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WARD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2002-05-03 published
WARD Shirley (ne HALLIDAY) passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2002 in Collingwood in her 54th year. Shirley, beloved wife of the late Mervyn George WARD. Dear mother of Bonnie and her husband Greg NELL and Wendy and her husband Eric CONWAY. Loving sister of Phyllis, Sheilah, Jean, Irene, Joyce and Cindy. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her three grand-children Emma and Jack NELL and Daniel CONWAY. Always adored by her mother Ileen HALLIDAY and her father the late Gordon HALLIDAY. Visitation took place on Friday, April 19, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Fawcett Funeral Homes, "Collingwood Chapel", 82 Pine Street, Collingwood. A funeral service was held on Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 11: 30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Maple Street, Collingwood. Interment, Westmount Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association of Canada can be made in Shirley's name.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-13 published
CLARE, Mildred F. -- Peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 12 2002 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ivor. Loving mother of Beverley (Joe THOROSKI,) Lorraine (Don NOLAN) and Darlene Ewing (John THERRIEN,) as well as the late Donna and John WARD. Beloved grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 28 and great-great-grandmother of 2. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. Service on Thursday at 12: 30 p.m. in the Ward Chapel. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-15 published
WARD, Peter -- Peacefully after a lengthy illness on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at the Scarborough General Hospital. Pete was 71 years old. Beloved husband of Mary (PORTER.) Loving father of Susan and her husband George GILBERT. A very special Papa to Luke and special friend to Tommy the cat. He will also be sadldy missed by his dear Friends and neighbours. Special thanks to Dr. Henry KRIEGER and all the staff at the Scarborough General Hospital. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, November 15. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, November 16 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-17 published
ANDERSON, John (Jack)
Peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial+ Hospital, Bracebridge on Saturday, November 16, 2002.
Loving husband of Brenda. Father of David, Larry and Tracy-Lee. Father-in-law of Gayle, Barbara and the late Gary MacDONALD. Grandfather of Whitney, Ashley, Eric, Sarah and Virginia. Brother of Evelyn (Mrs. Harry WARD) and the late Ivy. Good friend of Fumio KOJIMA of Toronto. He will be missed and remembered. At Mr. Anderson's request, cremation has taken place. If so desired, donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, 75 Ann Street, Bracebridge P1L 2E4 would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst 1-705-687-3242.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-21 published
CRANSTON, Olive Ivy (WILLIAMS) -- At Chelsey Park Streetsville on Monday, November 18, 2002, in her 90th year. Beloved wife, for 50 years, of James Dennis CRANSTON (predeceased) and much loved mother of Susan PARKE and husband Dedy WARD (Anacortes, Washington,) Chris and wife Cheryl McDOUGALL (Mississauga) and Rob (predeceased) and wife Ali STILES (Vancouver). Will be missed by her grandchildren, Gillian (Seattle), Tim (Boston), Megan Parke (Austin, Texas,) Josh and Ben McDougall CRANSTON and great grandchildren Ben and Leah. We welcome relatives and Friends to attend the Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2002 at M.G.T. Family Church, 1814 Barbertown Rd., Streetsville.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-19 published
MATTHEW, Pearl (ne WARD) -- At the Leisure World Nursing Home on Tuesday, December 17, 2002, Pearl, loving wife of John, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Pearl was predeceased by her parents and brothers Fred of Trenton, Ontario and Jim of Toronto. Left to mourn her passing are her beloved sister Agnes of Trenton, Ontario and brother John of Barrie. At Pearl's request there is no visitation.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
HOLMAN, Kenneth Roy -- Born June 8, 1924 in Sudbury General Hospital, passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital December 24, 2002 of lung cancer at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Phyllis (ne WARD,) Cummer Lodge, Toronto, brother Gerald of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, nephew Ron HOLMAN, Valemont, British Columbia, niece Dianne HOLMAN, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, brother-in-law George (Anna) WARD, Summerland, British Columbia, three nieces, Lois (John,) La Canada, California, Valerie WARD, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Joy (Steve) FERN, Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and four great-nieces Sabrina and Anna HARRISON, and Stephanie and Shannon FERA. Ken rose to tile rank of Sergeant. Royal Canadian Artillery, Third Division, during World War 2. Upon his return to civilian life, he graduated in engineering from Queens University, Kingston. Following that, he embarked on a career with Canadian National Railways. One of the major parts of his work with C.N. involved placement and design surveys as well as field surveys for property acquisitions for C.N.'s Hump Marshalling Yard in Maple, Ontario. A further part of his railway career was in Belleville, where he joined the Masonic Lodge. Ken and Phyllis were married in Barrie, Ontario on July 17, 1953. He retired from C.N. at age 60 as an Industrial Development officer. His retirement brought much enjoyment golfing with Phyllis at Meadowview Golf Club and in Florida. During his later years, he developed as an artist, creating paintings and sketches of military aircraft and railway locomotives. The family has appreciated the kind care and support of the medical staff at North York General Hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital K1 East Wing. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on December 31, 2002 at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580). Reception following. Should Friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-30 published
