ROBBLEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
JOHNSTON, Murray Douglas
Peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2005 Murray Douglas JOHNSTON passed away in his 74th year. Predeceased by his mother Ida PANGLE, and father and step mother Murray and Mazie JOHNSTON. Beloved husband of Barb (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART.) Loving father of Michael (Melodie) of Magrath, Alberta, Pat (Darlene) of Calgary, Alberta, Mitch (Joanne) of Newmarket, Ontario, Wendy TREMBLAY (Michel) of Kapuskasing, Ontario. Dear grandfather of Jason, Crystal, Chynna, Matthew, Rebecca, Darryl, Ryan, Randy, Colleen, Jeremy, Robert and Kevin. Great grandpa of Alexander and Caitlyn. Dear brother of Marion JONES, Betty ROBBLEE (Vic), Ray JOHNSTON, James PANGLE (Frankie) and Linda MAUDSLEY (Jim.) Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell) for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Parkinsons Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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ROBBLEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
ROBBLEE, Margaret
In loving memory of a dear mother and friend, Margaret ROBBLEE who passed away September 16th, 2000. It's been 5 years, Since you passed away, We still remember that Sorrowful day. Your memory is with us, Alive and true, There's not a day goes by, That we don't think of you. Ken, Joan, Gord and family.

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ROBELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-16 published
ROBELLA, Stanley
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, loving husband to Patricia. Dear father to Juanita, Donna, Maggie, Joy, Gena and Ricardo. He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren and remembered by his extended family and Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Sunday, December 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Monday, December 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 21 Markanna Dr.

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ROBERGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-26 published
BROWN, Emma Anais " Babe"
At Montreal General on February 19, 2005 at age 88 years, passed away, Emma Anais "Babe". She will be sorely missed by her loving sister and brother-in-law Florence and Pierre DELAGRAVE, her nephews Vaughan BRUNEAU (Mary,) their four daughters and six grandchildren, all of Vancouver, and dear Friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Fred, sister-in-law Rose, sister Marie LUSSIER and brother Tony BRUNEAU.
After the death of her husband Fred of Toronto, Babe moved to Montreal to reside with her sister and brother-in-law.
A special thanks to Christine DAGUERRE- MASSIEU and her husband George who were very attentive during the past year as was her good friend Phillipe ROBERGE. The family would also like to thank Dr. LUSSIER and the very kind staff at the Montreal General Hospital.
A private service was held on Friday, February 25, 2005.

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ROBERGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
AITKEN, Margaret Patricia
Margaret Patricia AITKEN was born in Winnipeg in 1942. Saturday, October 8, 2005, in the company of her much-loved partner Derek WILKINSON, a car accident took her life. She leaves behind her cherished daughter Sheila, son-in-law Andrew, new and greatly adored grand_son Gavin Arman Aitken MORROW of Toronto, her mother Agnes 'Muz' SPEECHLY of Mississauga, and her sister Cathy, brother-in-law Doug, niece Kristin, and nephew Jeff ROBERGE, of Milton. Whether receiving her Honours B.A. and M.A., further studying Rhetoric in graduate school, or teaching English at high school or university, education and language skills were a vital part of her life. At times she worked at the CTV, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Office of the Mayor of Greater Sudbury. At the time of her death, she was the proprietor of Northern Writing Services, consulting for a variety of private and public organizations. Pat was a devoted member of the Sudbury community, happily supporting local businesses, donating to many charities and causes, and participating on boards and committees. She was always ready to share a kind word or provide help and understanding for those in need. Pat led a rich and textured life. She was a great lover of the outdoors as well as a seasoned traveler, a fabulous cook who loved to entertain, a devotee of the arts, and a dedicated churchgoer at St. Andrew's United where she sang Alto in the choir. She was an intellectual, a dog lover, a blues-and-jazz aficionada, and a true Toronto Blue Jays fan. Above all, Pat cherished, and was in turn loved by, her vast network of Friends and family. She will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service for her at St. Andrew's United Church in Sudbury on Sunday, October 16th at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice.

