LASAINT_D o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
LAST, Margaret Helen
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2005, in Ottawa at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Percy LAST. Loving mother of Margaret Ann ANDERSON (John) of Elora and Don LAST (Carole) of Wendover. Cherished Grandmother of Heather (Derek), Jim (Arlene,) Dave (Tomoko,) Rob and Tim ANDERSON and Andrea (Yann) and Jason LASAINT_Dear Great-grandmother of Natalie, Rachel, Erica, Clara, Anna, John and Raena. Predeceased by her sister Dorothy and brother Keith McDONALD. Helen was a member of St. Paul's Cathedral for many years until she moved to Ottawa in the mid 50's. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. with the service to be conducted at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Archdeacon Peter MOORE officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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LASANOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
ROSEHART, Sister Marilyn Catherine
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Thursday, March 24, 2005, Sister Marilyn Rosehar t (formerly Sister Edna Marie), of the Community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London, at age 68 years and in her 49th year of religious life. Marilyn is lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed by her sisters in community and by her family. Her sisters and brother have been faithfully with her especially during these past months of her illness. Marilyn is predeceased by her father Paul in 1945, her mother Edna (McELHONE) in 2002 and her brother-in-law William MUSICK in 1971. Besides her sisters and Friends in community, she is mourned by her sisters Pat MUSICK of Dundas, Gerry DYRKACZ and her husband Marvin of Calgary, Alberta, Jean MECH and her husband Bob of Hamilton, Ginny LASANOWSKI and her husband Stan of Guelph and her brother Paul and wife Sharon of Elora. Many nieces and nephews will remember their aunt as someone who was vitally interested in their lives - Lynn, Michelle, Lisa, Lori, Erica, Paula, Paul, Tom, Mike and Mark. Marilyn's memory and vital spirit will be kept alive for the next generation of great nieces and nephews. They will carry the goodness of her spirit into the future. Marilyn was raised in Simcoe and grew up in a close-knit family where the seeds of responsibility, faith and respect for people were planted. She had training in both administration and in spiritual direction and these gifts led her to administrative work in St. Joseph's Hospital in London and Chatham as well as Saint Mary's Hospital. She also served in leadership positions within the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. More recently she worked at St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre where she became friend to so many volunteers and clients alike. Her warmth, sensitive spirit, keen wit and good old-fashioned practicality created many lasting relationships. She had a tenacious sense of what needed to be done and did not let apparent obstacles deter her. Her Friends always knew her as someone who supported and encouraged their endeavours. For the last six years she was a co-director at Medaille Spirituality Centre where she enjoyed creating space for others to rest and to reflect. Her sense of the beautiful and her passion for hospitality to others were two strong strands of her own spirituality. Marilyn and those close to her are so appreciative of the many people who were part of the last phase of her journey into God. In particular we wish to extend gratitude to the nursing staff at Parkwood Palliative Care and Dr. John SWIFT for their day to day care and encouraging words. Dr. Kelly REGAN and Dr. Seema LUKE played significant roles in getting Marilyn the care that she needed. The Palliative Care Out reach Team were such a wonderful and constant support. Resting at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1486 Richmond Street, N., London on Monday, March 28, 2005 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 2005 from 9 a.m. until 10: 15 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Chapel, Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1486 Richmond Street, N., London on Tuesday, March 29 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. The Vigil Service will be at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 7: 30 p.m. At the request of her family and in keeping with Marilyn's spirit, in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre, London, would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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LASCELLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
ADAMSON, John N. " Jack"
Suddenly, on Friday, November 4, 2005. Jack ADAMSON, age 74 years. Dear father of John ADAMSON of Burlington, and Paula ADAMSON of Cincinnati. Jack will be sadly missed by Sheilah ADAMSON, Ed MUSCAT (his business partner of over 30 years,) Bridget and Jo Anne, and all the staff. Jack will be missed by his friend Eileen LASCELLES. Jack generosity, humour and zest for life will be greatly missed. Visitation at the Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Monday from 5-10 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated.

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LASENBY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
LASENBY, Jeanne Marie (née ROWAN)
At University Hospital on Thursday, September 8, 2005, Jeanne Marie (ROWAN) LASENBY of London in her 85th year entered into the Lord's keeping. Beloved wife of the late Harvey LASENBY. Dear mother of Heather and her husband Richard BUNNELL of Indiana and Lynda and her husband John VANDERAA of London. Dearly loved by her precious grandchildren Erik and Kirstin and step-grandchildren Kim, Bonnie and Jeff. Beloved great-grandmother (G.G.) of Jonathan, Josh, Sindi, Jace, and Jaymie. Predeceased by her parents Laura and Andrew ROWAN, Carrot River, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by one sister Andria and three brothers Jack, David, and Gordon. Jeanne was a member of the Canadian Women's Army Corps from 1941-1946. The family will receive Friends at the Lloyd R. Neeham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London) on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Jeanne's funeral service will take place at Rowntree Memorial Church (156 Elliott Street, London) on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Meanwhile these three remain: faith-hope-love and the greatest of these is love-1st Corinthians 3-13. As a family tradition a Rowan tree has been planted as a "living memorial". Memorial donations to Rowntree Memorial Church or a charity of choice. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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LASENBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
CRAGG, Dr. Charles Edward Allen "Ted"
Died peacefully with his family around him at Royal Gardens, Tuesday, March 1st. Born in London, England, July 30, 1920. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence (TREBILCOCK;) his children Dr. Paul CRAGG (Leigh,) Elizabeth LASENBY (Roger,) and his loving grandchildren Sarah, Scott, Ted, Jason, Steven and Andy, plus great-grandchildren Osha and Aislin. Visitation will be Friday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church, 441 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, followed by a service at 1 p.m. A reception will be held between 2: 30 and 4:00 p.m. at Royal Gardens Retirement Residence, 1160 Clonsilla Ave., Peterborough. Donations to the Parkinson's Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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LASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-16 published
LASH, Andrew John (November 11, 1960-April 12, 2005)
The family of Andrew LASH announces with sorrow his death Tuesday April 12, at his home in Toronto, at the age of 44. Andrew leaves his father Michael, his sisters Gillian Louise LASH and Cynthia Jane RAYNER and her spouse Simon, his nephew Benjamin John and niece Katherine Isabella RAYNER and countless Friends in Canada and around the world. A memorial service is to be held at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto on Monday April 18 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (620 Colborne Street Suite 301, London, Ontario N6B 2V2).

