CASSAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-17 published
Talented man recalled through his own work
Win SCHELL's Friends will honour his memory with a 90-minute show.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
London renaissance man Win SCHELL was held in such high regard by his Friends they're honouring him seven months after his sudden death. They're celebrating his wit, wisdom and whimsy in a public way by shining a light on them at Central secondary school Friday night.
Following a 90-minute showcase of SCHELL's many talents, they'll move to another venue for a social event, a kind of belated wake.
The death of Winston George SCHELL -- a teacher, writer, publisher, artist and folksinger -- at the age of 61 took people by surprise last September, said Sue CASSAN, an organizer of the tribute to him. He died of a brain hemorrhage.
"It was so sudden, it came as a shock," she said, adding some Friends approached his wife, Linda GREGSON, with the idea of holding a memorial event at a later date to honour SCHELL.
"Win was a remarkable person, a man of many talents and interests," CASSAN said. "He ran in a lot of circles. He had a lot of Friends."
By occupation, SCHELL was a teacher of English and media studies who plied his trade at Banting and Central secondary schools and at the Wheable Centre for Adult Education.
He was the head of the English departments at Central and Wheable, said CASSAN, who taught with him at both schools.
"He inspired a lot of students," she said. "They loved him."
In the community, SCHELL was known as the founder of Ergo Books, a small publishing company that gave a number of London writers their start or the opportunity to publish books that didn't fit the criteria of bigger publishers.
Ergo's authors were an eclectic bunch, including playwright James REANEY, Herman GOODDEN, Gloria MULCAHY, Mary Ann MICRO, Jaroslav HAVELKA and London's well-known street persona, Roy McDONALD.
SCHELL's own works included Reading, Writing and Radio, co-authored with Marstan WOOLLINGS, that was used as a school text.
SCHELL released two albums of original music in a folk style, Any Directions and City Wilderness. He also penned Riverside Tom, a song about the wild turkey that created a stir in London a couple of years ago.
"It was a funny song that reflected Win's great sense of humour that was always close to the surface," CASSAN said. "Even his recipes and school department minutes could make you laugh."
Memorials usually feature people talking about the departed, but Friday's event will be a presentation of SCHELL's essays, poetry, music and one of his short plays by his Friends.
Some of his paintings will also be available for sale, CASSAN said.
Donations will also be collected to establish a scholarship in Win's name at the Thames Valley District school board, she said.

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CASSAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-15 published
SIMPSON, Russell G.
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Brighton, Russell G. SIMPSON died at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, London on Sunday, November 13, 2005. Born in Brighton, son of the late Morley R. and Muriel (WELLS) SIMPSON. Beloved husband of Eunice (SHERWIN) SIMPSON for 51 years. Dear father of Carol L. CLARKE and her husband Larry of Saint Thomas, Carl M. SIMPSON and his wife Marianne of Petrolia, and Kelly R. SIMPSON and his wife Gwen of Moncton, New Brunswick. Grandfather of Matthew, Joshua, and Brooke CLARKE, Nathan, Steven, Jesse and Jared SIMPSON. Brother of the late Arthur SIMPSON and his wife Marilyn of London. Brother-in-law of Doris and Jack CASSAN of Toronto. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brighton on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chatham-Kent or charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome. com

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CASSAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
HILTON, Audrey Lucille (née CASSAN)
Passed away peacefully in her 92nd year on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Rapelje Lodge, Welland, Ontario. Beloved wife of 57 years to the late Reginald A. HILTON deceased June 17, 2004. Cherished sister to Corinna BURT (Reg) of Windsor, Ontario. Predeceased by her siblings Perry CASSAN (Eva,) Cecil CASSAN (Cecile,) Harris CASSAN (Ann), Jessie BURLEY (Alfred), and Essa GILBERT (Jim). Loving aunt to Grant CASSAN (Carol), Sheila McCALLUM, Arlene BOURNE, Mary STEWARDSON, Lynne WARD (Robin), Jan LATINOVICH (Steve), Nancy CECCHETTO (Serge), Tom CASSAN (Doris), Jim CASSAN (Susan), and Vicki SMITH (Tom.) Audrey enjoyed her numerous great-nieces and nephews and was a guardian angel to great-great-nephews as well. Audrey was always active in their church, Victoria Village United in Toronto, and she and her husband enjoyed many summers at their cottage retreat. She will be missed by all of her family for her sense of humour and her love of life. Thanks to Dr. SHAH and the staff at Rapelje Lodge for their kind and compassionate care. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service and interment will be held at a future date. Donations can be made to Rapelje Lodge at 277 Plymouth Road, Welland, Ontario, L3B 6E3. Funeral arragements entrusted to the Jerrett Funeral Home, Scarborough Chapel, 416-266-4404.

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CASSAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
MILLAR, Winifred A.S.
(Special thanks to everyone at Burnbrae Gardens for their extraordinary care and compassion) At Burnbrae Gardens, Campbellford on Saturday, March 19, 2005 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late James D. MILLAR. Dear mother of Eleanor and Don CASSAN, Jean and Harry HUTCHEON, Barbara and Hugh SMITH, Margaret and Grenville BARNES, Robert and the late Enid MILLAR, the late John and James MILLAR. Lovingly remembered by 18 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her 11 brothers and sisters. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in England, Australia and United States. Friends are invited to call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street, Oshawa from 1-2: 30 p.m., Tuesday. Service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 22nd at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home, Campbellford. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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CASSANDRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-13 published
AMARAL, Fernando
Peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his family, Fernando AMARAL was welcomed into the arms of God on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, in his 50th year. Beloved husband of Maria (CEU) AMARAL. Loving father of Linda, Christina and Michael. Beloved son of Juvenal and Otilia AMARAL. Brother of Gloria (AMARAL) CASSANDRO, son-in-law of Maria Clara SERAFIM and the late Antonio SERAFIM (2004.) Brother-in-law of Darlene and Mike SANTOS and Roger CASSANDRO. Uncle of Jeanine, Justin, Robert and Steven. Fernando will be truly missed by his uncles, aunts, cousins and many Friends. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Mary Immaculate Church (1980 Trafalgar at Admiral) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Entombment St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday at 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CASSANO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-10 published
BROWN, Violet (KASPRICK)
At Extendicare Nursing Home on Monday, March 7, 2005 Violet (KASPRICK) BROWN of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley J. BROWN. Dear mother of Debbie VOISIN, Gary BROWN and Gloria and her husband Scott SMITH all of London. Loved by 5 grandchildren. Dear sister of Elsie STEELS of London. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne) on Thursday 2-4 p.m. only. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday March 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Father Henry CASSANO officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donation to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On line condolences at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. BROWN

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CASSANO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-11 published
BROWN, Violet (KASPRICK)
At Extendicare Nursing Home on Monday, March 7, 2005 Violet (KASPRICK) BROWN of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley J. BROWN. Dear mother of Debbie VOISIN, Gary BROWN and Gloria and her husband Scott SMITH all of London. Loved by 5 grandchildren. Dear sister of Elsie STEELS of London. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne) on Thursday 2-4 p.m. only. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday March 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Father Henry CASSANO officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donation to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On line condolences at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. BROWN

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CASSANO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
MIKITIUK, Petronella " Pat" (CZUCZMAN)
At London Health Sciences Centre -South Street Campus on Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 Petronella "Pat" (CZUCZMAN) MIKITIUK of London in her 91st year, three days before the 61st anniversary of marriage to her loving husband Harry MIKITIUK who passed away on June 3rd, 2001. Dear mother of Stella MIKITIUK and Michael MIKITIUK and his wife Pat all of London. Loving grandmother of Andrew and Elena. Predeceased by her brothers Paul, Peter and Bernard and her sisters Stashia and Mary. Sister of Kathleen CZUCZMAN in England, Gerard CZUCZMAN and his wife Siobhan of London, Barbara MARTELL of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Julia and Estelle KRUSIK of Kalamazoo, Michigan and their families. A private family funeral service was conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, June 3rd, 2005 with Reverend Henry CASSANO of Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, London. A memorial mass in her memory to be celebrated at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Madame Vanier Children's Services, 871 Trafalgar Street, London, Ontario N5Z 1E6 where "Mrs. Murphy" was known for her love and care for all children.

