DAVIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-25 published
JOHNSON, Ellwood Wallace
At Versa Care, Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, January 21st, 2005, in his 75th year, formerly of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents, Wilmore and Mary JOHNSON; and his daughter, Luanne JOHNSON. He is survived by his sister, Marion DAVIS, of Cleveland, Ohio son, William JOHNSON, of Owen Sound; granddaughters, Shannon JOHNSON (Atkinson,) of Cambridge and Tiffany JOHNSON, of Feversham. Funeral Service to be held at the Markey-Dermody, Rosedale Chapel, 1774 King St. West, Hamilton, on Friday, January 28th, at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. 1-905-547-1121.
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DAVIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-14 published
FARRAR, Ann (née SWEETMAN)
Peacefully, after a long illness, at Lee Manor on Monday, July 11, 2005. Ann FARRAR (née SWEETMAN) of Annan in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Sam. Dear mother of Bill and his wife Elizabeth of Owen Sound, Ken and his wife Cindy of Sudbury, Christine and her husband Jim SEBESTA of Frances Lake, Julia DAVIS and Keith ROGERSON of Annan, Gillian and her husband Myles McMANAMAN of Frances Lake, Alison and her husband Dave JENSEN of Courtice and David and his wife Justine of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren Lesley (Mark), Heather, Steven (Nicole), Hillary (Jason), Matthew, Andrew, Christopher, Bill, Laura, Liam, Emma, Benjamin and Amelia. Also survived by two brothers Robert SWEETMAN and his wife Josie of South Wales and Ralph SWEETMAN and his wife Barbara of Fresno, California and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Lillian BLUNDELL. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment, Annan Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce would be appreciated.
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DAVIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-16 published
DAVIS, Lloyd
In Tofield Hospital, Alberta, following a gallant battle with cancer, Lloyd DAVIS, age 74. Loving husband of forty-nine years of Beverley (née TAILOR/TAYLOR.) Treasured father of Andrew and his wife, Bev and Bruce and his wife, Kelly. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Spencer, Cara, Marley, Mitchell and Leah and by his sister, Kathleen CAMERON, of Lion's Head. Predeceased by his parents, Jim and Emma; his sister, Margaret and his son, James Wilbur. Sadly missed by brothers-in-law, Glen CAMERON and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR, and sister-in-law, Margaret TAILOR/TAYLOR. A Funeral Service will be held in Tofield United Church, on Tuesday, August 16th. Cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held for Lloyd on Friday, August 26th, in Pike Bay United Church at 2: 00 p.m. Burial to follow at Eastnor Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Muscular Dystrophy Society would be appreciated by the family if so desired.
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DAVIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-21 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, William Henry
Passed away at Errinrung Nursing Home, Thornbury, Ontario on Saturday, November 19 William THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the Late Olga Isabel YOUNG. Dear father of Ruth (Russell) WHIELDON and Jessie FIELD of North Bay, David Chatsworth, Ronald (Sheila) of Windsor, Gordon (Roxanne) of Englehart and George of Meaford. Sadly missed by seventeen grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren Brother of Herb (Myrtle), Bob (Reta), Kenny (Devona) and Gert YOUNG. Predeceased by one brother Frances and three sisters, Mary DEMERS, Marg DAVIS and Jean. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday Morning, November 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Visiting on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donatons to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-22 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, William Henry
Passed away at Errinrung Nursing Home, Thornbury, Ontario on Saturday, November 19th, 2005. William THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the Late Olga Isabel YOUNG. Dear father of Ruth (Russell) WHEILDON and Jessie FIELD of North Bay, David Chatsworth, Ronald (Sheila) of Windsor, Gordon (Roxanne) of Englehart and George and Doris MURRAY both of Meaford. Sadly missed by seventeen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Brother of Herb (Myrtle,) Bob (Reta,) Kenny (Devona) and Gert YOUNG. Predeceased by one brother, Frances and three sisters, Mary DEMERS, Marg DAVIS and Jean. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday Morning, November 23rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Visiting on Monday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-09 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mary Agnes Effie (née REID)
Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Kitchener, formerly of Chesley, passed away at the Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener on Thursday, December 8th, 2005 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late James Elmore THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Cherished mother of Robert and his wife Isabel of R.R.#3 Teeswater, Audrey FOWLER of Point Severn, Harvey and his wife Nancy of Greenock Township, Shirley and her husband John DAVIS of Mississauga, Marjorie and her husband William LEASK of Mount Forest and Barbara and her husband Terry BAKER of Kitchener. Mary will be missed by her fifteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her sister Ellen McKINNON, brothers Joseph, George, Robert and Harold and her parents William and Margaret (KEYES) REID. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Saturday from 1: 30 until the time of service at 3:30 p.m. spring interment in Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-16 published
WRAIGHT, Violet
Violet WRAIGHT a resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Thamesview Lodge in Chatham at the age of 86 years. Beloved daughter of the late Thomas WRAIGHT and Dora (GIBBINS) (WRAIGHT) DAVIS. Kind sister of Don WRAIGHT of Burlington. The late Violet WRAIGHT rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg, until Monday, February 14, 2005 when the Funeral Service was held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Reverend Paul LINKLATER, officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy donations to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Violet WRAIGHT.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-23 published
PATTERSON, Mary Isabella
Mrs. Mary Isabella PATTERSON a long time resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 85 years. She was born in Dover Township, Ontario and is predeceased by her father Joseph and her mother Beatrice. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wallaceburg. Beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) PATTERSON (1993.) Loving mother of the late Sandra LAURIN (1998.) Sadly missed by her grand_sons Darrin and his wife Stephanie LAURIN of Wallaceburg and David LAURIN of Alberta. Dear great grandmother of Tyler, Stephanie and Brandon. Kind sister and sister-in-law of Douglas and Anne THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Meaford, Nadine and the late Paul McDONALD of Mitchell's Bay, the late Donna Anne RANKIN and the late Maxine (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) WALDEN. The late Mrs. PATTERSON rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg until Monday, March 21, 2005 when the funeral service was held from the chapel of the funeral home at 10: 30 a.m. with Pastor Brian HORROBIN, Officiating. Pallbearers were Tony DAVIS, Dan FARR, Rob RICHARD, Jarrod JONES, Craig GRIFFORE and Rob GURD. Interment has taken place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Mary PATTERSON.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-30 published
WRIGLEY, Merle Jean
Merle Jean WRIGLEY of Port Lambton passed away suddenly at the C.K.H.A. - Sydenham Campus on Thursday, March 24, 2005 in her 75th year. Merle was a real estate agent in Wallaceburg and Port Lambton for many years. Loving wife of Edward (Ted) WRIGLEY. Beloved mother of Valorie (Tom) VERSTRAETE of Blenheim and Janet (Keith) DAVIS of Wilkesport. Dear grandmother of Aaron, Tracey, Dallas and Marina. Great grandmother of Hailey, Olivia, Abby and Jillian. Sister of the late Bernard ROSS and the late Lenard ROSS. Daughter of the late George and Frances (TOZER) MURRAY. The family received relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin), in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, where the funeral service was held at 1: 30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2005. Reverend Grace COLEMAN- ANTHONY officiated. The interment followed at McDonald Cemetery, Port Lambton. If desired, remembrances to the Sydenham Hospital Foundation may be left at the funeral home.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
DAVIS, Frederick George
Mr. Frederick George DAVIS, age 77, of Stratford passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, December 30, 2004. He was born in Stratford, son of the late Frederick DAVIS and the former Elizabeth BURROWS and has been a lifelong resident of Stratford. George was a former employee of the Ministry of Transportation and Communication retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church and Tecumseh Masonic Lodge #144 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. Dear brother of Betty and Marion DAVIS of Stratford and Pat DAVIS of London. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Virginia DAVIS of London, his nephew John DAVIS (Valerie,) North Bay, niece Sarah DAVIS (Kirk) and their son John-Paul of Hanoi, Vietnam, niece Rebecca KUSSNER (Bryan) and their children Hannah and Jacob of London. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Melba and his brother John both of London. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, January 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Stratford on Monday at 11 a.m. Reverend Dr. Lorne MITCHELL will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital, St. James Anglican Church or to the charity of choice through the funeral home.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
TATHAM, Ellen Goodeve
August 1, 1938 - December 22, 2004. Suddenly at her home in Vancouver. Youngest child of the late C.O. and Anna J.J. TATHAM of Woodstock, Ontario. After primary and secondary education in Woodstock, Ellen achieved her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in London in 1959. She had post graduate training in Toronto and Seattle and spent her professional life as a speech pathologist in Sarnia, Sydney (Australia) and Vancouver, which became her permanent and much-enjoyed home. Favorite to all, Ellen will be remembered for her generosity, humility and wonderful sense of humour. She conquered physical health problems with grace and quiet perseverance. She will always be loved by her siblings, Charlie of Powell River, British Columbia, George of Guelph, Ontario; Margaret LUMSDEN of Edmonton, Alberta; Sid of Woodstock, Ontario; and Elizabeth DAVIS of Grand Bend, Ontario; and their families, which include their four spouses, 21 children and 37 grand nieces and grand nephews. Predeceased by one nephew, Andrew in 1985 and her brother-in-law Bill LUMSDEN in 1997. Ellen will also be cherished by her numerous Friends in many places, including Richard KICE in Montana. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. In place of flowers, a contribution to the Canadian Mental Health Association (8 King St. E., Suite 810, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1B5) would be appreciated. A memorial gathering of Ellen's family and Friends will be held at her favorite spot for casual entertaining, the Billy Bishop Legion Hall in Vancouver, Saturday, January 15, 2005.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-03 published
DAVIS, Rachel
She could not ration her strength.
She could not tolerate things that insult the dignity and the light in us all.
She would not calculate what she could afford to give, or in any way stand by, hold back, or remain silent in the face of danger or defeat.
She was like all people with strength
Open and vulnerable and not afraid to be afraid.
On January 3rd, 2004 Rachel DAVIS was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia while trying to protect a stranger from being beaten. She is sadly missed and will remain our most favorite heroin forever. www.racheldavis.ca
Love and misses P.J. DI PINTO and family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
DAVIS, Robert
In loving memory of dear father and grandfather Robert who passed away 20 years ago today.
You're not forgotten Father, dear,
Nor ever shall you be
As long as life and memory last,
We shall remember thee.
Remembered by Debbie, Jeff and family and Brenda, Chris and family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-11 published
O'HANLEY, Mary Kathleen
Mary Kathleen O'HANLEY passed away at Taché Nursing Centre, Winnipeg, Sunday, January 02, 2005 in her 83rd year. Loving sister of Claire ECKERT, Seaforth and Marion CLEARY of London, Ontario. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother John L. O'HANLEY and sisters Jean DAVIS and Elizabeth O'HANLEY. Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Winnipeg and interment at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
DAVIS, Ruth E.
In loving memory of my dear mother Ruth E. DAVIS who passed away January 27, 2002.
Every day in some small way,
Memories of you come my way,
I miss your smile and gentle way,
In my heart you'll always stay.
Loved and missed by daughter Carolyn and son-in-law Gerry.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-09 published
DAVIS, Evelyn Marion
In loving memory of Evelyn Marion DAVIS, who suddenly passed away one year ago, on February 9th 2004.
“Thinking of her as living in the hearts of those she touched…for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.&rdquo
Evelyn is sadly missed by her loving husband George, her children, grandchildren, family and Friends.
We love and miss you, more and more every day.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-12 published
WRAIGHT, Violet
Violet WRAIGHT, of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, February 11, 2005, at the Thamesview Lodge, in Chatham at the age of 86 years. Daughter of the late Thomas and Dora (DAVIS) WRAIGHT. Kind sister of Donald WRAIGHT of Burlington. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, (639 Elgin Street), in Wallaceburg, on Monday from 1-2 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donation to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
TUCKWOOD, Joan Sylvia (STRUCKETT)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus, on Sunday, February 13th, 2005, Joan Sylvia (STRUCKETT) TUCKWOOD of London in her 84th year. Wife of the late Stanley TUCKWOOD (2002.) Dear mother of Sylvia DAVIS and her husband Robert of Dorchester, Beverley BLACK and her husband Tom of London, Wendy DEMO and her husband Robert of Delaware, Brenda REILLY and her husband William of Windsor. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Dorothy, Grace, John and Stewart. Predeceased by her daughter Margaret IRELAND and by her brothers Jim and Fred. The memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation two hours prior to the service. Cremation and interment of ashes at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joan are asked to consider the charity of their choice.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
BRYANT, Rex Deverne
Rex Deverne BRYANT, passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in his 85th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Ruby (GOODHAND) BRYANT of Tillsonburg. Loving father of Shirley DAVIS and husband Merv of Tillsonburg, Nancy MITCHELL and husband Bill of Straffordville, and Judy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Lakefield. He will be sadly missed by 5 grandchildren as well as 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Dock and Maude (ATKINS) BRYANT, a grand_son Wade MITCHELL (1980) and a brother Leonard BRYANT (1988.) Mr. BRYANT was a member of the Vienna Masonic Lodge #237 and served as a Past Master. Mrs. BRYANT and her family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Friday, February 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Ostrander's Chapel on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna, Ontario. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (I.C.U. Unit). Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-19 published
BRYANT, Rex Deverne
Rex Deverne BRYANT, passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in his 85th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Ruby (GOODHAND) BRYANT of Tillsonburg. Loving father of Shirley DAVIS and husband Merv of Tillsonburg, Nancy MITCHELL and husband Bill of Straffordville, and Judy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Lakefield. Dear brother of Leonard BRYANT of Tillsonburg. He will be sadly missed by 5 grandchildren as well as 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Dock and Maude (ATKINS) BRYANT, a grand_son Wade Mitchell (1980) and son-in-law Keith TAILOR/TAYLOR (1988.) Mr. BRYANT was a member of the Vienna Masonic Lodge #237, and served as a Past Master. Mrs. BRYANT and her family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Friday, February 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Ostrander's Chapel on Saturday, February 19, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna, Ontario. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (I.C.U. Unit). Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
KESTER, Adrianus " Adrian" Nicolaas Jozef
Peacefully, at home, Saturday, February 19, 2005, Adrianus "Adrian" Nicolaas Jozef KESTER, 74, of R.R.#2, Dashwood. Beloved husband of Mary (GROENEWEGEN) KESTER. Loved father and father-in-law of Tilly and Robert ANDERSON of Londesborough, Arnold and Karen KESTER of Dashwood, Jenny and Dennis FLEISCHAUER of Clinton, Joe KESTER of Guelph, Tony and Theresa KESTER of Zurich, John KESTER and Lori DAVIS of Ottawa, Dorothy KESTER of R.R.#2, Dashwood, Andy KESTER of Guelph, Leo and Christine KESTER of Ottawa, Tom KESTER and Christine VIECELI of Ottawa, Gerald KESTER of R.R.#2, Dashwood and Jim KESTER of Ottawa. Loved by 16 grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Tillie and Jerry VANLEEUWEN of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Ann and Arnold MARTENS of Ottawa, Martin and Lil MARTENS of R.R.#1, Dashwood. Thea and Peter VAN DER DRIFT, Leo and Ina KESTER, Joop and Ria KESTER, Kees and Tineke KESTER, Nico and Corrie KESTER, Ad and Adrienne KESTER, Gerard and Inge KESTER, Annie VAN DER KNAAP and Nettie KESTER all of Holland, Pete and Aggie GROENEWEGEN of Ilderton, Wien VOLLERING, Mien VAN ADRICHEM, Jan and Leny GROENEWEGEN, Leo and Carla GROENEWEGEN, Aad and Annie GROENEWEGEN, Joop VAN ADRICHEM all of Holland. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by sister Leny MARTENS, brothers Jan and Tom KESTER, brothers-in-law Bertus VOLLERING and Gerard VAN ADRICHEM and sister-in-law Toos VAN ADRICHEM. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish and Family prayers at the Funeral Home Tuesday at 8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Father Ray LAWHEAD Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society, Diabetes Association, Mount Carmel Church Restoration Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
HAYES, Veronica
Suddenly in hospital on Sunday, March 27, 2005 Veronica in her 77th year. Dear wife of the late Ted HAYES. Dear mother of Tina (Greg SWEENEY), Terry (Greg PICH), Ted, Tom (Kathy), Tammie (Joe KOCH,) Tracy (Barry GRIMES,) Trudy and Tyler. Dear grandmother of Teddy, Caitlin, Cally, Shevy, Emma, Sammy, Alex and Jacob. Dear daughter-in-law of Ross DOUGALL. Dear sister of Josephine DAVIS and Tom PICCO. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service to be announced. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. "Good night my love."

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
GREEN, John Adam " Jack"
John Adam " Jack" GREEN, 69, of R.R.#1, Embro passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005. He was born in Zorra Township, Oxford County on March 26, 1936 a son of the late Nelson GREEN and the former Helen KERR. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Harrington where he had served on the Board of Managers. Throughout his lifetime he had a great passion for dairy farming, was a former member of Jr. Farmers and was a former Director of Embro and Zorra Agricultural Society. John is survived by his wife, the former Reta Isobelle USHER, whom he married at Embro on September 22, 1962; one son, Brad and wife Faith GREEN of R.R.#3, Embro one daughter Cheryl and husband Gary DOTZERT of R.R.#1, Stratford three grandchildren Becca, Ainsley and Aiden DOTZERT; one sister, Betty and husband James SCOTT of Stratford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wilfred WEAVER and his friend Pauline MacGILLIVRAY of Durham, Dorothy LAING and Norman STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, both of Woodstock Helen KEMSHEAD of London, Tony and Tina USHER of Saint Marys, John and Luella SIPPEL of R.R #1, New Hamburg; Robert and Sheila USHER of Embro. He was predeceased by two sons, James Adam GREEN on April 30, 1986, Stephen Geoffrey GREEN on August 8, 2002; two sisters, Jessie DAVIS and Margaret WEAVER; sister-in-law, Eva STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and brothers-in-law, Bill DAVIS, Lloyd LAING and Bruce KEMSHEAD. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a private funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2005, The Reverend David KETCHEN will officiate. Interment in Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Harrington. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Liver Transplant Organization would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-01 published
FORD, Christine
At the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Christine FORD of Dutton in her 94th year. Beloved sister-in-law of Jean FORD of Dutton. Loved aunt of Robert and Jean Louise FORD and Kathy REIMER all of Dutton and Dan and Sandra FORD of Fingal. Also survived by several nieces and nephews in the U.S.A. and also several cousins. Special cousin of Ruth WIGHT of Dutton. Predeceased by her sister Ruth DAVIS and brothers John, Don, George and Murray. 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, April 2, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to Knox St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
DOELLE, Lynn (née DAVIS)
In loving memory of our dear daughter Lynn DOELLE (née DAVIS) who passed away April 21, 2002.
Our hearts still ache with sadness
Secret tears still flow
What it means to lose you
No one will ever know.
Always remembered and loved, Mom, Dad, Rob, Rick, Matt, David, Donna and Michelle.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-04 published
JAECKEL, Lothar Karl-Heinz
Lothar Karl-Heinz JAECKEL peacefully at his residence on Monday, May 2, 2005, in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Valerie JAECKEL (née MARSH- RUDY) for 21 years. Loving father of Joe JAECKEL, Ann (Jeff) DAVIS. Loved stepfather of Bill (Ivy) RUDY, Bonnie (Dennis) DION and Rob (Leanna) RUDY. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Dear brother of Inga (Andy BRENNAN) CORMIER, Siegrid (Angelo) VELLA and brother-in-law of Al (Bonnie) MARSH, Cindy (Ray) DION. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Friday, May 6th, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-25 published
WEARRING, Eleanor Jean, R.N., B.Sc. (Nursing)
With dignity and courage and surrounded by love the death of Eleanor Jean WEARRING took place at Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, 23rd March 2005. Eleanor was born in London the only daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian WEARRING of London, Ontario. Predeceased by her eldest brother Colin of Toronto. Survived by her youngest brother George Arther (Marilyn) WEARRING. Eleanor was the special gentle, courageous and loving friend and "adopted sister" to Ruth Mary GITTINS of Hamilton. Eleanor is survived by one niece and four nephews.
Eleanor was a nursing graduate of Hamilton General Hospital where she attained the Professional Bedside Nursing Award and graduated from Western University where she obtained her B.Sc. (Nursing). Eleanor worked at Brantford General Hospital and at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital where in 1968 as Director of Education she retired due to failing health. It gave Eleanor great pleasure to hear from and keep in touch with many of her past students and classmates. Special thanks to Reverend Sue CARR (Hospital Chaplain) and Dr. Clive DAVIS who were a tower of strength and support at all times and will forever be special to Ruth. Eleanor was a special person who gave of herself and due to the many lives that she touched he memory will never die. As a tribute to Eleanor and in her memory please plant a tree, a bush, flower and scatter seeds of love. Interment will take place on Saturday, 28th of May 2005 at 2 p.m. in Wroxeter Cemetery, Ontario.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-10 published
SMITHRIM, MAC
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, June 8th. Mac SMITHRIM in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Olivia Mary SMITHRIM (DEMPSTER) (PENTAL). Predeceased by his wife Margaret SMITHRIM (SUMNER) (1994.) Dear father to Gary (Elaine) of Belleville and Gayle (Bill) HERRINGTON of Gravenhurst. Will be remembered by grandchildren Karen (Joe) PASZTERNAK, Bryan (Bonnie) SMITHRIM, Mary Lou SMITHRIM, Darryl (Christine) SMITHRIM, Debbie (Doug) RAGAN and Diana HERRINGTON. Great grandchildren Tiffany and Amy PASZTERNAK, Oliver and Georgia SMITHRIM and Ashly KENNY. Survived by sister Viola PAISLEY. Predeceased by sisters Marguerite McINTYRE, Olive BURDON and Evelyn GORTZEN. Brother-in-law of Evelyn and Evan STEAD, Frances SUMNER, Marion DAVIS and John SUMNER. Many nieces and nephews.
