FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
FREEDMAN, Bernard
On Monday February 28, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Bernard FREEDMAN, "the eternal optimist" was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. Bernard was actively involved in Jewish and non-Jewish affairs both in Saint John and Toronto. Beloved husband of Natalie. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael FREEDMAN and Tracy BERMAN, Richard FREEDMAN and Ellen BUCKSTEIN of Israel, and Cheryl and Bruce LEON of Chicago. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dr. Lewis and Ita FREEDMAN of New Brunswick, Marsha and Jerry KOVEN of New Brunswick, and Edyth and Dr. Barry STEINBERG of Massachusetts. Devoted grandfather of Daniel, Zoey, Carlee, Judah, Joey, Rachel, Ilana, Raina, Liat, and Yael. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday March 2, 2005 at 2: 30 pm. Interment Beth Shalom Synagogue Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 327 Hidden Trail. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund (416) 638-7200.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-14 published
ROSENBAUM, Betty
On Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Betty ROSENBAUM, beloved wife of the late Albert ROSENBAUM. Loving mother and mother- in-law of Bernard and Monica, and Elaine and Harvey POLITSKY. Dear sister of Ray FURLET and the late Morris FURLET, Samuel, Al, and Sol POZNER. Devoted grandmother of David ROSE, Stephen POLITSKY and Elyse FREEDMAN, and Jeffrey and Kim POLITSKY, great-grandmother of Madison, Alan, Caleb, and Hannah. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Emanu El Section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 640 Sheppard Avenue East #1601, following the service and on Sunday only. If desired, donations may be made to the Betty Rosenbaum Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780- 0324.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-31 published
HUPPERT, Lidia
On Monday, August 29, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site. Beloved wife of the late Aron. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rikki BLITT, Fay and Morris FREEDMAN. Devoted grandmother of Natalie and Josh, Jessica and Zane, David, Michael, and Lauren. Devoted great-grandmother of Jonah, and Micah. A graveside service will be held at Warshover Lodger Section of of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 12: 00 noon. Shiva 60 Charleswood Drive. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Behavioural Neurology Program at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care 416-785-2500.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-17 published
FREEDMAN, Harry, O.C.
(Canadian Composer)
On Friday, September 16, 2005, at the age of 83. Will be greatly missed by his loving wife Mary MORRISON, daughters Karen (Kim,) Cyndie and husband Moe, Lori and partner Marie, grandchildren Melanie, Caitlin, Megan, Hanna and Zach and great-granddaughter Katya. Survived by brother Doc and his family, sister Dorothy and her family, and sister-in-law Kathleen and her family. Private cremation. Visitation will be at the Humphrey-Miles Funeral Home & Chapel (1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto) on Friday, September 23, 2005 from 1-3 p.m. followed by a tribute to Honour and Celebrate Harry's life at 3: 00 p.m. in the Chapel. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful, caring staff at Sunnybrook and the many Friends and family members who have been so supportive. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Toronto- Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre (2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto M4N 3M5) or a charity of your choice.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-19 published
Canadian composer penned 200 works
By Robert EVERETT- GREEN, Monday, September 19, 2005, Page S10
Composer Harry FREEDMAN, a major figure in Canadian music for the past four decades, died in a Toronto hospital on Friday of prostate cancer. He was 83.
Mr. FREEDMAN's rugged and expressive music has been performed by every major Canadian orchestra, as well as choirs, chamber ensembles, soloists and dance companies, including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He also wrote incidental stage music for the Stratford Festival and several film scores, some of which featured the voice of his wife, soprano Mary MORRISON.
He had a strong feeling for Canada and its potential, and for the romance and beauty of its natural environment. Keewaydin, one of his most popular pieces, is a choral incantation of Ojibwa place names that ends with the cry of a loon.
Mr. FREEDMAN was born in Poland in 1922, but grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta., and Winnipeg, where he studied visual art and became a fan of big-band jazz. Both jazz and painting left a lasting impression on his art as a musician. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War, he studied composition with John Weinzweig and took summer classes with Aaron Copland and Olivier Messiaen.
Mr. FREEDMAN's musical career began as a performer in dance bands, and he said that the first composer to arouse his interest in orchestration was Benny Goodman. He played English horn and oboe in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, before leaving the orchestra to become a full-time composer in 1971.
He left some 200 compositions, and worked almost to the end. Manipulating Mario, one of his last completed scores, will be performed for the first time by Esprit Orchestra in Toronto on October 27.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
Harry FREEDMAN, Musician: (1922-2005)
Composer who loved to mix his medias first learned about performance as a clarinetist in dance bands, wrote for radio and television, and eschewed academia to make a living by writing modern Canadian concert music
By Robert EVERETT- GREEN, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, Page S9
Harry FREEDMAN was a composer who looked at paintings and saw a symphony, and who listened to jazz and heard things too good to be exiled from places where classical music was played. He had a gift for translation, not from one language to another but between media of expression.
Mr. FREEDMAN was a key figure in Canadian music for most of his long career. He was an acclaimed composer of concert works who affected the lives of many who never heard his name, through his scores for film and television.
The best of his 200-odd works display a talent for conveying the mood he found in a landscape, the kinetic immediacy of a tropical dance, or the inward turmoil of a character he knew only from an outline for a ballet. He listened widely to the music of his time and it showed, not through outright imitation but through a hard and skillful assimilation of disparate things into a personal style of writing.
Mr. FREEDMAN had the large presence and easy laugh of a man who was confident of his abilities and aware of his personal charm. He was the kind of man who went at life with both hands, seizing what he needed and letting the rest go, without much regard for what someone else may have thought was more important.
"Harry went his own way," said flutist Robert AITKEN, who premiered several of Mr. FREEDMAN's pieces and played in the Lyric Arts Trio with Mr. FREEDMAN's wife, the soprano Mary MORRISON. "He was an individualistic guy, and composing was No. 1 in his life."
Mr. FREEDMAN was lucky to come into his maturity at a time when Canadians were becoming more aware of themselves and their cultural achievements. Rose Latulippe, the full-length ballet (with choreographer Brian Macdonald, a frequent collaborator) that first established his reputation at a truly national level, was commissioned for Expo 67 and became the first colour arts special broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television.
He was lucky also to have a view of the musician's life and role that was unlike that of most of his peers. He first learned about performance as a clarinetist in dance bands, absorbed many lessons about concision and drama from writing for radio and television, and never took an academic job.
Mr. FREEDMAN was born in Poland in 1922, but immigrated with his family to Medicine Hat, Alberta., when he was three. In later life he vividly recalled seeing native trappers come to his father's shop to sell their furs -- an experience that guided an interest in native culture.
In 1931 the family moved to Winnipeg, where Mr. FREEDMAN's strong-willed, arts-loving mother enrolled him in art classes. Soon, he was imagining paintings that might express the experience of hearing music.
He started clarinet at 18 and discovered jazz through Benny Goodman's recordings, which he wore out trying to uncover the secrets of how Goodman voiced his saxophones. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, toured with the force's Silver Band, and began to get a larger sense of the land whose awesome breadth and isolation he would eventually try to represent in music.
Like thousands of ex-servicemen, Mr. FREEDMAN came back to civilian life in a rush, taking up oboe, piano and composition lessons simultaneously at the Toronto Conservatory of Music. His first compositions showed the influence of his teacher, John WEINZWEIG, though Mr. FREEDMAN never let anyone else's music turn his head for long. He got a job, which he kept till 1971, playing English horn in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
"Harry was a pro," said Mr. WEINZWEIG, with whom Mr. FREEDMAN and several others founded the League of Canadian Composers in 1951. "He knew the orchestra from the inside out, being a fine performer himself."
Mr. WEINZWEIG introduced his pupil to the practice of building compositions by manipulating a row of all 12 chromatic tones in a given order -- still a novel practice in Canada at the time. With the exception of a string of works in the fifties, the row was part of Mr. FREEDMAN's art till the end of his life. He often used palindromes and numeric sequences as structural pillars, even in apparently episodic works.
But Mr. FREEDMAN was completely uninterested in "number music." He usually began working on a piece by making a prose sketch of how the piece might achieve the kind of feeling and effect that he wanted. Only after this script was established did he begin to think about notes.
"The most important part of composing is deciding what the piece is about -- what's the mood, texture, orchestration, movement," he said. "The notes are the least important thing."
Following his 1951 marriage to Mary MORRISON (with whom he had three children,) Mr. FREEDMAN began exploring ways to increase the dramatic effect of his music, and to take advantage of the freedom inherent in jazz. He spent much of the decade working in television and film, learning how to register dramatic changes of mood and atmosphere within a phrase or two, without necessarily sacrificing the degree of musical complexity he found interesting.
"One of the best things Aaron Copland said to our group in Tanglewood [where Mr. FREEDMAN studied during the summer of 1949] was that music should be as simple as possible, but no simpler," he said. It was a creed that worked for his most involved orchestral compositions and for the many pieces he wrote for children.
In 1958, he wrote Images, a set of three pieces intended to serve as abstract evocations of particular paintings, including canvases by Lawren Harris and Jean-Paul Riopelle. It was a reversal of his art-school ambition, and became one of his most popular pieces.
Mr. FREEDMAN wrote music for all kinds of players and purposes. He had a particular knack for writing for woodwinds, and in later years became keenly interested in textures achieved by building up great masses of tones -- "skyscraper chords," as music analyst Gail Dixon put it in her 2004 monograph, The Music of Harry FREEDMAN.
He was a skillful orchestrator, who keep his mind open to new sounds, frequently from familiar sources. His orchestra often came with a battery of percussion, used to find new combinations of timbres to sustain his driving rhythms. He was fond of using the voice for its purely musical qualities, a project made easier by his marriage to a first-class soprano. He explored electronic sounds and tape when the means for doing so were still relatively crude.
By the early 1970s, he was able to support himself entirely through composition, and quit the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In some years, his royalties from radio alone topped $25,000. One of his landmark pieces from those years was Celebration, a superb concerto for baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan in which Mr. FREEDMAN finally solved the puzzle of how to unite the freedom of jazz and the rigours of classical composition as equal partners.
He continued to flower artistically during the eighties, writing one of his most popular pieces, Oiseaux exotiques, for the National Ballet of Canada in 1984. He also underwent a painful period of psychoanalysis, and chafed at the retreat of governments at all levels from the kind of cultural patronage that seemed normal in the sixties and seventies.
He felt himself being pushed to the sidelines by an increasing emphasis on young composers, at the expense of those of his generation. He despised the way music had crept into department stores, dentists' offices and many other public spaces, saying that ubiquity dulled the ear.
His last decade was marked by continued successes, including a 1997 choral work, Borealis, that won praise internationally, and Valleys, a large-scale 2002 composition that Ken Winters, writing in The Globe and Mail, described as "captivating." But Mr. FREEDMAN could be cantankerous when asserting his place on the Canadian cultural scene, or defending against what he regarded as slights to his achievement. He had spirit, and sometimes it was fighting spirit.
A few days before he died, I spoke to Mr. FREEDMAN by telephone, and told him I had always admired his tenacity and drive. His normally robust voice, reduced to a frail shadow of itself, replied: "If you haven't got that, what have you got?"
Harry FREEDMAN was born on April 5, 1922, in Lodz, Poland. He died September 16, 2005, in Toronto, of prostate cancer.
He was 83. He is survived by his wife, Mary MORRISON, and daughters, Karen (Kim), Cyndie, and Lori. He also leaves his brother Doc and sister Dorothy.
