RAWANA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-13 published
RAWANA, Reginald Peter
Passed away peacefully on March 11, 2005 at the Centenary Hospital, at age 75. Beloved husband of Chan (Indranie JAGAN,) loving father of Raj (Radha), Mike (predeceased), Ken (Donna), Steve (Andrea), Richard (Rosa), and adored grandfather of Shaun, Janelle, Michelle, Rachel, Sasha, Joshua, Daniel, Tara, Laura and Serena. Friends are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday, March 13, 2005 from 5-7 p.m. and Monday, March 14, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden). Funeral Service at 10: 30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Interment will take place at the Pine Hills Cemetery. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Malvern Presbyterian Church.

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RAWANA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
RAWANA, Reginald
Barrister at Law. In memory of a wonderful brother, who passed away on March 11, 2005. He will be sadly missed by his three brothers, Dr. Edward (Jean), Dr. Sherlock, and Arnold (Savitri), and by his six sisters, Gladys, Rita (Walter), Eva, Celena (Julius), Maylene (Dalchan), and Mary (Tom), and their families. You are like the seasons, loved and missed for so many different reasons. You will live in the hearts and minds of your loving family. Gone to rest, away from sorrow, care and pain. May you rest in peace until we meet again.

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RAWASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
BENOIT- RAWASH, Sherylin
Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, April 24, 2005. Beloved wife of Ihab. Loving daughter of Sharon. Cherished mother of Sara, Samir, Ibrahim and Sommer. Dearest granddaughter of Anne BENOIT. Predeceased by her father William. Sherry will be greatly missed by her family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Rd., Brampton, (north of Steeles Ave.) 905-456-8190, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Meadowvale Cemetery.

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RAWCLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-26 published
PEPLOW, J.A. "Pep"
At home, in Beamsville, he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on August 22, 2005. He is survived by his son Peter (Karen), daughters Lyn WOLSKE (Norm), Liz FISHER (Doug), Elaine PEPLOW (Jim BERRY) and Ruth GILMOUR (Dennis,) and step-daughter Sharon BOEHLER. Also by grandchildren Chris, Matt, Jon, Carla, Marianne, Jeffrey, Michelle, Zackery, John and Michael, and great-grandchildren Hunter, Brandon and Caleb. He will be especially missed by his extended family Islay and Mae RAWCLIFFE and buddy Muffin. Jack served overseas in the Canadian Grenadier Guards - 22nd Cdn. Armoured Regiment (Gracie) and was a member at various times of Royal Canadian Legions 612 and 614 and Lady Byng. He was a past President of Markham District Veterans' Association. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Vineland Chapel of the Tallman Funeral Homes, 3277 King Street, Vineland, on Friday, September 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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RAWDING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
RAWDING, Joyce Pauline
Peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 5, 2005, Joyce RAWDING, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Charles. Dear mother of Donald and his wife Sheree, Rod and his wife Diane, all of Orangeville, Alice and her husband Ken McKENZIE, Heather, all of Huntsville, Ronald and his wife Janet of Inglewood. Loving grandmother of Doug, Joe, Amy, Tom, Rhonda, Dawn-Marie, Nicole, Craig and Charlie. Great-grandmother of Shannon and Connor. Dear sister of Arthur VIENOTTE, Irene and her husband Blaze McPHERSON. Sister-in-law of Lucielle VIENOTTE. Predeceased by sisters Mary SPROLE, Beatrice PELTON, Jean PELTON, Loise DALTON, brothers George VIENOTTE, and John VIENOTTE. Resting at the Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville, Ontario, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville. If desired, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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RAWLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
WEBB, James Gordon
Peacefully, on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Irene. Loving father of Audrey GALLOP. Cherished Grandpa of Christopher and his partner Judy, and Scott and his wife Tammy. Dear brother of Isobel RAWLING. Jim will be fondly remembered by all of his family and Friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Forest Grove United Church (43 Forest Grove Drive). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest Grove United Church Music Fund. Condolences: www.rskane.ca

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
KILBURN, Donald Glenn " Ed"
Donald Glenn "Ed" of Saint Thomas on Monday, May 2, 2005, at his home, in his 77th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Lillian (McLEAN) KILBURN and dearly loved father of Kathy and her husband Fred RAWLINGS and Jennifer and her husband Kelvin BERARD all of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Nick, Kristen, Kaitie, Andrew, Josh, and Kelsey. Dear brother of Lois and her husband Mark TURNER of Calgary and Orme and his wife Doreen KILBURN of St. Paul's Station. Dear brother-in-law of Helen and her husband Art SEMMLER of Chatham, Pat and her husband Ted SINNOTT of Windsor, Glad and her husband Don COLEMAN of London, Morley and his wife Shirley McLEAN, Ted and his wife Alma McLEAN, Dick and his wife Beth McLEAN and Edna McLEAN, all of Goderich. Predeceased by 2 brothers-in-law Bob and Tom McLEAN. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Don worked for Bell for over 37 and a half years. He was a member of Talbot Lodge #546 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons London Lodge of Perfection #18, London Chapter Rose Croix, Moore Soverneign Consistory, Hamilton 32nd Degree, member of the Ancient and Accepted Scotish Rite and Mocha Temple. Past President of the Hi-Ro Shrine, Past President of the Hi-Ro Clown unit and member of the Hillbillies, Past President of Bell Telephone Pioneers. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals (Shrine Transportation) or the Lung Association.

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-23 published
STEFANIK
Peacefully at N.L.R.H. (Forest) Lambton Shores on June 21, 2005, Helen (BORIS) STEFANIK. Dearest mother of Stan and Don of (Bosanquet) Lambton Shores. Private Family Service at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, (Forest) Lambton Shores. No public visitation. Interment Beechwood. Donations appreciated to N.L.R.H. Auxilliary c/o Joan RAWLINGS, Box 1144, Forest, Ontario, N0N 1J0 or Canadian Cancer, Lambton Unit, 118 Victoria Street North, Sarnia, Ontario. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Helen" by the Dodge Family.

