FISCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
KATO, Elizabeth " Betty" (née KARDOS)
After a long battle with diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, on January 24, 2005 at Kensington Gardens, Toronto. Survived by dear daughter Eva KATO and her partner Kenneth DAWE. Loving aunt of Larry KARDOS and family (Allegany, New York,) Dr. Thomas KARDOS and family (San Antonio, Texas,) and Dr. Linda ROBINS and family (Stuart, Florida). Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Juanita KARDOS, and by cousin Janos PALOTAS and his wife Eva (Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida), their son Gabor and his family, and by her lifelong friend Ibi HOLZMAN (née SPRINGER) (Montreal.) Predeceased by her husband Stephen KATO (1962,) brothers Miklos KARDOS (Budapest, Hungary) and Dr. George KARDOS (Olean, New York) and by parents Menyhert KARDOS (Olean, New York) and Henriette KARDOS (née FISCH) (Budapest, Hungary). Elizabeth was born in Budapest in 1919 and brought up in a happy Jewish home. When Nazi Law was declared in Hungary, Elizabeth and her family were forced to wear a yellow star and live in a house marked with a Mogen David in the Jewish Ghetto. Prior to the liberation of Budapest, her sweetheart, Stephen KATO, arranged for false identification papers for Elizabeth and her family, enabling the entire family (except brother Miklos) to escape just hours before the residents were gathered and deported to Nazi extermination camps. After the war, Elizabeth and Stephen got married and lived, with their daughter Eva, in Soviet-occupied Budapest. During the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, the family escaped to Vienna, and later, with the help of her brother George (who lived in the United States), immigrated to Niagara Falls, Canada. For survival in the new country it was necessary for Elizabeth to learn English and a new trade. She studied and graduated as a beautician and opened a small hairdressing salon. After her husband Stephen's death, Elizabeth bought two houses to run as rooming houses in addition to her beauty business. With granite strength, courage, and good humour, she forged a new life for herself and her daughter in a strange culture under trying circumstances. Private cremation.

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FISCHBACH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-02 published
WELDON, Murray G., O.D.
Murray went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on Monday, May 30th, 2005 in Owen Sound as the result of a boating accident in his 81st year. Murray will be sadly missed by beloved wife, the former Setsu YAMAOKA. He was the brother of Jean WASON and her husband Alwyn. Uncle of Peter and Carolyn WASON, Janet WASON, Mary Jean WASON, John and Shelley WASON, Rick and April YAMAOKA, Sandy and Brian BATES, Dr. Steve and Eva SHIMOTAKAHARA, David and Pandy SHIMOTAKAHARA and Lisa and Cal COETZEE. Brother-in-law to Sachi SHIMOTAKAHARA and Yvonne YAMAOKA and her husband Harry FISCHBACH. Predeceased by brother-in-law, David YAMAOKA and Dr. George SHIMOTAKAHARA. Murray practised optometry in Lindsay, Toronto and Owen Sound before his retirement. Friends are invited to call at the Shallow Lake Community Church in Shallow Lake for visitation in the Upper Room on Friday afternoon and evening 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service for Mr. WELDON will be conducted in the church sanctuary on Saturday, June 4th at 1: 00 p.m.. Pastor David CAMPBELL officiating. Interment, Friends Cemetery, Oakwood. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Crossroads Christian Communications (100 Huntley Street) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Currie Funeral Home, 239 Garafraxa St. Chatsworth, Ontario (519-794-2631)
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FISCHBACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-03 published
WELDON, Murray G., O.D.
Murray went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Monday, May 30th, 2005, in Owen Sound, as the result of a boating accident, in his 81st year. Murray will be sadly missed by his beloved wife the former Setsu YAMAOKA. He was the brother of Jean WASON and her husband Alwyn. Uncle of Peter and Carolyn WASON, Janet WASON, Mary Jean WASON, John and Shelley WASON, Rick and April YAMAOKA, Sandy and Brian BATES, Dr. Steve and Eva SHIMOTAKAHARA, David and Pandy SHIMOTAKAHARA and Lisa and Cal COETZEE. Brother-in-law to Sachi SHIMOTAKAHARA and Yvonne YAMAOKA and her husband Harry FISCHBACH. Predeceased by a brother-in-law David YAMAOKA and Dr. George SHIMOTAKAHARA. Murray practised optometry in Lindsay, Toronto and Owen Sound before his retirement. Friends are invited to call at the Shallow Lake Community Church in Shallow Lake for visitation in the Upper Room on Friday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service for Mr. WELDON will be conducted in the church sanctuary on Saturday, June 4th at 1 p.m. Pastor David CAMPBELL officiating. Interment: Friends Cemetery, Oakwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Crossroads Christian Communications (100 Huntley Street) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Currie Funeral Home, 239 Garafraxa Street, Chatsworth, Ontario (519) 794-2631.

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FISCHBACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-02 published
WELDON, Murray G.
