LESNIEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-21 published
LESNIEWSKI, Jozef
Peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre at the age of 95. Jozef was born in Poland and came to Canada in 1947. Survived by his sister Genia in Poland and her sons and predeceased by his brother Kazimierz. Will be missed by his Friends in Canada. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Prayers 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 12 Denison Ave., on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 10 a.m.

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LESPERANCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-02 published
LESPERANCE, Raymond Urgel Joseph
At Country Lane Health Care Centre, Chatsworth, Wednesday, June 1st, 2005. Raymond Urgel Joseph LESPERANCE formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, in his 78th year. Loving father of Janice and her husband Don ROGERS of Whitby, and Patricia WOROBETS of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Sadly missed by grandchildren Scott, Gregory, Eric and Todd ROGERS; and Stephanie, Jennifer, and Jolene WOROBETS, and great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Brooke, Austin, Dawn, Alyssa, Dalton, Noah, Aiden, Brent and Alexandra. Brother of Annette, Yvette, Yvonne and Gene. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Friday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Markdale, Saturday June 4th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation. Evening prayers will be held at the funeral home Friday at 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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LESSARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
LAMPMAN, Wesley Lawrence
Wesley Lawrence of Saint Thomas on Friday, February 25, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Hélène LAMPMAN and the late Yvonne (DWYER) (1991) and dearly loved father of Bryan Carl LAMPMAN of London, Richard and his wife Brenda MILLS of London, Marilyn and her husband Brian WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas, Sharon and her husband Harvey HARRIETHA of Chatham and Michael and his wife Jennifer MILLS of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Daisy HOPPER of Waterford. Predeceased by 2 brothers Harold and his wife Paula and Earl and his wife Emma LAMPMAN and a brother-in-law Gordon HOPPER. Much loved grandfather of Jonathon and Shelby LAMPMAN, Andrew and Kristen WILLIAMS, Tara Lee, Bradley and Daniel HARRIETHA and Madelaine, Michelle, and Connor MILLS and great-grandfather of Tzia Rae LESSARD. Sadly missed by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wesley was born in Shedden on September 13, 1929, the son of the late John Wesley and Carrie Louise (NICHOLLS) LAMPMAN. He has resided in Saint Thomas since 1964 and formerly of Shedden. Wes worked as a Conductor with the C. and O. Railroad. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Shedden and the United Transportation Union. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LESSARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
McLENNAN, Thomas " Tom" J.J.
At his late residence on Monday, March 28, 2005 Thomas (Tom) J.J. McLENNAN of Lucan in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Ria (Van Meer) McLENNAN. Dear father of Jim and Kristen McLENNAN of London and Jason McLENNAN of Ilderton. Dear grandfather of Josh and Sarah. Dear son of Carman McLENNAN of Picton and the late Mary McLENNAN (2003.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lavergne and Sharon McLENNAN of Huntsville, Paul and Sandi McLENNAN of Foxboro, John and Sheryle McLENNAN of Picton, Mary and Craig MARCHINGTON of Brantford, Peter and Donna McLENNAN of Beamsville, Donny and Janet McLENNAN of Huntsville, Dick and Linda McLENNAN of Beamsville, Matt and Diann McLENNAN of Vineland, Ellen and Dave HARRINGTON of Picton, Andrew McLENNAN of Belleville, Veronica and Frank LESSARD of Kingston, Jim and Stephanie McLENNAN of Perth and the late David McLENNAN (2002;) Kees and Fran VAN MEER of Owen Sound, Tony and Bella VAN MEER of London and Cory BELL and her friend Pat of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom retired from G.M. Diesel in November 2004 after 30 years. An avid sports fan, he especially loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Lucan on Thursday, March 31st at 4: 30 p.m. with Father Vincent VAN ZUTPHEN presiding. Cremation with interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Prayers will be said in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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LESSARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
McLELLAN, Thomas " Tom" J.J.
At his late residence on Monday, March 28, 2005 Thomas (Tom) J.J. McLELLAN of Lucan in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Ria (VAN MEER) McLELLAN. Dear father of Jim and Kristen McLELLAN of London and Jason McLELLAN of Ilderton. Dear grandfather of Josh and Sarah. Dear son of Carman McLELLAN of Picton and the late Mary McLELLAN (2003.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lavergne and Sharon McLELLAN of Huntsville, Paul and Sandi McLELLAN of Foxboro, John and Sheryle McLELLAN of Picton, Mary and Craig MARCHINGTON of Brantford, Peter and Donna McLELLAN of Beamsville, Donny and Janet McLELLAN of Huntsville, Dick and Linda McLELLAN of Beamsville, Matt and Diann McLELLAN of Vineland, Ellen and Dave HARRINGTON of Picton, Andrew McLELLAN of Belleville, Veronica and Frank LESSARD of Kingston, Jim and Stephanie McLELLAN of Perth and the late David McLELLAN (2002;) Kees and Fran VAN MEER of Owen Sound, Tony and Bella VAN MEER of London and Cory BELL and her friend Pat of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom retired from G.M. Diesel in November 2004 after 30 years. An avid sports fan, he especially loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Visitation was held at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Lucan on Thursday, March 31st at 4: 30 p.m. with Father Vincent VAN ZUTPHEN presiding. Cremation with interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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LESSARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
