GIBBS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-04 published
HARRISON, Stanley Roy
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005, of Markdale, formerly of Proton, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Martha OSTRANDER. Loving father of Marilyn (Bill) GIBBS, of Burlington, Wayne (Donna) HARRISON, of Brampton and Linda (John) LAVALLEE, of Markdale. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren, Trudy (Scott) OVERELL, Dwayne (Jenn) HOOD, Sean (Stacey) GIBBS, Janel (Colin) NEWMAN, Craig HARRISON and seven great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Isabelle OSTRANDER, of Priceville, Joyce ROBINSON, of New Brunswick, the late Hilda NICHOLSON, Jones and Ralph HARRISON. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Friday, March 4th, from 3: 30 to 5:30 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 5th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment, Salem Cemetery, Proton. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
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GIBBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
KNOWLES, Linda Ann (née GIBBS)
Surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer, Linda Ann (GIBBS) KNOWLES, at the age of 56, on Sunday, March 6th, 2005. Beloved wife and soul mate of Brian KNOWLES of Strathroy. Loving mother and best friend of Heather and Rob BICE and special nana to Kaitlyn, Taylor and Brendan BICE all of Strathroy. Only daughter of Mary GIBBS and the late Harvey GIBBS of Sarnia. Predeceased by parents-in-law John and Judy KNOWLES, brothers-in-law Bob and Barry KNOWLES all of Sarnia. She will be sadly missed by brother and sisters-in-law Barbara (Lloyd) EYRE, Ruthann KNOWLES and Pat KNOWLES of Sarnia as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7: 00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, north, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, March 10th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Linda, are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation Cancer Centre or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Canada.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
GIBSON, Aldrid Garfield " Garry"
Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Friday, September 2, 2005, Aldrid Garfield "Garry" GIBSON, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Wingham and Oshawa, age 81. Beloved husband of Ella Lorraine (BROPHEY) GIBSON. Loved father and father-in-law of Darryl GIBSON and his wife Brenda BUSHELL of Yohahama, Japan, Deborah and Reid DINGWALL of LaRonge, Saskatchewan, David and Colleen GIBSON of Forest, Donald and Monika GIBSON of Saint Marys and Drew GIBSON of Tokyo, Japan. Loving grandpa of Sonya and Chris, Nathan and Angela, Ashley, Garrett, Kyle, Kurtis, Keenan and great-grandpa of Caleb, Sonya and Nola. Dear brother of Bonnie MacDOUGALL of Burlington and brother-in-law of Paul and Cathie BROPHEY of Port Huron, Inez and Cliff "Tip" FRASER of Forest, Archie GIBBS of Parkhill and Ron BROPHEY of Thedford. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother Crawford GIBSON and his wife Bette, sister Lou REFFELL and her husband Harry, sisters-in-law Jean GIBBS and Eva BROPHEY. Private family services entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Garry was Past Master of Forest Lodge No. 162 of Wroxeter and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GIBBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
FOREMAN, Lily (GIBBS)
At Central Park Lodge Retirement Home, London on Thursday, October 6th, 2005 Lily (GIBBS) FOREMAN of London in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Stephen Charles FOREMAN. Dear mother of David FOREMAN and his wife Diana of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan., and Gail ROBINSON and her husband Brian of London. Loving grandmother of Stephen, Lisa, Amy and Anne and great-grandmother of Emma, Kara, Amanda and Ryder. Lily will be fondly remembered by her nephew Bill WEBB and his wife Roberta. Lily's family would like to thank the staff of Central Park Lodge for their care and kindness given to their mother. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of St. Andrew Memorial, 49 Foxbar Road at Wellington Road, London on Wednesday, October 12th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Church of St. Andrew Memorial Renovation Fund, 49 Foxbar Road, London, Ontario N6C 2A6 or to the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, Ontario N5W 3Z6. (online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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GIBBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-18 published
GIBBS, Gary David
Remembering Gary David GIBBS, who left us too soon, October 18, 2003. Each of us miss you in our own way We will quietly remember you every day No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts you are always there Love forever, mother, father, brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-18 published
GIBBS, Gary
In loving memory of my husband Gary, who passed away October 18th, 2003. Memories keep you near Time unfolds another year In our hearts your memory is kept To cherish and never forget. Orla

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GIBBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-03-15 published
KNOWLES, Linda Ann (née GIBBS)
Surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer, Linda Ann (GIBBS) KNOWLES, at the age of 56 on Sunday, March 6, 2005. Beloved wife and soul mate of Brian KNOWLES of Strathroy. Loving mother and best friend of Heather and Rob BICE and special nana to Kaitlyn, Taylor, and Brendan BICE, all of Strathroy. Only daughter of Mary GIBBS and the late Harvey GIBBS of Sarnia. Predeceased by parents-in-law John and Judy KNOWLES, brothers-in-law Bob and Barry KNOWLES, all of Sarnia. She will be sadly missed by brother and sisters-in-law Barbara (Lloyd) EYRE, Ruthann KNOWLES and Pat KNOWLES of Sarnia as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation was held on Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the memorial service was conducted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 3 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Linda are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation Cancer Centre or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Canada.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-03 published
McGIVERN, Barbara Jane (née GIBBS)
It is with regret that the family announces the peaceful passing of Barbara Jane at the North York General Hospital on December 22, 2004. Wife of the late Alex McGIVERN, Controller North York (1963-1976). Loving mother of Bruce (Barbara), Barbara and Jim of Vancouver. Grandmother of Todd, Leanne and Tricia. Dear aunt of Peter and Susan JACKSON. The family gives special thanks to David PIXLEY, Gladys AZUCENA and the doctors and nurses of the Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Units of the North York General Hospital for their care and understanding. Jane was the first women President of Toronto Liberals, President of Toronto Women's Liberal Association, and an active member of the Tuesday Luncheon Club and active in numerous Liberal campaigns. Jane was the Campaign Manager for James E. WALKER, Federal Whip, Phil GIVENS Mayor of Toronto and worked on many campaigns. She had a long career supporting the Liberals and was a delegate at many of the leadership conventions including Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Jane ran her own successful real estate business until last year when she retired at the age of 83. She was also an active member of the Toronto Real Estate Board and President of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Toronto Chapter. Acelebration of her life will be held on Wednesday January 5, 2005 from 5 - 8 p.m. at 44 Charles St. West 31st Floor Toronto. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Lung Association or the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-20 published
GIBBS, William Robert John
Passed away peacefully at the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Connie. Loving father of Marilyn and her husband Iain FRASER. Cherished grandfather of Christopher CHOMYSHYN and Natalie CHOMYSHYN. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-13 published
DURANCE, Cynthia Jean (October 3, 1940-September 7, 2005)
Suddenly, in Ottawa, of circulatory complications. Survived by her mother Ruth DURANCE; sisters Pat (James,) Eva, and Sylvia (Alan); brother Timothy (Rebecca); nieces Carolyn, Jennifer, Sheila, Kimberley, Rebecca, Anna, and Victoria; nephews Michael, David, and James. Predeceased by father John Henry and brother John Richard.
Cynthia grew up in Sarnia, Ontario and graduated in 1962 with a B.A. from Victoria University, Toronto. She received her Master of Library Science in 1967 from McGill University after initial work at Dalhousie University Library.
Cynthia began her career at Carleton University, Ottawa. At University of Waterloo, while head of Cataloguing, she played a leading role in an international resource-sharing project. In 1974 she joined the Federal Public Service where she served with distinction for 25 years, initially in the National Library as Director of the Cataloguing Branch and later as Director of the Office of Network Development. She held positions in national and international associations and published widely on library standards and network development.
Cynthia's subsequent work, in the National Archives, centred on developing archival descriptive standards, creating an archival database and management of international archival holdings.
After retiring in 2000, Cynthia began hosting foreign students in her home. She enjoyed their youthful company, their different cultural backgrounds, and the opportunity to help them adjust to Canadian life.
Cynthia was a long-time member of the Zonta Club of Ottawa, a professional women's service club promoting women's welfare locally and internationally. Her generosity, concern for others, and lively sense of humour will be greatly missed by her many family members and close Friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, September 17 at First Unitarian Church, Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Zonta Club, (c/o Elizabeth GIBBS, President, 9 Ancroft Crt., Ottawa, K2G 4A5) or the Canadian Cancer Society, Ottawa would be appreciated.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-02 published
McGIVERN, Barbara Jane (née GIBBS)
It is with regret that the family announces the peaceful passing of Barbara Jane at North York General Hospital, on December 22, 2004. Wife of the late Alex McGIVERN, Controller North York (1963-1976.) Loving mother of Ruth (Barbara), Barbara and Jim of Vancouver. Grandmother of Todd, Leanne and Trisha. Dear aunt to Peter and Susan JACKSON. the family gives special thanks to David PIXLEY and Gladys AZUCENA. A special thanks to all of their support, the doctors and nurses of the Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Units of North York General Hospital for their kind care and understanding. Jane was the first woman President of Toronto Liberals, President of Toronto Women's Liberal Association, an active member of the Tuesday Luncheon Club and active in numerous liberal campaigns. Jane was the Campaign Manager for James E. WALKER, Federal Whip, Phil GIVENS, Mayor of Toronto and worked on many campaigns. She had a long career supporting the liberals and was a delegate at many of the leadership conventions including Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Jane ran her own successful real estate business until last year when she retired at the age of 83. She was also an active member of the Toronto Real Estate Board and President of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Toronto Chapter. Celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. at 44 Charles St. West, 31st floor. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Canadian Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
JACKMAN, Iris B.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4th, 2005. Beloved widow of the late Reverend Harold JACKMAN and mother of Aaron GILL, Lorraine SANDY, Liza GILL- GIBBS, Jocelyn HAMILTON (née LOPEZ Carl), Phyllisia LEACOCK (née LOPEZ Trevor), Maria CAPRIETTA, Patricia JACKMAN- ELLIS, Glenda BRUCE, Reverend Jacqueline COLLINS, Llewelyn JACKMAN, Ruth GLASGOW, Ann EMMANUEL, Kenny JACKMAN, Jennifer GRIMES- JACKMAN, Cheryl MOSES, Wendy MORRIS. She will be greatly missed by her 49 grandchildren and her 31 great-grandchildren. Mrs. JACKMAN will also be missed by her sisters Florence NURSE and Monica DUNCAN, and her brothers Reginald BASCOMBE, Alphonso BASCOMBE and George DECOTEAU. Mrs. JACKMAN has family from Trinidad, and throughout the West Indies and the United States. They are coming to Toronto for the funeral. Visitation will be held at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday, February 10 from 7-9 p.m. and also on Friday, February 11 from 5-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Riverside Missionary Church located at 456 King St. E. on Saturday, February 12th at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
GILLHAM, Keith
Suddenly, at Bendale Acres, on Thursday, February 10, 2005. Keith, beloved husband of Marjorie (Millie) BEVERLEY. Dear brother of Roy, Lloyd, Glenn, Nellie McRAE of Angus, Ontario and the late Elsie GIBBS and Gladys GAWTHIER. Brother-in-law of Bonnie BEVERLEY and the late Carolyn McKEOWN. Keith will be fondly remembered by many other relatives and Friends. A special thanks to the staff of Bendale Acres for their care and kindness. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service complete in our Chapel on Sunday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bendale Acres or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
TORNIUS, Leida
Died peacefully, at the Wexford Nursing Home, on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Leida TORNIUS, wife of the late Hugo. Dear sister of Voldmar PARG and his wife Erna. Loving aunt of Ingrid, Paul and Heidie, and great-aunt of Michael PARG and the late Ryan GIBBS. Relatives survive in Estonia. A complete funeral service will be held at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton), on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
HEARN, Jean
Peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, April 11, 2005, in her 75th year. Jean, beloved wife of Ken MONTGOMERY and the late Ken HEARN. Dear mother of Bruce, Ken (Judy,) Sharon (Brian LLOYD), Kimberley MONTGOMERY (Gary). Sister to Alex GIBBS. Beloved grandma to Brad, Jennifer, Brandon and Katie. Memorial Service Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. from The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401), 905-686-5589. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-19 published
GIBBS, Walter Herbert
Peacefully on June 17, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital. Loving husband of Mary. Loving father of Walter M. (Anne), Daniel, Kathy (Cameron), Kevin (Karen), and Gerald (Janice). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Carissa, Adam, Sean, Amanda, Tyler, Katlin, Daniel (D.J.), Spencer, Mikaela, and Justin. Beloved brother of Margaret JONES (Edward.) Much loved by many nieces and nephews. A 28 year veteran of Canadian Pacific Rail Agincourt. The family wishes to express much thanks to Anne MASON and the nurses of B6 for their care and compassion. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Bond Head. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
GWINN, James William
Past president of Alliston Legion Branch 171, Alliston, Ontario. Passed away suddenly at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Saturday, December 10, 2005. Beloved husband of Gwen DRURY of Barrie, Ontario. Dear father of Jim GWINN Jr. Loving Poppy of James, Daniel, Thomas and Rebecca. Dear brother of Mary and Collie BISHOP, Robert and Martha, Melvin and Cathy, Philip and Peggy, Daniel and Mary and predeceased by Lavina GIBBS, Effie MacLEOD, Charles, John and Clem and Abbie. Brother-in-law of Faye and Larry LEQUELENEC, Borden and Bonnie DRURY. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston, Ontario from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. An Alliston Legion Branch 171 Service will be held in the Chapel Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m.

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GIBIETIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
STACHOVSKIS, Olga Alvine (GIBIETIS)
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing home Ailsa Craig on Tuesday May 17, 2005, Olga Alvine (GIBIETIS) STACHOVSKIS formerly of London and Montreal in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Julijs Peters STACHOVSKIS. Dear mother of Juris (George) and Renee STACHOVSKIS of Glendale, Arizona, and Irene and Barry HYNES of Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Dearly loved grandmother of Heather and Kevin, and Holly; and Jason and Karyn and Daniel. A private family memorial service will be held at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home Ailsa Craig (519-293-3331). No funeral home visitation. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Olga STACHOVSKIS.

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GIBLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
ANDERSON, Joan Marie (née GIBLIN) (June 23, 1926-May 6, 2005)
(Secretary of Saint John's Outdoor School, 1971-1991) Very suddenly, but peacefully, mom passed away at Sheridan Villa, Mississauga on Friday, May 6, 2005, loving wife for 49 years of George (2000). Dear mom of Stephen and Gail, Mary, Danielle, Nancy, Estelle and Ross McKIE. Proud grandma of Christy, Neil and Claire; Emma, Declan and Benjamin. Dear sister of John GIBLIN (Brother Gerald,) Virginia; the late Paul GIBLIN, Wildfield. Special thanks to the staff of Sheridan Villa for their compassionate care. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 11873 The Gore Road, R.R.#9, Brampton (Wildfield) on Tuesday morning, May 10 at 9: 30 o'clock (leaving funeral home at 9 a.m.). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. Parish prayers will be held Monday evening at 8 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga L5G 3N6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com"Can a mother forget her infant, without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. See, upon the palms of my hands, I have written your name." Isaiah Chapter 49 We love you Mom!

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GIBLON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-05 published
GIBLON, Shirley Elizabeth
In Florida, on Sunday, January 2, 2005. Shirley, beloved wife of Dr. Jerome. Dear mother of Frank and his wife Roz, Daniel, Suzanne and her husband Clyde. Cherished grandmother of Arielle and Zachary. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at 12: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Shaar Shalom Synagogue section. Shiva 53 Montressor Drive. Donations may be made to the Reuben Feuerstein Learning Centre (Toronto Hadassah-Wizo), 416-630-8373.

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GIBLON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
GIBLON, Shirley
In Florida, on Sunday, January 2, 2005. Shirley, beloved wife of Dr. Jerome. Dear mother of Frank and his wife Roz, Daniel, Suzanne and her husband Clyde. Cherished grandmother of Arielle and Zachary. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Shaar Shalom Synagogue section. Shiva 53 Montressor Drive. Donations may be made to the Reuben Feuerstein Learning Centre (Toronto Hadassah-Wizo), 416-630-8373.

