BELFOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
MATHIESON, Jean
Peacefully, at the King City Lodge Nursing Home, on February 3, 2005, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Keith MATHIESON. Wonderful mother of Joan and husband Bert MARKS. Caring sister of Bob BELFOUR and the late Besie BELFOUR. Will be greatly missed by many Friends, Isobel NOBLE, Gina CONRADS and family, June and Andre REGIMBALD and family. Visitation to take place at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), on Sunday, February 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services to take place in the Chapel on Monday, February 7th at 11: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Resident Council, King City Lodge, 146 Fog Rd., King City L7B 1A3. A special thank-you to the staff at the King City Lodge for their wonderful care.

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BELFRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
GRAY/GREY, Alice A. (née BELFRY) (1915-2005)
Alice GRAY/GREY led a rich, full life. Born to Dr. Roy and Ethel BELFRY, she grew up on Broadview Avenue and attended Withrow Public School and Jarvis Collegiate. At Jarvis, she met her husband, Aubrey who would be her best friend until his death in 2000. She was a lifelong supporter of the Victoria College at the University of Toronto, from which she graduated in 1936. Alice taught in Copper Cliff, before World War 2, and then when her children were older, she was at Thistletown Collegiate for 25 years, making history by becoming the first female head of a History Department in Metro Toronto in the 1960's, a feat of which she was extremely proud. Alice was a passionate supporter of Toronto defending it against all comers, just like her great grandfather in the 1837 Rebellion alongside William Lyon Mackenzie, and, as well, vigorously promoting its many cultural activities. She was a strong supporter of the University Women's Club being on the Executive for many years. Alice died peacefully on May 25, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site having just celebrated her 90th birthday on May 11th. She will be greatly missed by her son, Paul and his wife Ruth, daughter Gretchen and her husband John DAY, and her grandchildren, Sarah and her husband Tim, Richard and his wife Helen, Charlie, Robyn, Genevieve and Amaranth. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Monday May 30th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at St. James'-the-Less Anglican Church, 635 Parliament St. Toronto, 416-964-9194. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University Women's Club of Toronto, 162 St. George St. Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E9, or to a charity of your choice.

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BELFRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-11 published
SMITH, Bryan Lapslie
Peacefully at his home on Penn Lake, Ontario surrounded by his family on Friday, September 9, 2005 in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Kelley-Anne and her husband Deane BELFRY of Huntsville, Brad and his wife Tricia of Dwight. Loving grandfather of Benjamin, Taylor, Kaitlyn, Brodie and Morgan. Brother-in-law of Anne-Marie SMITH. Predeceased by his brother Garry SMITH. Memorial visitation will be held at the Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville, Ontario, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 12 Centre Street, Huntsville on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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BELFRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
RODGER, Donald
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2005 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Rheta May (HAIGHT) RODGER. Loving father of Joan BELFRY and her husband Don, Lynda EVANS and her husband Richard, Donna BURRIDGE and her husband Dan and Kathy BRAY and her husband Rick. Predeceased by his brother John RODGER. Cherished Papa to Megan LEPAGE and Jennifer FARIC, and great-grandfather to Annika FARIC. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Tuesday, October 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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BELFRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
BELFRY, Rachel Mary
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. Mary BELFRY in her 92nd year. Dear wife of the late Emory BELFRY. Dear mother of Gordon (Anita,) Larry (Phyllis), Ross (Norma), Eleanor (Judith), and Jim (Elsie). Survived by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. At Mary's request, no funeral service will be held. Private committal service to be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. Arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home.

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BELGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-09 published
BELGE, Druscilla (KELUSKY)
After a long and dignified battle, Drue passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2005. She was 79 years old. She will be deeply missed by her devoted daughter Inga. Predeceased in 1979 by her dear husband Bruno BELGE. Drue is survived by her brothers and sisters Joy, Phyl, Gaye, Stan, Rod, and by her many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Thanks and praise go to Drue's amazing friend and caregiver Lucy ANGELES and to the staff and community at Bendale Acres. A private family gathering will be held at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto. Cremation to follow. In memory of Drue, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BELGE, Druscilla (KELUSKY)
After a long and dignified battle, Drue passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2005. She was 79 years old. She will be deeply missed by her devoted daughter Inga. Predeceased in 1979 by her dear husband Bruno BELGE, Drue is survived by her brothers and sisters Joy, Phyl, Gaye, Stan, Rod, and by her many wonderful nieces and nephews. Thanks and praise go to Drue's amazing friend and caregiver Lucy ANGELES and to the staff and community at Bendale Acres. A private family gathering will be held at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto. Cremation to follow. In memory of Drue, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BELGIUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
WILKINSON, Margaret Ann (née WORRALL)
On Saturday, April 16, 2005, the world became a sadder place when our dear Mom, Margaret, in her 93rd year, slipped away. Margaret was born in Runcorn, Cheshire, England and came to Canada in 1952 with her husband Tom and her two daughters Carole and Janet. Predeceased by her parents Bessie and Joseph WORRALL of Runcorn, Cheshire, England; brother Peter WORRALL of Toronto Joseph WORRALL and sister Louise BELGIUM of Kalamazoo, Michigan Doris STANLEY of London, England; Molly CLANCY and Elsie COOPER of Runcorn. Her sister Olga TONKS lives in Warrington, England. She will always be remembered by her grandchildren Derek Lawrence, Natalie and John SYDORUK of Toronto, her many nieces and nephews and her Friends Joyce, Monica, Bridget, Pansy and Marg DUBEAU. Her ashes will be returned to England by her daughters Carole GRANT and Janet SYDORUK as it was her wish. Rest in peace dear Mom, enjoy your afternoon tea with the angels, you will be missed terribly. A service of remembrance will be held at Morningside High-Park Presbyterian Church (corners of Ellis and Kennedy Ave. - Runnymede Subway stop), 4 Morningside Ave. on Saturday, May 7th at 1 p.m. with a luncheon to follow.

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BELGRAVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
BELGRAVE, Everest Rodney
On Saturday, May 7, 2005 in his 81st year, surrounded by his family. Devoted husband of Lucille. Loving father of Luceia, Noelle-Ann, Elisa and her husband Frederick. Proud grandfather of Timothy. He will always be lovingly remembered by many Friends and family, especially his friend Saling. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday 10: 30 a.m. at St. Aidan's Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BELGRAVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
BELGRAVE, Hugo Gilbert
The family of Hugo Gilbert are deeply saddened to announce his sudden passing in Toronto, on Monday, August 22nd, 2005. He was the beloved husband of Yvonne. Dearly loved father of the late Michael (Dana), Yvonnette, Joan (Victor), Patrick (Elizabeth), Brian (Gail), Peter (Allison) and Maria. Loving grandfather of Elena, Miguel, Daniel, Jason, Vicky, Kevin, Scott, Shauntahl, Ryan, Cary and Chrissy. Dear great-grandfather of Alexa, Aiden and Jacob. Visitation will be at the Highland Funeral Home on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Timothy's Cathloic Church, 21 Leith Hill Drive, Don Mills, Ontario, on Friday, August 26th, 2005, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Hugo Gilbert's memory to the C.N.I.B. or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BELGRAVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
BELGRAVE, Michael Gilbert
It is with profound sadness that the family of Michael announce his sudden death in Maryland, U.S.A., on Saturday, August 13th, 2005. He leaves behind his beloved wife Dana, his loving son Scott and his fiancée Marie. He was the much loved son of the late Gilbert and Yvonne, dear brother of Yvonnette, Joan (Victor), Patrick (Elizabeth), Brian (Gail), Peter (Allison) and Maria. He was the loving uncle of thirteen nieces and nephews. His funeral was held on Friday, August 19th, 2005 in Maryland, U.S.A.

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BELGROVE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-12 published
GORDON, Margaret Anne (HENRY)
At Nanaimo, B.C. on Saturday, September 24, 2005 Margaret Anne (HENRY) GORDON of Parksville, British Columbia and formerly of McGillivray Township in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Lorenzo GORDON. Dear step-mother of Lorenne CLARKE and Gail LOSH and Alix JAMES. Dear step-grandmother of Lisa BELGROVE and sons James and Drew; Ryanne JAMES; and Gerald JAMES. Dear sister of Bruce and June HENRY of Lucan. Dear aunt of Judith and David ROSS, James and Christine HENRY and Meagan and Bradley SUMNER. Great-aunt of Cameron, William and Emmerson ROSS; Jalisa, Jeffray and Janine HENRY; and Emma and Micah SUMNER. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Living Hope Church, 120 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday, October 15th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve WELHAM and Reverend Brad SUMNER officiants. Cremation with interment Denfield Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 227-4211 entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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BELGUE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Peter Nigel Tinling WIDDRINGTON. Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder! Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion. son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON, Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where he began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer - a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991. Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN. Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai.
Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) for 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON and Jack BELGUE. Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill) and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna) and George. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society. You were our hero and we will keep you in our hearts.

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BELGUE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Peter Nigel Tinling WIDDRINGTON. Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder!
Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion. son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON, Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where he began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer - a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991. Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN. Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai.
Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) for 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON and Jack BELGUE. Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill) and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna) and George. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society. You were our hero and we will keep you in our hearts.

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BELGUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder! Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion.
son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON, Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where be began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer- a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991.
Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN.
Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College.
Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai.
Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) for 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON and Jack BELGUE.
Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill) and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna) and George.
Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (519-641-1793) on Thursday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society.
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BELGUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder! Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion. son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON. Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where he began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer - a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991. Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN. Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai. Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) or 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE,) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON, and Jack BELGUE. Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill), and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen,) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna), and George. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (519-641-1793), on Thursday from 6: 00 - 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer Society. You were our hero and we will keep you in our hearts.

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BELICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
ELKINS, Jack
Passed away peacefully on June 25, 2005 at Guildwood Extendicare in his 92nd year. He will be greatly missed by his sister-in-law Marjorie LENNOX, brother-in-law Murray LESLIE, nephew Michael WALSH, many additional nieces and nephews and extended family. He is predeceased by his wife Eleanor (LESLIE) ELKINS, his sister-in-law Doris Leslie WALSH, his sisters Jean HARRIS, Lea KAGEN, Margaret BELICK and his brother Ben ELKINS, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Family and Friends are invited to a visitation at Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill, 416-281-6800, on Tuesday from 9: 30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BELIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-11 published
VICKERS, Stanley Raymond
Passed away at Hanover Care Centre, on Tuesday, March 8th, 2005. Stanley Raymond VICKERS, of Hanover and formerly of Stoney Creek, in his 81st year. Loving husband of the former Ethel BADDER. Dear father of Judy (Arthur IUS,) of Montrose, British Columbia, Linda (Edward BOUTILIER,) of St. Catharines, Edward (Donna,) of Williamsford and Richard (Brenda), of Durham. Fondly remembered by his thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his grand_son, Christopher, his brother, Wes and his sister, Pearl BELIN. Cremation. Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham (519)369-3837.
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BELINA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
BELINA- CZECHOWSKI, Zygmunt Roch
Passed away peacefully, the morning of Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Dearly loved husband of Maria. Beloved father of Ingrid. Both personally and professionally, Zygmunt assisted so many people in Toronto and in Poland. A well respected man, he will be remembered for his kindness, intelligence and generosity. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., east of Jane Street on Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, 161 Annette Street, on Saturday February 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment York Cemetery.

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BELISLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-12 published
BELISLE, Helen Margaret (CUTHBERT)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton Saturday morning July 9, 2005. The former Helen CUTHBERT of R.R.#2, Wiarton in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph BELISLE. At Helen's request, there will be no funeral service. Interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth.
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BELISLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-19 published
BELISLE, Helen Margaret - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Helen Margaret BELISLE
Late of the the Township of Georgian Bluffs, in the County of Grey, who died on or about the 9th day of July, 2005, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee(s) on or before September 6th, 2005; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: August 9th, 2005.
Edward P. HORTON, Estate Trustee by his solicitor,
Edward P. HORTON, Q.C.
Barrister and Solicitor
1390 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 787
Owen Sound, Ontario
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BELISLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-26 published
BELISLE, Helen Margaret - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Helen Margaret BELISLE
Late of the the Township of Georgian Bluffs, in the County of Grey, who died on or about the 9th day of July, 2005, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee(s) on or before September 6th, 2005; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: August 9th, 2005.
Edward P. HORTON, Estate Trustee by his solicitor,
Edward P. HORTON, Q.C.
Barrister and Solicitor
1390 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 787
Owen Sound, Ontario
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BELISLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
BELISLE, Berthe Alice (née BENOIT)
On September 19, 2005, Berthe was reunited with her late husband Michel. She recently celebrated her 95th birthday surrounded by family and Friends who paid tribute to her years of accomplishment as a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, professor, translator, artist, seamstress, docent, spiritual leader, curious intellectual and world traveller. Berthe was the beloved mother and mother-in-law of Benoit BELISLE and Sally SOUTHEY and the adored "Mamie" of Wendy and Michelle. She is survived by her sister Lucille PIREDDA and her sister-in-law Lillian BENOIT and predeceased by her brothers Armand and Jean and her sisters Lina HUNTER, Annette PETERS and the Right Honourable Jeanne SAUVÉ. Friends may call at Racine, Robert et Gauthier, 180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Tuesday, September 20th from 3 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Ste Anne Church, 580 Old Saint Patrick St. at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21st. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honour to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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BELITSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
RIETMAN, Bianca
Tragically and suddenly in Port Credit, Ontario on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 at the age of 26. Beloved daughter of Judi and John. Loved sister of Stephanie, Jesse, Adam, Sarah and Taylor. Loving granddaughter of Edward and Eleanor BELITSKY and Joanna BEUMER. Dear step-daughter of Christine. Dearest niece of Stephen BELITSKY. Bianca will be sadly missed by all her family and many Friends. Miss RIETMAN will be resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 30th, 2005 (call funeral home for information). Interment Springcreek Cemetery.

