BIRBRAGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-29 published
MOWATT, Ralph C.,P.Eng.
With great sadness we announce the passing of Ralph. Surrounded by family he peacefully left us at age 75 on Friday March 25th. Beloved husband of Amy and supportive father of Fred (Sandy), John (Adrienne), Geoffrey (Tracey) and Keith (Sandra). Predeceased by his parents Ralph and Hilda of Birkenhead, England. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Jonathan, Christopher, Philip, Jaclyn and Nicholas. Survived by his sister Mavis, niece Joyce of Campbellville and his Aunty Betty of Willaston, England. He will be remembered by sisters-in-law Cecelia (Jim and daughter Cecelia) and Peggy (Pat and son John) and their families in Liverpool, England, Doreen (Tom and children Alistair, Shona) of Oshawa.
Born in Birkenhead England on June 15, 1929, Ralph emigrated to Toronto in 1966 to join Canada Wire and Cable as Plant Manager, Leaside, retiring while working for their International Division. While an Englishman at heart he loved his life in Canada. Ralph will be remembered for his love of hosting a party, telling stories and jokes and being the Grandad who could fix the broken toy.
We wish to thank the nursing teams in the Intensive Care Unit and 4th Floor at Lakeridge Health Centre Oshawa with a special thanks to Dr. Donna BIRBRAGER for her caring and compassion.
A private cremation and service has taken place with final resting place at Landigam Cemetery on the Wirral Peninsula, England. In memory, contributions to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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BIRBRAGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
MOWATT, Ralph C., P.Eng.
With great sadness we announce the passing of Ralph. Surrounded by family he peacefully left us at age 75 on Friday, March 25th, 2005. Beloved husband of Amy and supportive father of Fred (Sandy), John (Adrienne), Geoffrey (Tracey) and Keith (Sandra). Predeceased by his parents Ralph and Hilda of Birkenhead, England. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Jonathan, Christopher, Philip, Jaclyn and Nicholas. Survived by his sister Mavis, niece Joyce of Campbellville and his Aunty Betty of Willaston, England. He will be remembered by sisters-in-law Cecelia (Jim and daughter Cecelia) and Peggy (Pat and son John) and their families in Liverpool, England, Doreen (Tom and children Alistair, Shona) of Oshawa. Born in Birkenhead, England on June 15, 1929, Ralph immigrated to Toronto in 1966 to join Canada Wire and Cable as Plant Manager, Leaside, retiring while working for their International Division. While an Englishman at heart he loved his life in Canada. Ralph will be remembered for his love of hosting a party, telling stories and jokes and being the Grandad who could fix the broken toy. We wish to thank the nursing teams in the Intensive Care Unit and 4th Floor at Lakeridge Health Centre Oshawa with a special thanks to Dr. Donna BIRBRAGER for her caring and compassion. A private cremation and service has taken place with final resting place at Landigam Cemetery on the Wirral Peninsula, England. In memory, contributions to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-23 published
NEWELL, Eva (MOYSE)
The Moyse Family would like to thank the many people who shared their love, support and prayers at the passing of our Mom, Eva NEWELL (MOYSE.) Thanks to Dr. MARSDEN: the nursing staff on 4-1 Major PILGRIM, Marion BIRCH, and the brass ensemble of the Salvation Army; Tillie MAINE and the Art Group; and to all our Friends and neighbours who offered kind words and strength. We were truly overwhelmed and grateful for all of the love and support we received.
- With our deepest thanks, Bob, Kevin, Trudy MOYSE and families.
