FORAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
GUNSTONE, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret GUNSTONE of Straffordville passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2005 at the age of 65 years. Loving wife and best friend of her late husband Clare GUNSTONE. Beloved mother to Kathy RAY and Michael GUNSTONE. Grandmother of Jackie; Angela and Amanda RAY. Daughter of Myrtle FORAN of Port Burwell. Sister of James MASALES; Gordon MASALES; Marion LEMAY; Donna FICK; Norma QUACKENBUSH; Ruth Ann WATERS; Debbie MASALES; and sister-in-law to Margaret UNDERHILL. " Come to me all ye who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." Matthew 11: 28. Mrs. GUNSTONE's family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday March 21st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Margaret will be held in the Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Dave PATTEN of Straffordville Gospel Hall officiating. Interment at Smuck Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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FORAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
FORAN, Ruthven Louise (née MacDONALD)
Born on January 30, 1936 in Vancouver and passed away peacefully in Vancouver on May 28, 2005 in the presence of the family she so lovingly and faithfully nurtured, strengthened and inspired. Louise will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by Patrick, her husband of 49 years; her children Sydney, Don, Michael, Lesley, Frances, Tricia, Paula, Jocelyn, and Christine and their partners her adoring grandchildren, Katie, Lauren, William, Louise, and Ruthven (who loved nothing better than being with their 'Bupa') brother John MacDONALD, brothers and sisters-in-law Tom and Kay FORAN and Frank and Patricia FORAN, sister-in-law Terry MacDONALD as well as many close Friends and relatives. Predeceased by her parents Don and Ruth MacDONALD and her brother Cameron. Louise led a full and meaningful life, guided by her strong faith, positive attitude, wonderful sense of humour and love of family and Friends. She enjoyed adventures with Pat, travel, close relationships with people of all ages, great conversations, shopping with Katie, and 'all things bright and beautiful' including art, literature, music, good movies, and writing. Her generous spirit found expression in a variety of personal and social causes, often eloquently revealed in her 'letters to the editor.' Louise epitomized the spirit of the multi-tasker and always gave the impression she had all the time in the world to share her time and energy. She devoted herself to the well being of others, social justice, and ser vice to family, church, and community. Although Louise had nine children of her own, there was always room for more at her table...always soup on the stove, chocolate chip cookies in the oven and tea for everyone. A gifted listener with an abundance of patience, compassion, and understanding, Louise was the center of our family - the light of our lives. In the past few years, Louise faced illness with characteristic courage, grace, and dignity. We will love and miss her forever and always. Prayers and visitation at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 2028 W. 7th Ave., Vancouver at 8: 00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. Funeral Mass at St. Augustine's on Friday, June 3 at 12: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Louise would appreciate acts of kindness to those in need and donations to St. Augustine's School Fund or the C.W.L. 'night Mom...thanks for everything. '...may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.'

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FORAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-11 published
MEUNIER, Bert (November 10, 1948-January 9, 2005)
(Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Kingston)
With his family at his side, Bert passed away peacefully at his beloved farm in Elgin, Ontario. He will be forever missed by his loving wife, Frankie and his cherished son Jamie (Jessica RILEY.) Dear brother of twin, Denis (Dolo) of Mont St. Hilaire, Québec, Ginette (Roch FORAND) of Granby, Québec and Daniel (Lisa) of Granby Québec. Much loved brother-in-law of Annie LEMONDE of Newton, Massachusetts and Chel LEMONDE and David McINTYRE of Framingham, Massachusetts. Sadly missed by nieces, Veronique and Jenna and nephews, Alexandre, Nicolas, Jeremy, Stephane, Michel and Jonathan. The family would like to thank their many Friends and his numerous colleagues for their incredible support through their actions and letters. Also, many thanks to the doctors and nurses on Kidd 6 and Connell 9 at Kingston General Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Greg SCOTT and nurse Patty MEADOWS. His quiet wisdom and patient understanding touched the lives of many people. A celebration of his life will be held at the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Saturday, January 15, 2005 from 12 noon until 5. All are welcome. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations directed towards cancer research to the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, 25 King Street West, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5P9 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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FORBES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-03 published
MATTHEWS, Don
Passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005. Donald John Chester MATTHEWS, of R.R.#4, Durham, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the former Marion SMITH. Loving brother of Robert MATTHEWS of Toronto, Ruby SHEACH of Guelph, Violet GOOCH of Cambridge, George (Shirley) MATTHEWS of Durham, Edith (Gordon MARSHALL) of Durham, and Bev (Doreen) of Kitchener. Dear brother-in-law of Ilsay MATTHEWS, Leonard (Inez) SEIFRIED, Kathleen (Verne) FORBES, Laverne (Sandra) SEIFRIED, Jim SMITH, Shirley (Garry) BAKER, and Betty Ann (Don) RIDDELL. Predeceased by his parents Milford and Annie MATTHEWS, his brother Arthur and his sister Mary McCARTHY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham, on Saturday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Don MATTHEWS will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment Maplewood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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FORBES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-04 published
MATTHEWS, Don John Chester
Passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005. Donald John Chester MATTHEWS, of R.R.#4, Durham, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the former Marion SMITH. Loving brother of Robert MATTHEWS of Toronto, Ruby SHEACH of Guelph, Violet GOOCH of Cambridge, George (Shirley) MATTHEWS of Durham, Edith (Gordon MARSHALL) of Durham, and Bev (Doreen) of Kitchener. Dear brother-in-law of Islay MATTHEWS, Leonard (Inez) SEIFRIED, Kathleen (Verne) FORBES, Laverne (Sandra) SEIFRIED, Jim SMITH, Shirley (Garry) BAKER, and Betty Ann (Don) RIDDELL. Predeceased by his parents Milford and Annie MATTHEWS, his brother Arthur and his sister Mary McCARTHY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham, on Saturday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Don MATTHEWS will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment Maplewood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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FORBES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-20 published
RICE, Barbara May (FORBES)
At the Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, September 19th, 2005. Barbara (FORBES) RICE, of Wiarton in her 70th year. Beloved wife of the Late William RICE. Dear mother of Bill and his friend Joan; Linda STUTT; Karen BROOKS and her husband Victor and Roberta SCRATCH, all of London. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Sister of Jim FORBES and Bob FORBES and his wife Madeline, all of Alliston. Barbara was a member of the Wiarton Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Victoria Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, London. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Thence to Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London, for visitation on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday September 22nd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com.
