COOKMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
HECKMAN, Doris
At her home in Gananoque, with her family at her side, on Friday, December 23, 2005. Beloved wife of Ronald. Loving mother of Grant (Sandra) of Saint John, New Brunswick and Dale (Bill) of Toronto. Dear sister of Robert COOKMAN and Gladys (Herbert) MILLAR of Montreal. At Doris' request, there will be no funeral; however, there will be a reception in the Chart Room of the Gananoque Inn on Saturday, December 31 from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOKNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-04 published
GRANT, Sydney Madeleine (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON- ELLIS)
Peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Harry R. GRANT and the late Richard Attwill ELLIS. Beloved mother of Susan ELLIS and David ELLIS both of Toronto, and Barbara COOKNEY (Don) of Smithville. Grandmother of Allison and Alex COOKNEY. Sister of Joy HAMILTON of Hamilton and Mary CLARK of Vancouver. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton Victorian Order of Nurses or Saint John's Anglican Church, Ancaster would be appreciated. The family is very grateful to caregivers Joy and Else for their dedication and T.L.C. provided to Mum for the past 2 years. Friends and relatives are invited for a celebration of Syd's life at the Tamahaac Club on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 4 pm.

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COOKSEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
COOKSEY, Anne Theresa " Terry"
Peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2005. Survived by Ron COOKSEY. Loving mother of Robin, Maureen, Janice, Darren and spouses. Beloved Granny to 11 grandchildren. Sister to Rosemarie, Patricia, Joseph and Arthur. Friends and family may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401), 905-686-5589 on Sunday, October 30th from 5-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Monday, October 31st at 1 p.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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COOKSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
HALLIDAY, David Murray (né CAMPBELL)
Age 35. Died January 11, 2005, peacefully at home in Halifax with his family as he wished. For the last 7 months Dave faced his cancer with grace and dignity and never complained. He made it easy for all his family and Friends to share in his struggle. Dave was loved by all who met him. He always managed to have nice things to say about everyone; he was open, kind, and never judgemental. His smile always lit up a room. Born in Winnipeg, raised in Halifax and living and working in Toronto, Dave is survived by his parents Lorraine and Paul F. CAMPBELL of Halifax, his sister Caroline HALLIDAY of Halifax, his nephew Noah BUGDEN of Halifax, his grandmother Elsie COOKSLEY of Winnipeg, his uncles Warren (Mary Ann) HALLIDAY of Toronto, Neil (Sylvia) HALLIDAY of Toronto, Ken (Rosalie) COOKSLEY of Calgary, Bill (Barbara) CAMPBELL of Belleville, his aunt Marianne (Tom) Derhak of Winnipeg/Winter Haven and his cousins of Sydney, Belleville, Toronto, Barrie, Guelph and Calgary. He was predeceased by his natural father Murray J. HALLIDAY of Halifax, his grandfathers Burton COOKSLEY of Winnipeg, John HALLIDAY of Winnipeg/Toronto and Arnold CAMPBELL of Belleville, his grandmothers Nellie HALLIDAY of Winnipeg/Toronto and Nellie CAMPBELL of Belleville and his aunt Jean JAMES of Belleville. Cremation has taken place and the funeral service will be held at Bethany United Church in Halifax at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 14 followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express its appreciation to the staff at the oncology, surgery and palliative care units of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and the Victorian Order of Nurses, both of Halifax and the staff at the St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto for their care, understanding and warmth provided to Dave during his illness.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-27 published
HALE, " Jack" John
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, September 25, 2005. "Jack" John HALE of Aylmer in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (WINNINGTON- INGRAM) HALE. Dear father of Barbara COOKSON and husband Kelly of Port Stanley and John HALE and wife June of Coldstream, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Jennifer HALE and husband Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Jonathan HALE and fiancée Nadine HODDER, Adam STAFFORD and wife Tania, Jordan STAFFORD, Michael and Krista HARRISON, Celeste and John BIGNELL. Also survived by a brother George HALE and wife Jean of Saint Thomas and a number of nieces and nephews. Born in London on February 15, 1918 son of the late John Meredith and Anita (LINNECKE) HALE. Jack was a dairy farmer, building contactor and resident of Malahide Township since 1925. He was a member of Malahide United Church, the East Elgin Sportsman Club, Past Noble Grand of Aylmer Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #94, Past President and Director of N. and S. Dorchester Insurance Co., Past President and Director of Otter Dorchester Insurance Co. and he was an adjuster and Inspector for 11 years. Jack served on Malahide Township Council for many years and also served as Reeve. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and an original member of Sunnyside Hunt Camp. In retirement he enjoyed woodworking and creating lawn ornaments. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Lodge Service Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Ducks Unlimited would be appreciated.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-28 published
HALE, " Jack" John
