LEO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
GILES, Rita (LAROCQUE)
At her residence on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 Rita (LAROCQUE,) dear wife of Ralph GILES, in her 79th year. Loved mother of Mary-Louise HITCHON (Scott), Kelly GENEREAX (Gary), Rebecca BRALEY (Michael), William GILES (Rose) and Stephen GILES (Tanya.) Dear sister of Veronica LEO (Peter,) Corinne ESTEY, and Jeannette LAROCQUE. Beloved grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint John the Devine Church, 390 Baseline Road East, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to Palliative Care Team of Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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LEO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kay (née CAIRNS)
Retiree of Canadian General Electric. Passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Eastholme Home for the Aged in Powassan, Ontario, on February 22, 2005, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1948.) Loving mother of the late Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1973) (Betty NICHOLAS,) Cobourg, Marylin SMITH (Tom), South River. Loving grandmother to Bobby THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Helen), Toronto, Diane McMINN (Ken), Peterborough, Carol DARLING (Bob,) Bowmanville, LeeAnne LEO (Bob,) Brampton, Cathie FLINT (Rick), Mississauga, Grant SMITH (Polly), Sundridge, Todd SMITH (Sharon). Will be truly missed by Susan FALCONER, Niagara Falls. Loving great-grandmother to Alexandra and Ian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Bradley McMINN (Laura), Sarah NAGLES (Craig), Brian McMINN, Jordan and David LEO, Amanda and Michael FLINT, Crystal and Andrew SMITH, Nicole SMITH, Brittney and Nathan LANE, Samanthia SMITH. Great-great-grandmother to Ashton and Tyler McMINN. Predeceased by her sisters Betty CAIRNS, Jean KENNEDY (Jim,) brothers John (Cis,) James (Mildred,) Bill (Isobel), Robert (Anne). Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews and their families. Will be missed by her Friends Mary KILLEN, Irene and Dan McFADGEN, Violet BOYD, Marie BOYDE. She will also be missed by the wonderful staff at Eastholme and the Friends she made there. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Ward Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Parting words: "When I count my blessings, I count you twice."

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LEO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
TREVISAN, Giuliano
Peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital, with his family by his side, Mr. Giuliano TREVISAN was called home by God on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Caterina (DEVIT.) Adored father of Giuli (Frank PEGOLO,) Nelli (Paul DOMINGUES) and Doria (Domingo LEO.) Cherished nonno of Eric, Amanda, Stefan, Olivia and Evan. He was born on October 28, 1930 in Ramuscello Friuli Italia and arrived in Canada 51 years ago. He led a full and rich life which included being a member of the Coro Santa Cecilia since 1964. He is fondly remembered by family and Friends in Canada and Italy. Friends will be received at the Eglinton Chapel of McDougall and Brown, 1812 Eglinton Ave. West on Tuesday, March 29 from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 30 at 10: 00 a.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 640 Glenholme Ave. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Princess Margaret Hospital, especially those on 16P for their compassion and kindness. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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LEO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
SIMONE, Domenico
Surrounded by his loved ones, Domenico passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 in North York at the age of 94. Predeceased by his wife Filippina. Loving father to Rosalia and her husband Vito LEO and to Oliva and her husband Michele VIVONA. Cherished nonno to Santino, Domenico, Sarina (Norman), Cathy (John), Angelo (Nancy) and Rita (Rocky). Dear bisnonno to 17 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane Street, 416-249-4499), on Friday, May 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005 from St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church (on Jane St. at Beverly Hills Dr.) at 12: 30 p.m. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery (on Hwy. 27, south of Hwy. 7). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Sick Children's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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LEO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
WIERSMA, Donald
Went to be with his Lord on June 9, 2005, in his 74th year. He leaves his loving wife of 53 years, Sally (Yff); his children Karen and Cecil VAN NIEJENHUIS (Nathan and Shawna, Sara, Miriam), Donna and Bill LEO (Tara, Alex,) Pam and Shawn HOWARD (Sean) his sister Theresa SALOMONS; his brothers George and Jack; his nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, June 12, 2005 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre (Dundas St. and 9th Line), 905-257-8822, Oakville. Funeral Service 1: 30 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2005 at the Clear View Christian Reformed Church (Ford Dr. at Sheridan Garden Dr.). Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens.

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LEO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
LEO, Vito
Passed away surrounded by his loving family and Friends on Friday, August 26, 2005 in Toronto, at the age of 74 years. Loving husband to Rosalia for 50 years. Beloved father to Santino (Juanita), Domenic and to Sarina (Norman). Cherished nonno to Santo, Sara, William, Joy, David, Daniel, Timothy, Robert Carmon, Emmanuel, Jonathon, Isaiah, Rebekah and to Gloria. Dear brother to Antonina AGUECI and family and brother-in-law to Michael and Oliva VIVONA and family. Vito will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his many family and Friends. Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr., (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane St. 416-249-4499) on Saturday, August 27, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, August 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 29, 2005 from St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society on behalf of the family.

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LEON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-11 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, M. Jean (formerly YOUNG)
Entered into rest at Deer Park Villa in Grimsby, on Wednesday evening, February 9th, 2005, with her loving family by her side. Jean TAILOR/TAYLOR, formerly Jean YOUNG, in her 92nd year. Jean was the daughter of the late Paul KINGSTON and his wife, Jenny. She was raised on a farm in the Dobbington area. She is much loved by her daughter, Sharron BELANGER and Greg MUTTER. Proud grandmother of Ian BELANGER, of Grimsby and Sara BELANGER, of Galway City, Ireland. Dear sister-in-law of Teddy McKEAN, of Collingwood and Marian SLED, of Stouffville. She will be fondly remembered by her caring second family including Gwen (Mrs. Dale TAILOR/TAYLOR,) Betty and her husband, Joe GRAY/GREY, Ron and his wife, Nancy TAILOR/TAYLOR and Greg and his wife, Helen TAILOR/TAYLOR. Jean will be greatly missed by her several nieces and nephews including her special nieces, Mary LAMOURE and Leora LEON. Predeceased by her brothers, Francie, Gordon and Fred KINGSTON; her sister, Viola WALKER and her second husband, Aldred TAILOR/TAYLOR. Jean spent most of her life in Owen Sound and for many years operated a grocery store, along with her late husband, Milton YOUNG. For more than fifty years, she was a member of Knox United Church and was active in the Owen Sound community. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to either the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation-M.R.I. Unit or to the charity of your choice.
