CROTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-21 published
SISLER, Jean
(Long-time employee of Ontario Hydro and Office Specialty). Peacefully, at her residence in Newmarket, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in her 76th year. Beloved sister of Mary, Florence, Gert (Mrs. Jack VERNON,) and the late Audrey and Helen. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces Dawn (Mrs. Pat LABARBERA) and Wendy (Mrs. Bill GALE;) grand-nieces Shannon and Heather; and long-time friend Gloria CROTIN. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. A celebration of Jane's life will be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by interment of cremated remains at Zion Cemetery, Zepher. Memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CROTTIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
KIRWIN, William Henry Albert
Bill KIRWIN passed away at home on Sunday, May 15, 2005 in his 93rd year. Fern, his "Dear Wife" of 58 years was at his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Lorna and grandchildren Heidi and Adam JAKOP, son Peter and grandchildren Christine, Jonathan and Brian KIRWIN, Kollen and Colleen CROTTIE, daughter-in-law Carol KIRWIN and grand_son-in-law Christopher PATEY. Bill, beloved son of Louise McManus KIRWIN, was predeceased by his sisters Pat and Jean and brothers Ed and Vic. His brother Fred resides in Kitchener. Visitation will be at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 2570 Danforth Ave., Toronto on Thursday, May 19 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, May 20 from 10-11 a.m. with funeral service following at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
CROUCH, Dorothy
Peacefully at Versa Care Nursing Home on April 28, 2005, Mrs. Dorothy CROUCH in her 80th year. Beloved wife of 48 years to Arthur CROUCH. Will be sadly missed by her sister Helen FIFE, and brothers-in-law Charles and Leonard CROUCH. Loving aunt of Michael FIFE, Jackie WILLIAMS (Jim), Joan DUNCAN, David SWALLOWELL, Patricia MITCHELL, Betty McLEOD, Diane SWALLOWELL, Fred CROUCH, Richard CROUCH, Lynne NICKLE and Ronald CROUCH. Great aunt to Brian, Pam, Steven, Sharon, Andrew, Grant and Keith, and great great aunt to Alex, Micheala and Megan. Predeceased by her parents Floyd CLAUS and Gladys BALLANTINE, brothers-in-law Jack FIFE and Herbert CROUCH and sisters-in-law Winnifred HAMMOND and Ethel SWALLOWELL. Dorothy worked as a telephone operator in the towns of Sheddon and Talbotville. She was a member of the Mount Zion United Church of London and had been a member of the Eastern Star. Memorial Service will be conducted in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street) on Monday May 2, 2005 at 3 pm, where the visitation will be held 1 hour prior. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-22 published
WORTON, Frieda Marjorie (MORLEY)
At Caressant Care in Courtland on Friday, May 20th, 2005 Frieda Marjorie (MORLEY) WORTON formerly of London, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Bert WORTON. Dear mother of Jack and his wife Marianne WORTON of Long Point and Bob and his wife Bev WORTON of New Brunswick. Loved by 3 grandchildren Vicki, Chris and Jeff. Dear sister of Edith CROUCH and her husband Charlie of Ayr. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block East of Egerton) on Tuesday, from 12-2 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 24th at 2 p.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society. On-line condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. WORTON.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-05 published
3 reservists charged in transient's death
Autopsy of homeless Toronto man reveals injuries consistent with beating
By Jen GERSON, Monday, September 5, 2005, Page A9
Toronto -- Paul CROUTCH, a homeless man who Friends say was harmless and avoided trouble, spent the last night of his life in a sleeping bag in a downtown Toronto park, weathering the wet remnants of hurricane Katrina.
The 59-year-old had spent the past three years sleeping on the streets, or sometimes in shelters. Until recently, Mr. CROUTCH spent a lot of his time on a traffic island two blocks from where he was killed. But, worried about drug dealers, he picked up his meagre possessions and began sleeping in Moss Park, an area frequented by transients and close to the Moss Park Armoury, home to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada regiment.
He told Friends he felt he would be safer there.
But in the pre-dawn hours last Wednesday, he was beaten to death, allegedly by three part-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves now charged with second-degree murder.
Shortly before 5 a.m., after receiving two 911 calls, police arrived at Moss Park and found Mr. CROUTCH unconscious in his sleeping bag. He was taken to nearby St. Michael's Hospital, where he died with his case workers from a local hostel at his bedside, said Dion OXFORD, of the Salvation Army's Gateway Shelter.
"He didn't cause trouble, he didn't cause fights, he was harmless," said Mr. OXFORD, who had known Mr. CROUTCH since he started going to the hostel in December of 2002.
Mr. CROUTCH usually slept outdoors but periodically stayed at the shelter, Mr. OXFORD said. The Armoury is often used as a shelter for the homeless, for example during this summer's extreme heat alerts.
Toronto homicide Detective Wayne FOWLER said there was no sign that Mr. CROUCH put up much of a fight when he was attacked.
An autopsy showed that his injuries were consistent with being punched, kicked or stomped upon, police said.
Det. FOWLER credited people in the area with coming forward "with any information they had," which led to the arrests on Friday.
Jeffery HALL, 21, Mountaz IBRAHIM, 23, and Brian DEGANIS, 21, all of Toronto and all members of the Queen's Own Rifles, have been charged with second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm. The three appeared in court on Saturday and are expected to be back in court later this week.
Captain Mark GILES, spokesman for the National Investigation Service with the Canadian Armed Forces, said that each of the three accused had at least two years experience with the forces, and that all were trained for combat.
"This is a tragic situation, it's a very serious matter," he said in a telephone interview from Ottawa yesterday.
Capt. GILES said that the case is now before the courts, and so he could offer no further details about the accused. Toronto police and the National Investigation Service were involved in the investigation.
Army officials confirmed that a regimental social event took place at Moss Park Armoury last Tuesday night, but could not confirm whether the accused men attended the party.
Police said a woman who tried to intervene on behalf of Mr. CROUTCH suffered bruising. The woman lives in shelters and was prompted by members of the community to contact police, Det. FOWLER said.
"She sought her own medical treatment," he added. "She's sore, but she's going to be okay."
Mr. CROUTCH spent every day at the Good Neighbours' Club, a day centre for homeless senior men located in a nondescript white building near the Moss Park Armoury.
Mr. OXFORD said Mr. CROUTCH was in good physical health, adding that he last saw him at a softball game in Moss Park last Monday.
Bob SEGUIN, a support-care worker with the Good Neighbours' Club, said Mr. CROUTCH was essentially a good man but suffered from paranoia and could sometimes be a bit of a handful.
He had been barred from most of the local shelters and so slept outside most of the year, only sleeping indoors during severe weather. Mr. CROUTCH came by the club to shower, do his laundry and sleep.
"He slept a lot here because he didn't sleep a lot at night," Mr. SEGUIN said.
Mr. SEGUIN said he believed Mr. CROUTCH ran a newspaper in a small town in British Columbia some years ago, but fell on hard times and suffered mental problems.
"He kept to himself," Mr. SEGUIN added. "He had a good sense of humour, a witty, intellectual, dry type of humour."
The Gateway Shelter will hold a memorial service for Mr. CROUTCH next week.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
SLADE, Barbara June
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Saturday, May 7, 2005, Barbara SLADE. Dearly beloved wife of the late Bill SLADE. Beloved mother of David. Dear sister of Keith CROUCH and his wife Pat and late Ernie CROUCH, aunt of Nina CROUCH. Barbara will be sadly missed by her many family and Friends. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-02 published
GATES, Linda Lue (née CROUCH)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at the age of 61 years. Loving mother of Jeff and his wife Jennifer, Susie and her husband Rick, Michael and his wife Verna, Lisa and her husband Tom. Dear grandmother of Ashlie, Kristal, Kyle, Shauna, Tara, Roy, Madison, Bronwyn, Kenten, and Jayme-lyn. Beloved sister of Bill and his wife Gladys, Lois and her husband Keith, and Judy and her husband Mike. Also missed by her adopted daughter Laura, nieces, nephews, and her friend Mary. Many thanks to her niece Wendy, who was there when others could not be. Friends may call at the Washington and Johnston Funeral Home, 717 Queen Street East, parking behind funeral home off Broadview Avenue, 416-465-3577, on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service complete in the Chapel on Monday, June 6, 2005 at eleven o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
CROUCH, Kaye Alison (née CONNELLY)
It is with great sadness we announce that Kaye CROUCH passed away peacefully on November 20, 2005 surrounded by her family. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jack, her children Helen and Bev. Kaye is survived by her sisters Merle and her husband Gerry GRANT, and Susan CONNELLY. A very special thank you to Dr. CLIMPSON- KENNEDY, Dr. ROBERTS and all the nursing staff of Level 5 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. She was one very special lady and will be missed by many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, (905) 727-5421 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
WILLIAMS, Harry
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 in his 90th year at his home in Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary. Father of Bob, Joan and Linda. Grandfather of Gordon and William, Steve and Karen. Great-grandfather of Paulina and Daniel, Colin and David. Dear brother of Marguerite CROUCH. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 9 a.m. on Monday, November 28 until the time of service which will be held in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
TILANDER, Doris Irene (née CROUCH)
On December 6, 2005 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Erland TILANDER. Loving mother of Karl (Joyce,) the late Karen, Nelson, Barb and Nancy (Dave). Wonderful Gramma to Jennifer (Mike), Paul (Carol), Alan (Barb), Ben (Krystal), Ryan, Amanda and Sam. Proud great-grandmother of Owen, Dylan and Danae. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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CROUCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
CROUCHER, Evelyn Dorothy (née COLE)
Peacefully at the Gibson House Long Term Care Facility on March 2, 2005, at age 90. Beloved wife of Theodore (Ted). Beloved daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred COLE of Belleville, Ontario. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East). Reception in the Bayview Room following the service. Donations to charity of choice.

