MATTHEWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
BUSH, Keith William
Passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, May 1, 2005, in his 62nd year. Loving husband of Reverend Gail CONRICK of Smithfield. Loving father of Kathleen BUSH and David FALLOWS and Emily BUSH all of Toronto and step-father of Victoria RUSSELL and Wayne of Toronto, Emily SCHAAFSMA and Richard of Brockville and Grant PILON and Samantha of Sudbury. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer, Hannah and Benjamin. Survived by his sisters Pam MATTHEWSON and Brian, Jane CORBEIL and Marcel and Caroline WATSON and Billy. Keith will be remembered by his niece, nephews and many Friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home - West Chapel, 170 Dundas St. West, Trenton. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Smithfield United Church on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Tom WALTON officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Smithfield Christian Community Church c/o Michael Haines would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and guest book at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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MATTHYNSSENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
MATTHYNSSENS, Blanche (formerly VERSTRAETEN)
Blanche (VERSTRAETEN) MATTHYNSSENS (Delhi) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in her 94th year. Blanche was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 17th, 1911. She was a member of the Saint Mary's Church, the C.W.L., Tillsonburg, and Sacred Heart Church, Langton and also a member of the Delhi Belgian Club. Together with her husband Albert, she farmed tobacco for several years at R.R.#1 Delhi.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of: Diana and Noël GHESQUIERE, Tillsonburg; Anita and Dr. David HILLNER, Tillsonburg and Ginny VERSTRAETEN, South River. Blanche was proud to be called "Meme" by her grandchildren Dan and Liz VERSTRAETEN, Marc VERSTRAETEN and Liz, Linda and Gary MATTAN, Wendy and David HOLMES, Michael and Deana GHESQUIERE, Marc and Jennifer HILLNER, Bonnie and Billy GAGNON and Tammy GODDEN and Roger. Also survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Abel VAN DE VYVER and Clementina BLANCQUAERT and by her first husband Roger VERSTRAETEN (1945,) her second husband Albert MATTHYNSSENS (1990) and recently by her son Marcel VERSTRAETEN (February 4, 2005); she was also predeceased by her four sisters: Aline (Jean) VAN DEN BROECK, Yvonne (Albert) MICHIELSON, Margaret (Philemon) BOEL, Elza (Albert) BRAECKE and a niece Rosita VERBOVEN. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the family on Tuesday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). C.W.L. Prayers are Tuesday at 4 p.m. Parish Prayers are Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11: 30 p.m. at the Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison Street West, Tillsonburg by Reverend Father Michael LANGAN. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque) payable to the "Heart and Stroke Foundation" or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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MATTHYS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-10 published
SULLIVAN, Ronald " Ron"
Suddenly, at home, on July 8, 2005, Mr. Ronald "Ron" SULLIVAN, of London, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of the late Pat SULLIVAN (2003.) Loving father of Cathy and Ron MATTHYS, Rick and Judy, Ken and Kim and Jim and Priscilla SULLIVAN. Cherished Grandad to Brooke, Arden, Cory, Cody, Conor, Nathan and Logan. Visitation will be held on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MATTICE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-11-18 published
MATTICE, Peter John
Passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at his home in Collingwood surrounded by his family. Peter, son of George and Pearl MATTICE. Loving husband of Marlene MATTICE (née NOBES.) Beloved father of Carol (Jony) MYERS, John MATTICE, Jeffery MATTICE and Peter MATTICE. Cherished grandfather of Mindy MATTICE, Jennifer MYERS, Larry MATTICE, Jimmy MYERS, Aaron MATTICE, Riley MATTICE and Mackenzie MATTICE Dear brother of Ron and Jim MATTICE. Peter is predeceased by his son Peter, grand_son Andrew and siblings Sally, Don and Dave. Friends visited the Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, on Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Friday, November 18, 2005 in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Interment All Saints' Anglican Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Mr MATTICE's memory. Friends may leave condolences for the family on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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MATTIKA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-07 published
CRAWFORD, Minerva (née RANTALA)
Of R.R.#2 Tiverton, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre Kincardine, on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Whitney, dear mother of Brent, of Tiverton and Heather and her husband, Dennis RUTHVEN, of R.R.#1 Tiverton and grandmother of Jason, Erin, Adam, Mark and Rachael. Predeceased by a son, Roderick and a daughter, Kathy. Survived by a sister, Onni MATTIKA and a brother, Pentti STROPP and his wife, Rosemary. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home Kincardine, on Friday, January 7th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Tiverton, on Saturday, January 8th, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Tiverton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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MATTINA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
McGUIRE, Donald Gerald
Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, Donald passed away on May 2nd, 2005. Beloved husband of Jean, his wife for 52 years. Mourned by their children Mike, Dan (Ramona), Glenn (Kathy) and Erin (Mike MATTINA) and his eight grandchildren David, Christopher, Nicholas, Gregory, Marissa, Matthew, Sarah and Hayley. He is also survived by his sister Geraldine McGUIRE and his foster family, the Robertsons - Wally, Joan, Helen, Bob, Peter, Mary and Margaret. Predeceased by his parents David and Beatrice McGUIRE as well as foster parents Jim and Mary ROBERTSON, brothers Jim, Jack and sister Glenda. He loved his families but God chose to call him now to a better place and so he goes. May our beloved Father take him to His arms and treasure him. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 181 Sewell Dr., Oakville.

