HOLMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-10 published
LEWIS, Shirley Wilhemeina (née OTTEWELL)
of R.R.#2 Tiverton, suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Sunday, May 8, 2005, in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Nelson. Dear mother of Brenda ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Scott LEWIS. Loved grandma of Chad and Tonya NIXON. Cherished sister of George and his wife Nancy OTTEWELL, Joan McRAE, Marj and her husband Ron HOLMAN, Eileen and her husband Jack KAY, Bob COULTER and Marlene and her husband Don GAUTREAU. Memorial donations to the Canadian cancer society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Private family arrangements entrusted to Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine (519) 396-2701.
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HOLMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-16 published
WINTERS, Howard Richard
Howard Richard WINTERS. (Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force 434 Squadron). Peacefully at home, on Thursday, January 13, 2005. Howard WINTERS, of Erin, in his 85th year. Devoted husband to Andrea (née MASTERS.) Loving father of Margaret ROBERTSON of London, Marilyn PHILBROOK of Oakville, and Kathryn WINTERS of Brampton. Treasured grandfather of Glenn HUNTER (predeceased.) Russell HUNTER (Juliette,) Sarah HOLMAN (Frank,) and Michael PHILBROOK. Magical great-grandfather of Zackary and Alia HUNTER. Dear brother of Weir WINTERS (Marie) of Erin. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 17th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Rene POMERLEAU officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to Erin Fire Department, or Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 344, Grand Valley, Ontario L0N 1G0, would be appreciate as expressions of sympathy. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday evening at 9 p.m.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
RICHARDS, Margaret Leotta (née HOLMAN)
Margaret Leotta a life-long resident of Blenheim passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at the McMaster Hospital in Hamilton. Born in Blenheim 92 years ago, daughter of the late Thomas HOLMAN and Rachel MARSHALL. She is predeceased by her husband Harry RICHARDS in 1984. Proud mother of three sons; Harry Jr. (1977,) Dr. Larry (2002) and Garry RICHARDS of Ottawa. Dear grandmother of nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mother-in-law of Rose and Margaret. Also predeceased by her sister Sadie MURRAY and brother Tom HOLMAN. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Canon Sharon McCORMICK officiating. Burial of the cremation urn will be in Blenheim Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Legion Freedom Library would be appreciated.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-19 published
HEBB, Katharine Keltie (HOLMAN) (1907-2005)
Passed away in Melville Gardens Halifax on January 17, 2005, at age 97. She was the loving mother to Dr. Alan (Louise), Burlington, Ontario; Willis (Nancy), Ottawa, Ontario; special grandmother of Elizabeth HEBB- TENNIER (Greg,) Derek (Denise) and Cameron (Kristina,) all of Burlington, Ontario, Katharine STUCK (Eric) and Heather, both of Ottawa, Ontario, Michael (Judith), Halifax. Known to her great-grandchildren as "G.G.", she will be missed by all of them: Diana, Alan, and Robin TENNIER (deceased;) Shannon, David and Christopher HEBB; Mathew, Spencer and Jack HEBB, all of Burlington, Ontario; Amy and Michael STUCK, both of Ottawa, Ontario; Oskar HEBB, Halifax. She is survived by her brother, Alan (Helen), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph "Rad"; sisters, Margaret, Gerda and Hilda brother, Harry. She had a special relationship with her daughters-in-law, Louise and Nancy, and all of her family and Friends. She was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, educated there, as well as at Edgehill School for Girls, Dalhousie University (B.A. 1927) and U. of T. (M.A. 1931) and she had lived in Halifax since 1933. She served a term as Dalhousie Alumni Representative on the Dalhousie Board of Governors, she was involved with Saint John Ambulance and for many years was a member of the Auxiliary of the Halifax Children's Hospital (IWK Health Centre.) She was vibrant, generous and caring. A service to celebrate her remarkable life will be held on Saturday, January 22, at 1 p.m. in Melville Gardens, 11 Ramsgate Lane, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be considered for the IWK Health Centre, 5850 University Ave.; Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 6136 Almond Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 1T8 or for a charity of your choice.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
BARRICK, Ishbel Mary (HOLMAN)
Raised in Toronto, the eldest of two, Ishbel spent many a summer at Wasaga Beach as well as winters in Collingwood. Through a chance meeting on a neighbourhood tennis court, she met Frank BARRICK, her husband-to-be. Following his air force service, Frank's career took them west to Winnipeg, Vancouver and finally they settled in Victoria where they built their own home in 1958.
Ishbel, or "Ish", her close Friends called her at times, was an avid camper, square-dancing belle, bowling champion, sewing wizard, and more. She was a sport fanatic - baseball, golf, football - but especially hockey - the Leafs could do no wrong! Ishbel was an optimist and an adventurer. There was nothing she wouldn't attempt except riding horses.
A mentor, listener and advice-giver only when asked, Ishbel was always firm but caring. Vivacious and joyful, she lived with the full colour palette and saw beauty everywhere. She was a voracious reader, geranium growing guru, crossword puzzle addict, bridge genius, homemaker extraordinaire, generous hostess and a stickler for being on time.
She cultivated Friends everywhere. She spent many happy hours at the Monterey Centre with the "ladies of the round table." But she also accumulated losses. She lost her brother, David HOLMAN, husband, Frank and many close relatives and Friends. Curious, open-minded and compassionate, Ishbel was engaged with world events and ideas until the past six months. She was born in Parkhill, Ontario, on June 30, 1919. September 14, 2005, our lives all changed with her death, but she did not depart. Ishbel still lives among us; she resides in our hearts.
Greatly missed by daughter Irene (PITT,) son Bruce (Diane,) grandchildren Bryan and Teresa PITT, and Michael BARRICK; the HOLMAN and BARRICK families of Ontario, cousins, nieces, nephews, Jody GRAINGER, Iain ROSE, Stuart PITT, many good Friends, and staff of Beacon Hill Villa.
Ishbel was an outstanding example of all that Friendship represents. Daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend, Grandmother, neighbour, and mentor - the list has no end!
If so desired, donations in Ishbel's honour may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 909 Fairfield Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 3A3 (250) 382-2043.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
WINTERS, Howard Richard
At his home, in Erin, in the loving arms of his family, Howard WINTERS passed away peacefully, in his 85th year, on January 13, 2005. Devoted and loving husband for 58 years to Andrea (nee MASTERS.) Exceptional, cherished and every little girl's dream of a father to Margaret ROBERTSON of London, Marilyn PHILBROOK of Oakville, and Kathryn WINTERS of Brampton. Treasured grandfather of Glenn HUNTER (predeceased,) Russell HUNTER (Juliette,) Sarah HOLMAN (Frank,) and Michael PHILBROOK. Magical great-grandfather of Zackary and Alia HUNTER. Dear brother of Weir WINTERS (Marie) of Erin. Howard was a veteran of World War 2 and a proud member of Royal Canadian Air Force 434 Squadron. He and his brother Weir, were the long-time owners of "Winters Garage" in Erin, and together donated land for the village cenotaph. He later owned a small engine sales and service business that included "Lawnboy", and as well was the high school custodian. He started Boy Scouts in Erin. Howard was a man of unshakable honesty, loyalty and hard work ethics. His deep love and dedication to his wife and family were paramount. Howard was a gentleman who taught by the way he lived his life. He lives on in this way and in the hearts of three generations. He was a special man; a trusted and respected business man. Special thanks to Dr. Duncan BULL, without whose exceptional dedication and care, Howard would not have been able to remain at home, Dr. Jeff McKINNON, Pat MILTHORPE, R.N., Dr. Norman GOLDBERG, the Masters family and Pastor René POMERLEAU. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 17th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor René POMERLEAU officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home Sunday evening at 9 p.m. If desired, donations to Erin Fire Department, or Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 344, Grand Valley, Ontario, L0N 1G0, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
LARDA, Peter
Peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 at his home in Mississauga. Peter, in his 86th year, loved husband of the late Marie-Jose. Loving father of Jean-Pierre and his wife Joseé of Georgetown and Jose and her husband Bradley HOLMAN of London. Proud and loving grandfather of Jean-Pierre Kenneth, Jennifer, Nicole, Tiffany and Sacha and great-grandfather of Brooklyn and Chloe. Dear brother of Mary MAROUTAEFF and the late John LARDA. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home (11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown), 905-877-3631 on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 19th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory, contributions to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
PURTON, Hilda (née HOLMAN)
Peacefully, at Wesburn Manor, on Friday, March 25, 2005, in her 93rd year. Dear mother of Barbara and her husband Ken DURIE. Loved grandma of Janet and Fred WILKINSON and Kevin and Christine DURIE. Special great-grandma to Andrew and Claire WILKINSON. Dear sister of the late Helena CUNNINGHAM, Caroline SCREEN and Fred HOLMAN. Special thanks to the staff of Wesburn Manor for their loving care and kind support. A family memorial has taken place. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Wesburn Manor, 400 The West Mall, Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 5S1. Arrangements under the direction of Turner and Porter Butler Chapel.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
MARTIN, May (McMURRAY)
Lovingly known as G.G. to her 9 great-grandchildren, passed away peacefully, of old age, on April 21, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Charles Frederick MARTIN. Loving mother of Charles Richard, and Edward Alan and his wife Janet. Predeceased by her daughters-in-law Mabel and Shirley. Loving grandmother to Charles' family of Judy (Chris) HOLMAN, David (Alison) MARTIN and Brent (Laura) MARTIN and to Edward's family of Cassandra (Tim) KASTELIC and Jason (Julie) MARTIN. Resting at Trull Funeral Home, 1111 Danforth Avenue, East York with visitation on Sunday, April 24th from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 1: 30 p.m. until service in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of 3B at Leisure World O'Connor Court for their tender care over the past 3 years.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