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FORBES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-28 published
SLOMKA- MOONIE, Margaret Mary (née MILLER)
Peacefully, at her home with her family by her side, on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005. Margaret Mary SLOMKA- MOONIE (née MILLER,) of R.R.#1, Wiarton, in her 89th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Harvey SLOMKA and the late Robert MOONIE. Loving mother of Gail McRAE and her husband, Frank, of Owen Sound; Ron SLOMKA, of Bass Lake; Bill SLOMKA, of Lakefield. Dear step-mother of Betti DUFF, of California. Proud grandmother of Mike (Linda) FYVIE, Dan (Arliss) FYVIE, Maureen FORBES, Pat FORBES, Debbie (Tom) ELLIS, Cheryl ELLIS, Allen (Wendy) SLOMKA. Loving great-grandmother of fourteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Ed and Ida RHAMEY and her two borthers, Albert MILLER and Frank MILLER. She will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Margaret SLOMKA- MOONIE will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 29th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Major Dale PILGRAM officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services (Owen Sound or Wiarton) as your expression of sympathy.
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FORBES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-30 published
GALBRAITH, Ann Patricia Galbraith (née COLEMAN)
Passed away suddenly at her residence in Corbeil, Ontario on Saturday, November 19th, 2005. She will be greatly missed by her husband, James GALBRAITH and her children, Rod GALBRAITH and his wife, Sue, of Calgary and Kim SHERGOLD and her husband, Dave, of Corbeil. Lovingly remembered by her five granddaughters, Tammy, Claudette, Sherry, Amanda and Patricia and by her twelve great-grandchildren. Ann will be sadly missed by her sisters, Kathleen EBY and her husband, David, of Wiarton; Lorna FORBES, of Fergus; and Betty MacDONALD and her husband, Don, of Kemble. Predeceased by her youngest child, James Barry GALBRAITH; her parents, Gordon and Edith (née SCOTT) COLEMAN; and her sister, Mona DAWSON. Interment will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Ann to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans, 59 Lawson Road, Toronto, Ontario. M1C 2J1
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FORBES o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-01-19 published
Donald Rossell FORBES
On Friday January 14, 2005, in his 85th year, Don died peacefully in Toronto after an illness borne with grace and courage. Beloved husband of Peggy for 62 years, loving father of Jock (wife Rosemarie) of Sudbury and Diana of North Bay and dear grandpa to Sarah, Elizabeth and Julie. Also survived by his brother Bob of Montreal and nephews Robert FORBES (wife Elaine and children Bob and Sarah) of Oakville and Bill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (wife Sylvia and children Geoffrey, Stephanie, Katie and Sean) of London and niece Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of London.
As a banker's son, Don's family moved frequently: Windsor, Woodstock, Galt, St. Catherines, Toronto and Kitchener. During World War II, Don served as an infantry officer with the Essex Scottish, the Highland Light Infantry and the Regina Rifles. He was a company commander on the second wave of Canadians to land on Juno Beach on D-Day. After the war, he moved to Sudbury as a reporter and photographer for the Sudbury Star, and then on to Little Current where he was an editor of the Manitoulin Expositor. In 1952 he returned to Sudbury to become an insurance adjuster and eventual co-owner of Gilday and Stewart. Over the years he played an active role in the Canadian Insurance Adjusters Association, drafting their constitution and serving a term as Ontario Chairman. With family, he also enjoyed building a camp at Willisville, hunting, fishing, gardening and wine making. In 1976 he joined Maltmans, a Toronto Insurance Adjusting firm. Don retired in 1995, taking up international travel with Peggy, although summers were spent at the Willisville camp. In later years, Don enjoyed his life membership in the Royal Canadian Military Institute, carpentry projects (no power tools), regular walks, cooking and a good book and drink. Don will be remembered for his attention to accuracy, his Scottish thriftiness and his concern for others. He enjoyed the company of family and Friends from all generations and walks of life. There will be a private family service. Friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Don's life at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, Toronto at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22nd.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
MATTHEWS, Pearl "Margaret" (formerly COLLIER, née RIDLER)
On April 25th, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria South Street Campus, Mrs. Pearl "Margaret" Collier MATTHEWS of London in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank COLLIER (1981) and the late Ken MATTHEWS (1998.) Loving mother of Frances WALZACK, Jack COLLIER (Cathy), Elayne (Harry WELBOURNE), Michael COLLIER (Barbara), Richard COLLIER (Sue), Martin COLLIER, Lori (Joe MANZARA,) and the late Patricia GILES (1997.) She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Edna FORBES. Sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Lillian RIDLER and her brother John RIDLER. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers to be held at 2 p.m. The funeral mass will be conducted at Saint Marin of Tours Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory of Margaret, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-27 published
FORBES, Pearl Beatrice (née RICKWOOD)
Pearl Beatrice of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, June 25, 2005, peacefully with her family by her side at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 86th year. Loved mother of Barbara FORBES and Phyllis REEVES and her husband Jim, all of Saint Thomas. Dearly loved grandmother of Shelley REEVES and her partner Norm McGLAUGHLIN, Jason REEVES and Michelle and great-grandmother of Jessica REEVES. Predeceased by her husband Albert FORBES and her daughter Louise RICKWOOD and by brothers Don, James, Gord and Norm RICKWOOD and by sisters Edith WALLER, Laura BEST and Betty BROWN. Pearl was the last surviving member of the Rickwood's and will be greatly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and good Friends Connie and Brian, Maureen, Carol and Ron. Pearl was born in Bayham Township on April 2, 1920, the daughter of the late James and Theresa (NESBITT) RICKWOOD. She was retired from the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St, St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Fingal Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-06 published
