POL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
VAN POL, Margaretha (TUMMERS)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Thursday, March 3, 2005. Margaretha (TUMMERS) VAN POL of Ingersoll in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Theodoor VAN POL. Dear mother of Maria (Ria) and her husband Harry VINKENVLEUGEL of Ingersoll, Yvonne BRIDGETTE of Ingersoll and Peggy and her husband Arnie BOYLE of Meaford. Dear grandmother of Craig VINKENVLEUGEL, Trudy VINKENVLEUGEL and Bill HENDERSON, Ian VINKENVLEUGEL and Julia MALJAARS, Tyler BOYLE, Jesse BOYLE, Dane BRIDGETTE, Brittney ZAHARKO and great-grandmother of Emily, Bailey, and Madison. Cremation has take place. Friends will be receive at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Friday 7-9 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Ingersoll on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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POL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-20 published
CORTESE, Dorothy Jean (EVANS)
After a courageous battle with emphysema, Dorothy Jean (EVANS) CORTESE, in her 75th year, passed away on Thursday, May 19th, 2005 at Stratford General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Joseph Michael (July 1985). Loving mother of Bonnie MASSÉ (Michael), Gina JUNG (Bob,) and Daryl (Michelle.) Sister of Donald EVANS. Predeceased by her brother Jack EVANS, sisters Eula MANN and Marian MULCAHY. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Michael (fiancé Jennifer), Brodie, Sadie, Hailey, Nick, Sophia, and Joey, as well as by her dear friend Linda POL and lifelong friend Molly SCOTT. Special prayers were sent from her nephews John, George, and Barry EVANS from England. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks North of Oxford), on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 397 Springbank Drive, on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider The Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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POL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-21 published
VAN ASTEN, Dorothea Maria (née KANTERS)
Peacefully at home in Rodney on June 16th, 2005, Dorothea Maria VAN ASTEN (née KANTERS) of Rodney in her 67th year. Born in Beek en Donk, the Netherlands. Beloved wife of 40 years to Theo VAN ASTEN. Loving mother (in-law) and grandmother of Elsbeth VAN ASTEN, Jean-Paul, Cleo and Maya FAHRNER of Australia, Kizito VAN ASTEN and Sandra SCHAEKEN of Kanata, Hedwig VAN ASTEN of New Zealand, Patricia VAN ASTEN, David, Gavin and Mara SCOTT of Guelph. Dear sister (in-law) to Maria and Lawrence VAN LIESHOUT- KANTERS of Haliburton, Mien and Martin VAN DER POL- KANTERS of the Netherlands, Betsie KANTERS of Haliburton, Martien and Nella KANTERS, Wim and Dora KANTERS, Wim and Bets VAN ASTEN, Godefridus VAN ASTEN, Harrie and Annie VAN ASTEN, Maria VAN ASTEN, Gerard and Toos VAN ASTEN, Antoon and Tonnie VAN ASTEN all of the Netherlands. Predeceased by sister Nel KANTERS and brothers Pete and Harrie KANTERS and brother-in-law Piet VAN ASTEN. Fondly remembered by many other family and Friends. A Mass in her memory will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church, West Lorne, Father G. VAN ASTEN officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amnesty International or Right to Life. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (785-0810)