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LASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
ASHWORTH, Gordon Vincent
Died peacefully, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at the family cottage at Big Bay Point, Lake Simcoe, with his wife Joan at his side. Gordon was the son of the late Harold and Florence ASHWORTH. Brother of Joan VANKLEEF and the late Allan ASHWORTH. Beloved father of John ASHWORTH (Doris GAGNIER), Beth ASHWORTH- McCONNELL (Gary McCONNELL) and Peter ASHWORTH (Wendy LASH.) Beloved grandfather of Michelle, David and Nicole ASHWORTH; Chris, Mark, Kevin, Maegan and Michael McCONNELL; Sophie and Ben ASHWORTH. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure's Church, 1300 Leslie Street at 10: 30 a.m. on Monday, October 17. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto, 26 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1C6.

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LASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
PIRIE, Jean Margaret Alexander (née SKENE)
Passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2005. Margaret PIRIE, dearly beloved wife of the late Frederick Roy PIRIE. Much loved mother of daughter Jeanne Alexander and son-in-law Gordon MacFARLANE. Loving grandmother of granddaughter Susan and her husband Gregory LASH, grand_sons Jeffrey, Gregory, Matthew, Jonathan, granddaughter Jennifer and great-grandmother of great-granddaughters Samantha, Tabitha and Hannah. Dear sister of Aldeen CAWLEY. Margaret was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her sisters-in-law Evelyn and Olive and all of her nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at Parklawn Cemetery on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Newediuk Funeral Home, 416-745-7555.

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LASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-04 published
LESZCZ, Arie " Leon"
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 2, 2005. Loving and devoted husband of Hannah for 52 years. Caring father of Dalia and Larry ZAVIER, and Ayal LESH and Edna HUSSMAN. Adoring Saba of Elisha, Corey and Jeremy. Survived by brother Jimmy LASH. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Lodzer section. Shiva at 136 Brickstone Circle, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund (416) 487-5246.

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LASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
LASH, Andrew John (November 11, 1960-April 12, 2005)
The family of Andrew LASH announces with sorrow his death, Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at his home in Toronto, at the age of 44. Andrew leaves his father Michael; his sisters Gillian Louise LASH, and Cynthia Jane RAYNER and her spouse Simon; his nephew Benjamin John and niece Katherine Isabella RAYNER; and countless Friends in Canada and around the world. A Memorial Service is to be held at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto, on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (620 Colborne Street, Suite 301, London, Ontario N6B 2V2).

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LASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-05 published
MARCHAK, Victoria
Passed away at home on Monday, October 3rd, 2005, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late John MARCHAK. Cherished mother of Deanna LASH (late Morris,) devoted grandmother of Greg (Susan) and Vickie (Peter). Dear great-grandmother of Sam, Tabi and Hannah. A vibrant soul to so many for so long, Victoria will be forever missed. Special thanks to Angella for being so good to our "Baba". Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday, October 6th, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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LASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-14 published
ASHWORTH, Gordon Vincent
Died peacefully, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at the family cottage at Big Bay Point, Lake Simcoe, with his wife Joan at his side. Gordon was the son of the late Harold and Florence ASHWORTH. Brother of Joan VANKLEEF and the late Allan ASHWORTH. Beloved father of John ASHWORTH (Doris GAGNIER), Beth ASHWORTH- McCONNELL (Gary McCONNELL) and Peter ASHWORTH (Wendy LASH.) Beloved grandfather of Michelle, David and Nicole ASHWORTH; Chris, Mark, Kevin, Maegan and Michael McCONNELL; Sophie and Ben ASHWORTH. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure's Church, 1300 Leslie Street at 10: 30 a.m. on Monday, October 17. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto, 26 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1C6.

