BETESH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-10 published
'Canada's official homosexual' George HISLOP dies at age 78
Always available to gay people in trouble
Founded country's first gay rights organization
By Christian COTRONEO, Staff Reporter
George HISLOP's phone number was always in the book.
And he paid a steep price for it.
There were the 3 a.m. phone calls, death threats, even a call from a man who had just murdered a 12-year-old boy.
But even at a time when being gay was illegal, HISLOP wanted his name in the phone book.
"I said to George, 'Why don't you get your number unlisted?'" recalled longtime friend Peter BOCHOVE. "He said, 'Well, what if someone needs to reach me?'"
And I said, 'Who?'"
"He said, 'I never met him yet. It might be somebody who needs to talk.'"
That lifeline ended yesterday at Toronto Grace Hospital, where Hislop succumbed to a long illness at age 78.
A 35-year activist for gay rights, Friends say he never came out of the closet -- because he had never spent any time there.
"George had a wonderful advantage over a lot of gay men," BOCHOVE said. "He grew up in a family environment where he was treated like the person he was. His sexuality was never an issue."
And HISLOP knew what to do with his advantage.
"He had a finely honed sense of injustice and when that was offended in any way shape or form, he had to do something about it."
That quality, however, could also be a trial in a world where homosexuality was illegal. And the threat of a beating loomed ever large.
"He was Canada's official homosexual for many years," recalled friend and lawyer Doug ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. "He really felt that, despite all the hate calls and things like that, he always felt that it was important that he be available to gay people in trouble."
After homosexual acts between consenting adults were finally removed from the Criminal Code in 1969, HISLOP wasted little time in founding the city's first gay rights group -- "which was really the first gay rights organization in the country," ELLIOT/ELLIOTT said.
He founded Gay Day in 1970, which would eventually evolve into the massive celebration known as Pride Week. He helped rally thousands to protest police raids on bathhouses in 1981. HISLOP also helped organize legal help for those convicted.
One night in 1977, Saul BETESH, one of three men convicted of murdering 12-year-old Emmanuel JACQUES, took advantage of HISLOP's open-telephone policy.
"He called George and told George he had killed this boy, and where the body was hidden," BOCHOVE recalled. "So George had to deal with all of that -- and did so. He arranged for him to get a lawyer, he called the police, got him to turn himself in."
The discovery that HISLOP had esophageal cancer came after he learned he had Parkinson's disease, diabetes and an extremely weak heart.
But even during his long illness, HISLOP led a campaign against the federal government for survivor benefits for widowed same-sex partners. His own partner of 28 years, art director Ron SHEARER, died in 1986.
True to character, HISLOP emerged victorious, receiving a cheque in the mail just six weeks ago. But he never managed to take the cruise he had planned.
Indeed, HISLOP's final days were spent in hospital surrounded by a steady stream of Friends and supporters, including one-time political rival and longtime friend New Democratic Party Leader Jack LAYTON.
HISLOP often held court in a bathhouse on Maitland Ave., regaling listeners with tales about the gay community.
But even his legendary fondness for bathhouses came in handy.
In 1988, when BOCHOVE learned the city wasn't renewing leases for bathhouses, he sued the City of Toronto.
"George HISLOP was accepted by the court as an expert witness," BOCHOVE recalled, with a chuckle. "In fact, Judge Harold referred to him in his decision as a habitué of gay bathhouses for the past four and a half decades -- which tickled George. But his very expert testimony won us the case. There's no doubt in my mind. When George sat down to talk, people would listen."
Visitation hours at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home (467 Sherbourne St.) are from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday. There will be no funeral at HISLOP's request.

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BETHEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
HANNIBAL, Dr. Emmett Ronald
Suddenly and unexpectedly on September 25, 2005, Emmett passed on to a better place. Emmett was born March 21, 1944 in Dumont, New Jersey, the eldest child of Emmett Wendell HANNIBAL and his wife Julia BETHEA. He was predeceased by his brother William and his former wife Judy COOK. He is survived by his beloved son Adam, his sister Ernestine of Newport News, Virginia, her three children James, Sylvia and Sophia, his sister Carolyn of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and her two children John and David. Also left to cherish his memory are his many Friends whose stories of his life will be shared during the Funeral Service on Wednesday October 5, 11: 30 a.m. at the Thomson Funeral Chapel. Emmett practised his selfless respect for others unfailingly. He was the recipient of a Queen's Jubilee Medal, which pays tribute to individuals whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens, community and country. At the time of his death, Emmett was the Regional Director of Planning at Health Canada for the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region. Prior to this position, he was a Human Resources Officer with the Public Service Commission, a Project Consultant with City of Winnipeg, and the Associate Director of Continuing Education at the University of Winnipeg. Emmett earned his Masters and Doctorate in Education from Harvard University. His appointment in 1975 as head of public programs and education at the Winnipeg Art Gallery brought Emmett to Canada from Boston, Massachusetts. Emmett spent the years 1980-1981 as visiting curator and lecturer at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia. He returned to Winnipeg in 1981 as chief of public programs at the Museum of Man and Nature; one of his legacies from this time was the supervision of the building of the Nonsuch exhibit. Emmett possessed a unique combination of deep soulfulness and superb intellect. Those who knew him felt privileged to experience his essence. His devotion to his faith was expressed in his long service and commitment to Unity Church. Emmett believed there was a divine order to life and no matter what challenge or adversity he faced, he did so with great dignity, discipline and focus. Emmett tended meticulously to his bonsai collection, was an avid reader and could speak in depth on almost any subject. Pallbearers are Art LADD, Luis CARDONA, Bill REGEHR, Dwight GASKIN, Bill EWANCHUK and Robert EMENY. Honourary pallbearers are Michael McINTYRE, Adam CURLE, Krikor DER HOHANNESIAN. Viewing will take place at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Thomson in the Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6, Unity Church of Winnipeg, 300 Arlington St. Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3G 1Y9 or the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts. 105-211 Bannatyne, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0R5. Thomson Funeral Home 669 Broadway 204-783-7211