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LEON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
PAPAGEORGIOU, Fotis
At London Health Sciences, University Campus on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, Fotis PAPAGEORGIOU of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Katrina PAPAGEORGIOU celebrating 53 years of marriage. Dear father of Frieda and her husband Athan APOSTOL, Oreste and his wife Wafa PAPAGEORGIOU, Tina and her husband Dimosthenis GALANITSAS all of London and Anna and her husband Brad DE LEON of Toronto. Loved by grandchildren Sophia, Alexia, Michael, Cassandra, Jason, Katerina, Jordan, Ian and Shawn. Dear brother of Elias PAPAGEORGIOU of Greece. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road W., on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. PAPAGEORGIOU.

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LEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-26 published
GREENE, William " Bill" George (1920-2005)
P.Eng. (Queen's 1949) S.A.E. Royal Canadian Air Force
Suddenly at his residence in West Brome, Québec in his 85th year. Survived by the mother of his children Ruby Mary O'NEILL, his sister Dorothy Mary KING of Saint John's, Newfoundland. Predeceased by his brother Randal and parents William Hackett GREENE and Elsie Dorothy HUNT. Very proud and devoted father of 7 children Mary (Doug ADAM/ADAMS) (Oakville, Ontario); Bill Jr. (Rosalind WILLIAMS) (Armstrong, British Columbia); Margaret (Sutton, Québec); Randal (Bolton, Ontario), Cathy (St. Louis, Missouri); Theresa (Sutton, Québec;) and Vincent (Marleen OGILVIE) (St. Bruno, Québec;) and revered grandfather of Krystina, Mark and Stephen POLUDNIKIEWICZ, Andrew and James GREENE- TASSE, Emily and Abigail CHOINIERE, Miranda and Joshua OGILVIE- GREENE, and Connor ADAM/ADAMS. Great grandfather to Aaron and Dillon LEON. Uncle to Rosemarie and Marianna KING. Bill was a lifelong Bell Canada employee (34 years), member of the Bell Pioneer Association and retired in 1983. He was a devout Catholic and a creative man who raised his children to believe that there was nothing they could not do with "creativity and a bit of elbow grease". Special thanks for all the assistance provided by many Friends over the years, especially Georges LAPLANTE. Family and Friends will be warmly received at Desourdy Wilson Funeral Home, 104 Buzzell Street, Cowansville, Québec, on January 25 from 7-9 p.m. and January 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Rose-de-Lima Church, 605 Main Street, Cowansville, Québec on Thursday, January 27th at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Donations can be made in his name to the Brome Mississquoi Perkins Hospital, 950 Main Street, Cowansville, Québec.

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LEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
FREEDMAN, Bernard
On Monday February 28, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Bernard FREEDMAN, "the eternal optimist" was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. Bernard was actively involved in Jewish and non-Jewish affairs both in Saint John and Toronto. Beloved husband of Natalie. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael FREEDMAN and Tracy BERMAN, Richard FREEDMAN and Ellen BUCKSTEIN of Israel, and Cheryl and Bruce LEON of Chicago. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dr. Lewis and Ita FREEDMAN of New Brunswick, Marsha and Jerry KOVEN of New Brunswick, and Edyth and Dr. Barry STEINBERG of Massachusetts. Devoted grandfather of Daniel, Zoey, Carlee, Judah, Joey, Rachel, Ilana, Raina, Liat, and Yael. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday March 2, 2005 at 2: 30 pm. Interment Beth Shalom Synagogue Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 327 Hidden Trail. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund (416) 638-7200.

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LEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
MOFFATT- SCHAFFNER, Beverly Jean (CROCKER)
It is with great sadness that the family of Beverly Jean MOFFATT- SCHAFFNER (CROCKER) announces her death on February 15, 2005, in her 63rd year. Bev faced her short but difficult battle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, the way she faced life - head on, with courage, determination and pride - never thinking about herself, but worrying about those around her. Bev always introduced herself as "an extreme introvert", yet she managed to touch the hearts of everyone she met. Bev leaves behind her life-partner of 11 1/2 years, Sami, with whom she loved to explore the back roads of Ontario, and spend weekends cross stitching and watching movies; her daughter, Christine, her husband Christopher BOAL, and their children Nicholas, Ashley-Rose, and Anthony, who were Grandma's pride and joy; and her daughter Susan, and her husband Marc DE LEON and "The Munchkin," due August 23rd. Also left to mourn Bev are her mother-in-law Dorothy MOFFATT; her chosen sister and brother-in-law Sue and Bob NITTOLY, and her best friend Lisa FAKHOURIE, both who cared so lovingly for Bev; her feline babies Sweetums, Treya, Molly, Merlin, Billy and LilSpooks; her spiritual family at St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church; and her former co-workers, family and Friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Jean and Alfred and her step-father Jack. The family would like to thank Drs. Akbar KHAN, Arnold TEPPERMAN, Michael CHAN and Dina ZAYID, for the wonderful and supportive care they gave Bev throughout her illness; her special nurse, Shawn, who visited daily and gently tended to her needs; the Palliative Care team from Scarborough Centenary Hospital; Fr. Richard NEWLAND whose visits were filled with spirituality and humour; and "The Prayer Team", who encompassed most the world and supported all of us through their prayers, cards, phone calls and emails. A celebration of Bev's life will be held at St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church (56 Lawson Road, Scarborough), on Saturday, February 19, 2005. Visitation and reception will begin at 7: 30 p.m., followed with the Funeral Service at 9: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to PALIN "The Weekend to End Breast Cancer"; or, 4 women 4 ever team, in Bev's name would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488.