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MATTIOLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
GENTILI, Flora Alberta (née MATTIOLI)
Peacefully at Westburn Manor, on Thursday, April 21, 2005 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Nino. Loving mother of Victor and his wife Maria, Luciano and his wife Dianne, and Luciana and her husband Dave. Dear grandmother of Stephanie and her husband Salvador, Daniel, Alexandra, Brendan, Madelyn and Nicholas. Sister of Ada, Renza, Galliano, Coriano and Bruno all of Italy. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 from St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Drive (at Tomken), Mississauga at 10 a.m. Entombment Glendale Mausoleum. For those who wish donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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MATTIOLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
GENTILI, Flora Alberta (née MATTIOLI)
Peacefully, at Westburn Manor, on Thursday, April 21, 2005, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Nino. Loving mother of Victor and his wife Maria, Luciano and his wife Dianne, and Luciana and her husband Dave. Dear grandmother of Stephanie and her husband Salvador, Daniel, Alexandra, Brendan, Madelyn, and Nicholas. Sister of Ada, Renza, Galliano, Coriano, and Bruno, all of Italy. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 from St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Drive (at Tomken), Mississauga, at 10 a.m. Entombment Glendale Mausoleum. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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MATTIOLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
DUKOVAC, Jean Mackie (née McGEE)
With her daughters by her side on Sunday, October 23rd, 2005 at Scarborough Grace Hospital, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Mato. Survived by her loving daughters Jeanette and her husband Claude MATTIOLI, Kathryn and her husband Bruce BOYDEN loving grandmother to Amanda, Matthew, Zachary, Benjamin and Maximilian. Beloved Auntie, Nana and friend. A special thank you to Irene for all her loving care. Auntie will be sorely missed by the McGee and Bryne families. Friends and family may call at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (416-267-8229) on Friday, October 28th, 2005 from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. A celebration of Jean's life will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2005 in the chapel at 10: 30 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jean's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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MATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-13 published
MATTON, Leo
In loving memory of my husband, Leo, who passed away December 13, 2003. Your gentle heart and your gentle touch, We miss you dear, so very much. You taught us all how to pray, In your own and very special way. Our prayers are with you in God's place, You and only you are our ace. Lonely without you, Evelyn and Family.

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MATTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-29 published
MALEK, Walter Ray
Walter Ray MALEK died suddenly at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the age of 82, after a brief illness. Loving husband of Ethel PENICK of LeisureWorld Muskoka, Gravenhurst. Predeceased by his first wife Helen Ann (née TIMBECK) formerly of London, Ontario. Father of Phyllis MALEK, Susan DILL, Linda MATTSON, Constance McKAY and Bradley MALEK. Predeceased by his daughter Judy May MacDONALD. Grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 6. In accordance with Mr. MALEK's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebeidge, Ontario. (www.reynoldsfuneral.com)

