PETRENKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
PETRENKO, Johanna (née WESTHAEUSER)
Died peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2005 at Bendale Acres, Toronto. Johanna, loving wife of Jurij Bruno, devoted mother to Alexa and Juergen and his wife Jane and proud grandmother of Diana, Edward and Laura. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, 200 Winchester Street, Toronto, on Monday, February 7 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow.

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PETRENY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-30 published
GOLDSMITH, Gerald E.
Peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 28, 2005. Predeceased by his cherished and adored wife Margaret Laura (Peggy) in 1980. Also predeceased by his sisters Kathleen JONES and Marjorie GOLDSMITH and brothers Frank CURRAN and Bill GOLDSMITH. He is survived by six loving children and their families; Mary DAVIS (Drew) of Toronto, Bill (Mary) of Thornbury, Margaret McGILLIS (Dean SMITH) of Barrie, Katherine PETRENY (Neil) of Guelph, Barbara BOUGH (Alex) of Calgary and Dr. Elizabeth EDWARDS (Mark) of Ottawa, his grandchildren Clark, Brennan, Maggie, Brent, Michel, John, Meaghan, Kate, Lauren, Maddie and Libby. Gerry served with distinction during World War 2 as a Captain in the 1st Canadian Infantry. He then enjoyed great success in business, retiring as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz Canada. His love of literature, sports, music, economics and politics made him a true man for all seasons. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his generosity, his intelligence and his tenacity. His strong will and big heart served him well to the very end of his life. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Sunday from 2: 00 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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PETRENY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-30 published
GOLDSMITH, Gerald E.
Peacefully, at home, surrounded by family, on September 28, 2005. Predeceased by his cherished and adored wife Margaret Laura (Peggy) in 1980. Also predeceased by his sisters Kathleen JONES and Marjorie GOLDSMITH and brothers Frank CURRAN and Bill GOLDSMITH. He is survived by six loving children and their families: Mary DAVIS (Drew) of Toronto, Bill (Mary) of Thornbury, Margaret McGILLIS (Dean SMITH) of Barrie, Katherine PETRENY (Neil) of Guelph, Barbara BOUGH (Alex) of Calgary, and Dr. Elizabeth EDWARDS (Mark) of Ottawa; his grandchildren Clark, Brennan, Maggie, Brent, Michel, John, Meaghan, Kate, Lauren, Maddie, and Libby. Gerry served with distinction during World War 2 as a Captain in the 1st Canadian Infantry. He then enjoyed great success in business, retiring as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz Canada. His love of literature, sports, music, economics and politics made him a true man for all seasons. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his generosity, his intelligence and his tenacity. His strong will and big heart served him well to the very end of his life. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Sunday from 2: 00 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care of Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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PETRERA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
AGLIERI RINELLA, Maria
Suddenly, on December 25, 2005, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Maria, at age 95, beloved wife of the late Sebastiano. Loving mother to Ignazia (the late Anthony BARONE,) Joseph, Josephine (Cosmo COMELLA), Leonardo (Anna), Annamaria (Antonio PETRERA.) Dear grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Survived by sister-in-law Sarina RINELLA from Italy, sister-in-law Pina BADALI, brother-in-law Giuseppe and Santina RINELLA. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede), on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at All Saints Church, 1415 Royal York Road. Leaving the funeral home at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Queen Of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice.

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PETRI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
GONNEAU, Alistair Grant
Passed away at the Hotel Dieu Hospital on Monday, March 21, 2005, in his 79th year. Grant, loving husband of Monola (née DODD.) Dear father of Garth and Lorraine (née POGE,) Glenda and Mike BRYSON of Haliburton, Garry and Kimberley (née PETRI) of Whitby, Gillian and Gilles LARAMEE of St. Catharines and Geoffrey and Loreal (née TREMBLAY) of Etobicoke. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Kevin, Craig, Robert, Taylor, Amanda, Megan, Genny, Giselle and Gabriel, and great-grand_son Joseph. He is survived by his sisters Isabel and her husband Dwain BARRY of Perth and Sheila and her husband John MAARSE of Brooklin. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Transfiguration, 320 Glenridge Ave. (corner of Glenridge and Glendale Ave.) on Saturday, April 9, 2005, time to be announced. No flowers please, donations to the Church of the Transfiguration or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Passfield Mortuary Services, 905-682-0474.