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LASHBROOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-24 published
LASHBROOK, Louise (née MARSHALL)
Louise LASHBROOK of Greenwood Court, 90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 22, 2005, in her 90th year. Born in Sparta on June 20, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Harry MARSHALL and the former Myrtle BANGHART. Louise was a long time resident of London and moved to Stratford in 2001. She had taught school in London for most of her life and was very active in Wesley-Knox, Byron and Colborne Street United Churches. She was an avid bridge player. Beloved wife of Ralph Edward LASHBROOK for 62 years. Dear mother of Nancy and husband John PATTERSON of Stratford. Special nana to Tom PATTERSON, Dr. Wendy MARTIN and Julie PATTERSON. Also special nana to Heather, Jeff and Clarissa DIAMOND. Predeceased by grand_sons Brook and Ted PATTERSON. Dear sister of Barbara and husband Harry SING of London. Also survived by sisters-in-law Del MARSHALL and Christine GAYDOS both of London and several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by a brother Charles MARSHALL. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and Friends may call at Greenwood Court Chapel, 90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford on Tuesday, September 27th from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Reverend Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA of Central United Church, Stratford and Reverend David CARROTHERS of Colborne Street United Church, London will officiate. Interment of cremated remains will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Greenwood Court or L'Arche Stratford through the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford at 1-519-271-5062.

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LASHBROOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-30 published
LASHBROOK, Howard Franklin
Passed away at Humber River Regional Hospital on Monday, November 28, 2005 at age 93. Beloved husband of Helen. Dear brother of Lorena DARVELL. Howard will be remembered by all his family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Saturday, December 3, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

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LASHBROOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-30 published
LASHBROOK, Howard Franklin
Passed away at Humber River Regional Hospital on Monday, November 28, 2005. Beloved husband of Helen. Dear brother of Lorena DARRELL. Howard will be remembered by all his family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Saturday, December 3, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

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LASHEVSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
SZUBA, Wladyslaw
On the morning of May 24th, 2005 passed on from this beautiful world to join his belated and beloved wife Cecylia who had peacefully passed on May 25th, 1998. Beloved father of Alexander, Kristine and her husband Tom. Wladyslaw was cherished by his dearest sister Josephine and brother Joseph along with all the dear relatives in Poland. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews in Canada, including Diana, Georges, Tom, Kandyd, Ursula, Eddy, Mark and Marisha. Wladyslaw was born in Krakow, Poland on May 25, 1921 and survived 5 years of the prison labour camps of World War Two. Arriving in Canada in 1949 was a blessing he cherished every day of his life. Our sincere gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate doctors and nurses of the Cardiac Intensive Care Units at Sunnybrook & Women's College Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. E. CRYSTAL, Dr. A. DICK, Dr. I. LASHEVSKY, Dr. J. DUBBIN and Dr. SPEARS. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 26th. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday morning at 11 o'clock at St. Bonaventure's Church (Father BONIFACE officiating), 1300 Leslie Street. Interment York Cemetery. If desired, donations to Schulich Heart Centre, c/o Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, would be greatly appreciated by the family. May God Bless you Tata and may your loving spirit rest peacefully forever.

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LASHLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
LASHLEY, Aubrey
Peacefully on Sunday, February 13, 2005, at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. Aubrey, in his 89th year, beloved husband of Joan, for the past 50 years. Loving father of Paul, Dianne, David, Barb, Wayne and Sheree. Cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 9 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Sheila and Audrey. Predeceased by two sisters and one brother. A memorial service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, Trafalgar Rd. and 15 Sideroad on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at one o'clock. Reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation has taken place. In memory, contributions to the Alzheimer Foundation would be appreciated. For further information or to send expressions of sympathy 905-877-3631 or www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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LASHMORE o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-01-12 published
ROTHERY, Marilyn Eloise (née FITZGERALD)
Marilyn Eloise ROTHERY (FITZGERALD) a resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Sunday, January 2, 2005. Daughter of the late Ernest FITZGERALD and the former Jean CARR. Marilyn is survived by twin daughters Janice and her husband Bob GURD and Janet and her husband Brian LASHMORE and one son Jim and his wife Deb ROTHERY all of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Jennifer and David MIREAULT, Stephanie and Darrin LAURIN, Rob GURD, Kristen and Jay ROTHERY, Mickey and Julie LASHMORE. Great grandmother of Wade, Cody, Shyanna, Jacob and Jessica; brothers William FITZGERALD and his wife Grace R.R.#5 Dresden and Gordon FITZGERALD and his wife Norma of Port Lambton; sisters Ruth Ann FITZGERALD of London and Carolyn and her husband Tim CUMMINGS of Chatham; Several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive. One brother Hugh FITZGERALD predeceased 1981. Funeral service was held at Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, in Wallaceburg, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Reg BABBEY officiating. Memories of Marilyn were shared by granddaughter Jennifer MIREAULT. Pallbearers were nephews, Barry FITZGERALD, Bob FITZGERALD, Ben CUMMINGS, and grand_sons Jay ROTHERY, Rob GURD and great grand_son Wade GURD. The flowerbearers were Cody GURD and Shyanna ERMATINGER. A time of fellowship and refreshment followed at the Cavanagh Reception Centre. Interment took place in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Arthritis Society, Terry Fox Run, Heart and Stroke or the Diabetes Association may be left at the funeral home. (519) 627-3231.

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LASHMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-04 published
ROTHERY, Marilyn Eloise (née FITZGERALD)
Marilyn Eloise ROTHERY, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at the age of 73. Beloved daughter of the late Ernie and Jean (CARR) FITZGERALD. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Janice and Bob GURD, Janet and Brian LASHMORE and Jim and Deb ROTHERY, all of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Jennifer and David MIREAULT, Stephanie and Darrin LAURIN, Rob GURD, Mickey and Julie LASHMORE and Kristen and Jay ROTHERY. Great-grandmother of Wade, Cody, Jacob, Justin and Shyanna. Sister of Bill and Grace FITZGERALD of Dresden, Gordon and Norma FITZGERALD of Port Lambton, Ruthann FITZGERALD of London, Caroline and Tim CUMMINGS of Chatham and the later Hugh (1983.) Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 5 at 1 p.m. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow at the Cavanagh Reception Centre. If desired, remembrances to the Arthritis Society, Terry Fox Run, Heart and Stroke or the Diabetes Association may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231.

