DENNISCHUCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
MORRISON, Robert Elliott
Beloved sweetie for 22 years of Dodie ((Dorothynée) HERRIOTT,) peacefully went to join his parents and beloved dog Coco on May 24, 2005, at Lakeridge Health Whitby. Bob will be dearly missed by his daughter Carolyn ZILSTRA (Don,) and grandchildren Zachary, Christopher and Alexander SAIROGLOU and Colin, Claudia and Natalie ZILSTRA, as well as by his step-children Sarah Jayne MASON (Ryan plus new baby on the way,) Evan ROBILLARD (Jofel) and Vicki ROBILLARD (Nazmul). Bob, who was born May 27, 1944, has finally and with great joy joined his birth mother Naomi Payne DENNISCHUCK, as well as his beloved parents Anne and Bill MORRISON. Bob was a beloved brother and brother-in-law to Jane JONES (Jack,) Rodger (Mary,) Chris (Linda,) Edward, Tim (Judith,) Greg (Cathy) HERRIOTT, Linda RUMBLE (Kevin,) and Howard KEMPTON (Susan.) As requested, after Bob made his donation to Trillium Gift of Life, with the donation of his eyes, he was cremated. Arrangements entrusted to W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby (905-668-3410). Visitation will be at 10: 00 a.m. with a Memorial Service to follow in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2005. Bob will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. A heartfelt thanks to all doctors and nurses who so graciously and gently took care of Bob over the years, especially, but not least all, the Angels of the 4th floor of Lakeridge Health Whitby. In lieu of flowers, and in Bob's memory, please talk to your family and sign an organ donor card or make a contribution to 4 East at Lakeridge Health Whitby. Sweetie, please remember "You're My Only Love" and to wait for me. - Love 'D'.

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DENNISON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-04 published
RONSON, George Andrew
Suddenly on Saturday, October 1, 2005. George Andrew RONSON of Tillsonburg age 49 years. Beloved husband of 29 years to his wife Janet (nee: KAUGMAN.) Dear father of Suzanne and her fiancé Blair FRANKLIN of Woodstock, and Jacqueline RONSON at home. Dear son of Jean of Tillsonburg, and dear brother of Chere of Alabama, and uncle to Troy (Rachael) DENNISON of West Virginia. George was predeceased by his father William RONSON (1977,) and his father and mother-in-laws Mervin (1979) and Marjorie KAUFMAN (2001). George was the owner and proprietor of Ronson's Audiotronics of Tillsonburg. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for George will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday October 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. Pastor Bryan BUTCHER officiating. Interment New Road Cemetery. A Mason Memorial service under the auspice of Ashler Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #701 will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society and may be arranged through Ostrander's Funeral Home. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DENNISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-15 published
William ARCHER, Lawyer And Politician: 1919-2005
Toronto alderman was 'subtle, intricate -- one might even say devious -- but clever.' He failed to become mayor yet won respect as a dogged public servant who always did his homework
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, April 15, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- While the rest of the country has to reach for a thesaurus to find the words for how much it hates Toronto, William ARCHER was a rare breed: a man deliriously in love with the city.
Toronto was his town, every nook and cranny of it. An unabashed policy wonk, his encyclopedic knowledge of arcane bylaws, municipal regulations and rules of procedure came in handy in his years as a Toronto alderman, controller and mayoral candidate -- especially when he peppered his fellow councillors with pointed questions.
He saw himself as "one who has kept an eye on things, one who has raised questions," as he related to this newspaper in 1974. "The fact that I might raise questions has had an effect on people."
At times, it was "hard to see what effect that has, apart from irritation," wrote one city hall reporter of the day. "Much time is taken up with items he has raised."
The word "gadfly" came up now and then in relation to Mr. ARCHER, but it's one former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE dismisses.
"He was much too serious to be a gadfly," recalled Mr. CROMBIE, now president and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Urban Institute. "He provided very solid advice. We used to call him 'the grey eminence.' He was very serious about his politics."
And maybe even a little mischievous. At a 1974 council meeting, with Mr. CROMBIE absent, Mr. ARCHER called for a number of roll-call votes for reasons no one could quite understand. Then, the tactic became clear: He was racking up Mr. CROMBIE's absentee record, which, at the time, stood at about 17 per cent.
"Subtle, intricate -- one might even say devious -- but clever," pronounced The Globe and Mail.
A Toronto alderman from 1958 to 1974, with the exception of three years from 1966 to 1969, Mr. ARCHER was remembered by colleagues as dogged, almost obsessive about digesting the mass of the dry arcana city politicians confront every day.
"He was one of the few who did an enormous amount of homework," recalled Mr. CROMBIE, who was elected alderman in 1969 and was Toronto's mayor from 1972 to 1978. "There were a lot of people who would show up to meetings having read the executive summary or sort of skimmed [reports]. But Bill was very thorough -- a detail man -- one of the few who actually read the by-laws."
Mr. ARCHER's wife of 47 years, Gwen, is more blunt: "He had a mind like a rat trap. He could listen to two radios, the television and read the paper at the same time. He was so honest, it was sickening. And he'd talk to a fence post if it would talk back."
Even so, one colleague, alderman Karl JAFFARY, described Mr. ARCHER as "good at government but not at politics." Mr. CROMBIE once introduced Mr. ARCHER as "perhaps not the best politician, but by far one of the best and most devoted public servants this city has ever seen."
Born in Hamilton into a family of Anglican priests, Mr. ARCHER worked in Toronto as an office boy while still a teenager, and later as a junior with the Imperial Bank of Canada. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific. He left the service with the rank of lieutenant-commander and never lost his love of the water, sailing seven-metre Star sailboats for years and enjoying a life membership in the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.
He attended McGill University in Montreal and Osgoode Hall law school in Toronto, excelling at both in debating, and established a Bay Street law practice before the political bug bit.
In 1958, he was elected to Toronto city council and to Metropolitan Toronto council, and served as Toronto's controller from 1963 to 1966, the year he made a run for mayor. After a 12-week campaign, he polled a respectable 41,000 votes, but lost to fellow controller William DENNISON, who proved a careful and quiet mayor. Some blamed Mr. ARCHER for causing the defeat of the more flamboyant incumbent mayor, Phil GIVENS, and as Mr. ARCHER told his supporters on election night, "We shook the city up quite a bit."
As former Toronto mayor, recent Senate appointee Art EGGLETON, remembers the '66 campaign, where Mr. ARCHER's slogan was " ARCHER listens, learns... leads."
"He followed it, though he didn't always go the conventional way," Mr. EGGLETON recalled. "Not everyone agreed with him, but he was man of his convictions."
Mr. ARCHER returned to his law practice after his defeat but surfaced in 1969 with three headline-grabbing feats: In May, he spent a weekend as a derelict in Toronto's Cabbagetown neighbourhood, living on handouts and sleeping in a flop house -- all designed, he said, to gauge the city's services to the destitute. "It was the most lonely and exhausting weekend of my life," he told reporters.
In July, he drove a taxi for a week. "Well, see, I'm doing it to learn more about my community," he explained as he handed out a six-page transcript of his recorded thoughts and impressions. "And let me tell you, it's the loneliest job in the world. I mean it." His tips went to the Brothers of the Good Shepherd, who put him up during his homeless weekend.
In August of that year, he walked the length of Toronto's waterfront to get to know the harbour.
To anyone cynical enough to suggest these were publicity stunts, Mr. ARCHER had an answer: Honni soit qui mal y pense (roughly, evil to him who thinks evil). Whatever it was, it worked, and in the 1969 elections, Mr. ARCHER was back on council. "His politics were old-fashioned progressive conservative, and I mean that as a complement, a type that's almost lost now," says Mr. CROMBIE, whose term on council overlapped with Mr. ARCHER's until 1972. "He was progressive on social issues and pretty strict on economic and financial issues. He was a man of principles -- his own."
In all, Mr. ARCHER represented three midtown and downtown wards, and served on a slew of influential committees and boards, including works, transportation and planning. He fought for better pensions for municipal employees, improvements to welfare and was chiefly responsible for building the city's new fire boat. He also co-ordinated the Yonge Street mall, a popular pedestrian walkway closed to traffic that lasted for a few years in the early 1970s.
He clashed with council on two major issues: a 45-foot height bylaw and the decision not to have separate elections for Metro and the city. He called the latter "the greatest tragedy of this council."
Mr. ARCHER lost to a left-wing candidate in the 1974 election but the next year, he was appointed commissioner of a provincial review of the Niagara region, followed by many years on the Toronto Historical Board. In 1997, he received the Toronto Award of Merit.
His fight against the status quo did not wane. In 1986, a task force on which Mr. ARCHER served suggested more than a dozen changes to the municipal voting process, including holding elections on a Sunday in October, with separate election days for mayor, council and school trustees.
Mr. ARCHER once said that voters make a few mistakes, but not as many as politicians. "I only know I needed to do what I considered the right thing," he said, "whether I stood alone or not."
William Lee ARCHER was born in Hamilton on September 25, 1919, and died in Toronto of heart failure on March 6. He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn (née BAMFORD,) and a daughter, Janet. A service will be held at a later date.

