PITTAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
POWERS, Wendy Elizabeth
Peacefully, at Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, Wendy Elizabeth POWERS of West Bank, British Columbia in her 53rd year. Beloved daughter of Isobel and the late Doug POWERS (1984.) Predeceased by her husband Randy ATKINS (1999.) Sadly missed by brother Mike and sisters Jane POWERS (Rod PITTAM), Karen (Jeff) PROSSLER and their families. A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery at a later date. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street in charge of arrangements 433-6181. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Wendy.

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PITTAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
POWERS, Wendy Elizabeth
Peacefully, at Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, Wendy Elizabeth POWERS of West Bank, British Columbia in her 53rd year. Beloved daughter of Isobel and the late Doug POWERS (1984.) Predeceased by her husband Randy ATKINS (1999.) Sadly missed by brother Mike and sisters Jane POWERS (Rod PITTAM), Karen (Jeff) PROSSLER and their families. A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street in charge of arrangements 433-6181. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Wendy.

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PITTARELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
FERRANTE, Cecilia (née PITTARELLI)
Suddenly on August 21, 2005 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Sigismondo FERRANTE. Loving mother of Palmerina ASHBY and Maria LAZAROU. Dear nanny of Jason, Michael, Daniel, Anthony and Andrew. Dear sister of Rosa D'AMATO. Her in-laws, nieces, nephews and Friends will sadly miss Cecilia. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home 660 Kennedy Rd. (between Eglinton and St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday August 22, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Shrine of the Little Flower, 2559 Kingston Rd. on Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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PITTARO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
MOODY, John Beverly " Bev"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bev MOODY. In his 86th year, Bev passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2005 at Georgetown Hospital, with his family at his side. A devoted husband to Marie (HEIDT) of Glen Williams, his wife of 58 years and loving father to Greg (Sandra McBEAN) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Gerald (Karuna LOCK) of Calgary, Alberta, Jamie of Mississauga and Angela HAZELWOOD (Don) of Kincardine, Ontario. He also leaves behind his brother Gerald (Doreen) of Brantford, Ontario, nephews Randy, Blair and Kevin, three grandchildren Jessica PITTARO (Andrew,) Kyle and Erinn and one great-grandchild Will, along with his two 'adopted' daughters Candace SLACK and Sandra WILSON. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631 on Friday, September 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, September 10th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Glen Williams Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross or to Saint John's United Church, Glen Williams. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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PITTAWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
NEWTON, Constance Margaret (née PITTAWAY)
At Welland General Hospital, on Wednesday August 17, 2005. Constance NEWTON (née PITTAWAY) of Beamsville, age 93 years. Wife of the late Alf (1989) and dear mother of Bernice NEWTON of Beamsville. Loving grandmother of Robert and Christina (Michael). Great grandmother of Darius. Predeceased by siblings, Frank, Edith, Julia and Ethel. Mrs. NEWTON is at the Tallman Funeral Home, 4998 King Street, Beamsville, where the family will receive Friends on Friday 7-8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday August 27 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow in Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Gideon Bible Society would be appreciated by the family.

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

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PITTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-09 published
GRYFE, William " Bill"
On Monday, August 8, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. William GRYFE, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Polly (née HOFFMAN.) Loving father and father-in-law of Cyril and Arlene, Arthur and Doreen, Jack and Ellen, and Rhoda. Dear brother of the late Ida CHARENDOFF, Art, Ben and Reuben GRYFE. Devoted grandfather of Alan, Brenda, Leah, Sharon, Carrie, Robert, Steven, Andrew, Naomi and Jesse. Great-grandfather of 15. Special thanks to his devoted caregiver, Ophelia PITTER. His many Friends will remember him for his life-long dedication to promoting physical fitness and competitive weightlifting, as coach of teams in the Canada, Commonwealth, Pan-American, and Maccabean Games; as an official at the 1976 Olympics; and as a founder of the Ontario Weightlifting Association. At Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave., W., Thornhill, for service on Tuesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. Interment Beth David-Beth Am Section of Bathurst Lawn Cemetery. Shiva at 165 Lyndhurst Ave., Toronto, until Friday noon. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Polly and Bill Gryfe Family Research Endowment Fund, Baycrest Centre.

