FRANCESCUTTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
FRANCESCUTTI, Maria
Peacefully surrounded by family at Villa Leonardo Gambin Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Ottaviano. Loving mother of Genoveffa (Luigi GERARDI,) Dina (Antonio SANTAMARIA,) Vetulia (Elio MANERA,) Teresa (Ugo BOTTERO), Raffaella (Davide DE SIMONE), Lucia (Rino SANTAROSSA), Alfreda (Sam RIVERSO) and Pio (Linda.) Predeceased by her sons Egidio and Pietro. Maria will be missed by her daughters-in-law Rina and Annette. Proud Nonna of 24 and Bisnonna of 29. We will always love you and miss you. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrate at St. Roch's Church, 2889 Islington Ave., Woodbridge on Saturday at 9 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Villa Leonardo Gambin Nursing Home in Woodbridge.

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FRANCEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
DUCK, Margaret Anne (née FRANCEY)
Passed away peacefully at Willows Estate Nursing Home, Aurora on January 10, 2005 at the age of 86. Loving wife of the late Frederick John (1977) and beloved mother of Bev, Linda, Sandy, Frederick Jr. and the late Marlene. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private family service was held at the Pine Hills Cemetery Visitation Centre. Margaret's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Willows Estate for their kindness, patience and loving care of our mother.

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FRANCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
FRANCH, Joseph Sr.
After a courageous battle with illness, at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Friday, July 15, 2005, age 77. Beloved husband of Josephine. Cherished father of Elizabeth (John ROSSI,) Maria Alba (Armand D'OLIVEIRA) and Joseph (Sheryl.) Doting grandfather of Samantha, Jasmine, Jordan, Olivia, Alexandra, Kathryn, Sara and Isabella. He is survived by his brothers Agusti, Albert, Jodri and sister Maria in Spain. Friends and family will be received at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Tuesday 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at The Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Hwy. 7 (east of McCowan) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Christ the King Cemetery.

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FRANCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
FRANCHE, Gerald
Mr. Gerald FRANCHE died peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, at the age of 89 on Tuesday January 25, 2005. Survived by his son Bob and daughter-in-law Shirley. Dear grandfather of Donna and her husband Sam WATSON, Paul FRANCHE and his wife Lisa, Laura-Lee and her husband Trev TIMMS, Michele FOURNIER, Mark FOURNIER and Alison DOYLE. Great-grandfather of McKenzie, Coey, Emily, Jacob and Calvin. Survived by his sisters Cecile FORTIN, Bernie DECOSTE and his brother Gilles FRANCHE and his wife Evelyn. Special thanks to adopted family at Caressant Care. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Thursday evening from 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will take place on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Parkinson's Society would be appreciated.

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FRANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
ORSINI, Remo
God called Remo tragically on January 21, 2005 at the age of 31. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Annalisa. Remo will be cherished by his dear daughter Siera and unborn angel baby Remo Jr. Loving parents Antonio ORSINI (Silvana) and in-laws Vittorio FRANCHI (Matilde.) Survived by brothers John and Denis (Dana). Missed by his sisters-in-law Pina (Nunzio), Joanna (Dino), also his brothers-in-law Enzo (Vicky), Frank (Maria) and Gino (Lisa). He will be held dear in the hearts of his nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332) on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from St. David Roman Catholic Church (2601 Major Mackenzie Dr., east of Jane St.). Entombment to follow at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (on Hwy. 27, south of Hwy. 7). In lieu of flowers, the ORSINI family will accept donations to the Hospital for Sick Children.

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FRANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
O'LEARY, Rose Mary (formerly RUFFO, née MANCUSO)
Formerly Rose RUFFO (née MANCUSO). At Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, on Saturday July 30th, 2005, in her 85th year, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born Rosina MANCUSO to the late Gianbattista MANCUSO and Angeolina FEDERICA in Toronto on March 16th, 1921. Rose is survived by her son Valentino RUFFO of Milton, Ontario. and her daughters-in-law Patricia RUFFO and Beverly MacLAREN, her granddaughter Joanna RUFFO (Etobicoke,) her stepdaughter Maureen YOUNG (David) of Etobicoke, her stepsons John O'LEARY of Toronto, and Councilman Michael O'LEARY (Mary) of Acton, Ontario.; her siblings Evelyn BARAN (Michael) of Unionville, Val MANCUSO (Pat) of North York and Sam MANCUSO of Hanover, Ontario, sisters-in-law Vera and Evelyn. Predeceased by her husband Joseph RUFFO Sr. (1966,) her husband Alphonse O'LEARY (1982,) her sons William Anthony RUFFO (1950,) Joseph RUFFO Jr. (1995) and her granddaughter Valerie RUFFO (1997,) her siblings, John MANCUSO, Albert MANCUSO, Leo MANCUSO (Gladys), Caroline DI CICCO (Tony), Angelina FRANCHI (Sal,) and Mary GENOVA (Bill.) Rose will be missed by all her many nieces, nephews and Friends, and her many euchre and cribbage playing buddies at Franklin Horner Community Centre and King Gardens Retirement Home. A very heartfelt thank you to the nursing and support staff at the Heart Function Clinic, Trillium Health Centre, Queensway for the great comfort and care to Mrs. O'LEARY and to the management and staff at King Gardens. God Bless you all. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel at 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario. (Hwy. 10 North of the Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2340 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Frontier College, 35 Jackes Ave., Toronto. M4T 1E2 (416) 923-3591 or to a charity of your choice.

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FRANCHINI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
MICHIENZI, Maria
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home, on Thursday, September 15, 2005 Maria MICHIENZI in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Francesco MICHIENZI. Loving mother of Caterina D'ELIA and her husband Sebastiano, Carmela FRANCHINI and her husband Francesco, Antonietta FRANCHINI and her husband Angelo. Cherished grandmother of Fortunato (Doriana), Francesco (Caterina), Vincenzo, Frank, Roberto, Lisa, Maria, and Giuseppe. Dear great grandmother of Erica Pia. Survived by sisters in Italy. Predeceased by her brother and two sisters. Also survived by several nieces and nephews in Italy and Canada. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum - St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday evening at 7: 30 o'clock.

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FRANCIA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-24 published
WARD, Marguerite Alena (née NEVILL)
At her residence on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Marguerite Alena WARD of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Nelson WARD (1998.) Loving mother to Inis GIBBONS and husband Lloyd of Richmond, Joyce COOK and husband Ron of Clifford, Marie WARD of Saint Thomas, Arnold WARD and wife Marilyn of Norwich, Doris CLARK and husband John of Burford, Max WARD and wife Sue of Richmond, Paul WARD and wife Rita of Pt. Bruce, Juanita FRANCIA and husband George of New England, Danny WARD and friend Patricia of Florida, Lois MOSELEY and husband Johnny of Florida. Mother-in-law to Geraline WARD of Straffordville, Elgin JOHNSON of Saint Thomas and Gene SCHMELTZ of Aylmer. Dear sister to Basil, Donald and wife Ferne, Ronald and wife Jean, Madeline and Amy. She will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Dewey WARD, a daughter Treva (Schmeltz) JOHNSON, grandchildren Sue and Bradley and sister Beatrice.
Born in Bayham Township on May 8, 1910 daughter of the late Roy and Ida May (LOCKER) NEVILL. Marguerite was a longtime resident of the Straffordville Richmond area and a member of the Richmond United Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Straffordville Cemetery. Reverend Donald GRAHAM, officiating. Donations to the Richmond United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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FRANCIONI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
CAMPANA, Elia
On Saturday, December 24, 2005 at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Beloved wife of Ponziano. Loving mother of Gil and his wife Marie, Teresa, and Paul and Ray. Proud nonna of Cassandra, John, Carla, and Paul. Dear sister of Carlo FRANCIONI and his wife Piera. She will be greatly missed by her cherished pets Fibi and Bellino. She will be sadly missed by many family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (one block east of Dufferin), Toronto from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 10 a.m. from St. Clare's Church, 1118 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto. Entombment at Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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FRANCIOSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-09 published
FRANCIOSI, Filippo
Peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, January 8, 2005 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Domenica. Loving father of Eugene and his wife Jean and Liana FRANCIOSI and her husband Terry SMITH. Cherished grandfather of Elana and her husband Dean, Laura and her partner Paul, Elaine and Danny and Jessica. Great-grandfather to Giuliana - continue to watch over her. A special thank you to Dr. and Mrs. STROZ for all their care and support. Mr. FRANCIOSI will be resting at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke on Sunday and Monday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 61 Jutland Road, Etobicoke at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. (Hwy. 27 and Albion Road). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association.

