LEGACE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-16 published
SEELEY, Etta Gertrude (WALTER)
Peacefully, at University Hospital on February 11th, 2005, Mrs. Etta Gertrude SEELEY (WALTER) in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Berton SEELEY. Loving mother of Della Mae REYNOLDS (Lewis) of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Berton SEELEY (Judy) of Delaware, Audrey WHITE/WHYTE (Clifford) of Oromocto, New Brunswick, Dale SEELEY (Rita) of London, Barb SEELEY of Toronto and Timothy SEELEY (Barbara) of London. Also survived by her brother John WALTER of Cardinal and sisters Ethel SEELEY of Kingston and Elsie LEGACE of Chatham. She will be sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street), on Thursday, February 17th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Where the service will be conducted on Friday, February 18th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Society would be appreciated.

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LEGACÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-14 published
MORRIS, Theresa Anne (née McIVER)
Peacefully, in Montreal, on Monday, July 11th, 2005, Theresa Anne (McIVER) MORRIS. Born in Hibbert Township, November 8th, 1924. Beloved wife of the late Thomas D. MORRIS (June 16, 1991.) Terri will be sadly missed by her three children: Mary Jo, Margee (Pierre LEGACÉ) and Pat; her sisters: Alice STILES and Josephine BECHELEY; her in-laws: Fr. Elwyn MORRIS, Mrs. Mary KEARNS and Mrs. Angela HAGGERTY and her numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents: Peter McIVER and the former Mary Catherine JOHNSON, her sister and brothers-in-law Mary and Scott COFFIN and Jeanne and John WRIGHT, her sister Margaret McIVER and her nephew Peter STILES.
Terri graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1946 and from the Ontario College of Education in 1947. She taught school in Petrolia and Perth in the late 1940's and early 1950's and at the Glendale High School in Tillsonburg during the 1960's and early 1970's. In Tillsonburg, she was past president of the Catholic Women's League and of the Tillsonburg Duplicate Bridge Club and "contributed much of her considerable energy to various community organizations. She was a lively, friendly and outgoing person, whose enjoyment of singing, dancing, stories and fun went with her everywhere. Her love of people, especially of children and young people and animals was appreciated by all who knew her. Her secret acts of kindness were many. We love you, Mum."
Relatives and Friends can meet with the MORRIS family at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519) 842-4238 on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. C.W.L. Prayers are Friday at 4 p.m. Parish Prayers are Friday evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian Burial on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison Street West (at Rolph Street) Tillsonburg by Reverend Father Matthew GEORGE. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the "Diabetes Association" or the "Heart and Stroke Foundation" would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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LEGACÉ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-14 published
MORRIS, Theresa Anne (née McIVER)
Peacefully, in Montreal, on Monday, July 11th, 2005, Theresa Anne (McIVER) MORRIS. Born in Hibbert Township, November 8th, 1924. Beloved wife of the late Thomas D. MORRIS (June 16, 1991.) Terri will be sadly missed by her three children: Mary Jo, Margee (Pierre LEGACÉ) and Pat; her sisters: Alice STILES and Josephine BECHELEY; her in-laws: Fr. Elwyn MORRIS, Mrs. Mary KEARNS and Mrs. Angela HAGGERTY and her numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents: Peter McIVER and the former Mary Catherine JOHNSON, her sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary and Scott COFFIN and Jeanne and John WRIGHT, her sister Margaret McIVER and her nephew Peter STILES.
Terri graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1946 and from the Ontario College of Education in 1947. She taught school in Petrolia and Perth in the late 1940's and early 1950's and at the Glendale High School in Tillsonburg during the 1960's and early 1970's. In Tillsonburg, she was past president of the Catholic Women's League and of the Tillsonburg Duplicate Bridge Club and "contributed much of her considerable energy to various community organizations. She was a lively, friendly and outgoing person, whose enjoyment of singing, dancing, stories and fun went with her everywhere. She love of people, especially of children and young people and animals was appreciated by all who knew her. Her secret acts of kindness were many. We love you, Mum."
Relatives and Friends can meet with the Morris family at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519) 842-4238 on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. C.W.L. Prayers are Friday at 4 p.m. Parish Prayers are Friday evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian Burial on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison St. W. (at Rolph St.) Tillsonburg, by Reverend Father Matthew GEORGE. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the "Diabetic Association" or the "Heart and Stroke Foundation" would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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LEGACY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-28 published
GRACEY, Marjorie Florence (née THORNTON)
Of Port Stanley and formerly of Saint Thomas on Monday, December 26, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 77th year. Dearly loved wife of Robert "Bob" Frederick GRACEY and loved mother of Stephen and his wife Linda GRACEY of West Springfield, Massachusetts, Angela VANKOUGHNETT and her partner Marcel LEGACY of Abbottsford, British Columbia, James and his wife Kelly GRACEY of Morristown, N.J. and Rob GRACEY of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Helen DAY of Saint John, New Brunswick and Audrey POWER of Barrie. Predeceased by 6 brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son and a number of nieces and nephews. Marjorie was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick on April 11, 1929, the daughter of the late James and Sadie THORNTON. She was a member of St. Anne's Church, the C.W.L. of Saint Anne's Church, Past President of the Knights of Columbus #1460 Ladies Auxillary and former member of the Daughters of Isabella in Nova Scotia. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Friday morning and then to Saint Anne's Church for Mass of the Christian Burial at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Anne's Restoration Fund.

