COWAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-18 published
POINTON, Gerald Wesley " Jerry"
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday, May 16, 2005. Jerry POINTON of Owen Sound in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Carla (née ALDRIDGE.) Dear father of Brenda and her husband Bev COLLINS of Wiarton, Stephen POINTON (Helen) of Wasaga Beach and Cheri Lynn and her husband Colin McKINLEY of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren, Michelle and Stacey COLLINS, Ryan POINTON, James and Robert CARNAHAN and Shaun McKINLEY. Brother of Bill POINTON (Barbara) of Hanover, Louis POINTON (Doreen) of Miller Lake and Nancy COWAN (Jim) of Woodslee. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, May 20th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-03 published
McDOWELL, Margaret " Peg" (MITCHELL)
Margaret "Peg" (MITCHELL) McDOWELL, formerly of Thamesville, passed away peacefully at Thamesview Lodge, Chatham on Saturday December 25, 2004 at the age of 67. Born in Watford, daughter of the late Kenton and Evelyn (COWAN) MITCHELL. Loving mother of Michael McDOWELL of Thamesville, Lauren McDOWELL and John McPHAIL of Courtright, Paula McDOWELL of Chatham. Loving grandmother of Chetasia and Caitlyn McDOWELL. Also surviving are sisters Joan MITCHELL and Kathryn ROBINSON. At Peg's request there will be no funeral home visitation. A Private Memorial service will be held at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Saturday January 8, 2005. Interment of cremains St. James Cemetery, Watford. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. "A tree will be planted in memory of Peg McDOWELL in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-19 published
BROOKS, William " Bill" Wesley
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 18th, 2005. William (Bill) Wesley BROOKS in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Betty (ROBOTHAM.) Loving father of Karen and Jim DAUBS and Kim and Ron DYMOND. Special " Buddy" to Wesley, Amy and Danny DYMOND. Dear brother of Norman and Gwen BROOKS of Kerwood, Jack and Jean BROOKS of London, Betty and Harlen COWAN of Tilbury. Predeceased by sisters Marion and Irene. Visitation to be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, January 20th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 21st at 1 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment at Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A Strathroy Fire Department Memorial service will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
HAIGHT, Mary Margaret " Peggy"
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, January 24, 2005, Mary Margaret " Peggy" HAIGHT of Norwich in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Elmer "Smitty" HAIGHT. Dear mother of Murray and his wife Mary of Elmira, Ronn of Port Dover, Cathy COWAN of Norwich. She will be missed by her grandchildren Adam and Ian HAIGHT, Lindsey HAIGHT, and Nathan COWAN who resided with Grandma for 9 years. Survived by brother Jack TOOLEY of Brantford. Predeceased by her brothers Gordon TOOLEY and David KAUFMAN. Friends will be received at the Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Peggy's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 29th at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Kent BABBEY officiating. Spring interment Norwich Cemetery. Donations to the Samaritan's Purse or Youth For Christ would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-29 published
MANNING, Robert James
Suddenly at his residence on Thursday, January 27, 2005. Robert James MANNING of Tillsonburg passed away in his 87th year. Mr. MANNING served in World War 2 (1941-45) with the First Special Service Force, known as the “Devil's Brigade”, an 1800 -- member of highly trained Canadian and American soldiers. Robert was the beloved son of the late Frank and Beulah (MANARY) MANNING. Loving husband of Isabella (SMITH) MANNING. Dear father of son James C. MANNING and wife Judy of Port Rowan, a daughter Marie MANNING of Tillsonburg, as well as the late Aubrey Wayne MANNING (1969,) survived by his daughter-in-law Beverly SULTON. Beloved grandfather of Mark TOTH, David and Laurie TOTH, Nicole TOTH, Tracy VEITCH and husband Jamie, Kim GADSON and husband Ken, Jamie MANNING and wife Denise, Heather LEVCHUK and husband Ted. Dear great-grandfather to Kaitland and Jessica VEITCH, Evelyn GADSON, Nakita BUENBRAZO, Aubrey Eric LEVCHUK, and Ainsley TOTH. Dear brother of Frank and Stewart MANNING, Dorthy WILLIAMS (late husband Albert,) and Violet McCLINTOCH and husband Lloyd as well as survived by a brothers-in-law Clayton FARRINGTON, and Floyd SCOTT, and a sister-in-law May MANNING. Predeceased by sisters Margaret COWAN, Isabel FERRINGTON, and Olive SCOTT, a brother Harry MANNING, and a brother-in-law Albert WILLIAMS. Mrs. MANNING and her family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion, Br. #153, Tillsonburg will conduct service Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Ostranders Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 31, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Gary SHUTTLEWORTH officiating. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to a charity of one's choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
VAN BOMMEL, Mike
It is with great sadness that the family announce the tragic death of Mike VAN BOMMEL at his home in Glen Morris on Friday, March 19th, 2005 in his 39th year. Cherished husband and best friend of Sharon (née CRIGHTON,) loving and devoted father of Christopher, Jillian, Eleasha and Deanna. Mike will be forever loved and missed by his mother Margaretha, and his siblings Annie (Paul HAYWARD,) Denise (and friend Arnold PACZAY,) Jenny (Marty HAHN), Ed (Jenny VAN BOMMEL), Rick (Brenda VAN BOMMEL), and Nancy (Mark STUBBS.) He is fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Wilma (and the late Hector CRIGHTON,) and was a brother-in-law to Elaine (Greg KELLAM), Craig (Nicole CRIGHTON), and Stuart (Suzanne CRIGHTON). Much loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mike is predeceased by his father Joseph VAN BOMMEL and by his brother-in-law Dan COWAN. He had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and was a passionate hunter. He will be forever remembered by all whose lives he touched. Friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, North Chapel, 495 Park Road North, Brantford, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Brenda OTAWA of Glen Morris United Church officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Morris United Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Van Bommel Children's Trust Fund greatly appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhomes@sympatico.ca

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
MARSLAND, Ina (née COWAN)
After a lengthy battle with declining health, Ina MARSLAND (nee COWAN) passed away at the Woodstock Private Hospital at the age of 92 years, after being compassionately cared for by the wonderful staff; Our mentor was finally released from her pain and struggle on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005. Ina was predeceased by her husband and best friend Robert (1996.) Beloved mother to Bernice MARSLAND of Woodstock and Fred MARSLAND of Keswick Road. She is survived by many special nieces and nephews. Ina was predeceased by her son Glen (1960,) her parents John and Axaie COWAN, her siblings Cecil; Guy; Alvretta PIPE; Wilfred; LaVerne; Montressor; Viola MATLOCK; Edsell and Emery.