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FRANCIOSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
FRANCIOSI, Fenizia
Passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruno. Dear mother of Angelo and his wife Lisette FARAONE, and the late Frank FRANCIOSI. Loving Nona to Steven and Ellen FARAONE, Robert and Michael FARAONE. Great-grandmother of Caitlin and Jenna FARAONE. Will be greatly missed by her family and Friends. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-9 p.m. at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke. Funeral Mass on Saturday 10: 30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 61 Jutland Road, Etobicoke. Entombment Glendale Mausoleum.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-05 published
ELYEA, Christopher James
In London, on Saturday, January 1st, 2005 at the age of 30 years, Chris ELYEA, of London and formerly, of Port Elgin. Dear son of Claudette and Arnold ELYEA, of Port Elgin. Brother of Adrien and his wife, Jennifer, of Barrie. Grandson of Gordon and Ruth ELYEA, of Nottawa. Uncle of Samuel. He is also survived by his uncles, aunts and cousins. A service to recognize Chris' life will be conducted at the W. Kent Milroy Chapel Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, on Saturday at 1: 00 p.m., with Father Mike FRANCIS officiating. Memorial contributions to the Grey Bruce Humane Society of the London Humane Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-13 published
McGHEE, Norman Anthony, Jr.
Suddenly in Mississauga on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the age of 43 years, Norman McGHEE Jr., of Toronto and Southampton, beloved fiance of Avelina ACOSTA of Toronto, cherished son of Norm and Theresa McGHEE, brother of Liz and Leo CAMPBELL all of Port Elgin, Mike and Shanni of Bellingham, Washington, and Doug and Melanie of Bolton. He is survived by is nieces and nephews Daniel, Dylan, Michaela, Savannah, Aubrey, Declan, Joshua and Kathleen. Predeceased by his sister Kathleen in 1986. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. on Thursday, and from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Elgin on Saturday morning April 16th at 11: 00 a.m., with Father Mike FRANCIS as celebrant. Parish prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Friday evening at 7: 00 p.m.. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Southampton. Memorial contributions to the Dr. Simone Canadian Food for children or to the David Suzuki Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Following the interment, a reception with the family will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 340, Port Elgin. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-10 published
McCARRON, Françoise "Frankie" Gabrielle (née MONTAMBAULT)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Sunday May 8, 2005. Françoise (Frankie) McCARRON (née MONTAMBAULT) of Southampton and formerly of Guelph in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Robert (Bob) T.J. McCARRON of Southampton. Dear mother of Robert (Bob) Jr., of Chesley Lake, Carolyn and her husband Michael ORRELL and Elaine McCARRON both of Guelph. Sadly missed by her grand_sons Justin and Aaron. Frankie will be fondly remembered for her love of Bridge by her many Friends in Guelph and in Southampton. Predeceased by her parents, Hyacinthe and Caroline MONTAMBAULT and by her 3 sisters, Lorette, Agnes and Georgette. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Tuesday May 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St Patrick's Church, Southampton, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Father Mike FRANCIS will officiate. Interment St Patrick's Cemetery, Southampton. Expressions of Remembrance to Saugeen Memorial Hospital M.R.I. Campaign. Parish prayers will be given at the Funeral Home Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-06 published
NADZIKOWSKI, Ellen Fulton (née KENNEDY)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Monday, July 4th, 2005. Ellen NADZIKOWSKI (née KENNEDY,) of Southampton, and formerly of Burlington, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Jan NADZIKOWSKI, of Southampton. Dear mother of Nicola and her husband Ray KERNAN of Nashua, New Hampshire and Angie and her husband Jack EADES of Bracebridge. Also survived by her sister, Betty and her husband John NEIL of Scotland. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Jane, Russel, Jay and Michael. Fondly remembered by her Friends of the Hospital Auxiliary both in Burlington and in Southampton. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Elizabeth KENNEDY. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Friday July 8th, 2005, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Ellen's Life will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Father Mike FRANCIS will officiate. Cremation. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to Animal Aid. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-27 published
McCOLL, Stephen John Alan
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Tuesday, July 26th, 2005 at the age of 57 years, Stephen McCOLL of Port Elgin. Husband of the former Pearl REGAN. Father of John of Port Elgin. He is also survived by his mother Kathleen McCOLL, Brother of Christine and her husband Jack BARTLEY, and Pauline McCOLL, all of Kitchener. Brother-in-law of Patricia of Arizona, and Frederick of New York. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Charlotte REGAN of New York, two nieces and one nephew. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29th, 2005. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Mike FRANCIS officiating. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-30 published
HAMILTON, William " Bill"
Passed away with bravery and dignity at the Grey-Bruce Heath Services, Southampton, on Friday. August 26th, 2005, at the age of 73 years, Bill HAMILTON, of Port Elgin, originally of Renfrew. Husband of the former Dawn SCHARFF, father of Kim and her husband, Al RICE, of Port Elgin, Robert HAMILTON, of Owen Sound, and Scott and his wife, Teresa, Port Elgin. "Number 1" Papa to Christopher and Jamie RICE, and Taylor and Curtis HAMILTON. Brother of Helen and her husband, Ed ANDERSON, and Jean COOK, of Renfrew, and Robert HAMILTON and his wife, Loretta, of Cornwall. He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy, Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. on Monday, August 29th. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph's Church, Port Elgin, on Tuesday morning at 11: 00 a.m., with Father Mike FRANCIS as celebrant. A reception with the family will be held in Jubilee Hall, at Saint Joseph's immediately following mass. Further visitation will take place at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle Street, Renfrew, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Committal and interment is to take place at Saint Francis-Xavier Cemetery, in Renfrew, on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Grey-Bruce Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-31 published
STAHLBAUM, Ethel Marie (HOGAN)
Suddenly and peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Monday, August 29th, 2005, at the age of 80 years, the former Ethel HOGAN, of Port Elgin. Wife of the late Robert STAHLBAUM. Mother and best friend of Dianne BIERSCHBACK, of Port Elgin, Donna and her husband, Brian READ, and Richard and his wife, Laurie, all of Kitchener. Loving grandma of Ronnie, Denise, Matthew, Butch, Patricia, Jennifer, Jessica and Ryan. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Sister of Gerald HOGAN and his wife, Kaye, and Lorne HOGAN and his wife, Doreen, all of Kitchener. She was predeceased by sons Robert and Roger, and by a dear friend, Robert SADLER. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30th. Funeral service will be conducted in Saint Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, Port Elgin, on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Mike FRANCIS officiating. Interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Port Elgin Legion Cenotaph Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service in the funeral home, on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 3: 30 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-28 published
BROWN, Noreen Barbara (née PARMENTER)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday December 25, 2005. Noreen BROWN (née PARMENTER) of Southampton in her fifty-ninth year. Beloved wife of Ron BROWN of Southampton. Dear mother of Chris and his wife Tamiko of Toronto, Nicole and her husband Jeff SCHMIDT of Kitchener, Dave of Southampton and mother to Lezlie ELLIS of Wiarton, Debbie DENES of Wiarton, Bruce MARTIN of Stoney Creek and Kim MARTIN of Milton. Loving grandmother of Eric and Adam and to Sierra, Danny, Sandra, Alyssa and Bruce. Predeceased by her parents, Tom and Addie PARMENTER. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday December 28, 2005 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated from St Joseph's Church, Port Elgin, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Father Mike FRANCIS will officiate. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in St Joseph's Jubilee Hall. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Parish Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Her courage, strength and unconditional love for her family will inspire us forever. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
