RANKINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
CLARKE, Glen Orval
Surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2005 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Marjorie CLARKE, and three adoring daughters Tracey Clarke RANKINE, Christy TEMPLE, Kathleen CLARKE, and dear sons-in-law Andy RANKINE and Rob TEMPLE. Will be fondly remembered by his treasured grandchildren Alex, Aynsley, Heather and Stephen. Sadly missed by his siblings and extended family, Frances CLARKE, Fern ASTLES and her husband Ralph, Bill CLARKE, Alda LAUDON, Nancy and her husband Ed. Predeceased by Alfred CLARKE, Betty CLARKE and Eddie LAUDON. Family and Friends will be received for visitation on Saturday, January 22, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. at the York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road (at North York Blvd. 416-221-3404). A Celebration of Glen's life to be held on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the cemetery chapel with a reception to follow. "Think good thoughts."

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RANKINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
CLARKE, Glen Orval
Surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2005 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Marjorie CLARKE, and three adoring daughters Tracey Clarke RANKINE, Christy TEMPLE, Kathleen CLARKE, and dear sons-in-law Andy RANKINE and Rob TEMPLE. Will be fondly remembered by his treasured grandchildren Alex, Aynsley, Heather and Stephen. Sadly missed by his siblings and extended family, Frances CLARKE, Fern ASTLES and her husband Ralph, Bill CLARKE, Alda LAUDON, Nancy and her husband Ed. Predeceased by Alfred CLARKE, Betty CLARKE and Eddie LAUDON. Family and Friends will be received for visitation on Saturday, January 22, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. at the York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road (at North York Blvd. 416-221-3404). A Celebration of Glen's life to be held on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the cemetery chapel with a reception to follow."Think good thoughts."

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RANKINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
RANKINE, Patricia Anne McNaughton
(Retired Constable Royal Canadian Mounted Police)Suddenly on Sunday, June 5th, 2005 at her residence, Whitby, Ontario. Loved daughter of the late George (former Chief of Police, Whitby) and the late Ina (Georgina) RANKINE. Sister of David and Donna RANKINE, aunt of Tanya and Geoff FRESHWATER and Shane RANKINE and fiancée Michelle CRANDLES. Niece of Grace SKELTON, Whitby. Pat will be greatly missed also by her family in Scotland. Pat was well known through her work at Denise House, Oshawa and her generosity of spirit and volunteer time at Saint Vincent's Kitchen. At Pat's wishes there will not be a funeral service. All who knew and loved Pat throughout the many facets of her life are sincerely invited to attend a remembrance and celebration of Pat's life on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Windreach Farm, 312 Townline Road, Ashburn, Ontario (www.windreach.org). In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Windreach Farm, Denise House or a charity of your choice and can be made through Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. W. (905-721-1234).

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RANKINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
LINGLEY, Phyllis Mabel (née RANKINE)
Died on Monday, July 18, 2005, in Capitola, California. She lived to the ripe old age of 83. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April and was receiving care and counseling by the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz during her stay at Pacific Coast Manor in Capitola. Phyllis was born on October 9, 1921 in Norval, Ontario, Canada. Her parents were John and Edith RANKINE of Ontario. As a young adult she lived in Toronto, Ontario, where she attended and graduated from Business School, got married and had her family. In 1955 she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and three children. In 1960 the family moved to Santa Clara, California, where she worked as a secretary for the Boy Scouts of America. Later she worked at Stanford University in the Graduate School of Business. Eventually she became the office manager for the Trane Corporation in Sunnyvale for more than 20 years where she retired in 1984 at the age of 62. Phyllis had three brothers and one sister, Jack, Charlie, Doug and Hilda. Her parents and siblings predeceased her. Many loving family members in Canada survive her. In the California area her three children and their families, Paul and Janyce MACK of Pleasant Hill, Peter and Monica MACK of Castro Valley, and Suzanne and Robert "Bucky" HARRIS of Scott's Valley, survive her. Phyllis has three grandchildren, Alison McCLOSKEY, Courtney and Ryan MACK, and one great-grand_son, Rockwell "Rocky" McCLOSKEY. Phyllis is remembered as a hard working office manager, loving mother and wife , fun loving friend, superior cook and hostess, generous and giving spirit, spectacular grandmother to Alison, Courtney and Ryan, and awesome bridge player. She will also be remembered for her affectionate and warm heart, her ability to have fun and her extreme loyalty to family. A service is planned on August 7 at Cedar Lawn in Fremont, California, according to her wishes, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Robert Mackenzie LINGLEY. A celebration of her life will be held at her daughter's home following the ceremony. Donations may be made to Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos 95003-3220. Telephone 831-688-7684.

