DURNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
CURCIO, Anthonina " Nina"
At Marian Villa Retirement Home, on Sunday, May 22, 2005, Anthonina (Nina) CURCIO, in her 75th year. Dear mother of John CURCIO, Nanette and Maureen Fortner and her husband Dave. Dear grandmother of Cara, Laura, Derek, Michael, Amber, Garrett and John and greatgrandmother of many. Dear sister of Mary DURNING and her husband Patrick and Reverend Joseph CURCIO, S.F.M. Predeceased by her sister Lucy BATTALGIA and her brother Sam CURCIO. Dear friend of Paul LEFEBVRE. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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DURNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-25 published
CURCIO, Anthonina " Nina"
At Marian Villa Retirement Home, on Sunday, May 22, 2005, Anthonina (Nina) CURCIO, in her 75th year. Dear mother of John CURCIO, Nanette and Maureen FORTNER and her husband Dave. Dear grandmother of Cara, Laura, Derek, Michael, Amber, Garrett and John and greatgrandmother of many. Dear sister of Mary DURNING and her husband Patrick and Reverend Joseph CURCIO, S.F.M. Predeceased by her sister Lucy BATTALGIA and her brother Sam CURCIO. Dear friend of Paul LEFEBVRE. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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DURNO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
Don SCOTT, Athlete and Chief Executive Officer (1927-2005)
Argonaut player who competed in the famous 'mud bowl' Grey Cup of 1950 went on to head the country's largest accounting firm
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, December 5, 2005 Page, S11
Toronto -- Don SCOTT's athleticism led him to one of the most famous football games in Canadian history, his brains took him atop the leading accounting firm in Canada and his influence made him instrumental when Ontario moved to no-fault automobile insurance in the early 1990s.
He grew up in Windsor, Ontario in the Depression years, when times were tough for him, his father, a Ford Motor Co. employee, and his bookkeeper mother. He attended Patterson Collegiate Institute where he excelled at football, basketball, and track and field. He was the head boy at the school, a two-time member of the all-city, senior basketball team, and he won the Arthur Currie Memorial Scholarship to attend the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he played both football and basketball. In 1949, he graduated with a business degree, began studying for his chartered-accounting exam and found himself playing pro that same year for the Toronto Argonauts. He was an offensive end, packing no more than 160 pounds on a 6-foot-1 frame.
"He was very skinny, the lightest man on the field," his daughter Barb said.
"He was a tall, rangy kid, who worked hard and was very modest. He was well-liked as a teammate, said former teammate Nick VOLPE.
"He wasn't really a star but he was a good outside end, a good catch," said ex-teammate Don DURNO. "He wasn't a hefty man. He was probably more of a basketball player with his size."
Buddy FOWLER, another old Argo mate, recalled Mr. SCOTT as a "wonderful guy and great athlete with a great attitude on life."
Mr. SCOTT played three seasons for the Argos, the second of which was his most memorable because they went all the way to the Grey Cup. Mr. SCOTT, Rod SMYLIE, Marv WHALEY and Jack WEBLEY made up Toronto's potent wide-receiver corps as the Argos rolled along that year. As each November week passed, Mr. SCOTT and his fiancée, Eileen, had to keep postponing their wedding. They had picked November 4 as the date but a winning streak put the nuptials on the backburner.
How good was this Toronto team? At the time, Globe and Mail football writer Hal WALKER described the club as "the greatest Argonaut team of all time." Later that year, sports writers picked them as the top football team of the first half century in Canada.
The Frank Clair-coached Argos started off post-season play by disposing of the Hamilton Tiger Cats 35-19 in the two-game, total-points division championship. The Grey Cup game on November 25 at Toronto's Varsity Stadium became known as the "mud bowl." It was a classic game, but not in the offensive sense. At least a foot of snow had hit Toronto the day before, then melted, and the game became a defensive struggle marred by a muddy morass. Mr. VOLPE kicked two field goals to help Toronto beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers "The field was a sea of water," Mr. VOLPE said. "Bulldozers tried to clear away the water but [they] made it a muddy mess instead. We were literally playing in mud. Bud Tinsley of the Blue Bombers almost drowned. He was face down in the mud and water and he was gasping for breath. He was saved by a referee."
With the big game over, Mr. SCOTT and Eileen finally made firm plans for their wedding. They were married in London on December Mr. SCOTT played one more season for the Argos in 1951 and then decided to retire because his playing time had diminished. "1951 was the year they started bringing in a lot of Americans and didn't use the Canadians as much," his wife said. "After the mud bowl, Don didn't play much."
By that time, Mr. SCOTT had already found a job with Clarkson Gordon. Now part of Ernst Young, it was then Canada's largest accounting firm. He rose to become chairman and chief executive officer, posts he held for eight years.
"Don had a tremendous intellect," said Jim BUNTON, a former associate at Clarkson Gordon. "He kind of glowed. He had a lot of charisma and was very good with staff and people."
Fending off retirement, Mr. SCOTT listened to a number of offers from various groups and companies, finally heeding the call of the provincial government to become head of the Ontario Insurance Commission just when no-fault automobile insurance was coming into play. But in going from the private sector to the tangled red tape of government Mr. SCOTT experienced endless frustrations.
"It was a very trying time," his daughter said. "It was a completely different scenario. In the private sector, he could get something done quickly but, in the public sector, it's not easy. It's a different mindset."
For all that, he left a distinct impression at the Ontario Insurance Commission, said Bernie WEBBER, a former deputy-commissioner under Mr. SCOTT. "He was skilled in athleticism, he was the head of one of Canada's largest accounting firms and he became a top civil servant. We shared a love of language and a mutual disdain for sloppy USAge, particularly by media reporters and announcers whose stock-in-trade is language and who should, by definition, be more precise. You always knew where you stood with him."
Don SCOTT was born July 30, 1927, in Windsor, Ontario He died of cancer on November 3, 2005, in Toronto. He is survived by his wife Eileen and children Christy, Lauren, Barb and Rob.

