LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-08 published
GALLIE, Alan Edward
Alan Edward GALLIE (known to everyone as 'Doc') was born Feb 13, 1915 in Toronto, Ontario and died peacefully on August 6, 2005. Doc will be best remembered for his remarkable interest in everything and everyone around him, and his extraordinary ability to make Friends. Doc, a born engineer and natural outdoorsman, worked for Sherritt Gordon Mines Ltd. for 42 years in numerous mining camps throughout Northern Ontario and Manitoba. In 1939 he married his high school sweetheart Mary MITCHELL and took her to northern Manitoba where they spent their first winter in a tent at 40 below, to the horror of their parents and delight of themselves. As mine manager at Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Doc orchestrated the move of an entire town - buildings, people, dogs and all - 147 miles over a winter road from Sherridon to a new mine site at Lynn Lake. He never hesitated to get his hands dirty or to see things done right. Later, Doc became Vice President of Sales and travelled around the world selling Sherritt's nickel. When he retired, he and Mary lived full-time at the 'Saltbox' near Claremont, Ontario just outside Toronto. His passions were fly-fishing at Glenmajor, bird-watching and gardening. He energetically cared for future generations, with a deep involvement in the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation scholarship program for engineering students, the Daisy Fund for children seeking treatment for retinoblastoma, and the pursuit of justice, honesty and common sense. Throughout it all, Doc built innumerable Friendships, born of a wonderful confidence, deep interest in and respect for others. Doc lived at his beloved Saltbox until the last day of his life. He died in his daughter Brenda's house in Toronto, surrounded by his family, enquiring after the interesting details of their lives until the end. Doc, son of William Edward GALLIE and Janet Louise (HART) GALLIE, is predeceased by his wife Mary Frances (MITCHELL,) and survived by his daughters Joan McDONALD (Gary GILLIES), Brenda GALLIE (Michael JEWETT), and Ann GALLIE (Dougal McCREATH;) by his grandchildren David and Christopher McDONALD, and Frances and Gordon JEWETT; and by his nieces and nephews Barbara LEA, Frances KEY, Jane GALLIE, Louise GALLIE and Ian GALLIE. The Funeral service will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd (at Russell Hill Rd), Toronto, on Wednesday, August 10, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The International Retinoblastoma Daisy Fund through the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8 (1-800-651-5825) or www.sickkids.org/Foundation/ and specify 'The International Retinoblastoma Daisy Fund' under 'Additional Comments'.

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-10 published
Alan (Doc) GALLIE, Northern Adventurer 1915-2005
Mining engineer made history by moving an entire town across 245 kilometres of frozen muskeg in northern Manitoba
By Michael VALPY, Wednesday, August 10, 2005, Page S6
Alan Edward (Doc) GALLIE was a Canadian mining engineer of pioneer legend, a dashing adventurer of the North, a passionate outdoorsman and an engaging charmer in his youth who could roller-skate his way into the hearts of beautiful young women.
He made history by moving an entire town over 245 kilometres of frozen muskeg in northern Manitoba. He revelled in working beside men named Half-Ear Andy, Rubbernose Ragolski, Bonehead Joe and Alphabet Smith.
He snow-shoed through a valley at night pursued by wolves ("The fastest I ever snow-shoed," he later told his daughters), walked away more than once from plane crashes in the wilderness and on one occasion trekked alone into the bush to bring out a deranged, homicidal prospector.
In the latter part of his 42-year career with Sherritt Gordon Mines Ltd. -- now Sherritt International -- he was vice-president of marketing, travelling the world to sell Canadian nickel.
Doc GALLIE was a tall, fit man -- 6-foot-4 -- with enormous self-confidence who made Friends wherever he went. He had a sunny view of life. His maxim was that he wanted the world to be nice. He was a doer, a builder who hated merely watching things happen.
Throughout his professional life, he was engaged in programs awarding bursaries and scholarships to Canadian engineering students and finding jobs for them at home when they graduated so that they would not leave the country. He did not like old people, his family said of him. He wanted to be around the young.
Mr. GALLIE acquired the nickname of Doc as a student at Upper Canada College when one of the masters asked him if he was the son of Toronto's internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. William GALLIE. Young Alan GALLIE said yes, and he was known as Doc ever after.
While he was still at Upper Canada College, his mother arranged a date for him for a school dance with the daughter of one of her Friends. Doc GALLIE roller-skated over to the girl's house, knocked on the door, was admitted into the front hall and, as he later said, down the stairs to meet him came the most beautiful creature he'd ever seen -- Mary MITCHELL.
Doc GALLIE decided to become a mining engineer after hearing tales of the Northern Ontario mining town of Cobalt told over lunch one day by a medical colleague of his father's who practised in the community.
As a student at University of Toronto, one of his engineering professors, H.E.T. HAULTAIN, asked the young man to be his assistant on a trip to Africa in 1936. Prof. HAULTAIN lectured him each morning on the 21-day ocean crossing so that he wouldn't fall behind in his studies, then took him to some of the continent's great mines.
In Bulawayo, Rhodesia -- now Zimbabwe -- he took time off to go roller-skating in a local rink, collided with a pretty girl, knocked her down, helped her up and dated her.
Back home, after graduating with honours in 1938, he started work with Sherritt in northern Manitoba and shortly thereafter telephoned Mary MITCHELL in Toronto to ask if she would be ready to marry him in two weeks. Mary said yes, while her mother, overhearing the conversation, said no.
They married in the chapel of Bishop Strachan School and she became his life's closest companion, fellow adventurer and equally passionate aficionado of the outdoors.
After a honeymoon in New York and holiday celebrations at home for Christmas, Mary accompanied her new husband into the bush where their first home was a mine-office tent shared with the company geologists with the new Mrs. GALLIE assigned the job of camp radio operator.
That first winter of their marriage, the temperature dropped more than once to 40 below. "When our Samoyed dog climbed into bed with us at 3 in the morning, I knew it was time to put more wood in the stove," Mr. GALLIE later wrote.
From Manitoba, Mr. GALLIE was sent in 1941 to manage an iron mine at Josephine, near Wawa, Ontario The mine was under a lake and, in 1946, the lake bed unexpectedly let go and flooded the mine. Mr. GALLIE wrote his engineering master's thesis on why it happened.
In 1947 -- now with two young daughters, Joan and Brenda -- he was reassigned to northern Manitoba, and five years later supervised the unprecedented feat of closing down an exhausted mine, in Sherridon, and moving the equipment and the entire town site 245 kilometres north over winter roads to a new ore body at Lynn Lake (where a third daughter, Ann, was born).
Mr. GALLIE was made assistant to the president of Sherritt Gordon in 1958, a job he said neither he nor the president felt had any purpose.
At that time, "no one [in the company] was really doing anything about selling the product," Mr. GALLIE noted. All the company's contracts were with U.S. steel companies and the U.S. government, and they were coming to an end.
So Mr. GALLIE basically invented a job for himself as vice-president of sales and spent the next two decades selling the company's output around the world.
At home in Canada, Alan and Mary GALLIE indulged in their hearts' passions of canoeing, bird watching, fishing and the garden of the 150-year-old Cape Cod saltbox home they bought at Claremont, northeast of Toronto. When Mrs. GALLIE died in 1998, Mr. GALLIE sold their Toronto home and moved permanently to "The Saltbox," close to the Glenmajor fishing camp he belonged to and loved.
He lived an active life at The Saltbox until a few days before his death.
He was 90 when he died, surrounded by family members in the home of his daughter, oncologist Dr. Brenda GALLIE. He'd had a martini a few hours earlier, made jokes and chatted with his family about what they were doing. He said he was looking forward to death as his next adventure.
Alan Edward (Doc) GALLIE was born on February 13, 1915, in Toronto. He died of lung cancer on August 6 in Toronto following a short illness. He was 90. He is survived by his daughters Joan McDONALD and Brenda and Ann GALLIE, grandchildren David and Christopher McDONALD and Frances and Gordon JEWETT, and nieces and nephews Barbara LEA, Frances KEY and Jane, Louise and Ian GALLIE. Funeral service is 2 p.m. today at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto.

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-10 published
LEA, Elsie
After a long battle, Elsie passed away peacefully on January 6, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Joseph for 53 years. Loving mother to Philip, Stephen and Timothy. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. Inlieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society. Condolences may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
SOEHNER, Dorothy May (née WILLCOCKS)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on January 28th, 2005 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Clarence of 48 years. Loving mother of Dianne, Lorne (Dianne) and Roy (Lark). Dear grandma of 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jim WILLCOCKS (Sybil) and Ruby LEA and predeceased by her brother Norman WILLCOCKS. Survived by sister-in-law Patricia WILLCOCKS. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, February 1st from 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 7: 00 p.m. Cremation.

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-25 published
JENKINS, Violet "Vi" (KENNEDY)
Suddenly, at her residence, Bolton, on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Vi KENNEDY, in her 87th year, beloved wife of the late Richard (Rick) JENKINS. Dear mother of Dianne and Tony (deceased) MALFARA, Bolton; Stan and Vi JENKINS, Kitchener; David (deceased) and Helen JENKINS, Brantford. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Sheila LEA, Stanley KENNEDY, Edith CRONKHITE and Robert KENNEDY. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Friday evening 7 - 9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning, March 26 at 11 o'clock. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Weston. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
LEA, Terry D.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28th, 2005 surrounded by his family. Terry is survived by his wife Sharon; children Lori, Barbara, Brent and Nikki; grandchildren Liscar, Josh, Jeff, Julie, Celina, Shawna and Emily. Terry also leaves behind his stepchildren Kevin, Kim, Julie, Beth and his lifelong Friends Ken and Ernie. Terry loved Georgian Bay landscapes, Florida sunsets and playing his piano for good Friends. Everyone that knew him was touched by his strength, his heart, his smile and his loving personality. He will be sadly missed by all. Visitation will be held at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (416-267-8229) on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 from 12 until 1: 30 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial expressions to the Lakeridge Health - Oshawa Cancer Centre (1 Hospital Court, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2B9) would be appreciated by the family.

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
LEA, Terry D.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28th, 2005 surrounded by his family. Terry is survived by his wife Sharon; brother Steve; children Lori, Barbara, Brent and Nikki; grandchildren Liscar, Josh, Jeff, Julie, Celina, Shawna and Emily. Terry also leaves behind his stepchildren Kevin, Kim, Julie, Beth and his lifelong Friends Ken and Ernie. Terry loved Georgian Bay landscapes, Florida sunsets and playing his piano for good Friends. Everyone that knew him was touched by his strength, his heart, his smile and his loving personality. He will be sadly missed by all. Visitation will be held at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (416-267-8229) on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 from 12 until 1: 30 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial expressions to the Lakeridge Health - Oshawa Cancer Centre (1 Hospital Court, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2B9) would be appreciated by the family.

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-07 published
GALLIE, Alan " Doc" Edward
Died peacefully on August 6, 2005, surrounded by his family. Born February 13, 1915 in Toronto, Ontario. Doc, son of William Edward GALLIE and Janet Louise (HART) GALLIE, is predeceased by his wife Mary Frances (MITCHELL,) and survived by his daughters Joan McDONALD (Gary GILLIES), Brenda GALLIE (Michael JEWETT), and Ann GALLIE (Dougal McCREATH;) by his grandchildren David and Christopher McDONALD, and Frances and Gordon JEWETT; and by his nieces and nephews Barbara LEA, Frances KEY, Jane GALLIE, Louise GALLIE and Ian GALLIE. Obituary to follow in tomorrow's paper.