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RANNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
RANNEY, Gladys Melinda (née RATZ)
Gladys Melinda RANNEY, of Cedarcroft Place, 260 Church Street, Stratford passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, March 26, 2005 in her 83rd year. Born in Wilmot Township, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Florence (ZOELLER) RATZ. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford. Wife of the late Donald RANNEY (May 31, 1984.) Dear sister of Phyllis MATHIESON and husband Frank of Stratford. Also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ruth RATZ, Ilsa RATZ, Anthony VERTULIA, Archie RANNEY, Harry and Ann RANNEY, Enid and Bill MAITLAND and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one sister Helen VERTULIA; brothers Earl and Laverne RATZ and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Lenore and Gordon MUNN and Ann RANNEY. Relatives and Friends may call at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Douglas REBLE will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or to a charity of one's choice through the funeral home. (519-271-5062)

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RANNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
FREEMAN, Rose (née BAINBRIDGE)
At Toronto East General Hospital on January 19, 2005, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Edmund FREEMAN. Mother of Edith Rose FREEMAN of Toronto and Jane Beverly CHESSELL of Bolton. Mother-in-law of Ted. Grandmother to Glenn (Michele), and Andrew (Veronica). Great-grandmother to Kirsten, Kaitlin and Adam. Predeceased by her sisters Violet RANNEY, Ida RAYMOND and Ella HAGERMAN and her brothers Thomas, John, Bobby and Albert BAINBRIDGE. Cremation has taken place, and a private family service has been held.