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LEGALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
Editor set bar high for writers
Created in-house training program
Anglican Church recognized work
By Paul LEGALL Torstar News Service, Hamilton Spectator
If Larry PERKS were editing this story, he'd be looking for short, snappy sentences, proper grammar and correct punctuation.
The British-born newsman, who died at his Hamilton home on October 14, was a tough taskmaster who demanded the highest standards from his reporters and wouldn't hesitate to demand a rewrite if a story wasn't up to snuff. He was also remembered by former colleagues at the Hamilton Spectator as an inspiring teacher, mentor and an English gentleman who treated everyone with respect.
While he won't get a chance to edit his own obituary, he would be pleased to know it was written by a crime reporter, said former Hamilton Spectator executive John GIBSON.
"He had a real affinity for crime reporters and crime reporting," recalled GIBSON, who started working for Perks on the police beat in the late 1960s.
On a personal level, he said PERKS was able to achieve a friendly relationship with his reporters while maintaining his distance as a boss.
"An editor has to be a boss, coach and occasionally a friend," GIBSON said.
"Larry was a friend. He was a good man."
Born and raised in England, PERKS was just 14 when the printer's ink started coursing through his veins and he began his career, first as a copy boy. After a stint in Australia, he joined the Moose Jaw Times-Herald in the late 1950s, when he was 29.
In the 1960s and early '70s, he worked for the St. Catharines Standard and Hamilton Spectator. At the Spectator, he was city editor for a few years and in 1973 started the first in-house reporter training program in Canada. It was based on the Fleet Street approach for teaching young journalists and was offered as an alternative to university and college programs.
PERKS taught journalism at Ryerson for 20 years and worked part-time for 13 as an editor and reporter at the Toronto Star.
For aspiring young reporters, PERKS could be an intimidating presence.
He was a large man and looked as if he'd walked right off Fleet Street in his tweed jacket, complete with pipe and greying beard.
While he was involved in secular journalism, PERKS also carried on a parallel career as editor of the Niagara Anglican.
His two daughters and wife Roddie also worked on the paper. For his outstanding church work, PERKS was awarded the Order of Niagara from the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. He was also an honorary lay canon at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton.
Canon Charles STIRLING said PERKS maintained his good spirits despite enduring health problems for several years, including chronic kidney failure.
PERKS died of a suspected heart attack.

