AITCHESON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-30 published
AITCHESON, Bob
In memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather Bob, who passed away 2 years ago, October 30, 2003. Days of sadness still come o'er us Tears of silence often flow For memory keeps you ever near us Though you died 1 year ago. Forever in our hearts. Love you always Marion, sons-Jeff, Gary, Scott, daughters-Cindy, Karen, Kim and their families. Miss you Papa, Kyle, Lara, Akili, Kara, Kendra, Andrea and Nicole.

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AITCHESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-21 published
MARSHALL, Jack " John" Thomas
Retired employee of Bell Canada. It is with profound sorrow we announce his passing at Scarborough General Hospital on June 16, 2005 after a lengthy battle, which he fought heroically. Loving husband and friend of 49 years to Sylvia. Wonderful father of Brad and wife Suzanne who could always make us laugh when the going got tough, and Richard who was there with a helping hand. Loving grandfather of Ashley, Sasha, Colby and Kirstin, who are the light of our lives. Beloved son of the late John and Mary MARSHALL (née AITCHESON,) and brother of the late Joyce YOUNG and Kenneth MARSHALL. Kind and loving uncle of Laurie and Tracy, great-nephews Ethan and Riley, great-nieces Lauren and Katelyn who made our hearts smile. Special thanks to Loreen and Brent BISHOP who were our "rocks" through this ordeal, Grace and Elaine BELL who knew instinctively when we needed help, Ron MARTIN a good friend to both of us, Linda DEKKER/ SYMSYK who was a major support, Wally YOUNG our brother-in-law, friend and neighbour Gus KORCHINSKY who took the time to be with Jack on many occasions which was greatly appreciated, and to our Friends and neighbours who were always ready to lend a helping hand. Thank you and God bless each and every one of you. He will be deeply missed. A private family service was held at Scarborough General Hospital Chapel.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-20 published
SPECHT, John Lawrence
John Lawrence SPECHT, of Chesley, passed away at Brittany Villa, Chesley, on Sunday, September 18th, 2005, in his 100th year. Predeceased by his wife Ada (AITCHISON,) brothers William and Raymond, and sister Myrtle NAPPER. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Saint John's Elevator Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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AITCHISON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
SEWERS, Bethea Ruth (NICKEL)
At Wingham and District Hospital, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Mrs. Ruth SEWERS of Wingham, age 81 years. The former Ruth NICKEL beloved wife of the late Russell SEWERS who predeceased her in September 2004. Dear mother of Bryan and Evelyn SEWERS of Big Bay, Faye BOLGER of Blyth, Dale and Debbie SEWERS of London, Regge SEWERS of Wingham and Mayme and Brian GIBBONS of R.R.#3 Wingham. Loving sister of George and Beth NICKEL and Ada AITCHISON of Wingham and Stuart and Eletta AITKEN of Kincardine. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Predeceased by her brother Carl NICKEL and by her sister Margaret FERGUSON. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Thursday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxillary Service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. Interment in McIntosh Cemetery, Carrick Township. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-12 published
AITCHISON, Ian
In loving memory of Ian ACHESON who passed away February 2, 2005 at Cowichan Valley Regional Hospital, Duncan, British Columbia. Survived by wife Debbie and children Darbi and Darren, mother Margarete, brother Peter (Patti,) brother-in-law Rudy SNEL and nephews Jordan and Nicholas SNEL. Predeceased by father Peter Sr. and sister Angela. Celebration of Ian's life was held at Maple Bay Rowing Club, Duncan British Columbia February 5, 2005. Ian's spirit will forever be with us.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-11 published
INGLIS, John William
Passed away at Casey House of Hospice in Toronto on January 8, 2005. John will be remembered by his partner of 14 years, Ron MERKO and their cat Puss, his brother Bruce INGLIS and wife Dayle (Badjeros, Ontario,) his sister Mearle IRWIN and husband Wayne (Schomberg, Ontario,) his brother Reverend Glenn INGLIS and wife Linda (Vancouver, British Columbia,) his cousin Bill AITCHISON, his nieces and nephews and his many dear Friends. John was predeceased by his mother Eileen INGLIS in 1982 and his father Lindsay INGLIS in 1988. John was a valedictorian at Grey Highland Secondary School and was an Honors Graduate from Queen's University. John will be missed by his colleagues and Friends from his employment over the years at Viva Zapata, Flowers and Margot and Jannsen Ortho-Biotech. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. John's funeral service will be officiated by Reverend Richard FEE at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 73 Simcoe Street in Toronto on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. An additional memorial service will be held for the community where John grew up at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Maple Valley at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2005. John will be buried in the spring beside his parents in the South Line Cemetery at Badjeros, Ontario. At John's request, remembrances can be made through the funeral home to the benefit of Casey House Hospice, The 519 Church Street Community Centre and the Toronto Humane Society.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-04 published
MacKEN Jr., Brendan H.
At the age of 44, passed away at Toronto General Hospital on June 30, 2005. Brendan was much loved and will be sadly missed by his loving spouse Elaine, his beloved Madison, Brad, Kyle, Jake and Cujo, his parents Libby and Brendan Sr., Elaine's parents Eunice and John AITCHISON, Maddie's mom Robin, his sisters Nancy (Ted), Ginny (Cam), Peggy (Mark) and Helen (Roger), his close Friends Roger/Cowboy, Deena, Farley, Fred, Sandi, Allie, Kelly, Carol, Chris and Sue. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins in Ontario, Western Canada and the United States, as well as many good neighbours, hockey, tennis and work Friends. Private family viewing and cremation. Funeral Service at St. Elizabeth Seton Roman Catholic Church, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket, on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception will follow service. In lieu of flowers, Brendan asked that donations be made to The multi Organ Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital, c/o Cheryl Watam, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4, Hospital for Sick Children and Southlake Regional Health Centre's Cancer Program. Special thanks to the staff and physicians at the Toronto General Hospital, in particular the Transplant and Liver Teams, and to the staff and physicians at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Friends are welcome to sign the online book of condolence at www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
OLDHAM, Robert Alexander, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., VE3LP.
