BOWER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-16 published
BOWER, Harry Walker
In memory of, Harry Walker (Heidi) BOWERS, who passed away December 16th, 1997.
Dad, you are not forgotten.
Though on earth you are no more,
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before.
Lovingly remembered by Terry and Donna.
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BOWER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
PALMER, Elizabeth " Beth" Eileen (née IRWIN)
Elizabeth (Beth) Eileen PALMER, (née IRWIN), in London on Friday, April 22, 2005, at age 91. Predeceased by her husband Reginald Andrew (1998) and her son John Robert (1945). Dear mother of Catherine LITTLEJOHN, James PALMER and Jane TASKER and affectionate mother-in-law to Hewett LITTLEJOHN, Elizabeth PALMER and Peter TASKER. Beth's love of travel and education lives on in her grandchildren Robert (husband to Catherine GLYNN,) James (husband to Catherine BOWER), Elizabeth and Mary Catherine LITTLEJOHN, Michael John and Alexis PALMER, Rory and Jessica TASKER and in her greatgrandchildren, Cayley, Cameron and Riley LITTLEJOHN of Burlington and William, David and Andrew LITTLEJOHN of Barrie.
Beth's sense of adventure led her to explore places from Albania to Zambia including a camera safari in Africa and the witnessing of Paul Henderson's famous goal in Russia. Beth was actively involved in the London community over many years: as a volunteer fundraiser for the creation of the London Girls' Group Home, as Speakers' Chairman for the Women's Canadian Club of London, and as President of the Salvation Army's Children's Village Volunteer Committee. She was a member of the Volunteer Committee to Museum London, The London Club and The London Hunt and Country Club. Deeply committed to Women's Rights, Beth wrote a book on Emily Murphy, and also co-authored a play on this Canadian judge who spearheaded The Persons Act granting Canadian women equal rights in 1928. Her research materials on Emily Murphy are copyrighted and have been given to The University of Alberta archives for the benefit of students and the people of Canada. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. A memorial service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, on Monday, April 25 at 11: 00 a.m., Archdeacon Kenneth ANDERSON presiding. Private cremation and interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Boys' and Girls' Club of London, 184 Horton Street, London, Ontario N6B 1K8.

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BOWER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-11 published
COLLINS,Marjorie Ellen (née CORISTINE)
Marjorie Ellen COLLINS (née CORISTINE) passed away peacefully at home on June 10, 2005 surrounded by her loving family. Pre-deceased by her husband Maurice O. COLLINS in 1978 and sister Ada ACTON. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Brenda L. SHERRELL and her spouse David BOWER, Susan D. GREGORY and her husband Jim, her grandchildren Jay, Jamie and companion Mike, Shawn, Kelly and fiance Peter, Lucas and wife Tracey, Saul, and Misha, sister Elsie FISHER, and numerous nieces, nephews, greatgrandchildren, and Friends. Daughter of the late Chester and Ethel CORISTINE of Watford, Ontario.
Marjorie was a teacher, member of Riverside United Church, and participant in various activities at the Boys and Girls Memorial Club. The family would like to thank Dr. SCILLY and the Victorian Order of Nurses Palliative Care Team. Visitation will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel (1997 Dundas St. E.) on Sunday June 12th, 2005, from 7-9 p.m. with the service being held in the chapel on Monday at 1 pm with Reverend Kathy FRASER officiating. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marjorie are asked to consider The Canadian Diabetes Association, one of her favourite charities. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BOWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-18 published
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BOWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-29 published
PALMER, Elizabeth "Beth" Eileen Palmer (née IRWIN)
In London on Friday, April 22, 2005, at age 91. Predeceased by her husband Reginald Andrew (1998) and her son John Robert (1945). Dear mother of Catherine LITTLEJOHN, James PALMER and Jane TASKER and affectionate mother-in-law to Hewett LITTLEJOHN, Elizabeth PALMER and Peter TASKER. Beth's love of travel and education lives on in her grandchildren Robert (husband to Catherine GLYNN,) James (husband to Catherine BOWER), Elizabeth and Mary Catherine LITTLEJOHN, Michael John and Alexis PALMER, Rory and Jessica TASKER and in her great-grandchildren, Cayley, Cameron and Riley LITTLEJOHN of Burlington and William, David and Andrew LITTLEJOHN of Barrie. Beth's sense of adventure led her to explore places from Albania to Zambia including a camera safari in Africa and the witnessing of Paul Henderson's famous goal in Russia. Beth was actively involved in the London community over many years: as a volunteer fundraiser for the creation of the London Girls' Group Home, as Speakers' Chairman for the Women's Canadian Club of London, and as President of the Salvation Army's Children's Village Volunteer Committee. She was a member of the Volunteer Committee to Museum London, The London Club and The London Hunt and Country Club. Deeply committed to Women's Rights, Beth wrote a book on Emily Murphy, and also co-authored a play on this Canadian judge who spearheaded The Persons Act granting Canadian women equal rights in 1928. Her research materials on Emily Murphy are copyrighted and have been given to The University of Alberta archives for the benefit of students and the people of Canada. A memorial service was conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, on Monday, April 25 at 11: 00 a.m. Archdeacon Kenneth ANDERSON presided. Private cremation and interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Boys' and Girls' Club of London, 184 Horton Street, London, Ontario N6B 1K8. (James A. Harris Funeral Home, London)

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BOWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
BOWER, Lucien
On Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Mount Sinai Hospital. Lucien BOWER, beloved husband of the late Doris BOWER. Loving father and father-in-law of Adam and Michele, Julian, Fiona, and Simon. Dear brother of Roxanna, Therese, and the late Greta. Devoted grandfather of Jordan, Jeffrey, Daniel, Joshua, and Vanessa. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst, south of Eglinton), for service on Friday, March 18 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 91 Elm Ridge Dr., daily from 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation (416) 586-8290.

