COOKE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-10-19 published
JOHNSTON, Leona Mary (COOKE)
At Grey Gables, Markdale, on Sunday, October 2, 2005 in her 80th year. Leona COOKE was the beloved wife of Bill JOHNSTON of Vandeleur. Loving mother of Dave (Emma) of Toronto, Ruth JOHNSTON of Markdale, Gordon (Susan) JOHNSTON of Vandeleur. She will always be loved and remembered by her two grand_sons, Jeremiah and Jonah. She is survived by sisters Darlene DRAPER, Janet (Roy) YOUNG all of Emo, brother-in-law Don JOHNSTON of Vandeleur, and sister-in-law Dorothy (Cecil) SCHMITT of Hanover. Predeceased by her brother Berneth COOKE and sister-in-law Marie PATTON. The service was held at the Markdale Baptist Church on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. Interment - Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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COOKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-28 published
COOKE, Maye (DES BRISAY)
At Markham-Stouffville Hospital, on Thursday, May 26th, 2005, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Francis COOKE. Dear mother of Paul (Lara), James (Donna), Peter (Connie) and Andrew (Lizete). Loving grandmother of Sterling, Hayden, Cadence, Bryce, Gregory, Liam, Sean, Lain and George. Dear sister of Elizabeth (Lloyd) TAILOR/TAYLOR, Harold (Helen) DINSMORE, and the late Stanley DINSMORE and his wife Joy. Maye was a dedicated teacher, tireless volunteer and vibrant member of the community who will be missed by all and especially by her Friends at Markham Missionary Church. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road) Markham, on Sunday 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m.. Service in Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive (East of McCowan), on Monday at 11: 00 a.m.. Interment, Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Markham Missionary Church would be appreciated.
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COOKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-04 published
JOHNSTON, Leona Mary (COOKE)
At Grey Gables, Markdale on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005, in her 80th year. Leona COOKE was the beloved wife of Bill JOHNSTON, of Vandeleur. Loving mother of Dave (Emma), of Toronto, Ruth JOHNSTON, of Markdale, Gordon (Susan) JOHNSTON, of Vandeleur. She will always be loved and remembered by her two grand_sons, Jeremiah and Jonah. She is survived by sisters, Darlene DRAPER, Janet (Roy) YOUNG, all of Emo; brother-in-law, Don JOHNSTON, of Vandeleur and sister-in-law Dorothy (Cecil) SCHMITT, of Hanover. Predeceased by her brother Berneth COOKE. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday, October 5th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The service will be held at the Markdale Baptist Church on Thursday, October 6th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-24 published
VIEIRA, Palmira
At London Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, January 23, 2005, Palmira VIEIRA in her 62nd year. Beloved wife of Artur VIEIRA. Loving mother of Celia VIEIRA of London, Lizete Vieira COOKE (Andrew) of Toronto and Nelson VIEIRA (Sandra NORIEGA) of London. Loved grandmother of Taylor MADISON. Dear sister of Alice PEIXOTO, Jose SOUSA (Leonor) and Cidalina BATISTA (Jose,) all of Portugal. Predeceased by her sister Guilhermina. Visitiors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church (Elm St. at Hamilton Rd.), date and time to be announced. Entombment St. Peter's Cemetery.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
JONES, Barbara (POOLE)
The family of David "Lorne" JONES of Grimsby, formerly of London, sadly wishes to announce his passing on Sunday, May 1, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (POOLE) JONES (1994.) Loved father of David and Brenda JONES, Edward and Maria JONES, Edward and Sandy MANTZ, Murray and Madeline MANTZ, Gayle and Chantelle JONES, Carol and Robert WESTON, Carol and George GUILIANI and Sandra MANTZ. Proud grandpa of 13 grandchildren. Dear brother of Robert and Eileen JONES and Thelma SMITH. Best friend of Tracy COOKE. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by his grand_son Nicholas JONES and brothers Ken, Ivan and Allen. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth) on Thursday, May 5, 2005 from noon to 2: 00 p.m. where the Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
LEATHONG, Florence (BERTLING)
Peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 27th, 2005, Florence (BERTLING) LEATHONG of Tillsonburg in her 86th year. Born in Middleton Twshp., April 7th, 1920 daughter of the late Francis (Frank) Leo BERTLING and the late former Myrtle (BARHAM) BERTLING.
(Member of the Saint John's Anglican Church, Tillsonburg and A.C.W., former member of the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Past President of Tillsonburg Golf and Country Club (Ladies Division). "Many will remember Florence for her warm and friendly personality with her nice welcoming smile". She was a dedicated Avon Salesperson who was recognized by Avon Canada.
Predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years James A. LEATHONG (July 10, 2002). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of: Thomas LEATHONG and his wife Nancy of Burlington, Richard LEATHONG and his wife Lyn of Tillsonburg and Barbara and her husband Paul MUTTER of Brussels. Proud grandmother of: Jaime and Sean LEATHONG, Kristine ROMYN, Mehgan and Stacy LEATHONG and Curtis and Kevin Mutter. Survived by a sister Joan ADAM/ADAMS of Delhi, and two sisters-in-law Lois COOKE of Penticton, British Columbia, Marilyn PENNINGTON of London. Predeceased by two brothers: Max BERTLING and Ray BERTLING. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the family and share memories on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519) 842-4238. Complete Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Florence LEATHONG to be conducted on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at the Saint John's Anglican Church, Ridout Street (at Bidwell), Tillsonburg by Reverend Richard A. JONES. Inurnment in the Bertling Family Plot at the Delhi Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations (payable by cheque only) to the "Saint John's Church - Kitchen Fund" or the "Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation" or the "Canadian Cancer Society" can be arranged through the Verhoeve Funeral Home.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
TROTT, Muriel Margaret (née LOOBY)
Muriel Margaret (LOOBY) TROTT of Clinton passed away peacefully at the Clinton Public Hospital on Monday, August 15, 2005 in her 87th year. Born in Dublin, Ontario, July 9, 1919, she was the last remaining member of a family of eight children born to the late Louis James LOOBY (1938) and his wife, the former Ann Marie RYAN (1981.) Muriel received her elementary and secondary education from the Ursuline Sisters in Dublin, Ontario. On July 9, 1941, she was married at Saint Martin's Catholic Church, London, Ontario to Clarence A. (Ted) TROTT, Seaforth, who predeceased her on January 22, 1987. Muriel had a writing career, which she commenced as a free-lance journalist and photographer in 1944, retiring in 1974. As such, she was associated with the London Free Press, The Stratford Beacon Herald and CKNX a.m. Wingham. Muriel was a dedicated member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Clinton for 55 years and contributed to its history by her extensive research. She was a faithful member of the Catholic Womens League and was recently presented with her 60 year membership pin. Her interests in the community earned her an honourary life membership with the Clinton Public Hospital Auxiliary and recognition as a charter member of the Clinton Community Credit Union, now Heartland Credit Union.
