GODDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
MATTHYNSSENS, Blanche (formerly VERSTRAETEN)
Blanche (VERSTRAETEN) MATTHYNSSENS (Delhi) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in her 94th year. Blanche was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 17th, 1911. She was a member of the Saint Mary's Church, the C.W.L., Tillsonburg, and Sacred Heart Church, Langton and also a member of the Delhi Belgian Club. Together with her husband Albert, she farmed tobacco for several years at R.R.#1 Delhi.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of: Diana and Noël GHESQUIERE, Tillsonburg; Anita and Dr. David HILLNER, Tillsonburg and Ginny VERSTRAETEN, South River. Blanche was proud to be called "Meme" by her grandchildren Dan and Liz VERSTRAETEN, Marc VERSTRAETEN and Liz, Linda and Gary MATTAN, Wendy and David HOLMES, Michael and Deana GHESQUIERE, Marc and Jennifer HILLNER, Bonnie and Billy GAGNON and Tammy GODDEN and Roger. Also survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Abel VAN DE VYVER and Clementina BLANCQUAERT and by her first husband Roger VERSTRAETEN (1945,) her second husband Albert MATTHYNSSENS (1990) and recently by her son Marcel VERSTRAETEN (February 4, 2005); she was also predeceased by her four sisters: Aline (Jean) VAN DEN BROECK, Yvonne (Albert) MICHIELSON, Margaret (Philemon) BOEL, Elza (Albert) BRAECKE and a niece Rosita VERBOVEN. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the family on Tuesday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). C.W.L. Prayers are Tuesday at 4 p.m. Parish Prayers are Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11: 30 p.m. at the Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison Street West, Tillsonburg by Reverend Father Michael LANGAN. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque) payable to the "Heart and Stroke Foundation" or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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GODDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
DAVIS, Kathleen M. " Kay" (GODDEN)
At St. Joseph's Health Centre, London, on Thursday, June 30th, 2005, Kathleen M. "Kay" (GODDEN) DAVIS of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph H. DAVIS (1998.) Dear mother of Gordon DAVIS and his wife Jessie of Elmira, and Joanne GRAVEL and Mike WEIGL of London. Dear sister of Leslie GODDEN and his wife Joyce of Waterloo. Also loved by her 4 grandchildren Tara DAVIS and her husband Greg CARGER, Jay DAVIS, Vaughn DAVIS and Allison GRAVEL. Kay was employed for many years at Victoria Hospital in London. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, July 4th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, N6L 1G5, or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GODDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-21 published
JOHNSON, Harold
Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Monday, September 19, 2005, Harold JOHNSON, of Ingersoll, in his 91st year. son of the late Claude and Cora JOHNSON. Beloved husband of Alice JOHNSON. Survived by one brother William and his wife Joyce of R.R.#4, Ingersoll and two sisters Hazel MOULTON of Ingersoll and Jean BOGART of London. Kindly remembered by daughter and son-in-law Barb and Bill GODDEN and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers Norman and Russell. Harold was a member of Dereham Masonic Lodge #624, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GODDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-17 published
SUTTON, Alfred Charles
Of Ethel passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 in his 94th year. Born in Toronto on September 28th, 1912, Alf was a Second World War veteran serving overseas in Europe with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Alf was active in his community being a life member of the Brampton Lion's Club, a past president of the Brussels Lion's Club, a past District Deputy Grand Master for the North Huron Masonic District and past master of Saint John's Lodge No. 284 in Brussels and a 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Beloved husband of the late Ethel SUTTON (2004.) Alf was predeceased by his daughter Muriel Helen SUTTON, brothers Jack and Francis and sister Gwen LARGE. Alf will be sadly missed by his brother David and Bookie SUTTON of Newmarket, his nephews William J. SUTTON, John, Rick and David SUTTON, Rod and Gary GODDEN and Don Anthony, his nieces Cathy McFARLANE, Karen GOULDEN and Doris NOBLE and and cousins Jean BARR and Nora CROOK. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. The funeral service will be conducted from Saint John's Anglican Church, 633 Turnberry Street, Brussels on Friday, November 18th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Ethel. Memorial donations may be made to charity of one's choice. A Legion Service under the auspices of Brussels Legion No. 218 Royal Canadian Legion followed by a Masonic Service under the auspices of St. John's Lodge No. 284 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening starting at 9: 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www. schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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GODDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-12 published
GODDEN, Isabel
Peacefully on Monday October 10th, 2005 at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario at the age of 98. Survived by her loving daughters Pamela (Horst) WIDL and Andrea (Derrick) ELLIS; 2 granddaughters Nikki and Lisa; 3 great-grandchildren Andrea, Will and Rhys. Predeceased by her husband Harry William (1989). A memorial service will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580) on Saturday October 15th, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charily of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GODDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
CHIPMAN, Wilson Christopher
On February 26, 2005 at William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Hospital Campus at age 86. Dear brother of Doris (Frank KAJIN) GODDEN. Fondly remembered by his many family and Friends. Private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wilson's memory to the Alzheimer Society.

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GODDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-01 published
REID, Mildred Edith
Peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick on Friday, April 29th, 2005 in her 93rd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ken REID of Sebright. Predeceased by her two daughters, Velma LAING and Carol GODDEN. Dear mother-in-law of Jim LAING and Ernie GODDEN. Cherished grandmother of Susan, Ernie, Martin and Scott GODDEN and Kenny LAING. Great-grandmother of Bryan, Vicki, Ashley, Kyle, Ernie, Samantha, Madison, Scottie, William, Rebecca and Dustin. Dear sister of Dina and Betty. A graveside committal service will be held at Sebright Cemetery, Sebright on Monday, May 2nd, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. If desired donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick. 1-888-884-4486.

