LAI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
LAI, Lucy Tina (Oct. 5, 1959-Aug. 28, 1995)
It has been ten years. Lucy, since we last saw your smile, heard your laughter, told you that we loved you... It has been ten years since that day you were suddenly taken away from us. It is the wealth of a lifetime of memories you left with us that keeps us smiling, laughing and living life to the fullest within our minds, our hearts, our souls... A lifetime of memories, from such a young life, that has filled the lives of so many people who knew and loved you. You are forever in our thougthts. We love you Lucy- Mom, Dad, Vito, Rachel, Joshua, Francesco and Christina.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-21 published
Jamaican visitor killed, execution-style
Shooter stood over young father of two and emptied his pistol, witnesses: say
By Tim LAI, Thursday, July 21, 2005, Page A9
Before Shamari BELNAVIS was killed in an execution-style shooting Tuesday night, he grabbed his four-year-old brother and moved him out of harm's way.
The 20-year-old man had been shot at least once already, but Mr. BELNAVIS lifted young Jaden over a railing to safety.
Then, according to Mr. BELNAVIS's family and neighbours, he was shot repeatedly.
"After [the shooter] shot my brother and my brother fell, he stood over him and emptied the clip of the gun," said Shenika SIMMS, Mr. BELNAVIS's sister.
The 16-year-old sister was acting as the family's spokeswoman yesterday.
About 8: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Ms. SIMMS said, she stepped inside her townhouse on Humber Boulevard -- near Weston Road and Black Creek Drive -- to put a dish in the sink and grab a glass of milk after being lectured by her older brother, who had come from Kingston to visit.
Then the blasts came.
"We thought they were firecrackers at first because of the way the guns were popping. There was more than one gun shooting at the same time," she said.
Mr. BELNAVIS is the city's 33rd homicide victim of the year. He was also the father of a young son and daughter -- and also soon to be a father again.
Large blood stains were still soaked into the concrete where he fell and Mr. BELNAVIS's stepmother tried to resuscitate him. Yesterday, she was sitting on the railing over the last spot he was alive with tears in her eyes and a hand covering her mouth in disbelief, too shaken to talk.
Mr. BELNAVIS was pronounced dead at the scene, steps away from where a couple of dozen children -- including toddlers -- were playing, a typical summer night, according to residents in the townhouse complex. Just before the shooting, many of the children had left the central playing area to practise for a Caribana event. Residents said if the shooters had come out of the van earlier -- some say they were circling the area for an hour -- children could have been killed.
"Once again, we have a senseless and tragic shooting of a youth in our community," Detective Sergeant Gerry CASHMAN of the homicide squad said at a press conference.
Three males were seen fleeing in an older-model Plymouth or Dodge van. Descriptions of the van's colours ranged from maroon and burgundy to brown.
Det. Sgt. CASHMAN said the men are described as black and in their late teens or early 20s.
While police are seeking the public's assistance, Det. Sgt. CASHMAN said, the squad has many leads and it's more of a matter of when, not if the police will make an arrest.
"Contact their lawyer and turn themselves in, because we are coming and we will get them," he said about the attackers.
Police say that they are unsure of a motive but that Mr. BELNAVIS was targeted.
"You don't fall down and have somebody up over you while you're down on the ground and pump shots into you unless they came to kill you," said Mr. BELNAVIS's father, Pattel SIMMS.
He said his son loved cars and was an apprentice to become a mechanic. Mr. BELNAVIS would buy old cars, fix them up and sell them.
His son was outgoing and well liked by many people, especially in the community where he was killed, Mr. SIMMS said.
"Just by coming to look for his family, this is how he ended up getting killed," he said.
His mother, Alicia BELNAVIS, said her son was a fun-loving guy, always surrounded by girls. She was stunned when news reached her.
"I flipped out," she said.
Shenika SIMMS said her brother was the classic example of the old adage -- don't judge a book by its cover.
"He looks like a gangster. He looks like he'll murder you if you look at him, but he was a really nice person," she said.
It wasn't the first time Mr. BELNAVIS had been shot, according to Ms. SIMMS. He was wounded in the leg in a prior incident.
Mr. BELNAVIS had come to visit from Kingston, where he was trying to leave behind his previous life -- he was known by police there and start anew.
"He'd done stuff that any normal teenage boys from Jane and Finch would do -- gang banging and all that. He was trying to change his life from all of that," his sister said.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-25 published
Man charged in wife's drowning death
Body of woman, 60, found in bathtub
By Tim LAI, With a report from CFTO News, Monday, July 25, 2005, Page A11
A 60-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the drowning death of his wife will appear in court tomorrow.
On Friday night, police responded to an incident at 26 Underhill Drive, near the Don Valley Parkway and Lawrence Avenue East, for a possible suicide.
When officers arrived, Patricia KIRK, 60, was discovered dead in her bathtub.
A postmortem examination conducted on Saturday determined drowning to be the cause of death, Toronto Police said.
Raymond KIRK, the victim's husband, was inside their home and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Yesterday, residents of this quiet Don Mills townhouse complex sat and read in their yards as if it was any sleepy summer Sunday. But the yellow police tape and officers on duty marred the suburban scene.
Police forensics teams were busy working inside Unit 305 in the Cloisters of the Don.
One neighbour who has known the couple for more than 35 years and didn't want to be identified said they were quiet and kept to themselves.
"They'd be the last couple I'd think of that would have any problems," he said.
Another neighbour, who also has known the couple over three decades and also didn't want to be identified, expressed dismay over what happened.
He didn't socialize with the KIRKs on a regular basis, he said, but added they were very friendly.
Mrs. KIRK, who had suffered from chronic back pain for several years, was able to leave the house only sporadically, he said.