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MATTUCCI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
MATTUCCI, Grace Terez (née KOHN)
Surrounded by her family at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the age of 70 years. Grace, beloved wife of Pierino and daughter of Frigyes KOMAROMI. Loving mother of Nick and his wife Ivana of Toronto and Joanne and her husband Gianfranco LUCIANI of Brampton. Cherished Nonna of Daniella, Pierino, Bianca, Stefania, and Marcello. Dear sister of Eva KOSA of Mississauga. Special thanks to doctors, nurses and staff of 4B at the Brampton Hospital for their wonderful care and support. The family will receive Friends at Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Monday, December 12, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 66A Main St. South, Brampton for Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment Glendale Memorial Gardens. In memory of Grace, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Sign a book of conolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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MATUCCI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
MATUCCI, Grace Terez (née KOHN)
Surrounded by her family at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the age of 70 years. Grace, beloved wife of Pierino and daughter of Frigyes KOMAROMI. Loving mother of Nick and his wife Ivana of Toronto and Joanne and her husband Gianfranco LUCIANI of Brampton. Cherished Nonna of Daniella, Pierino, Bianca, Stefania, and Marcello. Dear sister of Eva KOSA of Mississauga. Special thanks to doctors, nurses and staff of 4B at the Brampton Hospital for their wonderful care and support. The family will receive Friends at Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N. "Brampton Chapel" 905-451-1100 on Monday, December 12, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at Saint Mary's Church, 66A Main St. South, Brampton for Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment Glendale Memorial Gardens. In memory of Grace, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Sign a book of conolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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MATULEWICZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
FRAZIER, Verda Louise
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, on August 8, 2005 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Jack. Loving mother of Sam FRAZIER of Hamilton, Lynda SCRIVER and her husband Robert of Burlington, and Deborah MATULEWICZ and her husband Michael of Mississauga. Cherished grandmother of Brandi, Jacob, Andrea, Kevin, Jacqueline, Maredyth, Phillip, and Adam. Dear great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lou BRIDGELAND of Vineland. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at Smith's Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, August 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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MATUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-02 published
ZILA, Anna (née CINCURAK)
Peacefully at her home on Friday, December 31, 2004, Anna ZILA (née CINCURAK) in her 72nd year. Born in llok, Yugoslavia on January 16th, 1933. Beloved wife of John ZILA. Dear mother of Anna BURK/BURKE and her husband John of London, Vlasta LAWSON and her husband Tom of London. Dear grandmother of Johanna, Christopher, Adam BURK/BURKE, and Quinn and Victoria LAWSON. Also survived by sister Susan MATUS of Germany and cousin Michal SUHANJI of London. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. (at Wavell) on Sunday, January 2nd from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or the Osteoporosis Society would be gratefully acknowledged. Memorial Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 452-3770.

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MATUSCHAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-28 published
EAKIN, Linda Lou (née FLOOD)
It is with deep regret that Douglas and Eleanor FLOOD announce the passing of their daughter Linda Lou in her 54th year from Brain Cancer at her home in Panacea, Florida. Wife of Paul EAKIN, Panacea, Florida. Survived by her sons Andrew MARSHALL (Sharon) of London, Ontario and Todd MATUSCHAK of Woodville, Florida. Predeceased by Teddy VASKELES (1984.) Also survived by her brother Douglas J. FLOOD (Marg) and their children - Jaime J. and Morgan M. of Caledon East, Ontario, her Aunt Phyllis McLAY of London and Uncles William G. FLOOD (Gwen) of Niagara Falls and John F. PARKER of Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, Ontario, several cousins, adopted Auntie Marj and Uncle Bert WILLS of Crawfordville, Florida. She was a graduate of the McEachran Public School in Lambeth and Laurier High School. Linda played a flute in the high school band. She was employed at the University Hospital in London before going to Florida. Linda was a highly regarded nurse at Tallahassee Community Hospital. She was awarded Employee of the Year in 2000 in the Emergency Department. Her boss said "She has all the qualities needed for extraordinary patient care, and the speed and skills required for Emergency Medicine". She was her Grandpa Flood's "Beauty". Donations to Canadian Cancer Society gratefully accepted, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1.

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MATUSCHEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
O'BRIEN, Margaret
At the Huronia District Hospital on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Douglas. Dear mother of Dianne O'BRIEN. Loving grandmother of Kim and Doug GILLESPIE, Michael MATUSCHEWSKI, and Luke MATUSCHEWSKI. Great-grandmother of Scott and Jason GILLESPIE. Sister to Thomas RICHARDS and Vivian BOYTON. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland on Saturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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MATUSIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-10 published
MATUSIAK, Olga (née STOJKE)
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 at the age of 86. Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph MATUSIAK. Survived by her niece Alice and nephews Max (Heidi), Helmut (Friedel), Armin (Angie) and Heinz (Jutta). Also survived by brother-in-law John and sister-in-law Lydia and their families. Greatly missed by her great-niece Patricia and other great-nieces and nephews. Olga's cousin Alwina and family will fondly remember her. Olga will also be sadly missed by her many Friends. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1535 South Gateway Rd. at Dixie Rd., 905-602-1580) on Sunday, June 12th, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Monday, June 13th, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 4090 Dixie Road, Mississauga, 905-625-5117. Donations to Risen Christ Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.