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BELITZKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
SEGALL, Arthur
Passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2005 on his 97th birthday. Beloved and devoted husband of Pearl for 69 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Lila and Elliot KELLER and Rona SEGALL. Loving grandpa of Suzanna KELLER and Alan MORANTZ, Richard and Carolyne BELITZKY, Mimi and Jack HONIG, Mitchell and Rhea BELITZKY, and Allan and Erin KELLER. Much loved great-grandfather of Katie, Samara, Allison, Michelle, Alex, Aiden, and Adam. Predeceased by three sisters and three brothers. Also survived by his brother-in-law Noah GUTTMAN. A long, happy and honourable life has come to a close, but wonderful memories will forever live in our hearts. Respecting his wishes, a private family funeral was held on Friday, January 21, 2005. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875 or to a charity of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-04 published
EMMERTON, Ronald Alvin
Of Kincardine, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Monday, January 3rd, 2005, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Lois (née HUMPHREY.) Dear father of Jeff and his wife, Debbie, of Kincardine and Tim and his wife, Joanne, of London. Grandpa of Josh, Lucas and Cosette. Loved brother of Eddie and his wife, Eueen, of Kincardine; Joyce and her husband, Chuck BELL, of Lively Marg and her husband, Don MEAD, of Guelph and Barb and her husband, Ken MORLEY, of Cambridge. Predeceased by his sister, Shirley and her husband, Bruce NUTTALL. Sadly missed by a sister-in-law, Joyce and her husband, David SCHENCK, of Seaforth and many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 6th, at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-09 published
EZBEIDY, Kathleen Mary Patricia - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Kathleen Mary Patricia EZBEIDY late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, who died on December 14th, 2004, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before March 11, 2005; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: February 3, 2005
Paul Douglas BELL, Estate Trustee
by his solicitor
Catherine A. LAING
Barrister and Solicitor
935 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 664
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5R4
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-15 published
MOLSON, Evelyn Pearl (née JONES)
At Mapleview Nursing Home in Owen Sound on Monday, February 14th, 2005. Evelyn Pearl MOLSON (née JONES) of Owen Sound in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Wilfred MOLSON. Dear mother of Marlene and her husband John BELL, Roger MOLSON and Sharon CRAIG all of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren, Katie HAYWARD, Roger MOLSON Jr., Samantha MOLSON and Dustin BELL. Sister of Sterling JONES and his wife Nettie of Governor, New York and Dorothy PAPINEAU of Antwerp, New York. Also survived by her cousin Charles FRASER and his wife Grace of Fergus. Predeceased by two sisters Sophia and Corrine. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday one hour prior to service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, February 16th at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend David SHEARMAN of Central Westside United Church officiating. Interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-16 published
EZBEIDY, Kathleen Mary Patricia - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Kathleen Mary Patricia EZBEIDY late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, who died on December 14th, 2004, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before March 11, 2005; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: February 3, 2005
Paul Douglas BELL, Estate Trustee
by his solicitor
Catherine A. LAING
Barrister and Solicitor
935 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 664
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5R4
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-17 published
WRIGHT, Lourdes Marie " Lou" (née LAKE)
(former employee of Andy Schenk's Meats, Stedman's and L and M, Durham) In Durham Hospital on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005. Lou (née LAKE,) of Durham, in her 77th year. Beloved partner and best friend of Lyle BELL. Loving mother of Steve and his wife, Heather and Don and his wife, Cathy, all of Durham. Loved and sadly missed by grandchildren, Diane WRIGHT, Dale WRIGHT (Kim,) Sarah KOPP (Jason,) Amanda WRIGHT (Jason,) and great-grandchildren, Nicole, Lukas and Austin WRIGHT and Preston and Tanner KOPP. Predeceased by brothers, Wilf and Eugene (Red) LAKE and parents, Wilfrid and Leona LAKE. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home, Durham, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, February 18th, 2005. Cremation followed by interment in Durham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated.
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-16 published
FROOK, Douglas B.
In Canisteo, New York on Friday, March 11th, 2005. Douglas B. FROOK, 59, of Canisteo, New York and formerly of Owen Sound. Doug was born February 4, 1946 in Owen Sound, son of Elmer and Grace (SUBJECT) FROOK. He had lived in Canisteo, New York for over twenty years and was employed by A.L. Blades and Sons Construction Company of Hornell, New York. Beloved husband of Connie FROOK of Canisteo, New York. Dear father of Jennifer (Sean) SCOTT of Owen Sound and Stepfather of Dawn BELL of Florida. Lovingly remembered by his four grandchildren, Cameron and Connor SCOTT and Kala and Kassi BELL. Brother of Robert (Carole) FROOK, Larry (Elaine) FROOK and Nancy FROOK (Larry QUESNEL) all of Owen Sound. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Thursday evening from 7: 00 To 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, March 18th at 11: 00 a.m., with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Crescent Athletic Club or the Children's Breakfast Club Program. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-29 published
CRUICKSHANK, Stewart Howard
Peacefully with his family by his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, Sunday afternoon, March 27th, 2005. Stew CRUICKSHANK, of Shallow Lake, in his 78th year. Loving husband of the former Alma LENNOX. Loved father of Gail and her husband, George MERVYN, of Shallow Lake, Jim and his wife, Anne, of R.R.#5, Owen Sound, Debbie and her husband, Guy BARFOOT, of R.R.#3, Owen Sound and Scott and his wife, Tammy, of Park Head. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren; Ryan and his wife, Shelley and Jeff MERVYN, Cindy CRUICKSHANK, Lance and Wade BARFOOT and Taylor and Madison CRUICKSHANK and two great-granddaughters, Kaley and Alissa MERVYN. Dear brother of Betty HUSTON, Doris ROCHFORD, both of Owen Sound, Margaret and her husband, Ron BELL, of Balmy Beach and Jack and his wife, Bett, of Owen Sound. Dear brother-in-law of Aileen CRUICKSHANK of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Eileen CRUICKSHANK, of Owen Sound, Bob and his wife, Hazel LENNOX, Beatrice and her husband, Bruce RADBOURNE, all of R.R.#5, Owen Sound, Eveline LENNOX, of Clarksburg and Mary LENNOX, of Hanover. Predeceased by four brothers, Gordon, Alvin, Bill and Bob. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth, Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Shallow Lake United Church, Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m., with Reverend Jack TWEDDLE officiating. Interment, Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake, following cremation. Memorial contributions to the Shallow Lake United Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-30 published
LUMLEY, John BELL
(Proud member of the Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame, Meaford Rod and Gun Club and had hockey and lacrosse careers spanning over 30 years.). Peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. John LUMLEY of Owen Sound in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Catherine "Kitty" LUMLEY (née MURRAY) for over 52 years. Dear father of Deborah and her husband Paul FROST, Brad and Jayne, all of Owen Sound, Kerrie LUMLEY of Toronto, Jamie and his wife Shelley, Shawn and his wife Molly all of Owen Sound and Crystal and Zeke MYLES of Toronto. Sadly missed by six grandchildren Paige, Brock, Brooke, Mariah, Ashley and Jordan. Also survived by a sister Beatrice FLANAGAN of Windsor and two brothers Bill of Huntsville and Robert of British Columbia. Predeceased by a daughter Leanne, a sister Margaret McKEE and his parents Bill and Islay LUMLEY. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home (376-3710) for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium. Memorial donations to Owen Sound Minor Hockey would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com.
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-02 published
CROMWELL, Lorne WILLIAMS
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Heath Services, Owen Sound, on Sunday, May 29th, 2005. Lorne CROMWELL, of Owen Sound, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Mary MILLS- CROMWELL. Fondly remembered by his sister, Audrey BELL, nephew, Jesse BELL and his wife Brenda and their family, and brother-in-law, John JACKSON, all of Detroit, Michigan. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Lorne's life will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, on Friday, June 3rd, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Major Dale PILGRIM officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, 371-8507
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-15 published
BELL, Robert James
After a brief illness at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, in his 66th year. Robert BELL, of Port Elgin, much loved son of Isabel BELL, of Port Elgin. Brother of Barbara Jane and her husband Victor RUSZCZYK, of R.R.#3, Hanover. Uncle of Tyna RUSZCZYK, and Dr. Renee and her husband John FLEMING/FLEMMING, of Guelph. He is predeceased by his father William John BELL. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Thursday. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, at 11: 00 a.m., with the Reverend Bill VANDERSTELT officiating. Interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 340, Port Elgin, will hold a memorial service in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, at 6: 45 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-14 published
RICHARDSON, Louisa (née HAYWARD)
Entered into rest peacefully at the Belmont Long Term Care Facility on Wednesday, July 13th, 2005, in her 102nd year. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on November 17th, 1903, Louisa resided in Belleville for the past fourteen years. She also lived in Colpoys Bay and Wiarton, Ontario. Beloved daughter of the late Frederick and Agatha HAYWARD. Predeceased by her loving husband, Sydney RICHARDSON, her daughter, Joyce RICHARDSON, sisters, Anne NORRIS, Ida McRAE, Agatha BELL, Lillian O'NEILL and brother, Arthur HAYWARD. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her son, Syd RICHARDSON, and daughter-in-law, Phyllis, of Belleville, grand_son, Ted RICHARDSON and his wife Crystal, of Richmond, Ontario and granddaughter, Heather KELLER and her husband Bill, of Belleville, and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Christopher and Jennifer KELLER, of Belleville. Also dearly missed by her sisters-in-law Gertrude RICHARDSON, and Lillian BEAN and brother-in-law Gordon BEAN, many nieces, nephews and family Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street, Belleville, Ontario K8N 3B9 on Saturday, July 16th, 2005 from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Edge Hill Cemetery, Colpoys Bay, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Eastminster United Church, Belleville (Legacy of Faith Fund) would be appreciated.
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-19 published
PATCHELL, Mark Frederick
After a courageous battle at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Wednesday morning, August 17th, 2005. Mark Frederick PATCHELL of Owen Sound in his 45th year. Cherished husband of Carol (née SIM.) Adored father of Spencer and Leah both at home. Beloved son of Bernice (Bunny) and the late Orland PATCHELL. Brother of Audrey PATCHELL, Velma BELL, David PATCHELL, Chris PATCHELL, Bruce PATCHELL, Michael PATCHELL and Paul PATCHELL. Special son-in-law of William and Hazel SIM. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Doreen DENTREY and Bob JONES, Doug and Cathy SIM, Elaine and Murray PHILP, Don and Kathy SIM and Dean SIM. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, August 22nd at 1: 30 p.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to a trust fund for Spencer and Leah. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-16 published
INNANEN, V. Walter
Of Royal Terrace, Palmerston and formerly of London and Sauble Beach. At Stratford General Hospital, on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Mildred (BELL) INNANEN and father of John INNANEN and his wife Sharon, of Kitchener, James INNANEN and his wife Diane, of Huntsville and Heather KNISLEY, of London. Grandfather of Tim INNANEN, Jaimie and Stephane NOEL, Bradley INNANEN, Ruth KNISLEY and Andrew KNISLEY and great-grandfather of Kaitlin NOEL. Brother of Elsie BROWN, of Markham and Helmi "Helen" GOMEZ, of McDonald's Corners and brother-in-law of Luella INNANEN, of Longwood, Florida. Predeceased by his brothers Bill, Henry, Leo, Art and Victor INNANEN and by his sisters Esther BENDER and Elma BROWN. Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston, on Friday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jack FEARNALL officiating. Following cremation, interment in Harriston Cemetery. A Royal Canadian Legion memorial service will be held Friday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-05 published
DUNCAN, Lois Marion
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lois Marion DUNCAN of Vancouver in her 77th year, on Monday, December 27th, 2004. Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Emily DUNCAN (Petrolia.) Beloved sister of Donna and her late husband Jack BELL (Petrolia,) Jean and Joe STAPLES (Cranbrook, British Columbia), William and Kay DUNCAN (Goderich.) She will be greatly missed by nephews DUNCAN, Darcey, Ian, Scott, Craig, Mark and nieces Susan, Corrine and Anne. She will also be missed by many great-nephews and nieces. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be conducted in her memory.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
LETOURNEAU, Robert Joseph
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday January 4th, 2005 Robert Joseph LETOURNEAU of Country Manor Retirement Estates Thedford in his 70th year. Robert served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1953 to 1958, the Royal Canadian Navy 1959 to 1979, worked at Wolseley Base, London from 1980 to 1995 and then the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires 1995 to 2000. Beloved husband of the late Lillian LARSEN (1998.) Dear friend of Fran and Sam BELL. A memorial service will be held at Country Manor Thedford on Saturday January 15, 2005 at 2 pm Reverend Christine O'REILLY officiating. Memorial donations to the Parkinson's Society gratefully acknowledge. Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
BELL, Shirley (née MILLER)
Quietly on Sunday, January 9, 2005 Shirley BELL (née MILLER) passed away in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of Colin. Dear daughter of Mervyn Lewis. Dear sister of Karen Brissette. Loving mother of Debbie, Michael, Donna, Diane, Stephen, and Angela Miller. Daughter-in-law of Mima BELL. Shirley will be sadly missed my Marna Lewis and Ruthanne Lewis. As per Shirley's wishes cremation has taken place. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowleged.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do no sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
EMMERTON, Ronald Alvin
Ronald Alvin of Kincardine, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Monday, January 3, 2005, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Lois (née HUMPHREY.) Dear father of Jeff and his wife Debbie of Kincardine and Tim and his wife Joanne of London. Grandpa of Josh, Lucas and Cosette. Loved brother of Eddie and his wife Eueen of Kincardine, Joyce and her husband Chuck BELL of Lively, Marg and her husband Don MEAD of Guelph and Barb and her husband Ken MORLEY of Cambridge. Pedeceased by his sister Shirley and her husband Bruce NUTTALL. Sadly missed by a sister-in-law, Joyce and her husband David SCHENCK of Seaforth and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where a funeral service was held on Thursday January 6, at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Don HARRY officiating. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dennis RIGGIN, Ed RICHTER, Dugald MacKenzie, Joe ALLISON, Ray BOILEAU, Wilf GALBRAITH, John WALSH, and Gord PRICE.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-17 published
LOSCH, Norman
Norman LOSCH, at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care on Saturday, January 15, 2005 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband for 56 years of Margaret LOSCH. Dear father of Robert LOSCH, Patricia ROY and her husband Roger, Gayle NIXON and her husband Terry, and Maureen BELL and her husband Ron. Loving grandfather of eight grandchildren. A private family service will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, London, on Wednesday, January 19. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
BELL, Helga Sivia
At Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich on Sunday, January 23, 2005, Helga Sivia BELL of Bayfield in her 80th year. Beloved wife of George BELL of Bayfield. Dear mother of Harry KOSSILO of Thunder Bay. Also loved by 2 grandchildren Neil and Cassandra KOSSILO. Also survived by a brother in Finland. Predeceased by 1 brother. A private family graveside service will be held at Bayfield Cemetery in the spring. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd, Clinton (519) 482-9521.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-28 published
PAYNE, James
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 James PAYNE of London in his 89th year. Beloved son of the late James and Patty PAYNE. Survived by many cousins Donna BELL, Beryl ALLEN, Bill PENSTON, Frances PENSTON, James PENSTON, Del PENSTON, Shelagh REINISCH, Joan McCRAE, Barbara WHITE/WHYTE, Kenneth McLEAN and Bruce McLEAN. Predeceased by a sister Louise and a brother Bill. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. On line condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. PAYNE.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-29 published
BELL, Hilda Sarah (formerly STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, née HILLMAN)
Quietly, with family by her side, at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Friday, January 28, 2005, Hilda Sarah BELL (HILLMAN, STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) formerly of Melbourne. Born July 28, 1912 in Comber, Ontario. Predeceased by her husbands, Clarence STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (1935) and Gordon BELL (1990.) Dearly loved by son Donald and Shirley STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Shedden, grandchildren, Ron and Linda STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Newbury, Donna and Jim DOWDING of Strathroy, Pat and Larry HUSTON of Thamesville, John and Barb STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Dorchester, Don and Jill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Strathroy, Mary Kay and Tim BURT of Fingal, and 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Also survived by one brother Lloyd HILLMAN (Martha) of Comber and sister-in-law, Dorothy HILLMAN of Leamington. Predeceased by 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 31 at 1: 30p.m. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, Babcock Community Care Centre or North Ekfrid United Church.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
BEAM, William James " Bill"
William James " Bill" BEAM, peacefully on January 31, 2005 at Parkwood Hospital in his 77th year. Loving companion of Shirley BELL for many years. Brother of Ruth BEAM of Bartlett, Illinois, Kenneth BEAM and his wife Anne of London. Predeceased by his parents Agnes (née MANN) and Blake "Bill" BEAM, sister Dorothy HOOKER of Belmont. After twenty years of service to the City of London, Bill enjoyed retirement by travelling with Shirley, spending summers in Port Burwell and watching sports. Bill will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews, all his Friends at Green Acres Trailer Camp and his entire extended family. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bill's life will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
ROBERTS, Patricia Blanche (née ANNETT)
On Sunday, February 6th, 2005 at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Patricia Blanche ROBERTS of Toronto in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late O. Roy ROBERTS (December 1992.) Dear mother of chosen son Michael ANNETT and sisters-in-law Marge ANNETT of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Doris (Jack) COUPLAND of London. Survived by nieces and nephews Kay CAMPBELL of Alvinston, Shirley DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Beverly LEWIS of Petrolia, Wilma BELL of Strathroy, Alma ROBB of Ilderton, Joan ANNETT of Sarnia, Ross ANNETT of Brooks, Alberta, Jeanne ANNETT of Edmonton, Alberta, Robert ANNETT of Petrolia and Bill ANNETT of Wyoming. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews and many close caring Friends. Predeceased by her parents Wellington B. ANNETT and Blanche SHUGG, her sisters Gwendolyn (( BURR1997,)) Geraldine (1909) and Kathleen ((WINTER1998)) and her brothers Harold (1982,) Charlie (1998) and Ralph (1983). Family and Friends will be received at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, on Wednesday February 9th from 1 pm until 2 pm when the Funeral Service will be held. Reverend Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating with interment at the Alvinston Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Education of young children was Patricia's main concern and she taught in the Allenby Public School, Toronto for many years. She was Past Matron (Faith) Aloha Chapter, Eastern Star. While she was a very private person, she was generous in helping others. Her rose garden and fish pond were very important to her, especially after ret irement.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
HOVEY, Mary Elizabeth
Miss Mary Elizabeth HOVEY, peacefully at Dearness Home on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in her 97th year. Daughter of the late Frank and Rena HOVEY. Dear sister of Rena BELL of Texas and the late Rex, Charlie, Weldon, Paul and Ernest. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and Friends. A memorial service will be conducted in St. Aidan's Chapel at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond St. at Queens Ave., on Monday, February 21 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with interment St. Luke's Anglican Cemetery, Burlington. Memorial contributions to the Daily Bread Program at St. Paul's Cathedral would be appreciated. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
McKENZIE, Elsie Anne (FRASER)
At Central Park Lodge, London on Thursday, February 24th, 2005 Mrs. Elsie Anne (FRASER) McKENZIE of London in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon E. McKENZIE (1981.) Dear mother of Mary-Anne CRACKNELL and her husband Reverend Lloyd G. CRACKNELL of London. Predeceased by her son G. Fraser McKENZIE (1977,) her brother Jack FRASER, her sisters Mrs. Isobel MARK and Mrs. Mary DENHAM. Dear mother-in-law of Mrs. Evelyn BELL of Saint Thomas and Mrs. Jean McKENZIE of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Also loved by her 4 grandchildren Gregory CRACKNELL of Woodstock, Mary CRACKNELL of London, Michelle FELSTED and her husband Tom of California and Michael McKENZIE and his wife Joanne of Toronto and her 6 great-grandchildren Jamie-Lee, McKenzie, Jack, Alexandra, Sam and Adia. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, February 28th at 1: 00 p.m. with Mr. John ALDOM officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2 or the charity of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
WALTERS, Lorne Alexander
Lorne Alexander, 85, of R.R.#2, Embro passed away suddenly at Celebrantion Hospital, Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 19, 2005. He was born in West Zorra Township, Oxford County on October 19, 1919 a son of the late Frank and Della WALTERS. He had farmed at Lot 32, Con. 7 of Zorra Township and was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Brookdale. He married the former Ruth Pauline LOWES at Princeton on July 13, 1946. She predeceased him on February Lorne is survived by one son, Bob and his wife Gail WALTERS of Stratford; four daughters, Sharon and husband Larry PYE of Ingersoll, Darlene and husband Andy WHITTAKER of R.R.#1, Embro; Judy WALTERS- CHANDLER of R.R.#2, Embro; Lori and husband Fred ELLIS of R.R.#5, Stratford twelve grandchildren, Julie, Neal and Jacqui WALTERS, Scott and wife Lisa PYE, Steven PYE, Loretta and husband Ken HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Sherri and husband Andrew BELL, Keith WHITTAKER, Kyle WHITTAKER and fianceé Tracey AUSTIN, Sheila WHITTAKER, Jason and Rebecca CHANDLER; ten great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Thelma WALTERS of Woodstock, Ann Maslen of R.R.#1, Embro; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois and Tom DWYER of Mt. Brydges and brother-in-law, Stuart LOWES of London. He was predeceased by brother, Lloyd WALTERS; half-brother, Roy "Bud" MASLEN; sister-in-law, Freda HALLMAN. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday March 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. The Reverend Janice AICKEN will officiate. Interment in Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Harrington. As expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Sunshine Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
VAN DER LINDE, Victoria Nicole
Victoria Nicole VAN DER LINDE, beloved daughter of Duane and Amy VAN DER LINDE of London, Ontario. Victoria was born on March 7, 2005 and passed away March 25, 2005, peacefully at home in the arms of her parents, surrounded by family. She is survived by her brother Thomas and great-grandmothers Leda PIETERS, Eilleen BELL and Corry VAN DER LINDE. Grandparents John and Cynthia PIETERS, Janet BELL and Anton and Anne Marie VAN DER LINDE. As well as aunts and uncles Bianca and Ian McKINNON, Eric VAN DER LINDE, Richard PIETERS and Mala PIETERS. A funeral service will be conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Tuesday, March 29th at 11 a.m. (visitation one hour prior). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Although Victoria will be greatly missed, we know she is playing with the Angels. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Pediatric Cardiology Department) 747 Baseline Rd. E., London N6C 2R6. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
McLENNAN, Thomas " Tom" J.J.
At his late residence on Monday, March 28, 2005 Thomas (Tom) J.J. McLENNAN of Lucan in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Ria (Van Meer) McLENNAN. Dear father of Jim and Kristen McLENNAN of London and Jason McLENNAN of Ilderton. Dear grandfather of Josh and Sarah. Dear son of Carman McLENNAN of Picton and the late Mary McLENNAN (2003.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lavergne and Sharon McLENNAN of Huntsville, Paul and Sandi McLENNAN of Foxboro, John and Sheryle McLENNAN of Picton, Mary and Craig MARCHINGTON of Brantford, Peter and Donna McLENNAN of Beamsville, Donny and Janet McLENNAN of Huntsville, Dick and Linda McLENNAN of Beamsville, Matt and Diann McLENNAN of Vineland, Ellen and Dave HARRINGTON of Picton, Andrew McLENNAN of Belleville, Veronica and Frank LESSARD of Kingston, Jim and Stephanie McLENNAN of Perth and the late David McLENNAN (2002;) Kees and Fran VAN MEER of Owen Sound, Tony and Bella VAN MEER of London and Cory BELL and her friend Pat of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom retired from G.M. Diesel in November 2004 after 30 years. An avid sports fan, he especially loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Lucan on Thursday, March 31st at 4: 30 p.m. with Father Vincent VAN ZUTPHEN presiding. Cremation with interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Prayers will be said in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
WALKER, Kenneth Calvin
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-South Street Campus, London on Tuesday, March 29th, 2005, Kenneth Calvin WALKER of London, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Esther (TORICHT) WALKER for 37 years. Loving father of Dan WALKER, and Jennifer BOONE and her husband Shannon all of London. Dear brother of Marjory BELL and her husband Bill of Chatham, Donna STRACHAN and her husband Robert, and Janet HOLMES all of London and his sister-in-law Elsie WALKER of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Mary WALKER, his brothers Douglas and Bruce and his brother-in-law Jim HOLMES. Dearly loved "Pa" of Madison WALKER. Ken will be missed by his beagle Buster.
Ken was a dedicated employee of University of Western Ontario Physical Plant Department for over 33 years. A private family graveside service was held in Gillies Cemetery, West Lorne. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 am at Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 or to the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1151 Florence Street, London, Ontario, N5W 2M7. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
McLELLAN, Thomas " Tom" J.J.
At his late residence on Monday, March 28, 2005 Thomas (Tom) J.J. McLELLAN of Lucan in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Ria (VAN MEER) McLELLAN. Dear father of Jim and Kristen McLELLAN of London and Jason McLELLAN of Ilderton. Dear grandfather of Josh and Sarah. Dear son of Carman McLELLAN of Picton and the late Mary McLELLAN (2003.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lavergne and Sharon McLELLAN of Huntsville, Paul and Sandi McLELLAN of Foxboro, John and Sheryle McLELLAN of Picton, Mary and Craig MARCHINGTON of Brantford, Peter and Donna McLELLAN of Beamsville, Donny and Janet McLELLAN of Huntsville, Dick and Linda McLELLAN of Beamsville, Matt and Diann McLELLAN of Vineland, Ellen and Dave HARRINGTON of Picton, Andrew McLELLAN of Belleville, Veronica and Frank LESSARD of Kingston, Jim and Stephanie McLELLAN of Perth and the late David McLELLAN (2002;) Kees and Fran VAN MEER of Owen Sound, Tony and Bella VAN MEER of London and Cory BELL and her friend Pat of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom retired from G.M. Diesel in November 2004 after 30 years. An avid sports fan, he especially loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Visitation was held at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Lucan on Thursday, March 31st at 4: 30 p.m. with Father Vincent VAN ZUTPHEN presiding. Cremation with interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-03 published
COLES, Howard Dixon
Howard Dixon COLES, peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on April 1, 2005 in his 83rd year. Loving father of Stephen and Brenda COLES of Ottawa, Valerie and Roger BELL of Midland, Leslie and Debbie COLES of Montreal and Eric COLES of Toronto. Dear grandfather of Bradley COLES, Blythe and Caitlin BELL and Nicole and Zoe COLES. Sadly missed by his brother Stuart COLES, brothers and sisters-in-law Wilama COLES, Teca COLES, Jim ASTON, Kae HANSEN and Gordon and Kay JANSEN. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dora Joyce COLES (née HANSEN), his parents Jennie and Murray COLES, grand_son Trevor COLES, sisters Louise ASTON and Joyce COLES, brother Clarence COLES, brothers-in-law Ted HANSEN and Al NENO and nephew Greg NENO. Relatives and Friends will be received by the family at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Robert SPENCER officiating. Interment in Saint Marys Cemetery. In memory of Howard, donations to Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, Saint Marys Memorial Hospital or the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-07 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Hilda (ROBINS)
Suddenly, at her late residence on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 Hilda (ROBINS) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Exeter in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold (Larry) TAILOR/TAYLOR (1988.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Beth and Bob MEPHAM of London and California and Mary Jane TAILOR/TAYLOR of Exeter and the late Jack TAILOR/TAYLOR (2003.) Loving grandmother of Judy MADDEN of California, Leanne KRIPP and Bradley MEPHAM both of Vancouver; Deborah TAILOR/TAYLOR of Toronto and Jeffrey TAILOR/TAYLOR of Exeter and special greatgrandmother to Jamie, Josh and Jack and Jordan, Riley, Sean, Madison and Cameron. Dear sister of Dorothy BELL of Exeter and Mildred FOSTER of Goderich. Predeceased by her brother Bill ROBINS and a sister Elsie WESTCOTT. Hilda was a life member of the South Huron Hospital Auxiliary, over 50 year Sister of Pride of Huron Rebekah Lodge and an active member of Exeter United Church. She was an amazing lady and will be truly missed. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Rebekah service in the funeral home Friday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
WALKER, Kenneth Calvin
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre- South Street Campus, London on Tuesday, March 29th, 2005, Kenneth Calvin WALKER of London, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Esther (Toricht) WALKER for 37 years. Loving father of Dan WALKER, and Jennifer BOONE and her husband Shannon all of London. Dear brother of Marjory BELL and her husband Bill of Chatham, Donna STRACHAN and her husband Robert, and Janet HOLMES all of London and his sister-in-law Elsie WALKER of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Mary WALKER, his brothers Douglas and Bruce and his brother-in-law Jim HOLMES. Dearly loved "Pa" of Madison WALKER. Ken will be missed by his beagle Buster.
Ken was a dedicated employee of University of Western Ontario Physical Plant Department for over 33 years. A private family graveside service was held in Gillies Cemetery, West Lorne. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 or to the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1151 Florence Street, London, Ontario, N5W 2M7. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
BELL, Donald (May 4, 1943-April 6, 2004)
In loving memory of our brother and friend, Donald BELL.
Only a memory of by-gone days,
And a sign for a face unseen
But a constant feeling that God alone,
Knows just what should have been.
Time may heal a broken heart,
Time may make the wound less sore,
But time can never stop the longing,
For the loved one gone before.
Remembered always Bob and Bonnie and family.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-22 published
GUDGEON, Arthur Thomas
Died as gracefully as he lived, slipping away April 18, 2005 at University Hospital in London, in his 87th year. Art served overseas during World War 2 as an Royal Canadian Air Force flight lieutenant in Coastal Command. He was devoted to Ann, his wife of 59 years and was a loving father to Patrick of London, Penny of Toronto and Jason of New York City. He was the proud grandfather of Thomas and father-in-law and friend to Jane NARDUZZI and Jack BELL.
"We looks toward you"

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-28 published
IRWIN, John Alexander " Jack"
At Seaforth Manor on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, Mr. John Alexander (Jack) IRWIN of Clinton in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Joyce (LUSK) IRWIN. Loving father of Barbara and Edward GRESHAM of Mississauga, John and Janis IRWIN of Grimsby, Glenn and Rosemary IRWIN of Ottawa and William and Trudy IRWIN of Salford. Loved and sadly missed by 11 grandchildren Jennifer and Iain DEANS, Christine GRESHAM, Mark, Philip, Ryan, Simona, Bridget, Marilyn, Christopher, Craig and Kelsey IRWIN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ross and Norma IRWIN of Norwood, Wilbert and Beatrice IRWIN of Brighton, Norman and Ann IRWIN of Stratford, Marjorie BELL of Ottawa, Ada and Robert KNAPTON of Brampton and Evelyn IRWIN of Bobcaygen. Predeceased by 3 sisters Iva ZULAK, Ella RYAN and Zetta IRWIN and 4 brothers Bruce, Oscar, George and Carl IRWIN and by sisters and brothers-in-law Ethel and Edith IRWIN and Charles BELL, Aloysius RYAN and William ZULAK. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to funeral service on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation, Ontario Street United Church or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
MAGINN, Hugh " Mike"
Hugh (Mike) of Saint Thomas, on Monday, May 2, 2005, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 76th year. Dear brother of Robert and his wife Lizabeth MAGINN of Saint Thomas, Douglas and his wife Catherine MAGINN of Saint Thomas, Edward and his wife Denise MAGINN of Sarnia and brother-in-law of June MAGINN of Corunna and Jack BURDEN of Saint Thomas. Special friend of Lucille ROBBINS of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Petrolia on October 5, 1929, the son of the late Clarence and Eva MAGINN. He is predeceased by 2 sisters Isobelle BELL and Edith BURDEN and by a brother Bruce MAGINN. He was an associate member of Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-07 published
ABELL, Arthur R.
The death of Arthur R. ABELL occurred on May 5, 2005 in Kanata, Ontario after a brief illness. He was born in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1913, the son of Edward James and Mabel (BELL) ABELL. He was predeceased by his wife Alice (née FIELDING) in 1993, and by brother Claude, and sisters, Vera ABELL and Dorothy ROONEY. He is survived by his sister Muriel WILKINS, London, Ont, daughters Beverley (Cliff) FLOYD, Stouffville, Ont, and Phyllis (T. Robert) PARKER, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, son Robert (Evelyn) ABELL, Kanata, Ont, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Art spent most of his career with Purity Flour/ Maple Leaf Mills Ltd. and was a longtime resident of East Riverside, New Brunswick before moving to Ontario. A Service in Memory of Art will be held at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive, Ottawa, on Monday, May 9, 2005, at 2: 00 p.m. A Service in Memory will also be held Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint David's United Church, Rothesay, New Brunswick with interment in Titus Hill Cemetery, Titusville, New Brunswick. In Memoriam, donations to World Vision appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes, Ottawa. (613) 235-6712. www.kellyfh.ca

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-07 published
THACKER, Bertram G. “Bert&rdquo
Bertram G. “Bert” THACKER of Saint Thomas passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, May 5, 2005, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband for over 62 years to Margaret “Maggie” (BRAZIER) THACKER. Dearly loved father of Colin THACKER and his wife Marlene of North Bay, Lynn BELL and her husband Jim of Waterloo, Heather HOGAN and her husband Michael of London, and Jill McDONALD and her husband Michael of Vero Beach, Florida. Cherished grandfather of Christopher THACKER, Jeremy, Patrick and Meaghan BELL, Ryan HOGAN and his wife Jennifer, Caitlin, Graeme, Alexandra and Lara McDONALD. Loving great grandfather of Mackenzie HOGAN. Dear brother of Leslie THACKER and his wife Ruth of Waterloo, Sydney THACKER and his wife Shirley of Lindsay, and Doris OLIVE of Dunrobin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Betty HORDEN and Joan OLEY and a brother, Leonard THACKER.
Born in Lewishman, Surrey, England, September 14, 1912, son of the late Bert and Bessie (PURCHASE) THACKER. During the Second World War, Bert served with the Royal Canadian Engineers in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He came to Saint Thomas in 1953 and became the Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in 1954 (the same year it opened), retiring in 1977. Mr. THACKER was a founding member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, a Life Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators and served on the board of the Ontario Hospital Association. He was a Charter President and founder of the Friendship School (Community Living), Saint Thomas, served as a board member of Fanshawe College (1979-1984) and in 1977 received Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal. In 1954 he joined the Rotary Club of Saint Thomas, served as president, was District Governor (1977) and a twice recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship. He was an active member of Trinity Anglican Church, Saint Thomas, a Past President of the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club, a former volunteer for Mealson-Wheels and the Canadian Cancer Society and a life member of St. David's Lodge #302, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Cremation has taken place and private interment will be made in the Old Saint Thomas Churchyard, Walnut St. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A public memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church (Wellington & Southwick Streets), Saint Thomas on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Rotary Club of Saint Thomas Foundation grateful ly acknowledged.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
BELL, Ruth Bell (STEER)