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-31 published
EGGLESTON, Stuart George
Stuart George of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, on Monday, August 29, 2005, at London, in his 81st year. Husband of the late Marilyn Jean EGGLESTON and father of Stuart Craig EGGLESTON of Kincardine, Christopher Scott EGGLESTON, Martha Jane (BALL) EGGLESTON, Mark Stephen EGGLESTON all of Saint Thomas and the late David Kimbrough EGGLESTON. Step-father of Fred (Katherine) RAWLINGS of Saint Thomas and Maryanne (Paul) MORGAN of Kitchener. Brother of William B. EGGLESTON of Kitchener and the late Morris Blake EGGLESTON. Sadly missed by granddaughter Lisa Jane and a number of other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Stuart was born in Port Credit on March 19, 1925, the son of the late Lancelot and Dorothy BRITTON) EGGLESTON. He was the retired Sheriff for the County of Elgin. A Public Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 12: 00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society.

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-25 published
PROUT, Barbara Jean (RAWLINGS)
At Bluewater Health Mitton Site on September 23, 2005. Barbara Jean (RAWLINGS) PROUT of Forest Lambton Shores. Beloved wife of the late Howard PROUT. Cherished mother of Thomas and Susan PROUT, R.R.#2 Forest, William and Edith PROUT, R.R.#5 Forest. Dear grandmother of Lyndsey and Erik. Sister of George RAWLINGS of Thedford and Marvel WATERFIELD of Sarnia. Aged 77 years. Resting at the Ronn and Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street South, at Watt Forest. Funeral service Monday September 26 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation Sunday 2-4 p.m. only. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Forest View Srs. Appt. Committee (cheque only received at the Funeral Home). Memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Barb" by the Dodge Family.

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-04 published
DAVIDSON, Trent Douglas (August 1, 1986-October 1, 2005)
The family of Trent are profoundly saddened to announce his death on October 1, 2005 in a vehicle accident. Dear and precious son of Barbara DAVIDSON and Dave BROWN of Ailsa Craig and Peter DAVIDSON and Karen CURTIS of London. Wonderful and loving big brother to Cody and Sean DAVIDSON of Ailsa Craig. Dearly loved grand_son of Cathy HOOPER. Dear friend of Mark MORLEY. Trent also leaves Kathleen, Samantha, Danielle and T.J., Chaz and Paige. Greeting Trent in Heaven are his Grandparents Bryan HOOPER (2003,) Barbara (RAWLINGS) DAVIDSON (1972,) Douglas DAVIDSON (1990) and dear cousin Ryan ROMHANYI (1997.) Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Friends who wish may make donations in trust to Trent DAVIDSON. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Trent.

