KANAGARATNAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-14 published
Police I.D. latest shooting victim
City's 37th fatal shooting this year
Victim falls outside North York plaza
By Henry STANCU, Staff Reporter
A man was shot to death at a North York plaza last night, the latest in an unprecedented summer of fatal shootings.
Police arrived at the Yorkwoods Shopping Plaza, on Jane Street, south of Finch Ave. W. after getting calls about gunfire at 9: 45 p.m.
They found a man in his 20s sprawled in the parking lot in front of a pizzeria where he was pronounced dead by paramedics. He was shot in the chest.
This morning, police identified the victim as Sureshkumar KANAGARATNAM, 28, of Toronto.
Clara McDOWELL, a neighbourhood resident, began to cry as she recalled what happened.
"I've never seen anything like this before in my life," she said. She was with her neighbours sitting outside their townhouse behind the plaza when they heard the shots.
Last summer, a man was shot to death at the same spot.
It is also an area that has seen several shootings this year, including the drive-by shooting of 4-year-old Shaquan CADOUGAN, who was hit three times in front of his Driftwood Ave., about two blocks away.
This is also the second fatal shooting in four days in the Jane St. and Driftwood Ave. area.
On Saturday, Andre BURNETT, 24, died in a flurry of gunshots while running across a footbridge over Driftwood, just a few hundred metres from Jane St. It is the 55th homicide of the year, and the 37th fatal shooting. That's 10 more fatal shootings than all of last year.

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KANAGARATNAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-15 published
Factory worker shot dead on dinner run
By Henry STANCU, Staff Reporter
What was supposed to be a quick trip to grab a bite at a Sri Lankan restaurant ended in tragedy when Sureshkumar KANAGARATNAM was gunned down just steps from his destination.
KANAGARATNAM, 28, told his mother Tuesday night he was just going out for five minutes with a friend and would be back shortly.
Within the hour, he lay dead from gunshot wounds to the chest at Yorkwoods Shopping Plaza on Jane Street, south of Finch Ave. West.
"Maybe (there was) an argument. Maybe he said the wrong thing to someone. Police don't know why (he was killed,)" KANAGARATNAM's older brother said as Friends and relatives gathered at the family's North York apartment last night.
"He was a hard-working guy. Fourteen hours a day and he just bought a new house," brother Kuselakumar KANAGARATNAM said, sobbing.
The victim came to Canada from Sri Lanka with family members when he was 14. After learning a trade in school, he worked as a tool and die maker at a York Region manufacturing plant for the past seven years.
"He came to this country for a better, safer life. He was so good and he looked after my 82-year-old father and our mother. My mother can't stop crying," the brother added.
A friend of the victim, an older, married man with children who lives in the same building, has not been heard from since the shooting.
KANAGARATNAM, who celebrated his 28th birthday on September 3, is the youngest of two brothers and a sister.
He will likely be cremated following a Buddhist ceremony at DeMarco Funeral Home on Keele St. in North York Saturday.

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KANAKARATNAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-23 published
KANAKARATNAM, Usha
Passed away on Thursday July 21st, 2005 at Princess Margaret Hospital at the age of 36. She will be missed and fondly remembered by her parents Ken and Rani, her brothers Mahi and Jana, and all of her Friends and family. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their kindness and compassion. Viewings will be held on Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ogden Funeral HomeS, (4164 Sheppard Avenue East, north on Sheppard and west of Midland, 416-293-5211). Funeral services will be at the same location on Monday, July 25th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by cremation at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery (375 Mount Pleasant Road, Mount Pleasant and St. Clair), between 11 a.m. and noon. In keeping with Usha's wishes, donations made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at 416-946-6560 (1-866-224-6560) or the Friends of the Toronto Public Library at 416-393-7123 would be appreciated.

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KANAPATHIPPILLAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
INTHRANATHAN, Ponnuswamy
Passed away suddenly on May 12, 2005, at the North York General Hospital, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Karunadevy. Loving father of Sasie, Renuka and Dushy. Much loved son of the late Ponnuswamy of Vannarponnai and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. DURAIAPPA of Kalviyankaddu. Affectionate brother of Ramanathan, Sathianathan, Pathmavathy MURUGIAH, Sathiavathy DEVARAJAH, Thilagavathy KANAPATHIPPILLAI and Dr. Dharmavathy JEGATHEESWARAN. Dear brother-in-law of Manoharan, Thavaranjithan, Kirubaharan and Sarojadevi BALASINGHAM. Friends may call at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden Ave., 416-773-0933) on Sunday, May 15 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service on Monday, May 16 at 9 a.m. at Highland Memory Gardens Crematorium 33 Memory Garden Lane (Don Mills south of Steeles Ave.).

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KANBERGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
RAMINSH, Alma (née PLOSS)
We are deeply saddened to announce that on March 19, 2005 we lost our wonderful mother. Alma - wife of the late Alfreds - leaves behind their children: Ingrid (Egils TANNIS,) Margita (late Victor KANBERGS), Vija (Taketo MURATA), Imant (Becky STRUBE), John. Grandchildren: Aivar (Georgia), Anita (Dave); Davis (Natalija), John (Christine); Alfred, Teddy, Ariana; Lisa; Jessica (Colin), Robbie. Great grandchildren: Signe; Ilmars, Katrine; Callum. Alma graduated from Conservatory of Music, Riga, Latvia and was an accomplished concert pianist and piano teacher. She will be missed by many students in Cochrane and Toronto. Memorial service will be held on March 22 at 11: 00 at the Saint John's Latvian Lutheran Church, 200 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto, M4V 1J6. In her memory donations may be made to the above church.

