PIERCY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-11 published
MURRINS, Terrance " Terry"
Passed away on March 8, 2005 at his home at the age of 48. Terry is predeceased by his father Roland, brother Percy MURRINS and sister Janette PIERCY. Survived by his mother Annie MURRINS, brothers Murray (Sandra,) Boris (Margarie) and sisters Kay YOUNG (Wayne), Barbara PEARCEY (Steve), Joyann MURRINS, Trudy COOK (Darren) and his children Terry Jr., Carrie-Ann, Terrance, Kimberly and many nieces, nephews and Friends. He will be sadly missed by his partner Joni and his little buddy Tim. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main st. subway) 416-698-3121 on Friday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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PIERI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-08 published
Former Toronto Star reporter dies
Journalist Jack CAHILL had storied career that spanned the globe
The Canadian Press, Page B12
Toronto - He grabbed a shark by the tail in Australia. He ate braised bull's penis in Beijing. He drank three-mice wine in Hong Kong with real dead mice at the bottom of the bottle.
And he found bliss in those summers spent sailing the Great Lakes, sipping a rum and Coke, putting the world to rights with his buddies.
Former Toronto Star reporter Jack CAHILL, who died at age 79 Wednesday in Toronto after a lengthy illness, believed the best way to get a story was, in his own words, "to see it, feel it, touch it."
He had to be there, watching history unfold, regardless of the danger.
"He was one of the last old-time journalists and the world was his beat," said Michael PIERI, a foreign editor at the Star in the 1970s. "He represents an era that saw some of the best foreign correspondents."
CAHILL won a National Newspaper Award for his account of escaping Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975.
He got onto one of the last evacuation helicopters out of Saigon, which deposited him safely onto an American battleship. But CAHILL and a group of Vietnamese refugees were kicked off the ship in the middle of the night because, as the captain told them, they weren't Americans.
He spent six days as one of 8,000 passengers on a refugee ship in the South China Sea. With only three small paper cups of water a day, he endured incredible heat and used now-worthless Vietnamese currency as toilet paper.
He recalled the adventure in an article he wrote for the Star to mark his retirement in 1991. His tactile reporting style is everywhere in his writing, grabbing readers through their senses: "The holds smelled of urine and sweat... It was so hot down there you could see the air. Hot, stinking air is yellow or purple."
CAHILL's family, living in Hong Kong at the time, had no news of him for a week after he disappeared from Saigon. His eldest son, Anthony, remembers when the family first found out CAHILL was alive and well.
"The irony was he'd gone from living on that ship, living on nothing for six days, then we got a call (from him) from the pool of the Canadian ambassador's residence in Manila. Having a Scotch, I think."
Anthony says that was typical of his father's career - the James Bond-like ease with which CAHILL could switch from wearing a flak jacket on a battle-field to a tuxedo.
CAHILL was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1926. He finished high school
just in time to enlist in the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of Second
World War, too late to see any action.
"He ended up playing football for the
Royal Australian Air Force," says Marie, CAHILL's wife of 48
years.
When CAHILL moved to Canada he worked for the Vancouver Sun as its Ottawa bureau chief until 1965. Later that year, he started at the Star as a reporter. He was appointed national editor in 1969, did a brief stint as Ottawa bureau chief in 1970, and worked as the Star's Asian bureau chief from 1973 to 1978.
In addition to newspaper writing, CAHILL published five books and a collection of his adventures as a foreign correspondent called If You Don't Like the War, Switch the Damn Thing Off!
Jack CAHILL is survived by Marie and their four children, Anthony, Sally, Kerry and Patrick.

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PIERO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
DI PIERO, Robert
Peacefully after a short illness at Humber River Regional Hospital Church Site on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the age of 41. Loving brother of Luciano (Shelley), Linda (Guy), Miranda, Shiloh, and Justin. Beloved soulmate of Lucia SKINNER. Dear stepfather to Shileen. Father of Robert and Jacqueline of the Maritimes. Loving Uncle of Crystal, Jacob, Jeffery, Margaret, Salvatore, Dezarae, Nickolis and Shyanne. Friends may visit at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel", 3725 Keele St. (between Sheppard and Finch Aves.), 416-636-7027, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service on Thursday at the Funeral Home (time of service to be confirmed, please phone the funeral home). Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humber River Regional Hospital Church Site Cardiac Unit. Great appreciation for the staff in the Critical Care Unit at Humber River Regional Hospital Church Site.