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BETHEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-18 published
DEACTIS, Peter Timothy
Peacefully, at Westminster Campus, London, on Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, with his family by his side, Peter Timothy DEACTIS of London, in his 76th year, went home to be with Jesus. Peter was a former employee of Ontario Hydro for 41 years. Pete will be missed greatly by his loving wife, best friend and his "angel" Pat. Amazing Dad and hero to his children, Tim (Janet) DEACTIS of Thamesville, Terry (Sue) DEACTIS, Jon (Debbie) DEACTIS, Dan DEACTIS, Lori (Bill) BETHEL and Linda (Stu) SUCHARD all of London. Loving and outstanding Papa to Mark, Jeff, Stephen, Paul, Karis, Aaron, Cheryl, Bradley, Andrew, Tyler, Mitchell, Wade, Abbie, Emily, Lindsey, Chelsey and Stacey. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Agnes DEACTIS and his four brothers, Michael, James, Joe and Tom.
Pete loved life, he suffered many physical challenges throughout his life, but he never once complained. Pete's love for life was contagious, he will be deeply missed by all who know him. As much as his family will miss him they rejoice knowing that he is free from pain at last. The family will receive Friends and family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Pete's life will be held on Monday, March 21st at 11: 00 a.m. at Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London with Reverend Jim McGEE and Reverend Robert W. WILSON officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8, Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BETHUNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-16 published
COYLES, Audrey
Peacefully, in the presence of her family, on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005. Audrey, beloved wife of Bradley. Loving mother of Danah, Pamela and Jennifer. Fondly remembered Nanny of Drew, Allyssa, Halli, Maddie, Billie, Matthew, Meg, Emmalene, George Allan, Olivia and Alisha. Dear sister of Norah BETHUNE. A memorial service to be held in the Chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Road E (1 Block West of Hurontario St.) on Saturday, September 17th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m.
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BETHUNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
JEFFERSON, Mary (née NEILD)
Mary, aged 96, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2005, at the Fulford Residence, Montreal.
She was predeceased by her husband, C.E. JEFFERSON (Jeff,) her brother Ward NEILD and his wife Margaret, and her parents Herb and Ida NEILD.
She is survived by her nephew, Bob NEILD and her cousins David KITCHEN and his wife Margot, Peter KITCHEN and his wife Barbara and their extended families, all of whom loved Mary like a mother.
Mary was born in 1909 in Stratford, Ontario. She attended Macdonald College for a homemaker's course before entering the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1933. Her early career coincided with Norman BETHUNE's period of service at the hospital. She did private duty nursing for many years, and returned to nurse at the Ross Pavilion of the Royal Victoria Hospital after the death of her husband. She enjoyed a long and distinguished career and was much loved by her patients and staff.
Mary kept in touch with a wide circle of nursing colleagues until the end, and will be fondly remembered by many Friends, especially Hazel HARRINGTON, Peggy JEAN and Des THOMAS, Barbara and Alan GRIEG, as well as other Royal Victoria Hospital alumni.
Mary will always be remembered for her great sense of fun. She embraced life and everyone she met. Mary will be so greatly missed but we know she is at peace and with the love of her life, Jeff.
The family's heartfelt thanks go to the Fulford Residence and their wonderful staff for being so loving and caring of Mary in the last years of her life.
Entrusted to Wray, Walton and Wray Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Québec H4A 1W5.
The service will be conducted at St. James the Apostle Church, 1439 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal, Québec, on June 23 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received by the Fulford Residence, 1221 Guy Street, Montreal, Québec H3H 2K8 or the Palliative Care Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Street West, Montreal, Québec, H3A 1A1.

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BETHUNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
ROY, Robert Maitland
Passed away suddenly at Hamilton Health Sciences Center on June 16, 2005, in his 80th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Mary, his children Robert (Julia NAIRNE,) Hilary (Cullen WELBOURN,) Ian (Dara OTWELL) and Virginia (Robert WISEMAN,) his grandchildren Breton, Wheaton, Carly, Ian, Columbia and Redmond and his sister Margot BETHUNE and brother Anthony ROY. Rob served in the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy during the war and joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) upon his return. He transferred to the Toronto Scottish Regiment and over the years served as President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, President of the Toronto Historical Board, Chair of the Warrior's Day Parade Council and Honorary Colonel of the Argylls. He will be remembered by his Friends and colleagues of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, The Gordian Club, the Royal Naval Association and the Naval Club of Toronto. An executive in the investment and insurance community and long time resident of North Toronto he moved to the Veterans' Wing of Sunnybrook Hospital following a stroke in 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans' Comfort Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memorial service arrangements will be announced.

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BETHUNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
BETHUNE, William Robert
At Scarborough General Hospital on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Margaret. Loved father of Shelley, Robyn, and Jarrod. Loving grandfather of Jaiden, Jor-el, Jemini, Nicholas, Ryan and Christopher. Dear brother of Jack, Bonnie, and Terry. Also lovingly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Families and Friends will be received at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Ave. at Bellamy Rd.) on Monday, August 29th from 1 till 2 p.m. Prayers in the Chapel at 2 p.m.

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BETHUNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-16 published
COYLES, Audrey
Peacefully in the presence of her family on Wednesday, September 14, 2005. Audrey, beloved wife of Bradley. Loving mother of Danah, Pamela and Jennifer. Fondly remembered Nanny of Drew, Allyssa, Halli, Maddie, Billie, Matthew, Meg, Emmalene, George Allan, Olivia and Alisha. Dear sister of Norah BETHUNE. A memorial service to be held in the Chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Road East (1 block west of Hurontario St.) on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m.

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BETKOWSKI o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-16 published
STASSE, Hendrik " Hank"
Hendrik "Hank" Stasse age 79, of Dresden passed away Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus. He was born in France son of the late Bastian and Tina (BOEREN) STASSE. He served in the Dutch Allied Services - First Infantry 8R.E. in the Netherland's East Indies. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 and settled in Dresden. He was a member of the Canadian Legion Br. 113, Dresden. Hank is survived by his wife Johanna (KREMERS) STASSE; one daughter Henrietta and Gary WEBSTER; fours sons: John and Betty STASSE, Maurice STASSE, Geoffrey STASSE and Richard and Carol STASSE all of Dresden; six grandchildren two great grandchildren; two sisters and one brother living in Holland. He is predeceased by one son Henry and three sisters. Friends were received at the Thomas L. Deburger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Canadian Legion Br. 113, Dresden held a memorial service Sunday at 7 p.m. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Fr. John BETKOWSKI officiating. Interment was in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made by cheque to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Legion Br. 113 Dresden. Pallbearers were Jim HEDDEN, Bob WEBSTER, George SEGAERT, Rick CLARK, Eddie FRANCOEUR and Mike RUMBLE. Flower bearers were Sarah STASSE and Beth Anne STASSE.

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BETKOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-12 published
STASSE, Hendrik " Hank"
Hendrik "Hank" age 79 of Dresden passed away Friday, February 11, 2005 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus. He was born in France son of the late Bastian and Tina BOEREN) STASSE. He served in the Dutch Allied Services-First Infantry 8R.E. in the Netherland's East Indies. He immagrated to Canada in 1953 and settled in Dresden. He was a member of the Canadian Legion Br. 113, Dresden. Hank is survived by his wife Johanna (KREMERS) STASSE; one daughter Henrietta and Gary WEBSTER; four sons: John and Betty STASSE, Maurice STASSE, Geoffrey STASSE and Richard and Carol STASSE all of Dresden; 6 grandchildren 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother living in Holland. He is predeceased by one son Henry and three sisters. Friends will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Canadian Legion Br. 113, Dresden will have a memorial service Sunday at 7: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. John BETKOWSKI officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made by cheque to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foudation or Canadian Legion Br. 113 Dresden.