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CROUGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-18 published
TURNER, Frances Catherine (née CROUGH)
Our most blessed and beautiful Mother, Frances Catherine TURNER (née CROUGH) lovingly surrounded by her children, returned to Heaven on November 16th, 2005 after a brief illness. Teacher, Mother and "Nana" extraordinaire, Frances was born in 1924 and raised in Ennismore near Peterborough and was one of nine siblings born to Clara and Frank CROUGH. She attended a one-room schoolhouse (which she got to by horse and buggy) and it was here that she decided to devote her entire life to teaching. Frances began her teaching career in South Porcupine and eventually came to London where she taught at Saint Mary's, St. Roberts, Holy Family and eventually retiring in 1993 at her beloved Pius X School with Doug McCARTHY as Principal. Our Mother was instrumental in integrating challenged children into regular classrooms and she felt it was her biggest professional accomplishment. She was also the last person in Canada to teach for a full fifty years for the Separate School Board and literally changed the lives of thousands of students. She will be lovingly missed, treasured and remembered always by her children Shaun, Paul, Dan, Chris, Kelly and Tim as well as her four granddaughters, Sonya (Germany), Keara (Nova Scotia), Olivia (Toronto) and Emily Frances Catherine (Calgary). Predeceased by her husband of forty years, Patrick Joseph TURNER. Will be sadly missed by her sister Marlene SINDALL of Hamilton and brother Bill CROUGH of Peterborough, as well as Sister-in-Law Monica LAMBERT of Hamilton, Brother and Sister-in-law Leo and Helena TURNER of Saint Mary's and dozens of nieces and nephews who adored her! We would like to especially thank nurse Sarah RENOUF and the nurses and doctors in the Critical Care Trauma Centre at Victoria Hospital for doing God's work here on earth. If you knew and loved Frances TURNER or knew any of her children, please come and honour us with your presence in a celebration of Fran's Life! Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 377 Oakland at Dundas on Monday, November 21st, at 7 p.m. with reception to follow downstairs. In lieu of flowers, Hug A Teacher. God Bless our Mom!

