MAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
MacKIE, Annie (MAN)
Remembering a dear Mother, Nana and Great-Grandma, who died March 5th, 2004. She will always be missed but is now happily reunited with her beloved Tommy.
"dancing together again"
Always loved, Gwen, David, Michael, Dianne, Tony, Emily and Lucy.

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MAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
LOPES, Vera Camilla (GONSALVES)
After a long and courageous fight, Vera LOPES (GONSALVES) in her 90th year has been granted her wings and has taken her heavenly flight. Beloved mother of Barbara MAN- SON- HING (Tony,) Carol CHUNG, Joseph LOPES (Mariantoinetta), Alice LOPES, John LOPES (Sharon) and the late Frankie LOPES; grandmother of Fr. Tony, Paul (Jack) and Peter MAN- SON- HING, Barry-John (Diane,) Karen and Robert (Marcia) Chung, Angela (Junior) KNIGHT, Priscilla and Justin LOPES; great-grandmother of Krystal and Nicholas CHUNG Nkeka, Jenéa and Jelani KNIGHT; and, beloved aunt of Yvonne SADLER and Noreen GOMES. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church (796 Eyer Drive, Pickering). Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to offer sincere thanks and appreciation to all those involved in her care: caregivers, nurses, Friends and volunteers. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or to Guyana Christian Charities would be much appreciated.

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MANACKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
SINCLAIR, Lorraine
Peacefully, on Monday, October 3, 2005 at the Peel Manor Nursing Home, Brampton. Lorraine, in her 91st year. Loving wife of Jack for 56 years. Caring mother of Patricia and her husband Dr. Len MANACKI. Beloved Nana of Jenna LORRAINE. Sadly missed by her nieces Pamela LAWTON and Patricia DODDS. As per family request, a private funeral service has taken place. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MANAGO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-16 published
NOLAN- MANAGO, Virginia Gayle (née BALFOUR)
Born June 6, 1918, died March 9, 2005. Pre-deceased by husbands, James NOLAN and Major MANAGO, son James Edward NOLAN, survived by daughter-in-law Coralie NOLAN, grand-daughters Jamie, Sandie HALL (Jeff,) Darcia and great-granddaughter, Chanelle; daughter, Margaret Ann ROBINSON (Peter,) grandchildren Christopher, Shannon, Leigh MANSON (Jack,) and great-grand_sons Alexander and Thomas brother, Jack BALFOUR, sisters Agnes and Shirley, good friend Kathleen RINGHAM. No service or flowers by request, donations to charity of choice.

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MANAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-11 published
ROBINSON, Donna Jane
Passed away at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, on Saturday, April 9, 2005. Beloved wife and soulmate of Justice John E.C. ROBINSON. Loving and loved mother of Susan ROBINSON (Paul RUTHERFORD) of Toronto, Catharine McDAYTER (Dr. Mark McDAYTER) of Toronto and John W.K. ROBINSON (Marion ROBINSON) of Stratford. Dear Nana to Anne, Nicole, Iris, Jack and Helen. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary THOMAS of Burlington and Mary Pat MANAHAN (Jack MANAHAN) of Bobcaygeon. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Private interment at Woodland Cemetery.

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MANAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
PEDEN, Peggy " Margaret" (née MANAHAN)
A longtime resident of Saints Peter and Paul Seniors Residence, passed away on May 4, 2005. She is recently predeceased by her best friend and husband John. She is survived by her sister Marjorie VICTOR and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. She is predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. Peggy was born in Fort William, Ontario, on December 13, 1913. Friends and family may call at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. East (just west of Kingston Rd.), West Hill, 416-281-6800, for visitation on Friday, May 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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MANAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
MANAHAN, Charles Andrew Jr.
The family of Charles announces his peaceful passing at his home on Friday November 18, 2005. Charles will be greatly missed by Irene, his loving companion and wife of over 48 years. Beloved father of Andy (Donna), Torsten, and Oliver (Lisa). Cherished Opa of Natalie and Ryan, and Nicole. He is the youngest of nine children: missed by Loretta, Nellie, Olive and Celia, and predeceased by Marguerite, Mabel, Isabel and Alice. Family and Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 3817 Lawrence Ave. E. (east of Scarborough Golf Club Rd.). If desired, donations to St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Flowers are a token of Friendship, love and remembrance... so Charles wishes that you give flowers freely to those you love.

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MANALO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
KELLY, Violet (née MANOU)
Suddenly, in her sleep on Monday, March 14, 2005 at age 76. Predeceased by her husband Philip. Loving mother to Michael and his wife Sonia, and Sandra and her husband Glen JOHNSON. Proud grandmother to Taryn and Tate. Survived by her brother George MANOU and sisters Mary KIZOFF and Frances ANASTAS. Predeceased by her brother Alec MANOU. The family wish to express their appreciation to Edenia DE LE VENA and Lina MANALO as well as the staff at Leisure World Nursing Home. 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 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment York Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, M4P 2C9.

