ROBACZEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
BEAULIEU, Nicholas Stephen (May 14, 1985-April 29, 2005)
It is with utmost sorrow that we announce the death of our son Nick from a climbing accident on the Queen's University campus. Nick was a gift to his family and to all who had the good fortune to meet him. He leaves behind his parents Donita and Stephen, his sister Annalise and brother Alexander. Nick will be forever missed by his Nana, Maxine ROBERTSON and his Grandma, Barbara BEAULIEU, his Auntie Liz ROBERTSON (Dan CASEY) and his cousin Shannon. Also left to mourn are Auntie Jean KOCH (Stu), Auntie Mary ROBACZEWSKI (George) and cousin Jessica, Uncle Walter BEAULIEU (Anita) and cousins Joseph, Juliette, Thomas, Michael and Abigail. Nick was predeceased by his Grandpa, Edgar BEAULIEU. A Prayer service was said at Saint Mary's School, Okotoks on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church, Calgary on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 1: 00. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up in Nicholas' name at any Alberta Treasury Branch. To email condolences, please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone (403) 938-3111.

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ROBAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-29 published
ROBAK, Steve and Margaret
In loving memory of my parents, Steve - October 29, 1986, Margaret November 14, 1993. Your memory is as dear today As in the hour you passed away. Sadly missed by daughter Frances and grand_son Rick.

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ROBAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
DUKELOW, Douglas H.
Peacefully, at home in Aurora, surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 22, 2005. Doug, beloved husband for 55 years to Helen. Loving father to Doug and his wife Carol of Bradford, Ruth and her husband Brian ROBAR of Newmarket, Susan and her husband Rick PRESTON of Newmarket, Gary of Aurora, Tom of Aurora, Ron of Toronto, and Lisa LUBBOCK of Newmarket. Dear grandfather of Brian, Michele, Kevin, Stacey, Michael, Matthew, Alanna, Lindsay, Ryan and great-grandfather to Kailyn. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, (905) 727-5421 on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBARTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-02 published
Milton HARRIS, Chief Executive Officer and Philanthropist: 1927-2005
son of a scrap-metal dealer, he used his genius for business to build a $600-million company, writes Sandra MARTIN. A family man who resolved to keep his children out of the family business for the sake of the family, he supported such varied causes as primate research and the hunt for war criminals
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, April 2, 2005, Page S9
Milt HARRIS's business acumen was legendary, but it was only a small part of the man. A self-made entrepreneur who took his family's scrap-metal business and turned it into a hugely successful reinforced-steel business, he was also a crusader, a civil libertarian, and a quiet but generous philanthropist to a range of causes, including the Young Men's Christian Association, opera, First Nations, and especially primate research and human cognitive evolution.
Short, wiry and athletic, Mr. HARRIS hated formality and was rarely seen in a shirt and tie. As a young man, he learned to box and to fly a single-engine plane -- until good sense and his wife persuaded him to ground his aircraft. In recent years, he was a committed cyclist, often riding close to 30 kilometres a day through the ravines of Toronto. Although he couldn't read music, he took up the organ a dozen years ago and learned to play toccatas, fugues and sonatas.
Milton HARRIS was born in Detroit in 1927, one of two sons of Sam and Jenny HARRIS. The family moved to London when Milt was a few months old. His childhood was troubled because his mother was sickly and his father tended to favour Milt's brother, Liebert. Fortunately, the young boy had affectionate and supportive aunts and uncles and, instead of being embittered by his upbringing, he developed empathy and compassion for others.
In a eulogy for Mr. HARRIS, his son, David, attributed his father's affinity for the oppressed and dispossessed to those early struggles. "I think that Milt built his life in opposition and reaction to the parenting he received and... this explains... his most prominent character trait: He was a fighter, a go-getter, a man of action."
Mr. HARRIS grew up in the scrap-metal business, which had been in the family since before the turn of the century. At 13, he was driving a truck, and working part-time for his father, his grandfather and his uncle. The business went through good times and bad -- his father lost a fortune during the Depression and made most of it back early in the Second World War.
There was certainly enough money to send Milt to St. George's School and Central Collegiate Institute in London and to Camp Winnebago in Ontario's Muskoka region for at least one summer. That's where Milt met Max MILSTONE in 1943, the year he turned 16. The two boys became lifelong Friends, a connection that was strengthened at the University of Toronto because they both belonged to the Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. "He was the sharpest man I ever knew. He had a mind like a steel trap and he could remember everything," Mr. MILSTONE said this week.
"He was the best friend I ever had," he said. "A friend is somebody who can be truly happy when something good happens to you, and not with any jealousy or competition, but he also felt my pain."
It was also at the University of Toronto that Mr. HARRIS met his wife, Ethel. They knew each other socially, but they really connected one rainy evening in 1948 when they were both studying for exams in the reference library (now the University of Toronto Bookstore on College Street). "Milt walked me home and he told me later that he knew then that he was in love with me," Mrs. HARRIS said this week. They were engaged that September and married a year later, a partnership that lasted more than 55 years. She is credited with expanding his interests in the arts and encouraging his fascination with primates and human evolution.
Milt HARRIS wanted to become a lawyer after graduating with a commerce degree in 1949, but his father suffered a heart attack, and so the young couple moved to London and Mr. HARRIS took over the day-to-day running of the family business. In 1954, he bought out his grandfather or, more accurately, assumed the company's liabilities. By then, he had a new vision for the business. He had bought a load of reinforcing steel, detritus from the construction of the Welland Canal, and realized that he could cut, bend and resell it, rather than throwing it onto the scrap heap. "That was the beginning of the rebar business," said nephew John HARRIS, who has succeeded Milt HARRIS as Chief Executive Officer and chairman of Harris Steel.
Focused and imaginative, Milt HARRIS was able to envisage the future of the steel industry and to take advantage of it to manufacture a product that could be used to reinforce concrete in construction projects. In the mid-1960s, he began branching out into other businesses, including Laurel Steel, and took his company public in 1967. Today, Harris Steel Group is a leading North American steel fabricator and processor with 34 facilities in Canada and the U.S. and annual sales in excess of $600-million.
Harris Steel is not a family business in the usual sense. Unlike many self-made entrepreneurs, Mr. HARRIS discouraged his children (Judith, Naomi and David) from joining the company. There was a lot of business-related conflict within his family over the generations, according to John HARRIS, and he didn't want to inflict that on his own children.
