BERESKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
BERESKIN, Corinne Anne (née NITIKMAN)
It is with great sorrow that her family announces that Corinne died early in the morning of January 12, 2005 at Toronto General Hospital. Corinne was the beloved wife of Dan, mother of Ken (Tracey LEWIN), Michael (Stephanie) and Janice (Ira BARKIN) and adoring grandmother of Cassidy, Kylie, Cole and Jake. She is also survived by her brothers, Rob MANN, Murray NITIKMAN and Gary NITIKMAN and predeceased by her parents, Dave and Rose NITIKMAN. Corinne endured the ravages of scleroderma for over twenty years never complaining and always lovingly taking care of her family and Friends. She constantly demonstrated a concern for the welfare of others and gave freely of herself to her community. To the end, Corinne sought out the good in people and she never permitted her condition to cloud her positive attitude to life. She will be missed by her family and many Friends and remembered for her generosity of spirit, wisdom, kindness and her loving acceptance. God bless her dear soul. Funeral services will be held at Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill on Friday, January 14, 2005 at noon. Shiva will be held at 57 Walker Avenue, Toronto. Donations in memory of Corinne may be made to Scleroderma Society of Canada (Telephone No. 1-866-279- 0632).

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BERESKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-07 published
KELLY, Norman Henry, B.A. (Hons.,) M. Ed., Cert. Guid. And Couns.
Died peacefully with his family at his side, at 62 years of age in Toronto on Sunday, September 4th, 2005. Dearly missed and remembered as an amazing individual who touched so many lives, and for his quirky sense of humour, love of the theatre in all its aspects, pride of Canada, occasional constant flirtatious nature, and maker of industrial strength Caesar salads. Norm always loved a party and was often the last to leave. He took great joy in helping others grow strong and reach their full potential, and valued his role as mentor to many, many people. Dearly beloved and loving soul mate, partner and husband of Barbara DATLEN- KELLY for 26 years (back to 1979;) former husband of Mary Ellen JAMIESON; father of Sheila Anne KELLY; stepfather of James DATLEN (Dave CLEGHORN) of Brampton, Stephen DATLEN (Rachel) of Brampton, and John DATLEN (Jennifer) of San Francisco; eldest son of Dr. Norman KELLY and the late Helen KELLY née McCARTHY) of Toronto; brother of Robert KELLY of Toronto; eldest nephew of many aunts and uncles, and eldest of 22 cousins. He will be sorely missed by many Friends and former colleagues. A lifetime resident of Toronto, and graduate of De La Salle (Oaklands), York University and University of Toronto (O.I.S.E.), Norm was a classroom teacher for 12 years and then moved to guidance at the elementary, secondary and board levels in the former M.S.S.B. (now T.C.D.S.B.) for the next 23 wonderful years. He also taught a wide variety of psychology and counselling courses for Humber C.A.A.T., York University and the University of Toronto. The undisputed 'Mayor' of University City, Norm was President of the University City Community Association, President of the Board of Directors of York Condominium Corporation #54 for 17 years, Chairman of the North York Secondary Plan Committee for York University, and was Master of Ceremonies for numerous Canada Day celebrations in University City. His theatrical experience included 25 years with T.C.D.S.B. Staff Arts as both a performer and technical producer and 8 years with Spotlight Music Productions as a performer. He set a shining example of courage by performing 8 different shows while confined to a wheelchair over the last 4 years. Norm fought a crippling Parkinson's Plus disorder, Multi System Atrophy, for 7 1/2 years with grace, courage and determination. Norm's quality of life was greatly enhanced by a dedicated group of 15 Friends and neighbours who conducted speech therapy sessions with him on a regular basis for over 3 years. Our deep appreciation for their excellent and compassionate care goes to Dr. Mark GUTTMAN, Jill BURKHOLDER and Janice STOBER from the Centre for Movement Disorders; Bonnie BERESKIN, Speech Language Pathologist and the Day Hospital staff at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care; Christine MacKIE and Jackie WILLIAMS from Visiting Homemakers Association staff at Bellwoods Centre; Valda LEE of St. Elizabeth Health Care; Margaret WILTSHIRE from Toronto Community Care Access Centre Maggie DIDIANO from Canadian Paraplegic Association; and all the staff (especially those on Oxford West) at Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Facility. Friends may call at the Rosar Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley), on Thursday and Friday, September 8th and 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power Street, Toronto (Queen/Power Street), at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th, 2005. Cremation will be held at the Saint John's Norway Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the following organizations, and sing a song in memory of Norm. Donations to the Centre of Movement Disorders, 2780 Bur Oak Avenue, Basement Level, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1C9, The Parkinson's Society of Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2A9 or to Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Facility, 25 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2L9.