LANDSBOROUGH, Edith Evelyn
Mrs. Edith Evelyn LANDSBOROUGH of Clinton at the Clinton Public Hospital on Monday, July 4, 2005 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband William LANDSBOROUGH (1971.) Survived by nieces Marlene and Murray FORBES of Clinton and Linda McNAUGHTON of Tehkummah, Ontario. Also missed by 7 great nieces and 1 great nephew and 16 great great nieces and nephews and remembered by the LANDSBOROUGH Family. Predeceased by Grace JERVIS, an infant brother and nephew-in-law Jim McNAUGHTON. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Edith's life will be held at Ontario St. United Church, Clinton on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes Baird's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-11 published
FORBES, Margaret Patterson
Peacefully at Exeter Villa on Saturday July 9, 2005. Margaret Patterson FORBES, formerly of Thamesford, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late George FORBES (1993.) Dear mother of Robert (Dorothy) FORBES, Mary (John) Baker, Marjorie (Bill) I rwin and predeceased by one son James (the late Doris) FORBES. Proud grandmother of Karen, Donald, Stephen and Douglas (FORBES,) Ann and Kathy (BAKER), Frances, Bill, Chris and Rachel (IRWIN), and Brenda, Ron and the late Margaret "Margie" (FORBES.) Also loved by 29 greatgrandchildren and 2 great-greatgrandchildren. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Sarah FANNING officiating. Interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to Westminster United Church.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
RICE, Barbara (FORBES)
At the Victoria Hospital, London on Monday September 19, 2005. Barbara (FORBES) RICE of Wiarton in her 70th year. Beloved wife of the Late William RICE. Dear mother of Bill and his friend Joan; Linda STUTT; Karen BROOKS and her husband Victor and Roberta SCRATCH all of London. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Sister of Jim FORBES and Bob FORBES and his wife Madeline all of Alliston. Barbara was a member of the Wiarton Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Victoria Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, London. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Thence to Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London for visitation on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday September 22nd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneral home.com

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
McCOLL, Donald Alexander " Alex"
The family of the late Donald Alexander ("Alex") McCOLL (1925-2005) would like to express our profound gratitude to all of those who eased our burdens before, during and after Dad's death: those who offered expressions of condolence, food or flowers; those who attended, participated in, or helped prepare for the visitations, funeral service, or reception, especially staff of the Van Heck Funeral Home, Glencoe, and the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, the organist, the pallbearers, the honourary pallbearers, Elbert ROBBINS of Salisbury, Maryland, who performed the service, and the Busy Bees of Appin, who prepared the reception; those who offered such wonderful care in recent years, not only Drs. C. KORTAS, D. SPENCE, T. FORBES, J. IZAWA, A. TOKAREWICZ, S. LUKE and C. PAVAN, and Ursula of Comcare, but also, at the last, Emergency Room staff of London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, especially Dr. THEAKSTON and nurse Cate, and London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital staff, especially Dr. HARRIS and staff of 7c, nurses Irene, Carolyn and Nikki; our families, neighbours, workmates and Friends; and, above all, the Great Physician, who keeps us from falling. Luke 2: 25-33.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-30 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Helen Eula Mary
Suddenly at her residence on Sunday, November 27, 2005. Mrs. Helen Eula Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR, née Stewart, of London in her 84th year. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Ivan Robert TAILOR/TAYLOR whose memory she cherished since his death in 1992. Loving mother of Anne and Richard STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Tobermory, Cathy and Rick TANAKA of Honolulu, Sandee and Duff SCHMIDT of Vancouver and Kim and Tim FORBES of London. Grandmother of Richard and Elsa, John and Lindsay, Taylor, Leigh, Katy, Bo, Emilea and Logan and great-grandmother of Sierra. Sister of the late Roderick Ernest STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 3 at 10: 30 a.m. at New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford Street at Wellington. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to New St. James Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
BALFE, Kathleen (MURPHY)
At Saint Mary's Hospital, Mount Hope, on Saturday, December 3rd, 2005, Kathleen (MURPHY) BALFE, a native of Dublin, Ireland, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late John E. BALFE (2003.) Dear mother of Andrew (Marie) BALFE of London, Sean (Marie) BALFE of Ireland, Gerard (Ann) BALFE, Colm (Patricia) BALFE and Celine (Alan) McISAAC all of London. Also loved by grandchildren Andrew (Barb) BALFE of Ireland, Michelle (Brad) FORBES of London, Karen, Lynn, Tanya, Emma and Sarah BALFE all of Ireland, Garreth, Ciara, Shane, Lorcan and Cian BALFE and Keith McISAAC all of London, and great-grandchildren Aidan and Alison BALFE of Ireland, and Conor and Kellyann FORBES of London. Visitors will be received on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church, 1251 Dundas St. at Oakland, on Tuesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday at 8: 45 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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FORBES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
KUIPERS, Arnold G.
