DECLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-17 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Supt. George D.
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at The Ottawa General Hospital, in his 80th year. Cherished and loving husband of Judith Ann (née SCHRIEDER) of Ivanhoe, Ontario. Dear father of Philip (Roanne PRESTON) of Vancouver, British Columbia and Sarah HERRING (Wesley) of Ottawa. Loving grandfather of Katharine and Evan HERRING. Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Jean FLEMING/FLEMMING of Ivanhoe, her daughters Joanne FERGUSON of Trenton, Ontario and Janice DECLAIR of Belleville, Ontario, brother-in-law Gary SCHRIEDER of Picton, Ontario, sister-in-law Amy SCHRIEDER (Paul CHAPELLE) of Belleville and their children Sam and Lucy CHAPELLE. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas Emo and Edna (née BELFORD) FLEMING/FLEMMING, his brother John and sister, Shirley LLOYD. George was born in Ivanhoe, Ontario, January 6, 1926, and received his earlier education in a one-room schoolhouse (S.S.#12 Huntingdon). He went on to attend Madoc Secondary School, where his education was interrupted by the war. He joined the navy in May, 1943 and served until the cessation of the war in 1945. After discharge, he continued his high school education at, and graduated from, the Veterans' Rehabilitation School in Brockville, Ontario. After working as a surveyor in Belleville for two years, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa, serving in Prince George, British Columbia, Dawson, Yukon Territory and along the Alaska Highway. Having joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for Special Branch duties, he was then posted to Headquarters in Ottawa and from there went on to posts in the United Kingdom and several European cities, lastly in Vienna, Austria. In 1958, he returned to Toronto, Ontario to take up counter-espionage duties where he remained until 1966. After promotion to the rank of Inspector, he headed up the Foreign Services Directorate, later being promoted as Director, Foreign Services Directorate, supporting the rank of Superintendent. At the time of his retirement in 1984, this position was considered that of Chief Superintendent. Friends and family will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, 112 Durham Street South, Madoc, Ontario (613-473-2833), Thursday, November 17 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held Friday, November 18 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment in Luke's Cemetery, West Huntingdon, at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Emergency Department), Attn: Director of Development, 265 Dundas Street East, Belleville, Ontario, K8N 5A9 or to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 503 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 1C4 would be sincerely appreciated. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the Belleville General Hospital, Emergency Department, Dr. Ryan SLOAN and the nursing staff of the 5th floor, Belleville General Hospital, as well as Dr. Christina CANIL, Dr. Libni EAPEN, the chemotherapy and radiology teams of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, and the doctors and nurses of the 5th floor, Ottawa General Hospital, for their kind and compassionate care of both George and his entire family.