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BOWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-17 published
BOWER, Marion (née HEARST)
Peacefully at Leisure World on Sunday, August 14, 2005. Fondly remembered by her sons, sisters and brother, nieces, nephews, cousins, Friends and all their families. Long time member of Cosburn United Church. Thank you to all for your Friendship, support and kindness over the years. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue (1 block east of Donlands subway) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service will be held in the Chapel Thursday at 11 o'clock. A reception will follow the service. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would appreciated.

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BOWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
DEVLIN, Andrea Ellen "DeeDee" (née BOWER)
Passed away in the presence of her family at the Trillium Health Centre Mississauga, on Monday, December 5, 2005. Beloved wife for 46 years of Dan. Loving mother of Dan Jr., David, Dana (Leo) and Shannon. Dear grandmother of Tanya, Justin, Danielle, Olivia, Ava, Aram and Aiden. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to Bob and Connie, Steve and Betty, John and Sheila, Steve and Cheryl, Lasha and Orest, Cheryl and Greg, Brad and Lisa and the staff at Shoppers Drug Mart: Cathy, Darcy, Rita, Andy and Rose. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 3 o'clock. Cremation to follow.

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BOWERBANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-25 published
BUTLER, Frank
On April 21, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, in his 90th year. Predeceased by his second wife, Jean, in 2003 and by his first wife, Elizabeth "Betty," in 1973. Brother to Suzanne PERRÉARD and Angela BUTLER, both of Geneva, Switzerland, and Charlotte VIDAL (Federico) of Cochiti Lake, New Mexico; brother-in-law to Scott BOWERBANK of Victoria, British Columbia. Father to Veronica BUTLER of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Michael BUTLER (Diana) and Virginia BUTLER, both of Victoria, British Columbia. Grandfather to Erica HOUSE (Michael FRASER) of Toronto, Jennifer BUTLER and Simon BUTLER, both of Vancouver, British Columbia. Great-grandfather to Tessa FRASER of Toronto. He will be greatly missed by his family and by his many Friends.
Frank was born on June 13, 1915 in Griffithstown, United Kingdom. He was educated at Sherborne School in England and Trinity College, Toronto, after the family emigrated to Canada. Frank spent most of his career with Shell Canada Ltd., where he held positions of increasing responsibility in Toronto and Montreal until his retirement in 1975. During the Second World War, he served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, rising to the rank of Squadron Leader. Flying a Hudson bomber from Royal Canadian Air Force bases in the Maritimes, he helped protect Atlantic convoys from enemy submarines. He recalled these years as being the best in his life, particularly as they were also the early years of a very happy marriage to Betty, which began in 1940. Especially happy times with Betty and the children followed construction of a family cottage on Lake Muskoka in the 1960s. After Betty's untimely death, he married Jean McKinley TOOMBS in 1974, beginning a close partnership which lasted almost thirty years. This partnership extended to the business world: after Frank left Shell, they both managed the Canadian operations of the Forty Plus human resources consulting group, which evolved into the Life Management Centre.
Frank's outlook on life was that of the indefatigable optimist and enthusiast. These attributes, combined with a high degree of courage, enabled him stoically to endure his steadily increasing infirmities over the past nine years, including Parkinson's disease.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Frank's companion, Andrew KERZNER, who over the past two and a half years enabled Frank to enjoy a wide range of worthwhile experiences despite his disabilities. The staff of Briton House are also to be commended for their caring attention during this time.
A memorial service for Frank will be held at St Clement's Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, on May 6 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada.

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BOWERBANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-13 published
BOWERBANK, Sylvia Lorraine
Sylvia passed away at her home on Friday, August 5, 2005, in her 58th year. Beloved daughter of Margaret and the late Jack BOWERBANK. Cherished sister of Greg, Annette, and Jeff and sister-in-law to Dorie and Robin. Special aunt to Trevor, Stasia, Ben, Michael, Drew and Paul and Big Sister to Justine. A friend, a mentor, a colleague, she touched so many with her intelligence, humour and wisdom and she will be sorely missed.
Sylvia was born July 10, 1947 in Hamilton, Ontario and spent her early years at Baptiste Lake where she gained an appreciation of nature that influenced her throughout her life. Educated at Carleton, McMaster, the University of Toronto and Simon Fraser University, Sylvia received her PhD in English from McMaster University.
