MIDDAUGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-07 published
RUTLEDGE, Bruce
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences, University Hospital, on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005, Bruce RUTLEDGE of London in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Shirley. Cherished father of Brenda and her husband Greg MIDDAUGH of Hillsburgh, Dianne and her husband Doug KENNEDY of Meaford, and the late Brian RUTLEDGE (1978.) Loving grandfather of Remily MIDDAUGH also of Hillsburgh. Dear brother of Bob and his wife Eva of Port Franks, Harold RUTLEDGE (deceased 1995) and his wife Marion of London, Ken (deceased 2003) and his wife Rosemarie of Sundre, Alberta, Dorothy (deceased 2005,) and Madeline (deceased 2001) and her husband Bill HILL of Ilderton. Bruce was a member of The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc., Vice-president, and President of the London Club (International Association of Printing House Craftsmen), International Deputy Governor, and International Governor of District Three (International Association of Printing House Craftsmen). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funearl Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, October 8th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Phillip UPTGROVE officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bruce are asked to consider Jesse's Journey (The Foundation for Gene and Cell Therapy).

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MIDDAUGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-02 published
SMITH, Harold Wesley
At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, Harold Wesley SMITH of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Stella G. (MIDDAUGH) SMITH. Dear father of Elizabeth Jane "Betty" BANKES of London. Dear brother of Lloyd SMITH and his wife Marg of London. Predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Orville SMITH and his sisters Beatrice HOWE and Irene BOYSE. Dear brother-in-law of Ivan HOWE of Ingersoll, Mary SMITH, Muriel SIFTON and Marg MIDDAUGH all of London. Also loved by his grand_son Jason BANKES of London and missed by many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be conducted in the chapel. of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, December 2nd. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MIDDAUGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
DAWE, Annie A. (née MIDDAUGH)
At Deer Park Villa, Grimsby on Sunday, June 12, 2005. Annie DAWE (née MIDDAUGH) formerly of Beamsville, age 97 years. Wife of the late Gordon (1985) and dear mother of Donald and Gloria DAWE of Grimsby and Kenneth DAWE and Eva KATO of Toronto. Grandmother of Jason DAWE and Sheri and Dave EVANS and great-grandmother of Natasha and Jacob. Sister of Wilfred MIDDAUGH of St. Catharines. Mrs. DAWE is at the Tallman Funeral Home, 4998 King Street, Beamsville, where the family will receive Friends on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-8: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, June 16, at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow in Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville. If desired, donation to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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MIDDAUGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-26 published
VAN KAMPEN, Lloyd
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Thursday, June 23, 2005 in his 87th year; beloved husband of almost 62 years to Claire HES; loved father of Jenny CAMPBELL and her husband Bill of Mississauga, Anne MIDDAUGH and her husband Terry of Manotick and Larry and his wife Rosanne BENNETT of British Columbia; dear grandfather of Robert, Stephanie, Aimee, Darrel and Darcy and great-grandfather of Jessica; dearest brother of Rob, Rika and Jantje. A memorial service will be held at the Burns United Church, Mono Centre on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 2 hours prior to service time. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Burns United Church would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Lloyd in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com).

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MIDDAUGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
SCHACHTER, Gordon
On Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Lakeridge Health Centre - Port Perry Site. Gordon SCHACHTER, beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father and father-in-law of Shirley SCHACHTER, Philip and Norma SCHACHTER, Robert and Kathleen SCHACHTER, and Linda and Peter MIDDAUGH. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Rachel FRANCOZ, Rose HARRISON, and Max SCHACHTER. Devoted grandfather of Rebecca; Carley, Samantha, Jonathan; Meaghan, Matthew; Ryan, Keraden, and Kevin. He was a flight officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Oshawa Congregation Section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 416-967-5900.

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MIDDEGAAL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
REYNOLDS, Gordon John (1908-2005)
Peacefully at the home of his loving caregivers, Robert and Dayle REYNOLDS on Thursday, April 21, 2005, in his 97th year. Survived by his wife Catherine, and brother Steve REYNOLDS. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Sr. Nora REYNOLDS of London, Maryanne MIDDEGAAL and husband Hank of London, Joan REID and husband Pat of Windsor, Robert REYNOLDS and wife Dayle of Ottawa. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren; Colleen CURRIE, Brenda MULLIN, Kevin, Brian and Steve MIDDEGAAL, Patrick and Jennifer REID, James REYNOLDS and Michelle SABBAH, and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Jane REYNOLDS (VERBEEM,) brother Frank REYNOLDS, Sr. Cyril REYNOLDS, sons James and Paul REYNOLDS and foster daughter Linda Chase McCANN.

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MIDDEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
TAFFEIREN, Jean Bernida
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and Nana, Jean Bernida TAFFEIREN of Chatham on Friday, April 29, 2005. Born in Wallaceburg, beloved wife of the late James C. TAFFEIREN (October 14, 2001.) Dear mother of James H. TAFFEIREN of Boston, Massachusetts, Susan KISER and her husband Wayne of London and Andrew G. TAFFEIREN and his wife Rita of Chatham. Loving Nana of Jennifer, Jocelyn, Jillian and Julie Kiser of London, Rachael (TAFFEIREN) and Brent MIDDEL, Pamela, Jacqueline and Andrea TAFFEIREN of Chatham. Sister of Delmar McFADDEN of Brampton.
Jean was a registered nurse for over 30 years. She was a graduate of the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Jean was a member of the Heather Club, May Court Club and was actively involved with Park Street Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Monday from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at 1: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from Park Street United Church, Chatham with Reverend Gayle LUCAS- ROTH officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made by cheque to the Heather Club appreciated. On-line condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MIDDEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-08 published
TAFFEIREN, Jean Bernida
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and Nana, Jean Bernida TAFFEIREN of Chatham on Friday, April 29, 2005. Born in Wallaceburg, beloved wife of the late James C. TAFFEIREN (October 14, 2001.) Dear mother of James H. TAFFEIREN of Boston, Massachusetts, Susan KISER and her husband Wayne of London and Andrew G. TAFFEIREN and his wife Rita of Chatham. Loving Nana of Jennifer, Jocelyn, Jillian and Julie KISER of London, Rachael (TAFFEIREN) and Brent MIDDEL, Pamela, Jacqueline and Andrea TAFFEIREN of Chatham. Sister of Delmar McFADDEN of Brampton. Jean was a registered nurse for over 30 years. She was a graduate of the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Jean was a member of the Heather Club, May Court Club and was actively involved with Park Street Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Monday from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at 1: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from Park Street United Church, Chatham with Rev. Gayle LUCAS- ROTH officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made by cheque to the Heather Club appreciated. On-line condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MIDDLEBRO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-30 published
BLEICH, Eleanor Grace - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
All Claims against the Estate of Eleanor Grace BLEICH Late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, who died on or about the 27th day of April, 2005, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustees on or before the 21st day of July, 2005; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Owen Sound this 27th day of June, 2005.
William George CAMPBELL, Robert A. CAMPBELL and David Brian CAMPBELL, Estate Trustees
by their Solicitors,
Middlebro' and Stevens LLP
1030 2nd Avenue East, P.O. Box 100
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 5P1
Attn: John H.E. (MIDDLEBRO'Sr..) 376-8730
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MIDDLEBROOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her five brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Rd E (1 Block west of Hurontario St) Mississauga on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1: 00 p.m.. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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MIDDLEBROOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
OUELLETTE, Wayne Frederick
Peacefully, at London's University Hospital, on March 16, 2005, in his 33rd year. Dear son of Doreen OUELLETTE (née TINKLER) and Wayne D. OUELLETTE. Loving brother of Valerie JOHNSTON and her husband Bob, and Joanne MIDDLEBROOK and her husband Bruce. Sadly missed by nieces Alysia, Sherry, and Stephanie, and nephews Darryl and Scottie. Wayne will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins, and by his best Friends Greg and Virginia, Stan, Mike, Brian and Maddie. Wayne touched the lives of many who remember him as a good friend. Having his pilot's license, Wayne's passion was to build and fly airplanes and he was a proud member of the Recreational Aircraft Association and he was an avid outdoorsman. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), for visitation on Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m., followed by cremation. Donations in Wayne's memory to the Sick Children's Hospital or the World Wildlife Fund Canada would be appreciated.