Mac was a longtime and dedicated member of the Odd Fellows and past district Deputy Grand Master. Past president of the Middlesex Federation of Agriculture and past member of the Hospital Board and the Cemetery Board. Proud volunteer of the Victorian Order of Nurses. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Friday, June 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. An Odd Fellows memorial service will be held at 6: 45 p.m. on Friday, June 10th. Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Saturday, June 11th with Reverend Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mac.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-20 published
DADSON, Violet (née DAVIS)
Mrs. Violet (DAVIS) DADSON of Saint Thomas passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, June 18, 2005, in her 88th year. Beloved wife for over 53 years to the late David DADSON (2000.) Dear sister of James “Jim” DAVIS and his wife Doris of Corunna and the late George DAVIS. Also lovingly remembered by in-laws, Eleanor DAVIS of R.R.#1, Wilkesport, Betty JONES, and Murray and Florence DADSON, all of Saint Thomas as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Born in Sombra Twp., Ontario, July 22, 1917, daughter of the late Gordon and Ida (ARMSTRONG) DAVIS. Violet was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church, Saint Thomas where she sang in the choir and was an organist for many years. She also attended Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
DAVIS, Ellen (MILLS)
Peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family, Mrs. Ellen (MILLS) DAVIS of Arva on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005, in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Peter DAVIS. Loving mother of Edward DAVIS and his wife June, Diane DAVIS- MILLER and her husband Paul, daughter-in-law Rita all of Arva. Predeceased by her son Hugh DAVIS. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren Roy, P.J., Jetanne, Rick, Beth, Randelle and Jay. Dear sister of Marg JONES and her husband Ross of Thorndale. Dear sister-in-law of Madeline MILLER of London. Predeceased by her brother Edward MILLS. The family will receive Friends on Thursday from 6-9 p.m., at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford). A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, July 1, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jane VANPATTER officiating. Cremation with interment of cremated remains at Vinings Cemetery, Thorndale. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
DAVIS, Kathleen M. " Kay" (GODDEN)
At St. Joseph's Health Centre, London, on Thursday, June 30th, 2005, Kathleen M. "Kay" (GODDEN) DAVIS of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph H. DAVIS (1998.) Dear mother of Gordon DAVIS and his wife Jessie of Elmira, and Joanne GRAVEL and Mike WEIGL of London. Dear sister of Leslie GODDEN and his wife Joyce of Waterloo. Also loved by her 4 grandchildren Tara DAVIS and her husband Greg CARGER, Jay DAVIS, Vaughn DAVIS and Allison GRAVEL. Kay was employed for many years at Victoria Hospital in London. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, July 4th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, N6L 1G5, or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-14 published
TOOP, Elizabeth Anne " Betty" (JAMES)
Elizabeth Anne (Betty) of Almonte. Peacefully in hospital, Almonte, Ontario on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 at age 75. Elizabeth Anne JAMES beloved wife of the late Albert (Bert) Irwin TOOP. Loving mother of James (Beverley) TOOP, Pembroke, Carol TOOP (Phil) and Susan (Tim) COYNE all of London, Ontario. Dear sister of the late John (Joan) JAMES, Winfield, British Columbia, Robert (Lucille) JAMES, Alberta, Ennis (Betty) JAMES, Portland, the late Warren (Mary) JAMES, Ottawa, Audrey (Donald) MacDONALD, Clayton, Winston (Cheryl) JAMES, Haliburton. Loving grandmother of Rory and Mitchell TOOP. Friends may call at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte for visiting on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Kerry Chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Venerable Robert DAVIS officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of Betty's ashes at Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Donations made in memory of Betty to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Almonte Country Haven would be most appreciated by the TOOP family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-30 published
KERR, John Brownlee
John Brownlee, born Ahoghill, Ireland, June 20, 1928. Passed away peacefully at his home in Mississauga on Thursday July 21, 2005 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving stepfather of Steven DAVIS (Sandra) of Mississauga and cherished father of Sandra EDGAR (Jim,) Janis MILLMAN (Maynard) of Oakville, Stephen KERR (Cheryl) of London, Robert KERR (Joanne) of Strathroy and brother of Lloyd KERR of Dorchester. Dear grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 4 great grand children. Predeceased by parents William and Ann KERR, sister Pearl COOK, brother Bill KERR and grand daughter Colleen MILLMAN. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and Friends. At John's request his body has been donated to medical research at the University of Toronto. No funeral. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-09 published
WALKER, George A. " Tub"
At Parkwood Hospital on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005, Mr. George A. "Tub" WALKER of London in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Dolores (DAVIES) WALKER. Loving father to Connie WALKER and her late husband Gord, and Wendy WALCH and her husband Chris, who was like a son, all of London. A special grandfather who lived for his grandchildren: Jordan, Sandra, Tom, Kristin, Josh and Jenna. Dear brother of Norma BARR, Sheila STAFFORD and her husband Laurence, Phyllis MENNELL, Helen JOHNSON and her husband Len, all of London, Gerry DAVIS and her husband Robert of Ridgetown, Carole HAWKINS and her husband Don, who was George's long time best friend, also of London. Predeceased by his two brothers William and David, and his brothers-in-law, Jim and Harry. Also survived by his sister-in-law Judy WALKER of London, as well as many nieces and nephews. George was on the London Fire Department for 33 years and retired as a Captain. He loved spending time at his cottage with his family and his old cars. He adored animals, and had a special bond with his cat T.J. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9th from 1: 30-4:00 and 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend Teresa CORRIGAN officiating. Cremation with interment of ashes at Woodland Cemetery, on Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. At George's request, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to consider the London Humane Society or London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
SCHERTZL, Margaret (née NAGY)
Saturday June 4, 2005 at the Granite Ridge in Stittsville at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late James SCHERTZL. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Steven NAGY. all formerly of London, Ontario. Survived by her beloved daughter Elizabeth (Douglas PHILLIPS,) three cherished grandchildren; Suzalie LONEY, Martin PHILLIPS (Jane LI) and James PHILLIPS (Christa LYONS); and six much-loved great-grandchildren: Justine and Jerry DAVIS, Alexandra and William PHILLIPS, and Amy and Jackson PHILLIPS. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff of Lake House in Granite Ridge for the special care given to Margaret. A Mass in Memory of Margaret took place in Ottawa. Inurnment to be held at St. Peter's Cemetery in London, Ontario, Wednesday September 14, 2005 at 11 a.m.
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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
RIVERS, John " Jack"
On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Seaforth Community Hospital, John (Jack) RIVERS of Seaforth, in his 86th year. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Evelyn QUERENGESSER and Barb RIVERS, both of Seaforth. Also survived by neices and nephews. Predeceased by parents Thorpe and Annie (DAVIS) RIVERS, his brother Elmer RIVERS and a sister Muriel ALLAN. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 1 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
MEYER, Hendrick " Hank" J.
On Wednesday, September 28th, 2005, Hendrick "Hank" J. MEYER of Woodstock in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Carol (nee GREENWOOD.) Loved father of Jennifer MEYER (Brian GIBB) of Woodstock, Anne MEYER of Toronto, Les MEYER of Woodstock, Joanna MEYER (Lloyd GOODYEAR) of Scarborough, Cathy MEYER (Rob AUBERTIN) Whitehorse, Yukon, and Brenda MEYER (John FARRELL) of Woodstock. Dear grandfather of Alexandra and Kyle GOODYEAR. Hank will be missed by his brothers Bill (Shirley DAVIS) of Toronto, Richard (Chantal) of Terrace, British Columbia, Rienus (Joyce) of Embro, John of London, his sister Martha MEYER (Pat VLASMAN) of Mt. Elgin, brother-in-law Robert GREENWOOD (Barb) of Saint Marys, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Henrietta CRAWFORD and his parents Hendrikus and Cornelia. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Monday, October 3rd, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David SNIHUR officiating. Interment in Innerkip Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Cystic Fibrosis, or Breast Cancer Research would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-03 published
NASH, Margaret
On Saturday, October 1, 2005, after a lengthy illness, Margaret NASH of Chateau Gardens, Parkhill, formerly of Kent Street, London, Ontario, in her 77th year. Survived by her sons Gary (Wendy) COCKMAN, Port Franks, Ontario and David (Tracy) COCKMAN, Beamsville, Ontario, and her grandchildren Tom (Keri), Attica, New York, Spencer (Julie CARROTHERS) and Kristin (Robb BURT) of London, Scott and Justin of Whistler, British Columbia. Also survived by two great-granddaughters, Emily and Savannah and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Mary Agnes (DAVIS) and Robert K. NASH, also by her son Rick COCKMAN (1980.) Special thanks to Dr. Andrew WHYNOT and the wonderful and caring staff at Chateau Gardens who were Mom's extended family. Sincere thanks also to the nurses of One South at the Strathroy General Hospital. As per Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held in Grimsby, Ontario where her ashes will be interred at a later date. Forest City Cremation Service charged with arrangements.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-07 published
GOODWIN, Joan Beverley (FINDLATER)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005. Joan Beverley GOODWIN (FINDLATER) of Strathroy in her 73rd year. Dear mother of Elizabeth DAVIS and Donald and Brenda BERNARD all of London. Sister to Ken FINDLATER and his wife Betty, Karen MOORE of London and Yvonne WILKINSON of Toronto. Survived also by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her friend Bill DAUBS and parents Robert and Ivey (MANNING) FINDLATER, sister Marjorie and brothers Bob, Fred and John. At Joan's request cremation has taken place and interment of cremated remains will be on Saturday, October 8th at 11: 00 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, entrusted with arrangements.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
KILBOURN, Russell B.
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, October 9, 2005 Russell B. KILBOURN of Mossley in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Marion "Boots" (née DAVIS.) Loving father of Diann HOPF (husband Jake) of Putnam, Bill (wife Bonnie) of Dorchester, Linda BRENNAN (husband John) of Niagara Falls, New York and Mark (wife Sherry) of Ingersoll. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by his brothers and their families. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2001 Dundas Street, London. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-13 published
DAVIS, Osmund Harry
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Tuesday, October 11, 2005, Osmund Harry DAVIS in his 93rd year. Devoted husband of Kathleen DAVIS. Loving father of Maureen and David HILLABY of London, Sheila DAVIS and Joseph DURAND of London and Mary DAVIS and Marty COLLIER of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Leila DAVIS, Olivia HILLABY and adopted grandfather of Alexandra GEORGELOS. Predeceased by his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Osmund was born in England, served in the Royal Air Force 1939-1945, emigrated to Canada in 1952, worked at Saint Mary's Hospital for 35 years, was passionate about singing, especially with the St. Peter's Basilica Choir for 52 years, was an avid gardener, loved traveling, and enjoyed watching tennis. Osmund was a very kind gentle person who touched numerous lives. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations to the C.O.L.D. Program at St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation or the Alzheimer Outreach Services of McCormick Home Foundation (A.O.S.) would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
HARRIS, Dorothy
Surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 22, 2005, Mrs. Dorothy HARRIS of London, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred HARRIS (1999.) Loving mother of John (Stretch) HARRIS of Edmonton, Grace DAVIS (Art) of Watford, Stephen HARRIS (Kathlen KUKLINSKI) of Toronto, Deb RAYNER (Kevin) of Brampton and Barb TIEGS (Jim) of London. Dear grandmother of Lynn VERHEYEN (Brian,) Jen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Rick) and Alex RAYNER and Maggie RAYNER. Great-grandmother of Calvin, Shelby and Aaron VERHEYEN and Cameron, Patrick and Logan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Predeceased by her great-granddaughter Hannah STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. A private family service has been entrusted to Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel. Donations to the War Amps in memory of Dorothy would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-27 published
TROYER, Francis Arnold
Suddenly at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday October 26, 2005 Francis Arnold TROYER of Tillsonburg passed away surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Barbara TROYER. Predeceased by his first wife Edith Florence Elizabeth TROYER (nee: KELLY) (1995.) Dear father of Jeannette Louise FOX of London; Richard Gordon (Kathie) TROYER of Tillsonburg; Cheryl (Allan) SCHRANK of Chatham; Debbie FRASER of Chatham. Cherished and much loved grandfather to Jason (Tara) FOX of Exeter; Jeremy (Diane) FOX of London; Mackenzie (Lianne) TROYER of Tillsonburg Kelly (Mark) ELGERSMA of St. Catharines, and Great-grandfather to Caleb; Aaron; Tobin; Kalli; Fiona, and Jessica. Dear brother of John (Margaret) TROYER of Tillsonburg; Ellen TOMLINSON of Courtland; Mary (Jim) DAVIS of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son-in-law John FOX (1988,) and brother-in-law Bill TOMLINSON. Francis was the former owner of Tillsonburg Commercial Printers; former owner of Queen's Ladies Wear of Tillsonburg; past president of Tillsonburg Curling Club past president of the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club; past president of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club; a past member of Tillsonburg Town Council, and a past member of the Tillsonburg Industrial Commission. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Thursday October 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Francis will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday October 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Ike AMORIN of Tillsonburg First Baptist Church officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. A Masonic memorial service under the auspice of Tillsonburg King Hiram Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #78 will be held Thursday evening at 6: 30 p.m. in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel. At the family's request memorial donations may be made to the Tillsonburg Shrine Club, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-29 published
LOBB, Verna Melina (née DAVIS)
Passed away peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home on October 28, 2005 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Leonard LOBB (1996.) Loving mother of Gene (Eileen) LOBB, Don (Patricia) LOBB. Cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-04 published
DAVIS, Beatrice Lillian (née HOUGH)
Of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at her late residence, in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Cory John DAVIS (1993) and dearly loved mother Doreen and her husband Alan THAIN of Saint Thomas, Marion PARRACK (husband the late Donald PARRACK,) Saint Thomas and Vivian and her husband Harold FOWLER of Saint Thomas. Dear sister-in-law of Jean HOUGH of Woodstock. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Much loved grandmother of Jim and his wife Susan, Thain, Judy and her husband Bill DENNEY, Linda and her husband David CUNNINGHAM, Steven and his wife Candice PARRICK, Perry and his wife Aline FOWLER and Martin and his wife Debbie FOWLER. Sadly missed by 14 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Beatrice was born in England on March 7, 1904 the daughter of the late George and Dinah HOUGH. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Valleyview Home or charity of choice.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
PICKERING, Thelma
The family of the Late Thelma PICKERING wish to extend thanks to the 1st and 4th floor staff of Marian Villa. To those who contributed donations to the Alzheimer Society or sent such beautiful sympathy cards. A special thank you to Dr. CHAPESKIE, Audrey DOW and Catherine DAVIS for your care and compassion and to Mike STEVENSON and the staff of McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home. Elsie and Family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-10 published
GARLAND, Marjorie Louise (née ALLEN)
At Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, Marjorie Louise (ALLEN) GARLAND, in her 88th year. Wife of the late W. Boyd GARLAND (1986.) Daughter of the late William Willis (Wesley) ALLEN (1968) and Marjorie (Madge) (DAVIS) ALLEN (1973) of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Sadly missed by her son John and companion Marg of Pembroke and Bonita (Bonnie) and her husband Keith BRISTOW of Ingersoll and daughter-in-law Golden of Kingston. Survived by five grandchildren Wesley and his wife Shelly, Catherine, Robert and Laura and two great-grandchildren Kayla and Katie. Sister of Myrna and her husband Walter KRAFCHUK of Belcarres, Saskatchewan. and her sisters-in-law Irene M. ALLEN and Darlene ALLEN, her brother-in-law Clarence VANDERHAEGHE of Esterhazy and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Ralph (1991), Gordon (2000), Jack (2002) and Willis (2003), and her sisters Alma VANDERHAEGHE (1997,) Marie SHARPE (1998) and Doris ARTHURS (2004,) her sisters-in-law Ethel ALLEN and Irene Rose ALLEN (2005) and brother-in-law Bernard ARTHURS (1980.) Marjorie proudly served during World War 2 as a photographer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and she was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #119, Ingersoll. She was awarded "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" in 1985. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where complete service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Bernie ROSEVEAR officiating. Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Service Friday at 7: 30 p.m. auspices of Branch #119, Ingersoll. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-22 published
DAVIS, Wallace
(Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 Veteran 1942-1947)
Peacefully, on Sunday November 20, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. Wally "Bunt", in his 83rd year, husband of the late Jean (née O'HANLEY.) Loving father of Mike DAVIS and Colleen BROWN and father-in-law of Wayne BROWN. Proud and cherished grandfather of Anna and Emily BROWN. Dear brother-in-law of Claire ECKERT and Marion CLEARY. Predeceased by his brother Ernie and by his aunt Pearl ANDERSON. Wally " Bunt" will be sadly missed by the many people whom he touched in his lifetime. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday November 23, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory contributions to the Georgetown Bread Basket or the Halton Region Lung Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
DAVIS, Frank (August 2, 1922-November 27, 2004)
My dear husband -- To hear your voice -- to see you smile To sit with you and talk a while To be with you the same old way Would be my greatest wish today. Love Lil

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
DAVIS, Frank
In memory of Frank, who passed away November 27, 2004. If you listen closely you can hear Frank whistling in Heaven. Sadly missed by your buddy and all Friends and neighbours on Agincourt Gardens.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
DAVIS, Frank
In memory of Frank DAVIS who passed away November 27, 2004. Your presence is ever near us, Your love remains with us yet, You were the kind of father Your loved ones would never forget. Lovingly remembered by Gary, Karen and Brent.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-29 published
DAVIS, Hugh (June 16, 1958-November 29, 2004)
Love ya, Like ya Like ya, Love ya Like ya so much Love ya way more Miss ya more than words can say. Love Rita, Jetanne, Randelle and Jay.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-29 published
DAVIS, Hugh
In loving memory of a great friend who passed away November 29, 2004. A friend to everyone he met; but for me he was the best. Miss ya buddy - Don and the rest of the Boogs.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
BENNETT, Frank
Executive of Canadian Liquid Air and Humber Welding Supplies. Passed peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2005 at Bloomington Cove at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Georgia. Loving dad of Malcolm and Ginny, Diane and Bob DAVIS, and Keith and Amanda. Special grandad of Neal, Paul, Caroline, Rebecca, Cameron, Abigail, and Madison. Visitation at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville 905-642-2855 on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 from 1 p.m. until time of service 2 p.m. At the family's request donations to the Alzheimer's Society of York Region or The Parkinson's Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
McMANUS, Betty Louise (née COLLEY)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, December 4, 2005, Betty Louise (COLLEY) McMANUS of London, in her 78th year, went peacefully. Loving mother of Cathy BARKER, (late Edward) of London, Pat McGLYNN (Peter) of Mississauga, Rick McMANUS of London, Sheron McMANUS of Saint Thomas and Nancy KOENRAADS (Henk) of London. Loving grandmother to Robert, Charlene, Sandra, Scott, Kevin, Tara, Derrick, Nicole and her great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Geraldine LUSCOMBE of London, Jean DAVIS of Edmonton, the late Beatrice WILLIAMS of London and her only brother the late Wesley COLLEY of Petrolia. Betty will be dearly missed by us all. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to all the Doctors and staff at the Intensive Care Unit, Second Floor, University Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association would be gratefully appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to our loving Betty, whom was everything to us mother, sister and friend. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-15 published
BROCKETT, Peggy (née SMITH)
After a brief illness at Strathroy General Hospital, Peggy BROCKETT (née SMITH) on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, in her 79th year. Beloved soul-mate of Burrell HOOPER of Delaware. Loving mother of Bill and Cathy of Toronto, Bob and Willie of Delaware and Rae of Orangeville. Loving grandmother of five grandchildren and one great grand_son. She will be sadly missed by her sister Isabell and Doug DAVIS of Lambeth and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, her sister Jean McCLELLAND and brother Jim SMITH. At Peggy's request, there will not be any visitation or funeral service. Expressions of sympathy and donations (charity of your choice) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-15 published
witness describes man's slaying
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Crime Reporter, Thurs., December 15, A man shot outside a south London townhouse ran through the snow losing his shoes along the way -- in a desperate attempt to get to safety, an eyewitness said yesterday.
The shooting death -- the city's 14th homicide of the year -- happened just before midnight Tuesday after an argument broke out among three men.
"I never ever saw anyone get shot in real life," the witness said, tears streaming down her face. "I'm just in shock. When I saw it, I couldn't believe it was happening.
"I'm just glad my kids slept through it."
Police yesterday identified the dead man as 25-year-old Jeffrey DAVIS of London.
Police said last night a man had been arrested, but no charges were laid.
The eyewitness, who lives in a townhouse complex on Vinewood Court, southeast of Thompson and Pond Mills roads, said she heard a heated exchange late Tuesday and went to look out her window.
Two men were standing next to a car -- one on the passenger side, the other on the driver's side -- in the parking lot of the townhouse complex.
"It sounded like they were arguing and persuading someone not to do something," said the woman, who asked that her name not be used.
The woman said she couldn't hear what the argument was about, but what she saw next was chilling.
The man next to the passenger door was arguing with DAVIS, who was standing in front of 54 Vinewood Court.
"I saw the one guy put his hand up and I heard, 'Pop, pop, pop,' " said the woman, as she motioned like she was holding a gun.
"(DAVIS) stood there like he was in shock. He tried to get over the snowbank and he lost his shoes."
The woman said DAVIS tried to get back inside 54 Vinewood Court, but never made it.
As soon as shots rang out, the man standing next to the driver's door jumped in the car and started it. The shooter, said the woman, bent down to pick something up and also jumped into the car, before fleeing.
The woman said she didn't see the shooter's face and couldn't see what kind of gun he was holding.
But the man was wearing a dark leather jacket with a light-coloured shirt and jeans. She said he had short, spiky hair and a stocky build.
The shocked woman called 911 and when police and paramedics arrived, she saw DAVIS's bloody face.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined he died from a gunshot wound.
Another neighbour said she was at home when she heard what sounded like a car backfiring.
"All I heard was three gunshots," said Danielle PEREZ, who looked out her window and saw a dark-coloured Pontiac Sunfire with tinted windows drive off.
"I was pretty freaked out. I've never been so scared in my life. I couldn't sleep at all."
Neighbours said DAVIS worked with the woman who lives at 54 Vinewood Court.
DAVIS was at a company Christmas party when he and some others were invited back to the townhouse to continue the celebrations, neighbours said.
Police confirmed DAVIS didn't live in the complex.
Outside 54 Vinewood Court, blood stained the snow and walkway.
Christmas lights framed the front windows of the house and Mickey Mouse drapes hung over one upstairs bedroom window.
Forensic investigators videotaped and photographed the scene.
Uniformed officers searched a large area of the parking lot blocked off by police tape and scoured the snow with a metal detector.
A police spokesperson said people who live in the area shouldn't be worried.
"This was not a random attack," Const. Amanda PFEFFER said.
