BORDONARO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
Crash kills 3 kids, mother
'She wasn't supposed to go,' 10-year-old's grieving aunt says
By Peter EDWARDS, Staff Reporter, Page A1
Hamilton -- Ten-year-old Emily PORTO loved to watch her cousin Francesco play hockey, and begged to watch his game on Thursday night, even though it would mean staying up a little late.
Emily's mother relented, and so Emily went to 13-year-old Francesco's elite-level game in Guelph with Francesco, his mother, Vivian PORTO, 43, and his sister, 10-year-old Azzidene.
They were all killed in a two-vehicle collision around 10: 45 p.m. Thursday along a deadly stretch of Highway 6, north of Parkside Dr.
Four people in a sport utility vehicle that collided with the PORTO minivan suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. Their identities have not been released, but they are a 40-year-old Cambridge man, who was driving, and a 38-year-old Cambridge woman and the man's 17-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter from Perth. They are all in serious condition in area hospitals.
Police blame bad weather for the collision.
"She wasn't supposed to go," Emily's aunt Lisa ULRICH said yesterday in an interview at Emily's home. "Emily got very excited about attending. She begged her mother to go. The cousins are very, very close."
Hanging behind her in the family garage was a wall of sports equipment for Emily and her family.
Their mother, Vivian, loved being a hockey mom, even though Francesco's membership on the triple-A elite level minor bantam Hamilton Junior Bulldogs meant several nights a week on the road.
When not caring for her four children -- including older boys Amadeo and Riccardo, who also play hockey -- Vivian PORTO ran three fabric stores.
"There was never any doubt that her commitment was to the children," ULRICH said. "It was hockey, hockey, hockey. She was a hockey mom."
Other family members were also devastated by the accident.
Emily's brother Gabriel, 3, still hadn't been told about her death yesterday.
Emily and Gabriel were thrilled earlier this month when they got to sit on the knee of Santa in a mall near their home, their grandmother Diana BORDONARO said.
BORDONARO stared at Emily's bicycle in disbelief, then said she loved to show pictures of Emily and her wide, distinctive smile to everyone she knew.
"She had a dimple on one cheek.... I bragged about her to everyone," her grandmother cried. "... I can't imagine this...
"I just took them to see Santa. It was wonderful."
BORDONARO said she doesn't know how to break the news to Gabriel, who's excited about Christmas.
"He never called her Emily," she said. "It was 'sister'... She became a little mother to him. She protected him."
Several people witnessed the accident near the intersection with Highway 5, including other members of the Junior Bulldogs and their parents.
Highway 6 has caught the attention of the regional coroner, Dr. David EDEN.
"We're very concerned about this and we'll look at an inquiry, but we're a long way from making that decision," EDEN said. "I travel that road and it's a very busy stretch of road."
The 24-kilometre stretch of road linking Highways 403 and 401 has been the scene of at least 20 fatal accidents since the early 1990s.
Residents and police blame a lack of barriers between the north and southbound lanes as well as the absence of snow fences to block snow drifts that blow in from surrounding open fields.
"The roads were generally good," said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Cam WOOLLEY. " However, during the evening winds had picked up and there was blowing snow that had drifted along Highway 6. When (the victim's) van hit the snowdrift she lost control.
"She ended up in the northbound lanes sideways and into the path of the Blazer. Both vehicles were believed to be doing the speed limit of 80 km/h. So it was not survivable.
"The minivan was hit broadside and then pushed back into the guardrail."
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs president Frank CASALE said he first heard of the accident at 8 yesterday morning and immediately set out to get grief counsellors for the team.
"I couldn't believe it," CASALE said. "We're all in shock. The team, the coaches, the executives are all grieving. He (Francesco) was a wonderful kid, a good hockey player."
Francesco's and Azzidene's dad and Vivian's husband, Sam, is a trainer on another of their teams where he has another son playing, CASALE said.
"I just don't know how he is coping with it all," CASALE said.
The funeral for all four PORTO family members will be 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Margaret Mary Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Friscolanti Funeral Chapel.
With files from Paul CHOI, Lois KALCHMAN and The Hamilton Spectator

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BORDONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
PACITTI, Maria
Peacefully, on January 6th, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre-Etobicoke Site. Maria PACITTI, beloved wife of the late Damiano PACITTI. Dear mother of (Pat) Pasquale and his wife Clara, Maria and her husband Tony VALENTE, Yolanda and her husband Benito BORDONE, Elsa and her husband Nino TROPEANO and Vincenzina and her husband Elio MARAONE of Italy. Nonna will be sadly missed by her sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Felice MINCHELLA and his wife Maria. Family and Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 10th, 2005 at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (100 Bainbridge Avenue) at 11: 00 a.m. Entombment to take place in Italy.