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GIBNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-02 published
McHALE, Marie (née GIBNEY)
Peacefully at Bradford Valley Long Term Care Facility on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005 at the age of 93 years. Marie McHALE (née GIBNEY,) beloved wife of the late Jim McHALE and predeceased by her brother Harvey GIBNEY. Loving mother of Mike and his wife Linda and proud grandmother of Mark and his wife Trisha and Steve McHALE. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GIBONEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
GIBONEY, Robert James " Bob"
Suddenly on Sunday, January 16, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site. Bob, loving husband of Eileen. Dear father of John and grandfather to Zachary and father-in-law to Gena. He will be sadly missed by his family and Friends here in Canada and in Northern Ireland. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 12: 30 p.m. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to robert.giboney@wardfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-21 published
LAWFORD, Edith Mildred (née GIBSON) B.A., M.L.S.
Formerly of Toronto, died February 18th, 2005 in her 92nd year., with family at her side, at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, Ontario. Wife of the late Dr. F. Hugh LAWFORD. Beloved mother of Ross (Beatrice), of Toronto; Hugh (Jill), of Markdale and Dr. Grant (Peggy), of Kilbride. Grandmother to Grant (Emily), Janine, (Jacquie), Jeffrey (Marilita), Steve (Erika), Elizabeth HOERATH (Heinz) and Heather (fiance, Mark LABENSKI.) Great-granddmother of Eric LAWFORD, Lily and Maximilian HOERATH and Matthew LAWFORD. The family wishes to thank the staff at Grey Gables for dedicated and compassionate caring. A Memorial Service will be held at Grey Gables, Markdale, at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to May Funeral Home, Markdale.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-10 published
FRIAR, Dorothy Helena (formerly McALLISTER, née WALPOLE)
On Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 at Parkview Manor, Chesley, in her 94th year. Wife of the late Fred FRIAR and the late John McALLISTER. Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (WINCH) WALPOLE, of Gillies Hill. Beloved mother of Elizabeth (McALLISTER) "Beth" GIBSON, of Owen Sound, Janette (FRIAR) WAGNER (Jim,) of Dobbinton and the late Freda FRIAR. Loved grandmother of Karen (John CHRISTIAN,) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Elaine (Howard ALLAN,) of Victoria, British Columbia, Cheryl LEMON, of Guelph, Sheila BARKWELL (Randy), of Owen Sound, Steven WAGNER, of Owen Sound and Travis and Tracey WAGNER, of Dobbinton. She will be missed by her five great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jaclyn LEMON, Meghan and Jaffa TAILOR/TAYLOR and Ryan GIBSON. Predeceased by son-in-law, Harold GIBSON and sisters, Margaret (Sydney) MILLS and Ethel (Bob) BEECH. Family and Friends are invited to share memories of Dorothy with her family, at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Thursday (today from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m.) A Gillies Hill Women's Institute service will be held at 6: 45 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 11th, 2005, in the funeral home, at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-10 published
SIMMONDS, Edward Ernest " Bud"
Bud passed away suddenly, on Sunday, June 5th, 2005 in his 76th year. He was the beloved husband of the former Shirley ENGLISH. Loving father of Tyrone and his wife, Leslie, Trina SIMMONDS, Trapper and his wife, Kim, Trudy SIMMONDS and Isabel MILBURN and her husband, Gordon. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Trevor, Tasha, Kaitlan, Jordan, Kathy-Jo, Bobbi-Jo and Billie-Jo, as well by his great-grandchildren. Brother of Elva GIBSON and the late Doris McNALLY. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home, in Chatsworth, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2005 for visitation from 11: 00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., directly followed by a Service of Remembrance at 1: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation, Owen Sound or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-26 published
SIMPSON- SCOTT, Faye
Peacefully in her sleep at the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton, on Sunday, July 24th, 2005, Faye SIMPSON- SCOTT of Southampton. Wife of the late John SIMPSON- SCOTT. Mother of Shari SCOTT of Waterloo and David SIMPSON- SCOTT of Miami, Florida. Sister of Bill GIBSON and his wife Nora of Toronto. Predeceased by her sister Jean MOORE. Faye is also survived by her brother-in-law George MOORE, her nieces and nephews, and by her special "sister" Marion REANY. A funeral service for Faye SIMPSON- SCOTT will be conducted at the Port Elgin United Church, 840 Bruce Street, Port Elgin on Thursday, July 28th, at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Bob JOHNSTON officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. A reception with the family will be held immediately following the service in the Family Centre of the church. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 832-2222. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-13 published
GOETZ, Colleen (née GIBSON)
Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in her 72nd year. Devoted wife for 49 years of the late Frank GOETZ (2000.) Cherished mother of Brenda and her husband Marcel VAN DYKE of Red Deer, Alberta, Deborah and her husband Terry KARKOULAS of Guelph, Michael GOETZ and his wife Debra of Paisley, Mark GOETZ and his wife Gay of Innerkip and Todd GOETZ and his wife Petra of Clinton. Dearly loved grandmother of Jamie and his wife Jody, Andrew and his wife Kristi, Tanya and her husband Jeffrey, Andrew, Christopher, Jill and her husband Doug, Justin, Emily, Jaden and Keigan. Great-grandmother of six. Survived by her father Wallace GIBSON, brother Jack GIBSON and his wife Anne, sisters Shirley (Ken STEWARD/STEWART/STUART,) Gwen and husband Mel HAMILTON and Sandra and her husband Alan WOOD all of Owen Sound. She will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Colleen was a life long resident of Owen Sound. She worked many years at the Olympia Restaurant and later at the Downtowner Black Night Lounge where she was known by many as "Mum". Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, October 14th at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Lung Association or the Owen Sound Animal Shelter. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com. A Body At Peace - A Spirit Set Free.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-01-05 published
James Arthur GIBSON
In loving memory of James Arthur GIBSON, 54 years, who passed away Tuesday morning, December 21st, 2004 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital -Laurentian Site.
Beloved son of Bob and Laura (BRANDOW) GIBSON predeceased. Loving brother of Bruce (wife Donna) of Manitoulin Island, Emerson (wife Ruth) of Nairn Center, Pauline (husband Lloyd JONES) of Hanmer, Arnold (wife Kim) of Manitoulin Island, Bert of Crystal Beach and the late Arden, Ralph, Ivan, Lorreen and Bernice all predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Rested at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St. Sudbury. Funeral service was held in the J. R. Barnard Chapel, Thursday, December 23rd, 2004 at 11 am. Interment in Elmview Cemetery, Howland Township. Friends called 2 - 5, 7 - 9 pm Wednesday and after 10 am Thursday.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-04 published
GIBSON, Irene Grace (née RATHY)
Irene Grace (née RATHY) formerly of the Gobles area, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Woodstock on Sunday, January 2, 2005, in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Donald GIBSON (1997.) Cherished mother of Barbara VANBESIEN and her husband Walter. Loving grandmother of Sandy PHILIP and her husband Gary of Ilderton, Bonnie VANDESCHEUR and her husband John of Norwich and Daryl VANBESIEN and his wife Jeanell of Burlington. Cherished great-grandchildren are Jade, Taylor, Kayla, Matthew, Drew and Madeline. Survived by her sisters Helen (Joe) FEKETE, Alice (Ed) WOLFE all of Woodstock and Laraine KITCHING of Innerkip and sisters-in-law Bessie GINGERICH and Marion LANCASTER of Drumbo and Anne RATHY of Brantford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Alex RATHY (1975) and Irma RATHY (1987,) her brother Alex RATHY Jr. (1976,) her sister Anne BERES (2004) and brother-in-law Ben BERES (2001.) It was Irene's wish to leave her time on earth the way she lived it, quietly and with dignity. For this reason, there was a private family service held on Tuesday at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004. Contributions to The Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated. Interment in the Richwood Cemetery. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-13 published
DETZLER, Jacob Theodore
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre on January 11th, 2005, Jacob Theodore DETZLER of Strathroy in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Linda DETZLER and dear father of Catherine HUNTER and Carolyn DETZLER. Loving grandfather of Alexander HUNTER. Brother of Michael and Maureen DETZLER, Joseph and Audrey DETLZER, Cecilia and Walter BECKER and Ileen GIBSON and her late husband George. Brother-in-law of Sharon and Don LEPPINGTON and Janice and Murray McGILL and families. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Clara DETZLER and his sister Mary FEAVER. Jacob owned Caradoc Home Hardware in Mt. Brydges. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy (519-245-1023) on Thursday, January 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 14th at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Doug WATSON officiating. Interment at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Bethel Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jacob.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-16 published
BRACKENBURY, Paul Chute
Paul Chute, 69, of Aylmer, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 14, 2005 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley, and his four children, Jeff and wife Margaret of Whitehorse; Denise MUELLER and husband Rick of London; Shaun of London, and Susan BRUNELLE and husband Paul of Aylmer. He also leaves his grandchildren, Julie, Lance and Shaun BRACKENBURY, Sara, Alyssia and Ryan MUELLER and Scott, Trent and Joshua BRUNELLE. Paul is survived by his sister, Dorothy WILSON of Tillsonburg; Betty SCHERER of Tennessee; Barbara CLARKE of Burlington; Mary and Keith DANBROOK of Tillsonburg; Lois and George TAILOR/TAYLOR of Ottawa; Gloria and Paul GIBSON of Hamilton Diana ANDERSON and Bernie HOLDEN of Vienna and Irene BRACKENBURY and Bill VANDENEEKHOUT of Tillsonburg. He is also survived by an aunt, Ruby BRACKENBURY, of Aylmer and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Mabel and Frank BRACKENBURY, and brother Larry.
Paul BRACKENBURY was a long-time educator in Elgin County. He began his career as a teacher at McGregor Public School in 1956, teaching at Straffordville, Port Burwell and Davenport for many years. During this time he also became a vice-principal. After his retirement in 1990 he spent his time playing baseball, poker and guitar, as well as gardening and woodworking. Paul was an active member of the Kinsmen and K-40 Clubs in Alymer. He had a keen interest in local history, and was active in the Bayham Historical Society. He enjoyed contributing articles to the Aylmer Express. He was a great wealth of Knowledge about the Port Burwell, Vienna, Lakeview and Aylmer areas. Most of his stories concerned his beloved Lakeview. His family and Friends are fortunate that Paul compiled detailed family history books for both the BRACKENBURY and Peters families, including many photographs and information that date back to the early 1800's. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Cam WATTS, officiating. Donations to the Aylmer Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-19 published
Dead cyclist 'came a long way in life'
Clarence BRIGHAM, 44, of Windsor died of hypothermia.
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Reporter
A cyclist who died of hypothermia in a farm field near Wheatley was remembered yesterday as a kind man generous with his time. Clarence BRIGHAM of Windsor had been a maintenance worker at Brentwood Recovery House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, for about five years, said friend and co-worker Ken DURETTE.
"He was a bit of a loner, but he came a long way in his life," he said yesterday.
BRIGHAM, who loved to ride his bicycle, was quick to help when needed, DURETTE said.
He often helped kids learn to overcome reading problems and when DURETTE needed someone to help put up drywall in his house, BRIGHAM was there for three days.
"He was a good little guy," he said. "Life just sort of gave him a bad deal."
DURETTE said BRIGHAM, who suffered from schizophrenia, didn't seem well recently and some co-workers took him to the hospital about a week before his death.
But BRIGHAM, a private person, got tired of waiting and left, he said.
The 44-year-old man lived alone in an apartment in Windsor but had family on Walpole Island.
Chatham-Kent police say they believe BRIGHAM was depressed and had stopped taking his medication. They are awaiting toxicology tests.
BRIGHAM's body was found Friday in a field on the Fourth Concession Line of the former Romney Township northeast of Wheatley.
Det. Ed GIBSON said he believes BRIGHAM was riding his bike and became confused.
"It was just really bad timing for him," GIBSON said. "It was just a tragic accident."
Foul play is not suspected, but police are still looking for BRIGHAM's bicycle and why he was in Wheatley.
Anyone with information is asked to call GIBSON at 436-6622 or Det. Const. Kirk EARLEY at 436-6623.
Meanwhile, Chatham-Kent police said a body found face down in a creek near the 18 Wheeler Truck Stop in Tilbury Monday was that of a 77-year-old Tilbury woman.
The woman had been reported missing by family shortly after the body was found.
The woman had been seen within 24 hours of going missing, police said.
Her name was not released. An autopsy to determine cause of death begins today in London.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-21 published
WEEDMARK, Norma J. (née GIBSON)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Monday, January 17th, 2005, Norma J. WEEDMARK (née GIBSON) of Ilderton in her 81st year. Predeceased by husband Harvey WEEDMARK (1967.) Dear mother of Stanford "Butch" WEEDMARK (Susan) of Ilderton. Predeceased by son Albert "Weedy" (2004). Dear grandmother of Tammy, Pam and Kim and great-grandmother of Austin and Kyle. Survived by brothers Bob and Fred GIBSON. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Komoka Chapel, (22568 Komoka Rd) on Saturday, January 22nd from 9-11 a.m. where the funeral service and committal will be held at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, London.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
FOWLER, Elizabeth " Betty" (née WALKER)
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) FOWLER passed away at the Mitchell Nursing Home on Monday, January 31, 2005 in her 88th year. A lifelong resident of Mitchell, daughter of the late John and Mabel HANSON) WALKER, she was predeceased by her loving husband Ted (1995.) Survived by her only daughter Ann and husband Stephen ELLENS of Owen Sound. Special Gran to Meredith and husband Sean GIBSON of St. Catharines and Stephanie and husband Jon CLARK of Waterloo. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ruth WALKER, Harry PARROTT, Rhen MANN, Edie HAYMES and Maureen and Ken FOWLER and their families. Predeceased by her brothers Alex and Byron WALKER and sister Isobel PARROTT. Friends were received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday (today) at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Camillia LAROUCHE officiating. Spring interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Main Street, United Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-04 published
ABEL, Lavern C.
At his late residence in West Lorne on Tuesday, February 1, 2005. Lavern C. ABEL in his 71st year. Dear father of Grant ABEL, Mark ABEL both of Calgary, Judy GIBSON and Lynn ABEL both of Toronto. Dear brother of Carl ABEL and his wife Donna of McGregor and R. Ellen BOAM of London. Also loved by his 6 grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Service to celebrate Lavern's life will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, February 5th at 3: 30 p.m. 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 online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-19 published
GIBSON, Annie
Peacefully with loving family beside her on Thursday, February 17th, 2005, Annie GIBSON of London in her 78th year. Beloved wife of John GIBSON. Loving mother of Jenny, Peter, Paul, Karen, Christine, and John. Predeceased by her daughter Ann and by her son Brian. Also loved by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Annie are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
GIBSON, John Alex " Dean"
Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Sunday, February 27, 2005 John Alex (Dean) GIBSON, formerly of Lucan in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Elsie (WILKINSON) GIBSON. Dear uncle of Glenis and Brad KING of Clinton, Murray and Gayle GIBSON of Coolidge, Arizona and Karen MacDONALD of Nelson, British Columbia. Predeceased by a sister Mary McGILLIVRAY and brothers Archie and George GIBSON. Dean served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for 4 years during the second World War. Funeral arrangements may be found at www.haskettfh.com or in Tuesday's edition. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
GRIPTON, R. Bruce
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, February 26th, R. Bruce GRIPTON of Caradoc Township, in his 60th year. Loving husband to Nancy. Will be remembered by children Janice (Mike) GRIPTON- MUYLAERT, Scott (Connie STIFF) and Christine. Loving grandfather to Ben. Sisters Earlene MONKMAN (Ralph) and Donna LIMON (Bob.) Will be missed by sisters and brothers in law Carolyn and Ray GIBSON, Mary Ann and Doug HIPPLE, Bud and Diane LAW. Also missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce was a proud member of the London Chapter of "The Men of Accord" Visitation will be held from the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Tuesday, March 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Memorial Service will be held from the chapel on Wednesday, March 2nd at 1: 30 pm with Reverend Thelma PERRY officiating. Interment to follow at the Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society of Harmonize for Speech, would be greatly appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bruce.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
GIBSON, Edwin E. " Ron"
At his residence on Sunday, February 27, 2005. Edwin E. "Ron" GIBSON of London in his 68th year. Dear father of Thomas GIBSON and his wife Cathy of London and Brenda TURNER and her husband Paul of Vancouver. Dear brother of Gerry GIBSON and his wife Lee of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Cale GIBSON and Thomas TURNER. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 433-5184. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
GIBSON, John Alex " Dean"
Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Sunday, February 27, 2005 John Alex (Dean) GIBSON, formerly of Lucan in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Elsie (WILKINSON) GIBSON. Dear uncle of Glenis and Brad KING of Clinton, Murray and Gayle GIBSON of Coolidge, Arizona and Karen MacDONALD of Nelson, British Columbia. Predeceased by a sister Mary McGILLIVRAY and brothers Archie and George GIBSON. Dean served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for 4 years during the second World War. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan, one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Tuesday, March 1st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Cremation with interment Wroxeter Cemetery. Donations to the Children's Aid Society or Parkwood Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-02 published
GIBSON, Ron
At his residence on Sunday, February 27, 2005. Ron GIBSON of London in his 68th year. Dear father of Thomas GIBSON and his wife Cathy of London and Brenda TURNER and her husband Paul of Vancouver. Dear brother of Gerry GIBSON and his wife Lee of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Cale GIBSON and Thomas TURNER. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 433-5184. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
GIBSON, Paul Arthur
In loving memory of our dear son and brother, who passed away March 19, 1998.
Deeply missed and lovingly remembered
Love Mom, Dad, Lynn and Alan