RICHARD, Weillie
With thanksgiving for his life, the family of Weillie RICHARD announce his passing. He succumbed peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital in London on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005. He leaves many fond memories for all who knew him. Dearly beloved husband of the late Madeleine Bélanger RICHARD. Cherished father of Catherine RICHARD, and Sandra RICHARD- MOHAMED and her husband Mahms of London. He will remain forever in the hearts of his grandchildren François RICHARD- KRAFCHEK, Stéphane and Élise RICHARD- MOHAMED. Dear brother of Irène BAILLARGEON and Yvette ROY. Dear brother-in-law of Thérèse CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER- BÉLANGER, Jeanne BOURDAGES, Lorraine TANGUAY, Beatrice MORIN, Thérèse BÉLANGER (Rolland GINGRAS), Simone LESSARD (René), J. Edouard BÉLANGER (Ginnette VERREAULT), Marie-Ange DORVAL (Adonia), Denyse KRAJCIK (Jean), Denis BÉLANGER (Diane BENOIT.) Sadly missed by his much loved Godchildren Joelle Dorval BERGERON and Marcel BÉLANGER. Remembered with fondness by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Élise (née GODBOUT) RICHARD, his siblings Léda LABELLE, Marie-Ange LAROCHELLE, Adalbert RICHARD, Marie-Anne LAVIGNE, Évangéliste RICHARD, Rita GUITAR, Blanche RICHARD, Berthe GUILLEMETTE, Elizabeth DESROSIERS, Fernande FELTEAU, Cécile JOHNSON, Ernest RICHARD and his brothers and sisters-in-law Jean-Paul and Fernand BÉLANGER, Adhemar BOURDAGES, Jean-Laval TANGUAY, Yvonne BÉLANGER, Gilberte NADEAU, Raymond MORIN, Maurice LAFLAMME and Gilles PAQUETTE. Friends will be received at l'Église Assomption de Notre-Dame, 384 Hillside Avenue, Oshawa on Monday after 10: 00 a.m. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11: 00 with Father Viateur LAURIN officiating. Rite of Committal at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Whitby. If desired and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, University Hospital - Palliative Care, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Donations may be arranged through J.J. Patterson and Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland or on-line with memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca A special word of thanks goes to Brenda DALEY, Debbie JARVIS, Jenna GOODHAND, the 3rd floor staff at Chelsey Park Retirement Community, Dr. LO, London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital 4th Floor Medicine Team 3 and nursing staff, Dr. SCHULZ and Lynne Hughes MARSH of the London Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care - University Hospital. As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.
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LESSARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
WINEGARD, Elizabeth Latham (née JAQUES)
The family of Elizabeth WINEGARD sadly announces her peaceful passing at her home Guelph, March 12, 2005. Born into the family of the Reverend Ernest and Maye JAQUES, Elizabeth and her five brothers and sisters grew up on the Six Nations Reserve near Caledonia, Ontario. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she married fellow Caledonian Bill WINEGARD, and over the next few years they had their three children, Bill, Charles and Kathryn. Kathryn's death from cancer in 1999 was the greatest sorrow of Elizabeth's life. Left to mourn, but also to celebrate her life, are Elizabeth's devoted husband, the Honourable William C. WINEGARD, P.C., O.C., her sons Bill (Sandra LEPPAN) and Charles (Marian,) her six grandchildren, Casey (Owen LESSARD,) Kelly (Michael MILNE,) Tim (Tia WEST,) L.D. (Dana VANDERAA,) Brynn and Liam, and her great grandchildren Madison, Mason and Tanner. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, her brother Spence JAQUES and his wife Matilda, her sister Margaret and her husband Harold NICKLE, her daughter Kathryn, and her granddaughter Laine. She will be greatly missed by her brothers John (Harriet) and Bob JAQUES, her sister Susan (Allen COOK,) her brother-in-law John (Doris) WINEGARD, as well as her many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Special thanks to the outstanding professionals who supported Elizabeth and her family during her long illness and who eased her final years: Dr. Jennifer CASPERS and the employees of the agencies of Robertson Brown and H.L.O. and we are especially grateful to Margaret VANDERWOUDE who was her principle care giver for the past 6 1/2 years. The family will welcome Friends and family at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Tuesday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.) and Wednesday (2-4 p.m.). Elizabeth's funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 2 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Guelph Community Foundation (Kathryn Winegard Scholarship), P.O. Box 290333, Guelph Centre, Guelph N1H 8J4, the Tytler School Breakfast Program, c/o Tytler Public School, 131 Ontario Street, Guelph N1E 3B3 or the Guelph General Hospital Auxiliary, c/o 115 Delhi Street, Guelph N1E 4J4, would be appreciated. (Wall-Custance 519/822-0051 www.wallcustance.com)

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LESSARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
REJSKIND, Jacqueline (née HÉNAULT)
Died in Saint-Lambert, Québec on May 11th, at the age of 90. Widow of the noted psychiatrist Doctor Micha REJSKIND, she leaves her son Gérard (Reine LESSARD) and her granddaughter Margot (Michael YORK.) Her long and remarkable life are an inspiration to family and her many loyal Friends.

