BENNETTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-18 published
SHARP, Frederick Royden Bennetto
Sadly at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, June 16, 2005, Frederick Royden Bennetto SHARP, of London in his 22nd year. Beloved son of Jennifer SHARP and Roy BENNETTO. Loving brother of Sarah BENNETTO and dear grand_son of Jean SHARP. Rick was a student at Heritage Bible College and Seminary where he was student council president elect, and was very involved in sports and academics at LaSalle Secondary School in Sudbury. Dearly missed by all who knew him. Rick was an active member of Glen Cairn Baptist Church having recently returned from a missionary trip to Paraguay and was looking forward to returning as staff to John Island Young Men's Christian Association Camp this summer. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street on Sunday, June 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from Glen Cai rn Baptist Church on Monday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Glen Cairn Baptist Church Short Term Missions would be appreciated.

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BENNETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
GEISLER, Brenda Carol (née JONES)
Born May 10, 1945, Brenda passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on December 27, 2004. Beautiful and cherished wife of Richard, beloved mother to Karen, Christina, Tanya and Greg, grandmother to Lauren, sister to Norma and Bill BENNETTS and family. A lifelong devotee of reading, gardening, crosswords and bridge, Brenda will forever live in our hearts. Thanks to Dr. AITKEN, and the Nursing staff under Sue, Yvonne and Carlene at Scarborough General Hospital. As per Brenda's wishes, the memorial service will be held for family only and will be officiated by Reverend D. McKANE. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in support of a memorial tree and bench in Brenda's honour. Please contact the family for details.

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BENNETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
BENNETTS, Gladys
Peacefully at the Clarion Nursing Home on Sunday, April 24, 2005, in her 93rd year. Formerly of Toronto. Will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Ina BENNETTS, her nieces Edythe and husband Roy WILLIAMS and Frances and husband Larry GROVES and her five grandnephews. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Frances BENNETTS and brothers Harry and Albert BENNETTS. Friends will be received at the Stoney Creek Church of Christ, 105 King St. E., Stoney Creek on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto at 2: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Great Lakes Christian College would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to Doctors AMBIS', Dr. SAPERSON and Dr. HASEY and to the staff of Clarion Nursing Home and St. Joseph's Hospital for their tender care.

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BENNETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
BENNETTS, Ina
Generous heart, caring hands, courageous spirit. It is with cherished memories and heartfelt gratitude to her that we announce Ina's journey from this life into the arms of her Lord, on May 23, 2005; surrounded by her loving family, at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre. Beloved, devoted and faithful wife to the late Albert BENNETTS. Much loved and cherished mother to Edythe WILLIAMS and her husband Roy, and Frances GROVES and her husband Larry. Dear grandmother to Brent and his wife Denyse, Dwayne and his wife Janine, Brian, Alex, and Jonathan. Loving granny to Breanna, Jenna, Kristen, Madison, Corey and Drewyn. Dear sister to Harry ROBERTSON and his wife Isobel of Kingston. Many thanks to the loving care she received at the Meaford Long Term Care Facility which was mother's home for four years. Visitation will be held at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, Ontario 519-538-2550, on Wednesday morning from 9-10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. A service of interment will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Memorial Fund, The Great Lakes Christian College or the charity of your choice may be made at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford Ontario

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BENNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
RODGER, John Alexander (May 22, 1926-March 20, 2005)
Passed away peacefully at Allendale Long Term Care Facility. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty-Lue (Elizabeth (Luellanée) WRIGHT,) his children Mary-Lou (Gary DOWNER,) Anne-Marie (Robert PHILLIPS,) and Kevin (Lisa.) Proud and fun loving grandfather of Brandon, Jamie and Samantha. John is survived by his sister Cathy BENNIE. He will be lovingly remembered by Carole ROBBINS, Diane and Eddie SZPIK and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Alex (Jean,) sister Margaret (Hugh STEWARD/STEWART/STUART,) brothers-in-law Stan and John. Throughout his long and successful career at Shipp Corporation, he was known as Johnny RODGER but to family and Friends he was Jack. Family and Friends will be recieved at Glen Oaks Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (on the corner of Ninth Line and Dundas) on Thursday, March 24, 2005 from 10: 00 a.m. to 11: 00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers 'Give a friend a Hug'. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank their many Friends and staff at Allendale for all of their care and support.

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BENNINGER o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-07-06 published
VERBEEM, Robert Leonard
Robert Leonard VERBEEM passed away at Sydenham Campus on Monday, June 27, 2005 in his 83rd year. Husband of June Marie (LAPRISE.) Father of Robert James VERBEEM, William Leonard and Paula Lynn VERBEEM. Grandfather of Allie Marie VERBEEM. Brother of Pete & Jannet VERBEEM, Leonard and Cathy VERBEEM, Gerald VERBEEM and the late Lawrence, Joe, Jack and Albert VERBEEM, Nelie LANE and Jane REYNOLDS. son of the late Leonard and Magdeline MENBEERE) VERBEEM. The family received relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A Legion Service was held on Tuesday evening. Father Greg BONIN conducted the funeral service from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 10 a.m. The pallbearers were Francis BENNINGER, Max HEATH, Jack BROWN, John DALY, Jim GORE, Sandy EASTON and Hugh McCRAE. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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BENNINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-20 published
DOWNS, Johnny
Of London and Port Stanley, at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, February 19th, 2005, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of 60 years to Dorothy (née BEARCHILL.) Beloved father of Tom (Bonnie) of New Hampshire, and Jayne (Bill) of Port Stanley. Loving Pop of Andrew DOWNS, Allyson DOWNS, Scott (Kristen) WEST, Andrew (Karen) WEST, and great-grandpa of Davis WEST. Brother of Bobby (Brenda) DOWNS, Helen (Ben) BENNINGTON and the late Kay TAILOR/TAYLOR, Ruth JEFFERY and Don DOWNS. Also survived by his sister-in-law Alice (Norm) AYRE as well as many nieces and nephews.
Johnny was the former owner of the Latin Quarter Restaurant and leader of the Johnny Downs Orchestra. Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00 - 4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the memorial service will be conducted on Monday, February 21st, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital-Palliative Care. Special thanks for the love and care given by the staf f of Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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BENNINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
BENNINGTON, Kenneth LaVerne (1919-2005)
(World War 2 Veteran, 32 year employee of Ontario Hydro)
It is with heartfelt sadness, yet with peace of heart, that we convey the news of the passing of Kenneth on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne. Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Lena (née MERKLEY) and his four devoted sons, their families and many Friends. Ken's sons John (Kathy), Grant (Deborah), Allan (Faye) and Scott (Keith). Ken's cherished grandchildren: Ken, Karen, Gregg, Sarah, Daniel, Jessica, Melissa, Aiden, Celine and Adam BENNINGTON. Great-grandfather to Owen BENNINGTON, Ty, Chayse and Zoe McCALLUM, Brittany, Quinton and Marcus BARNES, Morgan and Heidi BENNINGTON. Kenneth is predeceased by his parents John and Bessie BENNINGTON, his sisters Jean TIPLING, Helen JOHNSON- URAN and Beryl BENNINGTON. He is survived by his brother William and his wife Laureen and his sister Willa SHOAFF of Alliston. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Shelburne Cemetery. Donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre Palliative Care Unit or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BENNION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-29 published
BENNION, Arthur Owen
Peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Monday, June 27th, 2005 at the age of 91. Owen, beloved husband of Helen (Betty) for 68 years. Much loved father of Carole DOIRON, Debra CROSSMAN and her husband Daniel and the late Sandra WILDMAN. Survived by his sisters Betty and Blanche. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Bertie, Norman, Winnie, Grace and Audrey. Loving grandpa of Dave and Theresa WILDMAN, Bob and Patty WILDMAN, Mike and Sarah WILDMAN, Mark and Wendy WILDMAN, Karen and Chris REID, Scott and Christine WILDMAN, Michelle and Wayne BECHARD, Craig and Sheri DOIRON, Sean BENNION, Nicole and Corey CROSSMAN. Lovingly remembered by 15 great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and Friends. Cremation. Memorial service will be held in the Church of St. Judes Wexford (10 Howarth Ave., Scarborough) on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude's Church for the purchase of memorial trees in Owen's name. Special thanks to Dr. Larry GROSSMAN and the wonderful nursing staff in Palliative Care, 3rd floor, 3B.

