JAMA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-10 published
An 'unbelievable' loss
Families try to cope with gun slayings of two young men
Summer weekend began with a wedding and ended in death
By Henry STANCU and Patrick EVANS, Staff Reporters
More than 1,000 people are expected at an Etobicoke mosque this morning to mourn the deaths of two young men killed early Monday and to pray for Toronto's gun violence to end.
Loyan Ahmed GILAO, 23, and Ali Mohamud ALI, 19, will be honoured in a 9 a.m. service at the Khalid Bin Al Waliid mosque on Bethridge Rd. near Kipling Ave.
Last night, throngs of people visited, telephoned and emailed the two Friends' families in Etobicoke and Richmond Hill.
Mohamed GILAO, a prominent member of the Somali community in Toronto, described his son's death as "unbelievable" and the outpouring of condolences as "overwhelming."
"Every week, we had set aside one day to communicate as father and son, but lately Loyan has been busy; we didn't have that opportunity in the seven days before he died. That's the sad part," he said, weeping.
"My wife (Ayan OSMAN) is very strong for me and we are leaning on each other."
GILAO, a third-year York University commerce student, and ALI were celebrating with a group of Friends Sunday, the day after serving in the wedding party at a friend's marriage.
The two were gunned down after a night out at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Sherbourne St. They were with a group of six to seven men, standing at the corner of Homewood Ave. and Maitland Place after leaving the nightclub.
A man walked toward them on Homewood and, without any words, pulled out a handgun and fired several times toward the group, police said.
ALI died from a gunshot wound to the head and GILAO died from a gunshot wound to the chest, an autopsy showed yesterday.
GILAO had been planning to announce his engagement to his girlfriend Zainab ALI in the coming months.
The elder GILAO, who has travelled several times on peace missions to his homeland, is a respected figure in both the Somali community and across Greater Toronto.
He was praised as a major "touchstone" in a community that transcends culture, religion and politics. Friends said the elder GILAO was given the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award two years ago and honoured with a Young Men's Christian Association Peace Medallion for helping people in his adopted community and homeland.
The couple, who immigrated to Canada from Somalia in 1990, have four daughters, 8 to 20.
In Richmond Hill, ALI's grieving family received relatives and Friends at their house. ALI's uncle, Ahmed JAMA, said that since Monday as many as 500 people had come to pay their respects.
About two dozen mourners stood outside the home last night, talking in small groups and keeping a quiet watch on ALI's father, mother and three sisters. Visitors pulled up in a steady stream of cars. Neighbours came on foot.
ALI's father, Mahamud JAMA, said his son moved to Vancouver eight months ago to chase his dreams. He said ALI dreamed big, with all the energy and optimism of a 19-year-old man who had just begun to make his way in the world.
"He had a lot of ambitions," JAMA said. "He was planning to open a business, his own trucking company. He would say, 'Dad, this is what I'm planning. I know I need to work hard.'"
JAMA said ALI came back two weeks ago for the wedding.
He made a full vacation out of his Toronto visit, arriving just in time for Caribana two weekends ago, spending time with his family and attending the wedding on Friday. JAMA said ALI's holiday was almost over when he was killed. "He had a rental car due Monday."
JAMA said his son wasn't involved in any gang or criminal activity. "My kid has never been with any gang," he said. "He was not violent. He had no record with the police."
The gun violence in Toronto has cost JAMA his only son, and he's furious about it.
"Get rid of the thugs who are killing innocents," he said. "We are grieving now. Every day another family is grieving. The city has to clear this sort of thing up. We have to get rid of these guns."
ALI was born 19 years ago in Hargeisa, Somalia. His family came to Canada when he was 2.
Police are seeking a man in his 20s, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet and 150 to 160 pounds, with black braids and a goatee. He was wearing jeans, a black T-shirt and a blue do-rag.

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JAMA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
Victims didn't provoke killer
Friends shot 'execution-style'
1,500 at funeral for slain men
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Staff Reporter
There was no altercation, no sideways glance, not even an exchange of words.
A man who watched in horror as two of his Friends were shot to death execution-style told the Toronto Star yesterday that nothing had occurred that would have provoked the attack.
The Friends had just left the Phoenix Concert Theatre early Monday morning. "We were having a good time, just celebrating. We never had any arguments, no problems," he said yesterday before attending the double funeral for Loyan Ahmed GILAO, 23, and Ali Mohamud ALI, 19.
"It all happened so fast, in a split second. I was walking behind ALI and he shot him point-blank, execution-style," said the friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
"There was no one on the sidewalk, just two prostitutes on the road. We didn't expect it. All you hear is multiple shots and then nothing. And then multiple shots."
ALI died from a gunshot wound to the head, while GILAO died from a gunshot to the chest. A third man was also hurt in the shooting around 4 a.m.
Before the tragic turn, the trio had been with about a dozen of their buddies at the Sherbourne St. club capping off a celebratory weekend that included a friend's wedding.
While at the club, there were no problems between any of the group members and anyone else at the club, said the friend with certainty.
After leaving, a group of five headed to a car parked near Homewood Ave. and Maitland Pl. where a man approached them and, without warning, opened fire, said the friend.
"It doesn't make sense," he said at the Etobicoke mosque yesterday where 1,500 people united in grief to pay their final respects to the men, heralded as leaders within the Somali community.
"They weren't into anything bad," he said, ruling out gang ties or retaliation.
His sentiments were echoed by many who said the overwhelming turnout was a testament to how deeply the pair were loved and admired.
"As a collective Somali community we are grieving, they were killed for nothing," said ALI's aunt, Khadija ABDI. " All of us are shocked, except for the parents. I think they are dead inside."
Both families moved to Canada during the 1980s to give their children a better and safer life, she said. But in a sad twist of fate, the young men were victims of the kind of violence their parents wanted to shield them from.
"Loyan's father has been very active in the community promoting peace, and now to have his son killed in that context is very tragic," said Cassandra FERNANDES, a policy and community consultant for the city who attended the funeral yesterday on behalf of the mayor.
GILAO's father, Mohamed GILAO, is a prominent and well-respected member of Toronto's Somali community who has travelled on various peace missions to his homeland.
Yesterday both GILAO's and ALI's parents were too overwhelmed to speak publicly about the loss of their firstborn and only sons. ALI's mother, Suleka HUSSEIN, already fragile from a heart condition, was so overcome with grief that she fainted by the entrance moments after viewing her son's body.
One of about a dozen police officers on duty in front of the Khalid Bin Al Waliid mosque was on hand to help. Minutes later paramedics arrived to treat HUSSEIN, who was well enough to return inside shortly after.
Relatives of both men, some of whom travelled from British Columbia, Alberta and Virginia to attend the funeral, spoke warmly of the young men's benevolent spirits.
"ALI was a generous person, always giving to people what he had," said his sister, Amran Ali JAMA.
Her red-rimmed eyes filled with tears when she added, "it was just the wrong place and wrong time."
GILAO, nicknamed Banks because he'd always find spare change for children, would literally take the shirt off his back for a friend, said aunt Hawa GILAO.
"He only had one-third of the clothing he bought in his closet," she said, adding, "he loved to help people."
In an effort to "continue his legacy" and keep his memory and name alive, the GILAO family is thinking of starting a foundation in his name, she said, adding the money would likely go to families who've lost children to violence.
Friends of the duo remembered them as bright young men with bright futures. "Loyan was the sweetest person you could ever come across," said Roda ALI, who was Friends with both men.
"And ALI, he could've been somebody really great. They were both the perfect children."
GILAO, a third-year York University commerce student, was planning to propose to his girlfriend of three years in the coming months.
Meanwhile, ALI had recently moved to Vancouver, where he was trying to start a trucking company. He had returned to Toronto for his friend's wedding and was scheduled to go back to British Columbia early this week.
After the funeral service, mourners made their way to Beechwood Cemetery, where both men were buried.

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JAMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-22 published
McKINLAY, Bessie Jean
Peacefully in Thornbury, on Sunday, March 20th, 2005. Bessie McKINLAY, daughter of the late Duncan and Mary (JAMES) McKINLAY, of Collingwood Township, in her 82nd year. Beloved sister of Harvie McKINLAY and his wife, Alma of Ravenna. Predeceased by a brother Francis McKINLAY (1993) and his wife Jean (1997.) Special aunt of James (Joan) McKINLAY, Duncan (Susan) McKINLAY, Elizabeth McKINLAY (David MORRIS), Emily (Bruce) SINCLAIR, Rosemary (Ken) MITCHELL, Jon (Ada) McKINLAY, and Anna (Bruce) PATERSON. Fondly remembered great-aunt of eleven. Visiting at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Wednesday from 6: 00 until 9: 00 p.m. Funeral services and a celebration of Bessie's life will be conducted at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Thursday March 24 at 11: 00 a.m. with visiting at the church the hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the SIM (Suan Interior Mission) or a charity of choice would be appreciated.
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JAMES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-21 published
HART, Eira Ivy (née JAMES)
Peacefully, at her home in Owen Sound, on Friday, June 17th, 2005. Eira Ivy HART (née JAMES) of Owen Sound, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late David HART. Loving mother of Brenda SHURETY and her husband, Michael, of Owen Sound, Gerald HART and his wife, Jane, Jackie GOODES and her husband, Peter, and Derek HART and his wife, Julie, all of the United Kingdom. Proud grandmother of Samantha SHURETY, Christopher SHURETY, Georgina HART, Tim HART, Kaye BUSTIN and her husband, Tim, Jonathon GOODES and his wife, Emma, Scott HART and Jodi HART; and great-grandmother of Ella BUSTIN and Mark GOODES. Predeceased by her parents, Ivy and May JAMES. Eira HART was a lady of high energy and strong will. She raised four babies and young children in London, England by herself during the bombing blitz of the 1939-45 war, as her husband was away fighting. He was wounded during the Italy Landings and lost an eye. After the war, Eira and her husband, David, ran several retail businesses. Eira's strong character and will ensured that the businesses prospered. After retirement, she immigrated to Canada to live with her eldest daughter, Brenda SHURETY and her family. She became the much loved matriarch of the family and will be missed terribly. She was a grand old lady of great willpower and had an even greater generosity of heart. A Funeral Service for Eira HART will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492), on Friday, June 24th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Edward WAGNER officiating.
