MEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
Number of killings not seen in century
By Jonathan SHER, Free Press Reporter
Less than 24 hours after what may be the worst mass-slaying in the city's history, another Londoner has been killed, the carnage the region's worst in more than a century.
"I don't think there's been anything like this since the Donnellys, and that was in Lucan," said John LISOWSKI, a former police board member whose research of crime in London is being used for a book that chronicles the past 150 years for the city police force.
Halina CZUBA, her children Julia and Michal, and a gunman who was a family relative were found dead in the CZUBA home Monday.
Yesterday, Yorn MEY was found dead, slain in her Chippewa Drive home. Her husband has been charged with second-degree murder.
The bloody barrage appears unprecedented in the city, historian Dan BROCK said.
"Nothing else comes to mind at all. A family wiped out -- nothing of that magnitude."
The killings at the CZUBA home on Princess Avenue were also unusual in another sense, said Paul WHITEHEAD, a criminologist at the University of Western Ontario.
"The most typical situation is the husband kills his spouse and children and then himself," WHITEHEAD said.

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MEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
Troubled husband faces charge in Cambodian woman's slaying
By Randy RICHMOND, Free Press Reporter
Tired of the voices in his head, Ngeab KHIN was heading to his homeland of Cambodia tomorrow to get spiritual help.
His wife, Yorn MEY, was travelling with him. After surviving civil war in Cambodia, refugee camps and a bout with throat cancer seven months ago, she was willing to help her husband on his journey.
Instead, yesterday, KHIN, 49, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife MEY, 49.
And their two sons are left with a family torn apart.
"I don't have a mom or dad now. I don't know what to do," said son Soeun KHIN, 23, yesterday.
"They got their luggage packed and by the door and this is what happened. My mom survived war and throat cancer and now this."
It was the second slaying in London within 24 hours.
While the deaths of four people Monday on Princess Avenue drew hordes of media and police, only a line of yellow police tape and two cruisers on a quiet stretch of Chippewa Drive bore witness to yesterday's slaying.
Police were called about 12: 05 a.m. to 1081 Chippewa Dr. and found MEY dead.
There were signs of trauma to her body, but the cause of her death hasn't been determined, said London police Const. Jeff ARBING.
Police stressed they had not recorded any other incidents of domestic violence at the address before.
But they would release little other information until a post-mortem expected today.
Neighbours could reveal little about the family or shed light on what happened.
"To me they were just a nice old couple," said Laura GILLIAN, who lives across the road.
But behind the trim shrubs and inside the tidy-looking grey brick bungalow, there had been signs of trouble.
"He just started to get some different ideas in his mind," said the family's minister, Reverend Mom PEIN of the New Apostolic Church in London.
PEIN gathered family members at his home yesterday. While one son, Samnang, 20, went to identify his mother's body, Soeun tried to understand what went wrong.
"It happened after my grandmother, his mother, died, two or three years ago," Soeun said. "He (my dad) started becoming delusional. He believed he was a prophet."
The family went along until things got out of hand.
They tried to get KHIN help, but he refused. He believed he would die if he got medical help, Soeun said.
The family went to police, who suggested they find a doctor. They called an ambulance to the door about a year ago, but KHIN refused to go.
"He used to hide the knives because he thought we were going to hurt him. He thought he was the okay one and we were all wrong," Soeun said.
The family had fled Cambodia's civil war in the late 1970s and ended up in Thailand, where Soeun was born.
They arrived in Canada about 20 years ago. His mother and father found jobs at Cuddy Food Products, though both were on compensation because of physical injuries, Soeun said.
In the past few months, the stress of his father's mental illness was getting worse, Soeun said.
Monday evening, KHIN got up to work the overnight shift at Lamko Tool and Mould in London and saw his father. "He was just sitting in his chair. That's all he's been doing for the past couple of months."
His father figured he could get help in Cambodia for the voices in his head.
Soeun's wife sat on PEIN's front porch yesterday and, between sobs, called Friends in Cambodia who had been expecting to meet her in-laws at the airport.
"Her own mother died three years ago. Three months later, we got married and she got a new mom," Soeun said.
"They were very close. Now she is going through this again."
His wife was the first to learn about the slaying, coming home from work yesterday morning to see police tape outside the house.
She called Soeun at work and he rushed home.
"It just blew me away. He is a really good dad."
The couple lived in the home with their parents and younger brother.
"I don't know if I can stay after what happened," Soeun said.

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MEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-30 published
MEY, Yorn

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MEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-26 published
Homicide No. 13
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Crime Reporter
A Toronto-area man faces a second-degree murder charge after one man was shot to death and another injured in a pub parking lot early yesterday.
Dwayne PITTER, 23, of Vaughan, was charged yesterday with second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with London's record 13th homicide.
PITTER is to appear in a London court today.
Joshua Kenneth WILLIAMS, 22, of the London area, was shot in the torso outside the Roxbury Pub and Grill at 1165 Oxford St. E. at 2: 20 a.m.
He died later.
Three people, including PITTER, were taken into custody. The other two were released, police said last night.
Detectives scoured the lot yesterday as they wrestled with a skyrocketing number of homicides this year.
Neighbours said they saw a crowd leave the bar about 2: 30 a.m., then heard screaming.
"I heard the gunshots and I saw someone go down. I thought it was firecrackers," said a woman who was standing outside the Roxbury near a variety store at the time. She did want to give her name.
"I heard two shots and I ran into the (variety) store."
Police said a dispute outside the bar led to the shooting.
Police and paramedics arrived to find WILLIAMS seriously hurt and another man shot in the arm. The second man was treated and released from hospital.
Police have recovered a handgun and are not looking for any more weapons, said Det. Andrew WHITFORD.
It's unclear whether WILLIAMS, the injured man and the three people in custody had just left the Roxbury when the shooting happened, WHITFORD said.
But there were about 40 people in the parking lot when a disagreement broke out, he said. Police are still probing the cause of the dispute.
WHITFORD said many witnesses: have come forward and bar staff have co-operated.
Roxbury staff declined comment yesterday.
Neighbours have complained of fights and loud noise after the bar's closing time.
"It's scary," said Brenda PARSONS, who lives in a nearby townhouse complex. "You don't need television to live in this neighbourhood. There's enough entertainment outside."
PARSONS said she thinks police should patrol the area more regularly on Friday and Saturday nights.