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LEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
GALLIE, Alan Edward
Alan Edward GALLIE (known to everyone as 'Doc') was born February 13, 1915 in Toronto, Ontario and died peacefully on August 6, 2005. Doc will be best remembered for his remarkable interest in everything and everyone around him, and his extraordinary ability to make Friends. Doc, a born engineer and natural outdoorsman, worked for Sherritt Gordon Mines Ltd. for 42 years in numerous mining camps throughout Northern Ontario and Manitoba. In 1939 he married his high school sweetheart Mary MITCHELL and took her to northern Manitoba where they spent their first winter in a tent at 40 below, to the horror of their parents and delight of themselves. As mine manager at Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Doc orchestrated the move of an entire town - buildings, people, dogs and all - 147 miles over a winter road from Sherridon to a new mine site at Lynn Lake. He never hesitated to get his hands dirty or to see things done right. Later, Doc became Vice-President of Sales and travelled around the world selling Sherritt's nickel. When he retired, he and Mary lived full-time at the 'Saltbox' near Claremont, Ontario just outside Toronto. His passions were fly-fishing at Glenmajor, bird-watching and gardening. He energetically cared for future generations, with a deep involvement in the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation scholarship program for engineering students, the Daisy Fund for children seeking treatment for retinoblastoma, and the pursuit of justice, honesty and common sense. Throughout it all, Doc built innumerable Friendships, born of a wonderful confidence, deep interest in and respect for others. Doc lived at his beloved Saltbox until the last day of his life. He died in his daughter Brenda's house in Toronto, surrounded by his family, enquiring after the interesting details of their lives until the end. Doc, son of William Edward GALLIE and Janet Louise (HART) GALLIE, is predeceased by his wife Mary Frances (MITCHELL,) and survived by his daughters Joan McDONALD (Gary GILLIES), Brenda GALLIE (Michael JEWETT), and Ann GALLIE (Dougal McCREATH;) by his grandchildren David and Christopher McDONALD, and Frances and Gordon JEWETT; and by his nieces and nephews Barbara LEA, Frances KEY, Jane GALLIE, Louise GALLIE and Ian GALLIE. The Funeral service will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. (at Russell Hill Rd.), Toronto, on Wednesday, August 10, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The International Retinoblastoma Daisy Fund through the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8 1-800-651-5825 or www.sickkids.org/Foundation/ and specify 'The International Retinoblastoma Daisy Fund' under 'Additional Comments'.

