BURNARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-18 published
McPHAIL, Rosie (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Quietly, on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Rosie McPHAIL, (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS,) 96 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James McPHAIL (1957.) Dear mother of Jean McLAUCHLIN and her husband the late Clayton (2000) and the late Harley McPHAIL (1972) and his wife, Marg of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Jim and Shari McPHAIL, Harley and Lynn McPHAIL, MAC and Donna McPHAIL, Wayne and Lois McPHAIL, Cindy and Len DUNCAN, Rick and Janet McPHAIL, Tammy MARTIN and Jeff DITMARS, Connie and David BRASWELL and Clayt and Linda McLAUCHLIN. Dear sister of the late Gordon, Ross, Alfred, William and Jim DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Ethel McPHEE and Mabel BURNARD. Also survived by 24 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Mary DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Fanny DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Lulu MARRIOTT all of Petrolia and May McPHAIL of Oil City and numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, with Reverend Dean ADLAM of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Children's Health Foundation (London) and may be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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BURNARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
McPHAIL, Rosie (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Quietly, on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Rosie McPHAIL, (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS,) 96 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James McPHAIL (1957.) Dear mother of Jean McLAUCHLIN and her husband the late Clayton (2000) and the late Harley McPHAIL (1972) and his wife, Marg of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Jim and Shari McPHAIL, Harley and Lynn McPHAIL, Scott and Kim McPHAIL, Mac and Donna McPHAIL, Wayne and Lois McPHAIL, Cindy and Len DUNCAN, Rick and Janet McPHAIL, Tammy MARTIN and Jeff DITMARS, Connie and David BRASWELL and Clayt and Linda McLAUCHLIN. Dear sister of the late Gordon, Ross, Alfred, William and Jim DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Ethel McPHEE and Mabel BURNARD. Also survived by 24 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Mary DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Fanny DOUGLAS and Lulu MARRIOTT all of Petrolia and May McPHAIL of Oil City and numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. with Reverend Dean ADLAM of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Children's Health Foundation (London) and may be arranged by calling the funeral home at 882-0100. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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BURNARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-30 published
CAMERON, John Humphries
Peacefully, surrounded by his family at University Hospital on June 28, 2005. John Humphries CAMERON in his 83rd year. Cherished husband of Muriel (BURNARD.) Beloved father of Barbara MONGER and her best friend Nancy BLACKALL, Marilyn CROOKER and her husband Dan, Kevin CAMERON and his wife Michele. Treasured grandpa to 9 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Betty GOSS, Edward (Ted) CAMERON and his wife Patricia, Lillian GOSS, Fred CAMERON, Florence HARVEY and her husband Frank and Franklyn CAMERON and his wife Joanne. John was a past involved member of Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Inc. Barbershoppers Society and the London Flying Club. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m with Elder Ann WINEGARDEN Community of Christ Church, Colborne Street officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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BURNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-20 published
PLANT, Doris Louise (née BAKER)
At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Monday, January 17th, 2005, in her 67th year. Fondly remembered by Murray PLANT. Cherished mother of William PLANT, of Burlington, Terry PLANT, of Toronto, Kim MEYER and her husband, Jim, of Burlington, Sheila PLANT and Lance PLANT, of Kitchener. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Sherry BURNE, Shannon TIFFIN, Jacqlyn LAMBERT, Jenny MEYER and great-grandchildren, Justine BYRNE, Kalem BYRNE- NOEL and Jordan McLEOD. Visitation at the Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday from 3: 00 to 5: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, January 21st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Bridgeport Cemetery, Kitchener at 2: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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BURNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-02 published
CAMP, Donald Benjamin
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound Sunday evening, October 30th, 2005. Don CAMP of R.R.#2, Wiarton in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the former Lisa BURNELL. Dear brother of Edward (Ted), of Oshawa, Doug and his wife Peggy, of Owen Sound, Millicent and her husband Angus HUGHES, of Windsor, Bernard, of British Columbia, Madeline (Nancy) GOURLAY, of Mar and Wendy and her husband Fred STITLER, of Florida. Lovingly remembered by numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceased by a sister Joan POCOCK and a brother Geofrey. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Rockford Saturday afternoon November 5th at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to World Wide Work Of Jehovah's Witnesses: or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth 935-2754 Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Don by the Downs and son Funeral Home

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BURNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
BURNELL, Lillian
Passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29th, 2005. Loving wife of Harold for 63 years. Devoted mother of Gayle MacKAY (Sandy), Paul (Lee) and Denise PERRIER (Patrick). Cherished grandmother of Scott (Janine), Holly (Kenneth), Dayna (Steve), Alex and Evan. Proud great-grandmother of Kate MacKAY and Kate ROY. A celebration of life will be held at Fairbank United Church (2750 Dufferin St.) on Friday, July 8th, 2005 at 1 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior to. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (905) 305-8508.

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BURNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
BURNELL, Lillian
Passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29th, 2005. Loving wife of Harold for 63 years. Devoted mother of Gayle MacKAY (Sandy), Paul (Lee) and Denise PERRIER (Patrick). Cherished grandmother of Scott (Janine), Holly (Kenneth), Dayna (Steve), Alex and Evan. Proud great-grandmother of Kate MacKAY and Kate Roy. A celebration of life will be held at Fairbank United Church (2750 Dufferin St.) on Friday, July 8th, 2005 at 1 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel Ridge Funeral Home 905-305-8508.

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BURNEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
SAYERS, Gordon
Royal Air Force Veteran. Gordon, in his 81st year, died peacefully after a brief illness with his family by his side, on January 9, 2005. Beloved and devoted husband of Florence (née LANE) for 61 years. Loving father of Laren (Brian) BURNEMAN and Lesley (David) CLEE. Beloved grandfather of Russell BURNEMAN, Nikole (Domenic) AMATIELLO, Andrew, Alex, and Patrick CLEE. Great-grandfather of Michael AMATIELLO. In keeping with Gordon's wishes, a private family service was held on January 13, 2005. A celebration of his wonderful life will be held on his birthday, January 18, 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospital for Sick Children, Oncology Unit, Toronto. A special thank you to the nurses at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga site, Intensive Care Unit for the excellent and compassionate care received.

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BURNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
BRUNER- PHIPPS- AUTHIER, Minnie Evelyn (FELTZ)
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care January 21, 2005 Minnie Evelyn (FELTZ) formerly of Leamington in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Theodore PHIPPS (1954,) Arthur AUTHIER and Gerald BURNER. Dear mother of Vivian JANSEN of R.R.#2 Forest, Lenore ROELENS, Delhi, Nelson PHIPPS, Wallacetown, Carol NORTON of Clifford, Vera Fysh Leamington, Arlene Bruner of California. Predeceased by James PHIPPS, Allan PHIPPS, Arnold PHIPPS and Sandra IRVINE, also surviving are many many grandchildren. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street, South at Watt Forest Lambton Shores where funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 24, at 1 p.m. Visitation commencing Monday at 12 noon until service. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Leamington to follow on Tuesday. Donations to Alzheimer or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated (Cheque's only received at Funeral Home). A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Minnie" by the Dodge family.