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BETKOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-10 published
FOSTER, Helen Marie (née KOMINEK)
Helen Marie age 49 of Markdale, Ontario passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Tuesday, March 8, 2005. Helen was an avid golfer and loved to ski and go boating. Survived by her husband Tom FOSTER; step-children: Amanda KERR of Lodi, Ohio, Jeffery and Gloria KERR of Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nathan MASSE- FOSTER of London; three grandchildren: Ashley, Cecilia & McKenna KERR; parents Joe and Anne KOMINEK of Dresden; sister Marianne and Chris WHYNOTT of Kincardine; brothers Joe and Liz KOMINEK of Dresden, Gerry and Kathy KOMINEK of Woodstock; five nieces and nephews: Derek and Amy, Jennifer, Melissa, Karyn, Alex. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. John BETKOWSKI officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound or the charity of choice and left at the funeral home.

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BETLEM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-24 published
LENK, Marianne
Died suddenly and unexpectedly in Toronto on Monday, November 21, 2005. Marianne LENK, wonderful, caring mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Master craftswomen and textile artist. Predeceased by husband Rein.
Sadly missed by daughters Anna (Tim,) Tiina BETLEM (Kaarel,) Maia (Kevin), grandchildren Erik, Miku, Krista and Heili and goddaughter Riina. By her brothers Arnold (New Jersey) and Eduard (Estonia) and their families. She left us too soon. The family would appreciate donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Resting at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., (South of Eglinton) on Thursday, November 24, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Complete funeral service in the Chapel on Friday at 10 a.m. Cremation.

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BETLEM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
LENK, Marianne
Died suddenly and unexpectedly in Toronto on Monday, November 21, 2005. Marianne LENK, wonderful, caring mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Master craftswoman and textile artist. Predeceased by husband Rein. Sadly missed by daughters Anna (Tim), Tiina BETLEM (Kaarel,) Maia (Kevin,) grandchildren Erik, Miku, Krista and Heili and goddaughter Riina. By her brothers Arnold (New Jersey) and Eduard (Estonia) and their families. She left us too soon. The family would appreciate donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Resting at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., (South of Eglinton) on Thursday, November 24, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Complete funeral service in the Chapel on Friday at 10 a.m. Cremation.

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BETSCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
SCHACHOW, Erna Johanna
Erna Johanna SCHACHOW at Babcock Community Care Centre, peacefully passed away on December 30th, 2004. Predeceased by her husband Alex SCHACHOW, son Richard SCHACHOW and daughter-in-law Margaret SCHACHOW. Survived by her sister Meta of Lithuania. Dear mother to Bill SCHACHOW and his wife Louise of Pickering, Helmut SCHACHOW and his wife Betty of Cochrane and Albert SCHACHOW and his late wife Margaret SCHACHOW of Glencoe. Oma (grandmother) to David SCHACHOW and his wife Michelle, Mark and his fianceé Leanne, Katherine COMUNALE and her husband Leo, Christopher SCHACHOW and his wife Joanne, Janet SMOK and her husband Bogie, Erna CORR, Wilhelmina CORR and her husband Paul, Margaret Ellen SCHACHOW and her fiancé Dave. Great Oma to Michael, Tasha, James, Albert, Chad, Brandon, Kelsey, Stephanie, Rachel, Devan, Donato and Ryan. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Saturday, January 1st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the Grace Lutheran Church, 108 Graham Road, West Lorne on Sunday at 2 p.m. Pastor E. BETSCH officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions to the Grace Lutheran Church or Babcock Community Care Centre would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes, (519-785-0810).