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MIDDLEBROOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
MORROW, Margaret Norine (MIDDLEBROOK)
At Seven Oaks Home For The Aged, Scarborough Ontario, on June 29, 2005. Norine MIDDLEBROOK, beloved wife of the late J. Elmer MORROW, formerly of Newmarket. Dear sister of Dalton and Wilfred MIDDLEBROOK, both of Creemore. Predeceased by sisters Dora MIDDLEBROOK, Marie MIDDLEBROOK, and Myrtle GOULD, and brothers Harry and Frank MIDDLEBROOK. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the Fifth Floor Staff of Seven Oaks for their care and kindness. Special thanks to Evelyn LOGAN for her private care and Friendship. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Creemore Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MIDDLEBROOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE, beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her 5 brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and MIDDLEBROOK Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1 p.m. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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MIDDLEDORP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
KARATSU, Peter
With grace and dignity passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and Friends. Peter will be dearly missed by his loving wife, soulmate and best friend Roula. Cherished father, friend and golfing buddy to his son John and his wife Donna. Dear father of Elaine (Barry), predeceased by his son Wayne, grandfather of Blake, Brandon, Brent and Christine. Peter is survived by his brother Rennie, sister Ceilia MATSUBA, Norah and Ted ODA. Ruby and Jack MIDDLEDORP. Predeceased by sisters Marie, Alice, Ivy and Gloria. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews as well as relatives in Greece and Japan. Visitation will take place at the Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000, on Monday, June 20th from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral service at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3125 Bayview Ave. on Tuesday, June 21st at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. May His Memory Be Eternal.

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MIDDLEKAMP o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-07 published
ROPPEL, Jessie Mae (STANFORD)
At Elgin Lodge in Port Elgin on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, at the age of 85 years. The former Jessie STANFORD, wife of the late Clifford ROPPEL, mother of Ed and his wife, Donna, and Keith and his wife, Jean, all of the former Bruce Twp., Linda and her husband, Allen JAYNES of Kipling, Saskatchewan and Joyce and her husband, Don SMITH, of Port Elgin. "Grandma Jessie" to Matthew SMITH, Laurie-Anne SIROIS, Patrick ROPPEL, Christopher ROPPEL, Mark ROPPEL, Jon JAYNES, Jennifer MIDDLEKAMP and Ryan Roppel GUY. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ruby ROPPEL and a daughter-in-law, Ann GUY. Mrs. ROPPEL is predeceased by her son, Donald George ROPPEL, by granddaughter, Mary Ann ROPPEL and by her brother, Harry. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 6th. Funeral Service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with the Reverend Janet SINCLAIR officiating. Interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation M.R.I. Fund, or to Underwood United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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MIDDLEKOOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
WOODARD, Olive (ARMSTRONG)
At St. Joseph's Life Care Centre, Brantford on Friday, December 23, 2005, of Waterford in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Roy WOODARD. Dear mother of Charles (Helen,) Ruth POHORESKY (Maurice,) Eileen MIDDLEKOOP (Steve,) and Linda BAKKER (Victor.) Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Helen McMILLEN and brother James ARMSTRONG. Friends may call at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Donations to the March of Dimes or Norfolk General Hospital C.T. Scan would be appreciated by the family. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

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MIDDLEMISS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-17 published
DYKEMAN, Rita (née MIDDLEMISS)
Peacefully after a long struggle with cancer at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Sunday, June 12, 2005. Rita DYKEMAN of Tara in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Ron DYKEMAN. Dear mother of Sarah and her husband Lewis CATTO of Tara, Laura DYKEMAN and her fiancé Bill of Owen Sound and Jeff DYKEMAN of Tara. Lovingly remembered by her three grandchildren Katie, Meg and Emily. Loving daughter of Ruth MIDDLEMISS of Drayton Valley, Alberta. Sister of Jean and her husband Eric BAGG of Guelph and Ken MIDDLEMISS and his wife Val of Drayton Valley, Alberta. Predeceased by her father Stuart MIDDLEMISS. A memorial service for Rita will be held for family and Friends at Port Elgin Missionary Church, 659 Gustavus Street, Port Elgin, Ontario on Monday, June 20th at 7: 00 p.m. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the charity of your choice, which may be placed through the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710.
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MIDDLEMISS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
MIDDLEMISS, Sonia
In loving memory of a dear wife and best friend, mother and grandmother Sonia, who passed away 6 years ago today, January 10, 1999.
We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name,
We have so many memories,
And your picture in a frame.
Our hearts still ache with sadness,
In silences our tears still flow,
For what it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
Sadly missed and loved, and always remembered by husband Bill, daughter Diane, son Stephen and grandchildren Matthew and Stephanie.

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MIDDLEMISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-01 published
Michael FITZ- JAMES, Editor: 1951-2005
Founding editor of a string of magazines for lawyers used tabloid techniques and a tart tongue to force the legal profession to live up to its lofty standards
By Kirk MAKIN, Friday, April 1, 2005, Page S7
As a writer and newsroom leader, Michael FITZ- JAMES goaded those in high places with the same exuberance he brought to the outlandish tales he penned for supermarket tabloids.
It made him a most unlikely figure to force-march the staid, unimaginative practice of legal journalism into the modern age yet, that is precisely what he did. Over the course of his career, he stirred to life several thriving legal publications and inspired a generation of legal writers who had either trained under his insistent standards or were forced to compete with them.
"It is generally accepted that Mike pretty well invented legal journalism in Canada," said Jeffrey MILLER, a veteran columnist and author of several books. "Before that, most of what existed was self-serving and without news value. For him, there were no sacred cows -- which at first was a terrible shock to the legal community."
The son of a doctor who practised in London, Ontario, Mr. FITZ- JAMES's entry into legal journalism was as unorthodox as the man. A graduate of McGill University's law program, he was repulsed by the fustiness and unrelenting stress of a legal practice.
At the same time, Mr. FITZ- JAMES was a natural raconteur who delighted in telling offbeat or lurid stories. Casting about for anything that paid a salary, he gravitated to the racy world of Montreal tabloid journalism. On a try-out assignment at the National Examiner, an editor told Mr. FITZ- JAMES to compose a tabloid story based on a recipe for Mexican hot-pepper soup clipped from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
"Tequila-drinking Mexicans are known to medical science as the world's worst alcoholics," Mr. FITZ- JAMES wrote. "But thanks to an all-natural, just-discovered hangover cure, they can lead normal lives again."
Mr. FITZ- JAMES was hired on the spot. He quickly honed a talent for spotting story angles from which he could spin the leanest of facts into the most expansive of stories. He would go on to write such classics as "Bigfoot Stole my Wife," and "U.F.O. Base Under Lake Ontario." Eventually, however, the tabloids pulled up stakes or went under. Mr. FITZ- JAMES began searching for a new income and, perhaps, a more meaningful job.
It was 1982, and the newly enacted Charter of Rights and Freedoms was reverberating through every area of law. Judges had acquired broad new powers, legislators were compelled to draft laws with an eye to their constitutionality, and lawyers were about to see their profession acquire a radically new image.
It was the perfect time for Mr. FITZ- JAMES to act as founding editor of the Ontario Lawyers Weekly -- the first publication aimed at lawyers that seriously explored their cases, their practice, their ethics and their gossip. "Together, the newly patriated Constitution and the newly crafted legal newspaper bore witness to -- and participated in -- the growing up of Canadian law," Mr. MILLER said.
Many believed that the newsweekly would not last, but they had not reckoned with Mr. FITZ- JAMES's determination. A ruddy, imposing figure with a booming voice, he had a manic capacity for work and drove those under him to show the same. A prolific writer and a powerhouse of an editor, he wrote or commissioned articles not just about appellate decisions and changes to the Mechanics Lien Act, but about dubious judges and the rate at which governing benchers were draining the wine-cellar at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
It was a novel approach, one born of Mr. FITZ- JAMES's dismay over prevailing notions of legal journalism. News coverage had hitherto been confined to lurid crime stories; judges and lawyers felt they had every right to shut their doors to scrutiny. The newspaper eventually went national, becoming The Lawyers Weekly. Mr. FITZ- JAMES left, briefly ran a legal database and the Law Times newspaper, then began a seven-year stint as editor of Canadian Lawyer, a magazine based in Aurora, Ontario
"For Mike, law and journalism were blood sport," said Jim MIDDLEMISS, a legal journalist who would ultimately write hundreds of articles for The Lawyers Weekly and Canadian Lawyer with Mr. FITZ- JAMES at the helm. "He thrived on the thrust and parry of a good legal argument, and relished the controversy that follows a good news story. But he was always fair, and his ethics were second to none."
Mr. MIDDLEMISS recently recorded an interview with him in which Mr. FITZ- JAMES reminisced about lawyers with his trademark, irreverent élan.
"In the 1980s, lawyers were a lot dumber than they are today," Mr. FITZ- JAMES said, his speech weakened by the latter stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. "There were a lot of middle-aged white men clogging the way in the Ontario legal profession. You had only to go to court and see them plead to realize you were in a real-life Rumpole of the Bailey. It was astonishing how low the standards were."
Creating a thriving newspaper for a community one ridicules so freely is no small feat. Yet Mr. FITZ- JAMES managed it because his provocative nature was tempered by a nose for news and a sincere love of the law itself. He was fond of describing himself as "a compassionate anarchist" whose tart-tongued criticisms were aimed at forcing the legal profession to live up to its lofty standards.
Throughout, Mr. FITZ- JAMES never lost his love of sensational stories. He turned it into a lucrative career, writing and broadcasting under the pseudonym Harold FISKE.
For 13 years, the FISKE character appeared weekly on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's Basic Black show, interviewing psychics or U.F.O. spotters, and telling tales about quirky individuals. In 1999, Mr. FITZ- JAMES even wrote a book -- Hack Like Me -- as Harold FISKE. Accepting the Harvey Southam Editorial Career Award a couple of years ago, Mr. FITZ- JAMES insisted there was honour in even his oddest stories: "The abductees I wrote about were real people, and always faithfully quoted."
As a writer, Mr. FITZ- JAMES possessed a sweeping command of technical detail and developments. As a manager, he was a rare, real-life depiction of a figure largely invented by Hollywood screenwriters the volcanic newsroom editor who lives large in every way.
"He was a passionate, fiery, opinionated, curious man whose enthusiasm for his work never seemed to flag," Mr. MIDDLEMISS recalled. "Michael was also better informed about the law and legal developments than any other writer I have known in the field in the past 25 years."
Mr. FITZ- JAMES also delighted in being profane, provocative and challenging.
"As an editor, he was mercurial," said Mr. MILLER. "He was hard living, rampantly intelligent, outrageous for effect and his own amusement, funny, deeply read, fiercely loyal to his writers and Friends, and extremely gifted at getting out an interesting media product on a regular basis."
Mr. FITZ- JAMES took quiet pride in the central role he played in transforming legal coverage. Shortly before his death, he expressed satisfaction to Mr. MIDDLEMISS that the focus he had helped put on the legal system "has made law less arrogant and more accessible not just to lawyers, but to everybody."
At the same time, he never lost sight of the fleeting significance of journalism and its practitioners. In an epilogue to Hack Like Me, he wrote: "I avoid disappointments in life because I always expect to be fired next Thursday, fifteen minutes before quitting time."
Michael FITZ- JAMES was born on January 18, 1951, in London, Ontario He died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, on March 27, 2005. He was 54. He is survived by his children Alec, Megan and Thea, and by their mother, Ruth. He also leaves his sisters Meriel, Bronwyn and Athlyn.
A memorial will be held today at 4: 30 p.m. at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., in Toronto.

