LAKEFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
McVICAR, Elizabeth (CAMPBELL)
Passed away peacefully July 2nd, 2005 in her 96th year. Loving mother of Helen FOWLER and her husband Douglas LAKEFIELD, Neil and Chrissie CAMPBELL, and Jim and Noreen CAMPBELL of St. Albert. Loving grandma of 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Service to be held at Lakefield United Church, Thursday July 7th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Donations if desired, to Parkinson Society of Canada.

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LAKELAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
LAKELAND, Ellen Ann " Annie"
Peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2005, at Centenary Hospital at the age of 97. Annie and her late beloved husband John and family came to Canada from Preston, England in 1954. She was the dear mother of Beryl (Iain) and Kathy (Dave). Grandmother to Christine (Tim), Iain (Sandra), Keith, and Linda (Mike). Great-grandmother "G.G." to Bobby, Christopher, Brittany, Connor and Ryan. Ann will be sadly missed and is resting at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Wednesday from 2: 30 p.m. until time of service at 3:30 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veteran's Care (Metro Toronto Legion Village) would be appreciated by the family.

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LAKELAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
LAKELAND, Ida
Passed away on December 27, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site at the age of 90. Predeceased by her beloved husband Fred. Loving mother of Diane and Randy. Devoted grandmother of Michael and Arlene, Peter and Jennifer. Sadly missed by son-in-law John and his wife Sue. Ida will be warmly remembered by her many Friends at Branch 527 Royal Canadian Legion. Visitation on Friday, December 30, 2005 from 6: 30 to 7:00 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Legion Service will take place in the Chapel at 7: 00 p.m. followed by the funeral service. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veteran's Care. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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LAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
HOWARTH, Peter
Passed away peacefully, at his home, on Saturday, March 5, 2005, with his family by his side, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of the late Mary (née LAKER) (1975.) Dear father of Susan and Carl STOLTZ, Glenn and Veronica, Peter and Jennifer. Loving grandfather of Adam, Nikki, Tammy, Andrew, Jennifer, Shayne, Hope, Breanne, Joshua, and great-grandfather of Taylor, Mitchell, Kyle, and Tacoma. Survived by his sister Mary WARMOTH, and predeceased by his brother Edward. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777), on Monday, March 7, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 from 12 o'clock noon until time of the Service to Celebrate Peter's Life at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Humane Society or to the Animal Shelter of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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LAKERDAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-10 published
MAGNES, Clifford Alton
Clifford Alton MAGNES (World War 2 Veteran and Korean Veteran) passed away at London Health Sciences Centre South Street Campus on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Josephine MAGNES (née NEDJELSKI.) Loving father of Jim (Marcia) MAGNES, Bruce (Linda) MAGNES and Brenda (Andrew) LAKERDAS. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Alison, Elsa, Ben and Kaitlyn. Dear brother of Lloyd and Russell MAGNES and their families. The MAGNES family will hold a memorial visitation at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Saturday, March 12, 2005 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770

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LAKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
LEMON, Herbert Wilson " Herb"
Passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on November 26, 2005, age 101. Very dearly loved husband and companion of Nathalie and loving and loved stepfather to his children and grandchildren. Dearly loved and respected by his cousin David LEMON of Halifax and his family and by Mabel THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Wiarton. Predeceased by his wives Ursula HENRY and Blanche FLUMMERFELT and recently by his sister Eleanor TILBURY, November 1, 2005. Funeral has taken place. Donations in his memory to the United Way, Toronto, would be appreciated. As Nathalie is leaving the country, please send any expressions of sympathy to Mrs. Agnes LAKI, 53 Widdicombe Hill Blvd., apt. 102, Etobicoke M9R 1Y3.