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GODDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
HARRIS, Marion Cockburn
Passed away at Fudger House, Toronto, Ontario on July 10, 2005. She is survived by her son Bruce GODDEN. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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GODDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
GODDEN, Isabel
Peacefully on Monday, October 10th, 2005 at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario, at the age of 98. Survived by her loving daughters Pamela (Horst) WIDL and Andrea (Derrick) ELLIS; 2 granddaughters Nikki and Lisa; 3 great-grandchildren Andrea, Will and Rhys. Predeceased by her husband Harry William (1989). A memorial service will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580) on Saturday, October 15th, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GODDYN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-22 published
TVEIT, Anna Mae (née CLARY)
Peacefully with her family at her bedside at Woodingford Lodge Tillsonburg on Monday, March 21, 2005 Anna Mae TVEIT in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Nils TVEIT Sr. (1963.) Dear mother of Nils (Edith) TVEIT of Newmarket; Harold (Brenda) TVEIT of London; David (Debbie) TVEIT of Tillsonburg. Cherished and much loved "Grandma" to Erik and Ann TVEIT of Newmarket; Kelsey and Bryna TVEIT of London; Kerri TVEIT of London; Brad and Kimberly LETOILE of Tillsonburg; Rocki, Marvin, and Terry LUCE of Tillsonburg. Great gandmother to William TVEIT of London; Mason and Matthew LETOILE of Tillsonburg; Brittany ELLEN of Tillsonburg; Eric and Wolfgang SYM of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Bessie CLARY and her late husband William H.; the late Orville CLARY; Gerald CLARY of Chicago; Clare Etta TANNER of London, the late Thomas CLARY the late William S. CLARY; Mary and Phillip CLARY of Delhi; Charles CLARY of Langton; Mary and Ron HAGGERTY of Tillsonburg; Harry BROUGHTON and his late wife Rose; Kathleen and Lloyd TROYER of Tillsonburg; Pauline SMEE of Vancouver, British Columbia; Geraldine and Richard McGLYNN of Tillsonburg. Anna was also predeceased by her parents Fonnie and Viola (HALL) CLARY, and her step mother Emma Clary GODDYN. The family welcome Friends and family to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Wednesday evening March 23, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and again Thursday, March 24, 2005 from 2-3 p.m. Funeral services for Anna will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 3 p.m. Reverend Keith SUTHERLAND officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the families request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Woodingford Lodge Tillsonburg. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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GODEC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
LYSYNSKI, Ludmila
At Parkwood Hospital, on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005, Ludmila LYSYNSKI of London at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Stan. Dear mother of Walter (Heather) of London and Boris (Cindy) of Ottawa. Loving grandmother of Alex. Sister of Nena HLADYK and Ivo GODEC, both of Zagreb and Dr. Josip GODEC of Germany. 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 where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, November 7th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mila are asked to consider the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

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GODEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-30 published
DESCHESNES, Debra Lee "Debbi" (née LOUNDS)
Suddenly, after a brief illness at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at the age of 47. Beloved wife of Paul DESCHESNES, Northbrook. Dear mother of Nancy DESCHESNES (Jamie BABCOCK,) Danny DESCHESNES, both of Belleville; Dawn SQUIBB (Jason TRYON,) Cloyne; and Robert SQUIBB (Andrea GODEE,) Ottawa. Cherished daughter of Lorraine and Michael LEWIS, North York, and the late Donald LOUNDS. She will always be remembered in the hearts of her grandchildren Christopher, Emillie, Jamie, Krysti Anna, Summer Dawn, Austin, and Lily Marie. Sadly missed by her brother Steven LOUNDS, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia and her sister Dy LOUNDS, Water Valley, Alberta. Following cremation, an interment of ashes will be at a later date. Friends desiring may contribute in memory of "Debbi" to the charity of your choice through the Maschke Funeral Home (11928 Hwy. 41, Northbrook, Ontario K0H 1Z0 (613-336-6873).

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GODFREE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-14 published
COOPER, Dr. William E.
Dr. William E. COOPER of Niagara Falls, born April 4, 1924, passed away April 12, 2005. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Moira, children; Claire, Leo, Marty (Emily GODFREE,) Brendan (Marie FLOOD,) Judy (Avrum SOICHER,) Erica (Ron MANTAY,) and Genevieve (Jason FAIRCLOUGH.) Survived by 12 grandchildren: Ben, Sierra, Owen, Spencer, Laura, Liam, Gabriel, Hannah, Lucie, Maya, Graham and Sean. Survived by his sisters Judith and Margaret, his twin, and predeceased by siblings Mary and John. Attended Stonyhurst College. Received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, London, England, 1948 and became an intern under Sir Alexander Fleming. Immigrated to Canada from England via Ohio where he was Internal Medicine Fellow at Cleveland Clinic 1954-1955. Settled in Niagara as Internist and Cardiologist at Greater Niagara General Hospital from 1957-1990 and was consultant at Shaver Hospital and Fort Erie Douglas Memorial. Introduced pacemakers, defibrillators, and echocardiography to Niagara Falls. He served on the W.C. Separate School Board for many years and also worked with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and Rotary Club. He continued to work for many years despite many physical disabilities including deafness, Parkinsonism, and later blindness. He was a great believer in Science, Education and Athletics and excelled in cricket and rugby in his native England. He was proud that all seven of his children graduated from university and two becoming doctors. In later years, he was grateful to be blessed with 12 grandchildren. He retained his sharp wit and sense of humour until the end. Cremation has already taken place. On- line tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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GODFREE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-15 published
COOPER, Dr. William E.
Dr. William E. COOPER of Niagara Falls, born April 4, 1924, passed away April 12, 2005. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Moira, children; Claire, Leo, Marty (Emily GODFREE,) Brendan (Marie FLOOD,) Judy (Avrum SOICHER,) Erica (Ron MANTAY,) and Genevieve (Jason FAIRCLOUGH.) Survived by 12 grandchildren: Ben, Sierra, Owen, Spencer, Laura, Liam, Gabriel, Hannah, Lucie, Maya, Graham and Sean. Survived by his sisters Judith and Margaret, his twin, and predeceased by siblings Mary and John. Attended Stonyhurst College. Received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, London, England, 1948 and became an intern under Sir Alexander Fleming. Immigrated to Canada from England via Ohio where he was Internal Medicine Fellow at Cleveland Clinic 1954-1955. Settled in Niagara as Internist and Cardiologist at Greater Niagara General Hospital from 1957-1990 and was consultant at Shaver Hospital and Fort Erie Douglas Memorial. Introduced pacemakers, defibrillators, and echocardiography to Niagara Falls. He served on the W.C. Separate School Board for many years and also worked with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and Rotary Club. He continued to work for many years despite many physical disabilities including deafness, Parkinsonism, and later blindness. He was a great believer in Science, Education and Athletics and excelled in cricket and rugby in his native England. He was proud that all seven of his children graduated from university and two becoming doctors. In later years, he was grateful to be blessed with 12 grandchildren. He retained his sharp wit and sense of humour until the end. Cremation has already taken place. Arrangements in care of Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel 5176 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Memorial Mass was held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Friday April 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. Donations to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Palliative Care of G.N.G.H. or Charity of One's Choice would be appreciated On-line tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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GODFREE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
GODFREE, John Henry
On December 18th, 2005 at the age of 85. Father to Dawn, Paul (Cheryl) and Phyllis (John). Former payroll manager for General Electric, where he worked for 45 years. Cremation. Private family service to be held in baseball season!

