GENCHEFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
GENCHEFF, Pena
Peacefully on July 12, 2005 in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late Mino GENCHEFF. She will be sadly missed by her children Marika MITOV (Stefan,) and Stephen GENCHEFF (Stella.) Baba will be forever treasured in the hearts of her grandchildren; Dianna, Helena, Stephanie, Brian, Michael M., Lisa, Michael G., her step grandchildren Jennifer and Gregory, and by her great grandchildren Michelle, Stefan, and Nicholas. Friends may call at Washington and Johnston Funeral Home, 717 Queen Street East, Toronto (just east of Broadview on Queen) (416) 465-3577, on Sunday July 17, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. During 7-9 visiting Parastas will be taking place. Funeral Mass will be held Monday July 18, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methody Eastern Orthodox Church, 237 Sackville Street, Toronto (corner of Sackville and Dundas). There will be a reception at the Church following interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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GENDEREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
OVTSCHERENKO, Wasilij
Peacefully at his home on March 28th 2005, Mr. Wasilij OVTSCHERENKO of London in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Mrs. Margaret OVTSCHERENKO. Loving father of Eleanor, Tony and his wife Barbara, Lillian and her husband Herman VAN GENDEREN, Liz and her husband Alan SWAN, and the late Anne OVTSCHERENKO. Dear grandfather of Karl, Alicia, Andrew, Derek, Greg, Erica, Cordell, and Billy. He will be fondly remembered by Friends and family in Canada and Ukraine. He was a retired concrete contractor and an avid fisherman. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7: 30-9 pm (panachida from 7-7: 30 pm) The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, March 31st, 2005 at 11: 00 am. Fr. Slawomir LOMASZKIEWICZ officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.

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GENDERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (Universi ty Hospital) in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England.
Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counselor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York - Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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GENDERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital), in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England. Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits, and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counsellor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York -- Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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GENDERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital) in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England. Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits, and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counsellor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York - Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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GENDREAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
MOFFETT, Milton Frederick
Mr. Milton Frederick MOFFETT, age 86, of Stratford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Born in Stratford, son of the late Milton MOFFETT and the former Florence GLADDING. Milton lived all his life in Stratford and was employed at Kroehler's and held the position of Vice President of Production since 1954. He was a lifetime honorary member of the I.A.P.A. and assisted in the production of the Mosquito Bomber during the War. Beloved husband of Martha (GENDREAU) MOFFETT. Loving father of Milton MOFFETT and wife Cathi and Mary MOFFETT and husband Ken. Cherished grandfather of Milton Jr., David, Rebecca and Russell. Dear brother of Bill MOFFETT and wife Rita and Harold MOFFETT. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters Florence and husband Ernie BURFORD and Doris and husband Clarence HEIPEL and a sister-in-law Betty MOFFETT. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5T7 (519) 271-7411 on Friday, February 18 from 3-6 p.m. and on Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Reverend Ted HALES will officiate. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of one's choice through the funeral home.

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GENDRON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-23 published
CHAPMAN, Robert " Bob"
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, London, on August 21st, 2005 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Liz" CHAPMAN. Loving father of Nancy CHAPMAN- HANSEN (Bob HANSEN) and Jon (Joy) CHAPMAN. Step-father of Catherine GENDRON (Glenn KITAMURA) and Steve (Deb) GENDRON. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Jeffrey, Laura, Chantal, Cameron and Hannah. Survived by brothers, J.H. "Jack" (Joyce) CHAPMAN and W.B. "Bruce" (Wynn) CHAPMAN. Bob will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours, and he will be sadly missed by Alex. Predeceased by his wife, Bette Jean CHAPMAN (1977.) Visitation will be held in the W. Kent Milroy Chapel, 510 Mill Street Port Elgin, Ontario, on Wednesday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m., where the service will be conducted on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In Bob's memory, memorial donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Southampton Marine Heritage. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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GENDRON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
POTTS, Kathleen Mary (GENDRON)
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus on Saturday, May 28, 2005, Kathleen Mary (GENDRON) POTTS of London at the age of 52. Loving mother of Gilles, Peter, Kelsey and Jake. Dear sister of Larry and his wife Lori of Sarnia, Anita MORRISON and her husband Ken of Alvinston, Betty Anne ADAM/ADAMS of London and Denise KINSEY and her husband Darek of Ailsa Craig. Also survived by her nieces and nephews Carrie, Shawn, Jeremy, Jason, Jennifer, Dawn, Michael, Danielle, Corey, Derek, Parker and Paige. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home at 8: 00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George's Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kathleen are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to a registered educational savings plan B.M.O. (Bank of Montreal) for Kelsey and Jake.