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, September 25, 2005. "Jack" John HALE of Aylmer in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (WINNINGTON- INGRAM) HALE. Dear father of Barbara COOKSON and husband Kelly of Port Stanley and John HALE and wife June of Coldstream, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Jennifer HALE and husband Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Jonathan HALE and fiancée Nadine HODDER, Adam STAFFORD and wife Tania, Jordan STAFFORD, Michael and Krista HARRISON, Celeste and John BIGNELL and a great-granddaughter Sydney THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Also survived by a brother George HALE and wife Jean of Saint Thomas and a number of nieces and nephews. Born in London on February 15, 1918 son of the late John Meredith and Anita (LINNECKE) HALE. Jack was a dairy farmer, building contractor and resident of Malahide Township since 1925. He was a member of Malahide United Church, the East Elgin Sportsman Club, Past Noble Grand of Aylmer Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #94, Past President and Director of N. and S. Dorchester Insurance Co., Past President and Director of Otter Dorchester Insurance Co. and he was an adjuster and Inspector for 11 years. Jack served on Malahide Township Council for many years and also served as Reeve. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and an original member of Sunnyside Hunt Camp. In retirement he enjoyed woodworking and creating lawn ornaments. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Lodge Service Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Ducks Unlimited would be appreciated.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
PRYKE, Marian J. (formerly INGRAM, née ELLAH)
Peacefully at home in Saint Marys with her family at her side on Sunday, October 23, 2005 Marian J. (ELLAH) (INGRAM) PRYKE age 75 years of Sparling Cr., Saint Marys. Beloved wife of the late William E. (Bill) INGRAM (1970) and Walter S. (Wally) PRYKE (1994). Loving mother of Patricia and Murray ROBINSON of Saint Marys, Jim and Dina INGRAM of Creston, British Columbia, Tim INGRAM of London, Ted and Brenda INGRAM of Saint Marys, Laurie and Martin CUNNINGHAM of Lucknow, Jim and Saranne PRYKE of London, Gordon and Joyce COOKSON of Saint Marys. Dear sister of Ethel GRIEVE and Robert ELLAH. Dear sister-in-law of Evelyn ROWLAND, Lorne and Mary INGRAM, Audrey and Reg MILLER, Dorothy and Orville KLEA and George HYDE. Sadly missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, a special niece of Wally's Rene GREASON and husband Bob and a dear companion Don COWARD all of Saint Marys. Predeceased by her parents William ELLAH and the former Jean FERGUSON. A son Earl PRYKE, sisters Margaret RUSTON and husband Ed, Helen KNOTT and husband Lavern, Shirley HYDE, brothers-in-law Dave GRIEVE, Art INGRAM, Orville ROWLAND and sister-in-law Yvonne ELLAH. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of choice would be appreciated. Branch# 236 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. for the late Marion PRYKE.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-09 published
COOKSON, James Vernon
Retired from Scotiabank, ex-Royal Canadian Air Force. Passed away at Brockville, Ontario peacefully on February 7th, 2005 at his home in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Shelagh Joyce (née COPE.) Loving father of Sandra COOKSON- CRESANTO and husband Fred of Brechin, Ontario, John and his wife Pamela of Toronto, Jamie COOKSON- KLIM and husband Kent of Belfountain, Ontario, Denton of Iroquois, Ontario, Jill MOLNAR and her husband William of Victoria, British Columbia, Jim and his wife Joy of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Grandfather to Maegan, Jacquelynn, Christopher, Steven, Patrick, and Jonathan. Great-grandfather to Sterling.
Born and raised in Stratford, Ontario, the son of John D. and Gladys G. COOKSON. Brother to Jack of Calabogie, Ontario, the late Ruth POGUE of Vandorf, Ontario, and the late Gwen ODBERT of Saint Marys, Ontario.
Following cremation, there will be a private family funeral and interment in Port Carling, Ontario.
In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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COOKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
COOKSON, James Vernon
Retired from Scotiabank, ex-Royal Canadian Air Force. Passed away at Brockville, Ontario, peacefully on February 7th, 2005 at his home, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Shelagh JOYCE (née COPE.) Loving father of Sandra COOKSON- CRESANTO and husband Fred of Brechin, Ontario, John and his wife Pamela of Toronto, Jamie COOKSON- KLIM and husband Kent of Belfountain, Ontario, Denton of Iroquois, Ontario, Jill MOLNAR and her husband William of Victoria, British Columbia, Jim and his wife Joy of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Grandfather to Maegan, Jacquelynn, Christopher, Steven, Patrick, and Jonathan. Great-grandfather to Sterling. Born and raised in Stratford, Ontario, the son of John D. and Gladys G. COOKSON. Brother to Jack of Calabogie, Ontario, the late Ruth POGUE of Vandorf, Ontario, and the late Gwen ODBERT of Saint Marys, Ontario. Following cremation, there will be a private family funeral and interment at the cemetery in Port Carling, Ontario. In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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COOL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
CUSACK, John Francis
Peacefully, in his home, on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at the age of 83. Predeceased by his loving wife Adrienne. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on August 11, 1922. son of the late John and Genevieve CUSACK. Survived by his daughters Louise (Jean) HIN of Paris, France, and Dianne (Anthony) McDONALD of Calgary, Alberta. Grandfather to Adriana and Jacqueline McDONALD of Toronto, and Angela, Isabella and Karina of Paris. Brother to Mary (Larry) COOL of Deux Montagne, George (Sally) CUSACK of Saint John, New Brunswick, Elizabeth (Larry) DONOVAN of Sussex, New Brunswick, Fr. Paul CUSACK of Toronto, and Genevieve CUSACK of Saint John, New Brunswick. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Parish (650 Sheppard Avenue East). Burial to be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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COOLAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-04 published
COOLAHAN, James Douglas
Passed away after a long illness at Toronto East General Hospital on March 2nd, 2005 in his 75th year. James, beloved husband of Patricia. Loving brother of Bill (Vi,) Eleanor (Bill CAINE,) Alice, Martin (Emily), Norman (Mary). Predeceased by Eugene, Edna, Charles, Dorothy and Betty. Mr. COOLAHAN was a long time employee of Canada Post and will be missed by his many co-workers and associates. Friends will be received at Washington and Johnston Funeral Home, 717 Queen Street East (parking available off of Broadview Avenue) on Friday, March 4th 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass for Mr. COOLAHAN will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 172 Leslie Street, on Saturday, March 5th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. After the interment, a reception will follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Mass cards or donations to the Palliative Care Team, 250 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2Z5 would be greatly appreciated.

