BRAAKSMA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
MOUNTAIN, Justine Maria " Chris"
After a lengthy illness, Chris passed away at home with family by her side on August 24, 2005, at the age of 79. Loving mother at Denis, Yvonne, Stanley, Mike and Sandra and their spouses. Grandma of Colin, Christine, Jolene, Philip, David and John. Sister of Jean and Philla. Chris is also survived by her former common-law spouse of 27 years, Al GOODING. She will be greatly missed by best friend Sheila BRAAKSMA. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Monday, August 29, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made in Chris' memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAATEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-24 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Frederick Lloyd
Died November 20, 2005. Survived by loving sister Florence. Beloved uncle of Richard TAILOR/TAYLOR, Treva (Engvar) BRAATEN, John (Hannah,) Francie and Elizabeth (Firdaus KHARAS) SERVICE. He will be missed by cousins Clarence THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Elsie INNES,) Gwen TEDDER and John THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Lois) and grand nieces and nephews. Born January 25, 1919 to W. China missionaries. Member W. China Club and Victoria Tennis Club and former Crown Life employee. Memorial Service Bloor Street United, Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. Donations to church or charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home.

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BRABANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-02 published
BURROUGHS, Huguette
After an inspiring life of devotion, courage and compassion, Huguette died peacefully surrounded by her family and Friends at the Ottawa Hospital (General Campus), on Thursday, March 31, 2005. She was the daughter of Eugène BURROUGHS and Aurare BRABANT, dear sister of Charles BURROUGHS (Ginette) of Ottawa and Yvan BURROUGHS of l'Orignal, beloved aunt of Line (RICHER) and great aunt of Samuel and Vincent RICHER all of Ottawa. Huguette valued life and the talents with which she was gifted and she also accepted with serenity and resolve the great physical challenges which she had to overcome. Despite total blindness, she was for almost 25 years the journalist who put out the entire weekly edition of her community's French language weekly, Le Journal de Cornwall. This followed upon many years as a journalist with the then French language radio station, CFML. She was a passionate Franco-Ontarian who cherished her language and her heritage. She always sought to honour and enrich that heritage. In this spirit she was instrumental in establishing Cornwall's French language community radio station, CHOD-FM. She was a devoted member of the governing bodies of many organizations including the Cornwall Community Hospital, the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Legal Clinic and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Her many achievements were recognized with a number of provincial and national awards including the Order of Ontario, the highest honour which our province can bestow, and l'Ordre des francophones d'Amérique. Her crowning achievement was to be honoured with the trust of her beloved community and elected as City Councillor, despite suffering an amputation and requiring dialysis. She carried out her role conscientiously and lovingly. Huguette had an abiding and deep faith and a Mass of Christian Burial officiated by her good friend Reverend René DUBÉ will be celebrated on Monday, April 4, 2005 in the Nativity Co-Cathedral at 2 p.m., followed by cremation. The family will welcome her Friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 3 and from 11 a.m. until 1: 30 p.m. on Monday, April 4 at the Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, Each Branch, 614 First Street East (613-933-2841). As expressions of sympathy, donations in her memory to the Cornwall Commmunity Hospital Foundation, the great endeavour of the community which she loved dearly and which loved her in return, would be deeply appreciated.