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GODFREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
ANSTICE, Olive D. (née BROOM)
Peacefully at the Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Saturday, February 5th, 2005, Olive D. ANSTICE, formerly of R.R.#1 Muirkirk, in her 77th year. Born in Tilbury East Township, daughter of Clarence and Gladys BROOM, she was predeceased by her husband Charles (1982). Dearly loved by her son Gary and his wife Arlene of Saint Thomas, grandchildren Melissa (Jeremy) ROBERTS of Ridgetown and their sons Trevor and Tyler, Bill and Charles of Chatham brother Donald (Dorothy) BROOM of Rodney, sister Alice (Arthur) MANNING of R.R.#1, Highgate and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Tuesday, February 8th from 7-9 pm and 2 hours prior to the service which will be held there on Wednesday at 2: 00 pm with Reverend Tom GODFREY officiating. Interment Duart Cemetery. If desired, donations to Babcock Community Care Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Padfield Funeral Home, Rodney (519) 785-0810

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GODFREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
FORD, T. William
Peacefully at the Beattie Haven Retirement Community, Wardsville, on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, Mr. T. William FORD, formerly of Orford Township in his 102nd year. Born in Orford Township, son of Thomas and Mary FORD, he was predeceased by his wife Millicent in 1978. Loved father of Thomas and his wife Bev of R.R.#1 Morpeth, Susan and her husband Bob TRUDGEN of Beaverton and grandchildren Sherry and Mike CHIARELLI, Connie and Rod REYNOLDS, Bonnie and Kevin MALLOTT, Paul TRUDGEN, Peter and Lisa TRUDGEN, Andy TRUDGEN. Dear "Great Papa" to Tyler, Holly, William, Taylor and Jeffrey. He will be missed by his extended family of Friends and staff at Beattie Haven. He was also predeceased by brothers Neil and Clifford FORD, sister Altha BANYAS, Lila JENKINS and Pearl LYANUS. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Tom GODFREY officiating. Interment Duart Cemetery. If desired, donations to Beattie Haven Retirement Community would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes, (519-785-0810).

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GODFREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
London's 'father of baseball' dies
Peter WIDDRINGTON, whose career spanned sports and business major leagues, was 74.
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Business Reporter
Peter WIDDRINGTON combined his passion for business and sports and became a giant in both fields. WIDDRINGTON, the former president and chief executive of John Labatt Ltd. and chairperson of the Toronto Blue Jays during its World Series championships, died Friday night at 74.
The London man was in the middle of his annual ski trip to Aspen, Colorado., a ritual for the past 25 years, when he had a heart attack while getting into a cab and died.
Family and Friends recalled his strength and energy.
"The entire Blue Jays family is saddened by the loss of Peter WIDDRINGTON, who was truly one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," said Blue Jays president Paul GODFREY.
David SCATCHERD, owner of the Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend, and a lifelong friend, called WIDDRINGTON a "doer" with a competitive streak.
"When he took something on, he got it finished," SCATCHERD said yesterday.
WIDDRINGTON's younger brother, Michael, said he had lost his best friend.
"I don't care what his birth certificate said, he acted like he was 45," Michael WIDDRINGTON said.
All agree Toronto-born Peter WIDDRINGTON was a "character" in the best sense of the word, who always stuck out in a crowd.
"He was larger than life. He was one of the most irreverent, outrageous guys you could ever meet," said Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, a family friend and managing partner at Lerners law firm.
Armed with an M.B.A. from Harvard, WIDDRINGTON started his business career as a beer salesperson for Labatt in 1955 and worked his way up to become president and chief executive from 1973 to 1989.
He took over Labatt at a time when the brewing giant was diversifying into food, sports and entertainment businesses.
For an avid sports fan like WIDDRINGTON, Labatt's purchase of the Blue Jays was a dream come true. As chairperson of Labatt's board, WIDDRINGTON set aside $25 million to create the TSN sports network in 1984.
The dream culminated in the Jays' back-to-back World Series wins in 1992 and '93.
When the victory parades wound through downtown Toronto, WIDDRINGTON rode in the lead car.
When Major League Baseball commissioner Fay VINCENT was forced to resign in 1992, WIDDRINGTON was chosen by team owners to take over as interim administrator of the billion-dollar sports league, splitting his time between New York and his London office.
Londoner Don McDOUGALL became president of Labatt Breweries the same day WIDDRINGTON became chief executive of its parent company, John Labatt Ltd.
McDOUGALL said WIDDRINGTON really understood the beer business and expected a lot of himself and his employees.
"He was demanding, but six of the best years of my life were spent working for him.Just" two weeks ago, McDOUGALL and WIDDRINGTON had dinner and reminisced about their days at Labatt.
"We were saying it was great to be in business at a time when it was Okay to have fun doing your work," said McDOUGALL.
Along with his jobs at Labatt and the Blue Jays, WIDDRINGTON served on the boards of many large Canadian companies.
After retiring from Labatt, he continued to take on tough corporate assignments, such as heading up Cuddy International in 1996, when the London company was in upheaval because of an internal family feud.
He also became chairperson of Calgary-based Talisman Energy when it was involved in a controversial oil exploration project in wartorn Sudan.
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said WIDDRINGTON was known for his wild sense of fashion and outgoing personality. She said he married his teenage sweetheart, Betty Ann, whom he met when they were teens working at a summer camp.
Despite his busy career, STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said WIDDRINGTON was a devoted dad to the couple's daughters, Cindy and Stacy.
SCATCHERD met WIDDRINGTON when they were students at Pickering College, a private school in Newmarket.
