BLAIRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
UTTING, Robert Arthur "Bob" (June 15, 1923-March 18, 2005)
Bob Utting passed away peacefully at his home in Maitland, Ontario on Friday, March 18th, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Joan (EVANS.) Beloved father of Holly MONTGOMERY (Alan) of Aylmer, Ontario, the late Douglas Robert, Heather STRONACH (James) of Ottawa and Timothy UTTING (Elinor) of Brockville. Dear grandfather of Carrie THEISSLER (David) of Barrie, Jeff MONTGOMERY (Krista) of London, Ontario, Andrew STRONACH (Julie) of Toronto, Matthew STRONACH of Etobicoke, Douglas and Sarah UTTING of Brockville. Cherished great-grandfather of Benjamin, Olivia, Chelsea, and Shawn. Bob is also survived by his sister Margaret OSBORNE and his sister-in-law Thelma UTTING, both of Niagara Falls, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Herbert UTTING and his mother Florence (HADINGHAM) UTTING, his sister Helen ADAM/ADAMS and her two husbands Ernest LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and Sydney ADAM/ADAMS, his brother Bill UTTING, his sister Elizabeth (Bib) UTTING and his brother-in-law Edward OSBORNE. Bob grew up in Niagara Falls and graduated from Stamford Collegiate. After high school, Bob began his career with The Royal Bank of Canada in 1940 in Niagara Falls, a career which spanned five decades and culminated in his retirement as Vice Chairman of the bank in 1985. Bob and his family travelled extensively during his career, including stints in Hong Kong, New York, Nassau, Bahamas, and London, England. His career with the Royal Bank was interrupted only by his service from 1942 to 1946 as a Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force Ferry Command during World War Two. In 1985, Bob founded his own consulting company of which he was President until 1996. Bob was also a Director of several leading corporations in Canada and abroad including Cambridge Shopping Centres Limited, Prudential Assurance of Canada, The Philadelphia Fund, Eagle Growth Fund, Continental Can Company Inc, Munich Reinsurance, Tiedemann/ Goodnow International Capital Corp, MICC Investments Limited, Commodore Computers, Dominion Bridge, R.A. Utting and Associates Inc., and Managing Director of Roywest Banking Corporations Limited. Bob was also a former Chairman of the Board of Halco Shipping, Avcorp Industries, Optimal Robotics Corp, the Mortgage Insurance Company of Canada, Canadian General Insurance and Arbitrage Associates Ltd. We will remember his love of music, especially the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, his resounding laughter and tremendous sense of humour, especially for British comedy, his legendary ability as a captivating storyteller and his belief in the power of positive thinking. Above all, Bob will be remembered for his love of his family and pride in their accomplishments and for his tireless efforts and dedication to whatever cause he took on. Bob's family would like to thank Dr. Lydia LO and Dr. Mark NOSS for their diligent efforts on his behalf. We would also like to thank Bob's nurses; Cindy EDWARDS, Carole KELSEY, Rennie GEMMELL, Vivianna MORGAN, Carol BLAIRE, Tina DYKSTRA, Cyndy DENIS, Sandy ANDERSON, Darlene CARR, Joe HANNA, Eunice PATTEMORE, Nancy FARMER and the nurses of Bayshore Health Care and Saint Elizabeth Health Care for their unending kindness.
Visitation will be held at Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel, 5176 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario (905) 354-5614 on Tuesday, March 22nd from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Lundy's Lane United Church, Niagara Falls. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In memoriam donations may be made to The Brockville General Hospital Foundation, 75 Charles Street, Brockville, Ontario K6V 1S8 (613) 345-1465 ext. 1362, or Lundy's Lane United Church. Online tributes may be made at www.mem.com.

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BLAIRS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-14 published
BROWN, Ellen " Nell" (née GOMM)
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham, on Thursday, January 13th, 2005. Nell (née GOMM,) of Durham, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Victor BROWN. Loving and devoted mother of Donna BACHINGER, of Midland, Allister BROWN, of Durham and Doug BROWN (Melanie VIGRASS,) of Minden. Loved grandmother of Jacob BACHINGER, of Saskatchewan, Rebecca BACHINGER (Lawrence BLAIRS,) of Toronto and Brad and Tori BROWN, of Minden. Dear sister of Marion WEPPLER, Anne B. LEHMAN, Dorothy BEATON (Keith) and Ruby BROWN (Gordon.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her infant sister, Ruth and her son-in-law, Jack BACHINGER. In respect of Mrs. BROWN's former request, there will be no visitation. A private family Funeral Service will be held at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home, Durham. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Durham Hospital would be appreciated
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BLAIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-12 published
PEARSON, Shirley A. (née REAUME)
At her residence on Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Shirley A. PEARSON of Aylmer in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late Ted PEARSON (1985) and the late James SCHNEKENBURGER (1974.) Dear mother of Barb PAYNE and husband Arden of Saint Thomas, Shirley-Lynn DOLLY and husband Nathan of Pt. Burwell, Joe SCHNEKENBURGER and wife Cheryl of Blenheim, Theresa LAMOURE and husband Wayne of Aylmer, Gail PEARSON and partner Chris ANASTASSAKIS of Brantford, Ruth CANNING and husband Mike of Springfield and Darcy PEARSON of London. Loving grandmother of Natalie, Rebecca, Brandy, Gordon, Nathan, April, Annette, Morrison, Matthew, Joel, Olivia, Laura, Mike, Nicholas, Derek, Shaylene and Cody and great-grandmother to Joey. Sister to Maxine BLAIS and aunt to Michelle, Shawn and Chris. She will be sadly missed by a dear friend Lloyd BELLAMY. Predeceased by a brother Morrison REAUME. Born in Chatham on November 28, 1938 daughter of Olive (MORRISON) REAUME of London and the late Matthew REAUME. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be held on Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BLAIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-05 published
BLAIS, Joseph
In loving memory of a father and grandfather, Joseph BLAIS, who passed always May 5th, 1982.
