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BONADIO o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-08 published
Donald Gregor McGREGOR
In loving memory of Donald Gregor McGREGOR, December 17, 1931 to December 20, 2002.
Donald Gregor McGREGOR Senior of Whitefish River First Nation, Birch Island who passed on to the Spirit World on Friday, December 20, 2002 at the Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 71 years. Known for his gentle spirit and kind sense of humour, he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, bingo and home projects. He worked for E. B. Eddy for 20 years before retiring in 1996. He also served several terms as Band Councillor on the Whitefish River Band Council and was President of St. Gabriel's Parish Council for many years. He was honoured as an Elder and Eagle Staff Carrier of Whitefish River First Nation. He was of the Eagle Clan and his Ojibway name he proudly carried was Ogimas, given to him by his father when he was a young lad. He played many years with the Sheguiandah Bears and was an avid supporter of minor hockey. Much beloved husband of 41 years and best friend of Mary Grace (nee MANITOWABI.) Loving and cherished father of Lucy Ann (husband Donald TRUDEAU) of Blind River, Patty (husband Leon LIGHTNING) of Hobbema, Alberta, Donald (wife Sandrah RECOLLET) and Kiki (husband Stephen PELLETIER) of Birch Island and Christopher WAHSQUONAIKEZHIK (wife Carol) of Sudbury. Proud and very loving grandfather of Donnelley, Kigen, Akeshia, Paskwawmotosis, Donald, Assinyawasis, Anthony, Kihiwawasis, Kianna Rae, Waasnode, Christina, Charles and Christopher. Survived by sisters Lillian McGREGOR of Toronto, Shirley McGREGOR of Birch Island and brother Peter McGREGOR of Nova Scotia and brother-in-law Roman BILASH. Also survived by brothers-in-law David (Linda), Ron (Nikki), Dominic (Brenda), and sisters-in-law Veronica (Andrew,) Rosie GAUVREAU (Gordon) and Medora(Don). Predeceased by parents Augustine and Victoria and in-laws David and Agatha MANITOWABI. Also predeceased by brothers Robert E. McGREGOR, Allan A. McGREGOR, and sister, Mary JACKO, Colleen FONT, Estelle CYWINK, Violet BONADIO and Olive McGREGOR and sister-in-law Shirley MANITOWABI McKAY. He was also a special uncle to 67 nieces and nephews.
Rested at the Whitefish River Community Centre. Funeral Mass was held at St. Gabriel's Lalamant Church, Birch Island on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 with Father Mike STROGRE officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.

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BONAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-01 published
McCULLOCH, Peter Blair, M.D., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
On July 31, Dr. Peter McCULLOCH died peacefully at home in Hamilton, in his 65th year. Peter was the loving husband of Judith (Craig), devoted father of Peter and his financée Christine KELLY of Westport, Connecticut, Paul and his wife Daphne BONAR of Toronto, Colin and his wife Marie (Hooey) of Charlton, New York, and gentle ''Bwana'' of Ian McCULLOCH. In 1968, just after five years of marrige, he lost his first wife, Sally Ann MARSHALL, mother of Peter and Paul, in a car accident. Peter was the only and dearly loved son of the late Velma and Peter McCULLOCH, the much admired and appreciated son-in-law of the late Charlotte and William CRAIG of Cambridge (Galt) and the late Grace and Frank MARSHALL of Orillia, and dear brother-in-law of Patricia and Ross HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Oakville. A graduate of the University of Toronto (1964), he did his residency in Internal Medicine and Clinical Haemotology at the Montreal General Hospital, earning his Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1969. This was followed by two years in Kenya where he was seconded to the University of Nairobi by McGill University for the Canadian International Development Agency/Kenya Medical Development Program. While in Kenya, he taught medical students, served as a medical consultant, undertook various study projects for the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dr. McCULLOCH returned to his hometown in 1972, becoming the first medical oncologist and establishing his systemic treatment program at the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre. He cared skilfully and compassionately for his patients, collaborated on research projects, coordinated provincial clinical trials, mentored colleagues and inspired students until April 2003 when his own cancer was diagnosed. He was a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and over the years served on many committees locally and nationally. He was particularly proud of his work as Chair of the Research Ethics Board of McMaster University/Hamilton Health Sciences. Peter was an enthusiastic skier, fisherman, photographer and student of history, science and world affairs, and he travelled extensively in pursuit of these interests. He will be sorely missed by his family, Friends, colleagues and patients, and by people whose lives he touched around the world. A funeral service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West (at Caroline), Hamilton on Tuesday, August 5 at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Robinson Chapel (King Street East at Wellington, Hamilton) on Monday, August 4 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, Hamilton Community Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BOND o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-06 published
Margaret "Maggie" BOND
In Ottawa, Wednesday, July 20, 2003. Maggie BOND age 41. Beloved wife of Brian FLEGEL.
Dear daughter of Shirley BOND and the late Albert BOND. Sister of Douglas BOND (friend Diane) and Diane (Charles COSBY.) Maggie will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, family and Friends. A service of memory of Maggie was held in the Chapel of the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (Ottawa) Sunday, August 3rd at 11 am. Kelly Funeral Home (613) 235-6712.

