FERA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-11 published
FONTANA, Maria (née FERA) (1924-2005)
The family announces with great sorrow her death at the Timmins Extendicare, in Schumacher on Sunday, July 10, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Loving wife of the late Ugo FONTANA (1990.) Dear mother of Anna AARTS (late husband Frank) of Timmins, Joe FONTANA (wife Vicky) of London, Ontario, Maria FONTANA of London, Ontario and Adriana FONTANA of Kitchener. Grandmother of Ugo FONTANA of London, David AARTS of Timmins, Michael OWSIAKA (wife Kristina) of Toronto and Jennifer OWSIAKA (Sebastian) of London. Great grandmother of Mathiew Joseph BALDYGA of London. Sister of Stella PUGLIESE (late Mario PUGLIESE) of Swartz Creek, Michigan, Ines DIBRIZZI (late husband Joe DIBRIZZI,) late Robert FERA (surviving wife Nella FERA) and George FERA (wife Dina) all of Timmins. Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by many members of the FONTANA family. Funeral mass will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 from Sacred Heart Church. Interment to follow at the Timmins Memorial Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Leukemia Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated. The family will receive Friends on Monday, July 11, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Miron-Wilson Funeral Home, 150 Balsam Street, South, Timmins.

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FERA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-08 published
RICCIO, Vittoria (née FERA)
Passed away on December 5, 2005, in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Vito. Cherished by her children Vincenza (Mario TAVERNA), Angelo (Josie), and Giovanna. Sadly missed by all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and her sister Carmela GALLORO. Friends and relatives will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Homes Ltd., 2960 Dufferin Street, (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Peter's Church (100 Bainbridge Avenue, Woodbridge) on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow in Prospect Cemetery (St. Clair Ave. West - East of Caledonia Rd.). If desired, a donation to the Hospital for Sick Children or Humber River Regional Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
She was a role model of compassion, strength and generosity.

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FERA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
RICCIO, Vittoria (née FERA)
Passed away on December 5, 2005, in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Vito. Cherished by her children Vincenza (Mario TAVERNA), Angelo (Josie), and Giovanna. Sadly missed by all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her sister Carmela GALLORO. Friends and relatives will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Homes Ltd., 2960 Dufferin St. (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Peter's Church (100 Bainbridge Avenue, Woodbridge) on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow in Prospect Cemetery (St. Clair Ave. West, east of Caledonia Rd.). If desired, a donation to the Hospital for Sick Children or Humber River Regional Hospital would be appreciated by the family. She was a role model of compassion, strength and generosity.

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FERBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
GREGORY, Mark Dennis (1968-2005)
Mark GREGORY, beloved son of Ute and Wolfgang GREGORY, and cherished brother of Tina GREGORY, passed away suddenly, after a brief illness, at his home, on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at the age of 37 years. Mark was born on February 12, 1968 in Montreal, Québec, and moved with his family to Markham, Ontario, where he attended high school and graduated from the University of Toronto before studying computer science at the University of Calgary. Mark was co-founder of Vantage Research, a market research company in Calgary and most recently held a Senior Manager position at Call-Us Info Inc. which acquired Vantage Research. He was a keen student of history, politics, and especially computers. He is lovingly remembered for his big heart, generosity, and loyalty to his family, Friends, and co-workers. Mark was known as a gourmet cook and a keen debater of current affairs. His passion for languages enabled him to travel to Europe to visit historic sites and family members. He enjoyed the annual Christmas vacations in Florida and more recently trips to Sun City Grand, Arizona. Nephew and godson of Brigitte SCHILDKNEGT (Nico,) of Hermann, Missouri; Volker STEINFATT (Gila) of Hamburg, Germany he will also be missed by Aunt Ulla FERBER of Hamburg, Germany as well as extended family and Friends throughout Europe, North America, and Japan. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary), on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 Telephone: 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. The family would like to express our appreciation to the Calgary E.M.S. Services for their kindness. In living memory of Mark GREGORY, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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FERCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-12 published
FEATHERSTON, Margaret Helen (née LAKE)
Peacefully in hospital in Toronto on Saturday, November 5, 2005, at the age of 77, after a ten-year struggle with lung disease. Predeceased by John, her loving husband for almost 52 years, and their daughter, Ann. Dearly loved mother of Jane (Richard FERCH) and Mary (John MacKINNON) of Ottawa and Jim (Megan O'NEILL) of Richmond Hill. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth and Tom, Sarah and Julia, Erin and Kelsey. Born in Brantford, Marg studied Occupational Therapy before marrying John, whose career with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources took them to Kirkland Lake, Parry Sound, Bracebridge, Kenora and then Toronto. Wherever the family lived, Marg's steady presence and creative approach to living made it a happy and welcoming home. She will be greatly missed by many dear Friends, neighbours and family members. There will be no funeral; a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity or cause of your choice, in Margaret's name. Condolences may be sent c/o 1214 Major Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 2S2.

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FEATHERSTON, Margaret Helen (née LAKE)
Peacefully in hospital in Toronto on Saturday, November 5, 2005, at the age of 77, after a ten year struggle with lung disease. Predeceased by John, her loving husband for almost 52 years, and their daughter, Ann. Dearly loved mother of Jane (Richard FERCH) and Mary (John MacKINNON) of Ottawa and Jim (Megan O'NEILL) of Richmond Hill. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth and Tom, Sarah and Julia, Erin and Kelsey. Born in Brantford, Marg studied Occupational Therapy before marrying John, whose career with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources took them to Kirkland Lake, Parry Sound, Bracebridge, Kenora and then Toronto. Wherever the family lived, Marg's steady presence and creative approach to living made it a happy and welcoming home. She will be greatly missed by many dear Friends, neighbours and family members. There will be no funeral; a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity or cause of your choice, in Margaret's name. Condolences may be sent c/o 1214 Major Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 2S2.

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FERCHAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER, Entrepreneur 1939-2005
The German-born tool-and-die maker with enormous willpower founded ATS, a Kitchener, Ontario, company that is now a global leader in automated manufacturing solutions, Sandra MARTIN writes
By Sandra MARTIN, Monday, February 14, 2005 - Page S6
A precision mechanic who arrived in Canada in 1960 with nothing but his skill, energy and ambition, Klaus WOERNER went on to become the founder of ATS, a specialized designer and supplier of automation systems, that now has 4,000 employees in 26 locations around the world and annual sales of more than $650-million. He was named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.
He wasn't a big man, but he was powerful. When he walked into a room, you could feel the crackle in the air. He could be impatient, and when he got excited his slight German accent became more pronounced, but he was very approachable and he never held a grudge.
"There was no way you could work with Klaus and not be Friends with him," said Ron JUTRAS, who has succeeded Mr. WOERNER as president of ATS. "He was a very good judge of character and he always had time for people. It didn't matter what your role was in the company, he would find a way to include you in social gatherings."
Although he wanted people in the company to bring him solutions, not problems, one of his best skills was problem solving. "He loved rolling up his sleeves and getting into a problem," Mr. JUTRAS said.
"Klaus could walk into a factory and he could see the opportunities to improve it through automation and how he could make a real difference," said Lawrence TAPP, chair of the ATS board, "and he recognized the importance of the trades and apprenticeships, which we really needed from a Canadian perspective."
"He was a business giant," said member of provincial parliament Elizabeth WITMER, former deputy premier of Ontario, "but more important, he was a very compassionate, generous human being who gave a tremendous amount back to his community, never expecting anything in return."
Klaus WOERNER, the youngest of three sons of Karl and Alice (GREMPER,) was born in Tiengen in the Black Forest area of Germany, just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Becoming a toolmaker was his dream but his hometown was too small to have an apprenticeship program. He went first to Waldshut to do an apprenticeship as a watch and clock maker and then to Switzerland to study tool and die making.
After completing a four-year apprenticeship as a precision mechanic at Braun Boverei in Switzerland, he applied for visas to Australia, South Africa and Canada, intending to immigrate to whichever country accepted him first. Canada won and he arrived in Montreal in 1960 with a job waiting for him, or so he thought, in aviation.
He showed up for work and learned his employer had shut down because of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program the previous February. He spent his first 14 years in Canada working at technical jobs and as a watch and clock maker for jeweller Gabriel Lucas in his celebrated Sherbrooke Street studio. Meanwhile, he finished his high school diploma and then studied industrial engineering at night at Sir George Williams (now Concordia) University in Montreal. Through Friends, he met his wife Anna, then a nursing student at the Royal Victoria Hospital, in the mid-1960s. "He was very charming, very elegant and very ambitious," his widow said this week. They married in Canada's centennial year and moved to Toronto in 1969 because they were worried about the economic and political instability in Quebec.
He worked for Litton Systems, then went full-time to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now University) to complete his engineering qualifications before working at the Ford Motor Company's Oakville truck plant, installing assembly lines, and then working as an engineering supervisor at Electrohome Ltd., a television manufacturer, in Kitchener.
When Electrohome decided to wind down its television business, Mr. WOERNER went out on his own and, in 1978, founded Automation Tooling Systems (ATS,) a start-up company in Kitchener building specialized equipment to enable manufacturers to take advantage of new technology.
"The idea of going into industrial automation was really sparked at Ford," Mr. WOERNER told Canadian Business magazine in 1998. "I installed all these automated weld machines and welding robots there. It was really fun work."
From those early days of building specialized machinery for the automotive industry, the company has since designed and built more than 10,000 automation systems for telecommunications, fibre optics, solar energy and other industries.
ATS was always a family business. Mr. WOERNER put a $70,000 second mortgage on his house for cash flow, his wife Anna, who was raising their two children and working part-time as a nurse, put in half-days doing secretarial work. Sales reached $370,000 that first year and grew to $1-million the next. By 1984, the company had $4-million in revenues and was growing so fast that it was consuming cash as quickly as he produced it in sales. The company was profitable, but it needed more working capital than Mr. WOERNER could provide from a line of credit at his local bank. It was the bank which suggested to Mr. WOERNER that a chartered accountant might help him increase his financing capability.
"I came to his office, and the level of activity was mind-boggling," Mr. JUTRAS said. "It was a beehive of activity. There was a tremendous pulse and energy level."
Mr. WOERNER was wearing many different hats and working closely with a bunch of people who were committed to working with him and who shared his vision, according to Mr. JUTRAS. "It was inspiring."
Essentially, Mr. JUTRAS never left. He tested his boss early on to see if he really wanted somebody to help him on the finance side. "I made him spend the money on an ad in The Globe and Mail and when he did it, I said, 'I guess he's serious,' so then I asked him if he would hire me, and he said absolutely and I came to work with him [as Chief Financial Officer] and off we went." That was June of 1985, the year revenues hit $9-million.
"Klaus always wanted to minimize the bureaucracy and to have an environment that was very team oriented and didn't have an ivory tower. I can remember him articulating his vision early on and getting out the white board and mapping out where he wanted to go. It was exciting."
Mr. JUTRAS helped to find outside investment from Aer Lingus, which gave the airline a 75-per-cent controlling interest in ATS. Giving up such a big share of the company was very hard for Mr. WOERNER, but he knew he needed the outside capital. Then in the early 1990s, after having survived downturns in the automotive and computer electronics industries, Aer Lingus was itself struggling as a result of the rising fuel costs brought on by the Persian Gulf war. They wanted to divest themselves of ATS and Mr. WOERNER seized the opportunity to retake control of his company through an employee-management buy-back offer.
A business connection who became a friend is Robert WARREN, a lawyer in the Kitchener office of Miller Thomson. He was brought in by Mr. JUTRAS to help with the first annual meeting after the company went public in 1993, a move that brought in the capital to enable ATS to expand globally. From the beginning, Mr. WARREN was impressed by his client's energy, work ethic and loyalty to his Friends, customers and employees. "He was a horse," Mr. WARREN said. "He was so strong and he lived to work. You always knew where you stood with him and I can't think of a nicer man that I've ever had the pleasure of working with."
Although they didn't know each other at the time, Robert "Bob" FERCHAT worked at Ford doing financial analysis at the same time as Mr. WOERNER was working in the technical area. They met and compared notes in totally different circumstances when Mr. FERCHAT, who has held a number of executive positions at Northern Telecom and BCE Mobile Communications and other firms, was invited to join the board of ATS in 1997.
A self-described fan of Mr. WOERNER, Mr. FERCHAT said he had enormous will power and the energy to back it up and that showed both in the creation of ATS and in his ability to make it survive through the downturns in both the high-tech and automotive industries in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There were no layoffs at ATS during those tough times because Mr. WOERNER insisted on absorbing the costs of keeping his people working. "He was very loyal to his employees," Mr. FERCHAT said, pointing out that the ATS management buyout in 1993 was offered to staff, who responded on a broad level. "He wanted them to share in his wealth and he was frustrated if the stock went down."
"There were no airs about him," said John TIBBITS, president of Conestoga College in Kitchener. "He was very direct so you never had to do a 'song and dance' for him if you wanted something." Describing Mr. WOERNER as one of Conestoga College's best Friends, Mr. TIBBITS said the relationship with ATS began in the late 1980s with co-op programs. "It was symbiotic. As they grew, we grew, too, in a number of areas, a key one being robotics and automation," he said.
Over the years, ATS gave cash, equipment, program advisers, apprenticeship programs, even an engineering building, amounting to an overall gift of at least $10-million since the mid 1990s. And he strong-armed other community leaders to make big donations as well. At least 400 Conestoga graduates work at ATS.
ATS workers and students weren't the only recipients of the WOERNER family's generosity. Six years ago the family gave $5-million to Kitchener's Centre in the Square performing arts theatre. They tried to give the money anonymously but the centre wanted to announce it publicly to help in their fundraising. Nevertheless, they declined an offer to rename the facility in their honour. They also gave money to local hospitals, to the University of Waterloo to establish a laboratory for automated manufacturing research and $100,000 to Ms. WITMER's unsuccessful run against Ernie Eves in 2002 for the leadership of the Ontario Conservative party.
The WOERNERs moved from a house in Kitchener to a 23-hectare farm outside Cambridge in the early 1980s. That's where he practised his serve in highly competitive matches on custom-built tennis courts with his wife and Friends. That's also where, perhaps in an homage to the denuded Black Forest area of his birth, he exercised his green thumb by planting more than 100,000 trees over the years.
Less than a year ago his famous energy flagged and his strength diminished. Faced with a five-week wait for an M.R.I. in Ontario, he went to the U.S. and was diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma. He kept on working, often having chemotherapy in the morning and then heading straight to the office. His only concession to ill health was to work four days a week, staying home on Fridays to recoup his strength.
"If will power could overcome cancer, he would have beaten it," said Mr. FERCHAT, adding that the challenge now is to honour his legacy. "Nobody will be moving into his office or his parking space for a long time."
Klaus Dietmar WOERNER was born in Tiengen, Germany, on October 27, 1939. He died of cancer at home on February 7. He was 65. He is survived by his wife, Anna, two children and three grandchildren. A memorial service was set for today at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., in Kitchener, Ontario

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FERDINAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
ERDLE, Hirsch " Harry"
On Thursday, February 3, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Ethel. Devoted father and father-in-law of Les and Judy, and Lois and Leo ADLER of Toronto. Cherished Zaidie of Darryl and Barry ERDLE, Stephen and Marnie ADLER, and Pamela and Alan PERLIS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edith Schwartz FERDINAND, Jack and Norma ERDLE, Reva and Patrick HARRINGTON, and brother-in-law of the late Pauline and the late David SCHACHTER, the late Mildred and the late Boris ZALEZNIAK, and the late Max SCHWARTZ. He will be sadly missed by his loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon W., Montreal on Friday, February 4 at 1: 00 p.m. Burial at the Pythian Cemetery Association Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva in Montreal. Contributions in his memory may be made to the "Ethel and Hirsch Erdle Endowment Fund" c/o The Reena Foundation, 905-763-8254, Ext. 3034.

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FERDINAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
ERDLE, Hirsch " Harry"
On Thursday, February 3, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Ethel. Devoted father and father-in-law of Les and Judy, and Lois and Leo ADLER of Toronto. Cherished Zaidie of Darryl and Barry ERDLE, Stephen and Marnie ADLER, and Pamela and Alan PERLIS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edith Schwartz FERDINAND, Jack and Norma ERDLE, Reva and Patrick HARRINGTON, and brother-in-law of the late Pauline and the late David SCHACHTER, the late Mildred and the late Boris ZALEZNIAK, and the late Max SCHWARTZ. He will be sadly missed by his loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Service took place from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon W., Montreal on Friday, February 4 at 1: 00 p.m. Burial at the Pythian Cemetery Association Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva in Montreal. Contributions in his memory may be made to the "Ethel and Hirsch ERDLE Endowment Fund" c/o The Reena Foundation, 905-763-8254, Ext. 3034.

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FERDINANDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
FERDINANDS, Ezlynne Nesta
Passed away peacefully, at Cummer Lodge, on Friday, May 13, 2005, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Claude FERDINANDS, and mother of Kenneth, John, and Frances and mother-in-law to Colleen and Vivian. Ezlynne will be missed by her grandchildren Luke, Erik, Karalyn, Kristen, Sarah, Megan, and Zachary FORBES, as well as her great-grandchildren Austyn, Allie, and Maya. Throughout her career in education Ezlynne served as a teacher, vice principal, and acting principal at the Willowdale Christian School in Toronto until her retirement in 1981. A Memorial Service will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home at 6150 Yonge Street in North York at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cummer Lodge.

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FERENC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
No smoke alarms in fatal fire
Retired couple die in bedroom; heavy smokers, police say
son frantically tries to douse fire with garden hose
By Leslie FERENC, Staff Reporter
A man who frantically tried to put out a blaze at his Scarborough home with a garden hose was unable to save his retired parents who were trapped in their second-floor bedroom.
Police say both Jack WILSON, 68, and his wife Sharon, 61, were heavy smokers and there were no smoke alarms in the home.
Emergency crews were called to 121 Hildenboro Square near Warden and McNicoll Aves. just after midnight Tuesday where they discovered the couple's son, Trevor WILSON, trying to put out the fire. Trevor, a Canada Post employee, had come home from work to find black smoke billowing from the house.
The couple was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead. Autopsies were being performed yesterday to determine the cause of death.
The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office is also investigating.
Fire officials say the blaze likely started in the kitchen but wouldn't confirm if it had been ignited by a smouldering cigarette tossed into a trash bin.
A melted plastic garbage can with cigarette butts was clearly visible amongst the charred debris sitting outside the front door of the home yesterday.
Fire Chief Bill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART confirmed there were no smoke alarms in the house.
"In this case, smoke alarms could most certainly have made the difference between life and death," he said in a release yesterday. Neighbour Chris BABANARAS, who has lived across the street from the WILSONs for 22 years, cried as he sat in his garage looking at their home, the smell of smoke still heavy in the air.
"They were a very nice family, a very quiet family," he said of Jack, a retired engineer, and wife Sharon, a nurse, and their two adult sons, Trevor and older brother Carey.
"It's hard to believe that I saw him (Jack) yesterday and he waved to me. I can't believe they are now gone."
A woman, who would only identify herself as a family friend, laid two bouquets of pink carnations next to a tree on the WILSONs' front lawn.
She said the couple's sons were together yesterday and "were pretty struck" by the deaths.
Neighbour David MILLER said he grew up with the WILSONs' sons, now in their late 20s and early 30s, and described the family as "quiet, nice people." He said he often saw Jack WILSON outside with Carey's young children.
"This is very sad and very tragic," MILLER added.
Lenny SPATAFORA, who lives directly across the street, said he arrived home about 11: 30 p.m. Monday "and didn't see anything unusual." About 20 minutes later, he could smell smoke.
"I thought my parents had been cooking and had burned something on the stove," he said yesterday.
SPATAFORA described the WILSONs as a great family.
"It's so sad to see this happen."
Yellow police tape cordoned off the property yesterday as fire officials continued their investigation.
Charred walls in the hallway of the house were clearly visible as the front door of the home remained open for most of the day yesterday. Blackened curtains fluttered through the broken windows of the front bedroom on the second floor.
With files from Travis CAMPBELL

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FERENCI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
ANDREWS, John Ivan (1916-2005)
Passed away suddenly on Monday, May 30th, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Loving father of Rick (Mona), Dan, Bob, Mel, Marlene FERENCI (Carlo), Mary (late Ed), Jo-Anne SCAVUZZO (Frank,) and Dianne LASZCZUK (Wally.) Dearest grandfather (Dido) to Greg, Ben, Scott, Lisa, David, Kevin, Michael, Andrea, Andrew, Christopher, Christina, Emma and Eric. Dear brother of Olga BOYECHKO, Andrew, Harry and Steve TOFFIN and the late Mary FENIUK and Mike. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, June 3rd, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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FERENCOWICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-14 published
FERENCOWICH (FRANKOVICH,) John
At London Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, March 12, 2005, John FERENCOWICH in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Stephanie FERENCOWICH. Dear father of Marion FERENCOWICH of London, Terry FRANKOVICH (Marie) of Appin and Delia WRIGHT (Chris) of London. Brother of Mike FRANKOVICH of London and Ollie DUNCAN of Washago. Loving grandfather of Monica FRANKOWICH and Justin WRIGHT. Predeceased by his grand_son Adam FRANKOVICH (2001.) Visitors will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. Funeral Mass in Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, 707 Nelson St. on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Entombment St. Peter's Cemetery. Panachyda Monday evening at 7: 30 p.m.

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FERENCZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
DOROSZ, Jan
Jan of Saint Thomas, on Friday, May 13, 2005, at his late residence, as a result of a heart attack, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Mary DOROSZ and dear father of Bill DOROSZ and his partner Anita of London and his children Michelle and her husband Mike CHARD and their children Jazmin and Sam of Port Hope, Keesha and her fiancé Phil and Jonas and his fiancée Daralyn of B.C., Christine and her husband Ron BENWELL and their daughter Bruke and her husband Mike FERENCZ and their sons Jake and Josh, of Saint Thomas, Robert DOROSZ and his wife Vicky of Courtney, British Columbia and their children Jenny and her husband Kevin BOUCHARD and their daughters Brittany, Ashley, Gabrielle, Amy and her husband Mathew HAINES and their sons Mchale and Kayson and Ellie DOROSZ all of B.C.
Jan was born in Poland on August 4, 1922, the son of the late Michael and Sophie DOROSZ. He came to Canda in 1948 and worked at Ric-Wil Industries. He was a member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund.