Loving husband of Setsu (YAMAOKA) and committed Christian, tragically in a boating accident on May 30, 2005. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Muriel. A graduate of the College of Optometry of Ontario who practised in Lindsay, Toronto and Owen Sound and latterly savoured his retirement sailing, fishing and motor camping. Survived by sister Jean (Al WASON) and their children, Janet, Peter (Carolyn) and family (Ottawa), Mary Jean (Africa) and John (Shelly) and family (New Zealand); beloved brother-in-law to Sachi SHIMOTAKAHARA (predeceased by Dr. George) and Yvonne YAMAOKA (Harry FISCHBACH;) and an extensive family of cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation on Friday, June 3rd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; funeral service on Saturday, June 4th at 1: 00 p.m., all at Shallow Lake Community Church, Highway 6, Shallow Lake (north of Owen Sound). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc. or a charity of your choice. Thou will make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fullness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16: 11

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FISCHBACHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
BROWN, Archie Frederick
(Retired Funeral Director with Turner and Porter) After a valiant battle with cancer, Archie died peacefully with his wife Scotty by his side on Monday, May 16, 2005 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario in his 71st year. Brownie, beloved best friend and husband of Louise (née SCOTT.) Archie was predeceased by his brothers Ray and Carl and is survived by his dear sisters Irva (Austin CALDWELL), Inez (Dr. Gordon ROSS) and Barbara COTTOM. Cherished brother-in-law of Estelle, Valorie, Ken and Murray. Much loved uncle of Stephen, Brian, Kelly and Ted. Archie will also be missed by his many Friends, family and of course by his "Feline Pals": Shadow, Sam and the late Shelagh Tequila. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evening and 2-4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N. of Queen Elizabeth Way). A celebration of Archie's life will be held at the Peel Chapel on Thursday, May 19th at 7: 00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, Mississauga. For those who wish, donations to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the Toronto Humane Society would greatly be appreciated. "Many thanks to Dr. FISCHBACHER and the nursing staff of the palliative care unit. Your kindness and gentle manner towards Archie was very much appreciated by our family".

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FISCHER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-05-18 published
HOWCHIN, Thomas Richard
Thomas Richard HOWCHIN passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in his 80th year. He was the beloved husband of Mildred (DYNES) and dear father of Dianne (Alex) DEAN, Wayne (Tammy) HOWCHIN and Gwen (Thomas) FISCHER, brother of Audrey (Bob) ROBERTSON and Norm, and brother-in-law of Muriel BURGER. He was predeceased by infant granddaughter Leah Joy, parents Henry Richard and Mabel HOWCHIN and sister-in-law Shirley.
Tom served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1944-46. On June 17, 1950 he married Mildred (DYNES) in Redickville United Church and they resided on their farm on 30 Sideroad Amaranth Township for 29 years.
Tom was employed by Art McConnell Apiaries prior to his marriage and later by Gerald McConnell. He was employed at Robinson's Sawmill and received a gold watch in recognition of the years worked there.
In 1979 he sold the farm to Dave BESLEY and bought a farm on the Melancthon Mulmer townline. He worked at the Shelburne Golf course and in 1988 Sam YOUNG purchased the farm with Tom and Mildred retaining one acre. In 1990 Ted METZ constructed a house in which he lived until the time of his passing on to his permanent home.
He enjoyed many trips across Canada and the United States and for three months helped at a New Tribes Mission school in Brazil. Over the years Tom taught Sunday School, helped with Vacation Bible School, assisted at Pioneer Clubs and served on the Youth for Christ executive in the '50s and '60s.
The funeral service was held at the Doney Funeral Home on April 1. Following the service a luncheon was served at the Dufferin Oaks.
Several beautiful flower arrangements and numerous donations were received from family and Friends.
Interment took place in Shelburne Cemetery.
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FISCHER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-13 published
DAVIDSON, Clayton Earl
Peacefully at the New Horizons Retirement Home, in Wiarton, Monday morning, September 12th, 2005. Clayton DAVIDSON, of Wiarton, 13 days before his 97th birthday. Predeceased by his devoted wife, Islay CRAWFORD (1991) and his son, Jimmy (1953.) Loving father of Gordon, of Tara, Mary and her husband, Doug ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, of Shallow Lake, and Alvin and his wife, Pat, of Wasaga Beach. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Brian (Aimee), James, Susan, Michael, Siobhan (Patrick) and Colleen (Philip) and his great-grandchildren, Katlin, Colin, Kieran, Ronan, Seamus and Lochlinn. Dear brother of Beatrice FISCHER, of Cambridge. Predeceased by his brothers, George, Clinton and sisters, Ruby, Minnie and Madeline. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home, Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend David LEGGATT officiating. Interment, Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant. Odd Fellows Spirit Rock Lodge #312 and Unity Rebekah Lodge #147 Wiarton will hold a joint memorial service from the funeral home Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memorial contributions to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Wiarton or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Clayton by the Downs and son Funeral Home.
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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-30 published
CALDWELL, Helen Bonar (née SHEARER)
Helen Bonar CALDWELL, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Friday, January 28, 2005, age 91. Loving mother of Lynn FISCHER (Tom,) wonderful grandmother of Erin METH (Robert,) of London, Alyson FISCHER of Toronto and Anne-Marie FISCHER of Waterloo. Proud and devoted great-grandmother of Ryan and Zoe METH, to whom she was and will always be “Geeky Grandma”. Helen's weekly outings with her granddaughter Erin and the two little ones were a source of great joy to her. Fondly remembered by her niece, Heather NOGRADY and her husband Tom of Kingston, and nephews Bruce, Blair and Ross SHEARER and their families. Sister-in-law of Ann CALDWELL of Nepean. Predeceased by her husband, John C. CALDWELL, (1991,) parents, Peter (1966) and Mary SHEARER (1975,) and brother John B. SHEARER (1988.)