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MATUSIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-14 published
KACZMAREK, Jean "Gienia" (formerly MATUSIAK, née KWIATEK)
Peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, August 12, 2005. Predeceased by her first husband Ted MATUSIAK. Gienia will be dearly and forever missed by her husband Marian, son Richard, family and Friends. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Stefania KWIATEK. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rosary prayers at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Stanislaus Church, 12 Denison Ave., on Monday, August 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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MATUSIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-14 published
MATUSIAK, Jean
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MATUSKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
JENKYNS, Arthur Thomas (1921-2005)
We are privileged indeed, to celebrate the life of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Art JENKYNS of Calgary passed away at Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at the age of 83 years. Art, the founder of Operation Eyesight, was a man of integrity, passion, and determination. These qualities were evident in his relationship with his God, his undying devotion and passionate fervour, for his wife, Una, and family, and his unending, joyful service to others. He started his selfless service involvement with the Boy Scouts and immediately felt compelled to be a fine role model of integrity, compassion and ethical behaviour. 'A careful man I want to be A little fellow follows me; I do not dare to go astray For fear he'll go the self-same way.' -- Art JENKYNS. At the same time he met, and subsequently married, a bright, energetic, compassionate, Scottish lass, Una LOCKERBIE, also involved with the Boy Scouts. Art began working as an accountant and soon became manager of Swift Canadian, moving later to Marsh and McClennan Insurance Brokers, where he became the Accounting Manager. It was during this time, at First Baptist Church, that he heard a young doctor, Ben Gullison talk about the plight of thousands of people in need of corrective eye surgery. This surgery was a simple procedure that would help restore their sight. Art's compassionate heart was touched and his brilliant business sense aroused, when he considered the small investment necessary for such a huge life altering change, resulting in a blind child seeing his Mother for the first time, a young man seeing the colours of his landscape and home. What price could be placed on such a gift? Art went to the 'Baptist Men's' group and encouraged them to support this doctor, never knowing that from these humble beginnings over two million people would have their eyesight restored, over thirty-three million treated, and over a million children treated. Operation Eyesight was born. There were soon two desks at Marsh and McClennan: one for 9: 00 to 5:00 where he did his managerial tasks, and one from 5: 01 to 9:00 p.m. from which he orchestrated Operation Eyesight. He ran an organization that became self-sufficient and was recognized as a brilliant visionary and ethical Businessman. Throughout his lifetime, Art received many honours, distinctions, and awards, including an Honourary Doctorate of Law degree from the University of Calgary, the Order of Canada to which he was invested as a member in December 1979. Art and Una built a life together which spanned sixty-one years. He is survived by his loving wife, Una JENKYNS; five children, Tom (Janice McNABB), Linda (Ron MATUSKA), Arleigh, Bill, and Jim (Brenda VICKERS;) his grandchildren Eleanor, Glenys, Michael, Mark, Christine, Perry, Bryan, Jeff, Jocelyn, Julian, and Jeremy; and great-grand_son, Domingo, who he loved, taught, supported, and positively encouraged until the moment of his death. Art never stopped serving others, he is an example for us all. We will always miss you, Dad! A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church (1311 - 4 Street S.W.) on Monday, January 31, 2005 at 2: 30 p. m. with the Reverend Jake Kroeker officiating. For ward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Art's name directly to Operation Eyesight Universal, #4 Parkdale Cres. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 3T8. In living memory of Art JENKYNS, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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MATUSZEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
MATUSZEK, Stella
Stella died on Friday, January 21, 2005 at Fudger House after a long battle with cancer. She was 61. Daughter of Pauline and John, sister of Helen, Mary, Ted and Johnny. Visitation at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne St. on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Sherbourne and Earl Sts.) on Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m.