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FERENCZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-20 published
FERENCZ, Mátyás " Matthew"
Mr. Mátyás " Matthew" FERENCZ of Maich Crescent, Brantford, a man who loved life as much as he loved his family, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, in his 64th year. Member of the Delhi District Hungarian House and the Canadian Auto Workers. son of the late Mátyás and Gizella (KÁNYA) FERENCZ. Matthew was born in Csiksomlyó, Erdély on January 31st, 1942 and immigrated to Canada in 1987. Beloved husband of Olga FERENCZ (née HAJDU.) Dear father of Andrea FERENCZ (George PUTOCZKI,) Oakville and Tünde "Cindy" FERENCZ (Glen HAMMOND,) Milton. Dear brother and brother-in-law of István FERENCZ (Izabella,) Imre FERENCZ (Klára) and János Hajdu (Katalin.) Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi, for visitation on Thursday, October 20th, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and for Prayer Service at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Delhi on Friday morning at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend Ferenc SZATMARI officiating. Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, Oakville. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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FERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
FERG, Orma M. (GILL)
At Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario on Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 Orma M. (GILL) FERG of London, (formerly of Petrolia) in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Survived by her daughter Maxine and her husband Keith of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Gary and Paul. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held in the chapel of A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Inurnment of cremated remains at Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or the Canadian National Insti tute for the Blind, London Chapter, 749 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FERGUESON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
METCALF, Helen (née ARMSTRONG)
Passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord, at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Helen METCALF (née ARMSTRONG) 87 years, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Carl METCALF (2001.) Dear mother of William and Janet METCALF of Sarnia, Ross and Thelma METCALF of Bright's Grove, Murray and Sharon METCALF of Medina, Ohio, David and Roberta METCALF of Wadsworth, Ohio and Norma and Stephen FERGUESON of Bright's Grove. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren. Mrs. METCALF was predeceased by a brother, Clinton ARMSTRONG. Visitors will be received on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., with Mr. Norman CRAWFORD officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Gideons or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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FERGUESON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
METCALF, Helen (née ARMSTRONG)
Passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord, at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Helen METCALF (née ARMSTRONG) 87 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Carl METCALF (2001.) Dear mother of William and Janet METCALF of Sarnia, Ross and Thelma METCALF of Bright's Grove, Murray and Sharon METCALF of Medina, Ohio, David and Roberta METCALF of Wadsworth, Ohio and Norma and Stephen FERGUESON of Bright's Grove. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Mrs. METCALF was predeceased by a brother, Clinton ARMSTRONG.
Mrs. METCALF was in fellowship at Lakeshore Gospel Hall. Visitors will be received on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., with Mr. Norman CRAWFORD officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Gideons or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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FERGUESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
MILLER, Thomas Edward (a.k.a. Grumpy) (April 27, 1955-May 8, "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what they say you cannot do."
Tom fought long and hard for six years teaching us all the value of love, courage and plain old-fashioned stubbornness. Loving father, teacher and friend, Tom leaves behind his wife of thirty years, Rita MILLER (BRIAND) and his children, April, Kristie and Adam and second father to Amanda Q. son of Thomas MILLER Sr. and Jacqueline (née MOIR.) Loving brother of Dianne (Ron) BEVAND, Bruce (Donna DUN) MILLER and Sharon VANDERLANS. Loving son-in-law of Rita BRIAND. Brother-in-law of Sharon FERGUESON, David (Michelle) BRIAND, Gerald (Sharon) BRIAND, Darla (Kent) GRIFFIN, Peter (Lisa) BRIAND. Hugs and kisses from all nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father-in-law, Peter BRIAND and brother-in-law, Charlie BRIAND. Family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support given to them over the past several years. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., Newmarket (905-898-2100) from 7-9 Tuesday, May 10 and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005. Donations may be made to the Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Centre-Cancer Clinic. Friends are welcome to sign theonline book of condolence atwww.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com

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FERGURSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
MOLYNEUX, John Michael " Jack"
Peacefully, with all his family by his side, at his home, in Guelph, on Monday, May 30, 2005. Jack MOLYNEUX, in his 86th year, was the beloved husband of the late Irene (Jones) MOLYNEUX (1980) and best friend of the late Millie BROWN (2003.) He was the loving father of Al and his wife Lynne of Guelph, and Gillian and her husband Scott FERGURSON of Manilla, Philippines. Jack was the proud grandfather of David, Paul, Julie, Mark and Chelsey. He was the dear brother of Bill and Jane, both of England, and the late Hilda. Jack will be fondly remembered by Barb WILSON and Erla McGOWAN. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, "Hart Chapel", 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005 in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or Wellington Hospice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home or condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-22 published
SMITH, Marion Grace (WILSON)
Marion Grace (WILSON) SMITH passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Sunday June 12, 2005 in her 57th year. Beloved wife and best friend for 36 years of Bruce SMITH of Arthur. Dear mother of Shelda and Greg MORPHY of Moorefield, Don and Debbie SMITH of Flesherton, Darlene and John SINCLAIR of Elora and Shaun SMITH and friend Ronda SCHNURR of Arthur. Loving grandma of Stanley, Isaac, Sadie and Shayna. Much cherished daughter of Leonard and Grace WILSON of Mount Forest. Sadly missed by her brothers and sisters Ruth and Jack DRIMMIE of Holstein, Joan and Gord MacCANNELL of Orangeville, Dorothy and Murray WHITE/WHYTE of Paisley, Ken WILSON and friend Connie COOK of Dundalk, Don and Janice WILSON of Belwood, Joyce and Steve DEKRUYF of Burford and Rob WILSON of Calgary, Alberta. Dear sister-in-law to Olive and Roy POIRIER of Dundas, Archie and Vi SMITH of Mount Forest, May and Delmer SLACK of Holstein, Ray and Marie SMITH of Valgagne, Chris and Alex PATTERSON of Hanover. Lovingly remembered by her precious Aunt Isabelle DRURY. Survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marion was fond of people both young and old. She spent most of her time caring for her family. Her passions were being involved with the Arthur United Church and the love of her grandchildren.
Friends and family gathered at Crawford Funeral Home in Arthur on Monday June 13 and Tuesday June 14. The funeral service was held on Wednesday June 15 at the Arthur United Church at 11 a.m.
The service opened with a solo of "Jesus Loves Me" by Reverend Jeff McCRACKEN. Reverend Bruce DICKSON/DIXON did the recollection of Marion SMITH's life. Lloyd LATOUR sang one of Marion's favourite hymns entitled "How Great Thou Art." Marnie MAINLAND and Faye CRAGI read Scripture.
Rev. Martin DAWSON's message entitled "Leading a Life That God Would Like", described Marion as having qualities exemplifying those of a "Saint".
A piper from the Mississauga Fire Brigade lead the procession out of the church with a beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace." Interment was in Greenfield Cemetery in Arthur.
Honorary Pallbearers were Al McEACHERN, Don WILSON, Ken WILSON and Rob WILSON. Pallbearers were Sandor BEDO, Daryl DEKRUYF, Dale MacCANNELL, Kevin MacCANNELL, Wayne MacDONALD and Bill MAINLAND. Flowerbearers were Debbie FERGUSON, Velda JACK, Colleen JOHNSON, Alex MacCABE, Lee Ann MacCANNELL, and Jenna WILSON. Remembrances were made to Arthur United Church, Groves Memorial Hospital Building Fund or of one's choice - all are very much appreciated by the family.
A Tribute To Marion
(written by one of Marion's special Friends)
Such a special friend is so hard to find, and we were so blessed to call you "mine".
You cherished your family with love and pride, and graciously took each day in stride.
Together with Bruce you shared a wonderful life, you each chose so well for a husband and wife.
Your children you cherished, your precious grandchildren as well, with each new arrival your heart would swell.
Your gardens, your flowers you tended with care, your gifts and your talents you would unselfishly share.
Your quiet little chuckle, your beautiful brown eyes, your welcoming home, your meals and your pies.
As a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a grandma, an aunt, a niece or a friend, you loved each and everyone right to the end.
In cards we were told we didn't play our hands, so we laughed and we chuckled and tried a new plan.
But trying to play like the men soon went amuck, because they really never had a plan.. just plain old luck.
A campfire, a New Years eve party, a visit... whatever, we always had such a great time together
We will cherish always these wonderful things, especially now that you've been given your angel wings.
We know not what the Lord has in His plan, so we will carry on bravely and try to understand.
Your journey has been such an incredible one, but far too soon, that journey was done.
Your reward in Heaven will be great I know, for your faith and your courage you would always show.
Some days like these in life it seems the pleasures are few, but we only have to recall what a pleasure it was to have a friend like you!
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-11-30 published
FERGUSON, Doris
May 25, 1934.
A tribute of love to our Mother who left her#18 years ago.
Our Mother was a special gift,
One we thought would always stay.
We never thought the day would come,
That she would go away.
Our hearts are full of love and tears,
Wishing that we could have had you for many more years.
Your friendly smile and your constant love,
Have been so sadly missed.
God has you forever in his loving care,
We have you forever in our hearts and thoughts.
-Your loving daughters, Lois, Gladys and Judy.
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-14 published
GRAY/GREY, Marian
Peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, December 12, 2005 at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Bill MUNSHAW. Loving mother of Brent GRAY/GREY and Janis and her husband Cory BANNERMAN. Devoted grandmother of Sydney GRAY/GREY and Mackenzie and Cooper BANNERMAN. Dear daughter of Vernitt FERGUSON and sister of Doreen LOUGHEED and Glen FERGUSON. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment at Horning's Mills Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Cancer Society or Shelburne Hospital would be appreciated.
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-21 published
FERGUSON, Willis
Entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Friday, December 16, 2005 in his 73rd year. Beloved son of the late Edward and Ena FERGUSON. Survived by a sister Pauline KING of Aurora and a sister-in-law Jean FERGUSON (the late Dougal FERGUSON.) Will be fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Spring interment in Salem Cemetery. Donations to the South East Grey Support Services or the Salem Cemetery would be appreciated. Visitation took place on Monday and on Tuesday before the time of service.
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-03-30 published
SUTCLIFFE, Wilbert
Peacefully, at Grey Gables, Markdale, Sunday March 20, 2005. Wilbert 'Wib' SUTCLIFFE of Markdale in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Edna and the late Ruth. Survived by sisters-in-law Grace WHEILDON of Markdale, Shirley DICKSON/DIXON of Mitchell and brother-in-law Maurice QUINTON of Owen Sound, and the family of the late Ruth SUTCLIFFE (HOLLEY.) Sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. Friends called at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening, where Reverend Neil PARKER officiated a funeral service held Thursday March 24, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Chaplain Kathryn HAINES gave a eulogy. Music included the congregational hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus', accompanied by pianist David FRIES. Arnold ROSENBURG, Will MOORE, Howard GREIG, Hob PRINGLE, Terry McKAY and Cornelius VLIELANDER served as pall bearers. Honorary bearers were George HALL, Bob HALL, Terry BUCKLEY, Ken FERGUSON, John HALVERSON and Dyson SEABROOK. A recessional honour guard was formed by the past and present members of the Councils of the Township of Chatsworth, and the County of Grey. lnterment in Markdale Cemetery. Donations were directed to Grey Gables Residents' Fund, or the charity of choice.
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-24 published
FERGUSON, Florence Matilda (née ROBINSON)
At Georgian Heights, in Owen Sound, on Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, in her 87th year. Florence Matilda FERGUSON (née ROBINSON,) the beloved wife of the late Alan Duncan FERGUSON. The loving aunt of Carol and her husband, Steve WARD, Susan (Mrs. Palzy DENIS,) Nancy and her husband, Raymond QUAN, Mac FERGUSON and his wife, Kelly and Anna and her husband, Neil DALGARNO. Loving great-aunt of Ciara, Sean, Melissa, Erin, Jordan, Amelia, Margot, Michele, Mark and Steven. Great-great-aunt of Hailey-Rose. Dear sister-in-law of Agnes (Mrs. John FERGUSON) and Keith FERGUSON. Fondly remembered by her Friends in Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Leonard ROBINSON. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, on Wednesday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-21 published
FERGUSON, Florence Matilda - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Florence Matilda FERGUSON Late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, who died on or about the 22nd day of January, 2005, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 28th day of April, 2005; thereafter the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Owen Sound this 4th day of April, 2005.
Steven Douglas WARD, Estate Trustee
by his Solicitors,
Middlebro' and Stevens LLP
1030 2nd Avenue East, Box 100
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 5P1
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-28 published
SHOWELL, Margaret Ethel (née FERGUSON)
Peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, July 26th, 2005. In her 91st year, Margaret Ethel SHOWELL (née FERGUSON) the beloved wife of the late Ronald Bannerman SHOWELL. Loving mother of Eleanor (Mrs. John GARD,) Marie and her husband Orville COOK, Hardy, Joyce and her husband Jack NIENHUIS, and Roger SHOWELL. Predeceased by her daughter, Nancy (Mrs. Walter SCALES.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Calvary Missionary Church on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. (One Hour of visitation at the Church prior to service). Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or to 100 Huntley Street would be appreciated by the family.
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-29 published
SHOWELL, Margaret Ethel (née FERGUSON)
Peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, July 26th, 2005. In her 91st year, Margaret Ethel SHOWELL (née FERGUSON) the beloved wife of the late Ronald Bannerman SHOWELL. She will be lovingly remembered. Loving mother of Eleanor (Mrs. Jack GARD,) Marie and her husband, Orville COOK, Hardy SHOWELL, Joyce and her husband Jack NIENHUIS, and Roger SHOWELL and his wife Maureen. Loving grandmother of nineteen grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter, Nancy and her late husband Walter SCALES, one great-grandchild, by her three sisters, Mary SHOWELL, Dorothy FLOOD, Alice DODGE, and by her two brothers, Gordon FERGUSON and Charles FERGUSON (in infancy). Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday, July 31st, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Calvary Missionary Church, 655 10th Street West, Owen Sound - Telephone (519) 376-4179, on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. (One hour of visitation prior to service). Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, or to 100 Huntley Street would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to son Roger for staying with Mom these last few years to enable her to remain in her home; to Community Care Access Centre for all their help and support especially Cherie, Edna, Hilda and Nancy; and to those in the neighbourhood who have befriended and supported Mom and Roger in many loving ways.
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FERGUSON o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-23 published
MONINGER, Beulah Mae (née FERGUSON)
Beulah Mae MONINGER a resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2005 in her 89th year. Beulah was a member of the United Church Women at Salem, past member of the Rebekah Lodge and dairy farmed on the North River Line. She is the daughter of the late Mary Ann (SUDS) and William John FERGUSON and step-daughter of Jennie Deacon (JOHNSON.) Beloved wife of the late Joiner MONINGER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Harold and Donna of Wallaceburg, Brenda and Steve MILLS of Port Lambton and Lonnie and Lorie of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Jason and Stacey, Stuart and Kristine, Brad, Dustin, Clayton and Ryan MONINGER, David and Lisa MILLS and Janet & Paul VANDEGUCHTE. Great grandmother of Taylor, Matthew, Magan, Nicolle, Rebecca, Zakary, Katarena. Sister and sister-in-law of Dorothy and Ford NEWMAN of Sarnia and the late Evelyn and Clayton LINDSAY, John and Marjorey FERGUSON and Bernice and Gene LAWING. The family received relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin), in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Linda MAW and Bonnie HARVEY on Monday, March 21, 2005 in the chapel at 1 p.m. The interment followed at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Tupperville Zion United Church or Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-02 published
Nick MYRONUK
In loving memory of Nick MYRONUK, a longtime resident of Copper Cliff and employee at the Inco Oxygen Plant, who passed away in Oakville, Ontario on January 21st at the age of 90. He was predeceased by his loving wife Emily. He is survived by daughters Glorea of Little Current and Delores (husband Charlie) FERGUSON of Oakville. Beloved grandfather to Lisa, Graham and Heather (CORNWALL) and great grandfather to Haile, Jensen and Parker CORNWALL. He will be laid to rest with Emily in Bayfield, Ontario.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-09 published
Kenneth CAMPBELL
Kenneth CAMPBELL of Espanola passed away at the Espanola General Hospital on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 in his 74th year.
Beloved husband of Veronica (née HEBERT) CAMPBELL of Espanola. Dear son of the late Percy
& Gracie (née FERGUSON) CAMPBELL. Loving father of David (wife Sue), Janice CAMPBELL and Melissa (Mrs. Barry LENDRUM) all of Espanola, Lynda CAMPBELL and Jim (wife Lynn) both of Sudbury, Garry CAMPBELL of Ajax, Leslie (partner Nancy) of Brantford and the late Larry. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Kerri, Joseph, Renee, Angie, Jonathon, Lee Anne, Tatyana, Calum, Treanna, Erin and great-grandchild, Danielle. Predeceased by grandchildren Paula and Kiera. Very dear brother of Lloyd (wife Martha,) Mrs. Phyllis SHEPPARD both of Espanola, Marie (Mrs. Ray GAGNON) of Elliot Lake, Bob (wife Diane) of Sudbury and the late Ross CAMPBELL, Ron CAMPBELL, Irene FAGAN, Eleanor CAMPBELL and Leonard CAMPBELL. No visitation or funeral service by family request. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-03-02 published
Thomas Morley WRIGHT
In loving memory of Thomas Morley WRIGHT, September 17, 1930 - February 22, 2005 who died at his home on Tuesday morning, age 74 years.
Dear husband of Doreen (née BOWERMAN) of Manitowaning. Loved father of Renny and wife Judy, Tammy and husband B.J. LAFLEUR, all of Manitowaning. Special grandfather of Darin (Abbie), Darrell (Stephanie), Trevor (Beverly), Rodney (Stacey), Rhonda (Pat), Tania (Andrew) and great grandfather of Bailey, Madison, Riley, Randy and Braiden. Remembered by siblings Ivan (predeceased) and wife Phyllis, Linda WRIGHT, both of Sault Ste. Marie, Lyla (husband Harry PINEAULT predeceased) of Windsor, Maimie and husband Bill SIM of Manitowaning, Ruby (husband Bob CANNARD predeceased) of Mindemoya, Phyllis (predeceased) and husband Willard COSBY of Little Current, Pearl (predeceased) and husband Glen FERGUSON of Onaping, Frank and wife Rhonda of Killarney, Betty (husband Eli MADAHBEE predeceased) of Sucker Creek, Donald and Irene (both predeceased,) predeceased by Lyle, Reola and husband Nick RUZYSKI (both predeceased.)
A gathering of family and Friends to celebrate and remember the life lived by a wonderful man was held at 2 pm on Friday, February 25, 2005 in Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-21 published
VAN RUITENBURG, Harry
At Bluewater Health - Norman Site, Sarnia, on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Harry VAN RUITENBURG, 69 years, of Wyoming. Beloved husband of Bernice (née BOERSMA.) Dear father of Harry and Audrey of Wyoming, Judy and Dave CLARK of Wyoming, Bill and Kelly of Petrolia and Heather VAN RUITENBURG of Wyoming and her fiance Duncan FERGUSON. Dear grandfather of Jared, Marisa, Caleb, Josiah, Alyssa, Kristopher, Justin and Camy. Dear son of Hendrika VAN RUITENBURG of The Netherlands. Dear son-in-law of Jane BOERSMA of Wyoming. Dear brother of Leen and Els, Pete and Ina and Bert VAN RUITENBURG all of the Netherlands. Predeceased by an infant daughter in 1963 and his father, Arie VAN RUITENBURG. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Wyoming Christian Reformed Church. Reverend Vic VANDER MOLEN officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Bluewater Health Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-23 published
Former Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission chairperson Harry BOYLE had ties to region
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Toronto -- Harry BOYLE, a former broadcaster and chairperson of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, has died at age 89. BOYLE, who made his career in broadcasting, was also known as an author, humourist and broadcast regulator.
He was born in 1915 in St. Augustine and after graduating from school, worked for the Goderich Signal Star and several western Ontario weekly newspapers.
According to BOYLE's biographies on the Canadian Communications Foundation and Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications websites, he started his broadcasting career in the 1930s, accepting a job with a radio station in Wingham, developing shows that focused on local news.
He stayed at the station for five years before accepting a position as district editor of the Stratford Beacon Herald. He soon met Don FAIRBURN, who worked for the newly formed Canadian Broadcasting Corp., and asked BOYLE to interview for a job at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
BOYLE started working at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in 1942 as a farm commentator and then director, later joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. television service in the 1960s, serving as program director and executive producer.
During the late 1940s, BOYLE moved into production and was appointed director of the Trans-Canada Network. When the Dominion Network was established, BOYLE created the feature show Assignment, which reflected "homey" local stories from across Canada.
Among BOYLE's accomplishments was Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Wednesday Night -- launched in 1947 as three non-commercial hours that offered opera, musicals, classical and original plays and documentaries.
BOYLE established a reputation as a creative programmer who defended the independence of producers against management restrictions. He also launched the careers of many well-known Canadian broadcasters, including Max FERGUSON and the comedy team Wayne and Shuster.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-30 published
FERGUSON, D.D. "Fern" (née McVICAR)
Mrs. D.D. (Fern) Ferguson (née McVICAR) passed away at the McCormick Home on 29 January, 2005. She is survived by her son, Duncan (and his wife Euna), her granddaughter Meghan, and her sister, Mary FRASER. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Duncan D. FERGUSON, M.D. and her brothers Archie and Reid McVICAR. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins in the McVICAR and FERGUSON families.
Fern was born in Wardsville, Ontario and soon after moved to Winnipeg, where she grew up. She then returned to London, Ontario, where she studied to become a Registered Nurse at Victoria Hospital School of Nursing. While there, she met and later married Dr. FERGUSON. Fern was an active member of First St. Andrew's United Church for many years. In 2001, her 40 years of service with the Victoria Hospital Auxiliary was recognized with a certificate of appreciation for her "significant contribution". She took delight in her service to others, and had a way of making people feel special. One of the gentle people is gone. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne Streets) on Monday, January 31, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Doctor David McKANE officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. On-line condolences may be addressed to www.loganfh.ca. Memorial donations may be made to the McCormick Home Foundation Building Fund. The staff of McCormick Home have been exemplary in the care of, and their caring for Fern from her first day to her last minutes, and their compassion for the family was no less exemplary. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Fern Ferguson.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-07 published
FERGUSON, Gerda
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother, on Friday, February 4, 2005. Gerda FERGUSON of Rodney, beloved wife of the late Harold FERGUSON. Loving mother of Elinor (Sal) MEROLA, Fran (Bill) POWELL, late beloved son Paul (Jean) FERGUSON. Loving Grandmother of Ingrid (Guy,) Heather (Kenneth), Lisa (Mike), Richard (Carolyn), Ken (Meg), Matt (Sam), Jeffrey (Melinda,) and the late Laura FERGUSON. Loving great-grandmother of Cassandra, Cabrina, Jamelyn, Kenny, Christopher, Julianne, Andrew, Madelyn, Cassidy, Mark and Dylan. Dear sister of Esther CHRISTENSEN, Morris HANSEN and the late John HANSEN. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. At Mom's request, no flowers. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide St. N London N6B 3H8 would be appreciated by the family. A. Milliard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, entrusted with arrangements. On line condolences at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-09 published
FERGUSON, Laurence Keith
At London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus, London on Sunday, February 6, 2005 Laurence Keith FERGUSON of London in his 49th year, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. Laurence hailed from Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated to Canada in his twenties. He had a successful career as an optician, while raising his beloved children Chris, 23 and Julia, 12, with is former wife Lynn. His last employer was Cummins Optical in Masonville Place, where he earned the respect of customers and staff alike. He spent the last seven years enjoying life as part of a second family with his partner Kelly. Laurence was the epitome of a family. His many interests included reading and collecting books (his collection of hard cover books number 500, including many first editions). He loved classical music, and was an accomplished pianist. He was a great scrabble and crossword aficionado, and loved to work with wood.
He is survived by Chris and Julia, James and Mavis, Stephen, Melissa, Jacob and Hannah FERGUSON, many members of his deceased mother Hannah's family and the FERGUSON family and also Kelly and Emily, Valerie and Lionel HURST, and Tracy and Robby LONG. Special thanks to Dr. CHIN- YEE, Chaplain Susan NICKEL and the nurses and staff at the chemotherapy ward and the 7th floor of Westminster Campus, Tower Two. Friends will be received by the family 1 hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London on Thursday, February 10th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Chaplain Susan NICKEL officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Hematology Memorial Fund, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, N6A 4G5. "Live Strong"