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DENNISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
DENNISON, Edgar " Freddie"
Peacefully, in his sleep, on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at the age of 83. Loving husband for 60 years of Eileen, father of Madeleine and Michael, brother to Neville (Gloria), and grandfather to Alexandra and Miranda. Freddie will long be remembered by his family and Friends. In respect of his wishes, Freddie will be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 lights south of Eglinton, on the east side of Dixie Rd.) 905-602-1580 on Monday, December 5th, at 1 p.m. No flowers, please. In Freddie's memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DENNISTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
BUTT, Lois Jean (née DENNISTON)
Of Toronto, passed peacefully away in her sleep, on January 12, 2005, following a brief illness, at the age of 94. She is now at peace with God and in the presence of her Saviour, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Herbert M. (Robin) BUTT, sons Kingsley (Beryl) and Trevor (Diann,) grand_sons Vaughn, Ian and Darren, granddaughter Jillian and great-grand_sons Skyler and Carson. Lois was born in Australia, into a family of eight. She is predeceased by siblings Dorothy, Alexander, Strathmore, Henry and Fletcher and mourned by two remaining sisters, Winsome and Elaine, as well as a large extended family and many Friends, in Australia. Lois and Robin had resided in Saint John's, Newfoundland, for many years, where Robin was a well-known dentist. Lois was very active in her church, Bethesda Pentecostal, and as a counsellor with the 100 Huntley Street television program. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home - North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles Ave.) on Monday, January 17, 2005 from 10: 30 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home chapel at 11: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations of flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made, in her memory, to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or Crossroads Christian Communications, Burlington, Ontario.

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DENNOME o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-18 published
PLATT, John Douglas " Doug"
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Saturday, December 17, 2005 in his 61st year; beloved husband of Donna HANNAH; loved father of Ryan and his wife Angela of Barrie, and Heather PLATT of Toronto; dear grandfather of Rianna; also sadly missed by his father John PLATT of British Columbia; loving brother of Gayle DENNOME and her husband Roger; predeceased by his mother Vera PLATT, his sister Linda BENTLEY and his brother-in-law Al BENTLEY. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. A tree has been planted in memory of Doug in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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DENNY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-19 published
MARSDEN, Geoffrey
(Emigrated to Canada from England in October 1964 and was a Registered Nurse for nearly 50 years)
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, November 17th, 2005. Geoff MARSDEN, of Owen Sound in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Enid (née DENNY) for over 54 years. Dear father of Colin and his wife Emily, of Richmond Hill, Jean and her fiancée Norm CAPLING, of Tara and Audrey and her husband Robert BOLTON of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by six grand children Colin jr., Jennifer, Julie, Robert, Philip and Melissa and three great-grand children Bailey, Mikayla and Chelsea. Also survived by a brother Kevin and his wife Brenda, of England. Predeceased by a brother Albert and two sisters Lilly and Irene. A private family service will be held with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710.

