LEESON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-03-09 published
Benjamin Earl LEESON
In loving memory of Benjamin Earl LEESON who died peacefully at home on Saturday March 5, 2005 at the age of 78 years.
Earl sailed for 51 years starting right from public school. He was a Marine Engineer for many years. Born in Hilly Grove on December 26, 1926. son of the late Benjamin and Kathrine LEESON. Survived by his cherished wife Eileen (née MOGGY) LEESON. Loved by son Morden and wife Bertha. Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Ben, Luke, Shauna and Jesse. Remembered by sister Muriel and husband Cecil HINDMAN. Predeceased by brothers Bob and Orval (wife Brenda.) Family and Friends gathered on Monday evening from 6 - 9 pm. The funeral service was held on Tuesday March 8, 2005 at 2 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning. Burial in the spring in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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LEESON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
LEESON, Jeanne (WALKER)
Jeanne (WALKER) a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at the age of 81. Born in Euphemia Township, daughter of the late Byron and Ivie (STEVENS) WALKER. She was a life long member of the Sprucedale United Church and past president of the United Church Women Beloved wife of the late Frederick Wallace LEESON (2001.) Loving mother of Amber Denise LEESON and Chuck O'CONNOR of Calgary, Alberta and Karl Wm. LEESON and Teresa PRATT of Chatham. Dear sister of Marie and Bruce BROWN of Burlington, Don and Donna WALKER of Florence, Charles and Norine WALKER of Thamesville, George and Pat WALKER of Owen Sound. Also survived by an aunt Louise A. WALKER of Ridgetown and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The LEESON Family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Monday from 2-6 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend George K. ALLAN of Sprucedale United Church, Chatham. Cremation. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville at a later date. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the charity of One's Choice. A tree will be planted in Memory of Jeanne LEESON in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Township.

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LEESON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-20 published
LEESON, Winifred (née GARDNER)
Mrs. Winifred (GARDNER) LEESON, beloved wife of the late Gerald P. LEESON (1988,) passed away peacefully at her residence in Port Stanley on Tuesday, January 18, 2005, in her 91st year. Dearly loved mother of Evelyn HARRIS- WILLIAMS and her husband Gary of Port Stanley, Shirley PALMER and her husband Dr. Fred PALMER of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Bilton F. LEESON and his wife Lynn of Burford, G. Fred LEESON and his wife Pat of London and Mary-Ellen HAYCOCK of Southampton, England. Also cherished by 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Francis GARDNER died in 1945. Born in the District of Derby, England, February 12, 1914, daughter of the late Francis and Ada (URIE) GARDNER. Mrs. LEESON was a member of Port Stanley United Church. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be conducted on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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LEESON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
LEESON, Keith Stanley
In loving memory of a dear husband, dad and grandpa, Keith Stanley LEESON, who passed away March 5, 1992.
When family ties are broken,
And loved ones have to part,
It leaves a scar that never heals,
An ever breaking heart,
We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
But in our hearts and memories,
You will live on forever.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Jean, Darryl, Dana, Kelly, Kerry and their families.

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-11 published
LLOYD, Frances Louise
On Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Castleview-Wychwood Towers in her 80th year. A brief illness mercifully cut short a longer battle with Alzheimer Disease. Frances was a registered nurse (Toronto General Hospital '49) with a particular gift for palliative care, a talented musician, and a devoted volunteer at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. Her wit and kindness are missed by many. Mother of John E. LEESON (Sophit) of British Columbia, Paul K. LEESON (Judy) of Deep River, Ontario, Franca J. LEESON (Tim HURSON) of Toronto. Grandmother of Erin, John, Peter, and Max. Predeceased by her brother George LLOYD and by her sisters Phyllis MEYER and Isobel DREWRY. Her funeral will be held Saturday, March 12 at 10 am at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Avenue, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please remember her through a donation either to the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene (www.stmarymagdalene.ca) or to Canadian Amateur Musicians, www.cammac.ca.