I'm thinking of you today and always Dad.
Missed is the touch of your friendly hand,
Gone is your kindness beyond recall
Gone to a world where peace and love
Are given and gained by all.
All our love; Never forgotten, Tracy, Scott, Jamie and Kristin CLASSEN.

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BLAIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
DUCHARME, Eugene Joseph
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Goderich, on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Eugene Joseph DUCHARME of Clinton in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Ruth (GLAZIER) DUCHARME. Loving father and father-in-law of Wayne and Rick DUCHARME both of Clinton, Sharon BLAIS of London and Scott and Cheryl DUCHARME of Brucefield. Cherished grandfather of Amber and Dylan DUCHARME and Michael BLAIS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Cecilia and Leonard TOCKER of London, Gerard and Mary DUCHARME of Zurich, Annette OVERHOLT of London, Rose-Anne and Dennis OVERHOLT of Zurich, Yvonne OVERHOLT of Zurich, Charles DUCHARME of R.R.#2, Zurich, Carol DUCHARME of Hensall, Ken and Jo-Ann DUCHARME of St. Joseph, Barbara and Dick RAU of Zurich, Marilyn HASSAL of London, Dianne WILSON of London and Barry and Barbara GLAZIER of Grand Bend. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Theresa (SREENAN) DUCHARME, one brother Larry DUCHARME and by two brothers-in-law George and Phill OVERHOLT. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Clinton on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in Clinton Cemetery at a later date. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BLAIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-24 published
MELLING, Terrence " Terry" William (1946-2005)
Terrence (Terry) William MELLING, beloved husband of Robin PRESBER of Calgary, Alberta passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 21, 2005 at the age of 58 years. Terry was born on October 26, 1946 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. In 1982 he became Prairie Regional Director for the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He enjoyed golfing, sailing and spending time at the family cabin at Flotten Lake. Terry was a devoted husband, father, brother, and son who valued his family above all. Besides his loving wife Robin Presber MELLING and her children Cody and Courtney PRESBER of Calgary, Alberta, Terry is also survived by the love of his life - daughter Caitlin MELLING of Calgary, Alberta; father John MELLING of Makwa, Saskatchewan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lynne GERVAIS and Judy and Ron BLAIS; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Cathy MELLING, Jack and Donna MELLING, and Noël and Carol CLEVELAND; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his mother Myrtle (Kit) in 2002; and brother Lloyd in 1958. Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis and Holloway'S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, Alberta) Today, August 24, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Makwa Community Cemetery (Makwa, Saskatchewan). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Emergency Room Staff at the Foothills Medical Centre. In living memory of Terry MELLING, a tree will be planted by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3G 2T3. Telephone: (403) 241-0044

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BLAIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
THOROSKI, Frank
(World War 2 Veteran) Peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans' Wing in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Nancy. Loving father of Raymond (Sheila), Diane (Jim PEDDLE,) and John. Devoted Gigi of Ian and Scott. Dear brother of Henry (Adelaide), Josie (Ed BACIC), Rose, and Pat (Doug BLAIS). A heartfelt thanks to the staff of K3W Wing at Sunnybrook for their care over the last four years. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A service will be held on Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Glenview Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Sunnybrook Women's College Foundation - Veterans' Wing would be appreciated by the family. Condolences can be sent to frank.thoroski@wardfh.com

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BLAIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
SPALDING, Cecilé (née BLAIS)
Passed away at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Edward and his wife Ann and the late Suzanne. Cherished Grandma of Kelly and her husband David RICHARDS and Peter SPALDING. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Cecilé was the oldest living graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Private family interment at a later date. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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BLAIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-02 published
BLAIS, Hazel Pearl (née HOBSON)
Peacefully passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2005, with her family by her side at the Toronto East General Hospital at the age of 88 years. Happily married for 57 years to her husband Armand. Loving mother to Linda (Ron) and Janice (Bob). Beloved grandma to Peter (Lydia), Ronald (Teddi) and Tiffany. Great grandmother to Cameron and Riley. Survived by her sister Mae and brother Harold. Hazel will never be forgotten by her nieces, nephews and extended family and Friends. Visitation to be held at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Wednesday August 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a Service in the Funeral Home Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BLAIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
BLAIS, Christopher Phillip
Unexpectedly, on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, of Mississauga. Beloved son of Carole (Frederick) KEENAN and Les BLAIS. Loving brother of Glenn, Darryle (Josephine) and Leslie. Father of Jessica and Eric. Proud uncle of Barry, Carly-Marie, Mitchelle and Jenny. Christopher will be sadly missed by all his family and many Friends. Private family arrangements.