But he had thought she was on the mend.
Behind police lines was the KIRKs' meticulous and colourful garden, which the neighbour said the couple took tremendous pride in maintaining.
The KIRKs have two adult sons.
The death is Toronto's 34th homicide of the year and the second in a week in which a husband has been charged in connection with his wife's death.
Last Sunday, 41-year-old Hafiza CHOWDFURY died at St. Michael's Hospital of blunt-force head injuries.
Rafat CHOWDFURY, 46, has been charged with second-degree murder.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-15 published
Gunplay kills one in park; shots injure two by school
Violence-ridden Malvern had been trying to shed reputation when incident occurred
By Tim LAI, Monday, August 15, 2005, Page A8
More innocent bystanders became victims on the weekend as gunplay that has plagued the city left one man dead and two teens injured.
Within an hour Saturday night, guns were at the centre of two separate incidents at opposite ends of the city.
Since the last week of July, eight people have been shot to death and 25 have been injured in shootings, including a four-year-old boy.
In the west end, police found a man in Raymore Park, near Scarlett Road and Lawrence Avenue West, with a gunshot in the neck.
He was identified as 28-year-old Syed SHAH of Toronto. His was the city's 43rd homicide of the year and the 33rd death by a gun.
Police said he was an innocent person playing cricket in the park with a group of people when the guns came out.
Two men were seen running out of the park after the shooting. Police are seeking two men who are described as black and about six feet tall.
About 35 minutes later in the city's east end, two boys aged 14 and 16 were shot in the legs. The incident occurred outside Grey Owl Junior Public School, near Neilson Road and Sheppard Avenue East, in the heart of Malvern.
Residents had been trying to improve the notorious gang- and violence-ridden community, and there had been some positive developments.
"This is really disappointing to tell you the straight truth," said a man who knows the teenaged boys, but who asked not to be identified. He works with the Malvern Youth Community Employment Program. He said the two boys were probably at the wrong place at the wrong time.
"[Malvern is] still in the process of turning around until this incident happened here," he said.
Last May, a large operation to dismantle gangs, called Project Impact, resulted in dozens of arrests. The same thing occurred this spring during Project Pathfinder. There has not been a murder in the area in more than a year and the number of gun incidents is significantly lower, according to police.
However, the community worker said many problems remain for area residents, especially the youth.
"The kids in [the] area have nothing to do except walk around in the night. I guarantee if that kid had a job, he would be in his bed sleeping."
The father of the 16-year-old said his son was doing well and resting at home, but would need crutches to walk. The bullet went through his knee.
Upset and tired, with bloodshot eyes, the father did not want to give more details about his son's condition or his family's thoughts on the Malvern community and the rash of shootings plaguing the city.
Police said there is nothing to indicate the incident was related to gangs and that they had no information on suspects.
Susan HAYES, 55, who lives across the street from the scene of the shooting, called police after hearing two gunshots. She said she saw at least one person running away, but because it was dark and bushes divide her home from the road, she could not give a description.
Ms. HAYES, a 25-year resident of the neighbourhood, said the multiethnic community has seen more of a police presence in recent years.
"They'll go through here for no reason, like they'll drive to look out during broad daylight," she said, gesturing at the circular townhouse complex.
While Malvern has been considered by some to be a success story in decreasing gang activity and violence -- the community worker said there is still work to be done in order for it to be free from shootings.
"This is a big mess-up; it shouldn't have happened," she said.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-18 published
Victim of city's 31st homicide identified
By Tim LAI, Thursday, August 18, 2005, Page A13
The victim of Toronto's 31st gun-related homicide has been identified as 27-year-old Tate BESAINT_Just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, police located a lifeless body on Rocheford Drive, near Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Police says they have no information on a suspect at this time.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-25 published
Homicide is city's 47th
By Tim LAI, Thursday, August 25, 2005, Page A12
A 39-year-old Toronto man who died in hospital this week after a fight with another man has become the city's 47th homicide of the year.
The victim has been identified as Quang NGUYEN. The cause of death was injury to the head.
Police say Mr. NGUYEN was injured at about 3: 50 a.m. last Saturday on 8th Street, near Islington Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, when a man punched and kicked him, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete sidewalk.
While the other man fled the scene, Friends of Mr. NGUYEN took him to hospital, where his condition deteriorated. He was then moved to the intensive-care unit at St. Michael's Hospital and put on life support, but he died Monday.