Peacefully, on All Saints Sunday, October 30, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, in his 91st year, after a rich and fulfilling life. Born in Weston, worked in Guelph, England, Richmond, British Columbia and Toronto. Cherished husband of Helen Margaret (AITCHISON) for 66 years. Dear father of James (Martha,) Peter (Margaret) and Douglas (Anne.) Grandfather of Linda (DOWLING) and Alex, Matthew, Luke and Timothy, Andrew and Robyn. Great grandfather of Nicholas and Brooke OLDHAM and Paris DOWLING. He was a Pioneer in Ham Radio, lover of classical music. He enjoyed woodworking and imparted the spirit of craftsmanship to his sons. Service to be held at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road, Toronto, on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 at 11: 00 o'clock. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter Butler Chapel 416-231-2283.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
INGLIS, John William
Passed away at Casey House Hospice in Toronto on January 8, 2005. John will be remembered by his partner of 14 years Ron MERKO and their cat Puss, his brother Bruce INGLIS and wife Dayle (Badjeros, Ontario,) his sister Mearle IRWIN and husband Wayne (Schomberg, Ontario,) his brother Reverend Glenn INGLIS and wife Linda (Vancouver, British Columbia,) his cousin Bill AITCHISON, his nieces and nephews and his many dear Friends. John was predeceased by his mother Eileen INGLIS in 1982 and his father Lindsay INGLIS in 1988. John was a valedictorian at Grey Highland Secondary School and was an Honors Graduate from Queen's University. John will be missed by his colleagues and Friends from his employment over the years at Viva Zapata, Flowers and Margot and Jannsen Ortho-Biotech. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. John's funeral service will be officiated by Reverend Richard FEE at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 73 Simcoe Street in Toronto on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. An additional memorial service will be held for the community where John grew up at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Maple Valley at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2005. John will be buried in the spring beside his parents in the South Line Cemetery at Badjeros, Ontario. At John's request, remembrances can be made through the funeral home to the benefit of Casey House Hospice, The 519 Church Street Community Centre and the Toronto Humane Society.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
INGLIS, John William
Passed away at Casey House Hospice in Toronto on January 8, 2005. John will be remembered by his partner of 14 years Ron MERKO and their cat Puss, his brother Bruce INGLIS and wife Dayle (Badjeros, Ontario,) his sister Mearle IRWIN and husband Wayne (Schomberg, Ontario,) his brother Reverend Glenn INGLIS and wife Linda (Vancouver, British Columbia,) his cousin Bill AITCHISON, his nieces and nephews and his many dear Friends. John was predeceased by his mother Eileen INGLIS in 1982 and his father Lindsay INGLIS in 1988. John was a valedictorian at Grey Highland Secondary School and was an Honors Graduate from Queen's University. John will be missed by his colleagues and Friends from his employment over the years at Viva Zapata, Flowers and Margot and Jannsen Ortho-Biotech. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. John's funeral service will be officiated by Reverend Richard FEE at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 73 Simcoe Street in Toronto on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. An additional memorial service will be held for the community where John grew up at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Maple Valley at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2005. John will be buried in the spring beside his parents in the South Line Cemetery at Badjeros, Ontario. At John's request, remembrances can be made through the funeral home to the benefit of Casey House Hospice, The 519 Church Street Community Centre and the Toronto Humane Society.

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AITCHISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
OLDHAM, Robert Alexander, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., VE3LP
Peacefully, on All Saints Sunday, October 30, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga in his 91st year after a rich and fulfilling life. Born in Weston, worked in Guelph, England, Richmond, British Columbia and Toronto. Cherished husband of Helen Margaret (AITCHISON) for 66 years. Dear father of James (Martha,) Peter (Margaret) and Douglas (Anne.) Grandfather of Linda (DOWLING) and Alex, Matthew, Luke and Timothy, Andrew and Robyn. Great-grandfather of Nicholas and Brooke OLDHAM and Paris DOWLING. He was a Pioneer in Ham Radio, lover of classical music. He enjoyed woodworking and imparted the spirit of craftsmanship to his sons. Service to be held at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Toronto, on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 at 11 o'clock. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter Butler Chapel 416-231-2283.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-04-13 published
COOK, Allen
Entered into rest on Friday, April 8, 2005, Allen COOK in his 72nd year. Allen COOK, husband of Leona COOK and dear father of Matthew (Mindy) COOK, Patricia Anne (David) PENNEY, Gary (Dorothy) BOEHK, Catherine (Arthur) ANDREWS and daughter-in-law Carmen BROWN (Jelly,) loving grandfather of Jordon, Mattina, Emily, Joshua, Shawn, Andrea, Robert. Survived by six sisters Marian IRWIN, Margaret AITKEN, Reta (Robert) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Sharon COOK (Bob MERRICK), Lorraine (Allan) RENNICK, Debbie (Lyle) HOLMES and a brother Stanley (Dorothy) COOK, a brother-in-law Vern (Marjorie) LONG and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Catherine COOK, a son Alan BOEHK, his sisters Bernice LONG, Kathleen DEMMANS and Shirley COOK, his brothers Glen and Lloyd COOK, his brothers-in-law law Harold AITKEN, Jim DEMMANS, Jack FORTUNE, and Ted IRWIN, his sister-in-law Elsie, Josephine and Shirley COOK. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk with visitation on Monday evening and Tuesday. Complete service in the chapel on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 3 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Heart Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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AITKEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-07 published
AITKEN, Marion
In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marion, December 6, 2004.
Your cheerful smile, your heart of gold,
You were the best this world could hold,
Never selfish, always kind,
These are the memories you left behind,
while you sleep a peaceful sleep,
Fond memories of you, we always keep,
How much we miss you everyday.
-In loving memory, Dorothy, Pat, Fred, Doug and Families.
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AITKEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-21 published
AITKEN, Harold " Hap"
In memory of a special husband, Harold, Hap, who passed away December 27, 1999.
As time unfolds another year
Memories keep you ever near.
Silent thoughts of times together,
Hold memories that will last forever.
So much has changed since you have gone,
Through ups and downs, my life moves on.
Some may have forgot, now that you are gone.
We will remember, no matter how long.
It's lonely here without you,
I miss you now, and always will.
