BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
BRANDON, Kathleen " Kay"
Kathleen (Kay) passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2005 two days after her 86th birthday. Dear wife of the late Al BRANDON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Tina BRANDON and David and Jane CRAMER. She leaves behind her grandchildren, David, Marnie, Richard, Melinda, Molly and Catherine, sister Jean BRENNAN and many nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Michael 's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday afternoon at 3: 00 o'clock.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
BRENNAN, Marvenna Traher
April 13, 2001
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be.
So He closed his arms around you
And whisphered "Come to Me".
You didn't deserve what
you went through,
So He gave you a rest
God's garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.
And when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain,
We could not wish you back,
To suffer that again.
Sadly missed, always loved, Charlotte, Bob and family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
YUNDT, Marie Elizabeth (née SCHMIDT)
Marie Elizabeth YUNDT, of Stratford, passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, April 24, 2005 in her 87 year. Born in North Easthope Township, she was a daughter of Henry and Lydia (SOEDER) SCHMIDT. She had been an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stratford, the Evangelical Lutheran Women, Zippy Zioners and had taught Sunday School for several years. Beloved wife of Guilford (Jim) YUNDT, whom she married at the church Parsonage on June 15, 1940. Dear mother of Wayne YUNDT and wife Dianne of Stratford and Jean GOMEZ and husband John of Ottawa. Dear grandmother of Jennifer REES and husband Rob of Stratford, Candice McARTHUR and husband Andrew of Stratford, Christina GOMEZ and fiancé Mark MacDONALD of Smiths Falls, Julia GOMEZ and friend Simon LEE of Ottawa, Andrew, Lindsay, Laura and Mark BRENNAN all of Stratford. Also surviving are great grandchildren Sebastian, Liam, Ciaran and Bronwyn REES and Meghan and Owen McARTHUR; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Hazel SCHMIDT, Tavistock, Frances SCHMIDT, Stratford, Alex BINKLE and wife Joyce, Stratford, Bob HEAZLIT, Clarkston, Michigan and Irene YUNDT of Stratford; several nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by one grand_son Eric GOMEZ; brothers Alf, Lorne, Harold, Peter and Bert SCHMIDT sisters Pearl BAUMBACH, Mabel LITT, Edna YUNDT, Edith SCHWANTZ, Erma BINKLE and Shirley HEAZLIT; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mae YUNDT, Florence YUNDT, Jean YUNDT, Adela RIEHL, Lorna SCHMIDT, Florence WILHELM, Edward BAUMBACH, Edgar LITT, Welland SCHWANTZ, Oliver WILHELM, Goldwin YUNDT, Bertram YUNDT, Eric YUNDT and Milton RIEHL. Relatives and Friends may call at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 2 p.m. Reverend Douglas REBLE will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Stratford Hospital Palliative Care Unit or Zion Lutheran Church through the funeral home. (519-271-5062)

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-04 published
JAECKEL, Lothar Karl-Heinz
Lothar Karl-Heinz JAECKEL peacefully at his residence on Monday, May 2, 2005, in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Valerie JAECKEL (née MARSH- RUDY) for 21 years. Loving father of Joe JAECKEL, Ann (Jeff) DAVIS. Loved stepfather of Bill (Ivy) RUDY, Bonnie (Dennis) DION and Rob (Leanna) RUDY. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Dear brother of Inga (Andy BRENNAN) CORMIER, Siegrid (Angelo) VELLA and brother-in-law of Al (Bonnie) MARSH, Cindy (Ray) DION. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Friday, May 6th, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-01 published
BRENNAN, Elizabeth Charlotte
At Longworth Long Term Care on Thursday, June 30, 2005 Elizabeth Charlotte, beloved wife of the late Robert BRENNAN, in her 85th year, previously of Chatham. Loving mother, who gave up her professional nursing career to devote her life to her family, of David BRENNAN and his wife Shirley of Markham, Paul BRENNAN and his wife Phyllis of Agincourt, Kathy REID and her husband Wayne of London and Karen STAPELLS and her husband Doug of London. Cherished grandmother of Leanne, Christine, Michael, Laurie, Heather, Jordan and Brennan. Dear sister of Morris L'HEUREUX and his wife Thelma of Sarnia. Predeceased by her sister Mary Louise BROKENSHIRE and her husband Glen and recently her brother Bill L'HEUREUX and his wife Viola. Aunt Betty will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and remembered for her nursing care to many. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Justin's Church, 855 Jalna Blvd., on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham on Tuesday afternoon, July 5th at 1 o'clock. Prayers Friday evening at 8: 30 o'clock. Donations to Arthritis Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
BRENNAN, Gerry
In loving memory of Gerry BRENNAN who passed away July 18, 2002.
This day is remembered,
And quietly kept
No words are needed,
We never forget
Remembered by Marion and Family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
BRENNAN, Gerry
In loving memory of our dear dad, Gerry, who passed away July We miss you Dad,
More than words can say
So much has happened
yet in your own way
You've been by our sides
And in our hearts
Almost like we've never parted.
We treasure the laughter
And love we've shared
Our tears are joy
In knowing how much you cared.
We get through each day
Knowing what is to come
When God calls upon us
You'll be there to welcome us home.
Forever loved and missed, Brian and Nicole.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-03 published
L'HEUREUX, Morris " Moe" Wilfred
Peacefully at Sumac Lodge, Sarnia, on August 30, 2005, Morris "Moe" Wilfred L'HEUREUX age 88, of Sarnia. Cherished husband of 66 years to Thelma (HICKS) L'HEUREUX. Beloved father to Michael and his wife JoAnne L'HEUREUX of Athens, Ohio, Robert and his wife Mary Ellen of Sarnia, John and his wife Ann of Sarnia and Maurice and his wife Donalda of Bright's Grove. Much loved grandfather of Anne (Todd) BEAN, Bill (Jennifer) L'HEUREUX, David (Lyndi) and Catherine (Bryan) L'HEUREUX of Athens, Ohio, Tim (Karen) L'HEUREUX, Rebecca (Doug) TOMBACK of Sarnia and Bradley (Danette) L'HEUREUX of London, Monica (Barry) BROWN, Mississauga and Chris (Winona) L'HEUREUX of Toronto, and Gennine and Alexandra L'HEUREUX of Bright's Grove. Proud great-grandfather of five and treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Irene (MORRIS) L'HEUREUX, brother Willard "Bill" L'HEUREUX (2005) and sisters Betty BRENNAN (2005) and Mary Lou BROKENSHIRE (1991.) Morris was born on January 10, 1917 in Port Arthur, Ontario. He proudly served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He played Senior "A" Hockey with Point Edward and Sarnia. Morris was the Sarnia Sales Manager for Labatts Breweries, Ltd.; retiring after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a long time member of the Sarnia Yacht Club where he became an honourary member of the "Over the Hill Gang", where he enjoyed shooting the breeze and socializing on his boat, "Hav'a Blue". Visitation will be held at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 6th where prayers will be offered at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 7th, at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Point Edward, N7V 1A6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Morris L'HEUREUX in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-21 published
STAN, John
Peacefully, on Sunday, September 18th, 2005, Mr. John STAN of London in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Mrs. Hazel F. (MILNE) STAN. Loving father of Robert STAN, and Penney BRENNAN and her husband Wayne. Loved grandfather of Ryan, Holly, Alayna, Erin, Jason, Emily and Connor and great-grandfather of Julion, Seth and Mykayla. Sadly missed by brothers Edward and his wife Sylvia, Alex and his wife Joan, Victor and his wife Shirley, and by his sister Anne DORMAN and sister-in-law Margaret STAN. Predeceased by brothers Charles, Henry, Bill and Dan and sisters Marie and Eleanor. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where a funeral service will be conducted on Friday, September 23rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with inurnment at Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-04 published
SACHS, Nancy Diane (née KELLY)
At London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus on October 2, 2005. Nancy Diane SACHS of Lyons in her 54th year. Beloved wife of Larrie SACHS and loving mother of Heather and Curtis SACHS of London and Pamela, Laura and Lisa SACHS of Lyons. Dear daughter of Lillian BUHROW of Lyons and the late Francis KELLY. Sister to Cheryl BRENNAN and husband Bud of Mississauga, Glenn KELLY and wife Lorraine of Lucan and Brenda KELLY of Lyons. She will be sadly missed by a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Born in Walkerton, Ontario on October 4, 1951 Nancy was a former employee of the Matthews Group in London. She was Past President of the South Dorchester Optimist Club and Past Lt. Governor for the District, Past President of the Aylmer Girls Basketball Assoc., Past President of the Belmont Figure Skating Committee, a former coach of Aylmer Ladies Slo-pitch and a former trustee of the Elgin County Board of Education. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9 p.m., Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held on October 06, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church, 194 South Street West, Aylmer with Reverend Janet ANSTEAD of the Mapleton Church of Christ officiating. Interment Necropolis Cemetery. Donations to the S. Dorchester Optimist Club or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
KILBOURN, Russell B.
