ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-16 published
EWART, Edna Elsie (née HOLDING)
In Hamilton, on March 14, 2005 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Group Captain Frederick J. EWART (1906-1980.) Also predeceased by her second husband, Group Captain Z. Lewis LEIGH, and her sisters, Hilda Grace HOLDING and Iris Lucy MORRISON. Born in Ottawa, the second daughter of William and Harriet HOLDING, Edna was a long-time resident of Grimsby where she was active in St. Andrew's Anglican Church and many community affairs. Survived by her daughter Sondra and son-in-law Dr. Robert ARCHIBALD of Brantford and son Dr. David EWART and daughter-in-law Vivian of Calgary: grandchildren Laurel ARCHIBALD and Shelly BROWN of Toronto Duncan ARCHIBALD of Durham, England, and Matthew, Alistair and Timothy EWART of Calgary: great-grandchildren Samuel and Katherine HALL and Melanie and Jack BROWN of Toronto, and Ellen and David ARCHIBALD of Durham. Visitation at the Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain Street, Grimsby (905-945-2755) on Friday, March 18, 2005 from 9: 30 am until the time of Service at 11 am in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment St. Andrew's Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Association of Ontario or the charity of your choice will be appreciated.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-29 published
Reginald 'Red' HORNER, National Hockey League Hockey Player: The bad-boy captain of the prewar Toronto Maple Leafs shared the ice with such legends of defence as 'King' CLANCY and established a record for penalties that stood for 20 years
By James CHRISTIE, Friday, April 29, 2005, Page S7
The night of December 13, 1933, was a landmark night in the history of the National Hockey League. The career of Toronto Maple Leaf Irwin (Ace) BAILEY was ended with a life-threatening head injury suffered when he crashed to the ice following a hard check by Boston Bruins' Eddie SHORE.
What is not always mentioned is the fact that Mr. BAILEY was not the only man carried off the ice at Boston Garden that night. He had an avenger, a flame-haired bad boy named "Red" HORNER, the prototype of hockey's "policeman."
Red HORNER was the oldest Toronto Maple Leaf captain and oldest living member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Red HORNER embodied Toronto Maple Leaf history. He was on the ice for the very first shift played at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931 and was involved in ceremonies at the closing of the Gardens on February 13, 1999.
On the dangerous night in Boston Garden, Mr. BAILEY recalled in a 1985 interview with The Globe and Mail's Paul PATTON that "SHORE took my feet from under me. I wasn't facing him and when I fell, my head hit the ice and I went into convulsions.
"SHORE was standing over at the other side of the rink when Red went over and said, 'Put up your hands, I'm going to hit you.' And HORNER did. One punch was all he needed. The boys told me afterwards that they carried SHORE out feet first, just moments after they carried me out, and they needed seven stitches to sew him up."
While Ace BAILEY was still unconscious and recovering from surgery done at Boston City Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, "My dad went to Boston and he checked into the Copley Plaza hotel because he knew that was where Conn SMYTHE (the Leaf manager) was staying. He had a.45 revolver with him and wanted to know where he could find SHORE. SMYTHE said, 'Let's go up to my room and have a chat.' SMYTHE got two of the hotel policemen to come up, and they must have slipped dad a couple of mickeys. SMYTHE put him on the train back to Toronto and Dad didn't wake up until he was back in Canada. Two weeks later, he got his gun back through the mail."
Fortunately, Red HORNER was all the avenger the Toronto Maple Leafs needed most nights during his 12-year career. Hockey feuds were serious matters and Mr. HORNER was hockey's version of the blunt instrument.
"Red" HORNER was born in a small rural community near Brantford, Ontario He was the son of a farmer. The HORNER family moved first to Ancaster, where he started school, then to Hamilton and eventually to Toronto. He was playing bantam hockey with North Toronto by his early teens, living with his half-brother who was a grocer, and his wife.