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GENDRON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
CHAPMAN, Robert " Bob"
Mr. Robert " Bob" CHAPMAN, passed away peacefully at L.H.S.C. University Hospital, London on August 21, 2005 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Liz" CHAPMAN. Loving father of Nancy CHAPMAN- HANSEN (Bob HANSEN) and Jon (Joy) CHAPMAN. Step-father of Catherine GENTRON (Glenn KITAMURA) and Steve (Deb) GENDRON. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Jeffrey, Laura, Chantal, Cameron and Hannah. Survived by brothers J.H. "Jack" (Joyce) CHAPMAN and W.B. "Bruce" (Wynn) CHAPMAN. Bob will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours, and he will be sadly missed by Alex. Predeceased by his wife Bette Jean CHAPMAN (1977). Visitation will be held in the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, Ontario on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. where the service will be conducted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In Bob's memory donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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GENDRON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
CHAPMAN, Robert " Bob"
Mr. Robert " Bob" CHAPMAN, passed away peaceful ly at L.H.S.C. University Hospital, London on August 21, 2005 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Liz" CHAPMAN. Loving father of Nancy CHAPMAN- HANSEN (Bob HANSEN) and Jon (Joy) CHAPMAN. Step-father of Catherine GENDRON (Glenn KITAMURA) and Steve (Deb) GENDRON. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Jeffrey, Laura, Chantal, Cameron and Hannah. Survived by brothers J.H. "Jack" (Joyce) CHAPMAN and W.B. "Bruce" (Wynn) CHAPMAN. Bob will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours, and he will be sadly missed by Alex. Predeceased by his wife Bette Jean CHAPMAN (1977). Visitation will be held in the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, Ontario on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. where the service will be conducted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In Bob's memory donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the South Hampton Marine Heritage. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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GENDRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
McKINNEY, Rita-Marie (née GENDRON)
Passed away suddenly on November 27th, 2005 at the age of 61. Beloved sister of Ted (Linda), Carol Ann, Estelle, Michael, Bill (Debbie) and Maureen. Proud aunt of four nieces and three nephews. Rita-Marie will also be missed by her friend Brenda. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Friday, December 2nd, 2005 from 1 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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GENEEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-10 published
Pearl GENEEN
By Lucy WAVERMAN, Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Page A20
Mother, artist, shopkeeper, woman of style. Born September 10, 1915, in Glasgow, Scotland. Died December 16, 2004, in Toronto, of ovarian cancer, aged 89.
My mother was a woman of style, charm, wit and dignity. She was an original... unique. My father used to say that a woman who was such a creative person and yet so organized could take on the world. And in her own way she did. But my mother grew up at a time when brains in women were not valued. She had a limited formal education but was a voracious reader and moviegoer. She loved nothing better than to dissect a movie and her insights were often unusual and unexpected. She loved the theatre and dance -- ballet, especially. And she was not content to just watch: my brother David and I were often moved to cover our eyes when Mum got up to do one of her exotic dances at a wedding. She was very good, in the style of Isadora Duncan, but somewhat of an embarrassment to her children. She exercised every day until a few days before she died and said it kept her body lithe.
She was born in Scotland, the eldest of three daughters in a well-to-do family. She found the Jewish life in Glasgow stultifying and longed to escape. Eventually she persuaded my father to come to Canada and she never looked back.
Throughout her life, she involved herself in projects and businesses that kept her imagination alive. She was a superb cook and she turned that talent into a career when she first came to Canada. She taught cooking at her own cooking school: The International School of Cooking. From there she opened her own store -- The Compleat Kitchen -- and she said those were the best years of her life, as chefs and foodies flocked through the door for advice, food gossip and that special little piece of equipment they knew she would carry.
Later, after she sold the store, she made television commercials and starred in an award-winning rock video. She turned to art, doing intricate and beautiful collages that she gave as gifts to people who pleased her. She was also one of the grandmothers in the television cooking show The Loving Spoonful.
Mother loved beauty and she could find it everywhere. She loved beautiful people -- especially beautiful men. That's why she married Dad, she said. Handsome, tall and smart: good genes to give to her children. Her husband Ben GENEEN passed away in June, 2004, at the age of 91.
She was not a typical mother. In fact, as a young woman, I used to wish that she stayed home and baked cakes and made T.V. dinners her cakes were often works of art and her meals were always extraordinary. It took maturity to understand the gifts she had to give. It is the privilege of having your parents live a long life in command of their faculties to see them in so many different roles and recognize and appreciate their infinite value in your life.
Mother was a straight talker. She told people what she deemed to be the truth although some did not want to hear. Many treasured her for just this quality.
She reserved her greatest love for her children and grandchildren. She adored her grandchildren. In her great-grandchildren she could already see the seeds of her artistic temperament. (Six weeks after her death, her great-granddaughter Anna Pearl was born.)
Mother gave our family the greatest gift as she lay dying. She chose not to have treatment but used the time to communicate her thoughts and feelings about all of us; both individually and as a family. She gave each of us love and understanding, leaving us a legacy of beauty, art, wit, straight talking and humour.
Globe food writer Lucy WAVERMAN is Pearl's daughter.

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GENERALOVIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
FORD, Christine Catherine
January 16, 1932. Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7th, 2005 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with her sons Marko and Geoffrey GENERALOVIC at her side. We would like to thank Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel where services were held on Tuesday, January 11th. She will be greatly missed by family here in Canada, back home in England and the U.S.A., as well as her Friends and all who knew her. Marko and Jane wish to thank everyone for the strength that was felt from your thoughts, prayers, messages, flowers and meals and a special thanks to the nurses and doctors at O.T.M.H. To know her was to love her and her spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Donations may be made to the Ian Anderson House Foundation, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5 905-337-8004.

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GENEREAUX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-08 published
GENEREAUX, Vera L. (née SKEVINGTON)
Tuesday, September 06, 2005, at the age of 48 years, Vera L. GENEREAUX (née SKEVINGTON) passed away surrounded by her family in Port Stanley, Ontario. On my final journey (at least it could be. There may be more when I get there. Not sure yet). My life has been full of many special journeys and some not so special, but overall, I have been very blessed to have family and good Friends around me. Therefore my last request is to have you all come and join me at this time in a celebration of life, for yourselves, for me and everyone else in the world. Please come in bright colours like you would to a party, only wear dark if that's what you're comfortable in. Let's make it a celebration. Daughter of the late Russell SKEVINGTON (1987) and Dorothy (WILKINSON) SKEVINGTON (1993.) Survived by two daughters Billy Jo KIPPAX (Port Colborne), Kristin FITZELLE (London) and five grandchildren Kathy, Monica, Cody, Albert and Dawn and brothers and sisters Norman (Dawne) SKEVINGTON of Tillsonburg, Richard (Sharron) SKEVINGTON of Hickson, Georgina SKEVINGTON and Don MacKAY of Port Royal, Harriet (Larry) DAWSON of Simcoe, Roger SKEVINGTON and Kim CHIASSON of Tillsonburg, Ronson (June) SKEVINGTON of Trenton. Predeceased by sister Charlotte (SKEVINGTON) CHAPMAN (1997,) brother-in-law Harold CHAPMAN (2004.) Also survived and supported by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Thursday, September 08, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service for Vera will be held in the Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 09, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Florence WILKINSON and Larry DAWSON officiating. Cremation to follow. At the family's request, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to a charity of one's choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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GENEREAUX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
KELLY, Ethel Marguerite
At Markham Stouffville Hospital on Thursday December 15, 2005 in her 92nd year. Ethel, beloved wife of the late Robert KELLY, wonderful mother and matriarch of Brian, Patricia and her husband Paul McGUIRE, and John. Loving grandmother of Michael (Stacey,) Timothy, Susan GENEREAUX (Bruce,) Peter, and P.J. KELLY, Colleen MILLER (Marc), Scott (Sara) and Brett McGUIRE (Jennifer FINLAN) and great-grandmother of Rachel, Zak, Trent and Tricia. Special aunt to Paul KELLY. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.) Markham on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. in St. Justin Martyr Church, 3890 Hwy. 7 (east of Warden Ave.) Unionville. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Everyone is invited to a reception at the home of Pat and Paul McGUIRE, 68 Long Island Cres., Markham, Ontario

