POW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
POW, Veda " Katherine" (née CAMPBELL)
Veda "Katherine" of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas and formerly of R.R.#7 Saint Thomas, (Paynes Mills) on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005, at her late residence, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Vermont POW (1985) and dearly loved mother of Marion GRIFFIN (Harold) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Alex POW (Pat) Paynes Mills, Margaret LUNN (Larry) Hagersville, Ontario, and Jim POW (Linda) Kisby, Saskatchewan. Loved grandmother of Jill BROHMAN, Karen LUNN, Tim POW, Kate ROWLANDSON and Andrew POW and dear great-grandmother of Nolan and Halle BROHMAN, Ella ROWLANDSON and Rian and Madison POW. Katherine was born in Yarmouth Township on July 7, 1911, the daughter of the late Alex and Elizabeth (McPHEDRAN) CAMPBELL. She was a dietician, and graduated from Alma College and the University of Guelph. Katherine was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and was involved in many organizations, in particular the Womens Insti tute. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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POW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
FUNG, Rose Violet (December 13, 1898-November 6, 2005)
On November 6, 2005, Rose Violet FUNG peacefully passed away at home in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She was just a few weeks away from her 107th birthday. Rose was predeceased by her parents, John and Charlotte TEN POW; siblings Loy, James, Edith, Henry, George, Edwin, Edgar, Victor, Aribert and Ivan; daughters Iris and Joan and granddaughter Jerilyn. She leaves to celebrate her life, her youngest brother, Leonard; surviving daughters Ismay CAMPBELL, Lucille LAM, Thelma LAM and Norma FUNG; sons-in-law Lloydie, Walter and Bud; grandchildren Roger and Andrew CAMPBELL, Richard LAM, Jackie FRAITES, Toni LORD, Cathy HARRIS, Jay MANSON- HING, Cheryl LAM, Nancy JARDIM, Penny DUGGIN, Valli and Debbie FUNG, Joanne ARMITAGE, Caryl PEARSON, Richard and Bruce LEE, Diane LEE- SINGH; her thirty great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Beloved for her loving kindness, fair mindedness, wit and charm, her memory will forever be cherished by her family and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary's Anglican Church, Major Mackenzie and Yonge, Richmond Hill, Ontario. The family extends their sincerest thanks to all the caregivers and nurses for their compassionate and patient care of Rose. No wreaths by request. Donations can be made to Community Home Assistance to Seniors, 126 Wellington St. W., Suite 103, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 2N9, or The Alzheimer Society of York Region, 18 Harlech Court, Unit 2, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 6L5.

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POW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
YANG BING NAN, Albert
At Scarborough General Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2005. Albert beloved husband of Helena. Loving father of Janet (Bob BEAUMONT), Darwin Ming (Esther), Grace (Whitney TEN POW), Bernice ENRIGHT, Dennis Yong PING (Dale), Marlene WILLEMS, Lorraine Young PING (Barry,) Peter Yang PING (Margaret,) and the late Jean and Hugh BENNETT. Lovingly remembered by his 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 6-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in Saint Dominic's Catholic Church (Cawthra Rd. and Atwater, Mississauga). Interment St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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POWADIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-24 published
POWADIUK, Dorothy I. (née LUETCHFORD)
Dorothy died on Saturday, January 22, 2005, at West Park Long Term Care Centre, in her 84th year. Beloved mother of Robert (Julia SIEVWRIGHT); Russell (Carol POWADIUK); Donald (C. Ann NELSON;) and Suzanne. Will be missed by her much loved grandchildren: Adam, Jordan, Tara (Angelo FASULO), Nicola, Kate, and Emily. Survived by her former husband and dear friend, Joseph POWADIUK, and one brother, Ron LUETCHFORD. A memorial service to honour Dorothy will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Avenue (at Roncesvalles Avenue, south of Bloor Street), Toronto 416-536-1755. Interment to follow in the spring in the Luetchford family plot in Cochrane, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9 416-322-6560. The Powadiuk family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Grenadier Retirement Home and West Park Long Term Care Centre for their exceptional compassion and kindness towards Dorothy.

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POWADIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
POWADIUK, Dorothy I. (née LUETCHFORD)
Dorothy died on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at West Park Long Term Care Centre in her 84th year. Beloved mother of Robert (Julia SIEVWRIGHT); Russell (Carol POWADIUK); Donald (C. Ann NELSON) and Suzanne. Will be missed by her much loved grandchildren: Adam, Jordan, Tara (Angelo FASULO), Nicola, Kate, and Emily. Survived by her former husband and dear friend, Joseph POWADIUK, and one brother, Ron LUETCHFORD. A memorial service to honour Dorothy will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Avenue, (at Roncesvalles Avenue, south of Bloor Street), Toronto 416-536-1755. Interment to follow in the spring in the Luetchford family plot in Cochrane, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9, 416-322-6560. The POWADIUK family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Grenadier Retirement Home and West Park Long Term Care Centre for their exceptional compassion and kindness towards Dorothy.

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POWELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-12 published
LUNDBERG, Nils Stanley
At the Wiarton Hospital, on Monday, January 10th, 2005. Stanley LUNDBERG, of Wiarton, in his 68th year. son of the late Dagmar and Hjalmar LUNDBERG. Beloved husband of Carita (JUTHMAN) LUNDBERG. Dear father of Per and his wife, Kelly WESTE, of Victoria Harbour and Daniel and his fiancée, Naomi POWELL, of Guelph. Beloved son-in-law of Svea and Gosta JUTHMAN, brother-in-law of Fredrik and Gunvor and their families, all of Sweden. Also survived by several cousins in Sweden. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home 430 Mary Street, Wiarton on Saturday, January 15th from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. for a time of remembrance. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Wiarton Hospital or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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POWELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-14 published
ELLIG, Josephine Sylvena (REICH)
Suddenly at her residence in Newmarket Monday morning September 12th, 2005. The former Josephine REICH, of Newmarket formerly of Wiarton and Sauble Beach, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Clarence ELLIG. Loving mother of Lorraine and her husband William POWELL, of Bowmanville, Sheila SELLICK, of Aurora and Marjorie ELLIG, of Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. Lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by four sisters. Predeceased by a son Clair, three brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth, Saturday morning from 11: 00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Hepworth. Saturday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hepworth. Memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Josephine by the Downs and Sons Funeral Home.
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POWELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-19 published
ALEXANDER, Esther Madeline (née POWELL)
Suddenly, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Friday, September 16th, 2005. Esther Madeline ALEXANDER, of Owen Sound, in her 72nd year. Dearly beloved wife of Bob ALEXANDER. Loving mother of Bill ALEXANDER and his wife, Silvana, of North Bay, Nancy MORRISON and her husband, Don, of Annan and Dave ALEXANDER and his wife, Sandra, of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Heather and Meghan ALEXANDER; Christine, Sarah, Laura and Kaitlyn MORRISON Kyle and Samuel ALEXANDER. Predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Ethel POWELL. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Esther ALEXANDER will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Mary TURNER officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.
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POWELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-20 published
SAUNDERS, J. Harold
(Retired Vice President from The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, with 50 years service), peacefully at the Welland County General Hospital on Tuesday October 18, 2005. J. Harold SAUNDERS, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Muriel I. SAUNDERS, (née SCOTT.) Dear sister of Hilda STROUD of Port Colborne, Ontario. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Georgina Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #343 and a 33rd Degree member of the A. and A.S.R., Valley of Toronto and the Moore Sovereign Consistory of Hamilton. Friends may call at the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes 135 Clarence St. on Thursday 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. MacNab Lodge #169 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a service at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday October 21, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Canon Jim POWELL officiating. Cremation will follow. If desired donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to a charity of one's choice. Online guest register and condolences at www.davidsonfuneralhomes.com
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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-07 published
FERGUSON, Gerda
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother, on Friday, February 4, 2005. Gerda FERGUSON of Rodney, beloved wife of the late Harold FERGUSON. Loving mother of Elinor (Sal) MEROLA, Fran (Bill) POWELL, late beloved son Paul (Jean) FERGUSON. Loving Grandmother of Ingrid (Guy,) Heather (Kenneth), Lisa (Mike), Richard (Carolyn), Ken (Meg), Matt (Sam), Jeffrey (Melinda,) and the late Laura FERGUSON. Loving great-grandmother of Cassandra, Cabrina, Jamelyn, Kenny, Christopher, Julianne, Andrew, Madelyn, Cassidy, Mark and Dylan. Dear sister of Esther CHRISTENSEN, Morris HANSEN and the late John HANSEN. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. At Mom's request, no flowers. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide St. N London N6B 3H8 would be appreciated by the family. A. Milliard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, entrusted with arrangements. On line condolences at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
BELFITT, Dorothy Tressa (NEIL)
Surrounded by her loving family at the London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, on Sunday, February 6th, 2005, Mrs. Dorothy Tressa (NEIL) BELFITT in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward BELFITT. Dear mother of Ken (Marion) BURDETT of Zurich and Gary BURDETT Sr. of London. Dear sister of Iva HEDDEN. Dear sister-in-law of Gladys BURDETT. Predeceased by her son George BURDETT, and by her sisters Olive LATTA, Evelyn POWELL and Ina Mae HOTSON. Also loved by her grandchildren Tim, Greg Lu-Ann, Rob, Kim, Gary, Susan, Bonnie, Nelson and her 17 great-grandchildren. Survived by many nieces and nephews, special neighbour and friend Marlene GALLOWAY. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00 - 4:00 and 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Charity of Choice.

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
CORNIELLIE, Roger
Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 Roger CORNIELLIE of Komoka in his 80th year. Predeceased by his wife Ruth CORNIELLIE (2004.) Dear father of Janice (John) POWELL, of Komoka and grandfather of Ashley-Kaitlyn and Emma, both at home. Predeceased by brother Andy DEKETELAERE and survived by his wife Agnes of Ridgetown. Also remembered by sister-in-law Beverly (Scott) LAMB and their daughter Kim LAMB. Roger was a long time employee of Union Gas, a champion bowler and a life member of the Odd Fellows (Dutton Lodge). Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Komoka Chapel (22568 Komoka Road) on Sunday, March 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, commencing at 11 a.m with Reverend Doug DAKIN. Interment Campbell Cemetery, Komoka.

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-23 published
COCHRANE, Claire
Today you would have been seventy five,
In my heart your still alive,
Even though it has been five years,
When I think of you there's silent tears.
As the stars shine bright with you,
A candle I will light too.
And say Happy Birthday Mother,
You were like no other.
Love your daughter, Barb POWELL

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
POWELL, Joanne
In loving memory of a dear sister, Joanne, who passed away 7 years ago today.
This day is remembered and quietly kept,
No words are needed, we shall never forget,
For those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen and unheard, but always near,
So loved, so missed and so very dear.
In our hearts forever, the SWANSON Family

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-14 published
LOTZ, Kurt
Kurt LOTZ (member and treasurer of German Canadian Club of London and Philatelic Club) peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, surrounded by his family at the London Health Sciences Center, University Campus, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Gabrielle LOTZ (nee POWELL) for 24 years and the late Ellie LOTZ (1979.) Loving father of Christine (Klaus) NIMMERT and grand_son Peter (Kelly) NIMMERT and their family. Step-father of Robin (Colleen) STEVEN, Laurence (Jan) STEVEN, Chris (Freda) STEVEN, Tim STEVEN, Calvin (Michele) STEVEN and their families. Kurt will be missed by family in Germany. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation, c/o: Burn Unit or the Parkwood Hospital Foundation, c/o: Wound Care Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
BARNES, Florence Ilene (née WIGHTMAN)
Florence Ilene (WIGHTMAN) BARNES, age 73 of Oil Springs, passed away at Bluewater Health C.E.E. Campus Petrolia on Friday, April 29, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Henry BARNES (1978.) Loving mother of Duncan BARNES of Oil Springs. Dear sister of Don (Evelyn) WIGHTMAN, Verna (late Cliff) POWELL, Alma (Bill) BENNELL, Harold (Marilyn) WIGHTMAN. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Florence (BARRETT) WIGHTMAN; brother; Bryon WIGHTMAN, sisters' Mildred OSBORNE, Roseabell COX, Doris and Mary WIGHTMAN, Margaret RICHARD. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden on Monday, May 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 3rd at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gwyn TUCKER officiating. Interment Oil Springs Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society or C.E.E. Hospital Petrolia. Messages of condolence may be expressed through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com. Steadman Brothers 864-1193.