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COOLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
COOLE, David Edward
Suddenly on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Hamilton General Hospital. Beloved son of Dave and Rose. Loved by his grandmother Julianna Pad, aunt Chris AMATTO, uncle Steve PAD and aunt Theresa COOLE. Will be fondly remembered by his family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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COOLEDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-03 published
SHANNON, Hilda Sophia (COTTERILL)
At Credit Valley Hospital on Friday, July 29, 2005. Hilda (COTTERILL) SHANNON was the beloved wife of Mickey SHANNON of Beaverton. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Andrea of Brampton, Paul and Carolyn of Newmarket and Mark and Claire of East York. Dear grandmother of Brendyn, Taylor, Cevyn, Alexx, Jack and Luke. Sister of Dorothy COOLEDGE. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation - Cancer Unit. The family extends a special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit of Credit Valley Hospital. A celebration of life service will be held at the Mangan Funeral Home, 332 Osborne Street (Durham Road 23), Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Friday at 1 p.m.

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COOLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-30 published
COOLEY, Bridget Teresa (BUCKLEY)
Peacefully, at Toronto East General Hospital, on Monday, January 24, 2005, in her 78th year. Bridget Teresa BUCKLEY, beloved wife of the late John Moses COOLEY. Dear sister of Timothy BUCKLEY and his wife Beverly. Friends may call at the Rosar Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley), on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral Service in the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. Donations made in memory of Bridget to the Toronto East General Hospital Complex Continuing Care would be welcomed. "Goodnight Sweetheart" Love Tim and Bev

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COOLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
BUCKLEY, Timothy
Peacefully, at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, after a 26 year battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Beverly. Cherished brother of the recently deceased Bridget Teresa COOLEY. Adored father of Debbie and her husband Laughlin DEWAR. Dear grandfather of Robbie, Mary and Donald DEWAR. Will be sadly missed by his step-children Richard Steven and his wife Kelly JONES and their children Sean, Christopher and Damien JONES, Jannette Lee JONES, and many Friends and acquaintances. The wake for Timothy will be held at the Dominion Hotel, 500 Queen St. East on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 2 p.m.

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COOLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
COOLEY, Eleanor Mary (SOUTHGATE)
Peacefully at home on Monday, May 9, 2005 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Herbert and her son Alfred. Survived by her children William, Margaret, Allen, Carol, Gary, Gail and Bruce. She will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Wednesday, May 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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COOLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
THOMAS, Hettie Belle (ROBERTS)
At MarkHaven Home for Seniors, Markham. Belle quietly left us during her afternoon nap on Thursday, February 24, 2005. Born in Burlington, Newfoundland, on October 26, 1912, Belle was the first born to Edmund and Bessie (LUSH) ROBERTS. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Arch (Archibald Charles, 1967). Belle will be sadly missed by her sisters Elizabeth NEWHOOK (late Dr. Bill,) Evelyne PAYNE (Earl,) and Jeanette GIFFORD (Jim,) and her brothers Willie (Amelia READER,) and Eddie (Irene SIMPSON.) Predeceased by her sisters Daisy SKINNER (late Dick) and Mayme COOLING (Fred,) and her brothers Lawrence (Reta BAIN) and Freddie (Margaret GODWIN.) She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, (three lights north of Hwy. 7, 905-305-8508) Markham, on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m., Reverend Karl BURDEN officiating. A reception will follow. Belle's ashes will be interred with her husband at Sanctuary Park Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, or the Christian Blind Mission, Stouffville.

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COOLS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
BEKAERT, Myrle Lyle (née TUCKER)
At Copper Terrace Long Term Care Facility, Chatham, on Saturday, July 16, 2005, Myrle Lyle BEKAERT, age 86, of Chatham, wife of the late Robert BEKAERT (1970.) Born in Chatham, in 1919, daughter of the late Elizea (LONGLEY) and William TUCKER, she worked for many years for Irene Hills Ladies Shop, loved music and sang in her church choir. She will be sadly missed by: a daughter Deanna COOLS and her husband Luce of Chatham and a brother Ralph BEKAERT and grandchildren; Linda NEELY and daughters Jolene and Erin of London, Craig BARNARD and wife Germaine and son Jordan of Newmarket, Vimy BARNARD and her husband Paul ROBERTS of Toronto and Darren BEKAERT of Toronto. She is predeceased by 3 brothers, Bill, Harold and Joe TUCKER and 3 sisters Violet NICHOLS, Margaret DIENER and Annie HESS. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William Street South, Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 18th. Funeral service will be conducted in The Funeral Home Chapel, on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Elder Margaret RAMSDEN of Community of Christ Church officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com.

