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HERBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-29 published
Ben HOCHMAN
By Marilyn HERBERT, Monday, December 29, 2003 - Page A20
Born in Wierzbice, Poland, in 1908, 1910, or 1912 -- depending on the document consulted. Died November 4, in Toronto, of general decline, aged (about) 95.
Ben HOCHMAN lived a very long, healthy (and unmedicated) life to the end. In his prime, his first 90 years, he could out-walk, out-carry and out-smile any of us. He loved being in his garden, or at his sewing machine, caring for his grandchildren or simply reciting aloud all the street signs while riding in the car. He cherished life and always faced it with a positive outlook.
He was born in Wierzbice, Poland in 1908, 1910, or 1912 - -- depending on which government document you were looking at. Birth certificates were expensive and especially difficult to come by. On my father's 75th birthday, he laughed and said he was sorry but he could not accept our gift because he was not yet 75. He had been drafted into the Polish Army at 19 instead of the obligatory 21. The only way he had of pinpointing the accurate date, was to recall the celebration of his bar-mitzvah.
Born to Naftali and Rivka HOCHMAN, Ben was one of a family of four boys and one girl. After their father had an accident that claimed the use of his hands, Ben and his brothers took up tailoring. In time, Ben married Hennele GREENBERG and they had two small boys, each born while he was away in the army.
War brought bitter times to the Jews of Europe, but Ben had always enjoyed good relations with his Polish neighbours. In the end, it was a good Polish family who saved Ben and his surviving brother, Yosef, by keeping them hidden in their barn for two years. During this time, two of the family's children were arrested and detained, but never gave up Ben and Yosef; the brothers, protected by the family dog, slept each night in the fields far from detection, returning to hiding at sunrise.
The war cost Ben the lives of his parents, his remaining brothers, sister and sister-in-law, his wife and young sons, but not his dauntless spirit. Ben and Yosef left Poland in search of a way to rebuild their shattered lives. When they arrived at the displaced persons camp in Feldafing, Germany, Ben met and married Fanny AJDELBAUM, a young woman he had previously known from his old neighbourhood.
Desperate to leave Europe's destruction and mayhem, Ben put his name on every emigration list he could find. Salvation came from Canada: Jews with experience and skills in the garment industry were able to enter Canada. An uncle, Mendel HOFFMAN, sponsored him, and so while his only surviving brother finally arrived in Israel, Benny, Fanny and Marilyn disembarked at Pier 21 in Halifax and moved on to Toronto, where six years later, Harry was born.
Life was never easy but, by working extremely hard, Ben made a good living, first as a tailor and, finally, as a smoke-shop proprietor. Ben never minded working 14 hours a day, seven days a week and 51 weeks a year, because he was in Canada. Although he missed his brother, he was forever grateful for the opportunities and Friendships he made here.
He raised two children, Marilyn and Harry, who gave him the loves of his life -- his six grandchildren: Jenny, David, Adina, Laura, Mark and Steven. He was a proud and doting grandfather who babysat, drove them to their Friends and enjoyed watching them in their various activities.
Everyone's life is unique, but survivors of any of history's atrocities will always have a special place. Regretfully, Ben and his brother, Yosef, both passed away this same year. Despite living half a world apart for more than half a century, their bond continues to be unbreakable.
Marilyn HERBERT is Ben's daughter.

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HERGERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-11 published
HERGERT, Raymond Henry
Died peacefully in Toronto, on Sunday, November 2, 2003 in his 93rd year. Raymond was the only child of the late L. K. HERGERT and Emily Victoria THOM. He graduated from Upper Canada College and joined his father in business at Hunts Limited. He retired as Vice-President of Canadian Food Products. Raymond and his loving wife, Janet WINNIFRED, enjoyed happy years of retirement at Lake Nipissing. He leaves his treasured daughters, Sally WHITE/WHYTE and Wendy KASTA, and his dear son-in-law, Peter WHITE/WHYTE. His beloved grandchildren, Paul and Tim KASTA, David WHITE/WHYTE and his wife Mary Jane YULE, Nancy WHITE/WHYTE and her husband Mark BADALI, and Steven WHITE/WHYTE, share wonderful memories of Poppa. He was the adored great-grandfather of Amanda WARD, Thomas WHITE/WHYTE, Alex and John Henry BADALI, and Matthew and Carly WHITE/WHYTE. A private family service was held with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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HERGOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-04 published
KRAFCHIK, Terrie (Theresa)
Died at Saint Mary's Hospital on Monday, November 3, 2003, at 90 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Paul Peter KRAFCHIK (February 1989.) Mother of Gail and her husband Bob HASLER of Ottawa, and Jim and his wife Lillian KRAFCHIK of Toronto. Grandmother of Michael KRAFCHIK, David KRAFCHIK, both of Toronto, and Laurel Anne HASLER of Saint John's, Newfoundland. Sister of Dorothy WEILER of Kitchener, Marie KARN of Puslinch, Loretta McCASKILL of Barrie, and Helen HIPEL of Waterloo. Sister-in-law of Gladys HERGOTT of Kitchener. Predeceased by her brothers, Irvin, Elmer and Jerome HERGOTT. Terrie was an active member of Saint Mark's R.C. Parish where she was also a member of the Catholic Women's League. She taught bridge to the blind from 1973-1975, and was very involved in parish bridge marathons from 1954-2003. The KRAFCHIK family will receive Friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467) Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with parish prayers on Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 10: 15 a.m., then followed by Terrie's Funeral Mass at Saint Mark's R.C. Parish, 55 Driftwood Drive, Kitchener, at 11 a.m. Fr. Bill TRUSZ officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Saint Mark's R.C. Parish Mortgage Fund or to Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1135 for Theresa's memorial.