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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-05 published
NEEB, Harold Jacob
Harold Jacob passed away suddenly on Monday, January 3, 2005 at the Stratford General Hospital, Harold J. NEEB of Tavistock, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Betty CLARK- NEEB. Loving father of Wayne NEEB, Sharon and husband Lou MANTLE and Marilyn and husband Leonard JAMES, all of London. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Bentley, Troy, Robert, Debbie, Christine and Doug and by his great grandchildren Robbie, Justin, Shana, Garret, Miranda, Mitchell, Ethan, Hanna, David, Angelina, Tyler and Derek and great great granddaughter Brooke. Also survived by his step daughters Nancy and husband Dave FARIS of Tavistock and Marilyn CLARK of Vancouver. By his step grandchildren Kim, Joe, Melanie and Tami and step great granddaughter Kaya. Predeceased by his first wife Doris (1980), second wife Rhea (1995), grand_son Randy MANTLE (1997,) sisters Florence CHAMBERLAIN and Henrietta BROWN. Harold had worked as a Dairy Branch Field man for Oxford County and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where he served on the Church Council. A former School Board Trustee, former member of the Tavistock Men's Club and was a Member of the Tavistock Masonic Lodge #609 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Relatives and Friends may call at the Francis Funeral Home 77 Woodstock Street, North, Tavistock, on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastopol on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 2: 00 pm. Rev. Randy LIEDTKE officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Trinity Church Improvement Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-13 published
WILLIAMS, Phillip Charles
Mr. Phillip Charles WILLIAMS, age 70, of Church Street, Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Born in Watford, son of the late Alfred Charles WILLIAMS and the former Muriel TAILOR/TAYLOR and lived in London, Ontario. He graduated in 1954 from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in retail merchandising. While living in Toronto he was chairperson of Residential Tenancy Commission for the Province of Ontario in the role of a Senior Provincial Bureaucrat. Phil moved to Stratford in 1987 and was a local businessman. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 and a member of the Anglican Church. Phillip is the beloved husband of Beverley J. LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Loving father of Chuck WILLIAMS and wife Cathy and their children Matthew and Benjamin of Tantallon, Nova Scotia. Step-father of Connie and husband Craig BOLTON and their children Dylan and Phoebe, Stratford, Susan and husband Brian DILL and their children Braeden, Megan and Ian of Shakespeare. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Muriel WILLIAMS. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, N5A 5T7 (519) 271-7411 on Friday, January 14, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 a.m. Reverend Bill JAMES- ABRA will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
HOGG, Justin Richard
On January 19th, 2005, Justin Richard HOGG of London in his 25th year. Beloved son of Sandra and Bob. Dear brother of Cassandra. Loving grand_son of Helen and Robert HOGG and the late Pat and Ted GUDGEON. Fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles: Melsa and Ross WINGER, Lea and Perry JAMES and Mary Ellen and Barry BLOOMFIELD; and by his cousins: Quinton and Kim WINGER, Jodi and Scott BEATTIE, Brian and Heather BLOOMFIELD, Keith BLOOMFIELD and Jennifer BLOOMFIELD. Fondly remembered by his extended family and Friends. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Monday, January 24th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation in memory of Justin are asked to consider the Drug and Alcohol Addiction Research Foundation, 700 Richmond Street, Suite 201, London, N6A 5C7.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
JAMES, Joanne Margaret (née BOGART)
On Monday, January 31st, 2005 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Health Centre Grand River Hospital in her 51st year. Joanne (née BOGART,) beloved wife of Brad. Loving mother of Robert JAMES (Michelle) of Toronto and Kelly JAMES (Richard) at home. Also loved by her grand_son Alex. Dear sister of Terry BOGART (Tony) of Iona Station, Bonnie MILLIGAN (Glen) of Shedden, Bruce BOGART (Lori) of Glencoe, Roy BOGART (Angie) of Southwold and Betty Ann DEVRIES (Jeff) of Saint Thomas. Joanne will be missed by her many close and dear Friends. She was a dedicated employee at the Bank of Montreal (Highgate, Chatham, and Kitchener) where she had worked for more than 20 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (At Westmount), Kitchener, Ontario (519) 743-8900 on Saturday morning at 11: 00. Donations to Hope Spring or the Canadian Cancer Society. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-25 published
HILL, Violet
At her residence on Thursday, February 24, 2005, Violet HILL of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer and formerly of R.R.#1, Aylmer in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Alvin HILL (1995.) Dear mother of Paul HILL of Aylmer, David HILL and wife Karen of Aylmer, Patricia HENRY of Saint Thomas and Darlene JAMES and husband Harvey of Tillsonburg. Mother-in-law of Linda HILL of Aylmer. Grandmother to 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister to Murray ADLINGTON and wife Dorothy of Guelph. Also survived by a niece and a nephew. Predeceased by a grand_son Brian Henry. Violet was born in Calton, Ontario on May 07, 1923 to the late Clifton and Mabel (BEATTIE) PRESSEY (ADLINGTON.) She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints and the First Baptist Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Richmond Cemetery. Pastor Grant COLTHORPE, officiating. Donations to the Terrace Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-25 published
JAMES, Marion Rowena (formerly RIGGS, née MOORE)
At Longworth Long Term Care, London on Wednesday, February 23, 2005, Marion Rowena (MOORE) JAMES of London in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Reverend F. T. "Treve" JAMES and the late Cyrus M. RIGGS. Dear step-mother of William JAMES and his wife Joyce of Strathroy, Christine MURRAY of Kenora and Dorothy SCHULTZ of Chatham. Predeceased by her brothers Clarence and Clifford MOORE. Dear sister-in-law of James CUNNINGHAM of London. Also loved by several nieces and nephews. Reverend JAMES and Marion were instrumental in the completion of Resurrection Anglican Church. Friends will be received one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Sunday, February 27th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery on Monday. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, Ontario N6C 1E7. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
JAMES, Thomas " Tom" Frederick
Thomas " Tom" Frederick JAMES of Saint Marys, suddenly at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on February 28, 2005 in his 64th. year. He was born in London, Ontario on August 29, 1941, son of the late Frederick T. JAMES and Edna May JAMES (ARBUCKLE.) Tom was a dedicated employee of the Saint Marys Cement Plant from 1963 to 2002. Tom is survived by his wife Kathleen JAMES (KING,) whom he married in 1962; his brothers Alan JAMES of Terrace Bay and Nat JAMES and wife Pearl of Wellington, his children Lynda WILSON and husband Todd of Elmira, Travers JAMES and wife Niki of Granton and grandchildren Lydia and Amilya WILSON. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. James Anglican Church on Church Street, Saint Marys on Thursday March 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment in Saint Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-04 published
HAYTER, Eleanor Elizabeth (née SCOTT)
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, she passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, Saturday, April 2, 2005, Eleanor Elizabeth (SCOTT) HAYTER, age 90, of London, formerly of Grand Bend. Beloved wife of the late Orval Gordon HAYTER (1985.) Loved mother of Verona and Russell SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of Exeter, Clare HAYTER of Thedford and the late Diane HAYTER (2000,) Irene BODNAR of London, Dale and Dianne HAYTER of Grand Bend, Allen and Marlene HAYTER of R.R.#3, Parkhill, Dawson and Betty HAYTER of Grand Bend. Lovingly remembered by her 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 3 greatgreat-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her daughter Olive Irene in infancy, several infant great-grandchildren, parents Robert and Mabel (JAMES) SCOTT. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church (London Road at Kirkton Road, South of Exeter) Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. The Reverend Keith GONYOU officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Isaiah 40: 31 If desired, memorial donations to the Gideons, Teen Challenge or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
CAMPBELL, Marion L. (formerly SHELDRICK, née CAMERON)
A resident of Chatham, Marion L. CAMPBELL died at Residence on the Thames on Saturday April 9, 2005 at the age of 83. Born in Raleigh Township on April 24, 1921 daughter of the late John H. and Alta (WATSON) CAMERON. Beloved wife of the late Flight Lt. G.I. (Happy) SHELDRICK (1945) and Mooney B. CAMPBELL (1989.) Loving mother of Gloria CHARLTON and her husband Ken of Tobermory, and Barbara Ann BONNELL and her husband Robert of Montreal. Cherished grandmother of Sean JAMES and wife Shawna of London, Mark BONNELL and wife Francisca of Chile, Kimberley HUBNER and husband Bryce of Vermont, and 6 greatgrandchildren. Sister of the late Jean (McIntyre) SIMPSON and Glenn CAMERON. Also survived by special sister-in-law Janet and her husband Dr. Blake BARLOW of Chatham. Marion will be fondly remembered by many extended family and Friends. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Chatham, and a former member of the Blenheim Golf Club and Blenheim Curling Club. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday April 13, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations may be made by cheque to St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund, or a charity of one's choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-06 published
PIERCE, William " Bill" B.
William (Bill) B., age 91, of Woodstock passed away in hospital in London on Wednesday May 4, 2005. Beloved husband of Jean PIERCE (PATTINSON) of Woodstock and father of Beverly of Chicago and Mary of London. Special Grandfather of Avril and Madeline LANG of London and Father-in-law of Quintin LANG. Uncle of Mary MADDEN, Margaret JAMES and Tommy KIDD of Ireland. Predeceased by his brother Francis, sister Eleanor and sister Annie, all of Ireland.
Bill was born in Ballyroebuck, County Wexford, Ireland in 1914. He emigrated to Canada in 1949 and lived and worked in Woodstock for 55 years. He was a dedicated employee at Standard Tube Limited, a long time member of All Saints Anglican Church where he sang in the choir. He was an enthusiast in the Knox Presbyterian Church men's disking league for over 40 years. He had a passion for gardening and carpentry which he enjoyed extensively until his 90th year. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Friday May 6, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. the funeral service will be held at the Church of the Epiphany (formerly All Saints Anglican Church), 45 Winniett Street, Woodstock on Saturday May 7, 2005 at 12: 30 p.m. with Reverend Mairi HENDERSON officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to the caring and devoted staff of Marian Villa, 5th floor, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care in London and to the compassionate and kind home care staff through Community Care Access Centre Woodstock. Home at Last. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Robert Thomas " Bob"
Peacefully at Mount Hope on Monday, May 23, 2005 Robert Thomas (Bob,) loving husband of Marie (Toni) TAILOR/TAYLOR, in his 83rd year. Loving father of Robert Jr. and his wife Carmie, Bill and his wife Joanne, Louise DAVISON and her companion Bill O'REILLY, Anthony and his wife Dianne and John and his wife Connie. Proud grandfather of Bobby, Tammy MYATT and her husband Dave, Kimberley FREWEN and her husband Paul, Joseph and his companion Deb, Justin, Kevin, Shawna, Carrie, Jessica, Tony, Dylan and Whitney and great-grandfather of Nathan, Kaylin, Rachel and Nicholas. Dear twin brother of Edward (Ted) TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Elva, and brother of Madge MASSE and her husband Archie, Lucy JAMES, and Norah NIELSON. Predeceased by his sisters Linda TAILOR/TAYLOR and Marie DURAND. Brother-in-law of Phil DURAND. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue, on Thursday at 12 noon. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations to Autism Society of Ontario, London Chapter, 779 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 5Y6, (519) 685-8702 would be appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-03 published
JEFFERY, Luke
At Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, on Wednesday, June 01, 2005, Luke JEFFERY formerly of Appin in his 92nd year. Loving husband of the late Alma (KELLESTINE) (1999.) Loving father of Rev. Shirley JEFFERY of Drayton, Margie and Ken WILSON of Appin. Grandfather of Pam and Dave WATTERWORTH, Christopher STONER and Janice DYKSTRA, Jacquie JAMES, Kari and Mark McDONALD. Loved by 5 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Dear brother of Vera GOLDRICK and brother-in-law of Odetta JEFFERY. Predeceased by 4 sisters, Betty BOYCE, Sarah DEARING, Jessie DEARING, Georgina GREGORY and his brother John A. JEFFERY. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Longwood Cemetery, Melbourne. Memorial donations may be made to Appin Presbyterian Church.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-28 published
CHAMBERS, George D.
Peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Sunday, June 26, 2005, George D. CHAMBERS formerly of Water Street South, Saint Marys in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Thelma (JAMES) CHAMBERS. Dear father of Norman CHAMBERS of London, Edwin and Lynda CHAMBERS of Guelph, Kelvin and Brenda CHAMBERS, Diana and David YOUNGSON all of Saint Marys. Proud grandfather of David, Tammy, Andrea, Michelle, Kevin, Michael and Nicole and sadly missed by 6 greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Vina OTIS of Woodstock, Ed and Hazel KNIGHTS of Mt. Forest, Janette and Ed SEARS of Barrie. Dear son-in-law of Irene JAMES of Toronto. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 1.30 p.m. with Pastor Paul VAN KESTEREN officiating. Cremation to follow. In his memory donations to the Alzheimer Society or the activity fund of Wildwood Care Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-01 published
JAMES, Hazel Martha (formerly BARRETT, née GREB)
At University Hospital, London on Thursday, June 30, 2005 Hazel Martha (GREB) (BARRETT) JAMES of London and formerly of Palmerston. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. JAMES (2002) and the late William (Ed) BARRETT (1963.) Dear mother of Suzanne and Neil YUNGBLUT of Fordwich and Judy and Wayne DARROCH of Lucan. Dear grandmother of Shelley and Rob BURTON of Toronto, and Joanne and Lloyd QUIPP of Monkton; Jacqueline DARROCH of Exeter and Natalie DARROCH of Lucan and great-grandmother of Rachel and Jessica; and Kristen and Susie. Hazel will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Dorthea ROSE, Ruth CRAWFORD, Marie MILLER and brother Douglas GREB. A private family graveside service will be held at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Donations to Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Humane Society) would be appreciated by the family. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan (519) 227-4211 entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-11 published
JAMES, Larry " Brien"
In loving memory of Larry "Brien" who passed away July 11, 2003.
So suddenly you were taken
With no chance to say good-bye
Life is not the same for us
Since you were called aside.
