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WICE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-17 published
GRANNER, Earl -- Peacefully, at his home on Friday, November 15, 2002. Earl GRANNER of Loretto and formerly of Weston in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marion (WICE) GRANNER of Loretto. Dear father of Marilyn and her husband Jim KITAY, Cherel and her husband Dave MARTIN and Earl GRANNER. Loving Grandpa of Tanya KITAY, Peter and Fatma KITAY, Melissa, Brandy and Chase MARTIN. Loved Great-Grandpa of Aybree and Daizy KITAY. Fondly remembered by Bernice BINGHAM. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Toronto. If so desired, memorial donations to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Alliston would be appreciated.

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WICKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-04 published
WICKEN, George -- In loving memory of a dear brother and uncle who passed away Dec. 4, 1984. As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near, The silent thoughts of times together, Hold memories that will last forever. -- Dearly missed by Harry, Nathaniel and Brittany.

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WICKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-04 published
WICKEN, George -- In loving memory of a special son who passed away on December 4, 1984. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear; Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. --Loved and sadly missed, Mom and Dad.

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WICKENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-23 published
WICKENS, Wayne Melville -- Passed away suddenly on Friday, December 20, 2002. He will be sadly missed by his very dear friend Cyndie CRYSLER, his brother Leo WICKENS and his wife Rosemarie of Lake Eugenia, and sisters Janice and her husband Joe SMITKA of Wasaga Beach and Heather WICKENS of Meaford. He was a member of the Toronto Ski Club and Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club. A celebration of Wayne's life will take place at All Saints Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood, on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations directed to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Homes ''Collingwood Chapel'' 705-445-2651.

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WICKENS 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 (née 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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WICKERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-11-28 published
AGGERHOLM
At Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, November 26th, 2002, Carl John AGGERHOLM of London in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Beverley (CARPENTER) AGGERHOLM. Dear father of David and his partner Betty of Mississauga, Michael of Woodstock, Mark and his wife Leslie of Trinidad, Matthew and his wife Gaetanne of Brantford. Loving granddad of Andrew, Kyle, Krista and Jonathan. Also survived by brother Aksel and his wife Betty of Mississauga. A memorial service will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford Street), London on Saturday, November 30th, 2002 at 11: 15 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Peter WICKERSON officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Rodney Cemetery on Saturday at 3: 00 p.m. Carl's wishes were, that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

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WICKERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-17 published
JOHNSTON
In loving memory of a loving mother and grandmother Florence JOHNSTON (née WICKERSON) who passed away December 17, 1982.
It's hard to think 20 years has passed,
Since a beautiful person was with us last,
Not a day goes by
that we do not remember,
All the loving memories
we shared together.
She had a heart of gold
and a smile so bright,
And her loving ways
made everything right.
To lose someone you love
is the hardest thing to do,
But no matter how many years go by,
We will always love you.
Always loved and remembered by Joe and Joan FIORINO and family.

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WICKETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
WICKETT, Hazel Lettitia May -- Of Belleville, formerly of Toronto for 53 years. Hazel WICKETT (née SADLER) in her 90th year, passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 14, 2002. Daughter of the late Edmund Norris and Archina Eleanor SADLER. Beloved wife of Donald W. WICKETT for 63 years. Loving mother of Ernest M. WICKETT of Belleville, Bonnie M. SMITH and her husband Terry of Foxboro. Proud and loving grandmother of Tommy SMITH of Foxboro. Sister of Harold SADLER, Meredith SADLER, both of Haileybury, Ontario and Allan MARTEL of Colbalt, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Ivan SADLER, sisters Florence GROZELLE and Edna WALLACE. Family may receive Friends at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville on Monday, December 16th, from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Bridge Street United Church on Tuesday, December 17th at 2: 00 p.m. (with visitation at the church from 12: 00 noon-2:00 p.m..) Cremation to follow. Reverend Dr. Hal WILSON and Reverend Dr. Paul OWEN officiating. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. John R. Bush Funeral Home (613) 968-5588.

