DOWNHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-28 published
BURGESS, Anne Lawrence (née SLOANE)
Anne Lawrence BURGESS (née SLOANE) lived her life filled with family, Friends and faith. She left it comforted by the same. Anne died peacefully in Stratford in the early hours of January 26, 2005 of lung cancer, ready to join her Saviour, her husband of 50 years William James (Bill) BURGESS (1916-1990,) and her oldest daughter Ruth (1946-1972). Her life will continue to be celebrated by daughters Jean and Beth; son Bruce; sons-in-law Julian and Charles; daughter-in-law Audrey; Maggie, Rob and Julia and grandchildren Taflyn, James and Heather. She will be remembered always for her love and laughter by great-grandchildren Melina and Isabel Faith; Liam and Caelym; as well as brother-in-law Tom and wife Mary and a host of nieces and nephews. Anne felt blessed to have enjoyed a joyful Christmas with her whole family and visits with many Friends and relatives in her last few weeks. Born in 1917, she lived in Toronto, Saskatchewan, Ottawa, Timmins and Stratford. The oldest of three girls, she was predeceased by sisters Helen DOWNHAM and Patricia LUCAS. She spent summers at the family cottage in Honey Harbour and built a Career as a private secretary in broadcasting, advertising and for the Canadian war effort. After World War 2, she and Bill started their family in Timmins, where they lived for 20 years and made forever-cherished Friends. They moved to Stratford in 1964 and built another wonderful life there, filled with bridge clubs, golf clubs, summers at Lake Simcoe and church. Throughout her life, Anne was defined by her unwavering Christian faith. She was a tireless volunteer leader for the Anglican church and stewardship educator. Anne will be remembered most for her endless supply of funny stories about her amazing life adventures. An eternal optimist, she once said she couldn't think of a day when she wasn't happy about something. Special thanks to Friends and caregivers Marg and Gordon REIGER, Dr. Ken HOOK of Tavistock and the palliative care nurses at the Stratford General Hospital. Her funeral will be held on Monday January 31, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. James Anglican Church, 41 Mornington Street, Stratford, Ontario (Rev. Dr. Lorne MITCHELL officiating.) In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to the St. James Anglican Church Memorial Fund, through the W.G. Young funeral home, 430 Huron Street Stratford N5A 5T7, (519) 271-7411.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
GRAY/GREY, Donald L.
Suddenly at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, Donald L. GRAY/GREY of R.R.#4 Alvinston in his 85th year. Born in Brooke Twp. to the late Charles and Marjorie GRAY/GREY. Beloved husband of Mary (DOWNIE) GRAY/GREY. Dear father of Ellen and Pierre MARCHILDON, Judith and John SCHOLZ, John and Deborah GRAY/GREY and Christine GRAY/GREY. Predeceased by one son Ken and grand_son Lewis. Loving grandfather of Sarah, Jane, Anne, Daniel, Claire and Hilary MARCHILDON, Doug, Allan and Beth SCHOLZ, Amy, Bradley and Brendan GRAY/GREY, Corey, Charlie and Christopher GRAY/GREY. Brother of Audrey COBBAN, Edward (Fay) GRAY/GREY and Ruth GRAHAM. Brother-in-law of Robert and Joan DOWNIE, Norma and Edwin PERDUE, Gord and Marie DOWNIE and the late Helen and Lloyd LUKE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral service will be held at Hope United Church, Alvinston on Friday January 28 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Jim BREEN officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hope United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home. (287-2831). Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. (Psalm 85 v12)