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-25 published
HEIL, Thomas William
A resident of Ridgetown, Thomas William HEIL died at London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the age of 60 years. Born in West Lorne, son of the late William and Alice (HAINES) HEIL. Beloved husband of Kay Elizabeth (DOBSON) HEIL of Ridgetown, and the late Mary Louise (AMERLINCK) HEIL (1997.) Loving father of Chris HEIL and his wife Lisa of Ridgetown. Cherished grandfather of Barryd and Rowan HEIL, Nicole and Ginelle POWELL. Brother of the late Betty ALDERTON, Beatrice PORTE and her husband George, and John HEIL and his wife Diane (Byrd.) Survived by his brother-in-law Archie ALDERTON of West Lorne. Special uncle to Debbie, Shelley, Nancy, Lorrie, Christine, Rose, Alice, Rick, Gary, Larry, David, Julie, and their families. Tom was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ridgetown. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Parish Prayers at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 8: 00 p.m. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Howard Township. Donations to Columbia Mission, or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
DRISCOLL, Boyd
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Saturday, September 3, 2005, Boyd DRISCOLL of Seaforth, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Gertrude (SIEMON) DRISCOLL. Dear father of Eric and Kathy DRISCOLL of Goderich. Loving grandfather of three, Melisa DRISCOLL and Elizabeth DRISCOLL, both of London, and Christopher DRISCOLL (Amber) of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, one great-granddaughter, four step-grandchildren Janice (Philip) KAZEK of Dresden, Steve (Heather) RODY, Brian RODY and Rich RODY, all of Goderich, and one step-step-granddaughter. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, especially Karen (Gerry) RAPIEN of R.R.#3, Lucan and Glenn (Carleen) DOLMAGE of Belmont. Dear brother of Dorothy POWELL of Seaforth. Also survived by a sister-in-law Martha ROCK of Mitchell. Predeceased by a son Wayne DRISCOLL, his parents John W. and Mary Ann (ROSS) DRISCOLL, his brother Ross (Dorothy) DRISCOLL, brother-in-law George POWELL, many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, one nephew and two nieces. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brodhagen on Tuesday, September 6 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Robert HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON will officiate. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
POWELL, Shirley Carolina (née ADKINS)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Saturday, September 3, 2005. Shirley Carolina (ADKINS) POWELL of Goderich in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Ernest POWELL. Dear mother of Rick (Denise,) Dennis (Barb,) Gary (Sandy) POWELL. Loving grandmother of Jeremy (Mandy), Tim (Crystal), Brad (Pam), Doug, Drew, Adam and Amanda and great-grandmother of Julia and Cameron. Also survived by siblings Donald (Diane), Stewart (Janice), Grace (Wilmer), Jack (Kaye) and sister-in-law Joyce. Predeceased by parents Violet and Henry ADKINS and brother Howard. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at Berea-By-The-Water Lutheran Church, Gibbons Street, Goderich, on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. Donations to Berea-By-The-Water Lutheran Church or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged and may be arranged through McCullum and Palla Funeral Home, 519-524-7345.

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-04 published
POWELL, Megan
In loving memory of Megan POWELL who passed away December 4, 1999. Although we don't see you, Or cannot touch you, We know you are around us always. Love Ian, Sue and Steven.

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
PROUT, Gerald E.
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Monday, December 5, 2005, Gerald E. PROUT of Egmondville and formerly of Usborne Township and Exeter, in his 77th year. Mr. PROUT was a former Reeve of Usborne Township. Beloved husband of Noreen POWELL and the late Dorothy HODGINS. Dear father of Sandra and George TRYON and Doug and Cathy, all of Exeter, Tom and Bev of Grand Bend and Greg and Lisa of Stratford. Loved by 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also remembered by his siblings, Charles and Olga of Michigan, Glenn and Marg, Geraldine SMITH and Jim and Ann, all of Exeter, Jack of London, Ted and Marie of Alberta and sister-in-law Eva PROUT of London. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Grett (CASE) PROUT, a brother Bob and a brother-in-law Bill SMITH. There will be no funeral home visitation. A public funeral service will be held at Egmondville United Church on Thursday, December 8, at 11: 30 a.m. Pastor Stephen HILDEBRAND will officiate. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one's choice appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, Seaforth (519) 527-1390. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
POWELL, Barbara Jane (née LINKLATER)
Peacefully at Maitland Manor, Goderich on Friday, December 23, 2005 Barbara Jane (LINKLATER) POWELL of Goderich in her 58th year. Loving mother of Sean POWELL and Kristen POWELL both of London. Also sadly missed by her granddaughter Ashley MAGEE. Loved daughter of Anne LINKLATER of Goderich and dear sister and sister-in-law of Ruth APPLEBY and Ron WILL of Langley, British Columbia; Judy ROLSTON and Bruce JONES of London; Paul and Carol LINKLATER of Bracebridge; Peggy FIKE of Chicago; Jennifer and Mark CULBERT, Bill and Kathy LINKLATER and Roy LINKLATER all of Goderich and Sandy SYKES of Kitchener. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Frank LINKLATER and by one sister Mary SYKES. Cremation has taken place. The POWELL family will receive Friends at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Bluewater Chapel, 201 Suncoast Drive E., Goderich on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. A private family interment of the ashes will take place at Maitland Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
GODSOE, Margaret (COWPERTHWAITE)
Passed away peacefully Saturday, Januar y 15, 2005 in her Toronto home, age 93. So deeply beloved mother of Valerie Godsoe JENNINGS, Peter (Shelagh,) Jane (Tony FERREIRA) and sadly predeceased Gerald Jr. (Dale,) and the devoted wife of J. Gerald GODSOE, LL.D; CBE (deceased). She was also the loving and cherished grandmother of Craig (Charles MELANSON), Eden (Jim KING), Cynthia (Eric PITT), Suzanne, Stacey (Leif HELMER), Laura, and Derek DELOST and the proud greatgrandmother of Jonas PITT and Rowan HELMER. Margaret GODSOE and her family are deeply grateful to all others who cared for and supported her - especially Hyacinth POWELL, with her for 24 years. 'Marg' GODSOE will forever be loved and remembered for her generous heart, incredible strength, enthusiasm, wit and brilliant mind. Such an inspiration to ever yone she met, she graduated with highest honors from Dalhousie University at age 18, then taught Mathematics in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was later awarded an LL.D. by Dalhousie. In 1932 she married her one and only love, 'Gerry' GODSOE and soon after they moved to Toronto and raised their four children. With an intense passion for life and art, she was highly respected as a promoter, collector and philanthropist for Canadian Art. She was a founding member of the Art Gallery of Ontario Women's Committee and a Trustee and also an early catalyst and President of Toronto's Junior League. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Art Gallery of Ontario (Attention: Development Office, 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto, M5T 1G4) or a charity of your choice.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
POWELL, Wilfred (November 22, 1910-January 31, 2005)
Wilf died at Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto, surrounded by and held in the love of his family members, his spirit at peace. He is survived by his beloved wife June; three sons Keith, David and Clive, their spouses and partners Barbara POWELL, Anne POWELL, Linda POWELL and Sharon KEANE; and grandchildren Bronwen, Meghan, Siobhan, Lara, Shannon and Morgan, all of whom he adored.
Wilf was born in Llanelli, Wales. He immigrated to Canada at age 14 where he earned his A.T.C.M. in piano at age 17. He served on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto for 67 years as a teacher and examiner. He also served as distinguished adjudicator at music festivals, and as choir leader and organist at several churches in the Toronto area. He was rightly proud of an accomplished and respected career in music.
A passionate, considerate man, Wilf touched and inspired many more people than his humble spirit would have him know. His remarkable intellect, warmth and caring will be remembered forever.
Wilf's life will be celebrated at a funeral service on Friday, February 4th at 2 p.m. at Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, Leaside Toronto. Visitations with family at Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto 416-487-4523, on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family is establishing a scholarship at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. Please contact the family or the Scholarship Department at the Conservatory for details.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-07 published
SMITH, Frances Elizabeth (née POWELL)
aged 83 years, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2005 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario on May 3, 1921, Frances grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, graduated from Havergal Girl's School, St. Hilda's Trinity College, University of Toronto, and the Ontario College of Education. In 1948 she married Thomas Henry SMITH and moved to Thunder Bay where he taught at P.A.C.I.
Frances was a devoted member of the St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church where she spent many years as a member of the Altar Guild, singing in the choir, setting up the coffee hours, and creating her unique and beautiful flower arrangements. Compassionate and energetic, she also contributed to the community through the Young Men's / Young Women's Christian Association, the Thunder Bay Society of Ballet and Dance, the Children's Aid Nursery School through the University Women's Club, the Thursday morning Soup Kitchen at St. Andrew's.
Frances is deeply loved and sorely missed by her surviving family: Philip, Greg (Mary Carmen), Helen (Victor), Mary (Steve), and her beloved grandchildren Esmeralda, Carlos, Evelyn, and Mayra.
Services will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Thunder Bay, on February 8th. Rather than sending flowers, Friends are invited to contribute to two of the charities close to Frances' heart, The World Wildlife Federation and Doctors without Borders.
Sargent and son Funeral Directors 1-866-242-5351. On-line condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
MARTIN, Mary Joan (née POWELL)
Peacefully and with great dignity, after a wonderful life, in her 92nd year, on April 6, 2005. Predeceased by her husband and best friend Hubert Anthony MARTIN. Dear sister of Yolande "Billie" (Peter) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Loving mother of Rosalind (Don,) D'Arcy (Barb) and Sheila. Adored Grannie of Martin, Christopher, Danielle, Nyranne, Jennifer, Stefanie and Heather, and Great-Grannie of Seamus and Dahlia. Particular thanks to the many people who have made her last years so filling at Shalom Village. Funeral Service at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St. North, Hamilton, at 11: 30 a.m. on May 26. In lieu of flowers, please enjoy your own in her memory.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite #800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-24 published
MARTIN, Mary Joan (née POWELL)
Peacefully and with great dignity, after a wonderful life, in her 92nd year, on April 6, 2005. Predeceased by her husband and best friend Hubert Anthony MARTIN. Dear sister of Yolande "Billie" (Peter) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Loving mother of Rosalind (Don,) D'Arcy (Barb) and Sheila. Adored Grannie of Martin, Christopher, Danielle, Nyranne, Jennifer, Stefanie and Heather, and Great-Grannie of Seamus and Dahlia. Particular thanks to the many people who have made her last years so filling at Shalom Village. Funeral Service at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St. North, Hamilton, at 11: 30 a.m. on May 26. In lieu of flowers, please enjoy your own in her memory.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-27 published
LUYT, Joyce Beryl (DAFOE)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Monday, May 23, 2005, in her 66th year. Predeceased by her parents Clifford and Elfreda (BOURDEAU) DAFOE. Survived by her sister Loretta (Dave) ROBERTS of Chatham and niece Lisa ROBERTS of Toronto. Loving companion to Jim PATTERSON for 27 years. Joyce will be remembered by Jeffery PATTERSON, Jim PATTERSON (jr.), Jennifer POWELL and Julie KREIGER and their spouses. A memorial service will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer society or the Toronto Humane Society.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-27 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Yolande Winifred " Billie" (née POWELL)
Peacefully and with great dignity, after a life filled with ideas, Friends and family, in her 83rd year, on Sunday, May 22, 2005. Loving wife of Peter Beaufort STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, mother of Tom (Sophie) and Angus, and grandmother of Esme. Cherished daughter of Bill and Yolande POWELL of Hamilton, Ontario. Predeceased by her beloved sister Mary Joan (Hubert) MARTIN. Her gentle and generous heart, inquisitive mind and playful spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Particular thanks to the caregivers who provided support in her final years at home. Funeral service will be held at her home, 472 Russell Hill Road, Toronto, at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the charity of your choice.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-06 published
READ, F.M. Peter
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Peter READ, age 80 of Kelowna, formerly of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Dorval, Quebec. Peacefully surrounded by family, Peter slipped away on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at the Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, British Columbia. Peter is survived by his wife Jaye Lynn (GOULD,) formerly of Winnipeg; her mother and father, Ed and Betty of Winnipeg; sister Leslie POWELL and brother Ed. Lovingly remembered by his sons Michael (Ellen DRISCOLL) of New Haven, Prince Edward Island; Russel (Erin KERR) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; daughter Deborah FRAIPONT of Kelowna. Peter will be sadly missed by his sister Diana (Dee Dee) DOBESCH of Dorval, Quebec. Peter leaves behind 8 wonderful grandchildren including, Brodie, Geordon and Tyler (P.E.I.), R.J., Hope and Cara (N.C.) and Courtney and Spencer (Kelowna). Peter was predeceased by his parents, Russell Hope READ and Dorothy Mingay READ. Peter was born on March 19, 1925, a veteran of World War 2, Peter attended Westmont High School, McGill University and Sir George Williams College. He enjoyed a stellar career in the grain brokerage and shipping business with R.H. Read and Company representing Louis Dreyfus Corporation and Continental Grain Company in Montreal. In the early 1970's, Peter moved to Winnipeg, accepted a position heading up Boland and Cornelius representing Algoma Central Railway and Parrish and Heimbecker Inc. until 1987 when he founded North-West Marine Inc., continuing to represent the same two companies. After over 50 years of dedicated service, he retired as a leader in his field. Peter enjoyed sports very much as a very able athlete and coach in his earlier life, and as a spectator in his later life. He spent some time with the Montreal Alouettes of the 'Big Four' in the early 50's. Peter was a devoted Montreal Alouettes and Canadiens fan - forever. During the last decade Peter stared down many life threatening diseases and physical operations. After living in Winnipeg for over 30 years, Peter moved to Kelowna with his wife Jaye and his pal, 'Missy'. He enjoyed his home and his garden. Peter will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him. In memory of Peter donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. There will be a time of visitation for family and Friends on Monday, June 6th from 7: 00 to 9:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, British Columbia. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 7th at 11: 00 am at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Springfield Funeral Home Ltd. 250-8607077.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-22 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Doris Eileen (née DAY)
Born Toronto, March 21, 1923 - June 20, 2005 After a prolonged illness at the Village of Erin Meadows. Daughter of the late George and Mabel DAY. Beloved wife of Dr. Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON for 61 years. Mother to Gordon and his wife Sharon, Lois TROTMAN and predeceased by her sons Robert and Alan. Grandmother to Jenny and Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Jimmy and Mark TROTMAN. Sister of Donald DAY of North Carolina, Dorinda SCOTT, Dorothy POWELL and the late Muriel DAY. Doris was a former employee in the advertising department at the A and P Company. Long time member of Applewood United Church, one time member of Dixie Curling Club and of the Board of Trade Curling Club. She was an avid and knowledgeable gardener, and an extraordinarily talented artist of oil, water colour and acrylic paintings. Doris spoke well of everyone who knew her, and was loved by everyone who knew her and by her family. She was a wonderful person, a loving wife, loving mother and a loving grandmother. Thanks to Dr. FERGUSON, the nurses and all of the caring people at The Village of Erin Meadows Nursing Home for their excellent loving care that they showed to Doris. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 79 p.m on Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday June 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to Applewood United Church, 2067 Stanfield Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 1R4.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-08 published
POWELL, Raymond "Ray" Wallace (February 6th, 1947-July 5th, 2005)
(Retired Royal Bank of Canada)
Born February 6th, 1947 in Ottawa and passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the South Lake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 at the age of 58 with his loving wife Peggy by his side. Predeceased by his parents James Wallace (Wally) and Betty Powell. Ray will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife Peggy, sister Diane ALEXANDER (Boak,) nephew Chris ALEXANDER (Darilyn,) niece Cathy BABINGTON (Paul,) all of Vancouver, his aunt Iris HYDE, cousin Donna DOWLING, both of Toronto, and all their families. Ray will always be missed and remembered by his many Friends, whose help and support over the past few difficult weeks is much appreciated by his family. A Service of Remembrance will be held from Grace Church On The Hill, 300 Lonsdale Avenue, Toronto on Monday, July 11th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired memorial donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice through the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral HomeS, 201 Minet's Point Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4C2. (705) 721-1211. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-29 published
DUTTENHOFFER- GIEGERICH, Mary Ann
Passed away quietly at the British Columbia Cancer Agency on August 23, 2005. She is survived by her loving husband Henry (Hank) GIEGERICH of 25 years, stepdaughter Jill WALLACE (GIEGERICH,) plus stepgrand_sons Iain and Scot. Also surviving MaryAnn, in Saskatchewan, are sisters Agnes ZERR, Eva WINTER, and brother Ervin DUTTENHOFFER, all of Regina, plus sisters Diane TERHORST of Earl Gray, Carole BEAHM of Estevan and Louise SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of Cochin. Surviving siblings in British Columbia are brother Peter DUTTENHOFFER of Princeton, sisters Frances SAUNDERS of Penticton, Martha ZELTER of New Westminster, and Catherine POWELL of Vancouver. Surviving sister Judy McNEIL lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
MaryAnn demonstrated her adventuresome spirit and thirst for knowledge early in her career by voyaging to England in a freighter in 1962, followed by a year and a half of travel throughout Europe and across North Africa, before settling in Paris for six years, where she worked for an international agency and studied French, returning to Vancouver in 1969. After marriage in 1980, MaryAnn and Hank lived in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Toronto (Ontario), Anchorage (Alaska), and Pasadena (California), and then retired to Edmonds (Washington) in 1988. In 1997 they moved to Monte Carlo, Monaco, as a base for three years of European travel, returning to Vancouver in 2000.
MaryAnn will be greatly missed by husband, family and Friends for her gentle and loving support, sense of humour, and great interest in the wonders of nature.
A memorial service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. on Thursday September 1, at Saint Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Ave., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation in memory of MaryAnn would be appreciated.
Walkey and Company Funeral Directors