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BLAIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-05 published
MILLER, Christianne Josselyne " Kiki"
With family at her bedside passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 1st, 2005 at 9: 15 a.m. at St. Michael's Hospital after a long illness. Christianne is predeceased by her husband Charles Stevens (May 26, 1979.) Dear mother of Stephane Nelson BLAIS, Sylvie Lucienne BLAIS, Charles William and his wife Lisa, Christophe Lemesle. Grandmother of Michele and Michael BARBOUR, Brittany and Nicholas MILLER. Dear sister of Liliane JOBIN and husband Robert, Nicole DESANTIS and husband Jimmy, Serge LEMESLE and wife Francine. She will be remembered and sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and Friends. Visitation will be held at G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes' "Wignall Chapel" 62 Long Branch Avenue, Toronto Ontario (416) 255-3816 on Sunday November 6, 2005 between the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Kiki's life will be held on Monday November 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Chapel. Flowers may be received at the funeral home or donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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BLAISE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
CALLAGHAN, Isabella " Isabel" (née BROWN)
At the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Monday, March 21, 2005 in her 90th year. Isabel CALLAGHAN (née BROWN,) beloved wife of the late John CALLAGHAN. Dear mother of Joanne and her husband Gordon HUGHES. Loving grandmother of Cheryl and her husband David KNOX. Dear sister of Margaret EDMONDSON and predeceased by her sisters Edith CURRIE and Dorothy BLAISE. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road, south of 401), on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Meadowvale Cemetery.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-18 published
BLAKE, Shirley Margaret
Passed away on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 in Athabasca, Alberta, in her 77th year. Loving mother of Mary BLAKE, of Athabasca, Alberta. Predeceased by her son, Murray BLAKE of Owen Sound. Daughter of Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR, formerly of Owen Sound (currently of Bolton.) Predeceased by her brother, Lloyd TAILOR/TAYLOR, of Owen Sound. Survived by her grandchildren, Murray BLAKE Jr. (wife, Shelley BLAKE) and Ashley BLAKE, all of Owen Sound, Beverly, of Ontario and Linda PAULINE, of Alberta. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren. As requested by Shirley, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Good Samaritan Centre, of Athabasca, Alberta, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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BLAKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-03 published
PERRY, Verna Leanore (formerly BLAKE, ARSENEAULT, née FISH)
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton, Monday evening August 1st, 2005. The former Verna FISH, of Wiarton, formerly of Windsor, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Ray PERRY, and former wife of George BLAKE and the late Joseph ARSENEAULT. Loving mother of Richard BLAKE and his wife Sandra, Ronald BLAKE, Robert BLAKE and his wife Deborah, and Wesley BLAKE and his friend Denise, all of Windsor. Dear step-mother of Wilda GILBERT and her husband Blain, of Purple Valley, David PERRY and his wife Carolyn, of Owen Sound, Ron PERRY and his wife Pat, of Wiarton, Robert PERRY and his wife Jean, of Calgary, Gloria THOMAS and her husband Bob, Colleen THOMAS and her husband Mike, all of Wiarton, Ken PERRY and his wife Kim, of Owen Sound, Tim PERRY and his wife Cathy, of Brantford and Patty MILLARD and her husband Doug, of Calgary. Dear sister of Bernice CHADWICK, of Wiarton. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret FISH, of Windsor. Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter Kathleen DONISON and two brothers Stanley and Russel FISH, a sister Shirley CUTFORTH, and her daughter-in-law Sharon BLAKE. Friends may call at the Downs And son Funeral Home Hepworth, Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Gateway Haven Chapel, Wiarton, Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jack FEARNALL officiating. Memorial contributions to Wiarton Hospital or Friends of Gateway Haven would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 208 Wiarton, Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service Wednesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Verna by the Downs and son Funeral Home.
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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-12 published
BLAKE, Gary
Gary BLAKE passed away suddenly on January 11, 2005 at the age of 49. He will be sadly missed by his loving companion Reta and her son Todd, mother Jean and the late John BLAKE, brother to Lola and her husband John, John and his wife Alephea, Debbie and her husband Gino, Dawn and her husband Bill along with aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Resting at the M.A. Clark and Sons Funeral Home, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Friday January 14 in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2pm. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
VOUSDEN, Fred
Suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Fred VOUSDEN, passed away in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of the late Rose VOUSDEN. Loved father of Nancy BECK (Fritz,) Darlene GALLOWAY, Diane CRIVEA (Robert), Philip VOUSDEN. Dear grandpa of Mandy and Ryan BECK, Tina and Steven GALLOWAY, Michael and Daniel BATES, Jacob and Justine VOUSDEN. He will also be missed by 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Joan HENDERSON, Maryanne BLAKE, Doreen VOUSDEN and brother-in-law Shirl and Brian MELVIN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a memorial service on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
WATSON, Adelaide V. (SUSAN)
It is with great sadness that the family of Adelaide V. (SUSAN) WATSON announce her sudden passing on Friday March 18, 2005 at University Hospital in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. James H. (Jimmy) WATSON. Loving mother of Elizabeth (William), Sheila (Dennis) and Robert (Evelyn). Cherished grandmother of Susan (Tom) and Jennifer (Mark) and great-grandmother of Connor and Spencer. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Judy, Joan, Jennifer, Jane, Peter, Ann, Margaret, Lynn, Christopher, Don and Allan. Predeceased by sisters Gladys, Muriel, Marie and Margaret and nieces and nephews Anne, David and Brian. Sincere thanks to Mary and Bill KIENAPPLE, Dr. David MELTZER and Pat and Terry BLAKE for their loving care and Friendship to her over the years. We will continue with Mother's support, advice, fairness and generosity to those in need. A Memorial Service will be held at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) on Wednesday March 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reverend Donald FORD officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
Fatal ride possibly a driving lesson
By Marissa NELSON, Free Press Reporter
A grieving London woman said yesterday her 16-year-old son may have been getting a driving lesson from his father when their car went off the road, killing them both. Allan RUMBOLD, 51, and his son Alex RUMBOLD, 16, died when the car they were in hit a tree at Woodhull Road and Gideon Drive in the city's west end, just east of Kilworth, about 2: 30 p.m. Wednesday.
The crash occurred while the road was blanketed by snow.
Rita RUMBOLD said she thought her son, who had his learner's permit, and husband of 21 years might have been going to a park to walk the family's dog when the crash happened. "They both loved that dog," she said.
The family pet survived the crash with some injuries.
Allan and Rita were born and raised in London and met when they attended Central secondary school. They started dating after they graduated.
"Allan had a lot of Friends. He would have helped anyone out," Rita said. "We were both interested in art."
She chuckled recalling some of the zany things Allan would create, including a foam sled.
But Allan put his creativity to good use, starting a business called Artec Design and Manufacturing Corp. in his early 20s. The company made carved leather belts.
The couple spent several years in Western Canada, where the company got a major boost during Stampede time in Calgary -- a hot market for such belts.
The belts are now sold across Canada.
The couple returned to London, where both of their families lived, and had two children -- Alex, who was a South secondary student, and his older sister Sandra, who attends the University of Western Ontario.
