HURTIBESE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
BINNS, Allan S.
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday February 20, 2005 in his 77th year. Allan BINNS, beloved husband of Anne BINNS. Loving father of Leslie HURTIBESE, Nancy SIBBALD, Judith McKENDRY. Dear grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dear brother of Barb BUCHAN of New Zealand. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", 264 Burton Ave. (between Essa Rd. and Huronia Rd.) Barrie on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at Roberta Place, 503 Essa Rd. Barrie on Wednesday February 23rd at 10: 00 a.m. If so desired, a donation to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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HURTTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
HURTTA, Thomas Alexander (1910-2005)

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HURTUBISE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
Crossing the finish line his specialty
Bill LINDO swam, cycled and ran almost to the end
Top triathlete was also a successful businessman
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
This is a story of a life in the fast lane. A very long fast lane.
Bill LINDO, 83, is believed to have been Canada's oldest triathlete, entering and often winning the Olympic distance races of 1.5-kilometre swims, 40-kilometre cycles and 10-kilometre runs.
He thought it was easier than marathon running -- although he did a lot of that as well, including a personal best on April 13, 1981, his 60th birthday, at the prestigious Boston Marathon.
He'd been planning to stop running marathons after that one -- he always over-trained and he always sustained some injury or other -- but he did so well, easily conquering Heartbreak Hill at Mile 22, and felt so good crossing the finish line, he decided to revise that plan and keep on running.
There were plenty more finish lines for LINDO. He ran marathons in Toronto, Ottawa, New York, Chicago, a couple of more times in Boston, and he had the T-shirts to prove it. In 1992, when he was 71, he competed for the Canadian national team at the world championship triathlon event held at Deerhurst Inn in Muskoka, the first time ever in Canada. He crossed that finish line looking as if he had just run around the block.
Perhaps that is what it felt like, too. LINDO had been training hard for that meet, three hours a day, six days a week, swimming six, cycling 120 and running 80 kilometres. Actually he'd been training to compete in Hawaii's famous Iron Man, infinitely more gruelling as it includes a full marathon run, and he'd been travelling around the province's triathlete circuit. He was spotted at a Guelph event and urged to try out for the national team. He qualified, but he had to be talked into competing at the world championship because it meant he would have to miss the Iron Man event.
"He told us that he couldn't say no, that they were giving him all this great stuff," his daughter Elaine LINDO said. "Red-and-white warm-up pants, swimsuit, hat, singlet, all kinds of stuff. He couldn't resist."
He was the only Canadian competing in the over-60 age categories there were nine athletes over 70. Wearing red and white and the number 1104, LINDO came fourth.
"He was the hometown hero. Everybody knew who he was," Elaine recalled. She remembered that the crowds went wild when her father came into view. "When he crossed the finish line, he looked so fresh, like he could do another triathlon. The Japanese guy could barely make it across the line."
The photo Elaine took of her father crossing the line is reproduced here. Of all the photos of all his finishes, this one was his favourite. He was upright, he was fresh and he was laughing.
LINDO died at home on January 13.
"He liked winning his categories to the point where he was the only one in his age category," said another daughter, film director Eleanore LINDO. "He wanted to compete until there was no one left."
But then LINDO decided what he really liked about the triathlon was biking, so for his 75th birthday, and in honour of what was supposed to be his retirement, he flew one of his titanium racing bikes to Amsterdam, where he rode around Holland. He then flew to Paris and rode through that city and France, and then on to to Switzerland, where he told his family he biked halfway up the Matterhorn.
Sure, they said. But maybe he really did, as his wife Bernice and their seven children well knew.
LINDO started getting fit sometime around his 50th birthday. He was out on the golf course kibitzing with some Friends and business colleagues when he commented on the girth of one of the men. Then he found out the man wore waist size 44: the same as LINDO. He joined the Y -- his family thinks it might well have been the next day -- taking up racquet ball, then squash.
Then he joined the Fitness Institute the first year it opened and got really serious about his workouts. Around the club he was famous for his endurance and fitness level, especially on the stationary bike, where he could go faster and longer than the professional hockey players working out next to him.
"Dad used to say they were wusses," said daughter Christine MILCAWICH. Here was a man who used to bike from his Beach-area home to Picton Provincial Park, bike around the park and then back home, all on a Sunday afternoon. "He had to do everything full force."
LINDO had at least two collisions with cars while training; the emergency-room doctors at Toronto East General Hospital once teased Bernice that she had brought her husband in more than all of their seven kids combined.
Sometimes he'd come in from training sessions looking tired and drained. "But he'd walk up the stairs, have a shower and be fully recovered when he came back down," his wife said.
Five years ago, he and Eleanore took up tennis. "He used me as a backboard," said Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet Club tennis coach Scott HURTUBISE. "He was remarkable. Only a small handful of people have his agility and tenacity."
LINDO grew up in Toronto's east end, where he was known as the "singing delivery boy," working at the grocery store of his buddy Steve STAVRO's father, at the corner of Queen St. E. and Coxwell Ave. A dropout after Grade 11, he was serving in Italy driving a supply truck in the middle of the action at Anzio when he vowed that if he got out of the war, he was going to settle down, get married and make something of himself. His mother decided she knew just the right girl, whom she took with her to the train station to welcome home the returning soldier. He and Bernice settled in his old family home at 11 Cherry Nook Gardens and had seven children in 10 years.
He worked in sales for a chemical company for years, taking his university degree in chemistry at night. In the early 1960s, LINDO formed a can distribution company that became the second largest in the country. His flagship company, TML Industries in Pickering, is run today by daughters Christine and Marguerite, and by Peter, his only son.
LINDO and his best friend Joe WOMERSLEY also started up Linwo Industries, a chemical packaging company. "Bill was a wizard at figures. He could set up a big quote in his head in 10 minutes," WOMERSLEY said. Entrepreneurial and adventurous, they also kick-started the first company in the country to make aerosol packaging, then another business making heavy-truck accessories, and later a company manufacturing the first artificial fireplace logs in Canada.
If things were getting tense at a meeting, or slow at a convention, LINDO would stand on his head and sing "Old Man River." If circumstances permitted, he'd stand on his head, drink a beer and belt out the song.
LINDO ran his businesses the way he ran his races, one after another after another. Soon he and WOMERSLEY were setting up a plant in Edmonton making plastic gallon jugs for antifreeze and another facility in Buffalo to wind 2.4 million cases of Stretch 'n' Seal for Colgate Palmolive in five years.
Then there was the Weed As You Walk weed killer. Dr. Maggie's Pet Food Supplement was his last business venture.
LINDO was still working four days a week and working out even more often when he was diagnosed with cancer. The last year of his life was the only time in which he'd ever been sick. Eleanore said he never gave up on the idea that he would do another triathlon. As his long-time friend WOMERSLEY said, "His heart was like a diesel motor. You can't stop that running. It was only his body that disintegrated and in the end gave out."