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BOND o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-29 published
Theodor NAGLER
In loving memory of Theodor (Ted) NAGLER, 76 years, Friday evening, October 24, 2003 at the Mindemoya Hospital, Manitoulin Island.
Beloved husband of Marie (BURT) NAGLER. Loving father of Dr. James (Faye) NAGLER,
Susan (Larry) TOBIN, Marcia (Michael) BOND. Cherished Papa and Grandpa of Emily and Lauren NAGLER, Felice, Jocelyn, Benjamin and Jacob TOBIN, and Jenna and Rebecca BOND. Dear brother of Maria PETROVIC (husband Stephan (predeceased) of Kapuskasing (formerly Sudbury) and Lydia NAGLER of Zell am See, Austria. Predeceased by his mother Maria and father Josef NAGLER of Zell am See, Austria and brother-in-law Harold (Rena) BURT. Sadly missed by nieces Anne MILLS and Mary Lynn WILSON, and nephew Stephan PETROVIC. Ted retired in 1986 as Director of Plant Maintenance after 30 years of service at Sudbury Memorial Hospital. Following his retirement he moved to Mindemoya where he enjoyed all the outdoor activities each season brings on the Island.
Visitation was held on Monday, October 27, 2003 at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church. Island Funeral Home

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BOND o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-29 published
Betty Jane VANHORN (née HOWARD)
In loving memory of Betty Jane VANHORN (née Howard,) October 28, 1935 to October 26, 2003. Suddenly at Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at the age of 67 years.
Dear wife of John VANHORN of Tehkummah. Loving mother of Hector (Marilyn) of Ice Lake, Jacqueline (Ted) of Cambridge, Becky (Marvin) of Manitowaning, predeceased by Barry (1981), Gilbert (1979). Special grandmother of Tammy, D.J., Tobi (Andy), B.J., Ariana, Tyler, Benjamin, Mikala and two great grandchildren Angelica and Logan John. Will be remembered by siblings, Eleanor (Len) BOND, Tina (Roy) MANDIGO, Dorothy ALLARD, Reta (Charlie) PARKINSON, Lawrence HOWARD, Marie (John) CARRADONNA, Len (Ilene) HOWARD, Tom (Florence) HOWARD. Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2003.
Funeral Service at 2: 00 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Elmview Cemetery.

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BOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-24 published
Constance Patricia YOUNG (née BOND) Lieut. Nova Scotia, R.C.A.M.C.
Beloved wife of the late Roy YOUNG. Born in Worthing, England August 9, 1911 died in Toronto February 22, 2003.
In between she lived her life with joy, humour, love, and faith. Connie graduated from St. Michael's Hospital in 1932 as a registered nurse. She practiced as a Public Health nurse (St. Elizabeth) after graduation. From 1941-1945 Connie served her country as a Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp., No. 2 C.C.S. Unit. After the war Connie worked as a Corporate nurse until her marriage to Roy YOUNG in 1954 when she began her second career as a wife and mother. Connie passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer. Connie is survived by her son Carl and Elizabeth YOUNG, Claremont, Ontario, and her daughter Mary and Keith LECKIE of Toronto and her much loved grandchildren Toban, Katelyn and Sean LECKIE. She was predeceased by siblings Courtney, Alban, Dorothy and Douglas all of whom together with Connie survived the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Tuesday, February 25. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gabriel's Church, 650 Sheppard Avenue East, Willowdale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 26. Interment will take place at St. Luke's Cemetery, Downeyville, Ontario. The family wish to thank their friend Mely and the staff at West Park Long Care Hospital.