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, October 9, 2005 Russell B. KILBOURN of Mossley in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Marion "Boots" (née DAVIS.) Loving father of Diann HOPF (husband Jake) of Putnam, Bill (wife Bonnie) of Dorchester, Linda BRENNAN (husband John) of Niagara Falls, New York and Mark (wife Sherry) of Ingersoll. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by his brothers and their families. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2001 Dundas Street, London. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-27 published
BIDDELL, James Widdrington
Passed away surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at University Hospital, London, Ontario at the age of 78. Cherished husband for 47 years to Jane (née BRENNAN.) He was a loving father to his children Cynthia JOHNSTONE (David,) Geoffrey, and Kate (Ken REMPEL.) Proud Grampie of Ella, Michelle and Katie JOHNSTONE, Andrew and Bridgette BIDDELL, and Jessica REMPEL. Survived by his brother Paul (Sheelagh) of London, England. Predeceased by his brother Dick of London, England and by his parents Norman and Mary Nona (née BRYNE) of Folkstone, England. Jim was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 3, 1927. In 1940, as a school boy he came to Canada alone as a war child via England to become a boarder at Toronto's Upper Canada College. Upon graduation from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, Jim secured a position with the Aluminum Company of Canada in Montreal. He served as a Major in the Black Watch during this time. Jim then embarked on a highly successful 36 year career in the investment industry as a Registered Representative, Branch Manager and Executive. His many community interests included volunteer activities with the United Way and as past Chairman of the Red Cross London Capital Campaign. His many passions and interests included being an active golf and tennis member of the London Hunt and Country Club, the London Squash Club (past president), skiing and having a green thumb in his beautiful garden. Friends may call on Friday, October 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday October 29 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Church of Saint John the Divine, 21557 Richmond Street, Arva. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation, University Hospital Stroke Unit, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 would be appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
SIMONS, Herbert " Herb" Angus
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Herbert (Herb) Angus SIMONS in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Kay SIMONS (McILMURRAY.) Loving and proud father of Colin (Andrea GODDARD) and Brian (Andrea WALKER.) He will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Kathleen McILMURRAY, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Pauline and John SHORE, Ellen and John BRENNAN, Kevin and Ronna McILMURRAY. Loving uncle of Penney, Ian, Megan, Scott, Stephanie, Doug, Patrick, Sean, Lindsay and Shanna and great-uncle of Mikayla, Liam and Hunter. Dear friend of Heather GODDARD. Herb served with the Canadian Armed Forces and as a U.N. Peacekeeper for 26 years with the R.C.R. stationed in London, Germany, Cyprus and Halifax. Herb's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit, L.H.S.C. for their professionalism and warm care. Herb's wonderful sense of humour and beautiful smile will be sadly missed. He loved life. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
TONER, Kevin
Peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, October 27th, 2005, Kevin TONER of London in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Muriel TONER. Loving father of Daniel TONER (Lorna) of Brampton, Mark TONER (Nancy) of London, Michael TONER of Melbourne, Kevin TONER of London, Brian TONER (Debbie) of Shakespeare, and Jennifer BRENNAN of London. Survived by sixteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his sister Marie TEAR of Bangor, Maine. Pre-deceased by his daughters Deborah ELLIS, Sheila TONER, son Thomas TONER, and a brother and sister in Ireland. Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street (Between King and York) on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday from 9: 00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel. Private Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-29 published
SPEARMAN, Grace Marion (née ROWE)
"Amazing Grace" Peacefully with her family at her side at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Friday October 28 2005. Grace Marion (ROWE) SPEARMAN of Sarnia in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Fred and Violet ROWE, wife of the late Alton (1987,) precious and loved mother of Susan and Dan WARD, Stephen SPEARMAN, Michael and Janine SPEARMAN, Scott and Jackie SPEARMAN, Shelley KELLAR and Morgan DAVISON, David and Angie SPEARMAN, Sandy and Len HIGGINS. Proud grandmother of Jean and Andrew BARBER, Kevin and Shawn SPEARMAN, Daniel KELLER, Jeffrey and Eric SPEARMAN. Special sister and aunt to Joyce BURDETT and her family. Devoted friend of Bernie KELLER, Kathy and Richard BRENNAN, Freda COOK, Patty WILLIAMS, Sue DAVID, Ann LITTLE, Judy FISHER and Sheila McLEOD. Grace was an Air Force Veteran who served in England during World War 2. Grace will always be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness to others. Our treasured and loving memories will last forever. Cremation has taken place. At Grace's request there will be a private family graveside interment of ashes at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Sarnia. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net. Cherished always in our memories and forever in our hearts. May your light shine on.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-11 published
FOURNIE, Georgina (née CORRIVEAU)
Lived a glorious life. From her early days growing up in St. Joseph's, Ontario, to her 60 years in London, Ontario, she lived life to its fullest. Born May 11th, 1930, she peacefully passed after a very rapid bout with cancer on November 10th, 2005. Although sadly missed, we are grateful for the fact that she raised four wonderful children. She is predeceased by our dad Morley, her true love, who passed away on April 14th, 1987 and her parents Ed and Bertha CORRIVEAU. She is survived by sisters Yvonne JEFFERY (and husband Pete, who was like a brother) of St. Joseph and Marie WILD of Exeter. Georgina has four children and lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rob FOURNIE and his children James FOURNIE of Montreal and Chelsey FOURNIE; Joe FOURNIE (Nancy) and their children: Meghan FOURNIE, Mike KIRKPATRICK (Rose) of Kitchener, Melody PLISHKA (Art) and their children Alex and Nick of Winnipeg, Miranda HODGSON (Tom) and their children Eric and Emma of Winnipeg, Brad FOURNIE (Amy) and their children Haley and Alyssa; Geoff FOURNIE (Tracy BRENNAN) and their children Sydney and Patrick; Darlene McKENNEY (Rick) and their children Cody and Tyler. Georgina always took great delight in having her family around her. Mom always laughed to the point of tears when we'd get together. "I have four crazy kids" she always said and marvelled at the next generation coming up. Throughout this tough period, her family was at her side as she was for us throughout our lives. She was and will continue to be an inspiration and model for all of us. Thank you Mom, we love you! To her many Friends who shared her life through the Catholic church, playing cards, dancing, travelling and of course the Legion (Victory Branch), we thank you. Although a short stay at University Hospital, we appreciate the support from the nursing team. Also a special thanks to the two outstanding professionals: Dr. Matt FELTHAM who showed compassion in our family's time of need and to Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ of the Palliative Care Pain Team who ensured mom's comfort. We would like to also express our appreciation for the thoughtfulness of Father Leslie and her childhood friend Sister Bernadette. Your prayers meant the world to her. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers to be held at 3 p.m. and a Legion service to be held at 7 p.m. under the auspices of the Victory branch. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (1 Fallons Lane) on Monday, November 14th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Georgina to Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
LENGYEL, Alexander " Sandor"