The same stricture seemed to hold for John HARRIS. "He was more than an uncle to me, he was an idol," he said, explaining that his parents had divorced when he was very young and Uncle Milt and Aunt Ethel had stepped into the emotional gap. After John graduated with a degree in philosophy in 1974 from Trent University, he was thinking of taking a year off before going to law school. At a party, his aunt "dragged me over by the ear" to his uncle and said, "Why don't you give Johnny a job for a year."
At the end of his stint, John wanted to stay with the company. "I was working as an ironworker out in the field. The hours were great, I had all the overtime I wanted and huge money." His uncle listened, wrote the name of his biggest competitor on a piece of paper, gave it to his nephew and said: "Phone him. Maybe he'll give you a job, because if you don't go back to school, I'm firing you."
John got the message. He went to University of Toronto for an M.B.A., continued to work for his uncle part-time for two years and went back to the firm in the spring of 1977. He's been there ever since.
When asked why his uncle was so successful at founding and growing a business, John HARRIS said: "It was really a matter of culture." Long before "empowering people" became business buzz words, his uncle always saw beyond the exterior and saw the heart and intelligence workers brought to their jobs. "He treated them like real people, whether they were labourers or truck drivers or rocket scientists and let them try to do their best."
Milt HARRIS had a genius for business. "He just wanted to bring his mind and energy to the game every day," said his nephew, adding that he "had a tremendous mental toughness." He brought that toughness not only to his own business, but also as a director of other companies, including Air Canada and Canadair.
In the early 1980s, he became involved in the Canadian Jewish Congress, serving on its war-crimes committee and as president from 1983 to 1986. After reading None Is Too Many, by Irving Abella and Harold Troper, their landmark exposé of anti-Semitism in Canada, he invited Mr. Abella to speak to the Canadian Jewish Congress. "He was a dynamo -- single-minded, generous, energetic and gutsy," said Mr. Abella. "He knew what he wanted to do and how to do it."
What he wanted was to find war criminals who had found refuge in Canada. "Although he had no relatives that he knew of who had died in the Holocaust and he'd had a pretty comfortable life in Canada, he was angry that Canada had allowed people who have committed such horrific crimes into this country, allowed them to stay and made no pretense at prosecution," said Mr. Abella. "His sense of justice and his sense of the values this country represents were assaulted."
At the time, Jim PETERSON, now Minister of International Trade in Paul MARTIN's cabinet, was parliamentary secretary to then justice minister Jean CHRÉTIEN. Mr. PETERSON worked closely with Mr. HARRIS, arranging for him to meet senior Justice Department officials. "He did as much, or more, as anybody in Canada to advance the cause of bringing war criminals to justice."
In her eulogy, Mrs. HARRIS described her husband as someone who was "never afraid to stand alone for what he believed, never afraid to fight for the underprivileged and the scapegoated or against any violation of human rights." As Canadian Jewish Congress president, for example, he supported the right of Palestinians to a homeland. Later, he campaigned on behalf of Japanese Canadians seeking redress for being interned and having their homes and assets confiscated during the Second World War. "He took on causes that were his and not necessarily the community's," said Mr. Abella, "so he was often fighting solitary battles, but the right ones."
A big supporter of the Liberal Party, he was the campaign manager when Clarence PETERSON (father of former Ontario premier David PETERSON) ran against John ROBARTS in the 1963 Ontario election. In that pre-cellphone era, Mr. HARRIS invented a concept called home centres for election days. The idea was to place election workers away from headquarters in houses close to the polls, recalled Jim PETERSON, Clarence's son. This practice was later adopted by the party on a much wider scale.
Mr. HARRIS never ran for office himself, but he publicly denounced the Liberal Party for its anti-free-trade stand against the U.S. in the 1988 federal election. "He phoned me and said he could not, in principle, support a party that had always supported free trade and wouldn't in these circumstances," said Jim PETERSON. "When we later endorsed free trade, he came back to us," adding: "He was right."
About five years ago, Mr. HARRIS phoned York University president Lorna MARSDEN, an acquaintance from the Liberal Party and their days sitting on the board of Air Canada, and invited her to talk to him about the university's research projects. One of the qualities Dr. MARSDEN always appreciated about Mr. HARRIS was his low-key style. "He had conversations, he didn't lecture you," she said.
Since that telephone conversation, he quietly financed scholarships for francophone students to study at the university's bilingual Glendon campus. He also become heavily involved in funding research into brain development in humans, an outgrowth of his long-time interest in and support of anthropologist Jane Goodall's work with primates.
"His gifts were such involved philanthropy. He wanted to be there and talk to the people," said Ms. MARSDEN. " That's an incredible gift to a faculty member to have somebody who is interested in their research, understands their research and supports it."
The energetic and fit Mr. HARRIS was complaining of a stomach ache before he and his wife headed to their Florida home a month ago. He became progressively sicker and was diagnosed three weeks ago with a rare and aggressive form of abdominal cancer. His family gathered around him, making the last week of his life a very emotional time. He loved his family and he made sure each of them knew it, said Mrs. HARRIS.
Milton HARRIS was born in Detroit on July 26, 1927. He died on March 26 of cancer. He was 77. He is survived by his wife, Ethel, his children Judith, Naomi and David, his nephew John, his cousin Marcia and their families.

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ROBARTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-02 published
Chuck RATHGEB, Businessman, Sportsman (1921-2005)
Multi-millionaire raced cars, flew hot-air balloons set transatlantic records in a Tutor jet, hunted big game and led four Canadian bobsledders to Olympic gold
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, September 2, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- You could say that Chuck RATHGEB did it all. He (a) raced a balloon across the Alps; (b) drove in the 24 Hours of Le Mans; (c) flew a single-engine jet across the Atlantic; (d) gained an international Explorers Club award for hunting and bagging the "big six" (a lion, a leopard, an elephant, a buffalo, a rhino and a tiger); and (e) coached the Canadian bobsledding team to a gold medal at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics.
Along the way, he was also a Mountie, a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Canadian Navy and, lastly, a multi-millionaire who led the family firm of Comstock International to global success.
From building mega projects to piloting balloons to his orchestration of Canada's gold-medal bobsledding win, Mr. RATHGEB's role in shaping the country is undeniable.
"He did everything for the Canadian flag," said his wife, Rosemary. "He always had a project to look forward to, to organize and to be in."
