HANSFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
VENTNOR, Donald W.
Peacefully at home on Friday, December 16, 2005 at the age of 57 years. Donald W. VENTNOR passed away with his family by his side. Beloved husband and best friend to Brenda. Dear father of Derek, Jeremy and his wife Kelly, Aaron and his friend Lisa all of Tillsonburg. Wonderful grandfather of Brooke and Ryan. Dear brother of Thelma (Bradley) Jay, Hazel (Barry) WAREHAM and Norman all of Manitoba, Raymond (Gloria) of Alberta, Glen (Linda) of Kamloops, British Columbia. Loving son-in-law of Clifford (Pete) and Agnes BENNETT of Ingersoll. Brother-in-law to Lynda (Rick) HANSFORD, Cindy SUTHERLAND, Brad (Marg) BENNETT. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Dorothy (1979), Reginald (1981), and nephew Ronald Jay (1989), brother-in-law Gordon SUTHERLAND (1999.) Family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Sunday, December 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service for Don will be held on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Margaret MURRAY of Avondale-Zion United Church officiating. Interment to take place at Tillsonburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque only) to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be made to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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HANSFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-25 published
Elizabeth LEFORT, Artist (1914-2005)
'Canada's artist in wool' who learned at her mother's knee turned Acadian rug hooking into an art form
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Page S9
Halifax -- As a young girl she watched her mother make hooked rugs in the barn of their Acadian home on Cape Breton Island, which were sold to supplement the family's income. Captivated by the craft, she soon worked alongside her mother and began to show an unusual talent. But instead of making only the floral patterns like the rest of the rug hookers in the community, she created more complicated works of landscapes and portraits. Eventually her work earned her the nickname of "Canada's artist in wool."
Over the years, Elizabeth LEFORT produced more than 300 tapestries that now hang in galleries around the world. In 1957, she travelled to the White House to present U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with a portrait in wool. It was the first large portrait she had done. Years later, when asked what it was like to visit the presidential residence she replied: "It was just a house like any other one."
In 1959, a visit to Canada by the Queen inspired Ms. LEFORT to create another portrait. Measuring 68.5 centimetres by 84, the Queen's portrait featured 50 different shades of colour, for which she dyed all her own wool. When she presented the portrait to the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 1959, Ms. LEFORT told her that the portrait represented 11 days of work. The Queen replied: "Eleven days of work, but no doubt a lifetime of experience." By accounts, the portrait stills hangs in the palace.
Ms. LEFORT worked in the Cheticamp style of rug hooking which uses a hook to pull loops of dyed wool through a burlap sheet suspended in a frame. Experienced rug hookers can pull the wool through the burlap at great speeds, keeping the length of each loop approximately the same. During her heyday, Mrs. LEFORT, like other experienced rug hookers, clocked at 55 loops per minute, 3,300 in an hour and 26,400 in an eight-hour day.
A devout Catholic, Ms. LEFORT hooked many religious tapestries including The Last Supper, which measures 2.5 metres by one metre and features 154 colours. Her only hooked tapestry hanging in her Margaree Harbour home showed the infant Jesus. It was her favourite piece and was displayed prominently in her living room.
In 1959, Ms. LEFORT hooked a portrait of Pope John [[XXIII]], which was exhibited at the Vatican. Ten years later, she presented Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau with his portrait in Halifax at the start of the Canada Summer Games.
When asked which portrait she liked best of all the famous people she had depicted, she pointed to Ann Terry MacLellan, a popular Cape Breton radio and television personality. "She was hard to impress," said Reverend Daniel Doucet, who is writing Ms. LEFORT's biography.
Born on Cape Breton, Ms. LEFORT was the youngest in a family of 12 children. At 12, she left school to stay home to help her parents Placide and Evangeline manage the home. Although she had hooked from an early age, it was not until she was in her mid-20s when she realized her talent was a gift. "At that moment, God took charge of me and I knew I could do it," she recently told Father Doucet.
"She never doubted herself afterwards," he said.
That moment coincided with her decision to move away from simple floral designs in which she would use four or five different colours. In their place, she tried a complicated English country scene that required a great many colours, including dozens of shades of brown.
"She had a tremendous sense of who she was," Father Doucet said. "She was very matter-of-fact about everything. There was no fuss, no bother. She had a gift and that was it."
Aside from doing a bit of house-cleaning work outside the family home, she spent most of her time hooking and helping out at home until she met the man who would later become her husband. "She probably would have died there if her husband hadn't come along and swept her away," Father Doucet said.
Ms. LEFORT met Walter Kenneth HANSFORD in the early 1950s. Originally from Toronto, Mr. HANSFORD bought a piece of land in Margaree Harbour and became a pivotal influence in her life. He immediately recognized her talent and bought all the pieces she created. In 1951, Mr. HANSFORD built a craft-and-souvenir store in the community, which he called "PaulPix Shop" and hired Ms. LEFORT, who at the time spoke little English, to demonstrate her rug-hooking method. The store also became an outlet for selling her hooking and before long he had a gallery built where she could exhibit her work.
In 1955, Mr. HANSFORD asked Ms. LEFORT if she could produce a portrait with her hook and wool. Until that point she had done only flowers and scenery. Her first attempt was a portrait of Mr. Eisenhower. After personally presenting the portrait to the president, Ms. LEFORT received a letter from Mr. Eisenhower. "I am keenly interested in the unusual effects that you are able to create through the medium of hand hooking in wool yarn," the president wrote.
For years, Mr. HANSFORD and Ms. LEFORT operated the gallery in Margaree Harbour during the summer months and spent their winters in Phoenix, Arizona., where she continued to hook. On the side, her husband was a talented photographer in his own right. An artistic and cultured man, he enjoyed listening to opera and surrounding himself with fine crafts. He spoke little French and died in 1987.