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COOLS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-07 published
Reginald Charles ROSE " Reg"
By Anne ROSE, Friday, January 7, 2005 - Page A16
Husband, father, grandpa, priest, politician, world traveller. Born June 5, 1930, in Halifax, Nova Scotia Died September 28, 2004, of cancer, in Campbellford, Ontario, aged 74.
Reg ROSE was a man who was bound to faith and family his entire life. His sister Jeanne recalled that as young children growing up in Halifax, they would often play-act what they wanted to be when they grew up. Unlike most boys who aspired to be policemen or sailors, Reg would act out the role of minister, preaching to his playmates from his parents' front porch. Though he would have many opportunities to follow different professional paths, it seemed that he was destined to fulfill those early aspirations.
Initially, Reg studied to be an actuary, but his father's untimely death forced him to end his studies. Later, Reg and his new wife Jean MITCHELL moved to Toronto, where he studied theology at Wycliffe College and was eventually ordained an Anglican priest.
While the life of a priest often involves many household moves, Reg and Jean were able to set down roots in Port Perry, Ontario, for 17 years, allowing their children, James, Anne, and Mary, to grow up in "one home." It was not until the youngest finished high school that they moved on to the parish of St. Olave's in west Toronto.
No matter where he lived, Reg was involved in his community. In Port Perry, he served as a municipal politician, sharing his sense of social responsibility and clear thinking with the greater community. Yet, when ultimately forced to choose between his political work and that of a parish priest, Reg chose his church. When he moved to Toronto, Reg immersed himself in his new community and served as president of Anglican Houses -- now known as L.O.F.T. Community Services -- an organization that provides housing and outreach services to those in need.
Reg was a supporter of the Conservative party, but enjoyed respect across the political spectrum. One New Democratic Party friend wrote that Reg was simply "too nice" to be a Tory. In 1992, nominated by Senator Anne COOLS, he received the Commemorative Medal of the 125th Anniversary of Confederation in recognition of his community contributions.
Reg is remembered as an excellent preacher who never used notes, no doubt due in some small measure to those early rehearsals on the family front porch. He did not restrict his message to the pulpit; many will recall the elaborate puppet shows that Reg and Jean, together with their Friends, performed over the Christmas season for many years.
A clergyman's salary is by no means a rich one, but Reg and Jean were able to fulfill their love of travel -- from early family camping trips, a 1976 European trip with their teenage children, to the frequent international excursions they took as a couple. Over the years, they brought back many cherished memories and keepsakes. Perhaps the most meaningful was the bottle of water drawn from the Jordan River in the late 1970s that he used to dilute baptismal water. Every child thereafter was christened with this special water, including his seven grandchildren.
Jean, his children and grandchildren meant the world to Reg. He enjoyed nothing more than being with them, whether at the table or by the pool, usually with a glass of wine in hand. You knew all was well with Reg when he shook with laughter, as only he could.
Reg was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early May. When asked by his friend Nigel HARVEY how he felt about having to face his death, all he had to say was that he was "disappointed." He was sure of his faith and content with his life. To the end, he shared with all of us the journeys and joys of his family and life.
Anne ROSE is Reg's daughter.

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COOMBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
COOMBE, Geraldine Olive (née MAUGHAN)
Peacefully, at Craiglee Nursing Home, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at age 85. Gerry, beloved wife of the late Alvin Ellis COOMBE. Loving mother of Paul, Philip and his wife Helen, and Doug and his wife Debra. Proud grandma of Sue, Mark, Josephine, Annie, Frances, Sean, and her great-grandchildren Elliot and Susan. Sister of Pat, and Bruce and his wife June. Gerry will be lovingly remembered by A.B. RUSTIN and her many other dear family and Friends. Gerry was a writer and author of Muskoka Past and Present. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. in Kew Beach United Church (140 Wineva Avenue, north of Queen Street East). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Course Endowment Fund which Gerry created at the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto (905-889-3531), where she had been a member for over 50 years.

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COOMBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
COLWILL, Douglas John
Peacefully at York Central Hospital on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at the age of 49 years. Doug COLWILL of Pefferlaw, beloved husband of Linda (née COOMBE.) Beloved son of Pearl and the late Roy COLWILL of Toronto. Dear brother of Glen and his wife Marian of Victoria and Ross and his wife Nadine of Oshawa and brother-in-law of Maureen VOTTO of Toronto. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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COOMBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
HUTCHINGS, Anne S.
Peacefully, on June 25, 2005 at West Oak Village, Oakville, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Lester. Sadly missed by her loving children Marilyn (Allan) COOMBE, Beverley (Steve) FRYZUK and Bill (Linda) HUTCHINGS. Cherished Nana of Karen (Steve) DAVIS, Scott (Anne) COOMBE, David (Helen) HUTCHINGS, Cathy (Kurt) Saik, Lori FRYZUK, Rick (Cheryl) FRYZUK; great-grandchildren Alex, Taylor, Will, Daniel, Mackenzie, Spencer, Jaime, Jacob and Natalie. Private family arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne's memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the entire staff of West Oak Village, Chalmers House for their Friendship, support and loving care of Anne over the years. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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COOMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-09 published
UGOLINI, Rocco Frank
Passed away on Tuesday, June 7th, 2005 in his 86th year. Rocco UGOLINI of Orillia, and formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Lorraine (née MALONEY.) Loving father of Bernie of British Columbia, John and wife Levina of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Rocco Jr. and wife Erin of Cobourg, Cathy FORD of Pickering, Robert of Baltimore, Ontario, Randall and wife Susan of Caledon, and grandfather of Bernie Jr., Sarah, Cheralee, Jennifer, Michael, Tamara, Brittany, Ava, Katelyn, Scott, Christina, Michael, Erin and Alexandra. Dear brother of Ruby STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Toronto, Jean COOMBER of North York, Joseph of Belleville, Victor of Vaughan Twp., and the late Carlo, and Rose DESANTIS. The late Mr. Rocco UGOLINI will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West Street North, Orillia, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 11th, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow with interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or charity of choice would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.

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COOMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-21 published
CUNNINGHAM, Mary Isabelle "Bud" (née SIMPSON)
Peacefully at Rideaucrest Home on Monday, September 19, 2005. Mary Isabelle (née SIMPSON,) in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Gordon (Ben) CUNNINGHAM, Q.C., LLD. Loving mother of Douglas (Jane) CUNNINGHAM of Toronto, Ian (Jan COOMBER) of Oakville, and Kathleen CUNNINGHAM of Kingston. Loving Nanny Bud of Michael, Darren and Sarah CUNNINGHAM, Ben and Jennifer CUNNINGHAM, and Christopher and David MADDEN. Dear sister of John SIMPSON of Ottawa and the late Donald SIMPSON of Halifax.
Bud was a thoughtful, inquisitive and determined woman of great strength of character. Graduating as an R.N. from Kingston General Hospital in 1934, she continued in this caring role until she and Ben married in 1939. Like so many others at the time, for nearly 5 years, she remained at home while Ben was at war. What a life they had, blessed with a loving family and wonderful Friends. Bud made lasting Friendships wherever she went. Her love of travel took her to many and sometimes unusual places. Bud was a keen golfer and received a life membership to her beloved Cataraqui as the member of longest standing. Bud and Ben both loved boating and shared many wonderful adventures together. Her love of music was almost legendary, something she instilled in her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. Heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Fairfield Manor East, and Rideaucrest Home. Special thanks to Vivian Bateman and Charlotte Clark.
Friends will be received at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street) on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in "The Chapel on the Corner" on Friday, September 23rd at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation and Interment will be at Cataraqui Cemetery at a later date.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, or to The Andy Fund.
Online Guest Book www. ReidFuneralHome.com

