BRAUND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
RAMSEY, Ralph Peter " Pete"
Passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the age of 87 years. Dear friend of Jean SULLIVAN. Loving brother of Frances McLEOD, Isabel BRAUND, and Barbara VEYVARA; uncle of Peter BRAUND, Michael McLEOD, Jock McLEOD, Patricia CHRISTIAENS, Carol McCREARY, and Ann VEYVARA. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Ada (SMITH) RAMSEY. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. Wednesday). A Memorial Service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. with The Venerable Archdeacon Thomas M. GREENE officiating. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society Wellington County Unit or to the Guelph General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com.

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BRAUND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
HAUSER, Michael Gerard (August 7th, 1956 - January 16th, 2005)
Loving son of John and Theresa HAUSER. Beloved brother of Elizabeth (Barry RICHARDSON), Adele (Don FERRARO), Catherine (Doug BAKER), Carolyn (Doug BRAUND,) Colleen (Karl RODRIGUEZ,) Mark (Marylynn,) Frank (Theresa) and Brian (Kelly). Predeceased by his brother Paul. Beloved uncle of Kristin, Steven, Bradley, Jonathan, Liam, Nathan, Baylen and Karl. Cherished friend of Brian BURSTEN. A memorial gathering will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Rd., 2 lights south of Eglinton) 905-602-1580 on Thursday, January 20 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Inlieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

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BRAUND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
MacQUARRIE, Mary " Agnes" (née SYMINGTON)
At Extendicare in Lakefield, Ontario, on Friday, April 1st, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Allan Lachlan MacQUARRIE. Best friend of Fred WEST of Toronto. Dear mother of Rosalind (MIELKE) MacQUARRIE and her partner Gregory BRAUND of Bridgenorth, David (predeceased) and Anne MacQUARRIE of Calgary. Loving sister to Jessie APPLEYARD (Ralph) of Ottawa, Hugh SYMINGTON (Laura) of St. Armand, Quebec. Dear Grandma to Brent MIELKE (Elaine) of Montreal, Trevor MIELKE (Nicole) of Sudbury, and Kyle (Sonya,) Kate, and Stuart MacQUARRIE of Calgary. Great-grandma "Quarrie" to Laura and Kryslyn. Predeceased by her brother Henry SYMINGTON (Olive,) and her parents James SYMINGTON and Ethel CROTHERS, formerly of St. Armand, Quebec. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, relatives and Friends. A Memorial Service, in celebration of Agnes' life, will be held at the Kaye Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 539 George Street North, Peterborough on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reception to follow at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. Donations to the James Birrell Neuroblastoma Research Fund, Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8 (www.jamesbirrell.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAUND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
BRAUND, Dorothy Gwynne
Peacefully, on Sunday November 13th, 2005 at Bayview Extendicare, in her 92nd year. Survived by her loving sisters Gwen DAVIES and Betty CREESE and brother Edward. Predeceased by her parents William and Gwendolyn BRAUND, sister Isobel and brother William. Dorothy will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call on Tuesday, November 15th, from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at St. Theodore of Canterbury Anglican Church, (111 Cactus Avenue), on Wednesday November 16th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences - www.rskane.ca.

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BRAUNSCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
TOTHFALUSI, Alexander " Alex"
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005, Alexander "Alex" TOTHFALUSI, of Mt. Brydges, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 47 years to Elizabeth Marie (née BRAUN.) Dear father of Alexander of Strathroy and Katharine (Anthony) PEPE of Komoka. Loved grandfather of Kristina and Nicole PEPE. Survived by sisters Emily (Daniel) FAW of Lambeth, Isabelle (Steve) ANGYAL of Strathroy and Mary (Nick) BRAUNSCH of London. Also survived by mother and father-in-law Anna and Steve BRAUN of London, brothers-in-law Steve (Edith) BRAUN, Joe (Diane) BRAUN, all of London, and sister-in-law Elvera DYMUS of London. Will be sadly missed by many nephews, nieces and cousins, as well as numerous relatives in Hungary and Germany.
Alex has lived and been an active member in the Mt. Brydges area for 53 years. He was a member of the North Caradoc - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Hungarian Service Community and was a 44 year member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges, on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow from the funeral home on Friday commencing at 2 p.m. with Reverend Kathy FRASER officiating assisted by Reverend Ferenc SZATMARI. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Donations to the Leukemia Foundation or to the North Caradoc -St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRAUNSCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-08 published
TOTHFALUSI, Alexander Alex
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, Alexander Alex TOTHFALUSI, of Mt. Brydges, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 47 years to Elizabeth Maria (née BRAUN.) Dear father of Alexander of Strathroy and Katharine (Anthony) PEPE of Komoka. Loved grandfather of Kristina and Nicole PEPE. Survived by sisters Emily (Daniel) FAW of Lambeth, Isabelle (Steve) ANGYAL of Strathroy, and Mary (Nick) BRAUNSCH of London. Also survived by mother and father-in-law Anna and Steve BRAUN of London; brothers-in-law Steve (Edith) BRAUN, Joe (Diane) BRAUN, all of London, and sister-in-law Elvera DYMUS of London. Will be sadly missed by many nephews, nieces, and cousins, as well as numerous relatives in Hungary and Germany. Alex was born in Chippewa, Niagara Falls. He lived, and was an active member, in the Mt. Brydges area for 53 years. He was a member of the North Caradoc-St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the Hungarian Service Community, and was a 44-year member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Thursday, February 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed from the funeral home on Friday, commencing at 2 p.m. with Reverend Kathy FRASER officiating, assisted by Rev. Ferenc SZATMARI. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Special thanks to pallbearers Nick BRAUNsch, Donald ANGYAL, Dennis ANGYAL, Bill GONZO, Bob FAW, and Steven BRAUN Jr.; flower bearers Peter BRAUN, Steven RHEAULT, Joe BRAUN Jr., Tyler ANGYAL, and Jason HAYDT and honourary pallbearers Frank KOVACS, Harry BURKO, John BIRO, Wm. PANDOR, Anthony PANDOR, and Steve KAVINSKY. Donations to the Leukemia Foundation or to North Caradoc-St. Andrews Presbyterian Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRAUNSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
STALL, Gertrude (née BRAUNSTEIN)
Peacefully, on September 12, 2005, surrounded by her family, Gert passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She was married to her loving husband of 48 years, Nathan STALL, who sadly predeceased her in 1986. Gertrude was born on May 17, 1917 to Annie and Leo BRAUNSTEIN. She had one brother, Morton, who died at age 16 in 1941. Gert and Nathan had 4 children, Shelley, Morton, Phyllis and Richard. They enjoyed living on McAdam Avenue, travelling the world, summers at Winnipeg Beach, dancing on the Moonlight train, golf, bridge and winters in Palm Springs. They were blessed with a loving and close group of Friends that lasted throughout Gert's lifetime. Gert was an accomplished pianist, golfer and bridge player. She attained her diploma from the Toronto Conservatory of Music (ATCM.) She was a life member of Hadassah-Wizo, and her Jewish heritage played a central role throughout her life. She was the heart of our Shabbat dinners, traditions and holidays. We will always remember her wonderful smile, her delicious meals, her emphasis on family gatherings and we will always cherish the times spent together. Gert will always be remembered with great love and much affection by her children, Aubie RUSEN, Phyllis and Marvin SHENKAROW, Richard STALL and Lisa BERGER; her grandchildren, Sara and Howie, Janis and Jeff, Marnie, Lori and Jeff, Michelle and Laurence, Morris and Rana, Nathan, Jacob, Benjamin, and Rosa her great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Hannah, Anna, Noah, Matthew, Natasha, Gillian, Sydney, Samuel, Tyler, Samantha and Abbie. Tragically, she was predeceased by two of her children, her son Morton in 1963, and her daughter Shelley RUSEN in May, 2005. Throughout her life, her dignity, strength and courage were an inspiration to her family. Her values will live in our hearts forever. The family greatly appreciates the care and support extended to her by her caregivers who enabled her to remain at home and enjoy the last years of her life. A special thank you to Dr. Jack RUSEN for his care and compassion. In addition, we are grateful to CancerCare Manitoba for their many acts of kindness. Funeral ser vices were held on Thursday, September 15. Pallbearers were her grand_sons: Howie FOGEL, Laurence GILMAN, Jeff BROWN, Morris SHENKAROW, Nathan STALL, Jacob STALL, Benjamin STALL, and great-grand_son, Benjamin FOGEL. Honorary Pallbearers were Anna HECHTER, Jackie SIMKIN, Jack RUSEN, Arnold OSTFIELD, Michael OSTFIELD, Terry BRAUNSTEIN and Barry CAPLAN. Should you wish to make a donation, please contact the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Gertrude and Nathan Stall Fund, or Breast Cancer Research at CancerCare Manitoba. Upon reflection, we realize our Mom had just enough - - Enough trials to make her strong Enough sorrow to keep her human And enough hope to sustain her happiness.

