BANDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
DIRSTEIN, Bruce Emke
Born in Chesley, Ontario, April 19, 1927, passed away at the Guelph General Hospital, Thursday, January 20, 2005, in his 78th year. Predeceased by his parents Reuben and Elizabeth DIRSTEIN. Survived by; sisters Blanche WILSON of Etobicoke and Jean DIRSTEIN (Frank KLUCSARTIS) of Rockwood, brothers Gerald (Ruth) of Waterloo and Bob (Robert Ardner) of Mexico (formerly from Toronto) and close friend Ivica BAN of Toronto. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Bruce worked for Desilu Productions in Hollywood, California for several years as well as an Interior Decorator in Toronto, associated with Dirstein and Weale Interiors and previously worked with his brother Robert Dirstein and Partners. Funeral service will be held at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph Saturday, January 22, 2005, at 2: 30 p.m. with the Reverend Lynne BANDY officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Interment Chesley Memorial Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated.
(Wall-Custance 519/822-0051; www.wallcustance.com)

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BANDZIERZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-10 published
Week Of Remembrance: Henryk JEDWAB, Commando (1918-2005)
Intrepid Polish Canadian fought the Germans all the way from his native land to the slopes of Monte Cassino
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, November 10, 2005, Page S9
Ottawa -- Henryk JEDWAB and his machine-gun crew looked through the mist at the killing ground beyond their defensive position. It was 4: 45 a.m. on September 1, 1939, and 62 German divisions one million soldiers -- were poised to attack an apprehensive yet defiant Poland.
Suddenly, Mr. JEDWAB, an officer cadet with the 84th Polesie Rifles, saw enemy soldiers running toward him. He and his men were dug in on the River Warta, near Wielen, in southwestern Poland.
"Here [came] the mighty Germans in a moment that will be long in my memory as Henryk JEDWAB, looking at the enemy, forgot he had a tongue in his mouth. [My soldiers] looked at me and finally, almost [at] the last moment, I got one word out: Fire!" wrote Mr. JEDWAB 60 years later.
"I think the most surprised were the Germans, but it was too late for them. My machine gun fired and did a very good job. Ammunition was not wasted. When I met with my commanding officer [later] and was highly [praised] for 'coolness under fire,' I answered only, 'Sir, to the glory of the country.' It was the biggest lie of my life. Could I tell him I was so scared that I was speechless? Never again in my life [was] I so scared. Once you start the killing, you realize that it's either you or him so you decide to be fast and shoot first -- that is the secret of survival."
After his dramatic baptism of fire, things went rapidly from bad to worse for Mr. JEDWAB and the Polish army. The Germans were vastly superior in both numbers and firepower -- the Poles had only 40 divisions, including 100 antiquated tanks -- but Mr. JEDWAB and his regiment kept fighting, suffering heavy losses during the 30-day war.
To support Poland, France and Britain declared war on Germany on September 3, but, by September 9, Mr. JEDWAB and the 30th Division was finished. Ten days later, he arrived at the Romanian border and made for France with little or no food, papers or money. On May 10, 1940, he found himself fighting the German army a second time. After shooting down a Stuka dive-bomber and winning a Croix de Guerre with two stars, Mr. JEDWAB was in Paris when the Germans entered it on June 13, "they as conquerors and me again as a 'Polish tourist,' trying my luck somewhere else and wondering when the tide will turn, how long you may run and where to."
Mr. JEDWAB made his way over the Pyrenees to Spain, where he was beaten by police; he then returned to France. He and some Friends tried again. Their goal was to reach Britain and continue to fight. "This time, we decided to ride to Madrid by train, but hiding underneath it on the axles. Not very comfortable, but free and safe, with the exception of the inconvenience that over the axles are the toilets and they are used, and unpaying passengers have no right to complain."
After arriving in Britain, Mr. JEDWAB spent a few months drilling on the parade square and languished in an army prison for hitting a superior officer. He then volunteered for the Special Operations Executive, which was parachuting agents into German-occupied France to create havoc. For a year, he worked behind enemy lines and then escaped back to England and joined a commando force in early 1942.
Arek BANDZIERZ of Ottawa trained for almost a year with Mr. JEDWAB. "You couldn't miss him; he was boisterous, quite self-assured. You notice people like that. He was a good soldier, people looked up to him. He was bursting with all kinds of knowledge, but he couldn't talk about his exploits with Special Operations Executive."
Despite his overwhelming love for his country, Mr. JEDWAB often thought he was fighting not just the Germans, but Polish anti-Semitism as well. As a Polish citizen who happened to be Jewish -- his well-to-do family had lived in Poland for 200 years -- he suffered insults and fights on a regular basis.
After intensive training, his commando unit, which was completely Polish, was sent to Italy to join the British 8th Army in December of 1943. On January 17-18, 1944, they attacked across the Garigliano River. A few hours later, during a German counterattack, Mr. JEDWAB displayed characteristic leadership and valour when he grabbed a Bren gun and drove off the enemy, "managing to kill all the attacking Germans, including their sergeant, who, however, prior to dying, [threw] a grenade, which wounded me. My head wound is not too deep but caused a lot of bleeding."
For that action, Mr. JEDWAB received Poland's Cross of Valour.
On May 17, 1944, Mr. JEDWAB and his commandos, now part of the 2nd Polish Corps, were thrown into a five-month battle for Monte Cassino, a mountainous stronghold that dominated Highway 6 to Rome. The Poles were ordered to attack the adjacent Colle San Angelo, which had to be taken before the Allies could assault Monte Cassino itself.
Climbing up and down rocky ridges under fierce artillery and mortar fire, Mr. JEDWAB took command after his section suffered four casualties. The Germans counterattacked and regained the Colle, but the Poles took it back, except the summit. Two days later, the Germans finally withdrew.
Mr. JEDWAB never forgot Monte Cassino, one of the fiercest campaigns of the war. "[Bodies] were entangled in a deadly embrace everywhere. The air was full of the stench of rotting bodies. That was Monte Cassino, where today visitors have not the slightest idea of the feelings or thoughts or terror of those who lived through it."
During the Italian campaign, his troop lost 18 killed and 70 wounded, an 80-per-cent casualty rate. For their heroism, its soldiers were awarded 114 Polish decorations. Over all, nearly 200,000 Poles fought in the Polish armed forces in the West. But their enormous contribution to the war effort did not spare them from a cruel snub: No Polish representatives were invited to the victory parade held in London after the war in Europe ended.
In June of 1945, Mr. JEDWAB met his first wife, Irena, in Italy, where she was a Polish officer in the 317th Transport Company. They were married five months later after a "stormy" courtship. "Somehow, a bond developed instantly. I found that I am happy to be in her company. We lived... as the most happy couple," Mr. JEDWAB said. Irena died on August 9, 1978.
After earning a degree in textile engineering, Mr. JEDWAB brought his family to Canada from Britain in 1950. Over the next five decades, he became a prominent executive in the textile industry.
Henryk JEDWAB was born on April 15, 1918, in Kalisz, Poland. He died of a heart attack on September 14, 2005, in Ottawa. He was 87. He leaves his daughter Elizabeth and his second wife, Bozena. He was predeceased by his first wife, Irena, and his brother Jakob.