PATTERSON, Alma -- Passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale, Saturday, December 28, 2002. Alma Mary PATTERSON (ne WICKENS) of Kimberley formerly of Scarborough, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Edwin PATTERSON. Dear mother of Ted and his wife Joan of King City, and Ray and his wife Chris of Caledon East. Loving grandmother of Lindsay and Ruarri. Sadly missed by her sister Ora WARD, nephews Ron, Dennis, Murray, Leo, and nieces Janice and Heather. Life long friend of Lois WEBER. Predeceased by sister Irene, brother Art, niece Bonnie and nephew Wayne. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale (1-877-986-3310) Monday, December 30th from 2: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WARK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-26 published
Mother loses second child to gun violence
'What did I do to deserve this?'
Cal MILLAR Staff Reporter
Eight months after his sister was shot to death outside an Etobicoke nightclub, Yannick Antwon ROACHE was gunned down Christmas Eve while helping his girlfriend and her two young children out of a taxi.
Yannick, 18, was standing with a 3-year-old boy in a stroller outside his girlfriend's apartment in the Jane St. and Finch Ave. W. area when he was approached by two men, police said.
There was a brief conversation and then one of them fired several shots from a handgun.
Yannick's sister, Chemere ROACHE, was also 18 when she was shot dead on March 20 outside a Rexdale nightclub.
Detective Sergeant Terry WARK of Toronto's homicide squad doesn't believe the slayings are linked, but he said he has never seen a case where a mother lost children in separate homicides.
Carol ROACHE, mother of Yannick and Chemere, was at home preparing for Christmas when a friend called to tell her of the shooting at about 7 p.m.
She raced to Sunnybrook hospital where she saw her son, pronounced dead on arrival, lying on a gurney. WARK recalled her saying "I saw him, but is he really dead?" as he and his partner tried to console her.
"I just buried my daughter eight months ago," she told the detectives. "In eight months I have lost two children."
"I can't begin to understand or feel what she's going through this year," WARK said.
Even before this year the family had known violent tragedy. The dead siblings' aunt, Audrey ROACHE, was shot dead in her apartment in 1991.
Michael Andrew CHIN, 28, was convicted of manslaughter in 1993.
Chemere ROACHE was shot in the head March 20 after several people became involved in an argument outside an after-hours club on Racine Rd. in the Kipling Ave. and Rexdale Blvd. area.
Chemere was in her vehicle in the parking lot, picking up some Friends at the doorway of the club, when gunfire erupted and she was shot in the head.
Four men have been charged in the slaying.
WARK said the latest tragedy to strike the family came at 6: 04 p.m. on Tuesday when Yannick ROACHE encountered two men outside a San Romanoway apartment complex. He had just arrived in cab from a nearby plaza where he'd done some last-minute shopping with his girlfriend and her two sons, a 3-year-old and a 2-month-old.
WARK said ROACHE was standing at the rear of the cab waiting for the woman when two men approached him.
One of the men spoke to ROACHE, then the other shot him several times in the back.
"To take a chance so close to children," WARK said. "He had just placed a 3-year-old boy in the stroller. He was standing with the stroller when he was shot."
WARK said investigators have no motive in mind but he said there's no doubt ROACHE was the intended victim.
"I think it's quite obvious he was targeted. They were hunting him," said WARK.
After the shooting, a witness told police the attackers ran to a newer-model dark blue Volkswagen Beetle with tinted windows. It was last seen eastbound on Finch Ave.
Carol ROACHE told police Yannick was a Grade 11 student at Central Tech High School and decided to leave home and be on his own so he could be more independent.
She had been looking forward to having Yannick, along with his girlfriend and her sons, at her home for Christmas.
Yannick had lived at her home with her other son, Jamall, 15, but moved out after his sister was slain.
Results of an autopsy to be held this morning will be announced at a noon-hour news conference today. Police have also asked members of the victim's family to attend to make an appeal for help in finding the killers.
WARK said that as he and his partner arrived on Christmas Eve at Carol ROACHE's home, expecting to have to break the news of her son's slaying, she simply asked, "What did I ever do to deserve this?"
Investigators said Yannick ROACHE was known to police but there is no indication he had any connection to gangs that have been fighting a bloody turf war.
WARK asked anyone who saw the shooting or knows who may be responsible to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400, call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 or go to the 32 Division police station to speak with investigators.