She was a compassionate lady who overlooked imperfections and cared deeply for both people and animals. The family welcomes Friends and family to join them for visitation at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Friday, April 22, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Ina will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. Reverend Hyuk CHO of Brownsville United Church and Reverend Steve HERSHEY of Central United Church, Woodstock officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Lynedoch, Ontario. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Brownsville United Church, Oxford United Way or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostranderfuneralhome.com

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
MORRIS, Donald
Donald, 66 years, of Chatham, passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, April 24, 2005. Former husband of Rose (BELANGER.) Loving father of Debbie (Albert) SMULDERS, Danny MORRIS, Jo Dee MORRIS, Carol SANCHUK, all of Chatham. Dearest grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 1 greatgranddaughter. Predeceased by parents Howard and Irene (COWAN) MORRIS. Dear brother of the late Howard (Bud) MORRIS (surviving wife Donna of Oshawa,) and Arthur (Laverne) MORRIS of London. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service at the funeral home Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Art HYSTEK officiating. Interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Tilbury. Donations to Brendwood Recovery Home appreciated.

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COWAN 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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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-22 published
DONISON, Rose Mae (TATOMIR)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, August 20, 2005. Mrs. Rose Mae DONISON (TATOMIR) of Strathroy in her 75th year. Wife of the late Traian DONISON (1999.) Beloved mother of Elizabeth and Leon GREGORY of R.R.#2 Strathroy. Dear grandmother of Tiffany and Nathan LANDON of Saint Thomas, Amber GREGORY of Australia and Alyssa GREGORY of Saint Thomas. Also survived by sisters, Marg SHAW of London, Pauline (Gary) COWAN of Blenheim and Carol (Andre) JULIEN of London. Predeceased by her son George DONISON (1969) and brother Bill (Dolores) TATOMIR and a sister Leda (John) PALINKAS. Visitation on Monday, August 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Rose.

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
DONISON, Rose Mae (TATOMIR)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, August 20, 2005. Mrs. Rose Mae DONISON (TATOMIR) of Strathroy in her 75th year. Wife of the late Traian DONISON (1999.) Beloved mother of Elizabeth and Leon GREGORY of R.R.#2 Strathroy. Dear grandmother of Tiffany and Nathan LANDON of Saint Thomas, Amber GREGORY of Australia and Alyssa GREGORY of Saint Thomas. Also survived by sisters, Marg SHAW of London, Pauline (Gary) COWAN of Blenheim and Carol (Andre) JULIEN of London. Predeceased by her son George DONISON (1969) and brother Bill (Dolores) TATOMIR and a sister Leda (John) PALINKAS. Visitation on Monday, August 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd at 1 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Rose.

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-12 published
HARRIS, Dorothy Maud (McKIM)
On Monday, October 10, 2005 at Woodstock General Hospital Dorothy Maud McKIM, beloved wife of Jack HARRIS, dear mother of Bob and his wife Rose, Lori COWAN, Linda HARRIS and Elaine ZYLSTRA and her partner Bill CARTER, and the late Jerry ZYLSTRA, loving grandmother of Sabrina and Tina HARRIS, Courtney VANDEBYL, Randy and Tyler ZYLSTRA and the late Lindsey VANDEBYL, cherished great-grandmother of Alexes HARRIS, sister of Stan McKIM and his wife Marg and the late Bob McKIM and his wife Barb. Friends will received at the Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Wednesday October 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Legion service on Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Dorothy's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday October 13th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Norwich Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Arn-Lockie 863-3020.

