LAMBERTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
DE BLANCK, Ruth (née NORGAARD)
Peacefully, at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, February 17, 2005 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Otto. Loving mother of Ken DE BLANCK of Acton, Ontario and Karina DE BLANCK- LAMBERTI and her husband Hermann-Josef of Falkenstein, Germany. Loving grandmother of Maximilien and Alexander. Dear daughter of Gerda and the late Nils NORGAARD. Dear sister of Lis, Margit, Grethe, Knud, Jens, Anne-Marie, Ingrid, Helen and the late Bitte, Peter, and infant Peter. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, 399 Victoria Ave., Belleville, on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 10 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.burke-funeral.ca

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LAMBERTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
GIRARDI, Virginia (née ROS)
Peacefully at home, in her sleep just before 10 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2005. In her 100th year, "Gina" was born October 25, 1905, in Sacile, Friuli, Italy. She was the last surviving child of four sons and five daughters born to Davide and Giuseppina ROS. One brother died fighting during the Great War; a sister died of Spanish Flu; a brother and a sister died in an epidemic and another sister died of a heart condition. When her mother died, Virginia, 11, moved in with her Aunt Pina. Gina married her true love Luigi GIRARDI, a bricklayer, but was widowed at a young age after his death on April 6, 1939. As a child during the First World War, she was slapped by an occupying Austrian soldier for not listening to him. As a young widow during the Second World War, she survived the deprivations and heartache to raise two young children. She arrived in Canada in 1961, following in the steps of her daughter, the late Silvana (the late Silvio LAMBERTI,) and son Virginio (Maria.) She is also survived by four grandchildren, Eddie and Rob (Siobhan MOORE) Lamberti, and Claudio and Alida (Mark GREGORY.) She became a Canadian citizen in 1975. She danced and made merry at her 95th birthday celebration. Virginia had a passion for life, having taken numerous trips to Italy, Las Vegas, Florida and points in-between. All who knew her were smitten by her vitality and exuberant personality. She was overjoyed as she became "Bisnonna" (great grandmom) three times. Her spirit never waned, even during her last days as her body tired. As her favourite chair now remains empty, "Bisnonna" will also be dearly missed by her great grandchildren Dylan SILVIO and Rose Kathleen LAMBERTI, and Jonathan GREGORY. Visitation Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin St. (2 streets south of Lawrence Ave.) A 9: 30 a.m. Monday Funeral Mass will be held at Saint John Bosco Roman Catholic Church on Rogers Rd., east of Dufferin St. Burial at Prospect Cemetery.

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LAMBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-05 published
ROODE, Hendrik " Henry"
Went home to be with his Lord at the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, January 4, 2005. Hendrik "Henry" ROODE of Woodstock, in his 79th year. Beloved wife of Diane ROODE (née LAMBERTS.) Dear father of Clara THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband John, Gerald "Red" ROODE and his wife Marlene and Marian GEERLINKS and her husband Harold, all of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Lisa (Dave), David, (Natalie), Tania, Scott, Tara, Natasha, Nathan and great grandfather of Sabrina, Johnny and Jordan. Henry is also survived by his brother, three sisters and a sister-in-law all of Holland. Predeceased by his son Harry John ROODE (1987.) Henry had been a longtime member of the Covenant Christian Reformed Church, Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004, Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at the Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 410 Lansdowne Ave., Woodstock on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 11: 00 am with Henry's nephews, Pastors Ralph and Harry KOOPS officiating, Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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LAMBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-23 published
Canadian actor a Shavian interpreter
By Sandra MARTIN, Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - Page S9
Pittsburgh -- A Canadian character actor with exquisite timing who could tiptoe along the fine balance between comedy and tragedy, Heath LAMBERTS began his career as a boy soprano with the Canadian Opera Company and then spent several seasons at the Stratford Festival, twice winning a Tyrone Guthrie Award.
Born in Toronto on December 15, 1941, he is probably best known for his performances under Christopher NEWTON at the Shaw Festival, where he starred in several productions, including A Flea in Her Ear, Cyrano de Bergerac and Tons of Money. He won a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 1996 for his performance in One for the Pot and later performed on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast.
Most recently, he was working in Pittsburgh with the Playhouse Repertory Company, where he closed in E-lectricity, a two-man original show with British actor and director Rick Kemp, on December 30. He was scheduled to play Justice Shallow in a production of Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 in March.
Mr. LAMBERTS died early yesterday in a Pittsburgh hospital of metastasized prostate cancer.
He was 63.