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DURNO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-29 published
HIGGINS, Douglas
After a long struggle with cancer, at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Monday, January 24, 2005 in his 83rd year. Doug, beloved husband of the late Catherine. Dear father of Teresa ROSENFELD and her husband Edward BLACKBEARD, John and his wife Deborah DOHERTY, and Colleen and her husband Robert DURNO. Loving grandfather of Nathan, Chris, Jonathan, Shannon, Cole and Luke. Private arrangements entrusted to the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home. If desired, donations to the Markham Stouffville Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.

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DURNO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-21 published
APPLEBY, Lorraine Myrtle
Suddenly on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre at the age of 81. Loving wife to the late Clare Bruce APPLEBY. Cherished mother to the late Barry Kenneth APPLEBY and Bob (Helen) and Donna LECLERC. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Melanie, Michael, James, Justin, Jeffrey, Jennifer and Kelly and her great-grandchildren Jadelyn, Jessica, Julianna, Hannah and Jonah. Beloved sister to Grace MATTHEWS, Joan ALLEN and Norm DURNO. Sadly missed by her best Friends and bowling companions. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga (west of Cawthra) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 23 at 1: 00 p.m. In memory of Lorraine, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DUROCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-16 published
IRELAND, Raymond (February 25, 1925-February 16, 2005)
In accordance to Ray's wishes, a Party/Open House to celebrate his life will be held at the home of his daughter Ruth Anne DUROCHER, July 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All those who knew Ray are welcome to join the family in this Celebration or as we call it a "Ray Day". For more information 451-5828.

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DUROCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
SOUAID, Selma (née ABRAHAM)
At Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket, on Friday, September 23, 2005, Selma SOUAID, wife of the late Naif SOUAID, and dear Malautre (other mother) to Betty DUROCHER (Paul) and Victor JARJOUR (Joy). Beloved grandmother of Philippe DUROCHER (Liz), Pierre DUROCHER (Kathy), Jade PELLETIER (Rick), Jasmine JARJOUR, Jordan JARJOUR (Nicole,) and Jessie JARJOUR. Sadly missed by her sisters Louise KELLY and Dorothy ASSAD and her sister-in-law Josephine Abraham SCOTT (Bill.) Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m., followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated.

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DURR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-18 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Lloyd Arthur
(Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force 412, Royal Air Force 1435 Sqn)
Peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church St. in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Eleanor STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Loving father of Owen and his wife Louise, and Barry and his wife Janice. Cherished grandpa of Mark, Jayda, Dan, Katie, Sean and Johanna. Survived by his brother Alan of Enderby, British Columbia and sister Netta GALE of Ottawa. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy DURR. Lloyd did two Operational Tours on Spitfires in the European Theatre. Post war he was a bush pilot and spent 28 years with Imperial Oil retiring as Senior Capt. East. He was the current Secretary Treasurer - Canadian Fighter Pilots Association, Ontario Wing. Lloyd was a loyal and respected friend to many. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DURR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Lloyd Arthur
Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force 412, Royal Air Force 1435 Sqn Peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church St. in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Eleanor STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Loving father of Owen and his wife Louise, and Barry and his wife Janice. Cherished grandpa of Mark, Jayda, Dan, Katie, Sean and Johanna. Survived by his brother Alan of Enderby, British Columbia and sister Netta GALE of Ottawa. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy DURR. Lloyd did two Operational Tours on Spitfires in the European Theatre. Post war he was a bush pilot and spent 28 years with Imperial Oil retiring as Senior Capt. East. He was the current Secretary Treasurer - Canadian Fighter Pilots Association, Ontario Wing. Lloyd was a loyal and respected friend to many. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
VANDEN BROECKE, Dion
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Saturday, February 19, 2005. Dion VANDEN BROECKE, 70 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Delen (née CALMITA.) Dear father of Thierry and Cindy VANDEN BROECKE of Fletcher and Linda VANDEN BROECKE and Randy WILLIAMS of Sarnia. Dear step-father of Jim and Helen SQUIRE of Leamington. Dear grandfather of Rachel and Aurora. Dear brother of George VANDEN BROECKE of Aylmer Achille, Roger and Marriette all of Belgium and the late Marcel. Special friend to Brian CLARK of Petrolia. Also predeceased by a half brother, Maurice and a half sister Gabrielle. Visitors will be received at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 from 10 a.m. to service time at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Sandra DURRANT will officiate. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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DURRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-18 published
DURRANT, Margaret Edith (née COUGHTREY)
Margaret Edith slipped peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Nithview Home in New Hamburg in her 85th year. Margaret, also known to her family as 'Peg' was the last of nine children born to the late Charles and Beatrice (SEAGER) COUGHTREY. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Stanley L. DURRANT (Gar) who predeceased her in 1971 while they were doing missionary work with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in South Africa, where he is buried. Dear mother of Rosemary and husband Douglas MELVILLE of New Hamburg and Marguerite and husband John CASTIGLIONE of Toronto. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Gordon (Janessa) MELVILLE and son Gabriel, Dawn (Rod RUEHLE) and children Rachel and Joshua, Catherine (Dan ARNDT) and children Ryan, Andrew and Sarah, Brenda MELVILLE: Matthew, Jason and Jennifer CASTIGLIONE. Margaret, also known as 'Peg' by her eight siblings Jack, Lillian, Charles, Muriel, Huck, Lloyd, Gordon and Bill all predeceased her. Remembered by sisters-in-law Margaret COUGHTREY of London, and Rona RAMSEY of Naughton, Ontario and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a former president of the Women's Missionary Society of Toronto, played the organ at her Church for 17 years, and enjoyed playing for her Friends and family at Nithview. Family and Friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., and until Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. where the Celebration Service will take place at the Funeral Home with Pastor Don HOWARD officiating. A private family interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to "The Evangelical Alliance Mission" or "The Gideon Bible Society of Canada".

