COON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-28 published
SOPER, Lillian (HILL)
Jesse E. Soper of Long Point and formerly of Saint Thomas, beloved husband of Mrs. Lillian (HILL) SOPER, passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, in his 93rd year. Loving father of Richard SOPER and his wife Nancy of Long Point, Thomas SOPER and his wife Kathleen of Tara and the late Laurie Anne SOPER. Cherished grandfather of Steven SOPER and his wife Laurian of Windsor, Pamela COON and her husband Glen of Port Rowan, Thomas SOPER Jr. and his partner Nancy of Kitchener and Jason SOPER and his wife Regina of Taunda, South West Australia. Dear great-grandfather of Tarian, Jessica, Bronte, Alex, Tori and Kennedy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The last of his own immediate family, Mr. SOPER was predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Born in Yarmouth Township, October 25, 1912, the son of the late Charles and Laura (BLAKLEY) SOPER. He moved to the Long Point Area from Saint Thomas in 1978. Mr. SOPER was a retired employee of Canadian Timken, Limited, Saint Thomas. He was a 50 year member of Saint Thomas Lodge #44, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons The funeral service will be conducted at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. followed by interment in Saint Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon for one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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COON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
SNELL, Ila Dorothy (HUNTER)
Peacefully at Exeter Villa on Sunday, October 23, 2005. Ila Dorothy (HUNTER) SNELL of Exeter in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Russell SNELL (1979.) Dear mother of John and Jackie SNELL of Exeter, Elizabeth Graham SMITH of Nepean. Loved by her grandchildren Melanie (Kyle) PLATT, Melissa (Steve) PERIARD, Grant (Nancy) COON, Kimberley (Scott) GAUTHIER, and Kelly (Jim) LACEY. Also loved by her great-grandchildren Connor, Jacob, Ainsley, Trent, Kalem, Adam, Chance and Jenna. Survived by two sisters Edith (Ray) BOUDREAU of Exeter and Eileen (Bill) WHITEHEAD of Sarnia. Predeceased by four brothers Clifford, Lloyd, Norman and John and one sister Lily. A funeral service will be held at Dinney Funeral Home, 471 Main Street, Exeter on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Exeter Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society, 317 Huron Road, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0 would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.dinneyfuneralhome.on.ca

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COON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-21 published
COON, Peter A.
After a good fight with cancer at the Ottawa General Hospital on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at the age of 44 years. son of Beverley J. COON (née YOUNG) and the late David A. COON. Survived by his brothers Jeremy "Gus" (Carrie) and John (Francine). Very special uncle of Andrew. Peter will be sadly missed by his many Friends and colleagues in the music and drama community. Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, Ontario, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interment of ashes will take place in Elgin, Ontario in the early summer of 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carleton Place High School Music Department would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences at Barkerfh@aol.com

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COON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
BRYANT, Helen Maud
Passed away peacefully at Meadowcroft Place on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Arthur William BRYANT. Dear mother of June BROOKS (Ralph,) Margaret LEBLANC (Robert,) Graham BRYANT (Sylvia,) and Gereld COON (Evelyn.) Loving grandmother of ten grandchildren and great-grandmother of thirteen. Predeceased by six sisters and one brother. Private cremation arrangements with Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, Toronto. A Memorial Service will be held at Kingsway Baptist Church on Monday, January 17, 2005 (her 100th birthday) at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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COON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
PATTON, Ruth Elizabeth (née COON)

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COON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-02 published
COON, Helen Margaret
Peacefully, on Friday, July 29th, 2005 at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines in her 83rd year. Beloved wife and best friend of Cliff for 58 years. Loving mother of Margaret (Art) ASHUKIAN and Donna (Murray) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Mississauga. Loving Nanny of Mayram, Ahron (Stephanie), Michael and Adam. Special Old Nanny of Madeline. Sister of Ethel WALKER. Sister-in-law of Clayton (Jean) COON. Helen was a longtime member of Saint John's Anglican Church and the A.C.W., Thorold. Helen was a dedicated volunteer at Tufford Manor. "A very caring lady who valued her family and church life." Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Helen's life will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church (12 Carlton St. S., Thorold) on Friday, August 5th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hotel Dieu Dialysis Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Karl A. Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.

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COONEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-02 published
ARMITAGE, Thelma Dorothy (HUGHES)
At Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia, on Friday, September 30, 2005, Thelma Dorothy (HUGHES) ARMITAGE, age 83, of Sarnia, beloved wife of the late Harry Ellis ARMITAGE and dear mother of Jack ARMITAGE and his wife Joanne of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Bob ARMITAGE and his wife Linda and Margaret WRIGHT and her husband Tom all of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Deborah (Blake), Cheryl (Ron), Greg (Sara), Meegan (Todd), Joe, Lee Ann (Scott), and Dawn (Rob.) Dear sister of Jean PARKER and her husband Bert of Callander and Linda COONEY of South River. Also survived by eleven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters Ethel, Edith and Phyllis. Mrs. ARMITAGE was born at Powassan and had resided in the Sarnia area since 1948. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Monday, October 3rd at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday afternoon from 1: 00 p.m. until time of service. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Charity of Choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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COONEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-02 published
McNAMARA, Julia Louise " Lou" (née BEAN)
At London, Ontario on Tuesday November 1, 2005 at the London Health Sciences Centre after a valiant battle with cancer. She was in her 88th year. Beloved mother of Margaret KERNAGHAN (Bill) of Edmonton, Alberta, Fr. Terrence McNAMARA of Chatham, Sr. Dianne McNAMARA, S.P. of London, and Patrick McNAMARA (Janet) of Greensboro, North Carolina. Predeceased by her husband, Gerald (1990) and infant daughter Patricia Louise. Dear grandmother of Patrick and Shawn KERNAGHAN, Meghan, Colleen, and Ryan McNAMARA. Great-grandmother of Brendan and "Katie" KERNAGHAN. Dear sister of Alice WATTERS, Ann WRIGHT, Evelyn MARION of Sudbury, Eileen McKINSTRY of Kingston, Kathleen DONOHUE of London. Predeceased by her sister Velma RADEY, Earl, Donald, Henry and Frank BEAN. Louise was born on December 17, 1917 the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred COONEY) BEAN. She was a 62 year member of the Catholic Women's League. Visitation at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St. at King, London, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Parish Prayers Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue at Dundas Street East, on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chatham at 2: 30 on Thursday. Donations to the charity of one's choice.

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COONEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
CLARKE, Robert Lee (April 17, 1922-December 22, 2005)
Robert Lee CLARKE died early Thursday morning of cancer. He was born in Vermilion, Alberta on April 17, 1922 to Harold J. CLARKE and Leonora Opfergelt CLARKE. He was educated in Vermilion, then at the University of Alberta (1939-1943), where he received the Governor General's Medal upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to McGill University (1945-1948) to receive a Ph.D. in Physics. He worked at the National Research Council from 1943 to 1945, and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. from 1948 to 1968. He then joined the Physics Department of Carleton University where he served as department chair in the 1970s. He formally retired in 1987, but continued to work in Medical Physics research as Professor Emeritus, and served on university committees, right up until the month before he died. In addition, he spent many periods of research at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Belmont, Surrey, United Kingdom. He was instrumental in setting up the medical physics research section at Carleton University and assisted in setting up the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute in 1989. On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute, the Robert Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics was set up. Devoted to Canada and to physics, Bob was a member of the Canadian Association of Physics from the beginning and enjoyed many professional and personal Friendships.
In 1943 he met Vera POWELL at N.R.C. They were colleagues in the Optics Section, and were married in 1945. There are four children: James (Betty LAM,) Gwyneth (Craig LEWIS,) Alan (Madeline WELD,) and Brian (Sandra COONEY.) There are eleven grandchildren: Owen (Carolina IBARRA), Roger (Becci GINDIN) and Edwin CLARKE, Brandon, Denise (Mike BILLY), Eleanor and Anna LEWIS; Ansel and Derwin CLARKE; and Liam and Colleen CLARKE; and three great grand children: Catherine, Reeva, and Mike Billy. Bob will also be remembered by Betty and Lloyd STACKHOUSE, Patricia CLARKE (late Donald), and nephews and nieces. His many Friends enriched and broadened his life.
Bob's interests were wide-ranging. He enjoyed games of tennis, and later squash until early 2005. For many years he flew small airplanes, in the United Kingdom and in Canada. He bicycled around Ottawa and took grandchildren boating on Dow's Lake. He enjoyed concerts at the National Arts Centre, attended Wednesday meetings at Riverside Kiwanis and delivered Meals on Wheels, where his regular Christmas delivery will be missed by many. He travelled extensively in Canada and in the United Kingdom and in many other parts of the world from Nigeria to Japan and places in between.
The family would like to thank Dr. BHIMJI and the staff on A5 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for their care and compassion.
There will be a Private Family Funeral Service, and a Public Memorial Gathering at Carleton University at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Robert Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics, care of Carleton University, or a charity of your choice.
Condolences/Donations/Tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143.

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COONEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
O'HALLORAN, Mary Theresa Blanche (née BARRY)
Retired employee of Mount Sinai Hospital. Aftera brief illness, surrounded by her family, at the North York General Hospital, on Saturday, April 9, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Peter (1973). Dear mother of Anne Marie PAANANEN (Allan), Kevin, Brian, Colleen MARSHALL and the late Barry (1976.) Loving grandmother of Lori Anne (Justin COONEY), Eric (Heather), Matthew, Daniel, Caitlin and the late Jonathan (2004). Great-grandmother of Jeremy, Jessica, Elissa and Lauren. Sister of Camilla McGRADE (Hugh.) Aunt Mary will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Her compassion and understanding will always be remembered. Friends may call at the Funeral Home of O'Connor Bros., 1871 Danforth Ave., Toronto (2 blocks west of Woodbine subway station), on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Dunstan's Church (3150 Danforth Ave., Toronto) on Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. Spring interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Dornoch, Ontario. "Mary drew her strength through her faith and devotion to our Blessed Lady". In lieu of flowers, donations to the either the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated. (Supervised parking at the funeral home.)

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COONEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-24 published
MAJOR, Veronica 'Vicki' (BERGIN)
At Simcoe Manor, Beeton, on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, Veronica BERGIN, in her 82nd year, beloved wife of the late David MAJOR. Loving mother of Paul and Tracie, Larry and Theresa, Jim and Debbie, and Robert and Faye. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren. Dear sister of Dorothy (Mrs. James COONEY), Teresa (Mrs. Ed O'LEARY), Joseph, and the late Bernard, Ella, and Edward. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Friday, June 24, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. James Church, Colgan, at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005. Interment St. James Cemetery, Colgan.

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COONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-10 published
McMURTRY, Lucy Lyall
Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in her 96th year. Loving mother of Linda TURVEY and her husband Peter. Dear grandmother of Stephen and his wife Elizabeth, Blake and his wife Natalie, Mark and his wife Jeanette. Great-grandmother to Lyall, Charlie, Lucy Megan, and Dillan. Lovingly remembered by Elizabeth PROWER. A special thanks to Carol COONS and her staff at St. Hilda's and to the emergency staff at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Visitation at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home - 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton) on Friday, February 11, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. Complete funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, at 11 a.m. Cremation. If desired donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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COONS 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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COONS 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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COONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
HOLDING, Fred
Died peacefully, at the Carpenter's Hospice in Burlington, on January 20, 2005, in his 84th year. He is survived by his six children, Keith (Valerie) of Toronto, Brent (Elaine), Sharon COONS (Dave,) and Ronald, all of Burlington, Garth (Joanne) of Dundalk, and Lorraine of Toronto. Companion to Kathy LEMAY of Burlington. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Laura, Kevin, Kane, Vanessa, Christopher and Michael, along with his extended family. Former husband of Jean HOLDING. Predeceased by his brother Harold and sister Marjorie LUXON. A Veteran of World War 2, and retiree of Union Drawn Steel. Sincere thanks are offered to the dedicated caregivers at Joseph Brant Hospital and the Carpenter's Hospice where Fred received exemplary care. In particular, Dr. SALTER and Dr. BERLINGIERI for their kindness and compassion. At Fred's request, cremation has taken place. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington, on January 23, 2005 from 3: 00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9: 00 p.m. A celebration of Fred's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Carpenter's Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.www.smithsfh.com

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COONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
McMURTRY, Lucy Lyall
Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in her 96th year. Loving mother of Linda TURVEY and her husband Peter. Dear grandmother of Stephen and his wife Elizabeth, Blake and his wife Natalie, Mark and his wife Jeanette. Great-grandmother to Lyall, Charlie, Lucy Megan, and Dillan. Lovingly remembered by Elizabeth PROWER. A special thanks to Carol COONS and her staff at St. Hilda's and to the emergency staff at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Visitation at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton) on Friday, February 11, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. Complete funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation. If desired donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
HOPE, Kenneth
Passed away at the Steamway Ville in Cobourg on Sunday, June 5, 2005. Kenneth HOPE of Cobourg in his 83rd year beloved husband of Norma MORLEY and the late Margaret COOPE. Loved father of Angela, Marilyn and Valerie. Dear grandfather of Adam and Jennifer and great-grandfather of Gavin. Survived by his sister-in-law Evelyn. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus. Cremation has taken place and final interment of the urn was held at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Breslau.

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-18 published
JOHNSTON, Edmund Lowell
(Korean War Veteran), in Durham, on Thursday, March 17th, 2005. Ed JOHNSTON, of Durham, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Merle (née COOPER.) Loved father of Lowell (Karen,) of Victoria, British Columbia and Debbie (Bill) LILLIE and Denise (Philip) GROVE, all of Durham. Dear brother of Cedric (Jackie,) of Durham, Betty GAFFNEY, of Stratford and Luella (Jack) STURROCK, of Hopeville. Sadly missed and loved by grandchildren, Jasen GROVE and friend, Morgan HENDERSON., Marnie GROVE and friend, Andrew PINK and Brianne LILLIE and fiance, Steve QUESNEL; great-granddaughters, Alexandra and Justice QUESNEL; brother-in-law, Louis NIGH and sister-in-law, Helen APPLEBY. Predeceased by parents, Elizabeth and Lowell brother, Robert; brothers-in-law, Oliver GAFFNEY and Roy APPLEBY and sister-in-law, Jean NIGH. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Service will be held at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home, Durham, at 11: 30 a.m. Monday, March 21st, 2005. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Durham Hospital would be appreciated.
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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-06 published
BOWIE, Maurice Ina (née GARBUTT)
Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, April 4, 2005. Maurice BOWIE (née GARBUTT) of Owen Sound in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Samuel BOWIE. Loved mother of Marjorie and her husband Calvin MILLS of Enterprise, Alabama, Joan JOHNSON, Irvin, Bing and his friend Donna MILLS, Christine, Phyllis and Beth BOWIE all of Owen Sound and Philip of London. Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also survived by a brother Joey GARBUTT of Collingwood, a sister Jane and her husband Laurence CROMWELL of Belleville and daughters in law Rosie and Shirley. Predeceased by three brothers Howard, Bill and Ronnie GARBUTT and four sisters Emily COOPER, Mildred KNOBES, Mamie GARBUTT and Vi SEMPLE. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the B.M.E. Church in Owen Sound on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. There will be visiting at the church from 11 o'clock until service time on Saturday. Interment, Leith Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-27 published
GOULD, Frank Francis William
World War II Veteran Peacefully, at Hannah Walker Place, in Owen Sound on Monday, July 25th, 2005. In his 85th year, Frank Francis William GOULD, the beloved husband of the late Jessie Irene (nee WILKIE). Loving father of James and his wife Ellen Beth, Joan, and her husband, Howard SANDLES, Barbara and her husband Melvin COOPER, and Shirley and her husband Scott MISENER. Proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear brother of William and his wife Anne, Mildred NOBLE, and Delores and her husband David GLEESON. Predeceased by his sister, Marie (Mrs. Kenneth McCHESNEY) and by his brother, Clarence. Frank will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Frank was a former Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Frank will be remembered for his commitment to many groups like ARC Industries. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. A Vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. (Members of the Knights of Columbus are requested to attend the Vigil service). As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either Hannah Walker Place or to Georgian Heights Resident's Fund would be appreciated by the family.
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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-24 published
RUSS, Reverend Kenneth Harvey
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005. Ken RUSS of Southampton, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Reverend Eleanor RUSS (née McDOUGALL,) Southampton. Dear father of Bill, Hamilton, Carlene (Leo ALBERT,) LaPrairie, Quebec and Christina (Don COOPER,) Brantford. Loving grandfather of Matthew RUSS and Evan ALBERT. Also survived by his brother David, Brantford, by his sisters-in-law Violet (Orval ANDERSON,) New Dublin and Reverend Beverly (Reverend Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) Simcoe. Sadly missed by his aunt, Mary Lou RUSS, by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Fondly remembered, by the members of the Southampton Legion Branch No. 155, the Southampton Rotary Club, the Probus Club and by the many people he has touched through his Ministry. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Edna RUSS and by his brother Jim. Following Ken's graduation from Waterloo Lutheran University and Emmanuel College, Toronto, he was Ordained by Hamilton Conference, United Church of Canada, in 1964. Reverend Ken ministered in United Churches in Carrot River, Arborfield and Jordan River, Saskatchewan, and in Ontario, at Jordan Station, Zion, Hamilton, St. Paul's, Stirling, Fairview, Brantford and retired from Southampton and Mount Hope Pastoral Charge. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Reverend Ken RUSS will be conducted from the Southampton United Church, on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Social Hall of the Church. Interment, New Dublin Cemetery, New Dublin, Ontario. Expressions of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association. For further detail contact the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton at (800)-858-9544. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.
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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-15 published
DAY, Dorothy Wanita (née KENNEDY)
Peacefully at South ampton Care Centre on Monday, November 14th, 2005. The former Dorothy Wanita KENNEDY of Georgetown in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late Charles DAY. Cherished mother of Pat and her husband David COOPER, of Sauble Beach; and Charlene MacCORMACK and her spouse the late George BARBER, of Muskoka. Much loved grandmother of Jamie COOPER and his wife Yvonne, of Brampton; and Debbie and her husband Stan SCHMIDT, of Palmerston. Great-grandmother of Brandon, Alana, David, Lisa, Carla, and Jeremy. Predeceased by her parents William and Ella KENNEDY, and her brother Elmer. Dorothy was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #120 Ladies Auxiliary, Georgetown, having recently received her 60 year pin. At Dorothy's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation with interment in Glen Orchard Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519)422-0041. A purple Lilac tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Dorothy. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-10 published
SUTHERLAND, William George
(January 10th, 1915-December 8th, 2005)
It is with great sadness that the Sutherland family an nounces the peaceful passing of William George SUTHERLAND of natural causes at Summit Place, Owen Sound on Thursday, December 8th in his 91st year. George joins his beloved wife of 60 years Marion, who passed away January 19th, 2002. A strong family man of proud Scottish heritage, George will be missed by his children Betty Lou LEMON and husband Walter, Marg HUNT and husband Ray, Willard and wife Ann, all of Toronto. A loving grandparent to Steven LEMON and wife Lisa, Janis LEMON and her fiancé Glenn COOPER, Jennifer GIRDAUSKAS and her husband Kris, Mitch HUNT, Ben CARPER, Sam and Mark SUTHERLAND. Dear brother of Mabel TURNBULL (Sarnia) and Criss ROWE (deceased.) His love of family and community spirit will be missed by all. The long-time owner and operator of Maple Dell Farms, a mixed farming operation on 6th line near Massie, George will be remembered for his many community involvements, including leadership roles on the United Dairy and Poultry Co-operative, Gay-Lea Foods Co-operative, Holland Township Federation of Agriculturel, Holland Township Federation Junior Fair, Massie United Church, North Grey High School Board, Holland Township 4-H Club, Chatsworth Rotary Club and the Chatsworth Seniors Club among others. George was recognized for his contributions to the community when he received the Holland Heritage Award in 1997. Friends and family are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home, in Chatsworth, for visitation on Sunday between 2: 00 and 4:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Massie United Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. May you forever dwell in happiness with your beloved Marion

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COOPER o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-23 published
JAUNIAUX, Emile Jules Joseph
Emile Jules Joseph Jauniaux of R.R.#4 Blenheim, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Public General Campus", in Chatham, at the age of 68 years. Emile was born in Quebec and was a son of the late Dieudonne and Adolphine (ROGER) JAUNIAUX. Beloved husband of Julie (HOTTE) JAUNIAUX. Dear father and father-in-law of Dean JAUNIAUX, Lynn and John YAZBECK, Penny and Dan BAULCOMB all of Wallaceburg and Joe JAUNIAUX of Mississauga. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Toni, Mike, Dylan, Simon, Wade, Tegan, Johnathan, Justin and Willy. Kind brother of Yolande MAZUR, Monica COOPER and Rosee ALLARD all of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by his brother Peter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The late Emile JAUNIAUX rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Monday, February 21, 2005 when the funeral service was conducted in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Fr. John JASICA, Officiating. Cremation followed. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Emile JAUNIAUX.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-12 published
KEECH, Roy
A resident of Ridgetown, Roy KEECH died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the age of 68. Born in Howard Township, son of the late Wesley and Violet (WILSON) KEECH. Beloved husband of Olga (IWANCHUN) KEECH for 50 years. Dear father of Randy KEECH and his wife Deb of Merlin, Cheryl KUYVENHOVEN and her husband Peter of Spruce Grove, Alberta, and Michael KEECH of London. Grandfather of Kim, P.J. and Jo Jo KUYVENHOVEN and Jesse and Katie KEECH. Brother of Mary MacDOUGALL of Chatham, Bill and Donna KEECH of Chatham, Charlie and Mick KEECH of Glencoe and the late Peg COOPER and Gwen SINCLAIR. Brother-in-law of John and Loretta IWANCHUN of Florence and Vicki and Gary FRASER of Blenheim. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Roy was a past-President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #367, Thamesville. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. East, Ridgetown on Thursday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion #367 Thamesville will hold a Legion Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend William VANDERVEEKEN officiating. Interment in Botany Cemetery, Howard Township. Donations by cheque to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-18 published
WARREN, Pearl (née NICKELS)
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Monday, January 17, 2005. Pearl WARREN (née NICKELS,) in her 100th year, of Petrolia and formerly of Camlachie. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin WARREN (1978.) Dear sister of Dorothy COOPER of Petrolia and the late Wilfred, Percy, William, Frederick and James NICKELS, Beulah FOSS and Orabelle (McQueen) LUNDY. Dear sister-in-law to Effie NICKELS of Bothwell, Bessie NICKELS of Petrolia, Florence NICKELS of Wiarton and Edna NICKELS of London. Special aunt of Loretta and Tom NEEDHAM, Janice HART and Michael HOUSEMAN, Edna SMITH and Harold, Roy and Ruth NICKELS, Jack and Gloria NORRIS and several more nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Therapeutic Gardens at Lambton Meadowview Villa or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com Pearl's family wishes to express "a special thanks" to all the staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa for their compassionate and loving care of Aunt Pearl.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
PENHALE, William Gordon
Surrounded by his family, at Bluewater Health Services Mitton Street Site, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. William Gordon PENHALE, age 57, of Sarnia. Longtime companion of Gayle VENESS. Proud father of his three daughters Jane, Vicki STERLING (Ed) and Michelle POLICICCHIO (Joe.) Grandpa to Spencer and Mariah STERLING and Dante POLICICCHIO. Grandpa Bill to Jamie, Kaitlin and Haley STERLING, Michael, Adam and Meaghan COOK, Gerald and Ashley VENESS. Beloved son of the late Donald (1987) and Mildred (1995.) Dear brother of Sheridan (Betty,) Yvonne COOPER (Allan,) Gwen McCAW (Terry BERNARD) of London, Cheryl BLUM (Frank), Daryle MORGAN (Gary), Glenda KRISJANIS (Steve HILLIARD) of London, Lori WALT (Chuck,) Brad, Kevin (Nora,) Scott, Brent (Jean.) Extended family of John VENESS, Tammy COOK (Mike), Cathy VENESS, Paul VENESS (Carol). Special friend of Henny PENHALE- HONKE. Visitation will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Friday, February 18, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and the Lung Association.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-03 published
DOBBIE, John Irwin
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 with his family at his side John Irwin DOBBIE of Middlesex Centre in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (COOPER) DOBBIE for 58 years. Dear father of John and Carol Anne of Wiarton, William and Joan of Middlesex Centre, Robert and Alice of Lucan, and Judy DOBBIE of London. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Joan DOBBIE of London. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary DOBBIE and 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Especially remembered by Irene and Ford DAPUETO, Sandra CLODE, Pat JANSEN and Dr. Ray and Marion MEREDITH. John farmed in Westminster and London Townships his entire life and retired in 1997. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday, March 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Friday. Interment Medway Cemetery, Middlesex Centre. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
BURT, Ronald Oliver
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness with Leukemia, on Friday, March 25, 2005, Ronald Oliver BURT of London, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Audrey Florence (COOPER.) Dear father of Rick Ronald, Randa Lee VANDERTUIN, Christopher William and Erica Margaret. son of Gertrude Margaret (FERGUSON) and the late Oliver Frederick BURT (1956.) Stepson of the late George JOHNSTON. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a Memorial Service on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. (Visitation one hour pior). A private interment has taken place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, London Health Sciences Foundation or the Community Care Access Centre would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-04 published
FARMER, Grace
Grace of Kincardine at South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Saturday, April 2, 2005 in her 99th year. Wife of the late Samuel FARMER. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Jean FULTON, Rosa COOPER, and Evelyn DENT as well as a brother William STONE. Visitation at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario, N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701, on Tuesday, April 5th from 2: 00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial donations may be made to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation as expressions of sympathy.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
DANDENO, Robert " Bob"
At the Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday April 2, 2005 of Waterford at the age of 72 years. Beloved husband of Fridel (KRUGER,) brother of Tom (Irene deceased), Comox, British Columbia, uncle of Paul, Alison, and Laurel. Brother-in-law of Sigi and Alfie KRUGER and cousin of Barbara COOPER. Bob retired from the department of Employment and Immigration Canada as Operations Officer Employment & Insurance. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Canadian Navy, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 123 Waterford. Cremation followed by visitation at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, on Saturday April 9th from 9: 30am until time of Legion service at 10:45 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
COOPER, Joanne
In loving memory of our mother, Joanne COOPER, who passed away April 10, 2004.
Today recalls sad memories
Of a dear Mother gone to rest,
And the one who thinks of her today
Is the one who loves her best.
Remembered with love by Russell, Danielle and Michael, Shane and Alexandra