A professor at McMaster University, cross-appointed to the Department of English and to the Arts and Science Program, Dr. BOWERBANK had also been a member of the academic advisory committee of the Women's Studies Program and the University Co-Chair of the President's Committee on Indigenous Issues. Her profound book on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women's ecology, Speaking for Nature, appeared last year with Johns Hopkins Press.
The family would like to express our deep appreciation to her dear Friends, Carole, Mary, and Sara; to Dr. J. MULLENS, the staff of the Community Care Access Centre, in particular, Darren and Rhonda, who supported her wishes to spend her remaining time in her home in the country during her year-long struggle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held privately by her family. For those wishing to celebrate her life, a special service will be held by McMaster University, on Friday, September 23rd at 2: 30 p.m. in Convocation Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations for a student award in Sylvia's name made out to McMaster University, c/o University Advancement, Downtown Centre 125, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8. Family and Friends may leave online condolences at www.mem.com
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BOWERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-04 published
CAMPBELL, Bruce A.
A resident of Chatham and formerly of Ridgetown, Bruce A. CAMPBELL passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at the age of 63. Born in Ridgetown, son of the late Gordon and Ruth (GRAVES) CAMPBELL. Beloved husband of the late Janet (SCAMAN) CAMPBELL (2003.) Dear father of Greg CAMPBELL and his wife Julie of Essex, and Debbie CAMPBELL of Toronto. Grandfather of Grant and Brooke CAMPBELL. Brother of Roy and Margaret CAMPBELL of Huntsville, Irene and Bev CHINNICK of Chatham, Margaret and Harv FREDERICK of Rodney, Betty CAMPBELL of London and the late Archie CAMPBELL and Dorothy BOWERING. Brother-in-law of Agatha SCAMAN of Chatham and her late husband Brian, and Jane and Bob MURRAY of Whitby. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by mother and father-in-law Margaret and William SCAMAN. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. East, Ridgetown on Friday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Colin BRYAN and 4th floor nursing staff at C.K.H.A., and Madeleine MONTGOMERY for their special care. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BOWERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
BEITINGER, Connor Adam
Suddenly at the Ajax and Pickering Health Centre on Sunday, January 9, 2005. Connor Adam BEITINGER, at the age of 4½ years. Beloved son of Cindy and Larry. Dear brother of Mercedes. Loving grand_son of Moma and Bopa BEITINGER and Nanny and Poppy BOWERING, and great-grand_son of Elsie MOORE and Pearl BOWERING. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, Kingston Road at Randall Drive, Ajax (Pickering Village) on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Private interment in Saint Margaret's-in-the-Pines Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Joubert Syndrome Foundation Corp., c/o Janet Gundling, Treasurer, 8 Ash Road, Jackson, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08527 jjgund@aol.com would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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BOWERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
BOWERING, Joan (née CROFT) (1920-2005)
Passed peacefully away at the age of 85 at Scarborough General Hospital on Friday, October 21, 2005. Beloved wife of George for 60 years. She leaves three sons, Rick and wife Diane, Bob and wife Lottie and Mike and wife Sharon; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Amy, Sarah, Trisha, Stephen, Christopher and Rebecca and one great-grandchild Jacy; and her beloved dog, Kelly. Predeceased by other members of her British family. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.) 416-267-4656 on Tuesday, October 25 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. In memory of Joan, donations can be made to Toronto Humane Society.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-06 published
McDONOUGH, William John " Bill"
Peacefully, at Summit Place in Owen Sound, on Saturday, June 4th, 2005. William John McDONOUGH, of Owen Sound, in his 84th year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Margery McDONOUGH (nee NEATH.) Much loved father of Merry and Larry WHALEN, Thom and Marnie McDONOUGH and Patrick McDONOUGH. Dear grandfather of David (Lisa) WHALEN, Chris (Jen STEVENS) WHALEN, Andy (Laura) McDONOUGH, Michael McDONOUGH and Laura McDONOUGH. Proud great-grandfather of Liam and Callum WHALEN and Ella McDONOUGH. Predeceased by his four sisters, Zella BOWERMAN, Dorothy GRAHAM, Marion WADEY and Josephine RICHARDS. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of William McDONOUGH at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Thursday, June 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.
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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-09 published
BOWERMAN
--In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Lena who passed away 17 years ago, February 5, 1988.
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a special place
That no one could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone.
You took a part of me with you
The day God called you home.
Lovingly remembered by your daughter Margaret and grandchildren Katrina and Cheyenne.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-03-02 published
Thomas Morley WRIGHT
In loving memory of Thomas Morley WRIGHT, September 17, 1930 - February 22, 2005 who died at his home on Tuesday morning, age 74 years.