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MATUTAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-19 published
CZECHOWICZ, Paulina
Peacefully at home, on Friday, June 17, 2005, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Leopold CZECHOWICZ. Loving mother of Adelaide LOMNICKI and Irene MATUTAT. Devoted grandmother of Helina MICHALSKA, Donna LOMNICKI- POLIDORO, Bernard and Daniel MATUTAT and great-grandmother of Taylor WISMAN, Hayley and Brendan POLIDORO. Viewing at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Sunday, June 19, 2005 between 2-4 p.m. and Rosary 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary's Polish Church on Davenport Rd. and Old Weston Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

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MATUZIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-18 published
FULKER, Harold H.
It is with great sadness the family of Harold H. FULKER, regretfully announce his sudden passing on September 16, 2005, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of 59 years to Mary. Much loved father of Stella (Darius) SALMON and Annmarie (Mike) MATUZIC. Adored Pop-Pop of Leah (Reno) PISANO; Melissa (David) NAGLE; Connor, Cody and Sophia MATUZIC; Tavoy, Trishoy and Ann-Marr SALMON. He will also be sadly missed by his great-grandchildren Jake, Julia and Evan, his brother Claude, sisters Eileen and Dolly, and also survived by several nieces and nephews in England and Spain. Predeceased by his parents Agnes and Arthur FULKER, brother Arthur and sister Winnifred and sisters-in-law Betty and Doris. Originally from England in 1950's Harold and Mary moved to Canada to raise their family. Harold will be fondly remembered for his zest for life and love of travel as he and Mary enjoyed many adventures. The family will receive visitors at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Byron Medical Centre and Dr. EBERHARD who provided exceptional care over many years. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation in memory of Harold are asked to consider the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. "Those whom we love live within our hearts and become a part of all that we are, forever".

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MATUZIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
FULKER, Harold
The family of the late Harold FULKER wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to family, Friends and neighbours for their support and kindness during the recent loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A special thank you to Dr. EBERHARD, Dr. WINTERBURN and staff for their care over the years, and to the police officers and London Health Sciences Centre staff who attended to Harold and supported us during our loss. Our sincerest appreciation to Reverend Sid SMITHSON for his touching service and to the staff at Westview Funeral Chapel for their compassionate assistance. Thank you for the flowers, cards and memorial donations. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Sincerely, Mary FULKER, and daughters Stella SALMON, Annmarie MATUZIC and families.

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MATWIESHYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
MATWIESHYN, Mary
At home, on Friday, July 22, 2005, loving wife of the late Alexander MATWIESHYN. Mary will be fondly remembered by her Friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at 3 o'clock. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MATWIJEC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
MATWIJEC, Paul Nestor (October 28, 1937 - January 18, 2005)
Beloved and cherished husband of Olwyn. Dear father of Andrew and Anna. Very special grampa of Jayme. A memorial service and private cremation have already taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Oncology Clinic at the William Osler Health Centre - Brampton Campus. You can also sign the book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel".

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-09 published
Lawyer touched many lives
Hundreds turned out to pay their respects to Vincent O'DONOVAN.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
London lawyer Vincent O'DONOVAN was an "old school" kind of guy, his pals and colleagues say. By that they mean he was tremendously loyal to his family and Friends and his word was his bond.
Though O'DONOVAN could write air-tight commercial real estate transactions with the best of them, the deal was virtually sealed when he shook your hand, says partner Bob HUTTON of Brown Beattie O'Donovan.
"He was what I call a closer," HUTTON says.
"He tried to get the deals done with whatever it took... and I can tell you clients... were very satisfied with him."
Born and raised in London, O'DONOVAN was educated at Catholic Central high school and the University of Western Ontario, earning his law degree at Dalhousie University.
As a land development lawyer, O'DONOVAN represented some of the city's best known developers as well as some notable clients in metropolitan Toronto, HUTTON says.
"He had a couple of opportunities to go to Toronto to establish a practice, but I don't think he ever seriously considered leaving London," HUTTON says.
After O'DONOVAN died at the age of 69 in October after bypass surgery, about 1,000 people attended a funeral mass at St. Peter's Basilica and 400 celebrated his memory at an Irish wake at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club.
The Middlesex Law Association also honoured O'DONOVAN at a special sitting in the London courthouse in November.
The attention given to O'DONOVAN's passing was as much a measure of the man as an indicator of his professional success, HUTTON says.
"Vinnie was a little larger than life. He was a lovable character and proud of it," HUTTON says.
"He had a great sense of humour and the common touch. There was nothing pretentious about him."
O'DONOVAN loved practical jokes and everybody who knew him had "a Vinnie story," HUTTON says.
Joe SERRATORE, the owner of Serratore's Shoe Repair in Galleria London, fondly remembers O'DONOVAN.
SERRATORE says he talked to O'DONOVAN, whose office was across the street in the City Centre tower, almost every day and sometimes twice a day.
"He was a real people person, down-to-earth, definitely not pompous," SERRATORE says.
"He didn't care that I was a shoemaker. He was my friend. I loved the guy and I miss him."
With five daughters, Vince was both "a strict Irish Catholic dad" and the frequent instigator of good times, daughter Sheila O'DONOVAN told the law association at the memorial service.
"Dad understood fun and we had a lot of fun with him -- playing euchre, singing, dancing, karaoke, our many trips to Florida... and most recently our trip to Ireland with him.
"It was wonderful to hear mom and dad reminisce about memories they shared."
O'DONOVAN is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, daughters Karan, Cory, Sheila, Colleen and Beth and their spouses and families.