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CASSANO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-01 published
BRIGHAM, Wilfred Allen
Peacefully passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 in his 87th year. Wilfred was a loving father and husband. Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Lillian Patricia BRIGHAM (2000.) At Wilfred's request there will be no funeral service. A graveside service will be held at St. Peter's Cemetery on Friday, September 2nd, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Father Henry CASSANO officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. London Cremation Services entrusted with the arrangements. (672-0459).

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CASSANO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
TRAHER, Anne Marie
We want for so many to know just how much your expressions of love and support meant to us - Anne Marie's family. While her life will no longer be physically shared with us here on earth, we believe without doubt, our family connections will be even more blessed as she continues to intercede for us, only now in a different way. To all who took the time to express their thoughts and sympathy by visiting, by sending cards and beautiful floral tributes, by generous memorial contributions and by sharing wonderful casseroles and baking etc. We thank you so much. A special note of appreciation to Mary Ann, Darryl and Carole who walked so much of the journey with Anne Marie. To Brenda F. and Christie B. for their caring and diligent nursing skills. To Dr. I. KERR and staff at L.R.C.C. your compassionate concern and care gave Anne Marie so much added strength. To Dr. G. SCHREIER and 6th floor (palliative) Victoria Campus, thank you for your care and support. Anne Marie's funeral liturgy was truly a celebration, thank you so very much Fr. Mike TRAHER, Fr. M. SAMPLE and Fr. H. CASSANO. Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR, Cathryn Hall St. Michael's funeral choir and organist and all who attended and participated so beautifully. To the ladies of C.W.L. thank you so much for providing luncheon. Our appreciation to staff at Donohue Funeral Home and St. Peter's Cemetery for your kind and thoughtful attention to all our needs and concerns. "Life can't be counted in candles But truly in kindnesses..... And in all the sweet blessings we've known." Mary Catherine, Kevin and family.

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CASSANO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-10 published
D'ALESSO, Luigina
The family of Luigina D'ALESSO wish to thank everyone who supported us in our time of grief. Special thanks to Fr. Joseph DOBROWSKI and Fr. Henry CASSANO. Once again thanks to all.

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CASSANO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-13 published
D'ALESSIO, Luigina
The family of Luigina D'ALESSIO wish to thank everyone who supported us in our time of grief. Special thanks to Fr. Joseph DOBROWSKI and Fr. Henry CASSANO. Once again thanks to all.

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CASSANO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
DONOHUE, Lucille (née TESSIER)
Peacefully on April 2, 2005 at Delray Beach, Florida. Lucile DONOHUE (née TESSIER,) beloved wife of the late Mark DONOHUE. Loving mother of Thomas (Josette MURDOCK,) the late Charles (Julie BÉLANGER,) Louise (Geraldo FORBES) and Patricia (Corso Serra DI CASSANO.) She will be missed by her ten adored grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, her sister Marcelle JOHNSON, her brothers Mac TESSIER and André TESSIER, her sisters-in-law. She will also be missed by her cousins and nephews and nieces, as well as by her wonderful Friends in Florida and in Canada. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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CASSANO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
CASSANO, Anna (née NICOLETTI)
Unexpectedly on Friday, December 16, 2005, at Toronto General Hospital, at the age of 79. Anna, beloved wife of Pio Primo of 58 years. Loving mother of Vito and his wife Lucy, Peter and Fred. Cherished nonna of Christopher, Serena and her husband Jason HULL and Amanda. Dear sister of the late Maria, the late Franco, Immacolatta, Caterina and Antonietta. She will be sadly missed by the members of Bethel Christian Centre. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with visiting one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mount Sinai Liver Study Unit would be appreciated.

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CASSAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
AGIUS, Connie
At Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005, Mrs. Connie AGIUS of London and formerly of Sarnia in her 88th year. Wife of the late Carmen AGIUS and mother of the late Josette. Dear sister of Mary DUNLEA of London. Predeceased by her sisters Josie ATTARD and Carmen CASSAR. Connie will be missed by her nephew Joe ATTARD of London, her niece Margie EATON of Belmont as well as by numerous nieces and nephews to whom she was as much a 'Mom' as anyone. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford) on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Connie are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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CASSAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-05 published
CASSAR, Anthony M.
Anthony M. CASSAR passed away peacefully in his 58th year, surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 at Parkwood Hospital. Although Tony fought a long, courageous battle, he enjoyed what made him happiest-"relaxing" at the cottage, even in his last days. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was a strong, determined man who could do anything, and do it well. Tony spent many years as an auto mechanic and was retired from Ford Motor Company. Dear husband of 35 years to Susanne and very proud father of Christian and Teresa. Brother of Mary, John, Vivi, Lena, Peter, Joyce and the late Frank and Doris. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. L. HOBEN and Brenda for their extraordinary care and concern and the wonderful people at Wilcor for all they've done to make Tony's time more comfortable and enjoyable. Also thanks to all of our Friends and family for their ongoing support and love. At the family's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Humane Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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CASSAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-26 published
WILKINSON, Norma Grace
At Versa Care, London on Saturday, September 24, 2005 Norma Grace WILKINSON formerly of Lucan in her 60th year. Beloved daughter of the late Richard (Dick) (1989) and Irene (1986) WILKINSON. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Thelma and John CASSAR, Lillian and George ELDRIDGE, Rose Marie TOWLE and Dennis JOHNSTON, and Art and Rita WILKINSON all of London, Lois and Bob SSAINTUIS of Welland, Tom and Ellen WILKINSON of Granton, George and Linda WILKINSON of Lucan, Eleanor WILKINSON of Burgessville and Robert HOWELL of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Dorothy, Gladys and Mary and brothers Charlie and Bill. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 3: 30 p.m. with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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CASSAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
RADFORD, Frances Margaret (formerly McQUAID)
Passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 in her 94th year. Predeceased by husbands Joseph McQUAID Sr. and John RADFORD. Also predeceased by her son Joseph McQUAID Jr. and his wife Dorothy. Frances is survived by her sisters Lorraine HAY and Helen MORIARITY and predeceased by her brother Fred TENUTE and sister Maria CASSAR. She also leaves her grandchildren Michael, Tracy, Joseph and Kelly, and also nine great-grandchildren. Survived by her step-daughter Jane COLLETT and her children Gregory and Michael. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (west of Royal York Rd.) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 12 noon. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society.

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CASSAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-16 published
CASSAR, Victor Joseph
At the Quinte Health Centre - Trenton Site on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Victor Joseph CASSAR, in his 74th year. Dear father of Dan of Cobourg and Wendy and her partner Terry of Toronto. Grandfather of Erica, Jacob, J.J., Colin and Aaron. Brother of Josephine, Helen and Mary. Following cremation a service in memory of Victor will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. Condolences to www.maccoubrey.com

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CASSELLS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
SLATER, Capt. Alick Mackenzie
It is with insurmountable sadness we announce the passing of this dear and unique man on January 3, 2005, at home, due to heart failure. Born in Wick, Scotland, on January 26, 1937, Alick spent most of his childhood in Donegal, Ireland. He came to Canada as a young man and spent the next 17 years at sea travelling the world, earning rank as a Master Mariner and Sea Captain. He was employed by the Atlantic Pilotage Authority as a Harbour Pilot in Port Hawkesbury starting in the mid-1970's until retirement in the early 1990's. Alick's great passion was the sea. He built several boats over the years, most recently, the 'Companera', which he sailed from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, then ultimately through the Panama Canal and up to the West Coast of Canada. Alick was a dedicated campaigner for the New Democratic Party and a staunch supporter of human rights. We will remember 'Alick Mac', as he was known to his family, surrounded by books, maps, boat plans and dreams of his next adventure. Most of all, he will be remembered for his great spirit, sense of humour and kind nature. Alick is survived by his daughter, Alexandra and son-in-law Charles STUFF, Cow Bay; his son, James, Toronto; his sisters, Sadie CRAIG, Scotland, and Erl CASSELLS, Ottawa; and nieces, Judy, Val, Anne, Aileen and Roslyn, as well as family in Canada, Scotland, Norway, Denmark and Australia. During his travels, he touched the lives of Friends throughout the world, most recently in New Bern, North Carolina where he had spent several months as he prepared to sell his boat. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 9, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Metro Food Bank, 213 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 2J9 or Amnesty International.