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-20 published
COWAN, May
Peacefully in her 99th year on Monday December 19th. Predeceased by husband Harry (1994.) Dear mother of Valerie COHEN (England,) Sheila (Jim) ARMSTRONG, and Malcolm (Lynda) COWAN. Also survived by 5 grand_sons and 2 great-grandchildren. Private funeral arrangements in accordance with her wishes.

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-25 published
BROOKS, William " Bill" Wesley
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005, William (Bill) Wesley BROOKS, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Betty (ROBOTHAM.) Loving father of Karen and Jim DAUBS and Kim and Ron DYMOND. Special Buddy to Wesley, Amy, and Danny DYMOND. Dear brother of Norman and Gwen BROOKS of Kerwood, Jack and Jean BROOKS of London, Betty and Harlen COWAN of Tilbury. Predeceased by sisters Marion and Irene. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 20 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service was held on Friday, January 21 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A Strathroy Fire Department memorial service was held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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COWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-08-23 published
DONISON, Rose Mae (TATOMIR)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, August 20, 2005, Mrs. Rose Mae DONISON (TATOMIR) of Strathroy, in her 75th year. Wife of the late Traian DONISON (1999.) Beloved mother of Elizabeth and Leon GREGORY of R.R.#2, Strathroy. Dear grandmother of Tiffany and Nathan LANDON of Saint Thomas, Amber GREGORY of Australia, and Alyssa GREGORY of Saint Thomas. Also survived by sisters, Marg SHAW of London, Pauline (Gary) COWAN of Blenheim, and Carol (Andre) JULIEN of London. Predeceased by her son George DONISON (1969) and brother Bill (Dolores) TATOMIR and a sister Leda (John) PALINKAS. Visitation was on Monday, August 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, where a funeral service was held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Rose.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
COWAN, Brigadier-General (Retired) James A., O.St.J., C.D. Brigadier-General (Retired) James A. COWAN passed away on January 1, 2005 at age 76 after a battle with Lung Cancer. He fought with the same courage and determination that took him so far in life. From humble beginnings as the son of a Toronto Policeman, he grew up during the Depression. At age 13, he started his military career as a Cadet with the 48th Highlanders of Canada in Toronto. On reaching age 18, he became a commissioned officer in the 48th Highlanders and volunteered for the Korean War. He served courageously in combat with the Royal Canadian Regiment of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade from 1950-52. Wounded in action by a grenade, the remaining mobile metal fragments in his leg were a source of continuing amusement for his children. After the Korean War in 1953, he was assigned to Canada's last aircraft carrier, H.M.C.S. Magnificent, and saw service in the North Atlantic, Middle East, Panama and Pacific areas. In 1954-56, Jim returned to South-East Asia for peacekeeping duties with the International Truce Commission (Indo-China), serving in Vietnam and Laos. On return to Canada in 1957, he married Betty-June BALLANTYNE, a Nursing Sister in the Canadian Navy and graduate from the first class of degree Registered Nurses at the University of Toronto. His 39 year military career took him and the family around the world including India, Germany, England, the United States and rarely back to Canada. As a Lieutenant-Colonel, he commanded his beloved 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment in Soest, West Germany from 1968-70. He rose to the rank of Brigadier-General and completed his military career as Director General Reserves and Cadets in 1982 at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. On retirement, he became Chief Executive Officer and Priory Secretary of Saint John Ambulance (Canada). He was made Commander, Order of Saint John by the Governor General in 1986. He retired again in 1988, wintering in St. Petersburg, Florida and the summers in Manotick, south of Ottawa. He was an active Rotarian for 30 years. His final battle with cancer started two years ago, eventually necessitating a move to North Bay for family support. Through chemotherapy, radiation and multiple complications he was stoic and unrelenting in his determination to win and survive. 'General Jim' is survived by his wife Betty-June and sons Ian (Judy) of North Bay and Scott (Denise) of Miramichi, New Brunswick. Loved by five grandchildren - Christopher, Samantha, Matthew, Travis and Annie. The family would like to thank the staff at Empire Living Centre, his home for the last year. Through difficult times, they were unrelenting in their kindness and compassion. The care of Dr. Joel CARTER and the North Bay General Hospital (Emergency, Critical Care Unit, 3W and 4W Scollard), was second to none. He was lovingly cared for in his final days by the Nurses and staff on 3 East McLaren. A private family service is planned. A Military Ceremony and interment at Beechwood National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces in Ottawa is scheduled for the Summer 2005. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. John's Ambulance of Canada would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the McGuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 3Z8 (705) 472-8520. Sign guestbook/ condolences/donations www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-10 published
COWAN, Betty (née ELBOURN)
Peacefully on January 7, 2005 at Toronto General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late William Dickson COWAN. Loving step- mother of Bill and Anne and John and Rosalie, and grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Chris, Jeffrey, Robert, David, Greig and Scott. Sister of Marie AICKEN and the late Fred ELBOURN and dear friend of Ruth EDWARDS. Betty taught for many years in the York Board of Education and was an active member of the Rendezvous Club. Friends may call on Monday, January 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (two lights west of Yonge). Funeral Service on Tuesday at 2: 30 p.m. from St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church Street (at King). If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. James' Cathedral or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-23 published
James COWAN, Army Officer 1928-2005
As a raw lieutenant, he took command in the middle of a battle in the Korean War and was recommended for the Military Cross
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Page S9
Ottawa -- Jim COWAN achieved a rare distinction for an inexperienced 22-year-old army officer when he took command of his infantry company in the middle of a battle. On May 30, 1951, he was a lieutenant with the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, commanding a platoon of 35 infantrymen during their first major action in the Korean War when his company commander was wounded.