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-21 published
Muskoka constable killed, partner injured as cruiser hits moose
By Rob SHAW, Thursday, July 21, 2005, Page A10
The town of Bracebridge is known as the "heart of Muskoka," but for many in the small community, yesterday was simply a heartbreaking day.
A well-known local Ontario Provincial Police constable was killed, and his partner injured, when their cruiser collided with a moose at around 2: 30 a.m. while the two were en route to a domestic dispute call.
Twenty-nine-year-old Andrew POTTS, known to Friends as Andy, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His partner, 39-year-old Matt HANES, was airlifted to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto where he was in serious but stable condition, police said yesterday afternoon.
Constable POTTS, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, was born and raised in the Muskoka-Bracebridge area. He was, said his colleague and friend Constable Ted SMITH, a nice guy to talk to. He was a good listener, and had a good sense of humour."
He leaves his parents, a sister and his girlfriend.
The accident shocked and saddened the 65-officer Bracebridge Muskoka police detachment and the surrounding community, said Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Gwen BONIFACE, who was on scene by 5 a.m. in an area that is at least two hours north of Toronto.
"It's a terrible collision, an odd set of circumstances, and a tremendous loss for us," Ms. BONIFACE said. "Andy POTTS was from this area, he grew up in this community, and you can feel, not just in this detachment but from the response we've had in the community today, that this is being really felt right across the Muskoka area.
"Obviously, a collision with a moose is rare, but that's what we do -- every day we're out there driving. I know there are officers who will step back today and say, 'There but for the grace of God go I.' "
Constable POTTS is the first on-duty Ontario Provincial Police officer to be killed this year, and the 90th in the organization's history. The last time an officer was killed in an accident involving a moose was in 1963 near North Bay. The last five Ontario Provincial Police deaths have been as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
Bracebridge was where Constable POTTS most wanted to be, Constable SMITH said. The seven-year Ontario Provincial Police veteran spent two years at the Pickle Lake detachment in Northwestern Ontario before returning to his hometown detachment.
"This is the type of guy, who is a solid officer, who you wanted to go to calls with because you knew he was there to back you up if you had any problems," Constable SMITH said.
His on-duty partner, Constable HANES, is a 14-year Ontario Provincial Police veteran who is married with three young children.
The exact cause of the accident is still unknown, police said, although the night was foggy and the moose was standing on Highway 169 as the officers travelled west to the domestic dispute near Bala.
Fall is usually the peak season for moose accidents, but because the animals are heat-sensitive, they are likely travelling during the cool nighttime hours to cope with the recent heat wave, Howard SMITH, senior biologist at the Ministry of Natural Resources, said.
Moose can be naturally attracted to highways because they represent the edge of a forest, and they often choose not to move as a vehicle approaches, he said.
An investigation into the crash is under way. Constable SMITH would not say if the cruiser was travelling quickly, or if it had its emergency lights on.
"A moose is probably one of the most dangerous of all animals to run into," said Bruce LEESON, senior environmental assessment scientist with Parks Canada.
"It has such tall legs, you don't actually hit the body, you hit the legs and it comes across the hood and then takes off the roof of the car," Dr. LEESON said.
It is the equivalent of running head-on into the back of a tractor-trailer, said Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Jerry BLACE, who has seen the results of such accidents.
You have a 1-in-200 chance of being killed if you hit a moose with your car, compared to a 1-in-3,500 chance if you hit a deer, according to data from the U.S. National Co-Operative Highway Research Program.
Canadian member of Parliament Steven FLETCHER hit a moose and survived north of Winnipeg in 1996, but he now uses a wheelchair due to injuries he suffered in the collision. He became the first quadriplegic elected to Parliament in the last federal election.
The most recent Transport Canada report, from March of 2003, said that four to eight collisions of large animals and vehicles happen every hour in Canada.
Ontario has an estimated 115,000 moose, most of them in the northern part of the province.

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-12 published
LEESON, Marion Elizabeth (BACON)
It is with sadness, yet with gratitude for a life well-lived, that the family of Marion LEESON announces her death on Wednesday, August 10, 2005, in her 92nd year. Marion was a devoted wife to Charlie for 55 years until his death in 1992. She was a loving mother to John (Crissy) and Judy ROGERS (the late Deryck) a doting grandmother to James TURJANICA (Kim.) She was also a caring aunt to Mary VANZANTEN (Bill) and Stuart KELCH (Elizabeth;) great aunt to Dana (Richard) and Bill Jr. VANZANTEN, Andrea, and Scott KELCH; great-great aunt to Nadia and David. Marion was predeceased by her sister Helen (1990) and brother Fred (1991). There will be a private family funeral with interment in Aylmer.