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-03 published
WEATHERSTONE, Jean
At Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Saturday, April 2, 2005. Jean WEATHERSTONE (née YOUNG,) 77 years, formerly of Sarnia and Dawn Twp. Beloved wife of the late Delbert WEATHERSTONE (1988.) Dear mother of Anne and Terry WARWICK of Petrolia and the late James WEATHERSTONE (1996.) Dear grandmother to Christina and Katherine WARWICK. Dear sister of Donald YOUNG and his wife Keith of Mandaumin and the late Angus YOUNG and his wife Myrtle of Tillsonburg and the late Douglas YOUNG and his wife Joyce of Kitchener. Dear brother-in-law of Richard D'EON and his wife, the late Dorothy of Sarnia. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton, the Inn of The Good Shepherd or St. Paul's United Church, Petrolia. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
BAKER, Glen " Shorty"
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, April 9, 2005, Glen "Shorty" BAKER of Dashwood, age 92. Beloved husband of Arnetta Pauline (EVELAND) BAKER of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall. Loved father and father-in-law of Barry and Barb BAKER of R.R.#1, Vienna, Dale and Connie BAKER and Bryan BAKER all of London, Donna and Bill BISHOP of Turkey Point. Also loved by his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bob BAKER, Bill and Marg BAKER, John and Jan BAKER, Meade and Dorothy BAKER, Wanda and Adam WILSON, Betty GRENIER, Irene TINDALL, Clara and Bill BROWN, Glady and Grant McGREGOR, Bridgette BAKER, Greta BAKER, Frances GIBSON and Norm EVELAND. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his son Glenn BAKER, brothers Bruce, Austin and Murray BAKER, stillborn sibling twins and parents Robert and Clara (MEADE) BAKER. Resting at T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. Pastor John TREMBULAK officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorials to charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-14 published
McFADYEN, Vera Mabelle (née PULLEN)
Surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, Vera Mabelle McFADYEN (née PULLEN) in her 86th year. Survived by son Ian McFADYEN, daughters Paula CROZIER and Jill GIBSON and son-in-law Don GIBSON, Grandsons Steve, Brad, Dan, Brian and Craig and also 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Hugh, daughter in law Rose, and granddaughter Jeanne. Vera spent many years enjoying Friends and darts at the Hamilton Road Seniors Centre and Victory Legion. She will be missed by many. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, (at Wavell), London, for funeral service in the chapel on Friday, April 15, 2005, at 2 p.m. Visitation Friday 1 pm. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
GIBSON, Donald
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, April 15, 2005, Donald GIBSON of Ingersoll, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Doris (ARMSTRONG) GIBSON. Dear father of Dean and his wife Laura Lynn of Woodstock. Dear grandfather of Ally GIBSON. Dear brother of Norm and his wife Lynda of Peterborough and Betty and her husband Jerry PARK of Stirling. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial was held at St. James Anglican Church, Ingersoll. A Celebration of Don's life will be held in Gores Landing. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Mississippi Society may be arranged by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
McGEACHIE, Margaret (née DONALD)
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. Margaret McGEACHIE (née DONALD,) 92 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late William McGEACHIE (1977.) Dear mother of Delores and Ross SMITH of Petrolia. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Susan and Brian SYMINGTON of Petrolia, David and Cindy SMITH of Camlachie, and Brenda TANNER and friend Ron GRAHAM of Sarnia and her great grandchildren, Justin and Megan SYMINGTON and Vicky, Nicole, and Elizabeth SMITH. Also survived by a sister, Irene and Al MARTENE of West Palm Beach, Florida and a sister-in-law, Freida DONALD of London. She was predeceased by two brothers Cecil and Garfield DONALD. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, with Reverend Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Burt
At Albany Retirement Village, Petrolia, on Friday, April 22, 2005. Burt LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, 84 years, formerly of Petrolia and Oakdale. Special uncle to Mac and Marilyn LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Dresden, Lola and Barry DUDLEY of Petrolia, Betty POTTER of Sarnia and their families. Burt was predeceased by his brothers, Jim and Betty LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and W.A. and Grace LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and sisters, Annie and Clifford STEWARDSON, Kathleen LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Christina and Morley CALCOTT. The funeral service for Burt LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation from 12 noon. Reverend Dr. Robert M. GIBSON will officiate. Interment will follow in Shetland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the St. Paul's United Church Memorial Fund. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
GIBSON, Sally Roberta Gail (née DEGROAT)
Peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2005, Sally Roberta Gail GIBSON (née DEGROAT) passed away in her 51st year. Beloved wife of Willy GIBSON. Dear mother of Mike GIBSON (Sam), Connie GIBSON (Jason) and Donnie GIBSON (Sarah.) Dear grandmother of 6 grandchildren. Sadly missed by brothers and sisters Lewie DEGROAT (Joanne,) Duncan DEGROAT, Cathy JOHNSTON (Larry), George DEGROAT (Chrissy) Sandy SMITH (Ron), Ronnie DEGROAT, Julie DEGROAT (Moe) and Janette STANLEY (Randy.) Predeceased by three sisters, Nancy, Lois and Shirley DEGROAT. Also missed by 47 nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London, for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 27th at 2 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Center gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
SINCLAIR, Agnes Lucinda (née GIBSON)
Agnes Lucinda SINCLAIR (née GIBSON) of Riverside Glen, Guelph and formerly of Erin passed away suddenly at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, April 23, 2005 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Howard (1986.) Dear mother of Betty BEATTY and her husband John of London; James (deceased - 1983) and his wife Marian O'CONNOR of Erin, Vera GOODERHAM and her husband Murray of Guelph and Alan (deceased 1985). Grandma Aggie will be remembered by her 17 grandchildren (2 deceased) and 31 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Winifred ARMSTRONG (Edgar,) Laura CARTER (Andrew) and Annie GIBSON and brothers James GIBSON (Frances) and Tom GIBSON (Margaret.) Remembered by sister-in-law Marjorie SINCLAIR (Norris) of Bolton.
She was an active member of Erin United Church, and a lifetime member of the Erin Agricultural Society. She will be remembered by many for the years she spent serving at Steen's Dairy. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 539 Main Street South, Erin on Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Erin United church on Wednesday, April 27th at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Erin Union Cemetery. Reception at Erin Legion, Dundas Street. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Erin United Church or the Erin Agricultural Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-29 published
GIBSON, Timothy Andrew
Suddenly with his loving mother Susan by his side in Toronto on Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, Timothy Andrew GIBSON in his 33rd year. son of David (Marion) GIBSON. Dear brother of Keith and step brother of Leigh, Frank, and Jane. He will be very sadly missed by his grandparents Mabel and Leslie PIERCE, and Helen and Arthur GIBSON as well as by many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Fondly remembered by his great uncle Gordon (Joyce) PIERCE in England, great aunt Jean LYONS in Australia, great aunt Mag (Fred) MORRIS of Montreal and great uncle Bill BECKETT of Thedford. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 2nd, 2005 at 1: 00 pm. Cremation to follow with a private interment at St. Peter's Cemetery to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim's name can be made to The Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club Building Fund, 48 Manor Haven Road, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2J1

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-07 published
HUDSON, William George Harvey
William George Harvey HUDSON of Meneset Park, Goderich and formerly of Hensall, London and Bayfield, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2005 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Velma (DICKER) HUDSON and special friend of Irene EASTON. He is survived by his daughter Cheryl BRADBURY of Florida, granddaughter Brenda Lee (Patrick) HARRISON of Virginia Beach, Viginia, grand_son Jerry BRADBURY of Sarnia, greatgranddaughters Alisha, Kayla, great grand_son Christian all of Virginia Beach, Viginia. Predeceased by his sisters Thelma GIBSON and Myrna KADING. Also survived by special care giver Vivian and special Friends Ken, Barb and Betty. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, Dundas St. at Wavell St. London on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged and may be made through McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, (519) 524-7345.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-10 published
STRICKLAND, Margaret Jane (FARRELL)
At Longworth Long Term Care London on Friday, May 6, 2005 Margaret Jane STRICKLAND (FARRELL) of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert STRICKLAND (1960.) Dear mother of Albert and his wife Rosalia, Rick and his wife Jan STRICKLAND, Diana BENNETT and her partner Fred BLASL, Linda STRICKLAND and her partner Wayne FLEMING/FLEMMING, Nancy and her husband Trevor GRANT all of London and Dennis and his wife Belinda STRICKLAND of Prince George, British Columbia. Also fondly remembered by many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-great grand children. Dear sister of Pat STRICKLAND. Dear sister of the late Eva GIBSON and Ernest FARRELL. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service that will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 303 Riverside Dr., London on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Forest City Cremation Services 675-0772 in care of arrangements.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-18 published
COUTURE, Gerald Edward “Cooch&rdquo
At his father's residence on Monday, May 16, 2005, Gerald Edward “Cooch” COUTURE, age 54 of Sarnia, formerly of London. Gerald was a tool mechanic at Glendale RV's in Strathroy for several years and was an avid guitarist. Loving son of Leo (Pat) and his friend Margaret IMHOFF and the late Gladys. Dear brother of Denis, Mark and his fiancée Cathy MAYCHOS, Lynn COUTURE and her fiancé Jerry GIBSON. Uncle of Ryan, Shawn and Teagan PITRE and Robert, Trevor and Tyler COUTURE. Nephew of Aline COUTURE of Vancouver. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. from Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation will follow. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m.. Sympathy through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
GIBSON, Gerald W. " Gerry"
On Saturday, May 21st, 2005, at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus, London, Gerald W. "Gerry" GIBSON of London, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He will be sadly missed by all his family and Friends. Gerry was a wonderful husband and friend to his wife Lee. Beloved father of Ruth BARKER and her husband George of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Susan TRABOULAY and her husband Norbert of Beeton, Ontario., Wendy WELCH and her husband Rob, Jacqueline KAMINSKI and her husband Greg and Debbie PURVIS all of London. Predeceased by his parents Elmer (1953) and Margaret GIBSON (1998,) his brother Ron (2005) and his grand_sons Justin (1989) and Mitchell KAMINSKI (1996.) Loving grandfather of Jerrid, Sarah and Katie TRABOULAY, Jordan BARKER, Jacquie and Aaron WALBAUM, Cienna and Brock WELCH, Brianna and Emily KAMINSKI, Leslie, Joshua and Brady PURVIS and his great-granddaughter Micah WALBAUM. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at London Gospel Temple, 288 Commissioners Road West, London on Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. A private family interment of cremated remains will follow at a later date in Woodland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (433-5184). (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca). Gerry's favourite verse is "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8: 10.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-27 published
GIBSON, Ormah
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, Ormah GIBSON of London. Beloved wife of Howard. Dear mother of Hugh, Ormah-Lee (Jon) JACOBS, and Laura (Paul VANDENAKKER,) all of London. Loving grandmother of Sadie and Nicolas. Dear sister of Rodger LEE (Janet) of Ottawa, and their children, Kevin, Jenny and the late Moira. Special friend of the late Phyllis and the late Joseph MULDOON, and their children, Paddy and Betty of Halifax, Marcia of Scarborough, and Marc and Mary Jane of Ottawa.
Ormah was an active community worker volunteering on many boards and community projects. She was founder and Past President of such organizations as Homes Unlimited, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and the London Community Resource Centre. She was the recipient of numerous community service awards. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 30th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ormah are asked to consider the London Community Resource Centre, 652 Elizabeth Street, London, N5Y 6L3, or Homes Unlimited (London) Inc., 150 Dufferin Street, Suite 702, London, Ontario N6A 5M6.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-31 published
BUCKINGHAM, Lula Mary Jean (née GORTON)
Lula Mary Jean (GORTON) BUCKINGHAM, age 79, of Sarnia, formerly of Moore Township, peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at Port Huron Hospital. Beloved wife of the late John Arthur BUCKINGHAM (2000.) Loving mother of Betty (Ben) RICHARD, Sarnia, James (Judy) BUCKINGHAM, Mooretown Margaret (Gord) HAYES, Sarnia; Jake (Barb) BUCKINGHAM, Brigden. Dear grandmother of Nancy (Brian) SECORD, Cari, Kelly and Kate BUCKINGHAM, Amy and Steven HAYES. Great grandmother of Alexa SECORD. Survived by sister Ruby (Stewart) PETTIT, sister-in-law of Glenda (Late Floyd) GORTON, Alfred (Lillian) Fournie, Marilyn (Bob) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and William BUCKINGHAM, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Charles "Bert" and Nancy (SINCLAIR) GORTON, son Jerry BUCKINGHAM, brother Floyd GORTON, sister Hazel FOURNIE, in-laws Ben and Velma (GRAWBERG) BUCKINGHAM. Lula was an active member of the Moore Agricultural Society (Brigden Fair) for many years, life member of the Calvary United Church, member of the Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge #245 Bridgen, and was always very active in her community. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, June 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, June 3rd at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Deanna GIBSON officiating assisted by Chaplain Elaine WALKER. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 864-1193.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-01 published
BRACKENBURY, Irene (née ROCK)
Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, and with her beloved and devoted soul mate of 33 years, Bill VANDENEECKHOUT by her side, Irene BRACKENBURY passed away at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital in her 60th year. Born January 5, 1946, daughter of the late Edna ROCK (1988) and Rhinehold ROCK (1973.) Predeceased by her husband Larry BRACKENBURY (1971) and infant daughter Debra Ann (1964,) brothers Ross SCOTT (1988,) Earl SCOTT (1992,) sister Pauline McCLOUD (1967,) brother-in-law Paul BRACKENBURY (2005,) sisters-in-law Dorothy WILSON (2005,) Fredia SCOTT (1998.) Loving mother of Linda and Charles BUDAY of Brownsville; David BRACKENBURY and Angela of Dunnville; Cindy BRACKENBURY and J.J. of London. Cherished and much loved "Nana" to Charlie; Mike; Becky BUDAY Larry; Blair; Nicolle and Bradley BRACKENBURY; Alicia BRACKENBURY and Christopher ERHARDT. Also survived by Aunt Ruby BRACKENBURY of Aylmer. Very Special to Adrienne, Bob, Robert, Doris and Nancy VANDENEECKHOUT and families. Also survived by several relatives in Belgium. Dear sister and sister-in-law to John and Sandra ROCK of Aylmer; Cliff and Marie SCOTT of London; June SCOTT of Aylmer; Betty SHERER of Tennessee; Diane ANDERSON and Bernie HOLDEN of Vienna; Gloria and Paul GIBSON of Hamilton; Barbara CLARKE of Burlington; Lois and George TAILOR/TAYLOR of Ottawa; Mary and Keith DANBROOK of Tillsonburg; Shirly BRACKENBURY of Aylmer, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and Friends will be received at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Thursday, June 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Irene will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Paul ROBINSON of Tillsonburg Alliance Church officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the fami ly's request, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Tillsonburg Hospital; or Community Care Access Centre Oxford. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-05 published
Social advocate's legacy lives on
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter
Known for her contributions to affordable housing, Ormah GIBSON worked tirelessly to help Londoners in need.
GIBSON, who died May 25, will be remembered with a new downtown housing development named in her honour.
Her legacy also survives in the fond memories family members and others carry about GIBSON.
"She was always big on helping people that were somehow disadvantaged, whether it was women, low-income families or immigrants," daughter Ormah-Lee JACOBS said.
Born in Ottawa in 1925, GIBSON raised her three children, Hugh, Ormah-Lee and Laura, in London with husband Howard.
She obtained a master's degree in social work in Toronto in 1956.
After working as a social worker in Toronto and Saskatoon, GIBSON and her husband moved to London in 1958.
GIBSON helped found Homes Unlimited, Urban League of London, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Youth Employment Counselling Services, Heritage London Foundation and London Community Resource Centre.
"She found ways to use her skill and training as a social worker to help other people," Howard said.
She was key to establishing the school of social work at King's University College and served as president of the Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers.
"She was an amazing lady," said London's housing director Louise STEVENS, adding it's fitting a new affordable housing development will be named after her.
"She was a really caring person," JACOBS said. "She always made you think of the other person's perspective."