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PIEROBON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-25 published
PIEROBON, Lina
God called Lina peacefully, on November 24, 2005, at the age of 80, to be reunited in Heaven with her loving husband Luigi, who passed away in 1999. Cherished by her dear children Mary (Quintino ALFANO), Oliver (Wendy), Lori (Nick PANTALEO). Proud nonna of Anthony, Michael, Paul, Jessica, Alex, Stephanie, and Kristine. She will always be remembered by her brothers and sister in Italy and held dear in the hearts of her nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Visitation will be held at Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332), on Friday from 2-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 11: 00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (on Jane Street, north of King Rd., at 16th Side Road). Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (on Yonge Street, south of Hwy. 7). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at the Southlake Regional Hospital.

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PIEROTTI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
PIEROTTI, Luciana (née SANCHIONI)
Luciana (née SANCHIONI) in her 66th year, passed away suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on Monday, February 7, 2005. She was surrounded by her loving family and will be missed greatly by her loving husband and best friend of 43 years, Lidio PIEROTTI, her children David (Lisa,) Paola, Michael (Bonnie) and her "bella" grandchildren Connor, Juliana, Luke and John, all of London "we will miss you Nonna". Dear daughter of Daria and the late Guerrino. Dear sister of Gabriella (Bruno deceased), Gabrielle (Grazia), and Giancarlo (Tiziana) of Fano, Italy. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Zio Don SANDRO. Entombment at Holy Family Mausoleum, St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Leukemia Research Foundation would be appreciated.

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PIEROTTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
LAZARIUK, Robert Stephen
Born October 30, 1953, passed away December 11, 2005 at home surrounded by family and Friends at the age of 52. Beloved son of Olga LAZARIUK and the late William LAZARIUK, brother of Susanne McROBERTS (Bob), Donna HUGHES (Greg) and Bill LAZARIUK. Predeceased by brother, Brett. Rob will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Corey, Patrick, Kaitlin and Julia and by a host of Friends. Rob was diagnosed with colon cancer in July, 2004 just before beginning his posting with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada as a Foreign Service Officer in Guatemala. In keeping with Rob's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service, and cremation has taken place. The family will hold a private gathering to celebrate Rob's life at a later date. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice Toronto (25 King St. West, Suite 1102, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1G3, 416-364-1666), who, together with Hospice Palliative Care Network, made it possible for Rob to be cared for at home. The family expresses deepest appreciation to Rob's wonderful Care Team which included Rosie GILLAN (Barrie), Gary GREENMAN (Ottawa), Norman HOARE (Montreal), Debbie KESTENBERG (Toronto), Daisy LEVY (Toronto), John McCOOL (Ottawa,) Susan MITCHELL (Toronto,) Lena MORTON (Ottawa,) Joe PIEROTTI (Toronto), June PIEROTTI (Toronto), Kris RISK (Toronto), Aline SAVARD (Barrie) and Andy WILLIAMS (Ottawa.) " Love remains"