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BERESKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
KELLY, Norman Henry, B.A. (Hons.,) M.Ed., Cert. Guid. and Couns.
Died peacefully with his family at his side, at 62 years of age, in Toronto on Sunday, September 4th, 2005. Dearly missed and remembered as an amazing individual who touched so many lives, and for his quirky sense of humour, love of the theatre in all its aspects, pride of Canada, occasional constant flirtatious nature, and maker of industrial strength Caesar salads. Norm always loved a party and was often the last to leave. He took great joy in helping others grow strong and reach their full potential, and valued his role as mentor to many, many people. Dearly beloved and loving soul mate, partner and husband of Barbara DATLEN- KELLY for 26 years (back to 1979;) former husband of Mary Ellen JAMIESON; father of Sheila Anne KELLY; stepfather of James DATLEN (Dave CLEGHORN) of Brampton, Stephen DATLEN (Rachel) of Brampton, and John DATLEN (Jennifer) of San Francisco; eldest son of Dr. Norman KELLY and the late Helen KELLY née McCARTHY) of Toronto; brother of Robert KELLY of Toronto; eldest nephew of many aunts and uncles, and eldest of 22 cousins. He will be sorely missed by many Friends and former colleagues. A lifetime resident of Toronto, and graduate of De La Salle (Oaklands), York University and University of Toronto (O.I.S.E.), Norm was a classroom teacher for 12 years and then moved to guidance at the elementary, secondary and board levels in the former M.S.S.B. (now T.C.D.S.B.) for the next 23 wonderful years. He also taught a wide variety of psychology and counseling courses for Humber C.A.A.T., York University and the University of Toronto. The undisputed "Mayor" of University City, Norm was President of the University City Community Association, President of the Board of Directors of York Condominium Corporation No. 54 for 17 years, Chairman of the North York Secondary Plan Committee for York University, and was Master of Ceremonies for numerous Canada Day celebrations in University City. His theatrical experience included 25 years with T.C.D.S.B. Staff Arts as both a performer and technical producer and 8 years with Spotlight Music Productions as a performer. He set a shining example of courage by performing 8 different shows while confined to a wheelchair over the last 4 years. Norm fought a crippling Parkinson's Plus disorder, Multi System Atrophy, for 7 ½ years with grace, courage and determination. Norm's quality of life was greatly enhanced by a dedicated group of 15 Friends and neighbours who conducted speech therapy sessions with him on a regular basis for over 3 years. Our deep appreciation for their excellent and compassionate care goes to Dr. Mark GUTTMAN, Jill BURKHOLDER and Janice STOBER from the Centre for Movement Disorders; Bonnie BERESKIN, Speech Language Pathologist and the Day Hospital staff at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care; Christine MacKIE and Jackie WILLIAMS from Visiting Homemakers Association staff at Bellwoods Centre; Valda LEE of St. Elizabeth Health Care; Margaret WILTSHIRE from Toronto Community Care Access Centre Maggie DIDIANO from Canadian Paraplegic Association; and all the staff (especially those on Oxford west) at Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Facility. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Thursday and Friday, September 8th and 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power Street, Toronto (Queen/Power Streets) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th, 2005. Cremation will be held at the Saint John's Norway Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the following organizations, and sing a song in memory of Norm. Donations to the Centre of Movement Disorders, 2780 Bur Oak Avenue, Basement Level, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1C9, the Parkinson Society of Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2A9 or to Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Facilit

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BERESKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-10 published
Norm KELLY,62: Teacher, friend, actor
Norm KELLY: educator, amateur thespian, 'good best friend'
Despite debilitating illness, he retained his interest in others
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
In the late summer afternoons, Norm KELLY was always on the pretty front porch of his flag-strewn house atop a little hill on Linnsmore Cr. in Toronto's east end. He'd be smiling and waving to the people streaming up from or toward the Greenwood subway station, and usually they'd be smiling and waving back.
Many of them stopped to talk to the friendly man in the power wheelchair, probably because it was hard to miss the notice printed on hot pink or neon green or orange computer paper pinned to both sides of the garden pergola right at the sidewalk.
"Norm on the porch says hello," it read. "Please say hello back."
On Fridays, he changed the signs. These ones read: "Please join us for tea and cookies on the porch."
