BARSZO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
LEDREW, Dorothy Wallace (formerly WALLACE, née McLARTY)
(August 6, 1911-August 4, 2005)
Peacefully, on Thursday, August 4, 2005, at Sheridan Villa in Mississauga, Dorothy LEDREW, in her 94th year. Daughter of the late Dan McLARTY and Sarah Jeanette EADIE. Beloved first wife of Harry WALLACE (deceased) of Thamesford and third wife of George LEDREW (deceased) of St. Catharines. Mother of Barbara June Wallace ALBU of Montreal, grandmother of Jennifer Lee Albu BARSZO of Mississauga and Michael Andrew ALBU of Montreal and great grandmother of Krista BARSZO, Natasha BARSZO, Catherine ALBU and William ALBU. Predeceased by her brother Stuart McLARTY and sister Marjorie SALTON (McLARTY.) Informal service will be held in the Chapel at the Tallman Funeral Home, 3277 King St. in Vineland on Saturday, August 13th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment will follow at Niagara Lake Shore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favourite charity (or Oxfam) in her name. Pallbearers will be Michael ALBU, Donald SALTON, Robert SALTON, Robert McLARTY, Gerald McLARTY, Krista BARSZO and Natasha BARSZO.

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BART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
BART, Bernice
In memory of my dear Mom, Bernice, who passed away April 30, May the winds of Heaven blow gently,
On the quiet and peaceful spot,
Where the one we love is sleeping,
And never be forgotten,
Though her smiles are gone forever,
And her hands we cannot touch,
Still we have so many memories,
Of the one we love so much,
"See you somewhere in dreamland".
Miss you so much. Love from your daughter, Bonnie and family.

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BART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-14 published
ROSEN, Jack
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jack ROSEN at the age of 78 after a long and brave confrontation with a lengthy illness. Beloved husband of Honey ROSEN who was his constant and loyal companion, confidante and best friend throughout his life and illness. Jack cherished his three children Judy ROSEN (Chris BART,) Shelley ROSEN (Richard MOOR) and Allan (Lisa.) He was extremely proud of his twelve grandchildren, Kyle and Roberta FOSTER, Michelle FOSTER and Brent CLIFFORD and Jonathan FOSTER, Rafi and Gabriel MOOR, Matthew, Noah, Izaak, Alexander, and Max ROSEN and three step-grandchildren, Madeleine, Veronica and Miriam BART. Their amazing Zaidi was extremely delighted in celebrating the birth of his first great-grandchild, Coen FOSTER. As a doting father and grandfather, Jack provided the kind of comfort, advice and encouragement that enriched their lives and made them strong. He was the proud son of the late Israel and Rose ROSEN. Jack was born in Russia and was raised from infancy in Canada with his three sisters Eve GORDON (Jack,) Edythe BLACKSTEIN (the late Sam,) Sue FELDMAN (Mike) and his late brother, Percy ROSEN (Linda.) An accomplished businessman, Jack and his late brother Percy and brother-in-law Jack joined his late father, Israel ROSEN in the family business, I. Rosen and Sons, and built it to become one of Ontario's premier recycling businesses. One of his many accomplishments was conceiving and pioneering the now famous 'blue box' curbside recycling program which is used for curbside recycling in millions of homes around the world. For this achievement and many others, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario. Jack was a selfless and often anonymous benefactor for countless charitable causes and individuals. He was a past president of Beth Jacob Synagogue. He was renowned in the Kitchener community as a munificent contributor to major charitable campaigns. He became the first Jewish director of the board of a Catholic hospital in Kitchener (Saint Mary's) and was named an Honorary Director upon his retirement from the Board. Services are Monday, November 14 at 1 p.m. at Beth Jacob Synagogue, 161 Sterling Avenue, Kitchener. The Shiva will be held at 50 Blue Springs Drive, Suite 23, Waterloo. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Jack and Honey Rosen Endowment Fund, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, 416-485-8000 would be greatly appreciated.

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BART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-23 published
CHERNICK, Cecil
On Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Cecil CHERNICK, loving father of Daniel, and Michael. Dear brother of the late Victor CHERNICK. Devoted companion of Agnes BART. Devoted uncle of Harold and Susan NIEMAN, Jack and Linda CHERNICK, and dear uncle to many. A graveside service will be held at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue section on Friday, December 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva 130 Neptune Dr., no. 701 from 1: 00 p.m. daily. If desired, donations may be made to the Cecil Chernick Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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BARTA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-26 published
BAILEY, Clifford " Cliff"
Suddenly with his family by his side at London Sciences Centre-University Hospital, on Sunday, September 25th, 2005. Clifford "Cliff" BAILEY of London in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Christine BAILEY. Dear father of Aaron BAILEY and his wife Kim and Jay BAILEY and Amanda. Beloved "papa" of Machaela and Miles, and Godfather of Leah. Dear son of Mabel BAILEY and the late Arthur BAILEY. Dear son-in-law of Carman and Ellen SMITH. Brother-in-law of Barb and Tony CAPITANO, Brenda SMITH, Gwen and Scott BARTA and Rick SMITH and Jennifer. Special Uncle to Melissa, Sheldon, Courtney, Jordan, Holly, Christopher and Danielle. Dear friend of Lynda and Chas McMANUS. Sadly missed by many cousins from home. Cliff worked for the City of London for 31 years. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being held on Wednesday, September 28th at 1: 00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North.