Forever in our hearts, son Jessie, sister Lena and Dan, nephews Mitchell and Brendan, Grandma Nina, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-14 published
TOOP, Elizabeth Anne " Betty" (JAMES)
Elizabeth Anne (Betty) of Almonte. Peacefully in hospital, Almonte, Ontario on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 at age 75. Elizabeth Anne JAMES beloved wife of the late Albert (Bert) Irwin TOOP. Loving mother of James (Beverley) TOOP, Pembroke, Carol TOOP (Phil) and Susan (Tim) COYNE all of London, Ontario. Dear sister of the late John (Joan) JAMES, Winfield, British Columbia, Robert (Lucille) JAMES, Alberta, Ennis (Betty) JAMES, Portland, the late Warren (Mary) JAMES, Ottawa, Audrey (Donald) MacDONALD, Clayton, Winston (Cheryl) JAMES, Haliburton. Loving grandmother of Rory and Mitchell TOOP. Friends may call at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte for visiting on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Kerry Chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Venerable Robert DAVIS officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of Betty's ashes at Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Donations made in memory of Betty to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Almonte Country Haven would be most appreciated by the TOOP family.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
NAYLOR, Jessie Dell (MOSS)
At Kincardine General Hospital on Friday September 9, 2005, Jessie Dell (MOSS) NAYLOR of Goderich in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon NAYLOR. Dear mother of Jean and Alex MacINNIS of Ripley, Bill and Colleen NAYLOR of Sarnia, Glen and Agnes NAYLOR of Winnipeg, Doris and Pat MELADY of Cambridge and Margaret NAYLOR of Seaforth. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister of Bert and Doris MOSS of R.R.#2 Auburn and sister-in-law of Lorna MOSS of New Hamburg. Predeceased by son George, daughter Kay, sisters Bessie JAMES, Violet MILLS, Mabel MOSS, Beatrice MOSS, brothers Bill, John, Harry, Joseph and Elwin MOSS. The Family will receive Friends at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday morning at 11: 00. Interment Wingham Cemetery. Donations to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
STRAWSON, Richard " Dick"
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday October 6, 2005. Richard (Dick) STRAWSON of Aylmer in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Pat (McKAY) STRAWSON. Dear father of Catherine BEARSS and husband Dan of Springfield, Donna STRAWSON and partner John FLORES of Toronto and Susan STRAWSON and partner Ewart JAMES- WALTERS of Kingston. Also survived by a special son Campbell McCORMACK of Cambridge. Loved by grandchildren Grant and Mitchiko, Andy and Jenn, Sue and Mike and Cheryl and Mike. Great grandchildren Samantha and Trevor, April, Julie, Rory, Sydney, Noah, Taylor, Cecilia and a great great grand_son Kale. Predeceased by a daughter Sandra CAMERON (2003) and a grand_son Howard CAMERON (2004.) Also survived by a brother Peter STRAWSON and his wife Marion of Thunder Bay. Born in Port Arthur, Ontario on October 2, 1919, the son of the late Richard and Catherine (FRASER) STRAWSON. Richard started his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia and remained there until he moved back to Thunder Bay with his new wife Pat and joined the Port Arthur Police Force in 1941. He was quickly promoted to detective and reached the rank of Inspector of Detectives until he became an Instructor at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ontario in 1967. Richard retired from the Police College in 1978 and focused on his love for organic gardening, herbal medicines and reading. At his request Richard has been cremated and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer (519-773-8400) in charge of the arrangements.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-12 published
GORDON, Margaret Anne (HENRY)
At Nanaimo, B.C. on Saturday, September 24, 2005 Margaret Anne (HENRY) GORDON of Parksville, British Columbia and formerly of McGillivray Township in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Lorenzo GORDON. Dear step-mother of Lorenne CLARKE and Gail LOSH and Alix JAMES. Dear step-grandmother of Lisa BELGROVE and sons James and Drew; Ryanne JAMES; and Gerald JAMES. Dear sister of Bruce and June HENRY of Lucan. Dear aunt of Judith and David ROSS, James and Christine HENRY and Meagan and Bradley SUMNER. Great-aunt of Cameron, William and Emmerson ROSS; Jalisa, Jeffray and Janine HENRY; and Emma and Micah SUMNER. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Living Hope Church, 120 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday, October 15th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve WELHAM and Reverend Brad SUMNER officiants. Cremation with interment Denfield Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 227-4211 entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-19 published
HEYNDRICKX, Homer
At his residence on Friday, November 18, 2005, Homer HEYNDRICKX of Aylmer in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 64 years to Grace (LONGE) HEYNDRICKX, loving father of Connie McKNIGHT and husband John of Aylmer, Rosemary HENDEL and husband Peter of R.R.#2 Aylmer, Wanda MINOR of Bleheim. Dear grandfather of Michael McKNIGHT and wife Karalee, Michelle FARRUGIA and husband Jeff, Dereck JAMES and wife Carrie, Peter HENDEL, Brent JAMES. Great grandfather of Grace, Abigail, Sarah, Michaila and Nathan. Brother to Marion Rachel, and Bob HEYNDRICKX. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son-in-law Dan. Born in Belgium on June 28, 1919, son of the late Joseph and Anna (COPPENS) HEYNDRICKX. He was a tobacco farmer, a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church and Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was an avid card player. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church on Monday, November 21 at 11 a.m. Interment Queen of Peace Cemetery. Prayers Sunday at 8 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-10 published
HALLINAN, Pat
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Thursday, December 8, 2005 Pat HALLINAN of Lambeth in his 77th year. Beloved husband for 53 years of the late Glenda HALLINAN (2003.) Loving father of Linda HALLINAN of Windsor, Katherine and Don DENNING of Appin and Diane DODGE of Strathroy. Proud grandfather of Amy and Steve COOK of Granton, Laura and Chris JAMES of Strathroy, Megan, Ashley and Kristy DODGE all of Strathroy and great-grandpa of Hannah and Emma JAMES and Madelyn COOK. Also remembered by his sister Mary FINCH of London. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Vince GULIKERS officiating. Interment St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-12 published
CLARKE, Yvonne (née ARTHUR)
Peacefully, at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, December 11, 2005, Yvonne CLARKE (née ARTHUR) of Port Stanley in her 68th year. Beloved wife of the late Eric CLARKE. Dear mother of James (Victoria) CLARKE, Ben (Liz) CLARKE, Lorie (Andy) DE BOER, Rob (Kathleen) JOHNSTONE and Rick JOHNSTONE. Loving grandma to Redvers NOBLE, Derrick DE BOER, Kyle and Emily JOHNSTONE and Alysha YVONNE Johnstone. Step-mother to Martin (Wendy) CLARKE and Jayne (Jim) HACKNEY. Step-grandma to Jillian CLARKE, Heather MURRAY and Michael HACKNEY. Sister of William ARTHUR and loving aunt of Shelley JAMES. A sincere thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Palliative Care for the kindness shown to Yvonne and her family. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. (Visitation one hour prior). Cremation and interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital-Palliative Care Unit would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-18 published
JAMES, Harold M.
In loving memory of Harold M. JAMES, who passed away December 18, 2001. Dearest Jim, It has been four long years since you left me. Alone but never quite alone, I face an empty chair, But sometimes in the silence, I imagine you are there. My companion for so many years, No longer here with me, And yet in some mysterious way, You keep me company. As angels keep their watch up there, Please God just let him know, That I down here do not forget, I love and miss him so. 'Til we are together again Hon. Your loving wife Torrie and family.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-11-01 published
JEFFERSON, Linda M. (JAMES) (June 6, 1947-October 20, 2005)
Linda passed away at Saint Johns Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Loving wife of Robert and mother to Corey of Springfield, Missouri. Daughter of Marion JAMES, Mt. Brydges. Sister to Patsy and Gordon WEBER of Strathroy; David and Vanessa JAMES of Vancouver, British Columbia. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her dad Murray (2003) and brother Byron (1977). Linda was raised in Mt. Brydges and went on to be a teacher. She taught both in Ontario and the United States. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date. In His Footsteps She Did Walk.

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JAMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-13 published
HALLINAN, Patrick (January 15, 1929-December 8, 2005)
Peacefully, at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Thursday, December 8, 2005, Pat HALLINAN of Lambeth, in his 77th year. Beloved husband for 53 years of the late Glenda HALLINAN (2003.) Loving father of Linda HALLINAN of Windsor, Katherine and Don DENNING of Appin, and Diane DODGE of Strathroy. Proud grandfather of Amy and Steve COOK of Granton, Laura and Chris JAMES of Strathroy, Megan, Ashley, and Kristy DODGE, all of Strathroy and great-grandpa of Hanna and Emma JAMES and Madelyn COOK. Also remembered by his sister Mary FINCH of London. Friends called at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd. South, Lambeth, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Father Vince GULIKERS officiating. Interment St. Anthonys Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-19 published
JAMES, Somer Oscar
On January 17, 2005, Somer was released from his long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
He will be missed forever by his wife Jean, daughters Heather and Wendy, sons David and Keith, daughter-in-law Losaline and son-in-law Bernard. He was dearest Pop to his eight grandchildren who were his greatest pride and joy -- Saul and Lewis JAMES, Julie SELEGER (Dona) and Samuel BENOIT, Rachel and Sidney KOSATSKY, Hannah and Jillian JAMES. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Beula and Samuel ECKLER in Toronto and his sister Esther RATINOFF in California.
Somer was born in Toronto on December 24, 1921. In 1940 he went to Montreal and worked as a stevedore until he could join a Merchant Ship as an Ordinary Seaman. During the next five years he served in many theatres of war on twelve different ships of many allied countries as well as on Canadian ships. In 1943, in the harbour of Naples, Italy, under enemy fire, Somer was credited with saving the British ship Empire Lightning from very serious damage. For his courageous action he was awarded the British Empire Medal (civilian) as well as Lloyd's Medal for Bravery. It is extremely rare to receive these two medals for the same action. During World War 2 there were only three Canadians decorated with the Lloyd's Medal for Bravery. In August 1945 Somer made one final peacetime voyage across the Atlantic on a merchant ship in order to marry Jean in London. They had known each other since 1943.
In 2003, Somer's decorations and six campaign medals with other memorabilia were donated to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. They will be displayed in the new building of the Museum which is due to be opened in May, 2005.
Jean and Somer lived in Toronto until August 1946 when they drove to Winnipeg for him to work at the Winnipeg Film Exchange. Soon he became a partner in a theatre poster business until, in 1958, he established Regency Coin and Stamp Company. Somer was know internationally as a knowledgeable and reliable coin dealer and an expert in his field. He wrote several books on Canadian coins, stamps and tokens and a book on British Commonwealth coins. He was a life member of the Canadian Numismatic Association.
Somer gave many hours of his time to volunteering, serving on the board of non-profit organizations in Winnipeg notably the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and The Jewish Child & Family Service, DASCH Inc., and The DASCH Foundation (Direct Action in Support of Community Homes). He was a founding member of the Foundation. He was greatly honoured to be the first recipient of the Annual DASCH Recognition Award and to have been made an Honorary Life Member of DASCH Inc.
According to Somer's wishes and belief, cremation has taken place. The family will be "At Home" in the River View Room, 400 Osborne Street, for an informal gathering to celebrate Somer's life on Sunday, January 23rd between 2 and 4: 30 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined.
He Lived With Honour And Is Remembered With Love

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-12 published
JAMES, Dr. William " Bill"
Died peacefully at the Extended Care Unit of Penticton Regional Hospital, Penticton, British Columbia on Monday, March 7, 2005 in his 90th year. Bill is survived by his loving family; wife, Dorothy of Penticton; daughter, Mary FERGUSON of Penticton; son, Dr. Robert JAMES (Darlene) of Dundas, Ontario; son in law, Dennis SAINT_JOHN (Adelle) of Willowbrook, British Columbia; grandchildren, Tabitha FERGUSON, Benjamin SAINT_JOHN (Jutta,) Daniel and Patrick JAMES. Predeceased by daughter, Ruth SAINT_JOHN and granddaughter, Elizabeth SAINT_JOHN. Bill was born in Toronto in 1915; he graduated from University of Toronto with a PhD in Chemistry. Over the years he worked in research with Alcan in Quebec, Kaiser Aluminum in Louisiana and Technical Services Laboratories and Orenda Engines back in Toronto. He taught at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute for approximately 10 years. While living in Toronto they were active members of Kingsway-Lambton United Church. He and Dorothy moved to Penticton in 1989 where they enjoyed many pleasant years of retirement. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Dr. William A. JAMES to the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6. Condolences may be sent to Mary FERGUSON, 102-582 Alberta Ave., Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1P6. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services 493-4112.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
JAMES, Dr. William " Bill"
Died peacefully at the Extended Care Unit of Penticton Regional Hospital, Penticton, British Columbia on Monday, March 7, 2005 in his 90th year. Bill is survived by his loving family; wife, Dorothy of Penticton; daughter, Mary FERGUSON of Penticton; son, Dr. Robert JAMES (Darlene) of Dundas, Ontario; son in law, Dennis SAINT_JOHN (Adelle) of Willowbrook, British Columbia; grandchildren, Tabitha FERGUSON, Benjamin SAINT_JOHN (Jutta,) Daniel and Patrick JAMES. Predeceased by daughter, Ruth SAINT_JOHN and granddaughter, Elizabeth SAINT_JOHN. Bill was born in Toronto in 1915; he graduated from University of Toronto with a PhD in Chemistry. Over the years he worked in research with Alcan in Quebec, Kaiser Aluminum in Louisiana and Technical Services Laboratories and Orenda Engines back in Toronto. He taught at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute for approximately 10 years. While living in Toronto they were active members of Kingsway-Lambton United Church. He and Dorothy moved to Penticton in 1989 where they enjoyed many pleasant years of retirement. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Family Chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1130 Carmi Avenue, Penticton. A service will be held in Toronto at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Dr. William A. JAMES to the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto M5S 3H6. Condolences may be sent to Mary Ferguson, 102-582 Alberta Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1P6. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services (250) 493-4112.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-29 published
FITZ- JAMES, D. Michael (54)
Peacefully, at home, on Sunday, March 27, 2005. Beloved son of Dr. Philip and the late Monica FITZ- JAMES. Survived by his children Megan (19), Thea (16) and Alec (12), and sisters Meriel, Bronwyn and Athlyn. Former editor of Canadian Lawyers Weekly, legal reporter with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Newsworld, writer, author, broadcaster, and actor (a.k.a. Harold FISKE.) Mike's great sense of humour will be missed by his many Friends. Friends may gather at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday, April 1, 2005 from 4 p.m., Memorial Service in the Chapel at 4: 30 p.m. Donations in Mike's memory may be made to charities supporting Stem Cell Research.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-01 published
Michael FITZ- JAMES, Editor: 1951-2005
Founding editor of a string of magazines for lawyers used tabloid techniques and a tart tongue to force the legal profession to live up to its lofty standards
By Kirk MAKIN, Friday, April 1, 2005, Page S7
As a writer and newsroom leader, Michael FITZ- JAMES goaded those in high places with the same exuberance he brought to the outlandish tales he penned for supermarket tabloids.