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HERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-12 published
Died This Day -- 13 school canoeists, 1978
Thursday, June 12, 2003 - Page R9
Adventure outing by Saint John's School, Claremont, Ontario, struck by high winds on Lake Temiskaming, single capsize caused panic and the upset of other canoes, led to deaths of teacher Mark DEANNY and boys
Todd MICHELL,
Barry NELSON,
Jody O'GORMAN,
Timothy PRYCE,
David GREANEY,
Andy HERMAN,
Simon CROFT,
Tim HOPKINS,
Tom KENNY,
Scott BINDON,
Kevin BLACK,
Fraser BOURCHIER
Autopsies showed all drowned but that some had been in water 12 hours before death occurred.

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HERMMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-15 published
KOSKI, Dr. John T.
Dr. John T. KOSKI died on Friday, November 14, 2003 in Belmont House, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, his daughters Jane and Anne, his son-in-law Paul and his sisters Rosemary and Marianne.
Following cremation, the family will receive Friends and family at the Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road in Toronto on Sunday, November 23, 2003 from 1: 00-5:00 p.m. A Service of Celebration is to be announced later, to be held in Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of two newly established Memorial Scholarships in Dr. John T. KOSKI's name. For Cambrian College students, donations may be sent to Brian VENDRAMIN, Executive Director, Cambrian Foundation, Suite 103, 62 Frood Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3C 4Z3. Or, for Northern College students (Kirkland Lake campus) donations may be sent to Jennifer PEARSON, Coordinator, College Foundation, Northern College, P.O.Box 3211, Timmins, Ontario P4N 8R6.
The family wishes to thank Belmont House nursing staff for their loving care of John, his private duty nurses Yo and Margaret, Dr. BIRMINGHAM and Dr. REINGOLD of Belmont House Staff, and Dr. Nathan HERMMANN of Sunnybrook Medical Centre.

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HERREWEGHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-23 published
Rolf O. KROGER, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychology University of Toronto
Rolf died, as he lived, with grace, courage, humour and dignity, at home on April 18th, 2003, of advanced prostate cancer. He was the devoted and beloved husband of Linda WOOD. He was the cherished son of Erna KROGER and son-in-law of Adele WOOD; loving brother of Harold and Jurgen KROGER; dear brother-in-law of Wilma KROGER, Edelgard DEDO, Lorraine WOOD, Robert and Deborah WOOD, and Reg WOOD; much loved uncle of Andrew KROGER and Stephen KROGER, Christina and Linda JUHASZ- WOOD, Taylor, Genna and Devon WOOD, Jonathan and Nicole WOOD, Phillippe NOEL, and Jose and David TILLETT, and nephew of Liesl WINTER, Otto WINTER and Alf and Sue MODJESKI. Rolf was born in Hamburg, Germany, on September 28th, 1931. He emigrated to Canada in 1952, and completed a B.A. in psychology at Sir George Williams College (now Concordia University) in 1957. Following his M.A. (1959) at Columbia University, New York, he received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1963. His advisor, Prof. Theodore R. SARBIN (Prof. Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz,) has continued to be a valued colleague and dear friend, together with Rolf's fellow graduate student, Prof. Karl E. SCHEIBE of Wesleyan University and Karl's wife Wendy. Rolf joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto in 1964 and continued his research and writing in social psychology after retiring in 1996. Rolf's work addressed a variety of topics concerning the individual in the social system. His articles and papers on the social psychology of test-taking, hypnosis, history, epistemology, methodology and the discipline of social psychology all reflected his dissatisfaction with the status quo combined with proposals for new directions. For more than 20 years he has worked with Linda A. WOOD (University of Guelph) on topics in language and social psychology (e.g., terms of address and politeness), and most recently on a book on discourse analysis. At the time of his death, he was working on a discursive critique of the 'Big Five' personality theory enterprise and on stories of his experiences growing up in Germany during the Second World War. Rolf also took great pleasure in teaching and greatly valued the opportunity to work for almost forty years with so many talented and enthusiastic students, both undergraduate and graduate. Rolf was privileged to have many long-lasting Friendships, and he was grateful for the encouragement, help and comfort given by so many, especially Bogna ANDERSSON, Eva and Fred BILD, Clare MacMARTIN and Bill MacKENZIE, Frances NEWMAN and Fred WEINSTEIN, Jesse NISHIHATA, Anne and Michael PETERS, Andrew and Judi WINSTON and Lorraine WOOD. We have also been sustained by the kindness of our neighbours on Walmer Road. We express our particular thanks and appreciation to family physician and friend, Dr. Christine LIPTAY. Our thanks go also to the staff of Princess Margaret Hospital, to the physicians and nurses of the Hospice Palliative Care Network Project, especially Dr. Russell GOLDMAN and nurses Francine BOHN, Joan DYKE, Dwyla HAMILTON, Lynda McKEE and Ella VAN HERREWEGHE, and to the nurses of St. Elizabeth, especially Liz LEADBEATER, Sylvia McCALLUM and Cecilia McPARLAND. Cremation was private. There will be an Open House for remembrance and celebration on Sunday, April 27th (3-7 p.m.), Monday, April 28th (4-8 p.m.) and Tuesday, April 29th (4-8 p.m.) at 98 Walmer Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2X7. Please direct any queries to Frances NEWMAN (416-351-0755.) In lieu of flowers, donations to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (700 University Avenue, Third Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z5) or Amnesty International would be appreciated.