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BRABANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-28 published
Huguette BURROUGHS, Reporter, Politician: 1949-2005
Born with a form of glaucoma, she never allowed problems to cloud her ambitions, writes Sandra MARTIN. A brave Francophone voice in an overwhelmingly English media, she single-mindedly overcame all obstacles
By Sandra MARTIN, Thursday, April 28, 2005, Page S7
Lots of journalists switch from covering politicians to holding office, but few overcome more obstacles or embrace public service with such fervour as Huguette BURROUGHS. Blind, with one leg amputated because of diabetes and requiring dialysis three times a week, Ms. BURROUGHS was revered in Eastern Ontario for her spirit, her outreach and her accomplishments.
"She had a tough childhood, but she blossomed in later life," said Etienne SAINT- AUBIN, a Franco-Ontarian lawyer, who met Ms. BURROUGHS in 1987, shortly after he left the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General in Toronto to move to Cornwall, Ontario, so he could work in a legal aid clinic.
At the time, Ms. BURROUGHS was the sole reporter for the French language weekly Le Journal de Cornwall. Mr. SAINT- AUBIN met her when he put an ad in the paper and saw her peering at her typewriter about an inch away from the keys. She had an original way of putting things and was able to get to the quick of the matter very well, he said, but she wasn't a muckraker. Instead, she preferred to present information in a straightforward way that let people make up their own minds.
For nearly 30 years, Ms. BURROUGHS was first a radio and then a print journalist for francophone media outlets. And when her health deteriorated to the point where she could no longer cover municipal politics, she ran for city council and served her community from the other side of the microphone and the podium.
Huguette BURROUGHS was born July 16, 1949, in L'Original, a village between Ottawa and Hawkesbury, the middle child and only daughter of Eugene and Aurore BRABANT. Her father was a seasonal construction worker, toiling as a dynamite handler for highway crews, and her mother was a homemaker. Huguette and her younger brother Yvan were born with a degenerative form of glaucoma. Huguette was luckier than her younger brother, retaining some vision until she went blind at 32.
Her problems never clouded her ambition. "I was always wearing heavy glasses," she said in an interview in The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder in 1999, so I was always the last to be picked for any type of game." Instead of moping, she kept score or wrote reports, and determined to excel academically.
"Her childhood was mortgaged by the thought that she would eventually go blind, so she used the time to soak up as much reading as she could because she wanted to be a journalist," said her friend Etienne SAINT- AUBIN. Her brother Charles, an editor for Le Droit in Ottawa, remembers his younger sister writing poetry as small girl and, when she was in high school, producing a column on local events for Le Carillon, a weekly in Hawkesbury.
When Huguette was in Grade 9, she read Jane S. McIlvaine's novel It Happens Every Thursday, about a couple of journalists who decide to flee their cramped New York apartment and start a weekly newspaper in a small town. The book was subsequently made into a film starring Loretta Young, John Forsythe and Bob MacAvoy. Although neither the novel nor the film is memorable, Huguette never forgot these lines in the text: "If, despite all obstacles, you want to do one thing more than anything else in the world, go ahead. You will certainly succeed."
She kept those words as a personal motto. She wanted to work on the high-school newspaper, but was rejected on the grounds that this activity was reserved for kids in senior grades. So she wrote a letter to the editor saying that "my grandfather fought in the war so we could avoid discrimination and here I was facing it in my own school." Point taken. Huguette became the first Grade 9 student to work as a reporter on the school paper. And when she graduated, she quoted that same passage from It Happens Every Thursday as the theme in her valedictorian's speech.
There was a price for all of this single-mindedness. "I had practically no Friends," she confessed to the Standard Freeholder. After high school, she got a job with CFML, a French language radio station in Cornwall. She showed up for work in September of 1967 and loved the job so much she worked 11-hour days, from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., covering the police and fire beats and translating documents -- and all for $45 a week.
She worked at the radio station for 11 years until the ownership changed in 1978. By then, she was 29 and her eyesight was declining rapidly. Nevertheless, she switched from broadcast to print, taking a job as news editor at Le Journal de Cornwall.
"She was a very hard worker, and I'm sure she could have spent 24 hours a day working, which she probably did sometimes," the paper's general manager, Roger DUPLANTIE, said later. "She never considered the work she did as a job. It was something she loved and she believed in very strongly."
All of her hard work paid off in a number of French-language awards for editorial writing. "For the longest time, she basically did the paper herself," said her brother, "writing everything that got in the paper -- editorials, news, features. They had a translation business on the side and she would do that, too and I don't think she ever made more than $400 a week."
At the same time as she was working more than fulltime on the newspaper, she wrote La radio malgré tout (radio or nothing), a history of CFML and its impact on the cultural and economic landscape of Cornwall.
She never learned Braille because she could see enough as a child to read on her own. By the time she went blind, she listened to books on tape and used a computer with a voice synthesizer. Self-effacing to the core, Ms. BURROUGHS always said that she was lucky because by the time she needed it, computer technology was advanced enough to scan written text and produce an audio read-out.
An excellent typist, she used a tape recorder like a note book, memorized the sounds of hundreds of voices and relied on her prodigious memory and ferocious energy to overcome her disabilities. Cornwall Mayor Phil POIRIER said "she was probably the best reporter I ever worked with. She was fair, she was objective, not subjective, she did her homework and you couldn't trip her up." When it came to budget deliberations, he said Ms. BURROUGHS knew "as much if not more" than elected officials.
According to Mr. SAINT- AUBIN, she also served as an unofficial community scribe for Franco-Ontarians who needed help with application forms and official letters. "We came to expect so much of her that we would forget she was blind," he said. "She was blessed with work habits that overcame her limitations."
She never married and had no children. Instead of family, she worked as a super-heated volunteer for organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way and Legal Aid. She was instrumental in establishing CHOD-FM, Cornwall's French-language radio station. In 1992, she was named a woman of distinction in Ontario; in 1994, she was profiled in an National Film Board of Canada documentary series on francophones who were helping to preserve their linguistic culture. In 1996, she received the Order of Ontario.
Her health continued to plague her. She developed diabetes and had trouble keeping it under control. In 1999, she had to have a leg amputated and undergo dialysis three times a week to supplement her faltering kidneys. She was in hospital and then at a rehabilitation facility for six months. Afterward, according to her brother, she defied the pronouncements of health-care workers and insisted on moving back into her own apartment. "She had a very close circle of Friends and they helped her a lot."
Two years later, she reluctantly gave up journalism and plied her skills in a new forum -- municipal politics. Instead of covering city hall, she ran for office in the election in November of 2003 and finished fifth among 23 candidates for 10 seats on Cornwall City Council. "Vision isn't just about eyesight," she wrote in one of her flyers. "It comes from experience. It comes from the heart, and my heart is filled with respect and love for this community and its kind and good people who deserve the best."
And that's what she provided, maintaining a perfect attendance record for council meetings in 2004, taking her laptop computer with her to help follow documents that were being debated. "It was the highlight of her life and her career" to be given the mandate to represent the people of Cornwall at city council said Mr. POIRIER. " She did more than most people, who are strong and healthy, and you'd never hear her complain about anything -- not the weather, not her political opponents."
She continued to support her constituents until she collapsed in late March and was taken unconscious to an Ottawa hospital.
Huguette BURROUGHS was born July 16, 1949, in L'Original, Ontario She died on March 31 of complications from diabetes. She was 55. She is survived by her older brother, Charles, and his family and her younger brother, Yvan.

