ATKEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-13 published
DAVIDSON, Annie May
Peacefully, after a short illness, at the Lee Manor Nursing Home, Owen Sound, on Monday, January 10th, 2005. Annie DAVIDSON, Aunt and Grand Lady, of Lake Charles, in her 99th year. Predeceased by her parents, Mary (ATKEY) and Thomas DAVIDSON and by her six brothers, Arthur, Wilfred, Norval, Earl, Stewart and Kenneth. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Annie will be remembered for her love of family and Friends, devotion to helping others and her infectious laughter. A funeral service for Annie DAVIDSON will be held at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Thursday, January 13th at 10: 00 a.m. with Lieutenant R. Mary MILLAR officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the time of service. Spring Interment, Oxenden Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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ATKEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-09 published
SAUNDERS, Norman Holdaway
Norman died peacefully in his sleep at Maplecrest Village in Grimsby on Sunday, March 6th, 2005 at the age of 98. He is predecdeased by his wife Phyllis (ATKEY 1981) and his second wife Lucille (SILLS 1994.) He is survived by his son Michael SAUNDERS. He was a loving husband, father, stepfather, brother and uncle. He will be fondly remembered by Stephanie and Olga. Norman led a full and interesting life. Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, he was very active with the Boy Scouts Association, ultimately becoming Executive Commissioner for British Columbia. He was part of the World Scout Jamboree and after being appointed to take charge of the Toronto District Scout Headquarters in 1929, he received the King George Silver Jubilee Medal. He later worked as Executive Director of the Toronto Red Cross Society where he was instrumental in organizing the Blue Cross Health Plan for the Ontario Hospital Association. In 1947 he began his last professional endeavour, starting the manufacturing company Hewson Canada. He retired to Grimsby in 1970 where he enjoyed gardening, painting and expanding his collection of minerals and stones. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain Street, Grimsby (905-945-2755) on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 1 p.m. Memorial donation to the Canadian Red Cross Society would be appreciated.

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ATKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-14 published
SHOLDICE, Joanne M. (née SINCLAIR)
At Clinton Public Hospital on Thursday, January 13, 2005, Joanne M. SHOLDICE in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Graham SHOLDICE of R.R.#1, Bayfield. Dear mother of Stephen and Adell of Kelowna, British Columbia, and Richard of Goderich. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother of Shayne, Devin, Tara, Taylor Jason, Adam, Alex, Kyle and Zackery. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Margaret (ATKIN) SINCLAIR. A memorial service will be held at Pine Lake Recreation Hall, 77794 Orchard Line, R.R.#1, Bayfield on Saturday, January 22 at 1: 00 pm. Pastor Stephen HILDEBRAND will officiate. Interment Brussels Cemetery. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth (519-527-1390). Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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ATKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
SUTHERLAND, Florence Amelia (TAILOR/TAYLOR)
At the Guelph General Hospital, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Florence Amelia (TAILOR/TAYLOR) SUTHERLAND at the age of 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Melville Ross SUTHERLAND (1988.) Dear mother of Karen SUTHERLAND of Rockwood. Loving nana of Shiona ATKIN and her husband Robert of Mt. Albert. Flo will be sadly missed by her brother William TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Marion of Toronto her sisters-in-law Isobel GILL of Peterborough, Hilda SUTHERLAND of Hamilton, and Shirley SUTHERLAND of London; her cousin Jack SPANTON and his wife June of Toronto and numerous Friends, nieces, and nephews. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jeff VEENSTRA officiating. Cremation to follow with inurnment at Memory Gardens. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Guelph General Hospital Foundation, 4th Floor Rehab and Physio Unit, 115 Delhi Street Guelph, Ontario N1E 4J4 would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-08 published
ANGEL, Elva Louise (née SAVAGE)
After a short illness at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, in her 89th year. Elva Louise ANGEL (née SAVAGE,) the beloved wife of the late John (Jack) ANGEL. The loving mother of Joan ATKINS and her friend, Jim MILLS; Donald ANGEL and his wife, Anne. Dear mother-in-law of Bill TURNBULL and his wife, Corinne. The loving grandmother of Peter, Bill Jr., Debbie and Barbara. Great-grandmother of Chance, Brenden and Vincent. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loving daughter, Judy (Mrs. Bill TURNBULL) and her son-in-law, Donald ATKINS and by her two brothers, Bob and Ernie. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, on Thursday afternoon, at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Westminster Cemetery, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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ATKINS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-30 published
ATKINS, Reta (née RIVET)
Reta ATKINS a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg at the age of 74. Reta was born in Wallaceburg and was a daughter of the late Edmund and Cecilia (LAUZON) RIVET. She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church and had worked as a cashier for Gordon's Supermarket for many years. Beloved wife of 55 years to Fraser ATKINS. Loving mother of Victoria BIRCH and Joanne and her partner Andy LOW/LOWE/LOUGH all of Wallaceburg. She will be sadly missed by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Dolores CAMPBELL of Kitchener. Predeceased by 2 brothers Roland RIVET and Maurice RIVET and a sister Shirley CHARPENTIER. The late Reta ATKINS rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg and cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 2 p.m. from Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Fr. Greg BONIN, Celebrated the mass and Mrs. Fran FRALEIGH presided at the organ. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of Your Choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Reta ATKINS.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
OLDFIELD, John H.
On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Stratford General Hospital, John H. OLDFIELD, age 82, of R.R.#4 Seaforth. Beloved husband of Leona (Smith) OLDFIELD. Dear father of Brian OLDFIELD at home. Loving grandfather of Andrew VANVLIET. Loved father-in-law of John VANVLIET of R.R.#1 Walton. Dear brother-in-law of Ervin SCHWINDT and Donna Mae HINZ and her friend Peter VANHERK. Predeceased by his daughter Dianne VANVLIET (March 2004,) his parents William and Kathleen (KRUSE) OLDFIELD, his sister Shirley and her husband Bill O'SHAY/SHEA and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Kathleen SCHWINDT, Arbutus and Ross MacLEAN and Ron HINZ. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, John Street, Seaforth on Friday, February 4 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Michael ATKINS will officiate. Interment Egmondville Cemetery. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Saint Thomas Anglican Church or Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
BRYANT, Rex Deverne
Rex Deverne BRYANT, passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in his 85th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Ruby (GOODHAND) BRYANT of Tillsonburg. Loving father of Shirley DAVIS and husband Merv of Tillsonburg, Nancy MITCHELL and husband Bill of Straffordville, and Judy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Lakefield. He will be sadly missed by 5 grandchildren as well as 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Dock and Maude (ATKINS) BRYANT, a grand_son Wade MITCHELL (1980) and a brother Leonard BRYANT (1988.) Mr. BRYANT was a member of the Vienna Masonic Lodge #237 and served as a Past Master. Mrs. BRYANT and her family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Friday, February 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Ostrander's Chapel on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna, Ontario. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (I.C.U. Unit). Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-19 published
BRYANT, Rex Deverne
Rex Deverne BRYANT, passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in his 85th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Ruby (GOODHAND) BRYANT of Tillsonburg. Loving father of Shirley DAVIS and husband Merv of Tillsonburg, Nancy MITCHELL and husband Bill of Straffordville, and Judy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Lakefield. Dear brother of Leonard BRYANT of Tillsonburg. He will be sadly missed by 5 grandchildren as well as 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Dock and Maude (ATKINS) BRYANT, a grand_son Wade Mitchell (1980) and son-in-law Keith TAILOR/TAYLOR (1988.) Mr. BRYANT was a member of the Vienna Masonic Lodge #237, and served as a Past Master. Mrs. BRYANT and her family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Friday, February 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Ostrander's Chapel on Saturday, February 19, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna, Ontario. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (I.C.U. Unit). Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
LAEMERS, Frank
Suddenly at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Frank LAEMERS of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 62 years to Margaret (CARSON) LAEMERS. Dear father of Ken LAEMERS (Rose) of Straffordville. Cherished grandfather to Betty LAEMERS and her friend Steve TOWNSEND Tracy Edwin LAEMERS and his wife Patricia; Linda LAEMERS and her friend Doug CREEK; Perry LAEMERS and his wife Deanna, and great-grandfather to Anest ie Rose LAEMERS; Shelbie Marie LAEMERS Rebecca Rose LAEMERS; Logan James LAEMERS, and Andrew CREEK. Dear brother of Alphonse LAEMERS and his wife Mary of Aylmer Mary WINNE of Delhi; Tillie WRIGHT of Port Dover; Lena ATKINS of Port Burwell; Dephine HAYWARD of Port Burwell. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Betty Jean LAEMERS (Nov. 15, 1953) and a brother Ed LAEMERS (1997.) Frank worked at NRG Aylmer until his retirement. A Public graveside service will be held at Tillsonburg Cemetery (Sec. #30, Lot #17) on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) entrusted with funeral arrangements. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and may be arranged by contacting Ostrander's Funeral Home. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
POWERS, Wendy Elizabeth
Peacefully, at Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, Wendy Elizabeth POWERS of West Bank, British Columbia in her 53rd year. Beloved daughter of Isobel and the late Doug POWERS (1984.) Predeceased by her husband Randy ATKINS (1999.) Sadly missed by brother Mike and sisters Jane POWERS (Rod PITTAM), Karen (Jeff) PROSSLER and their families. A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery at a later date. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street in charge of arrangements 433-6181. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Wendy.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
POWERS, Wendy Elizabeth
Peacefully, at Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, Wendy Elizabeth POWERS of West Bank, British Columbia in her 53rd year. Beloved daughter of Isobel and the late Doug POWERS (1984.) Predeceased by her husband Randy ATKINS (1999.) Sadly missed by brother Mike and sisters Jane POWERS (Rod PITTAM), Karen (Jeff) PROSSLER and their families. A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street in charge of arrangements 433-6181. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Wendy.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-14 published
CAMPBELL, Murray
At Bluewater Health-C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. Murray CAMPBELL, 84 years, of Wyoming. Beloved husband of the late Ferne (née STONEHOUSE) (2004.) Dear father of Lynne and Jim ATKINS and Sandra and Lawrence CAPP all of Wyoming. Dear grandfather of Becky LOERTS. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Grace CAMPBELL (née THORNICROFT,) his brother, Lloyd (1988) and sisters, Dorothy CAMPBELL (1918) and Helen WILKINS (1992.) Visitors will be received on Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Ernest HERRON officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. Murray was a long time member of the Plympton-Wyoming Agricultural Society. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-17 published
McHAFFIE, Gerald Ralph
Peacefully on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, at the age of 74. Loving father of Lannie ATKINS, and Hugh McHAFFIE and his wife Karen. Adored grandpa of Ryan, Kyla, Craig, Jason and Keara. Dear brother of Irene SEELEY and the late Lloyd, Claire and Charles. Gerry was the son of the late Hugh and his loving and caring mother Gertrude McHAFFIE of Morrisburg, Ontario. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 18, 2005 at 3 p.m. If desired, donations to The Canadian Quadriplegic Association, 520 Sutherland Dr., Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V9 would be appreciated.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-13 published
ATKINS, Carla Ruby Anne (née RUSSELL)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Carla on Monday, April 11, 2005 in her 70th year. Beloved wife of the late William Eric ATKINS and dearest daughter of the late Leila and Harry VICKERS. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Kathy, Cathy, Eric, Anne and her husband Matthew. Proud Grandma of Amy, Shannon, Daniel, Amber, Alex, Megan, Briana and Chloe. Predeceased by her brother Bill and survived by her brother Gerald. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.) Weston, on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at St. Philip's Anglican Church (25 St. Phillip's Rd.) on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-16 published
MORDEN, John Crawford
Peacefully while sleeping, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick, Mr. John Crawford MORDEN, 85, of Pocologan, New Brunswick, husband of the late Winnifred Jean (ELLIS) MORDEN. Born in Redvers, Saskatchewan on October 13, 1919, he was the son of the late John Albert and Mary Ann (ATKINS) MORDEN. A loving father, he is survived by one son, John (Gisele) MORDEN of Pocologan two grandchildren, Tracy and Scott MORDEN of Pocologan; one sister, Mildred Amelia THORNE of Moosomin, Saskatchewan; several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a brother at infancy, Gerald Arthur MORDEN. John joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in September 1940 and was discharged in the fall of 1945. In August of 1941, he went to the United Kingdom and after various postings in England, volunteered to go to the Middle East. He joined 37 Squadron (R.A.F. in January 1942 and operated.) out of Egypt and the Western Desert. He completed his tour in July 1942 and returned to Canada where he spent the rest of the war. In 1947 he joined the Royal Air Force and went back to England. He was on the Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 and did 350 lifts into Berlin. He left the Royal Air Force in 1951 after his time was completed and came back to Canada. He then joined Maritime Central Airways. He retired as Vice President-Operations for Nordair (a subsidiary of Maritime Central Airways) in 1981. Arrangements entrusted to St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, New Brunswick E5C 3L6, from where the service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Friday, June 17th, from The Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel at the funeral home, followed by interment in the Pennfield Rural Cemetery. Visiting will be held on Thursday, June 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In John's memory, donations to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of the donor's choice, would be appreciated by the family. (www.stgeorgefh.ca)

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-12 published
SANDELL Marion Elizabeth (née PORTLAND)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday July 10, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto in her 82nd year. Marion, beloved wife of the late Charles SANDELL of Collingwood. Loving mother of Timothy and his wife Reverend Karen SANDELL and Thomas and his wife Jane SANDELL. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Eric and his wife Tamara, Matthew SANDELL, Hilary and her husband Chris ATKINS, Marni and Carly SANDELL and great grandchildren Avery and Aiden. Predeceased by brothers Charles "Bus", John "Jack" and parents Thomas and Constance PORTLAND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 at All Saints' Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood. A Celebration of Marion's Life will take place on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. at All Saints' Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to All Saints' Anglican Church or the Department of Lighthouse Restoration in Mrs. SANDELL's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
ANGEL, Elva Louise (née SAVAGE)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, in her 89th year. Elva Louise ANGEL (née SAVAGE,) the wife of the late John (Jack) ANGEL. Mother of Joan ATKINS and her friend Jim MILLS, Donald ANGEL and his wife Anne. Mother-in-law of Bill TURNBULL and his wife Corinne. Grandmother of Peter, Bill Jr., Debbie and Barbara. Great-grandmother of Chance, Brenden, and Vincent. Predeceased by her daughter Judy (Mrs. Bill TURNBULL) and her son-in-law Donald ATKINS, her two brothers Bob and Ernie. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519-376-2326) in Owen Sound on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Westminster Cemetery, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
CLARKE, Marguerite (née ATKINS)
Peacefully at Altamonte Nursing Home on Friday, February 4, 2005, in her 96th year. Marguerite, wife of the late Norman. Loving mother of Norma and her husband, Robert SYMINGTON and Kenneth and his wife Norma. Dear grandmother of Jason and his wife, Deborah, Donna SYMINGTON, Lindsay and Samantha CLARKE. Great-grandmother of Andrew, Zachary and Devin SYMINGTON. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Service in our chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Participation House Toronto, 1 Burnview Cres., Scarborough, Ontario. M1H 1B4, would be appreciated.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
McHAFFIE, Gerald Ralph
Peacefully on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, at the age of 74. Loving father of Lannie ATKINS, and Hugh McHAFFIE and his wife Karen. Adored grandpa of Ryan, Kyla, Craig, Jason and Keara. Dear brother of Irene SEELEY and the late Lloyd, Claire and Charles. Gerry was the son of the late Hugh and his loving and caring mother Gertrude McHAFFIE of Morrisburg, Ontario. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 18, 2005 at 3 p.m. If desired, donations to The Canadian Quadriplegic Association, 520 Sutherland Dr., Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V9, would be appreciated.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
ATKINS, Carla Ruby Anne (née RUSSELL)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Carla on Monday, April 11, 2005, in her 70th year. Beloved wife of the late William Eric ATKINS. Dearest daughter of the late Leila and Harry VICKERS. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Kathy, Cathy, Eric, Anne and her husband Matthew. Proud grandma of Amy, Shannon, Daniel, Amber, Alex, Megan, Briana and Chloe. Predeceased by her brother Bill, survived by her brother Gerald. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Services to be held at St. Philip's Anglican Church (25 St. Phillip's Rd.) on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