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
FERGUSON, Laurence Keith
At London Health Sciences Centre -Westminster Campus, London on Sunday, February 6, 2005 Laurence Keith FERGUSON of London in his 49th year, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. Laurence hailed from Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated to Canada in his twenties. He had a successful career as an optician, while raising his beloved children Chris, 23 and Julia, 12, with his former wife Lynn. His last employer was Cummins Optical in Masonville Place, where he earned the respect of customers and staff alike. He spent the last seven years enjoying life as part of a second family with his partner Kelly. Laurence was the epitome of a family man. His many interests included reading and collecting books (his collection of hard cover books number 500, including many first editions). He loved classical music, and was an accomplished pianist. He was a great scrabble and crossword aficionado, and loved to work with wood.
He is survived by Chris and Julia, James and Mavis, Stephen, Melissa, Jacob and Hannah FERGUSON, many members of his deceased mother Hannah's family and the FERGUSON family and also Kelly and Emily, Valerie and Lionel HURST, and Tracy, Robby, Cameron and Hannah LONG. Special thanks to Dr. CHIN- YEE, Chaplain Susan NICKEL and the nurses and staff at the chemotherapy ward and the 7th floor of Westminster Campus, Tower Two. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London on Thursday, February 10th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Chaplain Susan NICKEL officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Hematology Memorial Fund, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, N6A 4G5. "Live Strong"

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
SEWERS, Bethea Ruth (NICKEL)
At Wingham and District Hospital, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Mrs. Ruth SEWERS of Wingham, age 81 years. The former Ruth NICKEL beloved wife of the late Russell SEWERS who predeceased her in September 2004. Dear mother of Bryan and Evelyn SEWERS of Big Bay, Faye BOLGER of Blyth, Dale and Debbie SEWERS of London, Regge SEWERS of Wingham and Mayme and Brian GIBBONS of R.R.#3 Wingham. Loving sister of George and Beth NICKEL and Ada AITCHISON of Wingham and Stuart and Eletta AITKEN of Kincardine. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Predeceased by her brother Carl NICKEL and by her sister Margaret FERGUSON. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Thursday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxillary Service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. Interment in McIntosh Cemetery, Carrick Township. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
FOGLTON, William R.
Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his family's love, on February 25, 2005, William R. FOGLTON in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Mary (TOMYN) FOGLTON. Dearest father of Gary (Mary Lou) FOGLTON of London and Angela (Martin) MOOLYK of Edmonton, Alberta. Cherished grandfather (Dido) to Michelle, Katie and Brenda FOGLTON and Tatianna MOOLYK. Brother of John (Gloria) FOGLTON, Arizona, Olga PETTIT, Tillsonburg. Jack (Joan) FOGLTON, Delhi, Nellie FREELAND, Kitchener, Anne (Bob) FERGUSON, London, and Rose (Earl) KELLY, Simcoe. Brother-in-law of Jim ZERBES, Delhi. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Stephanie, sister Margaret KADEY and husband Earl, sister Theresa ZERBES, sister-in-law Ramona FOGLTON, brother-in-law Stan PETTIT, brother and sister-in-law Nick and Anne TOMYN. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Bill was a World War 2 veteran and a 40 year employee of John Labatt Ltd. Visitors will be received on Monday from 1: 30-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street. Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church (Dundas and Oakland) on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1151 Florence Street, London, N5W 2M1 gratefully acknowledged.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-06 published
BONTHRON, Doris Marcella (formerly GROSSER, née SARARAS)
Surrounded by her family, Doris Marcella BONTHRON of London and formerly of Hensall passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, on Friday, March 4th, 2005 in her 88th year. Doris was born September 10, 1917, the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth SARARAS. Doris was the loving Mother of Bryan BONTHRON (Brenda,) Bevan BONTHRON (Bonnie), Janice BONTHRON, and Shelley POPOVICH (Al.) Cherished grandmother to: Chris and Sinead BONTHRON, Toronto Katie and Alex BEWLEY, Toronto; Amy BONTHRON and her fiance Troy BRYSON, London; Heidi and Paul NEEDHAM, London; Erin and Malcolm FERGUSON, Toronto; Shawn POPOVICH, London; Robert and Christy TAUNTON, London and Juliana TAUNTON, Caronport, Saskatchewan. Dear great-grandmother to Robyn and Benjamin BONTHRON and Maya BEWLEY all of Toronto. She is survived by her sister Greta REED of Orangeville and by her sister-in-law Grace SARARAS of Exeter. Doris was predeceased by her husbands, Roy GROSSER (Royal Canadian Air Force 1944) and Harold BONTHRON (1973,) her brothers and sisters, Laura, Clara, Edna, Earl and Ross, and by her son Shawn (1954). Visitation will be held on Monday 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 and committal services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend George VAIS officiating. Private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Exeter Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doris are asked to consider the Canadian Blood Services or the charity of their choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
BONTHRON, Doris Marcella (née SARARAS)
Surrounded by her family, Doris Marcella BONTHRON of London and formerly of Hensall passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, on Friday, March 4th, 2005 in her 88th year. Doris was born September 10, 1917, the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth SARARAS. Doris was the loving Mother of Bryan BONTHRON (Brenda,) Bevan BONTHRON (Bonnie), Janice BONTHRON, and Shelley POPOVICH (Al.) Cherished grandmother to: Chris and Sinead BONTHRON, Toronto Katie and Alex BEWLEY, Toronto; Amy BONTHRON and her fiance Troy BRYSON, London; Heidi and Paul NEEDHAM, London; Erin and Malcolm FERGUSON, Toronto; Shawn POPOVICH, London; Robert and Christy TAUNTON, London and Juliana TAUNTON, Caronport, Saskatchewan. Dear great-grandmother to Robyn and Benjamin BONTHRON and Maya BEWLEY all of Toronto. She is survived by her sister Greta REED of Orangeville and by her sister-in-law Grace SARARAS of Exeter. Doris was predeceased by her husbands, Roy GROSSER (Royal Canadian Air Force 1944) and Harold BONTHRON (1973,) her brothers and sisters, Laura, Clara, Edna, Earl and Ross, and by her son Shawn (1954). Visitation will be held on Monday 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 and committal services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend George VAIS officiating. Private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Exeter Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doris are asked to consider the Canadian Blood Services or the charity of their choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
MONINGER, Beulah Mae (née FERGUSON)
Beulah Mae, a resident of Wallaceburg, on Friday, March 18, 2005 in her 89th year. Beulah was a member of the United Church Women at Salem, past member of the Rebekah Lodge and dairy farmed on the North River Line. She is the daughter of the late Mary Ann (SUDS) and William John FERGUSON and step-daughter of Jennie Deacon (JOHNSON.) Beloved wife of the late Joiner MONINGER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Harold and Donna of Wallaceburg, Brenda and Steve MILLS of Port Lambton and Lonnie and Lorie of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Jason and Stacey, Stuart and Kristine, Brad, Dustin, Clayton and Ryan MONINGER, David and Lisa MILLS and Janet and Paul VANDEGUCHTE. Great-grandmother of 7. Sister and sister-in-law Dorothy and Ford NEWMAN of Sarnia and the late Evelyn and Clayton LINDSAY, John and Marjorey FERGUSON and Bernice and Gene LAWING. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. The funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Linda MAW and Bonnie HARVEY on Monday, March 21, in the Chapel at 1 p.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Tupperville Zion United Church or Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
BURT, Ronald Oliver
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness with Leukemia, on Friday, March 25, 2005, Ronald Oliver BURT of London, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Audrey Florence (Cooper). Dear father of Rick Ronald, Christopher William and Erica Margaret. son of Gertrude Margaret (FERGUSON) and the late Oliver Frederick BURT (1956.) Step-son of the late George JOHNSTON. For funeral arrangements please contact Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, London Health Sciences Foundation or the Community Care Access Centre would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
BURT, Ronald Oliver
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness with Leukemia, on Friday, March 25, 2005, Ronald Oliver BURT of London, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Audrey Florence (COOPER.) Dear father of Rick Ronald, Randa Lee VANDERTUIN, Christopher William and Erica Margaret. son of Gertrude Margaret (FERGUSON) and the late Oliver Frederick BURT (1956.) Stepson of the late George JOHNSTON. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a Memorial Service on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. (Visitation one hour pior). A private interment has taken place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, London Health Sciences Foundation or the Community Care Access Centre would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
FERGUSON, Alfred T. " Alf"
At the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, Alfred T. (Alf) FERGUSON formerly of Thomas Street, Saint Marys, age 87 years. Beloved husband of May (HARRIS) FERGUSON. Loving father of Joan WHITCOMBE of Plantation, Florida, Donald FERGUSON and wife Nancy of Saint Marys and Dave FERGUSON and wife Marilyn of Saint Thomas. Proud grandfather of Wendy, Tracy, Shelley and Fred, Stephanie and Martin, Jason and Cassie and great grandfather of Joanna, Justin, Jessica, Vanessa, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Skylar, Brendon, Quinton, Ashley. Dear brother in law of Daisy GAVIN of London, Lexie HARRIS of Sebringville. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Minnie (PECKHAM) FERGUSON, a brother Harry FERGUSON. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., St. Marys on Thursday from 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church (65 Church St. S.) on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 1: 00pm with the Reverend Dr. Dalice SIM officiating. Interment will follow is Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
WATSON, Lynda May (WHITING)
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, Lynda May (WHITING) WATSON of London in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Richard EVANS of Komoka. Survived by her daughter Dell FERGUSON of London. Missed by her good friend Ron and loved by Patti, Camron, Trevor and Sarah-Anne. Predeceased by her husband Robert Mason WATSON and her son Kenneth Robert FERGUSON. At Lynda's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation. Donations to the charity of choice grateful ly acknowledged. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
FERGUSON- MOHRING, Deanna (May 1972-April 2004)
One year ago you left my side
You said you couldn't stay
An Angel came from up above
To take your soul away
I have no fear of dying
For I know that I will see
The beautiful face of an Angel
That Angel's name is Dee
I miss you... Love Mom

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
FERGUSON- MOHRING, Dee
In loving memory of our sister and Auntie, Dee who left us one year ago today.
May the winds of love blow softly
And whisper so you'll hear
That we will always love and miss you
And wish that you were here.
Always in our hearts, Michelle, Garth, and Connor.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
MOHRING, Deanna (FERGUSON)
In loving memory of my granddaughter Deanna, who passed away on April 6th, 2004.
Time slips by, but memories stay
Quietly remembered everyday
Happy thoughts of times together
Memories that will last forever.
May the winds of love blow safely
And whisper so you'll hear
That I will always love and miss you
And wish that you were here.
Love and hugs, Grammie Claus.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
MOHRING, Deanna (FERGUSON)
In loving memory of our sister and aunt, Deanna, who passed away on April 6th, 2004.
We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we'll never part
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.
Love Don, Mary, Andrew, Stephanie and Lorraine.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
THORNDYCRAFT, Verna Grace (formerly DAWSON, née WALLACE)
Verna Grace (WALLACE, DAWSON) with family and Friends by her side, Verna was released from this life peacefully in her home at Kensington Village in London, Ontario on April 6, 2005. A loving, caring person who always thought of others before herself. Born in 1917, the youngest daughter to Ephram WALLACE and Elsie LETHBRIDGE. Loving sister to the former Verina SYKES. Married in 1937 to Edwin DAWSON, who was tragically taken from her in 1947, and then in 1950 to William THORNDYCRAFT who cared for her until his death in 1968. Verna leaves the legacy of a large and diverse loving family. A mother to Jim Dawson THORNDYCRAFT of Toronto, Joyce SHEPHERD of London and June HEIDER of Nyac, New York.; stepmother to Daphne FERGUSON of Union, Evelyn ROACH of Leamington and Bill THORNDYCRAFT of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas grandmother to seventeen; great-grandmother to twenty-one; and great-greatgrandmother to one. She also had an extended family with the staff at Kensington who provided loving care to her for the past eight years.
Along time resident of Blehheim, a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star. After graduating from public school she worked with her family on the farm. Later, she received training and worked as a florist. Then she acquired and successfully operated a ladies wear shop. Upon her retirement she wanted to continue to help others and joined Community Housing Access Program System where she would pick up and drive other elderly people to medical and other appointment in Blenheim, Chatham and London. She never stopped putting others first. She will be missed by family and all who knew her. She leaves this world a better place and a role model for others. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where an Eastern Star service will be at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service at the Trinity Anglican Church on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pardoville Union Cemetery. Memorials to the Kinsington Village or Trinity Anglican Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
COLMAN, Roy Copeland
Peacefully with his family by his side and with loving care at North Lambton Rest Home, Roy Copeland COLMAN in his 93rd year went to be with God on April 12, 2005. Truly loved by his wife Frances for 65 years. Loving father of Audrey and Norm HARRIS, Greg and Joan COLMAN. Proud Grandpa of Jim and Brenda HARRIS, Wendy and Phil WARNER, Stacey and Chris FERGUSON, Rusty and Heather COLMAN and Marnee COLMAN. Affectionately known as Papa George to his great-grandchildren Zach, Cole and Tanner Harris, Josh and Darci WARNER, Carlie and Jesse FERGUSON, Shae, Emma and Sara COLMAN. Brother to Joan and Don FRASER, Hilda and Clyde WILLARD. Brother-in-law of Shirley and Jack SMITH and Agnes JOYES. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harriet and Fred COLMAN, brothers Jack, Frank, Harold, Harry and sister Gladys and brother-in-law Len JOYES. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. Forest where funeral will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation on Thursday, April 14 from 12-1: 30 p.m. only. Donations to N.L.R.H. Auxilliary greatly appreciated (cheques only received at the Funeral Home) A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Roy" by the Dodge Family.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
CARMICHAEL, Ian
At the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, Ian CARMICHAEL of Fingal, age 68. Beloved husband and best friend for 45 years.of Neva. Loved father of Ron and his wife Anne and Linda and her husband Blair FERGUSON. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca and Alex CARMICHAEL and Seamus FERGUSON. Ian will sadly missed by his brother Alan and his wife Eleanor, sisters Ann VANCE and Jean and her husband John PARTINGTON, sister-in-law Mary and her husband Harry BROWN and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ingersoll and Nellie CARMICHAEL and brother-in-law Don VANCE.
Ian was an engineering technologist (electronics) and retired after 34 years from Emerson (Marconi). He was a keen lover of nature and an avid nature photographer. Field Guides of his photographs have been published on Dragonflies and Damselflies and Butterflies: Caterpillars and at the time of his death he was working on a Wildflower Guide. He was a member of the Saint Thomas Field Naturalist Club, the McIlwraith Field Naturalists and the Elgin County Stewardship Council. He spent many happy hours helping to lay out and maintain trails at the Fingal Wildlife Management Area (his second home) and he and Neva did volunteer work for Pinery Provincial Park for the last 10 years, adding to the Parks nature slide and insect collections. At Ian's and his families request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Ian has donated his body to Medical Science. Memorial doantions may be made to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Chemotherapy Unit, the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, The Fingal Wildlife Management Area or charity of choice. Arrangement made through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. In place of a memorial sevice, on a sunny afternoon take a walk through the woods, down a trail, or in your own backyard and think of Ian. That is how he would like to be remembered.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
CORNELL, Alan Richard John (1918-2005)
The family sadly announces the peaceful passing of Alan Richard John CORNELL after a lengthy illness in Victoria, British Columbia on Friday, April 22, 2005. Alan was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (FERGUSON) and his brother Don. Alan is forever remembered by his children: Sandra and Jeff; son-in-law: Don; daughters-in-law: Leah and Linda; grandchildren: Michael, Lorie, Kyle, Adrienne, Calvin and Thomas; sister: Beulah; Cousin: Ron.
He served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1947 completing his service with the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Engine Room Artificer first class. Alan served aboard the H.M.C.S. Agassiz, Trail, Iroquois, Tillsonburg, Middlesex and Lloyd George during the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war he was a carpenter, cook, and driving instructor, before becoming a stationary engineer and supervisor with Ontario Hydro until he retired in 1978 to move to Victoria. For eleven years he was a Commissionaire at the Lieutenant Governors House. But of all his achievements the most important was being a husband, a dad and a grandfather. Until we meet again, we will love you always. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-04 published
FERGUSON, W. Clarke
W. Clarke FERGUSON, beloved husband of Brenda FERGUSON (CHAMBERLAIN) of Point Clark, R.R.#1 Kincardine, age 66, suddenly as a result of an accident, Sunday, May 1st, 2005. Dearly loved father of Sandra FERGUSON and (friend Andrew FRY) of Owen Sound and Andrew FERGUSON and (friend Julie CHIPPA) of Point Clark. Also survived by two brothers, Lynn FERGUSON of Mississauga and Murray (Susan) FERGUSON, of Huron Township, several nieces and nephews, one great-niece and three great-nephews. Predeceased by parents Myrtle and John FERGUSON and brother David. Visitation at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley (519-395-2969, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from Pine River United Church, Hwy 21, Thursday, May 5th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Lurgan Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Kincardine Hospital, Pine River United Church or Saugeen Conservation.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-10 published
FERGUSON, James
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on May 9, 2005 James FERGUSON, predeceased by his wife Shirley (1963,) in his 80th year. Loving father of Debbie and her husband Terry EDWARDS and Gail and her husband Tim GEOGHEGAN all of London. Dear grandfather of Jeremy and Shirley CAMBRIDGE, James and Christopher EDWARDS, and Ryan and Aaron GEOGHEGAN. Beloved great grandfather of Nathaniel, Josiah and Matthew Harvey. Also survived by 1 brother and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 sisters. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 12 noon. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-10 published
LIDDELL, Gilbert Kerr
Peacefully, on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, Mr. Gilbert Kerr LIDDELL, of London, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Margaret M. LIDDELL. Dear father of Stuart and his wife Colleen, (London), and John and his partner Jen, (Wheatley). Dear grandfather of Sarah, Mackenzie and Rory. Dear brother of Ina GIBSON, (Scotland,) George LIDDELL, (New Zealand,) and Emma FERGUSON, (Scotland.) Predeceased by his brothers James, Robert, Bill, Maurice and Nelson. Gilbert served proudly as an Airman with the Royal Air Force in World War 2 (1945-1948). The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, July 11th, 2005 at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
FERGUSON, Eileen B. (SEELEY)
Peacefully at her home in London on Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, Eileen B. (SEELEY) FERGUSON in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late George FERGUSON (1966.) Predeceased by her son Robert FERGUSON, and her daughters Lila Alice McDERMOTT (and husband Charles,) Georgina and Beverley. Dear sister of Lawrence SEELEY of London. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy BROWN, Geraldine KIRKWOOD, Kathleen BROOKS, Delta ROMANSON, and her brothers William and Orville SEELEY, and sister-in-law Irene SEELEY. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, July 27th at 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6, or the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, N5W 3Z6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
FERGUSON, Eileen B. (SEELEY)
Peacefully at her home in London on Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, Eileen B. (SEELEY) FERGUSON in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late George FERGUSON (1966.) Predeceased by her son Robert FERGUSON, and her daughters Lila Alice McDERMOTT (and husband Charles,) Georgina and Beverley. Dear sister of Lawrence SEELEY of London. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy BROWN, Geraldine KIRKWOOD, Kathleen BROOKS, Delta ROMANSON, and her brothers William and Orville SEELEY, and sister-in-law Irene SEELEY. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, July 27th at 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6, or the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, N5W 3Z6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-02 published
ILAN, Eileen
At St. Joseph's Health Care, London on Monday, August 1st, 2005 Eileen ILAN of London in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Art ILAN. Dear mother of Beth ILAN of London. Dear sisters-in-law of Alice SHIELDS, Ruth ILAN, Pearl GARRETT and Manley and Jean ILAN. Predeceased by her sister Nora FERGUSON, her brothers-in-law Ed FERGUSON, Reverend Marshall SHIELDS, Reverend Bill McMILLAN, Ken and Manford GARRETT, Wes, Neil and Bill ILAN and her sisters-in-law Bea McMILLAN, Vi GARRETT, Elsie and Catherine ILAN. Dear aunt of Rose DEGRAW and her husband Don, Robert FERGUSON and his wife Lacey, James DEGRAW, Krisinda MATHESON and her husband Steve and their children Hailey and Justin. Eileen will be lovingly remembered by her many other special nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, August 4th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at the London Gospel Temple, 288 Commissioners Road West with Pastor Lin ALBRECHT officiating. Interment in Medway Cemetery, Arva. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Nipigon Pentecostal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 838, 141 Greennarcle Street, Nipigon Ontario, P0T 2J0 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, 1035 Brimwood Crescent, Sarnia Ontario, N7S 5E8.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-29 published
BYRON, George Alexander
Peacefully at Marian Villa, on Friday, August 26, 2005, George Alexander BYRON, in his 61st year, went to be with his beloved wife and best friend Nancy (née FOSTER, 1997.) World's greatest dad to Linda Nicole (HARDING) and Shannon. Loving brother of Gerald BYRON. Dearly loved by his sister-in-law Catherine and her husband Larry DOOLITTLE. Cherished son-in-law of George and Jean FOSTER. Treasured uncle to Lori FERGUSON, Kevin BYRON, Steven BYRON, Susan DOOLITTLE, Jim DOOLITTLE and Sandra MURRAY. Predeceased by his loving parents Kenneth and Doris BYRON. George will be greatly missed by all his family and many Friends, especially his friend Dwayne Gruber and devoted canine companion Harold. George was a long-time employee of Bell Canada. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. George's later years were greatly enriched by the caring and compassionate staff at Alzheimer Outreach Services of McCormick Home, where he spent many years in the Adult Day Program. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Outreach Services of McCormick Home, 230 Victoria Street, London, Ontario N6A 2C2 or Cognitive Neurology Foundation Fund, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2. The family wish to gratefully acknowledge the kindness shown to George during his final weeks at Marian Villa. Also, thanks to the caring staff at McCormick Home where George lived for almost two years, and to the wonderful drivers at the Boys and Girls Club who so kindly provided him with transportation to the day program. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
BLANDFORD, Robert H.
Peacefully at home on Saturday, September 3, 2005. Robert H. BLANDFORD of Strathroy in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Lila H. BLANDFORD (1992.) Loving father of Stephen BLANDFORD of California and Sharon CHARTIER and her husband Tom of Courtice. Dear grandfather of Hannah and Logan CHARTIER. Predeceased by his brothers Phillip, Reginald, William and Jack. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday, September 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Strathroy on Wednesday, September 7 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Bruce FERGUSON officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
CLEMENTS, Orville " Orv" Alexander
Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family and Friends at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, October 7th, 2005, Orville "Orv" Alexander CLEMENTS of London. Beloved husband of Lynn (TAILOR/TAYLOR) CLEMENTS. Dear father of Jeanette SANDERSON (Brian), Valerie CLEMENTS (Avrim), Murray CLEMENTS (Felice,) Carolyn THOMAS (Dave,) Lisa SCHUMACHER (Rob,) Sandra LAMONT (Scott,) and Scott MORASH (Shari.) Loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren. Brother of Fern WATTS, Jean BAKER, Bernice HAYES, and Elsie BISHOP, and brother-in-law of Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR. Predeceased by his sister Isabelle FERGUSON. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 10th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m Private family interment at Saint Anne's Cemetery, Byron. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Orv are asked to consider the Shriners Hospital for Children. A Masonic Service under the Auspices of Ashlar Lodge #610 will be conducted in the funeral home on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
PRYKE, Marian J. (formerly INGRAM, née ELLAH)
Peacefully at home in Saint Marys with her family at her side on Sunday, October 23, 2005 Marian J. (ELLAH) (INGRAM) PRYKE age 75 years of Sparling Cr., Saint Marys. Beloved wife of the late William E. (Bill) INGRAM (1970) and Walter S. (Wally) PRYKE (1994). Loving mother of Patricia and Murray ROBINSON of Saint Marys, Jim and Dina INGRAM of Creston, British Columbia, Tim INGRAM of London, Ted and Brenda INGRAM of Saint Marys, Laurie and Martin CUNNINGHAM of Lucknow, Jim and Saranne PRYKE of London, Gordon and Joyce COOKSON of Saint Marys. Dear sister of Ethel GRIEVE and Robert ELLAH. Dear sister-in-law of Evelyn ROWLAND, Lorne and Mary INGRAM, Audrey and Reg MILLER, Dorothy and Orville KLEA and George HYDE. Sadly missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, a special niece of Wally's Rene GREASON and husband Bob and a dear companion Don COWARD all of Saint Marys. Predeceased by her parents William ELLAH and the former Jean FERGUSON. A son Earl PRYKE, sisters Margaret RUSTON and husband Ed, Helen KNOTT and husband Lavern, Shirley HYDE, brothers-in-law Dave GRIEVE, Art INGRAM, Orville ROWLAND and sister-in-law Yvonne ELLAH. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of choice would be appreciated. Branch# 236 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. for the late Marion PRYKE.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
BROWN, Arthur A.
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Sunday, October 23, 2005, Arthur A. BROWN of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Elsie (GORDON) BROWN. Dear father of Alex BROWN and his wife Denise of London and Lindsey HOWLETT and her husband Reverend David HOWLETT of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Lily FERGUSON and Thomas BROWN, both of Queensland, Australia. Also loved by his grandchildren Michelle, Jennifer, Laurie, Misty and Alexander and his 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Kathleen and Ronald LINGARD of London. The family will receive Friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London on Wednesday, October 26th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend David HOWLETT officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Mr. BROWN served in the Royal Australian Air Force for 6½ years during 2nd World War. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
LEADLAY, David Paul
Passed away suddenly, Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at his home in Kitchener, at the age of 39 years. Dearly loved son of Irene and Sandy LEADLAY of Dorchester. Much loved brother of Donna of Kitchener. Proud and loving father of Brianna of Whitby. Loved by his grandmother Eva EDDY of West Hill and grandfather Doug LEADLAY of Ridgeway. Sadly missed by uncles, Brian and Gord aunts, Alyce, Betty and Virge; many cousins; and Friends. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Friday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, November 5, 2005, at 10: 30 a.m., with Reverend Nancy FERGUSON officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Memorial contributions to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, M5G 1X8 would be appreciated. (Wall-Custance 519-822-0051; www.wallcustance.com)