Peter CONSTANTINE, 30, of Toronto is charged with manslaughter.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
LAI, Yeun-Mei (née CHAN)
Surrounded by loving family members, peacefully passed away at 6: 45 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Predeceased by loving husband, Hee-Sing Lai. Lovingly missed by brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces; children, sons and daughters-in-laws, Dorothy and Henry LEE, Odetta and Tony LEE, Thomas and Maria Lai SABBAS and Janet LAI, Sing and Theresa LAI grandchildren, Wayne, Margaret, Alexandra and Michael, Alvin and Sandra, Darryl and Jessica, Kittie, Felix, Christopher, Katherine great-grandchildren, Bohdan, Christie and newest family member, Ryan. The family will receive Friends at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden), Scarborough on Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 9-11 a.m. Funeral service to follow in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Donations to Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, 2311 McNicoll Ave., Scarborough, M1V 5L3, (416) 321-6333 would be appreciated.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
KIRK, Helen
Peacefully at Bradford Valley Long Term Care on Monday, May 16, 2005. Helen KIRK of Aurora at 92 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Bill KIRK. Dear mother of the late Helen (late Hans) EBERLIN and Terrance KIRK. Loving grandmother of Randy (Chris,) Lynn (Mike), Shelley (Joey), Robin (Jim), Brett (Karen), Denise (Craig), Theresa (Robert), Richard (Tamie), and Paul (Miranda). Also survived by many great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of Bradford Valley Long Term Care for their love and support over the years. Also thanks to Dr. LAI, Dr. TULI, Dr. NG and the staff of M.S.K. Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Thursday, May 19, 2005 from 10 a.m., until the time of a service in the Lathangue Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Donations to Bradford Valley Long Term Care or to Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-15 published
LAI, Mavis Elsie
Peacefully, at the Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington, on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Cecil LAI. Loving mother of Christine CORAL of London, England, Robin and his wife Denise of Cotati, California, and Rose and her husband Phil SHEARN of Oakville. Loved grandmother of Christian, Kaia, Rebecca, Elliott (Erin), and great-grand_son Nathan. Dear sister of Norma CHAI, Vera and her husband Andy JONG, all of New York and Esmee CHIN- LOY of Vancouver. Predeceased by her brothers Cyril, Earl and Fred. Funeral Service will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Parkinson Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. A special thank you to the staff on Oaklands at the Village of Tansley Woods and Dr. Chris RAGONETTI for all their wonderful care. www.smithsfh. com

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LAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
LAI HING, Lisa
Entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, October 22, 2005 with her parents by her side. Lisa LAI HING, 32 years of age. Beloved daughter of Edmund and Lorna LAI HING of Newmarket. Also the beloved granddaughter of Hamidan Ali and Cheetoy LAI HING and the late Vivian LAI HING. Also loved by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held at the Burke Funeral Home, 150 Church Street, Belleville (613-968-6968), on Wednesday, October 26 from 1: 00 p.m-4:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Eastminster United Church 432 Bridge Street, Belleville on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment to take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-16 published
CARRUTHERS, Donald James
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Monday, February 14, 2005, Donald James CARRUTHERS of R.R.#4 Appin in his 85th year. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret E. (McINTYRE) (1997.) Survived by his sons, Danny and his wife Penny-Lynn of Waterloo, Ken and his wife Janet of Glencoe, David and his wife Donna of R.R.#4 Appin, his grandchildren, Stacey and Paula CARRUTHERS, Melissa and Chris SAWYER, Brian and Angela CARRUTHERS, Brent and Robert CARRUTHERS, and 2 great grandchildren, Ethan CARRUTHERS and Reegan SAWYER. Also survived by his brother Murray and 2 sisters, Norma LAIDLAW and Audrey ATCHINSON. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Edwin and Glen. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 17 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
ENGLISH, William " Bill"
Peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2005, with his family at his side, William "Bill" ENGLISH passed away in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Laurene. Loving father of Bill (Syndee) Esther ENGLISH, Paul (Terry), Don (Robin), Kevin, Colleen LAIDLAW (Steve) and Karen ENGLISH. Devoted grandpa of Brian, Alex, Kristin, Kyle, Lauren, Marshall, Sam, Ben and William. Dear brother of May GRIBBON, George ENGLISH and predeceased by Samuel, Martha and Winnie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association London and District Branch, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario, N6B 3H8, gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
ENGLISH, William " Bill"
Peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2005, with his family at his side, William "Bill" ENGLISH passed away in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Laurene. Loving father of Bill (Syndee,) Esther ENGLISH, Paul (Terry), Don (Robin), Kevin, Colleen LAIDLAW (Steve) and Karen ENGLISH. Devoted grandpa of Brian, Alex, Kristin, Kyle, Lauren, Marshall, Sam, Ben and William. Dear brother of May GRIBBON, George ENGLISH and predeceased by Samuel, Martha and Winnie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association London and District Branch, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario, N6B 3H8, gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-22 published
WISE, Mary Gwendolyn (née LAIDLAW)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Port Perry on Monday, March 21st, 2005 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilbert (Jack) WISE. Loving mother of Rosemary (Michael) EVANS, and Tom (Linda) WISE. Devoted Grandma to John, Chris, Stephanie and Heather. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, March 23rd from 7-9 p.m. A Private Family Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 24th. Donations in memory of Mary made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-05 published
USHER, Ewart Sheldon
Died peacefully in Laguna Hills, California, U.S.A. on September 21st, 2005. Born at Niagara-On-The-Lake, July 25th 1920 and raised at the Beach, Toronto; attended University of Toronto, Mechanical Engineering; was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve during World War 2; worked for Otis Elevator Company in northern United States until his retirement in 1980. Predeceased in 1999 by his first wife, Patricia Ruth BARKER. Lovingly remembered by his children David, Rick, Cathy, Jane and Rob and his four grandchildren, all of the United States. He will be mourned by his wife, Marjorie BLANCHARD- USHER of Laguana Hills, California and his sister, Joan Scott LAIDLAW of Toronto, Ontario.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
WILTON, Douglas
Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital Barrie on January 13, 2005. Beloved husband and best friend of Ruth. Dear father of James Douglas and George Bruce. A very special brother to Muriel LAIDLAW (Bunnie) of Barrie. At Doug's request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He will always be loved and remembered by his family and Friends.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
LAIDLAW, James Alexander Gordon
Entered into rest peacefully at his home on Balsam Lake after a brief illness, surrounded by his entire family on Monday August 29, 2005. Jim LAIDLAW, in his 73rd year, was the beloved husband and best friend of Beverley LAIDLAW (FRALEIGH) for over 50 years. Loving father of Jimmy LAIDLAW and Kathy of Ajax, Peggy LAIDLAW and Chuck of Bobcaygeon, Barb LAIDLAW and Steve of Ottawa, Nancy LAIDLAW and George of Ajax, Susie LAIDLAW and Ian of Oshawa and predeceased by his son Bobby. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Christine NISBETT, Shawn NISBETT, Steven LAIDLAW, Bonnie LAIDLAW and Alyssa ROSSITER- LAIDLAW and by his 7 step grandchildren. Dear son of the late Jim LAIDLAW and Harriet BOYLE. Dearly remembered by his Aunt Peg WOODROW of Lindsay and predeceased by his Aunt Jean SHIELDS. A private funeral service was held at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434) on Wednesday, August 31. Cremation has taken place. At Jim's request, a "Celebration of Life" will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 12: 00 p.m. at 280 Balsam Lake Drive, Kirkfield. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sunnybrook and Women's Neurological Department would be appreciated by the family and may be directed to the funeral home.