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BENNY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-13 published
FITZPATRICK, Helen Marion
At Strathroy General Hospital on Sunday, September 11, 2005, Helen Marion FITZPATRICK in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward Michael FITZPATRICK (1999.) Dear mother of Cathy GALLANT (Ray) of London, Michael FITZPATRICK (Cathy) Dutton, Sandra DREW (Scott) and Debbie RUDY (Scott) both of London and Barbara MORRIS (Michael) of Guelph. Loving grandmother of Jennfier, Nicole, Bryar, Paisley, Drew, Alison, Rebecca and Jessica. Sister of Mary BEDGGOOD of Thorndale, Jack BENNY (Teresa) of Saint Marys, Frank BENNY (Sally) of Thorndale, and Violet BICKERTON (Jack) of British Columbia. Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church (1251 Dundas at Oakland) on Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. Prayers Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations to Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital, 395 Carrie St. Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4 or Sarnia-Lambton Victorian Order of Nurses, 1705 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1B2 gratefully appreciated.

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BENO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-16 published
BENO, Harry William
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Tuesday, March 15th, 2005, Harry BENO at 69 years of age. Sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend Jean BENO (née CLUETT.) Dear father of David BENO (Ginette) and Wendy STEVENS (Jason.) Cherished grandfather of Natalie, Natasha, Samantha, Adam and great-grandfather of Alyssa. Brother of Terry BENO (Trudy) and Penny WEMEKAMP (Garret.) son of the late Harry Everett BENO, the late Maude (née ADAM/ADAMS) and step-son of the late James MORRISON. Also missed by former daughter-in-law Maryanne. Loved and remembered by his family and close Friends. Cremation with interment at the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter in Cobourg on Saturday, March 19th at 2 p.m. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements by MacCoubrey Funeral Home 905-372-5132. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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BENOIT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
BENOIT, Ray
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus on Thursday, March 31st, 2005 Ray BENOIT of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Catherine (GRAHAM) BENOIT. Dear father of Kathleen TREUER of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Graham BENOIT and his wife Nancy of London, Garry BENOIT and his wife Joan of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., and Margaret OGDEN and her husband Donald of Smith Falls. Dear brother of Irma REICHERT and Ann BUSTARD both of London. Loving grandfather of Catherine, Ian, Janet, Scott, Lesley, Carlos, Christina and Jolene and great-grandfather of Jenessa, Mackenzie and Mitchell. At Ray's request there will be no funeral visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment of cremated remains will take place this summer in Quebec. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, South, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. (A. Millard George Funeral Home), 60 Ridout Street South, London, 433-5184 entrusted with arrangements.

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BENOIT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
RICHARD, Weillie
With thanksgiving for his life, the family of Weillie RICHARD announce his passing. He succumbed peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital in London on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005. He leaves many fond memories for all who knew him. Dearly beloved husband of the late Madeleine Bélanger RICHARD. Cherished father of Catherine RICHARD, and Sandra RICHARD- MOHAMED and her husband Mahms of London. He will remain forever in the hearts of his grandchildren François RICHARD- KRAFCHEK, Stéphane and Élise RICHARD- MOHAMED. Dear brother of Irène BAILLARGEON and Yvette ROY. Dear brother-in-law of Thérèse CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER- BÉLANGER, Jeanne BOURDAGES, Lorraine TANGUAY, Beatrice MORIN, Thérèse BÉLANGER (Rolland GINGRAS), Simone LESSARD (René), J. Edouard BÉLANGER (Ginnette VERREAULT), Marie-Ange DORVAL (Adonia), Denyse KRAJCIK (Jean), Denis BÉLANGER (Diane BENOIT.) Sadly missed by his much loved Godchildren Joelle Dorval BERGERON and Marcel BÉLANGER. Remembered with fondness by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Élise (née GODBOUT) RICHARD, his siblings Léda LABELLE, Marie-Ange LAROCHELLE, Adalbert RICHARD, Marie-Anne LAVIGNE, Évangéliste RICHARD, Rita GUITAR, Blanche RICHARD, Berthe GUILLEMETTE, Elizabeth DESROSIERS, Fernande FELTEAU, Cécile JOHNSON, Ernest RICHARD and his brothers and sisters-in-law Jean-Paul and Fernand BÉLANGER, Adhemar BOURDAGES, Jean-Laval TANGUAY, Yvonne BÉLANGER, Gilberte NADEAU, Raymond MORIN, Maurice LAFLAMME and Gilles PAQUETTE. Friends will be received at l'Église Assomption de Notre-Dame, 384 Hillside Avenue, Oshawa on Monday after 10: 00 a.m. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11: 00 with Father Viateur LAURIN officiating. Rite of Committal at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Whitby. If desired and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, University Hospital - Palliative Care, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Donations may be arranged through J.J. Patterson and Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland or on-line with memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca A special word of thanks goes to Brenda DALEY, Debbie JARVIS, Jenna GOODHAND, the 3rd floor staff at Chelsey Park Retirement Community, Dr. LO, London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital 4th Floor Medicine Team 3 and nursing staff, Dr. SCHULZ and Lynne Hughes MARSH of the London Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care - University Hospital. As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.
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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-19 published
JAMES, Somer Oscar
On January 17, 2005, Somer was released from his long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
He will be missed forever by his wife Jean, daughters Heather and Wendy, sons David and Keith, daughter-in-law Losaline and son-in-law Bernard. He was dearest Pop to his eight grandchildren who were his greatest pride and joy -- Saul and Lewis JAMES, Julie SELEGER (Dona) and Samuel BENOIT, Rachel and Sidney KOSATSKY, Hannah and Jillian JAMES. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Beula and Samuel ECKLER in Toronto and his sister Esther RATINOFF in California.
Somer was born in Toronto on December 24, 1921. In 1940 he went to Montreal and worked as a stevedore until he could join a Merchant Ship as an Ordinary Seaman. During the next five years he served in many theatres of war on twelve different ships of many allied countries as well as on Canadian ships. In 1943, in the harbour of Naples, Italy, under enemy fire, Somer was credited with saving the British ship Empire Lightning from very serious damage. For his courageous action he was awarded the British Empire Medal (civilian) as well as Lloyd's Medal for Bravery. It is extremely rare to receive these two medals for the same action. During World War 2 there were only three Canadians decorated with the Lloyd's Medal for Bravery. In August 1945 Somer made one final peacetime voyage across the Atlantic on a merchant ship in order to marry Jean in London. They had known each other since 1943.
In 2003, Somer's decorations and six campaign medals with other memorabilia were donated to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. They will be displayed in the new building of the Museum which is due to be opened in May, 2005.
Jean and Somer lived in Toronto until August 1946 when they drove to Winnipeg for him to work at the Winnipeg Film Exchange. Soon he became a partner in a theatre poster business until, in 1958, he established Regency Coin and Stamp Company. Somer was know internationally as a knowledgeable and reliable coin dealer and an expert in his field. He wrote several books on Canadian coins, stamps and tokens and a book on British Commonwealth coins. He was a life member of the Canadian Numismatic Association.
Somer gave many hours of his time to volunteering, serving on the board of non-profit organizations in Winnipeg notably the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and The Jewish Child & Family Service, DASCH Inc., and The DASCH Foundation (Direct Action in Support of Community Homes). He was a founding member of the Foundation. He was greatly honoured to be the first recipient of the Annual DASCH Recognition Award and to have been made an Honorary Life Member of DASCH Inc.
According to Somer's wishes and belief, cremation has taken place. The family will be "At Home" in the River View Room, 400 Osborne Street, for an informal gathering to celebrate Somer's life on Sunday, January 23rd between 2 and 4: 30 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined.
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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-24 published
HENRY, Geraldine
Peacefully, at home on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Honourable Charles HENRY. Dear mother of John (Dolores) of Toronto, Mary-Christine (Peter BENSON) of Mount Albert. Sadly missed by Catherine and Vincent PELLETTIER. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer BENSON (Sidney HEENEMAN) and Ross BENSON of Calgary, and Carolyn and Charles HENRY of Toronto. Great-grandmother of Annika Geraldine HEENEMAN of Calgary. Dear sister of the late Patricia O'BRIEN, the late Rita (wife of the late Larkin MALONEY) and the late Rosemary (wife of the late Georges BENOIT.) Geraldine will be greatly missed by her niece Rosemarie (Mimi) BENOIT of Ottawa, nephews Brien BENOIT, M.D. of Ottawa, Paul BENOIT, M.D., of Ottawa, Pierre BENOIT of Hillsborough, California and David BENOIT of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Longtime family Friends Joan LAVELLE and Peggy BANASCO. The family wishes to express words of gratitude to Dr. Peter BARRECA. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, February 28th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road, on Tuesday, March 1st at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery with reception to follow in the Leaside Room of the funeral home.