Surviving are a daughter Ann COOKE, Barrie, two grandchildren, Katherine JACKSON, and her husband Chris, Oakville and Peter NESBITT and his wife, Janice, London, three great grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua JACKSON, and Jeffrey NESBITT. Also surviving is her grandchildren's father, David NESBITT, Kitchener and a brother-in-law Romaus J. CURRAN, Montreal, Quebec. Muriel will be missed by her many nieces and nephews, and their families, who provided constant love and support. The devotion and care shown by her niece, Pauline Goettler HARTFIEL brought her great joy and happiness during her senior years. Besides her husband, Muriel was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Susan NESBITT, two sisters Loreen CURRAN, and Ally GOETTLER and her husband George; five brothers, Reverend Arthur R. LOOBY, C.S.B., Joseph and his wife Edna, Clayton and his wife Kathryn, Clarence and his wife Margaret, Louis and his wife Bernice and a nephew Arthur Clayton LOOBY and a great-niece Ann HARTFIEL. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Clinton on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Dublin. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 3: 45 p.m.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
CAPON, Frederick George
Frederick George CAPON passed away suddenly at Saint Mary's General Hospital on Thursday, August 25, 2005 in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Lucy CAPON (née McWATERS.) Loving father of Beven (Jane) MORRIS. Cherished grandfather of Beth (Rick ZAVITZ) MORRIS, Jeffrey (Joyce) MORRIS and Brigette COOKE. Great-grandfather of Jacob ZAVITZ, Jessica MORRIS and Emmett ZAVITZ. Dear brother of the late Ethel THOMAS, Sid CAPON and Percy CAPON. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2005 at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home 652-2020.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
LANGILLE, Marianne "Maria Johanna" (née STEVENS)
Peacefully with her family by her side at her residence R.R.#2 Harley on Monday September 5, 2005. Marianne (Maria Johanna) LANGILLE (née STEVENS) in her 60th year. Loving wife of Wayne LANGILLE, mother of Angeline LANGILLE of Paris, and William LANGILLE (Stacey) of Harley. Dear grandmother of Ashley (John) TUCK and Alicia TUCK and great-grandmother of Kassidy. Loving sister of John (Trudy) STEVENS of Ipperwash and Wilhelmina (John) VAN LIESHOUT of Granton. Predeceased by her father, William STEVENS (1968) and mother Johanna STEVENS (1993.) Sister-in-law of Hilda (Wray) MISENER, Shirley (Tom) POOLER, Betty (Doug) MARTIN, Alice MUNRO, Grace (Judd) EMMETT, Norma (Ken) DAVIDSON, Charlie (Donna) LANGILLE, Terry (Edna) LANGILLE, Eric (Linda) LANGILLE. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and also several cousins in Holland. Marianne was a member of the Good Neighbours Club of New Durham, enjoyed quilting and spending time with family and Friends and working in her garden. Friends will be received at the Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King Street, Burford on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday September 8, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with Father Frank MANNO officiating. As expression of sympathy donations in Marianne's memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Community Care Access Centre of Brantford. Special thanks to Alice MUNRO for the love and caring given to Marianne during her illness, together with Dorothy BURTON, Bev HEENEY and Mary LEROUX for their assistance, Tammy COOKE of Community Care Access Centre and the staff and the Victorian Order of Nurses of Brantford for their compassionate care. Keith OVINGTON 449-1112.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-25 published
WIEDERHOLD, Frances Doreen (née LEMMON)
After a lengthy illness at Scarborough General Hospital on Thursday, March 24, 2005. Beloved wife of Ken for 49 year. Loving mother of Debbie, Donna (Bradley), Denise (Jack), Dawn (Paul), and Jordan. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jason, Jacqueline, Daniel, Carly and Gregory. Also survived by her brothers Angus (Doris) and Mike (Bonnie). Predeceased by her sisters Evelyn and Jean, and her brother-in-law Roy COOKE. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Frances was also a foster mother to over 130 children for the Toronto Children's Aid Society. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in Doreen's memory. A special thank you to the nurses at Bendale Acres and Scarborough General Hospital.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
WIEDERHOLD, Frances Doreen (née LEMMON)
After a lengthy illness at Scarborough General Hospital on Thursday, March 24, 2005. Beloved wife of Ken for 49 year. Loving mother of Debbie, Donna (Bradley), Denise (Jack), Dawn (Paul), and Jordan. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jason, Jacqueline, Daniel, Carly and Gregory. Also survived by her brothers Angus (Doris) and Mike (Bonnie). Predeceased by her sisters Evelyn and Jean, and her brother-in-law Roy COOKE. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Frances was also a foster mother to over 130 children for the Toronto Children's Aid Society. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in Doreen's memory. A special thank you to the nurses at Bendale Acres and Scarborough General Hospital.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
COONS, Herbert Lindsay
Herbert Lindsay COONS formally of Toronto passed away quietly at his home in Fredericton, Friday April 29 in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Doris (COOKE) brothers Willis COONS (World War 2) and John EPPLETT. Beloved father of Nancy and David TIMMINS of Fredericton, Linda and Jim HANSEN of Vancouver, Annalee and Francis WEBSTER of Creemore and Bill and Linda COONS of Pickering. Grandfather of Leah and Andrew TIMMINS, Mathew and Adam WEBSTER, Brandon and Courtney COONS. He is survived by his brother Gilbert COONS. Originally from Morrisburg, and prior to his graduation from University of Toronto as P.Eng. and class president, Herb lead a distinguished service career in the Royal Canadian Air Force being awarded the D.F.C. and Bar for chronicled episodes in Burma and the Atlantic. His determination and focus as one of Toronto's prominent professional surveyors during the 60's found him as an integral component in major urban projects. His transition to mining engineering brought forth an involvement in precious metal and petroleum exploration that encompassed most of North and South America as well as the Caribbean. His love of the great outdoors and the simpler country and cottage life found him living in Thornbury, and most recently enjoying the Maritime lifestyle with his eldest daughter Nancy and her family. Her family offers grateful and appreciative thanks for all involved in Herb's final journey. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Herb's life will be held at a later date.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