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
REID, John
God saw you were getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, "Come to Me."
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands now rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best."
John REID, born in Dutton, Ontario, passed away in London on April 15, 2005 in his 75th year. John is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Myrtle Helen REID (née WHYTOCK.) He will be dearly missed by his four sons and their wives, Rob and Barb REID of Princeton; Scott and Sandy REID of London; Greg and Marianne REID of London; and Chris and Pam REID of London. "Grandpa" will remain in the hearts of his 7 grandchildren, Heather, Liz, Kayla, Jake, Bryce, Allison and Adam. He will also be missed by his siblings, George and Isabel REID, Jeanette HILLS, Mary and Tom DOWNIE, Leonard and Dani REID, and sister-in-law Sandy REID, and his brothers/sisters-in-laws Jim and Joan WHYTOCK, and Muriel and Claire EVERITT. John is predeceased by his parents Clifford and Bella Maria (ENABELLE) REID, his sister Beverly ZOLLER, and brother Jim REID.
John lived a full life, spending most of his working life in the foundry business, with George White and Gudgeon Brothers. He was a member of the Masonic Temple for almost 50 years. John will be remembered for working with his hands and willingly helping others fix and repair things - there wasn't much that he couldn't take apart and put back together. He had a love for being outdoors and took great solace in gardening. John also received much joy from his parrot, Hawkeye. Having battled with lung cancer, John and his family would like to extend a special thanks to all of his caregivers who did so many things to help. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Funeral service will be on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses Canada or Hospice of London would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-23 published
DOWNIE, O. Jean (née JOHNSTON)
Formerly of R.R.#2 Bothwell passed away at the Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Monday, November 21, 2005 at the age of 97. Born in Mosa Twp., daughter of the late William and Maria (TUNKS) JOHNSTON. Beloved wife of the late John T. DOWNIE. Loving mother of Allan and Jean DOWNIE of R.R.#2 Bothwell. Cherished grandmother of David and Pam DOWNIE of R.R.#2 Bothwell, Kathy and John GEERTS of R.R.#5 Watford and Patricia and Mario PICCININ of Kitchener. Great-Grandmother of Peter, Nathan and Drew DOWNIE, Tammy, Beccy and Kristina GEERTS, Maghan, Haley and Michael PICCININ. Predeceased by a sister Rheta and brothers John and Harold JOHNSTON. The DOWNIE Family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Mark HUDSON of Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church, Newbury officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Four Counties Health Services, Newbury or the charity of one's choice. "A tree will be planted in memory of O. Jean DOWNIE in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-12-21 published
SNEYD, Paul Gordon
Suddenly on Thursday, December 15, 2005 in his 51st year. Paul, beloved life partner of Evelyn DOWNIE; loving son of Gordon and Beverley SNEYD and father to Rhiana SNEYD; dear brother of Stephen and Danielle SNEYD, Catherine and Scott MANN, and Sandra SNEYD. Paul will be fondly remembered by Evelyn's family and by his many nieces and nephews. As to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Paul's life will be held at a later date. The family would appreciate donations in Paul's memory to be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Friends may leave condolences on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandmother of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road on Friday, March 4, 2005 time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-06 published
DOWNIE, Ellen
Retired, Ministry of Education, Graduate Guelph University
Peacefully, at the Kingston General Hospital, on Saturday, June 4, 2005 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her parents Matthew and Rebecca DOWNIE, her sister Margaret GOODRICH and her brother John DOWNIE. Lovingly remembered by her nieces Lesley REED (Don,) Elizabeth WHITEHEAD, Marjorie ROBINSON (Carman) and nine great-nieces and nephews and great-great-niece Angela. Memorial Service to be held in the Chapel of the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard at Highway 2), on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. Inurnment Cataraqui Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Sydenham Street United Church or Kingston Community Living would be appreciated by the family. www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
Kay KRITZWISER, Journalist: (1910-2005)
Reporter who started out as a 17-year-old editor of a children's magazine became a fearless feature writer, provocative art critic and 'a kind of Welcome Lady' for The Globe and Mail, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN With files by the late Donn DOWNIE, Friday, December 9, 2005, Page S9
When most women reporters were writing about teas, weddings and the latest in hemlines, Kay KRITZWISER was reporting on immigrants' problems, starving children, battered babies and the status of the working woman. She was among the first women reporters in Canada to compete head-to-head with her male counterparts. The newspapers she worked for were better because of her verve and insight.
"The lady knows how to bat an eyelash, swivel a hip, show off an ankle or arch an eyebrow," the late Richard "Dick" DOYLE said about her in a tribute in which he described her as the "daughter of Cartier, the sister of Givenchy -- the nemesis of Levi Strauss." He went on to deconstruct her devastating brand of seduction and betrayal as an interview technique.
"A rustle of silk announces her arrival, a breathless voice begins the interview, a laugh like Bacall's punctuates the questions. Tiny gasps greet the most mundane of responses to her guileless prodding into the dark recesses of the hapless fellow on the other side of her note pad. How gently she applauds the confession, how sympathetically she receives the acknowledged weakness.... Until the interview appears in print."
Veteran Globe journalist Michael VALPY remembers meeting her in the 1960s. "Kay was an incredibly elegant, warm, sophisticated woman, a female boulevardier with a healthy soupçon of Auntie Mame. She dressed very stylishly. I recall seeing her at events in hat and gloves -- I mean, not decades ago but as a matter of course. She was a rarity in journalism, an intellectual, well-read, an engaging conversationalist. I think of her as sparkling."
None of that famous style belies her success as a fearless feature writer and an engaging and provocative art critic. Art historian David Silcox, now president of Sotheby's Canada, predated Ms. KRITZWISER as an art critic at The Globe. "She was a very, very good reporter, more than a critic, but she was always curious and she loved writing about art and artists. She was somebody who was known and respected and liked by artists, curators and collectors."
Former Globe art critic John Bentley MAYS met her in the newsroom after he was appointed art critic of The Globe in 1980. "I came upon this birdlike lady with sharp clear eyes and a great smile and she said 'I'm Kay KRITZWISER,' he said. "That meant something to me because she was the witness to a generation of Toronto and Canadian artists dominated by Harold Town and the Isaacs Gallery."
She was a great chronicler of that period, he said, as a feature writer who could do wonderful interviews. "She knew the game and the players very well."
Kathleen Alice MULLAN was born in Regina five years after Saskatchewan joined Confederation and while Sir Wilfrid Laurier was prime minister. She was one of seven children of Joseph MULLAN, an Englishman who had served in the Boer War before immigrating to Canada, and his wife Lucy.