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CROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
RESTIVO, Gracia Scozzari
At McMaster University Medical Centre, on Friday, December 31, 2004, Gracia Scozzari RESTIVO, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore (Sam) RESTIVO (1980.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Harry and Ruby THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Joseph and Suzanne HANNAH, Paul and Judy GEMMELL, Father Salvatore (Sam) RESTIVO of the Congregation of the Resurrection, Angelo and Denise CORMIER. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Grace and Gordon AITKEN, Sam, Joanne and the late Keith JOHNNY, Joseph and Paula DICECCHA, Elizabeth and David COBBAN, Michael, Steven and Deborah CROUSE, David, Alyssa and Jason IAFRATES, Gregory, Katherine, Claire WELCH and Aaron LEVO, Jude WELCH and Kelly OUIMET, Casie WELCH and Adrian DUYZER. Also remembered by her great-grandchildren Tammy and Kevin HELDMAN, Laurie ROSS, Matt, Bobby and Kate JOHNNY, Victoria RESTIVO, James and Daniel COBBAN, and great-great-grandchildren Michaela and Nikolas ROSS and Alyssa HELDMAN. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Mary ALFANO, Florence LOMANO, sisters-in-law Isabel SCOZZARI and Yolanda RESTIVO, brother-in-law Charles RESTIVO, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Salvatore, Angelo and Thomas, her sister Angela DISTEFAN, her brothers-in-law Nicholas LOMANO, Anthony Alfano and John DISTEFAN and niece Barbara ZAVARISE. Gracia Scozzari RESTIVO was a member of the Catholic Women's League of Canada. The family will receive Friends at the Markey Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East, Hamilton (905-547-1121), on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, from 4-9 p.m. The Vigil Prayer Service will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 8: 00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Herkimer and Locke Streets, Hamilton (905-528-0019), on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. The Rite of Committal will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. If desired, expressions of sympathy to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, The Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre or your favourite charity would be appreciated by the family.

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CROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
HALL, Donna Lorraine
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Sunday, February 13th, 2005 in her 67th year; beloved wife of Bruce; loving mother of Jeffrey (Kim,) David (Sheila,) Larry (Tiana) and Kim CLEMINSON cherished grandmother of Kassandra, Tahnee, Caitlyn, Travis, Shayna, Carla, Krista and Aaron; remembered by her sister Eva HARRIS and her brother Melvin CROUSE. Donna will be sadly missed by many other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends on Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 1: 00-3:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Spring interment - Alton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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CROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
CROUSE, Arvil Alton "Al"
World War 2 Veteran, Past President R.C.N.A. In Burlington, on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 in his 79th year. Loved and Loving Husband of Shirley for 59 years. Cherished father of Lynn (Bob SEMENYK) COLES, Steven (Pat), Greg (Arlene), Randy (Eva), Robert (Jane), Karen and Heather (James COPLAND.) He will be sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Bessie and Robert of Saint Thomas, New Brunswick. He is predeceased by his sister Winnie and brother Eddie. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The Royal Canadian Naval Association will hold a Service at 7: 30 p.m. on Friday evening at the Funeral Home.