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BOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-21 published
Constance Patricia YOUNG
By Mary Patricia Young LECKIE
Mary Young LECKIE is Connie's daughter. Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - Page A20
Lieutenant, army medical corps; nurse, mother. Born August 9, 1911, in Worthing, England. Died February 22 in Toronto, of cancer, aged 91.
If a movie were to be made of Connie's life, it would be an epic. Born Constance Patricia BOND in a sleepy, seaside English town, her family moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1914. Her father Charles was a man of great ambition who traversed the Maritimes vending cash registers, while mother Blanche managed the staff. On December 6, 1917, their world came apart when the Mont Blanc collided with the Imo in Halifax Harbour, creating the largest explosion in pre-atomic history. Connie, in class at the Sacred Heart Convent, was blown onto the floor. Her brother Courtney made his way to Citadel Hill to fight the Germans he assumed had invaded the city. Charles, stranded in Saint John's, waited five excruciating days until word came that all of his "Victory Bonds" had survived.
For many Canadians, the end of the First World War war was the beginning of the most difficult time in that century. Charles moved the family to Toronto to begin anew. But the glory days of wartime prosperity gave way to a tumbling economy that crushed the ambitions, will and finally life out of Connie's beloved father. Connie dreamed of returning to Sacred Heart to take her vows as a nun but as she was by then a nurse, she was the only employed member of her family. Connie stayed to support her mother whose income would never again keep pace with her desires.
As her siblings found employment, Connie began to yearn for adventure. Once a shrinking violet, she longed to break free. The opportunity came: the Second World War was declared and Connie enlisted. In basic training at Camp Borden she met Lily CLEGG, an irreverent counterpoint who taught her the fine art of having fun. Combat field-training came next, then they were bound for England. Also aboard were the men of Essex Regiment, fellow recruits and Friends. It was Connie's great sorrow to receive those boys back in England when a pitiful handful of survivors returned from Dieppe.
General Hospital in Sussex was a safe refuge but Connie wanted more and in 1944 she got it when she and Lily embarked for France. In the early hours of D-Day-plus-four, they were among the first Canadian nurses to set foot on Juno Beach. They followed the action through France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Connie celebrated Victory-in-Europe Day in Trafalgar Square. After decommissioning, she returned to Toronto to discover that the pay she had sent home had been squandered by her mother. So once again, she started over, studying Public Health at the University of Toronto; she practised as a public health nurse until 1954.
An unexpected whirlwind courtship was followed by marriage to Roy YOUNG, a widower with a son. Then, at the age of 45, Connie gave birth to a daughter.
Even in retirement in Omemee, Ontario, Connie continued to touch lives: administering meds, bandaging sprains and dispensing love and humour to all. She never lost her zest for life and in her 70s, Connie drove a fishing boat to town for supplies and in winter, a snowmobile to visit shut-ins. And she tended the ever-present live-in, Blanche, until her mother died in 1981.
Widowed at 89, Connie was soon after diagnosed with cancer. She moved to Toronto to be close to her children and was blessed with another two years. After a fall, Connie, wheelchair bound, almost gave up. Then the family discovered her old friend Lily was alive in a Toronto nursing home. The two were reunited and shared a month of memories. But on Christmas morning, Lily died and two months later, cancer took Connie.
Constance Patricia was a remarkable woman. For those she touched she will never die. Her spirit is irrepressible.

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BONDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-18 published
Mississauga man arrested in stabbing death of wife
By Erin CONWAY- SMITH, Thursday, December 18, 2003 - Page A17
A Mississauga man was arrested in the death of his wife after she was found stabbed at their home early yesterday morning.
Zofia BONDER, 45, died shortly after arriving at hospital with a fatal stab wound to her chest.
Her husband, Maciej BONDER, 46, was found at the family home with self-inflicted stab wounds.
He was treated for the minor injuries and released from hospital into the custody of Peel Regional Police, who were to charge him with second-degree murder yesterday. He will appear in court today.
The BONDERs have three children, all home at the time of the incident.
There were no other injuries.