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LEGARDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
Richard LYONS, Elder and Dancer: 1925-2005
Ojibwa leader who was born off the reserve came late to Couchiching traditions but made up for lost time by becoming a cultural authority
By Stephanie MacLELLAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, May 2, 2005, Page S9
Thunder Bay, Ontario -- In the years before Richard LYONS learned to dance, Ojibwa culture in northwestern Ontario was quietly slipping its way towards extinction. The era of residential schools had left First Nations communities with fragmented cultural traditions. The sacred ceremonies that had lasted hundreds of years were furtive at best, but more often, absent altogether.
"It wasn't cool to be native back then," said Mark SAULT, a director at Seven Generations Education Institute and a long-time friend. "We were being civilized into society."
Richard LYONS was born not on a reserve but in Fort Frances, Ontario, where his father worked as an interpreter for the Department of Indian Affairs. He was a member of the Couchiching First Nation but lived in town and was educated at Catholic schools. Growing up, being native was only something that got him picked on at school.
At 18, Mr. LYONS joined the Canadian Army and was stationed at Camp Shilo, Manitoba While home on leave, he met Marjorie SPEAKER in a Chinese food restaurant. The two married after he left the army in 1946 and Marjorie soon took him to see her reserve.
Traditional culture was thriving in Manitou Rapids First Nation, now a part of the Rainy River First Nations, a small community about 30 kilometres west of Fort Frances. In contrast to other communities, powwows and spiritual ceremonies were common. From the first moment he saw the dancing and heard the drumbeats, Mr. LYONS was captivated. It didn't take long for him to join in, dancing in his street clothes among the colourful, hand-crafted costumes of others. "It just came natural," Mrs. LYONS recalled. "He just felt like he had to be dancing."
Mr. LYONS spent time with the elders of Manitou Rapids, learning the dance steps, the songs, the story that each dance told. At first it was grass dancing, a freestyle named for the way the wind blew across a field of grass, but later he moved to a traditional style based on war dances. Even as he was learning, he knew he wanted to pass on what he'd been taught.
"I think he felt that it needed to be shared, not only amongst our own people, but it needed to be shared with non-native people to enrich everyone," said his youngest daughter, Kathy BECK. "He wasn't political about it, and he didn't have any motives in it, other than sharing it."
In the late 1950s, Mr. LYONS moved to Thunder Bay to take a job as a lumber grader in a sawmill and he started giving demonstrations at the newly constructed Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre. Since no one else knew the music, he'd go to gatherings with a tape recorder. Later, when he performed, he danced alone to the fuzzy recordings of drumming and chanting.
"He was in his own world when he danced," Mr. SAULT said. "He just wanted to show that it is still alive. He wanted to share it."
Mr. LYONS was especially concerned with sharing his new knowledge with younger generations. Like today, children from remote, Northern Ontario communities would come to Thunder Bay to attend high school. Mr. LYONS resolved that they never forget their culture, as he had done. Instead, he performed for them and gave talks at local schools to explain what the dances meant.
He also started teaching dance at the Friendship centre. Johnny PIERRE was a teenager, struggling with the temptations of drugs and alcohol, when he became one of Mr. LYONS' first students. "For me, he gave me a sense of belonging," Mr. PIERRE said. "He showed me a different way of living."
He also made the youngsters stumbling through strange steps feel at ease. "He was a very patient person."
Mr. LYONS taught dance nearly every night he wasn't working. Whenever he could, he travelled with his wife and their four children to gatherings in faraway communities in Ontario and the United States. He'd often drive all night and make it back home in time to work his next shift at the sawmill.
"When he first started, he wasn't planning on doing this," Ms. BECK said. "Then when people started asking him to do performances and teachings, he just started getting more and more requests. He began to see that this is perhaps a calling."
In the end, Mr. LYONS left his job at the sawmill to devote more time to teaching and performing. He also became cultural co-ordinator at the Indian Friendship Centre.
In 1972, he founded the Dick Lyons Dance Troupe. Over the next 16 years, it steadily grew, touring North America and Europe and performing at schools and cultural events. First Nations drum-and-dance groups sprang up in their wake. "There was a big turnaround," Mr. PIERRE said. "I think he bridged a big gap in the community."
When the Queen visited Thunder Bay in 1973, the Fort William First Nation asked Mr. LYONS to organize a performance at Mount McKay scenic lookout. That single event turned into a large annual powwow that now occurs every Canada Day.
All the same, bringing hope to the community was just as important to him as bringing them his dancing. Mr. LYONS was a spiritual adviser to aboriginal inmates at Thunder Bay District Jail. He was also a founding elder of Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services. "He addressed the region from all levels," said Jerry WOODS, who still works at Dilico. "Right from the children's level to sitting at the table with the board of directors, advising us of the traditions and culture."
Ms. BECK remembers him sitting at the kitchen table until 3 a.m. with chiefs and elders, trying to learn everything he could about legends and spirituality. "It wasn't just dancing and singing, the entertainment of it," she said. "There was a lot more depth than that."
In the foothills of the Norwester Mountains, south of Thunder Bay, sits an improbable outdoor shrine to the Virgin Mary. Richard LYONS used to make the trek out into the bush to pray there, climbing off the beaten path to reach the statue. But it was never the typical series of rosary recitations, even though he was raised Catholic. He'd offer tobacco, and meditate in the spirit of the outdoors, honouring the Native spirituality he found later in life.
Many people credit Mr. LYONS with restoring Native culture and spirituality to prominence in northwestern Ontario. But it was never at the expense of Christianity, the region's more established religion. "He didn't make a distinction between the two," Ms. BECK said. "To him it was all one."
Mr. LYONS, who in 2002 was named a member of the Order of Canada, was often asked to address graduations and other gatherings but knew better than to take himself too seriously. "Because he was an elder, people used to expect him to have these profound statements," Ms. BECK said. "So he'd talk to them in a really profound way, and then it would turn out to be a joke."
Mr. LYONS was also an elder in another dimension, too. Mr. SAULT and Mr. PIERRE both regarded him as a father figure and say that many more felt the same way.
"There was an amazing number of people he spoke to over the years that would come and ask him for advice," Ms. BECK said. "He always said, 'I don't know why they come to me... I don't have a magic formula.' But for some reason, people really liked what he had to say."
Mr. LYONS had already been battling cancer for about three years when his son Brian died of complications from a heart condition in the spring of 2004. On the day of the memorial service, he was counselling other people.
"The culture is thriving in this area now, and I think that's his main legacy," Ms. BECK said. "At the same time, his legacy as a person is that he touched so many people."
Richard LYONS was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, on January 10, 1925. He died of cancer on March 21, 2005, in Thunder Bay, Ontario He was 80. He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 59 years, and by daughters Verna LEGARDE and Kathy BECK. He was predeceased by sons Richard and Brian.