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LAKIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-09-02 published
CONKLIN, Jean
With many thanks to family, Friends and neighbours who sent cards, food, flowers, donations to charity upon the passing of Jean CONKLIN.
Special thanks to the 1st Floor Nurses at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, Doctors LAKIN and MICKLESON and The staff and management at Chatterson Long Funeral Home. Thank you all for making a difficult time easier. She will be sadly missed by all.
Reuben CONKLIN and Family
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LAKIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-11-23 published
GIBSON, Robert " Bob"
In Memory of Robert (Bob) GIBSON August 27, 2005
Elizabeth, Dianne, Esther and Epiphany would like to sincerely thank our caring family, Friends, and neighbours for their kindness and support during the sad loss of our loving Husband, Father, and Poppa. A heartfelt thanks goes to Bob's brother Ted, his wife Gayle, and their son Ryan, for their never-ending dedication and support to the family. Special thanks and appreciation to those who gave beautiful flowers, generous donations to the Georgian Hospice, thoughtful cards, and kind messages of sympathy.
Many thanks go to Dr. FURTADO, Dr. LAKIN, and the kind nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital for helping us with our sudden loss. Also, a special thank-you goes to the police and ambulance attendants who helped us in our time of need. The care and compassion of P.C. Paula MILNE will be forever remembered. We would like to thank all those who were able to attend the funeral service to recognize the life of a remarkable and greatly loved man. Special thanks to those who contributed to the ceremony: Reverend Julie MORDEN for her kind ministrations and comforting service, Walter BORTHWICK and Brian MacLEAN for their compassionate words, Dave ROZYCKI for his touching rendition of "Danny Boy," Susan WELLS, Brandi CLEMENT and Janel BASCOM for their inspiring verses, the talented musicians who provided the beautiful music during the ceremony. Guy PUCCINI and staff for their wondefful offering of food after the ceremony, and the staff of Country Life Resort and Park Place for their kind and helpful support in arranging the service. Finally, our sincere thanks goes to Shawn and Paula DAVIDSON and the staff of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for their professional, sensitive, and personal service that helped us through this difficult time. "With each memory, let our hearts be reminded that nothing can ever take away the beauty we have known, for love remains a part of us forever."
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LAKING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
Charles Clarence "Clare" LAKING, Veteran (1899-2005)
Canadian veteran of First World War learned hard work on the front lines
By Joe FRIESEN and David PYETTE, Monday, November 28, 2005, Page S11
Clare LAKING, a farm boy from Campbellville, Ontario, who never finished high school, volunteered for the Great War to spite his father and narrowly avoided being killed on his first trip to the front.
The first shell he saw landed 45 metres away. He started wondering what he had gotten himself into. A second shell came so close that he dropped to the ground in terror. Before he could get up, a third shell landed right in his trench, showering him with dirt and debris.
Mr. LAKING survived his first brush with death, and lived through many more in his two years as a signalman who repaired communication lines at the front.
Mr. LAKING died Saturday at the age of 106. There are now only four Canadian veterans of the First World War still living.
Charles Clarence LAKING, named for his father Charles, but known as Clare, was born on February 21, 1899, on a farm in Southern Ontario. He attended a one-room school five kilometres from his home, and grew up playing hockey on the flooded, frozen fields near the school.
