LABERGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-09 published
FITZGIBBON, Michael " Vince"
Peacefully, on Monday, August 8th, 2005 at Versa Care Home, at 83 years of age. Beloved husband of Dolores. Predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth. Loving father of Kathleen (Gary) TYMINSKI, Elizabeth HODGE, Peter FITZGIBBON, Amy FITZGIBBON, Robert (Cathy) FITZGIBBON, Louise SAVOIE, Helen LAFLAMME, Denyse (Randy) LEVITT, Albert (Mary Jane) LABERGE, Shirley THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Theresa MORAN. Predeceased by his son Paul and son-in-law Grant. Survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary (Jack) McKEY, Joe (Mady) FITZGIBBON and Leo FITZGIBBON. Vince will be lovingly remembered by many family and Friends.
Vince was employed with Brewers Retail as group manager until his retirement. He was the founder (1987) and President Emeritus of the Brain Injury Community Re-Entry Niagara Incorporation. He was a life member of the Board of Directors. Vince is resting at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines until Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Denis Church at 11: 00 a.m. Rite of committal in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours are Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 3: 30 p.m. Memorial remembrances to Save the Children or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. On-Line Guest Book www.dartefuneralhome.com

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LABERGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
ROBINSON, John
Peacefully on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at Hamilton General Hospital in his 75th year. Beloved husband for 51 years of the late Joan. Loving father of Doug, Joanne (Shari) and the late Paul. Dear grandpa of Brad LABERGE. Lovingly remembered by many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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LABIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
LABIAK, Anna (KUZENKO)
On Friday, April 15, 2005 passed away peacefully, in her 96th year. Fondly remembered by her son John (Patricia) KUZENKO of Oakville. Loving Baba to Tom (Julie) and Allison (Michael). Loving great-grandmother to Robbie, Jeff, Maggie and Lauren. Many thanks to the staff of the Ivan Franko Home for all their kindness. Friends may call at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., with Panachida at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 9: 15 then to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church (La Rose Ave.) for Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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LABILE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
REIS, Maria (née REGO) (March 2, 1919-December 11, 2005)
Of Maynard Nursing Home, Halton Street. Visitation 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Mass 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Church to Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. REIS, who died at her residence, was predeceased by husband Henrique, and sons Joseph and Robert. Surviving are: daughters, Regina MIRANDA (John), Vivelina BENCZE, Marcy LABILE (Nick,) Elda PECE (Leo,) Armanda PECE (Mike;) son Samuel REIS (Carol;) daughters-in-law, Orminda REIS and Susan REIS; 19 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-01 published
Leo LABINE, Athlete: 1931-2005
The hard hitter from Haileybury, Ontario, was one of the players most feared by Rocket Richard. And with good reason -- in 1952, he almost put the legendary Canadien away for good
By James CHRISTIE, Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - Page S7
Toronto -- Memorable events in sports history need a stage on which to be played out, and Leo LABINE was a man who could set that stage.
The hard-rock right winger who played 11 bone-rattling seasons in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings played a key role in one of hockey's most dramatic Stanley Cup moments, and in one of the league's most historic events.
Mr. LABINE was a legendary hard hitter in the six-team era of the National Hockey League. He had ample skill, scoring 128 goals and 321 points in 643 career games, and still holds a Bruins club record of five points in one period against Detroit on November 28, 1954, the night after Hurricane Hazel had torn through the Great Lakes region. That mark endured even through the high-flying days of Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito.
Mr. LABINE's stock in trade, when he came out of his native Northern Ontario and through St. Michael's College in Toronto, was as a feisty winger who could make his 170 pounds hit with the robustness of a 200-pounder. He also collected 730 penalty minutes in 643 games.
The late Maurice (Rocket) Richard knew first-hand why Mr. LABINE was nicknamed the Lion. Mr. LABINE was first called up by the Bruins from the minor-league Hershey Bears late in the 1951-52 season. He was retained for the Boston-Montreal semifinal series that would prove one of the most thrilling of the National Hockey League's six-team era.
Montreal looked to be running away in the first two games, 5-1 and 4-0, but the Bruins, led by Milt Schmidt, stormed back in the next three, (4-1, 3-2, 1-0). Montreal took the sixth 3-2 in overtime to push the series to the limit.
On April 8, 1952, Mr. LABINE enraged the fans at the Montreal Forum when he caught their hero, Rocket Richard, with his head down and delivered a crushing check. Mr. Richard's head crashed on the ice and he lay unconscious, bleeding. He was helped to the trainer's room where he spent the second period fading in and out of consciousness while doctors sutured his scalp.
The score was tied late in the third period when Mr. Richard got to his feet at the Canadiens bench, blood still trickling from his stitches, and announced it was time to play. Mr. LABINE may have knocked him cold but he hadn't quite knocked out his will to win. With less than five minutes left, Butch Bouchard sent him a long pass. He deked star defenceman Bill Quackenbush, and beat goalie Sugar Jim Henry with the winning goal.
The Rocket later said he was still so woozy from the check he wasn't certain which net he was heading for. He also admitted he never did remember scoring the goal.
"I don't remember it clearly," a Boston website recounted yesterday. "My legs were all right, but my head was all foggy. I had a hazy idea of what I should do, and I did."
Mr. LABINE's tough checking on Mr. Richard made him one of the players Montreal fans loved to boo.
According to the website bruins-legends.com, Mr. LABINE once recalled: "I was lucky to get out of the game alive. I was a little aggressive, sometimes."
When remembering his playing days, Rocket Richard was asked to name the men he most hated to play against: They were tough customers all, Leo LABINE, Ted Lindsay and Tony Leswick.
In January, 1958, it was Mr. LABINE's absence rather than his presence that led to a bright moment in National Hockey League history. He was laid low by the flu and that caused Boston to call up a Quebec City minor leaguer named Willie O'Ree, the first black player to suit up in the National Hockey League.