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CASSELLS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
BROWN, Edwin Charles
(Member of Verulam Lodge 268, Bobcaygeon) Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Edwin BROWN, at the age of 75, was the beloved husband of the late Doris Ivy BROWN (née DOBSON) for 55 years. Loving father of Judy COLLINS, Heather and her husband Bud CASSELLS, Dan and his wife Susan, and Ted and his wife Valerie. Fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law Donna BROWN. Predeceased by his sons Terry and Bill, grand_son Bill Jr., brothers Bill and Vern, and sister Mary. Cherished grandfather of Lori, Larry, John, Melanie, Jesse, Shane, Samantha, Emily, Olivia, Victoria, and Madison. Treasured great-grandfather of Jessica, Tamara, Jaeme Lynn, Robert, Erin, Owen and Benjamin. Dear brother of Clair and Frank. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, October 11 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Brethren of Verulam Lodge 268, Bobcaygeon and visiting Brethren are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Monday for a service and to please contact the funeral home for the time.

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CASSELMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
MALYNYK, Walter
Suddenly at Centenary Hospital on Saturday, April 16, 2005 in his 71st year. Dear husband of 51 years to Marion MALYNYK (nee TOMPKINS.) Loving Dad to Chris CASSELMAN and her husband Dave and to Cheryl BIRNIE. Dear Grampy of Andrew Jr., Karen, Jessica and Julie. Walter is predeceased by his parents Andrew and Helen MALYNYK. He is survived by his twin brother Maurice and his wife Lillian and by his sisters Mary and her husband George FORTINO, Olga and her husband the late Harold TRIBE, and Annie and her husband the late John TYCHOLIZ. Walter will be missed by his loving companions Sheena and Spooky. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Ogden Chapel Tuesday at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter's name to Centenary Hospital would be appreciated.

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CASSELMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
FRY, Audrey M. (née McINTOSH)
Suddenly, on Friday, June 17, 2005, in hospital, Audrey FRY (nee McINTOSH) of R.R.#4, Fergus, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Howard FRY. Loving mother Margaret and her husband Carl BAKER of R.R.#4, Fergus. Loved grandmother of Matthew and his fiancée Robin of Guelph, Robin and Paul, both at home. Dear sister of Jean H. CASSELMAN of Williamsburg, Ron McINTOSH and his wife Leona of Iroquois and sister-in-law Betty McINTOSH of Chesterville and Donna and her husband Don SMITH of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by her son Doug, one sister Olive MALLORY and one brother Bert McINTOSH. A Memorial Service will be held at the Sharon Hope United Church in Sharon on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Remembrances to the Groves Memorial Community Hospital or the Church of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home, 519-843-3100). www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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CASSELMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-25 published
RESTIVO, Pat (née BLAIR)
After spending her final days surrounded by family, Pat passed away peacefully in her daughter's home on Friday, September 23, 2005, at the age of 65 years. Beloved wife of the late George RESTIVO. Loved daughter of the late Frank and Gladys BLAIR, loving mother of Gord and his wife Wanda, Kim, Jan and her husband Brian. Proud Grandma of Katie, Ben, Shawna, Brett, Ty and Michael. Sadly missed by her brothers Chuck (Annie), Dusty (Lil) and the late Danny and all the Blair Family in Fort Erie. Dear friend and niece Terri will always cherish special moments at the lake. Loved daughter-in-law of Sam RESTIVO, treasured sister-in-law of Linda, Bill and his wife Diana, Susan and her husband Gerry, and niece Brianne. Pat will be greatly missed by all her many Friends at Davis Lake. Pat now rests peacefully in the arms of her husband and soulmate George. She will be forever remembered for her insurmountable strength, courage and caring. Friends may pay their respects at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Morris Chapel on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium. Donations to Oshawa General Hospital Foundation, Oncology Department, or Kinmount District Health Services Foundation in Pat's memory would be gratefully appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kevin CALHOUN, Melissa CASSELMAN, Lyn SMALL, Lynne RUTHERFORD and especially Sherrie EARLE for giving Mom the gift of dying as she lived, with humour and dignity.

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CASSELS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
BARTON, Katharine Alexander (née CASSELS)
Peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Belmont House, in her 83rd year. Survived by her beloved son, Timothy Hamilton BARTON and her grandchildren, Ashleigh Caitlin BARTON and Brandon Raymond BARTON. Predeceased by her loving husband, Grenville Irwin BARTON, her parents, Hamilton (Laddie) CASSELS, Q.C. and Nanette CASSELS (née MILLER,) and her brother, Hamilton (Tony) CASSELS, Q.C. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews, Robert and John CASSELS, Betty BIGNELL, Donna and Gordon MUNRO, and Tony HOOPER and Debbie MARTELL. Her lifelong interests included theatre, music, piano-playing, sing-alongs and skits, Onondaga Camp, the family law firm, Cassels Brock, Lyndhurst Lodge Hospital, Havergal College, Canadian Paraplegic Association and Belmont House. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at 11 o'clock on Wednesday, June 15. Cremation and private burial will be at a later date. Donations to Lyndhurst Lodge Hospital, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V9, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Ontario Divison), 520 Sutherland Drive, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V9 or Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1R1, would be greatly appreciated.

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CASSELS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
BARTON, Katharine Alexander (née CASSELS)
Peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Belmont House, in her 83rd year. Survived by her beloved son, Timothy Hamilton BARTON and her grandchildren, Ashleigh Caitlin BARTON and Brandon Raymond BARTON. Predeceased by her loving husband, Grenville Irwin BARTON, her parents, Hamilton (Laddie) CASSELS, Q.C. and Nanette CASSELS (née MILLER,) and her brother, Hamilton (Tony) CASSELS, Q.C. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews, Robert and John CASSELS, Betty BIGNELL, Donna and Gordon MUNRO, and Tony HOOPER and Debbie MARTELL. Her lifelong interests included theatre, music, piano-playing, sing-alongs and skits, Onondaga Camp, the family law firm, Cassels Brock, Lyndhurst Lodge Hospital, Havergal College, Canadian Paraplegic Association and Belmont House. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at 11 o'clock on Wednesday, June 15. Cremation and private burial will be at a later date. Donations to Lyndhurst Lodge Hospital, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V9, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Ontario Divison), 520 Sutherland Drive, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3V9 or Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1R1, would be greatly appreciated.

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CASSERLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
CASSERLEY, Jim
Peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Jim, husband to Mary. Loving father to Rose Marie (Ray ILSON.) Dear brother to Agnes (Ron) and Vera (England.) Dear grandfather to Julie (Eoin CASSIDY) and Daniel (Kathy.) Great-grandfather "Puppi" to Mary and Maeve. Jim will be sadly missed by the O'Neill and Ilson families and his many nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to Linda, Sue, and Teresa for their care and support and also the staff at Bayridges Long Term Care and Ajax Pickering Hospital. Family and Friends may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401), 905-686-5589, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday. A Funeral Service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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CASSERLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-21 published
BURK/BURKE, Roy Bruce
On Wednesday October 19, 2005. Beloved father of Richard. Dear friend of Mary CASSERLEY. Brother of Ken (Marg,) Dellma KING, Helen GRINNELL and Colleen BURK/BURKE. He enjoyed life and his Friends tremendously. Cremation has taken place, private family service.

