CROSIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
RYE, Velma Irene (née METHERAL)
Passed away peacefully with Friends by her side, on November 1st, 2005, in her 95th year, at the Community Nursing Home, Pickering, Ontario. Loving and devoted wife of the late Bernard RYE. Precious and special mother of Marlene RYE (of Ajax,) and Phyllis YORKE (of Keswick). Grandmother of Paul, Linda, Sharon and Brenda and great-grandmother of Heather and Hollie. Velma is survived by her sister Sara CROSIER (of Chesley) and she is predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth METHERAL and her sister Almeda MORNING, her brothers John, William (Sam,) Howard (Buddy) and Peter. Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Friday, November 4th, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of the Newmarket Chapter 282 Order of the Eastern Star Memorial Service at 2 p.m. in the chapel, followed by a Celebration of her life. To the end, Velma was very eloquent, brave and kind, as the aging process took its toll. A very special thanks to Ms. J.B. WALLACE, Administrator and friend to the end, to the staff and to Dr. Hans WEBER. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Wish Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-11-30 published
CROSS, Nina, Lorne, Larry and Wayne
In loving memory of a wonderful mother, father, brothers, grandparents and uncles: Nina, December 1, 2001; Lorne, October 19, 1989 Larry, March 19, 1974; Wayne, November 8, 1986.
Those we love go out of sight
But never out of mind.
They are cherished in the hearts
Of those they left behind.
-Sadly missed but always remembered, Donna, Steve, Jill, David BOWLES.
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CROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-20 published
WENDORF, Lena
Of Hanover, passed away at Saugeen Villa Nursing Home, Hanover, on Monday, April 18th, 2005. She was 93. Survived by daughter, Helen KRAFT and daughter-in-law, Marjorie WENDORF, both of Hanover, eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Clara CROSS, of Chesley and Tillie BARBER, of Acton. Predeceased by husband, Cecil; son, Harold daughter, Betty TREMAINE; two grand_sons; six brothers and six sisters. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario; St. Matthew's Evengelical Lutheran Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca
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CROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-13 published
HOSSFELD, Jean Irene (née CROSS)
Of R.R.#3, Walkerton, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, on Thursday, May 12th, 2005, in her 85th year. Dear mother of Ted, of R.R.#3, Walkerton, Special mom of Heinz BALSTER, of Walkerton. Cherished aunt of Margaret Anne SHORT and Bob GEORGE, both of Port Elgin, Robert and Helen PLETSCH, of Victoria, British Columbia, Marie BREILING, of Aptos, California and Don and Kathy PLETSCH, of Seaforth. Sadly missed by many cousins and Friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Harry brother, Jack CROSS; sister, Thelma (Gracie) GEORGE, and parents, Thomas and Jenny (JACKLIN) CROSS. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Friday, 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walkerton. Interment in Walkerton Cemetery, Walkerton. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Trinity Lutheran Memorial Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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CROSS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-16 published
RUSSEL, Lloyd
Lloyd RUSSELL passed away at home surrounded by his family on March 11, 2005 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Joanne. Loving father of Gerald and Bonnie CROSS of Wallaceburg, Joyce MOORE of Owen Sound, Travis and Nicole CROSS of Wallaceburg, Lance and Jocylin CROSS of Wallaceburg. Dear grandfather of Kim, John, Jamie Lynn and Amanda. Great grandfather of Julia. Brother Vic & Molly CROSS, Sam and Harit CROSS, Frank and Teresa CROSS, Stella & Don WEBSTER, Pat and George DEMAEYER and the late Dorothy CROSS, Mary and Fred SMITH. Predeceased by his first wife, the late Irene (DUBUQUE) CROSS (1961,) second wife, the late Amy (FOX) CROSS (1970), an infant daughter, and a grand_son Sean. Friends called at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin), in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, where the funeral service was held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment at Blackburn Cemetery followed a time of fellowship and refreshment at the Cavanagh Reception Centre. If desired, remembrances to the Terry Fox Foundation or Epilepsy Ontario may be left at the funeral home.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
ELDER, Gladys " Sue" Loreen (PASSMORE)
Peacefully at Cama Woodlands Nursing Home, Burlington, on February 11, 2005, in her 91st year. Loving wife of Lorne C. ELDER for 62 years. Predeceased by her parents, one sister, six brothers and grandchild Scott. Survived by sister-in-law Leone PASSMORE of Aylmer, Ontario. Will be sadly missed by her children, Ken ELDER (Carol) of Ottawa, Jean MacBRIDE (Bob) of Cumberland Center, Maine, Kathy FULMER (Ray) of Waterdown, John ELDER (Cheryl) of Belleville. Beloved Grandmother of Eric, Ingrid, Ajana, Garrick, Sara, Aubrey and Mark. Sue's greatest wish in life was that all her family and Friends would enjoy life and take advantage of any new opportunities or challenges. Friends and family were very important to Sue. We were all deeply inspired by such a fun loving Mom and wife and have wonderful memories of a life lived to its fullest. Her infectious smile and hearty laugh remained with her through her final days. Sue would have wished to express her thanks to Dr. CROSS and Dr. JONES who were so caring and attentive and to the staff at Cama Woodlands for their loving care. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Hensall in the Spring. If desired, donations may be made to the Cama Woodlands Nursing Home, Residents Music Enjoyment, 159 Panin Road, Burlington, Ontario L7P 5A6. "Each time we remember, we meet again with those we love, for the heart never forgets".