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CROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
CROUSE, Greg C.
Passed away at Credit Valley Hospital on Saturday, May 7, 2005 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Arlene. Dear son of Shirley and the late Arvil CROUSE. Dear step-father of Gregory STONNER, and brother of Coles, Lynn SEMENYK, Steven, Randy, Robert, Karen, and Heather COPLAND. Greg is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 3 p.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-26 published
CROUSE, Theresa (née SMITH)
Passed away peacefully Sunday September 25, 2005 at the Credit Valley Hospital after a brief illness. Loving wife of the late Jack CROUSE. Theresa leaves behind five daughters Linda (Donny,) Cheryl (Angelo), Debbie, Charlene (Stephen), Terry (Larry), six grandchildren Kurtis, Darrin, Jason, Justin, Amyee and Jessica, three great grandchildren Brittany, Kaylea and Blake. Sister of Louise, Rose, Ed, Nora, Leo, Roger, Loretta, Evelyn and the late Donald and Emile. She was the loving daughter of the late Arthur and Florence SMITH. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 3 o'clock. Cremation to follow. If desired contributions to the Credit Valley Hospital Renal Unit would be appreciated. You will be missed

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-05 published
3 reservists charged in transient's death
Autopsy of homeless Toronto man reveals injuries consistent with beating
By Jen GERSON, Monday, September 5, 2005, Page A9
Toronto -- Paul CROUTCH, a homeless man who Friends say was harmless and avoided trouble, spent the last night of his life in a sleeping bag in a downtown Toronto park, weathering the wet remnants of hurricane Katrina.
The 59-year-old had spent the past three years sleeping on the streets, or sometimes in shelters. Until recently, Mr. CROUTCH spent a lot of his time on a traffic island two blocks from where he was killed. But, worried about drug dealers, he picked up his meagre possessions and began sleeping in Moss Park, an area frequented by transients and close to the Moss Park Armoury, home to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada regiment.
He told Friends he felt he would be safer there.
But in the pre-dawn hours last Wednesday, he was beaten to death, allegedly by three part-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves now charged with second-degree murder.
Shortly before 5 a.m., after receiving two 911 calls, police arrived at Moss Park and found Mr. CROUTCH unconscious in his sleeping bag. He was taken to nearby St. Michael's Hospital, where he died with his case workers from a local hostel at his bedside, said Dion OXFORD, of the Salvation Army's Gateway Shelter.
"He didn't cause trouble, he didn't cause fights, he was harmless," said Mr. OXFORD, who had known Mr. CROUTCH since he started going to the hostel in December of 2002.
Mr. CROUTCH usually slept outdoors but periodically stayed at the shelter, Mr. OXFORD said. The Armoury is often used as a shelter for the homeless, for example during this summer's extreme heat alerts.
Toronto homicide Detective Wayne FOWLER said there was no sign that Mr. CROUCH put up much of a fight when he was attacked.
An autopsy showed that his injuries were consistent with being punched, kicked or stomped upon, police said.
Det. FOWLER credited people in the area with coming forward "with any information they had," which led to the arrests on Friday.
Jeffery HALL, 21, Mountaz IBRAHIM, 23, and Brian DEGANIS, 21, all of Toronto and all members of the Queen's Own Rifles, have been charged with second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm. The three appeared in court on Saturday and are expected to be back in court later this week.
Captain Mark GILES, spokesman for the National Investigation Service with the Canadian Armed Forces, said that each of the three accused had at least two years experience with the forces, and that all were trained for combat.
"This is a tragic situation, it's a very serious matter," he said in a telephone interview from Ottawa yesterday.
Capt. GILES said that the case is now before the courts, and so he could offer no further details about the accused. Toronto police and the National Investigation Service were involved in the investigation.
Army officials confirmed that a regimental social event took place at Moss Park Armoury last Tuesday night, but could not confirm whether the accused men attended the party.
Police said a woman who tried to intervene on behalf of Mr. CROUTCH suffered bruising. The woman lives in shelters and was prompted by members of the community to contact police, Det. FOWLER said.
"She sought her own medical treatment," he added. "She's sore, but she's going to be okay."
Mr. CROUTCH spent every day at the Good Neighbours' Club, a day centre for homeless senior men located in a nondescript white building near the Moss Park Armoury.
Mr. OXFORD said Mr. CROUTCH was in good physical health, adding that he last saw him at a softball game in Moss Park last Monday.
Bob SEGUIN, a support-care worker with the Good Neighbours' Club, said Mr. CROUTCH was essentially a good man but suffered from paranoia and could sometimes be a bit of a handful.
He had been barred from most of the local shelters and so slept outside most of the year, only sleeping indoors during severe weather. Mr. CROUTCH came by the club to shower, do his laundry and sleep.
"He slept a lot here because he didn't sleep a lot at night," Mr. SEGUIN said.
Mr. SEGUIN said he believed Mr. CROUTCH ran a newspaper in a small town in British Columbia some years ago, but fell on hard times and suffered mental problems.
"He kept to himself," Mr. SEGUIN added. "He had a good sense of humour, a witty, intellectual, dry type of humour."
The Gateway Shelter will hold a memorial service for Mr. CROUTCH next week.