Helen CALDWELL was a lady of tremendous grace and love, who lived her years on this earth well. She was, until just recently, an active member of New St. James Presbyterian Church in London, and was a Life Member of the Women's Missionary Society. She was generous with her time, talents and treasure during her long and fulfilling life. She confronted her own mortality with courage, strength and deep peace. She enjoyed wonderful memories of 35 summers spend at the cottage in Vermont, and for the past three years, loved her one-week vacations with Lynn and Tom in the area, absorbing the Vermont sunshine on the shores of Lake Champlain. She will be greatly missed, and remembered with the deepest affection and love by all who knew her. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street, at Richmond, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 1 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Donald G. MCINNES/MCINNIS. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
COSSAR, Jim
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - South Street Campus on Sunday, February 13th, 2005 Jim COSSAR of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (CORNELIUS) COSSAR. Dear father of Carol MURRAY and her husband Gary of Calgary Alberta; John and Robert COSSAR; Jane Cossar FISCHER and her husband Tim, all of London. Loving grandfather of Katherine and Cheyne FISCHER. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday ay the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Brian A. McKAY of the Church of St. Andrew Memorial officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-13 published
BENNER, Donald Merritt
Peacefully on Sunday, May 8th, 2005, at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, Donald Merritt BENNER of London, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Margaret BENNER (née LEVY.) Loving father of James (Susan,) Donna (David) MITCHELL, Deborah (Phil) WIDEMAN, Donna (Dan) FISCHER and Dan (Michelle) KAUFMAN. Dear grandpa of Robert, Michael, Melinda, Daniel, Jonathan, Jesse, Luke, Ben, Katie, Danny, Sarah, Hollie, Elisha, Creed, Dustin and Alea-Ashley. Also survived by brother Gene (Carol) and sister-in-law Laura as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Marvin. A service of remembrance will be held at London Gospel Temple (corner of Andover and Commissioners), London, on Tuesday, May 17th at 11: 00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Freedom House Canada Inc. (219 Hallsmill Rd., London, Ontario N6K 2L3), London Gospel Temple - 55 Plus Ministries, or to the charity of one's choice. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges (264-1100) entrusted with arrangements.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
FISCHER, Dorla
In memory of Dorla FISCHER who passed away July 12, 2002.
Sadly missed by her sons, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-14 published
FISCHER, David Blair
In loving memory of a beloved father, son, brother and uncle, David Blair FISCHER, July 14, 2003.
Never more than a thought away,
Loved and missed every day.
Forever loved by David Jr., Mom and Dad, Terry, Cathy, Lorrie and their families.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
FISCHER, Anne
At Extendicare Nursing Home on Friday, September 16, 2005, Anne FISCHER of London in her 84th year. Wife of the late Gerhard FISCHER (1995.) Beloved mother and best friend to daughter Karen MOFFATT (John) of London. Loving "Oma" to Dane and Desiree MOFFATT. Dear sister to Maria and her late husband Gerhard ILSCH of Germany. Sister-in-law to Gudrun FISCHER and Sigurd FISCHER of British Columbia. Aunt to Angelika ILSCH (Reinhard) of Germany and Mark FISCHER (Jodi) of British Columbia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, September 21st 2005 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Private family interment of ashes to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anne are asked to consider the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-26 published
SCHNARR, Cora Ann (née VAN BEEK)
Suddenly as the result of an automobile accident on Friday September 23, 2005 Cora Ann (VAN BEEK) SCHNARR of Ailsa Craig, Ontario, in her 51st year. Beloved wife of 31 years of Robert (Bob) SCHNARR. Dear mother of Celina and Todd BENDER of Lucan, Ryan and Elizabeth SCHNARR of Kitchener and Lawrence (Rence) SCHNARR of Huron Park. Dearly loved grandmother ot Amelia and Keira; Robbie and Rebecca. Dear daughter of Hennie VAN BEEK of Ailsa Craig and the late Lawrence VAN BEEK. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Joan and Dan EICHLER of New Hamburg, Annette and Neil WAGNER of Plattsville, Laura FISCHER of Ayr, Lorne VAN BEEK of British Columbia, Ken and Deb VAN BEEK of Brussels, Martin and Angela VAN BEEK of Kirton, Anthony and Angela VAN BEEK of Thedford, Mary lou and Peter WINKLER of Constance Bay, Linda and Ken ZEHR of Waterloo, Terry and Diane SCHNARR of Kitchener. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Anthony VAN BEEK, neice Karla EICHLER and mother and father-in-law Dick and Dorothy SCHNARR. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where Friends and relatives may call on Monday September 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday September 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Patricks Church, Lucan. Cremation to follow. Those who wish may make donations to the charity of their choice. She has now entered eternal life with God our Father. May she rest in peace. At tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Cora Ann SCHNARR.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-10 published
HOWARD, Myna Beatrice (BRYAN)
At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 8, 2005, Mrs. Myna Beatrice (BRYAN) HOWARD of Listowel, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late John HOWARD. Dear mother of Bryan and Kathryn HOWARD of Mississauga, Warren HOWARD of Toronto and Randall HOWARD and Judy McMULLAN of Elora. Grandmother of Jonathan, Jeffrey, Justin, Kendra, Sean, and Devin. Also survived by her sister Phyllis FISCHER of Cambridge. Predeceased by her brothers Russell and Lorne BRYANS and her sister Marguerite STRETTON. Visitation will be held at the Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel, on Thursday, 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, Listowel on Friday, November 11th at 2 p.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Trinity United Church, Listowel would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.roberttrenchfuneralhome. com.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
FISCHER, Harold
Peacefully at University Hospital on Friday December 2, 2005, Harold FISCHER in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Terrence FISCHER, Cathy FISCHER (Charles,) Lorrie-Lynn FISCHER (Greg,) predeceased by son David. Special Pop of Jesse, Terri-Lynn, Jeremy, Jason, David, Edward, Lindsay and Amanda. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Annis. Dear brother of Kay MURRAY (Angus), Dorothy, Wayner, Vivian EDEN, predeceased by Bernice DEFOREST and William. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for a service of remembrance on Wednesday December 7, 2005 at 12 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-04 published
STRYBOSCH, Josephus Joe
After a long battle with cancer, on Saturday, September 24, 2005, in Calgary, Alberta, Josephus Joe STRYBOSCH, in his 49th year. Predeceased by his parents, John and Corrie STRYBOSCH. Will be remembered by his family, Nancy and Rob CARROLL, Mary Ann and Henry SOBANSKI, Gerry and Diane STRYBOSCH, Connie STRYBOSCH, and Jeff FISCHER; 10 nieces and nephews; 8 grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He will be missed.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-26 published
MacKAY, Martha Ellen (née FAWNS)
On Monday, January 24, 2005, at home, in her 75th year, after a brief illness. Predeceased by her husband Reverend Eoin MacKAY. Mother of John BRITTON and his wife Jennifer, Marty BRITTON and her husband Ed LOPES, Margaret MacKAY of Scotland and her husband John GERRARD and Alison MacKAY and her husband David FALLIS. Beloved grandmother of Luc and Nicolette LOPES, John and Alexander MacKAY. Sister of Betty FISCHER, Jack and Marion FAWNS. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Garnet, Stanley, Elvina, Merville, Lloyd, Calvin, William and Herbert. Devoted to family, she loved sports and brought her caring warmth and elegance to communities such as Out of the Cold and Belmont House. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26th. A service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 27th, at 3 o'clock. Reception to follow.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-21 published
HILL, William Harris
1921-2005 Died Tuesday April 19th, 2005 of complications following heart surgery. Intensely committed to his family, Harris is survived, honoured and loved by his wife Joan, his sister Jane SUTHERLAND, Joan's children Brent and Anne (Claude), his children Leslie, Stephen (Fran) and Margaret FISCHER, as well as his grandchildren Ria, Morgan, Rina, Jennifer, Lisa, Jamie and Claudia, together with many members of the Hill, Harris and Sutherland clans. He was predeceased by his brothers Jim Hill and Dr. Joseph HILL.