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
COLES, Donald George
Donald George COLES, age 89 of Sarnia, died on Friday, May 20th, 2005 at Bluewater Health Mitton Site, Sarnia. Born in Ingersoll, he was the son of the late Roy and Elizabeth (BELL) COLES. He is survived by his daughters, Carole (Bob) CAMM of Truro, Nova Scotia, and Betty (Bob) HARLOW of Cambridge, Ontario, grandchildren, Rob (Kathy) of Moncton, Rick (Tina) of Truro, Andy of Halifax, Kristi (George) of Truro and David (Linda) of Kitchener, great-grandchildren Courtney, Jamie, Jeffrey and Brendon CAMM, Jeffrey and Nathan HARLOW and Benjamin DOYLE. Don will be sadly missed by his faithful dog Mickey. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was predeceased by his loving wife Frances (CLARKE) COLES, his brother Russell and grand_sons Tracey CAMM and Sam HARLOW.
Don was well known as the Owner/Operator of a Bowes Distributorship for many years in Sarnia and area. Memorial services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, (102 North Victoria Street, Sarnia) on Thursday, May 26th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Gary SHUTTLEWORTH of Dunlop United Church officiating. Private family interment will be held at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-02 published
MATHEWS, Kathleen
Peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Kathleen MATHEWS of R.R.#1, Vienna was called home to be with her Lord in her 80th year. She was a member of Straffordville United Church. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 56 years William MATHEWS. Much loved mother of Linda JONES and husband Carl of R.R.#2, Tillsonburg, Larry MATHEWS and his wife Ada of R.R.#4, Aylmer and Donald MATHEWS and his wife Juleen of Aylmer. Proud grandmother of 9 and 6 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by two great-grandchildren Rachel MARSHALL (1998) and Matthew WALCARIUS (2004.) Sister of Robina FINCH of R.R.#2, Springfield, Jean BELL and husband Milton of Kitchener and Kenneth McNEIL and wife Margaret of R.R.#2, Springfield. Sister-in-law of Jim MATHEWS and wife Ann of Tillsonburg. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, 119 Talbot Street, E., Aylmer on Thursday 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 3 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Peter McNAUGHTON officiating. Interment Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Straffordville United Church or the charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
BELL, Clarence " Clare" Henry
In loving memory of a wonderful father-in-law and grandpa, Clarence (Clare) Henry BELL who passed away June 6, 2004.
Remembering you is easy
We do it everyday,
But missing you is a heartache
That never goes away.
We hold you tightly in our hearts
And there you will remain.
Forever cherished, loved, remembered and deeply missed by Muriel, Norm and Gail, Glenn and Mair.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-10 published
BELL, Mabel Fern (SLOAN)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday June 8th, 2005 Mabel Fern (SLOAN) BELL of Thedford in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late James Edward BELL (1972.) Predeceased by one daughter Fern (1957) and one son George "Pete" (1993). Dear friend of Russ and Dean. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, Thedford for funeral service on Sunday, June 12th at 2: 30 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to funeral service. Reverend Christine O'REILLY officiating. Memorial donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital gratefully acknowledged.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
GALBRAITH, Evelyn Lorraine (BELL)
At Clinton Public Hospital on Saturday, June 11, 2005 Evelyn Lorraine (BELL) GALBRAITH of Clinton in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Alan GALBRAITH. Loving mother of Janis and her husband Nick POPPENK of Toronto. Loved and sadly missed by grand_son Jordan Lindsay POPPENK. Dear sister of George BELL of Bayfield, Don and Joan BELL of Clinton and Joyce and Jack COLEMAN of Bayfield. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by on sister-in-law Helga BELL and one brother-in-law Howard ARMSTRONG. There will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Interment of cremated remains in Bayfield Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-20 published
HOPKINS, Larry Cecil
On June 18, 2005, peacefully, with his family by his side, after a short and courageous battle, Larry Cecil HOPKINS of Ingersoll, at University Hospital London. Larry is survived by his wife and best friend Marlene (FINCH) HOPKINS, his son Regan (Cheryl) HOPKINS of Exeter and daughter Jodi (Brian) EDWARDS of Tillsonburg. He also leaves behind his sisters Ellen (Murray) ROBERTSON of Woodstock, Carol (Robert) SMITH of Innerkip, Laura (Percy) KEARSE of Stirling, brothers Howard (Lynne) HOPKINS of Lambeth, Bruce (Judy) HOPKINS of Detroit, Michigan. Loved brother-in-law of Barbara HULET of Woodstock, David (Sue) FINCH of Otterville, Eileen (Howard) ARTHUR of Norwich, Paul FINCH of Tillsonburg, Tracy (Agatha) FINCH of Tillsonburg, Don (Trudy) PICKERSGILL of Simcoe. Much loved son-in-law of Jerry and Charlie BELL of Tillsonburg. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Alice (1973) and parents Claire (1979) and Myrtle (1976). Larry leaves behind many Friends and coworkers from his many years at the Ford plant in Talbotville. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Larry's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday June 22 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-21 published
CUNNINGHAM, Clarence
Clarence CUNNINGHAM, beloved husband of the late Lenore (JACKSON) CUNNINGHAM of R.R.#3 Lucknow at Wingham and District Hospital, Monday, June 20th, 2005 in his 83rd year. Loved by 3 children, Carolyn CUNNINGHAM, Saint Thomas, Martin (Laurie) CUNNINGHAM, R.R.#3 Lucknow, Rose FINCH (Brian,) Ottawa and granddaughter Lisa CUNNINGHAM. Special friend of Dorothy LORENZ, Hanover. Also survived by brother Arnold (Rose) CUNNINGHAM, R.R.#1 Centralia. Predeceased by sons Byron and Ben and sister Sylvia BELL. Visitation at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service from the chapel Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Greenhill Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Cancer or Alzheimer's Society.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-26 published
BELL a pioneer in addiction treatment
By Melinda DALTON, Free Press Reporter
As a young boy in Saint Marys, Gordon BELL was an enthusiastic pianist. During time off from his farm duties, he'd often volunteer to fill in on the organ at Avonbank Presbyterian Church when the regular organist was sick.
"It was a pump organ and he'd be rocking so hard that his mother would have to take the flowers off the side of the organ so they wouldn't go flying off," his daughter Linda BELL recalled.
The farm boy with a passion for music would grow up to become a pioneer in addiction treatment who was invited to the White House for a fireside chat with Franklin Roosevelt and awarded the Order of Canada.
BELL died June 16 at the age of 93, but his work, which spanned nearly 60 years, lives on in the more than 40,000 Canadian families he helped cope with the pain and stress of addiction.
The son of Robert and Elizabeth BELL, Robert Gordon was born on a farm near Saint Marys in 1911. He attended Saint Marys collegiate institute before moving to Toronto to attend medical school at the University of Toronto.
One summer, hitchhiking from the Eastern Townships of Quebec to Toronto, BELL was picked up by a Jesuit priest.
"When the priest dropped him off, he thanked him very much for the ride and the priest said to him, 'It has been a privilege to have been of service.' That became my father's motto," Linda BELL said.
BELL married his wife, Mary Irene LAMPING, in 1938. In 1946, the pair began a professional collaboration when they started treating patients in their home.
BELL had originally intended to treat patients suffering from mental health disorders, but the patients who showed up at the family home were alcoholics.
At that time, alcoholics were usually confined to a jail cell or locked in a psychiatric ward, BELL's daughter said.
"For a doctor to take those type of people, who were so stigmatized they were basically considered moral degenerates, into his home was a far cry from anything else they had," she said.
In the years that followed, BELL and his family established treatment centres Shadowbrook, Willowdale Hospital of Women, Alex G. Grown Clinic at Mimico Reformatory and the Bell Clinic.
In 1967, BELL founded the first public hospital for addiction in Canada, the Donwood Institute, and in 1984, together with Linda, he established Bellwood Health Services in Toronto.
The treatment centre helped patients with alcohol and drug addictions and later expanded to include gambling and sexual addictions and eating disorders.
Even at 93, BELL continued to work in the clinic he founded. He'd come in, have lunch and meet with the patients, Linda said.
"He still said it was the best job he ever had."

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-07 published
BELL, Thomas Taylor
Thomas Taylor BELL suddenly on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 in his 48th year. Husband of Irene BELL. Loving father of Nicole, Matthew and Gregory. Loved son of the late Gerald and Janet BELL. Dear brother of Beverly, John and Peter. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituairestoday.com Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
DOWDELL, Helen McNeil (EWING)
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Sunday, July 24th, 2005, Helen McNeil (EWING) DOWDELL of London in her 82nd year. Wife of the late William DOWDELL (1986.) She will be sadly missed by her children, Grace DOWDELL, Kathy (Gord) RAYNER, Bill (Carolyn) DOWDELL, and son-in-law Eugene (Deb) BERNARDO. Loving grandmother of Cindy (Don) BILL, Brian (Heather) BERNARDO, Michelle (Kevin) BELL, George TRIPP, Janet TRIPP, Shelly (Mike) MORRIS, Sandi (Ed) RUSEK, Sara (Mike) MAHON, Steven HURST, Nathan DOWDELL, Justin DOWDELL, step-grandmother of Jason (Kim) RAYNER, Jeremy RAYNER and great-grandmother of 12. Predeceased by her daughter Margaret BERNARDO (1999,) and by her great-granddaughter Stephanie BERNARDO (2004.) Also survived by 3 brothers in Scotland, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday from 3: 00-5:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 805 Shelborne Street, on Thursday, July 28th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Alex GOLOVENKO officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen, are asked to consider the North London Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
EAST, Mary Evelyne (née BERNARD)
On Monday, July 25, 2005, Mrs. Mary Evelyne EAST of Londesborough, at the Clinton Public Hospital. Mary was a daughter of the late Earl and Annie (ALCOCK) BERNARD. She was born 73 years ago, December 22, 1931 in Brussels, Ontario. She was a longstanding member of Ontario Street United Church and Londesborough United Church. In 1948, she married the love of her life Harold EAST, who predeceased her in 1994. Dearly missed by her special companion Gordon RADFORD of Londesborough. Loving mother of Wallace and Laurel EAST of Wawa, Linda and Bev NOTT of Clinton, Pat and Budd BELL of Clinton, Larry and Elaine EAST of Seaforth, Ivan LUTHER of Exeter and Paul and Tammy EAST of Exeter. Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Howard and Joan BERNARD of Brussels, Janie McEWING of Clinton and Lillian BERNARD of Brussels. Predeceased by daughter Bonnie LUTHER, granddaughter Tammy NOTT, brother Tom and his wife Margaret BERNARD, brother George BERNARD and brother-in-law Jack McEWING. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in tomorrow's edition. Donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton (519) 482-9521.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-27 published
EAST, Mary Evelyne (née BERNARD)
On Monday, July 25, 2005, Mrs. Mary Evelyne EAST of Londesborough, at the Clinton Public Hospital. Mary was a daughter of the late Earl and Annie (ALCOCK) BERNARD. She was born 73 years ago, December 22, 1931 in Brussels, Ontario. She was a longstanding member of Ontario Street United Church and Londesborough United Church. In 1984, she married the love of her life Harold EAST, who predeceased her in 1994. Dearly missed by her special companion Gordon RADFORD of Londesborough. Loving mother of Wallace and Laurel EAST of Wawa, Linda and Bev NOTT of Clinton, Pat and Budd BELL of Clinton, Larry and Elaine EAST of Seaforth, Ivan LUTHER of Exeter and Paul and Tammy EAST of Exeter. Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Howard and Joan BERNARD of Brussels, Janie McEWING of Clinton, and Lillian BERNARD of Brussels. Predeceased by daughter Bonnie LUTHER, granddaughter Tammy NOTT, brother Tom and his wife Margaret BERNARD, brother George BERNARD, and brother-in-law Jack McEWING. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High St. Clinton on Wednesday from 6-9 and on Thursday July 28, 2005 from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. Clinton (519) 482-9521.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-04 published
NAIRN, James R. " Jim"
Suddenly at home in Blanshard Ward on Wednesday August 3/2005. James R. (Jim) NAIRN age 64 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Marilyn (BELL) NAIRN. Loving father of Jamie NAIRN and Gwen of Saint Marys, David NAIRN and Shelly WALDIE of Woodstock. Proud grandfather of Shawn, Tyler and Ann Marie. Dear brother of Elizabeth GARRETT of Edgewood, Jack and Gail NAIRN of Blanshard Ward, Barbara and Doug JEFFERY of Windsor, Susan and Bev G. CURRAN of London. Dear brother-in-law of Sharyn BELL of London and sister in law of Joyce (NAIRN) and Elmer WALTERS of Blanshard Ward. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frank NAIRN and the former Mary Elizabeth TALBOT, a brother Donald NAIRN (1991,) a brother-in-law Robert GARRETT (2002) and infant sons Brian (1963) and Richard (1964). Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N. Saint Marys on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Richard BOTT officiating. Interment will follow in Avonbank Community Cemetery. In his memory donations to Avonbank Community Church, Saint Marys United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-10 published
BELL, William Owens
William Owens BELL World War 2 Veteran (1939-1945) peacefully passed away at Maitland Manor in Goderich on Monday August 8th, 2005 at the age of 93. Predeceased by his loving wife Betty. Father of Bill (Marg), Ron (Doris) and Don (Martha). Grandfather of William (Debbie), Colin (Kim), Pamela (Dave), Rebecca (Scott), Sarah and Rosie. Great-grandfather of Michael and Christina. Funeral service will be held at McCallum Palla Funeral Home, 11 Cambria Road, North, Saturday August 13, at 1 p.m. followed by a small gathering at 99 Park Street in Goderich. Bill always felt funerals were a time to celebrate. In lieu of flowers or donations buy and open a good single malt Scotch and give a toast to a man who made a positive contribution.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
McLEAN, Kenneth John
Kenneth John McLEAN of R.R.#3 Watford passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, August 14, 2005 in his 54th year. He was the beloved husband of Brenda (BELL) McLEAN and loving father of Liam of London and Ian of Toronto. Beloved son of Mae McLEAN of Watford and dear brother of David McLEAN and Douglas McLEAN, both of Watford. Also survived by 6 nephews, 3 nieces and 2 great nieces, as well as Brenda's parents, Don and Lois BELL of Forest and brother in law Jim (Marta) BELL and children, and sister in law Karen (Kevin) EMERY and children and Julie (Warren) ROGERS and children. Predeceased by his father Melvin McLEAN (1981,) his sister Barbara (2002), his brother Greg (2003) and his niece Sarah (1989). Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 16th at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Peter BLACK officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-22 published
BELL, Emmeline
Peacefully at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home, Barrie on Saturday, August 20th, 2005. Emmeline BELL of Barrie in her 104th year. Dear friend of May McLEAVY of Barrie, Bertha TREVORS of London, and the late Maude BOUGHEN. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsleys Sts., Barrie on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., parish prayers at 8: 45 p.m. Funeral Mass from Saint Mary's Church, Barrie on Wednesday, August 24th at 10 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Also remembered by Friends, acquatances and extended family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-22 published
BREWSTER, George
Surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 20th, 2005 at University Hospital, George BREWSTER in his 88th year. Last surviving member of his immediate family. Beloved husband of Margaret (Kember) BREWSTER. Dear father to son David and his wife Donna of Sarnia, his daughters Lorna and her husband Mervyn BELL of London and Lois and her husband Joe PIETROSKI of Toronto. Affectionate grandfather to Dawn BREWSTER, Craig BREWSTER, Ken (Julie) BELL, David (Nancy) BELL and Andrew BELL. Great-granddaughters Kennedy BELL, Megan BELL. (Erin BELL deceased 2004.) Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Private Family interment in Siloam Cemetery, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to consider the Bethany Lodge, 23 Second Street, Unionville, Ontario L3R 2C2.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
INNANEN, V. Walter
Of Royal Terrace, Palmerston and formerly of London and Sauble Beach. At Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Mildred (BELL) INNANEN and father of John INNANEN and his wife Sharon of Kitchener, James INNANEN and his wife Diane of Huntsville and Heather KNISLEY of London. Grandfather of Tim INNANEN, Jaimie and Stephane NOEL, Bradley INNANEN, Ruth KNISLEY and Andrew KNISLEY and great-grandfather of Kaitlin NOEL. Brother of Elsie BROWN of Markham and Helmi "Helen" GOMEZ of McDonald's Corners and brother-in-law of Luella INNANEN of Longwood, Florida. Predeceased by his brothers Bill, Henry, Leo, Art and Victor INNANEN and by his sisters Esther BENDER and Elma BROWN. Friends may call at he Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Friday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jack FEARNALL officiating. Following cremation, interment in Harriston Cemetery. A Royal Canadian Legion memorial service will be held Friday evening a 6: 45 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-29 published
Migrant workers killed by car while biking to Delhi in dark
By Monte SONNENBERG, Special to The Free Press
Otterville -- Investigators probing a collision near Delhi that killed two migrant workers and left a third with serious injuries are probing the role vehicle speed and the absence of bicycle reflectors may have played in the crash.
William BELL, 54, Desmond McNEIL, 39, and Fred SMITH, 35, were cycling on Highway 59 northwest of Delhi about 7: 50 p.m. Tuesday when they were hit from behind by a car, Norfolk Ontario Provincial Police said.
BELL and McNEIL were killed. SMITH was taken to London Health Sciences Centre.
BELL, McNEIL and SMITH were part of an eight-man crew from Jamaica working at the Kwan farm near Otterville.
"This morning, before they started their work day, we took some time and said some words about the injured and killed and had a moment of silence," Arthur KWAN said last night. "It's at a time like this when it really hits you because you realize they're not coming back. It was a total shock. I watched last night as they rode out the lane."
The men were riding toward Delhi in the dark on bicycles when they were hit by a car near the intersection of Mall Road, police said.
The car suffered extensive damage. Its driver, Chris MORRIS, 26, of Simcoe, was admitted to Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe for observations after showing signs of distress, police said.
BELL had been employed on the Kwan farm for the last eight years. The farm near Otterville specializes in growing Chinese vegetables.
KWAN described BELL as a hard worker who was always seeking extra hours to support his large family.
"He was always a good-natured guy," he said. "You could always joke around with him. He was a dependable, go-to guy who did his best in the field."
McNEIL often spoke of a woman in Jamaica, but never shared her name, KWAN said.
He frequently rode into Delhi to call her because she was worried about him.
McNEIL went into Delhi Monday -- the day before he died -- and bought his sweetheart a fancy necklace. KWAN said McNEIL was likely cycling into Delhi to call her again when the collision occurred.
The KWAN family and the rest of the Jamaican crew travelled to London last night to check on SMITH, who is expected to recover.
The Jamaican Liaison Office took possession of the affected workers' belongings yesterday. They will be held in trust pending their return to next-of-kin. The liaison office is arranging to fly the bodies back to Jamaica.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
HUNKING, Mary Adeline " Addie" (née BELL)
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, September 29, 2005, Mrs. Mary Adeline "Addie" (BELL) HUNKING of Exeter and formerly of Londesborough in her 87th year. Beloved wife of 63 years of Lorne HUNKING of Exeter Villa. Loving mother of Marjorie and Tom DUIZER of Londesborough, Art and Judy HUNKING of Exeter, and Murray and Kathy HUNKING of Goderich. Loved Granny of Laurel and Mark MITCHELL, Lisa DUIZER and Shane WALKER, Steve and Christina DUIZER, Shannon DUIZER, Todd HUNKING and Sara Mark, Tara and Shawn HEYWOOD, Alicia HUNKING, Wes REGIER and Michelle MORRISON, Amy and Wes BROWN, Melany REGIER and Steve AVERILL, Tony REGIER, Angela and B.J. CULLEN, Brad HUNKING and Becky HUNKING. "Great Granny" of Amanda, Jacqui and Tyler MITCHELL, Jessica and Hanna DUIZER, Caleigh and Devyn CLARK, Shelby and Jayden HEYWOOD, Ella HUNKING and Rilee and Hailee BROWN. Dear sister of Wallace BELL of Brussels and sister-in-law of Marion RILEY of Huronview. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Charlotte BELL, sisters and brothers-in-law Jean BELL, John and Clara RILEY and Ben RILEY. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Friday from 6-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Hope Chapel Cemetery, Hullett Township. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
BELL, Derrick
In loving memory of a brother and son, Derrick who passed away one year ago, October 2, 2004. 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. Love Mom and brother Dan and his wife Tanya, nieces Mirisah and Mirannda and his beloved friend Cheryl.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
PICKETT, Roy Henry
At the Clinton Public Hospital, Clinton on Friday, October 21, 2005, Mr. Roy Henry PICKETT of Huronview and formerly of Goderich Township, in his 85th year. Roy served as an engineer during World War 2 from 1941-1945, where he met Emily LUMLEY, whom he married November 27, 1945. Beloved husband of Emily for 60 years. Loving father of Ivan and Margaret PICKETT, Gordon PICKETT, Joyce PICKETT, Gwen and Jim BELL, Mary PICKETT and Jake and Brenda PICKETT, all of Goderich Township. Dear grandpa of 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also missed by his sister Irene DUPEE and her husband Bruce of Clinton. Predeceased by granddaughter Teresa PICKETT and sisters Edna ANDREWS and Helen PICKETT. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and on Monday, October 24, 2005 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Town and Country Support Services or to the Gideons International in Canada would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
BELL, " Jack" John James Ross
At his residence on Wednesday, November 2, 2005. "Jack" John James Ross BELL of Woodingford Lodge and formerly of Woodstock in his 81st year. Beloved husband of June E. BELL (née HARRINGTON) for over 56 years. Dear father of Brenda DEMARS (Jim) of Innerkip. Loved grandfather of David DEMARS, Danielle DEMARS (Earl), Michelle MacKINNON (Warren,) Chantelle EMBURY (Jordan) and great-grandfather of Faith and Hope MacKINNON. Also survived by his nieces Patty HARRINGTON (Bob WATSON), Marilyn VANBOCKHOVEN (Hank), Joyce SUTTON (Paul) and by his sisters-in-law Mary HARRINGTON and Joanne ALBION. Predeceased by his parents Logan and Florence BELL, by his sister Barbara CLEAVER and brothers-in-law Tom and Ward HARRINGTON. Jack had been an active member of the Woodstock Lawn Bowling Club and Woodstock Curling Club for many years and was a past Masonic member of the Blue Lodge. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004 on Saturday, November 5, 2005 after 10: 00 a.m. where a memorial service to celebrate Jack's life will be held on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Stephen HERSHEY officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
SHAW, J. Marion (née GIBSON)
Peacefully at Exeter Villa, Thursday, November 3, 2005, J. Marion SHAW, 91 formerly of Grand Bend. Beloved wife of the late Hurley SHAW (1971.) Loved mother and mother-in-law of Glenn and Bernice SHAW of Ingersoll, Wayne and Iola SHAW of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Kenlynn and Bob BELL of London, Aleda CLUFF of Sarnia, John and Marjorie SHAW of Saint Marys, Dianne and Jerry CHAPMAN of Barrie. Loved by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their families. Dear sister-in-law of Alberta SHAW of London. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her son Eugene "Sib" SHAW, sisters Kathryn VAN HULSTYN, Margaret NESBITT, brother John "Jack" GIBSON, parents James and Ethel (MacDONALD) GIBSON. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Grand Bend Legion, Exeter Villa or charity of choice would be appreciated. Marion was a longtime employee and member of the Grand Bend Legion. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-16 published
KUNC, Heike Helga (TIEDTKE)
Peacefully at her residence after a valiant struggle with cancer on Saturday, November 12, 2005 Heike Helga (TIEDTKE) KUNC of R.R.#1, Bayfield in her 60th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Frank KUNC. Aunt of Deb and Bill BELL; Rob and Amber KUNZ and Don and Sharron KUNZ. Also loved and remembered by many other members of the KUNC family. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and Friends are invited to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd - Bluewater Chapel, 201 Suncoast Dr E., Goderich on Saturday, November 26, 2005 from 12 noon until time of memorial service at 2: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-22 published
BELL, Major Thomas Edward
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, November 21, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen "Kay" (VICKERMAN) BELL and dearly loved father of Stanley and his wife Linda BELL of Brampton and their daughter Alexandra and John and his wife Beatrice BELL of Milgrove and their children Adam, Roxanna, Josphine, Nicoli, Markus and Tanya. Dear brother-in-law of Ernie VICKERMAN of Saint Thomas and cousin of Ron BELL of Vancouver. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Tom was born in Saint Thomas on April 4, 1920, the son of the late Thomas William and Martha (YARWOOD) BELL. He was a retired Major of the Salvation Army. He was stationed in Toronto, Saint John's, Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Bermuda and retired in Guelph. Tom was a member of the Saint Thomas Kiwanis Club, the Saint Thomas Ministerial Association and the Salvation Army Band. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday morning and then to the Salvation Army Citadel for funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Lung Association or the Salvation Army.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-23 published
BROWN, Neil
Suddenly at his residence in Port Burwell, Ontario. Neil BROWN (Hoot) passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at the age of 64 years with Laurie and David by his side. Greatest father and companion to his son David and his fiancée Laurie BELL. " The best brother anybody could ever have had" to Ray BROWN and his wife Janet of Smith Falls, Ontario. Terrific brother to Karen BROWN of Calgary. "The best Uncle you could ever ask for" to Kimberlee EVOY and her husband Richard of Smith Falls, Kristine BROWN and her fiancé Kevin CARDINAL of Smith Falls, Phillip BROWN of Ottawa, and Christopher BROWN of Smith Falls, Tracey McLAREN of Essex. Great Uncle to Kaitlyn and Tyler. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Myrtle BROWN. Neil will be greatly missed by his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. The family will receive Friends and family for visitation at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) on Wednesday, November 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Neil will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Peter McNAUGHTON officiating. Interment Straffordville Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque only) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-24 published
DAFOE, Myrtle (FLEMING/FLEMMING)
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, Myrtle (FLEMING/FLEMMING) DAFOE of Lambeth in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert DAFOE (2003.) Loving mother of Doreene and Gerald GOWANLOCK, Ted and Evelyn DAFOE, Linda and John MacKAY and Judy VIAENE and Paul FERGUSON, all of the London area. Proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand_son. Dearly loved by her sister Ethel BELL and 2 brothers Jack and Mac FLEMING/FLEMMING. Dear sister-in-law of Ralph and June DAFOE. Predeceased by her two sons Allan (1936) and Gerald (1959). Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with Rev. Kristiane CHARLTON officiating. Interment Avon Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Littlewood United Church or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
McCULLAGH, Lieutenant George Frederick
(Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps retired)
Passed away peacefully and with dignity on Friday, December 2, 2005 at University Hopsital in his 86th year. Predeceased by Peggy, his loving wife of 42 years. He will be sadly missed by loving daughter Heather, son-in-law Lieutenant-General (retired) Fred SUTHERLAND, grand_sons Lieutenant-Commander Chris (Alana) and Lieutenant Rob (Diane) and great grand_son Keiren, the final great joy of his life. Will also be sadly missed by Steve, April, Jordy, Carissa and Megan BELL and his dear friend Isabelle McFARLANE and family. Fred was born and raised in Carleton Place, Ontario. He joined the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry at the outset of World War 2 and later transferred to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He fought with distinction in both Italy and Europe and returned to Canada a decorated veteran. Following the war, he continued to serve his country in the Army, including a peacekeeping tour in the Gaza Strip. Following retirement from the Army in 1965 he returned to London and joined the London Fire Department, in which he served for 14 years. He was a lifetime member of St. George's Masonic Lodge No. 42 and The Victory (317) Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. The family wishes to acknowledge, with deep gratitude, the wonderful care provided to Fred by the staff at the Waverley Mansion for the past three and a half years. Also to Dr. Keith FERGUSON and the dedicated nursing staff of the Medical and Palliative Care Ward at University Hospital for their wonderful support to Fred, and to his family in the final days. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for a Memorial Service on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. A reception to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-13 published
KELLY, Marie (née DILLON)
On Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, Marie (DILLON) KELLY, formerly of Seaforth, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late James J. KELLY (2000.) Dear mother of Mary Margaret KELLY of Vancouver and Rose Marie BELL of Exeter. Loving grandmother Brandon, Daniel and Corey NASH and Anthony PICKERING. Loved by sisters Dorothy DILLON, Dublin, Geraldine DUFFY, Woodstock and Madelyn RYAN, Gadshill, and brother Maurice DILLON, Saint Thomas. Predeceased by her parents Louis and Mary (CURTIN) DILLON. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 14 at St. James Catholic Church, Seaforth, at 11: 30 a.m. Fr. GILLESPIE will officiate. Interment St. James Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or St. James R.C. Church building fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-14 published
BELL, Joyce Elizabeth
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre on Friday, December 9, 2005, Joyce Elizabeth BELL of Dutton in her 75th year. Wife of the late Albert BELL. Dear mother of Kathy BELL and Ron BELL. Loving grandmother of Caitlyn. Sister of Norm PARTRIDGE (June,) Bob PARTRIDGE (Pat), Don PARTRIDGE (Helen) and Gail WORSNOP (Gerry). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Dutton Baptist Church, 218 Main Street, Dutton on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. Donations to Dutton Baptist Church or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-23 published
RUNHART, Dorothy " Dot" Irene
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday December 21st, 2005 (Dot) Dorothy Irene RUNHART in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Howard RUNHART of Mossley. Dear mother of Heather CORNIELUS (Doug) and Kathy BELL (Andrew) both of London. Loving grandmother of Angela (Adam), Rochelle, Michelle, Jaimie and Kaitlyn. Great-grandmother of Alexandra. Sister of Mary JOHNSTONE, Marg HARRIS (Reg,) Carol ASSELSTINE, Ron FINDLATER (Pat), Josie JACKSON (Tim), Shirley BOYLE (Ried), Juanita DRENNAN (Eric), Betty THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Ken) and Ted COLLEDGE (Jean.) Daughter-in-law of Elaine RUNHART. Predeceased by her brothers George (Mitch) and Glenn. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Expression of sympathy and donations (Multiple Sclerosis Society or Parkinson Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or on line at www.londoncremation.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-28 published
BELL, G. William B.
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Monday, December 26, 2005. G. William B. BELL, 103 years, of Petrolia. Mr. BELL is survived by his son, John BELL of Petrolia and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris (née WILLIAMSON) (1991,) a brother, John BELL and sisters, Lena THROWER, Irene BELL, Elizabeth STORING, Rita VANDERBURG and Rosie BAINES. Visitors will be received on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m., with Rev. Donald STRATTON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the First Baptist Church, Petrolia or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
WATSON, Reginald Victor " Reg"
Now at peace with God, Reginald Victor "Reg" WATSON of Aylmer passed away at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday December 30, 2005 in his 78th year. Devoted husband of Margaret (GURR) WATSON. Father of three very gifted children whom have lived, loved and laughed through out his time with us. Roger WATSON and wife Marianne of Saint Thomas, Brenda and husband Erich SCHMELTER of Aylmer and Brian WATSON of London. Loved by his grandchildren Devon, Dwight, Sydney, Cameron and Ryley. Brother of Ken WATSON of Saint Thomas, Jean WALKER of Carstairs, Alberta, and the late Isabel WICKETT. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Reg loved his family and he cherished everyday he could spend with us and he knew his spirit would carry on with all. He was a close friend to many and a cherished gift to us all. We will miss him but we know that he will be taking care of us all from above. Born in Saint Thomas, Ontario on December 20, 1928 the son of the late Herbert and Adelene (COOMBS) WATSON. Reg a local businessman lived in Aylmer and area for 55 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 3, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Margaret BELL of Plains Baptist Church and Reverend Cam WATTS of Aylmer Baptist Church officiating. Interment Orwell Cemetery. Donations to the Aylmer Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Palliative Care, Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-01 published
BELL, Hilda Sarah (formerly STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, née HILLMAN)
Quietly, with family by her side, at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Friday, January 28, 2005, Hilda Sarah BELL (HILLMAN, STEWARD/STEWART/STUART,) formerly of Melbourne. Born July 28, 1912 in Comber, Ontario. Predeceased by her husbands, Clarence STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (1935) and Gordon BELL (1990.) Dearly loved by son Donald and Shirley STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Shedden, grandchildren Ron and Linda STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Newbury, Donna and Jim DOWDING of Strathroy, Pat and Larry HUSTON of Thamesville, John and Barb STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Dorchester, Don and Jill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Strathroy, Mary Kay and Tim BURT of Fingal, and 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother Lloyd HILLMAN (Martha) of Comber and sister-in-law Dorothy HILLMAN of Leamington. Predeceased by 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Relatives and Friends were received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held on Monday, January 31 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, Babcock Community Care Centre, or North Ekfrid United Church.