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BRABANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
BRABANT, Jacqueline Diane (née DECOSTE)
The family of Jacqueline Diane BRABANT (née DECOSTE,) with great sadness, must inform her many Friends and relatives that on Sunday, September 25th, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario, Jackie passed away. She was 73 years young. Remaining to cherish her memory are her four daughters: Francine and her husband Mike TENNANT of Toronto, Carole LEWIS of Brampton, Andree DECOSTE of Brampton, Helene and her husband Fred SALAZAR of Barrie. Her seven grandchildren, Jessica RIDGWELL, Jason SALAZAR, Christopher SALAZAR, Sarah TENNANT, Andrew SALAZAR, Madison EVOY, and David DECOSTE will forever remember their loving Mama. To her two great-granddaughters Kyra and Jada RIDGWELL, she was also Mama. Sadly she has left behind her two surviving brothers, Alcide and Rene DECOSTE of Montreal. Jackie was born in Glengarry, Ontario. She was the daughter of the late Raoul and Maxima DECOSTE. The youngest of eleven children, she grew up surrounded by seven brothers, two sisters, and lots of love. She went on to have five children of her own, which she raised in Toronto. Her only son, Michel BRABANT, predeceased her in 1972. She's probably with him right now. She loved to travel with her partner of 18 years Henry BEIFUSS, who predeceased her in 1988. Jackie moved to Barrie in 1996, she belonged to the Catholic Women's League at Saint Mary's Church, and was a volunteer at Royal Victoria Hospital. She was quite crafty at paper tolling, and loved her computer. The family wish to thank Dr. McCONVEY who went above and beyond his duties in the care and treatment of our mother. The staff of 3NB, with a special thank you to Lindsay, Glenda, and Marcia - you know what you did, and we thank you! Mom, we know you are happier where you are surrounded by all of your loving family, but we are sure going to miss you. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Wednesday, from 2: 00 to 4:00, and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Mary's Church, Barrie, on Thursday, September 29th, 2005, at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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BRABENDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-22 published
VANSICKLE, Willa Elizabeth
Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, November 18, 2005. Willa Elizabeth VANSICKLE went to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was born April 11, 1924 in Oil Springs, Ontario. Daughter of William and Edna SPROULE. Beloved wife of the late Don McLEAN (1960) and Keith VANSICKLE (1999.) She will be forever remembered and always loved by her children; Anne NANTON and her husband John of British Columbia, Pat BRABENDER and her husband Allan of Strathroy, and Bob VANSICKLE and his wife Ann of Brights Grove. She will be sadly missed for her endless support and love by her grandchildren; Brian and wife Angela, Beth, David, Chris and wife Tanya, Laura, Darryl, Adam, Aaron, and Jacob. Cherished Great Gramma to Joshua, Nelson, Alyssa and Skyler. Her love and devotion to her family was God's greatest blessing. We would like to extend our appreciation to the Friends and neighbours of Twin Elms Estates where she made her home for the past 6 years. We will never forget the kindness shown to her. Friends and relatives will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Willa.

