PORTILLO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
BURROWS, Drew Robert Wilson
After a courageous struggle with cancer, Drew Robert Wilson BURROWS, precious son of Marguerite and Bob BURROWS of Harriston, died at his residence in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at the age of 30. Drew leaves a cherished girlfriend Ida PORTILLO of New York city and much loved sister Amy BURROWS of Toronto, and he will be sadly missed by aunts and uncles Kathryn BURROWS- GORMAN of Fonthill, Isobel BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Stratford, Jim and the late Patricia SCOTT of Harriston, Catherine COULTER of St. Thomas, Jane and Don COLEMAN of London, as well as cousins Elizabeth, Mitchell, Cameron and David GORMAN, Brian, Lisa and Brad BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Bill SCOTT, Laurie SCOTT, Heather MUNN and Brett COULTER. Drew was a loved grand_son of the late Chase and Mildred BURROWS of Harriston, and the late Jim and Ila WILSON of Rothsay. Since graduating from the University of Toronto in 1997, Drew had been working as a software developer in New York city. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and close Friends to whom he was a great source of inspiration and wisdom. Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Saturday evening from 6: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held from Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston on Sunday, January 9 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to World Vision 'Tsunami Relief' would be appreciated.

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PORTLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-12 published
SANDELL Marion Elizabeth (née PORTLAND)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday July 10, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto in her 82nd year. Marion, beloved wife of the late Charles SANDELL of Collingwood. Loving mother of Timothy and his wife Reverend Karen SANDELL and Thomas and his wife Jane SANDELL. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Eric and his wife Tamara, Matthew SANDELL, Hilary and her husband Chris ATKINS, Marni and Carly SANDELL and great grandchildren Avery and Aiden. Predeceased by brothers Charles "Bus", John "Jack" and parents Thomas and Constance PORTLAND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 at All Saints' Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood. A Celebration of Marion's Life will take place on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. at All Saints' Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to All Saints' Anglican Church or the Department of Lighthouse Restoration in Mrs. SANDELL's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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SANDELL, Marion Elizabeth (née PORTLAND)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday July 10, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto in her 82nd year. Marion, beloved wife of the late Charles SANDELL of Collingwood. Loving mother of Timothy and his wife Reverend Karen SANDELL and Thomas and his wife Jane SANDELL. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Eric and his wife Tamara, Matthew SANDELL, Hilary and her husband Chris ATKINS, Marni and Carly SANDELL and great grandchildren Avery and Aiden. Predeceased by brothers Charles "Bus", John "Jack" and parents Thomas and Constance PORTLAND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 at All Saints' Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood. A Celebration of Marion's Life will take place on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. at All Saints' Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to All Saints' Anglican Church or the Department of Lighthouse Restoration in Mrs. SANDELL's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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PORTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-07 published
PORTMAN, Christopher John (January 25, 1980-February 25, 2005)
Suddenly, Christopher passed away at his home in Pasadena, California at the young age of 25. He is survived by his parents Wendy and David, his sister Lesley, his Stepfather Douglas and his girlfriend Katherine Alevaraz. A Memorial service honoring his life was held in Pasadena on March 1st, 2005. In keeping with Chris's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes cast upon the ocean. Chris will forever be in the hearts of his family and Friends. He will always be remembered for the joy, love and happiness that he gave to us all. A Celebration of Life for Christopher will be held at The Boulevard Club on Thursday March 10th, 2005 at 7 p.m. 1491 Lakeshore Blvd West. In lieu of flowers, his family that donations be made to Trillium Gift of Life Network University Ave, Toronto M5H (416) 363-4438

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PORTNOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
BENNETT, Charles W.
(Pointe-Claire, P.Q.) It is with great sadness the family announces Charlie's passing at the Lakeshore General Hospital on April 9, 2005 after a short illness. Dearest husband of Billie (WHITTON.) Dear and caring father of Cathy (Allan HUNTER) and Grant (Emily,) cherished grandfather of Anna and Nicholas PORTNOY, and Maya BENNETT. Major with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers in World War 2. Retired V.P. and Director of Cassidy's Ltd. Long-time member of Whitlock Golf and Country Club. He was a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humour and will be missed by all who knew him. His golf and bridge pals needed a 'fourth'. We already miss you so much Charlie. Funeral private. If desired, donations in Charlie's name to the Old Brewery Mission or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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PORTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
Kin mourn crash victims
By Dana BORCEA, Canadian Press, Mon., December 26, 2005
Hamilton -- Emily PORTO's Christmas presents sat under the tree. Her broken-hearted parents didn't know what to do with them.