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ROBERGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
SPEECHLY, Agnes G. " Muz"
Peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2005 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Leslie B. SPEECHLY. Cherished mother of Catherine and her husband Doug ROBERGE, and the late Patricia AITKEN and Janet McCARNEY. Loving grandmother to Sheila AITKEN- MORROW and her husband Andrew, Kristin ROBERGE and Jeff ROBERGE and great grandmother to Gavin AITKEN- MORROW. Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her many family and Friends. Friends may call at St. Olaves Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave., on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 from 1 o'clock until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 o'clock. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Second Century Fund at St. Olaves Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ROBERSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-13 published
I Remember -- Peter JENNINGS
By Peter DESBARATS, Saturday, August 13, 2005, Page S11
Most of the public recollections of Peter JENNINGS have cited his generosity, particularly when it came to other journalists. I experienced an outstanding example of this.
It was near the end of the 1980s. I had been the journalism dean at the University of Western Ontario since 1981. A large part of this job, and similar positions in academia, was raising money. Someone came up with a brilliant idea -- we would gather together a dozen of the top Canadian journalists from home and abroad for a public celebration of their talent. It would be truly a "Gathering of the Giants."
From the outset it was evident that we would need the support of the "giant of giants," Peter JENNINGS. Clearly, he had achieved that status among Canadian journalists working in Canada, in the United States and elsewhere. He was in a class by himself.
So I flew to New York to have lunch with him. This had been surprisingly easy to arrange, despite the fact that our paths had not previously crossed. There is a camaraderie among journalists that I had experienced on assignment in many countries and Peter was a prime example of this.
We enjoyed an unpretentious lunch in the ABC network's cafeteria and chatted about mutual Friends before I made my pitch. After a minimum of discussion he agreed to be one of our giants. The rest soon followed: the two other Peters, MANSBRIDGE and GZOWSKI the two Barbaras, FRUM and AMIEL; Morley Safer from 60 Minutes, Lloyd ROBERSTON of CTV, Allan FOTHERINGHAM, Sydney Gruson of The New York Times, Jeffrey SIMPSON of The Globe and Mail, Henry CHAMP of CTV, Robert McNeil of PBS and Richard GWYN of the Toronto Star, for a total of 13.
Months later, after a tremendous amount of work by my committee in Toronto, we were approaching the big night at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre. There had been a few minor bumps along the way, but Peter JENNINGS was still on board. By this time I had learned to appreciate how unusual this was.
Peter gave me to understand that ABC wasn't particularly keen on anything that highlighted his Canadian background and citizenship. I also got the impression that his prominent role in this fundraiser was unusual and probably would not have been undertaken for a journalism school in the United States.
In the final weeks I began to worry about some major news event conflicting with our gathering and taking Peter to some far-flung but newsworthy corner of the world. He couldn't guarantee that this wouldn't happen but simply repeated that he would make every effort to attend.
My nightmare came true when the destruction of the Berlin Wall in November, 1989, unleashed a whole series of European events. I can't remember exactly which one conflicted with our gathering, only that it was significant enough to make me almost abandon hope. But Peter arrived on schedule in a private plane from New York, stopping for our event in Toronto before flying immediately that night to some European capital or other.
I watched him on the screen the following night in amazement, not so much for his profound professionalism but for his amazing Friendship and generosity.
But there's more. After our Oscar-type celebration of the 13 giants on the convention centre's main stage -- complete with video highlights of their careers and mini-interviews by 13 awestruck journalism students -- and after a lavish buffet supper ("food from the news capitals of the world"), the entertainment consisted of a mock newscast anchored by Peter JENNINGS, Lloyd ROBERTSON and Peter MANSBRIDGE. The rest of the 13 were in a nearby studio supposedly reporting from Washington, London, Moscow and other impressive datelines.
Peter gave my script for this tomfoolery his full attention, reading it carefully beforehand, underlining certain parts and rehearsing under his breath. The other two anchors quickly rose to the challenge, providing our audience with a hilarious display of competitive news delivery as they worked shamelessly to milk laughs from their appreciative audience.