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PETRICCA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
PETRICCA, Rosa
Peacefully on July 7th, 2005 at Villa Colombo at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Donato. Cherished mother to Loreto and his wife Delia. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Always remembered by her sisters-in-law Restituta, Merinda, Assunta, Vincenza, their families, nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Homes, 2960 Dufferin St. (2 streets south of Lawrence Ave.), on Friday, July 8, 2005 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 9, 2005 in St. Charles Borromeo Church (corner of Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave.) at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment in Westminster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PETRICKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
SVOBODA, Mary (1920-2005)
Suddenly, on Thursday, February 3, 2005, at her residence in Lanark Heights in Kitchener. She was in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank SVOBODA who predeceased her in 1992. She is survived by her loving and caring daughter Lydia. Lydia and her husband Richard WILSON blessed Mary with two grandchildren, James Russell WILSON (2 1/2 years) and Ryan Francis WILSON (5 months). Her grandchildren brought much happiness and love into her life. She is also survived by her brother Demeter PETRICKO of the Czech Republic. She was very much loved in life and will be truly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service to celebrate Mary's life and faith will be held at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Monday, February 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the Historic Kuntz House of the funeral home. Private family interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Toronto. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations can be made online at www.sickkids.on.ca/Foundation. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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PETRIDIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-30 published
PETRIDIS, Pantelis " Peter"
It is with immense sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Peter who while vacationing in Greece passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 27, 2005. Beloved husband of Angie, cherished Daddy of Tina and Kosta. Devoted brother of Alex, Yianni and Eva. He will be sadly missed by his many relatives and Friends. Visitation will take place at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000 on Friday April 1st from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Thorncliffe Park Drive on Saturday, April 2nd at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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PETRIDIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
PETRIDIS, Pantelis " Peter"
It is with immense sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Peter who while vacationing in Greece passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 27, 2005. Beloved husband of Angie, cherished Daddy of Tina and Kosta. Devoted brother of Alex, Yianni and Eva. He will be sadly missed by his many relatives and Friends. Visitation will take place at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd, 416-423-1000 on Friday, April 1st from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Thorncliffe Park Drive on Saturday, April 2nd at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-29 published
RICKER, Mabel Louise (née BERRY)
It is with deep love, respect and great sadness that the family of Mabel Louise RICKER (née BERRY) announces she passed away in her 95th year on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at Hannah Walker Place Retirement Home, Owen Sound. Predeceased by her husband Elmond and daughter Rosemary. Dear mother of Roger and his wife Maureen of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Kimberley-Anne JEROME and her husband Nolan of Owen Sound, Coreen HUGGINS and her husband Rick of Campbell River, British Columbia, Kyle ST. AUBIN and his fiance Donna PETRIE of Victoria, British Columbia, and Laura and Bryory RICKER of Mississauga. Great-grandmother of Benjamin, Emily-Anne, Alisha, Gabriel, Ryder, Wyatt and Kylie. Louise was an extremely spirited woman who gave years of service to her community through Meals on Wheels, Humbercrest United Church and the Royal Canadian Legion. A longstanding member of The Babypoint Club House, she spent many happy times there playing cards and never said no to a hand of crib or euchre. She enjoyed lawn bowling and gardening and was fortunate enough to be a world traveller. Even though she had a terrible singing voice, she always chose to sing. Louise had many Friends and enjoyed visiting them. Despite many trials in family life Louise kept her chin up and always said "I will fight the good fight!" We are pleased to say she has gone home to be with our heavenly father and has fought the battle well! A memorial service will be held at Calvary Missionary Church, Owen Sound on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, Owen Sound 371-8507. Thanks for all the cookies and rice pudding! We love you Nan!
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PETRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-19 published
NICKASON, Yolande Marie (née WALKER)
At Parkview Manor, Chesley, on Sunday, July 17th, 2005, in her 83rd year, the former Yolande Marie WALKER. Beloved wife for over 62 years of Elmer NICKASON of R.R.#2, Tara, and formerly of R.R.#5 Galt. She will be sadly missed and dearly loved by several nephews and nieces Eleanor and Paul PETRIE of Tara, Fred and Ann NICKASON of Sarnia, Janice and Bruce PHILIPS of Barrie, Lois and Ross DUNCAN of Listowel, Robert and Jackie NICKASON in Alberta, Frank and Marlene GIBBONS, Roger and Ron GIBBONS, and Murray and Edith GIBBONS, all of R.R.#1, Southampton, and David and Robert BLACKWELL, sister-in-law Freda NICKASON of Sarnia, brother-in-law Reg GIBBONS of R.R.#1 Southampton, several cousins, and great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Jack and Mary (GREENSLADE) WALKER, sister Jean BLACKWELL, sister-in-law Marietta (NICKASON) GIBBONS, and brothers-in-law Karl and Bob NICKASON and Harry BLACKWELL. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Reverend Henry SIKKEMA officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Knox Presbyterian Church, Tara or the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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PETRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
GRAHAM, Donald Nixon "D.N."