-Always remembered and forever loved, by wife Margaret.
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AITKEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-09 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, "Kaye" Kathleen Elizabeth (née DOUGHERTY)
At her home, in the arms of her family, on Saturday, May 7th, 2005, in her 63rd year. (Kaye) Kathleen Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (nee DOUGHERTY,) the loving wife of Barry STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. The loving mother of Lise and her husband, Alan AITKEN, Jennifer and her husband, Paul MAY and Allison and her husband, Joss ZEISIG. The loving grandmother of Kayley, Spencer, Keirann, Alexander, Madeline, Jaden and Findley. Dear daughter-in-law of Lois OLMSTED. Dear sister-in-law of Bill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and his wife, Carol; David STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and his wife, Peggy; Judy and her husband, Brian PICKETT and Maxine (Mrs. Claire MALLOY). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loved son, Jamie. Friends may call the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Annan Cemetery, Annan. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Owen Sound Animal Shelter, the Bar-mar Haven for Felines or the Humane Society in your area would be appreciated by the family.
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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
SEWERS, Bethea Ruth (NICKEL)
At Wingham and District Hospital, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Mrs. Ruth SEWERS of Wingham, age 81 years. The former Ruth NICKEL beloved wife of the late Russell SEWERS who predeceased her in September 2004. Dear mother of Bryan and Evelyn SEWERS of Big Bay, Faye BOLGER of Blyth, Dale and Debbie SEWERS of London, Regge SEWERS of Wingham and Mayme and Brian GIBBONS of R.R.#3 Wingham. Loving sister of George and Beth NICKEL and Ada AITCHISON of Wingham and Stuart and Eletta AITKEN of Kincardine. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Predeceased by her brother Carl NICKEL and by her sister Margaret FERGUSON. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Thursday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxillary Service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. Interment in McIntosh Cemetery, Carrick Township. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
AITKEN, Hector M. and Jessie B.
In loving memory of a dear Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Jessie B. who passed away April 20th, 1983 and a dear Dad and Grandfather Hector M., who passed away October 3rd, 1962.
One of life's most precious gifts,
Is the unconditional love of our parents.
With thanks, forever missed and much loved by Daughter Verna and Family.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Kathleen Elizabeth (née DOUGHERTY)
At her home in the arms of her family on Saturday, May 7, 2005. In her 63rd year, (Kaye) Kathleen Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (née DOUGHERTY,) The loving wife of Barry STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. The loving mother of Lise and her husband Alan AITKEN, Jennifer and her husband Paul MAY, and Allison and her husband Joss ZEISIG. The loving grandmother of Kayley, Spencer, Keirann, Alexandria, Madeline, Jaden and Findley. Dear daughter-in-law of Lois OLMSTED. Dear sister-in-law of Bill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and his wife Carol, David STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and his wife Peggy, Judy and her husband Brian PICKETT and Maxine (Mrs. Clare MALLOY.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loved son Jamie. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home in Owen Sound (519-376-2326) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Annan Cemetery, Annan. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Owen Sound Animal Shelter, the Bar-mar Haven for Felines or the Humane Society in your area would be appreciated by the family.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-25 published
HODGINS, Helen Annie (DREW)
Peacefully on Monday, May 23rd, 2005, at London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus, surrounded by her loving family, Helen Annie HODGINS (DREW) in her 79th year. Predeceased by her husband Murray HODGINS (1995.) Dear mother of Jim HODGINS of Strathroy, Terry HODGINS and his wife Louise of London, and Ron HODGINS and his wife Susi of Strathroy. Beloved grandmother of Tim and his wife Julie, Brian, Mathew and Thomas. Special great-grandmother of James. Helen is survived by her sister Betty ENGLISH and husband George of Watford, and Joe DREW of London. Dear sister-in-law of Blanche DREW of London, Clifton HODGINS and his wife Sandy of Kelowna, British Columbia, June AITKEN of London and Bob JOHNSTON and his wife Maeve of Kingsville. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by her brothers, Buddy (1943), and Duncan (2001,) and by her sister Peggy JOHNSTON (1997.) Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks North of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, May 26th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider the Adam Linton Dialysis Unit through the London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus or the charity of their choice.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-09 published
AITKEN, John E.
John E. AITKEN, of Forest, formerly Warwick Township, passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, July 8, 2005 in his 94th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruth (SMITH) AITKEN, October, 2003. Loving father of Doug and Fran AITKEN of Forest; Jim and Donna AITKEN of Dorchester; Catherine and Jim MINIELLY of Forest. Much loved grandfather of Donna and Marcel DESCHUTTER of Forest; Wayne and Sharilyn AITKEN, Jay AITKEN, Brad AITKEN, all of London; and Matt MINIELLY of Waterloo. Special Great Grandfather of Melanie DESCHUTTER of Forest. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Frieda LOCKHART of Saint Thomas and his brothers, Andy AITKEN of Adelaide and Gordon and Alma AITKEN of Warwick Township and his sister-in-law Mrs. Alta WILLIAMS of Parkhill. Predeceased by his sister Vera MacKENZIE (Morris.) Visitation at Harper Funeral Home, Watford, Sunday, July 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Watford, with Reverend Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Interment in Watford Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" II Timothy 3: 7

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
REID, Ruth Betty (née CLARK)
It is with great sadness that Pat, Rick, Scott and Darrell Aitken announce the death of Ruth Betty REID (CLARK) on August 14, 2005 at University Hospital. Ruth was the daughter of Sydney and Molly (YOUNG) CLARK, wife of Hugh L. REID (predeceased,) mother of Judith Ann REID (predeceased) and Patricia Lynn AITKEN (REID,) mother-in-law to Eric (Rick) AITKEN, grandmother of Scott Reid AITKEN and Stephanie Leigh HUTCHINS (AITKEN,) a much adored great-grandmother of Darrell Patrick AITKEN, sister of Harry and Douglas (predeceased) CLARK. At Ruth's request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held on her birth date, Friday, September 9, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. Visitation will occur one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers and birthday gifts, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Palliative Care Team University Hospital) would be greatly appreciated.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-07 published