SPENCER, Evelyn Alberta (née HOLMAN)
Passed away at the age of 89 due to stroke and cardiac complications, April 30, 2005, 10: 45 p.m. at Burton Manor. Predeceased by loving husband Clifford Cole SPENCER, June 23, 1970. Beloved mother of Bill SPENCER, spouse Carol TRAINOR, and Beverley SPENCER, spouse Michael BRADFORD. Treasured grandmother of Cameron and Kevin SPENCER. All are welcome to attend a short service at 46 White Tail Cres., Brampton, Saturday, May 7, at 1: 30 p.m., followed by an informal reception until 5: 00 p.m. No flowers please. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, Brampton, (905) 451-1100.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-09 published
HOLMAN, Floyd
On Tuesday, June 7th, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke. Floyd of Mississauga, in his 69th year, loved husband of Nancy (née HARVEY) and loving father of Barry and his wife Annette, Dale and his wife Leslie and Tim and his wife Hilary all of Georgetown. Proud grandfather of Ryan (Lisa), Tabitha, Lindsey, Cory, Kelly, Lauren, Taylor and great-granddaughter Madison. Survived by his mother Mabel HOLMAN of Mississauga. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by many family members and Friends. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 11th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-16 published
HARRISON, Vivian Blanche (formerly SPENCER, née WHITE/WHYTE)
Peacefully at her home in Brampton, surrounded by her loving family, Blanche went home to be with the Lord. Predeceased by her husband William SPENCER (1977.) A loving and devoted mother, Blanche is survived by her children Karl, David (Loretta), Mel, Pauline (Hughie), Gerry (Rita), Reg (Jacquie), and daughter-in-law Nancy SPENCER. A loving and devoted grandmother, she will be sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren: Cindy, Deana, Karl, Jennifer, David, Ron, Alanna, Rhonda, Shane, Tamara, Cliff, Shawna, and Matthew; as well as her seven great-grandchildren. Blanche is predeceased by nine sisters and survived by one brother and three sisters. Born December 2, 1917 in Mansfield Point, Newfoundland, Blanche later moved to Corner Brook, Newfoundland where she met and married Bill SPENCER. They started their family in Corner Brook and then moved to Sydney, Nova Scotia, where they added three more children to their family. In 1948 they moved to Toronto and settled in; two more children completed their family. Blanche devoted her entire life to her Christian faith and her family. She will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters in Christ at the Peel Pentecostal Church, 8832 The Gore Road, Brampton, L6T 3Y7. Friends may call at the Peel Pentecostal Church, 8830 The Gore Road, Brampton on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service in the church on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment York Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Victorian Order of Nurses of Peel Region for their gentle and thoughtful home care Dr. MAIDA of William Osler Health Centre Etobicoke and special Nurse Nancy SPENCER and Diane HOLMAN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Peel Pentecostal Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Mum always said I'll meet you in heaven just over on the other side. Rest in peace Mum.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-21 published
BARRICK, Ishbel Mary (HOLMAN)
Raised in Toronto, the eldest of two, Ishbel spent many a summer at Wasaga Beach as well as winters in Collingwood. Through a chance meeting on a neighbourhood tennis court, she met Frank BARRICK, her husband-to-be. Following his air force service, Frank's career took them west to Winnipeg, Vancouver and finally they settled in Victoria where they built their own home in 1958. Ishbel, or "Ish", her close Friends called her at times, was an avid camper, square-dancing belle, bowling champion, sewing wizard, and more. She was a sport fanatic - baseball, golf, football - but especially hockey - the Leafs could do no wrong! Ishbel was an optimist and an adventurer. There was nothing she wouldn't attempt except riding horses. A mentor, listener and advice-giver only when asked, Ishbel was always firm but caring. Vivacious and joyful, she lived with the full colour palette and saw beauty everywhere. She was a voracious reader, geranium growing guru, crossword puzzle addict, bridge genius, homemaker extraordinaire, generous hostess and a stickler for being on time. She cultivated Friends everywhere. She spent many happy hours at the Monterey Centre with the ladies of the round table. But she also accumulated losses. She lost her brother, David Holman, husband, Frank and many close relatives and Friends. Curious, open-minded and compassionate, Ishbel was engaged with world events and ideas until the past six months. She was born in Parkhill, Ontario, on June 30, 1919. September 14, 2005, our lives all changed with her death, but she did not depart. Ishbel still lives among us; she resides in our hearts. Greatly missed by daughter Irene (PITT,) son Bruce (Diane,) grandchildren Bryan and Teresa PITT, and Michael BARRICK the HOLMAN and BARRICK families of Ontario, cousins, nieces, nephews, Jody GRAINGER, Iain ROSE, Stuart PITT, many good Friends, and staff of Beacon Hill Villa. Ishbel was an outstanding exampleof all that Friendship represents. Daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend, Grandmother, neighbour, and mentor - the list has no end!If so desired, donations in Ishbel's honour may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 909 Fairfield Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 3A3 (250) 382-2043.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
HOLMAN, Marie Ann
Peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. Beloved wife of Edward. Devoted mother to Laurie, David, and Kim. Loving Nanny to Ellen, Daniel, Davis, Elizabeth, Jim, Bob, and Sam. Family and Friends will gather at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road, (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Friday, December 23rd from 2: 30 p.m. until the time of memorial service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge of the funeral home. In memory of Marie, donations made to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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HOLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
HOLMAN, Viola (née WATSON)
On Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the Scarborough General Hospital. Viola, loved mother of Marlene, Joanne and Eric and his wife Mary Ann. Beloved grandmother of Patti, David, Paul, Lisa, Megan and Christopher. She also leaves her 9 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel & Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave E., 416-267-8229) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. "We will miss you, Mom and Nanny"

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HOLMBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
FORD, Verna H. (FITZ)
Suddenly but peacefully Verna was called home to be with her Lord on Sunday July 17th, 2005 at Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary Site in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late William FORD. Loving sister of Julia and husband Allan WINGFIELD and Elly and her husband Bob HOLMBERG and predeceased by her sister Joy and her husband Wes. Verna will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 19th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel on Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-04-13 published
COOK, Allen
Entered into rest on Friday, April 8, 2005, Allen COOK in his 72nd year. Allen COOK, husband of Leona COOK and dear father of Matthew (Mindy) COOK, Patricia Anne (David) PENNEY, Gary (Dorothy) BOEHK, Catherine (Arthur) ANDREWS and daughter-in-law Carmen BROWN (Jelly,) loving grandfather of Jordon, Mattina, Emily, Joshua, Shawn, Andrea, Robert. Survived by six sisters Marian IRWIN, Margaret AITKEN, Reta (Robert) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Sharon COOK (Bob MERRICK), Lorraine (Allan) RENNICK, Debbie (Lyle) HOLMES and a brother Stanley (Dorothy) COOK, a brother-in-law Vern (Marjorie) LONG and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Catherine COOK, a son Alan BOEHK, his sisters Bernice LONG, Kathleen DEMMANS and Shirley COOK, his brothers Glen and Lloyd COOK, his brothers-in-law law Harold AITKEN, Jim DEMMANS, Jack FORTUNE, and Ted IRWIN, his sister-in-law Elsie, Josephine and Shirley COOK. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk with visitation on Monday evening and Tuesday. Complete service in the chapel on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 3 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Heart Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-12 published
MacDONALD, George Dalson
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care, Rogers Street, on Monday, January 10th, 2005 in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn Carol MacDONALD (née HEARD.) Dear father of Paul (Linda) Warren, Stuart and Roger. Step-father of John (Tracy) and Jason COBURN. Grandfather of eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Brother of Christine INGLIS, Jacqueline HOLMES (Roy) and Jim MacDONALD. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Beatrice MacDONALD; his sister, Betty WORSLEY and brothers, Don and Herb MacDONALD. Friends wil be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be held in the chapel, on Thursday, January 13th, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment, Markdale Cemetery, at a later date. In memory of George, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-23 published
MACK, Lloyd George
Peacefully at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton, on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005. Lloyd MACK, of Wiarton, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Orma (RIDDEL) MACK. Dear father of Betty HOLMES, of Maple Grove, Mary Helen MILLER and her husband, Bill, of Guelph and Wayne and his wife, Sherrie, of Bresslau. Cherished grandfather of Eddie, Jamie, Liz, Denise and Billy. Brother of Donald, of Rockwood and Jim (Janice), of Wiarton. Predeceased by one son-in-law, Jim HOLMES and one brother, Gordon. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Thursday from 3: 00 to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, Hwy 6, Wiarton, on Saturday, March 26th at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment, Oxenden Cemetery, Oxenden. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-29 published
SIEGRIST, Ray " Snoz"
At the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre on March 19, 2005. In his 70th year, Ray (Snoz) SIEGRIST, brother of Carolyn and her husband Ron HOLMES, Tim SIEGRIST and his wife Vivian. Predeceased by his brothers Donald and Douglas. Remembered by his Aunt Shirley and her husband Jack McGREGOR, of Owen Sound. Cremated remains will be interred in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-10 published
EGAN, Catherine Rosanne