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-02-16 published
RAWLINGS, David
February 19th
Though the tears In our eyes don't
Glisten and our faces are not always sad,
There is never a day we don't long for
The son and brother, we once had.
Loved and remembered always.
Mom, Dad, Sharon, Ian And Families
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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-26 published
RAWLINGS, Margaret Louise (née HENDRY) A.T.C.M.
Widow of Donald Alfred (Dan) RAWLINGS. Went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, on April 25, 2005 in her 99th year. Margaret is survived by her six children, Donald, Ross (wife Trudy,) Shirley NELSON, Roger (wife Pamela,) Peter (wife Patricia,) and Barbara OWEN (Oliver,) plus her 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, on Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be after 12 noon. Interment to follow the service at King City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
3 dead, 5 hurt in deadly weekend
Series of incidents involving gunfire erupts across the city, including attack on couple
By Megan OGILVIE and Jordan HEATH- RAWLINGS, Staff Reporters
A weekend of gunfire and violence has left three people dead and five people being treated for their injuries in local hospitals.
The victims include a man in his 20s who was found shot dead yesterday in his apartment in the Kipling-Steeles Aves. area, a woman fatally shot Friday evening by a man who police say had "some relationship" with her, and a man who collapsed dead in a Davenport Rd. home Friday afternoon during a fight with another resident.
Other shootings yesterday and Friday also sent several victims to hospital.
The incidents include:
A shooting at about 5 p.m. yesterday at 2777 Kipling Ave. near Steeles Ave. W. Police say they arrived at the Etobicoke building and found a man in his 20s shot dead in a 13th-floor apartment. Two other victims were rushed to Sunnybrook hospital, where they are being treated for gunshot wounds.
A woman was shot dead and her husband injured by gunfire just before 6 p.m. Friday when they were attacked in an underground parking garage on Brookbanks Dr. in North York. Det.-Sgt. Gerry CASHMAN said police are hunting a suspect who had "some relationship" with the woman.
Border points and airports are on the lookout for the suspect, who police believe may be headed for Vancouver. John KOVACS, 52, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder. He was last seen fleeing the scene in a silver 1999 Honda with Ontario plate 149 WRX.
On Friday afternoon police arrived at a Davenport Rd. residence in the St. Clair Ave. W.-Lansdowne Ave. area to find 50-year-old Donald Andrew LATREMOUILLE with no vital signs. Investigators say the man collapsed on the kitchen floor during a fight with another resident. A cause of death has not been determined. Christopher Gordon PHILLIPS, 27, is in custody on a charge of manslaughter.
Also yesterday, police rushed to the Plaza Flamingo, on College St. near Bathurst Street, after gunfire erupted at about 1 a.m. Investigators say a man was shot in the back after a fight broke out on the dance floor, and a woman hit in the thigh. Police say the same bullet may have hit both victims, who are being treated for their injuries.
Officers are also investigating reports of gunfire yesterday in the Dupont and Dufferin Sts. area, although no victims had turned up.
Police are also continuing the hunt for a suspect after a student standing in a covered bus shelter near Monsignor Fraser College, in the Midland-Finch Aves. area, was hit in the arm by gunfire about 1 p.m. Friday.
Following last night's shooting on Kipling Ave., residents peered over balconies and shouted to onlookers assembled on the sidewalk as police scoured the area for suspects.
"I heard people crying close to apartment 1308, so I went to go and see," said Abdul ABOUD, 45, who was visiting a friend on the 16th floor when he heard about a commotion three floors down.
"About two or three people were crying and there were three police officers," he said. "One was taking notes and two others were standing by the open door."
A resident who identified himself only as Kirk W., 23, said he wasn't surprised by the shootings. "This does happen around here, especially in the ghetto," he said. "And this is the ghetto."
Blaine TIMMER, a 20-year resident of the building who was out for an evening walk with his dog, said he's had it. "It's time to move," he said. "It's gangs, hookers and drugs. This is a high-crime area, lots of young people with nothing better to do."
At last word, police had no suspects.
Investigators probing Friday's fatal shooting on Brookbanks Dr. were given a description of the suspect by the dead woman's husband, who was injured by the gunfire and is recovering in Sunnybrook hospital.
CASHMAN said the 35-year-old woman and her attacker had a history together. "My understanding is that it's a personal relationship," he said.
Police say they are unable to release her identity until they contact next-of-kin in Europe.
Investigators said they knew of at least one order barring the suspect from contacting the victim, but they wouldn't characterize the nature of the order.
CASHMAN called the killing "a cold-blooded ambush, just a cold-blooded attack.
"It appears that he was lying in wait for these individuals," CASHMAN said. "He came up unprovoked and shot them."
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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
Shot man died shielding brothers
By Emily MATHIEU and Nicolaas VAN RIJN, Staff Reporters
A 22-year-old man shot dead in an Etobicoke apartment Saturday afternoon was killed defending his two young brothers, his grief-stricken mother said yesterday.
Toronto police say Orlando GRUNDY was killed after "a number of persons" entered his 13th-floor apartment at 2777 Kipling Ave. and began shooting at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Residents in neighbouring apartments talked of hearing shotgun blasts coming from apartment 1308 where GRUNDY, of Jane Street, had gathered with his brothers and several other people.
GRUNDY's mother Sydney is in no doubt about her son's bravery.
"He dove in front of his brothers," she said yesterday as the family gathered to discuss what little they knew about Saturday's events. "He took the bullet for the other two."
The two younger boys, both injured in the gunfire, "were holding their brother in their arms" when police arrived on the chaotic scene, she said.
"His brother was laying in their arms, and they handcuffed them."
Two other men were injured in the attack, which GRUNDY's family said occurred when "people came in and started shooting at everything." They were taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where one victim remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his face, while the other is out of intensive care and expected to make a full recovery.
GRUNDY's mother said she was beginning to hear details from her two younger boys, who were later released from custody and gathered with family members yesterday.
"We all loved him," she said softly as she reflected on her dead son, whom she called a "soldier of love.
"He's my oldest son."
The gunmen fled the building and, despite a massive search by police and members of the Emergency Task Force, managed to elude capture.
Toronto police yesterday appealed for the public's assistance in tracking down the shooters responsible for Toronto's seventh homicide this year, but investigators have so far not released a description of the wanted men.
The GRUNDY family's grief capped a violent weekend in Toronto, one that also saw Szilvia VERES, 35, of Toronto killed in a Friday night shooting and 50-year-old Donald Andrew LATREMOUILLE die of unknown causes during an argument with roommate Christopher Gordon PHILLIPS at their Davenport Rd. residence Friday. PHILLIPS, 27, has been charged with manslaughter.
Saturday's violence included an early-morning shooting at the Flamingo Bar on College St. that left a man and a woman slightly injured.
A suspect in the Flamingo bar shooting turned himself in late Saturday.
Edwin VALASQUEZ, 20, turned himself in to 14 Division police around 9 p.m. Saturday; he faces numerous charges including attempted murder while using a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault. Faruth PORTOBANCO, 25, of Toronto was arrested earlier in the Flamingo incident.
Two off-duty paramedics, in the club when gunfire broke out at 2: 30 a.m. Saturday are being recommended for civilian citations after they tackled the gunman and disarmed him.
Gunfire continued to echo on Toronto streets just after noon yesterday, sending shoppers ducking for cover in the parking lot outside several stores in the Albion Rd. and Islington Ave. area of Rexdale.
Police said a man was sitting in his car in a plaza parking lot at 950 Albion Rd. when three suspects approached and "almost immediately opened fire with three guns."
Although a number of bullets hit his car, shattering the windows, the intended victim was able to flee without injury, Detective Debbie HARRIS said in a statement.
Police converged on the area and, with the assistance of heavily armed Emergency Task Force officers, arrested three suspects and recovered two handguns and a quantity of drugs.
Ali Nassir SHOWBEG, 23, faces charges including attempted murder and possession of cocaine for trafficking.
The other two suspects, Sean Conrad GRANT, 21, and Vanessa Charlene BAILEY, 19, are charged with possession of a restricted firearm and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
And police are continuing their search for the suspect in Friday's fatal shooting of VERES, who died instantly after a man opened fire as she and her husband, 46-year-old Kemenczy MIKLOS of Toronto, were in a parking lot at 15 Brookbanks Dr., in the York Mills Rd. and Don Valley Parkway area.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for John KOVACS, 52, of Etobicoke, who was last seen fleeing in a 1999 silver Honda with Ontario plates 149 WRX. KOVACS faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
RAWLINGS, Margaret Louise (née HENDRY) A.T.C.M.
Widow of Donald Alfred (Dan) RAWLINGS. Went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on April 25, 2005, in her 99th year. Margaret is survived by her 6 children Donald, Ross (wife Trudy), Shirley NELSON, Roger (wife Pamela,) Peter (wife Patricia) and Barbara OWEN (husband Oliver.) Plus her 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be after 12 noon. Interment to follow the service at King City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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RAWLINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, L. William
Passed away, on May 18, 2005, at the Providence Health Care, in his 91st year. Beloved and devoted husband of Verna for 62 years. Loving brother of Vera RAWLINGS, and predeceased by his sisters Lena, Dora and brothers Franklin, Robert and Charles. Cherished uncle to many neices and nephews. William was a life long member for 61 years of the Masonic Lodge (473). Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto), 416-267-4656, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Chapel Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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RAWLINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-25 published
Country singer won numerous awards
Canadian Press, Wednesday, May 25, 2005, Page S9
Ottawa -- Country music singer-songwriter Terry CARISSE, known for penning songs including Sparkle in Her Eyes, Love Sweet Love and Windchip died on Sunday of cancer. He was 62.
The Ottawa singer released seven albums in the 1970s and '80s and had 32 charted singles in Canada during his career.
Among Mr. CARISSE's many awards are six male-vocalist-of-the-year trophies, won during the 1980s from the Canadian Country Music Association.
"It remains a record," said Larry DELANEY, editor and publisher of Country Music News.
Mr. CARISSE began his career in the early '70s writing songs with friend Bruce RAWLINS. Many of the duo's songs were recorded by the Mercey Brothers, including Hello Mom, Who Wrote the Words, Kentucky Turn Your Back and Old Loves Never Die.
"They were the Lennon and McCartney of Canadian country music," said Mr. DELANEY.
As well, singers Bill Anderson, Charlie Louvin, Carroll Baker, Marie Bottrell and Ralph Carlson recorded Mr. CARISSE's work.
Mr. CARISSE is survived by his wife Aija and sons Steven, Chris and Sean. Funeral services will be held Friday in Ottawa.