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BENOIT 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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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
BENOIT, Marie Marthe
Passed away peacefully after midnight on January 19th, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital, age 87. She fought the good fight till the end. She would have loved a glass of red wine and a cigarette but, alas, her condition no longer allowed her these simple pleasures. She is mourned by her daughters Suzanne and Deborah, her brother Jacques and sister Giselle, and her sons-in-law Richard and Tony. Marie was small in stature but she moved regally through life, a strong and determined woman whose French Canadian flair never deserted her; nor would her Irish temperament countenance defeat. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Hilda's who cared for her in her latter years and the nurses at St. Joseph's who made her last days as comfortable as they could.

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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-20 published
McLELLAN, Marion Elizabeth
Passed away on March 18, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital, at the age of 76. Beloved mother of Tom, Teresa, and Anne BENOIT. Cherished grandmother of Wendy, Cindy, and Richard. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin St. (2 streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Monday, March 21, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated in the evening. Private Cremation arrangements.

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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
CHENARD, Michel Joseph
Peacefully after a battle with cancer, with his loving wife and daughter by his side on March 20, 2005 at William Osler Health Centre, Peel Site. Beloved husband of Carmen BOUDREAU (Brampton, Ontario) and dear father of Melanie (Peterborough, Ontario). Loving son of Fabiola (née LANTEIGNE) and Joseph CHENARD both of Caraquet, New Brunswick. He is also survived by his dear brothers and sisters: Marielle and René LANDRY (Caraquet, New Brunswick,) Lucie and Raymond BENOIT (Caraquet, New Brunswick), Daniel and Fatima (Bathurst, New Brunswick), Bertrand (Tracadie, New Brunswick), Robert and Wendy (Vancouver, British Columbia), Nathalie and Eddy ROBICHAUD (Shippigan, New Brunswick), Rose and Renald HODGSON (Laval, Québec). Predeceased by his brother Sylvain. Michel was employed at Brampton Brick since 1979 as Product Development Supervisor. Private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for Michel will be held in Caraquet, New Brunswick. If so desired, memorial donations in Michel's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
BENOIT- RAWASH, Sherylin
Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, April 24, 2005. Beloved wife of Ihab. Loving daughter of Sharon. Cherished mother of Sara, Samir, Ibrahim and Sommer. Dearest granddaughter of Anne BENOIT. Predeceased by her father William. Sherry will be greatly missed by her family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Rd., Brampton, (north of Steeles Ave.) 905-456-8190, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Meadowvale Cemetery.

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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
DEMARCO, Anna
Peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2005 at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in her 76th year. Anna, beloved wife of the late Emilio. Loved mother of Rita and her husband Valdi COCETTA; Rose DEMARCO and her husband George BENOIT and Mary-Lou DEMARCO and her husband Donato ATONI. Dear grandmother of Melissa, Emilie Anne, Phillip, Michael, Sabrina and Mark. Anna was a dedicated, loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her determination and love of life will be remembered always by her family. Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 181 Sewell Drive, Oakville. Entombment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Areception to follow at St. Michael's. Special thanks to the staff at Northridge Long Term Care and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their care and loving support.

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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
GIBBONS, William R. " Bill"
A resident of Chatham, William R. (Bill) GIBBONS, died at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Saturday July 16, 2005 at the age of 79. Born in Strood, Kent, England on October 11, 1925, son of the late William and May (RAYFIELD) GIBBONS, he came to Canada in 1948. Beloved husband of the late G. Joan (UPWOOD) GIBBONS (2004.) Bill is survived by his sister Heather and Brian DENCE, sisters-in-law Audrey CHEESEMAN, Kathleen UPWOOD, and Joan GIBBONS, and several nieces, nephews and cousins, all in England. Predeceased by his brother Bert, sister-in-law Joyce UPWOOD, and brothers-in-law Bill CHEESEMAN and Bert UPWOOD. Fondly remembered by his Canadian family Gail KELLER, Kim and Mike BENOIT, and their families. Bill was a longtime member of the Chatham Amateur Radio Club. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Tuesday July 19, 2005 from 1: 00-2:00 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at the Funeral Home at 2: 00 p.m. Bill's cremated remains will be taken home to England and placed in a memorial rose garden. Donations made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BENOIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-18 published
MADILL, Karen Marie (née MONTGOMERY)
Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 16th, 2005. Beloved wife and together again with the late Alan MADILL. Loving and devoted mother of Robert (Raquel BENOIT,) Michael and Sean. Daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret MONTGOMERY (née CAMERON.) Dear daughter-in-law of the late Jack and Donna MADILL. Sister and sister-in-law to the late Jack Montgomery, Ray and Catherine JOHNSTON, Jim and Philis MONTGOMERY, John and Valerie MADILL, Ervin and Barbara KASS. Missed by nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered for her caring heart, wit, and laughter by family and Friends coast to coast. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday October 19, 2005. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on Thursday. Interment at Westminister Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
VANDUN, Geraldine " Gerrie" (née BENS)
Geraldine "Gerrie" VANDUN (née BENS) of Petrolia passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in her 56th year at Blue Water Health Palliative Care, on Friday, January 14, 2005 with her family by her side. Cherished wife of Joseph for 36 years. Beloved mother of Joanne and Steven PERCY and Linda and Andrew CHWIECKO. Loving Oma to her grandchildren Cierra, Aidan, Jayna, Ryan and our special angel in Heaven Nathan. Geraldine was the proud owner and operator of "21 Shell and Variety" of Petrolia for over 28 years. Born in Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1949. Parents Wilhemina and the late John BENS. Sisters Nellie and Bill LERCH, Tina and Leo VERBERNE and brothers Henry and Janis BENS and John and Harriet BENS. Will be sadly missed by her father and mother-in-law John and Elizabeth VANDUN and their family as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where parish prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philips Church, Petrolia on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. Father Dan VERE as celebrant. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Health Care Foundation, London, Sarnia and District Humane Society, and C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and Condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com