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-07 published
Defeated by his demons, man met violent end on a Moss Park bench
By Anthony REINHART, Wednesday, September 7, 2005, Page A1
Last Tuesday night, Paul CROUTCH laid down his life, or what little was left of it, safe in the belief that he could handle any threats.
He bedded down on his usual bench in Toronto's Moss Park, which, to his mind, was a damn sight safer than the shelters, with their drunken bullies and bedbugs, their tuberculosis, their thieves.
When the former British Columbia resident wound up dead the next day, beaten almost beyond recognition on a rough and desperate patch of the city's downtown, few would have expected police to find $300 in his pocket, right there where he'd put it.
Fewer still would have guessed he had been a newspaper publisher, minor hockey coach, homeowner and the father of a scientist before his demons defeated him.
And no one who was thinking straight would have anticipated where the finger would point: at three part-time reserve soldiers from the armoury next door, three young men trained to lay down their own lives to save others.
As often as death walks the tired streets around the park, "you wouldn't expect people that are charged with our protection to take this kind of action," said Don HARRIS, who runs the Good Neighbours' Club, a men's drop-in centre where Mr. CROUTCH, 59, visited daily.
For all its optimism, the centre's name suggested only irony yesterday, given what police allege to have happened after three members of the Queen's Own Rifles left the Moss Park Armoury and visited the park next door.
There, police say, a woman saw three men beating a homeless man, and they turned on her when she tried to intervene.
There, at 4: 40 a.m., officers found an unconscious Mr. CROUTCH, suffering what the coroner would call "blunt impact head trauma... consistent with being punched, kicked or stomped."
And there, they pursued leads, along with the National Investigation Services of the Canadian Forces, that resulted in Jeffery HALL, 21, Mountaz IBRAHIM, 23, and Brian DEGANIS, 21, being charged with second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm.
In due course, a court will answer the questions. Yesterday, those closest to Mr. CROUTCH could only wait, wonder and remember.
"Paul wasn't always a crazy homeless person," said Marilyn HOWARD, his former wife of 25 years, from Dawson Creek. "He was incredibly brilliant, and that was probably a lot of his difficulty."
Difficulty quickly followed Mr. CROUTCH's birth, in Toronto, on November 6, 1945. He was placed in a foster home with a family called CROUTCH, but they never adopted him.
At 12, he renamed himself Paul Richard Franklin CROUTCH, taking his first three names from his favourite hockey players.
When the young couple met in 1966, Mr. CROUTCH worked for aircraft maker McDonnell Douglas, and after they married, he started his own fabricating business.
"His mental illness was starting even then," Ms. HOWARD said. "His big problem was, he was always right," and too often saw the rest of the world as wrong.
The couple moved to Vancouver in 1973, then north to Dawson Creek two years later, where Mr. CROUTCH worked as a travelling auto-parts salesman for Ford. Twice a month, even in winter, his work took him deep into the Yukon via the Alaska Highway, a desolate but essential lifeline for northerners.
"He did lots of favours for people on the highway," Ms. HOWARD said, recalling how her husband would pick up a half-dozen lobsters on sale at Safeway, or a side of beef from a farmer, and deliver them to far-flung Friends along his route.
Mr. CROUTCH left the road after their daughter, Shannon, was born in 1977. He joined the Peace River Block News as advertising manager, but when its owners cut salaries, he left. With his wife and some Friends, he started a weekly, The Mirror, in 1980, and focused his coverage exclusively on good news.
The paper prospered, but Mr. CROUTCH's mental illness became ever more evident, both at home and in the paranoid tone of his editorials.
"The worse it got, the less he realized how much help he needed," said Ms. HOWARD.
And he would go on refusing help until the day before his death.
The couple divorced in 1993, and soon after, Mr. CROUTCH sold The Mirror and moved to Grande Prairie, Alberta.
"I got reports of him just sitting in the mall [in Grande Prairie], looking like a zombie," Ms. HOWARD said.
She lost track of him from there, but in the late 1990s, as his daughter was earning her master's degree in plant science, Mr. CROUTCH made his way back to Toronto.
When he walked through the stainless steel doors of the Good Neighbours' Club in 1999, he filled out a form to become a member. In the box marked "next of kin," he wrote "none wished."
From then on, he was a fixture, albeit a quiet one, at the drop-in centre, where he showered, did his laundry and sent faxes to the social agencies that helped him.
"He was really smart, and he really felt he'd been wronged," said Gary McCRIMMON, a worker at the centre, referring to Mr. CROUTCH's phantom fears of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the government, whoever. "I think it consumed him and it was a large part of his downfall."
As evening fell last Tuesday, Mr. CROUTCH turned aside a doctor's concerns with his usual phrase: "I'll be dead in a couple days." He also refused, as usual, to sleep in a homeless shelter.
"I gave him two bottles of water and he set off for the park," Mr. McCRIMMON said.
When a detective called the centre on Wednesday morning, Mr. McCRIMMON answered. When told of Mr. CROUTCH's death, and of the bruising on his face, his first thought was that he had fallen.
"She said, 'Oh, no, no, this is a homicide,' " he said. "When I went and identified the body, I could see what she meant."
Ms. HOWARD, who spent yesterday taking condolences on the sidewalks of Dawson Creek and arranging a Toronto cremation by phone, said she hopes to be in court to see her ex-husband's alleged killers face justice.
"Paul's life was over, in many ways, years ago," she said. "These people who did this have got to atone for what they've done."