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BONDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-24 published
Family struck by tragedy this Christmas
By Jonathan FOWLIE, Wednesday, December 24, 2003 - Page A8
Matthew BONDER and his sister Michelle sat virtually expressionless yesterday, describing their lives in the week since they were wakened in the early morning by the screams of their dying mother, who had just been stabbed inside their Mississauga home. Matthew, 20, took the lead, saying how important it has been to do anything, just to trick the mind into believing that life is anywhere near normal.
Sixteen-year-old Michelle, who called 911 last Wednesday morning, solemnly agreed. "We just have to continue living like we did two weeks ago," she said. "We're just going to have to get together and work as a family."
The two are not only grieving the loss of their 45-year-old mother, Zofia, but having to make sense of the fact that their father has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with her death.
Matthew and his sister say this is not the time to judge or lay blame. "You have to look through both sides of the story," Matthew said in a voice far too soft and gentle to match his hulking frame.
"What my father went through, or my mother -- the mind is a sensitive thing," he continued. "Wrong things can be said at the wrong time and you cannot have control over your own body, your actions."
That response lacks the anger and passion one would expect. Perhaps it is because he is training to be a police officer, and has learned that tepid, calculated reactions are often the most fruitful. Or perhaps he saw how the stress of the family's financial problems was causing his parents to snap at each other, and he believes it is possible no one is really to blame for what happened.
As he spoke through a vacant stare, it was apparent yesterday that the 20-year-old was not ready to revisit the memories of last week.
He would have been doing just about anything else, had a giant problem not resulted from an already grim situation. About two weeks before his mother died, the BONDERs received a notice from the bank threatening a power of sale on the house where they have lived for the past 15 years. The family also owes a sizable amount in back taxes to the city, and recently had to return their two cars because of financial problems.
Matthew, Michelle and their nine-year-old sister Andrea are all in school, so the only reliable income the family now has is coming from their godmother, a close family friend who also lives in the house and is caring for the children.
Given the size of the mortgage, and the fact that the godmother needs to support everyone, it's almost inevitable the family will soon have to move. To ensure this does not happen, Peel Regional Police have established a trust fund. Donations can be made at any TD Canada Trust branch to the BONDER Family Trust Fund.
"I see the immense potential these children have," Acting Det. GIOANNETTI said yesterday, explaining why he has taken the family under his wing.
"The debts that are on them are heavy. These children shouldn't be encumbered for the rest of their lives... and have opportunities taken away from them because of this."
Acting Det. GIOANNETTI also helped get the Salvation Army and Victim Services of Peel to provide the family with a proper Christmas.
Both groups combined to provide a decorated tree and gifts for the family.
This is especially important tomorrow since Christmas Day is also Zofia's birthday.
Matthew added that Andrea, his youngest sister, has yet to absorb everything that has happened, and has been looking forward to Christmas throughout the past week.
"Andrea, she's small; she realizes that Mommy is gone," he said.
"It's affecting her, but not to a great extent because she hasn't realized."

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BONDY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-07-23 published
Moses LAVALLEE
In loving memory of Moses LAVALLEE, 77 years, who died peacefully at his daughter Karen's home in Wikwemikong, Thursday, July 10, 2003.
Moses LAVALLEE began his journey through life on March 10, 1926. At the young age of 16 he worked for the Canada Steam Ship Lines. At the age of 22 he journeyed to Toronto and worked on the construction of the Toronto Subway Line. He subsequently obtained a job with the City of Toronto and retired as a heavy equipment operator after 30 years of service in 1983. Moses had many interests including repairing old lamps, bed frames and chairs, to name a few. He worked with deer hides and made many beautiful pairs of men's and ladies' gloves. He also enjoyed traveling to pow-wows to watch his children and grandchildren dance.
Beloved husband of Rosemary (MISHIBINIJIMA) LAVALLEE of Sudbury. Loving father of Karen J. PHEASANT of Wikwemikong, Sharon LAVALLEE (Harvey BONDY) of Manitowaning and Tim LAVALLEE of Toronto. Survived by son-in-law Isadore PHEASANT Jr. of Wikwemikong, and his son Lloyd COOPER of Wikwemikong. Dear grandfather of Sophie PHEASANT (friend Peter JONES), Matthew PHEASANT (friend Jodi FOX), Jesse OSAWAMICK, Lisa LAVALLEE and Jenmee BONDY and great grand_son Ezra JONE. Dear son of the late Michael and Sophie LAVALLEE (both predeceased.) Dear brother of the late Liza PELTIER and the late Eva EWIIWE. Funeral mass was held in Holy Cross Mission in Wikwemikong on Monday July 14, 2003. Interment in the Buzwah Cemetery.