The parking lot is the same one in which Ryan VLAAD, 26, died after being punched in the head during an early morning brawl in July 2002.
Ward 3 Coun. Bernie MacDONALD said he's fielded complaints from neighbours who have had beer bottles thrown at their houses and on their property after 2 a.m. and have heard fights breaking out.
"This has been an ongoing thing with the residents," he said.
The concerns were passed on to police and MacDONALD thought the problems had been quelled until he heard about yesterday's shooting.
But MacDONALD said he thinks drugs are the "root evil" behind violence and shootings in the city this year.
"Until we cut the flow of drugs, we're going to see this and it's going to continue to rise," he said.
Police said they don't know whether drugs were involved in the fatal shooting.
Officers blocked off a large section of the strip mall, which also houses a Sport Mart, Goodwill, variety store, karate school and Tim Hortons.
A green Jeep and a black car also were taped off, though police wouldn't say why.
A shell casing and knife were visible at the scene.
A green camouflage hat, grey T-shirt, plastic beer cups, a cigarette pack and a lighter were strewn near what appeared to be a bloody stain near the black car.
Forensic detectives picked through the evidence and used a fire department aerial truck to photograph and videotape the lot.
An autopsy will be conducted today to determine the cause of death.
Other London Slayings This Year
- January 9: Laura WILSON, 20, was found stabbed on Thistledown Way. Her ex-boyfriend is charged with first-degree murder.
- February 14: Kenneth Michael BANNON, 41, was found dead in an Albert Street apartment. Brenda JOHN, 43, is charged with manslaughter.
- March 30: James BLAIR, 20, was stabbed outside an Oakville Avenue apartment building. Mwangi GETHIGA, 18, is charged with second-degree murder.
- April 22: Wilford BEBEE, 65, was stabbed outside his McNay Street home. His stepson is charged with second-degree murder.
- May 2: An infant was found dead in a home on Four Oaks Crescent. Katherine PECKHAM, 25, is charged with manslaughter.
- June 23: John MARYS, 71, was stabbed in his William Street apartment. Godwin GRIXTI, 53, is charged first-degree murder.
- June 27: Halina CZUBA, 37, her daughter, Julia, 13, and son, Michal, 5, were stabbed in their 682 Princess Ave. home. Frank GREDA, 40, was also found dead in the house from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- June 28: Yorn MEY was slain in her Chippewa Drive home. Her husband is charged with second-degree murder.
- August 5: Stephen CORMACK, 45, was stabbed after a botched robbery in a Huron Street apartment. Dameon LODGE, 24, is charged with manslaughter.
- September 8: A fight involving two men left Kai ZHENG, 22, dead outside 1128 Adelaide St. N. Geun Chul LEE, 25, is charged with manslaughter.

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MEYEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
EMSLEY, Anna (VAN MEYEL) (April 27, 1953-November 7, 2004)
The family of Anna EMSLEY (née VAN MEYEL) invite Friends and relatives to a celebration in memory of Anna who passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home in Whetstone, London, England. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the celebration. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anna are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MEYER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-07 published
FRASER, Ruth D.
After a short battle with cancer, at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Friday, December 2, 2005. Beloved wife of the late W.J.T. (Tommy) FRASER. Loving mother of Doug, Ann Marie and her husband Dieter MEYER and Rob and his wife Bertha. Dear grandmother of Tammy and Caitlin, and sister of Bob TURNEY and Joan WOOD, and the late Angus and Margaret. Friends called at the Marshall Funeral Home, Richmond Hill, on Monday. Service was held in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 6, 2095 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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MEYER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-20 published
PLANT, Doris Louise (née BAKER)
At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Monday, January 17th, 2005, in her 67th year. Fondly remembered by Murray PLANT. Cherished mother of William PLANT, of Burlington, Terry PLANT, of Toronto, Kim MEYER and her husband, Jim, of Burlington, Sheila PLANT and Lance PLANT, of Kitchener. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Sherry BURNE, Shannon TIFFIN, Jacqlyn LAMBERT, Jenny MEYER and great-grandchildren, Justine BYRNE, Kalem BYRNE- NOEL and Jordan McLEOD. Visitation at the Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday from 3: 00 to 5: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, January 21st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Bridgeport Cemetery, Kitchener at 2: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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MEYER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-05 published
Second body found in Georgian Bay
Search continues for third man still missing
By Jim ALGIE, Sun Times staff
Searchers found another body Monday evening, the second of three men who went missing while sailing on Georgian Bay Friday.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Dave MEYER said Monday night the body of Karol LASKOWSKI, 23, of Hamilton, was discovered approimately six-and-a-half kilometres from where Adam MUSIALKAEWACZ's was discovered Sunday night.
Still missing is Rafal SIENKIEWICZ, 17 of Dabrowiec, Poland.
Both LASKOWSKI and MUSIALKAEWACZ were wearing lifejackets and wetsuits, MEYER said.
MEYER said LASKOWSKI's body was found about 14.5 km northeast of Cape Croker at about 7: 30 p.m. Monday
MUSIALKAEWACZ was found eight kilometres northeast of Cape Croker.
The three were last seen alive in a small, racing-type sailboat at about 7 p.m. Friday near Cabot head on the Bruce Peninsula. It had been attempting to tack toward shore at the time.
The three Friends were vacationing in the area along with LASKOWSKI's father, who reported the vessel missing at about 11 a.m. Saturday.
Canadian Forces officials at Rescue Co-ordination Centre Trenton dispatched a C-130 Hercules aircraft and a Cormorant helicopter. The search also included a provincial police helicopter and two police boats, Canadian Coast Guard maritime co-ordinator Dana WATLING said Monday.
As well, three Coast Guard vessels and a private boat have participated in the search, WATLING said. By late Monday afternoon, searchers had found no sign of the vessel, WATLING said.
“We're looking for survivors, that's what we're looking for and so we go along and make sure that the area has been covered,&rdquo he said before the second body was found. “We'll keep searching until every possibility has been exhausted that the persons could still be found alive.&rdquo
So far, weather has co-operated with the search, which has continued night and day since the vessel was reported missing. WATLING would not say how long the work will continue.

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MEYER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-25 published
Deadly two days on our roads
Total of four people die in collisions Monday morning and Sunday
By Bill HENRY, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Page A1
Four people died in two highway collisions, one near Wiarton early Monday and another at Burgoyne Sunday.