It all started in 1939 when Charles RATHGEB, a Quebec lad of German-Swiss heritage, graduated from Toronto's Upper Canada College. His dream was to join the Royal Canadian Navy, except that he wasn't old enough. Instead, he signed up with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving in Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. It was while he was training in Regina that he learned the ropes of harsh discipline. One night, with the lights turned off in a cold building while his supervisor was not around, Mr. RATHGEB and his fellow recruits pulled down the window blinds to create warmth. When the supervisor returned to find out what had happened, he smashed all the windows; the trainees spent the rest of the night in the building in the fierce Saskatchewan cold.
When he became eligible for the navy, Mr. RATHGEB quit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served in the Battle of the Atlantic, in the Bay of Biscay, on three Murmansk convoys and the invasion of Europe.
In 1946, he left the navy with the rank of lieutenant-commander and joined his father's company, Comstock International Ltd. Around that time, he met Rosemary CLARKE of Quebec City at a resort on the St. Lawrence River and proposed on their first date. Within months, they were married.
As chairman of the board of Comstock, he turned the engineering and construction company into a global powerhouse. In one of the largest electrical contracts undertaken in Canada, he was involved in Comstock's 25-to-60-cycle conversion contract for Ontario Hydro.
"They went into every home in Ontario and changed every appliance from 25 cycles to 60 cycles," Mrs. RATHGEB said.
Other Comstock projects included the Trans Mountain oil pipeline in Western Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Distant Early Warning radar system in the Far North, the Toronto subway system, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration space facility at Cape Kennedy, Florida, the trans-Sahara Algerian gas pipeline and the Okosombo dam in Ghana.
Other men would have been overwhelmed by the work, but not Chuck RATHGEB. Nothing stopped him from taking on new sports and new horizons. The 6-foot-3, bluff and cheery sportsman responded to every siren call of adventure. He was once a member of Canada's Commonwealth cricket team, and he was a fanatic about hot-air ballooning, mountain climbing and big-game hunting. He shot the last legal tiger in India. In 1982, he and Vladimir Kavan, a Czech-Canadian businessman, trekked through Mongolia to hunt the Siberian ibex, the world's biggest mountain goat. It's a tough shot because the ibex has excellent vision. "If you were at King Street, the ibex could see you from Bloor Street," Mr. RATHGEB told The Globe on his return. "We were camped at 10,000 feet, and climbing after them at 12,000. The height affects you, but ibex just keep climbing." He and Mr. Kavan bagged four.
The pair became the first Canadians to balloon over the Alps in their personal Canadian centennial project of 1967. A year later, Mr. RATHGEB and then Ontario premier John ROBARTS experienced a misadventure near London, Ontario, when their balloon went out of control in inclement weather and wandered seriously off course. The police were called in, but, no problem: Mr. RATHGEB safely guided the balloon into a field.
Mr. RATHGEB managed Comstock's car-racing team and, in many instances, he would jump into the car himself to compete in such races as the 24-hour Le Mans, the 12-hour Sebring, the 24-hour Daytona, the London-to-Sydney rally, the Trans-Sahara rally and the 15,000-kilometre London-to-Peking Motor Challenge.
The Sahara trek proved to be a barnburner because his car broke down in the desert and he was reduced to drinking water from the radiator to survive. Eventually, the car was towed by camels to the nearest town. The car's undercarriage had been ruined by rocks and other debris. So, using his unlimited financial resources, Mr. RATHGEB had a four-wheel-drive Jeep Comanche pickup specially built in Toronto for the 1990 London-to-Peking trip. The overhaul of the truck included doubling the shocks and steel-plating its undersides.
"The London-Peking race was an endurance test," Mrs. RATHGEB said. "It lasted 56 days. Chuck spent many nights sleeping under the stars. It took him a few weeks to get over it."
Mr. RATHGEB was a member of the board of directors for about a dozen major Canadian companies over the years, and it was while he was with Canadair (now Bombardier) that he talked company officials into training him as a pilot. Participating in the British Columbia Centennial air race from London to Vancouver, he set a record for the smallest single-engine jet -- a CL41 Tutor -- to cross the Atlantic. "We landed in Iceland," he told The Globe. "Turning around on the runway, suddenly all the lights came on in the cockpit. We were out of gas."
For years, he was also the only Canadian to own an international offshore powerboat-racing licence. In a sport in which speeds exceed 180 kilometres an hour, he was the only Canadian entrant in the London-to-Monte Carlo and Miami-Nassau powerboat events.
On the side, Mr. RATHGEB ran a small thoroughbred-racing stable that experienced some success. He also ventured into show business to produce the Rex Harrison Broadway play Staircase and to promote a Doors rock concert.
But, in what may have been his most defining moment, he was first coach and then manager of Canada's bobsled team. As it happened, it was one sport he had never tried. The suggestion that he become involved came out of the blue at a cocktail party in Toronto in 1959. A friend, Doug CONNOR, asked him: "Chuck, how'd you like to represent your country in a world championship?"
"What game?" he asked.
"Take a guess."
"Hmm, do I have to train?"
"Nope."
"Do I have to quit drinking?"
"Nope."
Thus began an Olympic saga and a team made up of four Quebeckers: driver Vic Emery, his brother Dr. John Emery, Doug Anakin, and brakeman Peter Kirby.
Their first event was a world championship in St. Moritz, where they did much of their early training. "We arrived by train at night, so we weren't aware what we were in for," Mr. RATHGEB said. "See, everywhere else, you arrive at the bottom of the hill; in St. Moritz, you're at the top. You can look down a bit and it looks fine and then it curves off. But, in the morning, I walked down 100 yards and suddenly, my God, it's like falling off a 10-storey building."
Early in the going, Mr. RATHGEB occupied a spot on the sled. "It was enormously exhilarating to rush down a mountain at 150 kilometres an hour, pulling six Gs on the curves."
There were 20 teams that first year. "We won the Spanish-Canadian Cup.... It went to the team that wasn't last. The Spaniards crashed three times and we crashed three times, but our time was faster, so we were 19th."
Gradually, the team improved, moving up from 19th to 11th to fourth in successive world championships. By the 1964 Olympics, Mr. RATHGEB had become the team manager.
"The night before their run, they didn't seem too confident," he recalled in 1984, "so I gave the young woman on the switchboard a box of chocolates to fake a cable from the prime minister. 'All Canada rides with you today! Signed, Lester B. Pearson.'"