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-02 published
SISCO, Susan Louise (née SHISKO)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Thursday, February 10, 2005, Susan Louise SISCO. Loving daughter of Marguerite JONES and the late Frederick SHISKO. Dear sister of Connie PRITCHARD and Patricia HARDING of London. Aunt of Tracy and Bryan O'BRIGHT of Ottawa, Catharine and Vince TRUDELL and Emily HARDING and Murray CROSS of London. Susan received her Master of Social Work from The University of Western Ontario and went on to a professional career working for the John Howard Society. She also had a successful business career selling real estate for Royal LePage. Throughout her life she drew great strength from her faith and Friends. Those Susan touched will fondly remember her warm smile, gentle nature, kindness, compassion and loyalty to others. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2005 at 7 p.m. at The Bethesda Centre, 54 Riverview Avenue. If desired expressions of sympathy and memorial donations (Canadian Cancer Society or Salvation Army-Bethesda Centre) may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-11 published
WEST, Melbourne Stewart
At the Bobier Villa on Wednesday March 9, 2005, Melbourne Stewart WEST of R.R.#3 Dutton. Stewart was born February 1, 1906 at Ridgetown. Beloved husband of the late Jane (WILSON) WEST for 66 years, married March 19, 1933 at Turin United Church parsonage. Dear father of James and Leta WEST of R.R.#3 Dutton. Beloved grandfather of Calvin of Whitby, Dwayne and Bubbly of Oakville, Anne WEST and Jeff BURCHILL of Sarnia, Colleen WEST of Maple and great grandfather of Alexandria, Ratten, Claire and Colin. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Martha (SANDERS) WEST, a son Arthur (2000) brother Kiah and sister Jane (Jenny) CROSS.
Stewart farmed at Ridgetown, was active in Erie St. United Church and Ridgetown FairBoard. He moved with his family February 1954 in R.R.#3 Dutton where he farmed until retiring to Bobier Villa. He was active in Wallacetown United Church and acted as treasurer for Mission and Service for 30 years and secretary for the pastoral charge for 25 years. He joined the Wallacetown FairBoard in 1957 and was President in 1963, and continued to contribute for 42 years. He served as chairman and custodian for Wallacetown Hall. He was agent for the Dekalb Seed Corn Company. He had a great interest in his hobbies of model railroading and Monday night card parties. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton Friday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday March 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery Donations to Wallacetown United Church or Bobier Villa would be appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
CROSS, Agnes
At Hudson Manor in Tilbury, on Thursday March 17th, 2005 Mrs. Agnes CROSS of Tilbury and formerly of Chatham, in her 85th year. Loving daughter of the late Elgin and Reava Simpson. Beloved wife of late Francis CROSS (1996.) Loving mother of Warren and his wife Loel of Chatham, and Wayne and his wife Annette of Tilbury. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Janet, Sara, Lorren, Wayne jr., Ryan, Scott and Devon, and great-grandchildren Dylon, Owen, Wendall, Rachael, and Brett. Dear sister of Myrtle and her late husband Jim ALEXANDER of California. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, (352-2710) on Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm. A funeral service for Mrs. CROSS will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday March 21st at 1: 00pm with Reverend George ALLAN of Sprucedale United Church officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Friends planning and expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association and Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
CROSS, Raymond James
In loving memory of Ray (Raymond James) our dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away April 21st, 2002.
Know that we miss you each and every day
And though many things in our lives have changed since you left us
You have been with us every step of the way
Know that your gentle and caring manner remains with us always.