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BANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-17 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Olive M.
Olive M. WHITE/WHYTE, suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria South Street Campus on Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Allan WHITE/WHYTE. Loving mother of Donna and her husband Gregg KRICORISSIAN of Ottawa, Anne and her husband Louie GRECO of Calgary, and daughter-in-law Carolien BANE and her husband Pat of Saint Marys. Predeceased by her son Keith. Dear grandmother of Sandra, Jamie and Paul WHITE/WHYTE, Ryan and Julie KRICORISSIAN, Jordan, Aaron and David GRECO. Sister of Mabel McINTOSH of St. Marys, Ruth EVANS of London and the late Gordon and Jim EVANS. Sister-in-law of Louise and Jean EVANS both of Saint Marys. Survived by her many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Olive will be sadly missed by her family and Friends whom she so dearly loved. They will lovingly remember this small woman with a big heart and wonderful sense of humour. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, March 19 at 1: 30 p.m. Private interment Saint Marys Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the New St. James Presbyterian Church Tower Roof Restoration Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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BANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-12 published
SINCLAIR, Violet (formerly BANFIELD)
Peacefully, at Bayview Extendicare, Toronto, on Thursday, February 10, 2005, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfrid SINCLAIR and William BANFIELD. Loved stepmother of Joyce (Clark) FORSTER and beloved grandmother of Brian, Gail and James and great-grandmother of Lindsay. Dear sister-in-law of Jean BANFIELD and loved aunt of Bruce and Heather BANFIELD and Elizabeth INGRAM of Rathfrieland, Northern Ireland. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 16th. Service in the chapel on Thursday, February 17th at 11 o'clock. If desired, donations in Violet's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101 Toronto M4S 3B1.

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BANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
SINCLAIR, Violet (formerly BANFIELD)
Peacefully, at Bayview Extendicare, Toronto, on Thursday, February 10, 2005, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfrid SINCLAIR and William BANFIELD. Loved stepmother of Joyce (Clark) FORSTER and beloved grandmother of Brian, Gail and James and great-grandmother of Lindsay. Dear sister-in-law of Jean BANFIELD and loved aunt of Bruce and Heather BANFIELD and Elizabeth INGRAM of Rathfrieland, Northern Ireland. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 16th. Service in the chapel on Thursday, February 17th at 11 o'clock. If desired, donations in Violet's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto M4S 3B1.

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BANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
BANFIELD, Esley
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital, on Friday, April 8, 2005. Esley loving wife of the late Ormand BANFIELD. Dear mother of Ken, Anitha and Allen. Cherished grandmother of Leona, Nathan, Marcia and Phillip. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
DAVIDSON, Eileen Mary " Betty"
Retired Revenue Canada employee. Peacefully at the Toronto East General Hospital on Sunday August 7th 2005 at the age of 82. Loving wife of the late James DAVIDSON. Devoted mother of Shirley and husband Tom, James and wife Sheila and John and wife Stephanie. Loving grandmother of Tracey, Jimmy, Neil, Geoff and Heather. Caring great grandmother of Cheyenne, Tianah and Kim. Sister of Jack and Babs BANFIELD, Adelaide MILLS, Bobbie and Paul MARTIN and the late Maureen WRIGGLESWORTH. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada would be appreciated. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jacinta MEHARCHAND and staff of the Toronto East General Hospital Oncology Department.

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BANGAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-06 published
BRUNTON, Alfred
At the Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, December 5, 2005. Alfred BRUNTON of Tara in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late former Doris DALGARNO. Dear father of Keith of Tara and Dawn SHARMA of Hanover. Devoted grampa to Andrew BRUNTON, Celyn and Dawnyca SHARMA. Dearly remembered by sisters Bernice FUNSTON and Louise BROADFOOT, sister-in-law Jean DALGARNO and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary BRUNTON, sisters-in-law Blanche CUNNINGHAM, Rena BANGAY, their husbands and brother-in-law Ross DALGARNO. A Memorial Service will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Tara, in two weeks, on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. (Cremation). As expressions of sympathy donations to the Knox Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated. Alf died as he had lived! Still with his sense of humour and very positive about everyone's efforts as we cared for him. He's now with Doris just as he has wanted for the past year. Condolences may be expressed online at www.pauleaglesonfuneralhome.com (519-934-2210).

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BANGAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
CROSSMAN, Joan Vivian (née BANGAY)
71, of Halifax, passed away after a lengthy illness February 28, 2005 at the QE II Health Sciences Centre. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Earl (Floyd) and Cora (BILLARD) BANGAY. Loving mother of Susan and Stephen CROSSMAN. Sister to Robert (Bob) BANGAY and Nancy PAUZÉ. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched, especially by her daughter and granddaughter, Melissa FISHMAN of Toronto, whom she adored but never got the chance to meet. No visitation by request. A service will be held in the chapel of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax and in Toronto, at a later date. A heartfelt thanks to all of the doctors and nurses on 8.1 at the QE II for their care and concern during her final hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice. E-mail condolences: scarboroughsue@hotmail.com

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BANGAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
CROSSMAN, Joan Vivian (née BANGAY)
Passed away in Halifax, at age 71, on February 28, 2005. A Memorial Service will be held at the Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive (first lights east of the D.V.P., off Lawrence), on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2 p.m.