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-08 published
LITT, Clinton R.
Clinton R. LITT, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 6, 2005, in his 78th year. Beloved husband for 50 years of Shirley. Loving father of Jacquie FRASER and her husband Kim of Moorefield and Laurie GIBSON and her husband Tim of London. Dear Grandpa of Craig and Heather FRASER, Stephanie and Matthew GIBSON. Brother of the late Wilford, Lincoln, Eldon and Mabel. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Clinton owned and operated Farm Tax Services for 25 years. Following retirement in 1992, he enjoyed many interests, especially the Toronto Blue Jays. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 9 at 11: 00 a.m. Entombment at St. Peter's Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum. Memorial contributions to Mission Services of London or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-10 published
LIDDELL, Gilbert Kerr
Peacefully, on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, Mr. Gilbert Kerr LIDDELL, of London, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Margaret M. LIDDELL. Dear father of Stuart and his wife Colleen, (London), and John and his partner Jen, (Wheatley). Dear grandfather of Sarah, Mackenzie and Rory. Dear brother of Ina GIBSON, (Scotland,) George LIDDELL, (New Zealand,) and Emma FERGUSON, (Scotland.) Predeceased by his brothers James, Robert, Bill, Maurice and Nelson. Gilbert served proudly as an Airman with the Royal Air Force in World War 2 (1945-1948). The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, July 11th, 2005 at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-11 published
LEWIS, Francis James
Francis James LEWIS, 73 years, of Petrolia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health-C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Friday, July 8, 2005. Beloved husband of 44 years to Beverly (née BURR.) Dear father of Sharon and Rob MAIR of Brampton, Ray LEWIS and Wayne LEWIS both of Petrolia. Special grandfather of Robbie, Matthew, and Lauren MAIR, Mackenzie, Ryan, and Erin LEWIS, and Jordan and Chelsea LEWIS. Loving brother of Helen and Doug DEW of Petrolia and their family. Dear brother-in-law of Kay CAMPBELL and Shirley and Jack DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and their families. Predeceased by his parents Norman (1963) and May (MATTHEWS) LEWIS (1968). Fondly remembered by many dear Friends. Francis farmed on the 12th line of Enniskillen Township, all his life. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 to 7 to 9 p.m at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Lambton Lung Association. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-17 published
LITT operated Farm Tax Services for 25 years
By Sarah FRALEY, Free Press Reporter
When the farmers who hired Clinton LITT to help them with their finances fell on hard times, he was understanding.
"He would take different types of payment," said Laurie GIBSON, his youngest daughter.
"Sometimes for payments he'd bring home a side of beef or a dog.
"He had a great, great, relationship with all of his clients," she said.
"He was extremely optimistic and positive."
LITT, 77, died July 6 after a short battle with lung cancer.
He was the owner and operator of Farm Tax Services for 25 years until he retired in 1992. LITT began the business while living in London. He moved to Moorefield between Palmerston and Mount Forest to be closer to his clients.
"It was a very personalized business... he was known for just sitting at the kitchen table and talking for hours," said Jacquie FRASER, LITT's oldest daughter who now runs the business with her husband Kim.
LITT provided farmers with advice on how to prepare for the future. He worked for about 100 clients and still managed to get to know each one.
"He cared about the individual," said Kim FRASER. "He really looked out for peoples' finances and he wanted to make sure that people invested money."
"As a bookkeeper he was the most diplomatic gentlemen. He was very professional about his work," said Maxine YOUNG, a client and long-time friend of LITT's. "He loved to stay for lunch. He loved homemade pie."
LITT came out to the YOUNG farm in Moorefield three times a year and at year's end to put together income tax returns, and the two families enjoyed travelling together on family trips.
As a young boy, LITT enjoyed horse races because his family farm was bought by the Hanover Raceway and he lived next door most of his childhood.
He grew up in Hanover and was the youngest of five children. At the age of 21, LITT contracted tuberculosis and decided to undergo an operation to collapse one of his lungs.
Breathing problems and asthma were constant worries for him after that, making it difficult for him to attend outdoor activities such as horse racing.
But LITT found other passions such as his business, his family and the Toronto Blue Jays.
"He was an avid, avid Blue Jays fan and never, ever gave up on them," GIBSON said.
"Anytime I was over there and there was a Blue Jays game on, he would listen to you with one ear and listen to the game with the other," YOUNG said.
She described him as good father who was proud of his daughters.
The family built their first home in London in 1963. When their two daughters moved out, LITT and his wife, Shirley, moved to Moorefield.
"They came from London to the country. Shirley adapted very well and she learned to be a country girl."
YOUNG remembers the couple as a perfect pair that worked together at home and at work.
"He had a very good wife at home working in the office. As a team they worked really well together," said YOUNG.
The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past January before Clinton was diagnosed with cancer.
"What a great day that was. It was a really pretty party. He looked great," YOUNG said.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-09 published
COOK, Robert Flavelle
At Bluewater Health on Sunday, August 7 2005, Robert Flavelle COOK, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 53 years to Dorothy (KELL) COOK and loving father of Christine (Paul) TODD of Brampton, Julie (Earl) VAN BOVEN and Jennifer (Steve) RENAUD all of Corunna. Loving grandfather of Joe, Michael, Jessica VAN BOVEN and Austin RENAUD. Beloved brother of Barbara McCALLUM of London, Ronald (Carol) COOK of Lethbridge, Alberta and Ross (Denise) COOK of Point Edward. Dear brother-in-law of David (Denyse) KELL of Brampton, Bill (Ria) KELL of Forest and Betty (KELL) HARDING of Sarnia. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Bob was with the Sarnia Police Department for 36 years. His 18 years of retirement was spent golfing, woodworking, traveling and spoiling his children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held at Dunlop United Church (757 Rosedale, Sarnia) on Friday, August 12th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Deanna GIBSON officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home (102 Victoria St. N., Sarnia) on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Rebound Program for Youth, Sarnia and District Humane Society or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-03 published
GIBSON / PODEBRY
With rich memories of our lost love, Scott Andrew who was a son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, in a tragic accident, September 4th, 2002, along with his friend and co-worker Jamie. Also sadly missed by all his loving family, fiancee Deanna and son Ryan. As time unfolds another year Fond memories keep you ever near Memories of times together And your joy so dear Will stay with us til when Our family chain will link again. Until then, we all love and miss you sunshine. Both families and your wonderful loyal Friends who also keep both of you very close and dear.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
GIBSON, Aldrid Garfield " Garry"
Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Friday, September 2, 2005, Aldrid Garfield "Garry" GIBSON, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Wingham and Oshawa, age 81. Beloved husband of Ella Lorraine (BROPHEY) GIBSON. Loved father and father-in-law of Darryl GIBSON and his wife Brenda BUSHELL of Yohahama, Japan, Deborah and Reid DINGWALL of LaRonge, Saskatchewan, David and Colleen GIBSON of Forest, Donald and Monika GIBSON of Saint Marys and Drew GIBSON of Tokyo, Japan. Loving grandpa of Sonya and Chris, Nathan and Angela, Ashley, Garrett, Kyle, Kurtis, Keenan and great-grandpa of Caleb, Sonya and Nola. Dear brother of Bonnie MacDOUGALL of Burlington and brother-in-law of Paul and Cathie BROPHEY of Port Huron, Inez and Cliff "Tip" FRASER of Forest, Archie GIBBS of Parkhill and Ron BROPHEY of Thedford. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother Crawford GIBSON and his wife Bette, sister Lou REFFELL and her husband Harry, sisters-in-law Jean GIBBS and Eva BROPHEY. Private family services entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Garry was Past Master of Forest Lodge No. 162 of Wroxeter and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
FLETT, Joan Daphne Patricia
Of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia passed away peacefully at home in her Christmas Room surrounded by loving family and Friends on September 7, 2005 at age 59. She is survived by her devoted husband Jim; mother Edith GIBSON; brother Ron GIBSON; sister Patci and brother-in-law George STEPHEN of Petrolia; sister-in-law Joyce and husband Gerald VERSLYPE of Brights Grove, also by many wonderful nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held in Maple Ridge Baptist Church, 22155 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge. Special thanks to Dr. Edward AUERSPERG, his wife Nancy and the nurses at Intensive Care Unit in Ridge Meadows Hospital. Donations to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
ARBOUR, Douglas D.
In his 69th year on Wednesday September 28, 2005 at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Jean (née GIBSON,) brother of Bob and wife Liz of Burlington, son of Francis of Chatham and predeceased by father Sid of Tecumseh. Owner operator of Arbour's Chatham Ambulance from 1956-1975, Doug continued his Emergency Medical Services career with the Ministry of Health for more than 25 years. Doug was a councilor for the City of Chatham, then Chatham-Kent for almost 30 years and chairman of Chatham Police Services Board for 10 years. He was a member of the Ontario Ambulance Operators Association and made an honourary life member in 1995. Doug was also a member of the Great Lakes International Antique Fire Apparatus Association (Great Lakes Chapter S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A. Inc.) and current president of Box 42 Detroit, Michigan. Over the years, Doug received many honors. The Chatham Jaycees honoured Doug in 1970 as "Outstanding Young Man of the Year" and the Windsor Jaycees recognized Doug's accomplishments in 1996. Doug also received the Order of St. John Priory in 1973 and the Governor General's Exemplary Service Medal in 1995. The family will receive Friends and relatives on Sunday, October 2, 2005 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham (519-352-2390). Public visitation will also take place Monday, October 3, 2005 at the church from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul's Congregational Church (475 Park Ave, Chatham) at 1: 00 p.m. Interment will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences made be made at www.obituariestoday.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
HORNER, Clark R.
At home in Point Edward on Thursday, September 29, 2005, Clark R. HORNER, beloved husband of Barbara (BRITT) for 53 years. Clark would have been 73 next week. Devoted father of Beverley HAND (George) and son Zac (Point Edward), Jerry and daughter Mackenzie (Sarnia), Jon and children Brett and Lyndsay (Sarnia) and Ronald (Marilyn) and son Sean (Pittsburgh) and daughter Samantha (Sarnia). Also survived by loving daughter-in-law Becky WELLINGTON- HORNER (Sarnia.) Clark is survived by his sister Mona (Grant) GIBSON (Shawville, Quebec), brothers Doug (Mary Marg), Jack (Belinda) (Sarnia,) Dan (Gaye) Point Edward, sisters Janey GRAY/GREY (Sarnia,) Jennifer (Tom) BAUMAN/BOWMAN (Petrolia.) Also survived by sisters-in-law Rosemary HORNER (Saint Mary's) and June HORNER (Sarnia.) Predeceased by parents Beulah and Gerald, brothers Bill and Wayne, sister Lenora DUNHAM and baby granddaughter Emma Barbara. Clark was a gifted hockey player who captained the Sarnia Junior B Sailors in 1948-49 and 1949-50 to provincial championships. Property of the Detroit Red Wings, he chose to reject a Junior A assignment to return to Point Edward to continue a career as a building contractor with his father. Together they built many schools, churches and homes in this area. He spent many years coaching minor hockey in Forest and Point Edward. He also played old timers hockey with Strathroy Rockets and Sarnia Old Timers. He was a charter member of the Point Edward Optimist Club and a member of the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen's Club. At the close of his long hockey career, Clark became an ardent harness horseman. He has much to be proud of, but his legacy was his humble attitude towards all of this accomplishments, his caring family and his wide circle of Friends. Funeral services will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia) on Monday, October 3rd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Sunday between the hours of 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Sarnia Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice. Message of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-11 published
TYE, Jeanette Ruth (née LEIBOLD)
Suddenly, at her residence, Saturday, October 8, 2005, Jeanette Ruth (LEIBOLD) TYE of Staffa, formerly of Huron Park and London, in her 33rd year. Loving mother of Alexander and Nicholas LEIBOLD and Dayna TYE, all at home. Sadly missed by her partner Jim CABLE. Dear daughter of Diane (BECKER) LEIBOLD of Goderich and Ross LEIBOLD of Dashwood. Sister of John LEIBOLD of Dashwood, Samantha GIBSON of Clinton and Christopher GIBSON of Goderich. Granddaughter of Isabelle and Lorne BECKER of Dashwood and the late Edna and Theodore LEIBOLD. Also remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, their families, many Friends and acquaintances through her work at Donuts Now, Exeter. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. The Reverend John E. TREMBULAK III officiating. Interment Emmanuel United Church Cemetery, Zurich. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-19 published
COWING, Ivan Franklin
Peacefully at Trillium Villa in Sarnia on October 17, 2005, in his 88th year, Ivan Franklin COWING of R.R.#2 Grand Bend. Beloved husband of Donna (née EDWARDS) (HAMACHER) COWING. Loving father of Shirley and Ted MacEY of Tillsonburg, Mervyn COWING and Carol CARTER of Ingersoll and Brian and Maryhelen COWING of Woodstock. Greatly missed by step-children Gillian GIBSON and Michael HAMACHER. Cherished grandfather to several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by 1 niece, 1 nephew and sister-in-law Dorothy SMITH- COWING. Mr. COWING was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Oak Branch 261 in Innerkip, a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters-Innerkip and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Innerkip. Mr. COWING farmed for 14 years at Innerkip, moved to Woodstock where he had a Cartage business for 30 years. He moved with his wife Donna to Grand Bend in 1989. Donations to the charity of choice greatly acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel. Interment at Innerkip Cemetery will take place at a later date.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
GIBSON, Linda
October 22, 2003. 2 years have passed, I still talk to you, hear your laugh and miss your beautiful face. Love forever, Lori.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
SHAW, J. Marion (née GIBSON)
Peacefully at Exeter Villa, Thursday, November 3, 2005, J. Marion SHAW, 91 formerly of Grand Bend. Beloved wife of the late Hurley SHAW (1971.) Loved mother and mother-in-law of Glenn and Bernice SHAW of Ingersoll, Wayne and Iola SHAW of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Kenlynn and Bob BELL of London, Aleda CLUFF of Sarnia, John and Marjorie SHAW of Saint Marys, Dianne and Jerry CHAPMAN of Barrie. Loved by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their families. Dear sister-in-law of Alberta SHAW of London. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her son Eugene "Sib" SHAW, sisters Kathryn VAN HULSTYN, Margaret NESBITT, brother John "Jack" GIBSON, parents James and Ethel (MacDONALD) GIBSON. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Grand Bend Legion, Exeter Villa or charity of choice would be appreciated. Marion was a longtime employee and member of the Grand Bend Legion. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-21 published
MARQUARDT, Elizabeth " Betty"
Peacefully, her family at her side, with grace and dignity at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Saturday, November 19, 2005, Elizabeth (Betty) MARQUARDT in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Clifford in 1994. Loving mother of Catherine QUINLAN and her husband Mike of Dorchester. Predeceased by her daughter Carol Ann GOENS in 2000, and survived by son-in-law Richard of Kingsville. Cherished grandmother of Scott and his wife Marnie GOENS, Kelly GIBSON (QUINLAN) and her husband Jim, and Cameron GOENS. Dear great grandmother of Landen GIBSON. Predeceased by one brother Vincent BARNETT and survived by two sisters Catherine SHEPHERD and Helen BERLINGUETTE, both of Burlington. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff of the A.C.E.-C6 of Victoria Hospital for all their compassion and care for Betty during her stay. Cremation has taken place. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar Street on Wednesday morning at 11: 30 o'clock. Inurnment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-21 published
WRIGHT, Jack Allan Lewis
Peacefully on Friday, November 18, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario, in his 89th year. Loving son of Stella Annette WRIGHT and Allan Newell WRIGHT, predeceased; brother of Kathleen (Kaye) GIBSON; beloved husband and best friend of Edna Annie WRIGHT (née DUNN) predeceased; dear father of Edward Allan WRIGHT (Christine) and Nancy Lynne BUTLER (Kenneth;) grandfather of David Kenneth BUTLER (Marnie), Julie Lynne BUTLER, Robert Allan WRIGHT (Toni Lyn) and Meghan Anne WRIGHT; great grandfather of Jordan Allan ROBINSON- WRIGHT and Riley David BUTLER. Former Executive Dean at Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Barrie, Ontario; Director of the Small Business Training Program with the Ontario Department of Education; Assistant Branch Manager of Canadian Pittsburgh Industries; Canadian Manager of Hobbs Glass. Member of the Oriental Masonic Lodge, Port Burwell, Ontario. Past Warden, Lay Reader and Chair of the Advisory Board of Trinity Church, Barrie. A memorial service and celebration of Jack's life will be held at the Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 21. Interment on Wednesday, November 23 at 1: 30 p.m. in the family plot at the Aylmer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Trinity Anglican Church, or the Charity of your choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-15 published
McNALLY, Garnet
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Garnet McNALLY, 88 years, of Petrolia and formerly of Inwood. Beloved husband of Irene (née HILL.) Dear father of Larry and Brenda of Inwood, Phil and Lori of Oil Springs and Don and Kathy of Inwood. Dear grandfather of Terry, Todd, Tim, Mark, Marty, Kristy, Kyle, Eric, Daniel and Benjamin. Also survived by 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Evelyn SMITH of Sarnia, Adeline SWAN of Inwood, Anna Mae WALLIS of Chatham and the late Ross McNALLY (1984.) Garnet operated McNally Farm Equipment for several years. Visitors will be received on Thursday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of St. Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #216 will hold a memorial service on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. Memories of condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-27 published
ALLISON, May (GROOM)
At Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Delaware, on Sunday, December 25th, 2005, May (GROOM) ALLISON of London in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bert" ALLISON (1988.) Predeceased by her 2 sisters Vera GIBSON and Winnifred SUTTON. Dear aunt of Joyce BURK/BURKE of Grand Bend and Sylvia BROWN of Forest, and great-aunt of Jody LACEY of London. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the funeral service being held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), on Thursday, December 29th at 1 p.m. with The Very Reverend Terry DANCE of St. Paul's Cathedral officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, London/Middlesex Chapter, 21 Grosevenor Street, London, N6A 4V2, or the Alzheimer Society, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, N6E 1A2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
HERRINGTON, Wilfrid James " Jim"
At London Health Science Centre-Westminster Campus on Thursday December 29, 2005 surrounded by family, Wilfrid James "Jim" HERRINGTON of London in his 63rd year. Loving partner of Margaret. Dear father of Shari and Dave BASTIAANSEN of R.R.#1, Springfield, Norm and Amy HERRINGTON of Cochrane, Alberta, Christine HERRINGTON and Gary MORRISON of Straffordville, Charlotte HERRINGTON and John SCHEEL of Straffordville and Jennifer GOULDEN and Brian HENDERSON of Kitchener. Loved by his grandchildren Tea and Alicia BASTIAANSEN, Jack HERRINGTON, Desiree GOULDEN, Callie GIBSON and Liam HENDERSON. Brother of Margaret and Norm MASFRANKC and the late Harry HERRINGTON. Uncle of Deb and Pat MICHIELSEN, Dan and Donna MASFRANKC, Dave and Julie MASFRANKC and survived by many cherished cousins. Remembered by Dalis HERRINGTON, Guy RIOUX, Ron and Brenda O'DANSKI. Jim was born in Dunnville, Ontario on December 4, 1943. son of the late Wilfrid Edward and Jennie LATHAM) HERRINGTON. He was a retired transport driver. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday January 2, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Reverend Michael WELLWOOD officiating. Interment Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-18 published
DETZLER, Jacob Theodore
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, on January 11, 2005, Jacob Theodore DETZLER of Strathroy, in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Linda DETZLER and dear father of Catherine HUNTER and Carolyn DETZLER. Loving grandfather of Alexandra HUNTER. Brother of Michael and Maureen DETZLER, Joseph and Audrey DETZLER, Cecilia and Walter BECKER, and Ileen GIBSON and her late husband George. Brother-in-law of Sharon and Don LEPPINGTON and Janice and Murray McGILL and families. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Clara DETZLER and his sister Mary FEAVER. Jacob owned Caradoc Home Hardware in Mt. Brydges. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service was held on Friday, January 14 at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Doug WATSON officiating. Interment at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Bethel Baptist Church, would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jacob.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-22 published
GOODEN, Thomas H.
After a short illness, in North Carolina, on February 15, 2005, Thomas H. GOODEN, in his 80th year. Beloved father of Tom Jr. (Karen) of Michigan, Steve (Lynda) of Michigan, Dan (Brenda) of Florida, and David (Kim) of North Carolina. Loved by 11 grandchildren. Brother of Virginia BUTTERY (Howard 2002) of Kerwood; stepbrother of Roberta GRASS (Harold) of Michigan, and brother-in-law of Bill OLIVER of Michigan. Predeceased by his parents Sadie GIBSON (1986;) stepfather Robert GIBSON (1992;) father Thomas GOODEN (1943;) and sister Dorothy OLIVER (1992.) Funeral service was held Saturday, February 19 at Denning Bros. Funeral Home. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Thomas.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-03-01 published
GRIPTON, R. Bruce
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, February 26, R. Bruce GRIPTON, of Caradoc Township, in his 60th year. Loving husband to Nancy. Will be remembered by children Janice (Mike) GRIPTON- MUYLAERT, Scott (Connie STIFF) and Christine. Loving grandfather to Ben. Sisters Earlene MONKMAN (Ralph) and Donna LIMON (Bob.) Will be missed by sisters and brothers-in-law Carolyn and Ray GIBSON, Mary Ann and Doug HIPPLE, Bud and Diane LAW. Also missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce was a proud member of the London Chapter of The Men of Accord. Visitation will be held from Denning Bros. Funeral Home, in Strathroy, on Tuesday, March 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held from the chapel on Wednesday, March 2 at 1: 30 p.m. with Thelma PERRY officiating. Interment to follow at the Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer society or Harmonize for Speech, would be greatly appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert Bruce.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-08-04 published
NARKEVICIUS, Charles " Charlie"
At his residence in Strathroy on July 25, 2005, Charles (Charlie) NARKEVICIUS, at age 37. Dear brother of Jenine and Cecil Stanley and Joe and Rose NARKEVICIUS. Loving uncle to Mike and Michelle STANLEY, Donna and Jay RYAN, Danielle GIBSON and Taylor NARKEVICIUS, and a wonderful great uncle to Ashley, Jessica, Brandon, Emma and Kristen, all of Strathroy. Predeceased by his father (Leo), 1989 and his mother (Stella) 2001. He will be sadly missed by family and Friends. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home on Thursday, July 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral service was held on Friday, July 29 at 11 a.m. with Father John SHARP officiating. Interment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Charlie.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-11-23 published
GIBSON, Robert " Bob"
In Memory of Robert (Bob) GIBSON August 27, 2005
Elizabeth, Dianne, Esther and Epiphany would like to sincerely thank our caring family, Friends, and neighbours for their kindness and support during the sad loss of our loving Husband, Father, and Poppa. A heartfelt thanks goes to Bob's brother Ted, his wife Gayle, and their son Ryan, for their never-ending dedication and support to the family. Special thanks and appreciation to those who gave beautiful flowers, generous donations to the Georgian Hospice, thoughtful cards, and kind messages of sympathy.
Many thanks go to Dr. FURTADO, Dr. LAKIN, and the kind nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital for helping us with our sudden loss. Also, a special thank-you goes to the police and ambulance attendants who helped us in our time of need. The care and compassion of P.C. Paula MILNE will be forever remembered. We would like to thank all those who were able to attend the funeral service to recognize the life of a remarkable and greatly loved man. Special thanks to those who contributed to the ceremony: Reverend Julie MORDEN for her kind ministrations and comforting service, Walter BORTHWICK and Brian MacLEAN for their compassionate words, Dave ROZYCKI for his touching rendition of "Danny Boy," Susan WELLS, Brandi CLEMENT and Janel BASCOM for their inspiring verses, the talented musicians who provided the beautiful music during the ceremony. Guy PUCCINI and staff for their wondefful offering of food after the ceremony, and the staff of Country Life Resort and Park Place for their kind and helpful support in arranging the service. Finally, our sincere thanks goes to Shawn and Paula DAVIDSON and the staff of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for their professional, sensitive, and personal service that helped us through this difficult time. "With each memory, let our hearts be reminded that nothing can ever take away the beauty we have known, for love remains a part of us forever."
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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-18 published
GIBSON, Bette Anne (née SHIELDS)
Has with courage, grace, dignity and humour lived and died with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Bette was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who above all believed in the strength and the love of family.
She leaves her devoted husband of 52 years Thomas, children Judith (Lee), Thomas (Teresa), Shelley, John (Maria), and Catherine (Marty), and her beloved grandchildren, Katie, Kayley, Amanda, Sarah, David, Robbie, Gillian, Russell, and Corey. Bette also leaves her best friend and sister Catherine (and family), her brother William (and family), her brother-in-law Gordon (Yvonne) and step-brother and sister Bob, and Mary.
Bette lived a full life as a long time community volunteer and a dedicated employee of McGraw Hill Ryerson and inspired and led all who knew her by example.
The support, love and laughter of so many close family Friends have been a constant source of strength to Bette and the entire Gibson family.
The family would like to thank Doctors McGee and Berger, and the A.L.S. Foundation. We would also like to thank the nurses and Personal Support Workers who have provided caring support at home and the wonderful nurses and doctors in the Emergency ward at York Central Hospital. A special thank you to Elizabeth who brought a touch of Coby and much laughter with each visit.
Friends may call at #507 - 70 Baif Boulevard, Richmond Hill, from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, January 19th and 20th. A private family service will be held in Coboconk when the mayflowers bloom. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the A.L.S. Society or to the Hospital for Sick Children.
We will remember you in the wind
When the spring rain
Gently kisses our face,
We will feel your warmth in the summer breeze
As you run through the grass and
Whisper our names
We will remember you
When the orange moon rises
And dances across the lake
We will remember you in the love
And the laughter of our children
Where you will be forever in our hearts.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-22 published
LAWFORD, Edith Mildred (née GIBSON) B.A., M.L.S.
Formerly of Toronto, died February 18, 2005, in her 92nd year, with family at her side, at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, Ontario. Wife of the late Dr. F. Hugh LAWFORD. Beloved mother of Dr. Ross (Beatrice) of Toronto, Dr. Hugh (Jill) of Markdale and Dr. Grant (Peggy) of Kilbride. Grandmother to Grant (Emily), Janine (Jacquie), Jeffrey (Marilita), Steve (Erika), Elizabeth HOERATH (Heinz) and Heather (fiancé Mark LABENSKI.) Great grandmother of Eric LAWFORD, Lily and Maximilian HOERATH, and Matthew LAWFORD. The family wishes to thank the staff at Grey Gables for dedicated and compassionate caring. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto at 7: 30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2004. In lieu of flowers, donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to May Funeral Home, Markdale (519 986-3310).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-28 published
GIBSON, Norah Ethel (née SMITH)
Age 97 of Oakville, Ontario. Born February 26, 1908. Died March 24, 2005. Predeceased by her beloved husband William O. GIBSON, daughter Mary O. GIBSON, and also son Donald W. GIBSON. Survived and greatly loved by her sister Hilda MILNE, daughter Anne GIBSON with her husband Ken WINTERS, daughter-in-law Sharon GIBSON, granddaughters Mary E. GIBSON and Anne Louise GIBSON with her husband Mathew OU, great grandchildren Joshua YOUNG and Emily OU. Founder of the Chancel Guild, Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville and tireless volunteer for the Red Cross and other community organizations. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville on Wednesday March 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-27 published
MILNE, Hilda Elizabeth (née SMITH)
Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack, dear sister Norah GIBSON, and brothers Frank and Don. Loving mother of Virginia GUY (Iskandar), John (Nancy) and Peter (Christina) grandmother of Eric (Amy), Patrick (Natalie) and Lorena; great-grandmother of Spencer. Also survived by her sister-in-law Mary DEMARY and many nieces and nephews. Our deepest thanks for the wonderful care by the staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Memorial service 11 a.m. at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville on Friday, April 29. Reception to follow.