"They were an unlikely pair," Father Doucet said.
While she eventually learned English, Ms. LEFORT felt most comfortable speaking French throughout her life. Having left school at 12, Ms. LEFORT didn't continue her education and spent most of her time hooking.
In 1983, the Elizabeth Lefort Gallery opened at Trois Pignons, a cultural centre in Cheticamp, after La Société Saint-Pierre bought 15 of her best pieces. There are now 21 pieces hanging in the gallery. One of the most impressive is a tapestry she did in 1967 when Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary of Confederation. The 5.5-square-metre piece represents important events in Canadian history, including each prime minister from 1867 to 1967. It required 416 different shades of colour, about two million loops with the hook and seven months of her time from start to finish.
"Her pieces are very well known," said Lisette Cormier, executive director of Les Trois Pignons. "It [rug hooking] is so much a part of our Acadian history. It's so important to have her work stay in the community."
In 1986, Ms. LEFORT was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for having adapted Acadian rug hooking into an art form and, in the process, having contributed to the preservation of Acadian culture and heritage.
"All the awards she won were not that important," said her friend Charles Roach. "To her, the Order of Canada was no big deal." Instead, she believed that everyone who volunteered in their community should receive the award.
In the last years of her life, Mrs. LEFORT lived in Margaree Harbour with her sister, whom she cared for until she died. This spring, Ms. LEFORT suffered a stroke but was still able to live in her small bungalow and continue to hook.
Elizabeth LEFORT was born on July 17, 1914, in Point Cross, Nova Scotia She died in nearby Cheticamp on October 10, 2005.
She was 101, and the last of her immediate family. Predeceased by her husband and by her many siblings, she is survived by one step-daughter, and by many nephews and nieces.

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HANSFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
READ, Patricia " Paddy Lou" (née WOODLEY)
Passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 9, 2005, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her loving husband Douglas Alexander READ. Mother of Randall and his wife Susan of Lindsay, Ontario, Nancy HANSFORD of Brampton, Ontario, and Ronald of Cottham, Ontario. Beloved grans of Rebecca SUTHERNS and her husband Tim, Michelle THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Chris, and Jamie. Beloved great-grans of Hannah, Claire, Genevieve and Jonah SUTHERNS. Beloved aunt of Paul, Vicky and Tom WOODLEY of Salem, Massachusetts. A celebration of Paddy Lou's life will be held at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, (north of Steeles Ave.) 905-456-8190) on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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HANSLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-30 published
HANSLER, Diane Louise (October 30, 1950-August 30, 2005)
In Loving Memory of Diane Louise HANSLER, only 53 years old. I suffered for you. I felt the pain - of knowing you would never be whole again. The cancer grew, resistant and strong, and the treatments took you a piece at a time. But, you stayed your course, brave and true. How you could, nobody knew. But the day did come, and I had feared that day When you could no longer keep death away. I miss you Love your big sister Darlene

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HANSLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
HOSIE, Grace Edythe (née RIX)
83, London Ontario passed away peacefully, Thursday December 1, 2005 at London Health Science Centre, Westminster Campus. Cherished wife of Douglas Murray HOSIE for 55 years. Leaves behind son, Paul Douglas HOSIE and wife Carrie, as well as her Grandsons Calvin and Kaleb of Newmarket, Ontario. Will be missed by her sister Bernice HANSLER of Guelph, Ontario and her brother Vivian RIX of Paisley, Ontario. Grace was 3rd child of George and Jean RIX. Grace faced death courageously, taking comfort in her Bible-based faith in a coming resurrection back to earth in a new world. (John 5: 28, 29) Memorial service is to be held, Saturday, December 10th, 2005 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 459 Second Street, London Ontario. 2 p.m. Gerald HENDERSON officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Watchtower" P.O. Box 4100, Georgetown, Ontario, L7G 4Y4. Many thanks to the nursing staff and the attending physicians of the Victoria Hospital for their competent, professional and tender care.

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HANSMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
FODOR, Katharina (SEIDL)
Passed away on February 3rd, 2005 at the age of 83. Loving wife for 58 years to Sandor FODOR. Predeceased by her parents Franz SEIDL of Vukovar and Katharina SEIDL (HANSMANN) of Tompojovci, Yugoslavia. Predeceased by her sisters Magdalena, Antonia, Elizabeth and brothers Jacob and Franz. Also predeceased by granddaughter Elizabeth. Loving sister to Anna and Maria and Germany. Loving mother to Antonia, Irene and (estranged) son Sandor Jr. Loving Oma (grandmother) to Anita, Heidi, Alex, Andrew (estranged), Cassie and Matthew. Loving ur Oma (great-grandmother) to Amanda, Dylan, Nicholas, Eric, Adam and Kyle. She will be sadly missed by all her relatives in Hungary, Germany and Australia. Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home (St. Clair Chapel), 646 St. Clair Ave. W. (west of Bathurst) on Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Service to be held Monday 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment York Cemetery.

