KEMBER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-02 published
KEMBER, David Oliver
At Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 David Oliver KEMBER of Courtright in his 87th year. Husband of Thelma (JARVIS) KEMBER and the late Phyllis (GRATTON) KEMBER (1979.) Dear father of Joanna and Barry HUTCHINS, Susanna and Alan BRANDON, Mary and Danny BACHERT, David KEMBER, Tom and Debbie KEMBER, Sharon and Robert McKENZIE and step-father of Brenda and Brian McBEAN, Jim and Brenda JARVIS, Terry and Penelope JARVIS, Ralph and Michelle JARVIS, Herb and Virginia JARVIS, George and Diane JARVIS. Loved by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Margaret (KEMBER) BREWSTER, Timothy KEMBER, Martha KEMBER, Shad KEMBER, Jonathan KEMBER, Mary (KEMBER) PRINS. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Walter KEMBER, Lois (KEMBER) HOOPER, John KEMBER and Ruth (KEMBER) McCANDLESS. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2005 at 11: 00 am from the Gospel Hall, 1791 London Line, Sarnia. Interment in Blyth Cemetery at a later date. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (519) 542-5541 on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm and evening from 7 to 9 pm. Sympathy through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Bluewater Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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KEMBLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-20 published
KEMBLE, Mona Irene (née MacINNES)
Unexpectedly at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, on Sunday, December 18, 2005, Mona Irene KEMBLE, née MacINNES, passed away peacefully in the night. Beloved wife of the late Harry KEMBLE (1986.) Loving mother of Robert and his wife Nancy of London, Sheila NORRIS and her husband Gary of London and Nancy KEMBLE of Vancouver. Proud grandmother of Chris, James, Melissa and Stephen. Loving great-grandma (G.G.) of Gillian, Ryley, Avery, Jamie and Samantha. Dear sister of Angus, sister-in-law of Esther, and sister of the late James, Ian, and Margaret. Friends may attend a memorial service to be held at New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford Street (434-1127), On Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Bob ROBINSON and Reverend Don MCINNES/MCINNIS officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully acknowledged. Westview Funeral Chapel, (641-1793) entrusted with arrangements.

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KEMENCZY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-15 published
Ex-boyfriend sought in slaying of woman
By Joe FRIESEN, Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - Page A14
Police are still searching for a man in connection with the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a parking garage on Friday.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John KOVACS, 52, of Toronto. Mr. KOVACS was out on bail at the time of the attack.
Szilvia VERES, 35, was shot several times in the head at close range. Her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, survived despite being shot in the head and torso.

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KEMENCZY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-16 published
Suspect in fatal shooting dead of apparent suicide
By Joe FRIESEN, Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Page A10
John KOVACS was found dead in a Quebec hotel room on Valentine's Day, three days after his former girlfriend was fatally shot and her new husband wounded during a parking garage ambush.
He died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Toronto Police said. His body was discovered around 4 p.m. Monday and was identified by fingerprint records.
"He was found by cleaning staff who were checking on his well-being," said Toronto police homicide detective Terry BROWNE.
Mr. KOVACS, 52, checked in to the hotel, believed to be about 20 kilometres from Rivière-du-Loup, east of Quebec City, on Sunday night and had been on the run since Friday's shooting.
Szilvia VERES died after she was shot several times while sitting in a car in the parking garage of a North York apartment building. Police said she had been in a relationship with Mr. KOVACS, but broke it off last year. Since then, he was charged with four counts of criminal harassment and was forbidden by a court order from seeing her.
Ms. VERES's husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, survived the attack despite being shot in the head and torso. He identified Mr. KOVACS as the shooter.
Mr. KEMENCZY is still recovering at a Toronto hospital. His father Nick said he was able to stand and move around yesterday but was still in a state of denial.
A social worker will try to help the family break the news of Ms. VERES's death tomorrow, his father said.
"He's doing very well but he's still in denial, that's why you cannot say nothing now," Nick KEMENCZY said.
"He's walking a little bit but his head is not clear."
Ms. VERES and Mr. KEMENCZY met in March of last year and, to his parents' surprise, soon announced their intention to marry. They wed in November.
Quebec's provincial police force has taken over the investigation of Mr. KOVACS's death, but are refusing to comment because it is an apparent suicide.
A firearm was recovered from the hotel room but police do not know whether it is the same one used in Friday's shooting.