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CASSERLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
SKELTON, Kathlyn A. (née CASSERLY)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2005, surrounded by family. Cherished wife of the late John MOORE. Loving mother of David and daughter-in-law Marian and devoted grandmother of Shannon and Alexander. Survived by brother Deryck of Saint Ann's Bay. Kay is now with her beloved Johnny. Proud member of the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2. We are profoundly grateful to Carefree Lodge staff and to caregiver Bernice for the compassionate care given to Mom. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date.

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CASSERLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
SKELTON, Kathlyn A. (née CASSERLY)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2005, surrounded by family. Cherished wife of the late John Moore. Loving mother of David and daughter-in-law Marian, and devoted grandmother of Shannon and Alexander. Survived by brother Deryck of Saint Ann's Bay. Kay is now with her beloved Johnny. Proud member of the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2. We are profoundly grateful to Carefree Lodge staff and to caregiver Bernice for the compassionate care given to Mom. A Memorial Service will take place at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

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CASSETTA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-08 published
WRIGHT, Ainsley Janet Catherine
Tragically in Owen Sound on Saturday, November 5th, 2005. Precious angel daughter of Alicia WRIGHT of Owen Sound. Ainsley will be remembered by her father Robert PROWSE. Special niece of Ashley WRIGHT of Sarnia, loved sister of Prescilla and Chantell PROWSE of Hepworth. Adorable granddaughter of Theresa (Trish) REDMOND and her loving fiancee Gord QUAN, Tom WRIGHT and his friend Lynn CASSETTA of Sarnia, and Bob and Marta PROWSE of Owen Sound. Cherished great-granddaughter of Wilfred and Mae FRENCH of Owen Sound, and Fred and Gladys WRIGHT of Allenford. Our special angel will be remembered by her uncles and aunts and many great-uncles and aunts and extended family. Ainsley was a special gift from God for the short time she was with us and will never be forgotten. A private service will be held at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
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CASSIANNI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
BEADLE, Assunta " Susie"
Peacefully after a courageous battle at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Monday, September 19, 2005, in her 75th year. Susie, beloved wife of Dennis. Loving mother of Julia and her husband Miles RUFFELL. Proud Granny of Isabella, Harry, Francesca and Freddie. Dear sister of Roberto EUSANI and his wife Olimpia, Tonina COCCO, Irma CASSIANNI and her husband Federico. Susie will be deeply missed by many nieces, family and Friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421). A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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CASSIBO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
CASSIBO, Arthur
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Arthur who passed away one year ago today.
This past year without you
Is the hardest we've ever known.
We treasure every thought of you,
And keep them as our own.
Although we cannot see you
You are with us night and day.
For the love that was between us
Death cannot take away.
The nexttime we willsee you
Will be at Heaven's Doors
You'll be there to greet us
And we willcry no more.
We'll put our arms around you
And kiss your smiling face
Than the pieces of our broken hearts
Will fall back into place.
People tell us we have memories
But they don't understand
How can we hug a memory
Or hold a memory's hand.
If tears could built a stairway
And memories a lane
We'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
Deeply loved and missed by wife Marjorie, children Heather (Mike) CLARKSON, Cindy (John) LAMBOURN and Dave (Tina) CASSIBO, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-29 published
ELLIS, Edgar " Ted"
Of Walkerton, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Sunday, March 27th, 2005. He was 92. Survived by his two sons, Wayne, of Walkerton, Michael and his wife, Doris, of Waterloo; ten daughters, Marilyn and her husband, Albin CASSIDY, of Walkerton, Gertrude EDWARDS, of Georgetown, Bette BERARDI, of Plymouth, Michigan, Linda and her husband, Jack PEARSON, of Owen Sound, Nancy and her husband, Tom LAMBERT, of Kincardine, Janice BALL, of Orillia, Patricia and her husband, Bob LUNNEY, of Port Elgin, Brenda and her husband, Doug CALHOUN, of Dobbinton, Collen and her husband, Roger FELL, of Walkerton, Donna and her husband, Lloyd HENDRY, of Tiverton; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ann ELLIS, of Guelph grandfather of thirty-two grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother, Jack; sister, Marjorie DENTINGER, both of Walkerton. Predeceased by his wife, Irene (YOUNG) ELLIS parents, William and Mabel (WILLSON) ELLIS; three sons, William, Robert and Gerald; four brothers, Gerald, Howard, Orville and James; two sisters, Gertrude and Eleanor. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday, 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 31st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Walkerton, Ontario. Legion Service at 7: 30 p.m. and Parish Prayers at 8: 45 p.m. will be held on Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 at Cameron Funeral Home. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102 or The Kidney Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
JEFFREY, Pat (CASSIDY)
In loving memory of our daughter, Pat JEFFREY (CASSIDY,) sister and best friend, who passed away February 27th, 1999.
There is a bridge of golden memories
From here to Heaven above,
It keeps you very close to us,
It's called the bridge of love.
You are where we cannot see you,
Your voice we cannot hear,
Yet we know you walk beside us
Never absent, always near.
We hold you close within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives,
Until we meet again.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, Mom and Daddy, Betty Anne and Wendy, Bob and John.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-20 published
HOLIFF, Saul Israel
Saul Israel, on Thursday, March 17th, 2005 in his 80th year, son of the late Joel and Esther HOLIFF. Unwell in recent years, Saul died at home peacefully and with dignity, at a time of his own choosing. His motto for years, and right up to the end, was "Living well is the best revenge" and he did his best to fulfill that philosophy. Saul loved fine food and wines, gardening, music, travel and movies, but no more than he loved their little 10-year-old Tabby, Brio. Born June 22nd 1925 in London, Ontario, Saul said he somehow made it through two years at London's Central Collegiate before leaving at the age of 15 to more or less take on the world. Before and during high school he delivered The London Free Press, The London Echo, sold subscriptions to Liberty Magazine, peddled fruit from door to door in the summer, and in his spare time together with his brother collected large quantities of used newspapers for sale to Leff's scrap yard. As young entrepreneurs, they also operated Holiff Brothers Fruit and Vegetables. During turbulent years before and after World War 2 Saul worked as a truck driver, a puddler on the night shift of the Steel Co. of Canada, a traveling salesman and a self-employed clothing merchant. During the war, although totally unfamiliar with guns of any shape or size, he "managed to graduate as a rear air gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force without causing too much damage to (his) own side". In the'50's Saul appeared at London's Grand Theatre in a variety of acting roles. Later he was a partner in Saul's Square Boy drive-in restaurant, innovative pioneers in their field. In the ensuing years, with offices in Los Angeles, London and Nashville, he had a successful career as a concert promoter and personal manager of Canadian and American recording and television artists including Johnny Cash, the Statler Brothers Quartet, Tommy Hunter and Debbie Lori Kaye. Retiring in his late forties, Saul and his family, soon after, moved to Victoria, British Columbia. Always having been a voracious reader. Saul fulfilled a lifelong dream of returning to school as a mature student. After a few years at the University of Victoria preceded by some time spent at the University of Western Ontario, he "somehow, in spite of many pitfalls, succeeded in graduating" with a B.A. in history. However, he didn't let his studies interfere with his love of Sports -- tennis in particular -- "but was better at watching than at playing." A few years ago they moved on again, to a condo set in idyllic surrounding in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Saul leaves Barbara, his "soul mate, best friend and muse" of over forty years, and two sons, Jonathan of Los Angeles and Joshua (Kirsti) of Whitehorse, granddaughter Olive CASSIDY, his brother Morris (Jan) of Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as nephews Larry PAIKIN (Marnie) of Hamilton, David (Leah) of Las Vegas and Gary (Janet) of Toronto, and nieces Myra RICHMAN of Scottsdale, Arizona and Lori (Tom) of Burlington, Vermont. Saul and his family would want Doctors Peter Rechnitzer, Bud Faulkner, Dennis Morgan, Barry Bjorgaard and Henk Reems to know that all their patience, humour and good doctoring over the years has been greatly appreciated. At Saul's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation was handled by the Vancouver Island Memorial Society. Telford's Mid-Island Memorial Services. 1-866-503-5553