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RAWLINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-16 published
MERDZAN, Brenda Lorraine (née RAWLINSON) P.Eng.
At the age of 41, peacefully in her sleep, with family by her side, on Wednesday December 14, 2005 at the Ian Anderson House, Oakville, Ontario, after a long courageous battle with a brain tumour. Beloved wife of Stephen for 17 years, devoted mother to Carolyne, cherished daughter of Fred and Lorraine RAWLINSON and dear sister to Eric RAWLINSON (Mary,) and aunt to Mitchell. Granddaughter to recently deceased Alfreda MacFARLANE. Daughter-in-law of Mike and Stephanie MERDZAN, sister-in-law to Diana PETRE (Chris) and dear aunt to Matthew. Brenda will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her Auntie Lois, Uncle Gerry and her cousin Jocelyne LEPAGE of Montreal, and by her Auntie Gwen of Atlanta, Georgia. Brenda was born in Montreal in 1964 and moved to Mississauga in 1979. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Industrial Engineering (8T6). A former Logistics Manager for Playtex Canada, she also served as a volunteer for Big Sisters, Girl Guides of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation and St. Luke School in Oakville. All those who knew Brenda will miss her delightful smile and very generous heart. Special thanks to the medical and nursing team in the Neuro-oncology Unit, Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Rodger GLOVER, and the I.A.H. nursing and volunteer support team. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Monday December 19, 2005 from 2 o'clock until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. If desired, remembrances made to Ian Anderson House www.IanAndersonHouse.com would be gratefully appreciated.

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RAWLINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-16 published
MERDZAN, Brenda Lorraine (née RAWLINSON,) P.Eng.
At the age of 41, peacefully in her sleep, with family by her side, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the Ian Anderson House, Oakville, Ontario, after a long courageous battle with a brain tumour. Beloved wife of Stephen for 17 years, devoted mother to Carolyne, cherished daughter of Fred and Lorraine RAWLINSON and dear sister to Eric RAWLINSON (Mary,) and aunt to Mitchell. Granddaughter to recently deceased Alfreda MacFARLANE. Daughter-in-law of Mike and Stephanie MERDZAN, sister-in-law to Diana PETRE (Chris) and dear aunt to Matthew. Brenda will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her Auntie Lois, Uncle Gerry and her cousin Jocelyne LEPAGE of Montreal, and by her Auntie Gwen of Atlanta, Georgia. Brenda was born in Montreal in 1964 and moved to Mississauga in 1979. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Industrial Engineering (8T6). A former Logistics Manager for Playtex Canada, she also served as a volunteer for Big Sisters, Girl Guides of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation and St. Luke School in Oakville. All those who knew Brenda will miss her delightful smile and very generous heart. Special thanks to the medical and nursing team in the Neuro-oncology Unit, Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Rodger GLOVER, and the I.A.H. nursing and volunteer support team. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Monday, December 19, 2005 from 2 o'clock until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. If desired, remembrances made to Ian Anderson House www.IanAndersonHouse.com would be gratefully appreciated.

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RAWLUCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-24 published
Man charged in two of three Rexdale slayings
By Oliver MOORE, Saturday, September 24, 2005, Page A17
A 27-year-old man surrendered yesterday to police investigating a triple slaying in Rexdale. Matthew Michael SCOTT has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
The spate of shootings last Friday night killed Joseph Colin SANTOS, 25, and Donald Jeffrey RAWLUCK, 24. A third victim, Shane Garfield JAMES, 26, was taken to hospital and died three days later.
Mr. SCOTT turned himself in yesterday to homicide detectives and was charged with the slayings of Mr. SANTOS and Mr. JAMES.