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POL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-23 published
GILS, Frederica (née EISEN)
At her residence on Thursday, September 22, 2005. Frederica GILS of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Roelof (GILS1982.) Dear mother of Alice VAN LIERE and husband Kees of Aylmer, Jayne HELDER and husband Bernard of R.R.#1, Belmont. Loving grandmother of Marvin VAN LIERE and wife Karen, Ron VAN LIERE and wife Karen, Richard VAN LIERE and wife Stacey and great grandmother of Ryan, Megan, Kyle and Cody. Sister-in-law to Jantien Eisen and Harry GILS. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by an infant son Albert, an infant daughter Gerda, brothers Jan, Roelof and Johannes and sisters Aaltje, Jantje and Roelofje. Born in Dalen, The Netherlands on June 8, 1911 daughter of the late Jan and Gerharda (POL) EISEN. She was a member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 11: 00 am. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Reverend Richard DE LANGE, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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POLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-04-20 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Laura Isabel
Due to failing health on Wednesday April 13, 2005 at the Wellington Terrace in Elora, Laura THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Walter John THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1982.) Loving mother of Marie and her husband William POLAN of R.R.#3 Wiarton and Gerry and his wife Pam of Uxbridge. Loved grandmother of Leanne POLAN (England,) Michael POLAN and Lyndsey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Laura will be loved and remembered by a number of nieces and nephews and other family. Predeceased by her son Walter John and grand_son Courtney. The family received Friends at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 280 St. David St. S. Fergus on Saturday April 16, 2005. Rev Kees VANDERMEY officiated at the complete funeral service on the same day, followed by interment on Monday April 18 at the Alliston Union Cemetery at 2 p.m. Remembrances to the Sick Children's Hospital or Lung Association or charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences can be sent to the family by emailing www.grahamgiddyfh.com
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POLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-13 published
POLAN, Sara Rebecca
On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Shalom Village, Hamilton. Sara POLAN beloved wife of the late David POLAN and Benjamin SOSSIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine COOPER and the late Jerome S. COOPER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Eve GORDON of Kitchener, Ontario, Chana GORDON of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the late Joseph and Eve GORDON, and Matthew GORDON. Devoted grandmother of David COOPER and Aliza BERGER, Ruth and BenTzion GREIPER, Carol and Ya'cov GITSTEIN, Elizabeth COOPER and Jeffrey MOGIL, and great-grandmother of eleven. Sara will be missed by the families of Murray and Betty MINDEN of Toronto, and David and Esther LEVY of Hamilton. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W., (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva, Elaine COOPER, 2500 Bathurst St. #707 and Jack GORDON, 175 Queen St. N., #1802, Kitchener, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sara Sossin Polan Memorial Fund c/o Shalom Village, Hamilton (905) 529-1613.

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POLAN, Sara Rebecca
On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Shalom Village, Hamilton. Sara POLAN, beloved wife of the late David POLAN and Benjamin SOSSIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine COOPER and the late Jerome S. COOPER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Eve GORDON of Kitchener, Ontario, Chana GORDON of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the late Joseph and Eve GORDON, and Matthew GORDON. Devoted grandmother of David COOPER and Aliza BERGER, Ruth and BenTzion GREIPER, Carol and Ya'cov GITSTEIN, Elizabeth COOPER and Jeffrey MOGIL, and great-grandmother of eleven. Sara will be missed by the families of Murray and Betty MINDEN of Toronto, and David and Esther LEVY of Hamilton. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva, Elaine COOPER, 2500 Bathurst St. No. 707 and Jack GORDON, 175 Queen St. N. No. 1802, Kitchener, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sara Sossin POLAN Memorial Fund c/o Shalom Village, Hamilton (905) 529-1613.