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PIERPONT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
MacALLISTER, John Edward Murray
Peacefully, in his 80th year and after a brief illness, on Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. John will be dearly missed by his loving wife Shirley. John was predeceased by his son, Timothy. John will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by Susan and Geoffrey MORAWETZ, Melanie and Pascal FORTIER and Annette and Kenneth PIPHER. John was the loving grandfather of Jack, Erin, and Colleen MORAWETZ, and Brett, Ryan, and Kenny PIPHER. John is survived by his sisters, Helen and her husband Rolf DOEHLER, and Irene and her husband Dr. Howard PIERPONT. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States: Murray DOEHLER, John DOEHLER, Christa LIGHTBURN, David PIERPONT, and Helen BURZUMATO. John served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and then graduated from McGill University in Metallurgical Engineering. He successfully ran his own company in the converting industry. The funeral service will be held at Saint John's United Church, Oakville, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow. Private family interment at St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5 or Saint John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville L6J 1P9, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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PIERPONT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
MacALLISTER, John Edward Murray
Peacefully, in his 80th year and after a brief illness on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. John will be dearly missed by his loving wife Shirley. John was predeceased by his son Timothy. John will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by Susan and Geoffrey MORAWETZ, Melanie and Pascal FORTIER, and Annette and Kenneth PIPHER. John was the loving grandfather of Jack, Erin, and Colleen MORAWETZ and Brett, Ryan, and Kenny PIPHER. John is survived by his sisters Helen and her husband Rolf DOEHLER and Irenë and her husband Dr. Howard PIERPONT. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States: Murray DOEHLER, John DOEHLER, Christa LIGHTBURN, David PIERPONT and Helen BURZUMATO. John served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and then graduated from McGill University in Metallurgical Engineering. He successfully ran his own company in the converting industry. The funeral service will be held at Saint John's United Church, Oakville on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Private family interment at St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville., Ontario L6J 7P5 or Saint John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1P9 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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PIERRE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
SOMERVILLE, Cora (née STRONG)
Cora, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, January 8, 2005 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Archie SOMERVILLE (1997.) Dear mother of Joan (Ken) CAMPBELL of Seaforth, LoisAnn (Maurice) WATHKE of Kitchener, Jane (Jack) HARVEY of Exeter, and Linda (Eric) ROSS of London. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kevin (Susan) CAMPBELL, Kim (Adrian) VAN DEN HOVEN, Brad (Brenda) CAMPBELL, Pam (Tim) CANT, Leanne (Bob) LA PIERRE, Cheryl (Erich) FREITER, David and Matthew ROSS. Also loved by great grandchildren Sarah and Alanah CAMPBELL, Robert and Jacob CAMPBELL, Hayden and Avery CANT, Victoria, Brianna and Alexis LA PIERRE, and Bryan and Katelyn FREITER. Cora will be missed by sisters-in-law Mabel STRONG, Grace SMITH and Anna McNICHOL as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends. Besides her parents Bill and Jane STRONG (née SHOULDICE,) Cora was predeceased by her sister Anna ALLEN and by brother Leonard STRONG and also by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Cora was born on December 25, 1909 in Egmondville and later moved with her family to the farm homestead in Tuckersmith Township. After graduating from Seaforth District High School, she attended Stratford Normal School and McDonald Institute in Guelph. She taught for five years in McKillop Township at Leadbury School (S.S.#7.) On June 6, 1936 she married Archie SOMERVILLE. After her marriage, Cora dedicated her life to providing a loving home for her husband and four daughters on the family farm in McKillop. She derived joy and contentment in her various domestic pursuits of cooking, gardening, sewing, decorating, and nurturing her family. For many years, she taught Sunday School at Caven United Church, Winthrop and also served as treasurer of the United Church Women there. In 1984, Cora and Archie retired and moved to their home in Seaforth. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Northside United Church, Seaforth on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 from 12: 00-1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held following visitation at 2: 00 p.m. with Bruce WHITMORE and Reverend John GOULD officiating. Spring interment at Maitland Bank Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Box & Smith Funeral Chapel, Seaforth (519-527-1142).

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PIERRE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-11 published
SOMERVILLE, Cora Frances (née STRONG)
Cora Frances passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, January 8, 2005 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Archie SOMERVILLE (1997.) Dear mother of Joan (Ken) CAMPBELL of Seaforth, LoisAnn (Maurice) WATHKE of Kitchener, Jane (Jack) HARVEY of Exeter, and Linda (Eric) ROSS of London. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kevin (Susan) CAMPBELL, Kim (Adrian) VAN DEN HOVEN, Brad (Brenda) CAMPBELL, Pam (Tim) CANT, Leanne (Bob) LA PIERRE, Cheryl (Erich) FREITER, David and Matthew ROSS. Also loved by great grandchildren Sarah and Alanah CAMPBELL, Robert and Jacob CAMPBELL, Hayden and Avery CANT, Victoria, Brianna and Alexis LA PIERRE, and Byron and Katelyn FREITER. Cora will be missed by sisters-in-law Mabel STRONG, Grace SMITH and Anna McNICHOL as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends. Besides her parents Bill and Jane STRONG (née SHOULDICE,) Cora was predeceased by her sister Annie ALLEN and by brother Leonard STRONG and also by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Cora was born on December 25, 1909 in Egmondville and later moved with her family to the farm homestead in Tuckersmith Township. After graduating from Seaforth District High School, she attended Stratford Normal School and McDonald Institute in Guelph. She taught for five years in McKillop Township at Leadbury School (S.S.#7.) On June 6, 1936 she married Archie SOMERVILLE. After her marriage, Cora dedicated her life to providing a loving home for her husband and four daughters on the family farm in McKillop. She derived joy and contentment in her various domestic pursuits of cooking, gardening, sewing, decorating, and nurturing her family. For many years, she taught Sunday School at Caven United Church, Winthrop and also served as treasurer of the United Church Women there. In 1984, Cora and Archie retired and moved to their home in Seaforth. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Northside United Church, Seaforth on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 from 12: 00-1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held following visitation at 2: 00 p.m. with Bruce WHITMORE and Reverend John GOULD officiating. Spring interment at Maitland Bank Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Box & Smith Funeral Chapel, Seaforth (519-527-1142).