He was one of 72 players trying out for Frank SELKE's Marlboro juniors in 1926 and although young Red did not distinguish himself in that first practice, Mr. SELKE felt that he would be as patient as possible with him. The fact that Red was Mr. SELKE's grocery boy didn't hurt his chances.
Leafs founder Conn SMYTHE was a builder and well acquainted with Mr. SELKE, who was business manager of the electrical union. Mr. SELKE's autobiography recounts how Mr. SMYTHE was tiring of his Leafs being manhandled by the likes of the Montreal Maroons but couldn't pry any strong physical talents away from other National Hockey League teams.
Mr. SELKE's suggested solution was for Mr. SMYTHE to unload his vulnerable veterans and fill the lineup with robust kids from the Marlboros. Red HORNER made his National Hockey League debut on Saturday, December 22, 1928. He had already played a Friday night game with the Marlboro juniors and a Saturday afternoon match with a senior team when he was informed he'd be suiting up as a Toronto Maple Leaf that night at Arena Gardens on Mutual Street, the predecessor of Maple Leaf Gardens.
In a 2003 interview with the Internet site legendsofhockey.net, he recalled his debut: "He said, 'I'll tell ya what I'm gonna do. I'll pay you $2,500 for the balance of the season.' I thought about it and it sounded pretty good because I was making $25 a week as a clerk at the Standard Stock Exchange.
"I said, 'Well Mr. SMYTHE, I've only seen two pro games in my life before, I don't know any of your players, I haven't a car but if you'd like to pick me up and take me down tonight, I'll take you and introduce you to my mother and father.'
"He said, 'That's a deal,' and we shook hands on it. No signing or anything, just a handshake."
He was not a graceful skater but could move the puck quickly and possessed a gift for concentration under pressure. He could make a pinpoint pass while two forecheckers were zeroing in on him.
His tough, physical style of play earned him the league leadership in penalty minutes for eight of his 12 National Hockey League seasons. He set a record for penalties that lasted 20 years.
Mr. SMYTHE dispatched Mr. HORNER to a summer camp to work out and to put on weight in the summer of 1931. He was trained by Olympic pole-vaulter Ed ARCHIBALD. By the end of the summer, Mr. HORNER had gone from a soft 180 pounds to a solid 190.
In 1932, he was on a Stanley Cup winner with Toronto. For seven of his seasons, he played alongside another Toronto legend on defence, Francis Michael (King) CLANCY. Mr. HORNER played his entire career with the Maple Leafs and served as team captain from 1938 until his retirement in 1940. In 490 regular season games, he scored 42 goals and added 110 assists for 152 points. But his scoring statistics pale beside the fact he collected 1,264 penalty minutes during that time. He once collected 17 penalty minutes in the first 20-minute period of a game.
The scuffles didn't end when he retired as a player. Mr. HORNER, like Mr. CLANCY, turned to officiating and was an National Hockey League linesman for two seasons. On January 11, 1943, at Maple Leaf Gardens, he was working a game between the Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings when Detroit manager Jack ADAM/ADAMS berated him, alleging he had missed an icing call. Later in the game, Mr. HORNER lined up for a faceoff near the Detroit bench and Mr. ADAM/ADAMS reached out and shoved him, claiming he was blocking the view. Mr. HORNER swung around with an elbow that grazed his chin. Mr. ADAM/ADAMS shoved him again. Detroit player Syd ABEL took a swing at Mr. HORNER, who shoved Mr. ADAM/ADAMS hard before referee Bill CHADWICK stepped in.
Mr. HORNER went on to a business career managing North American Coal in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was the majority owner.
George Reginald (Red) HORNER was born in Lynden, Ontario, on May 28, 1909. He died in Toronto on April 27, 2005. He was 95. He was predeceased by his wife.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-21 published
CARTER, Thomas Le Mesurier, M.C.