Dear husband of Doreen (née BOWERMAN) of Manitowaning. Loved father of Renny and wife Judy, Tammy and husband B.J. LAFLEUR, all of Manitowaning. Special grandfather of Darin (Abbie), Darrell (Stephanie), Trevor (Beverly), Rodney (Stacey), Rhonda (Pat), Tania (Andrew) and great grandfather of Bailey, Madison, Riley, Randy and Braiden. Remembered by siblings Ivan (predeceased) and wife Phyllis, Linda WRIGHT, both of Sault Ste. Marie, Lyla (husband Harry PINEAULT predeceased) of Windsor, Maimie and husband Bill SIM of Manitowaning, Ruby (husband Bob CANNARD predeceased) of Mindemoya, Phyllis (predeceased) and husband Willard COSBY of Little Current, Pearl (predeceased) and husband Glen FERGUSON of Onaping, Frank and wife Rhonda of Killarney, Betty (husband Eli MADAHBEE predeceased) of Sucker Creek, Donald and Irene (both predeceased,) predeceased by Lyle, Reola and husband Nick RUZYSKI (both predeceased.)
A gathering of family and Friends to celebrate and remember the life lived by a wonderful man was held at 2 pm on Friday, February 25, 2005 in Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-07 published
BOWERMAN, Lloyd B.
Lloyd B. BOWERMAN of Kennsington Village London formerly of Listowel and Exeter at London Health Sciences Centre on Friday, March 4th, 2005 in his 89th year. Lloyd BOWERMAN, beloved husband of the late Erma BOWERMAN (WORKMAN) (2003.) Loved brother of Rosalind DAVALL and her husband Doug of Burlington, also survived by nieces and nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Ada (HOUCK) BOWERMAN and two brothers Scott and Lorne. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W. Seaforth on Monday from 1: 00 p.m. until time of service at 2: 00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Rev. John GOULD officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-06 published
BOWERMAN, Douglas
In shock and with deep sadness our family announces the sudden death of Doug at the age of 77. Best loved husband and life partner to Dorothea for 55 years. Loving father of Douglas and his wife Kimberly. Cherished Grandad to Douglas and Emily. Doug was a man of tremendous capabilities, his favourite saying was "I did it my way" He demonstrated this with much deserved respect during his career on the Police Force. At Doug's request there will be no formal service. A private gathering in his memory will be held at a later date.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-23 published
LEWIS, David John
Suddenly at home on June 21, 2005, in his 52nd year. Dearly loved and cherished husband of Janis. Loving father of Ryan, Shawn, Jeffrey and Steven. Loved son of Verna WILSON and the late Russell LEWIS. Dear brother of Bob (Janice,) Don (Dawn,) and Jeanie (Steven.) Special son-in-law of Doug and Joan BOWERMAN. David will be sadly missed and warmly remembered by all who knew him. The family will receive Friends at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, 905-387-2111, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from St. Michael's Anglican Church, 1188 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
BOWERMAN, Douglas
In shock and with deep sadness our family announces the sudden death of Doug at the age of 77. Best loved husband and life partner to Dorothea for 55 years. Loving father of Douglas and his wife Kimberly. Cherished Grandad to Douglas and Emily. Doug was a man of tremendous capabilities, his favourite saying was 'I did it my way'. He demonstrated this with much deserved respect during his career on the Police Force. At Doug's request there will be no formal service. A private gathering in his memory will be held at a later date.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-04 published
BOWERMAN, Pearson
Born March 23, 1916 at the Merrick family home and general store at Mitchell's Square, Oro Township, Simcoe County. Pearson BOWERMAN was the son of Pearl Merrick and Clarence Percy BOWERMAN. He served from September 11, 1939 to August 15, 1945 with the Seventh Infantry - Engineers seeing action as a munitions expert throughout France (in particular Normandy) and Belgium. Returning from overseas he lived most of his life in Toronto. After working for 36 years in the newspaper industry as a writer, editor, and proof reader, he retired from the Toronto Star in 1981. He died quietly on November 1, 2005 at 89 years of age, at the George Hees Veteran Residence at Sunnybrook Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. in the Sunnybrook Chapel (H Wing) with Wes ROBERTS officiating. Reception to follow at Estates of Sunnybrook. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Tengye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 11 Madison Ave., Toronto M5R 2S2. He is loved dearly by his life mate and best friend Marie, daughter Bonnie, son Robert, son Jeffery (deceased), son-in-law Gary, daughter-in-law Rehana, brother Bill and dog Blue. We will miss him. "My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it." Clarence Boddington Kelland

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BOWERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-05 published
BELROSE, Emma Edna (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Summit Place Nursing Home, Owen Sound on Saturday December 3rd, 2005. Emma (CAMPBELL) BELROSE of Tobermory in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Kingsley BELROSE. Stepmother of Sheldon BELROSE of Paisley. Special grandmother of Tami BELROSE (Don BOWERS,) Darlene MacKENZIE, Doug BELROSE and great grandmother of Kimberley and Brook. Predeceased by one daughter Erma, one step son Bobbie and four sisters and brothers. A funeral service will be conducted from Light and Life Chapel, Highway 6, Tobermory on Tuesday December 6th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry CLUBINE officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment, Dunk's Bay Cemetery, Tobermory, Donations to the Tobermory Clinic or the Lion's head Hospital would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BOWERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-16 published
BOWER, Harry Walker
In memory of, Harry Walker (Heidi) BOWERS, who passed away December 16th, 1997.