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KANCACHIAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
MARCARIAN, Keghouhi " Kay"
Passed away peacefully on September 25th, 2005, in Montreal. She will be greatly missed by her sister Charouhie KANCACHIAN, her niece Eda, nephew Shant (Linda), great-niece Lisa and great-nephews Kaegan and Atom. Kay will also be greatly missed by her many dear Friends and cousins. In accordance with her wishes, her cremation will be followed by a private family ceremony. Our gratitude and thanks go to the staff and volunteers of the West Island Palliative Care Residence for their genuine and most compassionate care and attention to her comfort. In lieu of flowers, Kay wished to have donations made to the West Island Palliative Care Residence, 265 André Brunet, Kirkland, Québec H9H 3R4 in recognition of their outstanding care for her.

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KANCHERLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
SMIT, Rose
At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, Rose SMIT of Burlington, beloved wife of William SMIT. Much loved mother of Ingrid and her husband Al BOLHUIS of Burlington, cherished Oma of Nicholas and Stephanie. Dear sister of Lenie ROMEIN of The Netherlands. Private Cremation. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday 3-5 p.m. Special thanks to Doctors KANCHERLA and LAD and the nursing staff of the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. wwwsmithsfh.com

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KANDA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
KANDA, Fusako
Peacefully at home in her 96th year on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Yoshio KANDA. Sadly missed by her children Marianne ABE (late Frank,) Henry MUTSUMI, Esther and George NISHIMURA, George and Karen KANDA of Arizona, Noriko Clara FERGUSON (late Ralph,) and Beth and Harry MATSUGU. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Dana, Stacy and Ines, Janice and Derrick, Bruce, Christine, Gayle, Stephen and Katie of Georgia, Peter and Debbie of Minnesota and Tamiko of Kingston; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Emily, Conor, Taylor, Madeline of Minnesota and William of Georgia. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Masao Jack YOSHIDA, Sadako TANI, Fumiko and Kimiko YOSHIDA, Yoshio Harold YOSHIDA. Survived by sisters-in-law Kikumi YOSHIDA and Shizuko Lois YOSHIDA and her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Centennial Japanese United Church, 699 Dovercourt Rd. (south of Bloor) on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto Japanese United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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KANDAHARIAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-01 published
KANDAHARIAN, Kevork
Peacefully, on Friday, April 29, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Beloved husband of Arshaluys. Loving father of Abraham and his wife France, Mihran, Hrach and his wife Cathy. Dear grandfather of Kevork, Rafi, Alex and Natalie. Kevork will be sadly missed by all of his other family and Friends. Funeral Service to be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation to be held at the church from 10: 30-11:00 a.m. Interment York Cemetery.

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KANDEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Dawn Marie
Passed peacefully at home, on Saturday, January 15, 2005, as a result of complications arising from a 25 year battle with Lupus. Loving wife and best friend to Stewart for over 30 years. Loving and supportive mother of Lance, Lorilee, Jeremy, and William. Will be sadly missed by her many "adopted" children and grandchildren, her mother Shirley, mother-in-law Georgina, brother Dan, and sisters Dianne and Doreen. Proud recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award and a Women of Distinction Award in recognition of her extensive service to the community. Founding member of Lupus Canada, Canadian Women's Foundation, Cliffcrest Community Services, West Hill Community Services, Emily Stowe Shelter, and continued to be a community activist in spite of her illness. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) for visitation on Wednesday, January 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Dawn's life will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Dawn's family would like to thank Doctors Edward KEYSTONE, Eric KAZIUKA, and Gabor KANDEL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lupus Canada or the charity of choice.

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KANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-09 published
KITELEY, James Roger
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 James Roger KITELEY in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Doris KITELEY. Dear father of Paul and his wife Janet of London, Chris KOPAL and her husband Paul of Delaware, Ann MacHADO and her companion Howard KANE of Miami, Florida, and Peter KITELEY and his wife Cathy of Mississauga. Predeceased by his wife Sylvia and his son Michael KITELEY. Dear grandfather of Julie, Mark, Laura, Jamie, Jill, Tim, J.C., Kristy and Alanna. Great-grandfather of Sydney. Dear stepfather of Sandra and Rick SOWERBY, Bill BOAK (Debbie,) Robert BOAK, Brent BOAK, Perry and Kim BOAK. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. Donations to Parkwood Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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KANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-27 published
SOUTHGATE, Margaret (née KANE)
At Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener on Monday, April 25th, 2005, Margaret SOUTHGATE (née KANE) of Woodstock in her 77th year went to be with her love, Earl HEISER. Beloved mother of Wayne KANE (Jeanne) of Waterloo, Cheryl GROEN (Norm) of Woodstock, Patsy REKKER of London, Kelly KOZUCH (Gary) of Woodstock and Lisa NICHOLLS (Chad) of London. Also lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Donald KANE (Joyce) of Stratford and the late Earl KANE (Ilene.) Friends may call at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, April 28, 2005 from 12: 00 noon to 1:00 p.m. for a funeral service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Eleanor CARUANA officiating. Cremation, followed by interment later in Woodstock. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611