It did the trick. On the big day, 10,000 people lined the course. In one of the most electrifying triumphs in Canadian Olympic history, Vic Emery and Co. guided a half-ton sled down the 14-curve course at speeds of close to 150 km/h to win the gold medal, besting the favoured Italians with a time of 4 minutes 14.46 seconds. It was Canada's only gold medal at the Innsbruck Olympiad, the first year bobsledding was an Olympic sport.
"It was the last event at the Olympics," Mr. RATHGEB recalled years later. "We were the final team to race and we came out of it with gold medals. The pressure was even greater than competing in a Stanley Cup because you only have one chance and it's a chance you get once in a lifetime."
In a telephone interview from his home in London, England, Vic Emery said: "Chuck was a damn good manager. We didn't ask him for any extra financial help and he didn't offer any. He got us the equipment needed to fine-tune the sled. He arranged to have spring-loaded handles installed on the sides of the sled. It was a little innovation."
Ten years ago, Mr. Emery flew to Toronto to visit Mr. RATHGEB after he wound up in hospital as a result of a mosquito bite that had turned almost deadly. "I would tell Chuck stories in hospital to try and jaw him up and, sometimes, I'd get a slight smile out of him because he was out of it for four or five months."
Mr. Emery says he will be forever indebted to Mr. RATHGEB. "He was one of the most instrumental people in my life. If it were not for him, we might never had gotten the gold medal."
For all that, the triumph at the Olympics was just one of Mr. RATHGEB's many roles in a life that was as large as they come. "There's a little Walter Mitty in everybody," Mr. RATHGEB once said. "Some just dream, some mean to but never get around to it, and some do it."
His personal credo, he liked to say, was: "Rather than going to see the Grand Prix, why not be in it?"
Charles (Chuck) RATHGEB was born on December 2, 1921, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec He died of cancer on June 24, 2005, at his home in Toronto. He was 84. He leaves his wife, Rosemary. At his request, 12 uniformed Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were pallbearers at his funeral.

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ROBARTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-02 published
GROSSMAN, Allan, 1991 -- Died This Day
Friday, September 2, 2005, Page S7
Politician born in Toronto in 1911.
He first entered politics in 1951, winning a seat in the Ontario Legislature by a slim margin. Four years later, he defeated Communist incumbent Joseph SALSBERG in the St. Andrew riding, which he represented for 20 years until his retirement in 1975. As the first Jewish Conservative cabinet minister in Ontario, Mr. GROSSMAN held a number of portfolios, including trade, housing and revenue, under premiers Leslie FROST, John ROBARTS and William DAVIS. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for his work as the minister of what is now called Correctional Services, but fought his greatest battle against his own government by vigorously resisting the Spadina expressway. The highway was slated to run through his riding and he fought hard against it. He was the father of Larry GROSSMAN, leader of the Ontario Tories from 1985 to 1987.

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ROBASCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
OLIVER, Theresa (née PAPALEO)
Passed away, on July 13, 2005, at the Centenary Hospital, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Gordon and long time companion of Tony ROBASCO. Loving mother of Cora-Lee BUGDEN. Cherished nana of Cathy (John DEWIT,) Jeff (Vanessa BUGDEN,) and great-grandmother of Jesse, Lukas and James. Dear sister of Basil and Lucy, predeceased by her sisters Bessie and Frances. Theresa will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto), 416-267-4656, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Chapel Service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBATHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
ROBATHAN, Nancy Lynn (née JOHNSTON)
Peacefully, after a valiant battle with cancer, on Sunday, August 21, 2005 in her 42nd year. Dearly loved wife of Wayne ROBATHAN of Keswick. Cherished mother of Ashley. Loving daughter of Winnie and Leonard JOHNSTON of Keswick. Granddaughter of Esther PRICE. Dear sister of April JOHNSTON of Toronto, Brenda JOHNSTON of Bradford and William JOHNSTON of Toronto. Aunt of William, Sarah, Rachael, Kayla, Christine and Eric and great aunt of Nancilynn. Daughter-in-law of Jack and the late Thelma ROBATHAN of Keswick. Nancy will be greatly missed by many Friends, relatives and co-workers. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from Keswick Christian Church (Woodbine Ave. and Old Homestead Rd.) Keswick on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. If desired, donations made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBAZZA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-15 published
DURST ARMES, Jacqueline Elizabeth
It is with immense sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our sweet Jacquie, after an intense 17 month battle with cancer. Jacquie was a warrior, who stared down the disease and against long odds, battled it to a standstill. She lived these days with the joy, vitality, and sense of style, grace and fun that was her lifelong trademark. Jacquie is survived by her grieving husband Robert, his mother Lois, her stepsons Ryan and Tyler, her parents Ross and Shirley DURST, her sisters Judy TWOMEY (Dan,) Jamie BAHLMAN (Richard,) brother Jerry, sister-in-law Carol MOFFAT (David), brother-in-law Steve (Rebekah) and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A beautiful figure skater and fine golfer, Jacquie won club championships at three different golf clubs in the last two years, including the Toronto Hunt Ladies' Championship last summer, between chemo sessions (by 15 shots). She will be missed throughout the Canadian advertising and production community for her talent as head of Broadcast Production at Grey Worldwide. Her wonderful personality, professionalism, sense of fairness and mentoring skills will be sorely missed. Thanks to all the Friends who lifted us up through these perilous times. Sylvia EMMORY, Nora PERRY, Marc PEARSALL and Norman and Lynne. Special thanks to Dr. Rashida HAQ for her vision and passionate expertise, Doctors RAHMAN, RODAK and ROBAZZA, Peter ENO, Jean SYME, Christine at yoga, Elaine YIP, the amazing oncology nurses at St. Michael's Hospital, especially Norma and Marlene, Mereilla and Tess and Rita, God bless. Thank you to Donna, Michelle and Susan who were so supportive through the long night before the vanishing dawn. Thank you Sarah for smoothing the way to heaven for Jacquie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to St Michael's Hospital Foundation, Oncology Unit, 30 Bond Street, Toronto M5B 1W8. A celebration of Jacquie's life will take place on Wednesday, February 16th at 1: 30 p.m. at the Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road, 4 blocks east of Victoria Park, on the south side. Suitable business attire is requested.