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DURRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-25 published
JOHNSTON, Margaret " Peggy" (SHELTON)
Suddenly at her residence, on Monday, August 22, 2005, Margaret "Peggy" (SHELTON) JOHNSTON of London in her 66th year. Loving mother of Laurie FITZPATRICK and her husband Dave, and Garry SHELTON and his wife Lisa, all of London. Nana to Kyle, Brett, Amy and Sarah. Dear sister of Darlene DURRANT and her husband Bill of West Lorne. Also survived by Gary JOHNSTON. Predeceased by her sister Lois COTTERILL- WEATHERBY. Visitation will be held on Thursday 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 Friday, August 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Peggy are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-18 published
KING, Mary Isabelle Murray (née DURRANT) 1936-2005
Of Toronto. Died peacefully in her own bed May 15, 2005. Wife of Donald, mother of Laurel (Bill GILLIS) of Ottawa and Bryan (Shelly) of Austin, Texas. Adoring Nana of Cameron, Sophia and Chelsea. Predeceased by her parents F. Helen JOHNSTON and J. Eugene DURRANT. Following her wishes, a private family service has taken place; there will be no public service. Her ashes will be interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amnesty International, 312 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, K1N 1H9, or a charity of your choice. Mary would encourage you to support creative projects in music, the arts, protecting the environment and helping those in need.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
DURRANT, Wendy Alison (née MARTIN)
Owner of Country Cairn Kennels. Suddenly, at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Friday, January 28, 2005 in her 58th year; beloved wife of Gary DURRANT of Grand Valley, formerly of Palgrave; loved mother of Shelley of Bolton and Jason of Caledon Village; dearest daughter of Kathleen MARTIN and the late Harry MARTIN and sister of Trevor and Paul MARTIN, all of England predeceased by her sister Carol SMITHERS. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Guelph Animal Research Centre would be appreciated. A tree will be planted, in memory of Wendy, in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
DURRANT, Tony "Anthony" J. (October 20, 1939-March 18, 2005)
Tony passed away suddenly at his home on March 18, 2005. Born in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England on October 20, 1939, he immigrated to Canada in 1967. An electrician by trade he retired as Operations Manager from the Royal Bank Computer Centre, Guelph site in December 2003. As a designer and workshop leader in theatre lighting, he was active in community theatre in Ontario for over 35 years. Tony loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Virginia BANCUR of 22 years, his brother Bryan, his wife Rosemary and their son Michael, of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, England along with relatives in England. Friends may say goodbye at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton (905-878-2669) on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held from the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., with a lunch to follow. Cremation to take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-24 published
DURRANT, Grace Elizabeth
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Grace on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Beloved daughter of the late Elizabeth and Harry DURRANT. Dear sister of George, Sally, Edith, and the late Maggie, William, James, Ethel, Mary, and Grace's twin Robert. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, their families, and her dear Friends. Special thanks to Dr. John BLONDAL, the nurses in the Oncology Department and also to Burnadette and nurse Olena. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 1 p.m., followed by interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
DURRANT, Margaret Edith (née COUGHTREY)
Died peacefully Saturday morning May 14, 2005, in New Hamburg. Last of nine children born to Charles and Beatrice COUGHTREY. Loving widow of Stanley L. DURRANT, mother to Rosemary MELVILLE and Marguerite CASTIGLIONE, mother-in-law to Douglas Melville and John CASTIGLIONE, grandmother of Gordon (Janessa,) Dawn (Rodney RUEHLE), Cathy (Dan ARNDT) and Brenda MELVILLE and Matthew, Jason and Jennifer CASTIGLIONE, great-grandmother to Rachel and Joshua RUEHLE, Ryan, Andrew and Sarah ARNDT and Gabriel MELVILLE. Mother was a devoted missionary with The Evangelical Alliance Mission at Mosvold Mission Hospital, Ingwavuma, Zululand, South Africa where Dad is buried. They're together again. Now we will miss them both. For arrangements call 416-451-4944.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-07 published
DWYER, Peggy Darlene Louise (née BACHMAN)
On Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Peel Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer in her 45th year. Loving mother of Ashley. Predeceased by her mother Joe-Anne. Dear sister of Deborah (John ADAM/ADAMS), Randy BACHMAN (Laura), Jennifer (Richard KERR). The greatest auntie of Robert, Nicole, Chad and Ryan. Niece of Ronald DURRANT. A very warm thanks to Donna, Sue and Gary who walked each step with Peggy during her courageous battle with brain and lung cancer. Family and Friends will be received at the Glen Oaks reception center, 3164 Ninth Line (North of Dundas), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the Glen Oaks Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Meadowvale Cemetery.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
DURRANT- MORRISON, Jean
Peacefully, with family by her side on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005. Beloved wife of Harold. Much loved mother of Timothy (Linda), Keith (Susan) and Ellen (Mike). Cherished step-mother of David, Jim (Deb) and Barbara (Norman). Proud grandma of Lucas, Sage, Jackson, Paul, Sean, Melissa, Brittany, Robert, Devin and Jessica. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (3 lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21st from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will be on Friday, July 22nd at 11: 00 a.m. at Central United Church (131 Main Street, Unionville). Interment to follow at York Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
PAGE, Edith Mary (née DURRANT)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Edith at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Harry DURRANT. Beloved sister of George, Sally and the late Maggie, William, James, Ethel, Mary, Grace and Robert, and sister-in-law of Elva WANE and Dorothy MacDONALD. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, their families and dear Friends. Special thanks to all her doctors. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, followed by a reception at the funeral home. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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DURRELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
SCHEELE, Gladys (née DURRELL- RHICARD)
Peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Neil for 26 happy years. Loving mother of Deborah OLSON and her husband Steve, Trevor DURRELL and his wife Sherrie, step-mother of Debbie WILSON and her husband Paul, Brian SCHEELE and his wife Jacquie, and Carolyn KEY and her husband Graham. Dear grandmother of Robert, Thomas, Michael, Douglas, Jennifer, Angela, Michael, William, Nicholas, Matthew, Cassandra, Kelsey, Meagan, Allison, Andrew, Scott and Brittany. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), (905) 279-7663 from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at Lorne Park Baptist Church, 1500 Indian Rd., Mississauga on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DURRETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-25 published
GRAY/GREY, Katherine Margaret
Suddenly on her way to her favourite Tai Chi, at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Katherine Margaret GRAY/GREY, age 45 of Sarnia. Beloved daughter of Allan and Irma GRAY/GREY. Dear sister of Marie and Terry CHALMERS of Camlachie, Bill and Betty GRAY/GREY of Wyoming, Cheryl and John HARDICK of Sarnia, and Pat CASEY of Sarnia. Dear aunt of nieces and nephews: Darryl, Terry and Jodi CHALMERS, Melissa, Lisa and Stephen GRAY/GREY, Shawn and Robert HARDICK and Jamie CASEY. Dear niece of Neta DURRETT and Gloria JOHNSON. Special friend of Al GRAHAM. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (519) 542-5541 on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m.. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 12: 00 p.m. noon until service time at 1: 00 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the M.S. Society of Sarnia-Lambton (Client Care or Patient Care) or the Sarnia Branch of the March of Dimes. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca The GRAY/GREY family would like to say a special thank you to the Caregivers at the March of Dimes, the M.S. Society, and Point Edward Taoist Tai Chi for their care and love.