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LEGATE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-11 published
DRENNAN, Marlene (McCOMB)
Suddenly at her residence, Wednesday morning, March 9th, 2005. The former Marlene McCOMB, of Hepworth, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Don DRENNAN. Loving mother of Brian, of Kitchener, Kim and her husband, Terry WRIGHT, of Hepworth, Donna and her husband, Scott SULLIVAN, of Kitchener, Don, of Hepworth and Joe, of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren, Terry, Cori, Khatlin, Natalie, Krystyna and Jordan. Dear sister of Bruce McCOMB, of Shallow Lake, Lyla and her husband, Cliff CHARLTON, of Clavering, Ruth CAUDLE and her partner, David LEGATE, of Shallow Lake and Betty SHARON, of Chatham. Dear sister-in-law of Darlene and her husband, Jim WILKINSON, of Owen Sound, Betty and her husband, Doug CLIFFORD, of Waterloo, Gary LEGATE and his wife, Marg, of Kitchener, Bonnie JONES, of Sauble Beach, Bill LEGATE, of Kitchener, Dave LEGATE and his partner, Ruth CAUDLE, Randy LEGATE and his wife, Chris, all of Shallow Lake and Chuck DRENNAN, of Woodstock. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth, Saturday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment, Zion Cemetery, following cremation. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com.
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LEGATE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-14 published
McLENAGHAN, M. Joy
Joy lived up to her name and was truly a joy to all who knew and loved her; musician, athlete, educator, World War 2 veteran, artist, lover of life. Peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, Joy (BROWNLEE) McLENAGHAN in her 89th year, wife of the late Robert C. McLENGHAN, loved and respected mother of John (Heather) and Susan McLENAGHEN (Bob MEZZATESTA.) Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Bradley) DOUVILLE, Jennifer GREENWOOD, Amanda (Allen) REPP, Luke (Megan) McLENAGHAN, Michale McLENAGHAN and great-grandmother of Goergia DOUVILLE. Predeceased by brothers Jim (Pep) and Don BROWNLEE. Sister-in-law of Betty BROWNLEE and Blair (Gay) McLENAGHAN. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews; Joan LEGATE, Bill BROWNLEE, Tom BROWNLEE, Mary IANNUZIELLO, Pat McLENAGHAN, and Bob McLENAGHAN. Predeceased by nephews Bob and Douglas BROWNLEE. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, Perth, from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul's United Church on Saturday, April 16th at 1: 00 p.m.. Interment: Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the Freat War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Societywould be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.condolences@blairandson.com
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LEGATE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-14 published
LONG, Robert Ellwood “Cowboy&rdquo
In Durham Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2005, Robert LONG Jr. of Berkley in his fourty-sixth year. Loved son of Jean of Durham and the late Robert LONG. Beloved husband of Diane (nee HAMILTON.) Dearly loved father of Amy SOLES of North Bay and Amanda ELDER of Berkley. Dear brother of Joanne (Dennis) HINES and Gwen (Mike LEGATE) DOHERTY all of Durham and Bill (Stacy) of Walkerton. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home, Durham Wednesday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday December 16, 2005. Interment Durham Cemetery.