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LAIDLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-19 published
McNICHOL, Charlene " Penny" (née CRANSTON)
Charlene "Penny" (CRANSTON) a resident of R.R.#5 Thamesville passed away suddenly at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Monday, April 18, 2005 at the age of 62. Born in Sarnia, daughter of the late Charles and Doris (LAIDLER) CRANSTON. Beloved wife of Clare McNICHOL. Loving mother of Susan and Kevin PASSWATERS of League City, Texas, Diane and Greg MacKINNON of Dryden, Michael and Sally McNICHOL of Clinton. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Hannah, Laura and Chris, Sarah, Scott, Jared, Megan, Chloe and a great-grand_son Brayden. Dear sister of Joy and Clair FOWLER of Port Elgin, and Rob and Gael CRANSTON of Sarnia. Family and Friends will be received at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Thursday April 21, 2005 from 12: 00 noon until the time of the funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia at 3:30 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion, Br.#367, Thamesville may be made at the funeral home by cheque. A tree will be planted in Memory of Penny McNICHOL in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest.

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LAIDLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-23 published
CLARK, Isabelle
On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at North York General Hospital, Isabelle, wife of Norman and loving mother of Lynne, Mary (Paul STRANDBERG) and Peter (Debbie CLARK.) Fond sister of Helen (Harold NIX) and sister-in-law of Barbara (Charles LAIDLEY) and grandchildren Cameron, Jacqueline, Thomas, Allison and Trevor. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Saint John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive on Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Church. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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LAIDLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-23 published
CLARK, Isabelle
On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at North York General Hospital, Isabelle, wife of Norman and loving mother of Lynne, Mary (Paul STRANDBERG) and Peter (Debbie CLARK.) Fond sister of Helen (Harold NIX) and sister-in-law of Barbara (Charles LAIDLEY) and grandchildren Cameron, Jacqueline, Thomas, Allison and Trevor. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Saint John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive on Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Church. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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LAIDLOW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-14 published
McDONALD, Irene Louise (PRICHETT)
At Dearness Home, London on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, Irene Louise (PRICHETT) McDONALD of London in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late David McDONALD. Dear mother of Peter McDONALD and his wife Cheryl of Eganville, Tracy FIELD and Erin McNULTY and her husband Allan all of Kincardine. Predeceased by her brother Frederick PRICHETT and her sister Eileen LAIDLOW. Loving grandmother of Jessica and David McDONALD, Robert FIELD, Shane and Colleen McNULTY. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 15th, 2005 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. At the family's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation to follow the visitation. A private family interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London to take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3R6.

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LAIKVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
Aslam CHOUDHARY, 68: Community builder
Architect, 68, left impact on Islamic Centre of Canada
Mosque designer was 'best friend' for a lot of people
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Thousands on their way to or from work on the Queen Elizabeth Way see it daily, a graceful and silent minaret on the South Service Road in Mississauga. It belongs to the Islamic Centre of Canada, the country's largest mosque in terms of congregants 1,000 usually attend the first session of the Friday midday prayers and as many as 800 are at the second session. It is also the Canadian headquarters of the Islamic Society of North America.
But to many Canadian Muslims it represents much more than that.
"When you have that kind of building in the community, it shows you have a presence," said Mohammad ASHRAF, Islamic Society of North America Canada's secretary general. "It means to us that Muslims are part of the Canadian population."
To Aslam CHOUDHARY -- the man who helped design the Islamic Society of North America Centre, had its master key, and who was on call 24/7 as its project manager -- it was the prize of his entire career.
Before the centre opened officially in May 2001, he told his friend ASHRAF he was honoured to be building a spectacular facility that not only housed Canada's largest prayer room -- as well as a state-of-the-art co-ed high school, professional kitchen and bookstore -- but was also close to his Oakville home and would be his family's place of worship.
"He always said it was the closest to his home and the closest to his heart," ASHRAF said.
"Whenever he entered the mosque, people came to him," said his wife Kulsoom, who inevitably ended up waiting a half hour or more for him to make his way to the door.
"He couldn't just walk out of there. He was always the last one there. People wanted to ask him questions," said his son Kamran.
"He loved it when people enjoyed the building," said his daughter Naela.
But CHOUDHARY was a man of many mosques. With his long-time partner, Guido LAIKVE, he designed additions to the Jamia Masjid Mosque in Mississauga and the Islamic Centre of Cambridge.
He was responsible for the new Masumeen Islamic Centre in Brampton, two mosques in Hamilton, a Hindu temple and community centre in Brampton, at least one mosque and a Hindu temple in downtown Toronto as well as the Emmanuel Lutheran Manor, a North York apartment complex, community centre and chapel.
"My father and Guido always joked they would get into heaven one way or the other," Naela said.
They'd been a team since the mid-'70s, when they began working together for the Ontario government and decided to take extra work on the side.