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LASHMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-21 published
McLENON, Ruth E. " Dolly"
Peacefully at Leisure World, Brantford, on June 19th, 2005, Mrs. Ruth E. (Dolly) McLENON in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas McLENON (1980.) Survived by many nieces and nephews and her sister Patricia ROPER of London. Predeceased by her sister Margaret LASHMORE and her brother Jim C. LOVELOCK. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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LASICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
TURALINSKI, Eva
Passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga in her 79th year. Beloved mother of Ed and Cathy, Ronald and Mary LASICA and Susan and Brian MICHIE. Loving grandmother of Ron, Krystle, Jonathan, Jessica, Agnieszka, Lynn and Adam. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, April 27 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

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LASKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
SHORT, Jim
The funeral service for Jim SHORT was held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia with Pastors Doug GRIFFIN and Byron WITHENSHAW of New Horizon's Community Church officiating. The organist was Colleen FYFE and her husband Dave lead everyone in singing two of Jim's favourite hymns “We Are One In The Spirit&rdquo and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Heartfelt tributes were given by Ken SHORT, Jim PROWSE and Peter LASKEY. Pallbearers were Colin CURRIE, Neil MURRAY, Ben SYER, Herb DEWITT, Tony BEAULIEU and Al BUTSON. Interment followed in Resurrection Cemetery. James was an avid car enthusiast and member of Southern Ontario Street Rods Inc. since 1970, he was a salesman with MacFarlane Chev Olds Ltd.
Beloved husband of Lynda (SYER) SHORT. Dear son of Laura RAYMENT of Chatham. Son-in-law of Eileen SYER of Sarnia. Dear brother of Ken and Carol SHORT of Manitoulin Island and Craig and Barb SHORT of Corunna. Brother-in-law of Bob and Valerie SYER of Kitchener, Nancy SYER of Windsor, Dave and Donna SYER, of Sarnia. Survived by several nieces and nephews and two buddies Lady and Smokey. Sadly missed by many dear Friends and family. Predeceased by father Lloyd SHORT and father-in-law Art SYER. Jim passed away peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on March 19, 2005.

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LASKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-04 published
VAN GRINSVEN, Martina " Tiny" (TIMMERS)
With peace and dignity in the company of her devoted family in the comfort of her home on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005. Tiny (Martina TIMMERS) of Strathroy at the age of 72 passed on to join hands with her soul mate John VAN GRINSVEN. Beloved wife of the late John VAN GRINSVEN. Adoring and dedicated mother of Margaret (Roy) GILL, Mary and Mark LASKEY, Murray and Tammy VAN GRINSVEN, Angela and Arno JANSSEN, Teresa and Ron FISCHTNER. Proud Oma / Grandma to Rodney and Nicole GILL, Geoffrey LASKEY, Jonathon, Matthew and Maddison VAN GRINSVEN, Gary, Tommy, Steven and Tina JANSSEN Ronny and Malyn FISCHTNER. Loving great-grandmother to Riley, Herizon and Lia. Survived by her sisters Gerda MEGENS, Tonny VAN OSCH; brother Rien and Tonny VISSERS and brother-in-law Wim VISSERS of Holland and Ann and John VEREYKEN of Strathroy. Dear sister-in-law to Jean and Joe, Jack, Tony, Mary, Ricky and Eldon, Maria, Peter and Joy, Wilma, Cory and Bonnie. All those who were blessed to have been in Mom's life will be received at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11am on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at All Saints Roman Catholic Church with Father John SHARP officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Parkwood Stoke Rehab Unit would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Tiny.

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LASKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-04 published
VAN GRINSVEN, Martina " Tiny" (TIMMERS)
With peace and dignity, in the company of her devoted family, in the comfort of her home, on Sunday, October 2, 2005, Tiny (Martina TIMMERS) of Strathroy, at the age of 72 passed on to join hands with her soulmate John VAN GRINSVEN. Beloved wife of the late John VAN GRINSVEN. Adoring and dedicated mother of Margaret (Roy) GILL, Mary and Mark LASKEY, Murray and Tammy VAN GRINSVEN, Angela and Arno JANSSEN, Teresa and Ron FISCHTNER. Proud Oma/Grandma to Rodney and Nicole GILL; Geoffrey LASKEY Jonathon, Matthew, and Maddison VAN GRINSVEN; Gary, Tommy, Steven, and Tina JANSSEN; Ronny and Malyn FISCHTNER. Loving great-grandmother to Riley, Herizon and Lia. Survived by her sisters Gerda MEGENS, Tonny VAN OSCH; brother Rien and Tonny VISSERS, and brother-in-law Wim VISSERS of Holland, and Ann and John VEREYKEN of Strathroy. Dear sister-in-law to Jean and Joe, Jack, Tony, Mary, Ricky, and Eldon, Maria, Peter and Joy, Wilma, Cory and Bonnie. All those who were blessed to have been in Moms life were received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, in Strathroy on Tuesday, October 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at All Saints Roman Catholic Church with Father John SHARP officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Parkwood Stroke Rehab Unit would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Tiny.