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-14 published
Viceroy praises murder victim
By Paul CHOI, Wednesday, September 14, 2005, Page A15
Lieutenant-Governor James BARTLEMAN said yesterday that two brief encounters with a homeless man who was beaten to death last month "enriched" his life.
Mr. BARTLEMAN joined more than 100 people at the Salvation Army Gateway to remember Paul CROUTCH, 59, who died on August 31 after suffering a beating while sleeping on a bench in Moss Park in Toronto.
Three reservists have since been charged in his death.
"He was an individual with a unique sense of dignity, whose life we have come together to commemorate," Mr. BARTLEMAN said in a speech at the funeral. "He was a man with accomplishments in his life, with Friends, and was someone who touched the lives of many."
His connection with Mr. CROUTCH began a few years ago, when he took part in a breakfast run conducted by the Salvation Army, Mr. BARTLEMAN said. He said he offered Mr. CROUTCH coffee after spotting him sleeping on a bench and they struck up a conversation.
"We talked for a few minutes. He told me he had been a newspaper editor in a small community in northern British Columbia, and had been living on the streets of Toronto for years," he said.
"I had the pleasure of meeting him again elsewhere. He was always well-spoken, obviously a person who was celebrated and very likable. I remember after that first morning, I told my wife when I went home that I had met a really remarkable person. He enriched my life from those brief encounters."
Yesterday, Friends and family of Mr. CROUTCH remembered the man with stories of his "healthy" days -- before paranoid thoughts pushed him to the streets.
"He was entrepreneurial, he had successes in his chosen professions," said Don HARRIS, director of the Good Neighbours' Club, a drop-in centre where Mr. CROUTCH would take showers and rest. "But slowly his illness began to overtake his logic... until finally he had to be on his own."
Gary McCRIMMON, a worker at the centre, said Mr. CROUTCH was a bit of a "loner" who never caused any trouble while he ate his meals and did his laundry.
"He was a quiet guy who mostly kept to himself," Mr. McCRIMMON said. "He was easygoing, very smart, and very opinionated. But much of his time was consumed by thoughts of paranoia toward those he believed wronged him."
At the service, Marilyn HOWARD, who was married to Mr. CROUTCH for 25 years, said he was a loving father who lived a "really good life" until his mental illness began to consume him.
"Unfortunately, he refused help at every turn," said Ms. HOWARD, who urged people to treat the problems of homelessness and mental illness more seriously.
"We need to talk about these [mental health issues]," she said. "We shouldn't pretend we don't see these people. Look them in the eye and say 'hello.' Just try to elevate people's lives. One person can make a difference."

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
GRANVILLE, Raymond Godfrey " Ray"
Suddenly at his home in Brampton on Monday, February 28th, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Ray, beloved husband of Vera (née MORRISH.) Loving father of Carol-Ann and her husband Michael CULLINANE of Newport, Wales and Joanne and her husband James CROUTCH of Brampton, Ontario. Cherished grandfather of Catherine, Philip, Susan, and Carly. Dear brother of the late Elsie, Victor, Iris, Connie, Cecil, and Trevor and their families, all of Wales. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, Service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
CROUTCH, Efie Ada (née PETERSON)
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Thursday, March 3, 2005, in her 90th year. Ada CROUTCH (née PETERSON,) wife of the late Harvey William (Bill) CROUTCH and dear mother of Bob and his wife Donna, and the late Ron. Proud grandmother of Dawn. Ada will be sadly missed by her Friends and extended family. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Queensville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
CUPPLES, Bruce Carmen
Peacefully at his home in Cannington on Sunday, June 12, 2005 at the age of 82 years. Bruce CUPPLES, formerly of Sutton and Ravenshoe, beloved husband of Evelyn (née CROUTCH.) Dear father of Gary of Cannington and Kevin and his wife Carol of Sutton. Loving grandfather of Amy CUPPLES. Dear brother of Don CUPPLES and his wife Rita of Lindsay and Grace BRETHOUR and her husband Lorne of Sunderland. Predeceased by his sister Ollie HOLDER. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Queensville Cemetery, Queensville. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-04 published
3 reservists face murder charges
Homeless man beaten to death in Moss Park
By Hilda HOY, Staff Reporter
Three members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves are facing second-degree murder and assault charges after a homeless man was beaten to death in a downtown park and a woman coming to his aid was attacked.
Paul Richard CROUTCH, 59, died at St. Michael's Hospital on Wednesday as his case manager stood nearby. An autopsy performed Friday found the cause of death was trauma to the head, and the injuries were consistent with being punched, kicked or stomped.
Police were called to an assault in Moss Park, near Sherbourne and Shuter Sts., shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday. An unconscious CROUTCH was rushed to hospital but died later that morning.
A woman who witnessed the beating and intervened was treated for soft-tissue damage and bruising, police said.
CROUTCH had been a resident of the Salvation Army's Gateway Shelter, around the corner from the park on Jarvis Street, since 2002. Gateway will host a funeral next week.
He has family on the West Coast who have been notified.
"He was very mild-mannered and soft-spoken," said Gateway director Dion OXFORD. "He was harmless."
Last time he saw CROUTCH, he was watching the Gateway softball team play in the park.
"He kept to himself most of the time," remembered Gateway chaplain Ron FARR.
Brian DEGANIS, 21, Jeffery HALL, 21, and Mountaz IBRAHIM, 23, all of Toronto, were arrested and charged Friday after a joint investigation by Toronto police and the army's National Investigation Services.
The three men are part-time members of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, a reserve infantry unit that trains at the Moss Park Armoury adjacent to the park where CROUTCH was found.
Each has received at least two years of combat training, although the exact length of their service could not be confirmed. They had attended a "social function" at the armoury that evening but were not in uniform, investigation services spokesman Capt. Mark GILES said.
"Uniform or no uniform, these are very serious charges and we take it very seriously," said GILES.
Because the incident took place in the park and not on armoury property, the investigation falls under city police jurisdiction. The National Investigation Services provided support and will continue to do so as needed, GILES said.