The two unrelated collisions both involved three vehicles and happened at controlled intersections. Two people died in each.
Highway 6 was closed for several hours Monday morning as police diverted traffic around the intersection of Grey Road 17 where a farm tractor, pickup truck and a car were all involved in a collision that killed two people at about 6: 30 a.m., Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police said.
Steven McCARTNEY, 43, of Owen Sound, the driver of the truck, and his passenger Jeremy McCARTNEY, 27, of Hepworth, were both pronounced dead at the collision scene two kilometres south of Wiarton.
South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Const. Dave MEYER said it was raining and still dark when the crash happened.
The farm tractor was travelling north along the side of the road. The pickup truck collided with the side of the tractor and came to a stop upside down in the northbound lane.
Soon after, a car heading north collided with the truck and ended up in the west ditch. The 19-year-old driver, of Ayton, was in serious condition in hospital and a passenger was also injured. Their names had not been released Monday evening because next of kin had to be notified, MEYER said.
The tractor driver was not injured.
At about 5 p.m. Sunday at Burgoyne, two Windsor women who were passengers in a Jaguar were killed and three other people injured when the Jag struck a truck and then a van at the junction of Bruce Road 17 and Bruce Road 3.
The pickup truck was heading east on Road 17 and did not completely stop at the intersection. It collided with the Jag heading south on Road 3, which then struck the van, Saugeen Shores Police said in a news release.
Both the pickup driver, Christopher LEE, and passenger Helena LEE of Brampton were uninjured.
The driver of the Jaguar, Marlene LANCASTER, 56, of Windsor, was taken to hospital in Owen Sound with non life-threatening injuries. One passenger, Leona ROBERTS, 77, of LaSalle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, Flora ASSELTINE, 84, of Windsor was taken to hospital in Southampton and pronounced dead shortly after.
A nine-month-old infant in the van was in a car seat and was not injured.
Lisa COPPING, 24, of Paisley, the driver of the van, was treated for injuries at Chesley hospital.
A female passenger, Holly BARBE, 50, of Port Elgin was taken first to Chesley hospital, then airlifted to London with major but not life-threatening injuries.
The collision was still under investigation Monday and there were no charges.

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
MEYER (MEIJER,) Pearl
In His time, the Lord took to himself our dear wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Pearl MEYER. A resident of Chatham, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham at the age of 81. Loving wife of Hugo (Meijer) MEYER. Loving mother of Linda and her husband Jerry VAN MINNEN of Chatham, George MEYER and his wife Carol of London, Harry MEYER and his companion Dawn of Toronto, Sylvia RITJEMA of Chatham and predeceased by Jean MULLER (1998.) Dear Grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 10. Pearl is survived by 5 sisters, Marie, Jaan, Teu, Janna all of Holland and Rieka of Saint Thomas. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Saturday from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at Free Reformed Church, Gregory Drive East, Chatham on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor H. BERGSMA officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donation payable to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-23 published
BROWN, Marion
Peacefully on May 18, 2005, Mrs. Marion BROWN of London in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late George "Rusty" BROWN, previously of Air Base Clinton. Dear mother to Jeff BROWN, Lynn BROWN and her partner Ken MEYER and stepdaughter Raquel. Predeceased by her sister Beth PAYNE. Fondly remembered by her niece, nephews and close Friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marion are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Society. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Kensington Village for their excellent care and support.

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
MEYER, Theresa (née REISER)
Mrs. Theresa (REISER) MEYER of London and formerly of Saint Thomas, passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Sunday, July 10, 2005, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Carl D. MEYER (1992.) Loving mother of Alex DICKSON/DIXON and his wife Sandra of Arkona, Theresa BEER and her husband Robert of Iona Station and Joanne McCUTCHEON and her husband Randy of London. Dear step-mother of Ronald and Barrett MEYER both of Fort Erie. Loved sister of Michael REISER and his wife Theresa and Frank REISER all of Tillsonburg. Also survived by several grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Born in Hungary, April 9, 1927, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (GARVALD) REISER. She moved to Canada as a child. The funeral service will be conducted at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to the service. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-07 published
MEYER, Frances
In loving memory of a wonderful mother, Frances MEYER, who passed away five years ago, August 7, 2000.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, still very dear.
Loved and sadly missed by Wendy, Steve, Amanda, Jeremy and Katrina MORAN, Donna, Rob, Kristal and Alicia BILOTTA, Carol, Jamie, Matthew and Kristen SHAW.

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-11 published
ELFORD, Dorothy (HOOPER)
Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Saturday, September 10, 2005 Dorothy (HOOPER) ELFORD formerly of Usborne Township in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne ELFORD (2000.) Dear mother of Ava and Jim MURRAY of London, and Mike and Cindy ELFORD of Usborne Township. Dear grandmother of Jennifer and Paul BEATTIE and Steven and Nicole MURRAY; Brenda ELFORD and her fiancé Ryan KONECNY and Nathan ELFORD and his fiancée Angela MEYER and great-grandmother of Jace and Arianna. Dear sister-in-law of Ronald ELFORD, Anne and Don BRAY and Norma HOOPER all of Exeter, and Doris ELFORD of Usborne Township. Predeceased by a brother Donald HOOPER (1984.) Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 11 a.m. with Dave WILLIAMS officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
MEYER, Hendrick " Hank" J.