The 10-year-old girl was one of four family members killed in a horrific car accident late last week.
Emily's mother, Laurie, said she is overcome with grief, but grateful for the outpouring of support her family has received in the days following the tragedy.
"This reminds me what Christmas is all about," she said.
This year was Laurie and her husband Rocky's turn to host the Porto family's annual Christmas Eve party. There was no celebration, but Saturday evening the couple welcomed a steady stream of Friends, family and well-wishers to their Hamilton home.
"I've been rendered useless these past few days," said Laurie from her home on Christmas Eve. "But my tables have been replenished with food and drinks and gifts. My house has not been empty."
Emily's aunt, Vivian PORTO, was driving the van carrying her niece as well as two of her own children, Azzadine, 10, and Francesco, 13, back from a hockey game in nearby Guelph when she hit a snow drift and spun out of control before being broadsided by an oncoming sport utility vehicle.
Emily's aunt, Lisa ULRICH, estimated that close to 200 people had come through the home to offer their condolences to both families.
She expects around 1,000 people to attend visitation and funeral services this week.
Among them will be members of Hamilton's Italian community, minor hockey families and colleagues from the textile, development and hospital industries the families are linked to.
"They've been coming out in droves," said ULRICH on Saturday, pointing to the line of parked cars spilling out of the driveway and down the street.
"To have a quiet, empty house -- especially at this time of the year -- would have made this even harder," she said.
Vivian also left behind two teenage boys, Riccardo and Amadeo.
Students from Emily's school, James MacDonald, delivered around 100 cards to the family.
"She was beautiful" and "She was an angel" were among the messages they wrote about their Grade 5 classmate.
At the nearby home of Vivian PORTO, neighbours were reeling from the loss. One woman was overcome by tears as she talked about the "incredible family."
Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Hamilton.

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PORTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
RICHARDSON, Irene Bessie
At Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Orillia, on Saturday, January 22, 2005. Irene, age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving mother of Barbara WILLIAMS, Betty MacPHERSON, Helen PORTO, Joyce JACOBSON, Larry and the late Ann THORPE. Missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. By request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Duffin Simcoe Funeral Alternatives (705) 435-8809.

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PORTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
Crash kills 3 kids, mother
'She wasn't supposed to go,' 10-year-old's grieving aunt says
By Peter EDWARDS, Staff Reporter, Page A1
Hamilton -- Ten-year-old Emily PORTO loved to watch her cousin Francesco play hockey, and begged to watch his game on Thursday night, even though it would mean staying up a little late.
Emily's mother relented, and so Emily went to 13-year-old Francesco's elite-level game in Guelph with Francesco, his mother, Vivian PORTO, 43, and his sister, 10-year-old Azzidene.
They were all killed in a two-vehicle collision around 10: 45 p.m. Thursday along a deadly stretch of Highway 6, north of Parkside Dr.
Four people in a sport utility vehicle that collided with the PORTO minivan suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. Their identities have not been released, but they are a 40-year-old Cambridge man, who was driving, and a 38-year-old Cambridge woman and the man's 17-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter from Perth. They are all in serious condition in area hospitals.
Police blame bad weather for the collision.
"She wasn't supposed to go," Emily's aunt Lisa ULRICH said yesterday in an interview at Emily's home. "Emily got very excited about attending. She begged her mother to go. The cousins are very, very close."
Hanging behind her in the family garage was a wall of sports equipment for Emily and her family.
Their mother, Vivian, loved being a hockey mom, even though Francesco's membership on the triple-A elite level minor bantam Hamilton Junior Bulldogs meant several nights a week on the road.
When not caring for her four children -- including older boys Amadeo and Riccardo, who also play hockey -- Vivian PORTO ran three fabric stores.
"There was never any doubt that her commitment was to the children," ULRICH said. "It was hockey, hockey, hockey. She was a hockey mom."
Other family members were also devastated by the accident.
Emily's brother Gabriel, 3, still hadn't been told about her death yesterday.
Emily and Gabriel were thrilled earlier this month when they got to sit on the knee of Santa in a mall near their home, their grandmother Diana BORDONARO said.
BORDONARO stared at Emily's bicycle in disbelief, then said she loved to show pictures of Emily and her wide, distinctive smile to everyone she knew.
"She had a dimple on one cheek.... I bragged about her to everyone," her grandmother cried. "... I can't imagine this...
"I just took them to see Santa. It was wonderful."
BORDONARO said she doesn't know how to break the news to Gabriel, who's excited about Christmas.
"He never called her Emily," she said. "It was 'sister'... She became a little mother to him. She protected him."