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HANSON o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-08-17 published
LAUWEREYS, Mary (née SEYS)
Mary LAUWEREYS a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Monday, August 8, 2005 at London Health Science Centre "University Campus", in London, at the age of 88 years. She was born in Dover Township and was a daughter of the late Cyriel and Adronia DEMEULENARE) SEYS and resided in the area all of her life. Mary was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Wallaceburg. Life member of the C.W.L., a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Legion of Mary and was an avid Archer with the CBD Archery Club. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd LAUWEREYS (1990.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Maurice LAUWEREYS of Wallaceburg, Cyriel and Barbara LAUWEREYS of Wallaceburg, Robert and Sherry LAUWEREYS of Nova Scotia, Albert and Lena LAUWEREYS of Tupperville, Margaret and Barry HANSON of Alberta, Veronica BISHOP of Windsor, Linda JACKSON of Wallaceburg, Janet and Barry CORNELIUS of Wallaceburg and Jeanne and Dick VANDENDOOL of Sombra. Sadly missed by 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Kind sister of Annie VAN DOMMELEN of Wallaceburg, Margaret COGGHE of Wallaceburg and Jean AARSSEN of Wallaceburg, Albert SEYS of Chatham and Joe SEYS of Ingersoll. Predeceased by a brother Emiel and her sisters Madeline, Bertha, Veronica and Clara. The late Mary LAUWEREYS rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg until Thursday, August 11, 2005 when the funeral mass was celebrated from Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Wallaceburg at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, Celebrant. The Pall was placed on the casket by her children. The Pall Bearers were Mike VANDENDOOL, Jay VANDENDOOL, Kevin VANDENDOOL, Eric LAUWEREYS, Mark CLARK and Chad CORNELIUS and the Flower Bearers were Pat TURNER, David COGGHE, John SEYS, Paul SEYS, Michael AARSSEN and John LAUWEREYS. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy donations to Right To Life may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Mary LAUWEREYS.

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HANSON o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-08-31 published
SHARPE, Ann E. (née TORR)
Ann E. SHARPE a long time resident of Port Lambton passed away Saturday, August 27, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance in Chatham at the age of 86. Mrs. SHARPE was born in Rotherham, England and was a daughter of the late George Edward and Harriett TORR. Beloved wife of the late Neville SHARPE (1998.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Jackie and the late Edwin (2000) DALGETY of Wallaceburg and Fred ROBINSON and the late Gillian (Jill) ROBINSON (1995.) Sadly missed by grandchildren Michael and Deb DALGETY of Dresden, Cathy and Clark LIND of Omaha, Nebraska, Sarah and Scott SEED of Chatham, Theresa and Jim HANSON of Garden Hills, Ontario, Brenda and Paul WESTFALL of Aylmer, Kenneth and Lori ROBINSON of Dresden, James ROBINSON of Chatham and 18 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother Alfred Edward and sisters Ethel and Margaret. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 from 6: 30-8:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Bob WHALLS, Officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Sydenham District Hospital may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Ann E. SHARPE.

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

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Audrey " Bobby" Joan (née ATKINSON)
Audrey (Bobby) Joan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (née ATKINSON) of Huddesfield, Yorks, England, formerly Flight Lieutenant A.J. Hanson (ex Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force), of London and Ottawa, Ontario, at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Friday March 18, 2005 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Group Captain Victor C.H. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Royal Canadian Air Force (ret.). Loving mother of the late Paul Robert HANSON and stepmother of the late Ian K.L. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and James and Marie UPTON of Waterloo. Will also be sadly missed by her four grandchildren, Amy, Libby, Nicole and Deryk and four great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London. A Celebration of Life will be held at Kensington Village Nursing Home on June 8, 2005 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1S4 or the Kensington Village Charitable Foundation, 1340 Huron Street, London, Ontario, N5V 3R3. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
BEATTIE, Ronald James
At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 1, 2005. Ronald James BEATTIE of Brownsville in his 74th year. Beloved husband to Dorothy (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) BEATTIE. Loving father to Larry BEATTIE and wife Tracy of Tillsonburg, Doug BEATTIE and wife Janet of Culloden, Ann NEWELL and husband Bill of Burnley, Deborah CLUETT and husband Larry of Tillsonburg, Karen CLUETT and husband Brian of Corinth, Richard BEATTIE of Corinth. Dear brother to Bob and wife Janet of Aylmer, Dave and wife Carol of Brownsville, Ken and wife Elaine of Lucan, Don and wife Mary of Corinth, Marilyn DUNN of Aylmer, Marjorie HANSON of Tillsonburg and Jean McILHARGEY and husband Joe of Lucan. Also survived by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Faye BEATTIE, a sister Janet BEATTIE and a brother John. Born in London on February 22, 1932 son of the late Joseph and Nellie (EARHART) BEATTIE. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 a 11: 00 am. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Brownsville Fire Department or the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
McKENZIE, Margaret
At Ottawa Civic Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2005. Margaret McKENZIE of Ottawa in her 88th year. Daughter of the late Angus and Annie (McKELLAR) McKENZIE. Dear sister of John (Mary Ellen) McKENZIE of East Williams Twp., Lillian McKENZIE of London and Donald R. McKENZIE of Adelaide Twp. Aunt of Brian (Barbara) McKENZIE, Leslie (Jeanette) McKENZIE and Gayle (Norman) FRISA. Also survived by 12 great nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Agnes HANSON. Funeral details incomplete. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy 519-245-1023 in charge or arrangments.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-30 published
McKENZIE, Margaret
At Ottawa Civic Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2005, Margaret McKENZIE of Ottawa in her 88th year. Daughter of the late Angus and Annie (McKELLAR) McKENZIE. Dear sister of John (Mary Ellen) McKENZIE of East Williams Twp., Lillian McKENZIE of London and Donald R. McKENZIE of Adelaide Twp. Aunt of Brian (Barbara) McKENZIE, Leslie (Jeanette) McKENZIE and Gayle (Norman) FRISA. Also survived by 12 great nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Agnes HANSON. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, July 1 from 12: 30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Reverend Doug MILES officiating. Interment in Arkona Cemetery. Donations to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ottawa Building Fund or Charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Margaret.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-04 published
LECONTE, Joan Elaine (JOHNSON)
Joan Elaine (JOHNSON) LECONTE, age 45, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on July 2, 2005 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 25 years to Ian, and loving mother of Jolene and Janessa. Dear daughter of Ollie and Shirley JOHNSON, and special sister of Karen McLEAN (Cameron.) Cherished daughter-in-law of Howard and Margaret LECONTE. Devoted aunt of Mark and Emily McLEAN, Chris (Tanya) and Jason (Marlene) LECONTE, Nathalie and Noelle LECONTE- GOOD, and Stephen, Jennifer and Sarah HANSON. Dear sister-in-law of Brian (Ann) LECONTE, and Jane (Bob) HANSON. Joan will also be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles and special Friends.
