BERGSMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-05 published
JARRETT, Charles G. " Arl"
Peacefully at his residence, after a brief illness, Charles G. JARRETT (Arl) of London on Monday, May 2nd, 2005 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Ivy L. (DEAN) JARRETT (2000.) Dear father of Lorraine BERGSMA (John,) and Arlene CLARKE all of London. Cherished grandfather (Bubba) of Dean BERGSMAS, Katie and Stephen CLARKE all of London. Predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Jack JARRETT and his sister Jane HENSHAW.
Arl was a noble and compassionate person who dedicated himself to helping others. As a young man, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and on the London Police Force. Over a span of 29 years, he built his career at Labatt Brewery where he became chief engineer. He was a life long member of the Young Men's Christian Association and volunteered there for several decades helping children with disabilities. He gave his love, loyalty and sense of humour to family and Friends and will be remembered always. A private family service was conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. on Wednesday May 4th, 2005 with Reverend Brian McKAY of the Church of St. Andrew Memorial, London officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6, Make A Wish Foundation, 11-4096 Meadowbrook Drive, London, Ontario, N6L 1G4. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.ca) "Go out into the Darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."

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BERGSTEINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
TURNER, James " Jim" W.
Of Elliot Lake, formerly of Toronto, on September 7th, 2005 at the St. Joseph General Hospital Elliot Lake, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Maggie TURNER. Father of Alan TURNER of Toronto, Bruce TURNER and his wife Lynda of Scarborough, and Craig TURNER and his wife Sherri of Ingersoll. Stepfather of Randy CALDWELL of Saint Thomas and Dawne BERGSTEINSON and husband Richard BERGSTEINSON of Toronto. Also survived by his sister Joyce TISDALE of London, and brother Leonard TURNER of London. Predeceased by his brother Thomas TURNER. Also survived by six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. For many years Jim was involved in Barbershop singing and will be greatly missed by his many Friends. According to Jim's wishes there will be no funeral service. Cremation and a private burial will follow.

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BERGSTROM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
BERGSTROM, Leslie Katherine (née GILL)
(Head of English Department at R.S. McLaughlin C.V.I.) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 at her family home in Whitby with her loving husband Michael BABIER by her side. Since the diagnosis of her illness in December, Leslie spent the majority of her time at home and enjoyed many quality moments with her daughter, Amy, her son, Dane, and her stepson, Aaron. Leslie is predeceased by her father, Lawrence GILL and her mother, Gina SIMPSON- GILL, both of Peterborough. During her long teaching career, first at Central Collegiate and then at M.C.V.I., Leslie made a significant impact on all who knew her - staff and students alike. Leslie's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Leslie's closest Friends, and the extended Bergstrom and Babier families who offered unfailing support. They would also like to acknowledge the exceptional care provided by many personal support workers, nurses, hospice volunteers and the Lakeridge Health - Oshawa palliative care team. Leslie will be missed by all. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, August 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, August 27th at 11: 00 a.m. Donations in Leslie's memory can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or the Leslie Bergstrom Memorial Bursary and Scholarship Fund.