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BANGHART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-24 published
LASHBROOK, Louise (née MARSHALL)
Louise LASHBROOK of Greenwood Court, 90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 22, 2005, in her 90th year. Born in Sparta on June 20, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Harry MARSHALL and the former Myrtle BANGHART. Louise was a long time resident of London and moved to Stratford in 2001. She had taught school in London for most of her life and was very active in Wesley-Knox, Byron and Colborne Street United Churches. She was an avid bridge player. Beloved wife of Ralph Edward LASHBROOK for 62 years. Dear mother of Nancy and husband John PATTERSON of Stratford. Special nana to Tom PATTERSON, Dr. Wendy MARTIN and Julie PATTERSON. Also special nana to Heather, Jeff and Clarissa DIAMOND. Predeceased by grand_sons Brook and Ted PATTERSON. Dear sister of Barbara and husband Harry SING of London. Also survived by sisters-in-law Del MARSHALL and Christine GAYDOS both of London and several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by a brother Charles MARSHALL. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and Friends may call at Greenwood Court Chapel, 90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford on Tuesday, September 27th from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Reverend Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA of Central United Church, Stratford and Reverend David CARROTHERS of Colborne Street United Church, London will officiate. Interment of cremated remains will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Greenwood Court or L'Arche Stratford through the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford at 1-519-271-5062.

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BANGHART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-19 published
SEYMOUR, Laura Lee
In loving memory of Laura Lee SEYMOUR, born August 14, 1952, died November 16, 2005. Daughter of the late Herbert SEYMOUR. Survived by her mother Lorraine BANGHART, brother Glen SEYMOUR (Betty) and her two nephews Mark and Austin.

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BANGMA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
BANGMA, Claire Elizabeth
(Dedicated member of St. Luke's Presbyterian Church) Gone to be with her Lord on Friday, June 3, 2005, at Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa, after a brief battle with cancer, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Art BANGMA. Loving mother of Jeffrey and his wife Sandra BANGMA, Rhonda and her husband Tim FAIRBARN and Nancy and her husband Adriaan SIZOO. Devoted and cherished Gramma of Lauren, Ryan, Shannon, Ashley, Brandon and Kirsten. Relatives and Friends may call at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 333 Rossland Rd. W. (at Park Rd. N.), Oshawa on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BANGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-21 published
BANGS, James Smith
While recovering from a recent heart attack, passed away peacefully at his home on June 18th, 2005. He was 71 years old. Beloved husband of the late Sally BANGS. Left to cherish his memory are his three children and their spouses, James M. BANGS and Terry LEIGH, Jacquelyn R. MICHAL and Ronald E., Daniel R. BANGS and Leia M.; his grandchildren, Jonathan MICHAL, Christopher MICHAL, Amanda MICHAL, Justin MacLEAN, Alexandra BANGS, Madison BOOTH.
Visitation from Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street, Burlington, (905) 637-5233, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Jim always looked for and found the best in others. He was a devoted and loving husband, a gentle and caring father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. His strong Christian faith was the cornerstone of his life, giving him strength and comfort. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4.
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BANGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
BANGS, James Smith
While recovering from a recent heart attack, passed away peacefully at his home on June 18, 2005. He was 71 years old. Beloved husband of the late Sally BANGS. Left to cherish his memory are his three children and their spouses, James M. BANGS and Terry LEIGH, Jacquelyn R. MICHAL and Ronald E., Daniel R. BANGS and Leia M.; his grandchildren, Jonathan MICHAL, Christopher MICHAL, Amanda MICHAL, Justin MacLEAN, Alexandra BANGS, Madison BOOTH. Visitation from Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street, Burlington, 905-637-5233, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Jim always looked for and found the best in others. He was a devoted and loving husband, a gentle and caring father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. His strong Christian faith was the cornerstone of his life, giving him strength and comfort. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4.

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BANIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
WILSON, Mary Anne (née BANIK)
On September 16, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer, has finally been laid to rest in her 52nd year. Mary Anne is survived by her daughters Katherine, Suzanne and Helen Anne, her parents Michael and Anne BANIK, her brother Robert, sister-in-law Roxy and nephew Greg. Mary Anne will be greatly missed by her many family and Friends. Visitation will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1535 South Gateway Road (at Dixie), Mississauga, 905-602-1580, on Sunday, September 18th from 5-8 p.m. and Monday, September 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at The Simple Alternative on Tuesday, September 20th at 10: 30 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial to take place at Glendale Memorial Gardens following the reception.

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BANJO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
BOYD, Margaret (WINGER)
(Manager Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Nobleton Branch) Peacefully, at home, on Friday, November 11, 2005, after a three year battle with cancer, Margaret WINGER, in her 61st year, beloved wife of George BOYD, Nobleton. Loving mother of Janice BOYD, Bolton; Jeffrey BOYD and Tonia FLEMING/FLEMMING, Brampton. Cherished grandmother of Kurtis and Austin BOYD. Dear sister of Shirley EDWARDS and Bernard COOK, Norman (deceased) and Gertrude WINGER, Barbara (deceased) and Jack (deceased) BANJO, Melvin WINGER, Verna and John TRAYNOR, George and Alverna WINGER. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Sunday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, November 14 at 2 o'clock. Interment Nobleton Community Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Health Centre, Oncology Department, 30 The Queensway, Toronto M6R 1B5. Condolences for the family may be offered at: www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-20 published
CAMMIDGE, Laura Catherine (HOFFMAN)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton, on Sunday, June 18th, 2005. Laura (HOFFMAN) CAMMIDGE, of Wiarton, in her 90th year, beloved wife of Carl CAMMIDGE. Dear sister of Evelyn ALLAN, of Georgetown; Dorothy CARLETON, of Rockwood; Vicki (Fred) BAXTER, of Wiarton; Gloria BANK, of Apple Valley, California Gordon (Nicoline) and Carman (Gail) both of Sault Ste. Marie, Ted, of Southriver and Gerald, of Brampton. Sister-in-law of Dorothy COLLINS of Wiarton. Predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie CRAIG and Marion WELSH and three brothers, William, Albert and Ronald. The funeral service will be held at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2: 30 p.m., with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the time of service. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Friends of Gateway would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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BANKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
BANKES, Verne A.
Peacefully at the Dearness Home on Tuesday May 10, 2005. Verne A. BANKES in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Viola BANKES (1996.) Dear father of Marie and her husband Gar HART, Harold and his wife Joan, all of London, and Ed and his wife Wendy of Mossley. Predeceased by son John (2000). Father-in-law of Marilynn. Loved by 9 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild. Verne was a longtime employee of Canadian Pacific Railway. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Saturday May 14, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. BANKES.