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RANNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
WALTERS, William " Bill"
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre at the age of 86. He will be fondly remembered by his dear Friends Jane and Georges SIMARD, Pat RANNEY, his neighbours from Leaside and the caring staff of the Harold and Grace Baker Centre. Visitation will take place at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., (South of Eglinton) on Tuesday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-04-27 published
RANSOM, Edward " Ted"
In memory of Ted who passed away April 30th, 1995.
Your memory lives on in our hearts forever.
Love always wife Dollie and family.
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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
SCHANKULA, Barbara
Peacefully passed away on Friday, February 11, 2005, in her 101st year. Predeceased by her husband John and son John Jr. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Helmut and Barbara, and Lena. Devoted Oma of Barbara and Danny RANSOM, Hilda and Bill HAMMOND, Robert and Debbie SCHANKULA, and Tina and Emmanuele CAMPIONE. Loving Great-Oma of Daniel, Christopher, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Caitlyn, Samantha, Cameron, and Adam. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa Street, Bradford on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. Donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
SMITH, Frank Murray
(Longtime member of National Yacht Club, Toronto East Rotary Club and Skywide Ham Radio Club) Peacefully after a short battle with cancer, with his loving wife by his side at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Monday, March 21, 2005. Murray SMITH, dearly beloved husband and best friend of Kaye SMITH (née RANSOM) for 50 years. Dear father of Lisa and her husband Denis BATTISTON, David and his wife Cheryl SMITH, Kent, and Tamara and her husband Luis HINOJOSA. Loving and proud grandfather of Marla, Heather, Kyle, Kevin, Emma, Alicia, Grant, Matthew, Hannah, and the late Rachel. Murray will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and Friends. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive their Friends in the Parlour of St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor St. W. (at Shaver Ave.) on Wednesday, March 23 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Eucharist will be celebrated in the church on Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Newediuk Funeral Home "Kipling Chapel" 416-745-7555.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
RANSOM, Mary Hamilton
Passed away peacefully on March 22, 2005 in Brampton at the age of 94. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Isabelle RANSOM, as well as sisters Isabelle and Edith and brothers Stan, Jim and Dave. Cremation to take place and a private family service will be held following Mary's wishes. Donations to The Scott Mission in memory of Mary would be appreciated. The Simple Alternative in care of arrangements (905) 602-1580.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
HURREN, Mona (formerly RANSOM, née FERRIER)
Gone to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at The William Osler Health Centre. Mona HURREN (RANSOM) (née FERRIER), beloved wife of the late Tony RANSOM and Douglas HURREN. Loving mother of Judy Ann and her husband Ron CLAYTON, Joan Marie and her husband Tom KRIZMANCIC and Sharon TONI. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Joe and Angela PARKS, Daniel KRIZMANCIC, Brenda and Wayne SCHREIBER and Michael, Jason and Leanne BREESE and her great-granddaughter Tonya TONI. Dear sister of Doreen SCOTT, and the late Lois WHITE/WHYTE and Glenn FERRIER. Also missed by her longtime friend Aunt Cressy. Friends may call at The Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. in The Heart Lake United Church, 85 Sandalwood Pkwy. Private interment to take place in Erin Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
McCULLOUGH, William Joseph Francis
Peacefully at his home, in Beeton, on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005. Joe McCULLOUGH, in his 79th year, beloved husband of Joan (PROUDFOOT.) Loving father of Jacalyn (Jackie) and her husband Jim DILLANE of Loretto and adopted father of Warren LAKE. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Joey and Amie, Samantha and Daniel, Crystal, and Matthew. Dear brother of Jim and Bertha, Ken and Erla, Mary (Mrs. Bart KEOGH), Helen (Mrs. Ab SWEENEY), Frances HATTON, Russell (Ike) and Joan, Tom and Marg, Fred (Ted) and Arlene, Virginia (Mrs. Mike PLETS), Bertha HORAN, Linda VERSHAEVE and the late Jack, Margaret and Anna. Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Vi and his brother-in-law Bill RANSOM. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Thursday, November 24th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. James Church, Colgan, 11: 00 a.m. Friday, November 25th, 2005, followed by cremation. Donations in Joe's memory to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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RANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-03 published
GARNISS, William Alan
William Alan passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2005 in Guelph, Ontario at 92 years of age. Alan was the beloved husband of Dorothy (neé KERR) GARNISS for 65 years. He was the dear father of Gail and her husband Don RANSON of Guelph. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jennifer and her fiance Jeremy LENK of Toronto, Jeffrey of London, by his sister-in-law Hazel GARNISS of Hamilton and by many nieces and nephews. Al was predeceased by his siblings Glen GARNISS, Helen Scott HOLLAND and Margaret BALLANTYNE. Al was raised in Bluevale, Ontario, then made his home in London for 62 years. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway where he made many good Friends and later enjoyed three decades of retirement. He will be remembered, respected and admired by family and Friends for his generosity, kindness, courage and gentleness. Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph where the family will receive Friends on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005 from 1: 30 -2:30 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Private interment Wingham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Red Cross, Southeast Asia Relief would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home or email info@gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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RANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
GARNISS, Dorothy Agnes (KERR)
Dorothy Agnes passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2005, in Guelph, Ontario, at the age of 93. She was the cherished and devoted wife of the late Alan GARNISS (January 1, 2005) and loved mother of Gail and her husband Don RANSON of Guelph. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jennifer and her fiance Jeremy LENK of Toronto, Jeffrey of London and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers Joe, Harold, Gordon, and Kenneth KERR, sister Luella HAWKEN and their spouses Wilma (Scott,) Jessie (Arbuckle,) Mary (Murray) KERR and Bill HAWKEN. Her passing marks the last of her generation in the family of the late Isabella and George KERR.
Dorothy was raised in Wingham, Ontario. After marriage in 1939, she and Al shared the challenges and joys of life for the next 62 years in London, Ontario. Her support and love to family and Friends are a legacy our memories will treasure. Thank you to the caring staff of the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, for their care past 3 years. A family graveside service will be held in Winham Cemetery on Monday June 6, 2005. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, Guelph. (www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-09 published
HARRISON, Lillian Irene
Peacefully at the O'Neill Centre on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, Lillian HARRISON, devoted wife of the late Henry (1975.) Dear mother of E. Roy (Frances) of Thornhill. Beloved sister of Gladys LEWIS of Kingston, sister in law of Muriel GOODMAN of London, England and Mary GOODMAN of Picton. Predeceased by sisters Olive, Muriel and Vera and by brothers Lloyd, Cecil, Gilbert and Wesley.
Special appreciation of devotion from caregiver Deanna RANSON.
Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (South of Eglinton) on Friday, June 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 11 o'clock followed by a short reception. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-17 published
MADELY, Josephine Mavis (née KEANE)
Passed away peacefully in her 95th year, surrounded by family, in Ottawa on Thursday, December 15, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Charles P. MADELY. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Sylvie MADELY and Stephen and Gayle MADELY. Devoted grandmother of Todd, Samantha, Zachary and Vanessa MADELY. Great-grandmother of William MADELY. Predeceased by her sisters Emily YOUNG, Ethel FAITHFULL, Florence RANSON and Minnie WESTON. She will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Special thanks to all of Josephine's dedicated caregivers at Garden Terrace, Kanata, The Queensway Carleton Hospital, and Elizabeth Bruyère Medical Centre. Private family memorial services will be held at later dates. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation, 3045 Baseline Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2H 8P4, would be appreciated.