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BERING o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-02 published
SCHUURMAN, Anton
Anton SCHUURMAN of Waterloo passed away at his residence on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 in his 92nd year. Dear husband of the late Mieke SCHUURMAN. Beloved father of Bettie SCHUURMAN of Kitchener and Louise MONTEITH and her husband John of Waterloo. Loving grandfather of Patti MONTEITH and Jim BERING of Kitchener, Michelle MONTEITH and Bill KERN of Waterloo. Also survived by his two great grandchildren, Ben and Ainsley. The family received Friends at the David Macleod Funeral Home, 617 King Street, North, Waterloo on Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral and Committal Service was held at the funeral home following visitation at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary's Hosptial, Grand River Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BERINGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
AYER, Dr. William " Bill" Alfred (1932-2005) F.R.S.C.
On December 2, 2005, Dr. William Alfred (Bill) AYER of Edmonton passed away at the age of 73 years. He leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife of 51 years, Dorothy; six children, Susan (Marc) BARYLO, Dr. Stephen (Roxanne) AYER, Judith (Kenneth) KONCUR, Andrew (Ruth Fletcher) AYER, Dr. Katherine (Timothy) LAZARUK, and Carol (Kelly) BERINGER- BROWN. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Genevieve, Alisha, and Carolyn AYER, Nicholas and Shannon KONCUR, Rachel AYER, Justin and Alison LAZARUK and Christopher BERINGER. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Frederic AYER and Elizabeth Main HARPER, his three brothers, one sister, and one grandchild, David James Anderson AYER.
Bill was an accomplished chemist and teacher. Born in Middle Sackville, New Brunswick, he studied chemistry at the University of New Brunswick and Harvard University where he was involved in the first total synthesis of chlorophyll. Beginning in 1958, he was a professor of chemistry at the University of Alberta, and he was appointed "University Professor" in 1992. Bill was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a former Editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry, and past President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry. He taught and mentored many undergraduate, postgraduate, and postdoctoral chemists by combining ingenious creativity with infectious enthusiasm, joy, and genuine caring.
His gentle manner, sense of humour and love for his wife, family and Friends will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Donations may be made directly to the Centre for Lung Health, Caritas Health Group, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4.
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BERINSTIEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
WARNE, Keith Kernick (September 26, 1928-March 24, 2005)
Keith passed peacefully on Thursday afternoon after a long and valiant fight against lymphoma. His wife and partner Mary, whose love, care, support and strength he counted on during their 50 years of marriage, will dearly miss him. Loving dad to Michael WARNE and his wife Rosemary (Dundas, Ontario); Rose(mary) WIDE (Bedford, Nova Scotia); Scott WARNE and his wife Janette (Toronto, Ontario;) and Laura ALLAN and her husband Paul (Waterloo, Ontario.) Devoted bop and grandpa to Kerry WARNE, Lucas WIDE, Samantha WIDE, Catherine WARNE, Connor WARNE, Taylor ALLAN, Kaitlyn WARNE, Jeremy ALLAN, Hilary WARNE and Zachary WARNE. His sister Bernice SISLER (Winnipeg, Minnesota) survives him. Keith was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba. He left Winnipeg for Montreal to escape the cold and pursue his career as a newspaper writer. Realizing Montreal was almost as cold, Keith moved to Toronto where he met Mary, raised their family, and enjoyed a long and distinguished career in marketing. Keith founded Warne Marketing and Communications in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Marketing, past-president of the U.S. based Business Marketing Association, and the only Canadian awarded the G.D. Crain Jr. Award for outstanding contributions to Marketing and Advertising in North America. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Neil BERINSTIEN, Angela BOUDREAU, Dr. MacKENZIE, Lynn TAILOR/TAYLOR and the team at The Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3M5 in Keith's name. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 28 and 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday March 29. A private family service will follow.

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BERK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
JARDINE, Ray
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Ray JARDINE, 69 years, of Petrolia. Will be lovingly missed by his wife Gwen (née McGREGOR,) his sons Max and Donita Jardine BUCHANAN, Michigan and their children Tinelle and Philip, Don and Tamara JARDINE of Berrien Springs, Michigan and their children Jessica, Breanna, and Thomas, Dan and Lillian JARDINE of Buchanan, Michigan and their children Amanda and Mark, Brian and Stephanie JARDINE of Buffalo and their sons Josh and Benjamin, and Dave and Lisa JARDINE of Berrien Springs, Michigan and their daughters Ashleigh and Kali. Dear brother to Pauline BERK of London and the late Robert (1993) and his wife Bernadine JARDINE of Petrolia. Will also be missed by a sister-in-law Hazel and Harold MAPLETOFT of Wallaceburg and many nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service will be held Friday, December 23, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Edwin EMERSON officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to A.D.R.A. Canada or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolence may be left online at www.needhamjay.com.

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BERK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
BERK, Max
On Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital Church Site, Max BERK, beloved husband of Ingrid. Loving father and father-in-law of Lorraine and David BROOKS, Norman and Barbara. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty and Eli STEIN, Dina and Eli BENIS. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Jordan, Aaron, and Adam. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 19 Tansley Road, Thornhill.

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BERKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-06 published
SHEPHERD, Donald McEwan "Shep"
Peacefully, after a battle with progressive supranuclear palsy, on January 3, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Don was born in Winnipeg on December 9, 1935 to Frank and Enid SHEPHERD. Mourned by his loving children Erin, Stacey, Camille and C. R. Pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Cam (1977) and his first wife Barbara (1993). Survived and much missed by his brother Jim and family of Winnipeg, and by Ina VAN BERKEL of Toronto. The family would like to thank their many Friends for the incredible support they have shown. We also thank the staff at St. Michael's Hospital, the caregivers at SRT Med-Staff, and the staff of the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor. The family would also like to express their sincere gratitude for the comfort, care and love provided by Don's beloved companion, Liz. Following graduation from the University of Manitoba (B.A.) and University of Toronto (M.B.A.), Don spent several years with Ford Motor in Oakville, before entering the investment business. During a career that included stints with Richardson Securities, Pitfield McKay Ross, Draper Dobie, and finally Dominion Securities, Shep became well-known as an institutional equity salesman. Shep was also an avid, if impatient, golfer and long- time member of Lambton Golf and Country Club. A celebration of Don's life will be held at Lambton, 100 Scarlett Road, Toronto, on Wednesday January 12 from 2 to 5 pm. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at www.psp.org, or the St. Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Ward.