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 Alexander "Sandor" LENGYEL of Mt. Brydges in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his wife Margarete (2003). Dear brother-in-law of Gerhard SCHINDLER. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Nina SCHINDLER and Marilyn KELLY. Also missed by nieces and nephews Rose (Brian) BRENNAN and Paul SCHINDLER and great nieces and nephew Samantha and Kristen and Brandon. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges, on Tuesday, December 6th, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. where the funeral service and committal will be held at 7 p.m. with Reverend Don KEENLISIDE officiating.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-11 published
BRENNAN, Nancy Louise
Peacefully, after a brief illness, at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus, on Friday December 9, 2005. Nancy Louise BRENNAN, of Wheatley, formerly of London, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Ray POST. Loving mother of Cindy (Randy) LAROSE, Johnny BRENNAN, Ricky and Randy (Stephanie) McGONEGAL, and step-mother of Heather (Len) STRUYK, Ronnie (Karen) POST and Cherilyn (Kurt) WACHHAUS, and grandmother of Brandon, Stephanie, Angela, Marissa, Tyler and Cierra Marie. Dear sister of Brenda, Marlene, Rick and Larry. Predeceased by brother Jimmy and sisters Betty Lou and Judy. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton), on Monday December 12, 2005, from 12-1 p.m. Funeral Service will follow in the Evans Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation and interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca Evans Funeral Home, (519) 451-9350. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Nancy.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-02 published
WARREN, Paul Sidney
Passed away suddenly on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. A member of the Guinea Pig Burn Victims Club, East Grinstead, England and retired Air Traffic Controller. Predeceased by wife Paddy (née BRENNAN). Loving father of Paddy WARREN, Lynda May MORAN and Angela SIM and her husband Gary. Devoted grandfather of nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by his brother Joseph. Survived by his brother Raymond. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. A reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-26 published
BRENNAN, Joseph Leonard William " Len"
Passed away peacefully on February 25, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital, in his 80th year. Survived by his son Michael (Calgary), daughter Kathryn CORY (Shelburne) and Kelly ADAM/ADAMS (Toronto,) and grandchildren Heather and Ryland. Len will also be sadly missed by his longtime special friend Geri McKELLER. A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Thursday, March 3rd at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation, Cognitive Neurology Research Fund, 2075 Bayview Avenue, North York, Ontario M4N 3M5, would be appreciated by the family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-06 published
L'HEUREUX, Joseph Willard, B.A., M.A., LLD
Peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on April 2, 2005, age 87. Professor and Dean of Physical Education at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, for many years, Bill was a respected and beloved scholar, teacher, coach, sportsman and gentleman. Educated at Assumption College (B.A. Classics, 1937), Ontario College of Education at the University of Toronto (1939) and the University of Michigan (M.A., 1953), he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1967 for his contributions to physical education, fitness and amateur sport. Bill was the author of numerous articles on sport and physical education as well as the book Hockey for Boys (1962) and an internationally acclaimed hockey instructional film used by, among others, the Soviets in the 1950s. He wrote, with the Rev. David Bauer and Max Bell, a definitive Report on Amateur Hockey for the federal government in 1960, outlining challenges for Canada's national game related to education and professionalism. An accomplished athlete, he played defence for Windsor Bulldogs, Chatham Maroons, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, Maxville and Renfrew Millionaires while pursuing his education and starting his teaching career in high schools. He joined the University of Western Ontario as lecturer and football coach in 1950. Generations of students developed their professional philosophies in his course on ethics in sport, and more generally from the self-contained, modest model he provided. He was active in London as a member of the Roman Catholic School board, and he promoted high school athletics as secretary of W.O.S.S.A. and in countless other ways. He was the first Chairman of the federal government's Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport in 1963. He is a member of the Sports Halls of Fame at both University of Western Ontario and University of Windsor. Bill was born in Port Arthur, Ontario, on February 28, 1918, the second child of Wilfrid L'HEUREUX, a banker who had played rover on three Allan Cup-winning Port Arthur hockey teams, and Irene MORRIS, the undisputed source of his tolerance and good humour. Bill's learning was influenced by the Jesuits in his youth and the Basilian Fathers at university. He loved his wife and family, his God, Winston Churchill, poetry, fishing with John P Metras, Beyond the Fringe, Chariots of Fire, and vegetable gardening. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Viola (1997,) his sister Mary Lou (1992,) and daughter Mary Kay AJERSCH (1982.) Survived by his daughter Susan CHAMBERS and her husband Jack of Toronto, son-in-law Frank AJERSCH and his wife Brede MERIGAN of Montreal, and his son Willard and wife Janet of Toronto eight grandchildren, Christopher, Alison and Jennifer CHAMBERS Mark and Susan AJERSCH; Will, Josie and Robert L'HEUREUX, and three great' grand_sons, Luc, Ty and Leo CHAMBERS. Also survived by his brother, Morris L'HEUREUX and wife Thelma of Sarnia, his sister Elizabeth BRENNAN of London, and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the caring staff at Belmont House, Toronto, and Rose CADIOGAN, for making his last years so pleasant, and to Larry CHIRCOSKI, a dear friend for many years. The funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 9, 2005 in London at St. Michael's Church, Cheapside and Maitland Streets, at 10: 30 a.m. with a reception to follow at Spencer Conference Centre, Windermere Road. Visitation will be Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at John T. Donohue funeral home, 362 Waterloo Street, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to the W.J. L Heureux Award at the ' University of Western Ontario, Room 16, Alumni Hall, London, Ontario, N6A 5B9, will be gratefully received.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
WALSH, Joseph Francis " Frank or Bing"
Peacefully with his family praying at his side at Lisaard Home, a palliative care home in Cambridge. Born in Hamilton, Frank was given the gift of life on March 7, 1917, and of eternal life on April 25, 2005. Loving husband of Merle for 51 years. Beloved father of Murray (Karen), of Brampton, and Gary (Cathy) of Ayr. Proud grandfather, of Samantha, Amelia and Cory. Survived by his brother, Bob (Adele) of Grimsby, sister Mary HUNTER, Guelph and brother, Leo (Joan) of Waubausheen. Predeceased by siblings, Norah BRENNAN, Jim and Larry. Frank joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and retired from military service in 1969. For the next 13 years he worked for a computer technology firm, in Ottawa. In retirement they lived in St. Catharines and Waterloo. His passion was his family and his faith. His hobbies were gardening and genealogy. Funeral mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Waterloo on April 28. A donation to the Lisaard Home, 990 Speedsville Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 4R6, would be appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-13 published
I Remember -- Red HORNER
By Bill DENNIS, Friday, May 13, 2005, Page S9
Bill DENNIS of Oakville, Ontario, writes about Red HORNER, whose obituary appeared on April 29.
When I was an impressionable young altar boy at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on St. Clair Avenue West and Clifton Road in Toronto in the 1940's, an act of kindness occurred that tempered some of the "rough-tough" descriptions of Red HORNER.