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
TIMMINS, William
Peacefully at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Delaware on Friday, April 8th, 2005, William TIMMINS, in his 65th year. Will be sadly missed by Friends and staff at Middlesex Terrace. A graveside service will be held at Longwoods Cemetery, Melbourne, on Monday, April 11th. at 11 a.m. with Linda COOPER officiating. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges, entrusted with arrangements.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-10 published
COOPER, Theresa (née HUNT)
Peacefully, at Seaforth Community Hospital on Friday, April 8, 2005, Theresa COOPER of Seaforth, in her 57th year. Beloved wife of the late Carl COOPER. Cherished mother of Cheryl TAILOR/TAYLOR and fiance Mike ALLISON, Michelle and Kurt LINDEMANN and Michael COOPER and friend Nicole MacMILLAN. Loving grandmother of Michael, Tarryn, Brandon and Courtney. Loved daughter of Audrey and Vern ROBSON. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Linda and Bill BUDD, Don and Deb HUNT, John HUNT and friend Liz, Paula and Kirk PURDY and Carol HUNT. Predeceased by her father Robert HUNT, one brother Bob and one sister-in-law Cindy. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, April 11 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Mai tlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
McCOY, Helen Rose (COOPER)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Street Campus on Saturday, April 9th, 2005. A sleeping lamb of God was taken by her Shepherd, Helen Rose (COOPER) McCOY of London born in Clandeboye, Ontario, Middlesex County July 19th, 1932. Daughter of the late Cecil Henry COOPER (1945) and the late Rosa Kathleen Amy (STONE) COOPER (1988.) Beloved wife of William Alexander McCOY. Loving and caring mother of Kathleen Lillian McCOY and her husband Bob McINTIRE and grand_son Richard James LOSCH. Paul William McCOY and his wife Janet, and granddaughter Carly Anne and the late (grand_son) Christopher Paul. Michael Allen McCOY and his wife Teresa and grand_son William Charles and granddaughter Emily Ann. Mary Ellen SHARP and her husband Dean, grand_son Nicholas Edward and April ELDER and great-granddaughter Ivy Elizabeth Iris SHARP and David Joseph McCOY and his wife Kimberley, grand_son Calvin Avery and granddaughter Sheila Mae all of London. Survived by brothers and sisters William Cecil COOPER and his wife Shirley of Simcoe, Robert Arthur COOPER and his wife Anna Lou of Toronto, Joyce Ileen AMERO and Betty Jean WRIGHT and her husband Jim all of London and Ruth Carol DAVIS of Victoria, British Columbia. Survived by 16 nieces and nephews.
Helen was a member over 25 years Eastern Star London Chapter 187. Helen was a member of the London Arthritic Blue Bird Club since 1982. Helen was a member of the Association Of Children with hearing disability for many years. She helped get special education for these children in the London High Schools. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block East of Egerton) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday April 13th, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Rachael WALKER officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, London for her granddaughter Sheila Mae. An Eastern Star Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Online condolences www.evanfuneralhome.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Helen McCOY.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
MARTIN, James
Peacefully, at Kensington Village Residential Home, London on Thursday, April 28, 2005, James MARTIN, formerly of Port Burwell, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Florence Jean (McLEAN) MARTIN (2002,) the late Mary Ann (PEARSON) MARTIN (1977) and the late Nora (REEVES) MARTIN. Loving father of the late Robert James MARTIN (2003,) Marilyn CHAMBERLAIN and her husband William of Tillsonburg and Jean COOPER and her husband Tom of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Born in Berkley, Ontario in 1911 and was raised in Collingwood, Ontario. James was a graduate of Marconi Radio School in 1929 and he had 16 appointments on a variety of vessels with the Canadian Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Coast. He worked for the department of Transport for 37 years. James was the Officer in Charge of several Air Radio and Marine Stations- Muskoka Airport, Porquis Junction in the Cochrane area and Clear Creek which was the busiest Canadian radio station during World War 2 with 126 commercial flights every day, Port Burwell Marine, Kingston Marine, Toronto Marine, Pearson Airport at Toronto International Airport and London Airport. He was the recipient of the most cost saving awards for the Government of Canada for a period of years. Also a member of Mocha Temple Shrine, Alumni and Radio Club and a Past Master of Walsingham Masonic Lodge #174. Friends will be received at the Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Maureen DWYER officiating. Cremation to follow service. Interment of cremated remains in the Cultus Cemetery at a later date. A Masonic Lodge Memorial Service under the auspices of Walsingham Masonic Lodge #174 will take place in the chapel on Sunday at 7 p.m. Memorial donations to the Shriner's Hospital Burn Unit for Children would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostandersfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-02 published
O'HAGAN, Katherine (WALKER)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Saturday, April 30, 2005, Katherine (WALKER,) loving wife of the late Wilfred O'HAGAN in her 83rd year. Beloved mother of Barbara Anne BJARKO of Vancouver, British Columbia, Patricia COOPER of London, Ontario., Sharon KLEIN of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Dear grandmother of Craig, Chad, Adam, Nathan and Erik. Dear great-grandmother of Danielle and Summer. Predeceased by her sisters Frances O'BRIEN and Anne HEMSWORTH. Mrs. O'HAGAN was a long time Catholic Women's League member. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street London, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue at Dundas Street on Wednesday (time to be announced). Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday (Time to be announced). Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
HICKS, John " Jack"
Peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, John (Jack) HICKS of Tillsonburg in his 77th year. Born at Cornell, Ontario, on May 20, 1928. Dear son of the late E.E. HICKS and the late former Zuella COOPER. Jack retired from Ontario Hydro in 1985 after 38 years of service. He was a member of Avondale Zion United Church, Tillsonburg. President of Tillsonburg Minor Hockey 1974 and a strong supporter of Minor Hockey as a father and grandfather. Volunteer with the Tillsonburg and District Craft Guild, member of the Malahide Masonic Lodge #140 A.M. and A.F., woodworker and builder with his wife Shirley and a member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
Husband of the late Shirley R. (Simmons) HICKS, (February 15, 2005.) Father and father-in-law of: Wendy (Norm) STORMES, Staynor Cathy (John) MORROW, Saint Thomas; Joanne (Percy) STUBBS, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Kevin (Laurie) HICKS, Tillsonburg; Trevor (Linda) HICKS, Tillsonburg. Grandfather of: Matt (Tina) MORROW, Jen (Kevin) LINDSAY, Salina MORROW; Amanda STORMES, Jesse (Joanna) STORMES, Abigail STORMES, Rebekah STORMES; Megan (Phil) SMITH, Tim STUBBS, Jonathon STUBBS; Andrew HICKS, Adam HICKS, Alex HICKS. Greatgrandfather of Trinity SMITH. Brother of Betty (Ross) ADLINGTON, Cornell and predeceased by Bob HICKS, Don LILLOW, Asche JONES, Bill HICKS. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg, where service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. by Reverend Margaret MURRAY of Avondale Zion United Church, Tillsonburg. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery, Memorial donations (by cheque) to the Avondale Zion United Church or the charity of your choice. Visitation Friday 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
WIGZELL, Ruth Aileen (SHEWEN)
At Braemar Nursing Home, Wingham, on Friday May 13, 2005, Ruth Aileen (SHEWEN) WIGZELL of London and formerly of Goderich in her 80th year. Loving mother of Ruth and Garth CUNNINGHAM of Goderich, Patrick WIGZELL and companion Karen May THOMAS of Kitchener, Michael and Riet WIGZELL of Nairn Centre, Mary Ellen COOPER and companion Donald LEONARD of Woodstock, Lynn and Charles SWAN of Woodstock, and Dale WIGZELL of Wingham. Also loved by 10 grandchildren, and 16 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Evelyn and Clare McCUE of Curve Lake. Predeceased by brother Victor SHEWEN. The WIGZELL family will receive Friends at St. George's Anglican Church, Goderich, on Monday May 16, 2005 from 11 until noon and from 1: 30 until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. The Reverend Allan LIVINGSTONE will officiate. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. Bluewater Chapel, Goderich.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-16 published
COOPER, Angela Frances
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Angela Frances COOPER of London, on Friday, May 13, 2005, after a long illness which she faced with great courage, dignity and humour. She is survived by her mother Susan COOPER, her sister Susan Elizabeth, her brother Thomas COOPER and her niece Marika WOLFERT, her Oma and Opa Susan and Rudi HENNING, her great-grandmother Susan McNAUGHTON, her father Tom COOPER, her grandparents Jean HENRY, Robert and Marnie COOPER, her aunts and uncles Norman and Cindy HENNING, Jim and Maureen McNAUGHTON, Doug and Char GORRIE, Deb and Rick CARPENTER, Guenther and Ellen HENNING, as well as her cousins Jennifer, Tabbitha, Sabbrina and Marriah HENNING, Becky CARPENTER, Mikey, Taige, Julie, Graeme and Laura. She will be missed by her beloved pets, Jazmyn and Cosmo.
Angela touched and inspired all who knew her and she faced her fate with grace and dignity. We'd like to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff at Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, in particular Dr. CAIRNEY, Mary-Anne and Melissa as well as every nurse, support staff and all the others who were so kind to her. We'd also like to thank Dr. Paul BATES and his wife Nancy who have been a source of strength and comfort to us all. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 20th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, May 21st at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to ChildCan (Childhood Cancer Research Foundation), P.O. Box 9038, London, N6E 3P3, the Children's Health Foundation (Children's Hospital of Western Ontario), 345 Westminster Avenue, London, N6C 4V3, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 116-4096 Meadowbrook Drive, London, N6L 1G4. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
PENNER, Henry K.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Henry K. PENNER of St. Thomas, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at the age of 81. Born in Steinbach, Manitoba, son of Cornelius and Katherine, stepmother, Margaret. Beloved husband of Thelma (COWAN.) Dear father of Keith (Marcia COOPER) PENNER of Toronto. Brother of Norman and Tina PENNER, Winnipeg; Wilma and Dick PENNER, Steinbach; Alvin and Margaret PENNER, Winnipeg; Ruth PENNER, Winnipeg; Gladys and Kevin RUCKER, Tampa, Florida; Dorothy and Dennis REIMER, Steinbach; Ruth KLASSEN, Winnipeg; and Roy and Emelyn PENNER, Calgary. Predeceased by Adelaine PENNER, Betty HANNIGAN, Gordon PENNER and Lottie FRIESEN. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, Friends, and the congregation of First Yarmouth Plains Baptist Church. A veteran of World War 2 with the Royal Regiment of Canada. Visitation Thursday, May 19, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Funeral Service Friday, May 20 at 2 p.m., First Yarmouth Plains Baptist Church, 6071 Fairview Road, R.R.#4, Saint Thomas, internment to follow at Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetary. Memorial contributions made to First Yarmouth Plains Baptist Church or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-21 published
COOPER, Margaret Roseanna (formerly WILSON, SUTTON, née LEWIS)
Unexpectedly but peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 19, 2005, Margaret Roseanna COOPER (formerly WILSON, SUTTON, née LEWIS) in her 76th year. Survived and already deeply missed by her children Bob WILSON (Lynda,) Marlene FEWSTER (Al) and Debbie SUTHERLAND (Greg TONKIN.) We were proud to call this beautiful, gentle woman our Mom. She was adored and will be so missed by her grandchildren Joseph WILSON, Michael WILSON, Jessica FEWSTER (Chris PEPPER), Tiffany FEWSTER, Kelly ALMEIDA (John,) Corey SUTHERLAND and Hillary SUTHERLAND (Dan DESMOND.)
Being one of 18 siblings was a point of pride for Margaret (Maggie) because despite the numbers there was always enough love and laughter to go around. Of the 18 children, 14 grew to have families of their own but there always remained a very close connection between each and every one of them. Surviving brothers and sisters include: William LEWIS (Hildred,) Florence ASHFORD (Claude,) Bernice SAMPSON/SAMSON (Charlie), Hector LEWIS (Eileen), Sadie JOYES (Ray), Hazel MacSWEEN, George LEWIS (Susie), Joyce STANDING (Bobby), Daniel LEWIS (Anna) and Shirley MURRAY. "Aunt Marg" was considered a "favorite" to many, many nieces and nephews. Also survived by exhusband and good friend Bob WILSON Sr. of Owen Sound. There is probably a kitchen in heaven right now with a tea pot on the stove and some good Cape Breton fiddle music playing and love, laughter and memories being shared between Marg and her predeceased parents Maude (HINKS) and John Henry LEWIS, brothers Jim and Stan LEWIS and sister Mary BAKER. She was also predeceased by two great men who came into her life and brightened it in their own loving ways, husband Raymond SUTTON, husband Kenneth COOPER. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue Woodstock (539-0004) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend John FURRY officiating. Interment in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Alzheimer Society or Woodstock General Hospital (Palliative Care) would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
WARDLE, Edward J. " Ted"
At Parkwood Hospital, London, on Sunday June 12, 2005, Edward J. "Ted" WARDLE of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Mildred (ROWE) WARDLE. Dear father of Lynn COOPER and her husband Robert of London, and William WARDLE and his wife Janette of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of William H. WARDLE and his wife Bette. Also loved by his 5 grandchildren and his greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Pat and Daisy WARDLE. Ted was a barber for 52 years in Wortley Village. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (and 1 hour prior to the funeral service) at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday June 15th at 1 p.m. with Reverend Lorenzo RAMIREZ of Empress United Church officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to Community Living London, 190 Adelaide Street South, London, N5Z 3L1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-04 published
COOPER, Violet Anne (DORSCH)
Peacefully at Nithview Home on Saturday, July 2, 2005, Mrs. Violet Anne COOPER (DORSCH) in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter C. COOPER. Dear mother of Delight HOEVENAARS (Frank) and Jerry COOPER (Dona.) She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Kim, Chad, Chris, Darren, Ryan, Shelly and Jeff, their spouses and 5 great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bible Club Movement International (Canada) Inc., 685 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8M 1K4 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6, would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
VAN WAES, Richard C. " Rick"
A resident of R.R.#2 Ridgetown, Richard C. (Rick) VAN WAES, died suddenly as a result of a farm accident, on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the age of 36. Born in London, Ontario son of Wilfred and Mary VAN WAES of R.R.#2 Ridgetown. Beloved husband of Noreen (WILSON) VAN WAES. Dearest father of Angela, Heather and Christopher all at home. Brother of Steven VAN WAES and his wife Shirley of London and Brian VAN WAES and his wife Ila of Thamesville. Uncle to Amanda, A.J. and Colin VAN WAES. Survived by mother-in-law Aileen (WILSON) MITTON of Ridgetown. Also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dawne and Mervyn ERB of Brucefield; Ross and Beth GLADSTONE of R.R.#2 Highgate; Norma and Kevin COOPER of New Hamburg; Joyce and Gary CRACKEL of Charing Cross; Daryl WILSON of Windsor, Catherine and Don SCOTT of Erin and Ross and Sandy WILSON of London. Rick was member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ridgetown Curling Club. A Funeral Mass will be conducted at the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ridgetown on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Martin JOHNSTON celebrant. (No Funeral Home Visiting) Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations made by cheque to the Parkinson Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society will be accepted at the McKinley Funeral Home, Ridgetown. (519-674-3141) Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
AINSWORTH, Emma
Emma of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in her 85th year. Loved wife of the late Joseph MARSLAND and dearly loved mother of Joe MARSLAND, Vivian COOPER and Lynn and her husband Gary KEY, all of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by her son-in-law Jim COOPER (February 3, 2004.) Loved grandmother of Joe, Kathy, Terry, Susie, Tony, Sue, Tom, Tracey, Julie, Jennifer and Kristen and dear greatgrandmother of Liam, Jillian, David and Katelyn. She was the last of her family. Emma was born in England on February 17, 1921. She came to Canada in 1973 and worked as a waitress at the Sheridan Inn. A Public Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas on Saturday at 3: 30 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with entombment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 2: 00-3:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Flowers gratefully declined.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
COOPER, Reg
In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Reg COOPER, who passed away July 29th, 1999.
Thoughts of happy times together,
Are the memories that last forever,
In our hearts you'll always be,
Just a smile and a whisper away.
Love always daughters, Lynne and Marilyn and their families.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
COOPER, Reg
In loving memory of my beloved husband, Reg, who died July 29, Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, still very dear.
Love, Yvonne.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
KENNEDY, Elsie Ruth
At the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, August 4, 2005. Elsie KENNEDY, beloved wife of Reverend Kenneth KENNEDY. Much loved mother of Barbara (Gary) COOPER and Barry (Sherry.) Loving grandmother of Sarah and Claire and dear sister of Velma, Audrey SEIFFERT, Leslie ZACHARY, Shirley JORDE and Richard ZACHARY. Spiritually adopted and affectionately called mother by Karen BOISEVAIN and Susan KENNEDY. Friends may call at The Williams Funeral Home, 722 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway from 7-9 Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted in the Ridgeway Community Church Monday afternoon at 1: 30. Interment following at the Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ridgeway Community Church, or the F.M.C. International Child Care.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-20 published
WILLIAMS, Margaret Ashwell (née CARSON)
Suddenly, at age 88, Margaret Ashwell WILLIAMS (née CARSON) at Belmont House, Toronto on Thursday August 18, 2005. Pre-deceased in 1994 by her husband D. Carlton WILLIAMS, Peggy leaves her daughter Catherine and her partner Austin COOPER of Toronto and son David of Abbotsford, B.C. Peggy was also the proud "Gran" of Carson (12) and Carter (10), whose many accomplishments brought her great pleasure.
Toronto born, she attended Bishop Strachan School on scholarship then the University of Toronto where she studied Library Science. It was at University of Toronto that she met a dashing teaching assistant named Carl who became her husband on November 20, 1943. Being wartime, Peggy was required to give up her job in the library. From then on, she devoted her considerable intelligence and energy to raising her children and supporting her husband's career as he rose through the academic ranks to become President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario in London. Lifelong patrons of the arts and cultural tourists before the term had been invented, Peggy and Carl never missed a season at Stratford and were frequent supporters of the arts in all of its diversity: symphony, opera, university productions, galleries and book groups. Peggy's intelligence and quick wit will be missed by book groups and at bridge tables in London and Toronto. We shall sorely miss her wise counsel in times of challenge and her unwavering sense of right and wrong. After cremation and a private interment, Peggy's life will be celebrated with a memorial service at First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue, London, Ontario at 3: 00 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Peggy, and three generations before her, attended and served this wonderful church. For those unable to travel to London, a reception will be held in Toronto on Wednesday August 24, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Judge W.E.C. COLTER, 9 Thornwood Road in Rosedale.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
COOPER, Paul
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the peaceful passing of Paul COOPER at London Health Science Centre, Westminster Campus on Friday, August 19, 2005. Paul was in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Ruby COOPER (née MYERS) of London. Loving father of Mike COOPER, Ed COOPER (Linda), Charlie COOPER (Beth) and the fourth son Pete CHILVERS (Michele) all of London. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Eddie, Mikey, Amber-Lyn, Christina, Stevie and Melissa. Also by a brother Bob COOPER (Marnie) and sister-in-law, Hilda COOPER. Sadly missed by his loyal companion Duchess. Predeceased by a brother Russell COOPER, sister Fran CULTER and brother-in-law Bernie COOPER.
Paul was a proud member of the R.C.R. Duchess of Kent and served his country for 20 plus years. Cremation following a private family service has taken place. Expressions of sympathy and donations (R.C.R. Branch 263 Duchess of Kent) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
COOPER, Paul
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the peaceful passing of Paul COOPER at London Health Science Centre, Westminster Campus on Friday, August 19, 2005. Paul was in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Ruby COOPER (née MYERS) of London. Loving father of Mike COOPER, Ed COOPER (Linda), Charlie COOPER (Beth) and the fourth son Pete CHILVERS (Michele) all of London. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Eddie, Mikey, Amber-Lyn, Christina, Stevie and Melissa. Also by a brother Bob COOPER (Marnie) and sister-in-law, Hilda COOPER. Sadly missed by his loyal companion Duchess. Predeceased by a brother Russell COOPER, sister Fran CULTER and brother-in-law Bernie COOPER.
Paul was a proud member of the R.C.R. Duchess of Kent and served his country for 20 plus years. Cremation following a private family service has taken place. Expressions of sympathy and donations (R.C.R. Branch 263 Duchess of Kent) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-25 published
COOPER, Paul Raymond
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the peaceful passing of Paul Raymond COOPER at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Friday, August 19, 2005. Beloved husband of Ruby (MYERS) COOPER for 49 years. Loving Father of Mike COOPER, Ed COOPER and his wife Lynda, Charlie COOPER and his wife Beth and the "fourth son" Pete CHILVERS and wife Michele, all of London. Cherished Grandfather of Eddie, Mikey, Amber-Lyn, Tina, Stevie and Melissa. Sadly missed by playmate and companion Duchess. Dear brother of Bob COOPER and wife Marnie and brother-in-law of Hilda COOPER. Predeceased by brother Russell COOPER and Sisters Fran (COOPER) CULTER and "Teddy." Also predeceased by brother-in-law Bernie CUTLER.
Paul served his Country for more than 20 years in both the Navy and Army. Throughout his life Paul demonstrated courage, acted with integrity, had a caring heart and trusting spirit. He took great joy in golfing, reading and kempo-karate. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Cremation and interment took place with a private family service as Paul requested on Monday, August 22, 2005. Paul will be remembered fondly by his many Friends at the Duchess of Kent Legion where he was a proud Member. Memorial contributions to the Duchess of Kent would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-04 published
RICE, Donald Ellis
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (MERRITT) RICE and dear father of David and his wife Cindy RICE of Calgary, Mark and his wife Tracy REEVES of Port Stanley and Donalda and her husband Pete LAYTE of Kitchener. Special dad to Judy and her husband Ken CORNFOOT of Saint Thomas and Deby LIGHTELL and her partner Gary COOPER of Mitchell's Bay. Dear brother of Muriel RUSSELL of Chatham. Predeceased by 2 brothers Marvin and Douglas RICE. Loved grandfather of Eric, Brandon and Alexis RICE, Jon and his wife Jessica MARKS and their children Kimberley and Brodie, Stacey and her husband Jim BRIGHT and great-grandfather of Erika MARKS. Dear brother-in-law of Helen MERRITT and Frances RICE both of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 2 brothers-in-law Edward MERRITT and Harold RUSSELL. Sadly missed by a number of nieces, nephews. cousins and his dog "Tiny". Don worked for the City of Saint Thomas over 25 years and retired after 25 years as a foreman and prior worked for Silverwood Dairy. He was a volunteer a number of years for the Canadian Red Cross and assisted with Christmas Care and the Fantasy of Lights. He was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church and was an avid camper and fisherman. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross or charity of choice.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
MERRITT, Helen Marie
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday, September 17, 2005, peacefully, after a short illness with cancer, at her late residence, in her 74th year. Helen was born in Saint Thomas on February 27, 1933 to the late Edward (1961) and Hazel (TRIGGER) MERRITT (1969.) She had lived all her life in Saint Thomas and was a resident at the Elgin Association for Community Living for many years. Loving sister of Dorothy RICE of Saint Thomas and her late husband Donald RICE (September 3, 2005.) Special aunt to Judy (Ken) CORNFOOT and Deby LIGHTELL (Gary COOPER) and great-aunt to Jon (Jessica) MARKS and Stacy (Jim) BRIGHT and great-great aunt to Erika MARKS. Predeceased by her brother Thomas Edward MERRITT (1994.) Helen will be sadly missed by her room mates Nancy, Mary and Karen and all her support staff, her many Friends at A.D.C., Valleyview and twin Streams Equestrian Centre, Saint Thomas Bowling Alley and the Friendship Group at First Christian Reformed Church and by a number of cousins. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Elgin Association for Community Living or the charity of choice.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
COOPER, Donald William (November 28, 1928-October 2, 2004)
In memory of our loving husband, father and grandfather. It has been a year, yet it feels like only yesterday. We are so sad that you are not here to share our joys, our challenges and our accomplishments. We miss our talks and your wise advice. We've lost our best friend, mentor and the captin of our team. They say time heals the pain, yet living without you has been the hardest part. The wonderful memories and reminders that you are still around, help us with our loss. Forever in our hearts, Your wife Barb, your children Rob, Deb (Dom), Mike and your grandchildren Marty, Alex, Kiera and Avery.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-07 published
BRISSEAU, Ethel
On Thursday, October 6, 2005, at Strathroy General Hospital, Mrs. Ethel BRISSEAU, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Les BRISSEAU (1986.) Loving mother of Peter HUGHES and his wife Bev and Ted BRISSEAU (2005) and his wife Carol. Dear grandmother of Robbie BRISSEAU and his partner Tasha CLEMENTS. Great grandmother of Charley Madison BRISSEAU. Sister of the late Claire COOPER. At Ethel's request, there will be a private family service. In memory of Ethel, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Needham Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-13 published
FARRELL, Elsie Ann (formerly ZINN, née PALMER)
At the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Mrs. Elsie Ann FARRELL (née PALMER,) age 54, of Goderich. Beloved wife of Jim FARRELL of Goderich. Loving mother of Tabatha (Paul) of Vanastra, Sonya of Goderich, Carla (Troy) of Exeter and Aleshia of Goderich. Cherished grandmother of Brandon and Justice. Loving sister of Carroll and Allan CLIFTON of Burgessville and Lynda WRIGHT of Woodstock. Dear sister-in-law of John and Mary FARRELL of Kincardine, Ken and Joanne and Allan and Mary. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Also lovingly remembered by Stan and Ella ZINN and family. Predeceased by her first husband Ed ZINN, an unborn child, parents Beth and Carl PALMER, mother-in-law Mary HARRIS and son-in-law Shawn COOPER. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. "Bluewater Chapel" 201 Suncoast Dr. E. Goderich on Thursday, October 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, October 14, 2005 from noon until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus - Oncology Department would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-18 published
LESLIE, Joyce (MILLER)
Suddenly at her residence on Monday, October 17, 2005 Joyce (MILLER) of R.R.#3 Ingersoll and formerly of Exeter in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Robert and dear mother of Brenda and Don TRIEBNER, Bonnie and Morley OBRE, and Marilyn and Jim SKINNER all of Exeter and Paul COOPER and Jetta HEINEN of Stratford. Also loved by seven grandchildren, Lisa (Grant), Anthony (Carrie), Trever (Janet), Tyler, Sherri, Christopher and Shauna. Dear sister of Winnie SCHLUETER (Mike) of Cambridge, Lena (Ron) WHITE/WHYTE of Georgetown, Gerald (Joan) MILLER of Claresholme, Alberta, and the late Raymond MILLER. Dear Sister-in-law of Wilma MILLER of Woodstock, and Linda and Gordon PIKE of Thamesford. Also sadly missed by the Cooper family and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Thursday October 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Cathy PROUT officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery (3 p.m..) As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-26 published
OVERHOLT, Milfred G. " Mel"
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge Saint Marys on Monday October 24/2005. Milfred G. (Mel) OVERHOLT in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Blanche (REGIER) OVERHOLT. Loving father of Jan LESLIE and Jim of Saint Marys, Brian and Pat OVERHOLT of Zurich, Jo-Ann and Ken McCORQUODALE of London, Jacqui and Dan JONES of Thorndale and Mark OVERHOLT of Saint Marys. Proud grandfather of Jamie LESLIE, Jason LESLIE, Terry and Jody OVERHOLT, Todd and Jennifer OVERHOLT, Tennile OVERHOLT and Rob, Kelly and Kevin ARMSTRONG, Michael McCORQUODALE, Meagan McCORQUODALE, Joshawa JONES, Erin JONES and Corey JONES. Sadly missed by 8 greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Elva and Ted TAILOR/TAYLOR of London, Vic and Jackie OVERHOLT of Owen Sound, Doreen and Frank REGIER of Exeter, Jean and Gerry COOPER of Kincardine, Clarence and Theda OVERHOLT of London, Marie and Charles LAPORTE of London, Wilfred and Martha OVERHOLT of Zurich, Joe and Jan OVERHOLT of London, Gerard and Anne OVERHOLT of London. Predeceased by his parents Norman OVERHOLT and the former Caroline BEDARD, a brother Norman Jr., a sister Beatrice and a granddaughter Rebecca. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Church on Thursday Oct.27/2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Fr. Ross BARTLEY celebrant. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, St. Joseph. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-29 published
LESLIE, Joyce
The families of the late Joyce LESLIE would like to express their sincere appreciation to their relatives, Friends and neighbours for their many acts of kindness shown to them during their recent loss. The beautiful floral tributes, memorial donations and cards will always be remembered. Our special thanks to Pastor Cathy PROUT for her support and comforting words, the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home in Thamesford and to the pallbearers. The delicious lunch provided by the Banner United Church was greatly appreciated. Robert LESLIE, Brenda TRIEBNER, Bonnie OBRE, Marilyn SKINNER, Paul COOPER and their families.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
FITZMAURICE, Wilfred James
Peacefully in his sleep at Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 Wilfred James FITZMAURICE in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Dorothy June (COOPER) FITZMAURICE. Proud father of Robert Shawn (Lisa) FITZMAURICE, Stacey (Kelly) FITZMAURICE, and Sandra D. MARSHALL (Brian.) Cherished grandfather of Kayla Emily and Stephanie Nova FITZMAURICE. Brother of the late William Thomas Joseph FITZMAURICE. Brother-in-law of Alice FITZMAURICE and the Cooper family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home).