After a valiant struggle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Hospital Intensive Care Unit, in Barrie, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005. "The Good Lord Has Taken Her Home" in her 51st year. Loving daughter of Rose EGAN and the late Thomas EGAN. She leaves behind her partner Laury HALL, beloved girls Megan and Jessie, siblings Margaret, Thomas, Terry, John, Robert and two special nephews, Matthew and Jacob. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her grandparents, Matt KERR and Ella Kerr HOLMES, and Thomas and Alice EGAN. Many thanks to the staff of the Intensive Care Unit 2201 at the South Lake Hospital, New Market, and the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie. God bless them for their tender care. A funeral service will be held at the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, Barrie, on Saturday, June 11th, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-12 published
STRONG, Ruth Ellen
Peacefully at the Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lion's head on Wednesday November 9, 2005. Ruth STRONG of Lion's head and formerly of Tara in her 83rd year. Wife of the Late Carmon (Whitey) STRONG (2001.) Sister of Grace SINCLAIR of Brooks, Alberta. Sister-in-law of Noreen LIND of Tara, Muriel and Mel PROUD of Owen Sound. Special friend of Norma and Bruce HASKINS of Owen Sound. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by her parents Myrtle and William HOLMES, sister-in-law Mary STRONG, and brothers-in-law Donald SINCLAIR, Hartford STRONG and Max LIND. At Ruth's request, cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara on Friday November 18th at 2: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-28 published
ARMSTRONG, Anne (née WEBSTER)
In Meaford on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at the age of eighty-seven. Anne ARMSTRONG of Thornbury, daughter of the late Bernard and Ida (WALTON) WEBSTER. Predeceased by her beloved husband Maurice ARMSTRONG in August 1975. Loving mother of Judith REEVE- NEWSON of Port Colborne, Candace HOLMES (late Bob) of Clarksburg and Jane ARMSTRONG (Niels ANDERSEN) of Thornbury. Loved “Gram“ of Trevor and Cara REEVE- NEWSON of Port Colborne and Drew REEVE- NEWSON of Toronto; and Gavin HOLMES (Jen) of Shelburne. Dear sister of Barbara (Ron) BARKLEY of Calgary. Predeceased by a sister Mary (late Fred) MAYHEW and a brother Bernard WEBSTER. Fondly remembered sister-in-law of Peggy WEBSTER of Calgary, Isabel PRENTICE of Toronto, Bert ARMSTRONG of Toronto and Florence ARMSTRONG of Flesherton. Also remembered as a special Aunt by her several nieces and nephews and their families. In keeping with Anne's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service and interment and committal of her ashes will take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery in the spring at a date to be announced. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, Box 556, Thornbury N0H 2P0 (599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-29 published
HOLMES, Mary Jane Katherine
Mary Jane HOLMES, dearly loved daughter of Gayle and the late John HOLMES of Meaford, passed away in Meaford on Monday, November 28th, 2005 at the age of 23. Lovingly remembered by her brother Sean of Pettawawa and sister Sheila of Meaford. Cherished granddaughter of Jean HOLMES (late Elwood) and the late Agnes and Jim LALONDE. Sadly missed by her several aunts and uncles and by her many cousins. Family will receive by Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and from 7:00 until 9: 00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford on Thursday, December 1st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with cremation following. A service of committal and interment will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford in the spring. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-13 published
JOHNSTON, Margueurite Emily (née YOUNG)
At Summit Place, Owen Sound, Sunday December 11th, 2005 Marguerite Emily JOHNSTON (née YOUNG) of Owen Sound, formerly of Markdale in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harry JOHNSTON. Dear mother of John (Betty) JOHNSTON of Markdale, Gordon (Ann) JOHNSTON of Owen Sound, Mae (Wayne) WATTS of Walkerton and Donna (Ted) HOLMES of Meaford. Loving grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Doris and Hazel YOUNG. Predeceased by stepsons Harvey and George JOHNSTON, grand_son Bobby JOHNSTON, sister Mary DICKSON/DIXON and brothers Harry, John, Alvin and Russell YOUNG. The family will receive Friends at Annesley United Church, Markdale on Friday December 16th from noon to 1: 30 p.m. where a service of remembrance will be held at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation with interment in Harkaway Cemetery. If desired, donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, or Annesley United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to May Funeral Home, Markdale, 986-3310.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-16 published
DAWDY, Leonard Lloyd
Mr. Leonard Lloyd DAWDY a life long resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg at the age of 77 years. Lloyd was born in Wallaceburg and was a son of the late Harvey and Mary (CONNOR) DAWDY. Lloyd served his country and was a veteran of the Korean War (1950-1954) Regiment #SA2817. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18 in Wallaceburg. Dear brother of Gord DAWDY of Wallaceburg, Hubert DAWDY of Port Lambton, James DAWDY of Toronto, Richard DAWDY of Wallaceburg, Wayne and Christine DAWDY of Saint Thomas and Barb and Ed TRAFANANKO of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by his brother Harvey and a sister Marjorie Jean. Kind friend of Betty HOLMES and her daughter Debbie of Wallaceburg. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The late Lloyd DAWDY rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg. Cremation has taken place and the Interment of Ashes were in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Wallaceburg and District Community Living may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Lloyd DAWDY.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-04 published
HOLMES, Nellie (née MAHER)
Nellie of Blenheim passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at her late residence. Born in Blenheim 86 years ago daughter of the late Michael MAHER and Margaret ENNETT. She is survived by her husband Jack (Buck) HOLMES of Blenheim, sister; Mary GOSSO of London, brother-in-law Murray HOLMES of Toronto as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Veronica and Kate. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and where Parish prayers will be offered at 8: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Saint Mary's Church on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-18 published
NADON, Estelle (née TURFORD)
Mrs. Estelle NADON (née TURFORD) at the Versa Care Centre, Cornwall, on Saturday, January 15, 2005, at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Maurice Joseph NADON. Dear sister of Jack TURFORD (Nita) and Ted TURFORD (Marian) both of Stratford; Edith SAVELLE (late Harry) of Whitby. Dear sister-in-law of Claudette LECLAIR (Bernie LEROUX) of Cornwall and Lise VERDON of Orleans. Special aunt to Renelle and Dale SEGUIN of Cornwall. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers William TURFORD and Lorne TURFORD and by one sister Sybil HOLMES. Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall from 9 a.m. Thursday, January 20th. (Funeral Services will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Wilson Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m.) The Venerable Ross MOULTON of Trinity Anglican Church celebrant. Committal to follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall. Visitation Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. If so desired contributions to the Alzheimer Society or to the Versa-Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
ROOKE, Freda Margaret (née TURNER)
Freda Margaret of Blenheim passed away on Monday, January 31, 2005 at the Blenheim Nursing Home. Born in Parkhill, Ontario 103 years ago, daughter of the late Wm. Henry TURNER and Margaret R. RICE. Her husband Harry ROOKE died in 1975. Dear Mother of Elaine and husband Glen HOLMES of Kincardine; Mervyn and wife Helen ROOKE of Blenheim; Alden and wife Fay ROOKE of Burlington proud grandmother to 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Phyllis PERKINS and Gladys McCREARY of Saskatoon Walter TURNER of Lloydminster, Alberta; Brock TURNER of Cupar, Saskatchewan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Freda is predeceased by brothers Lawrence and Harvey TURNER. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. from the Blenheim United Church with Rev. Bruce COOK officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Blenheim United Church Memorial Fund or World Vision would be appreciated.

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

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-16 published
NEMETH, Elizabeth (CHERWATY)
With grace and dignity at home, Jacqueline Elizabeth NEMETH (CHERWATY,) on March 13th, 2005 in her 40th year. Loving wife of Doug NEMETH. Dearest daughter of Walter and Diana CHERWATY. Daughter by love to Adele HOLMES (James) and Robert NEMETH (Roma.) Precious sister of Gregory and Lori Ann, Grant and Molly, Graham and Melanie and sister-in-law to Tyler and Michelle. Wonderful aunti of Keaton, Cierra, Samuel and Zachary. Mom to Samson. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be conducted at Saint Anne's Anglican Church (1344 Commissioners Rd. W., Byron) on Friday, March 18th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. A Jacqueline's request, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, London Regional Cancer Centre, London Health Sciences Centre Adult Oncology Unit or Wellspring Center would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
STAPLES, Louis
At Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, March 27, 2005, Louis STAPLES, of Ingersoll, in his 82nd year. Husband of the late Helen (CHAPMAN) STAPLES (1978) and the late June (HOLMES) STAPLES (1992.) Dear father of Emily and her husband Marty GEROUX of Blenheim. Dear stepfather of Carolyn JOHNSON and John WYLIE of Woodstock, Verna and Russ ROBERTS of Harley, Betty and Gary EVES of Brantford, Jo-Anne and Ronald MILLER of Woodstock, Kenneth and Patricia RINE of Ingersoll, Patricia and Rick ELLERTON of Ingersoll and Barbara and Steve HOLBROOK of Elkford, British Columbia. Dear grandfather of Tiffany GEROUX and many step-grandchildren. Dear brother of Gerald and his wife Kay STAPLES of Ingersoll and Tom and his wife Pat STAPLES of Collingwood. Predeceased by one sister Barbara THURTELL (1980.) Mr. STAPLES was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #119, Ingersoll. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later in the Field of Honour, Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
WALKER, Kenneth Calvin
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-South Street Campus, London on Tuesday, March 29th, 2005, Kenneth Calvin WALKER of London, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Esther (TORICHT) WALKER for 37 years. Loving father of Dan WALKER, and Jennifer BOONE and her husband Shannon all of London. Dear brother of Marjory BELL and her husband Bill of Chatham, Donna STRACHAN and her husband Robert, and Janet HOLMES all of London and his sister-in-law Elsie WALKER of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Mary WALKER, his brothers Douglas and Bruce and his brother-in-law Jim HOLMES. Dearly loved "Pa" of Madison WALKER. Ken will be missed by his beagle Buster.