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MIDDLESTADT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
DONNENFIELD, Lillian
Peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2005. Lily DONNENFIELD, beloved wife of the late Samuel DONNENFIELD. Loving mother of Joanne SMITH and Stan FISHER, and Larry and Johanna DONNENFIELD of Scottsdale. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Morris and Audrey WILSON, Bertha and William SAVLOV, Barbara and the late Sydney WILSON, Rochelle and the late Lou WILSON, Annette and the late George DONNENFIELD, Florence and the late Eddy DONNENFIELD, and the late Issy and Ruth WILSON, Frank and Bobbi WILSON, Esther and Albert MIDDLESTADT, Bob and Gert DONNENFIELD, Rose DONNENFIELD, and Laura and Harry JEFFREY. Devoted grandmother of Julie and Larry KESHEN, Alison SMITH and Billy TISCHLER, Katherine and Adam BLACK, and the late Adam DONNENFIELD and Biz Nona of Sam, Rachel, Cole and Jacqui and G.G. of Arieh and Eitan. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. If desired, donations may be made to the Lily Donnenfield memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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MIDDLESTADT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-09 published
DONNENFIELD, Lillian
Peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2005. Lily DONNENFIELD, beloved wife of the late Samuel DONNENFIELD. Loving mother of Joanne SMITH and Stan FISHER, and Larry and Johanna DONNENFIELD of Scottsdale. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Morris and Audrey WILSON, Bertha and William SAVLOV, Barbara and the late Sydney WILSON, Rochelle and the late Lou WILSON, Annette and the late George DONNENFIELD, Florence and the late Eddy DONNENFIELD, and the late Issy and Ruth WILSON, Frank and Bobbi WILSON, Esther and Albert MIDDLESTADT, Bob and Gert DONNENFIELD, Rose DONNENFIELD, and Laura and Harry JEFFREY. Devoted grandmother of Julie and Larry KESHEN, Alison SMITH and Billy TISCHLER, Katherine and Adam BLACK, and the late Adam DONNENFIELD and Biz Nona of Sam, Rachel, Cole and Jacqui and G.G. of Arieh and Eitan. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. If desired, donations may be made to the Lily Donnenfield memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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MIDDLESTEAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
WALZ, Sandra June (née MIDDLESTEAD)
At Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga on December 29, 2004. Dear Mom of Deanne and her husband Lorenzo, Trevor and his partner Jennifer, and Jamie. Dear Grandma of Nicole and Joshua. Loving sister of Beverly and her husband Roy. Aunt and cousin to many. Predeceased by her father Frank and mother Emma of Kitchener. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of 1E at Credit Valley Hospital, whose compassion and care aided greatly to Sandra's well being during her stay. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephens on-the-Hill United Church, 998 Indian Road, Mississauga on January 4, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. If desired, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Neweduk Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-23 published
KING, Thomas William
Of Port Elgin, and formerly of Walkerton, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, on Monday, March 21st, 2005, in his 92nd year. Survived by his children, Elizabeth and Jack O'HAGAN, of Walkerton, Thomas and Agnes, of Walkerton, Beverley and James HILBORN, of Cambridge, Anne KING, of Waterloo, Susan KING and Fred CREED, of Kitchener, Nancy and Al YAECK, of Oshawa, James and Donna, of Smithfield, Edward and Aya, of Ottawa; Joan and Vince VAN EMPEL, of Milton. Grandfather of eighteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and his sister, Rosanne FLETCHER, of Burlington. Tom will also be missed by Peter and Joan McCANNEL and family, of Port Elgin. Predeceased by his wife, Rita ANSTETT brothers, Frank and Owen; parents, William and Margaret (McGLYNN) KING and dear friend and companion, Edith MIDDLETON . Private family visitation and service will be held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Walkerton. Memorial donations to The Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-11 published
MIDDLETON , Marie Helen (née MILLER)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday, October 10th, 2005, in her 86th year. Marie Helen MIDDLETON (née MILLER.) The beloved wife of the late Rosswell Stanley MIDDLETON . Loving mother of Donna and her husband, Don SMITH, Sue Ann and her husband, Ordane MORRIS, Ardell and her husband William BODDY, Keith MIDDLETON and his wife, Sheilla, Patricia and her husband, Dermott SWEENEY and Valerie and her husband, Brad THOMPSETT. Loving grandmother of twenty-one grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Pat (Mrs. Joe SULLIVAN.) Sister-in-law of Marjorie (Mrs. Stanley SEWELL.) Specially remembered by Dorothy MILLER. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Clarabelle and by two brothers, Willard and Kenneth. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Thursday morning at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. A Vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to The Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Saint Mary's Church Charities would be appreciated by the family.
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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-24 published
SPENCE, Lloyd M.
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday afternoon, November 23rd, 2005. In his 86th year, Lloyd M. SPENCE the loving husband of Eleanor B. SPENCE (née BENEDICT.) Loving father of Laurie and her husband Robert WRIGHT, Sheilla and her husband Keith MIDDLETON , Patricia and her husband Tom WALLER, and Janice and her husband Allan WILCOX. The loved grandfather of ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kenneth SPENCE. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Helen. (Mrs. Tom MORRIS,) and by three brothers Alex, Gordon and Earl. Lloyd and Eleanor farmed in Syndenham for over forty-three years. Lloyd served as the Sydenham Treasurer for twenty-three years before retiring. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Saturday from 7: 00 to 9:00 and Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend David STEAD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery, Annan. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-25 published
SPENCE, Lloyd M.
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday afternoon, November 23rd, 2005. In his 86th year, Lloyd M. SPENCE the loving husband of Eleanor B. SPENCE (née BENEDICT.) Loving father of Laurie and her husband Robert WRIGHT, Sheilla and her husband Keith MIDDLETON , Patricia and her husband Tom WALLER, and Janice and her husband Allan WILCOX. The loved grandfather of ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kenneth SPENCE. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Helen. (Mrs. Tom MORRIS,) and by three brothers Alex, Gordon and Earl. Lloyd and Eleanor farmed in Syndenham for over forty-three years. Lloyd served as the Sydenham Treasurer for twenty-three years before retiring. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Saturday from 7: 00 to 9:00 and Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend David STEAD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery, Annan. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-28 published
SPENCE, Lloyd
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday afternoon, November 23rd, 2005. In his 86th year, Lloyd M. SPENCE the loving husband of Eleanor B. SPENCE (née BENEDICT.) Loving father of Laurie and her husband Robert WRIGHT, Sheilla and her husband Keith MIDDLETON , Patricia and her husband Tom WALLER, and Janice and her husband Allan WILCOX. The loved grandfather of ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kenneth SPENCE. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Helen. (Mrs. John MORRIS,) and by three brothers Alex, Gordon and Earl. Lloyd and Eleanor farmed in Syndenham for over forty-three years. Lloyd served as the Sydenham Treasurer for twenty-three years before retiring. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Saturday from 7: 00 to 9:00 and Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend David STEAD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery, Annan. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-31 published
SIMMONS, John Frederick " Jack"
Peacefully, at Huronview, Clinton, on January 29, 2005, John Frederick "Jack" SIMMONS, formerly of Hensall, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Betty SIMMONS of Hensall. Dear father of Lois and George GODBOLT of Exeter, Joan and Bob MIDDLETON of Wingham, Jackie and Jim MARTIN of Scotland and Dale and Stephen BLAND of Grand Bend. Loving grandfather of Fred and Christina GODBOLT, Matthew GODBOLT and Venessa, Julie GODBOLT and Kasey, Rob and Lisa MIDDLETON , Sarah MIDDLETON , David and Tracey MARTIN and Morgan BLAND and one great-grand_son Brady MARTIN. Sadly missed by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Munn family. Predeceased by his parents Frederick J. and Alda (DINSDALE) SIMMONS. Jack served as a Navy Officer from 1943-1945 with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall on Monday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the Hensall United Church on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Fred DARKE officiating. Spring interment in Hensal Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hensall United Church or Hensall Union Cemetery. A Legion Service will be held on Monday at 6: 30 p.m. under the auspices of Royal Canadian Legion Hensall Branch #468, J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jack SIMMONS.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
MIDDLETON , Robert "Glenn"
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, February 14, 2005, Robert "Glenn" MIDDLETON of Hickson in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lois Jean MIDDLETON (née DICKSON/DIXON) for over 53 years. Dear father of Brian and his wife Shirley of Hickson, Don and his wife Mary Ann of Woodstock, Karen SCHWARTZENTRUBER and her husband Keith of Shakespeare and Brenda BONIS and her husband Rob of Lindsay. Loved grandfather of Darryl, Amanda, Melissa, Jason, Jeremy (Mandy), Jeff, Josh, Joey, Jordan, Kelly (John), Kim, (Erik), Jeff (Leah), Greg, Kyle, Angela and step grandfather of Scott (Ashley) and Eric. Dear brother of Evelyn WOOD of Burlington and Ivan and his wife Bernice of Stratford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Dorothy (1996).
Glenn taught in Woodstock and area for over 37 years, drove school bus for over 15 years with Scott Bus Lines, was a longtime member of the Hickson United Church, Southgate Centre and the Woodstock and Tavistock Horticultural Society. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1: 30 pm with Reverend Anne ESTELL officiating. Interment in the McTavish Cemetery. Contributions to the Southgate Centre, Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
SLOTA, Ina (1921-2005)
Peacefully at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre on Good Friday, March 25, 2005, in her 84th year. Loving wife of Frank SLOTA for the past 62 years. Much loved mother of Mary Ann and Gary MIDDLETON , Michael and Brenna SLOTA, and Sandra BESTER. Best Grammy of Meaghan and Emily Kate MIDDLETON , and Trevor, Shawn, and Tarah SLOTA. Ina will also be sadly missed by her good friend Lu McINTOSH, and her many golfing buddies at Rockway Golf Course. A special thank-you to the extraordinary nursing staff at Eby House of Columbia Forest for their kindness and compassion. At Ina's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday April 10, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. at 530 Cairncroft Place, Waterloo. In Ina's memory, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo. Condolences/Donations www.edwardrgood.com. 519-745-8445.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-27 published
SLOTA, Ina (1921-2005)
Peacefully at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre on Good Friday, March 25, 2005, in her 84th year. Loving wife of Frank SLOTA for the past 62 years. Much loved mother of Mary Ann and Gary MIDDLETON , Michael and Brenna SLOTA, and Sandra BESTER. Best Grammy of Meaghan and Emily Kate MIDDLETON , and Trevor, Shawn, and Tarah SLOTA. Ina will also be sadly missed by her good friend Lu McINTOSH, and her many golfing buddies at Rockway Golf Course. A special thank-you to the extraordinary nursing staff at Eby House of Columbia Forest for their kindness and compassion. At Ina's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday April 10, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. at 530 Cairncroft Place, Waterloo. In Ina's memory, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo. Condolences/Donations www.edwardrgood.com. 519-745-8445.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-01 published
SLOTA, Ina (April 11, 1921-March 25, 2005)
Peacefully, on Good Friday, March 25, 2005 in her 84t h year. Loving wife of Frank SLOTA for the past 62 years. Much loved mother of Mary Ann and Gary MIDDLETON , Michael and Brenna SLOTA, and Sandra BESTER. Best " Grammy" of Meaghan and Emily Kate MIDDLETON and Trevor, Shawn and Tarah SLOTA. At Ina's request, cremation has take place. A memorial gathering to celebrate Ina's life will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2005 from 2-4 pm at 530 Cairncroft Place, Waterloo. All Friends and family welcome. Condolences/Donations/Flowers. www.edwardgood.com 519-745-8445