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LASKEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
FITZGERALD, Mary Geraldine
Died peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005. Survived by her devoted sister Agnes; Aunts Mae (Mary) LASKEY and Hildred GIBSON, both of Montreal; Cousins Carol ANDERSON of Peterborough, Mary MICHAUD of Chapeau, Quebec, Bobby CARROLL of Pembroke, Dick CARROLL of Carsland, Alberta, Colleen CARROLL of Montreal, David CARROLL of Thompson, Manitoba, Baden CARROLL of Brampton, Walter CARROLL of St. Albert, Alberta, Anne-Marie MORREY of Creemore, Brenda CARROLL of Toronto, Edward CARROLL of Ottawa, Marion DOMBROSKI of Toronto, Ross CARROLL of Ottawa, and a myriad of second, third and fourth cousins, Friends and business colleagues. Predeceased by her parents Gerald FITZGERALD and Rita Carroll FITZGERALD, and cousin Michael CARROLL of Lively, Ontario. Mary was a 40-year employee of Chiquita Canada. She was presented with the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's Life Achievement Award this year, and in 1999 was designated an Honorary Irish Person by the Irish Fund of Canada. She also spent many hours entertaining children of all ages as Flower Doodle the Clown. Mary will be remembered for her generous and loving nature, boisterous laugh, and great love of life. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Friday, October 7th from 5: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at Corpus Christi Church, Queen Street East at Lockwood (west of Woodbine), on Saturday, October 8th at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, donations in Mary's memory may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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LASKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-02 published
LASKI, Joy
Passed away, at home in Toronto, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Bernard LASKI. Loving mother of Patricia and Jennifer. Will be missed by her grandchildren Ruairi and Deirdre and son-in-law John SMITH. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 3rd. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Humphrey Funeral Home on Friday, February 4th at one o'clock. If desired, donations to the Dr. Bernard Laski Lectureship Series at the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8, would be appreciated.

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LASKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
LASKI, Joy
Passed away, at home in Toronto, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Bernard LASKI. Loving mother of Patricia and Jennifer. Will be missed by her grandchildren Ruairi and Deirdre and son-in-law John SMITH. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 3rd. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Humphrey Funeral Home on Friday, February 4th at one o'clock. If desired, donations to the Dr. Bernard Laski Lectureship Series at the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8, would be appreciated.

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LASKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-25 published
LASKIN, Morris
Passed away on April 23, 2005. Loving and affectionate husband of Doris and the late Lila; father of Rena KIRSHENBAUM (Ken,) Judith NEFSKY (Bill STROLL,) Grit LASKIN (Judith,) the late Miriam EARLS, Barbara BOYLE (Robert), Cheryl TAVEROFF (Michael) and Gilbert NEFSKY (Phyllis;) grandfather of Jaron, Sam, Ezra; Jessica, Aragorn; Ari, Alex; Leigh, Jessie; Julia and Colman; great-grandfather of Jacob and Aiden; brother of Evelyn KARTASH and the late Rose SATOK. All of us will miss his willingness to dance at the drop of a hat, his ability to outswim his children, his gentle nature, and his unstinting love of his family. Funeral service at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West, Tuesday April 26. Please call 416 663-9060 for the exact time.

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LASKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-17 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Brian, 1998 -- Died This Day
Monday, October 17, 2005, Page S8
Lawyer and jurist born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan., in 1916.
After studying law in Manitoba, he was called to the bar in 1940 only to have his career interrupted by the Second World War. He joined the Royal Canadian Artillery and was sent overseas. He was seriously wounded in the fighting and later had a leg amputated. After the war he practised law and lectured at the Manitoba Law School until he was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in Manitoba in 1963. Ten years later, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and surprised many observers by becoming a vigorous defender of individual and minority rights. During the mid-1970s, he, Bora LASKIN and Wishart SPENCE formed a liberal troika on the court. He presided over a court that imposed strict limits on governments' ability to pass laws that interfered with people's rights. The top court demanded that Manitoba become legislatively bilingual, overturned Quebec laws restricting the use of English and upheld the education rights of francophones in Alberta. He was also part of decisions striking down religious bans on Sunday shopping, upholding historic native-treaty rights and wiping out a national abortion law as a violation of women's rights.