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LEGATE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-02-16 published
LEGATE, Allan
In Loving Memory of my dear husband and best friend Allan who passed away on February 6, 1995
I have lost my soul's companion,
A life linked to my own,
Day by day I miss him more,
As I walk through life alone.
Heaven's gates were opened,
A gentle voice said "Come",
With farewells unspoken,
Allan gently entered home.
His pleasant way and smiling face,
Are a pleasure to recall,
He had a kindly word for everyone,
And died beloved to all."
Lovingly remembered and always in our thoughts
Your wife Dorothy,
Jim, Jack Edward and Nancy and their Families
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LEGATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-16 published
McLENAGHAN, M. Joy (BROWNLEE)
Joy lived up to her name and was truly a joy to all who knew and loved her, musician, athlete, educator, World War 2 veteran, artist lover of life.
Peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 12th, 2005, Joy (BROWNLEE) McLENAGHAN in her 89th year, wife of the late Robert C. McLENAGHAN, loved and respected mother of John (Heather) and Susan McLENAGHAN (Bob MEZZATESTA.) Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Bradley) DOUVILLE, Jennifer GREENWOOD, Amanda (Allen) REPP, Luke (Megan) McLENAGHAN, Michael McLENAGHAN and great grandmother of Georgia DOUVILLE. Predeceased by brothers Jim (Pep) and Don Brownlee. Sister-in-law of Betty BROWNLEE and Blair (Gay) McLENAGHAN. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews Joan LEGATE, Bill BROWNLEE, Tom BROWNLEE, Mary IANNUZZIELLO, Pat McLENAGHAN, and Bob McLENAGHAN. Predeceased by nephews Bob and Douglas BROWNLEE. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & son Funeral Home Perth from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service will be held in St. Paul's United Church on Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Interment: Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at - condolences@blairandson.com

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-21 published
SNOW, Rita Florence (née LEGAULT)
Peacefully passed onto The Lord on November 18, 2005, in her home surrounded by family. Beloved and cherished wife for 58 years of Ronald SNOW. Dear and always loving mother of Eugene and Jane, Linda and Dennis, Gregory and Laurie, Randolph and Kathleen and Victoria. Beloved sister of Pauline GRAVEL. Caring and considerate grandmaman to Lindsay, Rachael, Michael, Michelle, McKenna, Ryan, Ronald and Taylor. An active person her whole life, Rita was very involved in her Church, her community and for 25 years was a docent at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Family and Friends will be received at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private family Funeral Service to follow. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations to the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
LEGAULT, Veronica (née KULCHYSKI)
On January 7, 2005, aged 68. Daughter of the late Jacob and Mary KULCHYSKI of Estevan, Saskatchewan. Beloved wife of Leonard LEGAULT. Dearest mother of Lise, Justin (Beverly), Theodore and Roland (Paula), and loving aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Victor, John, Edward and William. Survived by her sisters Frances BARAN, Stella NOBISS, Helen KUPILIK, Emily KULCHYSKI and her brother Joseph. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre and at the Elizabeth Bruyère Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit.
Funeral Mass at the Church of the Annunciation of the Lord at 10: 30 a.m. on Monday, January 10. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. No visitation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes (613) 235-6712. Her life was love.

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
BURSHTYNSKI, William Michael Johnson Tony
Born in St. Paul, Alberta, on October 17th, 1937 Bill was the youngest son of Anna and William BURSHTYNSKI who had named him Tony. Tony attended School and Church in St. Vincent near their homestead until the autumn of 1947 when the family moved to Langley, British Columbia and later Vancouver. When Tony was 20 he started a new life. He changed his name to William (after his father), and Michael John (after his brothers). He traveled to eastern Canada and quietly worked on the Pipe Line in Sudbury and North Bay. He settled in Kingston where he became a successful business man. He met Loretta LEGAULT in Renfrew and they had two children, Timothy and Tracy. In 1968 he brought his family to Alberta where he owned AllWest Properties in Edmonton. Later in 1980 he developed property in Winnipeg working steadily there, 25 years, until retiring to The Bentley in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He will be remembered as courageous and unwavering. In his final days he spoke for the first time of the birth family he left behind 50 years earlier (leaving us a legacy) and he yearned to return out west again. William died April 5th 2005 in the Intensive Care Unit of City Hospital Saskatoon. Our deep thanks to R.N., Shawn Toovey who ensured his dignity and comfort. William was predeceased by his parents Anna (1970) and William (1974), brother Peter (1993), sisters Anne (2000) and Helen (2004). He is survived by sister, Mary OLENIK and brother John BURSHTYNSKI of Alberta, brother Michael BURSHTYNSKI and sister Amy WHITTEMORE of British Columbia, his children Timothy Johnson (Tami) of Edmonton and Tracy HAAS (Kelly) of Langenburg, Saskatchewan, and six grandchildren. A gathering is planned for August 5th at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Sherwood Park, Alberta. (780) 467-3337

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-21 published
SNOW, Rita Florence (née LEGAULT)
Peacefully passed onto The Lord on November 18, 2005, in her home surrounded by family. Beloved and cherished wife for 58 years of Ronald SNOW, dear and always loving mother of Eugene and Jane, Linda and Dennis, Gregory and Laurie, Randolph and Kathleen and Victoria. Beloved sister of Pauline GRAVEL. Caring and considerate grandmaman to Lindsay, Rachel, Michael, Michelle, McKenna, Ryan, Ronald and Taylor. An active person her whole life, Rita was very involved in her church, her community and for 25 years was a docent at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Family and Friends will be received at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private family Funeral Service to follow. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations to the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
LEGAULT, Ruth Eleanor
Passed away at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Andre (Andy). Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Nikki. Dear nanny of Jesse. Also fondly remembered by her sister Myrtle McLAREN. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 12 noon. Cremation to follow.