Admittedly most of the people who did join them there were neighbours, but as one of them told KELLY and his wife, Barbara DATLEN- KELLY, they hadn't known one another before the couple moved onto the street in 1996. KELLY and DATLEN- KELLY invited all their neighbours over for a barbecue the minute they finished their renovations that year. After that, everyone would gather at their home every Christmas for their open house as well as for their annual barbecues.
In 2003, when the barbecues were becoming too big for DATLEN- KELLY to handle, they decided to have a dinner party every Saturday night from late June until the Saturday after Labour Day for a rotating cast of 12 to 16 people from all aspects of their busy and varied lives.
"Norm was just a very friendly guy," said DATLEN- KELLY.
He was more than that.
He was a community builder who not only organized his own funeral, he attended it.
He died at 62 on September 4 of multiple system atrophy, a crippling Parkinson's Plus disorder of relatively late onset, which robs people of their mobility and ultimately of their speech.
KELLY was 54 and a year away from retiring when he noticed he was having difficulty working the computer mouse.
It was a particularly devastating illness for KELLY, who had been a guidance counsellor with the Toronto Catholic District School Board and a real presence at Jean Vanier secondary school where he, 6-foot tall and 250 pounds, danced "The Sugar Plum Fairy" in a tutu at the annual Christmas assembly to cheers and howls from students.
"He was the highlight of the show," said KELLY's friend, former school principal Mike LEROUX. " But he also had the total respect of the kids."
KELLY also performed in 21 Broadway shows put on by Staff Arts, a group of talented and musical teachers and Catholic school board employees. His first show was Fiddler on the Roof; his favourite show was Guys and Dolls, where he was Nicely Nicely Johnson and got to sing "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat."
He had never been a star; "Norm would say he was first on right, back row," said DATLEN- KELLY. He was too sick to be in this year's Beauty and the Beast, but he was in the four shows before that in his wheelchair. For Oliver in 2003, DATLEN- KELLY managed to find an antique wheelchair for him to appear in.
"He loved being on stage, everything off stage and everything backstage," said his friend Mary Jane McKEEN, who was part of his set painting crew. "I think the theatre gave him focus and kept him going."
He grew up in the Dundas/Dufferin area of Toronto in an apartment over the bakery run by his Scottish parents and began teaching after a one-year post-high school course. He studied at nights, earning a B.A. and eventually a masters' degree in education.
In 1972, he and his then wife, Mary Ellen, and daughter Sheila moved to University City, one of many young families attracted to the innovative townhouse and apartment complex south of Finch Ave., one of the city's first planned communities.
The developers had designed the complex with a vehicle-free promenade to encourage a feel of community, but it was KELLY who made that a reality. For 17 years he was head of the condo board, earning him his nickname the Mayor of University City.
It used to take him an hour to fetch a jug of milk from the store that was five minutes away because he stopped to talk to everyone.
He was always organizing something -- winter carnivals, dances and huge Canada Day celebrations. More than 5,000 people used to turn out, recalled former neighbour Terri HOPE, making it the second largest July 1 celebration in Ontario, if not Canada.
"Norm was the epicentre. He ran the best all-candidates meetings I've ever been to," she said.
He spearheaded the community's political fight to keep nearby lands for parkland and, with DATLEN- KELLY, helped run the Four Winds Sentinel, the longest running community-operated newspaper in North York until it folded after 17 years in 1993.
Married in 1995, he and DATLEN- KELLY had been together since 1979 and had just really moved into their new east-end neighbourhood when he began noticing symptoms. In the winter of 2000-01, he and HOPE wrote a letter to 50 Friends -- "Norm came up with the initial 50 or so names. Who the hell else could do that?" HOPE exclaimed -- asking for volunteers for a circle of support helping him with speech therapy.
For four years, they kept up that circle. "I probably got more out of it than Norm did," said his friend LEROUX. They'd vary the speech exercises by riffing about George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice to the tempo of "Who's On First." And Terri HOPE's husband Bob searched out naughty limericks for KELLY's exercises.
"Norm KELLY had this amazing group of Friends because he was such a good best friend," said Bonnie BERESKIN, the Baycrest Centre's speech therapist who helped coordinate the Circle of Support. "It was sort of like putting money in the bank. He had given a lot over the years."
BERESKIN said she'd been worried that people might drop out when KELLY's condition inevitably worsened. "I thought they would be afraid, but instead they devised new ways of helping him and started doing other things that were needed."
They organized cleaning crews for the house, brought over casseroles, took him places, and continued the therapy sessions even during the last two months of his life when KELLY finally lost his ability to speak.