It is with great sadness that his family announces Don GRAHAM, in his 87th year, peacefully entered into his eternal rest on Thursday January 6th, 2005 at the Brantford General Hospital. Don was the beloved husband of Ruth (née FACEY) for 57 years and loving father of Linda McGUFFIN (David,) Windsor, Barbara WOOD (Philip), Dundas, Jean FARHOOD (Wayne), Waterloo, Eleanor GRAHAM (Henry VOGELSANG), London, Peter (Veryan), England, Stanley (Tracy), Delhi, and John (Luraine), Ottawa. He was always interested in the lives of his 16 grandchildren, Scott (Tracy), Aimee and Sarah McGUFFIN, Eric (Melissa) and Andrew WOOD, David (Cheryl) and Stephen FARHOOD, Jonathan, Tatiana, David and Imogen GRAHAM, Nicole, Lesley and Duncan GRAHAM, Ian and Katherine GRAHAM. He had one great-grandchild Ethan FARHOOD. Don has two surviving sisters, Dorothy ABRAHAM (Bill) of Petrolia and Isobel HUGHES of Ilderton. He was predeceased by his parents Peter L. and Grace, his brothers George and Stanley and sisters Gladys WELCH and Marjorie PETRIE. He will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends.
Don was the Agricultural Representative in Brant County from 1950 - 1983 and since retirement remained very active in the community, in the Rotary Club, the Probus Club and as a faithful member of Heritage United Church (formerly Colborne Street, Brantford United Church). Friends will be received at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave., Brantford on Saturday January 8th, and Sunday January 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Beckett-Glaves on Monday January 10th at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Randall MacKENZIE Officiating. Cremation. If wished, donations to the Heritage United Church, 360 Colborne St. or Canadian Foodgrains Bank, P.O. Box 767, 400-280 Smith Street, Winnipeg Manitoba, R3C 2L4 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted for Don in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-15 published
MURCH, Howard
Mr. Howard MURCH, age 79, of 115 Greenwood Drive Stratford passed away suddenly at the Stratford General Hospital on Monday, June 13, 2005. He was born in Toronto, son of A. Lloyd MURCH and the former Winnifred E. HARRIS, both who predeceased him in 1985. He was a member of the Canadian Army during World War 2 and then was employed at Canadian National Railway as a machinist and later at Cooper Energy Services, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8 Stratford. Howard was and avid sportsman.
Beloved husband of Irene Dorothy LALONDE who predeceased him on January, 13th, 2003. Loving father of Linda LOGHRIN and husband Alex, Judy MURCH (deceased,) Larry MURCH and Fiance Bonnie MURRAY and Cindy MURCH. Dear Grandfather of Jenny Sue and Rob LANTZ, Daniel MURCH, Maria LOGHRIN and Gordon McLAUGHLIN. Great Grandfather of Sheldon and Genavieve LANTZ. Brother of Bruce MURCH and wife Laurie, Ross MURCH and wife Joan, Lois TROTTER, Irene CALVERT and husband Norm, Joyce PETRIE and Arlene PRICE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Besides his parents and wife , he was predeceased by daughter Judy (2005), a sister Helen MULLIGAN and brothers-in-law Ronald PRICE, Robert PETRIE and Alex TROTTER. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St. Stratford on Thursday, June 16th, 2005 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Dick BESTER will be celebrant. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
HOUGHTON, Annie Leah (née KETCHABAW)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 31, 2005. Leah HOUGHTON of Resthaven Nursing Home Aurora, formerly of Saint Thomas and New Sarum, in her 90th year, beloved wife of the late Richard Ewert HOUGHTON. Dear mother of Roy and wife Susan of North Bay, Ron and wife Mary of Sault Ste. Marie, Donna STEEVES and husband Gerald of Venice, Florida, Glen and wife Lucille of Markham, Carol PETRIE and husband Don of St. Petersburg, Florida, Lee and wife Carolyn of Dunrobin Shores, Jean MacVICAR and husband Arch of Ottawa, Jim and wife Bonny of Newmarket. Sister of Hugh, Don and Glen KETCHABAW and Martha ANDREWS. Also survived by 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Nancy Leah (1952,) brothers Harold and Charlie KETCHABAW and sisters Fern WILKENS and Lucy CHRYSLER. Born in Eden, Ontario December 20, 1915. Daughter of the late Frank Edward KETCHABAW and Angeline Alfreda (KENNEDY) KETCHABAW. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 11: 00 a.m. at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, Ontario. Interment to follow at Aylmer Cemetery. Reverend Phil BUTLER officiating. Visitation on Friday, November 4th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Arthritis Association and Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences www.kebbelfuneralhome.com

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PETRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
BRYDGES, Audrey