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LAMBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-05 published
Heath LAMBERTS, Actor: 1941-2005
Performer who possessed a genius for comedy won a string of Canadian theatre awards but was denied greatness by the curse of unpredictability and by a set of conflicting insecurities, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, March 5, 2005 - Page S9
A short rotund man with a genius for comedy, Heath LAMBERT also had a predisposition for depression. His life was often an emotional roller coaster. He achieved fame as Cyrano de Bergerac at the Shaw Festival, combatted alcoholism and found romance at the stage door in his mid-50s, only to be diagnosed with cancer two years after meeting the love of his life.
"His greatest strength was being funny, that was hismétier, his force," said actress Martha HENRY. " But the humour doesn't exist, and this is true of the great Russian clowns as well, without a huge well of tragedy and feelings of loss and betrayal. Heath always felt he didn't fit in anywhere and that was a source of great anguish for him. On the other hand," she added thoughtfully, "it was endless food for his gifts."
"He swung between two poles in his life. One was charming and helpful and totally generous and the other was quite mean and very self-centred," said director Christopher NEWTON. "He could have been one of the greats, but he had this flaw that made him unpredictable."
Heath LAMBERTS was born James LANGCASTER in the Spadina and College area of Toronto in the early days of the Second World War. His youngest brother, John, a firefighter, remembers Jimmy "as always leading me and teaching me and being here to help me in a heartbeat."
School was a struggle, with Jimmy being held back and finally pushed along from one grade to another. After Huron Street Public School, he enrolled in an art program at nearby Central Technical School but quit after a couple of years to try acting full time. " 'Go, and you'll end up selling fish in Kensington Market,' " his brother remembers the teachers saying. "They had no idea of his potential."
What they didn't seem to realize was that Jimmy was probably dyslexic and prone to depression, and his troublesomeness was likely a result of his frustration. As a teenager he joined the 48th Highlanders, training on weekends and summers, an affiliation he treasured for the rest of his life.
As a boy soprano, he appeared as part of the chorus in a couple of Canadian Opera Company productions. Later, he performed in summer stock at Vineland in the Niagara Peninsula and in at least one play for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. That's where he met actress Martha HENRY in the early fall of 1960, when he was 18.
They were having a drink after rehearsal one day when Jimmy asked what she would think if he adopted Heath LAMBERTS as a stage name. She started to laugh and then she realized he was absolutely serious. Apparently, Jimmy and his good friend, actor Colin FOX, were interested in numerology and they had sent the date and time of their births to a company that had translated the data into lists of first and last names, any of which could be conjoined to reflect their "birth paths."
Ms. HENRY and Mr. LAMBERTS had been accepted that same year into the inaugural class of the National Theatre School in Montreal. Welsh actor Powys Thomas, who was the first principal of the National Theatre School, "was incredibly intuitive and he would have seen something in Heath that possibly nobody else had ever seen," said Ms. HENRY.
From the beginning, at the National Theatre School, however, Mr. Thomas and the other students recognized Mr. LAMBERTS as the king of improvisation. "I don't think anyone had ever said that he was brilliant before," commented Ms. HENRY, adding that it was incredibly exciting "to see the blossoming of a creative being." She still remembers Mr. LAMBERTS doing an improvisation derived from Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. He was given the tutor Trofimov to play as he is awaiting the return of Madame Ranevsky from Moscow.
The scene opened with Mr. LAMBERTS lying asleep on a cot with his boots off. He bolted upright when he heard Mme. Ranevsky's carriage approach, began looking around for his boots and then, as if in a daze, went over to a chalk board and wrote something in Cyrillic letters. He then found the other boot and went rushing out of the room to meet his employer, wearing one boot and holding the other.
"It was as though Heath had been sent some kind of message from God," she said of the effect. "Heath couldn't write English, never mind Cyrillic. I have no idea where this came from. He did things like this constantly in the theatre school, things that made us laugh, of course, but that also made us sit back in wonder."
After Mr. LAMBERTS graduated from the National Theatre School in 1963, he was hired by John Hirsch, founding director of the Manitoba Theatre Centre, as a charter member of the Manitoba Theatre Centre's Young Company. He made his debut at the Stratford Festival in 1964, winning a Tyrone Guthrie award in his first season and again two years later. He appeared regularly at Stratford in the 1960s, playing in Love's Labour's Lost, Twelfth Night, Falstaff and Richard II, among other productions.
Christopher NEWTON, emeritus artistic director of the Shaw Festival, had a complicated relationship with Mr. LAMBERTS dating back to Stratford in the mid-1960s. Mr. LAMBERTS was an unpleasant drunk, according to Mr. NEWTON, but when he sobered up and joined Alcoholics Anonymous in the early 1980s, all his insecurities were still there. Although he could be generous and kind, he tended to turn on his fellow performers by belittling them as they came off stage and even undermining them during a performance, according to Mr. NEWTON. The terrible thing, he continued, was that you couldn't predict when his unpleasant side was going to "click in."
Mr. NEWTON hired Mr. LAMBERTS to play the title role in Tartuffe at the Vancouver Playhouse in the 1970s. He came out and stayed for three years with the company, of which Mr. NEWTON was then the artistic director. He did some wonderful work out in Vancouver, said Mr. NEWTON. He could "ride the scene" with you as an actor, he said, like skiing or surfing where you know the words are going to come and you are just with that other person and doing it. He could also "step out of a part and take the audience with him wherever he wanted to go." The tragedy of Mr. LAMBERTS, though, was that his problems getting along with people worked against his theatrical genius, said Mr. NEWTON.
Returning to Ontario, Mr. LAMBERTS acted at the Shaw Festival for 12 seasons. It was here that he was briefly married to Carole MacOMBER, a stage manager at the festival, and here, too, where he achieved his greatest acclaim as Cyrano in a production of Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Derek GOLDBY in 1982 and 1983. He trusted Mr. GOLDBY as a director, which probably helped him to deliver such a nuanced performance in a role that suited both his talents and his appearance. Mr. LAMBERTS was given an Order of Canada, mainly for his success as Cyrano.
The last time Mr. LAMBERTS and Mr. NEWTON worked together was in a Mirvish production of One for the Pot at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto in 1996. Mr. LAMBERTS won a Dora Mavor Moore award -- his third -- for his performance. "We planned that he should come back and so we looked for traditional British farces that he could do standing on his head. I sent him ideas and he sent me ideas and then suddenly I didn't hear from him and he was appearing on Broadway, without telling me."
The role was Cogsworth, the butler in the Disney production of Beauty and the Beast in 1994 and it marked the beginning of Mr. LAMBERTS's American period. Three years later, on the day after Valentine's Day, he met Pittsburgh quilter Louise SILK in New York. He was performing as the mute King Sextimus in Once Upon a Mattress with Sarah Jessica Parker at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway.
Ms. SILK was waiting at the stage door to get Ms. Parker's autograph for her two daughters when Mr. LAMBERTS walked out. She thought he was the best thing in the show and she tapped him on the shoulder to tell him so. They began talking and she eventually gave him her business card. For several months they telephoned and e-mailed until finally he drove down to Pittsburgh to visit her. On their first date, he took her to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting because "he wanted me to understand what it meant to him and what his life had been like."
Two years later, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had surgery but the cancer had already spread and he needed radiation and chemotherapy. Ms. SILK, a divorced mother of three, persuaded him to move to Pittsburgh so she could take care of him. "He lived life larger than most people," said Ms. SILK. "He was everything for me."
Mr. LAMBERTS introduced her to Buddhism, which they both practised. "It wasn't all peaches and cream," she said. "He was difficult and he wasn't happy about coming to Pittsburgh, but it [our relationship] was very real and alive and meaningful."
Mr. LAMBERTS's disease progressed and he developed a second cancer in his throat. Still he kept on acting, as his health permitted. He appeared in e-lectricity with Rick Kemp in December and was scheduled to appear as Justice Swallow in Henry IV this month at the Irish and Classical Theatre.
The week before last, his condition deteriorated and he was admitted to hospital. Ms. SILK sat by his bedside and reread their e-mail correspondence to him as he lay dying.
As she finished, he suddenly sat forward, opened his eyes and then slipped back and stopped breathing. It was his final curtain call, one that gives Ms. SILK much comfort to relate.
"He was an actor and he had to make a magnificent exit," she said.
Heath LAMBERTS was born James LANGCASTER in Toronto on December 15, 1941, the eldest of three sons of Cyril and Patricia Langcaster. He died in Pittsburgh on February 22. He was 63. He is survived by his partner Louise SILK and her children and by his two brothers. A memorial service is being planned in Toronto.