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GENEREAX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
GILES, Rita (LAROCQUE)
At her residence on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 Rita (LAROCQUE,) dear wife of Ralph GILES, in her 79th year. Loved mother of Mary-Louise HITCHON (Scott), Kelly GENEREAX (Gary), Rebecca BRALEY (Michael), William GILES (Rose) and Stephen GILES (Tanya.) Dear sister of Veronica LEO (Peter,) Corinne ESTEY, and Jeannette LAROCQUE. Beloved grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint John the Devine Church, 390 Baseline Road East, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to Palliative Care Team of Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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GENERO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-06 published
Ottawa's Cambodian community loses mother and 4 children to fire
Three members of close-knit family escaped alive from blaze above store
By Gloria GALLOWAY, Wednesday, April 6, 2005, Page A9
Ottawa -- Firefighters raced repeatedly up a narrow, smoke-filled staircase early yesterday to save six members of a close-knit Cambodian family who were trapped inside the burning apartment above their grocery store.
In the end, the rescue efforts were mostly futile. Five of the six -- a woman described as pillar of her community and four of her children -- died in the blaze. Only a son-in-law who had arrived recently from Cambodia was pulled from the inferno alive.
He was taken to hospital in critical condition along with his father-in-law, Bacara THACH. Witnesses: say Mr. THACH rescued his one-year-old grand_son, Sipheng, and tried to return for the others before the flames drove him back.
The patriarch tore across the street shortly before 2 a.m. to ask a neighbour to call firefighters back to the street in this city's Chinatown where, a short time earlier, they had extinguished a major fire less than a block away.
The trucks returned in less than three minutes.
"On arrival they encountered heavy smoke, heat and flames," Ottawa's Deputy Fire Chief Jim ULLETT said at a news conference yesterday. A frantic Mr. THACH told them that six of his loved ones were on the second floor of the small blazing building.
Some of the fire crew headed to the back while the others raced up the stairs beside the grocery store entrance.
"The crew that went up the front stairs came upon the first occupant, who they removed to the street, went back in the second time and encountered two more which they brought back down," Deputy Chief ULLETT said.
At the same time, the crew that had climbed the fire escape at the rear of the building were reaching in through a window and removing a fourth victim. That left two still missing.
"They went back in," Deputy Chief ULLETT said. "By now the fire had increased in intensity so they were putting themselves at great risk. They found one, brought that occupant out, went back in, fought the fire for approximately three or four minutes, found a sixth victim and brought that victim out."
Some of the firefighters continued to battle the blaze while others tried to resuscitate the unmoving bodies. But by the time paramedics arrived, it was apparent that the task was hopeless. All five were declared dead at the scene.
"This was two major fires back-to-back, something that happens very rarely," Deputy Chief ULLETT said. "It was a very difficult night and I am very proud of each and every one of them that was on that scene."
Fire investigators say the blaze, the worst in Ottawa in at least 40 years, started in a front bedroom. The fact that several of the victims were found beside a window suggests they may have been searching for an exit when they succumbed to the smoke or flames.
By late morning, photos of a smiling Kol Yan THACH, her daughter Lily, 23, and sons Gary, 14, Danny, 13, and Sonny, 12, had been taped to an exterior wall across the street from the fire that left the floor above the family grocery little more than a brick shell encasing charred rubble. Below the pictures, there was a small pile of bouquets.
The family had been in Canada for about 20 years and all of the boys were born here, as was Lily's one-year-old son, who was taken to hospital with burns in critical condition after Mr. THACH was able to save him.
A steady stream of onlookers, many of them youngsters who had attended Glashan Public School with the three THACH boys, came to stare at the remnants of the apartment and the photos of their lost Friends. Some wiped away tears. Others talked about the athletic young men who loved basketball and were "all-stars" on the school volleyball team.
"They were really nice. I argued with them a lot, but we would chill," said Jeffrey GENERO, 13, who admitted having the occasional falling out with the brothers. "I just became Friends with them again and now I just found out that they're dead."
Money HEANG, an outreach worker for the Cambodian community, was dispatched by the Somerset West Community Centre to help those who were distraught over the loss.
The grocery store was the only one of its kind in the neighbourhood run by Cambodians, she said.
"They were a focal point for news about the community," Ms. HEANG said. They were also known for the fundraising drives they organized to help people back in their home country.
Ms. HEANG, who shopped at the store regularly, said Mrs. THACH "was very friendly. She was a very nice woman."
Yesterday, the fire marshal was still trying to sort out what the caused the tragedy, but two theories were emerging.
Electricity to some of the block was cut off during the earlier blaze, so there was speculation that a candle could have ignited the fire.
A fire inspection of the grocery store in July, 2003, prompted by the family's desire to get a food licence, turned up some unapproved and deteriorating wiring. That was repaired, but the condition of the wiring in the apartment upstairs was unknown.

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GENESKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
GENESKI, Kire
Passed away April 5th, 2005. Beloved son of Pavle and Maria. Loving brother to Fidan. Kire will be missed by his many Friends and relatives. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Road), Markham, Ontario, on Friday, April 8th, 2005 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at St. Dimitrija Macedonian Orthodox Church, 201 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.)

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GENESS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-01 published
ESCOURSE, Mark
Suddenly as the result of an accident on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005. Mark, dear son of Vera and Danny. Loving brother of Karen. Cherished grand_son of Victoria and Peter GENESS and Vincent and Elizabeth ESCOURSE. Loving nephew of uncle Freddy. Mark will be greatly missed by his many Friends and family. Friends may visit at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), Richmond Hill, Ontario on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4C2 would be appreciated.

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GENEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
ALBION, Arthur " Art"
Peacefully at University Hospital on April 16, 2205, Arthur "Art" ALBION of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Bessie (ALFRED) ALBION. Loving father of Heather (Paul) McCLUSKIE of Simcoe, Wendy BRADY of London, Douglas (Ursula) of London, Peter (Christine) of Kilbride, Keith (Brenda) of London, Christine (Steven) PALFRAMAN of Komoka and Dawn (David) GENEST of London. Dear grandfather of Kimberley, Patricia, John, Jason, Corey, Katherine, Caroline, Christopher, Jeffrey, Nathaniel, Jessica, Brynn, Matthew and great grandfather of Jordan. Survived by his brother Thomas (Doris) of Oshawa. Predeceased by his brothers Ernest and Kenneth. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, on Tuesday April 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the service will be conducted on Wednesday April 20th, 2005 at 10 a.m., with Reverend Ron DAKIN officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations to Church of Christ Disciples or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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GENEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-11 published
INGLE, Lorne Edward, Q.C. (October 16, 1915-August 9, 2005)
Suddenly at Eagle Terrace Nursing Home, Newmarket, Ontario. A member of the Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario Bars, Lorne was one of the original C.C.F.ers and will be remembered for his life-long devotion to the socialist movement. He was respected by those who knew him as one who, from a very early age, dedicated his work to those less fortunate. Lorne's zest for life was fuelled by his thirst for knowledge, passion for politics and love of music. Predeceased by his wife Nita (2003). Survived by children Barbara STROHBACH (Herb), Margot INGLE (Jack HAYES), Roger INGLE (Shiela) and stepchildren Richard JESSUP, Pat PENNER (Tim,) Berta JESSUP-RAMSEY (Rob), Barbara JESSUP- GENEST (Paul) and Bill JESSUP (Brenda). He will be missed by his thirteen grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. According to his wishes there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to ingler@sympatico.ca Arrangements entrusted to Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, Newmarket 905-895-6631.