Joan was a graduate of L.C.C.V.I. and Lambton College and worked for several years at VanTuyl and Fairbank in Petrolia, before starting a 14 year career at Suncor Refinery. Joan was a longtime member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, and had been an active member of the Sarnia Figure Skating Club. The funeral service for Joan will take place on Wednesday July 6, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church 120 Russell St. S. Committal service to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Joan, may contact Smith Funeral Home (519) 542-5541 for a list of charities preferred by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-21 published
HANSON, Mary Lou
As it seems like forever, our beloved wife and mother, Mary Lou, passed away September 21st, 2002. We live our lives, never will forget the memories she left for us to cherish. The kindness, sense of humour, and the everlasting shrine of love. She flowered our heart and souls forever. Forgotten never, sadly missed and deeply loved by Husband: Bob, Sons: Robert and Jordan.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-13 published
DEISLEY, Eleanor (née HANSON)
It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Eleanor DEISLEY (née HANSON,) wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, at the age of 71. Survived by best friend and husband William (Bill) DEISLEY; 6 children, Ellen, Terry, Cindy DEISLEY (Tim,) David (Heather) all of London, Bill (Janet) of Ingersoll, and Jim (Denise) of Mount Brydges; 9 grandchildren, Penny, Darryl, Christina, Jason, Carson, Timothy, Melissa, Matthew, Tyler and Emily, and one great-grandchild Noah. Also survived by her sisters Mary MARTIN (Ted) of Oakville, and Beatrice BANKS (Jack) of Norwich. Beloved sister-in-law of Carol ROGERS and Joyce STRICKER (deceased.) Eleanor will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James DEISLEY, and by her sister Jean McCONNEL. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 14th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m., (visitation one hour prior), Rev. Janet HATT of St. Stephen's Memorial Anglican Church officiating. Cremation and interment of ashes, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eleanor are asked to consider the St. Stephens Memorial Anglican Church Building Fund. Do not stand at my grave and weep Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. When you see the sunset fair, I am the scented evening air. I am the joy of a task well done. I am the glow of the setting sun. I am the song that will never end. I am the love of family and friend. I am the child who has come to rest. In the arms of the Father who knows her best. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there I did not die.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
CHASE, Florence E. (TREMAINE)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Monday, October 24th, 2005, Mrs. Florence E. (TREMAINE) CHASE of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Gerald. Loving mother of Ronald and his wife Valerie of Parry Sound, Jan HERON and her husband Jack of Penetang, and Richard (Dick) and his wife Pamyla of Toronto. Dear Nana to Kellie, Tyler, Alison and Kristy, and Great Nana to Allie, Will and Julia, Sophie and Connor. Also survived by her sisters Mary YATES, Margaret BADEAU (Rhael), Doris EATMON (Raymond) and Juanita HANSON (Lloyd.) Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private family interment of ashes will take place in New Brunswick at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Florence are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-07 published
CHRISTO, Douglas Allan " Nip"
Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday November 4, 2005, Douglas Allan (Nip) CHRISTO of Otterville in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Elsie (WILLETT.) Loving father of Donna and husband Tim PERHACS of Thorndale, Marlene and husband Chris HAGGITH of Brockville. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jeremy MURRAY and wife Samantha of Saint Mary's, Paul MURRAY of Otterville, Kelley NUTBROWN and husband Jon of Calgary, Kristen, Andrew and David HAGGITH of Brockville. Dear brother of Russell CHRISTO, Shirley CORNISH and Connie JOHNSON, all of Tillsonburg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Cecil, Glenn and Bill, sisters Kathleen BOUGHNER, Stella HANSON and Edna ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Nip's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday November 8th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Chris HAGGITH officiating. Interment Otterville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-07 published
CLARKE, Marvyn " Marv" C.