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LESSARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-14 published
BROWN, Charles Knox
Suddenly at the Montreal General Hospital on June 12, 2005 aged 78 years. Charles was born on February 11, 1927 and is survived by his loving wife and best friend Shirley and adoring daughters Ann (Bill RITCHIE) and Debra (Daniel LESSARD.) He will be sorely missed by his grandchildren Alexander and Darcy RITCHIE, Christian and Charles-Adrian LESSARD. Also survived by his brother Stewart and sisters Irene and Tommy. All will miss his joy of life and generosity of spirit.
Entrusted to Wray Walton and Wray Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Québec.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 17 at 1: 30 p.m. at Mount Royal United Church, 1800 Boulevard Graham, Town of Mount Royal, Montreal, Québec.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal General Hospital, Dept. of Endocrinology or Dept. of Urology in his memory would be greatly appreciated.

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LESSARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-12 published
LESSARD, François-Louis, 1927 -- Died This Day
Friday, August 12, 2005, Page S9
Soldier born on December 9, 1860, in Quebec City.
After joining the Quebec Garrison Artillery in 1880, he served in the North-West Rebellion of 1885 as a lieutenant in the Cavalry School Corps. By 1899, he had been promoted to lieutenant-colonel of the corps and volunteered for service in the South African War. He was given command of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles (Royal Canadian Dragoons), and served with distinction. In 1912, he was elevated to the rank of major-general, but, when the First World War broke out, he was denied overseas command by Sam HUGHES, the eccentric and capricious Minister of Militia. Instead, he became inspector-general for Eastern Canada and was put in charge of forces at Halifax. In 1918, he had the difficult task of restoring order to Quebec City after conscription riots there. He died at Meadowvale, Ontario

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LESSARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
LESSARD, Joseph Roland (1923-2005)

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LESSARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
REJSKIND, Jacqueline (née HÉNAULT)
Died in Saint-Lambert, Québec on May 11th, 2005, at the age of 90. Widow of the noted psychiatrist Dr. Micha REJSKIND, she leaves her son Gérard (Reine LESSARD) and her granddaughter Margot (Michael YORK.) Her long and remarkable life are an inspiration to family and her many loyal Friends.

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LESSER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-13 published
WEBBER, Josephine Chasnoff
May 10, 2005; beloved wife of the late Joseph WEBBER; dear mother and mother-in-law of Alan (Frances DIEMOZ) WEBBER and Mark (Janet) WEBBER; dear sister and sister-in-law of Jane (late François) OLMER, Jack (Alice) CHASNOFF and Jules (Martha) CHASNOFF; dear grandmother of Adam and Amanda WEBBER; dear sister-in-law of late Ronah (late M.L.) EPSTEIN, Debbie (late Lennie) DAVIDOFF and Samene (Joseph) LESSER; dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of Carolyn PHILLIPPI.
Mrs WEBBER was a volunteer at the Scholar Shop. Funeral Service 10: 30 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2005 at New Mt. Sinai Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. Interment New Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Scholar Shop or a charity of your choice. Berger Memorial, St. Louis, Missouri

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LESSER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-20 published
LESSER, Mildred (née FRIEDMAN)

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LESSING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
EGDEN, James Francis " Jim"
Passed away, on Thursday, August 18, 2005, at Bendale Acres Home For The Aged, Scarborough. Beloved husband for 47 years of the late Marion Irene McCAULEY. Loving father, father-in-law and grandpa of: Wendy and Ray WHITTAM, Amy, Paul; Frances and Dick SUGAWARA, David, Peter, Michelle; Jim and Cindy, Jocelyn, Phoebe Susan LESSING, Jamie; John and Anita, Michael, Danny, Alex; Peter and Kathleen. Jim was born April, 1925 in Saint John's, Newfoundland, and then spent most of his life in Toronto. Jim volunteered for active duty in World War 2, serving first in the R.C.A.S.C. (Britain) and then as a D.E.M.S. Gunner, R.C.N. (Atlantic and Pacific). Jim had fond memories and many Friends from his 40 year career at Consumers' Gas. He enjoyed many interests: kids, camping, pets, gardening, collecting, D.I.Y., and learning assorted trades at night school. Jim was always curious, ready for adventure and had a wicked sense of humour. We will miss him. Please join the family for visitation on Sunday, August 21, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough. Funeral Service at 11: 00 a.m. Monday, August 22, with burial and reception to follow at Pine Hills. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Jim's memory.