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BURNES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
BURNES, Anita (née CASWELL)
Faithful member of Parkway Bible Church for many years. Long time employee of Eatons. Proud Nova Scotian. Passed into the presence of her Lord on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Shepherd Lodge at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late Carl. Caring mother of Larry and Carolyn. Dear sister of Shirley and Audrey. Anita will be sadly missed by her other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home on Thursday from 12-1 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Ogden Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Gideons.

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BURNESS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
CONWAY, Brian Nicholas
Born December 22, 1956 in Dublin, Ireland. Brian passed away suddenly on January 12th, 2005, at his home in Barrie, Ontario. Predeceased on January 1st, 2005 by his cherished father, Richard Douglas CONWAY. Brian is survived by his loving mother, Jean CONWAY. Brian will be sadly missed by his siblings, Marie (Gordon KENNEDY), Alacoque, Richard (Yvonne DAMBOISE), Christopher, Jane, Michael, Ellen (Gary LINTON) and Bridget (Bradford BIMM). Beloved uncle of Kevin, Tina (Michael STEWARD/STEWART/STUART,) Jason, Jennifer, John, Stephen, Matthew, Laura, Rebecca, Brendan, Phil, Katherine, Lisa, Nicolas, Alex, Austin and Claire. Great uncle to Ethan. Brian was loved and will be missed by Lynn BURNESS and her son Branden. Brian was an arbourist with Hydro One for the past fifteen years. Brian was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing. His many Friends will fondly remember him for his good humour and love of life. Brian leaves behind his beloved pets Willie and Zoey. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. at Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Church, 45 Ludstone Drive, Etobicoke. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at brian.conway@wardfh.com

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BURNET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
BURNET, Margaret Elizabeth (née PRINGLE)
Peacefully in Toronto on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Margaret Elizabeth BURNET, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late S. Clifford BURNET. Lovingly remembered by Barbara (David COLLEY) of Branford, Connecticut; Carol (George VALIN) of North Bay John (Martha MAY) of Toronto and Michael (Janice) of Bolton. Dearest grandmother of Anne and Erin COLLEY, Jeff, Joanne and Peter VALIN, Ashleigh and Devon BURNETT and cherished great grandmother of Myranda Valin O'SHAY/SHEA. Peggy had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour that attracted people to her. We will remember her sensitive and careful attention to beauty and nature as seen in her varied art works. She will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and her many Friends and caregivers. A memorial service will be held at the Park Lawn Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations in her name may be made to The Ontario March of Dimes, 10 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto M4H 1A4 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BURNET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-26 published
THOMAS, Harriet " Hallie" (née TOMPKINS)
Died peacefully with her family at her bedside, on Monday, April 25th, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Hallie was born in New York City on December 4th, 1913, the daughter of Leslie Jay TOMPKINS, a noted law professor, and Jean Edgar BURNET, a well-known suffragette. Hallie graduated from The Brearley and from Vassar, where she was the editor of the college newspaper. After graduation she went to Paris as a free-lance journalist for the New York Herald Tribune. There she met John Kempster (J.K.) THOMAS, a brilliant philosophy student who later became a respected editor and psychologist. They were married in 1937 and moved to Toronto where, as a member of the Junior League, she put together the children's radio program 'Sounds Fun'. She was also very involved with the National Ballet of Canada, serving on its first Board of Directors and as the editor of the Ballet News. Saturday nights were spent in rowdy stimulating conversation with her long time Friends Morley and Loretto CALLAGHAN, Mary Lowrey ROSS, film Critic for Saturday Night magazine, and Eustace ROSS, the symbolist poet. When Hallie's husband died, she took up a new career, Real Estate, at the age of 55. After her retirement, she travelled widely across the continent in her red convertible with Molly, her beloved Irish setter. Always game for new challenges, in her latter years she became a prize-winning duplicate bridge player.
She is survived by four children: Mary FARRAR (Edward) and John THOMAS (Liz WHELPDALE) of Kingston, Ontario, and Jeannie Thomas PARKER and Christie Thomas POTTS of Toronto. She was also loved by her late brother James B. TOMPKINS, her sister-in-law, Patty, her niece Teri, and her late nephews, Leslie J. and James B. TOMPKINS, all of Toronto. She was the loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren: Ross, Scott and Andrew FARRAR, Jean PAQUIN (Andy,) Hannah CARLSEN (Angelo), Deepamala and Stephen THOMAS, Tony PARKER, Lisa NORTH (Chris,) Trevor and Joanna POTTS and the late Gavin and Jason POTTS. She was the caring great-grandmother of Meghan and Caitlyn NORTH, Mika CARLSEN and Sarah PAQUIN.
She loved: Friends and Friendship, canoeing in the evenings, helping out in small ways, scotch, genealogy, poolside afternoons, mysteries, crosswords, heady conversation, jokes and laughter, elegance, Gershwin, the Toronto Maple Leafs, French cooking, the New Yorker, scrabble and bridge, parties, bargains, swimming the breast stroke, sunsets, yoga, poetry, and the open road. But most of all, she loved family. We will all miss her enormously.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's paper.

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BURNET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-27 published
THOMAS, Harriet " Hallie" (née TOMPKINS)
Died peacefully with her family at her bedside, on Monday, April 25th, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Hallie was born in New York City on December 4th, 1913, the daughter of Leslie Jay TOMPKINS, a noted law professor, and Jean Edgar BURNET, a well-known suffragette. Hallie graduated from The Brearley and from Vassar, where she was the editor of the college newspaper. After graduation she went to Paris as a freelance journalist for the New York Herald Tribune. There she met John Kempster (J.K.) THOMAS, a brilliant philosophy student who later became a respected editor and psychologist. They were married in 1937 and moved to Toronto where, as a member of the Junior League, she put together the children's radio program 'Sounds Fun'. She was also very involved with the National Ballet of Canada, serving on its first Board of Directors and as the editor of the Ballet News. Saturday nights were spent in rowdy stimulating conversation with her long time Friends Morley and Loretto CALLAGHAN, Mary Lowrey ROSS, film Critic for Saturday Night magazine, and Eustace ROSS, the symbolist poet. When Hallie's husband died, she took up a new career, Real Estate, at the age of 55. After her retirement, she travelled widely across the continent in her red convertible with Molly, her beloved Irish setter. Always game for new challenges, in her latter years she became a prize-winning duplicate bridge player. She is survived by four children: Mary FARRAR (Edward) and John THOMAS (Liz WHELPDALE) of Kingston, Ontario, and Jeannie Thomas PARKER and Christie Thomas POTTS of Toronto. She was also loved by her late brother James B. TOMPKINS, her sister-in-law, Patty, her niece Teri, and her late nephews, Leslie J. and James B. TOMPKINS, all of Toronto. She was the loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren: Ross, Scott and Andrew FARRAR, Jean PAQUIN (Andy,) Hannah CARLSEN (Angelo,) Deepamala and Stephen THOMAS, Tony PARKER, Lisa NORTH (Chris), Trevor and Joanna POTTS and the late Gavin and Jason POTTS. She was the caring great-grandmother of Meghan and Caitlyn NORTH, Mika CARLSEN and Sarah PAQUIN. She loved: Friends and Friendship, canoeing in the evenings, helping out in small ways, scotch, genealogy, poolside afternoons, mysteries, crosswords, heady conversation, jokes and laughter, elegance, Gershwin, the Toronto Maple Leafs, French cooking, the New Yorker, scrabble and bridge, parties, bargains, swimming the breast stroke, sunsets, yoga, poetry, and the open road. But most of all, she loved family. We will all miss her enormously. Service to take place at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive at Glenn Road on Thursday, April 28 at 2 o'clock. All are welcome. Reception at the church to follow.