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
SLOTA, Ina (April 11, 1921-March 25, 2005)
Peacefully, on Good Friday, March 25, 2005 in her 84t h year. Loving wife of Frank SLOTA for the past 62 years. Much loved mother of Mary Ann and Gary MIDDLETON , Michael and Brenna SLOTA, and Sandra BESTER. Best " Grammy" of Meaghan and Emily Kate MIDDLETON and Trevor, Shawn and Tarah SLOTA. At Ina's request, cremation has take place. A memorial gathering to celebrate Ina's life will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2005 from 2-4 pm at 530 Cairncroft Place, Waterloo. All Friends and family welcome. Condolences/Donations/Flowers. www.edwardgood.com 519-745-8445

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-16 published
MIDDLETON , Lucille
Peacefully on Friday May 13, 2005 at the Sunrise Nursing Home, Mississauga, Lucille MIDDLETON in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband James, and her sister Dorothy SAINT_MARIE of Trail, British Columbia, Former member of the Boulevard Club. Fondly remembered by her many Friends in Mississauga and London, Ontario. Will be sadly missed by her longtime friend and caregiver June PAUL. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday May 18, 2005 from 9: 30 a.m. until 10:30 am. then to St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga (at Tomken Road) for Funeral Mass at 11a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-07 published
MIDDLETON , Hazel (née BILLARD)
It is with great sadness that the family of Hazel MIDDLETON announces her passing at Longworth Long Term Care, London, July 5th, peacefully, with her family at her side. Predeceased by Clifford MIDDLETON , her loving husband for more than 50 years, her parents Dennis and Mary BILLARD, and sisters Blanche MORPHEW and Marion PURVES. Dearly loved mother of Mary Jane RIVARD and her husband Louis of London, and son John MIDDLETON and his partner Kate STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Duncan, British Columbia. Loved grandmother of Dennis, Heather, Sandra, Selchie and Cyrano, and great-grandma to Olivia Clare. Also survived by sisters Dorothy McKINNON and Audrey FALTINSON of Sarnia, and many nieces and nephews. Hazel was a long time resident of Sarnia where she worked for many years at Sears, and was an active member of Parker St. United Church, before moving to London to be close to her daughter and family. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin St. London, Friday July 8th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment of ashes at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia, Monday July 11th at 1: 00 p.m. for the family. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Hazel are asked to consider The Alzheimer's Society. Forest City Cremation Services 675-0772