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CROUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-14 published
Homeless man's defiant life honoured
BARTLEMAN met slaying victim
CROUTCH spoke of his mental illness
By John GODDARD, Staff Reporter
Paul CROUTCH attracted more attention at his funeral yesterday than he likely ever did in life, as the victim of a fatal beating that has galvanized the downtown homeless community and moved the Queen's representative in Ontario to sympathy.
Lieutenant Governor James BARTLEMAN and his small entourage mixed with social workers, street people, a few of CROUTCH's former Friends and his ex-wife at a shelter on lower Jarvis St. to pay tribute to CROUTCH as a man, not a statistic.
"I met him two years ago, at about 6 a.m.," BARTLEMAN told about 130 mourners at the yellow-brick chapel of the Salvation Army Gateway shelter, where CROUTCH sometimes stayed. "I was part of a Salvation Army breakfast run and I had on a Salvation Army jacket."
BARTLEMAN recalled getting out of a van and serving coffee and soup to a man sitting on a park bench.
The man, not aware he was speaking to the lieutenant governor, told of owning a newspaper in British Columbia and falling on hard times due to mental illness. BARTLEMAN recognized the same details in newspaper accounts of the beating.
"He was well spoken, obviously well read and very likeable," the lieutenant governor recalled.
CROUTCH, 59, could also be anti-social, paranoid, fatalistic and self-neglectful, Friends and other supporters said of his decline. And in the early hours of August 31, he was beaten to death in his sleeping bag next to the Moss Park Armoury at Queen and Jarvis Sts.
Three reserve soldiers with the Queen's Own Rifles, attached to the armoury, are charged with second-degree murder in the case. They are Brian DEGANIS, 22, Jeffrey HALL, 21, and Mountaz IBRAHIM, 23.
All three had been celebrating with other reservists the night before, after 10 days of war games at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, northwest of Ottawa.
The anti-poverty group Toronto Disaster Relief Committee has called on Ontario's attorney general to prosecute the killing as a hate crime, saying CROUTCH was targeted as a homeless person.
The group also helped pay for CROUTCH's ex-wife, Marilyn HOWARD, to travel from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to attend the funeral, and is arranging for her to meet senior Crown attorney Fred BRALEY this week to discuss the hate crime proposal.
At the crowded chapel yesterday, HOWARD spoke of CROUTCH as a spirited family man and entrepreneurial talent. The two met in Toronto in 1966, she said, and later moved to Vancouver and the northern British Columbia town of Dawson Creek.
In 1977, their daughter was born. She did not attend the service, but a recent photograph showing her as a smiling blonde stood on the altar next to a container holding CROUTCH's ashes, and two snapshots of CROUTCH playing with her as a baby.
CROUTCH stopped seeing his daughter when she was 14 as his creeping mental illness turned serious. The couple divorced in 1993. Their daughter recently graduated with an M.A. in plant sciences in the United States, HOWARD said.
"(Over the years), he owned six houses, including a section of farmland, and was a partner in seven businesses," HOWARD said.
At one point, he started his own weekly newspaper in Dawson Creek, the Mirror, which is still publishing. Earlier on, he worked as a travelling auto-parts salesperson for Ford.
"Every second week, he would drive 700 miles of the Alaska Highway," HOWARD said. "He was extremely well known. He'd get calls from all over the North -- 'Hey, I hear Safeway has a sale on lobsters, can you bring some with you?' He would do those things for people."

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CROVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
CROVER, Steve
Suddenly, as the result of an accident on Saturday, July 9, 2005. Steve, beloved husband of Nancy. Dear father of Debra, Paul and the late Michael. son of Leonard and Dorothea CROVER and brother of Cathie and her husband Bob GAUTHIER, Jane and her late husband Jack ADAM/ADAMS, all of London, Mary and her husband Al MILLS and Donald and his wife Kelly CROVER, all of Toronto. Son-in-law of Maria and Andy. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gertrude's Roman Catholic Church, 690 King St. E., Oshawa, on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Donations made in memory of Steve to Ride for Sight would be appreciated.