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LESSMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
LANGDON, Albert Jay " Bert" (1911-2004)
The family announces with sorrow his death at the Lady Minto Hospital, Cochrane, Ontario, on Saturday, January 1st, 2005, at the age of 93.
Bert was a retired Pharmacist, Past Master and 32 Degree Member of Lodge 530.
Loving husband of 60 years of the late Vivian (née ARMSTRONG,) and dear father of Dianne (Gordon) CRAIG of Toronto, Jim (Donna) LANGDON of Dryden, and Betty (George) BROWN of Grimsby. He was the loving grandfather of James LANGDON of Australia, Sandra (Scott) HIGGINS of Toronto, Geoff (Marie) CRAIG of Guelph, Brenda (Ron) CALLAGHAN of Minden, Barry BROWN of Kenora and great-grandfather of 8. He will be remembered by his sister Jen LESSMANN of Pleasant Hill, California, U.S.A. He was predeceased by his grand_sons David LANDGON and Stephen GRAIG.
Visitation will be held at Salon Funéraire Irvine and Irvine Funeral Home, 149 Third Street, Cochrane, Ontario, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Members of Lodge 530 will gather at the Funeral Home for a Lodge Service at 7 pm. Sister Lodges are invited. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, at 11 am at the St-Paul's United Church, Cochrane, with the Reverend Judith VISSER officiating.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Villa Minto or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements in care of Salon Funéraire Irvine and Irvine Funeral Home Cochrane (705-272-3239 or IrvineCo@puc.net)

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LESSMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-07 published
JORDAN, Margery Elizabeth (née GERALD)
Passed away October 5th, 2005 after a tragic fall at the age of 86 years. Born September 20th, 1919 in Fredericton, New Brunswick to William Thomas and Margery Elizabeth GERALD. She is survived by her devoted husband Jim, and her loving family: son Dennis JORDAN his wife Cathy in Huntsville Ontario, son Jamie JORDAN and wife Meg in Huntsville and daughter Mary JORDAN and her husband Carl LAVOIE of Toronto, Ontario, Sister Muriel LESSMANN and brother Dick GERALD both in Toronto and by her admiring grandchildren who loved her so much; Dennis, Patrick, Andrew, Megan, Benjamie, Sarah and Jordan who were all a source of great joy and comfort to her through the years. Margery heard the tales of the loss of members of her family during World War I. She endured Rheumatic Fever twice, Polio once, the Depression and World War 2. She attended St. Clement's school and graduated from Northern Secondary in Toronto where she met Jim. She went on to study art at the Ontario College of Art and was a student of Arthur Lismer, one of the Group of Seven. She and Jim with young Denny headed north to found Ski Jump Inn and Jorlea Trading Post. It took 5 hours to drive from Toronto to Huntsville in those days. The first summer the 3 of them lived in a tent while more permanent buildings were being constructed. That winter she lived in a log cabin built from trees that grew on their land. They seemed to be the last of the pioneers. She successfully ran the store and helped in the running of the Inn for over 30 years while raising her family. She continued her art leaving her family and Friends with a rich heritage of images connected to their personal histories. She also contributed to the culture of Huntsville by designing and painting the backdrops which formed the sets of many a magnificent Rotary Theatre production. Margery was the recipient of Rotary's highest honour, the Paul Harris Fellowship award for this considerable contribution. She was a long time volunteer with the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary. Margery worked with stroke victims helping them to learn to speak again. She was a wonderful wife to Jim who is stricken with sadness because of her unexpected death. She built a wonderful extended family who remain close and loving in large part due to her example. Margery will be remembered for her humour, her astounding graciousness in the face of any difficulty, her art and her deep love of life and family. In lieu of flowers Margery would want donations to be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, 2345 Yonge St. Toronto, Ontario or call (416) 488-0030. Visitation will be held at Mitchell's Funeral Home 15 High Street in Huntsville on Friday October 7th from 4 p.m. until 6: 30 p.m. The Funeral will be held at All Saints' Anglican Church, 30 High St. Huntsville, Ontario at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 8th.