DAVIDSON, John Arthur
Born in Toronto on November 27, 1921 to his dear late parents, Gordon and Hazel (DWIGHT) DAVIDSON. Entered into rest at the Toronto East General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 12, 2005. Jack, beloved husband of the late Rose Ella (MUSSELMAN) DAVIDSON. Dear brother of Helen RILEY, Dorothy ATKINS, and Robert DAVIDSON. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jack requested that there not be visitation or a service, however, donations in his memory may be made to The Lung Association, Toronto Area, 150 Laird Dr., Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V7. Arrangements entrusted to the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
SWARBRICK, Mavis Maxine (née JOYCE)
(December 10, 1924 to April 14, 2005)
It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that her family announces the passing of Mavis Maxine Joyce SWARBRICK. After a life of sickness and operations and then cancer in 1999, she passed away in Mount Sinai Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Harry SWARBRICK, March 11, 1923 to May 11, 1989. The second youngest daughter of the late Juanita Violet (SEDDON) and John JOYCE of Toronto. Mavis survived all of her siblings, brother James Henry "Marlow" JOYCE, and sisters "Wynne" Florence Amelia Joyce GILCHRIST, Juanita Valerie Joyce HARRIS, Joan Yvonne JOYCE, and Coral Dawn "Blossom" Joyce POLLOCK. Survived by her daughters Heather SWARBRICK and Valerie and son in law Ralph MacKENZIE. Special thanks to Louise ATKINS and Elka RUDOLPH for their visits and kindness, over the years. Manuel and Sandy who brought such happiness to her sister Blossom and herself, your visits and calls brightened her days. Thank you also to her Friends and neighbours in San Diego. I know that you were all sad to see her leave San Diego last summer, she was just as sad to leave and give up her home and happy memories there. Thank you to the doctors and nurses in the emergency department and those on the 12th floor of Mount Sinai Hospital for your kindness (Sunday April 10, 2005 to Thursday April 14, 2005.) Mavis' father was a fireman for the city of Toronto and she seemed to meet firemen wherever she went and at the end it was firemen who carried her to the ambulance that took her to the hospital. She felt comfort in that it was like her father was carrying her as he had so many times when she was a sick child. So, to those gentlemen and the paramedics - thank you. Before her marriage Mavis worked for the Steel Company of Canada to aid the war effort and was a long distance operator for Bell Canada. Mavis was a stay at home Mom, who always put her family first. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing, especially to her family. Mavis was a kind and caring person who helped everyone in any way she could. She had a gift for writing beautiful letters to people to ease their sorrows or brighten their days. Many young people have called her Mom over the years. We are comforted in our sorrow knowing that she is with her beloved Harry and family. She will be missed by family and Friends who knew and loved her. As per her wishes there will be no funeral service. The cremated remains of Harry and Mavis will be laid to rest together in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to, may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
SANDELL, Marion Elizabeth (née PORTLAND)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday July 10, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto in her 82nd year. Marion, beloved wife of the late Charles SANDELL of Collingwood. Loving mother of Timothy and his wife Reverend Karen SANDELL and Thomas and his wife Jane SANDELL. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Eric and his wife Tamara, Matthew SANDELL, Hilary and her husband Chris ATKINS, Marni and Carly SANDELL and great grandchildren Avery and Aiden. Predeceased by brothers Charles "Bus", John "Jack" and parents Thomas and Constance PORTLAND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 at All Saints' Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood. A Celebration of Marion's Life will take place on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. at All Saints' Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to All Saints' Anglican Church or the Department of Lighthouse Restoration in Mrs. SANDELL's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
BENSON, Charles Wallace " Wally"
Served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired in 1998 from the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires in Sudbury. Entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital on Monday, October 17th, 2005. Wally BENSON of Palmer Road, Belleville, in his 80th year. son of the late Austin and Laura BENSON. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy BENSON. Dear father of Susan BURLEY and husband Michael, Robert BENSON, Stephan BENSON and wife Sandy, Daniel BENSON and predeceased by daughter Laura. Dearly loved by grandchildren Catherine, Brock, Burley, Jacob and Ryan. Brother of June ATKINS and husband Alec. Funeral arrangements in the care of John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville. Donations to the Cancer Society. As he wished, cremation, followed by a private interment. John R. Bush Funeral Home 613-968-5588

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
HUTCHEON, Ronald
After suffering a sudden stroke, Ron was given a magnificent send off, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, at 68 years of age. Beloved husband of Glo (née O'REILLY- MacDONALD.) Loving father of Rick, Michael (Richard,) Karen (Marc) LAROUCHE, Heather (George) HAMBROCK, Dawn (Steve) GRUNDY, David (Linda) MacDONALD and Johnny (Angela) MacDONALD. Cherished Poppy of Jennifer HUTCHEON, Sarah and Daniel SWICK, Noelle (Adam) KLASSEN, Devin MILLEN, Dayna and Emma HAMBROCK, Ashley, Tim and Montana SNELL, Stephanie, Chris and Mark GRUNDY, Nadine and Heather MacDONALD, Jim ATKINS, Cameron, Megan and Kali MacDONALD and great grand poppy to Ryder KLASSEN. Dear brother of Harry (Jean,) (AlJoan,) Manny (Ellie,) Bert (Glenda), Shirley (Ed) Gilroy and Bruce (Colleen). Brother-in-law of Ede. Predeceased by his brother Clarence. Ron will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and loyal companion Desi. Ron served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a technical engineer. He was well respected during his years with CTV and Global prior to becoming an owner operator of Palette Productions in Toronto. Since his retirement he was an active member of St. Catharines Curling Club, Rolling Meadows Golf Club and The Grantham Optimist Club. Ron is resting at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines where a service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. On-Line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
HUNTER, Maureen (née TERRY)
Suddenly at her home, in Aurora. Maureen, dear mother of David (Lisa) and Susan (Rick). Loving grandmother of Ryan. Maureen is the daughter of Stephen TERRY and the late Doris. She is survived by her brother Steve (Loretta) and her aunt Margaret and uncle Clair WOOLDRIDGE, uncles Andy MORRISON and Bob McLEOD and great-aunt Rose ATKINS and her nieces Barb, Kathy and Jennifer. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday 10: 30 a.m. Interment Westminster Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
SHADLOCK, Beverly Joan (née ATKINS)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother after a brief illness on November 29, 2005 at 73. Beloved wife of the late Bruce SHADLOCK. Dear mother of Diana and her husband Gene LECINSKI, and Bradley SHADLOCK and his wife Andrea. Adored Nana of Greg and Doug LECINSKI and Taylor SHADLOCK. Bev was an active member of the community who enjoyed every day of life and whose family and Friends were cherished dearly. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr Street), Oakville (905-844-2600) on Saturday, December 3rd from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, December 4th from 3-5 p.m. Funeral Service Monday, December 5, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at The Church of the Epiphany, 161 Bronte Road, Oakville followed by interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital where Bev had volunteered for 35 years. Email condolences may be made to kopriva@eol.ca; please place SHADLOCK on subject line.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-29 published
VAUGHAN, John Franklin
(World War 2 Veteran) Passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005. John Franklin VAUGHAN, of Rockwood Terrace, Durham, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late former Irene ATKINSON. Loving father of Susan PATTERSON of Hanover, Lynda and her husband Richard REGER of Durham, Janet and her husband Paul WILLIAMSON of Elmira, David and his wife Burdette of Waterloo, Mark of Chesley, and Allan and his wife Tammy of Durham. Fondly remembered by his thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Sunday, May 1st from 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m. for a memorial visitation. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 308 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday, May 1st at 12: 45 p.m. A Celebration of Life for John VAUGHAN will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 2nd at 1: 00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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ATKINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-06 published
SMITH, Helen
Suddenly at Gateway Haven in Wiarton Wednesday evening May 4, 2005. Helen SMITH of Clavering in her 93rd year. For over fifty years Helen worked at Hunter Hardware in Wiarton and was affectionately known as "Hardware Helen". Lovingly remembered her niece Alein and her husband Eldon ATKINSON of Chatsworth. Helen raised and cared for Alein from the age of 5. Helen will also be lovingly remembered by several other nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her four brothers; Guy, Tom, Bert and Ray and two sisters; Daisy SMITH and Jean GOODE. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Memorial contributions to the Clavering United Church or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Georgian Chapter 186 Order Of The Eastern Star, Wiarton will hold a memorial service at the Funeral Home Friday evening at 7: 00 pm. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com
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ATKINSON o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-01-12 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Harold
Mr. Harold Thompson a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 90 years. He was born in Manitoba and was a son of the late J.W. and Margaret Ann (ATKINSON) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Harold owned and operated Thompson Shoe Repair for many years in Wallaceburg. He also had been a custodian for the Kent County Board of Education retiring in 1980. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (TURNER) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Dear father and father-in-law of Bob and Diane THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loving grandfather of Jeff THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Kind brother-in-law of Howard and Dora TURNER. Predeceased by his brothers Jack and Albert, a sister Vera and a sister-in-law Tootie. The late Harold THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg until Friday, January 7, 2005 when the funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home at 3 p.m. with Pastor Brian HORROBIN, Officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Harold THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
ATKINSON, Herman James
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather, Herman James, who passed away January 1, 1988.
He had a nature you could not help loving
And heart that was purer than gold
And to those who knew him and loved him
His memory will never grow cold.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Ethel and family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
FINK, George John
George John FINK passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 30, 2004 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Rose FINK (née POISSON) for 50 years. Cherished father of Diane (Mark) ATKINSON, Cameron (Sandra) FINK, George (Janice) FINK, Gerry (Anne) FINK and Karen (Bill) PERRY of British Columbia. Beloved grandfather of 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Dorothy VANDECAVEYE, Fran SHORTEN, Barbara LECLAIR, Joan BACHMEIER and Stanley FINK. Predeceased by sister Margaret DEARBY. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. The FINK family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses of C.C.T.C. at London Health Sciences Centre-South Street Campus. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
PONTING, Gordon
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, January 14, 2005, Gordon PONTING, of Ingersoll, in his 86th year. son of the late Tom and Nellie PONTING. Husband of the late Jean (ROSS) PONTING (1995.) Dear father of Hugh PONTING of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather of Angela PONTING of Toronto and Jeffrey PONTING of London and their mother Marilyn PONTING of Tillsonburg. Dear great-grandfather of Daunte PONTING. Dear brother of Jack PONTING and his wife Evelyn of Ingersoll. Uncle of Lynne and Richard DANBROOK of Strathroy and their sons Matthew and Benjamin of London, Rob DENNING of Omaha, Nebraska and Laura and Dan POIRIER of Woodstock. Special friend of Shirley MITCHELL of Woodstock. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one sister Irene SHERMAN and one infant sister Donna. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ingersoll Community Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-21 published
HANEMAN, Mary Magdalen (MacROBERTS)
Mary Magdalen (MacROBERTS) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Emerson J. HANEMAN of Port Stanley, and loved mother of Patricia M. (BEECHEY) ERICKSON and her husband Richard of Detroit, Michigan, Valerie M. (BEECHEY) GREEN of Saint Thomas. Loved stepmother of Wayne and his wife Darcy HANEMAN of Kanata, and Joanne HANEMAN of Florida. Grandmother of Rick ERICKSON of Chelsea, Michigan, Lynn CHAUVEAU of France, Mark and Jamie GREEN of Saint Thomas, Tyler and Lucas HANEMAN of Kanata. Loved sister of Theresa ATKINSON of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Geri and her husband Sidney KIRSH of Toronto, Olive and her husband George HILL of Victoria, British Columbia, Eva GALLEY of Halifax, Donald and his wife Myrtle MacROBERTS of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, Francis and his wife Karen MacROBERTS of Lawrence Town, Nova Scotia, Virginia and her husband Ian LAWTHER of Prince Edward Island, Thomas and his wife Norma MacROBERTS of Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Louella and her husband Ian HART of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She will be sadly missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins and 9 great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by brothers Charles and Bernard MacROBERTS. She was born February 14, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Emily MacROBERTS of Nova Scotia. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, until Monday morning and then to Holy Angels Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Clinic.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
BARNES, Shirley Marie (née GRAY/GREY)
Shirley Marie (GRAY/GREY) BARNES, age 78, of Petrolia passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Nelson BARNES (1997.) Dear mother of Marsha (James) ATKINSON, of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Kyle BEERS, Gabriel and Kaitlin ATKINSON. Dear sister of Betty (Henry) OHMER, Yale, Michigan; Robert (late June) (2001) GRAY/GREY, Brigden Bruce (Margaret) GRAY/GREY, Oil Springs. She was a very special Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John (1984) and Jean (ARCHER) (1980) GRAY/GREY; son James BARNES (1989.) Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge #337 Oil Springs will hold a memorial service on Thursday afternoon at 3: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, February 4th at 1: 30 p.m. with Chaplain Laurel PATTENDEN officiating. Interment Shetland Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Steadman Brothers 864-1193.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
BARNES, Shirley Marie (GRAY/GREY)
Shirley Marie (GRAY/GREY) BARNES, age 78, of Petrolia passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Nelson BARNES (1997.) Dear mother of Marsha (James) ATKINSON, of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Kyle BEERS, Gabriel and Kaitlin ATKINSON. Dear sister of Betty (Henry) OHMER, Yale Michigan; Robert (late June) (2001) GRAY/GREY, Brigden Bruce (Margaret) GRAY/GREY, Oil Springs. She was a very special Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John (1984) and Jean (ARCHER) (1980) GRAY/GREY; son James BARNES (1989.) Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge #337 Oil Springs will hold a memorial service on Thursday afternoon at 3: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, February 4th at 1: 30 p.m. with Chaplain Laurel PATTENDEN officiating. Interment Shetland Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Steadman Brothers 864-1193.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-24 published
NICHOLS, Margaret " Margie" A. (née LANDICK)
At the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Margaret "Margie" A. NICHOLS (née LANDICK) of Woodstock in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of Paul D. NICHOLS. Dear sister of Darlene FREEMAN of Ingersoll, MaryLynn VANASSELDONK and her husband Ken of Salford and John LANDICK and his wife Peggy of Ingersoll. Loved daughter-in-law of Harold and Hilda NICHOLS of Waterloo and sister-in-law of Beth NICHOLS of Victoria, British Columbia. Also survived by her nieces and nephews; Jennifer, Jason, Eric, Mallory, Michelle, J.D., and Andy. Predeceased by her son Joey (1969,) her parents Ernie and Margaret "Tiny" LANDICK, sisters; Gail (1947) and Donna (1956) and by her brother Brian (1957). Margie had been a member of the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004, Thursday 7-9 p.m., and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Contributions to the Sunshine Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
THORNE, Frank
Suddenly at his residence in Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, Frank THORNE, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Marilynn (WAUD) THORNE. Loving father of Devon and son-in-law Rick SOUTH of Ingersoll. Loving grandfather of Lindsey. Dear brother of Florence McDOWELL of Walsingham, Marion and Ed MacDONALD of Woodstock, twin sister Evelyn THORNTON of London, John and Linda THORNE of Ingersoll, Jean and Bill MacGINNIS of Ingersoll and Tom and Lynn THORNE of Thamesford. Predeceased by father Tom (1966,) mother Verlin (2003) and brothers Jim (1995) and Bob (1986). Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-5 p.m. only where complete service will be held on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
FICK, Roger
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, March 6, 2005, Roger FICK, of Ingersoll, in his 63rd year. Beloved wife of Eleanore (BARKER) FICK. Dear father of Lisa (Brent) FICK, Chris (Ian) RIDDELL and Kevin (Shelley) FICK all of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather of Jesse, Tanya and Ashton. Also survived by three brothers. Son-in-law of Max BARKER of Ingersoll. Brother-in-law of Donna and Don VOIGT and June and Rocky BECHARD and their families. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-09 published
ATKINSON, Mary Lorena
In loving memory of a dear daughter and sister, Mary Lorena who passed away March 9th, 2003.