Loved forever Mar, Brenda and Launie, Brad, Joel, Craig and Scott.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-07 published
VAN PELT, Herman
Peacefully at University Hospital on Sunday, June 5th, 2005, Herman VAN PELT of London in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Cynthia VAN PELT. Dear father of Han VAN PELT, Robert VAN PELT, Elyse CROSS, and Suzanna VAN PELT. Step-father of Claire HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Kathi MADDUX, Jane SPENCER, and Ellen SANGSTER. Loving grandfather of numerous grandchildren and great-grand-children. Predeceased by son Conrad (1954). Family will receive Friends at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. (east of Highbury) on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. where the funeral service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation wuld be gratefully acknowledged.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-17 published
CROSS, James Glen
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, August 15, 2005, James Glen CROSS of Port Burwell in his 56th year. Born in Windsor, Ontario on September 16, 1948. Beloved partner of Donna KALMAN. Sister of Darlene HAYEALL of Toronto. Loving father of Cameron and wife Katie of London, Graham of Toronto, Casey of Vancouver and Karlie of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Lawson, Ashton and Kayla. Also survived by a nephew Troy HAYEALL. Predeceased by his parents Ivor and Elsie (SPEDDING) CROSS. He was a retired Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Life and lived in the Aylmer area since 1990. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-18 published
CROSS, James Glen
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, August 15, 2005, James Glen CROSS of Port Burwell in his 56th year. Born in Windsor, Ontario on October 16, 1948. Beloved partner of Donna KALMAN. Sister of Darlene HAYBALL of Toronto. Loving father of Cameron and wife Katie of London, Graham of Toronto, Casey of Vancouver and Karlie of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Lawson, Ashton and Kayla. Also survived by a nephew Troy HAYBALL. Predeceased by his parents Ivor and Elsie (SPEDDING) CROSS. He was a retired Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Life and lived in the Aylmer area since 1990. Funeral service at H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. Donations to the London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-02 published
VISSCHER, Helmich " Henry"
Of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Lisa (ZIELEMEN) VISSCHER and dearly loved father of Arend and his wife Joann VISSCHER of Paynes Mills and their children Mark, Brent and Scott, Diane and her husband Leo VANDYK of Saint Thomas and their children Lori, Steven, Kevin and Nicole, Henry and his wife Nancy VISSCHER of Paynes MILLS and their children Robert, Carrie, Jeff, Jason and Shelly, Mary-Anne and her husband Doug CROSS of Saint Thomas and their children Katie and Greg and Nick and his wife Julie VISSCHER of Saint Thomas and their children Aryn, Meghan, Jacqueline and Michael. Sadly missed by several great-grandchildren, 5 sisters in Holland and a number of nieces and nephews. Henry was born in Holland on November 27, 1920, the son of the late Arend and Jentje VISSCHER. He was a member of the Free Reformed Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Friday afternoon and then to the Free Reformed Church (St. George St.) for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2: 30 to 4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
WRIGHT, Elsie (RICHARDSON)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, November 25, 2005, Elsie (RICHARDSON) WRIGHT, of Ingersoll, in her 90th year. Wife of the late Ernie WRIGHT (1980.) Dear mother of Mary and her husband John CROSS of North Carolina, Florence and her husband Bryan HUTCHESON of R.R.#2, Ingersoll and Ruth Ann and her husband Dave SIMS of Kintore. Dear grandmother of Dean and Lisa HUTCHESON, Marsh and Greg LITT, Ryan and Kinga SIMS and Melissa SIMS and six great grandchildren. Dear sister of Mildred RICHARDSON of Woodstock, Ted RICHARDSON and his wife Agnes of Woodstock and Harvey RICHARDSON and his wife Janet of Sarnia. Predeceased by one sister Ruth RAND (2004.) Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Monday 3-5 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. (Visitation also one hour prior to service time). Rev. Jim CARR officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
McAUSLAN, Lila Marguerite (née ELSOM)
Formerly of R.R.#1 Bothwell, passed away peacefully at Beattie Haven Retirement Community, Wardsville on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at the age of 86. Born in Enniskillen Twp., daughter of the late Herbert and Mabel (BROWN) ELSOM. Beloved wife of the late Bruce McAUSLAN (1987.) Lila is survived by sisters Evelyn CROSS of R.R.#1 Bothwell, Eleanor THOMAS of Peterborough; a brother Alfred ELSOM of Wardsville, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Alice McCRACKEN. At Lila's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place with the interment in Shetland Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Beattie Haven Retirement Community would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, Bothwell (519-695-2716) "A tree will be planted in Memory of Lila McAuslan in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-17 published
HARRISON, Donald Christopher, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
(April 5, 1925-August 15, 2005)
Naval veteran of World War 2 (known to his naval Friends as "Hardtack")
Died at his home in Toronto on August 15, 2005 in his 81st year. son of the late Dr. Frederick C. HARRISON and Gladys SUTHERLAND. Survived by his sisters Mary BARNETT and Margaret CROSS of Toronto. He is also survived by the love of his life Dr. Joan Fletcher HARRISON to whom he has been happily married for 55 years. He was the father of Michael (Sarah FRENCH) of Guelph, Dr. Christopher (Deb BLAIR) of Calgary, Dr. David (Dr. Cathy LE FEUVRE) of Mississauga and Dr. Helen of Ottawa. He has 8 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was born and brought up in Toronto. He attended Rosedale Public School, Upper Canada College and Royal Canadian Naval College. In 1944-1945 he was the navigator of M.T.B. 745 and 736 of the 65th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla operating in the English Channel, the North Sea and the Scheldt Estuary. When the war ended he became a medical student in the infamous ex-service year of the University of Toronto, graduating in 1950. Five years of postgraduate work at Toronto teaching hospitals and the Banting Institute were followed by six marvelous years of practice at Deep River, Ontario. Returning to Toronto, he conducted private practice and was a medical officer with Bell Canada for 27 years. During this time he served as Medical Officer for the Eastern Arctic Patrol in 1962 and 1965, screening Inuit in the Eastern Arctic for tuberculosis. While with Bell he had many visits to Saudi Arabia, looking after Bell employees while Bell put in a new telecommunications system in the Kingdom.