The only restriction placed by Peter on this unique performance was that no one in the control room would make an unauthorized pirate tape of it. And as far as I know, no one did, because I'm sure it would have turned up by now.
We raised about $80,000 for the journalism school that night and I always felt that I had never thanked him properly. So thanks, Peter. You stood for everything that was thoughtful, professional and generous about journalism at its best.
Peter DESBARATS, a former Global television anchor, was dean of the graduate journalism program at the University of Western Ontario from 1981 to 1996.

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ROBERT o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-09 published
CRAFTS, Delbert (né CHASE)
Delbert Chase CRAFTS a resident of R.R.#6 Thamesville, passed away peacefully at the C.K.H.A. Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at the age of 89. Born in Harwich Twp. son of the late David and Myra CHASE and adopted son of the late Bentley and Emma (CHASE) CRAFTS. Delbert farmed in Chatham Twp for many years and drove transport as well. He was an avid fisherman and spent 22 years vacationing winters in Florida. Beloved husband for 68 years to Ellen (RYCKMAN) CRAFTS. Loving father of Dorothy and Ross TAILOR/TAYLOR of Dresden. Also loved by his grandchildren Sharon EVERITT and Steve ROBERT of Brantford, Susan & Ken LAMARSH of Wheatley, Jane and Al LAMARSH of Wallaceburg, Cathy and Gord VICKERD of Courtright and Brian and Cathy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Wallaceburg. Sadly missed by 12 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Dear brother of Helen EUBANKS of Michigan. Predeceased by his brothers Jack, Roy, Bentley, Harold and a sister Ida Mae. The CRAFTS family received Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Pieter SCHINKELSHOEK of Chatham officiating. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Alzheimer's Society or the charity of ones choice. "A tree will be planted in memory of Delbert CRAFTS in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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ROBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-12 published
SNIDERMAN, William " Bill"
Violinist, Bandleader, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in Toronto, where he was born in 1909. Predeceased by his beloved Ruth with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Loving father of Susan MARCUS and Richard SNIDERMAN and proud Papa of Tammy MARCUS. He will be sadly missed, especially at family gatherings by Rozanne GRIMARD, D'Arcy ROBERT and Jim STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Betty SNIDERMAN, his sister Clara SMITH and his brother Harold SNIDERMAN. Florence and Irving ROTHER and Anne SNIDERMAN will always have memories of their lifetime with Bill and Ruth. He will also be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to the staff at Village Park Retirement Home for the affection and care they gave. Bill's music was enjoyed by so many in London England, New York and especially Toronto, where countless families will remember 'Bill Sniderman and his Orchestra'! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The William Sniderman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324. Funeral service will be held at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St. (south of Eglinton) on Friday, May 13, 2005 at noon. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva for 3 days concluding Sunday evening, at 533 Palmerston Blvd.

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ROBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
SNIDERMAN, William " Bill"
Violinist, Bandleader, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in Toronto, where he was born in 1909. Predeceased by his beloved Ruth with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Loving father of Susan MARCUS and Richard SNIDERMAN and proud Papa of Tammy MARCUS. He will be sadly missed, especially at family gatherings by Rozanne GRIMARD, D'Arcy ROBERT and Jim STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Betty SNIDERMAN, his sister Clara SMITH and his brother Harold SNIDERMAN. Florence and Irving ROTHER and Anne SNIDERMAN will always have memories of their lifetime with Bill and Ruth. He will also be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to the staff at Village Park Retirement Home for the affection and care they gave. Bill's music was enjoyed by so many in London, England, New York, and especially Toronto, where countless families will remember "Bill Sniderman and his Orchestra"! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The William Sniderman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324. Funeral service will be held at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St. (south of Eglinton) on Friday, May 13, 2005 at noon. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva for 3 days concluding Sunday evening at 533 Palmerston Blvd.