Mr. COWAN's seniority got him the job, said John WOODS of Ottawa, one of two other platoon commanders during the battle of Kakhul-Bong almost 54 years ago. "John STRICKLAND of 9 Platoon had lost three-quarters of his platoon in the first five minutes of the attack. [My platoon] came up and took over his position, so Jimmy and I fought side by side up the hill."
Suddenly, word came that their commander, Major Harry BOATES, had been hit by a Chinese mortar bomb. Mr. COWAN sprinted breathlessly over to Mr. WOODS. " What date was your commission?" he asked.
Even in the middle of a battle, it was important for officers to observe certain professional niceties. "Feb. 16, 1948," Mr. WOODS replied.
"That gave him three months seniority over me, [which] entitled him to take over the company."
They discussed what to do next. "We thought about making a full bayonet charge with both platoons, but we decided... it would have been suicidal."
The Second Battalion, which had formed at Camp Petawawa, Ontario, less than a month after North Korea invaded South Korea on July 25, 1950, had trained at Fort Lewis, Washington., before shipping out on May 4, 1951. Placed under the command of the 25th U.S. Division, it had been advancing north of Seoul when it was ordered to capture the heavily fortified 500-metre summit of Kakhul-Bong and the village of Chail-li beyond it.
D Company, including Mr. COWAN and his men of 10 Platoon, had been told to take the main objective -- the twin peaks of Kakhul-Bong. At 6: 30 a.m., Major BOATES sent his three platoons leapfrogging forward until they were pinned down by Chinese machine-gun fire. A driving rainstorm that started at 7 a.m. didn't help matters. Not long after, Major BOATES was wounded and Mr. COWAN took over the attack.
"Jimmy was very cool and very professional," said Mr. WOODS, who remained a lifelong friend. "The way he accepted the responsibility of taking command was very impressive."
A handful of men advanced to within six metres of the summit of Kakhul-Bong, only to be stopped by heavy fire. "Victory was so near -- yet so far. Below, the Chinese could be seen concentrating in substantial numbers for a counterattack," wrote G.R. Stevens in The Royal Canadian Regiment, Volume Two, 1933-66.
"Determined to deny them access to the Chorwon Plains -- to which Kakhul was virtually the key -- the enemy opened up with mortar and artillery fire. In pelting rain and with no high ground for observation, it was obvious he was firing from guns which had been previously dug in and ranged," wrote correspondent Bill BOSS of The Canadian Press. For three hours, both Mr. COWAN and Mr. WOODS deployed their platoons "in a bombardment not seen by this correspondent since... the Second World War."
Mr. COWAN radioed battalion headquarters that his right flank was entirely exposed, reported that 3,000 Chinese soldiers in the valley below were preparing a counterattack and said he had only 70 men left. Brigadier-General John ROCKINGHAM, commander of 25 Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, ordered him to disengage.
Second Battalion had suffered six dead and 25 wounded. Both Mr. COWAN and Mr. WOODS were recommended for the Military Cross. Years later, Mr. COWAN, who had been wounded that day, said that "becoming a company commander while under fire is an experience no young man ever forgets."
The son of a Toronto police officer, Mr. COWAN joined the cadet corps of the 48th Highlanders of Canada at 13. He was commissioned into the regiment seven years later before volunteering for the regular army in 1950. After the Korean War, he followed the conventional career path of thousands of officers, including battalion and staff postings in Canada and Europe.
In 1953, he enjoyed an unusual job for an army officer when he cruised the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pacific as ground-liaison officer aboard the aircraft carrier H.M.C.S. Magnificent. While in Halifax aboard Magnificent, he met a navy nurse named Betty-June BALLANTYN and they became sweethearts. Then, after spending a number of years in Vietnam and Laos as part of the International Truce Commission, Mr. COWAN returned home in 1957 and they married.
The next 13 years saw Mr. COWAN and his family assigned to postings around the world, including stops in India, Germany and the United States. He commanded his original unit, the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, in Soest, West Germany, from 1968 to 1970. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1982 as a brigadier-general. He later spent seven years as Chief Executive Officer and priory secretary of Saint John Ambulance.
Brigadier-General James Albert COWAN was born on September 30, 1928, in Toronto. He died of lung cancer on January 1, 2005, in North Bay, Ontario He was 76. He is survived by his wife, Betty-June, sons Ian and Scott and brother Bill.
He was predeceased by his brother Dave and his sister Jean.