At the time, the curate was Reverend John BRENNAN, a man with connections at the Granite Club down the road on St. Clair. In those days, the Granite Club was a place of almost unattainable grandeur for a teen-aged lad, so when about 30 teen-aged altar boys were informed by Mr. BRENNAN that we were to be dinner guests of Red HORNER, you can imagine our collective excitement. Mr. HORNER, who was a parishioner, played host in a private dining room at the club and I have never forgotten the thrill.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Christine Mary (BRIDGETT)
Peacefully in hospital, Perth on Tuesday May 31st 2005, Christine M. (BRIDGETT) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in her 80th year. Beloved wife of 56 years to Robert L. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, cherished mother and grandmother of E. Jane (Fred BRENNAN) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON; Peter L. (Carol) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and their children Jonathan, Benjamin and Stephanie; and John C. (Ellen) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and their children Spencer and Candace. Christine will be sadly missed by her sister Nancy HAWKINS, her sisters-in-law Frances BRIDGETT and Ruth GRAVES and their families, her godchildren Robert HAWKINS and Susan WICKWARE and many good Friends. She was predeceased by her brother William B. BRIDGETT. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, Thursday June 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. James Anglican Church, Friday at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Parish hall. Private interment will be held in Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, the family would appreciate contributions to the Foundation of the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth or a charity of your choice to benefit the environment.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@blairandson.com

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-11 published
SHONIKER, Rita Ann (née WINTERMEYER)
L.H.S. passed away peacefully with her children, sisters, nephews and grandchildren at her side, on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, in her 86th year, after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Edward James SHONIKER, parents Alfred and Caroline WINTERMEYER and her brother the Honourable John J. WINTERMEYER. " Mom" will be forever in the hearts of her children Jim (Barbara), Linda (Ellen), Peter (Renée) and Paul (Julia). "Nana" will be greatly missed by her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She leaves her loving and devoted sisters Mary (the late Malachi Edward QUIGLEY,) Lucy (the late Thomas Henry QUIGLEY,) Elizabeth (Betty) (the late William Shaughnessy BRENNAN), Therese (Dr. James WILEY) and thirty-one nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. The family would like to express its most heartfelt gratitude to John KING (Executive Vice-President St. Michael's Hospital,) Doctors Rashida HAQ, Victor HOFFSTEIN, Dory ABOSH, Lloyd CARLSEN, Jerry ZOWNIR, John MAROTTA, Ted QUIGLEY, James CHOI, and the palliative care nurses who have cared for mother throughout her battle with cancer. Friends and family were invited to pay their respects at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley), on Sunday, July 10, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. A Roman Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (78 Clifton Road -- one block west of Mount Pleasant Road on the north side of St. Clair Avenue East,) on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 2 p.m., where the SHONIKER family have been parishioners for over fifty years. Interment will follow thereafter at Mount Hope Cemetery -- 305 Erskine Avenue (east from Mount Pleasant, one light north of Broadway Avenue). Flowers gratefully declined. The family's most sincere wish is for donations to be made in Rita's memory to "2 Queen Oncology Unit" at St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-19 published
BRENNAN, Reverend John G.
(Former Pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, Schomberg, Saint Mary's Mission, Saint Mark's Parish, Etobicoke and long time resident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Toronto)
Peacefully at Toronto on Monday, October 17, 2005 in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his parents Michael S. BRENNAN and Elsie FORBES. Dear brother of Mrs. Agnes CAROTHERS of Redmond, Washington and the late James and Stephen. Father BRENNAN will be lovingly remembered by all of his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (South of Wellesley) on Wednesday. October 19, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (St. Clair Avenue East at Clifton Road, Toronto). Bible Vigil on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Queen of Clergy Cemetery, 2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
LAWRIE, Hazel Jean Dove (1915-2005)
Hazel Jean Dove LAWRIE, George and Mary Odell's youngest of four, passed in her sleep on Friday morning, October 21st, in her ninetyfirst year. Her leaving was as her life, peaceful and gracious. Hazel was born in Toronto where in 1938 she married her high school sweetheart from Runnymede Collegiate, Jim LAWRIE. It was just before the outbreak of World War 2, and a year later, soon after having their first son, Jim Jr.; Hazel was alone while her husband defended Canada as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic. Those were lonely years, living with her parents on Baby Point Crescent, raising a child and working at Loblaws. With Jim Sr.'s return following the war, the family grew adding sons, Robert and Michael, and moved to their first real home on Prince Edward Drive. Nearly a decade followed in Islington Heights, where Hazel made a loving home, even while returning to her desk at Loblaws. Ever the dedicated wife, Hazel moved to Spragge, in Northern Ontario, in 1958, when Jim Sr. began his transport business. For the uptown girl, the move was challenging, leaving behind her many Friends; brothers, George and Jack; and beloved sister, Marjorie; and their growing families. But Spragge was a short, two-year stay, and the family soon moved to Mississauga, to a new life and residence - with summers on Lake Joseph and winters in Naples, Florida. After Jim passed in 1987, Hazel continued living on her own, eventually moving to Cambridge where she lived independently but relying on the continuing support of Michael and Louise and their dedicated children. Throughout her life Hazel personified gentleness. She was the rock supporting all of her family with unconditional love, and an occasional bit of spot-on guidance. To the very end she was beautiful and dignified, always inspiring her family, always calm. The last five years were especially happy as Hazel continued to draw family and welcome Friends to her gracious hospitality in her home in Cambridge and to Hawk Ridge, the family cottage on Lake Joseph. Always foremost to her family, she became the Matriarch, radiating love, wisdom, and her particular brand of good humour - one line zingers - never at anyone's expense, but always very funny. Hazel's family cherished her, and already miss her: Jim, his wife, Emily; and his three daughters, Heather, Michelle and Jennifer; and their mother, Sondra LAWRIE; Robert, and his partner, Judy MAUS; and his daughters, Katherine, and partner, Paul MALCOLM; Robyn RUTLEDGE, and husband, Rob; and Katherine and Robyn's mom, Lynne LAWRIE and Dr. Michael, and his wife, Louise; and their three children, Jamie, Jillian and Cameron. Jillian became especially close to Hazel during the last many months when she took over the joyful yet challenging role of being her Nana's primary caregiver. Others whom Hazel smiles down on include her nephews George, John, and Bill ODELL; Donald, Doug and David BLENKARN; nephew David LAKE nieces Mary BLENKARN, Jacquie JONES, and Andrea BRENNAN (ODELL) niece Susan PINCO (Doug) and their daughters Jacquie and Melissa cousins Ruth ODELL and Theresa ODELL; Judy's children, John and Trina; Emily's children, Brenda, Mark and Alan; and all the spouses, partners and families of these centering spirits. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday evening from 6: 00 to 8:30 p.m. at Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street (Hwy 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way). Hazel's Memorial Service, a celebration of her life, will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, again at Turner and Porter. Following the service, the family invites all to join them at the Mississauga Club, 1725 Mississauga Road (north of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 4: 00 to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Hazel's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-27 published
BIDDELL, James Widdrington