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COOMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Rosemary (née SMITH)
On Saturday, January 29, 2005 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loving mother to Robert (Rocky) and his wife Sylvia of London and Sandra COOMBER and her husband Dave of Etobicoke. Dear grandmother to Sarah Kate, Michael, Andrew, Erica and Curtis. She is survived by sister Doreen DURANCE and brothers Ernest and Raymond. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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COOMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-04 published
DE SANTIS, Rose
After a courageous battle with cancer, Rose passed away, on Thursday, March 3, 2005, at the Etobicoke General Hospital, in her 70th year. Loving wife of the late Dominic DE SANTIS. Cherished mother to Dina NICHOLL (Doug RAYMOND) and Joe DE SANTIS (Marian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON). Loving Nanny to Phillip, Paul, Jackie, Kate, and Peter. Will be missed by her brothers and sisters, Ruby, Stewart, Rocco (Lorraine) Ugolini, Jean (Lawrence) COOMBER, Joe (Doreen) UGOLINI, and Victor (Collette) UGOLINI. Predeceased by Dina DIPROFIO and Carlo UGOLINI. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 7 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to rose.desantis@wardfh.com

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COOMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
UGOLINI, Rocco Frank
Passed away on Tuesday, June 7th, 2005 in his 86th year. Rocco UGOLINI of Orillia, and formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Lorraine (née MALONEY.) Loving father of Bernie of British Columbia, John and wife Levina of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Rocco Jr. and wife Erin of Cobourg, Cathy FORD of Pickering, Robert of Baltimore, Ontario, Randall and wife Susan of Caledon, and grandfather of Bernie Jr., Sarah, Cheralee, Jennifer, Michael, Tamara, Brittany, Ava, Katelyn, Scott, Christina, Michael, Erin and Alexandra. Dear brother of Ruby STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Toronto, Jean COOMBER of North York, Joseph of Belleville, Victor of Vaughan Township, and the late Carlo, and Rose DESANTIS. The late Mr. Rocco UGOLINI will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 11th, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow with interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or charity of choice would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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COOMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
KEARNS, Florence Elizabeth (née FARR)
Peacefully at Avalon Care Centre, Orangeville on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Florence KEARNS (née FARR,) beloved wife of the late William KEARNS. Dear mother of Ron KEARNS of Toronto, Diane HEAVENS and her husband Terry of Orangeville, Wayne KEARNS and his wife Marlene of Jackson's Point, Sharon NEWMAN and her husband Winston of Fonthill, Gail KEARNS of Toronto and Bill KEARNS of Orangeville. Loving grandmother of Rodger (Janice), Mark (Melanie), Scott, Shari (Lorne), Darren (Tracy), Jeremy (Amanda), Tanya (David), Sarah, Aaron, Jeremy, and Sarah (Dakila) and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Liam, Fergus, Keara, Erika, Trinity, Jesse and Khira. Dear sister of Helen COOMBER (Bern) and sister-in-law of Margaret OWEN and Natalie KEARNS. Predeceased by her brother Lorne FARR. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 20916 Dalton Road, Sutton, Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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COOMBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-28 published
WILSON, Douglas Howard
Peacefully passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2005, surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 54 years, children Bryan and his wife Teddy, Bruce and his wife Carla and Brenda COOMBES. Proud " Grumps" to Cheryl, Kevin, Geoffrey and Kirsten. Dear brother to Jean JACQUES, John and Lloyd. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many family and Friends. Douglas will also be remembered as a former president of J.L. Wilson and Sons Ltd. and as a former Commanding Officer of 707 Etobicoke Air Cadets Squadron. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1535 South Gateway at Dixie Road, 905-602-1580), on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 3 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Parkinson's Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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COOMBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-15 published
RICHARDS, Pamela Mary Elizabeth
On Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 at the age of 41. Beloved wife of John IRELAND. Dear mother of Adam RICHARDS. Loving daughter of Eileen and Ken RICHARDS. Sister of Don GAIR (Sue,) Carolyn BURKITT (John) and Patti COOMBES (Steve.) Pamela will be lovingly remembered by her extended family and Friends. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for memorial visitation on Saturday, September 17th from 1-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOMBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
HAINES, Donald Frank
Age 75 years. Peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville on Monday, October 24th, 2005. Beloved husband of Beverley. Dear brother of Lenora and her husband Gord COOMBES and Madeleine ELLACOTT. Don will be sadly missed by all of his family and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville on Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Diabetes Association. www.northcuttelliott.com

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COOMBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
TONKIN, Annie Duncan MacIntosh (née TANNAHILL)
Of Bowmanville, formerly of Fairport Beach, Pickering. Peacefully on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late William James (Bill) TONKIN. Will be lovingly remembered by daughter Margaret and her husband Duncan McPHERSON. Loved grandmother of Warren, and Camille and her husband Michael COOMBES and "Great" to Stuart COOMBES. Annie is predeceased by her brothers Bill and John TANNAHILL. Special thank you to the staff at Marnwood Nursing Home for their excellent care. Rested at the Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice L1E 2R7, 905-432-8484. Funeral Service in St. Paul's United Church (Church and Silver Streets) Bowmanville on Saturday November 12th at 2 p.m. Interment later at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Toronto. "In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us, Thanks be to God."