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MANAREY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-04-22 published
MANAREY, Gordon
In his 89th year passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, on Sunday, April 17th, 2005. Predeceased by his loving wife Hettie. Deeply loved and sadly missed by son Dennis (Helen) of St. Pauls, daughter Diane BELL (Rob) of Udney, and grand_sons John BELL and the late Brad MANAREY, and also by his cousins and in-laws. Long time employee of John Inglis and the Co-operators. Was a strong supporter of the Credit Union movement in Ontario, and in 1960, founded the Collingwood Community Credit Union. Will be fondly remembered by his many Friends, neighbours, square dance partners, seniors slow pitch teammates, and 5 pin bowling buddies. A celebration of his life was held in the chapel of the Scarborough Funeral Centre (416) 289-2558, on Thursday, April 21st, 2005 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sunnybrook Critical Care Unit would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Staff of the Critical Care Unit and floor C-4 at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre for their compassionate care.
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MANAREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-19 published
MANAREY, Gordon
In his 89th year, passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto on Sunday, April 17th, 2005. Predeceased by his loving wife Hettie. Deeply loved and sadly missed by son Dennis (Helen) of St. Pauls, daughter Diane BELL (Rob) of Udney, and grand_sons John BELL and the late Brad MANAREY, and also by his cousins and in-laws. Long time employee of John Inglis and the Co-operators. Was a strong supporter of the Credit Union movement in Ontario, and in 1960, founded the Collingwood Community Credit Union. His many Friends, neighbours, square dance partners, seniors slow pitch teammates, and 5-pin bowling buddies can be received at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East, at Bellamy Road), 416-289-2558, on Wednesday, April 20th for visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Thursday, April 21st from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Celebration of his life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sunnybrook Critical Care Unit would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the Critical Care Unit and floor C-4 at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre for their compassionate care.

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MANARY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-29 published
MANNING, Robert James
Suddenly at his residence on Thursday, January 27, 2005. Robert James MANNING of Tillsonburg passed away in his 87th year. Mr. MANNING served in World War 2 (1941-45) with the First Special Service Force, known as the “Devil's Brigade”, an 1800 -- member of highly trained Canadian and American soldiers. Robert was the beloved son of the late Frank and Beulah (MANARY) MANNING. Loving husband of Isabella (SMITH) MANNING. Dear father of son James C. MANNING and wife Judy of Port Rowan, a daughter Marie MANNING of Tillsonburg, as well as the late Aubrey Wayne MANNING (1969,) survived by his daughter-in-law Beverly SULTON. Beloved grandfather of Mark TOTH, David and Laurie TOTH, Nicole TOTH, Tracy VEITCH and husband Jamie, Kim GADSON and husband Ken, Jamie MANNING and wife Denise, Heather LEVCHUK and husband Ted. Dear great-grandfather to Kaitland and Jessica VEITCH, Evelyn GADSON, Nakita BUENBRAZO, Aubrey Eric LEVCHUK, and Ainsley TOTH. Dear brother of Frank and Stewart MANNING, Dorthy WILLIAMS (late husband Albert,) and Violet McCLINTOCH and husband Lloyd as well as survived by a brothers-in-law Clayton FARRINGTON, and Floyd SCOTT, and a sister-in-law May MANNING. Predeceased by sisters Margaret COWAN, Isabel FERRINGTON, and Olive SCOTT, a brother Harry MANNING, and a brother-in-law Albert WILLIAMS. Mrs. MANNING and her family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion, Br. #153, Tillsonburg will conduct service Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Ostranders Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 31, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Gary SHUTTLEWORTH officiating. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to a charity of one's choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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MANARY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-04 published
KEAST, Ellen Marie (MANARY)
Mrs. Ellen Marie (MANARY) of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late George KEAST, and dear mother of the late Jack DIELEMAN and the late Jeanette DEES. Dear grandmother of Karen HAMILTON of Surrey, British Columbia, Craig DEES of Port Stanley, Jacqueline CADORETTE of Guelph and Lynn WALL of Aylmer. Also survived by 7 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister of Doris STALEY of Langton, and Jack and his wife June MANARY of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by a brother Mack MANARY. Also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Lovingly remembered by dear Friends Pat and her husband Paul BALLANTYNE and their children Krista, Jordan and Jeremy. Marie was born August 11, 1916 in Middleton Township the daughter of the late Harry and Nora MANARY. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Friday 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin Y.M.C.A. Childrens Programs or the charity of choice.

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MANAX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
YOUNG, Athena (MANAX)
In loving memory of a Dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Sister, Athena (MANAX,) who went to be with her Lord one year ago today, March 8, 2004.
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So He closed His arms around you
And whispered "Come to me"
You do not deserve what you went through
And so He gave yourest.
God's garden must be beautiful
For He only takes the best,
In time we saw you sinking
We watched you fade away.
Our hearts were almost broken.
You fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully from pain,
We could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
If you had spoken before you died
These are the words you'd have replied
"Weep not for me but courage take
And love one another for my sake."
Sadly missed by Bill, her husband of 60 years, daughters Athena (BILYEA,) Mary-Anne (HALL) and families.