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RAWLUCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
RAWLUCK, Don J.
Suddenly on Friday, September 16, 2005 in his 25th year, Don, cherished son of Rick and Janet. Dear father to Kadin. Dear loving brother to Kristy and John. Don will be greatly missed by his step-parents Brenda and Ed, grandparents Norm, Jill and Ron, nephew Noah and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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RAWLUCK 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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RAWLUCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
RAWLUCK, Don J.
Suddenly on Friday, September 16, 2005 in his 25th year, Don, cherished son of Rick and Janet. Dear father to Kadin. Dear loving brother to Kristy and John. Don will be greatly missed by his step-parents Brenda and Ed, grandparents Norm, Jill and Ron, nephew Noah and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. A trust fund has been established for Don's son Kadin. Donations would be appreciated, c/o Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Transit No. 00422, Account No. 79-14431. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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RAWLUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
3 teens killed in crash
By Gail SWAINSON, Staff Reporter
Huntsville -- Two familes are mourning the loss of their only children after three teenagers -- two of them sisters -- died when their car slid on black ice and smashed into another vehicle on a cottage-country highway.
"These families lost their only children; it's unbelievably tragic," Huntsville High School principal Bruce REAIN said yesterday. Reain said all three girls excelled at school and were involved in a wide range of activities, including soccer and other sports, and the school choir.
Dorina HUBBERT, 19, and her 16-year-old sister Sabrina, along with Stephanie FISHER, an only child, died when their eastbound 2003 red Dodge Neon crossed the median on Highway 60 just before noon Tuesday.
The vehicle hit a westbound Ford Explorer driven by William BEDARD, 64. BEDARD and his 59-year-old wife Janis, both from Dwight, were treated and released at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Harry RAWLUK said an initial investigation showed that speed was likely a factor in the crash.
"Witnesses: saw the Neon fishtail and enter the westbound lane," RAWLUK said yesterday from a wrecking yard where the two vehicles were towed.
RAWLUK said the HUBBERT girls' father was notified as he was boarding a flight to Germany Tuesday afternoon. A master baker who toured the world as a consultant, Heinz HUBBERT had recently sold Henrietta Fine Bakery in Dwight, a popular destination for cottagers.
The HUBBERT sisters worked at the bakery during the summer, current owner Geoffrey HARRISS said.

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RAWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-02-23 published
RAWN, Iva Loreen (formerly IZARD)
Passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Meaford, on Friday, February 18, 2005 in her 87th year. Iva RAWN, beloved wife of the late Mervyn RAWN and the late William IZARD. Dear sister of Veletta HAWTON of Orangeville, Wilda McKENZIE of Collingwood, Audrey EVERICK of Shelburne, Winnie WHITNEY of North Bay and the late Edith GOULD and Hubert SAYERS. Iva will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation. A memorial visitation will be held at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Hwy. 124 Nottawa on Saturday February 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontano Street, Collingwood. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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RAWN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-01-07 published
LYNN, Audrey Margaret
Peacefully on Monday, January 3, 2005 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 68th year. Audrey of Stayner, beloved wife of Walter for 50 years. Loving mother of David, Gordon and his wife Cheri, Murray, Danny and his wife Lillian, Nancy and her husband Michael RAWN and Sandra and her husband Jeff CONN. Cherished grandmother of Adam, Christine, Kyle, Brad, Darcy, Michael, Matthew, Christy, Alex and Ben. Survived by her siblings Ruth (Eric) LAWRENCE, Keith (Meryl) MORROW, Jim (June) MORROW, Harold (Debris) MORROW, Donna MONTAGUE, Marilyn (Allan) WRIGHT and Robert (Bonnie) MORROW. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005. A funeral service was held in the chapel on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Audrey's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca
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RAWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
LOCKTON, Brenda Catherine
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Friday, November 25, 2005. Brenda LOCKTON in her 59th year; loving mother of Theresa RAWN and her husband Dwayne of Shelburne and Catherine EWIN of British Columbia; cherished grandmother of Hailey, Marlena, Veronica and Alexandria; remembered by her brother Brian and his wife Susan and her sisters Wanda HACKNEY and her husband Ron, and Kim MYERS and her husband Joe; also remembered by Ralph and Linda. Brenda will be sadly missed by many other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519) 941-1392, on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the Chapel on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations in memory of Brenda, made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association, would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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RAWNSLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-15 published
Crash victim had faced serious adversity
Kevin SEAMAN, who was killed by a train Tuesday, once spent six months in a coma.
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Reporter
Kevin David SEAMAN was a loving son who brought his father a chocolate bar nearly every day. The 38-year-old London man died Tuesday after he was hit by a Canadian National freight train while cycling across the tracks at Hale and Trafalgar streets.
SEAMAN had faced adversity, but overcame it, his family said yesterday.
In 1989, he and two brothers were in Toronto to see his beloved Western Mustangs win the Vanier Cup. He was crossing the street when a car came flying around a corner and hit him.
The crash left SEAMAN in a coma for six months with serious head injuries.
Although he survived, his injuries meant he could never work again.
"His left arm could never properly function again. He did all right for the amount of injuries he had, but he had a lot of short-term memory problems," his brother, Rod, said yesterday.
That didn't stop SEAMAN from becoming a walking phone book, having nearly every phone number he knew at the tip of his tongue.
The second-youngest of 10 children, SEAMAN was a doting son, brother and uncle to 19 nieces and nephews.
"He was very family-oriented. He loved his family and Friends," his sister, Sandra McDONALD, said yesterday.
The family would often get together and play euchre.
Since the Toronto crash, SEAMAN had lived with his parents and faced tragedy in October when his mother died.
"That was really hard on him," Rod SEAMAN said.
SEAMAN was born and raised in London and went to Laurier secondary school.
A football and hockey fan, he liked all types of music.
"He could listen to Metallica and then he could listen to John Denver," Rod SEAMAN said.
SEAMAN also had a way to bring a quick smile with his "corny" sense of humour, said his brother.
He often became restless and liked to ride his bicycle.
"He'd get bored very easily and go to the coffee shop," Rod SEAMAN said.
"It was hard to stop him. We warned him about going out. But he was the restless type," Rod SEAMAN said.
"He didn't want to sit still."
On Tuesday, SEAMAN was on his way home when he was hit by the train, his brother said.
Police believe SEAMAN misjudged the speed and distance of the train.
SEAMAN was the second cyclist to die at Hale and Trafalgar streets in three years.
On Aug, 9, 2002, cyclist Terra Joy RAWNSLEY, 20, died when she went around the gates and was hit by a passenger train.
City council voted last year to go ahead with the first phase of a $11.5-million overpass over the Canadian National tracks at the crossing.
Proponents of the overpass said it would eliminate fatalities and traffic backups caused by slow-moving trains.