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-31 published
POWELL, Roy
After a courageous struggle, Roy passed away quietly on Friday, August 26, 2005. His will to live and to remain part of his family's life was incredibly strong and we saw strength we never knew. Roy will be remembered by his wife Joyce, children Gary, Suzanne, Michelle and Dianne, grandchildren Tyler and Matthew, daughter-in-law Nancy and son-in-law Spencer. Roy will also be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephew, children of his sister Thelma who predeceased him this year. Roy enjoyed immensely the company of old Friends through these last years and would have wished to thank them and the caregivers who both cared about him and looked after him at the West Park Long Term Care Centre. A private family service will be held with final arrangements still to be confirmed. If you wish to make a donation on behalf of Roy, please consider the War Amps Ontario Champ Program or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-26 published
SOUTHAM, Audrey Goodwin (formerly POWELL)
Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton on Thursday, September 22, 2005 in her 86th year. Predeceased by her first husband Surgeon Lieut. John POWELL (d. 1942,) and her second husband Basil SOUTHAM (div. 1964) (d. 1979). Will be sadly missed by her children Sandy WHITE/WHYTE of Hamilton, Linda and her husband Don TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Toronto, Lyle SOUTHAM and his wife Joanne of Edmonton, Judy and her husband Bill McMILLAN of Ancaster, Neal and her husband Tim O'NEILL of Bermuda, and 13 beloved grandchildren. Audrey served overseas with the Canadian Red Cross Corps (V.A.D.) during World War 2. She was Headmistress of Hillfield Strathallen Colleges, Hamilton (1968-1972) and principal of Havergal College in Toronto (1972-1975). Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson St. E. 905-648-3852 on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 from 4: 00 p.m. to 6: 00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster on Monday, October 3rd, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family invites Friends to send emails to AudreySoutham@Hotmail.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
HANSON, Ruth (née COOK)
Passed away peacefully in her beloved Muskoka on October 1, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Nana Ruth will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, generations of nieces and nephews, and a multitude of Friends, both here and abroad. She had an infectious optimism and a zest for life that never faded. She touched the lives and hearts of so many and has left her mark on all of us. Our sincere appreciation to Kathleen POWELL and the Algonquin Health Services, and to the Canadian Red Cross Community Health Services for their ever- caring help and support. In keeping with her wishes a private cremation has taken place and a gathering of family and Friends will be arranged.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
SMITH, Patricia Margaret (née POWELL)
Peacefully on October 2, 2005. Pat SMITH (née POWELL) predeceased by husband Ted and son Warren, beloved mother of Dick and his wife Peggy, proud grandmother of Patrick, Allison, Errol, Ellen and Erin. Pat was born in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. Her love of life started her journey to Saskatoon where she met Ted, her husband of 59 years; together they travelled to Montreal, Ottawa and finally Toronto. She was devoted to her family and Friends who will miss her enthusiasms for gardening, entertaining, golf, and bridge. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the York Cemetery Visitation Chapel And Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road 416-441-1580, on Saturday, October 8th, at 2: 00 p.m. Donations in Pat's memory to your favourite charity would be appreciated by her family.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-21 published
POWELL, Frank D'Alton Q.C. (1920-2005)
Peacefully at Parry Sound on Friday, November 18th in his 86th year. son of the late D'Alton and Beatrice. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Loving father of Stephen and his wife Sandra (Toronto;) Janet and her husband Peter KENNEDY (Kingston;) Bruce and his wife Sally (Monaco). Much loved grandfather of MacKinnon, Francis, Ronan, Jessica and Alison. Survived by sister Betty Kay GODDARD and predeceased by sister Vivian HUNTER. Victoria College 1942, World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1945, Osgoode Hall Law School 1948, appointed Queen's Counsel 1955. Long-time member of the Progressive Conservative Party, the Advocates Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge. Frank was a commercial pilot and founder of Georgian Bay Airways. Lifetime resident of Parry Sound and summer resident of Bernyk Island, Georgian Bay. Husband, father, grandfather, friend, humanitarian, advocate, entrepreneur, world traveller and enthusiastic outdoor sportsman. Resting in the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (1-800-265-2218) where family will receive visitors on Tuesday between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 23rd at 2: 00 p.m.
Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre or the charity of your choice.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
CLARKE, Robert Lee (April 17, 1922-December 22, 2005)
Robert Lee CLARKE died early Thursday morning of cancer. He was born in Vermilion, Alberta on April 17, 1922 to Harold J. CLARKE and Leonora Opfergelt CLARKE. He was educated in Vermilion, then at the University of Alberta (1939-1943), where he received the Governor General's Medal upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to McGill University (1945-1948) to receive a Ph.D. in Physics. He worked at the National Research Council from 1943 to 1945, and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. from 1948 to 1968. He then joined the Physics Department of Carleton University where he served as department chair in the 1970s. He formally retired in 1987, but continued to work in Medical Physics research as Professor Emeritus, and served on university committees, right up until the month before he died. In addition, he spent many periods of research at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Belmont, Surrey, United Kingdom. He was instrumental in setting up the medical physics research section at Carleton University and assisted in setting up the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute in 1989. On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute, the Robert Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics was set up. Devoted to Canada and to physics, Bob was a member of the Canadian Association of Physics from the beginning and enjoyed many professional and personal Friendships.
In 1943 he met Vera POWELL at N.R.C. They were colleagues in the Optics Section, and were married in 1945. There are four children: James (Betty LAM,) Gwyneth (Craig LEWIS,) Alan (Madeline WELD,) and Brian (Sandra COONEY.) There are eleven grandchildren: Owen (Carolina IBARRA), Roger (Becci GINDIN) and Edwin CLARKE, Brandon, Denise (Mike BILLY), Eleanor and Anna LEWIS; Ansel and Derwin CLARKE; and Liam and Colleen CLARKE; and three great grand children: Catherine, Reeva, and Mike Billy. Bob will also be remembered by Betty and Lloyd STACKHOUSE, Patricia CLARKE (late Donald), and nephews and nieces. His many Friends enriched and broadened his life.
Bob's interests were wide-ranging. He enjoyed games of tennis, and later squash until early 2005. For many years he flew small airplanes, in the United Kingdom and in Canada. He bicycled around Ottawa and took grandchildren boating on Dow's Lake. He enjoyed concerts at the National Arts Centre, attended Wednesday meetings at Riverside Kiwanis and delivered Meals on Wheels, where his regular Christmas delivery will be missed by many. He travelled extensively in Canada and in the United Kingdom and in many other parts of the world from Nigeria to Japan and places in between.
The family would like to thank Dr. BHIMJI and the staff on A5 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for their care and compassion.
There will be a Private Family Funeral Service, and a Public Memorial Gathering at Carleton University at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Robert Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics, care of Carleton University, or a charity of your choice.
Condolences/Donations/Tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-27 published
POWELL, Margaret Cecilia (née SINNETT)
We are sad to announce the passing of Margaret Cecilia POWELL (née SINNETT) in her 83rd year at the Houses of Providence in Toronto, on December 24, 2005. Born in Gaspe, Quebec and a long time resident of Kingston, Ontario, Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband Frank William (Bill), in 1984. They met in Gaspe during the Second World War and after their wedding in 1945, spent some twenty years raising their young family on armed forces bases across Canada and making many wonderful Friends along the way. Margaret spent her last five years in Toronto close to her grateful family, including daughter Judy, and son in law Michael, and granddaughters Hilary and Natalie; also daughter Susan, and son in law Rodney, and granddaughters Kristin and Lauren. She will also be sadly missed by son Brian, and daughter in law Myra, and granddaughters Erin and Laura Lee of Saskatoon. Also left behind are son Richard and his family. Predeceased by her brothers Albert and Lewis, Margaret is also lovingly remembered by her sister Mary Bond, and many nieces and nephews. A wonderful mother and special friend and favourite aunt to many, we celebrate her life and always remember her generous and fun-loving spirit. We are especially thankful for the extraordinary care provided by the wonderful staff at Providence. A service will be held to celebrate her life at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), at 11 o'clock on Thursday, December 29. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society Of Metropolitan Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite #500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
JORGENSEN, Pamela Shirley (née BRIGHT)
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, January 14, 2005, in her 48th year. Cherished wife of Flemming JORGENSEN. Loved sister of Roger BRIGHT and his wife Kim of Manitoba, and Kathy POWELL and her husband Bill of Mississauga. Loving aunt of Jeffery, Jillian, Michael, Michael and his wife Heather and Heather. Also sadly missed by her other relatives and many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First. St. Orangeville, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment, Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Dr. David CLARKSON, the Hamilton Henderson Health Care Centre, Dr. WILLANS and all the kind Staff at Headwaters Health Care Centre. A tree will be planted in memory of Pamela in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
GODSOE, Margaret (COWPERTHWAITE)
Passed away peacefully Saturday, January 15, 2005 in her Toronto home, age 93. So deeply beloved mother of Valerie Godsoe JENNINGS, Peter (Shelagh,) Jane (Tony FERREIRA) and sadly predeceased Gerald Jr. (Dale,) and the devoted wife of J. Gerald GODSOE, LL.D; CBE (deceased). She was also the loving and cherished grandmother of Craig (Charles MELANSON), Eden (Jim KING), Cynthia (Eric PITT), Suzanne, Stacey (Leif HELMER), Laura, and Derek DELOST and the proud great-grandmother of Jonas PITT and Rowan HELMER. Margaret GODSOE and her family are deeply grateful to all others who cared for and supported her - especially Hyacinth POWELL, with her for 24 years. "Marg" GODSOE will forever be loved and remembered for her generous heart, incredible strength, enthusiasm, wit and brilliant mind. Such an inspiration to everyone she met, she graduated with highest honours from Dalhousie University at age 18, then taught Mathematics in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was later awarded an LL.D. by Dalhousie. In 1932 she married her one and only love, "Gerry" GODSOE and soon after they moved to Toronto and raised their four children. With an intense passion for life and art, she was highly respected as a promoter, collector and philanthropist for Canadian Art. She was a founding member of the Art Gallery of Ontario Women's Committee and a Trustee and also an early catalyst and President of Toronto's Junior League. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Art Gallery of Ontario (Attention: Development Office, 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto, M5T 1G4) or a charity of your choice.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
JORGENSEN, Pamela Shirley (née BRIGHT)
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, January 14, 2005, in her 48th year. Cherished wife of Flemming JORGENSEN; beloved daughter of John and Shirley BRIGHT of Peterborough; loved sister of Roger BRIGHT and his wife Kim of Manitoba, and Kathy POWELL and her husband Bill of Mississauga loving aunt of Jeffery, Jillian, Michael, Michael and his wife Heather, and Heather; also sadly missed by her other relatives and many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First. Street, Orangeville, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment, Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Dr. David CLARKSON, the Hamilton Henderson Health Care Centre, Dr. WILLANS and all the kind Staff at Headwaters Health Care Centre. A tree will be planted in memory of Pamela in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
Friends watched horrified as two men shot to death
Three on balcony saw fatal shooting
Police hope DNA tests prove fruitful
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
It took about two minutes.
A violent dispute. Gunfire. One man lies dead on the apartment's living room floor, his friend bleeding to death in the kitchen.
Two men flee, losing their dark blue and white bandanas in a laneway behind the apartment building.
It was Friday night, about 9: 30. On the balcony of the third-floor Niagara St. apartment, three other people had been smoking. They saw the fight begin and witnessed one of their Friends take a gunshot to the chest.
One man on the balcony ran out of the apartment to a nearby stairwell.
Another called 911 from his cellphone but realized he didn't know the address.
He too left the apartment, panicking, banging on doors as he ran down the hall, trying to find someone who could tell him the address.
The third man stayed in the apartment with his Friends: Justin HODGE, 20, who was later pronounced dead at the scene, and Damian MUIRHEAD, 22, who had been shot in the neck.
MUIRHEAD died in hospital.
"We believe that the motive for the murders is robbery," Toronto police homicide Det. Sgt. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR said at a news conference yesterday. "It is quite possible... the suspects believed that they may have been able to go into that apartment to get some drugs and/or money."
The suspects wore bandanas over their faces, and police don't have detailed descriptions of them. Police have spoken to two of the men on the balcony and are hoping to hear from the third. TAILOR/TAYLOR stressed that investigators do not believe he was involved in the slayings, but he might be able to provide valuable information.
Bandanas and a silver watch found in a nearby laneway are being tested for DNA. TAILOR/TAYLOR said he is hopeful those tests will help track down the killers.
TAILOR/TAYLOR said police found some marijuana and ecstasy inside the apartment: No. 313 at 180 Niagara St. Although both victims had had some minor dealings with police, TAILOR/TAYLOR said neither were part of a gang.
HODGE, an aspiring hip-hop artist who was working on an album, had an amazing sense of humour, said his sister Sara in an interview.
"He was a clown. He always had something funny to say. He was an intelligent boy with a vast vocabulary," she said.
Sara HODGE, 22, visited her brother almost every day, she said, and had been at the apartment that night.
"I left early, but I don't really know why."
She described her younger brother as handsome and popular.
"He did not have one enemy. He was my best friend, my other half. I am lost without him. We told each other we loved each other. We laughed together. We cried together," she said through tears.
HODGE said she introduced her brother and MUIRHEAD about six or seven years ago. For several years, she dated MUIRHEAD and they all lived together.
"He was a good guy, a happy guy," she said. "He always had a kind word to say... Damian, he wanted to make something of himself, but he wasn't sure how to get there."
MUIRHEAD had been living in a basement apartment at his aunt's North York house.
Dee Dee SCRUTON said her nephew was outgoing and popular.
"Damian had all kinds of Friends, everywhere he went, everybody loved Damian," she said, adding, "They were both good kids, kind-hearted."
Yesterday, both families were making funeral arrangements.
"I'm holding it together because that's what Damian would want," SCRUTON said. "He loved and respected me and I loved and respected him. He was my friend first, my nephew second. That's what he said, we were Friends. I just got to hold it together for him."
HODGE lived with his friend Steve MADISON at the 62-unit low-rise Niagara Neighbourhood Cooperative in King West village, which has many upscale condominiums, trendy restaurants and bars.
MADISON was at work the night of the shooting.
MUIRHEAD had stopped in for a visit with his friend some time before 9: 30 p.m., when at least two men entered the apartment.
Three other men dropped in to say hello and to pick up a cellphone from MUIRHEAD. Those three -- who were on the balcony at the time of the deadly fight -- hadn't planned on staying.
"Justin was the target," TAILOR/TAYLOR said. The suspects may have known him.
The homicide officer believes MUIRHEAD was shot after coming to the aid of his friend.
The fight was short, but violent, TAILOR/TAYLOR said, noting both dead men had a number of injuries. MUIRHEAD, he noted, broke one knuckle in the melee.
"It is quite evident that both deceased were involved in quite a violent fight just prior to their deaths. It is my belief that one or both suspects are injured as a result of this fight," TAILOR/TAYLOR said.
Two of the three men on the balcony spoke with police, providing a lot of detail about how the fight broke out. TAILOR/TAYLOR said police have yet to talk to the third man who was on the balcony that night.
"This witness was a friend of Justin's," TAILOR/TAYLOR said.
"It appeared that he had called Justin on his cellular phone just prior to the murder and Justin let this person into the apartment."
He asked that the man call homicide detectives.
"I know you knew my brother," HODGE said of the witness. "You were probably scared, probably still scared. It is very important that you do come forward and give whatever information you have. Two people are gone and many more are hurting."
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TAILOR/TAYLOR at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers, 416-222-8477.
with files from Betsy POWELL