Dad, you are not forgotten.
Though on earth you are no more,
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before.
Lovingly remembered by Terry and Donna.
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BOWERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
BOTTOMS, Floyd F.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, March 25, 2005, Floyd F. BOTTOMS, of R.R.#5 Woodstock, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Juliana BOTTOMS (1994) and special friend of June CHAPUT of R.R.#5, Woodstock. Dear father of Jeroldean "Jeri" JONES of Columbia, South Carolina and Margaret LENHART and her husband Tommy of Barnsville, Georgia. Loved grandfather of seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Dear brother of Ray and Raymond (Wanda) BOTTOMS all of North Carolina. Predeceased by his sister Edith Mae BOWERS and by his brother Milton BOTTOMS. Floyd had been an A.A. member for over 29 years and had worked at the O.R.C. for over 20 years during the 70's and 80's. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Monday, March 28, 2005, from 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in the Princeton Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BOWERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
ALTMAN, Rose
Peacefully at Seaforth Manor, on Sunday, August 14, 2005, Mrs. Rose ALTMAN of Seaforth in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Patrick ALTMAN. Loving mother of Doreen BOWERS and her friend Eugene VACHON of Kitchener, Germaine and Delford STEMMLER of Kitchener, Roy and Dianne ALTMAN of Kitchener, Louis and Joanne ALTMAN of Hanover, Shirley and Bob RIEPERT of Point Clark, Jim and Joan ALTMAN of Kitchener, Nancy and Jack PERRIN of Sebringville and Delford ALTMAN of Brussels. Cherished grandmother of 28 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Roy and Vera NETZKE of Mallory Township. Special aunt of Herb ALTMAN of Kitchener. Predeceased by son Patrick, her parents David and Eva NETZKE, granddaughter Cathy WEBER, brother Melvin NETZKE, and sister Norma Jean NETZKE. Friends will be received at the Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, 47 High Street, Seaforth, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment St. James Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated. Parish Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
KEE- GEORGE, Edward
Peacefully, at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at the age of 74. Predeceased by his parents William and Georgina (BOWERS,) sister Loa and brothers Howarth and Donald. Lovingly remembered by sisters Yvonne, Mississauga; Bessie and Hazel, Georgetown; Edna, Brampton and brother Gordon, Port Credit. Beloved father of Bill (Lois) BOLTON; Deanna (Jeff) WHITE/WHYTE, Orangeville and Karen (Hans) STRAUB, Clearwater, British Columbia. Cherished friend of Joyce, Samanatha, Shauna, and caregiver Janet. A private cremation has taken place and the Memorial Service will be held April 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Saint John's Dixie Cemetery, 737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-31 published
HEWSON, Audrey (née WILLISON)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2005 at Scarborough Grace Hospital, in her 91st year. Audrey, beloved wife of the late Harold HEWSON. Dear mother of Carol (Douglas) BOWERS of Aurora, Jill (Doug) BARNES of Toronto, Jack HEWSON of New Jersey and Barry (Betty) HEWSON of Burlington. Loving sister of Kenneth WILLISON. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Laurie BLUE, Gary and Kevin Bowers, David BARNES, Linda BRENNAN, Kim BARNES, Sean and Christopher HEWSON and her great-grandchildren Hudson, Emmerson, Brian, Caitlin, Kristin, Amanda, Connor, Adam, Sydney and Dylan. Predeceased by her brother Ernest WILLISON, sister Jessie LEMAY and parents Harry and Ethel WILLISON. Visitation will take place on Friday, April 1, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment, Church of the Redeemer Cemetery in Duntroon. Friends may leave comments on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-29 published
Stabbings kill woman, 62, injure daughter
Neighbours watch in horror through patio door as woman attacked
By Patrick EVANS, Staff Reporter
A Toronto family that spans five generations has to find a way to go on without their "Nana" after she was stabbed to death in an incident that also left her daughter critically injured.
The man who attacked them was shot dead minutes later by Toronto police.
Just before that, a teenage girl described by family members as the dead woman's granddaughter escaped death when a group of neighbours fought off the attacker's attempt to drag her back inside a townhouse at 1898 Sheppard Ave. W. near Jane St.
Pandora WHITE/WHYTE, 62, was killed late Friday in her home by her adoptive brother, Ucal LAUZON, 34, family members and neighbours said as they gathered outside the home yesterday.
"We lost the major link to a chain, the major source to a family that stays together," said Kathleen MILLINGTON, a family member who spoke to the Star outside the neat townhouse where WHITE/WHYTE lived with her granddaughter, Rochelle.
Horrified neighbours watched shortly after 10: 30 p.m. Friday as the man they identified as Lauzon, described by family members as an adoptive brother, stabbed WHITE/WHYTE's daughter Marcia ALLYNE, 37, just metres away on the other side of a glass sliding door.