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BRAUSEWETTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-01 published
McCALL, Sarah Ann (SCOTT)
At Deep River District Hospital on December 23/2004. Sarah Ann (SCOTT) McCALL age 80 years. Beloved wife of Verne McCALL. Loving mother of Linda WEISE of Sault Ste. Marie, Karen (Mrs. Werner BRAUSEWETTER) of Pembroke. Cherished grandmother of Frankie WEISE. Dear sister of Evelyn JEWITT of London. Predeceased by brothers William and Walter SCOTT. A service was held in Deep River on December 28, 2004. A memorial celebration will be held at Chalmers United Church, Kintore, Ontario. on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Janice AICKEN officiating. Burial of the ashes will follow in Kintore Presbyterian Cemetery. Donations to Deep River and District Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRAUTIGAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-22 published
WESTLAKE, Dawna Joy
At the Clinton Public Hospital on Sunday, February 20, 2005, Mrs. Dawna Joy WESTLAKE of Bayfield in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Alfred WESTLAKE (1998.) Dear mother of Richard WESTLAKE of London, Kate ROTH of Bayfield and Paul and Chris WESTLAKE of Cambridge. Loving grandmother of Sarah, Matthew and Michael ROTH and Danielle WESTLAKE. Great grandmother of Mason McCORMICK and Chase BRAUTIGAM. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., "Clinton Chapel", 153 High Street, Clinton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Bayfield Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation and the Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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BRAUTIGAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
Mother remembers ROSS as an inspiration to others
Hundreds gather in a Toronto synagogue to say goodbye to the slain 25-year-old.
By Tara BRAUTIGAM, Canadian Press, Sat., October 8, 2005
Toronto -- Friends, family members and strangers moved by the tragic death of Alicia ROSS came together yesterday to remember the slain 25-year-old as a bright, bubbly and generous person with the power to touch the lives of nearly everyone she met.
More than 500 people jammed into a Toronto synagogue to show their sympathy and lend moral support as ROSS's adoptive mother, Sharon FORTIS, tearfully described a little girl who grew into a loving, caring and compassionate daughter.
"She was an adorable baby, a precocious toddler, a blossoming preteen and a terrible, terrible teenager," Fortis said during a poignant and emotional eulogy that was marked with equal parts humour and tears.
"Goodnight, our love, our dove."
ROSS's remains were discovered in two different wooded areas northeast of Toronto late last month, five weeks after she vanished without a trace from outside the home she shared with her family in the north Toronto suburb of Markham.
Daniel SYLVESTER, a 31-year-old next-door neighbour who turned himself in to police September 21, faces a charge of second-degree murder.
As she spoke, the diminutive FORTIS reminisced about how ROSS loved the outdoors, strumming her guitar and watching the popular reality television show The Amazing Race with her mom, "always saying, 'We could do that.' "
She also spoke of the impression ROSS left with people during a life she described as brief but full, citing as an example the time her daughter helped to encourage a grateful co-worker who was struggling through a bout of depression.
FORTIS thanked ROSS's Friends -- "pillars of strength," she called them -- as well as the media, the community and York Region police, whom she referred to as her "Linus blanket throughout this ordeal" for their help in the search for her missing daughter.
It wasn't until SYLVESTER contacted police that ROSS's body was recovered from two locations: wooded areas near Manilla, northeast of Toronto, and Coboconk, where the SYLVESTER family kept a weekend retreat.

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BRAUTIGAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-23 published
Quiet matriarch kept GRETZKYs together
Hundreds of players, fans and strangers attend funeral of 'a great lady'
By Tara BRAUTIGAM, Canadian Press, Friday, December 23, 2005, Page S3
Brantford, Ontario -- Against a life full of triumph, Wayne GRETZKY mourned one of his greatest losses yesterday, bidding farewell to the quiet matriarch who kept his celebrated family together.
"People in Canada knew her as a hockey mother, but we knew her as just a wonderful person," GRETZKY said, holding back tears in a touching eulogy to his mother, Phyllis.
The Anglican funeral service drew hundreds of players, fans and strangers to this southwestern Ontario city of about 90,000 people.
Phyllis, a mother of five and grandmother of 13, was a beacon her children sought in times of need, the 44-year-old hockey icon said.
"If we got in trouble and needed to get out of trouble, we went to our mother," GRETZKY said.
"She cherished the moments she had, not only with her kids, but with her grandchildren. Her eyes used to light up each and every day if she got a phone call from a grandchild, a note, a letter or a gift."
As he spoke to the crowd, a few of whom were brought to tears, GRETZKY looked around at the packed pews.
"We know our mother now is not in pain," said GRETZKY, the first-born son. "She's a tough lady that endured a lot over the last six months physically. She's pain-free now."
Phyllis, 64, died on Monday in hospital. Her children were with her at the end of her year-long battle with lung cancer.
GRETZKY's father, 67-year-old Walter, stood up and hugged his son after the eulogy.
Phyllis's legacy of love for her family was as an example for all to follow, Archdeacon Jim SUTTON said.
"Thank you, God, for giving us people like Phyllis to show us that it's possible to live that way," SUTTON said.
A number of hockey heavyweights, including National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman and hockey superstar Paul Coffey, attended the service at the Grace Anglican Church.
The service ended with Sarah McLachlan's song I Will Remember You and a video montage of family highlights -- clips depicting Phyllis's time as a newlywed and as a proud mother clinging to Wayne's arm at his wedding.
Escorted by his wife, Janet, GRETZKY and the rest of his family followed Phyllis's casket, draped in a white shawl, to its burial.
"It was a great service for a great lady," former GRETZKY teammate Shayne Corson said afterward as church bells rang.
"What else can you say on a tough day like today? It's a sad day for everybody, but they're a strong family, a close family. They'll get through it all."
The mayor of Brantford, a city where GRETZKY's name graces hockey arenas and flags flew at half-mast yesterday, called it a dark day.
"This whole city is in mourning," Mike HANCOCK said. "We all feel we lost a family member."
Phyllis will continue to be looked up to by generations of hockey mothers and National Hockey League hopefuls lacing up skates on frigid Saturday mornings, Hockey Canada president Bob NICHOLSON said.
"Moms are a huge part of the game of hockey," NICHOLSON said. "There's a lot of moms that take their kids to the rinks and make sure they get up on time, and Phyllis is sort of the ideal mom in this country."
GRETZKY, the executive director of the Canadian Olympic hockey team, wasn't in Vancouver on Wednesday for the announcement of the lineup that will play in Turin, but he will resume his duties with the team in January, NICHOLSON said.
The National Hockey League's career leading scorer also put his coaching career with the Phoenix Coyotes on hold last week after his mother's health took a downturn.