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
POWELL, Wilfred (November 22, 1910-January 31, 2005)
Wilf died at Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto, surrounded by and held in the love of his family members, his spirit at peace. He is survived by his beloved wife June; three sons Keith, David and Clive, their spouses and partners Barbara POWELL, Anne POWELL, Linda POWELL and Sharon KEANE; and grandchildren Bronwen, Meghan, Siobhan, Lara, Shannon and Morgan, all of whom he adored. Wilf was born in Llanelli, Wales. He immigrated to Canada at age 14 where he earned his A.T.C.M. in piano at age 17. He served on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto for 67 years as a teacher and examiner. He also served as distinguished adjudicator at music festivals, and as choir leader and organist at several churches in the Toronto area. He was rightly proud of an accomplished and respected career in music. A passionate, considerate man, Wilf touched and inspired many more people than his humble spirit would have him know. His remarkable intellect, warmth and caring will be remembered forever. Wilf's life will be celebrated at a funeral service on Friday, February 4th at 2 p.m. at Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, Leaside Toronto. Visitations with family at Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, 416-487-4523, on Thursday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family is establishing a scholarship at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. Please contact the family or the Scholarship Department at the Conservatory for details.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
FERGUSON, Gerda
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother, on Friday, February 4, 2005. Gerda FERGUSON of Rodney, beloved wife of the late Harold FERGUSON. Loving mother of Elinor (Sal) MEROLA, Fran (Bill) POWELL, late beloved son Paul (Jean) FERGUSON. Loving Grandmother of Ingrid (Guy,) Heather (Kenneth), Lisa (Mike), Richard (Carolyn), Ken (Meg), Matt (Sam), Jeffrey (Melinda,) and the late Laura FERGUSON. Loving great-grandmother of Cassandra, Cabrina, Jamelyn, Kenny, Christopher, Julianne, Andrew, Madelyn, Cassidy, Mark and Dylan. Dear sister of Esther CHRISTENSEN, Morris HANSEN and the late John HANSEN. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. At Mom's request, no flowers. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide St. N., London N6B 3H8 would be appreciated by the family. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186), entrusted with arrangements. On line condolences at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
POWELL, Thomas
Suddenly at his home on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in his 77th year. Predeceased by his sons Bill and John. Loving father of Rick, Brian, Doug, Tammy, Carol and David. Thomas will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by Betty, his sisters Margaret and Kay, and his many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and Friends. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Coach House Chapel on Friday, February 11th at 1 p.m. Interment for Thomas will be held on Saturday, February 12 at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Cemetery (Birchmount and St. Clair). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Parking adjacent to the funeral home.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
HOFFMAN, Cecil
Peacefully, at home Thursday, February 10, 2005 in his 84th year after a long struggle with Parkinson's. Beloved husband for 60 years of the late Evelyn, both of whom came to regard Florence, Italy as a second "home." Survived by sisters Ruth TATTON (Dick,) British Columbia, Karen DUNCAN (David), Ontario, Lanni JOFFE, Ontario and Dvorah SCHLOSSBERG (Meier,) Israel. Also survived by brother-in-law Leon MAJOR (Judith,) U.S.A. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Ontario, British Columbia, U.S.A. and Israel. Remembered by dear friend Shirley. Cecil appreciated music, art, conversation, wine and fine dining. He remained a fastidious, meticulous gentleman throughout his life. He is wished "CiaoCesare, a la prossima". The family especially wish to thank his caregiver Frederika POWELL, financial advisor and trusted friend Dennis CAPONI and devoted cousin-in-law Kathryn E. HOPE (formerly SOBOLOFF.) Donations may be made to the Toronto Community Foundation re: Evelyn Hoffman Foundation which benefits the Toronto Humane Society due to their tremendous love for their 2 Siamese cats. Graveside service on Friday, February 11, 1 p.m. at Pardes Shalom Cemetery (gonorth on Dufferin Street, past Major Mackenzie Dr. past Teston Rd. 2 kms.). Shiva at 370 Ridelle Ave., 2 p.m.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
SANDIG, Kurt E.
On Monday, February 7, 2005, in Orangeville. Kurt E. SANDIG, beloved husband of the late Celia SANDIG. Loving father and father-in-law of Deborah and Mark POWELL of Waldemar, and Michelle and Herbert BARNSTEINER. Devoted grandfather of Lucas Savanna, Julian, and Gabriel. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 416-499-1417 or Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 416-967-5900.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
Slayer of ex-girlfriend found dead
Apparent suicide in Quebec hotel
Free on $1,500 bail when couple shot
By Betsy POWELL and Richard BRENNAN, Staff Reporters
The ex-boyfriend of a woman he stalked, terrorized and last Friday night shot to death appears to have killed himself in a Quebec hotel room.
John KOVACS, 52, was free on bail -- on charges of criminal harassment and threatening death -- when he ambushed Szilvia VERES, 35, and wounded her husband Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, in an underground apartment parking garage in North York.
The scenario is all too common -- and yet avoidable, says Pamela CROSS, who expressed frustration about the process that's supposed to keep stalkers away from their victims.
"This woman had moved on and was seeking the protection of the criminal system and she failed to get it," said CROSS, legal director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children.
The minister responsible for women's issues in the Ontario government pointed to a pilot program aimed at making better assessments of risk in such cases. But critics say there's no reason to delay bringing in tougher bail rules for men charged with stalking and harassment.
Court documents show KOVACS was released on $1,500 bail after appearing in a Finch Ave. W. courtroom last November. Police had charged him with three counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering a death threat stemming from three incidents last year.
Police believe KOVACS had a short-term relationship with VERES. They broke up last March and VERES married KEMENCZY in November.
The court records indicate the couple complained after he watched a house near Steeles Ave. and Bathurst St. last August 29. On another occasion, KOVACS followed VERES "from place to place" and on October 23, he threatened to kill KEMENCZY.
It's unclear when he was first charged, but he was released on bail on condition he stay more than 200 metres from any place where VERES or KEMENCZY "live, work, attend school or happen to be as known to you." He was also ordered not to use or possess a cellphone. There was no condition to seek counselling.
His surety, according to court documents, was Nicolaus SZILY, believed to be an old friend of KOVACS, who worked as a machinist for an aircraft company. KOVACS was supposed to be living at SZILY's home in the city's west end.
SZILY could not be reached for comment last night.
Between his arrest and last Friday's shooting, KOVACS made several court appearances. His next court date was tomorrow.
The tragic turn of events underscores the ineffectiveness of bail conditions and the need for courts to take a long hard look at an alleged stalker's capacity for violence, said CROSS.
"I really don't understand what it's going to take to get the criminal system to understand that these are men who by nature of the charge of criminal harassment are at extremely high risk of re-offending," she said yesterday.
"We have advocated for some years... that the bail system in Ontario be overhauled and there should be a requirement, not just that a risk assessment be completed by the police, but that that risk assessment be presented by the Crown in the bail hearings."
If the judge or justice of the peace doesn't follow the recommendation, he or she would have to provide reasons why not, she continued.
Social Services Minister Sandra PUPATELLO, responsible for women's issues, said government, agencies and police have to keep trying to protect women from men -- usually spouses or former lovers who want to hurt them.
PUPATELLO admitted that restraining orders and police charges will not stop a "crazy person from doing a crazy thing, but to the extent we can change that, we have to,"
In December, the Liberal government released a domestic violence action plan calling for a consistent police response to things like restraining orders and an assessment tool for police to determine risk of continued violence.
"In the past January, we started the pilot project in Ottawa and North Bay in both English and French for an assessment tool that actually determines the risk of flight, risk of violence," PUPATELLO said.
"My fear is that there are people who come in (to the system) and they are back out... (and the question is) should they be back out and we are not going to know the answer to that until we implement this kind of review."
New Democratic Party member of provincial parliament Marilyn CHURLEY (Toronto-Danforth) pointed to past inquests into the deaths of women killed by spouses and ex-lovers and asked how many more woman have to die before government follows through.
"The recommendations are there and they are just not being followed up on, and I was just stricken when I heard about this latest death," CHURLEY said.
"There are huge problems with underenforcement of restraining orders," she added.
After witnesses: reported KOVACS had fled the scene in his silver Honda, police issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Around 4 p.m. Monday, workers at a hotel in Rivière-du-Loup, about 200 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, discovered KOVACS dead of a single gunshot wound. He was identified through fingerprints.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, but police don't yet know if it was the one used to shoot the couple.
Toronto police have not been able to locate KOVACS' next of kin and they are asking the public for help. They believe he is originally from eastern Europe. Police also had difficulty tracking down VERES's relatives, but they have notified her mother, who lives in Hungary, homicide Detective Terry BROWNE said yesterday.
KEMENCZY is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. The investigation is continuing.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
Man shot dead visiting sick Mom
Young man who had 'no enemies' fatally shot in stairwell
Relatives and Friends grieve a man whom 'everybody liked'
By Betsy POWELL, Crime Reporter
He worked two jobs, visited his sick mother daily and had never been in trouble with the law.
And now police and 26-year-old Selvakumar SELLAIAH's grieving relatives and Friends are struggling to figure out why he was shot to death in the 17th floor stairwell of the St. Jamestown highrise where his mother and sister lived.
Residents called police around 11: 50 p.m. Tuesday to report hearing what sounded like a struggle and the sound of gunfire, homicide Det. Joel KULMATYCKI told a news conference yesterday at police headquarters. Police officers from 51 Division and emergency crews arrived within minutes and discovered SELLAIAH's body. An autopsy is scheduled for this morning.
Police are investigating whether robbery was a motive.
SELLAIAH moved to Toronto from Sri Lanka eight years ago and was a Canadian citizen. For almost two years, he had travelled across the city to work in the kitchen of Tony Pistola's, an Italian restaurant on Bloor Street W. near Royal York Rd., and recently started working in the morning at a pub on Bay St.
He lived in a bachelor apartment on Gerrard St. but was a regular visitor at the Bleecker St. building, where he came to look after his ailing mother. "That says what kind of man this is," KULMATYCKI said.
By mid-afternoon yesterday, two storeys below where the slaying occurred, his mother's 15th floor apartment had turned into a place of mourning packed with family and Friends. Some sobbed quietly, including SELLAIAH's 23-year-old sister Jayanthini. She sat slumped over on the edge of a bed, hands over her head and tears spilling onto a framed picture of her brother.
In the living room, family members tried to console SELLAIAH's tiny mother, Vadivambigh SELLAIAH, as she pounded her chest, wailed and rocked back and forth. His two brothers, Pathmakumar, 28, and Santhakumar, 25, looked dazed and shaken as they moved from room to room speaking quietly to visitors in the crowded flat filled with religious icons.
First cousin Guna NARMALAR said SELLAIAH has been a "big help" to the family, particularly since his father died three years ago. "He was friendly and had no bad habits," he said. "He has no enemies."
Co-worker Wara THGARAJAH, kitchen manager at Tony Pistola's, said he last saw SELLAIAH around 5 p.m. Tuesday. As he was leaving from his day shift, SELLAIAH was arriving. Fellow employees have told him SELLAIAH finished work in the kitchen around 10: 30, had a quick beer and left, though he wasn't exactly sure when.
Police are trying to figure out how SELLAIAH came to be in the building and don't believe he had visited his family that night.
Thgarajah called him a reliable, hard-working employee who had been working at the restaurant for about two years. "Everybody liked him, they never complain about him," he said, pausing to take a deep breath.
SELLAIAH was also recently hired to work in the kitchen of a Bay St. pub on the recommendation of a distant relative.
"He did what he was told. He had a lot of knowledge and he was very punctual, all the time opening the stores because he was the main guy opening," said the owner, who asked not to be identified.
"This morning it was unlike him not to show up... at 11: 30 I called the pub and nobody was here so I had to come down myself and open." He tracked down the family. "I called to find out if he was there and sure enough somebody answered and told me he was shot last night."
SELLAIAH was the city's ninth homicide victim.
A year ago, KULMATYCKI said he and partner Gary GIROUX investigated another homicide at a building just north of the Bleecker St. building where SELLAIAH was slain. "There is gunfire in that area and it's an unfortunate thing because the residents are sick and tired of these mutts coming in with guns."
Police are working with the Toronto Housing Authority to see if video surveillance can help solve the crime, he said.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
BEST, Alma
Peacefully, at the Aurora Resthaven Nursing Home, on Thursday, February 17, 2005 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Don. Loving mother of Jim and his wife Joy and Joan. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren Michael, Janet and Tim, and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Meryl POWELL and Hilda (Peg) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Predeceased by her brother Dickson WILSON and sister Garnet GAGAN all of Renfrew. Friends will be received at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421), on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-20 published
REID, Thelma (née POWELL)
After a short illness, at the William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Campus, on February 18th, 2005. Predeceased by William REID. Loving mother of Dale (Tracy) REID, Carol (Tom) WHITELY, Patty REID (Shawn YOUNG), Roberta (Doug) ANDERSON, and David REID. Grandmother to 7 grandchildren. Sister to Roy POWELL. A celebration of Thelma's life will be held on her birthday, April 16th, 2005, at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
POWELL, Maryann
Freed to be with her Lord on February 21st, 2005. Much loved Mum to David (Daisy) and Susanne (Bob). Beloved Grandie to Victoria, Alexander, Daniella and Olivia Rose. Missed terribly by Jennifer. Thank you to the staff at Sheridan Villa who cared. As requested by our Mum, please do not wear black; this is a celebration of her life. The Service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1535 South Gateway Rd., Mississauga, 905-602-1580) on Friday, February 25th at 6: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Peel would be greatly appreciated. "I will love you forever, And miss you for always. As long as I'm living, My Mum you will be."

