GRIFFIOEN o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-07-06 published
GRIFFIOEN, Jan
Jan GRIFFIOEN passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Meadow Park Nursing Home on June 27, 2005 at 89 years of age. Jan was born in Driebergen, the Netherlands and was the son of the late Johannes and Gerritje (VANDEN BROEK) GRIFFIOEN. Beloved husband of the late Jannetje (HAVENAAR) (2000.) Dear father of John and Rika of Chatham, Wilma and Jim VANDERLEEUW of Waterloo, Margaret and Jim BOOTSMA of Mississauga, Gerda and Lloyd DUDMAN of London, Dick and Lucy GRIFFIOEN of Chatham, Henry and Tonda GRIFFIOEN of Port Lambton. Dear grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Brother of Frans, Gerard, Rijk, Trudy and the late Henny and Johan, all of the Netherlands. Friends called at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. The funeral service was conducted by Pastor Richard VANDER VAART on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at the Christian Reformed Church (on Bruinsma) at 2 p.m. Jan's grandchildren were pallbearers. The interment followed at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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GRIFFIOEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
VAN NULAND, Harry
Peacefully, with family at his side, at Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2005, Harry VAN NULAND formerly of R.R.#3 Norwich in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie (2004). Cherished father to Wilma (Dave) HILL of Norwich, Agnes (Dave) CORKE of Waterloo, Mary (Larry) FRANK of Kitchener, Kathy (Jamie) SMITH of Guelph and Joanne REEVES of Norwich. Loving Grandpa to Jason, Erin GRIFFIOEN (John,) Leanne and Jonathan HILL, Andrea, Rachel and Natalie CORKE, Kris HAZEN (Shannon), Adam FRANK, Victoria and Christine SMITH and Michael, Shawn and Kathleen REEVES, and Great Grandpa to Kyrson HAZEN and Tyler GRIFFIOEN. Lovingly remembered by the VAN NULAND and Kapteyns family in Holland and British Columbia. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters in Holland. Marie and Harry emigrated from Holland in 1953 and farmed and lived in the Norwich area from 1959 until 2004. Friends and relatives may call at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 2-4: 30 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with Fr. Andrew KOWALCZYK, C.S.M.A., officiating. Interment at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation-Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. A very special thanks to Dr. REDDICK and the 2nd floor nursing staff at Woodstock General Hospital. Smith-LeRoy (519) 537- 3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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GRIFFIOEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
Neighbours are relieved arrest made
Police find human remains 100 kilometres from where Alicia ROSS was last seen
By Unnati GANDHI and Timothy APPLEBY, With a report from Oliver MOORE, Thursday, September 22, 2005, Page A17
Sitting around the kitchen table, four Friends of Alicia ROSS's family tried to calm their nerves with a cup of tea yesterday afternoon. They couldn't bear to be outside where lines of police tape surrounded the neighbouring home of 31-year-old Daniel SYLVESTER, who surrendered to police and is charged with second-degree murder.
"Why didn't he do it earlier?" asked Benny ARONOWITZ, who lives on Green Lane. "The family had to suffer so much."
One of Mr. ARONOWITZ's Friends, Nina REZMOVITZ, said her son, David, and Ms. ROSS were good Friends.
"We're all parents, and this is the worst thing that could happen to any of us," she said. "David and his girlfriend scoured the ravine for hours. He was so distraught."
Ms. ROSS, 25, was last seen by her boyfriend, Sean HINE, just after midnight on August 17 at the home where she lived with her parents. Police described Mr. HINE as a person of interest, but yesterday her next-door neighbour turned himself in.
Hours later, police discovered human remains in two locations. They said they're confident the remains are those of Ms. ROSS.
Ontario's chief coroner confirmed the remains were found near the town of Manilla, about 50 kilometres northeast of Markham, and near the town of Coboconk, another 40 kilometres north.
Bronte Road, the tree-lined street where the victim lived, was quiet yesterday except for the forensic investigators who were scouring the house next door, a home listed as belonging to Grant SYLVESTER since 1997. The best-selling author died in 1999.
His widow, Olga Mary, and son Daniel continued to live in the family home. The couple's other son, Robert, had moved to Mississauga.
Although Daniel SYLVESTER lived in the neighbourhood, he seems to have left little impression. Shown his photo, numerous local residents said they had never seen him. Two women who lived within 100 metres of the SYLVESTER home said working suburbanites invariably go from their car to their house, barely saying hello to any but the closest neighbours.
"I don't know the name of the person across the street," said Angela TORTI, who moved to the area 22 years ago when it was a new subdivision.
None of the neighbours lingering around the cordoned-off area claimed to have seen any of the SYLVESTERs much.
"Everybody today kind of goes their own way. When you have small children, you go out walking with them and you get to know your neighbours," Ms. REZMOVITZ said. "But once your kids are grown, often you don't know who your neighbours are."
Calls to the SYLVESTER home and to Robert's home, office and cottage were not answered.
Next door to the SYLVESTER residence, two posters with Ms. ROSS's photo were still taped to the back windows of an sport utility vehicle. A couple arrived to visit Ms. ROSS's family during the afternoon, but declined to comment afterward.