Mr. LABINE, born in Haileybury, Ontario, in 1932, moved to North Bay in 1953. He'd had a junior career with St. Michael's College and the Barrie Flyers, with whom he won a Memorial Cup in 1951. He turned professional with the Bruins organization in 1951-52, helping their Bears farm club reach the American Hockey League final before being called up. The Bruins reached the Stanley Cup final three times with Mr. LABINE in the lineup, but lost each time to the Montreal Canadiens. Mr. LABINE was the Bruins' leading scorer during the 1954-55 season, notching 24 goals and adding 18 assists for 42 points. He was also named the team's most valuable player.
In 1961, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings as part of a five-player deal, joining the likes of the legendary Gordie Howe and long-time friend Norm Ullman. After two seasons with the Red Wings, Mr. LABINE joined the World Hockey League's Los Angeles Blades, where he played the final five years of his professional career. He retired in 1968. In retirement, he indulged in his second love, pitching fastball and thus won the Northern Ontario championships as well as an Ontario title.
It's in hockey, though, where his name lives on. In fact, Mr. LABINE still graces the Bruin record book. According to the Bruins's website, on November 28, 1954, Mr. LABINE recorded a hat trick, and added two assists in the second period of a 6-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The five points in one period remain the standard among Bruin players.
Leo Gerald LABINE was born in Haileybury, Ontario, on July 22, 1931. He died of liver cancer in hospital in North Bay, Ontario, on February 25, 2005. He was 73. He is survived by wife Rosemary KELLY and by four children from an earlier marriage: Cindy, Mary Anne, Dan LABINE and Laura. His first wife, Betty SOUCIE, died in 1974.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
Leo LABINE
By A. Lawrence HEALEY, Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - Page S9
A. Lawrence HEALEY of Lachine, Quebec, writes about Leo LABINE, whose obituary appeared yesterday.
Reading about Leo "The Lion" LABINE yesterday brought back powerful memories of a 10-year-old Montreal Canadiens hockey fan lying motionless in a dark bedroom, straining to hear the family radio in the living room of our four-and-a-half room, third-floor, coldwater flat on Boyer Street in northeastern Montreal. The radio was broadcasting the seventh game of the 1951-52 Stanley Cup semifinals. The deal was, the radio, the only one in our home, would be tuned just loud enough so that I could hear it if I didn't make a sound during or after the game.
My heart sank after Mr. LABINE knocked my hero Maurice Richard unconscious and out of the game in the first period, only to overflow with joy when "The Rocket" came back late in the third period to score the winning goal against Sugar Jim Henry.
Looking back, the hockey game I imagined in my mind's eye that night was more exciting, by far, than any I have seen since on television or in person.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-03 published
Leo LABINE
By Ted PATERSON, Thursday, March 3, 2005 - Page S7
Ted PATERSON of Winnipeg writes about Leo LABINE, whose obituary appeared on Tuesday.
Years ago, I was in the Royal Canadian Air Force in North Bay, Ontario, and played sports, including fastball, which is how I met Leo LABINE. After his first few years in the National Hockey League, Mr. LABINE returned to live in North Bay each summer. A very down-to-earth person, he recounted that, when he was playing Junior for the Barrie Flyers, Hap ENNS would caution (very strongly) that hockey players needed to learn a trade in case they were permanently injured or professional teams weren't interested in their services.
Leo became an electrician (I'm not certain that he received his "papers"), and invested in apartment blocks to ensure his future after hockey. This was at a time when minor league professionals (and even National Hockey League stars) returned to their hometowns for the summer, and most often flashed their wealth through their convertibles and high living. Leo was like a rock as a player and as a man.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-09 published
Leo LABINE
By John BUTLER, Wednesday, March 9, 2005 - Page S9
John BUTLER of Toronto writes about Leo LABINE, whose obituary appeared on March 1.
I never met Leo LABINE but, as a hockey fan from his era, I read his obituary with great interest. When I arrived home that evening I saw on our kitchen table a Jello hockey coin, of the type I used to collect more than 40 years ago. My wife explained that it had fallen out of a container of toys my mother had sent home with us after visiting her two days earlier. That coin from my old collection was a 1961-2 coin of Detroit Red Wing forward, Leo LABINE. My wife and I both went out and bought lottery tickets.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-15 published
I Remember - Leo LABINE
Ron WICKS, a former National Hockey League referee, writes about Leo LABINE, whose obituary appeared on March 1.
By Ron WICKS, Monday, March 14, 2005 Page S9
I first met Leo LABINE in October of 1960, when I was a rookie linesman fresh out of the Sudbury Midget Hockey League. I was a buddy of Leo's teammate, Gerry TOPPAZZINI, so I had some credibility with the players. Leo was a great guy who had a lovely habit of irritating the star players on the opposing teams, and cause them to forget about scoring goals and, instead, would run around the ice trying to catch him. Rocket Richard was a favourite target. As you can imagine, there was no love lost. Back in the era of train travel, Boston would play in Montreal on a Saturday night, then both teams would travel to Westmount station and board the same train and go overnight to Boston to play round 4 the next night. Each team had their own sleeper car, but had to have breakfast together. Some mornings, I expected the fisticuffs to begin at 8 a.m., not 8 p.m. Some grudges never were resolved. About 10 years ago, Rocket Richard was refereeing an National Hockey League old-timers game in North Bay when Leo walked into the room and said, "Hi Rocket, how are you?" Maurice never looked up. "Fuck off," he mumbled and Leo kept right on going. Gilles Marotte told me he damn near fell over laughing.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-18 published
I Remember -- Leo LABINE
By Ralph MARKARIAN, Friday, March 18, 2005 Page S7
Ralph MARKARIAN of St. Catharines, Ontario, writes about Leo LABINE, whose obituary appeared March 1.
Do I ever remember Leo LABINE! I first met him at the Boston Bruins junior training camp in Oshawa, before the Oshawa arena burned down. I was 16. I had heard about him being a tough guy.
At 17, I was fortunate enough to have a tryout with the St. Catharines Teepees Junior A team. Oh yes, we were playing against the Barrie Flyers and, you guessed it, Leo LABINE was playing. I was nervous just at being called up to play with the Teepees. Leo came down my side and I had to take him out of the play. As scared as I was, I made an effort to stop him but only enough so that I would not be sent home for lack of trying.
I don't remember anything about the game but I do remember being scared to death of Leo LABINE. I was later to meet him personally at the Boston training camp being held in Barrie.