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BRABENDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-11-22 published
VANSICKLE, Willa Elizabeth (née SPROULE)
Suddenly, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Friday, November 18, 2005, Willa Elizabeth VANSICKLE went to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was born April 11, 1924 in Oil Springs, Ontario. Daughter of William and Edna SPROULE. Beloved wife of the late Don McLean (1960) and Keith VANSICKLE (1999.) She will be forever remembered and always loved by her children: Anne NANTON and her husband John of British Columbia, Pat BRABENDER and her husband Allan of Strathroy, and Bob VANSICKLE and his wife Ann of Brights Grove. She will be sadly missed for her endless support and love by her grandchildren Brian and wife Angela, Beth, David, Chris and wife Tanya, Laura, Darryl, Adam, Aaron, and Jacob. Cherished Great-Gramma to Joshua, Nelson, Alyssa, and Skyler. Her love and devotion to her family was Gods greatest blessing. We would like to extend our appreciation to the Friends and neighbours of Twin Elm Estates where she made her home for the past 6 years. We will never forget the kindness shown to her. Friends and relatives will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Willa.

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BRACE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
TEEPLE, Gorton J. " Gord"
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Parkwood Hospital, Gorton J. " Gord" TEEPLE, died on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Gladys I. TEEPLE and the late Irene M. (Morton) TEEPLE. Loving father of Marleen (Charles) WILTON, special niece Carol (Ed) HEALY; stepdaughters, Patricia A. (Bill) STEPHENSON, and Donna HARRIS. Survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Charles Jr. and Sandra WILTON, Byron and Sharon, Dana and Kate; Deborah and Thomas WILSON, Ashley, Tyler and Lindsay; Howard and Donna WILTON, Taylor and Jayme Elizabeth and Terry BROWN, Chantel and Lanny; Lynda and Gary BRACE, Kevin, Aleah and Nathan; Christopher and Wendy WALCH, Jordan, Kristin and Joshua; Gregory and Suzanne HARRIS, Jonathan and Jason; Mark and Susan HARRIS, Jessica, Travis and Nicholas Geoffrey and Lisa HARRIS, Gillian, Adam, Saxon and Madison. Predeceased by brothers William and Clifford TEEPLE and by his sister Evelyn PEARCE.
Gord was a gentleman of quality and great integrity. He was the founder and owner of Strathroy Glass Company for many years which flourished under his guidance. Gord was a Past President and life member of the Strathoca Shrine Club, Strathroy; involved with Meals on Wheels for 10 years, and a longstanding member of the United Church of Canada. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, January 28th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David CARROTHERS officiating. Interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gord are asked to consider the Brain Tumour Foundation.

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BRACE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-01 published
TEEPLE, Gorton J. " Gord"
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Parkwood Hospital, Gorton J. Gord TEEPLE, died on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Gladys I. TEEPLE, and the late Irene M. (MORTON) TEEPLE. Loving father of Marleen (Charles) WILSON; special niece Carol (Ed) HEALY; step-daughters, Patricia A. (Bill) STEPHENSON, and Donna HARRIS. Survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Charles Jr. and Sandra WILTON, Byron and Sharon, Dana and Kate; Deborah and Thomas WILSON, Ashley, Tyler, and Lindsay; Howard and Donna WILTON, Taylor and Jayme Elizabeth and Terry BROWN, Chantel and Lanny; Lynda and Gary BRACE, Kevin, Aleah, and Nathan; Christopher and Wendy WALCH, Jordan, Kristen, and Joshua; Gregory and Suzanne HARRIS, Jonathan and Jason; Mark and Susan HARRIS, Jessica, Travis, and Nicholas Geoffrey and Lisa HARRIS, Gillian, Adam, Saxon, and Madison. Predeceased by brothers William and Clifford TEEPLE and by his sister Evelyn PEARCE. Gord was a gentleman of quality and great integrity. He was the founder and owner of Strathroy Glass Company for many years which flourished under his guidance. Gord was a past-president and life member of the Strathocha Shrine Club, Strathroy, involved with Meals on Wheels for 10 years, and a longstanding member of the United Church of Canada. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation was held on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service was conducted on Friday, January 28, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David CARROTHERS officiating. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gord are asked to consider the Brain Tumour Foundation.