If roses grow in heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my daughter's arms
And tell her they're from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for awhile.
Remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there's an ache within my heart
That will never go away.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Mom and family

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Audrey " Bobby" Joan (née ATKINSON)
Audrey (Bobby) Joan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (née ATKINSON) of Huddesfield, Yorks, England, formerly Flight Lieutenant A.J. Hanson (ex Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force), of London and Ottawa, Ontario, at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Friday March 18, 2005 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Group Captain Victor C.H. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Royal Canadian Air Force (ret.). Loving mother of the late Paul Robert HANSON and stepmother of the late Ian K.L. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and James and Marie UPTON of Waterloo. Will also be sadly missed by her four grandchildren, Amy, Libby, Nicole and Deryk and four great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London. A Celebration of Life will be held at Kensington Village Nursing Home on June 8, 2005 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1S4 or the Kensington Village Charitable Foundation, 1340 Huron Street, London, Ontario, N5V 3R3. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
TRIBE, Reginald
At People Care Centre, Tavistock on Thursday, March 24, 2005, Reginald TRIBE, of Ingersoll, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Jean (REITH) TRIBE. Dear father of David of Spencerville, Bill and his wife Bonnie of Ingersoll, Paul and his wife Augusta of Guelph and Howard of Burnaby, British Columbia. Dear grandfather of Michael, Stephanie, Veronica, Kathryn, Anna, Marjorie, Edward, Nicholas, Eric, Dave, Wray and Jerry and three great-granddaughters. Predeceased by one sister Kay SONGHURST and one brother Kenneth. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Monday 7-9 p.m. where complete service will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
STAPLES, Louis
At Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, March 27, 2005, Louis STAPLES, of Ingersoll, in his 82nd year. Husband of the late Helen (CHAPMAN) STAPLES (1978) and the late June (HOLMES) STAPLES (1992.) Dear father of Emily and her husband Marty GEROUX of Blenheim. Dear stepfather of Carolyn JOHNSON and John WYLIE of Woodstock, Verna and Russ ROBERTS of Harley, Betty and Gary EVES of Brantford, Jo-Anne and Ronald MILLER of Woodstock, Kenneth and Patricia RINE of Ingersoll, Patricia and Rick ELLERTON of Ingersoll and Barbara and Steve HOLBROOK of Elkford, British Columbia. Dear grandfather of Tiffany GEROUX and many step-grandchildren. Dear brother of Gerald and his wife Kay STAPLES of Ingersoll and Tom and his wife Pat STAPLES of Collingwood. Predeceased by one sister Barbara THURTELL (1980.) Mr. STAPLES was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #119, Ingersoll. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later in the Field of Honour, Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
EAGLESON, James " Jim" William
James "Jim" William at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Ontario on Thursday, April 7, 2005, Jim W. EAGLESON of R.R.#3, Parkhill in his 84th year. Beloved husband of late Doris M. (ISAAC) EAGLESON (2004.) Dear Mother of Ken and Ruth Ann EAGLESON, Morley and Linda EAGLESON all of R.R.#3, Parkhill. Dear grandmother to Jamie and Brenda EAGLESON, Andrew EAGLESON and his fiancé Megan, Michael EAGLESON and his friend Dana, Scott EAGLESON, Lisa and Mike KINGMA. Dear greatgrandfather to Tyler BARIBEAU- EAGLESON. Brother of Jack and Eloise EAGLESON of R.R.#8, Parkhill, Viola ATKINSON of R.R.#1 Centralia and Shirley McALPINE of Ailsa Craig. Predeceased by brothers Robert and Harvey EAGLESON. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, April 11 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reverend Harry DISHER will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Greenway United Church would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. EAGLESON at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
LOCKE, Dorothy (née LEE)
A resident of Highgate, Dorothy LOCKE died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the age of 91. Born in Muirkirk daughter of the late James J. and Frances LEE) LEE. Beloved wife of the late Arthur A. LOCKE (1976.) Sister of the late Mary HENDERSON (1998) and John LEE (1939.) Aunt of Jeremy and Michele HENDERSON of London, John and Ellen HENDERSON of Kitchener; Carolyn and David ATKINSON of Courtice, Douglas and Rosemary LOCKE of Oshawa and the late Frances HENDERSON. Great-Aunt of Melissa and Sheldon, Courtney, Darcy and Chris, Audrey, Joshua, Adam, Peter, Leisha, Jennifer and Keshna, David LEE and Heather, Margie and Dianna. Great-Great Aunt of Catherine, Jasmine, Ashantae and Lamar. Dorothy was a member of the Anglican Church Anglican Church Women and will be missed by many kind Friends. Family received Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E. Ridgetown, on Sunday afternoon and evening. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Michelle COLLIN- WANGKEE officiating, and Dianne Wootton presiding at the organ. Interment in Gosnell Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, Church of the Redeemer or Covenant House appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com McKinlay Funeral Home 76 Main Street E. Ridgetown, Ontario (519) 674-3141

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-14 published
CHAPMAN, Robert Wesley
Robert Wesley of Saint Thomas on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Wilhelmina (BUIS) (KIVIMAKI) CHAPMAN and the late Betty CHAPMAN. Loved father of Nancy and her husband Bev WILTSIE of Aylmer and Thomas R. and his wife Marguerite CHAPMAN and dear step-father of Karen and her husband Dwight MONCK of Pickle Lake and Brian KIVIMAKI of Coombs, British Columbia. Dear brother of Corinne ATKINSON (late Jack ATKINSON,) Marion and her husband Cliff REA of Saint Thomas, Leroy and his wife Anna CHAPMAN of St. Thomas and the late Dean CHAPMAN and his wife Diane CHAPMAN of Petrolia. Predeceased by 2 brothers Jack and Bill CHAPMAN. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was born June 10, 1922 in Saint Thomas, son of the late Roy and Pearl (SHEPHERD) CHAPMAN. He resided here all his life and was retired from Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital (Department of Health) in 1987. Robert served in the Navy during World War 2 and was a former member of Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion and was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
JOHNSON, Margaret (formerly MAITLAND, née ATKINSON)
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Thursday, April 14, 2005. Margaret “Peggy” JOHNSON (MAITLAND) (née ATKINSON,) 85 years, of Petrolia. Loving wife the late Alvin MAITLAND (1955) and the late Richard JOHNSON (2002.) Beloved mother of Betty and Hubert ELLENOR of Brigden, Bernice and Jim SHEFFIELD of Sarnia, and the late Blanche KIMBLE (2000) and her husband Ken of Watford. Loved grandmother Kalvin and Jennie KIMBLE, Susan and Bill MAW, Jeff and Michelle KIMBLE, Marcia and Steve LIESHMAN, Michelle and Mark STEADMAN, Cynthia and Rob LITCHFIELD, Stephanie SHEFFIELD, and thirteen great grandchildren. Will also be missed by her step-mother Viola FISHER of Wyoming, her brothers Pete and Jean ATKINSON and Tom and Joanne ATKINSON all of Wyoming, and her sisters Betty and Alex WILKINS of Wyoming, Hazel and Ken HARPER of Mooretown, Blanche and Keith BLACKSTOCK of Petrolia, Shirley and Tom O'BRIEN, Jean and Patrick DONAGHY, and Bev and Ron CLARK all of Wyoming. Predeceased by brothers Donald and Harvey ATKINSON and sister Dorothy RAND. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Judy CAMPBELL officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
LARDER, Robert " Bob"
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Monday, April 18, 2005, Robert (Bob) LARDER, of Ingersoll, in his 67th year. Beloved husband and soul mate of Elizabeth (Keenan) LARDER. Dear father of Lisa and her husband Kevin of Granger, Indiana and Rob LARDER of Ingersoll and his friend Nancy and her son Colton. Dear pappa of Cassandra Nicole, Valerie Elizabeth, Robby James, Mackenzie Sheila and Matthew William. Dear brother of Pat DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Thamesford and Grace CORBETT of Seaforth. Brother-in-law of John KEENAN and his wife Norma of Ingersoll and Jeanette KEENAN of Ingersoll. Special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Bob was a longtime member of I.B.E.W. Local 120. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or Children's Hospital of Western Ontario would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
LARDER, Robert " Bob"
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Monday, April 18, 2005, Robert (Bob) LARDER, of Ingersoll, in his 67th year. Beloved husband and soul mate of Elizabeth (KEENAN) LARDER. Dear father of Lisa and her husband Kevin of Granger, Indiana and Rob LARDER of Ingersoll and his friend Nancy and her son Colton. Dear pappa of Cassandra Nicole, Valerie Elizabeth, Robby James, Mackenzie Sheila and Matthew William. Dear brother of Pat DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Thamesford and Grace CORBETT of Seaforth. Brother-in-law of John KEENAN and his wife Norma of Ingersoll and Jeanette KEENAN of Ingersoll. Special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Bob was a longtime member of I.B.E.W. Local 120. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or Children's Hospital of Western Ontario would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
STOKES, Keith
Peacefully at Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock on Saturday, April 23, 2005. Keith STOKES, of Ingersoll, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 62 years to Lois (OLDHAM) STOKES. Survived by his children, Beth and her husband Keith BLACK of Ingersoll, Doug STOKES of Ingersoll and Kathryn and her husband Harold FRANKFURTER of Victoria, British Columbia. Also survived by five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two brothers Bob and Brian and a sister Marian CASE. Keith was an active elder at Mount Zion United Church in London for 21 years and an elder at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Ingersoll for 12 years. He served as a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society for 12 years and for a number of years with the Interchurch Christmas Cheer. He loved doing woodworking, playing Bridge, Curling and was an avid reader. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Memorial donations to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
HUTCHESON, Edna Florence
Edna Florence of the Blenheim Community Village passed away on Sunday May 1, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Born in Raleigh Township 91 years ago the daughter of the late Benoni BURK/BURKE and Villa STIRLING. Her beloved husband James A. (Jim) HUTCHESON died in 1988. She is survived by her loving children; daughter Ann and her husband Larry RUSSCHEN of Blenheim; sons: Ken and his wife Betty HUTCHESON of London; Keith and his wife Barbara HUTCHESON of Guelph. Proud grandmother of Beverly and Chris PERSYN, Brian and Sonya RUSSCHEN, Ken and Karen HUTCHESON; Suzanne and Sarah HUTCHESON, dear sister to Ada HEAL in California. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Gladys ATKINSON- CLEMENS and Mary HORNE, brothers Harold and Roy BURK/BURKE. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Trinity Anglican Church in Blenheim on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or B.A.C. Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-07 published
RIVEST, Ethel Francis
Peacefully, after a brief illness, Ethel Francis RIVEST passed away at Woodstock General Hospital at the age of 87, on April 29, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Paul RIVEST (1976.) Survived by her sister Edna May MOLNAR of Ingersoll, Ontario. Predeceased by her sister Kathleen (Kae) VANDERPORT, brother Kenneth (Ken) ALLEN, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dear Auntie of Alan VANDERPORT (Esther) of Winnipeg, Evelyn (Arnie) JEPSON of British Columbia, Ken (Lourene) ALLEN and Jim (Vicki) ALLEN also of Winnipeg, Gail LEAPER, George MOLNAR (Cathy) and Gary MOLNAR (Patti) of Ontario. Also survived by many grand nieces and nephews.
Ethel had resided in Calgary with her husband Paul for many years before moving to Ingersoll, Ontario, to be near her sister Edna. Ethel and her husband Paul served proudly in our Canadian Forces being stationed in many cities throughout Canada and Europe. Ethel was amazing at remembering all of her families birthdates and dates of their special occassions. She was also an avid supporter of the Muscular Dystropy and Diabetes Associations, as well as many other charities. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A sincere "thank you" is extended to the staff of Oxford Manor during her short stay for their continued care, compassion and patience with Auntie. The family also thanks the Woodstock General Hospital, Doctor and nursing staff of 3 East for the constant medical attention and kindness.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
KIPP, Donald L.
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, on Wednesday May 11th, 2005, Donald L. KIPP of London at the age of 84. Dear husband of Jean (ATKINSON) KIPP. Beloved father of Donna Jean CLARKE and her husband Jim, and Jim KIPP and his wife Wendy all of London. Loving grandfather of Aaron and Spencer CLARKE, Jessica, Addison, and Cassandra KIPP. Brother of Bill KIPP of Paris, Ontario. Predeceased by his brothers and sister, Arthur, Audrey, and Charles. Don was a member of the Kiwanis and the Shriners, as well as a World War 2 veteran with the Essex Scottish Regiment. Don spent many years as a manager of State Farm Insurance. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Friday, May 13th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Frank MEADOWS officiating. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
SORRILL, Jack Q.
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, May 12th, 2005, Jack Q. SORRILL of Saint Thomas in his 60th year. Beloved son of the late William and Margaret (ATKINSON) SORRILL and loved brother of David and his wife Marilyn SORRILL, Nova Scotia; Veda and her husband Hans SPRING, Nova Scotia and Diana and her husband Glen HELKAA, Ballinafad. Predeceased by a brother Phil. Jack is also lovingly remembered by a sister-in-law Diana SORRILL and by a number of nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be conducted Monday at 3: 00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation took place in London. Visitation Monday 2-3 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Association for Community Living.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-16 published
HENDERSON, Josephine (PAYNE)
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, May 13, 2005, Josephine (PAYNE) HENDERSON, of Ingersoll, in her 98th year. Wife of the late Kenneth HENDERSON (1971.) Dear mother of Gary and his wife Sandy of Exeter and LaRene and her husband Chris BOEHM of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Ivor HENDERSON and Leane HENDERSON both of Kitchener and Kenneth BOEHM of Mississauga. Dear sister of Gladys HARRIS of Ingersoll. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Keystone Rebekah Lodge Memorial Service Monday at 7: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
NORTH- HUGHSON, Doris J. (formerly NORTH, née BROWN)
Formerly of Florence and Chatham, passed away peacefully at Fairfield Park, Wallaceburg on Tuesday, May 17, 2005. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, daughter of the late George M. BROWN and Myrtle (ATKINSON) BROWN. Doris was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Chatham, the Austin Wright Chapter Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Past District Deputy and member of the Florence Rebekah Lodge, Rotarian Paul Harris Fellowship and an honourary member of Standardbred Canada.