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DENNY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-17 published
FERGUSON, Mary Ellen (née FIFE)
Mary Ellen of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, on Friday, July 15, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Garry FERGUSON (2002.) Dearly loved mother of Ken BAKER of Brantford, Barry and his wife Erin FERGUSON of Oakville, Ann and her husband Allan AKINS of London, and loved daughter-in-law of Dawn BAKER of Brantford. Predeceased by 2 sons Dwight and Daniel. Loved grandmother of Tammy, Lloyd, Dalton, Ryan, Sean, Brent, Lisa, Christie, Matt and Rob. Dear sister of Audrey DENNY, Marion and her husband Syd GILCHRIST, Margaret and her husband Larry ABEL, all of Saint Thomas, Donna VIRAG of Fingal and Jean and her husband Bill IRWIN of St. Williams. Predeceased by sister Verna DONALDSON and Patricia McMENEMY. Sadly missed by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary Ellen was born October 1, 1937 in Saint Thomas the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Dorothy (HARRIS) FIFE. She worked for Northern Telecom and the Arbour Glenn Day Nursery. Resting at the Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DENNY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-01 published
DENNY, Frederick " Fred"
On Sunday, October 30, 2005 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario, Frederick (Fred) DENNY of London and formerly of Montreal in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the Late Nora DENNY and dearly loved father of Michael and his wife Susan DENNY of Ottawa; Neil and his wife Virginia DENNY of Barrie and Fred and his wife Cheryl DENNY of London. Fred will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Patrick, Philip, Kayleigh, Michelle and Nora; Jim, Jon and Elizabeth and Christopher and Erin. Dear brother of Lorna FEELEY of Ottawa. At Fred's request there will be no visitation or Funeral Service. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth 519-652-2020) in care of arrangements. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com.

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DENNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
STURGESS, Richard Robert Howard " Bob"
Born London, England, June 9, 1918, died Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2, 2005 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Carole. Predeceased by his sister Sydney (Barry) and niece Melanie. Survived by his sister Jennifer (and Geordie) and brother Dick (Mary). Loving and proud father of Carol (Dick JOHNSON) and Jeremy (Lesley BEALE) and very dear to their mother Betty. Stepfather to Kelly SAUNDERS (Randy) and Kevin DENNY (Janet KENNEDY.) Devoted 'Grandbob' to Nathaniel (Jenn), Zoe (Andrew) and Hallie; Clea and Micajah and 'Bobby' to Megan, Bradley, Clayton and Tyler Robert.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday October 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, 1630 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
We are all richer and stronger from having you in our lives.
"I'll find you in the morning sun".

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DENNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-06 published
STURGESS, Richard Robert Howard " Bob"
Born London, England, June 9, 1918, died Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2, 2005 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Carole. Predeceased by his sister Sydney (Barry) and niece Melanie. Survived by his sister Jennifer (and Geordie) and brother Dick (Mary). Loving and proud father of Carol (Dick JOHNSON) and Jeremy (Lesley BEALE) and very dear to their mother Betty. Stepfather to Kelly SAUNDERS (Randy) and Kevin DENNY (Janet KENNEDY.) Devoted 'Grandbob' to Nathaniel (Jenn), Zoe (Andrew) and Hallie; Clea and Micajah and 'Bobby' to Megan, Bradley, Clayton and Tyler Robert.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday October 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, 1630 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
We are all richer and stronger from having you in our lives.
"I'll find you in the morning sun".

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DENNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
DENNY, Krystal Camille (June 11, 1992 to March 18, 2005)
With deep sadness we announce the untimely passing of Krystal on March 18th, 2005. In her short life, Krystal enjoyed singing, dancing and music. She was dearly loved by her parents, extended family and peers. She is survived by her parents Terrance and Marjorie and siblings Kevron and Stephanie. Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Ogden Chapel. Interment Duffin Meadows Cemetery, 2505 Brock Road North, Pickering.

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DENNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
BEAUMONT, Reta (née DENNY)
Passed away on Monday, May 2, 2005 at York Central Hospital at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Donald Edward. Loving mother of Lynn and his wife Christina. Cherished grandmother of Juliana and Carol-Lynn. A Private Family service was held. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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DENNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
DENNY, Robert John "Jack" (January 19, 1922-August 12, 2005)
Passed away peacefully in Toronto on Friday, August 12th, 2005 at the age of 83, with his family at his side. Predeceased by his sister Gladys, and two brothers Harvey and Clifford. He leaves behind his wife Elizabeth (née GARLAND,) son Robert James DENNY and his wife Grace of Mississauga, daughter Shirley Ann DURK and her husband Al of Oakville, one granddaughter Jacqueline DINSMORE of Toronto, grand_sons Iain DURK of Guelph, Christopher DENNY of Toronto and Jonathan DENNY of Mississauga, and one beautiful great-granddaughter Alexandra DINSMORE. Jack was a dedicated employee of the Toronto Star and was also very proud to have been a member of the St. Clair Masonic Lodge for many years. A private family service was held on Tuesday, August 16th and interment was in the veterans' section of Pine Hills Cemetery. Sadly missed by family and Friends. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association in his memory would be deeply appreciated."We'll meet again."

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DENNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
DENNY, Evelyn Mary (formerly CASE, née BARNUM)
Passed away unexpectedly at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Percy DENNY and Albert CASE. Loving mother of Sharon and her husband Michael TROTTMAN. Much loved "Nana" of Matthew and Chance. Dear sister of Don BARNUM and his wife Arlene, Helen LOYNES and her late husband Jim, and the late Roy BARNUM and his late wife Ruth. Cherished friend of Peter McLAURIN. She will also be greatly missed by all her nieces and nephews. Evelyn had a wonderful ability to embrace change and dedicated her life to the people who meant the most to her. She was a "people person" who shared her passion for music, her beloved Blue Jays and life in general with all who knew her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. Private interment Riverside Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Etobicoke Chapter, 16 Four Seasons Place, Suite 115, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9B 6E5.