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-23 published
GRAHAM credited with fishing group's growth
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
The man credited with transforming the Ontario Commercial Fisheries Association from a kitchen-table, volunteer organization into a $1 million-a-year operation, has died after a battle with cancer. Robert GRAHAM, 60, made his mark at the association, in civic politics, in the food service industry and as president of the Blenheim Chamber of Commerce and Blenheim Rotary club.
"He was a visionary, a man who could initiate and accomplish things," said Dennis CARTIER, secretary-treasurer of the association.
The life and achievements of the long-time Erie Beach resident were celebrated at a visitation at J.L. Ford Funeral Home on January 14 and a funeral mass at Saint Mary's Church in Blenheim the following day.
The fisheries association was a volunteer group with only one part-time employee paid through membership fees from 1945 until 1990, when GRAHAM became the sole employee, said CARTIER.
At the time, it had an annual budget of $50,000, he said.
Today, the association employs 13 part-time and seven full-time people at its Blenheim headquarters and has an annual operating budget of about $1 million, said Cartier. "It was all because of Rob's dreams and drive."
"Rob was able to procure a number of government contracts," especially through Ontario's Natural Resources Ministry, said CARTIER.
The association now conducts an annual assessment of the Lake Erie fishery through an indexing program at 176 sites because of ground work laid by GRAHAM, said CARTIER.
"It's a major component of tracking the fish population by type, sex, weight, age and other factors," he said.
GRAHAM wasn't a fisher or particularly knowledgeable about the fisheries before he was hired, said CARTIER.
A graduate of Ryerson University, GRAHAM was trained in the hospitality industry and managed large institutional food services before starting his own business, said CARTIER.
"He had many successes in that business, including setting up the food services for Wheels Motor Inn (in Chatham)."
Reeve of Erie Beach from 1977 to 1988, GRAHAM also served on Kent County council.
He was instrumental in bringing water service and underground wiring to Erie Beach and coach lights to the streets, said CARTIER.
GRAHAM also sat on the St. Clair Parkway Commission and chaired the Canadian advisors to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
"Rob was a guy who could bring coalitions of people together in a common cause," said London lawyer David NASH, a friend, legal adviser and eulogist.
"He could resolve touchy internal issues and get people to move on. He was a tough negotiator in a board room, but friendly outside. He put people at ease because he was so genuine."
His wife Barbara says, "He was a wonderful husband and father. Rob loved people and found the best in them. He made everybody feel important because he was always interested in them, their families and what they were doing."

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-17 published
Talented man recalled through his own work
Win SCHELL's Friends will honour his memory with a 90-minute show.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
London renaissance man Win SCHELL was held in such high regard by his Friends they're honouring him seven months after his sudden death. They're celebrating his wit, wisdom and whimsy in a public way by shining a light on them at Central secondary school Friday night.
Following a 90-minute showcase of SCHELL's many talents, they'll move to another venue for a social event, a kind of belated wake.
The death of Winston George SCHELL -- a teacher, writer, publisher, artist and folksinger -- at the age of 61 took people by surprise last September, said Sue CASSAN, an organizer of the tribute to him. He died of a brain hemorrhage.
"It was so sudden, it came as a shock," she said, adding some Friends approached his wife, Linda GREGSON, with the idea of holding a memorial event at a later date to honour SCHELL.
"Win was a remarkable person, a man of many talents and interests," CASSAN said. "He ran in a lot of circles. He had a lot of Friends."
By occupation, SCHELL was a teacher of English and media studies who plied his trade at Banting and Central secondary schools and at the Wheable Centre for Adult Education.
He was the head of the English departments at Central and Wheable, said CASSAN, who taught with him at both schools.
"He inspired a lot of students," she said. "They loved him."
In the community, SCHELL was known as the founder of Ergo Books, a small publishing company that gave a number of London writers their start or the opportunity to publish books that didn't fit the criteria of bigger publishers.
Ergo's authors were an eclectic bunch, including playwright James REANEY, Herman GOODDEN, Gloria MULCAHY, Mary Ann MICRO, Jaroslav HAVELKA and London's well-known street persona, Roy McDONALD.
SCHELL's own works included Reading, Writing and Radio, co-authored with Marstan WOOLLINGS, that was used as a school text.
SCHELL released two albums of original music in a folk style, Any Directions and City Wilderness. He also penned Riverside Tom, a song about the wild turkey that created a stir in London a couple of years ago.
"It was a funny song that reflected Win's great sense of humour that was always close to the surface," CASSAN said. "Even his recipes and school department minutes could make you laugh."
Memorials usually feature people talking about the departed, but Friday's event will be a presentation of SCHELL's essays, poetry, music and one of his short plays by his Friends.
Some of his paintings will also be available for sale, CASSAN said.
Donations will also be collected to establish a scholarship in Win's name at the Thames Valley District school board, she said.