Around dinnertime, a police officer prevented a teenage girl from entering blocked-off Bronte Road. She left a plastic-wrapped bouquet at the barricade and lit a small candle.
Although some residents said they were shocked to hear that a neighbour had been arrested, they said they were nevertheless relieved.
"It's devastating to hear. It shows some degree of a conscience, turning himself in, but it's like humanizing a monster. This can't redeem him," said Marc FINKELSTEIN, who was jogging with his wife, Simone. "This has paralyzed the neighbourhood. It used to be such an active neighbourhood. It's nice to know all this is finally over."
Ms. TORTI said she had been unable to stop worrying about her daughter, who is living at home while studying at the University of Toronto.
"I don't go to sleep until she's in," she said. "She's 23, but honest to God, I don't go to sleep."
About 100 kilometres northeast of the neighbourhood, human remains that York Regional Police say likely belong to Ms. ROSS, were discovered.
Helicopters whirled overhead, police and Ontario Provincial Police tracker dogs scoured the bush and thick bull rushes over a wide area north and south of Highway 7. But the focal point of the search appeared to be just south of the town of Manilla bisected by Highway 7.
Near the intersection of Simcoe Street and the Seventh Concession, police tape surrounded a rectangle of thick, damp brush less than three metres from the roadside. Under a broiling sun, police with weed whackers cut thick grass and carried it to a York Regional Police forensic truck.
An officer said his colleagues had been there since early morning.
The seven-hectare (28-acre) property has been for sale since the beginning of the month, with an asking price of $139,900 and nobody was more surprised to see the flurry of activity than listing agent Audrey GRIFFIOEN.
"This is terrible, I can't believe it," she said, explaining that the property -- partly farm land and partly environmentally protected -- had recently had a conditional purchase offer.
"He's got to be a real sicko, the guy who did this," she said. "Killing is bad enough, but hacking up and spreading body parts all over the countryside.... I'll bet you he just stopped in his car and chucked it."
Also dismayed was 23-year-old Melissa NEWBERRY, whose parents own an 11-hectare (43-acre) parcel of dense brush just north of Highway 7, where more searching was under way.
"It's kind of scary," she said, recounting a recent incident in which she was jogging along the road. She said "some creepo in a yellow car," whom she described as a blond-haired man about 30 years old, appeared to be watching her.
She was advised to report the encounter to one of the numerous police officers in the area.

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GRIFFIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-18 published
TIMMS, Harold Wilfred
(Retired from Ultramar) Peacefully, on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at his home in the Westshore Village in Port Perry, at age 83. Harold TIMMS, formerly of Blackstock, and the 4th Concession, Pickering, beloved husband of the late Etta (née SEDORE.) Dear brother of Fred TIMMS of Greenbank and predeceased by his sisters Gladys WILLES, Mary GRIFFIS and Lillian LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, and his brothers Albert, George and Don TIMMS. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family of Harold TIMMS will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, August 19th at 11 a.m. with Michelle HOFMAN officiating. Interment Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry, Greenbank United Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-11 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Robert Thompson
Peacefully, at Central Place in Owen Sound, on Monday, January 10th, 2005, in his 88th year. Robert Thompson FLEMING/FLEMMING, the loving husband of M. Pearl FLEMING/FLEMMING (née COOK.) The loving father of Doug and his wife, Marilyn; Marilyn and her husband, Ed GRIFFITH and Keith and his wife, Cathie. Loved grandfather of Greg, Kevin, Sarah Jane, Ed, Rob, John, Graeme and Claire. Mr. FLEMING/FLEMMING was the owner and proprietor of Fleming Furniture Ltd. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Central Westside United Church, on Thursday afternoon, at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Keith FLEMING/FLEMMING officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Central Westside United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-17 published
IRVINE, Ellen Rose (GRASLEY)
Ellen IRVINE passed away peacefully at the Hannah Walker Place in Owen Sound on Wednesday, November 16th, 2005, in her 91st year. The former Ellen Rose GRASLEY was the loving wife of the late Stanley Archibald IRVINE. She was the loving mother of Ron and his wife Jeanette, Don, and Joan HOLLIS and her husband Irvine. Mrs. IRVINE is also survived by her daughter-in-law Marilyn IRVINE and a brother Walter GRASLEY. She will be sadly missed by her fifteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son John, a daughter-in-law Leona, brothers: Lloyd and Vic and sisters: Edith GRIFFITH and Dorothy STEAN. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Friday afternoon and evening 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m., thence to Latona Presbyterian Church in Dornoch, where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Bill VANDERSTELT officiating. Interment: Shiloh Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to Latona Presbyterian Church, Shiloh Cemetery, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-23 published