Peacefully in hospital on 18th of May 2005 in The Hague, The Netherlands after a short illness. The second son of the late Basil B. CARTER and Mary (née CASEY.) He was born in Toronto on June 10, 1915. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary Louise PATAN and by his second wife Alice Landwehr CLEJAN. Also by his sisters Adery JARVIS, Nora GILLESPIE and Margaret ARCHIBALD and by his two brothers Jack and Harry CARTER. Tom is survived by his daughter Monique (Olivier ROMIEU) and three grandchildren in Paris and by his stepdaughters Anca STRUYCKEN, Sandra CASTENS and Petra LE PLANQUE and their families in The Hague. In Canada he leaves his loving nieces Ann BOA, Janet ARCHIBALD, Gillian DE AUER and Susan ARCHIBALD and Joslyn LE BLANC, Vivien YOUNG and Valerie CARTER. He also leaves three nephews Ian GILLESPIE, David ARCHIBALD and Michael JARVIS and he will be much missed by his sister-in-law Pamela CARTER (the late Harry) Ottawa. Tom had a fine war record serving with the First Field Division Royal Canadian Artillery in Italy in 1943 and later landing in Normandy on D-Day. He was twice wounded and awarded the Military Cross for Outstanding Action in Italy. Tom joined the Department of External Affairs shortly after the Second World War where he had a distinguished career. He served in Brussels, Berne, Rome and was Chargé d'Affairs in Warsaw. Then was Canadian Commissioner in Vietnam, High Commissioner in Nigeria and Ambassador to Egypt, The Netherlands and Austria. The funeral will take place on Monday 23rd May 2005 at the Church of St. Philip and Saint John in The Hague.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-21 published
RICE, Donald Ingram, C.M., M.D.C.M., LLD, F.C.F.P.
Donald Ingram RICE-long time resident of Toronto, Ontario and Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, on May 19th, 2005 following a courageous struggle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by Ann (ARCHIBALD) of Bedford, Nova Scotia, his wife of 62 years son Christopher (Debbie EDWARDS) of Toronto, daughter Cheryl (Rod MILLAR) of Chester and Fort Lauderdale and sister Dorothy ROPER of Summerland Key, Florida. Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia 31st March 1920, the son of Charles Louis (deceased 1937), and Mamie Matilda (COUNTWAY) RICE (deceased 1930,) he completed public school education in Bridgewater and Sussex, New Brunswick. In 1941 he interrupted pre-medical education at Acadia University to enlist in the Canadian army. He served as an infantry officer with the West Nova Scotia Regiment in England, Sicily, Italy and North West Europe, was wounded in action, and awarded a mention in dispatches for distinguished service. After graduating from Dalhousie University Medical School in 1951, with an M.D.C.M. he practiced medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a family physician until 1964 when he moved to Toronto, Ontario to accept the position of Executive Director, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, which is the standard setting and accreditation body for family doctors in Canada. During his tenure the College was acknowledged as having provided a leadership role in the evolution of the 'general practitioner' to that of a specialist. After his retirement in 1985 he had remained active as a consultant in medical education and medical communications. Active throughout his life in both medical and non-medical educational activities he was President and Chairman of the Board during the formative years of the Halifax Grammar School, a past Chairman of the Executive Committee Medical Society of Nova Scotia, and a member of Council of the Canadian Medical Association from 1962-1985. For his contribution to organized medicine in Canada he was awarded honorary membership in the Medical Society of Nova Scotia and was recipient of the 1985 Canadian Medical Association Medal of Service. He demonstrated a special interest in cancer control - particularly at the level of public education and patient care. He was National President of the Canadian Cancer Society (1975-77), and served on the boards of the Canadian Cancer Society; the National Cancer Institute of Canada, and as Chairman of the Committee on Campaign, Organization and Public Education of the International Union against Cancer. He was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the Canadian Cancer Society in 1986. He served as Chairman of the Health Care Advisory Committee The Correctional Service of Canada (1988-91.) Dr. RICE's influence on organized medicine and particularly Family Medicine was not limited to Canada. He was a founding member of the World Organization of National Colleges/Academies/Academic Associations of General Practitioners/ Family Physicians, its first Chairman of Council, and President (1974-1976). He was also a founding member of the International Center for Family Medicine, and has held the office of Secretary, Vice President, and President (1991-93). During his career he travelled extensively studying educational programs for family doctors in many countries, with a view to improving the training of family physicians at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He authored numerous publications relative to 'Training for Family Practice', and was co-author of a textbook 'Family Medicine A Guide Book for Practitioners of the Art'. In recognition of his contribution to family medicine, both nationally and internationally he was distinguished by Canadian Universities with three Honorary Doctorate Degrees, thirteen major Achievement Awards by the medical profession, and in April 1989 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. In celebration of his life marked by such achievement and devotion a Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, on Friday, June 3rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to be held later this summer in Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Parkinson Society Canada or to a charity of choice would be appreciated. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
STEVENSON, Susan Elizabeth (née WIDEMAN)
In her 70th year, after a courageous 6 month battle with her re-emerged cancer, peacefully took her leave August 26, 2005, surrounded by her wonderful family, at Carpenter Hospice, Burlington.