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DURRIGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
DURRIGAN, Dorothy
Unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep in her 87th year on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital. Predeceased by her beloved husband Charlie. Much loved mother of Linda BRENT and her husband John. Adored and cherished Nana of Kathleen. Survived by her sister Laura WALSH of England; sisters-in-law Mary KEATING of Manchester, England and Merle MASSEY of Scarborough. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in England and the United States. Longtime employee of F.P.E./Pioneer Electric and A.G. Simpson. Former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 285. She volunteered at Woburn Junior Public School and for the Canadian Cancer Society for several years. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her many Friends with whom she shared many "happy hours" and memories. She lived a life full of love for family and Friends, always with a story to share. Memorial visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road, (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Thursday, February 17 from 6 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 7 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.

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DURSO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-25 published
DURSO, Marion Grace (née BALLARD)
Marion died peacefully in California on February 20th, 2005 in her 88th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Durso and dearest daughter of Benjamin and Evelin Ballard. Predeceased by her brother Benjamin and sisters Catherine (Moran) and Margaret. Lovingly remembered Aunt of Sandra, Peter Martha, Barbara, D'Arcy, Paula, Elizabeth, Michael and many grandnieces and nephews. Marion was an elegant gracious lady who loved life. Her wonderful laughter will always ring in our ears and be in our hearts. A mass of Christian Burial will take place in Chula Vista, California and internment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Toronto.
"May flights of angels lead you into Paradise"

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DURST o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-14 published
MacINNIS, Susan Catherine " Sue"
After a courageous battle with cancer on July 12th, 2005, with her family and Friends by her side, at the age of 34. Sue is survived by her cherished ten-year-old daughter, Zabree, 5-year-old twin sons, Kassius and Tyrell, and companion Kurt SSAINTTTS. Beloved sister of Dan (Tammie and Destiny), of Port Elgin, and half-sister of Michael PELLETIER, of Port Moody, British Columbia. Daughter of Dave MacINNIS, of Cambridge, Cathy and Larry DURST, of Port Elgin, and step-sister of Larry DURST Jr, of Bolton. Sadly missed by dear Friends, Karen, Cora, Niki, Kim and Sue, and many relatives. Sue will be remembered for her tenacity, leadership ability and positive attitude. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W (one block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 1: 00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17th, 2005, with a speech presentation at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sue's memory may be made to the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site, or the charity of your choice.
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DURST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-27 published
GLASS, Frances
It is with great sadness that the family of Frances GLASS of Tillsonburg announce her passing at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Michael GLASS Sr. (1999.) Dear mother of John (Joyce) GLASS of Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan; Mike Jr. (Debbie) GLASS of Tillsonburg. Cherished and much loved "Oma" to Justin Adam and Trevor. Dear sister of Anna (Adam) DURST of Germany. Also, survived by her extended family of aunts, uncles, several nieces and nephews in Hungary and Germany. Frances was also predeceased by her son Joseph GLASS. The family welcomes Friends and family to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Thursday, April 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Frances will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. Rev. Margaret MURRAY of Avondale Zion United Church officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. Our family wishes to thank the nursing staff of 2nd south of Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital for their excellent care and many acts of kindness shown and given to our mother. She was a very warm, caring and affectionate person whose never ending love for her family and Friends will be forever remembered. Mother became for so many of her Friends and neighbours their adopted mother and "Oma". "We love you Mom". Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DURST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-01 published
GROSS, Harold William
At Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, July 31, 2005, Mr. Harold William GROSS of Clinton, and formerly of Auburn, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Bernice Marie (DURST) GROSS. Loving father of Paul and Carol GROSS of Blyth, Carol and Larry LOVETT of Clinton and Terry GROSS and Kathy LORENZO of Neustadt. Loved and sadly missed by his 7 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Carman and Christine GROSS of Auburn, Elva and John BROWN of Blyth, Gordon and Bernice GROSS of Auburn, Marguerite GROSS of Goderich and Alexandra GROSS of St. Catharines. Predeceased by brothers Walter, Clayton and Ronald GROSS. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church, Auburn on Wednesday August 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. A private family interment will take place at Blyth Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A memorial service will be held by the Blyth Masonic Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 303 on Wednesday at 10: 45 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton (519-482-9521).