Surviving are her husband Dr. John E. HUGHSON of Dresden, a son Robert and his wife Sandy NORTH of Dresden, daughters: Sheree NORTH of Toronto, Kym BABULA of Wallaceburg; a step-daughter Donna and her husband Bill ANDRUS; a stepson Ross and his wife Linda HUGHSON; grandchildren Robb NORTH, Scott NORTH, Thom NORTH, Andrew HAUGHIAN, Maura HAUGHIAN, Murray BABULA, Michelle BABULA stepgrandchildren Stephen ANDRUS and Cathy ANDRUS; sisters Elsie STINSON of Chatham, Norma STRANGWAY of Sarnia and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her first husband Wilbert NORTH and a son Murray NORTH. A private family service will be held at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Friday, May 20, 2005 with Reverend Jim Stevenson officiating. Interment St. Matthew's Cemetery, Florence. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Matthew's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. "A Tree will be planted in memory of Doris NORTH- HUGHSON in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Township.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
MITCHELL, Richard " Rick" James
After a long, courageous battle with cancer, in his 52nd year, Richard (Rick) James MITCHELL passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family and loved ones on Saturday, July 23, 2005. Beloved son of William (Bill) and Ada MITCHELL. Dear brother of Sheila MITCHELL (Mike FAVRIN) of Guelph, Dan (Sheila) MITCHELL, Mike (Martha) MITCHELL of London and Robert (Carol) MITCHELL of Calgary. Predeceased by siblings John and Elizabeth (Betty) CURRAH- SMITH. Sadly missed by stepdaughter Jacqueline SCAMMAL and grand_son Riley of Saint Thomas. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, and dear Friends, Mike and Leslie ATKINSON of Port Stanley. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (At Wavell), London on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 3 p.m. (Visitation one hour prior.) Reverend Robert STRACHAN officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-02 published
MINARD, Dave
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, July 30, 2005, Dave MINARD, of Ingersoll, in his 62nd year. son of the late Laurence (1982) and Marguerite (1992) MINARD and brother of the late Danny MINARD (2003.) Beloved husband and best friend of Dolly (BLANCHER) MINARD. Dear father of Mike MINARD and his wife Vicki of Calgary, Steve MINARD of Medicine Hat, Melissa MINARD of Courtland, Mary Lou MINARD of Ingersoll and Andy MINARD of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather of Jessica, Brittany, Marshall, Kurstin, Nicholas, Katrina, Alex and Zachary. Dear brother of Dianne and her husband Ron EARL and Don MINARD and his wife Bonnie all of Ingersoll. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-08 published
HAYES, Mary (GOODHAND)
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll, on Saturday, August 6, 2005, Mary (GOODHAND) HAYES of Ingersoll, in her 88th year. Dear mother of Bill and Elva HAYES, and Susan DORSMAN and friend John DAVIDSON, all of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Steve HAYES (Oeun,) Catherine BURNS (Daren) and the Late Trevor DORSMAN (1992.) Also loved by 7 great grandchildren Tony, Melanie, Matthew, Emily, Justin, Sommer and Samantha. Sister of Neil (Phyllis) GOODHAND of Sydney, British Columbia. Predeceased by 2 sisters Belle (Ken) MOYER and Laurie (Ken) CAMPBELL and one brother Tom GOODHAND. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street Thamesford, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Doctor Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-08 published
TINGLE, Ruth Alix (née CUTHBERTSON)
On Friday, August 5, 2005 at Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll, Ruth Alix TINGLE (née CUTHBERTSON,) in her 101st year, passed away peacefully. She was predeceased by husband Gordon W. TINGLE, brother Mac CUTHBERTSON, sister Kathleen (CUTHBERTSON) FERRIER and niece Elizabeth (FERRIER) BAKER. Lovingly remembered by niece Barbara HINKSON (Ted) of Vancouver, nephew Ken BAKER (Betty) of Ancaster, greatnieces Susan REYNOLDS (Mike) and Cathy ELLIS (Mark) of Vancouver, great-nephews Christopher HINKSON (Pat) of Vancouver and Grant BAKER (Norma) of Claremont, Ontario and 10 great-great-nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a lifetime Ingersoll resident, long-time member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church and a career teacher in Ingersoll public schools. In the early 1980's she was honoured by being named Citizen of the Year in Ingersoll. Friends will be welcomed for visitation at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Tuesday, August 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
JOHNSON, Harold
At his home, with his family at his side, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, Harold JOHNSON, 73 years, of Petrolia. Loving husband to Ileen (née ATKINSON.) Loved father to Leonard JOHNSON and Vi SMITH of Sarnia, Larry JOHNSON of Petrolia, Brian and Cathy JOHNSON of Petrolia and Linda and Dave PODOLINSKY of Alvinston. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Leonard Jr. and Jennifer JOHNSON, Jeffrey and Jeremy JOHNSON and Bradley, Kevin, Rodney and Ashley PODOLINSKY. Dear brother to Gladys SAUNDERS of Sarnia, Doris SAUNDERS of Sarnia, Winnifred JOHNSON of Wyoming, Blanche MANSFIELD of Watford, Mildred and Bernie SMITH of Glencoe, Clayton and Dorothy JOHNSON of Petrolia, Dorothy PERKINS of Forest, Ollie and Shirley JOHNSON of Wyoming and the late Wilton JOHNSON (1987.) Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Kelvin TOFFELMIRE of Wyoming United Church officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. Model Lodge #147, Independent Order of Odd Fellows will hold a memorial service on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Bluewater Health Foundation (Palliative Care). Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-30 published
HERN, Clayton Archie, B.Phm.
Passed away peacefully at Extended Care in Port Hope on August 29th in his 100th year. Uncle to Norma GOTTESMAN (Harry) of London, Betty META (Cliff) of Kendal, Carolyn ATKINSON (Jim) of London, Helen HERN of Toronto, Ruth VANCE (Eric) of Florida, Ross HERN of Stratford, John HERN of London, Hazel ROONEY of Guelph. He is also a great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn HERN (Lawler,) brother of the late Arnold, Grant, and Frank and Sister-in-Law to Rita HERN. Clayton attended Saint Marys D.C.V.I., and at 17 years of age, attended Normal School in Stratford. After teaching for one year, he attended Toronto University and graduated in 1930 with a pharmacy degree. He was district Supervisor with Tamblyn Pharmacy Ltd in Toronto for close to 40 years. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N. Saint Marys on Wednesday. August 31st, 2005 from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. In his memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
PITTOCK, Gladys Dorothy (PICKARD)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, after a courageous battle with cancer, Gladys Dorothy (PICKARD) PITTOCK, of Ingersoll. Daughter of the late Charles and Gladys PICKARD. Beloved wife and best friend for 52 years of James PITTOCK. Dear mother of Charles and his wife Gabriela of Toronto, Susan and her husband Gus BAZOS of London and Mary and her husband Roger MOYER of London. Doting and loving grandmother of Daniella and Benjamin PITTOCK, Adam and Katrina BAZOS and Laura and Scott MOYER. Dear sister of Maxine and her husband Albert JONES of Thamesford. Sister-in-law of Robert and June PITTOCK of Woodstock. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Gladys was an avid Bridge player, member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church as well as a long time member of the Coffee Club. Gladys was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend who always put others before herself. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Paul's Memorial Fund or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-07 published
MacGREGOR, Gordon Delford
Peacefully at home in Ingersoll on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Gordon Delford MacGREGOR, in his 85th year. son of the late Murdoch and Savilla MacGREGOR. Beloved husband of Dorothy (McMILLAN) MacGREGOR. Dear father of Mary-Helen ROSS of Dorset, Ontario and Doreen Elizabeth ROBERTSON of Calgary, Alberta and step father of Anna Mae JANTZI/YANTZI of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather of Stephen, Scott, Laura and Ian. Predeceased by two daughters Jean Isabell BROCK (1973) and Catherine Ann MacGREGOR (1982.) Brother of George and his wife Helen of Point Clarke, Ontario and sister Grace MacDONALD and her late husband Dave (1983) of Red Deer, Alberta. Predeceased by his brother Donald (1999) and wife June (2002). Gordon served his country from 1942-1946 in the Canadian Army Second Armoured Brigade in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Condo Social Room, 217 Thames Street, S., Ingersoll on Thursday, October 13, 2005. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Memorial donations to Kintail Cemetery or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
KILBOURN, Russell B.
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, October 9, 2005 Russell B. KILBOURN of Mossley in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Marion "Boots" (née DAVIS.) Loving father of Diann HOPF (husband Jake) of Putnam, Bill (wife Bonnie) of Dorchester, Linda BRENNAN (husband John) of Niagara Falls, New York and Mark (wife Sherry) of Ingersoll. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by his brothers and their families. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2001 Dundas Street, London. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-18 published
FRYER, Harold
At London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Campus on Monday, October 17, 2005, Harold FRYER, of Ingersoll, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Madeleine (MORRIS) FRYER. Dear father of the late Dr. James FRYER (2003) and his wife Carol, of Kanata, and Dianne QUICK of Windsor. Dear grandfather of Jennifer FRYER, Sharon FRYER and Jim QUICK. Dear brother of Keith FRYER and his wife Diana of Bayfield and Glen FRYER and his wife Ruth of Toronto. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 11: 00 A.M. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harrington Presbyterian Cemetery. Masonic Lodge Memorial Service Tuesday at 7: 00 p.m. auspices of King Hiram Lodge #37 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation or Ingersoll Kiwanis Club would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-20 published
CRAWFORD, Charles W. " Spike"
At Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005, Charles W. "Spike" CRAWFORD of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Sarah "Sadie" E. (MORRISON) CRAWFORD. Dear brother of George Alexander CRAWFORD, Katherine Ann CRAWFORD and Carolyn ATKINSON all of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Hugh CRAWFORD and Margaret CRAWFORD of Blackville, New Brunswick. Predeceased by his brother John Thomas CRAWFORD. Also loved by his best friend Peggy STEVENSON and his several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, October 21st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6 or to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, Ontario, N6L 1G5. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Saint John's Lodge No. 209a Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. A Legion Service under the auspices of The Royal Canadian Legion Victory Branch No. 317 will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
BATEMAN, Doris Maxine (née CAMPBELL)
A resident of Ridgetown, Doris Maxine BATEMAN, died at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminister Campus on Friday, October 21, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Born in Ridgetown, daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel (ELLIS) CAMPBELL. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) W. BATEMAN (1983.) Dear mother of Allan and his wife Annette BATEMAN of Ottawa, Martha BATEMAN of Waterdown, Deborah BATEMAN of Cambridge, Frederick BATEMAN of Milton and Douglas and his wife Darlene BATEMAN of Chatham. Grandmother of Tammy, Jason, Melanie, John, Luke, Kelly and Alexander, Great-Grandmother of Kennedy, Ryan and Kaitlyn. Sister of Betty and her husband Douglas ROSE of London and the late Frances ATKINSON (2003.) Doris was an avid golfer and former president of the Ridgetown Golf and Country Club. She was a faithful member of Marsh Street Baptist Church and was a former organist and treasurer of the church. Funeral service from the McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2005 with Reverend Katherine HAWLEY officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations may be made by cheque to Marsh Street Baptist Church appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-01 published
MOYER, David
Suddenly on Saturday, October 29, 2005, David MOYER, of Sweaburg, in his 54th year. son of the late Kenneth and Isabelle ( Belle) MOYER. Beloved husband of Dale (BLANCHER) MOYER. Dear father of Ryan of Sweaburg and Shannon of Waterloo. Dear brother of Lt. Col. (retired) John MOYER and his wife Brenda of Kingston. Uncle of Sara KERR of Kingston. Son-in-law of Florence BLANCHER of Kamloops, British Columbia and the late Sandy BLANCHER. David was a returning member of the Ingersoll Pipe Band. His passions included hockey, drumming and motorcycling. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Ingersoll Pipe Band would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-23 published
NASH, Stella Anna (née WALCZAK)
Suddenly on Sunday, November 20, 2005 Stella Anna NASH (née WALCZAK) at L.H.S. C University Hospital in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her husband Kelvin NASH, and her parents Maria and Nicholas WALCZAK. Beloved mother of Joseph VRIENDS of Saint Marys. Dear sister of Valerie COX, Eugene (Mary) WALCZAK all of London and Mary ATKINSON of Windsor. Survived by 9 nieces and 5 nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Stella was well known in London for her artistic talent. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 7: 30 o'clock. Donations to the St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-25 published
JELLOUS, Ruth (MERRILL)
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, November 23, 2005, Ruth (MERRILL) JELLOUS, of Ingersoll, in her 86th year. Wife of the late Wilbur (Pete) JELLOUS (1995.) Dear mother of Sally and her husband Les LYSCH of Brampton, Bob and his wife Carol of London, Susan and her husband David VYSE of Foldens and Bill and his wife Sheila of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Stephen LYSCH, Mark and Karyn JELLOUS, Eric VYSE, Scott, Lee and Kelly JELLOUS. Dear great-grandmother of Andrew and Raylene VYSE. Dear sister of Jean MURRAY of Ingersoll. Ruth was a volunteer member of many community organizations over the years. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-01 published
ROBERTSON, Margaret O. (née BOWDEN)
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of R.R.#2, Kent Bridge, Margaret O. ROBERTSON passed away at the Village Rest Home, Ridgetown on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Born in Howard Twp., daughter of the late Samuel and Hazel (WELCH) BOWDEN. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) L. ROBERTSON (1995.) Cherished mother of Cheryl and Fred GALBRAITH of R.R.#3, Ridgetown, Dianne and Jerry KENNEDY of Ridgetown and Janice and Rob WARD of St. Catharines. Grandmother of Colleen and Jody ANDERSON and their son Carson, Gavin and Jessica GALBRAITH, John GALBRAITH, Rob and Hilde KENNEDY and their children Lerika and Livia, Brent KENNEDY, Megan KENNEDY, Hailey and Joshua REYNOLDS and their children Reese, Lane and KENNEDY and Lindsay WARD. Dear sister of Jean ATKINSON of R.R.#6, Thamesville and the late Vonda HILLMAN (2004) and Eileen PICKARD (1995.) Also surviving is a brother-in-law Manson PICKARD of Ingersoll. Margaret was organist for the McKinlay Funeral Homes in Ridgetown and Chatham for over 30 years. The Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Friday 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Botany Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society, Botany Cemetery or the charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
BLIGHT, Helen Louise (née ATKINSON)
A resident of Ridgetown, Helen Louise BLIGHT passed away at the Village Retirement Residence, Ridgetown on Monday, December 19, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Born in Malden Township, Essex County, daughter of the late Charles Campbell and Margaret Louise BRUSH) ATKINSON. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Preston BLIGHT (1997.) Dear mother of William C. BLIGHT and his wife Donna of Georgetown and Mary Louise ICELY and her husband Stephen of Aurora. Grandmother of Wesley BLIGHT and Sarah ICELY. Sister of Dorothy McCLOUNIE of Sarnia and the late Harold ATKINSON. Also surviving is a brother-in-law Allan CHAPPUS of LaSalle. Mrs. BLIGHT was a retired Elementary School teacher. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday from Noon until 1: 30 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend William VANDERVEEKEN of Erie Street United Church officiating. Cremation with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Oldcastle at a later date. Donations to the charity of choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
EMPEY, Mike
At his residence in Ingersoll on Saturday, December 24, 2005, Mike EMPEY, in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Betty EMPEY. Dear father of Troy EMPEY (Ruth,) Stacy FORDHAM (John,) Matthew EMPEY (Meagan) and Kevin EMPEY (Dina.) Dear grandfather of Kayla, Virginia, Serena, Matthew, Justin, Samantha and Peter. Dear son of John and Doris EMPEY. Dear brother of Al and Judy EMPEY, Sharon and Ron SPRINGALL, Terry and Wendy EMPEY and Marlene KIDMAN. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Mike was a valued employee of Ingersoll Paper Box and was a member of the Oxford Sportsmans Club. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
ATKINSON, Herman James
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather, Herman James, who passed away January 1, 1988.
His memory is as dear today As in the hour he passed away Till memory fades and life departs He lives forever in our hearts. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Ethel and family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
ATKINSON- LEWIS, Tessie
In memory of my mother Tessie ATKINSON- LEWIS. Passed away January 4th, 1928.
Quietly remembered. By son Cyril M. LEWIS.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-03 published
ATKINSON, John
(Retired Executive Director of Scouts Canada), Past President of the Rotary Club of Willowdale
At the Bayview Extendicare on Friday, December 31, 2004 in his 93rd year. John, loved husband of the late Lilly Irene. Loving father of Ruth and her husband Bill McDONALD and John and his wife Sarah. Grandfather of Shawn and Kristen and her husband Terry. Great grandfather of Brianna. Friends were received at the Jerrett Funeral Home - North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights South of Steeles Ave.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario., M5A 4C2 would be greatly appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-04 published
Muriel Gidley STAFFORD
By William WRIGHT, Friday, March 4, 2005 - Page A18
Musician, horticulturalist. Born April 1, 1906, in Leamington, Ontario. Died December 30, 2004, of a stroke, aged 98.
Muriel GIDLEY grew up the daughter of Leamington's postmaster and first water and gas commissioner. Beginning piano lessons at age 7, she finished her Associateship of the Toronto Conservatory of Music in piano in 1925. She also studied organ and, at age 15, was engaged as organist of the Anglican Church.
In 1925, she came to Toronto to study at the Conservatory and live in the old residence on Orde Street. To economize, she moved to an elegant mansion on Sherbourne St. that provided good accommodation at minimal cost for young working women in the city.