COOKE, William Jacob " Bill"
At his home in Burlington, Ontario on Thursday, May 12, 2005 in his 74th year. Loving husband of Louise COOKE (née OATES.) Cherished father of Daryl CHLEBUS and her husband David, Debra COOKE, David COOKE and his wife Frances and Donna Lee HALL (Bruce). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Sterling, Myles, Remington, Jack and Kyle. Dear brother of Barry COOKE and his wife Rhoda. Predeceased by his first wife Mary Elizabeth GRAY/GREY (2000) and his parents Jacob and Elizabeth COOKE. Bill was Past President of the National Concrete Products Association of Canada, Past Director of the National Concrete Masonry Association of the United States, and the Ontario Ready Mix Concrete Association. He served as President of the Rotary Club of Burlington (1961-1962), was honoured with a Paul Harris Fellowship (1981), is a member of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians where he was the first Commodore of the Rotary Lake Ontario Fleet, and The Antique and Classic Boat Society. Bill is a Benefactor of the Rotary Foundation and since joining Rotary he has had 53 years of 100% attendance. Visitation at the Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of Bill's Life will be held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington on Monday, May 16th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation with interment to follow later at Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington. Expressions of sympathy to The Rotary Club of Burlington Centennial Project would be sincerely appreciated by the family. 'Believe me, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as messing about in boats' The Wind in The Willows www.smithsfh.com

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-21 published
Herb COONS, Aviator And Engineer 1918-2005
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot used his DC-3 transport plane to break up an attack by Japanese Zeros. His tenacious action earned him another Distinguished Flying Cross
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, June 21, 2005, Page S9
Herb COONS was one of the few Canadian pilots to serve in the war against Japan. He was decorated for flying his unarmed Dakota, the military version of a DC-3, straight at a Japanese fighter plane.
On January 15, 1945, Squadron Leader COONS was leading seven Dakota aircraft in a history-making mission over Burma. They were dropping fuel and other supplies to elite British and Indian jungle troops, known as the Chindits, who were fighting behind enemy lines. Never before had a large fighting force been supplied entirely from the air.
The Royal Canadian Air Force planes were attacked by seven Japanese Zeros. "As one of the Zeros bore down on COONS's aircraft, he waited until it was only 400 yards away, then, with super-human effort, he yanked the lumbering transport into as tight and as steep a turn as he could," wrote Arthur Bishop in his book, Courage in the Air, a series of stories about Canadian air heroes.
The Zero slipped by and Mr. COONS repeated the manoeuvre four more times. When the fighter gave up and attacked other planes, he flew at the Zero to draw fire away from his colleagues. Mr. COONS repeated the trick, but was so low his wing scraped the jungle canopy. The fighters called off their attack and he managed to limp back to the airfield in India with a large section of the wing missing. The action resulted in a "bar" to a Distinguished Flying Cross he had earlier won. (The bar, in effect, was a second Distinguished Flying Cross.)
There were two Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons (435 and 436) sent to the Burma campaign in December of 1944. There was political pressure in Ottawa to have the squadrons return as soon as they arrived. For one thing, politicians (and even some senior Royal Canadian Air Force staff) thought flying in Southeast Asia was "as restful as a holiday at a luxury spa," according to Robert FARQUHARSON, a University of Toronto professor who later wrote a book about the Royal Canadian Air Force in Second World War Burma.
"For the squadron as a whole, this January 12 encounter with the enemy was a rude and abrupt awakening to the reality of war," he wrote in For Your Tomorrow: Canadians and the Burma Campaign 1941-1945. "Six squadron member had been killed, five wounded, two aircraft shot down, and one badly damaged."
It was dangerous work flying across unmapped mountains and uncharted jungles. "The real problems for us were flying in the mountains and the monsoon weather," Prof. FARQUHARSON once told Legion Magazine. "We got pretty good at looking ahead and seeing where the darkness in the clouds was and flying around it.
"One day I misjudged which way it was moving and it turned out it was coming towards me. One moment we were going up at about 5,000 feet a minute and the next we were going down at the same rate. The co-pilot and I both had our feet on the dashboard and were pulling on the stick to get out of the downdraft. We then climbed to get free of the mountains."
Pilots and crew, often supplemented by ground crew who volunteered to go along as "kickers" to help push out cargo, regularly made two and sometimes three flights a day. "We had to fly every day," said Prof. FARQUHARSON. " The army depended upon it... Up in the north in the mountains we were dropping supplies all the time. As the army moved south, the land became flatter and we landed more than we dropped."
Herb COONS, who was born on a farm in Matilda Township, grew up in eastern Ontario. His family was descended from Pennsylvania Dutch settlers who had migrated north. His father died when he was a still in public school. His mother later married a teacher who became a high-school principal and then a professor at Queen's University in Kingston. The family lived in several places in eastern Ontario, including Napanee and Collins Bay.
After high school, Mr. COONS went to the University of Toronto, where he was studying mining engineering when the Second World War broke out. He finished his year, then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in June of 1940 (two brothers followed him). He was commissioned a flying officer 10 months later and was assigned to the Royal Air Force's Coastal Command as a navigator on Sunderland flying boats.