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DECLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-24 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Supt. George D.
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at The Ottawa General Hospital, in his 80th year. Cherished and loving husband of Judith Ann (née SCHRIEDER) of Ivanhoe, Ontario. Dear father of Philip (Roanne PRESTON) of Vancouver, British Columbia and Sarah HERRING (Wesley) of Ottawa. Loving grandfather of Katharine and Evan HERRING. Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Jean FLEMING/FLEMMING of Ivanhoe, her daughters Joanne (John) FERGUSON of Trenton, Ontario and Janice (Randy) DECLAIR of Belleville, Ontario, brother-in-law Gary SCHRIEDER of Picton, Ontario, sister-in-law Amy SCHRIEDER (Paul Chapelle) of Belleville and their children Sam and Lucy CHAPELLE. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas Emo and Edna (née BELFORD) FLEMING/FLEMMING, his brother John and sister, Shirley LLOYD. George was born in Ivanhoe, Ontario, January 6, 1926, and received his earlier education in a one-room schoolhouse (S.S.#12 Huntingdon). He went on to attend Madoc Secondary School, where his education was interrupted by the war. He joined the navy in May, 1943 and served untill the cessation of the war in 1945. After discharge, he continued his high school education at, and graduated from, the Veterans' Rehabilitation School in Brockville, Ontario. After working as a surveyor in Belleville for two years, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa, serving in Prince George, British Columbia, Dawson, Yukon Territory and along the Alaska Highway. Having joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for Special Branch duties, he was then posted to Headquarters in Ottawa and from there went on to posts in the United Kingdom and several European cities, lastly in Vienna, Austria. In 1958, he returned to Toronto, Ontario to take up counter-espionage duties where he remained until 1966. After promotion to the rank of Inspector, he headed up the Foreign Services Directorate, later being promoted as Director, Foreign Services Directorate, supporting the rank of Superintendent. At time of his retirement in 1984, this position was considered that of Chief Superintendent. Friends and family were received at the McConnell Funeral Home, 112 Durham Street, Madoc, Ontario (613473-2833) Thursday, November 17 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held Friday, November 18 at 11 a.m. Cremation followed. Interment in Luke's Cemetery, West Huntingdon, at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Emergency Department) Attn: Director of Development, 265 Dundas Street East, Belleville, Ontario, K8N 5A9 or to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 503 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 1C4 would be sincerely appreciated. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the Belleville General Hospital, Emergency Department, Dr. Ryan SLOAN and the nursing staff of the 5th floor, Belleville General Hospital, as well as Dr. J. Hugh McISAAC, Dr. Ilias CAGIANNOS, Dr. Christina CANIL, Dr. Libni EAPEN, the chemotherapy and radiology teams of The Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, and Dr. Robert MacRAE, Dr. Zishan ALLIBHAI, and the nurses, doctors and palliative care team of 5 East, The Ottawa General Hospital, for their kind and compassionate care of George, his wife and his children. 'The continuation of his life is in you.'

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DECLARK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-05-04 published
HAMILTON, Ray (1921-2005)
Passed away at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Monday, April 4th, 2005, Ray HAMILTON, of Owen Sound, in his 84th year. Beloved brother of Helen DECLARK and husband, Juck, of Lady Smith, British Columbia, and Patricia RAFTIS and husband, Donald, of Harriston. Dear friend of Rita CRAWFORD, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie HAMILTON and brothers, Lee, Jim, Pat and their wives. Ray will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, on Thursday, April 7th, 2005. Father Paul WALSH officiated. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound.
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DECLARKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-05 published
HAMILTON, Ray
After a courageous battle with cancer at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday, April 4, 2005. Ray HAMILTON of Owen Sound in his 84th year. Beloved brother of Helen DECLARKE and her husband Juck of Ladysmith, British Columbia and Patricia RAFTIS and her husband Donald of Harriston. Dear friend of Rita CRAWFORD of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents J.L. and Annie HAMILTON formerly of Berkeley and brothers Lee, Jim, Pat and their wives. Ray will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday, April 7th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Cancer Society. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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DECLERCQ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-13 published
REISER, Sharon Eileen (VAN DYK)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital with her family at her side on Monday, September 12, 2005. Sharon Eileen REISER of Pt. Burwell in her 62nd year. Beloved wife of Frank REISER. Loving mother of Robert VAN DYK and wife Laura. Dear daughter of Irene (Lambert) MAGEE of Aylmer. Loved by her grandchildren Jessica, Jennifer and Allison VAN DYK. Sister of John MAGEE and wife Sandra of Aylmer, Doug MAGEE and wife Crystal of Saint Thomas, Shelley VANDENBRANDT and husband Jim of Belmont. She will be sadly missed by her step-children Linda DECLERCQ and husband Rick, Robert REISER and wife Dawn, David REISER and wife Nancy and a number of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a step-great granddaughter. Sister-in-law of Mike REISER and wife Theresa. Predeceased by her first husband Peter VAN DYK (1991) and her father H. Allen MAGEE (2004.) Born in Cultus on February 20, 1944, Sharon was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #524, Port Burwell and was branch President for 9 consecutive years. She was a charter member of the Port Burwell Horticultural Society and was recently presented with a meritorious service award. She served as secretary for the Port Burwell Scout movement. Sharon worked with the municipality in the restoration and moving of the cenotaph to its present location. She was well known to the members of the Port Burwell and Bayham seniors for her culinary skills. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #524 will conduct a memorial service on Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Family interment of ashes in the Aylmer Cemetery. Reverend David FULLER, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society, the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxillary, Port Burwell and the Port Burwell Scout Hall would be appreciated. "The Port Burwell and Bayham community will miss her dedication and tireless effort."