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BONDY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-09-17 published
Nancy Louise (WEMIGWANS) SHAWANA
In loving memory of Nancy SHAWANA, March 7, 1936 to September 10, 2003.
Nancy SHAWANA, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the age of 67 years. She was born in Wikwemikong, daughter of Esther ANNIMIKWAAN and the late Adolphus WEMIGWANS (predeceased January 1946). She was a member of the Catholic Church and the Homemaker's. Nancy had many hobbies and interests including quilting, putting puzzles together and Bingo. She was an avid outdoorswoman, who enjoyed playing with the grandchildren, and visiting with family and Friends. Nancy has left happy memories that will be cherished by family, Friends and staff and residents at the nursing home where she lived and worked. Beloved wife of the late Joe Alex SHAWANA (September 1999.) Loving mother of Gordon WEMIGWANS (wife Julia,) Clement SHAWANA (friend Irene) of Wikwemikong, Howard (friend Sheila,) James SHAWANA (wife Marcella) of Niagara Falls. Her son Justin predeceased her. Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Loving sister of Lawrence (wife Agatha) WEMIGWANS, Beatrice BONDY (husband David predeceased,) Rozina BRASS, Ronnie (wife Gail) ANNIMIKWAAN, Patsy CÔTÉ (friend Arnold,) sister-in-law Leona WEMIGWANS and Margaret SHAWANA (husband Lloyd predeceased.) Predeceased by Francis WEMIGWANS and Marcella LAPINSON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called the St.Ignatius Church, Buzwah on Thursday, September 11, 2003. Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 13, 2003 from Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong. Father Doug McCarthy officiated. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery.

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BONGARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-18 published
BIRKS, Helen Thompson
Died peacefully on August 16, 2003, in Montreal, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband John E. BIRKS. Dear mother of Sally BONGARD (Strachan), Barbara WYBAR and Peter BIRKS. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Ashley and John HENNESSY, Caroline, Jonathan and James WYBAR, Nicola Wybar THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and Michael BIRKS. Survived by her brother Alan G. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and sister June PASHKEVITCH. Predeceased by brothers Richard THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, John Munroe THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and sister Margaret LAY. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at St. Andrew's and St. Paul's Church (3415 Redpath Street, Montreal), at 2 p.m. Memorial service will be held in Metis Beach, Little Metis Presbyterian Church, on Friday, August 22nd, 2003. Donations in memory of Helen BIRKS may be made to McGill University, Attention Libraries (3605 de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2M1) or to the Little Metis Presbyterian Church Outreach, c/o 21 Beach Road, Metis Beach, Quebec G0J 1S0.

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BONIFACE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-18 published
Emma KERR
In loving memory of Emma KERR who passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 14, 2003 at the Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 88 years.
Predeceased by husband Lloyd KERR (1993.) Predeceased by her parents Daniel and Emma (STERLING) KAY. Dear mother of Wayne and wife Joyce of Naughton, Garry and wife Dawn of Manitowaning. Cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of 13. Loved sister of Hannah Jane (husband John BUIE), William Thomas, George Wesley (wife Lottie), Robert John (wife Doreen), Daniel Francis (wife Grace), Joseph Edward (wife Mary), Donald Lee, Susan (husband George PILON), Herman Roy (wife Lizzie), all predeceased. Survived by sister Mary Matilda and husband William BONIFACE. Visitation from 1: 00 pm until Memorial Service at 2: 00 pm on Friday, June 20, 2003 at Knox United Church, Manitowaning, Ont.
Burial of ashes in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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BONIFACE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-13 published
Emily " Lestie" Eileen McMURRAY
In loving memory of Emily "Lestie" Eileen McMURRAY who passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital on Monday, August 4, 2003 at the age of 62 years.
Loving wife of Doug McMURRAY. Loved mother of Jan McMURRAY of Little Current, Rick (Barbara) McMURRAY of Tehkummah, Debbie (Richard) KANKOWSKI of Hamilton. Fondly remembered by 9 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. Dear daughter of Mary BONIFACE of Wikwemikong Nursing Home. Loving sister to Earl KAY (Lolly predeceased) of Espanola, Harry BONIFACE of Tehkummah, Edna SARGINSON (Ron) of Ignace, Leola BONIFACE of Wikwemikong Nursing Home, Predeceased by Ken KAY, Survived by (Janet.)
Remembered fondly by Shirley (Lyle) PYETTE, Eileen (Alvin) PEARSON, Bev (Sandra) McMURRAY, Don (Joan) McMURRAY, Art (Marg) McMURRAY. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Private Visitation. A graveside service was held on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at Hilly Grove Cemetery. Island Funeral Home.