The Sunderland was designed as an airliner, a double-decker plane with sleeping quarters and a galley to prepare hot food. Amphibious, it took off and landed on water. The military version was used in long-range, anti-submarine patrols. A large, four-engine plane one of them once landed on the Atlantic to rescue 34 seamen from a torpedoed merchant ship -- it carried a big payload of bombs and depth charges for use against U-boats.
The Sunderlands were slow at 110 knots, but bristled with firepower. With 14 machine guns pointing in every direction, the planes could hold their own against German fighters. German airmen called them Fliegende Stachelsweine (flying porcupine).
Herb COONS was in a Sunderland that shot down a Focke-Wolfe Kurrier, Germany's only four-engine bomber. On the other hand, two of his aircraft had to ditch in the ocean. Flying Officer COONS, as he then was, distinguished himself by pinpointing the position of the Sunderland so the crew could be rescued. Three times, his Sunderland was attacked by fighters. On one occasion, the plane caught fire and he put it out. It was one of the actions that won him his first Distinguished Flying Cross.
"When on another sortie, the bomb room caught fire... this officer gallantly assisted in extinguishing the outbreak," read part of the citation for his Distinguished Flying Cross. "Flying Officer COONS is an extremely cool and efficient navigator whose courage and devotion to duty have been most praiseworthy."
One of his Friends and fellow airmen said Mr. COONS later described the action with an understated modesty. "There was a fire between me and the door," he told Wally DUMONT. "I had no choice but to put it out."
Mr. COONS flew in long-range missions from bases in Northern Ireland and as far south as Sierra Leone in West Africa. Flights were as long as 20 hours, and the 11-man crew came to appreciate the Sunderland's on-board galley. Some crew members would sleep. Navigator COONS was once woken up and called to the cockpit. The plane was over Spanish territory and was being fired on by anti-aircraft guns. "Where are we?" asked the confused pilot.
"I'd say we're over enemy territory," replied Mr. COONS.
Eventually, Mr. COONS was selected for pilot training and sent home to Canada to learn how to fly. From there he was assigned to the Far East campaign. Until then, like many Canadians, he enjoyed his time in Britain. His Canadian accent meant the class-conscious British couldn't pigeonhole him. As a farm kid from eastern Ontario, he relished spending his leave at a posh estate in England's Lake District. Only once during the war did he manage to meet up with both his brothers, who were also in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His brother Gib was a Spitfire pilot who survived his younger brother Willis, also in Coastal Command, did not.
Herb COONS was not always easy to get along with, said Gib COONS. The temperament that would make a man fly a slow unarmed plane at a fast, armed fighter came out later in life. "He could be abrasive."
After the war, Mr. COONS returned to the University of Toronto and finished his degree. Although he had worked in underground mines during summers before the war, he went into civil engineering. In the early 1950s, he read in the newspaper that E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR was turning Toronto-area farmland into the suburb of Don Mills. He decided to approach the financier Taylor directly.
"He walked into his office and said he could do the surveying for him," said his son, Bill. "After a long meeting, Dad got the business. Later, he had as many as 40 people working for him and they also surveyed sections for the new 401 highway."
Mr. COONS's business career had its highs and lows. He later got involved in some mining projects where he both made money and lost money. Always a curious man, he took a course in computer programming long before the advent of the International Business Machines Corporation Personal Computer. He had wanted to understand how computers worked.
Mr. COONS stopped working about 10 years ago. He spent the last five years of his life in Fredericton living with his daughter Nancy and her family.
Herbert Lindsay COONS was born near Morrisburg, Ontario, on February 13, 1918. He died in Fredericton on April 29, 2005. His wife, Doris COOKE, died 10 years ago. He is survived by his daughters Nancy, Linda and Annalee and by his son Bill.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-06 published
BOURASSA, Paul Emile
World War 2 Veteran - Royal Canadian Air Force No. 419 Squadron
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Paul BOURASSA, on Monday, July 25, 2005, in his 90th year after a lengthy illness fought with courage and dignity. He joins his beloved wife of 53 years, Thelma BOURASSA (née MARSHALL.) Dad is survived by his five children: Lynn, Paul (Violet), John and Dale BOURASSA and Anne HARDY (Glenn COOKE;) his ten grandchildren Ryan, Renee, Shawn, Paul, Shannon, Michael, Jody and Krista BOURASSA, Lauren and Jordan HARDY; two great-grandchildren - Kayleigh and Shane MITTS and his sister Jeanne MILJOURS of Noranda, Quebec.
Dad was a terrific father. He spent the larger portion of his income on housing, feeding and clothing five children yet he still found money to purchase passes to the local outdoor swimming pool during the summer, take us on camping trips to Lake Simcoe as well as outings to Musselman's Lake and Niagara Falls.
And it was pretty amazing having a Dad who was a war hero. He saved three men from his burning Lancaster bomber when it crashed in England after returning from a bombing mission. For that feat, he personally received a Distinguished Flying Cross from King George VI.
Dad was a fitness guru long before it became popular. Even in the last year of his life, test results indicated his heart was like that of a 50 year old man. He walked vigorously after every meal and was still cycling at the age of 85. In addition, to exercising, Dad loved to garden, golf, bowl, tend to his dog and cat, read biographies and do crossword puzzles, all while listening to his beloved country music.
We children have learned a lot from Dad. We get our love of cleanliness and orderliness from him as well as our strong work ethic. If something broke down in the house, he would fix it before eating his dinner. He was not a procrastinator and neither are any of his children.