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DECLERQ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
TOPS, Benoit " Alfred"
At University Hospital on Friday, September 2, 2005, Benoit "Alfred" TOPS in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Joanna TOPS (2001.) Dear father of Roger TOPS (Eva) of Chatham, Maria LECLAIR (Andre) of Wallaceburg, Peter TOPS (Margaret) of Tillsonburg and John (Mary) of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Also loved by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Brother of Jean TOPS and Marie-Therese DECLERQ, both of Belgium. Predeceased by his granddaughter Jennifer (1979). Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday afternoon, at 3: 00 p.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery.

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DECLOU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
DECLOU, Ismay Edelka
Peacefully, on Sunday, May 22, 2005 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Joseph. Devoted mother of Sybil MOHAMED, Morris, Sandra (Vibert) BENJAMIN and Delano. Proud loving grandmother of 22, great-grandmother of 24 and great-great-grandmother of 3. She will be fondly remembered by her loving family and dear Friends. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Thursday, May 26, 2005 and Friday, May 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service celebrating Ismay's life will be held at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Crescent, Mississauga, Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ismay may be made to the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre or the charity of your choice. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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DECOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
DECOCK, Mary (née VAN ROOIJ)
On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 surrounded by her family at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Peter DECOCK for over 47 years. Born in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, daughter of the late Nicolaas and Maria HENDRIKS) VAN ROOIJ. Loving mother of Gary and Carol of Oakville, Henry and Olga of Toronto, Peter and Susanne of Orillia, and Michael and Michelle of Wallaceburg. Dear Oma to Jessica, Aaron and Noah, Nicholas and Olena, Zachary, Samuel and Emily, and Justine and Erika. Survived by her brothers Piet, Nico and Jozef of the Netherlands and her sister, Sister Lina VAN ROOIJ of Belgium. Predeceased by her brothers Arnoud, Johannes, Reverend Antoon and Reverend Herman VAN ROOIJ. Fondly remembered by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in the Netherlands. 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 Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar Street, on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday evening at 7 o'clock. Donations to Parkwood Hospital or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.

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DECOO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-27 published
FALKINER, Glen Osborne
March 15, 1950. Passed away peacefully at his home in Goderich on Friday September 23, 2005. Survived by his mother Helen FALKINER (JAMIESON) of Maitland Manor, Goderich. Predeceased by his father Osborne FALKINER. Cherished brother of Anne DECOO and husband Tony DECOO of Goderich. Much loved uncle of Peter and Lori DECOO of Arden, North Carolina and Andrea DECOO of London. Fondly remembered by great nephews Spencer and Michael DECOO of Arden, North Carolina. Friends may call at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home Goderich on Thursday September 29, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Alzheimer Society in support of Helen FALKINER or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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DECOOMAN o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-09 published
DECOOMAN, Guy
Mr. Guy DECOOMAN a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2005 at London Health Science Centre in London at the age of 31. Guy recently graduated with honours from Fanshawe College for Automotive Service Technician. Guy was born in Wallaceburg and is a loving son of Mike DECOOMAN of Wallaceburg, Lynn and Richard BROWN of Port Lambton, Step-son of Lori DUTOT of Wallaceburg. Loving companion of Tammy HART and her daughter Courtney of Wallaceburg. Dear grand_son of Richard and Donna NANTAIS of Port Lambton, Evelyn and John CUMMINGS of London and the late Frank DECOOMAN. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Tracy and Paul MARCOLIN of Corunna, Rhonda BROWN and her friend Cole of Sarnia and Ashley DECOOMAN and her friend Matt of London. Uncle of Jenna MARCOLIN and Tyler MARCOLIN. He will always be remembered by Jeremy "Jerm" NANTAIS. A special friend to Zeus (the dog). Also survived by Tammy's parents Richard and Roberta AUTHIER, several aunts, uncles, cousins, family and Friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 12 noon. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Lambton. Donations to the Port Lambton Athletic Association may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Guy DECOOMAN.

