CONABOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-08 published
WANG, Constance
Suddenly on Tuesday April 5, 2005. Constance was predeceased by her parents. He Ling Ying and Sing Yuen WANG. Dear sister of Esther (Mrs. Gerald CONABOY) and Lucy GOMERSALL. Aunt of Andrea, Eunice, Ann, Elizabeth and Charles. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday April 13th. Service in the chapel on Thursday April 14th at 11 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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CONABOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-08 published
WANG, Constance
Suddenly, on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Constance was predeceased by her parents, He Ling Ying and Sing Yuen WANG. Dear sister of Esther (Mrs. Gerald CONABOY) and Lucy GOMERSALL. Aunt of Andrea, Eunice, Ann, Elizabeth and Charles. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south ofEglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday April 13th. Service in the Chapel on Thursday, April 14th at 11 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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CONACHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-09 published
CONACHER, Muriel Bridgit
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Muriel in her 87th year on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Professor James B. CONACHER, Muriel will be greatly missed by her daughter Patricia Madeline (Louis ALLEN) and son Desmond (Kimberley) and grandchildren Megan (David BASTEDO) and Adam (Carolyn) and great-grandchildren Ben, Madeline and Kate. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Rd., Toronto on Wednesday, May 11th at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Good Shepherd Mission or the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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CONACHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
CONACHER, Muriel Bridgit
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Muriel in her 87th year on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Professor James B. CONACHER, Muriel will be greatly missed by her daughter Patricia Madeline (Louis ALLEN) and son Desmond (Kimberley) and grandchildren Megan (David BASTEDO) and Adam (Carolyn) and great-grandchildren Ben, Madeline and Kate. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Rd., Toronto on Wednesday, May 11th at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Good Shepherd Mission or the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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CONACHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-26 published
CONACHER, Lionel Pretoria, 1954 -- Died This Day
Thursday, May 26, 2005, Page S9
Athlete born on May 24, 1902, in Toronto
One of 10 children, he was raised in a tough area of Toronto and first excelled as a boxer. He became Canada's light-heavyweight boxing champion, then switched to the National Hockey League to play for Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and Montreal. In 1920, as a baseball player, he scored a game-winning home run in a Toronto championship game and then took a taxi across town to score four goals for his lacrosse team, which was losing 3-0 when he arrived. He later won a national championship in that sport, too. In 1921, as a footballer, he helped the Toronto Argonauts win the Grey Cup. Nicknamed The Big Train, he is said to be Canada's greatest athlete. Over the years, he was among the top competitors in baseball, boxing, wrestling, hockey, football, lacrosse and track and field. In 1937, he finally gave up sports and won a seat in the Ontario legislature. In 1949, he was elected to Parliament and went to Ottawa. He died there while playing a charity softball game. He was a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the football hall and the lacrosse hall. In 1994, he was added to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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CONACHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-31 published
CONACHER, Charles William, 1967 -- Died This Day
Saturday, December 31, 2005, Page S11
National Hockey League hockey player born in Toronto on December Brother of National Hockey League players Lionel and Roy CONACHER, he played junior hockey in North Toronto before going up to the Toronto Marlboros in 1927 and then on to the Maple Leafs two years later. Teamed with the equally inexperienced Harvey (Busher) Jackson and Joe Primeau, he was part of the feared Kid Line. Known for possessing the hardest shot in hockey, he could fire a puck that shot past goalies and put dents in the boards. He played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League and won the league scoring title four times. In 1938, he was sold to the Detroit Red Wings, then moved on to the New York Americans. He retired in 1941 after earning 242 goals and 191 assists.

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CONAGHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
PRIESTER, Howard Emanuel
Peacefully at the Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg. Howard Emanuel PRIESTER, formerly of R.R.#3 Tillsonburg, in his 91st year. Born in Middleton Township, on January 23, 1915. Lifelong resident of Tillsonburg area. Member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg. Retired general farmer. Former member of "The Melody Makers." Dear son of late Orwell PRIESTER, and former late Whilemina KOHL. Predeceased by his wife, Marguerite (PETTMAN) PRIESTER (July 14, 2001.) Dear father of Frederick (Lynn) PRIESTER, R.R.#3 Tillsonburg and Francis (Carmen) PRIESTER, Barrie. Proud grandfather of 4 grandchildren: Jonathan PRIESTER, Emily PRIESTER, Sean CONAGHAN and Matt CONAGHAN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lloyd (Jerrene) PRIESTER, Tillsonburg, Bernice (Harold) BUTLER, Tillsonburg, Mae PRIESTER, Tillsonburg, Donald PETTMAN, R.R.#3 Tillsonburg and Murray SITTS, Tillsonburg. Also by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by two brothers Emerson PRIESTER and Carl PRIESTER and by 3 sister-in-laws Doris PRIESTER, Betty SITTS and Marion PETTMAN. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, where complete service will be held in the chapel, on Tuesday, May 31st at 2: 30 p.m. by Reverend Ron MOHR, of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg. Interment at Delmer Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque only) to the Lutheran Hour Ministries or charity of your choice. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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CONAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-13 published
COMSTIVE, John " Jack"
At home on Thursday, May 12, 2005, John (Jack) COMSTIVE of Oak Shores, Bobcaygeon. Loving husband of Connie COMSTIVE. Father of Dawn KOTLAN of Belleville, Keith COMSTIVE of Toronto, Gail GOULD of Belleville and Karen MICHEAU (Edward MORGAN) of Omemee. Grandfather of Jessica CONAHAN, Sean SEATON and Mark URQUHART. Great-grandfather of Christian. Brother-in-law of Marrion (Tony) SAMS. Brother of the late Dolly, Betty and Ronnie. Loving uncle of Bill (Barb) COMSTIVE. Family and Friends will be received at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (1-866-393-0063) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service in the Monk Chapel on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated. The COMSTIVE family would like to thank the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Dialysis Unit, Dr. CHUNG and family physician Dr. James FAGAN. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.monkfuneralhome.com.