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POLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
FOLEY, Russell Newberry
Peacefully on Monday, November 14th, 2005, in his 85th year, at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. Russ FOLEY, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (AITKEN) FOLEY and loving father of Brian FOLEY and his wife Faye of Kirkfield, Ontario, and Craig FOLEY of Hawkestone, Ontario and his fiancée Marg BARBEAU. Much loved grandfather of Ryan FOLEY and his wife Andrea, Danny POLAND and his wife Lisa and Debbie NOCE and her husband Joe. Survived by his sister Eleanor LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Toronto. Fondly remembered by his 4 great grandchildren Ashley, Kyle, Madison and Jackson. A special thank you to the staff at Birchmere Retirement Home in Orillia and the nurses and staff at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. A memorial service for family and Friends will be officiated in memory of Russell in the early spring of 2006. Arrangements entrusted to the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia (705) 325-2231. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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POLANYI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
James GUILLET, Chemist and Teacher: (1927-2005)
University of Toronto professor figured out how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down plastic litter in sunlight, writes Sandra MARTIN. He discovered he could 'make it disappear'
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page S7
A "green" chemist, James GUILLET was fascinated by photosynthesis in plants and the wonders that nature could create with solar light and water. He wanted to mimic the function of natural systems in his laboratory.
As a scientist, he was a pioneer in establishing photochemistry and photophysics of the polymer system as an important and separate discipline in chemistry. As an inventor, he used his scientific discoveries in practical applications for human and environmental benefit. During his lifetime he registered more than 100 patents, including a process for making plastics (such as foam coffee cups and fast food clam-shell containers) decompose in sunlight, and an agricultural mulch film That smothers weeds during the growing season and then breaks down into the soil in the winter.
Although he was honoured as a scientist, he did not see his progressive ideas widely embraced by industry and government in this country. On the contrary, he was frustrated by self-interested environmentalists and paper manufacturers who lobbied against the industrial use of his "man-made plastics."
He was revered by colleagues and students, many of whom called him "the Boss" and came from around the world to work with him. "He was not the professor with blinders on his eyes who could only see science," says his Polish colleague Maria NOWAKOWSKA. He loved opera and theatre, growing orchids, swimming and sailing at the family cottage he designed and built nearly 50 years ago.
James Edwin GUILLET was born into an academic Toronto family his father, Edwin, was a prominent historian and the author of Early Life in Upper Canada, among many other books. They lived in the Annex neighbourhood of the city before moving to the suburbs when Jim was 12. Summers were spent with their Ohio relatives at on Horseshoe Island in Stoney Lake near Peterborough.
Musician Sue POLANYI went there, too, as a child because her father was the Anglican Minister at the rectory on the island. "He was immensely handsome as a young man," remembers Ms. POLANYI, and he "grew up to have a grip on business like no other chemist" because he "wasn't a dreamer -- he was a practical man."
After attending Huron Street School, young Jim GUILLET went to the University of Toronto Schools and then the University of Toronto. He joined the campus camera club, winning first prize in a photography contest judged by Yousuf KARSH, with a black and white picture called "Valley of the Shadows" that he had taken of the rocks in the creek at the bottom of his parents' East York home. Prof. GUILLET always attributed his success in finding summer jobs at Eastman Kodak to his early passion for photography.
He graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours degree in physics and chemistry in 1948. Unable to find a job in Canada, he began working fulltime as a research chemist for Eastman Kodak, first, in Rochester and, then, in Kingsport, Tennessee.
During the day, he worked on new types of graft and block copolymers but spent his evenings enjoying the company of Helen BIRCHER, a young university graduate from Nashville, Tennessee., who had recently moved to Kingsport to work for the Girl Scouts. "It was a very small town and everybody knew everybody and we had a ball," she said, "dating and hiking and parties and church." They were married in 1953 in Nashville.
The next year, the GUILLETs went to Saint John's College, Cambridge, in England. Rationing was still in effect, the best form of transport was a bicycle, and they found lodging in a thatched cottage. He studied under R.G.W. Norrish, a future Nobel laureate, earning his Ph. D in photochemistry in 1955. Twenty years later, the university honoured him with an Sc. D, a doctor of science.
After Cambridge, the GUILLETs went back to Kodak in Kingsport, where all four of their children were born. James worked as senior research chemist and later research associate in charge of polyolefin research before joining the chemistry department at the University of Toronto as an associate professor in 1963. At the time, he had 30 U.S. patents and had published 20 scientific papers.
John POLANYI, a future Nobel laureate in chemistry, was on the hiring committee. "He had a great string of patents to his name and we worried that he wasn't going to fit into academe," he remembered, noting the cultural disparities between industry and the "ivory towers."
Fears that Prof. GUILLET's approach might be too commercial proved groundless. In 1969, he was promoted to full professor and named professor emeritus in 1991. "His bent was to do academic science and to figure out why things happened the way they did, rather than how useful they were," said Prof. POLANYI. "He warned all the time against letting the applications of science dominate the university agenda."
At the time, polymer chemistry wasn't a particularly sexy field. That changed largely because of Prof. GUILLET's work. Hearkening back to his early interest in light and shadow in photography, Prof. GUILLET's main areas of research involved studying the way polymers react to light. Polymers are large molecules made from smaller and simpler molecules. They can be artificial, such as plastics, or natural, such as proteins and DNA. Before his time, people were interested in how light reacts with small molecules and he advanced the science with large molecules.
This research led to one of his most important discoveries: how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down in sunlight. In other words, a potential antidote to much of the world's litter problems.
In true scientific fashion, the solution came to him while he was working with his students on the opposite problem: creating a polymer that is resistant to the sun's rays. Electrical wires, which are insulated with plastic, have to be replaced every so often because the sun rots the plastic, making it useless as an insulator.
In 1969, while Prof. GUILLET was working on developing sun-hardy polymers, he went on vacation with his wife Helen to Andros Island in the Bahamas. Disturbed by the litter floating ashore from cruise ships, he realized he could "make it disappear," according to Mrs. GUILLET. All he had to do was to create polymers that were less resistant to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
And of course he did. He registered three patents for photodegradable polymers in 1970, assigning the rights to the U of T. That same year, he started a high-tech company called EcoPlastics to manufacture ecolyte bio-cyclic plastics. The company, which also did contract research on tar sands and greenhouse films, was never able to raise the necessary capital in Canada. A Dutch deal collapsed after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries oil crisis of the 1970s. About 50 per cent of EcoPlastics was acquired by a American entrepreneur in 1986.
Instead of a stock-market bonanza for the U of T, Prof. GUILLET was awarded a Lindbergh Grant worth $10,000 in recognition of his efforts to create a better balance between technology and the environment. He and a colleague were also awarded a gold medal and Canada's patent number 1,000,000 for inventing photodegradable plastics. Some years later, a cynical Prof. GUILLET observed, "It is perhaps a measure of the government's commitment to science and technology that the medal turned out to be gold plated!"
During his career, James GUILLET published nearly 300 scientific papers and wrote 80 patent applications. He founded two other companies besides EcoPlastics. Medi-Pro Sciences Ltd., which was incorporated in 1976, did research on artificial skin and medical applications of plastics. Solarchem Corporation (1984) tried to develop pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals for pollution control using sunlight as the primary energy source.
He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a Killam Research Fellowship in 1987 and the International Award of the Society of Polymer Science in 1999. During his career, he supervised 28 Ph. D. theses, 26 masters degrees and 50 post-doctoral fellows and research associates.
He immersed himself in the lives and problems of his students and the scientists who came from around the world to work with him. "I thought he was a wonderful person who cared about his students and would spend hours and hours tutoring them if they were having a problem," says Susan ARBUCKLE, his secretary since she moved here from California in 1971.
That sentiment was echoed by John FRASER, Master of Massey College at the U of T, who called on Prof. GUILLET a number of times to mentor troubled science students. "He was just incredible," said Mr. FRASER. "He knew what their log jam was and who they should speak to." He also gave the college two Paul Kane portraits that had belonged to his father.
One of his research associates was Maria NOWAKOWSKA, now vice-rector for research and international relations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Back in the early 1970s, Prof. NOWAKOWSKA, then a Ph. D student, went to an international conference in Prague, one of the few places she could visit before the fall of communism. Prof. GUILLET, who was the keynote speaker, spoke with her after her presentation because he "always had the idea to approach young people who needed his hand and his help," Prof. NOWAKOWSKA said by telephone from her home this week.
He invited her to work in his lab, a trip she couldn't make for 15 years because of work and family commitments and the hurdles erected by the state to keep her from defecting to the West. She says his lab, then, was the best in the world in photophysics and photochemistry and "supervisors were fighting" to find places for their students "to work with Jim GUILLET."
She arrived with no luggage, no place to stay, no computer, and almost no cash, so Prof. GUILLET took her home where she was treated as a member of the family and given a bed until she found a place to live. It was the beginning of an international collaboration that continued until his death. Working with him was like being in "a volcano of ideas," she said. "People respected him and each other."
She met with him for the last time before Prof. GUILLET underwent heart surgery in August. Even in hospital he was still encouraging her to pursue new patents on natural polymers and publish the results.
James Edwin GUILLET was born in Toronto on January 14, 1927. He died September 23, 2005, from complications following successful bypass surgery. He is survived by his wife, two siblings, four children and nine grandchildren.