Several people witnessed the accident near the intersection with Highway 5, including other members of the Junior Bulldogs and their parents.
Highway 6 has caught the attention of the regional coroner, Dr. David EDEN.
"We're very concerned about this and we'll look at an inquiry, but we're a long way from making that decision," EDEN said. "I travel that road and it's a very busy stretch of road."
The 24-kilometre stretch of road linking Highways 403 and 401 has been the scene of at least 20 fatal accidents since the early 1990s.
Residents and police blame a lack of barriers between the north and southbound lanes as well as the absence of snow fences to block snow drifts that blow in from surrounding open fields.
"The roads were generally good," said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Cam WOOLLEY. " However, during the evening winds had picked up and there was blowing snow that had drifted along Highway 6. When (the victim's) van hit the snowdrift she lost control.
"She ended up in the northbound lanes sideways and into the path of the Blazer. Both vehicles were believed to be doing the speed limit of 80 km/h. So it was not survivable.
"The minivan was hit broadside and then pushed back into the guardrail."
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs president Frank CASALE said he first heard of the accident at 8 yesterday morning and immediately set out to get grief counsellors for the team.
"I couldn't believe it," CASALE said. "We're all in shock. The team, the coaches, the executives are all grieving. He (Francesco) was a wonderful kid, a good hockey player."
Francesco's and Azzidene's dad and Vivian's husband, Sam, is a trainer on another of their teams where he has another son playing, CASALE said.
"I just don't know how he is coping with it all," CASALE said.
The funeral for all four PORTO family members will be 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Margaret Mary Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Friscolanti Funeral Chapel.
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PORTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-26 published
Girl's gifts still sitting under tree
Two families devastated by deadly crash
Locals describe Highway 6 as 'Killer 6'
By Dana BORCEA and Meredith MacLEOD, Torstar News Services, Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton -- Emily PORTO's Christmas presents sat under the tree. Her broken-hearted parents don't know what to do with them.
The 10-year-old girl was one of four family members killed in a horrific car accident late Thursday night.
Emily's mother, Laurie, said she is overcome with grief, but grateful for the outpouring of support her family has received in the days following the tragedy.
"This reminds me what Christmas is all about," she said.
Emily's aunt, Vivian PORTO, was driving the van carrying her niece as well as two of her own children, Azzadine, 10, and Francesco, 13, back from a hockey game in Guelph when she hit a snowdrift on Highway 6 and spun out of control before being broadsided by an oncoming sport utility vehicle.
The highway is nicknamed "Killer 6" by some local residents. The 24-kilometre stretch of road from Highway 403 to the 401 has been the scene of at least 20 fatal accidents since the early 1990s.
Residents and police blame a lack of barriers between the north and southbound lanes as well as the absence of snow fences to block snowdrifts that blow in from surrounding open fields.
A high volume of traffic was also cited as a contributing factor in the crash.
In response to Thursday night's accident, Dr. David EDEN, the regional coroner, said he is considering calling an inquest into the safety of that stretch of Highway 6.
Police agree the highway can be hazardous.
"Highway 6 can be an unforgiving highway," said Sgt. Cam WOOLLEY of the Ontario Provincial Police highway safety division.
Flamborough Councillor Margaret McCARTHY said the highway falls under the jurisdiction of the province's ministry of transportation. After hearing about the fatal crash, her office forwarded a request to the ministry to erect snow fences along the highway.
McCARTHY said residents have expressed concerns about the highway for years.
"It's a complicated piece of road," she said. "To suggest that there is an easy fix would be negligent."
Gary MISNER, a Freelton resident who travels Highway 6 every day, said the stretch where the PORTOs were killed used to be protected by a snow fence. He happened upon the accident minutes after it happened and said the area was the only snow-covered spot on Highway 6 that night. Strong winds had been blowing for hours, MISNER said.
Sudden drifts on the road, combined with a looming stoplight, make for a dangerous combination, he said.
MISNER said snow fences should be installed to prevent drifting snow from piling up on the highway.
He also said the speed limit should be reduced to 70 km/h and strictly enforced.
"There will be other big accidents along there," MISNER warned.
Emily's aunt, Lisa ULRICH, estimated that close to 200 people had come through the home to offer their condolences to both families. She expects about 1,000 people to attend visitation and funeral services early this week.
Among them will be members of Hamilton's Italian community, minor-hockey families, and family colleagues from the textile, development and hospital industries.
"They've been coming out in droves," ULRICH said on the weekend, pointing to the line of parked cars spilling out of the driveway and down the street.
"To have a quiet, empty house -- especially at this time of the year -- would have made this even harder," she said.