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CONANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
CONANT, Eleanor
Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 at William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Campus, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Douglas CONANT (1987.) Loving mother of Jeanine and Judy, proud grandmother of Derek, Cherylyn and Brent. Dear sister of Edna and Lynne. Interment will take place on Monday, July 11th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Family will gather at the Office of Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor Street West, Toronto, prior to service time.

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CONBOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-18 published
CONBOY, Kevin
(27 year employee of Bell Canada) Peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Kevin CONBOY loving partner of Fatma. son of Frances and the late William CONBOY of England. Brother of Richard and his wife Patricia CONBOY of Ireland and Lynn HARDING of California. Also survived by his former wife Erica and her daughter Donna. Remembered by his mates from the Old Fort York Section of the Vintage Motorcycle Group. Following cremation a celebration of Kevin's life will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Goodfellow's Funeral Home Ltd., Parham (613-375-6254).

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CONBOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
CUNNINGHAM, Robert G.
(Veteran of World War 2 serving with the Army Signal Corps and retired owner of the Avalon Paving Co. Ltd. - Toronto) At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Dr. Site on Friday, October 7, 2005. Bob CUNNINGHAM of Peterborough in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Sandra (MOORE.) Dear father of Linda (Michael McDOW,) Cheryl (Jim PHOENIX) all of Newmarket and step-father to Heather CONBOY of Brampton, Patricia MacAULLY of Halifax, Nova Scotia and the late Sharon RIDDELL. Loving grandfather of Robert, Wendy, Cassondra, Kimberly and Bradley. A memorial service will be held at the Common Room of 333 Hedonics Rd., Peterborough on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m., followed by a reception. If desired, memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Rd. S., Peterborough. Friends may sign the on-line book of condolence at www.nisbettfuneralhome.com

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CONCEICAO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
BARBOSA, JOSE
It is with great sadness that the Barbosa family announces Jose BARBOSA's passing, after a courageous battle of an unexpected illness, at St. Joseph's Hospital, on April 14, 2005. Jose was a kind, gentle and hardworking husband, father, and (great) grandfather. He will be missed by his family and Friends. He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Maria CONCEICAO; children Margaret (Joseph BORGES), Guilherme (Teresa SOUSA), Helen (Lideberto FERREIRA) and Isabel; many grandchildren Richard (Lenny GONCALVES,) Jennifer (Donny GILLINGHAM,) William (Andra DEVERS,) Larraine, Alicia and Aidan; and only great-grandchild Seven GILLINGHAM. The family will receive Friends at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto, on Sunday, April 17 from 6-9 p.m. and Monday April 18 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Santa Cruz Roman Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 142 Argyle Street, Toronto. In memory of Jose, if desired, donations to The Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated. "Even though our family has been hectic at times, it is the glue that holds us together. It is the haven we seek when there is trouble and the place where we truly celebrate the good times. Family is important because it is like a ship's rudder on the sea of life... without it, you are lost adrift, not knowing truly who you are or where you are going..." Assim, testemundo a todos vos, Ont mesmo sentido que Ont meu avô me transmitiu...sonhos de felicidade...sonhos de alegria...e do infinito mas acima de tudo o amor.

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CONCEICAO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
SILVA, Casimiro
Peacefully on July 18, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre Mississauga, in his 80th year. Casimiro, beloved husband of Maria CONCEICAO. Beloved father of Clara, Fernanda, Teresa, Jose, Helen and George. Beloved Avô of Christine, David, Lance, Kevin, Andrea, Brandon, Jonathan, Stephen, Kassandra, Michael, Christopher, Alexis and Marcus. Survived by his brothers and sisters Jose, Conceicao, Manuel, Fernando, Olinda, Maria Alice and Ernesto. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Mr. SILVA is resting at the Scott Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas St. East (one block west of Cawthra Rd.), 905-272-4040 for visitation on Wednesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday morning, July 22, 2005 at 9: 30 o'clock in Christ the King Church (3495 Confederation Parkway Mississauga). Burial Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens Oakville, Ontario. In Casimiro's memory, kindly consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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CONCEICAO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-16 published
PIMENTEL, Joao Luis
Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Maria CONCEICAO, loving father of Luis and his wife Tina, and cherished grandfather of Jonathon. Survived by sisters Fernanda and Maria. He will be sadly missed by all his family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St. on Friday from 5-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 9 a.m. from Saint Mary's Church, 589 Adelaide St. W.