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
CUMMER, Genevieve Caroline
Born in Penetanguishene, passed peacefully in Toronto on Saturday, February 12, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Mother of Anita (Mike) CISHECKI, Barbara and the late Tom BROWN, James, and predeceased by her daughter Catherine Mary PATRICK. Loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 16. Survived by sisters Jean LEGAULT and Margaret BARRETT. A special thank you to Susan and Maria JOSE, "her angels." Family will receive Friends at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) for visitation on Tuesday, February 15 from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 21 Markanna Dr. (at Markham and Kingston Rds.), on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in the spring in Penetang. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
BRADY, Ronald James
Retired 26 year employee of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. Member of Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, Millbrook, Activity Haven Just For Fun Orchestra and Chorus, and the Millbrook Legion Seniors Club. Former long time volunteer reader with the Trent University Audio Library. Peacefully, with his wife Cheryl at his side, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit on Friday, March 18, 2005, after a lengthy illness, in his 68th year. Ron, dearly beloved husband of Cheryl (STAPLEY,) and the late Lorraine (ROBLIN.) Beloved son of the late Frederick and Hazel BRADY. Dear son-in-law of Barbara and the late Grant STAPLEY, brother-in-law of David STAPLEY (Jackie,) and Lee-Ann LEGAULT (Guy.) Uncle of Matthew and Michael STAPLEY, and Lauren LEGAULT. Ron will be missed by his little cocker spaniel "Jack." Friends may call at Saint Thomas More Church, 25 King Street, Millbrook from 10 a.m. on Monday, for a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Private interment at Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough. In lieu of flowers and if desired, donations to Hospice Peterborough, Canadian Cancer Society, the Lung Association or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences may be made at www. CommunityAlternative.ca and would be appreciated by the family.

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LEGAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
GINGRAS, Peter Joseph
Peacefully on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at the Georgetown Hospital. Peter GINGRAS, in his 77th year, loving husband of Jessie Moore and the late Eleanore GINGRAS. Dear father of Mary Anne (George,) Donna (Jim), Barbara, Peter (Carolyn), Paul (Ruby) and Brian. Proud grandfather to Michelle and Heather OLAH, Jason, Jeff and Derek LANTHIER, Aimee and Danielle LEGAULT, Nicole and Katelyn GINGRAS, Greg BIDWELL, and Brady and Brendan GINGRAS. Fondly remembered by brothers Maurice and Harry, sister Jeanette Armson and sister-in-law Erica THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Predeceased by sisters Delores BARNICKE, Helen ROBERTS and Merry HALLETT. Friends may visit at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Wednesday, October 26th, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24th. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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LEGENDRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-03 published
COLE, Arthur Renwick Cooper, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 in his 85th year. Much loved husband of E. Anne COLE (née MOTT) and father of David (and Linda STIRK,) Peter (and Irene LEGENDRE,) Susan (and Ralph WHITNEY,) and James (and Donna KRY,) and grandfather of Emily and Gregory; Brian, Stephen, and Jennifer; John, Anne, and Ellen; and Amelia. He is survived by his brother Thomas F.C. COLE, and his sister-in-law Jean Murray COLE. He is predeceased by his sister Pat COLE, brothers Alfred O.C. COLE and John E.C. COLE (his wife Jane,) and sister-in-law Marianne COLE (née MARKS.) Art attended University of Toronto Schools, and then entered medical school at the University of Toronto to graduate in 1943 and join the Royal Canadian Navy. After a tour of duty overseas, he undertook postgraduate training in pediatrics, and joined the staff at the Hospital for Sick Children where he worked for more than 30 years. Art enjoyed an active private practice in North Toronto as well as a long and productive career in pediatric medicine associated with the University of Toronto. He was passionate about family and Friends, but also loved music (and musicals), gardening, stamp collecting, curling, and the daily crossword puzzle. Art was never happier than when at the cottage on his beloved Stoney Lake. Special thanks to Friends and neighbours for their constant support over the years. A private service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Saturday March 5th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Hospital for Sick Children, or a charity of your choice.