Don has been a life-long cottager at Go Home Bay, was president of the Madawaska Club at Go Home Bay, a member of Alpine Ski Club and the Aesculapian Club. He had a passionate love of skiing, boating and especially sailing.
The family thanks Dr. John KIM, Dr. Anoo TAMBER, and the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital for their care and thoughtful consideration.
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. on Thursday, August 18. A funeral service will be held at 1 o'clock on Friday August 19 at Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St Clair Ave. West (at Wychwood Ave.), Toronto.
If desired, donations to the Toronto Brigantine Inc, 249 Queen's Quay West Unit 111, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N5 or to the Canadian Red Cross, 1623 Yonge Street, Toronto Ontario M4T 2A1 would be greatly appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
NELSON, Samuel Banks III "Sam"
Passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the age of 71. Beloved companion of Valerie VLACHOS. Loving father of Howard (Jill), Jeff (Jan) and Jamie (Leslie). Cherished Gramps of Corey, Andrea, Emma, Jess and Ryan. Dear brother of Jean RAE of Kitchener, Bill (Marjorie), David (Beverley), Lindsay (Julie), and Barbara ELMHIRST. Predeceased by his sister Nancy GOMBERT. Step-brother of Betty CROSS (Bob) and Don SHEPPARD. Sam is survived by a loving group of cousins, nieces and nephews. Sam was an avid sports enthusiast, who participated by playing fastball and coaching youth baseball in the Burlington Community. For many years Sam was the owner of Nelson Door and Hardware in Burlington. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Brain Injury Association or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-15 published
Donald HARRISON, Sailor And Physician (1925-2005)
A naval veteran and doctor, he travelled the North to care for Inuit in remote settlements and helped suppress a tuberculosis epidemic
By Tammy LABER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, September 15, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Donald HARRISON helped reduce tuberculosis among the Inuit from near-epidemic proportions. In 1962 and 1965, he served as medical officer aboard the C.D. Howe, a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker that patrolled the Eastern Arctic.
He was part of a medical party of four doctors, two nurses, several interpreters and support staff. Each season, they covered about 18,000 kilometres of the North in search of the disease. With the help of his colleagues, he examined almost every inhabitant of Canada's 30 northern-most communities, some merely Hudson's Bay outposts, in such areas of the Eastern Arctic as the Hudson Strait, the Queen Elizabeth Islands and Baffin Island.
Tuberculosis "was the smallpox of the time," said his daughter Helen HARRISON, a historian for the federal government in Ottawa. For years, tuberculosis had raged across the North, where it had infected thousands of Inuit. In the early part of last century, an epidemic had taken authorities by surprise. According to Health Canada, it is probable that First Nations people had less immunity to European strains of tuberculosis, and lacked drugs to cure the disease. By the 1950s, tuberculosis remained a serious problem, fuelled by overcrowding and poor diets that mostly depended on caribou meat. Just 10 years earlier, the annual risk of infection had been among the highest in the world at 25 per cent a year. The disease had scourged the Arctic, claiming more than 700 victims for every 100,000 people, a death rate that remains among the highest ever recorded. In small children, mortality from tuberculosis meningitis was anywhere from 500 to 2,000 per 100,000. Among their older brothers and sisters in residential schools, the death rate approached a staggering 8,000 per 100,000.
By the time Dr. HARRISON arrived in the North, the disease had been largely brought under control. Unlike Greenland and Alaska, where tuberculosis was still an enormous problem, Canada had launched a massive prevention program that combined direct vaccination and oral medication with the result that the mortality rate had dropped to a fraction of that seen during the horror years.
Even so, studies showed that First Nations peoples remained eight times more likely to come down with tuberculosis than other Canadians and Dr. HARRISON's team feared another epidemic.
During his first visit, every person he examined was given a chest X-ray, which was checked by the radiologist in the medical party. Almost without exception, the population of each settlement showed up to be examined. If active tuberculosis was detected, the patient was hospitalized on board and later taken to a sanitarium in the South. In all, 75 Inuit patients out of 2,500 examined were taken from their communities in this manner. The Inuit were generally willing to be moved, because they had seen seriously ill relatives leave on the ship only to return "well and healthy a year or two later," Dr. HARRISON once remarked.
Indeed, the strategy seemed to have some effect in stopping the spread of the disease, because by his second trip, the disease had diminished in incidence.