"Alex was very quiet," Rita said. "He loved to snowboard and skateboard. He was just starting to play the guitar -- we bought him one for Christmas."
Alex was like his father, in that he always wanted to know how things worked, she said.
"Alex was an introverted guy."
Jeff BLAKE, who met Rita and Allan in elementary school, remembered the days he spent at the family's cottage in Port Franks.
"I think fishing was hereditary for him," BLAKE said of Allan known as an outdoorsman.
Steven KEENE, who met Allan in elementary school, said his friend likely would have looked forward to teaching his son how to drive.
"He taught me how to drive standard," KEENE said.
He described his friend as a integral part of the dozens of Central alumni who have stayed in touch for decades.
"If it's true that as people we're all made up by those we've met and known, then I'm less now then I was before the accident," KEENE said.
The RUMBOLDs' cottage was where the Central alumni had one big, collective 40th and 50th birthday party.
"We're going to commit to keep this relationship (between the Central alumni) going in his memory," Keene said. "He loved his family and Friends and was willing to put whatever effort was necessary to sustain them."
The visitation for Allan and Alexander RUMBOLD will be tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the A. Millard George Funeral Home on Ridout Street.
The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Robinson Memorial United Church on Richmond Street.
Memorial donations can be made to the Child and Parent Resource Institute at 600 Sanatorium Rd.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
BLAKE, Gordon Joseph
Gordon Joseph BLAKE of Brussels passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26th, 2005 at Huronview Home for the Aged, Clinton in his 79th year. Beloved husband of 55 years to the late Helen (STE. MARIE) BLAKE. Dear father of Rosemary MATHERS and her husband Rae of Goderich, Paul BLAKE and his wife Debbie of Goderich Township and Kathy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and her husband Paul of Brussels. Dear brother of Alice WADE and her husband Howard of London and George BLAKE and his wife Marie of Morris Township. Dear brother-in-law to Irene BLAKE of Brussels. Also loved by his 11 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by his brother John and grand_son Mark. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday with Parrish prayers to be said 4 p.m. at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. The funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 17 Flora Street, Brussels, on Tuesday, March 29th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in St. Ambrose Cemetery, Brussels. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
BLAKE, Donna Jean
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on April 18th, 2005, Donna Jean BLAKE of London in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Edward (Ted) James BLAKE. Loving mother of sons Fred (Janet) BLAKE, David (Leslie) BLAKE and daughter Mary Jane BLAKE, all of London. Dear grandmother of Adam, Travis, Stephen and Bob. She is survived by her sisters Kaye DAVIES and Madeleine NESBITT. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 4 sisters. At the family's request, cremation has already taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service. If desired, donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
DELL, Robert Gordon
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday May 10, 2005, Robert Gordon DELL of Strathroy in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Eileen (BLAKE) DELL of Strathroy and dear father of Gerrard DELL of Goderich, Alan DELL of Strathroy and Martha DELL of St. Thomas. Brother of Doris BROOKS and uncle to Eleanor and Charles DUNSTON all of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, also survived by sister-in-law Orma DELL and family of Midland, Ontario. Funeral service will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy on Friday May 13th at 4: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of ashes will be held on Monday, May 16th at Saint Margaret's Cemetery Midland at 11: 30 a.m. Donations to the Parkinsons Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
BLAKE, John Frederick
At Huronlea Home, Brussels on Friday, June 10, 2005 John Frederick BLAKE of Blyth in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Reta (BOWES) BLAKE (2001.) Loving father and father-in-law of Ivan and Gertie BLAKE of Hanover; Sheila and Mike MOORE of Wingham Barbara and Bruce CRAPPER of Milverton and Lloyd McDOWELL of Stratford. Loved and sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter June McDOWELL, one son James Foster, one son-in-law Gene KRUSE and by three sisters Nellie DAVIDSON, Dorothy ROOKE and Ada TREASURE and three brothers Charles, William and Joseph BLAKE. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Blyth on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. A memorial service will be held by the Royal Canadian Legion, Blyth Branch No. 420 at the funeral home on Monday evening at 8: 45 p.m. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Huron, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
BLAKE, John
Suddenly as a result of a motorcycle accident in London, Ontario. John BLAKE in his 39th year passed away on Friday September 9, 2005. Will be sadly missed by his mother Pat BYE and by his father Tim BLAKE and their spouses Wayne BYE and Sue BLAKE. Loving brother of Paula and her husband Paul MERRICK, Taryn and her husband Sean HIPKISS. Cherished uncle to Caitlin, Blake and Liam. Nephew to Suzanne SYMSYK. Cousin to Meghan, Krystyn and Michael. Dear step-brother to Kevin and Chris STREET. Will be sadly missed by his many Friends and family. John was a dedicated employee to Formet Industries in Saint Thomas, Ontario. He prided himself on his expertise in robotics. John's family and Friends will always remember his compassion, strength and love of life. Friends may call at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New St. (at Drury Lane) on Tuesday September 13, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday September 14, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held from Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave., Burlington on Thursday September 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Burlington Memorial Gardens. A special thank you to the support team at the London University Hospital, the London Police Department for their kindness and compassion.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-04 published
McCOY, Elizabeth " Betty" (née WOOD)
Peacefully at Kensington Village on November 2nd, 2005, Elizabeth (Betty) McCOY in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert (Bert) McCOY (1998.) Loving mother of Arthur McCOY and his wife Alice and the late William McCOY and his wife Mary Ellen. Proud grandmother of Darlene (Mike), John (Karen), Laura (Charlie), Thomas (Jody) and Robert (Marie). Loving great grandma of Rachel, Gregory, Bradley, Alison, Alexa and Jaden. Betty was predeceased by her parents John and Catherine WOOD, brothers Archibald and William and sisters Agnes FIDLER, Cathy DEAN, Isabelle (Isa) AITKEN and Minnette CHURCH. She is survived by sister Margaret BLAKE and brothers John of British Columbia and Thomas (Barb,) Hugh (Grace) and sister-in-law Marion WOOD. Beloved Aunt Betty or Aunt Lizzie to many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel on Sunday, November 6th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, November 7th, 2005 at 1 pm. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memorial tributes for Betty may be posted at www.mem.com "We have loved her during her life, we will not forget her in death."