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GENGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
ROBINSON, Elisa Eleanor (née GENGA)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site on Friday April 8th, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Dr. John Graham ROBINSON. Elisa will be missed by her children Catherine, Paul (Helen), Michelle (David) and Craig (Angie); grandchildren Marlee, Julie and Abbey. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service in the chapel on Monday April 11th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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GENGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
CHAMBERS, Michael A.
At his home suddenly on Friday, May 6, 2005. Michael A. CHAMBERS of Sweaburg in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Jackie CHAMBERS (née BODY) for over 33 year. Dear father of Patrick CHAMBERS and his partner Kristin GILES, Shawn CHAMBERS all of Sweaburg and Christine CHAMBERS and her friend Casey HARRIS of London and cherished grandfather of Mercedez and Ashton. Loved son of Rollin and Anna (née FRIZZELLE) CHAMBERS of Woodstock. Dear brother of Gerald CHAMBERS and his wife Evelyn, Brian CHAMBERS and Stephen CHAMBERS and his wife Sherry all of London. Michael is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.
Michael was the President of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen of the Diocese of Huron, a past member of the Ingersoll Golf and Country Club and was employed by Annex Publishing until his retirement in 1999. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004, on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Old St. Paul's Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with The Reverend Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. A Brotherhood of the Anglican Churchmen service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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GENGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
BURTON, Frances Joyce
At Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, May 27, 2005. Frances Joyce BURTON of Woodstock in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd George BURTON (1990.) Dear mother of Dr. Randy BURTON and his partner Ava BROADHURST, and Susan RICHARDS and her husband Steve all of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Christopher and John BURTON. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Frances was a member of the Southgate Seniors Centre and was an avid Bridge player. Predeceased by her sister Eleanor MOYER. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Wednesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Big Sisters Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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GENGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-22 published
WHYLEY, Albert " Bert" S.J.
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, August 20th, 2005. Albert (Bert) S.J. WHYLEY of King Street, Woodstock in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Margaret L. WHYLEY (nee STEWARD/STEWART/STUART.) Dear father of Albert L. WHYLEY and his wife Marilyn of Woodstock, Grant WHYLEY of Toronto and by a granddaughter Stephanie. Dear step-father of Jim ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Bob ELLIOT/ELLIOTT both of Woodstock, Ardith SNEATH of Brantford, Penny McCOLEMAN of Mississauga, Laurel WILSON of Hanover and their families. Bert served overseas during World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Air Force, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 Woodstock, Oxford County Naval Veterans Association and Oxford Masonic Lodge #76 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004) Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment later Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. A Legion service under auspices Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 Woodstock will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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GENGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
TRINNEAR, Jane (née SCURR)
At the Copper Terrace Nursing Home on Saturday, October 22nd, 2005, Mrs. Jane TRINNEAR of Chatham in her 86th year. Loving daughter of the late Bill and Emma (TAILOR/TAYLOR) SCURR. Beloved wife of the late William TRINNEAR (2002.) Loving father of John TRINNEAR and his wife Bonnie of Lambeth, Mark TRINNEAR and his wife Maureen of London, and Pam GENGE and her husband Reverend Bruce GENGE of Woodstock. Proud grandmother of Doug, Christine, Matthew, Andrew, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn, and Emily. Predeceased by her brothers Grant SCURR and Douglas SCURR. Jane was born in Chatham and was a charter member of Flying Officer Austin Wright Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire Chapter, and a director of the Chatham Figure Skating Club. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Copper Terrace for their kindness and compassion. Family and Friends are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham (519) 352-2710, on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Heather SCOTT of Victoria Avenue United Church and Reverend Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society or Copper Terrace.

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GENGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
GODDARD- GENGE, Jill (née GENGE)
World War 2 Veteran and accomplished Equestrian. Peacefully, at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie, on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the age of 78 years. Jill, beloved mother of Jacqueline GODDARD of Alliston and Sara-Jane GODDARD of Brampton. Cherished grandma of Jennifer Marie GORDON. Dear sister of Mary GENGE of England. A Memorial Service in Jill's honour will be held on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 12 noon at the Woodbine Racetrack Sales Pavillion (corner of Derry Rd. and Hwy. 27), Etobicoke. A reception will follow at 1: 30 p.m. at J.J. Muggs Restaurant in the Woodbine Centre. For further information, please call (647) 296-4172. In memory of Jill, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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GENIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
HARRIS, Rose (née GENIK)
Peacefully, on Thursday, December 1, 2005, at the age of 90. Loving wife of the late James HARRIS. Beloved mother of Joyce (Luba) and her husband George KARAFILIS. Cherished Baba of Katrina and Tanya and their loving husbands Joe and Marco. Adoring pra-baba of Zoriona. Now reunited in heaven with her son Terry. Resting at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St. (near Dundas), on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Chapel Service on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment at Prospect Cemetery. Panachyda Sunday at 7 p.m.

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GENIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-04 published
BOTTOMS, Ann (MATIKA)
At London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital on Saturday, July 2, 2005 Ann (MATIKA) BOTTOMS in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Edward BOTTOMS. Dear mother of Dr. Thomas BOTTOMS of Green Valley, Arizona and Dr. Carol Ann GENIN and her husband Gene of Unionville. Dear sister of Joseph MATIKA and his wife Leona of Innerkip. Loving grandmother of Michael Alexander and Scott Nicholas GENIN. A private family visitation and funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184). Cremation to follow, with a private family interment of cremated remains at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London Ontario, N6A 3R6 or to the charity of your choice.

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GENNARO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-11 published
MITCHELL, Myrtle Cecilia (CAMPBELL)
On Sunday, March 6th, after a courageous battle with Alzheimers, Myrtle Cecilia (CAMPBELL) in her 83rd year passed away with her loving family at her side. Beloved wife for 60 years to William Andrew (Mitch.) Cherished mother of Cindy BUIST and her loving partner Jack GENNARO; and Brenda ROUND and her loving husband Dave. Adored Grandmother of Andrew and Holly ROUND. Predeceased by her brother Bill (late Gladys). Survived by her brothers Doug (Betty), Elmer (Jeannine). Predeceased by brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Betty. Survived by brother-in-laws Stu and Bud, sister-in-laws Ruth and Joan (Bill). At Myrtle's request there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service and internment of cremated remains will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Longworth Long Term Care and Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home for their compassionate care. As an expression of sympathy and in memory of Myrtle, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of London.