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BIRCH o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-30 published
ATKINS, Reta (née RIVET)
Reta ATKINS a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg at the age of 74. Reta was born in Wallaceburg and was a daughter of the late Edmund and Cecilia (LAUZON) RIVET. She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church and had worked as a cashier for Gordon's Supermarket for many years. Beloved wife of 55 years to Fraser ATKINS. Loving mother of Victoria BIRCH and Joanne and her partner Andy LOW/LOWE/LOUGH all of Wallaceburg. She will be sadly missed by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Dolores CAMPBELL of Kitchener. Predeceased by 2 brothers Roland RIVET and Maurice RIVET and a sister Shirley CHARPENTIER. The late Reta ATKINS rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg and cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 2 p.m. from Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Fr. Greg BONIN, Celebrated the mass and Mrs. Fran FRALEIGH presided at the organ. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of Your Choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Reta ATKINS.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-05 published
MEADLEY, Marguerite " Meg" Mary
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home on Thursday, February 3, 2005, Marguerite (Meg) Mary MEADLEY of London in her 97th year. Devoted wife for 53 years of the Late Cyril Ernest MEADLEY (1988.) Loved mother of Ronald and his wife Jean MEADLEY of Vancouver, British Columbia and Sandra and her husband Gerald LIDINGTON of London. Proud and cherished grandmother of James and his wife Pauline MEADLEY of Halifax, Bruce and his wife Fiona MEADLEY of Vancouver, British Columbia, Darcy LIDINGTON and his wife Tatiana DE OLIVEIRA of London, Amy LIDINGTON of London, Erica LIDINGTON and her husband Michael KING of Montreal and great-grandchildren Callum MEADLEY and Andrew MEADLEY. Predeceased by her sister Pauline EDWARDS and brothers Frederick and Frank HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. At Meg's request there will be no visitation. A Private Family Celebration of Life will be held at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (652-2020) on Saturday, February 12, 2005. Cremation with interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com. Sincere thanks to Dr. David BIRCH and the staff of Meadow Park Nursing Home for the most caring and wonderful support of Meg. Deep and heartfelt appreciation to Patricia MacKAY and Cathy PEARSON for their precious gifts of loving companionship that truly blessed Marguerite's life. Marguerite was a grand and most beautiful lady and shall be forever deeply missed.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-05 published
SQUIRE, Raymond John
On Thursday, April 28th, 2005. Raymond John SQUIRE in his 99th year. Predeceased by his wife Reta (Feb. 4/04). Loving father of Orvin (Judy), Ted (Ann). Loving grandfather of Michelle, Leah, Michael, Marvin and Melvin. Dear great grandfather of Kailey, Curtis, Kiera, Kevin and Matthew. Raymond came from a family of 9, 2 sisters surviving. He will also be missed by his friend Sandra SQUIRE. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom, Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, 459 Second Street, London on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 2 p.m.. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's witnesses) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com. A very special thank you to Dr. BIRCH, the nurses and staff on the Oxford Wing of Meadow Park Nursing Home. You not only were his caregivers you were his Friends for that we thank you. Thank you to Raymond's roommates and Friends Howard, Jr. and Tom. You were special to him.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-03 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Vi and Bev
In loving memory of Vi ADAM/ADAMS June 7, 1997 and Bev ADAM/ADAMS August Never for a moment,
Are you very far away,
Absent and yet near you seem
And dearer every day.
Loved and remembered by Cheryl and Ken RUSSELL, Charlene and Charlie BIRCH, Shawn and Kelly ADAM/ADAMS and your grandchildren.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-19 published
KIRKHAM, Ruth
The "extended family" of the late Ruth KIRKHAM would like to express our heartfelt thanks to relatives and Friends who honoured Ruth's memory with many expressions of sympathy and support including funeral home visitations, memorial donations, cards, plants, and garden angel. We would also like to extend special thanks to the staff of McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home and Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR for their care and support. Not to be forgotten is the excellent care extended to Ruth at Meadow Park Nursing Home by Dr. D. BIRCH, the nursing and support staff, they did their best to make if feel like home to Ruth. Many of you were very special to her - thank you - Doreen, Janet and Amy Frayle

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
CULLIFORD, Frank Charles
Born in Glastonbury, England, passed away peacefully at his home in Kitchener on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy Kuntz KIEFFER. Loving father of Christopher (Leda) of Sudbury, Wendy GRELIK (Wally) of Kitchener, Stephen (Samantha) of Burlington, and Patricia NOLAN of Kitchener. Grandfather of Jonathon, Matthew and Jenny GRELIK. Stepfather of John KIEFFER and Mary Jo MAKARCHUK of Toronto, Dan (Stephanie) KIEFFER of Edmonton, and James (Tina) KIEFFER of Saint John, New Brunswick. Step-grandfather of Elise, Megan, Joceylen, Samantha and Madison. Son-in-law of Rosina KUNTZ of Formosa. Frank is survived by 1 brother Norman (Zeeta) and sisters Ivy BURGESS, Joan Davis (Jeff,) and Vivian Kenrick (Ken) in England, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in Ontario. Predeceased by his first wife, June (née ARROWSMITH) and sister Vera BIRCH. Frank served in the Second World War as a Radio-telegrapher/Tail Gunner with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. After the war, he followed the family tradition of employment within the shoe and leather industry. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 and joined Clarke's Shoes of Canada, and several years later began a multi-year career in retail. In recent years, he and his first wife June operated the Helen Anne Shop in Waterloo. Frank attended St. Georges Anglican Church, Kitchener. Frank's family will receive relatives and Friends on Friday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (749-8467). Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment Woodland Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the June and Frank Culliford Bursary, School of Theology, Thorneloe University, Sudbury or Saint John's Soup Kitchener would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1520 for Frank's memorial. Frank will be fondly remembered by his sons, daughters and all who knew him for his integrity, intelligence and humour.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-12 published
BIRCH, Christopher
On May 9, 2005, passed away at the age of 64. He will be greatly missed by his sons Michael, Kyle and Andrew and their mother Bianca, along with Heather and the many others who were a very important part of his life. We will all miss his kindness, his laughter, and his warm heart.
Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 from 2-5 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-15 published
MORTIFEE, Margaret Anderson (1921-2005)
Angel 'Incognito'; Undercover
Bodhisattva; Une Grande Dame...
"Marga', born in Bloomfontein, South Africa on January 19th, 1921, made her transition to the other side surrounded by her five children and loved ones at 6: 10 p.m. on Monday, December 12th, 2005 after a thankfully brief illness with cancer.
Born of Scottish parents, Marga was raised in the Orange Free State in South Africa. A volunteer Corporal in the South African Army during World War 2, this "Canteen Cutie" served primarily in Egypt, driving 5-ton lorries and contributing to a variety of other duties. At war's end, she met and married Bill ('Monty') MORTIFEE (deceased October 1st, 1998) in Pretoria, South Africa. As the wife of a Member of Parliament, she lived half time on a sugar cane farm in Zululand and half time in Cape Town. There she had four daughters (Margaret, Ann, Mary and Jane). In 1956 the family immigrated to Vancouver where she then had a son (Peter). She volunteered for a number of organizations. She had a keen interest in modern history and current events. She loved to read, particularly biographies. She was a supporter of the arts and innumerable humanitarian charities. In her later years she was thrilled to finally take up the art of painting.
Marga was a woman of extraordinary kindness, compassion and generosity. Her greatest devotion was to diminishing the suffering of others. Nothing gave her greater satisfaction and joy than knowing that those she cared about were well. Her primary passion was her family and her dearest loved ones. She had true empathy with an unusual capacity to listen and an authentic interest in people's lives. Her outrageous and irreverent sense of humour endeared her to all who met her.
Mum/Granny is survived by her five children Margaret MORTIFEE (Julien-Jacques SABY,) Ann MORTIFEE (Paul HORN,) Mary SIMONIN (Mark DRABOT), Jane MORTIFEE, Peter MORTIFEE (Nancy FISCHER), and her eight grandchildren Georges BOIS, Robert BOIS, Dora-Jane SIMONIN, Luke SIMONIN, Devon MORTIFEE, Jessica BIRCH, Lauren MORTIFEE and Claire MORTIFEE.
It is with both grief at the loss of such a beacon of light and yet profound gratitude for all the blessings she bestowed on so many of us, that the family invite those of you whose lives were touched by her to come and join in a celebration of her life on Sunday, December 18th, 2005 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (Jericho Club House). Marga requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
BIRCH, Phyllis Elena (née DIPLOCK)
Passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday, April 8, 2005. Wife of the late John Henry BIRCH of Toronto. Beloved mother of J. (Ross) BIRCH of Honey Harbour. Dearly loved grandmother of Jennifer, Heather and Ben. Cremation has taken place. In memory of Phyllis, donations to Barrie Manor (340 Blake Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1L3) would be appreciated by the family.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
BIRCH, Christopher
On May 9, 2005, passed away at the age of 64. He will be greatly missed by his sons Michael, Kyle and Andrew and their mother Bianca, along with Heather and the many others who were a very important part of his life. We will all miss his kindness, his laughter, and his warm heart. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 from 2-5 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
LOCKE, Irene
Suddenly after a brief illness on Sunday, June 5th, 2005. Beloved wife of Les for 43 years. Loving mother of Arlene MINISTER (Fred.) Devoted Nana to Kimberely BIRCH (Frank). Irene will be forever loved by her family, Friends and good neighbours. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A complete service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Cremation. If desired, donations to the Ontario Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. God saw the road was hard to climb and softly whispered, "Peace be Thine".