She studied organ with G.D. ATKINSON at Sherbourne Street United Church, piano with Ernest SEITZ, and theory with Ernest MacMILLAN, who became a great friend and supporter. Early in her studies, she learned the importance of trusting her own judgment and this formed the core of her authoritative musicianship. When MacMILLAN became principal of the Conservatory, Muriel went to Healey WILLAN for theoretical work. In 1926, she won highest marks (90 per cent) and a gold medal for her A.T.C.M. exam in organ.
About this time, a new congregation -- youthful, intellectual, and artistic -- was being formed as a splinter from Jarvis Street Baptist Church. In 1927, Muriel was invited to take charge both of the organ and choir in this new church "on approval" -- an approval that lasted nearly 32 years. Soon her choir was famous in the city for its fine singing, winning Kiwanis Festival prizes. She enjoyed playing colourful works, always asking herself before starting to master a piece, "Is this piece worth while spending my time learning?"
In winter, Park Road Church was unheated. Muriel stitched a canvas roof and walls for a frame fitted over the organ console. She placed an electric heater in the "tent" and continued practising and teaching through winter.
When Casavant FRÈRES introduced the organ series at Eaton Auditorium, she was invited to perform several times, along with artists of international reputation.
In 1927, she joined the Canadian College of Organists, and in 1948 she became Chair of the Toronto Centre (the first woman to do so) and had an all-male committee. She remarked, "I soon learned that I had to think things through on my own, and make up a definite plan and go to the meetings prepared. If I left it up to the men, they would simply sit around and talk, and at the end of the evening, nothing was accomplished!" She was soon involved in the National Council and became national president in 1957, thus being the first woman to hold such an honour in either Canada or in the sister organization in the United States.
She retired from duties in Park Road Baptist in 1959; as she admitted, "I wanted to get out while I was on top; I didn't want to fade away." She didn't. She remained active in the Women's Musical Club of Toronto and in the Heliconian Club, encouraging women making a career in music.
She and her husband built a magnificent garden around their home, winning many prizes for her roses. She said, "Planning a garden is like planning an organ program; you have to have the whole thing in your head before you start putting it down on paper."
Her honest and direct comments were famous. She recently said to a competition winner, "Well, what you did with the piece was interesting, but that's not the way I would have done it!"
She was given honours by the various organizations in which she was active and was respected and indeed loved by the many musicians in the city who knew her.
William WRIGHT, Director of Music of Deer Park United, is a friend of Muriel STAFFORD.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-09 published
GOODSON, John Derly
Born in Montreal, October 30, 1914, John passed away peacefully on March 6, 2005, at Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital in Ste. Anne-de Bellevue, Quebec. Predeceased by his wife Patricia (née McCABE). He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children: Tony (Bruni) of Vancouver; Judy (Bert WAYLAND) of Williamsburg, Virginia; and Sue (Bob ATKINSON) of Toronto. Grandpa John was loved dearly by his grandchildren, Jennifer, Laura, Bridget (Chris), Simon (Graciela), Emily, Margot, Robin and Graham, and by his greatgrand_son, Sebastian. John will also be greatly missed by his devoted nieces and nephews and by his longtime companion and care-giver, Lina CASTONGUAY, her sons, Bert and Pierre (Sylvie) and grand_sons, Laurent and Patrice. His ability to make people laugh and rejoice in life endeared him to countless Friends throughout his long life, and most recently to the dedicated staff on 12B. We are grateful for the loving care he received. A private family memorial will be held.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Audrey "Bobby" Joan (formerly HANSON, née ATKINSON)
Of Huddesfield, Yorks, England, formerly Flight Lieutenant A.J. HANSON (ex Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force,) of London and Ottawa, Ontario, at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Friday, March 18, 2005 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Group Captain Victor C.H. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Royal Canadian Air Force (ret). Loving mother of the late Paul Robert HANSON and stepmother of the late Ian K.L. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and James and Marie UPTON of Waterloo. Will also be sadly missed by her four grandchildren, Amy, Libby, Nicole and Deryk and four great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London. A Celebration of Life will be held at Kensington Village Nursing Home on June 8, 2005 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, Ontario N6B 1S4, or the Kensington Village Charitable Foundation, 1340 Huron Street, London, Ontario N5V 3R3. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home (519) 452-3770.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
ATKINSON, Joseph E., 1948 -- Died This Day
Saturday, May 7, 2005 Page S9
Newspaperman born in Newcastle, Ontario, on December 23, 1866.
son of a deaf village miller who was killed by a train while walking along a railway track, he left school at 14, the year his mother died. He worked first at a local woollen mill and then held a series of jobs until he joined the Port Hope Times as a debt collector. He soon found news-gathering more interesting and worked as reporter and editor until 1890 when he left to join the Toronto World. A few months later, he switched to the Toronto Globe and was soon appointed to its Ottawa bureau. In 1896, he accepted a Montreal Star offer to become managing editor but, before he could take up the job, a delegation of Liberal Party leaders begged him to assume editorship of the Toronto Evening Star, a struggling little daily they had bought for a song from striking pressmen. He accepted on condition he become president and be paid mostly in shares. He also demanded periodic favourable share offerings. The Star prospered under his gifted and innovative leadership and, by 1913, it had the largest circulation of any Toronto newspaper and he was the majority shareholder. At the end of his life, he transferred ownership to a charitable organization. However, after his death, Ontario's Tory government of the time disapproved of the Star's Liberal attitudes and passed a retroactive law barring charitable organizations from owning a profit-making business. In response, the trustees bought the paper.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-30 published
Ted ATKINSON, Jockey: 1916-2005
Canadian-born rider unfairly known as The Slasher was the first rider in the United States whose mounts won more than $1 million in a year of racing
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, May 30, 2005, Page S9
As one of the glamour jockeys of his generation, Ted ATKINSON was undeservedly known as The Slasher. For a rider who never got on a horse until he was 18, it was a sobriquet he rejected but one which emerged out of a signature whipping style and a knack for getting the most out of his mounts.
Mr. ATKINSON was a token Canadian, born in Toronto, but he didn't hang around for long -- three years to be exact. His father Fred had moved to Canada from his native England to work as a glass blower in a Toronto factory and then in 1919, moved again when recruited by Corning Glass in Corning, N.Y.
Ted ATKINSON was gifted academically and was valedictorian of his graduating class in high school at Corning Free Academy and his desire was to enter Annapolis Naval Academy in Maryland, but at 5-foot-3, he didn't meet the height requirements. He faced the same sobering rejection when he tried to become a forester.
During the Depression, he toiled at different jobs, including tree planting as part of a U.S. federal program that emphasized work in national parks. He also worked for $8-per-week loading and labelling bottles at a chemical plant. It was there that a truck driver remarked, "With your build and size, I'd get a job as a jockey" and gave him the name of a contact at Greentree Stable in New Jersey. Even though he had never ridden a horse, the introduction led to a job as an exercise rider. By all accounts, he practised mounting by swinging his legs over bales of hay. Later, he served an apprenticeship as a rider in both Cuba and England and by the time he finally mounted a horse in an actual race he was 21 -- mature for a jockey.
Mr. ATKINSON rode his first winner at Beulah Park in Columbus, Ohio, on May 18, 1938. A trainer had asked him to ride a horse called Musical Jack. The jockey, who was known as The Professor, for his fondness for reading between races, set aside his copy of Hamlet long enough to take the 2-1 favourite to a first-place finish.
By the time Mr. ATKINSON returned from Ohio, the big stables in New York were pursuing him, especially after he rode his first stakes winner in the Governor's Handicap at Suffolk Downs in Boston aboard Dunade. But it was in 1941 that a long-shot renegade named War Relic nudged Mr. ATKINSON into the limelight by capturing the Massachusetts Handicap and the Narragansett Special.
War Relic had a reputation for being arrogant and nasty. In fact, he had even killed one of his handlers. Yet, Mr. ATKINSON's patience, diplomacy and penchant for working with long shots, enabled him to make a winner out of the horse. "My dad never expected any problems with War Relic and he had no problems with War Relic," said his son Mark ATKINSON. The mount proved to be Ted ATKINSON's all-time favourite horse.
In 1944, Mr. ATKINSON led U.S. jockeys with 287 wins and, after sorting through a maze of big-stable offers, returned to Greentree Stable as a contract rider. In 1946, he was leader again when he became the first jockey to ride horses that earned more than $1-million in a year.
Mr. ATKINSON was known by the U.S. media as "the great Canadian rider" who returned home to compete in the King's Plate in Toronto on May 24, 1948. He rode All British, a bay gelding, finishing 13th in a field of 16 that saw Last Mark win. All British had won the Plate Trial Stakes the week before and went off at odds of $3.30 to $1 and was second favourite in the field.
The race chart said All British ran close to the lead but faltered badly in the backstretch when the pace quickened. In an article in the June of 1948 issue of Canadian Horse, Mr. ATKINSON said All British "just stopped." That same year, Capot, with Mr. ATKINSON aboard, almost won the U.S. Triple Crown. Capot finished second in the Kentucky Derby and then captured the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.
Mr. ATKINSON was the leading rider in New York 11 times, a record that still stands, and much of his success came in the 1950s when his mounts included superstar Tom's Fool. He was also atop such champions as Hall of Fame superstar Bold Ruler, Coaltown, Devil Diver, Misty Morn, Gallorette and Nashua but Tom's Fool was the best. "None of the other horses I ever rode, on their best days, could measure up with him," he once told Blood Horse magazine.
Mr. ATKINSON's whipping style provided fodder for debate and criticism in the media. The belief was that because he held the whip straight-armed and high above him, the horses were hit in an unduly abusive manner. Thus, the moniker The Slasher, was something he detested.
"There was no sting," he told the London Evening Standard in 1993. "I never hit a horse just to beat it out of him, but merely to impress on him the urgency of the situation. I can't ever recall leaving a welt, and I never had a trainer complain that I had abused his horse."
In fact, the end of his whips were always feathered.
"He won on horses that hadn't won in the past and the reputation is that he had to hit horses harder than usual," his son Mark said. "He held the whip high up and brought it down and there was a popping noise. He loved horses and all animals. He had a reputation that he never gave up on a horse. If the horse wasn't going to win, he'd try to get second or third and that made him popular with the fans."
H. Allen Jerkens, a trainer who was inducted in the Hall of Fame and who knew Mr. ATKINSON told the New York Times the nickname was unfortunate. "He never put a mark on a horse. He had a different way of whipping."'
Jim Gaffney, an exercise rider who knew Mr. ATKINSON in his racing days, told Blood Horse magazine that Mr. ATKINSON was a "very smart, intelligent rider... He could gauge the way a horse was running and was a good judge of pace."
Two years before he retired at age 43, Mr. ATKINSON was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga, New York He was inducted into the Canadian equivalent in 2002 and was, indeed, the first, great jockey in Canada's history. Mr. ATKINSON was held in such esteem that a story in Blood Horse in 1954 went like this, "Theodore Francis ATKINSON, the Lord Chesterfield of the jockey ranks, came under the wire first aboard the heavily favoured Devastation in the third race at Aqueduct, N.Y."
When he finally retired, his accomplishments included 3,795 victories in 23,661 mounts, collecting what was considered an excellent win percentage of 16. He later became a racing official and steward in both New York and Illinois ovals. "He was proud of that job, probably more proud of that than when he was a jockey," his son said.
Ted ATKINSON was born June 17, 1916 in Toronto. He died in his sleep May 5 in Beaverdam, Va., after a long illness related to cancer and a series of strokes. He was 88. He leaves his wife Martha, sons Mark and John and daughter Cathie METZLER.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-30 published
TRERISE, Edward J "Ted"
Born December 30, 1919
On July 27 2005, Edward (Ted) TRERISE passed peacefully from this world at 85 years of age. Ted lost a protracted battle with cancer. Ted grew up in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia with his three younger siblings, Shirley DAUGHERTY (Frank,) Hugh TRERISE (Millie) and Gerry TRERISE (Betty) who all survive him. Ted was predeceased by his sister-in-law Bridget TRERISE. Ted left home at the age of 19 to train as a pilot in the Royal Navy. He flew reconnaissance flights off the decks of warships during the early years of the war, then returned to Canada to train Canadian flight crews for the remainder of the war. In Yarmouth, Nova Scotia he met Royal Canadian Air Force nursing officer Ruby ATKINSON who became his lifelong bride. Ruby predeceased Ted in 1994. Together they begat Norman (Linda) and Vicki (Nancy) who also survive Ted. Ted leaves two lovely grandaughters Kelly (Mike) and Morgan and nine nieces and nephews. Ted was honorary grandfather to Greg, Sarah and Laura AMBROSE and great-granddaughter Danielle AMBROSE. Ted became a chartered accountant after the war. He contributed to his community as President of the Burrard Lions Club and treasurer of Ryerson United Church for many years. Ted loved the game of bridge and achieved Silver Life Master status. He was an avid golfer up until just a few years ago and was a member of Marine Drive Golf Club. Ted lived in the Kerrisdale area for most of his life. He took up residence at The O'Keefe Retirement home on Yew street and for the last year of his life and enjoyed the support of that caring community. Our thanks is extended to them. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver General Hospital for the comfort and care provided to Ted in his final days. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. at Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-31 published
HERN, Clayton Archie, Phm.B.
Passed away peacefully at Extended Care in Port Hope on August 29th, 2005 in his 100th year. Uncle to Norma GOTTESMAN (Harry) of London, Betty META (Cliff) of Kendal, Carolyn ATKINSON (Jim) of London, Helen HERN of Toronto, Ruth VANCE (Eric) of Florida, Ross HERN of Stratford, John HERN of London, Hazel ROONEY of Guelph. He is also a great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn HERN (LAWLER,) brother of the late Arnold, Grant, and Frank and Sister-in-law to Rita HERN. Clayton attended Saint Marys D.C.V.I., and at 17 years of age, attended Normal School in Stratford. After teaching for one year, he attended Toronto University and graduated in 1930 with a pharmacy degree. He was district Supervisor with Tamblyn Pharmacy Ltd in Toronto for close to 40 years. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday. August 31st, 2005 from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-11 published
DENOBLE, Robert "Bob" Joseph (February 8, 1943-October 8, 2005)
Suddenly at home on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband of Jean McLAUGHLIN. Dear father of Andrea, David and his fiancée Kathy ATKINSON and Brian. Dear brother of Jean and her husband the late Don O'NEIL, Gerard and Maureen DENOBLE, Michael and Liisa DENOBLE and Marie and Ryland EVANS and fond uncle of several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill on Tuesday 2-4 and 79 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora on Wednesday, October 12 at 1 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-09 published
Beland HONDERICH, Newspaper Publisher (1918-2005)
Micromanager changed the Toronto Star from a scoop-an-edition news sheet into an information-based vehicle for an emerging middle class, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Wednesday, November 9, 2005, Page S9
An outsider who joined the Toronto Star as a "wartime replacement," Beland (Bee) HONDERICH worked his way up through the newsroom to become editor, publisher and ultimately chairman of the board of the country's largest and most colourful city newspaper. Its archives can boast staff bylines belonging to Ernest Hemingway (he likened it to "serving in the Prussian army under a bad general"), Pierre Berton, Gordon Sinclair and Peter Newman.
A micromanager and a curmudgeon who was feared more than he was loved, he transformed and modernized the Star, built a legendary newsroom in the late 1950s and 1960s, fought and won a newspaper war with the now defunct Toronto Telegram, bought up its circulation lists and its fleet of community newspapers, crusaded in support of diversity, national unity and cultural nationalism, and acquired Harlequin Enterprises, for many years a substantial cash cow for Torstar Corp.
"He took a paper that mattered and turned it into a great newspaper. I think his impact on Canadian journalism and his craft was huge," said his son, John HONDERICH, himself a former editor and publisher of the Toronto Star and now a member of the board of directors of Torstar Corp.
He was hard to love, but easy to respect, said Peter NEWMAN, editor-in-chief from 1969 to 1971. "I was always impressed by his wisdom, his determination and his optimistic view of the Canadian future. Unlike most publishers, his ideology went way beyond the bottom line. He never really understood the Canada that stretched beyond the shadow of the C.N. Tower, but he loved the idea of this country."