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LEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
SCHULTZ, Gerald
Passed away peacefully in his 87th year on Friday, April 15, 2005 in the arms of his family at Trillium Hospital. Gerry was lovingly cared for by his wife Betty since his earlier stroke in 1998 and they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. Gerry's humour and concern for others will be sadly missed by those who knew him. He loved seeing his grandchildren Emma and Scott LEON, Kent and Meghan SCHULTZ, and Leah HILL. He was a wonderful papa. Beloved father of Maxine and her husband Eric, Clark and Sue SIMPSON and her daughter Martha, Mary Anne and her husband Robin. Predeceased by his daughter Valerie and his sisters Pat GORDON, Ruth GOODE and Jess FALLIS. Best friend to his brother Dr. Max SCHULTZ and sister Dorothy McDONALD. Brother-in-law and dear friend of Elsie and Dave HOLMES (deceased,) Ginny and John ROSS, Hugh and Francis ROSS (both deceased.) After graduating from Queen's University, Gerry served in World War 2 with the 1st Division of the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers in Sicily, Italy, Belgium, France, Holland and Germany. He was still close Friends with the VAN OORLE family of Belgium, who invited the young officer to live in their home while stationed nearby. Gerry was born in Thessalon and loved Northern Ontario. He worked for many years in the lumber industry as had his father Charles SCHULTZ before him, spending 3 years as a logging superintendent for Abitibi. Three dams that he built on the Mississaugi River are still in operation. His family also ran Schultz Hardware in Thessalon. Upon moving to Toronto, he worked until his retirement as Manager of Technical Services at Goodyear Canada in New Toronto. Mr. SCHULTZ is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) 905-278-5546 on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m., followed by cremation.

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LEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-29 published
MOGYOROSY, Concepcion " Connie" (née PEREZ)
(December 8, 1944-May 27, 2005)
Peacefully on Friday, May 27, 2005 at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington. Beloved wife of Joseph, loving mother of Thérèse (Benoit LANGEVIN) and devoted Lola of Jacob. Survived by sisters Lucia (Eliseo ESER,) Aurora (Joseph DE LEON,) Maria Asuncion (John MOTTA,) Corazon (Rosendo DUMLAO,) Sr. Josemila M.C. (Milagros) and brothers Jose (Berna) and Eladio Jr. (Julia). She will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous Friends in Canada, California, New York and the Philippines. Predeceased by parents Eladio PEREZ Sr. and Honorata ANACLETO and brother Pedro. Relatives and Friends may call at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, (Brant Street at Blairholm), Burlington on Monday, May 30, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Private Interment. The family is deeply grateful and immensely indebted to the numerous caregivers at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, nurses and volunteers at the Carpenter Hospice, and hosts of Friends, co-legionaries and ministers who came with loving support, comfort and compassion in their time of grief. Donations to the Carpenter Hospice and/or Christian Child Care International would be much appreciated. Vigil for Connie Sunday 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home. www.smithsfh.com

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LEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
DAVIS, Kathleen
At Welland, Ontario on Friday, July 15, 2005 in her 83rd year. Loving sister of Joan PARENT, Bernadette DAVIS and Marie LEON, all of Welland, Sadie FLETCHER (Hal) of Buffalo, New York and Theresa DAVIS of Raleigh, North Carolina. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Margaret DAVIS. Miss DAVIS was employed as the accountant of the Art Shoppe in Toronto for over 35 years. Visitation at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland, from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19th. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Parish Community of St. Kevin, 307 Niagara Street, Welland, on Wednesday, July 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Rite of Committal in Holy Cross Cemetery. Prayer Vigil on Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Memorial donations, if desired, to the Parkinson Foundation, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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LEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-03 published
BOYLE, Andrew Scott
Peacefully at Ajax Pickering Hospital on Saturday, July 30th, 2005, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Freda. Dear father of Judy HEYNEN, Geoff and his wife Carmen, Jill and her husband Len LEON, Scott and his wife Fran. Loving grandfather of John, Peter, Kelly, Len, Dorothy, and Mitchell. Brother to Victor. Will be missed by all who knew him. A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-22 published
FLIGG, Melbourne James
Passed away at the General and Marine Hospital on Colling wood on Saturday, November 19th, 2005. Mel FLIGG of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Barrie in his 76th year was the beloved husband of the late Mary FLIGG (LEONARD.) Dear father of Lenoard and his wife Teresa of Wasaga Beach, Shawna MYERS and her husband Anthony of Merritt Island, Florida, Stephen and his wife Gloria of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Melanie WILKINSON of Wasaga Beach. Loving grandfather of Shawna WOODS and her husband Dave, Thomas and Samantha FLIGG, Brandon, Jessica and Darren MYERS, Kristen, Allison and Benjamin FLIGG and 4 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Faith Missionary Church (River Rd. W. Wasaga Beach) on Thursday, November 24th from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland & Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie, L4N 3B5 (707) 722-6656. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at melfligg@funeralhome.on.ca Dad sacrificed everything for his family except his time.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-29 published
PLAYTER, Walter Cecil