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LE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
Second boy dies in swim mishap
By Cassandra SZKLARSKI, Canadian Press
Toronto -- A Toronto family's tragedy deepened last night after the second of three brothers died in hospital following an ill-fated swim in a converted quarry near Fergus.
Calvin LE, 7, died yesterday at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children after he had been admitted in critical condition Sunday.
His brother, Larry LE, 9, was pronounced dead Sunday at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus.
Their brother Anthony LE, 8, was in fair condition yesterday at Hamilton's McMaster Hospital.
Anthony LE was pulled from a pond at the Belwood Lake conservation area Sunday after someone spotted him in the water. The boy's mother was apparently in such shock that she momentarily forgot about her two other sons who had also slipped under the water.
Bystanders said they frantically searched for about 10 minutes before someone spotted the other boys and brought their limp bodies ashore.
The tragedy has prompted a review of safety measures at 12 southern Ontario swimming areas, the conservation agency responsible for the park said yesterday.
Provincial police said it was not clear whether the boys had entered an off-limits area that plunged up to 4 1/2 metres from a depth of just one metre near the shore.
"They were found just offshore, which isn't that far out, but there is a real deep drop shortly after the rope that's out there," said Const. Jennifer SMITH.
She called the accident "preventable" and said police were investigating whether the boys knew how to swim.
The brothers' deaths occurred a little more than a week after a 15-year-old boy drowned at an unsupervised reservoir in Cambridge run by the same conservation authority that oversees the small Fergus beach near Belwood Lake.
The teen's death June 3 spurred officials to question whether enough was being done to keep visitors safe, said Dave SCHULTZ, a spokesperson for the Grand River Conservation Authority.
None of the agency's natural swimming areas have patrols, but they all include signs warning beachgoers to supervise children and to obey buoys marking deep waters.
"We are going to do a general review of all the safety procedures at our beaches," SCHULTZ said.
"We're going to look at the signage, we're going to look at the buoy line, we're going to look at emergency procedures."
The deaths of the Toronto brothers came after a 28-year-old Kitchener man drowned Saturday night at a private quarry near Guelph.
SMITH said the man wasn't a strong swimmer.
"It's unusual," she said of the accidents. "But it's an unusually warm June, as well. The heat and the humidity are sending people to bodies of water. We just have to use water safety."
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LE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-14 published
Swim tragedy claims second child victim
Seven-year-old boy dies in hospital a day after his brother drowned
By Joe FRIESEN and Eric VANDEN BUSSCHE, Tuesday, June 14, 2005, Page A15
With reports from Jen GERSON and Ken KILPATRICK in Hamilton
Fergus -- Already reeling from the drowning of their nine-year-old boy, a Toronto family was faced with a mounting tragedy last night as their seven-year-old son died in a Toronto hospital.
Calvin LE had been in critical care at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto after a swimming accident that killed his brother Larry on Sunday.
The LE family spent the day shuttling between the Hospital for Sick Children and the McMaster Medical Centre in Hamilton, where a third son, eight-year-old Anthony, is being treated. Anthony's condition was upgraded to fair from serious yesterday.
The three children were involved in a horrifying incident at a beach in the Belwood Lake Conservation Area near Fergus on Sunday afternoon. The boys were swimming in the shallow water when someone noticed that Anthony was in trouble. He was pulled from the water and bystander Eddie RIVERA began to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The boy's mother was apparently in such shock that she momentarily forgot about her two other sons who had also slipped under the water.
After a frantic 10-minute search, the two boys were pulled from the bottom by Mr. RIVERA of Kitchener, who had just finished reviving Anthony using cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Mr. RIVERA, 28, told the Guelph Mercury that he dove deep into the water and scooped the two boys from the lake bottom, carrying them to the surface.
"It was just cold and dark," he said yesterday. "I knew I was going to run into a face. I guess I was more or less scared."
The boys were swimming at a former quarry site that has been transformed into a bathing area. The designated swimming zone, which is about one metre deep, is roped off with a floating line of white buoys. Beyond that line, the bottom drops off sharply, reaching a depth of five metres in the centre.
There are no lifeguards on duty, nor is there any supervision. Large signs near the beach warn parents that the beach patrol service, which operated until 1996, has been discontinued and that the safety of their children is their responsibility.
Yesterday, the Grand River Conservation Authority, which is responsible for the area, said it would examine safety procedures at all of its beaches in the wake of this incident and another recent drowning near Cambridge, Ontario
Dave SCHULTZ, spokesman for the conservation authority, said the review would likely examine issues such as signage and emergency procedures and might consider the question of staffing.
He said the beach patrol was discontinued partly for financial reasons and partly because it was thought to provide parents with a false sense of security. Members of the beach patrol were not trained lifeguards but watched swimmers.
Mr. SCHULTZ said budget cuts that were accelerated under the government of Mike Harris reduced the conservation authority's funding by several million dollars. A 1996 report to the authority's planning committee recommended cutting the beach patrol service because it was being phased out in other areas of the province and because it would save about $50,000 a year.
At Sick Kids hospital yesterday, more than half a dozen family members, many fighting tears, crowded into a corner of the waiting room of the critical-care unit.
In Hamilton, Le LINH, an uncle from Guelph, was with the boys' parents as they sat at Anthony's bedside.
He said their mother is very upset, but added that he didn't know much more.
"They don't talk too much, so I don't know exactly what happened. I just know they've [the children] been drowned in the water," he said.
He added that he thinks Anthony's condition is improving.
"He's a little bit awake and then they are going to take the tube out," he said. "Once in a while, he is moving and trying to wake up, but he can hear."
At the boys' elementary school, St. Jane Frances Catholic School on Jane Street in North York, principal Maria CIOPPA said the community was shocked and saddened by the news.
Larry's Grade 4 teacher, Maria LA REGINA, said he was a creative child with a mischievous smile. He was so small he would often be confused for a Grade 1 pupil and was known for his funny dances.
Mary Jo DEIGHAN, a spokeswoman for the Catholic School Board, said counselling services will be provided at the school for the next several days.
"This shows how important it is to look after children," Ms. DEIGHAN said. "Never let them out of your sight, not even for a second."
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LE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-25 published
Boy found dead near Wasaga Beach
Suspected drowning victim believed by police to be missing six-year-old
By Joe FRIESEN, Monday, July 25, 2005, Page A11
Police discovered a body in the Nottawasaga River yesterday, a few hundred metres from the crowded beach where a six-year-old boy went missing Saturday during a family outing.
Constable Mark KINNEY of the Ontario Provincial Police said the body is believed to be that of Terry THANHTAIK of Toronto. The boy's parents were expected to formally identify the body last night before a postmortem is conducted.
The boy is believed to have drowned.
"There's nothing that we've found so far that would lead us to believe there's foul play, but we don't rule out anything until we're 100-per-cent sure," Constable KINNEY said.
Terry and his parents arrived at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park with a number of Friends and family for a day of sun and sand, as they often did in the summer. The beach was crowded, and Terry, who was an only child, was in and out of the water all day. His parents said they last saw him on the beach at about 3: 45 p.m. At 4 p.m., they called police to report him missing.
"He was on the beach, and the next thing, he was gone," Constable KINNEY said. "It wasn't like he was way out in the water."
There was an onshore breeze that day, and the waves were less than a metre high. Terry had taken some swimming lessons, Constable KINNEY said.
"The information we got was that he was taking swimming lessons, but I don't know to what extent."
There were no lifeguards on duty at the beach, which is about two hours north of Toronto and often filled with hundreds of people on summer weekends.
The body was found around 2: 30 p.m. yesterday by a searcher from the Ministry of Natural Resources, one of several agencies called in to assist with the search.
Constable KINNEY also said that 200 people dressed as soldiers for a battle re-enactment joined the search on Saturday, combing the town for clues. A water search went on through the night, with searchers feeling their way along the lake bottom in the dark.
This is the latest in a series of child drowning deaths in Ontario this summer.
Last month brothers Larry LE, 9, and Calvin LE, 7, drowned at Belwood Lake near Fergus, Ontario, in an incident that left a third brother in serious condition.
Also this summer, a 15-year-old drowned at a lake near Cambridge, Ontario; a 12-year-old died in a pool in Mississauga; and a six-year-old drowned at a beach in Huron County.
Figures released last week by the Canadian Institute for Health Information indicate that almost 500 Canadians drown every year, almost half of them young children. It is the second-leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5, behind automobile accidents.
On an average summer day in Ontario, seven people are treated in an emergency room for a water-related injury, the Canadian Institute for Health Information study said.
"For every child that drowned in 2002-2003, there were six to 10 more who almost drowned and required hospitalization," Margaret KERESTECI, manager of clinical registries at Canadian Institute for Health Information, said in a release last week.
"When you take into account that one in four children in Ontario who experience near drowning sustains permanent brain damage, you start to get an idea of how vital it is to make water safety a priority."
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LE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
Family swim turns tragic
About 200 people watch as body found in murky water
Shocked mother didn't realize two other sons were missing
By Chris WILSON- SMITH, Torstar News Service
Guelph Mercury
With Files From Henry STANCU
Fergus, Ontario -- In shock from seeing her son's body, a Toronto woman forgot about her other two boys. And then the unthinkable happened.
One boy drowned and his two young brothers were airlifted to hospital yesterday after being discovered in an unsupervised swimming area at a conservation area in Fergus, near Guelph.
Larry LE, 9, was pronounced dead at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus.
Calvin LE, 7, was taken to Groves Memorial and later airlifted to Toronto Sick Children's Hospital, police said. Anthony LE, 8, was airlifted to McMaster Hospital in Hamilton and is listed in critical condition, police said last night.
"He's doing better," the boys' uncle said of Calvin, as he stood with a group of relatives last night outside Sick Kids. "He's breathing on his own now."
The uncle, who did not want to be identified, said both parents were at the Toronto hospital and were heading to Hamilton late last night.
The parents, who are in their 30s and live on Jane St. in North York, were at the park for a day trip. They have no other children.
It was the second drowning in the area this weekend. On Saturday, a Kitchener man drowned at the Dolime Quarry just outside of Guelph.
In Fergus, about 200 people watched early in the afternoon as Larry was pulled out of the water onto the crowded beach at Belwood Lake Conservation Area, said Keith WHITTAKER, a 50-year-old Toronto resident who was fishing nearby with his son.
"People were trying to save him, and it didn't look like they were doing so well," WHITTAKER said, his voice breaking.
It wasn't until someone was attempting to resuscitate Larry that the mother realized she didn't know where her other two children were.
"All of a sudden she cried out that her other two sons were missing," WHITTAKER said. "It was terrible."
A group of bystanders frantically searched the water for about 10 minutes before someone spotted the other boys under water, said WHITTAKER's 22-year-old son, Mark.
"It was the worst day of my life... if only we knew the other two kids were missing when we were all watching to make sure the first boy was living, we might have been able to do more," he said.
The Toronto brothers were found in about a metre of water in an area where beach-goers were swimming just before the first boy was pulled from the water, Keith WHITTAKER said.
"We were going crazy trying to find them, but the water was so thick... it almost made it impossible to see anything.
"Finally, somebody bumped into a body."
The older WHITTAKER said all three boys "looked lifeless."
One portion of the swimming area is fenced off for children -- it doesn't get any deeper than about a metre. Keith WHITTAKER said the bodies were found outside the kids' area, where Grand River Conservation Authority spokesperson Dave SCHULTZ said it gets as deep as 4.5 metres.
Emergency crews, including Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police and two helicopter ambulances, arrived at 1: 50 p.m. -- about 20 minutes after the second and third boys were found, said Const. Jennifer SMITH.
"This is an extremely tragic incident, and obviously the boys' mother is upset," SMITH said.
Keith WHITTAKER said waiting for the emergency crews "felt like an eternity. Bystanders said the boys' mother was having trouble communicating with emergency response crews.
"She was screaming for her sons, that's all we know for sure," WHITTAKER said. "I just wish we could have done more."
Visitors to the spot are confronted by an 2.4 by 2.4 metre sign that reads: "Beach patrol services have been discontinued... Do not leave children unattended."
The conservation authority's SCHULTZ said the beach patrol was cut in 1996 when funding from the provincial government dwindled.
"They weren't necessarily trained in emergency response, but having another set of eyes sometimes helped," he said. The authority will examine if system changes need to be made, SCHULZ said.
Extreme weekend heat was also a "likely contributing factor" in the drowning of a Kitchener man on Saturday night, SMITH said.
Three men had taken a cab from Kitchener to cool off and take a swim in the quarry, police said. The 28-year-old man, whose name was not released, jumped into the water at the Dolime Quarry at County Road 124 and Kossuth Road.
He came up once, waved his arms, went back under and did not resurface, police said.
One of the man's Friends called 911 but emergency personnel were not able to locate the victim.
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LE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-19 published
600 attend boys' funeral
Brothers, 9, and 7, killed in swimming tragedy
By Huang NAILI, Staff Reporter
When the two little golden caskets covered with flowers were lowered into the grave at noon yesterday, Truc LE collapsed to the ground.
She rested her head against a railing surrounding the grave and reached out her right hand as if to touch her sons one more time.
Again and again, she called out the names of her two lost boys, Larry and Calvin, her frail voice almost drowned out by sobbing relatives and Friends.
The two Toronto brothers whose lives were claimed by a family swimming tragedy last Sunday were put to rest side by side at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill.
More than 600 people, some of them classmates and their families, crowded into St. Jane Frances Church on Jane St. for the service, held in Vietnamese and English.
Truc LE, 40, sank to her knees right in front of the grave and prayed.
A family member said Truc was asking her sons to bless their brother Anthony, the only survivor of the tragedy at Guelph's Belwood Lake Conservation Area, who is recovering at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Soan Thi NGUYEN, 78, the boys' grandmother who helped raise the children, also threw herself onto the caskets. Family members said she has been crying since the accident and has lost her voice.
Larry, 9, died Sunday after he drowned in the lake. Calvin, 7, died Monday night at Sick Kids. His major organs were donated to help other children live.
Theresa NGUYEN, 9, and her brother, Anh Tuan NGUYEN, 12, listened to the mass in the foyer outside the overflowing chapel. She and the LE brothers attended St. Jane Frances Catholic School.
"I'll always remember him as a funny guy," she said.
"We are making cards for the boys. We painted pictures like two little boys in heaven and we wrote words like 'We miss you' and 'We hope you have a peaceful time in heaven.'"
Mimi CHAU, 45, cried quietly in a corner of the foyer. She doesn't know the family but said she came out of respect.
"I'm one of the Vietnamese boat people who made a long way to have a life here in Canada, just as the boys' father. I came because I feel so sad for the family," said CHAU.
She read the news in a local Vietnamese newspaper while at Sick Kids on Tuesday, where her 15-year-old daughter was receiving a kidney transplant.
Noting Toronto's Vietnamese community isn't that big, CHAU said "whenever something like this happens, everyone would go out to help."
When the priests were sprinkling the two caskets with holy water, Theresa TRAN, a Sunday school teacher at the church, cried out with the boys' aunt, Anh LE.
The three brothers attended TRAN's Vietnamese language class every Sunday and June 5 was the last day before summer vacation.
"That Sunday was the last time I saw them. They are charming boys," TRAN said.
TRAN was preparing a gift her students in the last class.
Because the three boys were always very active and occassionally naughty, she teased them, saying they wouldn't receive anything.
"They all begged, 'Oh, Miss TRAN, please, please give us a gift. We'll be good. We promise to behave in September.'"
TRAN finally gave the three kids a book, a pencil and a little bear.
At the cemetery, Sabrina CARD and Wladimir ROBLERO of Pickering, were special guests of the family. They were at the lake when tragedy struck."I was just fortunate to be there. I was able to grab Anthony and take him to the shore so we could start (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation)."
"We feel sorry, deeply sorry for the family," CARD said. "We were busy doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Anthony without knowing what was happening to Larry and Calvin." They were later found lying under water.
Yesterday, CARD gave the boys' mother, a kiss on the cheek. "I told her she has to stay strong for Anthony."
Anh LE, the boys' aunt who was supervising the children, "is having a very hard time," said a family member.
"The family is learning the lesson the hard way. But we should all learn and teach water safety to (kids).
"The government should bring back swimming lessons to schools," he said.
Another mass will be celebrated in Vietnamese at St. Jane Frances Catholic Church at 5: 30 p.m. today.
The Vietnamese community has set up a trust fund for the family at a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce branch, transit number 05522, account 2681439. Tax receipts are available.
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LE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-03 published
Girl, 4, drowns near Huntsville
Parents discover child early in morning
'We don't know what happened': Police
By Roberta AVERY, Special To The Star
Huntsville -- A family visit to the cottage turned into tragedy early yesterday morning when the body of a 4-year-old Burlington girl, Regan HARSHAW, was found in the waters of Skeleton Lake, about 25 kilometres southwest of Huntsville.
"The family is having a very tough time dealing with this terrible tragedy," said Const. Ted SMITH of the Ontario Provincial Police's Huntsville detachment.
Police released very few details yesterday, saying only that the child was found in the lake at the cottage by a parent before 7 a.m. Regan was rushed by ambulance to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, where attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.
Although Hwy. 141 runs to the south of Skeleton Lake, much of the lake's 36-kilometre perimeter is not accessible by road. Many of the cottages, including the HARSHAW family's, are only reachable by boat.
Police were talking to Regan's parents last night to try to determine if the girl wandered from her bed in the night and fell into the lake.
"In reality, at this stage, we don't know what happened," said SMITH.
Foul play is not suspected, but can't be ruled out until after an autopsy scheduled for today in Toronto, he said.
"We're hoping there will be no surprises," said SMITH.
The girl's death follows the drownings of a number of other children in Ontario this year.
On July 24, the body of Terence THANHTAIK, 6, of Toronto was pulled from the mouth of the Nottawasaga River 24 hours after he disappeared from a family picnic at Wasaga Beach.
On June 12, two Toronto boys, Larry LE, 9, and his brother, Calvin, 7, died after a swimming accident near Guelph. A third brother, Anthony, 8, survived.
On July 2, Tyler REID, 6, drowned at a Goderich beach.
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LEACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
LOUCKS, Harrison " Harry" Lee
Harrison "Harry" Lee of Saint Thomas, on Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 86th year. Dearly loved husband of Norma C. (FICK) LOUCKS and loved father of James H. and his wife Karen LOUCKS of Aylmer, Carol Ann LEACK, Sandra and Stephen LOUCKS, all of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Harry was born in Windsor area on May 30, 1919, the son of the late Joseph C. and Katherine SHIPP) LOUCKS. He was a retired employee of the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. He served during World War 2 and was a member of Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Private interment of the ashes in Fairview Cemetery, Port Rowan. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.

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LEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-06 published
LEACOCK, Doris Frances
With deep sorrow and a great sense of loss, we announce the death of Doris Frances LEACOCK in her 95th year. She entered her home in heaven and into the loving care of God on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005 at West Park Long Term Care.
Doris was the cherished and devoted wife for fifty-four years of the late Roy William LEACOCK. Beloved daughter of the late Phebe and John CAMERON, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Deeply loved and treasured sister of the late Hilda May YOUNG, Norman Hugh Ferguson CAMERON and John Richard CAMERON. Proud and loving aunt to Judith Ann COX (Robert,) the late John David CAMERON (Jane) and the late Douglas Stirling CAMERON. Great aunt to David John CAMERON (Jacqueline), Ian Stirling Cameron, Evan William CAMERON, Jayson Michael COX and Shannon Louise COX. Great great aunt to MacKenzie Lauren CAMERON.
Doris was a person of great dignity and high principle possessing many sterling characteristics, a kind and generous spirit who faced life's many challenges with great wisdom, enormous courage, optimism and skill. She has left a legacy of deep faith in God and her church, loyalty and love of family and Friends. She was dearly loved by many whose lives were greatly enriched by her presence on their journey through life.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Saturday, January 8, at 11: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Anglican Church of St. Clement, Eglinton, 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H8.
May God grant her soul eternal peace.