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BRACE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
John O'NEILL, Educator 1947-2005
Ottawa baseball devotee and coach created a popular website for local high school sports results that is about to go national
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, May 14, 2005, Page S9
John O'NEILL was such an accomplished student that he skipped two grades in one fell swoop, thanks to one of his best teachers his mother.
Margaret O'NEILL taught John all through the lower grades at the Barr Line School near their home of Douglas, Ontario, a hamlet located 100 km. northwest of Ottawa. With that scholastic upbringing, he went on to become not just a teacher but a visionary, the convener and coach of many successful teams at Ottawa's Brookfield High School for 30 years before he retired in 2000.
Early on, Mr. O'NEILL easily combined sports with school, and established himself in Douglas as an accomplished baseball player, a star hitter and strong-armed pitcher-shortstop.
On a hot day in August in 1965, as a member of an elite adult team in the South Renfrew Senior Baseball League, he faced adversity in the seventh and deciding game of the championship series against Barry's Bay. In the middle of the game, he smoked a line-drive solo home run off Mike MURRAY into a pile of abandoned ice-rink boards behind an outhouse beyond the centre-field fence. A happy John O'NEILL waltzed around the bases and his teammates all ganged up at home plate to welcome him. But alas, those teammates apparently left no room for him to touch the plate, which was missing a piece at one corner. In the ensuing hoopla, Barry's Bay catcher Phil COULAS noticed that Mr. O'NEILL hadn't touched the plate he informed umpire Alfie BRACE. Barry's Bay appealed the play and the umpire called Mr. O'NEILL out. The Douglas team protested. Even Reverend Tom HUNT, the local Catholic priest, marched out to admonish the umpire, saying, "That man touched home plate." In any event, Douglas won 6-5 in 12 innings.
After attending Grades 9 through 12 at St. Michael's School in Douglas, Mr. O'NEILL took Grade 13 at Renfrew Collegiate Institute and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts following three years at St. Patrick's College in Ottawa. A year later, he obtained his honours degree in Canadian and American history at Ottawa's Carleton University and got his teaching certificate from St. Pat's in 1968. It was at St. Pat's that Mr. O'NEILL met Joan CARDINAL, who became his wife, and a city and regional councillor in Ottawa for many years.
John O'NEILL embarked on his teaching career with a two-year stint at East Northumberland Secondary School in Brighton, Ontario, before moving to Brookfield. Johnny O, as he was known, was a history and economics teacher who also brought a passion for track and field, football and baseball to Brookfield.
From 1980 to 1993, he was the Ottawa Board of Education's track-and-field convener. He coached Brookfield to eight consecutive Ottawa championships. In football, he found the same success, helping coach the Blues to six Ottawa board titles.
Still, baseball remained Mr. O'NEILL's favourite sport. An autographed photo of Mickey Mantle was one of his favourite possessions. So when the boards of education in the Ottawa area decided to introduce baseball in 1993, he jumped right in and took over Brookfield's entry. Not surprisingly, Mr. O'NEILL's team won the 1994 Ottawa crown and the 1995 and 1996 National Capital titles.
When he retired, Mr. O'NEILL didn't throw in the towel. The visionary side of him emerged, and he founded http: //www.fatdog.ca, an Internet high school sports-reporting system that has become Ottawa's venue to seek game results. He spent countless hours on the site and it was his way of showing students and coaches that they deserved recognition for the underappreciated roles they played on their teams.
"We wanted a catchy name and John and I tossed all kinds of names around," Mrs. O'NEILL said. "We looked at our dog Bailey, a pot-bellied beagle, so we decided to go with fatdog. John's idea was to do the website for Brookfield only -- but our son Sean suggested he do it for all of the school teams in the Ottawa area." Sean O'NEILL and his employer, Ottawa-based MarsWorks, are planning a major revision to the site next fall and are planning to bring in other high school associations from across Canada.
In 2002, the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association presented John O'NEILL with the Fellowship Award for 30 years of coaching and for creating http: //www.fatdog.ca.
John O'NEILL was born in Douglas, Ontario, on July 19, 1947. He died January 1, 2005, in Ottawa Hospital of pneumonia as a result of complications from cancer and liver disease. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and children Sean and Shannon. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret.

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BRACE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-16 published
HOBIN, Joan Brace (formerly BRACE, née DELAHEY)
Passed Away July 11 It is with love and sadness that Joan's family announces her death on July 11, 2005 in Bradenton, Florida. Joan was born October 8, 1927, in Vancouver, to Russell DELAHEY and Henrietta SCHELL. The only girl amongst brothers Bill and Ted, Joan and her family lived in western Canada until the passing of her mother in 1932. At this point Joan traveled to eastern Canada to start a new life with her Aunt Gussie, Uncle Wallace and cousin Margaret. Marg and Joan quickly became sisters and began taking the world on together. In her teenage years Joan moved to Toronto, Canada where she attended Lawrence Park High School. At some point between her rigorous studies and active social life, Joan crossed paths with Bob BRACE. They were married in November 1951 and were soon thereafter blessed with three beautiful children, David, Susan and Gordon. After moving around southern Ontario and Nova Scotia, Joan and her family eventually settled in North Toronto. In 1980, Bob and Joan fulfilled a long awaited dream and bought a condo in Timber Creek, Florida. They enjoyed their time together as snowbirds until Bob's passing in 1988. Longtime casual Friends, Joan and Michael HOBIN developed a romance in 1991. Although it took him a while, Michael finally worked up the courage to ask her out. Joan and Michael were married on October 12, 1993, in Palm Beach, Florida. This dynamic couple was thrilled as they embraced each other's family as their own and now had 9 grandchildren (Matthew, André, Chantalle, Paul, Scott, Scott, Melissa, Dan'l, Jillian) and one great grandchild (Cameron). Joan and Michael were extremely active, filling their days with tennis, golf and of course a wonderful social life. They loved to travel and blessed their entire family with frequent visits. Friends may call at the York Cemetery Chapel, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto on Wednesday July 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the same location Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m., with reception following interment. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca).