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KEMENCZY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
Woman's accused killer stalked her, police say
The man wanted in the execution-style killing of a Toronto woman was her former boyfriend and had threatened her, police confirmed yesterday.
Szilvia VERES, 35, was shot dead on Friday just before 6 p.m. when she and her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, were ambushed in the underground parking garage of an apartment building on Brookbanks Dr., near York Mills Rd. and the Don Valley Parkway in North York.
KEMENCZY, 46, was wounded trying to protect his wife. He was taken to hospital and is recovering from surgery.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John KOVACS, 52. He was last seen in a silver 1999 Honda with Ontario licence plate 149 WRX, police said.
"It was a short relationship that ended in March of 2004," said Jeff McGUIRE, staff inspector with Toronto's homicide squad. "The accused was unhappy with this and over the course of the past year has continued to harass and stalk (the victim)."
Last year KOVACS was charged with four counts of criminal harassment and one count of threatening death, police said.
McGUIRE said he believes KOVACS could still be in the Toronto area but that he also has contacts in Vancouver and Nova Scotia. He is considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is urged to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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KEMENCZY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
Slayer of ex-girlfriend found dead
Apparent suicide in Quebec hotel
Free on $1,500 bail when couple shot
By Betsy POWELL and Richard BRENNAN, Staff Reporters
The ex-boyfriend of a woman he stalked, terrorized and last Friday night shot to death appears to have killed himself in a Quebec hotel room.
John KOVACS, 52, was free on bail -- on charges of criminal harassment and threatening death -- when he ambushed Szilvia VERES, 35, and wounded her husband Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, in an underground apartment parking garage in North York.
The scenario is all too common -- and yet avoidable, says Pamela CROSS, who expressed frustration about the process that's supposed to keep stalkers away from their victims.
"This woman had moved on and was seeking the protection of the criminal system and she failed to get it," said CROSS, legal director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children.
The minister responsible for women's issues in the Ontario government pointed to a pilot program aimed at making better assessments of risk in such cases. But critics say there's no reason to delay bringing in tougher bail rules for men charged with stalking and harassment.
Court documents show KOVACS was released on $1,500 bail after appearing in a Finch Ave. W. courtroom last November. Police had charged him with three counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering a death threat stemming from three incidents last year.
Police believe KOVACS had a short-term relationship with VERES. They broke up last March and VERES married KEMENCZY in November.
The court records indicate the couple complained after he watched a house near Steeles Ave. and Bathurst St. last August 29. On another occasion, KOVACS followed VERES "from place to place" and on October 23, he threatened to kill KEMENCZY.
It's unclear when he was first charged, but he was released on bail on condition he stay more than 200 metres from any place where VERES or KEMENCZY "live, work, attend school or happen to be as known to you." He was also ordered not to use or possess a cellphone. There was no condition to seek counselling.
His surety, according to court documents, was Nicolaus SZILY, believed to be an old friend of KOVACS, who worked as a machinist for an aircraft company. KOVACS was supposed to be living at SZILY's home in the city's west end.
SZILY could not be reached for comment last night.
Between his arrest and last Friday's shooting, KOVACS made several court appearances. His next court date was tomorrow.
The tragic turn of events underscores the ineffectiveness of bail conditions and the need for courts to take a long hard look at an alleged stalker's capacity for violence, said CROSS.
"I really don't understand what it's going to take to get the criminal system to understand that these are men who by nature of the charge of criminal harassment are at extremely high risk of re-offending," she said yesterday.
"We have advocated for some years... that the bail system in Ontario be overhauled and there should be a requirement, not just that a risk assessment be completed by the police, but that that risk assessment be presented by the Crown in the bail hearings."
If the judge or justice of the peace doesn't follow the recommendation, he or she would have to provide reasons why not, she continued.
Social Services Minister Sandra PUPATELLO, responsible for women's issues, said government, agencies and police have to keep trying to protect women from men -- usually spouses or former lovers who want to hurt them.
PUPATELLO admitted that restraining orders and police charges will not stop a "crazy person from doing a crazy thing, but to the extent we can change that, we have to,"
In December, the Liberal government released a domestic violence action plan calling for a consistent police response to things like restraining orders and an assessment tool for police to determine risk of continued violence.
"In the past January, we started the pilot project in Ottawa and North Bay in both English and French for an assessment tool that actually determines the risk of flight, risk of violence," PUPATELLO said.
"My fear is that there are people who come in (to the system) and they are back out... (and the question is) should they be back out and we are not going to know the answer to that until we implement this kind of review."
New Democratic Party member of provincial parliament Marilyn CHURLEY (Toronto-Danforth) pointed to past inquests into the deaths of women killed by spouses and ex-lovers and asked how many more woman have to die before government follows through.
"The recommendations are there and they are just not being followed up on, and I was just stricken when I heard about this latest death," CHURLEY said.
"There are huge problems with underenforcement of restraining orders," she added.
After witnesses: reported KOVACS had fled the scene in his silver Honda, police issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Around 4 p.m. Monday, workers at a hotel in Rivière-du-Loup, about 200 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, discovered KOVACS dead of a single gunshot wound. He was identified through fingerprints.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, but police don't yet know if it was the one used to shoot the couple.
Toronto police have not been able to locate KOVACS' next of kin and they are asking the public for help. They believe he is originally from eastern Europe. Police also had difficulty tracking down VERES's relatives, but they have notified her mother, who lives in Hungary, homicide Detective Terry BROWNE said yesterday.
KEMENCZY is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. The investigation is continuing.

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KEMENCZY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
Victim thought stalker jailed
Man on bail shot woman, husband
'She asked for help many, many times'
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
Szilvia VERES thought she was safe.
The man who had stalked her, broken into her workplace and threatened to kill her husband was in jail. If released from custody, she would be notified.
That's what the 35-year-old native of Hungary told her mother in a telephone conversation just 30 minutes before that man -- John KOVACS -- ambushed VERES and her husband in an underground parking garage in North York on February 11.
VERES was fatally shot. Her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, survived a bullet to the head. After undergoing emergency surgery, KEMENCZY is recuperating at home and mourning the loss of his wife. Miraculously his brain is fully functioning.
KOVACS was later found dead in a Quebec hotel room of a single gunshot wound. Police believe he killed himself.
"She told me not to worry. He was in jail," VERES's mother, Janosne VERES, said while clutching a keychain with her daughter's photograph.
At the time, KOVACS, 52, was free on $1,500 bail on charges of criminal harassment and uttering death threats to KEMENCZY.
According to her mother, Szilvia VERES was told she would be called about any upcoming court dates for KOVACS or if he was applying for bail. Janosne VERES said that never happened.
"I can't understand why a judge let John KOVACS go.... Why didn't they tell Szilvia?" VERES said in Hungarian as KEMENCZY's niece, Gina GÖNCZI, translated during an interview with the Star.
Those are issues that VERES's mother said she can't understand. KEMENCZY's sister and niece, who live just outside Toronto, said they hope further investigation of the homicide will provide some answers. The coroner's office is investigating the case.
Szilvia VERES and KEMENCZY had reported KOVACS's behaviour to police several times and KOVACS was arrested three times.
Even so, "we don't think the police took her complaints seriously," said Katalin BISHOP, KEMENCZY's sister.
"Szilvia was very afraid of him."
Since she was a teenager, Szilvia VERES dreamed about moving from her small Hungarian village to Canada.
"I don't know why, but that was her dream. She couldn't explain it either," Janosne VERES said, wiping tears from her eyes.
As a little girl, VERES was very sweet, her mother said. She was a happy child who liked "pretty things and pretty clothes." She loved her family and even after she moved to Canada, VERES called her mother every day.
She enjoyed reading and would often write poems. She loved to cook, especially exotic foods, her mother said. She loved her husband -- they married in a private ceremony in November -- and they were a very happy couple, family members said.
"She was very good-hearted, good-natured. She never caused anyone any harm," Janosne VERES said.
In December 2001, Szilvia VERES realized her life-long dream and moved to Toronto.
Her mother didn't want her to go, but she left her family behind, for a country where she knew no one.
"She wanted to become a citizen and then bring me here to visit, to see all the sites," Janosne VERES said.
Szilvia VERES worked several jobs to support herself, eventually finding enjoyment caring for an elderly woman, whose family treated her like one of their own, Janosne VERES said.
"She was happy here."
Szilvia VERES's dream of a happy life changed when she met KOVACS over coffee. The meeting turned into a very brief relationship. She moved in with him, her mother said, but moved out two days later. That was about a year ago.
"She couldn't even stand to touch his hand. She did not like him," Janosne VERES said.
After she moved out, VERES told family members she was afraid of KOVACS.
KOVACS began to stalk VERES. He threatened to kill her. After he was arrested, VERES and KEMENCZY thought they were safe.
"I can't understand why she wasn't protected. She asked for help many, many, times," Janosne VERES said. The system failed her daughter and son-in-law, VERES said.
"Fifteen hundred dollars (bail)? Is that all she was worth?" BISHOP asked.
Janosne VERES has limited means, so she borrowed the money for an airplane ticket and made the journey to Canada from Hungary to attend her daughter's funeral and to try to find some answers.
Her husband and son could not join her because of the financial burden it would put on the family.
"They are very hurt they couldn't be here," VERES said. She was to return to Hungary yesterday with half her daughter's ashes KEMENCZY has the other half.
Dr. Barry McLELLAN, Ontario's chief coroner, said several issues must be examined in VERES's death. One of them would be whether she was told of KOVACS's bail.
"We will look at all the issues," he said, adding the review is standard when a case involves domestic violence. "An inquest is being considered."
The coroner has called inquests into deaths relating to domestic violence in the past, but McLELLAN said that doesn't eliminate the possibility of an inquest in this case.
During the review, McLELLAN said the committee will collect all relevant information, including KOVACS's criminal background, any previous history of violence and any direction given by courts.
At the end of the process, the coroner will decide whether or not to call an inquest. "We take these issues very seriously. And there's a combination of issues here," McLELLAN said.
On February 11, VERES spoke to her mother for the last time.
She told her mother she wanted to return to Hungary to visit her family as soon as she became a Canadian citizen.
Janosne VERES asked her daughter about KOVACS.
"She hadn't talked about John for a long time. She said, 'Don't mention him. He is a nightmare.'"
She told her mother not to worry.
"She thought he was in jail. She thought she was safe."
Thirty minutes later, Szilvia VERES was dead.