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BANKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
BANKES, John
With Love and warm memories of John BANKES, who passed away on June 5, 2000
Thoughts of happy times together,
Are the memories that last forever,
In our hearts you will always be,
Just a smile and a whisper away.
Sadly missed by wife Marilynn, Rick, Sherry and their families.

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BANKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-15 published
SHAW, Leala Vivian (formerly NEILSON, née HUGHSON)
Age 88 of Dresden passed away Monday November 14, 2005 at Thamesview Lodge Chatham. She was born in Chatham Township daughter of the late William and Louise HUGHSON. She was a member of Dresden Quilting Club and a member and Past District Deputy Grand President of Rebekah Lodge #322 Dresden. She is predeceased by her first husband William NEILSON in 1969. Surviving is her second husband Clayton SHAW; step-daughters: Judy and Bev BODKIN of Thamesville, Joanne and Dawson BROOKS of LaRonge, Saskatchewan., Mary Jane and Rick BANKES of Port Colborne and Patricia McGOWAN of R.R.#7 Dresden 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; a sister Dorothy GOW of Blenheim; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two brothers Alvin and Garnet HUGHSON and a step-daughter Janice SMITH. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12 p.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Sandra FOGARTY officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Rebekah Lodge #322 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Canadian Cancer Society or Chatham-Kent Lung Association may be made by cheque and left at the funeral home.

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BANKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-02 published
SMITH, Harold Wesley
At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, Harold Wesley SMITH of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Stella G. (MIDDAUGH) SMITH. Dear father of Elizabeth Jane "Betty" BANKES of London. Dear brother of Lloyd SMITH and his wife Marg of London. Predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Orville SMITH and his sisters Beatrice HOWE and Irene BOYSE. Dear brother-in-law of Ivan HOWE of Ingersoll, Mary SMITH, Muriel SIFTON and Marg MIDDAUGH all of London. Also loved by his grand_son Jason BANKES of London and missed by many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be conducted in the chapel. of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, December 2nd. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BANKS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-10-19 published
BANKS, Isabella Hannah Marshall - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In the Estate of Isabella Hannah Marshall BANKS
All Persons having claims against Isabella Hannah Marshall BANKS, late of Village of Shelburne, County of Dufferin who died on July 3, 2005, are required to file particulars of their claim with the undersigned Solicitors for the Executor not later than the day of November 11, 2005, after which date the estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Dundalk, Ontario, this 13th day of October, 2005.
John L. FERRIS
Box 520
Dundalk, Ontario
N0C 1B0
Solicitors for the Executors
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BANKS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-10-26 published
BANKS, Isabella Hannah Marshall - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
In the Estate of Isabella Hannah Marshall BANKS
All Persons having claims against Isabella Hannah Marshall BANKS, late of Village of Shelburne, County of Dufferin who died on July 3, 2005, are required to file particulars of their claim with the undersigned Solicitors for the Executor not later than the day of November 11, 2005, after which date the estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Dundalk, Ontario, this 13th day of October, 2005.
John L. FERRIS
Box 520
Dundalk, Ontario
N0C 1B0
Solicitors for the Executors
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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-19 published
BRUSH, Marion Eleanor (GEORGE)
In loving memory of a mother, grandmother and dearest friend, Marion Eleanor BRUSH (GEORGE) suddenly passed away on April 15, 2005 at her home in Hamilton. Predeceased by her husband Robert BRUSH (1992) and survived by children Anne and Michael BANKS of Strathroy, Teresa BRUSH of London and Craig BRUSH of Strathroy. Sadly missed and forever loved by her grandchildren Ashleigh, Sean, Samantha, Robert, Austin and Courtney. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 21 at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig at 11 a.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment of cremains in Nairn Cemetery. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service. A donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Marion will be gratefully appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Marion BRUSH.

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
BANKS, Ernest D.
Peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, Ernest D. BANKS of London in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Shirley BANKS (WHEATLEY.) Dear father of Gail (Wayne) JEFFREY, Rick (Lindsey) BANKS both of London and Nicholas BANKS of Toronto. Stepfather of Robert (Brenda) GIVEN, Kettle Point; Julie (Jim) JULIEN, British Columbia; Brenda BECKER, London; Valerie (John) VISHSCHRAPPER, British Columbia and Bill (Kim) GIVEN, Alberta. Survived by many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Albert (Barb) BANKS Phyllis CHASE both of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Bill (Terri) BANKS, London. Predeceased by his brother Douglas BANKS. Ernest was a member of Korean Veteran, Unit 4 and the Aylmer Legion Branch 81. He will be greatly missed by all his family and many Friends. The funeral service will be conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. (Visitation one hour prior). Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home 652-2020.

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
EVANS, Helen (formerly STANEK)
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Helen EVANS (STANEK) of Lambeth in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the Late Stanley STANEK (1965) and the Late Ross EVANS. Loving mother of Stan STANEK and his fiancée Lori ROADHOUSE of Lambeth. Proud grandma of Chris and his wife Leanne STANEK of Toronto and Jennifer BURGESS- BANKS and her husband Terry BANKS of Glencoe. Dear sister of Caroline WHILLANS of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Victoria ROSS of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Rose GSELL. Predeceased by her brothers Joseph WALZACK and Stanley WALZACK and sisters Josephine GILMORE, Jenny KELLESTINE, Kaye HENRY and Francis KWIATKOWSKI. Several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews also survive. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. then to St. Justin's Roman Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Martin JOHNSTON celebrating. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation gratefully acknowledged. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 3: 30. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday. com.