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BENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-18 published
VAN DUN, Geraldine (née BENS)
Gerrie VAN DUN (née BENS) of Petrolia passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, in her 56th year at Blue Water Health Palliative Care, on Friday, January 14, 2005 with her family by her side. Cherished wife of Joseph for 36 years. Beloved mother of Joanne and Steven PERCY and Linda and Andrew CHWIECKO. Loving Oma to her grandchildren Cierra, Aidan, Jayna, Ryan, and our special angel in Heaven, Nathan. Geraldine was the proud owner and operator of 21 Shell and Variety of Petrolia for over 28 years. Gerrie was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, in 1949. She is also survived by her mother, Wilhemina and the late John BENS, sisters Nellie and Bill LERCH, Tina and Leo VERBERNE and brothers Henry and Janis BENS and John and Harriet BENS. Will be sadly missed by her father and mother-in-law John and Elizabeth VAN DUN and their family as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitors were received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where parish prayers were offered at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Philips Church, Petrolia, on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Father Dan VERE as celebrant. Cremation followed, with interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The pallbearers were Owen and Martin QUINN, Jason and Charlie FREER, David and Brian VERBERNE, and Rick SAUVE. The flower bearers were Nellie LURCH and Lorie LAFORET. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at St. Josephs Health Care Foundation, London, the Sarnia and District Humane Society or the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com

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BENSIMON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
MATTHEW, Malcolm " Mal"
Born in South Africa, immigrated to Canada in 1962. Died in W.R. Hospital-Met Campus on February 13, 2005 at age 68 years. Loving companion of Jane BLACK, father of Cameron MATTHEW and Sarah McDONALD, father-in-law of Frances McDONALD and Paul McDONALD, grandfather of Jennifer MATTHEW, Ross MATTHEW, Justin McDONALD and Matthew McDONALD. Also survived by sister Jean BENSIMON and Bill BENSIMON, brother Colin MATTHEW and Bronica MATTHEW; predeceased by sister Hazel VAN NIEKERK (1982) and Jimmy VAN NIEKERK (1979.) As a geographer he wanted to see the world. Since 1991 he visited fifty countries, including ones well off the beaten track, such as Mali, Ethiopia, Namibia, Madagascar, Tibet, Nepal and ones embroiled in violent civil strife (Peru, Madagascar and Guatemala). Family and Friends will be received at the Morris Sutton Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 68 Giles Blvd. E., Windsor, (519-254-8633) Thursday, February 17 from 6-9 p.m. Private cremation; no viewing. Thanks to doctors Hellyer, Dhar, Malek and Yoshida, the exceptional nurses, and the staff at W.R. Hospital and W.R. Cancer Center. In kindness, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, 2220 Kildare Road, Windsor, Ontario N8W 2X3.

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BENSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
BENSON, Catherine " Kit" Baird
1940-2000, April 21st
With love and cherished memories, always in our hearts.
Kerry and Family.

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BENSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-21 published
DAVID, Harvey Ross (1926-2005)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross DAVID on May 18, 2005, due to complications resulting from an accident at the age of 79 years. Ross was born on May 6, 1926 in London, Ontario. He worked as a salesperson for many years for the Associated Dentists Company. Ross loved his family and each and every year took them on wonderful vacations throughout Canada and the United States. He was also very involved with his children as they grew up. chauffeuring them to piano, ballet and horseback-riding lessons. Ross himself was an avid self -taught piano player and loved all kinds of music, especially jazz. He also had a great sense of humour and always said “Laughter is the best medicine.” In 1978 Ross and Joyce moved west where their daughter Janet had already settled. Ross loved the west, the mountains, the freedom, and the people. He loved all animals and was keenly interested in any new furry acquisitions the family acquired.
Ross will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his wife of fifty-four years, Joyce; daughter Janet DAVID and grand_sons, David and Andrew BENSON of Bragg Creek, Alberta. Daughter, and son-in-law, Sheila and Paul GREENAWAY and children, Cole, Bonnie and Shea of Dorset, Ontario. Ross is also survived by two sisters and brothers in-law, Rita and Warren BLAHOUT and Eileen SMITH and Bill BURGESS both of London, Ontario; as well as many nieces and nephews. We will never forget Rosco, a wonderful, kind hearted husband, father, Grampa, and friend to many. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all the staff at Foothills Medical Centre for their excellent and supportive care. A Private Family Remembrance will be held at a later date in Bragg Creek and Dorset, Ontario. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cochrane Humane Society, 305 Bow Street, Cochrane Alberta T4C 2B9. Telephone (403) 932-2072. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandhollway.com. In living memory of Ross DAVID, a tree will be planted by Mcinnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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BENSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-09 published
VAREY, Madeliene T. (BECCAREA)
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on Wednesday September 7, 2005, Madeliene T. (BECCAREA,) dear wife of the late Kenneth Norman VAREY (predeceased 1990.) Loving mother of Marlene EAGAN and her husband Charles of Aylmer, Quebec. Dear grandmother of Maureen BENSON, Paul, Edmund, Conrad, Mark and Colleen EAGAN and Monica LAROCQUE. Also survived by 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Edward, Anthony and John and her sisters Mary, Betty, Annie and Margaret. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday morning from 10: 30 o'clock until the time of the funeral service at 11 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity would be appreciated.

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BENSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-12 published
POTTER, Wilbert
At his residence, on Thursday, December 9th, 2005, Wilbert POTTER of London in his 87th year. Husband of the late Rena (2000). Dear father of Donald and his wife Carol of Whitby and Paul and his wife Emily of Bowmanville. Loving grandfather of Terry BENSON, Amanda, Michael, Robert, Nadine, Nicole and George POTTER. Brother of Ivan (Wilfred) POTTER and Elsie EDWARDS of London. Predeceased by his parents Melvin and Blanche POTTER, daughter Connie (1998,) brothers Orland and Merle and a sister Pearl MUNRO. Wilbert was an employee of Canada Post for 27 years. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 at 3 p.m. Cremation and interment of ashes to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
HENDERSON, Bruce Mackenzie
Passed away suddenly at his home in Gravenhurst on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Bruce was the beloved husband of 59 years of Jean HENDERSON (née COOPER.) Beloved father of Anne KING (Daniel) of Ajax, Karen BENSON of Gravenhurst, Debra HENDERSON (Alan WILDEMAN) of Guelph and Jill BODDY (Edward) of Pickering. Bruce loved and will be missed by his many grandchildren; Krista STROUD (Cliff,) Stacey KING (Scott PIPER,) Jessica and Cara KING, Nicole and James BENSON, Cynthia, Cheryl and Blake BODDY, and by his great-grandchildren Spencer and Justine STROUD. At the request of Mr. HENDERSON, direct cremation has taken place. In memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst (705-687-3242)