He will be interred with full military honours in Ottawa's National Military Cemetery in May.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-12 published
KEYSTON, Dr. John Edgar
Passed away peacefully in Ottawa on April 8th in his 96th year. Predeceased by his wife Irene née CATLOW, he leaves a son, John Robert KEYSTON and his wife Jacqueline, living in Halifax, Nova Scotia; two grand-daughters, Rebecca and Melanie; and a daughter Judith KEYSTON, living in Lewes, England. Dr. KEYSTON had a very distinguished career in the field of Defence Research. He grew up in the small Nottinghamshire village of Barnstone, England, and was educated at the King Edward VII Grammar School in Melton Mowbray, at Nottingham University (B.Sc. 1929), the Einstein Tower laboratory in Potsdam, Germany (1930-1931) and Magdalen College, Oxford (first class D.Phil. in Physics 1933). His first post was Research Officer with EMI, but in 1937 he transferred to defence research in the preparations for possible war with Germany. At the Admiralty he became Assistant Director of Scientific Research Planning (1943-1945), and Deputy Director of Programmes and Planning (1945-1946). From postwar London he moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) as Research Director of the Central African Council (1947-1949), and took time off from this post in 1949 to serve as Scientific Advisor to the Indian Navy in that newly independent country. Dr KEYSTON came to Canada in 1950 as the first Chief Superintendant of the newly established Naval Research Establishment (now Defence Research Establishment Atlantic) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Both the job and the country proved to be congenial to him, and he and his wife became Canadian citizens in 1953. He was subsequently promoted (1957) to the position of Vice-Chairman of the Canadian Defence Research Board, and moved to Ottawa. Still eager for new challenges, in 1964 he accepted a the North Atlantic Treaty Organization appointment as Director of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe Technical Centre in The Hague, Netherlands. From there he moved in 1967 to Brussels as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Director of Armaments and Defence Research, a post he held until his retirement back to Ottawa in 1973. For his significant contributions to defence research Dr KEYSTON was honoured in Britain with an O.B.E. and later a coronation medal, and with the Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm from the U.S.A. He tried his hand at many things, including playwriting - and was winner of the Nova Scotia playwriting competition for 3 years running. He had been a keen cricketer, golfer and gardener, played the piano and enjoyed a variety of music. He will be deeply missed by his family and by his Friends, particularly Audrey COWAN who was his very best friend during the last years of his life. A private memorial service will be held in Ottawa later in April. The family may be contacted through jkeyston@eastlink.ca.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-05 published
RAYSON, Robert Hugh Ford
On 13th June 2005. Much loved only son of the late Frances Elizabeth Stuart Strathy RAYSON and Canon Robert Spencer RAYSON. Cousin of Elizabeth WALKER, Charles TIDY, the late Robert TIDY, Michael TIDY and Susan COWAN. A graveside service has taken place in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-12 published
SINCLAIR, Florence E. " Flo" (née ALLAN)
(homemaker, bridge player, sewer/knitter extraordinaire, world traveller, West China "mish kid", commited church member)
On Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at home, in her 86th year. Beloved mother of Peggy SINCLAIR and her husband Murray BROOKSBANK, Barbara SINCLAIR and her partner John FENWICK and Joan and her husband Keith DOYLE. Loving grandmother of Heather, Andrea, Ryan, Scott, Kristopher and Jeffrey. Predeceased by her husband Murray Douglas SINCLAIR, her brothers Robert and Malcolm ALLAN and her sisters Stella ALLAN, Caroline OLYNYK and Janet COWAN. Visitation at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr St.) Oakville, on Friday, August 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service at Central Baptist Church (340 Rebecca St.) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2005. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ian Anderson House cancer hospice, or to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-05 published
COWAN, Daniel F.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 at Specialty Care - Mississauga, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Ruth (1976) and loving father of Gena and husband Bob, Rick and wife Mary. Proud grandfather of Jason and Eric. Daniel will be sadly missed by all his family and many Friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2005 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1535 South Gateway Road, Mississauga, (905) 602-1580. Friends will be received an hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made through memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of Peel.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-07 published
COWAN, John Joseph
John Joseph COWAN died on December 4th, 2005, after completing five years of chemotherapy. He will be sorely missed by his beloved wife of 57 years, and favorite traveling companion, Aileen Hooper COWAN, S.S.C. and by three adult children of whom he was inordinately proud - Sandra COWAN of Tamworth, Ontario, Jill COWAN of White Rock, British Columbia, and David COWAN of Cataraqui, Ontario. There are six grand children; Jess, Ben and Julia COWAN, Dewar, Kristen and Ryan BULL, and Caitlin COWAN. He and his family will always be grateful to the caring, considerate, and understanding Dr BERRY and the 'chemo' nurses at Sunnybrook Cancer Centre. John went to U.T.S., and then enlisted in the army serving in the Artillery and Infantry. After discharge he enrolled at U.C., U. of T., and then did graduate work in Industrial Relations at Queen's. He practiced his profession at Brewers Warehousing, Loblaws and was Director Labour Relations and Personnel, Canadian Pacific Transport. During this period he sat on well over 100 Boards of Arbitration. He concluded his career as General Manager, Motor