A neighbour who wanted to be identified only as Kevin said he couldn't see a knife, but Lauzon struck Allyne repeatedly with an object.
"(Allyne) fought (back)," Kevin said. "I really respected that."
Minutes later, Lauzon was shot dead by police officers who arrived on the scene, neighbours said. He was pronounced dead at Sunnybrook hospital early yesterday.
Neighbours in the townhouse complex said they heard officers shout to Lauzon to drop his weapon several times before he was shot.
The provincial Special Investigations Unit, which probes civilian deaths involving police, is taking over the investigation.
A press release from the Special Investigations Unit said police officers arrived at approximately 11: 02 p.m. and found Allyne lying outside the house with "serious stab wounds."
"A Toronto Police Service officer was involved in a confrontation with a 34-year-old man, resulting in shots being fired."
Allyne is in critical condition at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.
MILLINGTON told reporters WHITE/WHYTE was a "law-abiding citizen" and said the incident had nothing to do with drugs or any other kind of crime. "... I want that stated," she said.
Neighbours said Rochelle was in the house when the violence started and tried twice to get out.
The first time Lauzon dragged her back inside in front of horrified onlookers.
When she escaped a second time, she was taken inside the home of neighbour Zolikha WARDAK, whose family phoned 911.
"She was (covered) in so much blood, I thought she was hurt, too," WARDAK said.
Rochelle told her she had been in her bedroom when she heard an argument downstairs, WARDAK said.
The teen said she ran down to find WHITE/WHYTE on the couch, covered in blood.
Rochelle told WARDAK she had blood on her because she ran to WHITE/WHYTE and hugged her.
The teen told WARDAK that Lauzon was there and she tried to get away from him.
A neighbour who asked not to be identified said he was in his yard when he heard Rochelle screaming.
"I saw her come out," he said. "She came to us... She was trying to slide behind us."
He said Lauzon came out after her. "She started running. He was trying to grab her."
Rochelle tripped and fell, he said, and Lauzon dragged her inside.
"Moments later, she ran out again. So this time, we defended her."
He said that about half a dozen men from the neighbourhood formed a barrier between Lauzon and Rochelle.
Lauzon gave up and went back into the house, he said. Some of the men ran to WHITE/WHYTE's door and tried unsuccessfully to get inside.
WHITE/WHYTE was a registered nurse who worked with senior citizens, said Annette WALTERS- MILLINGTON, one of her three daughters.
WHITE/WHYTE also leaves her mother, 77, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
WHITE/WHYTE had lived in the community for more than 20 years and was loved by everyone, said a distraught Annette WALTERS- MILLINGTON, WHITE/WHYTE's daughter.
"Anybody that knows her calls her Nana...," Kevin said. "That's what we called her, out of respect."
With files from Lauren LA ROSE, Amy BROWN- BOWERS and Ashley JOANNOU

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
GIDGE, Grace
(Mrs. Grace WITTY) Peacefully after a sudden illness at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Saturday, June 4, 2005 in her 82nd year. Grace will be forever missed by her husband Roy WITTY. Loving mother of Joan, Ken, Ron, Marty, Heidi and Linda. Predeceased by her son David. Loving grandma of 9, great-grandma of 5. Dear sister of Millie, Bernice, Cliff and the late Ken BOWERS. Friends will be received at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment Kettleby Cemetery. Memorial donations to World Vision would be appreciated by the family.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
Boyfriend charged in toddler's death
Toddler found dead in wooded lot near Cambridge
Mother's boyfriend charged with first-degree murder
By Nicolaas VAN RIJN, Staff Reporter
The desperate search for a little boy just shy of his second birthday has ended with the discovery of his body in a wooded lot on the outskirts of Cambridge and the arrest of a man on a charge of first-degree murder.
Police found the body of 22-month-old Donny CLUBB in a wooded area between the Grand River and the Whistle Bear Golf Club early yesterday, but would not say what or who led them there.
"Those human remains we believe to be that of Donovan CLUBB," Waterloo regional police Insp. Bryan LARKIN told a news conference, adding an autopsy must still be done. "We're in the early hours of investigation at the crime scene."
The discovery left the little boy's parents devastated.
His mother, 21-year-old Courtney CATTON of Chatham, was in disbelief, her sister Britney said.
"It isn't real," Britney CATTON said. "It's one thing to lose your baby, but to lose him to murder is another thing. It's unexplainable. The only break that my sister had in so long was her kid. He's never gone from her side, ever."
Matt CLUBB, the boy's father, was in shock. "I can't believe this is happening," said CLUBB, 21. "It's like a bad dream and I'm waiting to wake up. But I can't.
"I don't want to believe that this has really happened, I just miss him so much."
CLUBB said police "won't tell us much... if he was buried or not... because they don't want it to interfere with their investigation."
Pam CLUBB, the boy's grandmother, was overcome with grief. "I have a picture of him in a bathtub, he looks so beautiful.... I've been looking at it and all I want to do is hold him, but I can't."