Police are still exploring a motive for the slaying, she said.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-16 published
DAVIS, Jeffrey Thomas Mervyn
Suddenly in London on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Jeffrey Thomas Mervyn DAVIS in his 26th year. Beloved son of Hugh and Blanche DAVIS of London. Loving brother of Stacey DAVIS of London, Susan DAVIS- BAILEY and her husband David of Sudbury and Robert DAVIS and his wife Yumi of Tokyo, Japan. Dear grand_son of Agnes MIESSEAU of Newfoundland and the late Thomas MIESSEAU, and the late Anne and Mervyn DAVIS. Also loved by his nieces and nephews, Danielle BEIMERS, Aya DAVIS and Andrew and Aaron BAILEY and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff is greatly loved by all of his family and Friends and will remain in their hearts forever. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North (at Oxford Street) on Saturday, December 17th at 1: 30 p.m. with cremation to follow at Woodland Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, Ontario N6L 1G5 or Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 39011, London, Ontario N5Y 5L1 in honour of his parents. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
DAFOE, Myrtle
The family of Myrtle DAFOE would like to express our heartfelt thanks to family and Friends for their kind concern for our Mom. Special thanks to our friend Donna DAVIS for always being with Mom when she needed her. Thanks to Meadow Park (Lambton) for their care. Thanks to Reverend KRISTIAN for her lovely service, comforting words and great hospitality. Thanks to Mike and Murray from McFarlane & Roberts for their sympathetic care for us. Thanks to Littlewood United Church Women for their timely remembrances over the years and the reception luncheon. We are grateful for the donations, flowers, cards and visits. We will always remember your thoughtfulness.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-23 published
SINDEN, William " Bill" Frederick
Peacefully, at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 22, 2005 William "Bill" Frederick SINDEN of Long Point and formerly of Tillsonburg in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Florine SINDEN (nee: COMBES.) Dear father of Carole (Ed) DAVIS of London; Joan (Derek) READ of London. Cherished and much loved grandfather "Poppa" to Pam (Ralph) NAUJOKAITIS of London; Vikki (Domenic) ANELLO of London; Dean BRENNER of Duncan, British Columbia; Kevin (Kristin) TROTTER of Vancouver, British Columbia; Steven (Tracy) READ of Dutton; Robert READ of London. Great-grandfather to Mitchell; Kyle; Nicholas; Alex and Hannah. Dear brother to Jean PORTER of Courtland; Lorraine ROSEHART of Tillsonburg; Irene LIVINGSTONE of Simcoe; Jim (Joan) SINDEN of Tillsonburg; Brenda NOWELLS of Tillsonburg; Paul (Bryden) SINDEN of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was the President and former owner of Sinden Ltd. a longtime paint and decorating family business still existing in Tillsonburg a member of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club, a member of the Tillsonburg Ashler #701 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Masonic Lodge a past member of the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club, a past Tillsonburg Volunteer Fireman; and a founding member and president of the Providence Bay Hunt Club. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services for Bill will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday December 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul ROBINSON of Tillsonburg Alliance Church officiating. Cremation to follow. A Masonic Service under the auspice of Tillsonburg Ashler Lodge #701 will be in the chapel on Tuesday December 27, 2005 at 7 p.m. Interment will take place later at Tillsonburg Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife in the SINDEN Family plot. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
SINDEN, William " Bill" Frederick
Peacefully, at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 22, 2005 William "Bill" Frederick SINDEN of Long Point and formerly of Tillsonburg in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Florine SINDEN (nee: COMBES.) Dear father of Carole (Ed) DAVIS of London; Joan (Derek) READ of London. Cherished and much loved grandfather "Poppa" to Pam (Ralph) NAUJOKAITIS of London; Vikki (Domenic) ANELLO of London; Dean BRENNER of Duncan, British Columbia; Kevin (Kristin) TROTTER of Vancouver, British Columbia; Steven (Tracy) READ of Dutton; Robert READ of London. Great-grandfather to Mitchell; Kyle; Nicholas; Alex and Hannah. Dear brother to Jean PORTER of Courtland; Lorraine ROSEHART of Tillsonburg; Irene LIVINGSTONE of Simcoe; Jim (Joan) SINDEN of Tillsonburg; Brenda NOWELLS of Tillsonburg; Paul (Bryden) SINDEN of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was the President and former owner of Sinden Ltd. a longtime paint and decorating family business still existing in Tillsonburg a member of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club, a member of the Tillsonburg Ashler #701 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Masonic Lodge a past member of the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club, a past Tillsonburg Volunteer Fireman; and a founding member and president of the Providence Bay Hunt Club. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services for Bill will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday December 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul ROBINSON of Tillsonburg Alliance Church officiating. Cremation to follow. A Masonic Service under the auspice of Tillsonburg Ashler Lodge #701 will be in the chapel on Tuesday December 27, 2005 at 7 p.m. Interment will take place later at Tillsonburg Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife in the SINDEN Family plot. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-27 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Hazel Martha Jean (née DEMARAY)
At the Sprucedale Care Centre on Saturday, December 24, 2005. Hazel Martha Jean HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (née DEMARAY) and formerly of Parkhill in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Stacey HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (2002.) Dearly loved mother of Glen HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and his wife Betty of Glencoe, Sonya BAKER and her husband Robert of London. Cherished grandmother of Debra McDAID, Lisa DAVIS, John HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and Tara BAKER. Great Grandmother of Joey McDAID, Murray, Michelle and Dustin DAVIS, and Kyle and Kayden HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Dear sister of Irene BICE of Parkhill, Marion DEMARAY of London, June PATTERSON of Toryhill and Deloras BEAUCHAMP of Stratford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Olive DEMARAY. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 27th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Monday from 7-9 p.m. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-28 published
O'BRIGHT, William Andrew
Suddenly at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia on Thursday, December 22, 2005 William Andrew O'BRIGHT, age 80 of Sarnia. Mr. O'BRIGHT was retired from Polysar. Beloved husband of Muriel (McMULLEN) O'BRIGHT. Loving father of Gary O'BRIGHT and friend Maren HANSEN of Ottawa, Susan NISBET and her husband Chuck of Courtright, and Colleen CHRYSSOULAKIS and her husband John of Strathroy. A much loved grandfather who went above and beyond for his grandchildren: Marc, Christopher, Benjamin, Laurel O'BRIGHT, Michael, Jason, Kara and Christopher NISBET. Dear brother of Jean McINTOSH of Woodstock, Jack and Beth O'BRIGHT of Thamesford, Donna PAYNE of Woodstock, Pat O'BRIGHT of Strathroy, Doug O'BRIGHT of Woodstock, Margaret and Bill DAVIS of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by a sister Sandra and brothers Harold and Pat. Private family funeral services will be held. Cremation will take place. Sympathy through donations to the Huron House Boys Home or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
DAVIS, Jeff
We would like to sincerely thank all our Friends, relatives and neighbours for the care and kindness shown as we deal with the tragic loss of our son and brother. We are grateful for all the cards, food, condolences, donations, flowers, drives, other assistance we have received and offers of help that have been extended. We also want to thank those who stood in the long line at the funeral home to pay their respects and all those who packed the church at Jeff's funeral. Thank you also to Economical Insurance for sponsoring the reception following the funeral. We want to especially thank Reverend Timothy CONNOR and Reverend Timothy DOBBIN of St. George's Anglican Church for rushing to our side, helping us through some of our most difficult moments and for the meaningful Funeral Service. We want to thank the London Police for the compassionate way they have dealt with us. A special thanks to Jeff's Aunt Marion and Uncle Al for all they have done to assist us and for being there when we needed them. We also want to thank Jeff's Aunt Bev and his cousin Chris for trying to salvage our first Christmas without Jeff. The kindness of our close Friends, who have been there for us throughout this ordeal will always be remembered.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-04-19 published
CUSHMAN, Marguerite
In loving memory of Marguerite CUSHMAN, who passed away April Dont think of her as gone away
Her journey has just begun.
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.
We miss you hon.
Wendy DOWDEN and Jerome DAVIS

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-06-14 published
SMITHRIM, MAC
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, Mac SMITHRIM in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Olivia Mary SMITHRIM (DEMPSTER) (PENTAL). Predeceased by wife Margaret SMITHRIM (SUMNER) (1994.) Dear father to Gary (Elaine) of Belleville and Gayle (Bill) HERRINGTON of Gravenhurst. Will be remembered by grandchildren Karen (Joe) PASZTERNAK, Bryan (Bonnie) SMITHRIM, Mary Lou SMITHRIM, Darryl (Christine) SMITHRIM, Debbie (Doug) RAGAN, and Diana HERRINGTON; great-grandchildren Tiffany and Amy PASZTERNAK, Oliver and Georgia SMITHRIM, and Ashly KENNY. Survived by sister Viola PAISLEY. Predeceased by sisters Marguerite McINTYRE, Olive BURDON, and Evelyn GORTZEN. Brother-in-law of Evelyn and Evan STEAD, Frances SUMNER, Marion DAVIS, and John SUMNER; many nieces and nephews. Mac was a long-time and dedicated member of the Odd Fellows and past District Deputy Grand Master, past president of the Middlesex Federation of Agriculture and past member of the Hospital Board and the Cemetery Board. Proud volunteer of the Victorian Order of Nurses. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy, on Friday, June 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. An Odd Fellows memorial service was held at 6: 45 p.m. on Friday, June 10. Funeral service took place in the chapel on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment followed at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mac.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-26 published
CARRUTHERS, Donna Jean (née PATTERSON)
Suddenly, in Caledon East, on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, Donna Jean CARRUTHERS (née PATTERSON) of R.R.#1, Mt. Brydges in her 79th year. Predeceased by her husband Leonard CARRUTHERS (2003.) Dear mother of Jim and Raymonde of Espanola, Don and Cheryl of Caledon East, and Cheryl and Scott OLIVER of Melbourne. Loving grandmother of David, Jennifer, Brian, Ian, Mora, Dan, and Derek. Great-grandmother of Sophie. Dear sister of Ivan (deceased) and Marg PATTERSON, Lois and Lorne (deceased) CARROLL, Bill and Marjorie PATTERSON, Margie and David ROSS, Isabel and Don FORSYTH, Ena DAVIS, and Marion (deceased) and John SPENCE. Sister-in-law of Harry (deceased) and Ruth CARRUTHERS and John and Emma CARRUTHERS. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges, on Friday, July 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed on Saturday, July 23 at Melbourne United Church, commencing at 11 a.m. Interment Longwoods Cemetery, Melbourne. Donations to Melbourne United Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-12 published
GOODWIN, Joan Beverley (née FINDLATER)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Joan Beverley GOODWIN (FINDLATER) of Strathroy in her 73rd year. Dear mother of Elizabeth DAVIS and Donald and Brenda BERNARD, all of London. Sister to Ken FINDLATER and his wife Betty, Karen MOORE, all of London, and Yvonne WILKINSON of Toronto. Survived also by grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her friend Bill DAUBS and parents Robert and Ivey (MANNING) FINDLATER, sister Marjorie, and brothers Bob, Fred, and John. At Joans request, cremation has taken place and interment of cremated remains was on Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, entrusted with arrangements.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-19 published
DAVIS, Rose
On Tuesday, January 18th, 2005, at North York General Hospital. Rose DAVIS, beloved wife of the late Henry DAVIS. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Allan and Elaine DAVIS, and Sharon and Victor MONCARZ. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Milton and Florence WUNCH, and Shirley and Harry NASH, and the late Irving WUNCH, Molly FOGEL, and Sylvia GOLDEN. Devoted grandmother of Kevin and Nancy DAVIS, Richard and Eva DAVIS, Drew MONCARZ, Jillian MONCARZ and Chris JUNK, and James MONCARZ. Cherished great-grandmother of Brandon, Aaron, and Mason. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (2 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Court Topaz section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 133 Torresdale Ave. #202. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Rose and Henry DAVIS Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-31 published
FISHER, Robert Earle
(Former Broadcaster For The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Montreal Listeners Corner, For Over 30 Years) Peacefully at Streamway Villa, Cobourg on Thursday January 27th, 2005 in his 88th year. Loving son of the late John Edward FISHER and Emma Jane DROPE. Dear brother of the late John Ravenhill FISHER, George Barton Drope FISHER, James Augustus FISHER, Dorothy Elizabeth BELFORD, Kathleen Lillian FISHER, Helen Galbraith DAVIS, Constance Emily FISHER and Mary Madeline McKELLAR. Earle will be remembered by many nieces and nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment in St. George's Cemetery, Gore's Landing. If desired donations may be made to Saint John's Anglican Church, Harwood. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com. Arrangements entrusted to the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street, E., Cobourg (905) 372-5132.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-08 published
McDONOUGH, Ivan Patrick
Passed away Saturday, February 5, in his 47th year surrounded by his family and dearest Friends. His remarkable dignity in the face of the cancer that took his life taught us all the meaning of true courage. Ivan was much loved for his gentle and generous ways. His job as a Canadian National Railway engineer and his passion for curling kept him in Northern Ontario for most of his life, but did not completely tame his love of exotic travel. His final gift to his siblings, Peggy, Mary, Robert and Jane, was to remind them of their deep commitment and fierce loyalty to each other. His nephews, Joseph and William (McDONOUGH) and his nieces, Kielly (McDONOUGH) and Sinead (WALKER,) will remember their uncle 'Brutie' as 'the one who loved to play with us' - and they will always love him. Our very special thanks to Dr. Geoff DAVIS and the wonderful staff of St. Joseph's Hospice. Our heart-felt thanks, also, to Friends Don and Pam SMITH; Robert and Dana MacMILLAN who were with Ivan constantly and provided much support to all of us. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations in Ivan's name be made to St. Joseph's Foundation of Thunder Bay, 63 Carrie Street, Thunder Bay Ontario P7A 4J2.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-18 published
WIMS, James Francis " Frank"
Peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick on Thursday, February 17, 2005. Frank was born on August 21, 1919 to Peter WIMS and Elizabeth CURRY of Kingston, Ontario. Frank was predeceased by his siblings Mary WIMS, Florence Margaret WIMS and Lawrence WIMS. Frank was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Frank graduated from Queen's University in Chemical Engineering and worked for Canada Packers and Collis Leather as a research chemist during most of his working life. Frank was involved in sports his entire life having played badminton, tennis and golf. Frank's tennis and golf partners throughout most of his adult life were Bill STOREY, Stan WALKER, Lees OWRAM, former president of Collis Leather, Keith NESBIT of Westview Golf Club, and Keith DAVIS, a former professional tennis player and sporting goods proprieter in Newmarket. A private family service was held. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Kingston. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-22 published
ROPER, Professor Gordon
ROPER, Professor Gordon, who pioneered the teaching of Canadian Literature in Canada passed away in Peterborough on February 20th, 2005, at the age of 93. Predeceased by his beloved wife Helen CADDY and parents George and Martha, brother of Jack and sister-in-law, Betty, loving father and father-in-law of Susan and Bill DAVIS and Mark and Heather ROPER, grandfather of Jamie, Martha, Marnie, Rhonda, Sean, Brenda, and great-grandfather of Caitlyn and Vicki. Born in Brantford, Ontario in 1911, Gordon grew up in Peterborough. His love of books led him to attend George Williams Junior College in Chicago (1933-35). He then took his B.A., M.A. and Ph.d. (1944) at the University of Chicago where he specialized in American Literature and became a recognized authority on Herman Melville. He taught English at Chicago and Yale before returning to Peterborough in 1944 to serve in the army. In 1946 Gordon came to Trinity College at the University of Toronto where he was for many years Chair of the Department of English. He introduced the first graduate course at the University of Toronto in American literature (1946) and later in Canadian literature (1963). He was a founding Senior Fellow of Massey College and helped build the Massey College Collection of Canadian Fiction. Among his many publications he collaborated on the Literary History of Canada (1965) and his work became the standard reference on nineteenth century Canadian fiction. In 1969 Gordon joined Trent University as Professor of English and Canadian Studies. Here he assembled the Bata Library's Shell Collection of Canadian Literature. After his retirement in 1976 he continued to share his enthusiasm for early Canadian studies and to mentor younger colleagues. He was active in the Peterborough Historical Society and in his late eighties, although blind, he researched, wrote and published a memoir of the CADDY family. In 2000 the City of Peterborough honoured him for his contributions with a Peter Robinson Award. Through Canadian National Institute for the Blind Talking Books and being read to by a lively circle of devoted Friends, he continued to relish both early and current writing. His wit and talent for insightful discussion remained shared until the end. Gordon and Helen were islanders at Stoney Lake for over thirty years. Gordon and his father built the initial cottage structure by hand while Helen cooked over a campfire. Their family will cherish memories of summers spent there when four generations joined in play on rock and water. Friends may call at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Wednesday, February 23rd from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 24th at 1: 00 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Canadian National Institute for the Blind Talking Books or to the Roper Bursary Fund at Trent University.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-07 published
McKENNA, Sean Patrick
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sean Patrick McKENNA of Toronto, aged 41, on March 4, 2005. Sean died accidentally near his family cottage, a place he loved to be with his Friends and family. Sean could not have been a prouder father of Katie, aged eight, and Michael, aged four. He delighted in every moment of their lives and enthusiastically supported and participated in all of their interests. He was a gentle and loving father who, at six feet seven inches appeared imposing but tenderly ministered to their every need. He nurtured wonderful values, humour, and an interest in the world around them. He is the loving husband of Kathy HENDERSON, her best friend, her strength, and partner. Kathy and Sean were married May 17, 1991. Sean grew up in a wonderful family in Schomberg, Ontario. He leaves behind loving and much loved parents Neil and Ann McKENNA. He also leaves warm and devoted siblings - brother Neil (Carol) McKENNA, Stephen BOUCHER, Joe (Soen-Young) McKENNA, Gerry (Tammy) BARCLAY, and his sister Shannon (Ian) DAVIS. He also leaves loving in-laws Don and Mary HENDERSON, brother-in-law Michael (Lisa) HENDERSON and Jane (Sean) BAYLEY. He also leaves many nieces and nephews Neil, Liam, Evan, Maggie, Nolan, Sarah, Ben, Owen, Alison, Oliver, and Mary. Sean enjoyed his status as much loved uncle and he knew how to make each child feel special. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sean enjoyed life immensely. He was defined by his ability to make Friends and to be grateful and happy for the company of them. He was also a wonderful friend, who combined rare depth and compassion with razor sharp wit. Sean loved a party. He was gregarious, charming, and extroverted and people loved to be around him. He had a sense of humour second to none, a wonderful speaking voice and he was often called upon to speak at his Friends' special occasions. His Friends are too numerous to count and live around the corner and all over the world. Sean graduated from King City Secondary School where he played both football and 'Reach for the Top'. He attended York University studying economics and then graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1988 where he made some of his most abiding Friendships. He was called to the bar in 1990 and practised commercial litigation in Toronto. Many people who walked in Sean's office left as lifelong Friends. Sean lived in the Beach where he enjoyed coaching soccer, taking the kids tobogganing, running on the boardwalk and, of course, enjoying a pint in the local pub especially if it involved a trivia game and teasing his buddy Andrew. He was a member of the Balmy Beach Club, Scarborough Golf&Country Club and enjoyed being an active and giving member of the Beach community. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston R oad (west of Victoria Park Avenue), Toronto (416-6982861), on Monday, March 7, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass celebrating Sean's life will be held at Saint John's Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Road, on Tuesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Sean was an uncommonly generous person who quietly supported causes and many people without fanfare. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a favourite charity would be appreciated. Sean loved children so any charity that supports them would be wonderful.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-16 published
CRUICKSHANK, Darryl Wayne
It is with deep sadness our family announces the sudden death of Darryl Wayne CRUICKSHANK on Saturday, March 12, 2005 in his 58th year at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario. He was the beloved son of Jean of Brantford and the late Gordon (February 7, 2003). He was the proud father of Corry and her husband Darrell ERICKSON of Calgary. Darryl leaves his loving sisters Colleen DAVIS and her husband Rob of Kenya and Sandra HOWLETT and her husband Jim of Guelph. His proudest moments were the births of his grand_sons Davin and Joshua of Calgary. Darryl will be sadly missed by his aunts, nieces and nephews, along with their children and many Friends and co-workers throughout Canada. We will all miss his humour and joy of life. Friends will be welcomed at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, Paris, on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m., followed by interment in the Paris Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held in Ottawa at a later date. In Darryl's memory donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please sign your organ donation card and inform your family. Budgell's (519) 442-2200.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-20 published
DAVIS, Neil
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Monday, April 18th, 2005, at the age of 64. Survived by his loving wife Rosemary of 43 years, his son Tony and his wife Darlene and his daughter Shelagh and her husband Gary. Proud Papa to his granddaughter Emily. Neil will be missed by his animal companions Maggie and Fergus. Neil will also be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Barbara JASPER and her husband Jerry and their children Carol, Wendy, Rick and Rob. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road, (905) 602-1580. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 21st, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. from the Chapel of the Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses in the Emergency and Intensive Care Units of Trillium Health Care Centre for the competent and compassionate care.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-29 published
CREELMAN, Kenneth Munroe
Kenneth Munroe CREELMAN of Truro, Nova Scotia, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005 in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was 80.
He was born on June 30, 1924 to parents Jesse (JOHNSON) and Hedley CREELMAN. On October 18, 1948 he married Muriel J. DAVIS of Five Islands in Truro, Nova Scotia, and they became the proud parents of three sons and one daughter.
Kenneth lived most of his life in the house where his eight siblings were born on the Creelman farm at Otterbrook, Colchester County. Kenneth was the only one born in Truro Hospital. The story goes that his father Hedley picked him out of the babies in the nursery by the distinctive sound of his cry.
Hard work and long hours in the logging and lumber business defined Kenneth's work life spanning 67 years. Kenneth started driving a yard horse in Smith Field in the winter of 1937, when he was 13 years old. Decades later he was still building the business, always passionate about his life's work. His last day in the office was just a few days ago.
He was President of the Marwood group of companies. Kenneth enjoyed his work, enjoyed the Friendship of Marwood employees, and took great pride in ensuring Marwood provided top quality products and customer service. Kenneth enjoyed seeing people grow and succeed in his work life.
During his long career, Kenneth worked with his father, his brothers, and his sons. Along with being dedicated to the best interests of his business and his employees, he was, above all else, dedicated to caring for the needs of his family.
Kenneth had two families -- his own family and his corporate family; he loved and enjoyed the company of both. He was the leader who his families looked up to right through to the last days of his life. He was always there as a teacher and as an advisor for both. He was dedicated to the well being of the members of each of his families. Although soft spoken, with gentle humour, he provided clear direction and guidance. He set the example with a strong work ethic. He was a leader and a teacher to so many for so long; his attentive, caring hand and his guidance will be greatly missed.