It made him a most unlikely figure to force-march the staid, unimaginative practice of legal journalism into the modern age yet, that is precisely what he did. Over the course of his career, he stirred to life several thriving legal publications and inspired a generation of legal writers who had either trained under his insistent standards or were forced to compete with them.
"It is generally accepted that Mike pretty well invented legal journalism in Canada," said Jeffrey MILLER, a veteran columnist and author of several books. "Before that, most of what existed was self-serving and without news value. For him, there were no sacred cows -- which at first was a terrible shock to the legal community."
The son of a doctor who practised in London, Ontario, Mr. FITZ- JAMES's entry into legal journalism was as unorthodox as the man. A graduate of McGill University's law program, he was repulsed by the fustiness and unrelenting stress of a legal practice.
At the same time, Mr. FITZ- JAMES was a natural raconteur who delighted in telling offbeat or lurid stories. Casting about for anything that paid a salary, he gravitated to the racy world of Montreal tabloid journalism. On a try-out assignment at the National Examiner, an editor told Mr. FITZ- JAMES to compose a tabloid story based on a recipe for Mexican hot-pepper soup clipped from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
"Tequila-drinking Mexicans are known to medical science as the world's worst alcoholics," Mr. FITZ- JAMES wrote. "But thanks to an all-natural, just-discovered hangover cure, they can lead normal lives again."
Mr. FITZ- JAMES was hired on the spot. He quickly honed a talent for spotting story angles from which he could spin the leanest of facts into the most expansive of stories. He would go on to write such classics as "Bigfoot Stole my Wife," and "U.F.O. Base Under Lake Ontario." Eventually, however, the tabloids pulled up stakes or went under. Mr. FITZ- JAMES began searching for a new income and, perhaps, a more meaningful job.
It was 1982, and the newly enacted Charter of Rights and Freedoms was reverberating through every area of law. Judges had acquired broad new powers, legislators were compelled to draft laws with an eye to their constitutionality, and lawyers were about to see their profession acquire a radically new image.
It was the perfect time for Mr. FITZ- JAMES to act as founding editor of the Ontario Lawyers Weekly -- the first publication aimed at lawyers that seriously explored their cases, their practice, their ethics and their gossip. "Together, the newly patriated Constitution and the newly crafted legal newspaper bore witness to -- and participated in -- the growing up of Canadian law," Mr. MILLER said.
Many believed that the newsweekly would not last, but they had not reckoned with Mr. FITZ- JAMES's determination. A ruddy, imposing figure with a booming voice, he had a manic capacity for work and drove those under him to show the same. A prolific writer and a powerhouse of an editor, he wrote or commissioned articles not just about appellate decisions and changes to the Mechanics Lien Act, but about dubious judges and the rate at which governing benchers were draining the wine-cellar at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
It was a novel approach, one born of Mr. FITZ- JAMES's dismay over prevailing notions of legal journalism. News coverage had hitherto been confined to lurid crime stories; judges and lawyers felt they had every right to shut their doors to scrutiny. The newspaper eventually went national, becoming The Lawyers Weekly. Mr. FITZ- JAMES left, briefly ran a legal database and the Law Times newspaper, then began a seven-year stint as editor of Canadian Lawyer, a magazine based in Aurora, Ontario
"For Mike, law and journalism were blood sport," said Jim MIDDLEMISS, a legal journalist who would ultimately write hundreds of articles for The Lawyers Weekly and Canadian Lawyer with Mr. FITZ- JAMES at the helm. "He thrived on the thrust and parry of a good legal argument, and relished the controversy that follows a good news story. But he was always fair, and his ethics were second to none."
Mr. MIDDLEMISS recently recorded an interview with him in which Mr. FITZ- JAMES reminisced about lawyers with his trademark, irreverent élan.
"In the 1980s, lawyers were a lot dumber than they are today," Mr. FITZ- JAMES said, his speech weakened by the latter stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. "There were a lot of middle-aged white men clogging the way in the Ontario legal profession. You had only to go to court and see them plead to realize you were in a real-life Rumpole of the Bailey. It was astonishing how low the standards were."
Creating a thriving newspaper for a community one ridicules so freely is no small feat. Yet Mr. FITZ- JAMES managed it because his provocative nature was tempered by a nose for news and a sincere love of the law itself. He was fond of describing himself as "a compassionate anarchist" whose tart-tongued criticisms were aimed at forcing the legal profession to live up to its lofty standards.
Throughout, Mr. FITZ- JAMES never lost his love of sensational stories. He turned it into a lucrative career, writing and broadcasting under the pseudonym Harold FISKE.
For 13 years, the FISKE character appeared weekly on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's Basic Black show, interviewing psychics or U.F.O. spotters, and telling tales about quirky individuals. In 1999, Mr. FITZ- JAMES even wrote a book -- Hack Like Me -- as Harold FISKE. Accepting the Harvey Southam Editorial Career Award a couple of years ago, Mr. FITZ- JAMES insisted there was honour in even his oddest stories: "The abductees I wrote about were real people, and always faithfully quoted."
As a writer, Mr. FITZ- JAMES possessed a sweeping command of technical detail and developments. As a manager, he was a rare, real-life depiction of a figure largely invented by Hollywood screenwriters the volcanic newsroom editor who lives large in every way.
"He was a passionate, fiery, opinionated, curious man whose enthusiasm for his work never seemed to flag," Mr. MIDDLEMISS recalled. "Michael was also better informed about the law and legal developments than any other writer I have known in the field in the past 25 years."
Mr. FITZ- JAMES also delighted in being profane, provocative and challenging.
"As an editor, he was mercurial," said Mr. MILLER. "He was hard living, rampantly intelligent, outrageous for effect and his own amusement, funny, deeply read, fiercely loyal to his writers and Friends, and extremely gifted at getting out an interesting media product on a regular basis."
Mr. FITZ- JAMES took quiet pride in the central role he played in transforming legal coverage. Shortly before his death, he expressed satisfaction to Mr. MIDDLEMISS that the focus he had helped put on the legal system "has made law less arrogant and more accessible not just to lawyers, but to everybody."
At the same time, he never lost sight of the fleeting significance of journalism and its practitioners. In an epilogue to Hack Like Me, he wrote: "I avoid disappointments in life because I always expect to be fired next Thursday, fifteen minutes before quitting time."
Michael FITZ- JAMES was born on January 18, 1951, in London, Ontario He died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, on March 27, 2005. He was 54. He is survived by his children Alec, Megan and Thea, and by their mother, Ruth. He also leaves his sisters Meriel, Bronwyn and Athlyn.
A memorial will be held today at 4: 30 p.m. at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., in Toronto.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-04 published
Somer JAMES, Sailor and Numismatist: 1921-2005
Canadian pacifist who chose to join the merchant navy rather than take up arms during the Second World War won an unprecedented brace of civilian bravery medals
By Ayah McKHAIL, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, May 4, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- He was an ordinary Canadian seaman who accomplished an extraordinary feat. On November 5, 1943, Somer JAMES won two medals for bravery for singlehandedly saving his ship.
The sun was just rising over Torre Aningiatria, a port southeast of Naples, when German bombers descended on allied shipping. The port was of strategic importance because the Allies could unload the massive quantities of supplies they needed to drive the Germans out of Italy; Mr. JAMES's ship offered choice prey. Loaded with ammunition, The Empire Lightening was moored to a dock piled with high-octane fuel when the bombs began to find their targets. One struck the fuel, setting it ablaze and threatening both the Lightening and other freighters moored fore and aft. The ship could be saved only by a careful combination of dropping some of its lines and doubling others, so it could be manoeuvred away from the fire.
The captain called for volunteers. Amidst the pandemonium, only Mr. JAMES, who was not yet 22, stepped up. He donned a heavy jacket and lifebelt and went on deck alone. With the captain shouting instructions down at him from the bridge, with fire raging alongside and with high explosives beneath his feet, he ran the length of the ship from one mooring point to another and did his best to handle the massive hemp lines alone. The entire operation lasted about three hours, but, in the end, he managed to get the ship out of harm's way, its sides scorched by fire.
Yet, he didn't stop at that. Once the Lightening was secured, he helped move a number of barges loaded with dangerous cargo that had also caught fire.
The action later won him both the British Empire Medal and the Lloyd's Medal for Bravery, an unusual double honour. While 29 other Canadian merchant sailors won the British Empire Medal for bravery during the Second World War, and some won the Lloyd's medal, none received both awards for the same event.
A soft-spoken pacifist with sparkling blue eyes, he was an academic at heart. Largely self-taught, he completed only Grade 11 at Toronto's Harbord Collegiate, yet was deeply intellectual and visited the library often. When war broke out, he had been adamantly opposed to armed conflict and couldn't bear the thought of pulling a trigger on anyone. Instead, in 1940, this pensive Jewish teenager from Toronto took a train ride to Montreal to see whether he could join the merchant navy. It would determine his fate for the next five years. He found a Greek steamer, the first of 12 ships he would serve aboard in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was the war's longest theatre of war and the costliest. One in seven people died in the line of duty, their ships and their valuable cargo sent to the bottom by German U-boats and surface raiders and sometimes because of collision while in convoy. Of the 12,000 Canadians who served, more than 1,600 lost their lives.
For all its dangers, the job suited Mr. JAMES. "It saved me from certain actions," he once said. "I didn't want to get involved with killing people, shooting them with guns from far away, and getting involved with anything like that."
Contrary to belief, merchant sailors didn't do it for the money. In 1940, the year Mr. JAMES joined, the average monthly pay rate for a seaman in the merchant navy was $55, compared with $123 for a sailor in the Royal Canadian Navy. Until later in the war, a merchant seaman who was forced to abandon ship even had his pay stopped.
In August of 1945, Mr. JAMES made one final voyage across the Atlantic. In 1943, he had met a young English woman while waiting for a train at Denham station in London; a romance soon developed. They married on September 18, 1945, at Saint John's Wood synagogue in London and decided to settle in Canada. They lived in Toronto until August of 1946, then headed for Winnipeg to a job at the Winnipeg Film Exchange.
Later, Mr. JAMES became a partner in a theatre-poster business and then opened the Regency Coin and Stamp Company, which he operated until his retirement in 1998. Over the years, he wrote several books on coins, stamps and tokens, a fascination that had started during his years in the merchant navy when he always seemed to have a pocketful of interesting foreign coins. He served on the board of several non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and was made a life member of the Canadian Numismatic Association.
Mr. JAMES spoke little about his war service and thought less about his two medals until they were sought by the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. They go on display when the museum opens this weekend.
Somer JAMES was born in Toronto on December 24, 1921. He died of Parkinson's disease on January 17, 2005. He was 83. He leaves his wife, Jean; daughters Heather and Wendy; sons David and Keith and sisters Beula and Esther.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
FALLS, Grace Mildred
of Winston Park Lodge, Kitchener, on Sunday May 8, 2005, at the age of 95.
Grace was born in Walpole Twp, Haldimand County on August 19, 1909. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth (née KEEN) FALLS and by two sisters, Pearl MATTHEWS (Jack,) formerly of Hamilton, and Mary PEIRSON (Jack,) formerly of Port Elgin, and by her long time friend Ruth ADAM/ADAMS. Survived by nieces Diana JAMES (Guelph,) Katharine MATTHEWS (Hamilton,) Ruth CARTWRIGHT and Susan PEIRSON (Port Elgin) and nephews David PEIRSON (Waterloo,) Jim PEIRSON (Brandon, Manitoba,) and John PEIRSON (Southampton.) Grace will be sadly missed by her friend Barb McLAUGHLIN.