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ROBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
DESROCHES, Gerry " Gerrard"
Peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2005 in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Mary DESROCHES. Dear step-father of Mitchell and his wife Dee, Baron and his wife Sylvia, Raymond and his wife Nancy, Gordon and his wife Karen, Desi and his wife Wendy, Irene and her husband Allen. Loved grandfather of 17 granchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Brother of John and Leo. Predeceased by sister Germaine ROBERT. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 23, 2005 in St. Boniface Catholic Church (Markham Rd. and Kingston Rd.) at 11 a.m. Donations in memory of Gerry to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
SIMEC, Dorothy J. (née MARTELL)
At 67. New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Dorothy SIMEC passed away peacefully in her home on October 27, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Viola (MacEACHERN) MARTELL. She is survived by her sons, Francis, New Waterford, and Michael (Marci), Barrie, Ontario; sisters Ellen HENDRY, Johanna (Peter) McGILLIVARY, both of New Victoria, Patricia (Lorne) ROBERT, Ontario, Shirley (Peter) BURNS, Ottawa and brothers Francis and Gervase, both of New Waterford. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents and husband Michael. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Funeral Home. Dorothy will be laid to rest at a later date. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent directly to the family at www.mclellanfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-16 published
PORTEOUS, James Barry
On Wednesday, April 6, 2005 in Kingston in his 89th year, with family at his side. Happily married to Adele ROBERTON since June 1948, he was the proud father and father-in-law of Clare and Perry, James and Kathleen, and Patricia and was pleased to be the grandfather of Charity and Christopher SAFFORD, Andrew and Alexa PORTEOUS and Baillie CARD. Brother of Janet L. McDOUGALL of Knowlton, Québec
Born in Toronto in 1917, Barry moved with his family to Montreal. Educated at Selwyn House School, he graduated from McGill University, B.Comm. '38 and joined the firm of Creak, Cushing and Hodgson, Chartered Accountants. At the outbreak of war, he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery and completed his officers' training in Kingston in the spring of 1940. He joined 1st Canadian Division Artillery in England in the summer of 1940. Trained in Combined Operations, he took part as a Forward Observation Officer for Naval Shore Fire in the Sicily and Italy landings, summer 1943 and remained with 1st Canadian Division Artillery. He was posted to 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade Tactical Headquarters, November 1943, and promoted to General Service Officer III in April 1944. Barry completed Camberley Staff course (U.K.) in the late fall of 1944 and returned to various active postings in northwestern Europe. He came home in July 1945 after 65 months of continuous active service overseas, retaining the rank of Captain. He joined Greenshields, Hodgson, Racine Ltd., wholesale dry goods merchants in Old Montreal and was President and Chief Executive Officer from 1961-1971. Barry was also President of the Montreal Board of Trade from 1969-1970 and participated in several charitable ventures in addition to a successful business career. He sold his interest in Greenshields, Hodgson, Racine Ltd. in 1971 and began business as an independent Consultant to Management. In the spring of 1982 the family moved to Kingston, Ontario where he joined the Fort Frontenac Officer's Mess, the Kingston Gunners, Canadian Railroad Historical Association, the Kingston Yacht Club and founded the Kingston and Area Condominium Association.
Barry became interested in family geneology, organized the Porteous Associates International, designed the Porteous tartan, and was author of "The Porteous Story", being named Laird Elect in 1985. He supervised construction of the Porteous Memorial in Cairn on Hawkshaw Castle site near Tweedsmuir on the Scottish borders, and was Master of Ceremonies there for international reunions in 1990 and 1995. He retired from business life in 1997 to enjoy his family and Friends.
Recently in Edinburgh, Scotland, piper Jim McCourt, Cameron Highlanders, at the request of Tam Porteous, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, composed a catchy 6/8 march entitled "Captain James Barry Porteous, Royal Canadian Artillery" in appreciation of Barry's major contributions to the Porteous Associates and to commemorate his retirement as Laird Elect on March 29, 2003. A further honour took place on December 25, 2003 when the Directors elected Barry as first Honorary Laird for his unremitting efforts on behalf of the Porteous Associates. This was accompanied by a gift of a decanter and two scotch glasses of Edinburgh crystal each bearing the Porteous Cairn logo, and the decanter an inscription as to its significance. A fitting tribute and much appreciated.