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BRAUWEILER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
WATSON, Betty May
Passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 28, 2005, in her 74th year. Dearly loved wife of Bill WATSON of Keswick. Loving mother of Marie McCLUSKEY (Paul BRAUWEILER), Jackie (Doug) SOLOMON, Steve (Lori) WATSON and Liz (Cregg) CORRIER. Cherished grandmother of Jesse, Tara, Casey, Charleen, Cole, Samantha and P.J. Betty will be greatly missed by her many Friends and extended family. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Chapel on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. If desired, donations made to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAVO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-21 published
WIGHTMAN, Lois (née HAWKE)
Peacefully on April 19th, 2005 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. K.J.R. (Kager) WIGHTMAN, in 1978. Lovingly remembered by her children Caroly LANDRY, Pam WIGHTMAN and Peter WIGHTMAN and his wife Anne, and by her grandchildren Ryan, Emily and Susan LANDRY, and Alex HENES. Lois was the daughter of the late Albert Francis HAWKE and Ada May LAWRENCE, of Grimsby, Ontario. Special thanks for the compassionate and loving care provided by Lerme BRAVO and our appreciation also to the staff of Kensington Gardens and Nightingale Healthcare. Funeral Service will be held at The Anglican Church of St. Clement, Eglinton, 59 Briar Hill Ave. (at Duplex Ave.) on Saturday, April 23rd, at 11 am. Private interment in Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, on Monday. Donations to The Anglican Church of St. Clement Eglinton, 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H8 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Services.

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BRAVO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-21 published
WIGHTMAN, Lois (née HAWKE)
Peacefully on April 19th, 2005 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. K.J.R. (Kager) WIGHTMAN, in 1978. Lovingly remembered by her children Caroly LANDRY, Pam WIGHTMAN and Peter WIGHTMAN and his wife Anne, and by her grandchildren Ryan, Emily and Susan LANDRY, and Alex HENES. Lois was the daughter of the late Albert Francis HAWKE and Ada May LAWRENCE, of Grimsby, Ontario. Special thanks for the compassionate and loving care provided by Lerme BRAVO and our appreciation also to the staff of Kensington Gardens and Nightingale Healthcare. Funeral Service will be held at The Anglican Church Of St. Clement, Eglinton, 59 Briar Hill Ave. (at Duplex Ave.) on Saturday, April 23rd, at 11 a.m. Private interment in Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, on Monday. Donations to The Anglican Church of St. Clement Eglinton, 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H8, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Services.

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BRAVO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-29 published
ROMANO, Virginia
Peacefully on September 27, 2005 at her home with her daughter by her side, at the age of 95. Virginia leaves behind her five loving daughters Pia and her husband Bill, Tecla and her late husband Mario MIGLICCIO, Gioconda and her husband Leo BRAVO, Leda and her late husband Sam BASSO, and Bianca and her husband Guy FINDLAY, and predeceased by her son Giuseppe ROMANO. Virginia will be sadly missed by her nine loving grandchildren and her fourteen great-grandchildren, her devoted sister Angela BONOFIGLIO, and many family and Friends. Friends may visit at Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (one block east of Dufferin) on Thursday, September 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Clare's Church (1118 St. Clair Ave. West). Entombment to follow at Prospect Cemetery.

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BRAVON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-28 published
SSAINTERRE, Marie
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2005 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Garnet SSAINTERRE (1980.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of: Sharon and Brian BRAVON of Wallaceburg and Dan and Ethel SSAINTERRE of Light House Cove. Sadly missed by 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 5 sisters. Predeceased by: a grand_son, Shawn Daniel SSAINTERRE (2005), 2 brothers and a sister. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. from Our Lady Help of Christians Chursh in Wallaceburg with Fr. Greg BONIN, Celebrant. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Marie SSAINTERRE.

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BRAWLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
BORLEY, Helen Sarah
Peacefully at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site, on Thursday, October 13, 2005 in her 91st year. Helen, loving wife of the late Dan BORLEY. Beloved mother of the late William (Grace), and David. Proud grandmother of Blake, Christine and Colleen, great-grandmother of Mia and Gracie. Step-mother of Jerry (Ursula) and the late Lou. Sister of Betty BRAWLEY. A private family memorial service will be held at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York on Sunday, October 16, 2005.

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BRAWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-19 published
BRAWN, Douglas Heath
Born May 26, 1947 in Vancouver, passed away March 14, 2005 in Surrey. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden loss of our loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and best friend. Predeceased by his father, Jack in 2004, Doug is survived by his wife, Luana; daughter, Jennifer; son, Geoffrey; mother, Margot; and sister, Stephanie. A graduate of University of British Columbia and University of Toronto, he combined his studies with his love of tennis and hockey. Doug was a partner in the law firm Brawn Karras and Sanderson which he founded in 1975. He served on the Board of Directors of Coast Capital Savings, and formerly on the boards of Kwantlen College, Surrey Memorial Hospital, and the Board of Governors of Southridge School. The Pacific Steelers Women's Hockey Club were benefactors of his tireless contribution and commitment to the team as the official team dad. Doug was a devoted father and mentor to the many young people whose lives he touched, and we cherish the memory of his nurturing and engaging, benevolent manner. He embraced life to the fullest with his wry sense of humour. Doug was an avid skier, had a life-long interest in tennis, and was a longstanding member of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. His passion for sports manifested itself in the many hours spent encouraging and towing the children on their waterskis and wakeboards at Coral Beach. Doug was a long time member and ambassador of the S.M.R.H.L. hockey league. He will be fondly remembered as a great team guy, a great sponsor and a true champion and presence for the game of hockey. He was the "bon vivant"of the world at large, and master of the pregnant pause. A celebration of his life will take place on Monday, April 18th, at 2: 00 p.m. at the Sheraton Guildford, Surrey, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doug Brawn Sports Trust Fund, c/o Brawn Karras and Sanderson, #301 - 15117 - 101 Ave., Surrey, British Columbia V3R 8P7.