HENDERSON, Dorothy Jean (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Dorothy Jean HENDERSON, after a lengthy illness, passed away on March 6, 2005, at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital at the age of 73. Daughter of the late Herbert W. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Elsie ARRAND. Beloved wife for 54 years of Harold HENDERSON. Cherished mother of Ron and Janet HENDERSON, Sharon HENDERSON, Donna GILL and friend Gerald FRANCIS and former son-in-law Ron GILL. Dear grandmother of Darrell HENDERSON, Beth GILCHRIST and Haley, Lori HENDERSON and Carl WINCHESTER, Brad HENDERSON and friend Mallory FRASER, Kelli-Ann GILL and Mike BURAGINA, Trevor, Chad and Shannon GILL. Beloved sister of Marion RUTLEDGE and Gladys O'NEIL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 1-2: 30 at which time the service will be conducted at the funeral home. Spring interment in North Nissouri Cemetery. Donations may be made to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital or The Dialysis Unit at Stratford General Hospital.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
RUDZITIS, Verners
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Monday April 11, 2005. Verners RUDZITIS of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Galina (VITKOVSKIS) RUDZITIS. Dear father of Irene FRANCIS and her husband Bruce of Belleville, Edgar RUDZITIS and his wife Wendy of Edmonton and Peter RUDZITIS and Hilary of Mississauga. Also loved by his grandchildren, Adam, Melanie, Allison, Andrew and Julia and his relatives in Latvia. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. S., London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, April 14th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Hilde LORENZ of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation and enurnment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. The family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital for their care and compassion. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-15 published
KOSTER, Johanna Catharina
At Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, on Saturday May 14, 2005. Johanna Catharina KOSTER, of London, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Harm KOSTER (1986.) Dear father of Ronald Hilko KOSTER of Edmonton, Alberta, and Debbie-Ann FRANCIS of London. Dear mother-in-law of Eva KOSTER of Edmonton, Alberta, and Mike FRANCIS of London. Loving grandmother of Shawn and Nicole FRANCIS, and Travis and Callie KOSTER. Dear sister of Suus (Pete) DEKOTER, of Brampton, and Antaone (Alice) IMAMS, of St. Catharines. Remembered by dear friend Alice VANBEEK, of London. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 716 Classic Drive, on Tuesday May 17, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Eric GROOT- NIBBLELINK officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to Breast Cancer Research would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. KOSTER.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
HARRISON, Helen Margaret Elizabeth Campbell (née SWANSON)
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, on Sunday June 5, 2005, Mrs. Helen Margaret Elizabeth Campbell HARRISON (née SWANSON,) formerly of London, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late William HARRISON (1976.) Survived by her son Bill (Sandy.) Cherished grandmother of Shari (Sean) MOORE of Caledonia, Shane (Sheila) HARRISON and Stacey (Dave) FRANCIS all of London, and great-grandmother of Kiera and Brayden MOORE and Liam FRANCIS. Dear sister of Anne SMITH of Saint Thomas, George (Betty) SWANSON and Gloria WOLFE, all of London and sisters-in-law Edna SWANSON (Windsor) and Jane PIERCE (Mobile, Alabama). Predeceased by her sister Mariotta BORGKVIST and brothers Alex, Donald and Peter. Helen will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-07 published
BURRILL, Jean Elizabeth (née SHEARER)
Formerly of Bright, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 4, 2005 at her residence in Woodstock, in her 80th year. She was a graduate of the Brantford General Hospital School of Nursing (1946) and the beloved wife of Earl BURRILL whom she married in 1947. He predeceased her October 16, 2000. Dear mother of Eunice BURRILL and Robert JEPPESEN and Mary and Edward FRANCIS all of Stratford and Thomas of Bright. Dear mother-in-law of Deborah BURRILL of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Mark and Jennifer, Ana, Sherry and James, Jacqueline and Jeremy, John and Lindsay, Abby. Great grandmother of Sam, Max, Connor and Julia. Sadly missed by her brother James and Audrey SHEARER of R.R.#1 New Hamburg. Relatives and Friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home 40 William Street, Plattsville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 8-10 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Bright United Church on Wednesday June 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Joan BERGE officiating. Interment in Chesterfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Bright United Church Memorial Fund (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-05 published
Teen takes own life at 17
The once fun-loving student was troubled by mental illness.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
Until he reached puberty, Obed VASQUEZ was a normal, active, fun-loving boy.
With the coming of physical maturation, he began to hear and see things that sometimes weren't there.
On Saturday night, at the age of 17, Obed quietly terminated his life at home while his parents briefly visited the new home of Friends.
It was a tragic ending to a beautiful day for his family.
"It went from the sunniest of perfect days to the darkest of nights," said Eli VASQUEZ, his 18-year-old brother.
Obed spent the entire day at Springbank Park with his parents, three brothers, sister and other family members, walking, talking, joking, picnicking and playing soccer.
"We all had a lot of fun," said Eli. "Obed, too. He was a really funny guy. He could make us all laugh."
But the teen who loved music and basketball was also troubled and embarrassed that he had to take medication for a mental illness, said his mother, Mirta CAMPOS.
"We had to force him to take his pills," she said. "He wouldn't take them if we didn't. He didn't want to be sick. He just wanted to be a regular guy."
Obed had just recently switched to weekly injections, an adjustment for his bodily chemistry, she said.
There's still a lot of stigma associated with schizophrenia, she said.
"People don't treat people with a mental illness the way they treat someone with cancer. They don't understand the symptoms or how to deal with them."
Obed's behaviour was quite normal most of the time, said Eli, "but people sometimes freaked out when he was seeing or hearing things."
The passing of Obed has hit the VASQUEZ family hard, said Ward 5 Coun. Sandy WHITE/WHYTE.
"They're very sweet people," she said. "This tragedy is emotionally difficult for them."
Obed's father, Moïses, and CAMPOS came to Canada in 1987 from the United States where they had fled to escape the brutality of civil war in Guatemala and El Salvador, their respective homelands.
They've endured financial hardship and a mental health system that isn't as culturally aware as it could be, said WHITE/WHYTE.
Paying for a funeral will be difficult because the family lives on a minimum-wage budget, she said.
A local funeral director estimated the industry average cost of traditional funeral arrangements at about $6,000.
A trust fund has been set up to help the family defray funeral costs and raise money for a local mental health program -- Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses, said WHITE/WHYTE.
Called the Obed Memorial Fund, the fund has been established at the TD Canada Trust branch at Dundas and Lyle streets.
Donations can be made at any of the bank's branches, said Sarah HORNER of TD Canada Trust.
Andrew FRANCIS, owner of the Alex P. Keaton pub at Albert and Talbot streets, is also setting up an Obed Vasquez Memorial Fund and planning a fundraiser for the family from noon to 5 p.m. on July 23.
"Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the family and for their mental health cause by August 30," he said.
Moises VASQUEZ Jr., Obed's older brother, said the family has been deeply touched by Francis's offer of help and by the support of neighbours and Friends who've visited and left flowers in front of the family's house.