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
Bomber survivor's wish to be buried with crew
By Michelle MacAFEE, Canadian Press
Epe, Netherlands -- For 61 years, Michael CASSIDY wondered why he survived the crash of his Halifax bomber in a Dutch field where five of his fellow crewmates died.
Losing altitude after its nose was sheared off by a Canadian bomber the night of April 24, 1944, the plane's two right engines were hit by German fire, prompting pilot Doug WATTERSON to order his crew to bail out.
CASSIDY, a tail gunner from the Ottawa area, struggled to find his parachute in the dark and wiggled his way out of the slim opening in the turret he could push out with his feet against the air pressure.
The image seered in his memory as he left the plane was of the silhouettes of four of his six crewmates standing motionless in the plane as he jumped -- having assumed they had already escaped.
Moments later he hit the ground and soon saw the wreckage of his downed craft burning a few fields away near the village of Zuilichem.
Those final moments of what was his third flight over German-occupied territory with the 420 Snowy Owl Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron never left him, and now -- six weeks after his death in Toronto of prostate cancer at age 81 -- CASSIDY's wish to be buried with his crew is about to be fulfilled.
His widow, Jana CASSIDY, planned to travel to Zuilichem in southern Holland with her husband's ashes yesterday for a full military burial tomorrow.
"They were his brothers in arms," CASSIDY said in an interview from Toronto as she prepared to leave for Holland with her mother, brother and some of CASSIDY's 10 surviving children.
"You put your life in the hands of the six people with you and they did the same thing because their actions determined whether you lived or died. They depended on each other."
CASSIDY, 28, who spent four years with her husband, said his lost Friends were very much a fixture in his mind and heart.
"We'd be just out walking or something and what he would think, even so many years later, was 'What could we have done to save all our lives,' recalled CASSIDY.
"It was this reconsidering of what they could have done differently, it would still be very real in his mind."
Michael CASSIDY, who had beaten back prostate cancer the first time last year, had until recently been planning on joining the more than 1,300 Canadian veterans who arrived in the Netherlands yesterday to take part in a week of events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the country's liberation from German occupation.
The group, many of whom are in their mid- to late-80s, are gearing up for an ambitious agenda that includes visits to two large Canadian war cemeteries and a parade expected to draw as many as 350,000 Dutch citizens to the streets of Apeldoorn.
The Netherlands campaign stretched out over nine months and claimed 7,600 lives.
Michael CASSIDY's sister, Pat SEED, said her brother longed to be a pilot, but volunteered to be a tail gunner because he worried the war would be won before he'd get to see action.
"He never seemed to be scared or anything," SEED, 75, said in an interview from Ottawa, recalling the many letters she exchanged with her older brother.
"He was just excited and knew he was fighting for his own loved ones at home."
CASSIDY's plane crash caused some anxious weeks at the family's home in Brittania Bay, now a suburb of Ottawa, as the first telegram listed him as missing before a second followed to report he had been taken prisoner.
Jana CASSIDY, recounting her husband's own story with help from audio tapes he recorded long before his death and from their own conversations, said that following the crash, CASSIDY eluded the Germans for three days by heading south in stocking feet.
He was captured trying to cross a bridge over the River Waal and after several weeks of interrogation on suspicion he was a spy, he was sent to a prison in Holland.
There, he met the only other survivor of the Halifax bomber crash, mid-upper gunner Ray TANNER, who was turned over to the Germans after surviving the crash.
The two remained close Friends until TANNER's death about 15 years ago.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-13 published
COLEMAN, Katherine
Katherine COLEMAN (Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran from March 1943-January 1946) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at Middlesex Terrace in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Joseph COLEMAN for 60 years. Loving mother of Peter (Bonnie) COLEMAN and Paul (Terry WOODS) COLEMAN. Cherished grandmother of Janna, Bradley, Jeffery, and Kristy. Dear sister of Bill (Eva) CASSIDY, Marg (Harold) KEILLOR, Tom (Margaret) CASSIDY, John (Maureen) CASSIDY, Sue (Arthur) BEAUDRY, Sally (Rob) GROSS and the late Hugh (Bus) CASSIDY, Delphine CASSIDY, Jane BABCOCK, Jim CASSIDY. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a memorial service on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home (519) 452-3770.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-10 published
DANIEL, Ron
It is with great sadness that Ron DANIEL passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday June 9, 2005 surrounded by his family. Loving husband and best friend of Shirley DANIEL for over 50 years. Beloved father to Derrick DANIEL and his friend Barb MOLNAR of Tillsonburg, Rhonda PATTERSON and her husband Bob of Brampton, and Heather KENNEDY and her companion Michael WALZACK of Milverton. Ron was a loving grandfather to several grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters Ruth McKAY and her husband Gord of Ingersoll, Carolyn CASSIDY of London, Jenette GOFTON and her husband John of Tillsonburg, Cheryl DONEFF and her husband Herb of Tillsonburg, brother-in-law Jim LOGGER and his wife Gloria of Glencoe, and several nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his grand_son Daniel KENNEDY. Ron worked at Livingston Industries from the young age of 18 up until he retired. He was also a longstanding member of the Knights of Columbus. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg on Saturday June 11, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday June 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will commence Sunday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Ron will be held at the Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg on Monday June 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Fr. Michael LANGAN officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
DENKERS, Vernetta Margaret (née MURPHY)
Peacefully, with her family at her side, at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Thursday, July 28th, 2005, Vernetta Margaret (MURPHY) DENKERS of Forest, age 85 years. Cherished mother of Gail and Bob CASSIDY of Forest. Loving grandmother of Gary and Kim CASSIDY and Tracy and Paul HEDDEN, all of Forest, and Randy CASSIDY of London. Dear great-grandmother of Chantelle and Mitchell HEDDEN and Michael, Aaron, and Nicole CASSIDY. Dear sister of Clyde MURPHY and his wife June of Chatham, Jean JOHNSTON and her husband Gordon of Thamesville, Mary HORNE of Tucson, Arizona, Stella MAHOVLICH of Newbury, Joyce WALLIS and her husband Ron of Hungry Hollow, Vivian WRIGHT and Tom CARTER of Delaware; as well as several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Jack DENKERS; her parents, Clyde and Kathleen MURPHY; grand_son, Ricky CASSIDY; sister, Evelyn BRYANT; brother Laurie MURPHY and brother-in-laws, Bill BRYAND, Harvey HORNE, Charles MAHOVLICH, and Larry WRIGHT. A private family Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 30th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. a the Roon E. Dodge Funeral Home, Forest, with Chaplain Elaine WALKER officiating. Visitation, for family only, will be held prior to the service at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Lambton County Development Services, 339 Centre Street, Petrolia Ontario, N0N 1J0. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of Vernetta by the Dodge Family.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