As well as screening for tuberculosis, the Eastern Arctic Patrol performed an annual survey of the health of the Inuit. To make this possible, the C.D. Howe was equipped with an X-ray machine and a darkroom, a dispensary, an operating room, dental office and special quarters to house up to 40 Inuit patients.
Dr. HARRISON never returned to the North but the results of his work and that of the other doctors who followed him continue to be recorded. Health Canada reports that in the past 20 years, the total number of cases of tuberculosis has been falling rapidly. The mortality rate is approaching zero and the incidence rate is shrinking by a record 14 per cent each year.
Donald HARRISON grew up the son of a Toronto doctor, attended Rosedale Public School and spent summers at the family cottage on Go Home Bay near Honey Harbour, Ontario, where he learned a thing or two about how to handle a boat. He attended Upper Canada College during the war years when the school accelerated its studies, and graduated at 16. Having grown up around boats, he decided the place for him was the navy and he entered a special two-year class at the Royal Canadian Naval College. By 19, he landed on the deck of a glamorous and dashing motor torpedo boat as the junior officer and navigator.
By all accounts, he felt at home. An motor torpedo boat, after all, was just an enlarged version of the low and lean speedboats of his youth. Measuring between 20 and 30 metres, they were enormously powerful and maneuverable weapons that could reach speeds of about 65 kilometres an hour. With a crew of three officers and about 30 men, they were powered by four Packard engines that turned out a whopping 5,000 horsepower but offered few comforts. They carried four torpedoes and a variety of deck guns and mostly worked at night. Each evening, squadrons of motor torpedo boats set off from ports in the English Channel to cause havoc among German forces and returned only in the morning.
Known to his naval Friends as "Hardtack," Dr. HARRISON was "a real gentleman, cheerful, practical and down to earth, with a ready sense of humour," says Professor Bob STAIRS, who served with him on the 65th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla, one of two flotillas manned by Canadians. Between 1944 and 1945, "Hardtack" served as navigator on motor torpedo boats 745 and "We patrolled the English Channel, and then the Belgian and Dutch coasts, the Scheldt Estuary and the North Sea. We would leave an hour before sunset and take a position where we could intercept anyone trying to raid our shipping," said Prof. STAIRS, who taught at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and is now retired.
While the war at sea was winding down, danger was never far away. In February of 1945, Dr. HARRISON's flotilla was suddenly transferred overnight to Ostend, Belgium, to replace five motor torpedo boats destroyed in a gruesome refuelling fire that killed 26 Canadian sailors. He later signed up for the Pacific, but was on leave when the war ended.
After the war, he became a medical student at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1950. He decided to make a specialty of internal medicine and did five years of postgraduate work at Toronto teaching hospitals and at the Banting Institute, which is part of the University of Toronto.
While in medical school, he became reacquainted with a childhood friend, Joan FLETCHER, who was preparing for a career in medical research. Years before, they had been summer companions at Go Home Bay, where her family also had a cottage. They discovered they had much in common and one thing led to another until, in 1950, they married.
Dr. HARRISON spent six years in Deep River, a company town near Atomic Energy of Canada's Chalk River nuclear facility. This research and development laboratory was set up after the war to "promote the peaceful uses of nuclear power," said Dr. Joan HARRISON, who worked part-time at the facility.
Returning to Toronto, he conducted private practice and was a medical officer with Bell Canada for 27 years. It was during this time that Bell loaned him to the Department of National Health and Welfare to work in the North. He also made many visits to Saudi Arabia to care for Bell employees sent to install a new telecommunications system in the Kingdom.
Dr. HARRISON was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and demonstrated a keen sense of duty as a family physician. "We grew to dread the phone at dinner time," said his son Christopher. "Many meals were interrupted as he went out on a house call." In retirement, he also offered medical attention to cottagers who sought him out on his dock at Go Home Bay.
Sometimes, they got an earful from his bugle, an instrument with which he had become reacquainted. He had learned the bugle while in military college, where he had been assigned to playing Reveille. At Go Home Bay, he lowered the flag (the White Ensign, not "Pearson's new flag") and played The Last Post every night. To the end, he corrected other cottagers who mistook it for the American Taps.
Donald Christopher HARRISON was born in Toronto on April 5, 1925. He died of cancer at home on August 16, 2005. He was 80. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Joan HARRISON, and their four children, Michael, Christopher, David and Helen. He also leaves sisters, Mary BARNETT and Margaret CROSS, and eight grandchildren.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-15 published
WILCOX, Albert Edward "Ab"
Passed away at Alexander Place Nursing Home in Waterdown on Monday November 14, 2005 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late C. Edith WILCOX (née McKINNEY.) Loving father of Jane KELLY and her husband Kevin of Kingston, Georgia (Dordi) CUNNINGHAM and her husband Graham of Kincardine, Roger WILCOX of Burlington and Ted WILCOX and his wife Lesley of Waterdown. Cherished grandfather of Heather (Doug WRIGHT,) Sean KELLY (Lesley McCONNELL,) Kimberley NELSON (Jay SMITH), Michael NELSON, Erin WILCOX, and great-grandfather of Rachel, Matthew, Leah, Crystal and Megan. Dear brother of Georgia DAVIES (Lyn) and brother-in-law of Gladys McKINNEY. Predeceased by his sister Helen and grand_son Matthew WILCOX. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment in Owen Sound at a later date. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Foundation would be sincerely appreciated. Ab's family would like to thank the staff of Village Manor, Alexander Place, Home Area 4, the Bayshore Home Health Care workers and Dr. Randy CROSS for their truly kind and compassionate care.