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DENNYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-01 published
Richard OUTRAM, Poet 1930-2005
Writer who was a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stagehand by day viewed the world in a grain of sand. A private and intensely emotional man, his devotion to his art was nourished by a lifelong love of his wife, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - Page S7
On the coldest night of the winter, poet, stagehand and widower Richard OUTRAM, having consumed a quantity of pills and drink, sat on the enclosed side porch of his house in Port Hope, Ontario, and, in a grand Blakean gesture, contemplated the universe and quietly allowed himself to die.
Everything that made his life joyful emanated from his love for his wife and collaborator, the artist Barbara HOWARD. She died in 2002 during an operation to fix a broken hip. "Devotion is not too strong a word," said writer Barry CALLAGHAN. " The two of them fed each other beautifully and with enormous intensity. They were the closing of the couplet. So, what are you going to do with a one-line couplet? He really was his work and his love for her."
Mr. OUTRAM was not the only poet to have a day job that required entirely different skills from his literary vocation. The poet Raymond SOUSTER, for example, spent his working life at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It was Mr. OUTRAM's conscious decision to spend his days at physical labour so his mind would be free in the evenings to devote to his poetry. But unlike other working poets, such as Mr. SOUSTER, Mr. OUTRAM won very little popular or critical acclaim.
Although he published steadily for more than 40 years, he won only one major prize -- the City of Toronto Book Award in 1999 for his volume Benedict Abroad. There is only one book-length critical study of his work, Peter Sanger's "Her kindled shadow..." An Introduction to the Work of Richard OUTRAM, which was published in limited numbers by The Antigonish Review in 2001.
Instead of a popular audience, he had a series of passionate champions, such as Mr. Sanger, a retired academic. "Richard has both a physical and a metaphysical orientation that isn't compromised at either level," explained Mr. Sanger. "When Richard writes well there is absolutely no distinction between those two levels." Although Mr. Sanger agrees some poems are better than others, he says what makes Mr. OUTRAM's work stand out is its "magnificence coherence." Every poem is ultimately linked to the rest of his body of work.
Richard Daley OUTRAM was born in Oshawa, Ontario, the son of Mary Muriel DALEY, a teacher, and Alfred Allan OUTRAM, an engineer who served in the artillery in The First World War and was wounded at Ypres in Belgium. His mother's father was a Methodist minister who was deeply involved in the negotiations to form the United Church of Canada in 1925. His paternal grandfather ran the hardware store in Port Hope, the town east of Oshawa where Mr. OUTRAM and his wife moved in 2000.
Shortly after young Richard's birth, his parents moved to the Leaside area of Toronto. As a teenager, Mr. OUTRAM was already interested in music and botany, two areas that remained central to his poetry for the rest of his life. Graduating from Leaside Secondary School in 1949, he went that autumn to Victorian College at the University of Toronto to begin an honours degree in English and Philosophy. There he encountered two professors, philosopher Emil FACKENHEIM and literary critic Northrop FRYE, both of whom had a huge impact on the way he thought about the world. He also enlisted as an officer cadet in the reserve system of the Royal Canadian Navy, spending the summers of 1950 and 1951 aboard frigates in the Bay of Fundy and at H. M. C. S. Stadacona in Halifax.
After he graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953, he worked for a year at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto as a stagehand and then moved to England where he found a job in the same capacity for the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was in London that he first began to write poetry and where, in 1954, he met visual artist Barbara HOWARD. From that meeting their lives were entwined until her death in 2002.
"You can't speak of them apart," said Louise DENNYS, executive vice-president of Random House Canada. "They were so completely connected and so beloved of each other, and that is what proved in the end to be impossible for him to live without."
Four years older than Mr. OUTRAM, Ms. HOWARD was born in Toronto in 1926, began drawing as a child, graduated with honours and a silver medal from the Ontario College of Art in 1951 and then taught school to earn enough money to continue her studies in the major art centres of Europe.
They returned to Canada in 1956 and Mr. OUTRAM went back to working as a stage hand and then crew leader at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a job he would hold until he retired at 60 in June, 1990. The late typographical designer Allan FLEMING/FLEMMING (of the Canadian National logo among other work) was the best man at their wedding in April, 1957, and also the designer and publisher of Mr. OUTRAM's first collection, Eight Poems, a chapbook with a print run of 190 copies that appeared in 1959 under the Tortoise Press imprint.
The next year, Mr. OUTRAM and Ms. HOWARD founded The Gauntlet Press, producing an elegant series of hand-printed volumes of Mr. OUTRAM's poetry over the years decorated with Ms. HOWARD's beautifully coloured wood engravings.
Early in their marriage, the OUTRAMs had a daughter who lived for only a day. His grief is encased in several poems including Sarah, which appeared in his first major collection, Exsultate, Jubilate (1966,) an elegant volume designed by Mr. FLEMING/FLEMMING and published by Macmillan Co. of Canada.
Toronto writer Barry CALLAGHAN, who was one of the hosts on Weekend, a local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television show, met Mr. OUTRAM on the set in the late 1960s. "I became aware of this intense man standing beside the camera, dressed like a guy working on the floor but staring at me like a hawk," Mr. CALLAGHAN said in a telephone conversation. After the two men struck up a conversation, "I discovered this very isolated and intensely intellectual man who was interested in poetry and ideas."
In the middle 1970s, Mr. OUTRAM took the manuscript for Turns and Other Poems to the now defunct Clarke Irwin publishing house. Two young editors, Susan KEENE and Louise DENNYS pushed the collection, but Clarke Irwin was already in its demise and was doing very little original publishing.
"He had a shining, sharp, sense of the natural world and he was able to give it a sense of form, a sense of greatness larger than and one moment," said Ms. DENNYS. "He saw the world in a grain of sand and he did that in a way that was very beautiful and very particular to his work and to him."
Ms. DENNYS wanted to find a way to publish the book and Mr. OUTRAM suggested she meet his friend bookseller Hugh ANSON- CARTWRIGHT. Bookseller and poet had met years before, the way such people usually do, over a volume of Mr. OUTRAM's poetry that Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT was trying to sell in his bookstore. Then it turned out that they were neighbours and a lifelong Friendship ensured.
The Christmas of 1974, Ms. DENNYS took the manuscript on a visit home to her parents in England and cold-visited the Hogarth Press, a division of Chatto and Windus. She met poetry editor D. J. Enright, who eventually offered to publish Mr. OUTRAM's poems. She came back to Canada and was able to tell Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT that if he wanted to form a little publishing company, here was a British partner. That is how Turns and Other Poems was published by Chatto and Windus with the Hogarth Press in London in 1975 and by Anson-Cartwright Editions in Toronto the following year. "That moment, when I elided happily in his life back then, was a moment of great pride for Hugh and for me too," she said. "It was the first time that I was involved directly in a book's publication."
Mr. ANSON- CARTWRIGHT published another volume of OUTRAM poems, The Promise of Light in 1979 and Mr. Callaghan's Exile Editions did a Selected Poems in 1984. "He had a fantastic sense of form and a musical ear for what he was doing that was almost perfect, but often his poems were the prisoner of his skill," said Mr. CALLAGHAN, adding that "you can't be first rate every time out and there are times when the form traps what he is trying to do."
Shortly after writer Alberto MANGUEL arrived in Canada in 1983, he met Mr. OUTRAM. "I was awed at first by the strange combination of intelligence and devastating humour," said Mr. MANGUEL. " For all the seriousness of his poetry, he was a very funny man."
After reading Mr. OUTRAM's poetry, Mr. MANGUEL says he was surprised, as he has been so many times in Canada, that "a poet of Richard's magnitude" was not celebrated around the world. "Richard's poems were very serious and complex, and in many cases they required a lot of time and patience from readers," said Mr. MANGUEL. " You had to disentangle the references and look up the words, but it was always worthwhile. When you discovered what he meant, the poem built to a different level."
The next person to publish Mr. OUTRAM was Tim INKSTER of The Porcupine's Quill, who released Man in Love (1985), Hiram and Jenny (1989) Mogul Recollected (1993) and Dove Legend (2001). "It is incredibly elegant and sophisticated and passionate and demanding and even, to a lot of people, off-putting, because verbally it is immensely clever and full of allusions and references," said writer and poetry editor John METCALF. "It is probably some of the most rewarding stuff that has been written in Canada."
Writing poetry, even life itself, lost its purpose for Mr. OUTRAM after his wife died. "Richard was always sending me poems that he loved by other people," said Mr. MANGUEL, mentioning the poem Winter Remembered by John Crowe Ransom about an "... Absence, in the heart, /" that was too great to bear and how the only way to soothe it was to "...walk forth in the frozen air/."
"He must have been thinking of that poem," concluded Mr. MANGUEL sadly.
Funambulist by Richard OUTRAM, 1975
I work on a slender strand
Slung between two poles
Braced fifteen feet apart.
My patient father coached me
From childhood to fall unhurt,
Then set me again and again
On a crude slack-rope he rigged
Out back of our caravan,
Raising the rope by inches:
Now, I'm the only acrobat
In the world to include in his act,
As finale, a one-hand-stand
Thirty feet from the ground
With no net. I married
A delicate, lithe girl
From another circus family.
We are very happy. She stands
On the circular platform top
Of one pole, to steady me
As I reach the steep, last,
Incredibly difficult slope
Near the pole: when I turn about
To retrace my steps, no matter
How quickly I spin, she is there
At the top of the opposite pole,
Waiting, her arms outstretched.
From Turns and Other Poems, published by ANSON- CARTWRIGHT Editions.
Richard Daley OUTRAM was born in Oshawa, Ontario on April 9, 1930. He died of willful hypothermia in Port Hope, Ontario, on Friday, January 21, 2005. He was 74. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara. A celebration of their lives is being planned for a later date.