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-13 published
DEISLEY, Eleanor (née HANSON)
It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Eleanor DEISLEY (née HANSON,) wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, at the age of 71. Survived by best friend and husband William (Bill) DEISLEY; 6 children, Ellen, Terry, Cindy DEISLEY (Tim,) David (Heather) all of London, Bill (Janet) of Ingersoll, and Jim (Denise) of Mount Brydges; 9 grandchildren, Penny, Darryl, Christina, Jason, Carson, Timothy, Melissa, Matthew, Tyler and Emily, and one great-grandchild Noah. Also survived by her sisters Mary MARTIN (Ted) of Oakville, and Beatrice BANKS (Jack) of Norwich. Beloved sister-in-law of Carol ROGERS and Joyce STRICKER (deceased.) Eleanor will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James DEISLEY, and by her sister Jean McCONNEL. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 14th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m., (visitation one hour prior), Rev. Janet HATT of St. Stephen's Memorial Anglican Church officiating. Cremation and interment of ashes, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eleanor are asked to consider the St. Stephens Memorial Anglican Church Building Fund. Do not stand at my grave and weep Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. When you see the sunset fair, I am the scented evening air. I am the joy of a task well done. I am the glow of the setting sun. I am the song that will never end. I am the love of family and friend. I am the child who has come to rest. In the arms of the Father who knows her best. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there I did not die.

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
BANKS, Mary Rose (née CHALK)
Of Saint Thomas, on Friday, December 23, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Henry Edward " Harry" BANKS and dearly loved mother of Carol and her husband Robert HELMER of Sparta, Marilyn and her husband Leonard KALIN of Woodstock and John and his wife Sharyn BANKS of Toronto. Dear sister of Agnes CHALK of Aylmer and Ruth NEWLAND of Tillsonburg. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Calton on December 2, 1915, the daughter of the late Norman and Florence (LIDDLE) CHALK. She has lived in Saint Thomas since 1989 and formerly of London for over 60 years. She was a retired Registered Nurse at Vicitoria Hospital. She was of the Baptist Faith. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Patient Care Bed Program) or the Saint Thomas Public Library (Talking Book Program).