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DURST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
EBEL, Louis Edward
Of Brussels passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 4th, 2005 at St, Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Born in Stratford on March 24th, 1928, Lou was in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Mae (DURST) EBEL of 56 years. Loving father of Kathy BEEMER and her husband Terry of Ingersoll, Jeff EBEL and his wife Carolyn of Woodstock and Paul EBEL of Ingersoll. Cherished Poppa of Terri Alaina BEEMER, Cassandra and Colton EBEL. Dear brother of Dorothy WEBER, Myrtle LOTZ, Ken EBEL and his wife Betty, Shirley KEYS and her husband Jack. Dear brother-in-law of Verna EBEL, Gordon PARR, Roy DURST and his wife Ruth, Joyce BADGER and her husband Don, and Dorothy COLLINS and her husband Bob. Lou will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his infant son Bradley, brothers Charles (Chuck) and Roy, sister Pearl and parents Louis and Dorothy EBEL. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. A Memorial service to Celebrate Lou's life will be conducted on Friday, December 9th at 2 p.m. from Melville Presbyterian Church, 55 Dunedin Drive, Brussels, with Reverend Cathrine CAMPBELL officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Brussels Cemetery in the spring. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Melville Presbyterian Church, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. An Oddfellows Service, under the auspices of Western Star Lodge No. 149, I.O.O.F., will be conducted Thursday evening at 9 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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DURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-15 published
DURST ARMES, Jacqueline Elizabeth
It is with immense sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our sweet Jacquie, after an intense 17 month battle with cancer. Jacquie was a warrior, who stared down the disease and against long odds, battled it to a standstill. She lived these days with the joy, vitality, and sense of style, grace and fun that was her lifelong trademark. Jacquie is survived by her grieving husband Robert, his mother Lois, her stepsons Ryan and Tyler, her parents Ross and Shirley DURST, her sisters Judy TWOMEY (Dan,) Jamie BAHLMAN (Richard,) brother Jerry, sister-in-law Carol MOFFAT (David), brother-in-law Steve (Rebekah) and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A beautiful figure skater and fine golfer, Jacquie won club championships at three different golf clubs in the last two years, including the Toronto Hunt Ladies' Championship last summer, between chemo sessions (by 15 shots). She will be missed throughout the Canadian advertising and production community for her talent as head of Broadcast Production at Grey Worldwide. Her wonderful personality, professionalism, sense of fairness and mentoring skills will be sorely missed. Thanks to all the Friends who lifted us up through these perilous times. Sylvia EMMORY, Nora PERRY, Marc PEARSALL and Norman and Lynne. Special thanks to Dr. Rashida HAQ for her vision and passionate expertise, Doctors RAHMAN, RODAK and ROBAZZA, Peter ENO, Jean SYME, Christine at yoga, Elaine YIP, the amazing oncology nurses at St. Michael's Hospital, especially Norma and Marlene, Mereilla and Tess and Rita, God bless. Thank you to Donna, Michelle and Susan who were so supportive through the long night before the vanishing dawn. Thank you Sarah for smoothing the way to heaven for Jacquie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to St Michael's Hospital Foundation, Oncology Unit, 30 Bond Street, Toronto M5B 1W8. A celebration of Jacquie's life will take place on Wednesday, February 16th at 1: 30 p.m. at the Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road, 4 blocks east of Victoria Park, on the south side. Suitable business attire is requested.

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DURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
MILLS, Jackie " Ruth Jacqueline" (formerly McCARTHY)
Passed away suddenly, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, in her 81st year. Jackie will be dearly missed by her loving Friends and family, Peggy LEAKE of Peterborough, Kate MILLS (Barry) of Hong Kong, Suzannah MILLS of Vancouver, Marie COLLARD (Al) of Kitchener, Linda HUBBARD (Ken) of Clinton. Dear grandmother of Patti LEAKE (Rich) of Toronto, Jen LEAKE of Toronto, Dan LEAKE (Erika) of London, Amy HUBBARD, Andrew Hubbard, Melissa MILLS- COLLARD, Ryan MILLS- COLLARD, Amanda MILLS- COLLARD, Lance MILLS- COLLARD, and great-grandmother of Baby Jet. Sister of Gwen DURST of Goderich, Grace WEST of Picton, Terry WEST (Peggy) of Ottawa. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husbands Charles McCARTHY (1947) and Ernest Albert MILLS (1981,) and two brothers Harvey WEST (Dieppe, 1942) and Howard WEST (2003.) Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd., at East Street, Goderich, on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at Victoria Street United Church, Goderich, on Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Goderich Medical Clinic Campaign gratefully acknowledged.