At Dad's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. However, a Dedication Ceremony will be held at Trenton War Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. to commemorate a plaque in his honour. Dad, we willl remember the twinkle in your eye.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-13 published
GAMBLES, Anne " Nancy" (née CORDELL)
at 90 years of age passed away peacefully with her son at her side on October 11th, 2005 at Guildwood/ Extendicare, after 50 years on Cadorna Ave., and many happy summers at Nantyr Park, Lake Simcoe. She was loved by her family: husband John (Jack) of Business Systems and the 48th Highlanders (deceased); son, John Cordell GAMBLES and daughter-in-law Barbara; son, Charles Christopher GAMBLES (deceased;) daughter, Barbara ALLAWAY (deceased) granddaughter, Kelly and husband Shawn GOULDING; grand_sons, Steven ALLAWAY and Bryan GAMBLES (deceased;) great granddaughters, Danielle and Amber; and great grand_son, Scott. Aunt Nancy is lovingly remembered by Pauline McGILVRAY, Candice NOLIVOS and son Thomas, John LINTNER; Judith COOKE, Barbara RAMSDALE, Angela, Sharon, Lorraine, Janice, Bob and the Mason family. Special thanks to her daughter-in-law Barbara who was her dedicated friend and caregiver for over 30 years; to her grandchildren and great grandchildren for their love and attention; to the McGilvray's and their children and grandchildren, whose constant special visits brought much joy; to her neighbours on Cadorna, especially the Littles who made her feel safe and Denny BOUCHER who shovelled her snow and cared for her lawn like it was his own for so many years; to her Friends Anne BURTON and Eileen BILLING for always staying in touch; and, to Vera and the staff of Guildwood for their care and understanding.
Visitation will be from 11: 00 a.m. and services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough (just east of St. Clair Ave.) on Friday, October 14, 2005. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be sent to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-23 published
COOKE, Mary (née HAYTON)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at Leisureworld Home in Elmira, in her 89th year. Mary, beloved wife of the late George "Jim" COOKE. Mother of the late Vaughan COOKE, Christine MAYER- KRISTOLAITIS and her husband Georges, and James 'Jay' COOKE and his wife Erin. Grandmother to Melissa, Ryan, James, Sean, Vaughan, and Alanna. Great-grandmother to Tanner and Jamieson. A private funeral service was held Monday, November 21, 2005 at Trinity United Church in Elmira. Memorial contributions to your local animal shelter would be gratefully appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
BATE, Dr. George Warburton
Death occurred peacefully December 2nd, 2005, at his home in Saint John, New Brunswick. He died with grace and courage, as he lived his life, after a long struggle with Parkinson's, at age 82. Dr. BATE led a full and vigorous life and his love and Friendship will be missed by his family and many Friends. Predeceased by his first wife Vera (CRUMMY,) his daughter Susan BUTLER, and sister Connie (Peter) SINCLAIR. He leaves his wife Beverly (COOKE,) his son James (Nadine) of Durham, Nova Scotia, and his daughters Janet (Bill) BRITTIAN of Vancouver, Christine (John) WEBSTER of Florida, Angela of Vancouver, and Kate (Patrick) MARSHALL of Toronto. Also missed by his siblings Mary (Tom) FOSTER, Margaret Ann (Gerry) LANGMAID of Fredericton, Dorothea (Tom) BECKWITH of Oregon, Olga (Rory) GRANT of Rothesay, and John (Sharon) of Mississauga, plus several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families. Funeral from Trinity Anglican Church, 2: 30 p.m. Monday, December 5.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
COOKE, F. Stewart
Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 2, 2005 in his 81st year. Loving husband of Gwen. Beloved father of Laurie, Sandy and his wife Fiona. Proud grandfather "Poppy" of Alisan, Colin (Tara), Aaron (Courtney), Daniel and Nadia. He will be missed by many other family members and Friends. He served as staff with the United Steelworkers of America in Hamilton and Toronto from 1948-1981; the last four years as Director of District 6. He was a sitting member of the Labour Relations Board and worked with the Workers Compensation Board before retiring. Stew was also a lifetime social activist in the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 from 6: 30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre (160 Beecroft Road, 416-221-3404). A celebration of Stewart's life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, December 7th at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the N.D.P. Please visit www.etouch.ca for further details.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-10 published
COOKE, F. Stewart -- Dispatch
By Oliver MOORE, Saturday, December 10, 2005, Page M6
F. Stewart COOKE came by his idealism naturally. He moved to Southern Ontario with the experience of having seen his father, a teacher, blacklisted in Saskatchewan for his socialist leanings.
He remained a firebrand all his life and was shocked, his daughter Laurie COOKE said, to see at the end of his life the state the public health care system had fallen to.
It was a disappointment that followed his regret at seeing the United Steelworkers of America so reduced in Hamilton.
But he didn't lose his optimism. Only two days before he died, he mused to his daughter, "We still have the structures in place, all we need are the people."
Mr. COOKE grew up in South Battleford, Saskatchewan., and was immersed early in the lefty politics of that province. His family was on social terms with Tommy Douglas and his daughter thinks he may have even met his future wife at an activist meeting.
In Hamilton, he spent decades with the Steelworkers, and six years as local director. He went on to sit as a workers' representative on the Ontario Labour Relations Board, as a member of the Workmen's Compensation Board and on the board of governors at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
His daughter, noting that she walked her first picket line as a toddler, said his schedule didn't always leave him much time to be a father to his family. But he got a second chance to master the role.
"He became like a father to [my child], and I saw what kind of a dad he would have been if he hadn't been a union organizer," Ms. COOKE said this week.
Mr. COOKE died on December 2. His memorial is scheduled for February 4. The memorial, to be held at the Steelworkers local in Toronto, was deliberately postponed until after the election so more people could attend.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
COOKE, Edwin Staton
(Member of Golden K Club, Central United Church, Barrie, and former member of Islington United Church, Etobicoke. Retired teacher Etobicoke Collegiate) Peacefully at Grove Park Home, Barrie on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Edwin COOKE of Barrie, and formerly of Etobicoke, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Jean Evelyn COOKE (née McKINLEY.) Dear father of Steven COOKE and his wife Sue of Aurora, and Victoria McDONALD and her husband Steve HARRIS of Barrie. Loving grandfather of Morgan, Trevor, and Mason. Dear brother of David Harold COOKE and his wife Jeanie of British Columbia. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Saturday 2: 00 to 6:00 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Sunday, January 23, at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
COOKE, Eric W.