They've included a stream of teenagers from Beal secondary school, where Obed was in Grade 11.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
PHILLIPS, Dora (née ROWLEY)
Dora of Saint Thomas, on Monday, August 22, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 91st year. Dora was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 28, 1915, the daughter of the late Benjamin ROWLEY and Mary Harrison Smith ROWLEY. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Gerald Irwin PHILLIPS (1995.) Predeceased by three sisters: Rose CAMPBELL (Hugh,) of Lundar, Manitoba; Margaret FRANCIS (Andrew), of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Ruth STANGER (Andrew) of Beaujour, Manitoba, a beloved grand_son David PHILLIPS, two sisters-in-law Bernice PENWARDEN and Thirza Sopp SMITH, two brothers-in-law, Joseph PHILLIPS and Lorne PHILLIPS. Left to mourn, children Jean MacPHERSON and her husband William, Gerald and wife Helen; James Brian and wife Loretta, grandchildren Kathie, Laura and Jim MacPHERSON, Julia and husband Douglas GOEBEL and son Gavin and Angela and Andrew PHILLIPS, Jessica and Jeremy PHILLIPS, brother Harold SMITH and dear friend Betty ROBERTSON of Nanaimo, British Columbia, two sisters-in-law Melba PHILLIPS (Lorne) and Anna PHILLIPS- CYR, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, two dear lifetime Friends, Eileen McLEOD of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vina HENDERSON of Morden, Manitoba. She was a graduate in 1940 of the Manitoba Hospital, Selkirk, Manitoba. A long time member of Grace United Church, Saint Thomas, Ontario and was a dedicated worker with the United Church Women and her beloved "Ochre" Unit. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Grace United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Canadian Blood Services, Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care) or Grace United Church.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-02 published
GAULD, Clayton Wallace
Peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Petrolia on September 1, 2005, Clayton Wallace GAULD, formerly of Zone Street, Wyoming. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (WALDECK) 1969 and the late Lucy (YOUNG) 2000. Dear father of Shelly (Gary) DRURY of Petrolia and Lonnie (Joy) GAULD of R.R.#4 Petrolia. Grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 8. Brother of Mary KUSH, Grace HARTLEY, Laura BURCH, Shirley KELLY and Harriett FRANCIS. Predeceased by George, Emerson, Joe and Leone. Aged 77 years. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street South at Watt, Forest. Funeral Service on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor David BONNEY of Wyoming Baptist Church. Visitation Friday 4: 30-8:00 p.m. only. Private interment Hillsdale Cemetery Petrolia. Donations to Lambton Meadowview Auxilliary appreciated. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home). A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Clayton" by the Dodge Family.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-04 published
GELINAS, Michele
Suddenly, at her residence in New Westminster, British Columbia, on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, Michele GELINAS, in her 52nd year. Loved daughter of Marie GELINAS of R.R.#3, Zurich and the late Mozart GELINAS (2001.) Dear sister of Jerome and Carmel SWEENEY, Sharon and Brian SIMS, George and Marion SWEENEY, Mozart and Julie GELINAS, Melissa and Neil FRANCIS, Marc and Cindy GELINAS and Martin and Cheryl GELINAS. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her sister Linda SWEENEY and her brother-in-law Keva SILVERSTEIN. Funeral arrangements incomplete. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Support Centre or St. Boniface Building Fund. J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-07 published
GELINAS, Michele
Suddenly, at her residence in New Westminster, British Columbia, on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, Michele GELINAS, in her 52nd year. Loved daughter of Marie GELINAS of R.R.#3, Zurich and the late Mozart GELINAS (2001.) Dear sister of Jerome and Carmel SWEENEY, Sharon and Brian SIMS, George and Marion SWEENEY, Mozart and Julie GELINAS, Melissa and Neil FRANCIS, Marc and Cindy GELINAS and Martin and Cheryl GELINAS. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her sister Linda SWEENEY and her brother-in-law Keva SILVERSTEIN. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Zurich. Fr. Francis THEKKUNKATTIL celebrant. Cremation. Interment St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cemetery. Catholic Women's League Prayers will be said on Thursday at 3 p.m. and Parish Prayers at 8: 30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Support Centre or St. Boniface Building Fund. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Michele GELINAS.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-14 published
FRANCIS, Dr. Anna Francis
Peacefully at University Hospital, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease, on Monday, September 12, 2005. Beloved wife of Edward FRANCIS. Dear mother of Andrew and Jennifer. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. A private family service will be conducted on Friday. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Parkinson Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-26 published
NOYES, Robert " Bob"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Saturday, September 24, 2005 Robert (Bob) NOYES of London in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Jean (McRAE) NOYES. Dear father of Brenda and Rick GREEN of London and John and Cathie NOYES of London. Dear grandfather of Robert and Sean; and Laura, Keith and Marie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of George and Shirley NOYES of Lucan, Jean and Bev HODGINS of Parkhill, Gerry and Elaine NOYES of Lucan, Donna and Ray HENRY of Glencoe, Bertha STALKER of Newbury and Margie WELCH of Glencoe. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Donald NOYES, and his parents George and Margaret (FRANCIS) NOYES. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 1 p.m. with Reverend Michael PETERSON officiating. Interment St. George Cemetery, Denfield. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www. haskettfh.com.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
JACKSON, Granville " Grant" Edwin
Peacefully at the Dearness Home, London, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, Granville (Grant) Edwin JACKSON of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the Late Helen JACKSON (2004.) Loving brother of Clayton, Leonard and his wife Sandy and June and her husband Robert FRANCIS, all of London. Dear brother-in-law of Marjorie HEPWORTH of Parry Sound and Helen JACKSON of London. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by his brothers George, Walter, Herbert, Don and sister Dorothy. At Grant's request, there was no visitation or funeral service. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (652-2020) in care of arrangements.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-15 published
CORRIVEAU, Meryl
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to our relatives and Friends who supported us in the loss of our mother Meryl. We appreciated the cards, phone calls, funeral home visitations, charity donations, flowers and mass cards. Special thanks to the choir that provided the beautiful music for our celebration of her life. To the pallbearers and gift bearers. To Father John CORRIVEAU who celebrated the Eucharist assisted by Father FRANCIS and Father Ron McINTYRE and many of Father John's Capuchin Brothers. To the C.W.L. at St. Peters who provided a luncheon. To McBeath Funeral Home for their special care and professionalism. We also wish to thank the staff and residents at Chez Nous Lodge Stoney Point Ontario and Dr. Harnarine and the staff at 4th floor medicine at Chatham Kent General Hospital for their special care. She will be sadly missed by all.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
LAWRENCE, Thomas Joseph Eric
Passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital in his 49th year. Cherished son of Dorothy LAWRENCE (née HAMES) and the late Joseph Francis LAWRENCE. Loved nephew of John HAMES. Loving brother of Carolyn FRANCIS, Samuel (Cathie) LAWRENCE, Catherine (Paul) LAWRENCE- PORCHAK, Lizzie (George) MULCAHY. Thomas will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for a memorial service on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 3 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-16 published
FRANCIS, Elizabeth " Bess" (née OVERY)
Suddenly at University Hospital on December 15th, 2005, Mrs. Elizabeth (Bess) FRANCIS, of London, in her 84th year. Loving husband of Ron L. FRANCIS. Predeceased by her daughter Karen Elizabeth, parents George and Lily OVERY, sisters Mary and Alice, brothers Bob and Bill. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street) on Friday, December 16th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 17th, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Memorial tributes for Bess may be posted at www.mem.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Marilyn Grace (née BUCKINGHAM)
Our nana, grandma, mom, wife, best friend, soulmate, our love has gone home. Marilyn 71 years, left her earthly home on Friday December 23, 2005 and moved on to her maker's home. Marilyn leaves to mourn and with memories of good times, her husband Bob of 45 years. Cherished mom of Janice and Chris FRANCIS and their children William, Peter and Dylan; Greg and Colleen ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and their children Loris and Grace. Dear sister of Bill and Diane BUCKINGHAM. Dear sister-in-law of Bernice and Allen ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Keith and Kathy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Lois and Don SARARAS. Many nieces, nephews, Friends also survive. Predeceased by her parents, Ben and Velma BUCKINGHAM, brother John and his wife Lula BUCKINGHAM. Marilyn loved her family, God and her Church. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington (326-2631) on Monday, December 26, 2005 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Marilyn's life, from the funeral home on Tuesday December 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Al BEATON officiating. Interment McDowell Cemetery, Comber. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or Knox Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
DENT, George Mitchell " Mitch," B.A., LL.B.