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CONCESSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
GIUSTINI, Faurino
Passed away peacefully at his home on July 11th, 2005. In his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Maria (née CONCESSI.) Loving father of Silvana (John) GIALLONARDO, Giovanni (Maria) GIUSTINI. Proud grandfather of Mario (Janice) GIALLONARDO, Anna (Stephen) WEIR, Gina GIALLONARDO, Rina GIUSTINI, Nadia (Craig) YOUNG, Laura (Phil) FUSCO, John (Ann) GIUSTINI. Sadly missed by his eight great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered for the Love and Happiness, he brought to his family. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073), for visitation on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto Street North, Uxbridge. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Toronto. Donations in memory of Faurino may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.

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COND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
COND, A.L.M. "Larry"
Naval Officer, R.C.N.V.R. served aboard H.M.C.S. Spikenard and H.M.C.S. Ottawa in World War 2
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Whitby on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in his 89th year. Larry, beloved husband of Ruth for 60 years. Loving father of Jann (Don) McQUAY, Tony (Debbie) COND, Judi (Paul) TAILOR/TAYLOR. Wonderful granddad of Michael, Darren, Stuart, Gillian, Kristen, Jamie and great-granddad of Meghan and Grant. Larry was an avid sailor and a caring family man. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby (905-668-3410). Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 333 Rossland Rd. West, Oshawa (corner of Rossland Rd. and Park Rd.). The family will receive Friends at the Church from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2H1 or to St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 333 Rossland Road West, Oshawa, Ontario, L1J 3G6.
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CONDIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
CONDIE, Cindy
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Friday, February 11th, 2005, Mrs. Cindy CONDIE, of London, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Alex CONDIE. Dear mother of David and his wife Daina of Nova Scotia. Loving grandmother of Jenna and Loren. Dear sister of Thelma. There will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Cindy are asked to consider the Parkinson Society Canada. (Westview Funeral Chapel, entrusted with arrangements, 641-1793).

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CONDIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
DEAN, Pansy " Pat" Winnifred (née CLINGIN)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, October 24, 2005, Pansy "Pat" Winnifred DEAN (née CLINGIN) of Woodstock, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Clarence (1986). Dear mother of Gary DEAN and his spouse Mary TABOR of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Grant and Scott. Dear sister of Beatrice LUSH (late Lorne) of Ottawa, Dorothy CONDIE (Scott) of Manotick, Evelyn GILLILAND (late Bert) of Little Britain, Audrey MATHER (Earl) of Ottawa, and the late John CLINGIN (Elsie of Kars,) the late Raymond CLINGIN (Marguerite of Kars) and the late Ruby CLINGIN. Also remembered by her sister-in-law Jean McCALLUM (late Wilfred) of Norway Bay, Quebec. Her many nieces and nephews will have many fond memories. Friends will be received at the Smith-Leroy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 11: 00 am. Cremation followed by interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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CONDLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-09 published
McKEE, Agnes Grey " Nancy" (née HUNT)
Passed away peacefully in North Bay on August 6, 2005 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late John Lawrence McKEE (1983) and the dearly loved Mom of John of Fort Liard, Nancy CONDLIFFE (Toby) of Toronto, Marianne ROGERS (Ed) of North Bay and Bruce (Mavis) of Naperville, Illinois. Cherished Gran of Janel; Keith, Elizabeth, Judy; Jon (Ruth), Joe, Jess; Steven, Jeremy, and Devin. Nancy was the dear sister of Jeanne NEIL, Toronto and was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth OUTERBRIDGE, sister-in-law Mary KING and brother-in-law John NEIL. Aunt Nancy to Jeff NEIL, Jennifer STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Chris, Kyle, Justin) and the Kings - Mary, Lorrie, Pat, Tom and Julie. Nancy was born in New Orleans, graduated from the University of Toronto, and moved to Northern Ontario in 1940. She dedicated her life to her family. Her volunteer work helped many in her community. There will be a family graveside service. In Nancy's memory, donations to the St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund, 399 Cassells Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 3Z4 would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Martyn Funeral Home, North Bay.