A tribute to Harry FREEDMAN will be held at Humphrey-Miles Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Ave., Toronto, at 3 p.m. on Friday.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-19 published
KRAY, William
On Monday, October 17, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Will KRAY, beloved husband for 58 years of Hilda. Loving father of Jerry. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty FREEDMAN, Louis KRAKOVSKY and the late Albert KRAKOVSKY, Max CARSON, and Morris CARSON. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, October 20 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the William KRAY Memorial fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
FROMOWITZ, Katie
In loving memory of Katie (Kay) FROMOWITZ on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Abe (Abba) FROMOWITZ. Dearest mother of Toby and Marvin MASKOWITZ, Michael and Marli FROMOWITZ, and Marilyn and the late Larry FROMOWITZ. Beloved sister of Bess GODFREY, Marge FOX, Fay MORRIS and the late Gerty FREEDMAN and Pearl MAISTER. Devoted and adored grandmother of Martin and Ziva MASKOWITZ, Debra and Len LIBMAN, Alyssa and Shaul ZOBARY, Brian MOSS, Ian and Randy, Tracy, Rebecca, Jesse, and Elliot FROMOWITZ, and beloved great-grandmother to Maital, Lee-at and Avi-ad MASKOWITZ, Zachary, Erez and Gili ZOBARY, Adeana and Jake LIBMAN, and Jake FROMOWITZ. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 42 Bridewell Crescent, Richmond Hill. Donations will be made to Israel through the Katie Fromowitz Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
WOLFMAN, Max
On Sunday, March 13, 2005 surrounded by his devoted family. Loving husband of Betty. Beloved father of Marnie COHEN, Michael and Wendy, Brian, Eric and Adrienne. Devoted brother and brother-in-law of Lily and Saul STEINFELD, Morrie and Pauline, Jean and the late Irving Wolfman, Yetta Berman, and the late Abe BERMAN, and the late Rae and Joe FREEDMAN. Adored grandfather of Tara, Mandy, Asia, Alexandra, and Jacob. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W. (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, March 15 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment The Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva visits will be held from 1: 00 p.m. daily and evening services at 6:15 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875 or The Herbie Fund c/o Hospital for Sick Children, 416-813-7234.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
DELCOL, Maria (née MASCHERIN) (August 12, 1913-February 16, 2005)
Survived by Neli and Don DAVIES, Melanie, André, Melinda and Aleisha MICHAEL; Cassandra, Rob, Quinn and Owen Davies INGRAM Vanessa DAVIES and Corey FREEDMAN. Memorial Mass and reception at St. Gabriel's Parish, 650 Sheppard Ave. East on Friday, May 20th at 9: 00 a.m.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-14 published
ROSENBAUM, Betty
On Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Betty ROSENBAUM, beloved wife of the late Albert ROSENBAUM. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bernard and Monica, and Elaine and Harvey POLITSKY. Dear sister of Ray FURLET and the late Morris FURLET, Samuel, Al, and Sol POZNER. Devoted grandmother of David ROSE, Stephen POLITSKY and Elyse FREEDMAN, and Jeffrey and Kim POLITSKY, great-grandmother of Madison, Alan, Caleb, and Hannah. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Emanu El section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 640 Sheppard Avenue East No. 1601, following the service and on Sunday only. If desired, donations may be made to the Betty Rosenbaum Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780- 0324.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
Canadian composer FREEDMAN dies at 83
By Peter GODDARD, Visual Arts Critic, Page A18
Harry FREEDMAN, one of Canada's most prolific composers with nearly 200 works to his credit, died yesterday from cancer. He was 83.
FREEDMAN's scores included three symphonies and nine ballets.
Tireless and passionate, he leaves behind two new works.
His family immigrated to Medicine Hat, Alberta., from Poland when FREEDMAN, born Henryk FRYDMANN, was 3.
He served four years with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2 and in 1946 was hired as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's English horn player.
He left in 1970 to compose full-time.
FREEDMAN wed classical soprano Mary MORRISON in 1951 and the pair became Canadian classical music's glamour couple.
He is survived by his wife and three daughters (Lori FREEDMAN is a professional bass clarinet player), five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-18 published
FREEDMAN, Harry, O.C.
(Canadian Composer) On Friday, September 16, 2005, at the age of 83. Will be greatly missed by his loving wife Mary MORRISON, daughters Karen (Kim), Cyndie and husband Moe, Lori and partner Marie, grandchildren Melanie, Caitlin, Megan, Hanna and Zach and great-granddaughter Katya. Survived by brother Doc and his family, sister Dorothy and her family, and sister-in-law Kathleen and her family. Private cremation. Visitation will be at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) on Friday, September 23, 2005 from 1-3 p.m., followed by a tribute to Honour and Celebrate Harry's life at 3: 00 p.m. in the Chapel. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caring staff at Sunnybrook and the many Friends and family members who have been so supportive. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre (2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto M4N 3M5) or a charity of your choice.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
KRAY, William
On Monday, October 17, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Will KRAY, beloved husband for 58 years of Hilda. Loving father of Jerry. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty FREEDMAN, Louis KRAKOVSKY and the late Albert KRAKOVSKY, Max CARSON, and Morris CARSON. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, October 20 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the William Kray Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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FREEDOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-10 published
FREEDOM, Robert M., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., O.Ont.
The aroma from his cigar is no longer present in Port George, Nova Scotia. Dr. Robert Mark FREEDOM, born February 27, 1941 died in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 7, 2005.
Bob was born in Baltimore, Maryland; he and his late identical twin brother Gary were raised in Southern California. He received his medical degree from University of California at Los Angeles with highest honours, and then took his training in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at the Children's Hospital and Harvard medical school with highest honours at both. His initial staff position was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1972 to 1974. Bob then joined his mentor, Dr. Dick ROWE and the staff of the Division of Cardiology of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1974. He remained on staff until his retirement at the end of 2001 due to declining health. He was Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children from 1985 to 2000, and was Professor of Paediatrics, Pathology, and Medical Imaging in the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
Bob was the author of over 400 medical papers, 125 book chapters, and eight textbooks, all on aspects of children's heart disease. He was internationally recognized for his outstanding clinical skills, training of academic cardiologists from around the world and as a prolific author of original clinical research and textbooks. Several of his textbooks are considered classics in the field. Over his career, Bob won many awards, including the prestigious Council Award of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and was named to the Order of Ontario in 2001. He was immensely proud that a professional chair, the Heart and Stroke-Robert M. Freedom Chair in Paediatric Cardiovascular Science, was endowed in his name at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto.
He travelled all over the globe as a visiting professor - indeed as an ambassador for the Hospital for Sick Children, an institution he dearly loved and respected. Although an American by birth, he was immensely proud of becoming a Canadian. Predeceased by his brother, Gary, with whom he was so very close, he leaves his dear wife Penny and son Jonathan.
In a predictable manner, Bob's final words were to console his family asking, 'Are you okay?' As an eminent teacher and world renowned physician Bob FREEDOM touched the lives of so many cardiologists, physicians, fellows, medical students, Friends, and the lives of many thousands of sick children.
He was recently inducted into the Cardiology in the Young Paediatric Cardiology Hall of Fame, where Bob was titled 'Mr. Paediatric Cardiology'. Bob's passing is a great loss to medicine in Canada, his profession, his Friends and family. Mr. Paediatric Cardiology will not be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Division of Cardiology's Clinical Research Fund at the Hospital for Sick Children 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8.

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FREEDOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-19 published
Robert FREEDOM, Surgeon 1941-2005
The director of cardiology at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children was a widely respected surgeon who wrote hefty textbooks and played a key role in the royal commission that investigated the mystery deaths of 36 baby patients
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, May 19, 2005, Page S11
Halifax -- Known by his peers as "Mr. Pediatric Cardiology," Robert FREEDOM was widely respected for his clinical skills and for his training of cardiologists from around the world, and as a prolific author of clinical research and textbooks, several of which are considered classics in the field. Less happily, he figured large in a sensational 1981 murder probe and a subsequent royal commission that investigated the deaths of more than 30 babies at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children
It wasn't uncommon to find the head of cardiology at Sick Kids hunched over his desk in the early morning hours writing. Over his career, Dr. FREEDOM wrote more than 400 medical papers, 125 book chapters, and eight textbooks, including the formidably large Atlas of Congenital Heart Disease and the Natural and Modified History of Congenital Heart Disease. Published in 2003, it was the last of his textbooks.
Robert Mark FREEDOM was a native of Maryland, where he and his twin brother, Gary, experienced a disruptive childhood. Shortly after they were born, their parents divorced and they had virtually no contact with their father, a neurologist and an eighth-generation physician. When they were still young, they moved to Southern California and were soon placed together in boarding schools and residential homes. The brothers remained close throughout their lives.
Robert studied medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles; Gary went on to earn a PhD in geography. Initially focused on neurosurgery, Dr. FREEDOM soon found a new interest. At medical school, he was asked to perform four autopsies on babies or children with congenital cardiac disease; from that experience, he decided to pursue a new path in medicine.
After finishing medical school, he was accepted for an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston. While there, he also studied pediatric cardiology. In 1972, he was recruited by Richard ROWE, then director of pediatric cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, to become the director of the diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory and assistant professor of pediatrics. When Dr. ROWE, who had become his mentor, was recruited to take over as director of cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in 1973, he asked Dr. FREEDOM to join him in Toronto.
Dr. FREEDOM moved to Canada in the summer of 1974 and spent the rest of his career there, dedicating himself to the hospital and the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto. But the next decade did not unfold so smoothly, and there were times when he must have questioned his choice of careers, or at least hospitals.
On March 25, 1981, police accused Sick Kids nurse Susan NELLES of murdering baby Justin COOK. Two days later, she was charged with murdering three other infants. More than a year later, in May of 1982, Ms. NELLES was discharged at a preliminary hearing. A royal commission headed by Mr. Justice Samuel GRANGE of the Supreme Court of Ontario then examined the circumstances surrounding Ms. NELLES's arrest and prosecution.
The commission also tried to reconstruct events at the hospital from June 30, 1980, to March 22, 1981, to determine whether the babies died of heart defects or were murdered by overdoses of the heart drug digoxin. All told, the commission investigated 36 deaths.
In September of 1983, Dr. FREEDOM testified before the commission that he had told several of his relatives that "someone is killing our babies" after he learned that large amounts of digoxin had been found in a baby who died in March of 1981. Days later, he repeated the comment to Metro Toronto Police Staff-Sergeant Anthony WARR. He said he was convinced that something malevolent had transpired at the hospital after three babies died with high levels of the heart drug in their bodies.
"I believe I made the comment to my wife or my brother-in-law and his wife late on the Saturday night [March 21] after I heard of the digoxin readings on [infant] Allana MILLER," Dr. FREEDOM said. "The digoxin levels in the baby had been low [in the afternoon] and then they were sky-high. I thought something malicious was going on."
Dr. FREEDOM testified that when he learned of the high readings on the night of March 21, he thought, "My God, how can she go from a very low level to a very high level?... I wonder if it's murder?"
The commission also heard that he was so alarmed about the deaths that he told another doctor during a catherization on Justin COOK: "If this baby dies, we have a murderer on our hands."
Judge GRANGER later heard that Dr. FREEDOM had provided a vital link in the murder investigation when he told a homicide detective that problems with an intravenous line could have resulted in a digoxin overdose slowly infusing into the baby's body over several hours, making it possible for Ms. NELLES to have given the drug to the infant before she went off duty on the evening before the infant died.
At the preliminary hearing, Ms. NELLES was cleared of all charges after the judge found insufficient evidence to send the case to trial.
In 1986, Dr. FREEDOM succeeded his mentor as director of cardiology at Sick Kids, a post he held until the fall of 2000, when he stepped down because of failing health.
"We're one of the largest and best-known divisions of pediatric cardiology in the world," said Lee BENSON, a long-time colleague.
A big burly man, Dr. FREEDOM demanded high standards not only from himself but from everyone around him, and he could be intimidating. During his teaching rounds, medical students were known to tremble with fright. But, as a professor, he won his fair share of awards. He also helped in developing a three-year, sub-specialty training program in pediatric cardiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. FREEDOM was known among colleagues for his encyclopedic memory. If another doctor so much as mentioned a study in an obscure publication, he was able to recall not only details but authors and publication date, said his friend and colleague Shi-Joon YOO.
His patients loved him. "The parents worshipped the ground he walked on," said Dr. BENSON, adding that years later he remembered their names. Obsessive about his work, he spent all hours of the day and night in the hospital. "He lived at Sick Kids," said his wife, Penny, whom he met in the late 1980s after a couple of failed marriages.
Despite suffering from diabetes, Dr. FREEDOM didn't take care of his own health. He enjoyed Scotch, smoking cigars and eating whatever he desired. "Bob did things his way," Dr. BENSON said.
Not one to usually take vacations, he changed his mind after a trip to Granville Ferry in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Located on the Annapolis River, he fell in love with the place and would spend a month there each year until he retired.
Dr. FREEDOM received several awards, including the Council Award of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, presented to Ontario physicians who are judged to have been closest to meeting society's vision of an "ideal" physician. In 2000, he was named to the Order of Ontario.