Beland (Bee) Hugh HONDERICH was born in Baden (near Kitchener,) Ontario, one of six children of John William HONDERICH, a Mennonite postmaster and railway agent, and Rae Laura (ARMSTRONG,) a Presbyterian. Religion was a contentious and omnipresent factor, according to Mr. HONDERICH's youngest brother, philosopher Edgar (Ted) HONDERICH. His father liked unusual names. He called his eldest son Loine and he named his second son after a physician named Béland in Montreal.
During the Depression, the family home was sold at auction when the mortgage holder foreclosed. Beland left school after Grade 8 to help support the family and began working as the Baden correspondent for the Kitchener Record (now The Record) in 1935 at the age of 17.
He did well covering two big fires in his community and made the move to the Toronto Star as a wartime replacement in 1943, earning $35 a week. He had been rejected from the armed forces because he had poor eyesight and a bad ear. When he got to the Star, he was told "all the good men were away fighting" and warned that there wouldn't be a job for him when they came back.
Shy, private, and insecure -- the poorly educated country man in the big city -- he "always felt he had to work twice as hard," according to his son, John.
Mr. HONDERICH told the journalist Doug (now George) FETHERLING in a 1983 interview for Saturday Night magazine that "you produced or else," explaining that he covered two speeches a day, delivering a few facts and a couple of "punchy" quotes. "It left a deep impression on my mind... what people are interested in is information." This was a lesson he would apply when he had control of the paper.
Far from being dismissed when peace was declared, he was promoted to financial editor in 1945, named editor-in-chief a decade later and elected a director of the company in 1957.
The Toronto Star is a private business like other newspapers in Canada, but it is unusual in that it is owned by a group of families and it operates according to a set of principles established by the late Joseph ATKINSON Sr. He became editor in 1899, quickly turned the struggling newspaper around and soon acquired a controlling interest. In 1911, Harry C. HINDMARSH joined the paper. He became Mr. ATKINSON's lieutenant and his son-in-law. Together, they turned the newspaper into the home of "razzle-dazzle journalism," ordering saturation coverage of big stories and indulging in huge headlines, full-page pictures and wacky stunts. They also supported the Liberal Party and social-welfare issues such as mothers' allowances, unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, minimum wages and the rights of labour unions. The combination of Christian piety, free-wheeling Fabian socialism and popular journalism was good for circulation and advertising revenues. By 1913, the Star was Toronto's largest paper and Mr. ATKINSON was its controlling shareholder.
He died in 1948, leaving an estate of more than $8-million, putting the bulk of it, including the ownership of the paper, into the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, which he had established six years earlier. In his will, he directed that profits from the paper's operations were "for the promotion and maintenance of social, scientific and economic reforms which are charitable in nature, for the benefit of the people of the province of Ontario" and he stipulated that the paper could be sold only to people who shared his social views.
Mr. HINDMARSH became president of the five-person board established to govern the paper and carry out Mr. ATKINSON's wishes. However, the Ontario government, led by Conservative Leslie FROST, and rival newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Telegram, argued that the foundation was merely a device to avoid paying succession duties on Mr. ATKINSON's estate.
The FROST government passed a law forbidding charitable foundations from owning more than 10 per cent of a profit-making business. The Star was given seven years to sell its business interests, with the foundation's trustees, officers and directors allowed to buy them, subject to the approval of the Supreme Court of Canada.
While this wrangling was going on, Mr. HINDMARSH dropped dead of a heart attack on December 20, 1956. The new board of the Atkinson Foundation was made up of Joseph S. ATKINSON (son of the late Mr. ATKINSON,) his sister Ruth HINDMARSH (widow of Mr. HINDMARSH), Burnett THALL, William J. CAMPBELL and Mr. HONDERICH.
In 1958, after swearing before the Supreme Court that they would uphold the principles outlined in Mr. ATKINSON's will, they were allowed to buy the newspaper. They paid $25.5-million in a leveraged buyout, which Globe business columnist Eric REGULY has called "the steal of the century." They put down $1-million in cash and secured most of the rest by selling debt and preferred shares to the public.
Mr. HONDERICH, who had been editor for three years and on the board for one, had no family money or other resources to draw upon. He was living in a duplex with his wife and three children. "We had one couch and one chair," said his son John. "The Bank of Commerce virtually put up all the money, but the security was the shares of the largest newspaper in the country."
In addition, Mr. HONDERICH took a personal loan for his 15-per-cent share, helped by advice and references from accountant, cultural nationalist and later politician, Walter GORDON. Today, Torstar Corp., the media conglomerate that owns the Star, is worth about $1.7-billion.
As editor and then publisher, Mr. HONDERICH built the great Toronto Star newsroom of the late 1950s and 1960s. He transformed the paper from a flashy, scoop-an-edition news sheet into an information-based vehicle for columnists and critics. He quickly realized, according to journalist Val SEARS, that the real market in the postwar period lay in finding readers among the young middle class in the suburbs who were moving up through the social strata.
They wanted context and information, not just headlines. Ron HAGGART worked as a columnist for the Star in the sixties. Mr. HONDERICH had the right ideas about how to change the Star, which was a stodgy, old-fashioned paper, according to Mr. HAGGART. "It was still a paper that believed the most recent event deserved a headline because it had happened in the last hour."
Among the stable of writers and editors Mr. HONDERICH enlisted or celebrated were: Pierre Berton as a daily columnist, Charles Templeton as managing editor, Nathan Cohen as drama critic, Milt Dunnell on sports, Gwyn (Jocko) Thomas on crime and Peter NEWMAN as Ottawa editor and editor-in-chief.
He loved to hire people, said journalist Robert FULFORD, who worked for the Star twice (from 1958 to 1962 and from 1964 to 1968), but he quickly grew bored with them. Managing editors were a notoriously endangered species, according to Mr. FULFORD, who once joked that after more than two years on the job, managing editors took on the look of "hunted animals." When he was having trouble sleeping at night, police reporter Jocko Thomas was said to recite the names of the more than 40 city editors who served during his long career at the paper.
Mr. NEWMAN spent seven years at the Star, leaving in 1971 in "frustration because [Mr. HONDERICH] was always stone-cold certain about what he didn't want, but not good at suggesting practical options."
He could be a bully. "He wasn't a particularly big man, but he looked big to his employees. He tended to tower," said Mr. SEARS, who worked for Mr. HONDERICH for about 25 years in a number of capacities, including Ottawa bureau chief and Washington correspondent. "He spoke low, but he made his position very clear. On the other hand, he was certainly the best publisher I ever worked for because he knew what he wanted and he would back you up."
Saying that he and Mr. HONDERICH fought a lot, especially when he was editor of the editorial page, Mr. SEARS said he always thought it was a mistake to try to outguess his boss. Mr. HONDERICH seemed aware of his power. "He once said to me, 'If I walk through that newsroom and I say to someone it is a nice day, by the final edition I have two full pages on the weather," said Mr. SEARS.
Stories abound about Mr. HONDERICH's tendency to micromanage. When he was editor, he behaved as though he was the publisher and when he became publisher and president in 1966, "he acted as though he owned the paper outright," Mr. FULFORD said.
Staffers were obsessed with anticipating his wishes, often with bizarre results. Somebody heard that "Bee" believed that a colour photograph had to have red in it, so Star photographers took to stowing red jackets in their cars and asking people to put them on before snapping their pictures, or so the story goes.
"Bee had a phobia about accompanying each picture in his paper with explanatory cutlines," recalled Mr. NEWMAN. "I got hell once for running an illustration of Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film star, standing beside a male dwarf, because I had left out the 'left' and 'right' identifications."
During his years at the newspaper, Mr. HONDERICH oversaw the introduction of colour, the shift from an afternoon to a morning paper, a Sunday edition and the appointment of the first ombudsman at any paper in Canada. He was also a driving force behind the establishment of the Ontario Press Council. In 1976, he was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Torstar Corp. He continued to serve as publisher until September, 1988.
Mr. HONDERICH married three times. His and his first wife Florence divorced in 1962. He married Agnes KING in 1968. Star legend has it that he called the paper from the airport as he and his bride were leaving on their honeymoon and asked for the front page to be read to him. She died of cancer in 1999 after a long and painful illness. "He was amazingly diligent in the way he cared for her," said his son John.
That same year he became engaged to Rina WHELAN, a widow he had met many years before (when both were married to other people) in the barbershop of the Hotel Vancouver, where she worked as a manicurist. "This is one of the great love stories," John HONDERICH said, "I have had the honour of standing up for him at two of his three weddings."
The HONDERICHs lived in the penthouse of La Carina (Rina's House,) a condominium she had developed and built on English Bay. "He was a wealthy man and she was a wealthy woman," commented Mr. HONDERICH's brother Ted, "and so both were under suspicion of being gold diggers."
Mr. HONDERICH became more left wing in his politics as he became older, said his brother. "All newspaper publishers are accused of being ruthless, but actually they are activists," he said. "They want to make things happen and they don't like things hanging on in an indecisive way."
Beland Hugh HONDERICH was born on November 25, 1918, in Baden, Ontario. He died yesterday in St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver after a massive stroke. He was 86. He is survived by his first wife Florence, his third wife Rina, three children, six grandchildren and one brother.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
ATKINSON, F. Cavan
With his family by his side, on December 7th, 2005, at the age of 83. Cavan, husband of Peggy for 50 years. Father of Cathy (Michael BROWN,) Liz (Jeff ANDERSON,) and Karen. Grandfather of Ben, Cody, Carly, Amanda, Matthew and Garrett. Brother of Douglas and his wife Janet, and their sons Jeffrey, John, Ross and Stuart. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Sunday, December 11th from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 12th, at 1: 00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
COMLY, Graham Harker
Passed away peacefully at home with his family, in Meaford, on Friday, December 23, 2005. Graham COMLY, B.Sc. Agri, (O.A.C. 1948.) In his 80th year. Beloved husband of Isobel (née ATKINSON,) father of David (Melanie) of Calgary, Robert (Doris) of Wasaga Beach, Greg (Krista) of Meaford and Lois (Gerald STROEDER) of Teviotdale. Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by daughter-in-law Kerri, brother Keith (Jean) of Loudin TENNESSEE and special friend Meng of Thailand. Predeceased by his parents Ashton and Anne COMLY and son Brian (2002). Resting at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford where visiting will be held Monday, December 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral service will be held at The Meaford United Church, on Tuesday, December 27th at 11: 00 a.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Bluewater District School Board (G.B.S.S. special Projects Fund) or the Meaford United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-02 published
ATKINSON, John
(Retired Executive Director of Scouts Canada). Past President of the Rotary Club of Willowdale. At the Bayview Extendicare, on Friday, December 31, 2004, in his 93rd year. John, loved husband of the late Lilly Irene. Loving father of Ruth and her husband Bill McDONALD, and John and his wife Sarah. Grandfather of Shawn, and Kristen and her husband Terry. Great-grandfather of Brianna. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home - North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles Ave.), on Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4C2 would be greatly appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
ATKINSON, William John
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Care Centre, Owen Sound on Monday, January 3rd, 2005. Bill ATKINSON of Sandy Cove Acres and formerly of Willowdale in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Betty (née MacKENZIE.) Loving father of Susan ROBERTS (husband Doug), Michael (wife Sandra), all of Owen Sound and Robert (wife Nancy) of Barrie. Predeceased by his son David ATKINSON. He will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren and their spouses, as well as his 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Dorothy (husband Bruce and Gloria CHANDLER) of Etobicoke and the late George (late wife Marg) ATKINSON. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes (201 Minet's Point Road, at Yonge Street), Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday afternoon, January 6th, 2005 at 3: 00 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
ATKINSON, Shirley (SHANDRAW)
Passed away peacefully at her residence, Bramalea, on Sunday, January 30, 2005. Shirley SHANDRAW, age 71 years. Dear mother of Deborah (Mrs. Ralph GEROW), Penticton, British Columbia; Brenda (Mrs. Ron BEAUVAIS,) Innisfil; Vanda CARSON, Listowel; Donna ATKINSON, Toronto and Darin SHEARDOWN, Toronto. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Audrey McCABE, Bolton; Marilyn (Mrs. George CLAIRDA), Arthur June (Mrs. Ed STEFFLER), Arthur; Barbara (Mrs. Paul WITIUK), Brampton; Nancy (Mrs. Arthur TREMPE), Brampton and predeceased by Marion McCUIGAN, Jane Ann TOWNSEND and Ralph SHANDRAW. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South (Hwy. 50), Bolton, (905-857-2213), Wednesday evening 7-9 o'clock. There will be no funeral service. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation of Ontario, 1730 McPherson Court, Suite 30, Pickering, L1W 3E6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
ATKINSON, May
Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28th, 2005. Loving wife and best friend of Eric. Beloved aunt of Alan, Eleanor and Janet, Louise and Gary, Keith and Ruth and dear sister-in-law to Ken. May will be sadly missed by her family, many Friends and acquaintances. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
ASHTON- DRYBURGH, Marion
Passed away peacefully on Friday March 4, 2005. Loving mother of Calvin ASHTON (Susan), Wanda GARTON (Mark), Brian ASHTON (Ingeborg), Valerie GIGNAC (Dennis JENKINSON) and Jo-Anne DOWNEY (Jeff.) Cherished grandma of Andrew, Stephanie, Megan, Jaclyn, Nicole, Matthew, Amanda, Patrick, Ashlyn, Holly, Michael and Jeremy. Marion will also be lovingly remembered by her friend Art BELL, her brother John SCIBERRAS and her sister Jean ATKINSON. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. at St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church (3898 Highway 7, Unionville). Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellspring, would be appreciated by the family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
CLEMENTS, Edna May (formerly FUNK, née FRITH)
Peacefully, in the loving care of her family at home, on Friday, March 18, 2005, in her 94th year. Edna (FRITH,) beloved wife of the late Gordon CLEMENTS and the late Edgar FUNK. Cherished mother of Marilyn PYFROM of the Bahamas, Ronald and his wife Darlene. Devoted grandmother of Tracey PYFROM and loved auntie Edna to Tylissa. Predeceased by her brother Elmer FRITH and sister Hazel ATKINSON. Survived by her brother-in-law Bill ATKINSON. Fondly remembered by her many other relatives. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Ave. (1 block east of Donlands Subway) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Thursday at ten o'clock. Interment Resthaven Cemetery.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
ALLAN, John Elwood " Babe"
(World War 2 Veteran Canadian Army 2nd Division R.C.A.S.C. #A106069, Retired O.P.P. Corporal, Member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 521, Bradford). Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, March 27, 2005. John ALLAN of Bradford, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Doris for 57 years. Loving father of Joyce (late Blake) HUGHES, Beverley, and Faye (Bruce) ATKINSON. Cherished grandfather of Amy (Sean) MULHERN and Rachel HUGHES; Sherry (Tim) DERUYCK Scott, Stefanie and Steven ATKINSON. Dear great-grandfather of Marley Elise MULHERN; Jacob and Emma DERUYCK. Predeceased by his parents William Roland and Agnes Isabella and brother William Lloyd. At his request, there will be no visitation or service held. Cremation has taken place. In John's memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Regional Cancer Centre and Cancer Care Program at Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford (1-800-209-4803).