Ken was a dedicated employee of University of Western Ontario Physical Plant Department for over 33 years. A private family graveside service was held in Gillies Cemetery, West Lorne. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 am at Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 or to the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1151 Florence Street, London, Ontario, N5W 2M7. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
HOLMES, Kenneth Paul
Kenneth Paul HOLMES (K. Paul) B.A., M.Ed. on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, passed away as a result of a vehicular mishap in Florida. Paul was raised in Saint Thomas, Ontario, the son of L.T. and Gladys HOLMES and educated: London Normal School; Western University and Buffalo University. He was a teacher for 37 years with both the Niagara South Board of Education and Brock University. He is survived by his wife Margaret (TROSTENKO) of 44 years; a son, Mark (Paula); beloved granddaughter Robyne Elizabeth and grand_son James Paul; a sister Marion CHAPMAN of Ottawa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and three brothers-in-law and their wives.
He was a Forester member, sang with the Gentlemen Songsters, and a Choir member of Stamford United Church. He was an active volunteer with Boy Scouts of Canada and a former Stamford Centre Volunteer Fireman. We wish to thank Dr. Chan, Dr. Philip McGarry and the wonderful nursing staff of Greater Niagara General Hospital Step Down unit; longtime Friends Bill and Barbara ROSS, Cheryl and Wayne SCOTT and Reg and Cathy FERLAND for their support during this difficult time. Special thanks to Reverend Harvey TOBEY of Stamford United Church for his presence, support and kind, caring prayers. Paul was always a gentleman with integrity and witt and shall be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stamford United Church Choirs or a charity of choice. There will be a service of Remembrance on April 3, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Stamford United Church. Me wajueyou Eng lublu tebe. Arrangements entrusted to Patterson Funeral Home, 6062 Main Street, Niagara Falls.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
WALKER, Kenneth Calvin
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre- South Street Campus, London on Tuesday, March 29th, 2005, Kenneth Calvin WALKER of London, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Esther (Toricht) WALKER for 37 years. Loving father of Dan WALKER, and Jennifer BOONE and her husband Shannon all of London. Dear brother of Marjory BELL and her husband Bill of Chatham, Donna STRACHAN and her husband Robert, and Janet HOLMES all of London and his sister-in-law Elsie WALKER of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Mary WALKER, his brothers Douglas and Bruce and his brother-in-law Jim HOLMES. Dearly loved "Pa" of Madison WALKER. Ken will be missed by his beagle Buster.
Ken was a dedicated employee of University of Western Ontario Physical Plant Department for over 33 years. A private family graveside service was held in Gillies Cemetery, West Lorne. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 or to the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1151 Florence Street, London, Ontario, N5W 2M7. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
RASMUSSEN, Kai O.
Kai O., born in Holte Denmark October 23, 1939 passed away suddenly May 28th, 2005 at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital. Kai will be lovingly remembered by his wife Wilma (HOLMES) and his children Pennie RASMUSSEN (Saint Thomas), Kim and Rob BAUM, Kristen LAY, Brian and Erik BAUM (Iona,) Bob and Jennifer RASMUSSEN, Megen, Brooklen and Madisen (Saint Thomas). Kai will be sadly missed by his mother Winien (Bea) RASMUSSEN of London, and his sisters Beckey and Brian JACKSON of Grand Bend, Benthe BALICKI, Susan RASMUSSEN and his Aunt Lizzie MICHEELSEN all of London. Kai leaves several aunts and uncles living in Denmark. Also missing him are brothers-in-law John and Carolyn HOLMES of Peterborough, Bob and Joyce HOLMES of Cambridge, Don and Linda HOLMES of St. Thomas and Ken HOLMES of Saint Thomas and sister-in-law Laura and Dave DOHNT of Aylmer and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the ocean. Kai is predeceased by his father Carl RASMUSSEN and sister Angel RASMUSSEN of London.
Kai made many Friends over the decades through every endeavour he embarked upon, from stock car racing in the seventies, trailer camping in the eighties and venturing into his business of Diamond Concrete Services in the nineties. He was also deeply committed to Motorcycle Toys for Tots Fundraiser and the Motorcycle Awareness and You Program which is now active across Canada and the U.S.A. Kai was very proud to be a part of the realization of the Port Stanley Skate Park Dream. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Talbot Street, Aylmer from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 on Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 1st at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-22 published
MITCHELL, Norman Arnold
Norman Arnold MITCHELL, peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday, June 20, 2005 in his 93rd year. Husband of the late Thelma, née JONES (1973) and the late Georgeanne, née KRONE (1986.) Predeceased by his dear friend Eleanor HOLMES. Brother-in-law of Melville JONES and his wife Edna and the late Doris HOFFMAN, née JONES and her husband Kenneth. Uncle of Lorna, Wendy, Geoffrey, Michael, Richard and the late Robert. He will be fondly remembered by his many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Norman retired as General Manager of Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation which he established in London in 1959. Friends may call during the hour preceding the funeral service which will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond on Thursday, June 23 at 12: 00 noon by Reverend Darrell SHAULE. Cremation with interment later at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
GRIFFIN, Melvin Vasco
On Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia, Melvin Vasco GRIFFIN, age 71 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Margaret Ann (HOLMES) GRIFFIN. Loved father of Lynn and her husband Peter ESSER, Paul GRIFFIN and his wife Karen, Kelley NIEUWLAND and her husband Robert, all of Sarnia. Stepfather of David JOSEPH and his wife Marie, and Sheri JOSEPH, all of Sarnia. Dear grandfather of Rob and Kelly ESSER, Christina, Joshua and Lisa GRIFFIN, Samantha and Jennifer NIEUWLAND and grandfather of Braeden JOSEPH and Michael JOSEPH. Loved brother of Marion BROOKE and her husband Eugene of Smith's Falls. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Ethel GRIFFIN and by a brother Bill. A funeral service will be held at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1565 London Line, Sarnia on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 1: 00 pm. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Breast Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
HOLMES, Gerald W.
It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that the family of Gerald W. HOLMES of Clinton, announces his passing on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the Clinton Public Hospital, after a long battle with cancer in his 72nd year. He was the beloved husband for 49 years to Donna (KING.) Dear father of Greg and his wife Susan of Mississauga and Karen of Clinton. Very proud grandfather of Andrew, Michael, Sarah and Rachel. Dear son of the late Ethel (HONEYFORD, 1972) and Russell HOLMES (1977.) Dear brother of Jack and Nancy HOLMES of Clinton and brother-in-law of John and Barbara DABBS of Hamilton. Also missed by nieces and nephews, Dan and Cemile HOLMES of Washington, D.C., Jeff and Mary YONCHUS of Guelph, Marge HOLMES of Clinton, Mike and Sue McKAGUE of Ancaster, Jeff DABBS of Hamilton, Chris and Tracy DABBS of Vancouver, and 5 great nephews and 2 great nieces.