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POLCI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
ANDERSON, Donald Joseph
Donald Joseph ANDERSON of London, 76 years of age passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 in the presence of his family. Dearest husband and best friend of Eunice. Loving father of Michael and Stephen of London, Thomas and his wife Elaine of St. Catharines. Dearest grandfather of Heather, Patrick and Jacqueline. Predeceased by his first wife Anne RYAN (1971) and parents John Adair and Kathleen (DWYER) ANDERSON. Dear brother of Catherine POLCI, Mary Margaret (John) MANHERZ, Robert (Elsie) ANDERSON. Loved son-in-law of Anne BRATASCHUK of Saskatoon. Dear brother-in-law of Elaine GULUTZAN of Saskatoon, Sonia (Dennis) PYLATIUK of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Ruth (Dan) BRACKEN of Bramlea, Ontario. Don will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Friends and cousins Noreen WOODS, Dot (Chuck) BOURGEOIS, Mary PAVKEJE, Richard, Jack (Betty), Bill (Marge) DWYER, and Marion (Bud) CORTESE. Don retired in 1993 following a 25 year teaching career in the Radiography Technology Program at Fanshawe College. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Monday, January 3, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Tuesday morning January 4, 2005 at 10 o'clock. Father Robert ROCHELEAU, pastor of St. John the Divine Parish, celebrant. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 8 o'clock. In memory of Don, contributions to the Saint John the Divine Building Fund or London Regional Cancer Centre (Leukemia Research) would be appreciated.