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BARTASSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
CONWAY, Jennifer (HADDOW)
The family of the late Jennifer (HADDOW) CONWAY would like to take this opportunity to extend their sincere thanks to Father Adam GABRIEL for his kind prayers and ministrations; to Sharon GLISZCZYNSKI, (Jennifer's sister,) Maria AGOSTINELLI (Jennifer's Godmother,) and Angie BARTASSON (family friend) for the beautiful eulogies; to those who sent flowers or other tokens of remembrance to those who called at the funeral home to extend their sympathy to their many kind Friends and neighbours for all their acts of kindness; and to the Catholic Women's League of Holy Angels' Church for the luncheon. Family and Friends were present from Toronto, Montreal, London, Saint Thomas and district.

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BARTELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
KALE, Thomas J.
Peacefully, at Seaforth Community Hospital on Friday, April 1, 2005, Thomas J. KALE of Seaforth, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Bea (LANE) KALE and loving father of Karen and Lance ROBINSON, Victoria, British Columbia, Kevin and Nancy KALE, Seaforth, Larry and Dena KALE, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania., Marvin and Marjiree KALE, White Rock, British Columbia, Marianne and Bill WALT, Mitchell, Margo and Paul BODE, Alymer and Marijo and Jeff McKELLAR, London. Cherished grandfather of Brandy, Logan, Karla, Cameron, Grant, Darren, Monica, Emily, Brad, Jeff, Patrick, Michael, Leslie, Ellen, Clare and Grace. Dear brother of Pat O'REILLY Seaforth, and brother-in-law of Mary Catherine LANE, St. Columban, Rosemary FLANAGAN, Kitchener, Marie and Harvey MITCHELL, Hanover, Evolina LANE, Calgary and Annette BARTELL, Guelph. Predeceased by his parents, Joe and Agnes (STAPLETON) KALE, sister Marion MURRAY and brothers-in-law Frank MURRAY, Lou O'REILLY, Jack LANE, Ken LANE and Ben FLANAGAN. Visitation will be held at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth, on Sunday, April 3 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, April 4 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Lions memorial service will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 8: 30 p.m. Parish prayers will be held Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth on Tuesday, April 5 at 11: 00 a.m. Father Lance MAGDZIAK officiating. Interment St. Columban Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Seaforth Community Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BARTELLO o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-09-30 published
HOWEY, Theresa Marie (née BARTELLO)
Passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Theresa, beloved wife of the late Wayne HOWEY. Loving mother of Trisha, Erik, Kayla and Ryan (pre-deceased). Dear sister of Andy and sister-in-law of Mary. Cherished niece of Valda (Ron) and Andrea. Loving aunt of Stephanie, Lauren and Stephen. Fondly missed by Buddy, Eduardo and the Friday Night - 420 Sisterhood. Predeceased by parents Andy and Kathleen BARTELLO. A funeral service was held at Fawcett Funeral Homes "Collingwood Chapel", 82 Pine Street, on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at 1 p.m. Cremation followed. Donations may be made to the Team for Transplant - Friends giving life (www.teamfortransplant.ca) in Mrs. HOWEY's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family on line by visiting www.fawcett-funeralhomes.com
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BARTELLO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
KENDALL, Betty (née RISEBROUGH)
Peacefully, with family at her side, following a lengthy battle with cancer, on Sunday, August 21st, 2005 at Peterborough Civic Hospital, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon KENDALL (1980). Loving and devoted mother of Gord (Cathy), Bill (Claudia), Lynda (Brian BARTELLO,) Terry (Joanne,) Jo-Anne (Steven YOUNG) and Paul (Shelia). Cherished and loving grandmother of Cheylene, Mike, Caley, Cory, Raymond, Taylor, Blake, Derek, Makenzie and Connor and like a grandmother to Samantha and Michael. Survived by her sisters Beverly and Barbara and brother Karl and predeceased by her brothers Murray and Ken. Betty will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many Friends, nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 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 St. George's Anglican Church, where she and Gordon were married in 1948 (5350 Yonge Street), on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Cremation. Interment, York Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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BARTELS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-23 published
BOON, Everdina (BARTELS)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, Everdina (BARTELS) BOON, of Ingersoll, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Jan BOON (2000.) Dear mother of Maria and her husband Chris RICKER of Thamesford and Francis and his wife Kathy of London. Dear oma of Rebecca and her husband Mike HENDERSON, Rachel RICKER and Nicole, Owen and Carter BOON. Dear sister of Johanna ABRAMS of Brazil, Elizabeth EDERVEEN of Holland, Harry and his wife Agnes BARTELS, Bertha and her husband Joseph RATACZJYK, Hubertus and his wife Leonie BARTELS, Annie and her husband Michel NAVIS, Albert BARTELS, Frans and his wife Janny and Christel and her husband Jacob VOS all of Holland. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. No visitation on Friday. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Sarah FANNING officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BARTELS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
FRIESEN, Emily (née TRUSZINSKI)
Peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at the age of 84. Beloved former wife and friend of Henry FRIESEN. Loving sister to Alma BARTELS of Germany. Cherished aunt of Stefanie (Brad) ORAMA and Hans KRUEGER. Emily will be greatly missed by many other family members and Friends who are too numerous to mention. Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Erskine Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by her family.