Kenneth was associated with horses all his life -- first work horses in woodland operations and in more recent years, the champion Cape Cod Percherons in the show ring. Not one for hobbies, he did enjoy horse racing and horse shows as long as they did not interfere too much with work. Kenneth was a 50 year plus member of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons
He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Walter and Donald of Truro. Among the survivors are his wife, Muriel of Truro, and his four children: K. Ross (Carrie) of Fredericton, Barbara L. of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Douglas (Karen) of Fall River, Nova Scotia and Michael A. (Stephanie) Fredericton; his sisters, Helen A. LAWLOR and Mary E. CREELMAN of London, Ontario, S. Gladys (Alan) WORKMAN of Vancouver, his brothers, H. Gordon (Joan) of Truro, Warren R. (Helen) of Fredericton, Alan E. (Joanne) of Dartmouth; his sister in laws, Debra J. CREELMAN (Walter) and Mrs. Beryl SUTTON; his grandchildren: Sarah and Daniel CREELMAN (Douglas and Karen,) Andrea, Katherine, and Austin CREELMAN (Michael) and step grandchildren Jansen and Travis WHITE/WHYTE (Ross and Carrie.)
Arrangements are being made with Colchester Community Funeral Home, 521 Willow Street, Truro, Nova Scotia with visitation on Friday, April 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. A celebration of Mr. CREELMAN's life will be held at Middle Stewiacke United Church on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. and the Reverend Larry Harrison will officiate. Interment will follow at Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. On line condolences to colchestercommunityfh@ca.ns.sympatico.ca

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
ARNOLD, Hazel May (formerly HOWELLS)
Peacefully, on Saturday, April 30, 2005, at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre, in her 97th year, retired Registered Nurse. Predeceased by her husbands, Hugh HOWELLS, and Bert ARNOLD. Survived by her nieces, Zoe MORGAN, and Gina HOWELLS, both of Wales, United Kingdom. During the past five years, Hazel was lovingly cared for by Ross DAVIS of Barrie, Ontario, and the wonderful staff at the Baker Centre. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd. Funeral Home, 128 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga (905) 278-5546.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-26 published
NICHOLS, Doris Edwina (OUTHOUSE)
Born in Centreville, Digby County, Nova Scotia, April 1, 1940.
Died May 25, 2005 peacefully in Digby, Nova Scotia after a valiant but short fight with cancer Doris is sadly missed by her husband, H. Neil NICHOLS and her children Michael, Dale, Sherri and her husband Gary DAVIS, Susan and her husband Richard CONNERY, Lori and her husband Phil OUDI- REIMERINK and by her grandchildren, James and Erin, Elyse and Steven; Austin and Cassandra all of Toronto and Ashley, Nicole and Neil of Connecticut and by her mother, Regina OUTHOUSE and the late Carmen OUTHOUSE and her brother Carmen of Digby and her sister Lucille of London, Ontario and their families. Doris had many other Friends, àunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who will also miss her greatly.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Digby General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and Trillium Hospital in Mississauga for all of their assistance and loving care of Doris during her illness and also thanks to her close Friends for their thoughtfulness.
There will be a private family service held for Doris in Digby at Jaynes Funeral Home on May 26, 2005. Any consideration in honour of Doris can be made to one of the above hospitals.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
WHIDDEN, Jocelyn Anne (formerly LAWSON, née DAVIS)
Jocelyn Anne (Jo-Anne) Lawson WHIDDEN, 68, died peacefully at her home in New London, New Hampshire on the morning of Thursday, May 19, 2005.
Jo-Anne was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 18, 1936 to Robert Bruce and Elizabeth Chipman (TOLLER) DAVIS.
She resided in Ottawa, New Hampshire and Naples, Florida.
As a child, she was an avid horseback rider in the Rockcliffe Park area where she was raised. She graduated from Elmwood School for Girls and McDonald College. Later, she bred and showed standard poodles as a member of the Ottawa Kennel Club. Over the years, she was active in many clubs including The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, The Country Club, Seigneurie Club, Le Circle Universitaire d'Ottawa, The Rideau Club, Minto Skating Club, Ottawa Ski Club, Manor Park Community Association, Club Mont Ste. Marie and The Meech Lake Association. She was predeceased by her parents; by her sister, Elizabeth (Betsy) Jane (DAVIS) WATSON and by her first husband, James Wyburn LAWSON.
In the United States, she was active in Windemere Golf and Country Club, Naples Yacht Club, Moorings Country Club, The Lake Sunapee Country Club and Lake Sunapee Yacht Club.
An avid golfer, bridge player, poetry writer and email correspondent, Jo-Anne is fondly remembered by her husband, Richard Mason WHIDDEN her children, Ian LAWSON, John LAWSON, David E. LAWSON, Heather LAWSON and Jane LAWSON; her grandchildren, M. David, Christine, Sarah and Stephen; and by her nephews, Philip, James and David WATSON of England.
A memorial service will take place in Ottawa at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, on June 18, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m.
A private interment service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to Box 52145, R.P.O. Edmt. Tr., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 8K9. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
GOULDBURN, Allan Martin
Loving son of Martin and Ellen A. (BROWN) GOULDBURN. Born May 21st, 1934 in Whitby. Passed away on Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 at Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Nora (SCOLLARD.) Allan leaves his sisters Eleanor (Charles B. RYCROFT,) Catherine (Bill MILLIONS) and brother George (Margaret) and many nephews and nieces. Allan's story is one of great courage, determination and perseverance. Stricken by polio in the great epidemic of the early 1950's, he survived many traumatic months in an iron lung and returned to take his place as a valued employee of General Motors of Canada and later EDS where his skills in computer programming were recognized. He retired in 1983. Allan determinedly persevered in many areas of interest among which were boating, hunting, marksmanship, metalworking and reading. Allan served on the Executive of the Ontario March of Dimes Local Advisory Committee, Chair of the Ontario March of Dimes local Post Polio chapter the Ontario March of Dimes Post Polio Committee, Allan received the governor General's award for his volunteer work with the March of Dimes. Allan also served on the executive of The Toronto Society of Model Engineers, The Oshawa's Marksmen's Club and the C.I.L.B. Allan was a contributor to many local and national charities. In lieu of flowers donations to the M.S. Society or the charity of your choice in Allan's name would be appreciated. Allan's family would like to express their thanks to the Staff of the Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville Palliative Care 1st floor for the exceptional care and comfort they provided Allan during his lengthy hospitalization. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, June 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, June 3rd at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend Kenneth DAVIS of All Saints Anglican Church, Whitby will officiate. Interment Saint John's Anglican Cemetery, Port Whitby.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
SALOMON, Nettie (née BESSIN)
Peacefully in her 93rd year in Montreal, on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005. Wife of the late Irwin SALOMON. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Myra ABRAMS and Henry CUKOFF, David and Carole of Toronto. Cherished Nan of Steven and Laurie ABRAMS, Bobby ABRAMS; Angela Gayle SALOMON. Loving great grandmother of Daniel, Eric, Justin and Juliana ABRAMS. Dear sister of Adele DAVIS, Bertha SOKOL, the late Bella HANDELSMAN, the late Hy BESSIN, the late Tess SCHECTER, the late Ethel KAPPELER, the late Lily LANG, and sister-in-law of Dr. Nat SCHECTER and Morris LANG. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West, Montreal on Friday, June 3rd at 11: 00 a.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva private in Toronto. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-04 published
SALOMON, Nettie (née BESSIN)
Peacefully in her 93rd year in Montreal, on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005. Wife of the late Irwin SALOMON. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Myra ABRAMS and Henry CUKOFF, David and Carole of Toronto. Cherished Nan of Steven and Laurie ABRAMS, Bobby ABRAMS; Angela Gayle SALOMON. Loving great grandmother of Daniel, Eric, Justin and Juliana ABRAMS. Dear sister of Adele DAVIS, Bertha SOKOL, the late Bella HANDELSMAN, the late Hy BESSIN, the late Tess SCHECTER, the late Ethel KAPPELER, the late Lily LANG, and sister-in-law of Dr. Nat SCHECTER and Morris LANG. Funeral services took place from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West, Montreal on Friday, June 3rd at 11: 00 a.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva private in Toronto. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-21 published
MATHESON, Marguerite Adeline (née CROSBY)
Beloved wife of the late Frank R. MATHESON died peacefully at Briton House in Toronto, Ontario on June 20, 2005 in her 92nd year. Cherished mother of Brian (Gerry) MATHESON and Linda (Gordon) DEEKS. Much loved daughter of the late Raymond and Adeline CHURCHILL) CROSBY. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Kent, Craig and Sunshine MATHESON and Peter and David MATHESON- YOUNG. Marguerite is survived by her sisters Shirley (Gordon) ROMKEY and Barbara (Douglas) DAVIS, and her brother Raymond (Marjorie) CROSBY. She was predeceased by brothers Dean and Herbert. She leaves as well dearest Friends Miriam and Graydon COX and Glennie MARSHALL. Marguerite dealt bravely with blindness, celiac disease and lung cancer without complaint. The family is most appreciative of the wonderful care she received at Briton House. A funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 10: 00 a.m. Monday June 27, 2005 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Doctor Randy CROZSMAN officiating. A private family interment will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. In lieu of flowers donations in Marguerite's memory will be gratefully received by Canadian National Institute for the Blind, whose talking books gave her many hours of pleasure. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-28 published
DAVIS, Allyson Joan (née ZUKOSKY)
Born January 20th 1951, mother, daughter, and friend, passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, at her home in Toronto. Daughter of Lois J. ZUKOSKY and the late Al ZUKOSKY, sister of Ronald and Peggy-Anne ZUKOSKY. She is survived by her two daughters Gillian Elizabeth Susan DAVIS (22) and Bailey Alexandra Margaret DAVIS (18) and husband Porter DAVIS. Her warm and caring nature, wonderful sense of humour, and selfless generosity will be missed by all who knew her. She was a powerful force in the Rosedale business community and was an integral part of All the Best Fine Foods for more than 25 years. The loss of such a wonderful woman is truly tragic. She will be missed forever by those who knew and loved her. A celebration of Allyson's life will be held at St. Francis Catholic church at 101 Grace St. in Toronto, Thursday, June 30th at 7: 00 p.m. Reception to follow at Bar Italia, 582 College St. West. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-30 published
DAVIS, Lois Bell (née FARRELL)
On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre at 85 years of age. Lois was the wife of the late Lawrence DAVIS (May 08, 1980). She was step-mother to Robert and his wife Donna, Phillip and his wife Jessica all of Toronto and Daphne and her husband Donald OLYNICK of St. Catharines. Nana to Mary Louise, Danielle, Geneya and Bethany. Special cousin to Lorraine and her husband Martin GLEBE of Toronto. Lois was Godmother to Margaret and her husband Michael HOPWOOD of West Vancouver, B.C.. She was a former volunteer with the Red Cross at Sunnybrook Hospital along with holding the post of Past President of the volunteer Committee and Member, Board of Directors for the Art Gallery of Peterborough. In keeping with Lois' wishes a funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 235 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, on Monday, July 4, 2005. Reverend Canon Ron DAVIDSON will officiate. Memorial donations to All Saints Anglican Church Heritage Trust, the Art Gallery of Peterborough or the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough (705) 745-4683.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-11 published
DAVIS, Fred, 1996 -- Died This Day
Broadcaster born in Toronto in 1921
Monday, July 11, 2005, Page S8
The son of a butcher, he attended Queen Victoria Public School. His father wanted him to become a doctor or a butcher; his mother hoped for a pianist. Instead, he took up the trumpet. After several musical gigs, including a summer with Howard Cable's orchestra, he joined the army in 1942 and was posted to England with the Army Show Orchestra. After the war, he returned to Toronto where he spent a year at Lorne GREENE's now-legendary Academy of Radio Arts. His first broadcasting jobs were in radio but after six years as a staff announcer at Ottawa station CFRA, he gravitated to television. He signed on as host of On the Spot and later moved to the afternoon show Open House. He also fronted the debate shows Under Attack and Crossfire. In 1957, he was made moderator of a new show called Front Page Challenge. The game-interview show was expected to last 13 weeks and instead it enjoyed a run of 38 years, making him a national celebrity along with regular panelists Gordon SINCLAIR, Pierre BERTON, and Betty KENNEDY.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-22 published
HODD, James D.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Beloved husband of Gwen (née WHIDDEN) for 27 years. Loving father of Lynn GRAY/GREY, Shelley BELL (Andrew,) Janice LINKE (Peter) and Laurie HODD (Cameron.) Proud grandfather of Terri, Trevor, Leslie, Joanne, Cameron, Trenda, Kristen and Emily. Great-grandfather of Brittany. Jim will be sadly missed by his sister Jean DAVIS (Art) and brother Ralph (Joyce.) Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-26 published
GLASSCO, Meredith Grant
Peacefully at Peterborough on July 25, 2005 in his 95th year. Husband of the late Jean Kidder GLASSCO. Father of David (Gail McLAREN), John (Jane HIGGINSON), Jane (Carl DAVIS), Marjory (Andy PATTERSON) and Hugh (Colette COUTURE.) Grandfather of Bridget and Clare; Jennie, Tom, and Jack; Kate, Saul, and Meredith; David (Jen) and Jeannie; Noah, Emilie and Julia. Brother of Marjory YOUNG and the late Grant, Joan, Ruth and Hugh. Meredith lived his life well, taking great joy in his family and his music. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Art Gallery of Peterborough and Dying with Dignity. A special thank you to Maria TOMAS, Pam WILKINSON and all the wonderful care givers. The family will receive Friends at his home, 509 Homewood Avenue, Peterborough on Sunday, July 31 from 3-5 p.m.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-03 published
DAVIS, Marion " Bunny" (née RYER)
In Montreal, on Monday, August 1st, 2005, at the age of 75, after a courageous two and a half years at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Jewish Rehabilitation Centre and Maimonides Hospital. Beloved wife of the late David DAVIS. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter Rona (Michael) and her sons Louis (Deborah) and Steven (Susan). Loving Bubby Bunny of David, Simone, Richard, Douglas and Samantha. Dearest sister of the late Bernie RYER. The family would like to thank everyone who played a special role in helping her overcome extraordinary challenges. Funeral Service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal, on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1: 00 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva at her daughters residence. Contributions in her memory may be made to Maimonides Hospital Foundation, (514) 483-2121 ext. 2207.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-02 published
GROSSMAN, Allan, 1991 -- Died This Day
Friday, September 2, 2005, Page S7
Politician born in Toronto in 1911.
He first entered politics in 1951, winning a seat in the Ontario Legislature by a slim margin. Four years later, he defeated Communist incumbent Joseph SALSBERG in the St. Andrew riding, which he represented for 20 years until his retirement in 1975. As the first Jewish Conservative cabinet minister in Ontario, Mr. GROSSMAN held a number of portfolios, including trade, housing and revenue, under premiers Leslie FROST, John ROBARTS and William DAVIS. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for his work as the minister of what is now called Correctional Services, but fought his greatest battle against his own government by vigorously resisting the Spadina expressway. The highway was slated to run through his riding and he fought hard against it. He was the father of Larry GROSSMAN, leader of the Ontario Tories from 1985 to 1987.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-27 published
HALL, Heather M.
Peacefully after a courageous battle against breast cancer, on September 24, 2005 in Toronto. Beloved wife of Ross DAVIS, mother of Jessica and Joanna 'J.J.' and sister of Cameron HALL. Born November 21, 1948 in Oshawa, Ontario to Lois and Alex HALL, Heather attended Oshawa Collegiate and later Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Following a career in the private sector, Heather moved to public service and became a senior manager with the Ministry of the Environment. She will be sorely missed for her devotion to her family and to her work, her independence and her determination. The family will receive Friends at Pine Hills Visitation Chapel And Reception Centre - 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto, (north of St. Clair), 416-267-8229, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 between 7 and 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will take place at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Andrea EISEN and Barbara FITZGERALD and the care team at Sunnybrook. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-30 published
GOLDSMITH, Gerald E.
Peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 28, 2005. Predeceased by his cherished and adored wife Margaret Laura (Peggy) in 1980. Also predeceased by his sisters Kathleen JONES and Marjorie GOLDSMITH and brothers Frank CURRAN and Bill GOLDSMITH. He is survived by six loving children and their families; Mary DAVIS (Drew) of Toronto, Bill (Mary) of Thornbury, Margaret McGILLIS (Dean SMITH) of Barrie, Katherine PETRENY (Neil) of Guelph, Barbara BOUGH (Alex) of Calgary and Dr. Elizabeth EDWARDS (Mark) of Ottawa, his grandchildren Clark, Brennan, Maggie, Brent, Michel, John, Meaghan, Kate, Lauren, Maddie and Libby. Gerry served with distinction during World War 2 as a Captain in the 1st Canadian Infantry. He then enjoyed great success in business, retiring as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz Canada. His love of literature, sports, music, economics and politics made him a true man for all seasons. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his generosity, his intelligence and his tenacity. His strong will and big heart served him well to the very end of his life. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Sunday from 2: 00 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
CURATO, Phoebe (formerly FORKIN)
After living "the life she wanted", Phoebe died September 29, 2005, age 95. Born in Ottawa February 20, 1910, Phoebe grew up in Montreal. In the early 1930's she went to Moscow with her journalist husband Pat FORKIN. There she worked at Radio Moscow as a translator over 50 years. After his death, Phoebe married Andrei CURATO and moved to Italy for 10 years. She returned to Moscow so her son Andre could complete his university studies. In 1993 Phoebe, now retired, returned to Toronto. She is survived by her son Andre, her sister-in-law Taimi DAVIS and her dear Friends Morris and Sibyl FINE, who cared for her in her later years. Sincere gratitude to the staff and residents of Ahavath Achim. Special remembrance to her beloved companion Simon MAGED. At Phoebe's request, there will be no service.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-13 published
Richard HARRINGTON, Photographer (1911-2005)
Among his best known works were the haunting images he captured of Hudson Bay Inuit in 1950
By Sandra MARTIN, Thursday, October 13, 2005, Page S7
Photographer Richard HARRINGTON was fascinated by the human face, but always in a particular space or landscape. He took photographs of Mao Zedong in China during the Cultural Revolution, Fidel Castro at a memorial service for his comrade Che Guevara in Cuba and the last surviving Yagan Indian on Navarino Island in Chile.
His most famous photographs, however, were taken in the Canadian Arctic on a series of trips he made between 1948 and 1953, travelling alone across the frozen tundra by dogsled with an Inuit guide and sleeping in igloos.
"He captured people and the land in which they lived," said photography guru Lorraine Monk yesterday. "We wouldn't know what our country looked like otherwise."
Art and photography critic Gary Michael Dault says he was "first and foremost a documentary photographer who was more concerned with accuracy than aesthetics or the attractive surface of things. If his photographs possess beauty -- and I think they do -- it is a beauty that comes from his deep feeling that they have encapsulated the way things really were."
Richard HARRINGTON, or Adeeliorli (the man with the box) as the Inuit called him, was born in Hamburg, Germany. He never liked to talk about his childhood, but he did admit, reluctantly, in an interview with The Globe and Mail five years ago, that he arrived "friendless, penniless and homeless" in Canada in the mid 1920s, when he was 15 or 16.
He worked on a Mennonite farm for a while and, during the Depression, he was a hobo, "bumming around" and riding freight trains across the country looking for work. By the late 1930s, he found a job taking "progress" photographs of babies at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
On the side, he made notes about babies who had been born in the hospital; after they were safely home, he'd knock on the door and offer to take photographs of the new arrival for 25 cents a print. From this door-to-door trade he graduated to selling his pictures to newspapers and magazines. The first photograph he sold was a shot of a bridge against sunlight. "I got paid two dollars," he remembered proudly.
He married his first wife, Evelyn (Lyn) DAVIS in June, 1942. For decades they roamed the world, plying their trade as freelance photographer and writer. He clicked the shutter and developed the film and she did the interviews and wrote the copy. Then they sold the package to magazines. On a good day they could produce as many as four stories, two in the morning and two in the afternoon.
His first camera was an early Leica with an Elmar F3.5 lens, "a beautiful, precision instrument." Later he bought a Rolleiflex with a fixed lens. He found it "bulky" but sturdy and he loved its "wonderful" silent shutter.
When he went to the Arctic, he wore his cameras like pendants inside his clothes and slept with them next to his chest, "like a baby" to keep them warm. They stuck to his moist skin in the freezing air, sometimes pulling out his eyebrows. His fingers were too numb to take more than two or three shots at a time, and he could only change rolls of film in the dim shelter of an igloo because the film Turned brittle in the subzero temperatures.
Mr. HARRINGTON's most famous Arctic trip was the time he spent in the Keewatin District west of Hudson Bay, in what is now Nunavut. Starting from Churchill, Manitoba, he travelled by dogsled with Kumok, his friend and guide, to Eskimo Point -- a tiny community that had grown up around a Hudson's Bay Co. post that had been established in the 1920s. From there, they went searching for the remote camps of the Padleimiut clan.
The Padleimiut were inland hunters and gatherers who lived on the tree line, hunting migratory birds and caribou. Famine was a regular part of the life cycle of this nomadic people who had lived and died on the land in an unchanging pattern for thousands of years.
Game was so scarce in the late winter of 1950 that the Padleimiut were starving when Mr. HARRINGTON and his guide came across them that February. He wrote in his diary: "Dogs are dying everywhere.... Since Eskimos must travel to obtain food and furs, it means they cannot move around any more."
He shared his supplies, took photographs and, when he arrived back in Churchill, he raised the alarm and sounded a public outcry that compelled the Canadian government to send supply planes to drop food near the camps. The food was too late for many and inappropriate for those who were still alive. Dried peas and beans were useless because the Padleimiut didn't have cooking fuel.
His photographs bear witness to a nomadic way of life and death that had gone unchanged for tens of thousands of years. There is a picture that Mr. HARRINGTON took of a young mother in labour on her hands and knees while her toddler lies on the floor of the igloo beside her. Another picture shows Arnalukjuak, a stoic old woman who has been left alone to die in a cold, iced-over igloo. He gave her some tobacco for her soapstone pipe, but she was too weak to suck on it. The next morning she was dead of cold and hunger.
Photographer Edward Steichen selected a print of a woman named Keenaq rubbing noses with a child called Keepseeyuk for his famous Family of Man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York later in 1950.