On Wednesday, September 28th, 2005, Hendrick "Hank" J. MEYER of Woodstock in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Carol (nee GREENWOOD.) Loved father of Jennifer MEYER (Brian GIBB) of Woodstock, Anne MEYER of Toronto, Les MEYER of Woodstock, Joanna MEYER (Lloyd GOODYEAR) of Scarborough, Cathy MEYER (Rob AUBERTIN) Whitehorse, Yukon, and Brenda MEYER (John FARRELL) of Woodstock. Dear grandfather of Alexandra and Kyle GOODYEAR. Hank will be missed by his brothers Bill (Shirley DAVIS) of Toronto, Richard (Chantal) of Terrace, British Columbia, Rienus (Joyce) of Embro, John of London, his sister Martha MEYER (Pat VLASMAN) of Mt. Elgin, brother-in-law Robert GREENWOOD (Barb) of Saint Marys, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Henrietta CRAWFORD and his parents Hendrikus and Cornelia. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Monday, October 3rd, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David SNIHUR officiating. Interment in Innerkip Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Cystic Fibrosis, or Breast Cancer Research would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-21 published
DALTON, Irene
Of Kingsbridge entered eternal life on October 19, 2005, in her 91st year at University Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dennis DALTON. Dear mother of Maria and Gordon HARDCASTLE of Dorchester, Brian and Ruth DALTON of Ripley, Alice JULIAN of Apple Valley, California, Maurice and Dianne DALTON of Kincardine, Frances and Arnold MARSMAN of London. Loving grandmother of 10 grand and 10 great-grandchildren. Left to mourn her absence are her sisters Loretta MEYER, Florence LAMBERTUS both of London, her sister-in-law Helen LAMBERTUS of Mount Hope and brother-in-law Father Mike DALTON of Courtland. Predeceased by her dear grand_son Chris DALTON, her sisters Sister Elizabeth, Sister Jane Frances, Theresa LANNAN and brother Wilfred LAMBERTUS and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. A special thank you to the staff of Mount Hope and University Hospital for their care of Irene. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, 524-7345

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
DALTON, Irene
Of Kingsbridge entered eternal life on October 19, 2005, in her 91st year at University Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dennis DALTON. Dear mother of Maria and Gordon HARDCASTLE of Dorchester, Brian and Ruth DALTON of Ripley, Alice JULIAN of Apple Valley, California, Maurice and Dianne DALTON of Kincardine, Frances and Arnold MARSMAN of London. Loving grandmother of 10 grand and 10 great-grandchildren. Left to mourn her absence are her sisters Loretta MEYER, Florence LAMBERTUS both of London, her sister-in-law Helen LAMBERTUS of Mount Hope and brother-in-law Father Mike DALTON of Courtland. Predeceased by her dear grand_son Chris DALTON, her sisters Sister Elizabeth, Sister Jane Frances, Theresa LANNAN and brother Wilfred LAMBERTUS and many brothers and sisters-in-law. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 10-11 a.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kingsbridge on Monday at 12 noon. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. A special thank you to the staff of Mount Hope and University Hospital for their care of Irene. Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday evening at 8: 30.

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MEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-16 published
WILLIAMS, Margaret Evalyn (formerly LOUCKS, née MEYER)
Passed away peacefully at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on November 15, 2005, following a brief illness. Marg was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph LOUCKS, and her second husband, George WILLIAMS, as well as one son John LOUCKS and by three siblings John MEYER, Ruth McGENN and Helen COLL. She is survived by seven children, Jim (Vee) LOUCKS, Bill (Pam) LOUCKS, Mike (Colleen) LOUCKS, Peter (Heather) LOUCKS, Rob LOUCKS, David (Vicki) LOUCKS, Liz (Bernie) HOLLINGSHEAD; also survived by fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was born April 17, 1918, and raised in Port Burwell; she lived most of her life in St. Thomas. She was a staunch supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion and an avid Cottager who loved being near the water. Family and Friends will be received at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Thomas, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Private Interment of ashes in Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery in Port Burwell. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-27 published
LEVINE, Samuel Robert " Sam"
On Saturday, January 22, 15 days after celebrating his 90th birthday: Sam LEVINE, professional musician, musicians' advocate and raconteur passed away after a long illness.
Sam was a long-time member of the Toronto Symphony's double bass section. He was also a proud President Emeritus and Life Member of the Toronto Musicians' Association, Local 149, American Federation of Musicians.
Sam spent much of his career working to improve the security and quality of life for Canadian professional musicians. He fought hard to keep live music alive when disco threatened to make it disappear.
Born in Toronto in 1915, Sam was the son of Russian- Jewish immigrants Morris and Annie LEVINE. When they were swept away by the Spanish Flu, his aunt, the late Dora Nepom, courageously stepped in and became "Mother" to four- year-old Sam and his younger sister Laura.
Sam graduated from Harbord Collegiate, played guitar, banjo and bass in various bands including the Trump Davidson Orchestra. With partners he opened the Onyx Club on Church Street, Toronto's first jazz club. It survived long enough to host Duke Ellington in an after-hours jam.
With World War 2, Sam enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, spending the war years in a musical show, "The Blackouts", travelling up the British Columbia coast to Alaska and overseas, entertaining the allied troops.
Initially, Sam was stationed in Ottawa, where he met the magnificent Tula MARLIN, a secretary in the War Department. After a courtship conducted mostly by mail, they married in 1946, set up house in Toronto and started their family.
Sam graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music and joined the Toronto Symphony's bass section. Through the Fifties and Sixties he continued to play club and studio dates along with weddings and bar mitzvahs.
He became a union activist, serving for years as a vice-president, then president of Local 149 after retiring from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. To support symphonic musicians, he helped found the Association of Canadian Orchestras.
Among Sam's greatest loves were his family, his music, fellow musicians, a good story, television sports, the City of Toronto, and the Scarborough bungalow that was our family home for 50 years. He hated hypocrisy, injustice, interruptions, unkempt lawns, boiled chicken, deejays and disco.
Beneath Sam's private and dignified persona of strong commitments and high principles was a fun-loving man with a mad sense of humour. At the family dinner table, gems from his fund of jokes, memories and funny stories nearly always followed dessert.
As a father Sam was straightforward, demanding, supportive, adoring and inspiring. He liked to say his children never took any of his advice...but he knew better. He may have been wrong in 1959 (and every year thereafter) when he said that "rock and roll is dead", but he was right about almost everything else.
Happy and proud to have shared Sam's life and sadly mourning his death are Tula, his beloved wife and companion of 59 years, daughter Anita DAHLIN of Brechin, Ontario, son Mike LEVINE and his wife, Rosie, of Toronto. He was the cherished grandpa of Corinna DAHLIN of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Matt LEVINE of Chicago. He is dearly loved and missed by his only sister, Laura EDELL of Syracuse, New York her sons Mark of Las Vegas, David of New York City and their children, as well as by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sam was a treasured member of Tula's family - the Marlins of Hamilton, the Sauve and Barnaby families of Ottawa will all miss him.
He is also remembered by many dear Friends from his musical past, including former Toronto Symphony players Marilyn MEYER, Ruth BUDD and Murray GINSBERG, all of Toronto.
Our family gratefully thanks the staff of Providence Centre for their care over the last six months.