Mitchell passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, January 7, 2005, at Ottawa, in his 89th year. Mitchell was born in Ottawa on November 10, 1916, the son of Dr. Clarence M. and Mrs. Hazel R. DENT. Mitchell was the beloved husband of Theresa, cherished father of Mitchell (Nathalie), Roger (Susan), Melanie and Cynthia (Nigel). He was affectionately known as Pa to grandchildren Sam, Joey, David, Meredith, Evelyn, Liam, Georgia and Benjamin. He is survived by his sister Martha COUGHLIN and sister-in-law Elena DENT and was predeceased by his brother Lionel and his sister Frances. He graduated from Glebe Collegiate in 1934 and the University of Toronto in 1939. After attending Osgoode Hall, he was called to the bar in 1942. He then joined the Royal Artillery Reserve Unit. Mitchell embarked on a legal career that was to span over half a century. After articling in Toronto, he moved to Ottawa where he acted on many cases for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board. He opened his own office in 1947 and in 1957 formed a partnership with Jim FRANCIS. Mitchell kept up an active practice until 1995. He was also active in the Ottawa real estate market. Music, especially opera, was one of Mitchell's great loves. He played trumpet in the Glebe Collegiate Orchestra and the University of Toronto band. In 1939, he traveled to Europe as a member of the orchestra on the S.S. Statendam. Mitchell belonged to many organizations over his career but was especially proud of his long association with the Ottawa Gyro Club, of which he served as President in 1949, 1961 and 1988. He was one of the longest standing members of the Rivermead Golf Club, having been affiliated with the club for over 60 years. He was recently made an honorary member. Mitchell was a voracious reader. He had an uncanny ability to retain what he read, which made him a formidable opponent in family games of Trivial Pursuit. He took a strong interest in politics and stock markets and was always ready to debate the latest developments. In his spare time, he loved to relax at the family cottages at Constance Bay and Calabogie Peaks. For Mitchell, relaxation often involved construction or landscaping. His earthmoving projects at Constance Bay were legendary in family circles. The last years saw Mitchell struggle with Parkinson's disease, which shrouded his greatest talents-his eloquence, his wit and his sense of humour. He handled his illness with strength, dignity, perseverance and determination. We thought the world of him. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Parkinson's Society of Ottawa Carleton. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. on Sunday, January 9 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2005.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-05 published
FRANCIS, Myron Lucius
(Royal Canadian Air Force -- Retired)
Quietly at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Friday, March 4, 2005. Beloved husband of Dorothy and the late Mary; brother of Lois STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; father of Linda ZOMMERS and Paul FRANCIS; and grandfather of Geoffrey, Karen and Cameron FRANCIS. Memorial to be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-30 published
GODDARD, K. Judith (née WHALEN)
Quietly on March 29, 2005, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. She was 79. Judy was married for 50 years to the late Paul GODDARD, with whom she enjoyed camping, canoeing, skiing, sailing, and cycling. They raised seven children: Suzanne COOK (David,) John, Sylvia CASHMORE (Jim), Eric (Anne FRANCIS), Ted (Tracy FADDEN), Mary REEVE, and Marjorie WINGROVE (Felix BROWN.) She worked as a medical secretary for Ralph HULL for 17 years. Judy was also blessed with eleven grandchildren: Joey Lynne, Steve, Marlie, Jay, Tamara, Erin, Julie, Jessica, Matthew, Diane, and Reilly. Judy enjoyed the companionship of Don SHEPPARD in her final years, travelling and socializing with a wide circle of Friends. She said a special goodbye to 85 Friends and family members by hosting lunch at a Stoney Lake resort last November, six months after her cancer diagnosis. Dozens of loved ones also came together to care for her at home for most of her final two months. Judy was a loyal friend with a great gift for listening empathetically. She always amazed us with her energy and gentle strength. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough from 2-4 pm and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Ser vice will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock Street, Peterborough on Friday, April 1 at 10: 30 a.m., the Reverend Gordon H. FINNEY officiating. In memory of Judy, donations to Saint John's Anglican Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-13 published
McGHEE, Norman Anthony, Jr.
Suddenly in Mississauga on Saturday, April 9th, 2005, at the age of 43 years, Norman McGHEE Jr., of Toronto and Southampton, beloved fiancé of Aveline ACOSTA of Toronto, cherished son of Norm and Theresa McGHEE, brother of Liz and Leo CAMPBELL all of Port Elgin, Mike and Shanni of Bellingham, Washington., and Doug and Melanie of Bolton. He is survived by his nieces and nephews Daniel, Dylan, Michaela, Savannah, Aubrey, Declan, Joshua and Kathleen. Predeceased by his sister Kathleen in 1986.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Elgin on Saturday morning April 16th at 11 a.m., with Father Mike FRANCIS as celebrant.
Parish prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Friday evening at 7: 00 p.m.
Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Southampton.
Memorial contributions to the Dr. Simone Canadian Food for Children or to the David Suzuki Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Following the interment, a reception with the family will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340, Port Elgin.
Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
FRANCIS, Doris Olwen
Peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2005 at Belmont House. Doris, dear cousin of Norah MARTIN, loving aunt to Shelley Francis GORHAM, Genie Francis FRAKES, Ivor FRANCIS and Kenneth FRANCIS. She will be remembered by many great-nieces, nephews and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for one hour prior to the service in the Chapel on Tuesday, May 3 at 9: 00 a.m. If desired, donations to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto M5R 1R1 would be appreciated.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-30 published
LANGER, Harvey
On Saturday, May 28th, 2005 at Baycrest Centre. Harvey LANGER, beloved husband of the late Anna LANGER. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bernie and Ryna, Michael and the late Pearl, and the late Morris and Rose, Gordon and Shirley LANGER, and Jeanne and Frank REINGOLD. The LANGER family acknowledges the excellent care Harvey received at Baycrest Terrace and Hospital, and our special thanks to Dorothy FRANCIS and Caroline KEARNEY who cared for him during his last year. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, May 30th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva Monday only at 180 Gordon Rd., evening service at 8: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Harvey Langer Fund c/o Baycrest Foundation at 416-785-2500 ext. 8

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-27 published
RATHGEB, Charles Irwin (1921-2005)
Businessman - Sportsman. Charles (Chuck) Irwin RATHGEB passed away peacefully at home in Toronto on June 24, 2005, at the age of 83. Chuck is survived by his loving wife and friend of 58 years, Rosemary CLARKE, originally of Montreal, and nephew Thomas SCEATS, his wife Fabienne and nieces Charlotte and Martha. Loving thanks for continuing care to the house staff Tony, Gloria, Teresa and to Al and Sarah of the Bahamas. Special thanks to Dr. UNG of the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and to Dr. Robert FRANCIS of Medcan. The Toronto Community Care Access Centre's palliative team headed by Dr. Russell GOLDMAN are to be commended for their loving care and support, as are his health care givers - Trudy, Joyce, Linda, Nellie, Valerio, George and Ken. Chuck RATHGEB was born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Moving to Toronto at an early age, he was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto (Zeta Psi). After leaving Upper Canada, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (13755) serving in Western Canada. Transferring to the Royal Canadian Navy he was a decorated officer, serving in the North Atlantic, Norwegian Sea, the Bay of Biscay and the invasion of Europe. Following the war, Chuck joined his father as proprietor of Comstock International Ltd. for over forty years in the field of mechanical and electrical construction with major undertakings across Canada, the United States and around the globe. He was a director of many major corporations both here and abroad and was associated closely with various charitable organizations. Chuck's big avocation was sports. He was at various times a Canadian member of the Commonwealth Cricket Team, a mountain climber (Canadian Rockies and Alps), a big game hunter (earning the Explorers' Club 'gold bracelet for big six' animals), member of the Canadian Marlin and Tuna Teams, 'Offshore' Power Boat Racer (Miami-Nassau, London-Monte Carlo), Cresta Rider and World Cup Bobsledder, as Manager of The Gold Medal Canadian Olympic Bob-Sled Team, Innsbruck, Austria - 1964. For many years, he ran the Comstock Ford Auto Racing Team, competing on major tracks in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and major rallies in Canada, Asia and Europe. He also found time to run a small but successful thoroughbred horse- racing stable. In the air, Chuck was an accomplished gas and hot air balloonist (Trans Canada, Trans Alpine), a glider pilot and a jet pilot, setting a World record Atlantic crossing in a Canadian CL41 jet. But the sport he enjoyed most was golf! In a different vein, he produced a Broadway play 'Staircase', a major film 'Fahrenheit 451' and he also did a brief, if memorable stint, as a rock promoter, staging a 'Doors' concert. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The funeral will take place at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West at one o'clock on Wednesday, June 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Providence Healthcare Foundation, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M1L 1W1 or to the charity of your choice.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-17 published
Ruth Alice HOWES
By Heather FRANCIS, Thursday, November 17, 2005, Page A24
Teacher, farmer, store keeper, gardener, baker, grandmother. Born February 17, 1901, in Winchester, Ontario Died May 17 in Winchester of natural causes, aged 104.