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BERKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
BILLETT, Douglas Roy, P.Eng.
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre Brampton on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at the age of 64 years. Doug is much loved by his partner Jane VAN BERKEL and family, his brother Jim and his wife Sally MARTIN, and many Friends. A time of remembrance will be held at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N. "Brampton Chapel" 905-451-1100 on Thursday, October 6, 2005 from 3-8 p.m. At Doug's request, he has been cremated and there will be no public Memorial Service. Doug has always enjoyed being a true "Son of Martha" and giving of himself through volunteer work with the Habitat for Humanity Brampton Affiliate, the ReStore, Peel Memorial Hospital, Halton Peel District Health Council and many other community groups. He will be missed by many. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the William Osler Health Centre Foundation or Habitat for Humanity Brampton would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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BERKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-28 published
Rafael ALFANDARY: Jeweller to the stars
By Tabassum SIDDIQUI, Staff Reporter
Rafael ALFANDARY was a man's man, but it was his affinity for women that led to his career as a jeweller whose bold pieces adorned flamboyant celebrities in the 1970s.
He had been around the world and back but returned to Toronto in 2000 to die after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer.
ALFANDARY, whose chunky metal and stone jewellery was worn by Liberace, Margaret Trudeau, Muhammad Ali and actor Lorne Greene during the heyday of his career in Toronto in the '70s, died Tuesday in his apartment studio at the age of 66.
"He wanted to die in Canada -- he had a great time in Toronto and he always identified himself as Canadian," his wife Eriko MIYAZAWA said. "When I first met him, he had a heavy Yugoslavian accent so I was surprised to hear he was Canadian."
Born in Belgrade, ALFANDARY and his mother were the only members of his Jewish family to escape a concentration camp. She died when he was 11. He emigrated to Israel when he was 20 and trained as a mechanical engineer.
In 1970, he and his first wife relocated to Toronto because he did not want his two young daughters, Dalia and Ruth, who would later go on to become jewellery designers in New York and Bali, to join the army.
While studying English at George Brown College, he stumbled into the career that would bring him fame and fortune.
"He was always a ladies' man," MIYAZAWA said. "He wanted to give a gift to his teacher, so he made some jewellery with copper wire that his landlord had. She really loved that piece and showed it to Friends who wanted more, and it all took off from there."
ALFANDARY could hardly keep up with the orders pouring in for his handmade pieces. One of his first high-profile clients was Margaret Trudeau, who wore one of his necklaces to an opening of Parliament.
"The '70s in Canada was a time of boldness, and his jewellery made sense in that era because everything else at the time was dainty and all the same, but his pieces were very individual, with a distinctive look," MIYAZAWA said. "One day Mr. Trudeau recognized him in a crowd when he was giving an interview, and he was very proud of that."
ALFANDARY soon became a media darling, known simply as Rafael. In 1973, he was commissioned to create the crown for the Miss Canada beauty pageant. He worked with Marilyn Brooks, designing pieces for her clothing line. And his jewellery also appeared as featured prizes on the popular television game show Let's Make a Deal!
By the late 1970s, ALFANDARY had sold more than half a million pieces. His jewellery was sold in all the major department stores across Canada, in airports, and six stores of his own. He had 60 employees, including a small throng of lawyers, accountants, and advertising people.
Boxer Muhammad Ali liked the large size and heft of the pieces. Jewellery-loving entertainer Liberace became a good friend. Earlier this year, singer Prince wore one of ALFANDARY's necklaces to the People's Choice Awards.
"I first met Rafael in his glory in the '70s, when he was quite well-known in Toronto circles," says friend Sam BERKEL, who was ALFANDARY's neighbour in the Manulife Centre in the '70s. The pair renewed their Friendship more than two decades later when ALFANDARY moved back into the highrise after his return to Toronto.
BERKEL recalls his old friend as a "man's man" who liked to gamble and enjoyed the high life. "His jewellery was worn by a lot of celebrities, so back then he led a very popular lifestyle -- lots of wine parties with the who's who."
In the 1980s, ALFANDARY remarried and moved to Austin, Texas, where he dabbled in fine jewellery before divorcing and heading halfway around the world to an ashram in Goa, India. He and MIYAZAWA met at a meditation retreat in Pune, India, in 1999.
The two married in Goa in 1999 but moved back to Toronto the following year when ALFANDARY was diagnosed with myeloma. Doctors told him he only had two years to live.
ALFANDARY threw himself into his work, creating new pieces of jewellery, including a line for pets, sculpture-like clocks, and intricate knobs for doors and drawers.
Though increasingly debilitated by the cancer, ALFANDARY refused to give up smoking or change his diet despite taking eight different medications daily.
"He was getting worse and worse every day, but he was still doing his thing," BERKEL said. "He had a hunger to create and design. It gave him pleasure to see women wearing his jewellery. ALFANDARY" died peacefully in the Manulife Centre apartment that doubled as his work studio."He had a full view of Toronto from his bedroom it's a beautiful view, and his life ended there," said his wife. "He lived his life so fully -- he was an amazing survivor and took total charge of his own life, and Toronto gave him a new future and broadened his horizons."
Yesterday, Friends and family gathered in a room on the 31st floor of the Manulife Centre, looking south over the city skyline, to remember ALFANDARY. It was a day for intimates, not celebrities.
"He was crazy about this building," MIYAZAWA said.
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BERKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
BILLETT, Douglas Roy, P. Eng.
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre Brampton on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at the age of 64 years. Doug is much loved by his partner Jane VAN BERKEL and family, his brother Jim and his wife Sally MARTIN, and many Friends. A time of remembrance will be held at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N. 905-451-1100 on Thursday, October 6, 2005 from 3-8 p.m. At Doug's request he has been cremated and there will be no public Memorial Service. Doug has always enjoyed being a true "Son of Martha" and giving of himself through volunteer work with the Habitat for Humanity Brampton Affiliate, the ReStore, Peel Memorial Hospital, Halton Peel District Health Council and many other community groups. He will be missed by many. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the William Osler Health Centre Foundation or Habitat for Humanity Brampton would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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BERKELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
Bill BOETTGER, Bowler 1941-2005
Kitchener's 'Captain Canada' commanded both neat-and-tidy lawn bowling and its noisy, indoor five-pin cousin
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, April 9, 2005, Page S9
Bill BOETTGER was adept at bowling his ball, whether working the manicured lawns of a placid club or the waxed wood of a cacophonous alley.
His mastery of both games displayed a skill rare in the sport, where the raucous, blue-collar culture of the indoor game stands in noisy contrast to the serene, white-clad deportment of its outdoor cousin.
By size, if not temperament, Mr. BOETTGER seemed better suited to the game of Ralph Kramden, Fred Flintstone and the Big Lebowski. Yet it was on the greens of the British Commonwealth that he won his greatest acclaim, as well as the nickname Captain Canada.
English fans saw Mr. BOETTGER paired with Ronnie Jones and dubbed them "Little and Large," after the famous comedy duo. The bowling pair won a silver medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 1991, Mr. BOETTGER won three gold medals -- in pairs, fours and as top tournament bowler -- at the 13-nation Pacific lawn bowling championship in Hong Kong. The three golds were the first won by Canada at an international bowls championship.
By 1997, he was coach of Canada's national team, a position he would hold for four years. He spent 18 consecutive years as a member of the team.
William Earl BOETTGER was a native of Kitchener, Ontario Introduced to five-pin bowling by his parents, he got a job as a pinboy at Waterloo Lanes. Among his fellow pinsetters was Moe NORMAN, the eccentric golfing genius.
In his final game in the pinboys' league, Mr. BOETTGER rolled a perfect game of 450 points. In 1974, at Regina, he won the Canadian masters singles title.
He wrote a curriculum for coaching and teaching five-pin bowling that is still in use today. He also coached Kitchener's famed blind lawn bowler, Vivian BERKELEY, when he took over duties from her regular coach Don MAYNE. Over the years, Ms. BERKELEY has won national titles, a silver medal at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta and a bronze at Commonwealth Games in Manchester three years ago.
In 1997, Mr. BOETTGER was inducted into the Ontario 5-Pin Bowling Hall of Fame as a builder. That same year, he retired as a mathematics teacher after 31 years at Eastwood Collegiate in his hometown.
William Earl BOETTGER was born in Kitchener, Ontario, on October 26, 1941. He died at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener on January 22. He was 63.