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-09 published
BLAKE, Lawrence (1929-2005)
Suddenly and peacefully on February 7, 2005, surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1957 his life's journey brought him to Canada, which he made his home for the next 48 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Alma (née BIEHLER.) Brother to George (Beryl). Cherished and devoted father of Lawrence (Kathy) and Sandra (Rick). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Lawrence, David, Kipling, Timothy, and Graham. A 1950 graduate of Glasgow University in Mechanical Engineering, he served in the British Army as Corporal in the 3rd Training Regiment Royal Engineers. He enjoyed a dynamic business career in Canada starting with Polymer Corporation then ERCO in Buckingham, BP Canada, Canatom, SNC and Kilborn-Kellogg. He was a pioneer and leader for Canada's Candu reactor in the emerging nuclear power industry. He had a passion for tracking family history, volunteering for his University alumni, running, curling, Gilbert and Sullivan and movie dates with Alma. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Avenue East), on Thursday, February 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with a funeral service to follow in the chapel at 12 o'clock. A burial service in the spring will follow in Buckingham, Québec. In lieu of flowers, an engineering fund at Glasgow University will be set-up by the family or a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-19 published
BLAKE, Hector " Toe," 1995 -- Died This Day
Thursday, May 19, 2005, Page S11
Athlete born on August 21, 1912, at Victoria Mines, Ontario
Nicknamed Toe, he joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1936 and soon proved to be a powerhouse acquisition whom sports reports dubbed "The Lamplighter" for his skill in socking pucks into nets. In the 1938-39 season, he won the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player and also the scoring championship. He subsequently found himself playing left wing on the famous Punch Line with partners Elmer Lach and Maurice Richard. His playing career came to an end in 1948, when he broke an ankle. But he was back among the Canadiens seven years later when he took on coaching duties. At the time, it was his good fortune to possess one of the most skillful teams in hockey history. Exploiting their talents and his own teaching gifts, he became the National Hockey League's most successful coach. He retired in 1968, having captured the Stanley Cup eight times, including five straight wins. In 1966, he was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame and, in 1982, was made a member of the Order of Canada. In retirement, he operated a famous men-only bar that was happily just down the street from the Montreal Forum.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-24 published
John KEYSTON, Physicist And Nato Scientist: 1908-2005
British-born boffin was courted by two countries for his vital work in undersea warfare -- and chose Canada
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Friday, June 24, 2005, Page S9
Ottawa -- As a backroom Canadian Cold Warrior, he was "one of the greatest brains in North Atlantic Treaty Organization." Yet, for English-born John KEYSTON, it almost didn't happen. As a physicist whose brilliance gained the attention of Albert Einstein, the Royal Navy considered him such a prize that the British were reluctant to let him go.
For all that, Dr. KEYSTON was determined to turn his back on Britain. He arrived in Canada after taking a roundabout route with intermediate stopovers in Rhodesia and India. It all started when he was offered a job in the United States after he had played a vital part in scientific research during the Second World War.
The Americans, it seemed, knew his wartime worth. In 1947, they recognized his highly classified work in anti-submarine warfare by awarding him the U.S. Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm. He had performed "very meritorious service in the field of scientific development," the citation said. "Dr. KEYSTON promoted and effectively implemented an Anglo-American interchange of scientific and engineering information concerning new weapons and devices of warfare and collaborated closely himself with American research groups, contributing substantially to the Allied war effort."
It was then that they tempted him with a plum job. Dr. KEYSTON, then deputy director of the Royal Navy's Research Programs and Planning Department, was offered a spot as director of the British Commonwealth Scientific Office, which would have required him moving to Washington. By all accounts, he was eager to accept, but, as it turned out, the British would have none of it. At the time, Britain still saw itself as the senior member of a scientific and intelligence partnership with the United States and regarded such approaches as poaching. The Admiralty, the headquarters of the Royal Navy, considered his departure as harmful to its scientific interests.
"Insofar as the Admiralty is concerned, I have to point out that I regard Dr. KEYSTON as one of the really key men in the Admiralty Scientific Organization," wrote F. Brundrett of the Admiralty on February 19, 1947. "The very fact that he has been appointed to [his] rank at so early an age [38] is an indication of the value that we place upon him."
And, as if to put a stamp of ownership of him, the British government saw to it that he was named an officer of the Order of the British Empire in King George VI's New Year's honours list of 1946.
For all that, or possibly because he was denied the job in the United States, Dr. KEYSTON still felt compelled to emigrate. Later in 1947, he made a back-door exit to become research director of the Central African Council in what was then Southern Rhodesia. After that, he spent part of 1949 as scientific adviser to the newly formed Indian Navy, then moved his family to Canada to become chief superintendent of the Naval Research Establishment, now Defence Research Establishment, in Dartmouth, N.S.
It was an exciting time for a researcher in the Royal Canadian Navy. The formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1948, coupled with the Cold War and the Korean War, saw the federal government spend enormous sums -- almost $2-billion in 1952-53 alone -- to build up the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy. By 1952, about 40 cents of every tax dollar was being spent on defence.
Although the Royal Canadian Navy had only 7,000 sailors and 12 ships when Dr. KEYSTON arrived in Halifax, the fleet saw a dramatic expansion in just a few years. "Eight years later, the Royal Canadian Navy had some 50 warships in commission with a personal strength of nearly 20,000. By 1958, the navy was big, bold, and brash," wrote Marc Milner in Canada's Navy: The First Century (1999). "Its fleet, its weapons, equipment and scientific innovations were all cutting edge."