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
MIDDLETON , Valbert "Val" C.
Suddenly at his late residence in Granton, on Sunday, October 23, 2005 Valbert (Val) C. MIDDLETON in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (PRATT) MIDDLETON (2001.) Dear father of Linda and Don CLIPPERTON and Charlene and Brian KNAPMAN all of London and Carol, Fred and Dan MIDDLETON all of Granton. Dear grandfather of Jamie and Teresa CLIPPERTON, Shane and Shari CLIPPERTON and Timmy CLIPPERTON; Derek MIDDLETON;; and Lacey and Kyle KNAPMAN and great-grandfather of Travis, Dustin, Katie and Sam CLIPPERTON. Also survived by sisters Laurette and Jessie and brothers Marvin, Lyle and Glen. Special friend of Bonnie and Ken LAMBOURN. Predeceased by a daughter Sharon, sisters Viola and Pearl and brothers Gerald, Delbert, Robert and Bill. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Douglas STORY officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, London. Donations to Parkwood Hospital Foundation for Veterans would be appreciated by the family. There will be a masonic service in the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. under the auspices of Granton Lodge #483 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-09 published
SCHEFTER, Gladys (WAKEFIELD)
At Sterling Heights Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Tuesday, November 8, 2005. Gladys (WAKEFIELD) SCHEFTER, in her 100th years, beloved wife of the late Herman SCHEFTER (1966.) Dear mother of Father Charles SCHEFTER of Cambridge; William (Bill) and his wife Judy of Guelph; Mary JOHNSON and her husband Allan of London; Marilyn NORRIS and her husband Ray of Cambridge and the late Austin and Verda. Dear mother-in-law of the late Ray MIDDLETON . Loved grandma of Kelly WALLACE and her husband Steve; Patti and Michelle SCHEFTER Mark JOHNSON and his wife Vivian; Chris JOHNSON and his wife Michelle; Jackie and Jennifer JOHNSON; Patti HOWATT and her husband Bill; Janet SCHLITT; Rick and Brad MIDDLETON;; Bryan NORRIS and the late David MIDDLETON and ten great-grandchildren. A resident of Guelph most of her life, Gladys was a founding member and former president of Sacred Heart Church C.W.L. and a more recent member of Holy Rosary Church C.W.L. and a long time member of the former Hunt Bridge Club and an ardent duplicate bridge player. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, (Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.) Funeral on Friday morning, November 11th. to Sacred Heart Church, Alice Street, Guelph, for Funeral Mass at 10: 00 o'clock. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. Vigil Prayers on Thursday evening at 8: 45 o'clock. As expression of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; Mass Cards or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home (519) 821-5077) or condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-20 published
HENRY, Major John James
At Parkwood Hospital on Monday, December 19, 2005, Major John James HENRY, World War 2 CD with Clasp, R.C.O.C., in his 89th year. Major HENRY held an Honours B.A. (1939) and an M.A. (1941) from the University of Toronto, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1410 and the Victory Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Beloved husband of the late Marie Agnes (LAMBE) HENRY (1996.) Dear father of John HENRY (Sophia) of Aylmer, Quebec, David HENRY (Debra) of Victoria, British Columbia, Robert HENRY (Lenore) of Whitby, Paul HENRY (Barbara) of Kanata, Anne MIDDLETON (John) of London, Mary KOSARCZUK (Jim) of Kelowna, British Columbia, Lionel HENRY (Carole) of Stouffville, Loretta ROBINSON (DUNCAN) of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Charles HENRY (Lea-Anne) of Princeton, New Jersey and William HENRY (Elaine) of Los Gatos, California. Loving grandfather of twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of one's choice.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-30 published
GUNNESS, Vivian Lorraine (née McGRAW)
Suddenly at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, December 29, 2005. Beloved wife of Brian GUNNESS of Parkhill. Dear Mother of Laurie GUNNESS (Willie MIDDLETON) of Michigan, Shaun and Laura GUNNESS of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Gavin GUNNESS. Dear daughter of Joyce and the late Lloyd McGRAW of Toronto. Dear Sister of Beverly McGRAW, Danny McGRAW, Billy McGRAW, Ken McGRAW all of Toronto, Donna OLISE of Parkhill. Predeceased by brother Paul McGRAW. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the complete funeral and committal service will be conducted on Saturday, December 31st. at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reverend Greg LITTLE will officiate. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Share a memory of send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. GUNNESS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
MIDDLETON , Agnes Nancy - Missing heirs for the Estate of
Estate of Agnes Nancy MIDDLETON , of Listowel, Ontario, died on September 13, 2003.
Anyone having knowledge of her children, Robert Earl MIDDLETON , Patricia Anne MIDDLETON and Susan Irene MIDDLETON , contact Hope EVENDEN, MacDonald, Evenden Law Firm, 1229 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N5W 3B1, (519) 451-2489.
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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-10 published
QUANN, William " Bill" F.R.I., C.P.M.
Founder-Quann Agencies Ltd., Ottawa, Member of the Knights of Columbus
Suddenly, in Ottawa, Sunday, May 8, 2005 William (Bill) QUANN beloved husband of Rita McDONALD. Dear father of Theresa (John BAKKER), Dorothy (Keith LEE- WHITING), Cathy (Daryl YOULDEN) and Joan (Robin WILLIES.) Proud grandfather of Matthew (Yvonne,) Martha (Paul), Ian (Terrie), Gessica, Billy, Melissa (Paul), Ronny, Blake and Emma. Great-grandfather of Rachel, Jessica and Trinity. Survived by sisters Emily TENWOLDE, Rita MIDDLETON and Mildred MacLEOD and a brother Raymond QUANN. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Ottawa for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In Memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated.
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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
BIRMINGHAM, Helen (née MIDDLETON)
Peacefully at the Heritage Green Nursing Home on Wednesday June 29, 2005 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Betty, Susan and her husband Bill LOHNES. Dear grandmother of Jeffery and his wife Joann, and Jennifer BIRMINGHAM, Kelly and her husband Dan EASTON and Scott GRUNAU and his fiancée Kelly LORD, and Great grandmother of Jonathan BIRMINGHAM. A private family service was held at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, Stoney Creek, followed by interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Stoney Creek, Ontario.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-06 published
MARSHALL, Michael J.
On Tuesday, July 5, 2005 in Toronto. "Mike" MARSHALL age 65 years of Toronto. Brother-in-law of Helen MARSHALL of Elmira. "Mike" is fondly remembered by his niece Lauren and Garry PERFECT, his nephews Kelly and Morgan MARSHALL, his great nephew Jason PERFECT and his great niece Jill PERFECT, all of Elmira and his cousins and their families. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Nora (MIDDLETON) MARSHALL and his brother Brian MARSHALL (1999.) Cremation has taken place. Cremated remains will be placed in Bayview Cemetery, Burlington. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
MIDDLETON , Agnes Nancy - Missing heirs for the Estate of
Estate of Agnes Nancy MIDDLETON , of Listowel, Ontario, died on September 13, 2003. Anyone having knowledge of her children, Robert Earl MIDDLETON , Patricia Anne MIDDLETON and Susan Irene MIDDLETON , contact Hope Evenden, MacDonald, Evenden Law Fir, 1229 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N5W 3B1, (519) 451-2489.
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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-29 published
John ARNUP, Lawyer And Judge (1911-2005)
Ontario Court of Appeal judge pioneered legal aid and was known for scrupulous integrity, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 29, 2005, Page S9
As a litigator, judge and advocate, John ARNUP spoke quietly, wrote eloquently and acted with integrity. He argued more than 50 cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, handed down 200 written judgments in his 15 years as a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal, and pioneered universal legal aid in Ontario.
Eight years ago when the Ontario Legal Aid Plan was in danger of collapsing in the wake of Mike Harris's Common Sense Revolution, Mr. ARNUP, then 86, addressed his colleagues in a spontaneous speech that is still remembered for its persuasive eloquence. He expressed his abiding belief that providing legal assistance is a "matter of human rights and common decency." And then he rose to the charge. The government of Ontario seemed to "regard legal aid as equivalent to another form of welfare," he said. "And if welfare is going to be cut and public housing is going to be cut and health services are going to be cut, obviously legal aid is no different and it must be cut. This attitude has got to be fought on every front... I am going to stand on [the good ship Legal Aid] until it is rehabilitated or it goes down beneath the waters, but I am not going to give up."
John Douglas ARNUP was the eldest of six children of Jesse Henry ARNUP, a Toronto Methodist minister (who served as moderator of the United Church of Canada in 1945-46) and his wife Ella Maud (LEESON.)
He went to McMurrich Public School and Oakwood Collegiate Institute where, despite his slight frame and short stature, he excelled at basketball and hockey. He also edited the school magazine and was valedictorian of his graduating class.
Mr. ARNUP went on to Victoria College in the University of Toronto. A passion for playing bridge exacted an academic toll and he had to transfer out of honours. It was probably the last time in his life that he wasn't properly prepared for an examination. He majored in English and history, played softball, directed two musical productions and worked as feature editor of Acta Victoriana, the college paper, as well as sports editor of The Varsity.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1932, followed by a law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1935, where he finished first in his class. He articled at Mason, Foulds, Davidson, Carter & Kellock (now Weir and Foulds) and was invited to join the firm after his call to the Ontario bar in 1935.
About this time he met Dora ULRICHSSEN, an executive assistant to the president of Lever Brothers. They were married on August 2, 1941, and eventually had four daughters, Judith, Carol, Katherine and Jane.
Historian Katherine ARNUP, a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, told mourners at her father's memorial service how she and her sisters learned "the rules of evidence" around the dining room table. "We would engage in spirited discussions about politics and history -- arguments Dad always won, often by leaving the table to get the Encyclopedia Britannica, to substantiate his point. You learned never to fake it -- to know your facts and to let them speak for themselves."
Mr. ARNUP's poor eyesight made him eligible to serve in the armed forces during the Second World War. Instead, he worked as a civilian lawyer for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board.
He was named a King's Counsel in 1950, and became senior partner at Arnup, Foulds, Weir Boeckh and Morris in the mid-1950s, some 20 years after he had joined the firm. He had the earning power to help his younger brother Bill through medical school and to help his parents spend winters in Florida. He also acquired a 1939 Plymouth. This vehicle, which was the first car owned by any ARNUP, conveyed Friends and family to the cottage and newlyweds on honeymoons.
Allan McNiece AUSTIN, known to his Friends as "Bunny" or "Mac," arrived at the law firm as an articling student in 1952 and worked with Mr. ARNUP as a junior, an associate and a partner. In his eulogy, Mr. AUSTIN remarked: "Working for John was a pleasure because he was brighter than anybody else in the office, he worked harder than anybody else and his partners' meetings were infrequent, efficient and short."
As a lawyer, Mr. ARNUP had a quiet sense of humour and a sharp memory. During an examination for discovery 50 years ago, Mr. AUSTIN asked why a particular lawyer asked so many questions of fact. "That is his technique," replied Mr. ARNUP. "He turns over every stone on the beach." At trial, some two years later, the same lawyer was cross-examining the same witness. It was mid-afternoon and Mr. AUSTIN was suffering from the soporific effects of a good lunch. Poking him gently in the ribs, Mr. ARNUP whispered, " AUSTIN, wake up. He's getting to our part of the beach."
George FINLAYSON, now retired from the Court of Appeal, also worked for Mr. ARNUP as a junior in the mid-1950s. "He gave me a lot of responsibility and a lot of support and made sure I got credit for everything that I did. I found him a very good mentor."
He also acted against Mr. ARNUP many times over the years. "The nice thing about him was that he was always a gentleman. You didn't have to worry about him taking advantage of your inexperience," said Mr. FINLAYSON.
"He was a very straight-forward person. He laid his cards on the table and beat you on merit."
By the late 1950s, Mr. ARNUP was a leading counsel on just about any subject in civil law, known for the thoroughness of his research and the good sense and logic of his arguments, according to John MORDEN, another retired judge of the Court of Appeal.
They overlapped on the bench for seven years (from 1978-1985). "He was businesslike and courteous at all times. He had wide legal knowledge and he was efficient in conducting the hearings and circulating his judgments," said Mr. MORDEN. "It didn't matter what area of the law, he did whatever was required to get on top of it and to produce a very lucid, readable judgment. "
Mr. ARNUP also worked diligently on behalf of his profession. He was elected a bencher (or director) of the Law Society of Upper Canada (the governing body or Convocation of lawyers in Ontario) in 1952 and served as treasurer (the equivalent of president) from 1963-66. He had to step down when he was appointed a judge in 1970, but became active again as a life bencher when he retired from the court at 75.
"John ARNUP may have been the most effective treasurer the law society every had," according to Mr. FINLAYSON. Even as a bencher, he was very effective in resolving a conflict between the University of Toronto and the law society over who should be responsible for legal education -- the academy or the profession. "He got the parties together and got them to settle their differences and the law society stopped running its own law school and moved up to York University," said Mr. FINLAYSON.
His major achievement, however, was designing, negotiating and implementing a universal system of legal aid in Ontario. In his speech to Convocation in April of 1997, Mr. ARNUP remembered how it came about.
In the fall of 1963, shortly after he had become treasurer of the law society, he approached Fred CASS, then attorney-general of Ontario, and said: "We have a voluntary plan but it is not good enough.... If you put up the money, we will put up the people and we will run the plan, but you will always have somebody -- particularly from your financial department -- sitting with us and reporting to the government of the day."
A few days later, Mr. CASS and Mr. ARNUP went to see Leslie FROST, then premier of Ontario "and in succinct terms we put the proposition to him," said Mr. ARNUP. "He thought about it for about 15 seconds and he said: 'Go ahead.' "
After he retired from the bench, Mr. ARNUP wrote Middleton: The Beloved Judge, a biography of William Edward MIDDLETON , a former justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario. It was published by McClelland and Stewart in conjunction with the law society in 1988.
Mr. ARNUP remained in robust health well into his 90s, curling, participating as a bencher, and avidly following national and global affairs. The recipient of several honorary degrees, he was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1989.
There were sorrows as well as accolades. Mrs. ARNUP suffered a brain aneurysm in 1990 and has been in ill health ever since. His daughter Carol died of cancer in 1997. Two years ago, Mr. ARNUP developed myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone-marrow disease that disrupts the production of blood cells.
The last comment Katherine ARNUP made in her eulogy was about how her father made his children feel safe. "You could always call on him for help, advice or wise counsel," she said.
Afterward, she realized that he made "everybody" feel safe. "You knew when John ARNUP was on the bench you were going to get a fair hearing and that legal aid was in good hands," she said yesterday. "He had old-fashioned qualities of decency and integrity."
John Douglas ARNUP was born in Toronto on May 24, 1911. He died on October 5. He was 94. He is survived by his wife, Dora, three daughters, four grandchildren and three siblings.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
MARTIN, Arthur Edward
Suddenly at his home in Cobourg on Friday, October 28th, 2005, Art MARTIN at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Louise MARTIN (née BULGER.) Dear father of Gayle MARTIN, Maryjane MARTIN and her husband John SANDERSON, Paul MARTIN and his wife Donna MUZYKA, and Peter MARTIN. Loving grandfather of Paula SANDERSON, Arthur Jack MARTIN, Charles MARTIN, and Ethan MARTIN. Predeceased by his brothers Hubert (Peter) and Bernard (Bun). Survived by his sisters Grace LEES and Betty MIDDLETON . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cobourg (corner of Division Street and University Avenue), on Wednesday, November 2nd at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery in Cobourg. Visitation to be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East in Cobourg on Tuesday, November 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. for a Legion Service. Parish Prayers to be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8: 45 p.m. Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
BAILEY, George Kenneth
With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather and friend on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, while vacationing in Florida. Predeceased by his loving wife Eldred (Beano) MIDDLETON . Beloved partner of Carol MULLEN. Dear father to Dr. John BAILEY and his wife Elda of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Barbara MacGIRR and her husband Larry of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Carol BAILEY of Pickering, Ontario. Dear grandfather to Shelley, Morgan, Greg and Jenny. Brother to Joyce GARNETT of Southampton, Ontario. He will be sadly missed by his family, many Friends and new extended family in Ottawa. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, on Tuesday, February 15, at 1 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
FERNANDES, John
Passed away peacefully in Florida, on February 22, 2005 after a brief illness. Younger brother of Yasmeen (Yvette) KHAN of Canada, Rose MIDDLETON of Florida and Dr. Frank FERNANDES of Maryland, U.S.A. Cremation. Will be missed by all who loved him