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BARTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
BARTEN, Evelyn
In loving memory of a dear mother, Evelyn, who passed away March A smile for all, a heart of gold,
One of the best this world could hold,
Cheerful laughter and a nature so kind,
Such wonderful memories she left behind.
Loved, missed and never forgotten.
Your family.

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BARTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
BARTEN, Nelson Donald
In loving memory of Nelson Donald BARTEN, who passed away on April 13, 2001.
Dad, memory is the precious thread,
That never can be broken.
It binds and ties our hearts as one,
Whenever your name is spoken.
Loved, missed and never forgotten.
The BARTEN family.

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BARTENS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-28 published
Standoff ends when police find body
Highway 21 blocked for about eight hours
By Scott DUNN, Tuesday, June 28, 2005
People who knew Frank KUNKEL were shocked to learn he was found dead, apparently by gunshot in his home, after a lengthy standoff with police that began Sunday evening.
The standoff also forced dozens of Allenford residents to wait for hours behind roadblocks at both ends of the village Sunday night. They went up about 4: 30 p.m., blocking the busy provincial highway, and stayed up until about midnight, by one estimate.
About 50 people waited in the parking lot of Drifters Restaurant Sunday evening for news. There was speculation that KUNKEL must have shot himself, though police have not confirmed his death was suicide.
The Ontario Provincial Police issued a news release saying police responded about 4: 19 p.m. Sunday to a report of an armed, barricaded person on Elizabeth Drive. Ontario Provincial Police negotiators attempted to negotiate with KUNKEL, police said. The Ontario Provincial Police tactics and rescue unit entered KUNKEL's home about 10: 59 p.m. and found him dead “of what appeared to be a gunshot wound,” the statement said.
KUNKEL's body was removed Monday morning from the white stucco two-storey house at the northwest corner of Elizabeth and Highway 21 in Allenford. Forensic investigators attended the scene later in the day.
The Special Investigations Unit, a civilian police investigation agency, is involved because the area was secured by the police at the time, the police news release said.
Two Special Investigations Unit members were at the house Monday morning. Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police detachment commander Mario BARTENS referred all media questions to the Special Investigations Unit. No one from the Special Investigations Unit returned a call from The Sun Times Monday afternoon.
People in Allenford said Monday the 59-year-old KUNKEL they knew smiled easily, always waved and was a “happy-go-lucky” fellow.
KUNKEL, who had worked performing winter maintenance along Highway 21, lived in the house with his wife, Marilyn. They have three grown children, two girls and a boy. Neighbours didn't think the children lived with their parents. One son and one daughter were believed to be among those waiting in the parking lot at Drifters Sunday night.
Neighbour accounts help piece the story together.
Allenford lawyer Richard EVANS lives east of the KUNKELs, about one block away by the United Church. Some time around 2 p.m. or so, he heard what he believed was a gunshot.
Fran GORDON, a realtor, was showing the house next door along Highway 21 to potential buyers about 4 p.m. They were standing on the back deck around 4: 30 p.m. when a neighbour came over and asked them to leave because of a family emergency.
GORDON said it was quiet and all appeared Okay, until she saw Marilyn KUNKEL, whom she's known all her life. “I did see her sitting at the side of the road. And she was hysterical. I saw that.” A neighbour took her away and GORDON left just before police arrived.
One neighbour who spoke to The Sun Times but wouldn't give her name, said KUNKEL drove by on his all-terrain vehicle just 30 minutes before police arrived, waving at his neigbours. “That's why everyone's so shocked because he seemed all right when he came by.&rdquo
She said the KUNKELs “kind of kept to themselves.&rdquo
GORDON said the KUNKELs helped out an elderly neighbour whose house GORDON is selling. The KUNKELs shoveled her snow and kept an eye on her. One of the KUNKEL daughters is due to be married in about one month, GORDON added.
“It's so unexpected, it threw everybody. But I guess you never know what goes on inside, behind closed doors,” said GORDON, who had spoken to the KUNKELs the day before in their yard.
At Drifters on Monday, Pat and Fred DAWSON said they knew the KUNKELs well. Marilyn worked at the restaurant for five years until she quit in March. They dined together and Frank KUNKEL often ate breakfast in the restaurant, at the eastern edge of Allenford.
Fred called Frank KUNKEL “happy-go-lucky” and considers his death “off-the-wall.” KUNKEL was a hunter who owned guns, Fred said. The KUNKELs recently bought all-terrain vehicles and the couple would go four-wheeling with family and Friends. Summers were spent in a trailer at Dreamaker Family Campgrounds, east of Allenford. The KUNKELs seemed at ease, the DAWSONs said.
“When we found out it was them, we were puzzled and a little confused because we just never thought it would be something like that,” Fred said.
Police took over the restaurant as their command post Sunday night. Negotiators used the empty store adjoining the restaurant.
Police officers, including some wearing camouflage with faces darkened with makeup, came and went from the restaurant while about 50 residents waited for hours in the parking lot, in their cars or on the grass across the highway.
About 300 people live in Allenford and many had been out Sunday afternoon. Police told people they couldn't go home because of some unspecified concern involving firearms.
Police helped people who were forced to wait behind the roadblocks.
One Allenford man with a heart condition told police he might need his medication at home. Police offered to go to Owen Sound to get him a new prescription, though it turned out not to be necessary. Police also snuck around Allenford to the back of one house to check on a teenaged girl home alone and found her all right, residents said.
Some people tired of waiting and found their own way home, sometimes on foot through a farm field.