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POLCI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
POLCI, Lillian May
(Note Change of Place of Service). Peacefully at University Hospital, on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005, Lillian May POLCI in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph T. POLCI. Loving mother of Cheryl (HARNUM) POLCI of Port Rexton, Newfoundland, Daniel, Gary and his loving wife Faye, Robert and wife Sue POLCI all of London. Beloved Grandmother of Shirley SMITH of Woodstock, Kim NURSE of Port Rexton, Newfoundland, Shawn, Jason and Justin POLCI all of London. Great-grandmother of Holly and Andrew NURSE of Newfoundland and Erick and Sabrina SMITH of Woodstock. Predeceased by her grand_son Stewart MacINTIRE. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (one block east of Egerton St.) on Friday, November 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Grace United Church, 818 Hamilton Rd. on November 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre. Online condolences www.evensfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. POLCI.

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POLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
KERSTENBECK, Diana (née TORPEL)
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 20, 2005, age 57 years. Diana KERSTENBECK (née TORPEL) is the beloved wife of Mark KERSTENBECK of Cambridge. Dear mother of Christopher LIIMA of Guelph, Erik LIIMA and his wife Angie of Fergus, Kersti KERSTENBECK and her fiancé Jonathan DOERR of Cambridge and Katrina KERSTENBECK and Colin of Cambridge; loved grandmother of Kimberley, Michael, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Brandon and Emily LIIMA and Aidan DOERR; loved sister of Delia GRIMSLEY and her husband Ron BLAIN of Lagoon City. Also lovingly remembered by her niece Michelle POLD. A memorial service will be conducted in the chapel of Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Friday, July 22, 2005 at 3 p.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or Haven House (Family Crisis Centre), Cambridge.

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POLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
McEACHREN, Florence Lillian (McKELLAR)
Florence Lillian (McKELLAR) McEACHREN formerly of Glencoe, peacefully at Country Terrace Nursing Home on Sunday, January 30, 2005 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Duncan J. McEACHREN. Dear mother of Elizabeth HARRIS (the late Jim,) Agnes THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Bob,) Earl McEACHREN (Marg,) Elaine SMITHRIM (Gary,) and John McEACHREN. Loving grandmother of Louise (Terry) COATTA, Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Karen (Joe) PASZTERNAK, Bryan (Bonnie) SMITHRIM, MaryLou SMITHRIM, Darryl (Christine) SMITHRIM, Stephen and Nicole HARRIS, Shana (Nathan) CRAWFORD, Lara McEACHREN, David (Rhonda) McEACHREN, Frank (Maria) McEACHREN, Katelyn and Celeste McEACHREN. Special great-grandmother of Tristan, Spencer, Tiffany, Amy, Oliver, Georgia, Ashly, Katie, Julia and Mason. Dear sister of Annie POLE and the late Bessie LITTLE and Mary CRAWFORD. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, February 3rd at 1: 30p.m. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Glencoe Presbyterian Church.