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DENOBLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-11 published
DENOBLE, Robert "Bob" Joseph (February 8, 1943-October 8, 2005)
Suddenly at home on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband of Jean McLAUGHLIN. Dear father of Andrea, David and his fiancée Kathy ATKINSON and Brian. Dear brother of Jean and her husband the late Don O'NEIL, Gerard and Maureen DENOBLE, Michael and Liisa DENOBLE and Marie and Ryland EVANS and fond uncle of several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill on Tuesday 2-4 and 79 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora on Wednesday, October 12 at 1 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DENOBLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-10 published
DENOBLE, Robert "Bob" Joseph (February 8, 1943-October 8, 2005)
Suddenly at home, on Saturday October 8, 2005, at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband of Jean McLAUGHLIN. Dear father of Andrea, David and his fiancée Kathy ATKINSON and Brian. Dear brother of Jean and her husband the late Don O'NEIL, Gerard and Maureen DENOBLE, Michael and Liisa DENOBLE and Marie and Ryland EVANS. Fond uncle of several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 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 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora, on Wednesday October 12 at 1 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DENOBREGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
DENOBREGA, Vera
Peacefully passed away, on January 4, 2005, at the Centenary Health Centre. Vera DENOBREGA, loving daughter of the late Albert and Armina RODRIGUES. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Loving mother of Brenda EZECHIALS (John), Desmond (Margaret), Michael (Norma), Raymond, and Lorraine Gonsalves (Denis). Cherished grandmother of Bruce (Sally), Robert (Jenny), Roman (Rachelle), Craig (Janet), Donny, Michelle, Johnathon, Timothy, Jason, and Jessica (Stephen). Special great-grandmother of A.J., Cristal, Victoria, Brandon, Hayden, Cheyenne and Jude. Dear sister of Thelma, Elsa, Monica, and the late Rita. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering) on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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DENOBREGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
DENOBREGA, Olive Ernestine
On Sunday, April 3, 2005, at 6: 30 p.m., Olive Ernestine DENOBREGA passed away peacefully at her home in Whitby, surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her 10 children, 24 grandchildren, and her 42 great-grandchildren. We love you always. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis De Sales Church, 82 Church St. S., Pickering on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby.

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DENOME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-25 published
MORROW, Maxine Virginia (née HUXLEY)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Maxine Virginia (HUXLEY) MORROW of Chatham, on Thursday, November 24, 2005, in her 82nd year. Born in Dover Township, daughter of the late Norman and Matilda (DENOME) HUXLEY. Beloved wife of the late Fred W. MORROW (1984.) Dear mother of Keith MORROW and his wife Joanne and Brenda ROSS and her husband Marc, all of London. Dear and loving grandmother of Blythe MORROW of England and Beth MORROW of Calgary. Dear sister of Mary HIND of Chatham and the late Norman HUXLEY and Doris SPURGEON. Loving sister-in-law of Ethyl HUXLEY, Norm SPURGEON, Elda RICHMOND, Clara RICHMOND, Lloyd MORROW and the late Bob HIND. Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Loving friend and neighbour to Jim and Jan. MAXINE was an active member of the Heather Club and an active member and volunteer at Park Street United Church, Unit 7 and St. Andrews Residence. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Park Street United Church, 12 Dufferin Avenue, Chatham on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Curtis MARWOOD officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made payable to the Heather Club appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.ca

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DÉNOMMÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-23 published
FLYNN, Alvin J. "Al"
Suddenly at South Huron Hospital on Friday, January 21, 2005, Alvin J. (Al) FLYNN of Exeter, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (ANDERSON) FLYNN. Dear father of Val and Chuck Ford of R.R.#3 Zurich. Loving papa to Kevin, Steven and Brian. Dear son-in-law of Irene ANDERSON of Stratford. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lillian KUHN of Exeter, Phyllis and Chuck COLLETT of Crediton, Jim and Sue JESNEY of Huron Park, Les JESNEY and his friend Ellen of Lucan, Marion and Bob GIBB of Stratford and Dan and Daisy ANDERSON of Saint Marys. Predeceased by a sister Betty Lou and her husband Lennis DÉNOMMÉ and a brother-in-law Ken KUHN. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15th at 11 a.m. with Nancy CORRIGAN and Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to South Huron Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Legion Service in the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. under the auspices of R.E. POOLEY Branch #167 Exeter. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-25 published
CORRIVEAU, L. Eugenie
At the McCormick Home, London on Thursday, February 24, 2005, L. Eugénie CORRIVEAU of London in her 85th year. Dear sister of Valencia TRAHER, Anastasia MacLEAN and Laurencia FEENEY and sister-in-law of Laurene CORRIVEAU. Predeceased by her parents Marcel and Marceline (DENOMME) CORRIVEAU, sisters Regina CORRIVEAU, Constance CORRIVEAU and Dorothy MacLEAN and brothers Gordon, Napoleon and Norman CORRIVEAU. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday February 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, R.R.#2, Zurich. Fr. Michael TRAHER and Fr. John KULATHINKAL celebrants. Parish prayers will be said on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Spring interment St. Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scarborough Missions, 2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, Ontario M1M 1M4 Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Eugénie CORRIVEAU.