Grace worked for The Prudential Insurance Co, in Toronto for over 40 years and for much of that time lived at 425 Avenue Road.
At Grace's request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street, Toronto, on Friday May 13, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m.
Interment at the Toronto Necropolis, 200 Winchester Street, Toronto Ontario.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint Thomas Anglican Church.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
PEARLMAN, Paul (December 3, 1925-May 17, 2005)
On May 17, 2005 Paul Pearlman passed away at the age of 79 in Edmonton, Alberta. Paul, son of Sam and Gertrude PEARLMAN was born in Regina, youngest of 6 children. Paul lived most of his life in Regina. He took over the family business Pearlman's Ladies Wear upon his father's death in 1953 and with progressive vision he grew it into a regional chain. Pearlman's Ladies Wear became a household name in Saskatchewan. He was a leader in the business community including the Regina Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown and Shopping Centres Merchant's Associations. Paul was very dedicated to his Regina Jewish community, serving as board member for 25 years and president. Paul was married in 1951 to Anita JAMPOLSKY of Regina. They had three children and 5 grandchildren and were happily married for 53 years. In 1997 upon retirement Paul and Anita moved to Edmonton. As snowbirds they spent their winters in Palm Springs, California where they enjoyed playing tennis and spending time with their Friends and family. He will forever be remembered and sadly missed by his wife Anita, daughter Connie (Danny) ZALMANOWITZ, grandchildren Jana and Laurence of Edmonton, sons Sam (Myra) PEARLMAN, granddaughter Laura of Vancouver, and Michael (Kate) PEARLMAN, grandchildren Lilyanna and Jack of Toronto, sister Etta (Harold) HYMAN and brother-in-law Ted JAMES. Friends who wish, may make memorial donations to: The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, 8 King Street East, Suite 106, Toronto, On. M5C 1B5 -(800) 361-8061 or The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute c/o University Hospital Foundation; W.M.C.- 1H1.91, 8440-112th Street, Edmonton, Alberta. T6G 2B7-(780) 407-7007.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-07 published
JAMES, Teresa " Joan" (née HUNTER) (1929-2005)
Suddenly, at home, on Sunday, September 4, 2005, in her seventy-seventh year, after a stroke. Joan was the loving mother of Vicki (Tony) PULLEN and Jodi (Robert) STODGELL and the late Rick JAMES. Best grandma ever to Nicholas and Emmy PULLEN, Jack and Clark STODGELL. Dear sister of Tommy (Bob) ORD of Belleville. Joan was born Teresa Joan HUNTER in Belleville, Ontario where she graduated in nursing from Belleville General Hospital in 1951. Her family moved to Port Credit in 1964 where Joan gained recognition for her golf, curling and bridge acumen at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club. Her greatest legacy is her four grandchildren who will miss her constant nurturing and devotion. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, September 8th. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the chapel on Friday, September 9th at one o'clock. Private interment at Belleville Cemetery. Friends who wish may make donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite #302, Toronto M5V 2L4 in memory of her son, Rick.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-17 published
HAMILTON, Dorothy (née MARTIN)
With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Dorothy HAMILTON, in her 69th year on September 14, 2005 at the Carpenter Hospice. Beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, nana and friend. Surrounded by her family, Dorothy faced death with calm bravery. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Joseph, her love of 48 years, her son Martin and his wife Laurie; her daughter Susan and her husband Paul; her sisters Mary HOLLIS (Bobby) and Catherine WALLER (Peter;) her brothers Teddy MARTIN (Margo,) George and Geoffrey; her brother-in-law Bill JAMES; her grandchildren Kevan, Craig, Rachel and MaryClare; her many nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by her parents, her dear sister Sylvia JAMES and her grand_son Finlay. Dorothy's family are deeply grateful for the compassionate care of the extraordinary volunteers and staff at the Carpenter Hospice and the nurses and staff of 2c at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington are greatly appreciated by the family. Friends may call at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, 905-637-5233 on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Service of remembrance will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Reception to follow. In loving memory of Sylvia JAMES, of Bath, Ont, who passed away August 11, 2005 and Dorothy HAMILTON of Burlington, Ontario, who passed away on September 14, 2005. 'It's hard to say goodbye to sisters loved, as we've loved you We had some laughs. We shed some tears. But mostly they were happy years. And now let's face life day by day Knowing you're in our hearts and there you'll stay.' - Mary and Bobby HOLLIS

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
Third shooting victim dies in hospital
Staff, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, Page A9
Toronto -- A shooting last week has claimed another victim. Police say that Shane Garfield JAMES died of his wounds yesterday. Two other men were killed in the same Rexdale shooting on Friday.
The men were shot in a dark parking lot behind apartment buildings. They were all between 24 and 26 years old.
Mr. JAMES is the 59th homicide victim of the year in Toronto, which usually sees about 60 homicides in any given year. Handguns are responsible for two-thirds of the slayings.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-21 published
MAYOR, Gladys Eleanor
Surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 18, 2005 at York Central Hospital at the age of 81. Loving mother of Anne VOLPE, Jim and his wife Cherie MAYOR. Special mother to Jacob and his wife Marina VAN HALTEREN. Beloved Nona of Thomas, Amy, Stephen, Amanda, Rachel, Candice, Laurence, Hetty, Jacob and Theodore. Survived by her dearest sister Anne JAMES. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held Friday at 11: 30 a.m. at St. Timothy's Anglican Church, 100 Old Orchard Grove (Yonge and Lawrence). Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made to gladys.mayor@wardfh.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-23 published
BAND, John Trumbull, K.St.J.
Peacefully in Toronto, on Sunday, September 18th, 2005, in his 91st year. son of the late Charles S. BAND and Helen Warren BAND. Husband of the late Elizabeth Rogers BAND (née LUMBERS.) Predeceased by his sisters Priscilla MORLEY and Helen BAND. Survived by his sister Barbara GUNN.
He leaves his cherished children and their spouses: John M. BAND and Teri, Sarah BAND, Victoria MacRAE and Rick CLARKE, Jalynn BENNETT and Bill JAMES and Jennifer ROGERS and John HEWGILL. John leaves his beloved partner Patty FISCHER.
Papoo and Papa to his treasured grandchildren and their spouses: Kara McINTOSH and Jeff TAILOR/TAYLOR, David MULLER and Anna POTVIN, Alexandra BENNETT, Braden BENNETT, Ryan McINTOSH and Alison LOVELL, Ashlynn BAND and David LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Jeremy and Rebekah McINTOSH, Courtney BAND, Sam BENNETT, Matthew BAND and Zoe BAND. Cherished great-grandfather to eleven lively great-grandchildren: Elias, Graydon and Esmée TAILOR/TAYLOR; Olivia, India and Kai MORGAN; Eloise, Tucker and Luci McINTOSH; Jack McINTOSH and Ella MULLER.
Respecting John's wishes, a private burial has taken place. A service of thanksgiving and remembrance will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Friday, September 30th at 12 o'clock.
By special request, donations may be made to the Trinity College School, History Department, 55 Deblaquire St. N., Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7 or St. Clement's School, Music Department, 21 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1G8 or Princess Margaret Hospital, Sarcoma Research, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9.
"He who plants kindness gathers joy"

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-24 published
Man charged in two of three Rexdale slayings
By Oliver MOORE, Saturday, September 24, 2005, Page A17
A 27-year-old man surrendered yesterday to police investigating a triple slaying in Rexdale. Matthew Michael SCOTT has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
The spate of shootings last Friday night killed Joseph Colin SANTOS, 25, and Donald Jeffrey RAWLUCK, 24. A third victim, Shane Garfield JAMES, 26, was taken to hospital and died three days later.
Mr. SCOTT turned himself in yesterday to homicide detectives and was charged with the slayings of Mr. SANTOS and Mr. JAMES.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-27 published
BAND, John Trumbull, K.St.J.
Peacefully in Toronto, on Sunday, September 18th, 2005, in his 91st year. son of the late Charles S. BAND and Helen Warren BAND. Husband of the late Elizabeth Rogers BAND (née Lumbers.) Predeceased by his sisters Priscilla Morley and Helen BAND. Survived by his sister Barbara GUNN.
He leaves his cherished children and their spouses: John M. BAND and Teri, Sarah BAND, Victoria MacRAE and Rick CLARKE, Jalynn BENNETT and Bill JAMES and Jennifer ROGERS and John HEWGILL. John leaves his beloved partner Patty FISCHER.
Papoo and Papa to his treasured grandchildren and their spouses: Kara McINTOSH and Jeff TAILOR/TAYLOR, David MULLER and Anna POTVIN, Alexandra BENNETT, Braden BENNETT, Ryan McINTOSH and Alison LOVELL, Ashlynn BAND and David LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Jeremy and Rebekah McINTOSH, Courtney BAND, Sam BENNETT, Matthew BAND and Zoe BAND. Cherished great-grandfather to eleven lively great-grandchildren: Elias, Graydon and Esmée TAILOR/TAYLOR; Olivia, India and Kai MORGAN; Eloise, Tucker and Luci McINTOSH; Jack McINTOSH and Ella MULLER.
Respecting John's wishes, a private burial has taken place. A service of thanksgiving and remembrance will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Friday, September 30th at 12 o'clock.
By special request, donations may be made to the Trinity College School, History Department, 55 Deblaquire St. N., Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7 or St. Clement's School, Music Department, 21 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1G8 or Princess Margaret Hospital, Sarcoma Research, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9.
"He who plants kindness gathers joy"

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-10 published
JAMES, Dr. Clifford Walter
Peacefully in Sault Ste. Marie, on Monday, November 7, 2005 at the age of 83 years. Dear husband of Lenore (PUNCH) and the late Frances. son of the late John and Etta (IRWIN.) Beloved father of Cliff Jr. (Diane,) Patricia CUTBUSH (Paul,) Karen STOTT (Graeme,) Robert (Debbie) and Sara JAMES (Alec.) Special friend and "Pop" to Michele PUNCH, Brian PUNCH, (Judy), Greg PUNCH and Cathy MOLONEY (Greg,) Janice JAMES, Christine BERRY, Irene NUGENT and children. Cherished grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of 8. Dear brother of Roy (Betty) and uncle to Lory and John (Carol). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He graduated from the University of Toronto in Medicine in 1947. During these challenging years he met and courted Frances ROWE. With his new qualifications and young family, he headed to Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. Cliff practiced in Kerrobert for 14 years counting one year which he spent in Vancouver to do additional studies in pediatrics. He was President of the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians from 1958 to 1960. Actively involved in the community, he was President of the Kinsmen Club of Kerrobert. In 1960, Cliff and Fran returned to Ontario with their family of 5 children, with an 8 month stopover in Aurora and finally settling in Walkerton. In addition to his busy medical practice, he held responsibilities as District Chairman for the Ontario Medical Association as well as Chairman of the Education and Certification Program for the College of Family Physicians. He served the hospital in Walkerton as Chief of Staff and President of the Medical Staff. Away from medicine, Cliff was a member and past President of the Walkerton Rotary Club, later to be involved in the Sault Rotary Club. Upon retiring from his full time duties Cliff journeyed north to do medical locums in remote northern communities.