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
LAPPIN, Mary (née CASEY)
Born in Scotland in 1908. Passed away peacefully on February 27, 2005 in Toronto. Predeceased by her husband Robert, son James and daughter May MIDDLETON . Loving mother of Robert and Tony. Cherished grandmother of Mary Dyann BIRD and her husband Michael BIRD. Great-grandmother to Mitchell and Erica. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial to follow at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church (Avenue Road, south of Wilson) at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
MIDDLETON , Herbert Allan
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Monday, April 4th, 2005, Herb MIDDLETON , at 81 years of age. Herb was born in Lindsay, Ontario on July 25, 1923 to Wilfred and Audress MIDDLETON . Schooled at the Belleville B.C.I. and Albert College, Herbert joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at 17. He went to England with the Royal Canadian Air Force and then was attached to the Royal Air Force and sent to India for operations in Burma. He was discharged as a Flying Officer with the 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defense Medal, Volunteer Service Medal and the War Medal 1939-45. After the war, he located in Toronto and worked as a Real Estate Broker. In later years he settled in Cobourg. He was a member of the Cobourg and Callander Legions, Royal Canadian Air Force Association and the Burma Bombers. Herbert will be missed by his sister Margaret and his special friend of 20 years, Leota EDGAR. Also missed by his three sons Stephen, David, and Peter. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 14th at 11 a.m. at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Thursday, April 14th for one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 will gather at the funeral home on Thursday, April 14th for a 10: 45 a.m. Legion Service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
MIDDLETON , Lucille
Peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2005 at the Sunrise Nursing Home, Mississauga in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband James, and her sister Dorothy SAINT_MARIE of Trail, British Columbia. Former member of the Boulevard Club. Fondly remembered by her many Friends in Mississauga and London, Ontario. Will be sadly missed by her longtime friend and caregiver June Paul. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 from 9: 30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. then to St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga (at Tomken Road) for Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Brian J.
Peacefully, at the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, with his family by his side, on Monday, May, 16, 2005, in his 79th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Florrie for 51 years. Cherished father of David, Pam, and Catrina STEPHENSON (John.) Brian will be fondly remembered by his sister Pat MIDDLETON (Andrew,) brother-in-law Ken BAIN, also predeceased by brothers Eric and his wife Chris, Ian and his wife Susan and sister Dorothy BAIN. He will be missed by his faithful Friends Logan and Angus, nieces, nephews, and extended family in Inverness, Scotland. Friends are invited to Glendale Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1810 Albion Road (Albion Rd. and Hwy. 27), for a celebration of Brian's life on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel", 7776 Kipling Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 1Z2, 905-851-2229.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
ARMSTRONG, Olive Ayles (née MIDDLETON)
Passed away peacefully at the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care on Monday, May 23, 2005, in her 99th year. Predeceased by her devoted husband Bill (1974). Loving mother of Marion (Cecil) LAMROCK, Port Perry; Doug (Liz), Brooklin. Dear grandmother of Elizabeth (Jim), Lori (Derek), Andrea (Jeff), Alison (Robert) and great-grandmother of Jessica, Ryan, Joshua, Rebecca, Aidan, Melanie, Rachel and Lauren. Predeceased by her sisters Bertha and Doris. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd. (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Thursday, May 26, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy. A special thank you to the staff at Tony Stacey Centre for their kindness and caring.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
HOLLIS, James William " Jim"
Suddenly at home on Monday, June 13, 2005 at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Margaret (Rita). Loving father of Andrea and her husband John ANDERSON. Jim will be missed by Hugh and Anne QUEENEN, Eileen and Keith MIDDLETON , and Bill and Jean JAPP. He will be remembered by all of his Friends at C.S.A. Canada. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.), Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. from Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Drive. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
BYRNE, James
Peacefully, at the Humber River Regional Health Centre - Finch Site, on Saturday, June 25, 2005, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Joan MIDDLETON . Loving brother of Bill, Herb, Frank, and Kevin. Special uncle of Karen, Helen, Gloria, and many other nieces and nephews. Godfather of Laura, and Arlene. James will also be missed by his dog Brandy and his Friends at the Woodbridge Legion and the Irwin Legion. Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 in the chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Should you desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
MIDDLETON , Leola "Lee" (née KEOUGH) (1936-2005)
In loving memory. Devoted wife to Walter for 51 years. Our beloved mother will be leaving behind her daughters Lynne ROSENSTEIN and husband Michael, Andrea PAPAGNO and husband Paul and Denise FRASER. Much loved grandmother to Ryan, Eric, Duane, Daniel, Shawn and Rebecca. Great-grandmother of Dylan, Dresen, Denise and Taylor. Dear long time friend of Henry BENNETT. Survived by brothers and sisters Bob, Bill, Bruce, Lorretto, Joan, Kathleen, Cece, Pat, Geraldine and Betty. Predeceased by parents Margaret and Leo KEOUGH and brother Frank and sister Mary. Will be dearly missed by all family and many Friends. Lee will always be remembered as a great giver to the community through her many volunteer services. Friends may be received at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Rd., Brampton (north of Steeles Ave.) 905-456-8190, on Sunday August 21 from 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service to be held in the chapel on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peel Association of Handicapped Adults.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
MIDDLETON , Margaret Jean (née SNOWBALL)
Passed away peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Bruce MIDDLETON of Mansfield. Daughter of Margaret SNOWBALL and the late John SNOWBALL of Markham. Loving mother of Wayne and Barbara MIDDLETON , Laurie and Gary WALDRUM. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Nicole, Bill, Leith, Alycia, Darcie and Katharine. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive their Friends at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston on Friday, October 7, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Centennial United Church, Highway 89, Rosemont, Ontario on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Private family interment of cremated remains to follow service. If so desired, memorial donations to Trinity Centennial United Church, Box 136, Rosemont, Ontario L0N 1R0 or Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, Ontario L9R 1W7 would be appreciated.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
MIDDLETON , John Robertson
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, October 28, 2005. John Robertson MIDDLETON of Woodstock in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Winnifred K. (née BALFOUR) MIDDLETON . Dear father of Pamela KUBIS and her husband John of Mississauga and Michele CANNING and her husband Howard of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Lindsay, Ryan and Joshua and survived by his many nieces and nephews in Scotland, United Kingdom. Predeceased by his two sisters and one brother. John was a Royal Air Force Veteran of World War 2 and served in Karachi for several years. In 1952, John came to Canada and worked on the Avro Arrow. A private family service was held at the Woodstock General Hospital Chapel with Pastor Keith BISHOP. Interment later in Dundee, Scotland. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519-539-0004). Many thanks to the Red Cross and Community Care Access Centre, Dr. Jeffrey NICHOLS and all the nurses on the second floor. Special thanks to Maria, Sherri and Darcey.