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BONNEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-26 published
Sheilagh Ann McGRATH
By Sean McGRATH Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - Page A20
Twin, student of education, artist. Born December 12, 1966, in Saint John's, Newfoundland Died December 14, 2002, in Ottawa, of a brain tumour, aged 36.
Sheilagh McGRATH was best known for her kindness, yet she possessed a hidden heroism, which surfaced in her astonishing courage and good cheer in the face of progressively debilitating, fatal illness. She was the quiet one in a family of six talented, attention-demanding children -- my twin sister.
At the age of 16, Sheilagh was diagnosed at the Montreal Neurological Institute with an inoperable brain tumour. She had been suffering from severe headaches for some time. She was plucked from the torrent of adolescence and subjected to radiation therapy. She lost her hair -- a profound trauma for her -- and missed the better part of the school year.
Sheilagh's soft-spoken demeanor concealed a fiercely strong will. She was determined to conquer her disease. She returned to high-school and enjoyed four relatively healthy years, graduating and going on to study Early Childhood Education.
In 1986 our father, James McGRATH, was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland. Sheilagh returned to Saint John's and continued her studies at Memorial University. A relapse of tumour-related problems led to a coma and near-death. She recovered, but her weakened short-term memory forced her to drop out of university. She clung to the dream of going back. The term would invariably begin without her, but undaunted, she would plan the next.
Her strength of will manifested itself in less subtle ways. In 1987, the Earl of Wessex, then a young Prince Edward of the House of Windsor, was our guest at Government House in Saint John's. When the prince requested a quiet night, the staff was instructed not to disturb him. My parents went out. In her early 20s, with eligible royalty in the house, Sheilagh had other ideas. She put on her best dress and joined the prince and his entourage in one of the State Rooms.
In 1989, her disease progressed rapidly, leaving her wheelchair-bound. She took a keen interest in painting. The Newfoundland artist Gerald SQUIRES gave her private lessons. The watercolours she did under his tutelage are full of light and joy. They not only express her spirit, but also reflect the special bond that developed between her and SQUIRES.
Sheilagh endured multiple surgeries at the Montreal Neuro with a disarming smile. In 1992 she was moved to the Elizabeth Bruyère Heath Center in Ottawa. Out from under her parents' roof for the first time, she thrived. She entertained visitors with Scrabble, chess, or a stroll through the Byward Market. A one-person cottage industry in the arts and crafts room, she created her Christmas presents by hand. She became a member of the Residents' Council and a persistent advocate of the rights of patients. The elderly Alzheimer's patients troubled her at first. She came to understand that she was called to minister to them, to befriend them, listen to them, or simply reach out and touch them.
In her last year, Sheilagh lost her power of movement, her speech, and most of her vision. In his homily at her funeral in the basilica in Ottawa, Father Norm BONNEAU expressed the paradox of her extraordinary transformation through suffering: "The more restricted in body, the freer her spirit; the greater the setback, the greater her courage; the greater the affliction, the gentler her kindness." As her physical existence declined, her serenity increased. By the end of her life she was an entirely other-centered person. Her death, in the presence of her family, was a definitive "Yes" to life. With gentleness, grace, and silent resolve, Sheilagh McGRATH let the world go.
Sean McGRATH is Sheilagh's twin brother.

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BONNETEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
NORMAN- SMITH, Keeva Minette
Born May 16, 2003 in Toronto to Martha NORMAN and P. Roch SMITH, Keeva died peacefully of a brain stem tumour at home on May 28, 2003 with the love of her parents and brother Ronan. Keeva joins her grandparents F. Charles SMITH (1983) and Rose Marie SMITH (2002) in eternal life. She leaves to mourn her grandparents: Sheelagh NORMAN and Gerry PARKES of Toronto; Conolly and Sharon NORMAN of Fairvale, New Brunswick; her uncles and their families: Randy SMITH and Jill BONNETEAU- SMITH and cousins Cole and Jake of Victoria, British Columbia; Christopher and Pamela SMITH and cousins Victoria and Jacqueline of Sugarloaf, New York; Nick NORMAN of Toronto; Renee MAGUIRE and cousin Devyn NORMAN of Huntington Beach, California. Martha, Roch and Ronan would like to extend a tremendous thank you to midwife Katrina KILROY; R.N. Katie WADEY; the nurses and doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children Mt. Sinai; Home Palliative Care Network; Community Care Access Centre and all those who helped in making Keeva's life a full one and ensuring that she had the opportunity to return home to die in dignity with her family. Thanks for coming to meet us Keeva, you are an incredible daughter. Ronan sends you dandelion wishes that you are safe. A visitation with Keeva and her family will take place on Wednesday June 4th from 7 - 9 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Services, 159 Eglinton West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.). A celebration of Keeva's life will be held on Thursday June 5th at 10: 30 am at the Church of the Messiah, Dupont and Avenue Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Keeva's memory to Trails Youth Initiatives, 378 Fairlawn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5M 1T8 (416) 787-2457 (www.trails.ca) or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8.