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RAWNSLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
RAWNSLEY, Terra
Aug. 9, 2002, 3 years ago
In loving memory of our granddaughter, niece and cousin.
Miss all your laughter and smiles,
They all add up to a treasure of fond yesterdays
We keep the one we loved close to us
In spirit and thought.
Love from us all - Nan and Poppa, Aunt Trudy, Uncle Rick, Uncle Wayne, Aunt Kathy, Aunt Lisa and Uncle Dan and all your cousins.

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RAWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
FRACZKOWSKI, Sally " Sabina"
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Friday, February 25, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Stefan. Much loved mother of Stephen and his wife Lynne, Karen, Laurel and her husband John CHOAT. Loving " Grandma" of Heather and Matthew and "Bobbi" of Adam, Alex, Tracey, David, and Michael. Dear sister of Jean PETERS, Mike RAWSKI and his wife Ursula, and aunt of Eleanor, Diane, Sarah, Jim and Christine. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Saturday from 7-9 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Private interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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RAWSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-26 published
MURPHY, Leonard Jerome
Peacefully at home on Friday, July 22nd, 2005, with his family by his side, "The Lord called his servant home", Leonard Jerome MURPHY, in his 79th year. He is survived by his wife Anne (OOSTDYK) and children Annette (Gary) ROSSOL and Michael. Loved by his grandchildren, Rebecca and Ryan and his pal, Mogli. Survived by his sisters Helen RAWSON, of Belleville, Ontario, Loretta MILLIZER of Celina, Ohio, Doris MacDONALD, of London, Ontario, and Monica GILHAUS, of Dayton, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, John and Johanna (CALLAGHAN) MURPHY and by his sisters, Rita ROBINSON, Angela ARD, and Stella MURPHY, and by his brothers, Joe MURPHY, Francis HAWKIN and Raymond MURPHY.
Len was the owner of Central Beauty Supply for fifty-seven years. He started in Windsor, spent many years in Chatham then locates in London. He was known by many people throughout Southwestern Ontario. He will be remembered by his many Friends and clients in the beauty business. The funeral service will be on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (641-1793). The funeral service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, on Thursday, July 28th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Wendy MURRAY and Reverend Lloyd CRACNELL officiating. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Leonard are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or London Health Sciences Foundation-University Hospital.
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RAWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-22 published
RAWSON, Opal Marguerite “Pinky&rdquo
Opal Marguerite “Pinky” RAWSON, peacefully after a short illness at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Sunday, March 20, 2005 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Albert. Loving mother of Keith and his wife Trudy of Wasaga Beach, Joanne and her husband James PROCUNIER of Toronto and Glenn and his wife Leai of London. Cherished grandmother of Kathryn and Laura, David and Danielle, and Matthew, Katelynn, Christopher and Nora. Sister of the late Victoria, Evelyn, Lawrence, Lewis, Aubrey, Cliff and Pauline. Dear sister-in-law of Harry and Marilyn RAWSON and Lucy GREASON. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
Pinky graduated in Nursing from St. Joseph's Hospital in Thunder Bay in 1942. For many years, she worked at St. Joseph's, Victoria and Westminster Hospitals in London. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 23 at 1: 00 p.m. in Robinson Memorial United Church, 1061 Richmond Street at Sherwood Avenue, by Reverend Keith RAMESHWAR. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Memorial Fund at Robinson United Church or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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RAWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-15 published
RAWSON, Martin Edward
At London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 Martin Edward RAWSON of London in his 50th year. Dear son of Helen RAWSON of London and the late Albert E. RAWSON. Survived by daughters Dawn RAWSON and Serenity (Sarah.) Martin will be missed by many family and Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Alban the Martyr Church, 1350 Huron Street, London on Saturday, April 16, 2005 commencing at 2: 30 p.m. A casual gathering to follow. Forest City Cremation Services 675-0772

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RAWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-09 published
RAWSON, Helen M. (née MOULD)
Peacefully, on Tuesday June 7, 2005 at University Hospital, Helen M. RAWSON in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Albert E. RAWSON (1994) and her son Martin RAWSON (2005.) Survived by her sister Mrs. T. MIHLIK (Jessie,) sisters-in-law Doris MOULD and Marjorie MOULD and granddaughters Dawn (fiance Stephen MAILLOUX) and Sara RAWSON. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in England, Canada, U.S.A. and Australia. Predeceased by her parents Alice (née POLLITT) and Arthur, both deceased in 1961. Her siblings, Mrs. J. DORCEY (Alice-1985,) Alfred (1946) (Dorothy,) Walter (1963) (Margaret), Mrs. G. QUIRIE (Irene-1994), Mrs. E. FENN (Edith-1994,) Mrs. G. BEAN (Mildred-1993,) John (1971) and Robert (1985). Helen was a Zellers retiree and a long time member of the Eastern Star. A Memorial Service will be held at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) on Saturday June 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. with reception to follow. Reverend Kim VAN ALLEN officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Alban Building Fund or the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind would be appreciated.