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MANBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-16 published
PEARCE, Katherine Talbot (née FINCH- NOYES)
Passed away at Saint John's, Newfoundland, on July 11, 2005, aged 94 years. Predeceased by husband E.B. (Bill) PEARCE; sisters: Esther MANBERT and Anne (Tig) LEFEBVRE and brother Ted FINCH- NOYES. Leaving to mourn son Edward GRENVILLE (Ted) of Toronto; daughter Harriet Anne (Keith) MERCER; grandchildren: Kimberly Anne PEARCE, Lesley MERCER and Nick MERCER; great-grandchildren: Aidan and Madeleine PEARCE- HARDACRE. Private Interment has taken place. A memorial service took place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. No flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation. A special thanks to Edwina Kirkland and staff at Elizabeth Towers Assisted Living for years of kindness and to the caring staff of the Miller Centre, 3rd South B. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com

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MANCARI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
MANCARI, Francesca
Peacefully at her residence on Sunday, March 6, 2005 surrounded by her family, Francesca MANCARI in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Francesco MANCARI (1994.) Dear mother of John MANCARI, Gabriel MANCARI and his wife Christine, Dina and her husband Frank GALLACE. Predeceased by her son Girolamo MANCARI (2000) and her daughter Barbara Mancari ALBERTO (1985.) Dear grandmother of Ralph, Michele, Robert, Julie, Adolf, Richard, Nicole, Michael, Andrea, David, Tina, Steven and Mark. Dear great-grandmother of 9 great-grandchildren. Survived by Friends and relatives in New York and Filadelfia, Italy. Friends will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 345 Lyle Street on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum - St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Mary's Church Orphanage Fund would be appreciated.

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MANCARI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-27 published
DAWDY, Donald Blair
Passed away peacefully on a beautiful sunny day in Stuart, Florida, April 20th, 2005 in his 75th year with family at his side. Loving husband of Dorothy DAWDY (née MANCARI) of nine years, and predeceased by Margaret DAWDY (née GLENN) wife of thirty-four years. Beloved father of Doug and his wife Louise and John and his wife Linda. Dearest grandfather of John, Matthew, Andrew, Patrick and Alec, Craig and Erin. Dear brother of Robert DAWDY and his wife Jacqueline and nephew of Edie DAWDY, Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Born in Saint Thomas, Ontario to the late Percy and Margaret (BLAIR) DAWDY. Don attended Queens University, Kingston, after which he worked for City Services Oil before a career in real estate with Don Dawdy Real Estate and later as proprietor of Forget Me Not Antiques in London. Don will be sadly missed by family and Friends in the London area, Saint Thomas, Turkey Point, Port Dover and Stuart, Florida. Memorial Service to be held at Williams Funeral Home, in Saint Thomas, Ontario, Friday, April 29, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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MANCARI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-17 published
MANCARI, A.A. Kelly
A.A. Kelly MANCARI, age 88, born in London, Ontario, on September 4, 1916, died at Saint Mary's with family by his side, on Friday, May 13th, 2005 at 8: 00 p.m. Devoted husband of the late Marg MANCARI for 59 years. Loving father to son, R. Kelly MANCARI, and daughter, H. Mercedes MANCARI of London. Dear grandfather to Travis, Tyla, and Andrea NIKOLAEW of London. Survived by brother John. Predeceased by brothers Thomas, Albert, Phillip, Cornelius, Larry, Joseph, Edward, and Frank. Kelly managed Arliss Shoe Stores from 1936-1958. At age 42, he became a financial advisor until his retirement from RBC Financial in 1988. Kelly was a longtime member of the Young Men's Christian Association, and the Buchan House, as well as a Senator at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. His passions were gardening, walking fast and golf! Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2005, from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford) followed by a memorial service and reception commencing at 5: 00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada

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MANCARI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
VANDERHOEK, Gerry Sr.
Peacefully at his home on Saturday June 11, 2005, Gerry VANDERHOEK Sr. in his 73rd year. Dear father of Bob, Debbie (Vince) MANCARI, Darlene (Don Rex) BRAITHWAITE, Diana (Rick) PITCHUCK, Denise (Steven) WARD and Gerry (Christine.) Dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren. Also survived by Shirley VANDERHOEK and Dad's loyalist friend "Cheers". Dear brother of Betty (Fred) HALLOWS of Ostrander. Predeceased by a brother Harry and a sister Corrie. Friends and family will be received at Saint Martins of Tours Church (corner of Cathcart and Duchess) London on Wednesday June 15, 2005 for a Memorial Mass at 12 p.m. with visitation 10 a.m., officiated by Father Fred HOWARD- SMITH. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road London, Ontario, N5V 3K5. Forest City Cremation Services. "May he soar with the angels"

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MANCARI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-09 published
MANCARI, Larry
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and papa, Larry MANCARI, who passed away 15 years ago today. No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts you are always there Time passes, but memories stay Quietly remembered every day. Loved always by wife Bea, children Vince, Brenda, David and their families.