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PITTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
GRYFE, William " Bill"
On Monday, August 8, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. William GRYFE, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Polly (née Hoffman). Loving father and father-in-law of Cyril and Arlene, Arthur and Doreen, Jack and Ellen, and Rhoda. Dear brother of the late Ida CHARENDOFF, Art, Ben and Reuben GRYFE. Devoted grandfather of Alan, Brenda, Leah, Sharon, Carrie, Robert, Steven, Andrew, Naomi and Jesse. Great-grandfather of 15. Special thanks to his devoted caregiver, Ophelia PITTER. His many Friends will remember him for his life-long dedication to promoting physical fitness and competitive weightlifting, as coach of teams in the Canada, Commonwealth, Pan-American, and Maccabean Games; as an official at the 1976 Olympics; and as a founder of the Ontario Weightlifting Association. At Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill, for service on Tuesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. Interment Beth David-Beth Am Section of Bathurst Lawn Cemetery. Shiva at 164 Lyndhurst Ave., Toronto, until Friday noon. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Polly and Bill Gryfe Family Research Endowment Fund, Baycrest Centre.

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PITTET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-24 published
SHAH, Nora (née RAHAMAN)
Passed away peacefully at her home in Brampton on Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Wife of the late Lio and loving mother of Ralph (Liz), Kelvin (Joycelyn), Lynette (Ali) and Eve (Dwayne). Sister of Pearl DEAN (Trinidad) and the late Sonny, Rita, Edwin RAHAMAN and Ivy MASSIAH. Sister-in-law of Alif and Shaffie, Dolly ABDUL and Zila RAHAMAN. Cherished mom Nora of her grandchildren Kurosh (Donna), Lisa, Roger (Kim), Karen (Travis), Mike, Randy and Tammy (Chris). Great-grandmother of Omar, Ava, Cora, Alex and Adam. Beloved aunt of Debbie PITTET (Rene), Judith, Dave (Brenda), Kurt, Abigail, Kenny, Jenny, Roma, Ramona, Joan, Marlene, Lesley and Nicole. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 12 noon Saturday until the time of the service in our Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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PITTEWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
PITTEWAY, Joan Frances
Passed away Saturday, February 12, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Mother to David (Gwen), Richard, John and Brian. Granny to Graham and Arin. Sister to Ann, Elsie and Mae. A gathering to share memories of Joan will be held on Saturday, February 19 from 1-4 p.m. at Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 662 Pape Ave., Toronto, 1 block south of Danforth Ave. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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PITTMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-29 published
PEAL, Ada Lorraine (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Peacefully, at Cambridge Country Manor, Ada Lorraine PEAL on Thursday, October 27, 2005 Ada was born at Bracebridge, Ontario, January 13, 1919, youngest daughter of Benjamin Stephen and Florence Spatchet (PITTMAN) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Loving wife for 67 years of William Hamilton PEAL, mother of Joy Donna (Sanford) BENDER of Guelph and David William (Shirley) PEAL of Winnipeg. She is survived by elder sister Violet RUPP of Caledonia, grandchildren Donna (Bryan) HOLST and Douglas SMITH and great grandchildren Erika, Geordan, Hayley and Wyatt. Predeceased by her eldest sister, Irene HOLMES (1987) and her youngest son, James Robert PEAL (1969.) She's walkin' again now! The family will receive Friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Showmaker Chapel" 55 Mill Street East, Acton, (1-877-421-9860 - toll free) on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the "Shoemaker Chapel" on Thursday, November 3rd at two o'clock. Remembrances to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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PITTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
THOMAS, Eileen
Passed away peacefully with Lesley by her side at Ajax and Pickering Health Centre on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at the age of 69. Eileen THOMAS, beloved wife of the late Richard David (Dick) THOMAS. Wonderful loving mother of Lesley and her partner Robert. Dear loving nana of Kyle and Brandon. Dear sister of Pat McNICHOL (Bill) and Kate PITTMAN (Howard.) Predeceased by sister Maureen DEMPSEY. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. She left this world to be with the angels with dignity, grace, and a great sense of humour, just as she lived her life. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Erskine Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Lakeridge Health - Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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PITTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
LAMBE, Colleen " Connie" Winona (née BICKELL)
On Wednesday, August 10, 2005, surrounded by the love of her family, Colleen (Connie) passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Connie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, and will be forever missed by her husband Ron, and their children Sue and Nick KLIP; Jeff and Kim LAMBE; and Mike and Jenny LAMBE. A special grandmother, Connie will be terribly missed and forever remembered by her pride and joy: Jason (Jen), Amanda and Jenny KLIP and Joshua and Christopher LAMBE. It brings the family great comfort to know Connie has been reunited with her parents Ken and Irene BICKELL and her sister Elizabeth PITTMAN. Truly one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet, Connie will also be missed by her many Friends from Milton, Burlington, St. Catharines and Toronto. Special thanks to the nursing staff of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital (2 North) and to Halton Region Emergency Medical Services for their outstanding care and support during this difficult time. Friends will be received at Smiths Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday, August 14, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. A private family Funeral Service will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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PITTOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
PITTOCK, Gladys Dorothy (PICKARD)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, after a courageous battle with cancer, Gladys Dorothy (PICKARD) PITTOCK, of Ingersoll. Daughter of the late Charles and Gladys PICKARD. Beloved wife and best friend for 52 years of James PITTOCK. Dear mother of Charles and his wife Gabriela of Toronto, Susan and her husband Gus BAZOS of London and Mary and her husband Roger MOYER of London. Doting and loving grandmother of Daniella and Benjamin PITTOCK, Adam and Katrina BAZOS and Laura and Scott MOYER. Dear sister of Maxine and her husband Albert JONES of Thamesford. Sister-in-law of Robert and June PITTOCK of Woodstock. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Gladys was an avid Bridge player, member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church as well as a long time member of the Coffee Club. Gladys was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend who always put others before herself. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Paul's Memorial Fund or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PITTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-22 published
PITTS, Donald Travis
Donald Travis PITTS passed away Saturday, February 19, 2005, at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Cherished husband of Jenny ZHU. Much loved son of Don PITTS, Lynne and Pat PSIHOGIOS. Brother of Lucas PITTS (Lisa.) Grandson of Lydia and the late Lloyd KENNEDY, and Alice and the late Maurice PITTS. A very special thanks to Auntie Sharon and Uncle Terry, Auntie Helen and Uncle Jeff for being there for the past year. Travis' strength and sense of humour kept us all going. A celebration of Travis' life will be held at 359 Harmony Rd. S., in Oshawa, on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at 2: 00pm. Travis-See you on the other side.