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COOMBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
WILSON, Douglas Howard
Peacefully passed away, on Sunday, December 25, 2005, surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 54 years, children Bryan and his wife Teddy, Bruce and his wife Carla, and Brenda COOMBES. Proud " Grumps" to Cheryl, Kevin, Geoffrey, and Kirsten. Dear brother to Jean JACQUES, John, and Lloyd. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many family and Friends. Douglas will also be remembered as a former president of J.L. Wilson and Sons Ltd. and as a former Commanding Officer of 707 Etobicoke Air Cadets Squadron. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1535 South Gateway, at Dixie Rd., 905-602-1580), on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 3 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-12 published
BROWNING, Charles Edward " Chuck" " Ed"
Peacefully at his residence, Thursday, March 10, 2005, Charles Edward " Chuck" " Ed" BROWNING, 83, of Crediton. Beloved husband of the late Ina Doris (KILLEN) BROWNING (2003.) Loved father and father-in-law of Charles "Charlie" and Doreen BROWNING of Crediton, Allen "Al" and Linda BROWNING of White Rock, British Columbia, Lee and Susan BROWNING of Edmonton. Loving grandpa of Heather COOMBS, Charlene and Jeff POAG, Teresa BROWNING and Scott, Jodie BROWNING and Rob, Laura BROWNING and Michael BROWNING and great-grandpa to Owen POAG, Andrea POAG, Jessica POAG, Devon KIM and Tegan KIM. Dear brother-in-law of Albert KILLEN and companion Ruby of Truro, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Sarah (FORD) BROWNING. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and son Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Zion United Church, Crediton or charity of choice would be appreciated.
Charles was a member of the Exeter Oddfellows #67, Royal Canadian Legion, R.E. Pooley Branch #167, Exeter, served with the Canadian Army, United States Army Air Force during World War 2 and retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was also a former Village Trustee, served on the Volunteer Fire Department and member of the Crediton Lion's Club. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-20 published
HERBERT, Patricia (VICKERS)
Patricia (VICKERS) of Saint Thomas, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday June 18, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 75th year. Dearly loved wife of over 55 years of Ashton HERBERT and loved mother of Sandra and her husband Doug COOMBS of Saint Thomas, Dan and his wife Cindy HERBERT of Belmont, Suzanne and her husband Peter DEVLIN of Saint Thomas, Dennis and his wife Susan HERBERT of Aylmer, Karen LUSCOMBE of Aylmer and Alice and her husband Scott OUSTERHOUT of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 2 sons J. Stephens (1999) and Kevin (1962). Dear sister of Ula WHITE/WHYTE of Ingersoll, Hazel CLARKE of Montreal, Violet BARKER and Gladys ANDERSON, both of Belmont and Joy KOLPIN of London. Predeceased by a brother Myrten VICKERS and 2 sisters Ila WHITE/WHYTE and Donna BRISTOW. Pat was born in Mossley on March 3, 1931, the daughter of the late James and Pearl (MILLS) VICKERS. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday. Interment in Aylmer Cemetery. No public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
PRICE, Hilda Rose May (COOMBS)
Hilda Rose May (COOMBS) of R.R.#1 Port Stanley, on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late William George PRICE and dearly loved mother of Ellen and her husband Ken PALMER of R.R.#1 Port Stanley, Shirley and her husband Bob DURK of Delaware and Nancy and her husband Rolly INNIS of Milton. She is the last of her family. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Hilda was born in Ingersoll on April 15, 1913, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie (SHARPE) COOMBS. She was a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Red Cross, Victorian Order of Nurses or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Visitation Thursday f rom 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-18 published
COOMBS, Marguerite " Peg" Helen
Of Seaforth peacefully Sunday October 16th, 2005 at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Cleave COOMBS for 64 years. Loving mother of Chris and his wife Merrilee (HARVEY) of London. Precious grandmother to her three boys Justin, Jeff and Joel. A special adopted grandmother to Aunt Ruth and Doug, Michelle, Melanie, and Patrick and the late Frank POULIN and Aunt Jane and Chris HARVEY. Dear sister of Ronald and his wife Win JONES, and cousin Connie and Ted HONEYWOOD all of England. Peg was born in Beccels, England and travelled to Canada as a war bride, with Cleave in 1946. She was Zone Commander and Ladies' Auxiliary president of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 156), an active choir and Anglican Church Women member of the Saint Thomas Anglican Church, a "mom away from home" for the Seaforth Girls Marching Band and awarded Seaforth Citizenship Award for Humanitarian Service in 1996. Peg was dearly loved by her family, Friends, neighbours and acquaintances. The family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth on Wednesday October 19th 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Seaforth on Thursday, October 20th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Egmondville Cemetery. Reverend Sue MALPUS officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Foundation or the Lymphoma Foundation of Canada. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com Life is like a cup of tea....it is how you make it!