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-14 published
HOGAN, Marion Amy (née COOPER)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, November 11, 2005 Marion Amy HOGAN (née COOPER) of R.R.#1, Belmont in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Martin. Loving mother of Devon CHOPPING (wife Dianne) of Toronto and Joanne Lynn HOGAN of London. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Brent and Christopher both of Toronto. At Marion's request, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-18 published
OSWALD, Phylis Loraine (COOPER)
At North Lambton Rest Home Forest, on Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 Phylis Loraine (COOPER) OSWALD of Forest in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Wesley (1984). Loving mother of Vickie and Dick TELLIER and Connie and Gerry FUROY all of Forest. Cherished grandmother of Paul (Cheri), Colleen (Dale), Judi (Tiger), Jessie and Joe. Great-grandmother of Cassidy, Kyleigh, Shawn, Eric and Wesley. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel Forest, for visitation on Sunday, November 20th from 2-4. Funeral Service on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery Forest. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-14 published
LAPP Agnes " Nessie"
Peacefully at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2005, surrounded by her family. Nessie, beloved wife of her late husband Art. Loved mother of Anne and her husband Mel GRIMES and Bill. Dear grandmother of Mark, Eric and Christina. A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of Nessie will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600), 3: 00 pm on Saturday, December 17, 2005. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Doctors BURN, LINDNER and KHAN and the nurses of Area 2C, especially Grace, for all their care and compassion. Special thanks also to Dr. Carol COOPER for her continual care and concern. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society in Nessie's memory, would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place LAPP on the subject line.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
COOPER, Frank William
At Woodstock General Hospital, Monday, December 19, 2005, surrounded by his loving family, Frank William COOPER of Sarnia, formerly of Corunna and Stephen Township, passed away peacefully, in his 69th year. Loving companion of the late Roberta Lynette MITTON (2004.) Dear father of Susan and Ron VANKOUGHNETT of Grand Bend, Connie COOPER and companion Mike of Sweaburg. Bumpa to Hannah and Corey. Also survived by Lynette's family Helen VINCENT of Exeter, Virginia and Kevin PROUTY of Courtright, Dave and Marlene MITTON of Dashwood, Daryl MITTON of Hensall, Bob and Connie MITTON of Huron Park. Remembered by their children and grandchildren. Dear brother of Gerald and Jean COOPER of Underwood, Eileen and Dennis PLYLEY of London, Ross and Shirley COOPER of Ingersoll, Glenn and Elaine COOPER of Hensall. Survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. Remembered also by Grace COOPER. Predeceased by his parents Hubert (2003) and Bernice (CARRICK) COOPER (2000.) Cremation. The family will receive Friends at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Thursday, December 22, 2005 one hour prior to the service of remembrance at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
CORBETT, Margaret Elizabeth (née VINING)
Peacefully at Mackenzie Place Newmarket, Ontario in her 85th year, on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Colin CORBETT. Loving mother of Jane (Rob) BURT, Rick (Ellen) CORBETT and Phil (Tracey) CORBETT. Dear grandmother of Tammi (her fiancée Robie), Hayleigh and Avery. Sadly missed by her sister Daisy (Ken) COOPER. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), on Tuesday, January 18, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Service in the chapel Wednesday, January 19, 1 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
HENDERSON, Bruce Mackenzie
Passed away suddenly at his home in Gravenhurst on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Bruce was the beloved husband of 59 years of Jean HENDERSON (née COOPER.) Beloved father of Anne KING (Daniel) of Ajax, Karen BENSON of Gravenhurst, Debra HENDERSON (Alan WILDEMAN) of Guelph and Jill BODDY (Edward) of Pickering. Bruce loved and will be missed by his many grandchildren; Krista STROUD (Cliff,) Stacey KING (Scott PIPER,) Jessica and Cara KING, Nicole and James BENSON, Cynthia, Cheryl and Blake BODDY, and by his great-grandchildren Spencer and Justine STROUD. At the request of Mr. HENDERSON, direct cremation has taken place. In memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst (705-687-3242)