When Ruth died, it surprised all of us who knew her. She had survived countless surgeries and illnesses and, no matter how ill, she always got better. Her early life no doubt helped her form her strong will, willingness to make do, and love for her community.
Ruth Alice HOLMES was born on a farm just outside of Winchester, Ontario She was the seventh child of an eventual 11 to Nathaniel and Annettie HOLMES. She was fortunate that her parents valued her education and arranged for her to board in Winchester after she survived rheumatoid fever and was too weak to walk the return trip to high school.
She trained as a teacher and taught for several years at the one-room schoolhouse she had attended herself, just outside Winchester. But her teaching career was interrupted when she got married in 1927, as married women were not allowed to teach at the time. She loved recounting how the school inspector tried to convince her not to marry, but she wed Gerald HOWES of a neighbouring farm.
They moved to a farm down the road from her old home and the schoolhouse and Ruth began her second career as a farm wife and mother. Her children, Joyce and Jean, became able hands with all the labour that a dairy and crop farm entailed.
Jerry loved horses but wasn't so crazy about milking cattle, so he and Ruth decided to sell their farm, except for a small severance, to open a general store, gas bar, and hobby farm, just up the road from the farm.
During this time she started teaching again. In later years, she recalled with much fondness the children she had taught, the troublemakers and eager ones alike, and the gifts she received, and the skating parties that were held. Several former students visited at her 100th birthday party and were amazed she still remembered them.
It was in the fall of 1975, when their long-dreamt-of retirement home was being built, that Jerry died of an aneurysm. Ruth had to cope with ensuring the rest of the house was built properly and with furnishing it. Whenever I visited during the next 27 years she always had delicious baked goods and casseroles on hand. Food from her garden was a staple in summer. Her letters told of her beautiful flower gardens, Friends visiting, church activities attended, her latest crochet or rug-hooking project, interest in whether we had passed the last term, and thoughtful gestures of family and Friends.
When she was 90, she had a bad bout of pneumonia. Through her strong will, she grew well enough to go home with the support of visits by a homemaker and a nurse. She continued to cook her own meals and tend to her gardens. Although they were scaled back by the time she was 101, she still planted her own geraniums, gladioli, potatoes, and tomatoes. In her letters that year, she also spoke of making peach preserves and Christmas cake and pudding.
Unfortunately, in 2002 she was unable to live on her own any longer and had to make the farthest permanent move of her life: three kilometres to the nursing home in Winchester. Still the perfect hostess, she apologized to visitors for not having goodies to serve. It was my turn to bring her cookies, but she would make sure to walk me down the hallway when I left.
After breaking her hip this spring, she rallied and survived for a week, but she just did not have the strength to survive this latest mishap.
Although she was not able to die in her own home, she did die in Winchester after a quiet, but inspiring life.
Heather is Ruth's granddaughter.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-30 published
FRANCIS, Jegarajah Chellappu
Peacefully reached Eternity, surrounded by his wife and children, on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 in Toronto, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of 46 years to Chandra. Loving father of Vinotha and her husband Manoharan ALEXANDER, Naveen and his wife Michelle, Visi and his wife Shivani, and Nalina and her husband Lesley EMMANUEL. Dear grandfather of Dhiviya, Akhshaya, Veenah, Teehran, Kaniyaa, Ahash, Ashwin and Nilan. Cherished brother of Jothimathy and her late husband Phillip ARULNAYAGAM. Jegarajah will be sadly missed by all his other family members and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. For funeral service information, please contact the Ogden Funeral Home, 416-293-5211. Cremation.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
DE SOUZA, Virginia Marie " Virgie"
Peacefully at McCall Centre on Sunday, January 9, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank DE SOUZA, loving mother of her daughters Margaret, Irene GRACIAS and husband Mark, Delphine FRANCIS and husband Errol, Joan FRANCIS and husband Tom. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Jeannine and husband Chris, Jacqueline, Karen and husband Jerome, Gavin, Dwayne and Kyle. Proud great-grandmother of Hannah. Fondly remembered by many cousins, nephews and nieces. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 420 Dundas Street East (1 block west of Cawthra, at Hensall Circle, 905-272-4040) on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 13 at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Clement's Church, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke. Interment at Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Virgie may be made to Save The Children Canada, 300-4141 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A8 www.savethechildren.ca 1-800-668-5036 in aid of the Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund as the government and many corporations have matching gift programs.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
CORMACK, James Gordon
Peacefully at Caressant Care Retirement Home, Arthur on Thursday, January 20, 2005, James Gordon CORMACK, in his 84th year. Predeceased by his first wife Joyce Kesson CORMACK. Survived by his former wife Sandra CORMACK. Dear father of Robert CORMACK and Geraldine CORMACK. He will be missed by his sister Beverley FRANCIS and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Doug, Gary and Jack. Jim was a pharmaceutical representative for Warner Lambert and Parke Davis for many years and latterly operated Cormack Antiques out of the Fergus/Elora area. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Thomson and Collins Funeral Home, 160 St. David Street North (Hwy. 6), in downtown Fergus on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Martin DAWSON officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations to the A.L.S. Society of Canada, 265 Yorkland Blvd., Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M2J 1S5, would be appreciated by the family.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
BRETHOUR, Lois (née FRANCIS)
Passed away peacefully at home after a valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the age of 63. Beloved wife of Clare, loving mother to Lisa (Dale ROBERTSON) of Ottawa and James (Kate) of Santa Fe, N.M. She will be dearly missed by her brother Allan FRANCIS (Elaine) of Oshawa, sisters Dorothy (Al PATTERSON) of Orillia and Shirley (Peter MOORE) of Beaverton, sisters-in-law Ruth (Tom COTTON) of Whitby and Barbara (Robert KIBBLE) of Woodville, and by her nieces, nephews, and other family members and Friends. Preceded in death by father and mother, Russell and Marjorie FRANCIS of Beaverton, and sister-in-law Bernice KIRK. Lois touched the lives of many during her years of teaching in Toronto and Scarborough. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Scarborough), 416-267-4656, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held at the Cliffcrest United Church (1 McCowan Rd., Scarborough) on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment private to family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
FRANCIS, Robert John " Bob"
At the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, Ontario on Wednesday, February 9, 2005. Bob FRANCIS of Burlington, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Evelyn (née MIDGLEY) FRANCIS. Much loved father of Katherine and her husband David PARKES of Burlington, Joan EDDIE of Ancaster and Robert Jr. and his wife Janet of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Christopher (Judith) and Josh. Bob was the former owner of Commercial Transport. After retiring, Bob worked for a number of years at McMaster University in the Science Labs. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Animal Aid Society of Burlington or Carpenter Hospice, would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
FRANCIS, Kathleen
Surrounded by her family, passed peacefully at Picton Manor Nursing Home, Friday, February 11, 2005. Kathleen FRANCIS, formerly of R.R.#4, Picton, at the age of 86. Beloved daughter of the late James and Alice BAILEY. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Kristine and her husband David BRYAN of Springbrook, Ontario and Shelley MURRAY and her partner Barry ARNOLD of New Lowell, Ontario. Dear sister of the late Muriel. Loved by her grandchildren Kathleen, Catherine and Andrea and great-granddaughter Emma Kathleen. A family service was held at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton, Ontario. Padre Stan WHITEHOUSE Officiated. Cremation. If desired, donations to G.I.F.T. would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). Online donation and condolence available at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
FRANCIS, Lois (née SMART)
Now at peace in her 91st year, Lois passed on Sunday, February 20th, 2005 with her granddaughters by her side. Proud great-grandmother of 8, grandmother to Vicki (Mike), Laura (Bruce), David and Stephen. Mother-in-law to Victor and Beverly. Predeceased and now at home with her husband Hilliard, her children Wendy and Thomas, her sister Kay and her dear friend Victor. She will be missed by many Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be preferred.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
FRANCIS, Myron Lucius
(Royal Canadian Air Force-Retired) Quietly at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Friday, March 4, 2005. Beloved husband of Dorothy and the late Mary; brother of Lois STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; father of Linda ZOMMERS and Paul FRANCIS; and grandfather of Geoffrey, Karen and Cameron FRANCIS. Memorial to be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
FRANCIS, Mollie Kathleen (née RANDALL)
Suddenly, on Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Versa-Care Centre in Uxbridge, at age 77. Mollie (née RANDALL,) beloved wife of the late William FRANCIS of Toronto. Loving mother of Mary Helen YANDELL of Portland, Oregon. Stepmother of Ann WEYRICH of Woodville, Jean SPEARS of Port Perry, and Mary and her husband Jim REDSHAW of Port Perry. Mollie will be missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Connie and her husband Ron WILLIAMS of Scarborough and Les RANDALL and his wife Mavis of British Columbia. The family of Mollie FRANCIS will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 from 12: 30-1:30 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Olga McKELLAR officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry or to the Versa-Care Centre Resident's Fund in Uxbridge. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
MORDEN, Mildred E.