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-09 published
SMITH, Patricia D. (née HARVEY)
A resident of R.R.#1 Morpeth, Patricia D. SMITH passed away on Monday, November 7, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus at the age of 71. Born in Howard Township, daughter of the late William and Florence (McCAIN) HARVEY. Beloved wife of Max SMITH for 48 years. Dear mother of Stephen SMITH and his wife Esther of R.R.#4 Blenheim, Janet PINDER and her husband Bryan of Rodney, and Lisa SMITH of Niagara Falls. Grandmother of Scott SMITH, Ryan SMITH, Nathalie SMITH, Michael PINDER, Jennifer PINDER, Katelyn PINDER, and Laura PINDER. Sister of Ruthanne THAIN and her husband Doug of Blenheim, Janet HARVEY of London, Bill HARVEY and his wife Treena of Chatham, and Merilee COOMBS and her husband Chris of London. Sister-in-law of Marjorie GIDDIS of Ridgetown and the late Earl GIDDIS, James R. and Alda SMITH, Madeleine SMITH and Wylie SMITH. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Patricia was a member of the Morpeth Heritage Club and Morpeth United Church. She worked for 25 years as a Residential Counsellor at the Southwestern Regional Centre prior to her retirement. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, November 11, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Barry DICKSON/DIXON officiating. Interment in Morpeth Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
WATSON, Reginald Victor " Reg"
Now at peace with God, Reginald Victor "Reg" WATSON of Aylmer passed away at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday December 30, 2005 in his 78th year. Devoted husband of Margaret (GURR) WATSON. Father of three very gifted children whom have lived, loved and laughed through out his time with us. Roger WATSON and wife Marianne of Saint Thomas, Brenda and husband Erich SCHMELTER of Aylmer and Brian WATSON of London. Loved by his grandchildren Devon, Dwight, Sydney, Cameron and Ryley. Brother of Ken WATSON of Saint Thomas, Jean WALKER of Carstairs, Alberta, and the late Isabel WICKETT. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Reg loved his family and he cherished everyday he could spend with us and he knew his spirit would carry on with all. He was a close friend to many and a cherished gift to us all. We will miss him but we know that he will be taking care of us all from above. Born in Saint Thomas, Ontario on December 20, 1928 the son of the late Herbert and Adelene (COOMBS) WATSON. Reg a local businessman lived in Aylmer and area for 55 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 3, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Margaret BELL of Plains Baptist Church and Reverend Cam WATTS of Aylmer Baptist Church officiating. Interment Orwell Cemetery. Donations to the Aylmer Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Palliative Care, Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-01 published
ELY, Mildred Lois (née SMITH)
Peacefully at Christie Gardens Apartments and Care in Toronto on Sunday, August 28, 2005. Beloved wife of the late John Hart ELY. Loving mother of Peter (Margaret and the late Trudy,) Joan BOWKER and the late David (Carole.) Dear sister of Frances WALLACE. Lois was the dear grandmother of Peter (Karen), Alison, Jane and John (Wanda) ELY; John (Kristina) and Andrea (Peter) BOWKER Jennifer (Ian) SCOTT and Elizabeth (Neil) LEDUKE. She was a special aunt to Stephanie (Jeremy) JOHNSTON, Elizabeth (Pierre) RACICOT, Adrian (Maurice) COOMBS and Alan (Marsha) ELY. Proud great-grandmother of Kiri, Olivia, Evan, Alexander, Sarah, Micah and Dessa. She led a full and giving life, touching Friends, family and colleagues with her energy, warmth, patience and wisdom. She will be fondly missed by her adoring family. The family wishes to express their appreciation of the continuing warm support of Christie Gardens. A private service was held with the help of Grace Church-on-the-Hill and Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, Toronto. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
HARRIS, S. Alan
Passed away peacefully at his home in Caledon on August 14, 2005 - age 104.
Friends and former students are invited to a gathering on Thursday, December 15 at 5: 30 p.m. to celebrate his life and teaching career. It will take place at Weston Hall, Preparatory School, Upper Canada College.
For further information contact either Ted STEPHENSON (416) 488-2602 or Chip COOMBS (416) 483-2343.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-08 published
HARRIS, S. Alan
Passed away peacefully at his home in Caledon on August 14, 2005 - age 104.
Friends and former students are invited to a gathering on Thursday, December 15 at 5: 30 p.m. to celebrate his life and teaching career. It will take place at Weston Hall, Preparatory School, Upper Canada College.
For further information contact either Ted STEPHENSON (416) 488-2602 or Chip COOMBS (416) 483-2343.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
Standish Alan HARRIS
By Chip COOMBS, Friday, December 9, 2005, Page A28
Teacher, husband, "pappy," uncle, gardener, naturalist. Born January 5, 1901, in Kilmallack, Ireland. Died August 14 in Caledon, Ontario, aged 104.
A much loved, gentle man and revered former teacher at Upper Canada College in Toronto, Standish Alan HARRIS inspired those around him to be simply better and, in this harsh world, to be kinder.
Educated in Ireland, Alan graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. He taught for five years in Ireland, before setting out for Canada in 1925.
He was soon offered a position teaching at Upper Canada College, where he remained until his retirement in 1965. He taught a variety of core subjects, but it was mathematics that was his forte. Many of his students found math challenging and Alan spent countless hours after school helping those who were struggling.
He also coached numerous sports teams, including cricket, soccer, hockey, boxing, and track and field -- always stressing the importance of good sportsmanship.
Alan had an instinctive flair for teaching, was well versed in and enthusiastic about his subject, truly loved what he did and did it for the satisfaction of seeing his students gain confidence and skill. He never ceased learning and caring for his students. He was an exemplary teacher.
Alan's love for his profession was closely matched by his love for and never-ending interest in the natural world around him. At the school's Norval outdoor teaching centre north of the city, he was personally responsible for the planting of hundreds of thousands of trees and for starting an arboretum (subsequently dedicated to him) and for setting up Upper Canada College's outdoor education program. Alan loved birds and provided about 450 kilograms of feed annually at the bird feeders surrounding his Caledon home.
His beautiful old-fashioned garden has often been the target of many wild creatures, and, though he was unable to thwart their attacks on his plantings, he was content to have the animals as neighbours. If fortunate enough to visit Alan at the appropriate season, visitors to his country home would be rewarded by a bucket of peonies or an armload of fresh asparagus to take home.