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LESSOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
STIRLING, John Duncan
Peacefully, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, in his 71st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Karen for 48 years. Loving father of Stewart (Sylvia), Tom (Sandy,) Susan BIGGART (Matthew,) Gail LESSOR (Charles,) and Sheila (John MacPHERSON.) Dear Grandpa of Megan, Anthony, Justin, Tiffany, Jonathan, Emily, William, Melissa, Jason, Christopher, Blake, Matthew and Cameron. Lovingly remembered by his brother Bill (Dorothy) and sister Ellen JOHNSON (Harry.) Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005. Time to be confirmed. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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LESSOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
STIRLING, John Duncan
Peacefully, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, in his 71st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Karen for 48 years. Loving father of Stewart (Sylvia), Tom (Sandy,) Susan BIGGART (Matthew,) Gail LESSOR (Charles,) and Sheila (John MacPHERSON.) Dear Grandpa of Megan, Anthony, Justin, Tiffany, Jonathan, Emily, William, Melissa, Jason, Christopher, Blake, Matthew and Cameron. Lovingly remembered by his brother Bill (Dorothy) and sister Ellen JOHNSON (Harry.) Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-12 published
LESTER, Phyllis Marguerite (MacDONALD)
Phyllis Marguerite (MacDONALD) LESTER, age 48, of R.R.#1 Brigden as the result of a tragic motorcycle accident enroute to the Keys in Florida on February 21, 2005. Loving wife and best friend for 31 years to Alan LESTER. Dearly loved mother to Robert and Wendy; James and Neena LESTER. Cherished Nanny to Marissa and Conner. Dear daughter-in-law to Ross and Bonnie LESTER. Loving sister-in-law to Charlene LESTER and Colin BECKMANN. Phyllis is also survived by six sisters, Marlene, Beverly, Barbara, Shirley, Pauline, Lois and three brothers, Bob, Larry and Paul. As well as all who have had the opportunity to have Phyllis touch their lives. She will be forever missed and always remembered. Predeceased by her parents Evelyn and Wilfred MacDONALD. Phyllis was a Personal Care Worker for the Canadian Red Cross for fourteen years. The last three years she worked at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia. Phyllis and Alan were world travellers with their good Friends Roger and Kay FRANTZ of Tiffin, Ohio. Friends will be received at the Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Monday March 14, 2005 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday March 15, 2005 at 1: 30pm. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Red Cross, Breast Cancer Society or Meadowview Villa Garden Area Fund. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmai l.com. 864-1193.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-21 published
WALSH, Marie (née LESTER)
At Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Monday, June 20, 2005. Marie WALSH (née LESTER,) 71 years, formerly of Petrolia and Brigden. Beloved wife of the late Al (Knobbie) WALSH (2004.) Survived by thirty-two nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. with Father Dan VERE officiating. Interment in Bear Creek Cemetery, St. Clair Twp. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
MILLS, Mervin R.
At Bluewater Health C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Monday, August 22, 2005. Mervin R. MILLS, 88 years, of Petrolia. Loving husband of the late Coralie MILLS (née CLEMENTS) (2004.) Loved Daddy to Beth and John KEWLEY and Bobbi MILLS all of Petrolia. Beloved grandfather of Tom and Terri KEWLEY, Lillis and Mike HUYBERS, Marion and Brian SIMPSON and Stuart KEWLEY, and eleven great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Marjorie MacDONALD of Windsor, Ada PIERCE, Lillie MINIELLY and Edna and Dave BROWN all of Petrolia, and the late Lena SYMINGTON, Mary LESTER, Viola MacDONALD, Frank MILLS and Clayton MILLS. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2: 30 to 4: 30 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Don STRATTON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the C.N.I.B. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
SMITH, Marion
After a short illness at L.H.S.C. Westminster Campus on October 20th, 2005, Marion SMITH of Genivive Cres. London, Beloved wife of Gordon. Dear mother of JoAnn LESTER (Ken) of Forest, Kim LOWTHER (John) of Bayfield, Howard SMITH of London, Jill SMITH of London, Randy and Terry SMITH of London. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren and nieces Pat and Ruth. Age 69 years. A private family service will take place. Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James St. Forest (Lambton Shores) in charge of arrangements. Please omit flowers. Donations to the Lung Association appreciated. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of Marion by the Dodge family.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
GALLOWAY, Diana Margaret (GRAHAM)
At University Campus London on November 23, 2005 Diana Margaret (GRAHAM) GALLOWAY of Church St. (Forest) Lambton Shores. Beloved wife of Stuart. Dear mother of Scott (Sandra LESTER) STRONGHILL, Toronto, Tammy (Brian) NESBIT, Forest. Grandmother of Jasper, Dustin, Connor and Brianna. Sister of Patricia, Mary Ann, Kathryn, Tom and Grant. Sister-in-law of Cassandra GALLOWAY. Aged 60 years. Resting at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James St. S. at Watt, Forest. Funeral Service Monday at 10: 00 a.m. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Park Cemetery Windsor, Highway #3, Monday at 3: 30 p.m. Donations to Diabetes Society, Heart and Stroke, and Kidney Foundation, in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Diana" by the Dodge Family.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
CUMMINGS, Grace L. (née HAMBLETON)
Passed away at the Valleyview Home for the Aged, Saint Thomas on Friday, December 30, 2005, in her 78th year. Born in Windsor, Ontario, March 17, 1928, the daughter of the late George and Alice (WALKER) HAMBLETON. Mrs. CUMMINGS was a member of Central United Church, Saint Thomas. Wife of the late Clarence R. "Shug" CUMMINGS (2003.) Mother of Ruth Ann Donnelly (friend Bob Badgley of London,) and Ralph C. CUMMINGS (wife Michelle,) all of St. Thomas. Grandmother of Sandra STOVER (husband Bruce,) Steven LESTER (wife Lisa), Scott LESTER, Corey and Kayla CUMMINGS, and great grandmother of Brendan, Jordan, Spencer, Skyler, Tyler and Jaxson. Sister of Ernest HAMBLETON (wife Joyce) of Saint Thomas, Charles HAMBLETON of London, late Edna OWLES, late Margaret MacINTYRE and late Bruce HAMBLETON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be held on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Elgin Association for Community Living or the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