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KANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-12 published
SMITH, Charles Joseph
Passed away peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on November 11, 2005 in his 83rd year. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Corinne SMITH (née KENNY.) Dearly loved father of Michael and his wife Karen SMITH and Mary and her husband Stephen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Proud and loving papa of Michelle and her husband Darrell SAMPSON/SAMSON, Laura SMITH, Rachel SMITH, Cory STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and great-grandpa of Carter SAMPSON/SAMSON. Dear brother of Alice and her husband Jack KANE of Brampton and Kathleen and her husband Gord HASSON of Sauble Beach and brother-in-law of Anne and her husband Stewart MacLEAN of Stoney Creek. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary (HEANEY) SMITH and granddaughter Kathryn SMITH. Charles was a Veteran of World War 2. He was a member of the Professional Engineers, Saint Anne's Church, the Kiwanis Golden K and a former member of the Aylmer Seniors Curling Club. Family and Friends will be received at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday, November 13 from 2: 00 until 4:00 and 7:00 until 9:00. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Curch, 20 Morrison Drive, Saint Thomas on Monday, November 14 at 11: 00 with burial to follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospial Palliative Care Unit or charity of choice.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-12 published
KANE, The Honourable Justice Joseph Charles (1928-2005)
Retired Superior Court Judge Peacefully passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Providence Health Centre, Toronto. Joe was an inspiration to so many people throughout his life. He was our hero. He was our best friend and he was someone who led by example. Sadly missed by his wife Janet (PERKINS) and sons, Terry & Helen (Calgary), John Timothy (Toronto), Steven (Toronto), Christopher (Chicago) and daughters Dianne and Bruno BENEDETTI (Mississauga) and Wendy KANE (Toronto.) Proud grandfather of David BENEDETTI (Mississauga,) Lisa ALLANA (Markham,) Kiah and Sage KANE (Calgary.) Proud brother of Francis and wife Marilyn (Fort Worth), Jeff and wife Madeline (Burlington) and sisters Mary KANE (Toronto) and Jeanne BURNS (Toronto.) Predeceased by sisters, Ruth KELLY and Patricia KANE and brother, Fred KANE. Deeply missed by so many Friends and colleagues, in particular Leonard GOODMAN. As a respected member of the judicial and legal communities, Joe was admired for his sense integrity and honesty. In 1978, after a 23-year career as lawyer and Queen's Counsel, Joe was appointed a County Court Judge in the City of Toronto. At the age of 49, Joe was one of the youngest judges ever appointed and he served on the bench until 1997 as a Superior Court Judge. While law ruled most of his working days, his true passion was hockey. His contributions to the sport in Canada and internationally were far reaching - from coaching house league and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, then President of the Central Pro League, Director with Hockey Canada and eventually Arbitrator with the National Hockey League. Joe loved being in a rink and around young people. While he experienced so many rewarding moments in hockey his greatest thrill was being able to coach his four sons when they were young. There was no prouder parent in the arena 7 nights a week! Words which best describe Joe are - loyal friend and kind soul. He used to say, 'a person's wealth is not measured by the amount of money in his bank account but rather, the number of Friends he acquires throughout his life'. This would mean that Joseph Charles KANE is one of the wealthiest people in the world! The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 14th. We welcome you to celebrate his life at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road (at McRae Drive), on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 11: 00 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Houses of Providence, Providence Health Centre, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M1L 1W1, would be appreciated.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandmother of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road on Friday, March 4, 2005 time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-06 published
I Remember -- Wilfred BIGELOW
By Brenda KANE, Wednesday, April 6, 2005, Page S9
Dr. Brenda KANE of Toronto writes about Wilfred BIGELOW, whose obituary appeared on March 30.
In 1961, as an uncertain teenager, I met him with my parents in preparation for my own surgery. He was gentle and reassuring to all of us before and afterwards. The care from his team at Toronto General Hospital was also great.
He was interested in me as a person and was very supportive in my desire to enter medical school in Toronto. At a time when doctor's services were not covered by government-sponsored insurance, I believe that he didn't charge his full fee to me. I hope that some of his caring has rubbed off on me and that I have given to my patients something of him over the last 35 years of my medical practice.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
FENN, Patricia Eileen (née ERSKINE- YOUNG, Kenya, 1919)
Pat (a.k.a. "Mom", "Auntie Pat" and "Granny Pat") passed away peacefully on May 17, 2005, at the Delta Hospital in Ladner, British Columbia, after a valiant fight with cancer. Predeceased by her adored brother John ERSKINE- YOUNG, and beloved husband Tony FENN (1919-1993,) Pat is survived by her loving sons Ron and Giles (Vicki) FENN treasured grandchildren Brooke, Alicia and Megan FENN (Giles and Vicki;) sister-in-law Monica OLIVER (née FOLEY, married John ERSKINE- YOUNG;) brother-in-law David FENN (Chin;) niece Alison KANE (née ERSKINE- YOUNG) and nephews Nick and Simon FENN; as well as a loving extended family. Pat will be in our hearts forever and will always be remembered for her love of all things 'family', for her many Friends from around the globe, for her generosity and compassion for the well being of others, for her wide range of interests especially books and the Arts, for her sense of humour, and for always maintaining her English roots and accent. Pat's family would like to thank the staff at the Waterford at Windsor Woods, and the compassionate and dedicated doctors and nurses at the Delta Hospital. A Celebration of Pat's life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 3: 30 p.m. at the Ladner United Church, 4960-48 Avenue, Delta (Ladner), British Columbia, Canada. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat would be appreciated to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation (604.877.6040), #200, 601 West Broadway Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4C2, Canada, and/or the Delta Hospital Foundation (604.940.3430), 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Delta, British Columbia, V4K 3V6, Canada. "Vaya con Dios."