REID, Ruth Betty (CLARK)
It is with great sadness that Pat, Rick, Scott and Darrell AITKEN announce the death of Ruth Betty REID (CLARK) on August 14, 2005 at University Hospital. Ruth was the daughter of Sydney and Molly (YOUNG) CLARK, wife of Hugh L. REID (predeceased,) mother of Judith Ann REID (predeceased) and Patricia Lynn AITKEN (REID,) mother-in-law to Eric (Rick) AITKEN, grandmother of Scott Reid AITKEN and Stephanie Leigh HUTCHINS (AITKEN,) a much adored great-grandmother of Darrell Patrick AITKEN, sister of Harry and Douglas (predeceased) CLARK. At Ruth's request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held on her birth date, Friday, September 9, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. Visitation will occur one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers and birthday gifts, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Palliative Care Team University Hospital) would be greatly appreciated.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-06 published
SPARLING, Anne Isobel (née MELBOURNE)
Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Harry for 55 years. Dear mother of Bill and his wife Sylvia of Calgary and Bob and his wife Terri of Stratford. Sadly missed by granddaughters Kate and Laura SPARLING of London and Emily and Ellen SPARLING of Stratford as well as several nieces. Anne was predeceased by parents Bill and Gertie MELBOURNE, brothers Ross and Carl MELBOURNE and sister Joan LACKIMIA. Many thanks to Doctors AITKEN and WILLIAMS, the team of London Regional Cancer Clinic, staff of Palliative Care, Perth Community Care Access Centre, Spruce Lodge, pastoral care from Reverend Dr. Hugh JONES, Kelly SIBTHORPE of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Reverend Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA of Central United Church and the community of Hamlet Estates for their care of Anne, Harry and family during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Anne's life will be conducted at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Stratford General Hospital or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stratford through the funeral home (519) 271 7411.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-04 published
McCOY, Elizabeth " Betty" (née WOOD)
Peacefully at Kensington Village on November 2nd, 2005, Elizabeth (Betty) McCOY in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert (Bert) McCOY (1998.) Loving mother of Arthur McCOY and his wife Alice and the late William McCOY and his wife Mary Ellen. Proud grandmother of Darlene (Mike), John (Karen), Laura (Charlie), Thomas (Jody) and Robert (Marie). Loving great grandma of Rachel, Gregory, Bradley, Alison, Alexa and Jaden. Betty was predeceased by her parents John and Catherine WOOD, brothers Archibald and William and sisters Agnes FIDLER, Cathy DEAN, Isabelle (Isa) AITKEN and Minnette CHURCH. She is survived by sister Margaret BLAKE and brothers John of British Columbia and Thomas (Barb,) Hugh (Grace) and sister-in-law Marion WOOD. Beloved Aunt Betty or Aunt Lizzie to many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel on Sunday, November 6th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, November 7th, 2005 at 1 pm. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memorial tributes for Betty may be posted at www.mem.com "We have loved her during her life, we will not forget her in death."

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
FINDLAY, Charles John
On Sunday December 4th, 2005 Charles John FINDLAY of London, age 79. son of the late William and Rosina FINDLAY. Father of Jim FINDLAY and Partner Carlie ROBINSON of Aylmer and Susan FINDLAY of London. Grandfather of Ryan and Craig FINDLAY. Survived by sisters Mary AITKEN (Harry), Ina FLANDERS, Jean SANDERCOTT (Bob), Marg GIBBONS (Harold), Irene FLANNIGAN (Bob), brothers Bill FINDLAY (Betty) and George FINDLAY (Carol.) Predeceased by his wife Ruby (Gray,) sisters Sadie SMITH and Betty SQUIRE and brother Jim FINDLAY. At the request of Mr. FINDLAY there will be no visitation. (Cremation)

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AITKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
BLACKLER, W.F. Burns
Of Saint Marys, suddenly at Stratford General Hospital on December 22, 2005 at the age of 78. Dear son of the late William and Elsie BLACKLER. Beloved husband of 54 years to Verna (STACEY.) Loving father of Philip and Cathy, Wendy AITKEN and Ron, Robert and Fran, Jayne MOLLAND and Jim NAU and David and Sylvia. Proud grandfather of Jessica, Alia, Lindsay, Matthew, Rory, Robin, Deidre, Dustin, Wesley, Cody, Joshua and Brandon. Beloved brother of Doris and Les FAIRBAIRN, Alice and Harold HENRY and brother-in-law to Doreen STACEY, Oliver and Ann STACEY, Emma and John CARRUTHERS, Laura SHAW, Carman STACEY and Audrey and Louis SANCHEZ. Predeceased by brother-in-law Ray STACEY. Burns was an involved and active member of many associations in the community and in the field of agriculture. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Royal Orange Lodge 313 Harmony and Royal Black Preceptory 832 Stratford will hold a service at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Kirkton Anglican Church on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 2 p.m. Spring interment in Kirkton Anglican Cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
GEISLER, Brenda Carol (née JONES)
Born May 10, 1945, Brenda passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on December 27, 2004. Beautiful and cherished wife of Richard, beloved mother to Karen, Christina, Tanya and Greg, grandmother to Lauren, sister to Norma and Bill BENNETTS and family. A lifelong devotee of reading, gardening, crosswords and bridge, Brenda will forever live in our hearts. Thanks to Dr. AITKEN, and the Nursing staff under Sue, Yvonne and Carlene at Scarborough General Hospital. As per Brenda's wishes, the memorial service will be held for family only and will be officiated by Reverend D. McKANE. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in support of a memorial tree and bench in Brenda's honour. Please contact the family for details.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-08 published
BAKER, Conyers Collingwood Massy
The family wishes to repeat the death notice of Conyers BAKER for those Friends who missed it after the Easter weekend. At Toronto on Easter Morning, March 27, 2005. Born in Ottawa on September 23, 1931. son of the late Massy BAKER and Mildred LAMBE) and stepson of Kathleen (SNOWDON.) Brother of the late Hugh Massy BAKER. Beloved husband for 47 years of Caroline Anne (AITKEN.) Loving father of Hugh BAKER (Anne McDONOUGH), Philip BAKER (Jeanetta HOFFMAN,) Piers BAKER (Katherine GLEASON) and dear grandfather of Justin, Erin, Adrienne, Jamie and Jillian. Conyers attended Trinity College School, Queen's University, P.Eng., Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy, international businessman, sportsman, musician, lover of the Canadian outdoors and church organist. If desired, donations to the Leukemia Research Fund, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, at 610 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2M9 or (416) 946-6560 or to The Bishop's Company, Anglican Diocese of Toronto at 135 Adelaide Street East, Toronto M5C 1L8 or to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral service was held at St. Clement's Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue on Wednesday March 30th, 2005. Private burial was at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. The family wishes to express its thanks to the wonderful doctors and staff at the Princess Margaret and Toronto General Hospitals.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite #800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-25 published