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-29 published
John ARNUP, Lawyer And Judge (1911-2005)
Ontario Court of Appeal judge pioneered legal aid and was known for scrupulous integrity, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 29, 2005, Page S9
As a litigator, judge and advocate, John ARNUP spoke quietly, wrote eloquently and acted with integrity. He argued more than 50 cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, handed down 200 written judgments in his 15 years as a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal, and pioneered universal legal aid in Ontario.
Eight years ago when the Ontario Legal Aid Plan was in danger of collapsing in the wake of Mike Harris's Common Sense Revolution, Mr. ARNUP, then 86, addressed his colleagues in a spontaneous speech that is still remembered for its persuasive eloquence. He expressed his abiding belief that providing legal assistance is a "matter of human rights and common decency." And then he rose to the charge. The government of Ontario seemed to "regard legal aid as equivalent to another form of welfare," he said. "And if welfare is going to be cut and public housing is going to be cut and health services are going to be cut, obviously legal aid is no different and it must be cut. This attitude has got to be fought on every front... I am going to stand on [the good ship Legal Aid] until it is rehabilitated or it goes down beneath the waters, but I am not going to give up."
John Douglas ARNUP was the eldest of six children of Jesse Henry ARNUP, a Toronto Methodist minister (who served as moderator of the United Church of Canada in 1945-46) and his wife Ella Maud (LEESON.)
He went to McMurrich Public School and Oakwood Collegiate Institute where, despite his slight frame and short stature, he excelled at basketball and hockey. He also edited the school magazine and was valedictorian of his graduating class.
Mr. ARNUP went on to Victoria College in the University of Toronto. A passion for playing bridge exacted an academic toll and he had to transfer out of honours. It was probably the last time in his life that he wasn't properly prepared for an examination. He majored in English and history, played softball, directed two musical productions and worked as feature editor of Acta Victoriana, the college paper, as well as sports editor of The Varsity.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1932, followed by a law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1935, where he finished first in his class. He articled at Mason, Foulds, Davidson, Carter & Kellock (now Weir and Foulds) and was invited to join the firm after his call to the Ontario bar in 1935.
About this time he met Dora ULRICHSSEN, an executive assistant to the president of Lever Brothers. They were married on August 2, 1941, and eventually had four daughters, Judith, Carol, Katherine and Jane.
Historian Katherine ARNUP, a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, told mourners at her father's memorial service how she and her sisters learned "the rules of evidence" around the dining room table. "We would engage in spirited discussions about politics and history -- arguments Dad always won, often by leaving the table to get the Encyclopedia Britannica, to substantiate his point. You learned never to fake it -- to know your facts and to let them speak for themselves."
Mr. ARNUP's poor eyesight made him eligible to serve in the armed forces during the Second World War. Instead, he worked as a civilian lawyer for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board.
He was named a King's Counsel in 1950, and became senior partner at Arnup, Foulds, Weir Boeckh and Morris in the mid-1950s, some 20 years after he had joined the firm. He had the earning power to help his younger brother Bill through medical school and to help his parents spend winters in Florida. He also acquired a 1939 Plymouth. This vehicle, which was the first car owned by any ARNUP, conveyed Friends and family to the cottage and newlyweds on honeymoons.
Allan McNiece AUSTIN, known to his Friends as "Bunny" or "Mac," arrived at the law firm as an articling student in 1952 and worked with Mr. ARNUP as a junior, an associate and a partner. In his eulogy, Mr. AUSTIN remarked: "Working for John was a pleasure because he was brighter than anybody else in the office, he worked harder than anybody else and his partners' meetings were infrequent, efficient and short."
As a lawyer, Mr. ARNUP had a quiet sense of humour and a sharp memory. During an examination for discovery 50 years ago, Mr. AUSTIN asked why a particular lawyer asked so many questions of fact. "That is his technique," replied Mr. ARNUP. "He turns over every stone on the beach." At trial, some two years later, the same lawyer was cross-examining the same witness. It was mid-afternoon and Mr. AUSTIN was suffering from the soporific effects of a good lunch. Poking him gently in the ribs, Mr. ARNUP whispered, " AUSTIN, wake up. He's getting to our part of the beach."
George FINLAYSON, now retired from the Court of Appeal, also worked for Mr. ARNUP as a junior in the mid-1950s. "He gave me a lot of responsibility and a lot of support and made sure I got credit for everything that I did. I found him a very good mentor."
He also acted against Mr. ARNUP many times over the years. "The nice thing about him was that he was always a gentleman. You didn't have to worry about him taking advantage of your inexperience," said Mr. FINLAYSON.
"He was a very straight-forward person. He laid his cards on the table and beat you on merit."
By the late 1950s, Mr. ARNUP was a leading counsel on just about any subject in civil law, known for the thoroughness of his research and the good sense and logic of his arguments, according to John MORDEN, another retired judge of the Court of Appeal.
They overlapped on the bench for seven years (from 1978-1985). "He was businesslike and courteous at all times. He had wide legal knowledge and he was efficient in conducting the hearings and circulating his judgments," said Mr. MORDEN. "It didn't matter what area of the law, he did whatever was required to get on top of it and to produce a very lucid, readable judgment. "
Mr. ARNUP also worked diligently on behalf of his profession. He was elected a bencher (or director) of the Law Society of Upper Canada (the governing body or Convocation of lawyers in Ontario) in 1952 and served as treasurer (the equivalent of president) from 1963-66. He had to step down when he was appointed a judge in 1970, but became active again as a life bencher when he retired from the court at 75.
"John ARNUP may have been the most effective treasurer the law society every had," according to Mr. FINLAYSON. Even as a bencher, he was very effective in resolving a conflict between the University of Toronto and the law society over who should be responsible for legal education -- the academy or the profession. "He got the parties together and got them to settle their differences and the law society stopped running its own law school and moved up to York University," said Mr. FINLAYSON.
His major achievement, however, was designing, negotiating and implementing a universal system of legal aid in Ontario. In his speech to Convocation in April of 1997, Mr. ARNUP remembered how it came about.
In the fall of 1963, shortly after he had become treasurer of the law society, he approached Fred CASS, then attorney-general of Ontario, and said: "We have a voluntary plan but it is not good enough.... If you put up the money, we will put up the people and we will run the plan, but you will always have somebody -- particularly from your financial department -- sitting with us and reporting to the government of the day."
A few days later, Mr. CASS and Mr. ARNUP went to see Leslie FROST, then premier of Ontario "and in succinct terms we put the proposition to him," said Mr. ARNUP. "He thought about it for about 15 seconds and he said: 'Go ahead.' "
After he retired from the bench, Mr. ARNUP wrote Middleton: The Beloved Judge, a biography of William Edward MIDDLETON , a former justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario. It was published by McClelland and Stewart in conjunction with the law society in 1988.
Mr. ARNUP remained in robust health well into his 90s, curling, participating as a bencher, and avidly following national and global affairs. The recipient of several honorary degrees, he was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1989.
There were sorrows as well as accolades. Mrs. ARNUP suffered a brain aneurysm in 1990 and has been in ill health ever since. His daughter Carol died of cancer in 1997. Two years ago, Mr. ARNUP developed myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone-marrow disease that disrupts the production of blood cells.
The last comment Katherine ARNUP made in her eulogy was about how her father made his children feel safe. "You could always call on him for help, advice or wise counsel," she said.
Afterward, she realized that he made "everybody" feel safe. "You knew when John ARNUP was on the bench you were going to get a fair hearing and that legal aid was in good hands," she said yesterday. "He had old-fashioned qualities of decency and integrity."
John Douglas ARNUP was born in Toronto on May 24, 1911. He died on October 5. He was 94. He is survived by his wife, Dora, three daughters, four grandchildren and three siblings.