Ms. Monk mounted an elaborate exhibition of Mr. HARRINGTON's work called The Incredible Journeys: Photographs from the Canadian Far North: 1947-1952 in 1987. She speaks of him and his work with reverence, comparing him with artists such as Rembrandt.
In his time, Richard HARRINGTON visited more than 100 countries, travelling from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Albania to Zaire, and had his work published in Life, Look, National Geographic, Paris Match and Der Stern and in more than two dozen books. He sold photographs to the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives of Canada, and the Museum of Modern Art. For the rest of his life, he regretted selling the negatives to so many of his Arctic photographs to the National Archives. "I sold them 2,500 negatives and more words than in Forever Amber for $7,000 when I needed the money," he said bitterly in 2000.
His first wife died in the late 1980s and he married librarian Margaret ADAIR in February, 1995. They lived quietly in Leaside, a small Toronto community. In 2000, his work was celebrated when he was awarded the Order of Canada and his old friend, anthropologist Edward Carpenter, privately published Padlei Diary 1950.
That same year he suffered a heart attack and spent three months in hospital. After he recovered, he made his wife Margaret promise not to send him back to hospital. Last Thursday, he had a second heart attack, fell and hit his head. She, good to her promise, cared for him at home.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-17 published
EMERSON, John Alexander MacLean
With great sadness, but thanksgiving for a life well lived, the family announces the peaceful passing of John on Friday, October Devoted and cherished husband of Sandra (née WOLFE;) proud and loving father of his 'troops', sons: Bruce, Brian and Douglas admiring father-in-law of Margaret and Natasha; and grandfather of Kate DAVIS.
John will be deeply missed by brother Gordon and his wife Barbara sister Florence and husband Richard NEWMAN, sister Margaret and husband Roderick McLEAN and brother-in-law Joseph WOLFE and wife Willa. Many nieces and nephews will also fondly remember him.
John was an esteemed educator in Etobicoke Schools, the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. He was also Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Society of Education through Art and the first recipient of the Ray Blackwell Excellence in Art Education Award Past President of the Streetsville Historical Society; recipient of the Ontario Heritage Foundation Certificate of Achievement and the Mississauga Heritage Foundation's Member's Choice Award.
Music was an integral component of John's life; he was a long-time member of the Streestville United Church choir, and organist at Seabreeze Community Church, Lake of Bays.
John's boundless energy, imagination and capabilities inspired a countless stream of projects at his beloved Streetsville and Seabreeze homes. His far-reaching intellectual curiosity enriched his family's education and experience.
We extend our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Donna REECE at Princess Margaret Hospital, to the Haemodialysis Team at Credit Valley Hospital, and to the caregivers who assisted at home for their support throughout John's illness.
The family will receive Friends at Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen St. S., Streetsville on Sunday, October 16, and Monday, October 17, 2005, from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service and reception will take place at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen St. S., Mississauga.
If desired, the family would prefer that expressions of sympathy be made through a donation to the charity of your choice.
"And ever has it been, that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-14 published
DAVIS, Victor, 1989 -- Died This Day
Monday, November 14, 2005, Page S11
Athlete born in Guelph, Ontario, on February 10, 1964.
Introduced to swimming by his father, he took to competitive swimming as a teenager and burst on the world scene in 1981 after winning the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke events at a Canada-Soviet Union-West Germany meet.
A year later, he set a new world 200-metre breaststroke record. In 1984, he won gold in 200-metre breaststroke at the Los Angeles Olympics and set another new world mark.
He also won silver medals in 100-metre breaststroke and in the medley relay.
In 1986, he won a gold at the World Championships but, by the 1988 Seoul Olympics, he had lost his world-beating edge in breaststroke.
He still came home with silver after the Canadian team came second in the medley relay.
He retired soon after and announced plans to form a company dealing with pool safety. Unfortunately, his goals were never realized.
He died after a hit-and-run automobile accident outside a Montreal bar where he had gone to the aid of a young woman who had been harassed by two men. The men left the bar and the accident occurred soon afterward.
He was a member of the Order of Canada.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-16 published
Chris TOLOS, Wrestler (1929-2005)
Elder half of the Tolos Brothers who intimidated wrestling 40 years ago shunned the spotlight in retirement, wrote a cookbook and stayed home to care for his elderly mother
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, November 16, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- The elder of the two famous TOLOS brothers from Hamilton, Ontario, Chris enjoyed the bulk of his success in the ring in tag-team matches, while John TOLOS gained more stature in singles' events.
Nicknamed The Body, Chris TOLOS was a natural athlete. Growing up in Hamilton, he participated in track and field, lacrosse, hockey and football. A six-footer and shorter than John TOLOS by two inches, Chris TOLOS took up wrestling some time around 1950 under trainer (Wee) Willie DAVIS. He made his debut as a bad guy or "heel," losing preliminary bouts to such stalwarts of the mat as Sandor Kovacs and Johnny Barend.
In an era when wrestlers travelled around North America and performed many nights a week, Chris TOLOS soon had his brother accepting the call into the ring. Together, the two developed one of the best tag teams in the sport. In the 1950s and 1960s, the duo won a number of championships, including the world and Canadian titles in 1967. Along they way, they also won wrestling crowns in Florida, Texas, New York and Northern California. In 1963, they took the top tag title in the World Wrestling Federation by defeating Killer Kowalski and Gorilla Monsoon. Oddly, the TOLOS brothers seldom competed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, a famed venue for wrestling. They appeared at the Gardens only in 1957, and then for a few months. They preferred to travel and didn't return until 1960.
"Travel broadens one. It also makes some persons mean, such as Chris and John TOLOS," reported the Toronto Telegram on August 21, 1960. "The TOLOS Brothers, who went away two years ago as real good guys, came back meaner than hungry piranhas." By then the TOLOS Brothers had come to be known as the Canadian Wrecking Crew or the Golden Greeks. They were rarely demonstrative or relied on props; instead they preferred to show up in simple athletic tights. Their techniques and holds varied: Chris TOLOS was known for his flying head scissors and Boston Crab while John TOLOS used knee drops and body slams.
However, for all their ringside reticence, the brothers weren't above indulging in prolonged grudges. One of their greatest feuds developed in Buffalo when they repeatedly came up against the Gallagher Brothers, Doc and Mike. It was a classic battle between two bad-guy combos. According to the website Slam! Sports, those encounters often resulted in a bloodbath and it was not uncommon for them to end in double disqualifications.
For all the terror they spread among wrestlers, the TOLOS boys conveyed the kind of comfortable jocularity only seen among brothers. Their hype and banter at the end of an interview with a ring announcer was a familiar sight. Relaxed and generally pleased with themselves, they would pat each other warmly on the back. "Right, brother John?" Chris would ask. Taking the microphone, John would reply, "Right, brother Chris? Right." Often, they would triumphantly clasp hands and Chris would declare: "Me and John are the greatest."
Their devotion was legendary. Chris TOLOS was featured in the 1988 book Drawing Heat by Jim Freedman who wrote, "Neither brother would stop at anything to defend the other. This solidarity, a fanatical loyalty that called organized crime to mind, became their secret weapon, a mindless brotherhood. They flogged it weekly on television appearances with a steady drone of mutual admiration and threats addressed in unison to their adversaries."
In an interview with Mr. Freedman, Chris TOLOS spoke of the importance of connecting with fans. "We don't need no clips, no pens or robes. We had a natural gimmick. Nobody really needs that stuff foreign objects and all. The gimmick is to reach the fans. Understand them. Look them in the eyes."
During his singles' career in the 1960s, Chris TOLOS made a number of bids for a National Wrestling Alliance title and survived a lengthy feud with Iron Mike DiBiase. Notably, he also fought the likes of Fred Atkins, Billy Red Lyons, The Sheik, The Beast, Pampiro Firpo and Canadian legend Gene Kiniski.
"I only fought Chris a few times but one thing about him is that he always kept in fantastic shape," Mr. Kiniski said from his home recently. "With the shape he was in, once he got in the ring, he gave fans their money's worth. He was a guy who worked on your neck and upper part of the body. He didn't do many leg take-downs."
In 1971, Chris TOLOS decided it was time to get married and raise a family. After that, he spent most of his time wrestling close to home for Ontario sport promoters Frank Tunney and Dave (Bearman) McKigney. Domesticity must have suited him because some time in the mid-1970s he came out with a cookbook.
By 1983, Chris TOLOS had quit competitive wrestling and returned to Hamilton for good. He looked after his disabled sister, Mary, and cared for his mother until her death at 101.
Chris TOLOS was an extrovert in the ring and an introvert in private. He became a recluse after retiring from the ring and he seldom spoke to reporters. He was rarely seen in public, spurned publicity and did not attend wrestling engagements. In the end, the limelight had lost its appeal. Ditto for John TOLOS, who declined to be interviewed.
Chris TOLOS was born December 5, 1929, in Hamilton, Ontario He died August 12, 2005, of cancer in Hamilton. He is survived by his brother John, sister Mary and son Nicholas. He was predeceased by his wife.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-10 published
Max CARSON, Doctor And Pilot (1923-2005)
The sole survivor of a mid-air collision by two Halifax bombers became a family physician who delivered 2,000 babies
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, December 10, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Pilot Max CARSON was the only survivor of a crash of two bombers over Belgium in the winter of 1944. The man who later went on to become a doctor was just 21 at the time. He was flying an Royal Canadian Air Force Halifax when it collided with an Royal Air Force Halifax during a night raid on Duisberg, Germany.
The flight had been his 35th mission, after which he and his crew were supposed to go home. In his memoirs, Mr. CARSON recalled that one of his crew had a premonition about the last sortie. He was right. It was the night of the collision.
"I had no warning from any of my crew, and I felt this plane crash into ours," wrote Dr. CARSON. His plane caught fire and the floor beneath him gave way. "I fell through the flames clear into the sky. As I looked up, I could see my airplane on fire. I counted to 10, pulled the ripcord and my parachute opened."
He survived because, as the pilot, he was probably one of the few to be wearing his parachute. For the others, the tight space on board meant their parachutes had to be hung on hooks. In a collision, there was no time to put them on. The 14 other men died.
Dr. CARSON almost didn't survive the landing. At the time, his name was KRAKOVSKY, which he changed after the war. He landed among a group of American soldiers who were fighting the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German offensive in Europe. When they heard his name they suspected he was an English-speaking German parachuted in to cause havoc.
By luck, one of the Americans was from Buffalo, and he quizzed the flier from Toronto. They soon realized he was the real thing and he was back at his base in England on December 27, eight days later. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and returned home.
Max CARSON was born in Northern Ontario, the son of Jewish immigrants who later moved to North Bay to join 30 or 40 other Jewish families. His father ran a rooming house, but the Depression meant that tenants were often unable to come up with the 10 cents-a-night rent. So, in 1932, the KRAKOVSKYs packed their belongings into a truck and drove to Toronto.
In his memoir, Max CARSON listed the various places his family had lived in Toronto. On Markham Street, his family of eight shared a house with another family of four. In the basement, he kept a hockey stick and perfected his shot using lumps of coal. He was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and once talked his way into a seat in the reds at a special night for young fans at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Maxie, as he was known, was a whiz at school. In Grade 7, he got 100 per cent in arithmetic "when most of my Friends flunked." He went to high school and technical school, then worked in a series of dead-end jobs. In 1942, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force with his brother, Morris, who became a bomb aimer.
After the war, Dr. CARSON was promised a job by a man who was impressed with his Royal Canadian Air Force exploits. But when the man learned he was Jewish, he changed his mind. Dr. CARSON felt so frustrated that, on June 8, 1945, he and his brother changed their name to CARSON. It cost $75 each.
Max CARSON finished high school at a special postwar school set up for veterans. In September of 1947, he enrolled in medical school at the University of Toronto. After interning, he went into partnership with Sid DAVIS on Parliament Street in Cabbagetown. He practised in that same Toronto neighbourhood for more than 40 years and delivered more than 2,000 babies.
In retirement, he worked on his memoirs, which he wrote because he knew nothing about his own grandparents and wanted his descendants to know some details.
He was active in veterans groups and was always proud of his contribution in bringing the war to an end. "I like to think that maybe I'm the guy that flew the plane that dropped the bomb that broke Hitler's back."
Max CARSON was born in Cobalt, Ontario, on September 15, 1923. He died in Toronto on September 3, 2005. He was 81. He is survived by his wife, Nan, and their five children.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
DAVIS, Margaret (née TONER)
Passed away at Leisure World-O'Connor Drive on Thursday, December 30, 2004. Margaret, loving wife of 62 years of George (Joe). Dear mother of Patty, Jane and Georgia. Dear grandmother of Michael, Colleen, Brianne and Derek and great-grandmother of Josephine and William. Lovingly remembered by her family. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of the Memorial Service in our chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
DAVIS, Margaret (née TONER)
Passed away at Leisure World - O'Connor Drive on Thursday, December 30, 2004. Margaret, loving wife of 62 years of George (Joe). Dear mother of Patty, Jane and Georgia. Dear grandmother of Michael, Colleen, Brianne and Derek and great-grandmother of Jakob and Talon. Dear sister of Ellen, Pat, Theresa, Josephine and William. Lovingly remembered by her family. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of the Memorial Service in our chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
BURESCH, Emma (née KARL)
Peacefully at the Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on Monday, January 3, 2005 in her 89th year. Emma BURESCH (née KARL,) dear mother of Frank (Yvette,) Marianne BURTON (late Gord 2003,) Elfi DAVIS (Doug) and Ursula. Oma of Elaine, Lisa, Allan, Brian and Nicole. Great Oma to Justen, Alissa, Dawn-Marie, Amy, Michael, Matthew, Jared, Devin, Brooke and Brianne. Dear sister of Gisela, Betty and Fred and predeceased by sister Mary and brothers Rudy, Joe and Karl. Lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road, south of 401) on Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Sunnybrook and Women's Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
ANDERSON, J. Howard
Passed away suddenly but peacefully at his winter home in Florida on December 24, 2004. Howard ANDERSON, loving husband of Jeanne, and predeceased by wife of 54 years Bernice (Shier). Dear father of Douglas (Sharron) of Sutton, Lynne DAVIS (Lew) of Welland, Edith MORGAN (Viv) of Kitimat, British Columbia, and John (Wendy) of Kelowna, British Columbia. Grandfather of Annette, Dwayne, Katie, Lew, John, Jason, Jessica, Sheri, Angie and John Jr., and seven great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Doris MURRAY and uncle of Jean DAVIS of Jackson's Point. Predeceased by parents Charles and Myrtle and brothers Harry and Allan, all of Egypt. Howard lived and farmed all his life in Egypt on the Anderson family farm. He served many years on the Council and as Reeve of Georgina as well as a member of County Council. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2005. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 8 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined by the family. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
DAVIS, Kenneth Anthony
It is with great sadness that Ken's family announce his passing (in his 92nd year) at Peel Memorial Hospital in the early morning of Wednesday, January 5, 2005 of respiratory failure from pneumonia as the result of a massive stroke. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilla Margaret DAVIS (née NICHOL,) loving and devoted father to Karen and Lewis (Linda), a much cherished Poppa to grandchildren Bob, Christine, Alison, Kevin, Kelly and Darryl, and Great Poppa to Kirsten, Brendan, Cameron, Jessica, Alyssa and Corbin. Ken was a brother to Gertrude, Gordon, Doug, Howard and Clifford (all deceased). Dad will be lovingly remembered by nieces Audrey HINTZE and Phyllis PERKINS, nephew Rick DAVIS, cousins Marge ADAM/ADAMS and Eleanor STORKEY and sister-in-law Irma ANDREWS. The family is very grateful and would like to thank the many people who provided kindness and thoughtful care and support from Extendicare, Mississauga during Ken's 22 months in residence. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. from Martingrove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. Mr. DAVIS will rest in the church from Saturday 10 a.m. until service time. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
WALLACE, Jean Eva
It is with sadness that the family announces her passing on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Clarence WALLACE. Dear mother of Kenneth (Brenda,) Carolyn WALLACE, Norma (Pete) VOIGTLANDER, Pat DAVIS (Donald CHARTRAND) and Gail (Lanny) COX. She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Jean will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Ruth MILLER and her many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Ogden Chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment Hillside Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
FRENCH, Shirley (née MARSHALL)
Longtime Realtor, Member of 25 year club T.R.E.B., Charter Member of Grace Presbyterian Church, West Rouge, cherished wife, phenomenal mother. Passed away at Rougewood on January 16th, 2005. Beloved wife (54 years) of Jim. Loving mother of Carl of Hamilton, Leslie of Brooklin, Trish (Michael CASSIDY) of Pickering, and Bob (Ute) of Whitby. Fun-loving Granny of Julie, Joe and Emilie GARANT and Sheri FRENCH. Dear sister of Noël MARSHALL (Connie) of Ancaster and sister-in-law of Mary MARSHALL of Hamilton, Kent DAVIS (Vivian) of West Rouge, Lorrie FRENCH of Florida, and June FRENCH of Ancaster. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Norman MARSHALL of Hamilton, and brother John MARSHALL (Mary) of Hamilton. Shirley will be missed by many nieces and nephews as well as Friends from school days in Hamilton and neighbours in West Rouge where Shirley and Jim built their fieldstone home, "Rougewood", in 1953. Shirley asked that any donations in her memory be made to Grace Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 447 Port Union Road, West Hill, Ontario M1C 2L6 (416-284-8424). Visitation at the Church on Friday, January 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22nd, prior to the Memorial Service at 2: 00 p.m. Refreshments to follow at the Church. Cremation has taken place with later private family interment. Funeral arrangements by Memorial Chapel, Brooklin, Ontario.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
DAVIS, Rose
On Tuesday, January 18th, 2005, at North York General Hospital. Rose Davis, beloved wife of the late Henry DAVIS. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Allan and Elaine DAVIS, and Sharon and Victor MONCARZ. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Milton and Florence WUNCH, and Shirley and Harry NASH, and the late Irving WUNCH, Molly FOGEL, and Sylvia GOLDEN. Devoted grandmother of Kevin and Nancy DAVIS, Richard and Eva DAVIS, Drew MONCARZ, Jillian MONCARZ and Chris JUNK, and James MONCARZ. Cherished great-grandmother of Brandon, Aaron, and Mason. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Court Topaz section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 133 Torresdale Ave., No. 202. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Rose and Henry Davis Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
FRENCH, Shirley (MARSHALL)
Longtime Realtor, Member of 25 year club T.R.E.B., Charter Member of Grace Presbyterian Church, West Rouge, cherished wife, phenomenal mother. Passed away at home after a long, courageous struggle with cancer on Sunday, January 16th, 2005. Beloved wife (54 years) of Jim. Loving mother of Carl of Hamilton, Leslie of Brooklin, Trish (Michael CASSIDY) of Pickering, and Bob (Ute) of Whitby. Fun-loving Granny of Julie, Joe and Emilie GARANT and Sheri FRENCH. Dear sister of Noël MARSHALL (Connie) of Ancaster and sister-in-law of Mary MARSHALL of Hamilton, Kent DAVIS (Vivian) of West Rouge, Lorrie FRENCH of Florida, and June FRENCH of Ancaster. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Norman MARSHALL of Hamilton, and brother John MARSHALL (Mary) of Hamilton. Shirley will be missed by many nieces and nephews as well as Friends from school days in Hamilton and neighbours in West Rouge where Shirley and Jim built their fieldstone home, "Rougewood", in 1953. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the palliative team of caregivers who with Jean BROWN, Sue BROMLEY and Dr. Akbar KAHN made Shirley's last months at home so warm and peaceful. Shirley asked that any donations in her memory be made to Grace Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 447 Port Union Road, West Hill, Ontario M1C 2L6 (416-284-8424). Visitation at the Church on Friday, January 21st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 22nd from 1-2 p.m. prior to the Memorial Service at 2: 00 p.m. Refreshments to follow at the Church. Cremation has taken place with later private family interment. Funeral arrangements by Memorial Chapel, Brooklin, Ontario.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
HANDELMAN, Bertha
On January 20, 2005. Bertha, beloved wife of the late Murray. Dear friend of Saul SHUGAR. Dear mother of Arnold and Elkie, Elaine and Allan DAVIS, and Temi and Stan DULBERG. Grandmother of Kevin and Nancy, Jill and John, Kenny and Cheryl, Richie and Eva, Judi, David and Tamara, and Warren and Jason. Sister of Faye and Moishe GRAFSTEIN, and Dave and the late Laura COHEN. Great-grandmother of Keleila, Martine, Brandon, Aaron, Simone and Mason. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 12: 00 noon from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Shiva Private. Memorial donations may be made to the Soldiers of Israel, 416-783-3053.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-30 published
DAVIS, Troy Monroe
Suddenly at his home on Thursday, January 27, 2005. Troy willl be sadly missed by his parents Jeff and Bonnie, and Jeff's wife Joanne and Bonnie's husband Jim. Sadly missed by his sister Sherrie and her husband Jerry WRAXALL. Step-brother of Brian, Jimmy and Charlene. Also survived by his grandmothers Julia DAVIS and Orma CRAIG. Dear uncle to Adam, Brandy, Brandon and Stephanie. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 7-9 p.m. only. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. Interment in the Aurora Cemetery.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
DAVIS, Barbara Joan (née VARNHAM)
Of Grimsby, formerly of Shannonville and Toronto, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at the Kilean Lodge in Grimsby, at the age of 70 years. She is survived by her loving son, the Reverend Steven DAVIS and his wife Lynn, the newly arrived minister of Central United Church, Port Colborne. Mrs. DAVIS was very excited about her soon to be adopted granddaughter Hannah Pearl DAVIS. The DAVIS family will receive Friends at the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes, 135 Clarence St. on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. John S. NILES officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of Ashes to take place at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. DAVIS may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences www.davidsonfuneralhomes.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
GOODWIN, William Frederick
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on February 2, 2005, in his 87th year. Fred, beloved husband of the late Mary Jean GOODWIN and Marie Joan GOODWIN. Loving father of Norma, Muriel, Ruth, Irene, Sandy and step-father to Earl and John KENNEDY. Dear brother to Muriel DAVIS and predeceased by his 9 brothers and sisters. Cherished grandad to Melissa, Andrew, Ashley, Lisa, Paul, Nicole, Sean, Ryan, Jessica, Jordana, John and great-grandad to Cole, Dylan and Cory. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. GOODWIN served in the Royal British Navy and was a member of Branch 13 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 followed by a celebration of his life in the Chapel at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
DAVIS, Ernie
Peacefully, at his home, on February 1, 2005, in his 80th year. Loving brother of Hilda, Lil and Peg. Predeceased by his other brothers and sisters. Ernie will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of the Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
HURFORD, Audrey Isabel (BROWN)
The family of Audrey HURFORD sadly announces her peaceful passing at the Bennett Centre, Georgetown, on January 26, 2005, in her 92nd year. Audrey Isabel BROWN, wife of the late James Clifford HURFORD. Loving mother of Gordon DAVIS and Mary LAFAMME of Lindsay, Lennora McKINNON of Acton and Kenneth and Beverly HURFORD of Cobourg. Grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister of Richard "Dick" BROWN (Etobicoke) and the late Lillian DAVIS. At the request of the family, the funeral will be a spring grave-side service, 1: 30 p.m. Saturday, May 7th, 2005, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 2700 Kingston Road, Scarborough. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of one's choice. Blue Springs Funeral Home 12 Church Street East, Acton 519-853-2399

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
MOORE, Joan Doris (née HATTON)
Peacefully in Ottawa on January 28, 2005. Predeceased by parents J.D. HATTON and Reitta (McDONALD) of Ivy, Ontario and by her husband William (Bill) MOORE of Burlington. Will be sadly missed by her devoted son John, his wife Hester WHATMAN and grand_sons Jack and Sam. Predeceased by her brother McDonald (Mac) and his wife Joy (Romph) of North Bay. Sister of Betty SMITH and her husband Douglas of Toronto. Also survived by her cousins Norma HAMMOND, Wilfrid DAVIS and Patricia HAMMOND of Ivy, Ontario, Donald Davis and his wife Ruth of Mississauga, June ARMSTRONG of Toronto, David ARMSTRONG of Markham, Leone McQUARRIE of Toronto and Muriel BACON of London, Ontario. Fondly remembered by her dear friend Leslie FAWCETT of Hamilton, her nieces and nephews Jane BAUER (Kim) of Kitchener, Mark HATTON (Cathy) of Oakville, Jeff HATTON of Toronto, Scott DAVIS of Toronto, Pamela STOTHER of Vancouver, Bradley SMITH, his wife Patricia PARKIN and their son Adrian of Toronto, as well as the MOORE extended family. A memorial service will be held in Burlington, Ontario on April 16, 2005, at the City of Burlington Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street (in Central Park), from 11: 00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
GRAY/GREY, Antoinette " Toni DAVIS"
Passed away peacefully in Kelowna on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Jack GRAY/GREY. She will be missed by her loving family, sons Barry DAVIS and wife Jacquie, Peppi DAVIS, daughter Velvette LEVATTE and her husband James, step-daughters Joan and Patricia GRAY/GREY, and step-son John GRAY/GREY. Proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at York Cemetery Visitation Centre at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 9th for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
HARVEY, William Carl
(Lifetime resident of Gilford and former owner of Harvey's Esso, Gilford, Charter President of Gilford and District Lions Club, Member of Simcoe Lodge No. 79, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Bradford; Past President of Toronto Beaches Lions Club) Suddenly after a brief illness at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, February 6, 2005. Carl HARVEY of Gilford at 70 years of age. Beloved husband of Carol (DAVIS.) Dear father of Lori (Ted) BRELAND, Michael (Jacquie), Marcia (Stephen) TALBOT, David (Avia,) and Peter. Dear Poppa of Jaime, late Brett and Josh BRELAND Jeffrey, Jessica and Sarah HARVEY; Nicole, Meghan, and Kayla TALBOT; Hugo HARVEY; and Connor HARVEY. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., followed by cremation. Donations to the Cancer Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
SPALDING, Ronald " Ron"
In hospital at Carleton Place, Ontario on Friday, February 4, 2005, at the age of 69 years. Beloved husband of Miriam "Mimi" DAVIS and his first wife the late Beverly. Loved father of Karen SPALDING (Eric SIGURDSON) and Steven SPALDING and step-father of Teresa SEASONS (Raymond) and Karen POLLAK (Gunter.) Cherished "Poppa" of Samantha, McKenzie and Gwendolyn and step-grandchildren Parker and Markus. Brother of Peter SPALDING (Alex.) Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Hugh JACK officiating. Donations to the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Upper Canada District School Board "Ron Spalding Bursary" would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
CLARKE, Laura Elaine (née DAVIS)
August 16, 1957-February 6, 2005
After a courageous battle with Leukemia, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Laura Elaine CLARKE (née DAVIS) at Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, peacefully with family at her side. Loving wife of Dan. Devoted mother of Ryan and Julia. Beloved daughter of Earl and June DAVIS. Survived by brothers Jack (Julie,) Ken (Carol) and Steve. Predeceased by her brother Robbie. Loving daughter-in-law of Bob and Barbara CLARKE. Dear sister-in-law of Bob Jr. (Freida), Colleen (Warren) and Kevin (Chrissie). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Laura will be sadly missed by numerous relatives and Friends. Friends may call on Wednesday, February 9th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, February 10th at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Leukemia Research."So much to live for. Too young to leave this world."