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LABIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
SALTER, Peggy (née WILSON)
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 21, 1921. Passed away at home in British Columbia on May 10, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband, Doug in 1992. She will be greatly missed by her son, Blair SALTER and his wife, Heidi, her daughter, Gini SALTER and her husband, Mark DI LABIO, and her grandchildren, Avery SALTER, Joe SALTER, Ben SALTER, Beth DI LABIO and her husband, Mike WOLFSON, and Greg DI LABIO. Peggy and Doug lived in Tsawwassen, British Columbia for over thirty years, enjoying their community and making contributions through volunteer service. They both attended Lawrence Park Collegiate in Toronto. Peggy worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was proud to stay in contact with the Women's Royal Naval Service Association and always enjoyed their functions. Peggy's life was a life well lived. Thanks to all the staff at Delta Hospital and especially to Dr. Colleen Lee who supported Mum's desire to stay at home until the end of her days. A memorial service will be held at Benediction Lutheran Church, 6th and 56th Streets in Tsawwassen on Friday, May 20 at 3: 00 p.m. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LABONTE o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-23 published
SCAFURI, Maria Della (née MYERS)
Mrs. Maria Della Scafuri a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus," in Wallaceburg, at the age of 90. Mrs. SCAFURI was born in Dover Twp. and was a daughter of the late William and Valery (EMERY) MYERS. Della had resided in Detroit, Michigan for many years returning to the Wallaceburg area two years ago. Beloved wife of the late Joseph SCAFURI. Loving mother of the late Allen SCAFURI. Dear sister of Buelah HOWLETT and Lorraine TREPANIER. Predeceased by two brothers Don MYERS and Bernard MYERS and six sisters Edna SYLVAIN, Verna THOMAS, Viola HIND, Bernida STERLING, Winnifred LABONTE and Leona MacDONALD. The late Mrs. SCAFURI rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Monday, February 21, 2005 when the funeral service was conducted in the chapel of the funeral home at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, Officiating. Cremation followed. Interment of ashes will take place in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Maria Della SCAFURI.

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LABONTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
STONE, Valerie
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2005. Valerie STONE of Saint Thomas in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Edward John (Ted) STONE. Dear mother of Wayne and his wife Karen STONE of London, John STONE of Saint Thomas, Bradley and his wife Kelly STONE of Brownsville. Dear Grandmother of 8 and greatgrandmother of 11. Predeceased by a son Kevin STONE. Dear sister of Ernest CAVANAGH of London, Patricia LABONTE of Washington U.S.A., Maurice HILTON of Ottawa and William CAVANAGH of Alymer. Cremation with a private family service to follow. Forest City Cremation Services 675-0772.

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LABONTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
CLOSE, Stella Beatrice (PINSONNEAULT)
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Sunday, May 29, 2005, Stella Beatrice (PINSONNEAULT) CLOSE of Glencoe in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Ted CLOSE (2002.) Loving mother of Rick and Bonnie CLOSE, Ron and Lori CLOSE, Sherry and Ian GILLIES, Todd and Bev CLOSE. Dear grandmother of April and Robin, Jeremy and Craig, Kenny and Tasha, Natasha and Josh. Also survived by 8 great grandchildren, Paige, Celeste, Avery, Emmett, Kyla, Matthew, Jessica and Amanda. Dear sister of Mrs. Flora DUQUETTE, Mrs. Rose-Mai LACHAPELLE, Mrs. Marie Anne LABONTE, Bernard PINSONNEAULT, Rosaire PINSONNEAULT, Mrs. Adeline CARON, Mrs. Pauline TETREAULT, Mrs. Annette SHIRES. Predeceased by three brothers Lorenzo, Andy and Felix PINSONNEAULT and one great granddaughter Kennedy. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. Reverend Trisha ELLIOT/ELLIOTT officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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LABONTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
KAVANAGH, Virginia Mary (née MULLINS)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 3, 2005. Beloved wife and best friend of Thomas for 52 years. Loving mother of Tim and wife Debra of London, Shannon and husband Rick LABONTE. Dearest daughter of the late Loretta and William MULLINS. Devoted and loving Grandma "M&M's" of Darrell, Keith, Sandra and Lauren. Predeceased by brothers John, Harry and William. Dear sister of Trudy. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Special friend to Tom and Clara ROBSON.
Virginia was retired after 32 years of service with Canada Customs and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #594, Moose Lodge and the Catholic Woman's League. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday 7 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (1-519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor. On Monday, family and Friends are invited to meet at Christ the King Church (2930 Dominion Blvd., Windsor) after 9 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private interment of cremated remains at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to Shari-Lyn and Lisa of Comcare and the staff of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. You may leave your cherished memories online at www.familiesfirst.net