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BRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-07 published
APLIN, Lenore Jessie (née LEMCKE)
At Lee Manor in Owen Sound on Wednesday April 6, 2005. In her 92nd year, Lenore Jessie APLIN (née LEMCKE,) the beloved wife of the late Percy APLIN. The loving mother of Ken and his Wife Norma. The loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Jamie CRANNIE, Krista and husband Mark CAMERON, and Jamie APLIN and his wife JoAnna. Proud great grandmother of Ryan, Marissa, Alexander, and Jagori. Special great grandmother of Kody and Samantha. Dear sister of Alma (Mrs. Jack DOWNING.) Predeceased by her brothers Arthur, Elgin, Dean and Clarence LEMCKE, her sisters Laura (Mrs. Elgin WEAVER), Ethel (Mrs. Wesley BRAY), Elda (Mrs. Stan MALCOLM) and by her parents William LEMCKE and his wife Sarah (née HOATH.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either Lee Manor or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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BRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-13 published
BOTHWELL, Beulah Alene (JOHNSON)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound Thursday morning, May 12th, 2005. The former Beulah JOHNSON of Owen Sound formerly of Sauble Beach in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late John BOTHWELL. Beulah and her husband John were former owners of Bothwell Real Estate in Sauble Beach. Prior to the real estate business, they farmed for many years in Sydenham Township. Beulah was also very involved in community and church activities. Loving mother of Lynda and her husband Barry COLE of Leamington and Robert and his wife Pam of Guelph. Lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren, Karen and Jeffrey COLE, Todd, Tom, Tyler and Travis BOTHWELL. Predeceased by her brother George JOHNSON and sister Margaret BRAY. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com
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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
HILLS, Catherine " Kay" Marie (PENDER)
Peacefully on January 6th, 2005 Catherine (Kay) Marie HILLS (PENDER) in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Numan Charles HILLS (1993). Loving mother of Edwin and his wife Jeannine of Brampton and Gerald and his wife Joyce of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Dear grandmother of Stephen, Scott, Mary Beth, Karen, Kristina, Patrick and Daniel. Great grandmother of Michael, Brandon, Jordan and Christian. Will be missed by her niece May BRAY. Friends will be received by the family Saturday morning January 8th, 2005 from 9-11 am at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Home, (520 Dundas Street, London), where the funeral service will be held at 11 am. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In kindness, donations to the Dearness Home would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
MERRITT, Dr. John " Ozzie"
At his residence on Friday, June 10th, 2005, Dr. John "Ozzie" MERRITT, of London, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Gloria (HAMLYN) MERRITT. Dear father of Dr. John Richard MERRITT, and his wife Heather, of Parkhill, Dr. Robert MERRITT and his wife Sheree-Ann, of London, and Linda Darlene BRAY and her husband Gary, of Aurora. Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Vivian. Dr. "Ozzie" MERRITT was a family physician in Lambeth and area, and coroner for Middlesex County for over 50 years. The memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday June 18th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-10 published
Respected doctor most proud of his musical achievements
By Sarah FRALEY, Free Press Reporter
He was a Middlesex County coroner for almost four decades, a dedicated doctor and father to three children who all went into health care.
But John (Ozzie) MERRITT also will be remembered as a talented musician and a man who loved a good game of golf.
"(It) was a passion of his. He had three holes-in-one," said Rick MERRITT, his oldest son.
"His biggest passion and what I would say was his biggest success, was he was an accomplished musician."
MERRITT, who battled Alzheimer's disease in his final years, died June 10 at 89.
A talented piano player, MERRITT played with the Morgan Thomas Dance Band on radio shows broadcast coast-to-coast in the 1930s.
He also played at Port Stanley's Stork Club, which attracted such big-name musicians as Louis Armstrong and Guy Lombardo.
"What he achieved at piano most people never achieve," son Rick MERRITT said. "He had his teaching certificate by the time he was 16."
Born in Grimsby, MERRITT graduated from medical school at the University of Western Ontario in 1943. He began practising in Delaware after serving in the army until 1946.
After seven years, he moved to Lambeth and served as a coroner for London and Middlesex County for 39 years.
He retired from that job at 70 but practised medicine for seven more years, completely retiring in 1994.
Rick MERRITT, founder of the Dove Dental Centres, said he doesn't see the kind of dedication that his father had in the medical field today. A good work ethic was something his father inherited from his mother Ethel, he said.
"She always said 'If a job is worth doing, it is a job worth doing well, to the best of one's ability or it's a job not worth doing at all,' " he recalls.
MERRITT made that his life's philosophy.
Friends and colleagues remember him as an excellent physician.
"He was a solid practitioner and his patients loved him," said Howard CAMERON, an orthopedic surgeon in London. "He was always a perfect gentleman."
"He was a good friend and a good family man," added Don MacKENZIE, a London surgeon who attended medical school with MERRITT.
As a father, "he was always preparing you for being an adult," said his son. "He was a good all-around fellow but very strict. There wasn't a lot of compromise in his life."
As a child, Rick MERRITT said he learned valuable lessons -- such as the consequences of dangerous driving -- when he went with his father on house calls or to vehicle crashes.
MERRITT was proud all three of his children pursued medical professions. Rick and Robert MERRITT both went into dentistry, and daughter Linda BRAY is a registered nurse.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-19 published
MUIRHEAD, Amelia “Ivy” (formerly AYRES, née STARLING)
Amelia “Ivy” MUIRHEAD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in Caressant Care nursing home in Woodstock, Ontario, at the age of 99. Amelia was the widow of Gavin Stuart MUIRHEAD and Wilfrid Maxwell AYRES. Amelia (née STARLING) was born in 1906 in Cheveley, England. Lovingly called “Nanny” by those close to her, Amelia worked as a governess for the family of an English country gentleman and then for a prominent family in Denmark. Her service afforded her a unique opportunity to travel throughout Europe. She married her first husband Wilfrid AYRES in Cheveley in 1929 before immigrating to Canada in 1930 on the Empress of Scotland. The young couple settled in Montreal, Quebec where they raised two daughters and a son. Wilfrid passed away in 1965 following a battle with lung cancer. Amelia volunteered her time as president of the Cancer Society at Saint Mark's Church in St. Laurent, Quebec. She married her second husband Gavin MUIRHEAD in 1968 in St. Laurent and then moved with him to Woodstock in 1977. Amelia soon became an active member of Old St. Paul's Anglican Church and was involved in numerous church endeavours. She was accomplished in many arts and crafts and was especially adept at crochet and knitting. Her garden afforded her countless hours of enjoyment and she enjoyed walks and new learning experiences. Amelia remained active for many years after Gavin passed on in 1985 but when her own health started to fail she moved into a retirement residence before settling into the Caressant Care nursing home.
She leaves behind her son John AYRES and his wife Eliane Leclerc AYRES and two daughters Brenda MAVER (née AYRES) and Sheila WALKER (née AYRES) and daughter-in-law Elaine AYRES (née FAHRNER:) grandchildren Robin AYRES, Rand AYRES, Ken MAVER, Kathryn BROWNE (née MAVER), Robert WALKER, Tobin WALKER and Joanne TATRO (née WALKER); great grandchildren Robert MAVER, Michael MAVER, Andrew BROWNE, Sean BROWNE, Jaime WALKER, Kevin WALKER, and Keliann WALKER. She is survived by her sister-in-law Vi MUIRHEAD, daughter-in-law Alice BRAY (née MUIRHEAD,) step son-in-law Harold “Al” LOCKHART: step grandchildren Bruce LOCKHART, Joan COX (née LOCKHART,) Julie GRANT (née LOCKHART), Lynne WHEADON (née LOCKHART), Keith BRAY and Gail BRAY- GUY; numerous step greatgrandchildren and two step greatgreat-grandchildren. Brother-in-laws Clyde MUIRHEAD, Gordon MUIRHEAD and sister-in-laws Marge MUIRHEAD and Marguerite LOCKHART (née MUIRHEAD) predecease her. Amelia leaves behind her cousin Eileen HALLIDAY now residing in Port Washington, U.S.A., and sister-in-law Lily HOOD in England. Surviving nephews and nieces from England and Scotland are Richard STARLING, Sylvia Williams SWANN (née STARLING), David STARLING, Michael STARLING, Roy ANDERSON, Robin HOWE, Trevor HOWE, Sylvia HOOD, as well as many great and great-great nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, if desired memorial donations may be made to the Old St. Paul's Anglican Church Restoration Fund or to local affiliations of the Canadian Cancer Society. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
DISOTELL- MEYERS, Yvonne (DESNOYERS)
At the Cornwall Community Hospital, McConnell Site on Sunday, September 4, 2005. Yvonne DESNOYERS of 3027 Pitt Street; age 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Haley DISOTELL and the late Harold MEYERS. Dear mother of Eugene DISOTELL (Anna) of Cornwall and Robert DISOTELL (Audrey) of London, Ontario. Dear sister of Simeon DESNOYERS of Cornwall and Marie-Ange UNRUH of Lively, Ontario. Cherished grandmother of Scott and Andrew DISOTELL and Diana LALONDE. Also survived by two great-grandchildren. Beloved daughter of the late Aime DESNOYERS and the late Alma PAQUETTE. Predeceased by three brothers, Lorenzo, Romeo, Aurele Desnoyers and by two sisters, Mrs. Antoinette BRAY and Mrs. Simone UNRUH. Resting at the Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482) from 2 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Wednesday, September 7, 2005 for Service in the Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Interment, Nativity Cemetery. The family will be in attendance from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and from 8: 30 a.m. until time of Funeral on Wednesday. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
CLARKE, Gertrude J. (MARTIN)
(Former employee of Domtar Packaging for over 20 years) Peacefully at her residence, the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Friday, September 2, 2005. Gertrude J. (MARTIN) CLARKE age 86 years, formerly of Elizabeth Street, Saint Marys. Beloved wife of the late Ray CLARKE (1979.) Loving mother of Ken and Linda CLARKE of R.R.#5, Stratford and Ron and Debbie CLARKE of Saint Marys. Proud grandmother of Brian and Sally CLARKE of Sebringville, and Diane and Jack CHAFFE of Mitchell, Sonya CLARKE and Nancy CLARKE both at home. Dear great-grandmother of Owen, Evan and Curtis. Dear sister of Loreen HAMILTON of Saint Marys. Predeceased by her parents William MARTIN and the former Stella BRAY and a brother-in-law Frank HAMILTON. Rested at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Monday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Robert SPENCER officiating. Interment will follow in Exeter Cemetery. In her memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Camp Trillium (Childhood Cancer Support Centre). Branch #372 Hillcrest Rebekah Lodge held a service on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-11 published
ELFORD, Dorothy (HOOPER)
Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Saturday, September 10, 2005 Dorothy (HOOPER) ELFORD formerly of Usborne Township in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne ELFORD (2000.) Dear mother of Ava and Jim MURRAY of London, and Mike and Cindy ELFORD of Usborne Township. Dear grandmother of Jennifer and Paul BEATTIE and Steven and Nicole MURRAY; Brenda ELFORD and her fiancé Ryan KONECNY and Nathan ELFORD and his fiancée Angela MEYER and great-grandmother of Jace and Arianna. Dear sister-in-law of Ronald ELFORD, Anne and Don BRAY and Norma HOOPER all of Exeter, and Doris ELFORD of Usborne Township. Predeceased by a brother Donald HOOPER (1984.) Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 11 a.m. with Dave WILLIAMS officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-17 published
BRAY, Edward Stanley
Of Seaforth on Thursday September 15th 2005, at Maplewood Manor in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Mae BRAY (JACKLIN) and loved mother of Sheila KENNEDY of Goderich and Doug and his wife Debra of Pickering. Much loved grandmother of Kerry, Tanya, and Tracy KENNEDY, Michael and his wife Sarah BRAY and Alison BRAY, and great-grandmother of Edie BRAY. Predeceased by three brothers Glen, Clifford, and Kenneth BRAY, and his parents Bert and Sarah Ann (WARD) BRAY. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W. Seaforth on Sunday September 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at funeral home on Monday at 2: 00 p.m Interment at Brussels Cemetery. Reverend John GOULD officiating. Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
BRAY, E. Stanley Bray
Of Seaforth on Thursday, September 15th, 2005, at Maplewood Manor in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Mae BRAY (JACKLIN) and loved father of Sheila KENNEDY of Goderich and Doug and his wife Debra of Pickering. Much loved grandfather of Kerry, Tanya, and Tracy KENNEDY, Michael and his wife Sarah BRAY and Alison BRAY, and great-grandfather of Edie BRAY. Predeceased by three brothers Glen, Clifford, and Kenneth BRAY, and his parents Bert and Sarah Ann (WARD) BRAY. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth on Sunday, September 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment at Brussels Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
APEDAILE, Leonard George
At Huronview Home, Clinton on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, Leonard George APEDAILE, formerly of Bayfield and Windsor in his 100th year. Beloved husband of Irene (BRAY) APEDAILE of Bayfield. Loving father of Kay and her husband George McMILLAN of Dundas. Sadly missed by 3 grandchildren John and Colleen McMILLAN of Burlington, Michael McMILLAN of Dundas and Laurie and Dan WOOD of Bracebridge and by 6 great-grandchildren Jake, Megan, Katie, Abby, George and Charlotte. Predeceased by 2 brothers Victor and Ernest APEDAILE. Funeral service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation commencing one hour prior to the service. Interment Bayfield Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimers Society of Huron would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-14 published
MERRITT, Gloria Eileen (née HAMLYN)
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005, Mrs. Gloria Eileen (HAMLYN) MERRITT of London at the age of 80. Daughter of the late Clifford HAMLYN and Ileen (FRANK) HAMLYN of London. Loved wife of the late Dr. John O. MERRITT (June 10th, 2005.) Dear mother of Dr. John Richard MERRITT and his wife Heather, of Fourteen Mile Road, R.R.#4, Denfield, Dr. Robert D. MERRITT and his wife Sheree-Ann, of London, and Linda Darlene BRAY and her husband Gary, of Aurora. Loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gloria are asked to consider the McCormick Home Foundation. Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793 entrusted with arrangements.