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CROSS 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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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
EBDEN, Michael Gordon Lambert
Longtime and greatly missed employee of Crown Cork and Seal. Suddenly at his place of work on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005 at the age of 72 years. Michael, beloved husband of the late Margaret. Loving father of Michele and her husband Scott O'LEARY, and Mark and his wife Julie and of the late Michael. Cherished grandpa of Steven, Tyler, Kyle, Mandy, Lisa, Patrick and Francesca. Dear brother of Molly and her husband Vic CROSS of Blenheim, Daphne of Scotland, Sandra WALFORD of Ridgetown, and of the late Betty, Geoffrey, James, and Graham. Survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Friday, February 4th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Saturday, Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation. In memory of Michael, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
GREEN, Iris Catherine (née TEDRAKE)
On February 4, 2005 at Scarborough General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving mother to Helen and her husband Steve CROSS, Terry and his wife Judy and Janice and her husband Paul MacCRACKEN. Nanny will be sadly missed by her grandchildren: Darren, Sean, Jackie, Kevin, Lauren and Tory. Beloved sister to Margaret and her husband Peter WORSTER and the late Philip TEDRAKE and his wife Margaret. Iris will be fondly remembered by her many Friends. Special thanks to Dr. GROSSMAN, Dr. ZALEWSKI and all of the wonderful staff of the Scarborough General, Scarborough Grace and Oshawa General Hospitals Oncology Departments. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Saturday, February 12, 2005 from 2-3 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will follow in the Ogden Chapel at 3 p.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
CROSS, Harold " George"
Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Margaret CROSS (STALLARD) of Campbellford. Loving father of Sandra LAW (and Roy,) the late Keith CROSS (and Eileen,) Lynda DOWNES (and Bob,) Susan GOODALL (and Ray,) Valerie SHEPPARD, Michael CROSS (and Corey.) Grandfather of Chris, Jason, Grant, Lindsay, Alicia and Braden and great-grandfather of 4. Brother of Marion SMITH, Don CROSS, and Eileen LUTTRELL. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Weaver Family Funeral Home, 77 Second Street, Campbellford. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 106 in Hastings at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
Slayer of ex-girlfriend found dead
Apparent suicide in Quebec hotel
Free on $1,500 bail when couple shot
By Betsy POWELL and Richard BRENNAN, Staff Reporters
The ex-boyfriend of a woman he stalked, terrorized and last Friday night shot to death appears to have killed himself in a Quebec hotel room.
John KOVACS, 52, was free on bail -- on charges of criminal harassment and threatening death -- when he ambushed Szilvia VERES, 35, and wounded her husband Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, in an underground apartment parking garage in North York.
The scenario is all too common -- and yet avoidable, says Pamela CROSS, who expressed frustration about the process that's supposed to keep stalkers away from their victims.
"This woman had moved on and was seeking the protection of the criminal system and she failed to get it," said CROSS, legal director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children.
The minister responsible for women's issues in the Ontario government pointed to a pilot program aimed at making better assessments of risk in such cases. But critics say there's no reason to delay bringing in tougher bail rules for men charged with stalking and harassment.
Court documents show KOVACS was released on $1,500 bail after appearing in a Finch Ave. W. courtroom last November. Police had charged him with three counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering a death threat stemming from three incidents last year.
Police believe KOVACS had a short-term relationship with VERES. They broke up last March and VERES married KEMENCZY in November.
The court records indicate the couple complained after he watched a house near Steeles Ave. and Bathurst St. last August 29. On another occasion, KOVACS followed VERES "from place to place" and on October 23, he threatened to kill KEMENCZY.
It's unclear when he was first charged, but he was released on bail on condition he stay more than 200 metres from any place where VERES or KEMENCZY "live, work, attend school or happen to be as known to you." He was also ordered not to use or possess a cellphone. There was no condition to seek counselling.
His surety, according to court documents, was Nicolaus SZILY, believed to be an old friend of KOVACS, who worked as a machinist for an aircraft company. KOVACS was supposed to be living at SZILY's home in the city's west end.
SZILY could not be reached for comment last night.
Between his arrest and last Friday's shooting, KOVACS made several court appearances. His next court date was tomorrow.
The tragic turn of events underscores the ineffectiveness of bail conditions and the need for courts to take a long hard look at an alleged stalker's capacity for violence, said CROSS.