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LABONTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
KAVANAGH, Thomas Edward
Passed away December 16, 2005 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Virginia Mary for 52 years. Loving father of Tim and wife Debra of London, Shannon and husband Rick LABONTE. Dearest son of the late Arthur and Margaret. Treasured Grandpa of Darrell, Keith, Sandra and Lauren. Dearest brother of the late Clarence, Margaret, Bernard, Harold, Fr. Timothy, Rita, Norene, Oswald and Raymond. Will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Trudy and many nieces and nephews. Tom was retired after 35 years of service at Chrysler Canada. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3305 Essex. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday 4: 30 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor. On Monday, Friends are invited to join the family after 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church (2930 Dominion Blvd., Windsor) followed by Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon. Fr. SAWICKI officiating. Cremation to follow. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Special thanks to the staff at Extendicare Tecumseh (St. Alphonse) and the staff on the 6th floor of M.E.T. Hospital. You may share your memories online at www.familiesfirst.ca

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LABONTÉ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
LABONTÉ, Richard G.
Suddenly at home, on Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, in his 70th year. Richard, beloved husband of Françoise. Loving father of Camille and her husband Doug, Marc-André, Nicole. Grand-papa will be fondly remembered by Alexa, Tristan, Savannah and Tallin. Richard will be dearly missed by his loving wife, family and Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 10: 30 a.m. in St. Louis de France (on Don Mills south of York Mills). Interment at Christ the King Cemetery. In memory of Richard, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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LABORDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-10 published
REMENDA, Nestor F.
It is with great sadness the family of Nestor F. REMENDA of Regina, announces his sudden passing on December 4th, 2005 at the age of 83 years. Nestor is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Ina, his daughters, Jeanne REMENDA (Ken LABORDE) of Saskatoon, Margaret COWIE (Donald) of Regina, Victoria REMENDA (Michael O'CONNOR) of Kingston, Ontario, and Susan PENROSE (John) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, seven grandchildren, Shannon, Sarah, Graeme, Jillian, Thomas, Curtis, and Claire, his sister Sonia BRENNE (Keith) and brother Lionel REMENDA (Kathy.) Nestor was well-known as a dedicated and caring teacher by thousands of Regina high school students and colleagues, by students in rural Saskatchewan and Africa, by students of the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and by students at the University of Regina. He was an enthusiastic baker of bread, golfer, curler, traveler, adventurer and musician. Nestor was a great supporter of the arts, music, his beloved city and province. Nestor also served our country in the Navy during World War 2. He was a joyful and giving person whose service to his church and greater community was of great importance to him. His life was an inspiration to his family and Friends. A celebration of his life was held on Friday, December 9th 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. at Whitmore Park United Church, 336 Durham Drive, Regina. The family requests that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2360 -- 2nd Avenue, Regina S4R 1A6 or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services, Regina, Saskatchewan. An on-line book of condolence may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com

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LABOSSIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-07 published
MASON, Luva
Peacefully at the Providence Centre on August 5, 2005, surrounded by the love of her family. Luva, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late George. Devoted Mom of Donna DURNIN, William DURNIN, Grant DURNIN, Corrine MacDONALD, Ross DURNIN, Luva SMITH, Florence MASON and Ida MASON. Fondly remembered by her 10 stepchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and Friends. Much loved sister of Eva MOORE, Edwin WALKER, Ida CRAIGEN, Barb EVANS, and the late Frank WALKER, James WALKER, Ross WALKER, Shirley LABOSSIER and their families. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Erskine Cemetery. A reception will then follow at the Funeral Home. In Luva's memory, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Epilepsy Association.