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BRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
MERRITT, Gloria Eileen (née HAMLYN)
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005, Mrs. Gloria Eileen (HAMLYN) MERRITT of London at the age of 80. Daughter of the late Clifford HAMLYN and Eileen (FRANK) HAMLYN of London. Loved wife of the late Dr. John O. MERRITT (June 10th, 2005.) Dear mother of Dr. John Richard MERRITT and his wife Heather, of Denfield (formerly Parkhill), Dr. Robert D. MERRITT and his wife Sheree-Ann, of London, and Linda Darlene BRAY and her husband Gary, of Aurora. Loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, January 14th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gloria are asked to consider the McCormick Home Foundation.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-28 published
LAPOINTE, Cyril Malcolm " MAC"
former Chief Librarian of The Montreal Star, peacefully January 25, 2005 at the age of 96. Eldest son of the late Joseph Leo LAPOINTE and the late Harriet Elizabeth "Hattie" BRAY, he was born on December 12, 1908 at Webwood, Ontario.
On November 22, 1927 he joined the editorial department of John Dougall and Son, Montreal, publishers of Witness and Canadian Homestead, World Wide and Northern Messenger, on which he served until all but the latter ceased publication at the end of April 1938. In this period he was a member of the Montreal Branch of the Canadian Authors Association and the Newspaper Guild. For two years he was secretary of the Montreal Branch of the League for Social Reconstruction and in 1938, briefly, National Secretary of the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1925, during an emergency in the federal election campaign, he was Chairman of the Interim Executive Committee of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in the province of Quebec.
On June 6, 1938 he became Assistant to the News Editor of The Family Herald and Weekly Star and continued in various editorial responsibilities until July 12, l949 when he was transferred to the Library of The Montreal Star. He retired from that work at the end of 1973.
Mr. LAPOINTE is pre-deceased by his brother, George Milton and sister-in-law, Kathleen (SANGSTER) LAPOINTE and is survived by his brother, Jean-Paul LAPOINTE of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, his sister, Soeur Kathleen LAPOINTE, M.A., Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie, Montreal, his nieces "Betty" Mrs. Robert TAILOR/TAYLOR of Perth, Ontario, " Babs" Barbara LAPOINTE of Gloucester, Ontario, and Danielle LAPOINTE of Ste. Foy, Quebec, nephews "Bobby" Robert LAPOINTE of Trois Rivières and Michel LAPOINTE of Montreal, Quebec.
Mr. LAPOINTE had been a member of the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Elbeetian Legion of old time Lone Scouts of America.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Ottawa for further information please call Rooted Deeply In Canada
Mr. LAPOINTE was a Canadian with a lifelong commitment to democracy. His paternal ancestor was Nicolas Audet dit LAPOINTE, born in 1641 to Innocent Audet dit LAPOINTE and Vincente REINE of St. Pierre de Maillé, Poitiers, Poitou (now Department of Vienne) France. He came to Canada in 1663 and served as doorkeeper to Bishop Laval until 1670 when he became a tenant at St. Jean, Ile d'Orléans, the Bishop's seigneury. That same year Nicolas married Madeleine DESPRÉS of St. Sauveur de Paris.
Mac LAPOINTE's maternal ancestors were yeomen who came to Canada in 1842 from Buckinghamshire, England, but his earliest known forbearer was Thomas Spier(s) of Drayton St. Leonard, Oxfordshire, who was married around 1555.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
CHAPDELAINE, Jean (1914-2005)
Passed away peacefully in Québec City on February 1, 2005. Graduated with honours from Collège Ste-Marie, Montréal 1933, Rhodes Scholar 1934, joined External Affairs in 1937, Canadian Ambassador from 1956 to 1965, Délégué général du Québec in Paris from 1965 to 1976, Québec Department of Intergovernmental Affairs from 1976-1981. Awarded the Légion d'Honneur (Commandeur), the Ordre national du Québec (Officier) and the Ordre de la Pléiade (Officier).
Survived by his wife, Rita LAFRAMBOISE, his children: Claude of Ottawa (Joseph BRAY,) Annick of Montréal (Carlos FELICIATI) and Antoine of Québec City; his grand- daughter Clara FELICIATI his sister Louise MAYNARD of Montréal; his sisters and brothers-in-law: Marthe LAFRAMBOISE (Dr. Eugene BEAUCHAMP of Massachussets,) Louise LAFRAMBOISE (Robert GAULIN of Ottawa,) Esther LAFRAMBOISE (Fernand RENAULT of Ottawa) and several nieces and nephews Chapdelaine and Laframboise.
If desired, donations to La Maison Michel Sarrazin, 2101, chemin Saint-Louis, Sillery (Québec) G1P 1P5, tél.: 418-688-0878 would be appreciated.
A private funeral will be held in Ottawa at a later date.
Lépine Cloutier Ltée
715, de St-Vallier, est, Québec
For information: (418) 529-3371
Fax: (418) 529-9506
Courriel: claudechap@trytel.com
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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-12 published
CHAPDELAINE, Rita (née LAFRAMBOISE)
Passed away peacefully at Ottawa on March 6th, 2005, at the age of 84. She was predeceased on February 1st, 2005, by her husband of 64 years, Jean CHAPDELAINE. She is survived by her children: Claude (Joseph BRAY) of Ottawa, Annick (Carlos FELICIATI) of Montréal, and Antoine of Québec City; her granddaughter Clara FELICIATI; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Marthe LAFRAMBOISE (Dr. Eugene BEAUCHAMP) of Massachusetts, and Louise LAFRAMBOISE (Robert GAULIN) of Ottawa; her sisters-in-law, Esther Morin LAFRAMBOISE (Fernand RENAULT) of Ottawa, and Louise Chapdelaine MAYNARD of Montreal, and several nieces and nephews Laframboise and Chapdelaine.
If desired, donations to La Fondation de l'Hôpital Montfort, 713 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1K 0T2 would be appreciated.
A private funeral service will be held in Ottawa at a later date. Arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3T9. For messages of condolence please e-mail to: claudechap@trytel.com