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BONSTEEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-29 published
Susan Florence BONSTEEL
By Julia SCHNEIDER Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - Page A18
Librarian, mother, grandmother, friend. Born May 25, 1917, in Simcoe, Ontario. Died February 6 in Stratford, Ontario, of cancer, aged 85.
I first met Sue BONSTEEL (née BEEMER) in my hometown of Stratford in the early 1980s. She was soon to retire as chief librarian at the local library and she encouraged me to apply for her job. Although I didn't get it, I did find a lifelong friend in this remarkable woman.
Sue was a mentor before mentoring became a common concept; she was also a role model for her times.
She exemplified how a civic-minded woman could be completely her own person, full of Charlotte Whitton wit; how a lover of adventure could fill the traditional role of minister's wife and mother of four children, and how someone full of compassion could totally eschew the sentimental. She seemed to regard her support for the arts, charities and environment more as common sense than duty (what would we do without them?) and her lifelong pursuit of learning came as naturally as breathing.
Sue went back to school when her children were growing up, completing her master's degree in library science at University of Western Ontario before going back to work. In many ways, librarianship with its promotion of literacy and literature, communication and contemplation -- was an ideal job for her. Both before and after she retired, Sue was a big draw at the library, whether talking about a new book discovery, a new place, or a promising author.
She was a local cultural resource, always on the intellectual move, creating conversation wherever she set down.
After she retired, Sue really went to work, continuing her omnivorous pursuits. She served on the Stratford City Council for a number of years, was a founding member of the Stratford Civic Beautification and Environmental Awareness Committee, and she also travelled extensively.
Although I did not see her often in recent years, her welcome was unfailing. "Where are you now?" she'd ask, and then she'd fill me in on her recent travels and where and how her children were. (Her husband, Richard, had died suddenly one evening while taking out the family dog.)
One did not have to explain to Sue the lure of far-off places. When young, she had thrilled to a posting with the World Council of Churches in New York City, but she really took off in later life. She travelled to China shortly after Tiananmen Square, sailed to many parts of the world on ecological adventures and, a blink after 9/11, set off for Egypt. "I'll have to die anyway," she said, "so why not on the Nile?" She also spent six months volunteering in Nepal, and came back amused at how her silver hair had become a hot topic of conversation for the dark-haired Nepalese.
Sue was the mistress of her emotions. The only time I saw her noticeably shocked was when we heard news of the death of actress Susan WRIGHT and her visiting parents in a Stratford house fire over Christmas in 1991.
The only time I remember her solidly disapproving of my actions was at the theatre one evening. The man next to me had draped his smelly stocking feet over the chair in front of me and I had a laughing fit; not, apparently, appropriate decorum for her guest at the theatre.
I wish Sue had been spared some of the things life sent her: a decade ago, the macular degeneration that left her unable to read. And then, a year ago, the cancer diagnosis that made some of her final days a torment.
Sue once said to me that each new day lived is an affirmation of life. That's what we have to think of now, until we can get beyond the sadness at Sue's absence from this world that was her vast and endlessly fascinating classroom.
Julia SCHNEIDER is a friend of Sue BONSTEEL.