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-20 published
LITTLEJOHN, Alexander "Alistair" Bayne Sinclair
At the Bobier Villa, Dutton on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Alexander (Alistair) Bayne Sinclair LITTLEJOHN of R.R.#2 Wallacetown in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (EVANS) LITTLEJOHN. Loving father of Susan and Paul DES ROSIERS of Birr, Donald and Jan LITTLEJOHN of R.R.#2 Wallacetown, Jamie and Stacie LITTLEJOHN of R.R.#2 Wallacetown, Mary Margaret CIPU of London, Niven and Linda LITTLEJOHN of R.R.#3 Dutton, Janet and Brian ADKIN of Guelph, David and Kim LITTLEJOHN of Georgetown, the late Alistair Jr. and Jackie LITTLEJOHN of Dutton, Tom and Cindy LITTLEJOHN of Saint Marys, Andrea and Jim BROWN of London, Robbie and Delia LITTLEJOHN of Strathroy. Loved grandfather of 36 and great-grandfather of 7. Brother of David LITTLEJOHN of Edmonton, Mary Gow of R.R.#1 Wallacetown, Grace and Robert ANDERSON of Connecticut and brother-in-law of David CAMPBELL of London. Predeceased by sisters Elizabeth ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Charlotte CAMPBELL, Margaret MANCHEE and Jean GROOME. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Friday 2-4 and 7-9. A memorial service will be held from Saint John's United Church Dutton on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. Donations to Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer would be appreciated. Cameron Lodge 232 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a service on Friday at 6: 30 p.m.

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-28 published
TOROKVEI, Thomas E.
Suddenly in the Bahamas on Febr uar y 24, 2005. Beloved husband of Cynthia (HAMILTON.) Dear father of Thomas Jr. and Kiki; cherished son of Alice and the late Evald TOROKVEI; much loved brother of Robert and Peter. Sadly missed by mother-in-law Betty HAMILTON, sisters-in-law Linda WINDELER, Jocelyn MANCHEE and Nancy TOROKVEI. Much loved Uncle and Great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview A venue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m.and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, To ronto, Ontario on March 3rd at one o'clock. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to North York General Hospital, Torokvei Foundation, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario M2K1E1, would be appreciated.

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
TOROKVEI, Thomas E.
Suddenly in the Bahamas on February 24, 2005. Beloved husband of Cynthia (HAMILTON.) Dear father of Thomas Jr. and Kiki; cherished son of Alice and the late Evald TOROKVEI; much loved brother of Robert and Peeta. Sadly missed by mother-in-law Betty HAMILTON, sisters-in-law Linda WINDELER, Jocelyn MANCHEE and Nancy TOROKVEI. Much loved Uncle and Great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m.and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario on March 3rd at one o'clock. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to North York General Hospital, Torokvei Foundation, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E1, would be appreciated.