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LAMBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-10 published
I Remember
By Alex GINOU, Thursday, March 10, 2005 - Page S7
Alex GINOU of Toronto writes about Heath LAMBERTS, whose obituary appeared on March 5.
After attending one of his performances at the Shaw Festival in the summer of 1987, we invited him to visit us, at his leisure, at our home in Agincourt for an afternoon with his fans. He came and we had a delightful afternoon around the swimming pool. He swam and had everyone in the palms of his hands. It is a golden memory.

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LAMBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-12 published
Heath LAMBERTS
By David FERRY, Saturday, March 12, 2005 Page S9
David FERRY of Toronto writes about Heath LAMBERTS, whose obituary appeared on March 5.
As a young actor, graduating in the 10th class of the National Theatre School in 1973, my first theatre gig was as an apprentice at Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Heath LAMBERTS, graduate of National Theatre School's first class, was starring in Peer Gynt. He treated me terribly that summer. A senior actor in the company explained to me that Heath was threatened when I got a laugh (in a very small role) in the first read-through. I was appalled. Three years later, Heath and I were playing leading roles in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation film about the Dumbbells. He was a charming and helpful actor and apologized to me for his earlier treatment. Heath organized a wonderful wrap party at the Gunners Club. Two years ago, I was researching an article about playwright James Reaney, and I called Heath in Pittsburgh. He and classmate Martha Henry had worked with John Hirsch and Mr. Reaney at Manitoba Theatre Centre on Names and Nicknames. Heath again was open and helpful and passionate, sharing several insights to the excitement and reality of the first class from National Theatre School to go out into the new regional theatres of the sixties, breaking the ground for actors that would follow. Heath also talked of his love for his partner in Pittsburgh. I know the demons of insecurity that plagued Heath and led to his bad behaviour over the years, but I was also able to see the talent and generosity of the man.