Walter Cecil PLAYTER, of Markdale passed away at Country Lane L.T.C., Chatsworth, Monday November 28th, 2005 in his 93rd year. son of the late John Franklin PLAYTER and Kate Emily HAYWARD. Beloved husband of Vera STENTIFORD. Loving father of Arthur “Earl”, Phyllis (Ron HODGKINSON,) of Berkeley; Harold (Donna VAREY,) of Chatsworth Twp.; Norman (Jackie), Melvin (Debby), of Owen Sound; Gordon (Chris), of Fort Frances; Robert “Doug” (Donna LEONARD,) of Tiverton. He will be sadly missed by his twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Lawrence and Ralph, two half-brothers and three half-sisters. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday December 1st, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held, Friday, December 2nd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. Memorial donations to Country Lane; Leukemia Society; Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-30 published
PLAYTER, Walter Cecil
Of Markdale passed away at Country Lane L.T.C., Chatsworth, Monday November 28th, 2005 in his 93rd year. son of the late John Franklin PLAYTER and Kate Emily HAYWARD. Beloved husband of Vera STENTIFORD. Loving father of Arthur “Earl”, Phyllis (Ron HODGKINSON,) of Berkeley; Harold (Donna VAREY,) of Chatsworth Twp.; Norman (Jackie,) Melvin (Debby), of Owen Sound; Gordon (Chris), of Fort Frances Robert “Doug” (Donna LEONARD,) of Tiverton. He will be sadly missed by his twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Lawrence and Ralph, two half-brothers and three half-sisters. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday December 1st, from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held, Friday, December 2nd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. Memorial donations to Country Lane; Leukemia Society Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-23 published
JOHNSTON, Ralph
At Extendicare, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, Ralph JOHNSTON of London in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (FAIRCLOTH) JOHNSTON. Dear father of Bob and his wife Mary, Jeanette and her husband Gord FRANK, Charlotte and her husband Terry LEWIS. Cherished grandfather of 7 grandchildren, Jack, Gerry, Belinda, Steven, Chris, Jeffery and Matthew, as well as 14 special great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Jack, his brothers Norman, Raymond and Cameron and by his sister Rena PEAK. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Monday from 2: 00 - 4:00 and 7:00 -9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at All Saints Anglican Church, 249 Hamilton Road, on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Peter LEONARD officiating. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ralph are asked to consider the All Saints Memorial Fund.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
JOHNSTON, Shirley Roselyn (née WEST)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, Shirley Roselyn (WEST) JOHNSTON, of R.R.#1 Putnam, in her 68th year, after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late Merritt and Alice WEST. Beloved wife of Ralph JOHNSTON. Dear mother of Doug and his wife Cheryl of Crampton, Lisa and her husband Doug LEONARD of Ingersoll and Raymond and his wife Michelle of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Bobbie-Rose, Rebecca, Bill, Susan, Ryan, Derik, Cassie and Brian. Dear sister of Norman WEST and his wife Shirley of Lyons. Dear sister-in-law of Eleanor WEST of Saint Thomas. Also survived by nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by one brother George WEST (1994.) Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll (425-1600) Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Jean CARRUTHERS officiating. Interment Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Avon-Crampton United Church would be appreciated.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
CORTNER, Larry Lee (b. December 28, 1943)
passed away peacefully at home after a brief struggle with cancer on Saturday, March 26, 2005. son of the late Logan and Phyllis CORTNER of Des Moines, Iowa; survived by his life partner of 35 years, Derik LEONARD, and a brother, David and his wife Cathy. He will be greatly missed by Derik's mother, Mrs. Blanche LEONARD, and Derik's niece Carolyn and her children Erin and Jeffrey, as well as Larry's two nieces, Angela and her husband Blake, Heidi and her husband Jason, one nephew, Brady and his wife Kristen, and cousins Nanci and Don.
Larry was born and educated in Des Moines. He then attended university at Oberlin for his undergraduate degree and then the Eastman School of Music where he completed a Master of Music degree and the Performer's Certificate in organ in 1968. He finished his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the same institution in 1978. Larry was appointed professor of organ and theory at the University of Western Ontario in 1968. He won first prize at the 1971 International St. Alban's Organ Competition in England. In addition, he served as organist at the following churches: St. James Presbyterian, First Church of Christ Scientist, Strathroy United, and St. Paul's Presbyterian (Hamilton). Visitation will be at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, March 29th form 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7: 30 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at Peter's Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue at Richmond Street, London at 10: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30th with interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Music Scholarship Fund, designated specifically for an organ scholarship at the Faculty of Music, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
CORTNER, Larry Lee Larry Lee (b. December 28, 1943)
passed away peacefully at home after a brief struggle with cancer on Saturday, March 26, 2005. son of the late Logan and Phyllis CORTNER of Des Moines, Iowa; survived by his life partner of 35 years, Derik LEONARD, and a brother, David and his wife Cathy. He will be greatly missed by Derik's mother, Mrs. Blanche LEONARD, and Derik's niece Carolyn and her children Erin and Jeffrey, as well as Larry's two nieces, Angela and her husband Blake, Heidi and her husband Jason, one nephew, Brady and his wife Kristen, and cousins Nanci and Don.