At Woodstock General Hospital on November 4, 2005, Marvyn "Marv" C. CLARKE of Woodstock in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Edith K. CLARKE (née PICK) for over 45 years. Dear father of Jim and his wife Nicola of Ingersoll and Janice KERSTEN and her husband Blair of Tillsonburg. Loved grandfather of Toni, Meredith and Georgia. Dear brother of Gene and his wife Cathy of Smith Falls, Tom and his wife Gail of London and brother-in-law of Doris SWANCE, Hazel GRAHAM, Nora HANSON all of Ingersoll, Alan PICK and his wife Carol of Tillsonburg and Vera WAUD and her husband Jack of Woodstock. Marv retired from Standard Tube in 1998 where he worked for over 35 years. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock 539-0004 on Monday November 7, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday after 10: 00 a.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Andrew KOWALCZYK, C.S.M.A. officiating. Interment in the Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Parish prayers will be held Monday evening at the funeral home at 6: 30 p.m. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-12 published
PENFOUND, Mildred W. (HANSON)
At Chelsey Park Retirement Community on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 Mildred W. (HANSON) PENFOUND of London in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Edgar PENFOUND (1987.) Predeceased by her son Gerald E. PENFOUND (1994,) her sisters Berniece LAKE (1986,) Lillian WILLIAMSON (1990,) Ruth LANKIN (1991) and her brother Ronald HANSON (2002.) Loved by her grandchildren Christine WALKER and her husband Mark of London, Kevin PENFOUND and his wife Cathy of Mount Brydges, Jamie PENFOUND and his wife Jean of Chicago, Illinois, Angela PENFOUND and her husband Paul WILSON of Mississauga, Teri PENFOUND and her husband Jim SLIFKAS of Ajax. Also loved by her 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Dear aunt of Robert WILLIAMSON and his wife Madeline of London and several other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, November 14th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Lorenzo RAMIREZ of Empress United Church officiating. Enurnment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-29 published
HICKEY, Leona (VALAD)
Suddenly at Clinton Public Hospital on Monday November 28, 2005. Leona (VALAD) Hickey of R.R.#3 Auburn in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph HICKEY. Dear mother of Marian (Frank) HALLAHAN of Blyth, Bob (Brenda) HICKEY of Innisville, Connie (Paul) BLACK of R.R.#7 Lucknow, Jim (Teresa) HICKEY of R.R.#3 Auburn, John (Judy) HICKEY of R.R.#6 Goderich, Joanne RIEHL of Seaforth, George (Sylke) HICKEY of R.R.#4 Goderich, Phyllis (Rob) HANSON of Thorndale and Michael (Jo) HICKEY of London. Loving grandmother of 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Marjorie LEDDY of Barrie, brothers Mervin of Chepstow, Ken of Barrie and John of Walkerton. Also predeceased by sisters Gladys, Jean, Bernice and Irene. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Goderich on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Interment St. Augustine Cemetery. Donations to Blyth Fire Department or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. Parish prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
VALE, Gladys M. (née LECRAS)
At her residence on Friday, December 16, 2005. Gladys M. (nee LECRAS) VALE of Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock and formerly of Light Street, Woodstock in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward John VALE (1982.) Dear mother of Marjorie NEILL and her husband Bruce of Woodstock and mother-in-law of Bernice STUBBS and her husband John of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Kevin NEILL and his wife Jennie, Jerry NEILL and his fiancee Donna WILLIAMS, Tim NEILL and his wife Sherri, Cindy WESLEY, Sharon McMULLIN and her husband Ron, Lori HUSK and her husband Harvey, Dianne CHAPMAN and her husband Mark, Kelly OSBORNE and her friend Aaron, Rick VALE and his wife Sue, David VALE and his friend Laura and will be remembered by her many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Irene STANLEY of Woodstock and sister-in-law of Audrey GREEN and Eleanor HANSON. Predeceased by her son Robert E. VALE (1988,) her great-granddaughter Dawn-Marie WESLEY, her brother Walter LECRAS, and by her sister Doris MOYER. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woostock, 539-0004 on Sunday December 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m, where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00. Interment later in the Anglincan Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-05 published
McKENZIE, Margaret
At Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Sunday, June 26, 2005, Margaret McKENZIE of Ottawa, in her 88th year. Daughter of the late Angus and Annie (McKELLAR) McKENZIE. Dear sister of John (Mary Ellen) McKENZIE of East Williams Twp., Lillian McKENZIE of London, and Donald R. McKENZIE, of Adelaide Twp. Aunt of Brian (Barbara) McKENZIE, Leslie (Jeanette) McKENZIE, and Gayle (Norman) FRISA. Also survived by 12 great-nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Agnes HANSON. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Friday, July 1 from 12: 30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Reverend Doug MILES officiating. Interment in Arkona Cemetery. Donations to St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, Ottawa Building Fund, or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Margaret.

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HANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-12 published
McKENZIE, Margaret
At Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Sunday, June 26, 2005, Margaret McKENZIE of Ottawa, in her 88th year. Daughter of the late Angus and Annie (McKELLAR) McKENZIE. Dear sister of John (Mary Ellen) McKENZIE of East Williams Twp., Lillian McKENZIE of London, and Donald R. McKENZIE, of Adelaide Twp. Aunt of Brian (Barbara) McKENZIE, Leslie (Jeanette) McKENZIE, and Gayle (Norman) FRISA. Also survived by 12 great-nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Agnes HANSON. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Friday, July 1 from 12: 30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Reverend Doug MILES officiating. Interment in Arkona Cemetery. Donations to St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, Ottawa Building Fund, or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Margaret.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
GRANT, Gordon
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Gordon GRANT, in his 94th year, peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, January 15, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years and best friend, Betty Annan GRANT (July 23, 2004.) Dearly loved father of Susan and her husband Allan HANSON, and Nancy and her husband Gord BELLMORE. Adored grandfather of Tracey HANSON, Todd HANSON and his wife Sandi DEFELICE, Wendy and Kristy BELLMORE. Proud great grandfather of Sasha. He was truly a gentleman and will be forever remembered for his kindness, love and devotion to his family. He lived his life with integrity and with a wonderful sense of humour. His quick wit always brought laughter to those around him. He will be deeply missed. A loyal and dedicated administrator at the University of Toronto, he retired in 1976 af ter 42 years of service. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto (416-221-3404) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