STONARD, Susan Irene
At University Hospital, London on Wednesday Septemer 14, 2005 in her 53rd year. Beloved mother of Phillip STONARD. Daughter of Irene VARRIN and the late Hector. Sister of Ronald and the late Brenda CASSIDY. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis from Sunday, 2: 00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
JONES, Patricia Anne (née MONAGHAN)
75 years passed away peacefully on September 18th, 2005 after a brief and brave illness with cancer at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Sarnia. Patricia leaves behind her beloved husband and soul mate Grant JONES of 54 years and children Dan JONES (Judy GELINAS), Tim and Beth JONES, Julianne JONES (Jack HIGDON), Kathilyn KALOCZI (Doug TURNER) and Laureen and Stan YARC. Her 75 year legacy includes 10 grandchildren, Stephen, Christopher and Gregory VANDENHEUVEL, Jennifer and Tracy JONES, Jackie and Shannon KALOCZI and Jason, Michael and Rachel YARC. Patricia is survived by her sisters Maureen (John) CASSIDY, Joan PATAKY, Terry (John) HELLO, Mary Ellen (Bob) CLARK, Sharon (Eoin) MUIR, Kathleen (Sandy) MURRAY, Eileen KUIJER, Colleen (Leo) RENNER, Susan (George) Monaghan KNOTT and brothers Peter (Beverly) MONAGHAN and Patrick MONAGHAN. Also survived by her sister-in-laws Patricia WOODFORD, Aleen MITCHNER, Donna (Ray) ELSE and brother-in-law Keith (Adelene) JONES and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Leo and Grace MONAGHAN and brother Norman MONAGHAN. A celebration of the Liturgy of the Word will take place at St. Benedict's Church, 1011 Oak Street, Sarnia at 10: 30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2005 with Father Rick JANISSE officiating. Interment of ashes to follow. Friends and family will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be emailed to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-27 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Al
On Monday, September 26th, 2005 at Parkwood hospital, Mr. Al HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of London in his 90th year. Loving wife of Violet HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (CASSIDY.) He will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. At Al's request there will be no visitation and a memorial service will be announced at a future date. Donations in memory of Al may be made to the charity of your choice.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-05 published
VARRIN, Emma Irene (PRESTON)
At London University Health Centre, University Campus on Monday, October 3, 2005. Irene (PRESTON) VARRIN of London, in her 79th year. Wife of the late Hector VARRIN (2004.) Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Gerry of Jarvis, Ronald of London, Larry CASSIDY of Simcoe, and the late Susan STONARD (Sept. 2005) and Brenda CASSIDY (1998.) Loving grandmother of Graham, Geoff and George VARRIN, Phillip STONARD, Kristen and Jim WINKWORTH, Karrie and Tyler PATRICK, Kelvin CASSIDY and great-grandmother of Chloe and Adam WINKWORTH, Emily, Hannah and Kyle PATRICK and Samantha CASSIDY. Sister of Bernice FESS of Jarvis, Shirly RIDER of Fort Erie and Gordon and Vi PRESTON of Madoc. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Thursday 11: 00 until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-18 published
CASSIDY, Michael " Bryan"
Surrounded by his family at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario on March 17, 2005 after a brief illness.
World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran, 420 Squadron, Bomber Command, 6th Group, ex-Prisoner of War, Publisher of Press Review Magazine.
Will be greatly missed by spouse Jana, children Douglas, Susan, Linda, Charles, Deborah, Cathy, Bryonna, Marcel, Cynthia and Michael Jr., sister Pat of Ottawa, niece Judie, nephew Ray, grandchildren Leslie-Ann, Bradley, Rob, Dax, David, Isaac, Josh, Jayde, Coral, Derek, Brandon, Bryonna, Dawn, Elisa and Ewan, great grandchildren Andrea and Ciara. His life will be celebrated at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto on Friday, March 18, 2005 between 7-9 p.m. The Mass will take place at St. Michael's Cathedral on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
HOLIFF, Saul Israel
On Thursday, March 17th, 2005, in his 80th year. Unwell in recent years, Saul died at home peacefully and with dignity, at a time of his own choosing. His motto for years, and right up to the end, was "Living well is the best revenge" and he did his best to fulfill that philosophy. Saul loved fine food and wines, gardening, music, travel and movies, but no more than he loved their little 10-year-old Tabby, Brio.
Born June 22nd, 1925 in London, Ontario, Saul said he somehow made it through two years at London's Central Collegiate before leaving at the age of 15 to more or less take on the world. Before and during high school he delivered The London Free Press, The London Echo, sold subscriptions to Liberty Magazine, peddled fruit from door to door in the summer, and in his spare time together with his brother collected large quantities of used newspapers for sale to a wartime recycling scrap yard. As young entrepreneurs, they also operated Holiff Brothers Fruit and Vegetables.
During turbulent years before and after World War 2 Saul worked as a truck driver, a puddler on the night shift of the Steel Co. of Canada, a travelling salesman and a self-employed clothing merchant. During the war, although totally unfamiliar with guns of any shape or size, he "managed to graduate as a rear air gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force without causing too much damage to {his} own side."
In the '50s Saul appeared at London's Grand Theatre in a variety of acting roles. Later he was a partner in Saul's Square Boy drive-in restaurant, innovative pioneers in their field. In the ensuing years, with offices in Los Angeles, London and Nashville, he had a successful career as a concert promoter and personal manager of Canadian and American recording and television artists including Johnny Cash, the Statler Brothers Quartet, Tommy Hunter and Debbie Lori Kaye.
Retiring in his late forties, Saul and his family, soon after, moved to Victoria, British Columbia. Always having been a voracious reader, Saul fulfilled a lifelong dream of returning to school as a mature student. After a few years at the University of Victoria (preceded by some time spent at the University of Western Ontario), he "somehow, in spite of many pitfalls, succeeded in graduating" with a B.A. in history. However, he didn't let his studies interfere with his love of sports -- tennis in particular -- "but was better at watching than at playing." A few years ago they moved on again, to a condo set in idyllic surroundings in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Saul leaves Barbara, his "soulmate, best friend and muse" of over forty years, and two sons, Jonathan of Los Angeles and Joshua (Kirsti) of Whitehorse, granddaughter Olive CASSIDY; his brother Morris (Jan) of Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as nephews Larry PAIKIN (Marnie) of Hamilton, David (Leah) of Las Vegas and Gary (Janet) of Toronto; and nieces Myra RICHMAN of Scottsdale, Arizona and Lori (Tom) of Burlington, Vermont.
Saul and his family would want Doctors Peter Rechnitzer, Bud Faulkner, Dennis Morgan, Barry Bjorgaard and Henk Reems to know that all their patience, humour and good doctoring over the years has been greatly appreciated.
At Saul's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation was handled by the Vancouver Island Memorial Society. Telford's Mid-Island Memorial Services 1-866-503-5553