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HERRNDORF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-13 published
HERTZBERG, Deborah (née HARRISON)
Born March 30th, 1927, Kelowna, British Columbia. Died Victoria, British Columbia December 6th, 2003. Survived by her children Anne CHRISTENSEN, Ian and Peter (Susan M'GONIGLE), grandchildren Maggie, Adrian and Hillary HERTZBERG. Siblings: Bob (Marian) HARRISON, Lethbridge, Alberta. Elizabeth (Fred) HERRNDORF, Nepean, Ontario. Predeceased by her brother Peter (Lorna) HARRISON. Navy wife of John, Toy Shop Lady of Oak Bay, tearoom proprietor and author of 'Cooking Above the Treetops' at Kilima, B&B hostess in Metchosin and Sooke. Gathering of family and Friends at Royal Jubilee Hospital Begbie Hall, Victoria, British Columbia. December 27 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider planting something special, donating to Sleeping Children around the World (www.scaw.org), or contributing to her memorial bench. Arrangements through First Memorial, 4725 Falaise DriveVictoria, British Columbia V8Y 1B4.

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HERSEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-05 published
O'NEILL, Madelène (née HERSEY)
Died suddenly and peacefully at the Griffith McConnell residence on Monday, November 3rd, 2003 in her eighty-third year. Dear wife of Dr. James H. O'NEILL and beloved mother of Sharon (Bob SMALLHORN), Sally (Bob LEWIS), Stephanie (Skip KERNER) of Montreal and Sheelah of Montreal. Lène will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren David and Brian (Sandra) SMALLHORN, Chris and Tim (Jan) LEWIS, Matthew, Jamin, Emily and Sarah KERNER, and David and John ATTALA and new great-grandaughter. Sister of Peter (Mary) and the late John, also sister of Mason and Ronald. Visitation will be at Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd. (Corner Isabella), on Wednesday, November 5, 2003, from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Malachy's Church (corner Clanranald and Isabella) on Thursday, November 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montreal Alzheimer Society, 5165 Sherbrooke St. West, Office 410, Montréal, Québec, H4A 1T6 or to the Griffith McConnell Residence, 5760 Parkhaven, Cote St. Luc, Québec, H4W 1Y1. The family would like to thank the infirmary staff of the Griffith McConnell for their care and devotion. Condolences may be sent to www.kanefetterly.qc.ca

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HERSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-16 published
HERSH, Murray (Mendy)
A beloved teacher at Humberside Collegiate in Toronto for 31 years. Mendy HERSH died Thursday, May 15, 2003 of cancer, at age 57. Mendy met every challenge, as he did his final challenge, far too young, with grace and amazing courage. He passionately taught history and economics to packed classes, where his dedication and caring inspired a multitude of adoring students and the admiration of his colleagues. He was totally devoted and in love with his wife Barbara, whom he married in 1971, and he delighted in their three children, Michael, Lara, and David, who were absolutely central in his life. He also leaves his brother Harvey HERSH, his mother-in-law Mary MENDLEWITZ, and his brother-in-law Syd MENDLEWITZ, as well as many dear Friends. Special thanks to Dr. Russell GOLDMAN and his staff. Donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital (416) 586-8290. Funeral service at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Avenue W., on Friday, May 16th at 1: 30 p.m. Shiva to follow at 31 Tyrrel Avenue.