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
ATKINSON, Kenneth John
Passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 16, 2005, with his family at his side at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Cherished husband of Shirley, loving father of Scot (Julie) and Stephen (Rita), forever remembered by his grand_son Bradley. Survived by his sisters Joyce DAVIS of Kingston, Ontario, Betty CASEY (Clair) of Midland, Ontario, Barbara BASSER (Louis) of Lucknow, Ontario, Pat STRANG, O'Leary, Prince Edward Island. Predeceased by his brothers-in-law Vincent DAVIS and Herbert STRANG. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday April 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (519) 621-1650. Reception to follow at the home of Stephen ATKINSON. The family wishes to thank the Staff at Freeport for the care and support. In Ken's memory, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-03 published
JARDINE, Ruth Victoria (née JENSEN)
Died peacefully at Cheltenham Nursing Home, North York on Friday, July 29th, 2005, in her 101st year. After being a widow for 70 years, Ruth will be joining her husband, John, who died in 1935 and is interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Dear mother of Larry (Shirley,) the late Jeanette PAYNE (Bill) and Richard who died in 1929. Predeceased by her sisters Bertha ATKINSON, Carrie HEADING, Alma JENSEN and brother Henry (Jim) JENSEN. Grandmother of Jim (Brenda), Kathy (Leslie), Warren (Sue), Barbara (Wayne), Stephen (Cecile) and predeceased by Jackie (Ray) and Philip. Great-grandmother to Nicole, Scott, Lindsey, Carmelle, Andre, Nicholas, Graeme, Amanda, Adam, Natasha and Jonathon. Special Friends were Emily CLARKE and nephew Leonard HEADING. Many thanks to the caring staff and doctors at Cheltenham who looked after Ruth for the last seven years. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date after cremation.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
MELVIN, Samuel Arther
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Lindsay on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 in his 76th year. The late Sam MELVIN is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Anne Marie Cameron Lalonde and predeceased by his first wife Mary ATKINSON. Also survived by his children James and Janet of London, Sharon and Charles RENDRICK of Lindsay, Lawrence of Lindsay, Mary Ann of Toronto, Margaret "Mardy" and George CHANDLER of Lindsay, Noël and Barry CAMERON of Cambray. Loving step-father of Felita and Edward TINDALL of Saskatchewan, Robert LALONDE of Lindsay, and Kevin and Shelley LALONDE of Stratford. Grandfather, great-grandfather of many grandchildren. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, August 12 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Lindsay. Memorial donations to the St. Elizabeth Health Care Centre or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
ATKINSON, Winnifred Mae
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Winnifred Mae ATKINSON. She peacefully left us at Mount Sinai Hospital just before midnight on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 in her 92nd year. She leaves behind 2 sons, Bob ATKINSON (deceased) and Jack ATKINSON, daughter Kathy ENGLAND, son-in-law Bruce ENGLAND, daughters-in-law Sue ATKINSON (deceased,) Madeline ATKINSON, 6 grandchildren, Scott ATKINSON, Stephanie CRUZ, Christie ATKINSON, Greg ATKINSON, Ryan ATKINSON and Lindsay ENGLAND. She also leaves behind 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Marjorie ROBERTS of Fenlon Falls, Betty HAIRE of Perth, Ontario, and brother Jack THACKERAY. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held and announced at a later date. All donations would be gratefully accepted by the Salvation Army. She will be sorrowfully missed by her family and Friends.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
FIFIELD, Betty (TACKABERRY)
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital Barrie, Ontario on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill FIFIELD. Dear mother of Sandra and her husband Ron ATKINSON. Loved granny of Samantha, Amy, Rebecca and Molly and great-gran of Xavier and Lily. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. At the request of the family no flowers. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to W. John Thomas Funeral Home, Alliston, Ontario (705) 435-5101.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
ATKINSON, Winnifred May (née THACKERAY)
On August 10th, 2005 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Winnifred (Win) ATKINSON, wife of the late Charles, dear mother of Jack (Madeline,) Kathy (Bruce ENGLAND) and the late Robert (Sue.) Grandmother to Scott (Janice) ATKINSON, Gregory ATKINSON, Stephanie CRUZ and Lindsey ENGLAND, Christie and Ryan ATKINSON, great-grandmother to Rebecca and Joseph ATKINSON, Kelsey ATKINSON and Tyler CRUZ. Loving sister of Jack THACKERAY, Marjorie ROBERTS and Betty HAIRE. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at Carfrae Chapel in Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 at 1 p.m. call 416-485-9129 Ext. 229 (Lucy) for directions.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
ATKINSON, Robert
Passed away suddenly, Saturday, August 13, 2005, at home in Hamilton. Survived by his brother Dean ATKINSON and predeceased by his sister Pauline. Uncle to David, Sean, and Susan, and grand-uncle to Holden and Quinton. Retired from Falconbridge. Cremation. A private family service will take place. Arrangements entrusted to Marlatt Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Hamilton (905-528-6303).

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-26 published
DUECK, Diedrich G.
Passed away at age 73 on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 with family by his side. In God's arms with his partner BettyAnn ATKINSON and his son Karl. Loving father to Keith (Dee), Tessa and Natalie. Treasured grandpa to Diedre and Rebekah. Survived by his first wife Louise and his brothers Peter, George, Henry, Jake, John and sisters Kay, Eva and Betty. Predeceased by his sisters Sarah and Mary. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. Friends will be received at Pine Hills Visitation Chapel & Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (1 block north of St. Clair Ave.), 416-267-8229 on Friday, August 26, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 1 p.m. at Toronto United Mennonite Church, 1774 Queen Street East. Burial Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
ATKINSON, Wesley Hugh
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland May 29, 1932. It is with deep sorrow and many tears that we announce the passing of Wesley Hugh ATKINSON on Monday, September 5, 2005 at Peel Manor, Brampton. Best friend and beloved husband of Mary "Maisie" (née HALL) of 52 years. Loved and loving dad of Paul (Ann,) Diann (Tony CORREIA,) and Andrea (Steve BALLISTON,) all of Brampton. Cherished grandpa of Jessica, Amanda, Wesley, Antonio, Mateo, Jacklyn, and Amie. Dear brother of Maureen (Eddie McCANN) of Belfast, Northern Ireland, David (Dorothy) of West Australia, and of the late James (Eva) of Pensacola, Florida, and Pearl GIBSON of Manchester, England. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to nurses and staff of Peel Manor for all of their wonderful care and support. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N. 905-451-1100 on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, Service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens. In honour of his memory, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com "Too good in life to be forgotten"

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
HOUGHTING, Rosemary J. (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Peacefully, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease, at The Woodlands of Sunset on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, in her 75th year. Cherished mother of Deborah Elizabeth, Darlene Anne, Bonnie Louisa, Robert Charles, Brian Edward, Randy Lynn, Tammy Lee, Tracy Allen, Paul, Paulette and Catherine. Beloved grandmother of Jay and Chris BUSCH, Kelli BATTYANYI, Joshua LAFLAMME, Valerie ATKINSON, Brian JASON and Becky HOUGHTING, Ashley and Melanie HOUGHTING. Loving great-grandmother of Ethan BUSCH, Devin ATKINSON, Madison HOUGHTING and Quentin BATTYANYI. Beloved sister of Roy YORK and Marjorie BERG. Predeceased by parents, Harrison and Jenny TAILOR/TAYLOR, her husband Robert Joseph HOUGHTING, long time companion Richard Arlen LARO, sister Mary, brothers George and David and grand_son Barry. Born in Humberstone Township, Rosemary remained a lifelong resident of the Welland area. She was employed in the Mailing Department of Canadian Tire Acceptance, retiring in 1977. She was a former member of the Parent-Teacher Association of Gordon School and the Tuesday Nite Bowling League of Bowl-O-Rama. Friends are invited to visit the family at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland, on Tuesday, October 11th from 7-9 p.m. for a Service of Remembrance where guests are invited to share memories, stories and special moments of their relationship with Rosemary. Private interment in Fonthill Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research are deeply appreciated by the HOUGHTING family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-10 published
DENOBLE, Robert "Bob" Joseph (February 8, 1943-October 8, 2005)
Suddenly at home, on Saturday October 8, 2005, at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband of Jean McLAUGHLIN. Dear father of Andrea, David and his fiancée Kathy ATKINSON and Brian. Dear brother of Jean and her husband the late Don O'NEIL, Gerard and Maureen DENOBLE, Michael and Liisa DENOBLE and Marie and Ryland EVANS. Fond uncle of several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora, on Wednesday October 12 at 1 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
BRAILSFORD, Dennis Vernon
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday, October 9, 2005 at the age of 85. Devoted husband of Lorna for 55 years. Wonderful father of Pat (Peter HEYES,) Mike, Jim, Alan (Cindy DUNSFORD) and Ken (Josephine WONG.) Proud granddad of Shane, Jason, Jacqueline, Katie, Amy, Allison, Mark, Carmen and Jen. Beloved brother of Dorothy ATKINSON, Ethel GRAHAM and Winnie SHEPHERD. Friends may call Eternity Funeral Home, 1491 Danforth Ave. (west of Coxwell Ave. 416-463-8090) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment at Saint John's Norway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation Bowmanville or to a local food bank.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-14 published
VAIL, Lavera (ATKINSON)
Passed away, at the Carressant Care Nursing Home, Lindsay, Ontario, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Willis James VAIL. Loved mother of Bruce VAIL and his wife Lois, and June SMITH, all of Lindsay, Winnifred THIBAULT of Edmonton, Alberta, Donna VAIL of Peterborough, and predeceased by her daughter Eileen BENNETT. Loved by her 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Nelson ATKINSON and Leonard ATKINSON and her sister Wilda KIERNAN. Dear sister-in-law of Joyce ATKINSON. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston, from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
ATKINSON, Victor
Passed away peacefully in his 91st year on October 22, 2005. He will be sadly missed by Norma (Ralph), and Roy, his 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many extended family and Friends. He is predeceased by his wife Netta. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, October 26th at the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill 416-281-6800 from 12: 00-2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. with burial to follow in Saint Margaret's In-The-Pines Cemetery.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
ATKINSON, Lois Anne (STANSAL)
At the Grey-Bruce Health Service in Southampton on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005, at the age of 76 years, the former Lois STANSAL of Southampton and formerly of Toronto, wife of the late George ATKINSON, mother of Carolyn of Southampton, Brian of Richmond Hill, Gilbert of Newmarket, Barbara of Southampton, Laurel OUGH of Edmonton, Wendy KITTS of Bowmanville, Darlene FORD of Mississauga, Kenneth of Edmonton, Kimberley SUMMERS of Mallorytown, Ellen of Bowmanville, and Randy of Fergus. She is survived also by seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Sister of Ross STANSAL of Toronto and Jean MacARTHUR of Owen Sound. Lois is predeceased by one son Darrell, by two brothers Allan and Ronald, and by one sister Ruth SCOTT. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 3rd. Funeral service will be conducted in the Chapel on Friday morning at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-08 published
ATKINSON, Susan Donna
At age 52, our very loving and giving mother and daughter has passed away on Sunday, November 6th, 2005 at York Central Hospital. Susan, loving and devoted mother of Nicole. Cherished daughter of Selma and Qemal TAFILICA and dearest sister of Tim and Steve. Susan will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her nieces Cortney and Katlyn, her aunts Laurice and Joan and by her many cousins and dear Friends. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 9th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Association. Condolences - www.rskane.ca "Rest peacefully my darling Susan"

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
He made his mark on city and nation
By WARREN Gerard, Special To The Star
Beland HONDERICH rose from plain beginnings to become one of the most influential Canadians of his day, using his power as publisher of Canada's largest newspaper to influence the agenda in politics and business at every level.
At the same time he set new standards for informed, in-depth, responsible reporting.
HONDERICH, publisher of the Toronto Star for 22 of his 52 years at the paper, died in Vancouver at 86 yesterday following a stroke.
HONDERICH was a fiercely private man, almost reclusive, but that didn't keep him from being an impatient perfectionist, a leader whose principal ethic was work.
The Star was his life, his passion.
Among his many honours, and one he treasured, was his election in 1986 to the News Hall of Fame by journalists across Canada for leading "Canadian newspapers into a new direction, taking readers backstage to explore and explain the current events that shaped their lives."
HONDERICH left the publisher's office in 1988, going on to become board chairman of the newspaper and its parent company, Torstar Corp. He retired from that position in 1994, but maintained an office across from the newsroom on the fifth floor at One Yonge St. until 1999.
Beland Hugh HONDERICH was born in Kitchener on November 25, 1918, and grew up in the nearby village of Baden. He was proud of his pioneer roots -- Mennonites from Germany who found religious freedom in Waterloo County in the early 1800s.
"My father was a man who stood for religious freedom, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps," HONDERICH once said.
His father, John HONDERICH, was ostracized in the staunchly traditional Mennonite community because he and young Beland went to hear a speaker from another Amish sect. The shunning, as it was called, meant that other Reform Mennonites were forbidden to sit down to eat with them or to shake their hands.
Nor did his father quite fit in with his thrifty, hard-working neighbours in other ways. A sometime beekeeper, homespun village philosopher, printer and pamphleteer for liberal causes, he was "not a very good provider" in a community where work was next to godliness.
His mother, Rae, was the family's main breadwinner. She was the local telephone operator, a job that included the use of a train station in Baden which served as a home for the HONDERICHs and their six children. HONDERICH recalled that the family never went hungry, but there was little money for anything but food.
He gathered coal along the railway tracks to heat their home and carried water in summer to gangs of workers repairing the roads. In the mornings, he worked around the Canadian National Railway station, sweeping and cleaning up for 40 cents a day.
Despite winning a regional debating championship with his sister Ruth -- they defended the proposition that the Soviet way of life was superior to the American way -- he struggled to pass high school entrance examinations.
HONDERICH didn't do well in high school. And it didn't help that he had to hitchhike 16 kilometres to and from school in Kitchener. As a result, his attendance was spotty and his marks were poor. He was demoted in his second year to a commercial course "where at least I learned to type."
Discouraged, he dropped out of school and got a job as a farmhand at the beginning of the Great Depression, much to his mother's displeasure. "You can do better than that," he recalled her saying on more than one occasion.
The farm job didn't last. His introduction to reporting came about because his father was hard of hearing and took his son to public meetings and political rallies to take notes. It taught the young HONDERICH, who was later to battle deafness himself, to write quickly and accurately.
He inherited a Kitchener-Waterloo Record paper route from one of his brothers, which led him to become the paper's correspondent for Baden at 10 cents a column inch. He created news by organizing a softball team and covering its games for the paper.
When he was 17, fires on successive nights destroyed two barns owned by a prominent Baden farmer. Arson was suspected and the young HONDERICH's coverage so impressed his editors that they offered him a tryout as a cub reporter in Kitchener at $15 a week.
He showed up for work in a mismatched jacket and pants and with his two front teeth missing from a tough hockey game the night before. He didn't shine as a reporter.
The publisher, W.J. MOTZ, concluded after a week that HONDERICH was in the wrong line of work and told city editor Art LOW/LOWE/LOUGH to fire him. But LOW/LOWE/LOUGH saw something in the youngster and persuaded MOTZ to give him a second chance.
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH worked HONDERICH hard. He gave him an assignment each evening to go along with his day job. Ed HAYES, who worked at the Record in those days, recalled in an interview that HONDERICH (or "Bee" as he was nicknamed) was determined to succeed.
"Each reporter was supposed to turn in a story every afternoon at the end of his shift. Bee wasn't satisfied with that. He'd turn in two, three or more.
"He was the darling of the city desk."
As time went by, he improved, becoming more and more confident. He was also developing into a perfectionist. So much so, in fact, that he'd bet an ice cream with an assistant city editor that he would find nothing that needed to be changed in a HONDERICH story.
At first, he recalled, it cost him a lot of ice cream cones, but later he rarely had to pay off.
In those early days at the Record, HONDERICH knew he had a country bumpkin image. So when he had saved enough money, he went to a quality menswear store and asked the manager to show him how to dress. He bought a dark pin-striped suit, complete with vest, and that look became his uniform in life.
A fellow staffer at the Record recalled HONDERICH borrowing a bike from a delivery boy and speeding off to an assignment in his pin-striped suit.
And co-workers described him as a loner who rarely headed for the beer parlour with the boys after work, though he was known to sip a scotch on special occasions. Mostly, he went to Norm Jones' restaurant for a milkshake.
Though he spent most of his time working, he taught Sunday school at a Presbyterian church, and served as secretary for a minor hockey league.
This involvement brought him into contact with Milt DUNNELL, the legendary Star sports columnist, who had made a name for himself at the Stratford Beacon Herald before heading for Toronto. He told HONDERICH that the Star was looking for reporters to replace those who had enlisted to serve in World War 2. HONDERICH, who had been rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force and merchant marine because of poor eyesight and hearing, applied to the Star in 1943 and was hired as a reporter for $35 a week.