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
Burly doctor remembered for the size of his heart
Last Letters: A series of stories about correspondence from soldiers killed in the final days of the war
By Anthony REINHART, Thursday, May 5, 2005, Page A18
Victory in Europe was already in sight by the time Easter Sunday rolled around in 1945. But in the Pacific, a new horror made its debut that day, aboard a British carrier called Indefatigable.
It was April 1, 1945, and Alan VAUGHAN was right where he belonged in the sick bay, tending to the men he called "my boys" -- when a Japanese plane, carrying a 250-kilogram bomb and a suicidal pilot, came out of the clouds.
In a letter home to Toronto 14 months earlier, when he was still in Europe and kamikaze had yet to enter the layman's lexicon, the young doctor had reassured his mother that "we are amply equipped to finish off any fools who might try to attack us from the air."
But once the smoke cleared from the carrier's deck, 14 men lay dead, including the big, burly 29-year-old physician known as Doc VAUGHAN to the crew, and Beefy to his Friends.
"Apparently, there wasn't a mark on him," said his nephew and namesake, Alan MANCHEE of Toronto. "It was the concussion" of the blast that killed his uncle.
Similarly, Indefatigable, the first British ship to come under kamikaze attack, was relatively unscathed, with only a slight dip in its armoured flight deck.
Soon enough, the dent was smoothed over with concrete, but Doc VAUGHAN's death left a hole that took far longer to fill.
"I guess anyone who dies in combat has a certain amount of heroic quality," said Mr. MANCHEE, born nine years after his uncle's death, and raised amid his lingering legend. "But with him, he really seemed a larger-than-life character."
Before he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941, Alan VAUGHAN had distinguished himself not only as a medical student at the University of Toronto, but also as a gregarious and impulsive young man, with an iconoclast streak.
"He was a bit of a maverick," Mr. MANCHEE said, recalling tales of Uncle Alan driving to Muskoka, where the family had an island cottage, and swimming to it if there was no boat waiting for him.
The aspiring doctor raised his university tuition by creating and operating a summer camp for boys, on that same island.
Just before the war, while interning at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. VAUGHAN proposed to a woman as they rode in a car along University Avenue. When she turned him down, "he took the ring back and threw it out the window," his nephew said.
Overseas, similar antics and a deft bedside manner made an impression on the sailors and airmen around him. That much is clear from the vast collection of letters Mr. MANCHEE, 50, has been leafing through since his mother, the doctor's only sister, died last autumn.
Many were written by shipmates after the Indefatigable's captain put out a call for condolence letters from his 2,200-member crew, and was flooded with about 300 replies.
In one, an air gunner recounted a jungle-training trip ashore in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka,) for which Dr. VAUGHAN volunteered after an airman dropped out due to illness.
The letter-writer, surnamed Sage, was skeptical of an officer who would stoop to such gruelling duty. "The Doc, as I studied him, appeared comical and definitely out of place there," he wrote, describing "a large, perspiring, but very cheerful character with a soft Canadian drawl."
But when the Doc volunteered to cook and clean at the campsite, and managed to match the airmen's pace as well as their constant jibes, "this really gripped me," he wrote. "Doc's body may have been big, but his heart was surely bigger."
Another shipmate of lower rank wrote of going through a mental breakdown at sea, and that "after a few minutes with Doc VAUGHAN, I felt as though I were talking to my own brother."
These letters were forwarded to Dr. VAUGHAN's family in Toronto, who were deep in grief and exchanging their own poignant correspondence as the wider world celebrated victory in the war in Europe.
The eldest sibling, Bryan VAUGHAN, was in Toronto and unable to serve overseas, but sister Charmian (Mr. MANCHEE's mother) and brother Denny, the youngest, were in different parts of Europe.
Denny, a musician who went on to renown as a bandleader, heard the bad news first, then telegraphed home on April 14, 1945: "Dearest Mom and Dad. Don't know what to say or do. All my sympathies with you."
Charmian, in Italy working for the Red Cross, had heard only that her brother had died, and for several agonizing days, didn't know which one. On April 21, she sent this message home: "How is Mum. If necessary will try to get home immediately. All my love."
A week later, Bryan sent his sister the first of several dispatches that spring and summer, with updates on how their parents were coping.
"Sitting on that wide windowsill in the sun, Easter Sunday, you were thinking of us, as we were thinking of all of you, who are away from home," he wrote. "But much as each of us was in the others' thoughts, little did we dream what good old Al was up against."
Bryan went on to reveal his own burden, hinting at survivor's guilt weighed down by his dead brother's unrealized potential: "I'm almost ashamed to say it's been an inspiration," he wrote of Alan's death. "Now I feel I have to do the job of two, and what's more, have the power to do it. And I've pledged myself to try."
As a young man, weaned on epic tales of his uncle's exploits, Alan MANCHEE felt a similar obligation, and even tried to steer himself toward medical school.
"It was not the right thing to do," said Mr. MANCHEE, now a senior communications adviser for Hydro One, "but he was such an important person in my mother's life."
Such efforts have since given way to subtler forms of remembrance, most notably in Muskoka, at the family retreat. There, decades ago, Bryan VAUGHAN climbed the tallest tree and hung one of Doc VAUGHAN's jackets in it, and the ashes of several deceased family members have since been placed around it.
"Even today up there," Mr. MANCHEE said, "the children still call it 'Uncle Alan's tree.' "
In conjunction with the Dominion Institute and its Memory Project, we asked readers to submit the last letters of Canadians who died in the final months of the Second World War. This week, we have presented three of the soldiers' stories.