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WICKMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-11-20 published
C. L. Marven BAUMAN/BOWMAN
In loving memory of C. L. Marven BAUMAN/BOWMAN April 3, 1913 to November 12, 2002.
Marven BAUMAN/BOWMAN, only son of the late Honourable Beniah and Mary (BARR) BAUMAN/BOWMAN. Born at Long Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ont. April 3, 1913, in the house in which his mother was also born. He spent his childhood between Toronto, Manitoulin and Ottawa, attended school in Toronto, graduated from Oakwood Collegiate in 1931. He returned to the Island and farmed on the family homestead for 3 years, then took on the job of Registrar of Electors for East Algoma in 1934-1935. On July 8, 1936 he married Effie McQUARRIE and they started married life in Toronto. Marven was employed at DeHaviland Aircraft in the Tool Making and Design field. He then moved on as Technical Manager with A. C. WICKMAN Canada Ltd. By the end of WW2, he was Sales Manager and Director of Modern Tool Works, which involved frequent travel across the continent and throughout Europe. His next position was Vice President of Canadian Machine Tool Builders Association. In 1956, he purchased a business in Newmarket, Ont. Marven was an inventor, a superb cabinet maker producing furniture, boats (even a cabin cruiser), a highly skilled tool and die maker, a wordsmith, writing prolifically-pertaining to his family history, letters to Friends which were highly cherished and to a wide assortment of causes, wherever he deemed injustice had been done. He loved flying, obtaining his pilot's license at age 50, and owned a succession of small aircraft. Marven and Effie flew to various destinations: Florida, Bahamas and summer weekends to the cottage on Tobacco Lake. He was a life-long boating enthusiast, a voracious reader, a dog lover, a crossword puzzle addict, a pool player in later years, driving daily to the Seniors Centre in Town. Marven was a devoted husband and caring father. He was a private person, incredibly honest and his word was his bond.
Through the years, he was President of The Rosicrucion Order in Toronto (AMORC,) Lieutenant of the Keswick Power Squadron, President of the Newmarket Lion's Club (1963-1964,) a CESO Worker in the Philippines, in his retirement (setting up design courses), and Chair of the Western Manitoulin Historical Society, taking a great interest in the Gore Bay Museum.
Marven was predeceased by his wife Effie (McQUARRIE) BAUMAN/BOWMAN, March 10, 2002. Loved father of Mary Jean, husband Lachlan MUIR of Gore Bay Carolyn, husband Bryan OSTROWSKI of Midland and Catherine, husband Raouf BALBAA of Mississauga. Proud grandfather of Mark TOOLE, wife Denise, Jordan TOOLE, wife Debbie Dr. Leisha OSTROWSKI and husband Chris GITTENS and Adam BALBAA and great grandchildren Mitchell, Katie, Carlie and Sydney. Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Thursday, November 14, 2002. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel with Reverend Beth Topps officiating. Interment in Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge. Culgin Funeral Home