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GENNARO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
ALTILIA, Lucille
Peacefully, at Union Villa Nursing Home, on Thursday, March 3, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Pascal (Pat), and loving mother to Jim and Lyn, Paul and Carol, Reverend Leonard, Marie and Mike GENNARO, and Cathy and Don TREDGER. Grandmother to Steven (Chrissy,) Jennifer (Chris), Christine (Pat), James (Arlyn), Jason (Cher), Stephen (Alicia), Michael (Chantal), Michelle, Tyson, and Graydon. Great-grandmother to Noah, Matthew, Mark, Morgan, Tristan, and James. Visitation at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham (3 lights north of Highway 7), 905-305-8508, from 2-4: 30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Mass at Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Ave. (north of Finch), on Monday, March 7 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Unionville Home Society (905-477-2822) or The Jesuits of Upper Canada (416-778-1505).

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-02-04 published
Two die in Hwy. 26 crash
By Michael GENNINGS, Special to the Connection, page 14
A funeral mass was held Tuesday morning at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Stayner for John GOORTS, 46, who died in a fiery accident on Hwy. 26 Friday.
Also dead was Stephen WILKINSON, 48, of Barrie.
The mishap took place just before 5: 30 p.m., when the road was busy with weekend traffic.
Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police said that an Oldsmobile Alero, driven by WILKINSON, was eastbound when it struck a westbound Oldsmobile Intrigue.
According to police, after hitting the Intrigue the Alero continued eastbound and collided with a westbound Volkswagen Jetta, driven by GOORTS.
The two men were transported by ambulance to Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
Donations to a trust fund for GOORTS' daughters, Leah, 14 and twins Jenna and Kara, 12 are being accepted at the Stayner branch of Toronto-Dominion Canada Trust.