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BELL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-04-22 published
MANAREY, Gordon
In his 89th year passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, on Sunday, April 17th, 2005. Predeceased by his loving wife Hettie. Deeply loved and sadly missed by son Dennis (Helen) of St. Pauls, daughter Diane BELL (Rob) of Udney, and grand_sons John BELL and the late Brad MANAREY, and also by his cousins and in-laws. Long time employee of John Inglis and the Co-operators. Was a strong supporter of the Credit Union movement in Ontario, and in 1960, founded the Collingwood Community Credit Union. Will be fondly remembered by his many Friends, neighbours, square dance partners, seniors slow pitch teammates, and 5 pin bowling buddies. A celebration of his life was held in the chapel of the Scarborough Funeral Centre (416) 289-2558, on Thursday, April 21st, 2005 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sunnybrook Critical Care Unit would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Staff of the Critical Care Unit and floor C-4 at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre for their compassionate care.
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BELL 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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BELL 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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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
MacDONALD, Mary R. (née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
Passed away peacefully in her 91st year on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Keith MacDONALD, and mother of Mary Jane, Tait and his wife Susan. She will be remembered by her family and Friends as a very special lady who warmed the hearts of all that knew her. Her gentleness, kindness and grace will leave us with many beautiful memories. A sincere thank you for their thoughtfulness and care to the devoted staff at Belmont House, Bridgepoint Hospital and Dr. BELL and Dr. WONG of St. Michael's Hospital. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday from 2-4 p.m. for a time of remembrance. As per Mary's request, cremation has taken place, and inurnment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
PERRY, Mae
Passed away peacefully at Central Park Lodge on Saturday, March 12, 2005 in her 100th year. Loving mother of Mervyn BELL and his wife Lydia. Dear grandmother of Karen BELL and her husband Doug OLIVER of Paris, Ontario, Cameron BELL and his wife Mary HICKEY of Toronto and David BELL and his wife Jacqueline of Toronto. Great grandmother of Jonathan, Catherine, Emma, Cameron, Graeme and Amy. Predeceased by brothers and sisters; Norman GUNDY, Lillian MOFFAT, Adelaide GUNDY and Ken GUNDY. Mae was a longtime member of Windermere United Church, Markland Woods Golf and Country Club, and the Swansea Area Seniors Association. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Windermere United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-25 published
Ronald MASON
By Rob MASON, Friday, March 25, 2005, Page A16
Art gallery owner, baker, landscaper, father. Born July 20, 1928, in Orangeville, Ontario Died January 28, in Toronto, of a heart attack, aged 76.
The pivotal moment in my father's life came in 1969 when he accepted an invitation to move to Saint John's, Newfoundland., to work for the art gallery at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Prior to that time he had worked in Montreal for several years, first in the construction of the Canadian Pavilion for Expo 67, and later as an assistant in the pavilion's art gallery. My father never aspired to have a career in the arts and had no formal education in that area. Nonetheless, in 1969 he moved his wife and three children (I, the fourth child, would be born in 1971) to a small university-owned house in foggy Saint John's.
After four years of learning his trade in the university gallery, my father opened his own gallery in 1973 in Saint John's. Although Gallery Mason operated for only six years, it and my father left an indelible mark on the city and a community of Newfoundland artists. He exhibited works from dozens of (then) relatively unknown painters and helped to keep many of them afloat. There are stories of my father driving for hours to small coastal towns to deliver food to impoverished artists and their families. My father came in contact with a variety of celebrities through his gallery, including premiers, Chief Executive Officers and entertainers. On one occasion, my father brought Peter Gzowski home to supper: He was in Saint John's to tape his radio show This Country in the Morning.
When Gallery Mason closed in 1980, my father searched for a new challenge. In 1981, he joined the oil-drilling industry just beginning to flourish off the coast of Newfoundland. Although he had never previously been on the sea, for almost 10 years my father worked in increasingly senior positions -- baker, cook, chief steward -- on oil drilling ships and platforms around the world, including in the Beaufort Sea and off the coasts of Senegal and Ghana. He would often be gone for several months at a time. Life on the ocean was not easy. I know my father battled countless hours of seasickness and, in 1982, he was dealt a blow when the Ocean Ranger platform disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean with all 84 souls onboard, many of whom he knew well.
Eventually my father became too old for life on the oil rigs and in 1988 he decided to move to Toronto to begin a landscaping company. My father did not have any background in landscaping. Nonetheless, after a couple of back-breaking summers as part of other people's crews, my father managed to start his own landscaping business while also working at Sheridan Nurseries in North Toronto, where he stayed for 10 years. I've been told that customers loved my father and would seek him out -- for his knowledge of plants and flowers, for his grasp of world affairs and art, and for his sense of humour.
After my father's death, my sister Moya created a website in his honour (http: //www.moyak.com/ron). Dozens of messages have been posted on the website about our father, many by people who knew him long ago. One of our favourite letters is from Peter BELL, the great painter who now lives in Scotland and who, in 1969, changed our family's destiny by persuading my father to join him at the university gallery in Newfoundland. Mr. BELL wrote that my father "had a broad, capacious battery of virtues rarely found in one individual. In the years we worked together I never once experienced anger in him... He was no angel, but he would probably put most of them to shame... If it is appropriate to cheer for the passing of one who made the most of his life from day to day, then, with due respect, maybe we should cheer now, too."
Rob is the youngest of Ronald's children.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-30 published
O'NEILL, Cynthia (STUBBS- BELL) (1947-2005)
Loving wife of Brian and caring mother of Jennifer, Catherine and Andrew. Daughter of Eva and Harold St. George STUBBS. She lived her life with honesty and love at the forefront, always seeking and sharing while building a network of good Friends. She will be missed by all. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the chapel of Pleasantview Memorial Gardens (Hwy 406 and Hwy 20) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired donations in her memory to the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund, 366 St. Paul Street, St. Catherines, Ontario L2R 3N2, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Passfield Mortuary Services 905-682-0474.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-31 published
RESNICK, Annette
Peacefully at home surrounded by family and Friends. On Monday, March 28th, 2005. Annette RESNICK, beloved wife of the late Gordon. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Chuck and Anne, and the late Judi BELL. Dear sister of Norma JACOBSON, and sister-in-law to Phyllis LEIBOWITZ and Lorraine RESNICK. Incredible grandmother of Brandon, Josh, Tara, Lindsay, and Myles. We are very grateful to Dr. Ronald BURKES and Dr. Steven GALLINGER for their ongoing care, and to Dr. Sandy BUCHMAN and his team from the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Special thanks to Rosalie BENJAMIN, her good friend and companion and to Avis and Teresa for their ongoing support and care. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street, for service on Tuesday, March 29th at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 15 Almington Street. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care c/o Mt. Sinai Hospital 416-586-4800.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-04 published
COLES, Howard Dixon
Howard Dixon COLES, peacefully, at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on April 1, 2005 in his 83rd year. Loving father of Stephen and Brenda COLES of Ottawa, Valerie and Roger BELL of Midland, Leslie and Debbie COLES of Montreal and Eric COLES of Toronto. Dear grandfather of Bradley and Marie-Claude COLES, Blythe and Caitlin BELL and Nicole and Zoe COLES. Sadly missed by his brother Stuart COLES, brothers and sisters-in-law Wilma COLES, Teca COLES, Jim ASTON, Kae HANSEN and Kay HANSEN. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dora Joyce COLES (née HANSEN,) his parents Jennie and Murray COLES, grand_son Trevor COLES, sisters Louise ASTON and Joyce COLES, brother Clarence COLES, brothers-in-law Gordon HANSEN, Ted HANSEN and Al NENO and nephew Greg NENO. Relatives and Friends were received by the family at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Robert SPENCER officiating. Interment in Saint Marys Cemetery. In memory of Howard, donations to Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, Saint Marys Memorial Hospital or the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-04 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kenneth Roy
On April 2, 2005, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 88th year. He leaves behind his dearly loved wife, Dorothy, after 61 years of a wonderfully happy marriage. Devoted father of son Paul of Chicago and daughter Dian BELL (John) of Cambridge. Ken and Dorothy's greatest joy in later years came from proudly watching their five grandchildren grow into beautiful and talented young ladies: Jennifer, Meredith and Devon BELL of Cambridge and Stephanie and Victoria THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Toronto. For his entire life, Ken's heart remained rooted in his experiences growing up on the family farm in Orton: he possessed a profound love for nature and animals. From the one room school in Orton, he began a successful career in the produce industry which started at the Food Terminal in Toronto, and culminated in his appointment as V.P. of a large international fruit brokerage firm in Minneapolis. In World War 2, Ken enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and completed a tour of "ops" as a flight lieutenant navigator with the Royal Air Force in India-Burma. The war years were pivotal in Ken's life; the abiding sorrow of beloved brother "Dunc", missing in action in 1942, made every day Remembrance Day for Ken. Retirement in the early 80's back to Toronto afforded Ken the opportunity to indulge his passion for politics (York West Tory Association), and the Kiwanis Club of Islington, serving as President in 83-84. Here, he found great fellowship while involving himself in their goal to help others less fortunate than themselves. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A private family service has been conducted at First United Church, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to First United Church, 15 Wellington Street, Cambridge N1R 3Y4 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Cambridge (519) 621-1650.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
BELL, Robert Archibald "Archie" Lt. Col, Lake Superior Regiment, Retired.
Died suddenly but peacefully on April 28, 2005 at Wyndham Manor, Oakville, in his 88th year. Much loved father of Lesley (Rod MORRISON) and Alison (Doug CHARLTON.) Born in Port Arthur, Archie was proud of his Scottish heritage and that his people came from the Hebridian island of Colonsay. Archie's war years defined him. He landed at Juno Beach with his regiment in August 1944, was wounded in action, and spent the remainder of the war in military hospitals in England and Canada, returning to Thunder Bay in 1946. Archie joined the family moving business, Angus Bell Cartage, in 1947, retiring in 1968. He then pursued successful real estate and sales careers. He was a devoted volunteer with countless organizations, including the Liberal Party of Canada, the Port Arthur General Hospital and the Lake Superior Regiment Old Boys Association. Archie married Barbara GILLESPIE in 1949. Their marriage was sustained by love and humour, which helped them through the loss of their daughter Nancy at 20 in 1974. Barbara died unexpectedly in 1986. In addition to his daughters, Archie is survived by brother Bruce (Anita), sister Marion (Wally), sister in law, Mona and many nieces and nephews. His sisters Jessie SPOONER (Art) and Dodie STRACHAN (Jack) and brother Ken predeceased him. Archie was fully engaged in life until the day he died. He will be remembered for his wry wit and engaging conversation. There will never be another like him. Lesley and Alison would like to thank the staff of Wyndham Manor for their exceptional and compassionate care of their father. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, Thunder Bay or Port Arthur Branch 5 Building Fund. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, Thunder Bay on Tuesday, May 3rd, 11 a.m. Sargent and son Ltd. 1-866-242-5351. Email condolences to info@sargentandson.com or visit www.sargentandson.com.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
GLOIN, Shirley Anne (née HATHAWAY)
It is with sadness that the family of Shirley Anne GLOIN announces her passing on Friday, May 6, 2005 after a valiant struggle against lymphoma.
Shirley Anne was better known as "my best date" by husband Don "Mom" by Connie and her husband Howard DAY and Ken and his wife Michele; "G.G." by granddaughters Cindy and Laura; "sis" by Betty and Joyce; "sister-in-law" by Bev and Margie GLOIN; "Auntie-Anne" by Kevin and Barb COX, Greg and Jen GLOIN, Kathy and Ken BELL as well as Tim, Pam, Sandy and Peter INCH; " Shakespeare" by hundreds of girls and women with whom she came in contact through Guiding and "Anne" by her many cherished Friends from Saint Thomas, Etobicoke, Regina, Montreal, Rockville, Maryland, Oakville, Kitchener and places beyond. She will be sadly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in the chapel of the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener with a reception to follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.
Interment at Memory Gardens, Breslau.
Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful inter-professional team at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your local regional cancer centre would be appreciated and may be made by contacting the funeral home at (519) 745-9495 or through www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
STUBBS, Harold St. George, Q.C. (1912-2005)
Husband to Eva; father to Dr. Sydney SAINT_GEORGE, Maria SAINT_GEORGE, husband Dr. Michael RAMSEY, Sidney WOLINSKY, wife Dorothy, Christopher SAINT_GEORGE, wife Satomi. Grandfather to Conal RAMSEY, Dr. Rory RAMSEY, Reverend Patrick RAMSEY, Dr. Kevin RAMSEY, Jennifer Bell YANTSOULIS, Catherine BELL, Dr. Andrew BELL, Charles WOLINSKY, Natalie Mirai STUBBS and Lewis Sora STUBBS; great-grandfather to Sean, Andrew, Aidan and Elliot Ramsey. Survived also by sister Connie Cruickshank, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Mary (WILLCOCK) St. George STUBBS; first wife Genevieve DOLLARD, daughter Cynthia Bell ONEILL; brothers, Roy, Gerald, Stanley; sisters, Lillian and Olive. Harold STUBBS graduated a goldmedalist from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1936. He was a member of the law firm Stubbs, Stubbs and Stubbs and was Secretary of the Manitoba Law Society from 1958-1981. Upon his retirement he was appointed Secretary Emeritus of the Manitoba Law Society. He was Secretary Treasurer of the Conference of Governing Bodies of the Legal Profession in Canada, 1960-1972. Also was a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba, Lecturer at Manitoba Law School, President of the Manitoba Bar Association 1957-1958. Appointed to Queens Council in January 1953. He served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Air Force 1941 to 1945 as pilot and flying officer. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, June 19 at Southwood Golf and Country Club from 1-4 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1P6.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
CROTHALL, Wm. Robert " Bob"
Passed away suddenly, at home, May 10th, 2005. Bob was born in Victoria August 13, 1943, where he received his education at Sir James Douglas, Central and Vic High Schools. Predeceased by his brother Steve and his father Bill. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Win, his sisters Joan, Jean and Cathy, Aunty Marge, nephews and nieces and former long-time companion Shirley BELL. He moved to Toronto in 1967 to pursue his teaching career at the University of Toronto, City of York (Vaughan Road Collegiate, Adult Day School, and Weston Collegiate Institute). He was on the executive of the Retired Teachers of Ontario Mid-Island Branch, 2000 to 2003. Bob retired back to Vancouver Island in 1999, living in Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and most recently Victoria. He volunteered at Milner Gardens and Woodland in Qualicum Beach. Along with his love of gardening, he enjoyed entertaining with good food, and fine wine, travel, music and his dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday May 18th, 2005 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falais Drive, Victoria, 250-658-5244

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-17 published
CROTHALL, Wm. Robert " Bob"
Passed away suddenly, at home, May 10th, 2005. Bob was born in Victoria August 13, 1943, where he received his education at Sir James Douglas, Central and Vic High Schools. Predeceased by his brother Steve and his father Bill. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Win, his sisters Joan, Jean (Jim) and Cathy, Aunty Marge, nephews and nieces and former long-time companion Shirley BELL. He moved to Toronto in 1967 to pursue his teaching career at the University of Toronto, City of York (Vaughan Road Collegiate, Adult Day School, and Weston Collegiate Institute). He was on the executive of the Retired Teachers of Ontario Mid-Island Branch, 2000 to 2003. Bob retired back to Vancouver Island in 1999, living in Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and most recently Victoria. He volunteered at Milner Gardens and Woodland in Qualicum Beach. Along with his love of gardening, he enjoyed entertaining with good food, and fine wine, travel, music and his dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday May 18th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falais Drive, Victoria, 250-658-5244. Condolences/tributes to jmb@shaw.ca

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-31 published
FREESTONE, Thelma Alberta
Peacefully, at the Belleville General Hospital on Sunday, May 29, 2005 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Jane (Doug) BELL of Ottawa, Grant FREESTONE of Belleville and Bill (Kathy CARSWELL) FREESTONE of Belleville. Dear gramma of Kathy, Karen, Steven, Heather and Carrie and great gramma of 6. A celebration of her life will be held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church (Corner of Bridge St. and Church St. Belleville) on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 12 noon. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Memorial donations to Saint Thomas Anglican Church or the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail fund would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.burke- funeral.ca