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WARKENTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-26 published
WARKENTIN, Helen M.
November 26th, 1998. Memory is a wonderful lane. Where hearts are always true. A lane I often walk down, Because it leads to you.
You are in my heart mom, Forever loved and deeply missed, Colleen, Steve and Sean.

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WARKENTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-26 published
WARKENTIN, Helen M. -- November 26th, 1998. Memory is a wonderful lane. Where hearts are always true. A lane I often walk down, Because it leads to you.
You are in my heart mom, Forever loved and deeply missed, Colleen, Steve and Sean.

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WARNER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-11-06 published
Nancy (ne SHAWANGONABE (ABEL) BAIN
In loving memory of Nancy (ne SHAWANGONABE (ABEL) BAIN, Friday, November 1, 2002 at her residence at the age of 66 years.
Beloved long-time companion of Gerald GENEROUS of Sudbury. Loving mother of Ursula ABEL, Ron BAIN (wife Linda) both of Sudbury, Thomas of Toronto, Ann-Marie of Sudbury, Darlene GEAUVREAU (husband Alex) of Whitefish Lake, Diane of Whitby, and Debra of Sudbury. Cherished Nana to Melissa, Shane, Ron Jr., Raven, Neil, Jansen, Christopher, Shanna, Jasmine, Dylan, Montana, Jacob, Wyatt, Garrett and great grandchildren Julian and Reed. Dear daughter of Margaret (nee DEBASSIGE) and Angus Ignatius ABEL (predeceased.) Dear sister of Agnes WARNER (husband Butch,) Evelyn BISSCHOPS, Simon ABEL, Nellie LACOMBE (husband Hector) , Jessie RYCKMAN (husband Bob) and Don ABEL, predeceased by Eugene, Sylvester, Paul, Marjorie ABEL, and Stella ROBILLARD. Aunt Nancy will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Nancy will always be remembered for her loving dedication to her children and grandchildren. One of her greatest past times was watching her grand_son Chris play hockey as she was his #1 fan. She had an avid passion for gardening and walking and received spiritual guidance from daily readings of the Bible. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St. Sudbury. Funeral Service in the Church of Epiphany, 85 Larch St. Sudbury, Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 at 2 p.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery, Sudbury.

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WARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
WARNER, Cory A. -- Died suddenly, on Friday, December 13, 2002 at his home. Cory will be sadly missed by his wife Bessie, his son Brian and his daughter Kelly and her husband Ron McLUCKIE. Cory is predeceased by his son Paul. He will be fondly remembered by his family and Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Tuesday from 11 to 1 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
WATSON, Margaret (ne DAVIES) -- Peacefully, in her sleep, on December 20, 2002, in Toronto. Dear wife of the late James WATSON. Loving step-mother of Bonnie WATSON, Sandra and her husband Larry WARNER, and Jim WATSON. Grandmother of Lesley and Christie. Great-grandmother of Olivia. Sister of Nora ROWLES, the late Frank DAVIES, Edie BROWN, and Dorothy ARKELL. Aunt of Bill, Charlene, David, Linda, Tim, Martin, Peter, and the late Elizabeth. Margaret will be sadly missed by all her Friends and relatives. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (South of Eglinton Avenue East), from 11: 00 a.m. until the Service at 1: 00 p.m. on Monday, December 23. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Reception to follow interment.