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CONDLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-15 published
Gordon LUNAN, Spy (1915-2005)
Named as a Soviet agent by Igor GOUZENKO, he maintained to the end that he did not mean to betray Canada, only to defeat Nazis, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 15, 2005, Page S9
As a left-leaning advertising copywriter, Gordon LUNAN would probably have ended his days in obscurity if Igor GOUZENKO, a cipher clerk in the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, had not defected in September, 1945, and offered him up as a trophy.
"He definitely passed information and acted as a go-between for the Soviets, as the Russians were called then," says historian Amy Knight. She interviewed Mr. LUNAN extensively for her forthcoming book, How the Cold War Began.
"He really didn't know what he was getting into" and the information he passed on was inconsequential, in her view. "He violated the law but he didn't do any harm to Canadian national security."
Compared with spies such as Kim Philby and Guy Burgess, Mr. LUNAN hardly rated as a threat, but his story is significant for what it reveals about the times and how Canadians responded to the news that we harboured Soviet spy rings during the Second World War.
David Gordon LUNAN was born in Scotland, one of four sons of a commercial traveller. When Gordon was 9, the family moved to London where his father was put in charge of persuading the public to buy Congoleum, a cheap substitute for linoleum. He did so well that the company tried to renegotiate his contract, a cheat that was not lost on his son, who tended even then to side with the underdog.
His father's earnings made it possible to send Gordon to Belmont, a feeder school for Mill Hill School, a non-conformist public school on the outskirts of London. A boarder from the age of 10, he liked school and did well, ending up as one of two head boys at Belmont. At Mill Hill, he was taught music, theatre and officer training along with standard school subjects.
He graduated at 17 in 1932 and immediately began an apprenticeship with the S.H. Benson advertising agency. It took him two years to secure a place in the copy department (where Dorothy Sayers had once toiled), becoming, at 20, the agency's youngest copywriter.
Meanwhile, fascism was on the rise in Germany, where Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 1933. The Soviet Union, ruled by Joseph Stalin, had joined the League of Nations in 1934 and become an active player in the fascist/anti-fascist political machinations. In 1935, Mussolini invaded Abyssinia from the adjacent Italian territory of Somaliland.
A year later, Mr. LUNAN visited Spain and saw the anti-democratic and repressive effects of General Francisco Franco's crusade to destroy the republican government. Back in England, where Sir Oswald Mosley was gathering momentum for his British Union of Fascists, Mr. LUNAN joined the anti-appeasement movement. He was convinced that another war was inevitable.
There were plenty of causes he could have joined in England. Instead, in 1938, he decided to immigrate to Canada and leave the political unease behind him.
He soon found a job with the A. McKim advertising agency in Montreal, took a lease on a large flat with Friends on what is now Aylmer Avenue and immersed himself in the city's left-wing artistic community. The Quebec of Premier Maurice Duplessis was rigidly authoritarian, overtly Catholic and rampantly anti-Semitic. This was the era of the infamous Padlock Law that allowed authorities to padlock the premises of any people suspected of communist connections.
Mr. LUNAN quickly turned from a left-leaning sympathizer into an activist, connected to communist groups and supporters of the Canadians who had formed the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion in 1936 and gone to fight for the republican cause in the Spanish Civil War.
He was part of a welcoming committee at Windsor Station for a train load of Mac-Paps returning from the Spanish Civil War in 1938. Anticipating that the reception might get out of hand, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the local press were out in force and Mr. LUNAN was snapped giving a clenched-fist salute.
In the spring of 1939, he met Phyllis NEWMAN, a Polish emigré. Their family backgrounds could not have been more different, but they espoused similar political causes and married months later, right after Britain declared war on Germany. Their only child was born in July, 1945.
About this time, he also met Fred ROSE, a union organizer and Communist Party member who, in 1945, would become the first person elected to the House of Commons on the Communist ticket. While Mr. LUNAN never joined the Communist Party, he certainly befriended members of the party and offered them space in his apartment for meetings.
In 1943, Mr. LUNAN enlisted in the Canadian Army as a private, earned a commission as a lieutenant a year later and was posted to Ottawa to the wartime information board. Mainly, he worked on Canadian Affairs, a newsletter providing a summary of Canadian news and editorials for troops stationed abroad and in Canada.
While he was in Ottawa, he met frequently with Mr. ROSE, who urged him to befriend Russians working at the embassy in Ottawa. Mr. LUNAN readily agreed and had a series of meetings with Colonel Rogov, who asked him to solicit information from scientists who were Soviet sympathizers.
Eager to oblige, Mr. LUNAN passed along whatever information he was able to glean and recruited others to the cause. "Far from damaging Canada," he wrote 50 years later in his memoirs, "my motive -- and I assumed it must have been theirs also -- was to help Canada by helping our most powerful and effective ally and thereby shortening the war."
He was promoted to captain in June, 1945, and sent to London by the Canadian Information Service. One of his supervisors described him as "a very ordinary, likeable chap with not too much imagination but very industrious."
The war was over in Europe, the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations was about to take place in Westminster Central Hall in London. He was sent to Canada House in January, 1946, to help with the publicity and ended up working as a pinch-hitting speechwriter for Paul MARTIN Sr.
Back home, his world had begun to collapse. Mr. LUNAN later said that he knew he was in trouble as soon as he heard that Mr. GOUZENKO had defected and brought documentation with him about an extensive Soviet espionage network linking Canada, the United States and Britain and directed at finding information about the U.S. atomic-bomb program. Mr. GOUZENKO implicated Mr. LUNAN as a "recruiting agent" and the leader of a cell of three others who were passing information to Soviet intelligence on trends in Canadian politics and military weapons.
In February, 1946, Mr. LUNAN was summoned back to Ottawa for "an important assignment." After his plane landed in Montreal, he was surrounded and restrained by three men in plain clothes, frisked and taken to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police barracks in Rockcliffe, a suburb of Ottawa. Two days later he was read a detailed surveillance record dating back to 1939 and a list of alleged co-conspirators.
Civil liberties were trampled on in the round-ups and detentions at that time, says Wesley WARK, a specialist in Canadian security and intelligence. Most of the detainees were woken up in dawn raids, denied access to lawyers and not cautioned about incriminating themselves. All of this was legal, says Prof. WARK, because Canada had not yet rescinded the War Measures Act, at least partly because of Mr. GOUZENKO's defection.
Mr. LUNAN confessed and implicated some of the men he had recruited. This was his biggest regret at the end of his life, said Prof. KNIGHT. "If you are a believer in the cause, the last thing you want to do is to implicate your fellow comrades. And he did."
Mr. LUNAN was convicted in November, 1946. Before his sentence was handed down, he told the judge: "I do not consider myself guilty of the charge either in law or in fact." Nevertheless, he spent the next five years in Kingston Penitentiary with extra time tacked on for refusing to testify in court about some of the colleagues he had implicated earlier.
His marriage held together while he was in prison, but fell apart quickly thereafter. He met his second wife, Miriam MAGEE, the love of his life, at the party thrown to celebrate his release from prison. They were married in Montreal, where Mr. LUNAN was again working in the advertising business.
He eventually opened his own agency and retired with his wife to the countryside near Ottawa in 1975. He spent the rest of his life growing strawberries, cooking gourmet meals, espousing social justice principles to his step-grandchildren, and writing two memoirs, The Making of a Spy (published in 1995) and Redhanded: Inside the Spy Ring that Changed the World (which he finished just before he died and which is being published this month by Optimum).
The major difference between the two books is an epilogue in the second one in which Mr. LUNAN explains, more explicitly than ever before, that he acted "naively, stupidly and admittedly outside the law" in the "best interests of winning the war against Nazism." He also acknowledges that the GOUZENKO affair helped trigger the Cold War and he expresses regret that he "played a part in making it happen so soon."
Not a huge mea culpa by most definitions. Still, Mr. LUNAN did serve his time for betraying his country, however ineffectually and naively. Only this past summer, he received his Royal Canadian Mounted Police dossier and learned they had been keeping tabs on him until the mid-1970s.
David Gordon LUNAN was born in Kirkaldy, Scotland, in 1915. He died in hospital in Hawkesbury, Ontario, on October 3 after suffering a fall. He was 90. He is survived by his daughter Jan CONDLIN, two stepsons and their families.