Passed away surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at University Hospital, London, Ontario at the age of 78. Cherished husband for 47 years to Jane (née BRENNAN.) He was a loving father to his children Cynthia JOHNSTONE (David,) Geoffrey, and Kate (Ken REMPEL.) Proud Grampie of Ella, Michelle and Katie JOHNSTONE, Andrew and Bridgette BIDDELL, and Jessica REMPEL. Survived by his brother Paul (Sheelagh) of London, England. Predeceased by his brother Dick of London, England and by his parents Norman and Mary Nona (née BRYNE) of Folkstone, England. Jim was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 3, 1927. In 1940, as a school boy he came to Canada alone as a war child via England to become a boarder at Toronto's Upper Canada College. Upon graduation from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, Jim secured a position with the Aluminum Company of Canada in Montreal. He served as a Major in the Black Watch during this time. Jim then embarked on a highly successful 36 year career in the investment industry as a Registered Representative, Branch Manager and Executive. His many community interests included volunteer activities with the United Way and as past Chairman of the Red Cross London Capital Campaign. His many passions and interests included being an active golf and tennis member of the London Hunt and Country Club, the London Squash Club (past president), skiing and having a green thumb in his beautiful garden. Friends may call on Friday, October 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday October 29 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Church of Saint John the Divine, 21557 Richmond Street, Arva. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation, University Hospital Stroke Unit, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 would be appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
BAIN, Robert
Peacefully on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 76. Robert, beloved father of Michael BAIN and his wife Christie ANDERSON, Mary and her husband Victor LYTTLE, and Murray BAIN. Loved grandfather of Trent LYTTLE, Sam LYTTLE, Victoria LYTTLE, Madison BAIN and Mathew BAIN. Dear brother of Ruth and her husband Ivan HOMER, Maureen and her husband William SMYTH, Wesley BAIN and his wife Sandy, Naomi and her husband Edward BRENNAN, and the late Mary BAIN. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) on Wednesday, January 5th from 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Memorial donations to the Durham Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
SHAW, Victor Stanley (June 2, 1924 - January 5, 2005)
We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our wonderful father, Victor, in his 81st year, at the Mississauga Trillium Health Centre. Vic gallantly represented Canada and served in the Canadian Tank Corps during the World War 2 conflict from 1942-1946. Victor spent 38 productive and rewarding years employed as an engineer by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Vic is predeceased by his wife Dorothy (NEWMAN,) parents Stanley and Alice (BRENNAN) and sister Ruth PARTRIDGE. Victor will be affectionately remembered and genuinely missed by his sons Gary and his wife Kathy, Jeff, and Steven and his wife Cheryl. "Grandpa Vic" will be fondly remembered and sincerely missed by his grandchildren Cale, Carissa, Peter, Brent, Whitney-Elyse, Taryn, Kaitlyn, Lindsay and Ryan. Victor will be truly missed by his brother Wesley and sister Marie HAMMOND and his nephews and nieces. At Victor's request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of this, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Wignall Funeral Home, 62 Long Branch Ave. Victor will be reunited and buried beside Dorothy at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Tara, Ontario.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
BRENNAN, Lillian Florence (GATELY)
At Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Thursday, January 13th, 2005. Lillian (GATELY,) in her 78th year, beloved wife of the late Joseph BRENNAN. Loving mother of Michael and Patti, Larry and Gail, Jim and the late Karen, and Tom and Diane. Sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren Michael and his wife Michelle, Kimberly and her husband Franco (BARTUCCI,) Steven and Kelly, Robert and his wife Kim, Jeffery, Laura, and Jill, and 4 great-grand_sons Joey, Anthony, Nicholas and Liam. Respecting Lillian's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Friday, January 21st, 2005 from 10: 30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 11: 30 a.m. Donations in Lillian's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
WARREN, Paul Sidney
Passed away suddenly, on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. A member of the Guinea Pig Burn Victims Club, East Grinstead, England and retired Air Traffic Controller. Predeceased by his wife Paddy (née BRENNAN). Loving father of Paddy WARREN, Lynda May MORAN and Angela SIM and her husband Gary. Devoted grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by his brother Joseph, survived by his brother Raymond. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. A reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
MESSER, Gladys
On Sunday, February 6, 2005 at Highbourne Life Care Centre in Toronto. Gladys, beloved wife of the late Robert Fordyce MESSER. Loving mother of Melody IRVING (Richard IRVING), Marlene CROWHURST and Margaret MESSER (Robert JEFFREY.) Cherished grandmother of Kevin, Courtney, Lisa, Brent, Jake and Lex. Dear sister of the late Frank BRENNAN, the late Margaret LONGWORTH, Vera AINSWORTH and Fred BRENNAN. Friends may call at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue (east of Avenue Road) on Wednesday, February 9 from 12 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
Slayer of ex-girlfriend found dead
Apparent suicide in Quebec hotel
Free on $1,500 bail when couple shot
By Betsy POWELL and Richard BRENNAN, Staff Reporters
The ex-boyfriend of a woman he stalked, terrorized and last Friday night shot to death appears to have killed himself in a Quebec hotel room.
John KOVACS, 52, was free on bail -- on charges of criminal harassment and threatening death -- when he ambushed Szilvia VERES, 35, and wounded her husband Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, in an underground apartment parking garage in North York.
The scenario is all too common -- and yet avoidable, says Pamela CROSS, who expressed frustration about the process that's supposed to keep stalkers away from their victims.
"This woman had moved on and was seeking the protection of the criminal system and she failed to get it," said CROSS, legal director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children.
The minister responsible for women's issues in the Ontario government pointed to a pilot program aimed at making better assessments of risk in such cases. But critics say there's no reason to delay bringing in tougher bail rules for men charged with stalking and harassment.
Court documents show KOVACS was released on $1,500 bail after appearing in a Finch Ave. W. courtroom last November. Police had charged him with three counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering a death threat stemming from three incidents last year.
Police believe KOVACS had a short-term relationship with VERES. They broke up last March and VERES married KEMENCZY in November.
The court records indicate the couple complained after he watched a house near Steeles Ave. and Bathurst St. last August 29. On another occasion, KOVACS followed VERES "from place to place" and on October 23, he threatened to kill KEMENCZY.
It's unclear when he was first charged, but he was released on bail on condition he stay more than 200 metres from any place where VERES or KEMENCZY "live, work, attend school or happen to be as known to you." He was also ordered not to use or possess a cellphone. There was no condition to seek counselling.
His surety, according to court documents, was Nicolaus SZILY, believed to be an old friend of KOVACS, who worked as a machinist for an aircraft company. KOVACS was supposed to be living at SZILY's home in the city's west end.
SZILY could not be reached for comment last night.
Between his arrest and last Friday's shooting, KOVACS made several court appearances. His next court date was tomorrow.
The tragic turn of events underscores the ineffectiveness of bail conditions and the need for courts to take a long hard look at an alleged stalker's capacity for violence, said CROSS.
"I really don't understand what it's going to take to get the criminal system to understand that these are men who by nature of the charge of criminal harassment are at extremely high risk of re-offending," she said yesterday.
"We have advocated for some years... that the bail system in Ontario be overhauled and there should be a requirement, not just that a risk assessment be completed by the police, but that that risk assessment be presented by the Crown in the bail hearings."
If the judge or justice of the peace doesn't follow the recommendation, he or she would have to provide reasons why not, she continued.
Social Services Minister Sandra PUPATELLO, responsible for women's issues, said government, agencies and police have to keep trying to protect women from men -- usually spouses or former lovers who want to hurt them.
PUPATELLO admitted that restraining orders and police charges will not stop a "crazy person from doing a crazy thing, but to the extent we can change that, we have to,"
In December, the Liberal government released a domestic violence action plan calling for a consistent police response to things like restraining orders and an assessment tool for police to determine risk of continued violence.
"In the past January, we started the pilot project in Ottawa and North Bay in both English and French for an assessment tool that actually determines the risk of flight, risk of violence," PUPATELLO said.
"My fear is that there are people who come in (to the system) and they are back out... (and the question is) should they be back out and we are not going to know the answer to that until we implement this kind of review."
New Democratic Party member of provincial parliament Marilyn CHURLEY (Toronto-Danforth) pointed to past inquests into the deaths of women killed by spouses and ex-lovers and asked how many more woman have to die before government follows through.
"The recommendations are there and they are just not being followed up on, and I was just stricken when I heard about this latest death," CHURLEY said.
"There are huge problems with underenforcement of restraining orders," she added.