He said WIDDRINGTON was an all-round athlete who worked and played with equal fervour.
WIDDRINGTON's death comes only six weeks after the passing of another London corporate legend, former London Life chief executive Earl ORSER.
WIDDRINGTON's death is also a major blow for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, based in Saint Marys.
Tom VALCKE, the hall's president and chief executive, said WIDDRINGTON recently had become fundraising chairperson and was in New York with him last week to made a pitch to business magnate and former Montreal Expos owner Charles Bronfman.
"Peter had just stepped in and was the white knight we were looking for," said VALCKE.
A funeral service will be held at noon Friday at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Peter WIDDRINGTON 1930-2005
Business Career: President and chief executive of John Labatt Ltd. 1973-1989; chief executive, Cuddy International 1996-99 chairperson, Laidlaw Inc., Brick Brewing Co., Talisman Energy and director, Brascan Ltd., BP Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Ellis Don, Stratford Festival
Sports: Chairperson of Toronto Blue Jays; administrator of major league baseball 1993.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-20 published
WAITE, Harley Roy
Peacefully at the Victoria Residence, Chatham on Friday, March 18th, 2005. Harley Roy WAITE of Ridgetown and formerly of Duart in his 88th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Ellenor WAITE (JEFFORDS.) Dear father of Ronald and his wife Pat of Peterborough and Murray and his wife Dianne of London. Harley leaves behind his grandchildren Robert, Karen, Jeffrey, James and Jessica. Survived by his brothers Robert and his wife Frances, Leslie and his wife Dona and Carmen and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Clifford (97), Earl (98), Don (99), and J.C. (97). Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, March 21st, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Reverend Tom GODFREY officiating with the assistance of Reverend Katherine HAWLEY. Interment Duart Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Duart Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Home (519-785-0810).

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GODFREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
FAAS, John C.
A resident of Ridgetown, John C. FAAS died at Four Counties Health Centre, Newbury on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at the age of 75. Born in Zeeland, The Netherlands, son of the late Cornelius and Lavina (VAN DE LUSTER) FAAS. John founded Faas Construction in 1950 and was the last Mayor of the Town of Ridgetown. He also was a Deputy Reeve of the former Kent County, a Past President of the Ridgetown Rotary Club and the Ridgetown Chamber of Commerce. John was an Elder and Teacher at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church and an avid golfer.
Beloved husband of Joan Marie (BURR) FAAS and the late Simone (WILLEMKENS) FAAS (1999.) Dear father of Dan and Elaine FAAS of Ridgetown, Wayne and Shirley FAAS of R.R.#3 Chatham and Tim and Ceri FAAS of Michigan. Step-father of Angela and Robert. Grandfather of Amy, Jenni fer, Matthew, Dawn, Marsi, Denise, Brady, Ben, Cory, David, Ariel and Eric. Greatgrandfather of Benton, Madison and Isabella. Brother of Maria BUIS of British Columbia and the late Willie VAN SONNEVELD. Family will received Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Saturday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service from the Funeral Home at 1: 30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2005 with Reverend Tom GODFREY officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations, may by cheque, to Ridgetown Rotary or Heart and Stroke appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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GODFREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-25 published
GODFREY, Janet Louise (née IRWIN)
Peacefully at home with her family on November 22, 2005 Mrs. Janet Louise GODFREY of Port Stanley in her 56th year. Beloved wife of Marvin. Adored mother of Bobbi-Lynn GODFREY, Carrie-Lee GODFREY and Crystal-Dawn GODFREY. Daughter of Mary IRWIN and the late Keith IRWIN. Cherished sister of Thery and Brian KING and Nancy and Douglas LANGS, aunt of Tami and Jeff WILDER, Tara LESAVVAGE, Sarah FERGUSSON, and James FERGUSSON. Janet will be missed by her Granddogs Rolo, Bella, Diesel, and Senner. As per Jan's request there will be a private service for her family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Thomas Animal Aid Dog Fund. "We love you now and always".

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GODFREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-11-29 published
GODFREY, Janet Louise (née IRWIN)
Peacefully, at home, with her family, on November 22, 2005, Mrs. Janet Louise GODFREY of Port Stanley, in her 56th year. Beloved wife of Marvin. Adored mother of Bobbi-Lynn GODFREY, Carrie-Lee GODFREY, and Crystal-Dawn GODFREY. Daughter of Mary IRWIN and the late Keith IRWIN. Cherished sister of Thery and Brian KING and Nancy and Douglas LANGS. Aunt of Tami and Jeff WILDER, Tara LESAVVAGE, Sarah FERGUSSON, and James FERGUSSON. Janet will be missed by her grand-dogs Rolo, Bella, Diesel, and Senner. As per Jans request, there will be a private service for her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Thomas Animal Aid Dog Fund. We love you now and always.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
YAMPOLSKY, Mary
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary YAMPOLSKY, at the age of 95, on Friday, January 21, 2005. A much beloved matriarch of a large and loving family, Mary, wife of the late Abe YAMPOLSKY, is survived by her loving children, Bernice and the late Sammy RESNICK, Rose and Lou GOLDSMITH and Marsha and Arthur GODFREY. Mary cherished and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Mark and Cindi RESNICK, David and Elissa RESNICK, Paula and Joel KAZMAN, Lin and Arthur GOLDBERG, Gershon and Laura GOLDSMITH, Bryna and Allan TOWB, Aaron and Rivkah GOLDSMITH, Barbara GODFREY and Adam and Kim GODFREY. Mary was blessed with 19 adoring great-grandchildren and one beautiful great-great grandchild. Mary was predeceased by her siblings Lisa, Manya, Louis, Eva and Percy. Mary's life was full of love and kindness for others, which was always returned to her with open hearts, not just from her wonderful family but from everyone who had the pleasure and honour of her company. Our heartfelt thanks to The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and her wonderful caregivers Julie, Celia and Paz. Funeral service is on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 12: 00 noon at Steeles Memorial Chapel at 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Bathurst and Yonge). Interment Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Shaarei Shomayim section. Shiva will be observed at 41 Dundurn Crescent, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Mary and Abe Yampolsky Memorial Fund care of Baycrest Centre Foundation (416) 785-2875.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
Former Blue Jays chairman
Canadian Press, Monday, February 14, 2005 - Page S7
Toronto -- Peter WIDDRINGTON, the long-time Labatt executive and former chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays, has died, the baseball club said yesterday. He was 75.