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LASKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
LASKIN was Supreme
The late Supreme Court chief justice Bora LASKIN went where no Canadian had gone before A non-conformist, he reinvented a stuffy bench while appealing to the layman, writes Tracey TYLER, Page F3
Canada's great chief justice of the 20th century had a word for his successes in life: accidentalism. If true, Bora LASKIN's arrival at the Supreme Court in the spring of 1970 might have been one of the best-timed accidents in Canadian history.
To the south, the United States Supreme Court was coming off a series of star turns with its history-making decisions on civil rights, from an end to school segregation to the Miranda ruling on the right to remain silent.
Life at Canada's top court had little of the same electricity.
Caught in a straitjacket of English law, never daring to take the pulse of the public, its nine male judges saw their job as correcting errors of courts below rather than developing a body of Canadian-made law, an approach that earned the court no profile internationally and little respect at home. Lawyers bemoaned its hidebound style.
Within a decade, however, an unassuming former law professor delivered the shock treatment many felt it needed.
LASKIN's appointment was the legal equivalent of Pierre Elliott Trudeau sweeping into office, Supreme Court Justice Ian BINNIE told a recent Toronto symposium that examined LASKIN's legacy and his enduring appeal -- 35 years after his appointment to the court, as its first Jewish judge, and 40 years after his appointment to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Many judges have served on the Supreme Court longer, but LASKIN had an indelible impact.
The court that captured the country's attention this month with a landmark ruling on health care was essentially one he created. He took a court that banned lawyers from citing works by living authors and "reinvented" it -- opening its doors to interveners and narrowing its focus to issues of national importance, BINNIE said.
LASKIN, who died in 1984 at age 71, never lived to see the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But as they assess his place in history, many legal scholars credit him with paving the way for the Charter by pushing judges to look beyond the letter of the law and consider social realities.
There's something more.
"He was the only serious, intellectual, non-conformist disturber to serve as chief justice," BINNIE said.
It seems Canadians liked what they saw.
"In my research, everyone knew Bora LASKIN... but no one who was not a lawyer could ever identify any chief justice after him," said Philip GIRARD, an associate dean at Dalhousie Law School and author of Bora LASKIN: Bringing Law to Life, a new book out this fall.
"LASKIN had a certain spark and he was associated with a lay person's idea of justice. He sort of helped convince them the court was on their side."
It helped that he appealed to notions of what a chief justice should be. Looking every inch a part of the establishment, LASKIN fit perfectly with his mutton-chopped predecessors pictured around the Supreme Court, BINNIE said.
In truth, he was the justice system's most trenchant critic and an anti-establishment figure, a trait sometimes discernible through an "armour-piercing gaze" that would put former Montreal Canadien Rocket Richard to shame, he said.
LASKIN enjoyed the oyster special at Ottawa's Rideau Club, but his favourite snack was a sardine and onion sandwich. He once pinch-hit for the governor general by delivering the throne speech (coached in French by daughter Barbara) but considered his proudest achievement belting the longest home run out of the ballpark in his hometown of Fort William, now part of Thunder Bay.
Frequently parting company with fellow judges on the law, he earned a reputation, some say undeservedly, as a "great dissenter" and some detractors.
"There were many lower court judges who hated him. They thought he was totally crazy," GIRARD said.
LASKIN dissented in no less than 108 cases in his 14 years on the court and many of his opinions, considered radical at the time, did become law, including a groundbreaking 1975 ruling that Iris Murdoch was entitled to an equal share of the family's Alberta ranch after separation.
He most famously broke rank in the politically charged 1981 patriation reference. True to his belief in strong central government, LASKIN found it would not defy convention to bring the Constitution home from England and entrench a Charter without consent from the provinces. The majority view forced a first ministers' conference and a deal that alienated Quebec.
BINNIE said LASKIN's independent streak is why he remains intriguing. Trudeau's decision to name him chief justice in 1974 would have been like making Martin Luther the Pope, he added.
It couldn't have helped that he leapfrogged over other judges with more seniority.
A chilly atmosphere predated his arrival at the court and may explain why he felt one of his great contributions had nothing to do with law. It was building a lunchroom, said his son, John, a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal.
"At times, I think my dad found the Supreme Court of Canada to be a pretty isolated place. Judges tended to go their own ways."
LASKIN said he's not sure what his father would have thought of the symposium. He preferred to look to the future, not the past. But the irony of the Law Society of Upper Canada hosting the event in Osgoode Hall would have brought a smile to his face, he said.
The law society snubbed LASKIN and two fellow professors, Caesar WRIGHT and John WILLIS, by refusing to recognize the faculty of law they created at the University of Toronto after they quit their Osgoode Hall teaching jobs in 1949.
LASKIN studied undergraduate law at U of T, then completed a master's and his legal articles before heading to Harvard University to study for a master of law under future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1936-37.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal was in full swing and people like Frankfurter were challenging conventional legal thinking. A similar skepticism permeated LASKIN's academic writings.
"His basic message was the courts are really out of touch. They don't understand modern conditions and are living in a nostalgic dream world," GIRARD said.
LASKIN was born in Fort William on October 5, 1912, to Russian immigrants whose priority was a good education for their sons and who helped pay for it by renting out their home.
LASKIN's father moved into a hotel and ran the family's furniture store, while LASKIN's mother went to work as a housekeeper in Toronto. LASKIN and his brothers followed.
The academic credentials he racked up at Harvard weren't enough to get him a job after graduation.
Shut out of Toronto law firms by restrictions on Jewish lawyers, he wrote case summaries at 50 cents each for law reports. In 1940, he took over for his former teacher at University of Toronto and became a "workhorse" later at the law school, teaching more courses than anyone else, said former student and retired judge Horace KREVER. LASKIN's children say he would have happily stayed a professor.
"I think he enjoyed his work more than anyone I have known," said his son. "He also had a capacity to work extremely long hours and a tremendous ability to survive on very little sleep, which I don't have."
Two and 3 a.m. bedtimes were common, said daughter, Barbara, who recalls her father coming down the hall late at night, rubbing his hands "in glee" after knocking off another judgment.
LASKIN worked in a basement office his children called "the dungeon" but always had dinner with his children and wife, Peggy.
There were many family vacations by car. Though not a good swimmer, LASKIN liked being near water and found it soothing. When they were together, he rarely talked shop.
"My dad had two great loves in his life. One was law. The other was his family," his son said. "He watched me play basketball he watched Barbara dance."
"The LASKINs had a hoop in their driveway and it got a lot of use from the neighbourhood," said Justice Stephen GOUDGE of the Ontario Court of Appeal, who got to know LASKIN as the father of his nursery school friend John.
Later, he came to appreciate LASKIN's role in shaping the country's postwar labour law.
Courts were hostile to administrative tribunals, such as labour relations boards, but LASKIN argued they should be left to do their work. He was also in high demand as a labour arbitrator and GIRARD considers LASKIN's arbitration rulings among his most significant.
They include his decision during a 1958 strike at a Scarborough plant that arbitrators could award damages for breach of a collective agreement.
On the Supreme Court, LASKIN was in the minority in siding with Sophie Carswell's right to picket her employer's business at a Winnipeg shopping centre, considered off limits as private property. LASKIN likened malls to modern-day town squares.
As a judge, LASKIN liked nothing more than having former law students appear before him. But nothing "peeved" him more than sloppy English, Barbara said. A lawyer who uttered the words "at this point in time" was likely to be met with a stern stare, followed by the question, "You mean, 'today?'"
He was proud when a former English teacher called to say she used one of his judgments as an example of good writing. He always wrote in longhand, said his son, who does the same.
As he settled in on the court, LASKIN churned out more judgments every year, said symposium organizer Neil FINKELSTEIN. He dissented less often. When he did, Justices Wishart SPENCE and Brian DICKSON/DIXON often joined him. They were known as the " LSD gang."
And the others? LASKIN rarely spoke candidly of those who disagreed with him, but former law clerk John McCAMUS, now an Osgoode Hall Law School professor, recalls him letting down his guard just once. When he arrived at the chief justice's office, LASKIN, with a twinkle in his eye, handed him a dissenting judgment.
Then, he dusted off an apocalyptic phrase, one used by reporters to describe conservative judges who blocked progressive U.S. legislation in the 1930s. "I wonder," he said, "what the Four Horsemen will think."