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LEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-26 published
Ewart REID, Economist (1910-2005)
Ottawa economist and idealist was Canada's presence at a United Nations agency founded to help feed the world's poorest people
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, September 26, 2005, Page S8
Ottawa -- Ewart REID never forgot the misery of the Depression, when millions of Canadians struggled to survive amid horrendous unemployment and general despair. Dubbed the "Dirty Thirties," the decade profoundly marked Mr. REID for the rest of his life. It made him a life-long socialist, as well as developing a strong sense of social justice for the less fortunate that later took him around the world.
Mr. REID was one of many who were attracted to socialism during the 1930s, keenly interested in finding solutions to the world's overwhelming economic and social problems. Some thought the liberal democratic countries, such as the United States and Britain, were doing a poor job so new ideas should be given a chance. Rejecting capitalism, many idealists were seduced by Communism and became apologists for the crimes of Stalin's Soviet Union.
Studying economics at Montreal's McGill University from 1928-32, Mr. REID didn't become a communist, as some of his peers did. Instead, he became involved in the Student Christian Movement. It was an exciting time for Mr. REID. Besides working as the sports editor of the McGill Daily, he took an economics course taught by Stephen LEACOCK (who was better known as a humorist.) That was interesting, he told his son Malcolm decades later, but Mr. LEACOCK's students had to keep on their toes. "His remarks in class could sometimes slash pretty hard at us."
Mr. REID also got to know J.S. WOODSWORTH, the Methodist minister who became the first president of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. He was influenced, too, by the McGill teacher Carl DAWSON, who encouraged a social conscience in his students. During the summer of 1932, Mr. REID performed field research in various Doukhobor communities for Prof. DAWSON's 1936 book, Group Settlement, Ethnic Communities in Western Canada. Often criticized for their pacifism and rejection of secular government, the 7,400 Doukhobor settlers developed one of North America's largest and most complex undertakings in communal living. Among the communities Mr. REID visited were the Yorkton colony near Great Spirit Lake, and the Blaine Lake colony, both in Saskatchewan. He reported that the Doukhobors had not discarded the original communistic principles which they had elected to follow in Canada, but had supplemented them with farming and business practices learned since their arrival.
Mr. REID, who came from a comfortable middle-class background, also spent time in Montreal getting to know the "kings of the road," or hobos. That included nights in the Old Brewery Mission, a shelter for the homeless. It was an eye-opener, he told Malcolm REID. " They put the soap right on our heads when we went into the shower. It flowed down on us. It had to wash us."
He learned to respect the views of the footloose unemployed. "Once, I was sitting in the port of Montreal with grain elevators [nearby]. A guy came over and said, 'See those elevators? There's no food for us, but in those elevators there's enough food to feed everybody.' He was a hobo... or a hobo politician, I guess you could say."
After obtaining his master's degree in economics in 1938, Mr. REID was hired by the federal Department of Agriculture.
"He [became] an expert on the transportation of crops to market. He knew all about grain rates on the Canadian National Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway. He testified at royal commissions on the rail system," said Malcolm REID. "He loved trains. My last trip with him was on a train."
After 27 years at the Department of Agriculture, Mr. REID went to work for the United Nations' World Food Program in 1965. The program, overseen by the United Nations's Food and Agriculture Organization, was founded in 1963 to organize the distribution of food to Third World countries (19 years earlier, in 1946, Mr. REID had been a member of the Canadian delegation when the Food and Agriculture Organization was founded in Quebec City, just a year after the birth of the United Nations in San Francisco).
Over the next 11 years, Mr. REID worked in Rome, New Delhi and Ankara. His job was to ensure that shiploads of wheat, beans, powdered milk and other foodstuffs arrived to feed workers building dams, roads, bridges and health centres. He also organized emergency food deliveries after natural disasters such as floods and mud slides.
Convincing wealthy countries to contribute wasn't easy at the beginning, Mr. REID said later. "We always (had) to fight to get them to pledge." By 1966, amounts on the order of $275-million were being pledged.
Co-ordinating the delivery and distribution of thousands of tons of food over the years was an enormous logistical task. "Whole ships were sometimes leased, and third-world fleets of ships were often used," said Malcolm REID.
Ewart REID, who believed strongly in international co-operation, liked to make that point from time to time to his sons: "It's one world, you know."
Ewart Percival REID was born on July 6, 1910, in Regina, Saskatchewan. He died on June 15 in Ottawa. He was 94. He leaves his sons, Ian and Malcolm, and his third wife, Seval UNAN of Turkey. He was predeceased by his brother, Howard, and his sisters Margaret and Eleanor.

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LEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
JACKMAN, Iris B.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4th, 2005. Beloved widow of the late Reverend Harold JACKMAN and mother of Aaron GILL, Lorraine SANDY, Liza GILL- GIBBS, Jocelyn HAMILTON (née LOPEZ Carl), Phyllisia LEACOCK (née LOPEZ Trevor), Maria CAPRIETTA, Patricia JACKMAN- ELLIS, Glenda BRUCE, Reverend Jacqueline COLLINS, Llewelyn JACKMAN, Ruth GLASGOW, Ann EMMANUEL, Kenny JACKMAN, Jennifer GRIMES- JACKMAN, Cheryl MOSES, Wendy MORRIS. She will be greatly missed by her 49 grandchildren and her 31 great-grandchildren. Mrs. JACKMAN will also be missed by her sisters Florence NURSE and Monica DUNCAN, and her brothers Reginald BASCOMBE, Alphonso BASCOMBE and George DECOTEAU. Mrs. JACKMAN has family from Trinidad, and throughout the West Indies and the United States. They are coming to Toronto for the funeral. Visitation will be held at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday, February 10 from 7-9 p.m. and also on Friday, February 11 from 5-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Riverside Missionary Church located at 456 King St. E. on Saturday, February 12th at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-21 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Donald Clarence
Peacefully, at Summit Place in Owen Sound, on Monday, December 19th, 2005. Donald Clarence LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, of Owen Sound, in his 82nd year. Dearly beloved husband of Pauline LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (née HAINES.) Loving father of Betty Lou ELLIS, of Ottawa, Michael LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, of British Columbia and Wendy WILCOX, of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Donald will be sadly missed by his sister, Loretta SIEGFRIED, of Walkerton. Predeceased by his two sons, Gary and Donald James LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and his parents, Clarence and Barbara LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. A Graveside Service for Donald LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH will be held on Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Bishop Kenneth ROBINSON officiating. There will be no visitation. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Last Post Fund as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 25014th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492).