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BERKELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
SILLITO, Norman
Passed away at the Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, April 18, 2005 at the age of 91. Predeceased by his loving Wife Jo. Devoted Father of Lianne (Graham) and Gordon (Charlene). Cherished Baba of Barbara-Michelle (Michael), Adam (Samantha), Craig (Heidi), Dana (Trevor) and Darryl. Proud Great Baba of Madeline, Mitchell, and Carson. Dear Cousin of William C. BERKELEY of Niagara Falls, New York. Formerly a Comptroller of Canada Foils Limited (Alcan) and a long serving member of the North York Kiwanis Club. Cremation. Interment in Dunedin, Florida. We wish to thank Dr. Robert SAULS and the staff of Credit Valley Hospital for their exceptional care. Condolences may be sent to the Neweduk Funeral Home (1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 1R2).
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BERKELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-22 published
Joseph BERKELEY
By Dianne BERKELEY- FRENETTE, Wednesday, June 22, 2005, Page A16
Doctor, husband, father. Born November 29, 1919, in Glasgow, Scotland. Died November 27, 2004, in Windsor, Ontario, of liver cancer, aged 85.
'He's the only interesting man here," my mother confided to her cousin. She then pointed to a young man smoking a pipe and earnestly discussing Marxism. So began a love affair that lasted 55 years until my mother's death in March, 2003.
Joseph and Audrey were married in England on March 17, 1948, and immediately emigrated to Canada, settling in Saint John's, Newfoundland. There, Joseph was the Medical Officer of Health for one year. Daughter Dianne was born in a Saint John's Hospital where Dad tried to soothe Mom's pain by reading Socrates. "Get him out of here," my mother beseeched the nurses.
Then followed a move to Toronto where a second daughter, Heather, arrived in 1950. In Toronto, while working as a physician to the Department of Health for Ontario, followed by residence at the Workman's Compensation Board, Joseph acquired his certification in the field of physical medicine, a specialization that allowed him to develop an approach to pain control, which combined medication, physical therapy and exercise, assistive devices and braces (which he invented and patented himself) and lifestyle changes (the hardest!). "The body is a great healer," he said, "but sometimes we need to help it along."
In 1953, with Audrey and his two young daughters, he moved to Windsor. The usual four-hour drive took two days, as Joseph refused to drive faster than 25 miles an hour, dismissing all the cars that passed him as "speed demons."
In Windsor, where his third daughter, Mary, was born, Joseph established a private medical practice and served in a variety of other positions. In 1967, he started the Berkeley Physiotherapy Clinic in Windsor. Two more daughters, Rose (1959) and Jennie (1965) were born.
Joseph decided to contribute his medical skills to aid those less fortunate. In 1963, accompanied by Audrey, he travelled to Morocco to help people there. In 1968, the couple and four of their daughters travelled to the Dominican Republic where Joseph set up clinics to train local people to care for the disabled. Joseph had a talent for languages; he'd studied Spanish and became quite fluent -- although his accent had a distinctive Scottish burr.
Joseph always believed in the innate rationality of human beings and, a true scientist, believed that a little foresight and common sense could solve most problems. When his two older daughters were young and prone to conflicts, he presented them each with a "Fight Book" with instructions to record the cause and solutions for each squabble. He was delighted when the fights abruptly stopped, never realizing the girls decided that peace was preferable to documenting their conflicts.
A gifted athlete, he excelled at many sports -- especially skiing and tennis. He and daughter Heather skied together all over the world until his 69th birthday, when he decided that his method for managing knee pain -- cutting holes in his long underwear to freeze the joints -- had become too painful. He played tennis until his 82nd birthday. For more than 40 years, he enjoyed games with the same group. As the years went by, he referred to the group as "the geriatric foursome."
Joseph derived a lot of happiness from his five grandchildren. "Papa Joe" loved to teach them the old songs, and once spent an afternoon listening to the Ink Spots' song Java Jive and writing down the lyrics (I love coffee, I love tea...") for distribution to his grandchildren.
In 1967, at the time of Canada's centennial celebrations, he became a Canadian citizen, claiming that Canada had given so much to him. As he did, to Canada.
Dianne BERKELEY- FRENETTE is Joe's daughter.

