CUMMINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-07 published
CUMMINS, Irene
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Saturday, February 5, 2005 Miss Irene CUMMINS of Chatham. Miss CUMMINS was born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. Loving daughter of the late Matthew CUMMINS and Edith (BEST) CUMMINS. Educated at McKeough School, Chatham Collegiate Institute and Chatham Vocational School. Irene was an employee of the Chatham Water Commission from 1939 until retirement in 1978. Miss CUMMINS was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A funeral service for Miss CUMMINS will be held on Thursday, February 10th, 2005 at 2: 00 pm. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 19 Detroit Drive, Chatham, with President David GILLESPIE officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider Meals on Wheels. Arrangements entrusted to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, (352-2710).

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
CADDELL, James Lawrence
B.A. (McGill), M.A. (Royal Military College) (March 16, 1973-October Tragically in Tupiza, Bolivia. Beloved husband of Tara NEWELL of London. son in law to Brian and Cheryl NEWELL of London, and Kay NEWELL of Creemore, who loved him as their own. Born in Montreal, the son of Andrew CADDELL (Elaine FELDMAN) and Norma LEWIS (Tom CUMMINS,) James was raised near Ormstown, Quebec and later in Cortland, New York. A decorated soldier and United Nations peacekeeper, James was an accomplished academic and public servant who loved the outdoors, served his country, and had such concern and curiosity about the world around him that he sought to see all of it. He and Tara travelled the world and undertook humanitarian work over the past sixteen months. James was a loving grand_son to the late Philip and Elga CADDELL in summers in Kamouraska and to Ed CUMMINS and his late wife Ruth in Cortland. He was the best brother to Erin (Charlie,) Chris (Connie) and Siobhan KELLY, Cara and Lucy CUMMINS in the U.S. and to Emily and Jack CADDELL of Ottawa. He leaves to celebrate his life many relatives and Friends around the world. A memorial service will be celebrated in Ottawa later this month. Donations to Canadian Relief Foundation (www.canadianrelief.ca), to support scholarships for children, a cause James cared passionately about.

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-13 published
RANDOLPH, Olive (née CUMMINS)
Of Bedford, England, formerly of Downsview, Ontario, peacefully at age 92 on May 6, 2005 at Steppingly Hospital, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Beloved mother of Stephanie and David and grandmother of Jennifer. Predeceased by husband William. Funeral in Bedford on May 13, 2005. Condolences to david.randolph@btinternet.com

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
CADDELL, James Lawrence (March 16, 1973-October 16, 2005)
B.A. (McGill), M.A. (Royal Military College)
Tragically at Tupiza, Bolivia. Beloved husband of Tara NEWELL. Born in Montreal, the son of Andrew CADDELL (Elaine FELDMAN) and Norma LEWIS (Tom CUMMINS,) James was raised near Ormstown, Quebec and later in Cortland, New York. A decorated soldier and United Nations peacekeeper, James was an accomplished academic and public servant who loved the outdoors, served his country, and had such concern and curiosity about the world around him that he sought to see all of it. He and Tara travelled the world and undertook humanitarian work over the past sixteen months. James was a loving grand_son to the late Philip and Elga CADDELL in summers in Kamouraska and to Ed CUMMINS and his late wife Ruth in Cortland. Brian and Cheryl NEWELL of London, and Kay NEWELL of Creemore loved him as their own. He was the best brother to Erin (Charlie,) Chris (Connie) and Siobhan KELLY, Cara and Lucy CUMMINS in the U.S. and to Emily and Jack CADDELL of Ottawa. He leaves to celebrate his life many relatives and Friends around the world. A memorial service will be celebrated in Ottawa later this month. Donations appreciated to the James Caddell Memorial Scholarship for Orphans. (www.canadianrelief.ca), a cause he cared passionately about.