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BURNET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
BURNET, Margaret Elizabeth (née PRINGLE)
Peacefully in Toronto on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Margaret Elizabeth BURNET, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late S. Clifford BURNET. Lovingly remembered by Barbara (David COLLEY) of Branford, Connecticut; Carol (George VALIN) of North Bay John (Martha MAY) of Toronto and Michael (Janice) of Bolton. Dearest grandmother of Anne and Erin COLLEY, Jeff, Joanne and Peter VALIN, Ashleigh and Devon BURNETT and cherished great-grandmother of Myranda Valin O'SHAY/SHEA. Peggy had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour that attracted people to her. We will remember her sensitive and careful attention to beauty and nature as seen in her varied art works. She will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and her many Friends and caregivers. A memorial service will be held at the Park Lawn Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations in her name may be made to The Ontario March of Dimes, 10 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto M4H 1A4 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BURNETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-27 published
BURNETT, Verna Elizabeth (WATSON)
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, April 25th, 2005. Verna Elizabeth (WATSON) BURNETT in her 72nd year. Loving mother of Colleen LONG, Lisa and Warren HARRISON and John BURNETT all of Durham. Also survived by four grandchildren Kirk LONG, Courtney PAYLOR, Melissa and Mark Low HARRISON; two sisters, Wilma AMMERMAN of Mount Forest, Gretta and Cecil ANDERSON of Durham and two brothers, David and Leona WATSON and Robert WATSON, both of Durham. Celebration of life for Verna BURNETT will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Thursday, April 28th at 11 o'clock. Interment, Trinity Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Grey-Bruce Palliative Care Hospice Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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BURNETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-05 published
SHOULDICE, Jean Campbell (MASON)
Peacefully at the Golden Dawn Nursing Home on Wednesday May 4, 2005. Jean (MASON) SHOULDICE of Lion's head in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the Late Percy SHOULDICE. Dear mother of Lois BURNETT of Coburg and Charles SHOULDICE and his wife Sylvie of Kapaskasing. Predeceased by one son Larry and one brother Bud MASON. Also survived by grandchildren Michael, Greg, Melanie, Jennifer (Todd), Sara (Josh) and great grandchildren Kayla and Ben. The family will receive Friends at the Davidson Chapel 71 Main Street Lion's head on Saturday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Christ Church Anglican, Main Street, Lion's head on Sunday May 8 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Bob SNELLING officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery Lion's Head. Donations to the Canadian Red Cross or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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BURNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-16 published
CAMPBELL, Flora May (née McROBERTS)
Flora May CAMPBELL (née McROBERTS,) born in London, Ontario, October 17th, 1914, passed away peacefully at the age of 90, on Monday, February 14th, 2005, at Meadow Park Nursing Home. She will be dearly missed by her family and Friends. Beloved mother of Donald J. HARRIS and his wife Louise, Warren Edgar HARRIS (deceased) and his wife Beverly, Marilyn ROLLASON and her husband Harry (deceased.) Dear grandmother of Dianna BLACKMON and her husband Terry, Debra ELSWORTHY, Jo-Ann HARRIS, Donald HARRIS, Brenda HARRIS, Kevin ROLLASON and his wife Gail, Karen HARTIE and her husband Steve, Michele HARRIS and Michael HARRIS (deceased.) Great-grandmother of Luke, Derek and Blake BURNETT, Andrea and Thomas ELSWORTHY, Natalie and Samantha HARTIE, Sarah and Mary ROLLASON. Loving sister to Ken McROBERTS and aunt to Allen McROBERTS and Elizabeth McROBERTS. Also survived by her pal Lil GORMAN. Predeceased by her parents Warren and Alamay Louise McROBERTS. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Thursday, February 17th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Woodland Cemetery.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
HANNA, Lillian (née McCOURT)
Lillian passed away peacefully at her residence in Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka on Monday July 11, 2005. She was formerly of R.R.#1 Atwood and was born 78 years ago in Elma Township, a daughter of the late Robert and Evaline (BURNETT) McCOURT. Lillian was a former member of the Elma Chapter of the Rebekah Lodge. Loved wife of Nelson HANNA whom she married in 1946. Loving mother of Louise and Don BUCHANAN of London, Brian HANNA of Bluevale, Susan HARTUNG of London, Jim PAYNE of London and Jeff and Samantha HANNA of Listowel. Special grandma of Michael, Sara, Amy, Jillian, Dwayne, David, Lisa, Sally and Tyler. Also remembered by daughter-in-law Diane HANNA, son-in-law Bryan HARTUNG, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John and Ruby GORDON of Listowel, Marjorie McCOURT of Toronto, Bernice BRIDGE of Drayton and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Nancy Anne, four brothers and four sisters. Lillian's family invites relatives and Friends to share their memories at Peebles Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood, on Thursday, July 14, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday July 15, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Elma Centre Cemetery, Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation can be made by calling the funeral home (519) 356-2382.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
Teens charged with murder
Canadian Press
Toronto -- Two teenagers have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man.
A 16-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Rommel MOLINA.
MOLINA died of a gunshot wound to the chest and was the city's 52nd murder victim this year.
A second suspect, Troy PALMER, 18, is wanted for second-degree murder and is still at large.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The city's 52nd, 53rd and 54th murders happened on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Police have identified the victims of the last two murders.
Imtiaz KHAN, 27, was found dead on Friday afternoon with a gunshot wound to his neck.