Donny, who had been the subject of a seldom-used province-wide Amber Alert after his mother reported him missing Thursday, was last seen a week ago, when his mother's 35-year-old boyfriend took him on what police believe was a fishing trip in Simcoe, where he has connections.
"Donny's mother was well aware that Donny was going to go away for a period of time," said Chatham-Kent Insp. George FLIKWEERT.
"What they did there, we're not 100 per cent sure, but they were there for several days."
Casey PETERS, who lives next door to the Kitchener house sometimes used by the boyfriend, said she saw a little boy she believes was Donny in a car with the man Monday.
"The kid looked content," PETERS said.
The fishing trip was to have ended Wednesday, and the boy's mother went to bed that night thinking he was back home.
When she found Donny missing Thursday morning, FLIKWEERT said, she called police, who began a missing person investigation at 10: 48 a.m.
Donny's mother told police her boyfriend returned home to their Chatham residence late Wednesday night, and told her that her son was sleeping in the basement of their home.
The man left at about 5: 30 a.m. Thursday, but when CATTON went to look for Donny later that morning she couldn't find him, and called police.
After the boyfriend was arrested in Kitchener on Canada Day, he was interviewed by detectives with the assistance of members of the Ontario Provincial Police's behavioural sciences unit.
"The investigation revealed the circumstances surrounding the death of Donny," Deputy Chief Jack CHAMBERS of Chatham-Kent police said.
Neighbours of CATTON said she had been living with Donny and her boyfriend on Edgar Ave., a quiet street on Chatham's south side.
Rosaire STERLING and his wife Ruth, who have lived on Edgar for 37 years, recalled seeing the energetic child playing in front of their home.
"He used to play right on the road, but my three granddaughters played in the back," Sterling said. "I used to holler at the mum to pull him in. It's a calm street, but there's still a bit of traffic.
"These people didn't cause any rumpus," STERLING added. "They were good people."
Neighbours and other well-wishers began placing flowers in front of CATTON's house, roped off with yellow police crime scene tape, shortly after the news of Donny's death broke yesterday.
Among those paying their respects were Brenda McKINLAY, her young son Zack and boyfriend Bob.
After she placed a single red rose and a small stuffed teddy bear in front of the house, her boyfriend paused and considered the little boy standing beside them.
"Zack's the same age as little Donovan," said Bob.
"It kind of hits home."
Donny's father, meanwhile, was struggling to cope with his loss.
"He was an energetic little boy, always moving, always smiling, always full of life," CLUBB said. "I'll never have the chance to see him grow up and be with him."
Donny's grandmother, too, thought of the good time that will never come again.
"When he would cry, I would take him to the kitchen window and he would look outside, and he would laugh, but that will never happen again," Pam CLUBB said.
Charged with first-degree murder is Shawn Tyler PALMER, who was arrested Canada Day on a warrant charging him with abduction.
He is to make an audio court appearance in Chatham on Wednesday.
With files from Amy BROWN- BOWERS, Patrick EVANS, Bob MITCHELL, Nick PAPARELLA, the Waterloo Region Record and Star wire services

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-10 published
WILSON, Judith " Judy" (née CARAVAN)
In fond and loving memory of a dear wife, mother and sister, in Brampton, Ontario on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at the age of 61 years. Judy, beloved wife of Ken. Loving mother of Pamela and Darlene (Jason BRANIDIS.) Dear sister of Barbara, Carol (Patrick DORMODY,) Robert (Barbara) of Newfoundland, William "Bill" (Patricia) of British Columbia, Wayne (Diana) of Hamilton, Grace (Wade BOWERS) of Whitby, Charles (Paul STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) of Toronto and of the late John and his surviving wife Diane of Newfoundland. She will be greatly missed by the Wilson family and by many Friends at New Life Community Church. Visitation will be held at Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Sunday, September 11, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 1 p.m., Friends are requested to meet at New Life Community Church (9281 Goreway Drive, north of Queen Street, Brampton). Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens. In memory of Judy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
North York man fatally stabbed
By Stan JOSEY, Staff Reporter, With files from Amy BROWN- BOWERS
A quiet North York neighbourhood was pierced by the screams of a dying man Saturday after a violent clash in a penthouse apartment.
Shane Barrington ROSE, 30, died in hospital after he ran from a building on Harrison Garden Blvd., near Yonge Street, and Sheppard Ave. E. He died of a stab wound to the chest, an autopsy revealed.
Another man, believed to be from the same apartment, was taken to hospital with beating injuries and later released.
ROSE apparently fled the apartment where he was attacked, took an elevator downstairs and ran outside for help, where he collapsed, police said.
A resident who lives below the penthouse said he heard the "ruckus" as officers tried to save the man, and a woman, believed to be his girlfriend, begged police for information.
Most of the units in the condo building are owned by investors and rented out, he said. "That's why we have a lot of younger people in here," said the man who wouldn't give his name.
Meanwhile, police have announced that a 70-year-old woman has died nearly two months after being stabbed in a North York townhouse.
A 29-year-old man walked into a police station September 19 to say he had stabbed someone at a townhouse on Wilson Ave. between Bathurst St. and Allen Rd. When police went to the home, they found Bernice LIM suffering from stab wounds. She was taken to Sunnybrook hospital and died of her injuries Saturday.