In keeping with Barry's wishes, a private service was held in Kingston, followed by cremation and inurnment at Cataraqui Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to the charity of your choice in Mr. PORTEOUS' memory.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-01 published
ROBERTS, Kevin
In loving memory of my dear partner, Kevin, who passed away May A year has passed
Since God called you away,
But still we miss you
Each and every day,
What we wouldn't give
To take one more walk
Or just quietly sit and talk
Miss you, Kevin, and always will.
John, and all families and Friends.
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ROBERTS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-02 published
BENDER, Esther May (formerly GALBRAITH, née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday, April 29th, 2005. Esther BENDER (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) of Owen Sound in her 90th year. Wife of the late William F. GALBRAITH and the late Carl BENDER. Dear mother of Gerald GALBRAITH and his wife Laura, Marilyn and her husband Bill WESTLAKE all of Owen Sound, Wayne GALBRAITH and his wife Mary Lou of Meaford, Lloyd GALBRAITH of Kitchener, Karen and her husband Murray ORMSBY of Meaford, Ken GALBRAITH and his wife Jan of Bobcaygeon, Butch GALBRAITH and his wife Brenda of Owen Sound, Betty and her husband John TIPPIN of Meaford and Doris and her husband Dave CUTTING of Shallow Lake. Lovingly remembered by twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Sister of Ila and her husband Bill GRADY, Ruby LITSTER, Dorothy and her husband Wally MURRAY, Gladys and her husband Ted HARWOOD all of Owen Sound and Roberta ROBERTS of Barrie. Predeceased by three step-children Mildred TAILOR/TAYLOR, Muriel WRIGHT, Verna BARFOOT, a daughter-in-law Catherine GALBRAITH, two grand_sons Mervin ORMSBY and Joey GALBRAITH, one granddaughter Julie GALBRAITH one brother Howard ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and three sisters Laurene FOSSOLD, Marjorie CAUDLE and Florence DEALY. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Rockcliffe Gospel Temple, 10 - 4th Avenue, West, Owen Sound on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation M.R.I. Fund or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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ROBERTS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-18 published
GREER/GRIER, Helen Rachel
Peacefully with family at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, October 16th, 2005. Helen Rachel GREER/GRIER, of Picton, formerly of Simcoe, Owen Sound, Peterborough, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Leslie. Loving mother of David and his wife, Gail, of Picton and Peter and his wife, Linda, of Peterborough. Dear sister of the late Frances ROBERTS and Glenn HOSACK. A loving "gram" to Meagan, Melissa and a great "gram" to Joey and Brianna. Mrs. GREER/GRIER is resting at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service in the Chapel, on Thursday, October 20th at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Geoff CARR officiating. Cremation. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Picton United Church would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only please). Friends may call on Thursday from 1: 00 p.m. till the time of service at 2:00 p.m. On-line donations and condolence availabe at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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ROBERTS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-25 published
Deadly two days on our roads
Total of four people die in collisions Monday morning and Sunday
By Bill HENRY, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Page A1
Four people died in two highway collisions, one near Wiarton early Monday and another at Burgoyne Sunday.
The two unrelated collisions both involved three vehicles and happened at controlled intersections. Two people died in each.
Highway 6 was closed for several hours Monday morning as police diverted traffic around the intersection of Grey Road 17 where a farm tractor, pickup truck and a car were all involved in a collision that killed two people at about 6: 30 a.m., Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police said.
Steven McCARTNEY, 43, of Owen Sound, the driver of the truck, and his passenger Jeremy McCARTNEY, 27, of Hepworth, were both pronounced dead at the collision scene two kilometres south of Wiarton.
South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Const. Dave MEYER said it was raining and still dark when the crash happened.
The farm tractor was travelling north along the side of the road. The pickup truck collided with the side of the tractor and came to a stop upside down in the northbound lane.
Soon after, a car heading north collided with the truck and ended up in the west ditch. The 19-year-old driver, of Ayton, was in serious condition in hospital and a passenger was also injured. Their names had not been released Monday evening because next of kin had to be notified, MEYER said.
The tractor driver was not injured.