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-16 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Earl Creighton (September 16th, 1930-March 14th, 2005)
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of a loving and loved husband and father on Monday, March 14th, 2005 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years Elizabeth (Libby BRAY) and children Susan (Martin), David (Julie) and Jane (Christopher). Special Poppa to Matthew, Katie, Suzanne and Mikaela ZAFFINO, Nicole and Creighton ADAM/ADAMS, and Fergus and Georgia CAMPBELL. Step-Poppa to Meredith and Elizabeth HOLBORN and Rosalind and Olivia MURRAY. Survived by dear brothers Jim and Bob ADAM/ADAMS. A Chartered Accountant by profession and former Chief Financial Officer of American Motors Canada, his real legacy remains in the hearts and minds of his children and grandchildren for whom he always had time and relished the opportunity to step up to the challenge of any project or repair. He will be missed terribly but remembered fondly for his wry wit, giving spirit and ability to continually move forward. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway with reception to follow at the church. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to Princess Margaret Hospital in Earl's name for pancreatic cancer research.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-29 published
DOWLEY, Edie (CZARNECKI)
Edie passed away peacefully at home, after a long battle with cancer, on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, with her family by her side. Edie CZARNECKI at the age of 55. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Laura, Charlotte, and Sarah and her husband Mike BRAY. Cherished grandmother of Edie. Sister of Carol and her husband Michael McLEOD, Angela TORRENGA, Ingrid and her husband Owen MOORE, Maria JAENICKI, George and his wife Jenny CZARNECKI. Dear daughter-in-law of Johanna DOWLEY and Richard DOWLEY. 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. Monday, August 1, 2005. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering) on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment -- Christ the King Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-09 published
BEAUMONT, Agnes
Peacefully at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital, Sudbury, Ontario on Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Loving wife for 59 years to Richard (Dick.) Beloved mother of Mary McGOVERN and David (Ruth). Cherished grandmother of Richard and Michael McGOVERN and Andrew, Scott and Matthew BEAUMONT. Sister of the late Alva BRAY (Marie), Marion BALL (Robert), Doris EDWARDS (Clark) and Frank BRAY (Doreen of Midland, Ontario.) Sister-in-law of the late Lawrence. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 492 Wellington St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, (705-759-2522) on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, August 11, 2005 at St. Andrew's United Church, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at 10 a.m. Reverend Phil MILLER officiating. Interment St. Luke's Columbarium, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.arthurfuneralhome.com

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-22 published
JOHNSTON, Allister " Allie"
(M.P.P. Parry Sound, Lieutenant Colonel, Algonquin Regiment)
On the morning of Sunday, August 21st, 2005, at the age of ninety six, Allister passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family. He left this life with the very same courage and strength of spirit with which he had always lived. Beloved husband of the late Margaret JOHNSTON, cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, respected comrade and faithful friend, Allister will be missed by all who knew him, new acquaintances and old. Allister is survived by his daughter Lynne and her children Katherine and Robyn (Rob), Jack and his children Joanne (Stan) and Jill (Pete), and Peter and his son Allie J. Papa Allie will be greatly missed by his greatgrandchildren Meaghan, Mallory and Matthew WHITEHEAD and Christopher and Amanda BRAY. Allister loved his home, his family and community. He founded W.A. Johnston Insurance in South River, a business that has been part of the northern community for over sixty years. During World War 2, Allister served his country as a major in the Algonquin Regiment, joining his colleagues in Holland, Belgium and France. His family and many, many Friends will remember his smile, his charming and generous nature, his wisdom and his love of life. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, (south of Eglinton), on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services and interment (to be announced) will be held in South River. 'They say old soldiers never die, they just fade away.'