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton at the age of 92 years. Devoted husband of 69 years to Jean. Loving father of Terry, his wife Carolyn and their son David; sons Bernie and the late Richard; daughter Marilyn and son-in-law Peter; granddaughters Jennifer and Francine. We will miss your gentle loving ways and your funny jokes. The family would like to thank the staff and Friends at Peel Manor for their care and support. We await the time when we will be together again in Paradise. Funeral services entrusted to Ward Funeral Home - Brampton Chapel.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
GUNESCH, Norma (née CALDWELL) (1907-2005)
After a lengthy illness, Toronto. A longtime resident of Windsor, Ontario for 50 years. Predeceased by her husband John (1980). Norma is survived by her sister Bernice COOKE of Etobicoke. Also survived by in-laws Helen (Rudi) CONRAD, Andrew GUNESCH, and Doris GUNESCH all of London, Ontario. Also missed by nieces and their families. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 2035 Weston Rd., Weston (416-241-4618) on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
BROWN, Robert Edwin
(Retired Detective/ Sergeant Metro Toronto Police and Retired Chief Investigator Ontario Securities Commission) On Monday, January 31st, 2005. Bob BROWN, beloved husband of Bea for 57 years. Loving and proud father of his four girls and their husbands, Ellen and Bruce McANSH, Edna and Kirk CLARK, Elaine and Grant HOOPER, and Elizabeth and Bob BYRNES. Dear grandfather of Laura CLARK and Geoffrey and Dean HOOPER. Brother of the late Edna COOKE and brother-in-law of Fran JONES. In keeping with Bob's wishes, cremation has take place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 2: 00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Toronto Police Association Building (180 Yorkland Blvd., Toronto). In lieu of flowers, memorial do nations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St West (905-721-1234).

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
O'BRIEN, James William
(World War 2 Veteran, Long Time Employee of Canada Post) Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005. Jim O'BRIEN of Innisfil and formerly of Don Mills in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Mary (née LEESON.) Loving father of Cathy HIGGINSON (husband John) of Flesherton, Maureen PROULX (Scott RIGG,) Barbara SPRING (husband Elmer) all of Innisfil. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer (Jamie), Scott (Dawn), Catherine (Dave), Chuck, Jamie, Shawn, Sara, Christina and his great-grandchildren Abigail and Ryan. Dear brother of Sister Angelica of Loretto Abbey, Alice McCUBBIN, Edward O'BRIEN (wife Mildred) and Geraldine EDWARDS. Predeceased by his brother Denis O'BRIEN and his sisters Agnes COOKE and Theresa HERRICK. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street) Barrie on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday afternoon, February 5th, 2005 at 1: 00 o'clock. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
COOKE, Eric W.
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton at the age of 92 years. Devoted husband of 60 years to Jean. Loving father of Terry, his wife Carolyn and their son David; sons Bernie and the late Richard; daughter Marilyn and son-in-law Peter; granddaughters Jennifer and Francine. We will miss your gentle loving ways and your funny jokes. The family would like to thank the staff and Friends at Peel Manor for their care and support. We await the time when we will be together again in Paradise. Funeral services were entrusted to Ward Funeral Home - Brampton Chapel.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
MONTAGUE- DOWNEY, Darlene (née TURPEL)
Gone to be with her Lord on Monday, February 7, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Richard. Loving mother and step-mother of Cory and Maureen, Troy, Lorrie and her husband Richard COOKE, Todd and his wife Melissa, and Tim. Much loved Grandma of April, Steven and the late Kent. Caring sister and best friend of Dianne and her husband Bill WARD, Sharyn and her husband Henri LAMBERT, Wayne and his wife Mary TURPEL. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Very special friend of Elaine Quinton. Also missed by her loving pet Casey. Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to take place at Brampton Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
RUSSEL, John William
Peacefully, on Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Rogers Street Site, Palliative Care Unit, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of the late Lorene Elizabeth (nee ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT) (2001) for 50 years. Loving father of Wendy and her husband Randall COOKE of Toronto, Robert and his wife Nancy of Connecticut, Kim Russel BROOKS of Huntsville, Cynthia and her husband Alan McEACHRAN. John was Grandpa to Alexander COOKE, Kelly, Mackenzie, Cole and Hunter RUSSEL, Bronwyn, Skylar and Connor BROOKS, Samuel and Abigail McEACHRAN. John was a dear friend and companion to Inga SCANLAN. Brother of Florence NAULLS and George RUSSELL and his wife Pat. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough (705) 745-4683. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2005 in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the P.R.H.C., Respiratory Rehabilitation Clinic (1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough, K9J 7C6) would be appreciated by the family.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
COOKE, Jack
Peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2005, in the company of family, at his residence in the Westbury Home, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Doreen. Dear father of Michael, Marie and John. Beloved grandfather of Jason, Tara, Michael-Sean, Taryn, Tristan, Erin and Sabrina. Great-grandfather of Ryan, Meagan, Valerie, Jessica and Robert. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (2 blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.), Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday from Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Drive, at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross Disaster Relief would be appreciated by the family.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
HAYNES, William David " Bill"
At Christie Gardens on Monday, March 21, 2005. Beloved husband of Maude (COOKE.) Brother of Reg and Kathleen. Many thanks to the staff of Christie Gardens for their loving care. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Thursday, March 24th at 3 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
WIEDERHOLD, Frances Doreen (née LEMMON)
After a lengthy illness at Scarborough General Hospital on Thursday, March 24, 2005. Beloved wife of Ken for 49 years. Loving mother of Debbie, Donna (Bradley), Denise (Jack), Dawn (Paul), and Jordan. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jason, Jacqueline, Daniel, Carly and Gregory. Also survived by her brothers Angus (Doris) and Mike (Bonnie). Predeceased by her sisters Evelyn and Jean, and her brother-in-law Roy COOKE. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Frances was also a foster mother to over 130 children for the Toronto Children's Aid Society. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in Doreen's memory. A special thank you to the nurses at Bendale Acres and Scarborough General Hospital.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-29 published