"I would say Norm dealt with this in a state of grace," said DATLEN- KELLY. "He was determined to do everything he possibly could."
But last year, he decided it was time to move into a nursing home. He put up a sign on the pergola -- "I have chosen to go into a beautiful nursing home because I can no longer stay safely at home" -- and people were upset when they read it.
But KELLY always knew he would be coming back to the neighbourhood. For his funeral he specified he wanted a street party, the music he had loved to sing, and he wanted the hearse containing his remains to stop by and stay awhile. And that's exactly what happened.
"As we turned the corner, I could see the tables and chairs on all the driveways. Someone had put big plastic flowers out and I thought Norm would get such a kick out of it," said DATLEN- KELLY. "It was like he was welcomed back home. It was beautiful."

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BERETTA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-11 published
CALLAGHAN, Mary Angela (FORRISTAL)
Mary Angela CALLAGHAN (FORRISTAL.) Died peacefully on July 10, 2005, in her 98th year at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care in London, Ontario. Angela was born in London on December 19, 1907, the daughter of the late Michael Francis and Mary FORRISTAL. She attended St. Angela's Academy, Ursuline College ("The Pines") and Brescia College, University of Western Ontario. Following her graduation in 1929, Angela worked as a librarian at the London Public Library until her marriage to Dr. Vincent CALLAGHAN in 1936. She then embarked on her second career as wife and mother and raised seven children. Beloved wife of the late Vincent Ambrose CALLAGHAN (1965.) Dear mother of Brenda (Hans BERETTA,) Paul, Vincent (Susan), Angela (Paul DI MARCO), Mary Ellen, John (Linda) and Claire (James McDERMOTT.) Much loved grandmother of Colleen (Gary MONTEITH,) Vincent (Cheryl) and Christopher DI MARCO, Christine (Jeff KNECHTEL,) Michael CALLAGHAN, Patrick and Geoffrey CALLAGHAN. Dear greatgrandmother of Jennifer, Jessica and Jaymee MONTEITH, the late Aaron Anthony DI MARCO (1998) and Maddison DI MARCO. Mother-in-law to the late John SULLIVAN (1994) and Ian McGIBBON (1995). The family will receive Friends at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, London, Ontario on Tuesday, July 12, from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Prayers will be said at 3 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael 's Church (515 Cheapside and Maitland Street) on Wednesday, July 13th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donations are asked to consider the new St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Mount Hope Fund). The family would like to thank the staff at Mount Hope for their sincere kindness and care of Angela over the past five years.

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BERETTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-11 published
CALLAGHAN, Mary Angela (FORRISTAL)
Died peacefully on July 10, 2005, in her 98th year, at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care in London, Ontario. Angela was born in London on December 19, 1907, the daughter of the late Michael Frances and Mary FORRISTAL. She attended St. Angela's Academy, Ursuline College ("The Pines") and Brescia College, University of Western Ontario. Following her graduation in 1929, Angela worked as a librarian at the London Public Library until her marriage to Dr. Vincent CALLAGHAN in 1936. She then embarked on her second career as wife and mother and raised seven children.
Beloved wife of the late Vincent Ambrose CALLAGHAN (1965.) Dear mother of Brenda (Hans BERETTA), Paul, Vincent (Susan), Angela (Paul DI MARCO), Mary Ellen, John (Linda) and Claire (James McDERMOTT). Much loved grandmother of Colleen (Gary MONTEITH,) Vincent (Cheryl) and Christopher DI MARCO, Christine (Jeff KNECHTEL,) Michael CALLAGHAN, Patrick and Geoffrey CALLAGHAN. Dear great-grandmother of Jennifer, Jessica and Jaymee MONTEITH, the late Aaron Anthony DI MARCO (1998) and Maddison DI MARCO. Mother-in-law to the late John SULLIVAN (1994) and Ian McGIBBON (1995.)
The family will receive Friends at the Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, London, Ontario, on Tuesday, July 12th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be said at 3 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church (515 Cheapside and Maitland Streets, London), on Wednesday, July 13th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, London.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation are asked to consider the new St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Mount Hope Fund).
The family would like to thank the staff at Mount Hope for their sincere kindness and care of Angela over the past five years.