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BARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-24 published
BARTER, Janet (née LEGGETT)
Formerly of Caledon East and Burlington, Ontario, passed away peacefully on January 22nd, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Ernest J. BARTER, dear mother of Shelagh and Patricia LAVOIE (Michel,) cherished grandmother of Danielle (Matthew) and Mélanie (Olivier), and great-grandmother of Louka. Fond memories of her musical talent, her gentle and generous soul and her positive approach to life are a consolation to all who knew and loved her. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of St. Mary's Hospital Palliative Care Unit (Montreal) for their care and compassion. A private ceremony will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences will be gratefully received at www.everlastinglifestories.com.

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BARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
BARTER, Douglas
Peacefully at Versa Care, Uxbridge on Monday, January 10, 2005, in his 53rd year. Precious brother to Ronald and Donna FINKLE of Scarborough, and Kevin and Dale MATTHEWS of Sunderland. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Mildred BARTER and his sister Laureen. Special uncle to Bart TAILOR/TAYLOR, Tracy CURRAN, Krystin, Sheena and Kourtney MATTHEWS and Holly (lick lick.) Resting at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Thursday, January 13, 2005 from 12 noon until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In Doug's memory, donations to Community Care Access Centre, York Region, would be appreciated.

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BARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
BARTER, Janet (née LEGGETT)
Formerly of Caledon East and Burlington, Ontario, passed away peacefully on January 22nd, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Ernest J. BARTER, dear mother of Shelagh and Patricia LAVOIE (Michel,) cherished grandmother of Danielle (Matthew) and Mélanie (Olivier) and great-grandmother of Louka. Fond memories of her musical talent, her gentle and generous soul and her positive approach to life are a consolation to all who knew and loved her. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of St. Mary's Hospital Palliative Care Unit (Montreal) for their care and compassion. A private ceremony will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences will be gratefully received at www.everlastinglifestories.com

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BARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
BARTER, Charles Arthur
It is with great sadness the family announces that Charles died peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Friday, May 13, 2005, in his 85th year. Loving husband for 62 years to Helen (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.) A cherished father to Shielah (Leslie) DUHASKY, Beth (Philip) BARTER, Ian, Rod (Virginia), and Bonnie BARTER. A devoted grandfather to Dean, Alissa, Andrew, Steven, Jennifer, Brian, Robert, Lori, and his four great-grandchildren Christopher, Emily, Lucas, and Clara. Survived by brothers Harold (Mary) BARTER, Norman BARTER, sister Alethia McCOLM, sister-in-law Beatrice BARTER, and brother-in-law Robert WATTS of Scotland. Predeceased by his parents Maxwell and Clara BARTER, his brother George, and his nephews Nelson and Leigh. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 209 Cochrane Street in Whitby, on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation at the Church from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Lakeridge Health Whitby Dialysis Unit would be appreciated by his family. We wish to say thank you to the staff of Lakeridge Health Oshawa and especially to the caring staff of the Lakeridge Health Whitby Dialysis Unit.

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BARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
BARTER, Alfred L.
(6th A/T Reg. 56th Battery. Royal Canadian Artillery World War 2 - Toronto Firefighter for 33 years on No. 1 High Pressure at No. 1 Hall.)
Peacefully, in his 82nd year, at Scarborough General Hospital, on November 14, 2005. Loving husband of Ruth, father of Don and his wife Lorraine, and Lori and her husband Brian BELCOUR. Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Benjamin and Genevieve, and great-grandfather of Elizabeth. Predeceased by grandchildren Amy and Michael. A graveside service was held at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Scarborough General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Forever in our thoughts and hearts, till we meet again, keep singing.