The 54th victim was 24-year-old Andre BURNETT, who was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds on Saturday.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-13 published
RICHARDSON, Everett "Ev" George
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, September 11, 2005. Everett "Ev" G. RICHARDSON of Parkhill in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy "Peg" RICHARDSON (1990.) Dear father of Judith (Joe) ANSEMS of Parkhill, James (Donna) RICHARDSON of Sarnia, William RICHARDSON of British Columbia. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Harold and Evelyn RICHARDSON of London, Helen BURNETT of London. Predeceased by grand_son Brent. At the request of Ev there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital: Building Fund" ould be appreciated. A celebration of Ev's life will be held Sunday, October 2 at the Parkhill Legion Branch #341 Broad Street, Parkhill from 2-4 p.m. M. Box and son entrusted to arrangements 519-294-6382. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. RICHARDSON at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-17 published
HIGGINS, Irene (née BURNETT)
In loving memory of my wife Irene HIGGINS. Only the memory's left, dear wife, Of the happiness we knew; But the love that kindled memory's torch, Will feed it my whole life through. Remembrance is a golden chain Death tried to break, but all in vain. To have, to love and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart. George.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
BURNETT, Ben McKenzie (July 30, 1981-December 26, 2002)
You are in our thoughts and in our hearts every minute of every day. Love, Mom (Kate McKENZIE) and Bob McINTOSH, Aunt C.P. McKENZIE, Joe ADAM/ADAMS and cousins Brooke and Presley WELLINGTON, and Grandparents, Jean and Angus McKENZIE.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
BURNETT, Ben
Though his smile is gone forever, And his hand we cannot touch, Still we have so many memories, Of the son we loved so much. His memory is our Keepsake, With which we'll never part, God has Ben in His keeping, We have him in our hearts. Dad and Step Mom, Bob and Judy BURNETT, Grandmother Helen BURNETT, Uncle Bill BURNETT, Step Sister Kim MARTELLE.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-18 published
BURNETT, Stephen Booth
At his home in Guelph on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Stephen Booth BURNETT, age 52 years, was the loving husband of Judith (TOUGH) BURNETT of Guelph. He was the proud and loving father of Fiona. Stephen was the beloved son of Ross and Murial (BOOTH) BURNETT of Toronto. He was the dear brother of Philip BURNETT of Toronto. Stephen was the loved uncle of Daniel, Timothy, Kenneth, Keith, Jillian, and Jennifer. He was the beloved son-in-law of Ann TOUGH and the late Ian TOUGH. Stephen was the dear brother-in-law of Murray TOUGH and his wife Kathy of Calgary, Alberta, and Carole PIERCEY and her husband Ken of Ottawa. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, where the family will receive Friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at St. George's Anglican Church 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph, on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. with the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas M. GREENE officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Community Care Access Centre of Wellington-Dufferan would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or by e-mail: info@gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
BURNET, Margaret Elizabeth (née PRINGLE)
Peacefully in Toronto on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Margaret Elizabeth BURNET, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late S. Clifford BURNET. Lovingly remembered by Barbara (David COLLEY) of Branford, Connecticut; Carol (George VALIN) of North Bay John (Martha MAY) of Toronto and Michael (Janice) of Bolton. Dearest grandmother of Anne and Erin COLLEY, Jeff, Joanne and Peter VALIN, Ashleigh and Devon BURNETT and cherished great grandmother of Myranda Valin O'SHAY/SHEA. Peggy had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour that attracted people to her. We will remember her sensitive and careful attention to beauty and nature as seen in her varied art works. She will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and her many Friends and caregivers. A memorial service will be held at the Park Lawn Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations in her name may be made to The Ontario March of Dimes, 10 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto M4H 1A4 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-06 published
DIPPONG, Jacqueline Grace (née SIMONS) (1942-2005)
Jay lived a bountiful life. She leaves behind her siblings Perry (Janice) SIMONS of Ningi, Queensland, Kaye (John) BURNETT of Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, and Malcolm (Ann) SIMONS of Milton, New Zealand. Jay was a loving aunt to Stephen (Janet), Tabitha, Zachary, Stephanie, Gillian (David) TOLLHURST, Ashleigh and Jacquie. She will be missed by many Friends in New Zealand, Canada and around the world. Jay died as quietly and graciously as she lived. A special thanks to all the people who helped her stay at home with her best friend Eddie. In accordance with Jay's wishes, a private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jay's life will take place at her home on Saturday, September 10th, 2005 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donations to your favourite charity. Arrangements entrusted to the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes Ltd. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-12 published
RICHARDS, Eric Oxford (October 14, 1972-September 8, 2005)
Passed away at Toronto on Thursday, September 8, 2005. Beloved son of Glenda RICHARDS (née WHITESIDE) and Scott RICHARDS (predeceased.) He is also lovingly remembered by Evelyn ZUBEK (Godmother) and Wayne ZUBEK, Lori NEWMAN (spouse), Joy NEWMAN, Uncle Derek and Merle RICHARDS and family, Linda DAWE and Ashley ALVERO, Stephen and David KELLEY and family and Wayne BURNETT. Gareth BENNETT and Cara PIFKO and Eric's bands, The Elastocitizens, My Dear Heretic and Thieves' Crossing will cherish the memory of his close Friendship. A thoughtful, generous and kind-hearted human being, he will be missed by all those lives he touched. His sense of humour enabled him to transcend his many physical challenges. Now he is free to soar. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto General Hospital who enabled Eric to overcome many obstacles throughout his life. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Toronto General Hospital Dialysis Unit (Eaton South) staff and particularly, Betty KELLMAN, R.N. for all of their dedicated care and support. Donations in honour of Eric's life may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8, Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4C2 or Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1B 5K7. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the near future and invitations will be sent out.
"My life flows on in endless song".

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-06 published
SAUNDERS, William James, B. Comm., F.S.A., F.C.I.A. (1924-2005)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, age 80 years.
Jim was the beloved husband of Theda (née BURNETT.) Loving father of Susan BELLINGHAM, Nancy and her husband Ted MAITLAND and dear grandfather of John, Elizabeth and Sarah. Also survived by his sister Joyce and her husband Harold BARBER of Winnipeg, and their children Brian, Darryl and Beverly. He was predeceased by his father, William SAUNDERS, his mother, Mary Ellen LITTLE, his stepmother, Elizabeth Ann LITTLE and a sister Janet in infancy.
Jim was born in MacGregor, Manitoba. He took his early schooling there before joining the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1943, where he served as a Signalman on H.M.C.S. Middlesex doing convoy duty in the North Atlantic. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1945, he returned to school, graduating from the University of Manitoba with a B.Comm. (Hons). In 1950, he joined Dominion Life in Waterloo, retiring in 1985 as Vice President, Individual Operations. Jim was a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and served on a number of industry committees including Council Member of the Canadian Home Office Life Underwriters Association and President from 1973-1974; Canadian Life Assurance Association Committee on Privacy as well as the Committee on Actuaries (1966-1967). Jim was an ardent curler and played in both Senior and Masters competitions at the Provincial level. He was President of Men's Curling and Mixed Curling Committees at the K-W Granite Club. Over the years, he was a Chairman of several committees organizing national curling competitions held in K-W such as two Canadian Mixed events, the World Junior and the 1986 Brier. In 1991, he was honoured to be named a Life Member of the K-W Granite Club. Jim had a marvellous 20 years of busy retired life. He volunteered his time as a Loaned Representative to the United Way in 1985 and 1986 and also as Account Executive in 1987 and 1988. He enjoyed his family immensely and the time and vacations they spent together.
Visitation will be held at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Wednesday (today) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Thursday, October 6, 2005, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Rick HAWLEY officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.
As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jim's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association and can be arranged through the funeral home.