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-01 published
Robert BURNS, Graphic Designer: 1942-2005
Creative wizard whose firm Burns Cooper Hynes made the logos of corporate Canada instantly recognizable allowed cocaine to ruin a brilliant career, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Wednesday, June 1, 2005, Page S7
Robert BURNS was many things -- a graphic artist, a creative thinker, a father -- but most of all he was a cocaine addict. That fact obscured his talents and darkened his life for the last 25 years, from the collapse of the high-flying design firm Burns Cooper Hynes in the early 80s to the ruin of personal relationships.
As a designer he was the equivalent of a bandleader, said his former partner, copywriter Jim HYNES. "He was like Glenn Miller. He knew the sound he wanted to create and he was a genius at putting together the right ingredients to get that result." Other people did most of the work, of course. "He used to call me the donkey," said Mr. HYNES "because I did a little work every day, keeping the cart moving at all times while he would run, run, run and then crash because he would be running at a pace that nobody could sustain."
At his best, Mr. BURNS was a virtuoso of the big idea -- the central phrase or image that you could build a product or an advertising campaign around. "He had heart, wit and intelligence," said Eric (Ric) YOUNG a social and environmental communications consultant. "That is a rare combination and it was invested in all of his work, which was strategic and conceptual. He had real passion and ambition and he brought fantastic energy and an aspiration for greatness to every project."
"He could plug into another person and tune himself onto that wavelength so perfectly that it was mesmerizing," said Mr. HYNES. "That was his greatest talent when he was building a very successful organization, but it was also the talent that enabled him to survive on the street and carry on with a lifestyle that most people can only manage for a few years before they end up in the graveyard."
Robert BURNS grew up in a working-class neighbourhood on the outskirts of London. He was hard to handle as a teenager and once made the newspapers after he and a couple of Friends were arrested for urinating on somebody's front lawn. His parents, fearing he was headed for trouble, made him enlist in the Royal Air Force at age 15, to train as an airplane mechanic. Robert frequently butted heads with his superiors, although he did find success as a bugler and a fencer. Finally, he persuaded the Royal Air Force that he was a conscientious objector and won a discharge.
He put together a portfolio and went to art school in London on a grant for a couple of years. Like so many creative types in the early 1960s, he fancied himself a folksinger. As well as strumming a guitar, he ran an artist's booking agency called Folksounds in Lewisham.
He met Canadian Ellen ANDERSON (now an artist and social activist) in 1965 as she "stepped off the plane" from Toronto. One of her high-school Friends, who was working at the same agency, had asked him for a ride to the airport. "We never parted from that point," Ms. ANDERSON said. They married and made plans to move to Canada.
Mr. BURNS, then 22, needed a passport. At the registry office he made a casual joke about his parentage and learned that he'd been adopted as a baby. He felt betrayed, according to Ms. ANDERSON, who believes that confronting the truth about his birth was one of the demons that Mr. BURNS wrestled with for the rest of his life.
In Toronto, Mr. BURNS and Ms. ANDERSON shared a house with a number of artists. Mr. BURNS found work as a graphic artist for the CTV television network and then formed his own company called Robert Burns Designs. Ms. ANDERSON says her husband, who had grown up with rationing and deprivation, was so bewitched by the wealth of North America that he wrote a letter to a friend back in England saying, "the streets are filled with cars as big as houses."
Mr. BURNS left Ms. ANDERSON in 1969 when she was pregnant with their son Gabe. The breakup was cruel and acrimonious. By then, Mr. BURNS was working on a freelance basis with Heather COOPER, an illustrator and graphic designer whom he'd met through photographer Bert BELL. They began a professional and personal relationship that lasted 11 years, a creative partnership that brought them a stellar list of clients, a lavish life style and a daughter Sarah who is now 34.
Either separately, or together as the graphic design firm Burns Cooper, they seemed to be involved in everything that was fresh and innovative, from David Crombie's mayoralty campaign to Canadian Brass, Roots and CITY-TV. " Being intensely creative was what we were about," said Ms. COOPER. " Work was our passion and probably the original reason for us being together."
Jim HYNES, then a corporate communications executive, arrived in Toronto from Montreal in 1972 and hired them to develop a new graphic identity for his company. Over the next three years, the two men became close Friends. Finally, in 1975, Mr. BURNS persuaded Mr. HYNES to quit his job and join him and Ms COOPER in a partnership that became Burns Cooper Hynes.
"Within the next five years we became if not the biggest graphic design company in Canada certainly the best known and the most prestigious," said Mr. HYNES. They produced corporate identities, annual reports and sales materials for clients such as Northern Telecom, Alcan, Imperial Oil, Cadillac Fairview and Canadian Pacific airlines.
"He loved luxury. When he had money, it vanished instantly on the most expensive things he could find." says Mr. HYNES. In those days it was not uncommon to end a meeting with an advertising agency by doing a "mile-long line" of cocaine on the boardroom table. "Everybody snorted coke," said Mr. HYNES. "It was considered completely harmless fun." But Mr. BURNS moved on to injecting, quickly draining the company to feed his rapacious habit.
"He changed our lives in a big way, first for the better and then for the worse," said Mr. HYNES. "I needed to get out of the corporate world and I still remember that decade as the happiest of my working life. Heather is a very reclusive person and for her to sell herself as an illustrator was very difficult, but Robert made her into a superstar. The first requirement of one of Robert's big ideas was a great big poster by Heather COOPER."
After the collapse of Burns Cooper Hynes in the early 1980s -- Ms. COOPER said it took her years to wind up dealings with creditors and contractors -- Mr. BURNS started a couple of other design firms, but he never really recovered.
"I thought he might be able to control his addictions, said Ms. ANDERSON, "but he had so many demons and drugs were the way to keep them at bay." About a year ago he learned that he had at least two types of hepatitis and he had terminal liver damage.
Although he had been living on and off the street for years, lately he was living in a group home run by the Homes First Society and had connected with outreach and religious workers at St. James Cathedral in Toronto and a neighbourhood centre called 6 St. Joseph Street. Two weeks ago, he spent the day working on a renovation project, went home to have some soup with a friend and collapsed.
Robert BURNS was born in London, England on April 16, 1942. He died of hepatitis and heart failure on May 14 after nearly 30 years of drug abuse. He was 63. He is survived by his first wife Ellen ANDERSON and his son Gabe; and by his former partner Heather COOPER, his daughter Sarah Cooper BURNS and her family.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
WILLIAMSON, Joan Elizabeth (née NESBITT)
Peacefully, on Saturday, June 11th, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital, in her 82nd year. Loving wife of the late Isaac "Ike" WILLIAMSON, devoted mother of Jane BELL (Ken WARD,) Sally EDWARDS (Jim,) and Scott WILLIAMSON. Proud grandmother of Matthew and Andrew BELL. Sadly missed by her sister Helen OUGH and cousin Ruth MacDONALD. A special thank you to Dr. M. TWEEDALE and the Oncology Unit at North York and the Palliative Care at Sunnybrook Hospital. Joan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews as well as her Friends at Greenview Lodge. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence, 416-488-1101), on Monday, June 13th from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow at Newmarket Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to cancer research would be appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-16 published
BELL, Robert Gordon, O.C., M.D., LL.D
Peacefully at home, on June 15, 2005, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Irene LAMPING, whom he married in 1938. Loving father of Bobbie (deceased,) Ronald (Katharine KIRKWOOD,) Janice (Walter HAMBLEY,) Linda (Louis ST- LAURENT,) Mary (Daniel PLOUFFE) and Brian (Lynn.) Cherished Grandpa to Kate (John BLICK,) Laura (Peter BHOI,) Carolyn (Sam BIRRITTELLA,) Jason, Jessie, Vicki, Christopher, Lisa, James, Elizabeth, Andrew and Sarah, and proud Great-Grandpa to Robert, James, Patrick, Daniel and Asha. Predeceased by his brother Oliver and his sister Jean. He will be missed by his dear sister-in-law Helen LAMPING, his cousin Mary WILSON, nieces, nephews, and Friends as well as his wonderful caregivers, Yolande, Matilda and Georgette. Born on a farm in Saint Mary's, Ontario in 1911, he grew up in a warm and caring home environment. Educated in Saint Mary's, he later attended Medical School, University of Toronto (Victoria College) and was a member of the Canadian Army Medical Corps in World War 2. A pioneer in addiction medicine, he and his wife Mary began working as a team treating patients in their own home in 1946, and subsequently established Glen Maple, Shadowbrook, Willowdale Hospital for Women, Alex G. Brown Clinic at Mimico Reformatory, and The Bell Clinic. He received international recognition for creating successful treatment and recovery programs and founded the first public hospital for addiction in Canada, The Donwood Institute. He then, at the age of 72, continued and expanded his work by opening Bellwood Health Services. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Royal Bank Award, an honorary Doctor of Laws (York University) and has received numerous other honours. Music played a big part in his life and he was an accomplished pianist. He loved gardening, dancing, reading, bridge and especially gatherings with family and Friends. Visitation will be held on Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday June 20, 2005 at St. Gabriel's Church (Sheppard Avenue) at 10 a.m. Private Interment in Saint Mary's, Ontario. Condolences www.rskane.ca. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Gordon Bell Foundation for the Prevention of Addiction. More than 40,000 families have benefited from his life's work. His dedication to his patients will be remembered by them and their subsequent generations. As he often said, 'It has been a privilege to have been of service.' R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-28 published
BELL, Stephen James
Peacefully in Ottawa on Sunday, June 26, 2005, with his family at his side, age 53 years. Beloved husband of Patricia DAGGITT- BOND. Dear father of Laura BOND (Morrie MENDELSON,) Cory BOND (Ellen) and Barbara REITER (Mark.) Cherished Grandpa of Connor, Jessica, Aubrey and Camryn. Also survived by two brothers Howard (Wendy) and David (Grace) and three sisters Beverley LOVE (Gary,) Elaine EDGAR (Bill) and Nancy. Memorial donations to the hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, K1S 0X1 would be appreciated by the family. Private family funeral arrangements with the Memorial Funeral Home of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. Condolences/donations/tributes at mcgarryfamily.ca

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-30 published
Robert Gordon BELL, Physician: 1911-2005
Pioneering doctor who almost didn't make it through medical school turned a chance involvement with alcoholics into a life's calling to treat all manner of addictions
By Stephen STRAUSS, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, June 30, 2005, Page S11
Toronto -- After word got out that Robert Gordon BELL, known to those who knew him as Gordon, had died at 93, an e-mail was sent to his family from a former patient. In it, the feelings of not just the writer but the tens of thousands of people whom Dr. BELL and his treatment had helped escape from addiction was summarized in a mental health koan.
"I learned from him that, yes, I was an alcoholic, but to be an alcoholic didn't mean I was a bad person," the man wrote.
It is something that the Ontario farmer's son, who turned a happenstance involvement with Toronto alcoholics in the 1940s into a life's calling to treat addictions of all sorts, would undoubtedly have relished. His personal motto, and one that he repeated daily to patients, was "it has been a privilege to have been of service."
What wasn't said, but implied, were the added words "when others find it such a privilege not to serve you."
The social context in which the ever-courtly Dr. BELL helped revolutionize the treatment of addiction in not just Canada but around the world was a medical disdain bordering on repulsion.
"He was a courageous pioneer, because he took on an area of medicine almost nobody at the time wanted to deal with," said Frank EVANS, long-time colleague and secretary of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. "Doctors were both revolted and disgusted at a problem which they saw as self-inflicted. In what he did, Dr. BELL was almost the addiction equivalent of Father Damien, who provided an understanding and haven for lepers on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai."
Dr. BELL would later write that part of his sympathy for an addict's personal failures came from his own difficulties in becoming a doctor in the first place.
Born into a Scots Presbyterian family in the Southern Ontario town of Saint Mary's, Dr. BELL was inspired by his industrious Uncle Charlie -- a doctor who once held the North American record for the number of babies delivered in a year -- to go into medicine. But he was an indifferent student, and he failed medical school after his third year at the University of Toronto. While working in a smelting plant, he experienced what he would later call a transcendental release from fear of failure while watching the sun rise over Lake Erie. "I lost my fear of not being able to succeed, and I acquired a sense of direction in personal fulfilment," he would write in an 1989 autobiography.
He might have become self-assured, but he also had to struggle mightily to convince the University of Toronto to readmit him after a dean bluntly informed him: "Can you not appreciate that you have neither the intelligence nor the emotional stability to graduate in medicine and succeed as a physician." In a way, that set the tone for his subsequent dealing with authority -- he refused to leave until a second opinion was obtained from someone who saw the good doctor lurking within the previous failure.
Dr. BELL's first entree into social-psychiatric medicine came during the Second World War when he worked in the Canadian Army with soldiers traumatized by their war experience. Having found this interesting, and sure that his lack of an obstetrics background would doom him in general practice, he opened up a clinic in his home for -- in his words -- the "emotionally disabled."
At the time, he assured his wife, who already had given birth to two of his five children, that "the worst we could expect would be three or four nervous old ladies as guests. I had no idea at the time our only patients would be alcoholics." Not only that, but among them would be one who returned to the house after going on a bend with the express purpose of beating Dr. BELL to a pulp.
Reflecting a Canada in which alcoholics were viewed as the bane of a medical practice, Dr. BELL quickly found that there was almost nothing in the medical literature describing how you dealt with people who drank too much. Out of the personality jumble of the patients who came to him -- business successes, failures, the violent, the passive, the neat, the messy -- grew the notion that, to treat addiction, you had to treat the whole person in a caring community. A singularly important feature of this, and one that went against the thinking of the time, was that an alcoholic was an alcoholic for life and there was no possibility of going back to social drinking.
To this was grafted what were, for the time, revolutionary alcoholism drug treatments, most notably Antabuse, a medication that made anyone sick who drank alcohol afterward. To ensure they would truly be of service to their patients, Dr. BELL and another physician first tried the substance on themselves. The result was a near overdose wherein Dr. BELL's blood pressure and pulse rate fell to almost zero and he came close to dying. Later, he and a fellow doctor would invent and again self-test Temposil, an anti-drinking drug with fewer side effects. They also came up with a body-weight scale that allowed you to estimate how much you could drink without getting drunk.
Dr. BELL's interest in addiction -- he had soon learned that many of his alcoholic patients were addicted to barbiturates and other drugs -- led him to found a number of clinics and hospitals in the Toronto area. The establishment of these facilities was viewed by the authorities of the day with considerable suspicion. Indeed, so wary was the Ontario Medical Association of his activities that it secretly sent a couple of doctors to check out his clinic. In the words of one of the investigators, the Ontario Medical Association suspected that Dr. BELL was "some kind of medical racketeer out to make a fortune by sobering up wealthy drunks."
Making money would have surprised both his bank managers and his family. "He always paid himself last," said Ron BELL, one of his sons.
Soon, Bell clinics in their various incarnations were seen as the best places in North America for people to have a chance at least to stop being alcoholics. And rich Americans, notably Henry Clay Ford, grand_son of Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone Jr., of the Firestone tire family, soon arrived for treatment. They both ended up sitting on the board and contributing money toward the operation of the Donwood Institute, the first public hospital in North America specifically designed to treat addictions.
Of particular pride to Dr. BELL was the more than half-a-million dollars contributed by former patients -- the "hopeless characters," according to those who turned them away -- to the Donwood. The success in Canada spurred the development of similar institutions in the United States, one of which treated Betty Ford, the wife of former U.S. president Gerald Ford. It became the template for the Betty Ford Center in California.
But life's accomplishments don't always capture the character of a man. Dr. BELL was, say those who knew him, someone who transcended his background. The child of the old Protestant Ontario embraced in his practice the multiplicity of the multiculturalism of its present. "He was very ecumenical," said University of Toronto professor Harold KALANT, who had known him since medical school.
As an example, Toby LEVINSON, a psychologist who worked with him since the 1960s, reported the reaction of a native woman when Dr. BELL took his family on a tour of the Donwood. "Dr. BELL was here with his family; he came right over and talked to me. Can you imagine Dr. BELL talking to a drunken Indian?" she asked in amazement.
His final accomplishment may have been the incorporation of his children in his vision of a caring community for addicts. Both his daughter Janice and his daughter Linda ended up working at Bellwood Health Services, a residential centre he helped found to treat not only drug and alcohol addictions but also gambling, sexual manias and eating disorders.
In the end, Gordon BELL's life finished in a full circle. He was buried in the graveyard of the church in Saint Mary's where he had worshipped as a child, and where his childhood minister had emphasized the need for lifelong learning. What killed him was a heart attack, which he diagnosed to a caregiver even as he was dying. "A good clinician to the last," said Ron BELL.
Robert Gordon BELL was born in Saint Mary's, Ontario, on November 11, 1911. He died of a heart attack in Toronto on June 15, 2005. He was 93. He is survived by daughters Janice HAMBLE, Linda BELL and Mary BELL- PLOUFFE and by sons Ronald and Brian. His wife, Mary, died in January of 1994.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-22 published
HODD, James D.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Beloved husband of Gwen (née WHIDDEN) for 27 years. Loving father of Lynn GRAY/GREY, Shelley BELL (Andrew,) Janice LINKE (Peter) and Laurie HODD (Cameron.) Proud grandfather of Terri, Trevor, Leslie, Joanne, Cameron, Trenda, Kristen and Emily. Great-grandfather of Brittany. Jim will be sadly missed by his sister Jean DAVIS (Art) and brother Ralph (Joyce.) Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-25 published
KERR, Viola (née WILGAR) (1915-2005)
Died quickly of an aortic aneurysm in Muskoka in her 90th year with her usual grace and sweetness, surrounded by family and her dearest and best friend Syd JACKSON. Beloved wife, for 57 rich and wonderful years, of the late Stanley E. KERR, who died seven years ago. Cherished mother of Sheila (Dennis O'NEILL,) Kitty (Julian HAY,) and David. She adored her grandchildren: Carolyn O'NEILL (Lorne ROTHMAN), Kathleen O'NEILL Carter (Tony), Jennifer McCARTHY, Alex McCARTHY, Andrea, Roxanne and Austin KERR; and her great-grandchildren: Quinn and Arielle ROTHMAN, William Stanley CARTER and Annabel Viola CARTER. Dearly loved by her many nieces and nephews: Barbara (Bill LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH,) Jay BRADSHAW (Jinnie), Pat CROMIE (Ron), Stephen WILGAR (Judy), Jeremy WILGAR (Barbara,) Betsy PERKIN, as well as Patricia LIPTRAP (Bob,) Peter LAWTON (Pat), Peggy McISAAC, the late Joyce DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Bob), Ken SELBY (Anne.) A role-model for all of us, Vi knew how to live life to the fullest and right up until her very last breath. Friendly, sociable, kind, clever, funny, articulate, well-read, musical and glamorous. Thoughtful, charitable, forgiving, hopeful a quintessential Christian. Born in 1915 in Toronto, the daughter of Clarence and Maudie WILGAR, sister of Adelaide BRADSHAW, Alan WILGAR, Warren WILGAR, and Dorothy BELL, Viola is the last of her generation. She attended Brown School and Havergal College, became a nurse at the Toronto Central Hospital, and after staying home with her children, engaged in a 40-year successful career in real estate at Johnston and Daniel. She continued to be involved in her many activities right up until the day she died. Not only was she involved in organizations such as Lawrence Park Community Church and the Serenata Singers, but also, played excellent bridge, threw dinner parties for Friends and family at her house, enjoyed the Muskoka cottage and travelling. She always kept in touch with Friends in good times and bad. She left this message for us: "Let not your hearts be troubled. I have lived long and well and have had and given lots of fun and laughter." The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Tuesday between 6-8 p.m. Funeral services to be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue. Donations may be made to the Christian Children's Fund of Canada or The Muskoka Heritage Fund.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-18 published
BELL, Norman, 1989 -- Died This Day
Thursday, August 18, 2005, Page S9
Sociologist born in 1924.
After graduating from the University of Toronto and Harvard University, he held teaching or research appointments at the Harvard Medical School, the University of California at Berkeley and the department of psychiatry at the University of Nairobi. An authority on mental health, he helped establish new social policies in several countries. He spent much of his career working as a consultant to health-care organizations around the world. He helped introduce family therapy in the Dutch health-care system and, as a consultant to the Nigerian ministry of health, he developed policies that changed the delivery of health care. In 1967, he joined the staff at the University of Toronto and, from 1968 to 1974, also served as the clinical sociologist and head of the family-studies section at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. A professor of sociology, he was known for his lectures on family dynamics and the sociology of intimacy. He died of a cardiac arrest while vacationing in Ireland.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-31 published
I Remember -- Gordon BELL
By Ron BERRESFORD, Wednesday, August 31, 2005, Page S9
Barrie, Ont -- Reverend Ron BERRESFORD of Barrie, Ontario, writes about Dr. Gordon BELL, whose obituary appeared on June 30.
Meeting Dr. BELL as a student in addictions was to be drawn into his personal circle by his down-home personality. His boundless energy and enthusiasm was contagious and motivating. You always felt included and valued. He took a personal interest in our progress, and the pride of a favourite uncle figure in our achievements which, in my case, he continued to follow and recognize into the '90s.
As a world leader in addictions, he ranks with such Canadian medical heroes as Banting, Best, Penfield, Osler, McClure, Shouldice, Selye and Bethune. It is sad that the symbol of his great achievements, the Donwood Institute, is currently for sale to the highest bidder, which will probably result in its demolition.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
GIBSON, Norman "the Gibber" (1935-2005)
Passed away unexpectedly at home, Tuesday evening, August 30, 2005. Loving husband of Nancy. Loving father of Michael (Kathleen), Mark (Rhonda) and Paul. Proud grandfather of Sean, Kelsey and Daniel. Dear son-in-law of Beatrice BELL. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 95 Bayly Street West, Suite 404, Ajax, Ontario L1S 7K8. Norm will be sadly missed by his family, Friends and colleagues at Maison Placements Canada Inc.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-07 published
BELL, Margo (née ALLAN)
At Toronto on Monday, September 5, 2005. Beloved wife of the late William BELL. Dear mother of Don McLEAN and his wife Ann Ian McLEAN and his wife Elaine; Clarke BELL and his wife Moragh and Betsy PERKIN. Loved grandmother to Andrew (Stephanie) McLEAN, Timothy (Alison) McLEAN, David McLEAN and Andrea McLEAN; Craig and Tyler BELL; and Douglas (Danielle) and Tory PERKIN. Sister of Hugh ALLAN and his wife Dorothy. We thank the D4 Wing staff of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for their compassion toward Margo BELL during her care. We also thank Lynn and her support staff who provided exemplary care at The Claremont, where Margo resided for the past one and one-half years. The family will receive Friends at the Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive on Friday, September 9th from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4G 3E8.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-08 published
SZILAGYI, John " Janos" Tomas
With his family at his bedside, John (Janos) SZILAGYI passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2005 at Bridgepoint Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. John was born December 29, 1924 in Timisoara, Romania. Beloved husband of 38 years to the late Eva (née TOTH) SZILAGYI (1986.) Loving father of Eva (Mrs. Richard BELL.) Dear cousin of Eugen, Mona and Alexandra KISS. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) for a "Celebration of His Life" on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-14 published
STRATHEARN, Shirley Mary (née BELL)
Light of my life, died peacefully at Oak Terrace, Orillia on Monday September 12, 2005 in her 80th year. Beloved wife and soul mate of Dr. John, for 57 wonderful years. Dear daughter of the Late Fred and Dorothy BELL of Toronto and Stirling. Loved mother of Ian of Revelstoke, British Columbia and Paul of Vancouver, British Columbia. She will be dearly missed by her sister Betty VANDERTOGT of Belleville and nieces Pam of Belleville and Carol of Victoria, British Columbia. At Shirley's request there will be no visitation or Funeral Service. A Celebration of her life will be held at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East Orillia (705) 326-3595, at 1 o'clock on Saturday Afternoon September 17, 2005. If desired donations to Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-19 published
BELL, David
Passed away at home on September 16th, 2005, surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Annie. His beloved and beautiful Annie was his best friend and life partner. David always said that it was the luckiest day of his life when he met Annie. He believed that she was the source of everything that was right and beautiful in his life. Annie was truly the love of his life. David is also survived by his wonderful children Jordan and Caitlin. David loved his children very deeply and they were a source of immense pride for him. David died gratified by the fact that his kids were on their way to being meaningful and worthwhile adults. David is also survived by his brother Stephen and sister Nancy, his mother-in-law Agnes GOESTL, and brother-in-law John GOESTL. Predeceased by his parents George and Muriel BELL, and his older brother Michael. David privately fought a courageous two year battle with colon cancer and its complications. Throughout the fight, David never lost his sense of humour nor his sense of adventure. It is clear that he earned extra time with his family and Friends through a combination of his unrelenting optimism and his incredible tenacity. In the end, he lost the battle but he fought the good fight. He would like to thank all who were involved with their kind and compassionate care at the Brantford General Cancer Clinic. David was very lucky to have a small group of steadfast Friends, many of whom he'd known for decades. He told a few of these Friends of the terminal nature of his predicament because of necessity or proximity. Others, he did not tell because he hated spreading more sadness around and he hoped that they would forgive him for not telling them. He was particularly grateful to Steph and Rolfie who were always there, above and beyond! To his Friends, he loved you all. David was well known throughout Canada's public relations industry as an executive recruiter. He established the country's premier executive recruitment firm specializing exclusively in public relations in the early 1990's and managed it until his death. His honesty and integrity will be missed. At David's request, there was no service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of your choice would honour his memory. Please come and help celebrate David's life on Sunday September 25th. Join family and Friends in celebrating the 'David way,' at the Keg Steakhouse in Brantford (61 Lynden Road) from 6 p.m. onward. For directions please call the Keg (519-757-0024). Illegitimus Non Carborundum Arrangements entrusted to Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel 759-2211. www.dignitymemorial.org

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
BELL, David (1952-2005)
Passed away at home on September 16th, 2005, surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Annie. His beloved and beautiful Annie was his best friend and life partner. David always said that it was the luckiest day of his life when he met Annie. He believed that she was the source of everything that was right and beautiful in his life. Annie was truly the love of his life. David is also survived by his wonderful children Jordan and Caitlin. David loved his children very deeply and they were a source of immense pride for him. David died gratified by the fact that his kids were on their way to being meaningful and worthwhile adults. David is also survived by his brother Stephen and sister Nancy and their families, his mother-in-law Agnes GOESTL, and brother-in-law John GOESTL and his family. Predeceased by his parents George and Muriel BELL, and his older brother Michael. David privately fought a courageous two year battle with colon cancer and its complications. Throughout the fight, David never lost his sense of humour nor his sense of adventure. It is clear that he earned extra time with his family and Friends through a combination of his unrelenting optimism and his incredible tenacity. In the end, he lost the battle but he fought the good fight. He would like to thank all who were involved with their kind and compassionate care at the Brantford General Cancer Clinic. David was very lucky to have a small group of steadfast Friends, many of whom he'd known for decades. He told a few of these Friends of the terminal nature of his predicament because of necessity or proximity. Others, he did not tell because he hated spreading more sadness around and he hoped that they would forgive him for not telling them. He was particularly grateful to Steph and Rolfie who were always there, above and beyond! To his Friends, he loved you all. David was well known throughout Canada's public relations industry as an executive recruiter. He established the country's premier executive recruitment firm specializing exclusively in public relations in the early 1990's and managed it until his death. His honesty and integrity will be missed. At David's request, there was no service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of your choice would honour his memory. Please come and help celebrate David's life on Sunday September 25th. Join family and Friends in celebrating the 'David way,' at the Keg Steakhouse in Brantford (61 Lynden Road) from 6 p.m. onward. For directions please call the Keg (519-757-0024). Illegitimus Non Carborundum Arrangements entrusted to Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel 759-2211 www.dignitymemorial.org