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
BONE, Elsie Frances
Peacefully, at Southlake Residential Village, on Sunday, September 18, 2005. Elsie (née ESPEY,) dear wife of the late Norman BONE. Loving mother of Nelson BURNS (deceased,) Barbara MOSS, Arlene CLAYTON, Diane BIRCH, Gordon BONE, and Janet CLEMENT. Also survived by her eight grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Cecil ESPEY. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), after 12 noon Tuesday for a Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Interment Maple Cemetery. In Elsie's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice.

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BIRCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
DESROCHERS, Georges Etienne
Born January 1, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec. A man of deep faith, he was called home to his Lord and Saviour on December 2, 2005. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 from 1939 to 1945 and continued to serve as a reservist until 1964. He worked for the Canadian Post Office and then as an immigration officer with Canadian Customs and Immigration retiring in 1976. Loving husband and soulmate of Isabel. It was love at first sight and continued for over 60 years. He was a loving and devoted father to Diane BIRCH, his only child. He is survived by his brother Jean Charles DESROCHERS of Laval and sister Georgette Desrochers FORTIN of Quebec City. He will be missed and fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and all those who knew him. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
PERRY, Ellen
Peacefully in her sleep, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Monday January 31, 2005, Ellen PERRY formerly of Glencoe and Wardsville in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Bert PERRY. Survived by her children, Bob (Thelma) PERRY, Lois STOCKING, Margaret PERRY, Charles (Lenora) PERRY, Ken (Marilyn) PERRY; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, sister Louisa Fowler, sisters-in-law Isabell and Lillian BERDAN and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Marie and brothers, Fred, A.D., Allan, George, Archie, Cameron and Mark granddaughter Lorrie PERRY, great-grand_son Joseph CARMICHAEL and great-great-granddaughter Chloe LAPATERAL. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 3rd at 3: 30p.m. Rev. Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Beattie Haven, Wardsville, Four Counties Health Services Foundation or the Charity of your choice.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-16 published
CARRUTHERS, Donald James
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Monday, February 14, 2005, Donald James CARRUTHERS of R.R.#4 Appin in his 85th year. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret E. (McINTYRE) (1997.) Survived by his sons, Danny and his wife Penny-Lynn of Waterloo, Ken and his wife Janet of Glencoe, David and his wife Donna of R.R.#4 Appin, his grandchildren, Stacey and Paula CARRUTHERS, Melissa and Chris SAWYER, Brian and Angela CARRUTHERS, Brent and Robert CARRUTHERS, and 2 great grandchildren, Ethan CARRUTHERS and Reegan SAWYER. Also survived by his brother Murray and 2 sisters, Norma LAIDLAW and Audrey ATCHINSON. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Edwin and Glen. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 17 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-13 published
HUSTON, Clare Edgar
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of a great man and a dear friend. Peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Saturday, March 12th, 2005, Clare Edgar HUSTON. Born October 12th, 1914, a lifetime resident of Ekfrid Township. Dear husband of the late Erminie (FLENWICK) (1994.) Survived by several nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Jean HUSTON. son of the late Edgar and Charity and predeceased by sister Doris and three brothers Melvin, Russell and Ivan. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges, on Monday, March 14th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Tuesday, from the funeral home commencing at 1 o'clock p.m. with Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Longwoods Cemetery, Melbourne. Donations to the Melbourne Presbyterian Church or charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-15 published
JOHNSON, Kathleen " Kay" Isabella (née PATERSON)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, May 14, 2005 Kathleen "Kay" I. (PATERSON) JOHNSON of Strathroy, Ontario in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late John A. JOHNSON (1976.) Dear sister of Mary Ellen McKENZIE (John) of R.R.#6 Strathroy, Ross PATERSON (Eunice) of Strathroy, Howard PATERSON of Jolliet, Illinois. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Duncan Alex and Isabella (McKENZIE) PATERSON and brother John A. PATERSON. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral service from the Gutherie Presbyterian Church, Brook Street, Melbourne on Tuesday, May 17th at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend Brian McKENZIE and Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL will officiate. Interment in Longwood Cemetery Melbourne. Order of the Eastern Star Parkhill Chapter #265 Memorial Funeral Service Monday at 7: 00 p.m. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. JOHNSON at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-03 published
JEFFERY, Luke
At Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, on Wednesday, June 01, 2005, Luke JEFFERY formerly of Appin in his 92nd year. Loving husband of the late Alma (KELLESTINE) (1999.) Loving father of Rev. Shirley JEFFERY of Drayton, Margie and Ken WILSON of Appin. Grandfather of Pam and Dave WATTERWORTH, Christopher STONER and Janice DYKSTRA, Jacquie JAMES, Kari and Mark McDONALD. Loved by 5 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Dear brother of Vera GOLDRICK and brother-in-law of Odetta JEFFERY. Predeceased by 4 sisters, Betty BOYCE, Sarah DEARING, Jessie DEARING, Georgina GREGORY and his brother John A. JEFFERY. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Longwood Cemetery, Melbourne. Memorial donations may be made to Appin Presbyterian Church.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-20 published
EVENS, Anne (née DERBYSHIRE)
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Saturday, June 18, 2005, Anne EVENS (née DERBYSHIRE) of Glencoe and formerly of the Paisley area in her 74th year. Survived by her husband Stanley EVENS, and her children; Shirley CORRAN, Dorothy HUBBARD, Barb (John) LAKE, Ed (Marlene) EVENS, Jim (Brenda) EVENS, Paul (Amy) EVENS, and Jerry (Cheryl) EVENS. Also survived by one sister and 5 brothers, Christine WELCH, Ernie (Marg), Leonard (Donna), Jack (Jackie,) Donny (Linda,) Kenny (Cora) DERBYSHIRE, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Meta DERBYSHIRE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Longwood Cemetery, Melbourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-21 published
EVENS, Anne (née DERBYSHIRE)
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Saturday, June 18, 2005, Anne EVENS (née DERBYSHIRE) of Glencoe and formerly of the Paisley area in her 74th year. Survived by her husband Stanley EVENS, and her children; Shirley CORRAN, Dorothy HUBBARD, Barb (John) LAKE, Ed (Marlene) EVENS, Jim (Brenda) EVENS, Paul (Amy) EVENS, and Jerry (Cheryl) EVENS. Loved by 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also survived by one sister and 5 brothers, Christine WELCH, Ernie (Marg), Leonard (Donna), Jack (Jackie), Donny (Linda,) Kenny (Cora) DERBYSHIRE, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Meta DERBYSHIRE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Longwood Cemetery, Melbourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-05 published
GEORGE, William Kenneth
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of William Kenneth GEORGE of Glencoe, at London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 in his 68th year. Ken will be lovingly missed by his wife of 46 years, Donna (née WATSON;) his three sons, Wayne (Rhonda) of Strathroy, David of Strathroy, and Ron of London; his three grandchildren, Ryan, Adam and Alyssa of Strathroy. Sadly missed by brothers and sisters, Eileen of Chatham, Catherine (Gary) of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Doris (Dennis) of Chatham, John (Alana) of Glencoe, Jim (Connie) of Mount Forest and brother-in-law of Lois and Doug GOLDRICK of Strathroy. Missed also by several nieces, nephews and cousins and fondly remembered by Lisa. Predeceased by his parents, Albert (1996) and Clara (2001) GEORGE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of your choice.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-06 published
TRELFORD, Karen Diane (née BIRCHALL)
At Victoria Hospital, London after a brave battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Karen Diane (BIRCHALL) TRELFORD of London in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of John TRELFORD. Dear mother of Haley MARKVOORT of London and step-mother of Lindsay TRELFORD. Dear daughter of Eileen and Pat CRUDGE and the late Eric BIRCHALL. Dear sister of Gail McINTYRE and her husband Doug, Carl BIRCHALL and his wife Laurie all of London and Lynn VAN BUREN and her husband Ian of Nova Scotia. Also loved by her grandchildren Mikhaela MOORE and Tyler ALLISON. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. At Karen's request there will be no funeral service. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
FICHTER, Audrey
The family of the late Audrey FICHTER would like to express their sincere thanks to Friends, relatives and co-workers for the cards, floral tributes, memorial donations, visits, food and words of kindness during the recent loss of Audrey, a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and co-worker. A sincere thank you to Dr. SWIFT, Para-Med workers, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Dr. VANDENBURG and staff at the L.R.C.C. for their care. Thanks also to the Arn Funeral Home and the Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL for her message of comfort and guidance. Everyone's thoughtfulness and kindness will never be forgotten.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-06-21 published
EVENS, Anne (née DERBYSHIRE)
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Saturday, June 18, 2005, Anne EVENS (née DERBYSHIRE) of Glencoe, and formerly of the Paisley area, in her 74th year. Survived by her husband Stanley EVENS, and her children Shirley CORRAN, Dorothy HUBBARD, Barb (John) LAKE, Ed (Marlene) EVENS, Jim (Brenda) EVENS, Paul (Amy) EVENS, and Jerry (Cheryl) EVENS. Loved by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister and 5 brothers, Christine WELCH, Ernie (Marg), Leonard (Donna), Jack (Jackie,) Donny (Linda,) Kenny (Cora) DERBYSHIRE, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Meta DERBYSHIRE. Relatives and Friends were received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe, Monday evening, from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Rev. Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Longwoods Cemetery, Melbourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
MacKENZIE, Neil M.