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PIERRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
Richard LYONS, Elder and Dancer: 1925-2005
Ojibwa leader who was born off the reserve came late to Couchiching traditions but made up for lost time by becoming a cultural authority
By Stephanie MacLELLAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, May 2, 2005, Page S9
Thunder Bay, Ontario -- In the years before Richard LYONS learned to dance, Ojibwa culture in northwestern Ontario was quietly slipping its way towards extinction. The era of residential schools had left First Nations communities with fragmented cultural traditions. The sacred ceremonies that had lasted hundreds of years were furtive at best, but more often, absent altogether.
"It wasn't cool to be native back then," said Mark SAULT, a director at Seven Generations Education Institute and a long-time friend. "We were being civilized into society."
Richard LYONS was born not on a reserve but in Fort Frances, Ontario, where his father worked as an interpreter for the Department of Indian Affairs. He was a member of the Couchiching First Nation but lived in town and was educated at Catholic schools. Growing up, being native was only something that got him picked on at school.
At 18, Mr. LYONS joined the Canadian Army and was stationed at Camp Shilo, Manitoba While home on leave, he met Marjorie SPEAKER in a Chinese food restaurant. The two married after he left the army in 1946 and Marjorie soon took him to see her reserve.
Traditional culture was thriving in Manitou Rapids First Nation, now a part of the Rainy River First Nations, a small community about 30 kilometres west of Fort Frances. In contrast to other communities, powwows and spiritual ceremonies were common. From the first moment he saw the dancing and heard the drumbeats, Mr. LYONS was captivated. It didn't take long for him to join in, dancing in his street clothes among the colourful, hand-crafted costumes of others. "It just came natural," Mrs. LYONS recalled. "He just felt like he had to be dancing."
Mr. LYONS spent time with the elders of Manitou Rapids, learning the dance steps, the songs, the story that each dance told. At first it was grass dancing, a freestyle named for the way the wind blew across a field of grass, but later he moved to a traditional style based on war dances. Even as he was learning, he knew he wanted to pass on what he'd been taught.
"I think he felt that it needed to be shared, not only amongst our own people, but it needed to be shared with non-native people to enrich everyone," said his youngest daughter, Kathy BECK. "He wasn't political about it, and he didn't have any motives in it, other than sharing it."
In the late 1950s, Mr. LYONS moved to Thunder Bay to take a job as a lumber grader in a sawmill and he started giving demonstrations at the newly constructed Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre. Since no one else knew the music, he'd go to gatherings with a tape recorder. Later, when he performed, he danced alone to the fuzzy recordings of drumming and chanting.
"He was in his own world when he danced," Mr. SAULT said. "He just wanted to show that it is still alive. He wanted to share it."
Mr. LYONS was especially concerned with sharing his new knowledge with younger generations. Like today, children from remote, Northern Ontario communities would come to Thunder Bay to attend high school. Mr. LYONS resolved that they never forget their culture, as he had done. Instead, he performed for them and gave talks at local schools to explain what the dances meant.
He also started teaching dance at the Friendship centre. Johnny PIERRE was a teenager, struggling with the temptations of drugs and alcohol, when he became one of Mr. LYONS' first students. "For me, he gave me a sense of belonging," Mr. PIERRE said. "He showed me a different way of living."
He also made the youngsters stumbling through strange steps feel at ease. "He was a very patient person."
Mr. LYONS taught dance nearly every night he wasn't working. Whenever he could, he travelled with his wife and their four children to gatherings in faraway communities in Ontario and the United States. He'd often drive all night and make it back home in time to work his next shift at the sawmill.
"When he first started, he wasn't planning on doing this," Ms. BECK said. "Then when people started asking him to do performances and teachings, he just started getting more and more requests. He began to see that this is perhaps a calling."
In the end, Mr. LYONS left his job at the sawmill to devote more time to teaching and performing. He also became cultural co-ordinator at the Indian Friendship Centre.
In 1972, he founded the Dick Lyons Dance Troupe. Over the next 16 years, it steadily grew, touring North America and Europe and performing at schools and cultural events. First Nations drum-and-dance groups sprang up in their wake. "There was a big turnaround," Mr. PIERRE said. "I think he bridged a big gap in the community."
When the Queen visited Thunder Bay in 1973, the Fort William First Nation asked Mr. LYONS to organize a performance at Mount McKay scenic lookout. That single event turned into a large annual powwow that now occurs every Canada Day.
All the same, bringing hope to the community was just as important to him as bringing them his dancing. Mr. LYONS was a spiritual adviser to aboriginal inmates at Thunder Bay District Jail. He was also a founding elder of Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services. "He addressed the region from all levels," said Jerry WOODS, who still works at Dilico. "Right from the children's level to sitting at the table with the board of directors, advising us of the traditions and culture."
Ms. BECK remembers him sitting at the kitchen table until 3 a.m. with chiefs and elders, trying to learn everything he could about legends and spirituality. "It wasn't just dancing and singing, the entertainment of it," she said. "There was a lot more depth than that."
In the foothills of the Norwester Mountains, south of Thunder Bay, sits an improbable outdoor shrine to the Virgin Mary. Richard LYONS used to make the trek out into the bush to pray there, climbing off the beaten path to reach the statue. But it was never the typical series of rosary recitations, even though he was raised Catholic. He'd offer tobacco, and meditate in the spirit of the outdoors, honouring the Native spirituality he found later in life.
Many people credit Mr. LYONS with restoring Native culture and spirituality to prominence in northwestern Ontario. But it was never at the expense of Christianity, the region's more established religion. "He didn't make a distinction between the two," Ms. BECK said. "To him it was all one."
Mr. LYONS, who in 2002 was named a member of the Order of Canada, was often asked to address graduations and other gatherings but knew better than to take himself too seriously. "Because he was an elder, people used to expect him to have these profound statements," Ms. BECK said. "So he'd talk to them in a really profound way, and then it would turn out to be a joke."
Mr. LYONS was also an elder in another dimension, too. Mr. SAULT and Mr. PIERRE both regarded him as a father figure and say that many more felt the same way.
"There was an amazing number of people he spoke to over the years that would come and ask him for advice," Ms. BECK said. "He always said, 'I don't know why they come to me... I don't have a magic formula.' But for some reason, people really liked what he had to say."
Mr. LYONS had already been battling cancer for about three years when his son Brian died of complications from a heart condition in the spring of 2004. On the day of the memorial service, he was counselling other people.
"The culture is thriving in this area now, and I think that's his main legacy," Ms. BECK said. "At the same time, his legacy as a person is that he touched so many people."
Richard LYONS was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, on January 10, 1925. He died of cancer on March 21, 2005, in Thunder Bay, Ontario He was 80. He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 59 years, and by daughters Verna LEGARDE and Kathy BECK. He was predeceased by sons Richard and Brian.