Born in Toronto, Harris spent his early years at Rosedale Public School and University of Toronto Schools and went on to teach flying for the Royal Air Force during World War 2. Following the war, Harris completed a business degree at the University of Toronto and married his first love, the late Eallien "Ean" McLEAN of Orillia. Harris and his young family camped and boated throughout Canada, and he used his love of the country to inspire geography students in Orillia high schools for fourteen years, followed by years in Toronto as the principal at Weston, Vaughan Road and York Memorial Collegiates before retiring in 1983. Harris was most fortunate to find a new love in Joan (LEDGER,) whom he married in 1979. Together they yachted, travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, and made annual pilgrimmages to the Shaw and Stratford festivals. Harris was a long-time member of Mimico Cruising Club. Following his retirement, Harris maintained his passion for teaching, leading both Power Squadron courses, as well as educating and testing boaters for V.H.F. radio and Toronto Harbour Commission licences, right up until 2002. He was deeply involved in the Kiwanis Club of Islington and was particularly committed to the annual music festival for which he was recently honoured with the Colonel George Walter Peacock Award. He volunteered with many organizations including Meals on Wheels and was a long-standing member and elder of Royal York Road United Church. In short, Harris was a true gentleman of generous spirit.
Visitation Sunday April 24th, 3 to 6 p.m. Memorial service Monday April 25th, 2 p.m., reception following. Royal York Road United Church, 851 Royal York Rd. (south of Bloor), 416-231-9401.
Harris's favourite charities were Doctors Without Borders and the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Foundation. Flowers may be sent directly to the church on Sunday or Monday.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-22 published
HILL, William Harris (1921-2005)
Died Tuesday April 19th, 2005 of complications following heart surgery. Intensely committed to his family, Harris is survived, honoured and loved by his wife Joan, his sister Jane SUTHERLAND, Joan's children Brent and Anne (Claude), his children Leslie, Stephen (Fran) and Margaret FISCHER, as well as his grandchildren Ria, Morgan, Rina, Jennifer, Lisa, Jamie and Claudia, together with many members of the Hill, Harris and Sutherland clans. He was predeceased by his brothers Jim HILL and Dr. Joseph HILL.
Born in Toronto, Harris spent his early years at Rosedale Public School and University of Toronto Schools and went on to teach flying for the Royal Air Force during World War 2. Following the war, Harris completed a business degree at the University of Toronto and married his first love, the late Eallien ("Ean") McLEAN of Orillia. Harris and his young family camped and boated throughout Canada, and he used his love of the country to inspire geography students in Orillia high schools for fourteen years, followed by years in Toronto as the principal at Weston, Vaughan Road and York Memorial Collegiates before retiring in 1983. Harris was most fortunate to find a new love in Joan (LEDGER,) whom he married in 1979. Together they yachted, travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, and made annual pilgrimmages to the Shaw and Stratford festivals. Harris was a long-time member of Mimico Cruising Club. Following his retirement, Harris maintained his passion for teaching, leading both Power Squadron courses, as well as educating and testing boaters for V.H.F. radio and Toronto Harbour Commission licences, right up until 2002. He was deeply involved in the Kiwanis Club of Islington and was particularly committed to the annual music festival for which he was recently honoured with the Colonel George Walter Peacock Award. He volunteered with many organizations including Meals on Wheels and was a long-standing member and elder of Royal York Road United Church. In short, Harris was a true gentleman of generous spirit.
Visitation Sunday April 24th, 3 to 6 p.m. at Royal York Road United Church. Memorial service Monday April 25th, 2 p.m., reception following, Royal York Road United Church, 851 Royal York Rd. (south of Bloor), 416-231-9401.
Harris's favourite charities were Doctors Without Borders and the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Foundation. Flowers may be sent directly to the church on Sunday or Monday.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
HILL, William Harris (1921-2005)
Died Tuesday April 19th, 2005 of complications following heart surgery. Intensely committed to his family, Harris is survived, honoured and loved by his wife Joan, his sister Jane SUTHERLAND, Joan's children Brent and Anne (Claude), his children Leslie, Stephen (Fran) and Margaret FISCHER, as well as his grandchildren Ria, Morgan, Rina, Jennifer, Lisa, Jamie and Claudia, together with many members of the Hill, Harris and Sutherland clans. He was predeceased by his brothers Jim HILL and Dr. Joseph HILL.