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BETSWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
LAGREE, Violet (née HEWITT)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at the age of 79. Violet, beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Wayne (Marie) of Washago, Doug (Donna) of Toronto, Mary BETSWORTH (Kevin) of Washago, and Marilyn McQUADE of Peterborough. Predeceased by sons David LAGREE and Tim JARDINE. Dear grandmother of Adam, Krystal, Andrew, Julia, Eric, Nicole, Amanda, Jessie and Crystal-Mary. Sister of Jean SEABROOK, Nora CASTLE, Charlie HEWITT and the late Bill HEWITT. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and all who knew her. The family will receive Friends at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West Street North, Orillia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005 and from 1: 30 p.m. Wednesday until time of Service at 3: 00 p.m. in the Chapel. Private family interment at Pine Hills Cemetery in Scarborough. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
MEDEIROS, Jose Travassos
After a lengthy illness and courageous battle, it is with great sorrow and sadness we announce the passing of Jose Travassos MEDEIROS, on Saturday April 16th in his 85th year at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Devoted husband of Maria Olivia (ANDRADE.) Beloved father of Manuel Michael, Maria (Mary) Teresinha BETTENCOURT and Rosemary Ann DUARTE. (Cherished Grandfather) "VuVu" to Angela FAGUNDES- AMARELO, Monica FAGUNDES- RATERINK, Olivia and Sarah DUARTE, Aimee McKEOWN, Michael and Lance MEDEIROS. Special Guardian Angel to his beloved greatgrandchildren, Emily AMARELO, Isaac Travassos McKEOWN and MacKenzie LANE- CORREIA.
Jose Travassos loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in the world and expressed always that his family will be in his heart. He will be missed overseas in his Homeland Faial, Azores by his sisters Lucia and Fernanda and also by many Friends and family that he has touched over the years. Jose created so many fond memories for his family and Friends he will forever be in our hearts, his laughter, jokes, hugs, kisses and terms of endearments will be cherished by all. Special thanks to the staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their care and kindness.
"Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." John Visitation at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday April 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial to be held from All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday April 20th at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Luis Carlo PINHEIRO officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jose.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-28 published
BRADLEY, Ken
Ken BRADLEY passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his residence on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in his 68th year. Beloved wife of Veneta BRADLEY. Loving father of Sherri (Ben) PATKUS, Steven (Bonny) BRADLEY, Tina BETTENCOURT and their families. Ken will also be missed by his many brothers, one sister and their families. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Interment of cremation at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-03 published
SIMOES, José Bernardino
Peacefully in Coimbra, Portugal José Bernardino SIMOES, of Pena, in his 78th year joined our heavenly Father. Beloved husband of Cidalia SIMOES, Father to Americo (Fatima) SIMOES, Natalia (Jack) DELGADO, Alcides SIMOES. Dear Grandfather to Michael, Lissa DELGADO and Denise, Michelle, Nancy, Marco SIMOES and Silvia BETTENCOURT. Great-grandfather to Austin and Matthew. A special mass will be held in his honor on Saturday, October 8th at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross. All are welcome. Adeus Avô.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-04-19 published
MEDEIROS, Jose Travassos
After a lengthy illness, and courageous battle, it is with great sorrow and sadness we announce the passing of Jose Travassos MEDEIROS, on Saturday, April 16, in his 85th year at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Devoted husband of Maria Olivia ANDRADE. Beloved father of Manuel Michael, Maria (Mary) Teresinha BETTENCOURT, and Rosemary Ann DUARTE. (Cherished grandfather) VuVu to Angela FAGUNDES- AMARELO, Monica FAGUNDES- RATERINK, Olivia and Sarah DUARTE, Aimee McKEOWN, Michael and Lance MEDEIROS. Special Guardian Angel to his beloved great-grandchildren, Emily AMARELO, Isaac Travassos McKEOWN, and MacKenzie LANE- CORREIA. Jose Travassos loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in the world and expressed always that his family will be in his heart. He will be missed overseas in his homeland, Faial, Azores, by his sisters Lucia and Fernanda and also by many Friends and family that he has touched over the years. Jose created so many fond memories for his family and Friends, he will forever be in our hearts, his laughter, jokes, hugs, kisses, and terms of endearments will be cherished by all. Special thanks to the staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their care and kindness. Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14: 1-3. Visitation at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Tuesday, April 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial to be held from All Saints Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. with Father Luis Carlo PINHEIRO officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jose.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-22 published
BECAR, Anna
Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, May 21, 2005 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph (1988.) Sister of Julius (Mary) DUBOVEC of Lakewood, Ohio. Loving Mother of Vi (Jeff) TUCHTO, Mary (Ed) BAJUS, Joni (Moe) SINGER and Dan (Joan) BECAR. Dear Grandmother of Monica (Michael) WASILEWSKI, Laurie TUCHTO, Christine (Michael) BETTENCOURT, Catherine (Milan) POPIK, Mark TUCHTO, Eddie BAJUS, Mary (Stephan) DORICH, Joseph and Lisa BECAR. Much loved great-grandmother of Kristen, Anne Marie, Rachel, Steven, Michael, Rebecca, Mark and Adam. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 6 brothers. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Prayers Sunday 7: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sts. Cryil and Methodius Church, 5255 Thornwood Drive, Mississauga on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to be held at Mount Peace Cemetery on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 9: 00 a.m. If desired, donations to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Building Fund or Mass intentions would be appreciated.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
BETTENCOURT, Elsa (July 13, 1906-June 3, 2005)
You are among the angels and I know your spirit is near. Remembered forever as a wonderful grandmother to me, love June-Ann and great-grandchildren Audrey, Shawn and Michael, great- great-grandchildren Angela, Jamie, Damian, Eric, Jessy, Dillon and Haily.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
BETTENCOURT, Elsa Frances
Passed away peacefully on June 3rd, 2005 at Sandalwood Nursing Home in her 99th year. Elsa, of Brampton, formerly of Georgetown, Guyana, is the wife of the late Lionel and beloved sister of the late Beatrice, Carmen, Vibert and Victor. Elsa has 99 descendants including 13 children, 34 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Elsa will be sadly missed by all her family and Friends. A viewing will be held at Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (north of Steeles Ave.), 905-456-8190, on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 940 North Park Drive, Brampton. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
DE SOUSA, Alvaro
Peacefully after a short illness at his residence while surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 74 years of age. Alvaro DE SOUSA of Sharon. Beloved husband for 50 years of Emilia. Loving father of Frank and his partner Laurissa, Ben and his wife Lorella, Stanford and his wife Lorrainne, and Elizabeth. Dear grandfather of Kevin, Natasha, Robert and Baby Cameron. Survived by his sisters Maria and Alda, his brother Antonio, and predeceased by his brothers Humberto and Liduino. Special thanks to Alvaro's two goddaughters, Debbie BETTENCOURT and family of California, and Fatima LEBLANC and family of Boston; their thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket on Monday at 12 noon followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BETTENCOURT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
FURTADO, Conceicao (September 3, 1925-December 8, 2005)
Of Laughton Avenue. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W. at Dufferin, Toronto. Mass Monday 10 a.m. at St. Helen's Church, to Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. FURTADO, who died at St. Joseph's Hospital, was predeceased by husband Francisco VIEIRA and is survived by: daughters Conceicao BETTENCOURT (Liberal,) Maria MIRANDA (Mateus,) Lourdes NEGRINI, Rita VIEIRA (Jack;) 24 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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BETTERLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
STEVENSON, Marie Margaret
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus, on Saturday, April 9, 2005, Marie Margaret STEVENSON of London in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" STEVENSON (1998.) Predeceased by her sons William (1958) and Joseph (1971.) Loving mother of Richard and Patricia STEVENSON, Donna and the late Don BUSH, Patricia and the late Matthew LEBLANC, George and Marie STEVENSON, Susan and Harry GERIS, Gail MCINNES/MCINNIS, John and Kim STEVENSON, Sherry and Dave BETTERLEY, Pamela and Edward BRAMLEY and Sally and Rick THOMAS. Proud grandma of 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 4 greatgreat-grandchildren. Loved by her sister Ruth BEATTIE. Predeceased by her sister Helen MERCER and brother Harold JOHNSTON. Friends may call at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Justin's Roman Catholic Church (855 Jalna Blvd.) on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Rick HURDLE celebrating. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. In kindness, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 7: 00 p.m.

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BETTERLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-04 published
MacHAN, Dorothy E.
Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, Ontario on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Dorothy E. MacHAN of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd G. MacHAN (2000.) Dear mother of Gary MacHAN and his wife Sydnie of Strathroy and Jo-Anne BETTERLEY and her husband Ronald of Saint Thomas. Dear grandmother of Lindsay, Rhonda SIMON and her husband Stan, Jeff BETTERLEY and his wife Anita. Dear great-grandmother of Hope, Tyler, Joey and Emmy-Jo. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, August 5th at 1 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BETTGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Frank E. " Watt"
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 31, 2005. Frank E. "Watt" TAILOR/TAYLOR of Saint Marys in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Mary (KERSEY) TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear father of Rebecca MAHAFFY and Rea, Joseph TAILOR/TAYLOR and Ingrid all of Saint Marys. Loving grandfather of Denise (Gary) FLUTTERT, Ellen (Greg) BETTGER, Rachel MAHAFFY, Matthew TAILOR/TAYLOR and Amy TAILOR/TAYLOR. Also survived by 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Harriet and F.B. TAILOR/TAYLOR, a sister Muriel and brothers Fred and John. Cremation has taken place. There will be a visitation for family and Friends all day and evening, Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys. There will be a private family service and interment at Watford Cemetery at a later date. Frank was a great baseball fan and would want donations to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in lieu of flowers.