At about 5 p.m. Sunday at Burgoyne, two Windsor women who were passengers in a Jaguar were killed and three other people injured when the Jag struck a truck and then a van at the junction of Bruce Road 17 and Bruce Road 3.
The pickup truck was heading east on Road 17 and did not completely stop at the intersection. It collided with the Jag heading south on Road 3, which then struck the van, Saugeen Shores Police said in a news release.
Both the pickup driver, Christopher LEE, and passenger Helena LEE of Brampton were uninjured.
The driver of the Jaguar, Marlene LANCASTER, 56, of Windsor, was taken to hospital in Owen Sound with non life-threatening injuries. One passenger, Leona ROBERTS, 77, of LaSalle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, Flora ASSELTINE, 84, of Windsor was taken to hospital in Southampton and pronounced dead shortly after.
A nine-month-old infant in the van was in a car seat and was not injured.
Lisa COPPING, 24, of Paisley, the driver of the van, was treated for injuries at Chesley hospital.
A female passenger, Holly BARBE, 50, of Port Elgin was taken first to Chesley hospital, then airlifted to London with major but not life-threatening injuries.
The collision was still under investigation Monday and there were no charges.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
ROBERTS, Paige
Suddenly at Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Paige ROBERTS of London. Beloved infant daughter of Jordan and Angela ROBERTS. Dear sister of Jessica, Jacob and Marshall. Dear granddaughter of Peter and Susan ROBERTS, Rosemary ROBERTS and Detlef and Eleanor VON RUCZICKI. Dear great-granddaughter of Grandma HERTWIG. Dear niece of Marion and Shane JONES, Jennifer and Willie McGILL, Andrew VON RUCZICKI, Dwight and Stacy ROBERTS, Chris and Kelly ROBERTS, Garrett ROBERTS, Curtis ROBERTS, Dan and Becky LOKER and Dwaine and Barb HODGINS. Dear cousin of Austin and Arden. Dear great-niece of Gabe COLLIER and family, Brian HERTWIG and family, Terry HERTWIG and family and Karen BLAAK and family and many relatives in Germany. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will held in the chapel on Monday, January 10th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario, c/o London Health Sciences Centre Foundation, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
Police lay murder charge
Slashed tires and a broken window were found at the home of a slain woman.
By John HERBERT, Free Press Reporter
A young London woman is dead and a London man she knew has been charged with murder in the city's first homicide of the year. Police did not reveal the identity of the woman, who was found dead at 4: 15 a.m. yesterday at her home at 875 Thistledown Way, Unit 5.
But neighbours say the body was that of Laura WILSON, a woman in her early 20s who had recently left her boyfriend.
James William VANDERSANDEN, 23, of 485 Castlegrove Blvd., is charged with first-degree murder, break and enter, criminal harassment, mischief under $5,000 and assault with a weapon.
Police would not say what their relationship was but did confirm they knew each other.
"They had an association," said Det. Sgt. John PARE.
Police would not identify the woman until after an autopsy was completed.
"We spoke to her family, but we can't release the name. It's got to be done the proper way," PARÉ said.
Police would not say what weapon was used.
A shocked neighbour said Wilson lived alone in her mother's condo in the quiet, mostly-seniors Rembrandt Heights condominium complex, just west of the intersection of Wonderland and Sarnia roads.
WILSON had been living with a boyfriend, but recently returned to her mother's place, the neighbour said.
The condo is for sale and WILSON's mother and a younger sister had already moved out, the neighbour said.
WILSON was planning to live in the condo until it was sold, then move in with her mother, she said.
Police confirmed the dead woman was living alone.
But another woman was in the condo at the time of the attack, PARÉ said.
She suffered knife wounds and bleeding, fled the condo and called police from a neighbour's place, police said.
VANDERSANDEN was arrested about 5 a.m. after a short foot chase that ended near the London Aquatic Centre, in the backyard of a home on Blue Forest Place.
Yesterday morning, a silver Chrysler Sebring was parked in front of the condo, with three of its tires slashed.
A large front window near the entrance to the condo was smashed.