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-07 published
MANCHEE, Charles P.
Surrounded by his family, his devoted caregiver Sam BANARES and his beloved labrador Becky, Charlie died peacefully in Aurora on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 in his 85th year. The younger brother of the late Frank, Laurie and Ralph, Charlie's death spells the end of an era. He will be missed dearly by his wife of 58 years Jeanne 'Taffy', his children Michael (Carrie), Philip (Penny), Susan (David), Stephen and Jane (Joe), his grandchildren Neil, Ryan, Marc, Jesse, Kyle, Hailey, Stuart and Jaime, as well as his in-laws, stepfamilies and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was a Taurus and met life head on. He embraced his family, his years in the Navy, his business and his hobbies. His father was killed in an accident months before his birth, he lost his left eye as a child, and like so many others, he lived through the hardships of the Depression. He emerged with a strength of character and strong drive to succeed, coupled with devotion and a yearning to provide for his family. In World War 2, Charlie served his country in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in Halifax, Nova Scotia It was there he met his wife, Taffy Tate who was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force (Womens' Division). They married in 1947. His expediting skills honed in the Navy and his eye for quality, along with his integrity, honesty, business acumen and a natural sales ability were the foundation of his entrepreneurial talents. His career in women's fashion led to his position as Sales Manager for The Davis Tannery, which provided quality leather for the shoe, handbag and garment industries. Their location in Newmarket prompted Charlie and Taff to buck the trend, leaving Toronto for a farm near Stouffville in 1955. Their beloved Spinneybeck Farm spawned multiple Spinneys, from kennels to cottages to sailboats. In 1961, Charlie founded Spinneybeck Enterprises, a company that under his leadership, and subsequently under the leadership of his son Philip, became the leading North American importer of Italian calfskin for furniture, aircraft, and other applications. While sold in 1989, Spinneybeck continues to be a leader in leather marketing worldwide. The success of Spinneybeck afforded Charlie the wherewithal to pursue his charitable endeavors. The Manchee Foundation was initially created to further education in the arts and design fields and has since expanded to include support for health and medical institutions in Ontario. Charlie's business life came full circle in his 75th year with the reestablishment of Manchee Leisure Wear based at Point Manchee in Bala, Muskoka. Very few Muskoka boaters leave their docks without one of his laminated maps. 'Who else but Charlie would be selling fleece shirts out of the trunk of his car?'. Charlie MANCHEE - adventurer, avid sailor, enthusiastic skier, fisherman, world traveler, captain, commodore, cribbage player, chairman, mentor, friend - Dad was all of these things. Captured by his ever-present camera, Charlie has left us a lifetime of memories. A Service of Celebration will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Friday, October 14th at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Gathering of family and Friends at Spinneybeck Farm Saturday, October 15th from 2-8 p.m. Donations in Charlie's memory to the Alzheimer's Society, The Manchee Foundation or a charitable organization of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Condolences on-line available at www.humphreymiles.com

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-11 published
MANCHEE, Charles P.
Surrounded by his family, his devoted caregiver Sam Banares and his beloved labrador Becky, Charlie 'C.P.' died peacefully in Aurora on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 in his 85th year. The younger brother of the late Frank, Laurie and Ralph, Charlie's death spells the end of an era. He will be missed dearly by his wife of 58 years Jeanne 'Taffy', his children Michael (Carrie), Philip (Penny), Susan (David), Stephen and Jane (Joe), his grandchildren Neil, Ryan, Marc, Jesse, Kyle, Hailey, Stuart and Jaime, as well as his in-laws, stepfamilies and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was a Taurus and met life head on. He embraced his family, his years in the Navy, his business and his hobbies. His father was killed in an accident months before his birth, he lost his left eye as a child, and like so many others, he lived through the hardships of the Depression. He emerged with a strength of character and strong drive to succeed, coupled with devotion and a yearning to provide for his family. In World War 2, Charlie served his country in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was there he met his wife, Taffy Tate who was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force (Womens' Division). They married in 1947. His expediting skills honed in the Navy and his eye for quality, along with his integrity, honesty, business acumen and a natural sales ability were the foundation of his entrepreneurial talents. His career in women's fashion led to his position as Sales Manager for The Davis Tannery, which provided quality leather for the shoe, handbag and garment industries. Their location in Newmarket prompted Charlie and Taff to buck the trend, leaving Toronto for a farm near Stouffville in 1955. Their beloved Spinneybeck Farm spawned multiple Spinneys, from kennels to cottages to sailboats. In 1961, Charlie founded Spinneybeck Enterprises, a company that under his leadership, and subsequently under the leadership of his son Philip, became the leading North American importer of Italian calfskin for furniture, aircraft, and other applications. While sold in 1989, Spinneybeck continues to be a leader in leather marketing worldwide. The success of Spinneybeck afforded Charlie the wherewithal to pursue his charitable endeavors. The Manchee Foundation was initially created to further education in the arts and design fields and has since expanded to include support for health and medical institutions in Ontario. Charlie's business life came full circle in his 75th year with the reestablishment of Manchee Leisure Wear based at Point Manchee in Bala, Muskoka. Very few Muskoka boaters leave their docks without one of his laminated maps. 'Who else but Charlie would be selling fleece shirts out of the trunk of his car?'. Charlie MANCHEE - adventurer, avid sailor, enthusiastic skier, fisherman, world traveler, captain, commodore, cribbage player, chairman, mentor, friend - Dad was all of these things. Captured by his ever-present camera, Charlie has left us a lifetime of memories. A Service of Celebration will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Friday, October 14th at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Gathering of family and Friends at Spinneybeck Farm Saturday, October 15th from 2-8 p.m. Donations in Charlie's memory to the Alzheimer's Society, The Manchee Foundation or a charitable organization of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Condolences on-line available at www.humphreymiles.com

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
JUPP, Edward Ambrose, B.A., LLB, Q.C.
Husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and sailor. Born in Toronto, September 8, 1920, died at Sunnybrook Hospital on December 8, 2005. Survived by his wife of 54 years Evelyn, son William (daughter-in-law, Sharon MANCHEE,) daughter Margaret SCHULER and his granddaughter Katherine SCHULER. Brother to Allen (Ruth), Howard (the late Ruth), Donald (Georgina). Brother-in-law to Robert LAMB (Norma,) Benjamin (Joan,) John (Ann.) Uncle Ed to his many nephews and nieces, their husbands and wives and children. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue on Monday, December 12 at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4, the Yonge Street Mission, 270 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2G4, or Immanuel Baptist Church, 1100 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2J 2X4.