After witnesses: reported KOVACS had fled the scene in his silver Honda, police issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Around 4 p.m. Monday, workers at a hotel in Rivière-du-Loup, about 200 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, discovered KOVACS dead of a single gunshot wound. He was identified through fingerprints.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, but police don't yet know if it was the one used to shoot the couple.
Toronto police have not been able to locate KOVACS' next of kin and they are asking the public for help. They believe he is originally from eastern Europe. Police also had difficulty tracking down VERES's relatives, but they have notified her mother, who lives in Hungary, homicide Detective Terry BROWNE said yesterday.
KEMENCZY is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. The investigation is continuing.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
BRENNAN, James Robert " Jim"
Passed away at Toronto East General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 15, 2005. Beloved husband of Margaret and father of Robert and Sharon. Will be missed by his brother Chuck, relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Friday, February 18 from 2-4 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
BRENNAN, Joseph Leonard William " Len"
Passed away peacefully, on February 25, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital, in his 80th year. Survived by his son Michael (Calgary), daughters Kathryn CORY (Shelburne,) and Kelly ADAM/ADAMS (Toronto,) and grandchildren Heather and Ryland. Len will also be sadly missed by his longtime special friend Geri McKELLER. A Funeral Service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Thursday, March 3 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation, Cognitive Neurology Research Fund, 2075 Bayview Avenue, North York, Ontario. M4N 3M5 would be appreciated by the family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
BRENNAN, Mary Cecilia
Peacefully, on March 28, 2005, in her 91st year. Born in Outremont, Quebec on March 30, 1914. Daughter of the late William Vincent BRENNAN and the late Helena Duclos BRENNAN. Beloved sister of Paul D.E. BRENNAN of Toronto, Lawrence A. BRENNAN of Los Angeles and the late William (Billie) BRENNAN. Dearly loved aunt of Marian, Bill (Leslie), Barbara (Terry McCONNELL), Bridget, Nancy, Kevin (Deborah,) Dan (Allison,) Peter (Patti) and Peggy (Jeff STRONG.) Sister-in-law of the late Madeline McCarthy BRENNAN (Paul) and the late Joan Curran BRENNAN (Larry.) Great-aunt to 17 great-nieces and great-nephews. Mary was a Civil Servant with Revenue Canada in Montreal until her retirement. She strongly believed in community service, and her contribution to both St. Monica's Parish and Saint Mary's Hospital in Montreal is an example of this. Visitation at Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Quebec (corner Isabella St.) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Monica's Church, 6405 de Terrebonne Street, Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Quebec on April 1, 2005 at 2 p.m. Burial in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pillars Trust Fund Inc., 2005 St-Marc Street, Montreal, ~ Quebec, H3H 9Z9 or the Alzheimer Society, 5165 Sherbrooke St. West, Office 410, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 1T6, would be appreciated. A very special thank you to the staff of the Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault, Ontario for their kindness and wonderful care. We'll miss you beloved Mary.

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

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-04 published
BRENNAN, Frank
Peacefully, with his family at his side, on Friday, April 1, 2005, at York Central Hospital, in his 74th year. Frank, beloved husband of Deirdre for 48 years. Loving and devoted father of Ronan and Shaun. Survived by his loving sisters Josephine DRINKWATER, Blan MOLLOY and Rita SLOUGH, brothers-in-law Tommy MOLLOY and Eugene O'ROURKE, and sisters-in-law Elsie BRENNAN and Tina SIMPSON. Frank will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and Friends both here and in Ireland and England. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd Parish (21 Simonston Blvd.), on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 12 o'clock. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Refuge.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
BRENNAN, Frank
Peacefully, with his family at his side, on Friday, April 1, 2005, at York Central Hospital, in his 74th year. Frank, beloved husband of Deirdre for 48 years. Loving and devoted father of Ronan and Shaun. Survived by his loving sisters Josephine DRINKWATER, Blan MOLLOY and Rita SLOUGH, brothers-in-law Tommy MOLLOY and Eugene O'ROURKE, and sisters-in-law Elsie BRENNAN and Tina SIMPSON. Frank will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and Friends both here and in Ireland and England. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd Parish (21 Simonston Blvd.), on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 12 o'clock. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Refuge.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
McGRATH, Jackie " Ida"
In Orillia on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Lovingly remembered by her children, Linda and Ed EWASKIW, May and Rick BRENNAN, Robbie and Michell McGRATH, and Carol McGRATH; her 7 grandchildren her 5 great-grandchildren; and Charles McGRATH. A Celebration of her Life on Sunday, May 22nd, 2 p.m., 9th Concession - 7011 Dieppe Road, Bewdley.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
BRENNAN, Michael Sean
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in his 45th year. Survived by his 3 children Siobhan, Meaghan, Braedon and his mother Bridget BRENNAN of Keswick. Loving brother of Carmelita (Jim) VALERIO, Patricia (Kevin) MAHON, Jim (Stella) BRENNAN, Siobhan (Rick) MARCINIAK, Dan (Mary) BRENNAN. Michael will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and Friends. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway South, Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 129 Metro Road North, Keswick on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
DUVALL, Allen Roy " Stanley"
(Owner and President of Super Market Courtesy Service for over 25 years) At his residence on Monday, May 23, 2005. Stanley DUVALL of Marmora, in his 68th year. son of the late Erlen and Irene DUVALL. Beloved husband of Irene DUVALL (BRENNAN.) Dear father of Irene and Guy of Havelock, Marianne and Boris of Thornhill, Karen of Oshawa, Danny of Marmora, Gordy and Mary Anne of Mississauga, Paul and Debbie of Madoc, Sharon and Bruce of Schomberg and Kim and Marty of Newmarket and his twin sons Marc and Murray of Richmond Hill. Brother of Gwen and Reg, Deborah and Douglas, and Richard all of Ottawa, Donald and Ann of Newmarket and Robert and Tracy of Barrie. Cherished grandfather of Danny, Erin, Vincent, Matthew, Nicole, Marsha, Jennifer, Justin, Michael and Leslie and great-grandfather of Julian. Resting at the Campbellford Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel, 65 Bridge St. E., Campbellford. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, May 27th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Reverend Chamberlain JONES officiating. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Campbellford Funeral Home, 705-653-1040).

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
DUVALL, Allen Roy " Stanley"
(Owner and President of Super Market Courtesy Service for over 25 years) Peacefully passed away after a lengthy illness at his residence on Monday, May 23, 2005. Stanley DUVALL of Marmora, in his 68th year. son of the late Erlen and Irene DUVALL. Beloved husband of Irene DUVALL (BRENNAN.) Dear father of Irene and Guy of Havelock, Marianne and Boris of Thornhill, Karen of Oshawa, Dan of Marmora, Gord and Mary Anne of Mississauga, Paul and Debbie of Madoc, Sharon and Bruce of Schomberg and Kim and Marty of Newmarket and his twin sons Marc and Murray of Richmond Hill. Brother of Gwen and Reg, Deborah and Douglas, and Richard all of Ottawa, Donald and Ann of Newmarket and Robert and Tracy of Barrie. Cherished grandfather of Danny, Erin, Vincent, Matthew, Nicole, Marsha, Jennifer, Justin, Michael and Leslie and great-grandfather of Julian. Resting at the Campbellford Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel, 65 Bridge St. E., Campbellford. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, May 27th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Reverend Chamberlain JONES officiating. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Campbellford Funeral Home, 705-653-1040).