LESTER, Geoffrey Standish
On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in his 58th year. son of Terence James LESTER and Amy Jean LESTER (née BENNETT.) Beloved husband of Lynn JAMIESON. Devoted father of Amy and step-father to Matthew CLARK (Heidi) and Andrew CLARK (Susan). A Barrister and native son of Australia, Geoff is survived by his elder brother Richard LESTER (Lyn) and sister Alison MAIN (Geoff.) He will be fondly remembered by Marion JAMIESON, Judith SALLEY, Ruth JAMIESON, Bruce JAMIESON, and Nancy JAMIESON (Bruce ANDERSON.) He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews: Adrian, Stuart and Russell LESTER; Gillian and Pam SALLEY; Jean and Anna TAILOR/TAYLOR; Alexander JAMIESON; Kate PURCHASE and Molly ANDERSON and his step-grandchildren Ella CLARK and Spencer CLARK. Geoff possessed a brilliant mind, a ready wit and a buoyant sense of humour as well as a gift for Friendship. His family and his many Friends and colleagues feel his loss deeply. Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 555 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. Private cremation. Arrangements in the care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Condolences/donations/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-13 published
GAJDOS, Helen (née ROTH)
Peacefully in Montreal on Wednesday May 11, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Zoltan. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Dr. Eva KLEIN and Professor Leonard WAVERMAN, Dr. Tom and Cathy GAYDOS. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Emma and Ernest DUBY, the late Rose and the late Max LESTER, the late Lily and the late Jack GOLTZMAN, the late Leon and the late Edith ROTH, the late Lilka and the late Max NAPARSTEK, the late Pearl and the late Carol SCHENK. Sister-in-law of Emery and the late Yanka GAJDOS. Cherished grandmother of Laura, and Jordan KLEIN, Maya, and Dana GAYDOS. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Saint Mary's Hospital for their exceptional care, compassion and dedication. A special thank you to Karyn John for her devotion. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal on Friday May 13 at 2: 30 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva at Ruby Foos Hotel, 7655 Decairie Blvd., Montreal, daily from 2: 00 to 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Emunah Women in Montreal, 514-485-2539.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-15 published
HARBRON, Sheila Elizabeth (née LESTER) B.A., B.Ed., U.E.
On Saturday, December 3 at Central Park Lodge Westside in Etobicoke, at the age of 79, after a long illness. Beloved wife of 55 years of John, sister of Richard LESTER of West Vancouver, dearly loved mother of Patrick of Kinderhook, New York Christopher of Regina, and Ann of Toronto, and grandmother of Katie and Jessie of Regina. Sister-in-law to the late Janet BRAIDE, and to Florence KRISTJANSON and Lillian P. DYSON- BABCOCK. Mother-in-law to Dana SPOT and John WESTHEUSER. Among Sheila's ancestors are John Pritchard (one of the original settlers of Rupert's Land, an area encompassing most of what later became Western Canada), Egerton Ryerson, a United Empire Loyalist and a leading figure in 19th-century Ontario education and politics, and Elizabeth Matheson, one of the first female doctors in Canada. Sheila lived a full and active life, and made many contributions to her community. Born in Toronto on November 29, 1926, and raised in that city, she attended Oakwood Collegiate and graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1948. She married John Davison HARBRON on September 20, 1950 and devoted much of her energies over the next three decades to being a devoted wife and mother. She was the first social convener of the newly founded Victoria Symphony Orchestra in 1952, and was a scriptwriter for radio station CJVI in Victoria in 1952-53. The couple moved to Toronto in 1953. In the early 1970s, while still raising her family, Sheila began working as a substitute teacher. She returned to university part-time and earned her B.Ed. from the University of Toronto in 1976, and spent the next 20 years as a much-in-demand substitute teacher at Etobicoke high schools. Sheila was president of the Etobicoke branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women in 1966-67, and president of the Governor Simcoe branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada from 1989-92. She was a member of the Ryerse-Ryerson Family Association, produced a family tree of Ryerson descendants in 1983, and was given a Volunteer Service Award by the government of Ontario in 1998 for her work with the United Empire Loyalists. Sheila was also an active member of St. George's Church-on-the Hill in Etobicoke, including serving as editor of the church newsletter The Lance from 1989-92. Sheila will be profoundly missed by her family and her many lifelong Friends. The family would like to convey their deepest gratitude to Sheila's caregivers and to Dr. Sam GREENSPAN at Central Park Lodge Westside, and all who have supported us through her long illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. The memorial and celebration of Sheila's life will be held at St. George's Church on-the-Hill on Thursday. December 22, at 11 a.m. Interment, to be attended by the immediate family, will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at 2 p.m.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-31 published
LESTER, Murray David (November 27, 1925-December 24, 2005)
Passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 80, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Murray will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 50 years, Dr. Eva P. LESTER, his three children, Kenneth (Trudy,) Jason and Nina (Larry LOWENSTEIN,) and his six grandchildren, Allison, Devin, Nicholas, Julie, Maya and Anna Lisa. He is also survived by his sisters Celia and Evelyn of California, Natalie of Nevada, brothers Melvin of New Jersey and Eddie of California, and numerous nephews and nieces. Murray was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of six siblings. With great strength and determination, Murray overcame early adversities to become a successful professional in Montreal. A decorated veteran of World War 2 and the Korean conflict, Murray was awarded an appointment at West Point and achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army. After leaving the service, he used the G.I. Bill to attend and graduate from Cornell University in 1949 with a degree in civil engineering. His first job as an engineer was in Buffalo, New York, where he met and married Eva PAPAMATHEAKI who was then a medical resident in psychiatry on a Fullbright Scholarship. In 1956, shortly after the birth of their first child, Kenneth, they moved to Montreal, where Murray had accepted a position at Alcan Aluminum Inc. Montreal became Murray and Eva's home and the birthplace of their other children, Jason and Nina. Murray worked at Alcan Aluminum Inc. for close to 30 years. His expertise in the production of energy for the smelting of aluminum took him to Alcan's operations throughout the world. He rose to Vice-President, Energy, at Alcan and he also served a term as Chair of the World Energy Congress. Upon retirement from Alcan in 1985, Murray transformed his longstanding fascination with the stock market and investing into his next career as an investment counsellor. This became his true passion. In 1992, he was joined by his son, Kenneth. As business partners over the succeeding 14 years, Murray and Ken built Murray Lester Investment Counsel into a trusted and successful investment firm. In 1989, Murray was appointed Adjunct Professor at McGill University teaching Applied Investments. When Ken, whose degrees are in History and Education, joined Murray he was also appointed Adjunct Professor and continues to teach the course. Murray was an avid sportsman and fan. Tennis was his favorite and he continued to play until his last month. He had numerous other interests including chess, bridge, jazz, Humphrey Bogart films and, of course, the stock market. His sharp intellect and vibrant sense of humour were always appreciated by his family, business associates, and a wide circle of Friends. He was a caring and devoted husband, father, brother and friend. He also took enormous pride in Eva's accomplishments as a psychoanalyst of international renown. A private family service was recently observed, with a memorial luncheon gathering celebrating his life to be held on Friday, January 27. More details to be announced. In lieu of flowers or donations, Murray would have encouraged Friends and acquaintances to make a contribution to a child or grandchild's Registered Education Savings Plan.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
GREGORY, Ivy Ann
Died peacefully, at Mississauga Hospital on Monday, February 7th, 2005. She was the wife of the late Wilfred G. GREGORY and the mother of Barry G. GREGORY. Mrs. GREGORY was the last of the original Ostler Family who came to Canada from Hull, England and was a long-time member of Runnymede United Church. She was loved aunt, great-aunt and dear friend of three generations of the Bagshaws, four generations of the Carter Family along with the Craig, Faulkner, Griffin, Grunsten, Jones, Lees, Lint, Martin, Miller, Mofitt, Rowney and Whiteside Families. Special thanks go to Dr. Muriel HENDERSON, Reverend Linda LEVINE, and the Red Cross Home Care staff: Inka, Judy, Miriam and Maysel, along with Ms. M. LESTER of the Community Care Access Centre. She was a former employee of Eclipse Pen and Pencil Co. and the Toronto Board of Education. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday, February 10, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service will be held at Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road, on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. with interment at Nashville Cemetery.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
LAZER, Max
On Monday, April 11, 2005. Beloved husband of Mary MAIDENBERG, the late Rose LAZER and the late Anne LAZER. Loving father of Bess and Harold BIRSTOCK, Faygie WHITE/WHYTE and Elly and Spencer BLACK. Step-father to Bob (Jan) MAIDENBERG. Cherished grandfather of Karren (Michael) GLASER, Larry (Alex) BIRSTOCK, Joel LESTER, Dr. Michael (Eva) LESTER, Dr. Mark (Susan) BLACK, Dr. Jason (Dorit) BLACK, and Rachel (Blair) BROWN. Proud great-grandfather of eight. He will be sadly missed by all his family and Friends. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m., at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill. Interment at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Sunnyside section. Shiva at 37 Hammerstone Cres., Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
EARLE, Kathy Lynn
At home after a brave battle with cancer on Monday, May 9, 2005 at the age of 39 in Mississauga. Loving daughter of Eleanor EARLE and the late Maxwell EARLE. Mother of Tiffany and dear friend of Allan LESTER and Larry COX. Survived by her sisters Debbie TSOTSOS (Bill), Maxine TERZIS (Chris), Cindy CATENA (Brian) and brother Kevin. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many caring Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas) in Oakville, 905-257-8822 on Tuesday, May 10 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Community Care Access Centre of Peel.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-17 published
CORRY, Annabelle " Anne"
After a stay at Afton Park Place Nursing Home in Sarnia, Annabelle (Anne) CORRY, formerly of Toronto, at age of 75. Miss CORRY is survived by her sister-in-law Joyce CORRY of Sarnia. Dear aunt to Paul and Sharon of Sarnia, Peter of Sarnia, Joseph and Judi of Barrie, Nancy and Douglas LESTER of Corunna, John and Kathy of Strathroy, Matthew of Sarnia and Mark of London. Miss CORRY also leaves behind great-nieces and nephew, Sean, Caitlin, Nicole, Renee, Meghan, Corry, Alexandra and Samantha. Predeceased by parents John and Josephine, brothers John and Robert, sister-in-law Irene and great-nephew John (1966.) Miss CORRY also leaves behind longtime Friends: Jane, Melissa, Holly and her husband Tommy, Sylvia and her husband Jack, Donna, Carmen, Rose and Tony and his wife Frances. Miss CORRY was an employee of the Bank of Montreal at Yonge and Queen in Toronto. Anne was also a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Leslie Street, Toronto. At Miss CORRY's request, there will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Street, Sarnia on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 9: 00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society or Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, (519) 542-5541. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
GROSS, Edith (née LESTER)
Of Yarmouthport, Ma. On November 30, 2005 at the age of 74. Loving wife of Charles K. GROSS, mother of Kevin H. GROSS and Susan B. NIGER and her husband Vinnie. Sister of William R. LESTER and his wife Denyse, also survived by two grandchildren Victoria and Amanda. Service was held Saturday December 3, 2005.