Ms. KRITZWISER began writing as a teenager, submitting articles to The Torchbearers Magazine, a supplement designed to encourage young writers that was part of the Regina Leader-Post's Saturday edition. After taking a secretarial course, she worked for an insurance company before being appointed, at the age of 17, the editor of the Leader-Post's young people's magazine.
She became a full-time reporter, but quit in 1933 to marry Harold H. KRITZWISER, a reporter and editorial writer at the paper. He was in his early 40s when he died of a heart attack in 1946, leaving Ms. KRITZWISER with a six-year-old son, David Erik to raise.
She went back to the Leader-Post as an editorial writer and wrote K.M.K.'s column three times a week. It appeared on the editorial page and was "about anything and everything" that caught her fancy, but usually about social and current affairs, according to her son, who is now a freelance writer in Vancouver. She was hired away by The Globe and Mail as a feature writer in 1956.
The late Oakley DALGLEISH was editor of the newspaper at the time, but her real mentor was the late Dick DOYLE, who was the first managing editor of the Weekly, The Globe magazine that began publication on May 4, 1957.
In his memoirs, Hurley-Burly, Mr. DOYLE recalled assigning her to write "the human side" of a big series on immigration. She was "a kind of Welcome Lady who gave special attention to the day-by-day problems of the newcomers and their old Canadian neighbours, the resident White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestants who didn't always know what to expect of the recent arrivals," Mr. DOYLE wrote. He said her major impact came, though, with a series on child welfare, "The One Who Never Grew Up."
Ms. KRITZWISER had a distinctive style that defied the conventional rules of daily journalism. She spurned the "who, what, where, when and how" first paragraph, preferring instead a scene-setter or an anecdote that would get the reader into the story. The essential facts would still be there, but the reader was permitted to swallow them in small gulps while she told her story.
"When Shirley Ann Barnhardt, in the first few weeks of her life, went to live in one of the Sunset cabins on Highway 17, a mile west of the town of Pembroke in Renfrew County, there were still a few stubborn roses blooming among the painted jockeys and ornamental birds in the circular garden," she wrote in a classic example of her style. "The hills of the upper Ottawa Valley were a backdrop for the white frame cabin and not too far away ran the Ottawa River. It promised to be a fine place to put out a baby's pram come the next summer."
She followed up that painterly opening with a zinger of a second paragraph: "When Shirley Ann Barnhardt died on January 27 in the seventh month of her life of malnutrition, dehydration and pneumonia, an icy wind blew in a broken window of the squalid cabin and the rose bushes scraped in the wind above the snow. A dog sniffed at frozen garbage outside the door. Inside, the cold air blowing in from the river could not clear the smell."
In his analysis, Mr. DOYLE wrote that the "poignancy of the scene set the stage for a ruthless examination of society's failure to provide even the flimsiest protection for the helpless."
The subjects of many of Ms. KRITZWISER's stories are still in the headlines today. In 1959, when credit cards were a new and a largely unfamiliar phenomenon, she wrote that they would eventually replace cash. In 1961, she spotted Metro Toronto's urban sprawl and the problems it created for the commuter. She noted, as others are still noting, that commuters are wedded to their cars and will take them to work regardless of parking costs and inconvenience.
Although much of her work appeared in the old Globe magazine, she was frequently assigned to cover Royal tours when they were regarded as big news by Canadian newspapers. She was also often asked to interview visiting celebrities. The list included Edward G. Robinson, Liberace, Cary Grant, Truman Capote, Elvis Presley and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Her byline also appeared on book and movie reviews.
She was best known in the latter part of her career as an art critic, a position for which she had no formal training. When she was offered the job, after The Globe's art critic, Pearl McCARTHY, died in 1965, she said, "I don't know anything about art," according to her son. "Well, you can learn," her son remembers Mr. DOYLE retorting.
She held the post for a decade until she retired in 1975. Turning 65 didn't mean she stopped working. She went to India, China, and South America, either privately or on assignment as a travel writer, for The Globe and other outlets. As well, she wrote extensively about the arts, read widely and kept up with a wide circle of Friends, until illness finally slowed her down in her 90s.
Kay KRITZWISER was born in Regina, Saskatchewan., on February 25, 1910. She died in Toronto yesterday of cancer. She was 95. She leaves her son David and his wife. A memorial service is being planned in Toronto.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
LAMBERT, Davidina " Diane" (October 3, 1922-April 5, 2005)
Passed away at Highbourne Lifecare Centre. Sadly missed by her son Michael, daughter Carole ROWE and her husband Len, her grandchildren David SKAFTASON and Diane TOUTLOFF, great grandchildren Olivia and Paul TOUTLOFF and her dear friend Grace DOWNIE. Many thanks to the staff at Highbourne for their cheerful care during her stay there. Cremation has taken place.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
DOWNIE, Harry Glendinning, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Passed away at home on Sunday, June 19, 2005, in his 80th year. Dear husband of Mary for 55 years, and father of Su (Rob) KIRKNESS, Sandy (Wally) ESCOTT, James DOWNIE, and Janet HAINSWORTH (Troy HAYDEN.) He will be fondly missed by his 11 grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at the Gilbert Maclntyre and son Funeral Home "Hart Chapel", 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Lounge of the funeral home. Donations to a scholarship fund in honour of Harry would be appreciated by the family. Details will be provided at the funeral home. (condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
SHIFF, Vernamay (née HUGHSON) (July 28, 1945-July 28, 2005)
Daughter of the late Alma Woodworth HUGHSON, devoted and loving wife to her late husband Nathan (Ned) SHIFF, appreciated and loved daughter-in-law of the late Morris and Rachel SHIFF. Dearly loved by her aunts Sadie DONOVAN and Doris WOODWORTH, cousins Frank DOWNIE, Jimmy DONOVAN, Debbie AMOS and Alden DONOVAN all of New Brunswick. Greatly missed by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Allan and Helaine SHIFF and Ron and Lucy ROY, and nephews Lorne SHIFF, Mathew ROY and Louis KAPLAN and nieces, Melissa SHIFF and Minette ROY. Verna will be fondly remembered by grand-nieces, Talia, Rachel and grand-nephew, Benjamin. A dear friend to Wendy HOBSON, Adrian CHARLES, Wayne KING, Angie NICHOLS and so many others far and wide. With thanks to Doctors AXLER and MEHARCHAND of the Toronto East General Hospital and Dr. J. SINGH, and the team from Mt. Sinai's Temmy Latner Palliative Care Unit and to all those who provided the kind and caring support for Verna in her last illness. Verna was a champion against injustice and gave support for change. Her favourite projects included Spectrum Mental Health Clinic, 658 Danforth Ave., Ste. 402, Toronto, M4J 5B9; Ve'ahavta, 365 Bloor St. East, Ste. 1705, Toronto, M4W 3L4. A Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 from 6: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. at Verna's home.