The family of the late Audrey BRYDGES would like to express their sincere thanks to our Friends, neighbours and relatives for their support during the loss of our wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Thanks for the flowers, food, cards, charitable donations and your comforting words. A special thanks to Reverend Debra McGILL for the beautiful eulogy and also to Debbie CAMERON for her singing of "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace". A thank you to the pallbearers: Rob and Dan GENNOE (grand_sons,) Gil GUERETTE (friend,) Brent TINNING, Murray PATTERSON and Pete BAMBURY (nephews) and the flower bearers Judith TONGE, Sandra PETRIE, Mary Jayne BAMBURY and Nancy RUSTON (nieces.) We would also like to thank the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for Audrey's care as she made Marshall Gowland Manor her home during the past 6 ½ years. Thank you to the management and staff of Smith Funeral Home for their kindness and compassion during this difficult time. To anyone we might have missed -- thank you. We will always remember your thoughtfulness and concern. Nelson BRYDGES Geri and Don Stewart BONNIE and Ross GENNOE, Rob and Dan GENNOE

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PETRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-23 published
PETRIE, Gordon
In loving memory of Gordon, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away one year ago December 23, 2004. Although it's only been just one year, We think of you every day, Always in our hearts, We will miss you forever. Love Yvonne, Bonnie and Ralph, Dennis and Lynda and familes.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-10 published
Gerry PATTERSON, Sports Agent 1933-2005
Starting with Jean Beliveau, he managed his clients in the style of big business. Nancy Greene, Guy Lafleur, Gordie Howe, Don Cherry and many others soon followed
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, February 10, 2005 - Page S7
Forever the optimist, Gerry PATTERSON set out boldly in the late 1960s to become the Mark McCormack of Canada. Based on the American sports marketing giant's business model, Mr. PATTERSON introduced a daring new way to manage sports stars in Canada. His pioneering idea was to run an athlete in the style of big business. "I am not an agent, but a corporate manager," he once told a reporter.
Mr. PATTERSON decided early that, if he were going to make it in the competitive sports world, he had to start at the top. Like Mr. McCormack, who got his start in 1960 with a young golfer named Arnold Palmer and from there built his IMG empire, Mr. PATTERSON decided he needed a sports icon of his own. He set his sights on Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau.
After a long and difficult courting period that included many days and nights of negotiating around Mr. PATTERSON's dining-room table, he and Mr. Beliveau shook hands in 1969.
"He wouldn't take no for an answer," said Scott PATTERSON, his son. "It's like he just wouldn't go away."
Mr. PATTERSON quit his marketing job at Canadian International Paper in Montreal and was soon following through on his promise to make Mr. Beliveau a lot of money in the marketplace. He worked out deals that saw the hockey legend's face on milk cartons, in General Motors commercials and as the spokesman for Scotiabank. The success was so big that Jean Beliveau Inc. was soon created.
At that time, Mr. PATTERSON also formed his company, Sports Management Inc., which would use the Beliveau model for baseball slugger Rusty Staub, Olympic ski champion Nancy Greene, and hockey greats Guy Lafleur and Gordie Howe. Don Cherry also credits Mr. PATTERSON for getting him on television and radio.
It was a year after signing on Mr. Beliveau that Mr. PATTERSON added Mr. Howe to his growing stable of top athletes. The handshake followed a Saturday night pre-game dinner with Mr. Beliveau, Mr. Howe, Mr. PATTERSON and his business partner, Jerry PETRIE. It was Mr. PATTERSON who would later negotiate the deal that saw Mr. Howe come out of retirement in 1973 to play with his sons Mark and Marty on the World Hockey Association's Houston Aeros.
"He was a giant," said Ralph MELLANBY, former executive producer of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television's Hockey Night in Canada. "He changed the fabric of sport in Canada."
Born in the Niagara region of Ontario, Gerry PATTERSON was the son of Martha and Herald PATTERSON, an oil-truck deliveryman. The family moved to Windsor, Ontario, when Mr. PATTERSON was still a young boy. A sports enthusiast all his life, he played basketball and baseball as a kid, but didn't have as much luck when it came to football. Mr. MELLANBY, who attended the same high school as Mr. PATTERSON, remembers during a tryout for the junior football team of having his affable friend threaten to become a cheerleader if he didn't beat him. Mr. PATTERSON followed through on his threat and ended up on the school cheerleading team. As luck would have it, he met and married a fellow team member named Wilma.