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-29 published
Sheila EGOFF, Librarian and Academic 1918-2005
Authority on children's literature goaded Canadian writers and publishers to overcome the curse of mediocrity, writes Sandra MARTIN. In the end, their books came of age and are now among the world's best
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, May 28, 2005, Page S9
Children's literature is one of our international success stories, so it's easy to forget how stony the field was in the middle years of the last century. We published 47 children's books in 1968 compared to 3,874 American and 2,075 British titles, according to an incisive paper written by librarian Sheila EGOFF for the Royal Ontario Commission on Book Publishing.
"There was a small handful of mostly boring books," remembers Janet LUNN, author of The Root Cellar and Shadow in Hawthorn Bay and the first children's editor to be hired by a Canadian publishing company. "If you were going to stack them up against what was coming out of the United States and Britain, it was pretty tedious."
But stack them up against international standards was precisely what Professor EGOFF did in landmark books such as The Republic of Childhood, Only Connect, Thursday's Child and Worlds Within. "If you think a mediocre book can do something for children, I'll ask you why a good book can't do it better," she was fond of saying. Age did not temper her critical tastes.
In 1984, the year after she retired as professor emerita of youth literature at University of British Columbia, she railed at the offerings in the children's sections of many Canadian libraries, arguing that it might be better for teenagers to read nothing at all than something like Conan the Barbarian, "a pseudo-scientific series about a macho hero who is racist and everything else." One can only wonder how she would react to the current debate about young people's literacy scores in Canada.
But Prof. EGOFF also loved a party, especially when the wine was flowing. She was an inspired lecturer and a devoted friend and colleague to generations of librarians, including University of British Columbia professor Judith Saltman, broadcaster Bill Richardson and writers Kit Pearson and Sarah Ellis.
"Her students were her family," said Ms. Pearson. But affection didn't compromise her standards when it came to marking papers or evaluating literary works. "I was almost afraid to submit my first manuscript," Ms. Pearson said, "because I knew from Sheila what a children's book should be."
"She had a way of deciding your destiny," said Ms. Ellis, who was diverted from a career as a rare books librarian by her exposure to Prof. EGOFF. " Once you got in her gaze, there was no looking away." Ms. Ellis, who still works part-time as a children's librarian, admitted that she wasn't convinced that Prof. EGOFF really liked her award-winning novels. "Deep in her heart, she thought that anything other than being a children's librarian is a bit of a comedown."
"She captivated us," said Prof. Saltman this week. Eventually Prof. Saltman became her mentor's research assistant, then her collaborator and finally her successor at what is now called the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. "I feel as though I have lost a third parent," she said.
Sheila Agnes EGOFF was born in Auburn, Maine, the only daughter of Dane and Lucy Joyce EGOFF. After her father, a Bulgarian immigrant, drowned when Sheila was 1 and her brother George 4, her mother moved back to her home town of Galt (now Cambridge) in southwestern Ontario. Money was scarce, said Prof. EGOFF's nephew John. He thinks this early hardship may explain why his aunt and his father both had such an intense drive to succeed. His father turned it inward, doing his utmost to provide for his family, while his aunt strived for professional achievements, choosing a career over marriage and family.
Prof. EGOFF, who grew up Catholic in a very Protestant town, credited her passion for reading with her discovery of the local public library at the age of 8. As a high school student she worked there part-time for 25 cents an hour, before earning a diploma in librarianship in 1938 at the University of Toronto. She returned to Galt for a job in that same library before moving back to Toronto in 1942 to work at Boys and Girls House under those ace practitioners of her vocation, Alice KANE and Lillian H. SMITH (author of the classic text The Unreluctant Years.) At the same time, she studied for her bachelor's degree, graduating in 1948 from the U of T.
After taking a study leave from the Toronto Public Library, she earned a library diploma at the University of London in 1949. She was eternally grateful to her older brother George, says her nephew John, for financing her postgraduate studies. Always thinking, always planning and strategizing, Prof. EGOFF was the catalyst in negotiating the transfer of English librarian John Osborne's famed collection of early children's books to the Toronto Public Library in 1949 in honour of Ms. SMITH.
Thinking she needed a change, Prof. EGOFF crossed the threshold into adult services and put in a five-year stint as a reference librarian (from 1952 to 57) followed by a move to Ottawa where she worked for four years for the Canadian Library Association. That's where she was on a sweltering day in 1961 when she received a phone call from Sam Rothstein, founding director of the School of Librarianship at the University of British Columbia.
As Prof. EGOFF loved to tell the story: It was 90 degrees, the humidex was in the stratosphere and she was lying naked on the bed in her tiny Ottawa apartment fantasizing about air conditioning. Prof. Rothstein mentioned that it was balmy and 68 in Vancouver, the Bolshoi was coming to town and how would she like to be the fledgling faculty's specialist in children's literature and library services? To which she allegedly replied: "When's the next plane?"
Prof. EGOFF taught at University of British Columbia for more than 25 years, becoming the first full-time tenured professor of children's literature at a Canadian university. In 1964, a group calling itself the Children's Recreational Reading Council of Toronto commissioned her to write a book about Canadian children's books as its centennial project. William TOYE, then trade editor of Oxford University Press, agreed to work with her and to publish the text. It was a fortuitous combination, for Mr. TOYE, known in the trade for his ruthless blue pencil and his insistence on clarity, was himself an expert in the subject. It was the beginning of a long editorial relationship and an even longer Friendship that included three editions of The Republic of Childhood and two of Only Connect: Readings on Children's Literature.
"Nobody with her authority or background had written about Canadian children's books," he said this week. "She had read every Canadian children's book and she certainly knew all the English and American classics." What she brought to her discussion of children's books was honesty, Mr. TOYE said. "It wasn't that she was destructive. She could see where the quality lay and where it was missing."
Back then most people expected to have our books praised and encouraged simply for existing. "She was extremely crusty and quite hostile," says Patsy Aldana, publisher of Groundwood Books. "She was not a supporter of Canadian books, she was a supporter of quality publishing and she felt, with quite a bit of justification, that the books were very bad." Nevertheless, Ms. Aldana feels that her "goading" had a "bracing" effect on younger writers and publishers. "We felt very embattled and attacked, but I think there was also a real sense that this is not how it has to be and we are going to prove her wrong." And in the end, Canadian children's books did come of age and Prof. EGOFF "responded to what we did and became a supporter of many of our authors."
Mr. TOYE agrees. "Children's books were her life and anything she could do -- to talk to people about them, to write about them, to teach -- she would do and in the process she changed the standard of appreciation of children's books in Canada."
By the time Ms. EGOFF retired in 1983, she had organized the Pacific Rim Conference on Children's Literature in 1976 (bringing participants from China, Japan and Australia as well as North and South America), developed five graduate courses in children's literature and library services, inspired generations of librarians, and written or edited several seminal texts. Retirement certainly didn't mean putting her vocation behind her. If anything, it gave her more time to write and to edit and to work with "her spies in the field" as she called the ranks of children's librarians she had trained.
About five years ago, her eyesight failed because of macular degeneration. Scores of Friends and students read to her, especially the annual nominees for the British Columbia book award named in her honour. She continued to write despite failing health and, with the help of Wendy Sutton, finished the manuscript for My Life with Children's Books, which will be published by Orca Books this autumn.
Two weeks ago she phoned her old friend and editor William TOYE and asked him to write the preface to her memoirs. He said, "It was a beautiful closure to our Friendship."
Sheila Agnes EGOFF was born in Auburn, Maine, on January 20, 1918. She died of kidney failure on May 22, 2005, in hospital in Vancouver. She was 87. She is survived by three nephews and their families.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-30 published
BENEDETTI, Bruno Luciano
Passed away peacefully at the young age of 58 on Monday, August 29, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre. son of Giovanna and the late Antonio. Loving husband of Dianne, father of David (Mina) and Lisa ALLANA (Moe.) Dear brother of Maria WILKINSON (Bruce,) uncle of Michael (Lesley, their children Lauren and Brendan) and Natalie JAIKARAN (Shaun.) Son-in-law of Janet KANE and the late Joseph KANE, brother-in-law of Terry (Helen, their children Kiah and Sage) of Calgary, Wendy, Tim, Steven, Chris KANE of Toronto, and Alan PHILLIPS of Cloyne. Special thanks to Werner BUCK of Belimo, the Leardi, Allana, and Suhonic families, Dr. KING, Oncology Staff, the nurses on 4B and all of our Friends for their love, kindness and support during this difficult time. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment, Assumption Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Trillium Health Centre (Oncology) 100 Queensway Avenue West, Mississauaga, Ontario L5B 1B8.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-10 published
ROCHE, Elizabeth (née McMULLAN)
Known to her family and Friends as Betsy. Left us reluctantly on Tuesday September 6, 2005. Born Febuary 11, 1925 in Yentai (Chefoo) North China to Bob McMULLAN and Winifred ANGELL. Married Bob ROCHE (dec December 25, 1988) of Toronto. Produced Iain of London, England, Peter of Sudbury, Geoffrey, Michael and Lesley all of Toronto. They produced Bess and Tom; Jeremy and Aaron Alexandre, Nicholas, Marie France and Christian; Taylor and Conor. Will be terribly missed by her daughter-in-laws Caroline, Gail and Marie Claire, her brother Bob McMULLAN and his long time companion Cecile. Betsy also leaves many dear Friends - most notably Ann TOWNLEY. Active with Abbeyfield Houses Toronto (senior assisted living residences) and Goodwill Volunteer Services for many years.
Private cremation and interment arrangements have been made. At Betsy's request, Friends are invited to attend a reception in her memory hosted by her family at the Estates of Sunnybrook in the Vaughan Estates (on the grounds of Sunnybrook Hospital) in the Courtyard Ballroom on Thursday, September 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Betsy's memory to either Abbeyfield Houses Toronto (Box 1, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X7) or The Gerry Ruby Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital (610 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9) would be most appreciated.
R.S. KANE 416-221-1159