"All the Islamic projects, they were Aslam's. He had the contacts, he had lots of Friends who'd offer projects to him. He was really in touch with the Islamic culture," LAIKVE said. "But he put his heart and soul into the Islamic Centre of Canada in Mississauga."
CHOUDHARY was right there in 1996 when the deal closed -- they paid $1.5 million in cash -- and ASHRAF got the key to what was then a warehouse that LAIKVE said was "an absolute shambles."
But CHOUDHARY never saw it that way. He was determined it would become a beacon and a mainstay for his community, even as they fought community opposition for four years.
CHOUDHARY always told his family and Friends they would win, and they did, although it took many, many community meetings and two hearings at the Ontario Municipal Board. CHOUDHARY was on call night and day as it was built -- and beamed throughout the 2001 opening ceremony attended by a plethora of dignitaries including Mayor Hazel McCALLION.
Then, four years later, his family and more than 700 grieving Friends gathered at the mosque for his funeral.
CHOUDHARY died October 11 at age 68.
At 5, CHOUDHARY was already designing houses. The second oldest of nine children, he was 12 when his father decided to move his family from Kenya back to Pakistan and move the family into a house his son had designed for the family. CHOUDHARY returned to Kenya at 21 to help support the family after his father died.
He took a clerical job while studying architectural drafting at night and by 1964 was working for a Nairobi architectural firm. He was there when Kulsoom phoned, telling him they had to leave the country. It was 1968, Kenya had just gained its independence and the headline on the front page of the Nation that day read: "Britain slams her door on Kenya nation."
"Are you crazy?" he said to her.
They had three days to leave; the airport was jammed with men like him heading to Britain and leaving behind their families until they could afford to send for them.
CHOUDHARY got a drafting job in Birmingham almost immediately the family reunited five months later.
In his first year in England, CHOUDHARY ended up designing and supervising the construction of the Coventry Mosque, typically waiving all fees.
In 1969 he helped found the Muslim East African Association of Birmingham -- it's still going today -- and took over the design and construction of the Central Birmingham Mosque, the city's first purpose-built mosque.
He didn't see its completion before moving his family -- which now consisted of twin sons Kamran and Imran as well as Naela to Canada in 1975.
"We fell in love with Canada. We said 'This is like Africa' -- the lakes, the greenery. We told each other 'This is home now,'" Kulsoom said.
Almost immediately he began teaching Muslim children about their religion at sessions held for seven years in their apartment, then later on Tuesday nights in a friend's basement. He was one of the founders of the Canadian East African Muslim Association, which today boasts about 300 members.
Before taking early retirement, CHOUDHARY worked in the architectural section of the Ontario Realty Corp. and on a stream of projects with LAIKVE.
He was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in July.
It was only at his funeral, in the mosque he nurtured to life, did his family meet many of the people he had helped -- a man he'd helped get a job, another he'd helped do a drawing, gratis, and the stranger who told his family that he had gone to their dad "for everything."
"He was a lot of people's best friend," said his wife, marvelling that men and women were approaching her at the mosque and kissing her hand. "That was all because of him."

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LAILANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
LAILANN, Ah Kee
Passed away on Saturday, July 16th, 2005 at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Survived by his loving wife Pat, his children Glynis, Karen (Vernon LUN,) Keith and grandchildren Nicholas and Courtney. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (3 lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 10: 30-11:30 a.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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LAILICH 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.
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LAILICH 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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LAINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-31 published
LAINE, Ensio " Edvard Oskar"
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on March 28th, 2005 in his 84th year, husband of his beloved late wife, Asteri. Father of Sinikka and her husband Al AUGUSTYN, Marjatta and her late husband Glen ARBEAU, Kristiina and her husband Larry MARTIN, Paivikki and her husband Rick MARSHALL, Eine and her husband Erkki IIVONEN and the late Harri and Leena. Paappa of Mia (John,) Samuel (Cyndi), Trevor (Laurelle), Corey, Kirsi (Kevin), Matti (Trisha), Owen, Kristofer (Jaclyn) and Liisa. Iso Paappa of Sebastien, Sohvi, Isabella, Daniel, Elijah, and Erika. Well respected Scarborough General Hospital employee for 25 years. Fondly remembered by relatives and Friends in Canada and Finland. 'Tavataan Taivaassa Isi ja Paappa' Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, April 2 until time of service in our chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ensio's memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LAINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
KORBUT, Pauline (née TKACHUK)
Passed away peacefully at Erin Mills Lodge on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander. Loving mother of Mary (Frank LUTKA,) Jean (the late Edward BUREK,) Doris (Norm LAINE,) Anne (Richard FALZARANO,) and the late Victoria PALKOVICH. Much loved grandmother of Norma Jean (Gilberto,) Ronald, Barbara (Herman), Douglas (Joan), Shelley (Dennis), Jodie, Korey, Andrea, and "Baba" of Kristina, Carolyn, Jaclyn, Adam, Daniel, Matthew, Alexander, Vanessa and Tyler. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters Anne and Victoria and her son-in-law Joseph PALKOVICH. Predeceased by her sisters Polly, Tilly, Kay, Sophie and Olga. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Panachyda Thursday 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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LAING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-09 published
EZBEIDY, Kathleen Mary Patricia - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Kathleen Mary Patricia EZBEIDY late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, who died on December 14th, 2004, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before March 11, 2005; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: February 3, 2005
Paul Douglas BELL, Estate Trustee
by his solicitor
Catherine A. LAING
Barrister and Solicitor
935 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 664
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5R4
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LAING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-16 published
EZBEIDY, Kathleen Mary Patricia - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Kathleen Mary Patricia EZBEIDY late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, who died on December 14th, 2004, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before March 11, 2005; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: February 3, 2005
Paul Douglas BELL, Estate Trustee
by his solicitor
Catherine A. LAING
Barrister and Solicitor
935 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 664
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5R4
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LAING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
LAING, Elsie Victoria
Elsie Victoria LAING, after a lengthy illness at McCormick Home on Friday, January 14th, 2005, in her 66th year. Dearly beloved wife of Dr. William H. LAING. Dear sister of David MAGNUS and his wife Evelyn of Luseland, Saskatchewan. Also loved by her nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond St. at Queens Ave. on Tuesday, January 18th at 11 a.m. by The Very Reverend Terrance A. DANCE. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to London Health Sciences Foundation, Transplant Unit would be gratefully acknowledged.