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
Actor's death stuns Playhouse audience
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend went dark on the weekend after a veteran actor collapsed on stage and later died.
Terry DOYLE, 71, suffered a fatal heart attack 15 minutes into Friday's opening-night performance of Beauty and the Beast, said Steven KARCHER, marketing director of Drayton Entertainment.
"It was a sad and shocking event," he said yesterday. "We had to stop the performance and evacuate the theatre."
The audience was quiet and respectful as it left, he said.
"It was a full house of about 650 people. They were very concerned about Terry's condition. The cast and crew were devastated."
KARCHER said DOYLE was taken by ambulance to South Huron Hospital in Exeter, where he was pronounced dead.
DOYLE was cast as Maurice, father of Belle, the beauty, a key secondary role.
It was a role he performed in the original Canadian production in Toronto and in London's West End in England, KARCHER said.
"Terry has appeared in many Drayton Entertainment productions since the organization's first season in 1991," he added. "Our circle of actors is very much a tight-knit family. We've all lost a great friend as well as a great performer."
Alex MUSTAKAS, artistic director and Drayton's chief executive, was a close friend, said KARCHER.
"Terry has been a great mentor to me throughout the years," said MUSTAKAS.
"I've known him and worked with him for about 25 years. He was one of those guys who lit up everyone around him. He was loved by all and will be missed by all.
"I respect him deeply as a performer and, even more so, for how he lived his life off the stage. He was a man of honour, passion and integrity."
MUSTAKAS said DOYLE was a theatrical performer who could "do it all. He could act, he could sing and he was very good in comedy."
His Drayton roles included major parts in Hurray for Hollywood, Show Stoppers, The Sunshine Boys and Over the River and Through the Woods.
DOYLE's early career was in community theatre in Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo where he appeared in musical productions, said MUSTAKAS.
"He was widely known in the theatre community. I've already received e-mails and phone calls about his passing from as far away as England, France and New York City."
His television career included various sitcom roles, appearances on E.N.G., Maniac Mansion, War of the Worlds, Night Heat and many others.
KARCHER said two Saturday productions, a matinee and evening show, were cancelled after the curtain fell prematurely Friday.
No performances were scheduled for yesterday.
"They were all sold-out productions," he said, adding every ticket holder has been offered an alternative date.
MUSTAKAS said there was no understudy for DOYLE.
"It's not generally done because summer theatres run a show for only five or six weeks."
By coincidence, the performer who understudied DOYLE in the original Toronto production, Sandy WINSBY, has a small part in the Drayton production.
"He's quickly reacquainting himself with the role of Maurice," said MUSTAKAS, adding the show will go on with student matinees this week.
DOYLE is survived by his wife, Joyce, sons David and Michael and five grandchildren.
The family plans a memorial service in about a week, MUSTAKAS said. "When the dust settles, we'll be honouring his memory, too," he said of the theatre community.