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BETTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
HORSLEY, Victor Morris
Passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at Quinte Health Care Belleville General, at age 86, with his family at his side. Loving father of Marilyn TOMASSETTI. Grandfather of Tina BETTI and Tracey TOMASSETTI and great-grandfather (grandpa Victor) of Blake and Eric. Survived by sisters Laura COUPER and Olive LYNSKEY and brother Harry. Predeceased by brother J. Edward. Will be missed by sister-in-law Daisey and many nephews and nieces and Friends. The family will receive Friends at The Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Thursday, July 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BETTINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
GILLESPIE, John Stanley
Went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 24, 2005 at the Coleman Care Centre, Barrie. Stan GILLESPIE, formerly of Prince Edward Island and Toronto in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Phyllis (née PARDON) of Barrie. Dear father of Carol BETTINI and her husband Paul, Lois LEBRUN and her husband Dr. Michel, Diane NELSON and her husband Dan, Debbie NUSHIS and her husband George, and Jennifer LOGAN and her husband Steve. Loving grandfather of Elizabeth (Gary), Anne, Shane, Lance, Daniel, Michael (Erica), Jennifer (Patrick), Ben, Eliza, Heather and Matthew and great-grandchildren Loren, Shannon, Blair, Alexandra and Ruby June. Predeceased by her brothers William, Howard, Ray and Ralph and sisters Vera and Margaret. Arrangements pending. McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street, Barrie (705-722-6656). Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to work of Sanctuary.

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BETTIOL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-12 published
CLARK, John Joseph " Joe"
At University Hospital, London on Monday, October 10, 2005. John Joseph "Joe" CLARK of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of M. June (BRYCE) CLARK. Dear father of John Walter CLARK and his wife Susan of Mount Brydges. Dear brother of James CLARK of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Bernard CLARK of Kitchener and Geraldine BETTIOL and her husband Frank of Mississauga. Predeceased by his sister Mary McLANE and his brothers William and Francis CLARK. Dear brother-in-law of Florence CLARK and Joan CLARK both of Cambridge. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to a memorial service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, October 13th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Douglas H. ROSS officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, Ontario, N5V 3K5 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BETTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-05 published
BETTIS, Paul Reginald
Passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2005, peacefully and at home, after a brave battle with cancer. Paul will be deeply missed by Roy, Buddy, Linda, and godson Zachary and his legion of Friends. Paul's quick wit and his artistic intelligence made him a force in the professional Toronto theatre community for 30 years. As Artistic Director of The Theatre Second Floor, Paul gave Toronto 5 years of influential and innovative presentations from 1974 to 1979. Subsequently, Paul worked at all of the major theatres in and around Toronto. He committed his life to working in the theatre and was a passionate playwright and director as well as a gifted actor and teacher. There will be an intimate service at the chapel of St. James Cemetery Crematorium, 635 Parliament Street, at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 8. A larger celebration of Paul's life is planned for September.

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BETTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-06 published
BETTIS, Paul Reginald
Passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2005, peacefully and at home after a brave battle with cancer. Paul will be deeply missed by Roy, Buddy, Linda and Godson Zachary and his legion of Friends. Paul's quick wit and his artistic intelligence made him a force in the professional Toronto theatre community for 30 years. As artistic director of the Theatre Second Floor, Paul gave Toronto 5 years of influential and innovative presentations from 1974-1979, subsequently Paul worked at all of the major theatres in and around Toronto. Paul committed his life to working in the theatre and was a passionate playwright and director as well as a gifted actor and teacher. There will be an intimate service at the chapel of St. James Cemetery Crematorium, 635 Parliament Street at 1: 00 p.m. on Monday, August 8th. A larger celebration of Paul's life is planned for September.

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BETTLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-03 published
BETTLES, Stanley Thomas
Peacefully at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Friday July 1, 2005. Stanley, dear brother of Gary, Noreen and Bonnie. Friend to Doreen. Stanley will be sadly missed by his family and all his many Friends. A special thanks to Maureen, Diane and Gord. Friends and family may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401) 905-686-5589 on Tuesday July 5, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Service to follow in our chapel at 12 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BETTS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-08 published
CROFT, Glenard Joseph
Glenard Joseph CROFT was born on January 15, 1921, the oldest son of Ned CROFT and Marian SAYERS. He had two brothers Ted who predeceased him, and Robert, both from Flesherton.
Glen was married to Dorothy OTTEWELL, who died in 1951, along with his baby son. He remarried in 1953 to Hazel McKILLOP who died in 1961 leaving behind a daughter Marian. In 1962 he married Eleanor NICKERSON. They parted ways in 1971 but he continued to raise his daughter Diane.
Glen served in World War 2 with the 4th Anti-Tank, 5th Division Infantry. He fought in England, North Africa, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He kept in touch with his comrades, phoning them often and attending reunions when possible, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #333, Flesherton.
During his life he farmed in the Ceylon area, had a garage built north of Flesherton for business purposes, hauled logs, snow plowed in the area and spent over 30 years working for Franceschini Bros. in Brampton. Due to back problems he was forced to retire. During his retirement he would pick up cars for a used car dealer and would be out visiting at the local businesses, restaurants and his other Friends.
Glen was a strong willed and determined man who fought hard with his health problems but on May 18, 2005 he lost the battle and passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services in Markdale.
The visitation was held at the Fawcett Funeral Home on May 20. The service was held at the Rock Mills Fellowship Baptist Church on May 21. Pastor Wayne HEIKKINEN offered the prayers and welcome and Reverend Don PRINCE offered the scripture reading, reflections and prayer. Murray BETTS delivered the eulogy. The pallbearers were Peter McCRACKEN, Ron LOUCKS, Wayne CROFT, Charlie LEVER, Ryan CROFT and Phil McENANEY. Flowerbearers were Brianne JOLLY, Brad JOLLY, William BEASLEY, Angel BEASLEY and Cameron BEASLEY. The lunch was served at the Prince Arthur Lodge hall by the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
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BETTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
McKENZIE, Harold D.
At the Parkwood Hospital, London on Saturday, February 26th, 2005. Harold D. McKENZIE of London and formerly of R.R.#5 St. Thomas in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Marion L. McKENZIE and the late Mary C. (Gordon) McKENZIE (1968.) Loved father of Jane and her husband Robin WALES of England; Susan and her husband Ken BROOKS of Port Elgin; Elizabeth BETTS of Grimsby and Susan and her husband Bob NICOL of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Kara CORIN and Owen WALES; Andrew and Kathryn BROOKS; Kimberly and Erin BETTS; Monica and Brett FOX and Hayley NICOL. Dear brother of Angus of London and Patricia of Gravenhurst.
He was born in Saint Thomas to the late Colin and Violet McKENZIE and was predeceased by four sisters Marion, Donna, Rosslyn and Carol and by a brother Tom. Harold served in World War 2 with the First Hassars and in 1950 joined Midland Securities Ltd, in Saint Thomas as Branch Manager. He was a member and past President of the Saint Thomas Kiwanis Club; a member of the Rathbone Lodge Knights of Pythias and of the First United Church. He was also a former Returning Officer for Elgin County. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday and then to the First United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. A Private Entombment will be made at the Saint Thomas Mausoleum. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Remembrances may be made to the Stan Hagerman Wing at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital or the Veterans Care at Parkwood Hospital, London.