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-14 published
ROCHE, Elizabeth McMULLAN
Known to her family and Friends as Betsy. Left us reluctantly on Tuesday September 6, 2005. Born February 11, 1925 in Yentai (Chefoo) North China to Bobs McMULLAN and Winifred ANGELL. Married Bob ROCHE (dec December 25, 1988) of Toronto. Produced Iain of London, England, Peter of Sudbury, Geoffrey, Michael and Lesley all of Toronto. They produced Bess and Tom; Jeremy and Aaron Alexandre, Nicholas, Marie France and Christian; Taylor and Conor. Will be terribly missed by her daughters-in-law Caroline, Gail and Marie Claire, her brother Bob McMULLAN and her long time companion Cecile. Betsy also leaves many dear Friends - most notably Ann TOWNLEY. Active with Abbeyfield Houses Toronto (senior assisted living residences) and Goodwill Volunteer Services for many years.
Private cremation and interment arrangements have been made. At Betsy's request, Friends are invited to attend a reception in her memory hosted by her family at the Estates of Sunnybrook in the Vaughan Estates (on the grounds of Sunnybrook Hospital) in the Courtyard Ballroom on Thursday, September 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Betsy's memory to either Abbeyfield Houses Toronto (Box 1, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X7) or The Gerry Ruby Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital (610 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9) would be most appreciated.
R.S. KANE 416-221-1159