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LEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-18 published
MOWAT, James Rodman
The children of James Rodman ('Rod') MOWAT would like to advise longtime Friends of his death, on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 in Santiago, Chile. Dad died peacefully, with his devoted wife of 25 years, Graciela Poblete DE_LA_CERDA ('Piti') by his side. He leaves his children - Anne, (Susan RISK,) of Regina, Saskatchewan Becky, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; David, (Lina), of Ottawa, Ontario; Vicki, (Claude LEGER,) of North Bay, Ontario and Kati, of Ottawa, Ontario. He is also survived by his many grandchildren: Norah, Natalie, and James PENDERGAST in Charlottetown Austin, Bridget, and Cameron MOWAT in Ottawa; Alexandre and Eric LEGER in North Bay. He also leaves his sister, Nancy McLATCHIE (Bob,) of Skead, Ontario; niece, Barbara SNOWDEN (Ken) also of Skead, Ontario; nephews, Stuart McLATCHIE (Jo-Anne) of Sidney, British Columbia; and John McLATCHIE (Barbara BAILEY,) of Toronto. Dad was predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie Esther EVANS, of Fredericton, New Brunswick; and their daughter, Norah Patricia ('Patti'). He is also survived by his second wife, Mary Kathryn (WALSH,) of Ottawa, with whom he lived for many years. Dad was a strong and compelling man, whose sense of personal destiny was matched by a dry sense of humour and determination to live on his own terms. A mining consultant for many years, he joined the United Nations Development Program in 1968 to assess and develop base metal mining operations, primarily in Chile and Colombia. Eventually, he decided to retire to Chile, where he had fallen in love with Piti, and the spectacular beauty of the country itself. Until recent years, when his health began to fail, he and Piti travelled home to Canada often, visiting Friends and family. Born January 13, 1925 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, to Isabel Annie ('Nan' WETMORE) and Earl Porter MOWAT, he earned a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick, and later became a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. Dad felt he was a self-made man of the old school, driven to achieve in his career. In this, he succeeded. In many ways, Dad was a paradox: he called himself a 'citizen of the world' - anticipating the global village long before the internet. But he was pulled back to his roots in the Maritimes often to enjoy lobster feasts by the sea with his Canadian family and Friends. An intense and challenging man, he could be charismatic, charming, witty, and stimulating. He loved to engage others in deep conversations about politics, business, and history in two languages. Although he spent most of his life far from his children in Canada, he nonetheless exerted a powerful influence on us. A memorial celebration of the life of Rod MOWAT will take place in his beloved New Brunswick, however, the date has not yet been set. Friends and family may contact Becky by Email at mowat@eastlink.ca, or by telephone at (902) 569-9120, if you are interested in receiving an invitation to this gathering. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2360 - 2nd Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4R 1A6, (306) 569-8433, in memory of James Rodman MOWAT.

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LEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
LE BLANC, Joseph Désiré
Passed away on Monday, January 3, 2005 while at home in the company of his loving wife, of 54 years, Margaret. Born December 4, 1924 to his late parents Wilfred and Eva (LEGER) LE BLANC. Désiré, dearly loved and cherished, was a loving father to his six children - Don, Theresa, Roger, Aileen, Jackie and Cathy. At 80 years of age, he was a devoted family man who lived a long and full life. In addition to his wife and children, Désiré is also survived by his sister and brother - Lorette FONTAINE and Gerard LEBLANC of Cocagne, New Brunswick and brother Alonzo LEBLANC of Shediac, New Brunswick. Gone before was brother Emile LE BLANC of Moncton, New Brunswick Visitation will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 3526 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Warden Ave.) on Friday at 10 a.m. (Respectfully, for extended family only). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Richmond Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision through their website www.worldvision.ca Thank you Dad for giving us the kind of love that made all the difference, all through our lives.

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LEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
CRUIKSHANK, Gordon Ronald
Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the age of 74. Beloved husband and best friend of Jean for 50 years. Loving father of Susan LEGER and her husband Ron, Alan and Lynn ROWLAND and her husband Michael. Much adored Papa of Kristen, Bryan, Nicole, Britany, Joshua and Jared. Dear brother of Mickey McCARTHY (Ken,) Jean ZULAK and the late Ian. Lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Gladys. Sadly missed by his faithful pals Boomer and Tucker. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 28, 2005 at 10 a.m. If desired, donations to The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