He was proud that the Kitchener city council gave him a vote of thanks for his fair reporting. And MOTZ, the publisher who thought he would never make it in the newspaper business, begged him not to go.
Stepping into the grandly marbled lobby of the Star's building at 80 King St. W., HONDERICH recalled that he was "scared as hell." But he was in the right place. This was the world of Joe ATKINSON.
As publisher, Joseph E. ATKINSON had guided the paper through most of the first half-century and was seen by friend and foe alike as one of the country's leading reformers. It turned out that the publisher and his new employee had some things in common.
Both had come from large, impoverished, God-fearing families in small-town Ontario, and quit school early to put food on the table. "One thing I had in common with Joe ATKINSON," HONDERICH recalled, "is that I knew need."
There was a major difference, however. ATKINSON was a star of Canadian journalism in 1899 when the new owners of the Toronto Evening Star hired him at 34 to run the paper. HONDERICH was 24 when he arrived at the paper, an unproven asset at the time.
But he didn't take long to prove himself. His work was soon noticed by Harry C. HINDMARSH, ATKINSON's son-in-law and the man who ran the newsroom.
HINDMARSH sent HONDERICH to Saskatchewan for the election that brought Tommy Douglas and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (later to become the New Democratic Party) to power in 1944.
The next year he was sent back to do a progress report on North America's first socialist government. His stories were so enthusiastically some thought naively -- positive that the Saskatchewan government asked permission to reprint them.
They also caught the eye of Joe ATKINSON, whose reform ideas were at home with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation's, although he never endorsed the party at election time. HONDERICH was marked as someone worth watching. He was asked to fill in as an editorial writer, the newspaper job he enjoyed most of all.
Some critics said HONDERICH's writing lacked flair or style. But it was clear. He explained complicated matters in simple, accurate terms. His idea was to dive right into a story, delivering the promise of the headline in the first paragraph.
In his reporting career, HONDERICH covered a wide variety of assignments, collecting his share of scoops, enough to impress HINDMARSH. In 1946, he called in HONDERICH, congratulated him on a story, then remarked, "Oh, by the way, the financial editor left today. I'd like you to start as financial editor on Monday."
"But I don't know the difference between a stock and a bond," HONDERICH replied.
"You'll learn," HINDMARSH said.
HONDERICH told HINDMARSH he would take the job on the condition that he be allowed to go back to feature writing if it didn't work out.
"If you don't make a go of it, you'll go out the door," HINDMARSH said in a menacing way.
It goes without saying that HONDERICH made a go of it.
One of the first things he noticed from his new desk was a tailor at work in a building across King St. He decided his business section would write for that tailor, for the ordinary person.
His News Hall of Fame citation noted: "He led in turning the writing and presentation of financial news into a readable subject in terms that interest the average reader." He criticized the stock exchange, questioned banking methods, recommended profit sharing, and supported credit unions and other co-operatives.
But when there were major stories to be covered, HINDMARSH often took HONDERICH out of his financial department and sent him all over the globe -- to Newfoundland on the eve of its joining Canada, to Argentina where press freedom was under attack, to Asia with Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent for the first round-the-world trip taken by a Canadian prime minister, and to Britain for the funeral of George VI.
In 1948, HONDERICH, along with 12 other employees, chartered the first Canadian local of the American Newspaper Guild. As president of the union, he signed the first contract with the Star.
Some members of the union were suspicious, however, thinking that as financial editor he was "a company stooge" trying to make sure the Guild didn't fall into the hands of disgruntled left-wingers.
They weren't aware, however, that he knew all about bad working conditions because he had done both day and night assignments as a young reporter in Kitchener.
He served three terms as Guild president and helped win better pay and working conditions. Later, on the other side of the negotiating table, he continued to believe in the need for an organized newsroom, although that view was severely tested in a bitter strike in HONDERICH had become a major force in the newsroom when ATKINSON died in 1948 after nearly 50 years as publisher of a racy paper with principles.
His death, however, created a crisis at the paper. ATKINSON's will had left the Star to a charitable foundation to be administered by his trustees. However, the Ontario Conservative government passed the Charitable Gifts Act, which said no charity could own more than 10 per cent of a business.
The government may have viewed the will as an attempt to escape death duties, but more likely the legislation was an attempt to muzzle the Star, a liberal thorn in the Tory side.
Nevertheless, it became a distinct possibility the paper might be sold to outside interests. Bidders, including beer baron E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR, were lining up for a chance to buy what had become Canada's most profitable daily.
The Star was granted stays of execution however, and HINDMARSH, the founder's son-in-law, succeeded ATKINSON until his own death in 1956. In the HINDMARSH years, the paper seemed to lose direction and much of its fairness, particularly in the reporting of politics. The paper's reputation was going downhill.
Meanwhile, HONDERICH had been appointed editor-in-chief in 1955 and a couple of years later he was appointed to the board, after HINDMARSH's sudden death. It put him in the position of becoming an owner of the paper.
Walter GORDON, an accountant who was to become finance minister in Lester Pearson's Liberal government, worked out a plan for the trustees to buy the Star by putting up $1 million among the six of them, including HONDERICH. The paper was valued at $25.5 million.
At the time, the sale price was the most ever paid in Canada for a newspaper, and it turned out to be a steal. Under HONDERICH's leadership, Torstar, the Star's parent company, would become a more than $1 billion enterprise over the next 30-plus years.
For readers and the staff, the HONDERICH years had begun, although he didn't take over as publisher until 1966. Immediately, however, he went about remaking the paper. Headlines didn't scream any more, and the silly and the sensational disappeared from the paper.
HONDERICH was putting his stamp on the Star. Reporting only the facts wasn't good enough. He demanded thorough backgrounding of stories to make them understandable to the average reader. Or, as he said, for "my barber."
He created a great newsroom that included sports columnist DUNNELL and leading Canadian writers such as Pierre BERTON, Peter NEWMAN, Charles TEMPLETON and Nathan COHEN, as well as award-winning cartoonist Duncan MacPHERSON.
HONDERICH returned the Star to the principles of Joseph E. ATKINSON, including a reform-centred editorial policy. Unemployment, affordable housing, adequate welfare benefits, medicare, pensions, minority rights, the need for an independent Canada -- these became subjects he demanded be dealt with on a daily basis.
In one of his rare public appearances, he told a group of editors in 1961 that "the basic function of a newspaper is to inform, to tell the public what is happening in the community, in the nation and in the world. You will notice I did not use the word, entertain." He felt that television had made entertainment a secondary function for newspapers. "How much better then, to concentrate on what we can do best, and that is to inform the public."
The change was most evident in the Star's treatment of politics and economics. The background feature gradually became commonplace in North American journalism, and a poll of U.S. editors rated the Star one of the world's 10 top foreign papers.
Critics of the HONDERICH way -- many of them highly placed in the paper -- couldn't wait for HONDERICH's grey, humourless Star to fail, but they were doomed to disappointment, just as surely as the Star's competitor -- the unchanging Telegram -- was doomed to extinction.
Not only did the Star's circulation grow, so did its profits.
Honesty and integrity were words that most people associated with HONDERICH. But many on his staff found him a demanding taskmaster, an uncompromising and often difficult man to deal with. There was never any doubt that Beland HONDERICH was the boss. He wasn't one for chit-chat.
Early in his career as publisher, he all but cut himself off from the social whirl of movers and shakers. He admitted to becoming almost reclusive after finding himself challenged at social functions and parties to defend Star policies he felt needed no defence, especially since he had put them into place.
But he never felt that way about the public at large. The so-called Little Guy could get him on the phone more easily than a celebrity could. His home number was in the book. And in the days when the Star was an afternoon paper, it wasn't unusual for an evening editor to get a call from HONDERICH, who in turn had received an irate call at home from a reader whose paper hadn't been delivered.
The paper would be delivered by taxi, and the taxi company was instructed to report to the editor the moment the paper had arrived. Then HONDERICH would phone the reader to make sure he was satisfied.
The first part of his 12-hour working day was spent poring over page proofs, quarrelling about leads of stories, questioning something in the 25th paragraph, asking for more background, and demanding follow-ups.
He was articulate, often painfully so for the person at the other end of his complaints. His editors took great pleasure when he demanded "antidotal" leads. He meant anecdotal leads.
Notes with the heavy-handed BHH signature on them rained from his office.
The difficulty everyone had in pleasing him and the way he prowled the newsroom won him the nickname "The Beast." And he was called "Drac" by some editors who thought he, like the vampire, sucked the staff dry.
When the paper departed from what the reader had come to believe was a Star tradition, he took to the typewriter to explain the reasons himself. In 1972, for example, he put his initials on an editorial that explained why the Star was supporting Progressive Conservative Robert Stanfield over Liberal Pierre Trudeau in the federal election.
In his rare public appearances, the nasal flatness of his voice often disguised the passion he felt for a subject. However, he was an effective spokesman for the causes he championed. In defending the Star's strong stand on economic nationalism, he told the Canadian Club it was based on the need to preserve the differences between Canada and the United States.
"I think our society tends to be more compassionate, somewhat less extreme and certainly less violent," he said. "We put more emphasis on basic human needs such as health insurance and pensions."
He warned that increased U.S. ownership of Canadian resources would endanger our ability to maintain those differences.
In a 1989 speech at Carleton University in Ottawa, he caused a stir when he argued that objectivity in newspapers was neither possible nor desirable.
"No self-respecting newspaper deliberately distorts or slants the news to make it conform to its own point of view," he said. "But you cannot publish a newspaper without making value judgments on what news you select to publish and how you present it in the paper.
"And these value judgments reflect a view of society -- a point of view if you will -- that carries as much weight, if not more, than what is said on the editorial page."
Just as ATKINSON used the news pages to popularize reform ideas, HONDERICH used them as a weapon in his own causes.
One example was his reaction to a document leaked to him outlining then-prime minister Brian Mulroney's government strategy on free trade. It said the communications strategy "should rely less on educating the public than getting across the message that the free trade initiative is a good idea -- in other words a selling job."
HONDERICH made sure all aspects of free trade were put under the kind of scrutiny the government wanted to avoid, particularly the possible effects on employment and social benefits.
Simon REISMAN, the bellicose chief trade negotiator, accused HONDERICH of personally waging a vendetta against free trade. He said HONDERICH used the Star "in a manner that contradicts every sense of fairness and decency in the newspaper business."
In reply, the unrepentant publisher said: "The role of a newspaper, as I see it, is to engage in the full and frank dissemination of the news and opinion from the perspective of its values and particular view of society. It should report the news fairly and accurately, reflect all pertinent facts and opinions and not only what the official establishment thinks and says."
As publisher, he demonstrated an impressive business savvy for a man who once said he hardly knew the difference between a stock and a bond. In 1972, he moved the paper to new quarters at One Yonge St.
And later, in his position as chief executive officer of the parent company, Torstar Corp., he acquired Harlequin Enterprises, the world's largest publisher of romance books, and 15 community newspapers to add to the 14 the Star already owned in the Toronto area.
At the same time, HONDERICH still was very much making his mark in journalism. He was the first in Canada to introduce a bureau of accuracy and to appoint an ombudsman to represent the reader in the newsroom. In a wider sense, he was the main force behind the establishment of the Ontario Press Council, where readers can take their complaints to an independent body.
As well as his election to the News Hall of Fame, he was honoured in other ways, receiving doctors of law degrees from Wilfrid Laurier and York universities, and the Order of Canada in 1987.
HONDERICH was married three times, the last time on New Year's Day 2000 to Rina WHELAN of Vancouver, the city where he lived until his death. He had two sons: John, who followed in his father's footsteps to become publisher of the Star, and David, an entrepreneur and one daughter, Mary, a philosophy and English teacher. He also had six grandchildren.
Even into his eighties, HONDERICH exercised daily and loved to play bridge, golf and fish.
Charles E. PASCAL, executive director of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, recalled golfing with HONDERICH after he had entered his eighties. PASCAL was in his mid-fifties.
"I expected to be slowed down by playing with a couple of guys in their seventies and one in his eighties," PASCAL said. "Bee, as with everything else, played golf with determination, focus and tenacity. I was quite impressed with his golfing. He was very competitive."
After HONDERICH stepped down as publisher in 1988, and as a director of Torstar in 1995, he lost none of his zeal for pursuing causes. He did this through the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and his own personal philanthropy.
"His role on our board was absolutely essential, forceful, radical," PASCAL said.
"I had the sense that the older he got he became more and more impatient. He was impatient, just impatient, about all that is yet to be done by governments and others to reduce the inequities for those who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own."
He was generous in his giving and, as was his character, he had no interest in public recognition or praise.
"He just had no time whatsoever for personal recognition," PASCAL recalled.
"I think he would have liked to have been around forever if for no other reason than to contribute more."
At HONDERICH's request, there will be a cremation, after which the family will hold a small private gathering to celebrate his life.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
BARNES, Madeline
Fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Madeline died peacefully and joyfully after a brief illness at St. Michael's Hospital on November 26th, 2005. Loving wife of James BARNES (deceased), and mother of John (Margaret), James (Julianna), Mary Anne, Theresa SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER (Jack), Monica VALLOR (Bruce), and Madeline (Jack ATKINSON.) Loving sister of Fr. Merlin DONOVAN, C.S.s.R. (deceased,) Marguerite BOYLE (Joseph,) Monica DONOVAN and Sr. Rosemarie DONOVAN, O.L.M. Dear cousin of Fr. Thomas CARR, C.S.s.R., Aileen and Frank (all deceased) and Ellen COLE (Mart.) Proud Nana of fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Madeline will be missed by her nieces and nephews and her many dear Friends, including members of St. Brigid's Parish and residents of the St. Clair-O'Connor Community Centre. Visitation will be at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, 1871 Danforth Avenue, between the hours of 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28th. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Brigid's Church at 10: 45 a.m on Tuesday, November 29th with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Madeline's name to OurLady's Missionaries, 2 Leander Court, Toronto, Ontario M4B 2W1. "God loves man's lamplights better than His own bright stars."

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-04 published
RANIERI, Louise Marie (née McNICOL)
After a short illness, on December 3, 2005, in her 71st year. Loving wife of 51 years to Philip, dearest Mom of Cindy RANIERI- ATKINSON, Philip, Brent, Lauralea SPINA (Larry) and Lynnanne. Loving Nana to Jennifer, William, Jenessa, Taylor, Nicole, Michael, Jade, Carley and Carson. Private family service. If you wish, donations to Hill House Hospice. Nana, we love you!

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
ATKINSON, F. Cavan
With his family by his side, on December 7th, 2005, at the age of 83. Cavan, husband of Peggy for 50 years. Father of Cathy (Michael BROWN,) Liz (Jeff ANDERSON,) and Karen. Grandfather of Ben, Cody, Carly, Amanda, Matthew and Garrett. Brother of Douglas and his wife Janet, and their sons Jeffrey, John, Ross and Stuart. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Sunday, December 11th from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 12th, at 1: 00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-18 published
DUNLOP, Frances Catherine (née ATKINSON)
Passed away peacefully on December 16, 2005 at Trillium Health Care Centre, Mississauga, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Leslie (1991.) Beloved mother of Joan DUNLOP and Peggy ARCHER and her husband Douglas. Loving grandmother of Anjanette (Anjie) KENT, Jennifer BUTTS, Robert ANDERSON and his wife Karen, Erin GIBSON and her husband Sean and their son Elliot, and Cameron ARCHER. Great-grandmother of Kane HERON. Sister of Alma McLEOD and the late Andrew ATKINSON. She will be greatly missed by her niece and nephews. A long time employee of Peel Memorial Hospital for over 60 years and a dedicated member of St. Paul's United Church, Brampton. Friends may call Resting at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, 905-451-2124, on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ward Chapel on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to francesdunlop@wardfh.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
ATKINSON, Robert " Bobby"
Passed away on Wednesday, December 21st, 2005, in his 68th year. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Pansey. Bobby will be missed by his entire family. Friends may call at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Thursday, December 29th, for a funeral service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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