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BORECKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-16 published
DAVIE, Harold T. " Hank"
Of Saint Thomas, (Retired Saint Thomas Police Services Staff Sergeant) passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Stella (WILLSEY) DAVIE. Born in London, Ontario, September 19, 1929, he was the loved son of Olive (HUSTON) DAVIE of Saint Thomas, and the late Robert B. DAVIE. Dearly loved father of Lyn DAVIE, Michael DAVIE (Janis), Maryellen BORECKI (Rick), Lori KIERNAN (Derek), Maureen LONGWORTH (Gary,) and Jacki ISERHOFF (Ron.) Dear brother-in-law of Gwen DAVIE, Irene TRACEY (late Verne,) late Agnes and Basil COLE, and the late Marion GRANT. Also fondly remembered by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dear brother of the late Robert C. "Bud" DAVIE and the late William M. "Bill" DAVIE. He was a life member of Talbot Lodge #546, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Saint Thomas and an active member of the Aylmer Curling Club and the Belmont Golf and Country Club. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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BOREHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
NELSON, Rose Anne
Peacefully at her residence on Thursday, August 18th, 2005 in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Joe NELSON of Colborne. Loving mother of Anne DAY of Oshawa, Tracey LOVELESS (James) of Colborne and Thomas NELSON of Lakeport. Dear grandmother of Shannon, Michelle, James, Justin and Jake. Sister of Mary WATERS (Gerrard,) Thomas RODDY (Sharon), Frank RODDY (Sharon), Ursula CLARK (Doug), Genevieve PALMER and the late Jane BOREHAM, Arthur, George, James and John RODDY. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W., Colborne on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Saint Mary's Church, Grafton on Monday, August 22 at 11 a.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Grafton. If desired, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, to the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Palliative Care Unit or to the Colborne Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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BOREK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-31 published
FURYK, Onufry " Frederick"
Passed away peacefully at his home, in his 89th year on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Beloved husband for 65 years of Maria. Loving father of Helena LAVOR and her husband Stefan, Janina BOREK and her husband Witek, and Ted FURYK and Monique KUHN. Dear grandfather of seven grand_sons: Eddie and his wife Lara, Richard, Christopher, Gregory, Andrew, Robert, Michael and great-granddaughters Emma and Maya. Survived by relatives in Canada and Poland. He will always be remembered, cherished and loved forever. Friends may call the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave. on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 10: 15 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BOREK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
BOREK, Germaine " Margaret"
Passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on August 22, 2005 at the age of 89. Wife of the late Stanislaus. Lovingly remembered by daughter Alice and Roland GAUTHIER, grandchildren Bill and Irene GAUTHIER, Larry (predeceased) and Nora GAUTHIER, great-grandchildren Chantalle, Bill, Roland; Larry and Sara. Resting at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home.

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BOREK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-11 published
FURYK, Maria (née GESIOR)
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, in her 86th year, on Friday, September 9, 2005. Beloved wife for 65 years of the late Onufry (Frederick). Loving mother of Halina LAVOR and her husband Stefan, Janina BOREK and her husband Witek, and Ted FURYK and Monique KUHN. Dear grandmother of seven grand_sons: Eddie and his wife Lara, Richard and Amanda, Christopher, Gregory and Suzanne, Andrew, Robert, Michael, and great-granddaughters Emma and Maya. Survived by relatives in Canada and Poland. She will always be remembered, cherished and loved forever. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave., from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 10: 15 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BORELAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-31 published
CLINE, Maude Dorothy (née ALBURY) (1907-2005)
Born June 9, 1907 in Nassau, Bahamas, Maude died peacefully at her home in Toronto on Good Friday, March 25, 2005 in her 98th year. Maude loved the Islands and lived in Jamaica before immigrating to Canada in 1940. Cherished wife of the late Earle P. CLINE. Beloved sister of Eric ALBURY and his wife Thelma of Vancouver. Dearly loved aunt of Patsy and John WYNNE of Richmond Hill and their four children, Kathleen, Eva, Ann and Marie and their families. "Aunt Maudie" will be sadly missed by cousin, Iva WEST and family, her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and their families in Canada, the U.S. and the Bahamas. The fourth of eight children of Stanley and Minnie ALBURY, Maude maintained close ties with her large extended family and Friends in Nassau returning every year as long as she was able. She often provided a Canadian home base for siblings, nieces and nephews in transit or in transition in their lives. In recent years and especially in the last year, Maude has been helped by loving Friends, Joyce BURROWS, Ann BORELAND, Joyce HERD and Judy SKELTON and by caring attendants Chris BERNARDO, Delita JACKSON, Beatrice WILLIAMS and Senior Peoples' Resource in North Toronto workers. Maude took great pride in managing her own financial affairs until her death with the loving support of Philip COWPERTHWAITE and the kind help of Lyndie McPHUM of the Royal Bank. This network allowed Maude to stay in her home to the end. Her family is grateful for all the caring support. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 10: 30 a.m. until the service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 2. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers or donations in lieu of flowers, to Christ Church Deer Park. 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1Z8.

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BORENSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
BORENSTEIN, Joseph
On Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Toronto General Hospital. Joseph BORENSTEIN, beloved husband of Lea BORENSTEIN. Loving father and father-in-law of Bernard, and Albert and Anne BORENSTEIN, and Anny and Patrick FINKELSTEIN. Devoted grandfather of Josh and Angelica, Jenna, Natalie, Michael, Merissa, and Steven. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel (2401 Steeles Ave. West) for service on Tuesday, April 12th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Pardes Shalom Cemetery in the Community Section. Shiva 31 Lunau Lane, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (416) 363-3373.