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CONDON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-04 published
Romance writer troubled by memories
Barbara BROUSE added depth to bodice rippers
Memoirs recall mother's abuse, servants' kindness
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
As Abra TAILOR/TAYLOR, she created a world in which love's raging passion always overcomes deceit, betrayal and flame-haired predators (aka the other woman), in which the oh-so-handsome (but distant) count will finally sweep our heroine, the small grey-eyed governess, into his rippling arms and, with a shudder, a groan low in his throat, cover her mouth with burning kisses.
She was one of the world's best-selling romance writers.
As Barbara BROUSE she had to be: her own marriage was disintegrating and she was single-handedly keeping four children and a grand house going in Rosedale.
It was the early '80s and she was part of a romantic revolution, one of a stable of writers injecting new realism -- and more than one plot line -- into bigger and bolder love stories. Now there were throbbing groins, restless hands, sex scenes and heroines who were definitely not virginal.
She wrote the first of Harlequin's Super Romance novels: End of Innocence ("Rafael's eyes had darkened and directed their attention toward the region of her breasts... her heart beat like a winged thing..."). Later she was a solid performer for Silhouette and wrote as Araby SCOTT for Avon publishers.
"My editor-in-chief met Barbara at a Romance Writers of America conference and I remember her calling me with so much excitement in her voice saying 'Guess who I signed up for our list? Abra TAILOR/TAYLOR.' It was a coup at the time," said Alicia CONDON, a former senior editor with Silhouette Books.
CONDON edited TAILOR/TAYLOR's book Hold Back The Night, which became a huge seller for the U.S. publisher.
"It had an emotional depth and drama to it that was not common at that time in contemporary romance; it was a book that really struck me," CONDON remembered.
The story featured a young woman who falls in love with a sculptor. There is a misunderstanding and she has his child without him ever knowing.
The copy editor who worked on the book told CONDON it was the best book she'd ever read. CONDON herself wrote to BROUSE in a letter: "This book wrings tears out of me every time I read it."
From 1979 to about 1984, BROUSE wrote dozens of romance novels, many of which were translated and published in Japanese, Italian, French, Portuguese and Swedish. They were never just tales of girl-meets-older-'n'-wealthier-man, and she was never just a dilettante tossing off fanciful froth between lunch engagements.
"She was up every morning at 5 a.m. writing until 5 p.m. and then she would make dinner for all of us. We'd all descend on her in her study after school wanting to know what we were having for dinner. She really did keep it all together," said her daughter Gillian BROUSE.
A former advertising copywriter, Barbara BROUSE thoroughly researched the locales for her stories, whether she had been there or not. She displayed all her books on a shelf behind her desk and enjoyed getting letters from her fans. "They would tell her that she touched their lives," said Gillian. "They don't say that when you write an ad for a refrigerator."
But five years after she began writing, she stopped. She never wrote another romance. It was years before she wanted to write another book -- and when she did, it consumed her.
After she fought her way back from a stroke that robbed her of her ability to speak, BROUSE began a long journey of introspection that resulted in her need to tell her own story. She wrote three volumes, The Drumming, Lion In The Drawer and Dolly, of polished but raw, painful stories of childhood abuse.
More than anything she had written, she wanted these published. After immersing herself in the fiction of love conquers all, she wanted desperately to tell a true story of overcoming cruelty. But when she died at 73 of a heart attack on February 23, she still hadn't found a publisher.
BROUSE was born in Indore, India; her Canadian father was a missionary doctor who tended to many of the prisoners of war made famous in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. He was also Lord Mountbatten's physician. She was sent away to an Irish boarding school when she was six, then came to Toronto to attend Brown public school, Bishop Strachan School and the University of Toronto.
She was hired by Simpson's to write advertising copy, but after she met and married Leo BROUSE, the couple started their own advertising agency, Lionel T. Brouse and Associates. It was a good time to be in the advertising game. "It was very creative and a lot of fun then," said Margaret BREAK. She and her husband Paul were great Friends with the couple, who were at the centre of the social set of the '60s. They were golden: he was urbane, witty and charismatic; she was beautiful and talented. She wrote the lyrics for the jingle "It's hard not to think of the Bay" and "Kleenex knows noses."
She worked from home, where she looked after their four children: Andrew, now a researcher and PhD candidate at University of Plymouth the twins Gillian, a marketing consultant currently on maternity leave, and Susan, a casting director in Vancouver, and Terance, a communications consultant.
In a house teeming with books and children, she made up stories about a gang of crazy alley cats for her own brood. But when their ad business took a downturn, her marriage showed the strain. Leo BROUSE, who died in 1999, took to sleeping all day and roaming the house at night, a drink at hand. Barbara BROUSE bought a box full of romance novels, studied them and started writing. The marriage officially ended when she stopped writing them.
She sold the big house in Rosedale and all the antiques. "Barbara scoffed at all that anyway," said her friend Buck HENRY, a hairdresser. They met when he came to look at some of the antiques she was selling.
BROUSE was barely into her 60s when she was felled by a massive stroke in 1997. Her carotid artery completely closed down; she could not remember any words and she had to learn how to speak all over again. No one understood the process. In fact, doctors told her she might never be able to walk or talk again.
Henry and the four children took turns being with her in the hospital. He remembers the despair of watching his friend struggling and failing -- to say even a one-syllable word.
"I remember Gillian saying to me 'I just want my Mom back,'" he said.
Her children recall her trying to tell them something after the stroke. Someone handed her a piece of paper so she could spell it out. She wrote "moves," then crossed it out, "woves," crossed it out as well. They started guessing words. Finally someone said "loves." "Yes," she said, pointing in turn to each of her children. "Love, love, love, love."
Her love of language may have saved her: she read and memorized the poetry she loved until the sound of those words became familiar to her again. When her father died in 1994, she turned to writing to revisit her childhood and recover the memories of the abuse she remembers receiving at the hands of her mother. It was also the way she wanted to thank the servants in the family home in India, whom she was convinced saved her from even worse trauma.
"Nobody was helping her do this, her writing was helping her," said her friend Peggy STAMP, who is a therapist. "It turned out to be the route to her unconscious."
But many of her Friends were uncomfortable when BROUSE talked about her latest writing. They had been fine with her escapism writing, the romance novels with the inevitable happy endings, but were threatened and frightened by her memoirs.
Some of them didn't believe her, and she spent years researching and trying to verify her memories.
The three unpublished volumes are her life's work. Not the hundreds of thousands of novels sold round the world by Abra TAILOR/TAYLOR or Araby SCOTT. Her children understand that; they say they are determined to find a publisher for their mother's last and most important words.