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DOWNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
SNEYD, Paul Gordon
Suddenly on Thursday, December 15, 2005, in his 51st year. Paul, beloved life partner of Evelyn DOWNIE; loving son of Gordon and Beverley SNEYD and father to Rhiana SNEYD; dear brother of Stephen and Danielle SNEYD, Catherine and Scott MANN, and Sandra SNEYD. Paul will be fondly remembered by Evelyn's family and by his many nieces and nephews. As to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Paul's life will be held at a later date. The family would appreciate donations in Paul's memory to be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Friends may leave condolences on-line by visiting: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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DOWNING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-07 published
APLIN, Lenore Jessie (née LEMCKE)
At Lee Manor in Owen Sound on Wednesday April 6, 2005. In her 92nd year, Lenore Jessie APLIN (née LEMCKE,) the beloved wife of the late Percy APLIN. The loving mother of Ken and his Wife Norma. The loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Jamie CRANNIE, Krista and husband Mark CAMERON, and Jamie APLIN and his wife JoAnna. Proud great grandmother of Ryan, Marissa, Alexander, and Jagori. Special great grandmother of Kody and Samantha. Dear sister of Alma (Mrs. Jack DOWNING.) Predeceased by her brothers Arthur, Elgin, Dean and Clarence LEMCKE, her sisters Laura (Mrs. Elgin WEAVER), Ethel (Mrs. Wesley BRAY), Elda (Mrs. Stan MALCOLM) and by her parents William LEMCKE and his wife Sarah (née HOATH.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either Lee Manor or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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DOWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-03 published
SMALL, Jan A. (née WEBSTER)
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, December 31, 2004, Jan A. SMALL (née WEBSTER) of Woodstock in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of Randy A. SMALL. Dear mother of Jennifer CORREIA and her husband Steven, Tom ELLIOT/ELLIOTT all of Woodstock, Andrea SMALL and her fiancé Chris NICHOLLS of Alton, Matthew SMALL and Megan SMALL both of Burgessville. Loved daughter of Raymond and Pat WEBSTER and daughter-in-law of Don and Marie SMALL all of Woodstock. Dear sister of Mary DOWNING and her husband Thomas of Woodstock and Don WEBSTER and his wife Sandra of London. Jan is also survived by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and a great nephew. Predeceased by her grandparents Thomas and Pam YOUNG, Henry and Mary Ellen WEBSTER. Jan had been a longtime employee of Commercial Print-Craft for 25 years. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 11: 00 am with Reverend Chris LITTLE officiating. Interment later in the Saint John's Anglican Cemetery, Eastwood. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Innerkip Presbyterian Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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DOWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
BRINE, Gregory Alexander
On Friday, July 15, 2005, a fantastic and ambitious man was taken from us. Gregory Alexander BRINE of London at the age of 41. Devoted husband of Yvonne. Proud father of Alexandra Natasha, Cooper George and Mitchel Karl Julian Schmidt BRINE. son of Beverley DOWNING and the late Alexander SUPRUN (1963.) Loving brother of Jayson (predeceased 1994) (Louise) and children Lindsey (Carlos), Ethan and Mark BRINE, Jamie (Kathy-Jo) and children Timothy and Payton and Shelley (Dan) and son Jackson. Grandson of Mary MARTUL (SUPRUN.) Son-in-law of Gisela SCHMIDT. Also survived by the many relatives in the SUPRUN, DOWNING and BRINE families. Greg and his family were very proud that he recently graduated from The Ivey School of Business with his M.B.A. The family will receive Friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Greg are asked to consider a trust fund to be set up for Greg and Yvonne's children. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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DOWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-28 published
KERR, Lloyd
It is with great sorrow that the family of Lloyd KERR announce his passing on July 27, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer. Lloyd was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan in 1995. He will be sadly missed by his children Bonnie and David BURRELL, Randy and Val KERR, Chris and Harold RANK, Bill KERR, Tracy and Janice KERR, all of Dorchester and by his grandchildren Jennifer and Joe JOHNSTON, Stacey and Matt DOWNING, Nick and Jordan RANK, Shawna and Jessica KERR and Brody and Brittany KERR as well as his great grandchildren Grace and Abbey DOWNING and Leaha JOHNSTON. Predeceased by his parents Ann and Bill KERR, infant son Michael, his sister Pearl COOK, brothers John and Bill KERR, and cousin Bertie ROBINSON, Lloyd will be remembered by many extended family members and Friends.
Lloyd spent his entire business career with Wolverine Tube retiring after 48 years in 1993, as President and Chief Executive Officer. During those years, as he rose through various positions, he made it a priority to know every employee and to greet each one by name. Lloyd also served as president of the Purchasing Agents Association and the Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association as well as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating and the London Industrial Development Board. This self-made man truly left his mark in the business world. Lloyd's leisure passions were golf, baseball and hockey. He also enjoyed a game of gin with his buddies at Tony's or the company of his poker buddies, in Florida. In his younger years, he coached the Wolverine Tube hockey team in the Industrial Hockey League. Later on, he sponsored the Lloyd's Boys championship slo-pitch team and hockey team as well as minor sports in Dorchester. Whenever possible, he was in the stands cheering them on. When he wasn't out golfing himself, he was watching it on T.V. or cheering on the Blue Jays or the Maple Leafs. The family will greet Friends at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel for visitation on Friday July 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a celebration of Lloyd's life will be held on Saturday, July 30th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Victorian Order of Nurses or the charity of your choice. There will be a memory box on display for any favorite memories or acknowledgements that you may want to share.
Dad, they say it's not what you take when you leave, it's what you leave behind. You have left a close and devoted family who will miss you dearly. Give Mom a hug for us.