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RAWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
MURPHY, Leonard Jerome
Peacefully at home on Friday, July 22, 2005 with his family by his side, "The Lord called his servant home", Leonard Jerome MURPHY, in his 79th year. He is survived by his wife Anne (OOSTDYK) and children Annette (Gary) ROSSOL and Michael. Loved by his grandchildren Rebecca and Ryan and his pal Mogli. Survived by his sisters Helen RAWSON of Belleville, Ontario, Loretta MILLIZER of Celina, Ohio, Doris MacDONALD of London, Ontario, and Monica GILHAUS of Dayton, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Johanna (CALLAGHAN) MURPHY and by his sisters Rita ROBINSON, Angela ARD, and Stella MURPHY, and by his brothers Joe MURPHY, Francis HAWKIN and Raymond MURPHY.
Len was the owner of Central Beauty Supply for 57 years. He started in Windsor, spent many years in Chatham then located in London. He was known by many people throughout Southwestern Ontario. He will be remembered by his many Friends and clients in the beauty business. The family will receive Friends on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The funeral service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Wendy MURRAY and Reverend Lloyd CRACKNELL officiating. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Leonard are asked to consider The Heart and Stroke Foundation or London Health Sciences Foundation - University Hospital.

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RAWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
MURPHY, Leonard Jerome
Peacefully at home on Friday, July 22, 2005 with his family by his side, "The Lord called his servant home", Leonard Jerome MURPHY, in his 79th year. He is survived by his wife Anne (OOSTDYK) and children Annette (Gary) ROSSOL and Michael. Loved by his grandchildren Rebecca and Ryan and his pal Mogli. Survived by his sisters Helen RAWSON of Belleville, Ontario, Loretta MILLIZER of Celina, Ohio, Doris MacDONALD of London, Ontario, and Monica GILHAUS of Dayton, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Johanna (CALLAGHAN) MURPHY and by his sisters Rita ROBINSON, Angela ARD, and Stella MURPHY, and by his brothers Joe MURPHY, Francis HAWKIN and Raymond MURPHY.
Len was the owner of Central Beauty Supply for 57 years. He started in Windsor, spent many years in Chatham then located in London. He was known by many people throughout Southwestern Ontario. He will be remembered by his many Friends and clients in the beauty business. The family will receive Friends on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The funeral service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Wendy MURRAY and Reverend Lloyd CRACKNELL officiating. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Leonard are asked to consider The Heart and Stroke Foundation or London Health Sciences Foundation - University Hospital.

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RAWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-08 published
Solly CANTOR, Boxer: 1928-2005
Canadian lightweight who was more artful practitioner than brawler skillfully put away a parade of champions but never won a title himself
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - Page S9
Solly CANTOR fought his way into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame despite never having won a professional title. Not blessed with knockout power, yet clever in using a debilitating left fist, Mr. CANTOR was more boxer than brawler. He won 41 professional fights, only six by knockout. He lost 14 and drew eight.
His nemesis in the ring was Montrealer Armand Savoie, against whom he had four fights in 1951 that were remembered for their spilt blood, much of it Mr. CANTOR's. He twice battled Mr. Savoie for the Canadian lightweight championship, losing both by decisions. One of those verdicts was widely considered to have been a travesty.
Mr. CANTOR earned his place among boxing immortals with non-title victories over a talented selection of lightweight titleholders Frank Johnson (a Commonwealth champion); Billy Thompson (British and European); Elis Ask of Finland (European); and Tommy McGovern (British).
A stinging left hand was Mr. CANTOR's calling card in the ring. He was adept at delivering a jab, a hook or a cross with that hand, a skill learned as a cocky amateur fighting out of the Central Young Men's Christian Association in his hometown.
Solly Cantor BONAPARTE was born in Toronto, the son of a taxi driver. His father, Louis CANTOROVICI, was a Romanian native whose family name had been altered to Bonaparte by a mischievous immigration officer. The Bonaparte children -- there would be four in all -- were born and raised in a house on Parliament Street south of Queen. Their Corktown neighbourhood was one in which it was advantageous to know how to punch.
The boy took up fighting after admiring boxers at a gym. His parents disapproved and never watched any of his matches; his siblings attended bouts at Maple Leaf Gardens, but would wait in the corridor, unable to bear the sight of Solly being hit. Happily, he was more likely to administer punishment than absorb it. That fast left fist allowed 17-year-old Solly BONAPARTE to score a close decision over Joe McPHEE -- one of the Fighting McPhees from Oshawa, Ontario -- to claim the Ontario amateur title in the 126-pound division on May 16, 1946.
Turning pro later that year as Solly CANTOR, he moved to Paterson, New Jersey, from where he was often added to the undercard of programs at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. After building an impressive 24-4-2 record, Mr. CANTOR moved to London, where he defeated Mr. Thompson, Mr. McGovern and Mr. Ask, all by decision.
A dispute with his manager led to a nine-month layoff. Mr. CANTOR returned to his hometown, where his fortunes became a staple of the sports pages. The reporters often called attention to the size of his nose, playing to a racial stereotype in common currency at the time.
Mr. CANTOR's boxing trunks bore a Star of David on the left leg, a sign not only of pride but also a nod to the unsubtle marketing of his sport. Some fans came to cheer a Jewish champion, others to see him beaten.
The first of four battles with Mr. Savoie in 1951 ended after the eighth round, with Mr. CANTOR needing six stitches to close a gash across the bridge of his nose. The losing fighter said a head butt had caused the wound; the victor insisted the cut came courtesy of "a stinging right cross." In any case, Mr. CANTOR had suffered only the second knockout of his career.
Mr. CANTOR won a rematch in June, setting the stage for a much-anticipated third showdown, this one before Mr. Savoie's fans in Montreal, with the Canadian championship in the balance. Mr. CANTOR scored often with his left, staggering Mr. Savoie with a straight-arm right in the sixth round.
As the bell rang at the end of the 12th and final round, the conclusion seemed clear, as boxing promoter Frank Tunney, sitting at ringside, would later describe: "The fight was so one-sided in CANTOR's favour that when the announcer first said, 'Winner by a unanimous decision...,' a bunch of us at ringside were busy talking and took it for granted the decision was CANTOR's, as it should have been. But when he added 'Savoie,' we nearly fell off our chairs. Then he had to correct himself to say it was a split decision. The partisan French fans booed the judges for minutes on end. Solly was jobbed."
The unpopular decision made necessary another obligatory rematch, held in Toronto six weeks later. Having lost the previous fight at ringside, Mr. CANTOR was not eager to allow the judges to settle the match. "I'm going out for a knockout," he said. "Maybe this one won't go the scheduled 12 rounds."
With an uncharacteristic aggressiveness, Mr. CANTOR lunged toward the champion in the opening round. The strategy was at first successful, but Mr. Savoie was soon crowding the challenger, absorbing his best shots with his gloves. A unanimous decision in the champ's favour was regarded as a just verdict.
"Solly is a terrific boxer, but he fought my kind of fight tonight," Mr. Savoie said. "I know if I tried to box him, I was beaten before I started. You have to work all the time against him. You have to stay inside him. And when you do hit him, he fights back and he won't fold."
After losing two fights in Alberta to George Dunn, an American who once arrived at Toronto airport and asked a cabbie to take him to Edmonton, Mr. CANTOR returned to England, where he ended his professional career and took up permanent residence.
His final bout came on October 4, 1955, when he scored a victory on points over Frank Johnson, the Manchester lightweight who had briefly held the Commonwealth title two years earlier.
Only 11 of Mr. CANTOR's 63 fights were held in Canada.
Mr. CANTOR worked as a court clerk after leaving the ring. A first marriage ended in divorce. He became a Methodist when he married his second wife.
In recent years, the old fighter found a renewed sense of purpose by joining the Croydon Ex-Boxers' Association. The group was "one big, happy family," Mr. CANTOR wrote Vancouver Sun boxing columnist Graham Houston seven years ago. "We were all part and parcel of each others' past."
Mr. CANTOR continued to attend meetings last year, even as he lost the use of his limbs from the motor-neuron disease that would claim his life. No one expected any less; he had answered the bell for every round of every fight but for four.
Solly CANTOR was born in Toronto on September 18, 1928 (although some boxing references put his birth date two years earlier). He died at his home in suburban Mitcham, outside London, England, on January 28, 2005. He leaves his second wife, Miriam; Brenda RAWSON, a daughter from his first marriage; brother Harold BONAPARTE and sisters Toby BAZKUR and Sarah MARCHILDON.