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BOREYKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
YAREMA, John
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John YAREMA, of Dauphin, Manitoba, and a longtime resident of Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday, November 8, 2005, at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, Dauphin, Manitoba, at the age of 86 years. He leaves to mourn his passing four children, Patricia YAREMA of Toronto, Ontario, Linda YAREMA of Ottawa, Ontario, Darlene YATES and her husband Robin of Burlington, Ontario, and Michael YAREMA and his wife Jane of Brampton, Ontario; grandchildren Steven, Joshua, Trevor and Alexander YAREMA. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Mary BOREYKO of Hamilton, Ontario, Zenia HOWIKA of Kelowna, British Columbia, Katherine BASARABA of Dauphin, Manitoba, Anita NICHOLSON of Port Hope, Ontario, Chris HASHIMOTO of Headingley, Manitoba, and Orest YAREMA and his wife Marie of Waterhen, Manitoba. There are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2005 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel, Dauphin, Manitoba. Prayers will be offered on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 5: 00 p.m. in the Sneath-Strilchuk Chapel. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Dauphin, Manitoba, Reverend Oleg BODNARSKI will officiate with interment in the Fishing River Cemetery, Fishing River, Manitoba. Friends who so desire may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in John's memory. The Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Service, Dauphin, Manitoba, are in care of the funeral arrangements. 1-204-638-4110.

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BORG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
FARRUGIA, Carmela Maria (née SANTANGELO)
At Mt. Hope Centre for Long Term Care on Sunday, March 6, 2005 Carmela Maria SANTANGELO dear wife of the late John FARRUGIA in her 107th year. Dear mother of Maria DARMINI, Jane PORTER (George), Peggy BORG (Joseph), Frank FARRUGIA, Salvatore FARRUGIA, Stephen FARRUGIA, Evelyn BUSUTTIL (Joseph,) and Edward FARRUGIA (Josephine.) Predeceased by her daughter Josephine LALONDE and her son Albert FARRUGIA. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayer Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Prayer Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.

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BORG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
BORG, Angela (née VELLA) (1944-2005)
Passed away peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Dear wife of Nick BORG for thirty-nine years. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Sylvana BORG and Robert LEWIS, and Joseph BORG and Jennifer MORRISON. Devoted grandmother to George "Aedan" and Nicholas "Craig" LEWIS. Predeceased by her parents, George and Maria VELLA, her brother, Tony, and her sister, Mary. Dearly loved by her sisters, Lucy, Kate and Doris, and her brothers, Leli and Nenu, their families, other relatives in Malta and Australia, and also by her loving adopted mom and dad, Georgie and Maurice BOLTON. Angela touched the lives of many and will be truly missed by her family and Friends. She took great pride in her family and her home and will be remembered for her strength, generosity and boundless energy. The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff of St. Michael's Hospital for their devotion, compassion and professionalism. Friends will be received at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul The Apostle Church, 3224 Dundas St. West, on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 9: 15 a.m. In Angela's memory, donations to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BORG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
CINI, Paul Anthony
Suddenly, at his home, on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Paul CINI, survived by his brother Frank CINI and wife Maria, and their family of Toronto; nephew Michael BORG and his family of Brampton and brothers, sisters, and their families of Gozo, Malta, and Australia. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede), Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday, May 20, at 9: 15 a.m., from St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3224 Dundas St. West. Interment Assumption Cemetery.

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BORG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
BORG, Concetta " Connie"
Suddenly passed away on July 7, 2005 at her home. Beloved wife of 60 years to Amabile. Dear mother to Manny and his wife Anna BORG and Larry and his wife Cecilia BORG. Loved Nana to Michael, Jason and his fiancée Tamara, Chris and his wife Linda, Daniel and Cassie. Friends will be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (one block east of Runnymede Road), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Monday, July 11, 2005 at 9: 15 a.m. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BORG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-05 published
BORG, Lilian
Peacefully, on Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, with her family and Friends by her side. Lilian is survived by her three daughters, Susan, Lisa Marie and Audrey and their respective spouses, along with her husband Vincent. Lilian will also be cherished by her two grandchildren, Holden and Lily. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. West, on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment, Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Donations to the McCall Centre, 140 Sherway Dr., Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 1A4, would be appreciated by the family.

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BORG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-05 published
SANT, Paul
Peacefully at Humber River Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 3, 2005. Predeceased by his wife Maria Assunta (née BORG.) Lovingly remembered by his children Joe (Rita), Marianne (Jim), Charlie, and Rita (Tony). Will be sadly missed by his 8 grandchildren David (Trisha), Jacqueline, Michelle (Pete), Frank (Pat), Sonia, Kevin, Connie, and Emily. Nannu will always live in the heart of his great-granddaughter Taylor. Paul will be remembered by his many Friends and neighbours. Friends may call at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (one block east of Runnymede) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 9: 15 a.m. Interment to take place at Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BORG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
BOLTON, Maurice Richard Douglas
Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital surrounded by his loved ones, at the age of 84. Dearly beloved husband of 60 years to Georgina. Predeceased by parents Mr. and Mrs. Herbert BOLTON, devoted brother-in-law to Joan and Gordon MURLESS, favourite Uncle to Doug, Karen and Nancy MURLESS, special Father to Nick and Angela BORG, and brother of the late Irene LEWIS and William BOLTON. Maurice was a 43-year employee of Domtar (formerly Hinde and Dauch Paper Company) and was a proud life member of the Toronto Scottish Regiment. His infinite kindness, his impeccable style and his great stories will be missed, but never forgotten. 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 Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to Community Living Mississauga would be appreciated.