On Saturday, family gathered at the home of Vivian's parents, Anna and Adriano SPALLACCI, with Father Bill TRUSZ, a pastor at Saint Margaret Mary Church.
"They prayed for those that died and for those who survived," said TRUSZ. " They are deeply stricken and just taking it one hour at a time."
Visitation for Vivian, Francesco, Azzadine and Emily PORTO will be held today and tomorrow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Friscolanti Funeral Chapel on 43 Barton St. E., Hamilton.
The funeral for all four will be held at 10: 30 a.m. on Wednesday at Saint Margaret Mary Church at 20 Idlewood Ave., Hamilton.

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PORTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
'Kind family' mourned at service
Mom, two kids and niece killed
Driving back from son's hockey game
By Peter EDWARDS, Staff Reporter
Hamilton -- Mourners filled the 800 seats in Saint Margaret Mary Church on Hamilton Mountain almost an hour before yesterday's funeral began for four family members killed in an accident on their way home from a hockey game.
There were an estimated 1,450 mourners by the time the service began for Vivian PORTO, 43; two of her children, Francesco, 13, and Azzadine, 10; and her niece, Emily PORTO, 10.
Some of the people who couldn't find a seat lined the walls of the Roman Catholic church for the two-hour service. Others listened through speakers in an adjoining church meeting room. A few who couldn't find room in the church stood outside in the rain.
Inside, members of the Hamilton Junior Bulldogs team stood as an honour guard, wearing white hockey jerseys with Francesco's Number 11 stitched on the left shoulder.
"This is a tragedy," Bishop Gerard BOURGIE told the congregation. "We cannot make sense of it. All we can do is trust in God and support one another."
Father William TRUSCZ noted that hundreds of Friends of the family have visited the PORTOs since the two-car accident last Thursday night on Highway 6, north of Highway 5, as the PORTOs returned from Francesco's AAA game in Guelph.
Police blamed bad weather for the accident. Some area residents have urged snow barriers be erected along a 24-kilometre stretch of Highway 6 between Highways 401 and 403 that has claimed at least 20 lives in the past 15 years.
"Your kind presence is a silent testimony that this kind family is being held in the community's embrace," TRUSCZ said, asking mourners to remember to continue to show their love for surviving PORTO family members.
Emily PORTO's aunt, Lisa ULRICH, recalled in a eulogy the 10-year-old's gentle, one-dimpled smile. "Her inclination was to heal hurt, never to inflict it," ULRICH said.
Family friend Joe MANCINELLI told the congregation he considered Vivian PORTO to be a "supermom" who worked at a family store in the daytime and spent her evenings helping her children with schoolwork or taking them to soccer or hockey games or family functions.
"She loved family and loved everything that family stood for," MANCINELLI said. "... She was devoted to her children's activities. Never missed a game and loved every minute of it."
MANCINELLI recalled Francesco as an honours student with a special ability in math, and a love of soccer as well as hockey. Azzadine had an uncanny resemblance to her mother, both physically and in spirit, MANCINELLI said. "She was a determined young lady, with bright eyes and an angelic smile," MANCINELLI told the congregation.
Vivian PORTO and her high-school sweetheart, Sam PORTO, also had two older teenaged boys, both also members of the Junior Bulldogs organization. Sam PORTO is a manager with the Bulldogs.
Emily PORTO had a 3-year-old brother, Gabriel.
MANCINELLI, who knew Vivian PORTO for more than three decades, told the church service he was sure she could appreciate the outpouring of support. However, he said she would urge her Friends and family to go on enjoying life.
"I think that she would say, 'That's enough (grieving) now. We're all in heaven.'"

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PORTOBANCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
Shot man died shielding brothers
By Emily MATHIEU and Nicolaas VAN RIJN, Staff Reporters
A 22-year-old man shot dead in an Etobicoke apartment Saturday afternoon was killed defending his two young brothers, his grief-stricken mother said yesterday.
Toronto police say Orlando GRUNDY was killed after "a number of persons" entered his 13th-floor apartment at 2777 Kipling Ave. and began shooting at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Residents in neighbouring apartments talked of hearing shotgun blasts coming from apartment 1308 where GRUNDY, of Jane Street, had gathered with his brothers and several other people.
GRUNDY's mother Sydney is in no doubt about her son's bravery.
"He dove in front of his brothers," she said yesterday as the family gathered to discuss what little they knew about Saturday's events. "He took the bullet for the other two."
The two younger boys, both injured in the gunfire, "were holding their brother in their arms" when police arrived on the chaotic scene, she said.