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DECORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-25 published
DECORY, Lancelot Chester
80, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2005 in Mesa, Arizona. Born in Lead, South Dakota he became the world's youngest Eagle Scout and multiple letterman at Lead High School. He served with distinction in World War 2. A graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines he had a career as an engineer eventually becoming President of the Canadian Portland Cement Association. He is survived by loving wife Ardyce, daughter Lanette FINICAL and her husband Allen, son Jed DECORY and his partner Dominique GIGUÈRE, grandchildren Jessica and Sean DECORY and surrogate children Vivian POOLEY, Dagmar SIMONS and her husband Don, Tony CHRISTIE, Heather CHRISTIE, Max MacCRIMMON and his wife Pat and 10 surrogate grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A memorial service in Toronto is being planned. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Citadel Care Center, 5121 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206. Attention Kathy WOJCIK.

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DECORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
DECORY, Lancelot Chester
Age 80, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2005, in Mesa, Arizona. Born in Lead, South Dakota, he became the world's youngest Eagle Scout and multiple letterman at Lead High School. He served with distinction in World War 2. A graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines, he had a career as an engineer eventually becoming President of the Canadian Portland Cement Association. He is survived by loving wife Ardyce, daughter Lanette FINICAL and her husband Allen, son Jed DECORY and his partner Dominique GIGUERE, grandchildren Jessica and Sean DECORY and surrogate children Vivian POOLEY, Dagmar SIMONS and her husband Don, Tony CHRISTIE, Heather CHRISTIE, Max MacCRIMMON and his wife Pat and 10 surrogate grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service in Toronto is being planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Citadel Care Center, 5121 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206 Attention Kathy WOJCIK.

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DECOSEMO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Madeline (née GELINAS)
(December 2, 1921-November 14, 2005)
Meg passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. Meg joins her cherished husband Selby Beaufort STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (1978.) Loving and devoted mother of Jane GOULD and her late husband Keith of Burlington, Ann WESTELL and her husband Ian of Burlington, Sydney GERCSAK and her husband John of West Vancouver. Meg will continue to live in the hearts of her grandchildren, Alex BAKER (Mike,) Alison DECOSEMO (Jeff,) Julia and Lindsay WESTELL, Sean and Tyler GERCSAK. Always known for her love and kindness with children, Meg will be deeply missed by her great-grandchildren, Ashely, Emma and Katelyn BAKER and Megan DECOSEMO. A special thank you to Dr. Dennis BRANNAN for his medical guidance and support. Cremation and a private family interment has taken place in accordance with Meg's wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House, 20 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, M5B 2P3 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 905-637-5233).

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DECOSTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
FRANCHE, Gerald
Mr. Gerald FRANCHE died peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, at the age of 89 on Tuesday January 25, 2005. Survived by his son Bob and daughter-in-law Shirley. Dear grandfather of Donna and her husband Sam WATSON, Paul FRANCHE and his wife Lisa, Laura-Lee and her husband Trev TIMMS, Michele FOURNIER, Mark FOURNIER and Alison DOYLE. Great-grandfather of McKenzie, Coey, Emily, Jacob and Calvin. Survived by his sisters Cecile FORTIN, Bernie DECOSTE and his brother Gilles FRANCHE and his wife Evelyn. Special thanks to adopted family at Caressant Care. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Thursday evening from 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will take place on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Parkinson's Society would be appreciated.