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PIERRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-12 published
STUTT, Doris S.J. (née JEMMETT)
Doris STUTT of Weston, Ontario, resided at The Waterford in Oakville, Ontario. Dear wife of the late Arthur William STUTT. After an illness, peacefully in Oakville, she passed on September 10, 2005, leaving behind her daughter Michelle J. and her husband Thomas BAILEY. She leaves 2 loving thoughtful grandchildren Thomas E. BAILEY and Natascha Jane BAILEY. Eldest sister to Linda ST. PIERRE and Donald JEMMETT of Minden, Ontario and the late William and Joseph JEMMETT. Sadly, she has left us behind to be with her husband and Christ the Lord. Friends and family may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Monday, September 12, 2005, from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment at Prospect Cemetery will follow the reception.

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PIERRETTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
LOCKE, Don (July 17, 1928-January 26, 2005)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Wednesday, January 26, 2005. Don LOCKE, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Ilienne LOCKE of London. Devoted father of John LOCKE (Jean) of Hay River, N.W.T., Mary LOCKE (Charles BROWN) of Mossley, Nancy FORSTER (Reg) of Surrey, British Columbia and Keith LOCKE (Susan) of Talbotville. Loving Grandfather of James (Lisa), Cameron, Ashley, Vanessa, Sarah, Lisa, Kyle and Kirsten. Great-grandfather of Kayla. Predeceased by his brothers Douglas and Murray. Remembered by his sisters-in-law Grace and Bobbie. Also remembered by Ilienne's brother Charlie (PIERRETTE) and sisters Barbara and Jean (Frank), nieces, nephews, many Friends and business associates. It was Don's wish for cremation and a private family service. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Lung Association) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online @ www.londoncremations.com

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PIERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-02 published
McMILLAN, Lorna E. (PALEN)
Lorna E. McMILLAN (PALEN) passed away, surrounded by her family at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday February 28, 2005 in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late James McMILLAN (1987.) Dear mother of Ron McMILLAN and his wife Gail of R.R.#1 Aylmer, and dear Grandma to Craig McMILLAN and Lorie and Todd McMILLAN and his friend Jenn, all of Tillsonburg and Stephanie PEACH and Dwayne of Kitchener. Dear great grandmother of 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand_son. Dear sister of Freda KELLY of Vineland and Ruby PIERS and Bert of Strathroy and Murray PALEN of Tillsonburg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Wayne Douglas McMILLAN in 1958 and by 1 sister Vera and 3 brothers Earl, Morley and Mervin. The late Lorna McMILLAN is resting at Ivy Ridge Funeral Centre, 52 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg (842-7888) for funeral service in the chapel on Thursday at 2pm with Reverend Margaret MURRAY of the Avondale-Zion United Church officiating. Interment at the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Family and Friends are welcome to meet with the family for visitations on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