Robert FREEDOM was born on February 27, 1941, in Baltimore. He died on May 7, 2005, in Halifax of renal failure as a result of diabetes. He was 64. He leaves his wife Penny and stepson Jonathan.

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FREEDOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-21 published
I Remember -- Robert FREEDOM
By Margot McINTYRE, Saturday, May 21, 2005, Page S9
St. Catharines, Ontario -- Margot McINTYRE of St. Catharines, Ontario, writes about Robert FREEDOM, whose obituary ran on May On a bitterly cold day in February, 1979, my husband and I drove from St. Catharines, Ontario, to the Hospital for Sick Children with Jane, our critically ill five-week-old daughter. Jane spent the next week in the hospital under the care of Dr. FREEDOM. He was a man of utmost professionalism combined with a truly caring heart. He telephoned me several times after we returned home, just to make sure that everything was all right and that I was comfortable administering three different medications to Jane daily. Twice a year for several years, we took Jane to see Dr. FREEDOM. After that, she saw him annually until she turned 18. No matter how busy he was, no matter how many people were waiting to see him, he never rushed his assessments. He kept every Christmas card Jane ever sent him. He always greeted us as if we were the best of Friends and, despite the fact that we haven't seen him for many years now, we truly have lost a friend.

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FREEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-10 published
JONES, Edna May (KELLESTINE)
Peacefully, at the Dearness Home, on Thursday, June 9, 2005. Edna May JONES (KELLESTINE) in her 88th year. Wife of the late John H. JONES (1968.) Beloved mother of Bob (Freda) KELLESTINE, of Aylmer. Lovingly remembered by Raymond JONES, Donna (Ron) McLENNAN, Shirley (Bob) FREEL, Doug (Hazel) JONES, Allan (Cathie) JONES, and their families. Dear friend of Dave and Pat ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and their family. Also survived by 1 brother and 3 sisters. Predeceased by her parents, 5 brothers and 1 sister. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Saturday, June 11, 2005, from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service will follow in the Evans Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. with Gerry CARPENTER officiating. Interment later in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the C.N.I.B. 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. JONES.

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FREEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-04 published
WEBB, Rose Ethel
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, October 2, 2005. in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilf WEBB (2002.) Loving mother of Susan KERNEY and her husband Peter of Toronto, William FREEL, Barbara FREEL and her partner Earle TAILOR/TAYLOR, all of London. Dearly loved by her 12 grandchildren. Also remembered by Ron, David, Randy and the late Paul WEBB and their families. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, where the service will be conducted on Thursday, October 6 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. David R. CARROTHERS. Cremation with scattering at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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FREELAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-07 published
SABISTON, Eleanor Maitland (née POLLOCK)
Formerly of Perth, Ontario and Nassau, Bahamas, Eleanor passed peacefully at the Carleton Lodge Long Term Care Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, December 5th, 2005, in her 88th year. She now joins her husband Eric (December 29, 1988), her parents Harvey and Thorhilda POLLOCK and sister Ruth FREELAND. She leaves her caring and loving children, Elizabeth Anne of Toronto, Peter and his wife Amelia, and Cynthia, all of Ottawa; her loving granddaughters and their spouses Taunia and Ben, Mandy and Cameron also will miss her. She is also survived by her sister Anne LOVEKIN, her brother Bob and his wife Kay POLLOCK and nephew Mac SABISTON and his wife June, all of Toronto. Many nieces and nephews will miss her. Eleanor's family would like to express their gratitude to Carleton Lodge Lodge Term Care Centre, in particular Carol DAILEY and her nursing staff who compassionately cared for Eleanor over the last two and a half years and a special thanks to family friend Mary Anne BOURQUE for her caring support of our family during the last week of Eleanor's life. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth, Thursday, December 8th from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 12 noon until service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Those wishing are asked to consider donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Toronto M5R 2A5 or the Carleton Lodge "Donor's Trust", 55 Lodge Road, R.R.#2, Nepean, Ontario K2C 3H1. Messages may be sent to condolences@blairandson.com

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FREELAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
FREELAND, Robert John " Bob"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, formerly of Monaghan/County Monaghan, Ireland, suddenly passed away in his sleep on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the age of 74. Loving father to Robert and his wife Corlea of Havelock, Yvonne and her husband Joe of Georgetown, and James and his wife Nadia of Toronto. Bob was Grandpa to Cassnae, Jaidonn, Gaerrisen, Addisiane, Jonathan, Anthony, Giuseppe and Albert. Brother to Austin and his wife Eleanor, and predeceased by Jim (Monaghan/County Monaghan, Ireland) and all his loving Friends at the Eton Tavern. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd at 1 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery Chapel, 347 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay. Refreshments to follow at a location to be determined. Memorial donations to any Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.

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FREELAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
SABISTON, Eleanor Maitland (née POLLOCK)
Formerly of Perth, Ontario and Nassau, Bahamas, Eleanor passed peacefully at the Carleton Lodge Long Term Care Centre, Ottawa, Ontario on Monday, December 5th, 2005, in her 88th year. She now joins her husband Eric (December 29, 1988), her parents Harvey and Thorhilda POLLOCK and sister Ruth FREELAND. She leaves her caring and loving children Elizabeth Anne of Toronto, Peter and his wife Amelia and Cynthia, all of Ottawa; her loving granddaughters and their spouses Taunia and Ben, Mandy and Cameron also will miss her. She is also survived by her sister Anne LOVEKIN, her brother Bob and his wife Kay POLLOCK and nephew Mac SABISTON and his wife June, all of Toronto. Many nieces and nephews will miss her. Eleanor's family would like to express their gratitude to Carleton Lodge Long Term Care Centre, in particular Carol DAILEY and her nursing staff who compassionately cared for Eleanor over the last two and a half years and a special thanks to family friend Mary Anne BOURQUE for her caring support of our family during the last week of Eleanor's life. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, Thursday, December 8th from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 12 noon until service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Those wishing are asked to consider donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A5 or the Carleton Lodge "Donor's Trust", 55 Lodge Road, R.R.#2, Nepean, Ontario K2C 3H1. Messages may be sent to condolences@blairandson.com

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FREELE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-18 published
BLACKWELL, William " Joe"
At the Windsor Regional Hospital on Tuesday May 17th, 2005, William "Joe" BLACKWELL of Windsor and formerly of Saint Thomas, in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Diane (RODRIGUE) BLACKWELL and dearly loved step-father of Patrick and his wife Kari RAINVILLE, Iona; Alice and her husband Dave ELFORD, Saint Thomas and Linda FREELE and her partner Ron MARISSEN, Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Michael, Anthony, Shelby, Dakota and Connor. Dear step-son of Margaret BLACKWELL. Joe was born in Aylmer on February 19th, 1943 to the late Joe and Gertrude (ROLISON) BLACKWELL. He worked at BOC Gases in Windsor and was a member of Branch #41 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow in London. Visitation Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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FREELEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
FREELEN, Edward John

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-04-13 published
RODMAN, Jean Irene (IRWIN)
Peacefully, at her residence, Saturday April 2, 2005 Jean Irene RODMAN (IRWIN) of Markdale in her 75th year Beloved wife of Keith RODMAN. Dear mother of Patricia MacKINNON (Leslie) of Montague Prince Edward Island, Bruce (Dana) of Calgary, and Richard (Theresa) of Barrie. Lovingly remembered by thirteen grandchildren: Rob TAILOR/TAYLOR, Rachel RODMAN, Tristen RODMAN, Gene RODMAN (Christian), Cara AZEVEDO (Luke), Richard RODMAN. Sarah RODMAN, Grace RODMAN, Kate RODMAN, Mark RODMAN, Chris MacKINNON (Melissa), Stephen MacKINNON (Angie) and Michael MacKINNON, and six great grandchildren: Alicia MacKINNON, Austin MacKINNON, Andrew MacKINNON, Curtis AZEVEDO, Justin AZEVEDO, and Lily AZEVEDO. Sadly missed by sisters Marie MOWER, Belle BUCHANAN and brother Maurice IRWIN (Shirley,) and brother-in-law Bill RODMAN (lean.) Predeceased by an infant son, parents George and Mary IRWIN, son Jack, daughter-in-law Eileen, sisters Iva Mae IRWIN, Margaret FREEMAN, Dorothy FUNNELL, infant brother John, brother Harold, brothers in-law Ted, Alvin, Charlie and Everett and sister-in-law Christina RODMAN Friends called at the May Funeral Home, Markdale Tuesday April 5 2005 from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in Markdale' Cemetery at a later date If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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FREEMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-11 published
BELYEA, Mark Freeman
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, March 9th, 2005. Mark Freeman BELYEA, the loving husband and companion of Sandra HENRI. Loving son of Jeanne Belyea NESS (nee FREEMAN) and her late husband, Cecil Ross BELYEA. Dear step-father of Heather HEWITSON- KEELING and her husband, Allen KEELING, Susan HEWITSON and Tanya and her husband, Mark SAARI. Much loved brother of Denise BELYEA, Karen BELYEA and Peter BELYEA. Mark will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, Katie, Tony, George and Genevieve. Special Papa of Ashleigh, Claire, Avery, Emerson, Pilar, Abigail, Karter, Chris, and Justin. Mark will be remembered for his love of animals and computers. His neighbours will miss his manicured flowerbeds, as well as, his kindness in helping them with their flower beds and gardens. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Sunday evening, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment in York Cemetery, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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FREEMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-07 published
FREEMAN, Dorothy Isabelle (née MANN)
At Grey Gables, Markdale, Wednesday October 5th, 2005, Dorothy Isabelle FREEMAN (née MANN,) of Markdale, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Roy FREEMAN. Dear mother of Bill and his wife Linda, of Parry Sound, John and his wife Ethel, of Owen Sound, and Barb MUNRO and her husband Bruce, of Markham. Loving grandmother of Brandon, Christopher, Lisa and Rachel. Friends may call at the May Funeral home, Markdale, Friday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday October 8th at 11: 00 a.m. from Christ Anglican Church, Markdale. Cremation, followed by interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
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FREEMAN o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-01-12 published
ROBINSON, James
James "Jim" ROBINSON a life long resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, January 7, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 80 years. Jim was born in Wallaceburg and was a son of the late William and Lillian (THOMAS) ROBINSON. He retired from Libby St. Clair and was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Wallaceburg. Jim was a veteren of World War 2, serving in the Navy, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18, in Wallaceburg. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Pnyx Lodge in Wallaceburg. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne (ARMSTRONG) ROBINSON. Dear father and father-in-law of Shelley and Bob FREEMAN, Michael ROBINSON and Patrick ROBINSON and his fiancee Lenora WILLIAMS. Beloved grandfather of Sunny FREEMAN and Jonathan FREEMAN. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Myrtle MORELAND, Mayme BELANGER and Jack and Audrey ROBINSON. Predeceased by two brothers Robert and Harry and a sister Emma. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, family and Friends. The late James "Jim" ROBINSON rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg, until Monday, January 10, 2005, when the funeral service was held from the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Reverend David HEATH, Officiating. A Legion Memorial Service was held on Sunday at 3 p.m. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Pall Bearers were Brian BUCHAN, Kevin O'Neil, Jonathan FREEMAN, Sunny FREEMAN, Andy HOWELL and Derek FOSTER. Flower Bearers were Tammy VROMAN, Robert WALKER, Jeremy FOSTER and Steven ARMSTRONG. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 18 in Wallaceburg or the Parkinson Foundation may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of James "Jim" ROBINSON.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
FREEMAN, William " Henry"
William "Henry" of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Judith Hope FREEMAN and dearly loved father of Linda and Jim, Donna and Ray TROTTIER, Sherri and Kevin McAULEY, Robert and Michelle FREEMAN, James and Penny FREEMAN, all of Saint Thomas, Kale and Jane BRUNER of Sarnia, Laurie and Max HAMILTON, of London and Jacqueline and Michael BOND of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Doreen FREEMAN, Lloyd and Paula FREEMAN and Wilfred and Helen FREEMAN, all of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by 22 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Henry was born in North Yarmouth on August 29, 1932, the son of the late Walter Sherwood and Lila May (PRESSEY) FREEMAN. He was the retired Owner, Operator of Freeman Movers. He also farmed and was an avid Antique Collector. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-25 published
WITHENSHAW, Virginia (née FREEMAN)
Virginia (FREEMAN) of Saint Thomas, Monday, January 24, 2005 at her late residence, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late James E. WITHENSHAW (January 8, 2001) and dearly loved mother of Steve and his wife Diane WITHENSHAW of Saint Thomas and Martha and her husband Gary GAVEY of Aylmer. Loved grandmother of Matthew and his wife Tara GAVEY, Benjamin GAVEY, Carrie and her husband Dave SWAN, Rob and his wife Diane CLIFFE and Carrie and her husband Cam HAWES. Loved great-grandmother of Brandon, Nicholas and Matthew SWAN and Lydia GAVEY and Eathan and Tyler HAWES. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister. Virginia was born in Saint Thomas on June 25, 1922, the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth (WALKER) FREEMAN. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. By Virginia's request, there will be a private family service later. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-31 published
FREEMAN, Margaret Pearl
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, January 29, 2005, Margaret Pearl FREEMAN of Woodstock in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert (Tino) FREEMAN. Dear mother of Bob WILEY and wife Sheila of Woodstock, Betty Ann SPRAGUE of Woodstock, Don FREEMAN and wife Judy of Goganda, Ontario, Reg FREEMAN and wife Crystal of Burgessville, Linda and husband Bill KLOEPFER of R.R.#5 Ingersoll, Wayne FREEMAN and wife Heather of Alberta. She will be missed by her 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by brothers Robert DALBY of London, Harold DALBY and wife Suzanne and Wilfred DALBY and wife Ethel of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by granddaughter Laura, brother Claire and sister-in-law Maxine. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Margaret's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 1st at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
GRAY/GREY, Al
Suddenly on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Al GRAY/GREY passed away in his 54th year. He will be forever loved by his wife and best friend Mary. Loving father to daughter Christine (Darrell) and his son Denis. Papa to Alexis and Taylor. Survived by his sisters Marsha HODGART (Brian,) Tracy JACQUES, brother Randy GRAY/GREY (Tammy,) mother and father-in-law Ben and Cathy WELLINK, sister-in-law Margie FREEMAN (Dan,) brother-in-law Ben WELLINK Jr. (Linnda,) and many family members. Al was predeceased by his father Edward GRAY/GREY, mother Alice GRAY/GREY and sister Brenda GRAY/GREY.