LANGLEY, Mary Ellen
In hospital, Toronto, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, April 24, 2005, in her 100th year. Wife of the late Walter L. LANGLEY. Dear mother of William (Rosemary,) of Pembroke; Marjory (Mrs. James COOKE,) of London; Walter G. (Pat,) of Bayfield Richard J. (Carole) of South River; Sylvia (Mrs. James BODNER,) of London, and Michael (Jo-Anne), of Brampton. Survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A Service of Celebration of Mom's life will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence), Weston, on Sunday, May 8th at 2 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at mary.langley@wardfh.com

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
MIGUS, Ronald P. (October 24, 1929-May 10, 2005)
After a long struggle with PICK's Disease, Ron died peacefully at Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre in Burlington, with his loving wife of 52 years, Lucy (née YAREMKO,) sister-in-law Ann and family friend Eileen all by his side. Ron was born in 1929 in Montreal to Kornel and Paraskeva MIGUS. Ron lived in Montreal until 1946 when he and his family moved to a farm in Beamsville where he attended Beamsville High School graduating with honours in 1948. Ron graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1953) and a Master of Commerce (1955). Ron's 38 year career with General Motors began in St. Catharines (McKinnon, Indiana) as a student. He held various positions until 1974 when, he became Plant Manager of the Oshawa Fabrication Plant. In 1978, Ron returned to St. Catharines as Regional Manager and remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure at General Motors, Ron was an avid supporter of the Saint John's Ambulance and was honoured to be both a Serving Brother and Officer of the Order of Saint John. In 1979, Ron was appointed to the Board of Governors of the St. Catharines General Hospital and served as Chairman of the Board, from 1989 to 1995. During his time as Chairman, the hospital acquired Niagara's first Connecticut scanner and redeveloped its emergency department. Ron was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. George and the St. Catharines Gyro Club. Ron leaves Lucy, his loving wife, son David and his wife Michele and two beautiful grandchildren, Samantha and Thomas. Ron was predeceased by his parents Kornel and Paraskeva and his brother Joe. He is survived by his sisters Mary CHATTERTON (late Keith,) Anne SHEILS (Robert) and brothers Morris (Helen) and Steve (Luciene). He will also be greatly missed by his family by marriage: Anne HOLOTA (late Dennis,) Gilberte YAREMKO (late Michael,) Peter YAREMKO (Frances,) Mike HISH (late Lena,) Fred YAREMKO (Joyce,) Jeanette COOKE (late Bob,) Rosalie YAREMKO, Robert YAREMKO (Pam,) and Hon. John YAREMKO (late Mary,) and his nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Vladimir, 855 Barton Street East, Hamilton on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 9 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Panachyda for Ron Friday 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. A special thank you to the staff of Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre and St. Joseph's Mountain Health Care for their tender care and compassion.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
COOKE, Wallace " Wally"
Passed away at the Durham Health Centre, Durham, Ontario on Friday, June 3, 2005, at the age of 74 years, formerly of R.R.#3, Coldwater. Beloved husband of Marie of Chesley. Loving father of Shawn COOKE and his wife Lori of Haliburton. Dear stepfather of Donna and her husband Bob LOREE of Chesley. Will be missed by his 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son. Brother of Stuart COOKE of LacLouise, Quebec, Lois SHANKS of Brampton, and the late Ronald COOKE. A private family gathering and service was held at the Coldwater Funeral Home, 22 Sturgeon Bay Road, Coldwater (705-686-3344 or 1-888-645-5485). Cremation followed. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Wally may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
GIRVAN, Robert Delevante
Suddenly at Scarborough Grace Hospital, on Friday, June 17, 2005. Robert was a loving husband to Joy. He is the dear son of Rita. Beloved father of Margaret "Peta-Gay" (Chris COOKE) and son Chris (Sabrina). Devoted grandpy of Kristina, Samantha, Adam, Lee and Joe. Survived by his siblings David, Margaret and Norman, and by many other loving family and Friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Aidan Roman Catholic Church, 3501 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough (east of Warden Ave.). Cremation to follow. There will be no formal visitation. Donations in Robert's memory to Sunnybrook Hospital Cancer Research would be appreciated by the family. Ogden Funeral Homes, Agincourt, 416-293-5211.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
MAITLAND, Elsie M.
At Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, August 6, 2005 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Walter (Wattie). Loving Mom of Linda and her husband Neil BUCHANAN, Michael and his wife Trish and Jill and her husband Fraser COOKE. Proud Gran of Christopher and his wife Tasha, Nikola and her husband Eric FRASER, Emma, Lewis and Gran Gran to Ryan, Morgan and Madison. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main St. Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
DOYLE, Lorne
(Veteran of World War 2, long time employee of the University of Toronto). Peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2005 at the Veteran's Wing of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Predeceased by his parents John and Rhea; brothers Stanley Ovis, Michael, Patrick and sister Katherine. Lorne is survived by his sisters Patricia CORLETT, Bernice FLEMING/FLEMMING, Gertrude COOKE, Grace WALLINGTON, Kathleen CHANDLER and brother Jack. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, 2559 Kingston Rd. (at Midland Ave.) on Thursday, September 8 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 416-267-4656. Asexpressions of sympathy, donations made to the Sunnybrook Hospital or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
SAVAGE, Victoria
Peacefully, on September 7, 2005, at Scarborough General Hospital, in her 79th year. Vicki, beloved wife of Gerald. Loving mother of Kimberly FRASER and her husband Allan, David and his fiancée Vera, Carol WABY and Glynnis DEBARBARIAN. Dear sister of Eileen BALMFORTH of England. Cherished grandma of Garrett COOKE, Austin FRASER, Emma DEBARBARIAN and James and Clare WABY. Vicki was part owner of K.D.S. Graphics in Scarborough. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.), after 3 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a complete service in the Chapel at 4 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
COOKE, Douglas
Passed away after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family, on October 10, 2005, in his 59th year. Survived by his loving wife Sharron, daughter Beverly and son James. Grandfather to Darien and Serena. Predeceased by sister Sandra, and survived by brother Fred and sisters Carole and Joan. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Christ the King Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-13 published
GAMBLES, Anne " Nancy" (née CORDELL)