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
O'BRIEN, James William
(World War 2 Veteran, Long Time Employee of Canada Post) Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005. Jim O'BRIEN of Innisfil and formerly of Don Mills in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Mary (née LEESON.) Loving father of Cathy HIGGINSON (husband John) of Flesherton, Maureen PROULX (Scott RIGG,) Barbara SPRING (husband Elmer) all of Innisfil. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer (Jamie), Scott (Dawn), Catherine (Dave), Chuck, Jamie, Shawn, Sara, Christina and his great-grandchildren Abigail and Ryan. Dear brother of Sister Angelica of Loretto Abbey, Alice McCUBBIN, Edward O'BRIEN (wife Mildred) and Geraldine EDWARDS. Predeceased by his brother Denis O'BRIEN and his sisters Agnes COOKE and Theresa HERRICK. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street) Barrie on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday afternoon, February 5th, 2005 at 1: 00 o'clock. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
SMITH, Helen (née LEESON)
Suddenly, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday, February 9, 2005. Helen SMITH of Newton Robinson, and formerly of Ottawa, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Allan SMITH. Dear sister of the late Evelyn (late Bob) SIMPSON. Dear aunt of John (Linda) SIMPSON of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kathy (Bill) TOMYN of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Pat (Jim) SHEPPARD of Kincardine, Ontario. Dear great-aunt of Tim and Lindsay SIMPSON, Robert (Melony) TOMYN; Jamie and Lynn SHEPPARD. Friends may call at the Newton Robinson United Church for visitation on Saturday, February 12, 2005 from 2 p.m. until the time of Service at 3 p.m. Interment Bond head Cemetery. Donations to the Newton Robinson United Church would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford (1-800-209-4803).