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LAMBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-15 published
I Remember -- Heath LAMBERTS
By Donald COMBE, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 Page S7
Donald COMBE of Niagara-on-the-Lake writes about Heath LAMBERTS, whose obituary ran on March 5.
Heath LAMBERTS' 1982 and 1983 performances of Cyrano were so impressive, and his comprehension of the character so complete and original that I attended 12 performances. Each time he gave something newly insightful to the role. So great was his skill that he turned this classic hero into "everyman." He understood the humanity and fragility of this man who dared to love with no hope of any return of that love.
Heath's greatest gift was his humanity. Shortly after this performance there began for me a warm and personal relationship with Heath. It is an important and lasting Friendship that has transcended his death. My sadness was that Heath was never able to give us Hamlet. He could have shown us the "everyman" that is Hamlet.
He was a guest in my home on numerous occasions and his visits often coincided with the Loch Sloy Highland Games in Fort Erie, Ontario Heath was caught up in the tradition and ceremony and marched with the bands. There were many "private" performances for me and Friends, little vignettes of human foibles.
They were powerful observations of the human condition and roles as important as Cyrano.

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LAMBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
LAMBERTS, 63, stage's mirth master
By Robert CREW, Arts Writer
He was a comic genius with a troubled soul, a man able to leave a whole theatre helpless with laughter.
Toronto-born Heath LAMBERTS, for many years a mainstay at the Shaw Festival, died early yesterday in a Pittsburgh hospital.
"He was a genius," said Andrew Paul, artistic director of the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. "I don't use that word lightly. There are very few people that have the sort of skills he has as a comedic actor and a clown."
LAMBERTS had been in remission after being diagnosed with cancer about five years ago, but had a recurrence recently and the cancer had spread to his vital organs, said Paul.
At one time LAMBERTS was, without a doubt, Canada's favourite farceur. His 12 seasons at the Shaw Festival between 1974 and 1985 were filled with wildly successful productions of light fare such as One for the Pot, Tons of Money and A Flea in Her Ear.
An actor of bustling energy and razor-sharp timing, his supreme comic gifts won him a Dora Award in 1981 for his performance as Pseudolus in a Toronto production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
But it was a production of Cyrano de Bergerac, staged at the Shaw in 1982 and 1983 and revived at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in 1985, that confirmed that his talents extended far deeper.
His deeply romantic Cyrano made you laugh then made you cry, finally breaking your heart. It won him his second Dora.
"This is one occasion where you can use the phrase 'God-given,'" Barry MacGREGOR, who acted with LAMBERTS on many occasions, said of LAMBERTS yesterday.
"He was brilliant at making people laugh but was sometimes impossible to work with. He had a lot of demons and didn't suffer fools gladly.
"I think he expected anyone who was working with him to have the same intense concentration that he had."
LAMBERTS was a practising Buddhist for many years, restlessly seeking for self-knowledge and enlightenment. Media interviews with him were volatile and unpredictable.
Born James LANCASTER in 1941, LAMBERTS began his career as a boy soprano with the Toronto Opera Company. He was a member of the first class (along with Martha Henry and Diana Leblanc) at the newly opened National Theatre School in Montreal in 1960.
Jim SSAINTWRENCE was a childhood friend who knew LAMBERTS from the days that they were both boy sopranos.
"He prided himself that he never had another job other than acting," he said.
After graduating in 1963 and winning the Toronto Telegram Award for Most Promising Newcomer, he joined the Stratford Festival, winning two Guthrie Awards.
In addition to his acclaimed work at the Shaw Festival, he excelled in a number of high-profile roles at the Vancouver Playhouse in the late 1970s.
The parting with the Shaw Festival was less than happy but LAMBERTS then made a number of appearances in Toronto, notably in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross in 1987 and a revival of One for the Pot in 1996. The latter won him his third Dora.
LAMBERTS was named to the Order of Canada in 1987.
He also had a successful run on Broadway in the Disney production Beauty and the Beast. in the mid-1990s. He then starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in the 1996-7 New York production of Once Upon a Mattress.
LAMBERTS' career had slowed over the last few years. He busied himself with supporting comedic roles that didn't interfere with his cancer treatments.
He had moved to Pittsburgh a few years ago because he was in a relationship with a woman there, and because of the health care available, said Paul.
Jennifer PHIPPS, who performed with LAMBERTS in several productions at the Shaw Festival, remembered him as a "marvellous, wonderful comic.
"I always thought he was extraordinarily funny."
Many, many thousands of theatregoers would agree.
With files from Canadian Press