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MIDDLETON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
HENRY, John James
At Parkwood Hospital, London, on Monday, December 19, 2005, Major John James HENRY World War 2 CD with Clasp, R.C.O.C., in his 89th year. Major HENRY held an Honours B.A. (1939) and an M.A. (1941) from the University of Toronto, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1410 and the Victory Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Beloved husband of the late Marie Agnes (LAMBE) HENRY (1996.) Dear father of John HENRY (Sophia) of Aylmer, Quebec, David HENRY (Debra) of Victoria, British Columbia, Robert HENRY (Lenore) of Whitby, Paul HENRY (Barbara) of Kanata, Anne MIDDLETON (John) of London, Mary KOSARCZUK (Jim) of Kelowna, British Columbia, Lionel HENRY (Carole) of Stouffville, Loretta ROBINSON (Duncan) of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Charles HENRY (Lea-Anne) of Princeton, New Jersey, and William HENRY (Elaine) of Los Gatos, California. Loving grandfather of twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street, London (between King and York). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica, London, on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, London. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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MIDGHALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-25 published
MIDGHALL, Marie Eleanor
Suddenly, in her 78th year on March 23, 2005, at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, Ontario. Loving wife of Raymond, cherished mother of Theresa (Walter) BORCZON, Jody (David) MacDONALD, Kevin (Nancy/Woody) MIDGHALL. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Liane, Erin, Kristen, Andrew, Meagan, Ryan and Joana. Survived by her sister Katherine (Tom) PEZZACK and brother Hugh (Sandra) KIRBY. Predeceased by her sister Lorraine (Doug) BOND and brother Gerald (Joan) KIRBY. Visitation Sunday March 27, 1: 00-4:00 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes Ltd., 82 Pine Street, Collingwood, Ontario. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday March 28, at 10: 00 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church, 63 Elgin Street, Collingwood, Ontario. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Mrs. Midghall's memory. Friends may leave comments on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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MIDGLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-13 published
CREALY, Laura May (1919-2005)
Laura May CREALY died December 4, 2005, the day after her 86th birthday. The daughter of Frederick and Lulu CREALY, she was born in Caradoc Township, Ontario, and grew up in the heart of a loving farming family from whom she gained a life-long sense of duty and integrity, a moral centre that guided her life and work. After graduating from Strathroy Collegiate Institute, she widened her rural horizons and moved to Ottawa to become a file clerk with External Affairs. Her career in the civil service was cut short in 1942 when she accompanied a friend who intended to register for the newly-formed Canadian Womens Army Corps. On the spur of the moment, she later claimed, Laura joined too. Self-effacing Laura would never have admitted the pioneering courage it took to go off to war in an army so new and ill-equipped she did basic training in street clothes and high heeled shoes because uniforms hadnt been manufactured yet, but signing up was illustrative of her life-long dedication to her country. Laura served overseas and rose to the rank of sergeant before her discharge in 1946. She subsequently obtained her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her Masters in social work from the University of Ottawa in 1952. While travelling through the Rockies, she fell under the spell of the mountains and settled in Calgary in 1959. She worked as a medical social worker at the Colonel Belcher Hospital until her retirement in 1979. Laura was loved for her nature and respected for her spirit by all she chose as Friends. She had a fine sense of humour, often at her own expense, but she could be acid-tongued in the face of injustice, incompetence or the misguided actions of politicians. Unstintingly generous and caring, she brought out the best in her Friends, encouraging them through obstacles they couldnt otherwise imagine conquering. Laura was the most loyal of Friends, a quality that in return inspired great loyalty in her Friends, new ones of which she continued to gather until the end of her life. Thoroughbred horse racing became a late life passion for her. She acquired her first race horse, Uncanny Greg, in 1991 and avidly followed the sometimes successful careers of several more horses over the next 14 years. Having become an adept handicapper, she regularly attended races in Calgary up to the end of the current season. An enthusiastic reader, especially of mysteries, she regularly perused several newspapers, countless magazines, and daily completed at least one cryptic crossword puzzle. With dictionaries always at hand, she was a language purist, pouncing on grammatical and spelling errors. Laura loved nature and enjoyed it in her garden, in city parks, and in the wilderness. She hiked the Chilkoot Trail, the West Coast Trail, and trails around her favourite spot, Lake O'Hara. Although she travelled through Europe and the Far East, she chose a trip on the Nahanni River as her best vacation. From childhood, dogs were a constant in her life. She leaves behind her last, her beloved Brittany Spaniel, Rockette. Although she documented her travels with thousands of photos, Laura seldom could be persuaded to have her own picture taken. Neither did she want a funeral held to mourn her passing. She is survived by three sisters, Alice WADSWORTH and Caroline CREALY, both of Hamilton, Ontario, and Ethel MIDGLEY (Bob) of Burlington, Ontario; two nieces, Ellen TAILOR/TAYLOR of Puslinch, Ontario, and Patricia WADSWORTH of Hamilton; four nephews Robert MIDGLEY of Toronto, Philip WADSWORTH of Scarborough, Jerold WADSWORTH of Montreal, Brian WADSWORTH of Waterloo and several great nieces and nephews. A brother, William, and a sister, Phyllis, who died in childhood, predeceased her. Her Ontario family plans to gather in Calgary next May for a memorial service. Friends will be notified later of the exact date. Donations in memory of Laura would be gratefully received by the Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 34160, Calgary, Alberta T3C 1S2. Arrangements entrusted to Piersons Funeral Service Ltd., Calgary Alberta. Telephone: (403) 235-3602.