"I'm very shocked. She was a very nice woman," said neighbour Dave ROBERTS.
"I heard ambulances about 4: 30 in the morning, but I never heard any noise until then. I looked out the window and all the police were here."
"Nothing like this happens around here," added shocked neighbour Michael GIBBONS.
There were five homicides in London last year.
The most recent victim was William Gordon (Bill) SMITH, who was found face down in gravel outside his apartment at 206 Clarence St. near Simcoe Street November 16.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-13 published
GORRELL, Walter James
Walter James, suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, in his 47th year. Loved by his son Andrew MUTNJAKOVIC of North Bay. Sadly missed by his father Fred GORRELL of Oxford, Nova Scotia, his brother John GORRELL of Hamilton and his sisters Patsy ROBERTS and Alberta DUBÉ of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Funeral sevices were private. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-19 published
STAFFORD fought for the little guy
By Eric BUNNELL, Special to The Free Press
Saint Thomas -- Harold STAFFORD was remembered yesterday as a passionate advocate for the little guy, a benefactor who hid behind bluster, and a politician whose strong principals may have cost him a seat at the cabinet table. STAFFORD, a colourful and often controversial former Saint Thomas lawyer, died yesterday at his home at 83.
His was a life that his friend Bill JOHNSON, a fellow lawyer and Liberal, said yesterday may be impossible to sum up.
"He was such an intrinsically unique character that there are no parallels. There was only one mould and I think they broke it when they made Harold," he said.
"He would have been 84 on April 20. But Harold was like the Mississippi. You just expected him to continue to roll on."
Tributes yesterday came from as far away as Florida, including fellow former member of Parliament Eugene WHELAN, a prominent former agriculture minister.
"He served his country in many ways. Some people disagreed with him but to those of us who knew him, he was a darn good Canadian."
A native of New Brunswick, STAFFORD was introduced to Saint Thomas and his future wife, Betty during the Second World War. He came to the city as an air force sergeant who taught Commonwealth air crew.
Educated at the University of New Brunswick and the London School of Economics, STAFFORD was called to the bar in 1953 in Brantford and opened a Saint Thomas practice in 1955.
JOHNSON was a political science student studying Liberal fortunes in Elgin when he joined a candidate search in the riding and met STAFFORD, whom he subsequently recommended to the party.
JOHNSON, who later articled under STAFFORD, said there were two sides to the man -- gruff in public, but huge-hearted in private.
"He was a guy with a heart as big as the world. No one knows the good works he did, because of his bluff, curmudgeonly behaviour," he said.
He recalled STAFFORD once defended a 12-year-old boy hauled before the court on a charge of stealing a bicycle.
"His parents were as poor as church mice and this kid didn't have much chance of having anything. Harold not only defended the young man, but he went and bought him a bike."
JOHNSON said STAFFORD "had very strong principles and he would not vary from them."
STAFFORD's dislike of Pierre TRUDEAU was no secret, yet when the former Liberal prime minister died, STAFFORD was gracious in his tribute.
Driven to defend his clients, STAFFORD's principles also may have cost him his law practice.
He was forced in 2000 to resign from the bar as a condition of the Crown withdrawing a charge of obstruction of justice, arising from an allegation STAFFORD tried to influence a witness.
The allegation was never proved and STAFFORD continued to work as a paralegal.
After two failed bids, STAFFORD was elected Elgin member of Parliament in 1965 under then prime minister Lester PEARSON.
He retired from active politics following his 1972 defeat by Tory John WISE but maintained his interest in politics.
STAFFORD's hours and his late-night phone calls were the stuff of local legend.
JOHNSON recalled one judge giving weight to a client's alibi when the man testified he was in STAFFORD's office at 1 a.m.
WHELAN also remembered STAFFORD's ability to work long hours, as did former city lawyer Marietta ROBERTS, a former member of provincial parliament and now a judge.
"Harold had a brilliant mind and he was a very bright man," WHELAN said. "He'd stay up and work until two o'clock in the morning on cases or the work he had to do for Parliament. He had the stamina of four or five people."