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LAING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-25 published
BLACKMAN, Harold Lionel
Mr. Harold Lionel BLACKMAN, age 69, of Mowat Street, Stratford, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Stratford General Hospital on Monday, January 24, 2005. Born is Saint Marys, son of the late Edward BLACKMAN and the former Winnifred TAILOR/TAYLOR. Harold worked at Saint Marys Cement for 35 years retiring in 1991. Beloved husband of Sandy (HOWLETT) BLACKMAN whom he married June 16, 1979, in Stratford. Loving father of Paul BLACKMAN and friend Jeff SICH of London, Kristi LINDSAY and Dave of Wellburn, Cindy LAING and husband Todd and Wayne DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and wife Nicolla both of Stratford. Cherished grandfather of Luc and Travis IREDALE, Jamie, Scott, Jeremy and Jackie LAING, Ken LINDSAY, Lauren and Reece DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and great grandfather of Cierra IREDALE. Also survived by his sisters Helen and husband Jack FREEMANTLE, Edith SCHEUERMANN and Alice and husband Mel FOWLER. He was predeceased by a brother Fred BLACKMAN and a sister-in-law Caroline BLACKMAN. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5T7 (519) 271-7411, on Wednesday, January 26 from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, January 27 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Entombment will be in Avondale Cemetery Columbarium Wall. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Association or to the Debra Organization through the funeral home.

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LAING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
GREEN, John Adam " Jack"
John Adam " Jack" GREEN, 69, of R.R.#1, Embro passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005. He was born in Zorra Township, Oxford County on March 26, 1936 a son of the late Nelson GREEN and the former Helen KERR. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Harrington where he had served on the Board of Managers. Throughout his lifetime he had a great passion for dairy farming, was a former member of Jr. Farmers and was a former Director of Embro and Zorra Agricultural Society. John is survived by his wife, the former Reta Isobelle USHER, whom he married at Embro on September 22, 1962; one son, Brad and wife Faith GREEN of R.R.#3, Embro one daughter Cheryl and husband Gary DOTZERT of R.R.#1, Stratford three grandchildren Becca, Ainsley and Aiden DOTZERT; one sister, Betty and husband James SCOTT of Stratford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wilfred WEAVER and his friend Pauline MacGILLIVRAY of Durham, Dorothy LAING and Norman STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, both of Woodstock Helen KEMSHEAD of London, Tony and Tina USHER of Saint Marys, John and Luella SIPPEL of R.R #1, New Hamburg; Robert and Sheila USHER of Embro. He was predeceased by two sons, James Adam GREEN on April 30, 1986, Stephen Geoffrey GREEN on August 8, 2002; two sisters, Jessie DAVIS and Margaret WEAVER; sister-in-law, Eva STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and brothers-in-law, Bill DAVIS, Lloyd LAING and Bruce KEMSHEAD. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a private funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2005, The Reverend David KETCHEN will officiate. Interment in Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Harrington. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Liver Transplant Organization would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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LAING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-21 published
LAING, Elsie Victoria
A memorial service will be held for Elsie Victoria LAING at Woodland Cemetery, Springbank Dr.at 2 p.m. on Saturday May 28th. The service will be officiated by Father Terry DANCE.

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LAING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-05 published
ROBSON, Carol E. (née SHORT)
Suddenly near Bayfield, Ontario. on Friday July 1, 2005. Carol E. (SHORT) ROBSON of Saint Marys age 60 yrs. Beloved wife of the late Bruce W.A. ROBSON (1994.) Loving mother of Kent ROBSON and wife Nina of Kirkton. Proud grandmother of McKenna. Dear sister of Kathy ROBERTSON and husband Gerald of Peoria, Illinois and Arnold SHORT of London. Dear sister-in-law of Edison ROBSON and wife Vi of Peachland, British Columbia, Mary Jean CARDWELL of London, Joan LAING and husband Gary of Mt. Brydges. Dear daughter-in-law of Violet ROBSON of Lambeth. Predeceased by her parents Ross SHORT and the former Shirley HOUSE, her brother Ross SHORT and her father-in-law Clarence ROBSON. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Carol's life will be held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N. Saint Marys on Thursday July 7, 2005 with visitation starting at 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be made by calling 284-1480.