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-07 published
MacDONALD, Dr. A.J. "Jeff" (1923-2005)
Beloved husband of Elspeth, dear father of Susan LAVERTY (Edmond ROBERTSON) of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Alec MacDONALD and Ian MacDONALD (Naomi) both of Vancouver and Jennifer MacDONALD (Ken DUBBLESTYNE) of Saint Marys, Ontario. Grandpa of Rozlyn and Adelle DUBBLESTYNE and Renn and Kei MacDONALD. Survived by his sisters Gladys MacDONALD of Devon, England and Alison BELL of Gloucestershire, England. Born in Liverpool, England on December 30, 1923, he was educated at Merchant Taylor's, Crosby England, achieving honours in leadership and integrity, as well as in all sports. In 1942, he volunteered in the Highland Light Infantry and was Commissioned in the Manchester Regiment in 1943. He served in northwest Europe as Captain. He graduated MB-ChB Bristol University 1953, where he was also Captain of University Golf. He emigrated to Canada in 1955. Resident in Pediatrics/Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital, London then resident in Pediatrics at War Memorial Children's Hospital, London before establishing a general practice in Stratford in January 1957. He was appointed coroner in 1972 and served until 1993 and held numerous hospital appointments including Chief of Staff and President of Medical Staff. He retired in 1994, but continued to practice medicine until his 80th year. His community involvement included Stratford Board of Education Chairman 1962-1964, President Stratford Art Association 1970-1972, Board of Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Perth County Branch. In 1997 he was the recipient of the Ontario Medical Association Glen Sawyer Award for service to the profession and community. He was a member of Stratford Country Club since 1964 also Founding member of Stratford Squash Group 1978. Jeff loved theatre both as audience and performer and was featured in local charity productions Cor Blimey and Splurge, Slodge and Crudge as well as CTV Networks 'Doctors Diary' 1968-1969. At Jeff's request, his body has been donated to U.W.O. to further medical education and research. Friends and relatives will be welcome at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday October 15th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. followed by a Celebration of his life. Remembrances would be deeply appreciated to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or to the O.S.P.C. A Perth County Branch through the funeral home.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-26 published
Archie BELL
By Alison BELL and Lesley BELL, Wednesday, October 26, 2005, Page A26
Father, husband, veteran, humorist, letter-writer, political watch-dog, friend. Born November 18, 1917, in Port Arthur, Ontario Died April 28 in Oakville, Ontario, aged 87.
Archie's keen wit, storytelling and personal convictions were his defining features. He would make us laugh until it hurt, or listen in rapt silence to his tales of "the old days." Tales of growing up in Port Arthur, now part of Thunder Bay, Ontario, with his parents Ethel and Angus, his sisters Jessie, Flora and Marion and brothers Bruce and Ken. Tales of skating on the rink beside the co-operative dairy. Tales of the "dirty Thirties," when his mother would generously feed the itinerant labourers who appeared at their back door, sometimes at the expense of her own family.
If we complained about a summer job, Dad would remind us of his hard labour as a water boy on the railway, where he earned the princely sum of $1 a day. If we struggled with school, he would encourage us to stick with it, reminding us that he did not have the good fortune to finish high school, due, in part, to a bout with rheumatic fever, but more to his enlistment in the militia.
A proud member of the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), Archie joined the militia at the age of 14, masquerading as a much older and wiser 18-year-old. Thrilled with his high-paying job, he described earning $12 a month in 1932 as "a real bonanza."
His life in the army, in many ways, was the making of Archie. Mobilized with a unit of 800 in 1940, he stood guard at the Peace Tower, marched through the Ottawa Valley and eventually landed in New Brunswick, where he was given the rank of officer.
With a drastic shortage of officers in 1942 came the search for suitable candidates. During the interview that led to his promotion, Archie was asked how much high-school education he had. Archie replied, "Three years, Sir." The general nodded in approval. What Archie did not tell him, however, was that all three years were in Grade 9.
Landing at Juno Beach with his regiment in August, 1944, he was wounded in action, spending the remainder of the war in military hospitals in England and Canada. Archie returned to Normandy in 2001 as the official representative of the Lake Superior Regiment, to take part in a ceremony honouring his close friend Major Edward Styffe, who died in the war.
Returning to Port Arthur in 1946, Archie took over his father's moving business. Originally relying on the use of dray horses, Bell Cartage was the only cartage business in the area that was also willing to store explosives. Many a tense moment was spent waiting in the car while Dad stopped to check on things at the magazine where they were kept.
Archie married our mother Barbara GILLESPIE in June, 1949. They met on a blind date and our mother knew at once that she had met the man of her dreams. Three much-loved daughters, Lesley, Nancy and Alison, followed. Despite the obvious gender imbalance in our family, our father liked to pretend that he was the strict authoritarian, but we knew differently. After grounding us for staying out too late with a boyfriend or for dinging his car, Dad would soften the blow with a trip for a chocolate-dipped cone or a Coney Island hot dog.
Our father had a tremendous sense of humour, which sustained him through many difficult periods in his life. A stoic figure, we will never know the depth of pain he felt at the loss of his daughter Nancy and wife Barbara. He was fully engaged in life to the day he died. There will never be another like him.
Alison and Lesley are Archie's daughters.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
Douglas SALMON, Surgeon (1923-2005)
As the first black person in Canada to head a surgical team at a large hospital, he came a long way from being a labourer in a Toronto construction yard
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, October 31, 2005, Page S11
Orphaned, poor and black in Toronto during the Depression, Doug SALMON held steadfastly to a dream. He was going to be a doctor.
Despite a society that did not support his ambition, that's exactly what he did. For 28 years, he performed surgery at Scarborough Centenary Hospital.
The first black surgeon in modern Canadian medical history, while at Centenary he became president of the hospital's medical staff and chief of general surgery, the first black person to do so. He was among the first doctors in Canada to perform gastric bypass surgery.
"He led an exemplary life as a husband, father and grandfather," said his wife, Beverly, a former Metro Toronto and North York councillor. "His patients absolutely loved him."
Born to Jamaican immigrants, he was the youngest of six children. His father, Robert, was a veteran of the Boer War in South Africa at the turn of the last century while his mother was a nurse with the Black Cross. A brainchild of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born champion of black nationalism, it was a local-community version of the Red Cross and may have provided young Doug's early inspiration to become a doctor.
After his parents died, he learned to light furnaces for a penny a piece and worked three paper routes to help provide for himself and his siblings, by then in the care of a widowed aunt. At high school, low expectations for his race saw him channelled into a technical program. Although he graduated at the top of his class, young Doug SALMON could not get a job.
All the while, he had been studying music. His piano teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music, impressed by the boy's intelligence and desire to learn, pulled strings and found him work at Dominion Bridge, then Canada's construction giant.
He started as outside yard boy. Because he was black, no one would eat lunch with him, except for the son of the company president. His new friend saw ability in the young man and told his father. As a result, Doug SALMON was promoted to inside messenger boy and at the same time attended evening classes at Jarvis Collegiate to obtain his senior matriculation.
Interestingly, he spent other nights in an entirely different role by fronting his own band. In the 1940s, Doug Salmon and his Orchestra provided music in dance halls all over the Toronto region.
Meanwhile, in his day job, he was beginning to put into practice some of the theory he was soaking up at Jarvis. One day, he saw staff gathered around a drawing, struggling to figure out an angle. Using his night-school knowledge, he solved the problem. Suddenly, others at Dominion Bridge saw talent in him, too. After some training, he was given a job as a draftsman with the company. Later, he worked briefly as a manager, and he no doubt sensed real possibilities of advancement, but decided, instead, to go back to school.
He enrolled at the University of Toronto and in 1951 obtained a degree in physiology and biochemistry. He was accepted into medical school, paying his way with help from a scholarship, work as a draftsman, and by landing gigs as Doug Salmon and his Orchestra. All the while maintaining marks that placed him in the upper third of his class. He graduated in 1955.
Well before entering medical school, in 1942, he participated in one of the first major protests against discrimination in Toronto. Because of their colour, one of his Friends, Roy JOHNSTON, and two out-of-town guests had been denied entry to the Palais Royale, a ballroom on the Toronto lakeshore, to hear the black jazz pianist Earl (Fatha) Hines.
At a time when black parents encouraged their children to remain passive in the face of discrimination, Mr. JOHNSTON formed a protest committee. Doug SALMON was among its leaders. Appearing before the police commission, the police chief and mayor Bob SAUNDERS, the committee requested a bylaw to end discrimination in time for an upcoming appearance at the Palais Royale by bandleader Duke Ellington. While the bylaw did not come about, Mr. Ellington appeared instead at the Royal York Hotel, where blacks were allowed.
In February of 1945, Doug SALMON was among those who protested the barring of a black teenager from a Toronto skating rink, joining a couple of hundred others outside the arena. The protest was led this time by Art BELL, who, as a member of a student administration committee at the University of Toronto, was then deeply involved in human rights. "It was a civil-rights protest that was civil," Mr. BELL said. "It wasn't one of those beat'em-up-and-break-the-windows type of protests. We just marched."
By all accounts, it worked. After two nights of picketing and a visit to the mayor, the group had its way. Mr. SAUNDERS dusted off a bylaw from the days of Upper Canada that said innkeepers must provide lodging and refreshment to any traveller who has the means to pay for the service. It was enacted the next day.
Along with Dr. SALMON, other committee members rose to prominence. Mr. JOHNSTON became a trustee of the Toronto Board of Education and Wilson BROOKS became one of Toronto's first black school principals.
In a twist of fate, through his sister, Dr. SALMON met his future wife, Beverly BELL, who also happened to both a nurse and Art BELL's cousin. After marrying in 1956, they moved to Detroit, where Dr. SALMON became a resident in general surgery.
Although offered a practice in Detroit, Dr. SALMON returned home where he and his wife started a family. In 1967, he landed a job at Scarborough Centenary as a member of the general surgical staff. He was the only black surgeon on staff, but not the first black surgeon in Canada. That distinction belonged to another Toronto doctor, Dr. Anderson Ruffin ABBOTT, a man who had graduated from the University of Toronto in 1861, served as a Union Army surgeon during the American Civil War and afterward returned home to be a resident surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, all at a time when anesthesia was in its infancy.
Over the years, Dr. SALMON put in long hours and gained a reputation as a highly skilled practitioner with a caring and compassionate bedside manner who had helped pioneer such techniques as bypass surgery for the morbidly obese. In time, the hospital made him chief of general surgery. As the first black person in the country to head the surgical team at a large hospital, and someone in whose hands lay the power of life and death, he had come a long way from the construction yard at Dominion Bridge.
Dr. SALMON worked at Centenary from 1967 until 1995, and then at the Rudd Clinic in Toronto. He retired in 1997.
He was awarded the Canadian Black Achievement Award for medicine in 1986 and 1994. In his honour, his family has established the Dr. John Douglas Graham Salmon Award for Black Medical Students.
John Douglas Graham SALMON was born on December 13, 1923. He died at home in Toronto on September 21 of vascular dementia. He was 81. One sister, his wife, Beverly, children, Doug Jr., Warren,
Heather and Leslie survive him. Four siblings and one grandchild predeceased him.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-07 published
SHAW, Robert William
Passed away in Dartmouth on Monday, December 5, 2005. Born in Halifax on April 8, 1946 he was the son of the late George Stuart (Ted) and Marie Cecilia (DUGGAN) SHAW. Bob is survived by his wife and best friend of 37 years Gretchen Victoria (ALLEN;) son Robert and his wife Shari and granddaughter Caelan of Truro daughter Alison (SHAW) BELL and husband Douglas and grandchildren Tanya, Catherine and Douglas (Toronto) and daughter Tanya SHAW and her fiancé Richard (Ottawa;) brother John SHAW (Edmonton) and sister Barbara MURRAY (Halifax;) Audrey and Fred ALLEN and extended family. Bob was educated in Fredericton and Halifax and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from Saint Mary's University in 1968. He received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1970 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1995. Bob was employed by Peat Marwick & Mitchell before joining Clayton Developments Limited as Controller in 1971. He held progressively senior positions with Clayton Developments, serving as General Manager, Chief Administrative Officer and President. In 1997, Bob was appointed President of The Shaw Group Limited, a director of Shaw and Shaw Limited, and President of Shaw Wood Industries Limited. At the time of his death he was Vice Chairman and director of The Shaw Group and its subsidiaries. As a volunteer, Bob was active in and committed to a large number of charitable, community and industry organizations. Most recently he served as a director of the Halifax Foundation, The Greater Halifax Partnership and the Pier 21 Foundation, and was a member of the Saint Mary's Business Development Centre Board. His past volunteer leadership positions include chair of the Nova Scotia Economic Development Corporation, vice-chair of the City of Halifax's Economic Development Task Force and vice-chair of the Halifax County Industrial Commission. He had served as president of both the Canadian Home Builders' Association and the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association. He also chaired the Metro United Way Corporate Campaign and served for several years as vice-chair of the Board of Dartmouth General Hospital, a governor of Saint Mary's University, chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Board on Colleges and Universities, and chair of the Nova Scotia Hospital Foundation. Bob was very proud of his children and took great joy in his four grandchildren. As a friend and mentor to many he will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humour and love of life. Special thanks to the staff of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) and the Dartmouth General Hospital for the wonderful care provided to Bob. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, in Dartmouth, where visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass to be held 10 a.m. Friday at Pope John [[XXIII]] Church, 35 Colby Drive in Dartmouth (Cole Harbour). Reception to follow at the Atlantic Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Bob's name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-16 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, K. Denton
Peacefully on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at Lisaard House Hospice, Cambridge. Denton TAILOR/TAYLOR of Elmira in his 92nd year. Cherished husband of Margaret (McKAY) TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear father of Kenneth (Rene) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Calgary, Sherrill (John) KNIGHT of Calgary, Marylu (Lawrence) PENTELOW of Elmira. Loving grandfather of Eric and Kara KNIGHT, Alex, Dave, Joanna and Shannon TAILOR/TAYLOR, Laurel and Steffen PENTELOW. The family will their receive Friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Friday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Saturday, December 17th, transfer will be made to Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Linda J. BELL officiating followed by cremation. Interment of cremated remains in Staffa Cemetery at a later date. In his memory, donations to Crieff Hills Community or to the Lisaard House Hospice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
BELL, Derek
Suddenly on December 22nd, 2005, Derek passed away at the age of 51. Beloved husband of Patti and dear father of Daniella. Beloved son of Roy and Nellie BELL. Dearly loved and missed by brothers Dennis (Violet), Dale (Patti) and his sister Ruth (Barry). Dear brother-in-law of Dan (Kathy), Rob and Steve (Sue). Loved by all his nieces and nephews Colin, Laurie, Marcia, Philip, Amanda, Sonja, Stephanie, Katherine, Jonathan, Katelyn, Jess, Cameron, Alex and Cori. Loved and missed by many Friends, Derek was everybody's best friend. He was always there to lend a hand or fix something for you. One of his favourite hobbies was being a deejay. He loved to "Spin the tunes" as he would say. He worked at Xerox Canada for the past six years and loved his job very much. Derek was a big part of so many lives and his family invites all those whose life he has touched to come and share their memories with them at Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel (northeast corner Hwy. 404 and 16th Avenue), (905) 887-8600, on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow Highland Memory Gardens (33 Memory Gardens Lane). In memory of Derek, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-26 published
Steve "Gus" BELL
By David WRIGHT, Monday, December 26, 2005, Page A28
Partner, stepfather, friend. Born January 23, 1952, in Ottawa. Died June 26 in Ottawa of cancer, aged 53.
Steve BELL was born to us and us to him on the basketball court at Leaside High School in Toronto in the late 1980's. As aging men with flickering fantasies of one day cracking the National Basketball Association, we gathered for a few hours each week to silence our aching bodies and stave off a dawning sense of our mortality.
From this love of sport, from the five original members, rose a vision: a gathering of guys who could not only drive, dribble and shoot, but knew the difference between a Steinbeck, an Amis and a Richler novel. Steve, or Gus, as we christened him -- named for the memorable figure from Larry McMurtry's epic western novel Lonesome Dove, was a founding member of our group. We called it S.M.C.R.B.C., the Some Men Can Read Book Club.
Gus passionately believed that a strong athletic body did not automatically disqualify one from being a man who loved the written word and could speak about it with a degree of intelligence and sophistication. In the then smoky confines of the Red Lantern tavern, with the gentle tones of Ron Nigrini wafting in the background, we would lift a pint, rehash our night's highlights and discuss the book that was on the menu that month.
Magically and unbeknownst to us a group began to form, which now numbers at least 10 (Chris, Darrin, Frank [Vegas], Steve T., Karl [Mailman], Robbie, Gerry, Ron, John [Shoes], Steve A. and Tony), and over the years really only solidified as Gus received the word that he was deathly ill.
Over the 13 years and about 140 books, Gus was a steadying and clarifying presence. With his move to Ottawa six years ago, he became our "writer in residence" and would send his book reports, which were, as a ritual, read out loud at the end of the evening's discussion. We would often remark how Gus had shed light on the book and how he had somehow distilled our entire evening's discussion. Gus, as a writer, had a way of putting things, of bringing things together and it was as he lay dying that we realized his greatest gift to us was in bringing us together as a group of fellows, each from very different walks of life.
Gus stood out as the centrepiece of our annual golf and fishing weekend held at Six Foot Bay near Peterborough, Ontario These two days were characterized by the numbing consistency of no fish caught and few rounds under 100 honestly scored. The laughter was infectious and scenes like Gus sauntering across the lawn between the cottages, looking like a well-partied Keith Richards, are emblazoned on our psyches.
Gus had a wonderful sense of humour and was a true iconoclast, who despised artifice and hypocrisy. He had a winsome way and a generosity of spirit that we all felt and an authenticity that made us all want to call him our friend.
Gus was such a character! He really was truly affronted when every 20-foot jump shot or 30-foot putt missed its mark. We knew little of the details of his life, but we did know that he deeply loved and cherished his partner Pat and their family and that he was never uncomfortable in letting us know this. Gus's passing has left a void in our lives and his gift of bringing things together will be sorely missed.
The lack of a monthly book report will sting, leaving us a bit lost and adrift and feeling the absence of Gus's presence. It will be a solemn and surreal moment for us all, yet somehow we know the silence will be broken when one of us will say, "I wonder what Gus would have said about this book?" We find it comforting to know that Gus will be there with us. Cheers, Gus!
David is Steve's friend.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
McKENZIE, Mildred Evelyn (née TOMPKINS)
At York Central Hospital on Monday, January 3rd, 2005. Loving wife of the late Gordon McKENZIE. Dear mother of Allen and his wife Karen, Barry and his wife Sonoe, Linda and her husband George BELL, Jo-Ann and her husband Don TONGE and Anette and her husband Rick HARDING. Dear grandmother of Grant, Sarah, Samantha, Richard, Michael, Mathew, Barry, Shannon, Spencer and Monique. Great-grandmother to Colin, Alexandra, Tyler and Caitlyn. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Elgin Mills Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
BELL, Alfred James
Peacefully at North York General Hospital on Sunday, January 9, 2005. Beloved husband of Jean and loving father of Stuart (Val), Brian (Tamara), Graeme (Lisa), and proud grandfather of Krystyna, Rebecca, Braedan, Madillyn, Owen and Ryley. He will be dearly missed by extended family and Friends. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, North York (416-441-1580) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 from 5 o'clock until time of service in the Chapel at 6 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "Always loved, never to be forgotten"

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
MARTIN, Alfred Charles Ernest " Alan"
Alan MARTIN passed away on January 16, 2005, in his 82nd year, at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Alan was predeceased by his wife and soulmate Julia. Loving father and friend to daughters Lindsay POZEGA and her husband Drago of Mississauga, Stephanie Joseph and her husband Bill of Burlington, Roberta BELL and her husband Duncan of Calgary and Philip David MARTIN, only son, of Calgary. Cherished grandpa to Elisa, Jonathan, Hayley, Ashley, Ryan, Jessica and Mathew. He will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, their families and many Friends. Alan was born in England and served in the Royal Air Force as Squadron Leader of the 635 Pathfinders, flying the Lancaster during the Second World War. He moved to Canada in 1954 with his wife Julia. Living in Oakville, they were active members of the Theatre Group. He worked for Mutual Life Insurance until his retirement. An avid crib player and gardener, always referred to as a gentleman. He resided at Hearthstone by the Lake, in his most recent years. Al will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. In his own unique way he touched many lives and brought joy, love and laughter to those who knew him. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 1 East and the staff and residents at Hearthstone for their kindness. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Dominic's Church (2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville). Interment Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. If desired, in memory of Alan, memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
MARTIN, Alfred Charles Ernest " Alan"
Alan MARTIN passed away on January 16, 2005, in his 82nd year, at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Alan was predeceased by his wife and soulmate Julia. Loving father and friend to daughters Lindsay POZEGA and her husband Drago of Mississauga, Stephanie JOSEPH and her husband Bill of Burlington, Roberta BELL and her husband Duncan of Calgary and Philip David MARTIN, only son, of Calgary. Cherished grandpa to Elisa, Jonathan, Hayley, Ashley, Ryan, Jessica and Mathew. He will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, their families and many Friends. Alan was born in England and served in the Royal Air Force as Squadron Leader of the 635 Pathfinders, flying the Lancaster during the Second World War. He moved to Canada in 1954 with his wife Julia. Living in Oakville, they were active members of the Theatre Group. He worked for Mutual Life Insurance until his retirement. An avid crib player and gardener, always referred to as a gentleman. He resided at Hearthstone by the Lake, in his most recent years. Al will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. In his own unique way he touched many lives and brought joy, love and laughter to those who knew him. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 1 East and the staff and residents at Hearthstone for their kindness. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Dominic's Church Roman Catholic Church, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville, on Thursday, January 20th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. If desired, in memory of Alan, memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
JANC, Amelija
After a courgeous battle with cancer, on January 19, 2005, at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband Darko, and their daughter Mija. Loving sister of Anica PUNTAR, Fani JERSIC, and Frank PUNTAR. Predeceased by her brother Martin PUNTAR, and her sisters Nezka STANIC, Marica ZDRADIC, and Emi BOKALIC. Cherished aunt of Antonia Drnovscek, Marijana AVSEC, Tinka PUNTAR, Jozica PUNTAR, Vickie STANIC, Christine BELL, Suzie PUNTAR, Marinka BOGOLIN, and many great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Cardinal Funeral Home "Earle Elliott Chapel," 715 Dovercourt Road (Ossington subway, Delaware exit), on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at Our Lady Help of Chrisitans Church, 611 Manning Avenue, at 11 a.m. Cremation. In memory of Amelija, donations may be made to Our Lady Help ofChristiansChurch. www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
BELL, Harry Gordon
On January 19, 2005, at the age of 87. Finally at peace. Harry, beloved husband of Marcelle. Father of Alan, brother of Muriel and William. A memorial visitation for his family and Friends will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Tuesday 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Wildlife Centre in his name would be appreciated. (60 Carl Hall Rd., unit 4, Toronto Ontario M3K 2C1.)

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
VOLKS, Clifford
On January 18, 2005 in hospital, Brockville, Ontario at the age of 80 years. Beloved husband of the late Jean (BELL) VOLKS. Dear father of Robert VOLKS (and the late Janet) of Winchester and Cheryl MUSSELL (Bob) of Brockville. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Kristopher and Chelsea MUSSELL, Derik GATES, Sara and Tyson VOLKS. Also survived by brother Roland PEACOCK of Toronto. Predeceased by brothers Alfred and Doug VOLKS. A private service will be held in Brockville. In remembrance, donations to Hospice of Providence Palliative Care will be gratefully acknowledged. Entrusted to the care of Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street East, Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent online at: www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
HEALE, Doris (née WILSON)
World War 2 Veteran, W.A.C. Member of the Bridgenorth Seniors Club. Peacefully, with her family at her side, on Saturday, January 22, 2005, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Bob HEALE. Loving and cherished mother of Geoff HEALE and Jo STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear Granny of Kristene and Andrew. Sister of Cathie FERGUSON, and the late Joey, Robbie, Madge, and Bessie, all of Scotland. Special aunt of Marian, Nicole and David BELL. Doris will be sadly missed by many other relatives and Friends. Visiting will be held at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough), on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Reverend Murray LINCOLN officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
BELL, Teresa (née McGURN)
Peacefully at home on Sunday, January 23, 2005 in her 79th year. Wife of the late Gordon and sister of the late Justin McGURN. Sadly missed by her goddaughter Denise McCAFFERTY and family. Teresa taught for many years at St. Anselm's School. Friends may call at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Edith Stein Church, 16 Thorncliffe Park Dr. on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.