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
Donald LAITIN, Quaker Elder 1927-2004
He travelled the world with a message of peace
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, January 22, 2005 - Page S7
Aurora, Ontario -- As a Quaker, Donald LAITIN believed in peace. Once, as a member of a delegation of interfaith peace-builders to Jordan, Israel and Palestine, he presented Yasser Arafat's chief of staff with a copy of the painting The Peaceable Kingdom.
The work by the 19th-century Quaker artist Edward Hicks depicts Isaiah's prophesy of a harmonious world, represented by wild animals lying beside domestic ones. For Mr. LAITIN, the painting represented his fervent desire for world peace.
"He just identified with that picture very, very strongly," said Barbara HORVATH, a member of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. "I think he felt it encapsulated the work that he wanted to do in the world. Donald just saw himself as being, or wanting to be, a force for peacefulness and helping reconcile differing people and differing views, as well as diminishing violence."
About 1,200 are active in the Canadian Quaker community, forming in local groups called monthly meetings. Like Mrs. HORVATH, Mr. LAITIN was a long-time member of historic Yonge Street Monthly Meeting in Newmarket, Ontario
Not only did Mr. LAITIN give Mr. Arafat's chief of staff a copy of The Peaceable Kingdom, but also those he met while on international volunteer missions and locally while making interfaith visitations. Mr. LAITIN hoped, as he described it, to "cross barriers" and bring about "unity through diversity." The visits began from his desire to end anti-Semitism and became one that wished to diminish differences between all faiths.
Still, he held the utmost respect for the beliefs of those he visited and had no desire to change them. One such occasion occurred several years ago when he showed up at the Solel Synagogue in Mississauga, Ontario He attended services and developed a Friendship with rabbi Lawrence ENGLANDER. "He was just the gentlest person you would ever want to meet," Rabbi ENGLANDER said. "You would see his face, very peaceful, beaming, friendly, certainly an inviting expression."
Quakers worship without appointed clergy, sitting in silence unless someone is led to speak. During meetings, Mr. LAITIN often spoke passionately about his hope for peace in the Middle East. Afterward, he greeted others with a warm, engulfing handshake and "Hello friend."
Born on Long Island, New York Mr. LAITIN was one of two children born to a Jewish couple, a dentist and a lawyer. When Mr. LAITIN was young, his mother adopted Quakerism and sent him to Quaker schools.
At 18, in 1945, and a student at the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, Mr. LAITIN was drafted. Wrestling with his pacifist faith, Mr. LAITIN chose to serve in the army as a non-combatant, upsetting his mother and many of his Quaker Friends.
Returning to Cornell, he graduated and found a job with a food-processing companies, signing crop contracts with farmers and advising them when to plant. While on the job in rural Illinois, he fell in love with Barbara CRAWFORD, a farmer's daughter. They married in 1954. Mr. LAITIN later found a job with Continental Can and, in 1958, the company decided to move him to Toronto. Mr. LAITIN remained there until his retirement, becoming the director of research.
During the 1960s, he joined Yonge Street Monthly Meeting. He served on many committees and as its clerk during the '70s. According to Quaker practice, clerks, aided by spiritual guidance, facilitate meetings. While clerk, Mr. LAITIN oversaw refurbishment of the Yonge Street Meeting House, a structure built in 1912 by American Quakers.
Mr. LAITIN also served as clerk of Canadian Yearly Meeting, the national body of the Society of Friends. In 1986, he was one of 17 Canadian church leaders who condemned president Ronald Reagan's bid for congressional aid to the contras in Nicaragua. Mr. LAITIN also participated in many humanitarian initiatives. He spent two weeks volunteering in a hospital in the troubled Chiapas state of Mexico, rolling bandages and sorting clothes. In 1988, Mr. LAITIN was part of a delegation that took food and medical supplies to El Salvador.
Closer to home, Mr. LAITIN established the Orangeville Worship Group and served as a lay chaplain to the area's hospital. He and his wife supported a family claiming refugee status, obtaining their release from detention.
During the winter of 2003, with war in Iraq dominating the news, Mr. LAITIN organized several peace vigils in front of the Orangeville Town Hall, sometimes marching alone. Perhaps he was acting on words he had previously spoken during a meeting: "Tyranny thrives on the silence of good people."
Donald Robert LAITIN was born on July 3, 1927, on Long Island, New York He died at home in Mono Township, Ontario, on December 10, 2004, at 77. He leaves his wife, Barbara, children Ann, John and Suzanne, and sister Tobey Register.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-25 published
COOPER, Faye Dianne (née PURDY)
Suddenly, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital. Faye - a beloved, loyal and forever dedicated wife, devoted companion, and dependable friend to Ron COOPER. Faye will be very sadly missed by a great many who loved her and benefited from her tireless efforts, creativity and fun-loving spirit. She leaves a void behind for her sister Gail PEPLER (née PURDY) and nieces and nephews-in-law, Pam and Stephen CAMPBELL, Gail Leanne and Geof BAILEY, Andrea PEPLER, Julianna and Jeff DUBEAU. The extra special love and attention she showed towards her great-nephews and nieces will never be forgotten by Scott, Lindsay, Andrew and David CAMPBELL, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Leanne and Sarah BAILEY and Jakob DUBEAU. A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and the many Friends she touched every day, to share their special memories. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook and Women's Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5, Centenary Health Centre Foundation, 2867 Ellesmere Road, Toronto M1E 4B9 or charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-31 published
LUSH, Margaret R. " Peg" (née WHELER)
February 27, 1918 - January 30, 2005
Peg LUSH of Toronto and Jackson's Point passed away peacefully at home in the care and presence of her family. She will be missed by her daughter Susan SURETTE (Richard) of Brigham, Québec, sons James (Rev. Elaine) of Toronto and Stuart (Kathleen COOPER) of Lindsay and brother Wing Com. (Hon.) Thomas R. WHELER (Retd.) of West Hill. Predeceased by her sister Elizabeth (Bet) SAUNDERS. She also leaves grandchildren Soleil (Patrick GRIFFITHS,) Amun, Akycha, Sarah, Kate, Jocelyn and Merryn. An idealist and realist, Peg will long be remembered throughout the Greater Toronto Area as a tireless advocate of social and environmental issues. At the time of her death she was a current member of the Toronto Safe Sewage Committee and the Toronto Pedestrian Committee. Cremation has taken place and a spring interment is planned in the family plot of Briar Hill Cemetery in Sutton, Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. in the main rotunda of Toronto City Hall. Memorial donations in Peg's honour should be directed to Medecins Sans Frontieres, 720 Spadina Ave. Ste. 402 Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9, 416-964-0619, www.msf.ca. Many thanks to the Hospice Palliative Care Network and the Toronto C.C.A.C.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
KIDD, Elizabeth Dixon
On Sunday, January 30th, 2005, in Windsor after a wonderful life, Elizabeth Dixon KIDD passed away peacefully at age 92 surrounded by and held in the love of her family. Loving and devoted wife for nearly 50 years of the late Paul James Garland KIDD (1989.) Cherished and dear mother of Virginia (Robert COOPER) of Windsor and Ruth (the late Stanley WHITE/WHYTE, 2003) of Toronto. Much treasured Nana of Mary Catherine HANSON (Dan), Jon GATES (Joyce), Mary Beth WHITE/WHYTE (Marc ALLARD,) Amy and Emily WHITE/WHYTE. Loving great grandmother to Madilyn and Caitlyn GATES. Long standing member of Riverside Presbyterian Church and the May Court Club of Windsor. A woman of much grace and spirit, she will be sorely missed by all who loved her. With great gratitude to her kind caregivers who allowed her to remain in her home and keep watch over her beloved river. A celebration of her life will be held in Windsor in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Riverside Presbyterian Church.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-12 published
FINE, Russell
On Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Toronto General Hospital. Russell FINE, beloved son of the late David and Rita FINE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Frances and Jack COOPER, and Leslie and Sheila FINE. Dear uncle and great-uncle. Long time friend of Sharon WELDON. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Young Mens Hebrew Association of Roselawn Cemetery. Shiva 342 Spadina Road #301. If desired, donations may be made to the Russell Fine Memorial Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-17 published
Lawrence ROLUF, Aviator: 1914-2005
Prairie lad who was romanced by the glamour of flight had his wings even before the Second World War. Later, he perfected the role of the Canadian airborne firefighter
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, March 17, 2005 Page S9
From the age of 4 when he saw his first air show, Lawrence ROLUF felt passionate about flying. That passion led to an adventurous life, during which he encountered stars of both the celestial and terrestrial kind.
Mr. ROLUF flew fishermen to secluded spots, prospectors and their equipment to locate lodes, airmen on training during the Second World War, and transported the ill. He also conducted aerial geophysical surveys and water-bombed fires.
Among other planes, he flew Tiger Moths, Norsemen and long-range, amphibious Cansos in many countries. "He never got over the glamour of flight," said his youngest sister, Adele ARCHER. "To him, it was something that was amazing, and he never got over the wonder of it."
Mr. ROLUF's Scottish-born mother often said her eldest son led a vagabond existence. Frequently, his family did not know where he was until he phoned, often from a foreign country. His origins were less exotic. Born in rural Saskatchewan, he grew up in Winnipeg, and Red Lake, Ontario, where his father owned the local movie theatre. By the age of 12, he was building radios; during his teens, he fixed up old cars.
After completing high school, Mr. ROLUF worked in local mines to earn money for flying lessons, which he took in Windsor, Ontario Beginning in 1942, he flew recruits training in air observation at No. 7 Air Observer School in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba The school was one of 10 Air Observer Schools across Canada, and along with many other specialized schools was established as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
Under the plan begun in late 1939, crews for the air forces of Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand were trained at airfields scattered across Canada. By its finish in 1945, the plan had trained 131,553 airmen, 55 per cent of them Canadian.
Historians J.L. Granatstein and Desmond Morton in Canada and the Two World Wars, published in 2003, describe the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as "quite possibly Canada's major contribution to the war against the Axis powers."
As at all Air Observer schools, the recruits Mr. ROLUF flew at No. 7 Air Observer School learned aerial photography, reconnaissance and air navigation. Among those students Mr. ROLUF met was a young Richard Burton. He became acquainted with Lincoln ALEXANDER, also associated with the school. Mr. ALEXANDER went on to become a lieutenant-governor of Ontario, the first member of a visible minority to serve as such in Canada.
After the war, Mr. ROLUF set up his own small airline, called Chikuni after a river. The river was also known as Crooked River, so his family got a laugh out of calling Mr. ROLUF's business "Crooked Airline." He flew all manner of goods and people, including actor and Hollywood musical star Dennis Morgan to his favourite fishing hole.
Perhaps it was the nickname, but for some reason Mr. ROLUF's business did not last and he moved on to fly with Gold Bilt Air Services in Rouyn and Sept-Isles, Quebec From there, he piloted passengers and freight in wartime Cansos, the Canadian-built version of the U.S. Navy's Catalina. And, he did the same for the Distant Early Warning line. Once, after checking that his plane was securely lashed down for the night, he took a kick at a lump in the snow. The lump morphed into a young polar bear that ran the other way.
Mr. ROLUF moved from cold to hot climates when he flew geophysical surveys in Nigeria. While walking through an airport there, he heard his name called. It was Richard Burton, accompanied by Elizabeth Taylor. Ms. Taylor truly does have purple eyes, Mr. ROLUF later told his family.
On another of his jaunts, Mr. ROLUF delivered food to Cuba during the American embargo. He was met by Cuban soldiers bristling with arms. They relaxed when they saw the load of potatoes. Mr. ROLUF next worked in Australia, where he flew supplies from Darwin to New Guinea for a mining operation. Upon his return to Canada, he became ill with tuberculosis. Medications used to treat his lengthy illness permanently damaged his hearing.
Following his recovery, Mr. ROLUF joined Avalon Aviation in Gravenhurst, Ontario, where he began water-bombing. He was contracted out to different places, including Norway, France, Argentina and California. At home, he fought fires in Thunder Bay and trained water-bomber crews in Newfoundland.
Intelligent, a talented pianist and a loner, Mr. ROLUF got along well with wildlife. "He loved animals," Mrs. ARCHER said. "I think in many ways he related to animals better than he did to people."
As a teenager, her brother kept a pet crow in the attic. Later, he owned a race horse named Walhalla, which won one race and then became ill. It needed a lot of expensive medical attention and never raced again.
One of Mr. ROLUF's last flights occurred in 1989, when at the age of 75, he flew an old Canso, a large plane that demands a lot of physical strength, across the Atlantic. After hearing of his plans to deliver it to a museum in the Netherlands, a few in his family thought that he'd finally lost it -- until they received a call from Mr. ROLUF from Holland. He returned safely to retirement in Gravenhurst, Ontario, where he lived with his cats.
Lawrence Carl ROLUF was born on September 10, 1914 in Balcarres, Saskatchewan. He died on January 3 in hospital in Huntsville, Ontario, at the age of 90. He was predeceased a sister, Marjorie. He leaves brothers Albert and Fred, and sisters Grace KNECHTEL and Adele ARCHER.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-31 published
D'ANTONIO, Rosa
Of Drayton and formerly of Montreal, passed away peacefully after a valiant struggle. Beloved wife of Scott COOPER. Loving mother of Cassandra and Bianca. Loved daughter of Concetta and Francesco D'ANTONIO of Montreal. Daughter-in-law of Michael and Joan COOPER of Strabane. Dear sister of Anita and her husband Vincenzo IERACI and Camillo D'ANTONIO and his wife Lina, all of Montreal. Rosa will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, Friends, colleagues and students. The family will receive Friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton, on Friday evening April 1, 2005, from 6: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Reverend Jeff McCRACKEN will conduct a Memorial Service of Remembrance in Celebration of Rosa's life at Drayton United Church on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, and in her memory, donations to Saint Marys Hospital Cardiac Care Centre, Kitchener, would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-04 published
Bronislawa KOPANIAK, Resistance Fighter: 1919-2005
Polish beauty who fought the Nazis, helped former army officers out of the country and escorted Jews to safety later fled Communist rule to settle in Canada
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, April 4, 2005, Page S8
On September 3, 1939, in a small town in Poland, a blue-eyed, golden-haired, stylish and beautiful young woman turned 20. That day, too, Britain and France declared war against Germany for invading Poland two days earlier.
The fighting cut short her university studies in economics. Instead, Bronislawa KOPANIAK helped many others affected by the war, using her intelligence, beauty and courage to work with the Polish resistance.
Through her efforts, many people escaped death. In turn, during the years when her own life was in danger, Mrs. KOPANIAK frequently relied on the kindness and courage of strangers.
"There were different values. People had to help each other," Mrs. KOPANIAK frequently told her daughter, Marguerite KOPANIAK of Toronto. "And you had to take risks."
By October of 1939, Poland's western region had been annexed by Germany, the central area overseen by a German governor based in Krakow, and the eastern part under Soviet control. Poland had ceased to exist.
Born Bronislawa KROL to parents who had been involved in earlier efforts to liberate Poland when it had been divided among Russia, Austria and Germany, she was the youngest of four children. Her father, the owner of a copper mine who was considered a Polish patriot, died when she was 12, and she lived with her mother in their hometown of Czeladz in southwestern Poland.
There, in the months after the Nazi invasion, she and other young people gathered in cafés to discuss how to help their country. In January of 1940, she joined the resistance group Organizacja Bialego Orla, or White Eagle, and entered a world where people did not use their real names and came and went without revealing much about themselves. For her part, she adopted the code name Baska.
Mrs. KOPANIAK's first assignment was to determine the allegiance of an official, Hieronim PALICA, who had access to exit documents. White Eagle urgently needed to get out of the country those Polish army officers eager to carry on the fight from abroad.
Germany, as part of its plans for the Polish population, had ranked people along racial lines and classified PALICA as Volksdeutsch, one of several Aryan subdivisions. But he had attended a Polish university, so his true beliefs were unclear. To find out, Mrs. KOPANIAK took German lessons from him and made many pro-German remarks to assess his reaction. PALICA became upset and told her he'd like to strangle her for her sentiments. His allegiance lay with the Poles. With trust established, PALICA passed documents to Mrs. KOPANIAK. Through her, they reached the officers, many of whom escaped.
At the same time, she also learned that PALICA had access to the list of people being rounded up, arrested and removed from their homes by the Nazi occupiers. Working with a friend, she was able to warn those on the list, supply them with food coupons and arrange false documents for their escape.
But the Germans grew suspicious of her activities. One night during the summer of 1941, she awoke to the sound of the Gestapo pounding on the door of her mother's first-floor apartment. Mrs. KOPANIAK escaped through a window, hid in some bushes and melted into the countryside. She destroyed her papers and, for the next few months, travelled from town to town. Often hungry and tired, she was dependent on others for food, shelter and transportation. Smuggled across a checkpoint in the engine of a train, she ended up in Warsaw, where she was easily absorbed. Later, she learned that her mother had been arrested, held for a few months, then released.
To regain identity papers, Mrs. KOPANIAK claimed to have come from a town she knew had been destroyed. She took as her surname that of a Polish hero, Lewandowicz, and, for a first name, Barbara. She would use it for the rest of her life.
In Warsaw, she continued her resistance work and helped Jews leave the Warsaw ghetto. Her trick, said her daughter, was to walk into the ghetto and then boldly escort people out to the safety of a distant forest, praying all the while they would not be challenged.
Once, Mrs. KOPANIAK took in a Jewish woman. With both of them hungry, Mrs. KOPANIAK took off her nylons, washed them and sold them so they could eat. Years later in a Warsaw café the woman recognized Mrs. KOPANIAK, who remained remarkable for her beauty, and invited her and her family for dinner.
More than once, Mrs. KOPANIAK counted on her beauty to help her pull off assignments. One involved mailing a certain package. Mrs. KOPANIAK carried a basket of cherries to imply innocence and enlisted another attractive young woman as cover. When the package landed on the postal scale, it made a clunking sound, startling her friend. Mrs. KOPANIAK denied there had been a noise when, in fact, there had been a clunk. The package contained a submachine gun.
By the time the war ended, Mrs. KOPANIAK had become seriously ill with tuberculosis, and she spent a year in a sanatorium. Later, she tried to return home to Czeladz. But, by then, Poland was under Communist rule. Because of her wealthy background and her refusal to join the Communist Party, bureaucrats made her life difficult. All the same, ordinary people hailed her as a hero. A streetcar driver once stopped his vehicle, put his hand on his heart and saluted her.
A few years later, while working at an administrative job in industry, she met her boss, a mathematician and economist who had also been in the resistance. His name was Jozef KOPANIAK, and they fell in love. They married in 1950, and Mrs. KOPANIAK settled down to a peaceful life in the provinces. In the late 1950s, the couple moved to Warsaw, where Mr. KOPANIAK headed Poland's first computer-research institute. In 1968, things took a turn for the worse after student riots erupted and the government found itself short of soldiers. It tried to recruit the workers into a new militia. Mr. KOPANIAK called a meeting of the 700 employees at his institute and appealed to them not to join up. To do so, he said, would mean fighting compatriots.
He resigned, only to be blacklisted. The family soon discovered that their mail was being opened and their telephone bugged. Around that time, Mr. KOPANIAK was run down in the street by a car.
Poland was no longer safe for the KOPANIAKs; it was time to leave. About 18 months later, Mrs. KOPANIAK arrived in Canada with her young daughter and with a husband who was still recuperating.
Until the end of her life, Mrs. KOPANIAK kept both her looks and sense of style. She looked back at the war with a sorrow for lives lost and with a feeling that her country had been abandoned by others, but without bitterness. "She was a beautiful woman both inside and out," her daughter said.
Bronislawa KOPANIAK was born in Czeladz, Poland, on September 3, 1919. She died in Toronto on January 6, 2005. She was 85. Her husband predeceased her. She leaves her daughter, Marguerite, and grand-daughter Jacqueline.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-13 published
POLAN, Sara Rebecca
On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Shalom Village, Hamilton. Sara POLAN beloved wife of the late David POLAN and Benjamin SOSSIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine COOPER and the late Jerome S. COOPER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Eve GORDON of Kitchener, Ontario, Chana GORDON of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the late Joseph and Eve GORDON, and Matthew GORDON. Devoted grandmother of David COOPER and Aliza BERGER, Ruth and BenTzion GREIPER, Carol and Ya'cov GITSTEIN, Elizabeth COOPER and Jeffrey MOGIL, and great-grandmother of eleven. Sara will be missed by the families of Murray and Betty MINDEN of Toronto, and David and Esther LEVY of Hamilton. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W., (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva, Elaine COOPER, 2500 Bathurst St. #707 and Jack GORDON, 175 Queen St. N., #1802, Kitchener, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sara Sossin Polan Memorial Fund c/o Shalom Village, Hamilton (905) 529-1613.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-14 published
COOPER, Dr. William E.
Dr. William E. COOPER of Niagara Falls, born April 4, 1924, passed away April 12, 2005. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Moira, children; Claire, Leo, Marty (Emily GODFREE,) Brendan (Marie FLOOD,) Judy (Avrum SOICHER,) Erica (Ron MANTAY,) and Genevieve (Jason FAIRCLOUGH.) Survived by 12 grandchildren: Ben, Sierra, Owen, Spencer, Laura, Liam, Gabriel, Hannah, Lucie, Maya, Graham and Sean. Survived by his sisters Judith and Margaret, his twin, and predeceased by siblings Mary and John. Attended Stonyhurst College. Received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, London, England, 1948 and became an intern under Sir Alexander Fleming. Immigrated to Canada from England via Ohio where he was Internal Medicine Fellow at Cleveland Clinic 1954-1955. Settled in Niagara as Internist and Cardiologist at Greater Niagara General Hospital from 1957-1990 and was consultant at Shaver Hospital and Fort Erie Douglas Memorial. Introduced pacemakers, defibrillators, and echocardiography to Niagara Falls. He served on the W.C. Separate School Board for many years and also worked with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and Rotary Club. He continued to work for many years despite many physical disabilities including deafness, Parkinsonism, and later blindness. He was a great believer in Science, Education and Athletics and excelled in cricket and rugby in his native England. He was proud that all seven of his children graduated from university and two becoming doctors. In later years, he was grateful to be blessed with 12 grandchildren. He retained his sharp wit and sense of humour until the end. Cremation has already taken place. On- line tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-15 published
COOPER, Dr. William E.
Dr. William E. COOPER of Niagara Falls, born April 4, 1924, passed away April 12, 2005. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Moira, children; Claire, Leo, Marty (Emily GODFREE,) Brendan (Marie FLOOD,) Judy (Avrum SOICHER,) Erica (Ron MANTAY,) and Genevieve (Jason FAIRCLOUGH.) Survived by 12 grandchildren: Ben, Sierra, Owen, Spencer, Laura, Liam, Gabriel, Hannah, Lucie, Maya, Graham and Sean. Survived by his sisters Judith and Margaret, his twin, and predeceased by siblings Mary and John. Attended Stonyhurst College. Received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, London, England, 1948 and became an intern under Sir Alexander Fleming. Immigrated to Canada from England via Ohio where he was Internal Medicine Fellow at Cleveland Clinic 1954-1955. Settled in Niagara as Internist and Cardiologist at Greater Niagara General Hospital from 1957-1990 and was consultant at Shaver Hospital and Fort Erie Douglas Memorial. Introduced pacemakers, defibrillators, and echocardiography to Niagara Falls. He served on the W.C. Separate School Board for many years and also worked with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and Rotary Club. He continued to work for many years despite many physical disabilities including deafness, Parkinsonism, and later blindness. He was a great believer in Science, Education and Athletics and excelled in cricket and rugby in his native England. He was proud that all seven of his children graduated from university and two becoming doctors. In later years, he was grateful to be blessed with 12 grandchildren. He retained his sharp wit and sense of humour until the end. Cremation has already taken place. Arrangements in care of Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel 5176 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Memorial Mass was held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Friday April 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. Donations to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Palliative Care of G.N.G.H. or Charity of One's Choice would be appreciated On-line tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-29 published
Edward MAXWELL, Firefighter: 1916-2005
He battled blazes when firemen lacked modern equipment and he died of emphysema caused by years of smoke inhalation
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, April 29, 2005, Page S7
Affable and friendly Ed MAXWELL was known to also hold firm opinions. Especially when it came to a certain superstition, the one that maintains walking under ladders brings bad luck. In fact, the career firefighter with the City of Toronto counted himself as living proof the superstition was false. Once, when on the job, he walked under a ladder that leaned against a blazing brick-covered wall, just as the wall collapsed. The bricks poured down the ladder, which sheltered him and spared his life.
While proud of being a firefighter, Mr. MAXWELL talked little about the hazards of the job, though they were evident enough. Without benefit of modern safety equipment, he was often injured.
"You would see him, and his face would be bruised and blackened, and you would ask him, 'What happened?' and he would say, 'Oh, something at a fire,' but he would never go into detail," said his son David MAXWELL.
A tall, gentle man with large hands and a commanding presence, Mr. MAXWELL only recently began to tell his family about some of his firefighting experiences. Even then, details were sparse. Mr. MAXWELL spoke about how, after the tragic 1949 dockside fire that destroyed the Great Lakes passenger steamer Noronic and killed 118 people, his boots melted as he stood on the deck.
About how, after an explosion, he was standing on the second floor of a building one minute and on the ground the next. About how he once woke up receiving oxygen. He'd passed out after inhaling smoke and ammonia. About how he was on duty during Hurricane Hazel. About how he attended a fire at the Toronto stockyards.
Said David MAXWELL of his father, "You would ask him certain things, and he would just give you the look, like no, you wouldn't want to go there. I'm sure there were many painful episodes that he just didn't want to bring up."
One of four children, Edward Langemark MAXWELL grew up in east-end Toronto. He received his middle name from the place in Belgium where, during the First World War, his father had been stationed.
Mr. MAXWELL left school after Grade 11 to help support the family during the Depression and held a variety of jobs until December 1, 1941, when he joined the Toronto Fire Department. By then married and the father of a small child, he replaced firefighters who sailed for London to help out during the German blitz. He became a captain in 1959 and worked at just about every firehouse in the city. Punished once for an infraction on the part of his crew, he was transferred to Toronto Island, which was then considered a low-status posting.
Mr. MAXWELL's first wife, Maisie, died in 1972. Four years later, he retired and moved to Spokane, Washington., and remarried. In 2002, he returned to Toronto after the death of his second wife.
Edward Langemark MAXWELL was born on May 9, 1916, in Toronto. He died there February 6, after suffering emphysema developed from his exposure to smoke as a firefighter. He was 88. He leaves a sister, daughter Mary Lou THORN and sons Edward, David and Richard.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
KENNEDY, Marianne Frances (née COOPER)
Peacefully at home on Saturday, April 30, 2005, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack KENNEDY. Loving mother to Jane (Tom), Mary (Lawrie), John (Gail), Patrick (Patricia) and Joseph (Karen). Cherished grandmother to Kathleen, Danny, David, Michael, Cindy, Robert and Paul. The family is forever grateful to Urbana, Susan and Shirley and others from Community Care Access Centre and their supporting agencies for their kind and gentle home care. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Avenue), Weston on Wednesday, May 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Road (north of Eglinton Avenue), on Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, a donation made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to marianne.kennedy@wardfh.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
COOPER, Patricia Lucy (née GILLGAN)
Aged 81, from complications related to diabetes, on May 5, 2005, at Stratford General Hospital. Pat was born July 29, 1923, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, raised in Scotland, and immigrated to Canada in her 30s. She served in the Women's Royal Naval Service in World War 2, married Don COOPER on June 1, 1946, and had one child, Pamela. In Canada, she lived in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Kitchener, and finally, Stratford. After life as a homemaker and mother, Pat rejoined the workforce, first with Eaton's, and then, more true to her passions, as a proofreader/editor with a legal publisher. Pat is survived and missed by her husband of nearly 59 years Don COOPER, her daughter Pamela DELANEY, her sister Betty IZZARD of Toronto, her brother Vic GILLGAN and his wife Brenda of Derbyshire, England, her five nieces including, Barbara IZZARD- THYNNE, her many nephews, including Danny IZZARD, and Stephen, Peter and Phillip Gillgan, her grand-dog, Fiona, and seven grand-cats. Friends Nadine RAYNER and Christine FORD have lost a mentor and woman they admired. She joins her beloved parents, Vic and Ida GILLGAN, and her "son" Dusty the cat; all three of these "spirits" spent her last month in the hospital with her, according to Pat herself. She is also reunited with Colleen CHAPLIN and Chris STOKES, who she has missed dearly. As per her request, there will be no funeral. Pat's body has been donated to the University of Toronto. She will be remembered as a classy lady, with a well-honed wit, and a deep love for animals and the English language; as Danny put it, "she was the coolest." We owe our deepest thanks to Dr. Laurel MOORE for the care, admiration and respect she gave to Pat. Donations in Pat's memory should be sent to Pet Trust, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. That would tickle her whiskers no end.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-24 published
BURNS, Robert (1942-2005)
Suddenly on May 14, 2005. Survived by Heather COOPER and daughter Sara; and by Ellen ANDERSON and son Gabe. Robert's Friends will miss his creativity, his friendliness, and his good heart. Funeral Services will be on May 25th at 2 p.m. at St. James Cathedral. Reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Creative Spirit Art Centre, an art centre for people with disabilities.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-26 published
CARTER, Margaret Wilmot (née SWAISLAND)
Peacefully at home in Toronto on May 22, 2005 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband, Tullis Ninion; her sister, Helen Louise LEGGAT of Vancouver, British Columbia; her brother, John Wilmot SWAISLAND of Kelowna, British Columbia and her granddaughter, Margaret Diana COOPER. Loving mother of William SWAISLAND (Ursula STYLE) of Waterloo, Ontario; Julia Anne of Toronto, Ontario and Patricia Jane (Peter COOPER) of Denver, Colorado. Fondly remembered by her seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Born in Edmonton, Margaret lived in Vancouver and Windsor before moving to Toronto with Tullis in 1934. She was an active member of the Garden Club of Toronto, the Southern Ontario Unit of the Herb Society of America and Rosedale Golf Club. Mother enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and bridge and spending many hours in her garden at home and at the cottage. In 1989, Mother founded The Cloverleaf Foundation and enjoyed working with her family on charitable projects. She will always be remembered for the twinkle in her eye and the warm, beautiful smile that was with her to the very end. The family would like to thank Dr. Jocelyn CHARLES at Sunnybrook Family Practice for the warmth of her care and the generosity in her visits to our mother and to Liz STRAUCH, Nena, Emilia, Gloria and their colleagues at Care 2000, as well as Lorena LUTZ for their loving care which made it possible for our mother to live in her own home with humour, comfort, grace and dignity. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue, Toronto on Wednesday, June 1st at 4 o'clock. Donations may be made to The Cloverleaf Foundation, 56 Regina Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3A3.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-01 published
Robert BURNS, Graphic Designer: 1942-2005
Creative wizard whose firm Burns Cooper Hynes made the logos of corporate Canada instantly recognizable allowed cocaine to ruin a brilliant career, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Wednesday, June 1, 2005, Page S7
Robert BURNS was many things -- a graphic artist, a creative thinker, a father -- but most of all he was a cocaine addict. That fact obscured his talents and darkened his life for the last 25 years, from the collapse of the high-flying design firm Burns Cooper Hynes in the early 80s to the ruin of personal relationships.
As a designer he was the equivalent of a bandleader, said his former partner, copywriter Jim HYNES. "He was like Glenn Miller. He knew the sound he wanted to create and he was a genius at putting together the right ingredients to get that result." Other people did most of the work, of course. "He used to call me the donkey," said Mr. HYNES "because I did a little work every day, keeping the cart moving at all times while he would run, run, run and then crash because he would be running at a pace that nobody could sustain."
At his best, Mr. BURNS was a virtuoso of the big idea -- the central phrase or image that you could build a product or an advertising campaign around. "He had heart, wit and intelligence," said Eric (Ric) YOUNG a social and environmental communications consultant. "That is a rare combination and it was invested in all of his work, which was strategic and conceptual. He had real passion and ambition and he brought fantastic energy and an aspiration for greatness to every project."
"He could plug into another person and tune himself onto that wavelength so perfectly that it was mesmerizing," said Mr. HYNES. "That was his greatest talent when he was building a very successful organization, but it was also the talent that enabled him to survive on the street and carry on with a lifestyle that most people can only manage for a few years before they end up in the graveyard."
Robert BURNS grew up in a working-class neighbourhood on the outskirts of London. He was hard to handle as a teenager and once made the newspapers after he and a couple of Friends were arrested for urinating on somebody's front lawn. His parents, fearing he was headed for trouble, made him enlist in the Royal Air Force at age 15, to train as an airplane mechanic. Robert frequently butted heads with his superiors, although he did find success as a bugler and a fencer. Finally, he persuaded the Royal Air Force that he was a conscientious objector and won a discharge.
He put together a portfolio and went to art school in London on a grant for a couple of years. Like so many creative types in the early 1960s, he fancied himself a folksinger. As well as strumming a guitar, he ran an artist's booking agency called Folksounds in Lewisham.
He met Canadian Ellen ANDERSON (now an artist and social activist) in 1965 as she "stepped off the plane" from Toronto. One of her high-school Friends, who was working at the same agency, had asked him for a ride to the airport. "We never parted from that point," Ms. ANDERSON said. They married and made plans to move to Canada.
Mr. BURNS, then 22, needed a passport. At the registry office he made a casual joke about his parentage and learned that he'd been adopted as a baby. He felt betrayed, according to Ms. ANDERSON, who believes that confronting the truth about his birth was one of the demons that Mr. BURNS wrestled with for the rest of his life.
In Toronto, Mr. BURNS and Ms. ANDERSON shared a house with a number of artists. Mr. BURNS found work as a graphic artist for the CTV television network and then formed his own company called Robert Burns Designs. Ms. ANDERSON says her husband, who had grown up with rationing and deprivation, was so bewitched by the wealth of North America that he wrote a letter to a friend back in England saying, "the streets are filled with cars as big as houses."
Mr. BURNS left Ms. ANDERSON in 1969 when she was pregnant with their son Gabe. The breakup was cruel and acrimonious. By then, Mr. BURNS was working on a freelance basis with Heather COOPER, an illustrator and graphic designer whom he'd met through photographer Bert BELL. They began a professional and personal relationship that lasted 11 years, a creative partnership that brought them a stellar list of clients, a lavish life style and a daughter Sarah who is now 34.
Either separately, or together as the graphic design firm Burns Cooper, they seemed to be involved in everything that was fresh and innovative, from David Crombie's mayoralty campaign to Canadian Brass, Roots and CITY-TV. " Being intensely creative was what we were about," said Ms. COOPER. " Work was our passion and probably the original reason for us being together."
Jim HYNES, then a corporate communications executive, arrived in Toronto from Montreal in 1972 and hired them to develop a new graphic identity for his company. Over the next three years, the two men became close Friends. Finally, in 1975, Mr. BURNS persuaded Mr. HYNES to quit his job and join him and Ms COOPER in a partnership that became Burns Cooper Hynes.
"Within the next five years we became if not the biggest graphic design company in Canada certainly the best known and the most prestigious," said Mr. HYNES. They produced corporate identities, annual reports and sales materials for clients such as Northern Telecom, Alcan, Imperial Oil, Cadillac Fairview and Canadian Pacific airlines.
"He loved luxury. When he had money, it vanished instantly on the most expensive things he could find." says Mr. HYNES. In those days it was not uncommon to end a meeting with an advertising agency by doing a "mile-long line" of cocaine on the boardroom table. "Everybody snorted coke," said Mr. HYNES. "It was considered completely harmless fun." But Mr. BURNS moved on to injecting, quickly draining the company to feed his rapacious habit.
"He changed our lives in a big way, first for the better and then for the worse," said Mr. HYNES. "I needed to get out of the corporate world and I still remember that decade as the happiest of my working life. Heather is a very reclusive person and for her to sell herself as an illustrator was very difficult, but Robert made her into a superstar. The first requirement of one of Robert's big ideas was a great big poster by Heather COOPER."
After the collapse of Burns Cooper Hynes in the early 1980s -- Ms. COOPER said it took her years to wind up dealings with creditors and contractors -- Mr. BURNS started a couple of other design firms, but he never really recovered.
"I thought he might be able to control his addictions, said Ms. ANDERSON, "but he had so many demons and drugs were the way to keep them at bay." About a year ago he learned that he had at least two types of hepatitis and he had terminal liver damage.
Although he had been living on and off the street for years, lately he was living in a group home run by the Homes First Society and had connected with outreach and religious workers at St. James Cathedral in Toronto and a neighbourhood centre called 6 St. Joseph Street. Two weeks ago, he spent the day working on a renovation project, went home to have some soup with a friend and collapsed.
Robert BURNS was born in London, England on April 16, 1942. He died of hepatitis and heart failure on May 14 after nearly 30 years of drug abuse. He was 63. He is survived by his first wife Ellen ANDERSON and his son Gabe; and by his former partner Heather COOPER, his daughter Sarah Cooper BURNS and her family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-07 published
I Remember -- Robert BURNS
By John SEBERT, Tuesday, June 7, 2005, Page S7
Victoria -- Former film director and photographer John SEBERT of Victoria writes about Robert BURNS, whose obituary appeared on June 1.
During the 1960s and 1970s, I worked with a handful of artists who, for lack of a better word, were geniuses. The closer they approached that category the more difficult they were, and the harder they were on themselves. I think Robert BURNS was in that group and it might explain his problem life. We so-called creative types of the advertising art business in that period even had our own speakeasy, Jimmy's Bar near Yonge and Bloor. It was a wonderful uninhibited place but I don't ever remember dope being used. In my experience, it was not common to find cocaine at the boardroom table. I spent over 40 years in almost every ad agency boardroom in Canada and not once saw cocaine. I had the privilege of knowing and working with Robert and Heather COOPER, so I was involved with the same clients. We were not angels but our usual abuse of choice was a very dry martini in fairly large quantities. It was a kiss of death in the ad biz to be known to be a drug addict.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-10 published
Jim ERSKINE, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner: 1920-2005
To A.Y. JACKSON, the man who cracked the Great Canadian Art Fraud case of 1964 was always 'my inspector.' The policeman known as 'Big Jim' went on to head the Ontario Provincial Police
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, June 10, 2005, Page S9
In November, 1962, Ontario Provincial Police officer Jim ERSKINE started on a new case. J. Russell HARPER, then curator of Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada, had asked the force to investigate a flood of Canadian forgeries of the works of well-known artists, including the Group of Seven.
After a lot of dogged legwork, Mr. ERSKINE, appointed two years earlier as the Ontario Provincial Police's first head of its new anti-rackets squad, eventually cracked the case that came to be known as the Great Canadian Art Fraud.
It counts as only one highlight of Mr. ERSKINE's distinguished 38-year career with the Ontario Provincial Police. As well, he saw a hostage-taking incident successfully resolved, oversaw emergency response at the Mississauga train derailment and ended his career as the Ontario Provincial Police's commissioner.
Then premier William DAVIS appointed him commissioner, as well as head of a campaign begun in 1983 to end drinking and driving. "He was a professional police officer," Mr. DAVIS said. "It was his life. He was completely dedicated."
Mr. ERSKINE's break in the art-fraud came, according to a May, 1964, issue of Canadian Weekly, when a ruckus broke out at the Toronto art-auction house, Ward-Price. Some in attendance at a sale questioned the authenticity of Group of Seven works on offer. The scene led one purchaser of a work purportedly by Group of Seven artist J.E.H. MacDonald to take it to the Toronto Art Gallery, now the Art Gallery of Ontario, for authentication. When the purchase proved fake, the gallery informed Mr. ERSKINE, who immediately seized paintings and records from Ward-Price.
With the combined efforts of Mr. ERSKINE, artist A.J. CASSON and National Gallery conservator Dr. Nathan STOLOW, 91 paintings were confirmed as forgeries. The Ward-Price records showed that the fakes were sold on behalf of Leslie LEWIS, who operated a studio gallery at the back of Ward-Price. Mr. LEWIS had in turn obtained some of those works from another dealer, Neil SHARKEY.
Further investigation led to three painters, all of whom had created the works for other purposes and did not know their paintings were being passed off as being from more prominent artists. The two dealers pleaded guilty and were jailed.
A headline from a story about the fraud in an April, 1964, issue of Maclean's referred to Mr. ERSKINE as a "smart cop." As a result, Mr. ERSKINE came to be good Friends with some members of the Group of Seven, including A.J. CASSON, with whom he worked on the case. In addition, he was at Fred VARLEY's bedside at the artist's death and gained the confidence of A.Y. JACKSON.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, to Scottish immigrants, James Laird ERSKINE was the oldest of four children. His stonemason father worked on many buildings in and around the city, including some for the University of Guelph and the stone wall along the Niagara River.
Mr. ERSKINE obtained a Grade 10 education and, after serving underage in a field ambulance and medical corps and then an artillery reserve, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a flight engineer on Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.
When stationed in England, Mr. ERSKINE was wounded twice, once while helping defuse bombs. One of the bombs exploded, Mr. ERSKINE blacked out and awoke to find himself among dead comrades.
Once on leave in London, he helped rescue children from a bombed school. Many students were killed or severely injured. "It took me years to get over that incident," he told the Guelph Daily Mercury in 2000. "I would wake up when I heard my own kids crying and break into a cold sweat."
Upon his return from the war in 1945, Mr. ERSKINE joined the Ontario Provincial Police. As well as solving the Great Canadian Art Fraud, he negotiated the release of four children being held hostage near London, Ontario, by an armed, escaped convict, Donald CLINE.
The con demanded cash but, according to one of Mr. ERSKINE's sons, Bruce, the incident took place on the weekend during a time with limited banking hours and no automated teller machines. To get the cash, Mr. ERSKINE borrowed it from a local businessman. After collecting it, the then-deputy commissioner and a colleague sat in the back of a cruiser and wrote down the serial numbers of each bill so they could be traced later.
During the incident, the hostage-taker held one of the children to the window, threatening to kill him. A gunshot sounded, the window shattered and the child fell. "My father said he felt sick to his stomach because he thought the child had died," the younger Mr. ERSKINE said.
In fact, the gunman had shot out the window above the child's head and simultaneously dropped the child.
Before handing over any money, Mr. ERSKINE insisted that three children be released. Once he received his booty, Mr. CLINE released the fourth and oldest child before taking off. He was later arrested.
At one point, tiring of the constant media swarm during the lengthy standoff, Mr. ERSKINE sent another officer out for coffee, instructing him to go in a marked cruiser with lights flashing, sirens screaming and tires screeching. The press fell for it and followed like bees to honey.
At 6 feet 5, Mr. ERSKINE was commonly known as "Big Jim." He also happened to look a lot like Errol Flynn. Once, in Los Angeles to bring an extradited man back home, he found himself constantly approached by curious women on the lookout for movie stars.
In November of 1979, 17 years after beginning on the art-fraud case, Mr. ERSKINE once again played an important part in a major Canadian event. A freight train carrying volatile materials including propane, chlorine and caustic soda left the tracks in Mississauga. Some of its chemical contents exploded and caught fire, releasing flames and vapours into the air early on a Sunday morning.
Fearing for the safety of the city's residents, officials ordered approximately 218,000 people from their homes in the largest peacetime evacuation in North American history. It lasted close to a week.
As director of emergency response, Mr. ERSKINE worked closely with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION during the disaster. That closeness became literal. The mayor had sprained her ankle and could not walk well, so Mr. ERSKINE picked her up and carried her to one of their daily press conferences.
Throughout his career, Mr. ERSKINE took on several leadership roles, including president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police in 1976. Appointed a deputy commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police in 1975, he became commissioner in 1981. He retired in 1983.
As well as heading the drinking-driving campaign, Mr. ERSKINE was for 10 years the honorary colonel of the 11th Field Artillery Regiment.
With his death, the man who solved so many mysteries may have left one behind.
According to his son Bruce, Group of Seven artist A.Y. JACKSON always called Mr. ERSKINE "my inspector." Once, when the younger Mr. ERSKINE visited Mr. JACKSON, the artist confided that he knew the truth about the mysterious 1917 death of artist Tom THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and the only person he had ever told was "my inspector." When asked about it, Big Jim ERSKINE denied knowing anything.
James Laird ERSKINE was born on September 8, 1920, in Guelph, Ontario He died on May 22, 2005, in Mississauga. He was 84. He leaves his wife Jeanette, sons Bruce, Rick and Barry, and one sister. His oldest son Daniel died last fall.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-22 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, John Patrick Connell (September 11th, 1932-June 17th, T'was time to lay your burden down and free your noble spirit to soar with the birds once more. Our dearly beloved John passed away on Friday, June 17th. John was a remarkable man who battled his extremely rare cancer for two years with his quiet grace and dignity. John accomplished many dreams in his life, and lived his years to the fullest. He was a gentle passionate man who embraced challenges in all aspects of his life and found joi de vivre in them all. John received his P.Eng. and M.B.A. from the University of Toronto and his M.P.A. from York, and followed this by a career in the field he enjoyed so much. John was blessed with his wonderful parents Madge and Jack (predeceased), with his wife Jeanne with whom he shared his dreams, was father to beloved children Kelly and husband Alf IVANY, and to Sean, and father for Russ COOPER and his partner Kim, and Robert COOPER and his wife Vicki, and John-Dad to Laura and Connie. To add to John's joy were his delightful grandchildren Amanda, Michael, Lisa, Taylor, Megan and Bobby. To all those who knew John, family and Friends, he will always be remembered as the man he was: one of warmth, caring, eclectic, erudite, witty and widespread knowledge. We wish to give special thanks to his wonderful Dr. Joe MIKHAEL of the Myeloma Clinic, Princess Margaret Hospital, and to Dr. CHIN and the Oncology and Palliative Care nurses at Lakeridge Oshawa, and to Dr. PETROSONIAK, and all of the support groups that cared for John in the City of Kawartha Lakes. As John would want, we wish to celebrate his life on Saturday next, June 25th at 2: 00 p.m. at the home of Russ and Kim in Lindsay. Call 705-878-3405 for details. We welcome all those Friends and loved ones who would wish to celebrate with us. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you make a donation, in John's name, towards Multiple Myeloma Research by calling the Princess Margaret Foundation at 416-946-6560, or to any charity of your choice that would help make a positive difference in this world. He danced the dance of life and oh how he danced!