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WARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
WARNER, Eldon -- Long-time member of St. Vincent de Paul Society. Peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2002 at Humber River Regional Hospital Finch Site in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (ne HORAHAN.) Dear father of Matthew, Mary-Jo and her husband Andrew RHODES, as well as the late Christopher. Much loved ''Pappa'' of Sarah and Alexandra. Loving brother of Dorothy, Doris, Ruth and Marilyn. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Road (at LaRose). Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WARNOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-20 published
WARNOCK, Walter William ''Wally'' -- (Long-time employee - General Electric) At Mount Sinai Hospital on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Ann for 45 years. Dear brother of Russell and Georgina. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill (near Thornhill Square) on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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WARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
COLLINS, John Joseph -- Passed peacefully away at the Leonard A. Miller Centre, Palliative Care Unit on December 15, 2002, John Joseph COLLINS of Placentia Junction, age 63 years, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Leaving to mourn wife, Effie of 33 years, daughter Jane WALSH (Ken,) son Johnny (Sharon,) 2 loving grandchildren Shane WALSH and John COLLINS, sisters Marie RYAN (Jack,) Margaret WARR (Harold,) Bernadette COLLINS, Noreen RUSSELL (Fred), Elaine METCALFE (Ford), Saint John's and the Avalon areas, brother William COLLINS, Prince George, British Columbia, also a large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and Friends. Cremation has taken place. Resting at Holloway's Funeral Home, Whitbourne on Tuesday, December 17, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, December 18, at 2: 00 p.m. from St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Whitbourne. No flowers by request. ''A Battle Well Fought''

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WARREN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-25 published
Cynthia WALTERS (ne AISTROP)
In loving memory of Cynthia who passed away at her home in Sudbury on September 8, 2002 at the age of 58 years. Beloved daughter of Verna MASTERS (George) of Sault Ste. Marie, cherished sister of Vivian WARREN (Mike) of Lindsay, Laurie MASTERS (Sandra) of the Sault., loving aunt of Randall and Peter WARREN, Todd AISTROP (Judy,) Corey Rice (Sheldon,) great-aunt of Alex and Eric AISTROP and John RICE. Predeceased by father (F/LP,) Charles Sydney AISTROP, A.F.C., Royal Canadian Air Force and brothers Brian (Lynda) and Clifford (Judy) AISTROP. Ex-wife of Gary WALTERS. Fondly remembered by long time companion Isadore WEINBERG. Cynthia will always be remembered by her love of her pets and is reunited with Bobbi, Buttons, Boots, Carmel and others and is survived by her ever-faithful dog Bo. Born and raised in Sudbury, Cynthia lived in Kirkland Lake (2001), Sault Ste. Marie (1976 to 2001) and previously in Toronto, the Sault and Sudbury and was a summer resident of McGregor Bay from 1975-1996. Her family and many dear Friends can take comfort in their best memories. A memorial service to celebrate the best times of Cynthia's life will be held in the Simpson Room of the Sault Ste. Marie Holiday Inn on Saturday, September 28, 2002 from 11 am - 3 p.m.. Janet NORMAN will offer a memorial tribute at 1 am, followed by a time for fellowship and refreshments. Memorial donations to your local animals shelter would be appreciated.