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-24 published
HENRY, Geraldine
Peacefully, at home on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Honourable Charles HENRY. Dear mother of John (Dolores) of Toronto, Mary-Christine (Peter BENSON) of Mount Albert. Sadly missed by Catherine and Vincent PELLETTIER. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer BENSON (Sidney HEENEMAN) and Ross BENSON of Calgary, and Carolyn and Charles HENRY of Toronto. Great-grandmother of Annika Geraldine HEENEMAN of Calgary. Dear sister of the late Patricia O'BRIEN, the late Rita (wife of the late Larkin MALONEY) and the late Rosemary (wife of the late Georges BENOIT.) Geraldine will be greatly missed by her niece Rosemarie (Mimi) BENOIT of Ottawa, nephews Brien BENOIT, M.D. of Ottawa, Paul BENOIT, M.D., of Ottawa, Pierre BENOIT of Hillsborough, California and David BENOIT of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Longtime family Friends Joan LAVELLE and Peggy BANASCO. The family wishes to express words of gratitude to Dr. Peter BARRECA. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, February 28th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road, on Tuesday, March 1st at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery with reception to follow in the Leaside Room of the funeral home.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
PRYCE, Barbara Anne (BENSON) (November 3, 1933-May 2, 2005)
After a long and difficult illness, Barbara Anne passed away peacefully on Monday evening, May 2nd, at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Site. Barbara was born and raised in Toronto. She married John David on August 19th, 1952. They were happily married for almost 53 years. Barbara is survived by her husband John, her daughters Carol and Nancy, son-in-law Ken BUSS, and grand_sons Charles and Thomas. Visitation will be held on Friday May 6th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Neweduk Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. West (1 block east of Erin Mills Parkway). A Service will follow at 2 p.m. Guests are invited to join the family immediately following the service at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, 1725 Mississauga Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Oncology Clinic, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Site. Many thanks to Dr. Edward DAVIES, Dr. Offie DJOLETO, Dr. Michael KING and his staff at the Oncology Clinic at Trillium Health Centre and the staff and nurses on the 4th Floor at Trillium Health Centre.
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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-19 published
Robert FREEDOM, Surgeon 1941-2005
The director of cardiology at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children was a widely respected surgeon who wrote hefty textbooks and played a key role in the royal commission that investigated the mystery deaths of 36 baby patients
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, May 19, 2005, Page S11
Halifax -- Known by his peers as "Mr. Pediatric Cardiology," Robert FREEDOM was widely respected for his clinical skills and for his training of cardiologists from around the world, and as a prolific author of clinical research and textbooks, several of which are considered classics in the field. Less happily, he figured large in a sensational 1981 murder probe and a subsequent royal commission that investigated the deaths of more than 30 babies at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children
It wasn't uncommon to find the head of cardiology at Sick Kids hunched over his desk in the early morning hours writing. Over his career, Dr. FREEDOM wrote more than 400 medical papers, 125 book chapters, and eight textbooks, including the formidably large Atlas of Congenital Heart Disease and the Natural and Modified History of Congenital Heart Disease. Published in 2003, it was the last of his textbooks.
Robert Mark FREEDOM was a native of Maryland, where he and his twin brother, Gary, experienced a disruptive childhood. Shortly after they were born, their parents divorced and they had virtually no contact with their father, a neurologist and an eighth-generation physician. When they were still young, they moved to Southern California and were soon placed together in boarding schools and residential homes. The brothers remained close throughout their lives.
Robert studied medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles; Gary went on to earn a PhD in geography. Initially focused on neurosurgery, Dr. FREEDOM soon found a new interest. At medical school, he was asked to perform four autopsies on babies or children with congenital cardiac disease; from that experience, he decided to pursue a new path in medicine.
After finishing medical school, he was accepted for an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston. While there, he also studied pediatric cardiology. In 1972, he was recruited by Richard ROWE, then director of pediatric cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, to become the director of the diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory and assistant professor of pediatrics. When Dr. ROWE, who had become his mentor, was recruited to take over as director of cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in 1973, he asked Dr. FREEDOM to join him in Toronto.
Dr. FREEDOM moved to Canada in the summer of 1974 and spent the rest of his career there, dedicating himself to the hospital and the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto. But the next decade did not unfold so smoothly, and there were times when he must have questioned his choice of careers, or at least hospitals.
On March 25, 1981, police accused Sick Kids nurse Susan NELLES of murdering baby Justin COOK. Two days later, she was charged with murdering three other infants. More than a year later, in May of 1982, Ms. NELLES was discharged at a preliminary hearing. A royal commission headed by Mr. Justice Samuel GRANGE of the Supreme Court of Ontario then examined the circumstances surrounding Ms. NELLES's arrest and prosecution.
The commission also tried to reconstruct events at the hospital from June 30, 1980, to March 22, 1981, to determine whether the babies died of heart defects or were murdered by overdoses of the heart drug digoxin. All told, the commission investigated 36 deaths.
In September of 1983, Dr. FREEDOM testified before the commission that he had told several of his relatives that "someone is killing our babies" after he learned that large amounts of digoxin had been found in a baby who died in March of 1981. Days later, he repeated the comment to Metro Toronto Police Staff-Sergeant Anthony WARR. He said he was convinced that something malevolent had transpired at the hospital after three babies died with high levels of the heart drug in their bodies.
"I believe I made the comment to my wife or my brother-in-law and his wife late on the Saturday night [March 21] after I heard of the digoxin readings on [infant] Allana MILLER," Dr. FREEDOM said. "The digoxin levels in the baby had been low [in the afternoon] and then they were sky-high. I thought something malicious was going on."
Dr. FREEDOM testified that when he learned of the high readings on the night of March 21, he thought, "My God, how can she go from a very low level to a very high level?... I wonder if it's murder?"
The commission also heard that he was so alarmed about the deaths that he told another doctor during a catherization on Justin COOK: "If this baby dies, we have a murderer on our hands."
Judge GRANGER later heard that Dr. FREEDOM had provided a vital link in the murder investigation when he told a homicide detective that problems with an intravenous line could have resulted in a digoxin overdose slowly infusing into the baby's body over several hours, making it possible for Ms. NELLES to have given the drug to the infant before she went off duty on the evening before the infant died.
At the preliminary hearing, Ms. NELLES was cleared of all charges after the judge found insufficient evidence to send the case to trial.
In 1986, Dr. FREEDOM succeeded his mentor as director of cardiology at Sick Kids, a post he held until the fall of 2000, when he stepped down because of failing health.
"We're one of the largest and best-known divisions of pediatric cardiology in the world," said Lee BENSON, a long-time colleague.
A big burly man, Dr. FREEDOM demanded high standards not only from himself but from everyone around him, and he could be intimidating. During his teaching rounds, medical students were known to tremble with fright. But, as a professor, he won his fair share of awards. He also helped in developing a three-year, sub-specialty training program in pediatric cardiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. FREEDOM was known among colleagues for his encyclopedic memory. If another doctor so much as mentioned a study in an obscure publication, he was able to recall not only details but authors and publication date, said his friend and colleague Shi-Joon YOO.
His patients loved him. "The parents worshipped the ground he walked on," said Dr. BENSON, adding that years later he remembered their names. Obsessive about his work, he spent all hours of the day and night in the hospital. "He lived at Sick Kids," said his wife, Penny, whom he met in the late 1980s after a couple of failed marriages.
Despite suffering from diabetes, Dr. FREEDOM didn't take care of his own health. He enjoyed Scotch, smoking cigars and eating whatever he desired. "Bob did things his way," Dr. BENSON said.
Not one to usually take vacations, he changed his mind after a trip to Granville Ferry in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Located on the Annapolis River, he fell in love with the place and would spend a month there each year until he retired.
Dr. FREEDOM received several awards, including the Council Award of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, presented to Ontario physicians who are judged to have been closest to meeting society's vision of an "ideal" physician. In 2000, he was named to the Order of Ontario.
Robert FREEDOM was born on February 27, 1941, in Baltimore. He died on May 7, 2005, in Halifax of renal failure as a result of diabetes. He was 64. He leaves his wife Penny and stepson Jonathan.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-16 published
BENSON, Philip W., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.