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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-17 published
SELF, Alice Myrtle (née GLEASON)
Lovingly surrounded by family on December 14, 2005 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Russell for 56 years. Cherished mother of Mary SKARSTEN, Stephen (Dale), Sharon RANSON (Steve), and Ruth FERGUSON (John.) Dear Mama to Rachel, Ian, Jon, Tom, Russ, Maggie, Eric, Joshua, and Hilary. Sadly missed by brother Roger GLEASON (Audrey) and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Welcomed home by parents, Irwin and Ida GLEASON, sisters Dora HUTTON and Lois SAWYER and son-in-law, Stan SKARSTEN. Treasured by many Friends around the world. A woman of steadfast faith, Alice loved her family, was free-spirited, quick to forgive, fun-loving, and full of energy and caring for others. After teaching in a one-room school house near her farm home in Lakeside, Ontario, Alice attended Toronto Bible College and McMaster University, where she sang in a double trio. Alice was also gifted at playing piano, organ and accordion by ear. During World War 2 she pastored a three-point charge in the Maritimes. All this prepared her for years of sharing the gospel with her husband in India, Singapore, Manila, and New York. Visitation will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding south of Steeles on Monday, December 19, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m followed by reception and committal. Memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society, Tyndale College or a mission agency, of your choice, would be appreciated. Jesus said, "I am now and forever the life that shatters death. Those who count on me will be brought out of despair and live always in me. Do you believe this?" John 11: 25.
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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
ROBINSON, Carole
Died peacefully at home with her loved ones on May 12th, 2005. Carole ROBINSON, predeceased by her husband John Herbert ROBINSON. Dear mother of Scott, Stephen and his wife Sherry, Barton and his wife Leslie, Leslie and her husband Don ZINIUK, Lori and her husband Ross McKIBBIN, and Shawn and her husband Pat RANSON. Loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Wilma and Jane and brother Bill. Friends may call at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New St. (at Drury Lane), Burlington (905-637-5233) on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Private family service.

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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-09 published
HARRISON, Lillian Irene
Peacefully at the O'Neill Centre on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, Lillian HARRISON devoted wife of the late Henry (1975.) Dear mother of E. Roy (Frances) of Thornhill. Beloved sister of Gladys LEWIS of Kingston, sister-in-law of Muriel GOODMAN of London, England and Mary GOODMAN of Picton. Predeceased by sisters Olive, Muriel and Vera and by brothers Lloyd, Cecil, Gilbert and Wesley. Special appreciation of devotion by caregiver Deanna RANSON. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (South of Eglinton) on Friday, June 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 11 o'clock followed by a short reception. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-21 published
PEGG, Jean (née RANSON)
Surrounded by her family at the Southlake Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 19, 2005, in her 79th year. Loving mother of Nancy and her husband Alan, and Karen. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Kimberley and her husband Patrick of Prince Edward Island, Jeff and Rosie, Janice and Jillian and great-grandchildren: Kyle, Samuel, Geoffrey and Jessica. Sister of Jimmy and his wife Jane of England. Also missed by Russell and her nieces and nephews. A private family service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421.