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LABOSSIERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-07 published
FULLER, John " Jack"
John died at his home on January 6, 2005. Devoted to and dearly loved by his wife of 52 years, Mille (Mikey) née TIBBLE. Loving father to Mike (Louise,) Maureen (Wilf PETTEN,) Janice, Bill (Maureen), June (Peter BLAKEMAN), Margaret (Bob LYMER). Dear grandfather to Jonathan, Cal, Michael, Julia, Janine, Megan, Charlotte, Victoria, Colin, Robbie and Ted. Brother to Bob, Gordon (Joyce,) Don (Rosemary.) Brother-in-law to Brenda (George SMITH.) John will be missed by his many close Friends and business associates. He founded his construction company J.M. Fuller Ltd., 50 years ago and Canadian Pipe Supply Limited, 40 years ago. John was the epitome of the honourable entrepreneurial man. He was truly respected and admired in the business community. Thanks to Dr. Gavin MISTRY, Dr. Norman LAPERRIERE and nurse Michelle LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Princess Margaret Hospital,) Dr. Vincent MAIDA and Christianne LABOSSIERE who helped John and his family through his illness. John was a man who did not dwell on sorrow, and would not want his family and Friends to dwell on this either. May he rest in peace. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, (north of Lawrence Ave.) Weston from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. followed by burial at Sanctuary Park, Royal York Rd. & Lawrence Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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LABOSSIERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
FULLER, John " Jack"
John died at his home on January 6, 2005. Devoted to and dearly loved by his wife of 52 years, Mille (Mickey) née TIBBLE. Loving father to Mike (Louise,) Maureen (Wilf PETTEN,) Janice, Bill (Maureen), June (Peter BLAKEMAN) and Margaret (Bob LYMER). Dear grandfather to Jonathan, Cal, Michael, Julia, Janine, Megan, Charlotte, Victoria, Colin, Robbie and Ted. Brother to Bob, Gordon (Joyce) and Don (Rosemary). Brother-in-law to Brenda (George SMITH.) John will be missed by his many close Friends and business associates. He founded his construction company, J.M. Fuller Ltd. 50 years ago, and Canadian Pipe Supply Ltd. 40 years ago. John was the epitome of the honorable, entrepreneurial man. He was truly respected and admired in the business community. Thanks to Dr. Gavin MISTRY, Dr. Norman LAPERRIERE and nurse Michelle LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Princess Margaret Hospital), Dr. Vincent MAIDA and Christianne LABOSSIERE who helped John and his family through his illness. John was a man who did not dwell on sorrow, and would not want his Friends to dwell on this either. May he rest in peace. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Sactuary Park Cemetery at Royal Rd. and Lawrence Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated.

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LABOUCANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
HAYES, Leah (née ZAGRODNEY)
Suddenly in Vancouver on May 17, 2005, Leah HAYES, beloved wife of Jeff. Dear daughter of Leo and Ellen ZAGRODNEY. Sister of Karen and Ron ROBERTS, Lori and Bill DAVIES, Colleen and Mark LABOUCANE and Randy ZAGRODNEY. Aunt of Leah and her daughters Taylor and Jadyn, Amanda, Mike and Neil. Will be fondly remembered by her many Friends and colleagues. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cremation. "We Love You Leah"

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LABOURIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
PIITZ, Imelda F.
Peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2005 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, in her 84th year. Imelda, beloved wife of the late Alfred Alan PIITZ. Loved mother of Brian PIITZ and his partner Marilyn NAZAR (Toronto,) Richard PIITZ and his wife Wendy COOPER (Brampton,) Janice and her husband William CARSWELL and Lorraine PIITZ and her partner Tommy CASSIDY. Loving grandmother of Jennifer PIITZ, Wesley PIITZ and Erin CASSIDY. Sister of Marie CADDICK and her husband Phillip, Sr. Mary LABOURIE (Doreen,) Freida ROBITAILLE and her husband Ron, Monty LALONDE and his wife Rita, and the late Morelle and Ambrose LALONDE. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St. E., Oshawa on Saturday, April 2nd from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 3rd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4th at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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LABOVITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
STANTON, Victor S.
Victor S., a resident of R.R.#2 Oil Springs, passed away at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Saturday, May 28, 2005. Beloved husband of Julie STANTON. Loving father of Roberta Stanton GRAY/GREY and her husband Howard of Burlington, Gail LABOVITCH and her husband Michael of Vancouver. Sadly missed by 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother and two sisters. At Victor's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the John C. Badder Funeral Home, Thamesville (519-692-4222). "A tree will be planted in memory of Victor STANTON in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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LABOW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
BARKER, William J. " Bill"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, William J. (Bill) BARKER of London, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Elsie BARKER and the late Betty BARKER. Dear father of Dawn and her husband Aurele LABOW, Janice ARANDELOVIC and Mary BARKER, all of London. Loved by 4 grandchildren Andrew, Amanda, Jasmine and Jacob. Dear brother of Howard, Fred and Max and 1 sister Mabel. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Friday 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. with M. Reverend Matthew TUZ officiating. Cremation and interment Woodland Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Friday evening at 7 p.m. under auspices of The Canadian Corps, Unit 12. Online condolences www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. BARKER.