Al was a team mate with the Rusty Senators and was associated with the Tillsonburg Minor Hockey Association for many years. Mr. GRAY/GREY's family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Friday, February 11, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Al will be held in the Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 12th, 2005 at 11 a.m. with cremation to follow. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the "It's For Everyone Campaign" in Memory of Al Gray Fund or the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
FREEMAN, M. Delores (née MacKAY)
At Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia on Monday, February 21, 2005. M. Delores FREEMAN (née MacKAY,) 73 years, of Petrolia. Loving wife of Don FREEMAN of Sarnia. Loved mother to Dana Lyn REID of Midland, Michigan and her daughters Jackie and Jodie and the late Lisa FREEMAN. Dear sister of Nancy REHDER of London and Ted MacKAY of Ottawa. A funeral service will be celebrated at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Inyang OKUTINYANG officiating. Visitors will be received Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service time. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Teen Challange. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-24 published
NICHOLS, Margaret " Margie" A. (née LANDICK)
At the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Margaret "Margie" A. NICHOLS (née LANDICK) of Woodstock in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of Paul D. NICHOLS. Dear sister of Darlene FREEMAN of Ingersoll, MaryLynn VANASSELDONK and her husband Ken of Salford and John LANDICK and his wife Peggy of Ingersoll. Loved daughter-in-law of Harold and Hilda NICHOLS of Waterloo and sister-in-law of Beth NICHOLS of Victoria, British Columbia. Also survived by her nieces and nephews; Jennifer, Jason, Eric, Mallory, Michelle, J.D., and Andy. Predeceased by her son Joey (1969,) her parents Ernie and Margaret "Tiny" LANDICK, sisters; Gail (1947) and Donna (1956) and by her brother Brian (1957). Margie had been a member of the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004, Thursday 7-9 p.m., and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Contributions to the Sunshine Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
FREDERICK, Eva M. (TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Eva M., at Valleyview Home for the aged, Saint Thomas, on Thursday, April 28, 2005. Eva (TAILOR/TAYLOR) FREDERICK, in her 95th year, dear wife of the late C. Kenneth FREDERICK. Dearly loved mother of Janet R. PATTERSON and her husband Harvey of Port Stanley, and the late Jim FREDERICK, and the late Glen FREDERICK of Essex. Loved grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her daughters-in-law, Janice and Louise. Sister of the late Marjorie FREEMAN of Riverside, and the late Charles TAILOR/TAYLOR of Toronto. Eva was born in Scarborough Township, Ontario, September 18th, 1910. After Mr. FREDERICK retired from his decorating business in Windsor, Mr. and Mrs. FREDERICK took on the job of custodians at the "Gesstwood United Church Camp" near Essex for 15 years. After Mr. FREDERICK passed away in 1977, Mrs. FREDERICK came to Saint Thomas to take on a supervisors position at the Valleyview Satellite Home, at Alma College, where she worked for 7 years full time, and worked there part time for several years after that. Eva attended Central United Church since coming to St. Thomas, and had been a member of Essex United Church when she lived there. Eva was a life member of the Eastern Star, Victoria Chapter No. 1. She had been active in community work all her life. The family will receive their Friends at the R.E. Allen Funeral Chapel, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday afternoon and evening. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Monday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will be made in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville, Ontario, at 3 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
FREEMAN, Mary Stewart (née CHALCRAFT)
Mary Stewart passed on June 15, 2005 at the Peel Memorial Hospital at the age of 79. Loving wife of 50 years to Herbert. Loving sister of Frances MARTYN and sister-in-law to Gord. Survived by her son Peter FREEMAN and his wife Nora, and daughter Mary Jane SNARY and her husband Jack. Cherished grandmother of Cameron, Anna, Jocelyn, Laura, and Amanda. Mary will be remembered by her life of Music. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main Street South, Brampton on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery Monday 10 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 25th at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew's food cupboard, Brampton or the Ronald McDonald House, Hamilton would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
WITTY, Lyle
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, after a lengthy battle with cancer, on Saturday, September 3, 2005, Lyle WITTY, of Ingersoll, in his 23rd year. Fiancee of Lauren LANGFORD. Dear son of Brent and Kim WITTY of Ingersoll. Dear brother of Jena BAREFOOT of Ingersoll. Uncle of Justin BAREFOOT. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Mark FREEMAN officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-03 published
MORLEY, Mark Andrew
In his 20th year, suddenly on Saturday, October 1, 2005. Loving son of Wayne and Marion. Dear brother to Lauren. Grandson of Judy BOYES and Margaret FREEMAN. Predeceased by grandfathers Clayton BOYES and Bus MORLEY. Dearest nephew of Cathy (Frank) MELO, Mary (Richard) SAYLOR all of London and Ann AVERY of Gainsville, Florida. Also survived by cousins Jessica, Brandon and John. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with pastor Terry SANDERSON officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mark are asked to consider the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-04 published
MORLEY, Mark Andrew
In his 20th year, suddenly on Saturday, October 1, 2005. Loving son of Wayne and Marion. Dear brother to Lauren. Grandson of Judy BOYES and Margaret FREEMAN. Predeceased by grandfathers Clayton BOYES and Bus MORLEY. Dearest nephew of Cathy (Frank) MELO, Mary (Richard) SAYLOR all of London and Ann AVERY of Gainsville, Florida. Also survived by cousins Jessica, Brandon and John. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with pastor Terry SANDERSON officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mark are asked to consider the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
JACKSON, Eileen Marie (née KENT)
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my dear mother Eileen Marie JACKSON (née KENT) on Wednesday October 5, 2005. She was in her 80th year. Eileen was originally from Preston (Cambridge) recently from Etobicoke (Mimico) where she spent 43 years in that beloved community where she could walk to all the stores and services and where she adored the view from her apartment. Beloved daughter of the late Albert H. KENT (1983,) a World War 1 vet originally from London, England and Fleeta KENT (1987,) originally from Plattsville, Ontario. Cherished wife of the late William (Bill) JACKSON (1996.) Surviving are her daughter Louise MOTUZAS (née WALSH) and her husband Len of London and their children Jonathan and Mark. Dear sister of Betty FREEMAN and her husband Fred of Woodstock, nephews Bill FREEMAN and his wife Gail of Victoria Harbour, Jim FREEMAN and special friend Donna MEYERS of Woodstock, and a niece Diane FREEMAN and her husband Peter HICKS of Kitchener and their families. Eileen was a member of the Lakeshore Rug Hooking Group. At Eileen's request a private family service will be held at a later date where her nephew Pastor Bill FREEMAN will officiate. Contributions to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation c/o The Elderly Research Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6C 5J1 would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com A special thank-you goes to Mary DOHERTY, Eileen's caregiver at Parkwood Hospital, Dr. Dan WINTERBURN and the team of doctors and staff of Parkwood Palliative Care, and Dr. EISNER and her team in Toronto.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-14 published
HASKETT, Clarence Edwin
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, November 12, 2005 Clarence Edwin HASKETT of Lucan in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Eileen (ARMITT) HASKETT for 62 years. Dear father of Nancy and Steve TURNBULL and Bill and Sue HASKETT all of Grand Bend and Brenda and Gord MOON of Lucan. Dear grandfather of Nicole and Rick FREEMAN and Deana TURNBULL; Erin, Jennifer and Colin HASKETT; Ryan and Jeff MOON; and great-grandfather of Capreese FREEMAN. Also survived by a sister-in-law Martha HASKETT of London and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Arthur HASKETT (1971) and a sister Alice COOK and her husband Lloyd (1978). Clarence was the former owner of C. Haskett and son Funeral Home. He was very proud to be the third generation of his family to serve the community in this business that has included six funeral directors over five generations. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church or South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. A Lions Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday evening at 8: 45 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-15 published
HASKETT, Clarence Edwin
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, November 12, 2005 Clarence Edwin HASKETT of Lucan in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Eileen (ARMITT) HASKETT for 62 years. Dear father of Nancy and Steve TURNBULL and Bill and Sue HASKETT all of Grand Bend and Brenda and Gord MOON of Lucan. Dear grandfather of Nicole and Rick FREEMAN and Deana TURNBULL; Erin, Jennifer and Colin HASKETT; Ryan and Jeff MOON; and great-grandfather of Capreese FREEMAN. Also survived by a sister-in-law Martha HASKETT of London and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Arthur HASKETT (1971) and a sister Alice COOK and her husband Lloyd (1978). Clarence was the former owner of C. Haskett and son Funeral Home. He was very proud to be the third generation of his family to serve the community in this business that has included six funeral directors over five generations. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church or South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. A Lions Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday evening at 8: 45 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-19 published
KLEIMAN, Sarah Nan (KATES)
At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, on Friday, December 16th, 2005 Sarah Nan (KATES) KLEIMAN of Simcoe in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of Harold KLEIMAN of Simcoe. Dear mother of Arnold and his wife Karen KLEIMAN, Gerald and his wife Donna KLEIMAN, all of London, Renee and her husband Michael JARVIS of Waterford. Loved by seven grandchildren, Sherrie and her husband Jon HODGINS of St. Louis, Missouri, Tammie and her husband Robert ASHTON, Stephen KLEIMAN and Gail KLEIMAN and Jason FREEMAN, all of London, Stephanie KLEIMAN and Jim STEVENS of Amherstburg, New York, Adam JARVIS of Ottawa, Jeremy JARVIS of Kitchener and 8 great grandchildren, Brett and Jason HODGINS, Thomas and Jake ASHTON, Dylan and Zack FREEMAN and Hannah and Logan STEVENS. Funeral service was held at Or Shalom Synagogue, 534 Huron Street on Sunday, December 18th, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rabbi Larry LANDER officiating. Interment Or Shalom Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Society. Shiva will be held at 94 Jennifer Gardens. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. KLEIMAN.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-12-07 published
DEWSBURY, James Michael Stephen
Age 46, passed away suddenly November 30, 2005 at his home at 202 William Street, Stayner. He leaves behind his children, Lee DEWSBURY (Cardinel,) Sheena BENNETT (Renfrew.) Predeceased by wife Sandra ENGLAND. Parents Dorothy and Fred SHIER (Golden Lake), Steven DEWSBURY (Toronto.) Brothers and sisters, Jill FREEMAN (Dale) Stayner, Paul (Judy) St. Field, Cindy (Sheldon) BERNDT, Golden Lake, Mark (Anne) Bowmanville. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Arrangement by Fawcetts Funeral Home, Flesherton. Cremation and spring interment, Flesherton, Ontario.