Anti-submarine warfare was to be the Royal Canadian Navy's main role, and Dr. KEYSTON, who soon signalled his intention of accepting his new home by taking out Canadian citizenship, was at the centre of it, supervising research and development. Richard BLAKE, who worked for him as the head of Naval Research Establishment's engineering section, said the design and building of H.M.C.S. Bras d'Or, Canada's first hydrofoil, was foremost among projects undertaken during Dr. KEYSTON's time at Dartmouth. Also high on the list was research into variable-depth sonar and cathodic protection of ships.
Dr. KEYSTON began his rise from his lower-middle-class roots his father kept the books at a local cement works -- by winning a scholarship to King Edward VII grammar school in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, at 9. Eventually, after completing a degree in physics at Nottingham's University College, he conducted research in Potsdam, Germany, on the hyperfine structure of spectral lines. In 1930, his work on the electrical properties of gases won the praise of Albert Einstein during the legendary physicist's visit to Nottingham. In 1933, Dr. KEYSTON obtained a doctorate in physics from Magdalen College, Oxford.
During the Second World War, he established his expertise in waging war below the waves. His daughter, Judith KEYSTON, of Lewes, England, knew her father was engaged in top-secret work during the war, but was unaware of its nature. She learned some details decades later.
"[He worked] in particular on the effects of underwater explosions, such as depth charges and torpedoes. It was a difficult area because explosions underwater behave differently. For example, if you develop a depth charge, you need to know where and how it will impact," she said. "Submarine warfare was of the utmost strategic importance in Britain's defence and the Allied war effort."
From 1957 to 1964, Dr. KEYSTON worked in Ottawa as vice-chairman of the Defence Research Board before being appointed director of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization technical centre in the Netherlands as part of Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe. Better known as SHAPE, it had come into existence in 1951 as part of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization effort to establish an integrated and effective military force that could counter Moscow at a moment's notice.
In 1967, Dr. KEYSTON reached the top of North Atlantic Treaty Organization's scientific world when he was appointed director of armaments and defence research, a post he held for six years. The Cold War, then in its third decade, was still very hot, with dozens of Soviet and Eastern bloc divisions seemingly poised to hurl themselves across Western Europe to the English Channel.
When Dr. KEYSTON retired in 1973, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization admiral called him one of the alliance's most "competent, authoritative and decisive figures. When we had a difficult problem, we came to seek your advice [and] have all been impressed by your intuition and quick reactions indicating the best solution. From the scientific and military points of view, we all consider you one of the greatest brains in North Atlantic Treaty Organization," said Vice-Admiral E. Cioppa on June 20, 1973.
To his peers, he was an accommodating and understanding colleague. "He was a splendid man to work for, an outstanding administrator," said Mr. BLAKE, who is now retired and lives in Guelph, Ontario "He was much respected and his personality blended very well with the rest of us. His calibre was such that he would have earned a knighthood [in Britain]."
John Edgar KEYSTON was born on July 7, 1908, in Nottingham, England. He died of natural causes on April 8, 2005, in Ottawa. He was 96. He leaves his son John and daughter Judith. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-16 published
BLAKE, Alma Beatrice (BIEHLER)
Peacefully, at the age of 74, a beautiful and vivacious woman was lost to the world. Born in Buckingham, Quebec, she met each day with determination and strength to live it to its fullest. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence BLAKE. Loving mother of Lawrence (Kathy) and Sandy (Rick). Devoted and full of fun, Nana of David, Kipling, Timothy and Graham. Alma held dear to her four loves her faith, her French roots, her family and her Friends. She treasured her moments as a wife, mother and grandmother. Her many accomplishments hold special memories but more importantly it is the simple things that have the greatest meaning -- The Globe's crossword puzzle, Sunday night dinners, scrabble games, baking cookies, nana's magic closet, garage sale shopping and street ladies gossip. So many wonderful memories! Special thanks to Friends and neighbours for their loving support and kindness over the years. A memorial service to celebrate Alma's laughter and love will be held at Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Avenue East), on Thursday, July 21, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service with burial will follow on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 490 Charles Street, Buckingham, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are greatly appreciated by the family.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-21 published
BLAKE, Beatrice May
At the age of 95 and in complete peace, May BLAKE passed away on October 19, 2005. May was care-giver extraordinaire to many children who remember her fondly and with love throughout their adulthood. She was trained as a nanny in England and joined her first family as a caregiver as a young teenager, no older than 15. She emigrated to Canada about 1932. Throughout her early years as a nanny in Canada, May befriended and looked out for other British nannies who would come to Toronto on two-year visas to care for the children of Canadian families. May brought them into the community of other nannies, made sure that they became acquainted with Toronto and sent them home again at the end of two years with farewell parties.
The adults for whom she cared as children and that she called "her charges" owe their values of honesty, integrity, generosity towards others and good humour to her teachings as they grew from infancy through childhood into eventual maturity. May was always proud of the achievements of "her charges" and followed their successes in life, sending congratulations their way and still providing advice as they made their path through life.
May has been a staunch supporter of Saint Margaret's Anglican Church for more than 70 years. Up until two years ago, she was a regular supporter of Saint Margaret's annual Christmas bazaar and rummage sales. She was a frequent visitor to the sick and shut-ins of her congregation. May BLAKE's life was a happy and fulfilled one.
May will be fondly remembered by her many Friends at her Church, including Muriel CAESAR, Len and Jean SOUTH, Trevor and Muriel McCONNELL and Jean FRASER.
She will also be lovingly remembered by "her charges" currently living in Canada, Edward BULMAN and his sister Elizabeth, Nadine, Jon and Paul LEVIN, Sean and Kalen McCOWAN, Denise DELLIO, and Alexandra and Laura ROBINSON. Jean SHAWN, George LEVIN, Anna JOHNSTON (formerly McCOWAN), Perry and Rae DELLIO, Michael ROBINSON and Dr. Gail ROBINSON, and all remember the fine and loving care May BLAKE provided for their children and the tremendous contribution she made to their family life.