Beloved wife and soulmate of Donald STEVENSON for 46 years, secure in the love of her 3 devoted children-Michael (Lesley), Margaret (David), and Laura and her partner, Cheryl.
Sue will also be greatly missed by her three loving grandchildren-Jonathan MAYNARD, Samantha STEVENSON, and Christopher HARMSWORTH.
Predeceased by father, Norman WIDEMAN and mother Doris (CHAMBERLAIN.)
An original member of the Burlington Boys and Girls Band (1947), now the renowned Burlington Teen Tour Band, and a founding member of the Burlington Concert Band (1963).
Sue's great talent as a musician brought her greatest satisfaction in "the pit" for many musicals in Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and most recently this spring for "Guys and Dolls" at the Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga.
Also fondly remembered as an original member (with daughter Margaret) of the Mississauga Pops Concert Band.
Special thanks to the caring staff and volunteers at Carpenter Hospice, the medical oncologists and nurses at the Credit Valley Hospital, nurses (homecare) of Halton Community Care Access Centre, the radiation oncologists and staff of Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, especially Dr. May Na-Yuan TSAO and Grace CHAN. Throughout, the loving care and concern of Dr. Sue ARCHIBALD is particularly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, or the charity of your choice, is greatly appreciated.
Service for Friends and family will be held Monday, August 29, 2005 at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) at 6 p.m.
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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
HAINES, Frederick Allan
Passed away peacefully at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on January 4th, 2005. Frederick in his 89th year. Beloved husband to Olive HAINES of Castleton. Cherished father to Marion (Gordon) STEVENSON of Orangeville, Marie (the late Lorne) ARCHIBALD of Orangeville and Ronald (Maggie) HAINES of Orangeville. Loving grandfather to nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Durward of Ottawa, Bessie PATTERSON of Alberta and predeceased by siblings Ralph, George, James, Geoffrey and David. A funeral service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W., Colborne on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 3 pm. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cremation is to follow the service with an interment at a later date. Donations can be made by cheque to the Voureen "Buff" Jack Memorial Fund. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
COCKBURN, Margaret Winnifred
Margaret peacefully entered into rest, after a lengthy illness, at Fudger House in Toronto, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack COCKBURN. Survived by her son, the Rev. Jack ARCHIBALD, his wife Marian and their children Martha and Andrew, all of Ottawa. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
ARCHIBALD, Eileen
Passed away peacefully on January 16, 2005, at the age of 74. Loving mother of Gail, Trudy, Paul, David, daughter-in-law Ann, and her protector Finnegan. Cherished grandmother of Kristina, Lenny, John, Shannon, Lindsay and Kevin. Survived by her devoted brother George. Eileen will also be fondly remembered by many other family members and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the family home. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
SMITH, Hilda Laurene (née ARCHIBALD)
On January 26, 2005, at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, in her 85th year. Hilda, beloved wife of George Robert SMITH. Cherished only child of the late Ambrose and Janine Cutting ARCHIBALD. Dear only grandchild of the late John and Almeda CUTTING. Only niece of the late Hattie CUTTING. Fondly remembered by her beloved American Cocker Spaniel, Lucy. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421, on Friday, January 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Private family interment.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
HILL, Harold Johnston