Peacefully, in North York General Hospital, on Wednesday, December 29, 2004, in his 80th year. Dearest husband of Janet and much loved dad of Ann and Craig (Pam). Predeceased by his three brothers. Fond uncle of Craig and family in Edinburgh, and Neil and family in Cumbria. Brother-in-law of Maitland (the late Helen) BIRCHALL, and the late Bob (Elizabeth) BIRCHALL. Dear uncle of Liz BIRCHALL. The family greatly appreciates the compassionate care and guidance given by Doctors David KENDAL and Albert KIRSHEN and Neil's nurse, Jasmine DHANJI. Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), Monday from 12-1 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. Reception to follow. In memoriam donations to Saint Elizabeth Health Care or the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care would be appreciated by his family.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
MICHIE, " Mich" David (March 13, 1919-February 18, 2005)
Peacefully "Mich" passed away in his home. He is survived by his sister Jessie BIRCHALL, niece Pat HAWTHORNE and nephew Brian BIRCHALL of Toronto. Served in World War 2, "Mich" later joined Air Canada and retired after 33 years as an Aircraft Mechanic. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunted, fished, enjoyed his cottage and lived a full life. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton) on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. "Mich" loved animals, so in lieu of flowers, donations to Boxer Rescue Ontario, P.O. Box 7, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 3C2, would be appreciated.

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BIRCHALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
MARTIN, James Gilchrist " Jim"
Proudly served in the Canadian Army as an instructor at Base Borden (1943-1946), First Lieutenant, World War 2. Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Saturday, February 26, 2005, Jim MARTIN, in his 86th year, beloved husband of Wilma EMBREE for 61 years. Loving father of James (Gil) and Ka Ling MARTIN, Thomas (Tom) MARTIN and Brenda TAILOR/TAYLOR, Heather and Jack YOUNG, Gary and Pam MARTIN, Beverley and Wayne ROBINSON and special son Michael and Debbie WILTON. Devoted grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Jim will sadly be missed by his brothers and sisters Gordon (deceased) and Jackie MARTIN, Tom MARTIN (deceased,) Wally and Kay MARTIN, Phyliss and Harold NICHOLSON, Helen (deceased) and John (deceased) BIRCHALL, Betty (deceased) and Jim (deceased) PROVAN, John (deceased) and Freida MARTIN, Marjorie and Glen (deceased) FOSSEY, Glenn and Dolly MARTIN. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) on Thursday morning, March 3 from 10 o'clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 12 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario Chapter, 30 - 1730 McPherson Court, Pickering L1W 3E6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com 'Til we meet again'

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BIRCHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
CLANCY, Derretta
Surrounded by her family, in her home in Dwight, on Friday, December 2, 2005 in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Paul for 49 years. Cherished mother of David, Don (Brenda,) Kathy (Doug BIRCHARD) and Laurie (Russ FOSTER.) Loving grandma to Rebecca, Trevor, Troy, Shanna, Courtney, Todd, Kelsey, Scott, Michelle and Craig and great-grandma to Jordan and Kyle. Dear sister of Harvey and Earl HEWGILL. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 lights south of Eglinton, on the east side of Dixie Rd.) 905-602-1580 on Tuesday, December 6th, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Funeral Service to follow at 1 p.m. Cremation. In Derretta's memory, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BIRCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
James GUILLET, Chemist and Teacher: (1927-2005)
University of Toronto professor figured out how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down plastic litter in sunlight, writes Sandra MARTIN. He discovered he could 'make it disappear'
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page S7
A "green" chemist, James GUILLET was fascinated by photosynthesis in plants and the wonders that nature could create with solar light and water. He wanted to mimic the function of natural systems in his laboratory.