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
Killer linked to home
Connection cited to previous occupant
But police can't explain murder-suicide
By Betsy POWELL, Crime Reporter
A man who killed his friend in a North York driveway and then entered the house before taking his own life is connected to a previous occupant, police say.
But they have no explanation for why the man killed himself and his friend.
The victim has been identified as Ioan Corin BAICU, 32, a Toronto resident and father of two young children. Police believe he was shot and killed by Iani GUSITA, 24, of Mississauga, who minutes later shot himself after entering a home on Talwood Dr., near Lawrence Ave. E. and Leslie Street, around 8: 30 p.m. Saturday.
Both men were born in Romania but were now Canadian citizens.
Homicide Det. Randy CARTER, who is in charge of the case, described the pair as close Friends. "Right now I can find no reason why Iani GUSITA would have taken Mr. BAICU's life," he told a news conference.
While investigators can find no motive for the murder-suicide, CARTER said police have learned GUSITA was suffering from depression.
CARTER provided an overview of the investigation so far. Before 8: 30 p.m., BAICU steered his silver four-door Honda Civic into the driveway of the house belonging to Peter and Susan HYUN. The car had two children's car seats in the back. GUSITA was his passenger. "Iani GUSITA shot Ioan BAICU while still seated in this automobile in the driveway," CARTER said.
GUSITA then approached the front of the house, shot out the window beside the door and entered the beige bungalow through the broken window. He came face to face with a 58-year-old resident who had been watching television.
"He said nothing to this female and immediately took his own life by shooting himself in the head," CARTER said.
The woman called 911. Police arrived and found BAICU in the car and GUSITA in the front foyer, a large-calibre revolver beside him. Police are checking the history of the firearm and trying to retrace the men's steps.
CARTER said police have established a connection between GUSITA and a previous male occupant of the house. "However, this is still being investigated." He wouldn't comment further, citing "public safety."
The couple have lived in the house for about two decades and have two children who are away at university, a neighbour said on the weekend.
CARTER said both men were known to police, but he didn't give details.
BAICU is the city's 12th homicide victim of 2005.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
REID, Thelma (née POWELL)
After a short illness, at the William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Campus, on February 18th, 2005. Predeceased by William Reid. Loving mother of Dale (Tracy) REID, Carol (Tom) Whitely, Patty REID (Shawn Young), Roberta (Doug) Anderson, and David REID. Grandmother to 7 grandchildren. Sister to Roy POWELL. A celebration of Thelma's life will be held on her birthday, April 16th, 2005, at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
NIEWERTH, Hans
Suddenly at his home in Nanaimo, British Columbia, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Hans passed into rest on April 11, 2005, in his 69th year. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Christine (née POWELL.) Father of Michael of Port Richie, Florida, Christiane (John MILLARD) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Anke (Tim JOHNSON) of Madison, Wisconsin. Dear brother-in-law of Barbara CHAMBERLAIN and cherished uncle of Anthony and Olivia. Proud grandfather of Chantelle, Jaimie, Jesse, Krystal, and Griffin. Fondly remembered by many family members, neighbours, Friends and business associates. Hans will be cremated and a private family memorial is planned for early summer.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-13 published
IVEY, Rita (née GRACE)
At her home in Port Dover on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in her 54th year. Beloved wife of Dan. Predeceased by her cherished daughter Tara (1995.) Loving daughter of Helen GRACE and the late Leonard. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Mike and Isabel GRACE, Frank and Barbara GRACE, Pat and Margaret GRACE, Richard GRACE and Kim, Mary and Bob BROWN, Terri and Ivor JENTS, Susie and Paul KENNEDY, Richard and Vicki IVEY, Lance IVEY and Sherry, Vic POWELL and Dianna, and Bill POWELL and Anne. Rita will be sadly missed by all her family, including her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Rita worked for Toronto-Dominion-Canada Trust in Simcoe for more than 20 years, she will be fondly remembered by all her co-workers and Friends. Family and Friends may call at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Monday, May 16, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Rita's life will follow on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Road, Port Dover. Father Pio BEORCHIA celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake or the Children's Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
witness sought in fatal shooting
By Betsy POWELL, Crime Reporter
He wasn't much of a partier, but on Saturday night 36-year-old Jack LEE headed out with Friends for some karaoke and dancing at a Bloor St. W. nightspot called the Emerald Restaurant and Sports Bar.
A lot of fun was had, according to police, and LEE left the bar around 2: 20 a.m. with his two Friends, who dropped him off on LEE Centre Dr. near Highway 401 and McCowan Rd.
Around 2: 40 a.m., the divorced father of two called another friend and was waiting for that friend to arrive outside a condominium complex on nearby Corporate Rd. when "an unknown person or persons" approached LEE and shot him, homicide Det. Peter CODE said yesterday.
At about 3: 01 a.m., LEE's friend arrived to find him bleeding on the ground. A passerby stopped to assist while the friend called 911. After police from Scarborough's 41 Division and emergency personnel arrived, LEE was taken to Sunnybrook hospital where he was pronounced dead.
CODE and partner Det. Sgt. Gerry CASHMAN have no motive to explain the slaying of the Toronto resident, whose Korean name is Sung Woo LEE. " There's nothing to suggest that he did know his assailant," CODE said. Police have no descriptions of any vehicle or suspect.
LEE was a self-employed tobacco wholesaler who worked out of his apartment. CODE didn't want to say if LEE lived in the area.
While the slaying occurred in the dark, investigators believe someone from several surrounding buildings might have seen something. They are asking witnesses: to come forward.
LEE had no prior involvement with police, CASHMAN said. He added that family members are devastated and his mother was scheduled to arrive in Toronto from Korea yesterday.
Meanwhile, officers in 41 Division continue to probe the non-fatal shooting of a 40-year-old woman at a doughnut shop on Progress Ave., also near Highway 401 and McCowan. Police were called to the Coffee Time outlet within minutes of receiving a call about LEE who was shot about a kilometre away. The woman had been shot twice in the shoulder.
"We have no conclusive evidence," other than the closeness of time and place, that the two incidents are linked, CODE said.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
THORNTON, Joy
At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, Joy THORNTON of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Stouffville, at the age of 66. Loving wife of Derek THORNTON. Sister of June (John) BARNES of Cambray. Loving cousin of Lynda (Robert) LAY of England, Steve (Elaine) EADES of England, Vi CLYDESDALE of Stouffville and Thelma (Clarence) POWELL of Stouffville. Family and Friends will be received at the Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (1-866-393-0063) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service in the Monk Chapel on Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be made at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
MURPHY, Michael E. (1927-2005)
Passed away suddenly in Calgary, Alberta, on Monday, May 23, 2005 at the age of 77 years. He leaves to mourn his ex-wife and loving friend Christine, and friend and loyal caregiver Arlene POWELL both of Calgary, Alberta. He is survived by his six sons Gerald of Kansas, Michael, Patrick, Sean, Timothy and Darren all of Ontario; eleven grandchildren Jeremy, Benjamin, Jennifer, Jessica, Michael, Sean, Erin, Shannon, Casey, Danny and Margaret Elizabeth; his nieces and nephews in Halifax, Nova Scotia, John, Gerald, Mary, Wenawae, Gregory, Pamela, Marian, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Michael, Shelagh and niece Dianne of Lethbridge, Alberta. Mike was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his sons, Joyce his seven brothers John, Joseph, Msgr. Gregory, Msgr. Gerald, Msgr. Murphy, Alban and Patrick. Mike grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the youngest son of Joseph MURPHY and Grace (BUTLER.) His ancestors arrived in Acadia from Ireland in 1684. Mike was educated at Saint Mary's University in Halifax and obtained his M.B.A. at Western University in London, Ontario, one of the first graduates of the University. He worked for G.E. in Peterborough, later moving to Toronto where he was a Vice-President with Guaranty Trust. He moved to Calgary and became Vice-President of Information Systems at Husky Oil until his retirement in 1985. Mike was a character; he will be remembered by his Friends and neighbours for his keen love of gardening and tremendous interest and grasp of the stock market. He also held a passion for baseball, partly inspired by family friend Babe Ruth. He will be missed. Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayers and a Wake Service at Commemorative Services, Calgary, Alberta, on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. with The Reverend Fernand T. Genogaling officiating. A Wake Service will be held at Snow's Funeral Home, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Monday, May 30, 2005 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Halifax, on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with The Reverend James Mallon Presider. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded to Mike's family through www.commemorativeservices.ca Arrangements in care of Commemorative Services Funeral Directors, Calgary, Alberta, 403- 265-1199. Calgary family owned and operated "Celebrating the lives of our community"