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WARREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-11-29 published
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Dorothy " Irene" (ne JOHNSON,) of Trenton in her 75th year passed away peacefully on November 22, 2002. Loving wife of Theodore "Ted" for 54 years. Dear mother of Beverly (Ray) BLANK of Winnipeg Manitoba, Valerie GAULIN of London, Noreen Johnstone (Oscar WARREN) of Trenton, Roberta (Stuart) ROZEMA - Seaton of Brighton, James (Annie) MUNDT of Gibbons Alberta, Dale MUNDT of Kingston and Donna (Jeff) SANDFORD of Cobourg. Predeceased by daughter Karen ANTOINE (Halupka) of Lethbridge Alberta. Lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial service at Carrying Place United Church on Saturday, November 30, 2002. Interment at a later date. In memory of Irene donations to the Trenton Hospital or Carrying Place United Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-11-25 published
The supernova of ballet
Fun-loving character dancer lived life to the fullest
By Paula CITRON
Monday, November 25, 2002 -- Page R7
Toronto -- When John CRANKO's The Taming of the Shrew entered the National Ballet of Canada's repertoire in February, 1992, there were four advertised casts, and I was slated to see them all. It was Peter OTTMANN, then a first soloist who was appearing as Lucentio, who told me about a fifth performance -- a student matinee that featured a new member of the corps de ballet as Petruchio.
When one dancer singles out another to a dance writer, you listen, and even though I was in Shrew overload, I was there that Thursday afternoon to experience the explosive dance phenomenon known as William MARRI.
His maddeningly male, politically incorrect Petruchio kicked butt and gave no quarter, and I thought he was one of the sexiest men alive, let alone that the guy could dance up a storm.
"I felt he was going to be brilliant which is why I mentioned the performance," recalled Mr. OTTMANN. " From what he was showing in rehearsal, I knew he was going to be a major player of the next generation."
Reid ANDERSON, who staged the ballet, was the National Ballet's artistic director at the time.
"One noticed immediately William's beautiful feet and legs, and handsome, chiselled features," he said from his office at the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany. "He had the raw animal charisma that I thought would be perfect for the role."
Mr. MARRI was Shakespeare's Petruchio in real life, too -- a hard-drinking, hard-living, fun-loving bon vivant with an appetite for excitement.
His death in Manhattan on Nov. 16 -- just two days before his 34th birthday -- was a shock, but not the manner of his going. His motorcycle collided with a cab and three operations couldn't save him.
Mr. MARRI often alluded to the notion that he would die young on his beloved bike. Perhaps that's why he lived every moment to the fullest.
"He had a James DEAN quality about him," said National Ballet principal dancer Rex HARRINGTON, "like he was doomed to live fast, die young and become a supernova."
Mr. MARRI was in New York because he was the second cast lead in the Twyla THARP/Billy JOEL dance musical hit Movin' Out. The company had been searching for over six months for an acting dancer to play Eddie in the matinees until they found Mr. MARRI. "He was hungry, a quality I admire," Ms. THARP said. "He came to a role that was already defined, but he made it his own."
Perhaps the most astonishing fact about Mr. MARRI was that he didn't begin serious dance training until he was 19.
Born and raised in Montreal, he had an unsettled early life. His parents separated when he was young and he had a volatile relationship with his father. By his teens, Mr. MARRI was a street-smart, dyslexic dropout hanging out in bad company. He had also been a beach bum in Hawaii, and in fact, when he got the Broadway role earlier this year, he moved to the New Jersey shore so he could surf every morning before going to the theatre.
He became interested in classical dance after seeing Jorge DUNN of the Bjart company perform in a movie. More to the point, he told Friends later, a dance school was home to a plethora of half-naked women in leotards.
Vincent WARREN, his first teacher at L'cole suprieure de danse du Qubec, remembered a guy who walked in off the street in 1987 wearing a tattered track suit on a bronzed body that was born to dance. Daniel SEILLIER, his second teacher, recalled the big personality whose wildness manifested itself in a maniacal urge to succeed.
After graduating, Mr. MARRI spent the summer at the Banff Centre's dance program where he solidified his legend as a Casanova.
He joined the National in 1990, and while not quite the stately prince with beautiful lines, he excelled in the dramatic, demi-character roles requiring both strong technique and acting.
Mr. MARRI never held back on-stage nor in his personal life, said James KUDELKA, the National's artistic director. Close Friends like Richard LANDRY and Christopher BODY from the National, and Sean D'ANDRADE, who works in hospitality, are full of William MARRI stories, many unprintable. He was a man who loved women and possessed an unrelenting sexual appetite. He could carouse all night and still show up for work the next day. As former dancer Joanna IVEY says: "If you knew him a short time, he was your friend. If you knew him a long time, he was your brother."
Mr. MARRI was a man who believed in a male code of nobility and loyalty.
Even so, women like ballet orchestra violist Valerie KUINKA adored him because he was spiritual and tender. Principal dancer Greta HODGKINSON, who was romantically involved with Mr. MARRI for more than five years, said he was vulnerable and sensitive yet brutally honest.
Complex, vain and intelligent, a suave French-Canadian who had exquisite taste, Mr. MARRI was a man of many facets. He loved watching cartoons and collecting comic books and he was interested in the supernatural. He was a master chess and pool player and an avid golfer, and also a superb cook, gourmand and wine savant. In fact, he dreamed of opening up a restaurant with his good friend, tenor Richard MARGISON, and their favourite conversations were about the world's best wines and tequilas.
Although fiercely dedicated to his craft, Mr. MARRI often refused to do press interviews or go to receptions. When he did attend, he acted outrageously. Yet, in his final years at the National, he took it upon himself to be gadfly to such talented youngsters as first soloist Guillaume COT.
"It was scary at first, but I think he saw I had the potential to become self-absorbed and egotistical," Mr. COT said. "He wanted to teach me early, what he had come to learn late."
And then there was the motorcycle.
On the day he was promoted to principal dancer, Mr. MARRI showed a dearly held, dog-eared photo of a motorbike, a Ducati, to Ms. KUINKA, telling her it was going to be a present to himself.
"His motorcycle was all about freedom," Mr. LANDRY said. "A hundred kilometres [an hour] on a bike feels different than in a car. You feel alive in the rush of speed."
For those he left behind, that was a great irony. Former soloist Roberto CAMPANELLA said perhaps it was best that death took Mr. MARRI -- anything less than 120 per cent would have been a nightmare.
William MARRI, dancer; born in Montreal on Nov. 18, 1968; died in New York on Nov. 16, 2002.
Paula CITRON reviews dance for The Globe and Mail.