As a scientist, he was a pioneer in establishing photochemistry and photophysics of the polymer system as an important and separate discipline in chemistry. As an inventor, he used his scientific discoveries in practical applications for human and environmental benefit. During his lifetime he registered more than 100 patents, including a process for making plastics (such as foam coffee cups and fast food clam-shell containers) decompose in sunlight, and an agricultural mulch film That smothers weeds during the growing season and then breaks down into the soil in the winter.
Although he was honoured as a scientist, he did not see his progressive ideas widely embraced by industry and government in this country. On the contrary, he was frustrated by self-interested environmentalists and paper manufacturers who lobbied against the industrial use of his "man-made plastics."
He was revered by colleagues and students, many of whom called him "the Boss" and came from around the world to work with him. "He was not the professor with blinders on his eyes who could only see science," says his Polish colleague Maria NOWAKOWSKA. He loved opera and theatre, growing orchids, swimming and sailing at the family cottage he designed and built nearly 50 years ago.
James Edwin GUILLET was born into an academic Toronto family his father, Edwin, was a prominent historian and the author of Early Life in Upper Canada, among many other books. They lived in the Annex neighbourhood of the city before moving to the suburbs when Jim was 12. Summers were spent with their Ohio relatives at on Horseshoe Island in Stoney Lake near Peterborough.
Musician Sue POLANYI went there, too, as a child because her father was the Anglican Minister at the rectory on the island. "He was immensely handsome as a young man," remembers Ms. POLANYI, and he "grew up to have a grip on business like no other chemist" because he "wasn't a dreamer -- he was a practical man."
After attending Huron Street School, young Jim GUILLET went to the University of Toronto Schools and then the University of Toronto. He joined the campus camera club, winning first prize in a photography contest judged by Yousuf KARSH, with a black and white picture called "Valley of the Shadows" that he had taken of the rocks in the creek at the bottom of his parents' East York home. Prof. GUILLET always attributed his success in finding summer jobs at Eastman Kodak to his early passion for photography.
He graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours degree in physics and chemistry in 1948. Unable to find a job in Canada, he began working fulltime as a research chemist for Eastman Kodak, first, in Rochester and, then, in Kingsport, Tennessee.
During the day, he worked on new types of graft and block copolymers but spent his evenings enjoying the company of Helen BIRCHER, a young university graduate from Nashville, Tennessee., who had recently moved to Kingsport to work for the Girl Scouts. "It was a very small town and everybody knew everybody and we had a ball," she said, "dating and hiking and parties and church." They were married in 1953 in Nashville.
The next year, the GUILLETs went to Saint John's College, Cambridge, in England. Rationing was still in effect, the best form of transport was a bicycle, and they found lodging in a thatched cottage. He studied under R.G.W. Norrish, a future Nobel laureate, earning his Ph. D in photochemistry in 1955. Twenty years later, the university honoured him with an Sc. D, a doctor of science.
After Cambridge, the GUILLETs went back to Kodak in Kingsport, where all four of their children were born. James worked as senior research chemist and later research associate in charge of polyolefin research before joining the chemistry department at the University of Toronto as an associate professor in 1963. At the time, he had 30 U.S. patents and had published 20 scientific papers.
John POLANYI, a future Nobel laureate in chemistry, was on the hiring committee. "He had a great string of patents to his name and we worried that he wasn't going to fit into academe," he remembered, noting the cultural disparities between industry and the "ivory towers."
Fears that Prof. GUILLET's approach might be too commercial proved groundless. In 1969, he was promoted to full professor and named professor emeritus in 1991. "His bent was to do academic science and to figure out why things happened the way they did, rather than how useful they were," said Prof. POLANYI. "He warned all the time against letting the applications of science dominate the university agenda."