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BERKELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
SILLITO, Norman
Passed away at the Credit Valley Hospital, on Monday, April 18, 2005, at the age of 91. Predeceased by his loving wife Jo. Devoted father of Lianne (Graham) and Gordon (Charlene). Cherished Baba of Barbara (Michael), Adam (Samantha), Craig (Heidi), Dana (Trevor) and Darryl. Proud Great-Baba of Madeline, Mitchell, and Carson. Dear cousin of William C. BERKELEY of Niagara Falls, New York. Formerly a Comptroller of Canada Foils Limited (Alcan) and a long serving member of the North York Kiwanis Club. Cremation. Interment in Dunedin, Florida. We wish to thank Dr. Robert SAULS and the staff of Credit Valley Hospital for their exceptional care. Condolences may be sent to the Neweduk Funeral Home (1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 1R2) "Together again at last."

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BERKELMANS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
BERKELMANS / ZWEERS
In loving memory of
a father (Frank - July 1988)
a mother (Helen - May 1993)
and a sister (Janine - April 2004)
There is a family who misses you all so terribly, and finds the time long since you left.
We think of you hourly and daily, whether it is the beginning of a new season in the greenhouse, a bright sunny day, looking for the three brightest stars up in the sky at night, or just getting together with the family.
We all try to be brave and content, but the tears still flow, sometimes openly and sometimes silently. You gave us so many memories that we will treasure forever.
Mom and Dad, your memory lives on through your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and Nene, you left two beautiful children, Gary and Jenny, to carry on your memory.
Keep On Dancing!!
Lovingly remembered and always in our hearts: Rick and Judy, Yvonne and Bob, Louise and Steve, Frank and Lori, Rob and Jennifer and all your nieces and nephews.