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DECOSTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
'Very loving daughter' found dead
Teen's body discovered on Whitby driveway
Police say it's homicide or 'a very serious accident'
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Just how did 16-year-old Kyla HOLBURN of Oshawa end up dead on the driveway of a Whitby apartment building?
That's the mystery facing Durham homicide detectives after the teen's body was found face down at the top of a ramp to a parking lot behind the building, near King St. and Thickson Rd., on Monday night.
The popular Grade 11 student at R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate had suffered traumatic injuries and her shirt had been pulled up above her shoulders, exposing her back.
Police think her body may have been dumped at the building, several kilometres from her home on Nipigon St. in west-end Oshawa.
Chief Kevin McALPINE said her death was the result of "either a homicide or a very serious accident" that happened somewhere else.
"It's highly likely that what happened to her didn't happen in this location," McALPINE said.
An autopsy yesterday failed to determine an anatomical cause of death. More tests have been ordered.
As detectives looked for answers, relatives and Friends gathered at a townhouse complex near the girl's home.
Her mother, who called Kyla "a very loving daughter," later read a statement that said "sometimes children make wrong decisions and sometimes choose the wrong Friends along the way."
She said Kyla had completed a school-issued identification booklet last September, fingerprinting herself and adding a few strands of her long, dark hair, information that helped police identify her.
Family members urged the public to help police find out what happened to Kyla.
The teen was reported missing by her family about 10 p.m. Monday, three hours after her body was spotted beside Wood Farm Manor on Nichol Ave. in Whitby.
A resident who discovered the body about 7 p.m. alerted building superintendent George McLEOD, who covered it with a blanket and called police.
Local resident Tracy McLENNAN was so moved that she placed a bouquet of flowers at the base of a nearby light standard, even though she didn't know the dead teen.
"I have a teenage daughter of my own and when I heard about this on the news it kind of shook me up," she said. "You just never know today what can happen in a community that we all thought was safe."
Distraught Friends of the dead girl also brought a bouquet to the scene in the afternoon.
At R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate, grief counsellors prepared for questions from classmates and other students.
"It's horrible," said Grade 12 student Cheryl DECOSTE, 18. "A lot of people are shaken up by it."
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DECOSTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
DECOSTE, Douglas
Passed away suddenly on January 13th, 2005 at age 52. Will be sorely missed by everyone, but especially by his mom and dad, wife Barb, daughters Kim and Jessie, grand_sons Jordan and Josh, niece Mandy, Inge, John, Cathy, and his cat Charlie. He will forever be in our hearts. Doug will be laid to rest at Prospect Cemetery.