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WICKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-07 published
He was too violent for hockey
By Ron CSILLAG Special to The Globe and Mail Saturday, December 7, 2002 -- Page F9
The screenwriters of Requiem For a Heavyweight would have been hard-pressed to pen a more sorrowful tale than that of Steve DURBANO, described by one hockey columnist as a goofy thug who made the goons in the movie Slap Shot look like monks.
There weren't many other epithets Mr. DURBANO didn't endure in his short but brutal professional hockey career, and the tumultuous times following: Super-goon, pimp, druggie, out-of-control. Even his own teammates feared the hard, hulking defenceman, whose playing statistics show notable numbers in just one category: penalty minutes.
After Mr. DURBANO played parts of six seasons with four National Hockey League teams, his life spiralled downward in a haze of drugs, odd jobs, prison and pathos until he died last month of liver cancer in Yellowknife, where had gone to escape the demons that haunted him for all his 50 years.
In 220 National Hockey League games, he scored 13 goals, tallied 60 assists and piled up 1,127 penalty minutes, or better than five minutes a game. Throughout his pro and junior career, including three seasons with the Toronto Marlboros, he left a trail of suspensions, fighting, stick-swinging and attacks on officials. His mayhem was no secret; one banner in the arena in Ottawa said, "Kill Durbano and win a Free Trip to Hull."
In 1978, after storming off the players' bench and famously attacking Bobby HULL in Mr. DURBANO's one season with the Birmingham Bulls of the now-defunct World Hockey Association, he was banned for 12 games and threatened with a lifetime suspension for his next overtly violent infraction. The ruling gave him the dubious distinction of being too violent for hockey.
"He was the most raucous player I've ever seen," former teammate Mike MURPHY was quoted as saying recently. "He scared me when he played with me and when he played against me. He was very likable, funny, friendly and genuine. But he used his stick in vile ways."
Harry Steven DURBANO was born in Toronto, the son of Nick DURBANO, a Toronto real-estate broker and former owner of the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Hockey Association.
"He was three years old when he laced up his first pair of skates," said Nick DURBANO, who lives in Jacksonville, Fla., semi-retired from managing golf courses. "At 7, he was playing with nine-year-olds. At 13, he was playing Junior A, and the [Toronto] Marlies were already interested in him."
Armed with a Grade 10 education, Mr. DURBANO stormed into his role as an enforcer for the Marlboros beginning in 1968 and attained notoriety as the most penalized junior player in the history of the Ontario Hockey Association.
"The big thing with Steve," recalled Frank BONELLO, his coach with the Marlies for two seasons, "was that he had tremendous potential. The scouts all thought he could become a heck of a pro. But every once in a while, he would get frustrated and go off the deep end.
"And then you'd meet him after the game and you'd never know it was the same person," Bonello said in 1983. "I think he had the skills, but sometimes he didn't make the best use of them. You never knew what he'd do."
While still a junior, Mr. DURBANO was twice charged with assault for off-ice behaviour, including a gloved swipe at a police officer, but charges were dropped. His part-time job, mopping up around Maple Leaf Gardens while the Leafs practised, stoked his dreams of the big leagues.
His most productive year came in the 1971-72 season with the Omaha Knights of the Central Hockey League: seven goals and 34 assists -- but also 402 minutes spent in the box.
The New York Rangers thought enough of Mr. DURBANO to select him in the first round of the 1971 amateur draft, the 13th player chosen overall. He signed for a $10,000 bonus and a $9,000 salary. Before he could don a Rangers jersey, he was traded to St. Louis, beginning a cycle of transfers that would see the 6-foot, 1-inch, 175-pound defenceman shunted from the Blues to Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Colorado, with brief stints in the World Hockey Association and the Central and American leagues, and finally back to St. Louis, where he finished his career in 1979, missing most of that season because of hepatitis and a mangled hand.
Along the way, he was suspended as many as four times in one season; threw his gloves at referee Ron WICKS; and was fined and suspended for shooting the puck at an official.
He was a prototype of the bruiser soon sought by all professional teams, "the beginning of a breed," as one teammate said, most notably manifested in the 1970s Philadelphia Flyers.
He knew it too. "If I just went on talent alone, I never would have made the National Hockey League," he said in a jailhouse interview 20 years ago.
Mr. DURBANO's post-hockey life began to unravel in 1981, when, after a trip to Peru and Bolivia, he was arrested with $11 in his pocket and a quantity of cocaine concealed in the false heels of his shoes. He was sentenced to seven years for his part in a scheme to smuggle $568,000 worth of cocaine into Canada, partly to feed his own $1,000-a-day habit. He served 28 months, and caused a huge stink when he told a newspaper columnist that he had lied at his trial, and that drug use was widespread in the National Hockey League.
In 1998, living on welfare and a $300-a-month hockey pension, he was sentenced to three months in jail for offering an undercover police officer a job with an escort service he was operating from a Welland, Ontario, hotel room. In between, he had jobs at a slaughterhouse, as a bartender and an assistant manager of a Toronto restaurant. It was a time of heavy boozing and a divorce.
Where did all that rage come from? His mother, Doreen JORDAN, explained while choking back tears. "He was a quiet child. But when he was 5, we noticed something wasn't right with him."
Six years ago, Mr. DURBANO attempted suicide, and the secret came spilling forth: During the summer of 1956, he had been molested by a male acquaintance at a family resort. She said the incident was corroborated by Mr. DURBANO's older brother, John.
"That's why he rejected all authority from men," his mother sobbed, "but never from women. He has two teenaged daughters he loved. Gordie HOWE told me he wished his sons had half the guts Steve had.
"He was a good kid, and he loved his Mom."
Steve DURBANO, athlete, born in Toronto on Dec. 12, 1951; died in Yellowknife on Nov. 16, 2002.

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WICKSTED o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
GIBBS, Theresa Roche ''Terry'' -- At her home on Thursday, December 12, 2002, Terry GIBBS of R.R.3 Carrying Place in her 53rd year. Loved daughter of Arthur and Johann WICKSTED. Beloved wife of the late Richard GIBBS. Loving mother of Kimberly RADHS and her husband Jeremiah and Kyle GIBBS. Also lovingly remembered by her grand_son Jordan. Dear sister of Andrew WICKSTED and his wife Cathy of Midland and David WICKSTED and his wife Yvette of Barrie. Sadly missed by her great Friends, Ted and Joan LOCKE and Mary PUFAL and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Rushnell Funeral Centre, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Monday, December 16 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Service to follow in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Padre Sid Horne officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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