BARFOOT, Clifford Arthur " Art"
Peacefully at the Wiarton Hospital on Thursday December 22, 2005. Art BARFOOT of Colpoy's Bay in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (COLLINS) BARFOOT. Dear father of Krista and her husband Santo PASQUA of Hamilton; Kevin and his wife Deidre of Wiarton and Shannon and her husband Stephen CRUICKSHANK of Barrie. Cherished papa of Megan, Taylor, Aiden, Emma, Ethan and Cameron. Brother of Dorothy HILL of Wiarton, Mildred GRIFFITH of Kincardine; Hector (Donna) BARFOOT of Wiarton; Irene LOUGHLEAN of Mount Forest Marie ISBESTER of Port Colborne; Eva SPEARS of Wasaga Beach Jack and his wife Joan COLLINS of Gravenhurst; Yvonne COLLINS Willard and his wife Shirley COLLINS; Gary and his wife Margie COLLINS; Bev and his wife Brenda COLLINS; and Allan and his wife Laura COLLINS all of Wiarton. Predeceased by one brother Jack and three brothers-in-law Roger HILL, Percy GRIFFITH and Ken COLLINS. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday December 24th at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Spring interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Friends of Gateway or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-04 published
GARNER, Elmer Edward
Elmer Edward peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, January 3, 2005 in his 84th year. Loving partner in life Shirley FERRISS. Loved father of Shirley (Paul) GRIFFITH. Cherished grandfather of Donald GRIFFITH, Debbie (Darrell) BOLTON, Shelley (Jeff) CLAIR and great-grandfather of Derek, Jenny, Jessica Griffith, Chantal, Mathieu, Nicholas Violette, Karly and Wesley CLAIR also great-great-grandfather of Clarissa VIOLETTE. Dear brother of the late Cliff GARNER and Jack GARNER. Elmer will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-23 published
TUNKS, Mabel Emma (née GRIFFITH)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Friday, January 21st, 2005 Mabel Emma TUNKS (née GRIFFITH) of Komoka in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband William Stewart TUNKS (1981) and infant child Adeline (1932.) Dear mother of John (Anita) TUNKS and Eva Jean (Gary) DAVIDSON. Loving grandmother of Terry (Joanne) TUNKS, Diane (Don) MacMILLAN, and James (Natalie) DAVIDSON. Great-grandmother of Donald (Cindy) MacMILLAN, Derrick (Kerri) MacMILLAN, Kari and Randy TUNKS. Great-great-grandmother of D.J. MacMILLAN. Survived by brother Freeman (Florence) GRIFFITH and Larry (Pat) GRIFFITH. Predeceased by sisters Lyla PARSONS, Freda PARSONS, Annice EDMUNDS, brother Roscoe GRIFFITH and foster sons Mike ROSE and Ken DEVINE. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Komoka Chapel, 22568 Komoka Road on Sunday January 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow Monday from the funeral home commencing at 11 a.m. with Reverend Ken HICK officiating. Interment Poplar Hill Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Salvation Army, Komoka United Church or charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
SHAW, Carl Dee
Peacefully on Monday, February 21, 2005, Carl Dee SHAW, age 69, of Sarnia and formerly of Dresden, passed away at home. Beloved husband of 45 years of Marian (GRIFFITH,) and loving father of Sally and husband Rob FENNELL of Kitchener, Andrew and wife Theresa DIZON of Sarnia, and Allan and friend Kristine McDONALD of Sarnia. Proud grandfather of Dexter and Noah FENNELL. Also survived by his brother Clayton (LEALA) SHAW of Dresden and sister Jean CROWE of Wallaceburg, brother-in-law Mike (Valerie) GRIFFITH and sister-in-law Nancy GRIFFITH, all of Wallaceburg, and sister-in-law Helen (Merv) ROOKE of Blenheim. Predeceased by his parents David and Irene (BALL) SHAW, infant daughter Cindy Lou, father-in-law Earl GRIFFITH, mother-in-law Laura GRIFFITH, step-mother-in-law Gladys GRIFFITH, and brothers-in-law Eldon GRIFFITH and Charles CROWE.
Carl was a faithful member of Grace United Church as well as a dedicated community volunteer. He was retired after dedicating 35 years to laboratory research at Dow Chemical in Sarnia. Carl was a graduate of Dresden High School, Western Ontario Agricultural College (Ridgetown), and the Chemical Technician program at Lambton College, and was also a member of the Dresden Sports Hall of Fame. Friends will be received at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 North Christina Street, Sarnia on Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Grace United Church. Interment to follow at Dresden Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia N7S 2H2 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Road, Sarnia N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Carl SHAW in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
GRIFFITH, Orville
In loving memory of Orville, who passed away April 25, 1986.
You are never far away.
Loved and remembered by wife Helen and family.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
GRIFFITH, Orville
In loving memory of our dear Dad and Grandpa, Orville, who passed away April 25, 1986.
Today is remembered and quietly kept,
No words are needed we will never forget.
Deep in our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered every day.