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 03, 2005. Arnold G. KUIPERS of Aylmer in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (BALE) KUIPERS (1983.) Dear father of Arnold KUIPERS of Calgary, Jamie KUIPERS and wife Vickie of R.R.#2, Aylmer, Kathy WATSON and husband Alex of Aylmer, Patricia FORBES and husband Dave of West Lock, Alberta, Ken KUIPERS of Calgary, Eleanor KUIPERS of Saint Thomas and Sylvia DICKENSON of London. Brother to Shirley McDONALD, Marion BUSH and Plezzie FERRIER. Also survived by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Amanda FORBES and a several brothers and sisters. Born in Bayham Township on December 26, 1936 son of the late Arnold and Sylvia MARLATT) KUIPERS. Arnold worked in construction and enjoyed his sports of hunting and fishing. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Aylmer Cemetery on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 7-9 p.m.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
FORBES, Donald Rossell
On Friday January 14, 2005, in his 85th year, Don died peacefully in Toronto after an illness borne with grace and courage. Beloved husband of Peggy for 62 years, loving father of Jock (wife Rosemarie) of Sudbury and Diana of North Bay and dear grandpa to Sarah, Elizabeth and Julie. Also survived by his brother Bob of Montreal and nephews Robert FORBES (wife Elaine and children Bob and Sarah) of Oakville and Bill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (wife Sylvia and children Geoffrey, Stephanie, Katie and Sean) of London and niece Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of London. As a banker's son, Don's family moved frequently: Windsor, Woodstock, Galt. St. Catherines, Toronto and Kitchener. During World War 2, Don served as an infantry officer with the Essex Scottish, the Highland Light Infantry and the Regina Rifles. He was a company commander on the second wave of Canadians to land on Juno Beach on D-Day. After the war, he moved to Sudbury as a reporter and photographer for the Sudbury Star and then on to Little Current where he was an editor of the Manitoulin Expositor. In 1952 he returned to Sudbury to become an insurance adjuster and eventual co-owner of Gilday and Stewart. Over the years he played an active role in the Canadian Insurance Adjusters Associaton, drafting their constitution and serving a term as Ontario Chairman. With family, he also enjoyed building a camp at Willisville, hunting, fishing, gardening and wine making. In 1976 he joined Maltmans, a Toronto Insurance Adjusting firm. Don retired in 1995, taking up international travel with Peggy, although summers were spent at the Willisville camp. In later years, Don enjoyed his life membership in the Royal Canadian Military Institute, carpentry projects (no power tools), regular walks, cooking and a good book and drink. Don will be remembered for his attention to accuracy, his scottish thriftiness and his concern for others. He enjoyed the company of family and Friends from all generations and walks of life. There will be a private family service. Friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Don's life at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, Toronto at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday January 22nd. Donations in Don's memory may be made to The Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University A venue, Toronto M5G 2M9 or The Salvation Army, 1645 Warden Avenue, Toronto M2P 2A8.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-26 published
SCOTT, William Henderson
Major (Retired) Essex Scottish and Black Watch
Died in his 89th year peacefully at his home in Fredericton as a result of a fall. He was the much loved husband of Charmian (SANSOM) for 59 years. He leaves three children and three grandchildren, Deborah and daughter Olivia of Grange-Over Sands, England, Kevin and his wife Janet (FORBES) and their children Alex, and Robin of Reading, Massachusetts, and Robert of Canmore, Alberta. He also leaves a nephew and two nieces and their families in California and Oregon. After his army service Bill was for 7 years Manager of Residences at University of New Brunswick. In the Federal election of 1980 he was Returning Officer in Fredericton and from 1975-1987 he was Secretary Manager of the Maritime Seniors Golf Association and later became President. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 512 Charlotte Street, Fredericton on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 at 3: 00 pm. Reverend Douglas Blaikie will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. wwwmcadamsfh.com

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-03 published
Jack KENESKY, Craftsman: 1919-2005
For decades, his hand-made, kapok-and-deer-hair leather goalie pads protected legions of National Hockey League net minders. Now, even the workshop above the store his father started in Hamilton has disappeared
By Scott RADLEY, Canadian Press; with files from Globe and Mail archives, Thursday, March 3, 2005 - Page S7
Hamilton, Ontario -- Jack KENESKY always was better with leather than he was with people. If only because he'd had far more experience with the former than the latter.
"His is a simple story," says Pete RICHARDS, who now owns Kenesky Sports, the store that Jack's family made famous with its hand-made hockey equipment. "There's no bells or whistles to it."
Eighty-five years ago, Jack -- his real name was John, but nobody ever called him that -- was born just up the street from the store that his father Emil (Pops) KENESKY had opened in Hamilton years before at the corner of Barton and Wellington Streets.
The place sold bikes to make ends meet, but it was the hand-made goalie equipment created in the upstairs workshop that made the family name famous. By the time he was 10, Jack had dropped out of school and taken his place in the business. His three brothers all gone now -- worked as salesmen on the floor. His job was to learn from his father the craft of turning leather and deer hair into world-class pads. Then to help pump out as many as 300 pairs a year.
It was gruelling work. But it had its rewards. For years, every goalie in the National Hockey League wore the family's gear. Jack's handiwork protected the legs of Turk Broda, Tony Esposito, Ed Giacomin, Ken Dryden, Gerry Cheevers, Jacques Plante, Glenn Hall, Rogie Vachon, Terry Sawchuk, Gump Worsley, Harry Lumley, Johnny Bower and, until he retired in late 1999, even Ron Hextall.
"They did everybody," Mr. RICHARDS says.
Goalie pads were invented in 1927 by Pops KENESKY, who had years before immigrated to Canada from a town on the German-Polish border. He had been working as a harness maker in Hamilton when a friend asked him to fix a bicycle. Eventually, with a house full of bicycles, Pops bought the shop on Barton Street East and started repairing and making sports equipment until 1975, the year he died.
The pads had emerged in response to a request by Jake FORBES, a goaltender for the Hamilton Tigers in what was the National Hockey League in 1924, asked for something better than the cricket pads he had been using. The result was an interesting combination of California creamed horse-hide, cotton sheeting, kapok and deer hair, which possessed almost mythical qualities of shock absorption.
Former National Hockey League goalie Brian Hayward, now working as a sports broadcaster in the United States, believed in KENESKY pads and preferred them over newfangled foam. "I prefer deer hair because I like to play the angles," he once said. "I like to play the puck in front of me and move the rebound with my stick. When the puck hits my pads, it just sits on the ice in front of me. There are longer rebounds off foam."
KENESKY pads lasted longer, too -- at least three years of hard National Hockey League use as opposed to one year for synthetic. Later, KENESKY pads often found extra years of life as hand-me-downs in local leagues.
At one time, the store made the pads of the entire National Hockey League when it was composed of only six teams. Superstitious goalies often had special requests, such as wanting a rabbit's foot sewn inside. In 1989, a pair of custom-made, leather KENESKY pads took one person 10 days to make and cost about $1,200.
Early one morning some time in the mid-'60s, Jack KENESKY nearly stepped on Terry Sawchuk, who was sitting on the steps of the store, pads in hand, waiting for him to sew up a tear. The Maple Leaf and future hall of famer had taken a cab from Toronto to get the kind of service he could only find from the guy who'd made the gear in the first place.
Service wasn't always that quick, though. The pads were in such demand that it was impossible to build up stock. Each pair had to be ordered, sometimes as far as a year in advance.
Even then, it was usually only the pros who could get them and they were willing to be patient, because owning a pair of KENESKYs meant you'd made it as a goalie. And when your turn finally came, it was an occasion. After measuring the client from ankle to knee, Mr. KENESKY would go up to his workshop on the second floor of the store and cut pieces of leather from a hide he'd brought to the shop directly from the tanner.