Larry was born and educated in Des Moines. He then attended university at Oberlin for his undergraduate degree and then the Eastman School of Music where he completed a Master of Music degree and the Performer's Certificate in organ in 1968. He finished his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the same institution in 1978. Larry was appointed professor of organ and theory at the University of Western Ontario in 1968. He won first prize at the 1971 International St. Alban's Organ Competition in England. In addition, he served as organist at the following churches: St. James Presbyterian, First Church of Christ Scientist, Strathroy United, and St. Paul's Presbyterian (Hamilton). Visitation will be at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, March 29th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7: 30 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue at Richmond Street, London at 10: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30th with interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Music Scholarship Fund, designated specifically for an organ scholarship at the Faculty of Music, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
LONG, Bertha (KARN)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, April 14, 2005, Bertha (KARN) LONG of London in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Sidney LONG. Dear mother of Jackie and her husband Bud GRACEY, Mae and her husband Mike PACE and Clay LEONARD and Linda, all of London. Dear mother-in-law of Gerry and her husband Jim BEACOM of London. Loved by 11 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Dear mother-in-law of Catherine MITCHELL of London. Also remembered by her extended family. Predeceased by 3 daughters and 2 sons. Friends will be received at the Evan's Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, April 18th, 2005 at 10 a.m. with Reverend Peter LEONARD officiating. Cremation and interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre. On line condolences www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. LONG.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
SHERWOOD, Frank
Frank, peacefully at Craigwiel Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, in his 88th year. Beloved husband (for 62 years) of Winifred "Win" (LEONARD) SHERWOOD. Dear father of Cora HILLMAN (Ron) and grandfather of Mike (Shirley) and Steve (Tracy). Also loved by five great-grandchildren, Connor, Madison, Josh, Jamie-Lee and Adam. Survived by two cousins, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, four nephews and a niece in England. Frank was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, the only child of the late Percival and Lucy (STONE) SHERWOOD. He set sail for Canada with his wife and daughter on April 18, 1952. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted on Friday, April 22, 2005, at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Have a good journey, Dad-we'll all really miss your wealth of knowledge and your laughter at family gatherings.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
WIGZELL, Ruth Aileen (SHEWEN)
At Braemar Nursing Home, Wingham, on Friday May 13, 2005, Ruth Aileen (SHEWEN) WIGZELL of London and formerly of Goderich in her 80th year. Loving mother of Ruth and Garth CUNNINGHAM of Goderich, Patrick WIGZELL and companion Karen May THOMAS of Kitchener, Michael and Riet WIGZELL of Nairn Centre, Mary Ellen COOPER and companion Donald LEONARD of Woodstock, Lynn and Charles SWAN of Woodstock, and Dale WIGZELL of Wingham. Also loved by 10 grandchildren, and 16 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Evelyn and Clare McCUE of Curve Lake. Predeceased by brother Victor SHEWEN. The WIGZELL family will receive Friends at St. George's Anglican Church, Goderich, on Monday May 16, 2005 from 11 until noon and from 1: 30 until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. The Reverend Allan LIVINGSTONE will officiate. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. Bluewater Chapel, Goderich.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-09 published
PARE, Eileen (formerly BUCK)
Peacefully at Versa Care Nursing Home on Wednesday June 8th, 2005, Mrs. Eileen PARÉ of London and formerly of Windsor passed away in her 98th year. Mother-in-law and best friend of Edna BUCK and her husband the late Harold BUCK (2000.) Beloved mother of Carl BUCK and his wife Jean, and Randy Pare BROOKS (Wayne). Also missed by several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her husbands Harold BUCK and Russell PARE, and by many siblings. Visitation will be at the Evans Funeral Home (648 Hamilton Rd, 1 block east of Egerton) on Friday June 10th, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with the service being held in the funeral home on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Peter LEONARD officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Eileen PARE.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-16 published
NEEDHAM, T. Willard " Bill"
Born July 4, 1923 in London, Ontario, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 14, 2005 at University Hospital. Loved and missed by wife, Dorothy (FLEMING/FLEMMING,) children Jackie and Gord DEL DEGAN; David and Joan FLEMING/FLEMMING; Cindy and Andrew NASHED; Pamela and Gerry HUNTER; Debbie and Rudy PARACHONIAK Jim and Elsa FAGAN; David and Allison FAGAN. Grandchildren: Adam, Emma and Kate DEL DEGAN; Shane, Nikki, Carly and Michael FLEMING/FLEMMING Andrea, Duncan, and Erin HUNTER; Sandi, Jody, Rudy and Andy PARACHONIAK Jesse, Alicia, Jeffrey, Kayla and Jeremy FAGAN; David and Matthew FAGAN. Best friend to his brother-in-law, Gordon FRY. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife Evelyn, 1972, siblings Lewis, Margaret, Jean and Carmen, and parents Gordon and Emma NEEDHAM.
Bill worked as a proud sheet metal worker, supervising and building numerous construction projects including the Ford Motor Company, Wellington Mall, U.W.O. and the Cami plant. He was well respected and liked by all the men who worked under him and those he worked with. Bill saw front-line action with the Irish Regiment, 5th Division, 1942-1946. He played football for the London Lords, Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen and Regina Roughriders. His favourite past-times were watching all sports, especially football with his favourite dog, Rosie, and his frequent daily trips to Tim Hortons. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. as well as 1 hour prior to the funeral service being conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford) on Saturday, June 18t h, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Reverend Peter LEONARD of All Saints Anglican Church officiating. Interment, Grove Cemetery. Special thanks to the Doctors and nurses in Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital for their excellent care of Bill and for their dedication and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
FEGAN, Shawn
On Tuesday July 5, 2005. Shawn FEGAN passed away in his 46th year. “Shawn, you will be greatly missed from morning to night. We wish you the peace that you so dearly sought.” Beloved partner of Fanaye ABERA. Shawn will be missed by his mother Annie, daughters Becky and Leah, brother Ed (Kimberley), sister Marianne, and nephews Dean and Andy. Services were held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (451-9350), on Friday July 8, 2005, with The Reverend Peter J. LEONARD, of All Saints Anglican Church, officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. "Your soul is with angels, but you will always be with us in our hearts". A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Shawn.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-07 published
SHEPPARD, Peter