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
DENOMME, Tom Jr.
Suddenly at Fanshawe College on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Tom DÉNOMMÉ Jr. in his 52nd year. Loving father of Danielle DENOMME and Hailey DÉNOMMÉ both at home. Cherished son of Yvonne and the late Tom DÉNOMMÉ (1992.) Former spouse of Frankie GRAAT. Greatly loved by his brothers and sisters; Donna (George) MESSING, Janet (Frank) SSAINTERRE, Ron, Marlene (Ben) DERUITER, Joe (Linda), Judy CAMMAERT, Alanna REABEL, Ken (Cathy), Pat (Sid) WOCKS, Mary (Glenn) MURRAY, Peter (Janice), Yvonne (Graham) CLYNE, Kevin, Cameron (Lois), Madonna (Peter) McCONVILLE, Claudette DENOMME (Tim BROWN.) Tommy will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by his nephew Derek DÉNOMMÉ (1985.) 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 10: 30 o'clock. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DÉNOMMÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
DENOMME, Tom Jr.
Suddenly at Fanshawe College on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Tom DÉNOMMÉ Jr. in his 52nd year. Loving father of Danielle DENOMME and Hailey DÉNOMMÉ both at home. Cherished son of Yvonne and the late Tom DÉNOMMÉ (1992.) Former spouse of Frankie GRAAT. Greatly loved by his brothers and sisters; Donna (George) MESSING, Janet (Frank) SSAINTERRE, Ron, Marlene (Ben) DERUITER, Joe (Linda), Judy CAMMAERT, Alanna REABEL, Ken (Cathy), Pat (Sid) WOCKS, Mary (Glenn) MURRAY, Peter (Janice), Yvonne (Graham) CLYNE, Kevin, Cameron (Lois), Madonna (Peter) McCONVILLE, Claudette DENOMME (Tim BROWN.) Tommy will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by his nephew Derek DÉNOMMÉ (1985.) 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 10: 30 o'clock. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
DENOMME, Stella Marie (formerly MASSE, née DUCHARME)
Stella Marie (DUCHARME) DÉNOMMÉ passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2005 just 18 days before her 90th birthday. Predeceased in 1994 by her late husband Gus, and her first husband Clarence MASSÉ in 1951. Predeceased by her sister Mabel McKNIGHT and her brothers Adolph, Francis and Delmar DUCHARME. Stella will be lovingly remembered by her sister Delia BEDARD and brothers Mark and Desmond DUCHARME and their families. Second mother to Leona and Deborah MOORE and family. The children of Gus, Mike, DENOMME and Anne CRONIN, and their families will cherish her memory. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Special thanks are extended by the family to Brian and Barbara MASSÉ who provided devoted care to Stella during her declining years spent in the Mt. Hope Long Term Care facility. Friends and family 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 Mass at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery along side her first husband. Prayers Tuesday afternoon at 3: 30 o'clock. Donations to a favorite charity would be appreciated.

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DÉNOMMÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
DENOMME, Stella Marie (formerly MASSE, née DUCHARME)
Stella Marie (DUCHARME) DÉNOMMÉ passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2005 just 18 days before her 90th birthday. Predeceased in 1994 by her late husband Gus, and her first husband Clarence MASSÉ in 1951. Predeceased by her sister Mabel McKNIGHT and her brothers Adolph, Francis and Delmar DUCHARME. Stella will be lovingly remembered by her sister Delia BEDARD and brothers Mark and Desmond DUCHARME and their families. Second mother to Leona and Deborah MOORE and family. The children of Gus, Mike, DENOMME and Anne CRONIN, and their families will cherish her memory. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Special thanks are extended by the family to Brian and Barbara MASSÉ who provided devoted care to Stella during her declining years spent in the Mt. Hope Long Term Care facility. Friends and family 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 Mass at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery along side her first husband. Prayers Tuesday afternoon at 3: 30 o'clock. Donations to a favorite charity would be appreciated.

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DÉNOMMÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-29 published
Big man from big family left a big mark
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, Free Press Reporter
He was no football fan. He rarely watched a game.
But every year Tom DÉNOMMÉ held a Super Bowl party -- throwing a huge spread for all of his 16 brothers and sisters, their spouses and kids.
"Tom was all about his family," said DENOMME's younger brother, Pete.
The great big family man died of a heart attack April 20. He was 51.
"He was larger than life and he was the most compassionate man I know," Pete said.
"I know everybody says that when someone they love dies, but it's true."
Sitting down at a table for four at his London Music Club, Pete DÉNOMMÉ was surrounded by reminders of his brother.
Music notes and instruments sketched into the frosted windows "Tom did those." The sign pointing to the club's washroom "Tom did that." The carmel walls in the entrance -- "Tom picked that colour."
But asked to recall favourite memories of his brother, the club owner paused, swallowing hard as he shifted in his seat.
"There's so much to say about him, it's so hard because I know I can't say it all," he said. "I really want people to know who he was."
By all appearances, many in London did.
Hundreds -- more than 1,000 by some estimates -- poured into St. Peter's Basilica last month in a final tribute to DENOMME.
To the downtown community, the 350-pound man was a popular graphic artist responsible for dozens of signs, billboards and murals that colour many establishments.
He made signs for Jim Bob Ray's, the Honest Lawyer and Joe Kool's, but perhaps the most grand is the massive Mural outside Rockwater Brewing Co. at Galleria London.
To art students he taught at Fanshawe College, DÉNOMMÉ was affectionately known as Tommy.
To patrons of the London Music Club, he was known for his booming voice.
"The crowd loved it when he got up on stage," said Pete DENOMME. "We used to do this song Maria, a made-up song with made-up Spanish words."
Since the live music club opened last year, Tom DÉNOMMÉ was its No. 1 customer, said his brother. In fact, he loved the place so much, he set up an art studio upstairs, where he would paint between visits down to the club.
To his daughters, Danielle and Hailey, both in their 20s, Tom was a devoted father -- a single father for the last 17 years who would drop everything else to come to their aid.
To his brothers and sisters, he was one of the middle children, one who could be counted on to bring humour to most situations.
While planted firmly in the middle of 17 children -- the eldest being 11 years older than him and the youngest being 12 years younger -- Tom DÉNOMMÉ was the first to die.
While his death has left his family shocked and sorrowful, news of it likely hasn't reached his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's.
"Tom was over at mom's more than any of us, he was so upset over (her Alzheimer's.) He said it wasn't fair," Pete DÉNOMMÉ said. "But in the end, the one blessing she had was that she was spared this pain of him dying."
The rest of the family, meanwhile, is struggling to understand, said another brother, Joe DENOMME.
"It's a real emptiness."