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BELL 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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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
ROBERTS, Patricia Blanche (née ANNETT)
On Sunday, February 6th, 2005 at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Patricia Blanche ROBERTS of Toronto in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late O. Roy ROBERTS (December 1992.) Dear mother of chosen son Michael ANNETT, and sisters-in-law Marge ANNETT of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Doris (Jack) COUPLAND of London. Survived by nieces and nephews Kay CAMPBELL of Alvinston, Shirley DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Beverly LEWIS of Petrolia, Wilma BELL of Strathroy, Alma ROBB of Ilderton, Joan ANNETT of Sarnia, Ross ANNETT of Brooks, Alberta, Jeanne ANNETT of Edmonton, Alberta, Robert ANNETT of Petrolia and Bil ANNETT of Wyoming. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews and many close caring Friends. Predeceased by her parents Wellington B. ANNETT and Blanche SHUGG, her sisters Gwenndolyn (BURR) (1997,) Geraldine (1909) and Kathleen (WINTER) (1998) and her brothers Harold (1982,) Charlie (1998) and Ralph (1983). Family and Friends will be received at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford (519-876-2218) on Wednesday, February 9th from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. when the Funeral Service will be held. Reverend Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating with interment at the Alvinston Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Education of young children was Patricia's main concern and she taught in the Allenby Public School, Toronto for many years. She was Past Matron (Faith) Aloha Chapter, Eastern Star. While she was a very private person, she was generous in helping others. Her rose garden and fish pond were very important to her, especially after retirement.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
BELL, Irving
On Tuesday, February 22, 2005. Dear father of Alan and Sheldon. Grandfather of Brandon, Benjamin, Joshua and Rachel. Survived by his brother Reuben, and sister Freda. Predeceased by brothers Harold, Sidney, Morris, and sister Minnie. Funeral service will he held on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West., Thornhill. Interment at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Temple Sinai section. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association (416) 922-9440.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
PRATLEY, Lorena " Renee"
Passed away peacefully on February 23, 2005 at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Daniel. Loving mother of Doreen (Dolly) BELL and her husband Paul, and the late Donna Jean, Sharon VIEIRA and Nancy CAMERON. Proud Grandma of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton (905-451-2124), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Ward Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery. A reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
MONDINI, John " Rocco"
Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Peel Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 25, 2005 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Sheila. Loving step-father of Patricia BELL (Paul,) Ed CAMPBELL (Corinne) and Rick CAMPBELL (Pat.) Dear grandfather of Michelle (Sam), Leeanne (Adrian), Michael, Robert, Leighton, Christopher and great-grandchildren Ariana and Nicholas. Brother of Raymond and predeceased by brother Arthur. A private service will be held at a later date. A special thank you to Dr. JOZA, Dr. Simon CHEUNG, the Critical Care Unit and Emergency Room staff at Peel Memorial, and home care nurses.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
MacDONALD, Mary R. (née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
Passed away peacefully in her 91st year on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Keith MacDONALD, and mother of Mary Jane, Tait and his wife Susan. She will be remembered by her family and Friends as a very special lady who warmed the hearts of all that knew her. Her gentleness, kindness and grace will leave us with many beautiful memories. A sincere thank you for their thoughtfulness and care to the devoted staff at Belmont House, Bridgepoint Hospital and Dr. BELL and Dr. WONG of St. Michael's Hospital. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Friday from 2-4 p.m. for a time of remembrance. As per Mary's request, cremation has taken place, and inurnment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
MOONEY, Brian Donald
On Friday, February 25, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. He is survived by his twin children, Don MOONEY (Tracey) and Tracy BELL (Thomas,) his grandchildren Jackson, Brynne, Ryan and Lindsay, all of British Columbia and his siblings Edmund of Colorado, Karen of British Columbia and Desmond of Quebec. Brian will be sadly missed by his many, many Friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 1: 00 p.m. in the chapel of G. H. Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
WAGGONER, Bradley Joseph
At the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005. Bradley Joseph WAGGONER, in his 82nd year, beloved husband of the late Eleanor Joan MEYERS. Dear father of Brian and his wife Annie, Barbara and her husband John BELL, John and his wife Robyn, Michael and his wife Kim. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Church, Barrie on Friday, March 4th at 10: 00 a.m. Inurnment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice through Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie or condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
PERRY, Mae
Passed away peacefully at Central Park Lodge on Saturday, March 12, 2005 in her 100th year. Loving mother of Mervyn BELL and his wife Lydia. Dear grandmother of Karen BELL and her husband Doug OLIVER of Paris, Ontario, Cameron BELL and his wife Mary HICKEY of Toronto and David BELL and his wife Jacqueline of Toronto. Great-grandmother of Jonathan, Catherine, Emma, Cameron, Graeme and Amy. Predeceased by brothers and sisters: Norman GUNDY, Lillian MOFFAT, Adelaide GUNDY and Ken GUNDY. Mae was a longtime member of Windermere United Church, Markland Woods Golf and Country Club, and the Swansea Area Seniors Association. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Windermere United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
HOPE, Mary Eileen
In Oshawa, on Saturday, March 12, 2005, in her 91st year. (Formerly of Brechin.) Beloved mother of Shirley MAYNOR of Oakland, California and Graham BELL (Inez) of Oshawa. Loving grandmother of Emily MAYNOR of New York, Karen BELL of North Bay, Kevin BELL of Sudbury, and Valerie McGEE- PHILLIPS of Peterborough. Great-grandmother of Siobhan BELL and McKinlee and Keira PHILLIPS. A private ceremony was held at her request, followed by cremation.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-20 published
CARLETON, Nita Louise (BRACK)
At Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Friday, March 18, 2005. Nita BRACK, in her 81st year, beloved wife of the late Kenneth "Ken" CARLETON. Loving mother of Wayne and his wife Elizabeth of Collingwood, Gary and his wife Linda of Camarillo, California, and Paul of Toronto. Loved by her 3 grandchildren Michelle, Michael, T.J., and her 2 great-grandchildren Patrick and Daniel. Dear sister of Nellie BELL, and Jim and Bill BRACK. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel, 11: 00 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2005. Springtime interment Creemore Union Cemetery. In memory of Nita, contributions to Beeton Public Library for the purchase of books would be appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
BELL, Sandra " Rabbit"
Suddenly on Monday, March 21, 2005 in her 55th year. Rabbit will be lovingly remembered by her two sons William and Adam BELL, her brother Al and sisters Wendy and Penny along with nieces and nephews. Rabbit is predeceased by her long time partner Ian McCOURT and brother Jack. Friends will be received at Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121 on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, March 24 at 1 o'clock p.m.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
RESNICK, Annette
Peacefully at home surrounded by family and Friends, on Monday, March 28th, 2005. Annette RESNICK, beloved wife of the late Gordon. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Chuck and Anne, and the late Judi BELL. Dear sister of Norma JACOBSON. Incredible grandmother of Brandon, Josh, Tara, Lindsay, and Myles. We are very grateful to Dr. Ronald BURKES and Dr. Steven GALLINGER for their ongoing care, and to Dr. Sandy BUCHMAN and his team from the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Special thanks to Rosalie BENJAMIN, her good friend and companion and to Avis and Teresa for their ongoing support and care. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street, for service on Tuesday, March 29th at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 15 Almington St. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care c/o Mt. Sinai Hospital, 416-586-4800.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-03 published
COLES, Howard Dixon
Peacefully, at Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys, on April 1, 2005, in his 83rd year. Loving father of Stephen and Brenda COLES of Ottawa, Valerie and Roger BELL of Midland, Leslie and Debbie COLES of Montreal, and Eric COLES of Toronto. Dear grandfather of Bradley COLES, Blythe and Caitlin BELL, and Nicole and Zoe COLES. Sadly missed by his brother Stuart COLES, brothers and sisters-in-law Wilma COLES, Teca COLES, Jim ASTON, Kae HANSEN, and Gordon and Kay HANSEN. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dora Joyce COLES (née HANSEN), his parents Jennie and Murray COLES, grand_son Trevor COLES, sisters Louise ASTON and Joyce COLES, brother Clarence COLES, brothers-in-law Ted HANSEN and Al NENO, and nephew Greg NENO. Relatives and Friends will be received by the family at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducated at the funeral home on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert SPENCER officiating. Interment in Saint Marys Cemetery. In memory of Howard, donations to Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, Saint Marys Memorial Hospital or the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-04 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kenneth Roy
On April 2, 2005 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 88th year. He leaves behind his dearly loved wife, Dorothy, after 61 years of a wonderfully happy marriage. Devoted father of son Paul of Chicago and daughter Dian BELL (John) of Cambridge. Ken and Dorothy's greatest joy in later years came from proudly watching their five grandchildren grow into beautiful and talented young ladies: Jennifer, Meredith and Devon BELL of Cambridge and Stephanie and Victoria THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Toronto. For his entire life, Ken's heart remained rooted in his experiences growing up on the family farm in Orton: he possessed a profound love for nature and animals. From the one room school in Orton, he began a successful career in the produce industry which started at the Food Terminal in Toronto, and culminated in his appointment as V.P. of a large international fruit brokerage firm in Minneapolis. In World War 2, Ken enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and completed a tour of "ops" as a flight lieutenant navigator with the Royal Air Force in India-Burma. The war years were pivotal in Ken's life; the abiding sorrow of beloved brother "Dunc", missing in action in 1942, made every day Remembrance Day for Ken. Retirement in the early 80's back to Toronto afforded Ken the opportunity to indulge his passion for politics (York West Tory Association) and the Kiwanis Club of Islington, serving as President in 83-84. Here, he found great fellowship while involving himself in their goal to help others less fortunate than themselves. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A private family service has been conducted at First United Church, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to First United Church, 15 Wellington Street, Cambridge N1R 3Y4, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Cambridge, 519-621-1650.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
ASH, Karin Lorrine (née PILBY)
It is with great sadness that peacefully after a courageous struggle on April 3, 2005, in her 53rd, Karin suddenly passed away. Wife of Barry, her loving and devoted husband. Daughter of Joan Rae (PILBY) and daughter-in-law of Allan and Joy ASH. Sister of Judy (Ken TOMPKINS), Susan (Ken MacDONALD) and Donna (Rino SPEZZA). Sister-in-law to Valerie and Don BELL. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Karin lived a wonderful life on the Island on Kasshabog Lake, full of adventures and happy times. Karin loved to garden and entertain with her own style and grace. She was an Auditor at the Ministry of Finance in Oshawa. Special thanks to sister Susan for the bone marrow transplant, we all had great hopes. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2005, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Warsaw Town Hall, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to kash-caca@yahoo.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
STEENWYK, Gertruida Arendina
Peacefully, she left this world to be with her Lord, on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the age of 81. Loving wife of Hill. Devoted mom of Immy (Peter BONTIUS,) Alida (Marcel HOOGSTAD,) Herman, Jennie, Henny (Brian BELL). Dear Oma of John, Arlene (Aaron REPAR), Marianne, Roy, Teresa (Doug GATT), Marc (Renée), Michael (Season), Kevin (Amy), and Jennifer, and great-oma of Kelly-Lynn, Alanna, Arianna, Braden, Sara, and Erin. Survived by her sisters Geertien, Sina, Rika, and brothers John and Evert. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.), from Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Rexdale Alliance Church, 2459 Islington Ave., on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-19 published
MANAREY, Gordon
In his 89th year, passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto on Sunday, April 17th, 2005. Predeceased by his loving wife Hettie. Deeply loved and sadly missed by son Dennis (Helen) of St. Pauls, daughter Diane BELL (Rob) of Udney, and grand_sons John BELL and the late Brad MANAREY, and also by his cousins and in-laws. Long time employee of John Inglis and the Co-operators. Was a strong supporter of the Credit Union movement in Ontario, and in 1960, founded the Collingwood Community Credit Union. His many Friends, neighbours, square dance partners, seniors slow pitch teammates, and 5-pin bowling buddies can be received at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East, at Bellamy Road), 416-289-2558, on Wednesday, April 20th for visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Thursday, April 21st from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Celebration of his life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sunnybrook Critical Care Unit would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the Critical Care Unit and floor C-4 at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre for their compassionate care.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
BELL, Sharon Anne (née PAUL)
It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Sharon BELL on April 24, 2005. Sharon will always be remembered for her kindness, thoughtfulness and love. Sharon has left us too soon, in her 55th year, but all can take comfort in knowing that after a courageous battle, Sharon slipped away peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston. Greg BELL, her devoted husband and soulmate, was always by her side. Dear daughter of the late Gwendolyn and Lionel PAUL, daughter-in-law of Bob and Lee BELL. Sharon will be sadly missed, but always in the hearts of her many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Missed by special Friends Koko, Kiwi, Georgie and Tigger. Special thanks to the palliative care nurses at Princess Margaret Hospital and Stevenson Memorial Hospital for their tender care. Arrangements are being made for a celebration of Sharon's life, time and place to be announced. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Princess Margaret Hospital or Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
BELL, Vernon John
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on April 25, 2005. Vern, in his 81st year, beloved husband of Pearl for 60 years. Wonderful father to Bill (Margaret), Sharron (Bob ANGLISS), Steve (Gillian), Lynda (Keith BETZ), Cathie (Pete TURNER) and John (Sue.) Proud grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 12. A private family service to be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to O'Neill Funeral Home (905-642-2855).

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
VAUGHAN, Diane Francis (née MARKS HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON)
Passed away peacefully at the William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Campus, on Thursday, April 28, 2005, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Clare VAUGHAN. Loving mother of Craig (Cindy) and Glenn (Diana). "Super Nana" of Alisha, Ryan, Braydon and Kathryn. Much loved sister of the late Carmlee McNALLY (Bill,) Marlene ARNOLD (Arthur), Elaine BELL (Bob), Berne SKENE (David), Robert (Carmen), David (Susan), Heather, Stanley (Lynne), Skip (Joanne), Gary (Jane) and Stephen (Susan), and the late Carmlee McNALLY (the late Bill.) Loved aunt of many nephews and nieces. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto, at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In Diane's memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
McLENACHAN, Winifred " Winnie"
Peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2005 at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener. "Winnie" (HORNE) McLENACHAN in her 94th year, formerly of Toronto. Beloved wife of the late James McLENACHAN (1964.) Dear mother of Marilyn ROWE of Kitchener and Karen WHITE/WHYTE of Fenelon Falls and the late Ed WHITE/WHYTE. Wonderful grandmother of Karen SCHIECK (Mark), Roberta BEAUL (Kevin), Jim WHITE/WHYTE (Nancy), Brian WHITE/WHYTE and Edwyn WHITE/WHYTE and great grandmother of Kristy (Colin,) Stephanie, Ashley, Kristina, Jenifer and Emily. At "Winnie's" request cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral home visitation. A Memorial Service for family and Friends will be held at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel Elmira, on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Linda J. BELL officiating. In her memory, donations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch no. 469 Elmira, Poppy Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
BELL, Gloria Edith (née HIPGRAVE)
It is with a great sense of loss that her family announces Gloria's death after a difficult, but courageous battle with metastatic melanoma, at Lakeridge Health Corp. Bowmanville on Sunday, May 8, 2005. Predeceased by her cherished husband Reuben Fraser BELL. She will be greatly missed by daughter Barbara and her husband Dan and son James and his wife Rosanne. She was a loving grandmother to Brian and his wife Kelly, Angela, Nathan, Erica, Cory and great-grand_son Caleb. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria's memory made to 'Oshawa General Hospital Foundation' - New Durham Regional Cancer Centre, the Canadian Cancer Society or Childcare Plus (P.A.O.C.) would be appreciated. Gloria's family wishes to acknowledge the many healthcare professionals of Lakeridge Health who cared for Gloria during her illness including the Oncology Department, Emergency staff, Palliative Care Team, Hospitalists and Health Care Team of 6F Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa, and the Health Care Team of Continuing Care Lakeridge Health Corp. Bowmanville, as well as other staff and volunteers she encountered along the way. Your ongoing professionalism, care and compassion have been greatly appreciated. You are all so valuable and make the difference. Thank you.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
SHAEFFER, James Richard (1929-2005)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Richard SHAEFFER; proud, loving and committed life partner of Alexander DUNCAN for close to 50 years. Jim passed away peacefully on Friday, April 15th, 2005 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Jim was survived for two short weeks by his loving life partner Alexander DUNCAN. The loss of Jim was more than Alex could bear. Jim was predeceased by his parents Howard and Gladys SHAEFFER, his brothers Robert H. SHAEFFER, Donald D. SHAEFFER, Dale F. SHAEFFER, and brother-in-law George CHRISMER. Jim is survived by sister Barbara HUMMELL (Kermit) of Miamisburg, Ohio and brother Theodore SHAEFFER (Jo Ann,) sister Betty M. BELL (Harold,) and sister-in-law Wanda R. SHAEFFER, all of Lancaster, Ohio. As well, sister Virginia CHRISMER of Columbus, Ohio, and many devoted and loving nieces and nephews. Jim will be affectionately remembered and deeply missed by the Duncan family who were proud to call him brother-in-law and uncle. He was one of the most generous people we ever knew. Rarely did anyone leave Uncle Jim's empty handed. Sincere thanks to the staff of the Greater Niagara General Hospital and to special friend Paul BARBER for their compassion, love, and support. Cremation has taken place.(See obituary of DUNCAN, Alexander James for memorial remembrances) Their faces will be licked again and again, they will look into each other's eyesand into the eyes of their beloved pets, and they will never again be parted. Arrangements entrusted to Niagara Funeral Alternatives, (905) 894-0120.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-18 published
HITCHINGS, Emma " Margaret" (née BELL)
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late David Harry (1983). Loving mother of Dennis and his wife Velma, David an his wife Lynne and Donald and his wife Judy. Loving grandmother of Donald, Samantha, Suzanne, Debbie, David, Dale, Kim, and their spouses. The great-grandchildren will miss their "Nana." Julie, Robert, Caroline, Darren BOAST and their families will miss their honorary "Granny". Dear sister of Doris "Betty" WHITNEY and her family and of the late Robert, Ross, Roy and Grace. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Friday, May 20th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. In memory of Margaret, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
HITCHINGS, Emma " Margaret" (née BELL)
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late David Harry (1983). Loving mother of Dennis and his wife Velma, David and his wife Lynne and Donald and his wife Judy. Loving grandmother of Donald, Samantha, Suzanne, Debbie, David, Dale, Kim, and their spouses. The great-grandchildren will miss their "Nana." Julie, Robert, Caroline, Darren BOAST and their families will miss their honorary "Granny". Dear sister of Doris "Betty" WHITNEY and her family and of the late Robert, Ross, Roy and Grace. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Friday, May 20th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. In memory of Margaret, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
BELL, Ian
Peacefully, on Friday, May 20, 2005, at Toronto Grace Hospital. Ian will be sadly missed by his sister Karen and her husband Jeff and their children Collin and Lauren McKINNON, his brother Alan and Liz McKEE, Delma SINGH and her son Marlon and Judy, his aunt Joan BOWDEN of England. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley), at 12 p.m. with visitation starting at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
HOPKINS, Helen
Peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2005 at the Rouge Valley Extendicare in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Sidney for 59 years. Loving sister of Lottie WILGAN (Edward,) Jean RUSAK (Stanley,) Sandra and Rosemarie BELL, and sister-in-law of Jeffrey PARSONS (Rose) and Fred PARSONS (Helen.) Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Helen will be sadly missed by best friend Mary SULLIVAN and her family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere Ave., just east of Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
BELL, Nora (née CREE)
Peacefully in her sleep at Bon Air Nursing Home in Cannington on Monday, May 23, 2005 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late George Howard BELL. Loving mother of Kenneth of British Columbia and William and his wife Joanne of Whitby and will be missed by her devoted daughter-in-law Geraldine BELL of Pickering. Dear Nanny to Sherry, Pauline, Cindy, Lisa and Kevin. Great-grandmother to Brandon, Trevor, Logan and Kathleen. Nora will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Helen CREE and nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, followed by a service in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will take place at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Special thanks for the loving care provided by Emily TEAR and her staff, also the wonderful caring staff at Bon Air Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
BELL, Winnifred
Passed away peacefully, at Meadowcroft Place, Mississauga, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter BELL. Loving mother of Donald (Jean,) Jack, Peter (Jenny,) Joan COOK (Art,) and Gary (Nancy.) Dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The family wished to thank everyone at Meadowcroft for their care and kindness. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12 noon. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
A way out for those lost at the bottom of a glass
By Jim COYLE, Page A24
It would be a world-class understatement to say that Dr. Gordon BELL liked a challenge.
Who, after all, would choose to spend a lifetime treating some of the most deluded, deceitful, unruly, unreliable, unhygienic, destructive, apparently doomed and absolutely heart-breaking patients there are?
But the Saint Mary's, Ont, farm boy, who died this week at 93, had, as he put it, a "special calling" to work with alcoholics and drug addicts. And for that, tens of thousands of families across the continent surely thank him as his life is celebrated this weekend.
After receiving his medical degree in 1943, then serving in the army where he treated the psychiatric and emotional fallout of war, with a wife and two children to support, and having already suffered his own grief through the loss of a child to crib death, R. Gordon BELL was unsure what to do with his career.
He thought his skills and experience could best be used treating patients with emotional disorders. BELL started small With statutes of the day permitting physicians to take up to four patients into their home for treatment, he setup shop. He assured his wife, Mary; the worst they could expect were a few nervous old ladies as guests.
BELL had no idea, he would recall in a 1989 memoir, that his patients would turn out to be predominantly alcoholics, or that his work in the field of addictions would eventually see him appointed an officer of the Order of Canada and Win him the gratitude of thousands of people who were once the bane of their families.
BELL was a pioneer in the field As he set out, he found almost no useful guidelines in medical literature. The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous was only a decade old. The addicted were still widely regarded as incurable or hardly worth the bother. He had to learn on the job.
BELL moved the operation out of his house and set up the first of many clinics in Toronto for the treatment of addiction. Glenmaple. Shadow Brook. The Willowdale Hospital for women. The Alex G. Brown Clinic at Mimico reformatory and the Bell Clinic.
There were unexpected challenges along the way. The nurse who took it upon herself to minister to patients in ways that risked earning the clinic a reputation as a house of ill repute.
There were complications. The investigation by authorities into complaints that BELL was making a fortune sobering up wealthy drunks (when he was barely breaking even).
And, always, there was the failure rate inherent to addictions that would likely have discouraged less dedicated men "We were losing far too many truly talented individuals Bell wrote in his memoir. "The obituary columns reminded us constantly of the price of failure."
There were also, however the gratifying signs of success.
When funds were being raised for the Donwood Institute in the 1960s, BELL said, "Our (former) patients - those 'hopeless characters' nobody wanted - had contributed more than a half-million dollars by themselves."
By then, BELL had become recognized as a rare font of expertise in a singularly vexing field. He travelled widely in the U.S. giving seminars on addiction treatment. Demands for his service reflected the entirely democratic nature of addiction. He was a regular lecturer at a Michigan retreat house for alcoholic priests. He was sought by the United States. Navy to help deal with alcoholism problems in its ranks.
Years on, after having founded Bellwood Health Services in the 1980s, Gordon BELL still faithfully attended the graduation ceremonies for those who had arrived at his doors as the nearest thing to human wrecks.
He never ceased to be amazed at their stories. He also never stopped thinking about the ones who, for all their new hope and good intentions walking out the doors, didn't make it "Some of the most brilliant, talented people I have known died in their prime due to illness or injury related to addiction, in spite of everything that we, Alcoholics Anonymous, or other agencies could do," he said.
BELL could hardly have chosen better than to enter the field he did. "Our patients have been a fascinating, frustrating, exciting and challenging group of people who have presented us with every conceivable variation of chemical dependency and related physical, psychological, social and spritual problem."
As a young boy on the farm, BELL was always impressed "By the willingness of people to pitch in and help their Friends and neighbours - and even strangers."
So impressed, he made it the story of his life.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
BELL, Louisa (née REILLY)
At the Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on Thursday, June 16, 2005 in her 87th year. Born in Limavadt, Northern Ireland. Beloved wife for 55 years of Carmen W. BELL. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Samuel REILLY (Wellington, Ontario,) and her 16 siblings. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Wesley Chapel Free Methodist Church, 2385 Warden Ave., Toronto, on Monday from 6: 30-7:30 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 7: 30 p.m. with Pastor Victor W. STONEHOUSE officiating. Interment at the Moscow Cemetery on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations by cheque to the Gideon Bible Society would be appreciated by the family and may be made at the church or through the Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Rd. at Newburgh Rd., Napanee K7R 1G1, (613-354-3722).

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

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
GALOFARO, Harry Mario
Passed away unexpectedly, at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke on Saturday, June 25, 2005. Beloved husband of Antoinette GALOFARO. Loving brother of Joseph and his wife Vita, and the late Eileen SMITH and Anne ORAM. Dear uncle of Mario, Nina (Frank,) Maria (Kevin), Gloria (Bill), Carole (the late Reg) and great-uncle of Carmen and Lynda. He will be fondly remembered by his stepchildren Emily (Dennis BELL,) and John TERRENZIO (Carolyn.) Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Friday from 2-6 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Gregory's Church, 122 Rathburn Rd., Islington on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-29 published
WILLIAMS, Dennis Patrick " Denny"
Peacefully after a battle with cancer, Denny passed away at home on Monday, June 27th, 2005, in his 74th year. Born July 23rd, 1931. Loving partner and best friend of Pauline for 26 years. Dear father of Fred WILLIAMS of Brampton, Allan (Angie) WILLIAMS of Calgary, Alberta and Lisa (Ravi) SINGH of Brampton. Step-dad to Stephen (Belinda) BELL, Penny (Ron) ELSON and Herb (Brenda) BELL, all of Oshawa. Best Grandpa Denny to Kane and Eden WILLIAMS of Calgary, Corey and Jordan SINGH of Brampton, Adam and Kristin BELL, Ashley and Amanda ELSON, Jamie and Ryan BELL. Dear brother of Joyce PORTER of Tweed, Esme (Sonny) KORNYLO, David (Nancy) of Oshawa, the late Thomas, Ken, Harry, Isabel FOX and Beth KANE. Brother-in-law to Doreen WILLIAMS, George FOX and Anne WILLIAMS. Will be fondly remembered by Margaret. Denny was a sheet metal worker Local 30 Toronto, avid golfer (Golden Oldies) and bowler. Long time member of Canadian Corps Branch 42, Canadian Legion Branch 43 and Ayren Links Golf Course. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, July 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, July 4th at 1: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Branch 43 or charity of your choice. "Always a gentleman"