BUTLER, Dr. Vincent John Patrick Thomas "Jack"
Dr. Vincent John Patrick Thomas 'Jack' BUTLER, 75, died peacefully on June 20, 2005 in El Paso, Texas. Born in Toronto in 1930, he was the only child of Thomas and Mary Hazel (née MORRIS) BUTLER, both deceased. Dr. BUTLER attended high school at University of Toronto Schools (1945-49), graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1955, and completed psychiatric residencies at the University of Toronto and Queen's University in Kingston. Subsequently, he joined the faculties at Queen's University and University of Toronto Medical School. He served as Chief of Psychiatry at Toronto General Hospital (1966-68), Chief of Psychiatry and then Staff Psychiatrist at Scarborough Centenary Hospital (1968-77), and founded the Scarborough Community Mental Health Service. Dr. BUTLER married Yolanda Wendy AITKEN in 1955 and their children, Lisa Deirdre and Michael Thomas Ormond, were born in 1959 and 1962, respectively. Dr. BUTLER married his second wife, Bette Milne CHRISTIE, in 1971 and moved to El Paso, Texas in 1977. There Dr. BUTLER practiced consultation/liaison and adult psychiatry and became a faculty member at Texas Tech Regional Academic Health Sciences Center. He held staff appointments at local area hospitals and memberships in local, state and national medical and psychiatric societies. In 1991, he opened a dedicated psychiatric emergency unit at R.E. Thomason General Hospital, and became Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services at the El Paso Psychiatric Center. Dr. BUTLER retired in 1998. Dr. BUTLER's honours include: Minister of Health (Ontario) Gold Medal in Psychiatry, University of Toronto; R.S. McLaughlin Travelling Research Fellowship (London); Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London); Fellow in Psychiatry of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada); Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; and election to office in Ontario, Canadian, and Texas Psychiatric Associations. Dr. BUTLER is survived by both his first and second wives and his children. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schuster Fund for Mental Health, c/o El Paso Community Foundation, P.O. Box 272, El Paso, Texas, 79943. A memorial service will be held in El Paso on Saturday, June 25 at University Presbyterian Church. A second memorial service will be held in Toronto later in the summer (date and location to be announced).

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-14 published
SHEEHAN, Daniel Alan (January 14, 1972-July 13, 2005)
Peacefully at his home, at age 33, after a long battle courageously fought. Survived by his beloved wife and dearest friend Heather (AITKEN,) his parents Gerard and Patricia (SIRDEVAN,) sister Peggy and her husband Mark BUERSCHAPER and brother Matthew. Mourned by his many relatives in the Sheehan, Fitzpatrick and Sirdevan families and all the Aitken clan. He also leaves many good Friends from school, sports and work. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Road, Toronto) 416-267-4656 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (200 Morrish Road, Highland Creek) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2005. Interment: Christ the King Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in support of the Daniel Alan Sheehan Brain Tumour Research Fund, c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9, 416-946-6560 or online at www.pmhf-uhn.ca. Our deepest gratitude to the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Centre and to the Home Health Care Team for their wonderful support throughout Dan's illness and to all the many people who were praying for him and his family. Dan fought the good fight and he has won the race.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
Harry FREEDMAN, Musician: (1922-2005)
Composer who loved to mix his medias first learned about performance as a clarinetist in dance bands, wrote for radio and television, and eschewed academia to make a living by writing modern Canadian concert music
By Robert EVERETT- GREEN, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, Page S9
Harry FREEDMAN was a composer who looked at paintings and saw a symphony, and who listened to jazz and heard things too good to be exiled from places where classical music was played. He had a gift for translation, not from one language to another but between media of expression.
Mr. FREEDMAN was a key figure in Canadian music for most of his long career. He was an acclaimed composer of concert works who affected the lives of many who never heard his name, through his scores for film and television.
The best of his 200-odd works display a talent for conveying the mood he found in a landscape, the kinetic immediacy of a tropical dance, or the inward turmoil of a character he knew only from an outline for a ballet. He listened widely to the music of his time and it showed, not through outright imitation but through a hard and skillful assimilation of disparate things into a personal style of writing.
Mr. FREEDMAN had the large presence and easy laugh of a man who was confident of his abilities and aware of his personal charm. He was the kind of man who went at life with both hands, seizing what he needed and letting the rest go, without much regard for what someone else may have thought was more important.
"Harry went his own way," said flutist Robert AITKEN, who premiered several of Mr. FREEDMAN's pieces and played in the Lyric Arts Trio with Mr. FREEDMAN's wife, the soprano Mary MORRISON. "He was an individualistic guy, and composing was No. 1 in his life."
Mr. FREEDMAN was lucky to come into his maturity at a time when Canadians were becoming more aware of themselves and their cultural achievements. Rose Latulippe, the full-length ballet (with choreographer Brian Macdonald, a frequent collaborator) that first established his reputation at a truly national level, was commissioned for Expo 67 and became the first colour arts special broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television.
He was lucky also to have a view of the musician's life and role that was unlike that of most of his peers. He first learned about performance as a clarinetist in dance bands, absorbed many lessons about concision and drama from writing for radio and television, and never took an academic job.
Mr. FREEDMAN was born in Poland in 1922, but immigrated with his family to Medicine Hat, Alberta., when he was three. In later life he vividly recalled seeing native trappers come to his father's shop to sell their furs -- an experience that guided an interest in native culture.