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KEMENY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-17 published
KEMENY, Frank Sr.
At Toronto on August 15th, 2005, in his 75th year. Frank, beloved husband of the late Agnes. Loving father of Katalin, Frank and Judy. Beloved grandfather of Christopher, Barbie, Nicholas, Danielle and Collin. Great-grandfather of Madison. Dear brother of Joseph. Cherished friend and companion of Vera NEHEZ. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles) on Thursday, August 18th, 2005 from 6 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. in the chapel followed by cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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KEMENY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
KEMENY, Joseph
Suddenly on Friday, October 14, 2005 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of the late Susan KEMENY. Predeceased by his brother Francis KEMENY. Dear step-father of Tom and Peter FARKAS. Lovingly remembered by his girlfriend Barbara PAP. Always lovingly remembered and will be missed by Judy, Frank and Kati and their families. Funeral Service will be held at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. May Angels be with you always.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-27 published
'Crack house' slash slays Stratford man
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter
Stratford -- A Stratford man is dead and another is in police custody after a stabbing yesterday morning at a downtown home neighbours called a "crack house."
After receiving a call about 11: 15 a.m. from a woman inside the house at 93 Grange Street, police found 31-year-old Todd ROSS bleeding from knife wounds.
ROSS was taken to Stratford General Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after noon, city police said.
A suspect known to police fled from the home. He was arrested yesterday afternoon in Barrie as he got off a bus from Toronto.
Nikolas KERR, 26, of Stratford, is charged with first-degree murder.
Neighbours on the quiet downtown street were shocked to hear of the homicide, but weren't surprised it happened at the frequently visited home on Grange Street.
"That house has a lot of history with people going in and out," said one neighbour.
She woke up about 11 a.m. after she heard a woman screaming for help.
She saw the woman yelling on the front porch of the house where the stabbing occurred and ran across the street to see if she could help.
"There was a man on the floor just laying in a pool of blood," she said.
Other neighbours assumed the barrage of police and emergency vehicles meant there had been a drug bust at the house between Front Street and Nile Street.
"There's no question," said one woman, "there's (drug) pick-ups at the front door."
People living on the street said they were shocked at the violent death.
"This is Stratford. Nothing like this ever happens here," said a man who was sitting on his porch.
"I wouldn't have guessed it," said a young woman who lived next door. "It freaks me out."
Neighbours said they believe the two-storey house was a rooming house with many tenants, but neither KERR or ROSS is believed to have lived in the house.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-05 published
Social advocate's legacy lives on
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter
Known for her contributions to affordable housing, Ormah GIBSON worked tirelessly to help Londoners in need.
GIBSON, who died May 25, will be remembered with a new downtown housing development named in her honour.
Her legacy also survives in the fond memories family members and others carry about GIBSON.
"She was always big on helping people that were somehow disadvantaged, whether it was women, low-income families or immigrants," daughter Ormah-Lee JACOBS said.
Born in Ottawa in 1925, GIBSON raised her three children, Hugh, Ormah-Lee and Laura, in London with husband Howard.
She obtained a master's degree in social work in Toronto in 1956.
After working as a social worker in Toronto and Saskatoon, GIBSON and her husband moved to London in 1958.
GIBSON helped found Homes Unlimited, Urban League of London, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Youth Employment Counselling Services, Heritage London Foundation and London Community Resource Centre.
"She found ways to use her skill and training as a social worker to help other people," Howard said.
She was key to establishing the school of social work at King's University College and served as president of the Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers.
"She was an amazing lady," said London's housing director Louise STEVENS, adding it's fitting a new affordable housing development will be named after her.
"She was a really caring person," JACOBS said. "She always made you think of the other person's perspective."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-21 published
Vanier worker everyone's Grandma
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter
Florence (Peggy) HOARE dedicated her life to helping children.
After staying home to raise her son and daughter into their teen years, HOARE became one of Madame Vanier Children's Services most celebrated staff members for her ability to help troubled kids.
"When you talk about unconditional caring and concern, that was Peggy," said former Vanier co-worker Nancy MILLER.
"She created a real feeling of nurturing and safety and a lot of the kids looked to her as a grandma," she said.
HOARE died July 5 at 76 from heart problems, leaving behind a legacy of support for London's needy children.
Her distinguished career began in the early 1970s, when HOARE went back to school for Fanshawe College's child and youth worker program at age 42.
The Toronto native, who met and married her best friend, Don, in 1951, had two grown children, Stephen and Cathy, and longed to work with youngsters.
"She was bored and really loved children," daughter Cathy ADAM/ADAMS said. "She really should have had 10 kids."
HOARE completed the program in 1973 without having missed a single class and was hired at Vanier, where she pioneered a home treatment program.
The dedicated employee brought troubled kids into her home until they were adopted, MILLER said.
"She was so good to them," her daughter said. "Everybody was treated like family."
HOARE, a senior staff member who was looked up to by younger employees for her "quiet, calming influence," later became a child and youth counsellor, a position she held for 19 years.
During her time at Vanier, HOARE also led art therapy sessions and was known to bring in homemade treats for staff and children.
The grandmother-like figure made a lasting impression on the kids she worked with, some of whom remembered her decades after their experiences at Vanier.
"She only retired because she had to," MILLER said of HOARE's retirement at age 65 in 1994.
Even after she left the agency, HOARE, an avid knitter, continued to visit, often bringing in knitted mittens and socks for needy kids.
"Even after she left, she was still here," MILLER said. "We considered her an honorary lifetime volunteer."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-26 published
Freak crash kills garage owner
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter
A London mechanic, who recently realized his dream of opening an automotive shop, was killed in a freak accident last night in his shop.
Kifah DARWISH, 31, died when a car being moved inside the garage went out of control and crushed him through a wall, police said.
The accident happened shortly after 6: 30 p.m. at Darwish's Speedy Fix Automotive at 1115 Brydges St.
DARWISH, who drove a taxi by night and worked in the new auto shop during the day, was killed instantly when the car, driven by a customer, lurched forward and slammed through the wall, police said.
"This is being treated as an accident," said Sgt. Bill CHANTLER.
witnesses: to the grisly collision, and the man who was driving the vehicle before it struck DARWISH, were visibly shattered as police arrived.
The man whom onlookers described as the driver fell to his knees in the dusty yard as another man who saw the collision consoled him.
As word of DARWISH's death spread, Friends, family and fellow taxi drivers flocked to the tiny shop to offer their condolences.
They described a hard-working man who, after six years in Canada, finally got immigration status earlier this year.
DARWISH, who lived in Saudi Arabia and India before moving to Canada, recently flew to Jordan to get married, Friends said.
He was trying to get his Jordanian wife's papers in order so she could join him in London this fall, said his roommate, Amin ISMAIL.
"Things were just starting to pick up for him," said ISMAIL, his eyes brimming with tears.
"He just got his papers, he just got married, he just bought his first cab, he just opened the shop."
ISMAIL, who had spoken to DARWISH hours before his death, described his friend as a "straight-up, incredibly hard-working" guy who was well-liked.
"He's working two jobs, trying to save up as much money as he can, so he can bring his wife here," ISMAIL said.
"She's still in Jordan. She's still waiting for him," he said.
Firas ELDANY, a friend of DARWISH's, said he was an outgoing man who loved chatting with customers and didn't even want to take payment when he fixed their cars.
"I just came by today for a tuneup and he said, 'No, no, don't worry (about payment,') ELDANY said.
"This is just not right."
As one of DARWISH's cousins began phoning family overseas to tell them of the tragedy, police took lengthy statements from emotional employees and Friends who witnessed the accident.
Labour Ministry officials, who investigate workplace deaths, were called to the scene, but ruled it wasn't a labour incident, police said.
Police were still investigating last night.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-28 published
Revered doctor known for personal touch
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter
A prominent and well-loved London doctor, who saved countless lives in a 35-year career at St. Joseph's Health Care, died Thursday.