Then, over the next two days or so -- alternately working and looking out the window onto the street, and always muttering under his breath -- he'd use his experience, the same oft-repaired hole-punch he'd wielded for years, some kapok, a swath of cotton sheeting and several pounds of deer hair to turn the pieces of leather into a perfect pair of pads.
"When you saw a brand-new pair come off the table, you'd look at it and say, 'Man, I don't want to wear them. They're beautiful,' Mr. RICHARDS said. "The KENESKYs were just proud after every piece of work."
But everyone who was anyone in the world of goaltending got over their reluctance and did wear them. Until the mid-'70s, at least. Sensing an opportunity to make some money, a number of competitors jumped into the market and grabbed a share. There was still business to be had, but it slowed, especially by the time Pops KENESKY died in 1974. On his own and getting older, Jack KENESKY produced only a couple of pairs a week. Times were changing and the one-room, one-man workshop wasn't able to keep up. The market for leather pads completely collapsed at the start of the 1990s. With lighter, more water-resistant materials available, goalies were leaving the past behind. Jack and his pads were suddenly dinosaurs in the high-tech world.
So, 12 years ago he sewed his final pair. At the time, nobody thought anything of it. There was no moment of silence or sentimental speech to honour the occasion. Mr. KENESKY was pretty much tired of the grind anyway, so he wasn't about to shed a tear about finally being done for good.
Mr. RICHARDS now wishes somebody had paid more attention to where that last pair went. Those pads represented the end of an era in hockey. A simpler time that looks pretty good right about now.
Jack stayed around to help the new owners, mostly since he'd never known anything else. Never married and with no kids, the business was his life. For years after he officially retired, he'd come in a couple of times a day to do pad repairs and keep himself busy.
"He was always here," Mr. RICHARDS said. "He spent 90 per cent of his life up in that room."
But to keep a store operating, it had to change with the times. Not even a landmark is exempt. That's why nothing's left of the workshop now, save for some autographs on the wall from the hockey stars who've popped in to see the place. The spot where Pops and Jack KENESKY churned out Hamilton's most famous contribution to hockey is now a showroom for modern, factory-made goalie equipment. Mr. KENESKY's window is even partly covered.
He moved to a nursing home last year. That put an end to his daily visits to the store. But on Christmas Eve -- just as he had every year -- he made it back, ambled up the stairs he'd climbed so many times before and pulled up a chair by his window. Then, as the company's annual party started, he greeted the folks who came by to say hello and ask how he was. Always skipping the part about the cancer. It was his last time at the store.
There should've been more people at the funeral. After all, a few dozen mourners hardly seem an appropriate sendoff for a local sports legend. A grand ceremony, to honour the last of hockey's first family of goalie pads would've seemed so much better than a Willy Lomanesque sendoff.
What struck Mr. RICHARDS as his friend lay in the casket was the old man's hands. Years after his final pads had been carried out the door by an excited but unknowing client, the hands looked the same as they ever had -- weathered and wrinkly and tough. The hands that had made hockey history over and over again hadn't changed a bit.
John (Jack) KENESKY was born in Hamilton on May 15, 1919. He died of cancer in Hamilton on Feb 15. He was 85. He was predeceased by brothers Edward, Otto and Frank.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-01 published
HERRON, Robert Alexander (December 17, 1927-March 30, 2005)
Peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Beloved husband and best friend of Marg. Loving, proud and supportive father and father-in-law of Lynda Herron FORBES and David, Catherine Herron WILSON and Brian, Bob HERRON and Karyn, Jayne HERRON, Ann HERRON, Bruce HERRON and Astrid. Proud and Loving Grandpa of Rob and Shalayne HERRON, Carolyn and Alexandra WILSON, and Victoria and Olivia HERRON. Dear brother of Catherine COLE and the late Graham HERRON and Ruth CARLETON. Brother-in-law and friend of Jim COLE, Adele LAUGHTON, Al LANGDON, Bruce LANGDON, Betty LANGDON, Doreen LANGDON and the late Glenn LAUGHTON. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bob was a mechanic by trade, getting his licence after discharge from the Canadian Navy. He was a self employed business man in Mississauga for 49 years, 34 years as Owner/President of Herron Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Ltd. Bob sailed competitively for Canada with his yacht 'Amazing Grace' and participated in competitions in Canada, United States and England. He was a Certified Hockey Canada Coach and coached Mississauga rep hockey for many years. Bob was a longtime member of Mississaugua Golf and Country Club. He loved the music of the pipes and drums and was himself an excellent drummer. Bob truly felt he had lived a life full of many blessings and we his family shared in so many of them with him. He was an 'Oak'in his generation. The family extends very special love and thanks to Adrine SALATIAN (Spectrum Health Care) for her dedication, love and support of Bob and our family; Dr. Frank LIPSON; dear friend Suzanne WILLIAMS; dear sister-in-law Adele LAUGHTON and brother-in-law Bruce LANGDON for their untiring love and care, and also to the very special nurses and Dr. HUDSON and Dr. BESIK of Credit Valley Palliative Care Unit. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 11a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. For those who wish, donations made to Salvation Army or the Palliative Care Unit of Credit Valley Hospital would be appreciated.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-02 published
HERRON, Robert Alexander (December 17, 1927-March 30, 2005)
Peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Beloved husband and best friend of Marg. Loving, proud and supportive father and father-in-law of Lynda Herron FORBES and David, Catherine Herron WILSON and Brian, Bob HERRON and Karyn, Jayne HERRON, Ann HERRON, Bruce HERRON and Astrid. Proud and Loving Grandpa of Rob and Shalayne HERRON, Carolyn and Alexandra WILSON, and Victoria and Olivia HERRON. Dear brother of Catherine COLE and the late Graham HERRON and Ruth CARLETON. Brother-in-law and friend of Jim COLE, Adele LAUGHTON, Al LANGDON, Bruce LANGDON, Betty LANGDON, Doreen LANGDON and the late Glenn LAUGHTON. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bob was a mechanic by trade, getting his licence after discharge from the Canadian Navy. He was a self employed business man in Mississauga for 49 years, 34 years as Owner/President of Herron Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Ltd. Bob sailed competitively for Canada with his yacht 'Amazing Grace' and participated in competitions in Canada, United States and England. He was a Certified Hockey Canada Coach and coached Mississauga rep hockey for many years. Bob was a longtime member of Mississaugua Golf and Country Club. He loved the music of the pipes and drums and was himself an excellent drummer. Bob truly felt he had lived a life full of many blessings and we his family shared in so many of them with him. He was an 'Oak'in his generation. The family extends very special love and thanks to Adrine SALATIAN (Spectrum Health Care) for her dedication, love and support of Bob and our family; Dr. Frank LIPSON; dear friend Suzanne WILLIAMS; dear sister-in-law Adele LAUGHTON and brother-in-law Bruce LANGDON for their untiring love and care, and also to the very special nurses and Dr. HUDSON and Dr. BESIK of Credit Valley Palliative Care Unit. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. For those who wish, donations made to Salvation Army or the Palliative Care Unit of Credit Valley Hospital would be appreciated.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