Born in Toronto, Harris spent his early years at Rosedale Public School and University of Toronto Schools and went on to teach flying for the Royal Air Force during World War 2. Following the war, Harris completed a business degree at the University of Toronto and married his first love, the late Eallien ("Ean") McLEAN of Orillia. Harris and his young family camped and boated throughout Canada, and he used his love of the country to inspire geography students in Orillia high schools for fourteen years, followed by years in Toronto as the principal at Weston, Vaughan Road and York Memorial Collegiates before retiring in 1983. Harris was most fortunate to find a new love in Joan (LEDGER,) whom he married in 1979. Together they yachted, travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, and made annual pilgrimmages to the Shaw and Stratford festivals. Harris was a long-time member of Mimico Cruising Club. Following his retirement, Harris maintained his passion for teaching, leading both Power Squadron courses, as well as educating and testing boaters for V.H.F. radio and Toronto Harbour Commission licences, right up until 2002. He was deeply involved in the Kiwanis Club of Islington and was particularly committed to the annual music festival for which he was recently honoured with the Colonel George Walter Peacock Award. He volunteered with many organizations including Meals on Wheels and was a long-standing member and elder of Royal York Road United Church. In short, Harris was a true gentleman of generous spirit.
Visitation Sunday April 24th, 3 to 6 p.m. at Royal York Road United Church. Memorial service Monday April 25th, 2 p.m., reception following, Royal York Road United Church, 851 Royal York Rd. (south of Bloor), 416-231-9401.
Harris's favourite charities were Doctors Without Borders and the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Foundation. Flowers may be sent directly to the church on Sunday or Monday.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
PROCTER, Dorothy Isobel (née KILLOP)
Passed away at home on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of William PROCTER. Lovingly remembered by children Susan and Relf DEVANEY of Toronto, Catherine and George VADEBONCOEUR of Penetanguishene, Janet PROCTER of Toronto, Becky and Tim FISCHER of Burlington, and Amy and Don WILLIAMS of Burlington. Cherished nana of William and Eric VADEBONCOEUR; Olivia, Noah and Max FISCHER and Ellery PROCTER. Predeceased by parents Henry and Kathleen KILLOP, she is survived by dear sister Patricia PAYNE. A private family service has taken place. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to Covenant House or the Humane Society.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
FARQUHAR, Gordon Nesbitt
81, formerly of Toronto, died peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in Hartford, Connecticut. Born to Arthur Douglas and Helen Nesbitt FARQUHAR in Sandy Spring, Maryland, a small Quaker community north of Washington, he spent his childhood on the family farm and graduated from Episcopal High School of Virginia. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1943-46, he completed his B.A. at Yale University in 1948. In 1954 he obtained an L.L.B. from the University of Connecticut. Gordon's distinguished professional career began at Aetna Life and Casualty in Hartford, where he worked from 1948-1974 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Aetna Canada, a Toronto-based group of insurance companies including The Excelsior Life Insurance Company and Aetna Casualty Company of Canada. He held this position until retirement in 1989, at which time he returned to the U.S. to settle near the ocean in Rhode Island. Family and Friends were central to Gordon's life. His survivors include his wife of 53 years, Virginia "Ginger" (FISCHER) FARQUHAR, daughters Jean McCOUBREY and Brooke FARQUHAR, 5 grandchildren, and sister Margaret ADELFIO. Siblings Norman FARQUHAR and Ann FORBUSH predeceased him. He especially treasured the many Friendships established during his years in Canada. Gordon extended his capable leadership and generous spirit to a number of volunteer organizations including the Toronto Symphony, Toronto Redevelopment Advisory Council, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, United Way of Greater Toronto, and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Favorite pursuits included travel, tennis, golf, cross-country skiing, gardening, splitting wood, baking cakes, and hosting family and Friends at "Strawberry Hill", their house in the Mulmur Hills. A memorial service is planned for May 29 in Westerly, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, 228 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopo.com

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-15 published
SWANSON, Heidemarie Mathilde (née FISCHER) (1941-2005)
Passed away peacefully at home, on June 11, 2005, surrounded by her loved ones and grandchildren. Beloved wife of Harry Richard SWANSON for almost 40 years. Loving mother to Carmen SWANSON and her husband John LAWRENCE. Devoted grandmother to Jacob LAWRENCE (born June 20, 2001) and Sara Kirsten LAWRENCE (born June 30, 2003). Heide was present for Jake's birth and he was there when his grandmother passed on. Sister to Marlene SCHEIDACKER, Ursula GINSER and Klaus FISCHER. Predeceased by parents Paula (MAY) and Karl FISCHER, by brother Hermann FISCHER and sister Karin FISCHER. Step-mother to Andy SCHWANICKE and his wife Charlotte and their daughter Kristi. Close friend of Sabina IU. Heide lived for her family and especially for Jake and Sara. She gave everything to us and much to others. She loved to travel with her husband through Northern British Columbia as well as Mexico. Her spirit will always be with us and especially with her grandchildren. A celebration of Heide's life will be held in Sechelt on Saturday, June 18, 2005 with a home reception to follow. Heartfelt gratitude to B.C.C.A. and her caregivers, especially Kirsten Nanson. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the B.C.C.A.
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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-23 published
BAND, John Trumbull, K.St.J.
Peacefully in Toronto, on Sunday, September 18th, 2005, in his 91st year. son of the late Charles S. BAND and Helen Warren BAND. Husband of the late Elizabeth Rogers BAND (née LUMBERS.) Predeceased by his sisters Priscilla MORLEY and Helen BAND. Survived by his sister Barbara GUNN.
He leaves his cherished children and their spouses: John M. BAND and Teri, Sarah BAND, Victoria MacRAE and Rick CLARKE, Jalynn BENNETT and Bill JAMES and Jennifer ROGERS and John HEWGILL. John leaves his beloved partner Patty FISCHER.