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BORG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
BLAKESLEY, Albert Elton
Passed away peacefully at the Toronto Western Hospital on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Eileen and predeceased by Iva Annie. Much loved father of Debra and her husband Joe BORG, Brian KNIGHT and his wife Suzanne, John KNIGHT and his wife Sherry, and the late Bill KNIGHT. Loving grandfather of Jason, Christopher, Adam, Jeffrey, Lorna, Glenn, Holly and her husband Chris and great-grandfather of Sean. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Richview Baptist Church, 1548 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke, on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery, Friday at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BORGAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-24 published
Hugh TAILOR/TAYLOR, Sailor (1920-2005)
Chief petty officer served in the Royal Canadian Navy through three periods in its development. In 1940, he was among the skeleton crew that saved a battle-damaged H.M.C.S. Saguenay
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, October 24, 2005, Page S8
Ottawa -- Leading Seaman Hugh TAILOR/TAYLOR had just awakened from a nap in the upper mess deck of H.M.C.S. Saguenay when a torpedo fired by the Italian submarine Argo slammed into her port side at 3: 55 a.m. on December 1, 1940.
The explosion, which blew a large hole in Saguenay's hull three metres from the bow on the port side, killed 21 of Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR's shipmates and started a fire in the fore lower mess deck. Eighteen others, some severely burned, were wounded.
It was the start of a desperate, five-day odyssey that quickly became a naval legend that endures to this day, and Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR was right in the middle of it. He remembered that night for the rest of his life. "It was a helluva crash," he said in 1993. "The ship seemed to go up in the air and come down and just for a minute everything went silent. Then everything was on fire."
Within seconds, the crew of Saguenay, who had been escorting a convoy of 30 merchantmen from Gibraltar to Britain along with ships of the Royal Navy, ran to action stations. Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR, his three years of training in the Royal Canadian Navy kicking in, rushed to join his shipmates but slipped and fell ingloriously to the deck. That fall probably saved him from the burns suffered by those who ran over him in their haste to escape the blaze. He crawled instead. "All the flames were up high and I was laying on the floor. Actually, I think tripping was a godsend."
Miraculously, Saguenay, which had been steaming 300 nautical miles west of Ireland, was still afloat and moving at 12 knots. Damage, however, was severe. The stokers' and seamens' messes were gone and the bridge and wheelhouse had to be abandoned.
Yet the destruction failed to extinguish Saguenay's fighting spirit. Minutes later, the officer of the watch, Lieutenant Ralph WARWICK, spotted a submarine 800 metres off the port bow. Within seconds, a deck gun fired two 4.7-inch shells -- one short and one over the target -- before the submarine dived. At the time, no one knew that the sights on the turret had been knocked out of alignment by the explosion, making accurate fire impossible.
At dawn, H.M.S. Highlander arrived and removed 87 officers and ratings. Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR, who known as Buck, remained on board as one of the few nominated to take Saguenay to safety. It wasn't an easy assignment. Making a pitiful four knots with a fire still raging, Saguenay was forced to steam backward because of excessive vibrations. "Next day, she was relieved of the dead weight of a large section of her hull when it fell away, and she was able to increase speed to six knots," Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR wrote.
He also wondered if they'd ever make it. There were small fires to put out, the engine room was flooded and seawater had seeping into the oil tanks, contaminating the fuel. The temporary repairs to the hole in the hull also had to be monitored, which was one of the worst parts, said daughter Geraldine TAILOR/TAYLOR. " All his dead shipmates were there [inside] so he had to see them. It made him sick to his stomach."
Somehow, Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR and his shipmates worked miracles and kept their ship alive. "By December 4th, it was apparent that, barring an act of God or the enemy, Saguenay would be able to reach either Belfast or the Clyde."
One more ordeal remained for Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR and Saguenay, which was commissioned on May 22, 1931, in Portsmouth, England, as the first river-class destroyer built for the Royal Canadian Navy. Early on December 4, a mine exploded underneath the ship but did little damage. Saguenay arrived in Barrow-in-Furness, in northwest England, the following day.
A naval board of enquiry concluded that bringing the ship back to port "represents a very considerable feat of seamanship and endurance, and is one that reflects great credit on her captain, officers and ship's company." Saguenay's captain, Commander Gus MILES, was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
Thirteen months later, at the beginning of January, 1942, Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR lived though another dramatic episode when a week-long storm battered Saguenay as she escorted a convoy to Canada. About 400 nautical miles east of Newfoundland, "the wind rose rapidly to full hurricane force creating seas so violently confused that it was impossible to heave through in the normal manner," he wrote. "Hour after hour, in the log, the entries read, 'wind, 12; sea, 99,' which are the highest possible under any scale."
After two days of merciless pounding, Saguenay was "a bit of a mess." The storm had knocked out the main steering gear and Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR and two other men were sent to the "Tilley flats" at the stern, where emergency apparatus allowed the ship to be steered by hand.
First, though, the men had to get there, which meant inching along about 30 metres of sea-swept deck. Waves as high as 25 metres towered over them. "It was very dangerous. They could have been washed overboard," recalled fellow crewman George BORGAL of Halifax. Seventeen hours later, after displaying "remarkable stamina and endurance," Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR and his men were relieved.
Saguenay's punishment continued after Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR left the ship. In November of 1942, a collision on a foggy night off Newfoundland detonated racks of depth charges and blew off the stern. Saguenay once again made port but never returned to convoy duty. After that, the stern was sealed off and the ship became a training vessel.
By then, Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR was serving on H.M.C.S. St. Catherines. He was on duty on March 6, 1944, when the ship helped capture German submarine U-744. In an exhausting ordeal that lasted 32 hours, seven ships dropped 291 depth charges until finally U-744 surfaced, its guns blazing.
Buck TAILOR/TAYLOR was a Maritimer born with salt air in his lungs. Orphaned at an early age, he was raised by his Nova Scotia grandmother. At 15, he ran away to sea and joined the merchant marine, only to have his adventure meet an ignoble end when his ship ran aground in Bedford Basin at the north end of Halifax Harbour. It took him two days to walk home.
Two years later, on September 13, 1937, Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR joined the navy. Over the next 25 years, he served on 10 ships and cruised all over the world before retiring in 1962 as a chief petty officer. During the Korean War, he served on H.M.C.S. Haida. His career spanned three distinct eras, starting with a tiny prewar navy of 1,800 men and 13 ships that mobilized on September 10, 1939, and evolved into a huge wartime force of 100,000 sailors and 400 fighting ships. During the 1950s, the navy expanded to 20,000 men and 50 modern ships. It was the navy's golden era and Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR helped build it.
Despite a career filled with drama, Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR never boasted of his exploits, Geraldine TAILOR/TAYLOR said. "He was one of the unsung heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy because he never talked much about his experiences. He just did his job."
Hugh Edward TAILOR/TAYLOR was born on August 19, 1920, in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia He died of cancer on July 22 in Kemptville, Ontario He was 84. He leaves his wife, Patricia, his daughters Geraldine, June and Kathryn, and his son James.