At University Hospital, London Health Science Centre, on Friday August 5, 2005. Peter SHEPPARD, of London, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Mildred SHEPPARD (Ryan.) Dear father of Herbert SHEPPARD and his wife Helen of Stony Lake, Ontario, and Stella and her husband Kem DICKIE of Moncton, New Brunswick. Loved by 4 grand_sons Michael, Darryl, Douglas and Gordon, and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 daughters Doris and Phyllis. Peter was a Merchant Marine during World War 2, and is a longtime member of All Saints Anglican Church. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Monday August 8, 2005, at 3: 00 p.m. with The Reverend Peter LEONARD officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. SHEPPARD.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
O'MELIA, Fred
Suddenly, and peacefully, at home on Sunday September 18, 2005. Fred O'MELIA in his 73rd year. Dear brother of Lily and her husband Daniel McEACHERN of Byron, John O'MELIA and his wife Sharon of Ilderton, and Patrick, his wife Margaret and their family in England. Loving uncle of Daniel Jr., Colleen (Scott) SLAUGHTER, Sarah (Steve) MUYLAERT and their families. Predeceased by sister Margaret KINSELLA and brother George. Also survived by many family members in England. Fred worked for many years at Westminster Hospital. In keeping with Fred's wishes a Memorial Service will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday September 21, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. (visitation from 12-1 pm) with The Reverend Peter LEONARD, of All Saints Anglican Church, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Fred O'MELIA.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
ZIMMERMAN, Lyle
At North Lambton Rest Home on October 8, 2005, Lyle ZIMMERMAN of Forest, Lambton Shores. Beloved husband of the late Irene (1990). Dear father of Gary (Rose) of Strathroy, Debra (Roy) SEARSON of Watford and Susan LANGFORD. Dear grandfather of Robert (Jen) SEARSON of Listowel, David (Rosanna) SEARSON of Alvinston, and Richard SEARSON of St. Catharines. Great grandfather of Michela, Benjamin, and Rebecca SEARSON. Aged 80 years. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. at Watt, Forest, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 12 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Peter LEONARD officiating. Visitation Tuesday 2-4, 7-9. Interment Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. Donations appreciated to Cancer Society or Trinity Anglican Church, Watford. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home). Memorial tree will be planted in memory of Lyle by the Dodge Family.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
DUFFETT, Edgar " Ed" Clarence
Unexpectedly, at his residence, Wednesday, October 26, 2005, Edgar " Ed" Clarence DUFFETT of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Port Union, Newfoundland, age 71. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" E. (COOZE) DUFFETT. Loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Laura DUFFETT of Surrey, British Columbia, Lisa and Mike LEONARD of Placentia, Newfoundland. Loving pop of Kristie, Andrew, Emily and Troy. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Virtue and Clayton FOLLETT, Ken and Iva DUFFETT, David and Barb DUFFETT, Andy and Shirley DUFFETT, Craig and Beverly DUFFETT, Bob and Lottie COOZE, all of Newfoundland. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Friday, October 28, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Daniel COUGHLIN officiating. If desired memorial donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-08 published
HIGGINS, Edith Marjorie
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Nursing Home in Watford on Sunday, November 6th, 2005, in her 95th year. Edith Marjorie HIGGINS of Watford, predeceased by husband Gordon in 1974, parents Alfred and Mary, brother Doug WEIGHT (Betty) and sisters Nora, Bessie and Esther. Also predeceased by nieces Marjorie, Audrey and nephew Earl. Survived by sons Doug (Sandra) HIGGINS, Wayne (Ginni) of Watford and daughter Arlene (Dennis) OSTROSSER of Edmonton, Alberta. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Gary, Ronald and Raymond HIGGINS, Nathan, Warren, Heidi and Hilary HIGGINS, and Robin, Jeff and Ted OSTROSSER. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home with Reverend Peter LEONARD and Rev. Kendall REIMER officiating. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
LEONARD, Marion " Midge" (WHEELER)
At London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital on Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 Marion "Midge" (WHEELER) LEONARD of London in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Roy LEONARD. Dear mother of Gary LEONARD and his wife Lily of London and Kim LEONARD and his wife Lee of Thunder Bay. Dear sister of Frank WHEELER and his wife Betty of Wales. Predeceased by her brother Ken WHEELER. Loving grandmother of Vincent, Annette, Ryan and Keith and great-grandmother of Nolan. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior to the memorial service which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation-Victoria Hospital, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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LEONARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-18 published
ZIMMERMAN, Lyle
At North Lambton Rest Home on October 8, 2005, Lyle ZIMMERMAN, aged 80 years, of Forest, Lambton Shores. Beloved husband of the late Irene (1990). Dear father of Gary (Rose) of Strathroy, Debra (Roy) SEARSON of Watford, and Susan LANGFORD. Dear grandfather of Robert (Jen) SEARSON of Listowel, David (Rosanna) SEARSON of Alvinston, and Richard SEARSON of St. Catharines. Great-grandfather of Michela, Benjamin, and Rebecca SEARSON. Rested at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. South at Watt, Forest, where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 12 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Peter LEONARD officiating. Visitation was Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. Donations appreciated to the Cancer Society or Trinity Anglican Church, Watford. (Cheques only received at the funeral home.)A memorial tree will be planted in memory of Lyle by the Dodge family.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite #800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-10 published
LEONARD, Deborah Jean (née CARRIE)
Passed away peacefully at the age of 50 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital on May 6th, 2005. Her strength and bravery was an example to us all on how to live our lives. Deborah leaves behind her husband and soul mate, Michael of 27 years and her two children, Erin and Andrew. Much loved by her parents, Jean and Roy CARRIE, her sisters, Fern CARRIE (MANN) and Fiona CARRIE- FIELD and her many nieces and nephews. Deborah was passionate about her family, social life and work. She had a successful career in advertising working primarily on P&G accounts with the Saatchi and Saatchi Agency. She will be sorely missed by her North Toronto and Stony Lake Friends especially her exercise, pottery and coffee groups. Friends can visit with the family at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. on Wednesday, May 11th, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, May 12th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue on Friday, May 13th at 3: 30 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations can be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation www.laf.org, (the Lance Armstrong Foundation provides the practical information and tools people living with cancer need to live strong) or to the Stony Lake Yacht Club, c/o 128 Hillhurst Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5N 1N8.