At the time, polymer chemistry wasn't a particularly sexy field. That changed largely because of Prof. GUILLET's work. Hearkening back to his early interest in light and shadow in photography, Prof. GUILLET's main areas of research involved studying the way polymers react to light. Polymers are large molecules made from smaller and simpler molecules. They can be artificial, such as plastics, or natural, such as proteins and DNA. Before his time, people were interested in how light reacts with small molecules and he advanced the science with large molecules.
This research led to one of his most important discoveries: how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down in sunlight. In other words, a potential antidote to much of the world's litter problems.
In true scientific fashion, the solution came to him while he was working with his students on the opposite problem: creating a polymer that is resistant to the sun's rays. Electrical wires, which are insulated with plastic, have to be replaced every so often because the sun rots the plastic, making it useless as an insulator.
In 1969, while Prof. GUILLET was working on developing sun-hardy polymers, he went on vacation with his wife Helen to Andros Island in the Bahamas. Disturbed by the litter floating ashore from cruise ships, he realized he could "make it disappear," according to Mrs. GUILLET. All he had to do was to create polymers that were less resistant to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
And of course he did. He registered three patents for photodegradable polymers in 1970, assigning the rights to the U of T. That same year, he started a high-tech company called EcoPlastics to manufacture ecolyte bio-cyclic plastics. The company, which also did contract research on tar sands and greenhouse films, was never able to raise the necessary capital in Canada. A Dutch deal collapsed after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries oil crisis of the 1970s. About 50 per cent of EcoPlastics was acquired by a American entrepreneur in 1986.
Instead of a stock-market bonanza for the U of T, Prof. GUILLET was awarded a Lindbergh Grant worth $10,000 in recognition of his efforts to create a better balance between technology and the environment. He and a colleague were also awarded a gold medal and Canada's patent number 1,000,000 for inventing photodegradable plastics. Some years later, a cynical Prof. GUILLET observed, "It is perhaps a measure of the government's commitment to science and technology that the medal turned out to be gold plated!"
During his career, James GUILLET published nearly 300 scientific papers and wrote 80 patent applications. He founded two other companies besides EcoPlastics. Medi-Pro Sciences Ltd., which was incorporated in 1976, did research on artificial skin and medical applications of plastics. Solarchem Corporation (1984) tried to develop pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals for pollution control using sunlight as the primary energy source.
He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a Killam Research Fellowship in 1987 and the International Award of the Society of Polymer Science in 1999. During his career, he supervised 28 Ph. D. theses, 26 masters degrees and 50 post-doctoral fellows and research associates.
He immersed himself in the lives and problems of his students and the scientists who came from around the world to work with him. "I thought he was a wonderful person who cared about his students and would spend hours and hours tutoring them if they were having a problem," says Susan ARBUCKLE, his secretary since she moved here from California in 1971.
That sentiment was echoed by John FRASER, Master of Massey College at the U of T, who called on Prof. GUILLET a number of times to mentor troubled science students. "He was just incredible," said Mr. FRASER. "He knew what their log jam was and who they should speak to." He also gave the college two Paul Kane portraits that had belonged to his father.
One of his research associates was Maria NOWAKOWSKA, now vice-rector for research and international relations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Back in the early 1970s, Prof. NOWAKOWSKA, then a Ph. D student, went to an international conference in Prague, one of the few places she could visit before the fall of communism. Prof. GUILLET, who was the keynote speaker, spoke with her after her presentation because he "always had the idea to approach young people who needed his hand and his help," Prof. NOWAKOWSKA said by telephone from her home this week.
He invited her to work in his lab, a trip she couldn't make for 15 years because of work and family commitments and the hurdles erected by the state to keep her from defecting to the West. She says his lab, then, was the best in the world in photophysics and photochemistry and "supervisors were fighting" to find places for their students "to work with Jim GUILLET."
She arrived with no luggage, no place to stay, no computer, and almost no cash, so Prof. GUILLET took her home where she was treated as a member of the family and given a bed until she found a place to live. It was the beginning of an international collaboration that continued until his death. Working with him was like being in "a volcano of ideas," she said. "People respected him and each other."
She met with him for the last time before Prof. GUILLET underwent heart surgery in August. Even in hospital he was still encouraging her to pursue new patents on natural polymers and publish the results.
James Edwin GUILLET was born in Toronto on January 14, 1927. He died September 23, 2005, from complications following successful bypass surgery. He is survived by his wife, two siblings, four children and nine grandchildren.

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