"I really don't understand what it's going to take to get the criminal system to understand that these are men who by nature of the charge of criminal harassment are at extremely high risk of re-offending," she said yesterday.
"We have advocated for some years... that the bail system in Ontario be overhauled and there should be a requirement, not just that a risk assessment be completed by the police, but that that risk assessment be presented by the Crown in the bail hearings."
If the judge or justice of the peace doesn't follow the recommendation, he or she would have to provide reasons why not, she continued.
Social Services Minister Sandra PUPATELLO, responsible for women's issues, said government, agencies and police have to keep trying to protect women from men -- usually spouses or former lovers who want to hurt them.
PUPATELLO admitted that restraining orders and police charges will not stop a "crazy person from doing a crazy thing, but to the extent we can change that, we have to,"
In December, the Liberal government released a domestic violence action plan calling for a consistent police response to things like restraining orders and an assessment tool for police to determine risk of continued violence.
"In the past January, we started the pilot project in Ottawa and North Bay in both English and French for an assessment tool that actually determines the risk of flight, risk of violence," PUPATELLO said.
"My fear is that there are people who come in (to the system) and they are back out... (and the question is) should they be back out and we are not going to know the answer to that until we implement this kind of review."
New Democratic Party member of provincial parliament Marilyn CHURLEY (Toronto-Danforth) pointed to past inquests into the deaths of women killed by spouses and ex-lovers and asked how many more woman have to die before government follows through.
"The recommendations are there and they are just not being followed up on, and I was just stricken when I heard about this latest death," CHURLEY said.
"There are huge problems with underenforcement of restraining orders," she added.
After witnesses: reported KOVACS had fled the scene in his silver Honda, police issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Around 4 p.m. Monday, workers at a hotel in Rivière-du-Loup, about 200 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, discovered KOVACS dead of a single gunshot wound. He was identified through fingerprints.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, but police don't yet know if it was the one used to shoot the couple.
Toronto police have not been able to locate KOVACS' next of kin and they are asking the public for help. They believe he is originally from eastern Europe. Police also had difficulty tracking down VERES's relatives, but they have notified her mother, who lives in Hungary, homicide Detective Terry BROWNE said yesterday.
KEMENCZY is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. The investigation is continuing.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-18 published
MORTSON, Margaret " Peggy" (née AVISON)
Passed away peacefully at Ballycliffe Nursing Home, Ajax on Sunday, February 13th, 2005, at age 86 years. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lorne. Loving mother of Alan and his wife Lucy, Ron and his wife Jill, Marie and her husband Don CROSS. Dearly loved Grandma of Peter and his wife Nicole, Eric, Jeff and his wife Kristen, and Sheila. Adoring Great-Grandma of Brayden and Ashley. Long time member of Newtonbrook United Church. Friends may visit after 1 p.m. at the R. S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St. at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel Sunday 2 p.m.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
YORK, Agnes " Essie"
Peacefully on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at Woodhall Park, Brampton. Essie, loving wife to Frank for 59 years. Dear mother of Cathie and Fred ELLARBY. Grandma of Colleen. Survived by her sisters Cathie BURNSIDE, Ann PATERSON and Jean CROSS, all of Scotland, and her sisters-in-law Teresa WINFIELD and Rita GREEN. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Friday after 10 a.m. for Service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Special thank you to the Woodhall family for their loving care and Friendship.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
CROSS, Fortuna Carmen
Peacefully at King Garden Place, on Wednesday, April 6, 2005. Beloved wife of Captain Cameron CROSS. Dear mother of Bruce and Brian SIMMONS and predeceased by her son Brandon SIMMONS. Grandmother of Andrea, Brian, Brandon, and Paola. Survived by her brother Pablo MARTINEZ of Peru. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Saturday April 9, 2005 at one o'clock, with visitation beginning at 12 noon. Cremation.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
CRAIG, John Blair " Jack"
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Saturday June 11th, 2005 in his 68th year; beloved husband of Patricia Joan MacUMBER; loved father of Joan BALOGH and her husband Tim of Orangeville and Jeffrey and his wife Leslie of North Bay; dear grandfather of John, Brian and Haley; also sadly missed by his sister Jean PENIC and his sister Diana LEDUC; predeceased by his parents Joseph and Helen CRAIG and Evelyn CROSS and his sisters Helen and Joyce. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel 21 First Street, Orangeville on Monday June 13th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday June 14th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Jack in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday September 11th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com).