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
James CADDELL, Soldier And Adventurer (1973-2005)
Former Canadian Forces peacekeeper with a taste for adventure who did a tour of duty in Bosnia and performed tsunami-relief work in India was overcome by altitude sickness in Bolivia, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 22, 2005, Page S9
A year ago last September, James CADDELL and his wife, Tara NEWELL, left their government jobs and set off to backpack around the world. Last Saturday, having trekked through five continents, they arrived by local bus in Bolivia, the poorest country in South America. They stopped in Tupiza, famous for its chunky red mountains and salt lakes, and as the final hideout for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
They found a hotel, explored the market and went to a restaurant. Mr. CADDELL felt unwell at dinner and went back to the hotel. He jumped in the pool, emerging quickly because the water was so cold, and tried to warm himself in a very hot shower.
Before the night was out, and despite Ms. NEWELL's efforts to get him medical help (which included carrying her husband into a local hospital), he was dead.
She thought he had food poisoning or a virulent stomach virus. In the logistical and linguistic nightmare that followed, Ms. NEWELL managed, with help from the Canadian government, to transport his body to a hospital in La Paz, the capital. That's where she learned that her husband had died from altitude sickness, accelerated by the rapid changes in his body temperature from the swim/shower routine.
Mr. CADDELL, who was extremely fit, had survived a year-long tour in Bosnia as a Canadian Forces peacekeeper. As a couple, they were adventurous but prudent travellers who were well aware of the dangers of altitude sickness. Nine months earlier, he had suffered from altitude sickness on Mount Everest, but that was above 5,000 metres and Tupiza was below 3,000 metres.
Nobody Ms. NEWELL beseeched for help in the hotel recognized the symptoms. Even worse, there were no oxygen masks or canisters not even in the local hospital.
"In hindsight, it all seems perfectly clear. I was lying next to him while he was suffocating and I didn't know it," a heartbroken Ms. NEWELL said by telephone from La Paz.
His father, Andrew CADDELL, a senior policy adviser in the Department of Foreign Affairs, said: "James and I talked a lot about the possibility of him dying abroad as a soldier. He always said, 'If anything happens to me, I don't want people to be overwhelmed with grief because it was something I wanted to do.' And that is how I feel about this trip. He and Tara knew there were risks and they went ahead and did some wonderful things."
James Lawrence CADDELL was born on March 16, 1973, to Norma LEWIS, a journalist and communications lecturer (she covered John Lennon's "bed-in" for peace for the Montreal Gazette in 1969) and Andrew CADDELL, one of her former students at Dawson College. As a child, James grew up with his "hippy" mother in the Huntington area of Quebec near the American border and then in upstate New York with her husband, Tom CUMMINS, and five half-siblings.
James's father, who was only 20 when his son was born, went on to university and a career in government. He eventually married public servant Elaine FELDMAN, the mother of his two younger children.
At 10, James reconnected with his father. Writer Denise CHONG, who was working for Pierre Trudeau in the 1980s, remembers meeting James and thinking how well-adjusted he seemed, considering his complicated family relationships. As he grew up, James became both a centre point between his father's and his mother's family and a bridge connecting their disparate parts.
"He was our cultural and emotional centre," said Erin KELLY, his oldest sibling, by telephone from La Paz. She and her brother Chris had flown to Bolivia to help Ms. NEWELL make arrangements to bring Mr. CADDELL's ashes back to Canada.
After James graduated from Cortland High School near Syracuse, New York in 1991, he moved to Montreal to study at Dawson College and then McGill University. He also joined a reserve unit of the Royal Canadian Hussars regiment. He wanted to honour his paternal grandfather, Philip (Pip) CADDELL, a Second World War veteran, and to serve his country because he loved it so much, said Ms. NEWELL.
At McGill, he enrolled in North American studies, a cross-disciplinary program in history, economics and political science, but later switched to political science and history.
He took a year off in 1995 to train at Val Cartier and to serve in Bosnia with the United Nations peacekeeping forces. This was not a traditional assignment because there was no peace to keep. Consequently, the United Nations altered its mandate to allow soldiers to return fire if fired on and to safeguard protected zones. Mr. CADDELL was awarded the Peacekeeping Service and UNPROFOR medals.
In the summer of 1997, he was a Normandy Foundation Scholar, which meant he did a six-week tour of battlefields in northern Europe from Waterloo to the Somme to the D-Day landings in Normandy. He graduated from McGill in 1997 and spent the next year working as an intern at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Nova Scotia, living with his brother Chris in Los Angeles and doing freelance work.
In 1998, he went, as a civilian, to the Royal Military College in Kingston to do a master's degree in war studies. That is where he met Tara, who was starting a master's in public administration at Queen's. Neither of them knew anybody in Kingston, but they kind "of recognized" each other from classes at McGill, said Ms. NEWELL. In fact, Mr. CADDELL knew who she was because he had worked part-time for the Student Society and she had signed his paycheques in her capacity as president.
"He was really smart, really funny and, unlike other men, he was really kind and warm and sensitive," she said -- probably because he grew up with "so many" women. "He was always looking for stability and roots," while she wanted "to break free" from the stereotypical nuclear family in London, Ontario, with two parents "who had been in love forever," the dog, the station wagon and an older brother.
They fell in love, moved to Ottawa after they graduated in 2000 and found jobs with the federal government. At the same time, he switched reserve units to the 2 Intelligence Platoon of Royal Canadian Hussars. He never became an officer and referred to himself somewhat ruefully as a "master corporal with a master's degree."
Every year, they went on a long canoe trip in Algonquin Park, with Mr. CADDELL insisting they go to the "deepest, darkest, farthest corner of the park where they wouldn't see anybody else."
In July of 2002, they married and went to Africa for six weeks on their honeymoon. They were both inspired by its diversity, but she was the one who came home with a dream of seeing the rest of the world. Mr. CADDELL came up with the savings plan (live on his salary and bank hers) to make it happen. "In our relationship, he was the strategy/ideas guy and I was the logistics/implementer. For some reason, I couldn't stop dreaming [about the trip] and he put it together for me."
After seeing Australia and Southeast Asia, they went to Nepal, where they planned to spend Christmas at the last base camp before the summit on Mount Everest. On the way up the mountain, they made a pact that, if one of them developed altitude sickness, the other would continue alone. On Christmas morning, they set off for the base camp at 5,380 metres, but Mr. CADDELL became disoriented and the Nepali guide went for help. "It was the second-hardest day of my life," said Ms. NEWELL, weeping, explaining that the six hours she spent climbing to the base camp was the longest separation they had had in two years. "I worried the whole time, but when I came back, he was fine."
The tsunamis hit South Asia the next day. They had already done some relief work in East Timor, but they wanted to do more. They spent two months as volunteers with a Canadian relief agency in the Kannyakumari district of southern India, living with children who had been orphaned by the tsunamis. "It changed everything for us," she said.
They spent hours talking about the future, his business plans, the orphans they would adopt and their schemes for making the world a better place. "James wanted to come home and be a business success, so he could spend all of his money on charity and support children around the world. I wanted to be in the field, so we had different approaches with the same objective."
In June, they flew to Brazil and travelled through Uruguay and Argentina, where they studied Spanish for six weeks. "James wanted to go home about Buenos Aires and start having children," she said, "but I wanted to go as far south as we could go first. He was willing to do it because he loved me and he knew it was my dream."
They went to Tierra del Fuego, off the tip of South America, and reversed direction. "He was obsessed with turning north," she said, adding that he was the most patriotic Canadian she had ever met and just moving in a northerly direction excited him. Yesterday, she completed the journey with his ashes.
James Lawrence CADDELL was born in Montreal on March 16, 1973. He died of altitude sickness on Sunday morning in Tupiza, Bolivia. He was 32. He leaves wife, Tara NEWELL; his mother, Norma LEWIS his father, Andrew CADDELL; and seven half-siblings. A scholarship fund to provide higher education for orphans has been set up in his name with the Canadian Relief Organization. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-09 published
WILSON, Hurlstone " Harold, Willie"
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Elaine. Loving father of Eric (Barbara,) Araletta PRESCOD (Neville,) Brazel (Khora,) Orville, Eurieta "Rita" CUMMINS (the late Percy), Gloria HINDS (Winston), Hazarene "Hazel", HURLSTONE "Harold" (June), and Heather HUNTE (Anthony.) Dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Kenneth and predeceased by his brother Ellsworth. Willie will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at the Church of the Nativity, 10 Sewells Rd., Scarborough on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment in Barbados. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church Building Fund would be appreciated.