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BETTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-03 published
BALSDON, Kenneth Richard
Kenneth Richard of Saint Marys on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at his residence, in his 35th year. Dearly loved son of Beverley (HOGAN) SMITH of Stratford and Monty and his wife Janice BALSDON of St. Thomas. Loved father of Lea, Desserreé, Zachary and Rebecca. Dear brother of Shannon BETTS and her husband Todd of Kitchener and Carrie LINGARD and her husband Craig of Stratford. Dear grand_son of Betty HOGAN of Saint Thomas and uncle of Shaun, Scott, Amber, Chris and Luke. Special friend of Jeannette MAKAD of Barrie. Ken was born in Saint Thomas on June 7, 1970. He worked for F.H.I. Designs and was a member of the East Elgin Sports Club. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BETTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
BALSDON, Kenneth Richard
Kenneth Richard of Saint Marys on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at his residence, in his 35th year. Dearly loved son of Beverley (HOGAN) SMITH of Stratford and Monty and his wife Janice BALSDON of St. Thomas. Loved father of Lea, Desserreé, Zachary and Rebecca. Dear brother of Shannon BETTS and her husband Todd of Kitchener and Carrie LINGARD and her husband Craig of Stratford and step-brother of Debra DELUCA and her husband Paul of St Catherines. Dear grand_son of Betty HOGAN of Saint Thomas and uncle of Shaun, Scott, Amber, Chris and Luke. Special friend of Jeannette MAKAD of Barrie. Ken was born in Saint Thomas on June 7, 1970. He worked for F.H.I. Designs and was a member of the East Elgin Sports Club. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BETTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-29 published
PARNEY, Clifford Grover
A resident of Ridgetown, Clifford Grover PARNEY passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Born in Howard Township, son of the late Frank and Pearl (SMITH) PARNEY. Beloved husband of the late Norma A. (BETTS) PARNEY (2002.) Dear father of Laraine and her husband Ian OSBORNE of Hamilton and the late Larry PARNEY (1984.) Grandfather of Cathy BISHOP of Dundas, Doug OSBORNE and Sue TREGURTHA of Christchurch, New Zealand and Jo Anna GROMADZKI and her husband Jacek of Boston, Massachusetts. Great grandfather of Andrew and Colleen BISHOP. Brother of Jean and Jack THOMAS of Windsor, Helen and Bill BRIEN of Ridgetown and the late Warren PARNEY (1974.) Also surviving is a former sister-in-law Rita SMITH and her husband Wray. The PARNEY family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Monday, August 29, 2005 from 11: 30 until service time. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Dwight HOLDITCH officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown at a later date. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church are appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-23 published
BETTS, Douglas Nelson
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug BETTS on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 in his 75th year at Scarborough Grace Hospital. Doug fought to overcome two heart attacks in two weeks but unfortunately could not overcome the complications that they brought on. In typical Doug BETTS style, he managed to tell a joke to his family just before passing. Doug will be missed by his loving wife, Wilma. This year, they would have celebrated their golden anniversary in September. Doug was devoted to his three sons: Bruce, Brent (Dianna), and Terry (Beverly) and adored his three grandchildren: Julia, Katie and Brad. They will all surely make him proud. Doug was born on February 28, 1931 to Ulmer and Effie BETTS in Campleton, New Brunswick. Along with four brothers and four sisters; he spent time on the family farm in Matapedia that had a river running through it, which spawned several outstanding fish stories. Over a thirty-year period, Doug worked as an Investment Advisor at Moss, Lawson in Toronto (now HSBC Securities) until the day he died. As proud as Doug was of his business life, he was more proud of how well his clients had done who had trusted him and had been so loyal to him over the years. He was pleased to call them Friends. Through this strong client base, Doug became the largest holder of both Templeton and Trimark funds at the same time, something he was very proud of. Doug live by the motto that if you help others get what they want, you will get everything you want. Over the past ten years, Doug passed this philosophy on to his partner and son, Terry, who has continued on in his footsteps. As proud as Doug was of his business life, he was even prouder of his volunteer work and giving. In the late 1970's, Doug bought ten buses, and with help, filled them with children every Sunday morning bound for the People's Church to hear a positive message that they may not have heard other wise. He was more recently a long time member of the Agincourt Pentecostal Church and will be remembered as a generous volunteer. Lacking the need for material possession, Doug's major purpose of working so hard was to be able to give more away. Doug amazed everyone by his positive outlook on life. His Friends will remember Doug fondly, for his quick-witted sense of humour, kind and friendly demeanour. Please feel free to respond in kind with a joke or happy thought of Doug at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East (between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue). on Monday, July 26th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Sincere thanks to the doctors, the wonderful nurses and chaplains at the Scarborough Grace Hospital. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial remembrances may be made to the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, Grace Division, E.R. Renewal Fund, 3050 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2V5 in memory of Doug BETTS.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
BETTS, James George
Husband, father, grandfather, philosopher, executive, negotiator, investor, bridge player, mentor, tenor, writer, enthusiast, traveller, adventurer. Born in Toronto November 13, 1916, died at the McCall Centre, Toronto, December 3, 2005. Survived by his immediate family - Bertha, Jim, Margaret, Rob, Cathy, Courtenay and Emilie - his brother Al and sister Dot, and by legions of relatives, Friends, colleagues and admirers. A Memorial Service and Celebration will be held at Applewood United Church, Thursday, December 15th, 2 p.m. No flowers please; a donation may be made in his name to The Canadian Cancer Society, or a church or charity of one's choice.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-08 published
BETTS, James George
Husband, father, grandfather, philosopher, executive, negotiator, investor, bridge player, mentor, tenor, writer, enthusiast, traveller, adventurer. Born in Toronto November 13, 1916, died at the McCall Centre, Toronto, December 3, 2005. Survived by his immediate family - Bertha, Jim, Margaret, Rob, Cathy, Courtenay and Emilie - his brother Al and sister Dot, and by legions of relatives, Friends, colleagues and admirers. A Memorial Service and Celebration will be held at Applewood United Church, Thursday, December 15th, 2 p.m. No flowers please; a donation may be made in his name to The Canadian Cancer Society, or a church or charity of one's choice.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
BETTS, James George
Husband, father, grandfather, philosopher, executive, negotiator, investor, bridge player, mentor, tenor, writer, enthusiast, traveller, adventurer. Born in Toronto November 13, 1916, died at the McCall Centre, Toronto, December 3, 2005. Survived by his immediate family - Bertha, Jim, Margaret, Rob, Cathy, Courtenay and Emilie - his brother Al and sister Dot, and by legions of relatives, Friends, colleagues and admirers. A Memorial Service and Celebration will be held at Applewood United Church, Thursday, December 15th, 2 p.m. No flowers please; a donation may be made in his name to The Canadian Cancer Society, or a church or charity of one's choice.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-15 published
BETTS, James George
Husband, father, grandfather, philosopher, executive, negotiator, investor, bridge player, mentor, tenor, writer, enthusiast, traveller, adventurer. Born in Toronto November 13, 1916, died at the McCall Centre, Toronto, December 3, 2005. Survived by his immediate family - Bertha, Jim, Margaret, Rob, Cathy, Courtenay and Emilie - his brother Al and sister Dot, and by legions of relatives, Friends, colleagues and admirers. A Memorial Service and Celebration will be held at Applewood United Church, Thursday, December 15th, 2 p.m. No flowers please; a donation may be made in his name to The Canadian Cancer Society, or a church or charity of one's choice.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
MEADS, Carmelle Elva Ellen (née MARTIN)
At the South Bruce Grey Health Services, Durham on Saturday, March 12, 2005, of Flesherton in her 82nd year. Carmelle MARTIN was the dearly beloved wife of the late Leroy MEADS and daughter of the late Charles MARTIN and Elva LEVER. Dear sister of Marge PARTRIDGE and Winetta BETTS both of Durham and the late Arthur MARTIN and Winnifred. She will always be loved and remembered by her sister-in-law Kay MARTIN of Mississauga, brother-in-law Don (Muriel) MEADS of Brechin, her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and her many Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, March 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Service will be held at Saint John's United Church, Flesherton on Tuesday, March 15, at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Eugenia and Saint John's United Church would be gratefully appreciated. Members of the L.O.B.A. are asked to assemble for service Monday at 7: 00 p.m.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
GROVES, Ethel Bettsy (formerly NEWMAN)
Entered into rest after a brief fight with cancer at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 with her three girls by her side and in her son's heart. Bettsy's great pride and joy was her family. She will be profoundly missed by her children Carolyn (Neil) TURNBULL, Janice (Charles) WHITE/WHYTE, John (Marty LOCKHART) NEWMAN and Nancy (John MILNE) NEWMAN. Her love and sense of tradition will be missed by her many grandchildren and their families: Emma and Sammie TURNBULL, Tim (Rhonda MELVIN) WHITE/WHYTE, Alison WHITE/WHYTE, Liam and Colin WEBSTER, Rachel (Rick) KRUYF and children Teo and Mackenzie and Gretchen (Zeion WILSON) NEWMAN and their daughter Zuzu. She was predeceased by her first love, Samuel John NEWMAN to whom she was married for 34 years and her beloved brothers Donald Arthur, Wallace Emerson, Stewart Andrew, Bruce George and John Stanley and two sisters Marjorie Jean and Margaret Bernice BETTS. She was a dear aunt to Joan, John, Judy, Lynne and to Helen, Ralph and Bruce. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 20 years, Wrexford GROVES of Beaverton and will be missed by his family, Don (Crystal) GROVES, Mary (Pat) BROWN and Bob (Laura) GROVES. The GROVES grandchildren and great-grandchildren have come to know Bettsy as their grandmother and will miss her dearly: Holly (Andrew) SOUTHWELL and children Meredith and Madelaine, Adam (Meghan) GROVES and children Evan and Aaron, Sean (Joann) BROWN and daughter Katie, Carey (Robert) FRASER and daughter Courtney, Daniel (Michelle) and son Danny and Kelly GROVES. Bettsy was a respected teacher for many years at Brock and Port Perry High Schools. She was very proud to have achieved her B.A. at the age of 62. Her life and energies were committed to family, church and community. The family will receive Friends at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 523 Simcoe Street, Beaverton on Friday at 2 p.m. Spring interment Smith Cemetery, Woodville. The family would appreciate memorial donations to St. Andrew's United Church or St. Paul's Anglican Church, Beaverton or charity of choice.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-24 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, James Lawson " Jim"
World War 2 Veteran R.C.N.V.R. After a brief illness, on Friday, April 22, 2005, at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, at the age of 85. Predeceased by his wife Joyce (BETTS.) Loving father of Michael, grandfather to Matthew. Jim was a Charter Member of the Oakville-Trafalgar Lions Club. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221, on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lions Club - Canine Vision would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to jamesfleming@wardfh.com