Condolences/Donations www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-11 published
RICHARDSON, Joseph Irvin (May 12, 1917-November 10, 2005)
Passed away in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Thursday November 10th, in his 88th year. Devoted husband of the late Betty (BURNETT) RICHARDSON. He is survived by his loving children, Elizabeth (Jean) FARES of Coquitlam, British Columbia, and David RICHARDSON (Jane SIEVENPIPER) of North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and his brother, Tom (Lila) RICHARDSON of Woodstock, Ontario. Joseph's rich and extraordinary life's accomplishments included 14 years in India as a Missionary where he revolutionized education in South-East India. This experience developed Joseph's deep love and interest in the people of India that led him to international recognition as a distinguished scholar and teacher at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Religious Studies. He will be remembered by his many acquaintances, family, students, and colleagues as a historian, a mentor, and a friend. A memorial reception will be held at a later date.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
BURNETT, Stephen Booth
At his home in Guelph on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Stephen Booth BURNETT, age 52 years, was the loving husband of Judith (TOUGH) BURNETT of Guelph. He was the proud and loving father of Fiona. Stephen was the beloved son of Ross and Murial (BOOTH) BURNETT of Toronto. He was the dear brother of Philip BURNETT of Toronto. Stephen was the loved uncle of Daniel, Timothy, Kenneth, Keith, Jillian, and Jennifer. He was the beloved son-in-law of Ann TOUGH and the late Ian TOUGH. Stephen was the dear brother-in-law of Murray TOUGH and his wife Kathy of Calgary, Alberta, and Carole PIERCEY and her husband Ken of Ottawa. Resting at the Gilbert Maclntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph where the family will receive Friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at St. George's Anglican Church 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph, on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. with the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas M. GREENE officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Community Care Access Centre of Wellington-Dufferin would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or by e-mail info@gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
BURNETT, Lydia (née RAMSAY)
Peacefully, at the Toronto East General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005. Born in Jamaica, W.I. on August 11, 1913. Survived by her brother Ernest in Jamaica. Recent resident of Ina Grafton Gage Home, Toronto. Retired Federal Public Service employee. Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) from 10-12 noon on Friday, February 11, 2005 to be followed immediately by a funeral service in the chapel. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
BURNET, Margaret Elizabeth (née PRINGLE)
Peacefully in Toronto on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Margaret Elizabeth BURNET, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late S. Clifford BURNET. Lovingly remembered by Barbara (David COLLEY) of Branford, Connecticut; Carol (George VALIN) of North Bay John (Martha MAY) of Toronto and Michael (Janice) of Bolton. Dearest grandmother of Anne and Erin COLLEY, Jeff, Joanne and Peter VALIN, Ashleigh and Devon BURNETT and cherished great-grandmother of Myranda Valin O'SHAY/SHEA. Peggy had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour that attracted people to her. We will remember her sensitive and careful attention to beauty and nature as seen in her varied art works. She will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and her many Friends and caregivers. A memorial service will be held at the Park Lawn Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations in her name may be made to The Ontario March of Dimes, 10 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto M4H 1A4 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
HAYES, Robert T. (October 31, 1917-March 23, 2005)
Of Orillia, died in Tucson, Arizona from complications of living life to the fullest. Bob is survived by his wife Enid of 62 years five daughters: Emme (Gord) BURNETT of Port Perry, Adrienne (Bob) DAVIES and Pixie (Darin) BURNS of Orillia, Merry O'NEILL of Burlington and Louise HAYES (Pete MEDIG) of Jasper, Alberta; two sons: Charlie (Margaret) HAYES of St. Catharines and John (Leslie) HAYES of Toronto and son-in-law Bill HEWITT of Toronto. Bob was predeceased by his daughter Diane HEWITT of Toronto. Bob is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Bob will be remembered by the education community in St. Catharines and the province of Ontario as a tremendous innovator, an educational entrepreneur. There are two major innovations that have had a great effect on Ontario high school programs since 1970. First and foremost, when he was Principal, Merritton High School was one of two schools in Ontario to pilot the current credit system. Secondly, as the founding Principal of Governor Simcoe Secondary School, Bob pioneered the semester system as one of two Ontario schools to pilot the program. Bob also felt that students would learn better in unphased or open courses. He was a strong advocate for special needs students, gifted education and the French immersion program. When he retired in 1978, Bob moved to Orillia where he enjoyed gardening at his home, golfing with his Friends at Couchiching, playing cards and pool at the Legion and all the social stuff at the Golden K where he is a past president and regional governor. Bob and Enid loved to travel and have enjoyed winter golf in Tucson for the past 12 years. Bob HAYES was a well respected and beloved member of the community. He lived life right to the end. He was coherent and intelligent with visitors in his home up to an hour before he died. There will be a memorial service in Orillia later on in April. We shall miss you Dad.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
TIVERON, Albert
It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Albert, in his 90th year, on Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, dearest husband of Isabel for 65 eventful years. Proud father of Carl and Linda, Peter and Patricia, Rachelle and Alan KING, Lynne SOLMAN and Gary WOOD. Much loved grandpa of Theresa and Alan EDGE; Karen, Cheryl, Thomas and Corina, Derrick and Kristin TIVERON; Robin and Carole, Neil and Carolyn KING; Deanna and Mathew BURNETT, Jeanette and Paul SPINELLI; Gary and Jenni, Steven TIMMONS. Cherished great grandpa of Colin KING, Mac SPINELLI, Carl EDGE and Cristian TIMMONS. Special brother-in-law of Laurie COLE. According to Bert's wishes, a private family memorial service was held at the Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Grateful thanks to the nurses and staff of "F" wing at Headwaters Health Care Centre for their compassionate care. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
SHANLEY, Eugene V.