Dr. David MELTZER, credited by colleagues as a pioneer in oncology in London, died of heart problems at age 86.
"So many people owe their lives to David," MELTZER's cousin, Alan COHEN, said of the quick-witted doctor.
"He was an incredible man and an incredible doctor."
MELTZER, the youngest of eight children born in Manitoba, planted roots in London in the mid-1940s, when he met and married his wife, Zivia, during his military training in Clinton.
After serving in the air force overseas during the war, he enrolled in medical school at University of Western Ontario in 1946.
His long and distinguished career at St. Joseph's began in 1955, when he was hired on in hematology, a branch of medicine dealing with the blood.
For more than three decades, he worked at the hospital in both hematology and oncology, earning a reputation not only for medical skill, but also for personal touches that made him a favourite with patients.
"He had this really wonderful and unique ability to bridge the science of oncology and the art of caring for patients," said Dr. Don TAVES, a former student and colleague of the revered London doctor.
"He had a remarkable wit and a wonderful sense of humour and he was loved by many of his patients," Taves said.
MELTZER, a "master joke-teller" whose jokes numbered in the thousands, was also well liked by the nuns who worked at the hospital.
"I think he's the only person who could tell an off-colour joke to a nun and get away with it," said cousin Phyllis COHEN. "He had them coming back for more."
Even with his dedication to medicine in London, the avid cyclist and golfer always made time for family, said his two grown children, Sari and Alan.
As he helped with the city's first chemotherapy treatment and localized successful medical treatments used elsewhere, MELTZER fostered a wonderful family life.
"He was very, very involved with raising us," his son said. "He was a father who took a lot of pride in his children."
MELTZER, who had an oncology ward at St. Joseph's and a University of Western Ontario scholarship named in his honour, held his family as one of his greatest achievements, said his daughter.
"He said at my wedding, 'Of all the titles I've been given over the years, the most important one was Dad,' " she said.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
Couple dead in burned car
Police hunting Edward SCHOTT, thought to have abducted his wife, Sandra, find their bodies.
By April KEMICK and Patrick MALONEY, Free Press Reporters, Fri., October 28, 2005
Ingersoll -- Two people are dead in a grisly murder/suicide following a massive police search for a couple neighbours here say had a stormy relationship.
Oxford Ontario Provincial Police began looking for Edward SCHOTT, 29, and his wife, Sandra SCHOTT, 32, shortly after 6 a.m. yesterday following what they called a "serious domestic situation."
Eight hours later, two bodies were found inside a badly burned car in a woodlot near Dorchester.
"We were seriously hoping to find the vehicle with two people in it alive," Ontario Provincial Police Const. Laurie HAWKINS said of the search, which included helicopters, cruisers and officers on foot.
"We had dozens of officers working to bring these people home safely. This ended... tragically."
Officers were stationed at the SCHOTTs' Victoria Street home in Ingersoll well into last night -- and it wasn't the first time they'd been there in past weeks, a neighbour said.
Police were at the small, narrow home as recently as three weeks ago to escort Sandra SCHOTT's husband off the property, she said.
"The police were telling him to leave the premises," said the neighbour, who withheld her name. "I haven't seen him around here since (then). I always mentioned to my husband I didn't like the way he talked to his wife."
Neighbours said three small children lived at the home, and three children's voices greeted callers on the answering machine, but police would not confirm whether the couple had any children.
When police were called to the house early yesterday, they believed Sandra SCHOTT had possibly been abducted by Edward SCHOTT.
The man was thought to be driving a grey vehicle. Police, believing a weapon might have been involved, warned the public not to approach the car.
"We knew we were dealing with a serious domestic situation," HAWKINS said after the search ended.
Neighbours said the family had been living at 194 Victoria St. for about the last year. Sandra SCHOTT's relatives, who live on the same quiet suburban street, declined comment last night.
The burned car with the two bodies inside was found by police about 2: 30 p.m. yesterday in a wooded area just off Hunt Road near Dorchester. That road, HAWKINS said, intersects with the SCHOTTs' street in Ingersoll.
Details of the deaths, including the cause, couldn't be determined because of the conditions of the bodies, HAWKINS added. They will be sent to the London Health Sciences Centre for forensic identification.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-30 published
Music was HOPPER's love and his vocation
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Sun., October 30, 2005
Murray HOPPER never stopped playing the piano.
Decades after the local clubs at which he played faded into history, HOPPER kept composing, playing and teaching music.
"He felt most fulfilled when he was playing or teaching music," said his son, Colin HOPPER. " You'd never see him happier than when he was sitting in front of the piano."
The man known as Hop to his Friends and family died October 20 at age 85.
HOPPER, born and raised in Saint Thomas, burst onto the regional music scene in the late 1930s.
Playing local bars and clubs, he quickly made a name for himself as a talented jazz pianist with a distinct style.
It wasn't long before he was headlining around Southwestern Ontario with various groups and opening for big-name bands.
The devoted artist -- who played for many years with his brother Max in the Barney Venuta orchestra -- enchanted audiences at Wonderland Gardens, the Latin Quarter, the Stork Club in Port Stanley and the Ipperwash Casino.
HOPPER was also an avid reader, an intellect and a political enthusiast. But there was never any doubt about his first love.
One of his dad's favourite memories, said Colin, was a night in the early 1940s when he ended up jamming at the Stork Club with Duke Ellington.
"He never forgot that night," Colin said.
Though HOPPER went to teachers' college and sold insurance for a while, it was his music that eventually supported his family his wife, Shirley and four children, Colin said.
"He'd be teaching piano five or six days a week and playing six nights a week," on the circuit, he said.
Between entertaining, teaching piano lessons and helping organize the Freedom Party of Ontario, HOPPER always made time for late-night jam sessions at the family home in London, Colin said.
"There were always different musicians crashing on our couch after being up jamming all night," Colin said. "They'd be up till 3 or 4 a.m., just playing and listening to records."
HOPPER, who donated his extensive record and sheet music collection to the University of Western Ontario, played piano right up until his death, his son said.
"He never fully retired," Colin said. "He just loved playing music."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
Ontario Provincial Police officer dies while refereeing game
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Sat., December 17, 2005
A charity hockey game between Ontario Provincial Police officers and Glencoe District high school students took a tragic turn yesterday when a veteran officer refereeing the game collapsed and later died.
Const. Dale WAGAR, 55, of Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police, was refereeing the game at Glencoe Arena when he left the ice feeling ill.
The 31-year Ontario Provincial Police veteran collapsed in the dressing room about 2 p.m.
"He was a wonderful man," Sgt. Dave REKTOR of Western Region Ontario Provincial Police said last night.
"He was just full of life and such a great guy... Dale was loved by all of us."
WAGAR, who is survived by his wife, was pronounced dead at Four Counties Hospital in Newbury. It's unclear exactly what caused his sudden death.
Colleagues of the dedicated officer -- some of whom responded to the 911 call for medical assistance at the arena -- were stunned by the sudden death of one of their own, REKTOR said.
"Everybody is in shock," he said.
"They're devastated. Some of them are in tears, some of them are very angry.
"They're dealing with a whole host of emotions that people go through when there's a death of a loved one."
WAGAR, who joined the Ontario Provincial Police in 1974 and served at the Downsview and Kingston detachments before coming to Middlesex, was an "exemplary officer who will be greatly missed by everyone his life touched," said Insp. John STEPHENS, commander of the Middlesex detachment.
"This is a huge loss for the Ontario Provincial Police and the communities we serve," he said.
WAGAR, a Londoner, was a long-serving hockey referee who "died doing everything he loved doing," STEPHENS said.
In a 2001 Free Press column, WAGAR described his affinity for hockey and his reasons for donning the stripes.
"A referee is only there for one reason and it surely isn't the money," he wrote. "They do it for the love of the game."
In his long policing career, WAGAR was a member of the prestigious Golden Helmets precision motorcycle team and served in drug enforcement.
WAGAR also helped with the V.I.P. security unit and assisted when the Queen, the Queen Mother and Pope John Paul II visited Canada.
"He was a heck of a guy," REKTOR said.
He said it's not often officers have to respond to an emergency call involving a colleague, but when it happens it's "a terrible, terrible thing."
"Some people forget that we're humans, too," he said.
The game between the Glencoe students and Western Region Ontario Provincial Police officers was a benefit for the Glencoe Food Bank, REKTOR said.
Play was halted after WAGAR collapsed, he said.