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LAMBERTUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-21 published
DALTON, Irene
Of Kingsbridge entered eternal life on October 19, 2005, in her 91st year at University Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dennis DALTON. Dear mother of Maria and Gordon HARDCASTLE of Dorchester, Brian and Ruth DALTON of Ripley, Alice JULIAN of Apple Valley, California, Maurice and Dianne DALTON of Kincardine, Frances and Arnold MARSMAN of London. Loving grandmother of 10 grand and 10 great-grandchildren. Left to mourn her absence are her sisters Loretta MEYER, Florence LAMBERTUS both of London, her sister-in-law Helen LAMBERTUS of Mount Hope and brother-in-law Father Mike DALTON of Courtland. Predeceased by her dear grand_son Chris DALTON, her sisters Sister Elizabeth, Sister Jane Frances, Theresa LANNAN and brother Wilfred LAMBERTUS and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. A special thank you to the staff of Mount Hope and University Hospital for their care of Irene. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, 524-7345

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LAMBERTUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
DALTON, Irene
Of Kingsbridge entered eternal life on October 19, 2005, in her 91st year at University Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dennis DALTON. Dear mother of Maria and Gordon HARDCASTLE of Dorchester, Brian and Ruth DALTON of Ripley, Alice JULIAN of Apple Valley, California, Maurice and Dianne DALTON of Kincardine, Frances and Arnold MARSMAN of London. Loving grandmother of 10 grand and 10 great-grandchildren. Left to mourn her absence are her sisters Loretta MEYER, Florence LAMBERTUS both of London, her sister-in-law Helen LAMBERTUS of Mount Hope and brother-in-law Father Mike DALTON of Courtland. Predeceased by her dear grand_son Chris DALTON, her sisters Sister Elizabeth, Sister Jane Frances, Theresa LANNAN and brother Wilfred LAMBERTUS and many brothers and sisters-in-law. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 10-11 a.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kingsbridge on Monday at 12 noon. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. A special thank you to the staff of Mount Hope and University Hospital for their care of Irene. Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday evening at 8: 30.

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LAMBERTUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
EASBY, Lucinda
Peacefully at the Peel Memorial Hospital on April 2, 2005. Lucinda, beloved wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Joan and her husband Harold LAMBERTUS, Sally and her husband James VIEIRA and Beverley and her husband Stephen HONEY. Dear grandmother of Kelly, Harold, Christine, Rob, Michelle, John and Katie. Lovingly remembered great-grandmother of Zachary, Jake, Josh, Mitchell, Dylan, Julia, Jenna and Shelby. Mrs. EASBY is resting at the Scott Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas St. East (one block west of Cawthra Rd.), 905-272-4040 for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon, April 6, 2005 at 1 o'clock in the chapel. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Parkinson Society would be greatly appreciated.

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LAMBIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-13 published
HARPER, Gaye Scott " Gayle" (née LAMBIE)
(Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church) Gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, May 12, 2005, Gayle (née LAMBIE,) in her 58th year. Loving mother of Beverly and her husband Phil ASTILL of Oshawa, Jayme HARPER of Calgary, and Jeffery and his wife Colleen HARPER of Oshawa. Loving grandmother of Chelsea and Cassidy ASTILL, Luke and Regan HARPER, and dear sister of Darlene and her husband Ted ROBERTS of Mississauga, David and his wife Marcel LAMBIE of Barrie, Dawn and her husband David HARPER of Etobicoke, Charmaine and her husband Gord HUNTER of Bramalea, and Laura and her husband David JEWERS of Mississauga. Relatives and Friends will be received at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Service Monday 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 461 Phillip Murray Ave., Oshawa. Cremation. Donations made in memory of Gayle to Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Oshawa General Hospital Foundation, new Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by her family.

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LAMBKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-21 published
HOLM, Helle
It is with the greatest sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved Helle on October 10, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre. Left to cherish the memories of their Mother and Grandmother are Nina (Terry) LAMBKIN, Rick (Jenn) LAMBKIN, and Tanya (Dean) LAMBKIN, and precious grandchildren, Berkley, Isabella, Brooklynn, Nolan and Maria. Helle will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her many dear Friends. A Memorial gathering will be held at The Cardinal Funeral Home "Earle Elliott" Chapel (715 Dovercourt Road, Ossington Subway Station - Delaware Exit) on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. Helle's ashes will be laid to rest at a later date. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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LAMBOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
LAMBOS, Thomas
After a brief illness, on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Sophie (née JANETOS.) Sadly missed by his brother-in-law Dr. Peter JANETOS and sister-in-law Mary LAGANIS. Tom will be lovingly remembered by nephews, nieces, family and Friends. Private family services have taken place.

