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POOLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-11 published
Heather PAREKH
By Navin PAREKH, Nisha STOPARCZYK, Shaan PAREKH and Neil PAREKH Friday, April 11, 2003 - Page A20
Heather PAREKH
Wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, devout Christian. Born June 5, 1943, in Toronto. Died January 24, 2003, in Ottawa, of ovarian cancer, aged 59.
Boxing Day!
Heather gathered us -- her husband Navin, daughter Nisha and sons Shaan and Neil -- around the kitchen table in our home in Ottawa. We knew what this surreal meeting was about. Because we had great difficulty talking, Heather began. She told us her plan for her last rites.
With tears in our eyes and heavy hearts, we listened as she told us that she did not want a wake nor a "funeral." She wanted a celebration of her life. Holding our hands, she spoke in a steady voice, telling us what songs and prayers would be sung, what readings and prayers spoken.
She asked us to let tears come, but reminded us, "Life must go on." Four weeks before she died, Heather was performing her most important duty as a wife and a mother: preparing her family to accept her death and our lives afterwards.
At Heather's celebration, Father Bob POOLE began his tribute by describing Heather as a "human magnet." Indeed, people from all walks of life were attracted to her -- from ardent bridge players and her Indian in-laws, to a developmentally disabled young man who had become a close friend.
Born in Toronto, Heather was the second child of Lucy and William NOBLE. It was a family of teachers. Father was the principal of Lawrence Park Collegiate. Her brother William became a professor of anthropology at McMaster University; her sister Nancy teaches public school.
We met at the University of Toronto's International Student Centre, where she was studying English. I was born and raised in India and had immigrated to Canada in 1965. We were married in 1966 after Heather graduated, and lived in Toronto until 1969, before moving to Ottawa.
Heather gave 100 per cent to whatever she did, including reconciling our cultural differences. She not only learned Gujarati (when she wanted yogurt she would always use the Gujarati term "dahin") she could also write it, well enough to send long letters to my mother.
When my father, Kaka, fell ill, she cared for him (he told me he she was like his mother). Together we visited India four times.
Although Heather was born Protestant, I sensed that she was seeking something. She found it when she converted to the Catholic faith in the mid-1980s. As with everything else she did, she immersed herself fully in all aspects of her faith and her church community, whether in leading singsongs, or prayers, or volunteering for distributing clothing and food to the needy, or cooking for social gatherings, or lending an empathetic ear to someone in distress.
After the children were grown, she worked as a sales representative for Ottawa magazine. She always had oomph, joie de vivre. At Halloween parties, even her best Friends did a double take when, clad in a white sari, Heather would bow her head and bring her hands together to greet them as Mother Teresa.
After we took a holiday in Italy, she transformed the dining room into a Tuscan restaurant complete with a sign, "Trattoria di PAREKH," red, green and white streamers, and a hand-written menu in Italian.
In January, 2000, Heather was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. With a strong faith, she braved the disease for three years. When the doctor told her that the end was near, she accepted the prognosis courageously and lovingly.
Navin is Heather's husband, Nisha is her daughter and Shaan and Neil are her sons.

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POOLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-15 published
LOVE, G. Donald, of Toronto, Ontario and Naples, Florida died peacefully Monday evening at his home in Naples. A self-made entrepreneur and visionary, Mr. LOVE was the founder and retired Chairman of the Board of Oxford Properties Group, Inc., one of the foremost real estate development firms in North America. Mr. LOVE had a major impact on real estate development through a vast array of significant projects in major urban centers. He made a permanent and positive mark on cities across North America. Mr. LOVE was born on August 6th, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, the youngest of six children of Anah Mary and James Edward LOVE. He was educated at local schools in Calgary and later at the Shawnigan Lake School of Victoria, British Columbia. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1950 with a degree in engineering Mr. LOVE's business career began as a trainee with the Ford Motor Company before opening the Dominion Securities Office in Edmonton as a stock broker. One of Mr. LOVE's best attributes was his mastery of the 'art of the deal'. In response to an opportunity to build a medical building, the idea of Oxford was conceived. Together with partners John and George POOLE, Oxford Development was born. Following the young company's series of successful projects, Mr. LOVE began the journey of building Oxford into one of the foremost real estate development and management companies in North America. Some of the crowning achievements of this company include Citicorp Plaza in Los Angeles, Canterra Tower in Calgary and the Minneapolis City Center. Mr. LOVE was a long time member of the board of Pan Canadian Petroleum and later a founding member of the board of directors of NeuroScience Canada Partnership/Foundation. He also founded Philbrook Development Inc., developers of Charleston Square in Naples. Mr. LOVE, a devoted husband, father and grandfather will live on in the hearts and minds of those he touched. His legacy is a life of passion, fun, excitement, and he will be remembered well for his wonderful sense of humor. He was a man whose honesty loyalty and integrity was legendary among his Friends and business colleagues. In addition to his many talents, Mr. LOVE had a unique ability to find young people of potential and mentor them in the development business. Mr. LOVE is survived by his wife Penny Lupton LOVE; his daughter and son-in-law Dr Katherine LOVE and Andrew DUNCANSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota his sons and daughters-in-law Don and Teri LOVE of Malibu, California, Jon and Nancy LOVE of Toronto, Ontario, Jeff and Gloria LOVE of Central, South Carolina; his daughters and sons-in-law Courtney and Chad N. OTT of Naples, Florida and Victoria and John L. WOLF of Wellesley, Massachusetts. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Caitlin, Noble, Kelli, Tristin, Tyler, Christie, Jason, Jack, Nicholas, Preston, Alexander and Christopher. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Mrs. Ernest LOVE and Mrs. Jack LOVE of Calgary, Alberta. Mr. LOVE was preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn Ruth Duff LOVE. Memorial services will be held in Toronto, Ontario and Naples, Florida. On Sunday October 19th at 1: 30 p.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd in Toronto, Ontario and on Saturday November 8th at 11: 00 a.m. at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, Florida. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church Naples, Florida or McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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POOLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-15 published
Two charged after man dies in shooting
By Erin POOLEY, Saturday, November 15, 2003 - Page A16
Toronto police have charged two men, 17 and 22, with second-degree murder in the death of a Brampton man outside a Scarborough townhouse on Thursday.
Police were called to 110 Empringham Dr. around 2: 30 p.m., after gunshots were heard. Andred EDWARDS, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Charged is Kalito SMITH, 22, of Toronto, and a 17-year-old.

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POORTEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-10 published
STONEMAN, Douglas Wright, D.D.S., F.R.C.D. (C.) Professor Emeritus U. of T. Faculty of Dentistry, former Captain Royal Canadian Air Force Dental Corps ''The Rainbow Squadron''
Died suddenly on November 7, 2003 in his 82nd year at Sunnybrook Hospital surrounded by family. Survived and never to be forgotten by his beloved wife Lucy of 57 years, sons Bill, Rick, John, daughter-in-law Jane and grandchildren Pete, Katie and Courtney. Doug's long and remarkable life was made all the richer by family, Friends, patients and colleagues. Private family arrangements.
Special thanks to Doctors PANG and CHAPMAN and the nurses in The Schulich Cardiac Centre for their skill, expertise and most of all compassion. The family would also like to make special mention of Emergency Medical Services paramedics Ryan VAN POORTEN and Rod SHORTT who like Doug always knew the right thing to do and then did it. A life truly well lived.
Donations in Doug's memory can be made to The Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

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