At 90 years of age passed away peacefully with her son at her side on October 11th, 2005 at Guildwood/Extendicare, after 50 years on Cadorna Avenue and many happy summers at Nantyr Park, Lake Simcoe. She was loved by her family: husband John (Jack) of Business Systems and the 48th Highlanders (deceased); son John Cordell GAMBLES and daughter-in-law Barbara; son Charles Christopher GAMBLES (deceased;) daughter Barbara ALLAWAY (deceased) granddaughter Kelly and husband Shawn GOULDING; grand_sons Steven ALLAWAY and Bryan GAMBLES (deceased;) great-granddaughters Danielle and Amber; and great-grand_son Scott. Aunt Nancy is lovingly remembered by Pauline McGILVRAY, Candice NOLIVOS and son Thomas, John LINTNER Judith COOKE, Barbara RAMSDALE, Angela, Sharon, Lorraine, Janice, Bob and the Mason family. Special thanks to her daughter-in-law Barbara who was her dedicated friend and caregiver for over 30 years; to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for their love and attention; to the McGilvray's and their children and grandchildren, whose constant special visits brought much joy to her neighbours on Cadorna, especially the Littles who made her feel safe and Denny BOUCHER who shovelled her snow and cared for her lawn like it was his own for so many years; to her Friends Anne BURTON and Eileen BILLING for always staying in touch; and to Vera and the staff of Guildwood for their care and understanding. Visitation will be from 11: 00 a.m. and services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough (just east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Friday, October 14, 2005. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be sent to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
HORWOOD, William " Bill" Hartnell
Born a "Humber Bay boy", a 46 year resident of Erindale, passed suddenly away on November 6, 2005 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Gwendolyn Margaret ROWLANDS. Dear father of Marilyn Louise HORWOOD and Sandra Ellen LAVALLEE and her husband Allan. "Far away grandpa" to grandchildren Brandon and Jennifer. Brother to Vera COOKE (Art,) Norma ROBERTS (Jack) and predeceased by a brother Rudy and his wife Mary. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bill on Thursday, November 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. Donations to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
CHERRY, Marion " Stringer"
Peacefully and with loved ones at her side, Marion "Stringer" CHERRY passed away on November 8th, 2005, one week after celebrating her 84th birthday at "We Care Retirement Home" in Streetsville, Ontario. Marion was the wife of the late George "Bun" CHERRY of Islington, Ontario. Marion was the youngest of sixteen children of the Stringer family of Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario. She is survived by her beloved sister Mabel COOKE of Mississauga, Ontario. Marion spent the last two years at "We Care Retirement Home" in Streetsville, Ontario. The family is eternally grateful to Ms. Joyce GOPEE, R.N. and proprietor of "We Care." Ms. GOPEE's loving and sensitive care as Marion's nurse and friend is rarely paralleled in today's retirement home community. The quality of Marion's life in the last two years was truly enhanced because of Joyce GOPEE and the "We Care Retirement Home" family. Marion was strong willed, hard working and an amazingly compassionate woman. She was caring and well respected by family and Friends. She will be fondly remembered as a longtime seasonal resident of Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park. She had been referred to by some as the "Monarch of Canoe Lake" having moved there in 1925 and spending the rest of her summers there till recently. Marion will be sadly missed by many family members and Friends who are too many to mention. She will be especially missed by her great-nephew Carl YOUNG whom she fondly referred to as her best friend. As per Marion's specific wishes, a private family memoriam will take place. "C'mon Monty"

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
BERNSTEIN, Bernice (née UDASHKIN)
Suddenly, on Monday, November 14, 2005. Beloved wife and best friend of Jack Joseph BERNSTEIN for over 59 years. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Yvonne BERNSTEIN, Susan and Michael KUJAWSKI, Sheryl and Larry HALPERT. Dear grandmother of Jeffrey, Alan and Jennifer BERNSTEIN; Helen KUJAWSKI; Melanie HALPERT and Alanna and Brian COOKE. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Donald and Marlene UDASHKIN. Funeral and shiva took place in Montreal.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-04 published
COOKE, Stewart
Passed away at home, on Friday, December 2, 2005 in his 81st year. Loving husband of Gwen. Beloved father of Laurie and Sandy and his wife Fiona. Proud grandfather (Poppy) of Alisan, Colin, Aaron, Daniel and Nadia. He will be missed by many other family members and Friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 from 6: 30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road (416-221-3404). A celebration of Stewart's life will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 7th at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the N.D.P. Please visit www.etouch.ca for further details.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
COOKE, F. Stewart
Passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, December 2, 2005, in his 81st year. Loving husband of Gwen. Beloved father of Laurie, and Sandy and his wife Fiona. Proud grandfather "Poppy" of Alisan, Colin (Tara), Aaron (Courtney), Daniel and Nadia. He will be missed by many other family members and Friends. He served as staff with the United Steelworkers of America in Hamilton and Toronto from 1948-1981; the last four years as Director of District 6. He was a sitting member of the Labour Relations Board and worked with the Workers Compensation Board before retiring. Stew was also a lifetime social activist in the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 from 6: 30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road (416-221-3404). A celebration of Stewart's life will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 7th at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the N.D.P. Please visit www.etouch.ca for further details.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
KENNY, Olive Evelyn (née COOKE)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 4, 2005, at the age of 89 years, surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late John COOKE and Christina RAMUS. Beloved wife of Professor Lorne KENNY. Dear mother of Eva, Richard, and John. Predeceased by sons Donnie and Robert. Grandmother to Clea, Marieke, Saskia and Mélisande. Sister to Mervyn and Lloyd. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Bessie, Norman, Sterling, Milly and Alice. Olive lived an extraordinary life. At the age of 20, she travelled to Egypt, where she served in the mission field for many years. It was there that she met and married Lorne KENNY and began raising her family. Later in life she translated many works of Arab literature, including those of Nobel Prize winning author, Naguib Mahfouz. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, December 6th from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 7th after 11 a.m. until service time in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Memorial donations to Oxfam Canada would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143.

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