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LAMBOURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
PATRICK, Marjorie Anne (née LAMBOURN) (1929-2005)
Marjorie Anne PATRICK (née LAMBOURN,) of London West Ontario, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 20, 2005 in her 76th year. Anne was a life long (37 years) Bell Canada employee (traffic analyst), member of the Bell Pioneers Association, and life member of St. George's Anglican Parish, Wharncliffe Road, London. Loving daughter of James and Annie (McMURPHY) LAMBOURN. Predeceased by brother Richard James LAMBOURN and wife Gilbert and dear sister Betty Elie. Aunt Anne is survived by her beloved pet cat Pip, her brothers George A. LAMBOURN (London) and Ross John LAMBOURN (Brampton) and brother-in-law Marcel ELIE (Burlington,) sisters-in-law Irene LAMBOURN and Irma LAMBOURN, nieces Jane LAMBOURN- MILLER and husband Joseph MILLER and Julie Anne (J.A.) BASKETTE and husband John BASKETTE, of London and nephew James ELIE and wife Susan of Burlington, Ontario. Anne was a great-aunt to Michael Patrick Lambourn MILLER, Gibson Frazer George MILLER, of London, and Mark, Nicole and Katherine ELIE, of Burlington, Ontario.
Anne will be remembered as a Trillium Award Winner, Heritage Home owner, avid gardener (Tour of Homes, 197) Fanshawe College Alumna and world traveller. Anne was a dedicated member of the Progressive Conservative Party. Anne will be sorely missed by dear family and Friends, especially her niece, companion and God Daughter, Julie Anne, along with Shirley (Fraleigh) CARSON, Nettie SHARPE, and June ECKHART. Anne and her family wish to thank the kind efforts of the attending London Police officers, fire department and neighbours, particularly Eric HOLT and nephew, Brian. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Sunday, January 23, 2005 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. followed by tea in the Parish Hall. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anne are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Humane Society.
"This kiss of the sun, for pardon. The song of the birds for mirth. One is nearer God's heart in the garden, than anywhere else on earth."

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LAMBOURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
LAMBOURN, Irene Eva (née ALLARD)
Peacefully and with love and angels, surrounded by family and staff, Irene Eva LAMBOURN (née ALLARD) left us with a song in our hearts' in her 79th year on Sunday, February 13, 2005, at Chelsey Park Nursing Home. Irene will be especially missed by her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, George Archibald LAMBOURN, loving daughters, Nancy Jane LAMBOURN- MILLER and Julie Anne BASKETTE, sons-in-law Joseph MILLER, John BASKETTE, and grand_sons, Michael and Gibson MILLER. Her sisters: Julie MacKINNON, Denise ROSS, Elaine DEFRIES, of Winnipeg, and Donalda BLAAUW and Patsy QUANTRILL of London, along with brothers-in-law, Albert ROSS, Danny DEFRIES and Ralph BLAAUW and cousin Katherine DAVIES, were a comfort to Irene and her immediate family, during her final hours. Predeceased by brother, Earnest ALLARD, 1974, mother, Marie Louise and father, Octave Napoleon ALLARD. Irene is survived by many nieces and nephews and two brothers, Victor and Phillip and sisters-in-law, Mary (ALLARD,) Judy and Nellie of Winnipeg and many Friends. Dear sister-in-law of Ross and Irma LAMBOURN, Marcel ELIE and the late Betty ELIE, Anne PATRICK, and Dick and Gilbert LAMBOURN.
A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Irene was a retired Eaton's employee in Winnipeg and in London. She was an adventuresome traveller, dancer, music lover, golfer and skier. Irene was a winter resident of Tippecanoe Village in Zephyr Hills, Florida, and winner of many bowling and shuffleboard championships. She was a member of the Bethlehem Chapter of the Eastern Star, St. George's Anglican Church, and the Progressive Conservative Party of London. Thanks to Dr. Karen LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and the commendable nursing staff and personal care workers and attendants at Chelsey Park, along with The Music Makers, who brightened up mom's Thursday mornings with their wonderful music. Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. N. on Monday, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Rd. N. on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 3 p.m. with visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Lunch and music to follow in St. George's Parish Hall. The voice of untold stories, the smile that lit the night, the voice speaks now, the light shines bright, forever in our hearts.