He owned and operated Fairholme Dairy for many years. He was a past master of Clinton Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 84. Gerald was also a member of the Scottish Rite and was an honourary member of the Director's Staff of Mocha Temple, London. The family will receive Friends at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd, 153 High Street, Clinton, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at Ontario Street United Church on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. Reverend Janet FRADETTE will officiate with Bob ELLIOT/ELLIOTT assisting. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or the Shriners Hospitals for Children as expressions of sympathy. A memorial service will be held by the Clinton Masonic Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 84 on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-24 published
TALASKAVICH, Gayle Ann (née METCALFE)
Suddenly at home on Friday, July 22, 2005. Gayle Ann (née METCALFE) TALASKAVICH, age 57 of London. Beloved wife of Cleon and mother of Nathan, London. Daughter of Jack and the late Kay METCALFE, Petrolia. Sister of Peggy and her husband Terry HOLMES, Sarnia. Aunt of Andrew HOLMES, Bright's Grove. Niece of Joyce PREVETT, Petrolia. Sister-in-law of Joann and her husband Jean AUGER, aunt of William Dakota MARSH, British Columbia. Gayle was the manager of Occupational Health and Safety Service at London Health Sciences Centre, London. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina Street North, Sarnia on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service will be held in the McKenzie and Blundy chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to your local Humane Society or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Gayle TALASKAVICH in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-10 published
HOLMES, Paul
Paul of Sparta, on Thursday, August 4th, 2005, in his 40th year. Beloved son of Wilma HOLMES of Aylmer, and Gordon and his wife Sharon of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Steve and his wife Lisa HOLMES and loved uncle of Marissa and Scott, and dear stepbrother of Tammy SCHLEICH of Saint Thomas. Paul was born in Oakville on September 28, 1965. He worked at the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Talbotville. A private family service was held Monday afternoon from Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation took place, with burial of ashes in Springfield Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sunshine Foundation (Dream for Kids) or the Regional Mental Health Care.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
HOLMES, Donald Albert
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, August 26, 2005. Donald Albert HOLMES of Aylmer in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Nora (HUGHES) HOLMES. Dear brother of the late Luton HOLMES and the late Kenoly HOLMES. Survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Aylmer, Ontario on April 29, 1912 son of the late John and Pearl HOLMES. Don retired from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in Aylmer. He was an avid fisherman and he was a veteran of World War 2. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Reverend Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Diabetes Assoc. would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
SMITH, Herbert Denis
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved father of Alison and her husband Phillip HARTLEY of Fort Erie and Stuart and his wife Muriel SMITH of Monkstown, North Ireland. Dear brother of Phyllis BRIDGER (Alfred) of England, David SMITH (Brenda) of England and the late Ozzie SMITH. Loved grandfather of Krista HARTLEY and partner Curtis SALTZBERRY of Fort Erie, Adrian HARTLEY of Trenton, Kimberley SMITH of England, and Michael and Becky SMITH of Monkstown, North Ireland. Dear friend of Lorraine HOLMES, Audrey WOODS, Bill JONES, Don BAILEY, Malcolm THORNTON and many others. Herb was born in Deal, Kent, England on Ferbruary 24, 1926, the son of the late Samuel and Dorothy (AXON) SMITH. He worked as a welder, millright and after retiring worked at Zehr's. Herb served in the British Royal Navy (World War 2 veteran) and was a member of the Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Elgin Regiment (Band member) and the Royal Navy Club, Deal, Kent, England. He maintained the veterans section of South Park Cemetery and received a civic award from the City of Saint Thomas for his effort. A Public memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation Monday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-29 published
PEAL, Ada Lorraine (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Peacefully, at Cambridge Country Manor, Ada Lorraine PEAL on Thursday, October 27, 2005 Ada was born at Bracebridge, Ontario, January 13, 1919, youngest daughter of Benjamin Stephen and Florence Spatchet (PITTMAN) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Loving wife for 67 years of William Hamilton PEAL, mother of Joy Donna (Sanford) BENDER of Guelph and David William (Shirley) PEAL of Winnipeg. She is survived by elder sister Violet RUPP of Caledonia, grandchildren Donna (Bryan) HOLST and Douglas SMITH and great grandchildren Erika, Geordan, Hayley and Wyatt. Predeceased by her eldest sister, Irene HOLMES (1987) and her youngest son, James Robert PEAL (1969.) She's walkin' again now! The family will receive Friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Showmaker Chapel" 55 Mill Street East, Acton, (1-877-421-9860 - toll free) on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the "Shoemaker Chapel" on Thursday, November 3rd at two o'clock. Remembrances to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-04 published
FORSHEE, Austin
Age 93 of Chatham formerly of Dresden passed away Wednesday November 2, 2005 at Thamesview Lodge, Chatham. He was born in Camden Township son of the late George and Hattie (LYNCH) FORSHEE. He had farmed in the Tupperville area for many years. Austin was a member of Dresden Community Church, member and Past master of Sydenham Masonic Lodge # 255 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Past Grand Steward of Grand Lodge, member of O.E.S. and a former member and treasurer of Zion United Church Tupperville. His wife Ethel (BIRD) FORSHEE predeceased in 2004. Surviving are two daughters: Nancy and Jim BLACKBURN of Wallaceburg, Rosemary NICHOLLS and Lorne JONES of Victoria, British Columbia; one son Robert FORSHEE of Chatham; five grandchildren: Brad and Diane BLACKBURN, Beth BLACKBURN and Shay REISE, Barbara BLACKBURN and Todd HOLMES, Robert FORSHEE and William FORSHEE. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Linda McFADDEN and Reverend Colin PATERSON officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Sydenham Masonic Lodge will conduct a service at the funeral home on Friday at 7: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the charity of your choice.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
HECKENDORF, Lillian (née BRADLEY)
Quietly at University Hospital on December 1st, 2005, Mrs. Lillian HECKENDORF (née BRADLEY,) of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Stephen HECKENDORF. Loving mother of Tony HECKENDORF, Teresa NICHOLDS (Brian) and Karen HOLMES (Gord.) Dear grandmother of Nadine NICHOLDS, Sam NICHOLDS and Nicole HECKENDORF. She will be sadly missed by nieces Sylvia and Judy-Lynn. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel on Sunday, December 4th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, December 5th at 1 p.m. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in memory of Lillian to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
HOLMES, Jack Welch " Buck"
Of Blenheim passed away on Thursday evening December 29, 2005 at the Blenheim Community Village. Buck was born in McKay's Corners, Harwich Township 90 years ago, son of the late James HOLMES and Nina WELCH. His wife the former Nellie MAHER died January 2, 2005. He is survived by a brother Murray in Toronto, several nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Mary GOSSO of London. Buck was predeceased by his brother Uriel in 1995. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the Funeral Service being conducted in the chapel of the J.L. Ford Funeral Home, Blenheim on Monday at 2: 00 pm with Lay Pastoral Minister Sheryle STEADMAN officiating. Interment in Blenheim Evergreen Cemetery on the anniversary of his wife's death. Memorials to the Blenheim Community Village Palliative Care would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-12 published
MITGES, DAVID H.
At Guelph on Monday, January 10th, 2005. David MITGES in his 47th year. Dear father of Antonia and Dominic. Loving son of Peter and Joan MITGES and the late Helen (HOLMES) MITGES. Devoted brother of George and his wife Barbara of Columbus, Ohio and Jamie MITGES of Guelph. Remembered by his wife Yolanda and many nieces and nephews. David was formerly active in the family business, Golden T Foods; a Past President of the Grand Valley Branch of the Ontario Restaurant and Food Service Association; and during the past 12 years was involved in the Financial Planning field. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel-McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2- 4 and 7- 9 p.m. on Thursday). Funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph on Friday, January 14th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Saturday Night Suppers c/o Chalmers United Church Outreach would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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HOLMES 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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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
WRIGHT, Muriel Margaret (Feb. 23, 1914 - January 22, 2005)
On January 22, 2005 Muriel M. WRIGHT passed away peacefully at 90 years leaving to mourn son Gordon (Heather) WELLS, grand_son Martin, brother James (Nancy) HOLMES, sister Doris and nieces and nephews. Muriel joined the Women's Royal English Naval Service in 1942. She obtained B.A., B.Ed., B.L.Sc. degrees and retired from Macdonald College (McGill Univ.) as head Librarian in 1979. She retired to Orillia and moved to British Columbia in 2000. A family memorial to be held. Donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in her memory. Personal Alternative Funeral Services (Kamloops) 1-866-664-9646.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-15 published
JONES, Iris (MASON) (née MATTHEWS)
March 10, 2005, at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Leonard JONES. Iris will be remembered by her daughter, Julia MASON (Pierre BEAUCHAMP,) her son, Ian MASON (Normande PLOURDE,) her brother Edward MATTHEWS (Darleen,) her sisters Rosa RILEY, June HOLMES (John) and her sisters-in-law Jean MATTHEWS (Bruce,) Alene MATTHEWS (Frank,) her granddaughters Emma and Arianne BEAUCHAMP, as well as her many nephews, nieces, cousins and Friends in Toronto, Pointe-Claire, and Guelph. Family and Friends will be invited to attend a private ceremony at a summer date and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Red Cross Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-25 published
CLIFFORD, Charles Thomas " Tom"
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 in his 81st year. Beloved son of the late John and Susan. Survived by his brother Bill (Jean) of Owen Sound and sister in law Bessie. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy, and brothers Jack and Jim. All his nieces and nephews and very close Friends will miss him. Tom was a former City Councillor for 27 years (chaired every standing committee), former member of the Board of Education. He also held the position as Harbour Commissioner, Hydro Commissioner, member of the Toronto East General Hospital's Board of Governors, and member of the College of Nurses Council and Discipline Committee. Tom served oversees in World War 2 and member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Member of the Rameses Shriners, past president of Riverdale Kiwanis Club, past president Gilbert and Sullivan Society, former owner of Lakeside Golf Club in Haliburton and member of Yorkminster Park Baptish Church. Tom's tireless volunteer work touched too many to mention. Visitation to be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, (2 lights west of Yonge St.) on Tuesday, April 26 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Reverend J. Peter HOLMES officiating, 1585 Yonge Street (at Heath Street) on Thursday, April 28, 11: 00 am. A reception to follow in the church. Interment Resthaven Cemetery. If desired, a memorial donation may be made to the Toronto East General Foundation, 825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 3E7.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-03 published
MORRIS, Anna (née MATAITIS)
Passed away peacefully at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, on Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the age of 88, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved mother of Norman MORRIS and his wife Melanie and devoted grandmother of Daniel and Jennifer. Survived by her niece Sister Mary ZILINSKI. Anna is predeceased by her father Stanislaus, mother Cecilia and sister Stacia ZILINSKI. The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the family physician Dr. John HOLMES and all the wonderful staff at Carpenter Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion. No visitation. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington, on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Private interment. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
(Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333.) www.smithsfh.com

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-26 published
BAILEY, Dr. John Davidson, M.D. (U. of Toronto, '47,) F.R.C.P.