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BARTHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
LA DOCHY, Margaret (SZOLLOSY)
On Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 in her 81st year. Cherished mother of Beatrice and Peter INOKAI, Dr. Tamara JOHNSON, Tibold NAGY and Michel JOHNSON. Grandmother of Krystina, Nicolas, Katalin, and Alexandre. Great-grandmother of Gabriel. Margaret will be joining her beloved parents, Agnes and John BARTHA. She had a passion for life, a love for laughter, was a refined aesthete and an internationally acclaimed professional bridge player. She will be missed dearly. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church (432 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto).

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BARTHAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
BARTHAU, Norma " Auntie Norma"
Employee of Imperial Oil for 37 years. Peacefully, at North York General Hospital, on Saturday, May 7, 2005, in her 84th year. Dear sister of Lloyd and his wife Kathleen of Markham. Loving aunt of Bill, Donna, April, Kim (Toronto), and David, Janet, Darren, Dan and Heather (Stouffville). Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Family interment at Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BARTHEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
MARTIN, Cecil Edward
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18th, 2005 at the Milton District Hospital, at the age of 75 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Thelma Rolly MARTIN. Loved father to five children and eight grandchildren, Tom, Mary-Jean, Alyxandra and Hunter MARTIN of Burlington, Bud, Lynda, Ryan and Tanya MARTIN of Georgetown, Debra and Jaryn MARTIN of Calgary, Lennette and Frank PALERMO of Georgetown, Sherry MARTIN, Klynt and Tracy of Milton, Michelle MARTIN and Gord BARTHEL of Calgary. Cecil was a former owner of Country Fare Market of Hornby and will be remembered always by many Friends. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, August 20th at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation follows. In memory contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BARTHELMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-28 published
LAYTON, Marion (née QUINN)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, Marion (QUINN) LAYTON, of Ingersoll, in her 85th year. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George QUINN. Beloved wife for 63 years of Raymond LAYTON. Dear mother of Jack and his wife Barbara of Ingersoll and Brenda and her husband Robert BARTHELMES of Mississauga. Dear sister of Marguerite SLATER of Ailsa Craig and June QUINN of Salford. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by three brothers Harley, Burton and Gordon QUINN and one sister Ella Mae STERLING. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where service will by held on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BARTHELOTTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-13 published
MacNEIL, John L. (May 1, 1940-May 11, 2005)
Peacefully, at his home in Mississauga surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with colon cancer in his 65th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Thérèse (née CHARBONNEAU) for 35 years. Sadly missed by his loving children Terence John and his wife Michelle ARZAGA and David Jason and his wife Candace BARRY. Dear brother of Marie and her husband Ken ADAM/ADAMS, of Dewey, Arizona, Mary Rose MacNEIL, of Toronto, Ontario, Florence BARTHELOTTE, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Joseph MacNEIL, of Christmas Island, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and Delores and her husband Rody MURPHY, of Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Dear son of Catherine and A.J. MacNEIL of Christmas Island, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. John will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, friend and colleague. John's journey through life brought him in contact with many people and organizations and his legacy will live on in his numerous contributions to groups including the Scarboro Foreign Mission and most recently the Peel Regional Police. John has dedicated his life to helping people and he has succeeded. Rest in peace John as you will always be loved and will never be forgotten by your family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. (east of Glen Erin Dr.) on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society on John's behalf. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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BARTHOLOMEW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
MARTIN, Walter " Marty"
Peacefully at his residence in London on Monday July 11th, 2005, Walter ("Marty") MARTIN passed away in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Nancy (LINDELL) MARTIN. Dear father of Rick MARTIN and his wife Lorraine, Chico MARTIN and his wife Jennifer all of London, and Murphy MARTIN and Annette AARTS of Canmore, Alberta. Dear brother of Betty BARTHOLOMEW and her husband Bob of Ipperwash. Also loved by his grandchildren Faren and Brent MARTIN and missed by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) on Monday July 18th at 11 a.m. As expression of sympathy, memorial donation would be appreciated to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London N6B 3H8. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BARTHOLOMEW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-13 published
BARTHOLOMEW, Ronald Wilkes