In Sam's memory, please enjoy the live music of your choice.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-01 published
BUCEK, Gertrude Anna " Trude"
peacefully at Leisureworld Scarboro, just before dawn on Saturday, February 26, 2005 in her 91st year.
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, talented homemaker, gardener, arts enthusiast, antique collector and hostess extraordinaire, she went silently and very gently into that good night. Born in Vienna in the early months of World War I, she lived in Austria and former Czechoslovakia until she emigrated to Canada in 1951 with her husband and four (soon to be five) young daughters. From her mother, Matilde BOUKAL, an opera singer, and her father Richard WALDEK, owner of the Grand Hotel Waldek in Pilsen, she interited a love of opera and a remarkable sense of style. Friends and family have witnessed with sadness more than a decade of dramatically declining health. Her daughters are very grateful to caregivers Francine BARIT and more recently Brenda SYLVESTER together with the dedicated staff of the 6th floor at Leisureworld Scarboro.
Predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 63 years, Jaro, she is remembered with love by her daughters Olga KORPER (Leo MEYER,) Sylvia BUCEK, Trude MEYER (Wolfgang), Mimi MARROCCO (Frank), and Hélène BUCEK- MacKEY (Ernie). Beloved "Babi" to Sasha KORPER (Gregory Axelson), Kim MEYER- CECH (Alexander), Marc SELLITTO, Lillian MEYER- JANZEK (Andreas), Emily MARROCCO (Michael CONDOYANNIS), Phillip MEYER, Rachel DAVIES (Rob), Angela MARROCCO and Ted MARROCCO. Great-grandmother of Taiga, Kirin, Jackson and Matthew. Visitation on Wednesday, March 2, 7: 00 - 9:00 p.m. at McDougall And Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (east of Brimley). Funeral Mass will be celebration on Thursday, March 3 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph Street (corner of Bay Street, one block north of Wellesley). Donations in her memory to the Canadian Opera Company or to the University of St. Michael's College (81 Saint Mary Street, Toronto M5S 1J4) would be appreciated.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-11 published
LLOYD, Frances Louise
On Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Castleview-Wychwood Towers in her 80th year. A brief illness mercifully cut short a longer battle with Alzheimer Disease. Frances was a registered nurse (Toronto General Hospital '49) with a particular gift for palliative care, a talented musician, and a devoted volunteer at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. Her wit and kindness are missed by many. Mother of John E. LEESON (Sophit) of British Columbia, Paul K. LEESON (Judy) of Deep River, Ontario, Franca J. LEESON (Tim HURSON) of Toronto. Grandmother of Erin, John, Peter, and Max. Predeceased by her brother George LLOYD and by her sisters Phyllis MEYER and Isobel DREWRY. Her funeral will be held Saturday, March 12 at 10 am at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Avenue, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please remember her through a donation either to the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene (www.stmarymagdalene.ca) or to Canadian Amateur Musicians, www.cammac.ca.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-01 published
Jerry MEYER, Horse Trainer 1927-2005
Hall of fame trainer had a photographic memory for horses and a soft spot for people down on their luck. He longed to be a jockey and instead ended up with a stable full of champions
By Beverly SMITH, Monday, August 1, 2005, Page S9
They don't make them like Jerry MEYER any more. The Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse trainer was indisputably an original. J.C., as they called him, was one of the old-school horse trainers, consumed by the sport more than by the business, with plenty of room in his heart for a fellow hardboot.
J.C. MEYER had a memory for horses that astonished his peers. He'd see a yearling once at a sale and years later would recognize it, like a familiar face. He knew all the pedigrees and racing records not only of his own horses, but those of every other trainer. "He had a photographic memory," said one of his closest Friends, Lou CAVALARIS, also a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. "It would take me five or six days to recognize a [new] horse I had."
Almost everything Mr. MEYER needed to know was inside his head. His mind was like an efficient computer, with some lively quirks, that was occasionally supplemented by a plastic shopping bag he toted everywhere. The bag was full of everything that wasn't contained in his brain yet still mattered: racing forms and programs, a notebook or two, this and that.
Jerry MEYER grew up in southwestern Ontario and, although most of his Friends and relatives don't know it, he was a ski champion at the Chicopee Ski Club near Kitchener, Ontario. "He must have done that before he was 14," Mr. CAVALARIS said. "I don't know how he would have fit it in." When he was in his teens, young Jerry used to hang around a stable on the outskirts of Kitchener and the racing-crazy Chris family "took him in like he was a little orphan guy," although he came from a fine, honest family of his own, said Helen CHRIS, mother of Woodbine racetrack veterinarian John CHRIS. "He was a handyman around the barn," she recalled. "He lived there practically. He was a wonderful exercise boy and he wanted to be a rider, but he got too big."
He won only one race as a jockey, with a horse called Hay Tip at Dufferin Park in Toronto, then became a trainer at age 20 in 1949. His accomplishments were legion. He was leading trainer in Canada in 1964, 1966, and 1969. The 152 winners that he saddled in 1969 placed him fourth among trainers in North America.
Over a span of five decades, Mr. MEYER won more than 2,500 races, more than 100 stakes races, and his horses won more than $19-million in purses. He was one of the first trainers to have a stable as large as 50 or 60 horses, all farmed out at two or three track locations all over North America, much like D. Wayne Lukas or Bobby Frankel today. It was not uncommon for Mr. MEYER to train a stable at Aqueduct in New York, jump in his jalopy, train a few more at The Meadowlands in New Jersey, and then head off to Philadelphia Park to saddle a few for the races. At times, he'd have horses running at different tracks on the same afternoon. "I used to call him the Iron Man," said John CARDELLA, a long-time trainer at Toronto's Woodbine track. Now he calls him an icon.
Mr. MEYER trained Classic Go Go to finish fourth in the 1981 Kentucky Derby, but he failed to win the Queen's Plate, although he had lively candidates like Good Old Mort, the 1977 champion filly Northernette, Pine Point, Gentleman Conn and Brilliant Sandy. He also trained top U.S. colt Verbatim.
He was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1999. Statistics are one thing. But they don't tell the complete story of the man. J.C. MEYER had an unusual sense of humour. He'd stir the pot at every opportunity. He'd latch onto a word or a phrase, and use it in every sentence for a week or a month. His New York trainer Mike Miceli said whenever anybody would ask him how to use a medication, Mr. MEYER would reply: "Use it as indicated." The phrase became such a Mr. MEYER trademark that one of his Friends named a horse after him: As Indicated.