KIDD, Elizabeth Dixon
On Sunday, January 30th, 2005, in Windsor after a wonderful life, Elizabeth Dixon KIDD passed away peacefully at age 92 surrounded by and held in the love of her family. Loving and devoted wife for nearly 50 years of the late Paul James Garland KIDD (1989.) Cherished and dear mother of Virginia (Robert COOPER) of Windsor and Ruth (the late Stanley WHITE/WHYTE, 2003) of Toronto. Much treasured Nana of Mary Catherine HANSON (Dan), Jon GATES (Joyce), Mary Beth WHITE/WHYTE (Marc ALLARD,) Amy and Emily WHITE/WHYTE. Loving great grandmother to Madilyn and Caitlyn GATES. Long standing member of Riverside Presbyterian Church and the May Court Club of Windsor. A woman of much grace and spirit, she will be sorely missed by all who loved her. With great gratitude to her kind caregivers who allowed her to remain in her home and keep watch over her beloved river. A celebration of her life will be held in Windsor in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Riverside Presbyterian Church.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Audrey "Bobby" Joan (formerly HANSON, née ATKINSON)
Of Huddesfield, Yorks, England, formerly Flight Lieutenant A.J. HANSON (ex Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force,) of London and Ottawa, Ontario, at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Friday, March 18, 2005 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Group Captain Victor C.H. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Royal Canadian Air Force (ret). Loving mother of the late Paul Robert HANSON and stepmother of the late Ian K.L. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and James and Marie UPTON of Waterloo. Will also be sadly missed by her four grandchildren, Amy, Libby, Nicole and Deryk and four great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London. A Celebration of Life will be held at Kensington Village Nursing Home on June 8, 2005 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, Ontario N6B 1S4, or the Kensington Village Charitable Foundation, 1340 Huron Street, London, Ontario N5V 3R3. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home (519) 452-3770.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
WINKELAAR, Florence Gloria (née HANSON) (1938-2005)
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creatures, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
Florence passed away peacefully at the Rosedale Hospice in Calgary on April 20, 2005 at the age of sixty-seven. She was born in Three Hills, Alberta and moved to Drumheller at an early age. After completing her education in Drumheller, she married Ron and moved to Calgary where they raised a family of seven children. Florence was a kind and considerate person and never missed an opportunity to help or say a kind word to someone. She was always available for charity work and supportive of many worthy causes. Her courage and sense of humor, even during her failing health, was truly an inspiration to all who knew and lover her. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Ronnie and Arnold and sister Shirley BOUGHTON and is survived by sisters Joyce (Jim) KIRKEBY, Geraldine (Dennis) CLAUSEN and brother Gerald (Judy) HANSON. Florence will be sadly missed by her husband Ron, children, Michele RADICS (Chris BENCUN), Andrew, Gerry (Joelle), Peter, Joanne (Steve CRANWELL,) Matthew and Keith. Also left to mourn, her are brothers-in-law Jack (Iris) WINKELAAR and Robert BOUGHTON and many other relatives. Florence dearly loved and cherished her grandchildren Kendra, Lukas and Mikayla BENCUN, Jordan and Logan WINKELAAR and Liam CRANWELL. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Rosedale Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care of Florence during her illness. Also, many thanks to her physician Dr. Lansing. At Florence's request there will not be a formal Funeral Service, but a Celebration of her Life will be held by family and Friends. If Friends so desire, a memorial donation can be made directly to the Hospice Calgary Society (Rosedale Hospice), 920 - 7 A Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2M 3J3.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-26 published
HANSON, Donna A.
Member of the Order of the British Empire, suddenly and peacefully, at the Trillium Hospital, Mississauga, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Beloved wife of George S. HANSON, M.B.E. Loving mother of Peter (Lisa), and Penny (Larry); Dearest Grandmother of, James, Kelly, Kimberley, Sarah and Trevor. Devoted wife, loving mother and friend to so many, Donna's gentle love of life, people and art will be deeply missed. A private family service was held on August 24, 2005 at Saint John's Dixie Cemetery, followed by cremation. George looks forward to celebrating Donna's life with her many Friends at a future time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, 100 Queensway West, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 1B8, (905) 848-7575, www.trilliumhealthcentre.org/foundation

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
HANSON, Ruth (née COOK)
Passed away peacefully in her beloved Muskoka on October 1, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Nana Ruth will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, generations of nieces and nephews, and a multitude of Friends, both here and abroad. She had an infectious optimism and a zest for life that never faded. She touched the lives and hearts of so many and has left her mark on all of us. Our sincere appreciation to Kathleen POWELL and the Algonquin Health Services, and to the Canadian Red Cross Community Health Services for their ever- caring help and support. In keeping with her wishes a private cremation has taken place and a gathering of family and Friends will be arranged.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-25 published
GODARD, Hugh Phillips, PhD (October 19, 1914-November 10, 2005)
Hugh (91 years of age) passed away peacefully on November 10th. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by Carol, his wife and best friend of 14 years, son Scott, daughter-in-law Sharon, grandchildren Craig and Michelle, great grandchildren Madison and Cassidy, half sister Shirley, nephew Hugh REID, cousins Richard SHIER and Alison HANSON, Carol's family Judy and Ken REKRUTIAK and their sons, Don and Jan BRISTER, the Campbell family and many lifelong Friends. He was predeceased by wife Nina of 49 yrs, Dorothy CAMPBELL wife of a year and half brother Neil. Born in Montreal, Hugh moved to Vancouver in 1921. He graduated from University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. and M.Sc., Chemical Engineering in 1937. He earned a PhD in Industrial and Cellulose Chemistry at McGill University in 1941. Hugh served as Chief Chemist and Chief Explosives Inspector for the Canadian and United Kingdom Governments during World War 2. In 1945 Hugh joined Alcan in Kingston, Ontario as head of Aluminium Research progressing to Deputy Director of Research. After retiring in 1973 he remained active as an Independent Corrosion Consultant. A member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers from 1947 to 1983, he served as it's first North American President in 1959-60 and editor of its technical journal from 1973. Hugh was a pioneer in aluminium corrosion, authoring a book on this subject and receiving extensive recognition from peers around the globe. Hugh returned to the Vancouver area in 1987. He had a zest for life, adventure and travel. His career afforded him opportunities to travel the globe and establish Friends in many countries. He enjoyed relating these experiences to all of his family. We will especially remember Hugh for his great intellect and his lifelong love of learning, his generosity, compassion and wit. Memorial Services will be held November 28, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. in the Boal Chapel at 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver. His final resting place will be at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens in Kingston, Ontario. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to University of British Columbia Brain Research Center, 6253 N.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 2B5 (604) 822-0374.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-21 published