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POLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
POLE, W. Douglas
A resident of Chatham, W. Douglas POLE passed away at Copper Terrace in Chatham on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Born in Harwich Township, the son of the late Harold Courtney Harrington and Blanche Drury (O'CONNOR) POLE. He had lived and farmed on the River Road in Harwich Township since 1913. Doug graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph in 1933. Beloved husband of the late Helen Parsons (PICKARD) POLE (1985.) Dear father of Sharon and her husband Uffe BLOK- ANDERSEN of Chatham and Donald POLE and his wife Jane of Chatham. Loved by his grand_sons Simon POLE of Vancouver, British Columbia and Adam POLE of Dublin Ireland. The family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity United Church, 81 Selkirk Street, Chatham on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Reverend John HODGINS of Holy Trinity officiating. Interment Bethel Cemetery followed by a reception at the Parish Hall of Holy Trinity. Donations made by cheque to The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, Opthamology, or Holy Trinity Anglican Church Building Fund as expressions of sympathy appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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POLESEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-30 published
POLESEL, April Dennise (August 1, 1953-December 28, 2005)
She will be lovingly remembered by her mom Verda Riley, son Richard POLESEL (Monja) and adored grand_son Julian. Sister Pamela SOGOLIN (Carlo, Brandon and Paulo) and brother Joseph RILEY (Kim.) A private cremation will be held. Any gifts of condolences may be made to the Liver Transplant Foundation at Toronto General Hospital Foundation in memory of April Dennise POLESEL. Arrangements entrusted to the Ward Funeral Home, 416-241-4618. Condolences to the family may be sent to denisse.polesel@wardfh.com

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POLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
FREEMAN, Neil Joseph
Peacefully, Neil died at home at Port Hope, Ontario on October 23, 2005 in his 80th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Florence (Teddy) FREEMAN and his parents Lorena and Keith FREEMAN. Neil is survived by his brother Merkland FREEMAN of Halifax, step-daughter Patricia WESTCOTT of Toronto, grand_sons Raymond WESTCOTT (Judith ARMOUR) of Hamilton and Neil WESTCOTT of Macau, great-grandchildren Emma and Douglas and niece Joy (Vern) FORSTER of Hudson, Quebec. Neil was the very dear friend of Alex, Dave, Lucy and Grace POLEY, Larry and Rose SMITH, and Phil and Pam REVELL, all of Port Hope, and John and Bessie BAIN of Dartmouth. A World War 2 Veteran, Neil served in the Merchant Navy and remained active in the Merchant Navy Association, attending the annual meetings until just before his death. Neil lived a life of quiet dignity and integrity, and earned the respect and affection of everyone who knew him. A memorial service will be held at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Friday, November 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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POLGAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
POLGAR, Joseph
Peacefully in the presence of his family on December 23, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Loving father of Joey and his wife Shannon. Cherished grandfather of Ethan, Tanner and Braedyn. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and many Friends. Visitation will take place on Monday, December 26, 2005 at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a Service to follow in the Chapel. Cremation.

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POLHILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-10 published
HUPMAN, Gertrude (POLHILL)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, May 8, 2005, Gertrude (POLHILL) HUPMAN, of Ingersoll, in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Carl HUPMAN (1973.) Dear mother of Carolyn and husband Barry ANSTEE of Ingersoll, Barbara WHITTAKER of Ingersoll, Julie and husband John THERIAULT of Ingersoll, Crystal and husband Norman JOHNSTON of Woodstock and Robert and wife Jackie of Frankfort. Dear sister of Eileen of Woodstock, Vivian of Bayfield and Evelyn of Peterborough. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter Sharon (1991), one sister Gladys, one brother William and dear friend Nancy Anne MURPHY. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street, S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Captain Tina Paddock officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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POLHILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
BENNETT, Evelyn Gertrude
Peacefully at Marian Villa, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Evelyn Gertrude BENNETT of London in her 92nd year. Wife of the late James Thomas BENNETT. Dear mother of Richard BENNETT and his wife Linda of Sarasota, Florida; Barbara CUSIMANO and her husband Bert of Fort Erie; Gail LLOYD and her husband Keith of Springfield; Brian BENNETT; Carol THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Peter Joanne ALERS and her husband Martin, all of London. Dear sister of Elizabeth MORRIS of Mississauga and predeceased by her sister Dorothy POLHILL and her brothers Wilbert and Raymond WEBB, and granddaughter Lisa-Marie. Also loved by many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and one great great grand_son. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation two hours prior to the service. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Evelyn are asked to consider the Arthritis Society.