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BRACE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-18 published
SCHATZ, Lisa (née MATTHEWS)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2005 in her 43rd year. Beloved wife of Michael and dear mother of Sarah, cherished daughter of Nancy and John MATTHEWS and adored sister of Tim and his wife Janet, Andrew and his wife Debbie, and loving daughter-in-law of Marie and Doug SCHATZ and sister-in-law to Neil and Gerry. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Katie, John and Ali MATTHEWS and Alison, Jeffrey and Thomas SCHATZ. Lovingly remembered by her Aunts and Uncles Louella and Hollis BRACE, Margaret and Michael LARRASS, Tom and Barbara MATTHEWS, and Philip and Beverly MATTHEWS and by her cousins. Her life was marked by her good humour, her loyalty and devotion to Friends and the deep and abiding love she had for Michael, Sarah and all her family. Her most precious legacy is her daughter Sarah. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, October 19th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held at St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church at 4600 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. A reception at the church to follow. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga.

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BRACE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
HOBIN, Joan (formerly BRACE, née DELAHEY)
It is with love and sadness that Joan's family announces her death on July 11, 2005 in Bradenton, Florida. Joan was born October 8, 1927, in Vancouver, to Russell DELAHEY and Henrietta SCHELL. The only girl amongst brothers Bill and Ted, Joan and her family lived in western Canada until the passing of her mother in 1932. At this point Joan travelled to eastern Canada to start a new life with her Aunt Gussie, Uncle Wallace and cousin Margaret. Marg and Joan quickly became sisters and began taking the world on together. In her teenage years Joan moved to Toronto, Canada where she attended Lawrence Park High School. At some point between her rigorous studies and active social life, Joan crossed paths with Bob BRACE. They were married in November 1951 and were soon thereafter blessed with three beautiful children, David, Susan and Gordon. After moving around southern Ontario and Nova Scotia, Joan and her family eventually settled in North Toronto. In 1980, Bob and Joan fulfilled a long awaited dream and bought a condo in Timber Creek, Florida. They enjoyed their time together as snowbirds until Bob's passing in 1988. Longtime casual Friends, Joan and Michael HOBIN developed a romance in 1991. Although it took him a while, Michael finally worked up the courage to ask her out. Joan and Michael were married on October 12, 1993, in Palm Beach, Florida. This dynamic couple was thrilled as they embraced each others' family as their own and now had 9 grandchildren (Matthew, André, Chantalle, Paul, Scott, Scott, Melissa, Dan'l, Jillian) and one great-grandchild (Cameron). Joan and Michael were extremely active, filling their days with tennis, golf and of course a wonderful social life. They loved to travel and blessed their entire family with frequent visits. Friends may call at the York Cemetery Chapel, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto on Wednesday, July 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the same location Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m. with reception following interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca)

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BRACE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
SCHATZ, Lisa (née MATTHEWS)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2005, in her 43rd year. Beloved wife of Michael and dear mother of Sarah, cherished daughter of Nancy and John MATTHEWS and adored sister of Tim and his wife Janet, Andrew and his wife Debbie, and loving daughter-in-law of Marie and Doug SCHATZ and sister-in-law to Neil and Gerry. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Katie, John and Ali MATTHEWS and Alison, Jeffrey and Thomas SCHATZ. Lovingly remembered by her aunts and uncles Louella and Hollis BRACE, Margaret and Michael LARRASS, Tom and Barbara MATTHEWS, and Philip and Beverly MATTHEWS and by her cousins. Her life was marked by her good humour, her loyalty and devotion to Friends and the deep and abiding love she had for Michael, Sarah and all her family. Her most precious legacy is her daughter Sarah. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, October 19th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held at St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church at 4600 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. A reception at the church to follow. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga.