Papoo and Papa to his treasured grandchildren and their spouses: Kara McINTOSH and Jeff TAILOR/TAYLOR, David MULLER and Anna POTVIN, Alexandra BENNETT, Braden BENNETT, Ryan McINTOSH and Alison LOVELL, Ashlynn BAND and David LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Jeremy and Rebekah McINTOSH, Courtney BAND, Sam BENNETT, Matthew BAND and Zoe BAND. Cherished great-grandfather to eleven lively great-grandchildren: Elias, Graydon and Esmée TAILOR/TAYLOR; Olivia, India and Kai MORGAN; Eloise, Tucker and Luci McINTOSH; Jack McINTOSH and Ella MULLER.
Respecting John's wishes, a private burial has taken place. A service of thanksgiving and remembrance will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Friday, September 30th at 12 o'clock.
By special request, donations may be made to the Trinity College School, History Department, 55 Deblaquire St. N., Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7 or St. Clement's School, Music Department, 21 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1G8 or Princess Margaret Hospital, Sarcoma Research, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9.
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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-24 published
John BAND, Executive And Art Collector (1915-2005)
Navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War returned home to become an insurance broker and a collector of Canadian art
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, September 24, 2005, Page S9
Although he was a distinguished veteran and a former insurance executive, John BAND found his true calling in companionship and art. He was passionate about collecting, gardening, fitness, the navy, red wine and crossword puzzles. A good listener, he was the master of drawing people out.
Born into a family of prominent Canadian art collectors, he inherited his parents' eye and their zeal for collecting. "I wish I knew the first time I shook his hand," said art collector Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, chairman of The Globe and Mail. "I think it was in the mid-50s and it must have been about art."
For half a century, the two men discussed upcoming auction sales, although their Friendship meant they never bid against each other. "I respected his judgment on paintings," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. Whenever Mr. BAND was "adamant" about a picture, such as The Steamship Quebec, painted by Cornelius Krieghoff in 1853, "I jolly well bought it. There wasn't going to be any doubt about that," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON admitted.
"He was always around the corner from my house and up here," tapping his forehead with his finger, "he was right beside me all the time," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "I never got along with anybody better."
Mr. BAND's love of art was ingrained growing up in a home where Arthur LISMER and Fred VARLEY were frequent guests and painting was a major dinner table topic. "John had a very keen eye for choice works and he sometimes went about acquiring them as though he was a detective," said Lisa Balfour BOWEN, a family friend and art critic. "To my knowledge, he was filling gaps in his collection virtually until the time of his death."
There was nothing passive about Mr. BAND. "He spoke his mind, but it was something that you welcomed. There were no shades. He was always direct and clear," said Dennis REID, chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario. "I have to say I loved him."
John Trumbull BAND was the eldest child and only son of insurance broker and art collector Charles Shaw BAND and his wife, Helen WARREN. His parents moved to New York in 1914 when Mr. BAND was transferred to the American office of James Carruthers and Co. Mr. BAND was born there a year later.
While they lived in the United States, the BANDs bought canvases painted by the Hudson River Valley artists. They sold that collection when they returned to Toronto in 1923 with John and his younger sisters, Priscilla, Barbara and Helen.
"They wanted to collect what was important in the life of Canada their country and the countryside they knew," said Mr. BAND's stepdaughter, management consultant and corporate director Jalynn BENNETT. The BANDs bought an island in Georgian Bay and became good Friends with several members of the Group of Seven.
"Their home was a testament to the art of the Twenties and Thirties in Canada," said Mr. REID. " The dining room was stupendous because it was all Lawren HARRIS's Arctic sketches. There must have been 10 of them."
Two years after the BANDs moved back to Toronto, they sent John to Trinity College School in Port Hope. He was 10. His daughter Sarah, an entrepreneur and retailer, has his first school report framed in her bathroom. "He is rather backward for his age, but he has ability and is a neat and careful worker," his teacher wrote.
In 1929, the year of the stock-market crash, the school's main building burned down. Hard economic times and the school's rebuilding difficulties persuaded his parents to withdraw him in 1931, the year he would have graduated, and send him to Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto instead.
Nevertheless, Mr. BAND was a committed Trinity College School old boy. With his family's help, he gave himself an 80th birthday gift in 1995 by endowing an annual history prize.
Mr. BAND went to work in 1937 for Irish and Molson, a firm of insurance brokers that became Marsh and McLennan and later Marsh Canada. After war broke out, he enlisted in the Navy and was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1941. About the same time, he met Mona MORROW (later CAMPBELL,) daughter of financier and company director Frederick MORROW. They married in 1942.
During the war, Mr. BAND served on H.M.C.S. Swansea, a river-class frigate in 1943 as first lieutenant. The ship, which was known as a happy and successful one, helped to sink three German U-boats in the North Atlantic in March and April of 1944 and assisted in essential enemy sweeps before the invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He transferred to H.M.C.S. Stone Town, another frigate, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, that November and served as its commanding officer until August of 1945.
For decades afterward, Mr. BAND caught up with his wartime cronies at an annual navy lunch he organized, inviting specialist speakers on military subjects. One of the regulars was Tony GRIFFIN, another distinguished naval veteran. "There were very few officers I could put in the same class as John BAND," he said this week. "He knew how to handle ships and men and he had a keen appreciation of the Navy."
Michael WHITBY, senior naval historian at the Department of National Defence, agrees with that assessment. "He was one of the typical Canadians who volunteered to go fight the war and who did an outstanding job." Mr. BAND's strength was to lead by gentle persuasion and quiet example. On Swansea, for example, he insisted that classical music was played on Sundays.
When peace came, he went back to Toronto and to Marsh and McLennan, working mainly on Toronto establishment accounts until he retired in 1980 as a senior executive. He needlessly regretted that the war disrupted his plans to go to university, according to Paul O'DONOGHUE, a business colleague from Marsh and McLennan who became a lifelong friend. "He was the best-informed man I ever met."
Mr. BAND and his wife Mona had three children, John, Sarah and Victoria (Vickie), but the marriage fell apart in the mid-1950s. After an acrimonious divorce and custody settlement, Mr. BAND married Elizabeth Lumbers ROGERS, a widow with two children (Jalynn BENNETT and Jennifer ROGERS,) in 1959.