PARKE, C. Russell
Peacefully at Madonna Nursing Home, Ottawa on Monday, December 19, 2005, C. Russell PARKE in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Joan (née MURRAY.) Loving father of Bruce and his wife Gale HANSON of Ottawa and Jennifer LAPOINTE of Edmonton. Cherished Granddad of Karen, Alex, Carrie, Cindy and Mathieu. Also survived by three great grand_sons. Brother of Leonard, Norma, Thelma and Donald. Born in Montreal, 1922, Russell graduated with honours from McGill University as a Civil Engineer. A Decorated Canloan Veteran of World War 2. After a fulfilling career with Bell Canada, Russell enjoyed his retirement years golfing, skiing and summers at the family cottage at St-A'dolphe-d'Howard. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Thursday, December 22nd from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, December 23rd after 11: 30 a.m. until time of service in Chapel at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at the McGarry Family Reception Centre. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A public Memorial Service will be held in Ste. Agathe, Québec, Summer 2006 (to be announced). Condolences/donations/ tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
GRANT, Gordon
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Gordon GRANT, in his 94th year, peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, January 15, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years and best friend, Betty Annan GRANT (July 23, 2004.) Dearly loved father of Susan and her husband Allan HANSON, and Nancy and her husband Gord BELLMORE. Adored grandfather of Tracey HANSON, Todd HANSON and his wife Sandi DEFELICE, Wendy and Kristy BELLMORE. Proud great-grandfather of Sasha. He was truly a gentleman and will be forever remembered for his kindness, love and devotion to his family. He lived his life with integrity and with a wonderful sense of humour. His quick wit always brought laughter to those around him. He will be deeply missed. A loyal and dedicated administrator at the University of Toronto, he retired in 1976 after 42 years of service. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto (416-221-3404) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
HANSON, Edward
At the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Hees Wing on Monday, February 7th, 2005 in his 90th year. Ed, beloved husband of Marjorie. Dear father of Brian and his wife Lynn and Sandie and her husband Russ. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421), on Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-06 published
HANSON, Margret Elizabeth
Peacefully on Saturday, March 5th, 2005, at Princess Margaret Hospital after a brave battle with cancer. Margret will be sadly missed by her sons Michael and his wife Heather, Stephen and his wife Stephanie. She will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Matthew, Tyler, Megan, Allison and Michelle. She will also be fondly remembered by her sister Patricia RAYNHAM. Margret's memory will be in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews, family and Friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 7th from 7-9 p.m. at the "Trull North Toronto" Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, (416) 488-1101, located at 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence). A service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 8th at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
MEIGHAN, Lorraine Alice (née LEHOUX)
(Administrative Assistant, Mississauga - Brampton Children's Aid) Peacefully at home on Thursday, March 17, 2005 following a courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife and best friend of Alan. Dear mother of Danelle and her husband Craig PARKINSON, Shana and her fiance Chris GARNET, and Jordan. Lorraine will be sadly missed by her father Almanzor LEHOUX, brother Philip LEHOUX and his wife Glenda, her aunt Gabrielle HANSON, family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton from 9: 30 a.m. Monday until time of service at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 66A Main Street South, Brampton. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be deeply appreciated. Condolences may be sent to lorraine.meighan@wardfh.com.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
GREEN, Meril
On Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at Centenary Hospital. Meril, in her 93rd year, beloved wife of the late Joseph. Meril will be sadly missed by daughters Mavis MOULTON, Jamaica; Cinderella HANSON, New York; Evelyn GRUBER, New York; Esther GREEN- MARTIN dedicated son-in-law, Mr. Ronald HANSON; grandchildren Derrick, Fabian, Rohan, Charles, Orrett, Attika, Hadyia, Mrs. SOOKRA, Hasani, Omar; great-grandchildren Keshia, Courtney, Dana-Marie great-great-grandchild Amar SOOKRA; nephew Orlando HOLLOWAY nieces, and a host of other family and Friends mourn her loss. Friends and family may call at the Ferndale Baptist Church, 614 Brimley Road (south of Lawrence Avenue) on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of Service at 1 p.m. Interment Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, (416) 281-6800. If desired, donations to the Ferndale Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
HANSON, Kenneth St. Clair (1922-2005)
Peacefully, at North York General Hospital, with family by his side, Tuesday, May 17, 2005, after a short illness, in his eighty-second year. Loving father of Deborah and Stephen, forever remembered by granddaughters Sarah and Natalie. United with wife Jean Frances, mother Mae, father George, brother Edison, in-laws Anne and Stanley, sisters-in-law Dorothy and Norma, brothers-in-law Allan, Joe, Roy, and nephew Jamie. Warmly remembered by sisters-in-law Elizabeth, Barbara, Shirley, Margaret, Judith, Connie, Joan and Geri. Missed by brothers-in-law William, James, John, David, Henry, Jack and William Roy. Fondly remembered as "Uncle Ken" by all his nieces and nephews, especially Jennifer, Joey, Mark, Chris, Kurt, Peter, Karen and David Jr. Eternally grateful to the Wilsons for treating him as "our dear brother." Cremation followed by a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 11th, at 1 p.m., located at St. Peter's Cemetery, Ontario Street, in the city of Cobourg, Ontario. "I am wounded but I am not slain. I shall lay me down and bleed a while, Then I shall rise and fight again." In memory of Ken, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-17 published