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BRACE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-18 published
FISHER, Isobel Elsie
Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at Creedan Valley Nursing Home, in her 92nd year. Isobel, loving wife of the late Milton FISHER. Cherished mother of Bryce FISHER and Roberta (Michael) TALEFICH. Beloved grandmother of John Michael BRACE, Anna FISHER, Jacqueline BRACE and Kirsten BRACE, and great-grandmother of Mackenzie and Own KEAYS. Dear sister of Robert GORDON and Lily WATT. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at Fawcett Funeral Home - Creemore Chapel, 182 Mill Street, at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Friends may leave condolences for the family on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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BRACEWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
NOCHAR, Isabel Gertrude (née BRACEWELL)
Passed away peacefully at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site on Monday, October 17, 2005, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late John Duncan NOCHAR. Loving mother of Diane and her husband William CRAWFORD. Much loved grandmother of David and Jane, Sandra and Jean François, Stephen and Nicole, and great-grandmother of Caitlin and Erin. Dear sister of the late Doris DUCKWORTH, Winnie BRACEWELL and Richard BRACEWELL. She will be remembered by her nephews David and John BRACEWELL and their families. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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BRACEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-12 published
RADCLIFFE, Douglas
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Doug RADCLIFFE of R.R.#2, Kemble in his 73rd year. Beloved husband for 42 years (as of May 18th) of Linda. Dear father of Michael and his wife Linda of Waterloo, Gordon BRACEY and his wife Wendy of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and Lee Ann and her husband Jamie MacDONALD of Edmonton, Alberta. Sadly missed by six grandchildren. Loving son of Doreen and the late Harry RADCLIFFE. Also survived by two sisters Mary and her husband Douglas GRAHAM of Owen Sound and Joan and her husband Eric RIMMER of Simcoe. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations to the War Amps of Canada, Victorian Order of Nurses or the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710
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BRACHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
HYMAN, Helen
On Saturday, March 12th, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Helen HYMAN, beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Stanley and Lorraine HYMAN, Mair HYMAN and Marie-Do HYMAN- BONEU, and the late Barry Charles HYMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Eph and Shirley DIAMOND, Ed and Ruth DIAMOND, and Marsha and the late Lou GOTLEIB. Devoted grandmother of Victor and Sara HYMAN, Steven HYMAN, Clea Eliah HYMAN, and Zephyr Joseph HYMAN. Devoted great-grandmother of Devorah MALKA, Orly BRACHA, Yoseph SIMCHA. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (2 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, March 14th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 65 Spring Garden Ave #701. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Helen HYMAN Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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BRACHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
HYMAN, Helen
On Saturday, March 12th, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Helen HYMAN, beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Stanley and Lorraine HYMAN, Mair HYMAN and Marie-Do HYMAN- BONEU, and the late Barry Charles HYMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Eph and Shirley DIAMOND, Ed and Ruth DIAMOND, and Marsha and the late Lou GOTLEIB. Devoted grandmother of Victor and Sara HYMAN, Steven HYMAN, Clea Eliah HYMAN, and Zephyr Joseph HYMAN. Devoted great-grandmother of Devorah MALKA, Orly BRACHA, Yoseph SIMCHA. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. (2 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, March 14th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 65 Spring Garden Ave., No. 701. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Helen Hyman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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BRACHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-18 published
HERSHBERG, Irene Bella (née GARSHOWITZ)
On Thursday, November 17, 2005, at Lincoln Place Nursing Home, Toronto. Beloved wife of Martin, loving mother and mother-in-law of Lynda and Neil MORRIS and Fern and Harvey SACHS. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Esther and the late Al SHECTER, Pearl and the late Joe GARSHOWITZ, William and Yetta GARSHOWITZ, Margaret and the late Seymour LUDWIG, Goldie and the late Harry ROBBINS, David and Libby GARSHOWITZ, and the late Marion and Harry LEVY, Ruth and Saul LEWIS, Lloyd and Thelma GARSHOWITZ, Kay and Pat CAPLAN and Albert GARSHOWITZ. Devoted grandmother of David MORRIS, Sharon and Chaim BUSCH, Henry and Daniel MORRIS, Barrie SACHS and Julie HERBERT, Heather and Ari BRENER and Shane SACHS. Devoted great-grandmother of Sarah BRACHA, Tehilla, Bat Sheva, Basya and Shifra. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Grand Order of Israel section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 6 Romney Road, North York. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Irene Bella Hershberg Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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BRACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-20 published
HISCOCKS, Hazel Marie (née HUNT)
The Celtic spirit is eternal. Peacefully at her home, Ashwood Manor in Lambeth, on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005, Mrs. Hazel Marie HISCOCKS (née HUNT,) of London in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Carman W. HISCOCKS (September 29th, 1967.) Dear mother of Barry of Sarnia and dear mother-in-law of Lesley HISCOCKS of Port Lambton. Dear grandmother of Jeremy HISCOCKS of Sarnia and Steven GALBRAITH and partner Trevor BRACHER of Toronto. Also survived by her great-niece Liza HUNT of Thompson, Manitoba. Predeceased by her parents Abraham and Jane HUNT and her sister and five brothers. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Ashwood Manor, her personal caregivers and Dr. Salim SUNDERJI for their care and compassion in giving our mother and grandmother such dignity and grace in her life. A private service to commemorate Marie's life will held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Reverend Susan EAGLE officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com. "Marie the dawn is breaking."