One day in 1940, Alan was taken home for lunch by one of his students to meet the student's widowed mother, Naomi "Pick" DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Alan was smitten and they were married in 1942; a union that was to be both long and happy. Alan's love and devotion to Pick was never-ending and in her final months, he rarely left her side. When she died, Alan was bereft and hit bottom, and stayed that way until Upper Canada College asked him to help orchestrate some key alumni events.
Alan was more than a beloved teacher to generations of boys, and a loving husband. He was the epitome of a gentleman. He embodied old-fashioned gallantry toward women and had a warm and open heart to all children. To family members, he was known affectionately as "pappy" or Uncle Alan, and by former students as their own "Mr. Chips."
He was a kind and very generous soul who found it difficult to accept a favour, yet, without the slightest hesitation, would offer anything and everything to someone in need. Most of his former students would remember him as being strict, but in a manner that demanded respect. When honoured by Upper Canada College around the occasion of his 95th birthday, he was swamped by the good wishes of former students, virtually all of whom he remembered, often even recalling this boy's prankish uncle or that boy's mischievous father. Inside the teacher was a ready sense of humour with a generous spirit, a loving and youthful heart and a sensitive compassion for all of those around him.
Chip was Alan's friend and former student.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
WICE, Edith Margaret (née COOMBS)
Suddenly on Friday, January 21, 2005, in her 91st year. (Longtime faithful member of Wesley Mimico United Church, United Church of Women, the Couples Club, Lakeshore-Mimico Lawn Bowling and former Chairperson of the Longbranch Unit of the Queensway General Hospital Auxiliary.) Beloved wife of the late Norman Andrew WICE. (Longtime residents of James Street, Longbranch). Dearly loved mother of Robert and wife Gerri of Edmonton and Nancy WICE of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Lisa and husband Scott CHANNON, Jason (Candice) and Timothy (Joanna). Dear great-grandmother to Logan. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie HOTCHKISS, Marian COOMBS, Alice HEATH and brother Doug COOMBS. Also lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews and their families. Mrs. WICE will be resting at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home Ltd., 63 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Thursday 11 a.m. at Wesley Mimico United Church, 2 Station Rd., Etobicoke. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Wesley Mimico United Church or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
MATTHEWS, Grace E.
On January 30, 2005 at the age of 90, at Scarborough General Hospital. Loving mother of Noreen COOMBS (née MATTHEWS) and her husband Les, of Scarborough, and Herb MATTHEWS and his wife Jean, of Calgary. Dear grandmother of Jennifer, Geoffrey, Brian, and Alan. Grace is lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed by her family and beautiful collage of Friends both young and old whose lives she will continue to touch as they remember her spirit, courage, selflessness and love, always given without hesitation or expectations. Grace's circle of Friends was enlarged by her constant and unreserved support of her late husband Ross in all of his endeavours. Family and Friends will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) for visitation on Wednesday, February 2 from 7-9 p.m. To honour Grace's wish, there will be a private family service prior to interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to a charity of your choice in her memory.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
CURRAN, Edith Marie (née COOMBS)
Passed away peacefully at the Fairview Lodge Nursing Home in Whitby on Monday, February 7, 2005 in her 91st year. Edith, wife of the late Henry Thomas CURRAN. Loving mother of Bill and his wife Anne of Ajax, Don and his wife Pat of Manilla, Jim and his wife Wendy of Toronto, and Howard and his wife Mary Lou of Cobourg. Fondly remembered by her 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Barbara SCOTT of Florida. Predeceased by sisters Dorothy and Audrey and brothers Howard and Bill. A Memorial Service will be held at the All Saints Anglican Church, 300 Dundas St. West, Whitby, Saturday February 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fairview Lodge Nursing Home or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
STEVENS, Paula Maxine (née MELLOR)
Age 59. Of Brampton. Passed away February 12, 2005 in Palliative Care, Brampton Memorial Hospital. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Pauline MELLOR of Halifax. A graduate of Mount St. Vincent University, she worked as a Medical Secretary to the Administrator of the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax and later with Dr. Paul SINGH, Calgary, Alberta. She was dedicated to her husband, family and Friends. She carried her long illness with strength, courage and dignity. Surviving are her devoted husband Jim, daughter Stephanie (Brad) HOY, grandchildren Katie and Owen HOY, daughter Kimberley (fiancé David BRUSSO,) Brampton. She is also survived by sister Anne (Alex MacMILLAN,) nieces Pamela MacMILLAN, Deborah (Rob COOMBS, great niece and nephew Hannah and Michael COOMBS,) Halifax. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at Snow's Funeral Home, Halifax. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rockingham. Father Bernard O'Neill officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
TYLER, George
(Veteran World War 2) Peacefully, at Etobicoke General Hospital, on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, George TYLER, Bolton, in his 84th year, beloved husband of Jane COOMBS. Dear father of Barbara and Eric LARSEN, Bolton; Douglas and Linda TYLER, Brampton; Glenn and Bruce TYLER, Brampton. Loving granddad of Kim, Jason, Melissa, Michael and Brandon. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Saturday, May 7 from 3 o'clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 4 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to World Wildlife Fund Canada, 245 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 410, Toronto M4P 3J1. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-04 published
COOMBS, Elizabeth
On Wednesday, November 2, 2005. Beloved wife to Henry of 65 years. Loving mother to Marge TURNER (Mike CHODOS,) and Phil (Dorothy.) Cherished grandmother to Philip, Lynn, and Michael. Great-grandmother to 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation at Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (north of Steeles Ave.), 905-456-8190, on Friday, November 4, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church (4 Elizabeth Street, Brampton), on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 11 a.m.

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