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LABOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-27 published
BALABAN, Earl
On Monday, April 25, 2005 at York Central Hospital. Earl BALABAN, beloved husband of Doodie. Loving father and father-in-law of Marci and Alan BARKIN, Cindi and Ronnie SHADLYN, David BALABAN and fiancee Tina STEVENS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Philip and Sharon, and Esther and Perry LABOW. Devoted grandfather of Jamie, Samantha, Robyn, Kasey, Sarah, and Adam. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Visitors welcome after 1: 00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 7825 Bayview Avenue Suite 312. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Earl Balaban Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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LABRASSEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
WALLIN, Margaret Jessie (née WILLIAMS)
Peacefully at Central Park Retirement Home on Sunday, February 13, 2005 in her 93rd year. Margaret, beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Peggy McKEE and the late Beverley BROWN. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jim BROWN, Wendy LABRASSEUR, and Ryan and Shawn McKEE, and her great-grandchildren Meagan and Andrew BROWN. Margaret was a long time resident of North York and will be remembered by many Friends and neighbours. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LABRECHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-29 published
CAMPBELL, Cynthia Jean " Skinny" (née HILL)
Peacefully at Rideau Gardens, Ottawa on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband George Manson CAMPBELL, (her parents Hamnett P. and Beatrice HILL,) her brother Hamnett P. HILL and sister Mary Margaret THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Survived by her daughters, Joan GAZELEY, Susan HELLIER and Heather FARRUGIA, her grandchildren Michael and Scott DERBY, Christine and Sarah FARRUGIA and her great-grand_sons Evan DERBY, Timothy and Nicholas DERBY and several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the May Court Club of Ottawa, 114A Cameron Ave., Ottawa, K1S 0X1 or the Palliative Care Outreach Program, 1465 Woodroffe Ave. N., Ottawa, K2G 1W1. Special thanks to Dr. P. BRIGHT, caregivers Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Debbie LABRECHE and the staff at Rideau Gardens for the wonderful care Cynthia received.
Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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LABRIOLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-26 published
BIANCHET, Ivana Maria
It is with immense sadness and endless tears that we announce the passing of Ivana Maria BIANCHET at Toronto General Hospital, at 1: 00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2005, of acute liver failure. Beloved daughter of Egidio and Elsa BIANCHET, devoted and loving big sister of Stephen BIANCHET, dear niece of Eugenio and Dina BIANCHET in North Bay and Marianna ZUCCHET, Elsa BIANCHET, and Ceserina MOLENT in Italy, cherished cousin of Jerry BIANCHET and Daniela BIANCHET in North Bay, of Luisa BRUNET, Alice ZUCCHET, Carlo ZUCCHET, Roberto ZUCCHET, Linda MARZOTTO, and Denise DE BARTOLI in Italy, of Relina SARTOR in Toronto, of Gina SARTOR in Brampton, and of Carmela SARTOR, Luisa VITALE, Jimmy VITALE, and Christine ZENI in Bolton. Ivana was also a close and dear friend of Connie LABRIOLA, Grace DUKE, and Nancy and Mary BRIENZA, as well as their families, and she will also be sadly missed by other relatives and countless Friends, including her co-workers at Canada Post. Ivana was born on July 12, 1958 in Cordenons, Pordenone, Italy, in her paternal grandmother "Nona Nuta's" house, and was delivered by midwives. She emigrated to Canada in 1960 at the age of two with her parents Egidio and Elsa, who settled in Toronto after three years in North Bay, where they had joined their brother and sister Eugenio and Dina, respectively, who had married and been together in Canada since 1956. Ivana's parents added a son, Stephen, to the family in 1964. Ivana was a happy though quiet child who enjoyed school, which was negatively affected when she was very young by her lack of English and later in her teens by lengthy stays in hospital. Despite these setbacks, she always enjoyed learning new things and, throughout her life, took great care and consideration in everything she did. Ivana had the profound misfortune of being stricken with a number of serious illnesses throughout most of her life. After being diagnosed with kidney disease, she had her first kidney transplant in March 1971, at the age of 12, at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto; when that kidney failed some 22 years later, she received, at Toronto General Hospital, a second transplant in September 1993, which was donated, gladly and without hesitation, by her brother Stephen. Probably sometime in the 1970's or 1980's, she received tainted blood in Toronto through a transfusion and was infected with the Hepatitis C virus, the devastating effects of which started to manifest themselves fully in the last few years of her life. Sometime in the 1990's, some basal cell carcinomas (a type of skin cancer) were discovered on her body. She became diabetic and she also later was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (detected in early 2003). Possibly about the same time, she was also infected with the E-B virus. To compound her miseries, her cancers and viral infections were exacerbated and possibly facilitated by her decades of immunosuppression. Her last several years were spent courageously battling all of these illnesses, requiring innumerable trips to the hospital and many tests and procedures. This included four rounds of chemotherapy treatments, commencing in October 2004, to treat her lymphoma. Despite her many afflictions, Ivana was not a walking collection of illnesses. Ivana was a vibrant, cheerful, caring person, with a unique, musical laugh. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. Ivana never complained and was forever brave and optimistic that she would prevail over the assault on her body. Her family and Friends certainly gave her the unconditional love and support to do so. She was a very good listener and patient with everyone. She placed the cares of her loved ones above her own and unselfishly was always concerned about their happiness. Everyone who knew Ivana loved her. She had a variety of interests and pursuits and two of her favourite destinations were Niagara Falls as well as North Bay, where she enjoyed visiting her relatives. Shopping was one of her joys, especially later in her battle, probably because deciding on a purchase was one of the few things in life over which she had any control. Despite all the tribulations with regard to her health, Ivana always found the goodness within herself and others, and loved to share life, laughter, and good times. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. The family will receive relatives and Friends at Ward Funeral Home at 4671 Hwy. 7, Woodbridge, Ontario, on Wednesday, August 24, between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and on Thursday, August 25, between 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday, August 26 at St. Roch's Catholic Church at 2889 Islington Ave., North York, Ontario. Entombment at Beechwood Cemetery at 7241 Jane Street, Concord, Ontario. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and other support staff at the University Health Network and The Hospital for Sick Children who cared for Ivana over her 35-year heroic battle with the serious illnesses noted above. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Liver Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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LABRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-17 published
Oakville man dies at race finish line
By Joe FRIESEN, Monday, October 17, 2005, Page A10
A 36-year-old Oakville man died after running a half-marathon yesterday.
The man collapsed after crossing the Toronto Marathon finish line at Queen's Park. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"He made it right to the end, crossed the finish line and collapsed," police Staff Sergeant John BOYCE said.
The man's family requested that his name not be made public.
Marathon organizers said the man collapsed between 10: 30 a.m. and 11 a.m. after completing the course. Race director Jay GLASSMAN said medical staff were on the scene and treated the man immediately.
"They basically caught him as he collapsed," Mr. GLASSMAN said. "We responded within seconds, and the team did what they could." Mr. GLASSMAN said the man arrived at Mount Sinai within 20 minutes.
It is the second time in as many years that a man has died during the race. Last year, Scott LABRON, 42, of Guelph, Ontario, died while running the half-marathon.
"When stuff like this happens, it's hard." Mr. GLASSMAN said. "It's still statistically very rare that someone will die at an event like this, but it's happened at every major marathon.... There's really nothing you can do about it."
He added that organizers trust that participants are fit and have been training in preparation for the race.
More than 1,600 people completed the full marathon yesterday and 3,758 finished the half-marathon.