Mildred Ethel MORDEN passed away quietly on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Beattie Haven Retirement Community in Wardsville, Ontario, at the age of 90. Predeceased by beloved husband Bruce and sadly missed by sister Margaret SPRACKLIN and niece Elizabeth and husband Jeffrey GANDZ of London, nephews Robert SPRACKLIN and family of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and John FRANCIS and family of Tobermory. Survived by son Bill MORDEN and family of Oakville, and daughter Dayle SHARPE of Toronto. Sincere appreciation to everyone at Beattie Haven Retirement Community for their loving care. In lieu of a service, donations can be directed to the Beattie Haven Retirement Community, Wardsville, Ontario, N0L 2N0.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
SOARES, Derrick Anthony
Suddenly on Thursday, March 17, 2005, age 63. Devoted and beloved husband of Leteria for 37 years. Loving Daddy of Denise, Michelle and Brigitte. Adored Grampy of Jerome, Kareen and Tremayne SOARES, Isaiah and Imani RITCHIE. Cherished brother of Norma FRANCIS of Ajax, Ronald SOARES, Michael SOARES, Lorren SOARES and Marva RICKETTS, all of New York, and Joan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Jamaica. Derrick will be fondly remembered by his nephews, nieces, Friends and extended family in Canada, U.S., England, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Friday, March 25, 2005 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 1401 Guelph Line (at Palmer Drive), Burlington on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens. If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
GODDARD, K. Judith (née WHALEN)
Quietly on March 29, 2005, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. She was 79. Judy was married for 50 years to the late Paul GODDARD, with whom she enjoyed camping, canoeing, skiing, sailing, and cycling. They raised seven children: Suzanne COOK (David,) John, Sylvia CASHMORE (Jim), Eric (Anne FRANCIS), Ted (Tracy FADDEN), Mary REEVE, and Marjorie WINGROVE (Felix BROWN.) She worked as a medical secretary for Ralph HULL for 17 years. Judy was also blessed with eleven grandchildren: Joey Lynne, Steve, Marlie, Jay, Tamara, Erin, Julie, Jessica, Matthew, Diane, and Reilly. Judy enjoyed the companionship of Don SHEPPARD in her final years, travelling and socializing with a wide circle of Friends. She said a special goodbye to 85 Friends and family members by hosting lunch at a Stoney Lake resort last November, six months after her cancer diagnosis. Dozens of loved ones also came together to care for her at home for most of her final two months. Judy was a loyal friend with a great gift for listening empathetically. She always amazed us with her energy and gentle strength. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock Street on Friday, April 1 at 10: 30 a.m., the Reverend Gordon H. FINNEY officiating. In memory of Judy, donations to Saint John's Anglican Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
FRANCIS, Leonard James (aka "Bambi")
It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Leonard, on April 7, 2005, in his 65th year. He leaves his wife Anne and children Clifton and Desmond. He was also the proud father of Delores, Anthony and Sally-Ann. Loving grandfather of twelve and great-grandfather of one. Also lovingly remembered by three brothers and six sisters. "Bambi" is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. The family will receive Friends at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1535 South Gateway Rd., 905-602-1580) on Friday, April 15th, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Parish (5440 Durie Road, Streetsville) on Saturday, April 16th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
McGHEE, Norman Anthony, Jr.
Suddenly in Mississauga on Saturday, April 9th, 2005, at the age of 43 years, Norman McGHEE Jr. of Toronto and Southampton, beloved fiancé of Avelina ACOSTA of Toronto, cherished son of Norm and Theresa McGHEE, brother of Liz and Leo CAMPBELL, all of Port Elgin, Mike and Shanni of Bellingham, Washington, and Doug and Melanie of Bolton. He is survived by his nieces and nephews Daniel, Dylan, Michaela, Savannah, Aubrey, Declan, Joshua and Kathleen. Predeceased by his sister Kathleen in 1986. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Elgin on Saturday morning, April 16th at 11 a.m., with Father Mike FRANCIS as celebrant. Parish Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Friday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Southampton. Memorial contributions to the Dr. Simone Canadian Food for Children or to the David Suzuki Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Following the interment, a reception with the family will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 340, Port Elgin. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
FRANCIS, Ruth Leota
Peacefully at home, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, Ruth Leota FRANCIS, in her 77th year. Ruth leaves behind Phyllis, Larry, Jim and Dianne and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, and Puffy. Services will be held Monday, April 18, 2005, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 1895 Main St. West, Hamilton (905-528-1128). Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may sign Ruth's Book of Condolence at www.dbrobinson.com.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
FRANCIS, Doris Olwen
Peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2005 at Belmont House. Doris, dear cousin of Norah MARTIN, loving aunt to Shelley Francis GORHAM, Genie Francis FRAKES, Ivor FRANCIS and Kenneth FRANCIS. She will be remembered by many great-nieces, nephews and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for one hour prior to the service in the Chapel on Tuesday, May 3 at 9: 00 a.m. If desired, donations to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto M5R 1R1 would be appreciated.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
FRANCIS, John
Passed away peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital, on May 4, 2005, in his 93rd year. Will be sadly missed by his wife Jean, and granddaughter Terri. Graveside Service at Pine Hills Cemetery (625 Birchmount Rd., north of St. Clair), will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. Funeral Services entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (275 Lesmill Rd., 416-441-1580).