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GIBSON 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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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-24 published
HAFFEY, Edward Paul
Paul died peacefully at home, with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, May 22, 2005, in his 79th year. Loving husband for 47 years to his wife Joan and gentle, caring and kind father to Timothy, Peter (Roula LITRAS,) Paula (Warren BLACK) and Nancy. Dear poppa to Matthew Paul HAFFEY, Michael Edward HAFFEY and Jonathan Edward BLACK. Dear son of the late Dr. Matthew Joseph HAFFEY and Gertrude GIBSON and brother of the late James John HAFFEY and Irene HAFFEY. Dearly missed by his brother Matthew Joseph HAFFEY, Q.C. and his wife Barbara. Uncle to Joe, Dan, Sam, K.C. and Colin HAFFEY and Kelly Anne MacCRAE. Brother-in-law to Kathie STEPIEN and uncle to Tara, Michael and Kelly Anne STEPIEN. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 21 Leith Hill Road, North York, (north of Sheppard Ave. E. and west of Don Mills Road) on Wednesday, May 25th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family sends a heartfelt thanks to the caregivers, Marlene, Annabelle, Jocelyn and Meila, nurses, Estella and Connie, and especially Doctor David KENDAL and Dr. BUCHMAN from the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Also the family deeply appreciates the kindnesses of relatives, Friends and neighbours and the constant support of Sisters of St. Joseph, Mary Carol and Anne Lemire. If desired, in Paul's memory, donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-05 published
PRIOR, Dr. Burton Connor
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, July 4, 2005 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Enid. Loving father of Judy (Jim GIBSON,) Cathy (Mike MARTIN,) Nancy (Brian FEAGAN), Barbara (Peter ROSS), Debbie (Evan RUSSELL) and Dianne. Cherished "Poppa" of Robin; Dan, Greg, Tom; Claire, Sean; Laurie, Stephanie; Andrew, Colin; and Linda and Karen. Dear brother of Glen (Hazel,) and the late Leta HENDERSON. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service held in the Chapel on Thursday July 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. Private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-06 published
PRIOR, Dr. Burton Connor
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, July 4, 2005 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Enid. Loving father of Judy (Jim GIBSON,) Cathy (Mike MARTIN,) Nancy (Brian FEAGAN), Barbara (Peter ROSS), Debbie (Evan RUSSELL) and Dianne. Cherished "Poppa" of Robin; Dan, Greg, Tom; Claire, Sean; Laurie, Stephanie; Andrew, Colin; and Linda and Karen. Dear brother of Glen (Hazel,) and the late Leta HENDERSON. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service held in the Chapel on Thursday July 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. Private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-25 published
Two men dead in separate drownings
Canadian Press, Monday, July 25, 2005, Page A11
Two Ontario men drowned in separate incidents yesterday. A Mississauga man drowned while swimming with his children at a provincial park on Lake Erie near Simcoe and a Brampton man is dead after apparently drowning in a backyard swimming pool yesterday.
Police say the body of John GIBSON, 45, was pulled from the water at Long Point Provincial Park yesterday afternoon after a 45-minute search.
His death is being treated as an accidental drowning, which authorities are blaming on a strong undertow.
Police say the Brampton man was in his twenties, but have not released his name.
His body was recovered from the bottom of a pool by two neighbours who dived in after hearing a commotion.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-23 published
IRELAND, Margaret (née GIBSON)
At Central Park Lodge after a short illness died peacefully on Monday, August 22nd, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Benjamin Mather IRELAND. Beloved mother of Donna and her husband Gerald TURNER and mother of Bill IRELAND and his wife Catherine. Loving grandmother of Jennifer and Stephen IRELAND. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Service in the chapel on Thursday, August 25th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment York Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
GIBSON, Norman "the Gibber" (1935-2005)
Passed away unexpectedly at home, Tuesday evening, August 30, 2005. Loving husband of Nancy. Loving father of Michael (Kathleen), Mark (Rhonda) and Paul. Proud grandfather of Sean, Kelsey and Daniel. Dear son-in-law of Beatrice BELL. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 95 Bayly Street West, Suite 404, Ajax, Ontario L1S 7K8. Norm will be sadly missed by his family, Friends and colleagues at Maison Placements Canada Inc.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-10 published
BAYER, Mary Elizabeth, C.M., M.A., LL.D.
(February 10, 1925-September 7, 2005)
A sixth generation descendant of Red River settlers, Mary Elizabeth BAYER was the daughter of Anne Farquharson PATTESON and Granville Lovejoy BAYER. Her grandfather, Thomas Edward PATTESON, was a member of the North West Mounted Police, great grandfather the Hon. E.H.G.G. HAY was the first leader of the opposition in Manitoba's first Legislature, and great great-grandfather Hugh GIBSON was with the Hudson's Bay Company at York Factory. Mary Liz was one of two children; her beloved brother Edward was killed in action with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1944. Alberta-born Mary Liz was raised and educated in Manitoba. An outstanding Canadian, she was a champion of great causes, a poet, patriot, public servant, communicator, educator, advocate, moderator, and volunteer leader. In Manitoba she was Executive Director of the Volunteer Bureau and of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation, founding Executive Director of the Manitoba Arts Council, founding Chair of Heritage Winnipeg, founding member of the Assembly of Arts Administrators, pioneered adult daytime television programming and served as the provincial government's first woman Assistant Deputy Minister. Nationally, Mary Liz brought her wisdom, humour, tact and deep understanding of Canadians to her roles as National President of Heritage Canada, member of the National Executive of the Girl Guides of Canada, member of Charlottetown's Confederation Centre for the Arts and the Canadian Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. She also served with great distinction on the Selection Committees for both the Rhodes Scholarships and the Royal Bank Award.
After retiring to Victoria in 1980, Mary Liz, with unflagging creativity and energy, continued to guide and advise, as Chair of the Greater Victoria Library Board, founding member of the Greater Victoria Arts Commission, Executive member of the Provincial Capital Commission, member of the Honourary Board of the Victoria Foundation, Chair of the British Columbia Heritage Society, and founding Chair of the Province-wide arts and heritage advocacy group, Culture Acts Now. Her numerous awards include an Honourary LL.D. from the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award, Girl Guides of Canada Merit Award and the Canadian Centennial Medal. In 1994 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2000 she was named an Honourary Citizen of Victoria. She was the 2004 recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award for Lifetime Achievement and in June 2005 received the British Columbia Heritage Award.
Mary Liz's greatest talent was in inspiring and motivating others. She believed in God, honour, justice, noblesse oblige, encouraging youth and a future for our lovely planet. She will be deeply missed by her friend of fifty-five years and co-worker for good causes, Anne DUMOULIN, cousins Mary McMULLEN, David (Erika) McMULLEN and Louise (Jim) KAGAN, many other family members, and thousands of Friends throughout Canada and around the world. Heartfelt appreciation is extended to loving Friends, and the many dedicated medical and health care practitioners, who assisted Mary Liz in her long and most courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at St. Saviour's Anglican Church, 310 Henry Street, on Monday, September 12 at 2: 00 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Mary Elizabeth Bayer Heritage Fund at the Victoria Foundation.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-03 published
LIGHTFOOT, Hazel Emaline (née GIBSON)
Peacefully, at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, December 02, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman LIGHTFOOT. Loving mother of Kirk (Maureen) LIGHTFOOT of Belleville, Lorain (Robert) LOUNSBERRY of Calgary, Lynn (Howard) BARBAREE of Oakville, Laurie LIGHTFOOT and the late Norman LIGHTFOOT Jr. Survived by daughter-in-law Patricia of Carmel, California. Dear sister of Marie (Jim) LIGHTFOOT of Carrying Place, Evelyn (Floyd) JOHNSON of Williams Lake, British Columbia, Lorna (the late Ricky) RYCKMAN of Picton, Athelia (Howard) KITCHEN of Carp and Marilyn ABBY of London. Loved by her grandchildren Heather and Lee LIGHTFOOT, Ethan PEACOCK, Josh and Erin LOUNSBERRY, Lauren (David) CARINGI, David and Kristin BARBAREE, Kieran and Kate LIGHTFOOT and great-grand_son Matthew CARINGI. Best friend of Mindy. Friends are invited to call at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street, Belleville, on Monday, December 5, 2005 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. prior to the memorial service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation, with interment of cremated remains at Carrying Place Annex Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.burke- funeral.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-10 published
GIBSON, Winnifred Eileen
of Christie Gardens, Toronto, died peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at the age of 94. Wynne GIBSON, beloved mother of Diane Gibson NELSEN (Ron) and her sister, Barbara MANNERS (Clifford.) Predeceased by her husband, George, and son, Peter (Margeurite). Loving grandmother of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) Reception to follow. Cremation followed by interment at Westminster Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Wynne's name to Grace Church On-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, Ontario M4V 1X4, or Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, 330 Walmer Rd., Toronto, Ontario M5R 2Y4.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
GIBSON, James MacAndrew "Andy"
(December 13th, 1937-December 9th, 2005)
Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday December 9th, 2005 in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Cecile and the late Jane. Loving father of Robin (Todd) PARRY, Carrie (Mark) PYATT, Duff (Jen) GIBSON, Susie GIBSON and his step-children Ian MOSLEY and Janine (Dan) TRUDEAU. He will be sadly missed by his granddaughter Rachel PYATT. Dear brother of Doug (Sue,) Susan (Mark), Ted and Donald. Also survived by his step-mother Elizabeth GIBSON, his dear friend Carole GIBSON and many other relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street) Barrie on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday December 14th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. Inurnment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
Andy courageously battled cancer for more than a decade and overcame many obstacles to do so. Those who have been fortunate enough to be near him during his battle considered him a Miracle. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Andy, donations to the R.V.H. Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-17 published
GIBSON, Peter Robert
In Scotland on Friday, December 16, 2005, Peter Robert GIBSON, brother of Douglas Maitland GIBSON of Toronto and younger son of Janet and the late Thomas Y. GIBSON, O.B.E., Beloved husband of Amanda BRITAIN and father of Kate and Robert. Mourned in Canada by his sister-in-law Jane, his nieces Meg and Katie, their mother Sally and many Friends.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
WAZNY, Eugene
(Veteran World War 2 and the Korean War, retired employee of Canada Wire and Cable, life member of Todmorden Branch No. 10 Royal Canadian Legion) Born in Doliny, Poland on September 3, 1926 to his late parents Michael and Tina WAZNY. Entered into eternal rest in the loving care of his family at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital on Saturday, January 1, 2005. Gene, dearly loved and cherished husband of Norma Mary (BROWN) WAZNY for 51 years. Devoted and adored father of Sara-Ann, and Maureen Dianne and her husband Paul GIBSON. Proud and loving grandfather of Tara, Lisa, Krista, Michelle, Jacob, Cheryl and great-grandfather of Brayden. Dear brother of Bernice. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block east of Donlands Subway) from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Royal Canadian Legion Service Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at eleven o'clock. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. All are invited to a reception following the interment at Todmorden Branch 10 Royal Canadian Legion, 1083 Pape Ave. (south of O'Connor Dr.).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
SWIFT, Doris Myrtle Jane (LATTER)
Comforted by members of her family, Doris pasSed away peacefully and willingly after a brief stay at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, December 31st, 2004 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert for almost 65 years. Her wish to join him has been granted. Loving mother of Grant and his wife Maureen, and the late Betty Jane GIBSON. Cherished Grandmother of Jennifer (Darryl,) Daphne (Bruce), Tara (Marco), James (Kristy), Lara (lain), Julie (Theo) and David (Karla). Great-Grandma to Geoffrey and Katrina, Thomas, Nicolas and Owen, and Eleanor. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandma, Doris will be missed by those who were able to share her last years. Unending thanks to the Angels and Samaritans, who unselfishly attend the residents of Parkview Home. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Christ Church Anglican, 254 Sunset Blvd., Stouffville on Thursday, January 6 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment of Doris with Herb's ashes will take place that afternoon at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkview Home Building Fund.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-09 published
HINCHEY, Madeleine (TIENNET)
Retired National Research Council of Canada. Passed away peacefully at the Civic Hospital on January 5, 2005. Daughter of the late Claude TIENNET and Rose PROULX. Wife of the late Charles H. HINCHEY. Predeceased by her sister Jeanne, her sister-in-law Eva (Albert) and her brothers-in-law Bert (Irene), George (Lucienne), Leo (Paulette), Henri and Romeo. Sadly missed by her niece Margo (Jean TROTTIER,) her grandnieces and grandnephews Diane, Lucie, Michel and Jean Pierre (Ailsa), and by her very good Friends Margaret DUNLOP (Ken GIBSON) and their children Elizabeth, Rebecca, Craig and Mark, Lucie LAPOINTE (Clive WILLIS) and her daughter Lauren, and Jean SHEEHY. Also missed by a number of great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews and many Friends. Madeleine had a wonderful love for life. As a friend, "Grandma", and "Ma Tante", she brought her infectious optimism and happiness to all who were close to her. Madeleine was born in Toronto in 1922 but resided in Hull and Ottawa most of her life. She had a very successful career at the National Research Council of Canada, retiring as the Secretary General to Council in 1984. She was the first woman at the Council to hold a number of senior management positions including chairing the selection committee for Canada's first slate of astronauts. Her passion for the Council and its work was well known. Thank you to all the staff at the Civic Hospital who took such good care of her. She leaves a great hole in our lives. Visitation: There will be no visitation. Funeral Service: Will be held on Saturday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at St.-Benoit-Abbé Church, Sherbrooke and Moussette corner, Gatineau (sector Hull), Québec. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend. The family will receive your condolences after the Funeral Service. Donations: At the Foundation of C.H.S.L.D.-La Pieta, 273 Laurier St. Gatineau, Québec J8X 3W8, would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements by Serge Legault Funeral Home Inc., 81 St.-Laurent Blvd., Gatineau, Québec J8X 1L8. For your condolence messages send a facsimile to (819) 771-7066 or e-mail at slegaultmf@bellnet.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
LAVERY, Henry "Harry" Charles (July 8, 1928 - January 10, 2005)
The family announces the passing of Harry LAVERY at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Monday, January 10, 2005. Beloved son of the late Charles and Lilian (GIBSON) LAVERY. Loving brother of Ann FALLON (and the late Tom) of Scottsdale, Arizona and Adeline PETRELLI of Mississauga, Ontario. Loved uncle of Susan Fallon GARCIA (Raul), Orange City, California, Peter (Theresa) FALLON, Arlington, Virginia, Peter (Diane) PETRELLI, Mississauga, Ontario, Joseph (Swapna) PETRELLI, Toronto, Ontario and Vincent PETRELLI, Brampton, Ontario. Great-uncle to Emma (his little tinker) and Nicholas PETRELLI. Harry was a retired teacher with Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board who loved children and teaching. He was a good person with strong beliefs in his faith and God. Mr. LAVERY will be resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.), on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 11 Peter St. S. (at Lakeshore Rd.), Mississauga, on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment Assumption Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Peel would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to thank Dr. SHULMAN and his associates for their compassionate care of Harry over his last few weeks. A special thank you to Father F. John O'NEILL for his kindness, loving devotion and Friendship shown to Harry and our family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
TOMLINSON, Edith Reta (BAGSHAW)
Peacefully at Eagle Terrace, Newmarket, Ontario on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Reta BAGSHAW, beloved wife of 64 years of Irvine (Sandy) TOMLINSON and dear mother of Beth and her husband Joe SINKOWSKI of Red Lake, Kay and her husband Scott SINCLAIR of Bolton and predeceased by her daughter Joan, mother-in-law of Tom GIBSON of Sutton. Loving grandmother of Laura, Catherine and Andrea GIBSON, Julia JONES and Joe SINCLAIR. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 10: 00 a.m. until noon and 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
McCLATCHEY, Ethel (formerly BROWN)
Passed away peacefully at Central Park Lodge, on January 14, 2005, at the age of 94. Former wife of the late Norman BROWN and the late David McCLATCHEY. Beloved mother of Gloria TRACY (Frank,) and Norman BROWN. Dear grandmother of Wayne GIBSON (Maria,) Tom BROWN, Leonard BROWN (Joanne), Nancy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Stuart), Cathy KING (Richard,) Lynn PATTON (Don) and loving great-grandmother of 16 great-grandchildren. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Ward Chapel on Monday January 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent online at ethel.mcclatchey@wardfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
GIBSON, Bette Anne (née SHIELDS)
Has with courage, grace, dignity and humour lived and died with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Bette was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who above all believed in the strength and the love of family. She leaves her devoted husband of 52 years Thomas, children Judith (Lee), Thomas (Teresa), Shelley, John (Maria), and Catherine (Marty), and her beloved grandchildren Katie, Kayley, Amanda, Sarah, David, Robbie, Gillian, Russell, and Corey. Bette also leaves her best friend and sister Catherine (and family), her brother William (and family), her brother-in-law Gordon (Yvonne) and step-brother and sister Bob, and Mary. Bette lived a full life as a long time community volunteer and a dedicated employee of McGraw- Hill Ryerson and inspired and led all who knew her by example. The support, love and laughter of so many close family Friends have been a constant source of strength to Bette and the entire Gibson family. The family would like to thank Drs. McGEE and BERGER, and the A.L.S. Foundation. We would also like to thank the nurses and Personal Support Workers who have provided caring support at home and the wonderful nurses and doctors in the Emergency Ward at York Central Hospital. A special thank you to Elizabeth who brought a touch of Coby and much laughter with each visit. Friends may call at No. 507 - 70 Baif Blvd., Richmond Hill, from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, January 19th and 20th. A private family service will be held in Coboconk when the mayflowers bloom. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the A.L.S. Society or to the Hospital for Sick Children. We will remember you in the wind When the spring rain Gently kisses our face, We will feel your warmth in the summer breeze As you run through the grass And whisper our names We will remember you When the orange moon rises And dances across the lake We will remember you in the love And the laughter of our children Where you will be forever in our hearts.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
WILSON, Dorothy May (NEWLOVE)
Peacefully at the King Nursing Home, Bolton, after a brief battle with cancer, Dorothy NEWLOVE, born Albion Township, January 4, 1916, beloved wife of the late Hudson H. WILSON. Dear mother of David and the late Evelyn WILSON, Walkerton; Doris and the late Don GIBSON, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and dear mother of Beryl and Gordon GOODFELLOW, Bolton; Bill and Gail WILSON, Alliston Hudson and Eunice WILSON, Bolton. Sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her 2 grand_sons, Paul GIBSON and Tim GOODFELLOW. Dear sister of the late Marion, Macil, Ethel, William and Daisy. Dear sister-in-law of Pearl NEWLOVE, Bolton. A special thank you to the staff of King Nursing Home for their excellent care. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213), Sunday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 24 at 2 o'clock. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired memorial donations may be made to King Nursing Home, Patio Fund, 49 Sterne Street, Bolton L7E 5T1. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
McCULLOUGH, Margaret
Passed away at the Wexford, Scarborough on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005, in her 94th year. She is survived by her nieces Sheila BROWNE (Douglas) of Toronto, Nora GIBSON of Sarnia and nephew Roger McCULLOUGH (Irene) of Ottawa, nine great-nieces and nephews and five great-great-nieces and nephews and three cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Prof. W. Stewart McCULLOUGH (1982.) Margaret grew up in the Beaches and attended Kew Beach United Church until she moved to North Toronto in 1957 where she was very active in Eglinton United Church (later Eglinton St. George's). She worked at Canada Life Insurance Co. for almost 40 years until her retirement in 1967. She was much beloved by family and Friends. Our thanks to the Wexford staff for their kind care. The service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.), Toronto, at 12 noon on Monday, January 24 with visitation at 11 a.m. Interment at Saint John's Cemetery, Norway, 256 Kingston Rd., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eglinton St. George's United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
HARRIS, James " Jim"
At Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, after a lengthy illness, on Monday, January 24, 2005, Jim HARRIS, Barrie, formerly of Caledon East, in his 73rd year, beloved husband of Twyla BRACKEN for 51 years. Loving father of Debbie and Paul BENNETT, Simcoe Randy and Debbie HARRIS, Barrie; Cindy and Kevin GLASSFORD, Orangeville Twyla-Mae (Tommy) GIBSON and Brian SILK, Shelburne. Fondly remembered by 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son. Dear brother of Dorothy and her husband Mike MANNA, Brampton and predeceased by Hilda, Gordon, Betty and Wilson. Dear brother-in-law of Lil HARRIS, Scarborough. Dearly loved by the Bracken family. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Thursday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 28 at one o'clock. Spring interment Caledon East Public Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
McCONNELL, Thomas
Peacefully at the Houses of Providence in his 87th year. Predeceased by his brothers Robert of England and Gregor. Loving brother of Sarah (Betty) and her husband Herb GIBSON. Father of Thomas Jr., Maureen and her husband Rob, Gary, and predeceased by his son Wayne. Loving grandfather of eight. Special thanks to Sheila WALSH for being a great companion and also many thanks to his special friend Edith BROWN for all her support. Thomas was a past Chief Ranger with the I.O.F. Court Futura 808, a member of the I.B.E.W. union, and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Thursday, January 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Giffen-Mack Chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-29 published
BROWN, Bradley Armstrong " Bob"
After a valiant struggle, at the Sunnybrook Hospital, with his family by his side, on January 27, 2005, in his 68th year. Bob, beloved husband and best friend of 49 years to Eleanor. Much loved dad of Bradley, Lori LAPIERRE, Deanna FILIPCHUK (Paul,) and Sheri GIBSON (Glen.) Cherished grandpa of Adam BAKER (Amy,) Jason BAKER, Chad, Kristy and Graham FILIPCHUK, Estelle BROWN, and Hayden GIBSON. Dearly loved brother of Roy BROWN (Berta,) Marion WALLACE, and the late Albert BROWN. Bob will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.) (416-698-2861), on Sunday, January 30, 2005 from 2 - 4 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the funeral home Chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations in memory of Bob made to the Variety Village would be greatly appreciated by the family. "Forever in our hearts."