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

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-08-26 published
Centre Line Road crash leaves 2 dead
Speed, alcohol and lack of seatbelts all factors police say
By Michael GENNINGS, The Connection, Page 1
Two people who died in a two vehicle crash in Clearview Township early Wednesday morning weren't wearing their seatbelts.
Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police said the crash, which took place around 1: 40 a.m., involved a truck and car on Centre Line Road, just north of County Rd. 9.
Investigators said a 2002 Ford pickup, heading south, sideswiped a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier that was northbound.
The truck subsequently rolled and its three passengers were ejected. None of them were wearing seatbelts, police said, adding they suspect speed and alcohol were factors in the incident.
The driver of the Ford, Kelly PERKIN, 27, of Stayner, was pronounced dead at the scene and two other occupants were transported by ambulance to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Daniel HOULE, 23, of Stroud, died at G&M. HOULE is a former resident of Stayner. Mary MILLIGAN, 25, of Wasaga Beach, was treated for what police are calling minor injuries and released.
The operator of the other vehicle, 39-year-old Jacob LALKENS of Stayner, was not injured in the crash, police said.
The investigation continues.
Both funerals are being held Saturday, for HOULE at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 315 Pine Street, Stayner; and for PERKIN at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Hwy. 26, Stayner. Visitations were set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark KINNEY, in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, said the mishap serves as a reminder about why people should buckle up.
"Studies have proven you are more safe if you are secured inside a vehicle and something happens," he said.
Last week's incident falls on the heels of a similar story that took place on August 12. Melissa GOMEZ, 21, of Toronto, died after the GMC Envoy she was a passenger in lost control on Highway 400, near Highway 89, and was struck by a Ford 500.
GOMEZ wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time and later died at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-10-14 published
Plucky four-year-old succumbs to cancer
By Micheal GENNINGS, The Connection, Page 4
Racheal WOODMAN four, of Stayner lost her battle with glioblastoma early Thursday morning.
Family friend Helen WATERS told The Connection that Racheal died at her Stayner home shortly after 6 a.m. with her parents at her side.
Racheal was the daughter of Suzanne TWIGGER and Ivan WOODMAN.
The little girl was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a brain tumour, on October 13, 2003.
Since her diagnosis Racheal had been in and out of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, where she received treatment, including chemotherapy.
Doctors say that 50 per cent or less of the children diagnosed with glioblastoma survive.
Racheal was well-known in the community. People rallied around Racheal and her family during the little girl's health troubles, donating money to help cover expenses.
Among the organizations to step up to the plate was the Royal Canadian Legion and numerous individuals.
Family and Friends can pay their respect to Racheal's family at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home in Stayner today (Friday). A visitation is from 3-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.
A funeral for Racheal will take place at 1: 30 p.m at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street, in Collingwood on Saturday.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-12-16 published
Founder of region's Big Brothers organization dies
Sailor, Canadian Football League player player, husband, teacher remembered
By Michael GENNINGS, The Connection, Page 17
A former Georgian Triangle man who served his country in a time of war, enjoyed a brief Canadian Football League career and went on to become a passionate teacher and founder of the local chapter of Big Brothers, died last month in Saskatchewan.
John PENNOCK died November 15 in a Saskatoon hospital following injuries he received three weeks earlier when a car making an illegal left turn hit him.
He was 81.
"His death leaves a large hole in the lives of a lot of people," close friend John LIOTTA of Collingwood said Monday. "Everyone I've spoken to has felt a real sense of loss. People loved John and that feeling was reciprocated."
PENNOCK's wife of 58 years, Myrt, in a telephone interview Monday, said the car struck him during an afternoon walk near their apartment in the prairie city.
The Regina native came to the Georgian Triangle in 1968 to become the principal at Stayner Collegiate Institute. By that time, however, he'd already had an impressive career.
He spent four years in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, serving as a seaman on a ship that hunted German submarines in the North Atlantic.
After the war PENNOCK returned to dry land and finished his high school studies in Regina, meeting and marrying his wife in the process. Around the same time he played for just over a year as a guard with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"He was a very good athlete. He played sports the whole time growing up. It was something you could do in those days even if you didn't have a lot of money."
PENNOCK left the Canadian Football League to attend McGill University in Montreal, where after three years he earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education.
He subsequently went to the University of Manitoba for a year, where he took further education courses.
After he taught for two years in Saskatoon and then rejoined the Navy as a lieutenant-commander. He would again serve his country for seven years. PENNOCK returned to the military because the couple struggled to make ends meet after his university studies, his wife said.
When he left the service it was back to teaching, this time in Stoney Creek, Ontario PENNOCK was a physical education teacher until he came to Stayner Collegiate as principal.
PENNOCK and his wife lived in Wasaga Beach when they were in the Georgian Triangle.
His idea to start Big Brothers in the Georgian Triangle came in 1969 following a church convention the couple attended in Pennsylvania.
"We both came home with the same idea -- that something like this was needed," she said.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-12-23 published
Zenardo built homes and communities in Georgian Triangle
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 29
Dennis ZANARDO, a man who not only built hundreds of homes in Wasaga Beach but invested in its community infrastructure, died Monday following what family members say was a short and courageous six-week battle with liver cancer.
His life was celebrated by an estimated 450 people Thursday at the Wasage Beach RecPlex, a facility the man played a role in building.
He was 51.
Marilyn RUTTAN, his companion for much of the last 12 years, said that during his fight with cancer he was always optimistic about the outcome.
ZANARDO was intimately associated with the local residential construction industry. He was associated with Fernbrook Homes and jointly owned Zancor Homes, a company with residential subdivision developments in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Stayner.
RUTTAN said ZANARDO, a Brampton native who enjoyed some success as a high school basketball player before entering the family business, will be missed by a number of people.
Wasaga Beach mayor Cal PATTERSON recalled ZANARDO, a close friend, on Monday afternoon.
"I think his character is what will be remembered," he said. "Dennis was one of those larger than life guys.
PATTERSON said that ZANARDO, a jovial six-foot, four-inch man, loved Wasaga Beach and its people. The mayor added that ZANARDO, who owned part of Zancor Homes, was always trying to find a way to better the community.
ZANARDO donated the landscaping for the new library when it opened about 10 years ago. He donated the building in which the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce is now located and the brick canteen building at the Wasaga Beach Sports Park and was a big financial contributor each year to the Carly Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament.
"There are so many things Dennis did for Wasaga Beach," PATTERSON said.
His generosity extended beyond the Beach. ZANARDO also gave financially to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
One of his favourite annual things was the Christmas party he threw for Friends and owners of Zancor houses. ZANARDO's one condition was that people bring a toy for children of less fortunate families.
"I spent Saturday with him. I was there about seven hours. Dennis was a really good friend. My children called him Uncle Dennis and when my daughter died he was right there by my side," PATTERSON explained.
PATTERSON's 22-year-old daughter, Carly, died from Hodgkins Disease in 1998.
ZANARDO tried to win a council seat in the early years but failed, the mayor remembered.
Former mayor Walter BORTHWICK also spoke fondly of ZANARDO on Monday. He said their relationship started off professionally about 15 years ago but added it quickly developed into a Friendship.
"Dennis was such a warm and generous individual," BORTHWICK said. "I'm sure to some, that because he was a big fellow who worked in construction, he seemed a bit rough around the edges but he was a very good man."
Paul PULLMAN was also Friends with ZANARDO, who people lovingly called Dennis the Menace. He said they met through a real estate broker in 1992 when PULLMAN, a freight broker, moved to Wasaga.
"He was a gregarious guy who had a heart of gold," PULLMAN said. "He was always helping people out when they were in trouble."
Simcoe-Grey member of provincial parliament Jim WILSON said Monday he was saddened to learn of ZANARDO's death.
"Dennis was a big supporter for all of my (political) years and yet he never asked for anything. He was a big fellow and his heart matched his size," WILSON said. "He was much too young to die."
ZANARDO is survived by his mother Jean, sister Nadine and brother Eric.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-08-31 published
Centre Line Road crash leaves two people dead
Speed, alcohol and lack of seatbelts a factor
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
Two People who died in a two vehicle crash in Clearview Township early Wednesday morning weren't wearing their seatbelts.
Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police said the crash, which took place around 1: 40 a.m., involved a truck and car on Centre Line Road, just north of Cty. Rd. 9.
Investigators said a 2002 Ford pickup, heading south, sideswiped a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier that was northbound.
The truck subsequently rolled and its three passengers were ejected. None of them were wearing seatbelts, police said, adding they suspect speed and alcohol were factors in the incident.
The driver of the Ford, Kelly PERKIN, 27, of Stayner, was pronounced dead at the scene and two other occupants were transported by ambulance to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Daniel HOULE, 23, of Stroud, died at G&M. HOULE is a former resident of Stayner.
Mary MILLIGAN, 25, of Wasaga Beach, was treated for what police are calling minor injuries and released.
The operator of the other vehicle, 39-year-old Jacob LALKENS of Stayner, was not injured in the crash, police said.
The investigation continues.
Funeral services for HOULE and PERKIN took place Saturday in Stayner. A funeral for HOULE was held at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and a service for PERKIN took place at 1 p.m. at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark KINNEY, in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, said the mishap serves as a reminder about why people should buckle up.
safe if you are secured inside a vehicle and something happens," he said.
Last week's incident falls on the heels of a similar story that took place on August 12. Melissa GOMEZ, 21, of Toronto, died after the GMC Envoy she was a passenger in lost control on Hwy. 400, near Hwy. 89, and was struck by a Ford 500.
GOMEZ wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time and later died at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-08-31 published
This didn't need to happen: driver
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
The Driver of the Chevrolet Cavalier that was sideswiped by a Ford truck on Centre line Road last week said he is sorry for the injury and death that followed, adding none of it needed to happen.
"I know it was not my fault, the police told me, but I feel sorry for the victims and their families," Jacob LALKENS of Stayner told The Sun.