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DOWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-16 published
HARTNETT, Vera Lorene (DOWNING)
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock, on Thursday, December 15, 2005, Vera Lorene (DOWNING) HARTNETT, of Mt. Elgin, in her 90th year. Wife of the late James Herbert (Jim) HARTNETT (1985.) Dear mother of Lawrence and his wife Penny of Sarnia, Brian and his wife Rose of Woodstock, Leigh of Woodstock and Ronald and his wife Joanne of Arnprior. Dear sister of Alfred Eric DOWNING of Toronto. Also survived by seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Vera was a long time organist at Mt. Elgin United Church and a member of the United Church Women of Mt. Elgin. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON of Mt. Elgin United Church officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment later Mt. Elgin Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Mt. Elgin United Church would be appreciated.

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DOWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-17 published
CHILVERS, Violet (née DOWNING)
Suddenly at her home on Sunday, March 13, 2005. Loved mother of Jean SUTHERLAND and her partner Gary CASKENNETTE, Richard and his wife Barbara and Joan BECKETT and her husband John. Dear sister of the late William, Sydney, Joseph, Arthur, Frederick and Grace LUNDY. Loving grandmother of Joanie HARPER, Jennifer ROGERS and her husband Mike, Johnathan CHILVERS and Samantha CHILVERS and great-grandmother of Matthew ROGERS. Fondly remembered by the Cleveland family. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Immeasurably missed by all. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 2nd 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church (3200 Bayview Ave., north of Finch). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke's would be appreciated.

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DOWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
CHILVERS, Violet (née DOWNING)
Suddenly, at her home, on Sunday, March 13, 2005. Loved mother of Jean SUTHERLAND and her partner Gary CASKENNETTE, Richard and his wife Barbara, and Joan BECKETT and her husband John. Dear sister of the late William, Sydney, Joseph, Arthur, Frederick, and Grace LUNDY. Loving grandmother of Joanie HARPER, Jennifer ROGERS and her husband Mike, Johnathan CHILVERS, and Samantha CHILVERS, and great-grandmother of Matthew ROGERS. Fondly remembered by the Cleveland family. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Immeasurably missed by all. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church (3200 Bayview Ave., north of Finch). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke's would be appreciated.

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DOWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-04 published
DOWNING, Keith Reginald
Peacefully at home where he wanted to be on Friday, April 1, 2005. Keith of Tweed in his 59th year. son of Thelma and the late Reginald DOWNING. Husband of Katherine. Father of Sherri and Kelly. Grandfather of Isaac. Survived by his loving brothers and sisters. The family will receive Friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, Ontario on Wednesday, April 6 from 12 noon until 1: 00 p.m. where Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tweed Food Bank would be appreciated.

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DOWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-24 published
CRAIG, John Wakefield
Peacefully, at the Coleman Care Centre in Barrie, with his daughter by his side, on Wednesday, June 22, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Madeleine DOWNING. Dear father of Linda SAUNDERSON. Loving brother of Elizabeth NORMAN, brother-in-law of Audrey SPARLING and Reg JENKINS. John was predeceased by his sister Ann JENKINS and brothers Andrew and David CRAIG. He will be sadly missed by his nieces Kathleen MICUCCI, Patricia TRUBECKI, nephew Roger JENKINS, and great-uncle to Kathy MICUCCI, Paul MICUCCI, Robert TRUBECKI and Joshua, Parker, David and Jacob. Friends will be received at the Eglinton Chapel of McDougall and Brown, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West, on Friday, June 24, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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DOWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-14 published
DOWNING, Mary Gertrude
Peacefully in her sleep at Bethany Lodge West on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in her 87th year. Dear sister of George (Eileen) and predeceased by her sister Vera and brother John (Evelyn). Mary will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethany Lodge would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Bethany Lodge for your care and kindness.