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
POWELL, Lilian (née HARTLEY)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Thursday, May 19, 2005, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Theodore POWELL. Loving mother of David (Heidi) POWELL of Carrying Place, Christopher (Detra) POWELL of Scarborough and Janet MILLIGAN of Oro-Medonte. Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and Friends. Lilian spent most of her life volunteering for various organizations particularly at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as a "Snuggler". A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Orillia on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
BREADEN, Ruby Eileen (née TAPSCOTT)
Peacefully, on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Kawartha Lakes Exendicare, Lindsay, at age 85. Ruby, beloved wife of the late Robert Victor BREADEN. Dear mother of Lorraine and her husband Kenneth POWELL, Robert and his wife Melita and predeceased by Donna BREADEN. Grandmother of Alisha, Miranda and Travis. Survived by her sister Jessie and brother Melvin. Predeceased by brothers William, Bert, Carmen, Fred, and Clarence. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, 905-852-3073, on Sunday, June 19, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Westminster Cemetery, Willowdale. In Ruby's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
POWELL, Sydney
Proud employee of the C.N. Rail for over 25 years. After a courageous struggle at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on June 12th, 2005, Sydney passed away at the age of 85. Devoted Dad, Grandpa and Brother to Denise, Janelle, Daisy and extended family and Friends. Friends may be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road (between Eglinton and St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday June 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service to be held at Westview Presbyterian Church, 233 Westview Blvd. (St. Clair and O'Connor Dr.) on Tuesday June 21st at 11 a.m. with a visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
SIMON, Margaret Jean
Tragically after an accident on Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 at the age of 68 years. Margaret, beloved wife of Louis (married 50 years on May 21, 2005); loving mother of Cecilia (and her husband Chris) and Michelle. Predeceased by her sisters Florence SHULL and Delphine KERR and her brother William Baden POWELL. Margaret will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law and her many nieces and nephews. Cherished by all her family and her many, many Friends. Visitation on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at a later date. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Foundation Fighting Blindness would be appreciated. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
REID, Dugald " Doug"
(Member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 27, for 57 years. Served overseas during World War 2 with Newfoundland Forestry Unit and with the U.S.A. for 2 years on PT Boats) At the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 3, 2005. Born in Little Catalina, Newfoundland. on November 29, 1914, Doug has been married to Katie Beryl (née POWELL) for 62 years. Loving father of Donna and fiancé Geoffrey LAW of Orillia and grandfather of Jorden and Jessica. Survived by his sister Doris and husband Eli of Newfoundland. and will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, other family and Friends. Cremation will be followed by family receiving Friends at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia, (705-326-3595) on Sunday afternoon, July 10th, from 1 o'clock until time of memorial service at 2 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
POWELL, Raymond " Ray" Wallace
(Retired Royal Bank of Canada) Born February 6th, 1947 in Ottawa and passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the South Lake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 at the age of 58 with his loving wife Peggy by his side. Predeceased by his parents James Wallace (Wally) and Betty POWELL. Ray will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife Peggy, sister Diane ALEXANDER (Boak,) nephew Chris ALEXANDER (Darilyn,) niece Cathy BABINGTON (Paul,) all of Vancouver, his aunt Iris HYDE, cousin Donna DOWLING, both of Toronto, and all their families. Ray will always be missed and remembered by his many Friends, whose help and support over the past few difficult weeks is much appreciated by his family. A Service of Remembrance will be held from Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Avenue, Toronto on Monday, July 11th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired memorial donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice through the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral HomeS, 201 Minet' s Point Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4C2. (705) 721-1211. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-14 published
POWELL, Myrtle Gertrude (formerly MEADE)
Peacefully on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 at Springdale Country Manor, in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late George William MEADE (July 19th, 1920-July 5th, 1960) and predeceased by her second husband Willis POWELL. Loving mother of George (Bette,) Cyril, Dorothy POPA (Larry,) Donald, Albert (Cindy) and Roy. Predeceased by her son John (October 29th, 2000 at age 53), Myrtle is also survived by her step-daughters Myrna BELL and Raylene POWELL. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel", 539 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario on Thursday, July 14th from 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Friday, July 15th at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment Hardwood Hills Cemetery, Sydney, Nova Scotia beside her late husband George William MEADE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peterborough and District M.E./F.M. Association and Support Group or the Alzheimer Society.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
BORDIGNON, Maria Carolina (CASSOLATO)
Peacefully, with her family at her side, on July 21, 2005, in her 81st year, at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, Ontario. Wife of the late Umberto. Loving mother of Norma and her husband Mike ENRIGHT, Antonietta and her husband Sisto VENTURIN, and Anna and her husband Jamie POWELL. Dearest Nonna to Michael, Vincent, Anna, Steven, Andrew, Adam and Laura. Great-grandmother to Justin and Matthew. Many of Maria's Friends and relatives will fondly miss her, especially her Tansley Woods family. Maria always made the best of any situation; she never had much, but was always generous to her beloved family. Everybody has a favourite Maria story, please come and share and celebrate Maria's life with us. Mrs. BORDIGNON will be resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 11 Peter St. S. (at Lakeshore Rd.), Mississauga on Monday, July 25th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Port Credit. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. "Maybe now I can get some hot toast."

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
Shootings claim two more lives
'Gun crime is not the Toronto that any Torontonian expects'
By Betsy POWELL with files from Vanessa L: UQQ, Crime Reporter
The group of Friends had just left the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Sherbourne St. in downtown Toronto after enjoying its weekly reggae music and hip hop night.
They were heading to a car parked on a nearby street just before 4 a.m. yesterday, when a man came up to them and fired several shots. Two men died and another was hurt.
Police don't believe the gunman knew the victims. What they do know is that guns have been used in more slayings this year than in all of 2004.
Ali Mohamud ALI, 19, died instantly in the shooting early Monday near Homewood Ave. and Maitland Pl. A 20-year-old man was also hit.
Friends tried to drive Loyan Mohammed AHMED, 23, to a nearby hospital. A few blocks away, near Bloor and Jarvis Sts., they waved to police for help. An ambulance came but paramedics weren't able to save him.
Twenty-three people have been shot in Toronto in the past two weeks, including a 4-year-old boy.
"It's a very serious concern," Mayor David MILLER told a news conference yesterday at police headquarters that was also attended by police Chief Bill Blair and members of the police services board.
"Gun crime is not the Toronto that any Torontonian expects," the mayor said.
"We do not expect to have shooting incidents of the kind that happened last night behind a popular nightclub to happen in this city."
Police don't know if the gunman was in the nightclub and they don't know what motivated the shooter.
While police believe many recent shootings in the city are "retaliatory" and are part of gang wars, there is nothing to suggest the deaths of ALI and AHMED were gang-related, said homicide Staff Insp. Jeff McGUIRE.
Seven men have been killed with guns since July 30. Just one arrest has been made.
"They are the most difficult to solve and they are the ones most often related back to gang-related violence," said McGUIRE.
Police have seized 2,470 firearms so far in 2005, said Blair. The majority of the handguns that were used in crime have been traced to the United States.
MILLER repeated his pledge to push the federal government for action on firearms smuggling, saying authorities have a difficult time catching gun runners. The mayor said he has even heard of snowbirds -- the Canadians who flock to sunnier climes in the winter -- bringing guns into this country illegally.
No weapon was recovered after early yesterday's shooting.
Yesterday there were three areas cordoned off by yellow police tape in the downtown core, one at Maitland Pl. and Homewood Ave., another at Jarvis and Bloor Sts., where a green Malibu straddled the southbound lanes of Jarvis with its two doors ajar.
Yellow tape was also in front of the Phoenix, though McGUIRE emphasized police don't believe anything happened there.
One resident of a highrise on Wellesley St. overlooking Homewood, got up shortly before 4 a.m. and looked out the window after hearing voices.
"I thought it was just hookers out there having another hooker fight," said the man, who asked that his name not be used.
He said he spotted what looked like two groups of men facing each other.
"Then there was four quick pops and then two pops and the noise sounded like a cap gun... and kaboom, one's down," he said, adding he didn't see who pulled the trigger or from which direction it came.
He called 911 and went on to his balcony and saw one man splayed over another lying on the ground, bleeding and with some clothing clumped to the side of his neck.
"He was screeching 'Call police, call an ambulance.' "
Yesterday, there was a pool of blood on the roadway, beside a white windbreaker-style jacket.
Another resident of the building, Bruce McCUBBIN, was sleeping in his apartment when his girlfriend awoke after hearing the sound of four or five gunshots. They got up and went to the balcony, which also faces south, and watched what happened next.
"One man was lying on the ground with another crouched over him holding what looked like a towel to his head and there was blood coming from him."
He saw another man leaning against a post who appeared to be hit in the arm. "It was difficult to see because it was so dark."
He heard someone yelling, "Call the cops, call the cops," and others panicking. "There was voices all over the place but... there was people screaming up the street."
McCUBBIN, an ex-police officer in Glasgow, contrasted the recent "crazy" period of gun violence in Toronto to what he saw back home.
"Glasgow is a violent city in a way but more stabbings, slashings, and people don't really carry guns because there's strict gun laws in Britain," he said. "But here, I've never seen anything like what I saw last night, even with two years on the police force, I didn't see anything as bad as I saw last night on the street. It was terrible."
Yesterday police officers combed the area and used a metal detector on the grass around a large Victorian brick home at the corner of Homewood and Maitland that was hit by a bullet.
The occupants declined to speak to reporters.
In the past five days, the Toronto Police Service has redeployed approximately 50 officers from throughout the service up into the northwest part of the city, which has had a number of shooting incidents, but also into Scarborough and downtown neighbourhoods plagued with gun violence, Blair told the news conference.
Both he and McGUIRE, however, said the city is not collapsing with gun or youth violence and blamed "a small few" for terrorizing neighbourhoods.
Back near Homewood Ave., a woman who identified herself as Lisa, and didn't want her last name used, was walking with her two children past the police tape on Wellesley St. She said she is sickened by the violence but looks to understand what is driving it.
"Toronto is segregated and they are marginalized, not part of society. They're bad guys, suffering mental illness, who grew up in poverty and have little hope of finding jobs so they turn to the underworld and guns."

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
THOMAS, Laurence Stanley
(Member of the Tiny Township Fire Department, Co-ordinator of Georgian Bay Search and Rescue and Employee of ELCAN) Passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 7, 2005. Laurence THOMAS of Deanlea Beach, in his 47th year. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of Jennifer and Grayson both at home. son of the late Stanley and Constance THOMAS. Dear brother of Sally (Glenn) HOLMES of Huntsville and Victoria McCLURE of Calgary. Son-in-law of Kenneth and Faye POWELL. Brother-in-law of Terri (Richard) ZINCK and Mark (Robin) POWELL. Laurence will also be missed by his 11 nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, August 12 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Pacemaker Clinic at St. Michael's Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-18 published
From shooter to victim
Man, 27, killed in Toronto's 31st fatal shooting of the year
But seven years ago, he was the one firing the weapon
By Betsy POWELL, Crime Reporter
Seven years ago, Tate BEST fired a gun near a crowded elementary school, injuring a rival and a pregnant bystander.
On Tuesday night, BEST ran for his life from a balaclava-clad gunman in a public housing complex near Don Mills Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E. -- not far from the school where BEST opened fire in May 1998.
Around 5: 50 p.m., he collapsed at the bottom of a flight of stairs. witnesses: came to his aid, but he died later at Sunnybrook hospital.
He was 27.
At the time of the 1998 shooting, police said it was apparently over a turf war that could be gang-related. Police aren't yet saying who or what triggered his slaying, though there was talk yesterday around the complex that he had clashed with some local drug dealers.
BEST grew up nearby and while it's believed he no longer lived in the immediate area, residents of the complex had seen him hanging around this summer.
In 2000, BEST testified in a Toronto courtroom that he had been defending himself in the 1998 shooting near Thorncliffe Park Elementary School. A jury convicted him anyway of two counts of aggravated assault, though not guilty of two counts of attempted murder. Calling his conduct stupid and foolish, a judge sentenced BEST to six years in a federal prison, less time already served.
BEST's lawyer, Edward SAPIANO, had argued a federal prison term would be too severe. "You'd be sending him to crime school with the most serious criminals in the country," he said.
When told yesterday BEST was dead, SAPIANO nonetheless said he was surprised. "Another one. It's incredible; there's a war happening out there," he said, referring to a rash of shootings this summer that appear to be retaliatory in nature.
SAPIANO recalled his client as a good-looking young man with distinct blue eyes and freckles who was "very polite, sort of professional. And he was well-dressed, not like a pimp but certainly (in) expensive (clothes)."
The defence lawyer saw BEST earlier this summer walking down the street. "He seemed to be getting his life on track," SAPIANO recalled. BEST had no outstanding charges and SAPIANO said he was talking up his dream of establishing a clothing design business.
BEST's criminal record, which includes weapons and drug charges, dates back to 1995, a source said. His family members could not be reached for comment.
But SAPIANO said the two never discussed whether BEST was involved with a gang.
"My clients have an understanding that I don't -- I can't -- hear about that stuff because it impedes my ability to defend them. I can't put someone on a stand to say they're not a gang member if they previously told me they are a gang member. Tate was one of my more sophisticated clients and would have understood that."
Around the townhouse complex yesterday, residents weren't providing police with a lot of information. One officer at the scene said he understood the reluctance of people to co-operate: "We can't protect them from the bad guys."
A Toronto Community Housing spokeswoman said the complex is being revamped for safety, with repairs to street lighting, pruning trees for visibility and the installation of cameras.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
Man, 36, found on sidewalk was beaten to death
By Betsy POWELL, Crime Reporter, Page B3
Sri Showbi PARAN spent the final hours of his life in a Midland Ave. diner before he was severely beaten to death by one or more people, Toronto police say.
A person walking to work who called police discovered PARAN's body at dawn Thursday.
An autopsy yesterday did not conclusively establish the cause of death, "but there is significant trauma about the body... consistent with a very severe beating that has been conducted by one or more individuals," homicide Det. Peter CODE said yesterday.
CODE said the single Toronto man was 36 years old. "We have spoken to his family and they described him as slightly mentally challenged."
PARAN was working for a temp agency and had been employed in a factory that dyes clothing and fabrics.
Homicide detectives want to speak to anyone who was in the Java Diner at 1570 Midland Ave. in Scarborough Thursday night who might have seen PARAN. CODE didn't say how long he was in the diner, only that he had been alone at one point.
He also wouldn't say whether other patrons had been interviewed, or what time PARAN might have been beaten.
His body was found lying on the sidewalk right up against the building and close to a doorway, CODE noted.
PARAN was known to police, but for something very minor and quite dated, CODE said.
"I don't think his involvement with police has anything to do with this event."