Forever loved and sadly missed, Sharon, Becky and Matthew.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
REAUME, Olive G. (née MORRISON)
At Victoria Hospital (South St.), London, on Saturday, June 11, 2005, Olive G. REAUME, age 91, of London, wife of the late Matthew "Mac" REAUME (1971.) Born in Tupperville on November 1, 1913, she was daughter of the late Mary Ellen (CAMPBELL) and Burton MORRISON. She will be sadly missed by: a daughter Maxine BLAIR of London, 10 grand and 20 great and 3 great-greatgrandchildren, 2 brothers; Angus MORRISON of Chatham and Charlie MORRISON of Wallaceburg and a daughter-in-law Alice REAUME of Chatham. A daughter Shirley PEARSON, a son Morrison REAUME, a sister Laura GRIFFITH and 5 brothers Edwin, William, Garnet, Lyle and Archie MORRISON predeceased her. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday where Parish Prayers will be offered 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 15th, at 11 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, Chatham. Cremation will follow and her ashes will be buried in St. Anthony's Cemetery at a later date. Donations to The Arthritis Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-23 published
HASSON, Ruth (née WEBSTER)
Ruth age 79 of Dresden passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Victoria Hospital, Westminster Campus, London. She was born in Dawn Township daughter of the late Isaac and Mary McALLISTER) WEBSTER. Her husband Clayton HASSON predeceased in 2004. Surviving are five daughters: Sheila and John SLOAN of London, Sharyl and Richard TURNER of Dresden, Karen and Gordon LORIMER of Ottawa, Brenda and Don DENUKE of Bothwell, Lori HASSON of Chatham; one son Bradley and Carolyn HASSON of Dresden; 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; a brother Donald and Stella WEBSTER of Port Lambton; a sister-in-law Joyce GRIFFITH of Petrolia. Predeceased by a sister Margaret WEBSTER and brother Lorne WEBSTER. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, June 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Brian HORROBIN and Reverend George FLEMING/FLEMMING officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Gideon Bibles and left at the funeral home.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
GRIFFITH, Albert Edward
At Bluewater Health C.E.E. Site Petrolia on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, Albert Edward GRIFFITH age 85, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Jean (Siddall) Griff ith. Dear uncle of Brian GRIFFITH and son Shawn, Jim and Helen GRIFFITH and children Jennifer and Dave, Peter and Amanda, Dennis, Heather, Jane and Brian LAUWEREYS and son Jeffrey and the late Grace Lynne GRIFFITH. Predeceased by brothers and sister William Nelles GRIFFITH, Marion HAMMOND and Murray GRIFFITH. son of the late William Bruce and Eva Gertrude (BROWN) GRIFFITH. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. from Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon from 12 noon until service time at 2: 00 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-02 published
WILLIAMS, Gladys "Willa" (formerly GRIFFITH, née McLAREN)
Peacefully at Extendicare, London on Thursday, September 1st, 2005, Gladys "Willa" (McLAREN) WILLIAMS of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Melvin J. WILLIAMS and the late William B. GRIFFITH. Dear mother of Yvonne ESSELTINE of London, Gary GRIFFITH and his wife Ann of Kitchener and Wendy McROBERTS and her husband Wayne of London. Predeceased by her son Don GRIFFITH, her grand_son Jeffrey McROBERTS and her son-in-law Bob ESSELTINE. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, September 3rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Chris KRAATZ officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. 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, the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the charity of your choice.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-21 published
FUCHS, Joan Ann (née RAYNHAM)
Peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 with her family at her side Joan Ann FUCHS in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Horst. Loving mother of Heather DERUELLE (Rick), Gregory DRAY (Lynn), Jennifer KERN (Paul,) Corrina HEHN (Rudy,) Susanne PROULX (Jamie,) Julie HARDMAN (Mike.) Devoted Nanny of Erica, Ashley, Kyle, Collin, Julia, Chelsea, Megan, Justine, Michaela. Dear daughter of Marion and Kenneth RAYNHAM. Dear sister of Arlene GRIFFITH, Carol McARTHUR (Ken). The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at North Park Community Church on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to London Health Sciences Centre-Leukemia Research would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-11 published
BARKER, Ruth Ann (née GRIFFITH)
Suddenly, at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus, on Saturday, December 10th, 2005, Ruth Ann (GRIFFITH) BARKER of London at the age of 65. Beloved wife of Jerry. Dear mother of Cindy MURRAY (Dave), Brad BARKER (Julie) and Terri BARKER all of London. Loving grandmother of Brady and Lauren. Daughter of Shirley and the late Ross GRIFFITH. Sister of Bonnie GRIFFITH and her husband Larry Turner. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3: 00-8:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 9: 00 a.m. A private family interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ruth Ann are asked to consider the London Humane Society.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
John GLADSTONE, Cleric And Orator 1921-2005
Handsome, eloquent and blessed with a keen intelligence, the Baptist minister was 'a pulpit virtuoso' who cultivated a large and loyal Toronto congregation, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, January 22, 2005 - Page S7
A passionate soccer fan, an avid reader of spy thrillers and a man of unwavering faith, John GLADSTONE was such a compelling preacher that he drew celebrants to his Toronto pulpit from as far away as Michigan. For more than 30 years, Reverend Charles Adams of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit would conduct two services for his own congregation on Sunday mornings, drive with his wife to Toronto to hear Reverend GLADSTONE deliver his evening sermon and then get back in their car for the four-hour drive home.
Back in the early 1970s, a time of bristling racial tensions in the northern U.S., Reverend Adams was feeling burdened by the weight of his pastoral duties. He loved Toronto "as a city of high intellect and high culture" and he wanted "to be where I could be stimulated, but not called upon [as a pastor]. Chancing upon Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in mid-town Toronto, he found himself in a "gorgeous, gorgeous church and wonderful music and great, great preaching" by Reverend GLADSTONE.