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ROBAZZA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
DURST ARMES, Jacqueline Elizabeth
It is with immense sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our sweet Jacquie, after an intense 17 month battle with cancer. Jacquie was a warrior, who stared down the disease and against long odds, battled it to a standstill. She lived these days with the joy, vitality, and sense of style, grace and fun that was her lifelong trademark. Jacquie is survived by her grieving husband Robert, his mother Lois, her stepsons Ryan and Tyler, her parents Ross and Shirley DURST, her sisters Judy TWOMEY (Dan,) Jamie BAHLMAN (Richard,) brother Jerry, sister-in-law Carol MOFFAT (David), brother-in-law Steve (Rebekah) and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A beautiful figure skater and fine golfer, Jacquie won club championships at three different golf clubs in the last two years, including the Toronto Hunt Ladies' Championship last summer, between chemo sessions (by 15 shots). She will be missed throughout the Canadian advertising and production community for her talent as head of Broadcast Production at Grey Worldwide. Her wonderful personality, professionalism, sense of fairness and mentoring skills will be sorely missed. Thanks to all the Friends who lifted us up through these perilous times: Sylvia EMMORY, Nora PERRY, Marc PEARSALL and Norman and Lynne. Special thanks to Dr. Rashida HAQ for her vision and passionate expertise, Doctors RAHMAN, RODAK and ROBAZZA, Peter ENO, Jean SYME, Christine at yoga, Elaine YIP, the amazing oncology nurses at St. Michael's Hospital, especially Norma and Marlene, Mereilla and Tess and Rita, God bless. Thank you to Donna, Michelle and Susan who were so supportive through the long night before the vanishing dawn. Thank you Sarah for smoothing the way to heaven for Jacquie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, Oncology Unit, 30 Bond Street, Toronto M5B 1W8. A celebration of Jacquie's life will take place on Wednesday, February 16th at 1: 30 p.m. at the Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road, 4 blocks east of Victoria Park, on the south side. Suitable business attire is requested.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-18 published
BROPHY, Beatrice Rose (DUSTOW)
Beatrice Rose (DUSTOW) BROPHY, passed away at her Maple Court Villa residence in Walkerton, on Sunday, January 16, 2005 in her 87th year. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband the late Harvey Elliott ROBB (1964.) She is survived by her daughter Elaine ASKEY (Peter) of London, her son Donald ROBB of Calgary, her grand_son Scott ASKEY (Cindy) of London and granddaughter Heather SKILLING (Ian) of London and her precious great granddaughter Alana SKILLING of London. She is also survived by her sisters Myrtle GRANT of Teeswater, Irene PERROTT (Charlie) of Guelph and Doris YACK (Homer) of Kitchener and her brother Oliver DUSTOW (Hilda) of Mildmay. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church, Walkerton. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Paul's United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
ROBERTS, Patricia Blanche (née ANNETT)
On Sunday, February 6th, 2005 at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Patricia Blanche ROBERTS of Toronto in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late O. Roy ROBERTS (December 1992.) Dear mother of chosen son Michael ANNETT and sisters-in-law Marge ANNETT of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Doris (Jack) COUPLAND of London. Survived by nieces and nephews Kay CAMPBELL of Alvinston, Shirley DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Beverly LEWIS of Petrolia, Wilma BELL of Strathroy, Alma ROBB of Ilderton, Joan ANNETT of Sarnia, Ross ANNETT of Brooks, Alberta, Jeanne ANNETT of Edmonton, Alberta, Robert ANNETT of Petrolia and Bill ANNETT of Wyoming. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews and many close caring Friends. Predeceased by her parents Wellington B. ANNETT and Blanche SHUGG, her sisters Gwendolyn (( BURR1997,)) Geraldine (1909) and Kathleen ((WINTER1998)) and her brothers Harold (1982,) Charlie (1998) and Ralph (1983). Family and Friends will be received at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, on Wednesday February 9th from 1 pm until 2 pm when the Funeral Service will be held. Reverend Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating with interment at the Alvinston Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Education of young children was Patricia's main concern and she taught in the Allenby Public School, Toronto for many years. She was Past Matron (Faith) Aloha Chapter, Eastern Star. While she was a very private person, she was generous in helping others. Her rose garden and fish pond were very important to her, especially after ret irement.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-18 published
MELTON, Marion Joyce (née LUNO)
On Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia, Marion Joyce (LUNO) MELTON, age 75 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Arthur MELTON (1996.) Survived by Leoni (Robert 2003) DEAN, Carlisle, Yvonne and Paul JOHNSON, Haliburton, Mabel and Don ROBB, Wyoming, Gloria (Bill 1996) MELTON, Wyoming. Survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents G. Douglas (1998) and Muriel Rawson (1989) LUNO, sister Donna (1978,) brother Gerald (2004,) nephew Tim JOHNSON (1979,) in-laws Ross (1995) and Irene (1997) COPLEY.