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-11 published
LAUGHTON, Peter
Died suddenly of stroke at Oakville, Thursday, July 7th, 2005. Survived by son Jonathan and daughter Deborah COOPER. Services at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, on Tuesday, July 12th at 11: 00 a.m. Donations can be made through the funeral home.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-21 published
SHAINHOUSE, Louis
On Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Louis SHAINHOUSE beloved husband of Aida. Loving father of Michael, and Deborah. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sam and Beatrice, the late Rose and Irving SILVERSTEIN, the late Oscar and Florence SHAINHOUSE, Rivie and the late Joe COOPER, and Esther and the late Bernard YALE. Devoted grandfather of Jill and Marnie. Devoted uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Lorie and Thita. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst St. (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Thursday, July 21 at 12: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 3900 Yonge St. #502. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Louis Shainhouse Memorial Foundation c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-29 published
MURRAY, Rhea Doris
Our special wife, mother, grandmother and friend died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 25th, 2005 after a courageously fought battle with cancer. Rhea was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick on June 22, 1929 and lived most of her life in Vancouver. She married her devoted husband Hugh in February, 1956 and they welcomed Alison in 1957 and Chris and Pat in 1958. Rhea had a keen interest in horseback riding and in 1968 the family moved to Southlands where the three girls pursued equestrian activities and Rhea became involved in the community and Southlands Riding Club. Eventually, as her daughters moved on to other interests and had families of their own, Rhea maintained her deep ties to Southlands while expanding her role as beloved grandmother of Matts, Piers, Tor, Roan, Mia and Wilson. Rhea was predeceased by her only brother Donald COOPER in 1996. She is survived by Hugh, Alison (Jimmy), Chris (Chris), Pat, her in-laws, Mary, Ed, Eleanor, Alison and Gene, and more Friends and relatives than space permits. Please join us for a celebration of her wonderful life on Friday, August 5th from 3: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Southlands Riding Club, 7025 Macdonald Street. Rhea's legacy is how she tirelessly supported her family and Friends; her love, devotion and skill are an inspiration for us all.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-04 published
CROTHERS, Elizabeth Anne, B.A.
Happily retired teacher. Died at St. Michael's Hospital on Saturday, July 30, 2005. Cherished wife and friend of Thomas Ian (Tom) for 45 years. She will be missed by her aunt, Mary COOPER of London, Ontario, sister-in-law, Margaret HOUSTON, brother-in-law Robert (Joan), Friends and neighbours. Special thanks to Dr. Rashida HAQ and her caring staff on Q2. At Liz's request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place followed by interment at Prospect Cemetery. Visitation with Tom and family will take place at the Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Boulevard, (416) 423-1000, on Sunday, August 7, 2005 between 1: 00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. In remembrance of Liz, donations may be made to The Oncology Research Foundation, c/o Dr. Rashida Haq, 30 Bond Street, Suite 2046, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8 or to The Council of Canadians, 700-170 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-05 published
COOPER, Gerald Bryanston
Passed away on July 24, 2005 at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver after a lengthy battle with cancer. He leaves behind his two children, daughter Meredith, son Sandy, grandchildren, Emma and Luke. Will be missed by family and Friends, especially Peter, Susan and Teresa. If desired, donations may be made in his honour to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-20 published
Carl BEAM, Artist 1943-2005
Outspoken and fearless Ojibway master of collage left a body of work that did justice to the complexities of aboriginal identity in Canada. He made photography a staple of his art and infused it with his own experiences
By Sarah MILROY, Saturday, August 20, 2005, Page S11
A few weeks ago, when Carl BEAM's son-in-law Mark LAROCHELLE stood in the M'chigeeng community centre on Manitoulin Island to eulogize his father-in-law, he had a simple message: "I only had the opportunity to know Carl for seven years, but one of the things that I learned from him was to never be afraid to say what needed to be said."
Outspoken, articulate, passionate, defiant and occasionally cantankerous, Mr. BEAM leaves a huge hole in the Canadian cultural landscape. An Ojibway artist who made a lot of smoke and fire with his art and his statements about the Canadian art scene, he helped to create space for himself and for other first nations artists across the country, creating a body of work that did justice to the complexities of aboriginal identity in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Honoured this year with a Governor-General's Award for the Visual Arts, Mr. BEAM had been the subject of many exhibitions both at home and abroad, and his work resides in the collections of virtually every museum of scale in Canada.
Carl BEAM ended up in M'chigeeng, and he began his life there, too, though in those days it was called West Bay. Born the eldest of nine children, he scarcely knew his white father, Edward COOPER he died as a soldier during the Second World -- but his maternal grandfather, Domenic MIGWANS, took a strong hand in his upbringing. A powerful man in the community, he recognized the young boy's intelligence and drive. "They knew that it would be Carl's destiny to face the white world," says his wife, Ann BEAM (who is also an artist), so they elected to send him to Garnier Residential School in Spanish, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Huron.
It proved to be both a privilege -- given the education he received (he was a very gifted student) -- and a curse. This forced period of assimilation into white, Christian culture was a dark chapter in his life that he was forever reluctant to discuss.
After this, Mr. BEAM landed a series of labouring jobs in the north, from firefighting to working in the Wawa steel mill. Only in his late 20s did he focus his ambitions on a career in art, attending first the Kootenay School of Art, then the University of Victoria and on to graduate studies at the University of Alberta. Of his decision to turn to art-making, Ann BEAM says: "He used to tell me that he just couldn't hold it off any longer."
Through his education, his world opened up through exposure to the works of contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. He absorbed their photo-transfer techniques and, like them, made found photography a staple of his art. Unlike them, he infused it with autobiography. "He put the personal and family stuff in," says Ann, "so that people could feel the humanness of his [aboriginal] subjects, so that they couldn't be abstracted."
As well, Mr. BEAM learned from the example of aboriginal artists such as the late Fritz Scholder, a Luiseno artist from the American Southwest. "Carl wanted to write his final graduate dissertation on Scholder, but the department said there was not enough material on the artist to make the subject qualify for study," recalls Ann. "That was it for Carl. He was out of there."
During these early years, Mr. BEAM had fathered five children with his first wife, Rejeanne ARCHAMBAULT, but the relationship collapsed. He met Ann in Toronto in 1979. The pair decamped to the American Southwest for a few years and spent a lot of time in the Pueblo community, developing what would be a lifelong interest in pottery. Later, they wound up in Peterborough, Ontario, where from 1983 to 1992 Mr. BEAM began to participate in the Canadian museum scene. His involvement in a number of seminal shows cemented his growing reputation: Altered Egos at Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art (1984) Cross-Cultural Views at the National Gallery of Canada (a pioneering 1986 exhibition themed on resistance that combined non-native artists such as Hans Haacke and Jamelie Hassan with native artists such as Jane Ash Poitras and Robert Houle); Beyond History at the Vancouver Art Gallery (1989); Indigena at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (1992); and Land, Spirit, Power (also at the National Gallery, in 1992).
The National Gallery's acquisition of his painting The North American Iceberg in 1986 was an important moment for Mr. BEAM, signifying, for him, his successful penetration of hostile cultural territory previously occupied by only white artists. "It was not a donation. It was a purchase," remembers Ann, "and that made all the difference." The painting posited a rebuttal to a concurrent exhibition of Italian and German contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario named the European Iceberg.
Says Diana NEMIROFF, then the National Gallery of Canada's curator of contemporary art and now the director of Carleton University Art Gallery: "Carl has a sense of humour, but he also had the sharp, critical sense that there was another Iceberg buried that we weren't paying attention to, and it involved battles, conquest, uneasy cohabitation." The acquisition represented a breakthrough. Says Ms. NEMIROFF: "It signalled the gallery's intention to look seriously at a whole generation of native artists who were dealing with aboriginal cultural issues in an absolutely contemporary way."
The BEAMs lived in Peterborough until their return to Manitoulin Island in 1992, settling finally into an adobe house they built with their own hands.
The art Mr. BEAM made along the way constitutes one of the great cultural documents of our changing political landscape. There's his Columbus Suite (1989-1990), a group of 12 etchings that responded to the quincentennial of the landing of the explorer on North American soil. (The series is currently being exhibited in a small, honorary exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.)
On Mr. BEAM's love of visual collage, Ms. NEMIROFF says: "Collage allowed him to make subjective leaps between bodies of knowledge that had always been kept separate."
Thus, he gives us the chiselled raptor-like profile of Abraham Lincoln above a row of black ravens (symbols of transformation). Sitting Bull and Einstein are pictured stacked atop one another. Various Ways to Travel in North America couples a space rocket preparing for liftoff with a scene of aboriginal ritual dance two views of celestial travel, joined at the seam.
A subsequent series, also created in response to the quincentennial, was Burying the Ruler. In it, you see the artist holding the simple measuring instrument, then the same instrument buried from view.
"The reference was to the Renaissance idea of man as the measure of all things," says first nations artist and curator Gerald McMASTER, who frequently worked with Mr. BEAM over the years. By man, of course, they meant European man. "Indians were invented in 1492," Mr. McMASTER continues. "Carl made work to contest that European view," commenting on the environmental and humanitarian implications of such rigid modes of rational thought. Instead of the straight ruler, Mr. BEAM proposed the triangle and the circle.
A later series, Great Whale of Our Being (2002), imagined the whale as a metaphor for all mankind in our moment of ecological peril, presenting the magnificent creature dismembered and violated, and also whole, free and powerfully alive in its natural element. Before his death, says Ann, he was working on a series called Crossroads, riffing on the Robert Johnson blues classic as a way of considering his own hybrid place between cultures.
It was this sort of complexity that fuelled his art. Powerfully particular in his cultural point of view as an aboriginal, Carl BEAM railed against the racial ghettoization of his art. "My work is not made for Indian people, but for thinking people," he wrote. "In the global and evolutionary scheme, the difference between people is negligible."
Carl Edward Migwans BEAM was born in West Bay, Ontario, on May 24, 1943. He died in M'chigeeng (formerly West Bay) on July 30, 2005, of complications arising from diabetes. He was 62.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, and by their daughter Anong and by four children from a previous marriage: Clinton, Laila, Carl Jr. and Jennifer. He also leaves his mother, Barbara Migwans BEAM, and siblings Lina, Leonard, Tom, Linda, Joan, Norma, Theresa, Loretta, and Marjorie, plus 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Veronica.
A memorial service will be held at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline St. N., Waterloo, Ontario, on September 18, at 2 p.m.
From November 28 to January 29, 2006, the Carlton University Art Gallery will mount a Carl BEAM retrospective.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-20 published
WILLIAMS, Margaret Ashwell Williams (née CARSON)
Suddenly, at age 88, at Belmont House, Toronto on Thursday August 18, 2005. Pre-deceased in 1994 by her husband D. Carlton WILLIAMS, Peggy leaves her daughter Catherine and her partner Austin COOPER of Toronto and son David of Abbotsford, B.C.. Peggy was also the proud "Gran" of Carson (12) and Carter (10), whose many accomplishments brought her great pleasure.
Toronto born, she attended Bishop Strachan School on scholarship then the University of Toronto where she studied Library Science. It was at University of Toronto that she met a dashing teaching assistant named Carl who became her husband on November 20, 1943. Being wartime, Peggy was required to give up her job in the library. From then on, she devoted her considerable intelligence and energy to raising her children and supporting her husband's career as he rose through the academic ranks to become President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario in London. Lifelong patrons of the arts and cultural tourists before the term had been invented, Peggy and Carl never missed a season at Stratford and were frequent supporters of the arts in all of its diversity: symphony, opera, university productions, galleries and book groups. Peggy's intelligence and quick wit will be missed by book groups and at bridge tables in London and Toronto. We shall sorely miss her wise counsel in times of challenge and her unwavering sense of right and wrong. After cremation and a private interment, Peggy's life will be celebrated with a memorial service at First - St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue, London, Ontario at 3: 00 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Peggy, and three generations before her, attended and served this wonderful church. For those unable to travel to London, a reception will be held in Toronto on Wednesday August 24, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Judge W.E.C. COLTER, 9 Thornwood Road in Rosedale.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-23 published
Bill HARCOURT, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Producer 1925-2005
Newspaper reporter who switched to broadcasting launched Newsmagazine, Ombudsman, Tuesday Night and Marketplace
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, August 23, 2005, Page S9
Bill HARCOURT pretty well invented the television documentary. An experienced reporter and editor who cut his teeth working for Canadian and British wire services, he helped develop two areas of television news: live specials and long features.
He started working in television news in 1960, only eight years after it came on the air in Canada and by 1969 he was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's main man on the biggest story of the year -- if not the decade. In late July of that year, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon and Bill HARCOURT spent 26 hours straight in a control room masterminding coverage for a captivated Canadian audience.
As the head of News Specials, he co-ordinated coverage from the United States and across Canada. It was a complex broadcast, hosted in Canada by the eccentric Gordon DONALDSON, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter with a thick Scottish brogue.
What Mr. HARCOURT was doing was, in fact, creating what is now called a long-form documentary, building excitement into the empty space when the astronauts were just travelling. He had experience with live television -- political conventions and elections -- still the most difficult form of broadcasting since mistakes can't be edited.
The documentary form of television was something he helped mould at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, first as a producer with Newsmagazine, travelling around the world with a cameraman, soundman and reporter, then with a weekly documentary series, Tuesday Night.
"He made a real contribution, in my book, to establishing the documentary on television. There was already the National Film Board of Canada form, but the television documentary had to be invented," said Michael MacLEAR, a television reporter and documentary maker who worked with Mr. HARCOURT in the 1960s.
"Bill HARCOURT is one of the great unsung heroes of news and current affairs," said Mr. MacLEAR. "And he was my favourite executive producer."
Well-read and confident, he let the reporter get on with telling the story -- all of which made him easy to work with. All his former colleagues mentioned his good manners and even temper. Ray HAZZAN, who was executive producer of Newsmagazine before Mr. HARCOURT took the job, said he was so polite and well dressed that others took to calling him The Senator.
Bill HARCOURT grew up in Guelph, Ontario, the son of doctor. He graduated from Guelph Collegiate Institute and went on to Loyola College in Montreal.
During summers Mr. HARCOURT worked on passenger ships on the Great Lakes. At that time, it was a popular form of travel from ports such as Toronto, Detroit and Duluth. He started as a cabin boy and worked his way up to chief purser.
One of the ships on which he was purser was The Noronic, known as the Queen of the Great Lakes. As it happened, a disastrous fire aboard the Noronic was also his first and only front-page story at the Kitchener Waterloo Record where he had taken a job as a junior reporter. The ship was moored overnight in Toronto when a little after 2 a.m. on September 15, 1949, fire raged through its five decks. Of the 571 passengers -- mostly Americans sailing from Detroit -- and 174 crew on board, 119 died.
As luck would have it, Bill HARCOURT was in Toronto that night and reported the tragedy back to his newspaper. "It was particularly tough for Bill," said his wife, Nada HARCOURT. "He knew many of the crew members on board the Noronic."
A short while later, Mr. HARCOURT went to work for Canadian Press in Toronto and almost right away moved to New York to cover two different beats: the United Nations and Broadway. For him, it was no trouble to juggle show business and international politics and that impressed his boss, Gil PURCELL, who wanted him to come home and report from across Canada. Instead, Mr. HARCOURT went to London and worked on the North American desk at Reuters.
After five years, he returned home to a job at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he was made a writer and line-up editor on The National, but soon moved to Newsmagazine, a weekly half-hour program that took an in-depth look at stories.
Michael MacLEAR recalled there were two types of stories that made it on Newsmagazine: longer-form news items on stories of the day, and features. During the 1960's and early 1970's, Mr. HARCOURT accompanied such Newsmagazine reporters as Mr. MacLEAR and William STEVENSON to cover stories in South Africa, Vietnam and Russia.
"He was much under-estimated," said Mr. STEVENSON, who went on to write A Man Called Intrepid, the story of the Canadian spymaster William STEPHENSON. " One of the reasons he was so easy to get on with was that he didn't need to bolster his importance as so many executive producers do."
In late 1969, after the success of the moon walk and Newsmagazine, Mr. HARCOURT became executive producer of Thursday Night, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship documentary program. The show later changed its broadcast night and name to Tuesday Night.
In January of 1974, Mr. HARCOURT started the program, Ombudsman, with Robert COOPER, an unknown 28-year-old lawyer. With Mr. COOPER acting as a crusader for the little guy, Ombudsman was a first in Canadian broadcasting.
"He was very serious about his work and kept the program out of legal trouble," remembered Mr. COOPER. "I think I was nervous and difficult at first but he was patient."
After seven years on the program, Mr. COOPER went on to be a successful producer in Hollywood where he still works. "I learned from Bill how to take a subject that seems to be educational and earnest and turn it into compelling television."
In 1977, Mr. HARCOURT also took over as executive producer for Marketplace, the long-running consumer-affairs program. It was perhaps the only time one person was executive producer of two major network programs at the same time. He finished his Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career at The Journal, where he worked as a senior adviser.
William Vernon HARCOURT was born on January 23, 1925 in Guelph, Ontario. He died on August 7, 2005. He is survived by his wife Nada, daughter Shelagh and brother John.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-26 published
McDONALD, Donald Alexander
On Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 in his 87th year. Don died peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a brief illness. Adored husband and best friend of Joan (WATSON/ YULE) McDONALD of Fergus and the late June (TAILOR/TAYLOR) McDONALD. Loving father of Nancy and her husband Bob COOPER of Unionville; Barbara BUBEL of Oakville and Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Fergus. Predeceased by his daughter Maureen, wife of Timothy WILSON of Severn Falls. Loving stepfather of Cristina EVANOW and her husband Bill of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and David YULE and his wife Pamela of Brampton. Proud and loving Grampa to Sandy, Stephanie and David COOPER; Erin, Jeff and Bradley WILSON; Joe and Kaella BUBEL; Jenny and Jackie SANKEY; Alicia and Hannah YULE and Jessica, Matthew, Liam and Daniel EVANOW. Don, born in Saint Thomas, Ontario, served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and was attached to 30 Squadron Royal Air Force stationed for a number of years in Ceylon. Predeceased by his brothers Wallace, Bob, Ed and his sister Jean STIRLING. He was well loved by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Monday, August 29th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Kees VANDERMEY officiating. Legion Service to be conducted at the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, Wellington Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society. Cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
McDONALD, Donald Alexander
On Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 in his 87th year. Don died peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a brief illness. Adored husband and best friend of Joan (WATSON/ YULE) McDONALD of Fergus and the late June (TAILOR/TAYLOR) McDONALD. Loving father of Nancy and her husband Bob COOPER of Unionville; Barbara BUBEL of Oakville and Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Fergus. Predeceased by his daughter Maureen, wife of Timothy WILSON of Severn Falls. Loving stepfather of Cristina EVANOW and her husband Bill of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and David YULE and his wife Pamela of Brampton. Proud and loving Grampa to Sandy, Stephanie and David COOPER; Erin, Jeff and Bradley WILSON; Joe and Kaella BUBEL; Jenny and Jackie SANKEY; Alicia and Hannah YULE and Jessica, Matthew, Liam and Daniel EVANOW. Don, born in Saint Thomas, Ontario, served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and was attached to 30 Squadron Royal Air Force stationed for a number of years in Ceylon. Predeceased by his brothers Wallace, Bob, Ed and his sister Jean STIRLING. He was well loved by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Monday, August 29th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Kees VANDERMEY officiating. Legion Service to be conducted at the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, Wellington Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society. Cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
SHIBUYA, Hisako " Catherine" (née TANABE)
Peacefully in her 88th year at Toronto Western Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Kiyoshi (Harry). Survived by her son Richard, daughter Ellen, daughter Carol (Steve COOPER) and son Gordon (Silvia). Beloved grandmother of Adam and Evan. Sister of Terry (Tosh SAKURA) and brother Luke TANABE (Ruby.) The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Castleview Wychwood Nursing Home. Friends are invited to a visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, September 23 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Momiji Health Care Society, 3555 Kingston, Rd., Scarborough, Ontario M1M 3W4 would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-18 published
Michael CLONEY, Lawyer And Judge (1912-2005)
Army officer bound for the Italian front in 1944 instead found himself representing a private charged with murder, the last Canadian soldier to be executed by firing squad
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, October 18, 2005, Page S9
To the end of his days, Ontario Provincial Court judge Michael CLONEY was haunted by one case. In 1944, as a young army lawyer serving in Italy, he represented a Canadian soldier who was later executed by firing squad, the only Canadian soldier to meet that end during the Second World War.
"I can't believe they found him guilty," Mr. CLONEY told Toronto writer Andrew CLARK years later.
The soldier, Private Harold PRINGLE, had deserted his unit in Italy in 1944 and headed for Rome, where he joined the Sailor Gang, a band of British, American and Canadian deserters who lived day to day by committing crime in a city left largely lawless by the war. When one of the group was found dead in a ditch, PRINGLE was charged with his murder, along with two other gang members. A fourth was granted immunity for his testimony.
According to courts-martial transcripts quoted in Mr. CLARK's 2002 book, A Keen Soldier, the murder victim was a soldier from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, called John Norman McGillivary. He had been shot during a fight with another gang member.
Four of the gang loaded McGillivary into a car and, with PRINGLE driving, headed for a hospital. Along the way, they changed their minds and turned toward a different hospital. Meanwhile, McGillivary appeared to have died, so they instead sought some place where they could confirm it. They drove into the countryside, where they decided McGillivary was, indeed, dead. After some discussion about what to do, PRINGLE and the British sailor who led the gang both shot the body, explaining later they wanted to disfigure it, or make it look like a hit by Italian organized crime.
Eventually, arrests were made and PRINGLE, a youngster from Flinton, Ontario, who had lied about his age to join up, found himself on trial. A week before the court martial began, Mr. CLONEY was removed from the case and sent for staff training. He was replaced by a lawyer who had never before appeared in court. The new lawyer did not let his client testify.
Despite shaky and conflicting testimony from the gang member granted immunity, and a pathologist whose cited cause of death was contradicted by two others, PRINGLE was found guilty. He was shot by a firing squad in 1945, making him the only Canadian soldier sentenced to death during the Second World War, and the last one ever in the Canadian military. PRINGLE did not die alone. The other two Sailor Gang members were also found guilty and executed.
Mr. CLONEY, however, never accepted the verdict. He told Mr. CLARK, whose book was short-listed for the 2003 Governor-General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction: "There was reasonable doubt a mile wide."
Originally intended for the Italian front as a reinforcement officer in 1944, the army decided Mr. CLONEY's legal skills were more useful and kept him at Canadian staff headquarters in Avellino. There, he defended military personnel in courts martial, one of the few trained lawyers available. Although he lacked court experience, Mr. CLONEY quickly won a string of acquittals and gained enough of a reputation that soldiers like PRINGLE sought him out.
After the war, Mr. CLONEY was posted to Ottawa to serve a six-month position with the Judge Advocate General's office. Among other roles, the office advises the military on legal affairs and defends those accused at courts martial. His six months came and went and in 1951 he was moved to Winnipeg as assistant judge advocate general, Prairie command. There he presided for the first time at courts martial as judge advocate, the equivalent of a judge in a criminal court.
A transfer two years later took him to Germany as deputy judge advocate with the Canadian unit posted there. There he was asked to settle the claim made by the sons of a widow murdered by a Canadian soldier. They wanted $500 to cover the cost of entertaining funeral guests and the 20-year-old soldier's death sentence lifted. With no capital punishment in Germany, the prospect of execution troubled them deeply.
Mr. CLONEY filed for the funds and put the men in touch with the Canadian Governor-General, then Vincent MASSEY. The sons received the money and the soldier's sentence was changed to life imprisonment.
Eventually, Mr. CLONEY was promoted to lieutenant-colonel and assigned to the army's central command in Oakville, Ontario, as assistant judge advocate. In the end, his six months lasted until 1961, when he finally retired from the army. Of his years with the Judge Advocate General's office, Mr. CLONEY told the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History in 1996 that he wasn't out to make a lot of money. "We were satisfied to accept whatever was our pay of rank; I think we practised law in its pure form and sense, which probably isn't true in respect of every role that lawyers play."
Born in downtown Toronto, Mr. CLONEY was the youngest of three children of an Irish-Catholic family. Until a disabling accident, his father worked as a tailor. Before raising the couple's children, his mother ran a dressmaking business. The family lived in a semi-detached house, the other half belonging to a rabbi and his family. Singing, dancing, shouting and praying emanated from the house, and the backyard was taken up with a three-storey synagogue. Mr. CLONEY said it was an early lesson in tolerance for him and once recalled his grandfather as saying, "These are holy people; let them pray."
He entered elementary school at age 8 and high school at 12, the same year his father died. About that time, young Michael decided he wanted to be a priest. At 16, he entered a seminary only to leave about two years later after finding it too stressful.
With the financial and emotional support of priests and family, Mr. CLONEY studied law at Osgoode Hall, working as a summer guide at Casa Loma to pay his way. After being called to the bar in 1940, he practised real-estate law and joined the Canadian Officers Training Corps. Two years later, he was called up within days of marrying, and sent overseas in 1943, leaving his pregnant wife behind. He did not see his son until the boy was almost After retiring from the army, Mr. CLONEY became a magistrate for metropolitan Toronto. Legislation in 1968 saw magistrates appointed as provincial court judges.
Once while Mr. CLONEY was still a magistrate, an elderly woman addressed him as "Your Majesty." While not a royal, he ran his courts with kindness, consideration and dignity.
"He was a consummate gentleman," said Mr. Justice Eugene EWASCHUK of the Ontario Superior Court, who appeared before Mr. CLONEY as an assistant Crown attorney during the 1960s. "He never lost his temper. The worst I ever heard him say in court was, 'Look here, mister.' "
Early on, Mr. CLONEY made the newspapers for lecturing the head of Satan's Choice motorcycle club. "He treated people all the same and he wasn't influenced negatively or positively," said his son Brian.
In the days before legal aid, Mr. CLONEY took the time to advise defendants to get a lawyer. If they couldn't, he explained court proceedings and their rights to them, much to the chagrin of waiting lawyers. He felt especially keenly for juveniles, who before the Young Offenders Act of 1984, were prosecuted as adults at age 16.
"Mike would bend over backwards to help them," Judge EWASCHUK said. "He would almost never send them to jail for a first offence."
Required to retire at age 75, Mr. CLONEY stepped down reluctantly but kept active as a volunteer and labour arbitrator. Always organized, he kept tax returns dating to 1959 and books describing most of his cases. He wrote his own death notice, leaving a blank for his date of death.
At home, he kept a two-inch-thick file of records concerning the PRINGLE court martial and periodically studied it. For him, the case had never closed.
Michael Joseph CLONEY was born in Toronto on January 17, 1912, and died in Oakville, Ontario on September 14, 2005. He was 93. He leaves his son, Brian, grand-daughter, Deborah, and two great-grand_sons. His wife, Marie, predeceased him.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-26 published
COOPER, Bertha Evelyn (née SAINT_GERMAIN)
Passed away peacefully October 24, 2005 at age 92. She was a superb Grandmother to Geoffrey, Douglas and Lisa and will be sorely missed by them as well as by her daughter-in-law Agnete COOPER. Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Richard Charles (Dick) COOPER and her son Dr. C. Richard COOPER who passed away in 1989. She will be fondly remembered by her family and the many Friends she leaves behind. Bertha was a very caring person, strong-willed and determined in everything she did. She was well-suited to her long and successful career in nursing, and even better suited as Grandmother and friend. Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday October 29th for interment and a short ceremony at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, 280 Beechwood Avenue at 10: 30 a.m. Please bring your memories! In lieu of flowers, donations to the cancer society would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-27 published
Patricia Lucy COOPER
By Pamela Catherine DELANEY, Thursday, October 27, 2005, Page A28
Lady, friend, knitter, chocaholic. Born July 29, 1923, in Belfast. Died May 5 in Stratford, Ontario, of diabetes complications, aged 81.
'I'm losing my mind," Pat confided to her close friend, Christine FORD, in the early 1990s. She knew. And what a mind she lost.
Pat and her parents moved to Ayrshire, Scotland, when she was one year old, and her accent bore the trademark "oatmeal savage," as she called herself. Pat's childhood was idyllic. Her father, Victor GILLGAN, was a warm, funny, very clever man; her mother, Ida, was more serious, and deeply wise. Pat's sister Betty and brother Vic were born in Scotland. Even in dementia, Pat's long-term memory retained images of her beloved Highlands.
An excellent student, proficient in languages and with an immense love of literature, Pat showed innate artistic talent and attended Ayr Academy, but the Second World War broke out. The contentment of family life, Friends and boyfriends was left behind and changed forever when she joined the Women's Royal Navy Service.
Stationed in northern Scotland, distant from the front, Pat fell into another happy phase of life, working as a torpedo mechanic, eating, drinking ("to stay warm") and dancing. As the war ended, and the loss of Friends sank in, Pat sought a new normalcy: She and Fleet Air Arm pilot Don COOPER married on June 1, 1946.
She and Don initially lived with his mother in Netherfield, England. After several difficult pregnancies and miscarriages, in early 1955 a pregnant Pat flourished. Her only child (except for her "son," Dusty the cat), Pamela, was born that summer. As it transpired, Pat had given birth to a lifelong best friend.
Then began the nomadic life. Two sea-sickened moves back and forth across the Atlantic. Two years in Montreal, Toronto for about 20 years, seven years in Calgary, where she happily worked as a proofreader (in French and English) for Carswell Legal Publications, and then back to Toronto. She retired in Kitchener, Ontario
I inherited Pat's sense of style, talent for design and love of writing. Together, we went to museums, galleries, ballet, theatre and films, and travelled to the Napa Valley in California and Halifax. During my years working in motorsports, Pat often accompanied me and became a mascot to drivers Franck Freon and Andrea Montermini, whom she adored.
On holiday in Quebec City, I noticed Pat drinking water, something she had always hated (unless frozen and chilling a shot of Scotch). She was diagnosed with diabetes.
After Don suffered a health breakdown, I moved my parents to my adopted hometown, Stratford, a place where Pat and I had enjoyed many theatrical performances and a place she had always wanted to live. And there, two years later, she would die.
Following a mild stroke in 1999, Pat's mind, in essence, left her. She was still the gracious and sweet gal she had always been, but gone was the vibrant intellect.
Pneumonia sent Pat to hospital in March and tests showed a lung tumour. Her dementia was profound by then: She believed that her parents and Dusty were in the room with her and she often did not recognize Don or me.
Then, something obstructed her throat and she was unable to eat. She tore out her intravenous line and, in accordance with her instructions, no attempts were made to force-feed her. She was taken off life support, administered drugs to keep her comfortable, and died nine days later, mere hours after I read to her Shakespearean sonnets and My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns.
Even now, she continues to prove her mettle: Pat donated her body to the University of Toronto department of anatomy and cell biology.
Pamela is Pat's daughter.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-28 published
COOPER, Patricia Margaret
Patricia was a special woman.
Born in 1948, she devoted her life to teaching, mentoring and coaching young people at St. Rose of Lima School and The American Schools of Jeddah and Singapore. A "supermom", she greatly inspired and influenced her daughters Katie, Maureen, Meghan and Kristine and her loving husband of 34 years, Doug. She showed integrity, humour, strength and love in everything she did, until the day of her passing on October 26, 2005, after a two year battle with ovarian cancer. She will be remembered with laughter and love everyday by her many Friends and family, especially her husband, four daughters, dog Missy, mother-in-law Agnes COOPER and brothers: Paul GRIFFIN and wife Sylvia, Bill GRIFFIN and wife Nancy, Mel GRIFFIN and brother-in-law Pat COOPER and wife Sue. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church - 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
Douglas SALMON, Surgeon (1923-2005)
As the first black person in Canada to head a surgical team at a large hospital, he came a long way from being a labourer in a Toronto construction yard
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, October 31, 2005, Page S11
Orphaned, poor and black in Toronto during the Depression, Doug SALMON held steadfastly to a dream. He was going to be a doctor.
Despite a society that did not support his ambition, that's exactly what he did. For 28 years, he performed surgery at Scarborough Centenary Hospital.
The first black surgeon in modern Canadian medical history, while at Centenary he became president of the hospital's medical staff and chief of general surgery, the first black person to do so. He was among the first doctors in Canada to perform gastric bypass surgery.
"He led an exemplary life as a husband, father and grandfather," said his wife, Beverly, a former Metro Toronto and North York councillor. "His patients absolutely loved him."
Born to Jamaican immigrants, he was the youngest of six children. His father, Robert, was a veteran of the Boer War in South Africa at the turn of the last century while his mother was a nurse with the Black Cross. A brainchild of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born champion of black nationalism, it was a local-community version of the Red Cross and may have provided young Doug's early inspiration to become a doctor.
After his parents died, he learned to light furnaces for a penny a piece and worked three paper routes to help provide for himself and his siblings, by then in the care of a widowed aunt. At high school, low expectations for his race saw him channelled into a technical program. Although he graduated at the top of his class, young Doug SALMON could not get a job.
All the while, he had been studying music. His piano teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music, impressed by the boy's intelligence and desire to learn, pulled strings and found him work at Dominion Bridge, then Canada's construction giant.
He started as outside yard boy. Because he was black, no one would eat lunch with him, except for the son of the company president. His new friend saw ability in the young man and told his father. As a result, Doug SALMON was promoted to inside messenger boy and at the same time attended evening classes at Jarvis Collegiate to obtain his senior matriculation.
Interestingly, he spent other nights in an entirely different role by fronting his own band. In the 1940s, Doug Salmon and his Orchestra provided music in dance halls all over the Toronto region.
Meanwhile, in his day job, he was beginning to put into practice some of the theory he was soaking up at Jarvis. One day, he saw staff gathered around a drawing, struggling to figure out an angle. Using his night-school knowledge, he solved the problem. Suddenly, others at Dominion Bridge saw talent in him, too. After some training, he was given a job as a draftsman with the company. Later, he worked briefly as a manager, and he no doubt sensed real possibilities of advancement, but decided, instead, to go back to school.
He enrolled at the University of Toronto and in 1951 obtained a degree in physiology and biochemistry. He was accepted into medical school, paying his way with help from a scholarship, work as a draftsman, and by landing gigs as Doug Salmon and his Orchestra. All the while maintaining marks that placed him in the upper third of his class. He graduated in 1955.
Well before entering medical school, in 1942, he participated in one of the first major protests against discrimination in Toronto. Because of their colour, one of his Friends, Roy JOHNSTON, and two out-of-town guests had been denied entry to the Palais Royale, a ballroom on the Toronto lakeshore, to hear the black jazz pianist Earl (Fatha) Hines.
At a time when black parents encouraged their children to remain passive in the face of discrimination, Mr. JOHNSTON formed a protest committee. Doug SALMON was among its leaders. Appearing before the police commission, the police chief and mayor Bob SAUNDERS, the committee requested a bylaw to end discrimination in time for an upcoming appearance at the Palais Royale by bandleader Duke Ellington. While the bylaw did not come about, Mr. Ellington appeared instead at the Royal York Hotel, where blacks were allowed.
In February of 1945, Doug SALMON was among those who protested the barring of a black teenager from a Toronto skating rink, joining a couple of hundred others outside the arena. The protest was led this time by Art BELL, who, as a member of a student administration committee at the University of Toronto, was then deeply involved in human rights. "It was a civil-rights protest that was civil," Mr. BELL said. "It wasn't one of those beat'em-up-and-break-the-windows type of protests. We just marched."
By all accounts, it worked. After two nights of picketing and a visit to the mayor, the group had its way. Mr. SAUNDERS dusted off a bylaw from the days of Upper Canada that said innkeepers must provide lodging and refreshment to any traveller who has the means to pay for the service. It was enacted the next day.
Along with Dr. SALMON, other committee members rose to prominence. Mr. JOHNSTON became a trustee of the Toronto Board of Education and Wilson BROOKS became one of Toronto's first black school principals.
In a twist of fate, through his sister, Dr. SALMON met his future wife, Beverly BELL, who also happened to both a nurse and Art BELL's cousin. After marrying in 1956, they moved to Detroit, where Dr. SALMON became a resident in general surgery.
Although offered a practice in Detroit, Dr. SALMON returned home where he and his wife started a family. In 1967, he landed a job at Scarborough Centenary as a member of the general surgical staff. He was the only black surgeon on staff, but not the first black surgeon in Canada. That distinction belonged to another Toronto doctor, Dr. Anderson Ruffin ABBOTT, a man who had graduated from the University of Toronto in 1861, served as a Union Army surgeon during the American Civil War and afterward returned home to be a resident surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, all at a time when anesthesia was in its infancy.
Over the years, Dr. SALMON put in long hours and gained a reputation as a highly skilled practitioner with a caring and compassionate bedside manner who had helped pioneer such techniques as bypass surgery for the morbidly obese. In time, the hospital made him chief of general surgery. As the first black person in the country to head the surgical team at a large hospital, and someone in whose hands lay the power of life and death, he had come a long way from the construction yard at Dominion Bridge.
Dr. SALMON worked at Centenary from 1967 until 1995, and then at the Rudd Clinic in Toronto. He retired in 1997.
He was awarded the Canadian Black Achievement Award for medicine in 1986 and 1994. In his honour, his family has established the Dr. John Douglas Graham Salmon Award for Black Medical Students.
John Douglas Graham SALMON was born on December 13, 1923. He died at home in Toronto on September 21 of vascular dementia. He was 81. One sister, his wife, Beverly, children, Doug Jr., Warren,
Heather and Leslie survive him. Four siblings and one grandchild predeceased him.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-21 published
Dusan POKORNY, Teacher, Diplomat And Writer (1919-2005)
Czech intellectual who served as his country's ambassador to India was blacklisted after Prague Spring of 1968 and came to Canada to teach for one year. He never went back
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, November 21, 2005, Page S11
He used his bulldog personality, love of writing, strong sense of justice and knowledge of philosophy and economics to change a system he believed could be better.
Among those in Czechoslovakia who worked for reform within the Communist regime that had ruled their country since 1948, Dusan POKORNY served as foreign editor of the weekly Literarni noviny, or literary gazette, prior to the Prague Spring of 1968.
"He was a very courageous man," said Antonin Liehm, a long-time friend of Mr. POKORNY's and a fellow editor at the gazette.
The term Prague Spring describes the period from March to August of 1968 when Alexander Dubcek served as the country's first secretary. During his term, Mr. Dubcek attempted to liberalize the country by introducing free speech and freedom of assembly to the nation, and reform its ailing economy, describing his vision for the country as "socialism with a human face."
The Prague Spring came as a culmination of growing restlessness and dissidence within the country, with the Literarni noviny one of the main agents of change. While it had an official circulation of 150,000, the copies were spread among far many more, and through Mr. POKORNY's efforts and those of others, brought new ideas to a cloistered country.
"After all these bad years, we knew we had to try and open the windows to the world, and to the European and the American and the world culture from which we had been isolated for 10 to 15 years," Mr. Liehm said.
To do so, literary gazette editors evaded official censorship by "using the language of the church," according to Mr. Liehm, with implication and innuendo.
In 1964, Mr. POKORNY left Prague and the gazette to join his newfound love, the Slovak writer Jaroslava Blazkova in Bratislava. While there, Mr. POKORNY earned his doctorate in philosophy from Comenius University in 1965 and taught until 1968.
The Prague Spring ended abruptly when tanks from Warsaw Pact countries invaded Czechoslovakia. One hundred people died and Mr. Dubcek and other reformers were held briefly in Moscow and then returned.
During the upheaval, Mr. POKORNY sought work in the West. He accepted a one-year contract with the University of Toronto in 1968, bringing his wife and two stepsons with him. He remained the rest of his life in Canada, teaching for almost 30 years at the University of Toronto in the department of economics and political science.
A shy, introverted man, he was passionate about his work. "He was well read," said Vassili Apostolopoulos, a former student. "During a five- to 10-minute conversation, he could refer to German philosophers, Mickey Mouse and composers -- all in the service of making a point."
During the '90s, Mr. POKORNY wrote and had published two volumes of what was intended to be a three-volume series, Efficiency and Justice in the Industrial World: The Uneasy Success of Postwar Europe and Efficiency and Justice: the Uneasy Success of Postwar Europe. He was unable to write the third volume about globalization and political ethics.
"He had the ability to integrate normative philosophy with an understanding of economics," said Professor Richard DAY, a long-time colleague of Mr. POKORNY at the U of T.
Always studious and a booklover, Mr. POKORNY once returned from an overseas trip with luggage 50 kilos overweight, arousing the interest of a customs official who found it difficult to believe the extra weight consisted of only books.
Born in Moravia, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, Mr. POKORNY was one of two children, whose father died when they were young. As a child, Mr. POKORNY taught himself English, becoming competent enough to win a countrywide competition in the language for school-aged children.
His English later helped him become ambassador to India. A passionate horseback rider, he took the opportunity to ride while there and fell from a spooked mount, injuring himself severely. He recovered well, except for his sense of smell, which he never regained.
The ambassadorship came at a time when Mr. POKORNY and many others found favour with the Czech government. This was not always the case. Intellectuals sometimes found themselves without jobs when their ideas proved unpopular to the government.
When blacklisted, Mr. POKORNY wrote anonymously for a press agency and eventually came to the Literarni noviny.
Dusan POKORNY was born in the region of Moravia, Czechoslovakia, on October 18, 1919. He died on July 11, 2005, at home in Guelph, Ontario He was 85. He leaves his wife Jaroslava and stepsons Andrew and Mark Stancek.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-23 published
BERLINGHOFF, Peggy
Passed away peacefully, on Monday, November 21st, 2005 at Sunrise of Unionville, where she received wonderful care for the last four years. Beloved wife of the late Stanley BERLINGHOFF. Loving and caring mother of Donald (Susan,) Joanna (Ronald COOPER) and Terri (David HILBORN.) Proud grandmother of Carly (Jeff,) Daniel and Melanie. Life long friend of Mary TEN EYCK. Survived by her sister Mary MARSHALL and brothers Behan and Joseph McLEOD. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham (four lights north of Hwy. 7) (905) 305-8508. Visitation on Thursday, November 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-07 published
Edna ROBINSON, Educator (1916-2005)
Ontario's first woman high-school principal also backed bids by her hometown of Hamilton to host the Commonwealth Games. Her father, after all, had started it all in 1930
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, December 7, 2005, Page S9
Aurora, Ontario -- When making presentations on behalf of Hamilton's bid for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Edna ROBINSON sometimes donned her father's jacket. Like its wearer, who had been Ontario's first woman high-school principal, the jacket was loaded with history. In 1930, M.M. ROBINSON had worn it when Hamilton hosted the first British Empire, now the Commonwealth, Games.
History commonly credits Mr. ROBINSON with getting the games started. As his only offspring, the Hamilton-born Miss ROBINSON proudly shared stories of her father's role, to Friends and family and as the bid committee's honorary patron. When the committee became discouraged, Miss ROBINSON would remind them that her father had brought about the Empire Games in only two years.
"She made believers out of us," said Cecelia CARTER- SMITH, a former Canadian Commonwealth athlete and member of the bid committee.
Said Emerson LAVENDER, a long-time friend: "She just loved that involvement. It rejuvenated her."
In 2003, New Delhi was awarded the bid. "Initially, I was stunned," Miss ROBINSON told Ms. CARTER- SMITH, also a columnist for the Hamilton Spectator. "I didn't cry though. I wasn't as emotional as I thought I'd be -- I was too mad."
Ted, as she was nicknamed by her dad in the absence of a son, was no stranger to athletic competitions.
She had fond memories not only of the first Empire Games, but of the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. As a 12-year-old, Miss ROBINSON had accompanied her father, the manager of the Canadian team, to the games. There, the Canadian athletes befriended her. Miss ROBINSON carried around a stuffed dog they'd signed and shopped with track star Fanny ROSENFELD, later a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
More often, she spoke of the Commonwealth Games. Years later, when a Welsh games historian visited Canada, Miss ROBINSON regaled him with stories of their beginnings: how athletes stayed at the family house and how she and her and her father, later the sports editor at the Spectator, travelled by sea to attend subsequent games.
But all this came second in Miss ROBINSON's mind to her own work in education. As well as treading on the ground her father broke, she broke ground of her own. In 1963, she became the first woman principal of a large, urban, composite school in Ontario. The school, Nelson High in Burlington, was one of the largest in the province.
Previously a teacher of French and German at Forest Hill Collegiate in Toronto, in 1957, she moved to the brand-new school in Burlington named for the British naval hero. There she headed its modern-languages department.
When staff met to decide on a school motto, Mr. LAVENDER, a history teacher, suggested a phrase from a Nelson biography: "Exact in thought and exalted in action." Seizing on it, Miss ROBINSON claimed the motto should be the phrase's reverse, "Exalted in thought and exact in action." The dictum was adopted.
"In a sense, it [the motto] personified her behaviour as a teacher, as a principal and all through her life," Mr. LAVENDER said. "She was a meticulous organizer and held very high expectations for the school."
In a time when women just did not become principals unless out of necessity in rural areas, it took a great deal of pressure from bureaucrats to allow Miss ROBINSON to take the then-requisite training program at Queen's University in Kingston. Afterward, she felt she had to be better than the men, according to Jane CLARK, wife of William CLARK, a cousin of Miss ROBINSON's. " Ted loved people. Didn't suffer fools, but really loved young people."
In a school still known for its excellence, Miss ROBINSON demanded strong academic, athletic and art programs.
"She believed extra-curricular activities had an important role to play," said Bryce LEGGATT, a teacher at Nelson when Miss ROBINSON was principal. "She saw them as a vehicle to enrich kids' lives and a place for them to hang their hats."
Many of the strong and talented teachers Miss ROBINSON had a knack for hiring went on to administrative roles. They became known as the "Nelson Mafia."
While principal, Miss ROBINSON asked the art teacher, Robert BATEMAN, to design a mural for the school's cafeteria. Now a famous wildlife artist known for his precise representations, he painted the mural in Cubist style and, along with Grade 9 students, painted a scene from the Battle of Trafalgar. Recently, he returned to touch it up with a later generation of Grade 9s.
Mr. BATEMAN had known Miss ROBINSON since he was a student in her French class at Forest Hill in 1949. There, she maintained a sweet demeanour and complete classroom control, he said.
Mr. BATEMAN didn't pass Grade 12 French with her and for a long time told the story of how Miss ROBINSON had failed him. Once while giving a speech, she said, "Robert BATEMAN is going around saying I failed him in French. In fact, he failed himself."
She did not fail her staff, however, and always supported them. When she was leaving the school to become an inspector of modern languages for southwestern Ontario, Mr. BATEMAN offered to paint her portrait. When board officials balked, Miss ROBINSON went to bat for him and won. The portrait still hangs at Nelson.
Mr. BATEMAN also credits Miss ROBINSON with being one of his first patrons. She purchased Maple Leaf Fence (Walker's Line) from his first show. It began his art career, and he left teaching in 1976 to pursue it.
After serving as an inspector, Miss ROBINSON ended her working life as a board superintendent. Upon retirement, she became a school trustee, leaving the post only to care for her aging parents.
Some suspect her parents were the reason she never married. Although she did have a beau, he was lost during the Second World War and no other man took his place. She'd met him in Germany before the war, while she was studying there for her doctorate in German literature. Fluent in the language, she attended a rally where Hitler spoke for hours. Much later, Miss ROBINSON told young family members, she was surprised to find herself captivated by his charisma in spite of her education, intelligence and worldliness.
Three years ago, she had a chance to see another leader and indulge her well-known sense of humour. In recognition of her hard work on Hamilton's bid for the 2010 games, Miss ROBINSON was invited to sit in a special section of Copps Coliseum during the Queen's jubilee visit. Making a day of it, she hired a limousine. Accompanied by Mr. LAVENDER's wife, Madeline, she posed for a photograph in the backseat. She's captured on film, waving like the queen.
Poised, polite and confident, Miss ROBINSON always wore knit suits, had her hair coiffed and her long, delicate fingers manicured. More than one male student and teacher had crushes on her.
"She had the ego of someone who has confidence resulting from setting a goal and achieving it," Mrs. Clark said.
Recently, Hamilton re-entered the Commonwealth Games ring, vying to hold them for Canada in 2014. Just before her death, Miss ROBINSON was made its honorary patron. Once again the opportunity rejuvenated her. She called the committee almost daily to check on the bid's progress and offer assistance.
While the success of Hamilton's bid will not be known until later this month, Miss ROBINSON remains its honorary patron.
Edna Margaret ROBINSON was born in Hamilton, Ontario on February 23, 1916. She died in Burlington, Ontario on November 14. She was 89.
She leaves Friends, cousins and a multitude of former students.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-13 published
SUTHERLAND, W. George (January 10, 1915-December 8, 2005)
It is with great sadness that the Sutherland family announces the peaceful passing of William George SUTHERLAND of natural causes at Summit Place, Owen Sound on Thursday, December 8th in his 91st year. George joins his beloved wife of 60 years Marion, who passed away January 19th, 2002.
A strong family man of proud Scottish heritage, George will be missed by his children Betty Lou LEMON and husband Walter, Marg HUNT and husband Ray, Willard and wife Ann, all of Toronto. A loving grandparent to Steven LEMON and his wife Lisa, Janis LEMON and her fiancé Glenn COOPER, Jennifer GIRDAUSKAS and her husband Kris, Mitch HUNT, Ben CARPER, Sam and Mark SUTHERLAND. Dear brother of Mabel TURNBULL (Sarnia) and Criss ROWE (deceased.) His love of family and community spirit will be missed by all.
The long-time owner and operator of Maple Dell Farms, a mixed farming operation on 6th line near Massie, George will be remembered for his many community involvements including leadership roles on the United Dairy and Poultry Co-operative, Gay-Lea Foods Co-operative, Holland Township Federation of Agriculture, Holland Township Junior Fair, Massie United Church, North Grey High School Board, Holland Township 4-H Club, Chatsworth Rotary Club and the Chatsworth Seniors Club among others. George was recognized for his contributions to the community when he received the Holland Heritage Award in 1997.
Friends and family are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Sunday between 2: 00 and 4: 00 p.m. where a funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Massie United Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
May you forever dwell in happiness with your beloved Marion