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-08 published
HALL, Joan E. (née PITTS)
Peacefully, in Toronto, on Sunday, February 6, 2005, in her 80th year. Joan (née PITTS,) beloved wife of Gordon (deceased) for fifty-four wonderful years. Dearest mother of Shirley, George (deceased) and his wife Rolly BEAUREGARD, John and his wife Heather. Loving grandmother of Kendall. Joan had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour that attracted people to her. She enjoyed meeting new people and cherished her Friends. Joan had a warm smile and a kind heart that gave joy and comfort to others. She was a caring, supportive and above all, loving, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She enriched the lives of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed, but fondly and lovingly remembered. A service will be held in the chapel at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Thursday, February 10th at 11 o'clock. Following the service the family invites guests to attend a reception in the Leaside Room of the funeral home. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-08 published
McPHERSON, Ian Edward, D.F.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.L.J.
Died on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia on June 8th, 1920, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas McPHERSON. He served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945 in Training Command and Bomber Command, flying Avro Lancasters with 12 Squadron out of Wickenby, England. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he attended the University of British Columbia where he received a Bachelor degree in Law. After practicing Law at Clerihue and Gregory in Victoria he graduated from the first class of The Institute of International Air Law at McGill University where he received a Masters degree in Aerospace Law in 1952. He then joined the law department of Canadian National Railways as Assistant Solicitor. He transferred to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1959, retiring as Vice President Law of Air Canada in 1983. He then served as Alderman to the City of Westmount in Montreal Quebec, his home for thirty-three years. He moved to Vancouver in 1985 to be Coordinator of Official Visits of Expo '86, after which he retired to Victoria British Columbia. He was a Governor and Vice Chairman of the Board of Shawnigan Lake School which he had attended for four years from 1935 to 1939. He was a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Past Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association, and Past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association. He was Past President, Vice President and Emeritus Member of the Association of Canadian General Counsel. He was also Past Chairman of the Legal Committee of the International Air Transport Association, and Past Member of the Law Council, Air Transport Association of America, Washington, D.C. He was Past Director of the Victoria Foundation. He was Knight Commander of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in the Bailiwick of British Columbia, and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years the former Mary PITTS, his daughter Margot McPHERSON and her husband Aristides BALANOS, his sons Ian Andrew McPHERSON and Thomas Alexander Gordon McPHERSON. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, corner of Douglas Street and Broughton, Victoria, on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Foundation.