Rev. Adams always sat in a back pew because he didn't want to be conspicuous, although as a black man in those white-bread days that was a slim hope. "I just wanted to receive the word and it was preached with such clarity and such classical greatness that I would go many times to fulfill my spiritual cup and recharge my batteries," he said this week. "Dr. GLADSTONE stimulated me intellectually and spiritually as a man who was morally committed to what he was doing and what he was about."
John Norris GLADSTONE was born in 1921 in London, the second of three children of a Baptist minister and his wife. He grew up in Suffolk in the east of England, playing goal in soccer and developing a life-long passion for the Arsenal football club of London. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force when the Second World War broke out, hoping to become a pilot. Because he was myopic in one eye, he failed the eyesight test and was assigned instead to the "codes-and-ciphers" detachment. That is probably how he survived the war, commented his son Peter GLADSTONE, a Toronto cardiologist, pointing out that his father had served in Iceland and was part of the Normandy landing in June, 1944, before being sent to Australia to help defend against a feared expansion of the war in Asia.
After peace came, Reverend GLADSTONE attended Manchester Baptist College. He graduated and was ordained in 1950, the same year he married Joyce AUSTIN. In the early years of their marriage and his ministry they served in churches in Caversham, Plymouth and Bromley and had their two children, Peter and Judith. Leonard GRIFFITH, long-time minister at St. Paul's Anglican Church and another legendary Toronto preacher, met Reverend GLADSTONE in 1960 when he moved to England to serve as minister in an Anglican church in the East End of London.
The two families both lived in Bromley, an awkward commute to Rev. GRIFFITH's church. One Sunday night, feeling exhausted from preaching both a morning and an evening sermon at City Temple, Rev. GRIFFITH arrived at Bromley Station, praying for a bus to take him the rest of the way home. Instead, as he told the celebrants at the memorial service for Reverend GRIFFITH on Sunday, he found "an angel on the platform, wearing a clerical collar," with a car waiting outside.
Later, Reverend GRIFFITH invited his friend to preach at a week-day noon service at City Temple. "Here was a pulpit virtuoso who approached the preaching task with the preparation and dedication of a violinist approaching a concerto," Reverend GRIFFITH said in his tribute. "His sermon gripped me because it had something to say. It was well structured, richly illustrated, appealing to my heart as well as my mind. He had obviously written a full manuscript, but there was no sign of it, because he looked directly into the faces of his congregation and preached with an eloquence that flowed from his finger tips."
The GLADSTONE family immigrated to Canada in response to a call from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church early in 1965. He served the congregation for 26 years, publishing four books of his collected sermons, contributing regularly to Moments of Meditation on CFRB radio and guest preaching in a wide variety of pulpits that included the Bill Graham Schools of Evangelism and the First Baptist Church in Washington, where he spent eight months as an interim minister after he officially retired from Yorkminster Park.
His evangelical prowess is celebrated in The John N. Gladstone Festival of Preaching at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, an annual professional-development event devoted to technique and sources.
Former cabinet minister Barbara MacDOUGALL, who grew up attending Sunday services in the church, described him as very caring and compassionate, but also realistic. "He understood the whole range of human emotion," she said. In commenting on his "seamless and very interesting sermons," she said Reverend GLADSTONE had an exceptional mind that he combined with a great faith and a formidable capacity to communicate. "He had a scholarly background so he was very knowledgeable and he also had a good sense of humour. I don't think any of his sermons passed without some humorous anecdote that would illustrate his point very well."
A tall, handsome man with a slight British accent, chalk-white hair and a twinkle in his eye, Reverend GLADSTONE's appearance and manner of dressing were as elegant as his speech. "We all have our vulnerabilities and maybe that was one of his, but it is not one that I regard as serious," Ms. MacDOUGALL said with a laugh. "If God gives you the gift of being good-looking, what are you waiting for?"
Anglican canon Reginald STACKHOUSE, referred to him as "one of the last pulpit giants" who not only attracted a larger attendance to his church, but held it for more than two decades. That's a considerable tribute, he said, to somebody who was preaching twice a Sunday in a time when the conventional wisdom decreed that sermons were out of date, preaching was an anachronism, and the church itself was in decline. "John GLADSTONE represented the reality, mainly that people still look for the spoken word and respond to it when it is done so well."
Rev. Adams concurred. "He was an amazing master of the English language with a very clear lyrical way of expressing himself," he said. As a preacher, Reverend GLADSTONE used examples and illustrations from literature, the Bible, current events and everyday life to make concrete connections with his congregation. "He was inspirational in his prayers," said Reverend STACKHOUSE. "He had a combination of elegant language and suppliant delivery. One did not get the impression that he was haranguing the Almighty; he was petitioning, but in a most elegant way."
Both his children considered him a "wonderful" father who loved them unconditionally. "We certainly weren't unconditionally good, but that didn't matter," said his daughter Judith MURRAY, a physiotherapist. "He had a terrific sense of humour," added his son Peter.
After 47 years of marriage, Reverend GLADSTONE's wife Joyce died in 1997, the same year he underwent a double bypass heart operation. Three years later, he suffered a couple of small strokes that affected his ability to organize his thoughts. When he found he could no longer preach extemporaneously to the high standards he had set himself, he stepped down from the pulpit and served the church in other ways.