After high school, Mr. PATTERSON moved to Hamilton, where he took a management training program with Ford Motor Co. Years later, he would be back in Steeltown trying to bring in a National Hockey League franchise. In 1990, after two years of work, Mr. PATTERSON swallowed a bitter rejection pill. His consortium had lost its bid.
In 1962, he moved his family to Montreal. Despite his climb up the management ladder at Canadian International Paper, Mr. PATTERSON itched to follow his dream of marketing athletes. Aside from starting Sports Management Inc., he also co-owned Special Event Television with Mr. MELLANBY. The company produced several shows, including Mr. Cherry's Grapevine, Howie Meeker Pro Tips and Duke Snider's Baseball Pro Tips.
Mr. PATTERSON is credited with starting to market the Grapes nickname by which Mr. Cherry is known to Friends and television fans. The nickname is said to have come from an encounter with the late Eddie Shore, who dismissed an argument over money by saying, "That's just sour grapes."
Mr. PATTERSON and Mr. MELLANBY invented Grapevine and got the Hamilton television show going in the early 1980s. It later moved to national distribution. Mr. PATTERSON also suggested Mr. Cherry's Grapevines restaurant chain, but he dropped out after a two-year search for the right location in Hamilton.
"Gerry took me under his wing when I came [to Ontario] from Colorado," said Mr. Cherry, referring to his return to Canada in 1981 after being fired by the Colorado Rockies after one season.
Before long, he was helping out Mr. Cherry, who was feeling down on his luck, by lining up speaking engagements in small towns across Ontario. In those days, Mr. Cherry didn't draw the crowds he does today. Sometimes, he'd look out at the audience and see only a handful of faces, including that of his short, pudgy, ever-smiling friend, Gerry PATTERSON.
"He'd be the only one laughing," Mr. Cherry said.
One night, while driving to a speaking event together, Mr. Cherry performed a trial run of a new speech he had written. It was 20-minute motivational talk, and Mr. PATTERSON wasn't impressed. "Horseshit," he told Mr. Cherry. "Grapes, people just want to hear you and your stories. People don't want to be lectured on life."
In 1981, Mr. PATTERSON really came through for his friend when he marched into CFRB in Toronto and told the radio executives that he wanted to get Mr. Cherry on a sports talk show. After being told there were 100 guys just like Mr. Cherry vying for the same shot, Mr. PATTERSON pulled out a $91,000 cheque and put it on the table.
"Gerry got me on the radio," Mr. Cherry said. "The first week I said to Gerry, 'Do you think we'll have enough stories for the rest of the week?' "
Today, the syndicated radio talk show is played on more than 100 stations and has nearly one million listeners a week.
Despite his success as a sports agent, Mr. PATTERSON, who also served for a time as executive director of the Canadian Football League's Players Association, didn't stay long in the business. In 1974, just five years after starting Sports Management Inc., he sold his company to Mr. PETRIE.
"Had he stayed with it, he could have been the Mark McCormack of Canada," said Mr. MELLANBY, who thought his friend made a big mistake by leaving the business.
But, according to Mr. MELLANBY, Mr. PATTERSON had aspirations to become president of the National Hockey League and had been told that he first needed experience. In an effort to learn the ropes, he took over as commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. When he left the National Lacrosse League, he moved on to several different things, including director of marketing for CCM Canada, and as a consultant to the Montreal Olympics. He also published a book called Behind the Superstars: The Business Side of Sports.
He had completed another manuscript for a self-help book he meant to bring out under the title "Suxxess" but hadn't published it. Known for his positive sayings, even his car's licence plate had one: UCANXL.
"I never saw Gerry without a smile on his face," Mr. Cherry said.
Gerry PATTERSON was born on August 19, 1933, in Humberstone, Ontario, a community now part of Port Colborne. He died in St. Catharines, Ontario, on January 21 of a heart attack while out walking his dog. He was 71. He is survived by his wife, Trudy, daughters Jill and Myla, sons Scott, Kevin and Kim, sisters Dolores and Carol, and brother Wayne.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-25 published
KNOX, Hazel V. (R.N., Public Health Nurse)
Born in Ottawa, Hazel died peacefully in Toronto on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the age of 84. Longtime special friend of Isobel PETRIE of Toronto. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Ida (ARMSTRONG) KNOX. Dear sister of Iris BROWN, Oshawa. Predeceased by her brother-in-law Donald BROWN. Dearly remembered by nephews and niece Pastor Scott BROWN (Pamela,) Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Kevin BROWN (Patti), Calgary, Alberta and Lori (Donald MacKINNON), Oshawa and their children Christopher BROWN, Geoffrey and Stephanie BROWN, Devon and Joshua MacKINNON and the late Jeremy BROWN. Fondly remembered by her cousins and extended family in the Ottawa area. The funeral will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Thursday, May 26th at 11 o'clock. If desired, donations may be made to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Renewal Campaign (M4V 1R5).