Suddenly while surrounded by his family at Scarborough General Hospital on Sunday, June 26th, 2005. Gene, in his 79th year, beloved husband of Helen for 57 years. Loving father of May and her husband Lawrence O'QUINN, Eddie and his wife Tracey, James and his wife Cindy and the late Dorothy and Diane. Survived by their husbands David COLE and Robert BURNETT. Dear grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 11. Family and Friends will be received, at The Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. East, West Hill (one block west of Kingston Rd.), 416-281-6800, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th. A Funeral Service will be held in our Chapel on Thursday, June 30th at 10 a.m. Interment, Pine Ridge Cemetery, Ajax.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-06 published
DIPPONG, Jacqueline Grace (née SIMONS) (1942-2005)
Jay lived a bountiful life. She leaves behind her siblings Perry (Janice) SIMONS of Ningi, Queensland, Kaye (John) BURNETT of Kapiti Coast, New Zealand and Malcolm (Ann) SIMONS of Milton, New Zealand. Jay was a loving aunt to Stephen (Janet), Tabetha, Zachary, Stephanie, Gillian (David) TOLLHURST, Ashleigh and Jacquie. She will be missed by many Friends in New Zealand, Canada and around the world. Jay died as quietly and graciously as she lived. A special thanks to all the people who helped her stay at home with her best friend Eddie. In accordance with Jay's wishes, a private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jay's life will take place at her home on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity. Arrangements entrusted to the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes Ltd. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-11 published
RICHARDS, Eric Oxford (October 14, 1972-September 8, 2005)
Passed away at Toronto on Thursday, September 8, 2005. Beloved son of Glenda RICHARDS (née WHITESIDE) and Scott RICHARDS (predeceased.) He is also lovingly remembered by Evelyn ZUBEK (Godmother) and Wayne ZUBEK, Lori NEWMAN (spouse), Joy NEWMAN, Uncle Derek and Aunt Merle RICHARDS and family, Linda DAWE and Ashley ALVERO, Stephen and David KELLEY and family, and Wayne BURNETT. Gareth BENNETT and Cara PIFKO and Eric's bands, the Elastocitizens, My Dear Heretic and Thieves Crossing will cherish the memory of his close Friendship. Thoughtful, generous and kind-hearted, Eric will be missed by all those lives he touched. His sense of humour enabled him to transcend his many physical challenges. Now he is free to soar. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto General Hospital who enabled Eric to overcome many obstacles throughout his life. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Toronto General Hospital Dialysis Unit staff (Eaton South,) and Betty KELLMAN, R.N. for all the dedicated care and support. Donations in honour of Eric's life may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario. M3C 1Y8, Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario. M5A 4C2 or Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario. M1B 3K6. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the near future and invitations will be sent. My Life Flows On In Endless Song

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-14 published
Police I.D. latest shooting victim
City's 37th fatal shooting this year
Victim falls outside North York plaza
By Henry STANCU, Staff Reporter
A man was shot to death at a North York plaza last night, the latest in an unprecedented summer of fatal shootings.
Police arrived at the Yorkwoods Shopping Plaza, on Jane Street, south of Finch Ave. W. after getting calls about gunfire at 9: 45 p.m.
They found a man in his 20s sprawled in the parking lot in front of a pizzeria where he was pronounced dead by paramedics. He was shot in the chest.
This morning, police identified the victim as Sureshkumar KANAGARATNAM, 28, of Toronto.
Clara McDOWELL, a neighbourhood resident, began to cry as she recalled what happened.
"I've never seen anything like this before in my life," she said. She was with her neighbours sitting outside their townhouse behind the plaza when they heard the shots.
Last summer, a man was shot to death at the same spot.
It is also an area that has seen several shootings this year, including the drive-by shooting of 4-year-old Shaquan CADOUGAN, who was hit three times in front of his Driftwood Ave., about two blocks away.
This is also the second fatal shooting in four days in the Jane St. and Driftwood Ave. area.
On Saturday, Andre BURNETT, 24, died in a flurry of gunshots while running across a footbridge over Driftwood, just a few hundred metres from Jane St. It is the 55th homicide of the year, and the 37th fatal shooting. That's 10 more fatal shootings than all of last year.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
BURNETT, Bruce Albert
Passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, October 17, 2005 at age 80. Survived by his loving wife Rose Marie. Dear father of Jennifer and Linda (Scott). He will be truly missed by his grandchildren Matthew and Joshua. Bruce and his twin sister Jean were born on their older brother Peter's birthday and now they are all together again. He worked hard all of his life, went to University, got married, and worked for the Ministry of Revenue for 25 years. Bruce raised two children, helped raise two grandchildren and all of this with Cerebral Palsy. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. It was Bruce's wish to not have any funeral services so with the strength and courage he taught us we will go on with him in our hearts forever. Arrangements entrusted to the Armstrong Funeral Home Limited, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. Memorial donations to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
ASTLEY, Richard " Dick" D'Oyly
(September 26, 1925-November 6, 2005)
(Veteran World War 2 and Founder of J.I. Astley Associates Inc.)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dick ASTLEY, with his family at his side. son of the late Willoughby and Hettie ASTLEY. Loving husband of Jeann (née WILLEY) and Yvonne BURNETT. Much loved father of Gail (of Ottawa,) Rick (Marilyn) (of Ottawa,) Mary Jo HENSHAW (of Kingston) and Bob (of Courtice.) Cherished Papa of Jennifer, Catherine, Sara and Richard. Adored Great-Papa of Carly, Ben and Hayley. Dick's passions included his family, Friends, travelling and his work. Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home Ltd., 384 Finley Avenue, Ajax (905-428-9090) on Monday, November 7th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private service will be held. Donations in Dick's memory to the Hospital for Sick Children or Diabetes Association would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the gentle and loving care extended by the staff of the Rouge Valley Hospital (Ajax), especially the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit and 4 East.

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BURNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
A loving mother's son
Andre BURNETT's five half-siblings all grew into the adults their mother hoped they would
So how did her sixth child end up on the most-wanted list and then in the morgue?
By Jim RANKIN, Staff Reporter, Page A22
Andre BURNETT began life as an independent boy, raised by a loving mother in a poor neighbourhood. At some point, for reasons this city must reckon with, he decided to live by the gun. He was murdered September 10 -- becoming Toronto's 54th homicide victim of the year, and the 36th to be killed by a gun.
His tall, thin frame was draped over a chair, and beneath the brim of a baseball cap, the lucky man's eyes were further obscured by wraparound sunglasses.
He had a criminal record for drug and firearms offences. Not reflected on that record was the fact he'd been accused (but not convicted) of pulling the trigger a couple of times in his 24 years. He'd also, in July 2003, taken a police hollow-point bullet between the shoulder blades, just left of his spine.
Although his left arm, damaged by that police shooting, would take time to heal, that was all in Andre BURNETT's past. He considered himself lucky. He could have found himself in jail -- or not sitting there at all.
On that day this past June when BURNETT sat down for an interview a lawyer to his left, and mother to his right -- there was big hope that his luck would continue.
"I'm going to get a place, my own place, with my girl," BURNETT said. "Stay out of trouble."
He also planned to stay away from Jane and Finch, the neighbourhood where he grew up, was schooled, and had made Friends and enemies.
Three months later, there were funeral plans. "He was slaughtered," says his mom, Cecile CASE HOLDER, in her late 50s.
Andre Malik BURNETT left behind a son, 6, a daughter, 4, and the mother of his children.
In a city hurting from a spate of other gun-and-gang-related killings this year, mostly of young black men, and numb from the shooting death this week of 15-year-old Jane CREBA caught in crossfire while holiday shopping, BURNETT's life and death also leaves behind a list of post-mortem questions.
Perhaps the most instructive is the question of how his four half-brothers and a half-sister grew into the adults CASE HOLDER had hoped they would, and her sixth child ended up in the morgue?
It is Black youth that is unemployed in excessive numbers, it is Black students who are being inappropriately streamed in schools, it is Black kids who are disproportionately dropping out, it is housing communities with large concentrations of Black residents where the sense of vulnerability and disadvantage is most acute, it is Black employees, professional and non-professional, on whom the doors of upward equity slam shut. Just as the soothing balm of "multiculturalism" cannot mask racism, so racism cannot mask its primary target -- Stephen Lewis, Report on Racism in Ontario, 1992
Under circumstances that are the subject of a Toronto Police Service homicide investigation, BURNETT, having just served a 60-day stint in jail for breaching parole conditions, wound up back home the afternoon of Saturday, September 10.