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BRACHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-01 published
Pilots dead in wreckage of light plane
By Jeremy HAINSWORTH, Canadian Press, Monday, August 1, 2005, Page S2
Vancouver -- Two pilots were confirmed dead after a light aircraft missing since Thursday was spotted on the weekend on a steep hill near Squamish.
A Canadian Forces Cormorant helicopter crew found the wreckage of the King Air 200 turbo prop Saturday afternoon.
Canadian Forces Base Comox said in a statement that both occupants had died. They were Michael BLACK, 29, of Kelowna, and Michael BRACHT, 34, of Toronto.
"This is never the way to end [a search]," said Air Force 442 Squadron Captain Scott MURPHY in a release. "There were so many people working very hard and hoping to bring back good news for the families.
"Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to their families in their time of grief."
More than 20 aircraft had joined the search when it resumed for a third day on Saturday.
That number included Canadian Forces planes and helicopters, aircraft from Prince George-based Northern Thunderbird Air -- which operated the missing plane -- and aircraft from the volunteer Civil Air Search and Rescue Association.
Thunderbird general manager Bill HESSE offered his "deepest condolences" to the men's families.
"Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the family members that are affected by this," he said. "It's tough to imagine what they're going through right now."
Mr. HESSE said Mr. BRACHT and Mr. BLACK were single. The latter had a son.
"They were great guys and they loved to fly," Mr. HESSE added. "At each of our bases, we're gathering around and leaning on each other for support.
"It's a tough day for us here."
The plane was carrying no passengers or freight when it left Vancouver on Thursday morning. It was to arrive in Smithers at 10 a.m. and was reported missing when it did not arrive by 11: 30 a.m.
The terrain below the flight path was described as rugged and sparsely populated.
The search was hampered from the start as neither the search aircraft nor the search-and-rescue satellite detected a signal from the plane's emergency-locator transmitter, a Victoria Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre spokesman said earlier.
The King Air 200 is used as a short-haul passenger aircraft throughout the province. The plane, which Thunderbird said was about 30 years old, normally seats six to eight people.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Mr. HESSE said there had been no indication from the plane of any problems after takeoff.
"It had just come out of a refurbishment here over the winter. It was in very good shape.
"Anything we might say at this point is just pure speculation. That's not something we want to do."

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BRACHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-05 published
BRACHT, Michael Edgar (January 18, 1971-July 28, 2005)
It is with heavy hearts that the Bracht family announce the tragic death of Michael in a plane crash on Thursday, July 28 near Squamish, British Columbia. Beloved son of Ed and Libby, cherished brother of Lindsay and Andrew, brother-in-law of John McKEOWN, beloved uncle to Meghan, Griffin and Brooke McKEOWN. Michael was treasured by many aunts, uncles and cousins and endless Friends. Michael was a graduate of Upper Canada College and spent many summers at Kilcoo Camp. Michael was exceptionally fond of the family cottage and cherished the Canadian outdoors from Ontario to British Columbia. Michael graduated from Trent University in 1993. Following a few years of working and living in Toronto Michael moved to Vancouver where he passionately pursued his dream in life and became a pilot. Michael was an extremely humble and genuine person who enriched the lives of everyone who knew him. A funeral service has been planned to celebrate Michael's life at Eglinton St. Georges United Church 35 Lytton Blvd. at 3: 00 pm on Tuesday August 9, 2005 and a reception to follow at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Amici Camping Charity c/o 150 Eglinton Ave E. Toronto M4P 1E8 or The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association P.O. Box 183 Winnipeg Stn. Westwin M.P.O. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3Y5.

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BRACHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
BRACHT, Michael Edgar (January 18, 1971-July 28, 2005)
It is with heavy hearts that the Bracht family announce the tragic death of Michael in a plane crash on Thursday, July 28, 2005 near Squamish, British Columbia. Beloved son of Ed and Libby, cherished brother of Lindsay and Andrew, brother-in-law of John McKEOWN, beloved uncle to Meghan, Griffin and Brooke McKEOWN. Michael was treasured by many aunts, uncles and cousins and endless Friends. Michael was a graduate of Upper Canada College and spent many summers at Kilcoo Camp. Michael was exceptionally fond of the family cottage and cherished the Canadian outdoors from Ontario to British Columbia. Michael graduated from Trent University in 1993. Following a few years of working and living in Toronto, Michael moved to Vancouver where he passionately pursued his dream in life and became a pilot. Michael was an extremely humble and genuine person who enriched the lives of everyone who knew him. A funeral service has been planned to celebrate Michael's life at Eglinton St. Georges United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 and a reception to follow at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amici Camping Charity c/o 150 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto M4P 1E8 or The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, P.O. Box 183, Winnipeg Stn. Westwin M.P.O., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3Y5.

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