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BORGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-17 published
YUREK, Gemma (née FSADNI)
Mrs. Gemma (FSADNI) YUREK of Saint Thomas, beloved wife of the late Louis A. YUREK (1995,) passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in her 78th year. Dearly loved mother of Mark YUREK of London, Daryl YUREK and his wife Wendy of Denver, Colorado, Marsha NOAKES and her husband James of London, and Paul YUREK and his wife Brenda of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Jody, Justin, Jamie, Jeremy, Stephen, Gregory and Stephanie. Dear sister of Carmen SMITH of Lambeth and the late Louis “Gigi” FSADNI. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Born in Malta, January 31, 1928, daughter of the late Francis and Marianne (BORGE) FSADNI. Mrs. YUREK was a member of Holy Angels' Roman Catholic Church, Saint Thomas where she was a former soloist and choir member as well as a former member of the Catholic Women's League. She was a member of the Saint Thomas Duplicate Bridge Club. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels' Roman Catholic Church, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 8: 30 p.m.

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BORGES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
BARBOSA, JOSE
It is with great sadness that the Barbosa family announces Jose BARBOSA's passing, after a courageous battle of an unexpected illness, at St. Joseph's Hospital, on April 14, 2005. Jose was a kind, gentle and hardworking husband, father, and (great) grandfather. He will be missed by his family and Friends. He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Maria CONCEICAO; children Margaret (Joseph BORGES), Guilherme (Teresa SOUSA), Helen (Lideberto FERREIRA) and Isabel; many grandchildren Richard (Lenny GONCALVES,) Jennifer (Donny GILLINGHAM,) William (Andra DEVERS,) Larraine, Alicia and Aidan; and only great-grandchild Seven GILLINGHAM. The family will receive Friends at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto, on Sunday, April 17 from 6-9 p.m. and Monday April 18 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Santa Cruz Roman Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 142 Argyle Street, Toronto. In memory of Jose, if desired, donations to The Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated. "Even though our family has been hectic at times, it is the glue that holds us together. It is the haven we seek when there is trouble and the place where we truly celebrate the good times. Family is important because it is like a ship's rudder on the sea of life... without it, you are lost adrift, not knowing truly who you are or where you are going..." Assim, testemundo a todos vos, Ont mesmo sentido que Ont meu avô me transmitiu...sonhos de felicidade...sonhos de alegria...e do infinito mas acima de tudo o amor.

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BORGES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-08 published
BORGES, Maria Teresa Cabral
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Friday, May 6th, 2005, at the age of 80 years. Teresa, beloved wife of the late Gualter dos Santos BORGES. Loving mother of Jose CLEMENTE and Maria da Conceicao BORGES, Mifa and Carlos RAPOSO, Ana Paula and Walter BISCAIA, Fernando and Julie BORGES, Grancinda BORGES and Pat MALONEY, and Miju and John STINSON. Cherished grandmother of Adam, Marco, Tina, Ryan, Rachelle, Danielle, Chad and Melissa. Dear sister of Eurico CABRAL and Jose CABRAL. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Monday, May 9th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at Saint Mary's Church (66A Main St. South, Brampton) for Mass at 11 a.m. Cremation. In memory of Teresa, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com.