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KEMMISH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
KEMMISH, John Bowden
John Bowden KEMMISH, Saturday, July 23, 2005, in his 71st year. Peacefully with his family in attendance, father of Gillian (Larry), David (Lori), Ian (Bobbi) and 4 grandchildren, all of London. There will be no visitation, cremation followed by interment at a later date. Special thanks to the I.C.U. staff of London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus.

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KEMP o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-28 published
CLUGSTON, Ezra Stewart
Passed away at Errinrung Nursing Home, Tuesday, September 27th, 2005. Ezra CLUGSTON, in his 91st year. Loving husband of Marion (LAYCOCK,) of Meaford, dear father of Stuart and his wife Penny Sue, of Duntroon, grandfather of Katie and her husband Michael KEMP, of Bradford, Susan and her husband Eugene TAN, of Arlington, Massachusetts, David and Stuart, of Collingwood and a very special great-grandpa as well. Predeceased by his parents John and Ida CLUGSTON and sisters Lillian BOWES and May SMITH. Visitation at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford on Thursday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 30th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy donations to the First Baptist Church, Meaford or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-25 published
ZANUSSI, John
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 John ZANUSSI of London in his 78th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Donnie (KEAM) ZANUSSI. Great loving father of Karen (Jerry) PILKEY of London and Michelle (Glen) SCHILKEY of Smiths Creek, Michigan. Cherished son-in-law of Shirley KEAM of London. Dear brother of Anna PAVAN and Dolores KEMP, and brother-in-law of Dal (Myrna) KEAM. Loving grandfather and greatest fan of Tyler and Karleigh PILKEY, and Nicholas and Jessica SCHILKEY. Dear uncle of Lisa (Wil) CARTER, Nicole (Brad) GARROW and their families. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
FORD, Ruby (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
A resident of Ridgetown, Ruby FORD passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Friday, March 25, 2005 at the age of 80 years. Born in Howard Township, the daughter of the late William James and Ella May (KEMP) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Beloved wife of Harvey FORD. Dear mother of Cheryl SIMPSON of Burlington, Bonnie BADOVINAC and her husband George of Brampton and Dennis FORD of Windsor. Loved by her grandchildren Shane FORD, Kori O'LEARY, David BADOVINAC, Laura BADOVINAC, Christopher SIMPSON and his wife Tricia, and Scott SIMPSON and his wife Amanda. Great-grandmother of Brady, Kailey, Hailey, Lainey and Liam. Sister of Gladys RYCKMAN of Ridgetown, and the late Edna DURFY and Myrta WISE. Mrs. FORD was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church and the W.M.S. of the Presbyterian Church. The family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. E, Ridgetown on Saturday 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral Home on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Tom RUTHERFORD of Saint Thomas officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to the charity of choice appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
KEMP, Alyn
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Monday, April 4, 2005, Alyn KEMP in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Vivien KEMP of Strathroy. Dear father of Keith KEMP (Linda) of Dundas, David KEMP (Janice) of Bowmanville, Elizabeth HILLMAN (Stephen) of Strathroy and Julian KEMP (Linda) of Georgetown. Loving grandfather of Breanne, Taylor, Jillian, Stephanie, Chandra HILLMAN (Bob DENHOLM), Travis, Mitchell, Austin and Neil. Great grandfather of Reilly. Brother of Raymond KEMP and Jeanette BRYDGES both of U.S.A. Predeceased by his life long friend and former wife Elmina KEMP. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Diabetes Association) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459. or online at www.londoncremation.com