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DURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
DURST ARMES, Jacqueline Elizabeth
It is with immense sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our sweet Jacquie, after an intense 17 month battle with cancer. Jacquie was a warrior, who stared down the disease and against long odds, battled it to a standstill. She lived these days with the joy, vitality, and sense of style, grace and fun that was her lifelong trademark. Jacquie is survived by her grieving husband Robert, his mother Lois, her stepsons Ryan and Tyler, her parents Ross and Shirley DURST, her sisters Judy TWOMEY (Dan,) Jamie BAHLMAN (Richard,) brother Jerry, sister-in-law Carol MOFFAT (David), brother-in-law Steve (Rebekah) and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A beautiful figure skater and fine golfer, Jacquie won club championships at three different golf clubs in the last two years, including the Toronto Hunt Ladies' Championship last summer, between chemo sessions (by 15 shots). She will be missed throughout the Canadian advertising and production community for her talent as head of Broadcast Production at Grey Worldwide. Her wonderful personality, professionalism, sense of fairness and mentoring skills will be sorely missed. Thanks to all the Friends who lifted us up through these perilous times: Sylvia EMMORY, Nora PERRY, Marc PEARSALL and Norman and Lynne. Special thanks to Dr. Rashida HAQ for her vision and passionate expertise, Doctors RAHMAN, RODAK and ROBAZZA, Peter ENO, Jean SYME, Christine at yoga, Elaine YIP, the amazing oncology nurses at St. Michael's Hospital, especially Norma and Marlene, Mereilla and Tess and Rita, God bless. Thank you to Donna, Michelle and Susan who were so supportive through the long night before the vanishing dawn. Thank you Sarah for smoothing the way to heaven for Jacquie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, Oncology Unit, 30 Bond Street, Toronto M5B 1W8. A celebration of Jacquie's life will take place on Wednesday, February 16th at 1: 30 p.m. at the Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road, 4 blocks east of Victoria Park, on the south side. Suitable business attire is requested.

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DURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-06 published
DURST, Joan Patricia (née FORD)
After a lengthy illness, on March 5, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Carl for 57 years. Loving mother to Michael (Gail), Gregory (Sandra), Paul (Wanda), Peter (Janie) and Camilla (Peter HAWRYLAK). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Lisa (Mike CAMARA,) Heather (Rob BRYCE), Jennifer, Justin, Christopher, Adam, Sarah, Andrew, Mark and great-grandchildren Ryan and Marisa. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th St.), 416-259-3705, on Monday from 6 to 8: 30 p.m. (Prayers 7 p.m. Monday). A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.ridleyfuneralhome.com

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DURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
HALL, Gordon William
Bren Gunner B-135750 Veteran World War 2, Canadian Infantry France and Germany, Algonquin Regiment. Seriously wounded in France. Five Decorations. Born October 2nd, 1922 Toronto (Parkdale). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2005. Dear son of the late Sidney Naylor HALL (S.N. Hall Dental Laboratory) and the late Eva Willow HALL. Dear brother of the late Dorothy Naylor HALL (Redmond) of North Bay, Ontario Married Doris Mary DURST on October 3rd, 1947. His loving wife passed away on September 7th, 2000. Loving father of Catherine BALDASSARRA (Marcel,) William (Elizabeth), Gary (Gail), James (Diane), Christopher and Maryanne ZAMMITT (Ron.) Grandfather of Dennis, Tammy, Patricia, Gordon, Douglas, Eric, Meggy, Amanda and Catherine. Great-grandfather of Nicholas, Sidney, Emily and Amy. Gord resided in Mississauga since 1949. The family will receive Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas) in Oakville, 905-257-8822, on Wednesday, May 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Glen Oaks Chapel on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be most welcome.

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DURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-14 published
MacINNIS, Susan Catherine " Sue"
After a courageous battle with cancer on July 12, 2005 with her family and Friends by her side, at the age of 34. Sue is survived by her cherished 10 year old daughter Zabree, 5 year old twin sons Kassius and Tyrell, and companion of Kurt SSAINTTTS. Beloved sister of Dan (Tammie and Destiny) of Port Elgin and half-sister of Michael PELLETIER of Port Moody, British Columbia. Daughter of Dave MacINNIS of Cambridge, Cathy and Larry DURST of Port Elgin and step-brother Larry DURST Jr. of Bolton. Sadly missed by dear Friends Karen, Cora, Niki, Kim and Sue and many relatives. Sue will be remembered for her tenacity, leadership ability and positive attitude. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2005 with a speech presentation at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sue's memory may be made to the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site or the charity of your choice. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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DURSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-11 published
FOSTER, Tammy Lynn (née CARROLL)
Suddenly on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 Tammy Lynn FOSTER (née CARROLL) passed away in her 35th year. Beloved wife of Kevin. Devoted mother of Nikita and Patrick. Loving daughter of Rosemarie DURSTON and her husband Don and the late Hughie CARROLL. Granddaughter of Ken CRIPPS. Daughter-in-law of Charlene and Joseph FOSTER. Dear sister of John and Chris CARROLL. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday from 7-9 pm. Funeral service on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 11 am. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the London Humane Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770