Those who wish to celebrate May BLAKE's life may join together at Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, 53 Burnaby Boulevard, Toronto on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. May loved children all of her life and donations in her memory to Save the Children Canada, 300-4141 Yonge Street, Toronto M2P 2A8, would be greatly appreciated.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-07 published
CAMPBELL, Marjorie Cameron (née HUNT)
Peacefully, at the Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, on December 3rd, 2005, with dignity and grace, in her 92nd year.
She was the beloved wife for 60 years of the late John Daniel (Jack) CAMPBELL. Marjorie is survived by her loving daughters Claire and her husband Fen OSLER, and Frances and her husband Timothy BLAKE. Gran will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her grand_sons Campbell and James BLAKE, and Patrick OSLER. She is survived by her sister Frances ANDRAS of Vancouver and was predeceased by her sister Jean CLARK of Winnipeg. The family would like to thank the staff of Winston Park for their outstanding compassion and care of our mother. In lieu of flowers donations to Winston Park Charitable Foundation, 695 Block Line Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2E 3K1 would be greatly appreciated and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo N2J 1P7.
Cremation has taken place, followed by a private family service. A celebration of Marjorie's life will follow in the New Year.
To Live On In The Hearts Of Those
We Love Is Not To Die
Donations/Condolences www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-27 published
McKIE, Gertrude Isabel (née WALTERS)
Suddenly at her home, on Sunday, December 25, 2005 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert McKIE. Loving mother of Margaret Anne and the late James Robert. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Lena WALTERS, brother Harry and sisters Nell LANDRY, Violet CHARELTON and Betty BLAKE. Survived by her nieces Dora GREER/GRIER and Norma McGEE of Wilmington, Delaware and nephew Howard WALTERS of Grimsby and by many great nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Muriel HENDERSON for her wonderful and loving care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's United Church, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to St. Luke's Church.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-02 published
BLAKE, Alva Adassa " Pat"
Peacefully on Saturday, December 25, 2004 at Scarborough General Hospital, at the age of 81. Dear sister of Eric (Jean), Kathleen (George) and Rose. Pat will be sadly missed by her nephews Michael, Alton, Earl, Robert and Roger; nieces Ava and Sian as well as many other relatives and Friends. Funeral Service to be held at Saint Mark's Presbyterian Church, 1 Greenland Rd., Toronto (east of Don Mills Rd., south of Lawrence) on Tuesday, January 4 at 1 p.m. Visitation to be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Interment Duffin Meadows Cemetery.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
BLAKE, Lawrence (1929-2005)
Suddenly and peacefully on February 7, 2005 surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1957 his life's journey brought him to Canada, which he made his home for the next 48 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Alma (née BIEHLER.) Brother to George (Beryl). Cherished and devoted father of Lawrence (Kathy) and Sandra (Rick). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Lawrence, David, Kipling, Timothy, and Graham. A 1950 graduate of Glasgow University in Mechanical Engineering, he served in the British Army as Corporal in the 3rd Training Regiment Royal Engineers. He enjoyed a dynamic business career in Canada starting with Polymer Corporation then ERCO in Buckingham, BP Canada, Canatom, SNC and Kilborn-Kellogg. He was a pioneer and leader for Canada's Candu reactor in the emerging nuclear power industry. He had a passion for tracking family history, volunteering for his University alumni, running, curling, Gilbert and Sullivan and movie dates with Alma. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Ave. E.) on Thursday, February 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 12 o'clock. A burial service in the spring will follow in Buckingham, Québec. In lieu of flowers, an engineering fund at Glasgow University will be set up by the family or a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
McISSAC, Annie Mae (FARRELL)
Passed away at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Saturday, February 19, 2005, in her 65th year. Beloved wife of John McISSAC of Alliston. Dear mother of John and Peggy MacISAAC, Darlene MacISAAC, Kevin and Heather MacISAAC, Ann and Dan HEYDON, and Joe and Andrea MacISAAC. Loving grandmother of Amanda and Charlene HEYDON, Jake, Taylor and Brady, Alyssa and Josh, Tate and Troy MacISAAC. Loved sister of Michael and the late Kaye FARRELL, the late Dan and Angie FARRELL, the late Theresa and John MacNEIL, Angus FARRELL, the late Margaret CURRIE, and Bernie CURRIE, Mary and the late Gerald BLAKE, Rita and the late Peter BRIAND, Jim and Catherine FARRELL, Effie and Robert CHIPMAN, Sally and Charles SAMPSON/SAMSON, Joe and Carol FARRELL. Dear sister-in-law of Jean MacISAAC, Ronald and Thelma MacISAAC, Art and Carol MacISAAC, and the late Carmel FARRELL. Loved by her many nieces and nephews. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston, on Monday from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., then to St. Paul the Apostle Church, 190 King Street S., Alliston, for Funeral Mass on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Alliston, Ontario If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Alliston, or Hospice Simcoe (Matthew's House) would be appreciated.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
WOOD, William George
(AntiTank Regiment World War 2). At his home in Tweed, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in his 83rd year. Bill will be loved and missed by his wife Joan; his son Michael; and daughter Jennifer (and Robert) GARDNER of Keswick; his step-children Deborah (Robert) McNEELY of Aurora, David SAWYER of Hamilton, Kathryn SAWYER (and Andy PERRY) of Aurora, and Paul (and Wendy) SAWYER of Ohio; his 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and his sister Marilyn BLAKE of London. Predeceased by his children Stephen and Susan WOOD and their mother Marjorie, and step-son Steven. The family will receive Friends at the Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed, on Saturday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. A Legion Service will be held at the funeral home on March 19 at 6: 30 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 7: 00 p.m. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed, 613-478-3807.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Freda Doreen
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, March 18, 2005, in her 61st year. Freda was the beloved mother of John BLAKE and his wife Marilyn, and James BLAKE and his wife Eva. Proud grandmother of Kevin, Melissa and Trevor. Sister of Irene GEORGE and her hsuband Wally, Velma WALLACE and her husband John, and Jim TOWNSLEY. Special thanks to her dear friend Louise PAGE. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