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CROVER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
CROVER, Stephen
Motorcycle enthusiast, took his final ride in good spirits on Saturday, July 9, 2005. Loving husband, father, son and brother. Fondly remembered by family and Friends. Visitation will be held at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gertrude's Roman Catholic Church, 690 King St. E., Oshawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Donations made in memory of Steve to Ride for Sight would be appreciated.

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CROW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
SHACKLETON, Evelyn (née ADAM/ADAMS)
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on January 7th, 2005 Mrs. Evelyn SHACKLETON of R.R.#9, Chatham, at the age of 79 years. Born in Raleigh Township, and loving daughter of the late Walter and Eva (CROW) ADAM/ADAMS. Evelyn is survived by her brother Ronald of Raleigh Township, sister-in-law Margaret ADAM/ADAMS of Raleigh Township, and sister-in-law Ruth ADAM/ADAMS of Chatham. Also survived by her niece Heather ADAM/ADAMS of Sarnia, nephew and niece Jim and Carol ADAM/ADAMS, and great nieces Julie and Jaclyn ADAM/ADAMS, all of Raleigh Township. Predeceased by her son Blake, her two brothers Neale of Raleigh Township and Robert of Chatham, and niece Cathy ADAM/ADAMS and nephew Rob ADAM/ADAMS. Evelyn was a life long member of Providence United Church and a life member of the St. Joseph's Hospital Guild. Friends are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington Street West, Chatham (352-2710) on Monday from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. A funeral service for Mrs. SHACKLETON will be held on Wednesday, January 12th, 2005, in the chapel of the funeral home at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Michael BROOKS of St. Andrews United Church officiating. Interment Stewart Cemetery, Tilbury East Township. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider Ontario Lupus Association or Providence United Church.

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CROW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
CLARK, Violet Naomi (CLARK)
At Strathmere Lodge Strathroy on Wednesday April 27, 2005, Violet Naomi (CLARK) in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex CLARK (1984.) Dear mother of Derril and Valorie MANN of Kelowna, British Columbia, Fay and Hazen LEBRITTON, Dorland and Sharon CLARK and Marlyce HEUVEL all of Strathroy. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. Sister of Mary ADKINS of Swartz Creek, Michigan, Gladys CROW of Spokane, Washington, Elmer (Rose) CLARK and Inez RICHARDSON both of Strathroy and Bernice WHITLOCK of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Predeceased by her son Raymond (1964), granddaughter Brenda (1979), sister Dorothy LADCUER and brothers Ernest, Melvin, Cecil, and Keith CLARK, Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Friday April 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Saturday April 30 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. A Rebekah Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 6: 30 p.m. Donations to the Memorial Fund Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary, Strathroy Hospital Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Violet.

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CROW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-16 published
CROW, Dave
At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, following a motorcycle accident, Dave CROW of Richmond Hill and formerly of London in his 51st year. Loving husband and true friend of Diane (WATKIN) CROW. Dearest son of Margaret and the late George CROW (1993.) Brother and golf buddy to Gord and his wife Deb; son-in-law of Donald WATKIN and the late Marie (1994) and brother-in-law of Tim and Sherry WATKIN all of London. Much loved uncle of Jeffrey (his fiancée Jennifer ABEL) and Brydgyt CROW, and Laura and Jenna WATKIN. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Friday, June 17th, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dave are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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CROW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-05-03 published
CLARK, Violet Naomi (CLARK)
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, Violet Naomi (CLARK) in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex CLARK (1984.) Dear mother of Derril and Valorie MANN of Kelowna, British Columbia; Fay and Hazen LEBRITTON; Dorland and Sharon CLARK and Marlyce HEUVEL, all of Strathroy. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Mary ADKINS of Swartz Creek, Michigan., Gladys CROW of Spokane, Washington., Elmer (Rose) CLARK and Inez RICHARDSON, both of Strathroy and Bernice WHITLOCK of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Predeceased by her son Raymond (1964), granddaughter Brenda (1979), sister Dorothy LADCUER, and brothers Ernest, Melvin, Cecil, and Keith CLARK. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Friday, April 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service was held on Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. A Rebekah Memorial service was held in the funeral home Friday at 6: 30 p.m. Donations to the Memorial Fund Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary, Strathroy Hospital Foundation, or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Violet.

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CROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
DAVIS, Noreen Maud (née CLOKE)
Passed away peacefully, in her 90th year, at Briton House Retirement Centre on Good Friday, March 25, 2005. Cremation has taken place. Predeceased by husband F. Stewart DAVIS in 1964, she was a strong, loving mother to daughters Yvonne (Sky) BOOTH and Barbara (Brian) CROW and late son-in-law David. Dear grandmother to Allyson (Mark,) Stephanie (Tim), Heather and great-grandmother to Ella. Since age 14, she was an enthusiastic member of St. Clement's Church, and was former secretary at Sunnyview School. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate Noreen's life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2005, at The Anglican Church of St. Clement, 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H8, (416) 483-6664, reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances if desired may be made to the church Capital Fund (address above) or charity of one's choice.

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