(August 22, 1922-August 24, 2005)
Died peacefully at Humber River Hospital. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Mary (née HOLMES,) his children, Kathryn and Dan, Peter and Peeter, Martha and Tim, John and Rosanna, Bob and Chris, his grandchildren, Tom and Andrea, Jim and Leah, Ken, Brendan, Alex, and Amy, his siblings, Alma and Bryce, Beth and George, and Jim and Mary. Paediatric endocrinologist for many years at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Paediatrics, emeritus, University of Toronto. A private interment will take place in Chatham, Ontario on August 29, and a memorial service will be held at Islington United Church, Etobicoke, on September 3 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Endocrine Department of the Hospital for Sick Children.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-29 published
BAILEY, Dr. John Davidson, M.D. (U. of Toronto, '47,) F.R.C.P.
(August 22, 1922-August 24, 2005)
Died peacefully at Humber River Hospital. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Mary (née HOLMES,) his children, Kathryn and Dan, Peter and Peeter, Martha and Tim, John and Rosanna, Bob and Chris, his grandchildren, Tom and Andrea, Jim and Leah, Ken, Brendan, Alex, and Amy, his siblings, Alma and Bryce, Beth and George, and Jim and Mary. Paediatric endocrinologist for many years at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Paediatrics, emeritus, University of Toronto. A private interment will take place in Chatham, Ontario on August 29, and a memorial service will be held at Islington United Church, Etobicoke, on September 3 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Endocrine Department of the Hospital for Sick Children.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-17 published
Ruth Alice HOWES
By Heather FRANCIS, Thursday, November 17, 2005, Page A24
Teacher, farmer, store keeper, gardener, baker, grandmother. Born February 17, 1901, in Winchester, Ontario Died May 17 in Winchester of natural causes, aged 104.
When Ruth died, it surprised all of us who knew her. She had survived countless surgeries and illnesses and, no matter how ill, she always got better. Her early life no doubt helped her form her strong will, willingness to make do, and love for her community.
Ruth Alice HOLMES was born on a farm just outside of Winchester, Ontario She was the seventh child of an eventual 11 to Nathaniel and Annettie HOLMES. She was fortunate that her parents valued her education and arranged for her to board in Winchester after she survived rheumatoid fever and was too weak to walk the return trip to high school.
She trained as a teacher and taught for several years at the one-room schoolhouse she had attended herself, just outside Winchester. But her teaching career was interrupted when she got married in 1927, as married women were not allowed to teach at the time. She loved recounting how the school inspector tried to convince her not to marry, but she wed Gerald HOWES of a neighbouring farm.
They moved to a farm down the road from her old home and the schoolhouse and Ruth began her second career as a farm wife and mother. Her children, Joyce and Jean, became able hands with all the labour that a dairy and crop farm entailed.
Jerry loved horses but wasn't so crazy about milking cattle, so he and Ruth decided to sell their farm, except for a small severance, to open a general store, gas bar, and hobby farm, just up the road from the farm.
During this time she started teaching again. In later years, she recalled with much fondness the children she had taught, the troublemakers and eager ones alike, and the gifts she received, and the skating parties that were held. Several former students visited at her 100th birthday party and were amazed she still remembered them.
It was in the fall of 1975, when their long-dreamt-of retirement home was being built, that Jerry died of an aneurysm. Ruth had to cope with ensuring the rest of the house was built properly and with furnishing it. Whenever I visited during the next 27 years she always had delicious baked goods and casseroles on hand. Food from her garden was a staple in summer. Her letters told of her beautiful flower gardens, Friends visiting, church activities attended, her latest crochet or rug-hooking project, interest in whether we had passed the last term, and thoughtful gestures of family and Friends.
When she was 90, she had a bad bout of pneumonia. Through her strong will, she grew well enough to go home with the support of visits by a homemaker and a nurse. She continued to cook her own meals and tend to her gardens. Although they were scaled back by the time she was 101, she still planted her own geraniums, gladioli, potatoes, and tomatoes. In her letters that year, she also spoke of making peach preserves and Christmas cake and pudding.
Unfortunately, in 2002 she was unable to live on her own any longer and had to make the farthest permanent move of her life: three kilometres to the nursing home in Winchester. Still the perfect hostess, she apologized to visitors for not having goodies to serve. It was my turn to bring her cookies, but she would make sure to walk me down the hallway when I left.
After breaking her hip this spring, she rallied and survived for a week, but she just did not have the strength to survive this latest mishap.
Although she was not able to die in her own home, she did die in Winchester after a quiet, but inspiring life.
Heather is Ruth's granddaughter.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-21 published
ALLEN, Jean Rodgers (née KERFOOT)
Peacefully after a short illness on Friday, November 18, 2005 at Christie Gardens, in her 89th year. Dear wife of E. Basil ALLEN. She will be lovingly remembered by step-son Lawrence, step- daughter Leslie and Linda ALLEN as well as her beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Fifth daughter of the late Major H.W. and Annie KERFOOT. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy HOLMES, Helen WALMSLEY, Anna KERFOOT, Ruth MORRIS and her brother J.T. (Jack) KERFOOT. A graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto and McGill University, Jean served for many years as Chief Librarian at the Ontario Legislative Library. Visitation from the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (two lights west of Yonge) on Tuesday, November 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Bedford Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-19 published
GOODIER, Cissie (CUMMINGS)
In Ottawa, peacefully, Friday, December 16, 2005. Cissie CUMMINGS age 96. Beloved wife of the late Samuel GOODIER. Loving mother of Douglas (Marty) and Raymond (Jean). Cherished grandmother of Gwen (Chris DEACON,) Pam (Mark GRAYDON) and Heather (David CAMPBELL) and great-grandmother of Katherine, Peter, Charlotte Laura, Pierce; Nick, Axel and Elizabeth. Predeceased by brothers Joe CUMMINGS and Jack HOLMES. Family and Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue, Ottawa Wednesday after 1 p.m. A Service in Memory of Cissie will be held Wednesday in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Carlingview Manor appreciated. www.kellyfh.ca

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-10 published
HOLMES, Grace (MERCER)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Grace HOLMES (MERCER) at Peel Manor, Brampton on Sunday, January 9, 2005 in her 103rd year. Dear mother of John Charles MERCER of Deerfield Beach, Florida, Lillian MERCER of Oshawa, and Raymond James HOLMES of Barrie. Loving grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Followed by private family interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. Ifdesired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to g.holmes@wardfh.com "Asleep in Jesus"

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
HOLMES, Richard " Homer"
On Sunday, January 9th, 2005 after a lengthy illness in his 50th year. Beloved son of Ron and Ruth and dear brother to Cathy and Henry DANIELS, and Karen and Mike BROWN. Loving uncle to Nicole, Ryan, Jayson and Emily. Rich will be lovingly remembered by Marilyn LEGGE and his many Friends over the years. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Special thanks to the Critical Care Staff of North York General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the North York General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
BERG, Richard Theodore
Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital, George Hees Wing, on Thursday, January 13th, 2005 in his 80th year. Richard BERG, beloved son of the late Elmer Richard and the late Agnes Elizabeth BERG. Dear brother of the late Louise WILSON and the late Charlotte KERR. Loving uncle of Wayne and Patricia WILSON, Linda HOPE and the late Jess HOPE, Wendy and Craig FULTON, and Laura HOLMES. Loving great-uncle of Jennifer, Stephanie, Adriana, Kristi, Andrew and Bryan. Great-great-uncle to Kyle. Loving companion to Thelma WEEDS. Hugs and kisses, we'll miss you Uncle Ritchie. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Monday, January 17th from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
LAING, Florence " Marg"
At Centenary Health Centre, on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Hyatt "Bob" LAING. Loving mother of Florence "Mike" and her husband John HOLMES, Faith and her husband George JOEL, and David and his wife Shirley MULRONEY. Proud grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends at the St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church, 56 Lawson Road, Toronto (West Hill) from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday. The Funeral Service will be held in the church on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-27 published
SUL, Nellie (formerly SOLSKI)
Peacefully, on Thursday, February 24th, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre in her 93rd year. Nellie, beloved wife of the late Andrew SUL (May 1980) and beloved wife of the late Walter SOLSKI (January 1956). She will be sadly missed by her children Albert SOLSKI and his wife Sheila (Brampton), Helen INGLESE and her husband Giorgio (Toronto,) Eddie SOLSKI and his wife Ruth (Napanee.) Beloved grandmother of Michael SOLSKI and his wife Tracy VERNELLI, Stephen SOLSKI and his wife Diana GRIESDORF, Marie RANKEL and her husband Peter, David SOLSKI and his wife Michelle HOLMES, Christopher DALY, Scott DALY and his wife Linda RANKEL, Lisa SOLSKI and her husband Jeff TURESKI and beloved great-grandmother of Cooper, Michael, Emma, Ben, Jack, Stephanie and Nadine. Family and Friends may visit at the Scarborough Chapel of The McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. East) 416-267-4656 from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff of the St. Joseph's Health Centre and the Lakeside Nursing Home.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
BALLANTYNE, Wilma (née HOLMES)
Passed away in her 95th year on February 9, 2005. Wilma was born in Toronto, attended Huron Street School and Harbord Collegiate. She worked at Confederation Life until 1938 when her beau persuaded her to marry and move to Smokey Falls, a remote townsite in Northern Ontario. They moved to Kapuskasing in 1949 where Wilma became an active volunteer in the community and combined this with homemaking, hobbies and as part of a family project, helping to build the family cottage. She was a 50-year member of the Jewel Chapter No. 180 of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as an officer in the Provincial Grand Chapter during the 1970's. Wilma is predeceased by her husband Rip and her sister Kathleen HOLMES. She is survived by daughters Elizabeth KAUFFMANN of Kingston, Patricia BALLANTYNE of London, brother Allan HOLMES (Edythe) of Toronto and grandchildren Julie, Otto and Donroy.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
CORNWALL, Edward John George
Served in World War 2 as a Corporal with the Royal Canadian Engineers Regiment No. B28992. Suddenly at the William Osler Hospital in Brampton on Sunday, March 13, 2005, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Irene CORNWALL (née WILKINSON.) Dear father of Evelyn HOLMES, Roy and the late John. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kirsten and Kelly and great-grandchildren Emily, Kelsey and Kylie. Friends will be received at the Eglinton Chapel of McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin Street) on Tuesday, March 15 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
HOLMES HERON, Michael Cole
Suddenly at St. Catharines General Hospital, on Saturday, March 12th, 2005. Michael formerly of Peterborough, Tobermory and Erin, age 22 years. Beloved son of Sharron HOLMES. Loving brother of Brent and Ashley of Peterborough. Cherished grand_son of Helen HOLMES of Caledon, and the late Robert HOLMES. Dear nephew of Carol WATTON of Woodland Beach, Doug and Dana HOLMES of Guelph and Jackie WEIGH of Cambridge. Sadly missed by cousins Derek, Angela and Carolyn. Also survived by father Doug HERON of Brampton. A Memorial Service celebrating Michael's life will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. South, Erin, on Wednesday, March 23rd at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Donations can be made in memory of Michael, through Brock University, St. Catharines, L2S 3A1, which has established a Memorial Book Fund. Memorial cards available at the funeral home 519-833-2231.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
GUZAK, John
Very peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, with his family by his side, John in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Hazel. Dear father of Michael and his partner Sharon HOLMES. Loving Grandfather of Alannah and Grandpa John to Evan and Griffin. He will be sadly missed by his daughter-in-law Alison, mother-in-law Edna BRADFIELD and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service of Remembrance 1: 00 p.m. Thursday in the Kopriva Chapel. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation, Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital - Dialysis Unit, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place GUZAK on the subject line.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-04 published
HOLMES, Dr. E.R. "Clare," D.V.M.
At Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Clare HOLMES of Alliston, formerly of Beeton, in his 57th year, beloved life partner of Sheryl. Loving father of Christopher, Danielle and Andrew. Dear brother of Warren and his wife Mary and loving uncle of Caitlin and Evan Anne. Beloved son of Anne and the late Dr. E.R. HOLMES of Beeton. The family will receive Friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the chapel, 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday April 6, 2005. Donations in Clare's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the University of Guelph O.V.C. "Equine Research" would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
GOODE, Victoria (née HOLTOM)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa in her 89th year. Victoria, beloved wife of the late Archie Ross. Sadly missed by her children Shirley WRIGHT (Dennis), Doreen ORLECK, Norm FERGUSON (Wendy), Gary FERGUSON (Sandra,) Steve FERGUSON (Elaine) and their father Gordon FERGUSON. Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Victoria is survived by her sister Janet HOLMES and her brothers Robert HOLTOM and Al HOLTOM. A Memorial Service will be held at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) in the Chapel on Saturday, April 9th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Arthritis Society in Victoria's memory would be greatly appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
SPENCER, Mona A. (née LEGGO)
Peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Roy SPENCER. Loving mother of Jane HOLMES. Dear grandmother of Scott and Stephen, great-grandmother of three. A private family service has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
SCHULTZ, Gerald
Passed away peacefully in his 87th year on Friday, April 15, 2005 in the arms of his family at Trillium Hospital. Gerry was lovingly cared for by his wife Betty since his earlier stroke in 1998 and they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. Gerry's humour and concern for others will be sadly missed by those who knew him. He loved seeing his grandchildren Emma and Scott LEON, Kent and Meghan SCHULTZ, and Leah HILL. He was a wonderful papa. Beloved father of Maxine and her husband Eric, Clark and Sue SIMPSON and her daughter Martha, Mary Anne and her husband Robin. Predeceased by his daughter Valerie and his sisters Pat GORDON, Ruth GOODE and Jess FALLIS. Best friend to his brother Dr. Max SCHULTZ and sister Dorothy McDONALD. Brother-in-law and dear friend of Elsie and Dave HOLMES (deceased,) Ginny and John ROSS, Hugh and Francis ROSS (both deceased.) After graduating from Queen's University, Gerry served in World War 2 with the 1st Division of the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers in Sicily, Italy, Belgium, France, Holland and Germany. He was still close Friends with the VAN OORLE family of Belgium, who invited the young officer to live in their home while stationed nearby. Gerry was born in Thessalon and loved Northern Ontario. He worked for many years in the lumber industry as had his father Charles SCHULTZ before him, spending 3 years as a logging superintendent for Abitibi. Three dams that he built on the Mississaugi River are still in operation. His family also ran Schultz Hardware in Thessalon. Upon moving to Toronto, he worked until his retirement as Manager of Technical Services at Goodyear Canada in New Toronto. Mr. SCHULTZ is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) 905-278-5546 on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m., followed by cremation.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
CLIFFORD, Charles Thomas " Tom"
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 in his 81st year. Beloved son of the late John and Susan. Survived by his brother Bill (Jean) of Owen Sound and sister-in-law Bessie. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy, Jack and Jim. All his nieces and nephews and very close Friends will miss him. Tom was a former City Councillor for 27 years (chaired every standing committee), former member of the Board of Education. He also held the position as Harbour Commissioner, Hydro Commissioner, member of the Toronto East General Hospital's Board of Governors, and member of the College of Nurses Council & Discipline Committee. Tom served overseas in World War 2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Member of the Rameses Shriners, past president of Riverdale Kiwanis Club, past president of Gilbert and Sullivan Society, former owner of Lakeside Golf Club in Haliburton and member of Yorkminster Park Baptish Church. Tom's tireless volunteer work touched too many to mention. Visitation to be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.), on Tuesday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Reverend J. Peter HOLMES officiating, 1585 Yonge Street (at Heath Street) on Thursday, April 28, 11: 00 a.m. A reception to follow in the church. Interment Resthaven Cemetery. If desired, a memorial donation may be made to the Toronto East General Foundation, 825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 3E7.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
SMITH, Matthew
Suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Pickering, Ontario on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at the age of 32. Survived by his fiancée Kasia; loving daughter Chenelle; mother Veronica HOLMES and father George SMITH; five brothers and two sisters. Matthew will be missed by his entire family, many close Friends and co-workers. Friends may call at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (416-267-8229) on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 from 5 until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 from 12 until 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the cemetery chapel at 1 p.m. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a trust fund for Kasia and Chenelle would be appreciated. Please call 416-441-3285 for account details.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-10 published
HOLMES, Pamela
Peacefully, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Castleview-Wychwood Towers, in her 78th year. Dear mother of Gerry and his wife Marilyn, Susan and her husband Ian, and Marilyn and her husband Randy. Pamela will be lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren, their spouses, and eleven great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Saturday, June 11, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
RILEY, Rosa L. (née MATTHEWS)
On June 16, 2005 at Westburn Manor, Etobicoke, Ontario at the age 92. Beloved wife of the late John RILEY. Loving mother of the late Virginia and her husband Edward BYCE. Devoted daughter of the late Clara and Overton MATTHEWS. Dear sister of June HOLMES (John) and Edward MATTHEWS (Darlene.) Dear sister-in-law of Jean and Alene MATTHEWS. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by sister Iris JONES, and brothers Paul, Baby Donald, Bruce and Frank MATTHEWS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway), on Monday, June 20, 2005, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. A Private Family interment will be held at Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
THOMAS, Laurence Stanley
(Member of the Tiny Township Fire Department, Co-ordinator of Georgian Bay Search and Rescue and Employee of ELCAN) Passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 7, 2005. Laurence THOMAS of Deanlea Beach, in his 47th year. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of Jennifer and Grayson both at home. son of the late Stanley and Constance THOMAS. Dear brother of Sally (Glenn) HOLMES of Huntsville and Victoria McCLURE of Calgary. Son-in-law of Kenneth and Faye POWELL. Brother-in-law of Terri (Richard) ZINCK and Mark (Robin) POWELL. Laurence will also be missed by his 11 nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, August 12 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Pacemaker Clinic at St. Michael's Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
LANG, Gordon Aylmer
Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 21, 2005 in his 80th year. Gordon LANG, of Perkinsfield, beloved husband of Eleanor for 57 years. Loving father of Wendy LANG of Perkinsfield, David LANG of Penetanguishene, and Joanne LANG of Perkinsfield. Dear grandfather of Kimberley, Melissa, Michael, and the late Christopher. Great-grandfather of Andrew and Mitchell. Dear brother of Bernice HOLMES, and the late George, Lazelle, and Margaret. Family and Friends will be received at the J.H. Lynn Chapel Of Carson Funeral Homes, 290 First Street, Midland, 705-526-6551 on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in the chapel on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 3 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Unit would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.comA Memorial Tree will be planted by the J.H. Lynn Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
POLLOCK, Winifred " Wynn"
(Past Matron of Simcoe Chapter Eastern Star and Longtime Member of Keswick United Church Women). Peacefully, at Southlake Village, Newmarket, on Thursday, August 25, 2005, in her 98th year. Dearly loved wife for 67 years of Art POLLOCK of Keswick. Loving mother of Gail KAY of Keswick and Heather and Doug HOLMES of Queensville. Cherished grandmother of Craig, Shelly, Dwayne, Corinne and Darin. Great-grandmother of Ryan, Tyler, Bradly and Sarah. Wynn will be greatly missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The QueenswayS., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from Keswick United Church, 177 Church Street, Keswick, on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m., followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-16 published
COUTTS, Mary Estella (née CHATTERSON)
Formerly of Goodwood Park Court. Peacefully at her home in Cobourg on Thursday, September 15th, 2005, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill, 1998). Predeceased by her sisters Sadie, Hazel, Violet, Ruth, and her brother Walter. Dear aunt of Mary SLADE, Harwood HOLMES, Sandra PANZINI, James CHATTERSON, Mary (Bunny) DUNCAN, Elaine BUCHANAN, Barbara PLUMMER, and Rodger CAYEN. Loved godmother of Bonnie SLADE. Also survived by her many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Jackie GLOVER, and David WYLIE. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack 'Danforth' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main Street Subway) 416-698-3121, on Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel Sunday morning at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