McKERRACHER, Gloria Jean (née HANSON)
It is with deep regret that the family announces the passing of Gloria Jean McKERRACHER, R.N. (née HANSON) after a long illness on Monday, August 15th, 2005. Graduate school of Nursing Toronto General Hospital - 1951. Daughter of the late John HANSON and Mary Ellen HEADRICK of White Lake. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Carmen, David and his wife Georgina and Linda. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Amanda, Lesley, Ashley, Michael and Christopher. Survived by her brothers Jack HANSON of Arnprior and his wife Arlie and Barrie HANSON of White Lake and his wife Lorraine. Many thanks for the tender care provided by the medical and nursing staff at Kipling Acres Nursing Home. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends and visitors at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave. (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) on Thursday, August 18th between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 8 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, August 20th at 11 a.m. in White Lake United Church. Following the interment in White Lake Cemetery, a reception will be held at White Lake United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto M2P 2A9 would be appreciated.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
RILEY, Mary Elva (née SPRING)
Elva passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2005, in her 93rd year. Born in Toronto on May 17, 1913, she was the daughter of Tom and Addie SPRING, beloved wife of the late Robert Fredrick (Bert) RILEY, dear sister of the late Verna and Rufus ELLISON, loving mother of Barbara Gail and Bob HANSON, Nancy Joan and Larry WEBER, devoted grandmother of Andrea BARANCHUK, Peter and Kim BARANCHUK, Craig and Jane NOAKES, Kevin and Nicola NOAKES and great-grandmother of Angellica. She will be forever cherished in our memories. The family wishes to thank Dr. MacLENNAN, Dr. BAKER, Dr. NICHOLAS and the nursing staff of second floor east and west, Rouge Valley Ajax, for their outstanding dedication and care. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-21 published
IVENS, Donald Lloyd
Of South River. Suddenly in South River on Monday, December 19, 2005, in his 79th year. Donald IVENS, beloved husband of Jean IVENS of South River. Loving father of Doug IVENS (Pearl) of Toronto, Grant IVENS (JoAnn) of Stouffville and Diana IVENS of Picton. Cherished grandfather of Darren, Valery, Trevor, Laura and Alana. Dear brother of Bill IVENS (Isobel) of Bolsover and Cliff IVENS of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Margaret (HANSON) IVENS, sister Margaret, brothers Jack and Gordon. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and his many Friends in the area. The late Mr. Donald IVENS will rest at the Chalmers United Church, Ottawa Street, South River on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at the Chalmers United Church on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Brenda MacMAIN officiating. Cremation following the service. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the South River Food Bank would be sincerely appreciated by the family. The South River Lions Club will conduct a Service at the Church on Wednesday at 6: 00 p.m. The South River Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 390 will conduct a Service at the Church on Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Moore's Funeral Chapel, 9 Paget Street, Sundridge, (705) 384-5802.

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HANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-30 published
KYLE, Irene Marjatta (née HONKOLA)
Peacefully passed away, on Monday, December 26, 2005. Loving daughter of Charles and Amalia HONKOLA (Finland.) Proud mother to daughter Christine BOTEJUE- KYLE. Grandmother to Kevin and Shaun BOTEJUE. Mother-in-law to Sarath BOTEJUE. Fondly remembered by her sister, Mary HALME and great-niece, Karina HALME- HANSON. Predeceased by her loving nephew, Eric HALME (1992,) and husband Henry KYLE (1998.) Lovingly remembered by many cousins in Finland and Friends in Canada. A private service was held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, Toronto. Cremation. "May her soul rest in peace with the Angels above."

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HANSPIKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-19 published
HORAN, John Laverne
Passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, April 17, 2005, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of the late Isabel Gwendolyn TRACEY. Dear father of Paul and Fran HORAN, Dianne and Ed LAYCOCK, Barb and Dave MATSON, Terry and Shelley HORAN, Craig and Laura HORAN, Lori and Shannon HANSPIKER, and predeceased by Kevin HORAN. Lovngly remembered by his 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Eugene and Kathleen HORAN, and his brothers Leo and Donald HORAN. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston from 2: 30 - 5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 190 King Street S., Alliston on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Alliston, Ontario.

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HANSULD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
PERRY, Arthur Leslie
With his family by his side, on March 3, 2005, in his 77th year. Beloved father of Leslie Ann LAMARCHE (Normand), Carol Ann McCORMICK (Mark,) and Donald PERRY. Grandfather of Shaun LAMARCHE (Amanda,) Heather LAMARCHE, and Bill PERRY (Carli). Brother of Ken PERRY and family of Victoria, British Columbia and Ontario. Cousin of Joan HANSULD (Howard) and Enid MacDONALD (Nolan,) both of Collingwood and Florida. Will be greatly missed by Liz ARNOLD, his special friend and soulmate, and Alex SHEFCHUK, his lifelong friend. Arthur was a loving, caring man who took great pleasure in his many hobbies, such as gardening, reading, music, shell collecting and his computer. He enjoyed his winter months in Florida, especially Sanibel Island. He will also be missed by the many Friends he made in Florida. At Arthur's request, cremation has taken place, and he will be laid to rest in Florida. In Arthur's memory, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (416) 946-6560 and the Canadian Hearing Society (416) 928-2500 would be appreciated.

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HANTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
BRANDON, Rita Marie (née SHAY/SHEA)
Peacefully at home on Friday, May 20, 2005, in her 57th year, after a short battle with cancer, Rita left us with her family by her side. Dearly loved wife of Bob. Loving mother of Annette (Jeff) HANTON, Christine DUNNING, Rob and Natalie BRANDON. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Aaron, Laurie, David, Nadine and Christopher. Rita will be sadly missed by her mother Rita SHAY/SHEA and her brothers Mike (Carol) and Albert (Debbie) SHAY/SHEA, her in-laws Linda (Kim) CARR and Jean (Pat) KEHOE, and by all of her nieces and nephews. Honouring Rita's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering celebrating Rita's life will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 2: 30-5:30 p.m. at the Newcastle Funeral Home, 386 Mill St. S. (exit 440, just north of 401 at the lights, 1-877-987-3964). If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be made online through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com.

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