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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-03 published
PHILLIPS, Elmer Shortridge (1918-2004)
After a long and happy life, Elmer died peacefully on December 31 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. A true lover of people and music, a bon vivant with a talent for Friendship and humour, a devoted husband and father, Elmer possessed an ageless spirit and enduring energy that will stay with us forever. Elmer's life embraced the worlds of business, arts and academe in a unique way. He was a pioneer in management education in Canada through his many years at York University and the University of Toronto. A professor, a humanist, a singer and marathon runner, he touched many people across business, the arts and educational communities in Toronto and internationally with his strength to connect and communicate.
Predeceased by beloved wife Ruth BURTON and brother Ross PHILLIPS, he will be missed by his four children, David (Leslie BOWLAND,) Brock (Winnie HOBBS), Joan, Patricia (Neil FREEMAN), his grandchildren Katie and Betsy PHILLIPS, as well as sister-in-law Peggy OULLAHAN, brother-in-law Irwin OULLAHAN and family. Born in Toronto to Edgar and Minnie PHILLIPS, Elmer attended Malvern Collegiate, the University of Toronto (Victoria College 1943), and went on to do graduate work in industrial psychology. His true passion was singing and popular music and throughout high school and university, Elmer honed his talents as a vocalist with local dance bands and as a performer in musical theatre. A highlight of his life was his time as a cast member of the Royal Canadian Navy Show "Meet The Navy" touring Canada and Europe between 1943 and 1946. Following a brief period as a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announcer after World War 2, Elmer began a career in personnel and human resource management with Household Finance, Great-West Life and Simpson Sears. He later focused on management education, joining the Extension Division of the University of Toronto. In 1964, Elmer moved to Geneva, Switzerland to work with the Management Development Branch of the International Labour Organization advising on productivity and management training in Asia and the Middle East. He later continued to work with the International Labour Organization on projects based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Elmer joined the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University (now Schulich School of Business) in 1967, where he served as the Director of the Division of Executive Development until 1988. In 1994, he was honoured for outstanding contribution to the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York. Elmer was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts in Toronto and for many years found great enjoyment as an active member of the Arts and Letters Club, including a term as President. Elmer was also an Honourary Life Member of the Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario and more recently a representative on the Senate of Victoria College, University of Toronto. His life was greatly enriched by time spent at Jack Lake where he loved to be with family and Friends.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks for the care given to Elmer during his illness, to Annette EBANKS and to the wonderful staff of K2 Centre at the Sunnybrook Veterans Residence. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5. Funeral to be held at the Chapel on Thursday, January 6 at 1: 00 p.m. A special celebration honouring Elmer's life will be organized for the spring with details to follow.
Elmer's credo was "Flowers for the living," and he expressed this compassionate philosophy by ensuring that accomplishments and efforts are given appreciation today, not tomorrow. In memory of Elmer, please recognize anyone in your life who brings help and joy to others. Donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Toronto would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
DALEY, Leroy " Bud" MacKenzie
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 at his Tansley Woods nursing home, Burlington, Ontario, in his 81st year, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Beloved husband of Doris E DALEY for more than 58 years. Bud will be missed by his son Richard, daughter-in-law Jannigje (Jannie), grand daughters Alexandra Jeannine FREEMAN and Jane Deas DALEY, great grand-son Austin DALEY. Pre-deceased by son Deas and grand daughter Lena. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War as a flight instructor. Later became the president of Canadian Marconi Company in Montreal. He enjoyed sailing, skiing and playing golf. The family would like to thank the staff at Tansley Woods for all their care and support. Cremation has taken place, private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 800-616-8816.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
AUSTIN, Arthur Graham (1920-2005)
Peacefully at Royal City Manor in New Westminster, British Columbia on January 26, 2005, in his 85th year. Graham AUSTIN was born in Calgary on August 13, 1920 to parents Arthur and Vera AUSTIN. He attended the University of Alberta, graduating in Commerce and signed up as an officer in training in 1942. During his training on the West Coast he courted his future wife, Audrey PUTNAM of Winnipeg, and was posted to England in the spring of 1943. Graham served in the 5th Canadian Armoured Division as a Lieutenant commanding a platoon of the 1st Canadian Motor Ambulance Convoy evacuating wounded from the front. After the conclusion of the Italian campaign Graham's unit was transferred to Northwest Europe where he served with the Canadian Army in Holland. Upon Graham's return to Canada in 1946 he married Audrey and settled in Calgary where Graham obtained his Chartered Accountant's designation. After working for some small companies engaged in oil and gas exploration, Graham joined TransCanada Pipelines in 1954 as one of the original employees. In 1956, Audrey, Graham and their young family moved with TransCanada Pipelines to Toronto where Graham was a key member of the team building the national pipeline. Graham became Corporate Controller of TransCanada in 1971 and was the first Canadian appointed as an officer to the American Gas Association. Graham represented TransCanada Pipelines on its first endeavours to develop the gas resources in the Arctic and Mackenzie Valley delta and at the time of his retirement in 1984 was Vice President and General Manager of one of the company's diversified transmission operations. Graham was an active member and committee volunteer at St. George's United Church in Toronto, the Financial Executives Institute and enjoyed entertaining his Friends and family at the family cottage on Lake Muskoka. After retirement Graham remained active in volunteering for several years as Treasurer of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Graham was blessed with many dear Friends from his youth, U of A, the Army, TransCanada and Muskoka. He loved to cruise Lake Muskoka and was famous for his 'moose call' and infectious laugh. His children have great memories of going on day-long explorations of the three big lakes in the early days with their Dad in his ten horsepower outboard. Graham was slowed down with a stroke in 1989 but continued to live life as fully as he could. In 2001, he and Audrey moved west again and settled in New Westminster. Graham lost his beloved Audrey in 2002 and missed her terribly but was buoyed by the support and comfort of his family and Friends. Graham leaves his four children: Penny NELSON (Paul), Joan VON ENGELBRECHTEN (Fred), Ron (Trudy) and Paul (Beth;) grandchildren Martha, Julia and Tristane NELSON Karl and Eric VON ENGELBRECHTEN; Danielle, Ryan and Tim AUSTIN and Alexander, Michelle and Natalie AUSTIN; brother Douglas AUSTIN of Calgary and sister Madeline FREEMAN of Toronto. Graham was a fond brother-in-law to Jim and Bunny PUTNAM, Margaret PUTNAM, David and Carolyn ELLIS and Mary PUTNAM and remembered by numerous nephews and nieces. A special note of thanks is extended by Graham's family to Mary Ann Corona and all of the staff at Royal City Manor for their wonderful care of Graham and Audrey over the years. A memorial service will be held at Como Lake United Church, corner of King Albert and Marmont streets, Coquitlam, British Columbia, at 11: 00 am on Thursday February 3, 2005 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto, M4G 3E8 or if preferred to Central United Church, Calgary, Eglinton St. George's United Church, Toronto, or to Como Lake United Church, would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-07 published
GORDON, Laura
On Saturday, March 5, 2005 at her home. Laura GORDON, beloved wife of the late Aaron GORDON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Lynn and Arthur FREEMAN, and the late Erica MELMED. Dear sister of Evelyn RACKI of Washington, D.C. Devoted grandmother of Evan, and Neil FREEMAN, and Gavin and Amy MELMED, and great-grandmother of Leah, and Ava MELMED. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Sunday, March 6, 2005. Shiva Monday at 6 Holsworthy Crescent, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 416-979-7228.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
BARR, Darrell John (July 11, 1970 to March 18, 2005)
Our precious boy
Devoted brother
A very loving husband
Left us peacefully, at Mount Sinai Hospital, surrounded by family and Friends. Never a quitter, his journey with cancer was one he travelled with grace, determination, strength and an incredible sense of humour. Survived by his loving wife and "suit of armour" Pella (née ECONOMOU,) his mother and father Bruce and Carolyn, his sister Andrea, his family in Vancouver, Uncles Alan (Lynda) and Dennis (Pat) and cousin Katie, his mother and father-in-law Pat and Tom ECONOMOU and his brothers-in-law Alex (Tammy and children Alexia and Matthew) and Peter (fiancée Leslie), and his dear Friends, James, Rob, Clare and Paul, Elaine, Jim and god-daughter Madeline. The family would like to thank Dr. Martin BLACKSTEIN and "the angels" of 12N, Dr. ALASTAIR and Margaret CUNNINGHAM, Dr. FREEMAN, Dr. BERNSTEIN, Dr. McINTYRE, the H.J. group and to all his "healers" for making his journey one filled with love and support.
He will always be an inspiration not only to those who knew him but to those who knew of him and his life. Darrell felt privileged and grateful for the life he was given. Darrell's family would like to thank everyone who supported them through his illness.
Family and Friends are invited to gather and celebrate Darrell's life on Thursday, March 24 from 4-7 p.m. at The Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Healing Journey Program/Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9.
"Be in the light my baby and enjoy your new home. We will be side by side forever and always -- P".

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-31 published
SALTER, William Harry, C.D.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
After a short illness at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in his 89th year. Husband, long time companion and friend of Elsie Ruby STOREY. son of the late Sarah Jane ROBINSON, and Silas Searle SALTER. Father of Diane Sandra SALTER (the late Gillis DWYER), William Silas SALTER (David SQUIRES), Marilyn Jean SALTER, Thomas Edward Dales SALTER (the late Sheila MISECK), Beverly Anne SALTER and Kim Robinson SALTER (Joanne McQUARRIE.) Grandfather of John HEARD, Karl BARNWELL, Melinda MORBI, Gregory WEEDMAN (deceased,) Jule Kristen CAMPBELL (deceased,) Megan CAMPBELL, Owen CAMPBELL, Kirsten DIMMA, Sarah KELLY, Jason (Jessie) SALTER, Heath FREEMAN, Kara FREEMAN, Teri FREEMAN, Kathleen SALTER, Molly SALTER and Laura SALTER. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Brother of Elizabeth PHILBROOK and the late Jacqueline MacASKILL. Cousin of John LAWER. A veteran of World War 2 and the Korean War, Bill was a longtime resident of Richmond, Ontario. and lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Richmond Branch. A memorial service will be held at St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, Richmond Ontario. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church, Richmond, Ontario. K0A 2Z0 or the Humane Society of Ottawa

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-30 published
Christina McCALL, Journalist, Biographer: 1935-2005
She combined powerful analysis with insightful writing to produce a groundbreaking examination of the Liberals, writes Sandra MARTIN, and then topped that by collaborating on the definitive study of Pierre Trudeau
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, April 30, 2005, Page S9
My, how she could write. Her sentences were as sensuous as they were illuminating. Every word, every comma, was sculpted and buffed as though she were working on marble not paper. Married twice, first to writer Peter NEWMAN and then to political economist Stephen CLARKSON, Christina McCALL moved in powerful political, journalistic and academic circles, but in the past dozen years she was plagued with illnesses, from diabetes to cancer to Parkinson's, and suffered from chronic pain.
Mr. NEWMAN, who flew from London to attend her funeral yesterday in Toronto, compared her to a singer with perfect pitch. "It is not something you learn, You have it or you don't, and she had it." Assessing her importance as a writer, he said: "On the negative side, the quantity wasn't there and I have no explanation for that because she could have done anything and everything. On the positive side, she brought a whole new way of looking at the political world."
Prof. CLARKSON, with whom she collaborated on Trudeau and Our Times, a two-volume study of the late prime minister, said she "had a novelist's intuition," which she applied to political actors instead of imagined characters in a fictional plot. "She could understand their motivation, their psychology and where they came from," he said, explaining that when they did joint interviews, "she would come out understanding the person and I would come out knowing the issues."
Christina McCALL was the daughter of civil servant Christopher Warnock McCALL and Orlie Alma (FREEMAN,) a registered nurse he had married after the death of his first wife. Christina grew up with an older half-brother, Sam, an older sister, Orlie and a younger brother, Brian. She graduated from Jarvis Collegiate in Toronto at 17 and spent that summer working at Maclean's magazine to help earn her tuition at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.