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-29 published
Big man from big family left a big mark
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, Free Press Reporter
He was no football fan. He rarely watched a game.
But every year Tom DÉNOMMÉ held a Super Bowl party -- throwing a huge spread for all of his 16 brothers and sisters, their spouses and kids.
"Tom was all about his family," said DENOMME's younger brother, Pete.
The great big family man died of a heart attack April 20. He was 51.
"He was larger than life and he was the most compassionate man I know," Pete said.
"I know everybody says that when someone they love dies, but it's true."
Sitting down at a table for four at his London Music Club, Pete DÉNOMMÉ was surrounded by reminders of his brother.
Music notes and instruments sketched into the frosted windows "Tom did those." The sign pointing to the club's washroom "Tom did that." The carmel walls in the entrance -- "Tom picked that colour."
But asked to recall favourite memories of his brother, the club owner paused, swallowing hard as he shifted in his seat.
"There's so much to say about him, it's so hard because I know I can't say it all," he said. "I really want people to know who he was."
By all appearances, many in London did.
Hundreds -- more than 1,000 by some estimates -- poured into St. Peter's Basilica last month in a final tribute to DENOMME.
To the downtown community, the 350-pound man was a popular graphic artist responsible for dozens of signs, billboards and murals that colour many establishments.
He made signs for Jim Bob Ray's, the Honest Lawyer and Joe Kool's, but perhaps the most grand is the massive Mural outside Rockwater Brewing Co. at Galleria London.
To art students he taught at Fanshawe College, DÉNOMMÉ was affectionately known as Tommy.
To patrons of the London Music Club, he was known for his booming voice.
"The crowd loved it when he got up on stage," said Pete DENOMME. "We used to do this song Maria, a made-up song with made-up Spanish words."
Since the live music club opened last year, Tom DÉNOMMÉ was its No. 1 customer, said his brother. In fact, he loved the place so much, he set up an art studio upstairs, where he would paint between visits down to the club.
To his daughters, Danielle and Hailey, both in their 20s, Tom was a devoted father -- a single father for the last 17 years who would drop everything else to come to their aid.
To his brothers and sisters, he was one of the middle children, one who could be counted on to bring humour to most situations.
While planted firmly in the middle of 17 children -- the eldest being 11 years older than him and the youngest being 12 years younger -- Tom DÉNOMMÉ was the first to die.
While his death has left his family shocked and sorrowful, news of it likely hasn't reached his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's.
"Tom was over at mom's more than any of us, he was so upset over (her Alzheimer's.) He said it wasn't fair," Pete DÉNOMMÉ said. "But in the end, the one blessing she had was that she was spared this pain of him dying."
The rest of the family, meanwhile, is struggling to understand, said another brother, Joe DENOMME.
"It's a real emptiness."

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-10 published
DENOMME, Adeline Marie (née OVERHOLT)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, Adeline Marie (OVERHOLT) DENOMME, of Exeter, formerly Zurich, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Anthony M. DÉNOMMÉ (2003.) Dearly loved mother of Bernie and Annette DÉNOMMÉ of Exeter, Evelyn and Pat REGIER of R.R.#3 Zurich, Beatie and Michael RAU of Dashwood, Elaine and George KELLER of Exeter, Larry and Debbie DÉNOMMÉ of R.R.#2 Zurich and Judy and Gerard GRENIER of Exeter. Loving grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 33 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marcella OVERHOLT, Mary OVERHOLT, Dennis and Roseanne OVERHOLT, Leo and Bridget OVERHOLT, Annette OVERHOLT, Yvonne OVERHOLT, Alma and Lennis REGIER, Linda and Phil REGIER and Adeline DENOMY. Predeceased by her parents Melvin and Beatrice (DENOMME) OVERHOLT, one grand_son in infancy, 6 brothers Maxime, Arnold, Edsel, George, Anthony and Phillip and one sister Gladys BEDARD and her husband Clair. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Sunday from 2-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, St. Joseph on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Fr. Francis THEKKUMKATTIL Celebrant. Catholic Women's League prayers will be said at the funeral home on Sunday at 3 p.m. and Parish prayers at 7: 30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Town and Country Homemakers or South Huron Hospital. Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Adeline DENOMME.

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DÉNOMMÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-10 published
DENOMME, Adeline Marie (née OVERHOLT)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, Adeline Marie (OVERHOLT) DENOMME, of Exeter, formerly Zurich, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Anthony M. DÉNOMMÉ (2003.) Dearly loved mother of Bernie and Annette DÉNOMMÉ of Exeter, Evelyn and Pat REGIER of R.R.#3 Zurich, Beatie and Michael RAU of Dashwood, Elaine and George KELLER of Exeter, Larry and Debbie DÉNOMMÉ of R.R.#2 Zurich and Judy and Gerard GRENIER of Exeter. Loving grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 33 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marcella OVERHOLT, Mary OVERHOLT, Dennis and Roseanne OVERHOLT, Leo and Bridget OVERHOLT, Annette OVERHOLT, Yvonne OVERHOLT, Alma and Lennis REGIER, Linda and Phil REGIER and Adeline DENOMY. Predeceased by her parents Melvin and Beatrice (DENOMME) OVERHOLT, one grand_son in infancy, 6 brothers Maxime, Arnold, Edsel, George, Anthony and Phillip and one sister Gladys BEDARD and her husband Clair. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Sunday from 2-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, St. Joseph on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Fr. Francis THEKKUMKATTIL Celebrant. Catholic Women's League prayers will be said at the funeral home on Sunday at 3 p.m. and Parish prayers at 7: 30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Town and Country Homemakers or South Huron Hospital. Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Adeline DENOMME.