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PIERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-05 published
PIERS, Desmond William, C.M., D.S.C., C.D., L.O.N., K.C.L.J., M.M.L.J., Rear-Admiral Royal Canadian Navy, (Ret'd).
It is with deep sadness that the Piers family announce the death of Desmond William PIERS on November 1, 2005. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 12, 1913, he was the son of the late William Harrington PIERS and the late Dr. Florence Maud (O'DONNELL) PIERS, and a member of one of the City's founding families. Educated at the Halifax County Academy and the Royal Military College of Canada, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1932 as the first ex-Cadet of R.M.C. to enter that service. During his span of thirty-five years' naval service he advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral before taking voluntary retirement in 1967. Admiral PIERS is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Janet (MacNEILL) daughter, Anne BAKER; grand_sons Hugh (Anne McDONOUGH;) Philip (Jeanetta HOFFMAN;) and Piers (Katherine GLEASON;) great grandchildren, Justin, Jamie, Erin, Jillian, Adrienne and Isabella Janet; brother, Walter Harrington PIERS, and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia FINCH- NOYES. His remains are entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester, Nova Scotia 902-275-3811. A memorial service will be held in Saint Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia at 2: 00 p.m. Friday, 18 November 2005, the Reverend James McCorriston officiating. Admiral Pier's ashes will, at a later date and in the presence of family, be placed in the Naval Crypt of historic Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and stroke Foundation, 902-421-1967. or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent on line or by fax to Davis Funeral Home, Chester, Nova Scotia Fax: 902-275-3811; Email: gillis@davisfuneralhome.ca

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PIERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-09 published
I Remember -- Desmond "Debby" PIERS
By Craig MOFFATT, Wednesday, November 9, 2005, Page S9
Craig MOFFATT of Kingston writes about Rear Admiral Desmond PIERS, whose obituary appeared on November 5.
I remember, as a very junior faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Military College in Kingston, the arrival of Debby PIERS (known to us as Commodore PIERS) in 1957 to serve as commandant.
We were somewhat in awe of this distinguished sailor. He was nearly twice my age, had served heroically in the Second World War, and he and his wife, Janet, continually dazzled us with their social skills -- a hint of nobility leavened with genuine caring and interest in each of us, regardless of our status.
In any gathering, large or small, they would smoothly "work the room," leaving each of us feeling they had made genuine contact with us as persons. In this, they were assisted by incredible memories for names; we were convinced they must have spent many private hours looking at photo directories of those they might expect to encounter at an upcoming event.
But there was more to it than that. I left Royal Military College the next year and, for the next two decades, our paths did not cross. One evening in the late 1970s, however, I was occupying an aisle seat at a theatre production in London's West End. At intermission, I noticed a familiar-looking gentleman making his way out. Our eyes met, he immediately stopped, reached out his hand to shake mine, and exclaimed: "Craig, how nice to see you! What brings you to London?"
It was Debby, and I learned that, by then, he had retired from the navy and was serving as Nova Scotia's agent-general in Britain. But I also learned that his interest in people was deeply rooted and that his memory for names was more than just a short-term recollection for the next social gathering.
I have long ago forgotten the name of the show in London, but I have never forgotten the long-lasting interest and understanding he showed to everyone he met.

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PIERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-10 published
I Remember -- Desmond "Debby" PIERS
By Fraser McKEE, Thursday, November 10, 2005, Page S9
Retired reserve naval officer and author Fraser McKEE writes about Rear Admiral Desmond PIERS, whose obituary appeared on November 5.
I remember encountering Rear Admiral Desmond PIERS in Liverpool in May of 1993 at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the turnaround in the Battle of the Atlantic, in which he had been a valiant participant. I had worked for him at war's end at the Stadacona naval base, and our paths had crossed occasionally since then.
One of the major events of the celebration that May was to be a large fleet review in Moelfre Bay, some 30 kilometres from the city, with participants from countries involved in the original battle.
Tour boats went out with spectators to see the Queen pass through the fleet, and Rear Admiral PIERS was in one of them. I didn't bother going because the weather was absolutely appalling, so bad that the smaller minesweepers and submarines had to come in because their anchors wouldn't hold.
That evening, I encountered Debby in the lobby of our hotel and asked him how the fleet review had gone. "It was marvellous," he responded with much glee. "It pissed down rain, was so foggy you couldn't see anything much and as rough as hell! It was as realistic as the real thing in the North Atlantic. Great!"
He would have known, because he'd been there for several years, in exactly those conditions. It was a typical Debby attitude.