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BORGES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
GOUVEIA, Jorge (March 23, 1925-November 10, 2005)
Of Fairview Nursing Home, Toronto. Visitation 1-9 p.m. today at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., Toronto. Mass 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen's Church to Prospect Cemetery. Mr. GOUVEIA who died at his residence, is survived by: wife Lucilia children Jorge (Germana,) Luis (Dalia,) Lucy BORGES (Dorvalino,) Maria SILVA (Carlos,) Emanuel (Suzanne;) 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin just north of Dundas.

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BORGIEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
ROBERTS, Floyd Ambrose
The Man with the Horn Floyd Ambrose ROBERTS went peacefully in his sleep at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday, June 25, 2005, in the arms of his loving family. Well known Canadian Trombonist, Floyd was born in Hamilton on July 11, 1914, and spent his life "Born to Play" with his boyhood Friends in the depression, the "Big Bands", World War 2 - The Lost Recordings, British Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Brant Inn, Toronto, New York, London; a musician's musician. Beloved husband of Bonnie (Yvonne) for 63 years; loving father of Wayne and his son Warren; cherished father of Debra; and dear son Craig and his wife Susan, and their children Yvonne and Brandon. He will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews, relatives and Friends. The family extends thanks to Dr. BORGIEL, Dr. MILLER and the staff at Apple Hills Medical Centre for their loving care over the years, and to the considerate staff at the Trillium Health Centre. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of this wonderful man's life will be held at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1170 Tynegrove Road, Mississauga, on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 11 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Trillium Health Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BORGKVIST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
HARRISON, Helen Margaret Elizabeth Campbell (née SWANSON)
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, on Sunday June 5, 2005, Mrs. Helen Margaret Elizabeth Campbell HARRISON (née SWANSON,) formerly of London, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late William HARRISON (1976.) Survived by her son Bill (Sandy.) Cherished grandmother of Shari (Sean) MOORE of Caledonia, Shane (Sheila) HARRISON and Stacey (Dave) FRANCIS all of London, and great-grandmother of Kiera and Brayden MOORE and Liam FRANCIS. Dear sister of Anne SMITH of Saint Thomas, George (Betty) SWANSON and Gloria WOLFE, all of London and sisters-in-law Edna SWANSON (Windsor) and Jane PIERCE (Mobile, Alabama). Predeceased by her sister Mariotta BORGKVIST and brothers Alex, Donald and Peter. Helen will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home.

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BORGMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
BORGMANN, Gerda Elfriede
On August 22, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, in her 94th year. Gerda will be sorely missed by Werner, her loving husband of 68 years, by her daughters Heidi and Elke, by her grandchildren Cheryl, Kristy, Andreas and their families, and by her many "adopted" children and grandchildren, especially Elsa, Michelle and Sophie. Gerda's generosity of spirit, her inquisitive mind, her positive outlook on life, her infectious "joie de vivre", and her unwillingness to ever think ill of anyone made her many lifelong Friends, both in Germany and in Canada, whether it be at work, during her extensive travels, or at her beloved cottage at Looncall Lake in the Kawarthas. She loved life, her family, and her Friends, and she always surrounded herself with music and flowers. A Memorial Service followed by a reception will be held on Friday, August 26 at 11: 00 at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (416-221-1159). Gerda and Werner have been longtime supporters of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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BORGO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
FARINA, Eleuteria " Laura"
Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Toronto Grace Hospital on Monday, January 31, 2005 in her 85th year. Eleuteria Laura FARINA, beloved wife of the late Franco. Loving mother of Brenda and her husband Tony BORGO and John and his wife Cindi. Cherished grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Thursday and Friday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday leaving the funeral home 9 a.m. to St. Andrew's Church, 2547 Kipling Ave. for Funeral Mass at 9: 30 a.m. Entombment Westminster Mausoleum.

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BORGONSOLI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
WELLS, Neil Alexander
On Friday October 21, 2005, with courage, dignity and sense of humour intact, passed away after a two year battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Carrol. Survived by parents Jean and Ken DAVIDSON, brother Lou and family in Nova Scotia. Predeceased by son Tony. The most patient and loving father to Michelle (Sandro BAGGIO,) Stacy (Nick BORGONSOLI,) Christine (Dale KOZLOWSKI,) Raymond (Vicki) and Ron GRENIER, Selena, Kim and Dale. The Best "Poppa" in the World to Ashley, Travis, Cherish, Antonio, Brianna, Riley, Sofia, Isabella, Alisa and Alex. Will be missed by his mother-in-law Simone BLANCHARD. Loving brother-in-law to Pat and Tim THOMAS (Bradley,) James and Hélène BLANCHARD (Nadia and Stephanie). Neil will be missed by numerous Friends and co-workers with the London Knights. At Neil's request a Private Funeral Service will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (451-9350), on Tuesday October 25, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Neil.