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
EDWARDS, Kathleen Mary (née GIBSON)
Passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 11, 2005. Beloved wife of Bob EDWARDS (deceased.) Kay will be greatly missed by her Friends in Orillia, fellow volunteers at the Thrift Shop and Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, and by all her bridge partners. Most of all, she will be missed by the EDWARDS family in Toronto and the extended family of her brother Dane GIBSON. A Memorial Service to say good bye to this fine lady will be held at St. James Anglican Church in Orillia, 1: 00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2005. Donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church or Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
RASA, Juris (J. Rasa Designs)
Born in Riga, Latvia on February 23th, 1944 to his dearly loved late parents Alexander and Ksenija (PAEGLE) RASA. Entered into rest at the Toronto East General Hospital, on Thursday, February 10th, 2005. Juris husband of Margaret GIBSON. Cherished and much loved brother of Rudite and Tony BEZIC of Penetang. Devoted uncle of Nicole (Kevin), David (Leslie) and great-uncle of Samuel. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block east of Donlands Subway) from 1 p.m. Sunday, February 13th until commencement of a complete service in the Chapel at 2 o'clock. Private cremation.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
GIBSON, Nora E. (née HILL)
Peacefully at the Mississauga Long Term Care Facility on Tuesday, February 15, 2005, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold (Pete) GIBSON. Loving mother of Dorothy and her husband Peter FORSTER, William and his wife Lenore, and Wendy. Dear grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Loving sister of the late Stanley, Grace LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Sydney, Alfred, Victor and Margaret LUKER. Survived by sister-in-law Norma HILL and brother-in-law Arthur LUKER. Member of the Go Forth Women's Auxiliary. Mrs. GIBSON is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Port Credit or to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, Mississauga would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
LAWFORD, Edith Mildred (née GIBSON,) B.A., M.L.S.
Formerly of Toronto, died February 18, 2005, in her 92nd year, with family at her side, at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, Ontario. Wife of the late Dr. F. Hugh LAWFORD. Beloved mother of Dr. Ross (Beatrice) of Toronto, Dr. Hugh (Jill) of Markdale and Dr. Grant (Peggy) of Kilbride. Grandmother to Grant (Emily), Janine (Jacquie), Jeffrey (Marilita), Steve (Erika), Elizabeth HOERATH (Heinz) and Heather (fiancé Mark LABENSKI.) Great-grandmother of Eric LAWFORD, Lily and Maximilian HOERATH, and Matthew LAWFORD. The family wishes to thank the staff at Grey Gables for dedicated and compassionate caring. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto at 7: 30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to May Funeral Home, Markdale (519-986-3310).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
ARMSTRONG, Margaret Blanche (GIBSON)

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
MORAN, Angela M.
(Retired employee of Honeywell) Peacefully in Toronto on Sunday, March 27th, 2005, at the age of 90. Beloved mother of Patricia GIBSON and her husband Kenneth of South Porcupine, Ontario. Survived by her grand_sons Matthew and David. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time beginning at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
GIBSON, Wanda Ada
At Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick, on Sunday, April 10, 2005, in her 88th year. Wanda GIBSON, wife of the late Lynn and dear mother of Lynn and his wife Janice of Orangeville and Wanda and her husband Berndy HEUMANN of Newmarket. Proud grandmother of Lynn, Rachael and Sarah GIBSON, Corey HOPE and Casey HEUMANN. Aunt of Leonard PACKHAM. Great-grandmother of Lochlan and Trenton HOPE. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Monday from 7-9 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held with interment at Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or York Region would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
HORAN, Stewart Joseph
Passed away at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario, on Saturday, April 9, 2005, in his 77th year. Loved companion of Ruth DERMOTT of Alliston. Loved father of Patricia KEENAN of Alliston, Brad HORAN (Jean) of Wasaga Beach, Janice GIBSON (Bill) of Owen Sound, Michael HORAN (Carol) of Alliston, Sheila BROAD (Ken) of Angus, Terry HORAN (Colleen) of Alliston, Linda GAUTREAU (Ed MANN) of Mississauga. Loved by his 13 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Fondly remembered by Brian HANCEY (Luanne,) Karen HANCEY and Owen FOY. Dear brother of the late Bernice JOHNSON, Doris BERGIN and Donna BUNNER. Dear brother-in-law of Joseph BERGIN and Dave BUNNER. Stewart will be lovingly remembered by Lillian HORAN, his neices, nephews and Friends. Visitation will be held at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston, Ontario, on Wednesday afternoon from 2: 00-5:00 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations to the Lung Association, Georgian Bay Area, 48 Alliance Blvd., Unit 206, Barrie, Ontario L4M 5K3 would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
LOTTON, Marjorie
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Monday, April 11th, 2005. Marjorie Isabel LOTTON (née CARLISLE,) in her 92nd year, was the beloved wife for 68 years, of John Herbert LOTTON. Loving mother of Shirley and Ross GIBSON of Cannington. Dear sister of Olive CARLISLE of British Columbia and Gertrude and John O'SULLIVAN of Markham. Predeceased by two sisters Alma CARLISLE and Ruby BOYNTON. Dearly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, April 15th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Necropolis Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to Trinity United Church in Cannington or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
GIBSON, Helen Roberta (née SKIDMORE)
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Helen GIBSON, in her 82nd year, on Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital. Dearest wife and best friend of Herbert "Bud" GIBSON, loving mother to Judy (Lloyd,) Margaret and Sandra, and proud grandmother of Mark and Derek. Helen was born March 13, 1924 in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, the youngest of six. Helen graduated from Business College in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1942, and worked for Canadian Car and Foundry. In 1943, she went to work for the war effort, building Anson and Mosquito airplanes. Helen and Bud were married in 1949 and enjoyed an active life in the Canadian Air Force. Helen was a hard working member of Agincourt Baptist Church. Special thanks to all in the Oncology Department at Scarborough Centenary Hospital. Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday, April 21, 2005 between 3: 30 and 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Agincourt Baptist Church, 37 Glen Watford Drive, on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
SINCLAIR, Agnes Lucinda (née GIBSON)
Of Riverside Glen, Guelph, and formerly of Erin, passed away suddenly at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, April 23, 2005 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Howard SINCLAIR (1986.) Dear mother of Betty BEATTY and her husband John of London, James SINCLAIR (deceased 1983) and his wife Marion O'CONNOR of Erin, Vera GOODERHAM and her husband Murray of Guelph, and Alan (deceased 1985). Grandma Aggie will be remembered by her 17 grandchildren (2 deceased) and 31 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Winifred ARMSTRONG (Edgar,) Laura CARTER (Andrew,) and Annie GIBSON, and brothers James GIBSON (Frances) and Tom GIBSON (Margaret.) Remembered by sister-in-law Marjorie SINCLAIR (Norris) of Bolton. She was an active member of Erin United Church, and a lifetime member of the Erin Agricultural Society. She will be remembered by many for the years she spent serving at Steen's Dairy. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin on Tuesday, April 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Erin United Church on Wednesday, April 27th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Erin Union Cemetery. Reception at Erin Legion, Dundas St. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Erin United Church or the Erin Agricultural Society will be greatly acknowledged.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
GIBSON, Robert Lorne
Peacefully, at Extendicare, Lindsay on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in his 87th year. Robert, beloved husband of the late Jeanie GIBSON. Loved father of Robert, Douglas, Glen, Gary, Carol and Andy. Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Friday, April 29, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service complete in the Morris Chapel on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Donations made in Robert's memory to the Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
BURNS, Susan
Peacefully with her family on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Cherished wife of Bill BURNS and loving mother of Alissa and Leanne. Dear grandmother of Casondra and Austin. Beloved mother-in-law of Mark GIBSON and Ron TRAVASSOS. Visitation will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3165 Ninth Line (at Dundas), Oakville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Chartwell Baptist Church, 228 Chartwell Road, Oakville on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Peel, Sunnybrook and Women's L.C. Campbell Research Unit, Toronto or the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
STEPP, James Howard
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Friday, May 6, 2005. Howard STEPP, in his 96th year, was the loving and devoted husband of Muriel TYNDALL. Loving son of the late Arthur and Edna STEPP. Dear brother of the late Perry and Clifford STEPP. Dear brother-in-law of Don TYNDALL and his wife Betty of Cameron, Kathleen GIBSON of Timmins and Carl TYNDALL predeceased. Lovingly remembered by his nieces Deborah and Helen (predeceased) and by his great nieces Amanda and Lynn and great nephews Douglas, Wade and Frank. Friends are invited to call at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay (toll-free 1-877-427-8434) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 10 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Goodwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
HAFFEY, Edward Paul
Paul died peacefully at home, with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, May 22, 2005, in his 79th year. Loving husband for 47 years to his wife Joan and gentle, caring and kind father to Timothy, Peter (Roula LITRAS,) Paula (Warren BLACK) and Nancy. Dear poppa to Matthew Paul HAFFEY, Michael Edward HAFFEY and Jonathan Edward BLACK. Dear son of the late Dr. Matthew Joseph HAFFEY and Gertrude GIBSON and brother of the late James John HAFFEY and Irene HAFFEY. Dearly missed by his brother Matthew Joseph HAFFEY, Q.C. and his wife Barbara. Uncle to Joe, Dan, Sam, K.C. and Colin HAFFEY and Kelly Anne MacCRAE. Brother-in-law to Kathie STEPIEN and uncle to Tara, Michael and Kelly Anne STEPIEN. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 21 Leith Hill Road, North York, (north of Sheppard Ave. E. and west of Don Mills Road) on Wednesday, May 25 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family sends a heartfelt thanks to the caregivers, Marlene, Annabelle, Jocelyn and Meila, nurses, Estella and Connie, and especially Doctor David KENDAL and Dr. BUCHMAN from The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Also the family deeply appreciates the kindnesses of relatives, Friends and neighbours and the constant support of Sisters of St. Joseph, Mary Carol and Anne Lemire. If desired, in Paul's memory, donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-15 published
GIBSON, John
Passed away in his 69th year, at Rouge Valley Health Centre on June 11, 2005. Father to Nancy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Wayne GIBSON. Cremation has taken place, reception to follow at a later date once all family members have been contacted. Please feel free to contact Nancy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT via e-mail samsnews@rogers.com for further information.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-16 published
GIBSON, John
Passed away in his 69th year, at Rouge Valley Health Centre on June 11, 2005. Father to Nancy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Wayne GIBSON. Cremation has taken place, reception to follow at a later date once all family members have been contacted. Please feel free to contact Nancy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT via e-mail samsnews@rogers.com for further information.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
MURDOCH, Margaret (née TOUGH)
At the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Thursday, June 23, 2005. Margaret MURDOCH (née TOUGH) was the beloved wife of John MURDOCH. Dear mother of Don MURDOCH (Sue WALKER) of Bradford, David MURDOCH (Sue GIBSON) of Carrying Place and Sharon BREITHAUPT (Ben) of Athens. Grandmother of Peter and Colleen BREITHAUPT, Hart and Andrew MURDOCH. Sister of Janet YANNETTA of Cobourg, Elizabeth POLLOCK of Darvel, Scotland, also Isa McDONALD predeceased. A funeral service for Margaret will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg. Cremation to follow with interment at Union Cemetery, Cobourg. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133, Cobourg are asked to assemble at the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m. If desired, donations in memory of Margaret can be made to the Arthritis Society. Condolences and donations to www.maccoubrey.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
SALMON, Philip Robert
Died peacefully, on June 23, 2005, at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, in his 63rd year. An artist and designer, he filled his life with people and things he loved. Philip had been a teacher of design at Sheridan College in Oakville and at the University of New Brunswick. He is survived by his mother, Clarice Salmon HUNT. Loving brother of Susan REYNOLDS and her husband Tony, dear uncle of Stephen and Michael. Beloved friend of Daniel BROSSEAU, Tracee JACKSON, and Joyce GIBSON. Many thanks to the staff on the 8th Floor Carter Wing who cared for him. Friends may visit the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, between noon and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28th, service to follow. In Philip's memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
POWNALL, Gladys Winnifred
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Saturday, June 25, 2005, Gladys POWNALL, in her 93rd year, beloved wife of the late Albert POWNALL. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Margaret and the late Jack COWARD, Etobicoke; Betty and Maynard CARTWRIGHT, Orangeville; Christine STREET, England; Sheila and Gordon MOAKES, England; Vera and Barrie BAMFORD, England; Janet PRITCHARD, Cobourg. Fondly remembered by her 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dear sister of Harry and Dorothy BAILEY, England; Nellie GIBSON, England and predeceased by Aubrey BAILEY, Bernard BAILEY and Lilly SHAW. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date in England. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
McMAHON, Mary Christina
At Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton on Monday, July 4, 2005, Mary Christina McMAHON, in her 87th year, beloved wife of the late John Henry McMAHON, Brampton. Dear mother of Norman and Barbara McMAHON, Calgary, Alberta; Ron and Nancy McMAHON, Consecon Marilyn and Garry KELLARD, Brampton; Nancy and Larry NICHOLLS, Caledon. Will be missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sister of Eva and Kensey GILMORE, Walkerton; Lillian and the late William DENNIS, LaHabra, California; Pte. Charles TRUSCOTT, of the Irish Regiment killed in action in Holland, May 2, 1945, at the age of 21 years; June and Bill GIBSON, Owen Sound. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Wednesday evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, July 7 at 11 o'clock. Interment Morningside Cemetery, Palgrave. Reception to follow at Palgrave United Church. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
PRIOR, Dr. Burton Connor
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, July 4, 2005 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Enid. Loving father of Judy (Jim GIBSON,) Cathy (Mike MARTIN,) Nancy (Brian FEAGAN), Barbara (Peter ROSS), Debbie (Evan RUSSELL) and Dianne. Cherished "Poppa" of Robin; Dan, Greg, Tom; Claire, Sean; Laurie, Stephanie; Andrew, Colin; and Linda and Karen. Dear brother of Glen (Hazel,) and the late Leta HENDERSON. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service held in the Chapel on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. Private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
McGARVEY, James Preston
Passed away Monday, July 4, 2005, in his 75th year, with emphysema and lung cancer, with never a complaint over his long illness. Jim leaves beloved wife Eileen of 54 years. Lovingly remembered by devoted daughter Karen GIBSON, special son-in-law Ronald, beloved son Kenneth and Cindy BOND. Sadly missed by sister Margurite KELLY (Des, deceased,) brother Raymond (Arlene,) brother-in-law Robert LINDSAY (Kathleen, deceased) and sister-in-law Adeline McCART (Brian, deceased) of Winnipeg and their families. Special thanks to Desmond and Christine KELLY without whom we could not have managed during this sad time. Dr. MILLS and staff, Bayshore nurses and special nurse Jennifer BREWER, thank you for all your kind support. Mary MATYS, our friend and neighbour, God Bless. Cremation by request. Donations, if desired, to the Royal Victoria Hospital Barrie Cancer Fund. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Peaceful Transition, Barrie.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
GIBSON, Elizabeth
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Leonard J. GIBSON. Dear mother of Jim GIBSON (Hennie,) Pat GIBSON (Grace,) Terry GIBSON (Sandy), Del MOTHERSIL (Dave), Karl GIBSON (Brenda), Laurie BOOK, Kelly JONES (Ron,) and Phil GIBSON. Proud grandmother of Lynn, Melisa, Carrie, Lisa, Ashlee, Amy, Matt, Holly, Jason, Rachael, Clayton, Crystal, David, and Mark. Great-grandmother of Jack, Katie, Ava, Elijah, Samson, Caroline, Brent and Audrey. Friends will be received at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas St. E., Whitby (905) 668-3410 on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-17 published
COCHRANE, Andrew " Burt"
Passed away peacefully at the Saugeen Valley Nursing Home in Mount Forest on Friday, July 15, 2005 in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Mabel, his son Raymond and daughter Jean. He is survived by his brother Don, sister Verley and son-in-law Brian PATTENDEN. Loving grandfather of Terry (Scott) GIBSON, Shelley PATTENDEN and Valerie WINGER. Dear great-grandfather of five. He will be deeply missed by his family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Parkinson Society would be greatly appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
GIBSON, Joseph W. " Joe"
Passed away peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge on Sunday, July 17, 2005, in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (1995). Loving father of Marion (Allan) GRAHAM of Oakwood, Karen (Henry) MENGERS of Hanover, Kevin (Valerie) GIBSON of Queensville. Cherished grandfather of Maureen, Blair, Paul, Krista, Jason, and Andrew. Predeceased by Elias GIBSON and Amy GIBSON and brother-in-law Angus MORTON. Sadly missed by his sister-in-law Ann MORTON. Joe will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, and Friends. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway South Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Queensville Cemetery. If desired donations made to Ravenshoe United Church would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
DIX, Stefanie (née BOCHNA)
Sally died peacefully in her sleep on August 1st, 2005 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Helmut FRENCHY, she will be greatly missed by her children - Walter DIX, Nancy JANITSCH, Richard DIX and Linda DIX- GIBSON, and her grandchildren - Emily, Sarah, Heather, Billy, Jessica, Hailee, Andrew and Carolyn. Sally's two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Fiona, also brought joy into her last difficult years. She was the dear sister of Victoria SHELDON and the late Joseph BOCHNA, Peter ATMAN, Pauline RISELEY, Mary INESON and Kay ROMANOFF. Sally will be fondly remembered by her extended family, old Friends, fellow antique collectors and her caregiver, Svyatoslav LOBODA. There will be no formal funeral service. A celebration of Sally's love, strength, and long life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
IRELAND, Margaret (née GIBSON)
At Central Park Lodge after a short illness died peacefully on Monday, August 22nd, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Benjamin Mather IRELAND. Beloved mother of Donna and her husband Gerald TURNER and mother of Bill IRELAND and his wife Catherine. Loving grandmother of Jennifer and Stephen IRELAND. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Service in the chapel on Thursday, August 25th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment York Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
ATKINSON, Wesley Hugh
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland May 29, 1932. It is with deep sorrow and many tears that we announce the passing of Wesley Hugh ATKINSON on Monday, September 5, 2005 at Peel Manor, Brampton. Best friend and beloved husband of Mary "Maisie" (née HALL) of 52 years. Loved and loving dad of Paul (Ann,) Diann (Tony CORREIA,) and Andrea (Steve BALLISTON,) all of Brampton. Cherished grandpa of Jessica, Amanda, Wesley, Antonio, Mateo, Jacklyn, and Amie. Dear brother of Maureen (Eddie McCANN) of Belfast, Northern Ireland, David (Dorothy) of West Australia, and of the late James (Eva) of Pensacola, Florida, and Pearl GIBSON of Manchester, England. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to nurses and staff of Peel Manor for all of their wonderful care and support. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N. 905-451-1100 on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, Service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens. In honour of his memory, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com "Too good in life to be forgotten"