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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-23 published
PEGG, Jean (née RANSON)
Surrounded by her family at the Southlake Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 19, 2005, in her 79th year. Loving mother of Nancy and her husband Alan, and Karen. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Kimberley and her husband Patrick of Prince Edward Island, Jeff and Rosie, Janice and Jillian and great-grandchildren: Kyle, Samuel, Geoffrey and Jessica. Sister of Jimmy and his wife Jane of England. Predeceased by her brother Bill and his wife Dorothy, and sister Jessie RANSON. Also missed by Russell and her nieces and nephews. A private family service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421. "Love you forever, today and always"

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RANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
SELF, Alice Myrtle (née GLEASON)
Lovingly surrounded by family on December 14, 2005, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Russell for 56 years. Cherished mother of Mary SKARSTEN, Stephen (Dale), Sharon RANSON (Steve), and Ruth FERGUSON (John.) Dear Mama to Rachel, Ian, Jon, Tom, Russ, Maggie, Eric, Joshua, and Hilary. Sadly missed by brother Roger GLEASON (Audrey) and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Welcomed home by parents Irwin and Ida GLEASON, sisters Dora HUTTON and Lois SAWYER and son-in-law Stan SKARSTEN. Treasured by many Friends around the world. A woman of steadfast faith, Alice loved her family, was free-spirited, quick to forgive, fun-loving, and full of energy and caring for others. After teaching in a one-room school house near her farm home in Lakeside, Ontario, Alice attended Toronto Bible College and McMaster University, where she sang in a double trio. Alice was also gifted at playing piano, organ and accordion by ear. During World War 2 she pastored a three-point charge in the Maritimes. All this prepared her for years of sharing the gospel with her husband in India, Singapore, Manila, and New York. Visitation will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles on Monday, December 19, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. followed by reception and committal. Memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society, Tyndale College or a mission agency of your choice, would be appreciated. Jesus said, "I am now and forever the life that shatters death. Those who count on me will be brought out of despair and live always in me. Do you believe this?" John 11: 25

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RANTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
STITT, Gordon
(World War 2 Veteran). Peacefully, at Southlake Residential Care Village, Newmarket, on Thursday, July 7, 2005. Gordon STITT of Welland and formerly of Kirkfield, Goodwood and Leaside, at 81 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Doreen (Murie). Dear father of Stephen STITT of Victoria, British Columbia, Randy (Cindy) STITT of Welland, and Teena (Mike) CUTT of Holland Landing. Dear brother of Margaret WILLS, Mildred DANIELS, Ruth TAILOR/TAYLOR, and predeceased by Roy STITT, Norm STITT, Bob STITT, Leslie STITT, Bill STITT, Herb STITT and Evelyn RANTA. Dear grandpa of Nicole, Chris, and Joey STITT; Kimberly, Leah, and Aaron STITT; Dustin and Zachary CUTT. Dear friend of the late Bruce RENDALL. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803). Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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RANTALA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-07 published
CRAWFORD, Minerva (née RANTALA)
Of R.R.#2 Tiverton, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre Kincardine, on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Whitney, dear mother of Brent, of Tiverton and Heather and her husband, Dennis RUTHVEN, of R.R.#1 Tiverton and grandmother of Jason, Erin, Adam, Mark and Rachael. Predeceased by a son, Roderick and a daughter, Kathy. Survived by a sister, Onni MATTIKA and a brother, Pentti STROPP and his wife, Rosemary. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home Kincardine, on Friday, January 7th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Tiverton, on Saturday, January 8th, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Tiverton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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RANTANEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-25 published
RANTANEN, Paul Kenneth " Ken"
Ken passed away, surrounded by his family, at the Mount Sinai Hospital, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, in his 41st year. He was the cherished husband of Sarah and devoted father of Amy, beloved son of Tauno and Arja, dear brother of Anita PUCCI (Franco,) uncle of Michael, son-in-law of Judith CONROY, brother-in-law of Stephen, James (Uyen), Andrew (Tracy), and uncle of Gavin and Nathan. Ken will be sadly missed by the many other family members and Friends who were part of his life. The family will receive Friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel," 55 Mill Street East, Acton (1-877-421-9860, toll free), on Saturday, November 26th from 10: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted by the Reverend Canon J. Mark TILLER at St. Alban-the-Martyr Anglican Church, 19 St. Alban's Drive, Acton, on Saturday, November 26th at one o'clock. The interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Remembrances to Habitat for Humanity Halton, 10 - 1800 Appleby Line, Burlington, L7L 6A1 would be appreciated by the family. (Cards are available at the funeral home). MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel" 519-853-0350 or 1-877-421-9860 (toll free)