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-04 published
SENNETT, Phyllis Frances (née LUNNEY)
Peacefully at Eagle Terrace Nursing Home, Newmarket, on Friday, September 2, 2005 at the age of 93 years. Phyllis SENNETT (nee LUNNEY,) wife of the late Ronald Simpson SENNETT and dear mother of Gloria and her husband Bill McCAVERY of Richmond Hill, John SENNETT of British Columbia, and Carol and her husband Allen POWELL of Pennsylvania. Proud grandmother of Sean, Patrick, Ted and Michael. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Queensville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
Dispute over woman cited in slaying
Man, 21, shot as children played nearby
By Henry STANCU and Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporters
A perceived slight over a woman may be behind the daylight fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man yesterday in a North York park as children played nearby.
"It was about disrespect," said a local resident who believes that scenario led to the man's death at Upwood Park, near Jane St. and Lawrence Ave. W., the latest in a string of fatal shootings this summer.
The resident said the shooter thought the victim had been "messing with his girl" and bragging about it.
The victim was Rommel MOLINA, who grew up and lived nearby in a Lawrence Ave. apartment building with his parents and siblings, Friends said. Police weren't confirming the victim's identity last night.
The victim's brother, believed to be 19, rushed to the scene after learning of the shooting. He fought back tears and leaned against a police vehicle for support before he was escorted away by police.
Friends with the victim when he was shot are co-operating with police, said duty Insp. Tom FITZGERALD of 12 Division.
"My understanding is they were just having a smoke," FITZGERALD said. "A dispute developed and there was a push, shove and a shot."
Police said late last night two men approached the victim and one of them pulled out a gun.
Earlier, a resident, who didn't want to be identified, said the gunman was on a bicycle that he wheeled into the park just after 5 p.m. The resident said the killer rode over to where the victim was standing, pulled a gun from his trousers and fired two shots, striking him once in the chest.
The gunman then calmly turned the bike around and rode "casually" out of the park, leaving the man sprawled on the vacant bocce court, the resident said, adding there were four kids in the park at the time.
Police were hunting for a gunman and a motive for the fatal shooting, the 34th of the year compared to 27 for all of 2004.
Efforts by emergency crews to revive the victim in the park failed and he was pronounced dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.
Emergency Task Force officers and the canine unit searched nearby ravines and a string of parks that line Black Creek.
"Why did it happen to him?" said a shaken Steve SIMPSON, who arrived at the park near Marshlynn Ave. as the news of MOLINA's death spread quickly in the community.
"He was a good guy, and probably was just hanging out getting ready to go to work," he said, adding his friend of one year drove a forklift at a factory.
SIMPSON said he was unaware of MOLINA being embroiled in any kind of trouble.
Fred WALSH, a resident, said his daughter, who wasn't speaking to reporters but was interviewed by police, told him she was in the park with her three children when the shots rang out, sending them fleeing.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
City records 59th homicide of '05
41 gun killings this year surpass number in any other year
Latest victim, part of triple fatal shooting, dies yesterday
By Betsy POWELL and Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporters with files from Gabe GONDA
The summer of the gun has become the year of the gun.
Even though it is only September, Toronto has already recorded more fatal shootings in 2005 than in any other year. That number includes a rare triple fatal shooting after one of three people hit by a barrage of bullets on Friday died yesterday.
Of the 59 homicides so far this year, 41 have involved a firearm. That easily surpasses the previous high of gun killings set in 1991, when 35 of the city's 88 slayings were gun-related. Perhaps encouragingly, the number of firearm slayings plummeted the following year to five out of 60 homicides.
Last year, 27 of the 64 homicides were shootings.
Police believe gang violence is behind much of the unprecedented amount of bloodshed tied to guns.
Just last Friday, four people were gunned down in two separate attacks that police say appeared to be related to drug dealing, not gangs. A survivor from Friday night's shooting on Tandridge Cres., Shane JAMES, 26, died yesterday afternoon at Sunnybrook hospital. He had been fighting for his life since the incident outside an apartment building near Albion and Weston Rds., at about 9: 20 p.m.
Joseph SANTOS, 25, and Donald RAWLUCK, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene. Early Friday morning, Rondell CALLISTE, 20, was shot to death in a parkette in Parkdale. Police think he had been lured there for a drug deal.
There have been no arrests in the cases -- and many of this year's firearm slayings remain unsolved. There have also been scores of non-fatal shootings this year where criminal charges have not been laid.
With so many gunmen walking the streets, Staff Insp. Jeff McGUIRE, head of the homicide squad, said the obvious implication is there is a greater availability of handguns -- the preferred firearm of choice for Toronto killers. He also pointed to lenient bail and sentencing by the courts for people accused and convicted of gun crimes.
"There doesn't seem to be a strong deterrent factor that's making these people afraid to carry guns," he said yesterday. "They're not afraid to carry guns and when they make bail, they go out and get another gun."
Police say revenge, mixed with drug trafficking, is at the root of most of the shootings by gang members.
Toronto police are hoping they can reverse the tide of deadly gunfire by redeploying officers into troubled neighbourhoods and by targeting individual gangs. They did that last week with Project Flicker, a law-enforcement crackdown that rounded up several dozen suspects police say belong to a Rexdale gang.
At city hall yesterday, Mayor David MILLER said he wants to expand to seven the number of low-income, high-crime neighbourhoods covered under the city's community safety plan.
MILLER will today ask the policy and finance committee to add Lawrence Heights, Eglinton East and Steeles to a list of neighbourhoods that includes Malvern, Jamestown, Jane-Finch and Kingston Galloway.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-03 published
McGANN, Lena May (née TIVY)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Bloomington Cove, Stouffville at the age of 88. Predeceased by her beloved husband Homer Basil. Loving mother of Basil (Donna), Locksley (Margo), the late Dennis (Jude), Howard Bernard (Donna) and Andrew (Josephine.) Dearly loved grandma of Karen, Elisa (Keith GOLDING,) Stephen (Twyla), Ian (Shannon), Wendy (Andrew POWELL), Erin (Chris DIRCKS), Lauren, Brittany, David, Michael and Janice. Great grandma of Christian, Leah, Ivy, Davis, Spencer, Adam, Heather, and Graham. Dear sister of Vera PHILLIPS. Lena will be lovingly remembered by all of her family and Friends. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 3 p.m. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Condolences and information available at www.rskane.ca.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
SMITH, Patricia Margaret (née POWELL)
Peacefully on October 2, 2005. Pat SMITH (née POWELL,) predeceased by husband Ted and son Warren. Beloved mother of Dick and his wife Peggy, proud grandmother of Patrick, Allison, Errol, Ellen and Erin. Pat was born in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. Her love of life started her journey to Saskatoon where she met Ted, her husband of 59 years; together they travelled to Montreal, Ottawa and finally Toronto. She was devoted to her family and Friends who will miss her enthusiasm for gardening, entertaining, golf, and bridge. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the York Cemetery Visitation Chapel And Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, 416-441-1580, on Saturday, October 8th, at 2: 00 p.m. Donations in Pat's memory to your favourite charity would be appreciated by her family.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
REID, Beryl (née POWELL)
At the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia, on Tuesday, October 11, 2005. Born in Happy Adventure, Newfoundland on May 31, 1914. Beryl (née POWELL) was married to the late Dugald (Doug) for 62 years. Loving mother of Donna and fiancé Geoffrey LAW of Orillia and grandmother of Jorden and Jessica. Survived by her sister Gertrude BABSTOCK (late Dawson) of Newfoundland, brothers Frank POWELL (Vera) of Belleville, Lench POWELL (Maisie) of Newfoundland and many nieces, nephews and other family and Friends. Cremation will be followed by family receiving Friends at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia, on Saturday afternoon, October 15th, from 1 o'clock until time of Memorial Service at 2 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-21 published
ATTREE, Norman Alfred
(World War 2 Veteran, S.P. Transport, R.C.A.S.C., Stowe and Gould Labourer). Dedicated father and loving husband of 52 years passed away at Rouge Valley, Ajax-Pickering Hospital on October 19th, 2005 in his 83rd year, closely following his wife, Joan Patricia. Death did not part them. Loving daughter Diane Patricia, son-in-law Harv INGWER, dear friend/son and caregiver Russell J. DUNBAR, sister Nora POWELL (Attree,) brother, the late Albert ATTREE (2002,) sister Aloma ROBERTSON (ATTREE,) sister-in-law Leah ATTREE. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Saturday, October 22nd from 11: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. (one block west of Kingston Rd.), West Hill, 416-281-6800. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Never say goodbye.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
Gunfire claims 2 more
By Henry STANCU and Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporters
Three men were shot dead in two separate ambushes within blocks of each other in Rexdale this weekend, leaving police trying to find a connection between the slayings.
Last night, two gunmen opened fire around 6: 30 on the occupants of a car in the heavily travelled intersection at Martin Grove Rd. and Finch Ave. W. The beige Acura, which had been travelling north on Martin Grove, then turned right on Finch and veered off the road before mounting the curb and stopping against a mesh fence surrounding Elmbank Junior Middle Academy.
Fahim TALAKSHI, 25, who was shot in the head, lay beside the car and was pronounced dead by paramedics.
Aleem REHMTULLA, 26, also shot in the head, was taken to Sunnybrook hospital where he died. Both were from Oakville.
Two suspects were seen running from the area. One is described as black, in his early 20s and is 6 feet tall, about 150-160 pounds. He was wearing a black, waist-length coat, with tear-away pants and dark shoes.
The second suspect is black, about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark coat with a dark hood over a white hat.
"There's large quantities of blood located in the intersection. At this time we can't ascertain if the blood is from the victims in the vehicle or a third party who left the vehicle or if there was an exchange of gunfire between the people in the vehicle, or the people who were outside the vehicle," said Insp. Mike EARL.
It's unclear whether the Acura had come to a stop when the shooting erupted. Stray bullets hit a number of vehicles in the immediate area, said police, who were questioning pedestrians and motorists as potential witnesses.
The double homicide happened just 26 hours after Brandon ARCHIBALD- STERLING's life came to a sudden, violent end as he walked in a nearby laneway and a dark blue, late model minivan with dark-tinted windows pulled up behind him.
As police officers from 22, 23 and 31 divisions and traffic services closed off the main roads in all directions of the scene, a tracking dog was brought in to follow the trail of the fleeing suspects. Officers there hunted the grounds with flashlights.
"Man. Another shooting. This is getting to be too much," said a man who identified himself as George. "I live where the other guy (ARCHIBALD- STERLING) was killed yesterday. This place is like a shooting gallery."
"We've lived here 10 years and it's just gotten worse lately.
"A lot of people are afraid," said a resident who came to the intersection to see what happened and did not want to be identified.
Northwest Toronto was rocked by shootings this summer though the streets quieted down after police rounded up suspected gang members September 15 as part of Project Flicker, targeting the Ardwick Blood Crew.
Many of those arrested on drugs and weapons charges grew up in a public housing project on Ardwick Blvd., near Finch and Islington Ave., also a short distance from these latest killings.
More than a month had passed since the city's last fatal shooting, a triple homicide that also took place in Etobicoke.
On September 16, a gun battle erupted inside a parked car near an apartment on Tandridge Cres., near Albion Rd. and the Humber Valley Golf Club.
Two men died at the scene, a third succumbed to his injuries a few days later in hospital.
This weekend's gunfire brings the year's homicide total to 64, while the number of firearms homicides climbs to 44, a record number.
This year's escalating gun violence has already prompted police to redeploy officers to trouble spots and launch other initiatives aimed at halting the bloodshed.
Ottawa is also planning to beef up its response to gun crime, the Star reported this weekend.
Due to be unveiled by the end of November, the multi-faceted approach includes introducing tougher rules on sentencing and parole in gun crimes, including longer minimum sentence provisions and lifetime firearm-ownership bans on repeat offenders.
Minimum sentences of one year in some firearms offences could be doubled to two years, and 10-year ownership bans would be extended to lifetime prohibitions, a source told the Star. Another option being considered is for Canada to sue U.S. gun manufacturers for the spread of illegal weapons into this country.
It's estimated that almost half the gun crimes committed in Canada involved illegal U.S. weapons.
While the identity of the shooter and origin of the gun are unknown, a firearm was used to snuff out the life of ARCHIBALD- STERLING around 4: 25 p.m. Saturday.
Police say he was approached from behind by a slow-moving van when an occupant opened fire, striking the 22-year-old who collapsed beside a housing complex at 9 Kendleton Dr., near Finch Ave. W. and Albion Rd. Emergency services workers rushed to the scene and transported him to hospital where he later died.
While there are witnesses: helping police, "they're limited in what they saw and what they're able to tell us," homicide Det. Scott SPRATT said yesterday.
But investigators are hopeful surveillance cameras in the area might provide some clues, particularly because there was still plenty of daylight at the time of the drive-by shooting.
The footage is being enhanced and SPRATT hoped to release some images today.
ARCHIBALD- STERLING died from a gunshot wound to the chest, a post mortem found.
SPRATT said he doesn't know a lot about the victim because his mother is "grieving so hard that we haven't been able to get a lot of background about him."
ARCHIBALD- STERLING lived in a neighbourhood not far from the shooting, he said.
SPRATT believes his father lives in Brampton.
The victim was known to police, but not "in a major way," he added.
It is too soon to say whether the shooting relates to gang activity or for police to speculate on a possible motive.
SPRATT confirmed he had been at a Popeyes, a nearby fast food eatery, sometime before he was killed.
Police are looking for a dark blue minivan, possible a Chrysler, Dodge, or Plymouth, approximately two years old, with dark tinted windows.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
EDMUNDS, Allan Robert
W.W. II and Korean War Veteran. Peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Audrey EDMUNDS. Survived by his siblings Aileen BROWN, Patricia STARK (Jim,) and David (RuthAnne.) Predeceased by sisters Verna AYTEN, Jean POWELL, Noreen HAUGHIE, and brothers Ron and Donald. Al will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. 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 Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Legion and Masonic Services will be held Sunday evening. Funeral and Committal Service will be held in the Chapel on October 31, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
POWELL, " Danny" Daniel James Jr., O.D.
Born in Portland, Jamaica, October 5, 1926, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill. Husband of 51 years to Marion, father of Yolanda Ann, Dan James III (Catherine), and two precious granddaughters, Brigette Traynor POWELL and Jennifer Danielle POWELL; also sisters Joyce POWELL, Merle ARNOLD, and Ena KENLEY, brother Roy, deceased sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews in U.S.A.; cousins in Canada, United States and Jamaica. Educated in St. Francis Xavier's Academy, Nassau, Bahamas, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Former member of the Diplomatic Corps, former first Trade Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada, appointed in 1971, former Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada, appointed in 1977, former Secretary Consular Corps Association of Toronto in 1979. Awarded the Order of Distinction (Officer) in 1975 for Public Services, particularly in the area of Foreign Trade. Danny was a member of Our Lady Queen of the World Church in Richmond Hill, where he served as an usher. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses, especially at the Dialysis Unit, the Sisters and nurses at the Mariann Home and the York Region Transportation van drivers. Visitation will be at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass is at Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic Church, 10411 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, on Monday, November 21 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment is at Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to York Central Hospital, Dialysis Unit, 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill L4C 5K9 or Mariann Home, 9915 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill L4C 1V1 would be appreciated.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
POWELL, Frank D'alton, Q.C. (1920-2005)
Peacefully at Parry Sound on Friday, November 18th, 2005, in his 86th year. son of the late D'Alton and Beatrice. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Loving father of Stephen and his wife Sandra (Toronto); Janet and her husband Peter KENNEDY (Kingston) Bruce and his wife Sally (Monaco). Much loved grandfather of MacKinnon, Francis, Ronan, Jessica and Alison. Survived by sister Betty Kay GODDARD and predeceased by sister Vivian HUNTER. Victoria College 1942, World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1945, Osgoode Hall Law School 1948, Appointed Queen's Counsel 1955. Long-time member of the Progressive Conservative Party, the Advocates Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge. Frank was a commercial pilot and founder of Georgian Bay Airways. Lifetime resident of Parry Sound and summer resident of Bernyk Island, Georgian Bay. Husband, father, grandfather, friend, humanitarian, advocate, entrepreneur, world traveller and enthusiastic outdoor sportsman. Resting in the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (1-800-265-2218) where family will receive visitors on Tuesday between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre or the charity of your choice.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-30 published
POWELL, Martha (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Peacefully, with family at her side, on Monday, November 28th, 2005 at Scarborough Hospital - Grace Division, in her 76th year. Loving and devoted mother of Stephen and his wife Ann-Marie, and Geoff and his wife Sandra. Cherished "Granny" of Amanda, Rachel, and Nicole. Martha used her energy and generosity to embrace her family and many Friends. Martha will be missed dearly by all who knew her in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. During Martha's celebrated nursing career (Matron's Award upon graduation, Chairman's Award upon retirement) she touched the lives of many patients and their families. Her colleagues will remember a dedicated and compassionate paediatrics head nurse. Friends may call on Thursday, December 1st, from 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel on Friday, December 2nd, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Martha expressed her desire for recognition of the Palliative Care Unit at Scarborough Hospital - Grace Division or her favourite charity, The War Amps, in lieu of flowers. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
Marco MUZZO was visionary in industry
Legendary developer enjoyed 50-year career
'His word was as good as his signature'
By Pat BRENNAN, Special To The Star, Page N2
It was 7 a.m. on a Saturday and the steady rain was into its third day.
Standing at the bottom of a deep excavation of what used to be Greenwood Race Track, Marco MUZZO was covered in mud. He was trying to find a way to get loaded dump trucks up the steep, dirt ramp that has become a river of mud.
He employed 3,500 people, was one of Canada's biggest land developers and richest citizens, but the man was fully in his element solving problems in the bottom of a mud hole.
MUZZO built many thousands of homes in southern Ontario, as well as thousands of acres of industrial and commercial buildings and it's unlikely there is a stick of lumber or a panel of drywall installed in any of those structures that didn't have its purchase order come across his desk.
And despite this kind of hands-on attention to the most ordinary of details, Marco MUZZO was considered one of this country's most visionary builders. He died earlier this week at his home after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73.
The mud hole at Greenwood Race Track at Queen St. E. and Woodbine Ave. became The Beach Neighbourhood, one of Toronto's most spectacular new home developments.
When MUZZO and Fred DEGASPARIS, a close friend and partner in many of his developments, launched the $200 million housing project in June 1997, it was the largest active urban renewal project in North America.
MUZZO owned a variety of companies in the development and building industry. Despite being one of the largest residential developers in the country, he was virtually unknown by consumers. Neither his name nor image appeared on any of the dozens of his companies he controlled.
"The buyers are the deciding factor and I think smart buyers mostly rely on two things -- location and the bottom line," MUZZO said in a Toronto Star interview in 2000.
Pemberton was his highrise condominium developer. It has erected dozens of large condo projects around the Greater Toronto Area since he launched the firm in the mid-'90s. The company was named after Pemberton Ave., where he erected his first highrise as the sole developer.
He once owned a large chunk of Camrost Developments, a prominent highrise developerheaded by David FELDMAN.
MUZZO operated all his firms from his office at Marel Contractors in Vaughan. Marel was the only company that hinted at his name.
Marel is one of Canada's largest drywall contractors and its name is a blending of Marco and Elio. Elio was his older brother who died in 1997 at age 75.
Elio arrived in Canada from Italy in the early 1950s from the family farm just outside Venice. After getting established in Toronto as a plasterer, he sent for his younger brother.
"When I arrived in Toronto I spent the first three months in Elio's basement building a plaster wall," said MUZZO. " When he came home at night he'd come down and check my work. Then he'd rip it down and say do it again. He wouldn't let me go to work as a plasterer until he felt I was good enough," said MUZZO.
After becoming one of Canada's largest builders, MUZZO would still talk with pride about his talent as a plasterer. He talked about the time in the early '60s when he went to help a family on Christmas morning. Their upstairs bathtub had overflowed and ruined the dining room ceiling below.
"The woman of the house was very upset because she was having her whole family over for Christmas dinner later that day and the ceiling was lying on her dining room table," MUZZO said in an interview.
"I spent much of Christmas day getting that ceiling looking good again. I could smell the food cooking in the kitchen. The ceiling had been finished with an elaborate rosette. She wanted it back and so did I. I did a good job on that ceiling," said MUZZO more than 30 years later.
MUZZO was very close to his brother Elio. Although he was one of Canada's wealthiest men, he drove his brother's old Cadillac. Elio's children wanted their dad to give up the old pickup he drove and bought him a new Cadillac. After two weeks in the Caddy, Elio wanted his old truck back because the Caddy hurt his back. So Marco took his brother's car and drove it long after his brother passed away.
"I had great respect for that man," said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION. " His word was as good as his signature. He was a tough negotiator -- just like me -- but he was fair and honest. You never had to question whether he would do what he said he would do. Marco was aware of the tiniest details. He knew everything that was happening in his empire, in every corner. Everything he did; he did well, because he had pride in his work. He leaves a great legacy."
MUZZO put together a consortium of builders to buy Mississauga's Erin Mills from Cadillac Fairview and create an award-winning community.
MUZZO had great respect for the working man too, said Ucal POWELL head of Local 27 of the International Carpenters Union and Allied Workers.
"He employed thousands of our members as carpenters and drywallers. He treated them fair. He demanded good work and if you supplied that, you got respect and you got work."
"The last time I saw Marco was on September 20 at what I think was one of his finest development achievements," said Toronto Councillor Kyle RAE. "It was at the opening of the sales office for his Uptown condo at Yonge and Bloor. After all that he has done for the fringes of the city, I was pleased to see him bringing a spectacular-looking condo to the heart of the city -- right where the two subway lines cross. It think it will be another great legacy for the man," said RAE.
"I have never respected any man more," said architect Gary WATCHORN of MBTW, a land planning firm. "He was such a visionary. He could see opportunities everywhere. He set very high standards for everyone associated with his companies, but he was also fair and compassionate."
"His death is the biggest loss to our industry ever," said Desi AUCIELLO, president-elect of the 1,400-member Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association. "He was way ahead of his time. He was a unique individual and an iconic figure. We've all heard it before that he was tough, but fair. He was old school in that his word was his bond."
Home builder and developer Tony GUGLIETTI of Townwood Homes was a close friend.
"He had such great passion for people. This city will never know all the generosity, all the quiet philanthropy he did for people, for charities, for organizations," said GUGLIETTI.
"He was the grandfather of the development industry in this city. He had more influence on development in this city over the past 50 years than anyone I know; but what a lot of people don't know is that he was also a great humanitarian."