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
STROBL, John Stovel
With sadness, we announce the passing of John STROBL on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, two days following his 84th birthday. Dedicated and beloved husband of the late Marion Jean STROBL. John leaves behind to celebrate his life his children: Linda (Larry) THOMASON, Kenneth (Joy) STROBL, Susan (Mark) MARGETTS, James (Debbie) STROBL, David (Lisa) STROBL; loving grandchildren Rebecca, Steven (Lisa,) Jessica (Jeff), Amanda, Adam, Erin, Nathan, Brock and Tobias one cherished great grand_son Logan. John's passion for the art, community, coaching and most of all teaching, helped to mould the lives of not just his family, but countless other people he touched in Hamilton, Petrolia and Guelph. Next to being with family, John was most comfortable on the sidelines of a football field, basketball court or hockey arena. Easily noticed as the confident coach or the spectator with the loudest cheer, he always managed to keep the most important thing in mind, to have fun. John will be missed most at this time of the year, as Christmas was the season for the family, Friends and thinking of those less fortunate than ourselves. Please let this be true of us all. Merry Christmas Dad. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of both Bayshore Home Health and St. Joseph's Health Centre and find words unable to express our gratitude for the care, love and Friendship so generously offered by Dr. Sheri-Lynn KANE. Friends are welcome and will be received at Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Saturday (2-4 p.m.) and Sunday (2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.) Funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N., Monday, December 12, 2005, at 1: 30 p.m. (Reception to follow in the church hall). Interment to follow at Memory Gardens, R.R.#2 Breslau. For those who wish, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be most appreciated.
(Wall-Custance 519-822-0051 www.wallcustance.com)