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-05 published
McWILLIAM, Maribelle Elsie (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
At the Bobier Villa on Monday, January 3rd, 2005, Maribelle Elsie (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) McWILLIAM, beloved wife of the late John Stuart McWILLIAM (1981.) Daughter of the late Archie D. and Minnie (CAMPBELL) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loved mother of Ann and Bill STADDON of Chatham, Cameron and Ann Marie McWILLIAM, Robert and Susan McWILLIAM, all of R.R.#1 Dutton. Loved grandmother of Wesley, Scott, Sean and Aron STADDON, Morgan, Whitney, Molly, Malcolm, Maryjo, Jason and Lauren McWILLIAM and great grandmother of Natalie and Wyatt. Dear sister of Florence and Norman McWILLIAM of R.R.#1 Dutton, Robert and Audrey LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Glencoe and sister in law of Jeanne LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of R.R.#1 Dutton and Ella McWILLIAM of R.R.#1 Dutton. Predeceased by a son Ronald and brothers Claire CAMPBELL, Dugald, Donald and Norman LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and sisters in law Lila CAMPBELL and Annie LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral service will be held from Duff Church, Largie, on Thursday, January 6th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Dutton. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Mrs. McWILLIAM was a member of Adah Chapter 276 O.E.S., members will conduct a memorial service on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-24 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Agnes Marie (TALBOT)
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus on Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, Mrs. Agnes Marie (TALBOT) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of London in her 75th year. Wife of the late George LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loving mother of Barb LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Blenheim and Dave LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of London. Sister of Betty Jean HOGGARTH. Predeceased by her brother Bob TALBOT. Also loved by her grandchildren Marcy, Bradley and Shaun LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Survived by the Elliott and Whetstone Families. A funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Spring interment at Bayfield Cemetery. Those wising to make a donation in memory of Marie are asked to consider the March of Dimes or the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-26 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Dr. Sheila deNord
Dr. Sheila deNord LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on January 24th, 2005. Loving wife of the late John David LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (1977). She will be sadly missed by many dear Friends. The funeral Liturgy will be conducted in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior to service time. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-31 published
CHERRY, William James
William James CHERRY, longtime resident of London, Ontario and formerly of Ladner, British Columbia, passed away peacefully after a short illness at University Hospital on January 29, 2005. William, typically known to all as Bill, was 73 years young and left us much too soon. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Josephine, a lifetime resident of London, his son Wayne CHERRY and his wife Cathy, his daughter Wendy CHERRY- TRUANT and her husband Rick, and youngest son David CHERRY. Bill 's grandchildren include from oldest to youngest Lisa CHERRY, Alison CHERRY, Dean CHERRY, Samantha GRANT- CHERRY and Michael Connor TRUANT. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews on Josephine's side. Bill was part of a large close-knit family originating in Ladner, British Columbia, and his siblings are Dick CHERRY, deceased, Winifred HUBERT, deceased, Douglas CHERRY of Calgary and Mildred LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Kelowna, British Columbia. He is now reunited in heaven with his wonderful parents, James and Kate CHERRY and his dear aunt and uncle Leona and Clifford WRIGHT.
Bill in his younger years served as a pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces, succeeded as a sales manager for International Harvester and Silverwoods, and was a long time employee of recognition for the Ford Motor Company in Talbotville. He was well renowned in his hometown for being a high school star in basketball, boxing and lacrosse, and thoroughly enjoyed family, Friends, good conversation, hockey, construction, engineering and politics. Visitation and the funeral will both take place at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home at 362 Waterloo Street in London. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, and the funeral the next day, Thursday, February 3 at 12: 00 noon. Bill will rest at St. Peter's Cemetery on Victoria Street in London. As expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
CHERRY, William James
William James CHERRY, longtime resident of London, Ontario and formerly of Ladner, British Columbia, passed away peacefully after a short illness at University Hospital on January 29, 2005. William, typically known to all as Bill, was 73 years young and left us much too soon. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Josephine, a lifetime resident of London, his son Wayne CHERRY and his wife Cathy, his daughter Wendy CHERRY- TRUANT and her husband Rick, and youngest son David CHERRY. Bill 's grandchildren include from oldest to youngest Lisa CHERRY, Alison CHERRY, Dean CHERRY, Samantha GRANT- CHERRY and Michael Connor TRUANT. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews on Josephine's side. Bill was part of a large close-knit family originating in Ladner, British Columbia, and his siblings are Dick CHERRY, deceased, Winifred HUBERT, deceased, Douglas CHERRY of Calgary and Mildred LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Kelowna, British Columbia. He is now reunited in heaven with his wonderful parents, James and Kate CHERRY and his dear aunt and uncle Leona and Clifford WRIGHT.
Bill in his younger years served as a pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces, succeeded as a sales manager for International Harvester and Silverwoods, and was a long time employee of recognition for the Ford Motor Company in Talbotville. He was well renowned in his hometown for being a high school star in basketball, boxing and lacrosse, and thoroughly enjoyed family, Friends, good conversation, hockey, construction, engineering and politics. Visitation and the funeral will both take place at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home at 362 Waterloo Street in London. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, and the funeral the next day, Thursday, February 3 at 12: 00 noon. Bill will rest at St. Peter's Cemetery on Victoria Street in London. As expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Larry Samford
Larry Samford LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 31, 2005 surrounded by his loving family in his 76th year. Born on April 19th, 1929 in South Norwich Township he was the son of the late Samuel LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and the late Grace MILES. Dear father to Larry Jr., Rick and his wife Ruth, Tom and his wife Suzanne, Ken and his wife Nancy, Paul and his wife Karen, Murray, Sue and her husband Perry and Lorie and her husband Jamie. Much loved grandfather of Scott, Crystal, and Brian, Scottie, Pam, and Mike, Shane, Meghan and Graydon, and Sydney. Loved great-grandfather of Hunter. Predeceased by brothers George, Stanley and Harvey and one sister Iva McKEIRNAN, daughters Helen and Nancy. Mr. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH's family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Larry will be held in the Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Gary SHUTTLEWORTH officiating. Interment later in the spring in the Eden Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Frank
In loving memory of Frank Leach, 25 year old brakeman for the Pere Marquette Railway and resident of Saint Thomas, who was killed in a railway accident 75 years ago today, in Springfield, Ontario, while doing his duty during a snowstorm.
You, and the memory of what might have been, have not been forgotten.
The family.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-17 published
WRAY, Jack (October 8, 1923-March 12, 2005)
Born in Millbank, Ontario and retired in London, Jack died suddenly in Costa Rica with his soul mate of 55 years, Marg (HOLROYD) by his side. Loving father to Peg (Chris) DAWKINS, of Sarnia Doug (Kate) WRAY, of Etobicoke; and Bob (Julie) WRAY, of Mt. Brydges. Adored Papa to Brooke, Wes, Joy DAWKINS, Brian, Carly, Derek and Kelly WRAY. Survived by two sisters Ann (Jack) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, of Goderich and Ruth Nichol, of Listowel, and brother-in-law to George (Norma) HOLROYD, of Saint Marys and Marion (Don) MacLEOD, of Kincardine.
Jack was a veteran of the Canadian Navy in World War 2. His business career of 35 years was spent in sales and marketing with Nabisco Foods in London and Toronto. A truly kind and gentle man, his motto was "Think of Others". Flowers gratefully declined; rather, raise a toast to a long life well lived! Visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 19th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to consider his favouri te charity; the B and E. Fund of Middlesex Kiwanis.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Harold
In loving memory of a dear Dad, Grandpa and Poppa, Harold.
A special smile, a special face,
And in our hearts a special place.
No words we speak will ever say,
How much we miss you everyday.
Love, Jean and family.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
COLE, Karen Edith (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
After a sudden but courageous battle with cancer, Karen Edith COLE of Woodstock Ontario was accepted into the Lord's arms on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 from Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia. She was taken from us far too soon -- she was only in her 58th year with so many things she still wanted to see and do. But she left behind the best of herself in her children, and we will uphold her legacy for as long as we walk the earth. Our mother's short life was one filled with many joys, but also many trials and tribulations. Now, she can finally rest peacefully, no longer weighed down by the worries of this world. She was a mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, friend and mentor to many people. We will never forget what she meant to all of us.
She was a mother to Nikki and Brad HUNTER of London, Ontario, Domonique and Angelito DOMINGO of Bellingham, Washington, Candace COLE of Aldergrove, British Columbia and Vincent COLE of Aldergrove, British Columbia. She was the daughter of Jack and Sylvia LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Woodstock, Ontario and sister to Kerry LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Bradenton, Florida. She was a grandmother to Desiree EATON of London, Ontario, and the hopeful grandma of Dom and Angel's future children. She was a dear friend to many, but most especially Susette NEEDHAM who was the best friend mom had ever known.
Mom was also a mentor to many, and in her death we have learned even more about her goodness and farreaching generosity. She will be sadly missed in more ways than we even know yet. But Mom lived to laugh, and we're certain she's looking down upon us all now and rejoicing each time we find a moment to smile or laugh in her memory. So we ought not linger in sadness for too long because somehow, some way, Karen COLE will find a way to reach down from heaven and kick us in the pants if we do. We love you Mom. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support these last few months -- they have meant more than words can express. Support by way of contributions to the British Columbia Cancer Society and/or participation in Relay for Life and other cancer initiatives would be greatly treasured.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Ann Grace (WRAY)
At Maitland Manor, on Saturday, April 9, 2005. Ann Grace (WRAY) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Goderich in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Dr. Jack LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH for 54 years. Dear mother of Donald LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Burlington, Sally LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Alex SHEVCHUK) of Toronto. Proud grandmother of Andrei SHEVCHUK. Sister of Ruth NICHOL of Listowel and the late John WRAY (Marg) of London. Friends will be received at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, 11 Cambria Road North (at East Street) Goderich, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-14 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, William " Bill"
Suddenly with family at his side at Victoria South Street Campus, on April 12, 2005, Mr. William "Bill" LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Margaret LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loving father of Connie ANDERSON, William, Frank and Diane LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. He will be sadly missed by all of his grand and great grand children and his little buddy Angus. Brother of Patricia DARLINGTON of London and nephew to Joe DURIN of Goderich. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, good Friends and neighbours. Visitation will be in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where the service will be conducted on Monday, April 18th at 1 p.m. Donation to the family in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Burt
At Albany Retirement Village, Petrolia, on Friday, April 22, 2005. Burt LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, 84 years, formerly of Petrolia and Oakdale. Special uncle to Mac and Marilyn LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Dresden, Lola and Barry DUDLEY of Petrolia, Betty POTTER of Sarnia and their families. Burt was predeceased by his brothers, Jim and Betty LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and W.A. and Grace LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and sisters, Annie and Clifford STEWARDSON, Kathleen LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Christina and Morley CALCOTT. The funeral service for Burt LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation from 12 noon. Reverend Dr. Robert M. GIBSON will officiate. Interment will follow in Shetland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the St. Paul's United Church Memorial Fund. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-10 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Charlie Maxwell
Peacefully at his residence in Watford on Sunday, May 8th, 2005. Mr. Charlie Maxwell THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Anna (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) and dear Grandfather of Stephen and Nadine and their children, Ethan, Eric and Evan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his stepson Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1992) and his sister Mable (2004). Visitation on Tuesday, May 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Harper Funeral Home, Watford where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Christine O'REILLY officiating. Interment at the Warwick United Church Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
ROBINSON, Kathryn " Sam" (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre on Wednesday May 11, 2005 Kathryn (Sam), daughter of the late Lloyd and Helen LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH in her 53rd year. Beloved mother of Christopher ROBINSON of London. Dear sister of Mary VAN SOEREN and her partner Barry JOHNSON of Guelph. Dear niece of Kirsti BATES of London. Also survived by her former husband Ian ROBINSON and his family. Sam will be remembered by her many Friends in England, Spain, United States of American, Venezuela and Canada. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Saturday afternoon at 1: 30 o'clock. Cremation with private family interment. Prayers Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to the St. Joseph's Palliative Care c/o St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-16 published
KUSKA, Barbara (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
At the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, May 14, 2005, Barbara (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) KUSKA of West Lorne, in her 65th year. Wife of the late John KUSKA. Loved mother of Robert and Linda KUSKA of West Lorne, Richard KUSKA of West Lorne, Dayrrl and Teressa KUSKA of Dutton, Cheryl GREEN of West Lorne, Gerald and Jennifer KUSKA of Highgate. Loved grandmother of 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Melvin and Jennie LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and a brother James LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St. Dutton, Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fai rview Cemetery.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-16 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Teresa (FLANAGAN)
Teresa LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (FLANAGAN), Claresholm, Alberta, June 24, 2005. Survived by husband Gerry, daughter Debbie McPHAIL (Kevin,) son David (Pam), grandchildren Quinn, Katelyn, sisters Reta, Kay, Dorothy, brothers Kelly and Leo.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
WARBURTON, William
William WARBURTON, peacefully, on July 24, 2005, at Exeter Villa, in his 83rd year. Lovingly remembered by his children William WARBURTON, Susan and Ben HOOGENBOOM and Mary and Martyn VAN ESSEN, grandchildren Ben and Jenna, Kara, Joel, Ian, and Wynn, Kirsten, Jerry, Samantha and Brandon and sisters and brother-in-law Mollie REESOR, Barbara OCKENDEN, Dorothy and Harry TROUGHTON, and Norma and Franklin SPARROW. Bill was predeceased by his first wife and the children's mother Dorothy (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) WARBURTON (1980,) second wife Dorothy (FOLLIOTT) WARBURTON (1995,) by parents William and Olive (WHITEHEAD) WARBURTON and by brothers-in-law Clayton REESOR and William OCKENDEN.
Bill was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (1942-1973), and attained the rank of Warrant Officer. During his thirty years of service as a noncommissioned officer, Bill was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the 1939-1945 War Medal, and the Special Service Medal (serving with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization). Bill also served the community with his contributions as People's Warden and Rector's Warden of Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Exeter, for many years. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, stories of his many travels, and bear hugs and whisker rubs. Thank you Bill for showing the importance of pride in self, community and country. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 27th at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church at 2 p.m. with Reverend Bill WARD officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior to the service. Interment of ashes at Exeter Cemetery. Memorial Donations to south Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Dinney Funeral Home, 471 Main Street, Exeter, 519-235-3500 in charge of arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.dinneyfuneralhome.ca