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HURWICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-04 published
HURWICH, Rose " Roey"
On Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at Terrace Garden. Roey HURWICH, beloved wife of Nathan. Dear sister of the late Percy APPLEBAUM, Becky BINSTOCK, Joseph ALLEN, Max APPLEBAUM, and Ann SWADRON. Devoted aunt to many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Thursday, November 3, 2005. If desired, donations may be made to the Roey Hurwich Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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HURWITZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
GROSS, Harold
On Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in Florida. Harold GROSS, beloved husband of Rose. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael GROSS, and Marsha and Earl HURWITZ. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Beatrice and the late Ted LIPSON, and Ernie and Lorna GROSS. Devoted grandfather of David and Jeffrey GROSS, Kenneth HURWITZ and Jessica ZACKHEIM, and Corey HURWITZ, and great-grandfather of Ryan. Sadly missed by Howard and Amalia REISMAN, Heather REISMAN and Gerry SCHWARTZ, Rhoda and Bill ALEXANDER, Ellen and Lon BABBY, and Frances NOVACK and Gary POLLACK. For service information please call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 416-663- 9060 or view our web site, www.benjamins.ca Shiva 110 Bloor Street W., Suite 2008. If desired, donations may be made to the Harold GROSS Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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HURWITZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
HURSON, H. George
Peacefully at his home in Toronto on October 19, 2005 in his 90th year. Beloved father of Tim, brother of Harry M.B. HURWITZ, grandfather of Emily, Branwen, Peter and Max, and husband to Marlene DE WAAL. A memorial gathering will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (two lights west of Yonge), on Saturday, October 29 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Facilitators Without Borders at www.fwb.ca or 72 Indian Road Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M6P 2G1.