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
DEEGAN, Judith Lin
Passed away suddenly on January 4, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre. Survived by her sister Jean KANE and her husband William, niece Mary FRANCES, nephew William, nephew Christopher and niece Allison. Lovingly remembered by her dear Friends, Frances and her son David NOLAN. She will be sadly missed by her loving dog Princess. Judith lived her life on her own terms and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Sunday, January 9, 2005 for a Service of Remembrance at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation. Condolences may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
BAYLE, Olive
At her home in Toronto. She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings, Seamus (Kathleen) of Ireland, Dorothy of Arlington, Viginia, Kathleen (Christy KANE,) and Angela (Noel SHANAHAN) of Ireland, Paul (Linda) of Arlington, Viginia, Pat and Noeleen (Aidan CLARKE) of Ireland. Olive will also be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins in Ireland, England and the U.S.A. Olive loved the limelight, was a jovial, outgoing and fun loving person. When you were in Olive's company "the craic was mighty!" Because of the person Olive was, she will be sadly missed by many Friends in Canada, Ireland and the U.S.A. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel," 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.), on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 2 until 3 p.m., when there will be a Memorial Service in the Chapel. Cremation. If desired, donations in Olive's name may be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
KANE, The Honourable Justice Joseph Charles (1928-2005) Retired Superior Court Judge
Peacefully passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Providence Health Centre, Toronto. Joe was an inspiration to so many people throughout his life. He was our hero. He was our best friend and he was someone who led by example. Sadly missed by his wife Janet (PERKINS) and sons, Terry and Helen (Calgary,) John TIMOTHY (Toronto), Steven (Toronto), Christopher (Chicago) and daughters, Dianne and Bruno BENEDETTI (Mississauga) and Wendy KANE (Toronto.) Proud grandfather of David BENEDETTI (Mississauga), Lisa ALLANA (Markham,) Kiah and Sage KANE (Calgary.) Proud brother of Francis and wife Marilyn (Fort Worth), Jeff and wife Madeline (Burlington) and sisters, Mary KANE (Toronto) and Jeanne BURNS (Toronto.) Predeceased by sisters, Ruth KELLY and Patricia KANE and brother Fred KANE. Deeply missed by so many Friends and colleagues, in particular Leonard GOODMAN. As a respected member of the judicial and legal communities, Joe was admired for his sense of integrity and honesty. In 1978, after a 23-year career as lawyer and Queen's Counsel, Joe was appointed a County Court Judge in the City of Toronto. At the age of 49, Joe was one of the youngest judges ever appointed and he served on the bench until 1997 as a Superior Court Judge. While law ruled most of his working days, his true passion was hockey. His contributions to the sport in Canada and internationally were far reaching - from coaching house league and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, then President of the Central Pro League, Director with Hockey Canada and eventually Arbitrator with the National Hockey League. Joe loved being in a rink and around young people. While he experienced so many rewarding moments in hockey, his greatest thrill was being able to coach his four sons when they were young. There was no prouder parent in the arena 7 nights a week! Words which best describe Joe are - loyal friend and kind soul. He used to say, "a person's wealth is not measured by the amount of money in his bank account but rather, the number of Friends he acquires throughout his life." This would mean that Joseph Charles KANE is one of the wealthiest people in the world! The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 14th. We welcome you to celebrate his life at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road (at McRae Drive), on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 11: 00 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Houses of Providence, Providence Health Centre, 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M1L 1W1, would be appreciated.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
Judge KANE a giant in two arenas
Hockey and law were his driving passions in life
Former National Hockey League arbitrator had 'common touch'
By Christian COTRONEO, Staff Reporter
Joseph Charles KANE's heart belonged on a bench -- and even behind one.
As a Superior Court judge, his decisions from the judicial bench helped mould civil society in Ontario.
As a hockey coach, he shaped the lives of countless youth -- even if he had to be uncivil about it at times.
"The national anthem is finished," he would holler from his team's bench. "It's all right to move now."
The true measure of a man, KANE often said, is in his Friends. In that case, the former hockey coach, athlete and judge who died January 11 at the age of 76 was among the wealthiest men in the world.
Everyone from Maple Leafs coach Pat QUINN to sports magnate Steve STAVRO to Justice Roy McMURTRY attended KANE's funeral at Leaside United Church last Saturday.
"I have never been to a more glorious celebration of a man's life," said hockey analyst Bill WATTERS.
"I think he had more of a profound influence on me than I realized at the time. He always had a smile. He was always so positive."
WATTERS was 19 when he first met KANE.
"I thought, 'Boy, he's the kind of guy I would most like to be like,'" said WATTERS, who at various times was a coach, friend and even neighbour.
The fit, muscular man from Stratford, who "swore but was never mean," had role model written all over him.
KANE was among four freshly minted lawyers who founded a criminal law practice in an old building near Bay St. and Bloor Ave. KANE had the unenviable task of collecting fees from the clients.
"We were no good at charging fees," says former Justice Hugh LOCKE, who was a partner at the time. "So Joe collected the money. We called him the Vacuum Cleaner."
In 1978, after 23 years as a lawyer, KANE was appointed a county court judge in the City of Toronto. By 1997, he was sitting on the Superior Court bench.
"He was a very human judge," LOCKE says. "He knew what troubles people had. He had a very close, common touch."
Ontario Chief Justice McMURTRY, a friend of KANE's for more than 50 years, said KANE excelled when it came to tenant and landlord issues -- cases that could be so complex "a lot of judges sort of avoided them."
"But Joe understood people and he knew how to bring them together."
KANE was the consummate mediator, and his passion for law and hockey intersected when he served as an arbitrator for the National Hockey League.
Between hockey and the courthouse, KANE always found time for home.
"He was very hands-on," said daughter Wendy KANE. " Always involved in his children's lives and interested in their careers."
Along the way, KANE coached his four sons and spearheaded the move to bring a hockey team to York Mills Collegiate Institute in the early 1980s.
By then, the married father of six had long shaken the nickname Vacuum Cleaner -- and had been busy dispensing nicknames of his own. KANE's Friends were called the Fly, Spider and the Brush, names they kept for decades.
At one point, KANE reserved hockey tickets for a friend at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, but that friend found no tickets waiting for him at the arena.
Desperate, he tried using his nickname.
There were four tickets waiting for someone called "Haematoma."
"That's Joe," said WATTERS. "He was a judge. He was a scholar. But if he forgot your name, he would use your nickname."