His son lived with them and his daughters stayed with their mother. "We weren't allowed to see him for a long time," said his daughter Sarah, who became extremely close to her father in the past few decades. "He was my best friend," she said this week. "We talked four times a day."
As a stepfather, Mr. BAND was "warm and caring and curious about our lives without being intrusive," says Ms. BENNETT, who was 15 when her mother remarried.
He was very outgoing and had a keen sense of whimsy. He once jokingly confided plans for his funeral: a procession down Bay Street at noon with a Brinks truck following the hearse with a big sign on top saying: "Who says you can't take it with you?"
Some years after his second wife Betty died in 1992, Mr. BAND formed a new attachment with Patty FISCHER, the former wife of industrialist Michael DEGROOTE, owner of Laidlaw Transport and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Mr. BAND turned 90 in late August. He celebrated his birthday two weeks ago at a party he organized himself at the Toronto Hunt Club, where he'd belonged ever since his mother had bought him a membership for his 20th birthday.
His friend Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON tried to give him a small J.E.H. MacDonald painting of the family island in Georgian Bay as a birthday gift. Knowing the value of the painting, Mr. BAND refused to accept it, although he delighted in pointing out familiar landmarks. Finally, he agreed to "borrow" the painting after attaching a note to the back saying it belonged to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He only had a few days to enjoy it. The painting has now come back to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, layered with "priceless" sentimental value. He plans to hang it near his desk in his office until he gives it eventually to the Art Gallery of Ontario. "But that paper is going to stay with that picture," he insisted. "That's a condition."
Last Tuesday, Sarah BAND took her father to a medical appointment where he learned that his cancer was terminal. He went home, made a final "to do" list to settle his affairs and then "crumpled."
John Trumbull BAND was born in New York on August 25, 1915. He died on Sunday of metastasized sarcoma. He is survived by one sister, three children, two stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private family burial took place on Thursday. A memorial service is planned for September 30 at noon at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-27 published
BAND, John Trumbull, K.St.J.
Peacefully in Toronto, on Sunday, September 18th, 2005, in his 91st year. son of the late Charles S. BAND and Helen Warren BAND. Husband of the late Elizabeth Rogers BAND (née Lumbers.) Predeceased by his sisters Priscilla Morley and Helen BAND. Survived by his sister Barbara GUNN.
He leaves his cherished children and their spouses: John M. BAND and Teri, Sarah BAND, Victoria MacRAE and Rick CLARKE, Jalynn BENNETT and Bill JAMES and Jennifer ROGERS and John HEWGILL. John leaves his beloved partner Patty FISCHER.
Papoo and Papa to his treasured grandchildren and their spouses: Kara McINTOSH and Jeff TAILOR/TAYLOR, David MULLER and Anna POTVIN, Alexandra BENNETT, Braden BENNETT, Ryan McINTOSH and Alison LOVELL, Ashlynn BAND and David LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Jeremy and Rebekah McINTOSH, Courtney BAND, Sam BENNETT, Matthew BAND and Zoe BAND. Cherished great-grandfather to eleven lively great-grandchildren: Elias, Graydon and Esmée TAILOR/TAYLOR; Olivia, India and Kai MORGAN; Eloise, Tucker and Luci McINTOSH; Jack McINTOSH and Ella MULLER.
Respecting John's wishes, a private burial has taken place. A service of thanksgiving and remembrance will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Friday, September 30th at 12 o'clock.
By special request, donations may be made to the Trinity College School, History Department, 55 Deblaquire St. N., Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7 or St. Clement's School, Music Department, 21 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1G8 or Princess Margaret Hospital, Sarcoma Research, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9.
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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-15 published
MORTIFEE, Margaret Anderson (1921-2005)
Angel 'Incognito'; Undercover
Bodhisattva; Une Grande Dame...
"Marga', born in Bloomfontein, South Africa on January 19th, 1921, made her transition to the other side surrounded by her five children and loved ones at 6: 10 p.m. on Monday, December 12th, 2005 after a thankfully brief illness with cancer.
Born of Scottish parents, Marga was raised in the Orange Free State in South Africa. A volunteer Corporal in the South African Army during World War 2, this "Canteen Cutie" served primarily in Egypt, driving 5-ton lorries and contributing to a variety of other duties. At war's end, she met and married Bill ('Monty') MORTIFEE (deceased October 1st, 1998) in Pretoria, South Africa. As the wife of a Member of Parliament, she lived half time on a sugar cane farm in Zululand and half time in Cape Town. There she had four daughters (Margaret, Ann, Mary and Jane). In 1956 the family immigrated to Vancouver where she then had a son (Peter). She volunteered for a number of organizations. She had a keen interest in modern history and current events. She loved to read, particularly biographies. She was a supporter of the arts and innumerable humanitarian charities. In her later years she was thrilled to finally take up the art of painting.
Marga was a woman of extraordinary kindness, compassion and generosity. Her greatest devotion was to diminishing the suffering of others. Nothing gave her greater satisfaction and joy than knowing that those she cared about were well. Her primary passion was her family and her dearest loved ones. She had true empathy with an unusual capacity to listen and an authentic interest in people's lives. Her outrageous and irreverent sense of humour endeared her to all who met her.
Mum/Granny is survived by her five children Margaret MORTIFEE (Julien-Jacques SABY,) Ann MORTIFEE (Paul HORN,) Mary SIMONIN (Mark DRABOT), Jane MORTIFEE, Peter MORTIFEE (Nancy FISCHER), and her eight grandchildren Georges BOIS, Robert BOIS, Dora-Jane SIMONIN, Luke SIMONIN, Devon MORTIFEE, Jessica BIRCH, Lauren MORTIFEE and Claire MORTIFEE.