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LABRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
Oakville man dies in marathon
Two other runners have died in Toronto race in the last four years
witnesses: say it took too long to get collapsed man to hospital
By Donovan VINCENT, Staff Reporter
For the second year in a row, a runner has died in the Toronto Marathon.
The unidentified 36-year-old Oakville man was running in the half-marathon yesterday morning with thousands of others and collapsed moments after crossing the finish line on Queen's Park Circle, just south of Hoskin Ave.
Three people have died in the event in the last four years.
Medical personnel working with the race rushed to his aid, first trying cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, then a defibrillator. As an ambulance tried to get through the crowd, he was placed on a stretcher while health workers continued trying cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and administering oxygen. He was carried on a stretcher to Wellesley St. and then to Mount Sinai Hospital with no vital signs, Toronto Emergency Medical Services said.
A number of witnesses: said it took too long for the man to be put in an ambulance and taken to hospital.
"It did take a long time," said Janet DOGON of Thornhill. She was at the finish line because her daughter and a friend ran the half-marathon
Race director Jay GLASSMAN said some members of the medical team in place for the race -- 30 registered nurses and about seven doctors -- attended to the man and there was an ambulance on site.
GLASSMAN said he can't comment on the time it took to get the man to hospital because he doesn't have all the details.
Last year 42-year-old Scott LABRON of Guelph, a married father of four, died minutes before crossing the finish line. He was also running in the half-marathon. It's suspected he suffered a heart attack, but no cause of death was revealed after test results.
In 2001, 50-year-old Aurora businessman Bob HARTWELL, who had run the Boston Marathon several times, died of a heart attack running in the full marathon.
"Things like this happen, unfortunately. It's statistically rare when it happens," GLASSMAN said, adding big marathons like those in Boston and New York have had fatalities.
"I went to watch the New York Marathon years ago and two people died," he said.
Before the race, organizers were expecting about 2,500 for the 42.195-kilometre marathon, about 5,000 in the half-marathon, up to 1,500 for the 5-kilometre and around 1,200 for the relay. The marathon and half-marathon begin at Mel Lastman Square in North York.
GLASSMAN said the deaths are "no reflection" on the Toronto Marathon course. "There are marathons at high altitudes, low altitudes, in good weather in bad weather," he said. "We had good conditions. It was windy, which was a hindrance, but that's about it."
Runners must sign a waiver before taking part.
But with thousands of runners in the race "it's not feasible to have them all go to a cardiologist or get a physical before the race," GLASSMAN said.
The Toronto Waterfront Marathon, which staged its fourth annual race last month, has had no fatalities.
David CHERUIYOT of Kenya finished first in the main event for the men with an official time of 2: 17:12.2. Rito Regules JARDON of Toluca, Mexico, was second and Danny KASSAP of Toronto third.
A Canadian came first in the women's marathon. Lioudmila KORTCHAGUINA of Thornhill captured the women's title with a time of 2: 37:17.7, ahead of Kathryn MacNAMARA of Dundas and Isabelle LEDROIT of Montreal.
First place in the men's and women's marathon came with a cheque for $15,000.