In 1931 the family moved to Winnipeg, where Mr. FREEDMAN's strong-willed, arts-loving mother enrolled him in art classes. Soon, he was imagining paintings that might express the experience of hearing music.
He started clarinet at 18 and discovered jazz through Benny Goodman's recordings, which he wore out trying to uncover the secrets of how Goodman voiced his saxophones. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, toured with the force's Silver Band, and began to get a larger sense of the land whose awesome breadth and isolation he would eventually try to represent in music.
Like thousands of ex-servicemen, Mr. FREEDMAN came back to civilian life in a rush, taking up oboe, piano and composition lessons simultaneously at the Toronto Conservatory of Music. His first compositions showed the influence of his teacher, John WEINZWEIG, though Mr. FREEDMAN never let anyone else's music turn his head for long. He got a job, which he kept till 1971, playing English horn in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
"Harry was a pro," said Mr. WEINZWEIG, with whom Mr. FREEDMAN and several others founded the League of Canadian Composers in 1951. "He knew the orchestra from the inside out, being a fine performer himself."
Mr. WEINZWEIG introduced his pupil to the practice of building compositions by manipulating a row of all 12 chromatic tones in a given order -- still a novel practice in Canada at the time. With the exception of a string of works in the fifties, the row was part of Mr. FREEDMAN's art till the end of his life. He often used palindromes and numeric sequences as structural pillars, even in apparently episodic works.
But Mr. FREEDMAN was completely uninterested in "number music." He usually began working on a piece by making a prose sketch of how the piece might achieve the kind of feeling and effect that he wanted. Only after this script was established did he begin to think about notes.
"The most important part of composing is deciding what the piece is about -- what's the mood, texture, orchestration, movement," he said. "The notes are the least important thing."
Following his 1951 marriage to Mary MORRISON (with whom he had three children,) Mr. FREEDMAN began exploring ways to increase the dramatic effect of his music, and to take advantage of the freedom inherent in jazz. He spent much of the decade working in television and film, learning how to register dramatic changes of mood and atmosphere within a phrase or two, without necessarily sacrificing the degree of musical complexity he found interesting.
"One of the best things Aaron Copland said to our group in Tanglewood [where Mr. FREEDMAN studied during the summer of 1949] was that music should be as simple as possible, but no simpler," he said. It was a creed that worked for his most involved orchestral compositions and for the many pieces he wrote for children.
In 1958, he wrote Images, a set of three pieces intended to serve as abstract evocations of particular paintings, including canvases by Lawren Harris and Jean-Paul Riopelle. It was a reversal of his art-school ambition, and became one of his most popular pieces.
Mr. FREEDMAN wrote music for all kinds of players and purposes. He had a particular knack for writing for woodwinds, and in later years became keenly interested in textures achieved by building up great masses of tones -- "skyscraper chords," as music analyst Gail Dixon put it in her 2004 monograph, The Music of Harry FREEDMAN.
He was a skillful orchestrator, who keep his mind open to new sounds, frequently from familiar sources. His orchestra often came with a battery of percussion, used to find new combinations of timbres to sustain his driving rhythms. He was fond of using the voice for its purely musical qualities, a project made easier by his marriage to a first-class soprano. He explored electronic sounds and tape when the means for doing so were still relatively crude.
By the early 1970s, he was able to support himself entirely through composition, and quit the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In some years, his royalties from radio alone topped $25,000. One of his landmark pieces from those years was Celebration, a superb concerto for baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan in which Mr. FREEDMAN finally solved the puzzle of how to unite the freedom of jazz and the rigours of classical composition as equal partners.
He continued to flower artistically during the eighties, writing one of his most popular pieces, Oiseaux exotiques, for the National Ballet of Canada in 1984. He also underwent a painful period of psychoanalysis, and chafed at the retreat of governments at all levels from the kind of cultural patronage that seemed normal in the sixties and seventies.
He felt himself being pushed to the sidelines by an increasing emphasis on young composers, at the expense of those of his generation. He despised the way music had crept into department stores, dentists' offices and many other public spaces, saying that ubiquity dulled the ear.
His last decade was marked by continued successes, including a 1997 choral work, Borealis, that won praise internationally, and Valleys, a large-scale 2002 composition that Ken Winters, writing in The Globe and Mail, described as "captivating." But Mr. FREEDMAN could be cantankerous when asserting his place on the Canadian cultural scene, or defending against what he regarded as slights to his achievement. He had spirit, and sometimes it was fighting spirit.
A few days before he died, I spoke to Mr. FREEDMAN by telephone, and told him I had always admired his tenacity and drive. His normally robust voice, reduced to a frail shadow of itself, replied: "If you haven't got that, what have you got?"
Harry FREEDMAN was born on April 5, 1922, in Lodz, Poland. He died September 16, 2005, in Toronto, of prostate cancer.
He was 83. He is survived by his wife, Mary MORRISON, and daughters, Karen (Kim), Cyndie, and Lori. He also leaves his brother Doc and sister Dorothy.