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DURSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-15 published
SMITH, Teresa Helen
Teresa Helen of Saint Thomas, on Monday, March 14, 2005 at the London Health Science Centre (University Campus), in her 67th year. Loved partner of Howard C. JACKSON and dearly loved mother of Darrell YEOMAN of Alberta and Terry Lyn SMITH of Saint Thomas. Dear step-mother of Wes JACKSON and his wife Sandra and Kim JACKSON, all of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Ann and her husband Robert DURSTON, Rose DURSTON and Pete YEOMAN and his wife Lil, all of London. Predeceased by a sister Edith and a brother Joseph. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Teresa was born in London, on February 24, 1939, the daughter of the late Alfred H. and Teresa (MATTE) and step-daughter of the late Harvey MATTE. Teresa lived most of her life in this area and worked at Clevite. She was an avid bowler and loved camping and playing cards. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Wednesday from 2: 30-4:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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DURSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-07 published
DURSTON, Gordon Glenn
Gordon Glenn of Saint Thomas passed away suddenly in London on Sunday, April 3rd, 2005 in his 64th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Shirley (SHELLINGTON) and beloved father of Stephanie and her partner Kevin GARDNER of Cambridge. Loved grandfather of Shendy GARDNER and her partner Mike STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Cherise GARDNER and great Papa of Charisma GARDNER all of Cambridge. Dear son-in-law of Dorothy SHELLINGTON of Saint Thomas. Brother of Mary HOLDEN of Ingersoll and Phylis LAWRENCE of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his parents Grace and Arthur DURSTON and brothers Carman and Ralph DURSTON of Ingersoll. Gordon was a loving and caring man who was willing to help others at all times. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #44 and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. He was owner and Broker of Buyers Celebration Realty, Saint Thomas. At Gordon's request a private family service was held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday April 6th, 2005. Cremation took place in London on Monday, April 4th, 2005. Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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DURSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
Home blaze kills man
By Patrick MALONEY, Free Press Reporter, Mon., October 10, 2005
Ingersoll -- Just 20 minutes after leaving his elderly father's home here, Stuart NORTH was told flames were tearing through the small white bungalow.
Herbert NORTH, 83, got out of the house in time, too -- only to go back into the flames filling his quaint Bond Street home.
It was a decision that Oxford Ontario Provincial Police say cost the elderly man his life Saturday night and that left his son in tears yesterday.
"He probably thought he could handle (the flames)," an emotional Stuart NORTH said of his father yesterday. "He was still in good shape, even though he was 83."
There were also two pets in the house, a rabbit named Willy and Princess, a German shepherd. Both survived the blaze.
The fire, which broke out about 7 p.m. Saturday, was seen by a neighbour who rushed to help the elderly NORTH get outside.
Minutes later, however, NORTH went back in, neighbours said, and the front windows of the home were then blown out by the flames.
Ingersoll firefighters arrived within minutes and found NORTH's body just inside the front door, police said.
Investigators who returned to the house yesterday were trying to determine why he went back inside.
Roger DURSTON, a neighbour who held himself back from running inside after NORTH, was also bothered by nagging questions yesterday.
"I still don't know if I did the right thing or not," DURSTON said of his decision to stay out. "We ran around the house calling for him. It's something that's going to stick with me for a while."
It's been four years since Herbert's wife -- and his mother -- died and the NORTH family, who are gathering for Thanksgiving dinner today, were staggered by the weekend tragedy, Stuart NORTH said.
"He was sort of a stubborn, determined guy but if you needed help, he was always there," his son said, crying. "He liked to keep busy all the time. He liked... helping out as much as he could."
The child of English immigrants, Herbert was the first of his family to be born in Canada. He spent his career as an entrepreneur, moving his family -- which included daughter Neta -- across Ontario in a wide variety of different ventures: owning a restaurant in his hometown of Oshawa, a variety store in North Bay, a coffee truck on the docks of Toronto.
His greatest passion, however, was his family, Stuart said.
"He was dedicated to mom," he said, adding his father, who moved to Ingersoll about 1990, was a "good friend (and) good grandfather."
There wasn't a bad thing to say about him, added neighbour Ron BRYAN, who called Herbert his best friend.
"He was just a super person," BRYAN said. "Man, was he in good health. He enjoyed life, he enjoyed his family and he enjoyed (spending time with) my wife and I very, very much.
"It's so tough. I'm just having a hard time accepting it.
Damage to the home is about $120,000, Oxford Ontario Provincial Police said.
The cause has to be determined.
The funeral will be held in South River, near North Bay, where Herbert's widow is buried, Stuart NORTH said.

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DURWARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
MARTIN, Isobel (née CLARK)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Sunday, February 13, 2005 Isobel (CLARK) MARTIN of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Muir MARTIN (1998.) Loving mother of Scott MARTIN and Nancy DUFFY of Harrow, Mary and Donald DURWARD, Peter MARTIN and David MARTIN all of London. Proud grandmother of Becky SPEAKE and Jeff, Matthew MARTIN, Meg MARTIN, Emily DURWARD and a great grand_son Jacob SPEAKE. Dear sister-in-law of Ruth CLARK and Jack CHISHOLM. Predeceased by her parents William CLARK and the former Isabella THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, brothers and sisters Grace and Carl RIDLEY, Jack and Elizabeth CLARK, Helen CHISHOLM, Norman CLARK and Jean and Bill SWANSON. At Isobel's request cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held in Saint Marys Cemetery. Donations to Parkwood Palliative Care Unit, London may be made by calling the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel at 284 1480.