Transport Industrial Relations Bureau for Ontario, Inc, and of Quebec dealing with various Teamster locals. During his tenure he received the Trucking Award of the Year. He had been a member of P.A.T. for over 50 years, and had been a director, treasurer and vice-president. He had also been president of the Queen's University Industrial Relations Association, and a director of the Churchill Falls Contractors Association. While at high school, John was an editor of Canadian High News, writing 'Pookie', the humour column; he also wrote for 'Varsity' at the U. of T. John and Aileen led a Cub Pack for many years at Lansing United Church, and later St. Clement's, North Toronto. John had been a member of the C.I.I.A. and of Canadian Executive Services Association, where he served as a volunteer in Canada and abroad. Visitation will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Services, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, December 9, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held in St. Clement's Church, 59 Briar Hill Ave. (at Duplex) on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., where John had been a member for over 50 years. In lieu of flowers do something nice for someone today, tomorrow and the next day. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario division - research) or the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care would be appreciated. Condolences can be sent to condolences@morleybedford.ca

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-28 published
BARNETT, Mary Gladys (née HARRISON) (1918-2005)
Peacefully, in her sleep, on December 26th, 2005 after celebrating Christmas at church and with her family. She will be deeply missed by her only daughter Alyson BARNETT- COWAN (Bruce,) her grandchildren Michael (Ryan Kathleen BURK/BURKE), Catherine and Francesca, her sister Margaret CROSS and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her younger brother Donald C. HARRISON (Joan.) Former wife of Thomas A.M. BARNETT of West Vancouver. Mary graduated from Branksome Hall and Trinity College, University of Toronto and served with great distinction in the "Wrens" during World War 2. Mary was a librarian at the University of Toronto and Anglican Theological College in Vancouver and gave many years of energetic volunteer service, especially to The Friends of the Library at Trinity College and to Saint Thomas Church. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 30th, 2005 at Saint Thomas Anglican Church (383 Huron Street, Toronto) at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Trinity College or Saint Thomas Anglican Church. A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be held at Trinity College at a later date.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-09 published
COWAN, Betty (née ELBOURN)
Peacefully on January 7, 2005 at Toronto General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late William Dickson COWAN. Loving step-mother of Bill and Anne and John and Rosalie and grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Chris, Jeffrey, Robert, David, Greig and Scott. Sister of Marie AICKEN and the late Fred ELBOURN and dear friend of Ruth EDWARDS. Betty taught for many years in the York Board of Education and was an active member of the Rendezvous Club. Friends may call on Monday, January 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (two lights west of Yonge). Funeral Service on Tuesday at 2: 30 p.m. from St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street (at King). If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. James Cathedral or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
MANN, Della Mabel (née HISEY)
At Leacock Care Centre, Orillia on Sunday, January 9, 2005, in her 87th year. Doll MANN, beloved wife of the late Norman Craven MANN. Beloved mother of the late Dianne COWAN. Dear grandmother of Sheila NOLLERT and her husband Tom of Minesing, Bonnie MITCHELL and her husband Jim of Innisfil and Lisa IRWIN and her husband Ray of Keswick. Will be missed by her 9 great-grandchildren. A family service was held through the Scott Funeral Home Georgian Chapel, Barrie. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Woodbridge, Ontario. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
COWAN, Colin
Suddenly, in Mississauga on January 26th, 2005. Beloved brother of Jane MELETIS, brother-in-law of Panos and uncle of Zoë and Nicholas MELETIS. Valued employee of Matrix Logistics. Private cremation was held in Mississauga. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-18 published
KNIGHTS, William Thomas " Bill"
(Crossing Guard at Simcoe Street and Highway 7A in Port Perry) Peacefully, on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 67. Bill KNIGHTS of Port Perry and formerly of Richmond Hill, loved husband of Gail (nee SMITH.) Loved father of Jeff KNIGHTS and his wife Alison of Cookstown, Bill KNIGHTS of Aurora, Greg KNIGHTS and his wife Marianna of Collingwood, Shawna WATSON of Grande Prairie, Alberta, and step-father of Kathy LAFRANCE and Bruce BARNETT of Beaverton. He will also be missed by his nine grandchildren, his brother Doug KNIGHTS and his sisters Marilyn COWAN and Carole GORILL. The family of Bill KNIGHTS will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel," 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171), on Saturday, February 19th from 10-11 a.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
BRUCE, Isabella
Peacefully at Shepherd Lodge on Friday, February 18, 2005. Isabella, beloved wife of the late Hilliard. Loved mother of June and her husband Ron THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Barbara and her husband Tom COWAN, and Jim BRUCE. She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., (north of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Saturday, February 26, 2005 from 2: 00 p.m., until service time at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, a donation may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
KYDD, William Forrest " Bill"
Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in his home, in his 85th year. Bill, loving husband of the late Winnifred. Long term companion of Evaline WILSON for many years. Bill is predeceased by his brother Garner and his sister Jean. Beloved brother-in-law of Victor BORNEMAN and family. Devoted uncle to Sandra COWAN and family, Sheila WHITE/WHYTE and family, Billy, Jim and Guy KEIR and their families. Bill will be fondly remembered by Christine STOKEY and family, Bob YOUNG and family, and by all of his relatives in Scotland. Bill will also be remembered for his honesty, cheerful smile and friendly disposition. May he rest in peace. The family would like to express a special thanks to The Temmy Latner Centre and York Community Care Access Centre for their help during this difficult time. Resting at The Ogden Funeral Home (St. Clair Chapel), 646 St. Clair Ave. W. (west of Bathurst), on Friday afternoon from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in our Chapel on Saturday morning at 10: 00 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Mickle Memorial Cemetery in Gravenhurst.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
BOYD, Timothy Glenn
Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario on Thursday, March 24th, 2005 of pancreatic cancer. Tim, formerly of Niagara-on-the-Lake and most recently of Midhurst was in his 52nd year. Loving and devoted husband of Lorraine (COWAN) of Minden. Cherished father of Justin and Brennan of St. Catharines, Cassandra of Midland and Mark of Midhurst. Beloved son of the late Glenna ROBINSON of Thorold, Ontario. Dear brother of Marilyn HARVEY (husband Brian) of Brampton and Ken BOYD (wife Nancy) of St. Catharines. Tim was a dedicated, long time Conservation Officer and Enforcement Supervisor of the Ministry of Natural Resources in Maple, Red Lake, Aylmer, Niagara, Midhurst and most recently Aurora. Tim will be missed by his family and many Friends and co-workers. A funeral service will be held at the Willow Creek Baptist Church, 2387 Gill Road in Midhurst on Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Centre in Barrie would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", Barrie, 705-737-2040.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-03 published
CRONIN, Richard " Dick" James
Retired from Canadian Pacific Railway. Passed away at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Monday, May 2, 2005, in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Margaret MELLON of Alliston. Loved father of Kathleen and her husband William WEBKAMIGAD of Sudbury, Ontario and Richard Michael CRONIN of Edmonton, Alberta. Loving grandpa of Erin, Bayne and David. Dear brother of Patrick CRONIN of Vancouver, British Columbia, Esther COWAN of Mississauga, Ontario and predeceased by Mona, John, William, Edward, Michael and Carl CRONIN. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 190 King Street South, Alliston on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint John The Evangelist Cemetery, Caledon, Ontario.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
RUSSELL, David
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Dave on May 5th, 2005, in his 74th year. He worked for the Toronto Transit Commission for 30 years and a Branch 11 Legion member for more than 25 years. Partner and friend for 19 years of Barb COWAN. Father to Bill and daughter Jane CORSO (Roy.) Grandfather to Andria and Elisha. Brother of Catherine from Scotland and brother-in-law of Margaret. Also missed by Barb's daughters Laura and Evelyn and their daughters Isla and Stephanie, as well as many Friends and relations in Canada, Britain and Florida. Special thanks to the Oncology Unit at Toronto East General Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-23 published
JOHNSON, Mary Ellen (née COWAN)
At Scarborough Hospital, General Division, on Friday, May 20, 2005, in her 91st year. Mary, beloved wife of the late Carl Edwin. Dear mother of Carla MASECAR (Rolph) of Atlanta, Dena FORGIE (George) of Scarborough and Martin JOHNSON (Darlene) of Ajax. Loving grandmother of Mary, Rob, Russell, Jeanne, Gregory, Dena Sue and Kathleen and great-grandmother of Amanda, Ryan and Susanna. Sister of Bert and George COWAN and Doreen GRANT and the late Het and Boyd. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), two hours prior to the service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 24th at one o'clock. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, would be appreciated.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
COWAN, Robert Douglas " Bob"
(Retired Sergeant of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force after 30 years of service) Peacefully after a short illness with cancer at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, June 5, 2005. Bob COWAN of Bradford at 68 years of age. Beloved husband of Anna (KRAMER.) Dear father of Barry (Susan) COWAN, Steven COWAN, Stephanie (David) ROGERS, James COWAN and Andrew COWAN. Dear brother of Betty (Bill) EDWARDS, and John (Sheila) COWAN. Dear brother-in-law of Bernard (Donna) KRAMER, Martin KRAMER, Nolly (Jennifer) KRAMER, Femmy KRAMER, and George KRAMER (Cathryn STEWARD/STEWART/STUART.) Also survived by 2 grandchildren. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa Street, Bradford on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
WARBURTON, Wanda (MUILLETTE)
At home on Monday, June 27, 2005. Wanda MUILLETTE, wife of the late Stanley WARBURTON. Predeceased by her step-son David. Lovingly remembered by her brother Earl and wife Licia and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Sandra COWAN, Tamworth, cousin Doug SCOTT and Gerry BROWN for their loving care. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, 613-354-3341 on Saturday, July 2nd at 2 p.m. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Salvation Army, War Amps or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-19 published
VAREY, Mildred Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga on July 17, 2005 in her 92nd year. Loving sister of Iva (Marvin COWAN) and sister-in-law of Kathleen VAREY. Special aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings Cliff (Mina), Margaret (Frank ROWE,) Milford and Manley (Frances.) Special friend of Beryl (the late Ray GOODNOUGH) and the Fishwicks. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (one block east of Dufferin) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in our chapel on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery (2845 Bloor St. West).