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PIERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
SEATON, Marlene Charlotte (née WHITE/WHYTE)
Suddenly, on Monday, January 31, 2005, while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Marlene (née WHITE/WHYTE,) in her 59th year, was the devoted wife of Ralph of Little Britain. Loving mother of Ken, Sean and his wife Christine, Leslie and her husband Ron WALKER, and Brenda and her husband Roger PIERS. Cherished grandmother of Brandon, Tyler, Aidan, Madyson and MacKenzie. Much loved daughter of Constance (John) COMSTIVE and Lorne (Ruth) WHITE/WHYTE, and granddaughter of Lottie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Treasured sister of Karen and Calvin. Marlene will be forever missed by Mark and many other extended family members and Friends. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from Little Britain United Church, 1022 Little Britain Road, on Saturday, February 5th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PIERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
SEATON, Marlene Charlotte (née WHITE/WHYTE)
Suddenly, on Monday, January 31, 2005, while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Marlene (née WHITE/WHYTE,) in her 59th year, was the devoted wife of Ralph of Little Britain. Loving mother of Ken, Sean and his wife Christine, Leslie and her husband Ron WALKER, and Brenda and her husband Roger PIERS. Cherished grandmother of Brandon, Tyler, Aidan, Madyson and MacKenzie. Much loved daughter of Constance (John) COMSTIVE and Lorne (Ruth) WHITE/WHYTE, and granddaughter of Lottie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Treasured sister of Karen and Calvin. Marlene will be forever missed by Mark and many other extended family members and Friends. Visitation was held at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from Little Britain United Church, 1022 Little Britain Road, on Saturday, February 5th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PIERSOL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-20 published
PIERSOL, William Alan
After an extremely courageous battle with cancer, Will PIERSOL died in peace with great dignity and grace, well cared for by the doctors and nursing staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Wednesday May 18th, 2005. Will was the beloved husband of Sheila for 37 years. He was the wonderful father of Laura and John. Other loving family members include his brother Peter and his wife Diana, nephews Geoffrey and Alex, his brother-in-law Ted and Cathy MICHIE, and his sister-in-law Carol and her husband Neil WILLIAMS. Will was a professional electrical engineer at A.M.E.C. (formerly: Agra; Monenco) for a long career spanning 37 years. Enthusiastic and dedicated to his career, he enjoyed working with his co-workers on many different electrical projects. He was most relaxed at his family cottage in Georgian Bay, a tranquil sanctuary. We shared happy family times there. We will all miss him greatly. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) from 1: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Friday, May 20th, 2005. A private family funeral will be held in Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations will be greatly appreciated to The Canadian Cancer Research Society.

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PIERSOL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
PIERSOL, William Alan
After an extremely courageous battle with cancer, Will PIERSOL died in peace with great dignity and grace, well cared for by the doctors and nursing staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Will was the beloved husband of Sheila for 37 years. He was the wonderful father of Laura and John. Other loving family members include his brother Peter and his wife Diana, nephews Geoffrey and Alex, his brother-in-law Ted and Cathy MICHIE, and his sister-in-law Carol and her husband Neil WILLIAMS. Will was a professional electrical engineer at A.M.E.C. (formerly: Agra; Monenco) for a long career spanning 37 years. Enthusiastic and dedicated to his career, he enjoyed working with his co-workers on many different electrical projects. He was most relaxed at his family cottage in Georgian Bay, a tranquil sanctuary. We shared happy family times there. We will all miss him greatly. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) from 1: 30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2005. A private family funeral will be held in Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations will be greatly appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Research Fund, 305-200 Isabella Street, Ottawa K1S 1V7.

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PIERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
PIERSON, Walter Raymond " Wally" Jr.
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Sunday February 6, 2005 Walter Raymond (Wally) PIERSON Jr., of Goderich in his 51st year. Beloved son of the late Walter PIERSON (1986) and the late Isabel (BERRIMAN) PIERSON (2004.) Loving father of Michael. Dear brother of Rose Marie and Clayton BOYCE of Goderich, Shirley and Ronald LACEY of Stratford and Lynda and Bill STEENSTRA of Clinton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. "Bluewater Chapel" 201 Suncoast Drive, East, Goderich on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation with interment of cremains in Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PIERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-09 published
REBHAN, Augusta 'Gusti', M.D., Ph.D. (1917-2005)
Peacefully on Saturday, May 7th, 2005 of Wellington, Ontario, formerly of Toronto at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband Hans and her sister Maria. Loved aunt of Peter and his wife Monique, great aunt of Peter (Nadia), Marc (Alexandra), Marika and greatgreat aunt of Nickolaus and Sonya. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at the Church of St. Gregory the Great, Picton, on Wednesday, May 11th at 11 a.m. Father Brian HART and Father Harold O'NEILL Officiating. Final Interment will be at the Hauptfriedhof in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Friends May Pay Their Respects At The Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, Ontario Tuesday Evening From 7: 00 Til 9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers On Tuesday At 8:00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques Only Please). We are deeply thankful for the support given to Gusti by Dr. KOLABINSKI, Ray and Trudy KROCK, Claudia BUCHANEN, Doris JOHNSTON, Joanne PIERSON, Lucille ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and the dedicated staff of the Access Centre for Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. For online condolences and donations www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PIERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
REBHAN, Augusta " Gusti," M.D., Ph.D. (1917-2005)
Peacefully on Saturday, May 7th, 2005, of Wellington, Ontario, formerly of Toronto, at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband Hans and her sister Maria. Loved aunt of Peter and his wife Monique, great aunt of Peter (Nadia), Marc (Alexandra), Marika, and great-great aunt of Nickolaus and Sonya. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at the Church of St. Gregory the Great, Picton, on Wednesday, May 11th at 11 a.m. Father Brian HART and Father Harold O'NEILL officiating. Final interment will be at the Hauptfriedhof in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Friends may pay their respects at the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 til 9: 00 p.m. Parish Prayers on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). We are deeply thankful for the support given to Gusti by Dr. KOLABINSKI, Ray and Trudy KROCK, Claudia BUCHANEN, Doris JOHNSTON, Joanne PIERSON, Lucille ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and the dedicated staff of the Access Centre for Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Online donations and condolences available at www.whattamfuneralhome.com.