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-09 published
LATIMER, Hugh Ferguson
Age 84 of Dresden passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg on Tuesday November 8, 2005. He was born in Dawn Township son of the late Robert and Mary FERGUSON) LATIMER. Hugh was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Dresden, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #124, Sydenham Masonic Lodge #255 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, charter member of Rebekah Lodge #322, and a member of Dresden Camden Fire Dept. for 37 years. He also coached Minor Baseball in Dresden for many years. Surviving is his loving wife Norma (LAW) LATIMER daughter Patricia LATIMER of Chatham; son Bill LATIMER of Hamilton two sisters: Helen LATIMER and Jean SIMPSON both of Dresden sisters-in-law: Norma J. LATIMER of Wallaceburg, Marilyn and David DOMAN of Windsor, Peggy LAW and Jean LAW both of Dresden brother-in-law Ron and Helen LAW of Dresden. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by brothers Jack, Fred and Grant, one sister Marjorie BUTTERMAN. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday November 10, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Andrew SONG officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #124 will conduct a service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to the Parkinson Foundation or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-18 published
FISHBACH, Helen (FERGUSON)
Peacefully on Thursday November 17, 2005, one week before her 89th birthday, with her family at her side, at Longworth Longterm Care, London. Wife of the late Carl FISHBACH (1995.) Loving mother of Carl and Mary PECK (Brian,) all of London and James (Judy) of Saint Thomas. Special grandmother of Christopher and Cathy FISHBACH of Saint Thomas and Margaux and John PECK of London. Sister-in-law of Miriam COSTELLO of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by her grand_son Shawn (1986) and by four sisters and four brothers in Britain. Helen was a World War 2 Veteran as a member of the Women's Royal Air Force and emigrated to Canada in 1946 where she lived in North Yarmouth Township and Saint Thomas. As Helen wished, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Those wishing may make donations (Alzheimer's Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation) or send expressions of sympathy through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com. Helen's family would like to acknowledge the love and respect she received from the staff on the Yellow Rose Wing at Longworth Longterm Care.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-24 published
DAFOE, Myrtle (FLEMING/FLEMMING)
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, Myrtle (FLEMING/FLEMMING) DAFOE of Lambeth in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert DAFOE (2003.) Loving mother of Doreene and Gerald GOWANLOCK, Ted and Evelyn DAFOE, Linda and John MacKAY and Judy VIAENE and Paul FERGUSON, all of the London area. Proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand_son. Dearly loved by her sister Ethel BELL and 2 brothers Jack and Mac FLEMING/FLEMMING. Dear sister-in-law of Ralph and June DAFOE. Predeceased by her two sons Allan (1936) and Gerald (1959). Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with Rev. Kristiane CHARLTON officiating. Interment Avon Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Littlewood United Church or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-25 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Edna May (HUNT)
Peacefully, and surrounded by the love of her family, Edna May (HUNT) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in her 87th year, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Gordon F. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loving mother of Carolynn FRYER and her husband John of London. Cherished and dearly loved grandmother of Kathryn FRYER and her husband Dale DAWSON, John FRYER and his wife Susan, Geoff FRYER and his wife Kristen, and Colleen FRYER and her husband Geoff FERGUSON all of London. Loving great-grandma of Aidan and Maia DAWSON and Alyssa and Regan FRYER. Edna will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Shirley McKINLAY and her nieces and nephews Ronalee and John PORTER and Beth and Bob McKINLAY and their families. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A service to celebrate Edna's life will be held at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Saturday, November 26th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to Ronald McDonald House, 741 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
GILLESPIE, Michael
I take pen in hand to try and write the feelings of my heart as well as those of my family. We were and still are awestruck at the love and support of family, Friends, acquaintances, co-workers, nurses, doctors, parents of students and especially students who were with us all through this long month. Words cannot adequately express our sincere thanks to each and every person who were there for us. Michael touched many lives with his love of family, service and sports but most of all his love of His Saviour Jesus Christ. We know that Michael is free to run and not be weary and walk and not faint. He will always live on in our hearts. Sincere thanks go to Michael's principal Mr. Peter FERGUSON and the staff at Princess Elizabeth Public School, also Neil at Eastside Marios on Wellington.
"Weep not for our son, he loved this earth but he loved his God more."
Written by his mom Nancy for our family- David his Dad, Connie his sister, Chantelle his devoted and loving wife, Brenden his baby boy and Kathryn his Boo Bear.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
McCULLAGH, Lieutenant George Frederick
(Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps retired)
Passed away peacefully and with dignity on Friday, December 2, 2005 at University Hopsital in his 86th year. Predeceased by Peggy, his loving wife of 42 years. He will be sadly missed by loving daughter Heather, son-in-law Lieutenant-General (retired) Fred SUTHERLAND, grand_sons Lieutenant-Commander Chris (Alana) and Lieutenant Rob (Diane) and great grand_son Keiren, the final great joy of his life. Will also be sadly missed by Steve, April, Jordy, Carissa and Megan BELL and his dear friend Isabelle McFARLANE and family. Fred was born and raised in Carleton Place, Ontario. He joined the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry at the outset of World War 2 and later transferred to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He fought with distinction in both Italy and Europe and returned to Canada a decorated veteran. Following the war, he continued to serve his country in the Army, including a peacekeeping tour in the Gaza Strip. Following retirement from the Army in 1965 he returned to London and joined the London Fire Department, in which he served for 14 years. He was a lifetime member of St. George's Masonic Lodge No. 42 and The Victory (317) Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. The family wishes to acknowledge, with deep gratitude, the wonderful care provided to Fred by the staff at the Waverley Mansion for the past three and a half years. Also to Dr. Keith FERGUSON and the dedicated nursing staff of the Medical and Palliative Care Ward at University Hospital for their wonderful support to Fred, and to his family in the final days. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for a Memorial Service on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. A reception to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-14 published
FORREST, Mildred
On Monday, December 12, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre (Victoria Campus,) Mildred FORREST of London and formerly of Brantford, in her 93rd year. Beloved sister of Grace A. SCOTT of Seaforth Manor, Seaforth. Dear sister-in-law of Elva FORREST of St. Catharines and Peggy FERGUSON of Exeter. Fondly remembered by ten nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Emma (DIGNAN) FORREST and her brothers Edison and Ross FORREST. There will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Friday, December 16 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Bayfield Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-20 published
FERGUSON, May (HARRIS)
At the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Monday, December 19, 2005 May (HARRIS) FERGUSON, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Alfred (T.Alf) FERGUSON (2005.) Loving mother of Joan PLACCO & husband Joseph of Florida, Donald FERGUSON and wife Nancy of Saint Marys and Dave FERGUSON and wife Marilyn of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Wendy, Tracy, Shelley and husband Fred, Stephanie and husband Martin, Jason and Cassie. Loving great grandmother of Joanna, Justin, Jessica, Vanessa, Nicholas, Kaitlin, Skylar, Brendon, Quintin and Ashley. Dear sister of Daisy GAVIN of London. Predeceased by brothers Bert, Ernie, Art, George and a sister Louise. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church (65 Church St. S.) on Friday, December 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. with the Rev'd. Dr. Dalice SIM officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to the Activity Fund of Kingsway Lodge would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-22 published
HOUSTON, Jean
At Central Park Lodge, London on Monday, December 19, 2005 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Doug HOUSTON. Dear sister of Madeline PATTERSON and her late husband the Ven. Lester PATTERSON of Windsor, Mac FERGUSON and his wife Audrey of Denver, Colorado and Bette FERGUSON of London. Dear sister-in-law of Joyce WHICHER and her late husband Harry of Wiarton, the late Keith HOUSTON and his wife Mae of Perth and Alex HOUSTON of Strathroy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 27 at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street at Queens. Cremation with interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Memorial contributions to London Health Sciences Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-09-07 published
BLANDFORD, Robert H.
Peacefully, at home on Saturday, September 3, 2005, Robert H. BLANDFORD of Strathroy, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Lila H. BLANDFORD (1992.) Loving father of Stephen BLANDFORD of California, and Sharon CHARTIER and her husband Tom of Courtice. Dear grandfather of Hannah and Logan CHARTIER. Predeceased by his brothers Phillip, Reginald, William, and Jack. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Tuesday, September 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Strathroy, on Wednesday, September 7 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Bruce FERGUSON officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-27 published
HOUSTON, Jean
Jean Houston, at Central Park Lodge, London, on Monday, December 19, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Doug HOUSTON. Dear sister of Madeline PATTERSON and her late husband the Ven. Lester PATTERSON of Windsor, Mac FERGUSON and his wife Audrey of Denver, Colorado, and Bette FERGUSON of London. Dear sister-in-law of Joyce WHICHER and her late husband Harry of Wiarton, the late Keith HOUSTON and his wife Mae of Perth and Alex HOUSTON of Strathroy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street, at Richmond. A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, December 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Pauls Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, at Queens. Cremation with interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Memorial contributions to London Health Sciences Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-08-05 published
Service for Ian LANG on Saturday
By Michael GENNINGS, The Connection, Page
A man who dedicated his life to teaching, public service and the environment has died.
Clearview Township Ward 3 councillor Ian LANG, 62, died Monday afternoon at his home near Dunedin.
"It's very shocking," Clearview Township Mayor Fran SAINSBURY said during an interview at the municipal office in Stayner. "We are all extremely sad for Marjorie and the family."
The mayor said council and municipal staff will do whatever possible to support LANG's family.
A sign of compassion was already evident at the township office Tuesday -- flags were lowered to half~staff
LANG, a seven-year member of council, was remembered fondly by colleagues and staff.
Chief administrative officer Sue McKENZIE, who regularly rode with LANG to and from council meetings, was near tears as she spoke.
"He wasn't just a councillor -- he was a friend. He was an amazing person, very devoted to the job."
Deputy-Mayor Ken FERGUSON said he's lost a "friend and good colleague who's input will he missed."
FERGUSON, who last spoke with LANG over the phone for about 30 minutes on Friday, said: "while we didn't always agree we respected each other and that allowed for a good relationship."
Ward 7 councillor Shawn DAVIDSON called LANG's death "tragic."
"He was very dedicated, one of our hardest working council members," DAVIDSON said.
Former mayor Bob McKEE, who now lives in Collingwood, said he was saddened to learn of LANG's death.
"Of my council Ian was among the top three people we had," said McKEE.
"He was a real asset to us, giving a lot of his time."
During the last term of council, LANG oversaw the launch of a municipal newsletter in order to maintain better communication with residents.
LANG's passion was the environment, something evident from the committees and boards he served.
The retired science teacher, who taught for 29 years at North Collegiate in Barrie, served on the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, the Niagara Escarpment Commission, the Clearview Tree Committee, the Lake Simcoe Nottawasaga River Watersheds Assimilative Capacity Study and the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation.
Outside of the environment realm, LANG was on the. Creemore Medical Centre Services Board and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
As a councillor he successfully advocated that Clearview spend almost $300,000 on provincially mandated water system upgrades at aging community halls, saying the facilities were the heart and soul of rural life and must be kept open.
LANG is originally from Scotland. He came to Canada about 30 years ago.
He and his wife, Marjorie, have two grown daughters.
Earlier this year LANG returned to Scotland, where his mother still lives, taking a grandchild along for the trip. At the time, LANG remarked while it was nice to visit he'd long since considered Canada his home.
A memorial service for LANG will be held at Creemore's Station on the Green, 10 Caroline Street, at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
McKENZIE said the family is still waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
For more information, call Fawcett Funeral Home in Creemore at 466-2108.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-10 published
FLOOD, Virna Mary (née FERGUSON)
Formerly of Little Britain, Lindsay, Thornhill, Fenelon Falls. Secondary School Teacher (Ret.).
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 6, 2005. Virna FERGUSON, in her 89th year, was the loving daughter of the late Charles and Ruby FERGUSON (née HILL,) and the beloved wife of the late Allan C. FLOOD. Loving sister of Ruby HARPUR of Niagara Falls, and predeceased by brothers Eric and Donald and his wife Jean FERGUSON, and brother-in-law Geoff HARPUR. Also survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy FERGUSON of Lindsay. Aunt Virna will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Cheryl TRIPP. In keeping with Mrs. FLOOD's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private funeral service will be held at a later date. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be made at Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-24 published
Harry J. BOYLE, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcaster: Farmer's son from southwestern Ontario shook the soil off his feet to become a radio and television pioneer who shaped Canada's air waves, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, With files from Canadian Press, Monday, January 24, 2005 - Page S6
Broadcaster, playwright, novelist, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executive and a former Chair of the Canadian and Radio Television Commission, Harry J. BOYLE was a huge influence on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television as a programmer, talent spotter (think Wayne and Shuster), broadcast boss and policy maker.
"He helped the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation become the link that held the country together," said novelist and radio producer Howard ENGEL. "The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in my time [the 1950s-1970s] was like the railway a century earlier. It let people in Corner Brook know what was going on in Edmonton. He was very important that way in his writing and in his broadcasting."
Harry BOYLE was born on a farm in 1915 in southwestern Ontario. After graduating from Wingham High School and St. Jerome's College (now part of the University of Waterloo) he worked as a journalist for the Goderich Signal Star and a stringer for the London Free Press and the Globe and Mail.
He got his first job as a broadcaster in 1936 at Radio Station CKNX in Wingham, Ontario, the town later made famous as the birthplace and literary home of short-story writer Alice MUNRO. He left the radio station in 1941 and worked for a year at the Stratford Beacon-Herald before joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a farm commentator in 1942. He quickly rose to become a network supervisor of features and director of the National Farm Radio Forum.
"He literally had an understanding of broadcasting and life from the grass roots up because he was a farmer," said playwright and Toronto cultural maven Mavor MOORE who was a colleague at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio as far back as the 1940s. There were two Canadian programs that were way ahead of every other in the world in terms of the size of their collective audience audiences that would gather in halls and meeting places across the country to listen to radio, according to Mr. MOORE. One of them was the Citizen's Forum and the other was the Farm Forum under Mr. BOYLE's supervision.
"He was a real thinking farmer," said Mr. MOORE, "and a good deal deeper than people expected of the head of the farm dept." Those programs gave him an insight into the importance of broadcasting across the country, an understanding that he used "to turn radio into a medium where difficult and large topics could be tackled," said Mr. MOORE. With his "enquiring mind and his lively concern about big issues in society and communications" he was an "anomaly among the people starting radio and television, who were on the whole pretty low brow," according to Mr. MOORE.
He was an anomaly in other ways, too. A devout Irish Catholic who enjoyed a drink or three, Mr. BOYLE hated hypocrisy, top-down bureaucracies and micro-managing. The legendary broadcaster Max FERGUSON was a staff announcer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the late 1940s. By that time Mr. BOYLE was head of the Trans-Can network.
"I was the lowest paid announcer on staff," Mr. FERGUSON remembered yesterday, "Every year we got an annual increment, although we called it the annual excrement because it was about ten dollars a year." That year -- it was 1949 -- Mr. FERGUSON was told by a functionary that he wasn't going to get a raise at all, even though he was doing Rawhide, his satirical commentary in addition to his regular duties.
In the ensuing blow-up, Mr. FERGUSON either quit or was fired for insubordination, depending on who is telling the story. While Mr. FERGUSON was still seething, along came Mr. BOYLE with the suggestion that he should think about selling Rawhide to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on a freelance basis. "He was like the army sergeant interceding for the privates with the officers, except he did it between the announcers and the producers," said Mr. FERGUSON.
"He sold that Rawhide show to them [the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]for about five times my salary and I was able to move back to Halifax, which I certainly preferred to Toronto. Things worked out beautifully and I owe it all to Harry BOYLE. He was the only one who would listen to you and go to bat for you with his bosses."
When the Dominion Network was established at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. BOYLE created the feature show Assignment which reflected "homey" local stories from across Canada and his real triumph, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Wednesday Night, a mix of opera, musicals, classical and original plays and even documentaries that ran for 90 minutes or three hours depending on the strength of the program. Until then, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation schedule was divided into rigidly fixed and timed segments. What Mr. BOYLE did, to the delight of both listeners and freelance producers, was to make the process more flexible so that the quality of the program determined the schedule rather than the other way around. This was the era that is known as the "golden age" of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with actors and producers of the ilk of John Drainie and Lister Sinclair fusing listeners to their radios.
"He was the making of me," said retired radio producer Howard ENGEL, only one of many people Mr. BOYLE took a chance on as broadcasters. "I was a high-school teacher and not much enjoying it in the mid-1950s," he said, confessing that after a single pedagogical year in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he had given it up and moved to Toronto and was looking for work. The two met over a drink at a crowded table in the Evereen, a pub across from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Jarvis Street, just north of the Celebrity Club, a local watering hole that Mr. BOYLE was known to frequent.
He sent Mr. Engel off with a tape recorder and commissioned him to do a short documentary about the celebration of Chinese New Year in Toronto's Chinatown. "That meant I had to learn how to use a tape recorder, to edit tape and to do a mix," Mr. ENGEL said, confessing that he produced a 45 minute script that he had to boil down to about five minutes. He soon became a tape editor on Assignment with host Bill McNEIL.
Mr. BOYLE made the tape recorder an indispensable tool of broadcasting, said Mr. ENGEL, as essential as a typewriter was for print journalists at the time. In doing so, he ruffled the technicians union. He was in favour of unions, said Mr. ENGEL, but he thought this was new territory and in the same way that you wouldn't impose somebody sitting on the lap of a print journalist writing on a typewriter, he believed broadcast journalists should be allowed to go out and record sounds and voices.
Although Mr. BOYLE had a bad enough drinking problem that he would disappear from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for as much as a week at a time, Mr. ENGEL said he could always re-invent and resurrect both himself and his career with brilliant new programming ideas. "He was a multiple phoenix," said Mr. ENGEL, who was able to save himself by his own invention.
He could arouse envy as well as admiration in other broadcasters. Margaret LYONS, former vice-president English radio services for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, was a senior producer in public affairs and "a competitor for air time" in the 1960s. She remembers Mr. BOYLE as "very independent minded" with no patience for political or any other kind of "correctness." Saying that Mr. BOYLE was a great generalist who always wanted to poke fun at the establishment and against all forms of intellectual pretension, she said he was an iconoclast who gave legitimacy to an irreverence about public life and broadcasting bureaucracy. "His commonsensical approach was a good thing," she concluded.
He was always at loggerheads with the brass above him, said Mr. ENGLE and when he went to Ottawa he found himself in the same situation with his political bosses. In 1968, Mr. BOYLE was appointed vice chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, the independent public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada. He succeeded Pierre JUNEAU as chairman when Mr. JUNEAU resigned in 1975 and was later confirmed to the position in 1976.
A committed nationalist, Mr. BOYLE had a huge influence on the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and the shaping of the 1968 broadcasting act, according to Joan Irwin a journalist who wrote about the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission for a number of print outlets at the time. 'Harry was better at cutting through crap than anybody I have ever known. He was absolutely real and he could see through anybody -- a terrific guy."
Mr. BOYLE left the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission after a year, having gained a reputation, along with Mr. JUNEAU, of safeguarding domestic ownership of Canada's broadcasting industry and creating a set of Canadian content quotas for television, among other initiatives.
In 1977, Mr. BOYLE presided over a committee of inquiry which examined national broadcasting shortly after the victory of the separatist Parti Quebecois victory in Quebec's 1976 election. The report was critical of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for failing to promote communications among the country's regional and linguistic communities, and expressed concern about the centralization of the system, the lack of programming from regions outside central Canada and the gap between French and English audiences.
Mr. BOYLE was also a newspaper columnist, an essayist, novelist and playwright. His novels, included, A Summer Burning (1964), With a Pinch of Sin (1966), Memories of a Catholic Boyhood (1973) and The Luck of the Irish (1975). His radio and stage plays including Strike, The Macdonalds of Oak Valley and The Inheritance. He won the Stephen Leacock award for humour and the John Drainie award.
Harry J. BOYLE was born on October 7, 1915 in St. Augustine, Ontario He died in Toronto on January 22, 2005. He was 89. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
FERGUSON, Lillian Mabel
Lillian Mabel FERGUSON was born on April 18, 1925 in Cranbrook, British Columbia With great sadness we announce her passing on the morning of February 17, 2005. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, friend and cherished grandmother. Lillian is predeceased by her loving husband Capt. Hugh FERGUSON and brother Ray. She leaves behind her loving sons Ian and Dennis; her best friend and daughter-in-law Liz; her granddaughters Jennifer, Erin and Johanna; and her sisters Joyce, Deanie and Iris. Grandma we love you with all our hearts and will miss you terribly. Your kindness, love, strength and spirit will live in our hearts forever. 'You are in the arms of the angels' Celebration of life will be held at 4461 Shore Way, Victoria, British Columbia, Monday, February 21st from 2: 00 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Read Society, 720 Linden Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 4G7, British Columbia Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Ave., Victoria, British Columbia, V8R 6R5, Scholarship Fund Camosun College. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
GEREIN, Dr. Robert William
Passed away at home with his family by his side on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at the age of 39, following a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his best friend and wife Lynn; daughter, Meghan (7); son, Alex (5); his parents, Robyn and Bill GEREIN of Whitby, Ontario; sister, Kristina GEREIN- FERGUSON (Ian) of Whitby, Ontario; grandparents, Antoinette and Theodore GEREIN of Calgary, Alberta; mother and father-in-law Leo and Lillian MOUILLIERAT of Kelowna, British Columbia; sisters-in-law, Carol VAN BIEZEN (Troy) of Dallas, Texas and Coleen MOUILLIERAT of Kelowna; brother-in-law, Kelly (Carrie) MOUILLIERAT of Kelowna nieces, Taylor, Kaitlyn, Shea-Lyn; and many other close relatives. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Friday, March 4th at 11: 00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2547 Hebert Road, Westbank, British Columbia with Father George Pfliger as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gerein Family Trust, c/o Investors Group, Suite 610-1816 Crowchild Trail N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2M 3Y7. In giving memory of Dr. Robert GEREIN, a metre of the Mission Creek Greenway will be dedicated by Springfield Funeral Home Ltd. 250-860-7077.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-11 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Dr. The Reverend John Frederick Hudson
On Thursday, March 10, 2005 in Brockville, John Frederick Hudson STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, "priest," "surgeon," "missionary" and "teacher," beloved husband of Leona (SHEARER,) dear father of Judy Stewart MacNEIL (Jim) of Brockville and John Hudson STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Mary Ann) of Avon Connecticut, loving grandfather of Iain, Alexander and Jocelyn MacNEIL of Brockville, and Caroline and Erica STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Avon, Connecticut. Dearly loved son of the late Lieut. Colonel T. Hudson STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Mrs. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Toronto. John was the elder brother of Barbara (Mrs. D.Y. FERGUSON) of Toronto, the late Margaret (Mrs. Frank Haverlack WOOD) of Seal Beach, California, and Jane (Mrs. Gordon J. WETMORE) of Toronto. A service of celebration for John's life will be held at the Grenville Christian College in Brockville in May.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-12 published
JAMES, Dr. William " Bill"
Died peacefully at the Extended Care Unit of Penticton Regional Hospital, Penticton, British Columbia on Monday, March 7, 2005 in his 90th year. Bill is survived by his loving family; wife, Dorothy of Penticton; daughter, Mary FERGUSON of Penticton; son, Dr. Robert JAMES (Darlene) of Dundas, Ontario; son in law, Dennis SAINT_JOHN (Adelle) of Willowbrook, British Columbia; grandchildren, Tabitha FERGUSON, Benjamin SAINT_JOHN (Jutta,) Daniel and Patrick JAMES. Predeceased by daughter, Ruth SAINT_JOHN and granddaughter, Elizabeth SAINT_JOHN. Bill was born in Toronto in 1915; he graduated from University of Toronto with a PhD in Chemistry. Over the years he worked in research with Alcan in Quebec, Kaiser Aluminum in Louisiana and Technical Services Laboratories and Orenda Engines back in Toronto. He taught at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute for approximately 10 years. While living in Toronto they were active members of Kingsway-Lambton United Church. He and Dorothy moved to Penticton in 1989 where they enjoyed many pleasant years of retirement. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Dr. William A. JAMES to the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6. Condolences may be sent to Mary FERGUSON, 102-582 Alberta Ave., Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1P6. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services 493-4112.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
JAMES, Dr. William " Bill"
Died peacefully at the Extended Care Unit of Penticton Regional Hospital, Penticton, British Columbia on Monday, March 7, 2005 in his 90th year. Bill is survived by his loving family; wife, Dorothy of Penticton; daughter, Mary FERGUSON of Penticton; son, Dr. Robert JAMES (Darlene) of Dundas, Ontario; son in law, Dennis SAINT_JOHN (Adelle) of Willowbrook, British Columbia; grandchildren, Tabitha FERGUSON, Benjamin SAINT_JOHN (Jutta,) Daniel and Patrick JAMES. Predeceased by daughter, Ruth SAINT_JOHN and granddaughter, Elizabeth SAINT_JOHN. Bill was born in Toronto in 1915; he graduated from University of Toronto with a PhD in Chemistry. Over the years he worked in research with Alcan in Quebec, Kaiser Aluminum in Louisiana and Technical Services Laboratories and Orenda Engines back in Toronto. He taught at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute for approximately 10 years. While living in Toronto they were active members of Kingsway-Lambton United Church. He and Dorothy moved to Penticton in 1989 where they enjoyed many pleasant years of retirement. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Family Chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1130 Carmi Avenue, Penticton. A service will be held in Toronto at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Dr. William A. JAMES to the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6. Condolences may be sent to Mary Ferguson, 102-582 Alberta Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1P6. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services (250) 493-4112.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-18 published
WALLS, Valerie Susan (née BERWICK)
Valerie WALLS passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2005 in Boulder, Colorado at the age of 58. Survived by her companion and best friend Armando GINGRAS; her beloved daughters, Betsy JOHNSON (Lee) of Fulton, Kentucky, Sarah CHIMILESKI (Brian) of Golden, Colorado and Meaghan WALLS of Breckenridge, Colorado sisters Diana FERGUSON (Alan) of Haliburton, Jennifer BEDWELL (Brian) of Ottawa and brother Edward BERWICK (Karen) of Milton. Predeceased by her parents. Valerie lived a full and active life in Toronto, Ottawa, Lagos Nigeria, New York City and, since 1989, Boulder Colorado. While in Boulder she co-founded the Colorado Wheelchair Tennis Association and was recently honoured with the Colorado Wheelchair Tennis Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be sadly missed by her family and a multitude of Friends who will always be grateful for her life. A celebration of Valerie's life will be held Saturday, August 6, 2005 in Haliburton, Ontario. Friends who wish to attend please contact Diana Ferguson (705-457-2630), P.O. Box 317, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-19 published
SHORT, Lela Iola (née BRILLINGER)
Passed away peacefully at Mariann Home on Friday, April 15, 2005, in her 95th year. Loving wife of the late Leonard. Dear mother of Nancy and Paul and his wife Liz. Much loved Grandma of Michael and his wife Jennifer, Murray and his wife Jessica, and Jeff, and Great Grandma of Tristan, Brooklyn and William. Predeceased by her siblings Stewart, Barney, Mabel MacGREGOR, Jack, her twin Ila FERGUSON, Ken and Jean. Lee will be lovingly remembered by all of her family and Friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 3 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), with visitation from 1: 30 p.m. Cremation and private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mariann Home or a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-21 published
COTTRILL, James Charles Drury
Of Kincardine, at South Bruce Grey Health Center, Kincardine, on Saturday April 9, 2005, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (née MacDONALD.) Dear father of Robert (Lillian) of Kincardine, Margaret COTTRILL (Dr. Jon WOLFSON) of Michigan, Val (Jane) of Waterloo, and Jane COTTRILL of Toronto. Sadly missed by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Loved brother of Connie FERGUSON of Waterloo, Joan (Bill) BRYCE of Hamilton, and Beth (Ron) DOBBIE of Mississagua. Predeceased by a granddaughter, Emily Grace COTTRILL, a sister-in-law, Lyla MacLENNAN, and a brother-in-law, John FERGUSON. Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario, N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701, on Monday April 11, from 2-4, and 7-9 pm., where a funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 12 at 1: 00 pm. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Donations to the Kincardine United Church of the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-28 published
FERGUSON, William Richard " Rich"
Passed away in the arms of his beloved family at home in Pickering, Ontario on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the age of 62. Loving husband of Reet and cherished father of Tiiu and Alex. He is survived by his mother Margaret, mother-in-in-law Ilse PAAS, brother Gord and wife Caroline, brothers-in-law Tom and Madis PAAS. He will be deeply missed by his family and Friends. The family is grateful for the exceptional care provided by the Nurses of Care Partners, Pam D., Pam M., Sandra and Valerie. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 on Saturday, April 30, 2005 from 10-11 a.m. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to Durham Access to Care would be greatly appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-04 published
ANDERSON, Herbert R. " Bert"
retired: National Film Board of Canada
Bert passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario, on Saturday, April 30, 2005. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ross, Bill and Jim; sisters, Emily and Jessie (RANDALL.) He was the beloved uncle of Lorraine (KEMP) and Jeannie (FERGUSON.) An accomplished keyboard musician, Bert was blessed with many wonderful Friends throughout Canada and the U.S.A. At his request, there will not be a funeral service. His cremated remains will be placed in the Anderson family plot in the Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto. A gathering of Friends and family to celebrate Bert's life will be announced at a later date.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
ANDERSON, Herbert R. " Bert"
retired: National Film Board of Canada
Bert passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario, on Saturday, April 30, 2005. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ross, Bill and Jim; sisters, Emily and Jessie (RANDALL.) He was the beloved uncle of Lorraine (KEMP) and Jeannie (FERGUSON.) An accomplished keyboard musician, Bert was blessed with many wonderful Friends throughout Canada and the U.S.A. At his request, there will not be a funeral service. His cremated remains will be placed in the Anderson family plot in the Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto. A gathering of Friends and family to celebrate Bert's life will be announced at a later date.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-31 published
ISAACSON, Dianne
Peacefully at home on Monday, May 30, 2005 at the age of 63. Dianne, beloved wife of Richard. Loving mother of Shane and Mark PEACHEY and Heidi (Chad FERGUSON.) Cherished grandmother of Russell. Richard's partner in crime and our mom is gone. Her love of life was contagious to all around her. We will miss her bright smile and positive attitude. She described herself as a doer, and her endless energy confirmed it. Even though she was only with us for 63 years, she packed enough living in for two lifetimes. And boy did she love to dance. Thanks for everything mom. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905) 727-5421 on Wednesday, June 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Dianne's life will take place on Thursday at the Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street, Aurora at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre (905) 895-4521 would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
FERGUSON, Earl Edward
(Founder of Earl Ferguson Construction of Muskoka)
Peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge, on Sunday, June 12, 2005 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (Kay). Dear father of Margaret and her husband Cuyler CONWAY of Minett, Garry and his wife Marnie of Acton Island, Bill of Minett (Sonia of Nova Scotia), Peter and his wife Cheryl of Port Carling and the late Mary Ellen. Grandfather of Cheryl (Mike), Karen (Chris), Jeff (Leanne), Michael (Cristina), Samuel (Andrea), Chris, Erika (Danny), Katie, Wyatt, Brock, Dylan and Tanner. Great-grandfather of Alana, Tori and Megan. Brother of Mildred SINGELYN (Bob) and the late Albert. Friends will be received at Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel" in Bracebridge on Monday, June 13, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 14, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Bracebridge on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Bracebridge, to follow. Memorial gifts to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-14 published
Neil YOUNG's father was an icon in own right
Sports journalist also a noted author
By James CHRISTIE, Tuesday, June 14, 2005, Page S1
With reports from William HOUSTON and Canadian Press
The labels that people attach to the name of Scott YOUNG inevitably mention prominently that he was the father of pop music icon Neil YOUNG.
But YOUNG, who died Sunday in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 87, deserved the title of icon in his own right as a journalist, author, colleague and spinner of big-league dreams for kids who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.
YOUNG's trilogy of hockey books for boys, Scrubs on Skates, Boy on Defence and Boy at the Leafs' Camp, were food for fantasy for the youth of a hockey-loving country. They were only a part of a body of work that included 40 books of fiction and autobiography drawn from a career in which YOUNG travelled the world covering everything from the Second World War to the assassination of John F. Kennedy and nearly every major sporting event in North America.
In his own field, he was just as big a star as the heroes he covered working for The Globe and Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Canadian Press, the Toronto Telegram and Maclean's and Sports Illustrated magazines. He loved his craft. He was skilled in the telling of stories, and lessons were more important than the vanity of embellished prose. He made a reader comfortable, involved.
"He was someone who preferred to be at home," Margaret HOGAN, his wife of 25 years, said yesterday from Kingston in an interview with the Peterborough Examiner. "He went to bed early, he got up early. He wrote early in the morning. He was a writer, he was a kind, hospitable person who loved to walk in the country and follow the seasons."
YOUNG was born April 14, 1918, in Cypress River, Manitoba He lived with his mother and other relatives in several Prairie towns after his parents split up when he was 13. As an adult, YOUNG would follow a similar path.
He married three times, to Edna Blow RAGLAND, Astrid Carlson MEAD and HOGAN and had a total of seven children and step-children.
YOUNG began his journalism career officially at age 18 as a sportswriter at the Winnipeg Free Press in 1936. He also supported the family selling short stories published in Collier's, Argosy and the American magazines.
He moved to The Canadian Press in Toronto, where he would cover both news and sports, at the age of 23 after the paper refused to give him a raise.
YOUNG told Canadian Press in 1994 that Free Press managing editor George FERGUSON told him, "You will never be worth more than $25 a week to the Winnipeg Free Press."
YOUNG covered the Second World War for Canadian Press from London, then served in the Royal Canadian Navy 1944-45.
In 1957, YOUNG joined The Toronto Globe and Mail as a sports columnist.
He covered Grey Cups, World Series, Stanley Cups, the Olympics and appeared on Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts.
A talented and resourceful reporter, he was seconded to cover a Royal tour and write a general column, leaving an opening on the sports page that would be filled by Dick BEDDOES. He jumped to the Telegram in the 1960s, then made his way back to The Globe in the 1970s.
YOUNG said in his memoir A Writer's Life that his hockey books for boys "were based on hockey as I had known it in Winnipeg high schools and junior teams."
Hockey, as YOUNG knew it, was the brand espoused by Toronto Maple Leafs founder Conn SMYTHE and Stanley-Cup-winning coach George (Punch) IMLACH, for whom he would also author books.
He gave up newspapers in 1980, dismayed by what he saw as a twist in the journalistic profession, away from reporting facts and quoting real contacts to scandal hunting via "unnamed sources."
His novels and non-fiction work included The Flood, the two Arctic thrillers Murder in a Cold Climate and The Shaman's Knife, and 1984's Neil and Me, about his relationship with his famous rock 'n' roll son.
HOGAN said her husband hadn't written for several years.
Peterborough Mayor Sylvia SUTHERLAND said YOUNG's death left a void in the landscape of Canadian journalism.
"He was one of the outstanding journalists of his time," she said. "He had an incisive intelligence. He knew how to get a good story. I love Scott. I miss him a lot, everybody will. He's one of the great legends of Canadian journalism and it's a loss to those of us who love journalism."
SUTHERLAND said she first met YOUNG in the mid-1960s, when she worked at the Toronto Telegram. "We became close Friends in the '70s when we all moved to Peterborough," she said.
HOGAN said she and her husband moved to Kingston last October to be closer to her family. But they kept the family farm in Cavan.
"We still use and love the farm," HOGAN said.
"In the late '60s he was looking for property. He settled on this property in the Cavan hills."
The couple were there only two weeks ago, the last time SUTHERLAND saw her friend.
"Right until the end he was a very graceful and gracious man," she said. "He had been ill for a number of years, but he was still the same sweet Scott. He loved to talk about the old days in journalism and it was fun to do that with him."