"His brother was laying in their arms, and they handcuffed them."
Two other men were injured in the attack, which GRUNDY's family said occurred when "people came in and started shooting at everything." They were taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where one victim remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his face, while the other is out of intensive care and expected to make a full recovery.
GRUNDY's mother said she was beginning to hear details from her two younger boys, who were later released from custody and gathered with family members yesterday.
"We all loved him," she said softly as she reflected on her dead son, whom she called a "soldier of love.
"He's my oldest son."
The gunmen fled the building and, despite a massive search by police and members of the Emergency Task Force, managed to elude capture.
Toronto police yesterday appealed for the public's assistance in tracking down the shooters responsible for Toronto's seventh homicide this year, but investigators have so far not released a description of the wanted men.
The GRUNDY family's grief capped a violent weekend in Toronto, one that also saw Szilvia VERES, 35, of Toronto killed in a Friday night shooting and 50-year-old Donald Andrew LATREMOUILLE die of unknown causes during an argument with roommate Christopher Gordon PHILLIPS at their Davenport Rd. residence Friday. PHILLIPS, 27, has been charged with manslaughter.
Saturday's violence included an early-morning shooting at the Flamingo Bar on College St. that left a man and a woman slightly injured.
A suspect in the Flamingo bar shooting turned himself in late Saturday.
Edwin VALASQUEZ, 20, turned himself in to 14 Division police around 9 p.m. Saturday; he faces numerous charges including attempted murder while using a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault. Faruth PORTOBANCO, 25, of Toronto was arrested earlier in the Flamingo incident.
Two off-duty paramedics, in the club when gunfire broke out at 2: 30 a.m. Saturday are being recommended for civilian citations after they tackled the gunman and disarmed him.
Gunfire continued to echo on Toronto streets just after noon yesterday, sending shoppers ducking for cover in the parking lot outside several stores in the Albion Rd. and Islington Ave. area of Rexdale.
Police said a man was sitting in his car in a plaza parking lot at 950 Albion Rd. when three suspects approached and "almost immediately opened fire with three guns."
Although a number of bullets hit his car, shattering the windows, the intended victim was able to flee without injury, Detective Debbie HARRIS said in a statement.
Police converged on the area and, with the assistance of heavily armed Emergency Task Force officers, arrested three suspects and recovered two handguns and a quantity of drugs.
Ali Nassir SHOWBEG, 23, faces charges including attempted murder and possession of cocaine for trafficking.
The other two suspects, Sean Conrad GRANT, 21, and Vanessa Charlene BAILEY, 19, are charged with possession of a restricted firearm and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
And police are continuing their search for the suspect in Friday's fatal shooting of VERES, who died instantly after a man opened fire as she and her husband, 46-year-old Kemenczy MIKLOS of Toronto, were in a parking lot at 15 Brookbanks Dr., in the York Mills Rd. and Don Valley Parkway area.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for John KOVACS, 52, of Etobicoke, who was last seen fleeing in a 1999 silver Honda with Ontario plates 149 WRX. KOVACS faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
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PORTSMOUTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-19 published
NESBITT, Christine Verna (née PORTSMOUTH)
With grace and courage, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2005 in her 61st year at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario with her loving daughter Amber by her side. Her sons Michael and Jeffrey and her grandchildren and family will sadly miss her. With enthusiasm and a great zest for life she always had a wonderful laughter and appreciation of her family and Friends. Christine will be fondly missed and remembered. A committal service for family will be planned for a later date to celebrate and remember her life. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

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PORTSMOUTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-11 published
PORTSMOUTH, Cecil
With sadness, the family of Cecil PORTSMOUTH announces his sudden passing on October 6, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. For 39 years, Cecil was the devoted husband of Elsa (née BRYDGES.) He was the loving father of Jennifer, Ian and the late Christine, grandfather of six and great-grandfather of three. A private service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12 at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Rd. Memorial donations may be made to Community Care East York (www.ccey.org), whose Adult Day Program was loved by Cecil for the past eight years.

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PORTWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
HUREJ, Julia
Unexpectedly, on February 16, 2005, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, at the age of 81, with her family at her side. Beloved wife of Demko HUREJ. Loving mother of Helen WILKINSON and her husband David, Steve HUREJ and his wife Barbara. Loving grandmother of Mark RUSH and his wife Kerrie, Daryl WILKINSON, John HUREJ, Stephanie HUREJ and Kirsten WENHAM. Great-grandmother to Ashley RUSH. Predeceased by her daughter Maria PORTWOOD. Resting at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street W. (one block east of Runnymede Road) Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral in the Chapel on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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