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-14 published
LAPP, Agnes " Nessie"
Peacefully at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2005, surrounded by her family. Nessie, beloved wife of her late husband Art. Loved mother of Anne and her husband Mel GRIMES and Bill. Dear grandmother of Mark, Eric and Christina. A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of Nessie will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600), 3: 00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2005. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Doctors BURN, LINDNER and KHAN and the nurses of Area 2C, especially Grace, for all their care and compassion. Special thanks also to Dr. Carol COOPER for her continual care and concern. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society in Nessie's memory, would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place LAPP on the subject line.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
COOPER, Joshua Raymond " Ray"
(Veteran Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force Squadron 608, served in Italy in World War 2) After an illness at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Sunday, January 2, 2005, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of nearly 57 years to Gladys (née SOUTHAN.) Loving Dad to Gwen and her husband Tim KELLY, and to Ian. Most loving Grandpa to Noah. A private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for Ray will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4156 Sheppard Ave. East (just east of Kennedy Rd.), Agincourt on Thursday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Fund, Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Special thank you to Dr. Alan ABRAMOVITCH, Dr. Larry GROSSMAN and Dr. David KIRSH and the nurses at 3B at Scarborough Grace Hospital for your care and compassion.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
COOPER, Geraldine Marilyn
At the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Geraldine Marilyn COOPER (née BENNETT) beloved wife to Vincent COOPER Sr. of Kilworthy. Beloved mother to Marilyn (Ian) MAXWELL of Gravenhurst, Vincent Jr. (Carol) COOPER of Beaverton and Steven (Joanne) COOPER of Yellowknife. N.W.T. Beloved sister to Thomas (Mary Ann) BENNETT of Toronto, Stephen (Pat) BENNETT of Whitby and Larry BENNETT of Toronto. Beloved grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 7. Geraldine is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Mickle Memorial Cemetery. In memory, donations to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
COOPER, Murray Douglas
Born in Temiskaming, Quebec, November 26, 1949. Died quietly under the gracious care of the sixth floor staff at the Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Toronto, January 13, 2005. He leaves behind his family, parents Suzanne and Victor COOPER in South Porcupine, Ontario and brother Keith in New Liskeard, as well as Friends and playmates all over the world.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
CORBETT, Margaret Elizabeth (née VINING)
Peacefully at Mackenzie Place Newmarket, Ontario in her 85th year, on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Colin CORBETT. Loving mother of Jane (Rob) BURT, Rick (Ellen) CORBETT and Phil (Tracey) CORBETT. Dear grandmother of Tammi (her fiancé Robie), Hayleigh and Avery. Sadly missed by her sister Daisy (Ken) COOPER. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Tuesday, January 18, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Service in the chapel Wednesday, January 19, 1 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
Murray COOPER lived 'to be a star'
Acted as female impersonator
He was also a nightclub owner
By Debra BLACK, Staff Reporter
It's rare that your first and only acquaintance with someone is when he is dying. But that's how I met Murray COOPER.
He was dying at Toronto's Grace Health Centre's palliative care unit. And I was there to write a story about dying. And yet when I think about COOPER, I don't think so much of his weak and fragile body, but more about his spirit and exuberance for living.
I will always have this image of COOPER strutting down the halls of the palliative care unit on the sixth floor getting ready for his 55th birthday party. It was a Friday night late last year. On another occasion, he might have been holding court at a club. But on this night, his Friends were coming to celebrate at the hospital and balloons hung from the ceiling of the lounge. He wore a blue embroidered caftan and woolly socks, and he refused to use his walker.
"Darling," he said as I approached him on the night of his party. "You look fabulous."
"So do you," I said.
COOPER was a truly unusual man: a well-known Toronto stylist, a female impersonator and a nightclub owner. He died last Thursday at the palliative care unit at Toronto's Grace Health Centre.
Everything about him was larger than life. "I always wanted to be a star," he said when interviewed late last year.
For the past two weeks, he hovered close to death as the ravages of liver disease, hepatitis C and diabetes continued to take their toll, said friend, singer and actress Dinah CHRISTIE.
One night, he turned blue, had only a weak pulse and was hardly breathing. Staff at the Grace thought it was the beginning of the end. They called CHRISTIE. She came immediately and watched over him, held his hand and spent the night and the morning serenading him with a little song she had written him to help ease the pain.
Then she switched gears and sang every Judy Garland song she had ever known, including "Meet Me In St. Louis."
The music revived COOPER. He suddenly sat up and began talking to CHRISTIE and another friend. He lived miraculously for another week, CHRISTIE said in an interview Sunday as she packed up his apartment.
When he finally died last Thursday, he lay wrapped in a blue-green pashmina and was surrounded by pictures of angels. The staff at the Grace sat with him until he took his last breath.
He had hoped to winter one more time in his former home of Eleuthera in the Bahamas but had come to grips with the fact he was dying.
"The grand thing is I have no regrets," he said when interviewed about his impending death. "I have cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes and hepatitis C. Any one of those could kill me. Now it's finally caught up to me and I've resigned myself to it. You can't really fight it. You can medicate it. You can slow it down. You can just be very nice to it. But that's about it."
For CHRISTIE, life without her friend won't be the same.
She recalls one of her favourite moments with him back in the mid-1980s. They were in Calgary shopping. Some of the locals were shocked by COOPER's attire. He was dressed in an off-white muumuu and had short dyed blond hair with rhinestone blue studded eyeglasses. As CHRISTIE retells it: two very tall cowboys walked by and looked COOPER up and down. CHRISTIE expected a scene. But instead the cowboys broke out into a fit of giggles, obviously enjoying COOPER's flamboyant clothing.
"They let go of their façade and I could see two very gay cowboys," said CHRISTIE. "I loved that."
Another favourite memory of hers involves another shopping trip, this time on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. COOPER was mistaken for Elton John, CHRISTIE said. A flock of very chic kids came up to him and asked for his autograph. Later, when CHRISTIE asked him what he'd written, he told her he'd signed his name as Amelia Earhart. It was perfect Murray, she said. Perfect.
COOPER leaves behind his elderly parents, his brother and his devoted dog, which has been adopted by one of the Grace staff.
No service is to be held. But COOPER was cremated and his ashes will be spread in Eleuthera at the end of January.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
BROWN, Albert " George" 1919-2005
World War 2 Veteran/Royal Canadian Air Force. Ormstown, Quebec. Predeceased by his wife Joan Millicent (COOPER). Loving father of Dale (Jack,) Danby and Richard (Suzanne) BROWN. " Boppa" will be sadly missed by his five grandchildren Cyndy, Heidi, Jeffrey, Stephanie, Jonathan and by his nine great-grandchildren Tia, Brittany, Christopher, Matthew, Jenna, Tamara, Shawn, Zachary and Alexandra. Predeceased by his siblings Eva and Mickey and survived by Ester, Anne and Gordon. A man of vision on good deeds, George passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2005. Much heartfelt thanks go out to the nurses and staff of the Centre d'Accueil Ormstown for their devoted care and loving attention. Memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Red Cross."We make a living by what we earn. We make a life by what we give. "He nothing common did, or mean, upon that memorable scene." Winston Churchill Arrangements entrusted to Kelly G.S. Funeral Home, Huntingdon, Québec.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
HENDERSON, Bruce Mackenzie
Passed away suddenly at his home in Gravenhurst on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Bruce was the beloved husband of 59 years of Jean HENDERSON (née COOPER.) Beloved father of Anne KING (Daniel) of Ajax, Karen BENSON of Gravenhurst, Debra HENDERSON (Alan WILDEMAN) of Guelph and Jill BODDY (Edward) of Pickering. Bruce loved and will be missed by his many grandchildren Krista STROUD (Cliff,) Stacey KING (Scott PIPER,) Jessica and Cara KING, Nicole and James BENSON, Cynthia, Cheryl and Blake BODDY, and by his great-grandchildren Spencer and Justine Stroud. At the request at Mr. HENDERSON, direct cremation has taken place. In memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst (705-687-3242).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
BONSER, Bernard A.
(Retired Chief - Toronto Fire Department) Passed away peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, on January 26, 2005. Ben will be sorely missed by his wife and best friend of 57 years, Helen BONSER (née VENICK.) Ben is survived by his son Bryan BONSER (Darlene,) daughters Barbara PRESTON (John,) and Deborah BONSER (Harvey COOPER,) grandchildren Heather, Michael, Gregory, Lisa, David, Ian, Max and Eve, great-grandchildren Caleb and Erica, his sister Marg SMITH (Bob.) Ben served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1941 to 1945. He joined the Toronto Fire Department in 1946 and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief in 1977 until his retirement in 1988. He dedicated his life to the Toronto Fire Department, and was a leading advocate of the Canadian Fire Service at the national and international levels. In 1985, he was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition of his many contributions to his community. The family will receive Friends at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090), on Monday, January 31, 2005 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church (Randall Drive), Pickering Village, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Toronto Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Ave., on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint John's Ambulance or the Good Neighbours Club would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-30 published
BONSER, Bernard A.
(Retired Chief - Toronto Fire Department)
Passed away peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, on January 26, 2005. Ben will be sorely missed by his wife and best friend of 57 years, Helen BONSER (née VENICK.) Ben is survived by his son Bryan BONSER (Darlene,) daughters Barbara PRESTON (John,) and Deborah BONSER (Harvey COOPER,) grandchildren Heather, Michael, Gregory, Lisa, David, Ian, Max and Eve, great-grandchildren Caleb and Erica, his sister Marg SMITH (Bob.) Ben served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1941 to 1945. He joined the Toronto Fire Department in 1946 and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief in 1977 until his retirement in 1988. He dedicated his life to the Toronto Fire Department, and was a leading advocate of the Canadian Fire Service at the national and international levels. In 1985, he was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition of his many contributions to his community. The family will receive Friends at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090), on Monday, January 31, 2005 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church (Randall Drive), Pickering Village, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Toronto Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Ave., on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint John Ambulance or the Good Neighbours Club, 170 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2B7 would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
LUSH, Margaret R. " Peg" (née WHELER)
February 27, 1918 - January 30, 2005
Peg LUSH of Toronto and Jackson's Point passed away peacefully at home in the care and presence of her family. She will be missed by her daughter Susan SURETTE (Richard) of Brigham, Québec, sons James (Rev. Elaine) of Toronto and Stuart (Kathleen COOPER) of Lindsay and brother Wing Com. (Hon.) Thomas R. WHELER (Retd.) of West Hill. Predeceased by her sister Elizabeth (Bet) SAUNDERS. She also leaves grandchildren Soleil (Patrick GRIFFITHS,) Amun, Akycha, Sarah, Kate, Jocelyn and Merryn. An idealist and realist, Peg will long be remembered throughout the Greater Toronto Area as a tireless advocate of social and environmental issues. At the time of her death she was a current member of the Toronto Safe Sewage Committee and the Toronto Pedestrian Committee. Cremation has taken place and a spring interment is planned in the family plot of Briar Hill Cemetery in Sutton, Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. in the main rotunda of Toronto City Hall. Memorial donations in Peg's honour should be directed to Medecins Sans Frontieres, 720 Spadina Ave., Suite 402, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9, 416-964-0619, www.msf.ca. Many thanks to the Hospice Palliative Care Network and the Toronto C.C.A.C.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
BADER, Morris Philip
On Monday, January 31, 2005 at The Scarborough Hospital - Grace Division. Morris BADER, beloved husband of the late Sue BADER (née COHEN.) Devoted partner of Jean COOPER. Loving father and father-in-law of Judi and William DRAIMIN, and Marvin and the late Nancy BADER (née LAND.) Beloved grandfather of Lisa and Brad KALK, and Robbyn DRAIMIN. Loving great-grandfather of Jordan Daniel, Samantha Paige, and Joshua Aaron KALK. Dedicated brother and brother-in-law of Arnold, Ethel LAMSTER, Saundra and Henry SHERMAN, and the late Ruth and Louis GOLDMAN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (2 lights west of Dutferin) for service on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Stopnitzer Young Mens section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 67 Mossgrove Trail. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 416-486-2500, or The Scarborough Hospital - Grace Division for Palliative Care Unit, 416-495-2505.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
BROWNLEE, Helen Alberta (née COOPER)
Peacefully in her sleep at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, in her 92nd year. Helen BROWNLEE (née COOPER,) beloved wife of the late Stuart Dunbar BROWNLEE. Dear mother of Joan and Lynne ZUPKA (Ronald.) Loving grandmother of Craig MARKOU (Nadine,) Jilliane HEALEY (Patrick,) Robyn and Krista ZUPKA. Dear great-grandmother of John Cooper MARKOU. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South (Mississauga Road, south of 401), Streetsville on Friday, February 4, 2005 from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
O'CONNOR, Lorna G.
Peacefully at Unionvilla, on Friday, February 4, 2005, in her 87th year. Lorna, beloved wife of the late Earl "Lefty". Loving mother of Maureen and her husband Al CARLSON, Colleen HARVIE, Michael and his wife Valerie, and Mary Ellen and her husband Len DOUCETTE. Dear Nanny of Jennifer, Carolyn, Shaun, Steven, Trevor and Michael, and great-grandmother of 4. Much loved sister of Louise BOHNERT, Marie and Oliver McKEAG, and the late Helen HUNTER, Grace COOPER, Marion OWEN, Doreen MARSHALL, and sister-in-law of George R. (Bud) and Peggy, Paul and Margaret, Patricia and the late Lorraine SIMMS. Lovingly remembered by Cathy, and her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 10: 30 a.m. in the Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Hwy. 7, Markham. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Unionville Home Society would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
GATES, Phyllis Irene (née COOPER)
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our dear mother on Friday, February 11, 2005 at the age of sixty-seven years. Beloved wife of Oakley for 48 years. She will be greatly missed by her sons Kraig, Kelly, and partner Sherri, and her daughter Shawna and husband Skid. She was predeceased by her much loved daughter Nancy. Proud Nana to Ryan, Krystyna, Kyle, Conner, and William. Sister to Helen DAY, Betty PARK, and Reggie COOPER. Predeceased by Jean WEAVER (Dickie), Jack COOPER, Ronnie COOPER, and Mike COOPER. In accordance with her wishes, a simple service for family and close Friends will be held on Thursday, February 17 at 7: 30 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580). Mom, say hi to Nan from all of us.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
NEWTON, Laura
Peacefully, at Southlake Residental Village, Newmarket on Thursday, February 17, 2005. Beloved wife of Walter. Sadly missed by her step-children Gwen (Gord), Larry (Kathy), Ron (Daria), Jack (Mary) and Ken (Trudy). Dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Kay POLLOCK and Irene COOPER. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
FORREST, John
(Radio Communication Officer with the Merchant Marine - H.M.C.S. Haida; Retired Federal Government Fire Department Training Instructor for Indian Affairs; Ham Radio Operator VA_THREE_XJF; Retired Town of Caledon Fire Department Volunteer)
At Toronto General Hospital, on Monday, February 21, 2005, John FORREST, Bolton , in his 76th year, beloved husband of Joyce NELSON and the late Orma GEDDES. Dear father of Wendy and Dominique GUAY, Bagottville, Quebec; Carole and David COOPER, Orillia Nancy FORREST and David WRIGHT, Brampton. Loving grandfather of Kenny, Heather and Cindy. Private family service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S., Bolton (905-857-2213). Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
McLARNON, (COOPER) Edith May (née HOLDEN)
Passed away peacefully, on February 21, 2005, in her 90th year, after a lengthy illness. Dear mother of Pat BAKER and Dennis, Marlene RIZZUTI and Salvatore, and the late Wendy McBRIDE. Caring grandmother of Randy, Jodie, Dawn, Danielle, Jason, Christopher, and Jessica. Loving great-grandmother of Kyle, Carley, Spencer, Elliot, Hailey, and Dylan. Visitation will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto, (416-441-1580) on Wednesday, February 23rd, from 5 to 9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, February 24th. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Chester Village Building Fund would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff of Chester Village for their compassionate care.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
HUBBARD, John Bevis
Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at the Scarborough General Hospital, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Peggy. Loving father of Kevin, Douglas and Patric. Dear grandfather of Alexandra and Eric. Survived by his brother Keith HUBBARD and recently predeceased by his sister Joyce COOPER, both of England. A Veteran of World War 2 in the Somerset Light Infantry, he will be sadly missed by many. Private service and cremation has taken place.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
REDDINGS, Clara Margaret (GRIFFIN)
Southlake Village, Newmarket on Saturday, March 5, 2005. Clara (GRIFFIN) REDDINGS was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Herbert REDDINGS of Pefferlaw. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sheila (Barrie) SMITH, late John (Mary,) late Marie (Bill) WEATHERALL, Carol (Gordon) COOPER, Frank (Barb), Terry (Deborah) and Tony (Laura). Grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Sister of Fred (Ruby) GRIFFIN, Celia (Rae) COWLING and Vera WOTTEN. The family will receive Friends at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the A.L.S. Society in memory of her son John.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
SHAW, Robert James
Passed away at The Village of Sandalwood Park, Brampton, on Saturday, March 5, 2005, Robert J. SHAW, Tullamore, in his 93rd year, beloved husband of the late Ruth A. WRAY. Loving father of Jeannette and Lloyd MASON, Helen and John DEVINS, Sylvia and Bill JACKSON, Roberta and Clair MURRAY. Cherished grandfather of Shawn and Bryan MASON, Margaret and Andrew RAHN, Steven and Linde DEVINS, Heather and Matt GOODSON, Vicky and April JACKSON, Isaac and Jacob MURRAY. Dear great-grandfather of Mackenzie and Owen RAHN, Emma DEVINS and Emily GOODSON. Dear brother of Dorothy and Bill CRAIG, Marion SHAW, Margaret and Bernard COOPER and predeceased by Edith, Bruce, John, Eleanor SHAW, Mabel and Clure CATION and Marjorie WILSON. Dear brother-in-law of Betty SHAW, Anne SHAW and Jack WILSON. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Tuesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 9 at 2 o'clock. Interment family plot Salem Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Salem United Church, c/o John DEVINS, 5728 Old School Road, R.R.#5, Caledon East L0N 1E0 or the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
REDDINGS, Clara Margaret (GRIFFIN)
Southlake Village, Newmarket on Saturday, March 5, 2005. Clara (GRIFFIN) REDDINGS was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Herbert REDDINGS of Pefferlaw. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sheila (Barrie) SMITH, late John (Mary,) late Marie (Bill) WEATHERALL, Carol (Gordon) COOPER, Frank (Barb), Terry (Deborah) and Tony (Laura). Grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Sister of Fred (Ruby) GRIFFIN, Celia (Rae) COWLING, Vera WOTTEN, Ruby SMITH and the late Verna SAMIS. The family will receive Friends at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the A.L.S. Society in memory of her son John.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-10 published
YOUNG, Wilmore
Our country is diminished by the loss of another of her World War 2 Veterans. Wilmore YOUNG served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force for four years. He passed away quietly at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton, in is 90th year, leaving his wife of 60 years, Winnie (née PORTER.) He is survived by daughter Judy of Brampton, and son Bob and his wife Bertha of Newfoundland, and son David and his wife Nadeen of Rockwood. Proud grandfather of Sherry (André), Jason (Trina), Becky (Sheldon) of Newfoundland, Cory (Jaime) of Guelph, and Lyndi of Rockwood, and great-grandfather of Avery and Reese of Guelph. Predeceased by brothers Norman, Harry, and Clure and sisters Marjorie, Elva, and Ethel. The Service will be held at Huttonville United Church (2051 Embleton Rd., Huttonville) on Friday, March 11th, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Cindy COOPER, celebrant. Cremation. There will be refreshments served in the Sunday School, where the family will meet with their Friends. Please join us. He was a gentle man, and always a gentleman. See you in the morning. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 905-451-1100. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-20 published
COLLIS, Anne
On Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Sunnybrook Hospital, in her 86th year. Anne, beloved wife of the late Samuel COLLIS. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Penny Mogil BAUM and Bernie BAUM, and Cary COLLIS and Ann KALMIN. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey MOGIL and Elizabeth COOPER, Adam and Leda MOGIL, and Jonathan MOGIL and Jill KASNER, Lauren and Jeremy. Beloved great-grandmother of Joshua David ("J.D."), Jacob, Sophia, Daniel, Andrew and Austin. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley KREM and the late Jack KREM. Will be sadly missed by Murray COLLIS, Tillie COLLIS and Eva ENNIS. For time and place, call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel (416-663-9060). Interment, Adath Israel section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 4 Quail Valley Drive. If desired, donations may be made to the Anne COLLIS Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation (416-780-0324).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
COOPER, Russell William
Passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Dear son of Doris and the late Ronald. Survived by his brother Larry COOPER. Lovingly remembered by his relatives and Friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation. Russell will be missed by all.