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-17 published
BRAY, Edward Stanley
Of Seaforth, on Thursday, September 15, 2005, at Maplewood Manor in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Mae BRAY (JACKLIN) and loved mother of Sheila KENNEDY of Goderich and Doug and his wife Debra of Pickering. Much loved grandmother of Kerry, Tanya, and Tracy KENNEDY, Michael and his wife Sarah BRAY and Alison BRAY, and great-grandmother of Edie BRAY. Predeceased by three brothers, Glen, Clifford, and Kenneth BRAY, and his parents Bert and Sarah Ann (WARD) BRAY. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth, on Sunday, September 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at Brussels Cemetery. Reverend John GOULD officiating. Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-19 published
BRAY, Edward Stanley
Of Seaforth, on Thursday, September 15, 2005, at Maplewood Manor in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Mae BRAY (JACKLIN) and loved father of Sheila KENNEDY of Goderich and Doug and his wife Debra of Pickering. Much loved grandfather of Kerry, Tanya, and Tracy KENNEDY, Michael and his wife Sarah BRAY and Alison BRAY, and great-grandfather of Edie BRAY. Predeceased by three brothers, Glen, Clifford, and Kenneth BRAY, and his parents Bert and Sarah Ann (WARD) BRAY. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth, on Sunday, September 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at Brussels Cemetery. Reverend John GOULD officiating. Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
McALLISTER, John "Jack" Richard (March 6, 1923-July 25, 2005)
Founder Of Ryerson Theatre School John (Jack) Richard McALLISTER born March 6, 1923 to Alexander and Mary Olive McALLISTER, both deceased, passed away on July 25, 2005 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. Much gratitude to Dr. Sandra E. BLACK, her assistant Jennifer BRAY and staff at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre's neurology department for their care and loving kindness. Jack was predeceased by his brother Donald McALLISTER, life friend Dr. C. Donald COOK, Friends Major Charles and Margaret BRUBACHER and dog Hero. Survived by sisters Ruth GORDON, Betty Lou LAMON, sister-in-law Agnes (DEED) McALLISTER, many nieces, nephews and loving Friends. After graduating from Victoria College, University of Toronto, Jack was hired as the head of the English department at York Memorial Collegiate Institute. In 1963 he was engaged as the head of the English department of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. During his initial years at Ryerson he conducted Ryerson music operettas. In 1971 he founded Ryerson Theatre School. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005. If you are interested in learning more of the celebration please e-mail soulstate@hotmail.com. In lieu of flowers, please make cheques payable to Ryerson University, indicate that the gift is for the Jack McAllister Memorial Award and mail to the attention of Louise Year wood, Director of Development, Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 or call 416-979-5000 ext. 6524.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
BRAY, Kathy Hazel (née VENN)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14th, 2005 at the age of 55. Beloved wife of Gary. Loving daughter of George and the late Hazel. Cherished mother of Darren and his wife Lindsay, Kevin, Adam, Yvonne and Paul SANTOCONO. Dear sister of Jim and his wife Susan, Carol and her husband Dan ORR, and Chris and her husband Ron PARSONS. Daughter-in-law of Peggy and the late Harry. She will be missed by her furry Friends Heidi, Cody and Peppi. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1057 Brock Road, Pickering. 905-686-5589) on Tuesday, January 18th, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 19th at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church (200 McIntosh Ave., Scarborough). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
BRAY, Kathy Hazel (née VENN)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14th, 2005 at the age of 55. Beloved wife of Gary. Loving daughter of George and the late Hazel. Cherished mother of Darren and his wife Lindsay, Kevin, Adam, Yvonne and Paul SANTOCONO. Dear sister of Jim and his wife Susan, Carol and her husband Dan ORR, and Chris and her husband Ron PARSONS. Daughter-in-law of Peggy and the late Harry. Sister-in-law of Keith BRAY and his wife Diane. She will be missed by her furry Friends Heidi, Cody and Peppi. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 19th at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church (200 McIntosh Street, Scarborough). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
LAPOINTE, Cyril Malcolm " MAC"
Former Chief Librarian of The Montreal Star, peacefully January 25, 2005 at the age of 96. Eldest son of the late Joseph Leo LAPOINTE and the late Harriet Elizabeth "Hattie" BRAY, he was born on December 12, 1908 at Webwood, Ontario. On November 22, 1927 he joined the editorial department of John Dougall and Son, Montreal, publishers of Witness and Canadian Homestead, World Wide and Northern Messenger, on which he served until all but the latter ceased publication at the end of April 1938. In this period he was a member of the Montreal Branch of the Canadian Authors Association and the Newspaper Guild. For two years he was secretary of the Montreal Branch of the League for Social Reconstruction and in 1938, briefly, National Secretary of the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1925, during an emergency in the federal election campaign, he was Chairman of the Interim Executive Committee of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in the province of Quebec. On June 6, 1938 he became Assistant to the News Editor of The Family Herald and Weekly Star and continued in various editorial responsibilities until July 12, 1949 when he was transferred to the Library of The Montreal Star. He retired from that work at the end of 1973. Mr. LAPOINTE is predeceased by his brother, George Milton and sister-in-law, Kathleen (Sangster) LAPOINTE and is survived by his brother, Jean-Paul LAPOINTE of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, his sister, Soeur Kathleen LAPOINTE, M.A., Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie, Montreal, his nieces "Betty" Mrs. Robert TAILOR/TAYLOR of Perth, Ontario, "Babs" Barbara LAPOINTE of Gloucester, Ontario, and Danielle LAPOINTE of Ste. Foy, Quebec, nephews "Bobby" Robert LAPOINTE of Trois Rivières and Michel LAPOINTE of Montreal, Quebec. Mr. LAPOINTE had been a member of the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Elbeetian Legion of old time Lone Scouts of America. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of First Memorial Funeral Services - Fairview Chapel. For more information please contact 613-860-2424.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-16 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Earl Creighton (September 16th, 1930-March 14th, 2005)
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of a loving and loved husband and father on Monday, March 14, 2005 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years Elizabeth (Libby BRAY) and children Susan (Martin), David (Julie) and Jane (Christopher). Special Poppa to Matthew, Katie, Suzanne and Mikaela Zaffino, Nicole and Creighton ADAM/ADAMS, and Fergus and Georgia CAMPBELL. Step-Poppa to Meredith and Elizabeth HOLBORN and Rosalind and Olivia MURRAY. Survived by dear brothers Jim and Bob ADAM/ADAMS. A Chartered Accountant by profession and former Chief Financial Officer of American Motors Canada, his real legacy remains in the hearts and minds of his children and grandchildren for whom he always had time and relished the opportunity to step up to the challenge of any project or repair. He will be missed terribly but remembered fondly for his wry wit, giving spirit and ability to continually move forward. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway with reception to follow at the church. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to Princess Margaret Hospital in Earl's name for pancreatic cancer research.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
BRAY, Jessie C.
Passed away on June 5, 2005 at the age of 92. Born in Scotland, she came to Canada at the age of 2. Predeceased by her husband Jack and sister Beth AUBREY. She is survived by two children John (Diane) of Burlington, Ontario and Jane (Stewart) MacGILLIVRAY of Mississauga and a brother James CRUICKSHANK. She will be fondly remembered by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A private family service is planned.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
SCOTT, Roderick " Roy" Alexander, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
(Retired Principal of the Etobicoke Board of Education) Passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at The McCall Centre, Toronto. Beloved husband of Betty (née BRAY) and loved father of Gordon (Shirley). Grandfather of Heather and Jennifer. Loving brother of Elsie WEISE of Oakville, Annabel (Joseph) FURROW of Los Alamitos, California and John A. (Monica) PATERSON of Mississauga and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents James and Barbara (née McKENZIE) SCOTT and his sister Florence. Born on May 17, 1918 in Toronto of Scottish immigrant parents, he attended Wilkinson Public School and Riverdale Collegiate. In 1940 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and took his pilots training at Fort McLeod, Alberta prior to going overseas. In 1942 he was asked to join the Special Duties Squadron 138 to do low level flying in a Halifax aircraft on moonlit nights over occupied Europe, delivering spies, canisters of food, medicine and arms to the Resistance Fighters. On August 12, 1943, his plane with a crew of seven was shot down in Normandy, France. He and his dispatcher were uninjured and made contact with the Resistance Fighters. Eighty-five days later after being passed from safe house to safe house, walking over the Pyrenees and spending three weeks in a Spanish jail, he returned to Britain. That experience influenced the rest of his life. With a strong sense of gratitude for his survival, he came back home determined to make the most of his life. Following the war, he became a teacher, working for the Lakeshore Board and later for the Etobicoke Board, retiring after 22 years as a principal of an elementary school. Upon retirement, he pursued many interests. He was past master of the Anthony Sayer Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 640 G.R.C., past principal of Victoria Chapter Royal Arch Masons No. 205 G.R.C., 33rd degree mason of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasons, and a member of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He was past president and librarian for his air force group, the Royal Air Force Escaping Society. Belonging to a Speakers' Bureau, to raise funds for the Helpers (Resistance Fighters) of the R.A.F.E.S. he spoke at many schools and clubs across Ontario about his wartime experiences. Writing and editing a newsletter for the R.A.F.E.S. and for the masons was a challenging project for him. Gifted musically, he played the piano or organ for Riverdale Presbyterian Church and the degrees of the Scottish Rite. He enjoyed his many trailers and travelling across the country during summer vacation. He was past president of the Ontario Citation Trailer Club. He loved crossword puzzles, opera on a Saturday afternoon, playing his organ with his earphones on, and driving his big cars. He loved his country Canada and served it well. He loved the city of Toronto where he was born and lived most of his life. He loved his home, a refuge from life's troubles. Most of all he loved his family. We, your family will miss your smile, your laughter, your sharp wit, your eloquence of language, your cheerfulness and most of all your great love for each of us. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2005. Funeral Service in the Chapel Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. "Oh, I've slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings"