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HERSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-02 published
Murray "Mendy" HERSH
By Richard E. ROTMAN Tuesday, September 2, 2003 - Page A16
Teacher, coach, husband, father. Born February 10, 1946, in Toronto. Died May 15 in Toronto, of prostate cancer, aged 57.
As school re-opens this September at Toronto's Humberside Collegiate Institute, Murray " Mendy" HERSH won't be there. For the first time in 31 years, the remarkably popular history and economics teacher, and legendary basketball coach and player, won't take up his chalk and stand before his blackboard.
Even after receiving a terminal diagnosis, Mendy refused to quit teaching. He had accumulated more than a year's worth of sick days -- from never being ill in the past -- and declined to use them, declaring that quitting would mean giving in to the disease. In his last year, as the disease and its many enervating treatments wore him out, he sometimes taught sitting down. He maintained his fondness for the lighter side, employing everyday examples for concepts in economics such as the elasticity of demand, often basing his humorous stories on his children's life experiences. As it took an even greater toll, he reluctantly taught half-days and would return home, awakening the next day with absolute determination to keep on teaching. He maintained this regimen until two months before his death, when he was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital.
Mendy was renowned for coaching Humberside to the Senior Basketball Championship in 1979 over Oakwood Collegiate, when that school was a city hoops powerhouse. But he wasn't a coach just for the team's stars. Once there was a game late in the season and Humberside was far ahead. Mendy called the roster's 12th and least-able player to the floor. Once this player entered the game, Mendy called the plays to support him. He directed the other, more talented players to work around the 12th man's abilities so he could have the experience of passing, shooting and leading the team.
His players knew that he came by his expertise honestly. Growing up in the Annex neighbourhood, Mendy had been a basketball star in his days at Harbord Collegiate Institute. As his son Michael recounts, "My dad played on the 1965 Senior City Championship team at Harbord Collegiate. He was named a city all-star in a number of newspaper publications that year. He was the point guard and his very good friend Joe FAUST was the shooting guard. They were a dynamic combination and many people came to watch their outstanding court style and passing and shooting skills."
Mendy's family was his other unshakeable passion. He loved his wife, Barbara, with a delight so profound that it was obvious to their multitude of Friends that this was a loving marriage that worked -- for 31 years. They married when she was 19 and he was 26 and produced three children: Michael, Lara, and David. Mendy wore the title of "family man" with pride, always there for his kids and teaching nights and summers so the HERSHes could have a little more than a teacher's salary provided; each child, in turn, learned an outstanding work ethic and always contributed to their education and needs.
Mendy kept pushing forward long beyond specialists' expectations so that he could observe and participate in various family milestones, such as David's proud completion of his first year McGill. His children and Friends were shocked as the disease began to take its toll. To callers, Mendy would put on his "Cary Grant" voice robust and mellifluous -- to persuade them of his good health, yet there was no denying the changes in his appearance.
There are few like Mendy left; teaching wasn't about money, it was about the students and that was where his heart remained. He leaves behind a gigantic hole at Humberside, and also in his family and legions of Friends.
Richard is a friend of Mendy HERSH.

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HERTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-13 published
Andrew Lawrence VODSTRCIL
Died peacefully at his home May 11, 2003. Loving son of Elizabeth HERTA and the late Tomo and best friend and brother of Peter. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Léon de Westmount Church (de Maisonneuve West and Clarke) on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to the Montreal Heart Foundation will be greatly appreciated. No visitation by family request.

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HERTZBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-13 published
HERTZBERG, Deborah (née HARRISON)
Born March 30th, 1927, Kelowna, British Columbia. Died Victoria, British Columbia December 6th, 2003. Survived by her children Anne CHRISTENSEN, Ian and Peter (Susan M'GONIGLE), grandchildren Maggie, Adrian and Hillary HERTZBERG. Siblings: Bob (Marian) HARRISON, Lethbridge, Alberta. Elizabeth (Fred) HERRNDORF, Nepean, Ontario. Predeceased by her brother Peter (Lorna) HARRISON. Navy wife of John, Toy Shop Lady of Oak Bay, tearoom proprietor and author of 'Cooking Above the Treetops' at Kilima, B&B hostess in Metchosin and Sooke. Gathering of family and Friends at Royal Jubilee Hospital Begbie Hall, Victoria, British Columbia. December 27 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider planting something special, donating to Sleeping Children around the World (www.scaw.org), or contributing to her memorial bench. Arrangements through First Memorial, 4725 Falaise DriveVictoria, British Columbia V8Y 1B4.

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