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DOWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
JOHNSON, Tom
(Long time C.I.B.C. employee) Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Monday, October 24th, 2005. Loving husband of Marion. Caring father of Leslie (Scott) DOWNING and Stacey. Tom will be fondly remembered by his brother Gordon, Barbara, Louise, Stephen and their families. Friends may visit at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, October 27th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, October 28th at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DOWNS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-20 published
DOWNS, Johnny
Of London and Port Stanley, at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, February 19th, 2005, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of 60 years to Dorothy (née BEARCHILL.) Beloved father of Tom (Bonnie) of New Hampshire, and Jayne (Bill) of Port Stanley. Loving Pop of Andrew DOWNS, Allyson DOWNS, Scott (Kristen) WEST, Andrew (Karen) WEST, and great-grandpa of Davis WEST. Brother of Bobby (Brenda) DOWNS, Helen (Ben) BENNINGTON and the late Kay TAILOR/TAYLOR, Ruth JEFFERY and Don DOWNS. Also survived by his sister-in-law Alice (Norm) AYRE as well as many nieces and nephews.
Johnny was the former owner of the Latin Quarter Restaurant and leader of the Johnny Downs Orchestra. Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00 - 4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the memorial service will be conducted on Monday, February 21st, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital-Palliative Care. Special thanks for the love and care given by the staf f of Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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DOWNS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
DOWNS filled life with music
The musician, who died Saturday, built the local music scene.
By Peter GEIGEN- MILLER, Free Press Reporter
Band leader, owner of a popular restaurant, recording company entrepreneur. Johnny DOWNS made his mark on London in many ways but probably will best be remembered as leader of the Johnny Downs Orchestra, a band that played sweet sounds for decades of dancers.
DOWNS died Saturday at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. He was 83.
"It was a privilege playing with Johnny," says Londoner George LANGFORD, a trumpet player.
LANGFORD has fond memories of playing with the DOWNS orchestra for several years.
One of their venues was the downtown Holiday Inn, now the Hilton London.
"We'd go into the ballroom and set up and start blowing," he remembers. "It was fun. Music is so much fun."
DOWNS started out playing the violin but switched to the saxophone in the 1930s.
Soon he had formed his own band and at age 17 he and his group landed a summer gig at the Kincardine Pavilion.
The band, billed as Canada's leading college band, played on campuses and at such big-time dance pavilions as the Summer Garden in Port Dover, Wonderland Gardens in London and the legendary Stork Club in Port Stanley.
LANGFORD remembers being a bit nervous about playing with DOWNS.
"When you're playing with a good brass section, you have to be right on, note for note. I'd stand up and take the odd solo. I just had a great time."
LANGFORD says DOWNS had great style as a band leader. "He was very smooth at the microphone."
Another claim to fame for DOWNS was his Latin Quarter restaurant, on what was then Maple Street, now part of Dufferin Avenue.
DOWNS ran the popular eatery and watering hole with his wife, Dorothy, for nearly 40 years. It closed in 1990 and the building was demolished.
The place attracted legions of loyal customers, an eclectic crowd that included university students, lawyers, the theatre crowd and musicians.
And DOWNS had running a restaurant down to an art, said singer-songwriter Mike MULHERN, who worked at the Latin Quarter for a short time in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
"It was a great place to work at the time because he was such a well respected musican and he would give you a lot of tips," said MULHERN. "And he had the whole night planned out for his diners...."
The first hour, bands were expected to play softly, without inciting patrons into applause -- which would interrupt their dinner.
As the night went on, bands would pick up the tempo to entice diners to stick around for dancing and drinks. By closing time, the place would be hopping with lively music, said MULHERN.
"It was very interesting and a helpful place to be," he said. "The Latin Quarter was pretty much the top of the game."
One attraction was the yard of ale, a tall glass of brew. Downing one was an initiation rite.
Downing one in a single sitting earned customers a commemorative card.
DOWNS also helped make London the headquarters for Capitol Records Canada.
Starting in 1949, the fabled label's recordings were manufactured in London, with DOWNS handling cross-Canada sales. The plant produced five million discs before the operation moved to Toronto in 1954.
DOWNS is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy, son Tom of New Hampshire and daughter, Jayne, of Port Stanley.
A memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd.

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DOWNS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-06 published
AYRE, Norman Frederick
Norman Frederick AYRE passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Thursday, May 5th, 2005, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of 58 years to Alice (BEARCHILL.) Loving father of Joan of Peterborough and John (Sue) of Simcoe. Loved by his 4 grandchildren, Katie, Thomas, Alissa, and Merridyth. Also survived by 2 brothers, Wilbur (Margaret) and Lionel (Elva,) sister-in-law, Dorothy DOWNS and brother-in-law, Bill PRENTICE. Predeceased by his sister, Beth PRENTICE. Norman served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2. He spent his working years in Toronto in the fine paper industry with Hilroy and Canada Envelope. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks North of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 7th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Norman are asked to consider the Veteran Care and Comfort Fund at Parkwood Hospital. A special thank you to the nurses on 5B West at Parkwood Hospital.

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DOWNS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-26 published
DOWNS, Elmer
Darling: It is one year since you left us October 26, 2004 it has been a sad year for me, I miss you very much, you were a most wonderful man, so kind and thoughtful and a good sense of humour you had a smile for everyone. You are in my thoughts every day and a lot of beautiful memories. We had a good six years together Honey. God Bless you in Heaven loved and sadly missed by your loving companion Stuart and her son George.

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DOWNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
McLEAN, Donald Norman, CLU, Ch.F.C. (1938-2005)
Retired, Manulife Financial Formerly of Georgetown. Unexpectedly in Kingston, while walking his dog Kola, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005. Much loved husband of Janet. Cherished Daddy of Jennifer PIRIE (Neil) of Georgetown, Andrea McLean DOWNS (Peter) of Acton and Gary McLEAN of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Proud Papa of Letitia, Cameron, Charlotte, Victoria, Emma, Caleb and Brodie. Dear son of Frances McLEAN of lslington and the late Norman McLEAN. Loving brother of Sharon TRUSLER (Murray) of Moose Factory, Ontario. Also fondly remembered by his aunts Lillian and Nellie, as well as his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Friends may visit at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston, on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, February 5, 2005 for service in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m., with Deacon Robert McDONALD officiating. Cremation with a private inurnment in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. James Reid Cataraqui Chapel Kingston, 613-544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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DOWNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-08 published
DOWNS, Gladys May
Peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 at the Bennett Health Care Centre. Gladys DOWNS, in her 85th year. Loving wife of the late Milton DOWNS. Beloved sister of Hilda CALL. Dear mother of Warren and his wife Josie, Garry, Stephen and his wife Nora, Pat and her husband René. Loving stepmother of Gina and her husband Bud. Gramma DOWNS will be sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren and her many great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Saturday, April 9th from 1: 00 p.m. until time of service at 2: 00 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow. In memory, contributions can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For further information or to send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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DOWNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
LASTUCK, Brian A. (April 4, 1974-May 28, 2005)
Brian A. LASTUCK, age 31, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Saturday morning, May 28, 2005. Brian was born April 4, 1974 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, a son of Leonard and Lucy KISKO) LASTUCK. He moved to Granger, Indiana with his family in 1985 later living in Mishawaka, Indiana, Fort Myers, Florida and most recently in Indianapolis. Brian graduated from Penn-Harris-Madison High School. He was attending Purdue University in Indianapolis, working toward his degree in engineering. Brian was in sales with his family's business, Frame Specialties. He loved playing hockey and was a devoted fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brian was also a fan of the Miami Hurricanes. A pastime he enjoyed was golfing. Brian's surviving family includes his parents, Leonard and Lucy LASTUCK of Mishawaka; a grandmother, Lottie LASTUCK of Toronto, Ontario; his sisters and brother, Kimberley LASTUCK of Mississauga, Ontario, Kevin (Debra) LASTUCK of South Bend, Indiana and Susanne LASTUCK of Mishawaka; his girlfriend, Kelly DOWNS of Indianapolis; a niece, Katlyn LASTUCK; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. His black cat named "Puck" was also a special buddy of Brian's. Friends may spend time with Brian's family from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday in Thallemer, Goethals and Wells Funeral Home, 503 West Third Street, Mishawaka. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka with Reverend Robert Yast officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available in the funeral home.