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

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
CUNNINGHAM, John Douglas " Doug"
The family sadly regrets the passing of Doug in Guelph on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Marie (SPROULE) CUNNINGHAM (2004), cherished father of Mary Ellen (Guelph), Nancy Marie and her husband, Paul BROPHY (Burlington.) Proud grandfather of Kendra Marie. Loved brother of Catherine GALLOWAY of Hamilton. Sadly missed by his nephew, John GALLOWAY (Carmen) and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Dear brother-in-law of William SPROULE (Audrey) and Robert COOPER. Predeceased by his dear parents, Ruby (1974) and Jack (1962). Doug's distinguished career as Professor of Microbiology at the University of Guelph (Ontario Agricultural College) spanned 42 years and included many other vital contributions to the University community. His primary focus was his dedication to his students - undergraduate, cooperative and graduate programs. Doug dedicated twelve years of service (1979-1991) to the Board of Commissioners, Guelph General Hospital including two years as Chairman, during the pivotal period of defining the city's health care requirements. Doug was a life long member of Norfolk Street United Church. Over the years, Doug and Marie were actively involved in various capacities within the church community. Doug had also been involved with the Wellington Men's Club. His community involvement included a dedication to the Masonic Order; he was a Past Master of Waverly Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 361 G.R.C., a life member of A.A.S.R. Royal City Lodge of Perfection, Guelph Chapter Rose Croix and Moore Sovereign Consistory, honorary member of Supreme Council 33rd degree. Masonic service will be held on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. The family is deeply indebted to Dr. Marcel DORE for his skill, wisdom, compassion and deep dedication. Our sincere thanks also to the exceptional nurses who cared for our dear father. We also want to express our heartfelt appreciation to Eleanor, Bill and Jerry, our three "angels" from Hospice Wellington. Doug was a gentle man whose compassion for others extended beyond his family and whose strong sense of principle directed everything in his life. He will be greatly missed by his adoring family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday). Funeral service will be held at Norfolk Street United Church, Norfolk and Cork Streets, Guelph on Saturday, April 9 at 10: 30 a.m. Private interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Norfolk Street United Church, Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, J.D. Cunningham Industrial Microbiology Scholarship (Ontario Agricultural College), University of Guelph or Hospice Wellington would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
POLAN, Sara Rebecca
On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Shalom Village, Hamilton. Sara POLAN, beloved wife of the late David POLAN and Benjamin SOSSIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine COOPER and the late Jerome S. COOPER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Eve GORDON of Kitchener, Ontario, Chana GORDON of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the late Joseph and Eve GORDON, and Matthew GORDON. Devoted grandmother of David COOPER and Aliza BERGER, Ruth and BenTzion GREIPER, Carol and Ya'cov GITSTEIN, Elizabeth COOPER and Jeffrey MOGIL, and great-grandmother of eleven. Sara will be missed by the families of Murray and Betty MINDEN of Toronto, and David and Esther LEVY of Hamilton. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva, Elaine COOPER, 2500 Bathurst St. No. 707 and Jack GORDON, 175 Queen St. N. No. 1802, Kitchener, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sara Sossin POLAN Memorial Fund c/o Shalom Village, Hamilton (905) 529-1613.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
VELLA, John Lawrence
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14th, 2005, at age 73, at the William Osler Health Centre (Georgetown), with his family by his side. Beloved husband to Marie for 52 years. Loving father of Anne Marie and Peter GRAY/GREY, Steve and Gail VELLA, and Joanne and Doug COOPER. Proud Grampa to Christine, Stephanie, James, Andrew, Michael and Jacquie. Much loved by his brother Joe and sisters Rita, Josie, his twin Martha, Stella, Marie and the late Theresa. John will be fondly remembered by Anne and John ADAM/ADAMS and Jim and Edie SAMMUT, as well as his many nieces, nephews and Friends. Sincere thanks to the staff at Georgetown Hospital. Family and Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held on Sunday at 8: 30 p.m. in the Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church (224 Maple Ave., Georgetown) on Monday, April 18th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation. In memory contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
WILKINSON, Margaret Ann (née WORRALL)
On Saturday, April 16, 2005, the world became a sadder place when our dear Mom, Margaret, in her 93rd year, slipped away. Margaret was born in Runcorn, Cheshire, England and came to Canada in 1952 with her husband Tom and her two daughters Carole and Janet. Predeceased by her parents Bessie and Joseph WORRALL of Runcorn, Cheshire, England; brother Peter WORRALL of Toronto Joseph WORRALL and sister Louise BELGIUM of Kalamazoo, Michigan Doris STANLEY of London, England; Molly CLANCY and Elsie COOPER of Runcorn. Her sister Olga TONKS lives in Warrington, England. She will always be remembered by her grandchildren Derek Lawrence, Natalie and John SYDORUK of Toronto, her many nieces and nephews and her Friends Joyce, Monica, Bridget, Pansy and Marg DUBEAU. Her ashes will be returned to England by her daughters Carole GRANT and Janet SYDORUK as it was her wish. Rest in peace dear Mom, enjoy your afternoon tea with the angels, you will be missed terribly. A service of remembrance will be held at Morningside High-Park Presbyterian Church (corners of Ellis and Kennedy Ave. - Runnymede Subway stop), 4 Morningside Ave. on Saturday, May 7th at 1 p.m. with a luncheon to follow.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-01 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Hilda " Hillary"
Suddenly, at home, on Thursday, April 28, 2005. Hillary is survived by her sisters Florence COOPER, Bessie EDMONDS and husband Gordon, and Michelle WARE and friend Domenic FSADMI, nieces, nephews and many Friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, with visitation one hour prior to Service. Ifdesired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
KENNEDY, Marianne Frances (née COOPER)
Peacefully at home on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Kennedy. Loving mother to Jane (Tom), Mary (Lawrie), John (Gail), Patrick (Patricia) and Joseph (Karen). Cherished grandmother to Kathleen, Danny, David, Michael, Cindy, Robert and Paul. The family is forever grateful to Urbana, Susan and Shirley and others from Community Care Access Centre and their supporting agencies for their kind and gentle homecare. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Wednesday, May 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Rd., (north of Eglinton Ave.) on Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, a donation made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to marianne.kennedy@wardfh.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
COOPER, Richard Arthur " Rick"
Peacefully on April 30th, 2005, in his 77th year, beloved husband to Audrey for 50 years. Loving father of Doug and his wife Barbara and their daughters Rachel and Lauren. Also father to Jenny and her husband Chris and their two sons Alex and David. Memorial Service to be held at Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham, Ontario Saturday, May 7th at 1: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Dixon-Garland Funeral Home.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
COOPER, Sydney J. " Buster"
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of Audrey COOPER of Keswick. Predeceased by 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Buster will be sadly missed by his many Friends and relatives. At his request there will be no visitation or service. Interment Queensville Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway South, Keswick 1-888-884-4486.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
COOPER, Florence Isabel " Sally"
Peacefully in her sleep at Central Park Lodge in Thorncliffe Park on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in her 97th year. A long time resident of Leaside, she will now join her beloved mother and father, Isabel and Joseph COOPER, at the family plot in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Following Sally's wishes, she will be cremated with a private family service to follow. May she rest in peace. Arrangements entrusted to Humphrey Funeral Home, 416-487-4523.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
MOORE, John R.
(Member Grenville Masonic Lodge no. 629). Passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 19, 2005. John, beloved husband of the late Molly (née McMILLAN.) Dear brother of James (Mamie) and Robert (Janet). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Scotland and Canada. John was for many years the beloved companion of Ethel BRANNIGAN and he will be greatly missed by her and all of her family. John will be dearly missed by all who knew him including his very dear Friends Ann and David COOPER and Hazel and Frank McPHAIL. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. followed by cremation.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
BURNS, Robert (1942-2005)
Suddenly, on May 14, 2005. Survived by Heather COOPER and daughter Sara; and by Ellen ANDERSON and son Gabe. Robert's Friends will miss his creativity, his friendliness, and his good heart. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at St. James Cathedral. Reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Creative Spirit Art Centre, an art centre for people with disabilities.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
WARD, Betty (née Elizabeth JACKSON)
Of Kanata. Peacefully on Sunday May 23, 2005 at the age of 85, soon after arrival at the cottage on Kahshe Lake, Muskoka for the season. She was the devoted and cherished wife of nearly 62 years to Walter C. WARD, beloved mother of Brian (Fran) of Ottawa, Robert (Susan) of Pakenham and delighted and much loved grandmother of Eric (Robin AMBROSE,) Michelle (Sean WALTER,) Ryan (Alexandra GLOVER,) Katherine and the late Sean WARD, and great-grandmother to Martin AMBROSE- WARD and Nicole WALTER. She was predeceased by her brother Robert JACKSON and parents Robert and Ethel JACKSON. Also left to mourn her are her brothers Dean (Ruth) JACKSON of Sandford, and Reverend Douglas (Mary) JACKSON of Rutherglen and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and dear Friends in Kanata and Housey's Rapids. Special thanks to Lois PARKE and Reverend Sterling COOPER and his wife Cheryl. Betty did everything well and was our inspiration. She will be remembered especially for her devotion to her family and her generous spirit. Memorial gifts in Betty's memory may be made to the Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church, R.R.3, Housey's Rapids, Gravenhurst, Ontario, P1P 1R3. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church at 1: 30 p.m. in Housey's Rapids, at the intersection of Muskoka Road 6 and the Barkway Road, with a reception following at the cottage on Kahshe Lake. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge for their excellent care and thoughtfulness.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
KINSELLa, Margaret (née CURRIE)
Peacefully in her 83rd year on Sunday, May 29th, 2005. Margaret, beloved mother of Elaine. Mrs. K. will be lovingly remembered by Jane, Cindy, Kathy, Mary Louise and others. Life long best friend of Evelyn NEYMAN (Karen and Jessica) and Dorothy COOPER. She will be remembered by Gisele and her Friends at Main Square. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass in St. Dunstan's Church (Danforth Ave., east of Victoria Park) on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. 'Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.'