His successor Reverend Peter HOLMES was "very gracious" about asking him to lead the congregation in prayer and to read the scripture during services, according to Ms. MURRAY. And her father was very gracious in return. "I never ask, but I always say yes," he told his daughter about Reverend HOLMES's invitations. He also devoted a lot of time to House of Compassion, an organization that serves the homeless, and to the Langham Trust, a foundation established for the education of clergy in the developing world.
His support of the Arsenal football club grew as time passed and in his retirement he devoted Saturday mornings to watching his favourite team on television. "He was an Arsenal fan to the end," said his son. "It was a big comfort to him" after his wife died, said his daughter, adding with a chuckle that her mother "wouldn't have allowed him to watch that much soccer."
Admitting that as a child it was sometimes hard to share her father with the rest of the congregation, Ms. MURRAY said that "as a kid you see that as a negative, but now I see it as a positive. My pastor said [after her father died] 'he pointed the way to heaven for a lot of people.' How could I not share somebody who was doing that?"
John Norris GLADSTONE was born in the Hammersmith area of London on October 6, 1921. He died of cancer after a long illness in Toronto on January 4. He was 83. He is survived by his son Peter and daughter Judith.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
WILKINSON, Dorothy (née GRIFFITH)
Mrs. Dorothy Anne WILKINSON, age 86, of Hillside Manor R.R.#5, Stratford, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, March 11, 2005. Born in Bexhill, England, daughter of the late Charles GRIFFITH and the former Beatrice HORSFALL. Dorothy grew up in Estevan, Saskatchewan, then, having married Ron, travelled the world. Beloved wife of the late Ronald John WILKINSON Lt. Col. (Ret.), who predeceased her on May 6, 2002. Loving mother of Judith Anne WILKINSON of San Francisco and Bruce WILKINSON and wife Darlene IRWIN of Stratford. Cherished grandmother of John WILKINSON of Waterloo. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7 on Wednesday, March 23 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Major Arthur CREIGHTON (Ret.) will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to a charity of one's choice through the funeral home (519) 271-7411.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-01 published
SMITH, Florence A. (1914-2005)
It is with sadness we announce her passing on Wednesday, June 29 at St. Michael's Hospital as a result of a stroke. Beloved sister of Louise, cousin of Gwen GRIFFITH of Burlington and godmother of Charlene (Bruce) JANZEN of Winnipeg. Born and raised in Saskatchewan. Retired from Exide Battery Co., Toronto. Resident since 1994 of Belmont House, Toronto. At Florence's request there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at a later date in Bethune, Saskatchewan. Thanks to the staff of Belmont House, 5 West for their care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, M5R 1R1. Arrangements by Morley Bedford Funeral Services.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
SMITH, Florence A. (1914-2005)
It is with sadness we announce her passing on Wednesday, June 29 at St. Michael's Hospital as a result of a stroke. Beloved sister of Louise, cousin of Gwen GRIFFITH of Burlington and godmother of Charlene (Bruce) JANZEN of Winnipeg. Born and raised in Saskatchewan. Retired from Exide Battery Co., Toronto. Resident since 1994 of Belmont House, Toronto. At Florence's request there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at a later date in Bethune, Saskatchewan. Thanks to the staff of Belmont House, 5 West for their care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, M5R 1R1. Arrangements by Morley Bedford Funeral Services.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-11 published
GRIFFITH, Josephine "Jo"
Died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, Ontario, on Thursday, October 6, 2005 in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Andy GRIFFITH of Bracebridge. Loving mother of Christopher SEXTON (Wendy DANIELS) of Toronto, Jennifer SEXTON (Andrew BEVAN) of Ottawa and the late Timothy SEXTON; also her expanded family James and John GRIFFITH and Jennifer HIRD (Kirk) all of Toronto. Grandmother to Jack, Gillian, Lindsay and Ryan. Sister of Doug SMITH (Phyllis) of Manitoulin Island. Friends will be received at the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service of remembrance will be held at Saint Thomas' Anglican Church in Bracebridge on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. As your expression of sympathy, memorial gifts to The Cellar Singers Jo Griffith Bursary Fund would be appreciated.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-28 published
GRIFFITH, Margarete " Rita" Ester
On Thursday, October 20, 2005 while travelling in Urumqi, China. Rita GRIFFITH, beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Simon, and Natasha Griffith SINGER, and mother-in-law of Aubrey SINGER. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 or Ontario Lung Association, 416-864-9911.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-17 published
YOLTON, John William
Has died in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He was in his 83rd year. He and his wife, Jean (nee SEBASTIAN) were married in 1945. His heirs are his wife and two daughters: Karin (Mrs. Bryant GRIFFITH,) and Pamela H. SMITH. Burial service was private.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-06 published
GRIFFITH, Rachile (LIALIA)
Beloved wife of Julius GRIFFITH (deceased,) mother of David, Lorne and Andrew, grandmother to Alex and Roxanne. Deceased December 1st, 2005 in her home in Toronto, aged 88. In lieu of flowers please give a donation in her memory either to your favourite charity or to the Michael Baker Chair Toronto General and Western Hospitals Foundation, Attention: Tennys Hanson, Rm 1S-419, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 109 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-31 published
PATERSON, G.R. "Pat," P.H.D.