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-14 published
Sports journalist covered biggest events
Yet globetrotter preferred home life
Canadian Press, Tuesday, June 14, 2005, Page S1
Peterborough, Ontario -- Canadian journalist and author Scott YOUNG has died at the age of 87.
YOUNG, father of pop music icon Neil YOUNG, died Sunday in Kingston, Ontario
He travelled the world covering the Second World War, the assassination of John F. Kennedy and nearly every major sporting event in North America.
"He was someone who preferred to be at home," Margaret HOGAN, his wife of 25 years, said yesterday from Kingston.
"He went to bed early, he got up early. He wrote early in the morning. He was a writer, he was a kind, hospitable person who loved to walk in the country and follow the seasons."
YOUNG was born April 14, 1918, in Cypress River, Manitoba
He lived with his mother and other relatives in several Prairie towns after his parents split up when he was 13.
As an adult, YOUNG would follow a similar path.
He married three times and had a total of seven children and step-children.
YOUNG began his journalism career as a sportswriter at the Winnipeg Free Press.
He moved to Canadian Press in Toronto at the age of 23 after the paper refused to give him a raise.
YOUNG told Canadian Press in 1994 that Free Press managing editor George FERGUSON told him, "You will never be worth more than $25 a week to the Winnipeg Free Press."
YOUNG covered both news and sports for Canadian Press, and covered the Second World War from London.
In 1957, YOUNG joined The Globe and Mail as a sports columnist.
He covered Grey Cups, World Series, Stanley Cups, the Olympics and even appeared on Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts.
YOUNG also worked for Maclean's magazine and the Toronto Telegram.
He gave up newspapers in 1980.
Apart from his accomplished newspaper career, he also wrote 45 books.
His novels and non-fiction work included The Flood, the two Arctic thrillers Murder in a Cold Climate and The Shaman's Knife, and 1984's Neil and Me, about his relationship with his famous rock 'n' roll son.
HOGAN said her husband hadn't written anything in years.
Peterborough Mayor Sylvia SUTHERLAND said YOUNG, who owned a farm in nearby Cavan, leaves a void in the landscape of Canadian journalism.
"He was one of the outstanding journalists of his time," she said.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-22 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Doris Eileen (née DAY)
Born Toronto, March 21, 1923 - June 20, 2005 After a prolonged illness at the Village of Erin Meadows. Daughter of the late George and Mabel DAY. Beloved wife of Dr. Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON for 61 years. Mother to Gordon and his wife Sharon, Lois TROTMAN and predeceased by her sons Robert and Alan. Grandmother to Jenny and Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Jimmy and Mark TROTMAN. Sister of Donald DAY of North Carolina, Dorinda SCOTT, Dorothy POWELL and the late Muriel DAY. Doris was a former employee in the advertising department at the A and P Company. Long time member of Applewood United Church, one time member of Dixie Curling Club and of the Board of Trade Curling Club. She was an avid and knowledgeable gardener, and an extraordinarily talented artist of oil, water colour and acrylic paintings. Doris spoke well of everyone who knew her, and was loved by everyone who knew her and by her family. She was a wonderful person, a loving wife, loving mother and a loving grandmother. Thanks to Dr. FERGUSON, the nurses and all of the caring people at The Village of Erin Meadows Nursing Home for their excellent loving care that they showed to Doris. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 79 p.m on Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday June 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to Applewood United Church, 2067 Stanfield Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 1R4.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-04 published
FERGUSON, Thomas Lewis (September 11, 1914-July 3, 2005)
Dearly loved husband of Betty-Ann FERGUSON (née CARRETTE,) devoted father of Janet Ann POPEL (Jon) and Nora Jean FERGUSON (Ken SCOTT). Cherished Grandpa of Jonathan, Julianne and James POPEL and Bronwyn, Claire and Morgan SCOTT. Predeceased by parents William and Eliza Jane FERGUSON, sisters Merle ALEXANDER (Ray), Laura WILSDON (Edward), Charlotte COSBY (Ken) and brothers Arthur (Eileen) and Reginald (Kathleen). Former vocational teacher at Sir James Dunn High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and King City Secondary School, King City, Ontario. Visitation on Wednesday, July 6th from 7 to 9 p.m. or Thursday, July 7th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, July 7th at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation and private interment at a later date.
Condolences www.rskane.ca
"I am the Resurrection and the Life"
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-11 published
WULS, Michael
On Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at Sunnybrook Health and Sciences Centre. Michael WULS beloved husband of Amie. Loving father of Logan and Carter. Devoted son of Ron and Dorothy, and son-in-law of Howard and Debbie ROCKET. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Leslie and Kyle FERGUSON, and Dana and Michael KALLES. A service will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West. Please call (416) 663-9060 for service time. Interment Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 53 Bannockburn Ave. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Michael Wuls Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-16 published
SWAIL, Dr. James C., Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, B.Sc. (McGill), Honourary Doctorate (McGill)
Peacefully at home, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 in his 81st year. Loving husband of 58 years to Ethel (née FERGUSON.) Father of Carl (Margaret,) Donald (Huguette MESSIER,) Deborah (Jim STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) and David (Elaine.) Devoted grandfather to Christopher (Robyn GUEST), Peter, Paule, Nicholas, Jennifer and Andrea. Great-grandpa to Devyn and Quinnlan. Dr. SWAIL retired as a researcher at the National Research Council in 1985 after 38 years. During his tenure at National Research Council he developed many aids for the visually impaired. He spent years assisting the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in the delivery of aids for the handicapped. He was also widely known to amateur radio operators as VE3KF, the "King Fish" Friends may visit at the Central Chapel at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Sunday, September 18, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Condolenes/Donations/Tributes at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-17 published
Robert ALLEN, Playwright And Producer (1917-2005)
Self-taught playwright who submitted his first manuscript while in the army went on to run the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama department in the golden years of both radio and television
By F.F. Langan, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, September 17, 2005, Page S9
Robert ALLEN ran the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama department in the early days of television, putting on some of the most ambitious television ever performed in the country. It was a time when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had the airwaves all to itself in the 1950s, and when Mr. ALLEN and the network could afford to produce what he considered the best.
"He represents the golden age of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of the 1950s and '60s," said Eric KOCH, a retired Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer and executive. "The dramas and opera he produced were far superior to anything done in the United States. There were questions in Parliament about the cost. Nowadays, it would be described as hopelessly elitist."
Mr. KOCH said that under Bob ALLEN, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation produced 17 operas. Since opera had never been done for television, Mr. ALLEN and his producer-director Franz KRAMER had to invent ways to shoot them. There could be no mistakes. Almost all were done before the era of videotape, so the shows were all live broadcasts.
"Now, you would need the resources and organization of D-Day to do an opera for television," said Mr. KOCH. "In Europe, countries join forces just to mount one opera."
Robert ALLEN grew up in Toronto and lived in a house on Winchester, one of the more respectable streets in what then the mixed neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. His father died when he was just 11 and he was brought up by his mother and an aunt. He went to the University of Toronto Schools and then to Trinity College at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a degree in literature.
After graduation, he worked as an accountant until the Second World War intervened and he was drafted into the army in late 1941. But how did an accountant end up as a giant of Canadian television drama? He was in Halifax, waiting to be sent overseas to the war, and at something of a loose end. By that time, Mr. ALLEN was married and he his wife, Rita, liked to sit about and listen to the radio. It was then that he made his decision.
"At the end of one radio program, Bob was excited and said, 'That's what we're going to do,' " says Rita. " 'Write radio plays.'"
And that is exactly was he did for the rest of his long career. As an exercise, Bob and Rita ALLEN wrote something for Andrew ALLAN, the head of drama at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and sent it off in the mail. Mr. ALLAN liked what he saw and that was the start of a long working relationship.
At the same time, a change had occurred in the army's plans for young Robert ALLEN. It discovered his education. He was pulled out of the overseas contingent and sent to Kingston, Ontario, where he trained in radar and was made an instructor.
Eventually, he did go overseas and stayed on in Germany after the end of the war. He wrote a piece for Reading Magazine in February of 1946 in which he showed empathy for the German civilian population. He described the scene in a Berlin railway station as refugees arrived in late 1945: "They were all exhausted and starved and miserable.... A child only half-alive... a woman in the most terrible picture of despair I've seen.... Even when you see it, it's impossible to believe."
Not long after that, he was sent home to be demobbed among thousands of other young returning servicemen and women. To make ends meet, he worked in a bank but all the while wrote radio plays. Soon, he was in demand as a writer and producer of dramas and landed a full-time job at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
However, in the same way he had confidently embraced radio as a media, he could see a new and glittering shape on the broadcast horizon -- television. While many of his radio colleagues were dismissive of early television shows, he was one of the few Canadian Broadcasting Corporation employees to go out and buy a television set to see for himself what all the fuss was about. His first glimpse of a broadcast had occurred in a store in Vancouver. He stood in front of the showroom window watching a program being beamed across the border from the United States and said, "I can do that."
And he did. In 1952, the year the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation expanded into television, he was asked to be head of television drama. He was soon producing such major series as Festival, which was considered to be one of the finest cultural series ever done in North America. The series produced modern drama by playwrights such as Harold Pinter, as well as ballet and Shakespeare.
Some of the other programs he was closely involved with included Sunshine Sketches, the dramatization of Stephen Leacock's short stories about small town Ontario. The Great Detective, which ran from 1979 to 1982, was the story of a 19th-century detective played by Douglas Campbell. In addition, he also had a part in such ambitious dramatic series as Folio, which in many ways translated radio plays to Fifties television. It was followed by Festival, which ran 60- to 90-minute dramas from 1961-69 and offered more sophisticated productions. Opening Night was a series of 90-minute dramas produced in the early 1970's. One of them, Freedom of the City, dealt with the Londonderry riots in Ulster in 1970.
"Robert ALLEN was a pioneer in the days when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation spent more money on drama than it did on news," said Desmond SMITH, who also worked at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television when it started. Being a pioneer meant inventing just about every technique now know to television.
It seems everyone who was anyone in the world of theatre and film in Canada worked for Robert ALLEN at one time or another. He even discovered Sean Connery, then 31 years old, to play the title role of Macbeth in 1961, a year before the unknown Scottish actor first played James Bond in Dr. No.
Macbeth was directed by Paul ALMOND, then 30, who went on to a successful career in film. He said it couldn't have been done without "a drama department run by someone like Robert ALLEN."
While Mr. ALLEN loved to mount lavish productions, his accountant's training meant he was careful with a buck, and also a good negotiator. Mr. ALMOND, who got his start at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, liked to tell the story of how Mr. ALLEN, who was an early riser, was fond of waking actors at daybreak -- or worse. One well-known actor told Mr. ALMOND that Mr. ALLEN had awakened him at 6: 30 in the morning "to negotiate my contract. I was so bleary-eyed I didn't know what he was saying. But I wanted the part, so I said yes. Later, over coffee at breakfast, I would say to myself, what have I done? What has he done?"
Mr. ALLEN worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for more than 40 years, producing such popular series as Seeing Things, a program starring Louis Del Grande about a newspaper reporter who has visions that help him solve crimes. Mr. ALLEN himself had an extraordinary ability to look at a script and see how it would be translated into television. His colleagues say he nurtured a lot of young talent, and taught many future directors the basics of their craft.
Robert ALLEN was a modest man and never boasted of his accomplishments or angled for awards. He lived a quiet life and his main passion away from work was tennis, which he played at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club near his house. He also had the air of the absentminded artistic type.
"One of the odd things I remember about ALLEN is that he biked everywhere," said Desmond SMITH. "It seemed eccentric at the time. He would ride to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dressed in a business suit."
His nephew, Jamie WEYMAN, says Mr. ALLEN did indeed drive a car and he loved sporty models -- including one Buick Skylark convertible.
Mr. ALLEN lived in Rosedale, as did the likes of such Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stalwarts as reporter Norman DEPOE and the announcer Max FERGUSON. Now the byword for an up-market city district, Rosedale was then more affordable, since many of its houses had been broken into apartments during a wartime housing shortage. He and his wife lived in the house until his death.
Robert Greer ALLEN was born in Toronto on October 19, 1917. He died of cancer on August 20, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Rita.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-23 published
Thomas Herbert ANSTEY
By J.F. BOSHER, Friday, September 23, 2005, Page A28
Yachtsman, soldier and director of agricultural research stations. Born December 27, 1917, in Victoria. Died May 18 in Ottawa after a car accident, aged 87.
My cousin Tom ANSTEY, a lifelong benevolent force, would repair broken furniture in a friend's house, prune a friend's roses, or give away strawberry plants, potting soil, and his own home-made wine. He never counted the cost or the trouble.
It was in the same spirit that he went to Kiev in the early 1990s with his friend Eugene WHELAN, former minister of agriculture, to help the Ukrainian government with agricultural problems.
Off he went, handing out freely what he had learned in his career as a director of Canadian agricultural research stations at Agassiz and Summerland, British Columbia, Lethbridge, Alberta., and, from 1969, in the agriculture department in Ottawa.
He was a plain, practical person. It would not cross Tom's mind to mention that he was an honorary life member of the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, held office in the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, and had published a 400-page history of agricultural research in Canada called One Hundred Harvests.
In the Second World War, he served in Europe as an officer in a Canadian unit that was lent to the 2nd Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry of the British 6th Airborne Division and for the rest of his life he attended the annual gatherings of his fellow veterans in that "CanLoan" force.
His interest in the plant sciences had first been aroused in his childhood by an English uncle in Canada, J.E. BOSHER, who worked at the Saanichton Experimental Farm in British Columbia.
After a doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota, Tom's research added to horticultural knowledge about broccoli, strawberries, and other fruit crops.
Tom was the oldest of four children born in Victoria to a cabinet-maker from Coventry, Britain, who had followed his lady-love when she moved with her family in 1911 from Manchester to Sidney, B.C.
The children grew up in a house their father had built with his own hands, he being a trained cabinetmaker in charge of teaching woodwork and metalwork at Victoria High School.
Tom grew up playing the cello, accompanied on the piano by his mother.
His father taught the boys in the family to build boats and sail them in the sheltered waters around the Saanich Peninsula, which is why Tom sailed a 22-foot yacht on the Ottawa River at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa as long as he could. He named her Tilicum after the famous native dugout canoe sailed from Victoria to London in 1901 by Captain J.C. Voss.
But lest anyone imagine that Tom was spoiled during his childhood, it should be added that his parents were strict Baptists and he was often left in Sidney with grandparents who had brought strict, though well-meaning, habits with them.
In October, 1921, when Tom was four years old, his grandmother reported to one of his aunts in a letter, "He is a dear little fellow. I thought this morning he was going to be ill so I put him to bed tho' he very much objected. So I spanked him and gave him a dose of castor oil when he wakened. Seems much better now."
Trouble like that did not deter Tom. And he did not impose such discipline on the three children he had with his wife, Wynne FERGUSON, whom he married in Brockville, Ontario, during the war.
Soon after she died in 1998 he moved to an old-age home in Ottawa and three years later married a widowed neighbour there, Dorothy MOORE, with whom he lived happily until his fatal car accident.
J.F. BOSHER is Tom's cousin.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-05 published
FERGUSON, R. Lawrence, M.D.
Aged 63. Beloved husband of Roberta FERGUSON; dear father of Sarah and Katherine FERGUSON; Sacha and Bill WARHOLIC. A resident of Chicago for over 35 years. Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 1st, 2005 at Rush-Presbyterian Professional Building, Chicago, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations to A.L.S. Les Turner Foundation, www.lesturnerals.org or to Heifer International, appreciated. Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-02 published
WEDLAKE, John Kent " Jack"
Died peacefully on Monday, October 31, 2005 at the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, in his 95th year after a fulfilling life. Born in Brantford, he worked in Windsor, Toronto, Brantford, Halifax, and London. Beloved husband of Eva Lenore (KEAST) for 62 years. Cherished father of Kent (Gloria), Martha, Peter (Susan), Elizabeth (Bob FERGUSON,) and John (Bonnie;) grandfather of Julie, Marnie, Aimee, Michelle, Lenore, Dale, Sarah, David, Stuart, Josh, Amy, Jessica, Eli, and Carmen; great-grandfather of Alexander, Eleni, and Sophie. He took great pride in serving his community well through working on a number of boards and chairing financial committees. He was an astute judge of character. Besides watching baseball, he loved his red hat, nothing pleased him more than spending time with his family, and Friends, they were his passion. In lieu of flowers and if desired donations to the charity of your choice. Visitation 2-5 pm Friday November 4 in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. Email condolences: snowfh@alderwoods.com