After the death of Frances in 1995, Cliff headed back to his birthplace, Sault Ste. Marie and married Lenore PUNCH. With always an inquiring mind, Cliff was an active naturalist and photographer. Physically he was involved in skiing, golfing, curling, fishing, hiking, hockey, biking, water sports and horses. Please join the family in celebrating Cliff's life with a Memorial Service at the Cameron Funeral Home, 1106 Yonge St. South, Walkerton on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society, Parkinson Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.cameronfh@wightman.ca

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-03 published
GAUKRODGER, William Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Died peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus), Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Alice Christina MacKENZIE, his wife of 53 years. Fondly remembered by his three children, Leslie (Guy NELSON,) Elspeth GAUKRODGER (Robert McADAM) and David GAUKRODGER (Tamara MAWHINNEY) and his four grandchildren, Ryan, Trevor, Jocelyn and Liseanne. Survived by his sister Gwen (Ralph DERBY) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Predeceased by his three sisters, Isabel TENNANT, Eloise STEABNER and Eleanor NIXON and his parents, Reverend Clement and Margaretta (JAMES) GAUKRODGER. Bill graduated with a Medical Degree from Queen's University in 1953, then he studied Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago Clinics and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Bill practiced Ophthalmology in Ottawa for 37 years, in private practice and at the Ottawa Civic, Riverside, Grace and Perley Hospitals. He also lectured in Clinical Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Bill is remembered for his love of home movies, organ music, sailing, skiing, golf and travel. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many caregivers who assisted Bill in his last days at Saint-Vincent Hospital and the Ottawa Civic Hospital (Rehabilitation Centre and Civic Campus). The family will receive Friends and former patients at the Tubman Funeral Home, Westboro Chapel, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa, on Sunday, December 4, 2005 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
HALLIDAY, David Murray (né CAMPBELL)
Age 35. Died January 11, 2005, peacefully at home in Halifax with his family as he wished. For the last 7 months Dave faced his cancer with grace and dignity and never complained. He made it easy for all his family and Friends to share in his struggle. Dave was loved by all who met him. He always managed to have nice things to say about everyone; he was open, kind, and never judgemental. His smile always lit up a room. Born in Winnipeg, raised in Halifax and living and working in Toronto, Dave is survived by his parents Lorraine and Paul F. CAMPBELL of Halifax, his sister Caroline HALLIDAY of Halifax, his nephew Noah BUGDEN of Halifax, his grandmother Elsie COOKSLEY of Winnipeg, his uncles Warren (Mary Ann) HALLIDAY of Toronto, Neil (Sylvia) HALLIDAY of Toronto, Ken (Rosalie) COOKSLEY of Calgary, Bill (Barbara) CAMPBELL of Belleville, his aunt Marianne (Tom) Derhak of Winnipeg/Winter Haven and his cousins of Sydney, Belleville, Toronto, Barrie, Guelph and Calgary. He was predeceased by his natural father Murray J. HALLIDAY of Halifax, his grandfathers Burton COOKSLEY of Winnipeg, John HALLIDAY of Winnipeg/Toronto and Arnold CAMPBELL of Belleville, his grandmothers Nellie HALLIDAY of Winnipeg/Toronto and Nellie CAMPBELL of Belleville and his aunt Jean JAMES of Belleville. Cremation has taken place and the funeral service will be held at Bethany United Church in Halifax at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 14 followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express its appreciation to the staff at the oncology, surgery and palliative care units of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and the Victorian Order of Nurses, both of Halifax and the staff at the St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto for their care, understanding and warmth provided to Dave during his illness.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
JAMES, Donald
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Don JAMES of Bradford, in his 53rd year. Husband of the late Marion Feaver (1997). Beloved son of the late Lorne JAMES (1954) and Marie and the late Everett McVETY. Dear brother of Ron JAMES, Lynda (Ed) LITWIN, and Ken (Marina) McVETY. Dear uncle of Tim and Alexandra LITWIN; and Curtis and Everett McVETY. Don will be sadly missed by his cat Suck. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 22, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of funeral service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. In Don's memory, donations to the Cancer or Cardiac Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated by the family.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
KNOWLTON, Betty Wanda Ogletree
Passed away peacefully, at home in Carnarvon, on Wednesday, February 9, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Joseph KNOWLTON. Dear mother of Glen and Linda OGLETREE, Marlene and Claudio MESTRONI, Marie and David JAMES, Edward and Lydia KNOWLTON, and predeceased by Jim. Mother-in-law of Joanne VALAO. Loving grandmother of Laura (Matthew), Anthony, Marissa, Eddie, Kim, Kyle, and great-grandmother of Nicholas and Jonanthan. Dear sister of Mary, Gloria, Agnes, Vivian, Shirley-Anne, Ethel, Laura, and predeceased by Doris, Donna, Kathleen, and Bill. Fondly remembered by the KNOWLTON family, and her many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to a Graveside Service at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Minden, K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777).

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
JAMES, Inez M. (née ANDREWS)
Born in Toronto on November 15, 1915 to her dearly loved late parents Harry and Nora May (HALLOWS) ANDREWS. Entered into rest at Mount Sinai Hospital on Friday, February 11, 2005. Beloved sister of Wilma (Mrs. A. FOURNIER) and the late Will ANDREWS of the U.S.A. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends and neighbours. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block east of Donlands Subway) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held in the Trull "East Toronto Chapel" on Monday, February 14, 2005 at one o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
UMLAH, Donald Stuart
Retired Metropolitan Toronto Police Officer, Nitetis Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 444, Creemore, Ontario, Rameses Shriners, Toronto Men's Probus, Wasaga Beach, Lifetime Member Bayshore Seniors, Woodland Beach. On Monday, February 21, 2005 at Penetanguishene General Hospital in his 78th year. Dear husband of Audrey (TAILOR/TAYLOR) UMLAH of Woodland Beach. Father to Heather Marie UMLAH and Donna Lynn UMLAH, both of Woodland Beach and Papa to Amy and Brittany. Brother of Mary Lou RAUCHBART of Mississauga and Joyce THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Blenheim. Brother-in-law of Marjorie LEE of Barrie and sister-in-law Kathleen TAILOR/TAYLOR of Islington and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Audrey JAMES and Shirley THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and brother Gordon UMLAH. Visitation will be held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach (705-429-1040) Wednesday, February 23, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Keith LOCKHART and Reverend David BLACK in the Chapel on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation. Donations may be made to Penetanguishene Palliative Care Unit, Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Wasaga Beach United Church.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
McCRIMMON, Annie
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Saturday, February 26th, 2005. Anne McCRIMMON was the dear sister of Sadie POWER and Dorothy BRINTNELL, both of Lindsay. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Ella JAMES, Mary HOOD, Melissa JONES, Donald McCRIMMON, Wesley McCRIMMON and infant Nora. Dearly remembered by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment Smith's Cemetery in Woodville. As a remembrance, donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-06 published
SHARP, Alan Edwards (July 24, 1929-March 4, 2005)
Passed away peacefully, on Friday, March 4, 2005 in his 76th year. Alan was the beloved husband of Betty (née JAMES) SHARP for 54 years. Loving father of Janice (Camille) LEGERE of Port Elgin, New Brunswick, Jack (Belinda) SHARP of Innisfil and Larry (Linda) SHARP of Cambridge. Brother of Ruth (Jack) WILKINSON of London, Carol (Jim) HAVERANECK of Northville, Michigan and Peter (Noella) SHARP of Brampton. He will be remembered by five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Lillian (née EDWARDS) and Thomas SHARP. Following a successful 35 year career with Weston Bakeries, Alan retired as Vice-President of Production. Visitation will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Rd, 2 lights south of Eglinton) 905-602-1580 on Monday, March 7, 2005 from 3 p.m. until 4: 30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 4: 30 p.m. Cremation. Final interment in Port Elgin, New Brunswick. If so desired, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-09 published
KERSHAW, Judith
Suddenly at Sunnybrook Hospital on March 4, 2005 in her 60th year. Sister to Barry KERSHAW, Sheila JAMES and Dianne GOMES. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. A private cremation will take place. Condolences and memorial donation questions via email to kershaw-judith@yahoo.ca Always in the hearts of Maryam, Leila, Kris and Naomi.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-11 published
JAMES, John " Jack"
Peacefully at home on the 9th of March, 2005, in his 76th year. A truly remarkable man, will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by family and Friends. Private family service followed by cremation. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
JAMES, Marguerite
Peacefully passed away on Monday, March 21, 2005 at the Maple Villa, Burlington, in her 92nd year. Marguerite will be greatly missed by her husband John of 66 years and her loving daughters Penny (Jim), Jody (Brian) and Barbara (Doug); cherished grandmother of ten grandchildren and great-grandmother of five. A celebration of Marguerite's life will be held on Thursday, March 24th at Saint John's Catholic Church in Burlington at 1: 30 p.m. followed by a gathering at the home of her daughter Jody Thorpe. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
DYER, John Herbert
Peacefully at his home near Cookstown, in his 90th year, on April 4th, 2005. Loving husband of Vera. Beloved brother of Bernice and the late Norm STANLEY, the late George and the late Elsie DYER. Brother-in-law to Nancy and the late Allen CHICK, the late Robert and the late Marion BENNETT. Uncle to Bill and Barbara, Marilyn and Jim, Bill and Heather, Patricia and Dave, Shari and the late Allen JAMES. Great-uncle to Jennifer, Jeffrey, Christopher, David, Sarah, Brian, Michael, Madison, Taylor, Troy and Brad. A Memorial Service will take place at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (1-866-393-0063) on Friday, April 8th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Oncology Units of Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre or Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated. We are pleased to accept messages of condolence at www.monkfuneralhome.com.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
BEEKINK, Olive (formerly COOK, née SAINT)
After a short illness at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston on Thursday, April 7, 2005. Olive (SAINT) BEEKINK of Bradford in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late William BEEKINK and the late Harold COOK. Dear mother of Donna GRAHAM (Robin REYNOLDS) of Pickering and Larry of Bradford. Dear sister of Ken "Joe" SAINT and predeceased by Audrey TAILBY, Roy SAINT, Nellie JAMES, Mel SAINT and Percy SAINT_ Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation (1-800-209-4803) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
JAMES, Minnie Emily
(Member of Tops On 102 and longtime member of St. Hilda's Anglican Church). Minnie, beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick). Dear mother of Joyce and her husband Frank FLAVELLE and David and his late wife Nena and his present wife Ann. Loving grandmother to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Dorothy ANDREWS, Evelyn BARTON and the late Edith JAMES. Minnie will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and her family at St. Hilda's Towers. Memorial Service to be held at St. Hilda's Anglican Church (2353 Dufferin St.), 416-782-1197, on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. Donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
JAMES, Rose Elizabeth (née BARNES)
Peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2005, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving sister of Dorothy (WILSON) of Windsor, Richard, and Violet (RODGERS) of Montreal and the late Joseph. Cherished aunt of several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews. Memorial service to be held at Wexford United Church in Scarborough (Lawrence Ave.) on Thursday, April 21st at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice, or a kindness in her name would be greatly appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
JAMES, John
Peacefully at the Scarborough General Hospital on Saturday, April 23, 2005, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Gail. Loving father of George (Maria), Alan, Catherine (Steve) and Paula (Steve). Dear grandfather of Shawna, Robin, Mathew, Ryan and Braydon. He will be missed by his beloved family here and abroad. A funeral service will be held at the Ferndale Baptist Church, 614 Brimley Rd., Scarborough on Tuesday, April 26 at 1 p.m. with visiting beginning one hour prior to the service. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
MacDONALD, Donald Malcolm
On April 29th, 2005 at Royal Victoria Hospital, in his 83rd year, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Beloved husband of Mary FAY and the late Jacqueline, dear father of Cheryl Ann LIVINGSTONE of West Vancouver, and Glenn Malcolm Thomas MacDONALD of St. Louis, Missouri, grandchildren Scott David LIVINGSTONE, Kelly Jacqueline JAMES, Brock Malcolm MacDONALD, and Leigh Jacqueline MacDONALD, great-granddaughter Ivy LIVINGSTONE, and sisters Margaret WESTERN and Dolores GOODMAN. He will be missed by his extended family, June, Peter, Michael, and Jennifer, who thought of Don as their own special father and grandfather. After a career with General Motors, Don was active in retirement in local organizations in London and Barrie. An avid watercolourist, he and Mary FAY operated the Studio Gallery in Midhurst for several years. Don's family wish to express their appreciation for the excellent care of Dr. G. BOND and all the Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology staff. Friends and neighbours can visit with Mary Fay and family members at Bayshore Landing, 140 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, Ontario on Saturday May 28, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations will be welcomed by the MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 3M2. There will be no funeral service. Private burial of cremated remains at Barrie Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
JAMES, Dawn (Phyllis LANDRIGAN) "Dawn of Isis"
Peacefully into spirit on May 12, 2005 after courageously and gracefully facing a long illness. Dawn radiated her love to brighten the lives of many, including life partner Paul BERTRAM, children Melody James (Frank HUGHES), David LANDRIGAN (Sue RICHER), and Laurie SHEPHERD; grandchildren Michael SHEPHERD, Shawn LANDRIGAN, Bill BECKMAN, and Sara BECKMAN; sisters Iris BARBER and Patricia SCHEGOSKY. An instructor in the feminine spirituality of Egyptian dance, Dawn was a beloved inspiration to her many dance students, who will continue to honour the tradition of the Temple of Isis Dancers. She will stay in our hearts forever. Cremation May 18, Memorial Mass May 21, 10: 30 a.m. at Saint John Chrysostom Church, 732 Ontario Street, Newmarket.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
MacKEY, Gordon
Peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Saturday, June 25, 2005, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (nee SPROXTON) for 58 years. Devoted father to Bruce (Marilyn) and Dawna FOULIS (Rob). Beloved Grandad of Jeff MacKEY, Lisa JAMES (Scott,) Ryan and Michael FOULIS. Survived by his sister Marjorie HOBBS and his brothers Cecil (Bernice) and Alvin. Fondly remembered by Jenn, Kristin and Jen. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m., followed by interment at the Pine Orchard Friends Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Wesley United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-07 published
ORANGE, William " Bill" Edward
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father in his 85th year on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie ORANGE. Cherished father of Judy ORANGE, Corie CLEMENS (Dave), William ORANGE (Louise), James ORANGE (Barbara) and the late Beverley PICK (survived by Herman.) Loving and devoted grandfather of Melony (Brian), Jennifer (Eric), and Kevin (Anne.) Loved Pop to his extended family Steve IRVINE, Lyn, Sarah and Mathew JAMES. Dad had a long career with the Royal Canadian Air Force which began during World War 2. He retired in the late 60's to start a new profession as a real estate broker. He then established his own management company, Bimar Property Management which he operated until his retirement to Corkery. The family wishes to invite you to a Celebration of Dad's Life at the Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel (2500 Baseline Rd., Ottawa) on Saturday, July 9th, 2005 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. Cremation has taken place. In his memory, donations to the Crossing Bridge Animal Vet Clinic c/o Jane Corbett or the Almonte General Hospital would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. He will be deeply missed and remembered by all. Arrangements entrusted to Cole Funeral Services, 613-831-7122.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
Drive-by shooting narrowly missed kids
Children aged 3 to 15 had just moved from attack site
2nd unidentified man wounded in west-end area
By Alejandro BUSTOS, Staff Reporter
A large group of children barely escaped being hit by gunfire as a young man was gunned down near the home of close relatives in west Toronto.