With outfits spread out all around the eastern states and provinces, Mr. MEYER tried to cut his mounting phone bills by making person-to-person calls to his employees, telling the operator that it was "J.C. MEYER calling for Atadandy (the name of one of his racehorses)" or for the weather bureau.
"Atadandy won by four," the employee would say, then decline the call. The puzzled operator might also hear that the weather was rainy and the race taken off the turf before the line went dead.
Mr. MEYER was like a father to his employees and the relationships were never mundane. He'd conduct lessons with his rookies every day after training. He'd pull every horse out of the stall and point out their foibles and problems to them.
"I'd always have my fingers crossed that he would ask me to take the lead shank," said Michael ROGERS, who Mr. MEYER hired at 14 as a hotwalker, shortly after the boy's father died.
One day he did ask Mr. ROGERS to grab a lead shank, and told him about an ailment the horse had. He then told him to show it to assistant trainer Chuck Penny. As soon as he did, Mr. MEYER leaned out of his office door, and with tongue in cheek, scolded Mr. Penny: "You need Rogers to show you these problems?" Mr. ROGERS now works as a financial officer for Frank Stronach.
Just as Mr. MEYER's stable was rising to power in the late 1950s, he hired on Joe BAKOS, a Hungarian jockey who escaped the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Mr. BAKOS arrived in Canada with no money and no idea how to speak English. Nobody would hire him until Mr. MEYER took him on. Mr. BAKOS became his right-hand man for many years and called him Daddy Jerry.
"He was a tough man to work for," Mr. BAKOS said. "He was straight, but you had to do it right."
Mr. MEYER bought Mr. BAKOS a 1961 Ford Falcon, but he hadn't driven it more than 20 miles when he was in an accident and the car was totalled. He spent the next several years paying Mr. MEYER back. Finally, Mr. BAKOS decided to get another car. Mr. MEYER warned him: "You're going to kill yourself." He bought him a 1964 Falcon anyway and hadn't been driving it for long when "some drunk ran into me." He paid Mr. MEYER off for that car, too, but gave it away and stopped driving for years.
"Jerry was a very kind-hearted person," Mr. BAKOS said.
"I used to get mad at him," said Mr. BAKOS' wife, Vera. "But I couldn't stay mad at him." Jokingly, Mr. MEYER had told Mr. BAKOS he'd pay him $1,000 if he'd ever get around to marrying Vera. "[Joe] was going to swim back to Hungary before he'd marry me," Vera said. When they finally did marry, the money arrived in the form of a cheque.
Ray SABOURIN, now one of the stalwarts of the Woodbine riding colony, showed up at Mr. MEYER's door when he was only 17 years old, looking for a job.
When he said he had ridden horses on a farm up north in Sudbury, he unwittingly hit a nerve. J.C. MEYER loved National Hockey League hockey and quickly rhymed off the names of four hockey players who had come from Sudbury. "You're not going to be a hockey player, are you, son?" he asked.
"He was like a second father to me," Mr. SABOURIN said. "He took me under his wing. He was hard on me, but he was fair. He taught me everything I needed to know from a work standpoint and of how to ride horses."
And he could put things into perspective for the youngster, too. Once, when Mr. SABOURIN and Mr. MEYER were both dining on tuna sandwiches and Cokes at Garden State Park in New Jersey, the trainer spotted the track's wealthy owner and president, Robert Brennan, at a nearby table. He was eating the same dishes they had ordered. "See, Ray?" Mr. MEYER said. "We're doing just as good as Mr. Brennan."
As it happened, fortune ended up shining less brightly on Mr. Brennan, who is now serving nine years in a New Jersey prison for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.
Mr. MEYER also plucked another employee from Europe when he hired Dessy LUOKANOV, a World Cup show-jumping rider from Bulgaria in 2000. He'd been riding racehorses in Greece before being summoned to Canada. "I never found out how he found me, really," he said.
Although Mr. LUOKANOV had never been to Canada before, Mr. MEYER helped him in finding work, and with his finances. The Tuesday before J.C. MEYER died, Mr. LUOKANOV went to visit him in the hospital. They talked for an hour, with Mr. MEYER close to tears and holding his hand. "Don't forget I brought you to this country," he told him. "I know you're doing okay."
To the end, J.C. MEYER was enthralled by the racing game. Three weeks before he died, he called Mike Miceli and asked him to send him a horse. "I'm equipped to handle a few more," he told him.
Twice in his final 10 days, J.C. MEYER checked himself out of hospital and headed straight for the backstretch to muck out a few stalls.
"He always wanted to die with his boots on," Mr. CAVALARIS said. "He damned near did."
Jerry "J.C." MEYER was born in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 2, 1927. He died of cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto on July 15, 2005. He was 78. He was buried four days later with his binoculars and the notebook he carried everywhere. The last notebook entry was the phone number of Hugh CHATMAN, one of many kids he had taken under his wing decades ago and who is now assistant trainer for the mighty Sam-Son Farm.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-24 published
LEVINE, Tula (née MARLIN)
Peacefully, on August 15, 2005, our wonderful mother passed away at the age of 82. Tula was predeceased in January by her beloved husband, Samuel. She is deeply loved and sadly missed by her children, Anita DAHLIN of Brechin, Ontario, Michael LEVINE and his wife Rosie of Toronto, and by her grandchildren, Corinna DAHLIN of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Matt LEVINE of Chicago, Illinois
Tula was the second daughter of George MARLIN, an immigrant from Pirgos, Greece and Nora BONANG, an Acadian from Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia. Tula grew up in Montreal and Ottawa, moving to Toronto upon her marriage to Sam, a loving partnership of 59 years. Our mother created a happy, vibrant and supportive home for her family, welcoming Friends, Dad's colleagues and extended family with warm hospitality.
Tula is dearly loved and missed by her brothers, Lew (Margaret) and George (Josie) MARLIN of Hamilton, her sister Toni SAUVE (Leo) of Ottawa, her brother-in-law Gerry BARNABY and their families. She was predeceased by her sisters Athena GRIFFIN of Vancouver and Jacqueline BARNABY of Ottawa. Tula is remembered with great affection by her sister-in-law, Laura EDELL of Syracuse, New York and her family, Sam's cousins in Toronto and California, dear friend Marilyn MEYER of Toronto and many Friends and neighbours.