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-28 published
BELL, Evelyn Norma
Former principal with the Toronto Board of Education
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook and Women's College Campus on Saturday, January 22, 2005. Predeceased by her father and mother, Murray and Hazel (MAAS.) Survived by her loving sisters Marlene ALLEN and Marion (Jack GRANT,) dear friend Helen BANKS, eight nieces and nephews, and seventeen great-nieces and nephews. A Worship Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 11: 00 a.m., at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto (corner of Lytton Boulevard and Duplex). Inurnment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eglinton St. George's United Church Music Programme or to the Canadian Cancer Research Society Inc., 305-200 Isabella Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1V7.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
BELL, Evelyn Norma
Former principal with the Toronto Board of Education
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook and Women's College Campus on Saturday, January 22, 2005. Predeceased by her father and mother, Murray and Hazel BELL (McINTYRE,) and sister Beatrice (MAAS.) Survived by her loving sisters Marlene ALLEN and Marion (Jack GRANT,) dear friend Helen BANKS, eight nieces and nephews, and seventeen great-nieces and nephews. A Worship Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 11: 00 a.m., at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto (corner of Lytton Boulevard and Duplex). Inurnment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eglinton St. George's United Church Music Programme or to the Canadian Cancer Research Society Inc., 305-200 Isabella Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1V7.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-29 published
FINDLAY, David Fulton
Retired Detective Sergeant Toronto Police Service was a wonderful man whose smile and laughter warmed a room and touched many souls. David has not left us... he remains in places all around us... the early morning mist, the sun sparkling upon the water... Beloved husband of Eileen Margaret née BANKS, Father of Janice FINDLAY, Terry FINDLAY and Jillinda GREENE. Grandfather of Carly and Taylor GREENE. Loving son in law of Mrs. Ada BANKS, brother in law of Terry and Colleen, Lawrie and Nora, Patty and Peter. David lived his life with a twinkle in his eye and an appreciation for all his blessings. With open arms he welcomed people from every walk of life, and took an interest in their hopes, dreams and goals. In his 75 years David encouraged, supported and influenced many people... just as he appreciated others, we all appreciated and were blessed with his glistening presence in our lives. David is resting at McDougall and Brown 2900 Kingston Road at St. Clair. Viewing Thursday March 31st. 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Friday, April 1st at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to Sunnybrook and Women's Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit... David's favorite charity supporting premature babies and the miracle of life. The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the staff at True Davidson Acres.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-25 published
Mother of 4 gunned down in Toronto nightclub
By James RUSK, Monday, April 25, 2005, Page A1
Last year, four young children tragically lost their father to cancer.
Early yesterday morning, their still-grieving mother, encouraged by Friends to join them at a birthday party, was caught in a frenzy of gunfire outside a North Toronto nightclub.
Livette Olivea MOORE, 26, was killed, leaving three boys and girl, all under 10 years old.
Her distraught father, Amos REID, clutched a photo of his daughter in his arms, struggling under the weight of her death, telling CTV News "she was my daughter and my friend, my daughter and my friend."
"I talked to the Creator this morning, and only he knows what's going on to this young generation," Mr. REID said.
"They've got to change their style. It's not good. It's killing us, big time," he said
Ms. MOORE died when she was caught in the gunfire about 3: 30 a.m. yesterday at a birthday party attended by about 200 people at the Prestige Palace restaurant on Milvan Drive in the Finch Avenue and Weston Road area.
"We've lost a young lady, one of our citizens, that was here to enjoy a party, and she's been gunned down in an early part of her life. It's just disgusting," Detective Wayne BANKS of the Toronto police told reporters outside the nightclub yesterday afternoon.
He said he could not yet explain the crime. "We've obviously had some kind of gunplay that's gone on. We've had a young lady lose her life, and several other people shot. What the motive is or what happened -- it's way too early in the investigation to determine that."
Six other people were also shot in the fracas, and gunfire was still being heard in the vicinity of the club when police and paramedics arrived shortly after 4 a.m., police said in a statement last night.
When the police and paramedics arrived, they found two victims inside the club with gunshot wounds. One of them, Ms. MOORE, died at the scene, while the second was taken to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre with non-life-threatening injuries.
"While the investigation was ongoing, five other victims attended on their own to various Greater Toronto Area hospitals with gunshot wounds. These victims are currently being treated for various injuries, but none are considered to be life threatening," police said.
Police are not releasing the identity of any of the surviving victims.
They are reportedly seeking two suspects in the shooting.
At the same time as the shooting at the Prestige Palace, there was a shooting outside the Film Lounge, a club on Dundas Street West near Spadina Avenue.
A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-20 published
HEFFRON, Kathleen (née CLARK)
"Esteemed Teacher"
In Thornbury on Sunday, June 19, 2005. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) HEFFRON. Deeply loved mother of Joan LAW, Patricia GROVES and Dorris Heffron GAUER. Cherished sister of Dorris BANKS and her husband Fred. Dear mother-in-law of Earl LAW and Don GAUER. Wonderful grandmother to Larissa GILLANDERS (Scott,) Ashley SWAIN (Dan DA COSTA), Susannah E. Heffron GROVES, Apple NEWTON- SMITH (Malcolm JOLLEY), Rain NEWTON- SMITH (Jonathan CLARKE), and step-grandmother to Paddy GAUER and Noelle SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER (Stu). Proud Great Grandmother of ten and counting. A celebration of the life of Kathleen HEFFRON will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Clarksburg on Thursday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian National Institute For The Blind may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street E., Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-16 published
BANKS, Irene L.M. (1951-2005)
Peacefully at Grace Hospice in Winnipeg, Irene BANKS died on November 10, 2005. Irene was born and raised in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, daughter of Evelyn and Roy BANKS and sister of Walter (Laura,) Sheila (Reg) Glennie, and Karen (Dick) McMURRAY. She was predeceased by her father, and is survived by her mother, brother, sisters, and niece and nephews, Katherine and Carleton BANKS, Kelsey, Kyall, Devin GLENNIE.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and certificate with High Honours in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus. Throughout her post-secondary education, which culminated in a Master's Degree in Economics from Queen's University, she received numerous scholarships and awards for academic achievement.
After receiving her degree from Queen's University, Irene worked for the Economic Council of Canada before moving to Winnipeg in 1977, where she began a distinguished career in the Government of Manitoba, serving under Premiers Schreyer, Lyon, Pawley, and Filmon. Initially, Irene was a member of the Cabinet's Planning Secretariat and then joined the Federal-Provincial Relations and Research Division of the Department of Finance, becoming the Department's chief economist, and earning widespread respect from colleagues across Canada and in international capital markets for the professionalism, rigour, candour, and brilliance of her analysis.
Despite a tragic and premature end to her professional career, Irene continued to enjoy what she could in life. She maintained her interest in social issues and supported many organizations dedicated to humanitarian goals. A gracious host, she welcomed many Friends into her home for fine food and stimulating conversation. She had a keen interest in dance, music, literature, and art. Irene also had a wonderful eye for design and had filled her home with small objects of beauty and whimsy from around the world. And most of all, she loved to travel. She took great pleasure in her annual trips to spend the winter months in Puerto Escondido, Mexico where she developed many long-term Friendships.
For the past fifteen years she fought a long and difficult battle. She used every ounce of her formidable intelligence and will to push back against the limitations of her illness, to broaden her options, to live life to the fullest. We are left to honour the memory of her immense courage and determination and to miss our friend, Irene.
At Irene's wish her remains were cremated. Also, at her wish, Friends, family and associates are invited to join together for a memorial service in celebration of her life on Saturday, November 26 at 3: 30 p.m. 3 - 544 Wardlaw Avenue in Winnipeg.
In recognition of the care provided to Irene over the past year, donations may be made to Grace Hospice, in care of Grace General Hospital Foundation, 300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3M7.
Condolences may be emailed to thomsonfh@alderwoods.com. Thomson Funeral Home (204) 783-7211 in Winnipeg.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
BANKS, Rosemary (née LARKIN)
Longtime resident of Lakeview, Ontario. Passed away peacefully with family by her side, after a short and courageous battle with illness on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at the age of 70. Predeceased by her loving husband Harry of 50 years. Devoted and loving mother of Dennis and his wife Jayne, Kathleen (Kathy) and her husband Terry HANES, Eileen and her husband Bob DAVIES, Harry and his wife Nancy. Cherished and loving Nanny of Susie, Sherri, Harry, Melissa, Kimberly and Dennis. Beloved sister of Kitty LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Flo DEMARCO, Jack LARKIN, Bob LARKIN and the late George LARKIN, Alice TASSON, Peggy STARK and Pat LARKIN. Will be sadly missed by her loving family and many Friends and all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at Lakeview Baptist Church, 1405 Alexandra Ave., Mississauga on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 1 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the funeral home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd., 905-278-5546. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peel Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
BELL, Evelyn Norma
Former Principal with the Toronto Board of Education. Died peacefully, at Sunnybrook and Women's College Campus, on Saturday, January 22, 2005. Predeceased by her father and mother, Murray and Hazel (MAAS.) Survived by her loving sisters Marlene ALLEN and Marion (Jack GRANT,) dear friend Helen BANKS, eight nieces and nephews, and seventeen great-nieces and nephews. A Worship Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 11: 00 a.m. at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto (corner of Lytton Blvd. and Duplex). Inurnment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eglinton St. George's United Church Music Programme, or to the Canadian Cancer Research Society Inc., 305 - 200 Isabella Street, Ottawa, K1S 1V7.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
RICHARDSON, Kathleen (née O'DEA)
Suddenly on February 5, 2005. Predeceased by her beloved husband Charles. Loving mother of Judy, Sheila, Kathy, Tom and Mark. Adored grandmother of Chris, Kim, Alex, Charlene, Lisa, Tara and Ryan. Dear sister of Antoinette REILLY, Mary BANKS (deceased) and Patricia ANDERSON (deceased.) Kathleen will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all of her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Our Lady of Lourdes Church (corner of Earl and Sherbourne Sts.) on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
REID, William " Christopher"
Peacefully, at his residence, with his family by his side, on Thursday, February 10, 2005, in his 54th year. Chris, beloved husband of Sharon (BAMBROUGH.) Loving father of Kendell and Shannon. Loved son of Elsie and her late husband William REID. Dear brother of Wendy and her husband Gordon STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Judith and her husband Larry HARVEY, Shirley and her husband Bryan BANKS, Scott and his late wife Lara. Friends may pay their respects at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Morris Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Innisfil Cemetery. Donations in Christopher's memory, to the Durham Region Cancer Centre would be gratefully appreciated. www.morrisfuneralchapel.ca