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-24 published
McNEIL, Leonard
Peacefully at Allendale in Milton on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005. Len McNEIL, beloved husband of Helen McNEIL. Sadly missed by his nieces Carol CASSIDY, Donna GLENDENING and Joanne LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Predeceased by his brothers Frederick, Arnold and John. Len taught school in Pontypool, Janetville, Continuation, Bethany Continuation, Peterborough and North York. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 25th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton. Interment to take place at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Paul's United Church or the Milton District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
Mike CASSIDY, Businessman And Publisher 1923-2005
In 1944, he survived the destruction of his Halifax bomber over wartime Holland, Sandra MARTIN writes. Now, 61 years later, his remains will cross the Atlantic to join his long-dead crewmates in their Dutch graves
Saturday, April 9, 2005, Page S9
He was a small-time entrepreneur, a newspaperman and the devoted father of 10 children, yet it was the two years that Mike CASSIDY spent overseas fighting the Germans that had the greatest influence on his life. He was a tail gunner, a famously endangered species during the air battles of the Second World War, but he survived to become a prisoner of war. For the rest of his life he lamented the deaths of his crew members, going so far as to receive special permission to be buried next to their graves in a small village in Holland.
Bryan Michael CASSIDY was born in Ottawa in 1923, the only son and middle child of Charles and Marjorie CASSIDY. In the Depression, the family moved to Britannia Bay, then a summer cottage area on the Ottawa River and now a suburb of Ottawa. It was an ideal place for a boy to grow up, sailing in summer and skiing in winter. His younger sister, Patricia (Pat) SEED, remembers Bryan, as he was always called at home, asking for fashion advice before he went out and then knocking on her bedroom door to fill her in on all the details after he came home.
His father served overseas with the Canadian army at Ypres and Vimy Ridge during the First World War, and enlisted once again in the Second World War, which may help to explain his son's eagerness to sign up as well. Initially, he was rejected by the air force because he only had high school graduation and not senior matriculation. He applied instead to the army and was going to join the tank corps when the air force relaxed its requirements.
He joined up in February, 1943, was sent to training camp in Mont Joli, Quebec, and shipped overseas seven months later. Mike CASSIDY yearned to be a pilot, but volunteered to be a tail gunner because he feared the war would be over before he joined the fighting if he waited to be called up as a pilot.
He was assigned to the 420 Snowy Owl Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron based in Yorkshire, England. The squadron was equipped with the Handley Page Halifax heavy bomber. Similar in design to the famous Lancaster, the smaller Halifax was the aircraft in which Canadian aircrew flew 70 per cent of their wartime operations. In all, about 4,000 were built, the most powerful being the durable Halifax III night bomber.
After a series of training flights, Mr. CASSIDY started flying over German-occupied territory in April, 1944. On his third mission, his Halifax III completed its run over Karlsrube, Germany, early on the morning of April 25, and was heading home when the nose of the plane was sheared off after colliding with another Canadian bomber.
In vain, pilot Doug WATTERSON tried to steer the damaged bomber back to Britain. German Luftwaffe planes spotted the Halifax and started firing, knocking out two of the plane's engines. Later, Mr. CASSIDY, remembered fearing the worst and thinking, "It's going to be strange to be dead."
The pilot gave the order to bail out as the plane reared and tumbled toward the ground. At first, Mr. CASSIDY had trouble locating his parachute, which had become stuck in the ceiling of the plane, but finally he got it on. He dived out head first. Moments after he pulled the rip cord, the plane exploded and then crashed into the ground near the small Dutch village of Zuilichem. He and Ray TANNER, the upper gunner, survived, but the rest of the crew died, either in the mid-air explosion or from the impact when the plane hit the ground.
Tail gunners had an appalling survival rate because they were obvious and exposed targets in their Plexiglas spheres set into the belly of the bombers. Randall Jarrell wrote a short eloquent poem, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, about the horrific fate that awaited so many of them.
From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
Mr. CASSIDY's sister Pat was 16 when the delivery boy peddled up to her parents' house carrying the ominous telegram saying Bryan was missing in action. "We only had a summer Catholic church in Britannia," she said, "and I took the streetcar into Ottawa to go to St. George's Church to pray that he would be all right, and the church was locked."
Both Mr. CASSIDY and Mr. TANNER eluded the Germans for about three days by surviving on chocolate bars and on water from the dikes. They were captured crossing one of the bridges over the River Waal. Mr. CASSIDY refused to give any information other than name, rank and serial number, according to his widow Jana CASSIDY. At first mistaken for spies, the two men were eventually interned in the first of several PoW camps in Germany, Poland and East Prussia before being liberated in 1945 after Germany surrendered.
"It was the biggest day of my life," Mrs. SEED said of waiting at the train station in Ottawa for her brother to disembark after his demobilization. "He made such a fuss that the newspaper people came over and asked if I was his girlfriend."
After the war, Mr. CASSIDY attended Carleton University and began his civilian life as a proof-reader at The Ottawa Citizen. He was an old-style, hard-drinking newspaperman, who had a successful run as a financial reporter for Dun and Bradstreet, before venturing into restaurant franchising and automation in Toronto, including San Francesco Sandwiches, the Longhorn Restaurant and vending machines.
In the 1960s, he operated a business in Montreal called C.F. Industries and Sparkomatic, selling electrode sparkplugs, but the political climate in Quebec worried him, and in the early 1970s he moved back to Toronto, where he launched The Press Journal with a partner. After its collapse, he started the quarterly magazine Press Review, a digest of news, awards and articles about journalism in Canada. He kept it going for more than 25 years, continuing to work as publisher after his diagnosis with prostate cancer last year.
His friend Ken BARRATT, who has known him since the early 1970s, remembers hearing about the hardships Mr. CASSIDY endured as a prisoner of war. With the Russians advancing from the east, the Germans forced the PoWs to walk as much as 60 kilometres a day. A big issue was finding enough food to eat.
Although they were a generation apart in age, the two men got along so well that Mr. CASSIDY sent him a fragment from a piece of his downed airplane, which local resident Peter Stoel had recovered from the bank of the River Waal. The salvaged parts of the plane were given to Mr. CASSIDY when he returned to Holland in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war.
He married several times, twice to the same woman. "He kept making mistakes," his sister Pat said. "I was close enough to him to voice my opinion, but it was his life."
He met his last wife, Jana, about seven years ago. They were married about three years ago and she worked with him on Press Review until the end. "She took very good care of him while he was ill," Mrs. SEED said.
Mrs. CASSIDY is planning to fly to Holland the first week of May, with as many of the family as can make it, to bury her husband's ashes in the village of Zuilichem in a tomb next to the graves of the rest of the downed crew. "He always felt that he should have died with them," Mrs. CASSIDY said.
In an interview in The Toronto Sun in 1999, Mr. CASSIDY talked about his trips back to Holland, his guilt at having survived when his crewmates died, and his wish to be buried next to them. "When I first went back, in 1985, I had the feeling this is where I should have been," he told journalist Joe Warmington. "We lived together, ate together and we became closer than our own relatives."
The graves of the five crew who were killed in the crash have been maintained by the villagers. Every year, on May 5, they gather to remember the sacrifices these young Canadians made for their freedom. This time, on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Holland, Mr. CASSIDY will finally rejoin his flight crew.
Mr. CASSIDY's widow is planning to continue publishing Press Review. The next issue, which is due out some time in June, will be a tribute to her husband.
Michael Bryan CASSIDY was born in Ottawa on August 13, 1923. He died of prostate cancer at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on March 17, 2005. He was 81. He is survived by his wife, Jana, 10 children from previous marriages, his sister Patricia and many grandchildren.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-12 published
I Remember -- Mike CASSIDY
By Patrick SULLIVAN, Tuesday, April 12, 2005, Page S7
Patrick SULLIVAN of Richmond, Ontario, writes about Mike CASSIDY, whose obituary appeared on Saturday.
In May of 1985, Mike CASSIDY and I rented a car in Amsterdam and drove to a village called Zuilichem. We were in the Netherlands to mark the same occasion -- the 40th anniversary of VE Day -- but for very different reasons. I was there to write about it for Legion Magazine. Mike was there to remember five Friends.
Mike was a talkative guy, but as we neared Zuilichem he said less and less. By the time we found the cemetery, he was silent. I left him on his own as he walked to the cluster of five graves, knelt, and made the sign of the cross.
The five men buried there -- their ages were 19 to 24 -- had been on Mike's Halifax bomber in April of 1944 when it was badly damaged in a mid-air collision and then shot down by German night fighters. Only Mike and the mid-upper gunner, Ray TANNER, got out.
As Mike knelt in front of the graves, the strangest thing happened. People started to arrive at the cemetery as if in response to some silent broadcast. They stood back a respectful distance as Mike prayed. When he stood up, they crowded around and explained how, the day before, more than a hundred of them, led by the mayor and school children, had placed tulips, daffodils and carnations on the graves.
Later, as we drove back to our hotel, Mike said: "The boys are well looked after."