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DECOSTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
GEMMELL, Muriel Eleanor (née GIVENS)
Peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Tyndall Nursing Home in her 90th year. Beloved husband of Bob for almost 62 years. Cherished mom of Karen McCLATCHEY and her husband John, and Jo-Anne DECOSTE and her husband Ron. Loving grannie of Rob and Kristin McCLATCHEY, and Dascia DECOSTE. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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DECOSTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-24 published
BLACKHALL, Doris Marion Stewart
One of God's most beautiful and courageous angels found her way back home on Monday, August 22nd, 2005. She is now reunited with her devoted husband, Bertram Chester BLACKHALL. Cherished mother to Bonnie Margaret, Jane Elizabeth (Carmen DECOSTE,) Jennifer Ann (Gary WALTERS) and Jon Barnett (Dana.) Proud "Nanoo" to Trevor and Ryan; Brandon and Rowan; Hannah; Blake, and the late Shane DECOSTE. She is also survived by her loving sisters, Margaret REIMER and Elsie AVERY. Special thanks to the staff at both St. Joseph's Health Centre and St. Michael's Palliative Care Unit. Eternal gratitude to Dr. Ed GUTMAN and José San Pedro (S.J.H.C.) for their wonderful compassion and support. There truly are living angels among us. Visitation to be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, August 26th, 12: 30-1:30 p.m. Service in the chapel 1: 30 p.m. to be followed by interment (Mt. Pleasant Cemetery) and a reception in the Park Room of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Sleeping Children Around the World (scaw.org) or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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DECOSTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
BLACKHALL, Doris Marion Stewart
One of God's most beautiful and courageous angels found her way back home on Monday, August 22nd, 2005. She is now reunited with her devoted husband, Bertram Chester BLACKHALL. Cherished mother to Bonnie Margaret, Jane Elizabeth (Carmen DECOSTE,) Jennifer Ann (Gary WALTERS) and Jon Barnett (Dana.) Proud Nanoo to Trevor and Ryan; Brandon and Rowan; Hannah; Blake, and the late Shane DECOSTE. She is also survived by her loving sisters, Margaret REIMER and Elsie AVERY. Special thanks to the staff at both St. Joseph's Health Centre and St. Michael's Palliative Care Unit. Eternal gratitude to Dr. Ed GUTMAN and José SAN PEDRO (St. Joseph's Health Centre) for their wonderful compassion and support. There truly are living angels among us. Visitation to be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, August 26th, 12: 30-1:30 p.m. Service in the chapel 1: 30 p.m. to be followed by interment (Mt. Pleasant Cemetery) and a reception in the Park Room of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Sleeping Children Around the World (scaw.org) or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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DECOSTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
BRABANT, Jacqueline Diane (née DECOSTE)
The family of Jacqueline Diane BRABANT (née DECOSTE,) with great sadness, must inform her many Friends and relatives that on Sunday, September 25th, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario, Jackie passed away. She was 73 years young. Remaining to cherish her memory are her four daughters: Francine and her husband Mike TENNANT of Toronto, Carole LEWIS of Brampton, Andree DECOSTE of Brampton, Helene and her husband Fred SALAZAR of Barrie. Her seven grandchildren, Jessica RIDGWELL, Jason SALAZAR, Christopher SALAZAR, Sarah TENNANT, Andrew SALAZAR, Madison EVOY, and David DECOSTE will forever remember their loving Mama. To her two great-granddaughters Kyra and Jada RIDGWELL, she was also Mama. Sadly she has left behind her two surviving brothers, Alcide and Rene DECOSTE of Montreal. Jackie was born in Glengarry, Ontario. She was the daughter of the late Raoul and Maxima DECOSTE. The youngest of eleven children, she grew up surrounded by seven brothers, two sisters, and lots of love. She went on to have five children of her own, which she raised in Toronto. Her only son, Michel BRABANT, predeceased her in 1972. She's probably with him right now. She loved to travel with her partner of 18 years Henry BEIFUSS, who predeceased her in 1988. Jackie moved to Barrie in 1996, she belonged to the Catholic Women's League at Saint Mary's Church, and was a volunteer at Royal Victoria Hospital. She was quite crafty at paper tolling, and loved her computer. The family wish to thank Dr. McCONVEY who went above and beyond his duties in the care and treatment of our mother. The staff of 3NB, with a special thank you to Lindsay, Glenda, and Marcia - you know what you did, and we thank you! Mom, we know you are happier where you are surrounded by all of your loving family, but we are sure going to miss you. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Wednesday, from 2: 00 to 4:00, and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Mary's Church, Barrie, on Thursday, September 29th, 2005, at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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DECOSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
OSTRANDER, Betty
Peacefully with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, April 17, 2005. Betty OSTRANDER of Pt. Burwell in her 58th year. Loving mother of Kim OSTRANDER and husband Richard BRADT of Pt. Burwell and Darren OSTRANDER and wife Tanya of Springfield and grandmother to Jessie and Josh EPPLE and Hayley OSTRANDER. Dear daughter of Mary DECOSTER of Aylmer and the late Julien DECOSTER (1979.) Special niece to Simone MARCHANT and Isidoor DECOSTER and wife Hilda. Daughter-in-law to Vern and Gertrude OSTRANDER. She will be sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews.
Born in Tielt, Belgium on November 22, 1947, Betty worked for H and R Block and was a former insurance broker/partner of Stan Smith Insurance in Aylmer. Betty was a strong supporter of youth sports in Aylmer including minor hockey, soccer and figure skating. She was an avid golfer and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be held on Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Donations to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated.