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
McDONOUGH, Ivan Patrick
Passed away Saturday, February 5, 2005, in his 47th year, surrounded by his family and dearest Friends. His remarkable dignity in the face of the cancer that took his life taught us all the meaning of true courage. Ivan was much loved for his gentle and generous ways. His job as a Canadian National Railway engineer and his passion for curling kept him in Northern Ontario for most of his life, but did not completely tame his love of exotic travel. His final gift to his siblings, Peggy, Mary, Robert and Jane, was to remind them of their deep commitment and fierce loyalty to each other. His nephews, Joseph and William (McDONOUGH) and his nieces, Kielly (McDONOUGH) and Sinead (WALKER,) will remember their Uncle "Brutie" as "the one who loved to play with us" - and they will always love him. Our very special thanks to Dr. Geoff DAVIS and the wonderful staff of St. Joseph's Hospice. Our heart-felt thanks, also, to Friends Don and Pam SMITH; Robert and Dana MacMILLAN who were with Ivan constantly and provided much support to all of us. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations in Ivan's name be made to St. Joseph's Foundation of Thunder Bay, 63 Carrie Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4J2.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
BARAN, Stanislaw
Peacefully, on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at Humber River Regional Hospital, Finch Site, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Zdzisnawa. Loving father of Vera DAVIS and her husband Bill, and John. Adored dziadzio of Krystyn, Michael, Katie, John, Alex and Nicole; great-dziadzio of Joshua. Stanislaw will be sadly missed by his family in Poland and many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 4260 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga, on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
DECIANTIS, Pasquale " Pat" Dominic
In his 73rd year, Pat passed away at his home surrounded by his family on February 19, 2005. Loving husband of 50 years to Shirley. Deeply loved father of Rocco (Karen,) Margaret (Ron RICE,) Catherine (Dale PETERS), Beverley (Dave WOODHEAD), Donna (Jim WEIR) and John. Loving grandfather to Ron (Lauren,) Jason and Daniel RICE, Dean and Brian PETERS, Steven and Lauren WOODHEAD, Pat, Lisa and Nicole DECIANTIS, John, Andrea and Michael WEIR. Pat is survived by his sisters Mary RICE and Teresa DAVIS and his sister-in-law Margaret STOCKI and predeceased by his parents Rocco and Rita DECIANTIS. As a lifelong resident of Richmond Hill, Pat will be greatly missed by his extended family, Friends and business associates in the community. The DECIANTIS family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bernard GRANTON for all the care and attention shown Pat and his family in the past months and over many years. They would also like to thank the staff of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Regional Nursing Services and the Community Care Access Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the York Central Hospital Foundation. Family and Friends may visit at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 11: 30 a.m. in the Saint Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Interment in the Elgin Mills Cemetery.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
BAIN, William Robert Clayton " Bob"
Suddenly at Southlake Regional Hospital Centre, Newmarket on Saturday, February 19, 2005. Bob BAIN of Sutton in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Helen. Dear father of Ken (Tammie), Stephen (Tesha), Robert (Tonya) and late Bill. Dear grandfather of Bryan, Susanne, Jasimine, Haley, Ashlyn, Brianna and Jason. Dear son of Elsie and the late Hoyle BAIN. Dear son-in-law of Ronald and the late Ruby WAGG. Dear brother of Betty (Carl) REAMAN, Ed (Pat) BAIN, Jean DAVIS, Nora (Alex) LUBINSKY, late Mary CARMERON, and late Ruth SEDORE. Dear brother-in-law of Bob (Linda) WAGG, Len (Sandy) WAGG, Don (Marlene) WAGG, Ricky WAGG, and Diann (Rodger) JEWELL. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home "Theaker Chapel," 19153 Centre Street, Mt. Albert for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Mt. Albert United Church, 41 Alice Street, Mt. Albert on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Zion Cemetery, Zephyr. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
DECIANTIS, Pasquale " Pat" Dominic
In his 73rd year, Pat passed away at his home surrounded by his family on February 19, 2005. Loving husband of 50 years to Shirley. Deeply loved father of Rocco (Karen,) Margaret (Ron RICE,) Catherine (Dale PETERS), Beverley (Dave WOODHEAD), Donna (Jim WEIR) and John. Loving grandfather to Ron (Lauren,) Jason and Daniel RICE, Dean and Brian PETERS, Steven and Lauren Woodhead, Pat, Lisa and Nicole DECIANTIS, John, Andrea and Michael WEIR. Pat is survived by his sisters Mary RICE and Teresa DAVIS and his sister-in-law Margaret STOCKI and predeceased by his parents Rocco and Rita DECIANTIS. As a lifelong resident of Richmond Hill, Pat will be greatly missed by his extended family, Friends and business associates in the community. The DECIANTIS family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bernard GRANTON for all the care and attention shown Pat and his family in the past months and over many years. They would also like to thank the staff of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Regional Nursing Services and the Community Care Access Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the York Central Hospital Foundation. Family and Friends may visit at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 11: 30 a.m. in the Saint Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Interment in the Elgin Mills Cemetery.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
CONGDON, David Samuel
(Retired from Ontario Hydro 33 years) Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 28, 2005, at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Marilyn (née STAMP) for 42 years. Loving father of Tracy and Bryan HUGHES, Neil and Dale CONGDON, loving grandpa of Kara and Jenna HUGHES, Taylor CONGDON. Dear brother of Marie (Russell) BAKER, Rilla (Bob) DAVIS, the late Jim CONGDON (Beryl), and brother-in-law of Dorothy and Brian BLACK and the late Sid STAMP (Elsie.) son of the late Raymond and Edna CONGDON. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, Minden on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow in the family centre at the Funeral Home. Spring Interment at the lngoldsby Pioneer Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Minden Hospital Building Fund, the Haven of Rest Chapel or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
YORK, Gloria (née DAVIS)
Passed away February 27, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Beloved mother of Steven (Janet) and Brian (Shelly). Much loved grandmother of Ryan, Leah and Adam. Cherished sister of Lynda DAVIS. Predeceased by parents Melville and Dorothy DAVIS and brother Barry. Gloria was a life long resident of Toronto. She was employed for many happy years in the promotions department of Rothman's Canada. Gloria was fortunate enough to have truly loved her job. She will be sadly missed by many dear Friends and relatives. A celebration of her life will be held at the York Cemetery Visitation Chapel, 160 Beecroft Road, 416-221-3404 on Saturday, March 5th, 2005, visitation from 1 o'clock, service at 2 o'clock. Reception to follow at 16 Arrowstook Road. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
DUNFIELD, Martin John (DUIJTS, Martienes Johannes)
(Retired from General Motors Central Maintenance with 41.5 years of service; former employee Pickering Orchards (Lennex) Unexpectedly, at Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa, on Friday, March 4, 2005. Born in Oedenrode, The Netherlands, in 1932 and immigrated to Canada in 1951. Beloved sweetheart of his wife, Beverley DEAN. Cherished dad of Shane PETTY and his wife Allison, Steven PETTY and his wife Melissa and Craig DUNFIELD and his girlfriend Lesley SKELTON. Much loved Opa of Sarah, Emily and Rebecca. Dearest brother of Joe DUNFIELD (deceased) and his wife Annie DUNFIELD; and family in Europe. Much loved son-in-law of Olive DEAN and brother-in-law of Helen and Henry VALKS, Pat DEAN, Dorothy and Glenn DAVIS, Bruce DEAN and the late Charles DEAN. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Europe. Martin will be sadly missed by all and especially by his constant companion Zoe. Relatives and Friends will be received at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment of cremated remains at Mount Lawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Martin to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. We will miss you, "Bossy"

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
McKENNA, Sean Patrick
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sean Patrick McKENNA of Toronto, aged 41, on March 4, 2005. Sean died accidentally near his family cottage, a place he loved to be with his Friends and family. Sean could not have been a prouder father of Katie, aged eight, and Michael, aged four. He delighted in every moment of their lives and enthusiastically supported and participated in all of their interests. He was a gentle and loving father who, at six feet seven inches, appeared imposing but tenderly ministered to their every need. He nurtured wonderful values, humour, and an interest in the world around them. He is the loving husband of Kathy HENDERSON, her best friend, her strength, and partner. Kathy and Sean were married May 17, 1991. Sean grew up in a wonderful family in Schomberg, Ontario. He leaves behind loving and much loved parents Neil and Ann McKENNA. He also leaves warm and devoted siblings - brother Neil (Carol) McKENNA, Stephen BOUCHER, Joe (Soen-Young) McKENNA, Gerry (Tammy) BARCLAY, and his sister Shannon (Ian) DAVIS. He also leaves loving in-laws Don and Mary HENDERSON, brother-in-law Michael (Lisa) HENDERSON and Jane (Sean) BAYLEY. He also leaves many nieces and nephews: Neil, Liam, Evan, Maggie, Nolan, Sarah, Ben, Owen, Alison, Oliver, and Mary. Sean enjoyed his status as much loved uncle and he knew how to make each child feel special. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sean enjoyed life immensely. He was defined by his ability to make Friends and to be grateful and happy for the company of them. He was also a wonderful friend, who combined rare depth and compassion with razor sharp wit. Sean loved a party. He was gregarious, charming, and extroverted and people loved to be around him. He had a sense of humour second to none, a wonderful speaking voice and he was often called upon to speak at his Friends' special occasions. His Friends are too numerous to count and live around the corner and all over the world. Sean graduated from King City Secondary School where he played both fobotball and "Reach for the Top". He attended York University studying economics and then graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1988 where he made some of his most abiding Friendships. He was called to the bar in 1990 and practised commercial litigation in Toronto. Many people who walked in Sean's office left as lifelong Friends. Sean lived in the Beach where he enjoyed coaching soccer, taking the kids tobogganing, running on the boardwalk and, of course, enjoying a pint in the local pub especially if it involved a trivia game and teasing his buddy Andrew. He was a member of the Balmy Beach Club, Scarborough Golf and Country Club and enjoyed being an active and giving member of the Beach community. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Monday, March 7, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass celebrating Sean's life will be held at Saint John's Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Road on Tuesday, March 8 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Sean was an uncommonly generous person who quietly supported causes and many people without fanfare. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a favourite charity would be appreciated. Sean loved children so any charity that supports them would be wonderful.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
HEPBURN, Dorothea Irene (formerly LIPSETT, née DAVIS)
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Thursday March 10, 2005. Irene (née DAVIS) was the beloved wife of George HEPBURN and the late Earl LIPSETT. Dear mother of Robert LIPSETT and his wife Cathy, Ron LIPSETT and his wife Jane, Cheryl and her husband Richard CLARKE, Maureen CAMPBELL, Mike HEPBURN and his wife Johanne, and Audrey STRONG. Loving sister of Marge and her husband Ralph TREGWIN. She will be lovingly remembered by her 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and the rest of her family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N., (Markham Rd.) Markham on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Private interment York Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
ROBB, J. David
After a very brief illness, passed away quietly at Lakeridge Health Corp., Oshawa, with family at his side, on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Colleen ROBB for 46 years. Loving Dad of Diana and her husband Dan VAILLANCOURT, Wendy and her husband Ray NADON, Kelly and her husband Steve KEENAN, Martin ROBB and Kevin ROBB. Cherished Granpa of Mark, Amy, Andrew and Karly. David has gone to join his great-grandchildren Skyler, Colton and Blake, already in Heaven. Brother and best friend of Don and Marlene ROBB, Chris and Jennifer ROBB, Patty and Gino FERRARI. Brother-in-law of Betty and VAN VANDERBEEK, Donna and Brian DAVIS and the late Louise MITCHELL. David will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Cadillac Raceway buddies and many Friends who touched his life. A service will be held at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Memorial donations in memory of David made to Hearth Place (Cancer Support Centre) would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to Emergency and Intensive Care Unit staff at Lakeridge Health Corp., Oshawa for their outstanding care and compassion.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
BROMBERG, Elizabeth (née OBERHAND)
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Elizabeth BROMBERG, née OBERHAND: Leah Chaya bat Naphtali v'Rachel. Our Sapta was a loving wife to Avraham BROMBERG (deceased,) and sister to Regina BALABAN, Chaim OBERHAND (deceased) and Moshe OBERHAND (deceased.) Sapta was the beloved mother of Bronia FIALKOV (Gershon,) Nathan BROMBERG-deceased (Yona) and Dora DAVIS (Milosh-deceased.) Adored Grandmother of Eynat (deceased), Harry, Doron, Leonard, Michelle, Helene, Jeff, Marty and Sharon. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Josh, Benjamin, Shanyn, Carly, Corey, Ryan, Rachel, Avi, Lexi, Amanda, Ari and Avery. Our Sapta was a pillar of strength. Not only did she provide for her family, she saved them during one of the darkest times in history- the holocaust. She was the nucleus of our family. We will always remember her beautiful Yom Tovim, her warm heart and her soothing smile, not to mention her scrumptious pletzlach and her incredible cholent.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
DAVIS, Ella Pearl (née McMENOMY)
Peacefully on April 2nd, 2005 at York Central Hospital - Long Term Care Unit, in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Williston Sanford (Bill) DAVIS (1971.) Mother of Vivian (Red) CHARTRAND, Williston (Bill Jr.) (deceased,) Betty NETTLETON and Marion (Bruce) CLARK. Grandmother to Shirley (deceased,) Lauraine, Gail, Linda and Dave, Jim and Kathy, Doug and Sherri, Marilyn and Chris, Barbara, Valerie, Leila and Jan, Debbie and Harvey, David and Cheri, Heidi and Ric, Michelle and Matt, 21 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and "Gran" to all of their Friends. Visitation Thursday, April 7th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive). One hour visitation on Friday, April 8th, prior to the funeral service at 3: 30 p.m. at Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thornhill United Church Endowment Fund would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
HILTZ, Edward " Ted"
Of Huntsville. Went home to be with our Lord on Monday, April 4, 2005. Ted HILTZ, beloved husband of Corinne. Lovingly remembered by four daughters, Sandra STRONGMAN and her husband Norman of Huntsville, Gail MICHEL and her husband John of Oshawa, Cheryl CROZIER and her husband Jim of Burk's Falls and Lisa DALLAS and her husband Darryl of Oshawa. Lovingly remembered by brother Bill and his wife Joan, sister Nancy FORD and her husband Alan, sister Doreen ROBERTS of Virginia, and sister Mary DAVIS (deceased) and her husband Ross. Greatly missed by 23 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. Dear son of the late Wilfred and Doris HILTZ formerly of Unionville and stepson of the late Gladys HILTZ formerly of Unionville and Stouffville. Friends and relatives will be received at Highview Baptist Church, 411 Highview Drive, Huntsville on Thursday, April 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Highview Baptist Church on Friday, April 8 at 2 o'clock. Spring interment at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville. Arrangements with the Mitchell Funeral Home, Huntsville, (705) 789-5252.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-08 published
DAVIS, Milton
On Thursday April 7, 2005 at Baycrest Centre. Milton DAVIS, beloved husband and best friend for 62 years of Dorothy. Loving father and father-in-law of Lorne, Eleanor and Jan LECH, Michael and Debby, Robert DAVIS and Bonnie MacDONALD. Dear brother of the late Irving DAVIS. Devoted grandfather of Diana, Veronica, and Elliott LECH, and Rachel, Alex, Jordan and Seth DAVIS. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday April 8, 2005 at 9: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 260 Heath Street West no.1104, daily from 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Milton Davis Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
MOSS, Jessie Vivian (LOUGHLIN)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Sunday, April 10, 2005. Jessie LOUGHLIN, in her 88th year, was the beloved wife of the late Norman MOSS (1993.) Loving mother of Ivan and his wife Marilyn of Napanee, Jane and her husband Ted LETHBRIDGE of Barrie, Linda and her husband Brian GLADU of Markham, and Suzanne and her husband Ron DAVIES of Shanty Bay. Cherished grandmother of Brad MOSS (Patti), Lisa (Rick DAVIS), Neva (Tony MATTHEWS), Ted LETHBRIDGE Jr., Scott LETHBRIDGE, Ronald LETHBRIDGE (Karen), Cindy (Paul MOORE), Michelle GLADU, Kelli (Greg COLES), Kym GLADU, Grant DAVIES (Tanya), and Veronica (Graham PARKER), 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Jane, Frances, and Nancy. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, K9V 3L9 (705-328-2721), on Tuesday from 1: 00 - 4:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 13th from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of funeral service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation (Regional Cancer Centre) would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
ATKINSON, Kenneth John
Passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 16, 2005, with his family at his side at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Cherished husband of Shirley, loving father of Scot (Julie) and Stephen (Rita), forever remembered by his grand_son Bradley. Survived by his sisters Joyce DAVIS of Kingston, Ontario, Betty CASEY (Clair) of Midland, Ontario, Barbara BASSER (Louis) of Lucknow, Ontario, Pat STRANG, O'Leary, Prince Edward Island. Predeceased by his brothers-in-law Vincent DAVIS and Herbert STRANG. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday April 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (519) 621-1650. Reception to follow at the home of Stephen ATKINSON. The family wishes to thank the Staff at Freeport for the care and support. In Ken's memory, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
DAVIS, Neil
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Monday, April 18, 2005, at the age of 64. Survived by his loving wife Rosemary of 43 years, his son Tony and his wife Darlene, and his daughter Shelagh and her husband Gary. Proud Papa to his granddaughter Emily. Neil will be missed by his animal companions Maggie and Fergus. Neil will also be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Barbara JASPER and her husband Jerry and their children Carol, Wendy, Rick and Rob. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road, (905) 602-1580. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. from the Chapel of The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank-you to the doctors and nurses in the Emergency and Intensive Care Units of Trillium Health Care Centre, for their competent and compassionate care.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
BARKER, A. Nita
Peacefully at the Paris Willett Hospital on April 21st, 2005 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Grant (2004) for 64 years. Loving mother of Bette KITCHEN of South River, Bert (Sonja) of Brantford, Ann DAVIS of Kitchener, Mary (Al) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Cambridge and Dan (Stella) of Simcoe. Devoted grandma to 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Irvin WATSON of Tottenham and her brother-in-law Jim AUSTIN of Toronto. Predeceased by her sister Mildred AUSTIN. Nita was an active member of both Burford United Church and Fairview United Church in Brantford. She will be dearly missed by her caring neighbours and her long time euchre partners. The family will receive Friends at the "Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel", 96 West Street, Brantford an Monday April 25th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 26th, 2005 at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to Fairview United Church or to the charity of your choice would be deeply appreciated. Thorpe Brothers' (519) 759-2211 www.dignitymemorial.org

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
DAVIS, John Elliot
Passed away peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital, at the age of 83 on Tuesday, April 26, 2005. John will be leaving behind his beloved wife Joan. Always remembered by his children Bryan (Joanne), Monica, Peter (Nadeira) and his grandchildren John LABENNETT, Sonya and Jason DAVIS, Paul LABENNETT, Dominique and Peter Elliot DAVIS, close relatives Yvonne LORD (Desmond,) Don and Judy CHALMERS. Friends and family may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Saturday, April 30 between 1-2 p.m. A Memorial Service to be held in the funeral home chapel following the visitation at 2 p.m. Reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
GRIGSBY- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Carroll Anne
Taken from this world, peacefully and surrounded by her family on April 26, 2005. Loved by all, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted husband Doug DAVIS, her children Mark and Ann THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Lynn and Brian TESKE, and Penny SIMS, grandchildren Jason (Tina) and Sarah TESKE, Jeremy and Stacey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Trevor and Calvin SIMS. Please join us for a Celebration of her Life on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at the home of Doug and Carroll, 2058 Embleton Road, Huttonville, Ontario from 3-8 p.m. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-03 published
EDWARDS, Errol Bonitto
Suddenly passed away with his daughter Charlene by his side on Friday, April 29, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, at the age of 53. Loving father of Cheyenne and Charlene EDWARDS- CAMPBELL (husband Kirkland). He will be sadly missed by his sister Beverly DAVIS and other siblings. The family will receive Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas), Oakville (905-257-8822) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Burial to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-06 published
McEWAN, Robert Duff
At Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Wednesday May 4, 2005. Robert McEWAN of Toronto, formerly of Brantford, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Maxine (Mitchell) McEWAN and the late Kathleen (1962). Dear father and father-in-law of Barbara and Ken ROMANUK of London, Erie ILETT of Brantford, Graham DAVIS of Toronto, Gerald JOHNSON of Brantford and the late Carolyn DAVIS and Kathryn JOHNSON. Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Brother of John and Sylvia McEWAN, Nancy LAMERS, Jimmy McEWAN and the late Willy McEWAN and Elizabeth (Bessie) WALKER. Predeceased by grand_sons Shawn and Robert DAVIS. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Bob will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Jarvis. Donations to Mississauga Trillium Health Centre or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A Masonic Lodge Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday at 3: 30 p.m. Messages of condolence may be sent to cooperfuneral@mountaincable.net

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
ARNOLD, Hazel May (formerly HOWELLS)
Peacefully, on Saturday, April 30, 2005, at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre, in her 97th year, retired Registered Nurse. Predeceased by her husbands, Hugh HOWELLS, and Bert ARNOLD. Survived by her nieces, Zoe MORGAN, and Gina HOWELLS, both of Wales, United Kingdom. During the past five years, Hazel was lovingly cared for by Ross DAVIS of Barrie, Ontario, and the wonderful staff at the Baker Centre. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd. Funeral Home, 128 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, 905-278-5546.