Passed away at Toronto on Saturday August 13, 2005. Phil was born in Port Hope, Ontario on July 13, 1916 where he spent his early years and received his preliminary education. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Henry W. BENSON and Mary J. (née TROTTER) of Port Hope. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, his beloved sons Philip and John Paul, his daughter-in-law Kathryn (Finn), his grand children Kayla, Graydon and Campbell. Brother of the late Dr. John Bernard BENSON of Port Hope. In 1940 he received his B.A. degree from the University of Toronto. After 4 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving as a navigator, he entered Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1949. He was the founding partner of the Toronto law firm of Benson, McMurtry from which he retired in 1996. He was a former instructor to the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode Hall; a past President of the County of York Law Association; past President of the Township of Muskoka Lakes Rate Payers Association; a past Vice-President of the Defense Research Institute. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association; the Advocates' Society; the International Association of Defense Counsel; Toronto Board of Trade; Royal Canadian Yacht Club; Royal Canadian Military Institute Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club; and the Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Delta Phi Fraternities. His non-legal interests included his family, municipal politics, golf, boating, model railroading, travel, reading and philately. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, August 22. A service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, August 23 at 9: 30 a.m. A short burial service and interment at Port Hope Union Cemetery will follow at 3 p.m. If desired, donations in Phil's memory to the Toronto Zoo Foundation, 361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Sergeant-At-Arms (1935-2005)
The House of Commons' longest-serving sergeant-at-arms presented the image of a man one would not wisely cross. He ran Parliament Hill as a 'private fiefdom'
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, September 3, 2005, Page S7
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER paraded daily into the House of Commons with a military bearing befitting a retired major-general. As sergeant-at-arms, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER handled responsibilities ranging from security to the allotment of parking slots. His duties that gave him much control over the day-to-day lives of members of Parliament, a power exercised out of public sight.
More conspicuous was Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER's role in leading the parades that open and close a day's sitting. In preceding the Speaker on entering and leaving the House, the sergeant-at-arms carries the ceremonial mace, a symbol of authority.
Dressed in a black court coat and a tricorne hat, the mace gripped by his right hand as it rested on his right shoulder, a ceremonial sword carried at his left hip, with service ribbons on his breast adding a dash of colour, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER presented the image of a man one would not wisely cross. For all that, his long tenure as sergeant-at-arms coincided with a breakdown in traditional parliamentary behaviour. On two occasions, members grabbed the mace, a shocking breach of decorum considered a gross contempt of Parliament.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was the longest-serving sergeant-at-arms since Confederation. His 27-year tenure surpassed that of the other seven men to have held the position.
A long climb through the ranks of the armed forces prepared him well for doing battle with civilians, as Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER proved a wily adversary in bureaucratic squabbles.
Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Maurice Gaston CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was educated at Mount Allison University at Sackville, New Brunswick, and, later, at the University of Liege in Belgium. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 while still a teenager, and married Joan CAHILL of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, before he was 20.
Serving as a navigator with Maritime Air Command, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER became an air instructor at the Air Navigation School at Winnipeg in 1960. He was appointed resident staff officer at Laval University at Quebec City two years later.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER relocated to Europe in 1964, serving as protocol chief for the armed forces. He was also appointed executive assistant to the commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force air division. After graduating from the Canadian Forces staff college in 1969, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was named bilingual policy adviser to the personnel chief. He was promoted to the rank of major-general in 1975.
He became executive assistant to Liberal defence minister Donald MacDONALD in 1970, remaining in the post under Edgar BENSON, C.M. (Bud) DRURY, James RICHARDSON and Barnett (Barney) DANSON.
The retired general was appointed sergeant-at-arms on April 27, 1978, by Pierre TRUDEAU, the first of seven prime ministers for whose security on Parliament Hill he was responsible. Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER succeeded David CURRIE, a decorated war hero awarded the Victoria Cross who had been sergeant-at-arms for 18 years.
As the official Commons guard, the sergeant-at-arms places the mace on a table before the Speaker. He then sits patiently throughout proceedings adjacent to the entrance to the House. The role of sergeant-at-arms carries with it a centuries-old responsibility for security, hence the mace and sword.
Yet, one of Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER's first public statements regarded the diminished size of the Christmas tree installed in the lobby of the House. Several controversies generated headlines in his first years. A stern report from the auditor-general was highly critical of Parliament's administration, noting an annual $3.5-million deficit from restaurants and cafeterias.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was soon embroiled in a public squabble over spending with Speaker Jeanne SAUVÉ. Without her knowledge, he had ordered $10,000 of riot gear, including vests, helmets, handcuffs and 12-gauge shotguns. He had also neglected to inform her of the creation of a new restaurant to address overcrowding in Parliament's main dining room. Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER opened an elegant, 70-seat restaurant for senior bureaucrats in the South Block in 1980. The first-class restaurant served $2.75 gourmet meals, a bargain for top mandarins as each meal served cost $12 in subsidies.
The Speaker called the restaurant scandalous, ordered it closed (after having allowed it at first to remain open), and issued a public rebuke of the sergeant-at-arms' spending habits.
An attempt soon after to end wasteful spending left Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER with egg on his face. A special Commons-Senate committee decided laying off 30 cafeteria workers would save money. But members of Parliament and bureaucrats proved sadly incapable of tidying up after themselves, and the federal health department sent a letter of reprimand to the sergeant-at-arms insisting the unhygienic practice not continue.
Over the years, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER has also had to sweep offices for bugging devices, and ordered walls rebuilt to prevent eavesdropping among rival caucuses and research staffs.
Two incidents in 2002 raised questions about security in the wake of the previous year's attacks on New York and Washington. A protester crashed the official unveiling of former prime minister Brian Mulroney's portrait. Two weeks later, a man left a grenade at the front desk of the Langevin Block, across the street from Parliament Hill and outside of the sergeant-at-arms' jurisdiction.
At the adjournment of the House on October 30, 1991, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER shouldered the mace when rushed by an member of Parliament. Angered by a ruling by the deputy speaker, New Democrat Ian WADDELL tried to grab the mace from the sergeant-at-arms.
An apologetic Mr. WADDELL was called to stand at the bar of the House the next afternoon, where he was reprimanded for a breach of privilege and gross contempt of the House.
In 2002, member of Parliament Keith MARTIN, then with the Canadian Alliance, touched the mace in protest the loss off his private member's bill on marijuana decriminalization. He was censured by the House.
In 2002, all five parties in the House paid tribute to Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER for his 50 years of public service. (By coincidence, the honour came 11 years to the day after the WADDELL incident.) The unanimity among the speakers led Progressive Conservative leader Joe CLARK to quip: "Mr. Speaker, it is a good thing there are only five parties in the House or these tributes could cause an outbreak of order."
Earlier that month, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER co-ordinated the royal visit to Canada as the Canadian Secretary to the Queen. He became the longest-serving sergeant-at-arms since Confederation last year, surpassing the 26-year tenure of Henry Robert SMITH (1892-1917.)
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER took his responsibilities most seriously. In December, 1995, a Liberal member of Parliament in a Santa Claus costume and accompanied by an elf arrived on the floor of the House to spread bonhomie. Hansard reporters captured the interruption in typically understated fashion, inserting a note in the account of daily proceedings. It read: "Editor's note: Whereupon a visitor in red entered the Chamber."
The sergeant-at-arms, perhaps not fully appreciating the spirit of the season, gave the bum's rush to Santa, ushering Stan DROMISKY off the floor.
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was born on June 6, 1935, at Drummondville, Quebec He died of colon cancer on Tuesday at the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre at Ottawa. He was 70. He is survived by his partner, Mary-Lynn GALLANT. He also leaves son Michael, and daughter, Nancy, as well as their mother, Joan, from whom he was separated.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
HENDERSON, Bruce Mackenzie
Passed away suddenly at his home in Gravenhurst on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Bruce was the beloved husband of 59 years of Jean HENDERSON (née COOPER.) Beloved father of Anne KING (Daniel) of Ajax, Karen BENSON of Gravenhurst, Debra HENDERSON (Alan WILDEMAN) of Guelph and Jill BODDY (Edward) of Pickering. Bruce loved and will be missed by his many grandchildren Krista STROUD (Cliff,) Stacey KING (Scott PIPER,) Jessica and Cara KING, Nicole and James BENSON, Cynthia, Cheryl and Blake BODDY, and by his great-grandchildren Spencer and Justine Stroud. At the request at Mr. HENDERSON, direct cremation has taken place. In memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst (705-687-3242).