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-11 published
McPHERSON, Ian Edward, D.F.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.L.J.
Died on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia on June 8th, 1920, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas McPHERSON. He served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945 in Training Command and Bomber Command, flying Avro Lancasters with 12 Squadron out of Wickenby, England. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he attended the University of British Columbia where he received a Bachelor degree in Law. After practicing Law at Clerihue and Gregory in Victoria he graduated from the first class of The Institute of International Air Law at McGill University where he received a Masters degree in Aerospace Law in 1952. He then joined the law department of Canadian National Railways as Assistant Solicitor. He transferred to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1959, retiring as Vice President Law of Air Canada in 1983. He then served as Alderman to the City of Westmount in Montreal Quebec, his home for thirty-three years. He moved to Vancouver in 1985 to be Coordinator of Official Visits of Expo '86, after which he retired to Victoria, British Columbia. He was a Governor and Vice Chairman of the Board of Shawnigan Lake School which he had attended for four years from 1935 to 1939. He was a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Past Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association, and Past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association. He was Past President, Vice President and Emeritus Member of the Association of Canadian General Counsel. He was also Past Chairman of the Legal Committee of the International Air Transport Association, and Past Member of the Law Council, Air Transport Association of America, Washington, D.C. He was Past Director of the Victoria Foundation. He was Knight Commander of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in the Bailiwick of British Columbia, and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years the former Mary PITTS, his daughter Margot McPHERSON and her husband Aristides BALANOS, his sons Ian Andrew McPHERSON and Thomas Alexander Gordon McPHERSON. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, corner of Douglas Street and Broughton, Victoria, on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Foundation.