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LAING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-12 published
MAJOR, Eddy
With his family at his side at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Sunday, October 9, 2005, Eddy MAJOR in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Olga MAJOR (TRUBY) of London. Dear father of Karen LAING of London. Loving grandfather of Christopher and Mark. Brother of Kay and Shirley. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive Friends from 10 a.m. until the Memorial Mass at St. George's Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road, West, London on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy or donations (Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-19 published
SENST, Grete (née CROCKER)
With courage and grace on April 17, 2005, with her beloved husband and children at her side. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, February 28, 1925 and married to David for 59 wonderful years. Predeceased by dear son John and daughter-in-law Sarma. Devoted and proud mother of Graham, Suzanne (Barry) and Peter (Heather). Treasured Nan to Natalie, Nicholas, Laura, Jaclyn, Preston and Parker. Cherished sister of Lee MacKENZIE and Betty LAING and sister-in-law Phillippa SENSAINT_Grete graduated from University of Bristol and married David in Preston, Sussex, England. With young sons John and Graham, they boldly ventured to Canada in 1952 and settled in Oakville, Ontario. Grete's contributions to the Oakville community were many and included President of the local Red Cross chapter, providing physiotherapy services at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, and organizing fun and fitness programs for seniors through the Red Cross. Grete was honoured to be nominated as a candidate for Oakville senior citizen of the year. She was also known for her passion for tennis, yoga, and walking. Grete felt blessed to have such a full and active life, and the love of her family and many Friends. The family deeply appreciates the thoughts and prayers of everyone. A special thank you to the Intensive Care Unit staff at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital for their support and compassion. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario (905-844-3221) on Thursday, April 21st, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Service to be held at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville, on Friday morning, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation or a charity of your choice.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-23 published
KAVANAGH- DOKSOZ, Mary Beth (née KAVANAGH)
Passed away in the company of her loving family on May 21st, 2005. Mary Beth KAVANAGH- DOKSOZ, age 42 years. Devoted wife of Tuguy DOKSOZ; loving daughter of George and Margaret (COLE) KAVANAGH of Conception Harbour formerly of Scarborough, Ontario and St. John's; big sister to Dare and partner Lucy SHARMAN of Sydney, Australia, Amy and partner Lawrence PENNEY of Gander, Michaela and husband Stephen HAY of Huntsville, Ontario, Patrick and partner Tania GOECKE of Toronto, Ontario. Special aunt to Archie of Sydney, Australia, Chandra and Jacob of Gander and Lucas and Maggie Rose HAY of Huntsville, Ontario. Mary Beth was beloved by the Doksoz's family of Antakya, Turkey parents Memet and Medine, sisters Aysel, Dilek and Ege, and brothers Hamit, Orhan and Tuguy's children Birsen, Irem and Memet Ali. Doting Mistress to her cherished puppies Pasha and Lale. She was a brave and courageous woman, a compassionate caring nurse and a true friend to many around the world especially Marcia, Rennie, Chris, Erwin, Ruth, Ed, Michael, Valerie, Amanda, Lin, Sonya and so many more. She will be sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins especially cousin Fred KAVANAGH and Uncle Gerry COLE. Mary Beth was a graduate of St. Joseph's College Wellesley, Toronto and the School of Nursing at George Brown College, Toronto. Special thanks to Dr. K LAING, Dr. F. O'SHAY/SHEA and Dr. C. THOMAS and the nursing staff of 4NA Health Sciences Centre and the Staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mary Beth's life will take place in the coming days, date and time to be determined. Arrangements are entrusted to Caul's Funeral Home (www.cauls.ca). No flowers by request. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made in Mary Beth's memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre 300 Prince Philip Dr. Saint John's, Newfoundland A1B 3V6 (www.nctrf.nf.ca).

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-06 published
LLOYD, Linda M., R.N. (née TUNNACLIFFE)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Linda at her home in Toronto on Sunday, June 5, 2005 after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of Michael. Loving mother of Andrew (Melanie) and Jennifer. Dear daughter of the late Billie and Don TUNNACLIFFE. Dear niece of Emily LAING of Welland and Jim MATHIESON of Toronto. Remembered also by Elizabeth, Peggy, Jack, Sarah and Haleigh. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anselm Church (Millwood and MacNaughton), on Thursday morning, June 9 at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment to follow. If desired, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 would be appreciated.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-26 published
LAING, Ann Josephine Hudson
Died November 24, 2005, at home with her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Charles LAING (2004,) her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Stavert HUDSON of Detroit and her sister Alan Hudson RILEY of Oakville. Beloved mother of Martha of Montreal, Dewar and Patricia of Harrow, Cynthia and Stephen LEVY of Windsor, and Nora and Michael ALLISON of Oshawa. Loved Granny of Sean, Brendon and Hilary LAING, and Alexandra LEVY. Survived also by her sister, Carol Hudson RYKERT of Collingwood and her sister-in-law Joyce MEANWELL of Owen Sound. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. As a volunteer, Ann served as president of King Edward Home and School, the Maycourt Club, the American Women's Club, Windsor Group Therapy Project and Quester's Maple Leaf Chapter. She served two terms on the Maryvale School Board, Iona College Board and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. For several years, she was active as an Ambassador of Tourism, where she promoted Windsor and Essex County. She was a life member of the Art Gallery of Windsor Volunteer Committee, Friends of Canterbury and the Essex Golf and Country Club. A mezzo soprano, she sang in the All Saints' Church choir and was a former member of the Windsor Symphony Chorus. Visiting in the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home, 1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor on Monday, 2: 00 to 5: 00, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial service at All Saints' Anglican Church, City Hall Square on Tuesday, November 29 at 11: 00 a.m. Archdeacon Bill GRAY/GREY officiating. Interment in The Scott Arthurs Memorial Gardens. Memorial tributes may be made to the George F. Laing Memorial Fund at All Saints' Anglican Church. www.walterdkellyfuneralhome.com

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-17 published
LAING, H. Duncan
Of Vancouver, British Columbia. Passed away on December 9, 2005. He was born on August 4, 1920. Duncan is survived by his loving wife Estelle, daughter Betty (Bob) of Oakville, Ontario; son Tom of Vancouver, British Columbia; grandchildren Kimberly, Krista, Jessica, Justin, 2 brothers George (Bernice) and Malcolm (Barbara). He was a former Vice President of Air Canada retiring after 43 years of service. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday December 14, 2005 in the Arbor Chapel at Valley View Funeral Home, Surrey, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72 Ave. Surrey, British Columbia V3S 2E7.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-09 published
LAPLANTE, Bibiane Cecille
Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, on Friday, January 7th, 2005, Bibiane Laplante (née Bruneau) at 78 years of age. Dear mother of Carmelle HORTH (Eric LAING,) Edward LAPLANTE (Glenys), Claire (Louis BRUNO), Gill LAPLANTE (Debbie PHILLIPS), Marie LAMB, Louise (Glen SEARS,) and Peter LAPLANTE (Maureen.) Cherished grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister of Gabriel BRUNEAU and predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Special friend of Gus McNEIL. A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Monday, January lOth, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Grafton. Visitation to be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, January 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
LAING, Florence " Marg"
At Centenary Health Centre, on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Hyatt "Bob" LAING. Loving mother of Florence "Mike" and her husband John HOLMES, Faith and her husband George JOEL, and David and his wife Shirley MULRONEY. Proud grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends at the St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church, 56 Lawson Road, Toronto (West Hill) from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday. The Funeral Service will be held in the church on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488.