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
BENSON, Margaret (AYNSLEY)
Peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the age of 82, in Cowansville, Quebec. Beloved mother of Fiona, James and Bonita, attentive mother-in-law of Isabelle, Zosia and Mark, and loving grandmother of Olivia, Julia, Charlotte, Oliver and Emily. Staunch in spirit and deeply appreciated by all she came in contact with. Memorial service on Friday, February 25 at 11: 00 a.m. at Fairlawn Heights United Church, 28 Fairlawn Avenue (5 blocks north of Lawrence on Yonge). In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to the Arthritis Society, 380 St-Antoine Ouest, Bureau 3280, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 3X7, or to the Animal Rescue, Chaumiere Pour Quatre Pattes, Quebec, telephone (450) 296-4219, a/s Claudine, would be appreciated by her family.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
BENSON, Wesley
Peacefully passed away while surrounded by family at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005, at age 77. Beloved husband of Juanita for 56 years. Dear father of James, Bonnie MANN and Steven. Wesley was predeceased by son-in-law William. Loving grandfather of Adam, Courtney, Kimberley JOHNSTON (Ken) and William (Jen). Great-grandfather of Thomas and Rachael JOHNSTON and William. Predeceased by brothers Frank, Lloyd and Wilford Jamieson and Dick, Jack and William BENSON and sisters Ruby and Minnie. Services will be held at Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with viewing at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
KNOX, Donald Gordon
Passed away peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the age of 94. Much loved husband of Olive BENSON, and formerly of the late Marjorie GUNTER. Loving father of Ruth and her husband Fergus McKEE and Gordon KNOX and his wife Luba. Dear grandfather of Bruce (Melanie) and David (Denise) McKEE, and Matthew (Claire) and Bryn KNOX; and great-grandfather of Douglas, Katie, Carly, Melanie and Stefanie McKEE and Krystin LUCAS. Don was the former Executive Vice President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario, Partner of Steen Mechanical and Vice President of Local 46. A Private Family Service has been held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Scott Mission or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
PRYCE, Barbara Anne (BENSON) (November 3, 1933-May 2, 2005)
After a long and difficult illness, Barbara Anne passed away peacefully on Monday evening May 2nd at Trillium Health Centre, Misissauga Site. Barbara was born and raised in Toronto. She married John David on August 19, 1952. They were happily married for almost 53 years. Barbara is survived by her husband John, her daughters Carol and Nancy, son-in-law Ken BUSS, and grand_sons Charles and Thomas. Visitation will be held on Friday May 6 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Neweduk Funeral Home-Mississauga Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W. (one block east of Erin Mills Parkway). A Service will follow at 2 p.m. Guests are invited to join the family for a reception immediately following the service at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, 1725 Mississauga Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Oncology Clinic, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Site. Many thanks to Dr. Edward DAVIES, Dr. Offie DJOLETO, Dr. Michael KING and his staff at the Oncology Clinic at Trillium Health Centre and the staff and nurses on the 4th floor at Trillium Health Centre. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
LAMBERT, Robert
Surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Active Police Officer with York Regional Police for 32 years. Cherished husband of Gay. Loving father of Kyle and Courtney. Beloved son of Len and Catherine BENSON. Dear brother of Kathleen and Wes. Robert will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket (905-898-2100) for a memorial service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Friends are welcome to sign the online book of condolence at www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-10 published
MEMMO, Anthony
In loving memory of Anthony who passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. He always thought of others before himself, may he be together again with his loving wife Violet who predeceased him. He will be remembered forever as a devoted father to Judy TILLEY, Richard and his wife Connie NEWTON, and Edna and her husband Dave BENSON. He has touched the souls of many especially his grandchildren Vince and Denise TILLEY, Lisa, John and James NEWTON, Donna MILLER and his five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving sister Addie MEMMO.You" are loved deeply and have forever changed and touched many hearts." Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday after 11: 30 a.m. for a service at 1 p.m. Interment Elgin Mills Cemetery.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
BENSON, Eleanor
At the Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Eleanor is survived by her husband Norman, her children Brian, Kathy (Ronald) Levinski, Kenneth (Corrine) and Joanne (Jeff PILON,) her brother Jack ROBINSON and four grandchildren, Michael, Brendan, Casey, and William. She was predeceased by her brother Jim ROBINSON. There will be a "gathering of Friends" at the Black Creek Community Centre, 3033 Townline Road, Stevensville on Sunday, August 14th from 2-4 p.m. Memorial donations would be appreciated to Douglas Memorial Hospital Palliative Care. Arrangements entrusted to The Williams Funeral Home, Ridgeway.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
HALLER, Shane Craig
(Graduate of King City Secondary School, June 2005) Suddenly at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton, on Sunday, August 7, 2005, Shane Craig HALLER, born August 21, 1987, loving youngest son of Chuck and Angie HALLER, Schomberg. Loving brother of Kyle. Cherished grand_son of Ted and Hanna HALLER, Thornhill; Lavern and Jean BENSON, Stayner. Shane will be dearly missed by many great-aunts, great-uncles, aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Tuesday evening 7-9 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, August 11 at one o'clock. Followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
NIELSEN, Ulla Regina
Died peacefully Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the Maple Health Centre. Predeceased by her husband Alfred in 1982. She will be greatly missed by daughter Sonja and her husband Bill FREE, grandchildren Ken FREE and his wife Tania, Wendy and her husband Matthew SUGIMURA, Lori and her husband Mike BENSON and great-grandchildren Michelle, Amanda and Billy. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday, August 10th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service of celebration of her life will be held in the chapel Thursday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family wish to express their appreciation and thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Maple Health Centre for the care and Friendship given to Ulla. Donations may be made to The Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H1.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
BENSON, Norman Frank
Suddenly at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, August 10, 2005. Norman was in his 75th year and born in Scarborough, Ontario. He was a long-time employee of Donlands Dairy and Neilson Dairy. He was predeceased on August 3, 2005 by his wife Eleanor. Norman is survived by his brother John Wylie (Ruby), sister Jean McARTHUR, his children Brian, Kathy (Ronald) LEVINSKI, Kenneth (Coreen) and Joanne (Jeff PILON) and his four grandchildren Michael, Brendan, Casey, and William. There will be a "Gathering of Friends" for Norman and Eleanor from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, August 14th at the Black Creek Retirement Centre, 3033 Townline Road, Stevensville. Arrangements entrusted to The Williams Funeral Home.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
BENSON, William Robert
Suddenly on Tuesday August 9, 2005. Bill BENSON of Kirkfield was the beloved husband of Kathy (Beverley) BENSON. Loved father of Kerry (Darryl) ROBERTS of Kirkfield and Bobby BENSON of Lindsay. Dear son of Bob and Esther BENSON of Lindsay. Brother of Dennis (Glenda) BENSON of Bowmanville. A celebration of life service will be held at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
BENSON, Philip W., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.
Passed away at Toronto on Saturday, August 13, 2005. Phil was born in Port Hope, Ontario on July 13, 1916 where he spent his early years and received his preliminary education. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Henry W. BENSON and Mary J. (née TROTTER) of Port Hope. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, his beloved sons Philip and John Paul, his daughter-in-law Kathryn (Finn), his grandchildren Kayla, Graydon and Campbell. Brother of the late Dr. John Bernard BENSON of Port Hope. In 1940 he received his B.A. degree from the University of Toronto. After 4 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving as a navigator, he entered Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1949. He was the founding partner of the Toronto law firm of Benson, McMurtry from which he retired in 1996. He was a former instructor to the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode Hall; a past President of the County of York Law Association; past President of the Township of Muskoka Lakes Rate Payers Association; a past Vice-President of the Defense Research Institute. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association; the Advocates' Society; the International Association of Defense Counsel; Toronto Board of Trade; Royal Canadian Yacht Club; Royal Canadian Military Institute Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club; and the Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Delta Phi Fraternities. His non-legal interests included his family, municipal politics, golf, boating, model railroading, travel, reading and philately. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, August 22. A service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, August 23 at 9: 30 a.m. A short burial service and interment at Port Hope Union Cemetery will follow at 3 p.m. If desired, donations in Phil's memory to the Toronto Zoo Foundation, 361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
BENSON, Gertrude Helen (née IMRIE)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our loving mother Gertrude of Alcona, on Friday, October 14, 2005. She went home to be with her Lord and Saviour in her 90th year and to be reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband, the late Reverend Andrew James BENSON. Loving mother of Jim (Sandra) of Walker Lake, George (the late Anita) of Bradford, Helen McDOUGALL (Jack) of Uxbridge, Fred (Lynda) of Wasaga Beach, Frank (Linda) of Bradford, and Glen (Terry) of Alcona. She will be lovingly remembered by her 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Gord, D'arcy and sister Jean. Survived by her sister-in-law Audrey IMRIE of Barrie. She will be deeply missed by her many nieces, nephews, Friends and her extended family members June and Elbert PALMER of Belle Ewart. The family wonld like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the management and staff, all the nurses, personal support workers and Friends at Roberta Place in Barrie on the 2nd floor H.A. 2 for their compassionate care, love and support for the past four years. Also to Dr. FARRINGTON for his many years of medical care. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 201 Minet's Point Road, Barrie, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at 6th Line Cemetery, Innisfil. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Gideon Bible Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
BENSON, Marguerite J. " Peggy" (FOTHERINGHAM)
Peacefully, on Friday, November 4, 2005, at Niagara-on-the-Lake, in her 88th year. Former Scarborough resident. Beloved wife for 50 years of the late Arthur C. BENSON (1992.) Cherished mother of Lynda (Alex WOOD,) Burlington, and Susan (Nathan NEUMER,) Vancouver. Dear grandmother of Gavin (Lil) WOOD, Ottawa; Lindsay (Mark ELLIS,) Toronto; Rachel and Ben NEUMER, both of Vancouver. Great-grandmother of Jackson WOOD and Hunter ELLIS. Sister of Betty (Gordon MORGAN,) Niagara Falls. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Cliffcrest United Church (McCowan and Kingston Roads), Scarborough on Wednesday morning, November 9th, at 11 o'clock. Private interment of cremated remains, Resthaven Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Cliffcrest United Church Memorial Fund, One McCowan Road, Scarborough, M1M 3L7. Online guest register at www.morganfuneral.com