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LAMBOURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
LAMBOURN, Irene Eva (née ALLARD)
Peacefully and with love and angels, surrounded by family and staff, Irene Eva LAMBOURN (née ALLARD) left us with a song in our hearts' in her 79th year on Sunday, February 13, 2005, at Chelsey Park Nursing Home. Irene will be especially missed by her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, George Archibald LAMBOURN, loving daughters, Nancy Jane LAMBOURN- MILLER and Julie Anne BASKETTE, sons-in-law Joseph MILLER, John BASKETTE, and grand_sons, Michael and Gibson MILLER. Her sisters: Julie MacKINNON, Denise ROSS, Elaine DEFRIES, of Winnipeg, and Donalda BLAAUW and Patsy QUANTRILL of London, along with brothers-in-law, Albert ROSS, Danny DEFRIES and Ralph BLAAUW and cousin Katherine DAVIES, were a comfort to Irene and her immediate family, during her final hours. Predeceased by brother, Earnest ALLARD, 1974, mother, Marie Louise and father, Octave Napoleon ALLARD. Irene is survived by many nieces and nephews and two brothers, Victor and Phillip and sisters-in-law, Mary (ALLARD,) Judy and Nellie of Winnipeg and many Friends. Dear sister-in-law of Ross and Irma LAMBOURN, Marcel ELIE and the late Betty ELIE, Anne PATRICK, and Dick and Gilbert LAMBOURN.
A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Irene was a retired Eaton's employee in Winnipeg and in London. She was an adventuresome traveller, dancer, music lover, golfer and skier. Irene was a winter resident of Tippecanoe Village in Zephyr Hills, Florida, and winner of many bowling and shuffleboard championships. She was a member of the Bethlehem Chapter of the Eastern Star, St. George's Anglican Church, and the Progressive Conservative Party of London. Thanks to Dr. Karen LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and the commendable nursing staff and personal care workers and attendants at Chelsey Park, along with The Music Makers, who brightened up mom's Thursday mornings with their wonderful music. Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. N. on Monday, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Rd. N. on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 3 p.m. with visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Lunch and music to follow in St. George's Parish Hall. The voice of untold stories, the smile that lit the night, the voice speaks now, the light shines bright, forever in our hearts.

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LAMBOURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
CASSIBO, Arthur
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Arthur who passed away one year ago today.
This past year without you
Is the hardest we've ever known.
We treasure every thought of you,
And keep them as our own.
Although we cannot see you
You are with us night and day.
For the love that was between us
Death cannot take away.
The nexttime we willsee you
Will be at Heaven's Doors
You'll be there to greet us
And we willcry no more.
We'll put our arms around you
And kiss your smiling face
Than the pieces of our broken hearts
Will fall back into place.
People tell us we have memories
But they don't understand
How can we hug a memory
Or hold a memory's hand.
If tears could built a stairway
And memories a lane
We'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
Deeply loved and missed by wife Marjorie, children Heather (Mike) CLARKSON, Cindy (John) LAMBOURN and Dave (Tina) CASSIBO, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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LAMBOURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-25 published
JAQUES, Helen (ANDERSON)
At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Monday, May 24, 2005 Helen (ANDERSON) JAQUES, formerly of Usborne Township in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Ross JAQUES of Hensall. Dear mother of John and Marie JAQUES of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Matthew of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Andrea of Clinton, Isaac of Woodham and great-grandmother of Savannah. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Arnold and Lois ANDERSON of Saint Marys, Audrey and John LAMBOURN of Granton, George and Jean ANDERSON of New Hamburg, Viola ANDERSON of Saint Marys, Eileen and Howard HODGSON of Saint Marys, Velma and Alvin LEONHARDT of Brodhagan, Lloyd and Betty ANDERSON of North Buxton and Cliff and Leona JAQUES of Exeter. Predeceased by a sister Noreen ANDERSON. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 1: 30 p.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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LAMBOURN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
MIDDLETON , Valbert "Val" C.
Suddenly at his late residence in Granton, on Sunday, October 23, 2005 Valbert (Val) C. MIDDLETON in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (PRATT) MIDDLETON (2001.) Dear father of Linda and Don CLIPPERTON and Charlene and Brian KNAPMAN all of London and Carol, Fred and Dan MIDDLETON all of Granton. Dear grandfather of Jamie and Teresa CLIPPERTON, Shane and Shari CLIPPERTON and Timmy CLIPPERTON; Derek MIDDLETON;; and Lacey and Kyle KNAPMAN and great-grandfather of Travis, Dustin, Katie and Sam CLIPPERTON. Also survived by sisters Laurette and Jessie and brothers Marvin, Lyle and Glen. Special friend of Bonnie and Ken LAMBOURN. Predeceased by a daughter Sharon, sisters Viola and Pearl and brothers Gerald, Delbert, Robert and Bill. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Douglas STORY officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, London. Donations to Parkwood Hospital Foundation for Veterans would be appreciated by the family. There will be a masonic service in the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. under the auspices of Granton Lodge #483 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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LAMBRECH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
LAMBRECHTSE, William " Bill"
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005, Mr. William "Bill" LAMBRECHTSE of London in his 58th year. Dear brother of Lee LAMBRECH and his wife Mary Ann and uncle to their children: Anita and Michael. son of the late Leonard and Adriana LAMBRECHTSE and step-son of the late Charlotte LAMBRECHTSE. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, October 29th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the charity of their choice.