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BERKELMANS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
BERKELMANS, Janine
April 3, 2004
A million times I've needed you
A million times I've cried
If love could have saved you
You never would have died.
Things I feel most deeply
Are the hardest things to say
And Janine dear I loved you
In a very special way.
If I could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come true
I'd pray to God with all my heart
For yesterday and you.
Lovingly remembered and forever missed, by your husband Harry.

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BERKELMANS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
BERKELMANS, Janine
In memory - Janine BERKELMANS.
Mom
We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in His keeping.
We have you in our heart.
Your will always be in our hearts.
Love Gary and Jenny.

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BERKERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
PEETERS, Johannes " John" Gerardus
Johannes (John) Gerardus, a resident of Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 in his 51st year. John was a former employee of Oxford Automotive, Wallaceburg. Beloved son of Angela (BERKERS) and the late Mathys PEETERS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gerry HAWLEY of London, Mary-Grace PEETERS of Tupperville, Gerard of Chatham and Allan and Claire of Vancouver. Loved uncle of Laura, Kristen, Keith, Michael, Stacey, Chris, Jay, Melissa, Alden and Calia. He will be missed by his numerous foster children in Third World Countries and his faithful dog Goliath. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Parish prayers at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christian Church on Friday, April 8 at 2 p.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

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BERKERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-02 published
HUYBERS, Carolyn (née SMITS)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home in Wyoming, on Monday, August 1, 2005. Carolyn HUYBERS (née SMITS,) born in Holland on February 28, 1920. Carolyn, Tony and three small children immigrated to Canada in 1951 and farmed in Lambton County until their retirement to Wyoming in 1984. Carolyn is the beloved wife of Tony, having celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on July 10, 2005. She is the loving mother of Joanne and Jack ROMBOUTS of Watford, John and Jenny HUYBERS of Courtright, Maria and Joe GORMLEY of Wallaceburg, Helen and Paul DEGROOT of Sebringville, Margaret and Adrian VENDENBERG of Forest, Agnes and Jack DEJONG of Monkton, Carol and Henk GOERTZ of Arkona, the late Tony (1999) and Mary HUYBERS of Camlachie, Ramona and Tom BERKERS of Wyoming and Mike and Lillis HUYBERS of Wyoming. Cherished grandmother of 30 grandchildren, including the late Eric DEGROOT (1981) and Lisa GORMLEY (1999) and 22 great-grandchildren. Also survived by a brother, Adrian and Kay SMITS of Oakville and predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters, including Catharina and John HUYBERS and Henry TOPS in Canada. Visitors will be received at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia, on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Stephen SAVEL as celebrant. Private family interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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BERKERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-03 published
HUYBERS, Carolyn (née SMITS)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home in Wyoming, on Monday, August 1, 2005. Carolyn HUYBERS (née SMITS,) born in Holland on February 18, 1920. Carolyn, Tony and three small children immigrated to Canada in 1951 and farmed in Lambton County until their retirement to Wyoming in 1984. Carolyn is the beloved wife of Tony, having celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on July 10, 2005. She is the loving mother of Joanne and Jack ROMBOUTS of Watford, John and Jenny HUYBERS of Courtright, Maria and Joe GORMLEY of Wallaceburg, Helen and Paul DEGROOT of Sebringville, Margaret and Adrian VENDENBERG of Forest, Agnes and Jack DEJONG of Monkton, Carol and Henk GOERTZ of Arkona, the late Tony (1999) and Mary HUYBERS of Camlachie, Ramona and Tom BERKERS of Wyoming and Mike and Lillis HUYBERS of Wyoming. Cherished grandmother of 39 grandchildren, including the late Eric DEGROOT (1981) and Lisa GORMLEY (1999) and 22 great-grandchildren. Also survived by a brother, Adrian and Kay SMITS of Oakville and predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters, including Catharina and John HUYBERS and Henry TOPS in Canada. Visitors will be received at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia, on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Stephen SAVEL as celebrant. Private family interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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BERKHOUT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
VAN OLM, Adriana J.
It is with deep respect that we announce the passing of Mrs. Adriana (Pop) J. VAN OLM on January 20, 2005 at the age of 81. She passed away peacefully and with great dignity at her home in Calgary surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Amsterdam on November 12, 1923, she and her children moved to Canada permanently in 1973. She was ever so young at heart and clear of mind despite the suffering she experienced in her latter years. She continued to make the most of every day and was a great support to all who were in touch with her until the moment of her passing making her sudden decline somewhat unexpected.
She will always be remembered as a great mother, grandmother, confidante and friend. She will be greatly missed by her three children, Matt VAN OLM, John VAN OLM and Carina van Olm BROWN and their spouses, Jeanette SORIANO and John BROWN; her grandchildren Dominique and Alexander, Alex and Houston, Michael and Mitra as well as Petra, Olivia, Dexter, Mary Ann, Matt, Mabel, Maxwell, Crystal, Nadine, and in her native Amsterdam Alma KUIPER who was as a second daughter to her. She will also be fondly remembered by Mrs. P. C. KUIPER and Kees and Nelleke VAN LINSCHOTEN of the Netherlands. The family wishes to extend special thanks for the compassionate care, love and respect she was shown by her personal caregiver and dear friend Asrat and to her physician Dr. Hans BERKHOUT for his considerate care and treatment. In accordance with her wishes, a private cremation and memorial was held on January 23 in Calgary.