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-01 published
INDIG, Josef
Peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. Joe INDIG beloved husband of the late Ruth INDIG. Devoted brother and brother-in-law of James and Sarah of Montreal, Eugene INDIG, and Betty and the late John HOCH. Predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters who perished in the Holocaust. Cherished uncle of Roslyn and Stan WISEBLATT, Karen INDIG, Rose GREISDORF and Saul HOCH. Loved great-uncle of Melanie and Lorne WISEBLATT. Dear companion of the late Ann LETT. He will be sadly missed by his special Friends, Patrick PETRIE, Paul GROSBEIN and Karl BROWN. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. ABRAMS, Dr. GILBERT, and the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital for their compassionate care. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday August 2, 2005 at 11: 30 am. Interment Shaarei Shomayim Congregation Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 747 Briar Hill Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Josef Indig Memorial Fund for Dr. Gilbert at Sunnybrook Hospital c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
PETRIE, George
Passed away, Friday, February 4, 2005, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Gwen WHITE/WHYTE and Susan HALL. Devoted grandfather of Les (Caroline), Rick (Linda), Ian, Darren (Shannon), and Andrea. Great-grandfather of Jess, Adam, Shannon, Sydney, Matthew, Emily, Shawna, Jackson, and Michael. George retired from an over 35 year career with Canada Post and was a World War 2 Veteran. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, February 6th. A Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, February 7th at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8, would be appreciated.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
KNOX, Hazel V. (R.N., Public Health Nurse)
Born in Ottawa, Hazel died peacefully in Toronto on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the age of 84. Longtime special friend of Isobel PETRIE of Toronto. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Ida (ARMSTRONG) KNOX. Dear sister of Iris BROWN, Oshawa. Predeceased by her brother-in-law Donald BROWN. Dearly remembered by nephews and niece, Pastor Scott BROWN (Pamela,) Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Kevin BROWN (Patti), Calgary, Alberta and Lori (Donald MacKINNON), Oshawa and their children Christopher BROWN, Geoffrey and Stephanie BROWN, Devon and Joshua MacKINNON and the late Jeremy BROWN. Fondly remembered by her cousins and extended family in the Ottawa area. The funeral will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Thursday, May 26th at 11 o'clock. If desired, donations may be made to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Renewal Campaign (M4V 1R5).

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Grace
Passed away peacefully with her two daughters by her side on September 19, 2005 at The Hillcrest Village in her 82nd year. Dear mother of Ross and Jolanta STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Marsha STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Eleanor Bowyer and John Tyrer, Valerie and Carl Seeley. Grandma Grace to Scott, Lindsey, Michael, Meghan, Stuart, Allison, Alex and Stephanie. Loving sister of Laura RICKWOOD, Lillian PETRIE (deceased) and Ethel WILSON (deceased.) Friends will be welcomed at the Nicholls Funeral Home (330 Midland Ave., Midland) on Thursday, September 22 from 1 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
PETRIE, Frank
At Unionvilla on Thursday September 22, 2005 in his 87th year. Frank, devoted husband of Yvonne and dear father of David, Scott, Marc and Adam. He will be lovingly remembered by his 5 grandchildren and the rest of his family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.) Markham on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Hwy. 7 (East of McCowan) on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Christ the King Cemetery, Markham. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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PETRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-30 published
WHEELER, Joyce Caroline (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Joy at William Osler Health Centre - Brampton Campus on Sunday, December 25, 2005 in her 79th year. Loving mother of Kathryn COWPER- SMITH and her husband John, Stephen and his wife Diane, and Paul and his wife Suzanne; cherished grandma of Brad, Laura, Megan and Drew. Dear sister of Lois DEATH (Art,) Audrey PETRIE, and the late Marion MARSHALL and Howard STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. A Celebration of Joy's Life will be held at Christ Church United, 1700 Mazo Cres., Mississauga, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior. If desired, remembrances may be made to Christ Church United or Canadian Cancer Society.