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BEREZNICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
BEREZNICK, Eugenia (SMORHUN)
Suddenly after a brief illness with her daughters at her side, Eugenia passed away, in her 96th year, at Humber River Hospital on Monday, February 7, 2005. Dearest mother of Lily TENASCHUK and Nancy ISKIW. Grandmother of Larry (Olga,) Danny (Danielle,) Brian (Christina) TENASCHUK, Alan (Cynthia) ISKIW, Laurie (Curt) STIRLING. Great-grandmother of Adam, Melanie, Christopher, Alicia, Melanie, Connor and Serena. Friends may call at the Demarco Funeral Home "Etobicoke Chapel", 2058 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (just north of Rexdale Blvd.), 416-740-8454 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be conducted on Saturday. Special thanks to the compassionate staff of the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre. Remembrances of sympathy can be expressed with donations to the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre.

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BEREZOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
BEREZOWSKI, Constance Mary (née KEGEL)
Peacefully on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Connie entered into the presence of her Lord, in her 65th year. Most precious wife of Albert. Loving mother of Danny, Peter and his wife Karen, Christina and her husband Robert LODER. Step-mother of Nadean and her husband Greg CARRIERE, Nashelle and her husband Mike BARSKY, Tim and his wife Karen. Dear grandmother of Jacob, Rebecca, Kellie, Bradley, Madison, Josi, Courtney, Caleb, Micheal and Raquel. Sister of Joseph KEGEL and his wife Susie, Lillian and her husband Peter SLADE. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, September 8th from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Community Pentecostal Church (416 Taunton Road West, Oshawa) on Friday, September 9th at 12 noon with visitation 1 hour prior at church. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Lakes Community Church in Bobcaygeon would be appreciated. Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

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BEREZOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-13 published
EVANOFF, Lucy (née BEREZOWSKI) (1912-2005)
Peacefully in her sleep at home November 9, 2005. Lucy was the first of fourteen siblings born to Joseph and Annie BEREZOWSKI, Janow Corners, Saskatchewan on March 13, 1912. Predeceased by loving and devoted husband John in 1989. Dear mother of Barbara BUNN (Ron), Sharon ANDRZEJEWSKI (Bob), and George EVANOFF (Mary). Loving grandmother of John, Aaron, Xenia, Serge, Dillon, Dustin and Hayley. Survived by siblings Mike, Steve (April), John (Sadie), Peter (Teresa), Josephine, Charlie, Frank (Paulette), Frances (Peter) and Rudy (Doris). Predeceased by siblings Mary, Katie, Walter and Adam. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday November 15, 2005, with a service in the evening. Funeral Service in St. Clement of Ohrid Church (76 Overlea Blvd.) on Wednesday November 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BEREZOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
EVANOFF, Lucy (née BEREZOWSKI) (1912-2005)
Peacefully in her sleep at home November 9, 2005. Lucy was the first of fourteen siblings born to Joseph and Annie BEREZOWSKI, Janow Corners, Saskatchewan on March 13, 1912. Predeceased by loving and devoted husband John in 1989. Dear mother of Barbara BUNN (Ron), Sharon ANDRZEJEWSKI (Bob), and George EVANOFF (Mary). Loving grandmother of John, Aaron, Xenia, Serge, Dillon, Dustin and Hayley. Survived by siblings Mike, Steve (April), John (Sadie), Peter (Teresa), Josephine, Charlie, Frank (Paulette), Frances (Peter) and Rudy (Doris). Predeceased by siblings Mary, Katie, Walter and Adam. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday November 15, 2005, with a service in the evening. Funeral Service in St. Clement of Ohrid Church (76 Overlea Blvd.) on Wednesday November 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BEREZOWSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
BEREZOWSKY, John William (1934-2005)
John has come to rest after a long struggle. He leaves his wife and beloved companion Carol LAPPIN, his son Michael (Bonnie,) daughter Elizabeth (Michael) and granddaughters Lauren and Tara. Thanks to the many doctors and nurses at the Lakeshore Hospital, especially the Intensive Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation or to the charity of your choice. A Funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Church, 16 Pacific, Senneville, Québec, Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 11 a.m.

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BEREZOWSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-12 published
BEREZOWSKY, Michael John
Suddenly, on June 9th, 2005 in his 46th year, at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Beloved husband of Bonnie ARMSTRONG, devoted father of Lauren and Tara. Loving son of Carol LAPPIN, Montreal, and brother to Elizabeth and her husband Michael, Whistler, British Columbia. Predeceased by his father, John William BEREZOWSKY (2005.) Son-in-law of Neil and Jean ARMSTRONG, Corunna, Ontario. Brother-in-law of Bill and Susan ARMSTRONG and their children Daniel, Ben and Emily, Ottawa. A Memorial Service will be held at Unionville Presbyterian Church, 600 Village Parkway, Unionville on Tuesday, June 14th at 11: 00 a.m. In remembrance of Michael and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice and may be arranged through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham, Ontario, (905) 305-8508.