WIDDRINGTON was on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado., when he suffered a heart attack on Friday.
"The entire Toronto Blue Jays family is saddened by the loss of Peter WIDDRINGTON, who was truly one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," Blue Jays president Paul GODFREY said. "He was passionate about our great game through all of his years and made an invaluable contribution to our organization."
WIDDRINGTON skied on Friday morning, had lunch with some Friends at a comedy club, then got into a taxi and suffered the heart attack, said Tom VALCKE, the president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
"He always lived life to the fullest," VALCKE said. "He was always skiing or sailing."
WIDDRINGTON had gone to Aspen just days after joining VALCKE in New York, where they met with Charles Bronfman to ask him to sponsor the Hall's planned academy at Saint Mary's Ontario
"He had the personality and the charm to look a Charles Bronfman in the eye and make a proposal to him," VALCKE said. "He was at that level.
"Although Peter was just a member of our advisory board, he would walk the walk."
Well known as he was in baseball circles -- WIDDRINGTON was a board member with the Blue Jays from 1976 until the mid 1990s he was equally as famous in the business world.
He began his career at Labatt in 1955 as a salesman and worked his way up the ladder. He became president and Chief Executive Officer in 1973, a position he held until 1989. He also served as the chairman of the brewery from 1987 to 1991.
The graduate of Queen's University and Harvard Business School was also a former chairman of Laidlaw and Talisman Energy and a board member at SNC-Lavalin Group, Haynes-Dana, ADT and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, among others.
More recently, he served as the chairman of Brick Brewing and vice-chairman of the board for Radiology Corporation of America. He also served on the board of Gatekeepers Business Solutions.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-18 published
Peter WIDDRINGTON, Executive and Chief Executive Officer: 1930-2005
As the head of Labatt, he was a 'father of baseball in Canada' who established the Blue Jays in Toronto and later came close to becoming president of the American League. For a time, he was even commissioner of baseball
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, February 18, 2005 - Page S7
Peter WIDDRINGTON once mused that he could well be the only beer salesman with an M.B.A. from Harvard. The long-time executive and former chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays took his Ivy League degree to John Labatt Ltd., where he started out in sales and held senior positions along the way before becoming head of the company in 1973. He held that position until 1989.
When talks started more than 30 years ago about bringing major league baseball to Toronto, Mr. WIDDRINGTON was at the front and centre. He helped put together a team that would eventually make it happen. The day came on March 26, 1976, when the American League voted to expand to Toronto, awarding a franchise to a group made up of Labatt, Imperial Trust Ltd. and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Three months later, a franchise fee of $7-million (U.S.) was agreed upon. Early on, the owners decided that the franchise was to be run on sound business principles, where the baseball people were allowed to act freely within certain parameters, but were to report back to the board.
"He was definitely one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," said Paul GODFREY, the president of the Blue Jays. "Without the corporate leadership of Labatt's, there would have been no baseball in Toronto."
Mr. WIDDRINGTON's interest wasn't focused just on the bottom line: He was also a big sports fan. He truly loved the game of baseball and was lucky enough to have been chairman of the Blue Jays during the glory years leading up to, and including, the 1992 and 1993 World Series, when the team beat Atlanta and Philadelphia respectively. He watched as the Blue Jays became the first team to capture back-to-back World Series titles since the 1977-1978 Yankees.
Even last year, long after he had left the team's corporate management, Mr. WIDDRINGTON would still make the two-hour trip to Toronto from his home in London, Ontario, to watch a game with Mr. GODFREY. Or, if he wasn't with the president, then he'd be down in the stands taking in a game. "He was one of the big fans," Mr. GODFREY said.
Born in Toronto, Peter Nigel Tinling WIDDRINGTON was the son of Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON. His father, who emigrated from England, was assistant headmaster at Pickering College, a private school in Newmarket, Ontario, midway between downtown Toronto and Barrie. The young Mr. WIDDRINGTON attended Pickering College, where he played football and hockey. After high school, he studied economics at Queen's University and then went on to Harvard Business School. Later, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario.
One of his early successes as president of Labatt was to have the bright idea of producing a Canadian version of Budweiser, with the result that the beer grabbed a 7 per cent market share in the opening weeks of the 1991 summer season -- a stunning figure by industry standards. Two weeks later, Labatt launched "Bud" in Quebec and sold out its entire inventory in a day.
In addition to his role as president and chief executive officer, Mr. WIDDRINGTON served as chairman from 1987 until 1991, when Interbrew of Belgium took over the beer company and the Blue Jays. During his time at Labatt, he also played a key part in the creation of TSN, Canada's first all-sports network.
In 1993, Mr. WIDDRINGTON temporarily occupied the office of commissioner of major-league baseball after Fay VINCENT was forced out by the owners, and deputy Steven GREENBERG left of his own accord.
"There was no senior person in baseball in the commissioner's office and, at the time, there were 170 people working there, so I was there on somewhat of a part-time basis for an average of two to three days a week from January through until December," Mr. WIDDRINGTON said.
Then, for a few years in the mid-1990s, he was also the chairman of Major League Properties until interim baseball commissioner Bud Selig decided Mr. WIDDRINGTON should go because he was no longer affiliated with baseball.
"I miss baseball, and I miss the Jays, but I had to recognize that when Interbrew bought Labatt's, they were going to make some changes, as they are entitled to do," Mr. WIDDRINGTON later told a reporter. "I personally was disappointed but, structurally and objectively, I understood."
Mr. WIDDRINGTON's power-packed résumé shows he was also chairman of Laidlaw Inc., a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. In a 1994 interview with The Globe and Mail, he admitted that he wasn't the type to retire and head south to golf every day or lie on a beach.
"Really, I'm a professional manager, I guess you could say," is the way Mr. WIDDRINGTON described himself at the time.
How did he find the time for everything at an age when he could have easily been slowing down his life? "I do the best I can in juggling time and responsibilities," he said in 1994. "It depends on my other schedules. I can't drop everything and devote all my time to baseball. Am I retired? I suppose I'm retired from Labatt's, but certainly I'm not retired in the sense of playing golf or going down south, but I don't have a 9-to-5 job."