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
KEMP, Mary Audrey (DICKSON/DIXON)
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Mary Audrey (DICKSON/DIXON) of Craigwell Gardens, Ailsa Craig; passed away on Monday July 11, 2005 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon KEMP (July 9, 2004.) Dear mother and mother-in-law Lynda (Brian) YOUNG, Barrie Shirley (Alan) LALIBERTE, Mitchell; Ron MORLEY, Ailsa Craig Nancy ROBINSON, Parkhill; Larry (Mary Jane) KEMP, Bryanston Predeceased by daughter Marilyn MORLEY (1993.) Dearly loved grandmother of Joel and Stephen YOUNG, Shannon (Brian) STRIK, Aaron and Brandon MORLEY, Kelly Jo, Christopher, Scott and Katelyn ROBINSON, Jason, Kyle and Justin KEMP. Great-grandma to Cole STRIK. Predeceased by family members Zelda (Jim) GEORGE; Orville (Madeline) DICKSON/DIXON, Rheola (Ted) HOTSON, Marjorie (Dean) WHITE/WHYTE, Les (Eleanor) DICKSON/DIXON, Wilmore (Myrtle) DICKSON/DIXON; sister-in-law to Doris (Del) GOUGH, Byron and Lloyd (Ceal) KEMP, London. Funeral service will be held at Ailsa Craig Community Centre, Wednesday July 13, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Reverend David FRIESEN- WALDNER officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig entrusted with arrangements 519-293-3331. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Audrey KEMP

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
KEMP, Sharon
In loving memory of my mother Sharon KEMP who passed away 2 years ago today, July 13, 2003
They who think that you are gone
Because your face they do not see
Are wrong-for in our hearts you live
And always will be in memory
With love, Anita

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-27 published
KEMP, Susan
In loving memory of Susan KEMP, who passed away July 26, 2004.
Our time with you was precious
And the memories we have are too.
The love we shared together
Keeps us close to you.
Maybe we cannot touch your hand
Or see your smiling face
Maybe we cannot hear your voice
Or feel your warm embrace.
But there is something we'll always have
Tucked safely in our hearts.
Our love for you, your love for us
Will never let us part.
Always loved and sadly missed by her husband Noël and son Bob and his wife Janice and grandchildren, Tyler and Travis and Norma and Jack Asbury.

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
KEMP, Sheila
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our cherished mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Sheila KEMP who died peacefully in her home on Saturday, September 17th, 2005, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Philip KEMP (1998.) Cherished and adored mother of Phil J. KEMP and his wife Nancy, Cass WEST and Eric WEST, Colin KEMP and his wife Trish DY- KEMP. Adored Gramma of Ben, Emma, and Jessica WEST and Erika KEMP, all who thought the world of her and were enriched by her love and wisdom. Dear sister of Colin and Iris STONE and sister-in-law of Barbara STONE. Full of life, health and happiness, Sheila lived a wonderful life, enriched and surrounded by a loving family and wonderful Friends. Her wanderlust with our father has been properly rekindled with their reunion, and we are comforted in the knowledge they are starting to travel an eternity of new paths. They were always happiest when they were "lost" together, so wish them the best in their journey of happiness. Our mother's legacy of love and Friendship lives on in all who knew her. Mum/Mom/Gramma/Sheila - you will be missed, but we are all so blessed to have loved and been loved by you. A celebration of Sheila's life will be held on Thursday September 22nd at 3: 00 p.m. (visitation 1 hour prior), at the Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. East (at Wavell), London, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Memorial Funeral Home - 519-452-3770

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-15 published
HOGGART, Arthur Murray
Peacefully, at the Clinton Public Hospital, on Sunday, November 13, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer, Mr. Arthur Murray HOGGART of Clinton, in his 70th year. Loving father of Murray HOGGART and friend Brenda KEMP of Oshawa, Ken HOGGART and friend Ingrid STRYKER of Lucan, Barb and husband Wade RAHN of Hensall and Sheldon HOGGART of Goderich. Dear grandfather of Derek, Michael and Melanie HOGGART, Christina HOGGART and friend Brandon HARVEY, Cody and Ariel RAHN and great grandfather of Alexis HARVEY. Survived by stepmother Vera HESSELWOOD of Blyth, sister Lois GOVIER of Seaforth, and aunt Helen APPLEBY of Mitchell. Predeceased by son John HOGGART, mother Beatrice HESSELWOOD, stepfather John HESSELWOOD, brother Lorne HOGGART and stepbrother Reg HESSELWOOD. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation, with interment Blyth Union Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-12 published
PARKINS, Mary Bell (SHOEMAKER)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 9, 2005 Mary Bell (SHOEMAKER) PARKINS of Wallacetown in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late Sam PARKINS. Loved mother of Donna KEMP. Loving " Meme" to Tim and Marly KEMP of Oakville, Terry and Debbie KEMP of Kitchener and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of A.D. McFARLANE of Dutton, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackelton Street, Dutton on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 12 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-08-30 published
KEMP, O. Jean
In memory to a wonderful mother and grandmother, O. Jean KEMP, who passed away August 26, 2003.
Our hearts are full of memories
We treasure them with care
The way you had to leave us
Will always seem unfair.
Sad are the hearts that love you
Silent the tears that fall
Living our lives without you
Is the hardest part of all.
In all that life has given us
And all thats left to do
We will never have a greater gift
Than the time we spent with you.
Lovingly remembered by Ken, Jeannie, Kal, Galen, and Cathy