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BARTHOLOMEW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
COOPER, William John " Bill"
(Retired C.W.O. Royal Canadian Air Force) At the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 in his 84th year. Bill COOPER of Orillia, formerly of Trenton, North Bay and Greenwood, Nova Scotia. Much loved husband of Alma Kathleen COOPER (née SALLEY.) Dear father of Bill of Edmonton, David COOPER and his wife Josie FLICK of Victoria, British Columbia, Tom COOPER and his wife Karen BARTHOLOMEW of Newmarket, Gerry COOPER of Angus and Susan HOFMANN of Barrie. Loving grandfather of Jessica, Melissa, Laura, Jason, Jonathan, Kyle and Amanda. Great-grandfather of Asia May. Visitation will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street East, Orillia on Friday, September 9th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Saturday, September 10th, at 1 p.m. Services under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34, Orillia on Saturday at 12: 45 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BARTHOLOMEW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
BARTHOLOMEW, Ronald Wilkes
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron, in his 74th year, on Monday, September 12th, 2005 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Helga (AMMA) for the past 53 years. Beloved father of Carol Anne STURUP (Svend) and Nancy Jane LEHMKUHL. Beloved grandfather (Afi) of Daniel LEHMKUHL, Signe STURUP and Michael LEHMKUHL. Ron was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and spent his working career with Bailey Controls, H.G. Acres and Ontario Hydro. A special thanks to the many health care professionals who contributed to Ron's care during the past 8 years. Relatives and Friends are invited to a memorial service at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Thursday, September 15th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BARTHORPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
CLEMENTS, Edward " Ted"
Passed away after a lengthy illness at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Monday, September 19, 2005, in his 91st year. Husband of the late Margaret CAMPBELL. Dear father of Charles and Phyllis CLEMENTS of Barrie. Loved grandfather of Charles, Cheryl and Vahe. Loved great-grandfather of Amanda, Mitchell, Jeffrey, Lindsay and Julia. Dear brother of Alan and Ross CLEMENTS, Helen SMITH, Bette WELCH and predeceased by Alf, James, Bill and Tom CLEMENTS, Rose GALLAUGHER and Ann BARTHORPE. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Resting at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston from 11: 00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 12: 00 noon on Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, Ontario L9R 1W7 would be appreciated.

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BARTISCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
KISIL, Sophia
On April 12, 2005. Predeceased by husband Mike. Dear mother of Maria and husband Terry GRIMES, Bohdan (Buddy) BARTISCH and wife Ellen, Mike KISIL and wife Kathleen and Steven KISIL. Loving grandmother of Alicia and Stephanie GRIMES; Amber, Jonathan and Sarah BARTISCH; and Mika KISIL. Great-grandmother of Skyler and Ronin BARTISCH. Also survived by relatives in the Ukraine. Friends may visit at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St. (near Dundas) on Friday from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday at 9: 30 a.m. then to Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection (Leeds) for a 10 a.m. Massachusetts. Panachyda on Friday at 6 p.m. Interment at St. Volodymyr Cemetery, Oakville. Online condolences at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com.

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BARTKIW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
BARTKIW, Bohdan
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at St. Joseph's Health Centre on February 13th, 2005. Survived by his loving wife Jean of 53 years and daughter Lydia. Predeceased by daughter Christine Maria. Visitation will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Homes (92 Annette Street, near Keele) on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with the Funeral Mass at the chapel to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be appreciated.

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BARTKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-15 published
McCAIG, John Robert " Bud" (1929-2005)
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, entrepreneur and philanthropist, J.R. (Bud) McCAIG, died peacefully while at his vacation home in Barbados on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the age of 75 years. Bud will be dearly missed by his wife M. Ann McCAIG and his brother Maurice McCAIG (Nicole,) his three children Jeff McCAIG (Marilyn;) JoAnn McCAIG and Melanie McCAIG (Al MAGEE) Ann's three children Roxanne McCAIG (Mark BARTKO), John McCAIG (Penelope) and Jane McCaig WALLER (Rich) and his 18 grandchildren. Bud was predeceased by his parents J.W. (Jack) McCAIG and Stella McCAIG, his sister Jeanne (McCAIG) PALMER and his brother Roger McCAIG. Bud will also be sadly missed by the many, many people whose lives he touched, impacted and inspired throughout his life as a friend, mentor, business associate, and community leader. Bud was born on June 14, 1929 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the first son of Jack and Stella McCAIG, a hard working couple with vision. When he turned 16, Bud joined his father at his growing truck company, Maccam Transport, and not long after that Bud had three trucks of his own. In 1961 Bud moved to Calgary with his family when Maccam acquired H.M. Trimble and Sons. Soon after that Bud began to unfold his vision to transform the company from a Saskatchewan trucking firm into a major Canadian transportation company. When Bud's dad retired from Maccam Transport in 1962 the three McCAIG brothers formed a new holding company called Trimac and with Bud at the helm they built one of the most successful, progressive and innovative transportation companies in North America. At the heart of Bud's success, was a set of values and principles handed down from his parents. This guided Bud's every decision and was reflected in his deep commitment to the people who worked for Trimac, the communities in which he lived and worked and his family. Like his father, Bud was a hard working, entrepreneurial businessman who believed strongly in being an industry leader, setting an example for others and giving back to the community. Bud also applied his values to his work as a philanthropist and volunteer. He believed that if something was worth doing it was worth doing well and he was never deterred by the personal sacrifices required to realize the dreams of the many charitable organizations he served. He envisioned Calgary leading the world in the delivery of health care services and medical research. One of his passions was research in the area of the treatment and prevention of arthritis and this led to the establishment of the McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and Arthritis Research in 1993. In March of 2004 he helped advance that dream further when he contributed $10 million to the new Bone and Joint Institute at Foothills Hospital. Bud's leadership in this area has gone a long way to attract some of the world's finest researchers to Calgary. Bud served as the Chairman of the Board of the Foothills Hospital Foundation from 1991 to 1994 and Vice Chair of the Foothills Hospital Board of Management. During that time he was a driving force behind the development and successful completion of Partners in Health, the $50 million capital campaign for health care research, equipment and services. At the request of Alberta Premier, the Honorable Ralph Klein, Bud was appointed the Chairman of the Calgary Regional Health Authority in 1994 and took on the job of restructuring the Calgary health care system. He also helped create the Calgary Health Trust, as the fundraising arm of the new regional health care system and served as its first chairman. Over the years, Bud was recognized for his many accomplishments. In 2004 he was one of three inaugural inductees in the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. In 2002 he received the Queen's Jubilee Award and in 1999 he became a member of the Order of Canada. In 1998 he received his honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Calgary and the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Bud also received the Canadian Master Entrepreneur Award of the Year in Alberta and Canada in 1994. In addition to his interests in business, health care, and medicine, Bud was also a very passionate hockey fan and was well known as one of the owners of the Calgary Flames, a role he found particularly satisfying in 2003 when the team came within one goal of winning the Stanley Cup. While Bud enjoyed great success in all aspects of his life, he never forgot his roots and maintained a spirit of humility, kindness and integrity that endeared him to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Bud had a unique ability to unite people around a vision and to see it through to completion. His own personal example won him the respect and admiration of all who worked with him and served with him. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will live on to remind future generations of the impact that one life lived well can make. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Calgary Health Trust - Alberta Bone and Joint Institute (McCaig Centre), 10101 Southport Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2W 3N2. Announcements to follow. Arrangements in care of McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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BARTKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
ZAPLITNEY, Mary (née DOROSHENKO)
Died at the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in her 85th year. Mary ZAPLITNEY, beloved wife of the late Peter, loving mother of Larry and his wife Vickie, and Richard, and caring grandmother of Ryan and Scott. Dear sister of Metro, Mike, Catherine WOLKOWSKI and William, and the late Anne BARTKO, Nick, John, Doris KORCHINSKI, Maggie LENIUK, Verna DOWHAN and Fred, and friend of Amanda, Krystal and Mel. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street (north of Dundas Street West) on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill.