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PETRIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
PETRIK, Gisela
Peacefully following a brief illness on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 at North York General Hospital in her 83rd year. Gisela, beloved wife of the late Witold PETRIK (1990.) Loving mother of Henry and Kerry. Cherished "Oma" of Sarah and Ryan. Friends may call on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring and compassionate staff at the North York General Hospital - Palliative Unit 6 North. Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel on Saturday, March 5th, 2005 at 9 o'clock. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the North York General Hospital - The Freeman Centre for Palliative Care.

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PETRINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-26 published
PAPADOPOULOS, Anastassios " Tass"
Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 25th, 2005, with his loving daughters by his side. Tass was born in Athens, Greece, on March 19th, 1928 and came to Canada at the age of 19 to attend McGill University. It was there that he met his cherished wife Ann (née HENDERSON) who predeceased him in 1983. Tass was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his daughters Helen BROWN (Bo FLEISCHMAN,) Fronia (John PEEBLES,) Linda (Bob GILL) and Alexandra (Jack PETRINI.) Tass was a much beloved "Papou" to his 8 grandchildren, Andrew, Lindsay, Lauren, Jeffrey, Alexander, Peter, Rebecca and Michael. Special thanks to Nurse Elizabeth and The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. The family wishes to acknowledge Juliette, Rhonda and Meeran for their care and support and for the difference they made in his life. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place at St. Clement's Eglinton Anglican Church (Duplex Avenue at Briar Hill), Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Toronto Western Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to Toronto Western Hospital Foundation, Pulminary Rehab Clinic (fund #579012150812), in memory of Tass Papadopoulos, are welcomed. http://www.uhn.ca/foundations/tgwh/site/index.asp

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PETRINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-08 published
PETRINI, Pietro
Died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Toronto Western Hospital, on April 6, 2005. Devoted husband to Assunta PETRINI (née MARIANI.) Beloved father to his children Jack (Alexandra,) Ralph (Debi), Tony (Carmela), Adam, and Rocco (Alexandra). Ever-loving grandfather to his seven grandchildren Cassaundra, Peter, Alessio, Michael, Nicholas, Matthew, and Daniel. Family and Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane Street, 416-249-4499), on Friday, April 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church (on Mansfield Ave. and Grace St.), at 9: 45 a.m. Entombment to follow at Westminster Cemetery.

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PETRINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
PAPADOPOULOS, Anastassios " Tass"
Passed away peacefully, at home, on Thursday, August 25, 2005, with his loving daughters by his side. Tass was born in Athens, Greece, on March 19, 1928 and came to Canada at the age of 19 to attend McGill University. It was there that he met his cherished wife Ann (née HENDERSON) who predeceased him in 1983. Tass was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his daughters Helen BROWN (Bo FLEISCHMAN), Fronia (John PEEBLES), Linda (Bob GILL) and Alexandra (Jack PETRINI.) Tass was a much beloved 'Papou' to his 8 grandchildren, Andrew, Lindsay, Lauren, Jeffrey, Alexander, Peter, Rebecca and Michael. Special thanks to Nurse Elizabeth and The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. The family wishes to acknowledge Juliette, Rhonda and Meeran for their care and support and for the difference they made in his life. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at St. Clement's Eglinton Anglican Church (Duplex Avenue at Briar Hill) Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Toronto Western Hospital Foundation, Pulminary Rehab Clinic (fund #579012150812,) in memory of Tass PAPADOPOULOS, are welcomed. http://www.uhn.ca/foundations/tgwh/site/index.asp

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PETRINJAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-27 published
PETRINJAC, Vaso
Peacefully, and with great dignity, on Sunday, December 25th, 2005, at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Dusica "Dorothy" PETRINJAC (1989.) Loving and devoted father of Sylvia, Nada (Sandy) PAVLICA of Windsor, and Dennis (Stephanie BALAN.) Cherished Deda of Milan and Stefan. Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the compassionate staff at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site, for their love and care for our father. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 28th, from 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, December 29th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site.