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
LEESON, Elsie Mae (née ROGERS)
Passed away peacefully at the Shadow Lane Retirement Home, Orillia, on Friday, May 6, 2005, in her 93rd year. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1980 and her only child David in February, 2001. Elsie was a giving and supportive mother-in-law to Barbara, David's wife of thirty-eight years. Grandma adored her grandchildren, Jonathan (Linda) LEESON and Allison (Mark) ALDERDICE, and they adored her. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Madison and David LEESON; Steven and Lauren ALDERDICE. The family would like to thank Robyn RITTER and the staff of Shadow Lane for the extraordinary care they gave Elsie over the years. Following cremation, a private family graveside Service will be held at a later date. God Bless.

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LEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
LEESON, Marion Elizabeth (BACON)
It is with sadness, yet with gratitude for a life well-lived, that the family of Marion LEESON announces her death on Wednesday, August 10, 2005, in her 92nd year. Marion was a devoted wife to Charlie for 55 years until his death in 1992. She was a loving mother to John (Crissy) and Judy ROGERS (the late Deryck) a doting grandmother to James TURJANICA (Kim.) She was also a caring aunt to Mary VANZANTEN (Bill) and Stuart KELCH (Elizabeth;) great aunt to Dana (Richard) and Bill Jr. VANZANTEN, Andrea, and Scott KELCH; great-great aunt to Nadia and David. Marion was predeceased by her sister Helen (1990) and brother Fred (1991). There will be a private family funeral with interment in Aylmer.

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LEET o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-13 published
WOODFORD, Alma
Peacefully, at the North York General Hospital, on Sunday, June 12th, 2005 in her 97th year. Alma S. WOODFORD, the beloved daughter of the late Horace WOODFORD and his late wife, Harriet (née GEDDES.) The loving sister of Edith. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, (Bert) Hubert, Wesley and George and by her sisters, Eileen BROADHEAD, Eunice SABATINI, Marguerite, Constance LEET, Ruth KRAMER and Florence. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 11: 00 to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, on Wednesday afternoon, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or to Thompson House, 1 Overland Drive, Don Mills. M3C 2C3, (416-447-7244) would be appreciated by the family. "Death is not extinguishing the Light; It is putting out the lamp because the Dawn has come." -Tagore (an Indian Christian)
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LEEUW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-03 published
WINTER, Ila Margaret (née JOHNSTON)
Mrs. Ila Margaret (JOHNSTON) of Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy and formerly of Napier, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2005 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Clarence WINTER (1998) and dearly loved mother of Morley and his wife, Lynne of Union, Ontario and Marilyn WINTER of London. She will be sadly missed by two grandchildren, Jason WINTER of St. Joseph, Michigan and Anita and husband Jeff DE LEEUW of Cambridge, Ontario. Born January 5, 1913 in Brooke Twp. to her late parents, Theo and Catharine (McLACHLAN) JOHNSTON. She is survived by a sister, Marion (Jack) SHAY/SHEA, two sisters-in-law, Thelma ROSS and Margaret JOHNSTON. Also, a brother-in-law, Edwin WINTER, Michigan. She was predeceased by two brothers, Cecil and Murray JOHNSTON. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Ila taught elementary school for many years, first in Brooke Twp. and later in Metcalfe Twp. at Walkers and Napier. She was a long time member of Napier Women's Institute and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Napier. Ila will be remembered for her great love of nature, especially the sunsets. Resting at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Alvinston Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made through memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Strathroy Hospital Building Fund. A tree will be planted in memory of Ila.