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-05 published
Teen takes own life at 17
The once fun-loving student was troubled by mental illness.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
Until he reached puberty, Obed VASQUEZ was a normal, active, fun-loving boy.
With the coming of physical maturation, he began to hear and see things that sometimes weren't there.
On Saturday night, at the age of 17, Obed quietly terminated his life at home while his parents briefly visited the new home of Friends.
It was a tragic ending to a beautiful day for his family.
"It went from the sunniest of perfect days to the darkest of nights," said Eli VASQUEZ, his 18-year-old brother.
Obed spent the entire day at Springbank Park with his parents, three brothers, sister and other family members, walking, talking, joking, picnicking and playing soccer.
"We all had a lot of fun," said Eli. "Obed, too. He was a really funny guy. He could make us all laugh."
But the teen who loved music and basketball was also troubled and embarrassed that he had to take medication for a mental illness, said his mother, Mirta CAMPOS.
"We had to force him to take his pills," she said. "He wouldn't take them if we didn't. He didn't want to be sick. He just wanted to be a regular guy."
Obed had just recently switched to weekly injections, an adjustment for his bodily chemistry, she said.
There's still a lot of stigma associated with schizophrenia, she said.
"People don't treat people with a mental illness the way they treat someone with cancer. They don't understand the symptoms or how to deal with them."
Obed's behaviour was quite normal most of the time, said Eli, "but people sometimes freaked out when he was seeing or hearing things."
The passing of Obed has hit the VASQUEZ family hard, said Ward 5 Coun. Sandy WHITE/WHYTE.
"They're very sweet people," she said. "This tragedy is emotionally difficult for them."
Obed's father, Moïses, and CAMPOS came to Canada in 1987 from the United States where they had fled to escape the brutality of civil war in Guatemala and El Salvador, their respective homelands.
They've endured financial hardship and a mental health system that isn't as culturally aware as it could be, said WHITE/WHYTE.
Paying for a funeral will be difficult because the family lives on a minimum-wage budget, she said.
A local funeral director estimated the industry average cost of traditional funeral arrangements at about $6,000.
A trust fund has been set up to help the family defray funeral costs and raise money for a local mental health program -- Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses, said WHITE/WHYTE.
Called the Obed Memorial Fund, the fund has been established at the TD Canada Trust branch at Dundas and Lyle streets.
Donations can be made at any of the bank's branches, said Sarah HORNER of TD Canada Trust.
Andrew FRANCIS, owner of the Alex P. Keaton pub at Albert and Talbot streets, is also setting up an Obed Vasquez Memorial Fund and planning a fundraiser for the family from noon to 5 p.m. on July 23.
"Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the family and for their mental health cause by August 30," he said.
Moises VASQUEZ Jr., Obed's older brother, said the family has been deeply touched by Francis's offer of help and by the support of neighbours and Friends who've visited and left flowers in front of the family's house.
They've included a stream of teenagers from Beal secondary school, where Obed was in Grade 11.

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MATYAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
KOLMANN, Laszlo (1935-2005)
Passed away suddenly on January 19th, 2005 in Dombovar, Hungary. Sadly mourned by his daughter Eva MATYAS (Bela) and son Peter (Carol). Grandfather to Alexandra, Vanessa, Michael (Diane), Anastasia and Nickalas. A Memorial Mass will be held on March 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 432 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto.

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MATYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
McGARVEY, James Preston
Passed away Monday, July 4, 2005, in his 75th year, with emphysema and lung cancer, with never a complaint over his long illness. Jim leaves beloved wife Eileen of 54 years. Lovingly remembered by devoted daughter Karen GIBSON, special son-in-law Ronald, beloved son Kenneth and Cindy BOND. Sadly missed by sister Margurite KELLY (Des, deceased,) brother Raymond (Arlene,) brother-in-law Robert LINDSAY (Kathleen, deceased) and sister-in-law Adeline McCART (Brian, deceased) of Winnipeg and their families. Special thanks to Desmond and Christine KELLY without whom we could not have managed during this sad time. Dr. MILLS and staff, Bayshore nurses and special nurse Jennifer BREWER, thank you for all your kind support. Mary MATYS, our friend and neighbour, God Bless. Cremation by request. Donations, if desired, to the Royal Victoria Hospital Barrie Cancer Fund. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Peaceful Transition, Barrie.

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MATZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-14 published
MATZ, Leo John
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital London on Monday, September 12, 2005 Leo John MATZ. Beloved husband of Mary MATZ (née WALZAK) for over 65 years. Worlds' greatest dad to Ron (Marie) MATZ, Lorraine (Colin) KELLY, and Diane (Casey) WOLFE. Cherished grandfather of Traci (Pat) MULLINS, Cyndi KELLY and Aimee (Aaron) FOLK. Loving great-grandpa to Liam and Luke MULLINS. Survived by his sisters Genevive RICHMOND, Wanda TRAKALO, and Josephine (Clarence) WILHELM. Predeceased by his sister Valeria LINDBERG. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday, September 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Prayers Thursday evening at 7: 00 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Friday morning, September 16th at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery following the Funeral Mass. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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