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

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-23 published
RISDAHL, Gladys Patricia Rachel (née FERGUSON)
'Mom - Grandma- Nanny' (March 17, 1915-November 18, 2005)
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, November 18, 2005 at Saint Mary's Hospital at the age of ninety years and 8 months. She was born in Spruce Grove, Alberta on March 17, 1915, predeceased by husband Gordon and survived by sisters Dorothy and Shirley. Gladys was the loving mother of June PEARCE (the late Donald,) Gabriola, British Columbia, Gerald (wife Patricia,) Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Patricia MATTHEWS (husband Jim,) Mississauga, Ontario, Darlene TRUCHAN (husband Henry,) Laval, Québec, Wayne (wife Marlene), Kanata, Ontario. She was also the proud grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 25 and great-great-grandmother of 1. Gladys will be sadly missed by dear Friends in Orlando, Florida and Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians. Family will receive condolences on Thursday, November 24, 2005 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, November 25, 2005 at 2 p.m. at: Mount Royal Funeral Complex 1297 Chemin de la Forêt Outremont, Québec, H2V 2P9 (514) 279-6540 A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 25th, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Complex. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Quebec Cancer Foundation, Saint Mary's Hospital or the charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated.

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

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-17 published
SELF, Alice Myrtle (née GLEASON)
Lovingly surrounded by family on December 14, 2005 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Russell for 56 years. Cherished mother of Mary SKARSTEN, Stephen (Dale), Sharon RANSON (Steve), and Ruth FERGUSON (John.) Dear Mama to Rachel, Ian, Jon, Tom, Russ, Maggie, Eric, Joshua, and Hilary. Sadly missed by brother Roger GLEASON (Audrey) and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Welcomed home by parents, Irwin and Ida GLEASON, sisters Dora HUTTON and Lois SAWYER and son-in-law, Stan SKARSTEN. Treasured by many Friends around the world. A woman of steadfast faith, Alice loved her family, was free-spirited, quick to forgive, fun-loving, and full of energy and caring for others. After teaching in a one-room school house near her farm home in Lakeside, Ontario, Alice attended Toronto Bible College and McMaster University, where she sang in a double trio. Alice was also gifted at playing piano, organ and accordion by ear. During World War 2 she pastored a three-point charge in the Maritimes. All this prepared her for years of sharing the gospel with her husband in India, Singapore, Manila, and New York. Visitation will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding south of Steeles on Monday, December 19, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m followed by reception and committal. Memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society, Tyndale College or a mission agency, of your choice, would be appreciated. Jesus said, "I am now and forever the life that shatters death. Those who count on me will be brought out of despair and live always in me. Do you believe this?" John 11: 25.
R.S. Kane 416.221.1159

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Stephen Jeffrey
(formerly with Toronto Police Service and retired from the Elliot Lake Police Department)
Suddenly at Bracebridge on Friday, December 23, 2005 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Shirley ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (née SKINNER) of Bracebridge and dear father of R. Douglas ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Greg LAWRENCE,) Karen FERGUSON (Grant), Kelly GAGNÉ (Marc) and William B. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Michelle). Loving grandfather of Marshall, Scott and Andrew FERGUSON, Kurtis, Adam and Ryan GAGNÉ and Samantha and Christopher ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Brother of Shirley CAMPBELL (the late Arthur,) David ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Helen,) Donald ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (the late Henrietta) and the late Roy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. son of the late Barton and Alma ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Friends will be received at the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge (877-806-2257) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Bracebridge United Church on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. followed by cremation. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at the church on Thursday at the start of the funeral service at 2 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial gifts to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-10 published
FLOOD, Virna Mary (née FERGUSON)
Formerly of Little Britain, Lindsay, Thornhill, Fenelon Falls. Secondary School Teacher (Retired). Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 6, 2005. Virna FERGUSON, in her 89th year, was the loving daughter of the late Charles and Ruby FERGUSON (née HILL,) and the beloved wife of the late Allan C. FLOOD. Loving sister of Ruby HARPUR of Niagara Falls, and predeceased by brothers Eric and Donald and his wife Jean FERGUSON and brother-in-law Geoff HARPUR. Also survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy FERGUSON of Lindsay. Aunt Virna will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and a special friend Cheryl TRIPP. In keeping with Mrs. FLOOD's wishes, cremation has taken place and private funeral service will be held at a later date. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be made through Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, 705-328-2721.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
STEELE, Annie (née STOCKWELL)
Peacefully, at home on January 21, 2005, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Jim STEELE. Loving mother of Susan FERGUSON and her husband Bob, Douglas and his wife Wendy, Mary GAIR and her husband Graeme, Duncan and his wife Anna, and the late James John (Jamie). Dear grandmother of Rob, Laura, Jim, Karen, Amy, Ashley, Adrienne, Jackson, Audrey, Gordon, Chelsea and Katherine. Adored great-grandmother of Russell, Jimmy, Joseph, Owen, Emily, Adam and Molly. Sister of Kathleen LLOYD and her husband George, Colleen BRADFORD, Bill STOCKWELL and his wife Loretta. Predeceased by her brothers Maitland and George "Son" STOCKWELL. Auntie Anne to many nieces and nephews. 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. on Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
HEALE, Doris (née WILSON)
World War 2 Veteran, W.A.C. Member of the Bridgenorth Seniors Club. Peacefully, with her family at her side, on Saturday, January 22, 2005, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Bob HEALE. Loving and cherished mother of Geoff HEALE and Jo STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear Granny of Kristene and Andrew. Sister of Cathie FERGUSON, and the late Joey, Robbie, Madge, and Bessie, all of Scotland. Special aunt of Marian, Nicole and David BELL. Doris will be sadly missed by many other relatives and Friends. Visiting will be held at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough), on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Reverend Murray LINCOLN officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
ROSS, Camille
After a long and valiant battle with bipolar disorder, Camille passed away on December 27, 2004, at the age of 52 years. Left to cherish her memory are her son Devon FERGUSON of Guelph, her partner Sid ACKER of Guelph, her brothers Bob (Doreen) of Toronto, Murray (Joyce) of Guelph, George (Catherine) of London, and Ted (Heather) of Melbourne, Australia. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Mary (John), Sarah (Zak), Jacob, Samantha, Annabel, Lucy, and Michael, and many Friends, colleagues, and pupils whose lives she touched along the way. Predeceased by her parents Edith and Bruce ROSS of Guelph. Arrangements were entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph. A private memorial service has been held. If desired, donations in memory of Camille may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or to the charity of your choice. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
FERGUSON, Howard
Passed away suddenly and quietly on Monday, January 24, 2005, age 71. Beloved father of Lise and John, husband of Carol, brother of James FERGUSON and George McDONALD, cousin of Donald TYNDALL. A memorial service will be held in the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Friday, January 28 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. Donations may be made, in memory of Howard's granddaughters Katherine and Susannah DAVIES, to Perinatal Bereavement Services Ontario (905-472-1807).