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
SMYTH, Maureen (BAIN)
Born January 11, 1933 in Belfast, Ireland. Passed away Friday, June 17, 2005 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease, in her 72nd year. Loving wife to William (Bill) SMYTH for 37 years. Devoted mother to Christopher and Porntida (Patti) SMYTH. Loving sister to Ruth and Ivan HOMER, Wesley and Sandy BAIN, Naomi and Edward BRENNAN and the late Robert BAIN. A caring Aunt to all her nieces and nephews, as well as her great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Erindale Presbyterian Church in Mississauga on Saturday, June 25th at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
MacDONALD, Roland
Veteran World War 2, Retired from International Business Machines Corporation. Passed away peacefully, at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario, after a brief illness, on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Margaret of Green Briar, Alliston, Ontario. Loved father of Kim and Michael O'CONNELL of Don Mills, Ontario, Larry and Charlene MacDONALD of Edmonton, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Jake, Joshua, Kristen O'CONNELL, Julie and Erin BRENNAN. If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Alliston would be appreciated. Private cremation arrangements entrusted to W. John Thomas Funeral Home, Alliston, Ontario (705) 435-5101.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
HURST, Helen
Peacefully at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Thursday, July 7th, 2005. Survived by her loving daughter Heather and her husband Graham WRIGHT; grand_sons Daniel and Shane. Helen also leaves behind her best friend Bill BRENNAN and his children Susan, Deb (Joe) LEONE, Bill (Mary Jane), Darlene (Don) BEAUMONT. The family will receive Friends at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (416-267-8229) on Sunday, July 10th, 2005 from 2: 00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 until 9: 00 p.m. A Celebration of her life will be held in the chapel at Pine Hills on Monday, July 11th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
BRENNAN, Patrick Francis
Peacefully in Ajax, Ontario on Sunday, July 10, 2005, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Marg, loving father of Dan and his wife Maureen, Kelley (deceased), Marianne and her husband Dave, and Patricia and her husband Brian, devoted grandfather of Matthew, Carolyn, Adam, Stephanie and Gillian, survived by his brother Mike. At Pat's request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales Parish, 82 Church St. S., Ajax on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. A private interment will follow. Remembrance donations greatly appreciated to ShareLife Charities.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-03 published
GRAY/GREY, Mary Catherine " Kathleen" (née MURPHY)
Kathleen passed away at home in Oakville surrounded by her loving family on July 31, 2005. Beloved wife of Walt for 49 years, wonderful mother of Maureen and Catherine of Oakville, Susan and husband Peter of Ottawa, and Gramma to Carolyn, Brendan, Jessica and Matthew. Kathleen is predeceased by her sisters, Patricia BRENNAN and Margaret RITCHIE. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass in memory of Kathleen to be held at 11: 00 a.m. August 5, 2005 at St. Patrick's Church, 196 Kenwood Ave., Burlington. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. RHODES, Dr. MacPHERSON, and their office, the Victorian Order of Nurses staff, and Community Care Access Centre caregivers, all of whom helped Kathleen to complete her journey among the people and things that gave her joy in life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kathleen's part in our lives is much like her extraordinary quilts: a source of warmth, joy, comfort, beauty and so much love. We are so very blessed because of her.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-06 published
BRENNAN, Maurice J.
Peacefully, at Providence Healthcare Centre, on Monday, September 5, 2005, in his 89th year. Maurice, beloved husband of Alpha. Loving father of Martin (Mimi), Basil (Gale), and Allan (Gail). Grampa will be fondly remembered by Pamela, Noël, Marissa, Jennifer, Mark, Stephanie, and his great-grandchildren Joshua, Jacen and Olivia. Dear brother of Helen and the late Bernard, Zeta and James. Maurice, will be sadly missed by many family members and Friends. Maurice was a proud member Branch 345, Royal Canadian Legion and former employee of the Metropolitan Separate School Board, Plant Department. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. For time and place please call (416) 751-7890. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. In memory of Maurice, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
BRENNAN, Michael
Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga. Best friend and loving husband of Dianne. He will be sadly missed by son David and daughter Cathy (Ron). Youngest brother of Ernie and the late Guy and Bill. Dear brother-in-law of Jenny and Chester. Michael will be lovingly remembered by many dear family members and close Friends. The Brennan Family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Care staff that gave such wonderful care to Michael. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600) from 6-9 p.m. Friday evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place BRENNAN on the subject line.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
McMORROW, Marion Ethel (née BRENNAN)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at Centre Hospitalier de Lachine. Beloved and devoted wife for 54 years of John, loving mother of and will be sadly missed by her children Colleen (Brian BAKER,) Jim (Tina TASCHEREAU,) J.P. (Carole,) cherished grandmother ("gramsie") of and will be fondly remembered by Laura, Erin, Ryan, Sean, and Caitlin. Predeceased by her parents John and Ida BRENNAN and her brothers Reverend John, Frank, Les, and Gerald. The family extends a special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Centre Hospitalier de Lachine. Visitation will be held at Collins, Clarke, MacGillivray Funeral Home, 222 Highway 20, Pointe Claire, Quebec, 514-483-1870 on Friday, September 9, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Veronica's Church, 1300 Carson Avenue, Dorval on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Cotes des Neiges Cemetery to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Fondation Du Centre Hospitalier de Lachine, 650 16th Avenue, Lachine, Quebec H8S 3N5 or the charity of your choice.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
BRENNAN, Reverend John G.
(Former Pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, Schomberg, Saint Mary's Mission, Saint Mark's Parish, Etobicoke and long time resident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Toronto). Peacefully at Toronto on Monday, October 17, 2005, in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his parents Michael S. BRENNAN and Elsie FORBES. Dear brother of Mrs. Agnes CAROTHERS of Redmond, Washington and the late James and Stephen. Father BRENNAN will be lovingly remembered by all of his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (St. Clair Avenue East at Clifton Road, Toronto). Bible Vigil on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Queen of Clergy Cemetery, 2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-10 published
LINTON, Lisa Marie (née JOPSON)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 9, 2005 at the age of 45. With Lisa's unwavering faith and positive outlook, she bravely survived cancer with courage and grace for over 6 years. Beloved wife of Michael and loving mother to Thomas and Shawn. Lisa is the cherished daughter of Diane and Larry JOPSON, special sister and friend to Liana BRENNAN and Lance JOPSON, dear daughter-in-law to Pat and Dennis LINTON and sadly missed by all the Linton and Jopson families, and "Murphy". Lisa will be deeply missed by the "Ya-Ya" sisters, but her spirit will live on forever in their hearts. As the supportive hockey and soccer Mom, Lisa's cheers "way to go, babe!" could be heard everywhere. There was nothing she enjoyed more than being a devoted and loving Mom. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Lisa will be forever inspired by her unyielding spirit and quest to live the fullest life. Her smile, sense of humour and gentle kindness will be remembered by all the lives she touched. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service details to be confirmed, please call Funeral Home for more information. In lieu of flowers, the family will welcome donations in Lisa's name to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
Marco MUZZO was visionary in industry
Legendary developer enjoyed 50-year career
'His word was as good as his signature'
By Pat BRENNAN, Special To The Star, Page N2
It was 7 a.m. on a Saturday and the steady rain was into its third day.
Standing at the bottom of a deep excavation of what used to be Greenwood Race Track, Marco MUZZO was covered in mud. He was trying to find a way to get loaded dump trucks up the steep, dirt ramp that has become a river of mud.
He employed 3,500 people, was one of Canada's biggest land developers and richest citizens, but the man was fully in his element solving problems in the bottom of a mud hole.
MUZZO built many thousands of homes in southern Ontario, as well as thousands of acres of industrial and commercial buildings and it's unlikely there is a stick of lumber or a panel of drywall installed in any of those structures that didn't have its purchase order come across his desk.
And despite this kind of hands-on attention to the most ordinary of details, Marco MUZZO was considered one of this country's most visionary builders. He died earlier this week at his home after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73.