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LAMBRECHTSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
LAMBRECHTSE, William " Bill"
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005, Mr. William "Bill" LAMBRECHTSE of London in his 58th year. Dear brother of Lee LAMBRECH and his wife Mary Ann and uncle to their children: Anita and Michael. son of the late Leonard and Adriana LAMBRECHTSE and step-son of the late Charlotte LAMBRECHTSE. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, October 29th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the charity of their choice.

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LAMBREGTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
LAMBREGTS, Henry
In Ottawa on Saturday, October 15, 2005, Henry LAMBREGTS of Ottawa and formerly of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Nellie LAMBREGTS. He is survived by his children Rieky STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Colin) of Ottawa, Lorraine LAMBREGTS of Montreal and Janet LAMBREGTS of Guelph. Also loved by his grandchildren Netami and Beth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Survived by his sister Audrey LOOMANS of Mitchell and by his family in the Netherlands. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Divine, 390 Baseline Road West, on Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Henry are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. (Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793, entrusted with arrangements).

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LAMBREGTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-25 published
LAMBREGTS, Henry
In Ottawa, on Saturday, October 15, 2005, Henry LAMBREGTS of Ottawa, and formerly of London, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Nellie LAMBREGTS, he is survived by his children Rieky STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Colin) of Ottawa, Lorraine LAMBREGTS of Montreal and Janet LAMBREGTS of Guelph. Also loved by his grandchildren Netami and Beth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Survived by his sister Audrey LOOMANS of Mitchell and by his family in the Netherlands. The funeral mass was celebrated at Saint John the Divine, 390 Baseline Road West, on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment at St. Peters Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation, in memory of Henry, are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. (Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793, entrusted with arrangements.)

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LAMBSHEAD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-01 published
HUGILL, M. Jean (GARNER)
Passed away peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll on Monday, August 29, 2005, M. Jean (GARNER) HUGILL, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Carl F. HUGILL (1967.) Beloved mother of Robert and Doreen of Mt. Elgin. Dear grandmother of Cheryl and Harry KOZAK of Kitchener, the late Susan PATON (1995) and Duane and Heather PATON of Mt. Elgin. Special great grandmother of Allison, Clark and Blair PATON, Joshua and Luke KOZAK and Ginger and Shane BRUNSDON. Sister of Bill and Ellen GARNER of Rockwood, Ontario. Predeceased by infant great grand_son Blake PATON, sister Leila ROWAN and brother Lorne GARNER. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Thursday, September 1st, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, September 2nd 12: 30-1:30 p.m. followed by funeral service at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend John LAMBSHEAD of First Baptist Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the First Baptist Church or Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to the staff of Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll for all their care and kindness.

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LAMBSHEAD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
KEASEY, John
The family of the late John KEASEY would like to express their sincere thanks for the visits, cards, flowers, memorial donations, food brought to our home, and messages of condolences. Thanks to all the staff at Oxford Regional Nursing Home for the care they gave John. Special thanks to Harland Betzner Funeral Home and staff for all the help and kindness shown to us at a difficult time. Thanks to Reverend LAMBSHEAD and Reverend WATT for their prayers and compassionate service. Also thanks to John's brother Frank for his reading and memories of John's younger days. Also thanks to Reverend DAVEY for his visit to John at the Nursing Home. Thanks to the Innerkip Presbyterian Ladies' Aid for the lovely lunch with Kim KEASEY's help. Your kindness and support will always be remembered. Doris, Marie, Donna, Mark and Celine, Shawn and Ann KEASEY.

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LAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-01 published
LAMER, André René
Died peacefully early Thursday morning, October 27, 2005 in Bermuda. He is survived by his wife Fiona, his sons René and Christian, his daughter Catie and daughter-in-law Suzan SMITH and by his nieces Faith CONYERS (Harold) and Karen FLOYD (Jason,) and great-niece and great-nephews Russell, Claire, Zachary, and Benjamin. Cremation took place at St. James Crematorium in Toronto on Saturday, October 29, 2005. A funeral service will follow in Bermuda.

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LAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-23 published
DONOVAN, John Brian
Accidentally, on October 28, 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. Beloved father of Beth and Katy, son of Peter and Shirley, brother of Allan, Janine and Frank. Lovingly remembered by Sian, Mona, Friends and family. Af ter a distinguished academic career as a student in Winnipeg, Toronto, Berkeley and Oxford, Brian served as law clerk for Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Antonio LAMER, and went on to practice law in Toronto and Calgary. He taught at the Faculty of Law of Dalhousie University and, in the last year of his life, at the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne. Brian treasured his time with his two daughters, Beth and Katy. He enjoyed discussing legal issues with his colleagues and students. He spoke often of the sweat lodge ceremonies that he attended with aboriginal Friends. He will be deeply missed by family and Friends. A Memorial at which family and Friends will speak in celebration of Brian's life will be held at the Faculty Common Room of the Faculty of Law, 78 Queen's Park, Toronto from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th, 2005.

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