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BARTKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
BARTKOWSKI, Irena (née FUKS)
Passed away peacefully in Toronto on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 in her 80th year. Born in Nowogrodek, Poland, Irena lead a life that took her from Poland to several places including Russia, Palestine, England, Australia and eventually to Canada. She had an inherent love of travel, and her adventurous spirit and warm nature earned her many Friendships worldwide that will always be treasured. Predeceased by her husband Jan Aleksander, and her brother Tadeusz. She is survived by her son Ryszard Jan and his wife Heather MacDONALD. Beloved " Babcia" of Sofia Rose, Lucy Quinn, Matthew Michener and Nathaniel John -- she will be dearly missed by all of them. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 with rozaniec (Polish prayers) held at 6: 30 p.m., followed by visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Avenue on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 9 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The response of well wishes has been tremendous. We thank everyone for their support. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hospital for Sick Children or to the charity of your choice.

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BARTKUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
SMITH, Irene
Peacefully, on Sunday August 21, 2005, at Sunnybroook Health Science Centre. Irene, dear sister of the late Frances PATTON (England.) Loving aunt of Loretta and Ken BARTKUS. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at St. Monica's Catholic Church (44 Broadway Ave.) at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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BARTLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-21 published
BURMAN, Anne Elizabeth (née BARTLE)
On Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 88 years of age, peacefully at Shepherd Lodge. Predeceased by her loving husband George Henry. Dear mother of Pam and her husband Glenn BROMHEAD and Lynn and her husband Jim JEFFRIES. Loving Nana to Jonathon, Kevin and Ryan. She will be greatly missed. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Friday, April 22 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 23 from 1 p.m. until time of complete service in the Ogden Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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BARTLEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-14 published
Viceroy praises murder victim
By Paul CHOI, Wednesday, September 14, 2005, Page A15
Lieutenant-Governor James BARTLEMAN said yesterday that two brief encounters with a homeless man who was beaten to death last month "enriched" his life.
Mr. BARTLEMAN joined more than 100 people at the Salvation Army Gateway to remember Paul CROUTCH, 59, who died on August 31 after suffering a beating while sleeping on a bench in Moss Park in Toronto.
Three reservists have since been charged in his death.
"He was an individual with a unique sense of dignity, whose life we have come together to commemorate," Mr. BARTLEMAN said in a speech at the funeral. "He was a man with accomplishments in his life, with Friends, and was someone who touched the lives of many."
His connection with Mr. CROUTCH began a few years ago, when he took part in a breakfast run conducted by the Salvation Army, Mr. BARTLEMAN said. He said he offered Mr. CROUTCH coffee after spotting him sleeping on a bench and they struck up a conversation.
"We talked for a few minutes. He told me he had been a newspaper editor in a small community in northern British Columbia, and had been living on the streets of Toronto for years," he said.
"I had the pleasure of meeting him again elsewhere. He was always well-spoken, obviously a person who was celebrated and very likable. I remember after that first morning, I told my wife when I went home that I had met a really remarkable person. He enriched my life from those brief encounters."
Yesterday, Friends and family of Mr. CROUTCH remembered the man with stories of his "healthy" days -- before paranoid thoughts pushed him to the streets.
"He was entrepreneurial, he had successes in his chosen professions," said Don HARRIS, director of the Good Neighbours' Club, a drop-in centre where Mr. CROUTCH would take showers and rest. "But slowly his illness began to overtake his logic... until finally he had to be on his own."
Gary McCRIMMON, a worker at the centre, said Mr. CROUTCH was a bit of a "loner" who never caused any trouble while he ate his meals and did his laundry.
"He was a quiet guy who mostly kept to himself," Mr. McCRIMMON said. "He was easygoing, very smart, and very opinionated. But much of his time was consumed by thoughts of paranoia toward those he believed wronged him."
At the service, Marilyn HOWARD, who was married to Mr. CROUTCH for 25 years, said he was a loving father who lived a "really good life" until his mental illness began to consume him.
"Unfortunately, he refused help at every turn," said Ms. HOWARD, who urged people to treat the problems of homelessness and mental illness more seriously.
"We need to talk about these [mental health issues]," she said. "We shouldn't pretend we don't see these people. Look them in the eye and say 'hello.' Just try to elevate people's lives. One person can make a difference."