"Success begins with a person's will -- It's all in the state of the mind."

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-14 published
LEONARD, Dorothy E.
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Dorothy (Dodie) on Sunday, November 13, 2005, in her 83rd year. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Bill. Proud mother and mother-in-law of Cathy and Gord DALE, Sue VALE, Joan and David MATTHEWS, Beth and Tom HALPENNY, and Nancy and Larry ROBITAILLE. Loving grandmother of Chris (special friend Vani BERRY,) Ken, Janet (fiance Chris BECKER), Jenny, Michael, Brooke, Dale, Andrew and Alyson, and aunt of John and Kathleen JONES. Survived by Ruth LANGLEY, Rosemary AMELL and Russell HEWETSON. She will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews and other family and Friends.
Friends may visit at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at the Lawrence Park Community Church (Bayview Avenue, just south of Lawrence), at 11: 00 o'clock. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Georgian Bay Land Trust would be appreciated by the family.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-14 published
Garth TAILOR/TAYLOR, Doctor And Humanitarian (1944-2005)
As president of ORBIS Canada, the ophthalmologist from Cornwall circled the globe in a flying eye hospital to personally treat thousands of Third World patients
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- The call to Ontario in 1982 came from Garth TAILOR/TAYLOR's beloved native Jamaica. Did Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR, an ophthalmologist in Cornwall, Ontario, know of a new flying eye hospital committed to curing blindness and eye diseases in developing countries? He had never heard of such a thing, he replied, but he would look into it.
Two years later, Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR was president of ORBIS Canada, and a quiet practice in a quiet town was supplemented with a calling: eliminating preventable blindness around the world.
It was all aboard the state-of-the-art ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, a converted DC-10 with a high-tech mobile surgical suite and lecture theatre that's billed as the world's only airborne eye hospital and training facility.
ORBIS is an international non-profit humanitarian agency that grew from a vision that Houston ophthalmologist David Paton had more than 20 years ago. More than one million people have received direct medical treatment, and some 93,000 health-care professionals have received training through its programs in more than 80 countries.
At the time of his death, Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR had completed 111 missions with ORBIS, the last to Changsha, China, in September. As the organization's busiest volunteer eye doctor, he treated thousands of patients and trained many more doctors and surgeons in cornea, cataract and refractive procedures, including the treatment of ocular parasites, in more than 40 countries.
"ORBIS doesn't go to get rid of all blindness; it's developmental," Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR said in 1997. "We teach them to do the surgery, or we teach them to teach others in their country."
The philosophy jibed well with his, a Chinese proverb he was fond of repeating in his Jamaican lilt: "Tell me and I will forget show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand."
Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR's maiden mission in 1982 was to his birthplace, Jamaica. "I found my nirvana aboard my first ORBIS flight," he would recount. "By treating avoidable blindness, people don't just get back their sight, they get back their self-esteem."
He also credited the organization with making him a better doctor.
"He was this skinny kid from Montego Bay with a big, easy grin," remembers the current president of ORBIS Canada, Ottawa retina surgeon Brian LEONARD, who interned with Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR at Ottawa Civic Hospital. "We considered him a legend. No one knew more about global blindness."
Sadly, there's much to know. The World Health Organization estimates there are 45 million blind people on the planet, and 135 million with low vision; 90 per cent of the world's blind live in developing countries, with nine million in India, six million in China, and seven million in Africa; every five seconds, someone in the world goes blind. A child goes blind every minute. A 2003 report warned that global blindness is set to increase over the next 20 years, to 76 million individuals. What fuelled Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR was the sobering fact that as much as 80 per cent of global blindness is avoidable -- 60 per cent treatable and 20 per cent preventable.
Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR first landed in Canada at the age of 20, on a scholarship to the East Ontario Institute of Technology in Ottawa to study biochemical technology. "We all had to work on frogs," recalls his wife, Beverley, who met Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR at the institute in the mid-1960s. "You could tell he had a talent for surgery. His frog was always perfect."
But he quit the program when a spot he had applied for earlier at the University of the West Indies' medical school opened up in Jamaica. He graduated in 1970 and returned to Ottawa, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at Queen's University in Kingston.
In 1976, after becoming the first black ophthalmologist to graduate from Queen's, Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR planned to return to Jamaica to set up practice, but political turmoil forced him to reconsider. Instead, he hung out a shingle in Cornwall, where he honed his expertise in microscopic eye surgery, cornea transplants and laser eye surgery, became chief of ophthalmology at Cornwall Community Hospital, and taught ophthalmology at Queen's, a 90-minute drive away.
With ORBIS, Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR spent up to 14 weeks a year volunteering in the Third World, and he recruited other Canadians as volunteer surgeons and staff. As for the plane, it took the 25 crew members doctors, nurses, pilots and technicians -- nine hours to convert it into a hospital each time it landed. "I have done everything except fly the plane," Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR said a few years ago. "I've cleaned toilets, done surgery and washed the plane."
In Third World countries, the aircraft must provide power (with its own generator), clean water (through a sterilization system) and clean, filtered air. A satellite dish permits communication with anyone in the world. In many countries, security is ensured by soldiers with machine guns who patrol the tarmac around the plane.
As well, 17 cameras, eight microphones and 54 video monitors permit viewing surgery for 50 observers in the plane's theatre (with potentially hundreds more in a remote location) and allow for interaction with the surgeons in the operating room. Surgeries are also recorded, edited and burned onto Digital Video Disks for distribution in the host country's ophthalmic community.
Instead of the studied calm of a normal operating theatre, the atmosphere aboard the plane was "bedlam," said Dr. LEONARD, who accompanied Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR on 14 missions. "There were engineers, technicians, translators running around, and questions flying. We could feel the jet blasts from other planes taking off. And Garth would push people to their limits." But he never saw Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR lose his cool.