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
BRAY, Elizabeth " Betty"
Passed away, Sunday, July 24, 2005. Predeceased by her parents Olive (ERLY) and Howard BRAY; brothers Frank, Walter, William (Bill), and Edward. Retired employee of the Toronto-Dominion Bank. A Requiem Mass will take place at Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. West (416-532-2879), on Tuesday, August 2nd at 8: 00 p.m. Special thanks to Marlene and Jim NODWELL for their loving care of their longtime friend.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
JOHNSTON, Allister " Allie"
(M.P.P. Parry Sound, Lieutenant Colonel, Algonquin Regiment) On the morning of Sunday, August 21st, 2005, at the age of ninety six, Allister passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family. He left this life with the very same courage and strength of spirit with which he had always lived. Beloved husband of the late Margaret JOHNSTON, cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, respected comrade and faithful friend, Allister will be missed by all who knew him, new acquaintances and old. Allister is survived by his daughter Lynne and her children Katherine (Paul) and Robyn (Rob), Jack and his children Joanne (Stan) and Jill (Pete), and Peter and his son Allie J. Papa Allie will be greatly missed by his great-grandchildren Meaghan, Mallory and Matthew WHITEHEAD and Christopher and Amanda BRAY. Allister loved his home, his family and community. He founded W.A. Johnston Insurance in South River, a business that has been part of the northern community for over sixty years. During World War 2, Allister served his country as a Major in the Algonquin Regiment, joining his colleagues in Holland, Belgium and France. His family and many, many Friends will remember his smile, his charming and generous nature, his wisdom and his love of life. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (South of Eglinton) on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Visitation in South River on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Grace Anglican Church. Legion Service at 6 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Chalmers United Church, South River with interment to follow in South River Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. "They say old soldiers never die, they just fade away."

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-20 published
BEESLEY, Stephen Wesley
Suddenly, at home, on Friday, October 14, 2005, in his 55th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Bonnie (BRAY.) Dear dad of Kerri and Holli (Steven ROCHE.) Lovingly devoted "Poppie" to Ashley and Paige. He predeceased his mother Norma McCHESNEY and sisters, Karen URCHAK (Judith PRICE,) Noreen McDONOUGH (Brian,) Lorraine TOMCHISHEN (Gary.) He will be greatly missed by his large extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Doreen and Glenn BRAY (Lynda ALLEN.) Sadly missed by his Friends who are scattered near and far. Steve BEESLEY was a proud member of the 21st Mississippi Regiment, and counted all its members and spouses as close comrades in arms, and felt honoured by their fellowship. Friends my call at Bay Gardens Funeral Centre, 1010 Botanical Drive, Burlington, 905-527-0405, on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 2-3 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Followed by a reception at Bay Gardens reception room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.baygardens.ca

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
McALLISTER, John "Jack" Richard (March 6, 1923-July 25, 2005)
Founder of Ryerson Theatre SchoolJohn (Jack) Richard McALLISTER born March 6, 1923 to Alexander and Mary Olive McALLISTER, both deceased, passed away on July 25, 2005 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. Much gratitude to Dr. Sandra E. BLACK, her assistant Jennifer BRAY and staff at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre's neurology department for their care and loving kindness. Jack was predeceased by his brother Donald McALLISTER, life friend Dr. C. Donald COOK, Friends Major Charles and Margaret BRUBACHER and dog Hero. Survived by sisters Ruth GORDON, BettyLou LAMON, sister-in-law Agnes (DEED) McALLISTER, many nieces, nephews and loving Friends. After graduating from Victoria College, University of Toronto, Jack was hired as the head of the English department at York Memorial Collegiate Institute. In 1963 he was engaged as the head of the English department of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. During his initial years at Ryerson he conducted Ryerson music operettas. In 1971 he founded Ryerson Theatre School. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005. If you are interested in learning more of the celebration please e-mail soulstate@hotmail.com. In lieu of flowers, please make cheques payable to Ryerson University, indicate that the gift is for the Jack McAllister Memorial Award and mail to the attention of Louise YEARWOOD, Director of Development, Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 or call 416-979-5000 ext. 6524.

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BRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
RODGER, Donald
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2005 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Rheta May (HAIGHT) RODGER. Loving father of Joan BELFRY and her husband Don, Lynda EVANS and her husband Richard, Donna BURRIDGE and her husband Dan and Kathy BRAY and her husband Rick. Predeceased by his brother John RODGER. Cherished Papa to Megan LEPAGE and Jennifer FARIC, and great-grandfather to Annika FARIC. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Tuesday, October 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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