SHEPPARD, George William Albert
(Life member of the Newmarket Veterans' Association and member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 385, Aurora). After a brief illness at York Regional Hospital, Richmond Hill on Sunday, April 17, 2005 in his 79th year. George SHEPPARD of Newmarket, beloved husband of Lillian (née SMITH) and dear father of Earl and his wife Patricia of Sackville, New Brunswick, Douglas, and Marilyn and her husband John BLAKE of Newmarket. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren William and Robert SHEPPARD, Melissa and Trevor BLAKE and Aaron and Marley SHEPPARD. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket from 7-9 p.m. Monday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
BLAKE, Frank Joseph " Ciupi"
Suddenly on Monday, May 9, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, at the age of 83 years. Frank will be sadly missed by his spouse Ramona RICCI. He will be fondly remembered by his brother Tom (Isobel,) Roselle GARBUTT, Charlie CIUPA, Ricky RICCI and his many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Frank is predeceased by his wife Angelina, his sister Marcel HODGKINSON and his brothers Charles "Doogie", John, Harry and Bob. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (1 block east of Runnymede) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Gregory's Church, 122 Rathburn Rd. on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
McCARNEY, Alice Elizabeth (née MARTIN)
On Sunday, June 26, 2005, Alice McCARNEY in her 80th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late C.F. (Ted) McCARNEY. Daughter of the late Olive and the late Robert MARTIN. Much loved mother of Patrick (Jane), Michael (Sandra), John (Cheryl), Jim (Heather), Jane (William) and Joseph (Laurie). Grandmother of Geoffrey, Jennifer, Carolyn, Cheryl, Nicole, Matthew, Andrew, Daniel, Graham, Matt, Nick, Patrick, Sean, Allyson, Krista, Kellie and Scott. Great-grandmother of MacKenzie, Braden, Graham, Grace and Jacob. Predeceased by her brother Charles MARTIN and her sister Mary BLAKE. Survived by her brother-in-law Alan BLAKE and her sister-in-law Patricia McCARNEY. Special thanks for the outstanding care provided by the staff of Lakeshore Place as well as the emergency care provided by Joseph Brant Hospital and the staff on floor 5-South. The family will receive Friends at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass 10: 00 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 196 Kenwood Ave., Burlington. Interment St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place McCARNEY on the subject line.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
BLAKE, Arthur
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on August 6, 2005. Arthur leaves his loving wife June; his children Wendy and her husband Brian, Wayne and his wife Christine. He loved his grandchildren and will be sadly missed by Kristine, Kelly, Robbie, Shelby and great-grand_son, Keegan. Friends will be received on Thursday, August 11, 2005 from 10-11 a.m. at Pine Hills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (north of St. Clair) 416-267-8229. Funeral Service to follow at 11: 00 a.m. in the chapel. Burial to follow. If desired, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
COLMER, Gladys (née BLAKE)
Peacefully in her sleep, on Sunday, August 21, 2005, at the Baker Centre, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick COLMER. Loving mother of Jack (Mildred) and Raymond (Marion.) Cherished grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lillian NOWELL and the late Fred BLAKE. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Immanuel Church of the Nazarene, 1875 Sheppard Ave. W. (at Buckland Ave.). Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Harold and Grace Baker Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
CARACHI, Godwin " Goody"
Goody lost his battle with leukemia on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 after soldiering on with Ann for more than fourteen months. He will be sadly missed by his sons Brett and Kirk and his wife Angela and their mother Sharron. He was the loving and giving "Grampa Goody" to Holden, Jordan and Logan, Alysha, Caitlin, Damon and the late Brendan. Goody was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Jane and his sister, Mary-Louise. He will be fondly remembered by his sisters Lillian and her husband Albert FORMOSA and Marion and her husband Edward BLAKE, as well as his nieces and nephews. In retirement the love of his life was his farm, animals and standardbred horses. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of 14A at the Princess Margaret Hospital for all of the care and consideration they gave to Goody. The family will receive Friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel" 55 Mill Street East, Acton, on Sunday, September 11th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish prayers will take place at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Bob BULBROOK at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (at the corner of Church and John Streets, Acton) on Monday at eleven o'clock. The interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Remembrances to The Leukemia Research Fund would be appreciated by the family. MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel" 519-853-0350 or 1-877-421-9860 (toll free)

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-26 published
BLAKE, Inez
Suddenly, on Friday, September 23, 2005, Inez, equally prepared to free this life onto the next, was called to the near presence of the Lord she loved and effectively served. She is survived by her daughter Venessa, son-in-law Rohan and her precious grand_son Shaun. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park), Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, donations to the Ministry Fund of High Park Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
BLAKE, Beatrice May
On October 19, 2005, "Nursie" passed away peacefully at the age of 95. She will be dearly missed by Jon, Brina, Naomi, and Karen LEVIN; Nadine LEVIN, Bruce BROWN, and David LEVIN; Paul LEVIN Jean SHAWN, as well as numerous Friends. Funeral services will be held at Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, 53 Burnaby Boulevard, Toronto (Avenue Road, north of Eglinton), Monday, October 24, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. Donations: Save the Children Canada, Suite 300, 4141 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A8.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
McKIE, Gertrude Isabel (née WALTERS)
Suddenly at her home, on Sunday, December 25, 2005 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert McKIE. Loving mother of Margaret Anne and the late James Robert. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Lena WALTERS, brother Harry and sisters Nell LANDRY, Violet CHARELTON and Betty BLAKE. Survived by her nieces Dora GREER/GRIER and Norma McGEE of Wilmington, Delaware and nephew Howard WALTERS of Grimsby and by many great-nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Muriel HENDERSON for her wonderful and loving care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's United Church, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to St. Luke's Church.

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