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PETRINJAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
PETRINJAC, Vaso
Peacefully, and with great dignity, on Sunday, December 25th, 2005, at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Dusica "Dorothy" PETRINJAC (1989.) Loving and devoted father of Sylvia, Nada (Sandy) PAVLICA of Windsor, and Dennis (Stephanie BALAN.) Cherished Deda of Milan and Stefan. Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the compassionate staff at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site, for their love and care for our father. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 28th, from 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, December 29th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga Site. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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PETRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-18 published
KNEESHAW, Amanda Ruth (née HODGSON)
Of Greenwood Court, Stratford, died peacefully at her residence on Friday, September 16, 2005, at the age of 101. She was born near Cookstown on January 27, 1904, the daughter of the late Watson HODGSON and the former Emily McKELVEY. She was the wife of the late Wilfred KNEESHAW who died in 1965. She is survived by daughters Noreen PETRO (George), Waterloo; Jean JACKSON (George), Thornhill; Margaret DINGMAN (Charles), Stratford; and Dr. Muriel KNEESHAW, New York; grandchildren David PETRO (Anita GATTI), Waterloo; Ronald PETRO (Isabel), Kitchener; Susan TIFFIN (Mark), Maple; Catharine MARTIN (Kenneth), Toronto; Janet JACKSON, Newmarket Barbara HERTZMAN (Norman), Toronto; Carolyn DINGMAN (Bradley BRAEKEVELT), Stratford; Robert DINGMAN (Jennifer McTAVISH), Kitchener Brian DINGMAN (Dawn,) Stratford; great-grandchildren Adam and Michael PETRO; Claire, Corinna and Luke PETRO; Andrew, Stephanie and Jacqueline TIFFIN; James, Sean and Nicola MARTIN; and Cameron DINGMAN. She was predeceased by brothers Matthew, Herbert (Bobbie,) Harold and her sister Glenna QUINN (Wilfrid.) Amanda was a graduate of Toronto Normal School and taught elementary school in the Bradford area and Thornhill for 10 years prior to her marriage in 1933. She and her husband farmed on Highway 11 north of Bradford until his death when she moved to Bradford where she served as assistant librarian at the Bradford Public Library. She and her husband were devoted to their family, their church and their community. She moved to Stratford in 1998. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Road, Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Bradford United Church, 66 Barrie Street, Bradford on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Coulson's Hill. Officiating clergy Reverend Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA, Minister of Central United Church, Stratford and John PATTERSON, Greenwood Court Pastor. Donations to Greenwood Court, 90 Greenwood Dr., Stratford, Ontario, N5A 7W5 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PETROFSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
PAVLOU, Elias " Elo"
Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at Centenary Health Centre, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Thomai. Loving father of Vicky and her husband Louis PETROFSKI. Proud grandfather of Steven (Morana) and Diane (Paul). Elo will be sadly missed by all of his other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.)on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church, 76 Overlea Blvd., Toronto (south of Eglinton, off Don Mills Rd.), on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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PETROFSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
PAVLOU, Thomai
Suddenly on Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 at Centenary Health Centre, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Elias. Loving mother of Vicky and her husband Louis PETROFSKI and the late Nicholas. Dear grandmother of Steven (Morana) and Diane (Paul). Thomai will be sadly missed by her brothers, sister, other family members and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Saturday and Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at St. Clement of Ohrid Cathedral, 76 Overlea Blvd., Toronto (west of Don Mills Rd.) on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Parkinson Society.

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PETROLIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-04 published
FALCONI, Dr. Santé Joseph "Sandy" (April 7, 1928-June 2, 2005)
At home, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant and courageous fight. Beloved husband for nearly 55 years to Anita (née PETROLIA.) Devoted father to Sandra (John SRIGLEY,) Michael (Silvana), Paul (Susan) and Gregory (Rosemary). Proud Papa to Jocelyn, Justin and Jillian SRIGLEY; Angela, Sandy, Michelle, Adam and Jessica FALCONI; Jordan, Laurel and Alexander FALCONI Natalie and Andrew FALCONI. Predeceased by his parents Michele and Emelia FALCONI and sister Stella HERMAN. Survived by brothers Hubert and Louis FALCONI, both of North Bay. Dad will be sadly missed by his in-laws and many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and colleagues. Graduating twice from the University of Toronto, Phm.B. 5T2 and D.D.S. 7T0, Dad was a successful businessman, pharmacist and dental surgeon in Montreal, Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto. As a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus, he was always available for any religious ceremony. As an active member of the Pisterzo Social Club, Dad was always proud of his Italian heritage. He was a man of honour and integrity. Those who knew Dad could always count on his loyalty, caring and advice. The family wishes to thank Dr. Cam JOYNER for his expertise and support over the past seventeen years. Thank you also to Dr. Sheldon TOBE and his home peritoneal dialysis team - your guidance and emotional support at all hours was very much appreciated. Special thanks to all Dad's caregivers for the many hours of T.L.C. and personal care, especially Suzanne, Melanie and Lynn. We send special gratitude to Dr. Anthony PETRASEK and his home palliative care team. Your care and compassion helped us immensely. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (W. of Royal York Rd.), Etobicoke. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, St. Anthony Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Peritoneal Home Dialysis Unit, c/o Sunnybrook and Women's Hospital or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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