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WARREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-14 published
WOOD, Duncan -- It is with great sadness the family of Duncan Stewart WOOD announces his passing on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 in his 82nd year. Duncan was much loved by his late wife Elizabeth (Betty) WOOD and friend Jessica YATES. Loved father of Duncan WOOD Jr. and wife Bonnie, John WOOD and wife Anita, and Laraine WOOD. Beloved grandfather of Tamara STACEY and husband Jeremy, Todd WOOD, Michael WOOD, Dana WARREN, Kevin WARREN, Ian WOOD, Scott WOOD and great-grandfather of Scott and Alison STACEY and Dakota WOOD. Longtime employee of Donlands Dairy/Neilson. A memorial service will be held at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre-North York, 101 Senlac Road, (entering from Beecroft Rd. gates) 416-221-3404 on Saturday, November 16 at 1: 30 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. There will also be a celebration of Duncan's life Friday, December 6, 2002, at 126 Cameron Street, Sarnia, Ontario at 8: 00 p.m.

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WARRINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
WARRINER, Bruce Douglas -- After a short struggle with cancer, at the age of 55, he passed away at his home in Angus on Wednesday, December 25, 2002. Beloved husband of Mary Ann PHILLIPS. Loving father of Charmayne (Steve), Angie (Mark), Jonathan and Krystal-leh. Dear stepfather of Sherry Ann (Phil). He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Hayden, Eric, Meghan, Alexa and Drake along with many family and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Scott Funeral Home, ''Brampton Chapel'', 289 Main St. N. (Hwy. #10). 905-451-1100 on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Chapel Service will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 11 a.m. Private cremation.

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WARRINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-29 published
WARRINER, Bruce Douglas -- After a short struggle with cancer, at the age of 55, he passed away at his home in Angus on Wednesday, December 25, 2002. Beloved husband of Mary Ann PHILLIPS. Loving father of Charmayne (Steve), Angie (Mark), Jonathan and Krystal-leh. Dear stepfather of Sherry Ann (Phil). He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Hayden, Eric, Meghan, Alexa and Drake along with many family and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Scott Funeral Home, ''Brampton Chapel'', 289 Main St. N. (Hwy. #10). 905-451-1100 on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Chapel Service will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 11 a.m. Private cremation.

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WARWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-19 published
WARWOOD, Pearl (ne WILKINSON) -- Peacefully at Community Nursing Home on Monday, November 18, 2002. Pearl in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Beverley WARWOOD. Dear sister of Vera BUCKNER. Special Aunt to Sheila (Wilkinson) JOHNSTON and Jane WARWOOD. She will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews. Special Nana to Christopher, Heather, Trudy, Tim and Adam. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from Stouffville Baptist Church on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Stouffville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Stouffville Baptist Church.

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