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital Lindsay on Wednesday September 7th, 2005 in his 90th year. Harold Johnston HILL formerly of Cannington was the beloved husband of the late Muriel PHILLIPS (2003.) Loving father of Philip and Ulla HILL of Eels Lake, Elizabeth and Philip TAILOR/TAYLOR of Hamner, Doug and Mary HILL of Cannington and John and Kathryn HILL of Oakwood. Dearly remembered by grandchildren Teresa Joron, Debra Trickey, Daryl HILL, Stephen and Christopher TAILOR/TAYLOR, Catherine TAILOR/TAYLOR- ARCHIBALD, Christopher HILL, Anna and Sarah HILL and by 9 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Stanley and Henry. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington on Saturday September 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service complete in the Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. As a remembrance donations to Knox Church Cannington or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
TUTT, Tyronne William (August 25, 1942-July 26, 2005)
The family of Tyronne TUTT are saddened to announce his passing on Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Vancouver, British Columbia, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Tyronne was the beloved husband of Helen TUTT; much loved father of Lorie TUTT and her husband Brandon MERCER, and Amanda ARCHIBALD and her husband Mike ARCHIBALD loving grandfather of Vanessa LOCKE, Duncan and Colin MERCER. Tyronne will also be sadly missed by his brother Bill TUTT and his wife Shirley, and their family. Tyronne had a true passion for life and brought joy and smiles wherever he went. In that spirit, a memorial will be held to honour and celebrate Tyronne's life at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home in the Trafalgar Room (11582 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown, Ontario), on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. All family and Friends are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
ARCHIBALD, Robert John " Bob"
Long time retired employee of Loblaws. Peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Brampton Site. Bob was in his 78th year. Loving husband of the late Molly DUFFY. Dear father of Norma and her husband Tome CEREPNALKOVIC and Stephen and his wife Connie. Grandad to Angie, Diana, Bobby and Allison. Long time companion to Moly WEIR. Will be missed by his sister May in Scotland and several nieces and nephews. Bob will be remembered as a hard working, easy going man, who loved a Wee Dance and a good laugh. Friends and family who wish to join in a celebration of his life are invited to 160 Murry Street, Manor Bridge Retirement Apartment, Brampton, on Saturday, October 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of remembrance and fellowship. "I'm away fir a walk...!"

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
Gunfire claims 2 more
By Henry STANCU and Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporters
Three men were shot dead in two separate ambushes within blocks of each other in Rexdale this weekend, leaving police trying to find a connection between the slayings.
Last night, two gunmen opened fire around 6: 30 on the occupants of a car in the heavily travelled intersection at Martin Grove Rd. and Finch Ave. W. The beige Acura, which had been travelling north on Martin Grove, then turned right on Finch and veered off the road before mounting the curb and stopping against a mesh fence surrounding Elmbank Junior Middle Academy.
Fahim TALAKSHI, 25, who was shot in the head, lay beside the car and was pronounced dead by paramedics.
Aleem REHMTULLA, 26, also shot in the head, was taken to Sunnybrook hospital where he died. Both were from Oakville.
Two suspects were seen running from the area. One is described as black, in his early 20s and is 6 feet tall, about 150-160 pounds. He was wearing a black, waist-length coat, with tear-away pants and dark shoes.
The second suspect is black, about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark coat with a dark hood over a white hat.
"There's large quantities of blood located in the intersection. At this time we can't ascertain if the blood is from the victims in the vehicle or a third party who left the vehicle or if there was an exchange of gunfire between the people in the vehicle, or the people who were outside the vehicle," said Insp. Mike EARL.