That same year, he was in the running to become president of the American League. While he never seriously saw himself as a contender for the commissioner's job, the American League job had its attractions. After all, his beloved Jays were an American League club.
"I was approached [to apply] in both cases," he told The Globe and Mail. "I've been interviewed twice for the American League post. I would be interested in the job. I think they'll be making up their minds fairly shortly. I think I would enjoy it very much, but I'm just taking it a day at a time."
In the end, it came to nothing and instead, he found himself involved in operating a series of companies.
In 1997, he landed in the middle of a bitter corporate conflict of the kind long remembered by the business community. A succession feud erupted within the family that owned Cuddy International Corp., then Canada's largest poultry processor with about $500-million in annual sales, a staff of 3,000 people worldwide and a juicy contract to supply McDonald's with McNuggets. The London, Ontario, company had been rife with plots and counterplots that pitted the founder against one or more of his five sons, and between 1992 and 1996 had gone through several chief executive officers. At the time, Peter WIDDRINGTON was the fifth or sixth Chief Executive Officer.
Not surprisingly, the situation was not to anyone's liking and Mr. WIDDRINGTON made his exit. Most recently, he was chairman of Brick Brewing of Waterloo, Ontario
Until the end, Mr. WIDDRINGTON had one foot in the business world and one foot in the sports world. Earlier this month, he had joined Tom VALCKE, president of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, in New York, where they met with Charles Bronfman to ask him to sponsor the hall's expansion and planned academy in St. Marys, Ontario Mr. WIDDRINGTON was chair of the hall's fundraising campaign, which is currently aiming to raise $5.3-million. Mr. VALCKE was more than impressed with Mr. WIDDRINGTON's skill in the boardroom on February 2. "Based on that meeting, we will be having another meeting with [Mr.] Bronfman."
Afterward, Mr. WIDDRINGTON remarked that it was one of the best presentations he had ever been a part of. Despite the high note, he didn't have time to celebrate or even to join his colleagues for dinner. He bid them farewell and immediately headed back to the airport. Just over a week later, after an exhilarating day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado., he suffered a heart attack.
"He was living life in the fast lane," Mr. Valcke said.
Peter WIDDRINGTON was born in Toronto on June 2, 1930. He died in Aspen, Colorado., on February 11, 2005. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann, daughters Cindy and Stacy, brother Michael and three grandchildren. A funeral service is set for today at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-20 published
GROSSMAN, Katie (née LOTTMAN)
Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital on Friday, June 17, 2005. Katie GROSSMAN, beloved wife for over 50 years of Mike GROSSMAN. Daughter of the late Sam and Emma LOTTMAN. Loving Mother and Mother-in-law of Barbara and Shel SAFRAN, Shelley GROSSMAN and Lorne and Wendy GROSSMAN. Cherished sister of Pearl GODFREY and predeceased by brothers Joe and Jakie LOTTMAN and sister Judy TEICHBERG. Beloved sister-in-law of Evelyn FORMAN, Rose GROSSMAN and Lorna LOTTMAN. Devoted grandmother of Rachel and Matthew SAFRAN and Nicole and Amy GROSSMAN. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Funeral service will be held Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West, on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 12 noon. Shiva at 35 Wynford Heights Crescent. Donations, if desired, can be made to the Israel Soldier's Fund at 416-783-3053 or the charity of your choice.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
WORTSMAN, Mina
On Sunday, September 18, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Mina WORTSMAN, beloved wife of the late Benjamin WORTSMAN and special friend of Ubby GROSSMAN. Loving mother of Allen and Barbara, Irwin and Elayne and the late Karen WORTSMAN. Devoted grandmother of Janice and Simon KROLICKI, Jerald and Wendy WORTSMAN, Karen and Michael BIDERMAN, Stacey and Gil HELMAN, Kimberly and Craig WALTERS, Jillian and Jordan ROBINS, Michael and Jessica WORTSMAN, and great grandmother of 12. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Leonard and Eleanor GODFREY, Irwin and Joan GODFREY. At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W. (Eglinton west of The Allen) for service on Tuesday, September 20 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue Section at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 177 Dewbourne Ave. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
McLEOD, Lavina Charlotte Caroline "Lovie" (née WATTS)
Born November 23, 1912 in Watson, Saskatchewan. Lovie was called home peacefully to Jesus on December 9, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband John 'Jack' Herman McLEOD, parents Fred and Doretta WATTS, brothers George, Fred, Ernie, Gordon (WATTS) and sisters Winnie (BUNN), Millie (MARTIN), Dorothy (CAMERON). Survived by her five children Jack and Sue McLEOD (Toronto,) Allan and Mary McLEOD (Malta,) Bob and Joan McLEOD (Haileybury,) Linda and Mike GODFREY (Waymart, Pennsylvania) and Barb and Mike WALKER (Toronto,) eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews and relatives throughout Canada. The family would like to express their gratitude to Mely her personal caregiver and to Seven Oaks Nursing Home for their caring support over the years.
Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (Between Warden and Pharmacy) from 10 a.m. Monday until time of Service in our chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimers Society would be greatly appreciated.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
McFARLANE, Margery Valerie (née MALLION)
December 19, 1931 - January 3, 2005
Died peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa hospital on Monday, January 3rd, with her son Jamie by her side. Dearest wife of the deceased Gordon Clive McFARLANE (Sam,) mother of Anne Louise (Andy), John, and Jamie (Penny) and doting grandmother of Valerie (Stephen), Andrea (Craig), Klane (Lisa), Sara, Tyson and Alison. Beloved sister of Shirley SANDERSON (Peter), Evelynn GODFREY (Harold), and brother Charlie. Beloved sister-in-law of Lois McFARLANE. Dearly loved aunt of Gary (Pam,) Terry (Norm,) Michael (Andrea), Marcilyn (Larry), Steven and Bradley. Loved by many great-nieces and nephews. Dearest niece of Thelma HOUGHTON. Marli will also be missed by lifelong best friend, Jean HILLABY of Ottawa. A special thank you goes to the staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa's Emergency Department and 8th floor for making her final hours more comfortable. At Marli's request there will be no funeral services, but that you remember her by planting some flowers. Irises were her favourite. Donations to the Kidney Foundation can be made through Armstrong Funeral Home in Oshawa. Memorial Service celebrating Marli's life will be held in Toronto in the near future. At last, Marli is reunited with her Sam.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
YAMPOLSKY, Mary
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary YAMPOLSKY, at the age of 95, on Friday, January 21, 2005. A much beloved matriarch of a large and loving family. Mary, wife of the late Abe YAMPOLSKY, is survived by her loving children, Bernice and the late Sammy RESNICK, Rose and Lou GOLDSMITH and Marsha and Arthur GODFREY. Mary cherished and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Mark and Cindi RESNICK, David and Elissa RESNICK, Paula and Joel KAZMAN, Lin and Arthur GOLDBERG, Gershon and Laura GOLDSMITH, Bryna and Allan TOWB, Aaron and Rivkah GOLDSMITH, Barbara GODFREY and Adam and Kim GODFREY. Mary was blessed with 19 adoring great-grandchildren and one beautiful great-great-grandchild. Mary was predeceased by her siblings Lisa, Manya, Louis, Eva and Percy. Mary's life was full of love and kindness for others, which was always returned to her with open hearts, not just from her wonderful family but from everyone who had the pleasure and honour of her company. Our heartfelt thanks to The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and her wonderful caregivers Julie, Celia and Paz. Funeral Service is on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 12: 00 noon at Steeles Memorial Chapel, at 350 Steeles Avenue West (between Bathurst and Yonge). Interment Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Shaarei Shomayim section. Shiva will be observed at 41 Dundurn Crescent, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Mary and Abe Yampolsky Memorial Fund c/o Baycrest Centre Foundation (416-785-2875).

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
CERASANI, James Domenic (February 16, 1913-January 21, 2005)
On Friday, January 21, 2005, just short of his 93rd year, he peacefully left this world. Beloved husband of the late Mary Margaret (née MADOTT.) Loved son of the late Ulisse and Annetta (née DIGIUSTINI) CERASANI. Much loved father of James Robert CERASANI and his wife Lois (née SKLAD) and Catherine Marianne CERASANI and her late husband Peter Clifton GODFREY. Most fondly remembered by his grand_sons David Anthony (Christine and Ethan), Michael James, Joseph Paul and his wife Joanne (née VANDERVINNE) and by great-grand_son Dylan Joseph. Brother of Mary Ann and her late husband Frederick LACASTRO, Rita and her husband Jim ARMSTRONG and the late Beatrice. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way). on Monday, January 24, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery. The family thanks the doctors and staff of the Trillium Health Centre for their care. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
PETT, Jeanne Mary (LAPOINTE)
Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, January 22, 2005, Jeanne Mary LAPOINTE, beloved wife of Harry PETT, Caledon East. Dear mother of Roy and Joyce PETT, Fenelon Falls; Marilyn CHESTER and Gordon BARNSDALE, Barrie; Joan and Allan GODFREY, Ottawa; Susan and Harvey RASMUSSEN, Caledon East Joy and Ron HARBOTTLE, Orangeville. Loving grandmother of Bruce and Colleen, Tracy, Bryan, Sandra and Allison. Fondly remembered by 6 great-grandchildren. 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 Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Albion, 16066 The Gore Road, Caledon East on Tuesday morning, January 25 at 10 o'clock (leaving funeral home at 9: 30 a.m.). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Headwaters Health Care Foundation, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9. Parish prayers will be held Monday evening at 8: 30 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com.

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

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
PARK, Robert Andrew
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Andrew PARK, formerly of Scarborough, on February 4, 2005, from cancer, at London Health Sciences Centre, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Loyola HARRINGTON. Predeceased by loving wife Ruth REDSELL. Cherished father of Judith NAISH and her husband David and Linda WAWRYK. Loving grandfather of Erica NAISH and Kevin JUDGE, Robert NAISH, Todd and Teresa WAWRYK, Trevor and Tammy WAWRYK, and Julie and Kelvin WARKENTIN. Devoted great-grandfather of Hannah JUDGE, Emily, Alyson and Matthew WAWRYK, and Rogan WAWRYK. Beloved step-father to Jack SIMPSON, Janice SIMPSON, Theresa SIMPSON and Mark Gallow. Cherished grandfather of Jaime, Shea, Aaron SIMPSON, Kate, William and Jack SIMPSON- GALLOW. Beloved brother of Eileen LIVINGSTONE, uncle of Patty and Spiro GIANNOUKOS and their son John. Will be missed by Dorothy GODFREY, Doug MORRISON, and all of his nieces and nephews. Bob served overseas in World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Artillery and the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. He was a Toronto Firefighter for 32 years and retired as a Captain in 1978. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133, Cobourg. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and again Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the Service in the funeral home at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. 'Bob's love of music and dance will remain with us always. Gone to join Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.'

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
McKIMMIE, Richard " Rick"
Peacefully, after a short illness, at the Etobicoke General Hospital, in his 78th year. Loving husband of Margaret for 47 years. Devoted father of Gary (Sheila,) Heather (Rick GODFREY,) and Lori (Mark NOWERS.) Devoted grandfather of Scott and Mack. The family would like to thank the staff of Etobicoke General C.C.U. for their compassion and care. Following Rick's wishes, there will be a private family service. Memorial remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
GODFREY, Elva
Peacefully on March 21, 2005 at Toronto East General Hospital. Elva is predeceased by her loving husband Edgar and will be sadly missed by her cherished children Alice and Stephen. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Ave. (1 block east of Donlands subway) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church (154 Floyd Ave.) from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In memory of Elva, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
KERR, Michael " Mike" P.