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PIERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
PASCHAKIS, Helen Dolly
Peacefully in her sleep on June 4, 2005 at her residence, in her 81st year. Helen, the beloved wife and friend of the late Konstantinos VASILIOU. Loving mother of George and Donna VASILIOU (Florida, U.S.A..) Cherished sister of the late Popy PASCHAKIS, Dimitra VAZOURA, and Leandros. Dearly loved grandmother of Constantinos, and Helen DOLLY. Loving aunt to Elizabeth and Athanasias KOUSATHANAS, George and Marinella PASCHAKIS, Francis and Dennis PIERSON, Nicolaos and Brenda PASCHAKIS, Alexandros and Hilda PASCHAKIS, Marios and Athena PASCHAKIS, and Dimitris and Anna VAZOURA. Friends may visit at Scott Funeral Home "West Toronto Chapel", 1273 Weston Road, Toronto (just north of Eglinton Ave., parking off of Ray Ave.), 416-243-0202, on Thursday, June 9, 2005 from 7-9 p.m., and Friday, June 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Sts. Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Church, 1 Brookhaven Drive, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2005. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.

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PIERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
PIERSON, Leslie Allan
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Thursday, June 23, 2005, Leslie PIERSON, Orangeville, in his 79th year, beloved husband of Eileen PROCTOR. Dear father and father-in-law of Brenda and Ian MARSH, Mary and Glenn FRASER, Craig and Jane PIERSON, Lynne and Gary LOUGHEED, Yvonne PIERSON and Steve SNELL, Blair and Ellen PIERSON. Loving grandfather of Gerard McLEAN, Brooke BOUWMAN, Clinton McLEAN, Maggie FRASER, Carin FRASER, Thom PIERSON, Trevor PIERSON, Derek LOUGHEED, Katrina LOUGHEED, Meaghan Snell, and Samantha PIERSON. Dear great grandfather of Morgan, Denver and Alexander BOUWMAN. Dear brother of Don and Evelyn PIERSON, Beth and Ron GROVES. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Sunday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday morning, June 27 at 11 o'clock. Interment St. John's Cemetery, 7th Line Mono. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Dufferin Chapter, 32 First Street, Orangeville L9W 3E1. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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PIERUNEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
HUMPHREYS, Enoch Clarence " Larry"
Passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005, after a very brief illness, at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, at the age of 102. He was born in Montreal in 1902 and experienced many interesting jobs and was so proud of his 37 years at Hilroy in Toronto and driving the Royal Guard for the Prince of Wales around 1927. He joins his late parents and 10 siblings. He will be reunited with "the love of his life" Rhoda, who predeceased him on June 25, 2004. He is survived by his only daughter Ora EVOLA (Florida) and his devoted great-niece Donna SWANSON, who had the privilege of sharing "Uncle Larry's" daily life over the past 10 months. He is also survived by a nephew Ted HUMPHREYS (Barbara) and many great and great-great nieces and nephews (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver). Larry will be sadly missed by his adoptive doggies, Buddy and Baxter ("the Baby") who brought him so much joy. Many thanks to Beverley PIERUNEK who assisted in his care and provided great companionship. Larry put all his faith and trust in Dr. Peter ANDERSON and appreciated his advice for more than 20 years. Larry had a great passion for his "Hawaiian Steel Guitar" and did his last dance steps on the 3rd floor of the R.M.H. Sincere thanks go out to the nursing staff who observed this remarkable man and provided exceptional care and attention. Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, K9V 3L9 (705-328-2721).

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