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
BANKS, Anna Frances (née FORBES)
Died at the Toronto East General Hospital, on Saturday, February 26, 2005, in her 96th year. Loving wife of the late Hugh. Beloved mother to Barbara CLOUGH, Donald and his wife Phyllis, and Edward (predeceased) and his wife Noreen. Remembered by her 5 grandchildren, Cindy, Carol, Martin, Michelle, and Brian, and 5 great-grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters in Canada and the United Kingdom, Sarah BANKS, Bridget BOLTON, William FORBES and his wife Mary, Ellen and Edward FORBES. Predeceased by her brothers Hugh, John, and Patrick, and her sisters Elizabeth WELSH, Mary (Minnie) O'HAGAN, and Rose FROST. Former employee of the Ontario Jockey Club. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Reception after service. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society or the War Amps of Canada and would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
BANKS, Hubert Compton
(Veteran World War 2 and member of Woodbine Heights Branch 22 Royal Canadian Legion). Peacefully in the loving care of his family at St. Michael's Hospital, on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in his 83rd year. Dear son of his late parents Richard and Katherine (REEVES) BANKS. Cherished father of William, Donald and his wife Danete, Irene and Bruce. Proud grandfather of Melissa, Justin, Damara, Nicholas, Tyler and great-grandfather of Adrian. Companion of Mary and brother of Irene and Sadie June. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block east of Donlands Subway) for a memorial service in the chapel on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at one o'clock. Visitation one hour prior to service.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
BANKS, Vera
Peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at her home in the Village of Erin Meadows, Mississauga, Vera BANKS, in her 84th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Al. Loving mother of Randy and his partner Kathy, and Paula and her husband Doug HERON. Loved grandmother of Jonathan, Melissa and Rita. Dear sister of Victor SMITH and his wife Midge. Loving aunt of Jeff, Dan and Greg, and their families. Sadly missed by her family and Friends. A memorial service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
Terrified patrons flee as bullets spray crowd
Widowed mother of 4 shot dead at club
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter, With files from Michelle SHEPPARD
It was to have been a night of joy and laughter, a night to forget a year of sorrow.
Instead it was a night of violence and gunfire that left a young Brampton widow and mother of four small children shot to death on a nightclub floor.
Livvette MOORE, whose husband died from cancer last year, had been struggling to raise her children and balance the demands of a new job. So Friends encouraged the 26-year-old to join them at a birthday party Saturday night at Prestige Palace, a restaurant on Milvan Dr. in North York.
But shortly after 3: 30 a.m., gunmen, who smuggled handguns past security guards at the front door, opened fire, spraying bullets across a room crowded with more than 200 partygoers.
MOORE was caught in the crossfire and died within moments.
A part-owner of the Jamaican-themed nightspot, near Finch Ave. W. and Weston Rd., was critically wounded and taken to Sunnybrook hospital. Five others wounded by stray bullets made it to hospitals on their own.
Police were able to easily identify MOORE. The names and faces of her children -- Jaheel, 10, Chanel, 7, Deandre, 6 and Tyrel, 5 -- were tattooed on her upper right arm.
"It's a tragedy on a tragedy," said Homicide Det. Wayne BANKS, who said shots were still being fired as officers arrived at the scene.
"We've lost a young lady, one of our citizens that was here to enjoy a party. She's been gunned down in the early part of her life and it's just disgusting."
The reaction was all that and more on a dead-end street in a Brampton townhouse complex, where relatives and Friends gathered to mourn MOORE and rally around her children.
"There are four little ones I have to take care of now," said her father, Amos REID, who fought back tears and rubbed at red-rimmed eyes as he spoke of his dead daughter.
"She was my daughter and my friend," he said, leaning on son Kevin for support as he clutched a wrinkled photograph of Livvette.
"She was everything to me.
"I talked to the Creator this morning," he said. "Because only He knows what's going on with this young generation. We've got to change our style. It's not good. It's killing us, big time, big time."
REID, 53, said Livvette didn't drink and had joined Friends at the party to try to find some pleasure as she worked to get over her husband Sean's death.
"She just went out to have fun and then that's how it ended," he said.
"She's good, she's good, she's good, all the way good."
The killing was Toronto's 18th homicide this year. It came two hours before another shooting at a downtown club that wounded an employee of the Film Lounge.
The party at Prestige Palace began Saturday night and carried on into the early hours yesterday morning.
It was billed on flyers as the third annual Birthday Bash for Michelle BLESS, but the club was open to anyone.
Cardboard cutout stars hung from the ceiling; pastel balloons and streamers lined the walls. Mylar balloons filled with helium, one in the shape of a champagne bottle, blew outside in the breeze.
The dance floor was packed when the shooting began. At first, some of the dancers at the nightclub kept moving to the reggae beat, thinking it was just the balloons popping. Then the panic hit.
"Everybody starting running, so I just got caught up in it, everything happened so fast," a 28-year-old woman recalled.
"I ended up basically under a table with a whole bunch of other people and the shots continued to go off. Maybe about six shots or more.
"We were under there for maybe a minute, minute-and-a-half and then everybody got up to run to the door."
witnesses: said gunfire continued outside in the parking lot as police arrived. The window of a car parked in front of the two-storey strip plaza where the club is located was shattered by a bullet.
Bill BLAIR, who is to be sworn in as Toronto's new police chief tomorrow, talked to investigators at the scene.
One man who arrived as other patrons were fleeing said he didn't think twice. "It's common sense," he said. "You see girls running and guys running.
"Are you going to go and stand? You get out of there, too."
A regular partygoer said the usual security staff weren't working the club for the party.
"They had to bring in at the last minute a new set of security guards," he said. "So a certain set of people come and see an opportunity and take it... to get in with their weapons.
"The regular security know who to search and where to search."
He said a handful of "idiots" regularly show up at dances and parties with weapons but are turned away by security guards.
"They're kids, they're young punks, 19 or 20," he said. "They drink all day and smoke all day and go out at night looking for trouble.
"It's just a small portion of the community and they make it bad for everybody else."
Another partygoer said security guards at the door were looking in bags and patting down some people, but there were no metal detectors.
"I just want to know how the killer feels," said one teenager who left the club in a cab after running from the shooting, too scared to collect her car in the parking lot.
"Were those shots meant for her? How could he do that?"
Also yesterday, Toronto police were investigating a shooting at the Film Lounge club just before 5 a.m. A 33-year-old employee was shot as he stood outside the club on Dundas St. W. near Beverley St.
A year ago, a bouncer was shot at the after-hours bar. A few weeks earlier a Kitchener teenager had died after taking ecstasy there.
Yesterday, an off-duty paramedic treated the victim before he was taken to hospital for surgery. He is expected to survive. Police said the shooting took place at the club entrance.
In Halton, police made a quick arrest yesterday in the region's first homicide of the year after a 45-year-old Acton resident was stabbed to death Saturday night. A 44-year-old man was arrested after a fight at a Maria St. home. Police said he knew the victim.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-05 published
LUFFMAN, Helen
Peacefully, at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Friday, June 3, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Scott LUFFMAN. Adored aunt of Virginia BANKS. Predeceased by her brother Stanley BANKS. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 6, 2005 at Park Lawn Cemetery at 3 o'clock.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
HEFFRON, Kathleen (née CLARK)
"Esteemed Teacher" In Thornbury on Sunday, June 19, 2005. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) HEFFRON. Deeply loved mother of Joan LAW, Patricia GROVES and Doris Heffron GAUER. Cherished sister of Dorris BANKS and her husband Fred. Dear mother-in-law of Earl LAW and Don GAUER. Wonderful grandmother to Larissa GILLANDERS (Scott), Ashley SWAIN (Dan DA COSTA), Susannah E. Heffron GROVES, Apple NEWTON- SMITH (Malcolm JOLLEY), Rain NEWTON- SMITH (Jonathan CLARKE) and step-grandmother to Paddy GAUER and Noelle SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER (Stu). Proud Great-Grandmother of ten and counting. A celebration of the life of Kathleen HEFFRON will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Clarksburg on Thursday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian National Institute For The Blind may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street East, Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
BECKLEY, Mary Loraine (née SANDERSON)
Mary, in her 94th year on July 12th, 2005 at Versa Care Centre, Uxbridge. Born in Brantford Township, eldest daughter of Lawrence SANDERSON and Bessie RUTHERFORD. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bert in 1996; and her sister Joyce in 2003. Survived by her brother Richard (Dick) SANDERSON (Marjorie) and brother-in-law John STAPLES, nieces and nephews Robert SANDERSON (Francine,) Alex LAWRENCE (Ann), Phyllis MALETTE (Paul), Joy O'MALLEY (Jim), Lloyd BECKLEY (Joan,) Joan BANKS (Frank,) Reg WOOD (Doreen,) Valerie DAINTON (Les), and others, many great- and great-grand-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, Loraine's request is to please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905-852-3073).