It's believed he was driven to Jane St. and Driftwood Ave., not far from his childhood home, his mother says. What is certain is that he was killed around 3 p.m. Witnesses: heard a loud argument, followed by gunfire. BURNETT was reportedly hit by eight bullets. He collapsed on a footbridge. He was, according to police, unarmed.
BURNETT was no angel when he left this world, and to that his mother attests. But on May 27, 1981, born at Toronto General Hospital, he began as one.
Cecile CASE HOLDER had come to Canada from Jamaica in the late 1970s, leaving behind four sons and a daughter from a previous marriage, with the hope of establishing a new home for them in Toronto. With the birth of Andre in 1981, fathered by a man CASE HOLDER likens to a "bad accident" who had very little to do with her son's life, she was done with having children.
Baby Andre, however, "was very sweet. He was my last of six."
BURNETT spent the first five years of his life growing up in an apartment near Bathurst St. and Lawrence Ave. W. -- a predominantly Jewish neighbourhood where one cannot walk a block without finding a bagel shop, and, today, bungalows are being torn down to make way for the occasional monster home.
He wasn't to go near the stove in their apartment, but on Saturdays, when CASE HOLDER was not working, her young son would show up at her bedside with a cup of tea.
"Here, mommy, is your tea," he would say.
"Sometimes he'd drink half of it before he got up there," says CASE HOLDER. "He was very independent. He would go to his drawer and, in the summer, take out a matching shorts and top. In the wintertime, he would match his clothes."
CASE HOLDER worked for a car parts manufacturer, and by 1985, had waded through the bureaucratic red tape required to sponsor her five children from Jamaica. They joined her in the two-bedroom apartment CASE HOLDER had been sharing with her youngest, and the elder five enrolled in local schools. The apartment would not do for long.
It was clear she had to move, but couldn't afford the rent for the kind of space she needed in that neighbourhood.
"So I went and I applied for the Metro Housing, and that's how I end up in Jane and Finch," says CASE HOLDER. " Didn't know I was going into the lion's den."
This reality of huge housing projects creating what many called "communities in distress" has to be dealt with. They're often under-serviced, and a persuasive case can be made for better transportation, for a Community College campus, for a thriving community centre, for some kind of outdoor recreational space. The list goes on. It all has relevance. -- Stephen Lewis, 1992 report
It may have been only a few kilometres away, but the move to Toronto Community Housing Corp., subsidized housing on Shoreham Dr., east of Jane St. and north of Finch Ave. W., might as well have been to another planet. A very small and concentrated one. Bordered by Black Creek Pioneer Village immediately to the north, and York University to the east, the low-rise brick buildings are home to some of the city's least well off, and historically, a place where gunfire is not unexpected.
In other areas of Jane and Finch, however, gunfire is not expected at all. And this is what Jane-Finch ratepayers not living in the pockets of public housing most susceptible to drug dealing, gangs and associated violence have taken great pains over the years to point out.
All that likely would have been lost on little Andre. He started school at Shoreham Public School, where he quickly fell in love with his kindergarten teacher. His siblings, however, continued to go to school in their old neighbourhood, where they had the kind of role models outside the family young Andre would find in short supply.
"All the older kids were seeing around them was positive things," says CASE HOLDER. " Andre was the baby who started school in the Jane and Finch area."
From the beginning, CASE HOLDER says she didn't like what she was seeing in the new area, and for that reason kept her children on a tight leash. There were curfews, and strict rules. "I started to observe how people live, and their kids running around. I was tough on my kids," she says, recalling one instance where she delivered a walloping to her daughter, at the time an A-student who was starting to cut school. "I busted her behind."
CASE HOLDER tried her best to ensure her work hours didn't interfere with her job of raising six children on her own, but when her youngest was 8 or 9, she took up a new job from midnight to 8 a.m. cleaning luxury boxes at the newly opened SkyDome.
On her very first shift, the police came calling to her townhome. CASE HOLDER says they were looking for a neighbour who had sold cocaine to an undercover officer, but ended up arresting one of Andre's half-brothers. During the nighttime raid, police searched the house with guns drawn, including Andre's room, while he was in bed.
"My house was like five hurricanes passed through it," she says. "They didn't even apologize," she says, "and later they arrested the guy who they wanted."
The charges against her son were eventually dismissed, but the raid left her youngest with an indelible impression of police, and white people. Young Andre soon began seeing a therapist, who happened to be white. His mother remembers he was wary. "The white people are bad," she recalls him saying, "because, why would they put a gun into my head?"
Of all Jamaican children under 19 years of age, 62.7 percent live in lone parent families, as do 54.8 percent of children who are African and Black and 52.1 percent of children from "other Caribbean nations." In these three groups, respectively, 64.5, 63.2, and 57.8 percent of children are below the poverty line Ethno-Racial Inequality in Toronto: Analysis of the 1996 Census, by Michael Ornstein, 2000
When Andre BURNETT was in his mid-teens, CASE HOLDER discovered a gun outside their townhome. That, she says, was "the reason why I took my baby and left Jane and Finch one morning."
She moved right out of Canada, to a city in the northeastern U.S., where she lives to this day and works as a caregiver in a hospital. She enrolled BURNETT in a high school there, but he soon was asking to go home, back to Toronto, to finish his schooling.
Another reason he wanted to go home, says his mother, was tight security at his new high school. He didn't like getting wanded every day. He didn't feel the school was safe. CASE HOLDER, deciding he was old enough at 17 to make his own decisions, let him go home to Jane and Finch.
While violent crime in Toronto has been declining, young people's involvement in, and victimization by crime has been trending upwards over the past eight years. The number of youth is projected to grow by 21 per cent in five years -- Toronto's Vital Signs 2005: The City's Annual Check-up
BURNETT initially moved in with a girlfriend of CASE HOLDER's, then with one of his half-brothers. He had arrived back home with thoughts of going to York University, as one of his brothers had. He was bright, into computers, and also looking at a possible career in music, says his mother.
"He liked to write music. He wanted to be a record producer," she says. "He had some stuff that he wrote, but I don't know where they are, and most of the things that he used to write was against, like, the brutality of police. He used to write heavy stuff, like Tupac Shakur."
CASE HOLDER admits she doted on her youngest, particularly after the others had left home. "The other kids used to say I spoil him, but he was the only one that I had to support. So he used to wear Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, stuff like that.
"Then he started wearing black, and clothes that I didn't like to see him in. He started wearing his pants down, and when I see him I would tell him, 'Pull your pants up.'"
At some point, the independent young boy CASE HOLDER had raised became a follower. Just when, she is not sure, but says her son's life changed some time after he went back home and enrolled at Westview Centennial Secondary School, southwest of Jane and Finch.
"That was the doom. That's when all hell broke loose," she says, blaming the school and poor choices in Friends for what followed. (A vice-principal there, responding to a Star inquiry about BURNETT's days, said senior staff had moved on, and there was little she could say other than he had attended the school.)