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BONTJE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-28 published
TRUSCOTT, Peggy (née SAULT)
Peggy lived her life as a beautiful, special person who brought joy, love and light to everyone she touched. Her kindness, compassion and overwhelming energy to help others was ever present from her days as a nurse at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and the Victorian Order of Nurses, to her work as a nursing instructor at Centennial College and as a public health nurse for the City of Toronto. A wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and a wonderful friend. Peggy lived courageously with ovarian cancer for the last four years, her strength, positive outlook and love of life never wavering. Peggy died peacefully at home, on May 25th, 2003, wrapped in the love of her husband and best friend Bruce and her daughters - Sarah, Rebecca and Martha and son-in-law Josh KESTER. Peggy will be dearly missed by all who knew her including her parents John and Beth SAULT, her in-laws Marg and Os TRUSCOTT, her siblings Mary McKELVEY (Max,) Cathie HUGHES (Wayne,) John SAULT (Linda,) Barb SAULT (Liz THOMAS,) Patty BONTJE (Michael) as well as by her many Friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. We wish to thank Dr. J. STURGEON and Dr. D. DEPETRILLO (Princess Margaret Hospital), Dr. J. MEHARCHAND (Toronto East General Hospital), Dr. J. RIEGER (Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care,) and nurses Barb MOFFAT and Ann Marie HOGAN (St. Elizabeth Health Care) for their compassionate and supportive care. At Peggy's request, a private cremation has occurred, arranged by The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre. A service celebrating her life will be held for family and Friends at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Ontario (905-893-1121) on Monday, June 2nd, 2003 at 5: 30 p.m. The family extends a warm welcome to all who wish to join them. In lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to the National Ovarian Cancer Association, 27 Park Road, Toronto M4W 2N2 (416-962-2700). In September 2002 Peggy founded the first annual ''Walk of Hope'' to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. Please join us on September 7th, 2003 at the second annual National Ovarian Cancer Association ''Walk of Hope'' and remember Peggy. Further details will be available at: www.ovariancanada.org

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BONTJE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-27 published
SAULT, John Henry (1918 - 2003)
Died peacefully in Toronto on Friday, October 24, 2003 surrounded by his wife and family. Loving husband of Beth (HARRISON) for over 60 years. Great Dad to Mary (Max McKELVEY,) the late Peggy (Bruce TRUSCOTT), Cathie (Wayne HUGHES), John (Linda), Barb (Liz THOMAS,) Patty (Michael BONTJE.) Wonderful Grampa who will be missed particularly at Boshkung Lake by his grandchildren Keith, Andrew and Heather McKELVEY; Sarah, Rebecca (Josh KESTER), and Martha TRUSCOTT; Alison, Calum and Jeremy HUGHES; Harrison and Alex BONTJE. Predeceased by sister Helen (SAULT) LINDSAY whose children looked to him as a mentor and guide. Special Uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Jock, affectionately known as ''Saltie'' was a long-time salesman for the Canadian Salt Company. Along with a busy career and active family life, Jock coached hockey, golfed and drove the water-ski-boat. He was a dedicated Big Brother, Boy Scout Leader and Elder at Forest Hill United Church. Later in life he volunteered with North Toronto Meals on Wheels. He served a term as Mayor of Donarvon Park, Boshkung Lake and spent a cherished year as President of the Boshkung Lake Cottagers Association ending the summer by holding the First Annual Presidents Ball. A large man who loved life, he will be missed by his family, many relatives, Friends and co-workers. Jock was well known for his favourite saying, ''It's great to be alive''.The family extends sincere gratitude to the staff at Kingsway Retirement Home and the Trillium Health Centre (Mississauga) for their devoted and professional care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West at Windermere, east of the Jane subway from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, Monday; Memorial Service in the Chapel on Tuesday October 28, 2003 at 3: 00 pm. If desired a donation may be made to National Ovarian Cancer Association, 27 Park Road, Toronto, Ontario Canada, M4W 2N2.

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BONUS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Theresa " Tessie" Elizabeth MARTEL
In loving memory of Tessie MARTEL, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay and formerly of Little Current passed away at the Lodge on Wednesday June 4, 2003 at the age of 94 years.
She was born in The Slash, daughter of the late Thomas and Fannie McMULLEN) BONUS. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed knitting, cooking and crocheting. Tessie was a hard working wife and mother, and will be fondly remembered for her pride, love and enjoyment of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Fred MARTEL in 1952. Loving and loved mother of Frances DOMICH (husband Stan,) Winnipeg, Darlene WILSON (husband Bill,) Gore Bay, Allan MARTEL (wife Flora predeceased) Collingwood, Donald MARTEL (wife Ruth), Toronto, Donna SCHEELER, Wallaceburg, Norma GREEN (husband Allan,) Bruce Mines, Wayne MARTEL (wife Mercedes,) Winnipeg and Terry MARTEL (wife Jodie), Belleville. Predeceased by two children Gerald (Sonny) and Norman (Normie).+ Dear sister of Harry BONUS and Leah PHILLIPS both of Collingwood and predeceased by
brothers Allan, John, Herman, William and sisters Cecelia and Loretta. Dear grandmother of 16 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Thursday, June 5, 2003. The funeral service was held on Friday, June 6 from the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home with Pastor Les CRAMP officiating. Interment Mountainview Cemetery, Little Current.

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