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BORGONSOLI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
WELLS, Neil Alexander
On Friday October 21, 2005, with courage, dignity and sense of humour intact, passed away after a two year battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Carrol. Survived by parents Jean and Ken DAVIDSON, brother Lou and family in Nova Scotia. Predeceased by son Tony. The most patient and loving father to Michelle (Sandro BAGGIO), Stacy (Nick BORGONSOLI), Christine (Dale KOZLOWSKI), Raymond (Vicki) and Ron GRENIER, Selena, Kim and Dale. The Best "Poppa" in the World to Ashley, Travis, Cherish, Antonio, Brianna, Riley, Sofia, Isabella, Alisa and Alex. Will be missed by his mother-in-law Simone BLANCHARD. Loving brother-in-law to Pat & Tim THOMAS (Bradley,) James and Hélène BLANCHARD (Nadia and Stephanie.) Neil will be missed by numerous Friends and co-workers with the London Knights. At Neil's request a Private Funeral Service will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (451-9350), on Tuesday October 25, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Neil

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BORIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
BORIC, Ivan A.
In Loving Memory of Ivan A. BORIC, 83 years, peacefully Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Lucija (TOMAC) BORIC of Sudbury. Loving father of Mary (husband Drago GIAVRIC) of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Helen of Sudbury and Nikola (wife Julie) of Komoka. Cherished Dida to Emily, Ivan, Katie and Klara. Dear son of Nikola and Marija BORIC predeceased. Dear brother of Marica PASTOUVIC of Croatia and the late Josip, Jelka, Nikola, Franjo and Marko all predeceased. Special uncle to Joe MATOVNOVIC and his daughter Meagan and sadly missed by many other loving nieces and nephews. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St. Sudbury. Funeral mass in Sveti Marko Croation Catholic Church, Pine St. at Alder Street, Sudbury, Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Prayers 8 p.m. Wednesday. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.

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BORIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-12 published
BORIGHT, Jean Frances (née MOORE)
Passed away on February 8th, 2005 in her 90th year at the Montreal General Hospital. Dearly loved wife of the late Gilbert Watson BORIGHT. She leaves her two sons Bryson Watson BORIGHT (Yvonne) of Toronto and Edward Arthur EVANS of California and two grand_sons, Timothy and Patrick EVANS. At her request, a private service was held on February 11th, 2005 and interment will be at a later date in Cowansville, Québec. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Mount Royal Funeral Complex (514) 279-6540.

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BORINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-05 published
BORINS, Adeline
On Thursday, August 4, 2005 at her home. Adeline BORINS, beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Elaine, and Edward and Eva. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harold and Beverly FINE. Devoted grandmother of Gwen, Sara and Michael ANGEL, David, Daniel, and the late Jennifer Borins SUTTON and great grandmother of Jeremy, Gregory, Tovi, and Charles. At Holy Blossom Memorial Park 40 Brimely Road, for service on Sunday, August 7, at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva 38 Ridge Hill Drive concluding Monday evening August 8. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Norman Borins and Jennifer Borins Sutton Memorial Bursary, York University Foundation, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 416-736-5364 www.give.osgoodealumni.ca

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BORINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-05 published
BORINS, Irwin
Peacefully on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. Irwin leaves his loving wife of 56 years Harriette, children Allan and Susan BORINS, Robynn and Scott JOLLIFFE and grandchildren Mark, Elliot, Courtney, and Jay. Special thanks to Baldwin RICHARDS, Delores HUIE, Jean FRITH, and Rosa TAVARES for their extraordinary care and devotion. Thank you to Dr. Gary LISS for his exceptional attention and care. For funeral and shiva arrangements please contact Benjamin's at 416-663-9060. If desired donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada. Irwin will be remembered for his warmth and fabulous sense of humour.