Northrop FRYE was a tremendous influence and she "always talked about his lectures as the intellectual highlight of her life," according to Mr. NEWMAN. She wanted to go on to do graduate work, according to Prof. CLARKSON, but money was scarce. So, after graduating with an honours degree in 1956, she returned as an editorial assistant to Maclean's, which was then under the editorship of Ralph Allan.
He became the second major influence in her life as a writer. "He wasn't religious, but he had all the advantages of believing in goodness and practising it, which is rare for editors," said Mr. NEWMAN. "He was our role model and we became his Disciples and tried to emulate his qualities." Ms. McCALL's first book, Ralph Allan: The Man from Oxbow (1967), was an anthology she edited as a tribute to the legendary magazine editor.
It was at Maclean's that she met Mr. NEWMAN. " She was very junior," he said, "but I was blown away by her ability," not to mention her allure. "Beauty and intelligence are a potent combination and she had both in spades." They fell in love, but he was already married.
She shifted to Chatelaine magazine. "She came to me in the late 1950s," said Doris ANDERSON, then editor of Chatelaine. "She was wonderful," said Ms. ANDERSON. " She was a great writer, very insightful with an original eye and she used the language with great skill and grace." Ms. McCALL had two other qualities that appealed to Ms. ANDERSON: She generated lots of ideas for the magazine and underneath her demure appearance she was a dedicated feminist.
She was also a woman in love. After Mr. NEWMAN divorced, they married in October of 1959. Shortly afterward, they moved to Ottawa, where Mr. NEWMAN became Ottawa editor of Maclean's. These were the years when he was writing his book Renegade in Power: The Diefenbaker Years with her help and she was beginning her study of Lester Pearson and the Liberal Party.
Asked if she chose the Liberals because he was already working on the Progressive Conservatives, Mr. NEWMAN said no. "Any good journalist in this country knows the Liberals are a natural subject because they are such a force in this country. What gives them such continuity and strength? Analyzing that is the prime ambition of every political journalist." Besides, "the people who ran that party were our Friends and contacts."
The NEWMAN / McCALL marriage collapsed in the early 1970s. They divorced in 1977. By that time, they had long since returned to Toronto. Ms. McCALL had worked as a freelance writer and as a contributing editor and writer to Saturday Night and Maclean's.
She had also become friendly with Prof. CLARKSON. He knew her first through her writing, which he admired for its depth, insights and authority. "You believed what she wrote," he said, "because you knew she had thought about it and often her perceptions were novel."
Prof. CLARKSON and his broadcaster wife, Adrienne CLARKSON, now the Governor-General, split up in 1973. Some time later, he invited Ms. McCALL, who was then working as a national reporter for The Globe and Mail, to have lunch to discuss the federal election of 1974. He asked her to dinner a year later and they gradually began a relationship.
They were married in 1978, bought a new home "to start afresh" with the respective children from their first marriages. "We were the operative parents," Prof. CLARKSON said simply. Later, he and Ms. McCALL adopted each other's daughters. "It was the symbolism of being one family rather than a split family," he said. That tight arrangement led to painful estrangements from the other biological parents -- Mr. NEWMAN and Ms. CLARKSON -- that were only resolved after the passage of time and the birth of grandchildren.
Grits: An Intimate Portrait of the Liberal Party was finally published in 1982. It was dedicated "with love and admiration" to Stephen Hugh Elliott CLARKSON. The book, which caused a sensation, was unlike most political writing at the time. It was a biography of a party, not a person, but it was written as a series of profiles of key figures (Keith Davey, Pierre Trudeau, Jim Coutts, Michael Pitfield, John Turner and Marc Lalonde) from the Pearson years through the Trudeau era.
"Grits is not only a brilliant portrait of how an arthritic party, drenched in scandal, suddenly learned to dance again, but also a textbook on how easily a bunch of young political junkies could take over a party," said historian John ENGLISH. "It endures as one of the finest analyses of Canadian politics ever written." Journalist Robert FULFORD, who picked up Grits again after he heard about Ms. McCALL's death, said: "It is still fresh and full of terrific insights into the politics of the 1960s and 1970s."
Besides forging a tight family unit, Ms. McCALL and Prof. CLARKSON decided to collaborate as authors, she bringing her writing talent and political insights and he contributing his organizational skills and policy analysis to their study of Trudeau, which won the Governor-General's award for volume one, The Magnificent Obsession in 1990. Prof. CLARKSON said the process was agonizing because her method was to start with the introduction and polish it before moving on, an approach he thought akin to "building the front door before you've got the basement foundations in."
They wrote every sentence sitting side by side at the same keyboard. Every few pages, they would "print out" and "haggle" over the punctuation and the wording. "It was very, very slow," he said. Even he can't remember who actually wrote of Mr. Trudeau, "He haunts us still," saying that their editor Doug GIBSON at McClelland & Stewart also had a role in shaping the iconic sentence. Mr. GIBSON recalls that they had written, "He still haunts us," and he shifted the emphasis by moving the second word to the end of the sentence.
Writing wasn't the only agony that Ms. McCALL and Prof. CLARKSON shared. For most of their marriage, she was in severe physical pain and he was the gentle and loving caregiver. "In the mid-1970s, she had back pain and then arthritis, but the serious illnesses began in 1993," he said, "when she was diagnosed with diabetes, followed by breast cancer four years later." It wasn't so much the malignancy, but the treatment that caused many of her subsequent health problems.
The surgeon cut her brachial nerve during an operation to remove the tumour in her breast, leaving her left shoulder, arm and hand in chronic pain. "She was a very classy, elegant woman and writer," said broadcaster Eleanor WACHTEL, who became a friend in the late 1990s, "but she was also very private."
Ms. McCALL didn't want anybody to know that she had breast cancer, and didn't want to be seen looking frail and ill. Ms. McCALL's world shrank and she saw fewer and fewer people as her illnesses progressed. Managing her pain grew harder, although she continued to help her friend Rosemary SPEIRS strategize for the Equal Voice website (a movement to increase the number of women in elected office in Canada). The real downhill journey began about a year ago when she could no longer be cared for at home. Until almost the end, though, say the few Friends who visited her, she was a very astute, very witty and very engaging conversationalist.
It was a rough and frustrating passage for the woman many considered the best political writer and analyst of her generation.
Christina McCALL was born in Toronto on January 29, 1935. She died in Toronto of cancer on Wednesday. She was 70. She is survived by her husband, Stephen CLARKSON, three children and their families.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-21 published
PEART, Douglas Russell
Queen's Commerce '39
University of Toronto, Doctor of Health Administration '51
Peacefully at home on Monday, June 20, 2005, after a long and happy life at the age of 88. Dear husband and best friend of Helen (née DANIELS) after 60 years of marriage. Proud father of John (Brenda,) Grant (Linda,) Mary DEVITT (Richard,) Sandra FREEMAN (John) all of Ottawa, and Susan Peart CSASZAR (Elmer CSASZAR) of Toronto. Also survived by five grandchildren: Peter, Emily and Graham DEVITT of Ottawa, and John and Elizabeth CSASZAR of Toronto. He also leaves his brother Dr. Arthur PEART (Gwen) of Ottawa, and his sister Muriel PROVERBS (Jinx) of Summerland, British Columbia. In addition to his family, Doug will be missed by many Friends and professional associates.
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Civic Hospital from 1954 to 1978, and first non-medical Administrator. Chief Executive Officer of the Port Arthur General Hospital from 1951 to 1954. Served five years during World War 2 with the Canadian Army and discharged with the rank of Captain having served four years overseas. Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, and Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Recipient of the Commemorative Medal recognizing the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, and recipient of the Commemorative Medal on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the accession of her Majesty The Queen of the Throne.
Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore Drive and Baseline Road), Nepean, on Wednesday, June 22nd from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 23rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Outreach, 1455 Woodroffe Avenue South, Nepean, K2G 1W1 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-01 published
HUTT, Milla Margaret (HUNTER)
By Joe FREEMAN, Friday, July 1, 2005, Page A14
Sister, aunt, homemaker. Born January 29, 1921, in Spencerville, Ontario. Died February 4, in Brockville, Ontario, of bladder cancer, aged 84.
Milla HUTT was simply known as "Aunt Milla" by three generations of the extended HUNTER family, and she perfectly fit the part of the doting aunt. Her home was spotless and there was always a homemade treat lovingly baked for anyone who dropped by. But underneath her warm, unassuming exterior there existed a spirit as solid as the stone farmhouse where she was born, the fourth of five children. With money in short supply, everyone was expected to pitch in with the housework and farm chores and not a penny was wasted on anything frivolous.
After graduating from the one-room school to which she walked miles each day, she eventually ended up in Brockville where she met Bill HUTT and the two were married in her parents' home in Uncle Bill was in the cartage business and they eventually saved enough money to buy their own truck. While Uncle Bill hauled cargo -- and more than occasionally brought home treasures that other people had decided were fit only for the dump -- Milla kept the books.
Uncle Bill loved the St. Lawrence river, so it was not a surprise when they purchased a tree- and rock-covered lot in 1944 at Fernbank, just west of Brockville. The resourceful pair found a golf course building that was being replaced and Uncle Bill carted it in two pieces to the lot. For the next 50-plus years they lived there between April and November and worked to turn the cottage, christened Island View, into the welcoming place it is today.
The winters were spent with relatives until they purchased a lot in Brockville on which to build their home. An old garage was hauled to the lot and was made livable by installing a wood stove and packing the walls with sawdust for insulation. It was a happy home where family and Friends gathered. Uncle Bill began building their house -- they did not believe in going into debt and finished it 10 years later.
The summers continued to be spent at the cottage, now a picture-perfect snapshot of lawn and gardens. A visit always included a ride in Little Suzie, the wooden cabin cruiser that was Uncle Bill's pride and joy, and a home-cooked meal. When I married into the family, Aunt Milla discovered I loved cooked beets. From my first visit onward, she always made sure she had beets from her garden on hand.
With no children of their own, the lives of their nieces and nephews -- and their offspring -- began to take on an increasing importance. Following the death of my mother-in-law (Milla's older sister Evelyn) shortly after the birth of our first child, Aunt Milla and Uncle Bill quietly stepped into the void and became like grandparents to our three sons.
After 55 years of marriage, Uncle Bill died in 1998, but Aunt Milla stayed in the house for a couple of years. She then moved into an apartment and could be seen walking all over Brockville when the weather was good.
Aunt Milla loved to shop: she knew what she wanted, where the best deals were and she was always armed with coupons. She always checked her bills carefully and she never hesitated to speak up when she thought she was treated improperly.
Going out for lunch was another activity that she enjoyed, as was her passion for puzzles. Christmas or her birthday rarely went by without someone giving her a new, challenging puzzle to tackle.
Her health began to fail last fall and she moved into a retirement home. She was not especially happy with her living situation, but she accepted it and made the best of it. It is her determination, her resourcefulness, her smile and her sparkling eyes that all of us who loved her will remember.
Joe is married to Milla's niece, Ruth.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-24 published
KIRKWOOD, David John
David John KIRKWOOD, aged 74 years, passed away in Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care Ward on August 20th, after a brief but devastating illness he endured with customary grace and courage. He is survived and sadly missed by his wife, Elizabeth; children, Miles KIRKWOOD (Marie), Barbara STICKLE (Brian), Karen FREEMAN (Darren); grandchildren, Dalton, Sarah, Jackson, Jameson, Jordan and Connor as well as his brothers, Marvin KIRKWOOD (Maija,) Robert KIRKWOOD (Kathy,) and close friend, Jim BRICKLEY. One of nature's gentlemen, David enjoyed a successful and satisfying career in the investment business with Nesbitt Thomson (now Nesbitt Burns), the game of golf, fishing with family and Friends, constructing rock walls and barbecues, travel and leisure time at Napili Kai, Maui. He was a past chairman and strong supporter of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, a member of Capilano Golf Club for 42 years and a past member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, Scotland and R.A.G.S. A Memorial Service for family and Friends will be held at St. Francis in the Wood, 4773 Piccadilly South, West Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31st at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Emergency Campaign, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 2L7. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604.922.1221

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-27 published
WILSON, Reverend Dr. Roy Fyfe, B.A., D.D.