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DAVIS 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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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
NYE, Frances (née CANCELLI)
At the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge on Friday, May 13, 2005. Frances NYE (née CANCELLI,) beloved wife of the late Joe NYE and dear mother of Irene WINKWORTH (Everett) and Archie NYE (Carol HARRISON,) all of Bracebridge. Loving grandmother to Joe WINKWORTH (Erica) and step-grandmother to Rick WINKWORTH (Nanett) and great-grandmother to Trinity and step-great-grandmother to Chantelle, Brittany, Ashley and Dalton. She will also be missed by her sisters Ann DAVIS and Olive SELLEN (Ray,) brother Vincent CANCELLI (Rita) and sisters-in-law Vera CANCELLI and Gabe NYE. Friends will be received at the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge (877-806-2257) on Monday, May 16, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Prayers at 8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be said at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bracebridge on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial gifts to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
DAVIS, Gordon
(Charter member of the Thornton Lion's Club) Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday, May 15th, 2005. Gord DAVIS of Thornton at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Lynne for 45 years. Loving father of Tom and his wife Arlynne, Tammy CLARK and her husband Rob, Stephen and his wife Karla, and predeceased by daughter Lynda. Dear grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by his brother Art and survived by sister-in-law Catherine OTLEY and brother Don and his wife Crystal. He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and other family members. Friends may call at Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street, Barrie on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from Christ Church - St. Jude's (7330 - 9th Line between the Baxter Road and the 20th Side Road, Ivy) on Wednesday, May 18th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham. com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
TURNER, Elda " Christine"
At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Friday, May 20, 2005, Christine TURNER of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Toronto, in her 79th year. Wife of the late Albert TURNER. Sister of Eileen TRIMBLE, Phillis DAVIS, Victor HUFFMAN, Eleanor BILSON and the late Grace, Pearl, Charles, Patrecia. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough at a later date. Arrangements Monk Funeral Home, Bobcaygeon (1-866-393-0063). Messages of condolence and donations may be made at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-27 published
PETERS, George Albert
Passed away peacefully, in his 68th year, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. Loving husband of Eunice of Keswick, for 41 years. Dear father of Linda and Roderick GALLAGHER and Jeffery and Deborah PETERS. Cherished Poppa of Sebastian, Simon, Daniel, Kaitlin, and Marissa. Survived by his brothers Ed (Mabel) and Joe (Mary), and brother-in-law to Frances and Graeme and Terry and Catherine. Predeceased by sisters Ellen DAVIS and Beatrice DOWELL. The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre for their wonderful and compassionate care. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Friday 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service from the Chapel on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. If desired, donations made to the Palliative Care Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-02 published
GOULDBURN, Allan Martin
Loving son of Martin and Ellen A. (BROWN) GOULDBURN, born May 21st, 1934 in Whitby. Passed away on Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 at Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Nora (SCOLLARD.) Allan leaves his sisters, Eleanor (Charles B. RYCROFT,) Catherine (Bill MILLIONS) and brother, George (Margaret) and many nephews and nieces. Allan's story is one of great courage, determination and perseverance. Stricken by polio in the great epidemic of the early 1950s, he survived many traumatic months in an iron lung and returned to take his place as a valued employee of General Motors of Canada and later EDS where his skills in computer programming were recognized. He retired in 1983. Allan determinedly persevered in many areas of interest among which were boating, hunting, marksmanship, metalworking and reading. Allan served on the Executive of the Ontario March of Dimes Local Advisory Committee, Chair of the Ontario March of Dimes local Post Polio chapter, the Ontario March of Dimes Post Polio Committee, Allan received the Governor General's award for his volunteer work with the March of Dimes. Allan also served on the executive of The Toronto Society of Model Engineers, The Oshawa Marksmen's Club and the C.I.L.B. Allan was a contributor to many local and national charities. In lieu of flowers, donations to the M.S. Society or the charity of your choice in Allan's name would be appreciated. Allan's family would like to express their thanks to the staff of the Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville Palliative Care 1st Floor for the exceptional care and comfort they provided Allan during his lengthy hospitalization. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, June 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, June 3rd at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend Kenneth DAVIS of All Saints Anglican Church, Whitby will officiate. Interment Saint John's Anglican Cemetery, Port Whitby.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
MERCER, William " Bill"
Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Monday, June 6, 2005 in his 85th year. Bill, beloved husband of Margaret (DAVIS) of 62 years. Loving father of Donna (Basil McGANN,) the late Brian, 1992, (Alexis,) and Linda (Bruno TIBERIO.) Dearly loved grandfather of Cari, Karen, Elisa, Will, Jennifer, Kristin, and Robert. Great-grandfather of Christian, Samantha, and Leah. Dear brother of Ruby (Frank HANLEY,) and the late Rhoda, April 4, 2005, (the late Edgar KING.) Bill will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre - Intensive Care Unit, or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
SHARP, Bernice (née BOWEN)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Bernice at the Toronto Western Hospital on June 4, 2005. Bernice is predeceased by her loving husband Aubrey SHARP and her cherished parents Alfonso and Eliza BOWEN. Dearest companion of Kenneth CLEVELAND. Loving sister of Clyde Arthur BOWEN, Olive Muriel DAVIS (predeceased,) Cecil Alfonso BOWEN (predeceased,) and Winnifred DORSEY (predeceased.) Devoted aunt of Daniel DAVIS (son), Linda BOWEN, Caroline BOWEN, Cecil Clyde BOWEN (predeceased), Shelly BOWEN, Oliver BOWEN and Stacey BOWEN. Bernice will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her many great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces, as well as her many other family and Friends. A special heart-felt thank you to Georgia NICHOLAS for all her care and support. Friends will be received at the Cardinal Funeral home "Earle Elliott" Chapel, 715 Dovercourt Rd. (Ossington Subway - Delaware exit) on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Cardinal Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Prospect Cemetery to follow. In loving memory of Bernice, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-10 published
RUFFETT, Betty Marie (BEDFORD)
Surrounded by her loving family at Shaver Hospital on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of 60 years to Gordon RUFFETT. Loving mother of Lynda Irene (David) HOLLAND, Heather Ann NYLAND and Robert Gordon RUFFETT. Granma will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Michael, Wendy (Keith), Russell (Stephanie), Bridget and Lisa (Ron) and by her great-grandchildren David, Damen and Kaylie. Dear sister of Vera DAVIS and sister-in-law of Winnifred WALTERS, Lloyd RUFFETT and Betty SQUIB. Predeceased by brothers Harvey and Gordon. Betty's family will receive their family and Friends at the Lamb-Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, 2 Regent Street, Thorold on Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Funeral Service to follow at 2 p.m. in The Lamb Chapel. Reverend Father Paul MacNEIL officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Betty to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
DAMIN, Anne
On Thursday, June 9, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Anne DAMIN, beloved wife of Morris. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Terry and Marty McANDREW, and Mary and Abe DAVIS. Devoted grandmother of Laura, and Regine McANDREW, Yardena, Jaron and Orly DAVIS. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W., on Friday, June 10, 2005. Interment Beth Emeth Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 42 Hallmark Court in Thornhill.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-17 published
ROSENTHAL, Lena " Skinny" (née DAVIS)
Passedaway at Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Emil. Loving mother of Carol MURPHY (Paul), James (Rema) and Jane WATTERS (Brian.) Dear grandmother of David, James (Tracey) and Bob MURPHY Suzanne, James and Patrick ROSENTHAL; Glenn (Joanne) and Cathy WATTERS, and Jennifer NAGY (Simon.) Great-grandmother of Kayla and Samantha MURPHY, Jessica and Dana MURPHY, Rachael, Sarah and Brian WATTERS, and Matthew and Lauren NAGY. Survived by her sister Winifred HOMAN of Florida, and brother Douglas DAVIS of Penetang. Predeceased by sisters Frances HULBERT and Kathleen COLBY, and brothers Wallace and Harold DAVIS. Lena will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Family reception at Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road, Toronto, on Saturday, June 18, 2005, 2: 00-4:00 p.m. No flowers please.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
FOOTE, Jorun Verna Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in her 78th year. Verna FOOTE, beloved daughter of the late George and Ella FOOTE and sister of Jean DAVIS of Streetsville, Ontario. Interment was held at Lowville Cemetery. Many thanks to the Staff of St. Joseph's Villa in Dundas, Ontario for their care. Arrangements entrusted to Lee Funeral Home Limited, Streetsville.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
HAWKHISSTONE, Robert Nesbitt
Peacefully, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in Toronto, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (née DAVIS) for 61 years. Sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. Longtime member of Franklin Horner Community Centre and longtime employee of Jupp Motors and Hearn Pontiac-Buick. A special thank you to Long Term Therapy at the Trillium Queensway site and the staff at McCall Centre for Continuing Care for their help and compassion during Robert's illness. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 12 noon. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
DAVIS, Michael Orlyn
(20 year owner of Mike Davis Landscaping) Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Thursday, June 30, 2005 in his 39th year. Dearly loved husband of Rhonda DAVIS (COLLINSON) of Keswick. Cherished father of Meagan and Rebecca. Dearly loved son of Gladys and Clifford DAVIS of Newmarket and son-in-law of Elaine and Dave COLLINSON of Keswick. Mike will be greatly missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick 1-888-884-4486 on Sunday 6: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Monday, July 4, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. If desired, donations made to the Meagan and Rebecca Davis Education Fund would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
HUTCHINGS, Anne S.
Peacefully, on June 25, 2005 at West Oak Village, Oakville, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Lester. Sadly missed by her loving children Marilyn (Allan) COOMBE, Beverley (Steve) FRYZUK and Bill (Linda) HUTCHINGS. Cherished Nana of Karen (Steve) DAVIS, Scott (Anne) COOMBE, David (Helen) HUTCHINGS, Cathy (Kurt) Saik, Lori FRYZUK, Rick (Cheryl) FRYZUK; great-grandchildren Alex, Taylor, Will, Daniel, Mackenzie, Spencer, Jaime, Jacob and Natalie. Private family arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne's memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the entire staff of West Oak Village, Chalmers House for their Friendship, support and loving care of Anne over the years. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
DAVIS, Allan Edward
Passed away on June 30, 2005 in Calgary. Loving husband to Lois Jean DAVIS. Sadly missed by his daughters Ryrie Ann DAVIS and Leslie Jean DECHAINE and his three grandchildren Shauna Janean MASON, Kyle Allan MASON and Lee Martin DECHAINE and his niece Brenda MULLAN.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-07 published
McGARRIGLE, Danny
Suddenly on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 in his 50th year. Dearly beloved husband of Lynn. Survived by his sister Denise DAVIS (Vic McKENZIE;) son-in-law of Agnes PEARSON and the late James and stepmother Mabel McGARRIGLE and predeceased by his parents William and Ruby. Sadly missed by his loving pets Candy, Isabel and Jenny. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, July 8th from 2-4 p.m. A Private Family Service will be held in the Chapel. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
DAVIS, Kathleen
At Welland, Ontario on Friday, July 15, 2005 in her 83rd year. Loving sister of Joan PARENT, Bernadette DAVIS and Marie LEON, all of Welland, Sadie FLETCHER (Hal) of Buffalo, New York and Theresa DAVIS of Raleigh, North Carolina. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Margaret DAVIS. Miss DAVIS was employed as the accountant of the Art Shoppe in Toronto for over 35 years. Visitation at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland, from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19th. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Parish Community of St. Kevin, 307 Niagara Street, Welland, on Wednesday, July 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Rite of Committal in Holy Cross Cemetery. Prayer Vigil on Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Memorial donations, if desired, to the Parkinson Foundation, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
McCLELLAN, Elwin James " Butch"
Peacefully on July 17th, 2005, after a short, brave battle with cancer at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn (née FAIRBARN.) Dear father of son David and his wife Melissa (née DAVIS) and daughter Loralee and her loving partner Kevin (DAVIS.) Loving grandfather of Karleigh and Megan. Loving step-grandfather of Kendall, Emily and Dustin. Brother of Mary (Bob), Isabel and Millie. Also predeceased by parents William and Charlotte McCLELLAN and in-laws Perry and Ruth FAIRBARN. Also missed by his many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073), for visitation on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment at Uxbridge Cemetery. In Butch's memory, donations to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
HODD, James D.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Beloved husband of Gwen (née WHIDDEN) for 27 years. Loving father of Lynn GRAY/GREY, Shelley BELL (Andrew,) Janice LINKE (Peter) and Laurie HODD (Cameron.) Proud grandfather of Terri, Trevor, Leslie, Joanne, Cameron, Trenda, Kristen and Emily. Great-grandfather of Brittany. Jim will be sadly missed by his sister Jean DAVIS (Art) and brother Ralph (Joyce.) Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
KERR, John Brownlee
Died peacefully, at home, on Thursday, July 21, 2005, at age 77. Beloved husband of Joan, step-father of Steven DAVIS (Sandra,) father of Sandra EDGAR (Jim,) Janis MILLMAN (Maynard,) Stephen (Cheryl,) and Robert, and brother of Lloyd KERR. Also missed by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents William and Ann KERR, sister Pearl COOK, brother Bill KERR, and granddaughter Colleen. John will be sadly missed by his family and many Friends. At his request, his body has been donated to medical research. No funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, James Oswald
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, in his 74th year. son of the late Os and Ena. Loving father of Jim FLEMING/FLEMMING Jr., the late Anne JACKLE and her husband Timo, Barb HODGINS and her husband Dwaine and Lynne FLEMING/FLEMMING. Dear grandfather of Kyle FLEMING/FLEMMING, Cole and Bailey HODGINS. Former husband of Mary SILVESTER. Brother of Fran PATE, the late Robert (Daphne), Ruth (Ray) DAVIS, Bruce (Helen) and Joan NASATO. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at Shelburne Cemetery.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
SKINNER, Edmund John
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Sunday, August 7, 2005 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ruth (née DAVIS.) Loving father of Ronald and his wife Debra, and Karen and her husband James DAMIANI. Proud grandfather of Jonathan, Tim and Nicole. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel Friday at 11 a.m. Interment Stouffville Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-14 published
CAMERON, Mary Kathleen (née McDOUGALL)
(February 13, 1925-August 12, 2005)
Of Fairview Nursing Home/Cross Street. Visitation 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Helen's Church to Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. CAMERON is survived by: husband George CAMERON; daughters Janet ACCETOLA (Aldo,) Gayle MORELLI (Mike McDONALD,) Marlene CONSTANTINO (Reno;) sons Norman DAVIS, Wayne DAVIS (Cheryl), Jimmy DAVIS (Ilda ROCHA), Billy DAVIS (Mae;) 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
INDAIG, Sarah
On Saturday, August 13, 2005. Beloved wife of the late David, devoted mother and mother-in-law of Audrey and Laury OTIS, Stephen and Alana and the late Jeffrey INDAIG. Much loved grandmother of Arin and Marni OTIS, Samantha and Matthew GOLDSILVER, Yehevit, Rivka, Dovid, Leiba, Moishe and Elise INDAIG, great-grandmother of Jonah OTIS. Sister and sister-in-law of the late Claire and Ben GITTLEMAN, Irwin and the late Jean COGAN, Doris COGAN and the late Marcus COGAN, Hy and the late Sylvia COGAN, the late Betty and Fred DAVIS, the late Nat and Rose POLLOCK and the late Sam and Rose INDAIG. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 15th at 11: 30 a.m. in the T.I.B.A. section of Mount Sinai Cemetery, Wilson Avenue. Shiva at 78 Edmonton Road, from 4: 00 p.m. daily until Wednesday evening. In lieu of shiva gifts, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (416-488-8772) would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
BRADSHAW, Thelma
Peacefully in her 87th year on August 17, 2005 at Scarborough Grace Hospital. Thelma, loving mother of Phyllis, Tilda GABRIEL (predeceased,) Mrs. Arthur DEFREITAS (Jan,) Keith and daughter-in-law Selena and Mrs. Cayley BONADIE (May.) Survived by brother Fred DAVIS and sisters Stella BRADSHAW, Audrey MOFFORD, Dorothy PEREIRA and Sonia MARSHALL. Caring Grama to 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all. Family and Friends will be received at Highland Funeral Home, Scarborough Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. on Friday, August 20 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
DAVIS, Lester Scott
Les DAVIS was born in Toronto April 15, 1909 and died peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, August 11, 2005. He will be remembered by everyone for his intelligence, his constancy and his generous caring spirit. Raised in downtown Toronto, he graduated from the U. of T. in the midst of The Depression. He began what proved to be a lifelong career of mutual admiration and respect with Manulife, starting as a summer mortgage clerk, and retiring as financial vice-president 42 years later. Les married Millicent (Minty) CORRIGAN, his high school sweetheart in 1935. They had three children - Peter, Michael and Sally and lived in steady quiet harmony until Minty's death in 1982. His subsequent marriage to Marion GIBBARD in 1985 was another admirable union: gentle, respectful, and mutually nurturing. Marion passed away in 2001. Soon after, Les began his struggle with Alzheimer's. Up to that time, however, Les held many roles and responsibilities in his wider community. In over 60 years of membership at Fairlawn Heights United Church he was steward, trustee and elder, choir member, fundraiser and chair of many committees. He served on the boards of several Toronto area charities both before and well after retirement. He was the classic organizer who people counted on. Les loved playing piano and was the leader of a Vancouver dance band in the 30's. Throughout the years, his easy musicianship brought the pleasures of those times to life for his family, Friends and associates. Later, as Alzheimer's rapdily circumscribed his other talents, he continued to play for any who asked - capable, selfless and generous, almost to the end. He will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Fairlawn Heights United Church (Fairlawn Ave., just west of Yonge St. 416-481-6848) on Monday, August 22, at 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome to meet before the service from 10: 15 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
DAVIS, Noreen
At York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, Noreen DAVIS, Richmond Hill. Dear mother of Randy, Darren, Alissa and Jason. Dear sister of Verna. By family request there will be no funeral. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto M5A 4C2 or any wildlife association. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
DAVIS, Michael John
Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, August 22nd, 2005, in his 49th year. Beloved son of Doris DAVIS and the late Robert DAVIS (2001) of Simcoe. Dear brother of Laura SMITH and her husband Jay of Etobicoke, their children Colin and Andrew; and Sandra DAVIS of Oshawa, her children Dawn and Robert. At the family's request, funeral services will remain private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe N3Y 3R3 (519) 426-0199. Memorial donations payable to a charity of one's choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
SHONTALER, Kathleen (née McKENNY)
Retired as Regional Records Manager after 30 years with Transport Canada. Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Sadly missed by husband Jim. Dear sister of Bridie McMORROW of Ireland and survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Lovingly remembered by many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and Friends. Much loved godmother of Bruce DAVIS. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Bridget McKENNY of County Down, Northern Ireland and brothers David, Patrick, Michael, Hughie, Henry and John McKENNY and sister Mary HARTLEY. A Funeral Mass was celebrated for the repose of her soul in the Church of Blessed John [[XXIII]]. Cremation has taken place. In Kathleen's memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the care and attention received from the doctors and nurses in the Critical Care Unit at Sunnybrook Women's College Hospital.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-16 published
STEPHEN, Margaret Ramsay (née LOGUE)
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Thursday, September 15, 2005. Margaret STEPHEN (née LOGUE,) born September 23, 1912 in Glasgow, Scotland, presently of Aurora and formerly of River Drive Park. She is predeceased by her beloved husband P. Ben STEPHEN, and survived by her loving daughter Barbara and her husband Norman RUMBLE of Aurora, and son Jim and his wife Shary of Williams Lake, British Columbia. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Stephen RUMBLE, Heather and her husband Michael BEADLE, Kenneth RUMBLE and his wife Lynnette, Kimberley and her husband Jason DAVIS, Carmen and her husband Nilesh PATEL, and Philip STEPHEN, and 16 great-grandchildren. Survived by sisters Anne ROBBINS and Betty MILLIGAN and brother Alex LOGUE. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-25 published
CURRAN, Mitchell Howard
Passed peacefully on September 22, 2005 at Casey House Hospice at the age of 44. Mitchell will be missed by his loving parents Margaret and Allan, his brother and sisters Cindy (Fred) LAWSON, Douglas (Mary) CURRAN, Candace (John) WIDDIS. He will be fondly remembered by his close friend Chris DAVIS. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (South of Wellesley) on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 from noon until 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held from the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home at 1 p.m. Inurnment at St. James Cemetery to follow. Parking adjacent to funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Casey House Hospice.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
HALL, Heather M.