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
BAIRD, David " Davey" Baxter
Member of U.A. Local 46 for 51 years. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2005. Predeceased by his loving wife "Rene", Davey will be sadly missed by his children Karen (Jim BABBAGE), Kim (Paul TARKINGTON), and David (Sharon BLOIS). Proud "poppy" to Ryan and Nathan TARKINGTON and Lindsay and Myles BAIRD. Davey will be specially missed by his sister Nancy (Lloyd DYSON,) his brother Bill (Joan POWELL,) and his aunt Janet. A memorial visitation will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580) on Thursday, December 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Davey's Life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 16 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
GILLETT, Mabel (née POWELL)
Passed away, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Versa Care Uxbridge. Born in Worthington on May 2, 1914. Mabel worked for the University of Toronto from April 1966 to April 1984. Beloved wife of Leonard GILLETT (predeceased 1976.) Loving mother of Judith HUGHES, Thornbury. Cherished grandmother of William CRAMPTON and his wife Mary, and Susan CRAMPTON. Great-grandmother of Avery, Cameron, Mathew and step-great-granddaughter Emma. Dear daughter of the late John and Florence POWELL. Dear sister of Ernestine POWELL of North York. Mabel is predeceased by her siblings Alma LAPIERRE, Margaret "Bud" McNAB, Ann GIBBONS, Audrey POWELL, John "Jack" POWELL and Burroughs "Buster" POWELL. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held in the spring in Sudbury, Ontario. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
BUTLER, Dorothy
Peacefully, on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at The Wenleigh Mississauga, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Ernest. Loving mother to Anne POWELL and her husband Larry, and Margaret ZIMMERMANN and her husband Ted. Cherished granny to Christine POWELL and Andrea ZIMMERMANN. Dorothy will be dearly missed by her Friends and staff at The Wenleigh. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 28th, 2005 at 3 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
POWELL, Margaret Cecilia (née SINNETT)
We are sad to announce the passing of Margaret Cecilia POWELL (née SINNETT) in her 83rd year at the Houses of Providence in Toronto, on December 24, 2005. Born in Gaspe, Quebec and a long time resident of Kingston, Ontario, Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband Frank William (Bill), in 1984. They met in Gaspe during the Second World War and after their wedding in 1945, spent some twenty years raising their young family on armed forces bases across Canada and making many wonderful Friends along the way. Margaret spent her last five years in Toronto close to her grateful family, including daughter Judy, and son-in-law Michael, and granddaughters Hilary and Natalie; also daughter Susan, and son-in-law Rodney, and granddaughters Kristin and Lauren. She will also be sadly missed by son Brian, and daughter-in-law Myra, and granddaughters Erin and Laura LEE of Saskatoon. Also left behind are son Richard and his family. Predeceased by her brothers Albert and Lewis, Margaret is also lovingly remembered by her sister Mary BOND, and many nieces and nephews. A wonderful mother and special friend and favourite aunt to many, we celebrate her life and always remember her generous and fun-loving spirit. We are especially thankful for the extraordinary care provided by the wonderful staff at Providence. A service will be held to celebrate her life at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), at 11 o'clock on Thursday, December 29. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society Of Metropolitian Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9.

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POWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
Slaying was gang-related, police believe
By Betsy POWELL, Crime Reporter
Police now believe last week's slaying of 25-year-old Cordell SKINNER was gang-related. It happened near a North York daycare centre and saw mothers using their bodies as shields to protect their children.
At least two gunmen hunted SKINNER down and executed him around 5: 30 p.m. last Friday as mothers were retrieving their children from daycare.
He was shot numerous times and died in front of 5 Turf Grassway, off Jane Street, south of Finch Ave. W.
"Because of the bandanas that have been placed at this memorial site, along with some wreaths, I'd say preliminary investigation states right now our deceased is probably affiliated with a Blood group, because of the red bandanas," homicide detective Joel KULMATYCKI said yesterday.
A source said residents in the area believe SKINNER was likely killed in revenge after he "bitch-slapped" a member of a rival group of Bloods, "teaching him some manners and everybody knew that."
The younger member is associated with "The Lanes," the public housing complex known as Yorkwoods, who are "younger guys pushing for turf."
Video surveillance also picked up guys with guns running into another housing project within 30 seconds of SKINNER's killing. It's unclear if the two incidents are related.
KULMATYCKI is optimistic he'll find answers and solve SKINNER's killing. He was Toronto's 77th homicide victim.
"Is my phone ringing off the hook? Nope. But I think if we stimulate some witness participation, maybe that's going to happen."
Eight years ago, when he was just 17, SKINNER was shot several times not far from where he died.

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