Employed for 30 years at Prestolite and a long time member of Huron Oaks Golf Club, Marion also attended London Road West United Church. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia with Reverend Marilyn TOWNSEND- SMITH officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Road West United Church Memorial Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-21 published
ROBB, Betty (DONALDSON)
Betty (DONALDSON) ROBB of London in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Bev ROBB for 50 years. Arrangements incomplete. Arrangements entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 227-4211. For further details see tomorrow's edition or www.haskettfh.com.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-22 published
ROBB, Betty (DONALDSON)
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, London on Friday, August 19, 2005 Betty (DONALDSON) ROBB of London in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Bev ROBB for 50 years. Dear mother of Sheree and Dale FLEISCHAUER of Listowel, Lori and Gregg ALLAN of Guelph, Paul and Kathy ROBB of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Reid and Gillian ROBB of Cairo, Egypt. Dear grandmother of Chrystal COLQUHOUN, Kyra and Taryn FLEISCHAUER; Mark and Bryce ALLAN; Jordan, Alyson and Danica ROBB; and Lucy and Katie ROBB. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley and Bob McCALL of Chatham, Joan and Maurice HUTTON of Lakeside, Ann and Murray McLEAN of Parkhill, Jean ROBB and the late Ken ROBB, Rocky ROBB and the late Flo ROBB, Jack and Irene ROBB, Jean and Don ROBINSON and Meredith ROBB. Predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy DONALDSON. Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial service which will be held at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd., London on Friday, August 26th at 10 a.m. with Reverend Dr. David WILLIAMSON officiating. Cremation with interment Medway Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangments entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan 227-4211. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
ROBB, Betty
We, the family of Betty ROBB, would like to express our thanks and appreciation to our relatives and Friends for your support after the loss of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you for the visits, calls, cards, food, kind words and prayers. Thank you also to: the doctors and the 8th floor staff at University Hospital for your care and helpfulness during Betty's last week Bill HASKETT of Haskett's Funeral Home for his professional assistance Rev. Dr. David WILLIAMSON for his continued support and special efforts to be with us; and Siloam United Church for the wonderful facilities used during the visitation, service and luncheon. A special thank you goes out to the St. Elizabeth nursing and home care staff who looked after Betty during her illness and to Dr. MEREDITH for his dedicated care. Bev and family

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-17 published
ROBB, Betty
We, the family of Betty ROBB, would like to express our thanks and appreciation to our relatives and Friends for your support after the loss of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you for the visits, calls, cards, food, kind words and prayers. Thank you also to: the doctors and the 8th floor staff at University Hospital for your care and helpfulness during Betty's last week Bill HASKETT of Haskett's Funeral Home for his professional assistance Rev. Dr. David WILLIAMSON for his continued support and special efforts to be with us; and Siloam United Church for the wonderful facilities used during the visitation, service and luncheon. A special thank you goes out to the St. Elizabeth nursing and home care staff who looked after Betty during her illness and to Dr. MEREDITH for his dedicated care. Bev and family

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-07 published
HEDDINGTON, Anna Mae (SIMS)
Peacefully at home on November 4th, 2005, Anna Mae HEDDINGTON (SIMS) in her 85th year. Beloved wife to the late Robert HEDDINGTON (1990.) Dear mother of Judi and her husband Norm WILSON, Robert HEDDINGTON and his wife Diane, and the late Barbara FORTNUM (1991) all of London. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Florence KERTON (1995.) Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Monday November 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Funeral Chapel on Tuesday November the 8th at 11: 00 a.m. with Elder Helen ROBB officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. HEDDINGTON

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
ROBB, Gordon
In memory of Gordon, husband, father, and grandfather, who passed away December 7, 2004 Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow, I am the diamonds glint on snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain I am gentle autumn's rain. Lovingly remembered by wife Helen, and family.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-22 published
ROBB, Maud
In loving memory of a loving mother and grandmother, Maud ROBB, who passed away 25 years ago, December 22, 1980. Meredith ROBB

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-31 published
ROBB, Bryan, L.L.B.
Peacefully at home Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the age of 57. Beloved husband to Catherine MONTGOMERY for 29 years. Loving father to Andrew and Alex. Loving son to John and Marion ROBB of Levack, Ontario. Loving son-in-law to Lindsay and Isabel MONTGOMERY of Cobden, Ontario. Much loved brother to Sally (Bill TINDALE) of Stoney Creek, Sandra (Gerrard McANDREW) of Sudbury and Lorie (Warren GORDON) of Mississauga. Bryan will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and colleagues. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held from Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway (at Prince Edward Dr.) on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Health Centre or The Canadian Red Cross.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-07 published
FULTON, Ernest W. " Ernie"
Passed away at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Evelyn ROBB, for 63 years. Loving father of John and his wife Jill, Catherine and her husband Jim CADE, Robert and his wife Chris. Much loved grandfather of Jennifer and Tom, Jessica, Jeffrey, Matthew, Emily, Paul, Meredith, Erin and great-grandfather of Sophia. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private family service with interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-28 published
BARRETT, Doris Grace
Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Monday, June 27, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert E. BARRETT. Dear mother of Marilyn GUAY and her husband Reuben, Wayne BARRETT and his wife Cathy and Ruth ROBB and her husband James. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephew. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery with a reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2, would be appreciated.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-29 published
FREILICH, Frances (RABINOWITCH- WHITE/WHYTE)
On Friday, October 28, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Frances FREILICH, loving mother of Lawrence WHITE/WHYTE of California, Barbara and Barry SISKIND, and the late Stephen WHITE/WHYTE. Dear sister of Riva LINDSAY. Predeceased by Joseph RABINOWITCH, Leslie ROBB, and Molly LEVINE. Devoted grandmother of Dan and Audrey, Renee and Brad, Ken, Reuven, Mark and Lynda, Bob and Carol, Cory and Zoe, Jillian, Geoffrey and Suzanne. Devoted great grandmother of Kevin, Julianna, Noah, Leah, Aidyn, Zoe, Daniel, and Moses. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, October 30th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment, Jones Avenue Cemetery. Shiva 42 Balmoral Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Frances Freilich Endowment Fund, c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
ROBB, Joseph Owen Robert (May 30, 1976-October 27, 2005)
Beloved son, brother and friend, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with germ cell cancer, at the age of 29. He is greatly loved and missed by his parents, Neil and Julie, sister Rachel, Nanny OWEN, and loving girlfriend Marisa, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends in Canada and abroad. Many thanks for the care and support from Dr. KAIZER and Dr. MYERS and the caring staff at Credit Valley Hospital. Special thanks also to Dr. Padraig WARDE and Dr. MOORE of Princess Margaret Hospital. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home 'Brampton Chapel', 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Private family service to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation at www.livestrong.org

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
BROWN, David Robert
At McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in his 47th year. Cherished father of Erin, Jordan and Dylan BROWN. Loving son of Donald R. BROWN and his wife Sheila of Orangeville. Dear brother of Joanne BROWN of Georgetown, Marion GARDNER (Ian) of Mississauga and Stephen BROWN (Collette) of Brampton. Fondly remembered by Aileen BROWN. Loved uncle of Sterling ROBB of Mississauga and Stephanie YARNELL of Brampton. David is predeceased by his mother Pat BROWN (1990.) Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. A private family interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
ROBB, Bryan, L.L.B.