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-26 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Colin Michael Ernest
Peacefully at his residence, surrounded with love from his family on Friday, September 23, 2005 in his 66th year, Colin Michael Ernest LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Northville. Beloved Husband of Nonny (AVERY) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loving Father of Kim LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Guelph, Kelly and Robert (Chopper) HAMMOND of Petrolia, and Karen and Jimmy COSTA of Port Franks. Cherished grandfather to Christopher Michael Robert HAMMOND and Matteo Colin COSTA. Also survived by brother Barry and Pat LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Sarnia and sister Carol and Ron COOK of Lethbridge, Alberta. Also dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Cecil and Violet LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. There will be a memorial service held at Widder Station Golf Course, Thedford on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses greatly acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-16 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Malcolm " MAC"
Of London, passed away with courage and dignity, surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 15th, 2005, in his 71st year. Loving husband of Lenore (AGLA) and daughter Lorene (Roni) of Alberta. Special Dad to Jessica, Kathleen, Jennifer and Adam. Predeceased by his parents Malcolm and Evelyn LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Windsor and a brother Dalmaine (1933). Mac retired as a 29 year employee of Ford-Talbotville Local (1520). He recently worked for Aboutown as a school bus driver for handicapped children. He was a foster parent for Saint Thomas Children's Aid and most recently for the London and Middlesex Children's Aid Society for over 10 years. He was active in his community as a member of the Hyde Park Lion's, the Calligraphy Guild of London and the Bookbinders and Craft Guild. He also enjoyed golfing, biking, scuba diving, singing and fishing. He leaves behind many nephews, a niece, cousins and Friends. Mac will be resting at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (519) 641-1793, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Lion's Service being held at 7: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Kenneth JAGGS officiating. Interment Kilmartin Cemetery, Glencoe. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mac are asked to consider the Lion's Foundation of Canada-Dog Guides c/o Hyde Park-Lion's. A memorial tree will be planted at the Lion's Foundation of Canada Memorial Forest in Breslau, Ontario.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-18 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Malcolm " MAC"
Of London, passed away with courage and dignity, surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 15th, 2005, in his 71st year. Loving husband of Lenore (Agla) and daughter Lorene (Roni) of Alberta. Special Dad to Jessica, Kathleen, Jennifer and Adam. Predeceased by his parents Malcolm and Evelyn LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Windsor and a brother Dalmaine (1933). Mac retired as a 29 year employee of Ford-Talbotville Local (1520). He recently worked for Aboutown as a school bus driver for handicapped children. He was a foster parent for Saint Thomas Children's Aid and most recently for the London and Middlesex Children's Aid Society for over 10 years. He was active in his community as a member of the Hyde Park Lion's, the Calligraphy Guild of London and the Bookbinders and Craft Guild. He also enjoyed golfing, biking, scuba diving, singing and fishing. He leaves behind many nephews, a niece, cousins and Friends. Mac will be resting at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (519) 641-1793, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Lion's Service being held at 7: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Kenneth JAGGS officiating. Interment Kilmartin Cemetery, Glencoe. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mac are asked to consider the Lion's Foundation of Canada-Dog Guides c/o Hyde Park-Lion's. A memorial tree will be planted at the Lion's Foundation of Canada Memorial Forest in Breslau, Ontario.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-20 published
SCOTT, Mary A. (HARRISON)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Mary A. (HARRISON) SCOTT of Lucan in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Wilmer E. (Scotty) SCOTT (2003.) Dear mother of Janet and Jack HEAMAN of Ailsa Craig, Jim and Audrey SCOTT, Judy and Harry BOND and Brenda and Bob SMITH all of Lucan, Nancey and Sam TAILOR/TAYLOR of Swift Current, Saskatchewan and Betty SCOTT of London. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Doris HARRISON of Aylmer and Lloyd ELGIE of London. Predeceased by brothers Fred, Jack and George HARRISON and sisters Elizabeth PHILLIPS, Margaret GILMOUR, Irene LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Barbara FAULKNER, Beryl SHIPLEY and Dorothy ELGIE. Mary was a life member of the Clandeboye Women's Institute. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 11 a.m. with Reverend Kathy WREFORD officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery. Donations to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation or the Easter Seal Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, John " Jack" E.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, October 23, 2005. John " Jack" E. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Woodstock in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (née HUDDLESTON) for over 66 years. Dear father of Kerry LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and his wife Kathy of Bradenton, Florida. Loved grandfather of Candice COLE of Algrove, British Columbia, Domonique DOMINGO (Angelito) of Bellingham, Washington, Kristy LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (James RAMCHUK) of Calgary, Nicolette COLE (Bradley HUNTER) of London and great-grandfather of four. Dear brother of Jean BARNES (Ray) of Goderich and Helen SMITH of Strathroy. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his special Friends Eric and Maria JORGENSEN, Larry and Judith HODGES, Doug and Winnie NICOL and his many Friends in the Woodstock and London areas. Predeceased by his daughter Karen COLE (2005) and by his sister Doris McKEEN. Jack was employed with the C.P.R. for over 38 years then worked with Jorgensen Enterprises (Esso) up until last year. A memorial service in Jacks memory will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Oxford County Branch would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock, 539-0004. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Marilyn
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away at the Sydenham Campus on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Robert (Bob) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, former Leach Jewellers. Loving mother of Richard LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Mississauga; Geoffrey and Deanne LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Newmarket and Lisa LAFLAMME of Oshawa. Dear Grandmother of Molly, Emma, Grace, Rachel, Jean-Guy and Nicole. Sister-in-law of Jack BROWN of Wallaceburg. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents William T. and Florence (MITCHELL) FOX and sisters Florence SELLERS, Jane SILLIKER and Evelyn BROWN. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin), in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. The funeral service will be conducted by Cheryl KIRK, Diaconal Minister at Trinity United Church on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 2 o'clock. Interment at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Trinity United Church Ministry of Music Fund may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Raymond
In loving memory of our wonderful father and grandfather Raymond, who passed away November 5, 2004. Time cannot steal the memories, We have within our hearts, Nor take away the happy years, Of which we were all a part, You did so many things for us, Your heart was generous and true, And when we needed someone, We could always count on you. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Cathy, Paul, Sarah, Katie and Matthew.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Raymond
In loving memory of Raymond, who passed away November 5, 2004. He had a nature you could not help loving And a heart that was purer than gold. And to those who knew and loved him, His memory will never grow cold. Remembered with love by wife Nancy and family.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-11 published
LEWIS, J. Marie (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
Peacefully, at University Hospital, London on Thursday, November 10, 2005, J. Marie (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) LEWIS of Clandeboye in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Cecil H. LEWIS. Dear mother of Larry and Lynda LEWIS of Clandeboye and Philip and Mary-Ellen LEWIS of London. Dear grandmother of Leanne and Chris McILHARGEY, Leasa Jane LEWIS and friend Ryan DUKESHIRE; Shelley LEWIS, Chris and Trevor RAMSEY, Michael LEWIS and Aimee GELDARD and great-grandmother of Isaac RAMSEY. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gerald LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Alberta, Donald and Dorothy LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Lucan, Alice and George HALES of Saint Marys, Carl and Joan LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Denfield, Jean LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of London, Betty LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Lucan and Marjorie LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of London. Predeceased by brothers Harold, Jim, Jack, George and Lyle and a sister-in-law Theresa LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 12th at 11 a.m., with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-14 published
GIBB, William " Bill" John, M.B.
Born September 15 1941, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at St. Michaels Hospital on January 12, 2005. Bill was a devoted and loving husband to Barbara (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) since nineteen years of age. Bill was the proud father of Holly DECKER and her husband Paul DECKER, grandchildren Benjamin and William Heather DYMOND and her husband Bryce DYMOND; and son Hartley GIBB, Jodi PILGRIM and grandchildren Chase and Liam. Bill is survived by Brother David GIBB and sister-in-law Beth and Sheila SANGWINE and brother-in-law Anthony who were not only relatives, but life-long Friends. Bill GIBB was a true family man and put his commitment to family far before himself. Bill was also the loved Uncle and Godfather of The Reverend Geoffrey SANGWINE and respected and admired Uncle of Howard and Leslie SANGWINE. He will be greatly missed by his family but shall have solace in knowing that his family values will live on forever through his wife, children and grandchildren
Bill's full life was spent as a long-time employee and executive at Dominion Food Stores for over 25 years, local entrepreneur and businessman and dedicated member to the Mississauga Rotary Club and devout Member of Credit Valley Golf Club. In 2003 Bill received the Medal of Bravery from the Governor General of Canada for risking his life to save another. For this selfless act he has received two commendations from the Toronto Police Department and the Carnegie Award for Bravery.
Anyone that knew Bill found him to be a man of great loyalty, integrity, honesty and humour whether as a colleague or a friend. Never through life our illness did Bill waiver from his determination and will to overcome obstacles and live a full life. He and his family received so much hope and strength from family, Friends and colleagues who continually buoyed his spirits with love, laughter and support. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Friday from 5 - 8 pm. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Saturday January 15, 2005 at 3 pm.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-24 published
McNEIL, Leonard
Peacefully at Allendale in Milton on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005. Len McNEIL, beloved husband of Helen McNEIL. Sadly missed by his nieces Carol CASSIDY, Donna GLENDENING and Joanne LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Predeceased by his brothers Frederick, Arnold and John. Len taught school in Pontypool, Janetville, Continuation, Bethany Continuation, Peterborough and North York. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 25th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton. Interment to take place at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Paul's United Church or the Milton District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
McNEIL, William Leonard
Leonard's niece Carol sadly announces the death of her dearly loved Uncle Leonard. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife Helen Olive (PATTON) McNEIL, whom he adored. Leonard and Helen were in their 62nd year of marriage when Leonard passed away peacefully at their Allendale home in Milton. Leonard is the son of the late Charles and Mary McNEIL of Manvers Township. Predeceased by brothers Frederick, Arnold and John. Sadly missed by his nieces Donna McNEIL and Joanne McNEIL- LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. A member of Lindsay Collegiate's Class of 1932, Leonard earned post-secondary degrees from Queen's University at Kingston and the University of Toronto. In 1958, Leonard and Helen moved to Milton and made it their home. For the next 10 years, Leonard was the Superintendent of Halton County's Public Schools. Leonard served the Town of Milton as an educator, historian, horticulturalist, writer, Rotarian, Meals on Wheels and Cancer Society volunteer, photographer and member of St. Paul's United Church. Leonard was particularly proud of his work in gaining recognition for the P.L. Robertson Plant and Milton as the home of the Roberston Screwdriver. Milton awarded Leonard "1987 Citizen of the Year" and recently named a street for him. The Ontario Historical Society presented Leonard with the Carnochan Award in recognition for his Lifetime Achievement. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, (905) 878-4452, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 25th at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton. Interment to take place at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Paul's United Church or the Milton District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-12 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Ann Grace (WRAY)
At Maitland Manor, on Saturday, April 9, 2005. Ann Grace (WRAY) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Goderich in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Dr. Jack LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH for 54 years. Dear mother of Donald LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Burlington, Sally LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Alex SHEVCHUK) of Toronto. Proud grandmother of Andrei SHEVCHUK. Sister of Ruth NICHOL of Listowel and the late John WRAY (Marg) of London. Friends will be received at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, 11 Cambria Rd. North (at East St.) Goderich, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-12 published
ROBINSON, Kathryn (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, London, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Kathryn (Sam), daughter of the late Lloyd and Helen LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH in her 53rd year. Beloved mother of Christopher ROBINSON of London. Dear sister of Mary VAN SOEREN and her partner Barry JOHNSON of Guelph. Dear niece of Kirsti BATES of London. Also survived by her former husband Ian ROBINSON and his family. Sam will be remembered by her many Friends in England, Spain, United States of America, Venezuela and Canada. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Friday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, London on Saturday afternoon at 1: 30 o'clock. Cremation with private family interment. Prayers Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to the St. Joseph's Palliative Care c/o St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-13 published
ROBINSON, Kathryn (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, London, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Kathryn (Sam), daughter of the late Lloyd and Helen LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH in her 53rd year. Beloved mother of Christopher ROBINSON of London. Dear sister of Mary VAN SOEREN and her partner Barry JOHNSON of Guelph. Dear niece of Kirsti BATES of London. Also survived by her former husband Ian ROBINSON and his family. Sam will be remembered by her many Friends in England, Spain, United States of America, Venezuela and Canada. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Friday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, London on Saturday afternoon at 1: 30 o'clock. Cremation with private family interment. Prayers Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to the St. Joseph's Palliative Care c/o St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-27 published
GRAHAM Gordon Campbell
Peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 Gordon GRAHAM, of Alliston, in his 71st year, beloved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Angela and her husband Scott SHELSON of Alliston and Gordon and his wife Lenore of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Matthew and Jennifer SHELSON, and Liam and Maggie GRAHAM. Dear brother of Moira (Mrs. Fred LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) and Ann (Mrs. John McLUCKIE.)