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-28 published
DENOMME, Ronald Maxime
At his residence on Sunday, June 26, 2005, Ronald Maxime DENOMME, age 53 of Bluepoint, Forest. Much loved father, stepfather, and best friend of Renee PERRY, Jeff DENOMME, Rhonda and Glenn BAXTER, Tanya and Eric KELCH, Tara and Brad CRERAR and Tabi HAROLD. Loving Poppy to Jessica, Daniel, Colin, Andrew, Emily and Owen. Dear son of Jerome DÉNOMMÉ and the late Marie. Survived by sister and brothers, Marlene (George) HARVEY, Jim (Maureen) DENOMME, Ken DENOMME, Dennis DENOMME, and the late Lennis (Betty) DENOMME. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005 please contact Smith Funeral Home (519) 542-5541 to confirm time and location. Sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent on line to www.smithfuneralhome.ca Ron will be missed by many loyal Friends.

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DÉNOMMÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-28 published
DENOMME, Ronald Maxime
At his residence on Sunday, June 26, 2005, Ronald Maxime DENOMME, age 53 of Bluepoint, Forest. Much loved father, stepfather, and best friend of Renee PERRY, Jeff DENOMME, Rhonda and Glenn BAXTER, Tanya and Eric KELCH, Tara and Brad CRERAR and Tabi HAROLD. Loving Poppy to Jessica, Daniel, Colin, Andrew, Emily and Owen. Dear son of Jerome DÉNOMMÉ and the late Marie. Survived by sister and brothers, Marlene (George) HARVEY, Jim (Maureen) DENOMME, Ken DENOMME, Dennis DENOMME, and the late Lennis (Betty) DENOMME. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005 please contact Smith Funeral Home (519) 542-5541 to confirm time and location. Sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent on line to www.smithfuneralhome.ca Ron will be missed by many loyal Friends.

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
DUCHARME, Maxime " Max"
Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Monday July 11, 2005 Maxime "Max" DUCHARME, of Zurich, age 86. Beloved husband of Margaret (ROWLAND) DUCHARME. Loved father and father-in-law of Ann and Jim FINLAY of Dashwood, Evelyn and Peter JEFFREY of R.R.#2 Zurich, Rose and Keith BRITTAIN of Exeter, Doreen and Gary McLINCHEY of Parkhill, Phyllis SNOW of Strathroy, Marjorie and Ronald OVERHOLT of R.R.#2 Zurich, Gerard and Mary DUCHARME of R.R.#1 Denfield. Dear grandpa of 20 grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Rita BEDARD and her husband Emery of Goderich and brother-in-law of Gerald ROWLAND, Noah and Delores ROWLAND, all of London, Philomène WERNHAM of Holland Landing. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by parents Oscar and Celina (DENOMME) DUCHARME, brothers Paul, Urban, Regis and Dominic "Bob," sisters Lillian MARTINDALE, Vennette HARTMAN and Dorothy BURLEY. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parish Prayers at the Funeral Home Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Zurich, Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Francis THEKKUMKATTIL, C.S.T. Celebrant. Interment St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-02 published
CORRIVEAU, Meryl (née GELINAS)
At Chatham Kent General Hospital, on Friday, September 30, 2005, Meryl (GELINAS) CORRIVEAU, of Chez Nous Lodge, Stoney Point and formerly of Dashwood, in her 98th year. She is predeceased by her husband Dennis CORRIVEAU (1982.) She will be sadly missed by her children Harvey and his wife Barbara, London, Louis and his wife Eleanor, Saint Marys, Wilfred and his wife Rosemary, Kitchener, Father John, O.F.M., Cap. of the Capuchin Curia in Rome, Italy, Madeline and her husband Dan KELLY, London and Theresa McLEOD of Lighthouse Cove. She leaves 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters Joan McCANN and Yvonne DIETRICH, 4 sisters-in-law Marie GELINAS, Marie GELINAS, Joan CORRIVEAU and Leona CORRIVEAU. Predeceased by her infant son Peter, granddaughter Lisa CORRIVEAU, son-in-law Barry McLEOD and her parents Joseph and Mary (DENOMME) GELINAS, her brothers Harvey, Claude, Mozart and Arthur and her sisters Madeline, Pheobe and Grace. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Zurich. Fr. John CORRIVEAU, O.F.M. Cap and Fr. Francis THEKKUMKATTIL celebrants. Interment St. Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Joseph. Catholic Women's League prayers will be said at 3 p.m. and Parish prayers at 8: 30 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers Meryl asked that you consider donations to the Capuchin Scholarship Bursary Fund. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Meryl CORRIVEAU.

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DENOMME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-19 published
PICKERING, Evelyn Leona (née SHANK)
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Friday, November 18, 2005, Evelyn Leona (SHANK) PICKERING, 75, of R.R.#3, Dashwood. Beloved wife of the late Ross Edmund PICKERING (2003.) Loved mother and mother-in-law of Stanley PICKERING of London, Mike and Jo Anne PICKERING of R.R.#3, Dashwood, Susan GUENTHER of Brechin, Nancy and Randy REGIER of R.R.#3, Zurich, Jane and Dale KERSLAKE of Sarnia. Loving grandma of Chad and Cecile, Angela and Rene, Rebecca, Pamela and Jesse; Ben and Katie, Sean; Nicholas and Pam, Meghan and Jason; Courtney and Sydney. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ada DIETRICH of Grand Bend, Ellen SMITHERS of R.R.#2, Zurich, Eva TAILOR/TAYLOR of London, Lawrence SCOTT of R.R.#2, Dashwood, Rena and Orville TRUEMNER of R.R.#3, Parkhill, Grace and Valere DENOMME of Arva, Marilyn and Willis ROCK of R.R.#3, Parkhill, Betty and William COECK of London, Ken PICKERING of R.R.#2, Dashwood, Cathy PICKERING of London, Leonard and Judith PICKERING of London, Karen PICKERING of Ingersoll, Marilyn PICKERING of R.R.#2, Dashwood, Bertha PICKERING of Parkhill and Joyce ELDER of London. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd SHANK in infancy, Floyd SHANK (1944,) parents John and Ethel (BLAIR) SHANK, brothers-in-law Roy DIETRICH and Cecil SMITHERS. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Zion United Church, Crediton, Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Zion United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. Evelyn was very active within her Church and community. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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