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
FERGUSON, Patricia
(Former head of Math Department - Loretto Abbey/Loretto College) Peacefully at home on Monday, January 31, 2005 at the age of 55. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Vicki, Katie, Sarah and Amanda. Dear sister of John McGARRY. 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. Thursday. Funeral Mass at St. Clement Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr. on Friday, February 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
MYRONUK, Nick
At Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, at the age of 90. Predeceased by loving wife Emily. Survived by daughters Glorea, Delores FERGUSON and son-in-law Charles. Beloved grandfather to Lisa, Graham and Heather Cornwall and great-grandfather to Haile, Jensen and Parker CORNWALL. Memorial service to be held at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. West (one block east of Kerr St.) Oakville on Saturday, February 05, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. The family would like to acknowledge the care and compassion of the staff at Northridge Long Term Care Centre and the hospital staff on 4-centre. In memory of Nick please consider a donation to Oakville Trafalgar Hospital.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
FERGUSON, Dean Jeffrey
Suddenly left us at the age of 45 years, on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Loving partner and best friend of Deborah INGRAM. Cherished son of Lorna and the late Gordon FERGUSON. Dearest brother of Ross (Kelly) and Diane FERGUSON, uncle of Ashley and Amber FERGUSON and Super Step-Dad to Cassandra SHANKLAND, Lee HUFFMAN and Sydney. An animal lover and devoted master of Clara and Thor. A man of his word, car dealer extraordinaire, Dean was extremely well respected by all. His smile, humour and laugh, will be greatly missed by his many Friends, family, colleagues and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Friends and family are welcome to call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway) on Monday, February 7, 2005, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 3 p.m. In Dean's memory, donations may be made to the Etobicoke Humane Society or to the Charity of your Choice.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
FERGUSON, Gerda
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother, on Friday, February 4, 2005. Gerda FERGUSON of Rodney, beloved wife of the late Harold FERGUSON. Loving mother of Elinor (Sal) MEROLA, Fran (Bill) POWELL, late beloved son Paul (Jean) FERGUSON. Loving Grandmother of Ingrid (Guy,) Heather (Kenneth), Lisa (Mike), Richard (Carolyn), Ken (Meg), Matt (Sam), Jeffrey (Melinda,) and the late Laura FERGUSON. Loving great-grandmother of Cassandra, Cabrina, Jamelyn, Kenny, Christopher, Julianne, Andrew, Madelyn, Cassidy, Mark and Dylan. Dear sister of Esther CHRISTENSEN, Morris HANSEN and the late John HANSEN. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. At Mom's request, no flowers. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide St. N., London N6B 3H8 would be appreciated by the family. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186), entrusted with arrangements. On line condolences at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
RYAN, Walter
Passed away peacefully at home on February 20th, 2005 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's and cancer. Beloved husband of Cecilia MORRIS and devoted father of Gary (Anne FERGUSON) and Linda (Paul CLARKE.) Loving Papa of Ian, Shannon, Sarah and Emma. Our sincere thanks to the centre local de services communautaires / N.D.G. and especially Joan FOSTER and Tim GLOVER who made it possible for us to care for him at home. Also to Dr. BRZEZINSKI of the Jewish General. A very special thank you to Dr. Leo C. MORRIS, his family physician for all his T.L.C. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Loyola High School Foundation at 7272 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R2.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
FERGUSON, William Henry
(Retired member of The Toronto Police Service, life member of Doric Masonic Lodge, Pickering). Suddenly, on Monday February 21, 2005 at The Community Nursing Home, in his 81st year. Bill, beloved husband of Yvonne for 57 years. Loving father of Gayle and Stephen. Beloved Papa of Derek and Melissa FERGUSON and Ryan and Erin COPELAND. Survived by his brother Samuel Gordon and the late Bert, Viola, Victor and Audrey. Family and Friends may visit at the "Scarborough Chapel" of the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home 2900 Kingston Road (East of St. Clair Ave. East) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Alzheimer Society.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
WOOD, Donald
(Served many years with Canada Post). Passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Beloved husband of Viola (née FERGUSON.) Loving father of Kimberley, and Gary and his wife Kari. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Chapel at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to either the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
STIRLING, Aileen
In her 92nd year, after a brief illness at The Wexford on Saturday, February 26, 2005. Loving wife of the late Jack. Mother of Jackie GENTLE (Don.) Grandmother of Carrie FERGUSON (Keith) and Jeff GENTLE. Long time resident of Wexford, Ontario and volunteer for many years at The Wexford. Sincere thanks to the many caring, dedicated and understanding staff members who treated her with respect and kindness. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 12 noon Tuesday until the time of the service complete in our Chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
FERGUSON, David
Passed away on Friday, March 11th, 2005 at Toronto Western Hospital. David, loving husband of Linda, and dear father of Blaze. Survived by his parents Leone and Dave, brothers and sister Christopher, Julie and Brian, mother-in-law Bessie LUPO, sisters-in-law Carmen, Luisa and Laura. Lovingly remembered by his family and Friends. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. Subway), 416-698-3121, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in our Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A special thanks to the staff at Toronto Western Hospital.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
FERGUSON, Hector Raymond
On Monday, March 14, 2005 in his 94th year, beloved husband of Mabel Ann (née McDONALD) for 57½ years. son of the late Thomas J. FERGUSON and Lavina (née FACHINE.) Predeceased by his brother Clarence and wife Reta FERGUSON, their daughter Carol and grand_son Jason BERENDS, his sister-in-law Margaret McDonald HUNKING. Hector will be fondly remembered by Margaret's husband Elmer, by nieces and nephews, Ann (Ken) WEATHERALL, (John) BERENDS, Gordon (Anne) FERGUSON, Lorne (Susan) FERGUSON, Neil (Ann) HUNKING, Glen (Lois) HUNKING, Bruce (Donna) HUNKING and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Uncle Hector, as he was known to many, will be missed by his extended families - the Ron Allen family and the Phyllis Rumple family. Friends and family may call at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate Hector's life will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 2 p.m. Spring interment in Badjeros Cemetery. If desired, donations in his memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
FERGUSON, Dougal
Passed away, on March 17, 2005, at the Etobicoke General Hospital, in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his loving wife Alberta (nee MAXWELL.) Dear father of Robert (Mary) and Tom (Helen.) Proud grandfather of Sarah, Ryan, Ian, Graham, and Brock. Survived by his brother Jim of Uxbridge and predeceased by his other brother Neil. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge, 905-852-3073, for a Service in the Chapel on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Spring interment at the Uxbridge Cemetery. In Dougal's memory, donations may be made to the charity of choice.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
FERGUSON, Verona Irene
(Formerly of Stayner, Ontario; Missionary for 25 years in Angola Graduate Nurse of Toronto General Hospital; Registered Nurse at Stratford General Hospital). Passed away peacefully, at Extendicare Nursing Home, Oshawa, on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Reverend Frederick Merrill FERGUSON. Loving mother of Helen and her husband Kelly VOUTT of Oshawa, Miriam and her husband Dave BOAL of Ottawa, Annah FERGUSON of Markham and Joye and her husband Gary TAILOR/TAYLOR of Birmingham, Alabama. Cherished grandmother of Rob and his wife Lisa VOUTT, Gail VOUTT, Carolyn and her husband David JUDSON, Kim and her husband Mark OZORIO, Tricia BOAL and her husband Gordon WILSON, John BOAL and his wife Terri, Mark BECKBERGER and his wife Christine, Vicky BECKBERGER, Blake TAILOR/TAYLOR and Kyle TAILOR/TAYLOR. Fondly remembered by great-grandchildren Justine, Serena, Darcy, Sarah, Devin, Nathan, Mikayla, Jacqueline, Lindsay, Jessica, Kaylah, Kylah and Kristin. Sister of the late Walter CLEMENCE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558), on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. A Service will be held at Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide Ave. E., Oshawa, on Monday, March, 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Blackstock Union Cemetery at 2: 30 p.m. Donations made in memory of Verona FERGUSON to the Angola Memorial Scholarship Fund or Kingsview United Church would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
ALTON, James Gowan
Passed away, on Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Barrie, Ontario, in his 90th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Doris Lenore (née CLOSE.) Dear husband of Virginia (WISLAWA.) Loving father of Marilyn and her husband David FERGUSON, Glen and his wife Catherine, and Arlene and her husband Trevor McCULLOUGH. Cherished Papa of Beverley, Bryan, Brent, Jeffrey, Jennifer, James, Adam, Amy, and Aaron, and Grand Papa to nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
KANDA, Fusako
Peacefully at home in her 96th year on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Yoshio KANDA. Sadly missed by her children Marianne ABE (late Frank,) Henry MUTSUMI, Esther and George NISHIMURA, George and Karen KANDA of Arizona, Noriko Clara FERGUSON (late Ralph,) and Beth and Harry MATSUGU. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Dana, Stacy and Ines, Janice and Derrick, Bruce, Christine, Gayle, Stephen and Katie of Georgia, Peter and Debbie of Minnesota and Tamiko of Kingston; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Emily, Conor, Taylor, Madeline of Minnesota and William of Georgia. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Masao Jack YOSHIDA, Sadako TANI, Fumiko and Kimiko YOSHIDA, Yoshio Harold YOSHIDA. Survived by sisters-in-law Kikumi YOSHIDA and Shizuko Lois YOSHIDA and her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Centennial Japanese United Church, 699 Dovercourt Rd. (south of Bloor) on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto Japanese United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
CHRISTOPHER, Noreen (née HAWORTH)
Daughter of the late Laurence Marshall HAWORTH and Mrs. Rose HAWORTH (née NEESON.) Died on April 2, 2005 at 9: 00 p.m., in her 93rd year. Born June 29, 1912. She is predeceased by her husband Roland Albert CHRISTOPHER, and her brother Laurence Haworth. Survived by her son Bruce (Michelle) of Victoria, British Columbia and granddaughter Katelyn. Also survived by her sisters Millie CHRISTOPHER of Stayner, Ontario and Winnie FERGUSON of Brampton, Ontario, and her brother Stanley of Carlisle, Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews. Formerly a longtime resident of Newmarket and Richmond Hill, and for the past several years a resident of Victoria, British Columbia. Noreen died at Central Care Home in Victoria, British Columbia after a lengthy period of declining health. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), on Sunday, April 10th from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
FERGUSON, Patricia
At St. Joseph's Medical Centre, Toronto on Thursday, March 31, 2005, Patricia Mary FERGUSON in her 65th year. Dear mother of Stephen of Cobourg, Terry of Oshawa, Tim (Shenay) of Oshawa, Lisa of Ottawa and Catherine FAIRMAN of Kingston. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several neighbourhood Friends. Cremation to take place. Private family service to be held at the burial site in Cobourg at a later date. God bless you Mother.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
GOODE, Victoria (née HOLTOM)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa in her 89th year. Victoria, beloved wife of the late Archie Ross. Sadly missed by her children Shirley WRIGHT (Dennis), Doreen ORLECK, Norm FERGUSON (Wendy), Gary FERGUSON (Sandra,) Steve FERGUSON (Elaine) and their father Gordon FERGUSON. Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Victoria is survived by her sister Janet HOLMES and her brothers Robert HOLTOM and Al HOLTOM. A Memorial Service will be held at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) in the Chapel on Saturday, April 9th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Arthritis Society in Victoria's memory would be greatly appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
THORNDYCRAFT, Verna Grace (formerly DAWSON, née WALLACE)
With family and Friends by her side, Verna was released from this life peacefully in her home at Kensington Village in London Ontario on April 6, 2005. A loving, caring person who always thought of others before herself. Born in 1917, the youngest daughter to Ephram WALLACE and Elsie LETHBRIDGE. Loving sister to the former Verina SYKES. Married in 1937 to Edwin DAWSON, who was tragically taken from her in 1947, and then in 1950 to William THORNDYCRAFT who cared for her until his death in 1968. Verna leaves the legacy of a large and diverse loving family. A mother to Jim Dawson THORNDYCRAFT of Toronto, Joyce SHEPHERD of London and June HEIDER of Nyac, New York stepmother to Daphne FERGUSON of Union, Evelyn ROACH of Leamington and Bill THORNDYCRAFT of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas; grandmother to seventeen; great-grandmother to twenty-one; and great-great-grandmother to one. She also had an extended family with the staff at Kensington who provided loving care to her for the past eight years. A long time resident of Blenheim, a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star. After graduating from public school she worked with her family on the farm. Later, she received training and worked as a florist. Then she acquired and successfully operated a ladies wear shop. Upon her retirement she wanted to continue to help others and joined Community Housing Access Program System where she would pick up and drive other elderly people to medical and other appointments in Blenheim, Chatham and London. She never stopped putting others first. She will be missed by family and all who knew her. She leaves this world a better place and a role model for others. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where an Eastern Star service will be at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service at the Trinity Anglican Church on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pardoville Union Cemetery. Memorials to the Kensington Village or Trinity Anglican Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-19 published
FERGUSON- DOGBE, Kharol G.E. (née FERGUSON)
Peacefully, at home, on Sunday, April 17, 2005. Kharol will be deeply missed and forever loved by her son Leon CROSBY, daughter Justine DOGBE, father Leslie FERGUSON, siblings Tony, Danny, Orville, Marcia, Frank, Steve and Paulette, their spouses, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many precious Friends. Kharol is now reunited with her mother Gladys Maude FERGUSON. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, followed by a service in the Ward Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. "Kharol will be remembered for her energy and vigor, and she will be missed by all."

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
SHORT, Lela Iola (née BRILLINGER)
Passed away peacefully, at Mariann Home on Friday, April 15, 2005, in her 95th year. Loving wife of the late Leonard. Dear mother of Nancy, and Paul and his wife Liz. Much loved Grandma of Michael and his wife Jennifer, Murray and his wife Jessica, and Jeff, and Great-Grandma of Tristan, Brooklyn and William. Predeceased by her siblings Stewart, Barney, Mabel MacGREGOR, Jack, her twin Ila FERGUSON, Ken and Jean. Lee will be lovingly remembered by all of her family and Friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 3 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), with visitation from 1: 30 p.m. Cremation and private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mariann Home or a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
FERGUSON, William Richard " Rich"
Passed away in the arms of his beloved family, at home, in Pickering, Ontario, on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the age of 62. Loving husband of Reet, and cherished father of Tiiu and Alex. He is survived by his mother Margaret, mother-in-law Ilse PAAS, brother Gord and wife Caroline, brothers-in-law Tom and Madis PAAS. He will be deeply missed by his family and Friends. The family is grateful for the exceptional care provided by the Nurses of Care Partners, Pam D., Pam M., Sandra and Valerie. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 on Saturday, April 30, 2005 from 10-11 a.m. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to Durham Access to Care would be greatly appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
FERGUSON, Tom " Peter"
Passed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on May 2, 2005. He will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, his family and Friends. Cremation has taken place on May 4, 2005. Friends are invited to make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his honour. Private gathering to be held at a later date.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-13 published
FERGUSON, Lloyston (1939-2005)
On Wednesday, May 4th, 2005, in Toronto, at the age of 66 years. Long standing and respected member of the Royal Ontario Museum for over 35 years. Beloved husband of Victoria. Cherished by his daughter Dania. Always remembered by his sisters Hyacinth, Winklett, Norma, and brothers Sydney and Herman. Family and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin St. (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Saturday and Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Monday, May 16th, 2005 in Ossington Baptist Church (720 Ossington Ave., corner of Bloor St. and Ossington Ave.) at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Glendale Memorial Gardens (Hwy. 27 and Albion Rd.). If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
CHITTENDEN, Richard L.
Passed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 23, 2005. Father of Gary and his wife Melita, and Karen. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Lexie, Acelyne and Leviathan. Lovingly remembered by his fiancee Carol FERGUSON and her parents Bryson and Melba, whom he considered as family. Richard enjoyed life to the fullest. Private Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home in Oakville on Thursday, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy in his memory would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
LEE, James Richard
(District Deputy Grand Master Georgian South, Member of the Kempenfeldt Masonic Lodge No. 673 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons) Suddenly at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Monday, May 23, 2005. James (Jimmy) LEE of Barrie in his 60th year. Loving husband of Margaret LEE (née PECK) of Barrie. Cherished father of Richard LEE (partner Connie FERGUSON) and Melanie LEE (fiancée Jason WILLIAMS,) all of Barrie. Survived by his sisters Faye CHAN (Sandy) of Toronto and Maryellan ROY of Pickering and brother Greg HAND (Mary) of Keswick. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Dorothy PECK of Barrie, brother-in-law Robert PECK of Toronto, Norman PECK and friend Kim of Toronto, sister-in-law Barbara SMITH (Greg) of Barrie. He will be greatly missed by his best Friends Valerie and Geoff PATON, his many nieces, nephews, other relatives and Friends. Predeceased by his brother Glenn, father and mother, and father-in-law Percy PECK. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street), Barrie on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, May 27, 2005 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations to the Masonic Foundation of Ontario, Cochlear Implant Program or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
ISAACSON, Dianne
Peacefully at home on Monday, May 30, 2005 at the age of 63, Dianne, beloved wife of Richard. Loving mother of Shane and Mark PEACHEY and Heidi (Chad FERGUSON.) Cherished grandmother of Russell. Richard's partner in crime and our mom is gone. Her love of life was contagious to all around her. We will miss her bright smile and positive attitude. She described herself as a doer, and her endless energy confirmed it. Even though she was only with us for 63 years, she packed enough living in for two lifetimes. And boy did she love to dance. Thanks for everything, mom. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Wednesday, June 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Dianne's life will take place on Thursday at the Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street, Aurora at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre, 905-895-4521, would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
FERGUSON, James
In loving memory of James FERGUSON, born July 29, 1939 in Edinburgh, Scotland, who passed away on June 1, 2005. Loving husband of 44 years to Audrey (née SMITH,) and loving father to Karen, Kim, Keith, Kirsty and Karl. Grandfather to Katelynn, Lindsay, Liam, Luke, Gillian, Melissa, Matthew, Britney, Brodey and Keegan. Jim was a dedicated foster father with C.A.S. over the past 27 years to over a hundred children. Jim joins his brother John and is survived by Sarah, Margaret, George, Henry, Nan and Ella. The family will receive Friends at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Funeral will be held on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oncology Floor 6F of Lakeridge Health Corp., Oshawa.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-09 published
FERGUSON, David
Peacefully on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Mt. Sinai Hospital at the age of 70. Survived by his son Brian, ex-wife Leone, stepchildren Julie and Chris. Grandfather of Blaze and Dion. Predeceased by his son David. Dear brother of Jean OLESZKOWICZ, Betty YARWOOD of Scotland, twin sister Diana WALSH, and the late Irene WILSON. David will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, and extended family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 1 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
FERGUSON, Earl Edward
(Founder of Earl Ferguson Construction of Muskoka). Peacefully, at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge, on Sunday, June 12, 2005, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (Kay). Dear father of Margaret and her husband Cuyler CONWAY of Minett, Garry and his wife Marnie of Acton Island, Bill of Minett (Sonia of Nova Scotia), Peter and his wife Cheryl of Port Carling, and the late Mary Ellen. Grandfather of Cheryl (Mike), Karen (Chris), Jeff (Leanne), Michael (Cristina), Samuel (Andrea), Chris, Erika (Danny), Katie, Wyatt, Brock, Dylan and Tanner. Great-grandfather of Alana, Tori and Megan. Brother of Mildred SINGELYN (Bob,) and the late Albert. Friends will be received at Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel" in Bracebridge on Monday, June 13, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 14, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Bracebridge on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Bracebridge to follow. Memorial gifts to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-21 published
MELTZ, Maria Elizabeth (née SARADOC)
Peacefully, on Monday, June 20th 2005, at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. Maria, 71 years of age, loving mother of Suzanne and her husband Craig MORGAN of Horseshoe Valley and Cindy and her husband Greg MILLER of Georgetown. Proud grandmother of Rob, Jacqui, Jessica, Shelby and Darryl. Dear sister of Frank (Idy) FERGUSON, Nick (Julia) SARADOC and Maggie (John) WHEELER. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 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 Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers on Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church (224 Maple Ave., Georgetown) on Thursday, June 23rd at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. In memory contributions to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
PATTERSON, Wendy Jane
Died peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, June 25th, 2005 at the Grand River Hospital in Waterloo at the age of 42. Loving partner of Joe CYBULSKI of Acton. Proud and devoted mother of Isaac HICKS and Mason HICKS, both at home. Much loved daughter of Garnet PATTERSON and step-daughter of Joy PATTERSON, of Milford Bay. Predeceased by her mother Sheila PATTERSON. Dearest sister of Linda McAULEY (Bill) of Port Carling, Cheryl FERGUSON (Peter) of Port Carling and Timothy PATTERSON (Cindy) of Vancouver. Step-sister of Charlene NEELEY of Orillia and Tammy NEELEY (Wes) of Oro. Lovingly devoted aunt of Ryan, Wyatt, Brock, Dylan, Tanner, Josie, Jacob and Emily. Friends will be received at Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, (877-806-2257) on Wednesday, June 29th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the Bracebridge United Church, Dominion Street, Bracebridge on Thursday, June 30th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, memorial gifts to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation - Computed Tomography Scan would be appreciated by the family.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-29 published
FERGUSON, Archie William
Peacefully at the Pines Nursing Home, Bracebridge on Monday, June 27th, 2005; in his 91st year. Archie FERGUSON of Orillia and formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Josephine Victoria BROUILLARD. Loving father of Dianne FAGAN (predeceased) and friend Jim DUFFY of Orillia and Josephine BACKUS and husband Leo of Bracebridge. Grandfather of Bob and wife Connie FAGAN, Ted and wife Marlene FAGAN, Peter FAGAN, Michael and wife Billie Sue FAGAN, John and Andrea BACKUS, and Michelle and Brian Backus ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Great-Grandfather of 12. Dear brother of Grace, Jean, Dorothy and the late Morley, Clarence, and Bernard. The late Mr. Archie FERGUSON will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, then to the Church of the Guardian Angels, 115 West St. N., Orillia for Mass of Christian Burial Thursday morning, June 30th at 10 a.m. Interment: St. Michael's Cemetery, Orillia. Parish prayers will be held in the parlour Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-03 published
PORTEOUS, Olive Agnes (née LOWSON)
On Friday, July 1st, 2005 in Brampton, Olive PORTEOUS, beloved wife of George. Survived by her daughters Lynn FERGUSON of Orillia, Terry McLEAN and husband John of Sutton West, stepson George Jr. and grand_son Andrew of Brampton and sister Ivy COCKBURN. There will be no funeral service. Cremation has been arranged and entrusted to Ward Funeral Home - Brampton Chapel. 905-451-2124.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
FERGUSON, Thomas Lewis (September 11, 1914-July 3, 2005)
Dearly loved husband of Betty-Ann FERGUSON (née CARRETTE,) devoted father of Janet Ann POPEL (Jon) and Nora Jean FERGUSON (Ken SCOTT). Cherished Grandpa of Jonathan, Julianne and James POPEL and Bronwyn, Claire and Morgan SCOTT. Predeceased by parents William and Eliza Jane FERGUSON, sisters Merle ALEXANDER (Ray), Laura WILSDON (Edward), Charlotte COSBY (Ken) and brothers Arthur (Eileen) and Reginald (Kathleen). Former vocational teacher at Sir James Dunn High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and King City Secondary School, King City, Ontario. Visitation on Wednesday, July 6th from 7 to 9 p.m. or Thursday, July 7th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, July 7th at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation and private interment at a later date. Condolences - www.rskane.ca "I am the Resurrection and the Life"

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
Jim FERGUSON, 65: 'Dad' to 200 kids
Household of five off spring enriched with foster kids
Jim FERGUSON 'always had time for us'
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Jim FERGUSON was an ordinary guy with a passion for soccer -- but because he was from Scotland he called it football -- a love of and pocket full of chocolate buttons, a particular Scottish brand of sweets, and a hobby involving the building and maintenance of a backyard fish pond at his Ajax home. In other words, nothing special.
But try telling that to the more than 200 children to whom he and his wife Audrey were foster parents.
Ken ZHI, 21, adored the man he called "Bond" after the James Bond movies both loved watching together. Now a student at Humber College taking architectural technology, he was 13 and his brother 8 when the two came to live with the FERGUSONs. Neither boy could speak a word of English when they arrived, but the FERGUSONs made them feel like family.
"He was more than a dad to me," ZHI said. "He kept his promises to me more than my father, who was too busy with business for me. Bond always had time for us."
FERGUSON died June 1 of cancer. He was 65. At the time of his death, there were four foster children -- boys -- living with them. There still are.
"The kids have been wonderful," Audrey FERGUSON said. "They've taken over watering plants, emptying the dishwasher, the little things."
ZHI was still living in the FERGUSON home when Jim FERGUSON was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago. At one point they all believed he had only 24 hours to live. "We never considered stopping having foster children," Audrey said. "Ken was wonderful; he was here then and he took over."
It was 1977 and the youngest of the FERGUSONs' five biological children -- Karen, Kim, Keith, Kirsty and Karl -- was 8 when one of the kids came home from school with a pamphlet calling for people to become foster parents.
"I didn't know at that point that you got paid for it -- about $5 or $7 a day at the time, I think," Audrey said. "We were very poor, but I thought our kids aren't that bad, maybe we can take another."
The family was living then in a rented four-bedroom Agincourt townhouse. A house painter by trade in his native Edinburgh as well as a onetime semi-pro soccer player, Jim FERGUSON had succumbed to his wanderlust and immigrated to Canada in 1969, where he went to work in the factory of a large engineering firm here. (Later he worked 25 years for General Motors until his retirement 14 years ago.) The family had no car and FERGUSON kept in shape by running to and from his job.
For three years the FERGUSONs had lived in a four-bedroom Ontario Housing unit.
"Jim was very old-fashioned. He wouldn't let me work," his wife said, until she insisted the family move from what she considered to be a bad environment for her children to the Agincourt apartment and then to their first home in Markham. Audrey FERGUSON worked part-time in the morning or afternoon, and all five kids worked after school at a local pizzeria at one time or another to get what they needed.
"We all played competitive hockey and soccer," said daughter Kim FERGUSON, recalling how her parents were at all of their tournaments in the United States.
Their first foster child was a 10-year-old named Tanya, who became Friends with the FERGUSONs' biological daughter Kirsty. After Tanya came baby Michael, who was very sickly. "I thought he'd never live," Audrey said.
"He was crying, crying, crying," said Kim, now a social worker. "Dad took him and soon both of them fell asleep in the chair."
Jim and Audrey FERGUSON had to team feed one pair of very weak twins who required an ounce of formula per hour; she would feed and he would take them in turn to burp them, even after he had warned his wife against taking in babies, telling her he knew she would have trouble giving them up when they were adopted.
He was right.
"It was heartbreaking when they left," Audrey recalled. She used to take a pill and go to her bedroom, where she would "cry it out" cradling the child's pyjamas or some other item she'd deliberately kept as a memento. Her husband was also upset, but he was the one who "got on with it," cooking one of his everything-in-the-pot spaghetti dinners for the other children and running the house.
"Jim handled it better, but he felt it with a lot of the kids," she said.
They fought to keep Jessie, who had come to them as a 4-day-old newborn. "I just loved this child. We tried to cancel the meeting. It was pure panic," Audrey recalled, but when they met her prospective adoptive parents, they had to admit she was going to a fine home. Jessie's mother has made a point of keeping in touch with the FERGUSONs, recently inviting Audrey to Jessie's Grade 8 graduation.
But not all of the children were compliant and loving. There have been temper tantrums, punching, screaming and spitting in their home. At one point Audrey was black and blue from her knees to her toes because of being kicked. One child stole all of Audrey's rings -- Jim gave her a diamond at the birth of each of their children -- and gave them to his father, who then pawned them.
"They lost all the jewellery, but they kept those kids," said daughter Karen KETTUNEN, herself a foster mother.
"It's a difficult time for a lot of the kids; they miss their parents," Audrey said. "All you can do is sit and comfort them."
And that is what Jim FERGUSON did.
Unassuming, laid-back and accepting of who they were, he would watch television with the children, quietly and inevitably winning their trust.
son Keith remembered his father lying on the floor in their television room, holding the family's pet budgies. "The kids loved that."
In recent years, the family stopped taking in babies and had been fostering older children, all boys. They took to calling the FERGUSONs, who have 10 biological grandchildren, Grandpa and Grandma as well.
FERGUSON often took them golfing. After retirement, he returned to Scotland for visits twice a year and transformed the living room of the house into what he called the Edinburgh room, with photos and memorabilia from his hometown. But he spent most of his time in the kids' television room or downstairs playing pool with them.
They'd just do normal, family-type things together.
Ken ZHI remembered buying fish for the fish pond and chasing out a bat that was trapped in the basement, laughing but scared at the same time, too, then being thrilled when he and his brother were the ones who caught it.
"He used to say to me that we were more than a family to them," he said.
Jim FERGUSON was buried wearing a watch ZHI gave him at his first Christmas with the family.
His death hit the FERGUSONs' foster kids hard. One of the boys living with them stopped eating, another was visibly upset.
"Poor wee soul," said Audrey, who wants to continue being a foster parent for at least a few more years. "I assured them nothing will change."