A tribute to Harry FREEDMAN will be held at Humphrey-Miles Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Ave., Toronto, at 3 p.m. on Friday.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
AITKEN, Margaret Patricia
Margaret Patricia AITKEN was born in Winnipeg in 1942. Saturday, October 8, 2005, in the company of her much-loved partner Derek WILKINSON, a car accident took her life. She leaves behind her cherished daughter Sheila, son-in-law Andrew, new and greatly adored grand_son Gavin Arman Aitken MORROW of Toronto, her mother Agnes 'Muz' SPEECHLY of Mississauga, and her sister Cathy, brother-in-law Doug, niece Kristin, and nephew Jeff ROBERGE, of Milton. Whether receiving her Honours B.A. and M.A., further studying Rhetoric in graduate school, or teaching English at high school or university, education and language skills were a vital part of her life. At times she worked at the CTV, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Office of the Mayor of Greater Sudbury. At the time of her death, she was the proprietor of Northern Writing Services, consulting for a variety of private and public organizations. Pat was a devoted member of the Sudbury community, happily supporting local businesses, donating to many charities and causes, and participating on boards and committees. She was always ready to share a kind word or provide help and understanding for those in need. Pat led a rich and textured life. She was a great lover of the outdoors as well as a seasoned traveler, a fabulous cook who loved to entertain, a devotee of the arts, and a dedicated churchgoer at St. Andrew's United where she sang Alto in the choir. She was an intellectual, a dog lover, a blues-and-jazz aficionada, and a true Toronto Blue Jays fan. Above all, Pat cherished, and was in turn loved by, her vast network of Friends and family. She will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service for her at St. Andrew's United Church in Sudbury on Sunday, October 16th at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
SPEECHLY, Agnes G. " Muz"
Peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2005 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Leslie B. SPEECHLY. Cherished mother of Catherine and her husband Doug ROBERGE, and the late Patricia AITKEN and Janet McCARNEY. Loving grandmother to Sheila AITKEN- MORROW and her husband Andrew, Kristin ROBERGE and Jeff ROBERGE and great grandmother to Gavin AITKEN- MORROW. Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her many family and Friends. Friends may call at St. Olaves Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave., on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 from 1 o'clock until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 o'clock. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Second Century Fund at St. Olaves Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
RESTIVO, Gracia Scozzari
At McMaster University Medical Centre, on Friday, December 31, 2004, Gracia Scozzari RESTIVO, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore (Sam) RESTIVO (1980.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Harry and Ruby THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Joseph and Suzanne HANNAH, Paul and Judy GEMMELL, Father Salvatore (Sam) RESTIVO of the Congregation of the Resurrection, Angelo and Denise CORMIER. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Grace and Gordon AITKEN, Sam, Joanne and the late Keith JOHNNY, Joseph and Paula DICECCHA, Elizabeth and David COBBAN, Michael, Steven and Deborah CROUSE, David, Alyssa and Jason IAFRATES, Gregory, Katherine, Claire WELCH and Aaron LEVO, Jude WELCH and Kelly OUIMET, Casie WELCH and Adrian DUYZER. Also remembered by her great-grandchildren Tammy and Kevin HELDMAN, Laurie ROSS, Matt, Bobby and Kate JOHNNY, Victoria RESTIVO, James and Daniel COBBAN, and great-great-grandchildren Michaela and Nikolas ROSS and Alyssa HELDMAN. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Mary ALFANO, Florence LOMANO, sisters-in-law Isabel SCOZZARI and Yolanda RESTIVO, brother-in-law Charles RESTIVO, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Salvatore, Angelo and Thomas, her sister Angela DISTEFAN, her brothers-in-law Nicholas LOMANO, Anthony Alfano and John DISTEFAN and niece Barbara ZAVARISE. Gracia Scozzari RESTIVO was a member of the Catholic Women's League of Canada. The family will receive Friends at the Markey Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East, Hamilton (905-547-1121), on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, from 4-9 p.m. The Vigil Prayer Service will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 8: 00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Herkimer and Locke Streets, Hamilton (905-528-0019), on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. The Rite of Committal will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. If desired, expressions of sympathy to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, The Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre or your favourite charity would be appreciated by the family.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
BLACK, Evelyn June " Eve" (AITKEN)
Passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Eve AITKEN, now singing with the angels in heaven, was the beloved wife of Cam BLACK. Dear mother of Jerry ROSS (Joanne,) James ROSS, Robert BLACK (Carolyn,) Larry BLACK (Judy,) William BLACK (Sheila.) Sister of Elinor MULLANEY and the late Tom AITKEN. Nan to Michael ROSS, Ian BARNETT, Kristy and David BLACK, Brent and Karyn BLACK and Shannon, Nicole and Stephen BLACK, Tracey, Chris, Jason and Dawn. Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, on Friday 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Grace Missionary Church, 2 Centennial Drive, Port Hope, Saturday 11 a.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to charity of choice. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-06 published
JARRELL, Edna (née HAY)
With peaceful grace, in the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Edna JARRELL (née HAY) passed away August 4, 2005. Edna was a Real Estate Broker in Etobicoke for many years. She was a graduate of the University of Guelph, and a founding member of the former Queensway Hospital Auxillary. She is survived by son Gary AITKEN of Indiana. She was predeceased by a daughter Beverley and her second husband Gordon JARRELL. She will be missed by Stanley and Iona JOHNSTON of St. Catharines, Trevor, Jean, David and Matthew JOICE of Etobicoke, her many Friends at the Fairfield Retirement Centre, Etobicoke, and "Jazzy". At Edna's request, there will not be a funeral service.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
JARRELL, Edna (née HAY)
With peaceful grace, in the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Edna JARRELL (née HAY) passed away August 4, 2005. Edna was a Real Estate Broker in Etobicoke for many years. She was a graduate of the University of Guelph, and a founding member of the former Queensway Hospital Auxillary. She is survived by son Gary and his wife Martha AITKEN, grand_son Michael AITKEN all of Indianapolis, Indiana; and great-granddaughter Brittany AITKEN of St. Rose, Los Angeles, California. She was predeceased by a daughter Beverley and her second husband Gordon JARRELL. She will be missed by Stanley and Iona JOHNSTON of St. Catharines, Trevor, Jean, David and Matthew JOICE of Etobicoke, her many Friends at the Fairfield Seniors Centre, Etobicoke, and "Jazzy". At Edna's request, there will not be a funeral service. There will be a "Tea of Friendship" held in Edna's honour at the Fairfield Seniors Centre, 80 Lothian Ave., Etobicoke on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
AITKEN, Phillip John
Passed away peacefully at the North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, on August 15, 2005 at the age of 53. Beloved son of Geraldine and the late Gordon AITKEN. Father of Jason and his wife Katja. Grandfather of Anna and Lisa. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Claudia and Gilles NOEL, Pamela and Peter KUKULSKY and Barbara and Robby COMAND. Uncle of Andrew, Olivia, Jennifer, David, Julie, Matthew and Daniel. Funeral to be held in Laval, Quebec. Donations in Phil's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