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LEEUW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-06-07 published
WINTER, Ila Margaret (née JOHNSTON)
Mrs. Ila Margaret (JOHNSTON) of Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, and formerly of Napier, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2005, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Clarence WINTER (1998) and dearly loved mother of Morley and his wife, Lynne, of Union, Ontario, and Marilyn WINTER of London. She will be sadly missed by two grandchildren, Jason WINTER of St. Joseph, Michigan, and Anita and husband Jeff DE LEEUW of Cambridge, Ontario. Born January 5, 1913 in Brooke Twp. to her late parents, Theo and Catharine (McLACHLAN) JOHNSTON. She is survived by a sister, Marion (Jack) SHAY/SHEA, two sisters-in-law, Thelma ROSS and Margaret JOHNSTON. Also, a brother-in-law, Edwin WINTER, Michigan. She was predeceased by two brothers, Cecil and Murray JOHNSTON. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Ila taught elementary school for many years, first in Brooke Twp., and later in Metcalfe Twp. at Walkers and Napier. She was a long-time member of Napier Womens Institute and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Napier. Ila will be remembered for her great love of nature, especially the sunsets. Rested at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, where the funeral service was held on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment followed in Alvinston Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday, June 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made through memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Strathroy Hospital Building Fund. A tree will be planted in memory of Ila.

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LEEUW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
PESKETT, John Conrad
Suddenly on June 15, 2005 in his 76th year. John, beloved husband and best friend of Annelies. Dear brother of Janet KENNEDY of Australia, nephew of Sheilagh PESKETT of England. Dear brother-in-law of Willij and Daan TOUW- OOSTERMAN and Ena OOSTERMAN-DE LEEUW, all of the Netherlands and Suus and Frans STIBBE- OOSTERMAN of Belgium. Born on June 14, 1930 in London, England, John moved to Canada in 1956 and started his working career in the tourist industry where he was responsible for developing tourism to the Caribbean and East and South Africa especially. Before retiring he head the sales department of Commonwealth Holiday Inns for 18 years and was based in Toronto. John travelled extensively throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and India for business and pleasure. He was a member of the Skål Club of Toronto and held the position of President in the early 80s. Cremation has taken place privately and a memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, 905-727-5421. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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LEEUWENBURG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-08 published
VANDERMADEN- DOORNHEIN, Petronella
Petronella, peacefully at the Samaritan Rest Home, Sommelsdyk, Holland (Flakkee) on December 7, 2004, in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband, Willem Adrianus (1968) and son Leo (1994). Dear mother and mother-in-law of Basti and Ton (DEROODT,) Willy and Piet (DEZEEUW,) Corrie and Nico-Jan (LEEUWENBURG,) Henk and Ria, Leo (deceased,) John VANDERMADEN, Jake and Mary VANDERMADEN, Strathroy, Canada; Leny VANDERMADEN, Anja and Huub CORVERS, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service was conducted at the Lucas Chapel of The Samaritan, on December 13, 2004, at 10: 15 a.m.

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LEEVES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
BRADY, Gertrude " Babs"
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Sunday, May 8th, 2005, in her 86th year. Babs, beloved wife of the late Alex and loving mother of Patricia and her husband Peter LEEVES, Maureen RICHARDS and her late husband Alan, and Tom and his wife Anne. She will be lovingly remembered by her 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and the rest of her family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Friday, May 13th from 9: 30 a.m. until time of complete service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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