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BERG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-26 published
ISBESTER, Wayne David
On Sunday, July 24th, 2005. In his 28th year, Wayne David ISBESTER, the loving father of Ethan. Loving son of Patricia Jane SUNDY and Wayne David ISBESTER. Loving brother of Rebecca ISBESTER and her friend, John BERG. Loved fiance of Sarah. Remembered by Ethan's mother, Beth CADMAN. Dear grand_son of Bertha MARSHALL and her late husband, Emerson, and the late Donald SUNDY and his late wife, Lillian. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition.
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BERG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-28 published
ISBESTER, Craig Wayne
On Sunday, July 24th, 2005. In his 28th year, Craig ISBESTER, the loving father of Ethan. Loving son of Patricia Jane SUNDY and Wayne David ISBESTER. Stepson of Pauline ISBESTER. Loving brother of Rebecca ISBESTER and her fiance, John BERG. Step-brother to Nicole and her husband Mark MARTIN, and Dwayne STEPHENS. Loved partner of Sarah. Remembered by Ethan's mother, Beth, and her special parents David and Donna CADMAN. Dear grand_son of Bertha MARSHALL and her late husband, Emerson, and the late Donald SUNDY and his late wife Lillian. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Special nephew to Ken HUELIN and his wife Pam, and Paula (Mrs. Jim RAYNER) and his cousins Scott, Jeff and Matt. Friends are invited to a graveside service in Greenwood Cemetery on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. A memorial service for Craig will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2005 at the Cafe in the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd., West, Burlington at 1: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ethan ISBESTER In Trust would be appreciated by the family.
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BERG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-29 published
ISBESTER, Craig Wayne
On Sunday, July 24th, 2005. In his 28th year, Craig ISBESTER, the loving father of Ethan. Loving son of Patricia Jane SUNDY and Wayne David ISBESTER. Stepson of Pauline ISBESTER. Loving brother of Rebecca ISBESTER and her fiance, John BERG. Step-brother to Nicole and her husband Mark MARTIN, and Dwayne STEPHENS. Loved partner of Sarah. Remembered by Ethan's mother, Beth, and her parents David and Donna CADMAN. Dear grand_son of Bertha MARSHALL and her late husband, Emerson, and the late Donald SUNDY and his late wife Lillian. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins and his extended family. Friends are invited to a graveside service in Greenwood Cemetery on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. A memorial service for Craig will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2005 at the Cafe in the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd., West, Burlington at 1: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Ethan ISBESTER In Trust would be appreciated by the family.
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BERG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-23 published
FLETCHER, Leonard Henry
(Had a life long career with the Ministry of Natural Resources and enjoyed coaching in the Scenic City Men's Hockey League). Suddenly at his home on Monday, November 21th, 2005. Len Fletcher of Owen Sound in his 82nd year. Former husband of Sylvia FLETCHER. Dear father of Michael of Calgary, Sherry ELDRIDGE of Owen Sound, Rob and his wife Michele (née BERG) of Huntsville and Doug and his wife Leola (née VAN DOLDER) of Annan. Sadly missed by seven grandchildren Derek, Stephanie, Maria, Emily, Lauren, Morgan and Sidney. Also survived by two sisters Dorothy and Jean. Predeceased by three brothers Harold, Ivan and Emerson. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710 for visiting on Thursday from 1 o'clock until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Interment, Terrace Lawn Cemetery, North Bay. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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BERG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-24 published
FLETCHER, Leonard Henry
Suddenly at his home on Monday, November 21, 2005. Len FLETCHER of Owen Sound in his 82nd year. Former husband of Sylvia FLETCHER. Dear father of Michael of Calgary, Sherry ELDRIDGE of Owen Sound, Rob and his wife Michele (née BERG) of Huntsville and Doug and his wife Leola (née VAN DOLDER) of Annan. Sadly missed by seven grandchildren Derek, Stephanie, Maria, Emily, Lauren, Morgan and Sidney. Also survived by two sisters Dorothy and Jean. Predeceased by three brothers Harold, Ivan and Emerson. Len had a life long career with the Ministry of Natural Resources and enjoyed many years of coaching in the Scenic City Men's Hockey League. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710 for visiting on Thursday from 1 o'clock until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday after noon at 2 o'clock with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Interment, Terrace Lawn Cemetery, North Bay. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-26 published
BERG, Gerald Oscar
Peacefully with family by his side at the London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Saturday, June 25th, 2005. Gerald Oscar BERG of London in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Leona (NORMANDEAU) BERG. Loving father of Tanya ANDERSON of Illinois, Lorraine BERG of Sundry, Alberta, Marc and Karen BERG, Derek BERG all of London. Dear brother of Margaret and Emille ALLAIN of Saint Marthe, Quebec. 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 service will be conducted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes at St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gerald are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-03 published