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
Toronto's first 2005 slaying
Teen abducted from work, knifed
By Jordan HEATH- RAWLINGS, Staff Reporter
Thanushan JEYAKUMARAN was just preparing to enter the next phase of his young life.
Twenty-four hours later he was dead, Toronto's first homicide victim of 2005.
The 18-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil said goodbye to his Friends at a London, Ontario, bus stop on Thursday night, as he headed back to Toronto to prepare for work on Friday morning.
He had been working long hours and extra shifts at the New Spiceland Super Market on Sheppard Ave. E. near Markham Rd. in Scarborough for the past two years, trying to raise the money required to bring his parents to Canada. He sent home about 75 per cent of his earnings, and he almost had enough. Once that was done, he wanted to move to London, to live with the Friends he had made before he left high school after Grade 10 to work full-time.
Before he climbed out of their car in London on Thursday night, he told them to "get the apartment" where they had talked about moving in together. "I'll be there with you," he said.
According to police, JEYAKUMARAN was abducted from his workplace at about 8: 50 Friday night by at least three assailants, attacked outside -- where police say he suffered sharp-force injuries to his body -- and was then left to bleed to death in a nearby park.
He was found about 20 minutes later, in McLevin Park near Tapscott Rd. and McLevin Ave. He died from his injuries at Sunnybrook hospital. Two men were also found in the same park and arrested on Friday night.
The two men arrested -- Rajeevan ATPUTHARAJAH, 20, of Markham and Franklin NESARAJAH, 21, of Scarborough -- were to be charged with first-degree murder yesterday, said Det. Sgt. Reg PITTS of the homicide squad.
Police are still searching for "three or four more people within the division," said PITTS, and they expect that "at least one or two of those people will be charged."
Police recovered a knife -- from the sidewalk about 50 metres away from the Spiceland market -- which will undergo forensic examination, and they were searching yesterday for a dark-coloured 1989 Toyota Camry, which may have been involved in the crime.
JEYAKUMARAN arrived in Canada in 2000 and lived with his uncle for his first few years in the country. But he moved out about a year ago, to a basement apartment near the Sri Lankan and West Indian grocery market where he often worked a double shift, his uncle said yesterday.
"He was a hard worker, a very hard worker," a tearful Sinnathurai KATHIRGAMANATHAN, 37, said yesterday at 42 Division police station. "My nephew could not have been involved in anything... He was always working. He only had one day off a week."
PITTS said yesterday that "you could say some of them knew each other," referring to JEYAKUMARAN and his multiple attackers. There were no indications of gang-related activity, he said.
"That's a bit of a mystery at this point," PITTS said of a possible motive for the crime, though he added that the events leading to the killing "may have been started two weeks ago over a minor dispute."
JEYAKUMARAN's Friends couldn't remember any disputes between their friend and other Sri Lankans, nor did they recognize the names of the two men arrested in connection with his murder. JEYAKUMARAN was a peacemaker, they said.
"We know him very well," said Lojan SRIANANDAN, 19. "He doesn't just go into problems, but he does stand up. He stands up for us."
Whenever a dispute would arise between the close-knit group of teens and other Sri Lankans -- an occurrence that can stem from nothing more than "hanging around with people... not from your territory" -- SRIANANDAN said that JEYAKUMARAN would be the first to step in and calm things down.
"It's so unnecessary," SRIANANDAN said of territorial disputes among young Tamils. "It just cost us a life... he was our brother. He was the peacekeeper and now he's gone."

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
HALL, Joan E.
Peacefully, in Toronto, on Sunday, February 6, 2005, in her 80th year. Joan (née PITTS,) beloved wife of Gordon (deceased) for fifty-four wonderful years. Dearest mother of Shirley, George (deceased) and his wife Rolly BEAUREGARD, John and his wife Heather. Loving grandmother of Kendall. Joan had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour that attracted people to her. She enjoyed meeting new people and cherished her Friends. Joan had a warm smile and a kind heart that gave joy and comfort to others. She was a caring, supportive and above all, loving, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She enriched the lives of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed, but fondly and lovingly remembered. A service will be held in the chapel at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Thursday, February 10th at 11 o'clock. Following the service the family invites guests to attend a reception in the Leaside Room of the funeral home. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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PITURA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
PELRINE, Linda (1957-2005)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Linda PELRINE on September 26th, 2005 at the High River Hospital with her family by her side, after a 6 year battle with ovarian cancer. Linda is survived by her husband Don of 31 years, son William (Briana) of Okotoks, daughters Allison and Christina of Calgary along with one beautiful grand_son Reese and another grandchild on the way. Linda was also survived by her special Uncle John, Aunt Maureen and Cousin Kathy. A Celebration of Linda's life will be held on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, at 1: 00 p.m. with Mrs. Elizabeth PITURA officiating. In memory of Linda, memorial contributions may be considered to the High River Hospital Foundation, 560 - 9th Avenue West, High River, Alberta T1V 1B3. Linda will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The family would sincerely like to thank Uncle John and Aunt Maureen for their love and support through this difficult time. To e-mail condolences please visit: www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 403-938-3111.

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PITYK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
PITYK, Gregory " Hryhory"
On Thursday August 18, 2005 at the age of 90. Gregory, loving cousin of Walter and Anna PITYK and their son Rostyslaw and his wife Jane, Walter (Wolodymyr) and Maria CHEMERYNSKY and their daughters Lesia (God Daughter) and Irene. Gregory is also survived by sister Jaroslava in Ukraine and many other family members. Friends may call at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Friday from 6-8 p.m. with Panachida at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (Queen and Bellwoods). Interment at York Cemetery. Online condolences at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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