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LAING 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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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-01 published
REID, Mildred Edith
Peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick on Friday, April 29th, 2005 in her 93rd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ken REID of Sebright. Predeceased by her two daughters, Velma LAING and Carol GODDEN. Dear mother-in-law of Jim LAING and Ernie GODDEN. Cherished grandmother of Susan, Ernie, Martin and Scott GODDEN and Kenny LAING. Great-grandmother of Bryan, Vicki, Ashley, Kyle, Ernie, Samantha, Madison, Scottie, William, Rebecca and Dustin. Dear sister of Dina and Betty. A graveside committal service will be held at Sebright Cemetery, Sebright on Monday, May 2nd, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. If desired donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick. 1-888-884-4486.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
LLOYD, Linda M., R.N. (née TUNNACLIFFE)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Linda at her home in Toronto on Sunday, June 5, 2005 after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of Michael. Loving mother of Andrew (Melanie) and Jennifer. Dear daughter of the late Billie and Don TUNNACLIFFE. Dear niece of Emily LAING of Welland and Jim MATHIESON of Toronto. Remembered also by Elizabeth, Peggy, Jack, Sarah and Haleigh. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anselm Church (Millwood and MacNaughton) on Thursday morning, June 9 at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment to follow. If desired, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 would be appreciated.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-04 published
LAING, Marjorie Eudora (née GRAY/GREY)
(September 8, 1925-November 1, 2005)
Passed away peacefully, at Brampton Extendicare, on November 1, 2005. Loving mother of daughters Heather and husband John SANDERSON, Wendy and husband Andy ZGUDZIAK, special grandmother to Kyle ZGUDZIAK, and loving companion and life partner of Ron STREET. Predeceased by parents James and Minnie GRAY/GREY, and brother Jack GRAY/GREY. Remembered lovingly by sister-in-law Jacqueline GRAY/GREY, and nephew David GRAY/GREY. Marjorie will be remembered for her generosity and her real and genuine concern for others that was without measure. She was a dedicated teacher with the Peel Board for many years. Her legacy lives on in the memories of the hundreds of students whose lives she touched. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Service to follow in the Chapel at 4 p.m. Donations in Marjorie's memory, may be made to the Peel Literacy Guild, 150 Central Park Drive, Suite 316, Brampton, Ontario L6P 2T9. Condolences to the family may be sent to marjorie.laing@wardfh.com

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
LAING, Murray Agnes (née CARDIFF)
At the age of 92, on 12 November 2005, in Toronto. Daughter of William and Agnes CARDIFF; sister of Ione, Rhoda and Bill; wife of Alfred; mother of Douglas, Susan, Jimmy and Danny; aunt, foster parent, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. A compassionate caregiver to so many, she journeys now to a more restful place. Her spirit remains within us, as we strive to do well by her example. In her memory, please make any donations to a charity of your choice. A gathering of family and Friends in celebration of her life will take place one day soon. We love you mom.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
DUNCLIFFE, John " Jack" Bater
Of R.R.#1, Moorefield, peacefully at Palmerston Hospital on Sunday, December 18, 2005, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Joan (Ford) DUNCLIFFE. Dear father of Barbara and her husband Bob LAING of Regina, Lynda DUNCLIFFE of Moorefield, Norma and her husband Alan STANNARD of Scarborough, and Patti and her husband Mike SOMERS of Dorking. Fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren. The family will receive Friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, 267 Main Street West, Palmerston on Monday evening, December 19, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Reverend Gord DUNBAR will conduct the Funeral Service in the Moorefield United Church on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. followed by cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Moorefield United Church, Palmerston Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-21 published
MILLER, Paul Frederick
Age 61, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Paul was an employee of Steelcraft for many years. He was a member of the Ontario Street Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy. Father and Grandfather of Bradley MILLER and wife Michelle and their children Matthew and Sean; Craig MILLER; Alysson and her husband Jason KORVER and their son Will. Brother-in-law of Penny and Glenn GOULD, Stephen and Gayle DAVIS, Mark and Judy DAVIS and their families. Predeceased by his first wife Nancy Lynn, by his parents Frederick and Eleanor MILLER and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Walter and Elsie DAVIS. Family will receive Friends at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, December 23, from 10: 30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11: 30 a.m. Reverend Terry LAING will officiate. Interment in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Stratford General Hospital through the funeral home. The family deeply appreciates your support and prayers.

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