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-05 published
CASSIDY, Muriel Veronica
Peacefully, on October 4, 2005 in Toronto. A member of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi. Sixty two years of deep, abiding mutual love with husband Dermod Patrick. Mother of Muriel and Eileen, sister of Frank SULLIVAN, Rose MacNEILL and Margaret SULLIVAN. Girl Guide leader, concert mezzo/soprano, B.A. Library Science. A true hero in her fight with sickness. Friends may call at the Oakville Chapel of the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville on Friday, October 7, 2005 at 10 a.m.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
CASSERLEY, Jim
Peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Jim, husband to Mary. Loving father to Rose Marie (Ray ILSON.) Dear brother to Agnes (Ron) and Vera (England.) Dear grandfather to Julie (Eoin CASSIDY) and Daniel (Kathy.) Great-grandfather "Puppi" to Mary and Maeve. Jim will be sadly missed by the O'Neill and Ilson families and his many nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to Linda, Sue, and Teresa for their care and support and also the staff at Bayridges Long Term Care and Ajax Pickering Hospital. Family and Friends may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401), 905-686-5589, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday. A Funeral Service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
FRENCH, Shirley (née MARSHALL)
Longtime Realtor, Member of 25 year club T.R.E.B., Charter Member of Grace Presbyterian Church, West Rouge, cherished wife, phenomenal mother. Passed away at Rougewood on January 16th, 2005. Beloved wife (54 years) of Jim. Loving mother of Carl of Hamilton, Leslie of Brooklin, Trish (Michael CASSIDY) of Pickering, and Bob (Ute) of Whitby. Fun-loving Granny of Julie, Joe and Emilie GARANT and Sheri FRENCH. Dear sister of Noël MARSHALL (Connie) of Ancaster and sister-in-law of Mary MARSHALL of Hamilton, Kent DAVIS (Vivian) of West Rouge, Lorrie FRENCH of Florida, and June FRENCH of Ancaster. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Norman MARSHALL of Hamilton, and brother John MARSHALL (Mary) of Hamilton. Shirley will be missed by many nieces and nephews as well as Friends from school days in Hamilton and neighbours in West Rouge where Shirley and Jim built their fieldstone home, "Rougewood", in 1953. Shirley asked that any donations in her memory be made to Grace Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 447 Port Union Road, West Hill, Ontario M1C 2L6 (416-284-8424). Visitation at the Church on Friday, January 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22nd, prior to the Memorial Service at 2: 00 p.m. Refreshments to follow at the Church. Cremation has taken place with later private family interment. Funeral arrangements by Memorial Chapel, Brooklin, Ontario.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
FRENCH, Shirley (MARSHALL)
Longtime Realtor, Member of 25 year club T.R.E.B., Charter Member of Grace Presbyterian Church, West Rouge, cherished wife, phenomenal mother. Passed away at home after a long, courageous struggle with cancer on Sunday, January 16th, 2005. Beloved wife (54 years) of Jim. Loving mother of Carl of Hamilton, Leslie of Brooklin, Trish (Michael CASSIDY) of Pickering, and Bob (Ute) of Whitby. Fun-loving Granny of Julie, Joe and Emilie GARANT and Sheri FRENCH. Dear sister of Noël MARSHALL (Connie) of Ancaster and sister-in-law of Mary MARSHALL of Hamilton, Kent DAVIS (Vivian) of West Rouge, Lorrie FRENCH of Florida, and June FRENCH of Ancaster. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Norman MARSHALL of Hamilton, and brother John MARSHALL (Mary) of Hamilton. Shirley will be missed by many nieces and nephews as well as Friends from school days in Hamilton and neighbours in West Rouge where Shirley and Jim built their fieldstone home, "Rougewood", in 1953. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the palliative team of caregivers who with Jean BROWN, Sue BROMLEY and Dr. Akbar KAHN made Shirley's last months at home so warm and peaceful. Shirley asked that any donations in her memory be made to Grace Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 447 Port Union Road, West Hill, Ontario M1C 2L6 (416-284-8424). Visitation at the Church on Friday, January 21st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 22nd from 1-2 p.m. prior to the Memorial Service at 2: 00 p.m. Refreshments to follow at the Church. Cremation has taken place with later private family interment. Funeral arrangements by Memorial Chapel, Brooklin, Ontario.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
CASSIDY, Michael " Bryan"
Surrounded by his family, at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, on March 17, 2005, after a brief illness. World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran, 420 Squadron, Bomber Command, 6th Group, ex-Prisoner of War, Publisher of Press Review Magazine. Will be greatly missed by spouse Jana, children Douglas, Susan, Linda, Charles, Deborah, Cathy, Bryonna, Marcel, Cynthia and Michael Jr., sister Pat of Ottawa, niece Judie, nephew Ray, grandchildren Leslie-Ann, Bradley, Rob, Dax, David, Isaac, Josh, Jayde, Coral, Derek, Brandon, Bryonna-Dawn, Elisa and Ewan, great-grandchildren Andrea and Ciara. His life will be celebrated at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, on Friday, March 18, 2005 between 7-9 p.m. The Mass will take place at St. Michael's Cathedral on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
CASSIDY, Francis " Frank"
Peacefully at the Sherwood Park Manor on Friday, March 25, 2005 at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Gerry (BRYANT) CASSIDY of Brockville and loving father of Nora DE MELLO of Courtice. Cherished grandfather of Frankie DE MELLO. Dear brother of Mary CASSIDY of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Thomas CASSIDY and Mary Theresa CLEARY and by his brothers and sisters, Thomas, Margaret, William, Patricia and Nora CASSIDY. Family and Friends may pay their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville (613-342-2828) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be held in St. Francis Xavier Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Leeds and Grenville, Sherwood Park Manor or the Hospice of Providence Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged. Messages of condolence may be sent online at: www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
PIITZ, Imelda F.
Peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2005 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, in her 84th year. Imelda, beloved wife of the late Alfred Alan PIITZ. Loved mother of Brian PIITZ and his partner Marilyn NAZAR (Toronto,) Richard PIITZ and his wife Wendy COOPER (Brampton,) Janice and her husband William CARSWELL and Lorraine PIITZ and her partner Tommy CASSIDY. Loving grandmother of Jennifer PIITZ, Wesley PIITZ and Erin CASSIDY. Sister of Marie CADDICK and her husband Phillip, Sr. Mary LABOURIE (Doreen,) Freida ROBITAILLE and her husband Ron, Monty LALONDE and his wife Rita, and the late Morelle and Ambrose LALONDE. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St. E., Oshawa on Saturday, April 2nd from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 3rd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4th at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
BLAIR, Doris (née LUCK)
(Former Town of Newmarket Councillor (1969-1980) and proprietor of Doris Ladies Wear, Main Street, Newmarket for 32 years) At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, September 25, 2005, in her 90th year. Doris (née LUCK,) beloved wife of the late Homer BLAIR and dear mother of Paul BLAIR (Debbie CURRAN) of Windsor. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren David BLAIR of Sarasota, Florida and Pamela (Wayne DEANE) of Whistler, British Columbia, and great-grandmother of Alex and Victoria BLAIR and Chantal CASSIDY and Jillian (J.J.) DEANE. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 2: 30 p.m. followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A thank you is extended to the doctors and staff of Southlake Regional Health Centre and Aurora Resthaven for their excellent care.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
CASSIDY, " Queenie" Helen May (née OLSEN)
Former employee of Canadian General Electric. Peacefully at Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Site with family by her side, on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, in her 87th year. Queenie (OLSEN,) beloved wife of the late Murray. Dear sister of Jessie (Mrs. Edgar PITRE,) Bob and Ross, and the late Jean, Florence, Don and James. Daughter of the late Bernard and Bessie OLSEN. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, other relatives and Friends. Visitors will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Thursday, September 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-16 published
BISHOP, Reverend Peter
Suddenly, as the result of a vehicle accident, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Reverend Peter BISHOP of Lakefield, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Sheila for 33 years. Loving father of Jenny (Craig CASSIDY) of Bolton and Steven (Carrie PORTER) of Lakefield. Grandad will be remembered by grand_son Jackson. Survived by his mother Agnes BISHOP of Lakefield, brother John (Joyce) and sister Rosemary RICHARDSON (Graham,) both of England, mother-in-law Ivy JACKSON and brother-in-law Brian JACKSON. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Peter served the communities of the Arctic Diocese from 1968 to 1994 and was the well loved Parish Priest of Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church in Lakefield since 1994. Friends are invited to call at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church, Lakefield, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. If so desired, memorial donations to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, the Arctic Diocese or Youth for Christ would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 1-877-839-2488.

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CASSIDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
CASSIDY, Margaret
Passed away in Lachine, Quebec on December 23, 2005 at the age of fifty-one. Beloved companion of Danny MARTEL, daughter of Ed and Pauline (née HUGHES,) sister of Donald, John, George and Paul. Private service.

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