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
WOWCHUK, Henry
At the Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines on Friday July 15, 2005, Henry WOWCHUK of St. Catharines in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Monica (Koziej) WOWCHUK and loving uncle of Art (Nancy) BETTS of Bolton and great uncle of Greg, Adam, Dalton and Courtney. Dear step-father of Chris (Casey) NIKITCZUK and Edwin (Beverley) Koziej and their families both of St. Catharines. Brother-in-law of Art Betts Sr. of Bolton. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Magda WOWCHUK of Toronto, a sister Julia BETTS of Bolton and a nephew Andrew BETTS. Henry was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 418 in St. Catharines and a member of the Canadian Polish Society. The family will receive Friends at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Tuesday July 19, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Private family interment in Laurel Cemetery Bolton. Vigil prayers will be held in the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 418 St. Catharines will hold a memorial service in the funeral home Monday at 7: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit at Hotel Dieu Hospital St. Catharines. On-Line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
BETTS, Frank Edward
At the East General Hospital, Friday, September 16, 2005, in his 80th year. Predeceased by brothers Norman and Stanley. Fondly remembered by his nephews James and Douglas (Jill), his sister-in-law Louise, his nephew Brian (Julie), his nieces Heather (David) and Sandy (Brian), his grandniece and grandnephews. Frank served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War Two. He was a Certified Management Accountant for the Canadian National Railways, retiring after 46 years service. Frank, a quiet mostly solitary man, loved drives through the countryside, excelled in photography, he loved gadgets and electronics, miniature pianos and "Snoopy," but his greatest love was for his music. He played piano with a passion and has left for us a legacy of his recordings to enjoy. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, at 625 Birchmount Rd., on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. Reception and interment to follow. If desired, in lieu of flowers, in memory of Frank, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society."Mr. Piano Man Keep On Tickling Those Ivories"