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LASKIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-08 published
LASKIS, Stefanos " Steve"
Peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2005, Steve Laskis, in his 73rd year. He will be greatly missed by his wife Stefany of 54 years, his sons Michail and his wife Brenda, Lou and his wife Cindy, and his daughter Mary. He leaves behind his grandchildren Jaime, Stefan, Stacey, Adam, Amanda, Charlotte, Stefanie, Erin and Jason. We love you Dedo. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Avenue (2 blocks north of Rexdale Boulevard), Etobicoke from Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, 1 Brookhaven Drive, on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.

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LASKOWSKI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-05 published
Second body found in Georgian Bay
Search continues for third man still missing
By Jim ALGIE, Sun Times staff
Searchers found another body Monday evening, the second of three men who went missing while sailing on Georgian Bay Friday.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Dave MEYER said Monday night the body of Karol LASKOWSKI, 23, of Hamilton, was discovered approimately six-and-a-half kilometres from where Adam MUSIALKAEWACZ's was discovered Sunday night.
Still missing is Rafal SIENKIEWICZ, 17 of Dabrowiec, Poland.
Both LASKOWSKI and MUSIALKAEWACZ were wearing lifejackets and wetsuits, MEYER said.
MEYER said LASKOWSKI's body was found about 14.5 km northeast of Cape Croker at about 7: 30 p.m. Monday
MUSIALKAEWACZ was found eight kilometres northeast of Cape Croker.
The three were last seen alive in a small, racing-type sailboat at about 7 p.m. Friday near Cabot head on the Bruce Peninsula. It had been attempting to tack toward shore at the time.
The three Friends were vacationing in the area along with LASKOWSKI's father, who reported the vessel missing at about 11 a.m. Saturday.
Canadian Forces officials at Rescue Co-ordination Centre Trenton dispatched a C-130 Hercules aircraft and a Cormorant helicopter. The search also included a provincial police helicopter and two police boats, Canadian Coast Guard maritime co-ordinator Dana WATLING said Monday.
As well, three Coast Guard vessels and a private boat have participated in the search, WATLING said. By late Monday afternoon, searchers had found no sign of the vessel, WATLING said.
“We're looking for survivors, that's what we're looking for and so we go along and make sure that the area has been covered,&rdquo he said before the second body was found. “We'll keep searching until every possibility has been exhausted that the persons could still be found alive.&rdquo
So far, weather has co-operated with the search, which has continued night and day since the vessel was reported missing. WATLING would not say how long the work will continue.