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POLHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
SINFIELD, Gladys Rose (née DYBLE)
Peacefully at Shelburne District Hospital, Shelburne, Ontario, on Monday, April 11, 2005 in her 92nd year; beloved wife of the late Thomas Arthur SINFIELD; loved mother of Kathleen (Kal) and her husband Ken GALLINGER of Shelburne and Donald and his wife Sandra of Thunder Bay; dear grandmother of Tom and Diane GALLINGER and Tom, Jennifer and Jessica SINFIELD; also sadly missed by her sister Margaret POLHILL of Kelowna, British Columbia. Memorial Services in Orangeville and Thunder Bay will be announced at a later date followed by interment in Mountainview Cemetery, Thunder Bay. Arrangements entrusted to Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville. A tree will be planted in memory of Gladys in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com

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POLICELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
POLICELLI, Pauline (née BIANCO, LAPINE)
Passed away April 15th, 2005, at home, surrounded by her family, after a Iong battle with cancer. Loving mother of Anthony and Petula. Cherished grandmother of Christina. Beloved, to Alison and Nick. Adopted daughter of Alfonso and Nietta, sister to Richard, Maggie and Virginia. She amazed us with her bravery, courage, and strength, embraced us with her love, and enhanced our lives with her presence. Her gifts to us will last forever. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held on Thursday in the Chapel at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com.

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POLICELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
Oakville boy dies on dirt hill
Work site popular with bike riders
Oakville mayor aware of concerns
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
With files from Torstar News Service
Parents say they've tried for more than a year to have Oakville level a line of hills made from excavation fill where a 13-year-old boy died Saturday morning in a failed bicycle stunt.
Although he was wearing a helmet, Ellis LEUSCHNER suffered irreversible brain injuries when he flew into the air and landed on his back and head while trying a jump on a six-metre-high hill in a northeast part of the city where new homes are being built.
The boy's devastated father said Ellis excitedly told him about going to the site, which is a short bike ride from the family's home in the Eighth Line-Dundas St. area.
"He was an adventurous guy and a real leader," said Rob LEUSCHNER, group publisher for Brabant Newspapers, a Dundas-based chain of weekly newspapers in the Hamilton area. "Everybody who met him loved him. He lived life to the fullest. We miss our boy."
Ellis attended a private school in Mississauga and loved golf, skateboarding and tennis.
He was a winger with the Mississauga Terriers AA hockey team. Patricia GILL said area residents have been urging the city to raze the hill for more than a year.
"But instead of taking it down, it's gotten bigger," she said. "It's dangerous. There's a ramp up there and everything. There are rats and glass and nails and debris.
"We tell them not to go up the hills," said GILL, a mother of four whose son Sheldon fractured his wrist riding his bike on the same hill last year.
"But you know boys. If there's a hill, they'll go on it."
Residents said a nurse and doctor who live in the neighbourhood tended to Ellis before paramedics arrived. He was taken to Oakville Trafalgar hospital and later transferred to Toronto's Hospital For Sick Children.
A makeshift fence has been erected to keep people away from the hill. Bouquets of flowers are now wedged into it. But GILL said that as parents gathered to discuss the accident on Saturday afternoon, she could see kids jumping bikes on other hills.
Oakville Mayor Ann MULVALE said she didn't have any specific information about complaints relating to the site but that the local councillor was aware of residents' concerns. The mayor said she would be asking for a case study.
"No one wants this sort of thing to happen and your first inclination is for the dreadful loss to the family," she added.
David POLICELLI said he knew Ellis and used to ride his bike on the same hills.
"But once I fell I never went back on my bike around there again," the 13-year-old said.
"There was a big jump and I went airborne.
"This is so sad," he said. "One day you're talking to him and the next day he's dead."
Phil LUHOVY, 16, was headed to the hills on his bike yesterday when he learned of the tragedy.
"It's a little weird to think somebody died up here," he said, hopping back on his bike to go home.
A visitation will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home Mississauga Chapel at 420 Dundas St. E. A funeral will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Dominic's Church, 625 Atwater Ave. in Mississauga.