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LABROSSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-30 published
Samuel GRANGE, Jurist (1920-2005)
Best known for heading the royal commission into the deaths of 24 babies at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, he declined to lay blame and stoically endured any criticism
By Oliver MOORE, Tuesday, August 30, 2005, Page S11
After falling quite by chance into the legal profession, Samuel GRANGE was at the centre of a series of key decisions and headed the controversial inquiry which determined that babies had been murdered at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.
"He played an enormous role... he should be remembered because of his contribution," said Horace KREVER, another retired judge who oversaw a commission, in his case a probe of the tainted-blood scandal. "He was everything a judge should be: learned, wise, compassionate, patient and extraordinarily literate."
Judge GRANGE was on the bench at the Ontario Court of Appeal when it ruled the rape-shield law constitutional and when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation miniseries The Valour and the Horror was ruled not to have libelled Canadian airmen. He also backed the decision by that court which allowed the custodial parent in a divorced couple to move the child far away from the former spouse.
But Judge GRANGE was most prominently in the public eye when he headed the royal commission into the deaths at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. The probe was called after a series of deaths rocked the hospital, a leading pediatrics institution. From the summer of 1980 to the spring of 1981, the death toll on the hospital's cardiac ward was 625 per cent higher than the previous three nine-month periods.
After 191 days of testimony over three years, Judge GRANGE found that eight babies had been killed by drug overdoses and another 15 had died in suspicious circumstances. He issued his 224-page report in the first few days of 1985. He concluded that the babies had died because of overdoses of digoxin, a heart drug that many should not have been given. The babies' bodies, nine of which were exhumed for the investigation, revealed abnormally high digoxin levels.
Controversially, although Judge GRANGE recommended compensation to Susan NELLES, a nurse charged with several of the murders, he did not assign blame to anyone. He faulted no one and offered no solution to the mystery of who killed the babies.
The report angered parents of some of the babies and brought a wave of public criticism. Ms. NELLES had been released after a preliminary hearing because of lack of evidence and it appeared no one would be held responsible.
But according to his son Dougall, Judge GRANGE had long inured himself from criticism and maintained a healthy distaste for the media, in spite of initially considering a career in journalism. Later, though, he came publicly to the defence of inquiries at a time when they were being criticized as unwieldy and overly time-consuming.
"You can't run an inquiry without letting everybody have his say," he said in the mid-1990s. "You don't know what a person's going to say until he says it -- even though sometimes he says it and you're sorry you ever let him speak."
His father recognized the importance of many of the cases he heard and was keenly aware of the lasting impact of his decisions, said Dougall, a 46-year-old paralegal in Toronto. "Sometimes he didn't come to these decisions easily, he really worked, he was conscientious and would think very, very carefully about what he was doing. Regularly he would be up at three or four in the morning, going over the materials and trying to come up with a solution."
Judge GRANGE felt strongly that the practice of law had fallen into public disrepute and believed that one way to regain the people's trust would be to introduce television cameras into some courtrooms. "The image of justice is poor, I don't think we deserve that image," he said in the mid-1980s.
But he felt no compulsion to play to the public gallery. "He was of the view that you write your judgments, you write your reports, and you let them speak for themselves," said the younger Mr. GRANGE.
Many of the decisions are still with us, their importance being felt still today. The intrusive questioning of rape complainants is a thing of the past in part because of the decision written by Judge GRANGE. In the case of two adults accused of assaulting a 15-year-old girl in the basement of a school, the question of the girl's previous behaviour with men came up. But Judge GRANGE, then sitting on the Ontario Court of Appeal, made it clear that times had changed.
"Sexual reputation is no more an indicator of credibility in a woman then it is in a man," he wrote for the majority in the late summer of 1987. "It should no longer be recognized as relevant to the issue."
Two years earlier he backed another controversial Court of Appeal decision, this one written by then Madam Justice Rosalie ABELLA. Hearing the case of a divorced couple, one of whom wanted to move away with the couple's child, the three judges unanimously agreed that she could.
"The custodial parent's best interests are inextricably tied to those of the child," wrote Judge ABELLA, supported by Judge GRANGE and backed by then Mr. Justice Jean LABROSSE. In effect, they ruled that what is good for the custodial parent should be presumed to be good for the child.
Retired judge KREVER called him "an exemplary member of the profession" and said he was something approaching a poet laureate at the Court of Appeal.
"There are a lot of cases in which he wrote excellent decisions which will stand the test of time," said Judge KREVER, 76.
Dougall GRANGE said that, as a child of two journalists, his father was headed for that career when the war diverted him to Europe. Awarded the Croix de Guerre for his dangerous work as a forward artillery observer, he seems also to have caught the eye of several peers. Military law at the time allowed a serviceman accused of a crime to choose the officer he wanted to represent him. Mr. GRANGE, then a captain, had no legal training or experience but was chosen several times.
In one of the more serious cases, he defended an American who had lied his way into the war before his country became involved. When the United States entered the war he quit his unit with the intention of joining the allied U.S. forces. Caught and tried for desertion, he could have been shot. Then-Captain GRANGE successfully argued his case and the man was released, Dougall GRANGE said.
"He came back here afterwards and thought 'okay, why don't I try this. He loved the practice and he liked the people... it was his life'."
Samuel GRANGE was born on March 19, 1920, in London, Ontario He died on August 26, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto after suffering a series of strokes. He was 85. He was predeceased in 2003 by his wife Patricia. He is survived by his son Dougall and daughter Alice.

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LABROSSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-29 published
GRAVELLE, Marlene Mary (née BENTLEY)
Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in her 67th year. Beloved wife for 35 years of Pat. Dear sister of Rena AUSTEN and her son Grant, Joyce LAING, Carol DAVIES and her husband Tom and their daughters Lisa and Heather. Marlene will be missed by her sister-in-law and friend Frances GRAVELLE (wife of the late Bob.) Aunt of Blair and his wife Carolyn and family, Craig, Murray and his wife Mary and family, Jean and her husband Jacques LABROSSE, Brynne (wife of the late Patrick Joseph GRAVELLE,) Mike GRAVELLE and his wife Vicky and their children Alex, Sam and Zach, Jim GRAVELLE, Sean GRAVELLE and his wife Marina and their children Tristan and Lauren. Also survived by nieces and nephews in Scotland and United States. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 10 a.m. from St. Clement Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke (at Bloor). Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga.

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