It is with both grief at the loss of such a beacon of light and yet profound gratitude for all the blessings she bestowed on so many of us, that the family invite those of you whose lives were touched by her to come and join in a celebration of her life on Sunday, December 18th, 2005 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (Jericho Club House). Marga requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
MacKAY, Martha Ellen (née FAWNS)
On Monday, January 24, 2005, at home, in her 75th year, after a brief illness. Predeceased by her husband Reverend Eoin MacKAY. Mother of John BRITTON and his wife Jennifer, Marty BRITTON and her husband Ed LOPES, Margaret MacKAY of Scotland and her husband John GERRARD and Alison MacKAY and her husband David FALLIS. Beloved grandmother of Luc and Nicolette LOPES, John and Alexander MacKAY. Sister of Betty FISCHER, Jack and Marion FAWNS. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Garnet, Stanley, Elvina, Merville, Lloyd, Calvin, William and Herbert. Devoted to family, she loved sports and brought her caring warmth and elegance to communities such as Out of the Cold and Belmont House. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26th. A service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 27th, at 3 o'clock. Reception to follow.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
FISCHER, Alois "Al"
73, died peacefully January 25, 2005. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, February 24, 1931, he came to Canada in 1954. Blessed with a wonderful giving spirit and an engaging sense of humour. Al leaves all of us with many wonderful memories. He will be missed by Josy, his wife of 49 years, his children Peter, Michael, Eric, Janet and Lisa, his grandchildren Lyndsay, Rachele, Andrea, Caroline, Jason and Katie, daughters-in-law Stephanie, Monica, Sue and son-in-law Rizwan. He loved and was loved and leaves us a legacy of giving to others. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church (Lawrence, east of McCowan). Cremation. Donations in Al's name (in lieu of flowers) can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-21 published
HILL, William Harris (1921-2005)
Died Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 of complications following heart surgery. Intensely committed to his family, Harris is survived, honoured and loved by his wife Joan, his sister Jane SUTHERLAND, Joan's children Brent and Anne (Claude), his children Leslie, Stephen (Fran) and Margaret FISCHER, as well as his grandchildren Ria, Morgan, Rina, Jennifer, Lisa, Jamie and Claudia, together with many members of the Hill, Harris and Sutherland clans. He was predeceased by his brothers Jim HILL and Dr. Joseph HILL. Born in Toronto, Harris spent his early years at Rosedale Public School and University of Toronto Schools and went on to teach flying for the Royal Air Force during World War 2. Following the war, Harris completed a business degree at the University of Toronto and married his first love, the late Eallien "Ean" McLEAN of Orillia. Harris and his young family camped and boated throughout Canada, and he used his love of the country to inspire geography students in Orillia high schools for fourteen years, followed by years in Toronto as the principal at Weston, Vaughan Road and York Memorial Collegiates before retiring in 1983. Harris was most fortunate to find a new love in Joan (LEDGER,) whom he married in 1979. Together they yachted, travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, and made annual pilgrimmages to the Shaw and Stratford festivals. Harris was a long-time member of Mimico Cruising Club. Following his retirement, Harris maintained his passion for teaching, leading both Power Squadron courses, as well as educating and testing boaters for V.H.F. radio and Toronto Harbour Commission licences, right up until 2002. He was deeply involved in the Kiwanis Club of Islington and was particularly committed to the annual music festival for which he was recently honoured with the Colonel George Walter Peacock Award. He volunteered with many organizations including Meals on Wheels and was a long-standing member and elder of Royal York Road United Church. In short, Harris was a true gentleman of generous spirit. Visitation Sunday, April 24th, 3 to 6 p.m. Memorial Service Monday, April 25th at 2 p.m., reception following. Royal York Road United Church, 851 Royal York Rd. (south of Bloor), 416-231-9401. Harris' favourite charities were Doctors Without Borders and the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Foundation. Flowers may be sent directly to the church on Sunday or Monday.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-27 published
FISCHER, Marie Celine (née RICE)
(Formerly of County Donegal, Ireland). On Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at Sheridan Villa. Beloved wife of the late Carl FISCHER and Kenneth BAYLEY. Loving mother of Christopher. Sadly missed by her sisters and brothers Josephine, Carmel, Bernadette, Eileen, Sheila, Christopher and Niall. Fondly remembered by her many 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.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church, 1171 Clarkson Rd. N. (south of Truscott) on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 10 a.m. Cremation. A private interment of cremated remains will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie's memory to the Alzheimer Society. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
KOUBA, Johann John
At Simcoe Manor, Beeton, Ontario on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at age 81 years. John KOUBA, dear father of Michael KOUBA and his wife Linda, Barbara RICHES, Rita HAMILTON, Suzanne LIORTI and her husband Ennio, Christopher KOUBA and the late John KOUBA and Herbert KOUBA. Dear grandfather of Jonathan, Jennifer, Devin, Miranda, Heather, Stephanie, Christine, Allison, Andrew, Sarah, Michael, and the late Tommy and David. Great-grandfather of Jessica, Sarah, Madison and Tyler. Dear brother of Anne FISCHER. Uncle to Michelle (FISCHER) CARLYLE and her husband Robert and great-uncle to Audrey. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", 264 Burton Ave. (between Essa Rd. and Huronia Rd.), Barrie on Wednesday, July 13th from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m.

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FISCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
FISCHER, Anne
At Extendicare Nursing Home on Friday, September 16, 2005, Anne FISCHER of London, in her 84th year. Wife of the late Gerhard FISCHER (1995.) Beloved mother and best friend to daughter Karen MOFFATT (John) of London. Loving "Oma" to Dane and Desiree MOFFATT. Dear sister to Maria and her late husband Gerhard ILSCH of Germany. Sister-in-law to Gudrun FISCHER and Sigurd FISCHER of British Columbia. Aunt to Angelika ILSCH (Reinhard) of Germany and Mark FISCHER (Jodi) of British Columbia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Private family interment of ashes to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anne are asked to consider the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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