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
SINCLAIR, Florence E. " Flo" (née ALLAN)
(Homemaker, bridge player, sewer/knitter extraordinaire, world traveller, West China "mish kid", commited church member) On Wednesday August 10, 2005 at home, in her 86th year. Beloved mother of Peggy SINCLAIR and her husband Murray BROOKSBANK, Barbara SINCLAIR and her partner John FENWICK and Joan and her husband Keith DOYLE. Loving grandmother of Heather, Andrea, Ryan, Scott, Kristopher and Jeffrey. Predeceased by her husband Murray Douglas SINCLAIR, her brothers Robert and Malcolm ALLAN and her sisters Stella ALLAN, Caroline OLYNYK and Janet COWAN. Visitation at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr St.) Oakville, on Friday August 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service at Central Baptist Church (340 Rebecca St.) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2005. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ian Anderson House cancer hospice, or to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
GERELUS, Joseph
Suddenly, on August 12, 2005, in his 83rd year. Predeceased by loving wife Ann and son John. Beloved and devoted father of Alice (Don YEAMAN) and Linda (John COWAN.) Proud grandfather of Jason COWAN and Michelle (Gabriele PICCOLO.) Cherished by brother Alex and sister Mae. He will be sadly missed by many family and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele), on Monday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Panakhyda 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 9: 15 a.m., then to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church (La Rose) for Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Donations can be made to West Park Long Term Care and St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church. Online condolences at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-18 published
COWAN, William Hazen
Peacefully at his home, Centennial Place Nursing Home in Millbrook, Ontario, on Friday, September 16, 2005 in his 87th year. Beloved husband to Frances L. COWAN of Sault Ste. Marie and the late Ruth (née DOLLIMORE) COWAN. Dear father of Perry (Nancy,) Christine HALL (Richard), Lyle (Rose) and Graham (Janna). Proud grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 2. Brother of the late Robert and Doug COWAN. Friends will be received at the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, Ontario. on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 from 11: 00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The service will be held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Saint Thomas Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint Thomas Church Building Fund or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-05 published
COWAN, Daniel F.
Peacefully, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at Specialty Care - Mississauga, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Ruth (1976), and loving father of Gena and husband Bob, Rick and wife Mary. Proud grandfather of Jason and Eric. Daniel will be sadly missed by all his family and many Friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1535 South Gateway Road, Mississauga, 905-602-1580. Friends will be received an hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made through memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of Peel.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
BREAK, Isabell
At the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, November 10th, 2005. Isabell BREAK of Milton. Beloved wife of the late Roy BREAK. Loving mother of Gary and his wife Anne of Welland, Ian and his wife Donna of Mississauga, Ruth BREAK (Forbes) of Scarborough, Barbara and her husband Orest SHEIN of Georgetown, Ronald and his wife Linda of Rockwood, Clifford and his wife Annette of Strathroy, Donna and her husband David DUGUAY of Owen Sound and Dianne BREAK (Charters) of Milton. Greatly missed by her 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Remembered by her sister Evelyn COWAN. Predeceased by her brothers Allan, Harold and Tom (Bud) BUTSON. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th, 2005. A Funeral Service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton at 1: 00 p.m. on Monday, November 14th, 2005. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. If desired, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the the family.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-13 published
EDWARDS, Elizabeth " Betty"
Suddenly, on November 11, 2005, at home in Brampton, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Rob WHITCOMB and his wife Karen of London, Ontario, and predeceased by her sons Larry and Stephen EDWARDS. Grandmother of Aaron and Angela. Sister of John COWAN and his wife Sheila of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, and the late Robert COWAN and his wife Anna of Bradford, Ontario. Also missed by her niece and nephews. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton (905-451-2124), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Ward Chapel on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
BARNETT, Mary Gladys (née HARRISON) (1918-2005)
Peacefully, in her sleep, on December 26th, 2005 after celebrating Christmas at church and with her family. She will be deeply missed by her only daughter Alyson BARNETT- COWAN (Bruce,) her grandchildren Michael (Ryan Kathleen BURK/BURKE), Catherine and Francesca, her sister Margaret CROSS and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her younger brother Donald C. HARRISON (Joan.) Former wife of Thomas A.M. BARNETT of West Vancouver. Mary graduated from Branksome Hall and Trinity College, University of Toronto and served with great distinction in the "Wrens" during World War 2. Mary was a librarian at the University of Toronto and Anglican Theological College in Vancouver and gave many years of energetic volunteer service, especially to The Friends of the Library at Trinity College and to Saint Thomas Church. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 30th, 2005 at Saint Thomas Anglican Church (383 Huron Street, Toronto) at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Trinity College or Saint Thomas Anglican Church. A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be held at Trinity College at a later date.

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COWAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
DUXBURY, William
(Retired Principal Stouffville and Markham District Highschools)
Peacefully at Woodhaven on December 27, 2005. Bill in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie for 56 years. Loving Dad of Anne and her husband Alan MORRISON, Robert and his wife Mary, Lynne and her husband Malcolm SMITH, and Elaine and her husband Hans REICHENBACH. Proud Grandpa of Lisa and her husband Glen HARRISON, Jenna and her husband Jason COWAN, Michelle, Cameron, Ashley, Nicole, Kyle, Daniel and Melanie and great-grandpa to Carter, Madeline, Brenden, Amy and Lydia. Dear brother of Don and his wife Mary and Gloria HEAD. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from Stouffville United Church on Friday at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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