In accordance with her wishes, Tula was privately cremated. Our family thanks Scarborough Grace Hospital Palliative Care Unit and Dr. Larry GROSSMAN, the staff of Sunrise Senior Living Richmond Hill, Ms Cheron ROBINSON, Dr. Brian BERGER and Hill House Hospice for their professional and devoted care of our mother, who died of metastatic brain cancer. In memory of Tula, we encourage donations to Hill House Hospice of Richmond Hill or the charity of your choice.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-06 published
MEYER, Fritz
Departed the world peacefully, at his home, at the age of 90, surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. Best friend and loving husband of Renate for 50 years, wonderful Vati of Marianne (Norm KAPITAIN,) and Suzanne (Brian SMITHIES,) beloved Opa of Jamie (Heather,) Sean (Veomany,) and Greta, and great-grandfather of Kadyn, Cole Fritz, and Taryn. Fritz will be dearly remembered by Friends and family in Canada and Germany. He will be with us and loved forever. The Meyer family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Wolfgang GLAS of Germany, Dr. David SWARTZ of the Toronto Grace Palliative Care Program, and the staff of the Etobicoke Community Care Access Centre and the Dorothy Ley Hospice for their warmth, care and support. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday, October 7, 2005 from 2 p.m. the until time of the Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m., followed by a reception. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Grace Hospital - Palliative Care Unit or to the Dorothy Ley Hospice.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
LEVINE, Samuel Robert " Sam"
On Saturday, January 22, 2005, 15 days after celebrating his 90th birthday, Sam LEVINE, professional musician, musicians' advocate and raconteur passed away after a long illness. Sam was a long-time member of the Toronto Symphony's double bass section. He was also a proud President Emeritus and Life Member of the Toronto Musicians' Association, Local 149, American Federation of Musicians. Sam spent much of his career working to improve the security and quality of life for Canadian professional musicians. He fought hard to keep live music alive when disco threatened to make it disappear. Born in Toronto in 1915, Sam was the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants Morris and Annie LEVINE. When they were swept away by the Spanish Flu, his aunt, the late Dora NEPOM, courageously stepped in and became "Mother" to four-year-old Sam and his younger sister Laura. Sam graduated from Harbord Collegiate, played guitar, banjo and bass in various bands including the Trump Davidson Orchestra. With partners he opened the Onyx Club on Church Street, Toronto's first jazz club. It survived long enough to host Duke Ellington in an after-hours jam. With World War 2, Sam enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, spending the war years in a musical show, "The Blackouts", travelling up the British Columbia coast to Alaska and overseas, entertaining the allied troops. Initially, Sam was stationed in Ottawa, where he met the magnificent Tula MARLIN, a secretary in the War Department. After a courtship conducted mostly by mail, they married in 1946, set up house in Toronto and started their family. Sam graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music and joined the Toronto Symphony's bass section. Through the Fifties and Sixties he continued to play club and studio dates along with weddings and bar mitzvahs. He became a union activist, serving for years as a vice-president, then president of Local 149 after retiring from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. To support symphonic musicians, he helped found the Association of Canadian Orchestras. Among Sam's greatest loves were his family, his music, fellow musicians, a good story, television sports, the City of Toronto, and the Scarborough bungalow that was our family home for 50 years. He hated hypocrisy, injustice, interruptions, unkempt lawns, boiled chicken, deejays and disco. Beneath Sam's private and dignified persona of strong commitments and high principles was a fun-loving man with a mad sense of humour. At the family dinner table, gems from his fund of jokes, memories and funny stories nearly always followed dessert. As a father Sam was straightforward, demanding, supportive, adoring and inspiring. He liked to say his children never took any of his advice... but he knew better. He may have been wrong in 1959 (and every year thereafter) when he said that "rock and roll is dead", but he was right about almost everything else. Happy and proud to have shared Sam's life and sadly mourning his death are Tula, his beloved wife and companion of 59 years, daughter Anita DAHLIN of Brechin, Ontario, son Mike LEVINE and his wife, Rosie, of Toronto. He was the cherished grandpa of Corinna DAHLIN of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Matt LEVINE of Chicago. He is dearly loved and missed by his only sister, Laura EDELL of Syracuse, New York, her sons Mark of Las Vegas, David of New York City and their children, as well as by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Sam was a treasured member of Tula's family - the Marlins of Hamilton, the Sauve and Barnaby families of Ottawa will all miss him. He is also remembered by many dear Friends from his musical past, including former Toronto Symphony players Marilyn MEYER, Ruth BUDD and Murray GINSBERG, all of Toronto. Our family gratefully thanks the staff of Providence Centre for their care over the last six months. In Sam's memory, please enjoy the live music of your choice.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
CROCKER, Rodney William
After a courageous struggle with myelodysplasia on Sunday, February 6, 2005, at the age of 42. Devoted partner of Christine MEYER. Loving son of Violet and the late William CROCKER. Rod will be forever loved by his brother Karl RAHTINEN (Janna,) sister Judy (John BRIDGES,) Horst and Margaret MEYER, nieces, nephews and many Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A complete service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 3: 30 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
BUCEK, Gertrude Anna " Trude"
Peacefully at Leisureworld Scarborough, just before dawn on Saturday, February 26, 2005, in her 91st year. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, talented homemaker, gardener, arts enthusiast, antique collector and hostess extraordinaire, she went silently and very gently into that good night. Born in Vienna in the early months of World War 1, she lived in Austria and former Czechoslovakia until she emigrated to Canada in 1951 with her husband and four (soon to be five) young daughters. From her mother, Matilde BOUKAL, an opera singer, and her father Richard WALDEK, owner of the Grand Hotel Waldek in Pilsen, she inherited a love of opera and a remarkable sense of style. Friends and family have witnessed with sadness more than a decade of dramatically declining health. Her daughters are very grateful to caregivers Francine BARIT and more recently Brenda SYLVESTER, together with the dedicated staff of the 6th floor at Leisureworld Scarborough. Predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 63 years, Jaro, she is remembered with love by her daughters Olga KORPER (Leo MEYER,) Sylvia BUCEK, Trude MEYER (Wolfgang,) Mimi MARROCCO (Frank,) and Hélène BUCEK- MacKEY (Ernie.) Beloved "Babi" to Sasha KORPER (Gregory AXELSON), Kim MEYER- CECH (Alexander), Marc SELLITTO, Lilian MEYER- JANZEK (Andreas), Emily MARROCCO (Michael CONDOYANNIS), Phillip MEYER, Rachel DAVIES (Rob,) Angela MARROCCO and Ted MARROCCO. Great-grandmother of Taiga, Kirin, Jackson and Matthew. Visitation on Wednesday, March 2, 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at McDougall And Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (east of Brimley). Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 3 at 10: 30 a.m at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph Street (corner of Bay Street, one block north of Wellesley). Donations in her memory to the Canadian Opera Company or to the University of St. Michael's College (81 Saint Mary Street, Toronto, M5S 1J4) would be greatly appreciated.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