Roel VINTAYEN of Toronto was originally charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and having a weapon.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
DESROCHERS, Maurice Paul
Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday, November 13th, 2005 at the age of 44 years. Beloved son of Juliette and the late Lawrence DESROCHERS of Barrie. Loving brother of Diane (Richard HAYES), Doris (Gordon GOODMAN), Evelyn (Patrick MILNE), Leo, Larry (Marie), Julian (Terry), Guy, late Andre, Micheline (Jan PIOTROWSKI,) Lori, Patrick (Deborah BOWERS) and Richard. He will be sadly missed by his 13 nieces and nephews and their families. Also survived by many relatives and Friends from Toronto, Winnipeg, Penetanguishene, Lafontaine, and Barrie. A Family Service will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet's Point Road, at Yonge Street, Barrie. Cremation. Arrangements entrusted to Saint Mary's Parish, Barrie. Memorial donations to the Ontario Lung Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
Scarborough man, 24, fatally stabbed in scuffle
Becomes Toronto's 71st homicide
Woman injured slightly during attack
By Ben RAYNER, Staff Reporter With files from Amy BROWN- BOWERS, Canadian Press
An apparent scuffle in a Scarborough basement ended in a fatal stabbing and the city's 71st homicide of the year early yesterday.
Police found the male victim face down and bleeding from multiple puncture wounds in the driveway at 50 McGregor Rd. The body was discovered near an unoccupied car after police received a call at 12: 40 a.m. that two men were fighting in a basement residence.
The man was taken to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre but was pronounced dead an hour later.
Police yesterday identified the deceased as Mohamed HUSSIEN, 24, of Toronto.
A woman at the scene -- identified by neighbours as a resident of the basement -- was taken to Scarborough General Hospital, where she was treated for facial bleeding. Police said her injuries were not serious and she was expected to recover.
An attacker, described only as "male" and allegedly seen running from the house, is still at large. Police are urging anyone with any information that might assist in identifying the killer to come forward.
Both males had been visiting the basement apartment, according to neighbours.
A steady trickle of neighbourhood residents passed by the crime scene yesterday, pausing occasionally to chat with officers stationed in a patrol car outside the yellow police tape draped around the squat bungalow and an adjacent property.
One man emerging from the house next door to the murder site said he'd come by to check on his mother, who was finally able to get to sleep.
"Quite understandably, she's a little shaken up," he said.
"She's had a rough night."
Members of the public with possible information on the crime are asked to contact Det. Sgt. Mark SAUNDERS or Det. Hank IDSINGA of the homicide squad at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 or online at http://www.222tips.com.
While Toronto recorded 64 murders in 2004, it had one of the lowest murder rates in the country per capita.
Across the country, 622 people died violently, at a rate of roughly 1.9 murders per 100,000 people. Regina led with the most murders per capita at five per 100,000. Montreal had the country's lowest rate of 1.7 and Toronto had 1.8.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
Veteran reporter mourned
By Patrick EVANS and Amy BROWN- BOWERS, Staff Reporter
He was an old-school newspaper man who never got the hang of the tape recorder -- not when his hands moved fast as light, filling up notebook after notebook. But as hard as he went after hard news, there was always a touch of elegance in the words he wrote.
Journalists are mourning and sharing memories of Glen ALLEN, who died this week after a career that spanned decades and won him newspaper awards for his treatment of issues like human rights and suicide.
ALLEN, 65, was reported missing Monday from Toronto East General Hospital where he was being treated for depression, which he struggled with for decades. His body was discovered the next morning near some train tracks by Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd.
He was "a reporter of all trades," said longtime friend Carl MOLLINS, former executive editor at Maclean's magazine. "He could do... politics in Ottawa, (or) travelling around, just finding things that made a story of interest to other people, and then explaining it very well."
MOLLINS recalled a Maclean's series where ALLEN travelled across Canada in search of details to bring the inhabitants of different regions to life for his readers. In one town, "he got acquainted with a woman mail carrier, and he just followed her around. She talked to him about the town and the people and what they did," MOLLINS said.
"He had this incredible sympathy and compassion for the underdog," said ALLEN's brother, Gene.
MOLLINS said he and ALLEN met for coffee regularly, but the last time they were scheduled to meet, ALLEN didn't show. ALLEN said he was struggling with depression.
ALLEN, a reporter who always found the right words, was devastated that he was losing his vocabulary after a stroke.
"He had told me in some of our meetings that he was having trouble thinking of words," MOLLINS said. "I used to tell him I'm an old person, it happens to me all the time. But his was different and you could tell from the email that he was having trouble with language."
ALLEN worked for the Toronto Star in the late '60s before travelling to Chile. He spent a decade working sporadically for the Montreal Gazette and taught for two years in China. ALLEN worked at the Kingston Whig Standard and the Saint John Telegraph Journal then moved back to Toronto where he taught English as a Second Language classes until his death, MOLLINS said.
He had three children.

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