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
BETTS, Arthur W.
(Purchased Village Grill, Bolton October 1952, sold May 1968, became Real Estate Agent September 1968; Member Toronto Real Estate Board for 36 years; Member True Blue Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 98, Bolton; former member Rotary Club of Bolton)
Peacefully, at his home, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, Arthur W. BETTS, Bolton, in his 83rd year, beloved husband of Rita and the late Julia (Judy) WOVCHUK. Dear father of Arthur and Nancy BETTS, Bolton and predeceased by Andrew. Dear step-father of Joe and Cathy LANGEN, Caledon; Ron LANGEN and Deanna McGUINNESS, Tottenham; Susan and Allan PRESTIDGE, Baxter. Loving grandfather of Greg, Adam, Dalton and Courtney; Kurtis and Bernadette; Vanessa, Richard and Jeremy; Dylan and Katrina. Dear brother of Allan BETTS, Myrtle BETTS and predeceased by Fred BETTS, Hilda STELLA, Edgar BETTS, Ethel BUSH, Ivan BETTS and Louise MAIDMENT. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213), Friday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, November 26 at 2 o'clock. Private family interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Caledon, 12295 Hwy. 50, Unit 4, Bolton L7E 1M2. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
BETTS, James George
Husband, father, grandfather, philosopher, executive, negotiator, investor, bridge player, mentor, tenor, writer, enthusiast, traveller, adventurer. Born in Toronto November 13, 1916, died at the McCall Centre, Toronto, December 3, 2005. Survived by his immediate family - Bertha, Jim, Margaret, Rob, Cathy, Courtenay and Emilie - his brother Al and sister Dot, and by legions of relatives, Friends, colleagues and admirers. A Memorial Service and Celebration will be held at Applewood United Church, Thursday, December 15th, 2 p.m. No flowers please; a donation may be made in his name to The Canadian Cancer Society, or a church or charity of one's choice.

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BETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
BETTS, Almeda W. (née WEBER)
At Brampton on Friday, December 30, 2005 at the age of 96. Almeda (née WEBER) of Brampton formerly of Flesherton was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth BETTS (1988.) Dear mother of Janet and her husband Bill ABERDEIN of Flesherton and Toronto. Much loved grandmother of Michael ABERDEIN and Suzanne of Brampton, Paul ABERDEIN and Debbie of Williamsford and great grandmother of Kevin, Samantha and Brodie ABERDEIN. She will be loved and remembered by her sisters Geraldine WARDMAN of Toronto and Lois FAWCETT of Kimberley. Predeceased by her parents David and Jennie WEBER, her brothers Lee, Ellis, Wayne, Ted and her sisters Wilda LAWRENCE and Opal ALEXANDER. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, January 1, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. The service will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 2 at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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BETTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-08 published
FIRSTBROOK, Virginia Ann (née McLARTY)
Passed away in Collingwood on March 6, 2005. She will be dearly missed by Scott FIRSTBROOK, her husband of 55 years, her daughter Joanne REILLY and her husband Keith of Toronto, her son Scott and wife Paula of Collingwood and daughter Nancy JENKINSON and husband Jim of Invermere, British Columbia. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret WALLACE and Nancy BETTSON and brother Alex McLARTY. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Brooke and Margot REILLY, Trevor and Leslie FIRSTBROOK and Barbara and Jaime JENKINSON. Service will be held at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood on Wednesday March 9th, 2005 at 2: 00 pm. Reception following the service at Osler Bluff Ski Club.

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BETTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
JOHN, Wally
Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 6, 2005, at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Helmut JOHN. Loving mother of Evelyn JOHN (Derek BETTY) and Robert JOHN (Francine.) Dear grandmother of Samantha and Brian. Wally is survived by her brothers Georg, Gunther and sisters Helga PENNER and Helena FORSTER, and their families. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where Friends will be received on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, October 8, 2005, at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. In Wally's memory, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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

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BETZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
McGEACHIE, Anne Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully, in her sleep, with her daughters and granddaughters by her side, on Sunday May 22, 2005, at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Predeceased by her loving husband William. Mother of Susan HODGES (Bill) and Patricia McGEACHIE (Art). Grandmother of Margaret, Beverly and Wilma HODGES and Dylan and MacKenzie GOTT. Great-grandmother of Tyler, Amanda and Cassandra. Sister of Merle BETZ. Predeceased by her brothers Charles, Victor, Joseph, Gordon, and sisters Evelyn, Jean and Alma. Visitation on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 25th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.

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BETZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-23 published
BAUMANN, Gertrude " Trudy" N.
On December 21, 2005, was ushered peacefully into the presence of her Lord; dear sister of Ruth KLAES (Kurt;) aunt of Tanya DEMMINGS (Ross), Natascha KOCEVAR (Dino) and Melanie BETZ (Peter) and great-aunt of Roan, Jolina, Alyssa and Haley. Faithful, retired missionary nurse who served in the Leprosy Mission Hospital at Naini, India; dear member of Willowdale Baptist Church. Trudy's life was touched by the lives of many in the Leprosy Mission, Willowdale Baptist Church, Bethany Courts, and the Wood Haven and she in turn enriched each of their lives. Family and Friends extend special thanks to Ernie, Lorna, Diane, Agatha, and all of the caregivers at the Wood Haven and to Myrna LARMET whose faithful Saturday morning visits were a highlight in Trudy's weekly schedule. Heaven has welcomed one of God's humble and great servants into its presence with the words of her own precious Lord: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant!" Friends will be welcomed at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, (416-223-6050) on Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 9 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Westminster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Leprosy Mission Canada. They will be applied to the renovations of the Naini Hospital Chapel.

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BETZNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
RAND, Dorothy P. (née BAKER)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Dorothy P. RAND (née BAKER) of R.R.#4 Woodstock in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold W. RAND (1994.) Dear mother of George and his partner Barb BETZNER of Curries, Murray and his wife Heather of Dunrobin and formerly of Saint Thomas, Susan LEARN and her husband Edward of R.R.#3 Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Darcie, Dan (Heather,) Jeremy (Cynthia,) and Steve RAND, Sarah and Laura LEARN and loved great-grandmother of Emily, Michael and Matthew RAND. Dear sister-in-law of Ruth BAKER. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Ernest and Philip BAKER. Dorothy was a member of the Women's Institute, the Curries United Church Women as well as a volunteer at Woodingford Lodge. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) Friday 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral will be held in the chapel Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Heather WEAVER- OROSZ officiating. Interment later in Pleasantview Cemetery, Curries. Contributions to the Canadian Red Cross (Tsunami Relief Fund) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BETZNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-28 published
RICHARDS, A.E. "Bert"
Died peacefully at home, Monday, April 25, 2005, at age 77. Dearly beloved husband of Lorna for 55 years. Loving father of David (Ginny), Doug (Kristine), and Rob. Dear grandfather of Bryn (Theresa), Blake (Michelle), Luke, Geordie, and Tasha. Survived by his dear sister Betty BETZNER. All will sorely miss Bert's wonderful humour, intelligence, energy, love, and devotion to family. He will also be missed by many Friends and other relatives. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Alice, sister Ruth KYLE and brothers Bob and Bill. Born in Summit, Ontario, Bert served briefly in the Canadian Armed Forces at the end of World War 2. He graduated from Victoria College at the University of Toronto prior to a long and devoted career with Bell Canada. At his request, his remains have been donated to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The family is having a private memorial service this week, and will hold a celebration of Bert's life for family and Friends at Kashwakamak Lake this summer (details to be announced). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be much appreciated.

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