In an interview a few years before his death, Mr. LAKING, who was always a keen joker despite his strict Methodist upbringing, remembered walking to school with his older brother Bob in a particularly harsh snowstorm. When they arrived, they were the only ones there.
"The storm was too severe for everybody else. We had our lunch with us, we were cold and hungry and we didn't want to start back home right away. So we filed the padlock off the door, went out to the woodshed, and got the fire going. We spent most of the day catching mice and putting them in the girls' pencil boxes. Most of the mice smothered before the next morning, but it was still quite a surprise for the girls."
After he finished elementary school, Mr. LAKING commuted by train to a business college in Hamilton for six months. At 16, he took a job in Campbellville with the Bank of Nova Scotia that paid $300 a year.
Two years later, in 1917, he hitched a ride to Guelph and joined the army.
"I went against my father's wishes. He was dead against war, and he was getting under my skin," Mr. LAKING said. "And it was in order -- as much as anything -- to shut him up that I enlisted.
"He as much as told me at the time that, 'If you enlist I'm through with you.' It was a hard decision. Nevertheless, I carried through and enlisted. And when I came back, everything was fine. Everything was forgiven."
Mr. LAKING was sent to England, where he trained as a Morse code operator before being sent to the front.
"In fact I could have had a nice soft job in England for the balance of the war, because they knew I had worked for a bank, and I was in the orderly room for a couple of months there. But I thought: 'I have come this far, let's go on.' "
The next two years were filled with adventure and sorrow, as many of the young Canadians he served with died in battle. But the best feeling came at war's end, as he travelled through liberated villages, and people lined the roads to wave and cheer.
He came home to Canada intending to move to Alberta, but ended up working in lumber yards. It was in the late 1920s that he began courting a legal secretary named Helen PATTERSON.
One night he was on his way to Helen's parents' house for a Saturday supper. He was wearing his best fedora, navy blue overcoat and white silk scarf.
"In those days they had iced toboggan slides in Riverdale Park. I met some boys there who persuaded me to come for a ride on the toboggan. At the bottom of the toboggan slide the light standards were surrounded by manure piles to guard against any accident.
"The toboggan headed right for the manure pile. I was lying on the bottom of the toboggan with the rest of the guys on top of me, so I couldn't get off. I rolled into the manure pile wearing my Sunday best. Then I had to visit Helen's parents."
Nevertheless, they were married in 1929, just before the stock market crash, and a year later their son Keith was born, followed by their daughter Sheila six years later.
In 1941, Mr. LAKING bought his own business, Danforth Wallboard, in Toronto's East End, and kept it for close to 25 years before selling in 1965.
Throughout his life he was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and held season tickets until the age of 100. He was to have been honoured at a ceremony at the Air Canada Centre this month, but couldn't attend due to his failing health.
He was also an avid curler, who once scored an rare eight-ender, a feat of perfection when all eight of the team's rocks are closer to the centre circle than any of the opposition's.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime feat, if you're lucky," he once said.
After retirement, he and Helen travelled the world together and spent time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen died in 1993, and Mr. LAKING moved into the veterans residence at Sunnybrook hospital in 2003. He was in good health until a few weeks before his death, and kept a driver's licence until the age of 102.
The four remaining Canadian veterans of the First World War are Lloyd CLEMETT, 105, who is also at Sunnybrook; John BABCOCK, 105, who lives in Spokane, Washington.; William PROCTOR, 106, now residing in Salmon Arm, British Columbia; and Dwight WILSON, 104, a resident of Oshawa, Ontario