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-27 published
TOROKVEI, Thomas E.
Suddenly in the Bahamas on February 24, 2005. Beloved husband of Cynthia (HAMILTON.) Dear father of Thomas Jr. and Kiki; cherished son of Alice and the late Evald TOROKVEI; much loved brother of Robert and Peeta. Sadly missed by mother-in-law Betty HAMILTON, sisters-in-law Linda WINDELER, Jocelyn MANCHEE and Nancy TOROKVEI. Much loved Uncle and Great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario on March 3rd at one o'clock. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to North York General Hospital, Torokvei Foundation, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 1E1 would be appreciated.

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MANCHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-07 published
MANCHEE, Charles P.
Surrounded by his family, his devoted caregiver Sam BANARES and his beloved labrador Becky, Charlie "C.P." died peacefully in Aurora on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, in his 85th year. The younger brother of the late Frank, Laurie and Ralph, Charlie's death spells the end of an era. He will be missed dearly by his wife of 58 years Jeanne "Taffy", his children Michael (Carrie), Philip (Penny), Susan (David), Stephen and Jane (Joe), his grandchildren Neil, Ryan, Marc, Jesse, Kyle, Hailey, Stuart and Jaime, as well as his in-laws, stepfamilies and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was a Taurus and met life head on. He embraced his family, his years in the Navy, his business and his hobbies. His father was killed in an accident months before his birth, he lost his left eye as a child, and like so many others, he lived through the hardships of the Depression. He emerged with a strength of character and strong drive to succeed, coupled with devotion and a yearning to provide for his family. In World War 2, Charlie served his country in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in Halifax, Nova Scotia It was there he met his wife, Taffy Tate who was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force (Womens' Division). They married in 1947. His expediting skills honed in the Navy and his eye for quality, along with his integrity, honesty, business acumen and a natural sales ability were the foundation of his entrepreneurial talents. His career in women's fashion led to his position as Sales Manager for The Davis Tannery, which provided quality leather for the shoe, handbag and garment industries. Their location in Newmarket prompted Charlie and Taff to buck the trend, leaving Toronto for a farm near Stouffville in 1955. Their beloved Spinneybeck Farm spawned multiple Spinneys, from kennels to cottages to sailboats. In 1961, Charlie founded Spinneybeck Enterprises, a company that under his leadership, and subsequently under the leadership of his son Philip, became the leading North American importer of Italian calfskin for furniture, aircraft, and other applications. While sold in 1989, Spinneybeck continues to be a leader in leather marketing worldwide. The success of Spinneybeck afforded Charlie the wherewithal to pursue his charitable endeavors. The Manchee Foundation was initially created to further education in the arts and design fields and has since expanded to include support for health and medical institutions in Ontario. Charlie's business life came full circle in his 75th year with the reestablishment of Manchee Leisure Wear based at Point Manchee in Bala, Muskoka. Very few Muskoka boaters leave their docks without one of his laminated maps. "Who else but Charlie would be selling fleece shirts out of the trunk of his car?". Charlie MANCHEE - adventurer, avid sailor, enthusiastic skier, fisherman, world traveller, captain, commodore, cribbage player, chairman, mentor, friend - Dad was all of these things. Captured by his ever-present camera, Charlie has left us a lifetime of memories. A Service of Celebration will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Friday, October 14th at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Gathering of family and Friends at Spinneybeck Farm Saturday, October 15th from 2-8 p.m. Donations in Charlie's memory to the Alzheimer Society, The Manchee Foundation or a charitable organization of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Condolences on-line available at www.humphreymiles.com

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MANCHEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-02 published
THEISS, John
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, 2005. John THEISS of Aylmer in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Susan (SIENERTH) THEISS. Dear father to Marie DIGNAN and husband Dale of Ingersoll and Karen BENNER and husband Bill of Aylmer. Loving grandfather to Jason, Christal and Amanda DIGNAN, Jamie, Andrew and Cody BENNER and great grandfather to Max HO. Predeceased by brothers George and Henry THEISS. Born in Marienburg, Romania on October 6, 1924 son of the late George and Maria MANCHEN) THEISS. John came to Canada in 1949 and worked for Norm Brooks Moving. He was a member of Saint John's Lutheran Church and he raised budgie birds. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Thursday at 8: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church (Talbot Street West at Caverly Rd.) on Friday, March 4, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated.
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MANCHIP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
MANCHIP, Ada Cathelin (née COUCH)
Peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Saturday, March 12, 2005. Devoted and cherished friend of the late John (Jack) Sugden. Loving sister of Walter, Roy and the late Howard COUCH. Dear aunt of Donna, Anne, Bill, Warren, Glen, Barbara, Michael, Robert and Donald. Great-aunt to Allison, Alex, Meaghan, Paul and Christopher. Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Ogden Chapel. Interment in Queensville Cemetery at approximately 4 p.m.