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BERKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
BERKI, Andrew
Suddenly at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, on Friday, December 2, 2005, Andrew BERKI, Grand Valley, in his 76th year, beloved husband of Mary BERKI. Loving father of Peter and his wife Sandra of Barrie; Michelle and her husband Richard INKSTER of Grand Valley. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Jonathon, Christopher, Steve, Daniel, Ian and Alexandra. Dear brother of Istvan BERKI and his wife Ibi of Hungary. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Saturday, December 10 from 12 o'clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at one o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Critical Care Unit M2, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BERKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-15 published
LEMMON, John Douglas " Doug"
Peacefully on Sunday, November 13th, 2005, after a brief illness and surrounded by his loving family, John Douglas "Doug" LEMMON of London in his 64th year. Husband, best friend and soul mate of Carol (née DICKINSON.) Devoted and loving father of Sue, Judy BERKIN and her husband Steve, and Kim all of London. Adored grandfather (Bampa) of Emma and Laura. Brother of Arlene SKRYNSKI of Burlington, Debbie CASTLE and her husband Gord of Aurora, and brother-in-law of Jean and Michael MEARS of London, Connie MASSICOTTE of Whitby and Anne EBSWORTH of England. Doug touched the lives of his nephews, nieces and relatives here and in England. He proudly became a surrogate grandpa to Amber and Lindsay. Doug enjoyed 30 years as a proud employee of 3M Canada and became known as "Mr. Post-It". Since retiring from 3M he served as a board member of The Kidney Foundation as well as being involved with the 3M retirees. The world has lost a shining star with Doug leaving us much too soon. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Thursday, November 17th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doug are asked to consider the Community Living London, The Kidney Foundation, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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BERKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
LEMMON, John Douglas " Doug"
Peacefully on Sunday, November 13th, 2005, after a brief illness and surrounded by his loving family. John Douglas "Doug" LEMMON of London, in his 64th year. Husband, best friend and soul mate of Carol (née DICKINSON.) Devoted and loving father of Sue, Judy BERKIN and her husband Steve, and Kim, all of London. Adored grandfather (Bampa) of Emma and Laura. Brother of Arlene SKRYNSKI of Burlington, Debbie CASTLE and her husband Gord of Aurora, and brother-ln-law of Jean and Michael MEARS of London, Connie MASSICOTTE of Whitby and Anne EBSWORTH of England. Doug touched the lives of his nephews, nieces and relatives, here and in England. He proudly became a surrogate grandpa to Amber and Lindsay. Doug enjoyed 30 years as a proud employee of 3M Canada and became known as "Mr. Post-It". Since retiring from 3M he served as a board member of The Kidney Foundation as well as being involved with the 3M retirees. The world has lost a shining star with Doug leaving us much too soon. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Thursday, November 17th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doug are asked to consider the Community Living London, The Kidney Foundation, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BERKLEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
BERKLEMAN, Janine
Janine, April 3, 2004
Thoughts of happy times together
Are memories that will last forever.
Joy Owen