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-25 published
KERR, Viola (née WILGAR) (1915-2005)
Died quickly of an aortic aneurysm in Muskoka in her 90th year with her usual grace and sweetness, surrounded by family and her dearest and best friend Syd JACKSON. Beloved wife, for 57 rich and wonderful years, of the late Stanley E. KERR, who died seven years ago. Cherished mother of Sheila (Dennis O'NEILL,) Kitty (Julian HAY,) and David. She adored her grandchildren: Carolyn O'NEILL (Lorne ROTHMAN), Kathleen O'NEILL Carter (Tony), Jennifer McCARTHY, Alex McCARTHY, Andrea, Roxanne and Austin KERR; and her great-grandchildren: Quinn and Arielle ROTHMAN, William Stanley CARTER and Annabel Viola CARTER. Dearly loved by her many nieces and nephews: Barbara (Bill LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH,) Jay BRADSHAW (Jinnie), Pat CROMIE (Ron), Stephen WILGAR (Judy), Jeremy WILGAR (Barbara,) Betsy PERKIN, as well as Patricia LIPTRAP (Bob,) Peter LAWTON (Pat), Peggy McISAAC, the late Joyce DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Bob), Ken SELBY (Anne.) A role-model for all of us, Vi knew how to live life to the fullest and right up until her very last breath. Friendly, sociable, kind, clever, funny, articulate, well-read, musical and glamorous. Thoughtful, charitable, forgiving, hopeful a quintessential Christian. Born in 1915 in Toronto, the daughter of Clarence and Maudie WILGAR, sister of Adelaide BRADSHAW, Alan WILGAR, Warren WILGAR, and Dorothy BELL, Viola is the last of her generation. She attended Brown School and Havergal College, became a nurse at the Toronto Central Hospital, and after staying home with her children, engaged in a 40-year successful career in real estate at Johnston and Daniel. She continued to be involved in her many activities right up until the day she died. Not only was she involved in organizations such as Lawrence Park Community Church and the Serenata Singers, but also, played excellent bridge, threw dinner parties for Friends and family at her house, enjoyed the Muskoka cottage and travelling. She always kept in touch with Friends in good times and bad. She left this message for us: "Let not your hearts be troubled. I have lived long and well and have had and given lots of fun and laughter." The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Tuesday between 6-8 p.m. Funeral services to be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue. Donations may be made to the Christian Children's Fund of Canada or The Muskoka Heritage Fund.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-17 published
ARMSTRONG, Rowena Mary
After a life well lived, Ro died peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Irwin ARMSTRONG. Loving mother of John and his wife Linda. Proud and devoted grandmother of Sarah and Heather and her husband Neil LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loving sister of John and Mark ETHERINGTON. Predeceased by her sister Daphne ETHERINGTON and her brothers Frank, Ted and Paul ETHERINGTON. Ro will be dearly missed by all of her Friends and family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 10 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2005, until the time of Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home. If desired, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1255 Bay Street, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M59 2A9, or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-25 published
McCARROL, Mary
A loving, giving woman with great compassion, at her new residence in Toronto on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at the age of 73 years. Mary, beloved mother of Karen (Richard SABOURIN,) Elspeth (Michael CADMAN), Susan (Trevor DUCKETT), Kathy (Paul STOS), Alec (Elly), Janet (Stephen GALBRAITH,) and Robert. Cherished Nana of Nadine, Luc, Sebastien, Rachael, Ellen, Kevin, Kyle, Aaron, Taylor, Valerie, Heather, Caleigh, Nathan, eagerly awaited twins (Fric and Frac), the late Emma CADMAN, and great Nana of Olivier, Camille, and Antoine. Dear sister of Bruce BLACKWOOD (Mavis), Beth (Fred LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH), and Robert BLACKWOOD. Beloved Aunt Mary of Maureen, Bret, Bruce, and of the late David and Great Aunt of Grace. Lifelong friend of Nancy COOK and beloved friend to so many others. Mary will be remembered for her love of Harry Potter, Hammy the Hamster and her love of people. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main Street North "Brampton Chapel", (905) 451-1100, on Thursday, August 25, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Cremation. In memory of Mary, donations to any charity that contributes to the benefit and love of children would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
BUTLER, Helen Jean
After a courageous battle, Helen passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital on Monday, August 29, 2005. Dear sister of Barbara HANLEY and the late Stuart BUTLER and Grace McQUILLIN. Much loved aunt of Joanne LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Roy McQUILLIN, Brian BUTLER, Mark HANLEY and Jennifer HANLEY- BECKER. Dear aunt of four great nieces and nephews. At Helen's request there will be no funeral service. Cremation.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-12 published
SMITH, Ian Holt
Passed away peacefully on November 3rd, 2005, in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Born in Brampton, Ontario, October 21st, 1929, the son of Jim and Allene SMITH, he was the fourth of four boys, three of whom, Neil, Malcolm and Duncan, predeceased him. After attending University College at the University of Toronto, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, Ian graduated from Osgoode Hall and practised law with his friend Earl BROWN. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, canoeing and fishing, and was a reserve officer in the 48th Highlanders in Toronto. Later, he went into business at Brookdale Kingsway Nursery, Bowmanville, Ontario and at Columbia Nursery, Chilliwack, British Columbia, also participating in various property development projects. He and his family moved to Vancouver in 1970. There, he spent time building two 52-foot cabin cruisers, one of which went to a local children's charity. Ian was an active member of the Reform Party of Canada. Sadly, his final years were overshadowed by the death of his eldest son, Malcolm Wallace SMITH, and by the onset of a nerve disease, peripheral neuropathy. He is survived by his loving wife Julia Jane (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) SMITH, son Douglas James and daughter Lorna Mary, sisters-in-law Anne SMITH and Mona HASLETT, and numerous nieces and nephews. At Ian's request, there has been no funeral service, and cremation has already taken place through the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of your choice.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-14 published
COPP, Robert A. " Bob"
Passed away with his family at his side on Friday, November 11, 2005 at his home in Port Perry in his 66th year. Bob COPP will be sadly missed by his love Susan FOX and his children Rebecca (Jason) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, David COPP and their mother Barbara COPP and his step-daughter Alana FOX. Bob will be sadly missed by all his family and many Friends. Family and Friends may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry, (905) 985-7331, on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bob will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 12 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
BROWNE, Ottilie Marion " Mollie" (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
On December 8th, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late A. Dalzel BROWNE. Survived by brother James LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and step-children Russell, Diana and Hugh BROWNE. Predeceased by father John O. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, mother Ottilie LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (MASON) and brother J. Anthony LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. At Mollie's request a funeral service was not held.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-10 published
COCKBURN, Dorothy (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
After a lengthy illness, passed away January 8, 2005. She will be dearly missed by her husband Donald, daughter Kerri, son Bradley, daughter-in-law Connie, grand_sons Dereck and Braeden, and mother-in-law Gladys. She will be fondly remembered by her large, extended family and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the York Cemetery Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd. (416) 221-3404, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 from 12-1 p.m. Complete Funeral Service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
GIBB, William " Bill" John, M.B.
Born September 15, 1941, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Michael's Hospital, on January 12, 2005. Bill was a devoted and loving husband to Barbara (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) since nineteen years of age. Bill was the proud father of Holly DECKER and her husband Paul DECKER, grandchildren Benjamin and William; Heather DYMOND and her husband Bryce DYMOND; and son Hartley GIBB, Jodi PILGRIM and grandchildren Chase and Liam. Bill is survived by brother David GIBB and sister-in-law Beth and Sheila SANGWINE and brother-in-law Anthony, who were not only relatives, but life-long Friends. Bill GIBB was a true family man and put his commitment to family far before himself. Bill was also the loved Uncle and Godfather of The Reverend Geoffrey SANGWINE and respected and admired Uncle of Howard and Leslie SANGWINE. He will be greatly missed by his family but shall have solace in knowing that his family values will live on forever through his wife, children and grandchildren. Bill's full life was spent as a long-time employee and executive at Dominion Food Stores for over 25 years, local entrepreneur and businessman and dedicated member to the Mississauga Rotary Club and devout Member of Credit Valley Golf Club. In 2003 Bill received the Medal of Bravery from the Governor General of Canada for risking his life to save another. For this selfless act he has received two commendations from the Toronto Police Department and the Carnegie Award for Bravery. Anyone that knew Bill found him to be a man of great loyalty, integrity, honesty and humour, whether as a colleague or a friend. Never through life or illness did Bill waiver from his determination and will to overcome obstacles and live a full life. He and his family received so much hope and strength from family, Friends and colleagues who continually buoyed his spirits with love, laughter and support. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 3 p.m. At the request of Bill, and in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Leukemia Division (416-946-6560) or www.pmhf-uhn.ca, where Bill was continually comforted and supported by the loving staff and nurses. Support would also be appreciated to the Rotary Club of Mississauga, P.O. Box 340, Station A, Mississauga, Ontario. M5A 3A1 (905-822-5984) or a donation of continually needed blood to Canadian Blood Services (1-800-236-6283).