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-13 published
PARAHOO, Althea B.
Suddenly on March 12, 2005 at Centenary Hospital in her 50th year. Althea, beloved daughter of the late Charles and Sinetta PARAHOO. Loving sister of Cynthia SANT and her husband Harold, Emrick, Sandra MAHARAJ (Dennis CUMMINS,) and the late Everad. Dear aunt to Tabitha, Rawle, Ronnie and Ricky. Sadly missed by her many family and Friends. Althea was a well-loved employee at the Westin-Harbour Castle. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with cremation to follow. Ifso desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
CUMMINS, Beverley Ann
Entered into rest at the Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Beverley CUMMINS, in her 66th year, of Caledonia, formerly of Mississauga. Daughter of the late James and Ethel CUMMINS. Dear sister of Jack and Warren. Predeceased by her sister Eleanor WESENBERG. Also survived by her nieces and nephews and special nephews Bill and Jeffrey CUMMINS and cousins Gloria MacBRIDE and Lorraine BENNETT. Beverley will be sadly missed by her Friends Joan ANDERSON, Doris ALLEN and Douglas SCOTT. Cremation has taken place with the burial of ashes at a later date.

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CUMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
CUMMINS, Betty
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Toronto East General Hospital in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of Kathleen (Lou MERSEREAU.) Devoted grandmother of Louisa and Teresa. Betty was a dedicated volunteer for many years, working with many organizations including the Red Cross. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, October 28th. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, October 29th at 11 o'clock with a reception to follow in the Leaside Lounge of the funeral home. Condolences available on-line at www.humphreymiles.com.

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CUMPSTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
DREW, Eileen May
Peacefully at home on Saturday, April 9, 2005 with her family at her side, in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her partner John LALUMIERE. Loving mother of Ronnie (Pat) of North Bay. Beloved grandma of Randi of North Bay. Cherished sister of William CUMPSTY of Toronto and Beatrice WILSON of Aurora. Predeceased by siblings Alex, Gerad, Russell, Howard and Margaret. Predeceased by husband Frederick DREW. Eileen will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and her caregivers. Eileen was a dedicated and long time employee of John Inglis (Toronto) and Kelly Services after her retirement. Friends may call at Martyn Funeral Home (across from City Hall), North Bay, on Tuesday April 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 13th at 10 a.m. A chapel service will follow at 11 a.m. Eileen spent the last five years with her family after sustaining a car accident causing severe brain injury. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital head Trauma Unit in Toronto.

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