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MIDGLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
CREALY, Laura May (1919-2005)
Died December 4, 2005, the day after her 86th birthday. The daughter of Frederick and Lulu CREALY, she was born in Caradoc Township, Ontario, and grew up in the heart of a loving farming family from whom she gained a lifelong sense of duty and integrity, a moral centre that guided her life and work. After graduating from Strathroy Collegiate Institute, she widened her rural horizons and moved to Ottawa to become a file clerk with External Affairs. Her career in the civil service was cut short in 1942 when she accompanied a friend who intended to register for the newly-formed Canadian Women's Army Corps. On the spur of the moment, she later claimed, Laura joined too.
Self effacing Laura would never have admitted the pioneering courage it took to go off to war in an army so new and ill equipped she did basic training in street clothes and high heeled shoes because uniforms hadn't been manufactured yet but signing up was illustrative of her lifelong dedication to her country. Laura served overseas and rose to the rank of sergeant before her discharge in 1946. She subsequently obtained her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her masters in social work from the University of Ottawa in 1952. While travelling through the Rockies, she fell under the spell of the mountains and settled in Calgary in 1959. She worked as a medical social worker at the Colonel Belcher Hospital until her retirement in 1979.
Laura was loved for her nature and respected for her spirit by all she chose as Friends. She had a fine sense of humor, often at her own expense, but she could be acid-tongued in the face of injustice, incompetence or the misguided actions of politicians. Unstintingly generous and caring, she brought out the best in her Friends, encouraging them through obstacles they couldn't otherwise imagine conquering. Laura was the most loyal of Friends, a quality that in return inspired great loyalty in her Friends, new ones of which she continued to gather until the end of her life.
Thoroughbred horse racing became a late life passion for her. She acquired her first racehorse, Uncanny Greg, in 1991 and avidly followed the sometimes successful careers of several more horses over the next 14 years. Having become an adept handicapper, she regularly attended races in Calgary up to the end of the current season. An enthusiastic reader, especially of mysteries, she regularly perused several newspapers, countless magazines and daily completed at least one cryptic crossword puzzle. With dictionaries always at hand, she was a language purist, pouncing on grammatical and spelling errors. Laura loved nature and enjoyed it in her garden, in city parks and in the wilderness. She hiked the Chilkoot Trail, the West Coast Trail and trails around her favorite spot, Lake O'Hara. Although she travelled through Europe and the Far East, she chose a trip on the Nahanni River as her best vacation. From childhood, dogs were a constant in her life. She leaves behind her last, her beloved Brittany spaniel Rockette.
Although she documented her travels with thousands of photos, Laura seldom could be persuaded to have her own picture taken. Neither did she want a funeral held to mourn her passing. She is survived by three sisters, Alice WADSWORTH and Caroline CREALY both of Hamilton, Ontario, and Ethel MIDGLEY (Bob) of Burlington, Ontario; two nieces, Ellen TAILOR/TAYLOR of Puslinch, Ontario and Patricia WADSWORTH of Hamilton; four nephews, Robert MIDGLEY of Toronto, Philip WADSWORTH of Scarborough, Jerold WADSWORTH of Montreal, Brian WADSWORTH of Waterloo and several great nieces and nephews. A brother, William, and a sister Phyllis, who died in childhood, predeceased her. Her Ontario family plans to gather in Calgary next May for a memorial service. Friends will be notified later of the exact date. Donations in memory of Laura would be gratefully received by the Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 34160, Calgary, Alberta T3C 1S2.
Arrangements entrusted to Pierson's Funeral Service Ltd., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone (403) 235-3602.

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MIDGLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
FLINK, Tauno " Tom" Johannes
Passed away peacefully, following a brief illness on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of Kerttu (Gertrude.) Dear father of Lois MIDGLEY (David,) Joan ELLIS (Edward,) Larry FLINK (Serey) and Eleanor LAYCOCK (John.) Dear grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Born in Toronto he lived there much of his life until retirement. When he left Continental Can Company he and his wife Gertrude moved to the Canning Lake property his parents had purchased in 1930 and enjoyed country living there the remainder of his life. Funeral Service was held at Lochlin United Church on Saturday, January 29.

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MIDGLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
FRANCIS, Robert John " Bob"
At the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, Ontario on Wednesday, February 9, 2005. Bob FRANCIS of Burlington, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Evelyn (née MIDGLEY) FRANCIS. Much loved father of Katherine and her husband David PARKES of Burlington, Joan EDDIE of Ancaster and Robert Jr. and his wife Janet of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Christopher (Judith) and Josh. Bob was the former owner of Commercial Transport. After retiring, Bob worked for a number of years at McMaster University in the Science Labs. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Animal Aid Society of Burlington or Carpenter Hospice, would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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MIDGLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-17 published
JONES, Harold William " Harry"
Peacefully at home, after a lengthy illness on Friday, August 12, 2005 at the age of 53. Loving son of Patricia and the late Harold. Dear brother of Victoria MIDGLEY and her husband Paul. Harry will be dearly missed by his family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Monday, August 29, 2005 from 2 p.m. until the time of Service of Remembrance at 3 o'clock. If desired, remembrances may be made to the St. Joseph's Health Centre.

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MIDTHUN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-14 published
FRANKLIN, Alan Edgar
Died peacefully at his home in Bridgenorth, Ontario on January 11, 2005 at age 70, after a courageous 10-month battle with cancer. Husband to Eva Helen (née MIDTHUN:) devoted father to Nicholas (deceased), Kirsten of Lakefield and Charles of Waterloo, Belgium, grandfather to Per and Solveig, father-in-law to Marit and brother to Margaret of Goring-By-Sea, England. Born on June 8, 1934 in Birmingham, England to Averil and Alexander FRANKLIN. Educated at King Edward's, Birmingham, he worked as a Russian translator for his Military Service in the Cold War. He attended Cambridge University (M.A.), University of Toronto (M.A.) and University of Montpellier, France (D.E.A.). Overtime he acquired a working fluency of seven European languages. He married Eva Helen of Bergen, Norway in 1959 and emigrated to Canada in 1960 where he taught French and coached tennis, squash and rugby at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario. From 1968 to 1994, he was Associate Professor of French at Trent University. While at Trent, he served as Chairman of the French and Modern Languages Departments. He helped to create the University's Language Lab and Trent's Year Abroad Program with the University of Nantes. He had a life-long love of teaching, learning and language, of home and antique restoration, of choral singing, of wines and of gardening. In 1994 he and his wife retired to Dale (in Sunnfjord), Norway where they lived for five years before returning to Bridgenorth in 1999. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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