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
LUESBY, J. Bryan
Passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, January 23, 2005 in his 57th year. Beloved son of Jack and Bette LUESBY and dear brother of Susan and her husband Scott FORREST. Bryan will be sadly missed by his aunt Fran MacLEOD and his cousins Craig and Nancy HUNT, Rick and Ausra MacLEOD, Elizabeth and John MacMASTER and Cynthia and Al LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. A Memorial Service will be held at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Saturday, January 29th at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Foundation would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-29 published
ALLEN, Margaret
Entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the age of 76 years. Margaret, beloved wife of the late Marvin ALLEN. Cherished mother of Judy and her husband Rick DOLAN, Janice and her late husband Wayne LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Joyce and her husband Robert BOYER, Joanne and her husband Paul SHEEHAN and Jill ALLEN. Loving grandmother of Tracey and her husband Paul CHESSON, Laura and her husband David BILLHAM, Andrew, Amy and her husband Josh DAVEY, Cory, Donna and her husband Kevin KING. Loved great-grandmother of Taryn, Jack, Neve, Patrick, Sophie, Noah and Laurisa. Dear sister of Millie CRAYCRAFT, Bill SCOTT and the late Pearl MOORE. Friends may pay their respects at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Sunday, January 30, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Morris Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Donations in Margarets memory to the Durham Region Cancer Centre or Ebenezer United Church would be gratefully appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
BRICKLES, Harry
(Retired from the C.N.R. after 40 years of service). Peacefully, at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill, on Saturday, January 29, 2005, at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Margaret (Mi OAKLEY.) Dear father of Bonnie and her husband Greg MARTIN, and Bob and his wife Kim. Loving grandfather of Ashley, Lucas, Kent, Kendal, and Stephanie. Dear brother of Connie LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Doris COSGROVE, Pat BRICKLES, and predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.), on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Thursday, February 3rd at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. The family would like to thank the staff of Hill House Hospice for their kindness and dedication at a very difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4A1 would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-09 published
SEELEY, Wallace 'Wally'
(World War 2 Veteran, and retired long time employee of Toronto Parking Authority) Passed away peacefully at the Oshawa General Hospital on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at the age of 81. Survived by his son Michael and his wife Nancy, and their two children Andrew and Katie, all of Orlando, Florida. Wally will be sadly missed by his close friend Agnes McINTYRE of Toronto, and his sisters Elva LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Peterborough, Lorraine WILSON of Collingwood, and sister-in-law Mary SEELEY of Trenton. Family and Friends will be received at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East, at Bellamy Road, Scarborough) 416-289-2558 on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. for a Memorial Service followed by a reception. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Boy Scouts of Canada would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Irene Mabel " Rene"
At Parkview Village Home, Stouffville, on Monday, March 7, 2005. Rene LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Gormley in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late George LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loving mother of Fred LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and cherished mother-in-law of Beth LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Gormley. Loving grandmother of Bret LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. A Family Service has taken place in Barrie. A memorial service will be held at Parkview Village, Stouffville on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkview Village Building Fund, Stouffville would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, Barrie. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
WRAY, John Wesley " Jack" (October 8, 1923-March 12, 2005)
Born in Milbank, Ontario and retired in London, Jack died suddenly in Costa Rica with his soulmate of 55 years, Marg (HOLROYD) by his side. Loving father to Peg (Chris) DAWKINS, of Sarnia; Doug (Kate) WRAY, of Etobicoke; and Bob (Julie) WRAY, of Mt. Brydges. Adored Papa to Brooke, Wes, Joy DAWKINS, Brian, Carly, Derek and Kelly WRAY. Survived by two sisters Ann (Jack) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, of Goderich and Ruth NICHOL, of Listowel, and brother-in-law to George (Norma) HOLROYD, of Saint Mary's and Marion (Don) MacLEOD, of Kincardine. Jack was a veteran of the Canadian Navy in World War 2. His business career of 35 years was spent in sales and marketing with Nabisco Foods in London and Toronto. A truly kind and gentle man, his motto was "Think of Others". Flowers gratefully declined, rather, raise a toast to a long life well lived! Visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 19th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to consider his favourite charity: the B and E Fund of Middlesex Kiwanis.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
BARSKUTIS, Stasys " Stanley"
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne on Friday, March 25, 2005, in his 100th year. Loving husband of the late Ona BARSKUTIENE; dear friend of Mack WATSON; beloved godfather of Danguole PRANAITAS and Antanas BUSINSKAS. Survived by sister-in-law Clementine BARSKUTIS and family of Chicago, Illinois. Fondly remembered by Deborah and Douglas LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister. He was born on May 8, 1905 in Ukmerge, Lithuania, Stasys was the son of the late Justinas and Elizabea BARSKUTIS. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville 519-941-1392 on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Rd., Toronto on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Spring interment will be held at McNeil Cemetery, Priceville, Ontario. Memorial donations in memory of Stasys may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-23 published
THIBAULT, Richard Joseph
(Retired Captain of Mississauga Firefighters) Peacefully at Southlake Residential Care Village, Newmarket on Sunday, May 22, 2005. Richard THIBAULT of Newmarket and formerly of Mississauga at 72 years of age. Dear father of Richard THIBAULT of St. Albert, Alberta and Victoria Lynn (Roy) FALLIS of Cavan, Ontario. Dear grandfather of William, Samantha, Daniel and Steven THIBAULT Chiffon FALLIS. Dear brother of Jean GRAHAM, Alexina LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Paul THIBAULT. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 9: 30 a.m. until the time of service in the Lathangue Chapel at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
BEKKER, Eugen " Dutch"
Passed away after a courageous battle on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site. Loving husband of the late Bernice. Proud dad of Reed (Gloria), Lee Ann (Rick) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, and the late Kim. Loving papa of Richard (Marie,) Jeffrey, Melissa, Jenna, Peter and his great-grandchildren Taylor and Christine. Brother of Herman, Yetty, Hanna, Gerri and the late Okko. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many Friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. A Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation. The family would appreciate having trees planted in memory of Dutch. Tree planting or Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-29 published
WELLER, Arthur Robert
Retiree of Dow Chemical, member of the BDRs Motorcycle Club. After a long courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Art, loving husband of Donna, cherished father of Sharon, Sean and his wife Nadia. Dear brother of Jeanette MANN, Sandra LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Ian McDONALD, Jim McDONALD and David McDONALD. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by cremation.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Florence Mary Movell (RAE)
Peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday, July 9, 2005. Florence (RAE) of Zephyr in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Forest TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Dear mother of the late Grant TAIT, the late Harold (late Helen) TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Linda (Wayne) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Woodville, and Irvin (Sharon) TAIT/TAITE/TATE of R.R.#1, Zephyr. Dear sister of Clifford (Blanche) RAE, Ella (Wilbert) YORK, and predeceased by Murray RAE and Marion HALLET. Dear grandmother of Debbie (Rob) SMITH, Karen (Jim) BOAKE, Ray TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Jeff (Tracy) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Lisa and Jason TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Dear great-grandmother of Emma SMITH and Zachary BOAKE. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mt. Albert for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Theaker Chapel on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Zephyr. Donations to Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
CARRUTHERS, Verna Elizabeth (née CHAMBERS)
(October 5, 1932-August 8, 2005)
After a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative neurological disease. Beloved wife of Bob CARRUTHERS of Shelburne and mother of Elaine, Gail (Gord BROWN,) Laura (Ken LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH,) Mary (Wayne TEETER) and Karen. Loving 'Nan' of Jeffrey, Brianna, Matthew, Austin, Emily and Natalie. Dear sister of May FLAHERTY of Caledon, Earl and Pauline CHAMBERS of Markdale, Cliff CHAMBERS of Oshawa and Cecil CHAMBERS of Erin. Verna will be missed by her nieces and nephews and her international family of exchange students, for whom she was also 'Mom.' Verna was a Life Member of Shelburne's Trinity United Church Women and Silk's Ruth Sayres Women's Institute. In recognition of her dedicated community service and support of the Shelburne Rotary Club's Youth Exchange Program, she was named a Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International) in 1987. Verna was humbled by the compassion and kindness shown during her illness by Friends, nurses and caregivers, and she wished to thank all who helped the family during this difficult time. The family suggests donations in Verna's memory be made to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Society or charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-18 published
TIMMS, Harold Wilfred
(Retired from Ultramar) Peacefully, on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at his home in the Westshore Village in Port Perry, at age 83. Harold TIMMS, formerly of Blackstock, and the 4th Concession, Pickering, beloved husband of the late Etta (née SEDORE.) Dear brother of Fred TIMMS of Greenbank and predeceased by his sisters Gladys WILLES, Mary GRIFFIS and Lillian LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, and his brothers Albert, George and Don TIMMS. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family of Harold TIMMS will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, August 19th at 11 a.m. with Michelle HOFMAN officiating. Interment Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry, Greenbank United Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-24 published
McCARROL, Mary
A loving, giving woman with great compassion, at her new residence in Toronto on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the age of 73 years. Mary, beloved mother of Karen (Richard SABOURIN,) Elspeth (Michael CADMAN), Susan (Trevor DUCKETT), Kathy (Paul STOS), Alec (Elly), Janet (Stephen GALBRAITH) and Robert. Cherished Nana of Nadine, Luc, Sebastien, Rachael, Ellen, Kevin, Kyle, Aaron, Taylor, Valerie, Heather, Caleigh, Nathan, eagerly awaited twins (Fric and Frac), the late Emma CADMAN, and great Nana of Olivier, Camille, and Antoine. Dear sister of Bruce BLACKWOOD (Mavis), Beth (Fred LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH), and Robert BLACKWOOD. Beloved Aunt Mary of Maureen, Bret, Bruce, and of the late David and Great-Aunt of Grace. Lifelong friend of Nancy COOK and beloved friend to so many others. Mary will be remembered for her love of Harry Potter, Hammy the Hamster and her love of people. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N. "Brampton Chapel" 905-451-1101 on Thursday, August 25, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Cremation. In memory of Mary, donations to any charity that contributes to the benefit and love of children would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Leonard John
Suddenly, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the age of 42. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Loving father of Colin and Kirsten. Cherished son of Pat and Fred. Survived by his nanny Anita WILE (Wally.) Brother to Ken, Eileen (Fred), Tina (James), Patsi (Imre), Marie, Christina (Len), Sheri and Joe (Mel). Son-in-law to Mike and Clyne. Brother-in-law to Michael, Brian, Diane (Rob) and Mark (Anne). Proud uncle to 26 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., (905-898-2100) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2005. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Roman Catholic Church, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket. Rite of Commital at Saint John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Len. Friends are welcome to sign the online book of condolence at www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Joseph Francis
Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at St. Joseph's Villa, Dundas, at the age of 101. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor Mary (2004). Loving father of Warren and his wife Sarah of California, and Brian and his wife Jo-Ann of Burlington. Grandfather of John, Michael and Anthony LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, and Kathleen BOSS and her husband Mike of Stoney Creek. Great-grandfather of Jessica, Jordan, Michael and Alexander LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Katelyn and Ethan BOSS. Visiting at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East in Hamilton on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, from 9: 30 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m., in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery in Toronto. The family would appreciate donations to St. Joseph's Villa, Dundas.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Geraldine (née DOMINKO)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (1995.) Cherished mother to Nadine LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and her boyfriend Dave HEROD. Loving sister to Irene PERRY and her late husband Max, Margaret FITZGERALD and her husband Don, Jimmy DOMINKO and his wife Helen. Dear aunt to Lori BULMER and her husband Paul, Jamie WHELAN and her husband Pete and their daughter Tara, Lindsay PERRY and his wife Sally and their daughters Sarah and Megan. You will always be remembered for your generosity, compassion, unselfishness, dignity and strength. In addition to her unrelenting focus on her family, her love of animals, especially cats, and her time spent gardening, will never be forgotten. You were a woman who made a difference to all of us. Family and Friends are invited for a visitation at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New St. (at Drury Lane) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Fnday, September 30, 2005 from the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Burlington Memorial Gardens. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses in the I.C.U. of the Trillium Health Centre for their kindness and compassion.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
FOLEY, Russell Newberry
Peacefully on Monday, November 14th, 2005, in his 85th year, at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. Russ FOLEY, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (AITKEN) FOLEY and loving father of Brian FOLEY and his wife Faye of Kirkfield, Ontario, and Craig FOLEY of Hawkestone, Ontario and his fiancée Marg BARBEAU. Much loved grandfather of Ryan FOLEY and his wife Andrea, Danny POLAND and his wife Lisa and Debbie NOCE and her husband Joe. Survived by his sister Eleanor LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Toronto. Fondly remembered by his 4 great grandchildren Ashley, Kyle, Madison and Jackson. A special thank you to the staff at Birchmere Retirement Home in Orillia and the nurses and staff at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. A memorial service for family and Friends will be officiated in memory of Russell in the early spring of 2006. Arrangements entrusted to the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia (705) 325-2231. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
MOSS, Joseph Franklin " Frank"
Retired Captain, City of Toronto Fire Department, passed away peacefully at King Gardens on Saturday, November 12, 2005. Predeceased by Mary, his beloved wife of 54 years. Loving father of Patricia (Jonathan), and Frederick. Proud grandpa of Suzanne, Allison, Sarah and Cindy; great-grandpa of Joshua, Madison, and Brandon. Dear brother of Margaret LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Frank served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 on the Corvette H.M.C.S. Huron and Calgary. He joined the Toronto Fire Department in 1945 and retired as Captain after 36 years of service. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by all who knew him. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2005 until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
WARREN, Dorothy Andrea (née BARTON)
(November 30th, 1912-November 19th, 2005)
Peacefully on November 19th, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Leisure World - O'Connor Court, in Toronto, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Captain William John Edward WARREN of the Toronto Fire Department. Sadly missed by her much loved devoted and loyal daughter Karen Andrea WARREN of Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Joseph Alfred BARTON of Turnbridge Wells, Kent, England and Margaret Ethel BARTON (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) of Williamstown, Cornwall, Ontario. Predeceased by her brother William Courtney BARTON of Peterborough and her sister Jessie Margaret BARTON of Montreal, Quebec. Dorothy Andrea WARREN (née BARTON) was born in Montreal, Quebec. She worked for RCA Victor in Montreal for 12 years and met "Bill" at the Air Force House and later married him at St. James' United Church on April 20th, 1946. Sincere thanks to the staff and residents from Leisure World - O'Connor Court, her home for almost 3 years, for the love and support, especially for making her last months in Palliative Care comfortable. 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 Wednesday, November 23rd. The funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, November 24th at 1 o'clock. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario - Research Department, 1200 Bay Street, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A5 or the Canadian Cancer Society - Research Department, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1.

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