SPOELSTRA, Sietse " Cecil"
On July 1st, 2005, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, the Lord took home his child Sietse (Cecil) SPOELSTRA in his 93rd year. Much loved father of John (Tine) SPOELSTRA and Antonia (Martin) SPEELMAN of Strathroy, Ontario. Beloved Grandpa (Pake) of Andrew (Penny) SPOELSTRA, Kathy (Marc) CLARK, Martin (Debbie) SPOELSTRA, Peter (Carol) SPEELMAN, Henriette (Martin) BAELDE, Charles SPEELMAN, Marlene (Wilf) ALLAER, Annette WILPSTRA and Mark (Julie) SPEELMAN. Pake will be missed by his 22 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, July 4th from 7-9 p.m. at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. Private burial will take place on Tuesday, July 5th at 10: 00 a.m. in Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas, Ontario There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday, July 5th at 2: 00 p.m. at Westmount Christian Reformed Church Strathroy with Pastor Fred VAN DER BERG officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Sietse.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
RUSSELL- MILLS, Catherine " Kay"
Passed away at St. Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Wife of the late J. Harley RUSSELL for over 50 years and the late Vidal Mills. Loving mother of Bonnie and Arne BERG of Putnam and Cathie and Dale SPROULE of Bridgenorth. Grandma of the late John SCOBIE and missed by her grandchildren Lorna and her husband Jeff DENNIS, Catherine SCOBIE, Eryn SPROULE and her husband Michael THIEL, Tessa SPROULE and her husband Phil SILVERSTEIN and Kate SPROULE. Great Grandmother of William BERG and Kailey and Braelyn DENNIS. A private family interment will be held at the Dorchester Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of choice as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, 705-652-3355. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
VANDEN BERG, Greg
In loving memory of Greg VANDEN BERG, who passed away September 19, 2004. It's hard to believe you're no longer here, We think of you, you feel so near, In some small way, every single day, Memories of you come our way, Loving memories we will never forget, Sadly missed along life's way, With silent thought and deep regret, We think of you every day, No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts he's always there. Dearly missed by family and Friends.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
VAN DORP, Sandy
Passed away suddenly, to be with his Lord and Saviour, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, December 3, 2005, Mr. Sandy VAN DORP of R.R.#4 Clinton in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Willy (née SCHIPPER.) Loving father of Cathy and Peter VAN DEN BERG of Gorrie, Andy and Susan of Seaforth, John and Karen of Clinton, Janice of Clinton, Jack and Heather of Londesborough, Teresa and Tom HESSE of Brandon, Florida and Peter of Guelph. Cherished grandpa of 18 grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ria VAN DORP of Holland, Truus and Leen HASSEFRAS of Brampton, Henk and Leni VAN DORP of Woodstock, Mary VAN DORP of Seaforth, and Cor and Alice VAN DORP of Smithville. Also missed by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Fondly remembered by the Schipper family. Predeceased by his parents, sister Ina VAN DORP, and 3 brothers Jan, Jake and Tony. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday December 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Clinton Christian Reformed Church, 243 Princess St. East, Clinton. Reverend Jack QUARTEL will officiate. Interment Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-05 published
SPOELSTRA, Sietse " Cecil"
On July 1, 2005, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, the Lord took home His child, Sietse (Cecil) SPOELSTRA, in his 93rd year. Much loved father of John (Tine) SPOELSTRA and Antonia (Martin) SPEELMAN of Strathroy. Beloved grandpa (Pake) of Andrew (Penny) SPOELSTRA, Kathy (Marc) CLARK, Martin (Debbie) SPOELSTRA, Peter (Carol) SPEELMAN, Henriette (Martin) BAELDE, Charles SPEELMAN, Marlene (Wilf) ALLAER, Annette WILPSTRA, and Mark (Julie) SPEELMAN. Pake will be missed by his 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Monday, July 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. Private burial took place on Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m. in Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, July 5 at 2 p.m. at Westmount Christian Reformed Church, Strathroy, with Pastor Fred VAN DER BERG officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Sietse.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-12 published
SPOELSTRA, Sietse " Cecil"
On July 1, 2005, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, the Lord took home His child, Sietse (Cecil) SPOELSTRA, in his 93rd year. Much loved father of John (Tine) SPOELSTRA and Antonia (Martin) SPEELMAN of Strathroy. Beloved grandpa (Pake) of Andrew (Penny) SPOELSTRA, Kathy (Marc) CLARK, Martin (Debbie) SPOELSTRA, Peter (Carol) SPEELMAN, Henriette (Martin) BAELDE, Charles SPEELMAN, Marlene (Wilf) ALLAER, Annette WILPSTRA, and Mark (Julie) SPEELMAN. Pake will be missed by his 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Monday, July 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. Private burial took place on Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m. in Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, July 5 at 2 p.m. at Westmount Christian Reformed Church, Strathroy, with Pastor Fred VAN DER BERG officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Sietse.