CUNNINGHAM, William F. " Bill"
Peacefully, on Thursday, September 22, 2005, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Bill, 76 years of age, of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Norval, beloved husband of Eleanor for the past 56 years. Loving father of Bill (Kelly), Bryan (Laura), Larry (Cindy), Paul, Bruce, and Julie (Paul) MARROWS. Proud grandad of Jason (Andrea), Jim (Kristy), Joel, Jeffrey, Shawna, Lindsay, Jeremy, Alicia, and Rachel, and great-grandad of Mya. Dear brother of Isobel TREBELL, Marilyn BAXTER, Susan AITKEN, Hugh, Jamie, Ross, and Jack CUNNINGHAM. Predeceased by his brother David. Bill was an avid golfer and will be missed by his family and Friends. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In memory contributions to the Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
SPARLING, Anne Isobel (née MELBOURNE)
Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Harry for 55 years. Dear mother of Bill and his wife Sylvia of Calgary and Bob and his wife Terri of Stratford. Sadly missed by granddaughters Kate and Laura SPARLING of London and Emily and Ellen SPARLING of Stratford, as well as several nieces. Anne was predeceased by parents Bill and Gertie MELBOURNE, brothers Ross and Carl MELBOURNE and sister Joan LACKIMIA. Many thanks to Doctors AITKEN and WILLIAMS, the team of London Regional Cancer Clinic, staff of Palliative Care, Perth Community Care Access Centre, Spruce Lodge, pastoral care from Reverend Dr. Hugh JONES, Kelly SIBTHORPE of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Reverend Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA of Central United Church and the community of Hamlet Estates for their care of Anne, Harry and family during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Anne's life will be conducted at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Stratford General Hospital or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stratford through the funeral home, 519-271-7411.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
FOLEY, Russell Newberry
Peacefully on Monday, November 14th, 2005, in his 85th year, at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. Russ FOLEY, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (AITKEN) FOLEY and loving father of Brian FOLEY and his wife Faye of Kirkfield, Ontario, and Craig FOLEY of Hawkestone, Ontario and his fiancée Marg BARBEAU. Much loved grandfather of Ryan FOLEY and his wife Andrea, Danny POLAND and his wife Lisa and Debbie NOCE and her husband Joe. Survived by his sister Eleanor LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Toronto. Fondly remembered by his 4 great grandchildren Ashley, Kyle, Madison and Jackson. A special thank you to the staff at Birchmere Retirement Home in Orillia and the nurses and staff at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. A memorial service for family and Friends will be officiated in memory of Russell in the early spring of 2006. Arrangements entrusted to the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia (705) 325-2231. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
AITKEN, Helen (née ARMSTRONG)
Peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Robert in 1974. Lovingly remembered by her children Robert Michael and his wife Roberta, and Dawn. Gram to Kieron and her husband Mark GOWANLOCK, Stephanie and her husband Joel POLONI and Alix. Great gram to Dylan and Michael GOWANLOCK. Helen was the last of ten siblings, and will be fondly remembered by her many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. If desired, remembrances made to the Alzheimer Society, or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
AITKEN, Clifford Douglas
Passed away peacefully on December 23, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Gladys. Loving father of Blair, Everett, and the late Lowell. Proud grandfather of John, Paul, Candice, Christopher, Alex and Jesse. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.

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AITKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
KEMP, John
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Friday, May 13th, 2005. John, beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Andrew, Janice and Bill, Linda and Steve. Proud grandfather of Chris, Brian, Craig, Scott, Ashley and Justin. Brother of Isa, Andrew, Alex and Margaret. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Tuesday, May 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society would be appreciated. A special thanks to Dr. BLUTHARDT and Dr. AITKIN and staff at Scarborough General Hospital.

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AITKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-20 published
WILLIAMS, Alta Beatrice (SMITH)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, Alta B. (SMITH) WILLIAMS of Parkhill in her 93rd year, beloved wife of the late Charles WILLIAMS (1983.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Don DICKSON/DIXON of Parkhill, Russell CLARKE of Grand Bend, Shirley and Ken BUZZELL of Calgary, Ron and Sandra WILLIAMS of Saint Marys, Brian WILLIAMS of Parkhill. Sister-in-law of Bess SMITH of Watford, Cassie POORE of Thedford, Lyle (Tiny) WILLIAMS of Calgary, Bill WILLIAMS of Parkhill. Predeceased by sons Douglas WILLIAMS and Jack WILLIAMS, daughters Audrey CLARKE, Velda BAUMAN/BOWMAN and son-in-law Hugh BAUMAN/BOWMAN, daughter-in-law Shirley WILLIAMS, brother Bruce SMITH, sisters Agnes TEDBALL, Margaret THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Grace HAWKINS, Jean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Ruth AITKINS and Irene FRASER. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, October 22 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Reverend Greg LITTLE will officiate. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. Donations to the Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Memorial Fund or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital "Building Fund" would be appreciated. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. WILLIAMS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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AITON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
LITTLE, Murray Aiton
Murray Aiton LITTLE passed away on August 26th, 2005 at Kelowna, British Columbia at the age of 93 years. Murray was predeceased by his parents William and Annie (AITON) LITTLE and brother Russell "Pat," sister Margaret. He is survived by his wife Clarissa (PELK,) children: Doris (Robert) ANDERSON of Kelowna, John (Joan) of Toronto and Beverly PFAU of London, grandchildren: Richard (Taunie) ANDERSON, Catherine ANDERSON; Tanis LITTLE, Tara (Bryan) HAAS Jenna, Sarah, Rachel and John PFAU. He leaves his brother George "Mike" (Doris,) sister Marion CARNAGHAN and brother Bruce. No service by request. Private interment at a later date at the Boal Chapel and Memorial Gardens at First Memorial in North Vancouver, British Columbia Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of British Columbia 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6P6
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service, Kelowna, British Columbia (250) 762-2299.

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AITON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-18 published
WALLACE, Aurelie " Laurie" (née LÉGÈRE)
Peacefully in Toronto with family by her side on Monday, May 16, 2005, in her 88th year. Beloved mother of Sandra AITON and her husband John. Cherished Nanny to Denise, Heather, Michele (Val), Nadine, Jason (Sylvia), Leslee, Jenna, Shane and Amanda. Aurelie was born in Rogersville, New Brunswick. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and Friends. A prayer service will be held in the chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday, May 19 at 2: 30 p.m. with visiting 1 hour prior to the prayer service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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