Died on Monday, December 26, 2005, aged 80 years. Generous to a fault, and a man of ready wit, he took great delight in his children and grandchildren, and served as a faithful minister of the United Church of Canada for over forty years. He is survived by his wife, Lois M. WILSON (née FREEMAN,) to whom he was married on June 9, 1950, two daughters: Ruth (Ian CASSON) of Kingston and Jean of Hamilton, and two sons: Neil of Ottawa, and Bruce (Tracy HOULDING) of Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Nora, Annie, David, Meg and Jane CASSON (Kingston,) Lois and Murray ADAMSON (Hamilton,) Sarah, Stuart and Iain WILSON (Ottawa,) Evan and Megan HOULDING (Fredericton.) Predeceased by his brother Murray, he is survived by numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as nieces and nephews in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia and first cousins in Scotland and Canada. Remembered also by Joseph ADAMSON, Laurie SMITH, and Marie-Josee GUERER.
Born in Winnipeg April 9, 1925, and educated at Wellington, Greenway, and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, he worked one year with Scott Bathgate as a Junior Clerk. Entering United College (now the University of Winnipeg) in 1942, he graduated in Arts in '46 and Theology in '49. Ordained June 8, 1949 by Manitoba Conference, he served pastorates in Lyleton, Manitoba (1949-51), Atlantic Ave. United Church, Winnipeg (1954-1960), First Church United, Thunder Bay (1960-69), First United Church, Hamilton (1969-1978) Chalmers United Church, Kingston (1978-83), Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto (1983-1988) and Forest Hill United, Toronto (1988-1990). From 1951-54 he served as Secretary to the Student Christian Movement at the University of Manitoba. He was honoured to be elected President of Manitoba Conference (1963) and to receive a D.D. from United College in 1971. For several years he represented the United Church on The World Methodist Council and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, was Co-Chair of the Constitutional Commission on Church Union in the late '70's, and was Co-Chair of the International Theological Commission of the Anglican Consultative Committee. He was also the United Church Chair of the Inter Church, Inter Faith Committee and Secretary of the Commission of the Church in the Twentieth Century. A member of the Executive of the United Church, he was elected a delegate to seven General Councils, as well as serving on the Judicial Committee and the Vacancies Committee. A member of the Canadian Club in Thunder Bay and Hamilton; Director on Young Men's Christian Association Board (Thunder Bay); Director on Board of Canadian Pensioners Concerned (Toronto); accredited visitor to two World Council of Churches Assemblies (1983 and 1991).
Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Mission and Service Fund, United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 2Y4 or Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, M4V 1R5.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
FREEMAN, Lennard Louis Eugene, C.D.
Peacefully, with his wife and family at his side, at the Kingston General Hospital, on January 1, 2005, in his 79th year. Loving husband of Evelyn (née BRUMM,) in their 58th year of marriage. Dear father of Glenn (Frances), Hamilton; and Gayle (John), Tamworth. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Victoria (Jerry YATCO), Brampton; Karen (Randy GURNSEY), Roblin; Andrew BEBEE, Tamworth; and Yvonne (John BARTLEY,) Brantford. Len was a loving Opa to Will, Caroline and Charlotte GURNSEY, Lillie YATCO and Jamie DAUGHTREY. Len is predeceased by his parents Lucy and Lawrence FREEMAN; brothers Ken and Tom; sisters Alice, Winnifred, Eva and Dorothy. He is survived by his brother Don, and sisters-in-law Mary and Marjorie FREEMAN. Sadly missed by brothers-in-law Wally (Fran BRUMM) and Robert ADAM/ADAMS. Len's presence and humour will be missed by his many nieces and nephews at the FREEMAN, BRUMM and CHRISTINCK Family Reunions. Len proudly served his country as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for thirty-five years, after joining as a Boy Soldier at the age of seventeen. He retired from the services as Regimental Quartermaster at the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario in 1978. The family will receive Friends at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Blvd., at Highway 2, Kingston, Ontario) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home (141 Renfrew Street, Pembroke, Ontario) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in Saint John's Lutheran Church (Petawawa, Ontario) on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. Spring Interment Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery (Petawawa, Ontario). In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kingston General Hospital, Renal Unit. www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
DALEY, Leroy " Bud" MacKenzie
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 at his Tansley Woods nursing home, Burlington, Ontario, in his 82nd year, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Beloved husband of Doris E. DALEY for more than 58 years. Bud will be missed by his son Richard, daughter-in-law Jannigje (Jannie), granddaughters Alexandra Jeannine FREEMAN and Jane Deas DALEY, great-grand_son Austin DALEY. Predeceased by son Deas and granddaughter Lena. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War as a flight instructor. Later became the president of Canadian Marconi Company in Montreal. He enjoyed sailing, skiing and playing golf. The family would like to thank the staff at Tansley Woods for all their care and support. Cremation has taken place, private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 800-616-8816.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
FREEMAN, Rose (née BAINBRIDGE)
At Toronto East General Hospital on January 19, 2005, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Edmund FREEMAN. Mother of Edith Rose FREEMAN of Toronto and Jane Beverly CHESSELL of Bolton. Mother-in-law of Ted. Grandmother to Glenn (Michele), and Andrew (Veronica). Great-grandmother to Kirsten, Kaitlin and Adam. Predeceased by her sisters Violet RANNEY, Ida RAYMOND and Ella HAGERMAN and her brothers Thomas, John, Bobby and Albert BAINBRIDGE. Cremation has taken place, and a private family service has been held.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
RATTEW, Frederick Henry
At the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia, on Saturday, February 5, 2005, in his 63rd year. Fred RATTEW of Orillia, beloved husband of Agnes Isobel RATTEW (née TAILOR/TAYLOR.) Loving father of Rick and his wife Bridget of Toronto, and Evelyn MacNEISH of Orillia. Loving grandfather of Deanna MacNEISH. Loving son of Majorie and Albert RATTEW of Orillia. Dear brother of Evelyn FREEMAN of Vernon, British Columbia and Robert RATTEW and his wife Kay of Ajax. Dear brother-in-law of Barb KNOTT and her husband Leon TAILOR/TAYLOR, Merritt TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Mary, Winston TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Wilma, Buck TAILOR/TAYLOR, all of Curve Lake, Ontario, and Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR of Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Visitation will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street E., Orillia, on Tuesday, February 8th from 12 noon until time of Funeral Services in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment later St. Andrew-St. James Cemetery, Orillia. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
BARKOVITZ, Stanley
Passed away peacefully at Leisure World, Etobicoke on Saturday February 5, 2005, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Mary "Minnie". Dearly loved father of Margaret FREEMAN, and Stan and his wife Marilyn. Loved grandfather of Naomi and her husband Dan BAILEY, Mark and his wife Erin ROSS, Jordan and Adam. He is predeceased by his brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Friday February 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-11 published
BELYEA, Mark Freeman
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Mark Freeman BELYEA, the loving husband and companion of Sandra HENRI. Loving son of Jeanne Belyea NESS (née FREEMAN) and her late husband Cecil Ross BELYEA. Dear step-father of Heather HEWITSON- KEELING and her husband Allen KEELING, Susan HEWITSON and Tanya and her husband Mark SAARI. Much loved brother of Denise BELYEA, Karen BELYEA and Peter BELYEA. Mark will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews Katie, Tony, George and Genevieve. Special Papa of Ashleigh, Claire, Avery, Emerson, Pilar, Abigail, Karter, Chris, and Justin. Mark will be remembered for his love of animals and computers. His neighbours will miss his manicured flowerbeds as well as his kindness in helping them with their flowerbeds and gardens. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, Owen Sound on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Reverend David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment in York Cemetery, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
GORDON, Laura
On Saturday March 5, 2005 at her home. Laura GORDON, beloved wife of the late Aaron GORDON, loving mother and mother-in-law of Lynn and Arthur FREEMAN, and the late Erica MELMED, dear sister of Evelyn RACKI of Washington D.C. Devoted grandmother of Evan and Neil FREEMAN, and Gavin and Amy MELMED, and great-grandmother of Leah and Ava MELMED. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 416-979-7228.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
BARR, Darrell John (July 11, 1970 to March 18, 2005)
Our Precious Boy Devoted Brother A Very Loving Husband Left us peacefully, at Mount Sinai Hospital, surrounded by family and Friends. Never a quitter, his journey with cancer was one he travelled with grace, determination, strength and an incredible sense of humour. Survived by his loving wife and "suit of armour" Pella (née ECONOMOU,) his mother and father Bruce and Carolyn, his sister Andrea, his family in Vancouver, Uncles Alan (Lynda) and Dennis (Pat), and cousin Katie, his mother and father-in-law Pat and Tom ECONOMOU, and his brothers-in-law Alex (Tammy and children Alexia and Matthew) and Peter (fiancee Leslie), and his dear Friends, James, Rob, Clare and Paul, Elaine, Jim and god-daughter Madeline. The family would like to thank Dr. Martin BLACKSTEIN and "the angels" of 12N, Dr. ALASTAIR and Margaret CUNNINGHAM, Dr. FREEMAN, Dr. BERNSTEIN, Dr. McINTYRE, the H.J. group and to all his "healers" for making his journey one filled with love and support. He will always be an inspiration not only to those who knew him but to those who knew of him and his life. Darrell felt privileged and grateful for the life he was given. Darrell's family would like to thank everyone who supported them through his illness. Family and Friends are invited to gather and celebrate Darrell's life on Thursday, March 24 from 4-7 p.m. at The Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Healing Journey Program/Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9. "Be in the light my baby and enjoy your new home. We will be side by side forever and always - P."