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CONDOYANNIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-01 published
BUCEK, Gertrude Anna " Trude"
peacefully at Leisureworld Scarboro, just before dawn on Saturday, February 26, 2005 in her 91st year.
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, talented homemaker, gardener, arts enthusiast, antique collector and hostess extraordinaire, she went silently and very gently into that good night. Born in Vienna in the early months of World War I, she lived in Austria and former Czechoslovakia until she emigrated to Canada in 1951 with her husband and four (soon to be five) young daughters. From her mother, Matilde BOUKAL, an opera singer, and her father Richard WALDEK, owner of the Grand Hotel Waldek in Pilsen, she interited a love of opera and a remarkable sense of style. Friends and family have witnessed with sadness more than a decade of dramatically declining health. Her daughters are very grateful to caregivers Francine BARIT and more recently Brenda SYLVESTER together with the dedicated staff of the 6th floor at Leisureworld Scarboro.
Predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 63 years, Jaro, she is remembered with love by her daughters Olga KORPER (Leo MEYER,) Sylvia BUCEK, Trude MEYER (Wolfgang), Mimi MARROCCO (Frank), and Hélène BUCEK- MacKEY (Ernie). Beloved "Babi" to Sasha KORPER (Gregory Axelson), Kim MEYER- CECH (Alexander), Marc SELLITTO, Lillian MEYER- JANZEK (Andreas), Emily MARROCCO (Michael CONDOYANNIS), Phillip MEYER, Rachel DAVIES (Rob), Angela MARROCCO and Ted MARROCCO. Great-grandmother of Taiga, Kirin, Jackson and Matthew. Visitation on Wednesday, March 2, 7: 00 - 9:00 p.m. at McDougall And Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (east of Brimley). Funeral Mass will be celebration on Thursday, March 3 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph Street (corner of Bay Street, one block north of Wellesley). Donations in her memory to the Canadian Opera Company or to the University of St. Michael's College (81 Saint Mary Street, Toronto M5S 1J4) would be appreciated.