Peacefully at home Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the age of 57. Beloved husband to Catherine MONTGOMERY for 29 years. Loving father to Andrew and Alex. Loving son to John and Marion ROBB of Levack, Ontario. Loving son-in-law to Lindsay and Isabel MONTGOMERY of Cobden, Ontario. Much loved brother to Sally (Bill TINDALE) of Stoney Creek, Sandra (Gerrard McANDREW) of Sudbury and Lorie (Warren GORDON) of Mississauga. Bryan will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and colleagues. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held from Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway (at Prince Edward Dr.) on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Ifdesired, donations to St. Joseph's Health Centre or The Canadian Red Cross.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
FULTON, Ernest W. " Ernie"
Passed away at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Evelyn ROBB, for 63 years. Loving father of John and his wife Jill, Catherine and her husband Jim CADE, Robert and his wife Chris. Much loved grandfather of Jennifer and Tom, Jessica, Jeffrey, Matthew, Emily, Paul, Meredith, Erin and great-grandfather of Sophia. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private family service with interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
ROBERTS, Patricia Blanche (née ANNETT)
On Sunday, February 6th, 2005 at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Patricia Blanche ROBERTS of Toronto in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late O. Roy ROBERTS (December 1992.) Dear mother of chosen son Michael ANNETT, and sisters-in-law Marge ANNETT of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Doris (Jack) COUPLAND of London. Survived by nieces and nephews Kay CAMPBELL of Alvinston, Shirley DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Beverly LEWIS of Petrolia, Wilma BELL of Strathroy, Alma ROBB of Ilderton, Joan ANNETT of Sarnia, Ross ANNETT of Brooks, Alberta, Jeanne ANNETT of Edmonton, Alberta, Robert ANNETT of Petrolia and Bil ANNETT of Wyoming. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews and many close caring Friends. Predeceased by her parents Wellington B. ANNETT and Blanche SHUGG, her sisters Gwenndolyn (BURR) (1997,) Geraldine (1909) and Kathleen (WINTER) (1998) and her brothers Harold (1982,) Charlie (1998) and Ralph (1983). Family and Friends will be received at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford (519-876-2218) on Wednesday, February 9th from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. when the Funeral Service will be held. Reverend Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating with interment at the Alvinston Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Education of young children was Patricia's main concern and she taught in the Allenby Public School, Toronto for many years. She was Past Matron (Faith) Aloha Chapter, Eastern Star. While she was a very private person, she was generous in helping others. Her rose garden and fish pond were very important to her, especially after retirement.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-24 published
FRASER, Elizabeth (née PIKE)
Passed away peacefully at Parkview Home, Stouffville on Friday, February 11, 2005, age 96 years, 10 months and 29 days. Elizabeth was born in Markham to a long line of pioneer settlers, and spent her formative years at the Pike family homestead on Reesor Road. A talented student, she graduated in Nursing from the Toronto General Hospital, and later married Investment Advisor, Donald Geddie FRASER, now deceased, a native of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Elizabeth was a loving mother to her son David Bruce FRASER, a Civil Engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth LEUTCECHER, a Nurse, both now deceased. She was also predeceased by her five siblings-sisters Mary (Mrs. John ROBB), Stella, Alice Catherine (Mrs. Cameron GRAHAM,) and brothers, James Norman (Ruth WEIR) and John Lawrence (Suzetta REESOR.) She will be deeply missed by her loving grandchildren, Jonathan Bruce FRASER, an Architect, and Laurie Elizabeth FRASER, a Commercial Pilot, as well as Jonathan's wife, Erin CORNING, and her two great-grand_sons, Ian David Corning FRASER and James Doyle FRASER, all residents of the United States. Elizabeth's warmth, energy, steadfast devotion and infectious sense of humour will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other family members and many Friends. Her positive outlook and loving spirit will live on in all those who were fortunate to know her. Family members wish to express their gratitude to the Staff at Parkview Home for their expertise and care during the past four years. Visitation will be held at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street, Markham on Friday, March 4, 2005 from 10: 00 a.m. with service to follow at 11: 00 a.m. in the chapel. For those who wish, contributions to the Parkview Home Building Fund, 481 Rupert Avenue, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 1T7 would be appreciated.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-18 published
ROBB, J. David
After a very brief illness, passed away quietly at Lakeridge Health Corp., Oshawa, with family at his side, on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Colleen ROBB for 46 years. Loving Dad of Diana and her husband Dan VAILLANCOURT, Wendy and her husband Ray NADON, Kelly and her husband Steve KEENAN, Martin ROBB and Kevin ROBB. Cherished Granpa of Mark, Amy, Andrew and Karly. David has gone to join his great-grandchildren Skyler, Colton and Blake, already in Heaven. Brother and best friend of Don and Marlene ROBB, Chris and Jennifer ROBB, Patty and Gino FERRARI. Brother-in-law of Betty and VAN VANDERBEEK, Donna and Brian DAVIS and the late Louise MITCHELL. David will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Cadillac Raceway buddies and many Friends who touched his life. A service will be held at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Memorial donations in memory of David made to Hearth Place (Cancer Support Centre) would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to Emergency and Intensive Care Unit staff at Lakeridge Health Corp., Oshawa for their outstanding care and compassion.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
LONGHURST, Patricia Margaret
At Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Sunday, April 17, 2005, in her 73rd year. Patricia LONGHURST, beloved wife of Irwin (Arn,) and dear mother of Betty BERNIER (Stu) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ed LONGHURST (Marlyn) of Keswick, Kathy GATES (Bob) of Stouffville, June KING (Blaine) of Beaverton, Wesley LONGHURST (Gloria) of Holland Landing, and Joseph LONGHURST (Helen) of Alliston.) Proud grandmother of ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Sister of John COLLINS, Sheila BROCK, and the late Barb ROBB. Patricia will be sadly missed by Shirley and Paul Ranger. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
McVEAN, Euphemia " Faye" (née WATSON)
Peacefully at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 in her 86th year. Faye was a World War 2 Veteran serving with the Army (Nursing Sisters). Devoted wife of the late James McVEAN (1995.) Loving mother of Joan and her husband Don ROBB and Alex McVEAN and his wife Susan. Dear grandmother of Melanie and Chad McVEAN and his wife Jennifer. Thank you to her many Friends for their acts of kindness and support. Faye was a long standing member of Hamilton Golf and Country Club where she enjoyed the love of the game with her Friends. A special thank you to the Staff of Appleby Place and Carpenter Hospice for their tender care and compassion. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Faye to the Carpenter Hospice or Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation (Cancer Clinic) would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
ROBB, Reta (née WHALEY)