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-11 published
LEGGE, William " David"
Accidently on Friday, September 9, 2005 at the Montreal General Hospital in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Margaret R. LEGGE (née ANDERSON.) Loving father of Bill, Cara (Rich GIBSON) and Ken (Lisa). Beloved Pappa of Callum, Rowan, Melanie and Brendin. Dear brother of the late Verna KENT and the late Robert C. LEGGE, Joan and Allan and beloved son-in-law of Marjory ANDERSON. Dave will be missed by nieces, nephews, family and many Friends. Dave, Dad, Pappa, Uncle and friend fuelled moments with a crusty eloquence and a hearty debate. His mischievous nature and passionate heart will be sorely missed. If so desired, to send an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The funeral will be held at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Sources Blvd. D.D.O., Québec (514-685-3344) on Monday, September 13th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Family and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.rideaumemorial.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-29 published
HARE, Vera (HARPER)
Passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket, Ontario on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, in her 81st year, with her loving family near her. Beloved wife of the late Mervin HARE. Loved mother of Sharon and Edward CAMPBELL of Newmarket, Gail and Leonard GIBSON, Janet HORAN, Wayne and Sue HARE all of Alliston. Loving grandmother of Sean, Shannon, Michael and Tracey, Cheryl and Scott, Tina and Anne, Chad, David and Leeann. Loved great-grandmother of Camryn and Riley. Dear sister-in-law of Doug and Bea HARE of Waterloo and fondly remembered by their children Scot and Michelle and families. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2005. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-05 published
McNEIL, Betty (née DEARDEN)
On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, after a short illness. Betty McNEIL, age 77, of Barrie, formerly of Toronto and New Lowell. Wife of the late James King McNEIL. Survived by son David (wife Ellen) of New Lowell, step-granddaughters Dawn CARNEY of Ottawa and Sarah CARNEY of Barrie, son James (wife Sharon) and grand_sons Jimmy and Ryan of Mississauga, sister Nancy GIBSON (late Ken) of Bobcaygeon, sister Elsie DOWHANIUK (John) of Calgary, and brother David (wife Lois) of Kenebeek. Predeceased by parents Andy and Lizzie DEARDEN and brother Thomas. Wishes to be remembered by all other relatives, Friends, and fellow residents of Barrie Manor. At the request of the deceased there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Anyone who wishes can, in lieu of flowers, make donations to the Kidney Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Wildlife Fund or their favourite charity. Friends may leave comments for the family online by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
FITZGERALD, Mary Geraldine
Died peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005. Survived by her devoted sister Agnes; Aunts Mae (Mary) LASKEY and Hildred GIBSON, both of Montreal; Cousins Carol ANDERSON of Peterborough, Mary MICHAUD of Chapeau, Quebec, Bobby CARROLL of Pembroke, Dick CARROLL of Carsland, Alberta, Colleen CARROLL of Montreal, David CARROLL of Thompson, Manitoba, Baden CARROLL of Brampton, Walter CARROLL of St. Albert, Alberta, Anne-Marie MORREY of Creemore, Brenda CARROLL of Toronto, Edward CARROLL of Ottawa, Marion DOMBROSKI of Toronto, Ross CARROLL of Ottawa, and a myriad of second, third and fourth cousins, Friends and business colleagues. Predeceased by her parents Gerald FITZGERALD and Rita Carroll FITZGERALD, and cousin Michael CARROLL of Lively, Ontario. Mary was a 40-year employee of Chiquita Canada. She was presented with the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's Life Achievement Award this year, and in 1999 was designated an Honorary Irish Person by the Irish Fund of Canada. She also spent many hours entertaining children of all ages as Flower Doodle the Clown. Mary will be remembered for her generous and loving nature, boisterous laugh, and great love of life. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Friday, October 7th from 5: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at Corpus Christi Church, Queen Street East at Lockwood (west of Woodbine), on Saturday, October 8th at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, donations in Mary's memory may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
LYNCH, Kenneth Wesley
In loving memory of Ken who passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 65 on October 2nd, 2005. He was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia on August 30th, 1940 to the late Whitney and Florence (née COOK.) Beloved husband of Diana (née TREMBLAY.) Cherished father of Michael, Beth (Scott GIBSON) and David. Adored step-father to Jim MAINDONALD (Josie) and Tammy MAINDONALD. Devoted super hero to granddaughters Jessica GLENN and Sky GIBSON. Dearest brother to Harriott (John HILLS), Ned (Susan), Dan (Nancy) and Greg (Annette.) Missed by father-in-law Tony TREMBLAY and the Tremblay family. Ken was an employee of Honeywell Ltd. for 23 years and most recently of Staples. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Saturday, October 8th for a Memorial Service at 3: 00 p.m. with visiting 1 hour prior to the service.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
GIBSON, G. Kenneth " Ken"
Passed away peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, Thursday, October 13, 2005, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Joyce, for 57 years. Loved father of Susan (Dennis) MOORE. Sadly missed by grandchildren Kelly (Joe) MAGLOUGHLEN and Jeff (Becky) MOORE, and great-grandchildren Alyssa, Dylan and Toby. Brother of Gerald (Peggy) GIBSON and Joan GIBSON. A service to celebrate Ken's life will be held at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Monday, October 17, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4A-214 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph N1H 1C4 or the Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi Street, Guelph N1E 4J4 would be appreciated. (Wall-Custance, 519-822-0051; www.wallcustance.com).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
Angus BAXTER, 93: Genie of Genealogy
Started out by tracing his own yeoman roots
He inspired thousands to trace their family tree
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Thousands of Canadians have been able to trace their ancestry because Angus BAXTER's father died of a heart attack when Angus was 4. Growing up in England, he never knew that side of his family and years later, settled and thriving in Toronto with his own family, he decided to find out about them.
BAXTER did nothing by halves; he wrote enough letters to parishes and record offices to be able to trace his family back to 1340 and was content to discover he was descended from solid stock yeoman farmers in Westmoreland. He traced back the family of his wife, Nan, even further, to 1296, and discovered, as he used to say, that his forebears were "probably in the ditch tugging at their forelocks when the Pearsons went by."
Then he did some ancestral digging on the family of a friend, followed by some research, for a fee, for a wealthy family. Later, after enough people he knew came round asking for advice, he decided to write one of the first ancestor-hunting handbooks aimed at the general population.
He signed the copy he gave to his daughter Susan with a flourish and, typically, tongue-in-cheek. "To Susan," he wrote, "Whose roots go back to King Canute and Robert the Bruce" and signed it from "'the famous author' Angus BAXTER." He was joking, but he was also prophetic. How To Find Your Roots was wildly successful.
So too was his follow-up book How To Find Your British and Irish Roots, and the one after that, How To Find Your European Roots. Books on finding German and Canadian roots were published in 1987 and 1989, respectively. He wrote a special edition of how-to hunting tips for his American publishers. All together, his six books have sold close to 270,000 copies in Canada, the U.S. and Australia since 1978.
A member of several genealogical societies and respected by many more, he was nicknamed the Root Master General and the Genie of Genealogy. He got a kick out of the latter, possibly because he understood that where you come from is part of who you are, and that people deserve to know this information about themselves.
"He was a man who realized there was a hunger for this," said Doug GIBSON, his publisher at McClelland and Stewart. "People were eager to go in search of their roots. Angus was on the scene very early."
GIBSON said BAXTER also "infected" him with the desire to look up his Scottish ancestors.
BAXTER answered thousands of letters from people seeking help in their searches. Until his death at 93 on September 26, he had kept in touch with one woman whom he had helped research her birth family. She had been adopted and considered him "the father to me I never knew" she wrote in an email to BAXTER's daughter, Susan.
These days, the Internet has largely superseded the techniques and tips found in BAXTER's books -- although, as GIBSON said, BAXTER's "basic approach remains sound."
But in the '70s and the '80s, BAXTER's informal writing style, his use of anecdotes and his avuncular advice helped popularize the hobby of ancestor hunting. Witty, urbane, tall, lean and always impeccably attired -- his idol was Noël Coward -- he showed a real talent for offering up techniques and tips in soundbite-sized pieces.
He did more than 300 radio, television and print interviews, starting with a spot on Elwood Glover's Luncheon Date television show when it was filmed at the Four Seasons Motel on Jarvis Street, to a later appearance on the Today Show chatting to hosts Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric about his research into their roots.
"The network called us," said Joe GAROZNIK, of Genealogical Publishing Company. They were BAXTER's American publishers after William Morrow published his first book and they had no hesitation about which author would appear on the NBC morning show.
"Angus was by far the best in his ability to consolidate information and make it accessible," GAROZNIK said.
Ever since Roots, Alex Haley's book about the history of African Americans, was made into the phenomenally successful television series of the same name in 1977, Americans have been enthusiastically searching their lineages. "The Roots phenomenon changed genealogy from a study of hereditary society -- finding out whether you were descended from the Daughters of the American Revolution or some other linear society -- to a more general interest in one's heritage," GAROZNIK said.
That met with BAXTER's philosophy: He travelled all over the U.S. and Canada, speaking in libraries and church halls, while Nan sat at a small table in the back selling the books.
"They sold thousands of copies," GIBSON said.
The two had been a team ever since they met in Scotland. BAXTER had graduated from Bristol University intending to be a writer, roamed Europe for a while and then came back home to take on a series of offbeat but colourful jobs such as managing an ice rink. When war broke out, they both enlisted the first day. After she was made an officer, he decided he had better catch up and served out the war as a lieutenant-colonel with the London Scottish regiment.
They came to Canada in 1953 with their daughter Susan. The family took to Canada -- they moved into a house in Etobicoke, later bought a cottage in the Kawarthas. BAXTER managed the National Gift Show for years but retired at 58 because he and Nan wanted to see the world while they were still young.
In 1970, they started their year-long around the world trip, taking a freighter from New York City through the Panama Canal across the Pacific to Hong Kong before boarding another freighter that rounded southeast Asia to Singapore, where they caught a train to Burma.
Then they took a three-month bus trip from Kathmandu to London there's a photo of BAXTER crouching on a rock-strewn hill in Afghanistan surrounded by unsmiling men with weathered faces and on to Europe where they had pre-planned to meet their worried daughter in the summer of '71 in a bar in Trieste.
BAXTER decided on the spot they should show Istanbul to Susan, so the three hopped into a rented Volkswagen van after lunch, drove there and drove back some days later. "That was very like my father to do an impromptu thing," she said.
For 30 years, he and Nan took off every winter to travel.
"That's why Angus could even undertake those books on finding your European roots. He had travelled to every country and knew about them," said GAROZNIK. " Other books look at finding your roots in a specific place, but Angus's European roots book was the most ambitious book every written in genealogy from the standpoint of covering the planet."
BAXTER was 90 and Nan 87 when they took their last trip, to Malta. As BAXTER's sight was failing, it wasn't an easy trip for either of them. They returned to their home in the Fellowship Towers on Yonge St. knowing their travelling days were over.
That's also about the time that BAXTER stopped updating his books.
He had learned much, not only about genealogy but also about his own family. His daughter tells of one occasion when he was visiting the valley his family came from and found a heart carved in a beam of a derelict cottage. In it were a date and two sets of initials and he realized he knew which ancestors they were. The initials were carved when the farm was given to them as a wedding present more than 400 years ago.
"It gave him goosebumps," said Susan.
His family intends to scatter his ashes in that English valley of his ancestors.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
SHAW, Lorna Mary
Unexpectedly on October 22, 2005 at Scarborough General Hospital. Beloved eldest daughter of the late Lorne and Mary SHAW. Loving sister of Barbara GIBSON. Lorna will be lovingly remembered by her many cousins and Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road (between Eglinton and St. Clair Ave. E.) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
Editor set bar high for writers
Created in-house training program
Anglican Church recognized work
By Paul LEGALL Torstar News Service, Hamilton Spectator
If Larry PERKS were editing this story, he'd be looking for short, snappy sentences, proper grammar and correct punctuation.
The British-born newsman, who died at his Hamilton home on October 14, was a tough taskmaster who demanded the highest standards from his reporters and wouldn't hesitate to demand a rewrite if a story wasn't up to snuff. He was also remembered by former colleagues at the Hamilton Spectator as an inspiring teacher, mentor and an English gentleman who treated everyone with respect.
While he won't get a chance to edit his own obituary, he would be pleased to know it was written by a crime reporter, said former Hamilton Spectator executive John GIBSON.
"He had a real affinity for crime reporters and crime reporting," recalled GIBSON, who started working for Perks on the police beat in the late 1960s.
On a personal level, he said PERKS was able to achieve a friendly relationship with his reporters while maintaining his distance as a boss.
"An editor has to be a boss, coach and occasionally a friend," GIBSON said.
"Larry was a friend. He was a good man."
Born and raised in England, PERKS was just 14 when the printer's ink started coursing through his veins and he began his career, first as a copy boy. After a stint in Australia, he joined the Moose Jaw Times-Herald in the late 1950s, when he was 29.
In the 1960s and early '70s, he worked for the St. Catharines Standard and Hamilton Spectator. At the Spectator, he was city editor for a few years and in 1973 started the first in-house reporter training program in Canada. It was based on the Fleet Street approach for teaching young journalists and was offered as an alternative to university and college programs.
PERKS taught journalism at Ryerson for 20 years and worked part-time for 13 as an editor and reporter at the Toronto Star.
For aspiring young reporters, PERKS could be an intimidating presence.
He was a large man and looked as if he'd walked right off Fleet Street in his tweed jacket, complete with pipe and greying beard.
While he was involved in secular journalism, PERKS also carried on a parallel career as editor of the Niagara Anglican.
His two daughters and wife Roddie also worked on the paper. For his outstanding church work, PERKS was awarded the Order of Niagara from the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. He was also an honorary lay canon at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton.
Canon Charles STIRLING said PERKS maintained his good spirits despite enduring health problems for several years, including chronic kidney failure.
PERKS died of a suspected heart attack.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-28 published
KUNKEL, Jean Mary (ZEDIC)
Entered triumphantly into the presence of our Lord on October 26th, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of forty-seven years to Edward. Loving mother of Shannon (Steve), Todd (Melissa), Shawn, Michelle, and Kevin. Cherished grandmother of Jenna, Luke, Kelsie, and Lindsay. Dear sister of Alex, Mary Ann and Carole, and sister-in-law of Dallas and Allan GIBSON. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to mom's nurses, Diana, from Palliative Care and to the amazing staff at Princess Margaret Hospital. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, October 28th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church (690 King St. E., Oshawa) on Saturday, October 29th at 10: a.m. Donations welcomed to the Canadian Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society or charity of your choice. Jesus I trust in You.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
MORRIS, N. Jeane (née GIBSON)
Passed away on November 4, 2005, after a brief battle with heart and lung complications, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Russell MORRIS, and sister of the late Marian GORDON. The former East York Social Services welfare employee enjoyed a very active life travelling and her seniors craft group at Harmony Hall until recently. She will be missed by her new Friends and staff at The Kingsway Arms. Jeane is survived by many nieces and nephews, Jeane, John and Sue Gordon, Joe MORRIS and Patricia ECKENSVILLER. Great-aunt to Samantha, Jonathan, Kristina and Sarah GORDON, Cheryl, Cindy and Charlene ECKENSVILLER and Kevin and John MORRIS, and George, Graham and Julie DODDS, sister-in-law to Bill GORDON, Mary CAMERON and Nell DODDS. Jeane will be resting at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway). Visitation will be on Monday, November 7, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Private cremation to follow.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
GIBSON, John (November 14, 1910-November 3, 2005)
Peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Brant Centre in Burlington, Ontario, on November 3, 2005, a few days before his 95th birthday, John left his family to join the love of his life, Viola COTE. Born in Bolton, England in 1910, John immigrated to Canada in 1912 with his parents, the late Francis GIBSON and the late Mary Ann QUEENAN. John will be sadly missed by his four daughters, Irene (the late Eugene GAUTHIER) of Montreal, Dawn (Bob FORTIN) of Ottawa, Joy (Tom CLANCY) of Burlington, and Gay Rose PAGE of Burlington. Loving grandfather to Patricia, Lisa, and Steven (GAUTHIER,) Serena and Samantha (FORTIN,) Samantha and Bob (CLANCY,) Jeffrey, Andrew, Brandon and Meggy (PAGE). Loving great-grandfather to Andrew, Jasmine, Stephen, Jane Eugenie, Faith, Blake, Gabrielle, Samuel, Mary-Anne and baby Carter. Our last 5 days with Dad, as he journeyed home, were filled with love, laughter and celebration of a long life well lived. Our heartfelt thanks to the Angels at the Brant Centre for their loving care. At John's request, the visitation will be private. Interment will take place in Montreal on November 12th. If you wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-13 published
GIBSON, Hazel Ruby (née LEE)
On Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at the Ballycliffe Lodge. Hazel, loving wife of the late Harvey. Beloved mother of Fay Good and her late husband Jim (of Oliphant), Ted and his wife Pat (of Seagrave), Robert and his wife Roberta (of Bowmanville), Ken and Judy (of Bowmanville,) Joan and her husband Byron BLUNDELL (of Welland,) Darleen and her husband John WALTON (of Markham) and Marleen and her husband Jim SHAW (of Michigan.) Cherished grandma of 14 and loving Grandma Great of 26. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Della and her husband George SKERRIT, and Blanche EMPRINGHAM, her brother Ralph and his wife Marion, and her sister-in-law Helen BENTLEY. Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Sunday, November 13th from 12 noon until the time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations made to the Alzheimer Society in Hazel's memory would be appreciated by her family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
DORAN, Linda Gail (née GIBSON)
Passed away, on November 17, 2005, in Florida, ending her long fight against cancer. The devoted wife and best friend of James, and wonderful mother of Laurie (Harry), Angela and Ken. Adoring grandmother of Rebecca and Maitland. Daughter of the late Elliott and Florence GIBSON, and loving sister of Judi (Gord) and Randy (Val). She will be missed by many great Friends and family. The family will receive Friends at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby (905-668-3410), from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association or to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. "Dedicated to always finding the joy in life, she will be remembered for the kindness and beauty she brought to those around her."