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LEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
GAULD, John S.
(Former Postal Worker with Canada Post) Peacefully at the Peel Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Shirley for over 47 years. Loving father of Terry and his wife Shawna, Kevin and his partner Kelly, Tim and his wife Diana, and Jason. Dear grandpa of Chantelle, Kyle and Taylor. Dear son of Bernice WOODWORTH and the late Ernest GAULD. Survived by his sisters Lynn MILLER and Bonnie LEGER. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Patricia. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N. (Hwy. 10), Brampton, 905-451-1100, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. Areception will follow in the Caledon Lounge of the funeral home. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
LEGER, Nathalie " Tilly" (August 23, 1922-April 8, 2005)
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Nathalie. Because of her great faith in Jesus, she was able to accept her illness with courage and dignity. Predeceased by her parents Placide and Annie, brothers Eustache, Philios, Napoleon and sister Edme. She will be greatly missed by her children Colette, Maggie (Jack), Bobby (Jasmin) and her grandchildren Katherine, Christopher and Joanne. Nathalie is survived by her sister Julienne and brother Fred (Lucia). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and Friends. We wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to the staff at the Wesbury and the doctors and nurses at the Humber River Hospital (Church St.). Special thanks to Deacon Dave for being there for us at this very difficult time. Nathalie is resting at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes Ltd. "Wignall Chapel", 62 Long Branch Avenue, Etobicoke on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. in Christ The King Catholic Church, 3674 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, followed by interment in Glendale Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com.

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LEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-03 published
THURLEY, Gordon
Suddenly at his home in Brampton, on Friday, July 1, 2005. Gordon THURLEY, in his 45th year, dearly beloved son of Bev and the late James. Loving brother of Debi and her husband Paul LEGER and David and his wife Kelly-Ann. Dear uncle of Krista, Bailey-Lynn and Madisyn. Sadly missed by his many relatives and Friends. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Complete service in the chapel Monday 1 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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LÉGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-26 published
POIRIER, Léandre (1926-2005)
Toronto, Ontario. Léandre POIRIER, husband of Irene LEBLANC of Bouctouche, passed away quietly in his sleep on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the North York Senior's Centre in Toronto, following a lengthy illness. Born in MacDougall Settlement on October 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Adélard POIRIER and Madeleine LÉGER. Besides his loving wife, Irene, he is survived by his son, Clarence POIRIER, his daughter-in-law, Jane, and their two daughters, Carolyn and Claire. He is also survived by four sisters, Rita BOURQUE (Henry), Aline BOUDREAU (Paul), Bernadette ROBICHAUD (Gérard,) Thérèse BOLAND, and seven brothers, Robert (Marie Jeanne,) Ulysse, René (Noella), Lionel (Fernande), Lawrence (Stella), Gérard (Rose), and Guy (Anna). Léandre now joins his late beloved brothers Armand (Marceline) and Rudolphe (Léa). Léandre is resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy). Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday morning at 10: 00 a.m. in Precious Blood Church (Lawrence Avenue, east of Victoria Park), followed by the Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery (305 Erskine Avenue, Toronto.) In memory of Léandre, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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LÉGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
WHOOLY, John
Surrounded by his loving family, John passed away very peacefully in his 100th year into the Lord's arms on Sunday, October 9, 2005 in Oakville, Ontario. Beloved husband of the late Eileen WHOOLY and loving father to his three devoted daughters, Maureen ENGMAN, Eileen SMITH, and Sheila LÉGER (Normand). Also survived by his six adoring grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by grand_son Eric ENGMAN and sons-in-law Alexander SMITH and Terry ENGMAN. John has left behind a life's worth of wonderful memories. His mother died at childbirth and his lifelong dream was to see his mother's beautiful face and to feel his mother's arms around him in God's kingdom. Oh, the joy and oh, the beauty this day has brought to him. Heaven has been blessed. Anyone wishing to honour his memory may do so by giving freely of themselves in need, by comforting the sick and by passing around as much love and kindness as they can. His kind and gentle spirit is with us all today and forever more. A private family Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church in Mississauga. Interment at the family plot, Saint Mary's Cemetery, Mississauga.

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LEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
BEELBY, Joyce (née RAINE)
Passed away Friday, December 23, 2005 at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, Uxbridge at the age of 73. Predeceased by her husband Ken and her parents Oscar and Elizabeth RAINE. Loving mother of John, Keith and his wife Deb, Deb LEGER and predeceased by her daughter Carol-Ann. Dear grandma of Melissa, Andrew, Bradley, Eddie, Mathew, Katie and Adam; great-grandma of Mackenzie and Madeline. Joyce is predeceased by her two sisters June and Betty. Friends may call at Mt. Albert United Church, 41 Alice Street, Mt. Albert for visitation on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 12 noon until time of a complete funeral service at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Mt. Albert (1-800-209-4803).

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