Passed away suddenly at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Saturday, April 2, 2005, in his 36th year. Loved son of Paul and Joan KERR of Alliston. Dear brother of Jamie and Louisa KERR of Alliston and predeceased by his sister Tracy Elizabeth KERR. Loving grand_son of Helen KERR and the late Fergus KERR and the late Willard and Myrtle COLE. Loved uncle of Jesse and Lauren. Special friend of Julie GODFREY and her daughter Abigail and their family. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many Friends. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held at Saint John's United Church, 56 Victoria Street East, Alliston on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Alliston would be appreciated.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-29 published
KOMER, Margaret (née COMER)
At Toronto, on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, surrounded by family, 'Nan' left this earth. Daughter of the late Elmer and Jessie COMER. Cherished sister to the late Bernice, Lyle, and Grant. Devoted mother to Darryl and Sherron GODFREY. Mother-in-law to Patricia and Josie. Dedicated grandmother to Nadine, Brianne, Ashley, and Jon; Trevor, Harley, Shale, and Lucas. Loving great-grandmother to Dauntae and Dustin. A Memorial Service will be held at the Scarborough Funeral Centre, 2966 Eglinton Ave. E. (east of McCowan Rd.), 416-289-2558, on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with a reception. Burial in Mount Albert Cemetery to follow at 4: 30 p.m.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
FELSTEAD, George
On Thursday, May 12, 2005. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father to Lorraine SWAIN. Grandfather of Tammy (Rick) NORTON and Holly SWAIN. Brother of Hélène GODFREY and the late Eileen RICHARDS, William, Robert and Norman FELSTEAD. Memorial visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday, May 16th from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge of the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-22 published
GREENWOOD, Frederick Charles
Passed away peacefully at Victoria Manor Nursing Home in Lindsay on Saturday, May 21st, 2005. Fred GREENWOOD, in his 79th year, was the beloved husband of Edith HARVEY for 54 years. Loving father of Mary GREENWOOD and her husband Keith PAULSON. Dear brother of Harold and his wife Vila. Sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Margaret GODFREY and Eliza HARVEY and their families. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 24th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Saint John's Cemetery, Sunderland. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
CRAWFORD, James
After a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 70, with his wife and family by his side, James passed away peacefully, on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his home. Loving and devoted husband of Margaret for 45 years. Loving dad of Tara and her husband Steve, Steven and his wife Gloria, and James Jr. and his wife Caroline. Proud papa of 7 grandchildren, Jenna, Timothy, Kayla, Tyler, Kaylyn, Taydam, and Jacob. Brother of the late George and his wife Evelyn and family. Beloved brother-in-law of Betty GODFREY (Bill,) Ernie SANDERSON (Judy.) The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place in the Ogden Chapel on Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the North York General Hospital would be appreciated.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-19 published
GROSSMAN, Katie (née LOTTMAN)
96, passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital on Friday, June 17, 2005. Katie GROSSMAN, beloved wife for over 50 years of Mike GROSSMAN. Daughter of the late Sam and Emma LOTTMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barbara and Shel SAFRAN, Shelley GROSSMAN and Lorne and Wendy GROSSMAN. Cherished sister of Pearl GODFREY and predeceased by brothers Joe and Jakie LOTTMAN and sister Judy TEICHBERG. Beloved sister-in-law of Evelyn FORMAN, Rose GROSSMAN and Lorna Lottman. Devoted grandmother of Rachel and Matthew SAFRAN and Nicole and Amy GROSSMAN. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. For funeral arrangements, please call Steeles Memorial Chapel at 905-881-6003. Shiva at 35 Wynford Heights Crescent. Donations, if desired, can be made to the Israel Soldiers' Fund at 416-783-3053 or the charity of your choice.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Sadie (née NATHAN)
Sadie passed away peacefully on a sunny Sunday, October 30th, 2005 surrounded by her loving family. She would have been 91 years next week. Dearly devoted wife to Irving BAUMAN/BOWMAN for the last 71 years. Cherished mother and mother-in-law to Eric and Penny BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Gina and Paul GODFREY. She was known as beloved Bubba Sadie to Shmuel, Minda, Mark, Beth, Rob, Noah and Jay. She is survived by her brother Michael NAUGHTON and predeceased by her siblings Max, Mick, Joe, Jack and Roslyn. She will be sadly missed by her loving caregiver, Edith DALISAY and the nurses on the third floor of Baycrest Centre. Funeral services at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West on Monday, October 31st at 2 p.m. Interment at Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Adath Sholom/BethTikvah Section. Shiva will be held at 44 Arjay Crescent, evenings only up to and including Thursday, November 3rd. Donations may be made to Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Sadie Bowman Memorial Fund, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2E1. She will remain forever in our hearts.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
GREENWOOD, Edith Laverne (HARVEY)
Passed away peacefully, at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Thursday, November 10, 2005. Edith HARVEY, in her 78th year, was the beloved wife of the late Fred GREENWOOD. Loving mother of Mary GREENWOOD and her husband Keith PAULSON, and Henry GREENWOOD. Cherished sister of Margaret GODFREY. Dear sister-in-law of Harold and his wife Vila. Predeceased by her brothers John HARVEY, Morris HARVEY and sisters-in-law Eliza and Barbara. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328- 2721), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, November 15th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at Saint John's Cemetery, Sunderland. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ross Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
MORRISON, Rose (née PROCTOR)
Suddenly on December 1, 2005 at Trillum Health Centre, surrounded by family. Rose passed away at the age of 71. Predeceased by her parents Mary MURRAY and Harold PROCTOR, brothers Joseph and Michael PROCTOR and sister Donna, also stepson Carl. Beloved common law spouse of Robert GODFREY. Loving mother of Michael and Rosemarie, stepsons Bobby and family, Darrell and family. Loving sister of Betty (Bill,) Theresa (Ernie O'BRIEN,) Mary June, Margie (Joe), James (Barb), Alfred (Eileen), Frances (Adell) and David. Loving grandmother of Darren Jr., Jordan and Carl. Rose will be missed by many nieces and nephews and all of her Friends. A Memeorial Service will be held Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Bates and Dodds Funeral Services, 931 Queen St. West at Strachan Ave. between 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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GODFREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
McLEOD, Lavina Charlotte Caroline "Lovie" (née WATTS)
Born November 23, 1912 in Watson, Saskatchewan. Lovie was called home peacefully to Jesus on December 9, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband John 'Jack' Herman McLEOD; parents Fred and Doretta WATTS; brothers George, Fred, Ernie, Gordon (WATTS;) and sisters Winnie (BUNN,) Millie (MARTIN,) Dorothy (CAMERON.) Survived by her five children Jack and Sue McLEOD (Toronto,) Allan and Mary McLEOD (Malta,) Bob and Joan McLEOD (Haileybury,) Linda and Mike GODFREY (Waymart, Pennsylvania) and Barb and Mike WALKER (Toronto;) eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews and relatives throughout Canada. The family would like to express their gratitude to Mely, her personal caregiver, and to Seven Oaks Nursing Home for their caring support over the years. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 10 a.m. Monday until time of Service in our Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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