It's unclear whether the Acura had come to a stop when the shooting erupted. Stray bullets hit a number of vehicles in the immediate area, said police, who were questioning pedestrians and motorists as potential witnesses.
The double homicide happened just 26 hours after Brandon ARCHIBALD- STERLING's life came to a sudden, violent end as he walked in a nearby laneway and a dark blue, late model minivan with dark-tinted windows pulled up behind him.
As police officers from 22, 23 and 31 divisions and traffic services closed off the main roads in all directions of the scene, a tracking dog was brought in to follow the trail of the fleeing suspects. Officers there hunted the grounds with flashlights.
"Man. Another shooting. This is getting to be too much," said a man who identified himself as George. "I live where the other guy (ARCHIBALD- STERLING) was killed yesterday. This place is like a shooting gallery."
"We've lived here 10 years and it's just gotten worse lately.
"A lot of people are afraid," said a resident who came to the intersection to see what happened and did not want to be identified.
Northwest Toronto was rocked by shootings this summer though the streets quieted down after police rounded up suspected gang members September 15 as part of Project Flicker, targeting the Ardwick Blood Crew.
Many of those arrested on drugs and weapons charges grew up in a public housing project on Ardwick Blvd., near Finch and Islington Ave., also a short distance from these latest killings.
More than a month had passed since the city's last fatal shooting, a triple homicide that also took place in Etobicoke.
On September 16, a gun battle erupted inside a parked car near an apartment on Tandridge Cres., near Albion Rd. and the Humber Valley Golf Club.
Two men died at the scene, a third succumbed to his injuries a few days later in hospital.
This weekend's gunfire brings the year's homicide total to 64, while the number of firearms homicides climbs to 44, a record number.
This year's escalating gun violence has already prompted police to redeploy officers to trouble spots and launch other initiatives aimed at halting the bloodshed.
Ottawa is also planning to beef up its response to gun crime, the Star reported this weekend.
Due to be unveiled by the end of November, the multi-faceted approach includes introducing tougher rules on sentencing and parole in gun crimes, including longer minimum sentence provisions and lifetime firearm-ownership bans on repeat offenders.
Minimum sentences of one year in some firearms offences could be doubled to two years, and 10-year ownership bans would be extended to lifetime prohibitions, a source told the Star. Another option being considered is for Canada to sue U.S. gun manufacturers for the spread of illegal weapons into this country.
It's estimated that almost half the gun crimes committed in Canada involved illegal U.S. weapons.
While the identity of the shooter and origin of the gun are unknown, a firearm was used to snuff out the life of ARCHIBALD- STERLING around 4: 25 p.m. Saturday.
Police say he was approached from behind by a slow-moving van when an occupant opened fire, striking the 22-year-old who collapsed beside a housing complex at 9 Kendleton Dr., near Finch Ave. W. and Albion Rd. Emergency services workers rushed to the scene and transported him to hospital where he later died.
While there are witnesses: helping police, "they're limited in what they saw and what they're able to tell us," homicide Det. Scott SPRATT said yesterday.
But investigators are hopeful surveillance cameras in the area might provide some clues, particularly because there was still plenty of daylight at the time of the drive-by shooting.
The footage is being enhanced and SPRATT hoped to release some images today.
ARCHIBALD- STERLING died from a gunshot wound to the chest, a post mortem found.
SPRATT said he doesn't know a lot about the victim because his mother is "grieving so hard that we haven't been able to get a lot of background about him."
ARCHIBALD- STERLING lived in a neighbourhood not far from the shooting, he said.
SPRATT believes his father lives in Brampton.
The victim was known to police, but not "in a major way," he added.
It is too soon to say whether the shooting relates to gang activity or for police to speculate on a possible motive.
SPRATT confirmed he had been at a Popeyes, a nearby fast food eatery, sometime before he was killed.