Shamari BELNAVIS, 20, was killed Tuesday evening after being shot in a townhouse complex on Humber Blvd., near Weston Rd. and Black Creek Dr. A second unidentified man, 19, was wounded and released from hospital, police said.
Neighbours said yesterday the shooting could have been much worse. Roughly two dozen children were playing British bulldog in the area, before moving to a neighbour's house to practise for Caribana moments before the attack.
"If they hadn't moved, at least six of them would have been shot," said Natasha RUDDOCK, 15, who was with the group of youngsters aged 3 to 15.
BELNAVIS' half-sister Shenika SIMMS, 16, said she and her mother had just moved into the Humber Blvd. home June 1, but would now likely move.
BELNAVIS was the father of a boy, 2, and girl, 3 1/2; his current girlfriend was pregnant with a third child. He grew up in the Jane-Finch area but was not living in Toronto.
Neighbours yesterday said early Tuesday evening a vehicle pulled into the parking lot behind SIMMS' home. Two men jumped out and started to run down a short path into the townhouse complex. A third man stayed in the driver's seat.
When the men started to shoot at BELNAVIS, said residents, he lifted 4-year-old Jaden JAMES, the half-brother of SIMMS, behind the fence to protect him.
SIMMS said BELNAVIS had just been telling her "You are my little sister and you have to grow up like a princess."
The last words he said to her were, "Before I die, I want you to become a celebrity."
Moments later, SIMMS walked into her home and heard gunshots.
Police, who responded to the call around 8: 30 p.m., said they are looking for three suspects in their late teens or early 20s who were driving an older-model, maroon Dodge Caravan.
The shooting was not an accident, said police.
One neighbour said her daughter, who was in the group of children, was traumatized.
"My daughter told me, 'Mommy, I don't want you to go outside, because I don't want you to be shot,'" she said.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
JAMES, Harold Robert
(Retired long-time employee of Canada Packers) Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Edith, for nearly 63 years. Much loved father of Virginia DAVY of Mount Forest, Ontario and Douglas and his wife Robyn of McKellar, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Kimberly KAY, Colleen and husband Dave MITCHELL, Janine and husband Patrick CERVENKA, Shannon and fiancé Rod CRINKLAW, Brenna JAMES and dear great-grandfather of Jamie, Matthew and Justin KAY and Steven, Brandon and Ryan MARSHALL. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 12: 30 p.m. Private interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
JAMES, Gloria (née ATWILL)
Unexpectedly on Wednesday August 10, 2005, at the age of 72. Cherished mother of Theresa SCOTT and Joy IVANYSHYN, and her husband Tim. Loving grandmother of Erin, Katelyn and Stephanie. Dear sister of Yvonne ATWILL, and sister-in-law of David HILLHOUSE. Predeceased by her parents Gladys and Samuel, and sister Lorraine. Gloria will be lovingly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 12, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue). Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-13 published
JAMES, Sylvia (née MARTIN)
Peacefully at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Thursday, August 11, 2005 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Bill JAMES of Bath. Loving mother of Stephen (Dorothy DOWLING) of Scottsdale, Arizona; Derek (Lucy) of Oakville and Deborah O'REILLY (Sean) of Mississauga. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Christopher, Andrew, Phillip and Meagan. Survived by her brothers and sisters Teddy (Margo,) Dorothy HAMILTON (Joe,) Catherine WALLER (Peter,) Mary HOLLIS (Bobby,) George and Jeffrey (Christine.) Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Rd. at Newburgh Rd., Napanee, K7R 1G1, (613-354-3722) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
MINTY, Eleanor June (née CRAWFORD)
Age 74, of North River, Colchester County, passed away Friday, August 12, 2005, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, Nova Scotia. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Pearl (JAMES) CRAWFORD. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Kenneth "Ken" MINTY; son Richard (Marlene) of Barrie; daughter Linda MINTY of Belleville; sisters Audrey (Albert) LANGDON of Ontario, Joan (Kenneth) HUGHES of Nova Scotia, Ruth (James) BRITTON of Toronto; grammy to Cole and Jessica, both of Barrie. Granddaughter Shannon Rose MINTY predeceased her grammy. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Interment Beechwood Mausoleum (7241 Jane St.) on Saturday at 11 a.m. No flowers or gifts by family request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-10 published
GRANGE, Samuel George McDougall (March 19, 1920-August 26, 2005)
Predeceased by his father Ned, his mother Ginty and his brother Alec. Survived by his children, Alice and Dougall. Sam was a Lawyer, Judge, Royal Commissioner, Bencher, Captain, Teacher, Mentor, Poet, Storyteller, Wit, Host and Friend to many. Devotee of justice, dogs, birds, scotch, crumpets, rare meat, runny eggs, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, punctuality, grammatical correctness, Dame Vera Lynn, Osgoode Hall and his beloved Cotaj Mahal. Thanks to Friends who visited at Sunnybrook, and to those who helped him be at his cottage. Kudos to fabulous nurses Chito GONZAGA, Izona FACY, Fatima BRUNNING, Daisy ANDERSON- CHARLES and Carole ROBINSON, and to Myralee HARRIS, Annette EBANKS and Neverlyn JAMES, professional caregivers extra-ordinaire. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to Parkdale Community Legal Services. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Church, Simcoe and King, September 12, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. followed by another at Sunnybrook Hospital's K wing garden, (enter at L wing), on September 28th at 3: 30 p.m. Dad, we hope you are surrounded by family, Friends and noble beasts and that we'll meet again, someday.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-10 published
HANNEN, Doug
Passed away peacefully on August 25th, 2005. Cremation and burial has taken place in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Loving husband of Donna (née HALE.) Dear father of Denise, Judy (Gary JAMES,) Linda (Jim WILSON,) and Susan (Don SHUFFELEN.) Cherished grandfather of eight and of one great-grand_son. Sadly missed by his sisters Ruth MATHESON- TURIAK (Gord), Grace GATES (late Edward), and by his brother Don (Bernice). A celebration of life will be held at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main St. S. (Hwy. 10), Brampton on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at 3 p.m. Visitation from 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Email condolences may be sent to doug.hannen@wardfh.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
HAMILTON, Dorothy (née MARTIN)
With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Dorothy HAMILTON, in her 69th year, on September 14, 2005, at the Carpenter Hospice. Beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, nana and friend. Surrounded by her family, Dorothy faced death with calm bravery. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Joseph, her love of 48 years, her son Martin and his wife Laurie; her daughter Susan and her husband Paul; her sisters Mary HOLLIS (Bobby) and Catharine WALLER (Peter;) her brothers Teddy MARTIN (Margo,) George and Geoffrey; her brother-in-law Bill JAMES; her grandchildren Kevan, Craig, Rachel and Mary Clare; her many nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by her parents, her dear sister Sylvia JAMES and her grand_son Finlay. Dorothy's family are deeply grateful for the compassionate care of the extraordinary volunteers and staff at the Carpenter Hospice and the nurses and staff of 2c at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, are greatly appreciated by the family. Friends may call at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, 905-637-5233, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Reception to follow. In loving memory of Sylvia JAMES, of Bath, Ontario, who passed away August 11, 2005 and Dorothy HAMILTON of Burlington, Ontario, who passed away on September 14, 2005. "It's hard to say goodbye To sisters loved, as we've loved you. We had some laughs. We shed some tears. But mostly they were happy years. And now let's face life day by day Knowing you're in our hearts And there you'll stay." - Mary and Bobby HOLLIS

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
City records 59th homicide of '05
41 gun killings this year surpass number in any other year
Latest victim, part of triple fatal shooting, dies yesterday
By Betsy POWELL and Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporters with files from Gabe GONDA
The summer of the gun has become the year of the gun.
Even though it is only September, Toronto has already recorded more fatal shootings in 2005 than in any other year. That number includes a rare triple fatal shooting after one of three people hit by a barrage of bullets on Friday died yesterday.
Of the 59 homicides so far this year, 41 have involved a firearm. That easily surpasses the previous high of gun killings set in 1991, when 35 of the city's 88 slayings were gun-related. Perhaps encouragingly, the number of firearm slayings plummeted the following year to five out of 60 homicides.
Last year, 27 of the 64 homicides were shootings.
Police believe gang violence is behind much of the unprecedented amount of bloodshed tied to guns.
Just last Friday, four people were gunned down in two separate attacks that police say appeared to be related to drug dealing, not gangs. A survivor from Friday night's shooting on Tandridge Cres., Shane JAMES, 26, died yesterday afternoon at Sunnybrook hospital. He had been fighting for his life since the incident outside an apartment building near Albion and Weston Rds., at about 9: 20 p.m.
Joseph SANTOS, 25, and Donald RAWLUCK, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene. Early Friday morning, Rondell CALLISTE, 20, was shot to death in a parkette in Parkdale. Police think he had been lured there for a drug deal.
There have been no arrests in the cases -- and many of this year's firearm slayings remain unsolved. There have also been scores of non-fatal shootings this year where criminal charges have not been laid.
With so many gunmen walking the streets, Staff Insp. Jeff McGUIRE, head of the homicide squad, said the obvious implication is there is a greater availability of handguns -- the preferred firearm of choice for Toronto killers. He also pointed to lenient bail and sentencing by the courts for people accused and convicted of gun crimes.
"There doesn't seem to be a strong deterrent factor that's making these people afraid to carry guns," he said yesterday. "They're not afraid to carry guns and when they make bail, they go out and get another gun."
Police say revenge, mixed with drug trafficking, is at the root of most of the shootings by gang members.
Toronto police are hoping they can reverse the tide of deadly gunfire by redeploying officers into troubled neighbourhoods and by targeting individual gangs. They did that last week with Project Flicker, a law-enforcement crackdown that rounded up several dozen suspects police say belong to a Rexdale gang.
At city hall yesterday, Mayor David MILLER said he wants to expand to seven the number of low-income, high-crime neighbourhoods covered under the city's community safety plan.