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HURWITZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-26 published
LUDWIG, Charles " Chuck"
Passed away suddenly on Friday, November 18, 2005, one month and one day before his 93rd birthday. He was a source of strength for his family and a reliable friend to those who knew him.
He was born in Winnipeg to Sarah and Lazer Hirsch LUDWIG, the first Canadian-born child in a family of six children. His education was interrupted by the Depression. After helping his family survive through the roughest years, Chuck went to New York to be trained as a furrier. He returned to take a position at Perth's Furriers, where he worked for over 40 years. He enjoyed doing business and engaging customers in breezy conversation. He kept thousands of people in Winnipeg warm and comfortable in the latest styles.
But it was his twinkling blue eyes, broad smile, and warmth of personality for which he will be most widely remembered. He was genuinely interested in people. More importantly, family and Friends could always count on him for help with any problem.
Chuck married Toby (Toots) LUDWIG in 1937. They had 68 affectionate years together, raised two daughters and enjoyed an active social life. In recent years, Chuck lovingly took care of Toots as her health declined.
Chuck was an enthusiastic volunteer in political campaigns and community affairs. He was an avid fisherman and taught his nephews to enjoy the sport. He was the skip on the curling team with his three brothers-in-law and was president of the Maple Leaf Curling Club. He was a regular member at the Zaida's table at the Asper Jewish Community Centre, eagerly greeting passersby, including the young children who quickly learned he always had candy in his pockets.
He is survived by his wife Toots, daughters Sandy HURWITZ (Syd PALANSKY) and Alicia MATAS (Robert,) grandchildren Paula (Jeff,) Hayley-Ann (Anthony), Jared (Cheryl) and Max (Danya), great-granddaughters Rebecca and Lauren, sisters-in-law Lola, Alice and Betty and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral was held November 20. Pallbearers -- Syd PALANSKY, Robert, Jared and Max MATAS, Jeff TROSSMAN, and Dane HERSHBERG. Honorary Pallbearers -- Izzy MINUK and Bill BROWNSTONE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toots and Chuck LUDWIG Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Suite C400 - 123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg, R3N 2B2, 204.477.7525 (www.jewishfoundation.org).

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HURWITZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
GROSS, Harold
On Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in Florida. Harold GROSS, beloved husband of Rose. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael GROSS, and Marsha and Earl HURWITZ. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Beatrice and the late Ted LIPSON, and Ernie and Lorna GROSS. Devoted grandfather of David and Jeffrey GROSS, Kenneth HURWITZ and Jessica ZACKHEIM, and Corey HURWITZ, and great-grandfather of Ryan. Sadly missed by Howard and Amalia REISMAN, Heather REISMAN and Gerry SCHWARTZ, Rhoda and Bill ALEXANDER, Ellen and Lon BABBY, and Frances NOVACK and Gary POLLACK. For service information please call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 416-663-9060 or view our website, www.benjamins.ca. Shiva 110 Bloor Street West, Suite 2008. If desired, donations may be made to the Harold Gross Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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HURWITZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
OCKRANT, Alan
On Monday, December 26, 2005 at York Central Hospital. Alan OCKRANT, beloved husband of Diane. Loving father and father-in-law of Cindy and Mark PERRAS, and Lori OCKRANT. Beloved son-in-law of Sadie COLLIS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Corinne and Gerald HURWITZ. Dear brother-in-law of Sid and Hélène DIAMENT. Devoted Zaidie of Skylar MacKENZIE. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Pride of Israel Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 100 Thornbrook Court. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-888-939-3333.

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