The death of G.R. "Pat" PATERSON, P.H.D. occurred on Thursday, December 29th, 2005 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario. Dr. PATERSON was Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. He was also the first Executive Director of the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. He was born in Hamilton July 31st, 1919, the son of the late Peter (1960) and Ethel (1966) PATERSON. He leaves to mourn, his two sons, Andrew of Toronto and Charles (Lucy) of Barrie, and his grand_son, Daniel. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Ida (GRIFFITH) (2001) and his brother Bruce (1955.) He is also survived by his sister, Yvonne (Mrs. Harold CROMWELL, Brantford) and by a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Anglican Church (Collier St.) in Barrie, arrangements pending. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Simcoe County Unit, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Trinity Anglican Church in Barrie through the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home 152 Bradford St. in Barrie, Ontario L4N 3B5. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at patpaterson@funeralhome.on.ca

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
ROMBERG, Joyce
On January 30, 2005. Joyce, beloved wife of the late Issy (Chuck). Dear mother of Evan and Sari ROMBERG, and Liana and Michael GITLIN. Cherished grandmother of Corey and Jesse, and Jordyn and Jamie. Sister to Barbara and Bill GRIFFITH. Sister-in-law to Mia ARONOVITCH. Predeceased by brother Michael. Joyce will be missed by her cousins and Friends. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Dawes Road Cemetery, Anshie Kieltz section at 1: 00 p.m. Shiva will be observed at 118 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 905-709-4899 would be appreciated.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
IVANCO, Helen
Unexpectedly at Lakeridge Health Corp.-Oshawa, on Saturday, February 19, 2005. Beloved wire of the late Jan "John" IVANCO. Cherished mother of John Jr. and his wife Gail of Oshawa, Anne STOLARIK and her husband Mark of Ottawa, and Michael and his wife Marjory of Oakville. Beloved baba (grandmother) of Kathryn BANNER and her husband David, David IVANCO and his wife Maryrose, Andrej STOLARIK, Matthew STOLARIK, Mikaela IVANCO, John IVANCO, and step-baba of Linda PHILLIPS and her husband Jeff and their son Graham, Erica HIEMSTRA and her husband Ian GRIFFITH and Roger James HIEMSTRA. Dear sister of Maria SEDLAROVA of Slovakia and fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews in Slovakia. Donations to the University of Ottawa, Jan and Helen Ivanco Memorial Scholarship Fund, 190 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario. K1N 6N5 would be appreciated. Resting at The Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711), with Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Mary's Slovak Catholic Church, 464 Ritson Road South, Oshawa, on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Prayers in the Chapel 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
BAIRD, Patricia Ann (née ROBBINS)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2005, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Harold Wilson BAIRD. Daughter of the late John and Mabel ROBBINS. Cherished mother of Joan Baird DEMOE, Maureen LABARRE, Daniel BAIRD (Nancy), Carol DEMOE, John BAIRD (Janice,) Kathy WEBB (Ernie,) Elizabeth BAIRD (David CLARK.) Predeceased by sons-in-law Ron DEMOE, Marcel LABARRE, Irie DEMOE and daughter-in-law Katie BAIRD. Beloved sister of Alix GRIFFITH, Kay ROGERS, Bernadette SULLIVAN, Bernice TAILOR/TAYLOR, Joan HAYDEN, and the late Sheila ELLENSON and John ROBBINS. Devoted grandmother of 33, great-grandmother of 55 and great-great-grandmother of 4. Beloved sister-in-law of Norma CLARK, Audrey LEWIS and Rita BAIRD. Devoted best friend of Bernice FISHER. Friends may call at the Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, March 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church (91 Ribblesdale Dr., Whitby) on Monday, March 21 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Patricia will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all those whose lives she touched. Patricia's love for life is an inspiration to all who are privileged to love her. Special thanks to nurses Heather, Kathy and doctors at the Whitby Home Dialysis Centre, caregiver Julie and home nurse Todd. In memory of Patricia, donations may be made to the Lakeridge Health - Whitby Dialysis Unit.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
WILKINSON, Dorothy (née GRIFFITH)
Mrs. Dorothy Anne WILKINSON, age 86, of Hillside Manor, R.R.#5, Stratford, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, March 11, 2005. Born in Bexhill, England, daughter of the late Charles GRIFFITH and the former Beatrice HORSFALL. Dorothy grew up in Estevan, Saskatchewan then, having married Ron, travelled the world. Beloved wife of the late Ronald John WILKINSON Lt. Col. (Ret.) who predeceased her on May 6, 2002. Loving mother of Judith Anne WILKINSON of San Francisco and Bruce WILKINSON and wife Darlene Irwin of Stratford. Cherished grandmother of John WILKINSON of Waterloo. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7 on Wednesday, March 23 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Major Arthur CREIGHTON (Ret.) will officiate. Asexpressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to a charity of one's choice through the funeral home, 519-271-7411.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
LIA, Carlo
Peacefully passed away at Bowmanville Hospital on June 12, 2005 with his family by his side. Carlo will now be joining his late wife Melda and will be sadly missed by his children Tony and his wife Karen LIA, Joanne and her husband Tony PAZOS, Liz and her husband Benj GRIFFITH, and Brian LIA. Proud grandfather to Lacrisha and Jennifer LIA, Cruz PAZOS, and Raven GRIFFITH. Brother to Jane and Ed SCHEMBRI and Angie and her late husband John SCHEMBRI and Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends wil be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W. (one block east of Runnymede Rd.) Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be confirmed, please contact funeral home at 416-767-1176. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