With the birth of a son, BURNETT became a father before his 20th birthday. He and his girlfriend later had a daughter as well, and the two grandchildren remain an important part of CASE HOLDER's life. She would come back to Toronto to visit, but she no longer had a strong hold on her son. She did try, though.
She remembers one occasion when the half-brother BURNETT had been staying with called her to say he had taken to coming home at 4 a.m. "And so I asked my son to drive him over to me. I remember very clearly, I was in the kitchen, and (Andre) was talking to me, and I had a mop like that in the corner, and I pulled him up and I beat him, and was beating his ass with the mop.
"And he was, like, 'Mommy, Mommy.' He would never say a word to make me upset. He would never, no matter what I do, and I would rap him, and he would never open his mouth.
"He was never a disrespectful child, never."
He started racking up an adult criminal record, which included drug and firearms offences. He was also fingered in a 2002 non-fatal shooting but later saw charges dropped because of identification problems. In connection with that shooting, he made the Toronto Crime Stoppers 10-most-wanted list.
By then, he looked little like the boy CASE HOLDER had raised. Nor like the young man wearing the red gown in his middle-school graduation picture. In one particular police mugshot, he wears a beard. His eyes look dead.
On July 10, 2003, in a police operation aimed at flushing out a wanted gunman in a park near Jane St. and Driftwood Ave., BURNETT was shot once in the back by police, who alleged BURNETT had fired first. Police found a 9 mm handgun at the scene, but, following a thorough search of the area by the province's civilian Special Investigations Unit, no forensic evidence was found to indicate the gun had been fired that night -- no residue, no shell and no bullet could be found. The Special Investigations Unit found the shooting to be justified, and cleared the two officers who opened fire of any wrongdoing.
BURNETT, badly wounded by the police bullet, found himself charged with attempting to kill the two officers.
One dramatic reversal in policy concerned the equity policies enacted by the Liberal and New Democratic Party governments. The Conservatives shut down an Anti-Racism Secretariat created by the New Democratic Party, and its counterpart in the Ministry of Education, abandoned policies aimed at increasing gender equity in administrative posts in education, and deleted references to pro-equity goals -- Stephen E. Anderson and Sonia Ben Jaafar, Policy Trends in Ontario Education, 2003
On most days, Winston LAROSE of the Jane-Finch Concerned Citizens Organization can be found in a cluttered second-floor office at Yorkgate Mall, a rejuvenated shopping centre on the northwest corner of Jane and Finch. Over the years, LAROSE, a trained psychiatric nurse, has watched and lived the hurt of young black men in the neighbourhood.
He never knew BURNETT, but he knows the story.
"Somewhere along the line, we have failed them as a society," says LAROSE. "We are a particularly impoverished area, in terms of social, cultural values and economics and the whole thing. Single mothers raising children, without the means to do it properly, absent fathers, inadequate material things in the home, hardly can pay the rent, distressed mother, Children's Aid having ready access to their children, police officers coming and knocking on the doors.
"It's not treated in the same way as a kid who goes to Upper Canada College, for instance. They're growing up in different worlds."
Generally, he says, this has all translated into a loss of a proper sense of self-esteem and humanity.
"What's been critically important for our community has been the devaluation of social life -- all together, the devaluation of our sense of humanity. I think it's stepped away from strong traditional values that are critical to developing human beings that respect each other."
Those who choose to pull the trigger and take a life, he says, are detached from that reality. "All that happens is an emotional response to, 'You're wearing my colours,' and bam, you're gone."
Extra police alone, as has been pointed out by many this past year in Toronto, is not the answer, he says. "All we're going to have is like Harlem in the old days, or Chicago, where police with guns are patrolling certain neighbourhoods and other neighbourhoods don't have that experience, and this is where we're heading right now."
The warning signs have been long been there, he points out, dating back decades, and perhaps most ominously as laid out in Stephen Lewis's 1992 report on anti-black racism in Ontario, which was ordered up by Bob Rae, the New Democratic Party premier of the day, following the "Yonge St. riots" that stemmed from the verdict in the police beating case of motorist Rodney King in Los Angeles.
Things have not much improved in Ontario, says LAROSE, who cites funding decisions made during the years of the Mike Harris Progressive Conservative government as one of the root causes behind the trouble many of Toronto's most impoverished youth, and black youth in particular, are in today.
"What he did is he restructured schools, and the schools in this area suffered from that. It reduced the number of teachers in the schools. It removed the schools from the domains of the community itself, where they had access, ready access for things like after-school programs, recreational programs and activities.
"A lot of community activities were conducted in those schools and people literally saw those schools as being some place where they could go. That's gone.
"There's kind of a general disrespect for the black community at large that seems to be acceptable," says LAROSE. " That is still very much in existence, and we need to do something to alter that, to change that.
"It has to start with the children we have right now, that are at the age of 5 and 6 and 7," he says -- and then pauses.
"Many of these kids that are committing all these murders, these are Harris's children, because they were 5 and 6 years old (in 1995), and these were the kids that got neglected."
Following the police shooting, BURNETT spent most of his recovery in jail, where he remained until this past summer, when the most serious charges against him were suddenly dropped after one of the two police officers he was accused of trying to kill, on the eve of BURNETT's trial, changed his story. In a last-minute deal, BURNETT pleaded guilty to possessing the handgun, and walked out of court a free man.
Upon his release from jail, CASE HOLDER noticed changes in her son. His head, in her words, wasn't "right." Still, he was a lucky man, and talked of settling down and perhaps getting back to his education. When he came to the Star to tell his story, he did it with the intention of filing a potential lawsuit against police. He said little, but claimed he never had a gun the night police shot him.
Despite the subsequent launch of an internal police investigation into police testimony and note-taking in the case, the two officers were lauded for their actions the night BURNETT was shot by police. The officers received their awards at police headquarters September 20. By then, Andre BURNETT had been dead for all of 10 days, having been gunned down near his old home, becoming Toronto's 54th homicide victim of the year.
There is no indication BURNETT was in a gang. Nor have police indicated what they think might be a motive for his killing.
To this day, his mother is incensed that police would hand out an award so close to his death. But she is hopeful that she will one day attend the trial of whoever took her son's life.
She says she has an idea who did it -- "Friends," she says, from his high school days. And she blames them, and the old neighbourhood, for his demise. She makes no specific mention of any government policy. BURNETT was 14 in 1995 when the Harris government ushered in its Common Sense Revolution platform. All of his older half-brothers and half-sister, the closest of whom was 21 at the time, were out of the secondary school system by then.
Today, one of his half-brothers is an accountant, studying journalism. Another is an Ontario government worker. The remaining two are a house painter and a self-employed electronics technician. BURNETT's half-sister is a bank supervisor.
Andre BURNETT went home this summer, and lies buried in the most expensive coffin his family could afford.
"I know he's in a better place. You should see him. He looked so peaceful," she says. "The funeral home did a good job by him. It was like the day I gave birth to him. He was that perfect child."

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