The mud hole at Greenwood Race Track at Queen St. E. and Woodbine Ave. became The Beach Neighbourhood, one of Toronto's most spectacular new home developments.
When MUZZO and Fred DEGASPARIS, a close friend and partner in many of his developments, launched the $200 million housing project in June 1997, it was the largest active urban renewal project in North America.
MUZZO owned a variety of companies in the development and building industry. Despite being one of the largest residential developers in the country, he was virtually unknown by consumers. Neither his name nor image appeared on any of the dozens of his companies he controlled.
"The buyers are the deciding factor and I think smart buyers mostly rely on two things -- location and the bottom line," MUZZO said in a Toronto Star interview in 2000.
Pemberton was his highrise condominium developer. It has erected dozens of large condo projects around the Greater Toronto Area since he launched the firm in the mid-'90s. The company was named after Pemberton Ave., where he erected his first highrise as the sole developer.
He once owned a large chunk of Camrost Developments, a prominent highrise developerheaded by David FELDMAN.
MUZZO operated all his firms from his office at Marel Contractors in Vaughan. Marel was the only company that hinted at his name.
Marel is one of Canada's largest drywall contractors and its name is a blending of Marco and Elio. Elio was his older brother who died in 1997 at age 75.
Elio arrived in Canada from Italy in the early 1950s from the family farm just outside Venice. After getting established in Toronto as a plasterer, he sent for his younger brother.
"When I arrived in Toronto I spent the first three months in Elio's basement building a plaster wall," said MUZZO. " When he came home at night he'd come down and check my work. Then he'd rip it down and say do it again. He wouldn't let me go to work as a plasterer until he felt I was good enough," said MUZZO.
After becoming one of Canada's largest builders, MUZZO would still talk with pride about his talent as a plasterer. He talked about the time in the early '60s when he went to help a family on Christmas morning. Their upstairs bathtub had overflowed and ruined the dining room ceiling below.
"The woman of the house was very upset because she was having her whole family over for Christmas dinner later that day and the ceiling was lying on her dining room table," MUZZO said in an interview.
"I spent much of Christmas day getting that ceiling looking good again. I could smell the food cooking in the kitchen. The ceiling had been finished with an elaborate rosette. She wanted it back and so did I. I did a good job on that ceiling," said MUZZO more than 30 years later.
MUZZO was very close to his brother Elio. Although he was one of Canada's wealthiest men, he drove his brother's old Cadillac. Elio's children wanted their dad to give up the old pickup he drove and bought him a new Cadillac. After two weeks in the Caddy, Elio wanted his old truck back because the Caddy hurt his back. So Marco took his brother's car and drove it long after his brother passed away.
"I had great respect for that man," said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION. " His word was as good as his signature. He was a tough negotiator -- just like me -- but he was fair and honest. You never had to question whether he would do what he said he would do. Marco was aware of the tiniest details. He knew everything that was happening in his empire, in every corner. Everything he did; he did well, because he had pride in his work. He leaves a great legacy."
MUZZO put together a consortium of builders to buy Mississauga's Erin Mills from Cadillac Fairview and create an award-winning community.
MUZZO had great respect for the working man too, said Ucal POWELL head of Local 27 of the International Carpenters Union and Allied Workers.
"He employed thousands of our members as carpenters and drywallers. He treated them fair. He demanded good work and if you supplied that, you got respect and you got work."
"The last time I saw Marco was on September 20 at what I think was one of his finest development achievements," said Toronto Councillor Kyle RAE. "It was at the opening of the sales office for his Uptown condo at Yonge and Bloor. After all that he has done for the fringes of the city, I was pleased to see him bringing a spectacular-looking condo to the heart of the city -- right where the two subway lines cross. It think it will be another great legacy for the man," said RAE.
"I have never respected any man more," said architect Gary WATCHORN of MBTW, a land planning firm. "He was such a visionary. He could see opportunities everywhere. He set very high standards for everyone associated with his companies, but he was also fair and compassionate."
"His death is the biggest loss to our industry ever," said Desi AUCIELLO, president-elect of the 1,400-member Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association. "He was way ahead of his time. He was a unique individual and an iconic figure. We've all heard it before that he was tough, but fair. He was old school in that his word was his bond."
Home builder and developer Tony GUGLIETTI of Townwood Homes was a close friend.
"He had such great passion for people. This city will never know all the generosity, all the quiet philanthropy he did for people, for charities, for organizations," said GUGLIETTI.
"He was the grandfather of the development industry in this city. He had more influence on development in this city over the past 50 years than anyone I know; but what a lot of people don't know is that he was also a great humanitarian."

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
PIKE, Mildred Lillian (née BROWN)
(November 17, 1922-December 7, 2005)
Suddenly and tragically on December 7, 2005 as the result of massive stroke followed by a car accident while driving home from a family weekend. Our Mom, Mildred PIKE (née BROWN,) has now gone to be with her love, our Dad, Bill. Mom leaves behind her devastated extended family of Karen MUGFORD (Al,) Bill PIKE (Anne) and her "baby," Jim PIKE (Regina.) She was a doting and devoted Grandmother to Rory FITZPATRICK (Dianne,) Neil FITZPATRICK (Stephanie,) Joshua PIKE, Jennifer PIKE, Justin PIKE and Emily PIKE. Her great-grandchildren were her special loves, Jackson, Katie, Julianne, and William... How lucky they were to have had her as their Great-Grammi. Mom was also a special Grandma to Karen BISHOP, Michael MUGFORD (Donna), Lynn KLUGMAN (Steve), Diane BRENNAN (Tom), Janine SKORUPA (Charlie) and Paula MUGFORD. Loving step-great-grandma to Sherrie, Brian, Paul, Jeanette, Jaden, Laura, Jill, Tyler, Erin, Chris and Michael. She leaves behind in Newfoundland, her surviving sisters, Clarice HIGHMORE (Jack,) Daphne SMITH (Azariah, deceased,) Irene HIGHMORE (Les, deceased,) sister-in-law Floss BROWN (Bill,) sister-in-law May HUTCHINGS (Sel,) and Mary HUTCHINGS (Len, deceased) and all their families. Very special Aunt to Pat BROWN and Don and Louise SMITH. Mom was always forever a lady who worked tirelessly for her church, St. James Anglican in Fenelon Falls, as well as their Community Care. After Dad died, her many Friends, especially those at 70 Murray, became her life-line and she enjoyed so much their card games and bus trips together. We are all so grateful for having been part of her life. Our wish is that every child should know the love and devotion of a Mother and Grandmother like our Mom. She will be missed more than words can say and our lives will never be the same. To One who bears the sweetest name And adds luster to the same Long life she had and there's no other Could take the place of our dear Mother. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady. In accordance with Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 11: 00 a.m., St. James Anglican Church, 19 Bond Street E., Fenelon Falls. Visitation with the family at 10: 00 a.m. While flowers are always appreciated, the family would be grateful for donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
BRENNAN, Patrick " Pat"
Formerly of Montreal, long time resident of Haliburton, and at the Highland Wood Long Term Care in Haliburton. Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2005, in his 92nd year. Father of Barry of Halifax, Nova Scotia, brother of Eileen BRENNAN of Montreal, the last member of the immediate Brennan Family. Predeceased by his wife Catherine BEAUBIEN of Montreal, brothers Joe, Jack, Clarry, and his sister Mary O'BRIEN. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Pat worked for many years at the Montreal Waterfront and was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association. A Mass of Christian Burial to Celebrate the Life of Pat BRENNAN will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Haliburton on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (H.H.H.S.F.) would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario, K0M 2K0 (or online at www.gordonmonkfuneralhome.com).

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