DONOHUE, Lucille (née TESSIER)
Peacefully on April 2, 2005 at Delray Beach, Florida. Lucile DONOHUE (née TESSIER,) beloved wife of the late Mark DONOHUE. Loving mother of Thomas (Josette MURDOCK,) the late Charles (Julie BÉLANGER,) Louise (Geraldo FORBES) and Patricia (Corso Serra DI CASSANO.) She will be missed by her ten adored grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, her sister Marcelle JOHNSON, her brothers Mac TESSIER and André TESSIER, her sisters-in-law. She will also be missed by her cousins and nephews and nieces, as well as by her wonderful Friends in Florida and in Canada. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
McGOHEY, Pamela Mary (formerly DUNAL, née FORBES)
Died peacefully in her 81st year in Brevard, North Carolina on Friday April 15, 2005. Survived by her loving husband Thomas McGOHEY of Brevard. Dear sister of John FORBES of Trenton, Ontario, devoted daughter of the late Elizabeth FORBES. Predeceased by her first love, husband Ted DUNAL. Friends and family fondly remember this charming redhead's enchanting laugh.
Pam was well known for her fashion sense, classy style and love of dancing. An avid traveller, she was drawn toward the music and culture of the Caribbean. Born in Bristol, England, Pam came to Canada as a teenager. Few knew that she was an accomplished artist.
Pam loved her work and flourished in her career as executive secretary to Charles JENNINGS, vice-president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Pam was a great sportswoman embracing Canadian winters snowshoeing and skiing. She excelled in fly fishing and her passion for tennis continued well into her 70's.
Pam will be deeply missed by her niece and nephews, whom she loved dearly, Madeline SHARPE, Louis, Marc, Ian and Andrew FORBES and their families and by her stepchildren and their spouses, D'Arcy and Lynda DUNAL and Kevin and Marina DUNAL.
Memorial services will be held Monday April 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Brevard, North Carolina In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sharing House, P.O. Box #958, Brevard, North Carolina 28712.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-28 published
McDONALD, Gerald Carson
At St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre on Monday, June 27, 2005. Memories of Gerry will be shared by Christina, his adored wife for more than 60 years and their children, Catherine FORBES and her daughter, Margot; Ian and his daughters Christine, Jennifer, and Katie Margot and David NEILL and their children Paige (Gavin,) Stacy (Manuel), Jon (Jennifer), David, and Andrew; Graeme and Kim and their children Ali MARCELLA, Cale, and Paris. Gerry will be missed by his sister Doris GOOD, his brother Lyle (Patti;) sisters-in-law Catherine CHOWN, and Betty WHITE/WHYTE (Jim,) and brother-in-law Leonard OLIVER (Lois.) He was the loved Papa of five great-grandchildren and the respected uncle of many nieces and nephews; predeceased by his sister-in-law Kay OLIVER, and brothers-in-law Bill GOOD, Gordon CHOWN, and Ted BARTON. Gerry will also be greatly missed by his special Friends Jack BRAGG (and the late Marion,) Don LUDLOW, and Maria REBELO. Born in Brandon and raised in Regina, Gerry came to Brantford as an Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Instructor during the war and adopted Brantford as his home. A respected business leader, Gerry was the founding President of G.C. McDonald Supply. Gerry provided leadership to a number of volunteer and charitable organizations, some of which include, Chairman of the Brantford Airport Commission, President of the Brantford Flying Club, and President of the Royal Canadian Flying Clubs Association, Clerk-of-Session and Trustee of Zion (St. Andrew's) United Church, President of the Rotary Club of Brantford (a Paul Harris Fellow), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brantford General Hospital, and a member of the Loon Lake Hunting Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 519-752-4331. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew's United Church, Brantford or the Brantford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A Tree will be planted in memory of Gerry in the Beckett - Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-16 published
ARMSTRONG, Robert Howard "Bob", Registered Professional Forester
(March 16, 1929-July 15, 2005)
Passed away peacefully at home on Friday July 15th, 2005 after a brief illness. Bob ARMSTRONG of Barrie leaves behind his beloved wife Barbara (née FORBES,) his loving children, Catherine PETCH (Brian,) Joan MELESKIE (Chris) and Ian ARMSTRONG (Joanne) and 5 granddaughters Christie, Michelle, Anne, Katie and Margaret. He is survived by his sister Zoe Josephine MacLEOD.
Bob graduated from University of Toronto Schools in 1947 and University of Toronto (B. of Sc.) in 1951. He moved to Kapuskasing where he worked for Spruce Falls Power and Paper Co. from 1951-1976. He was transferred into sales in the Toronto office in 1976 and retired in 1990. In Kapuskasing Bob was the president of the Kinsmen Club; Clerk of the Works, Edgewood School; active member of the Remi Lake Ski Club and the United Church. Since moving to Barrie in 1994 he has been active in the Barrie Garden Club and Collier Street United Church. Bob was also a member of the Probus Club of Barrie. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet's Point Road, Barrie on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street, Barrie on Monday, July 18th at 3: 00 p.m. Family interment Dixon Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to Collier Street United Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-12 published
STEVENS, Elizabeth " Betty" (née FORBES)
Died peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on Friday, September 9, 2005. Beloved wife of Bob. Dear mother of Wendy and her husband Silvino, Iain and his wife Kim. Grandmom to Ryan and Sean; Quinn and Zoë. Sister of Evelyn GOY and Greta JAMIESON. 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 Tuesday, September 13 and 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. A service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2, would be appreciated.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-12 published
MADILL, Eleanor Morison (née FORBES)
Died peacefully at the Hôtel Dieu Hospital in Sherbrooke, Québec on Sunday, October 9, 2005. Beloved wife of John Arthur MADILL and dear mother of Diane McLERNON (Peter,) Jennifer and Kenneth (Rochelle). Grandmother of Robin, Kenny and Jamie McLernon and Charlotte and Isabella MADILL.