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BUCEK, Gertrude Anna " Trude"
Peacefully at Leisureworld Scarborough, just before dawn on Saturday, February 26, 2005, in her 91st year. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, talented homemaker, gardener, arts enthusiast, antique collector and hostess extraordinaire, she went silently and very gently into that good night. Born in Vienna in the early months of World War 1, she lived in Austria and former Czechoslovakia until she emigrated to Canada in 1951 with her husband and four (soon to be five) young daughters. From her mother, Matilde BOUKAL, an opera singer, and her father Richard WALDEK, owner of the Grand Hotel Waldek in Pilsen, she inherited a love of opera and a remarkable sense of style. Friends and family have witnessed with sadness more than a decade of dramatically declining health. Her daughters are very grateful to caregivers Francine BARIT and more recently Brenda SYLVESTER, together with the dedicated staff of the 6th floor at Leisureworld Scarborough. Predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 63 years, Jaro, she is remembered with love by her daughters Olga KORPER (Leo MEYER,) Sylvia BUCEK, Trude MEYER (Wolfgang,) Mimi MARROCCO (Frank,) and Hélène BUCEK- MacKEY (Ernie.) Beloved "Babi" to Sasha KORPER (Gregory AXELSON), Kim MEYER- CECH (Alexander), Marc SELLITTO, Lilian MEYER- JANZEK (Andreas), Emily MARROCCO (Michael CONDOYANNIS), Phillip MEYER, Rachel DAVIES (Rob,) Angela MARROCCO and Ted MARROCCO. Great-grandmother of Taiga, Kirin, Jackson and Matthew. Visitation on Wednesday, March 2, 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at McDougall And Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (east of Brimley). Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 3 at 10: 30 a.m at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph Street (corner of Bay Street, one block north of Wellesley). Donations in her memory to the Canadian Opera Company or to the University of St. Michael's College (81 Saint Mary Street, Toronto, M5S 1J4) would be greatly appreciated.

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CONDRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
O'NEILL, Robert
Peacefully at Kipling Acres on Monday, April 4, 2005, in his 91st year. Dear father of Daniel (Suzanne), Michael (Ann), Kathleen ATTARD (Joe), Patrick (Martha), Maureen, Mary, Elizabeth WILSON (Chuck) and Ann Marie. Robert will be sadly missed by his 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by his companion and friend Marie SPENCER, and his nephew Michael CONDRAN. Friends will be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (1 block east of Runnymede), on Thursday from 9 until 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 11 a.m at St. Anthony's Parish, 1041 Bloor St. West, followed by cremation.