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
BENSON, Leonard Lambert (April 5, 1920-November 25, 2005)
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Len, on Friday, November 25, 2005, in his 86th year. Beloved and devoted husband and friend of Catherine (Kay). Proud, loving and cherished father of Trudi MARTIN (husband Boyd,) Ann DAVIDSON (husband Gordon,) Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, Peter, Kathleen BARNES (late husband Harold,) recently deceased Constable Robert LAMBERT (wife Gay,) and Wes LAMBERT (wife Val.) Beloved grandfather of Lisa, Tara, Morgan, James, Nicole, Rebecca, Tim, Courtney, Kyle, Tawnya, Jason, and great-grandfather of Bobbi, Shannon, Keith, Troy, Erica, and Shane. A long good life that started in Saint John's, Newfoundland, leading to service in the Second World War with the Navy, to a recognized jeweller artisan in Toronto. He took his responsibilities of marriage and in raising the children seriously and with enthusiasm. He was a founding member and twice president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 614 over the past 38 years. Here he formed many strong and lasting Friendships. Len also worked along with the committee forming the Legion Seniors' Club and the Children with Special Needs Committee. We will all miss his love, friendly guidance and gentle spirit. A Commemorative Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 614 at 100 Salome Drive, Scarborough, on Thursday, December 1 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ogden Funeral Home, 416-293-5211.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
BENSON, Michael Peter
On Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Michael Peter BENSON, beloved son of Jeffrey and Piera. Devoted brother of David. Loving grand_son of John BLISS. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and Friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment The Independent Order of Foresters Court Ahavas Achem Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 58 Campbell Ave., Thornhill, ending Tuesday, evening December 6, 2005. If desired, donations may be made to The Michael Peter Benson Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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BENSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
JOHNSON, Gordon
Peacefully at Craiglee Nursing Home on Sunday, December 18th, 2005, in his 88th year. Loving husband for 64 years to Stella. Dear father of Franklin (Marie), Cyril (Ruth), Garfield (Ann), and William (Patricia). Will be sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his siblings Edna BENSON, and Bernice BARRETT. Predeceased by sister Ethel CANNING, brother Anderson JOHNSON, granddaughter Brenda JOHNSON and great-grand_son Dustyn JOHNSON. Friends may call at Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Tuesday, December 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Knob Hill United Church, 23 Gage Avenue, Scarborough, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations to Knob Hill United Church Memorial Fund.

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