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LASKOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-04 published
Six-year-old boy drowns
In a second weekend tragedy on the lakes, the body of one of three missing boaters was found.
By Sarah FRALEY, Free Press Reporter
Two boys drowned and two sailors are missing as the Canada Day weekend turned tragic on area lakes.
A six-year-old Bluewater boy, Tyler REID, drowned while on an outing with Friends at Rotary Beach on Cove Road in Goderich just before 5 p.m. Saturday, Ontario Provincial Police reported yesterday.
REID was with five other children between the ages of six and 11, said Huron Ontario Provincial Police Const. Don SHROPSHALL.
A family friend had brought the children to the beach.
They had been at the beach for a few hours when the woman with the children noticed several come out of the water. REID was not with them.
Only a few moments later, another woman on the beach alerted lifeguards to what looked to be some clothing floating in the water.
When lifeguards went into the water, they found REID submerged.
Lifeguards immediately started cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and the boy was taken to Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, where resuscitation attempts failed, SHROPSHALL said.
The boy was in waist-high water with waves about 30 centimetres high, SHROPSHALL said.
The boy didn't know how to swim and was not wearing a life-jacket, he said.
SHROPSHALL warned parents to "make sure all kids stay together when at the beach and if some kids want to get out, make sure they all come out."
Meanwhile last night, the body of one of three young men missing after leaving Cabot head on the east shore of the Bruce Peninsula in a small sailboat on Canada Day was recovered.
The body of Adam MUSIALKAEWACZ, 15, of Hamilton, was spotted by searchers eight kilometres northeast of Cape Croker and recovered at 6 p.m yesterday.
Rafal SIENKIEWICZ, 17, of Poland and Karol LASKOWSKI, 23, of Hamilton are still missing. The three were last seen at 7 p.m. Friday attempting to tack toward the shore.
Searchers in three helicopters, a C-130 Hercules aircraft and five boats from the Ontario Provincial Police, the Rescue Co-ordination Centre of Trenton and the Canadian Coast Guard were combing southern Georgian Bay yesterday.
Searchers from the Department of National Defence, which has a tank range in Meaford, and Parks Canada were looking on shore for the missing boaters.
Some privately owned boats have also joined the search.
MUSIALKAEWACZ was wearing a life-jacket and wetsuit. SIENKIEWICZ was believed to be wearing the same gear and it is possible that LASKOWSKI was as well, police said.

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LASKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-18 published
LASKOWSKI, Adam, Lieutenant (Decorated War Veteran)
After a lengthy illness, at his home on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at the age of 86. Veteran World War 2 Inscribed participant at Juno Beach, Past President of First Polish Armoured Division Association in Canada and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 621. Beloved husband of Kaziemiera for over 50 years. Loving father of John, Christopher (Julie), Adam (Lynn), Mary Ann (predeceased), Edward (Denise), Teresa (Wayne) and Richard. Loving Dziadzo to Melissa, Melanie, Adam, Krystina, Matthew, Anthony, Eddie, Johnny, Nick, Joshua, Thomas, Mitchell and Dylan. Proud great-grandfather to Madison. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rosary Prayers Sunday 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Stanislaus Church, 12 Denison Ave., on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. If desired remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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LASKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
Missing boater found dead in Georgian Bay
Teen was wearing wetsuit, life vest
Search continues for two others
By Roberta AVERY, Special To The Star
Cabot head -- The body of one of three boaters missing since Friday evening was pulled from the waters of Georgian Bay late last evening.
The body identified as that of 15-year-old Adam MUSIALKAEWACZ of Hamilton was found about 9 kilometres northeast of Cape Croker, northeast of Wiarton on the Bruce Peninsula, and about 40 kilometres south of where they were last seen, said Ontario Provincial Police Constable Steve STARR.
"He was wearing a wetsuit and a life jacket when he was found," said STARR.
The discovery came after an extensive two-day air and water search by the Ontario Provincial Police, the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Parks Canada and private vessels that covered southern Georgian Bay as far south as Meaford. MUSIALKAEWACZ and his Friends Karol LASKOWSKI, 23, of Hamilton, and Rafal SIENKIEWICZ, 17, who is visiting from Poland, were last seen around 7 p.m. Friday just south of Cabot head in an open 15-foot sailboat. Some campers spotted the boat trying to head into the wind toward shore.
It's believed there was no VHF radio, cellphone or lights on board, said Maj. Gerry FAVRE of the rescue centre.
John TOZER, a sailor who lives in nearby Dyer's Bay, said there was quite "a blow" on Friday evening with winds from the north making conditions unsuitable for a small boat.
"There was no way they could have gone into that wind," said TOZER.
Environment Canada reports there was a small-craft wind warning on Georgian Bay Friday evening with winds gusting up to 50 km/h.
Kathleen BRADLEY and Guy LANGMAN, who are the lighthouse keepers at Cabot Head, were on the porch of their cottage adjacent to the lighthouse early Saturday morning when a distraught man arrived and asked if they had seen a sailboat.
"He was very upset," said BRADLEY.
The man, who identified himself as the father of one of the boaters, said he had discovered the car and trailer used to transport the boat on the beach about 2 kilometres from the lighthouse early that morning and had already searched the harbour at Lion's head
BRADLEY sent the man to search nearby Wingfield Basin where sailors often take shelter during rough weather. When there was no sign of the missing boat, LANGMAN suggested the man call the coast guard and gave him a phone and all the contact information.
The man called the coast guard and then explained he was staying at a remote cottage with no telephone so BRADLEY invited him to stay at the lighthouse and the man went to fetch his wife and their 5-year-old daughter
"They waited all day for news but there was none. It was upsetting to see them; we wished there was something we could do," said BRADLEY.
She invited them to return yesterday, but they didn't come back, she said.
There is no dock at Cabot head so the young boaters would have had to carry the boat over the stony beach to reach the water, said BRADLEY.
The Class 470 Spanish-made sailboat had flotation compartments and should be unsinkable unless the hull is damaged, said STARR.
Searchers had hoped that as all three were believed to be wearing wetsuits there was a chance they would have survived two nights in the 17°C water even if the boat had capsized, said STARR.
"As Adam was found wearing a wetsuit it doesn't bode well for the others. It's a very sad situation," said STARR.
The search for LASKOWSKI and SIENKIEWICZ is to resume this morning.

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