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BERKO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-07 published
DOBOS, Leslie
After a courageous battle on Saturday, March 5th, 2005 Leslie Dobos of R.R.#1 Mt. Brydges in his 54th year. Predeceased by parents Leslie and Malvin DOBOS. Dear brother of Agnes (Harry) BERKO of Union. Predeceased by one brother Frankie (1932.) Remembered fondly by nieces Linda BERKO of Prince Edward Island, Anna Marie (Michael) SUTHERILL of England, Suzanne BERKO (Gunther BAEHR) of Germany. Great Uncle and Godfather of Olivia SUTHERILL of England. Sadly missed by many other Friends and family. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home on Monday, March 7th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow on Tuesday from the Funeral Home commencing at 11 a.m. Reverend Lori HISSON officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Brydges. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BERKO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-03-08 published
DOBOS, Leslie
After a courageous battle, on Saturday, March 5, 2005, Leslie DOBOS of R.R.#1, Mt. Brydges, in his 54th year. Predeceased by parents Leslie and Malvin DOBOS. Dear brother of Agnes (Harry) BERKO of Union. Predeceased by one brother Frankie (1932.) Remembered fondly by nieces Linda BERKO of Prince Edward Island, Anna Marie (Michael) SUTHERILL of England, Suzanne BERKO (Gunther BAEHR) of Germany. Great Uncle and godfather of Olivia SUTHERILL of England. Sadly missed by many other Friends and family. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, on Monday, March 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed on Tuesday from the funeral home, commencing at 11 a.m. Reverend Lori HISSON officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Brydges. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BERLANGUST o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-20 published
DOBSON, Mary Jean (BERLANGUST)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton on Sunday December 18th, 2005. Jean (BERLANGUST) DOBSON of Wiarton in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Doran DOBSON. Dear mother of Nancy WILEY of Wiarton. Special grandmother of Barry DOBSON, Danny DOBSON, Lori WILEY, and David WILEY. Predeceased by one son Gary, one son-in-law Bruce WILEY, and two brothers. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, December 22nd at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Spring interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Wiarton Hospital Healthy Connections would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BERLET o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
BERLET, Betty Margaret (SMITH)
Betty Margaret (SMITH) BERLET of Port Albert and formerly of Monkton passed away at home surrounded by family on December 31, 2004. Born in Elma Twp., to the late C. Nelson SMITH and Louise (KERR) SMITH. Best friend and beloved wife of the late Ross BERLET. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sheree BERLET and Keith KNIGHT of Stratford, Shellie and Bob BARLOW of Goderich, Sheila and Michael GENOVESE of California. Loving grandmother of Gregory KNIGHT, Charlie, Sam and Ben BARLOW, Angela, Lacey and Daniel GENOVESE. Also survived by two sisters Doreen DANBROOK of Atwood and Helen BAIER of Millbank. Predeceased by children Terry Ronald, Kimberly Ann and a daughter in infancy. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy (in lieu of flowers) donations may be made to the Lung Association, Christ Church Port Albert or the charity of your choice. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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BERLET o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-11 published
BERLET, Sheree Louann
At Victoria Hospital, London on Friday, December 9, 2005. Sheree Louann BERLET of R.R.#3 Goderich in her 48th year. Loving wife of Keith KNIGHT. Dear mother of Gregory KNIGHT of Stratford. Step-mother of Larry KNIGHT and Tim KNIGHT both of Brampton. Sister of Shelli (Bob) BARLOW of Goderich and Sheila (Michael) GENOVESE of California. Predeceased by parents Ross and Betty (SMITH) BERLET, brother Terry, sister Kimberly and one sister in infancy. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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BERLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
BERLIN, Abraham David (April 1, 1921-March 18, 2005)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Abraham BERLIN at Mount Sinai Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Norda Bennett BERLIN. Beloved father and father-in-law of Raisa and Charles DEBER, Saul and Jane BERLIN, Ruth and Harold OSSHER, and the late Daniel BERLIN and widow Lucy. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Adam, Jordan, Sara, Andrew, Joel and Danielle.
A graduate of Queen's University Engineering Physics in 1943, he served as a radar officer in the Canadian navy. As a respected business executive and volunteer, Abe exemplified the integrity and compassion of a true gentleman. He touched the lives of those he came in contact with, and his loving and generous spirit will be deeply missed.
Funeral will be held Monday, March 21 at 1: 00 p.m. at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Downsview. Shiva will beheld at 49 Coldstream Avenue, Toronto, from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 6: 00-9:00 p.m. (services at 6:15 p.m.), Monday through Wednesday. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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BERLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-20 published
BERLIN, Abraham David (April 1, 1921-March 18, 2005)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Abraham BERLIN, at Mount Sinai Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Norda Bennett BERLIN. Beloved father and father-in-law of Raisa and Charles DEBER, Saul and Jane BERLIN, Ruth and Harold OSSHER, and the late Daniel BERLIN and widow Lucy. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Adam, Jordan, Sara, Andrew, Joel and Danielle. A graduate of Queens University Engineering Physics in 1943, he served as a radar officer in the Canadian navy. As a respected business executive and volunteer, Abe exemplified the integrity and compassion of a true gentleman. He touched the lives of those he came in contact with, and his loving and generous spirit will be deeply missed. Funeral will be held Monday, March 21 at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto. Shiva will be held at 49 Coldstream Avenue, Toronto. Please call Benjamin's at 416-663-9060 for the times. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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