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DOWNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-01 published
DOWNS, Alice (née SHORTALL)
Peacefully, at Highbourne Lifecare Centre, on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Alice DOWNS (née SHORTALL,) dearly beloved wife of the late Thomas Leo DOWNS. Predeceased by her sisters Loretto O'NEIL, Olive SHORTALL, Monica PARK, and Josephine CUNNINGHAM. Dear sister-in-law of Frank DOWNS, and aunt of Elizabeth COUGHLIN, Michael PARK, John PARK, and Gail REIDER. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Thursday 12 noon until Service time in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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DOWNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
GAYTON, Nancy Doris (née TALBOYS)
Passed away peacefully at the Haliburton Hospital on Sunday, October 23, 2005, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of John and his wife Catherine of Toronto, Daisy and her husband Ray DOWNS of Minden. Loving grandmother of Jeremy, Sean, Tricia (Colin), Cheryl and great-grandmother of Tiffany, David, Eliesha and Maxine. Dear sister of Doreen, Joy, Daisy, Elsie and Janet. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends are invited to visit the family at the GordonA. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, Minden, 1-888-588-5777 or online at www.gordonmonkfuneralhome.com on Tuesday from 4: 00-8:00 p.m. Then to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Minden for Funeral Service on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or to the St. Paul's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.

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DOWNWARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
WRIGHT, William John " Bill"
(World War 2 Vet) Passed away peacefully in his sleep after a short illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on January 14, 2005. Much loved husband of Jean and of the late Martha Helen. Adored father of Judith and Gary DENYER, Howie and Lyn WRIGHT, Lynne and Larry HAWKE, Karen and Randy PARRISH, Glenn and Betty WRIGHT, Cathy WRIGHT and Michelle and Jim KELLY. Brother to Audrey and Clint DOWNWARD, and Bob and Kay WRIGHT. Loving grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 4. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St E., Oshawa on Wednesday, January 19 at 2: 00 p.m. Areception will follow. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DOWSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-16 published
DOWSE, Evelyn
Peacefully on March 10, 2005, in her 85th year. Beloved mother of Graham, Kenneth and Susan. Loving grandmother to Kaaren, Gavin, Gareth and Jennifer. Loving great-grandmother to Jessica, Keith, Lianne, Bronte, Nicole and Raelin. Great-great-grandmother to Anna. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Thursday, March 17 from 5-6 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DOWSHENKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
DOWSHENKO, Lili
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre. Beloved wife of the late Victor. Loving mother of Charlie and his fiancée Carol and Leanora (Kooka) and her husband Frank SEDORE. Dearest grandmother of Peter, Victoria and Chadwick, and great-grandmother of Paige (Pepsi). Also survived by many close relatives. Friends may call at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. With Panachida at 8 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 12 Noon. Interment York Cemetery.

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DOWSLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-17 published
HASEN, Lois Aileen (DOWSLEY)
Peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 at Longworth Long Term Care, after several years with Alzheimer's Disease. Beloved wife and companion to Bob HASEN for 56 wonderful years. Loving mother of Steven HASEN of London, Greg HASEN (Debbie) of Windsor, Laurel-Ann HARDIE (Jim) of London and Glenn HASEN (Lisa) of San Francisco. Lois will be greatly missed by her sisters Doris CRONIN (Jack) of Aurora and Theresa NOURRY (Raymond) of Kingston. Predeceased by sister Alice BARDGETT and brother Bill DOWSLEY. Cherished grandmother to Lindsay, Julie and Kelly HASEN and Leigh and Scott HARDIE. Lois was born on March 24, 1927 in Toronto, Ontario. Lois loved theatre and was actively involved in Toronto with the St. Anthony's Young Peoples' Theatre. There she met her future husband, Bob. They were married in Toronto in 1949 and settled in London in 1958, where Bob was employed with 3M Canada. Lois had a very active life including memberships in the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (Dr. Saunders Chapter), London Curling Club and Greenhills Golf and Country Club. Lois followed her love of knowledge to U.W.O., where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Longworth Long Term Care, where Lois lived for almost three years. We will never forget the love and kindness shown to her, especially from the Lily neighbourhood and staff. We would also like to thank Dr. Dana WINTERBURN for her care and kindness. Visitors will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers being held at 7: 00 p.m. Friday evening. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Saturday, November 19th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Lois' memory are asked to consider The Alzheimer Society of London.