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BORINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
Terry LITOVITZ, 56: 'Powerhouse' educator
Terry LITOVITZ cared for students
'Really smart' and inevitably right
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
A strong woman. Bold. Intimidating.
That's what everybody said about accountant and educator Terry LITOVITZ.
And not just her students, although everyone who ever took her first-year accounting class during her 25 years at the University of Toronto's Scarborough campus came away from them shaking.
She didn't suffer fools or foolish notions. If she thought something was stupid, she said so. And inevitably she was right.
"She was just smart. Really, really smart," said Felicia LITOVITZ, 25, her youngest daughter who works in public relations for a Toronto entertainment conglomerate. Her older daughter, Aviva, 28, is working on her Ph. D. in chemistry at Cornell University. "I always loved her, but I was scared of her too until I was about 10. She was a powerhouse."
LITOVITZ used to tell her daughters, with a grin, that she never wanted to be called nice.
Glen McFARLAND was in LITOVITZ's first-year accounting class 10 years ago. "I was absolutely petrified," he recalled. "The class was intense and she was intimidating."
He remembers LITOVITZ asking who had completed the discussion problem and only about a half dozen raised their hands. "You're wasting my time," she told the rest of the class. "Get out now."
The freshmen were stunned. Nobody moved.
"All right then," LITOVITZ said, "The six of you who completed the problem come with me to my office. We'll talk about it there."
McFARLAND is now a partner with a Scarborough chartered accountancy firm, a member of the university management school's advisory board and a hirer of co-op accounting students just like he once was. He credits LITOVITZ for giving him, as well as hundreds of other accounting students, the grounding they needed for their work.
"Once you got over the fact she was so strict, you realized she was doing it all for you," he said. "Students were always her number one concern."
Most students caught on to her care and commitment to them.
In 1991, they created an award specifically for LITOVITZ for outstanding effort and performance in education, which the University of Toronto Commerce Management Students' Association presented to her. One year later, she was the recipient of the annual Scarborough College Teaching Award for being a "tough but fair and compassionate instructor."
The pupils also named the campus student association room -- the hub of their scholastic life -- after her.
"She made it clear stupidity annoyed her," said her friend and teaching colleague Sandra DAGA. " That's why students were scared of her. When they found out what she was about, they saw her kindness and thoughtfulness. She always gave good advice, if you asked the questions properly and didn't waste her time."
Her office was filled with cards, gifts and doodads from students. As study supervisor, her door was always open -- just leave the small talk behind, though. Widowed 15 years ago when her husband, Howie, died from cancer, she faced her own diagnosis of breast cancer five years later. Until two years ago, she carried on teaching, continuing her supervisory work via telephone and email from her Thornhill home. She was 56 when she died March 6.
"She was critical to the success of the program," said Sandford BORINS, a professor who was hired as department chair in 1990 to build, if not rescue, the management program at the Scarborough campus. At the time there were no full-time professors in the program and he set out to right this. LITOVITZ, who was a certified chartered accountant, and later, the recipient of an M.B.A. taken at night school, was an instructor, the lower status stream within the academic world.
"People in the teaching stream can make a real contribution, if they're as good as her. I learned from Terry that not everybody has to have a Ph. D.," BORINS said. "She was always three steps ahead. There were just a handful of people I could get really good advice from and she was one of them."
"She was impossible to sum up because she was so big," said her daughter Felicia.
Terry LITOVITZ was just 5-foot-2 -- but she had always been extraordinarily driven. Her father, Moishe or Morris KWASNIEWSKI, a paratrooper and war hero with the Polish underground movement, had been a highly ranked Communist civil servant who could give his wife and first daughter a fine home with a grand piano, a fountain in the foyer large enough for Terry to learn to ride a bicycle, a summer place, and a car and driver at their disposal.
But sometime after the Hungarian Revolution he learned he had fallen out of favour with the Communists in Moscow, and fled to Israel where he worked in a factory. In 1960, the family came to Canada, where they owned and operated a series of convenience stores. They worked from 7 in the morning to midnight, seven days a week and it fell to Terry to look after her younger sister Barbara and brother, Bernard, who was born when she was 13.
"My father was incredibly demanding," said Bernard KWASNIEWSKI, who is now an attorney living in San Francisco. "Once Terry came home with a mark of 99 per cent and he wanted to know what happened to the other 1 per cent."
Luckily, his daughter was extraordinarily bright, breezing through high school and easily attaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto in 1972.
Still, she told her own daughters she always hated school and opted to study chartered accountancy instead of law or medicine because it necessitated fewer years of study.
For three years, she worked in the Toronto office of Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where she was the only female auditor. Her brother remembers her telling him about one company dinner at which she sat beside the chairman and was the only female in the room as well as the only person who didn't have a cigar by their plate.
"Being Terry, she complained loudly, and was given a cigar, which she smoked," Bernard said. She had been smoking Gauloise cigarettes after a trip to France.
She dropped out of the corporate fast track for a job doing in-house education, research and recruitment for a Toronto accounting firm, where she learned that she loved teaching. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, she taught part-time at York University, University of Toronto and George Brown College. She had been on the faculty of University of Toronto at Scarborough since 1980.
While taking her M.B.A. at York, and getting the top grade point average of her year, at the same time she made sure she was available for her daughters' school field trips at Rockford Public School.
When she was diagnosed with cancer, she made it her mission to survive long enough to ensure her daughters grew into strong women, her brother said. She was in remission for eight years and even took a long-awaited trip four years ago to Australia and New Zealand where she went water rafting, jet boating and hiking.
But then doctors told her the cancer had returned and had spread onto her spine. Felicia transferred from McGill University to the University of Toronto to spend time with her mother. "We were close. I called her every day and saw her most weekends," she said. " It was important for me to make the most of the time we had."
She told Felicia she wanted to give her enough advice for the next 10 years of her life, and her daughter believes she did.
LITOVITZ used her remaining time to completely organize her affairs. "I was probably the world's most redundant executor," her brother said. "She never fell apart. She just kept going."
One of her last acts involved her students. She created the Terry Litovitz Merit Award in Management with an endowment that has since been augmented by contributions from her former faculty colleagues, staff at the university, Friends and family.
Officially, the award will be given to a student entering the bachelor of business administration program straight from high school with excellent marks and who has demonstrated leadership skills.
"We know what Terry wants," said Daga. "It's to go to someone who appreciates that this course prepares you for a profession and that it is not just to get easy marks. There's a difference."
The first recipient will be announced later this month.

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BORINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
BORINS, Adeline
On Thursday, August 4, 2005 at her home. Adeline BORINS, beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Elaine, and Edward and Eva. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harold and Beverly FINE. Devoted grandmother of Gwen, Sara and Michael ANGEL, David, Daniel, and the late Jennifer Borins SUTTON and great grandmother of Jeremy, Gregory, Tovi, and Charles. At Holy Blossom Memorial Park 40 Brimely Rd., for service on Sunday, August 7, at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva 38 Ridge Hill Dr. concluding Monday evening August 8. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Norman Borins and Jennifer Borins Sutton Memorial Bursary, York University Foundation, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, 416-736-5364. www.give.osgoodealumni.ca

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