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KEMP o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-04-08 published
CROOKS, Hannah " Anna" Roddick (née ROY) (1923-2005)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday 2 April 2005 at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Anna had been suffering from Alzheimers for some time and was a resident of Sunset Manor in Collingwood. Predeceased by Tom, her husband of 46 years and sister Janet SHAVER of Barrie. She is survived by sisters Irene KEMP and Isobel WALKER of Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was quiet, gentle soul whom everyone liked from the moment they met her. We will all miss her very much. A special thank you to the entire staff at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Bay Haven Nursing Home and in particular every one at Sunset Manor where Anna received such excellent care. Interment will be at the Wasaga Beach Cemetery.
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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-31 published
BATTEN, Mary Elizabeth (née MILNES)
Peacefully, on Saturday January 29th, 2005 at Sunnybrook Women's College Health Center surrounded by her family and Friends, in her 81st year. Dearly beloved mother of Della Mees and Keith BATTEN. Cherished grandmother of Becky, John, Greg and Joey. Special friend of Bill KEMP. A Memorial Service to celebrate Mary's life will be held on Saturday February 19th, 2005 at 12 noon at North Toronto Community Church, 7 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy donations be made to the Sunnybrook Women's College Health Centre or to the Salvation Army.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-04 published
ANDERSON, Herbert R. " Bert"
retired: National Film Board of Canada
Bert passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario, on Saturday, April 30, 2005. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ross, Bill and Jim; sisters, Emily and Jessie (RANDALL.) He was the beloved uncle of Lorraine (KEMP) and Jeannie (FERGUSON.) An accomplished keyboard musician, Bert was blessed with many wonderful Friends throughout Canada and the U.S.A. At his request, there will not be a funeral service. His cremated remains will be placed in the Anderson family plot in the Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto. A gathering of Friends and family to celebrate Bert's life will be announced at a later date.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
ANDERSON, Herbert R. " Bert"
retired: National Film Board of Canada
Bert passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario, on Saturday, April 30, 2005. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ross, Bill and Jim; sisters, Emily and Jessie (RANDALL.) He was the beloved uncle of Lorraine (KEMP) and Jeannie (FERGUSON.) An accomplished keyboard musician, Bert was blessed with many wonderful Friends throughout Canada and the U.S.A. At his request, there will not be a funeral service. His cremated remains will be placed in the Anderson family plot in the Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto. A gathering of Friends and family to celebrate Bert's life will be announced at a later date.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
ERWIN, Marion Louise
On June 29th, 2005 Marion passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital after a brief illness. Marion was a loving wife to George, a devoted and proud mother of David (predeceased 1956), Patti ERWIN- WELSH (predeceased 2000,) and of Mark and a new and treasured friend and companion to Lyne. She was also a beloved sister to Patricia LLOYD and brother-in-law Cliff. Marion was an adoring and passionate grandmother to David and Stephanie WELSH. Marion was also a dear aunt to John, Bob and Bruce KEMP and Barbara BAILEY as well as Judy BENEDETTI, Sharon SKUTOVICH and Linda LAILICH. A Celebration of her Life will be held at Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive (off Page Avenue, south of Finch-North York) on Friday, July 8th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Critical Care Unit of North York General Hospital for their exemplary care and sensitivity. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Critical Care Unit of North York General Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
KEMP, Ian
Peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his wife Margaret. Loving father to John and Barbara. Ian is survived by his sister Minnie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Scotland. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Celebration Presbyterian Church (formerly Coldstream Presbyterian) (Coldstream at Bathurst, south of Lawrence) on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Following the Service a reception will be held at the church. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, P.O. Box 31399, Stn Brm B Toronto, M7Y 5M1.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-30 published
BATTEN, Mary Elizabeth (née MILNE)
Peacefully, on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Sunnybrook Women's College Health Centre surrounded by her family and Friends, in her 81st year. Dearly beloved mother of Della MEES and Keith BATTEN. Cherished grandmother of Becky, John, Greg and Joey. Special friend of Bill KEMP. A Memorial Service to celebrate Mary's life will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 12 noon at North Toronto Community Church, 7 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Women's College Health Centre or to the Salvation Army.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
KEMP, Robert Arthur " Bob"
Please see Robert Arthur SAXELBY- KEMP notice.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
SAXELBY- KEMP, Robert Arthur
Peacefully, at his home, on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, Bob SAXELBY- KEMP, Bolton, in his 45th year, beloved husband of Marcie KEMP. Loving father of Crystal, Bonnie and Julie. Devoted son of Jean and the late David SAXELBY- KEMP, Orillia. Dear brother of Christine and her husband Duane BATTY, Calgary. Dear grand_son of Mrs. Dorothy TURNER, London, England. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50, Bolton, 905-857-2213) Thursday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in Christ Church Anglican, Nancy Street, Bolton on Friday, February 25 at 2 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
BEASLEY, Robert
After a courageous battle with cancer at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at the age of 42. Loving husband of Karen KEMP. Beloved son of Don and Audrey BEASLEY of MacTier, Ontario. Loved brother of Michael and his wife Michael Ann. Cherished grand_son of Myrtle WATKINSON. Dear son-in-law of Gloria KEMP. Remembered by brother-in-law Tim KEMP and his wife Lisa. Robert will be missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. BEASLEY will be resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) with Memorial visitation on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
POULTON, William Norman
("Willy Lump Lump" to his Friends and co-workers at Canada Post where he retired from after 33 years of service) On Saturday, March 19, 2005 in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Norma-Jean KEMP and her husband Bill, and William and his wife Tina. Loving grandfather to Allison, Andrew, Amber and Gavin. Dear "Upa" to Noah. Sadly missed by his family and Friends. A memorial service to be held at Saint Martin's Anglican Church, 1201 Saint Martin's Drive, Pickering on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 4 p.m. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
KEMP, Jack
Peacefully on March 31, 2005 after a short battle with cancer. Dear father of Michael and Christine. At Jack's request, there will be no funeral service.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
FEAST, Arnold " Arnie" Arthur Beaufort
(September 11, 1952-February 28, 2005)
Formerly of Chambly, Quebec; latterly of Courtenay, British Columbia. Predeceased by father Arnold McMaster FEAST and mother Isabel Horibrook FEAST (née KEMP.) He is survived by sister Sally FEAST, her husband, Thomas HENNESSY and niece, Adrienne HENNESSY. This friend, to so many, tragically went missing along the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on February 28th, 2005. A meticulous archaeologist and accomplished pilot, he enjoyed the challenges of both of these paths in life. Aviation and writing were his hobbies. Those close to him were his extended family. He could always tell a great story or write an inspirational letter. From the first time he sat in his father's lap in a Cessna, his true passion has been flying. His extended family helped shape the man he became: the adventurer, the student, the friend. So many of us were part of his extended family and we'll never forget him. Arnie was a great man and a better friend - quick with a smile - always the first to lend a hand. We'll miss you Arnie. We'll always love you. We, the extended family, will be celebrating Arnie's life on Saturday, May 14th, 2005, in Campbell River, British Columbia. Join us at the Campbell River and District Fish and Wildlife Association Hall, 2641 Campbell River Road, Campbell River, British Columbia. Come and share a past adventure, a funny story, a photograph - or if you just want to revisit an Arnie-moment, be there for chili and St. A. For information and directions, please e-mail: arniefeastmemorial@yahoo.ca