HOLMES, Ivy Doris
It is with great sorrow that the family announce the sudden passing of Ivy on Sunday, September 11, 2005 in her 76th year. Ivy's memory will be cherished by her children Nancy (George), Ron, Janet (Greg), Donna (Mike), and by Michael. She will be sadly missed by her sister Anne, brothers Wilfred and George and by many nieces and nephews. Loving grandmother of Christina, Shawn, Kelly, Ronny Jr., Jessica, and great-grandmother of Andrew. Predeceased by her parents Blanche and William, husband Robert and by her brother Harvey. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Sunday, September 18, 2005 from 5: 00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2005 in the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In memory of Ivy, donations to the Toronto Humane Society would be welcomed.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
HOLMES, Kathleen Evelyn
Peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Friday September 23, 2005, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Jesse (Jim) HOLMES. Loving mother of Thomas Lee HOLMES and Melanie WILLIAMS, and Douglas DORRINGTON. Proud Nana of 3 year old Ethan, and grandmother of 5 adult grandchildren. Survived by her sister Pearl and her husband Wazir ALI. Aunt Kay will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Rd. at Yonge St.) Barrie, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday September 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery 12 noon Tuesday. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
JEFFRIES, Laurel " Lori" (formerly HOLMES, née KEAN)
Of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, formerly of Richmond Hill, died tragically as the result of a motor vehicle accident in the Dominican Republic on September 27, 2005 in her 45th year. Loved mother of Dalyse, Jayme, Jesse and Luke. Loved daughter of Audrey and Willis KEAN. Wife of Steve JEFFRIES. Sister of Karyn, Chuck and Garry. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Former wife and close friend of Peter HOLMES. Daughter-in-law of Karen and David JEFFRIES. Fondly remembered by Helen and Hedley HOLMES and family. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 from 11 a.m. until time of Service at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
HOLMES, Henry " Harry"
Peacefully at his residence on Monday, October 10, 2005, in his 97th year. Husband of the late Doris. Loving father of Dorothy TESTER, Glenn HOLMES and his wife Sally, Wayne HOLMES and his wife Joan. Cherished grandfather of Karen, Paul, Laura, Jason, Ryan, Wendy and Amanda. Harry will be missed by his 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Trull (East Toronto) Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Thursday, October 13th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. In memory of Harry, donations may be made to the Sick Children's Hospital Foundation.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
HOLMES, William Angus
On Thursday, October 13, 2005, at the Cummer Lodge, in his 95th year. Retired as Staff Sergeant in 1969 - 31 Division. Loving husband of the late Lily HOLMES. Dear father of Bruce and his wife Gail, and Glenys WHITEWAY and her husband Edward. Loving grandfather of Dianne THORNE, Brenda and Michael HOLMES. Great-grandfather of Sarah, Rebecca and Ryan. Dear brother of Gordon and sister Helen. Predeceased by parents Euphemia and William HOLMES and brothers George, Joseph, Allan, John, Robert and sisters Hazel and Winnie. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles), NorthYork, on Monday, October 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service complete in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Private family interment at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
COLEMAN, William Elmer
Peacefully at Shelburne Residence, Shelburne, on Saturday, October 15, 2005, Elmer COLEMAN, in his 96th year, beloved husband of the late Luella McCUTCHEON. Loving father of Donna and Howard HOLMES. Cherished grandfather of John and Brenda HOLMES, Rob and Faye HOLMES. Dear great-granddad of Kyle, Courtney, Morgan and Mallory. Predeceased by his sisters Olive GALLAUGHER, Myrtle (Barber) AVISON. Dear friend of Donna KIDNIY. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Tuesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, October 19 at 1: 30 o'clock. Interment Relessey Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Shelburne Residence, 200 Robert Street, Shelburne, L0N 1S1 or Relessey Cemetery, c/o Donna HOLMES, R.R.#1, Orangeville L9W 2Y8. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
ALLEN, Jean Rodgers (née KERFOOT)
Peacefully after a short illness on Friday, November 18, 2005 at Christie Gardens, in her 89th year. Dear wife of E. Basil ALLEN. She will be lovingly remembered by step-son Lawrence, step-daughter Leslie and Linda ALLEN as well as her beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Fifth daughter of the late Major H.W. and Annie KERFOOT. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy HOLMES, Helen WALMSLEY, Anna KERFOOT, Ruth MORRIS and her brother J.T. (Jack) KERFOOT. A graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto and McGill University, Jean served for many years as Chief Librarian at the Ontario Legislative Library. Visitation from the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (two lights west of Yonge) on Tuesday, November 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Bedford Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
DUTKA, Michael Peter
Passed away on Wednesday, November 30th, 2005. Survived by his children Melanie (Doug CLARKE) and Michael and their mother Susan. Also survived by his brother Fred and his partner Michael ANDERSON, sister Rose Marie (Kenneth HOLMES) and brother-in-law Dennis CAMPBELL. Predeceased by his parents Jean and Stanley and sister Margaret. He will be missed by many other family members and Friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 2nd, 2005 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, 416-267-8229). A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. Burial and reception to follow. If desired, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Visit www.etouch.ca for further details.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
MEARNS, Dorothy Isabell (née BANNON)
Peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at York Central Hospital with her family by her side. Reunited with her late husband Bob (Bobby) and son Dan. Loving mother to Dale and his wife Jude, and daughter-in-law June. Cherished grandmother of Danny. Dear sister of Lynn WARREN, Patti NICHOLS, Catherine HOLMES and Joe BANNON. Sister-in-law of the late Bill MEARNS. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her many special nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (west of Royal York Rd.) on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 11 o'clock. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
HOLMES, Frances " Frankie" (née McCLUSKEY)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her three children John (Viv), Frankie (Tracy), and Cathy, on December 7, 2005. Predeceased by her loving husband Colin William HOLMES. Predeceased by her parents John and Sarah McCLUSKEY, brothers James and John, sisters Marie, Peggy, Jane, Kay, and Sadie. Loving grandmother to Dan and Sheran (James). Loving great-grandmother to Malcolm, Mason, and Madeline. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, north of Steeles Ave., 905-456-8190), on Thursday, December 8th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, December 9th from 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. at Saint John Fisher Roman Catholic Church in Bramalea. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
DUNN, Ethel Louise
Peacefully at Simcoe Manor, Beeton on Friday, December 23rd, 2005. Ethel DUNN of Beeton and formerly of Bracebridge, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Larry DUNN. Survived by Judy FIRTH and her husband John of Barrie and Bill DUNN of Bracebridge. Loving grandmother of Steven FIRTH, Tim and Terry DUNN and the late Jason FIRTH. Dear sister of Marie CAMPBELL, Edith O'BRIEN, Joan HARDINGE, Gord HOLMES, the late Elsie HARDY, Mae BALDING, Art and Jack HOLMES, Doris WILLS, Nora ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Marge DAVIS. At Ethel's request, a Family Service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1L4.

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HOLMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
SCOTT, James Allan " Jay"
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of James Allan "Jay" SCOTT, on December 26, 2005, in his 56th year. A devoted husband, father and son, a gifted artist, and a major contributor to the community, Jay touched the lives of many. Jay is the beloved husband of Brenda (née HOLLOWAY,) devoted father of Heather, Anne and Thomas, and loved son of John M. and Sonya (née LAURIE) SCOTT. He is predeceased by his brother John (Robin) SCOTT. Jay's was a precious life and we all were raised above the mundane for having known him. Jay was a mentor and friend to many, including Burlington Youth Soccer, Community Living Toronto, Burlington Potters' Guild, family and Friends. Thank you to family and Friends for their on-going support and the fine care provided by Dr. John HOLMES, Dr. Ian DARCEL, Nurse Clinicians and Physicians of Joseph Brant Hospital, Hamilton General and London Health Sciences Centre. Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of Jay's life, Wednesday, January 4, 2006. Hosted by the Scott family, this celebration will take place at the Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario. Reception at 6: 30 p.m. Tributes to Jay begin at 7:30 p.m. For directions visit www.burlingtonartcentre.on.ca. If desired, donations may be directed to the Children's Education Fund.

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