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
O'SHAUGHNESSY, Tom
Peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 67 years of age. Cherished husband of Barbara. Loving father of Jonathan (Cathryn) RETTER and Michael (Melissa) RETTER. Proud grandfather of Taylor and Nicholas. Loving brother of Vicki (Fergie) FERGUSON, Millicient O'SHAUGHNESSY, and Alex "Teddy" (Barb) O'SHAUGHNESSY. Tom fostered many children and devoted many years to helping others. He will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mount Albert (1-800-209-4803) fo visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. followed by cremation. Donations to Children's Aid Society of York Region, or to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated. Special thanks to the I.C.U. Team at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Carol Hamilton, and Dr. SOUTER.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
ENGLAND, Roy Edward
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roy Edward ENGLAND, at the Toronto East General Hospital, in his 81st year, on Thursday, July 7, 2005. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Roy is survived by his beloved wife Thelma Susie ENGLAND (née HAUSE) of 58 years; his nine children, Susan BARRETT of Toronto, Janet FERGUSON and husband Bob of Bancroft, Roy ENGLAND of Toronto, John ENGLAND and wife Sandy of Bowmanville, Alexandra FULTON and husband Jim of Omemee, Kim ENGLAND of Toronto, Jane ENGLAND and husband John DOUEY of Toronto, Christopher ENGLAND of Toronto, and Judy McCARTHY and husband Tim of New Jersey thirteen grandchildren, Roy DEANS, Brent LOCKERBIE and wife Patty, Roxanne DEANS, Julia PERCY and husband Blaine, Tanya BARRETT and husband Tom CASSIOTIS, Neil URQUHART, B.J. ENGLAND and wife Shelly, Jeff ENGLAND, Amy ENGLAND, Samantha PAESSLER, Andrew McCARTHY, Samuel and Sarah DOUEY; five great-grandchildren, Corrine, Jordan, Madeline, Madison and Olivia; lifelong Friends Norm YATES, Mary YORK, Flo WADDINGTON and dear friend Ronnie BARRETT. Predeceased by his twin sister Dorothy, sister Violet and brother Bill. Roy served in the Second World War, retired from the Post Office after 40 years, was born, raised and lived his whole life in the East end of Toronto. A Celebration of his Life and Memorial Service will be held at Bellefair United Church, Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 7 p.m. The family wishes to thank the emergency staff at the East General Hospital and requests donations, in lieu of flowers, to the East General Hospital Emergency Department.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-14 published
SALIBA, Kyle Anthony
It is with great sadness and sorrow, the family announces the passing of Kyle SALIBA on Monday, July 11, 2005. Beloved son of Anthony SALIBA (Natalie) and Kelly FERGUSON (Ross.) Loving Brother and Best Friend of Trevor and Tyler SALIBA. Cherished Step-Brother of Amber and Ashley FERGUSON and Josh POLLMANN. Forever remembered by his Nunnu and Nunna Margery and Martin SALIBA and his Gramma and Poppy Faye and Bob STARK. Cherished Nephew of Joe (Joanne) SALIBA, Dan (Patty) SALIBA, David (Nancy) SALIBA, Andrew (Angela) SALIBA, Patricia (Steven) DARLINGTON, Richard SALIBA and Karen (Dan) RAJCZAK. Kyle will forever be in the hearts of his extended family and his many Friends. Friends will be received at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton, 905-878-2669, on Friday, July 15th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 16th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main St. E., Milton, on Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 12 p.m. A private burial to follow on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation, Children's Assessment and Treatment Centre, or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
CANAM, Ruth Elizabeth (née WILSON,) R.N.
Quietly at home in Pictou, Nova Scotia on July 20, 2005. Beloved wife of Wayne (retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police). Loving mother of Tim and his wife Elske, N.W.T., (Michael, Royal Canadian Mounted Police), Regina; Cathy (Stewart), Pictou, Nova Scotia, and Peter (Denise), Pictou. Proud grandmother of Jason, Sarah, Rebecca, Michael, Ryan, Rayelle and Alexandra. Survived by her sister Joyce (Joy) PENGILLEY, Brampton, sister-in-law Connie WILSON of Moosejaw, brother-in-law Bill FERGUSON, Newmarket. Predeceased by brothers Clifford, Angus, Jack, Donald, and sisters Marguerite, Loreen, Patricia and Bernice. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Ruth was born in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. She graduated from the Toronto General School of Nursing in 1949. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. Funeral Services will be held in Pictou, Nova Scotia on Sunday, July 24.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
FRYER, Jeanne Marie (née NEWTON)
It is with great sadness that we announce her sudden passing on Monday, August 8, 2005. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband Robert FRYER of Thornbury, her brother Jack NEWTON and his wife Barbara of Birmingham, England, her son Steven WYLIE and his wife Cindy and grand_sons Brian and Michael of Mississauga, her son Michal THACK and his wife Cindy with granddaughters Bailey and Courtney of Cayuga, Ontario, her daughter Barbara DEANGELIS and her husband Lance MacMASTER of Mississauga and grand_son Jason DEANGELIS and his fiancée Jessica FERGUSON and great grand_son Adrian DEANGELIS of Hamilton, and her son Christopher THACK and his fiancée Valerie ALFRED of Toronto. A memorial service to celebrate Jeanne's life is planned for Monday, August 15 at 1: 00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Thornbury, Ontario. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Thornbury.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
FERGUSON, Harold Ernest " Ernie"
Peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Monday, August 15, 2005. Ernie FERGUSON of Bradford at the age of 61 years. Beloved husband of Bev. Dear father of Todd (Krystyne) and Kim. Dear brother of Edna, Eric, Liz and Eileen. Predeceased by his parents Harold and May FERGUSON. Friends may call at the Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for a visitation on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday in the "Lathangue" Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens, Toronto. In Ernie's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association or blood donations to the Canadian Red Cross.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
SLOANE, Melvin " Mel" McClarnon
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our father on August 14th, 2005, Melvin McClarnon SLOANE in his 86th year. Mel, predeceased by his most beloved wife Helen of 48 years (February 23, 2000.) Loving father of Donna (Wally) HENRY, Ruth (Jim) FERGUSON, Pat (Ron) BARNES, Cathy (Don) BARLOW, Don (Julie) SLOANE, Mary REDMOND, Bill, Betty, Sandra (Don) CHILDS, Paul (Sara) SLOANE. Dear grandfather of Walter, Michael, Derek and Danny HENRY, Chris (predeceased,) Melanie and Michael FERGUSON, Rob, Jerry and Pat BARLOW, Chris BARNES, Ryan and Robert SLOANE, Chelsea REDMOND, John and Kevin SLOANE, Alex, Josh, Mathew and Luke CHILDS and Calab and Grace SLOANE. Great-grandfather of Mackenzie and Taylor, Spencer, Tyler, Brooke and Madison HENRY, Jordan and Braydon VANVALKENBURG, Morgan and Tyler SLOANE, Nick and Haleigh FERGUSON, and Samantha EADE. Brother of Frank of Milton, Washington, predeceased by Hazel, Marie, Al and Maxine. At Dad's request there will be no service. Cremation to take place. Messages of condolences may be e-mailed to peacefultransition@bellnet.ca The family would like to thank Dr. James TAZZIO and Jan, Dr. J. TOTH and Marnie for the respect, care and compassion they always showed Dad and to Rusty DRAPER for his spiritual guidance during Dad's illness. Also our thanks to the nurses at Bayshore who with their help and assistance we were able to keep Dad at home where he so much wanted to be. Our heartfelt thanks to our sister Betty, his true caregiver, who for the last few months of Dad's life gave him the most amazing, loving, tender care, tending to his every want and needs as only someone who loved him so much could. He couldn't have been in better or more loving hands. As much as our hearts ache over the loss of our Dad we are comforted by the fact that he is gone to be with Mom and Chris. He will be so missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Peaceful Transition, Barrie.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-17 published
FERGUSON, Ruth Evelyn (née WALKER)
Peacefully at Victoria Village in Barrie on Tuesday, August 16th, 2005. Ruth (née WALKER) in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harold FERGUSON. Dear mother of Karen WILSON and her husband David of Regina, Saskatchewan and their children Scott and Heather and Brian of Midhurst and his children Jana, Paul and Ruth and their mother Gayle McKAY and his son Dustin. Predeceased by her son John and by her brother John WALKER. A funeral service will be held at the Trinity Anglican Church in Barrie on Friday, August 19th at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation in the church from 12 noon until time of service. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Innisfil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of your choice through the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie L4N 3B5. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at ruthferguson@funeralhome.on.ca

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
FERGUSON, Gordon " Fergy"
(Retired Employee of Gulf Oil for 39 years). On Friday, August 19, 2005, at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Fergy died with his family by his side, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Frances "Tiny" for 53 years. Dear father of Lynn (Mike), Julie (Martyn) and Gord (Gina). Loving grandfather of Amy (Camillo), Darcy (Darren), Todd, Eric, Erin, Ashley, Kyle, Chelsea and Emma. Great-grandfather of Ava, Julia, Gracie, Mackenzie and Brayden. Survived by his sister Shirley. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Service 11: 00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2005 in the Chapel. Interment Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place FERGY on the subject line.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-10 published
PHILLIPS, George Albert
Unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, September 8th, 2005, just prior to his 57th birthday. Beloved son of the late Victor and Anne PHILLIPS. Dear brother of Harold, Evelyn FERGUSON, John, Lorraine FRENCH, Danny, Barry, Dolly Clarke, Sharon MOORE and the late Myrna COLLINS, Joan and Roy PHILLIPS. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, other relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation, followed by interment in Barrie Union Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association would be appreciated by the family.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
SANTOS, Joseph
Tragically, on September 16, 2005 in his 25th year. Will be sadly missed by his parents Sal and Karen. Loving father of Mikaila, Bryana and Joseph Jr. and beloved brother of Jason. Grandson of Joan FERGUSON. Joe will be deeply missed by all of his aunts, uncles, cousins, family and Friends. Resting at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden Ave.), Scarborough, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. For mass time and location, please call the Highland Funeral Home at 416-773-0933. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
SARADOC, Nicholas
After fighting cancer with tenacity and humour, peacefully with his wife by his side, in Barrie on September 18, 2005. He leaves behind his soul-mate Julia and his pride and joy Anastasia. Deeply loved brother of Frank FERGUSON (Idy) from Louisiana, U.S.A. and Maggie (John WHEELER.) Predeceased by sister Maria MELTZ. Will also be remembered by brother-in-law Ronald BODNAR and many special nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. In memory of Nick, donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation for the Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-22 published
HOFFMAN, Jim
Jim HOFFMAN son of Irene FERGUSON and the late Bill HOFFMAN passed away on Friday, September 16th, 2005 at the young age of 41. "Rest peacefully Jimmy." You will always be remembered by your siblings Marg, Terry, Jim, Mary, Marie and Liz.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-29 published
SMYTH, Stan
Peacefully on September 26, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital, father of Erika (Mark) HARTUNG, brother of Agnes (Dave) FERGUSON, Nancy (Greg) ENRIGHT, Terry (Yvonne) SMYTH, Kevin (Francis) SMYTH. Predeceased by Frank SMYTH, Eileen (Ernie) CARNEGIE. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, September 30 from 5: 45-7 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home, 1273 Weston Road, Toronto.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
BEATSON, Harold Deane
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in his 86th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Florence "Doreen". Will always be remembered by his children Michael Deane, Harold Craig, their spouses Kenneth Allyn BARTON and Catherine PINCOMBE. Lovingly remembered by his sisters Helen MOORE and Connie FERGUSON of Sarnia, Ontario. Cherished by all his family and Friends. Private family service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-05 published
FERGUSON, R. Lawrence, M.D.
Age 63. Beloved husband of Roberta FERGUSON; dear father of Sarah and Katherine FERGUSON; Sacha and Bill WARHOLIC. A resident of Chicago for over 35 years. Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 1st at Rush-Presbyterian Professional Building, Chicago, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations to A.L.S. Les Turner Foundation, www.lesturnerals.org or Heifer International would be appreciated. Sign guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
CORNISH, Phyllis (LEFLER,) R.N.
Graduate 1950 Brantford General Hospital Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario on Sunday, October 23, 2005, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Russel CORNISH. Loved mother of Brad CORNISH and his wife Sandy of Oshawa and Ward CORNISH of Alliston. Loved Grandma of Erin, Dylan, Mike and Amanda. Predeceased by her brother George LEFLER. Dear sister-in-law of Kaye SMITHIES, Hazel CORNISH and Evelyn FERGUSON. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston, Ontario on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations to Simcoe/Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario L4M 6M2 would be appreciated.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-04 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Brian Philip
Peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, November 2, 2005. Beloved husband of Sue FERGUSON. Loving father of Kenneth, Sherry (Steeve ROY), Scott (Lucy) and Heather (Mike MULVILLE). Adoring Grandpa to Julianna, Isabella, and Gabriella. Brother to Barry (Lesslee) of Victoria, British Columbia. Brian was an avid golfer, photographer and dedicated 43 years to Minor Hockey in the Toronto area. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter, Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at St. Olave's Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. at 1 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2005. Cremation to follow. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-16 published
FERGUSON, Agnes Ann (née SMYTH)
Went to be with her Lord and her loving husband David early in the morning of November 15, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Mom will be forever missed by her fourteen children Terry Ann (John) CRISCIONE, Larry (Peggy) FERGUSON, Geraldine (Rick) OLDHAM, Barry (Betty) FERGUSON, Diane (David) MITCHELSON, Don (Mary Anne) FERGUSON, Arlene (John) HIGGINS, Joyce (Alan) BROOME, Mark FERGUSON, Dale (Jonathan) RUSSELL, Frank (Sharon) FERGUSON, Scott (Lia) FERGUSON, Jannine (Joe Bowen) FERGUSON, Shelley (Dave BELL) FERGUSON. She is loved by her sister Nancy ENRIGHT and brothers Terry and Kevin SMYTH. She is united with her sister Eileen CARNEGIE and brothers Frank and Stan SMYTH who predeceased her. Mom was blessed with her grandchildren Vince (Karin), Jill, Charlene, Nicole (Glenn), Patrick, Krista (Craig), Karl, Kyle, Bob (Tonia), Kevin (Lisa), Sarah, Kathleen, Joseph, Jonathan, Jason (Terrie), Becky, Kyle (Kendra), Lindsay, Derek, Craig, Mark, Julia, Casey, Allana, Danielle, Sophia, Bianca, David and great-grandchildren Abby, Brooklyn, Evan and Ky. She also leaves behind many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Mom was born in England on August 5, 1927 and at the age of three moved to Canada with her family, where she later met her husband David. Raising fourteen children in tough times was a full time job, however, this exceptional mother always worked late at night at a "real" job for extra income to help support her family. Many will remember her little car up and down the concessions as a rural route mail lady. For many years Mom was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion where she volunteered her time and efforts. Mom loved her bingo, her bowling and her golf. In retirement she enjoyed wintering in Panama City and Phoenix where she was a true sun worshipper. If wealth were measured by family and Friends, Mom had riches beyond compare. Our family would like to thank the staff, physicians and nurses at The Wynfield in Oshawa and Markham Stouffville Hospital for their wonderful care. Friends may call at Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge for visitation on Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., and Funeral Mass on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Uxbridge. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery. In Mom's memory, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion or the Canadian Cancer Society. "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are Friends."

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-30 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Eunice Lenora " P." (née FRANCIS)
Peacefully passed away on November 26, 2005 at Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket. Loving mother of Michael and his wife Mary SPENCER- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Conrad, and Andrea. Grandma of Noah, Hannah, and Danian. Sister-in-law of Agatha FERGUSON. Special friend of Deana and Veronica. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 9-10 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 10 a.m. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family invites you to sign Eunice's Book of Condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
FERGUSON, Jean
Peacefully, on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at the age of 83. Survived by her beloved husband Dr. Allan FERGUSON. Loving mother of Barbara, Gail and Donald. Jean will be fondly remembered by her brother and sisters and many other family and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church (72 Main St.) on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Private family interment. Arrangements have been entrusted to Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (416-698-3121).

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
McCLUGGAGE, Audrey (formerly CREWS)
Peacefully at her daughter's home on Saturday, December 10, 2005 in her 74th year. Dear mother of Sandy LAMBERT of Dundas, Norm (Tracie) CROOK of Burlington, Tommy CROOK (Janice) of Minnedosa, Manitoba and Leslie WHITLOCK of Cambridge and friend Reg HENDRICKSON of Ayr. Loving grandmother of Erin and Tyson LAMBERT; Andrew LOFT; Nathan, Trevor and Hannah CROOK; Jeremy and Hayden EMBERLEY- WHITLOCK and Charlene WHITLOCK. Beloved sister of Norma (George FERGUSON) of Oakville. Audrey will be sadly missed by her loving dog and companion "Molly". She will be remembered and missed also by her many good Friends. The family will receive Friends at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Palliative Care at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to Elizabeth from Para Med for all her care and concern.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
GRAY/GREY, Marian
Peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, December 12, 2005 at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne, in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Bill MUNSHAW. Loving mother of Brent GRAY/GREY and Janis and her husband Cory BANNERMAN. Devoted grandmother of Sydney GRAY/GREY and Mackenzie and Cooper BANNERMAN. Dear daughter of Vernitt FERGUSON and sister of Doreen LOUGHEED and Glen FERGUSON. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment at Hornings Mills Cemetery.

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
SELF, Alice Myrtle (née GLEASON)
Lovingly surrounded by family on December 14, 2005, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Russell for 56 years. Cherished mother of Mary SKARSTEN, Stephen (Dale), Sharon RANSON (Steve), and Ruth FERGUSON (John.) Dear Mama to Rachel, Ian, Jon, Tom, Russ, Maggie, Eric, Joshua, and Hilary. Sadly missed by brother Roger GLEASON (Audrey) and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Welcomed home by parents Irwin and Ida GLEASON, sisters Dora HUTTON and Lois SAWYER and son-in-law Stan SKARSTEN. Treasured by many Friends around the world. A woman of steadfast faith, Alice loved her family, was free-spirited, quick to forgive, fun-loving, and full of energy and caring for others. After teaching in a one-room school house near her farm home in Lakeside, Ontario, Alice attended Toronto Bible College and McMaster University, where she sang in a double trio. Alice was also gifted at playing piano, organ and accordion by ear. During World War 2 she pastored a three-point charge in the Maritimes. All this prepared her for years of sharing the gospel with her husband in India, Singapore, Manila, and New York. Visitation will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles on Monday, December 19, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. followed by reception and committal. Memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society, Tyndale College or a mission agency of your choice, would be appreciated. Jesus said, "I am now and forever the life that shatters death. Those who count on me will be brought out of despair and live always in me. Do you believe this?" John 11: 25

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FERGUSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Stephen Jeffrey
(Formerly with Toronto Police Service and retired from the Elliot Lake Police Department)
Suddenly at Bracebridge on Friday, December 23, 2005 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Shirley ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (née SKINNER) of Bracebridge and dear father of R. Douglas ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Greg LAWRENCE,) Karen FERGUSON (Grant), Kelly GAGNÉ (Marc) and William B. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Michelle). Loving grandfather of Marshall, Scott and Andrew FERGUSON, Kurtis, Adam and Ryan GAGNÉ and Samantha and Christopher ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Brother of Shirley CAMPBELL (the late Arthur,) David ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Helen,) Donald ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (the late Henrietta) and the late Roy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. son of the late Barton and Alma ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Friends will be received at the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge (877-806-2257) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Bracebridge United Church on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. followed by cremation. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at the church on Thursday at the start of the funeral service at 2 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial gifts to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice.

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