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RAWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-19 published
LEVETT, Norma and Michael
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Agnes Louise LEVETT (née RAWSON) and Michael Anthony Coteman LEVETT in a motor vehicle collision in southern Spain on Wednesday, March 16, 2005. We take comfort that they are together in their love. They are missed and will forever be in the memories of their children Kate ALLEN, Brian and Louise LEVETT, Philip and Marney LEVETT and Jennifer and David EDEN; their grandchildren Adam LEVETT, Jonathan LEVETT and Christopher LEVETT; Luke ALLEN and Rebecca ALLEN and their father Greg ALLEN; Brittany LEVETT and Carolyn LEVETT; Hannah EDEN and Beth EDEN and their siblings Basil and Beryl BONNER (née LEVETT,) Peter and Penny LEVETT and Elizabeth MacGILL (née RAWSON.) The family will receive Friends in Toronto at St. Simon's Anglican Church (Bloor St. Entrance) on Tuesday March 22nd from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Guelph. Arrangements in Guelph are not complete at this time but will be published as it's become known. (For further information please call Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home "Hart Chapel", 1099 Gordon St. Guelph, Ontario, 519-821-5077 or www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)
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RAWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
LEVETT, Norma and Michael
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Agnes Louise LEVETT (née RAWSON) and Michael Anthony Coteman LEVETT in a motor vehicle collision in southern Spain on Wednesday, March 16, 2005. We take comfort that they are together in their love. They are missed and will forever be in the memories of their children Kate ALLEN, Brian and Louise LEVETT, Philip and Marney LEVETT and Jennifer and David EDEN; their grandchildren Adam LEVETT, Jonathan LEVETT and Christopher LEVETT; Luke ALLEN and Rebecca ALLEN and their father Greg ALLEN; Brittany LEVETT and Carolyn LEVETT; Hannah EDEN and Beth EDEN and their siblings Basil and Beryl BONNER (née LEVETT,) Peter and Penny LEVETT and Elizabeth MacGILL (née RAWSON.) The family will receive Friends in Toronto at St. Simon's Anglican Church (Bloor Street Entrance), on Tuesday, March 22nd from 7-9 p.m. The family will also receive Friends on Wednesday, March 23rd, at Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home "Hart Chapel", 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, from 4-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Guelph at a later date. (For further information please call the funeral home, 519-821-5077 or www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com). As expressions of sympathy, donations to your local Anglican church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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RAWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-11 published
ELINESKY, Laureen G.
Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia, on Saturday, October 8, 2005, in her 81st year. Laureen ELINESKY (née PHILLIPS,) beloved wife of the late Louis, and dear companion of Garnet McLEAN of Orillia. Loving mother of Lynda and her husband Leo TUCKER of Orillia, Brydon and his wife Sue, John and his wife Marilyn, all of Kitchener, Jill and her husband Bill RAWSON of Orillia, Mary SARDELIS of Bolton, Bob of Stoney Creek, Bill and his wife Laurie of Kitchener, and Laurie and her husband Reuben STROBLE of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also loved by Mary and her husband Henry FINNI of Newmarket, Dianne and her husband John FRIZELL of North Carolina, Barb McLEAN of Thornton, and the late Garnet and Bill. Dear sister of Bernel of Toronto, and predeceased by brothers Oscar and Howard and sisters Lenora, Jean, and Marjorie. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown, Ontario, on Thursday, October 13, 2005, from 12: 30 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Interment of cremated remains to follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Donations may be made through the J.S. Jones Funeral Home in Georgetown or The Carson Funeral Home, Doolittle Chapel, Orillia. Online messages of condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.comA Memorial Tree will be plantedby the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes

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