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
GLISTA, Catherine " Katrina" (née GIBSON)
Peacefully, at her home in Grimsby, with her family by her side, on Saturday, November 19, 2005, at the age of 67 years. Beloved wife of the late Norman GLISTA (January 2004.) Loved mother of Jeannine GLASSFORD and her husband Rod of Seattle, Washington, Vivian LAROCQUE and her husband Andrew of Dundas, and Malina BUHAGIAR and her husband Angelo of Grimsby. Loving Granma of Jackson, Giorgia, Madeleine, Riana and Mia. Cherished daughter of Mary and the late Joseph GIBSON of Toronto. Dear sister of Tanny GIBSON and his wife Beth of Toronto, Peter GIBSON of Oakville, Fran RAYMOND and her husband Glenn of Mississauga, sister-in-law of Barb GIBSON of Streetsville, Joseph GLESTA and his wife Velma of Bronte, Henry GLISTA and his wife Flavia of St. Catharines and Marina GLISTA of Mississauga. Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain Street, Grimsby, on Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where Funeral Prayers will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Private interment. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
WRIGHT, Jack Allan Lewis
Peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario, in his 89th year. Loving son of Stella Annette WRIGHT and Allan Newell WRIGHT, predeceased; brother of Kathleen (Kaye) GIBSON; beloved husband and best friend of Edna Annie WRIGHT (née DUNN,) predeceased; dear father of Edward Allan WRIGHT (Christine) and Nancy Lynne BUTLER (Kenneth); grandfather of David Kenneth BUTLER (Marnie), Julie Lynne BUTLER, Robert Allan WRIGHT (Toni Lyn) and Meghan Anne WRIGHT; great-grandfather of Jordan Allan ROBINSON- WRIGHT and Riley David BUTLER. Former Executive Dean at Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Barrie, Ontario; Director of the Small Business Training Program with the Ontario Department of Education; Assistant Branch Manager of Canadian Pittsburgh Industries; Canadian Manager of Hobbs Glass. Member of the Oriental Masonic Lodge, Port Burwell, Ontario, Past Warden, Lay Reader and Chair of the Advisory Board of Trinity Church, Barrie. A memorial service and celebration of Jack's life will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 21. Interment on Wednesday, November 23 at 1: 30 p.m. in the family plot at the Aylmer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Trinity Anglican Church, or the charity of your choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
HOWE, William George " Bill"
At the Greater Niagara General Hospital, November 25, 2005, age 73, after a brief illness. Beloved brother of Patricia Louise HOWE (GIBSON) and dear uncle of W. Colin and Alex R. GIBSON. Predeceased by his loving parents, Corporal William (Paddy) HOWE, retired R.C.M.P. (1961,) Margaret Elva (GOODWILL) HOWE (1997.) Greatly missed master and protector of many four-legged pets. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Bill taught elementary school in several Ontario communities, returning to Niagara Falls to become a travelling French teacher. After 14 years of teaching, Bill began another career as an orderly at Dorchester Manor in Niagara Falls, retiring in 1994. Bill will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him as a brother, uncle, teacher, orderly, neighbour, friend, co-worker, 'good Samaritan', acquaintance, or just a 'good soul'. He gave his heart to all he knew or met. Friends are invited to call at the Niagara Funeral Home, 5647 Main Street, Niagara Falls, Monday, November 28, 2005, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Viewing at Scott's Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Ave, Woodbridge, Ontario, November 29, 2005, 7-9 p.m. and November 30, 2005, 12-2 p.m. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Woodbridge, Ontario, Wednesday, November 30, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Niagara Falls Community Kitchen, or to the Humane Society, would be appreciated.

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

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
ACTON, John J.
Of Harriston and formerly of Toronto passed away peacefully at Stratford Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Ethel (GIBSON) ACTON (2001.) Loving father of Noreen and her husband Douglas SOCKETT of R.R.#1, Palmerston. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by his sisters, Viola DURE and Margaret WESTCOTT. To honour John's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston Funeral Chapel, 267 Main Street West, Palmerston, Ontario on Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. Private interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
DORSAY, John Conrad " Jack"
It is with great sadness that we announce that Jack passed away on December 4, 2005, after a short illness. Beloved husband of Millie, loving father to Chris, Andy, Sandy, Mark and Lisa, and John and Jan, wonderful grandfather of Brian, Rachel, Matthew, Rebecca, Chanel, and Jardin, brother of Dick and Hilda of Calgary, Jack will also be sadly missed by close Friends Pat KRUSPE, Georgina GLOS, Shirley GRANT, Phil GIBSON and Wilston KELLY, as well as his devoted dog Max. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mental Health Program of Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, will be appreciated. A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
GIBSON, Winnifred Eileen
Of Christie Gardens, Toronto, died peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at the age of 94. Wynne GIBSON, beloved mother of Diane Gibson NELSEN (Ron) and her sister, Barbara MANNERS (Clifford.) Predeceased by her husband, George, and son, Peter (Margeurite). Loving grandmother of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) Reception to follow. Cremation followed by interment at Westminster Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Wynne's name to Grace Church On-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, Ontario M4V 1X4, or Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, 330 Walmer Rd., Toronto, Ontario M5R 2Y4.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
SOMERSETT, Christopher Lawson
It is with sadness that the family announce the passing of Christopher on Friday, December 9, 2005 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket at age 56. Dear father of Steven; Jason and Lisa and their mother Maria of Newmarket. Loving grandfather of Cearia. Dear brother of Frederick and wife Janice of Oakville, David and wife Arthurlyn of Stoney Creek, Craig and wife Judith of Mississauga, Victoria DROBOTENKO and husband Paul of Oakville. Chris will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to call at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 9th Line, Oakville (Hwy. 403 and Dundas), 905-257-8822, on Monday, December 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 13th at 1 p.m. Rev. Don GIBSON officiating. Reception to follow. Interment at Glen Oak Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated by the family to the following organizations which helped Chris so much in his daily life: Ontario March of Dimes, Acquired Brain Injury Group, 13311 Yonge Street, Suite 202, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 3L6 or York Durham Aphasia Centre, 12184 9th Line, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 3N6, 905-642-2053, or Community Home Assistance to Seniors, 126 Wellington Street West, Suite 103, Aurora, Ontario L4G 2N9. The family also wishes to thank the Aurora Retirement Centre for Chris' care over the past several years.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
GIBSON, James MacAndrew "Andy"
(December 13, 1937-December 9, 2005)
Peacefully, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday, December 9, 2005, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Cecile and the late Jane. Loving father of Robin (Todd) PARRY, Carrie (Mark) PYATT, Duff (Jen) GIBSON, Susie GIBSON and his step-children Ian MOSLEY and Janine (Dan) TRUDEAU. He will be sadly missed by his granddaughter Rachel PYATT. Dear brother of Doug (Sue,) Susan (Mark), Ted and Donald. Also survived by his step-mother Elizabeth GIBSON, his dear friend Carole GIBSON and many other relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street), Barrie on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. Inurnment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Andy courageously battled cancer for more than a decade and overcame many obstacles to do so. Those who have been fortunate enough to be near him during his battle considered him a Miracle. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Andy, donations to the R.V.H. Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
HOWDEN, Robert Frederick
(Manager, Findlay Dairy Farms for 37 years)
Passed away at his home in Innisfil on Sunday, December 11th, 2005. Robert (Bob) HOWDEN, recently of Orangeville, was the beloved husband of the late Belva HOWDEN (née GILLESPIE.) Dear father of Thomas HOWDEN of London, James HOWDEN of Etobicoke, Louise OWENS and her husband Mike of Almonte, Barbara BAGULEY and her husband Warren of Innisfil, Joanne GIBSON and her husband Mark of Pickering and Arthur HOWDEN of Etobicoke. Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of George HOWDEN (Peggy), Ann BROWN and Harry HOWDEN (Norma). Predeceased by a brother John and sisters Helen and Catharine. Friends may call at the Innisfil Funeral Home, 7910 Yonge Street, Innisfil (Stroud) on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, December 14th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Brooklin. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospital for Sick Children as your expression of sympathy. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at roberthowden@innisfilfuneralhome.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-18 published
DUNLOP, Frances Catherine (née ATKINSON)
Passed away peacefully on December 16, 2005 at Trillium Health Care Centre, Mississauga, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Leslie (1991.) Beloved mother of Joan DUNLOP and Peggy ARCHER and her husband Douglas. Loving grandmother of Anjanette (Anjie) KENT, Jennifer BUTTS, Robert ANDERSON and his wife Karen, Erin GIBSON and her husband Sean and their son Elliot, and Cameron ARCHER. Great-grandmother of Kane HERON. Sister of Alma McLEOD and the late Andrew ATKINSON. She will be greatly missed by her niece and nephews. A long time employee of Peel Memorial Hospital for over 60 years and a dedicated member of St. Paul's United Church, Brampton. Friends may call Resting at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, 905-451-2124, on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ward Chapel on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to francesdunlop@wardfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
CROMPTON, Dorothy Lenora
Suddenly on Saturday, December 17th, 2005 at the age of 86. Survived by her daughters, Beth GIBSON, Marjorie TAILOR/TAYLOR, and May CROMPTON, as well as her 8 grandchildren. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Rd., 2 lights south of Eglinton), 905-602-1580, on Wednesday, December 28 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 29 at 10 a.m. Burial in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
PETERSEN, Catherine
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health, Whitby in her 88th year. Cherished sister of Ann GIBSON and husband William, predeceased by Sadie, Willie and Matthew. She will be held dear in the hearts of her niece Catherine and husband Rick, nephew Robert and wife June, cousin Catherine SHEARER, and great-nieces and nephews. Remembered by her Friends at the Willowdale Baptist Church. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff and volunteers on the 4th Floor West Unit at the Whitby Hospital whose compassionate care during the past several months made Cathy's journey more bearable for all of us. Resting at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (between Finch and Steeles Avenues) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday with the service at 1: 00 p.m. on Friday.

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GIBSONS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS- DIEROFF, Marilyn
Peacefully at her home called “The Doves”, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 10th, 2005, Marilyn DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS- DIEROFF of London in her 49th year. Beloved wife of Robert DIEROFF. Devoted mother to Billy DESABRAIS (Carla,) Jamie DESABRAIS (Tina,) Bobbie-Jean CORNISH (Jimmy), Trevor DIEROFF, and Saffron DIEROFF. Guiding light to her 7 grandchildren, Samantha, Tiffany, Jamie-Lyn, Julie-Ann, Darren, Dustin, and Mercedes. Loving daughter to Doreen DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Ivan and Laura DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS all of London. Loving daughter-in-law of Rena Dieroff (Harvey) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of London. Inspirational sister of Murray DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Sharon) of Kincardine, Don DOUGLAS and Shirley DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, both of London, Glen DOUGLAS of British Columbia, Nancy VANDEBEEK (Ed) of Belmont and Brenda LAYDEN (Andrew) of Toronto. Dear step-sister of Janet JOHNSON, Darrell MacLEOD and Nancy McWEBB (Randy.) Predeceased by her stepbrother Ronnie MacLEOD. Dear sister-in-law of Kathy McGINNIS (Gary) of London, Gord Dieroff (Pam) GIBSONS of British Columbia, Dave DIEROFF (Ana) of London. Dear niece of Grant STEPHENSON of Strathroy, Delmar DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Muriel) of Strathroy, and Edwin DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of New Mexico.
To symbolize Marilyn's love, affection, strength and compassion, please wear a red rose in memory of Marilyn's love of nature. Marilyn dedicated 25 years service to her customers, fellow workers and management at Canada Post. She will be missed dearly by all. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday 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 Thursday, April 14th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Kevin RUTLEDGE officiating. Cremation to follow. Private family interment of ashes at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a contribution in memory of this special angel on earth are asked to donate their energy to one act of kindness.

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