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DECOTEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
JACKMAN, Iris B.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4th, 2005. Beloved widow of the late Reverend Harold JACKMAN and mother of Aaron GILL, Lorraine SANDY, Liza GILL- GIBBS, Jocelyn HAMILTON (née LOPEZ Carl), Phyllisia LEACOCK (née LOPEZ Trevor), Maria CAPRIETTA, Patricia JACKMAN- ELLIS, Glenda BRUCE, Reverend Jacqueline COLLINS, Llewelyn JACKMAN, Ruth GLASGOW, Ann EMMANUEL, Kenny JACKMAN, Jennifer GRIMES- JACKMAN, Cheryl MOSES, Wendy MORRIS. She will be greatly missed by her 49 grandchildren and her 31 great-grandchildren. Mrs. JACKMAN will also be missed by her sisters Florence NURSE and Monica DUNCAN, and her brothers Reginald BASCOMBE, Alphonso BASCOMBE and George DECOTEAU. Mrs. JACKMAN has family from Trinidad, and throughout the West Indies and the United States. They are coming to Toronto for the funeral. Visitation will be held at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday, February 10 from 7-9 p.m. and also on Friday, February 11 from 5-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Riverside Missionary Church located at 456 King St. E. on Saturday, February 12th at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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DECOURCY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
MARSHALL, Douglas
Peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, in his 67th year. He leaves his wife, Sarah MURDOCH; his sons Barnaby and Benjamin; his sister, Sally; his dear friend and first wife, Deborah; his daughter-in-law, Carmen DUNJKO; his granddaughter, Emma, and her mother, Colleen DECOURCY; his belatedly discovered British son, Hugh THOMAS, his wife, Natalie, and son, Oliver; the staff of the Duke of York; his many Friends; and his affectionate but demanding cat, Nora. Douglas was a true original -- demanding, difficult, smart, funny, loyal and irascible -- who more than anything enjoyed red wine, good writing and socializing, probably in that order. He grew up in Colborne, Ontario, and attended Highgate School in London and the University of Toronto, where he was the editor of the Varsity in the 58-59 school year. He worked at the London bureau of Canadian Press; Maclean's; as a television Guide columnist at Books in Canada, which he co-founded with Val CLERY; and the Toronto Star, where he remains the longest-surviving Entertainment Editor since Nathan COHEN. He was a founding member of the Crime Writers of Canada and the author of A Very Palpable Hit. A service for Doug will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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DECOURCY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
MARSHALL, Douglas
Peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, in his 67th year. He leaves his wife Sarah MURDOCH; his sons Barnaby and Benjamin; his sister Sally; his dear friend and first wife Deborah; his daughter-in-law Carmen DUNJKO; his granddaughter Emma, and her mother Colleen DECOURCY; his belatedly discovered British son Hugh THOMAS, his wife Natalie, and son Oliver; the staff of the Duke of York his many Friends; and his affectionate but demanding cat Nora. Douglas was a true original - demanding, difficult, smart, funny, loyal and irascible - who more than anything enjoyed red wine, good writing and socializing, probably in that order. He grew up in Colbourne, Ontario, and attended Highgate School in London and the University of Toronto, where he was the editor of the Varsity in the '58-59 school year. He worked at the London bureau of Canadian Press; Maclean's; as a television Guide columnist at Books in Canada, which he co-founded with Val CLERY; and the Toronto Star, where he remains the longest-surviving Entertainment Editor since Nathan COHEN. He was a founding member of the Crime Writers of Canada and the author of A Very Palpable Hit. A Service for Doug will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25th at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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DECOURCY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
O'TOOLE, John
Passed away unexpectedly in Kingston on Sunday, May 1, 2005, in his 78th year. Dear son of the late Michael and Mary O'TOOLE. Dear nephew of Madeline BROOKS, lovingly remembered by Liz HENRY. Dear cousin of Donna BROOKS, Barbara and Tom BERNECHE, Bonnie and Barry CAPPELL, Heather and Walker McKAY and uncle to Andrew and Angie McKAY, Barbara and Jim CLARK, Zackary CLARK, Dawn and Craig VINES, Amanda CAPPELL and Sean DECOURCY. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Minden K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Then to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kinmount for a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment at the St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kinmount. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DECRISTOFARO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
DECRISTOFARO, Teodora
Peacefully, on Saturday, October 22, 2005, at age 65. 34 year employee of Dominion Save-A-Centre, Etobicoke. Loving wife of Joe DECRISTOFARO. Dear mother of Domenic and Carmelina. Friends will be received at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes' "Mimico Chapel" on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Ambrose Catholic Church (Browns Line and Evans Ave.), on Thursday at 10 a.m. Entombment Glendale Mausoleum, Etobicoke. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com"Forever in our hearts"

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