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-17 published
AUCOIN, Louise " Wheezy"
Suddenly, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Saturday, July 16, 2005, in her 48th year. Predeceased by her parents Veneda and Joseph AUCOIN. Loving sister of Helen (late Ron BANKS), Bernie (Jana), Lisa (Antoine), Odette (Brian EMMELL), Johanne, and Sylvie. Louise leaves behind good Friends Nancy MYERS and Rob IRVINE, and many nieces, nephews and great-nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford, for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m., followed by cremation. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
BANKS, Albert Lorne
At the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Thursday, July 28th, 2005 at the age of 80. Husband of Margaret, father of Lorne and Michael (Brenda) and loving grandfather of Lorne. The family would like to express their grateful thanks to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Dr. HAUKIJOA and the wonderful nursing staff at the Northumberland Hills Hospital. Cremation has taken place, and the family will be holding a private family service. If desired, donations may be made by cheque to the Northumberland Humane Society. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
SEYMOUR, Catherine
Peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 27, 2005, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Mickey. Devoted mother of Joan BUCKLES (Bill) of California, John (Rita) and Judy. Loving grandmother of Tom (Debra), Steven and Terry (Linda) and great-grandmother of four. Sister-in-law Kay will be sadly missed by Joan BANKS and Joe SEYMOUR (June.) Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy, Jessie and brother Roy FUTA. Auntie Kay will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street (near Dundas) on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral on Thursday 9: 30 a.m. and then to Saint Mary's Church (Bathurst and Adelaide) for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Prayers on Wednesday 7: 30 p.m. In memory of Catherine's life, donations to the Mt. Sinai Foundation would be appreciated by her family. www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
McKENZIE, Sarah " Hawley" Fyfe
Peacefully after a short illness in her 92nd year on Friday, December 23, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Edwin McKENZIE, sister Mary SNELGROVE and brothers Elgin and Wilfrid BANKS. Fondly remembered by nephews and nieces David SNELGROVE (Nancy,) Leslie MARTEL (Peter), John BANKS (Marjorie), Jim BANKS (Anne), Linda BANKS and Steven BANKS. Also by her 8 great-nieces and nephews, 3 great-great-nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law Doris BANKS. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. in the Chapel of Leisureworld Nursing Home (1000 Ellesmere Road, Toronto). In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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