Following cremation, a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 14th at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont.
The family will receive condolences one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fondation Hôpital Hôtel Dieu, 580 Bowen sud, Sherbrooke, Québec J1G 2E8

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-19 published
BRENNAN, Reverend John G.
(Former Pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, Schomberg, Saint Mary's Mission, Saint Mark's Parish, Etobicoke and long time resident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Toronto)
Peacefully at Toronto on Monday, October 17, 2005 in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his parents Michael S. BRENNAN and Elsie FORBES. Dear brother of Mrs. Agnes CAROTHERS of Redmond, Washington and the late James and Stephen. Father BRENNAN will be lovingly remembered by all of his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (South of Wellesley) on Wednesday. October 19, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (St. Clair Avenue East at Clifton Road, Toronto). Bible Vigil on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Queen of Clergy Cemetery, 2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
ALLEN, John " Jack"
(Former 35-year employee of the City of Toronto) At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Thursday, January 6, 2005, Jack ALLEN, Orangeville, in his 73rd year, beloved husband of Sandra. Cherished father of David John ALLEN and step-father of Matthew FORBES and the late Andrew FORBES. Dear brother of Hugh, Fred, Jean SAINT_JACQUES and the late Patricia ALLEN. Dear step-brother of James SCHLOSSER. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) on Saturday morning, January 8 from 11 o'clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at one o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Andrew Forbes Memorial Scholarship or Headwaters Health Care Foundation, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
FERRIS, Mary Elma (KIRKPATRICK)
Passed away at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Alliston, Ontario on Friday, January 14, 2005, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Dalton Clarence FERRIS. Dear sister of Ruth and her husband Norman CROOK of Stayner and predeceased by Irene SEYMOUR, Gladys GARDINER, Ruby WALES, Harold, Percy and Russell KIRKPATRICK. Dear sister-in-law of Gordon FORBES and Georgina KIRKPATRICK. Elma will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston from 2-5 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Mansfield Presbyterian Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the Lung Assocation, Georgian Bay Area, 48 Alliance Boulevard, Unit 206, Barrie, Ontario L4M 5K3 would be appreciated.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
HAWTHORNE, Ross
Broadcaster, Writer, Teacher, Gardener, World War 2 Veteran, Father, Grandfather and Husband died at Trenton Memorial Hospital, on February, 17, 2005, age 82 years. He was enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery, a member of Queen's Own Regiment, and served in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Predeceased by his sister, Marjorie June, 1990. son of the late Marjorie (TIMLECK) HAWTHORNE and the late Reginal HAWTHORNE. Loving husband of Erla, for 27 years. Sadly missed and loved by his daughters, Joy HAWTHORNE and partner Bill WOODYATT, Pam HAWTHORNE, and Laura HAWTHORNE and husband Brian FORBES, and step-daughter Dawn and husband Frank BELERIQUE, and deeply loved by his grandchildren, Joel and Claire BELERIQUE. Cremation at his request. A memorial gathering of family and Friends will take place at the Brighton By The Bay Community Centre, 8 Mills Road, Brighton, Ontario on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 2 o'clock. www.walasfuneralhome.com

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
BANKS, Anna Frances (née FORBES)
Died at the Toronto East General Hospital, on Saturday, February 26, 2005, in her 96th year. Loving wife of the late Hugh. Beloved mother to Barbara CLOUGH, Donald and his wife Phyllis, and Edward (predeceased) and his wife Noreen. Remembered by her 5 grandchildren, Cindy, Carol, Martin, Michelle, and Brian, and 5 great-grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters in Canada and the United Kingdom, Sarah BANKS, Bridget BOLTON, William FORBES and his wife Mary, Ellen and Edward FORBES. Predeceased by her brothers Hugh, John, and Patrick, and her sisters Elizabeth WELSH, Mary (Minnie) O'HAGAN, and Rose FROST. Former employee of the Ontario Jockey Club. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Reception after service. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society or the War Amps of Canada and would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
HERRON, Robert Alexander (December 17, 1927-March 30, 2005)
Peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Beloved husband and best friend of Marg. Loving, proud and supportive father and father-in-law of Lynda Herron FORBES and David, Catherine Herron WILSON and Brian, Bob HERRON and Karyn, Jayne HERRON, Ann HERRON, Bruce HERRON and Astrid. Proud and Loving Grandpa of Rob and Shalayne HERRON, Carolyn and Alexandra WILSON, and Victoria and Olivia HERRON. Dear brother of Catherine COLE and the late Graham HERRON and Ruth CARLETON. Brother-in-law and friend of Jim COLE, Adele LAUGHTON, Al LANGDON, Bruce LANGDON, Betty LANGDON, Doreen LANGDON and the late Glenn LAUGHTON. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bob was a mechanic by trade, getting his licence after discharge from the Canadian Navy. He was a self employed business man in Mississauga for 49 years, 34 years as Owner/President of Herron Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Ltd. Bob sailed competitively for Canada with his yacht "Amazing Grace" and participated in competitions in Canada, United States and England. He was a Certified Hockey Canada Coach and coached Mississauga rep hockey for many years. Bob was a longtime member of Mississauga Golf and Country Club. He loved the music of the pipes and drums and was himself an excellent drummer. Bob truly felt he had lived a life full of many blessings and we his family shared in so many of them with him. He was an "Oak" in his generation. The family extends very special love and thanks to Adrine SALATIAN (Spectrum Health Care) for her dedication, love and support of Bob and our family; Dr. Frank LIPSON; dear friend Suzanne WILLIAMS dear sister-in-law Adele LAUGHTON and brother-in-law Bruce LANGDON for their untiring love and care, and also to the very special nurses and Dr. HUDSON and Dr. BESIK of Credit Valley Palliative Care Unit. 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 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. For those who wish, donations made to the Salvation Army or the Palliative Care Unit of Credit Valley Hospital would be appreciated.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
KINGSTONE, Isabel (née FORBES)
Born in Boness, Scotland on January 21, 1903, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 24, 2005. Predeceased by her loving husband Harold, son Forbes and her daughter Joanne. Survived by her daughter-in-law Louise and her son-in-law William. Isabel will be dearly missed by her 11 grandchildren and her 23 great-grandchildren. Isabel immigrated to Toronto with her parents and her 3 sisters in 1910. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 11 a.m.