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LAKING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
LAKING, Clare
In his 107th year. Died on November 26, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital and Women's Health Centre, Veteran's L Wing. Clare was a Veteran of World War I and was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Helen. Also predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Wilfrid, two sisters, Grace and Myrtle. Fondly remembered by his son Keith, and wife June; daughter Sheila PATTERSON and husband Howard. Deeply missed by the families of his four grandchildren: Wendy (John), Jeffrey (Donna), Sharon (Gerald), Heather (Geoffrey), and nine great-grandchildren, Ian, Lindsey, Matthew, Jennifer, Nicole, Stephanie, Ben, Sabrina and Carter. A keen outdoorsman and world traveller, he spent a lifetime in the lumber business in Toronto where he owned and operated Danforth Wallboard and Insulation Ltd. A very special thanks to the nurses, particularly Lynne, Leah, Sandi, Nancy and Paulette, and to the staff and veterans of L1W - Veteran's Wing, Sunnybrook Hospital, for their help and care. Visitation will be held at The Highland Funeral Home (3280 Sheppard Avenue East, 416773-0933), on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Service to be held at The Highland Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 30 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Veteran's Affairs - Comfort Fund (416-480-4483), or The Hospital for Sick Children, would be appreciated by the family.

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LAKING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
Last World War I vet to see action dies
Clarence LAKING, 106, was signaller
Four Canadians from war remain
Canadian Press
The last Canadian veteran of World War I believed to have seen action has died, leaving only four Canadians still alive who served in the 1914-1918 "war to end all wars."
Clarence (Clare) LAKING died at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre on Saturday.
LAKING, who was 106, served on the front line as a private with the Canadian Field Artillery, 27th Battery, 4th Brigade.
In 1917, at 18 years of age and against his minister father's wishes, the native of Campbellville, Ontario, enlisted in the 64th Battery in Guelph.
He served two years in France as a signaller, stringing wire for field telephones along the trenches for $1.10 a day.
Part of his duties included trips to the front line to observe where the first shell landed and then telephoning the information to gunners at the rear.
Near the end of the war, LAKING was hit on the head by shrapnel. He suffered only a small flesh wound and was in the first-aid station when the war ended.
He was awarded the French Legion of Honour and the Golden Jubilee Medal.
After the war, LAKING farmed in northern Alberta's Peace River area. He later worked for Boake Lumber Co. on Dartnell Ave. in Toronto, then took over Danforth Wallboard and Insulation Ltd. in 1941. He retired in 1965.
He remained active throughout his life, curling until the age of 96 and driving until he was 102.
LAKING, whose wife died in 1993, leaves two children, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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LAKING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
LAKING, Charles Clarence
Clare LAKING, in his 107th year. Died on November 26, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital and Women's Health Centre, Veteran's L Wing. Clare was a Veteran of World War 1 and was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Helen. Also predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Wilfrid, two sisters, Grace and Myrtle. Fondly remembered by his son Keith and wife June; daughter Sheila PATTERSON and husband Howard. Deeply missed by the families of his four grandchildren: Wendy (John), Jeffrey (Donna), Sharon (Gerald), Heather (Geoffrey), and nine great-grandchildren, Ian, Lindsey, Matthew, Jennifer, Nicole, Stephanie, Ben, Sabrina and Carter. A keen outdoorsman and world traveller, he spent a lifetime in the lumber business in Toronto where he owned and operated Danforth Wallboard and Insulation Ltd. A very special thanks to the nurses particularly, Lynne, Leah, Sandi, Nancy and Paulette, and to the staff and veterans of L1W - Veteran's Wing, Sunnybrook Hospital for their help and care. Visitation will be held at The Highland Funeral Home (3280 Sheppard Ave. East 416-773-0933) on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Service to be held at The Highlahd Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 30 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Veteran's Affairs - Comfort Fund (416-480-4483) or The Hospital for Sick Children, would be appreciated by the family.

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LAKOSELJAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
LAKOSELJAC, Zorka (née DEVCIC)
Peacefully, at home, with her loving family at her side, on Thursday December 1st, 2005, at 12: 30 p.m., in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Ivan for over 38 years. Loving and devoted mother of Bernard and Diana. Survived by her brothers Stipe, Mate, Josip, Karlo, and Ivan and sisters Maria and Kata. Zorka will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and Friends. Friends may call on Saturday December 3rd, from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Rosary, 8 p.m. Sunday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Roman Catholic Church, (7 Croatia Street), on the morning of Monday December 5th, 2005 at 10 o'clock. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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LAKSMANIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-06 published
SMITH, Helen
Suddenly at Gateway Haven in Wiarton Wednesday evening May 4, 2005. Helen SMITH of Clavering in her 93rd year. For over fifty years Helen worked at Hunter Hardware in Wiarton and was affectionately known as "Hardware Helen". Lovingly remembered her niece Alein and her husband Eldon ATKINSON of Chatsworth. Helen raised and cared for Alein from the age of 5. Helen will also be lovingly remembered by several other nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her four brothers; Guy, Tom, Bert and Ray and two sisters; Daisy SMITH and Jean GOODE. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Memorial contributions to the Clavering United Church or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Georgian Chapter 186 Order Of The Eastern Star, Wiarton will hold a memorial service at the Funeral Home Friday evening at 7: 00 pm. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com
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LAKSMANIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-20 published
CAMMIDGE, Laura Catherine (HOFFMAN)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton, on Sunday, June 18th, 2005. Laura (HOFFMAN) CAMMIDGE, of Wiarton, in her 90th year, beloved wife of Carl CAMMIDGE. Dear sister of Evelyn ALLAN, of Georgetown; Dorothy CARLETON, of Rockwood; Vicki (Fred) BAXTER, of Wiarton; Gloria BANK, of Apple Valley, California Gordon (Nicoline) and Carman (Gail) both of Sault Ste. Marie, Ted, of Southriver and Gerald, of Brampton. Sister-in-law of Dorothy COLLINS of Wiarton. Predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie CRAIG and Marion WELSH and three brothers, William, Albert and Ronald. The funeral service will be held at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2: 30 p.m., with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the time of service. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Friends of Gateway would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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LAKSMANIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-20 published
DOBSON, Mary Jean (BERLANGUST)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton on Sunday December 18th, 2005. Jean (BERLANGUST) DOBSON of Wiarton in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Doran DOBSON. Dear mother of Nancy WILEY of Wiarton. Special grandmother of Barry DOBSON, Danny DOBSON, Lori WILEY, and David WILEY. Predeceased by one son Gary, one son-in-law Bruce WILEY, and two brothers. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, December 22nd at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Spring interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Wiarton Hospital Healthy Connections would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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