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
KANE (LAPPIN,) Kay (née KAJI)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the Toronto East General Hospital. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Bob KANE. Daughter of Matsuyo and the late Jiro KAJI. Beloved sister to Eiko MAIKAWA (Kiyoshi), Nick (Nora), Ryoji "Roy", and Daniel (Betty). Sister-in-law to Bette, Dorothy, and Margaret KANE. Loving aunt of Nancy (Terry,) Douglas (Nora,) Steven, April, Colin, and Marcus. Cherished great-aunt of Melissa, Michael, Jennifer, Kimiko, Michelle, Nicolle, and David. Step-mom to Laurie PAQUETTE, Trevor and Brett KANE. Step-grandmother to Jason, Mallorie, Jennifer, Julianna and Brandon. Kay will be fondly remembered by all of her many relatives and Friends. She was known as "fun loving Auntie Kay" to just about everyone she met. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to "The Weekend to End Breast Cancer," in memory of Kay KANE or the Oncology Department of the Toronto East General Hospital would be appreciated.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
HUNTLEY, Joyce Katherine (née PORTER)
(June 11, 1930-March 7, 2005)
Joyce's family regret to announce her death on Monday, March 7, 2005 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario in her 75th year. Joyce battled breast cancer for many years, always with a great deal of faith, hope and courage. Born in Dundalk and raised in Aurora and Keswick, Ontario, Joyce was predeceased by her beloved husband David Austin (February 25, 2000,) father and mother, James and Jean (née FRASER) PORTER, parents-in-law Isabelle (Belle) Gourley (née KANE) HUNTLEY and Austin W. HUNTLEY, and her sister-in-law Linda NEWELL. Those who will miss Joyce most are her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice FRYER and her husband, Mark, of Waterdown, Lorraine CHILELLI and her husband, Lido, of Toronto, Allison HUNTLEY and her husband, Allan PHOENIX, of Guelph, her much loved grandchildren, Andrew and Alexandra FRYER, and Claire and Ava CHILELLI. She will also be missed by her brothers and sisters, Gerald (Gerry) PORTER of Nepean, Helen (née PORTER) RAMBO of Newmarket, Ward (Bud) WILSON and his wife Anita (née EDMED) of Priceville, Patricia (née PORTER) MacDONALD and her husband Joseph of Markham, all in Ontario, and their families. She was a tireless worker with the Trinity United Choir and United Church Women having been a member of both for 45 years. She was also active in the Newmarket Seniors Keynotes. Family and Friends may visit at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street, South, Newmarket on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service of celebration for the life of Joyce will be held at Trinity United Church in Newmarket, at the corner of Main Street South and Park Avenue on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery, Queensville, Ontario. A reception for family and Friends will be held at the church after the interment. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church Renovation Fund, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Joyce's family wish to extend their grateful thanks to Community Care Access Centre and home care personnel, particularly Deidre WATSON, Reverend Robin WARDLAW and all our wonderful Friends, near and far, for their care and concern over the last few weeks and months.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
ANDERSON, Mary Claire (née KANE)
After a brief illness at Sunnybrook Health Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2005. Loving wife of Stanley. Dear sister to Margaret GRINSTEAD and her husband Arthur, and Ann THOMAS and her husband the late John. Dearly missed by Barbara HAMPSON, Harpo and her many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at St. James' Crematorium Chapel, 635 Parliament Street on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Donations may be made in Claire's memory to the charity of your choice.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-29 published
WILLIAMS, Dennis Patrick " Denny"
Peacefully after a battle with cancer, Denny passed away at home on Monday, June 27th, 2005, in his 74th year. Born July 23rd, 1931. Loving partner and best friend of Pauline for 26 years. Dear father of Fred WILLIAMS of Brampton, Allan (Angie) WILLIAMS of Calgary, Alberta and Lisa (Ravi) SINGH of Brampton. Step-dad to Stephen (Belinda) BELL, Penny (Ron) ELSON and Herb (Brenda) BELL, all of Oshawa. Best Grandpa Denny to Kane and Eden WILLIAMS of Calgary, Corey and Jordan SINGH of Brampton, Adam and Kristin BELL, Ashley and Amanda ELSON, Jamie and Ryan BELL. Dear brother of Joyce PORTER of Tweed, Esme (Sonny) KORNYLO, David (Nancy) of Oshawa, the late Thomas, Ken, Harry, Isabel FOX and Beth KANE. Brother-in-law to Doreen WILLIAMS, George FOX and Anne WILLIAMS. Will be fondly remembered by Margaret. Denny was a sheet metal worker Local 30 Toronto, avid golfer (Golden Oldies) and bowler. Long time member of Canadian Corps Branch 42, Canadian Legion Branch 43 and Ayren Links Golf Course. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, July 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, July 4th at 1: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Branch 43 or charity of your choice. "Always a gentleman"

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
MacLEOD, Eleanor Nora (née KANE)
Peacefully, on Friday, August 12, 2005, at her daughter's home in Jordan, Ontario, at the age of 82. Eleanor was sincerely loved and admired by her son John and wife Carmen and their children Jason, Sarah and Victoria, her daughter Kim and children Ian and Jheri. She joins her loving and devoted husband Ian, her sister Katherine and brother Bernie. She will be sadly missed by her surviving brother Frank and many Friends and relatives. Eleanor will always be remembered as a kind, generous and patient soul who gave so much to each of us. A Memorial Service will be held on her upcoming Birthday, October 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, 1570 Royal York Road in Weston, Ontario. An informal reception to celebrate her life will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Care of West Niagara or the Children's Wish Foundation through the Tallman Funeral Homes in Vineland (905-562-5454). For more information regarding the Memorial please call Kim at 905-562-9995.

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KANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-16 published
THOMAS, Mary Bridget (née KANE) (1925-2005)
Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia to the late Roy and Mamie (RYAN) KANE. Beloved wife of the late Gordon THOMAS. Passed away peacefully in her 80th year at Toronto General Hospital September 11, 2005. She was a beloved sister to Leo (Buddy) KANE and the late Roy KANE and Francis WILCOX. Devoted mother of Roy, Tom, Gary, Willena and Gerri (The Spencer Family). Stepmother to Danny THOMAS and Heather THOMAS- POLLOCK. Aunt to Linda MARUSIAK and Jimmy and Robert WILCOX. She will be deeply missed by her 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. A woman of Grace, an icon of Wisdom, a Mentor to many and a friend to all. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your personal charity would be appreciated.

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