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MANCHISI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
GALATI, Domenic
Embraced by God peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2005. Domenic GALATI, loving husband and best friend of Mary GALATI (née BERTUCCI.) Dear father of Mary and her husband Pat MANCHISI, Pat and his wife Franca, and Frank and his wife Graziella. Loving Nonno of Michael, Robert, Nicolas, Matthew and Olivia. Dear brother of Teresa DECARIA, Maria GALATI and the late Vincenzo and Vito. Domenic will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and many Friends. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday leaving the funeral home 9: 30 a.m. to All Saints Church, 1415 Royal York Rd. for Funeral Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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MANCHURAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
ALLAN, Louise (née MANCHURAK)
At the Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, August 20th, 2005. At Louise's request, cremation has taken place on Wednesday, August 24th and her cremated remains are entombed in Prospect Cemetery.

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MANCINELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
MANCINELLI, Silvia (née GALEOTA)
Passed away peacefully, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at the Etobicoke General Hospital. Loving wife of 40 years to Guido. Dear mother to Maria and her husband John, and Terry and his wife Terry. Doting Nonna to Matthew and Joshua. Cherished sister to Pina, Antonio, Felice, Leda, and their spouses. Every heart she touched is richer for the experience; she will be sadly missed. Visitation at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.), on Tuesday, November 15th 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, November 16th 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, November 17th at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 2547 Kipling Ave. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or Etobicoke General Hospital would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.

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MANCINELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
'Kind family' mourned at service
Mom, two kids and niece killed
Driving back from son's hockey game
By Peter EDWARDS, Staff Reporter
Hamilton -- Mourners filled the 800 seats in Saint Margaret Mary Church on Hamilton Mountain almost an hour before yesterday's funeral began for four family members killed in an accident on their way home from a hockey game.
There were an estimated 1,450 mourners by the time the service began for Vivian PORTO, 43; two of her children, Francesco, 13, and Azzadine, 10; and her niece, Emily PORTO, 10.
Some of the people who couldn't find a seat lined the walls of the Roman Catholic church for the two-hour service. Others listened through speakers in an adjoining church meeting room. A few who couldn't find room in the church stood outside in the rain.
Inside, members of the Hamilton Junior Bulldogs team stood as an honour guard, wearing white hockey jerseys with Francesco's Number 11 stitched on the left shoulder.
"This is a tragedy," Bishop Gerard BOURGIE told the congregation. "We cannot make sense of it. All we can do is trust in God and support one another."
Father William TRUSCZ noted that hundreds of Friends of the family have visited the PORTOs since the two-car accident last Thursday night on Highway 6, north of Highway 5, as the PORTOs returned from Francesco's AAA game in Guelph.
Police blamed bad weather for the accident. Some area residents have urged snow barriers be erected along a 24-kilometre stretch of Highway 6 between Highways 401 and 403 that has claimed at least 20 lives in the past 15 years.
"Your kind presence is a silent testimony that this kind family is being held in the community's embrace," TRUSCZ said, asking mourners to remember to continue to show their love for surviving PORTO family members.
Emily PORTO's aunt, Lisa ULRICH, recalled in a eulogy the 10-year-old's gentle, one-dimpled smile. "Her inclination was to heal hurt, never to inflict it," ULRICH said.
Family friend Joe MANCINELLI told the congregation he considered Vivian PORTO to be a "supermom" who worked at a family store in the daytime and spent her evenings helping her children with schoolwork or taking them to soccer or hockey games or family functions.
"She loved family and loved everything that family stood for," MANCINELLI said. "... She was devoted to her children's activities. Never missed a game and loved every minute of it."
MANCINELLI recalled Francesco as an honours student with a special ability in math, and a love of soccer as well as hockey. Azzadine had an uncanny resemblance to her mother, both physically and in spirit, MANCINELLI said. "She was a determined young lady, with bright eyes and an angelic smile," MANCINELLI told the congregation.
Vivian PORTO and her high-school sweetheart, Sam PORTO, also had two older teenaged boys, both also members of the Junior Bulldogs organization. Sam PORTO is a manager with the Bulldogs.
Emily PORTO had a 3-year-old brother, Gabriel.
MANCINELLI, who knew Vivian PORTO for more than three decades, told the church service he was sure she could appreciate the outpouring of support. However, he said she would urge her Friends and family to go on enjoying life.
"I think that she would say, 'That's enough (grieving) now. We're all in heaven.'"

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