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LESZCZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-11 published
Saul LESZCZ
By Molyn LESZCZ and Benjamin LESZCZ, Monday, April 11, 2005, Page A14
Grandfather, grocer. Born July 18, 1912, in Warsaw, Poland. Died January 9, in Winnipeg, of congestive heart failure, aged 92.
When Saul died, his family felt grief but little grievance. Saul, usually identified by a single name, Zaide, was in many ways the universal grandfather: wise, loving, heroic, humorous, generous, stubborn and a little flirtatious.
Saul was born into a large, religious Jewish family. Among the youngest and most modern of his siblings, and the only male without a beard, Saul made an excellent living as a glass cutter. He was an ardent Zionist, active in the Shomer Hatzair and instrumental in helping many Jews escape from Europe to what was then Palestine. Saul recognized the disaster that would befall European Jewry and he escaped Poland before the closing of the Warsaw Ghetto. He urged his family to join him, but they refused. Saul regretted their decision every day of his life.
Saul fled with his first wife, Esther, and their five-year-old son, Hymie, to Central Asia, before being pushed to a Siberian labour camp. They had escaped the Nazis, but not the hunger, illness and freezing cold that would overwhelm Esther in 1944, leaving Saul to care for Hymie; they established an enduring bond.
After the war, while unsuccessfully searching for family survivors, Saul met Clara SIMCES in a refugee camp. They had a brief courtship and emigrated to Ecuador, where Saul had family. Saul, Clara, Hymie and their new daughter, Eva, made a comfortable life in Quito for three years. In 1950, they left for Winnipeg in pursuit of a more vibrant Jewish community and reunion with Clara's surviving family.
By this time, Saul was fluent in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, German, Russian and Spanish. English, however, was a new and difficult challenge. Winnipeg was unwelcoming for a man who refused to work on the Sabbath, and, after being let go from a glass manufacturer for that reason, Saul sought out independence and took over a small store, Touraine Grocery. Ultimately, Saul conceded to his insistent customers and began working Saturdays.
Economic stability was followed by the birth of a third child, Molyn. The business expanded to the larger S and L Food Market, which Saul and Clara ran from 1956 until their retirement in 1977. Throughout, Saul felt that running a grocery store was more than a business; it was a social responsibility. Saul knew hunger well, and many customers relied on him for sustenance between paydays. One afternoon, Saul caught a boy stealing a Popsicle, the evidence leaking through the shoplifter's pants. Saul said, "I know you've stolen a Popsicle. If you are hungry ask me for food, but don't steal." Saul sent him home with an apple.
Saul led an organization of Jewish storekeepers in Winnipeg, the Associated Retail Grocers, and he cherished the plaque he received acknowledging his "commitment to the betterment of his fellow grocers." He was a compelling orator, a skill he honed as the chairman of the Winnipeg Holocaust Remembrance Committee. He was president of the H. Levick Lodge of B'nai Brith, and he was a founding member of the Beth Israel Congregation, raising funds for the building of the synagogue even before he owned a home.
Saul endured perhaps his harshest loss when Clara died in 1994. That he thrived for the past 10 years while achingly missing her is testament to his commitment to "choose life," and to the devotion of his children and grandchildren.
When Molyn was an adolescent, he suggested simplifying the spelling of the family name. Saul responded, " LESZCZ was good enough for my father. It has been good enough for me. I expect that it will be good enough for you."
Molyn is Saul's youngest son; Benjamin is Saul's grand_son.

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

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LESZCZUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
CORNACCHIA, " Jake" Giaocchino
Born in Foggia, Puglia, Italy, on June 4, 1957 to his loving parents Francesco and Teresa (MORRA) CORNACCHIA. Entered into rest at Toronto on Wednesday, July 6, 2005. Jake, dear husband of Susan (Leszczuk) CORNACCHIA. Cherished father of Jake and Jamie. Brother of Philomena (Carmelo) SANTOCONO, Antonietta (Frank) FABBRO, Pasquale (Franca) CORNACCHIA, Angelina (Bruno) PERCIBALLI, Rocco (Gina) CORNACCHIA, Ralph (Tina) CORNACCHIA, and Joe CORNACCHIA. Son-in-law of Walter and Mary LESZCZUK. Brother-in-law of Diane (George) STAHL, Jerry (Ophelia) LESZCZUK, and Helen LESZCZUK. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block east of Donlands Subway), from 5-9 p.m. Friday. Mass of the Resurrection will be held in St. Catherine of Siena Church (1099 Danforth Ave.), on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Ten Thirty O'Clock. Final resting place Highland Memory Gardens. "Peace, Perfect Peace"

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