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
KING, Barbara Ruth
Passed away at home in Burlington, on Monday, July 11, 2005, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Robert KING. Loved mother of Katie KIRKUP- ORTOLAN and her husband Oscar of Burlington, Judy McEWAN and her husband Frank of Thunder Bay, Margaret KIRKUP of Milton and Roy KIRKUP and his wife Susan of Fonthill and their father Jack KIRKUP. Cherished grandmother of Emilie, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Robert, Meagan, Matthew, Victoria, Rachel and Phoebe. Step-mother of Rosemary CLARK, Andrew KING, Sylvia KING, Philip KING, the late David KING and their families. Dear sister of Margaret BELL of Niagara Falls and David BELL and his wife Barbara of Nepean. Barbara was an accomplished singer who went on to direct the Lakehead Choral Group for many years. Her commitment to music continued as she sang with the Oriana Singers in Toronto and also with her own church choir in Palgrave. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way). Burlington (905-632-3333) on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive, Burlington, on Saturday, July 16, 2005, at 10 a.m. Interment Palgrave Cemetery. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-14 published
POWELL, Myrtle Gertrude (formerly MEADE)
Peacefully on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 at Springdale Country Manor, in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late George William MEADE (July 19th, 1920-July 5th, 1960) and predeceased by her second husband Willis POWELL. Loving mother of George (Bette,) Cyril, Dorothy POPA (Larry,) Donald, Albert (Cindy) and Roy. Predeceased by her son John (October 29th, 2000 at age 53), Myrtle is also survived by her step-daughters Myrna BELL and Raylene POWELL. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel", 539 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario on Thursday, July 14th from 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Friday, July 15th at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment Hardwood Hills Cemetery, Sydney, Nova Scotia beside her late husband George William MEADE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peterborough and District M.E./F.M. Association and Support Group or the Alzheimer Society.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
STEERS, Jessica Lucinda " Jessie"
After a lengthy illness at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday, July 15, 2005. Long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star and life member of the Women's Institute. Jessie STEERS (née BELL) of Barrie and formerly of Bradford in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Jim STEERS. Loving mother of Carole (Ross) MARTIN, Linda (Richard) DEAKINS, Fred (Elaine) STEERS, Helen (late Lloyd) MAINPRIZE and Elizabeth STEERS. Dear Gramma of 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Jessie is also survived by 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Road, Bradford for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Coulson's Hill. Donations to the Cancer Centre at Royal Victoria Hospital or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
SKINNER, William Arthur (December 1, 1934-July 15, 2005)
A time to cry, a time to mourn and a time to rejoice in knowing a husband, brother, father, grand and great-grandfather, uncle and friend has gone home to be with the Lord. A man deeply loved by wife Nora; sisters Mammie PELLY of Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Irene BELL of St. Catharines, Dorothy QUARLES of Boston, Massachusetts, Louise ZELAZNY of St. Catharines, Mary Jane SKINNER of Toronto, and Eveline DEAR of Burlington; brothers Douglas SKINNER and wife Lisa of Toronto, Louis SKINNER of Mississauga, Junior SKINNER and wife Julie of Toronto; Ella, wife of his late brother Lawrence SKINNER of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Blessed with children Bill, Dale, Lucia and Sandra, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by many loving and caring nieces and nephews and Darcy and Butch BORDEN of Nova Scotia. Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 101 Huron Street at D'arcy, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2A9 on Friday, July 22, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception will immediately follow the service. Donations may be sent in his memory to Trillium Health Care Centre-Mississauga.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
HODD, James D.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Beloved husband of Gwen (née WHIDDEN) for 27 years. Loving father of Lynn GRAY/GREY, Shelley BELL (Andrew,) Janice LINKE (Peter) and Laurie HODD (Cameron.) Proud grandfather of Terri, Trevor, Leslie, Joanne, Cameron, Trenda, Kristen and Emily. Great-grandfather of Brittany. Jim will be sadly missed by his sister Jean DAVIS (Art) and brother Ralph (Joyce.) Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
BELL, John " Jocko"
Peacefully on Friday, July 29th, 2005, in his 65th year. John will be sadly missed by his children Beth (Allan), Todd (Lydia), and Jennifer (Mark). Dear brother of Dorothy, Ellen, and predeceased by William. Fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren (predeceased by Sam), 4 great-grandchildren, nephews John, Brian, and nieces Jo-Anne and Victoria. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121 on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-07 published
CAVANAGH, Leo
Peacefully after a short illness at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 4th, 2005 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Lenore (née MURRAY.) Much loved father of Lori Anne, Lisa (Jack), Kelly (Libby), Alanna, Shawn (Elizabeth) and Danny. Sadly missed by grandchildren Matthew, Erin, Emily, Peter, Anna and Graeme. Dear brother of Ferg, Camilla DILLON and Ethel BELL. Predeceased by sisters Clara SCOLLARD, Irene HARRINGTON, Muriel BEAUCLERC and brother Mike. Leo was a devoted and long time parishioner of Saint Mary's Catholic Church and a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4973. Resting at the Scott Funeral Home, Brampton Chapel, 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Tuesday, August 9th at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 66A Main St. S., Brampton. Interment Saint Martin's Cemetery, Ennismore at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family. Friends and relatives can sign a guestbook of condolences at www.obituaries.com A colourful character, Leo was known for his lively personality and great sense of humour.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-10 published
BELL, David Robert
Peacefully at the Heritage Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 in his 63rd year. David, beloved son of the late Robert and Marjorie BELL. Cremation has taken place followed by burial in the family plot in Saint John's Norway Cemetery. For further information regarding a memorial service, please contact the office of Devry, Smith and Frank at 416-449-1400. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Ingram Funeral Home, 416-466-1191.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
FOREMAN, Garth
Passed away peacefully, at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, in Bracebridge, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Loving husband of Helen and dear father of Bonnie BELL (Brian) and Steve (Lori.) Sadly missed by grandchildren Brenda, Scott, Trevor, Brody and Kaitlyn. Brother of Mervyn. Cremation will be followed by a private family service. Burial at Glen Orchard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favourite charity would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home 'Turner Chapel', Bracebridge, 1-877-806-2257.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
BELL, Margo (née ALLAN)
At Toronto on Monday, September 5, 2005. Beloved wife of the late William BELL. Dear mother of Don McLEAN and his wife Ann Ian McLEAN and his wife Elaine; Clarke BELL and his wife Moragh and Betsy PERKIN. Loved grandmother to Andrew (Stephanie) McLEAN, Timothy (Alison) McLEAN, David McLEAN and Andrea McLEAN; Craig and Tyler BELL; and Douglas (Danielle) and Tory PERKIN. Sister of Hugh ALLAN and his wife Dorothy. We thank the D4 Wing staff of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for their compassion toward Margo BELL during her care. We also thank Lynn and her support staff who provided exemplary care at The Claremont, where Margo resided for the past one and one-half years. The family will receive Friends at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive on Friday, September 9th from 11 a.m., until the time of service at 12 noon. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4G 3E8.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
SZILAGYI, John Tomas
With his family at his bedside, John (Janos) Szilagyi passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2005 at Bridgepoint Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. John was born December 29, 1924 in Timisoara, Romania. Beloved husband of 38 years to the late Eva (née TOTH) SZILAGYI (1986.) Loving father of Eva (Mrs. Richard BELL.) Dear cousin of Eugen, Mona and Alexandra Kiss. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) for a "Celebration of His Life" on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
BELL, David
Passed away at home on September 16th, 2005, surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Annie. His beloved and beautiful Annie was his best friend and life partner. David always said that it was the luckiest day of his life when he met Annie. He believed that she was the source of everything that was right and beautiful in his life. Annie was truly the love of his life. David is also survived by his wonderful children Jordan and Caitlin. David loved his children very deeply and they were a source of immense pride for him. David died gratified by the fact that his kids were on their way to being meaningful and worthwhile adults. David is also survived by his brother Stephen and sister Nancy, his mother-in-law Agnes GOESTL, and brother-in-law John GOESTL. Predeceased by his parents George and Muriel BELL, and his older brother Michael. David privately fought a courageous two year battle with colon cancer and its complications. Throughout the fight, David never lost his sense of humour nor his sense of adventure. Itis clear that he earned extra time with his family and Friends through a combination of his unrelenting optimism and his incredible tenacity. In the end, he lost the battle but he fought the good fight. He would like to thank all who were involved with their kind and compassionate care at the Brantford General Cancer Clinic. David was very lucky to have a small group of steadfast Friends, many of whom he'd known for decades. He told a few of these Friends of the terminal nature of his predicament because of necessity or proximity. Others, he did not tell because he hated spreading more sadness around and he hoped that they would forgive him for not telling them. He was particularly grateful to Steph and Rolfie who were always there, above and beyond! To his Friends, he loved you all. David was well known throughout Canada's public relations industry as an executive recruiter. He established the country's premier executive recruitment firm specializing exclusively in public relations in the early 1990s and managed it until his death. His honesty and integrity will be missed. At David's request, there was no service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of your choice would honour his memory. Please come and help celebrate David's life on Sunday, September 25th. Join family and Friends in celebrating the "David way" at the Keg Steakhouse in Brantford (61 Lynden Road) from 6 p.m. onward. For directions please call the Keg (519-757-0024). Illegitimus Non Carborundum Arrangements entrusted to Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home and Chapel, 519-759-2211 www.dignitymemorial.org

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-23 published
KEYZER, Marie (née KLAVER)
Passed away peacefully, at the Trillium Manor, Orillia, on Thursday, September 22, 2005, in her 96th year. Marie KEYZER, of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Nicolaas KEYZER. Dearly loved mother of Marianne KEYZER- ALLEMANG of Dunnville, Sister Josephine KEYZER, C.S.M. of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Jack and his wife Fran of Orillia, Rita SEARLE and her husband Robin of Toronto, Pauline BELL and her husband Craig of Gravenhurst, Anne MacDONALD and her late husband Niel of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nicolette KEYZER of Aurora, Nick of Orillia, and her late son Hildebrand. Dear mother-in-law of Barbara of Wasaga. Loving grandmother of Kelly, Scott, Sean, Nicole, Mark, Adrienne, Korine, Kristina, Jennifer, Andrea, Kim, Denise, Jaclyn, Jeffrey, David, Edward, Matthew, Elizabeth, Danielle, Lawrence, John, Evan, Shannon, Stephen and 7 great-grandchildren. Will also be missed by family in the Netherlands. Family and Friends will be received at the L. Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia (705) 326-3595, on Friday, September 23rd from 6-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at The Church of the Guardian Angel (115 West St. N., Orillia), on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Orillia, to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. "We believe and entrust Marie into God's eternal embrace of love. Her dawn has come. We rejoice. Amen, Alleluia!" Parish Prayers will be said in the Doolittle Chapel Friday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Online messages of condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-26 published
BELL, Barbara Joan
It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of Barbara Joan BELL, on Saturday, September 24, 2005, in her 75th year with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 55 years and life friend of Donald BELL. Loving mother of Donna (Larry RYDER) and Karen (Ray GRAVES.) A devoted and cherished Gramma to Shannon, Ashley, Dianne, Sarah, Eric and Cody. Sadly missed by relatives, extended family and Friends. She was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. Our family wishes to extend our appreciation and thanks to all the healthcare professionals at Sunnybrook and Trillium Hospitals. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday, September 27 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
Dr. Douglas SALMON, 81: Surgeon, scholar
Dr. Douglas SALMON known for his courage, humility, compassion
Fought for the rights of blacks to see jazz greats at Palais Royale
By Philip MASCOLL, Staff Reporter
Dr. John Douglas Graham Roy SALMON was a kind and wonderful person who had to struggle for everything he achieved, his family and Friends say.
SALMON, who died last Wednesday at age 81, wasn't only the first black surgeon in Canada. He was an accomplished pianist, scholar, athlete and sculptor as well.
"From the moment I met him, I knew he was a person I could truly respect, and I never varied from thinking that way," Beverley (Bev) SALMON, his wife and former Metro Toronto and North York councillor said of her partner for 49 years.
"He was always warm and loving to all the family. He had a way of reaching out to people... he was loved by patients and colleagues alike. He was truly a role model and inspiration."
His lifelong friend, lawyer Leonard BRAITHWAITE, Canada's first black member of provincial parliament, called SALMON "kind and capable.
"This great land of ours is better because of him," BRAITHWAITE said of the man he grew up with near Kensington Market.
BRAITHWAITE said that in those days, before World War 2, black families were few and far between in Toronto.
SALMON's life was a story of triumph over adversity.
Born December 13, 1923, in Toronto to Jamaican immigrants Eugenie, a Black Cross (the Marcus Garvey-originated medical corps) nurse, and Robert, a veteran of the Boer War, Douglas was the youngest of six children.
They became orphaned during the Great Depression when Douglas was 6. Their mother's sister, Margaret BROWN (Aunt Mag,) a childless widow in her 50s, stepped in to raise them.
SALMON was independent and strong-willed even as a child. His late sister, Stevella, used to recall that even from a very young age, her baby brother was always insistent that "I'm going to be a docta!"
Young Douglas SALMON would let nothing stand in his way, according to the family history.
Always resourceful and self-motivated he would go around the neighbourhood and light furnaces for a penny, as well as work three paper routes so he, too, could contribute to the family.
In the 1940s, "Doug Salmon and his Orchestra" entertained at dances, parties and lodges in and around Toronto.
Not escaping the realities of racism of the day, SALMON became a protest leader on the Race Discrimination Committee (1942), which battled for the rights of blacks to enter Toronto's Palais Royale to see jazz greats such as Duke Ellington.
The protest came after he and a group of Friends were denied admission to the Palais Royale to hear Earl "Fatha" Hines play piano.
In a 1992 interview with the Star, SALMON said while Canada didn't have segregation in those days, blacks did find themselves shut out of places. "You didn't see blacks as salespersons. As far as education was concerned, you saw few blacks introduced to university."
In 1951, he obtained his honours degree in physiology and biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and in 1955, his medical degree, graduating president of his second medical year.
SALMON received scholarships from the American Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and interned at Toronto Western Hospital.
In 1954, his sister Bea introduced him to Beverley BELL, a young Victorian Order nurse. They were married in 1956 and immediately moved to Detroit.
Although he was offered a thriving practice in Detroit, the couple chose to return to Toronto and started a family. They had four children: J. Douglas Jr., Warren, Heather and Leslie.
In 1967, SALMON joined Scarborough Centenary Hospital's general surgical staff. He was the busiest general surgeon there for many years, which his colleagues attributed to not only his superior skills and training, but also his work ethic, conscientious patient care, disciplined lifestyle and great personality.
SALMON was known for his courage, humility and compassion, as he became one of the first surgeons in Canada to treat the morbidly obese with breakthrough gastric bypass surgery.
SALMON became president of Centenary's medical staff and was later appointed chief of general surgery, the first black person in Canada to hold such positions.
After retiring from Centenary Hospital in 1995, he joined the Rudd Clinic in downtown Toronto. He retired from practice in SALMON was a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
In recognition of his outstanding stature and service to the community, he was awarded the Canadian Black Achievement Award, Medicine.
In tribute to their beloved husband and father, his family has established the Dr. John Douglas Graham Salmon Award for Black Medical Students, administered through the University of Toronto's faculty of medicine.
Donations to the award may be made c/o The Medical Science Building, Room 2306, 1 Kings College Circle, Toronto, M5S 1A8, or call Ingrid GRAHAM, 416-946-7681.
Visitation will take place today at Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, south of Steeles Ave., from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.
A funeral is to be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Saint John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge, North York, with a reception to follow at the church. The interment is private.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
LETTNER, Enneli
Peacefully at Extendicare Nursing Home, Oshawa on Sunday, October 2, 2005. Enneli LETTNER passed away peacefully at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by her husband Jack LETTNER. Loving mother of Dr. Deborah LETTNER, Carol and Dennis STATA, Jeff LETTNER, and Karen and Carlos RAMIREZ. Beloved Nanny of Mark, Sarah, Rebecca, Christopher, Cassandra, Nicholas, Katherine, and Benjamin. Dear sister of Rita and Terry BELL. Enneli will be greatly missed by her extended family and Friends, and especially by her faithful dog Angel. Rested at the Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway 2, 905-432-8484 (at the corner of Highway 2 and Sandringham Dr., Courtice). A Private Memorial Service was held in the Chapel on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
BELL, Clifford Harold
Suddenly at home on Saturday, October 22, 2005, age 70 years. Cliff BELL of Brighton, son of the late Howard BELL and the late Gwendolyne (GIBBONS.) Loving husband of Marion (Irwin.) Dear father of Greg and his wife Nathalie of Ottawa, Alison and her husband Steve CHARD of Frankford, and Lindsay RAMSBOTTOM of Mississauga. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Symanne, Hannah, Abigail, Ethan, and Connor. Survived by his sister-in-law Joanne and her husband Jerry ROSS of Bowmanville. The family will receive Friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Service in the funeral home on Tuesday, October 25th at 11 o'clock. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society, care of Box 96, Brighton, Ontario, K0K 1H0, would be appreciated by the family. www.walasfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-01 published
BELL, Elsie
Peacefully at Winbourne Park, Ajax on Monday, October 31, 2005. Elsie was the loving wife of the late Tom. Loving mother to Sandy (Monica), Moira and Elaine. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jamie, Ashley, Michael, Kayla and Shane and her great-granddaughter Angelina. Friends and family may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401), 905-686-5589, after 2 p.m. Wednesday. A Funeral Service to celebrate Elsie's life will be held at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. A special thank you to all staff at Winbourne Park.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-02 published
DESCHAMPS, Shirley Lorraine
Peacefully in the loving care of her family at her daughter's residence in Trenton, Ontario on October 31, 2005. Shirley (nee BELL,) beloved wife the late Keith DESCHAMPS, dear mother of Joyce McGREGOR (Wayne), Denice KURTZ (Erwin), Robert DESCHAMPS (Edel,) Frank DESCHAMPS (Joyce,) Ivan DESCHAMPS (Paula.) Proud Nana of Rob, Paul, Craig, Scott, Kyle, Bryan, Robert, Ritchie, Kristopher, Stephanie, Ryan, Michael and Great Nana of Kassidy, Damion and Taylor. Loving sister of Muriel, Verna, Morris, MaryLou, Margaret, Evelyn, Nora, Russell and Allan. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Avenue (1 block east of Donlands subway) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Friday, November 4th at one o'clock. Private cremation. Reception to follow the service at Todmorden Branch No. 10, Royal Canadian Legion, 1083 Pape Avenue (south of O'Connor Drive). Donations to the United Way would be appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
DONNELLY, Nina
After a long illness, on November 11, 2005. Nina will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Helen HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, her grand_son Max HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, her great-granddaughter Molly BELL and father Joe BELL. A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Yonge Street, south of Lawrence Ave.), on Tuesday, November 15th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street, 416-488-1101. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-16 published
FERGUSON, Agnes Ann (née SMYTH)
Went to be with her Lord and her loving husband David early in the morning of November 15, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Mom will be forever missed by her fourteen children Terry Ann (John) CRISCIONE, Larry (Peggy) FERGUSON, Geraldine (Rick) OLDHAM, Barry (Betty) FERGUSON, Diane (David) MITCHELSON, Don (Mary Anne) FERGUSON, Arlene (John) HIGGINS, Joyce (Alan) BROOME, Mark FERGUSON, Dale (Jonathan) RUSSELL, Frank (Sharon) FERGUSON, Scott (Lia) FERGUSON, Jannine (Joe Bowen) FERGUSON, Shelley (Dave BELL) FERGUSON. She is loved by her sister Nancy ENRIGHT and brothers Terry and Kevin SMYTH. She is united with her sister Eileen CARNEGIE and brothers Frank and Stan SMYTH who predeceased her. Mom was blessed with her grandchildren Vince (Karin), Jill, Charlene, Nicole (Glenn), Patrick, Krista (Craig), Karl, Kyle, Bob (Tonia), Kevin (Lisa), Sarah, Kathleen, Joseph, Jonathan, Jason (Terrie), Becky, Kyle (Kendra), Lindsay, Derek, Craig, Mark, Julia, Casey, Allana, Danielle, Sophia, Bianca, David and great-grandchildren Abby, Brooklyn, Evan and Ky. She also leaves behind many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Mom was born in England on August 5, 1927 and at the age of three moved to Canada with her family, where she later met her husband David. Raising fourteen children in tough times was a full time job, however, this exceptional mother always worked late at night at a "real" job for extra income to help support her family. Many will remember her little car up and down the concessions as a rural route mail lady. For many years Mom was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion where she volunteered her time and efforts. Mom loved her bingo, her bowling and her golf. In retirement she enjoyed wintering in Panama City and Phoenix where she was a true sun worshipper. If wealth were measured by family and Friends, Mom had riches beyond compare. Our family would like to thank the staff, physicians and nurses at The Wynfield in Oshawa and Markham Stouffville Hospital for their wonderful care. Friends may call at Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge for visitation on Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., and Funeral Mass on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Uxbridge. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery. In Mom's memory, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion or the Canadian Cancer Society. "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are Friends."

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-20 published
BELL, David Lloyd
(Korean War Veteran) Peacefully on November 18, 2005 at the William Osler Health Center, Georgetown Campus in his 75th year. Loving husband of Nellie for the past fifty-one years. Beloved father of Deborah SMITH and her husband Peter and David and his wife Star. Proud grandfather of Ryan BELL, Christopher and Bryan SMITH. Dear brother of Harry. David was predeceased by his sister Eunice LANDRY and his mother Mary BELL. David will be fondly remembered by his niece Sandra DELARGY and his cousin Irene SELMES and her husband David. David was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 120, and a member of the Korean Veteran's Association. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, Georgetown (11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave.) on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 at 5: 00 p.m. In Memory contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the William Osler Health Center, Georgetown Campus would be appreciated. For further information or to send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-20 published
BELL, Marjorie
On November 18, 2005. Suddenly, as a result of an automobile accident. Marjorie, 83 years young, beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Loving mother of William and his wife Linda, and Sandra and her husband Stuart EVANS. Best Gramma ever of Scott (Susan,) Joanna (Greg), Maggie (Drew), Julia (Tom) and Susan. Great-Gramma of Cole and Owen. Marjorie is survived by her sister Goldie and her brother Ward (Joyce). Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Monday, November 21st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. For the time of Marjorie's service in Drumbo, on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005, please call the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Drumbo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Drumbo, Ontario, N0J 1G0 would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
BELL, John David
(Graduate of R.M.C., retired teacher of St. Lawrence College, Kingston, past coordinator of Bereaved Families of Ontario, Kingston Region.) Peacefully, after living with cancer with strength, dignity and grace, on Sunday, November 20, 2005, at Saint Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, Kingston, Ontario. Beloved husband and soulmate for 30 years of Rita. Loving father of Laurie CASTELLO (Jay), Christine CLENDENNING (Bob), Don CAMERON (Lori,) and predeceased by son Gordon CAMERON. Remembered by daughter-in-law Celeste O'DONOGHUE- CAMERON. Predeceased by his parents John Alexander and Agnes (MATEER) BELL. Dear brother of Douglas BELL (Maureen.) Cherished Grandpa (Papa) of Melissa, Allison, John, Jessie, Mary, Ryan, Robert, James, Anna and Grace. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, November 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd. Kingston, on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation will follow, with the interment at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens at a later date. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Bereaved Families of Ontario, Kingston Region in memory of David. In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Township Chapel, 613-546-5150. Relatives and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.gftompkins-township.ca

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
BELL, Renée
Passed away November 24, 2005 at the age of 88. Beloved wife to the late Cliff. Cherished mother to Christine, Rick and Judy. Loving Nana to Steve, Jen, Scott and Kevin. Memorial Service to be held at Saint Mary's Star of the Sea in Port Credit Friday, December 2 at 1 p.m.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
SCHEMBRI, Edward
Peacefully on November 28, 2005 at Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Orillia. Edward, in his 86th year, beloved husband of Jane for 62 years. Loving father of Carmen MARRIER and husband Paul FITZPATRICK, Tony SCHEMBRI and Mary Ann SCHEMBRI and Rick LARKINS, all of Orillia. Predeceased by his daughter Dorothy and son David. Nannu to Lori Ann MARRIER and Rich BELL, Thunder Bay, Tracey and Erick JOHNSON, Tampa, Florida, Cheryl and Jason WHALEN, Brampton, Shanna TOZER and David HAMLYN and Billy TOZER and Heidi WILHELM. Great-grandfather of Chase, Cole, Kyla, Maddox, Matthew and Emma. Survived by his sister Carmen MIFSUD and brother Tony SCHEMBRI. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thank you to the staff of Oak Terrace Nursing Home and Soldier's Memorial Hospital. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 9: 15 a.m. at St. Paul The Apostle Church, 3224 Dundas St. West. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzhemier Society.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
ROBERTS, Constance Evelyn
Peacefully, on Monday, December 5, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Street at the age of 96. Loving mother to Richard, Clifford (Sandra,) Ross (Doina) and Barbara BELL. Dear grandma to Timothy ROBERTS and Bethanne BELL; great-grandmother to Mya ROBERTS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
HARRIS, Vera Grace Kathleen (née SMITH)
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2005 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ewart and daughter Mary-Margaret SMITH. Devoted mother of Bob and Dallas HARRIS, Judy and the late Wayne BARTON, and Kathy and Don BELL. Loving grandmother of nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her Friends at Erin Mills Lodge. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
BELL, Edward Roy
Peacefully after a brief struggle, on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at the Etobicoke General Hospital, at the age of 85. Best friend and loving husband to Florence (née RYAN) for almost 60 years. Loving father of Janet and her husband Bill CLIFTON and their son Edward of Ninji, Australia. Brother of Norman of Mt. Pleasant and Elsie HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Newcastle. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 10 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 o'clock. Private family interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
BELL, Derek
Suddenly on December 22, 2005, Derek passed away at the age of 51. Beloved husband of Patti and dear father of Daniella. Beloved son of Roy and Nellie BELL. Dearly loved and missed by his brothers Dennis (Violet), Dale (Patti) and his sister Ruth (Barry). Dear brother-in-law of Dan (Kathy), Rob and Steve (Sue). Loved by all his nieces and nephews Colin, Laurie, Marcia, Philip, Amanda, Sonia, Stefanie, Katherine, Jonathan, Katelyn, Jeff, Cameron, Alex and Cori. Loved and missed by his family and many Friends, Derek was everybody's best friend. He was always there to lend a hand or fix something for you. One of his favourite hobbies was being a D.J. He loved to "Spin the Tunes" as he would say! He worked at Xerox Canada for the past 6 years and loved his job very much. Derek was a big part of so many lives and his family invites all those whose life he has touched to come and share their memories with them at the Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel (northeast corner of Hwy. 404 and 16th Avenue) 905-887-8600, on Tuesday from 2-4. p.m. and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held for Derek on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. In memory of Derek, donations can be made the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
CHABURSKY, Reverend Ihor S.
Passed away peacefully on December 22, 2005 at Grand River Hospital - Freeport Site, Kitchener. He received the last rites from Rev. V. YANISHEWSKY. Beloved husband of Romana. Loving father to Renata Roman and Orest CHABURSKY and father-in-law to Eugene ROMAN. Cherished grandfather to Krystina and William ROMAN and Luba and Gregory CHABURSKY. He will be missed by his sister Ulana and brothers Myron and Nestor with their families from Toronto, brother-in-law Lubomyr ZOBNIW and family from New York, family in Canada, U.S.A. and Ukraine. He will be fondly remembered as a dedicated pastor by many parishioners and priests at the following Ukrainian Catholic Churches: Kitchener, Church of the Transfiguration Guelph, Holy Protection; Cambridge, Nativity of Mother of God London, Christ the King; Saint Thomas, Exultation of the Holy Cross. A special thanks to the nurses and staff, Dr. MacEACHERN and Dr. CAMPBELL at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre and Dr. WILLIAMSON, nurses and staff at Freeport Site in Kitchener. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. REINHAM, Dr. BELL, Dr. ANELLO and Dr. HORN for their care and guidance. Resting at the Cardinal Furneral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) Monday from 6-9 p.m. then to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection (Leeds St.) Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Volodymyr Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lviv Ukrainian Catholic Seminary would be appreciated. On-Iine condolences at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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