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-16 published
JOHNSTON, James " Ted" (1933-2005)
Passed away, at Kitchener-Waterloo Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Mary for 49 years. Dear father of Ted, Kathrine, Patty and Mary Ann and their spouses, Tim YOUNG, George ELLERY, Milutin VUKOVIC and Pat CEH. Lovingly remembered as papa by Nathan and Ryan and as grandpa by Tianna and Marco. Cherished brother of Beverly ARMITAGE and her husband Bob. Survived by his sisters-in-law, Betty ERSKINE and Sharon PINKNEY and her husband David as well as his brother-in-law Peter CROSS. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Irene JOHNSTON and his brother Willard. Ted was an honorary member for 32 years of I.U.E.C. (Local 90) Schindler Elevator. A memorial service to celebrate Ted's life will be held in the chapel of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. The family will receive Friends one half hour prior to the service from 2-2: 30 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Independent Living Centre in Kitchener. Donations may be arranged by contacting the funeral home. Condolences / Donations / Flowerswww.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
GREEN, Elizabeth Maude Isabel Cross
Passed away peacefully in Parry Sound on Wednesday, August 10th, 2005, age 88 years. Beloved wife of the late William Howell GREEN. Dear mother of Philip (Moe) of Toronto; Denis and his wife Kelly of Corvallis, Oregon; Susan and her husband Donald BRUNTON of Parry Sound; Ronson and his wife Cindy of Hamilton; and Ronald and his wife Ruth of Onaping. Lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Philip CROSS of Toronto. Fondly remembered by her nieces, other relatives, and Friends. Service of Remembrance to take place in the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (1-800-265-2218) on Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Friends, Parry Sound Humane Society or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated by the family.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-17 published
HARRISON, Donald Christopher, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
(April 5, 1925-August 15, 2005)
Naval Veteran of World War 2 (known to his naval Friends as "Hardtack") Died at his home in Toronto on August 15, 2005 in his 81st year. son of the late Dr. Frederick C. HARRISON and Gladys SUTHERLAND. Survived by his sisters Mary BARNETT and Margaret CROSS of Toronto. He is also survived by the love of his life Dr. Joan Fletcher HARRISON to whom he has been happily married for 55 years. He was the father of Michael (Sarah FRENCH) of Guelph, Dr. Christopher (Deb BLAIR) of Calgary, Dr. David (Dr. Cathy LE FEUVRE) of Mississauga and Dr. Helen of Ottawa. He has 8 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was born and brought up in Toronto. He attended Rosedale Public School, Upper Canada College and Royal Canadian Naval College. In 1944-1945 he was the navigator of M.T.B. 745 and 736 of the 65th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla operating in the English Channel, the North Sea and the Scheldt Estuary. When the war ended he became a medical student in the infamous ex-service year of the University of Toronto, graduating in 1950. Five years of postgraduate work at Toronto teaching hospitals and the Banting Institute were followed by six marvelous years of practice at Deep River, Ontario. Returning to Toronto, he conducted private practice and was a medical officer with Bell Canada for 27 years. During this time he served as Medical Officer for the Eastern Arctic Patrol in 1962 and 1965, screening Inuit in the Eastern Arctic for tuberculosis. While with Bell he had many visits to Saudi Arabia, looking after Bell employees while Bell put in a new telecommunications system in the Kingdom. Don has been a life-long cottager at Go Home Bay, was president of the Madawaska Club at Go Home Bay, a member of Alpine Ski Club and the Aesculapian Club. He had a passionate love of skiing, boating and especially sailing. The family thanks Dr. John KIM, Dr. Anoo TAMBER, and the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital for their care and thoughtful consideration. 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. on Thursday, August 18. A funeral service will be held at 1 o'clock on Friday, August 19 at Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. West (at Wychwood Ave.), Toronto. If desired, donations to the Toronto Brigantine Inc., 249 Queen's Quay West, Unit 111, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N5 or to the Canadian Red Cross, 1623 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2A1 would be greatly appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
CROSS, Robert
At Quinte Healthcare, Bancroft on October 11, 2005. Robert CROSS, beloved husband of Dorothy and loving father of Barry, Thomas and the late Robert. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Baragar Funeral Home in Bancroft on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation.

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KIRKBY, Thelma Zena (née MORBEY)
Big Cedar Lake, Ontario. Born June 28, 1917 to the late Elizabeth and Frederick MORBEY, Belleville, Ontario. Died Monday, October 10, 2005 in Peterborough. Predeceased by sisters Vera JONES and Grace SINCLAIR. Beloved wife of the late Ontario Provincial Police Supt. Alfred E. KIRKBY. Devoted mother of Jo-Ann E. (Keith S.) HENDERSON, Blenheim, Patricia J. (J. David) JAMES, Lakefield, and Penny E. (J. Kim) CROSS, Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Laura (Rich) DAYNES, Lakefield, Shaylene (Scott) PIND, Peterborough, Simon CROSS and Joelle CROSS, Toronto. Dearly loved great-grandmother of Emily, Jeffrey and Ethan DAYNES and of Elise, Danielle and Sophie PIND. Sister-at-heart of Joan and Dave BAKER. A memorial service to celebrate Thelma's life will be held at Young's Point United Church, 2 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2005, with visitation from 1 p.m. The family requests memorial donations be made to Peterborough Regional Health Centre or Young's Point United Church.

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CROSS 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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