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RANTASALO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
PHILLIPS, Hilkka (née RANTASALO) (1926-2005)
After a lengthy illness, she passed away peacefully on May 22nd, 2005. She lived a rich, full life and was devoted to her family and active in her community. She was a loving, caring person who will be sadly missed by all family and Friends in Canada, Finland and Britain. Family and Friends are invited to Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road), 416-281-6800, for visitation on Thursday, May 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, May 27th at 11 a.m. in Agricola Lutheran Church (25 York Mills Road). If so desired, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society.

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RANTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-27 published
KERHOULAS, Gus
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. Beloved husband of Donna and proud father of Dean. Gus is the greatest father a son could ever ask for. Gus had a passion for golf and never asked for anything else. Gus is survived by his brother Gary (Penney) KERHOULAS, sisters Maria (Peter) RANTIS and Tina (Michael) SIMOS of Chicago, Illinois, brother-in-law Terry BAKER and many nieces and nephews. Gus is predeceased by his parents George and Eriketi KERHOULAS and his sister-in-law Nancy Foster BAKER. Gus is remembered by a vast circle of Friends from his years at the Maple Leaf and 200 Queens Restaurants, Ray Cullen Chev Olds and the Highland Golf Club. For Dad "Shoot a good round today" Love Dean. At Gus's request, there is no visitation or funeral service. A private interment will follow. In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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RANTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-21 published
RANTIS, Michael " Miguel"
In his 57th year.
Michael passed away October 16, 2005 after a lengthy struggle with cancer. He was born on August 31, 1949 in Lachine, Quebec and returned to Ottawa shortly after with his parents, Marjorie (O'CONNELL) and Michael RANTIS Sr. He was a cadet in the Ottawa Police Force for 2 years and moved to British Columbia in the early 1970's where he worked in the construction industry for 20 years. He spent all his winters in Barra de Navidad, Mexico-a country he loved and adopted. Michael had a passion for deep-sea fishing and was particularly proud of placing third in a Mexican fishing tournament in 2003 with a 425 lb marlin.
Michael is survived by Valerie, his wife of 14 years, their beloved dogs Cody and Woody, sister, Marlieta MALLANY (Peter) of Chilliwack, treasured nieces, Kelly and Allicia MALLANY of Victoria, cousin Rosemary CULLAIN of Denver, Colorado, his favourite mother-in-law Violet HARPHAM of Burnaby, Aunt Olag RANTIS of Chilliwack and many, many Friends across Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico.
Michael filled a room with his presence and created a party wherever he went. He will be hugely missed by us all.
A Celebration of Michael's life will be held at the Arlington Inn in Nanoose Bay at 1 p.m. on Saturday October 22, 2005. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Michael's family and Friends would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Nanaimo General Hospital, Dr. Calvin, Dr. Love and Dr. N. Schulson for their genuine warmth and care during his illness.
Yates Funeral Service and Crematoruim (1-877-264-3848) in care of arrangements.

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