Kelly PERKIN, 27, of Stayner and Daniel HOULE, 23, of Stroud were killed as a result of the crash.
Mary MILLIGAN, 25, of Wasaga Beach, was injured but not seriously.
All three were riding in the Ford truck -- PERKIN driving -- as it went south on Centre line Road.
LALKENS said he was driving home from Honda in Alliston, when the two vehicles collided around 1: 40 a.m. on Wednesday
The production worker who lives on Weir Street said he's been employed at the automotive plant for three years and made the drive on numerous occasions without any problem.
"I was just before the top of the hill and they came over and hit me. There was no time to react," LALKENS said. "After I just stopped. I didn't expect what happened."
None of the truck's occupants were strapped in. PERKIN was ejected when the vehicle entered the east ditch and rolled. HOULE and MILLIGAN were also tossed from the vehicle.
"I picked up my cell phone and called 911, got out and walked back there. At first I didn't see them. (I found out) there were already witnesses: paying attention to them," LALKENS explained.
He said the whole incident was "weird" and that he didn't want to talk any further about what transpired.
Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police Mark KINNEY said traffic investigators believe speed and alcohol also contributed to the crash.
Police are continuing to look into the matter.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-10-19 published
Crash kills village man
Funeral held Tuesday, police continue investigation
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
Funeral Services for 20-year-old Christopher DAY of Creemore, killed Friday night when his car struck two horses on Fairgrounds Road, took place yesterday afternoon.
Mourners gathered at Fawcett's Funeral Home on Mill Street in Creemore to pay their respects.
"This is very unfortunate. Words can't say how I feel," Muriel DAY, Christopher's 73-year-old grandmother, told The Sun on Monday. "I've seen so many people die from this town over the years."
The crash which claimed DAY's life took place around 10: 40 p.m. Friday night. Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark KINNEY said that DAY was traveling northbound on Fairgrounds Road, about 1.3 kilometres north of County Rd. 91, when his black 1999 Pontiac four-door struck the two horses.
Someone from a home on Fairgrounds Road, KINNEY noted, called in the crash to 911 operators who dispatched emergency personnel.
"He'd left here to pick up his girlfriend from work at Tim Hortons in Collingwood," DAY said of her grand_son, who for the last couple years lived with his grandparents at their Jardine Crescent home in Creemore.
KINNEY said paramedics transported DAY to Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police were at the accident scene until almost 5 a.m. Saturday morning, investigating what transpired.
There was no information available Monday about how the horses got loose, who they belonged to or whether the owners will be charged.
DAY was the only son of Gwen DAY, who lives in Collingwood with her common-law partner Ron GROVES.
DAY's grandmother said he attended elementary school at Nottawasaga-Creemore Public School and later transferred to Admiral Collingwood Public School. He also went to Collingwood Collegiate Institute and Stayner Collegiate Institute.
Lately DAY worked nights at a New Lowell company building house trusses. But, his grandmother said, his real ambition was to become a chef. She said he did work briefly at the kitchens of some local resorts but left to find better paying employment.
DAY talked about attending a cooking program at Toronto's George Brown College some day, she noted. "That was his ambition -- but it's gone now." Another area of interest was computers.
"He was excellent with using a computer. He had a real knack he could make it talk to him," his grandmother said.
Police continue their investigation.
The family said that donations in memory of DAY can be made to any charity.
DAY was cremated and burial took place a Creemore Union Cemetery.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-10-19 published
Racheal loses her battle to live
Youngster dies two years after diagnosis
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
Racheal WOODMAN, four, of Stayner lost her battle with glioblastoma early Thursday morning.
Family friend Helen WATERS told The Sun that Racheal died at her Stayner home shortly after 6 a.m. with her parents at her side.
Racheal was the daughter of Suzanne TWIGGER and Ivan WOODMAN.
The little girl was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a brain tumour, on October 13, 2003.
Since her diagnosis Racheal had been in and out of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, where she received treatment, including chemotherapy.
Doctors say that 50 per cent or less of the children diagnosed with glioblastoma survive.
During her struggle, Racheal became well-known in the community. People rallied around the red-head and her family, donating money to help cover expenses.
Among the organizations to step up to the plate was the Royal Canadian Legion, and numerous individuals.
Also mourning Racheal's death are her grandparents Wayne and Joanne TWIGGER. Bonnie and Barry FIEBIG, Jim and Iona ANDERSON, Teddie and Marie WOODMAN and great-grandparents Wesley and Reta BASSO, Beryl BROCK and Doris FIEBIG.
A funeral for Racheal was at at First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood on Saturday.
The family said that donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation for Paediatric Research, 301-620 Colborne. Street, London, Ontario, N6B 3R9 or the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-12-14 published
Big Brothers founder dies
John PENNOCK was a lot of things in life but his legacy is no doubt founding an organization locally that provides young children with a role model
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
A former Georgian Triangle man who served his country in a time of war, enjoyed a brief Canadian Football League career and went on to become a passionate teacher and founder of the local chapter of Big Brothers, died last month in Saskatchewan.
John PENNOCK died November 15 in a Saskatoon hospital following injuries he received three weeks earlier when a car making an illegal left turn hit him.
He was 81.
"His death leaves a large hole in the lives of a lot of people," close friend John LIOTTA of Collingwood said Monday. "Everyone I've spoken to has felt a real sense of loss. People loved John and that feeling was reciprocated."
PENNOCK's wife of 58 years, Myrt, in a telephone interview Monday, said the car struck him during an afternoon walk near their apartment in the prairie city. Walking is something she said her husband enjoyed doing regularly.
The Regina native came to the Georgian Triangle in 1968 to become the principal at Stayner Collegiate Institute. By that time, however he'd already had an impressive career.
He spent four years in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, serving as a seaman on a ship that hunted German submarines in the North Atlantic.
After the war PENNOCK returned to dry land and finished his high school studies in Regina, meeting and marrying his wife in the process. Around the same time he played for just over a year as a guard with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"He was a very good athlete. He played sports the whole time growing up. It was something you could do in those days even if you didn't have a lot of money".
PENNOCK left the Canadian Football League to attend McGill University in Montreal where after three years he earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education.
He subsequently went to the University of Manitoba for a year, where he took further education courses.
After he taught for two years in Saskatoon and then rejoined the Navy as a lieutenant-commander. He would again serve his country for seven years. PENNOCK returned to the military because the couple struggled to make ends meet after his university studies, his wife said.
When he left the service it was back to teaching, this time in Stoney Creek, Ontario PENNOCK was a physical education teacher until he came to Stayner Collegiate as principal.
PENNOCK and his wife lived in Wasaga Beach when they were in the Georgian triangle.
LIOTTA, the head of guidance at Stayner Collegiate when PENNOCK was principal, said that his friend always had an open door policy at the high school.
"Every decision he made was based on what is good for the person involved," LIOTTA said, adding "We shared a lot of times together, our wives became Friends and we visited one another."
PENNOCK's wife made similar comments.
"He was totally committed to education, his community and family," Myrt said. "He really liked young people."
His idea to start Big Brothers in the Georgian Triangle came in 1969 following a church convention the couple attended in Pennsylvania. Myrt recalled that while in the United States the Big Brothers program was one of the topics discussed.
"We both came home with the same idea -- that something like this was needed," she said.
PENNOCK got the ball rolling by writing a letter to Big Brothers of Canada. The organization put him in touch with the Orillia chapter, which helped him get Big Brothers of South Georgian Bay off the ground.
The founder didn't limit himself to the administrative work that came with getting Big Brothers operational. A history of the local chapter, compiled by staff, notes that PENNOCK himself helped paint and paper the first office at the old King George School in Collingwood.
He also spoke to area service clubs to drum up funds.
"John's passing is a real loss to our community," Debbie KESHESHIAN, the current executive director of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle, said Friday
PENNOCK left Stayner Collegiate after seven years to work as a superintendent with the Simcoe County Board of Education and finally retired in 1983.
Still, his wife said, they didn't really put their feet up. After retiring the couple went to Japan for a year where he taught English.
Once home PENNOCK continued helping the community volunteering with the Easter Seal Society and the Red Cross, Myrt said.
The couple also "traveled all over the world", she added.
Her husband's other interests included collecting stamps and jazz music.
Almost six years ago they decided it was time to be closer to family Myrt explained they moved to Saskatoon, where their son Dan lives. Another son, Michael, lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and a daughter, Jorja WEISS, is in Guelph.
Moving to Saskatoon wasn't a hard choice, his wife said.
"John was always a prairie boy at heart," she said.
As such PENNOCK was cremated and his ashes spread on the prairies. Along with his wife and three children, PENNOCK is survived by five grand_sons.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-12-14 published
Deacon John passes away, 84
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 6
John Elsworth BOUDREAU, a deacon at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Stayner, died at Collingwood General and Hospital on Thursday.
BOUDREAU, 64, died from respiratory illness, friend and fellow deacon Dave WHALL said.
"He was a very holy man -- he had a real love of God," WHALL said Monday night during an interview.
BOUDREAU, who served 31 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, retiring as a flight sergeant, was married to his wife, Vi, for 52 years.
He was ordained 31 years ago one of the first group of deacons to be ordained for the Archdiocese of Toronto.
As a deacon BOUDREAU served Catholics attending St. Patrick's and St. Noël Chabanel Roman Catholic Church in Wasaga Beach until his retirement almost three years ago.
WHALL said that BOUDREAU spent much of his time visiting shut-ins and people in hospital.
"Your principal role as a deacon is to minister to the disenfranchised," WHALL explained.
Although BOUDREAU lived at Bay Haven Nursing Home in Collingwood before his death, WHALL said for a number of years BOUDREAU called Stayner and Wasaga Beach home.
Funeral services for BOUDREAU are scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday.
Friends will be received at St. Patrick's on Friday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a vigil service at 8 p.m. A funeral mass is at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
St. Patrick's is located on William Street.
Burial will take place at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery on County Rd. 91.
The family says that if desired donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or ShareLife, both care of the church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner, Ontario, L0M 1S0.
BOUDREAU is survived by his wife Vi, and three children: John of Campbell River, British Columbia, Erma HAWKINS of Saint John's, Newfoundland and Sylvia LACHANCE of Longueuil, Quebec