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BARTLEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-14 published
Homeless man's defiant life honoured
BARTLEMAN met slaying victim
CROUTCH spoke of his mental illness
By John GODDARD, Staff Reporter
Paul CROUTCH attracted more attention at his funeral yesterday than he likely ever did in life, as the victim of a fatal beating that has galvanized the downtown homeless community and moved the Queen's representative in Ontario to sympathy.
Lieutenant Governor James BARTLEMAN and his small entourage mixed with social workers, street people, a few of CROUTCH's former Friends and his ex-wife at a shelter on lower Jarvis St. to pay tribute to CROUTCH as a man, not a statistic.
"I met him two years ago, at about 6 a.m.," BARTLEMAN told about 130 mourners at the yellow-brick chapel of the Salvation Army Gateway shelter, where CROUTCH sometimes stayed. "I was part of a Salvation Army breakfast run and I had on a Salvation Army jacket."
BARTLEMAN recalled getting out of a van and serving coffee and soup to a man sitting on a park bench.
The man, not aware he was speaking to the lieutenant governor, told of owning a newspaper in British Columbia and falling on hard times due to mental illness. BARTLEMAN recognized the same details in newspaper accounts of the beating.
"He was well spoken, obviously well read and very likeable," the lieutenant governor recalled.
CROUTCH, 59, could also be anti-social, paranoid, fatalistic and self-neglectful, Friends and other supporters said of his decline. And in the early hours of August 31, he was beaten to death in his sleeping bag next to the Moss Park Armoury at Queen and Jarvis Sts.
Three reserve soldiers with the Queen's Own Rifles, attached to the armoury, are charged with second-degree murder in the case. They are Brian DEGANIS, 22, Jeffrey HALL, 21, and Mountaz IBRAHIM, 23.
All three had been celebrating with other reservists the night before, after 10 days of war games at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, northwest of Ottawa.
The anti-poverty group Toronto Disaster Relief Committee has called on Ontario's attorney general to prosecute the killing as a hate crime, saying CROUTCH was targeted as a homeless person.
The group also helped pay for CROUTCH's ex-wife, Marilyn HOWARD, to travel from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to attend the funeral, and is arranging for her to meet senior Crown attorney Fred BRALEY this week to discuss the hate crime proposal.
At the crowded chapel yesterday, HOWARD spoke of CROUTCH as a spirited family man and entrepreneurial talent. The two met in Toronto in 1966, she said, and later moved to Vancouver and the northern British Columbia town of Dawson Creek.
In 1977, their daughter was born. She did not attend the service, but a recent photograph showing her as a smiling blonde stood on the altar next to a container holding CROUTCH's ashes, and two snapshots of CROUTCH playing with her as a baby.
CROUTCH stopped seeing his daughter when she was 14 as his creeping mental illness turned serious. The couple divorced in 1993. Their daughter recently graduated with an M.A. in plant sciences in the United States, HOWARD said.
"(Over the years), he owned six houses, including a section of farmland, and was a partner in seven businesses," HOWARD said.
At one point, he started his own weekly newspaper in Dawson Creek, the Mirror, which is still publishing. Earlier on, he worked as a travelling auto-parts salesperson for Ford.
"Every second week, he would drive 700 miles of the Alaska Highway," HOWARD said. "He was extremely well known. He'd get calls from all over the North -- 'Hey, I hear Safeway has a sale on lobsters, can you bring some with you?' He would do those things for people."

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