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
BERG, Richard Theodore
Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital, George Hees Wing, on Thursday, January 13th, 2005 in his 80th year. Richard BERG, beloved son of the late Elmer Richard and the late Agnes Elizabeth BERG. Dear brother of the late Louise WILSON and the late Charlotte KERR. Loving uncle of Wayne and Patricia WILSON, Linda HOPE and the late Jess HOPE, Wendy and Craig FULTON, and Laura HOLMES. Loving great-uncle of Jennifer, Stephanie, Adriana, Kristi, Andrew and Bryan. Great-great-uncle to Kyle. Loving companion to Thelma WEEDS. Hugs and kisses, we'll miss you Uncle Ritchie. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Monday, January 17th from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
VAN DEN BERG, Ben
At King Nursing Home, Bolton on Monday, April 11, 2005, Ben VAN DEN BERG, formerly of Woodbridge, in his 77th year, dear son of the late Tom and Allie VAN DEN BERG. Dear brother of Mrs. Anne SANT, Woodbridge. Cherished uncle of Loretta and Frank BAXTER, Marianne ZACH, Charles SANT, Chris and Liz SANT, Carl and Jill SANT, Joe and Charlene SANT. Fondly remembered by 15 great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Wednesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 60 Allan Drive, Bolton on Thursday morning, April 14 at 10 o'clock. Interment Nashville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Peel Lung Association, 1550 Enterprise Road, Suite 111, Mississauga, L4W 4P4. Parish prayers will be held Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
GOSSMAN, Mark
Suddenly, in Bermuda, on Sunday, April 24, 2005, in his 45th year. Beloved son of Sylvia BERG and Arthur GOSSMAN. Friends will be received at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421), on Friday, April 29th from 12 noon until Service time at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
BERG, Rena
At North York General Hospital, on Monday, May 16, 2005. Rena, beloved wife of the late Samuel. Dear mother of Andrea and Harry, Jeannie and Kevie of St. Catharines. Cherished grandmother of Steven and Stacey, Hartley and Wendy, Shari and Lorne, Whitney, and Megan. Great-grandmother of Caroline, David, and Avery. Survived by sisters Anne GINSBERG, and Flora MELTZ. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005 from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Bathurst and Yonge) at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Grand Order of Israel section. Shiva 25 Taverly Road. Memorial donations in Rena's name may be made to the Parkinson Foundation 416-227-9700 or Heart and Stroke Foundation 905-709-4899.

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
RUSSELL- MILLS, Catherine " Kay"
Passed away at St. Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Wife of the late J. Harley RUSSELL for over 50 years and the late Vidal MILLS. Loving mother of Bonnie and Arne BERG of Putnam and Cathie and Dale SPROULE of Bridgenorth. Grandma of the late John SCOBIE and missed by her grandchildren Lorna and her husband Jeff DENNIS, Catherine SCOBIE, Eryn SPROULE and her husband Michael THIEL, Tessa SPROULE and her husband Phil SILVERSTEIN and Kate SPROULE. Great-grandmother of William BERG and Kailey and Braelyn DENNIS. A private family interment will be held at the Dorchester Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of choice as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, 705-652-3355. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
LOZON, Maria
Passed peacefully at Bloomington Cove on October 31, 2005, in her 78th year. Survived by her siblings Leo (predeceased), Jerome (Eloise), Norman (Shirley), Paul, Kenneth, Betty, Madelaine, Roland (predeceased), Reginald (Linda), Evangeline and James (Nicole BERG) and many nieces and nephews. A private cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 416-465-4661.

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