Of Harriston. At Royal Terrace, Palmerston on Saturday, June 18, 2005 in her 99th year. Wife of the late Harry E. ROBB and mother of Connie BILINSKI of Harriston, Eleanor WILSON of Oakville and Harry 'Duke' ROBB Jr. of Owen Sound. Grandmother of Michael, Peter and Leslie BILINSKI, Wendy BARRIE, Nancy and Dave WILSON, Jennifer WIERNIKOWSKI and Susan ROBB and great-grandmother of Alexander, Elizabeth and Mark WIERNIKOWSKI, Jenna, Jay and William BARRIE. Predeceased by her brothers Wilfred, Lyle and Arnott 'Sam' WHALEY and by her parents Samuel and Annie (MOHR) WHALEY. Reta lived most of her life in the Clifford and Harriston area. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, she was an accomplished musician and served as organist at Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church for many years. Reta was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by many. Thanks to Mary and Don RIVERS (cousin) and Donna HONSINGER (niece,) all from the London area who visited mom frequently at the nursing home. The family is grateful for the care given to mother at Royal Terrace. To all the caregivers there, management and staff and the many visits by Reverend Calvin LEWIS, the family offers our heartfelt gratitude. Friends may call at Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston on Wednesday, June 22 for visitation from 12: 00 noon until the time of funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church would be appreciated and may be made through the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
BARRETT, Doris Grace
Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Monday, June 27, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert E. BARRETT. Dear mother of Marilyn GUAY and her husband Reuben, Wayne BARRETT and his wife Cathy and Ruth ROBB and her husband James. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephew. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery with a reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2, would be appreciated.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-09 published
CAMERON, Margaret Jean
At Kingston General Hospital on Friday, October 7, 2005, Jean CAMERON of Victoria Street, Havelock, in her 78th year. Dear cousin of Alvin ROBB and the late Marie ROBB. Also survived by several other cousins. Very dear friend of Maude ESDALE of Havelock. Friends and family are invited to call at Campbellford Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 12th from 12: 00 noon until Service time of 2: 00 p.m., Reverend Lionel PYE officiating. Interment at a later date at the Stone Church Cemetery in Beaverton. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to the Gideons or the Carnpbellford Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Brett Funeral Chapel, Havelock (705) 778-2231.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
FREILICH, Frances (RABINOWITCH- WHITE/WHYTE)
On Friday, October 28, 2005, at Baycrest Hospital. Frances FREILICH, loving mother of Lawrence WHITE/WHYTE of California, Barbara and Barry SISKIND, and the late Stephen WHITE/WHYTE. Dear sister of Riva LINDSAY. Predeceased by Joseph RABINOWITCH, Leslie ROBB, and Molly LEVINE. Devoted grandmother of Dan and Audrey, Renee and Brad, Ken, Reuven, Mark and Lynda, Bob and Carol, Cory and Zoe, Jillian, Geoffrey and Suzanne. Devoted great-grandmother of Kevin, Julianna, Noah, Leah, Aidyn, Zoe, Daniel, and Moses. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, October 30th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment, Jones Avenue Cemetery. Shiva 42 Balmoral Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Frances Freilich Endowment Fund, c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
ROBB, Joseph Owen Robert (May 30, 1976-October 27, 2005)
Beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully, after a long and courageous battle with germ cell cancer, at the age of 29. He is greatly loved and missed by his parents Neil and Julie, sister Rachel, Nanny OWEN, and loving girlfriend Marisa, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends in Canada and abroad. Many thanks for the care and support from Dr. KAIZER and Dr. MYERS and the caring staff at Credit Valley Hospital. Special thanks also to Dr. Padraig WARDE and Dr. MOORE of Princess Margaret Hospital. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Private family service to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation at www.livestrong.org

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
STERRITT, Jack
Surrounded by the love of his family, Jack slept peacefully away at Ross Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 26, 2005. He bravely accepted a diagnosis of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare and little known disease. Jack was such a good person and loved by many. He will be deeply missed by his wife Dorothy (ROBB) to whom he was a devoted husband for 54 years. Always proud to call him Dad and Grandpa are his sons David and Stephen, his daughter Janice and his grand_sons Bryan and Greg STERRITT and Scott TUROSKY. Dear father-in-law of Janice STERRITT and Bob TUROSKY and a friend of Ken LIVINGSTONE. Family and Friends will be received at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service at Trinity United Church, William Street, Bobcaygeon, on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Trinity United Church would be appreciated. Jack's family wishes to express their thanks to the Palliative Care Unit of Ross Memorial Hospital for their loving care. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
HUEHN, Evelyn (formerly GRAHAM, née AYERS)
Wife of Ted and the late Oscar. Peacefully, while residing at Guildwood Extendicare, on Thursday, December 1, 2005, in her 90th year. Dearly loved and cherished Auntie Evy of Debbie McQUESTON, her husband Gary and sons Darren and Kyle of Pickering. We treasure the very special and important part she played in our lives. Fondly remembered by nephew Scott GRANT, his wife Kathy and daughters Sarah, Laura and Caitlin of Saskatoon. Beloved sister of Jack AYERS (deceased,) Irene GRANT (deceased) and May OKE and their spouses. Dear aunt of Donna SIDSWORTH, Marilyn HOLMESHAW, Lynda CLARK, Janet ROBB (deceased) and Jim OKE and their families. Auntie Evy always had a twinkle in her eye, a smile on her face and a keen sense of humour. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Please remember her with love and happy memories. A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Guildwood Extendicare for ensuring that Ev's last years were happy, dignified and comfortable. You had truly become Ev's close extended family and your kindness, respect and compassion for her and Debbie's family are deeply appreciated. Respecting Auntie Evy's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Donations in her memory may be made to Guildwood Extendicare, 60 Guildwood Parkway, Toronto, Ontario M1E 1N9 or a charity of your choice. Auntie Evy - we only hope you knew how much we loved you and now you can whistle to your favourite songs whenever you wish!

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-16 published
BALDWIN, Anna Viola
Peacefully, in her 83rd year, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, December 15, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Herb BALDWIN. Survived by her brother Russ ROBB (Pat) of Stroud, her sister Eileen HARE (Wilf) of Barrie, niece Anne WIERSMA of Holland, cousin Reg WHELLOCK (Doreen) of England, and many British relatives. Dear friend of Jean PAMENTER and Marika OLESHNIA. She will also be remembered fondly by Friends at the Church of the Transfiguration and Briton House. Special thanks to Father Michael BURGESS of the Church of the Transfiguration for his pastoral care and support, and Doctors MORGAN and NAQUVI, Nurse Emily and the staff of D3 at Sunnybrook for their excellent care. Visitation Sunday, December 18, 2005 from 12: 30-4 p.m. at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton), 416-489-8811. Funeral Service in the Chapel Monday, December 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Sunnybrook Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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