GRIFFITH, Cecil Lloyd (1914-2005)
World War 2 Veteran with The Caribbean Regiment. Cecil passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on July 1, 2005 at the age of 91. Dear husband of Ellen JOHNSTON. Cecil is survived by nine children: George, Anne, Steve, Phyllis, Madeline, Sharon, Margot, Marcia and Nigel, 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a sister Olive VASQUEZ. Cecil was born in Belize and worked as a Clerk for the Public Works Department for many years. After retiring in 1970 he moved to Canada with his family, but kept in touch with Friends and relatives in Belize. He will be sadly missed by family and Friends. Friends may call at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000 on Thursday, July 7, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
McGEACHIE, Jack
Passed away peacefully, on Monday, July 18, 2005 in Victoria, British Colombia. Jack McGEACHIE at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Helen McGEACHIE (née COOK.) Loving father of Paul McGEACHIE of Victoria, British Columbia, John McGEACHIE of White Rock, British Columbia and Heather and her husband Hal GRIFFITH of Guelph, Ontario. Much loved grandpa of Meredith, Jed, Amanda and Mallory. Remembered by his sister Mona of Toronto. Predeceased by his brother Jim McGEACHIE. Jack will be greatly missed by Diane McGEACHIE. Cremation has taken place. A private Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton, 905-878-2669.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
GRIFFITH, Milton L.
Peacefully at North York General Hospital, Toronto on Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, Milt, in his 79th year. Loving companion of Betsy BURK/BURKE. Dear brother of Doreen, George and Arthur. A celebration of Milt's life will be held on Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 (40 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton). Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home, Brampton Chapel 905-451-2124.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-28 published
GRIFFITH, Margarete " Rita" Ester
On Thursday, October 20, 2005 while travelling in Urumqi, China. Rita GRIFFITH, beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Simon, and Natasha Griffith SINGER, and mother-in-law of Aubrey SINGER. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 or Ontario Lung Association 416-864-9911.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
GRIFFITH, Patrick Joseph
Born March 13, 1922 in Kilkenny, Ireland; died peacefully Friday, November 11, 2005. Devoted husband of Johanna (O'SHAY/SHEA) for 56 years. Loving father of Marie. Cherished grandfather of John (Kate), Siobhan, and Kevin; and great-grandfather of Claire Emily. Proudly served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2, longtime employee of Massey-Ferguson, and a member of the Board of Directors of Fort York Community Credit Union. He was a handyman, a great storyteller, and a gentle gardener. He was a generous friend and neighbour to all. He will be dearly missed. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede), Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 1701 Bloor St. West (just east of Keele).

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
WILLIAMS, Rita June (née RUTHERFORD)
After a short illness at the Etobicoke General Hospital, on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. Rita WILLIAMS (née RUTHERFORD) wife of the late George WILLIAMS. Dear mother of Al and his wife Mary, Dave and his wife Donna, John and his wife Sue, June LAYE, Don and his wife Liette and Betty GRIFFITH. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Christ Church Anglican, 8045 Islington Ave., Woodbridge at 2 p.m. The family will receive their Friends in the church from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment of cremated remains Christ Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Christ Church Fabric Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
GRIFFITH, Rachile (LIALIA)
Beloved wife of Julius GRIFFITH (deceased,) mother of David, Lorne and Andrew, grandmother to Alex and Roxanne. Deceased December 1st, 2005 in her home in Toronto, aged 88. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation in her memory either to your favourite charity or to the Michael Baker Chair Toronto General and Western Hospitals Foundation, Attention: Tennys Hanson, Rm 1S-419, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 109 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-14 published
LONG, Hettie M. (née TOWNSEND)
Peacefully on December 13, 2005 at the Extendicare Nursing Home, Brampton in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Harold for more than 65 years. Devoted mother of Bob (Angela), the Reverend David (Arlene), John (Kelly) and Wendy (Dr. Robin DAVIES.) Grandmother of Michael (Jen), Deborah (Al), Tobi (Mike), Paul (Gen), Greg, Ben, Alexandra and Weston. Great-grandmother of Cassie, Amanda, Rachel and Cary. Loving aunt of Pat (Harold YOUNG) and Kathy (Bob GRIFFITH,) great-aunt of Christopher and Andrew. Predeceased by her parents Robert TOWNSEND and Geraldine (née KING- PARKS,) her sister Kay (Walter GRAY/GREY,) infant brother Bobby, Bill and her aunt Bertha. Faithful member of Christ Church (Anglican) since 1940, parish secretary for 20 years. Volunteer at Peel Memorial Hospital for 30 years. Her affection, sense of humour, her sweet smile, generosity and indomitable spirit are her gifts to all who knew her. An exceptional wife, mother and friend. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff of the Extendicare Nursing Home, who provided almost two years of compassionate care. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main St. S. (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2005. Het's funeral service will be held at Christ Church (4 Elizabeth St. N, Brampton) on Saturday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to hettie.long@wardfh.com

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