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CONEGLIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-22 published
CONEGLIO, Ben Jr. " Big Ben"
Suddenly at home on Friday, May 20, 2005, in his 52nd year. Will be dearly missed by his mother and father Hélène and Ben CONEGLIO (Ruth); siblings Toni (Ian), Michele, James and Steven; nieces Nicole and Danielle; step-sons David and Martin; and good friend Joanne JACK. Ben was the owner and operator of Heritage Woodwrights in Toronto. For many years he was at the Harbourside Flea Market in Toronto. Cremation has taken place. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate Ben's life at Zarcone's (2551 Rymal Road East, Elfrida) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. In memory of Ben, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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CONELY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
McRAE, Joan
On Friday, November 11, 2005 a truly caring, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Joan McRAE of Sebright, Ontario passed away suddenly in a fatal car crash. She was a strong woman persevering through some difficult times in her life, but was always there with open arms and love for all of us, always thinking of her family first. She will be forever cherished, loved and missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will live on in all of our hearts forever. Children: Gwen and Angelo PERONI (Sebright;) Carole and Paul PILGER (Cumberland Beach) Pat GILLESPIE and Malcolm ROSS (Brampton;) Norma (deceased) and Ian CONELY (Ajax); Deb and Mike McMILLAN (Tottenham); Bob McRAE and Joeann McCARTHY (Toronto;) John and Heather McRAE (Sebright) Bill and Velma McRAE (Toronto;) grandchildren: Mike and Janet PERONI (Sebright;) Dan and Holly PERONI (Sebright;) Terry and Stephanie CARPENTER (Barrie); Lee CARPENTER and Kathleen BEARD (Barrie;) John and Shandel PILGER (Cumberland Beach;) Lisa and Eddy LOPEZ (Bainsville); David GILLESPIE and Julie ANDREWS (Brampton) Jaime CONELY and Kevin COMPANION (Ajax); Cheryl CONELY and Cliff GOULET (Ajax); Scott CONELY (Ajax); Amanda CONELY (Ajax); Darryl LAFEE and Danielle LOVELL (Acton); Jen LAFEE and Rob McMILLAN (Acton;) Mark LAFEE (Brampton;) Chrystal WOOLDRIDGE and Greg McMILLAN (Acton); Mel McRAE (Orillia); Michelle McRAE (Hamilton) John McRAE (Sebright); James McRAE (Sebright); Aaron McRAE (Toronto) Myles McRAE (Toronto): Great Grandchildren: Kirsten and Catherine CARPENTER (Barrie); Austen LOVELL (Acton); Justin, Emma and Jackson PERONI (Sebright;) Johnny and Madison PILGER (Cumberland Beach) Kendra McMILLAN (Acton;) Summer WOOLDRIDGE (Acton:) sister, Audrey SIBBALD. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews and their children. Predeceased by her husband, our father Norman McRAE, and daughter, our sister, Norma CONELY, and by her brother, Art BAKER. Family and close Friends are invited to visit with the family at Joan's home on Wednesday, November 16 between 2: 00 and 7: 00 p.m.

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CONERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
CONERT- KRAMP, Eva Margarete
At St. Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday, October 2, 2005 in her 82nd year. Beloved mother of Anna THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband James of Bridgenorth; Stephan KRAMP and his wife Marie of Midland; and Charlotte RITMAN and her husband Robin of Newfoundland. Loving Oma of Raven RITMAN, and Erica, Andrea and Rachael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Eva will be sadly missed by all who knew her in Germany, Midland, Toronto, and the St. Catharines area, which she loved so much. There will be Celebrations of Eva's life on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m., in the St. Joseph's at Fleming Chapel, 659 Brealey Drive, Peterborough; and on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Butler Funeral Home Chapel, 33 Duke Street, St. Catharines. In memory of Eva, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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CONERY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
FREEBURN, John
Mr. John FREEBURN, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at his residence at the age of 69. John was a son of the late John and Diane (LAUZON) FREEBURN and was a lifelong resident of Wallaceburg. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, in Wallaceburg, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2102. John was a retired employee of the Dominion Glass Company in Wallaceburg.
Beloved husband of 51 years to Theresa (HINNEGAN) FREEBURN. Loving father and father-in-law of: Erin (FREEBURN) CONERY of Hamilton, Joseph FREEBURN and Carl OSTER of Vancouver, British Columbia, Edward and Michelle FREEBURN of Wallaceburg, Shannon FREEBURN and Todd CELOTTO of Mississauga, Jack FREEBURN of Toronto, and Liz FREEBURN of Niagara Falls. Beloved Poppy of Lauren, Meghan, Jamison, Brennan, Lucas, Reilly and Ava. Dear brother and brother-in-law of: Pat and Monique of Bracebridge, Irene MALLETTE of Wallaceburg, Mary VANMEENEN of Wallaceburg, Kathleen and Emile GOGLIA of Wallaceburg, Mary Anne TROIAN of Orillia, Deanna FORGIE of Wallaceburg, and Doreen and Jerry LUCIER of Wallaceburg. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, on Friday, April 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday April 9, 2005. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Parish Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m., and Knights of Columbus Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Friday at 8 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto may be left at the funeral home.

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