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FORBES 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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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-12 published
STEVENS, Elizabeth " Betty" (née FORBES)
Died peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on Friday, September 9, 2005. Beloved wife of Bob. Dear mother of Wendy and her husband Silvino, Iain and his wife Kim. Grandmom to Ryan and Sean; Quinn and Zoë. Sister of Evelyn GOY and Greta JAMIESON. 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 Tuesday, September 13 and 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. A service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2, would be appreciated.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-25 published
BATTEN, Audrey
Peacefully at Simcoe Manor, Beeton on Friday, September 23, 2005 in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Ted (Flash) BATTEN brothers Wimp, Lloyd and Art PELLO and sisters Hilda and Florence. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Carol (John FORBES,) grand_son John Jr., other family members and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday. Friends are asked to meet directly at Glendale Memorial Gardens Chapel (Albion Rd. and Highway 27) on Monday at 11 a.m. for a funeral service. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated bythe family.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-29 published
HEISE- GATES, Mabel Lucille (formerly HEISE, BROWN)
Peacefully, at the Versa Care Nursing Home, on September 27, 2005, in her 85th year. Mabel, beloved wife of the late James GATES, Jackson HEISE and Bob BROWN. Loving mother of Cameron and Jo-Ann, and Michael and Cathleen. Cherished grandmother of Trisha, Valarie, Cameron Jr., and Michael Jr. and great-grandmother of Hunter, Calli, Tyler and Alexander. Much loved sister of Mary, and Brian and Florence FORBES and predeceased by sister Betty FORBES and brother Ronald FORBES. She will be fondly remembered by her many Friends and extended family. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.) Toronto (416-698-2861) on Friday, September 30, 2005 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11: 00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation. Memorial donations in memory of Mabel, may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
BENETEAU, Maureen (née BOYD)
Peacefully after a courageous battle on Friday, October 7, 2005, in Mississauga at her parents home, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of James Maurice and Barbara BOYD and daughter-in-law of Paul and Theresa BENETEAU. Loving wife of Gregory Paul BENETEAU of Boulder, Colorado. Cherished sister of Sylvia BOYD, Brenda (John) FORBES and Brian (Ela) BOYD. Loving sister-in-law to Paula (Dan) SAINT_GELAIS and Renee BENETEAU. Beloved aunt to many nieces, nephews and cousins. A private family service will take place. In memory of Maureen, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Glen Oaks Reception Centre, 905-257-8822.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
BRENNAN, Reverend John G.
(Former Pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, Schomberg, Saint Mary's Mission, Saint Mark's Parish, Etobicoke and long time resident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Toronto). Peacefully at Toronto on Monday, October 17, 2005, in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his parents Michael S. BRENNAN and Elsie FORBES. Dear brother of Mrs. Agnes CAROTHERS of Redmond, Washington and the late James and Stephen. Father BRENNAN will be lovingly remembered by all of his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (St. Clair Avenue East at Clifton Road, Toronto). Bible Vigil on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Queen of Clergy Cemetery, 2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
FORBES, Marian
Peacefully in her 83rd year at Centenary Hospital on November 2nd, 2005. Loving mother of Sandra, James, Brian, Cameron, Ian, Arlene, Colleen, and Katherine. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Nicole, Meghan, Bridget, Ricarda, Connor, Brodie, and great-grandmother of Brooke and Owen. Predeceased by her husband James. She will be greatly missed by all her family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2005 with the Memorial Service to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
VYSE, Teresa Kathleen " Kay"
Peacefully, at Halton Hills Extendicare, on Saturday, November 5, 2005, in her 90th year. Kay was the beloved wife of the late Roy (1995.) She is survived by her sister Ethel MacKIE, and was predeceased by her sisters Mary BEGLEY, Winnie STROYAN, Hilda BLASAK and Anne FORBES. The family will receive Friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel" 55 Mill Street East, Acton, (1-877-421-9860 - toll free) on Monday, November 7th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Bob BULBROOK at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (at the corner of Church and John Streets, Acton) on Tuesday at eleven o'clock. The interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Remembrances to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
REED, Ernest Stanley
World War II Veteran, Ernest S. REED of the Bomber Command Royal Canadian Air Force, passed away peacefully early Tuesday, December 6, 2005 in Brampton, at the age of 84 years with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Ruby of 58 years and brother of Phyllis DAILY and of the late Betty CRUMP. Father to Donna (Bob) LAMOUREUX, Bruce (Shirley) REED, and Bonnie GIBSON (Bill FORBES). Loving grandfather to Rob (Nicole) and Doug (Mariette) LAMOUREUX, Erin, Gayle, and James REED, Nicole and Brooke GIBSON, and great-grandfather to Renee and Joshua LAMOUREUX, and Adam LAMOUREUX. Ernie will be fondly remembered by the members of the Norval United Church where he was an honorary elder, and will also be missed by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 582 and by members of the West Gate Masonic Lodge. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday, Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Ernie, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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FORBES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
ROBERTS, Mary Marette (née DRAPAK)
Peacefully with her family by her side, at William Osler Health Centre on December 13th, 2005, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank ROBERTS. Loving mother of Shirley (Stan) FOWLER, Roger (Jane) FORBES, the late Rosalie, Michael (Debra,) Don (Margaret) and Ron (Ross). Proud grandmother of Debra, Michael, Kelly, Jeff, Lisa, Jennifer, Jamie, Alexandra, Jessica, Leanne, Christina, Andrew and Matthew. A special thank you from the family to the staff of Leisureworld Humberline Drive and William Osler Health Centre. A private family memorial service has already taken place at the Ward Funeral Home, Weston. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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