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
KEMP, John
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Friday, May 13th, 2005. John, beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Andrew, Janice and Bill, Linda and Steve. Proud grandfather of Chris, Brian, Craig, Scott, Ashley and Justin. Brother of Isa, Andrew, Alex and Margaret. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Tuesday, May 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society would be appreciated. A special thanks to Dr. BLUTHARDT and Dr. AITKIN and staff at Scarborough General Hospital.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
ERWIN, Marion Louise
On June 29, 2005 Marion passed away peacefully, at North York General Hospital, after a brief illness. Marion was a loving wife to George, a devoted and proud mother of David (predeceased 1955,) Patti ERWIN- WELSH (predeceased 2000,) and of Mark and a new and treasured friend and companion to Lyne. She was also a beloved sister to Pat LLOYD and brother-in-law Cliff. Marion was an adoring and passionate grandmother to David and Stephanie WELSH. Marion was also a dear aunt to John, Bob and Bruce KEMP and Barbara BAILEY, as well as Judy BENEDETTI, Sharon STUKOVICH and Linda LAILICH. A Celebration of her Life will be held at Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive (off Page Avenue, south of Finch, North York), on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Critical Care Unit of North York General Hospital for their exemplary care and sensitivity. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Critical Care Unit of North York General Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
SANDERSON, Joel Steven
Sadly and suddenly on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, Joel Steven SANDERSON, Schomberg, in his 27th year, dearly loved son of Steven and Margaret SANDERSON, Schomberg. Cherished brother of Jessica. Devoted grand_son of Stan and Eileen KEMP, Mississauga and the late Tony and Mary SANDERSON, Peterborough. Dear nephew of Paula MUNOZ, Jeffrey and Chris KEMP, David and Eileen KEMP, Wade and Karen BLANCHARD. Joel will be greatly missed by all of his cousins. Special friend of Sandy McNAMARA. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Saturday, July 23 from 12: 30 o'clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, 1623 Yonge Street, Toronto M4T 2A1. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
WRIGHT, Donald F.
Suddenly on September 7, 2005. Dear husband of Etta G. (Genni) SCOTT. son of the late John Sydney WRIGHT and the late Gladys Caroline KEMP. Sadly missed by sisters Jean WOODS and Gladys METCALFE, by brothers Robert and wife Sylvia, Dennis and wife Shirley, Russell and wife Sandra, William and wife Grace, Peter and wife Betty Lou, Paul and wife Judith and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers John Sydney and wife Ruth, Kenneth and wife Helen, by sister Shirley and husband Albert MARRITT, by brother-in-law Ernest (Eric) METCALFE and Albert WOODS. Cremation, at Donald's request there was no service. In his memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 905-852-3073.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-30 published
KEMP, Arthur Roderick " Rudy"
(World War 2 Veteran, Retired from Air Canada) Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Thursday, September 29, 2005. Rudy KEMP of Keswick and formerly of Bradford, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Pearl for 64 years. Loving father of Wally (Lorraine,) Norm (Marian,) Sandra (Gwyn) DAVIES, Diane HOLLINGSHEAD (Abel ARSENAULT), Pat (Tom) RICHARDS, and John (Lisa). Cherished Poppa of David, Brian, Lori, Cheri, Debbie, Barb, Rob, Derek, Michelle and Christie. Dear Great Poppa of Jordan, Matthew, Jessica, and Brooke. Predeceased by his parents Percy and Bertha KEMP. Dear brother of Ted, Percy and Vera. Rudy will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Community Care Access of York Region would be appreciated.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
RIDDELL, Ryan Andrew
Tragically, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, October 22, 2005, at the age of 19 years. Ryan, devoted husband of Shannon HUGHES, and proud and adoring father of Jayden Andrew HUGHES- RIDDELL, age 1 year. Beloved son of Kevin Andrew and Sandra RIDDELL, stepson to Deanne NOEL, Stephen GILLIGAN, son-in-law of Debra and Bill KEMP. Cherished brother of Shannon RIDDELL. Grandson of Ron and the late Ruth RIDDELL and Yvonne and the late Thomas McLEAN. Nephew of Katherine PROCTOR and Ted HALL, Danny and Mary RIDDELL, Darryl SEALE (late Marilyn SEALE,) Debbie SCHNALL, Steven and Leanne McLEAN, Thomas and Charlene McLEAN. Proud Uncle to Breanna DAILLY. Ryan will be missed by his many Friends, co-workers, and the community. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, October 25th, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 26th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Lawn Cemetery. Donations, made in memory of Ryan, to Jayden's Education Fund would be appreciated.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
KEMP, Margaret Graham
At Allendale in Milton on Wednesday, December 14th, 2005. Margaret Graham KEMP (Dewer,) in her 90th year, beloved wife of Allan (Dick) KEMP. Loving mother of Craig and his wife Louise of Milton. Margaret will be missed by her grandchildren Catherine and her husband Warren KAINO and Michael and his wife Amanda and great-grandchildren Logan and Owen KEMP. The family would like to thank the staff in Adams House at Allendale for the wonderful care they gave to Maggie. Cremation has taken place and the interment will take place at Balsam Grove Cemetery in Oliphant. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452.

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