MILLER will today ask the policy and finance committee to add Lawrence Heights, Eglinton East and Steeles to a list of neighbourhoods that includes Malvern, Jamestown, Jane-Finch and Kingston Galloway.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-03 published
JAMES, Irene
Passed away on Friday, September 30, 2005 at the Peel Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Loving mother of Denise and her husband Bob JOHNSTON. Loving grandmother to Jamie (Jenn) and Robert. Sister of Audrey ERRETT and Patricia SHARPE. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Service to follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Michael's Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-05 published
HALLEY, Norman
Peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at Leisureworld Norfinch in his 68th year. Loving father of Norma HARRISON, James HALLEY and Robert HALLEY; stepfather of Joseph and Kelly ST. JAMES. Dear grandfather of Skylar and Creighton HALLEY and Cole HARRISON. Brother of Donald, Gary and Gordon. Norm will be sadly missed by all his family. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-13 published
WILLIAMS, Pastor Bud
Went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 9, 2005. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Joan, his children Glen and Priscilla WILLIAMS, Debbie and David JAMES, his grandchildren Matthew, Daniel, Jennifer and Christina, his brother Irv and wife Marilyn, and his Evangel Temple church family. Visitation on Thursday and Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.). Visitation on Saturday from 10-11 a.m., followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. at Evangel Temple, 4190 Yonge St. Countless lives have been blessed by him.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-14 published
KIRKBY, Thelma Zena (née MORBEY)
Big Cedar Lake, Ontario. Born June 28, 1917 to the late Elizabeth and Frederick MORBEY, Belleville, Ontario. Died Monday, October 10, 2005 in Peterborough. Predeceased by sisters Vera JONES and Grace SINCLAIR. Beloved wife of the late Ontario Provincial Police Supt. Alfred E. KIRKBY. Devoted mother of Jo-Ann E. (Keith S.) HENDERSON, Blenheim, Patricia J. (J. David) JAMES, Lakefield, and Penny E. (J. Kim) CROSS, Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Laura (Rich) DAYNES, Lakefield, Shaylene (Scott) PIND, Peterborough, Simon CROSS and Joelle CROSS, Toronto. Dearly loved great-grandmother of Emily, Jeffrey and Ethan DAYNES and of Elise, Danielle and Sophie PIND. Sister-at-heart of Joan and Dave BAKER. A memorial service to celebrate Thelma's life will be held at Young's Point United Church, 2 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2005, with visitation from 1 p.m. The family requests memorial donations be made to Peterborough Regional Health Centre or Young's Point United Church.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
JAFFARY, Joyce (née BARBEAU)
Peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at Toronto in her 79th year. Beloved mother of Lynn METZLER, Helen JAMES, Chris JAFFARY and Barbara PARTRIDGE. Loving grandmother of Jules and the late Amber. Dear sister of Reta. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by numerous family members. Memorial Service to follow at a later date in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie. "You're home Mom" "We love you"

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-18 published
JAMES, Lloyd G. " Bud"
(World War 2 Veteran) Peacefully, with his family by his side on Monday, October 17th, 2005, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga. Bud, in his 84th year, beloved husband of Minnie for the past 60 years. Loving father of Jim Frank and his wife Maureen. Loved grandfather 'Boo' of Jamie (Lisa), Kevin (Michelle), Leesa (David) and great-grandfather of Kori, Kyle, Chelsea, Kole, Alisa, Chloe and Jessica. Dear brother of Bill (Donna), Ruth HORE and Ethel DRAPER. Predeceased by his sister Margaret PUCKERING and by his brother Gord JAMES. Bud will be fondly remembered by Sheryl and Bill HAINES. Bud was a recipient of the Georgetown Hockey Heritage award in 1981 and will be remembered for his involvement with the Georgetown Hockey Heritage Council, Georgetown Minor Hockey Association and Georgetown Junior A Raiders. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Service to be held at 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, October 20th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. In memory, contributions to the Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills or the Red Cross Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
JAMES, Margaret
At Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa, on Friday, October 21, 2005, in her 90th year. Margaret, beloved wife of the late Donald JAMES. Loving mother of Brenda and her husband Wayne HANCOCK, and Brian JAMES. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Adam and John. Friends may call at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville, on Tuesday, October 25 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service complete in our Chapel on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium. Donations to the charity of your choice in her memory would he gratefully appreciated. www.morrisfuneralchapel.ca

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-13 published
JAMES, Ronald " Ron"
Passed away on Friday, November 11, 2005, at York Central Hospital, surrounded by his family, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Nora, for over fifty years. Loving Dad to Nancy WEAVER and her husband Don, Ken, Barbara and Norman CHEUNG. Cherished Grandpa to Spencer and Emily. Dear brother-in-law to Marjorie LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, and fondly remembered by the Lowe family. A Funeral Service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (140 Brooke Street, Thornhill) on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 1 p.m., with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to York Central or Sunnybrook Hospital. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
Life and tragic death of a woman who cared
By Rosie DIMANNO, Page B2
Kindness killed Bernice Wee Choo LIM.
"That would be about right," says Det. Dave JAMES, the 32 Division officer who originally investigated the vicious late September assault that, one week ago, became murder.
What a grim city Toronto has become when the killing of a sweet, endlessly thoughtful 70-year-old woman merits barely a mention in the newspaper.
Perhaps only gangland slayings are sexy these days, where drive-by assailants shoot at funeral mourners in broad daylight, as occurred yesterday.
LIM was a 70-year-old nurse from Singapore, proud naturalized Canadian citizen and professional caregiver, mostly for elderly Alzheimer's sufferers because that was the only kind of work she could get. But she was awfully good at it, tender and vigilant, beloved by all with whom she came in contact, particularly the families of those she tended.
"She was a rock during the earlier stages of my mother's Alzheimer's," says Sandi HOFBAUER. LIM cared for her mom for 2 1/2 years, before the woman was put into resident care.
"On her own, she bought children's building blocks, with the letters on them, and children's books where you connect the dots, just to help keep my mother's mind focused. I used to give my mom envelopes with money to pay everyday bills and of course she kept misplacing the cash. Bernice would find money all over the place but she always gave it back to us. I mean, we would never even have known the money was missing if Bernice hadn't returned it. She was so trustworthy."
It was as a favour to a friend, another caregiver, that LIM opened her home to a 29-year-old man who'd been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. The man was her friend's son. It was at this woman's bidding that LIM took herself to court for the man's bail hearing. The accused was freed on bail.
"A condition of his bail was that he live at her residence," says JAMES.
Ten days later, it is alleged that this same man, reportedly angry over his curfew restraints, seized a screwdriver and stabbed LIM in the head and neck. That was some time in the evening and the grievously injured victim lay there, alone, bleeding profusely, unable to move, unable to summon help.
The following morning, a man showed up at the police station, claiming he had stabbed a woman. Police rushed to the Wilson Ave. home and found LIM barely alive. She was taken to Sunnybrook, where she clung tenaciously to life for several weeks, conscious and alert for much of that time but in extreme pain.
"She was a tiny woman but one tough lady," says HOFBAUER, who visited LIM in hospital repeatedly. "She couldn't speak and she was paralyzed from the chest down. But you could tell, just from looking in her eyes, that she had every intention of surviving."
That didn't happen. With infection wracking her body, LIM succumbed to her injuries last Saturday. Had she lived, she would have been a quadriplegic because of the damage inflicted in the brutal assault.
"She'd been stabbed with such force that the screwdriver punctured a piece of bone in her back," says HOFBAUER.
When LIM arrived in Canada 15 years ago, she was a recently divorced woman, all on her own. It takes courage to start again in a new country, knowing no one, her three grown children left behind. Those children, and her ex-husband, all rushed to Toronto after they learned of what happened.
Last night, a funeral service was held for LIM. Her remains will be cremated and the family will take the ashes back to Singapore in a few days.
Stoic and intensely private, in the Chinese way, the family expresses no bitterness toward Canada and the violence that befell LIM here. "They're lovely people," says JAMES. But they're bewildered with a judicial system that allowed a man charged with a violent crime to go free on bail, delivering him essentially into the custody of a little old lady.
"I'm livid that somebody (charged with a violent crime)... would be allowed to go free," says HOFBAUER, who arrived at the hospital last Saturday only minutes after LIM had passed away. "The hospital did take wonderful care of her. All the nurses on the ward had fallen in love with her. That's just what everybody did with Bernice -- fall in love with her. She was just the most wonderful woman."
In speaking with the staff, some wondered aloud why such tragedies should visit the kindest amongst us. And HOFBAUER recalls someone saying: "Because the rest of us wouldn't have done what she did for that young man."
Roel VINTAYEN was originally charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. The attempt turned out to be successful.
At LIM's house, her pleasant voice is still heard on the answering machine.
"Hello, this is Bernice..."

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
LESKEW, Rose (née SLYWCHUK)
Passed away peacefully at Trillium Manor, Orillia, Ontario, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005. She was predeceased by her devoted husband Stephen LESKEW and her son Stevie LESKEW as well as her only brother Tolly SLYWCHUK of Timmins, Ontario. Dear mother of Elsie (Bill KELLY,) Paul (Marlene,) Susan, all of Orillia, John (Bonnie) of Cumberland Beach and Helen (Kevin CROZIER) of Barrie. She was the cherished grandmother "Babi" of Kira Leskew FRASER (Colin), Gregory LESKEW, Christine LESKEW Mitchell (Keith), Steven LESKEW (Carrie), Christopher CROZIER (Lisa), Celina CROZIER Ambler (Rupert) and Jessica Crozier HENDRIKS (Dan.) Proud great-grandmother to Emily, Joseph, David, Mary and Annie (Christopher and Lisa CROZIER,) Alexandra, Charles and Rupert JAMES (Celina and Rupert AMBLER), Madeleine, Gabriel and Claire (Jessica and Dan HENDRIKS), John and Meia (Steve and Carrie LESKEW.) She was their dear Babka. Rose will also be sadly missed by nieces and nephews in Timmins, Sudbury and Toronto. Rose was born in Cobalt, Ontario on October 14, 1912 to Nicholas SLYWCHUK and Mary PERUN. In 1922 she survived the Great Fire at Haileybury while she was a resident student at the convent there. Rose married Stephen LESKEW in 1930 in Hamilton. He was a Master Cabinet-maker and Furniture Designer, trained in Europe. They established the Timmins Upholstering and Cabinet Shop in the early years of their marriage and saw their business flourish in later years in southern and central Ontario. The family extends deep appreciation to Dr. Wayne BATES and the nurses and staff at Trillium Manor for their kind and dedicated care. Family and Friends will be received at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia (705) 326-3595, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2005. Then to the Church of the Guardian Angels for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Orillia. A reception to follow at the Simcoe Room of the Highwayman Inn (southwest corner of Westmount at Coldwater). Parish Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home at 7: 15 Friday evening. If desired, donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Society or the Furnishing Fund at Trillium Manor, would be appreciated by the family. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
WINN, " Lenny" Lennabelle Anne, B.Sc.
George Williams University, Chicago (Retired teacher, North York Board of Education, Earl Haig Secondary School, York Mills Collegiate and Zion Heights Junior High School. Avid canoe tripper, skier, and gardener).
Born in St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.A. on March 22, 1943 to her dear late parents Ira Eugene and Lennabelle (JAMES) WINN. Entered into eternal rest in the loving care of her dear family and Friends at the Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday, November 23, 2005. Lenny, cherished sister of Bill and his wife Joyce WINN of Quincy, Illinois, John and his wife Kristen WINN of Grand Junction, Colorado, and the late Donald Eugene WINN. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, Friends and neighbours. Devoted and dear friend of Sandra WHITALL and France GAUTHIER. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block East of Donlands Subway), on Friday, November 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of life services will take place in the Chapel on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Eleven O'Clock. Private cremation. Refreshments to follow the service in the Chatham Lounge. By request, memorial donations may be made to The C.C.C. Palliative Care Unit at the Toronto East General Hospital, 825 Coxwell Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 3E7 or The Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
MEISELS, Veronika
Peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2005. Veronika MEISELS, beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Evelyn and Michael JAMES, Susan and Kerry KADISH, and Shirley and Jason SCHWARTZ. Devoted grandmother of David, Alanna, Debbie, Joshua, Samuel, and Lili. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Judith and the late Lazlo FINKELSTEIN, Queenie and the late Gabriel GROSZ, Mary and Gilbert GARDONYI, Leslie and Eva MEISELS. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all those who provided love and support during this difficult time. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 Iights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Pride of Israel section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 7805 Bayview Avenue P.H. 1520, Thornhill. If desired, donations may be made to the Veronika Meisels Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-18 published
JAMES, Cynthia Ann
(York Mills Collegiate, Toronto Public School System)
Passed away suddenly at her home in Scarborough on Thursday, December 15, 2005. Cynthia JAMES in her 64 year was the beloved sister of Richard JAMES and his wife Nancy of Cookstown, Fred JAMES of Innisfil, Ron JAMES of Barrie and Paul JAMES and his wife Shelley of Innisfil. Loving aunt of Carolyn, Todd, Joanne, Melissa, Emily and Haley. Also survived by many special Friends, in particular, Elizabeth and Janet. Friends may call at the Innisfil Funeral Home, 7910 Yonge St. in Innisfil on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 19th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at cynthiajames@funeralhome.on.ca

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JAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
JAMES, Norman Almer
Peacefully on December 17, 2005 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Doreen (née DUCKWORTH) for 54 years. Father of Gail BAXTER, Gary, Glen and his wife Janice. Grandfather of seven and one great-grand_son. Brother to Noreen HINGSTON and predeceased by brothers Melville and Earl. Retired from Uxbridge Fire Department in 1993 after 41 years of dedicated service, Uxbridge Fire Chief from 1973 to 1993. Member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years and past master of Zeredatha Lodge. Uxbridge Citizen of the Year in 1993. Owned and operated Norm James Sales and Service Ltd. for over 30 years with his son Glen. Involved in the Ontario Tractor Pullers Assoc., The Allis Chalmers Club, York-Durham Heritage Railroad and Uxbridge Museum Steam Show. The family will receive Friends at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge on Tuesday, December 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, December 21st from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Masonic Service December 21st at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Uxbridge Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave., Uxbridge, on Thursday, December 22nd at 2 p.m. with interment at Uxbridge Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to The Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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