VAN DYKE, Daniel
Entered into rest at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 in his 80th year. Dan VAN DYKE of Innisfil formerly of Cannington was the beloved husband of Gladys ADDY and the late Barbara LEGRESLEY (1986.) Loving father of Sharon (Murray) MORTON of Holland Landing, Lorie (Scott) MEYER of Kirkfield, Barteld (Sheri) of Kirkfield, Daniel of Holland Landing and James (Jennifer) of Richmond Hill and father to Debbie STEELE of Barrie. Dearly remembered by nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Dearly remembered by sister Wupke and twin sister Jannie. Predeceased by brother Jan. Visitation from the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington on Friday, March 18 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
MEYER, Martin
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital, on Thursday, July 7th, 2005, in his 67th year. Martin, beloved husband of Jacqueline for 38 years. Loving father of André (Molly) and Robert (Trish). Dear brother of Theresia (Klaus) JAEGER and Manfred (Margaret) MEYER. Martin will be sadly missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in our Chapel on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Scarborough General Hospital (Oncology Department) or The Lung Cancer Association, would be appreciated.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
MEYER, J.C. "Jerry"
Passed away at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Donna. Loving father of Marilyn and Alex, Brenda and Bruce, and Janet and John. Dear grandfather of David, Rebecca and Robert. Jerry is survived by his sister Dorothy and brother Vincent. Jerry was a leading trainer of thoroughbred race horses in North America. Inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1999, J.C. was presented the Sovereign Award, as Canada's leading trainer in 1964, 1966 and 1969. His distinguished career began in 1949 and continued until today with stables operated in both Canada and the United States. In that time he won more than 2500 races and had more than 100 stakes winners, with winnings in excess of 19 million. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, prayers at 2 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. from St. Gregory's Church, 122 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. A reception in Jerry's memory will be held at Woodbine Racetrack, later in the afternoon.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
MEYER, Fritz
Departed the world peacefully, at his home, at the age of 90, surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. Best friend and loving husband of Renate for 50 years, wonderful Vati of Marianne (Norm KAPITAIN,) and Suzanne (Brian SMITHIES,) beloved Opa of Jamie (Heather,) Sean (Veomani,) and Greta, and great-grandfather of Kadyn, Cole Fritz, and Taryn. Fritz will be dearly remembered by Friends and family in Canada and Germany. He will be with us and loved forever. The Meyer family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Wolfgang GLAS of Germany, Dr. David SWARTZ of the Toronto Grace Palliative Care Program, and the staff of the Etobicoke Community Care Access Centre and the Dorothy Ley Hospice for their warmth, care and support. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday, October 7, 2005 from 2 p.m. until the time of the Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m., followed by a reception. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Grace Hospital - Palliative Care Unit or to the Dorothy Ley Hospice.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
McDONOUGH, Lulu "Lula" Olive (née CARSWELL)
Passed away suddenly at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site on October 29th, 2005. Born on October 17th, 1926 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Ezra CARSWELL (1960,) and Gertrude (EATON) CARSWELL (1967.) Predeceased by her husband Edward (1997) and her sisters Marjorey KOROLIK (1988) and Lillian SULLIVAN (2000) and her brother Gordon (1995) and granddaughter Laura McDONOUGH (2001.) She is survived by her three children, Linda McDONOUGH of Oshawa, Bryan McDONOUGH and his wife Debby of Shediac, New Brunswick and Brenda McDONOUGH of Etobicoke and by her sister Joyce CARSWELL of Toronto. Loving grandmother to Krista (Jeremy MEYER) in Shediac, New Brunswick and Cassandra in Etobicoke. Great-grandmother to Madison, also in Shediac, New Brunswick. Friends will be received at the "Eglinton Chapel" of McDougall and Brown Funeral Homes, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (just east of Dufferin) on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
WALKER, Gladys Muriel (MEYER)
Peacefully at Versa Care Rexdale on Saturday, November 5, 2005. Gladys WALKER, in her 89th year, beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of John and his wife Colleen. Loving grandmother of Emily and her husband Steven TITUS, and Robert. Sadly missed by sisters Georgina STYLES, Sonia SMITH, Isabelle LOCKE, Barbara VINCUN and brother Hunter MEYER. Predeceased by sister Ellen and brothers Duncan and Wallace. Gladys MEYER served as a Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps from 1940-1946, stationed in Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. She was Mentioned in Dispatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service and awarded the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, C.V.S.M. and Clasp, and War Medal 1939-45. Heartfelt thanks to caregivers Beth, Ruth from Red Cross, and staff at Versa Care Rexdale for their kindness and compassion. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Wednesday 12 noon. Funeral service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
FRASER, Ruth D.
After a short battle with cancer, at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Friday, December 2, 2005. Beloved wife of the late W.J.T. (Tommy) FRASER. Loving mother of Doug, AnnMarie and her husband Dieter MEYER, and Rob and his wife Bertha. Dear grandmother of Tammy and Caitlin, and sister of Bob TURNEY and Joan WOOD, and the late Angus and Margaret. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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MEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
VALSAMIS, Elaine (née SAVAGE)
It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces Elaine's passing on Monday, December 12, 2005, at age 55, surrounded at home by her family and Friends. Elaine had a natural ability with children and dedicated her life to young people with special needs who meant so much to her. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will always be treasured by the many hearts she touched. She is fondly remembered by her beloved husband John and their children Michael, Richard, Joanna, and Nicholas. She was a loving daughter of William SAVAGE and late Gladys SAVAGE, and a dear sister of Susan (Bill) MEYER and Janet (Malcolm) OAKES, and a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews. Elaine will be missed by all of her family, Friends, colleagues and students. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 14 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.

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