Peacefully after a courageous battle against breast cancer, on September 24, 2005 in Toronto. Beloved wife of Ross DAVIS, mother of Jessica and Joanna "J.J." and sister of Cameron HALL. Born November 21, 1948 in Oshawa, Ontario to Lois and Alex HALL, Heather attended Oshawa Collegiate and later Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Following a career in the private sector, Heather moved to public service and became a senior manager with the Ministry of the Environment. She will be sorely missed for her devotion to her family and to her work, her independence and her determination. The family will receive Friends at Pine Hills Visitation Chapel And Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto (north of St. Clair), 416-267-8229, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 between 7 and 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will take place at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Andrea EISEN and Barbara FITZGERALD and the care team at Sunnybrook. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
DUBERY, Frank Robert
Passed away at Guelph General Hospital on Monday, September 26, 2005, at the age of 87. Loving husband of Gay DUBERY. Beloved father of Ginny CRAIG and her husband Doug. Cherished grandfather of Andrew DAVIS, David CRAIG, Michael CRAIG and great-grandfather of Hadyn and Piers. Predeceased by his daughter Frankie DAVIS and brother Robert. Memorial visitation will be held at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Frank's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, October 1, 2005, at 11 a.m. In Frank's memory, expressions of sympathy made to the Cancer Research Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-30 published
ANTROBUS, Frances Ada Louise
Peacefully on September 29, 2005, at the Credit Valley Hospital, with her family by her side at the age of 81. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband James, daughter Carole JONES (Barry,) Harvey BURROWS of Edmonton, stepmother of Susan ANDERSON (Jim DAVIS,) Gary and Ian ANTROBUS. She was a wonderful gramma to eight grandchildren and adored by her 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday October 3 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent tofrances.antrobus@wardfh.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-30 published
GOLDSMITH, Gerald E.
Peacefully, at home, surrounded by family, on September 28, 2005. Predeceased by his cherished and adored wife Margaret Laura (Peggy) in 1980. Also predeceased by his sisters Kathleen JONES and Marjorie GOLDSMITH and brothers Frank CURRAN and Bill GOLDSMITH. He is survived by six loving children and their families: Mary DAVIS (Drew) of Toronto, Bill (Mary) of Thornbury, Margaret McGILLIS (Dean SMITH) of Barrie, Katherine PETRENY (Neil) of Guelph, Barbara BOUGH (Alex) of Calgary, and Dr. Elizabeth EDWARDS (Mark) of Ottawa; his grandchildren Clark, Brennan, Maggie, Brent, Michel, John, Meaghan, Kate, Lauren, Maddie, and Libby. Gerry served with distinction during World War 2 as a Captain in the 1st Canadian Infantry. He then enjoyed great success in business, retiring as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz Canada. His love of literature, sports, music, economics and politics made him a true man for all seasons. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his generosity, his intelligence and his tenacity. His strong will and big heart served him well to the very end of his life. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Sunday from 2: 00 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care of Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
PRENTICE, William " Bill" Raymond
Beloved father of Ramona Holly PRENTICE, Colleen Delta PRENTICE, Raymond Anson PRENTICE, and Luke Alan Galen DAVIS; grandfather of Sh'hay Angus Roy PRENTICE and Kylee Lyn HARRIS; and co-parent and best Friends with Sharon Ann Margaret PRENTICE and (Colin) George DAVIS. Bill died at home with family surrounding him on October 5, 2005. His loss will be felt by many. Viewing will be at Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, on Monday, October 10th, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., and the Funeral will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 11th at 1 p.m. Any inquiries may be directed to the funeral home at 905-433-4711. Donations will be accepted, in lieu of flowers, at the funeral home.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-13 published
NOLAND, Ruth Elizabeth (née RENNICKS)
Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Monday, October 10th, 2005. Ruth NOLAND, in her 75th year, beloved wife of Grant NOLAND of Barrie. Predeceased by her parents Provincial Judge James RENNICKS and Elizabeth Ridgley RENNICKS and brother John Malcolm RENNICKS. Dear mother of Grant MacLean and his wife Eileen, Patrick James and his wife Kelly all of Chicago, Mary Elizabeth and her husband Lawrence ENGEL of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Rebecca Louise and her husband Keith JACQUES of Barrie. Loving grandmother of Grant, Julie, Kara, Kristopher, Benjamin, Seth, Adam, Jacob, Sarah, Rachael and great-grandmother of Noah and Elijah. Dear sister of Robert RENNICKS and his wife Phyllis of California, David RENNICKS and his wife Elizabeth, Eleanor and her husband Michael DAVIS all of Toronto, Mary Lou and her husband Robert PRYOR of New Jersey, and sister-in-law of Sue Grandy RENNICKS of Toronto. Ruth was sacramentally disposed to all, mediating love and grace. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Sts., Barrie on Saturday from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service in the chapel on Saturday, October 15th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre, Barrie. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
FISHER, Helen (née GREENWOOD)
On Friday, October 14, 2005, at Highbourne Lifecare Centre, in her 76th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Paul FISHER. Loving mother to Michael and his wife Robyn, Glen and his wife Linda, Kevin, Thomas and Christine, Susan and her husband Jim, and Barbara and Martin. Loving grandmother of Tammy, Melissa, Jimmy, Matthew, Kelly, Paul, Meagan, Diana and Sarah. Dear great-grandmother of Ryan. Survived by her brothers John, Ross, sisters Florence BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Gladys FRASER, Clara WODHAMS, Marion DAVIS, and predeceased by brothers Cecil, Jasper, Percy, Norman, Keith and Stanley. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705), on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday at Alderwood United Church, 44 Delma Dr., from 11 a.m. until time of Service at 12 noon. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Highbourne for all their special care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
EMERSON, John Alexander MacLean
With great sadness, but thanksgiving for a life well lived, the family announces the peaceful passing of John on Friday, October 14, 2005. Devoted and cherished husband of Sandra (née WOLFE) proud and loving father of his 'troops', sons: Bruce, Brian and Douglas; admiring father-in-law of Margaret and Natasha; and grandfather of Kate DAVIS. John will be deeply missed by brother Gordon and his wife Barbara; sister Florence and husband Richard NEWMAN, sister Margaret and husband Roderick McLEAN and brother-in-law Joseph WOLFE and wife Willa. Many nieces and nephews will also fondly remember him. John was an esteemed educator in Etobicoke Schools, the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. He was also Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Society of Education through Art and the first recipient of the Ray Blackwell Excellence in Art Education Award; Past President of the Streetsville Historical Society; recipient of the Ontario Heritage Foundation Certificate of Achievement and the Mississauga Heritage Foundation's Member's Choice Award. Music was an integral component of John's life he was a long-time member of the Streetsville United Church choir, and organist at Seabreeze Community Church, Lake of Bays. John's boundless energy, imagination and capabilities inspired a countless stream of projects at his beloved Streetsville and Seabreeze homes. His far-reaching intellectual curiosity enriched his family's education and experience. We extend our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Donna REECE at Princess Margaret Hospital, to the Haemodialysis Team at Credit Valley Hospital, and to the caregivers who assisted at home for their support throughout John's illness. The family will receive Friends at Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen St. S., Streetsville on Sunday, October 16, and Monday, October 17, 2005, from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service and reception will take place at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen St. S., Mississauga. If desired, the family would prefer that expressions of sympathy be made through a donation to the charity of your choice. "And ever has it been, that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-18 published
PRENTICE- DAVIS, Sharon Ann Margaret
(September 1, 1948-October 15, 2005)
Beloved wife, co-parent, and friend of (Colin) George DAVIS and (predeceased October 5, 2005) Bill (William) Raymond PRENTICE survived by her loving children Ramona Holly PRENTICE, Colleen Delta PRENTICE, Raymond Anson PRENTICE, Luke Allen DAVIS; and grandchildren Sh'hay Angus ROY- PRENTICE, and Kylee-Lynn HARRIS. She is an angel to all who know her. Please forward all inquires to Armstrong Funeral Home, (905) 433-4711, 124 King St. E., Oshawa, Ontario. Donations may be made at the funeral home to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, in lieu of flowers. The viewing will be on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 6 p.m. and the service will be the same day at 7 p.m.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-21 published
MASON, David Charles " Tona"
Passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2005 at the home of a friend in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Born March 3, 1950 in Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, Ontario. He was the son of the late James Ernest MASON, O.M.C. and Cora Jean (DAVIS) KING. He received a B.A. in Native Studies at Laurentian University in 1979 and graduated in 1995 from the Faculty of Social Services at McMaster University. He was a counselor for Native people and had been an advisor in Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with Native Peoples. He was a published poet and was an extra in some Canadian Broadcasting Corporation productions. He was a co-founder of Native Sons an organization that helps Native inmates. He was a former member of the Ganienkeh Mohawk community. Tona is survived by a daughter Ha-Zin-Ak and son Guy MASON, both of British Columbia, a son Alfred Christopher CARTY of Palmer Township, Pennsylvania and a son 'Temawi' David Frederick James MASON in Ontario; brothers James Ernest MASON Jr. and Malcolm Henry NORRIS of Toronto, Ontario, sister Corrine Jeanne MASON of Bancroft, Ontario and brother Kahn-tah-wi-wim'tchi-git Andrew William MASON of Vancouver, British Columbia; also, two half brothers Robert and Maurice KING and one grand_son in British Columbia. He was preceded in death by a sister Wilhelmina Heide Mason DAVIS. Cremation has taken place. An interment of ashes will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home (942 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, 705-945-7758). www.northwoodfuneral.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
DAVIS, Myrtle
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Monday, November 14, 2005 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon. Much loved mother of Karen and her husband Steve BREITNER, and Lori and her husband Mark CHADWICK. Loving grandmother of Kevin, Kelly, Kyle, Marsha, Lisa and Sandra. She will be sadly missed by her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1170 Tynegrove Road, Mississauga, on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, or to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
DAVIS, Larry
Passed away at the age of seventy eight on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at the Credit Valley Hospital. Beloved husband of Joy for 56 years, and loving father of Janet and Glenn. Dear brother to his sisters Madeleine, Joceline, Roberta, Christina and Martina. Memorial Service to be held at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Hwy. 20 (at Hwy. 406), Fonthill, Ontario on Thursday, November 24th at 11: 30 a.m. Donations to the Children's Wish Foundation, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Passfield Mortuary Services, 905-682-0474.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
DAVIS, Wallace
(Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 Veteran 1942-1947) Peacefully, on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. Wally 'Bunt', in his 83rd year, husband of the late Jean (née O'HANLEY.) Loving father of Mike DAVIS and Colleen BROWN and father-in-law of Wayne BROWN. Proud and cherished grandfather of Anna and Emily BROWN. Dear brother-in-law of Claire ECKERT and Marion CLEARY. Predeceased by his brother Ernie and by his aunt Pearl ANDERSON. Wally 'Bunt' will be sadly missed by the many people whom he touched in his lifetime. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory contributions to the Georgetown Bread Basket or the Halton Region Lung Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
URCH, Ronald A.
At the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Orillia on Saturday, November 26th, 2005, in his 84th year. Ronald URCH of Orillia, beloved husband of the late Alberta June URCH (née DAVIS.) Dear father of Bruce and his wife June of Toronto, Lorna and her husband Robert ARTHURS of Brampton. Loving grandfather of Shannon and her husband Paul DIPASSIO and Stephanie and her husband Dave ARTHURS and great-grandfather of Liam. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations in memory of Ron may be made to the charity of your choice and will be received by the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street E., Orillia L3V 1L1, 866-399-6499.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-30 published
DAVIS, Wyckliffe
Retired employee Etobicoke Assessment Office, Ontario Government. Member of Loyal Excelsior Lodge No. 1. Passed away peacefully at Brampton Hospital on Thursday, November 24, 2005. Beloved husband of Violet (38 years), loving father of Rhonda and Monique. Father-in-law of Frantz. Dear brother of Doris, Jenny, Oswall, William, Percy, and Clarence. He will be sadly missed by the Nedd, Davis and Melville families as well as family and Friends here and in Guyana. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Service in the Chapel on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Interment Meadowvale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to wyckliffe.davis@wardfh.com

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
MacMILLAN, Ellen "Eileen" Stephanie (née NORCOTT)
Died peacefully in her hundredth year, at Aberdeen Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Sunday, November 6, 2005. Eileen was the beloved wife of the late Douglas N. MacMILLAN (1993.) Born on Boxing Day 1905, Eileen immigrated to Canada from Cork, Ireland with her parents Nicholas and Kate NORCOTT, her brother Edward and her sister Mary Frances (May McCULLOUGH,) all of whom predeceased her. Survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard, Robert and Ruby Jean, Lillian and their families, all of British Columbia; by her nephews and nieces Dan and Rick DRYDEN, U.S.A., Mary Frances TAILOR/TAYLOR, Nicholas NORCOTT, and Carol DAVIS, all of Ottawa and John McCULLOUGH of Toronto, and their families. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10: 30 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2005 at St. Gregory's Church, 122 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke. Arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 416-231-2283. Requiescat in pace

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
DAVIS, Alvin Leslie
(Retired employee of the Ford Motor Company). On Thursday, December 1, 2005, at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Al, in his 81st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Catherine "Kaye". Loving uncle of Barbara GAMBLE, Don and Brenda MacLEAN and their children Darryl and Bradley, and Ruth and Rick BOYD and their children Amy and Amber. Many relatives and Friends will sadly miss him. A Private Family Service will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600). For those who wish, memorial contributions to Saint John's United Church Memorial Garden Fund or the Oakville Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-04 published
BENNETT, Frank
Executive of Canadian Liquid Air and Humber Welding Supplies. Passed peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2005 at Bloomington Cove, at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Georgia. Loving dad of Malcolm and Ginny, Diane and Bob DAVIS, and Keith and Amanda. Special granddad of Neal, Paul, Caroline, Rebecca, Cameron, Abigail, and Madison. Visitation at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville, 905-642-2855 on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. At the family's request, donations to the Alzheimer Society of York Region or The Parkinson Society would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
Beland HONDERICH: Remembering a crusader
He wanted only an 'informal gathering' and he got it: 300 Friends, politicians and journalists trade stories about the extraordinary longtime Star publisher
By Jessica LEEDER, Staff Reporter
A man widely known for his decisiveness and direction, Beland HONDERICH left strict instructions for his family regarding his memorial. Instead of a funeral, he wrote to them, he wanted an "informal gathering," memories shared over glasses of wine, "without fuss."
There was much laughter and negligible levels of fuss at a downtown reception last night where the former Toronto Star publisher and fierce perfectionist was remembered as nothing less. More than 300 guests traded stories of the legendary man who was one of the most influential publishers in the newspaper's history. He spent 22 of his 52 years at the Star as publisher.
HONDERICH died November 8 at his home in Vancouver following a stroke. He was 86.
In a final letter to the family read by his son John, who was publisher of the Star between 1994 and 2004, HONDERICH described his life as one "that was far from perfect, but endeavoured to make a useful contribution to society."
Others were far less humble. Political dignitaries and journalists alike remembered HONDERICH as an infallible man of enduring principles and with a steadfast commitment to Canadian society.
"I've met very few men in my public life or since who were more dedicated to this country," said former Ontario premier William DAVIS, adding that HONDERICH had "a real commitment to trying to reduce the diversity between those who have and those who have not.
"We may not have achieved all of his objectives, but it's not because he didn't provide the leadership, desire, motivation," DAVIS said. "He was a deeply committed Canadian and a very sensitive human being."
For Maithily PANCHALINGAM, that sensitivity has permanently marked her life.
A decade ago, the 28-year-old Star advertising employee learned that she had won a Honderich Scholarship award.
Then a new immigrant from Sri Lanka going through a "rough patch," the award -- for high grades and financial need -- was a chance to succeed where she might not have been able to on her own. "Just the fact that you're an immigrant, you're not going to have the right connections," she said, adding that the scholarship, combined with part-time jobs at the Star, helped her earn a degree from York University.
"He gave me a start. He made success possible for many students like me," she said.
More than anything, HONDERICH was held up last night as an advocate for those who most needed someone like him.
"I believe that he was a person who never forgot his roots, the common man, the underdog, the 'little people,'" said Frank IACOBUCCI, a former Supreme Court justice and current Torstar chairman.
"He championed the cause of the disadvantaged, minorities, equality, and fundamental freedoms of religion and of the press long before there were legislative or constitutional provisions reflecting these and other basic human values of an enlightened democracy."
The two-hour event included taped speeches from former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE, and several current and former Star editors, including former managing editor Mary Deanne SHEARS.
Using the boyish nickname he had for his elder brother, Ted HONDERICH, a London-based philosopher, delivered one of the evening's most touching tributes.
"He improved what, out of his good principle he preserved, which was the newspaper of the greatest value to his country. There was a greatness in this," he said. "Death without another life afterward did not make this life meaningless. Goodbye, B.B."
Also in attendance were Premier Dalton McGUINTY, Ontario Conservative Party Leader John TORY, former Ontario premier Bob RAE, Education Minister Gerard KENNEDY and Health Minister George SMITHERMAN

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-21 published
MILLER, Paul Frederick
Age 61, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Paul was an employee of Steelcraft for many years. He was a member of the Ontario Street Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy. Father and Grandfather of Bradley MILLER and wife Michelle and their children Matthew and Sean; Craig MILLER; Alysson and her husband Jason KORVER and their son Will. Brother-in-law of Penny and Glenn GOULD, Stephen and Gayle DAVIS, Mark and Judy DAVIS and their families. Predeceased by his first wife Nancy Lynn, by his parents Frederick and Eleanor MILLER and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Walter and Elsie DAVIS. Family will receive Friends at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, December 23, from 10: 30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11: 30 a.m. Reverend Terry LAING will officiate. Interment in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Stratford General Hospital through the funeral home. The family deeply appreciates your support and prayers.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-23 published
DAVIS- MONKMAN, Jason
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Jason at the Trillium Health Centre on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. Beloved husband of Robin and Daddy to Taylor. Adored son to Kathy and Trevor and son-in-law to Linda and Rudy. The best brother to Shawna and Kyle. Will be missed by Jason's many other Friends and relatives. Friends may call at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas) Oakville, on Friday, from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, on Saturday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to Dr. KING and the nurses at the Trillium Health Centre Oncology Clinic.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
DUNN, Ethel Louise
Peacefully at Simcoe Manor, Beeton on Friday, December 23rd, 2005. Ethel DUNN of Beeton and formerly of Bracebridge, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Larry DUNN. Survived by Judy FIRTH and her husband John of Barrie and Bill DUNN of Bracebridge. Loving grandmother of Steven FIRTH, Tim and Terry DUNN and the late Jason FIRTH. Dear sister of Marie CAMPBELL, Edith O'BRIEN, Joan HARDINGE, Gord HOLMES, the late Elsie HARDY, Mae BALDING, Art and Jack HOLMES, Doris WILLS, Nora ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Marge DAVIS. At Ethel's request, a Family Service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1L4.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
DAVIS, Teresa " Terry"
Peacefully with her husband by her side at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Monday, December 26, 2005 at the age of 80. Loving wife and best friend of Clayton for 59 years. Proud and much loved mom of Randall (Corrie). Loving grandma of Bradley and Brett. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 LakeShore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-30 published
REIFFENSTEIN, Raymond Charles
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Ajax-Pickering General Hospital, on Thursday, December 29, 2005, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Bernice DAVIS for 52 years. Loving father of Wayne (Janna), Karen (Jeff), Lynne (Yves), and Charles (Andrea). Adored grandfather of Marina, Dillon, Zachary, Adam, Erik, and Kate. Brother of Rose (Leonard), Anne (Don), Dorothy (Bill), Eddie (Lois), Mary (Matt), and Laurie (Joan) of Alberta. Brother-in-law of Ross (Mary), Joyce (Jack), and Marion (Lorne). He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, and all his family and Friends. Raymond was a retired teacher at Ajax High School and a longtime member of St. Paul's United Church in Ajax. The family will receive guests at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 65 King's Cres., Ajax, on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul's United Church would be appreciated.

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DAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
BOYD, John
After a courageous battle with cancer, on December 28, 2005, at the Hotel Dieu - Shaver Rehab. Devoted husband to Margaret for over 55 years. Cherished father to Caroline (Al). Loving grandfather to Jamie (Cara) and Alisen BAUMAN/BOWMAN (Craig.) Will be sadly missed by his great-grandchildren Alexis and Colin. Survived by his sister Helen DAVIS (Phil) and his neices Julie, Irene, Ann, Joy, and nephews Myles and John. Predeceased by his parents Mary and Archie. John will be reunited with his best friend (brother-in-law) Alex, where once again the two will be doing their "turn." John is resting at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place on Monday, January 2, 2006 at the George Darte Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations made to either the Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. On-Line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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