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DOWSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
DINENO, Ida
Suddenly on Monday, April 4, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site. Predeceased by her loving husband Louis. Loving mother of Merilou PULLEN and Paul and his wife Dena EAMES. Cherished grandma of Vanessa and her husband, Brent MOONEY, Isaac PULLEN and Donna DRURY. Survived by her sisters, Mary FELICE, Yola TOMPKINSON and predeceased by her siblings, Frank CECARELLI, Rose MONTEMURRO, Sam CECARELLI, Dolly INGLES, Louise DOWSLEY and Barbara CASTELLARIN. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (W. of Royal York Rd.), on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

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DOWSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
FELICE, Mary (née CICCERALLO)
Peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2005. Mary, in her 94th year, wife of the late Frank FELICE. Dear sister of Yola TOMPKINSON, and predeceased by Frank CICCERALLO, Rose MONTEMURRO, Sam CICCERALLO, Ida DINENO, Dolly INGLES, Louise DOWSLEY, and Barbara CASTELLARIN. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 14, at 9: 15 a.m., from St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3224 Dundas St. West. Cremation. If desired, donations may be made to Villa Charities, or to the charity of your choice.

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DOWSLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
FELDBERG- DOWSLING, Susan (née FELDBERG)
Peacefully at home, on May 9, 2005. Susan, beloved wife of Charles. Dear mother of Madisson and Blake. Daughter of Lil and the late Marty FELDBERG. Susan is survived by brothers Michael (Pam,) Brian (Julie,) and sister Pearlene (Gordon HALFIN.) A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community 4 Section. Shiva to be observed at 23 Pining Rd., Thornhill, morning services 7: 15 a.m., evening services 8:15 p.m. Donations may be made to Sunnybrook Cancer Foundation 416-480-6100.

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DOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-02 published
HEWSON, Iva Pearl
At her residence on Saturday, April 30, 2005. Iva Pearl HEWSON of Terrace Lodge Aylmer in her 74th year. Born in Saint Thomas on January 31, 1932 daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret (FLUMMERFELT) HEWSON. Iva was a lifelong resident of the Aylmer Area and a member of the Aylmer Evangelical Missionary Church. Dear sister to Martin HEWSON and wife Joan of Parry Sound and Gladys SIMPSON of Saint Thomas. She will be sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews including Bill DOWSON and wife Bonnie of Eden. Great Aunt to Aaron DOWSON and wife Michelle R.R.#6, Alymer, Auralee MAJOR and husband Doug of Aylmer and greatgreat aunt to Wylie, Dalton, Riley and Justis. Predeceased by a sister Muriel DOWSON, brothers Harold and Archie HEWSON. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday from 7-9 p.m. A public memorial service will be held at the Aylmer Evangelical Missionary Church (Rodgers Rd. at Talbot St. W.) on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment of ashes will follow at the Orwell Cemetery. Donations to the Terrace Lodge Aux. would be appreciated.

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DOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-05 published
WOERMKE, Lawrence Joseph
Dorothy Christine of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 59th year. Beloved wife of Lawrence Joseph WOERMKE and dearly loved mother of Dorothy and her husband Jack STEVEN, Laura and her husband Jim COBURN and Kathleen WOERMKE, all of Saint Thomas and Michelle and her husband Aaron DOWSON of Aylmer. Loved grandmother of Emmi, Carter, Wylie, Cooper, Dalton, Matthew and Amie. Dear sister of Cynthia GRAYLEY and Sylvia KING, both of Saint Thomas and Leslie KING of London. Sadly missed by a number of step-brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born in Straffordville on February 7, 1947, the daughter of the late Leslie and Dorothy KING. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 12: 00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Breast Cancer Research.

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DOWZANSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
MERHAR, Maria (née TROST)
Born December 1, 1922, died peacefully September 26, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Maria, in her 83rd year, beloved wife of Louis for 51 years. Loving mother of Sonia and her husband Bob DOWZANSKY, Daniel and Elaine, Willy and Lori, Vivian and her husband Bill WIGGINS and Robert and his wife Kenedene. Predeceased by her two daughters Diane and Mary. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Tania, Nicole, Rachel, Daniel, Amelia, Kylie, Robert, Matthew, Darryl, Kara, Nathaniel and Christopher. Great-grandmother to Braedyn. Survived by brother Ciril TROST and his wife Milly and their children Rosemary, John, Paul and their families. Sister-in-law to aunt Ivanka ZAKRAJSEK and family: Joseph, Roman and Eddie. Devoted employee of G.E. Canada for over 30 years and proud member of St. Cecilia's Parish. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (1 block east of Runnymede) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Parish (161 Annette Street, west of Keele). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery (Yonge and Highway 7). For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Cecilia's Parish.

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DOWZANSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-29 published
MERHAR, Maria (née TROST)
Born December 1, 1922, died peacefully September 26, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Maria, in her 83rd year, beloved wife of Louis for 51 years. Loving mother of Sonia and her husband Bob DOWZANSKY, Daniel and Elaine, Willy and Lori, Vivian and her husband Bill WIGGINS and Robert and his wife Kenedene. Predeceased by her two daughters Diane and Mary. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Tania, Nicole, Rachel, Daniel, Amelia, Kylie, Robert, Matthew, Darryl, Kara, Nathaniel and Christopher. Great-grandmother to Braedyn. Survived by brother Ciril TROST and his wife Milly and their children Rosemary, John, Paul and their families. Sister-in-law to aunt Ivanka ZAKRAJSEK and family: Joseph, Roman and Eddie. Devoted employee of G.E. Canada for over 30 years and proud member of St. Cecilia's Parish. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (1 block east of Runnymede) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Parish (161 Annette Street, west of Keele). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery (Yonge and Highway 7). For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Cecilia's Parish.

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