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
HARTSTONE, Sarah
Peacefully, on March 21, 2005 at home. Sarah, beloved wife of the late Max HARTSTONE. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marvin and Micki HARTSTONE, Nancy and Barry FREEMAN. Dear sister of the late Sam NASH, Dora GOLD, and Perla TROPER. Devoted grandmother of Steven and Randi, Elliott, and Marla HARTSTONE, Dina and Jim HATJOULIS, Elden and Jane, Shawn and Noga, Daniel and Heather FREEMAN. Loving great-grandmother of Alexandra, Stephanie, Tamara, Adam, Na'ama, Mathew, Maya, Zachary and Max. Sarah was an original and devoted member of The First Chapter of Pioneer Women in Toronto. At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. West (Eglinton and Allen Road), for service on Wednesday, March 23 at 11: 00 p.m. Interment Ostrovtzer Society Section of Lambton Cemetery. Shiva, 1 Flanders Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. We will miss you forever.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
HARTSTONE, Sarah
Peacefully, on March 21, 2005 at home. Sarah, beloved wife of the late Max HARTSTONE. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marvin and Micki HARTSTONE, Nancy and Barry FREEMAN. Dear sister of the late Sam NASH, Dora GOLD, and Perla TROPER. Devoted grandmother of Steven and Randi, Elliott, and Marla HARTSTONE, Dina and Jim HATJOULIS, Elden and Jane, Shawn and Noga, Daniel and Heather FREEMAN. Loving great-grandmother of Alexandra, Stephanie, Tamara, Adam, Na'ama, Mathew, Maya, Zachary and Max. Sarah was an original and devoted member of The First Chapter of Pioneer Women in Toronto. At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. West (Eglinton and Allen Road), for service on Wednesday, March 23 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Ostrovtzer Society Section of Lambton Cemetery. Shiva, 1 Flanders Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. We will miss you forever.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
FREEMAN, Rabbi Isaac
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rabbi Isaac FREEMAN, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Cherished husband of Freda Jessel GIDDENS, beloved father of Jonathan Keefe FREEMAN of Chicago (wife Linda,) and grandfather of Tzvi NOACH, Chaya, Chana, and Aliza. Isaac was a most wonderful father, father-in-law, and grandfather to Dr. Lawrie and Candice GIDDENS and their children Joanna and Seth; Dr. David and Elaine GIDDENS and their children Rachel, Shane, Julia and Mark; Doctors Owen and Sandra GIDDENS and their children Justine and Kyle; and Jeffery GIDDENS of Toronto. Funeral services on Friday, April 15 at 10: 00 a.m. at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva will be observed at 5 Glen Cedar Road. Daily services at 7: 30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Donations in Rabbi FREEMAN's memory may be made to the Rabbi Isaac Freeman Memorial Fund at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. May God be merciful upon him.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
FREEMAN, Rabbi Isaac
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rabbi Isaac FREEMAN, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Cherished husband of Freda Jessel GIDDENS, beloved father of Jonathan Keefe FREEMAN of Chicago (wife Linda), and grandfather of Tzvi Noach, Chaya, Chana, and Aliza. Isaac was a most wonderful father, father-in-law, and grandfather to Dr. Lawrie and Candice GIDDENS and their children Joanna and Seth; Dr. David and Elaine GIDDENS and their children Rachel, Shane, Julia and Mark; Doctors Owen and Sandra GIDDENS and their children Justine and Kyle; and Jeffery GIDDENS of Toronto. Funeral service was held on Friday, April 15 at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva will be observed at 5 Glen Cedar Road. Daily services at 7: 30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Donations in Rabbi FREEMAN's memory may be made to the Rabbi Isaac Freeman Memorial Fund at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. May God be merciful upon him.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
FREEMAN, Roy
After a brief illness on Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 in his 84th year. Roy, predeceased by his wife Helen. Loving father of Donna and her husband Randy MOORE. Proud Grandpa of Lee-Anne, Lauren and Kristy. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service in our chapel Friday morning at 9: 30 a.m. Cremation. In Roy's memory, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-17 published
FREEMAN, Mary Stewart (née CHALCRAFT)
Passed away June 15th, 2005 at the Peel Memorial Hospital, at the age of 79. Loving of wife of 50 years to Herbert. Loving sister of Frances MARTYN, and sister-in-law to Gord. Survived by her son Peter FREEMAN and his wife Nora and daughter Mary Jane SNARY and her husband Jack. Cherished grandmother of Cameron, Anna, Jocelyn, Laura and Amanda. Mary will be remembered by her life of music. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery, Monday 10 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 25th at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew's Food Cupboard Brampton or the Ronald McDonald House Hamilton would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
FREEMAN, Bernard " Bud"
Died peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital on June 28th, 2005, in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Lynda. Devoted father of Lisa. Survived by mother Ellen, sister Barbara, brother Edward. At Bud's request no service will be held.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
ROSE, Bessie (née DAVID)
It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of our mother, Bessie (née DAVID) ROSE, wife of the late Hyman ROSE. Dear mother of Marven (Rona,) Sharon (Lori,) Valerie and Ian (Juanita). Loving Bubbie to Michael, Harrison, Lianna, Brian and Timothy. Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Sol and Pearl DAVID and Sylvia FREEMAN. Will be lovingly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 8th at 2: 00 p.m. at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill (905-881-6003). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Princess Margaret Hospital Fund. Her love of family and the example she set will continue be a source of comfort to all who knew her.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
ROSE, Bessie (née DAVID)
It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of our mother, Bessie (née DAVID) ROSE, wife of the late Hyman ROSE. Dear mother of Marven (Rona,) Sharon (Lori,) Valerie and Ian (Juanita). Loving Bubbie to Michael, Harrison, Lianna, Brian and Timothy. Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Sol and Pearl DAVID and Sylvia FREEMAN. Will be lovingly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 8th at 2: 00 p.m. at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill (905-881-6003). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Princess Margaret Hospital Fund. Her love of family and the example she set will continue be a source of comfort to all who knew her.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
ROSSIGNOL, Lucille Aline
At Toronto East General Hospital, August 8, 2005, Lucille Aline ROSSIGNOL of Toronto passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 50 years. Born at Plaster Rock in 1955, she was a daughter of Rita Marthe (POITRAS) ROSSIGNOL and the late Wilfred ROSSIGNOL. Besides her mother, she is survived by brothers and sisters, Florence ROSSIGNOL of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, Percy (Donna) of Miramichi, Therese (Jerry) FREEMAN of Moncton, Romeo (Cecelia,) Gerald (Jane) and Alice ROSSIGNOL of Anderson Road, Phillip (Judy) of Oshawa, Ontario, Anne-Marie (Robert) FRANCOEUR of New Denmark, Charles (Roslyn COLLINS) of Oshawa, Roland (Kathy) of Anderson Road, Diana (Leslie MacKIE) ROSSIGNOL of Toronto and Colette (John) GOODINE of Tilley, 34 nieces and nephews, 37 great nieces and nephews, several aunts and uncles. Resting at O'Regan's Funeral Home, 515 Everard Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls with visiting Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Saturday, August 13th, she will be resting at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Anderson Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. at which time a funeral service will be celebrated by Father Pierre THIBODEAU, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. For those who wish, mass offerings or a donation to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Toronto Memorial Service date to be announced.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
JACKSON, Eileen Marie (née KENT)
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my dear mother Eileen Marie JACKSON (née KENT) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. She was in her 80th year. Eileen was originally from Preston (Cambridge), recently from Etobicoke (Mimico), where she spent 43 years in that beloved community where she could walk to all the stores and services and where she adored the view from her apartment. Beloved daughter of the late Albert H. KENT (1983,) a W.W. I Veteran originally from London, England and Fleeta KENT (1987,) originally from Plattsville, Ontario. Cherished wife of the late William (Bill) JACKSON (1996.) Surviving are her daughter Louise MOTUZAS (née WALSH) and her husband Len of London and their children Jonathan and Mark. Dear sister of Betty FREEMAN and her husband Fred of Woodstock, nephews Bill FREEMAN and his wife Gail of Victoria Harbour, Jim FREEMAN and special friend Donna MEYERS of Woodstock, and a niece Diane FREEMAN and her husband Peter HICKS of Kitchener and their families. Eileen was a member of the Lakeshore Rug Hooking Group. At Eileen's request a private family service will be held at a later date where her nephew Pastor Bill FREEMAN will officiate. Contributions to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation c/o The Elderly Research Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road E., London, Ontario N6C 5J1 would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. A special thank-you goes to Mary DOHERTY, Eileen's caregiver at Parkwood Hospital, Dr. Dana WINTERBURN and the team of doctors and staff of Parkwood Palliative Care, and Dr. Eisner and her team in Toronto.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
FREEMAN, Malcolm Henry
Peacefully, on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005, at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. Malcolm, in his 85th year, beloved husband of June BLAIN. Loving father of Carolyn LUFF of Guelph and Robert and his wife Darlene of Vaughan. Loved grandfather of Byron LUFF of Guelph and Blake FREEMAN of Stratford. Predeceased by his brother Cecil. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1350 Wanless Drive, Brampton on Saturday, October 29th, 2005, at 2 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, in memory contributions may be made to the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
MacNEIL, James Angus " Jimmy"
(Long time member of Ironworkers Local 721, Member of Knights of Columbus) Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on October 26th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health-Whitby. Born in Dunvegan on June 25th, 1931. He was the son of the late John Alexander and Mary Sarah (GILLIS) MacNEIL. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Florence. He will be sadly missed by his children Ian (Cheryl) MacNEIL of Aurora, Catherine (Nick) DIDOMENICO of Toronto and Wendy MacNEIL (Michael) of Whitby. He will always be in the loving memories of his five grandchildren; Nicholas, Jacob, Morgan, Jordan and Victoria. He will be sadly missed by sisters Allena PHILLIPS of Margaree, Christine (Frank) SKERRY of Halifax, Anna (Tom) YOUNG of Halifax and sisters-in-law Marion and Theresa. Jimmy is predeceased by his brothers Jim Angus, John Archie, Alex Dan, Lewis, and sisters Mary Sarah, Elizabeth Anne and Maggie Flora (in infancy). Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. He was a man who worked hard all his life, a great friend to many and a devoted family man. A special thank you to Dr. Jennifer KNOX, Margaret FREEMAN and Ruth TURNER of Princess Margaret Hospital; the nursing staff of 6F at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, Michelle GREEN, Dr. PARKS and the nursing staff of the 4th floor at Lakeridge Health-Whitby for their care and compassion. Friends may visit at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 31st at 11: 00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church (91 Ribblesdale Dr., Whitby). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the New Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
FREEMAN, Neil Joseph
Peacefully, Neil died at home at Port Hope, Ontario on October 23, 2005 in his 80th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Florence (Teddy) FREEMAN and his parents Lorena and Keith FREEMAN. Neil is survived by his brother Merkland FREEMAN of Halifax, step-daughter Patricia WESTCOTT of Toronto, grand_sons Raymond WESTCOTT (Judith ARMOUR) of Hamilton and Neil WESTCOTT of Macau, great-grandchildren Emma and Douglas and niece Joy (Vern) FORSTER of Hudson, Quebec. Neil was the very dear friend of Alex, Dave, Lucy and Grace POLEY, Larry and Rose SMITH, and Phil and Pam REVELL, all of Port Hope, and John and Bessie BAIN of Dartmouth. A World War 2 Veteran, Neil served in the Merchant Navy and remained active in the Merchant Navy Association, attending the annual meetings until just before his death. Neil lived a life of quiet dignity and integrity, and earned the respect and affection of everyone who knew him. A memorial service will be held at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Friday, November 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
FREEMAN, Donald " Lefty"
Passed away suddenly on Friday, November 18, 2005 at age 85. Beloved husband of Marjorie FREEMAN. Dear father of Harry, Merry-Louise, Susan, Stephen and Judy. He will be truly missed by his 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East at Bellamy Road, Scarborough) 416-289-2558 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 11 a.m.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
HAY, Aleta " Lena," " Leta"
Peacefully, on Friday, December 9, 2005, at Hastings Centennial Manor, Bancroft, Ontario, at the age of 90. Dearly beloved wife of the late Fred. Loving mother of Betty (Bruce) POLLARD, Barbara (Gordon) FREEMAN, Bill HAY, and Lea (Brian) PATCHELL. Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Aleta will be fondly remembered by her many family and Friends. Visitation will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1535 South Gateway Road (at Dixie), Mississauga, (905) 602-1580, on Monday, December 12, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at The Simple Alternative on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation following. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hastings Centennial Manor Residence Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
WILSON, Reverend Dr. Roy Fyfe, B.A., D.D.
Died on Monday, December 26, 2005, aged 80 years. Generous to a fault, and a man of ready wit, he took great delight in his children and grandchildren, and served as a faithful minister of the United Church of Canada for over forty years. He is survived by his wife, Lois M. WILSON (née FREEMAN,) to whom he was married on June 9, 1950, two daughters: Ruth (Ian CASSON) of Kingston and Jean of Hamilton, and two sons: Neil of Ottawa, and Bruce (Tracy HOULDING) of Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Nora, Annie, David, Meg and Jane CASSON (Kingston,) Lois and Murray ADAMSON (Hamilton,) Sarah, Stuart and Iain WILSON (Ottawa,) Evan and Megan HOULDING (Fredericton.) Predeceased by his brother Murray, he is survived by numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as nieces and nephews in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia and first cousins in Scotland and Canada. Remembered also by Joseph ADAMSON, Laurie SMITH, and Marie-Josee GUERER. Born in Winnipeg April 9, 1925, and educated at Wellington, Greenway, and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, he worked one year with Scott Bathgate as a Junior Clerk. Entering United College (now the University of Winnipeg) in 1942, he graduated in Arts in '46 and Theology in '49. Ordained June 8, 1949 by Manitoba Conference, he served pastorates in Lyleton, Manitoba (1949-51), Atlantic Ave. United Church, Winnipeg (1954-1960), First Church United, Thunder Bay (1960-69), First United Church, Hamilton (1969-1978), Chalmers United Church, Kingston (1978-83), Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto (1983-1988) and Forest Hill United, Toronto (1988-1990). From 1951-54 he served as Secretary to the Student Christian Movement at the University of Manitoba. He was honoured to be elected President of Manitoba Conference (1963) and to receive a D.D. from United College in 1971. For several years he represented the United Church on The World Methodist Council and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, was Co-Chair of the Constitutional Commission on Church Union in the late '70's, and was Co-Chair of the International Theological Commission of the Anglican Consultative Committee. He was also the United Church Chair of the Inter Church, Inter Faith Committee and Secretary of the Commission of the Church in the Twentieth Century. A member of the Executive of the United Church, he was elected a delegate to seven General Councils, as well as serving on the Judicial Committee and the Vacancies Committee. A member of the Canadian Club in Thunder Bay and Hamilton Director on Young Men's Christian Association Board (Thunder Bay); Director on Board of Canadian Pensioners Concerned (Toronto) accredited visitor to two World Council of Churches Assemblies (1983 and 1991). Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Mission and Service Fund, United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4 or Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, M4V 1R5.

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