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DURWARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
MARTIN, David Reginald
David Reginald MARTIN suddenly on Monday, July 25, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre -Westminster Campus in his 50th year. Cherished son of the late Donald and Isobel MARTIN. Dear brother of Scott (Nancy DUFFY) MARTIN, Mary (Donald) DURWARD and Peter MARTIN. Loving uncle of Becky (Jeff) SPEAKE and their son Jacob, Matthew MARTIN, Meg MARTIN and Emily DURWARD. The family extends their appreciation to the staff of Mt. Hope for the care and kindness shown to David over the years. A private family service will be held on Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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DURWARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
WILLIAMS, Joan Roberta Hilton (formerly HILTON, née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
Passed away in Casper, Wyoming on April 15, 2005, in her 80th year. Predeceased by her loving husband William (Bill) WILLIAMS. Born April 2, 1926 in the County of York, Joan was the daughter of the late Joseph and Henrietta (ROBERTS) TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Beloved wife of Robert E. HILTON. Loving mother of Carole and husband Ross CURRY and Lynne and husband David DURWARD. Cherished Granny of granddaughters Janet (Wayne) COLE, Valerie (Peter) STRUB and Deanna PEACOCK and great-grandchildren Jordan MARSHALL, Jennavieve STRUB, Adam, Eric and Joshua COLE. Dear sister of Audrey (Frank) PLEDGE and nephew Robert PLEDGE. A celebration of Joan's life to be held on Friday, April 29, 2005 at the Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario at 2: 30 p.m. Scattering of cremated remains at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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DURZI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-27 published
Doreen DURZI
By Karim DURZI, Friday, May 27, 2005, Page A20
Novice, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Born October 18, 1914, in Nablus, Palestine. Died November 28, 2004, in Toronto, of a heart attack, aged 90.
If it weren't for the fact that Communism was a fashionable ideology among Palestinian intellectuals in the 1930s, my siblings and I would never have existed.
My mother was born Doreen FRANJIEH in Nablus, Palestine, to a Roman Catholic Palestinian family. As a child, she said her prayers diligently, and even volunteered to help the heavenly angels. One time she was chided by her mother for prattling too much with her sister during meals and was urged her to eat with more alacrity, because the angels were getting tired holding up the table for them. The next day, the credulous child came home from school and directly went to the dining room to lift the table in order to give the angels a break.
As a resident student in the Sisters of the Holy Rosary convent school on Mamilla Street in Jerusalem, barely into her teens, she was talked into joining the nuns' order; she had readily accepted, much to her parents' dismay. She was happy in the convent, learning languages and other skills high-school girls were expected to learn in those days (and apparently, cooking for husband and family wasn't one of them).
Institutional life then was less structured than now, and despite the formality of the teacher/student dynamics, a free spirit of informality prevailed. For example, one of Doreen's functions was to climb up a fig tree and pick ripe fruit whenever the nuns felt like having figs.
Her brother, Najib, a journalist and writer, wasn't happy with his sister's chosen career. As an atheist Communist, he was determined to get her out of the convent. He teamed up with Simon, the man who was to be my father (who was eager to marry his childhood sweetheart Doreen) and the two young men demanded an audience with the mother superior to request Doreen's release from her vows. When they were politely dismissed, they impolitely threatened to throw stones at the convent and break all the windows.
Doreen eventually left the order, married Simon, and begat Karim, Samir, Emile and Widad. But her marriage to Simon posed its own problems. Our late father's family is Orthodox. Neither the Catholics nor the Orthodox in Palestine would marry outside the church. Their dilemma was solved when Simon's first cousin, an Anglican clergyman, offered to marry them in his church. Whenever I'm asked nowadays about my religious background, I reply that I'm an Anglican son of a nun.
Doreen remained a committed Roman Catholic at heart, even after her marriage. When I reminded her that Vatican II granted a dispensation to eat meat on Fridays, she continued to cook fish (which I didn't like very much), saying it was good for me.
The family first took refuge in Egypt in 1948 but, as Palestinians, remained stateless. My mother emigrated to Canada with the rest of the family in 1963 in search of a permanent home. My mother was proud to be Canadian and she kept a deep attachment to her homeland, where several members of her family still reside.
Doreen, as the matriarch of the clan, the nerve centre of the communication network that linked the far-flung members of the extended family. Doreen carried a graphic and detailed picture of the family tree in her head, and nurtured the tree with great love and devotion. When a family event occurred, such as birth, marriage or death, the news travelled around the world in minutes and she had an uncanny ability to remember names and birthdays.
She also managed, after marriage, to learn how to cook a few dishes along the way. Everyone who knew her and experienced her hospitality will miss those dishes -- and her, too.
Karim is Doreen's son.

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RENDE, Mario
Passed on peacefully as a result of A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's) on Wednesday May 18, 2005. Mario RENDE of Burlington at the age of 49. Cherished husband of Patricia (née ROWEN) RENDE. Adored father of Michael and Andrea. Loving son of Silvana and the late Francesco RENDE. Dear brother of Norma and her husband Natale DURZO of Woodbridge. Also very lovingly remembered by his many extended family and Friends. Mario was Vice President, Parts Operation for TorTruck Corporation and was on the Board of Directors of The International Truck Parts Association. Mario's 25 year career in the automotive industry gave him the opportunity to travel worldwide, resulting in many life long Friendships. Mario was a loving, dedicated husband and father. He had a great love for people and believed that there are no strangers in the world, just Friends you haven't met yet. The family would like to thank the many health care professionals and Friends involved in Mario's care, as well as, the staff and volunteers at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington for their loving care and compassion. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday May 22, 7-9 p.m. and Monday May 23, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers Monday at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass will Celebrated at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington on Tuesday May 24, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Carpenter Hospice, Burlington would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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