Police are looking for a dark blue minivan, possible a Chrysler, Dodge, or Plymouth, approximately two years old, with dark tinted windows.

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
ARCHIBALD- STERLING, Brandon
Passed away suddenly on October 22, 2005. Loving son to Donovan (Yvonne) and Marlin (Richard). Brandon will be missed by his sisters Tamicka and Bianca and also his stepsister Mikaela. Cherished grand_son of Verna. He will be greatly missed by his niece Keyarie and fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Home (855 Albion Rd., one block east of Islington Ave.) on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. in North Park Worship Centre (395 North Park Dr., Brampton). Viewing 1 hour prior to service. Burial Glenview Cemetery (Albion Rd., north of Hwy 50.)

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ARCHIBALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
NIEMEYER, Elzo
Elzo NIEMEYER went to be with the Lord December 24, 2005 in his 72nd year. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Greta for over 33 years, daughter Anita, son Edwin, son-in-law Brent ARCHIBALD, and niece Antoinette MEINDERS and her husband Andrew THOMAS. Survived by his sisters Bep, Sonja, Coby, Yvonne and Anne and his brothers Harm, John and Bronno. Elzo grew up in The Netherlands and moved to Toronto with his family in 1953. He later married Greta and they ran their own Dutch import store for over 30 years. Visitation with family will take place on Friday December 30th between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (south of Steeles at Goulding). Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 31st at Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Avenue East (just east of Bayview) at 11 o'clock. Interment, Elgin Mills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to The Netherlands Bazaar would be appreciated by the family. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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ARCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-06 published
McMULLIN, Uncle ARCHIE, December 6, 2000; WARD, Aunt Alma, January An Irish Friendship Wish
May there always be work for your hand to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two
May the sun always shine on your window pane
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Til we meet again.
14 McMULLIN nieces and nephews

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ARCOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
ARCOS, Sandra
God called Sandra on July 14, 2005. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her parents, Margarita and Vicente ARCOS, loving sister Joanna (Christopher,) and their children, Danielle, Nicole and Kyle, each to whom she was godmother and "Aunt Mimi". Sandra's memory will be cherished by her loving extended family, grandmothers Mama Blanquita FLORES, Mama Blanquita ARCOS, grandfather Papa Jose ARCOS and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive family and Friends on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 between the hours of 5: 00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, 3164 9th Line (at Dundas), Oakville, Ontario (905) 257-8822. A Catholic Mass will be held at 10: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Merciful Redeemer Parish, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario, followed by Funeral Services at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Big Brother/Big Sister program which Sandra was active in, would be greatly appreciated.

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ARCULUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
ARCULUS, Florence Mary
Suddenly at her home in Thornhill on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Dear mother of Paul and Mike. Grandmother of Bruce, Scott, Douglas, David and Stephen. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Private arrangements have been made.

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ARCURI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-03 published
GRIMALDI, Domenico
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Hospital Campus in his 80th year. Domenico is lovingly remembered by his wife Eva of 60 years, his children Dino and Marianne his son-in-law Joseph ARCURI and by his grandchildren Lucas, Martina and Stefan. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home (4671 Hwy 7, Woodbridge 905-851-9100) on Wednesday, November 2 from 7-9 and Thursday, November 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church (2547 Kipling Avenue, Toronto) on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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ARCURI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
ROBERTSON, Ian James
Surrounded by his family at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at the age 54 years. Ian, beloved husband of Darlene (née CARON) of Brampton and son of Annie ROBERTSON and of the late James. Loving father of Tammy and her husband Donny VIRGILIO, Laura and her husband Charlie ARCURI, Michael and Scott and his wife Carol. Cherished grandpa of Kassie, Sarah, Jamie, Kirsten, Brendan, Cipriana, Sable, and Moira. Dear brother of Paul and Janet. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Visitation at the Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Friday, December 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. In memory of Ian, donations to the Salvation Army or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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