Well, maybe once. It was in Africa, and a local official refused to board an internal flight until his palm felt a crisp $100 bill. "Garth couldn't stand that," Dr. LEONARD recalled. "He had a little chip on his shoulder, which we loved. But he would never rant about a personal problem."
Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR loved to play dominoes and consume, as well as bake, rum-soaked fruitcakes (his parents had a bakery in Jamaica). To anyone not used to meeting an eye doctor who was black, he offered a great icebreaker: "Hi, I'm Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR, in living colour."
The ice didn't always break. Once, in Swaziland, a white man from South Africa balked at having Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR operate on his son. The man eventually gave in to his pleading son, and the boy's sight was restored. "I welcome the uninformed, the misguided," Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR told Maclean's magazine, which named him to its honour roll last year. "It gives me the opportunity to set them straight."
This year, he was awarded the Order of Jamaica. In October, he was the keynote speaker at Eyes on Jamaica, a program to support ORBIS Canada's plans to build an eye-care facility at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston, the country's capital.
Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR was also a co-founder of Can SEE, the Canadian arm of the aid agency Surgical Eye Expeditions, and he donated a week annually aboard the Canadian National Institute for the Blind's Eye Van, a mobile clinic designed to bring eye care to remote areas of Northern Ontario.
Friends and colleagues recall a man who accepted many kudos with humility. One simple letter from a patient touched him deeply, though, because it so sublimely expressed the impact of Dr. TAILOR/TAYLOR's work: "I write this letter to you because prior to meeting you, I couldn't see to write."
Garth Alfred TAILOR/TAYLOR was born on April 29, 1944, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and died on November 19, 2005, after emergency surgery at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He was 61. He leaves his wife, Beverley, and children Leanne and Gregory.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
LEONARD, Karen
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Karen LEONARD on May 12, 2005 after a lengthy illness. She will be greatly missed by her family and Friends and especially her husband Ray.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
SILVA, Joao Soares (November 19, 1924-August 14, 2005)
Of Brock Avenue. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Mass 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Sebastian's Church to Prospect Mausoleum. Mr. SILVA, who died at St. Joseph's Hospital, is survived by wife Maria; daughters Maria SILVEIRA, Leoneza SOARES (Francisco LEONARD), Maria SINOPOLI (Mike), Maria QUINTIERI (Mike OFFENHEIM) 4 grandchildren. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
WICKS, Edward Thomas
Has gone to be with his Lord after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at Peel Memorial Hospital in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Ruth LENORE. Loving father of Wayne Edward LEONARD and wife Ena, Ronald LEONARD and wife Christine, and Deborah WICKS. Cherished grandfather of Wayne Jr., Andrew, Anna, Courtney, Nathan, Shauna and Vanessa, great-grandfather of Alexander and Paige. Loving son of Hannah WICKS and the late Edward WICKS, brother of Fred (Marcia), Roy and Karen (Merle). Predeceased by son Robert. Ed actively served the Lord in his ministry, in the graphic arts industry as well as his music with The Harmony Four. In accordance with Ed's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 20 at Kennedy Road Tabernacle, 141 Kennedy Road North at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society or Gideon Bible Society would be appreciated. Ed will be sadly missed by the extended family of Friends and people whose lives were blessed by knowing him.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
LEONARD, John Allyn
Died in Toronto on October 4, 2005, in his 59th year. son of the late Fred and Gertrude LEONARD. Cremation with no funeral. Condolences may be sent through condolences@morleybedford.ca

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
LEONARD, Dorothy E.
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Dorothy (Dodie) on Sunday, November 13, 2005, in her 83rd year. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Bill. Proud mother and mother-in-law of Cathy and Gord DALE, Sue VALE, Joan and David MATTHEWS, Beth and Tom HALPENNY, and Nancy and Larry ROBITAILLE. Loving grandmother of Chris (special friend Vani BERRY,) Ken, Janet (fiance Chris BECKER), Jenny, Michael, Brooke, Dale, Andrew and Alyson, and Aunt of John and Kathleen JONES. Survived by Ruth LANGLEY, Rosemary AMELL and Russell HEWETSON. She will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews and other family and Friends. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street, (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at the Lawrence Park Community Church, (Bayview Ave., just south of Lawrence) at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Georgian Bay Land Trust would be appreciated by the family.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-16 published
LEONARD, " Kate" Catherine Duncan (née YEAMAN)
(Member of Branch 10 Todmorden Royal Canadian Legion)
Born in Arbroath, Scotland to her dear late parents William and Alexina (CARGILL) YEAMAN. Entered into rest at South Lake Village Nursing Home, Newmarket, Ontario on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. Kate (YEAMAN,) dearly loved wife of the late James LEONARD. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Bill of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Margaret (Glenn PEDERSEN) of Queensville and Tamra (Keith PEDERSEN) of Toronto. Devoted grandmother of Sherralee, Morgan, James, Emily, Kyle, Zackary, Samantha, Erik and great-grandmother of Jalisa, Monique, Richelle, Zandor and Sky. Dear sister of Agnes WALKINGTON, Jim, Robert and Ronald YEAMAN and Joan ALEXANDER. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Avenue (1 block east of Donlands subway) on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held in Holy Cross Church (291 Cosburn Ave. at Donlands Ave.) on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at eleven o'clock. Private cremation. By request, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 790 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8 (416) 596-6773.

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LEONARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
LEONARD, Amelya Anne Marie
(Retired Teacher)
On Thursday, December 22, 2005 at the Willows Estate Nursing Home, Aurora in her 94th year. Anne, beloved wife of the late Robert. Dear sister of Milton and his wife Isobel. Anne will be lovingly remembered by her cousin Douglas HAMBLY and dear friend Marg MacDONALD. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (at Yonge Street) Aurora, 905-727-5421 from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday. Interment to follow in the spring.

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