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-12-21 published
Community builder dies after battling cancer
Memorial service set for Thursday in Wasaga
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 8
Dennis ZANARDO, a man who not only built hundreds of homes in Wasaga Beach but invested in its community infrastructure, died Monday following what family members say was a short and courageous six-week battle with liver cancer.
He was 51.
Marilyn RUTTAN, his companion for much of the last 12 years, said that during his fight with cancer he was always optimistic about the outcome!
RUTTAN said ZANARDO, a Brampton native who enjoyed some success as a high school basketball player before entering the family business, will be missed by a number of people.
"He was definitely loved," she said.
Wasaga Beach mayor Cal PATTERSON recalled ZANARDO, a close friend, on Monday afternoon.
"I think his character is what will be remembered," he said. "Dennis was one of those larger than life guys.
PATTERSON said that ZANARDO, a jovial six-foot, four-inch man, loved Wasaga Beach and its people. The mayor added that ZANARDO, who owned part of Zancor Homes, was always trying to find a way to better the community.
"Dennis felt he could never do enough," PATTERSON said.
His touch can be found in countless places around town. For exam pie, PATTERSON said that ZANARDO donated the landscaping for the new library when it opened about 10 years ago. As well, he donated the building in which the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce is now located.
ZANARDO also donated the brick canteen building at the Wasaga Beach Sports Park and was a big financial contributor each year to the Carly Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament.
"There are so many things Dennis did for Wasaga Beach," PATTERSON said.
His generosity extended beyond the Beach. ZANARDO also gave financially to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
One of his favourite annual things was the Christmas party he threw for Friends and owners of Zancor houses. ZANARDO's one condition was that people bring a toy for children of less fortunate families.
"I spent Saturday with him. I was there about seven hours. Dennis was a really good friend. My children called him Uncle Dennis and when my daughter died he was right there by my side," PATTERSON explained.
His 22-year-old daughter, Carly, died from Hodgkins Disease in ZANARDO and PATTERSON first met about 16 years ago shortly after the developer began work in the community. Along with building homes here and giving back to Wasaga, ZANARDO tried to win a council seat in the early years but failed, the mayor remembered.
PATTERSON said he learned of ZANARDO's death early Monday morning, around 4 a.m. He said that he went over to the house to be with RUTTAN.
Former mayor Walter BORTHWICK also spoke fondly of ZANARDO on Monday. He said their relationship started off professionally about 15 years ago but added it quickly developed into a Friendship.
"Dennis was such a warm and generous individual," BORTHWICK said. "I'm sure to some, that because he was a big fellow who worked in construction, he seemed a bit rough around the edges but he was a very good man."
It was just a week ago. that BORTHWICK said he popped in to see ZANARDO.
"We had a good chat and did a lot of catching up. Quite frankly I knew he wasn't well but I was really surprised when I got the phone call this morning."
BORTHWICK later added that "Dennis was one of those people who made it very easy to remember the good times now that he is no longer with us."
Paul PULLMAN was also Friends with ZANARDO, who people lovingly called Dennis the Menace. He said they met through a real estate broker in 1992 when PULLMAN, a freight broker, moved to Wasaga.
"We just hit it off," PULLMAN said. He recalled they often went for lunch, would play cards, visit Casino Rama near Orillia or just get together for some drinks.
"He was a gregarious guy who had a heart of gold," PULLMAN said. "He was always helping people out when they were in trouble."
PULLMAN noted he last saw ZANARDO Sunday.
"He couldn't really talk but he understood what we said. We communicated by holding hands and I talked to him."
Simcoe-Grey member of provincial parliament Jim WILSON said Monday he was saddened to learn of ZANARDO's death.
"Dennis was a big supporter for all of my (political) years and yet he never asked for anything. He was a big fellow and his heart matched his size," WILSON said. "He was much too young to die."
Former Wasaga clerk Eric COLLINGWOOD remarked that from his first meeting he knew that the man would do Wasaga proud.
"His dreams were big, the projects were even bigger but being guided by the goodness of his heart many of these dreams and projects became reality." The Town of Wasaga Beach has grown and prospered from just knowing 'Dennis the Menace'," said COLLINGWOOD.
Despite ZANARDO's fun-loving and hard working ethic, he was also a big reader, RUTTAN said.
"I don't think many people knew that," she added.
Every day ZANARDO would read The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and The Toronto Sun.
She said he also read local community newspapers in the area.
"He always wanted to see them the day they came out," she said.
ZANARDO enjoyed a good relationship with the Metroland newspaper chain, which includes The Sun. He often called the newspaper in the late 1990s to let reporters know of charity events he was corporately supporting, but shied away himself from the limelight.
A service in memory of ZANARDO is scheduled for Thursday at the RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street, from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family asks that donations in memory of ZANARDO be made to the RecPlex. ZANARDO was on the committee that oversees fundraising for the multi-use facility,
ZANARDO is survived by his mother Jean, sister Nadine and brother Eric.

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GENNINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
GENNINGS, Inona (CAUTHERS)
Passed away at Riverwood Retirement Home, Alliston, Ontario on Friday, December 9, 2005, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley GENNINGS. Loved mother of Margaret and her husband Jack HOPKINS of Ottawa, Ruth and her husband Gord COOPER of Markdale, and Nona and her husband Phil JOINER of Ajax. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jim CAUTHERS, Edna ARMSTRONG and predeceased by Harold, Austin, Charlie, Roscoe CAUTHERS and Hazel MABLEY. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy CAUTHERS. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Mansfield Presbyterian Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Fletcher Cres., Alliston, Ontario L9R 1W7, would be appreciated.

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