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-30 published
LANGER, Harvey
On Saturday, May 28th, 2005 at Baycrest Centre. Harvey LANGER, beloved husband of the late Anna LANGER. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bernie and Ryna, Michael and the late Pearl, and the late Morris and Rose, Gordon and Shirley LANGER, and Jeanne and Frank REINGOLD. The LANGER family acknowledges the excellent care Harvey received at Baycrest Terrace and Hospital, and our special thanks to Dorothy FRANCIS and Caroline KEARNEY who cared for him during his last year. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, May 30th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva Monday only at 180 Gordon Rd., evening service at 8: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Harvey Langer Fund c/o Baycrest Foundation at 416-785-2500 ext. 8.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
JOHNSTON, Ellen (née McMANUS)
Passed away peacefully at Rouge Valley, Centenary on June 4, 2005. Ellen, loving wife of the late George JOHNSTON. Dear mother of Eleanor (Garry) FRANCIS, George (Edwina), Sheila (Martin) TURNER. Sister of Mary HASSE. Loving Grandma of Laurie, Brian, Suzanne, Kevin, Paul, Trevor, Andrea, Bradley, Jennifer and nine great-grandchildren. At Ellen's request, cremation has already taken place. A private family celebration of Ellen's life will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-281-6800.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
RATHGEB, Charles Irwin (1921-2005)
Businessman - Sportsman Charles (Chuck) Irwin RATHGEB passed away peacefully at home in Toronto on June 24, 2005 at the age of 83. Chuck is survived by his loving wife and friend of 58 years, Rosemary CLARKE, originally of Montreal and nephew Thomas SCEATS, his wife Fabienne and nieces Charlotte and Martha. Loving thanks for continuing care to the house staff Tony, Gloria, Teresa and to Al and Sarah of the Bahamas. Special thanks to Dr. UNG of the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and to Dr. Robert FRANCIS of Medcan. The Toronto Community Care Access Centre's palliative team headed by Dr. Russell GOLDMAN are to be commended for their loving care and support, as are his health care givers - Trudy, Joyce, Linda, Nellie, Valerio, George and Ken. Chuck RATHGEB was born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Moving to Toronto at an early age, he was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto (Zeta Psi). After leaving Upper Canada, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (13755) serving in Western Canada. Transferring to the Royal Canadian Navy he was a decorated officer, serving in the North Atlantic, Norwegian Sea, the Bay of Biscay and the invasion of Europe. Following the war, Chuck joined his father as proprietor of Comstock International Ltd. for over forty years in the field of mechanical and electrical construction with major undertakings across Canada, the United States and around the globe. He was a director of many major corporations both here and abroad and was associated closely with various charitable organizations. Chuck's big avocation was sports. He was at various times a Canadian member of the Commonwealth Cricket Team, a mountain climber (Canadian Rockies and Alps), a big game hunter (earning the Explorers' Club 'gold bracelet for big six' animals), member of the Canadian Marlin and Tuna Teams, 'Offshore' Power Boat Racer (Miami-Nassau, London-Monte Carlo), Cresta Rider and World Cup Bobsledder, as Manager of The Gold Medal Canadian Olympic Bob-Sled Team, Innsbruck, Austria - 1964. For many years, he ran the Comstock Ford Auto Racing Team, competing on major tracks in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and major rallies in Canada, Asia and Europe. He also found time to run a small but successful thoroughbred horse-racing stable. In the air, Chuck was an accomplished gas and hot air balloonist (Trans Canada, Trans Alpine), a glider pilot and a jet pilot, setting a World record Atlantic crossing in a Canadian CL41 jet. But the sport he enjoyed most was golf! In a different vein, he produced a Broadway play 'Staircase', a major film 'Fahrenheit 451' and he also did a brief, if memorable stint, as a rock promoter, staging a 'Doors' concert. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The funeral will take place at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West at one o'clock on Wednesday, June 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Providence Healthcare Foundation, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M1L 1W1 or to the charity of your choice.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-29 published
HOLBROOKE, Irene Louise
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Sunday, June 26th, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved mother of Beverley FRANCIS, Anthony HOLBROOKE, Joan and Norman ANGELL, Errol HOLBROOKE, Tyrone HOLBROOKE, and Elaine and Paul BERRY. Fondly remembered by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Friday from 3-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 21 Leith Hill Rd., (Don Mills, north of Sheppard) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
FRANCIS, David
Peacefully after a short illness at the Markham-Stouffville Hospital on July 31, 2005, in his 68th year. David has gone to be with his Lord. Beloved husband of Irene and predeceased by his first wife Vera (2000). Dear father of Paul (Kelly) of Pefferlaw, Mark (Teena) of Phelpston, and step-father of Kimberly and Kent (Sandra). Proud grandfather of Kyle, Krista and Emma. Survived by his brothers and sisters George, Marj, Jim, Don, Eva and predeceased by Chuck, Wally and Doreen. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 12 noon. Visiting one hour before. Interment Stouffville Cemetery. In David's memory, donations may be made to Vivian Baptist Church Building Fund or Day Star Native Outreach P.O. Box 193, Manitowaning P0P 1N0.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
FRANCIS, Donna Ruth Ramage
Donna was born in Sterling, Illinois, on August 17, 1959 and passed away at the age of 46, in Brampton, Ontario on October 30, 2005. Daughter of Darlene and the late Leslie RAMAGE. Beloved wife of Keith FRANCIS. Loving mother of Mathew, Emily, and Toby JOHNSON, and step-mother of Michael and Peter FRANCIS. Proud grandmother of Dakota JOHNSON and baby Schindel. Predeceased by her brother and niece. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her step-father, sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Donna was a member of the Yorktown Church of Christ, Yorktown, Illinois. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by Service in the Ward Chapel at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at Oakknoll Memorial Park, Sterling, Illinois, U.S.A. Donations may be made to The Church Food Bank at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Brampton or the Yorktown Church of Christ in Yorktown, Illinois.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
FRANCIS, Rosetta M.
Went to meet her Lord, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at the age of 78 years. She was a cherished sister of Burchell (Molly), and was predeceased by sister Joyce Cora and brother Gordon (Lily). She was the loving aunt of Robert, Anne, Ronald, Harriet, Wesley, Keith, Johnny, Donna, Jennifer, Rosalita, and Andrew. "Aunt Rosie" will be greatly missed by her many great-nieces, nephews, other family members and Friends. Visitation will be held at Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), on Wednesday, November 9 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 363 Main Street, Toronto (north of Danforth Ave.) Burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 2700 Kingston Rd. (west of Brimley Rd.)

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
MOLLON, Frank
(Retired 43 year employee of Eaton's; long-time foster parent with Scarborough Children's Aid; member of Orange Young Britons)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday, November 20, 2005, in his 78th year. Loving husband for 55 years of May (née FRANCIS.) Dear father of Diana (Frank, 2002,) Darlene (Bill,) and Larry. Devoted Papa of Jennifer and Shawn. Loving brother of Ruth (Fred, 2002) and Melba (Al), and missed by nieces Melba and Claire-Marie and their families. Cremation will be followed by an informal gathering at the Newcastle Funeral Home, 386 Mill St. S. (exit 440, just north of 401 at the lights - 1-877-987-3964) on Friday, November 25, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by his family. (Expressions of sympathy may be made on-line through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com)

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

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
FRANCIS, George Stanislaus
Passed away peacefully on December 24th, 2005. George, loving husband of Claudette (SWAN.) Dear father of Pamela, Celeste, and Anthony. Survived by his siblings, Lorna (known as) Sr. Ambrose, O. Carm., William and Joyce. George will be sadly missed by all of his in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at The Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. (one block west of Kingston Rd., West Hill), 416-281-6800, on Friday, December 30 from 5-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church (142 Markham Rd.) on Saturday, December 31st at 10 a.m. Interment, Christ The King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Ave. E., Markham.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-30 published
FRANCIS, Jegarajah Chellappu
Peacefully reached Eternity, surrounded by his wife and children, on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 in Toronto, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of 46 years to Chandra. Loving father of Vinotha and her husband Manoharan ALEXANDER, Naveen and his wife Michelle, Visi and his wife Shivani, and Nalina and her husband Lesley EMMANUEL. Dear grandfather of Dhiviya, Akhshaya, Veenah, Teehran, Kaniyaa, Ahash, Ashwin and Nilan. Cherished brother of Jothimathy and her late husband Phillip ARULNAYAGAM. Jegarajah will be sadly missed by all of his other family members and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. For funeral service information, please contact the Ogden Funeral Home, 416-293-5211. Cremation.

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