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POLICICCHIO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
PENHALE, William Gordon
Surrounded by his family, at Bluewater Health Services Mitton Street Site, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. William Gordon PENHALE, age 57, of Sarnia. Longtime companion of Gayle VENESS. Proud father of his three daughters Jane, Vicki STERLING (Ed) and Michelle POLICICCHIO (Joe.) Grandpa to Spencer and Mariah STERLING and Dante POLICICCHIO. Grandpa Bill to Jamie, Kaitlin and Haley STERLING, Michael, Adam and Meaghan COOK, Gerald and Ashley VENESS. Beloved son of the late Donald (1987) and Mildred (1995.) Dear brother of Sheridan (Betty,) Yvonne COOPER (Allan,) Gwen McCAW (Terry BERNARD) of London, Cheryl BLUM (Frank), Daryle MORGAN (Gary), Glenda KRISJANIS (Steve HILLIARD) of London, Lori WALT (Chuck,) Brad, Kevin (Nora,) Scott, Brent (Jean.) Extended family of John VENESS, Tammy COOK (Mike), Cathy VENESS, Paul VENESS (Carol). Special friend of Henny PENHALE- HONKE. Visitation will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Friday, February 18, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and the Lung Association.

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POLIDORO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-19 published
CZECHOWICZ, Paulina
Peacefully at home, on Friday, June 17, 2005, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Leopold CZECHOWICZ. Loving mother of Adelaide LOMNICKI and Irene MATUTAT. Devoted grandmother of Helina MICHALSKA, Donna LOMNICKI- POLIDORO, Bernard and Daniel MATUTAT and great-grandmother of Taylor WISMAN, Hayley and Brendan POLIDORO. Viewing at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Sunday, June 19, 2005 between 2-4 p.m. and Rosary 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary's Polish Church on Davenport Rd. and Old Weston Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

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POLIMENI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
POLIMENI- RESIDE, Gladys
Passed away peacefully after complications from lung disease in her 81st year at the Milton District Hospital on Friday, June 24th 2005. Gladys POLIMENI- RESIDE, loving mother of Daryl RESIDE. Cherished grandmother of Travis and Logan RESIDE- FROMM. Dear step-mother of Brian, Janet, Susan and Lisa. Predeceased by her husband Michael POLIMENI. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. Milton 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 28th 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main St. Milton. Cremation to follow at Milton Evergreen Crematorium. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Paul's United Church or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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POLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
PASKEY, Peter George (1933-2005)
On May 6th in St. Catharines, Ontario, of lung cancer. Beloved husband of 45 years to Arlene (née LEGROS.) Devoted father to Janice PASKEY (Marc COYTE) of Calgary and Gail PASKEY (Sean RANDALL) of Thunder Bay. Much loved grandfather of Conn and Brenna RANDALL, and Matthew and Adam PASKEY- COYTE. Brother to Helen (Ken) MARTIN of Atlanta. Godfather to Cindy PASKEY of St. Catharines, Chris and Nicholas TESTON. And Catharine BUTLER of Atlanta, and Danny VASKO of Chicago. Youngest child of Peter and Martha (née JASIENSKI) PASKEY who operated a barber shop/beauty parlor in St. Catharines. Peter worked as a sheet metal worker, a job he loved. Peter was always on the go: He loved reading, golf and travelling, and could often be found driving "over the river" to New York in one of his oversized cars for shopping, beer and wings. He was a devoted (and long suffering) Buffalo Bills fan. Funeral mass at The Cathedral, 67 Church Street, at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14th. Reception to follow. No visitation. Condolences to www.dartefuneralhome.com. The family thanks the stellar staff at the Thunder Bay hospital (Doctors VERGIDIS, SIMPSON, and BIMAN) and the home care system, including Victorian Order of Nurses nurse Marg POLING, physiotherapist Bryan RICE, plus hospice volunteer Sandra REJALL who rode her bike and bus on cold nights to apply therapeutic touch. In St. Catharines, Peter was cared for by Sandra E. HARTMAN, Niagara's only visiting palliative care physician. Memorial donations to support her work, P.O. Box 243, 1184 Queenston Rd., St. David's, Ontario, L0S 1P0 or (tax receipted) to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, 980 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 6V4.

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POLINSKI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-29 published
SCHMIDT, Fred
Passed away suddenly at The Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, on Saturday, March 26th, 2005. Fred SCHMIDT, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Wanda POLINSKI. Dear father of Helge and his wife, Angie, of St. Albert, Alberta, Robert and his wife, Linda, of Yellowknife, Heidi and her husband, Noel STONE, of Sooke, British Columbia and Edmond and his wife, Elizabeth, of Hillsdale. Sadly missed by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and three sisters and three brothers. Resting at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, March 31st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting at the funeral home, on Wednesday, from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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