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-01 published
GRANGER, David Alexander
At home on Saturday, May 28th, 2005. David is survived by his mother, Mary COOPER and his brothers, Bruce and Don. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton) on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 11 a.m.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
MacDONALD, Elizabeth Carolyn " Bettea"
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in her 63rd year. Dearly loved wife of James (Jim) MacDONALD of Keswick. Loving mother of Stephen (Marsha) MacDONALD of Sutton. Predeceased by her two sons Stuart and Paul. Cherished grandmother of Ashley and Sarah. Loving sister of Bill (Kathy) MILLS of Blenheim, Allan (Georgina) MILLS of Mississauga, Jean COOPER, Maggie (Ron) BLACKBURN, all of Keswick. Bettea will be greatly missed by many relatives, Friends and her co-workers at Remax Keswick. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Egypt Community Hall (Park Rd. and Smith Blvd.) on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick, 1-888-884-4486.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
PORTER, Alma Annie
At the Willows Estate Nursing Home, Aurora, on Saturday, June 25, 2005 in her 88th year. Alma, beloved wife of the late William PORTER and loving aunt of Raymond, James and Joan COOPER. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-30 published
COOPER, Edith Joyce (née ROGERSON)
Peacefully at the Specialty Care Nursing Home, Streetsville, on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 in her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of Fred R. (Bud) COOPER for 65 years. Beloved mother of Marcia (Grey) and daughter-in-law Jane. Grandmother of Patrick, Kevin, Grey Jr., and Vanessa. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville, on Friday, July 1st, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen St. South, Streetsville on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Streetsville Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, if you wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-30 published
COOPER, Evelyn
Passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman COOPER, O.B.E. Dear mother of Norma, Ed (Teresa) and Michael. Loving grandmother of Norman (Gina), Deanna (John), Alan (Michelle), Paul (Marcy), and great-grandmother of Cody, Kiara, Elizabeth, Kristina and Georgia. Funeral service will be held at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Cremation. Forthose who wish, donations may be made to the St. Joseph's Health Centre.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
COOPER, Gene J.M.E.
It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Gene, at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Site, on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 in his 79th year. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Henrietta, and sister Audrey. Beloved brother of Joan (Steve) SUMKA of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Hollins (Warna) COOPER of Kleinburg. Gene will be fondly remembered by his extended family and Friends. Friends will be received at the "Woodbridqe Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) on Sunday, July 3, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. As per Gene's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation Glendale Memorial Gardens. Should you desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
MAIR, Jennifer Lindsay
After a prolonged illness, Jennifer, 36, of Markham, died on June 26, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She is lovingly remembered by her parents John and Janet MAIR of Markham, brother and sister-in-law Jamie MAIR and Tasha COOPER of Middleton, Massachusetts, and her niece and nephew Emma MAIR and Jake MAIR also of Middleton, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, 103-10211 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 3B3, 905-508-1506. Memorial Service scheduled for Saturday, August 27 at 11 a.m. at Dixon Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N., Markham, 905-294-2030.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
UNGER, Albert " Bert"
Survived by dear friend and companion Alice, children Julie, Leanne and Marty, siblings Hilda, Edna, Eric, Walter, grandchildren Karri-Lynn, Christopher, Russell, Alana and 1 great-grandchild Cassandra. Predeceased by beloved wife Mary-Ann, brother Bill and sister Hertha. Will be missed by extended family and Friends, and especially Gary COOPER. Visitors are invited to Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road), 416-281-6800, for Memorial Visitation on Sunday, July 17th from 2: 00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3: 00 p.m.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
CROTHERS, Elizabeth Anne, B.A.
Happily retired teacher. Died at St. Michael's Hospital on Saturday, July 30, 2005. Cherished wife and friend of Thomas Ian (Tom) for 45 years. She will be missed by her aunt, Mary COOPER of London, Ontario, sister-in-law, Margaret HOUSTON, brother-in-law Robert (Joan), Friends and neighbours. Special thanks to Dr. Rashida HAQ and her caring staff on Q2. At Liz's request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place followed by interment at Prospect Cemetery. Visitation with Tom and family will take place at the Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000, on Sunday, August 7, 2005 between 1: 00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. In remembrance of Liz, donations may be made to The Oncology Research Foundation, c/o Dr. Rashida Haq, 30 Bond Street, Suite 2046, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8 or to The Council of Canadians, 700-170 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V5.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
HAYWOOD, Rose Lucille
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Rose HAYWOOD on August 18, 2005 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital. She died peacefully in her sleep with her family at her side. Rose is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Bob. She leaves her six children Jo-Anne (Murray), Carolyne, Danny (Jayne), Cathie (George), Glen (Stacey) and Lori (Bill), and her 13 grandchildren, Justin, Danielle, Sean, Brandon, Jayden, Coleton, Kelsey, Cayleigh, Kasia, Marlee, Corson, Ellyn and Jordin. Much loved sister of Teresa and Priscilla, sister-in-law of Florence RITCHIE, Norma COOPER, Doreen HARRISON and Bob WEIR, and predeceased by brother Charlie and sisters Marge and Mary. She will be forever missed by family and Friends, who will always remember her for her warmth, love and welcoming way with all she met. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 22 at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., (just east of St. Clair Ave. East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 23 at 11 a.m. in the chapel.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-24 published
RUSS, Reverend Kenneth Harvey
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Ken RUSS of Southampton, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Reverend Eleanor RUSS (née McDOUGALL,) Southampton. Dear father of Bill, Hamilton, Carlene (Leo ALBERT,) LaPrairie, Quebec and Christina (Don COOPER,) Brantford. Loving grandfather of Matthew RUSS and Evan ALBERT. Also survived by his brother David, Brantford, by his sisters-in-law Violet (Orval ANDERSON,) New Dublin and Reverend Beverly (Reverend Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) Simcoe. Sadly missed by his aunt, Mary Lou RUSS, by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Fondly remembered, by the members of the Southampton Legion Branch 155, the Southampton Rotary Club, the Probus Club and by the many people he has touched through his Ministry. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Edna RUSS and by his brother Jim. Following Ken's graduation from Waterloo Lutheran University and Emmanuel College, Toronto, he was Ordained by Hamilton Conference, United Church of Canada, in 1964. Reverend Ken Ministered in United Churches in Carrot River, Arborfield and Jordan River, Saskatchewan, and in Ontario, at Jordan Station, Zion, Hamilton, St. Paul's, Stirling, Fairview, Brantford and retired from Southampton and Mount Hope Pastoral Charge. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Thursday, August 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Reverend Ken RUSS will be conducted from the Southampton United Church on Friday at 2 p.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Social Hall of the Church. A further Service of Remembrance and Committal will take place 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 at New Dublin Memorial Church and Cemetery, New Dublin, Ontario. Expressions of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. For further detail, contact the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton at (800) 858-9544. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-05 published
COOPER, Terrie
Passed away suddenly, on Sunday, September 3, 2005. Beloved husband of Cathy. Loving father of Jeff and Bobby-Jo. Sadly missed by his mother Anne, his brothers Mike and Wayne and sister Nina and Sandy. Fondly remembered by other relatives and Friends. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 5 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-06 published
COOPER, Terrie
Passed away suddenly, on Saturday, September 3, 2005. Beloved husband of Cathy. Loving father of Jeff and Bobby-Jo. Sadly missed by his mother Anne, his brothers Mike and Wayne and sisters Nina and Sandy. Fondly remembered by other relatives and Friends. Family will receive visitors on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 5 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
COOPER, William John " Bill"
(Retired C.W.O. Royal Canadian Air Force) At the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 in his 84th year. Bill COOPER of Orillia, formerly of Trenton, North Bay and Greenwood, Nova Scotia. Much loved husband of Alma Kathleen COOPER (née SALLEY.) Dear father of Bill of Edmonton, David COOPER and his wife Josie FLICK of Victoria, British Columbia, Tom COOPER and his wife Karen BARTHOLOMEW of Newmarket, Gerry COOPER of Angus and Susan HOFMANN of Barrie. Loving grandfather of Jessica, Melissa, Laura, Jason, Jonathan, Kyle and Amanda. Great-grandfather of Asia May. Visitation will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street East, Orillia on Friday, September 9th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Saturday, September 10th, at 1 p.m. Services under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34, Orillia on Saturday at 12: 45 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
WILSON, Evelyn
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 in her 93rd year. Loving mother of Carolyn TOUT, Kent WILSON, and Heather COOPER and her husband Irv. Predeceased by her husband Sydney, her daughter Nadine, and her son Randall. Evelyn will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her nine grandchildren, their partners, and her fourteen great-grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff at Extendicare Nursing Home, Brampton for their care and support. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main St. S. (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. Floral tributes or memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated. Email condolences may be sent to evelyn.wilson@wardfh.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-03 published
COOPER, Grace
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear and beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother in her 95th year on Sunday, October 2, 2005. She is predeceased by her husband Ed COOPER. She was the devoted mother and mother-in-law of Betty and Franz COMPEER, of Mississauga, Jean (COOPER) CRAWFORD of Toronto and Ed COOPER and Marsha ZUEST of Milton. She was an extraordinary grandmother to Catherine LYLE (LAPLANTE,) Brian and Douglas LYLE, Dan CRAWFORD and Melissa (CHANDLER) Crawford, and Sam and Ben COOPER and a great grandmother to Christopher, Bradley and Mitchell. Grace will be warmly remembered for her love of family and Friends, travelling and all things that grew in gardens. She welcomed all to her home especially her travelling Friends, nephews and nieces who dropped in as they were on their way across the country and around the world. She loved to travel and continued to do so well into her late 80's. On these adventures she made many Friends whom she corresponded with over the years. She was always intensely interested in where you had been and what you had seen. Her other great love was gardening and she could quite literally grow anything. During her many travels her destination was usually a garden that she had read about. She shared her love of plants with many others and was a 50 year member of the Cloverleaf Garden Club. She had great respect for education as she had earned her Registered Nursing Certificate from the University of Alberta during the Depression and as such encouraged and supported her grandchildren at universities and colleges. Friends may call at Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) 905-279-7663 from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, cremation to follow. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Arthritis Society of Canada would be appreciated or purchase a beautiful bouquet of flowers and give them to a friend in her memory.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
COOPER, Grace
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear and beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother in her 95th year on Sunday, October 2, 2005. She is predeceased by her husband Ed COOPER. She was the devoted mother and mother-in-law of Betty and Frans COMPEER, of Mississauga, Jean (COOPER) CRAWFORD of Toronto and Ed COOPER and Marsha ZUEST of Milton. She was an extraordinary grandmother to Catherine LYLE (PLANTE,) Brian and Douglas LYLE, Dan CRAWFORD and Melissa (CHANDLER) CRAWFORD, and Sam and Ben COOPER and a great grandmother to Christopher, Bradley and Mitchell. Grace will be warmly remembered for her love of family and Friends, travelling and all things that grew in gardens. She welcomed all to her home especially her travelling Friends, nephews and nieces who dropped in as they were on their way across the country and around the world. She loved to travel and continued to do so well into her late 80's. On these adventures she made many Friends whom she corresponded with over the years. She was always intensely interested in where you had been and what you had seen. Her other great love was gardening and she could quite literally grow anything. During her many travels her destination was usually a garden that she had read about. She shared her love of plants with many others and was a 50 year member of the Cloverleaf Garden Club. She had great respect for education as she had earned her Registered Nursing Certificate from the University of Alberta during the Depression and as such encouraged and supported her grandchildren at universities and colleges. Friends may call at Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) 905-279-7663 from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, cremation to follow. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Arthritis Society of Canada would be appreciated or purchase a beautiful bouquet of flowers and give them to a friend in her memory.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
BABCOCK, Lucille "Lucy" (formerly BRONSDON, née COOPER)
(Former organist of Evangel Temple for 45 years; Member of Peoples Church) Lucy BABCOCK- BRONSDON passed away at Shepherd Lodge on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005. Lucy, beloved wife of the late Clarence BABCOCK and the late Herbert BRONSDON. Sadly missed by her many relatives and Friends and especially Emilie WADGE and Eeva McLEOD. Resting at The Church in the Village, Shepherd Village, 3760 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt, where visitation will commence Monday, October 17th at 10: 00 a.m. with Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Lucy may be directed to Shepherd Lodge. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Chapel Brooklin, 79 Baldwin Street, Brooklin Village, Whitby, 905-655-3662.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Beverly (née KIRSH)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the age of 68. Beloved wife and best friend of Saul for 49 years. Loving mother of Cheryl FOREST and Sol FINKELSTEIN, Sabrina WILLOW, and Jason WHITE/WHYTE. Cherished and devoted grandmother of Scarlett, Savannah and Magnolia. Bev will be forever missed by her sister Eleanor and brother-in-law Dr. Jerry COOPER. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Pride of Israel Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva to be observed at 333 Ellerslie Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 or the charity of your choice.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
COOPER, Patricia Margaret
Patricia was a special woman. Born in 1948, she devoted her life to teaching, mentoring and coaching young people at St. Rose of Lima School and The American Schools of Jeddah and Singapore. A "supermom", she greatly inspired and influenced her daughters Katie, Maureen, Meghan and Kristine and her loving husband of 34 years, Doug. She showed integrity, humour, strength and love in everything she did, until the day of her passing on October 26, 2005, after a two year battle with ovarian cancer. She will be remembered with laughter and love every day by her many Friends and family, especially her husband, four daughters, dog Missy, mother-in-law Agnes COOPER and brothers: Paul GRIFFIN and wife Sylvia, Bill GRIFFIN and wife Nancy, Mel GRIFFIN and brother-in-law Pat COOPER and wife Sue. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. atSt. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church - 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk. com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, William
(Royal Canadian Air Force 1941-1946) Peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Friday, October 28th, 2005. Beloved husband of Jean (FORSTER) TAILOR/TAYLOR. Survived by his sisters Danilda COOPER of Eganville, Joyce McINTYRE of Pointe Claire, Québec, Betty Anne KOCHANOWSKI of Kitchener, and sister-in-law of Elaine TAILOR/TAYLOR of Fergus. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Shirley and Audrey and brother Arthur. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at Church of Our Lady, 28 Norfolk Street, Guelph, at 11 a.m. A private inurnment will be held at Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at Gilbert Maclntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, 519-821-5077, or condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
KORTSCHOT, Shirley Ormsby (née COOPER)
Peacefully, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, on November 17, 2005, the day before her 74th birthday. Loving mother of Mark (Frances) and Roger. Doting Gran of Christopher and Sean. Mommy to her canine companion Lorelai. Shirley will be sadly missed by her many cousins in the Harris family in both Canada and Jamaica. Shirley was born in Morant Bay, Jamaica and lived in London, England and Lakeland, Florida before settling in Markham, where she was a very active and devoted member of Grace Anglican Church. Shirley was a published writer, artist and photographer. She was a distinguished member of the Toronto Real Estate Board 25 Year Club. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors of Emergency and Medicine/Telemetry Units of Markham Stouffville Hospital, where Shirley received wonderful care. Thanks also to Dr. Mary. Visitation will be held at Grace Anglican Church, 19 Parkway Ave., Markham, on Monday, November 21, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held at Grace Anglican Church on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation. Shirley was a dedicated supporter of World Vision. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision or Markham Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
BERLINGHOFF, Peggy
Passed away peacefully, on Monday, November 21st, 2005 at Sunrise of Unionville, where she received wonderful care for the last four years. Beloved wife of the late Stanley BERLINGHOFF. Loving and caring mother of Donald (Susan,) Joanna (Ronald COOPER) and Terri (David HILBORN.) Proud grandmother of Carly (Jeff,) Daniel and Melanie. Life long friend of Mary TEN EYCK. Survived by her sister Mary MARSHALL and brothers Behan and Joseph McLEOD. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (four lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation on Thursday, November 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
ELLISTON, Doris Evelyn (formerly COOPER, née WHITE/WHYTE)
Passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness from a stroke, at Credit Valley Hospital, on November 24, 2005, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Lenard COOPER and the late Norman ELLISTON. Devoted mother of son Tom and his wife Susan COOPER, and daughter Ann and her husband Tony DI IORIO. Nana to Tim RICCI (Banff, Alberta), Shaun RICCI, Mike RICCI, Amy and her husband Patrick DOYLE (Barrie,) and Melissa COOPER and Kolja EPPERT. Great-Nana to her "Little Men" Owen and Eric DOYLE (Barrie.) Sister of Donald WHITE/WHYTE and his wife Bea (Brockville). Sister-in-law of Betty WHITE/WHYTE (Westport), Betty HARKNESS, and Helen TAILOR/TAYLOR. Predeceased by her brother Arthur WHITE/WHYTE (Westport.) Many thanks to her nephew and nieces Cindy, Carolyn, Donna, Steven, Wendy, Mary-Ellen and Michelle, who cherished her as their "Aunt Doris". Many thanks to Trillium Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital staff for their devoted care. Family and Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family invites you to sign Doris' Book of Condolences at www.obituariestoday.com "Mom, may the wings of hummingbirds forever hover over your Birds of Paradise."

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
COOPER, Daphne

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-04 published
GROSSMAN, Joseph
Peacefully, on December 2, 2005, 3 days before his 85th birthday. Devoted husband to Sylvia for 62 years. Beloved father and father-in-law to Gayle and Willy GNAT, Paul GROSSMAN and Louise BOUCHARD, Rick and Phyllis GROSSMAN, Marla and Norman KAY. Joe was blessed with 11 granchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Brother to Freda COOPER and the late Louis. Uncle and great-uncle to many. Joe's tireless efforts for Baycrest and other charities will be sorely missed. If desired, donations to Baycrest Centre would be appreciated. For funeral arrangements, please call Steeles Memorial Chapel at 905-881-6003. Shiva will be at the home of Joseph and Sylvia Grossman, 8 Dellbank Rd.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
DONALD- ALDRICH, Deborah Anne
Passed away peacefully on December 3, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Street, in her 51st year. Beloved wife of Philip. Loving sister of William DONALD, Susan DONALD, Gail BOSMAN, Karen SCORDAMAGLIA, John COOPER, Kim COOPER, Francis DONALD, the late David DONALD, Christina DONALD and the late Edward DONALD. Debbie will also be sadly missed by her 13 nieces and nephews. Debbie was a beautiful, loving friend. She was a mouth painting artist and member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association, a consultant to the government, businesses and organizations with respect to access needs and services for the disabled, and a popular speaker in schools, media, churches and service organizations, as well as working to increase the awareness of issues faced by those with disabilities. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 11: 00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12: 30 p.m. in The Stone Church, 45 Davenport Road, followed by a reception. Donations in Deborah's memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 790 Bay Street, Suite No. 1000, Toronto M5G 1N8.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
GENNINGS, Inona (CAUTHERS)
Passed away at Riverwood Retirement Home, Alliston, Ontario on Friday, December 9, 2005, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley GENNINGS. Loved mother of Margaret and her husband Jack HOPKINS of Ottawa, Ruth and her husband Gord COOPER of Markdale, and Nona and her husband Phil JOINER of Ajax. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jim CAUTHERS, Edna ARMSTRONG and predeceased by Harold, Austin, Charlie, Roscoe CAUTHERS and Hazel MABLEY. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy CAUTHERS. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Mansfield Presbyterian Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Fletcher Cres., Alliston, Ontario L9R 1W7, would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
SUTHERLAND, W. George (January 10, 1915-December 8, 2005)
It is with great sadness that the Sutherland family announces the peaceful passing of William George SUTHERLAND, of natural causes, at Summit Place, Owen Sound, on Thursday, December 8th, in his 91st year. George joins his beloved wife of 60 years Marion, who passed away January 19, 2002. A stong family man of proud Scottish heritage, George will be missed by his children Betty Lou LEMON and husband Walter, Marg HUNT and husband Ray, Willard and wife Ann, all of Toronto. A loving grandparent to Steven LEMON and his wife Lisa, Janis LEMON and her fiancé Glenn COOPER, Jennifer GIRDAUSKAS and her husband Kris, Mitch HUNT, Ben CARPER, Sam and Mark SUTHERLAND. Dear brother of Mabel TURNBULL (Sarnia) and Criss ROWE (deceased.) His love of family and community spirit will be missed by all. The longtime owner and operator of Maple Dell Farms, a mixed farming operation on 6th Line near Massie, George will be remembered for his many community involvements including leadership roles on the United Dairy and Poultry Co-operative, Gay-Lea Foods Co-operative, Holland Township Federation of Agriculture, Holland Township Junior Fair, Massie United Church, North Grey High School Board, Holland Township 4-H Club, Chatsworth Rotary Club and the Chatsworth Seniors Club among others. George was recognized for his contributions to the community when he received the Holland Heritage Award in 1997. Friends and family were invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Sunday between 2: 00 and 4:00 p.m., where a Funeral Service was conducted on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Massie United Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. May you forever dwell in happiness with your beloved Marion

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
ZIKOVITZ, Elizabeth
Peacefully, early Friday morning, December 16, 2005 at the age of 96. Dear wife of the late Victor ZIKOVITZ. Loving mother and mother-in-law of John and Mary Ann, Magdalene and Elvino NICOLETTI, Emily COOPER, Joan, Gary and Michelle. Loving grandmother to Darrin, Daniel, Frances, Michelle, Craig, Andrea, Lindsay, Jason, Shannon, and Nicole. Loving great-grandmother to Julia and Gianluca. Friends and relatives will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Homes Ltd., 2960 Dufferin St. (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in Our Lady of the Assumption Church (Bathurst Street, north of Eglinton Ave.) on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery (305 Erskin Ave., off Mount Pleasant Rd.).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-23 published
Two men killed in Thorold fire
Canadian Press
Thorold -- Two men are dead and a woman is in hospital with serious injuries after an early morning fire ripped through a Thorold apartment building.
The men, identified by their landlord as Craig COOPER and Tim PIDDUCK, died from smoke inhalation.
The unidentified woman, who police say was badly burned, remains in a Toronto hospital.
witnesses: say she jumped from a two-storey window.
The men's bodies were found inside the apartment.
Niagara Regional Police say they do not suspect arson, but the cause has not been determined.
Firefighters arrived at the home in Thorold around 2 a.m. yesterday and found the badly burned woman on the lawn with several broken bones.
Britney TOWNSEND said her father, who lives on the first floor of the house, heard the woman jump when he was trying to wake his two children.
"He started banging on their door and then he heard the window smash and the girl fall," she said.
TOWNSEND said her father led her siblings, the dog and his two roommates out of the smoke-filled home.
Other members of the two families who live in the house got out safely, fire officials said.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
BRAND, Ruth
On Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at home surrounded by all her loved ones. Ruth BRAND, beloved wife of the late Reuben BRAND. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Victoria COOPER, David and Cindi BRAND, Evy and Stan HILTZ. Devoted grandmother of Hayley and Mendel, Kevin and Alana, Alana and Shalom, Alan and Amy, Marlo and Warren, Jodi, Shawna, Carlie, Lindsay and Darren. Proud great-grandmother of eleven and the late Yaakov LEIB. Special thanks to Leela for her wonderful care. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W. for service on Wednesday, December 28 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 250 Forest Hill Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Parkinson Society of Canada 416-227-9700.

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COOZE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
DUFFETT, Edgar " Ed" Clarence
Unexpectedly, at his residence, Wednesday, October 26, 2005, Edgar " Ed" Clarence DUFFETT of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Port Union, Newfoundland, age 71. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" E. (COOZE) DUFFETT. Loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Laura DUFFETT of Surrey, British Columbia, Lisa and Mike LEONARD of Placentia, Newfoundland. Loving pop of Kristie, Andrew, Emily and Troy. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Virtue and Clayton FOLLETT, Ken and Iva DUFFETT, David and Barb DUFFETT, Andy and Shirley DUFFETT, Craig and Beverly DUFFETT, Bob and Lottie COOZE, all of Newfoundland. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Friday, October 28, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Daniel COUGHLIN officiating. If desired memorial donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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