Said Roberts of STAFFORD: "He lived life to the fullest and he gave his time and energy to the community for a number of years."
"Mind you," she added, "it might be 3 a.m."
Visitation hours for STAFFORD at Williams Funeral Home in St. Thomas are tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The funeral service is Friday at Knox Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-29 published
BOWLING, Donald Roy
At Bluewater Health - Mitton Site on Thursday, January 27, 2005, Donald Roy BOWLING, age 71, of Brights Grove, husband of Myrna BOWLING and the late Beatrice Betty BOWLING (1988.) Dear father of Howard BOWLING and his wife Laura-Lee of Mooretown, Tandra RAMATS and her husband John of Georgia and Ron BOWLING and his wife Linda of Corunna and step-father of Marshall, Lavern, Cathy and Brad. Grandfather of Krista-Lee, Ashley, Amber, Donald, Daniel, Bree-ann, Nathan, Jennifer, Brandon and Jacob. Brother of Cathy GREGORY of Aurora, Missouri. He was predeceased by his daughter Pamela Sue, father Odis BOWLING, mother Ruby, step-father Howard ROBERTS and a brother Bob.
Don was a member of the Ontario Petroleum Institute for many years, a member of Lambton Shrine Club and the Moore Masonic Lodge. He was the owner of Corunna Petroleum and Corunna Drilling until his retirement in 1998. He always enjoyed traveling in his motor home. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, (102 Victoria Street North, Sarnia) on Tuesday, February 1st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday afternoon and evening from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Shriners Hospital. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net. "Don was a very devoted father who cherished time with his children and grandchildren."

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-29 published
HUGHES- HAWLEY, Barbara Joan (formerly HUGHES, née McGILLIGAN)
Peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Barbara Joan HUGHES- HAWLEY, of Tillsonburg, in her 64th year. Born in Tillsonburg, Ontario, on June 8, 1941. Dear daughter of the late James McGILLIGAN and the late former Kathleen VINCE. Barbara was a lifelong resident of the Tillsonburg area, member of St. Charles Anglican Church, member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#153, Tillsonburg Auxiliary, weekly volunteer of Victorian Order of Nurses Oxford Wellness Day Program and Porter Volunteer at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.
Much loved wife of William G. HAWLEY. Dear mother and mother-in-law of: Diana Lynn and Paul MABEE, Brownsville; Larry Douglas and Shelley HUGHES, Brownville; Shelly Arlene HUGHES and dear friend Randy VAN LOUWE, Tillsonburg; Trevor Bert HAWLEY and Lisa, Tillsonburg. Predeceased by her first husband (Joe) David Earl HUGHES (1975.) Proud grandmother and Nana of ten grandchildren: David, Melissa, Christopher; Hanna, Sarah, Cameron; Marisa, Chandler; T.J., Brooke and by a great grand_son Keagan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of: James (Jim) and Tina McGILLIGAN, Petawawa, Ontario; Janet SMITH and dear friend Frenchie, Floral City, Florida; Robert McGILLIGAN, Toronto; Fred McGILLIGAN and Terry, Kingston and Alan McGILLIGAN and Julie, Tillsonburg. Also survived by a foster Mother, Pearl ROBERTS, Woodstock and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Barbara's request, there will be no public visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at St. Charles Anglican Church on Saturday, February 5, 2005, by Reverend Richard JONES. Inurment later in the family plot at St. Charles Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Care Partners Nursing or the St. Charles Anglican Church. The family will welcome relatives and Friends to a public gathering on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 12: 00 noon at the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#153, 16 Durham Street, Tillsonburg. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Verhoeve Funeral Homes Limited, 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg, (519-842-4238).

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
VISSER, James
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Monday, January 31, 2005 Mr. James VISSER of Vanastra in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Hilda VISSER. Loving father of Norman and Marcia VISSER of Ingersoll, Angela and Peter SIKKEMA of Ridgetown, Mel VISSER and Margarita TERI of Fergus, Marian VISSER and Greg ROBERTS of Newmarket. Loving grandfather of Derek, Anna, and Adrian VISSER, Joel, Sarah and Christy SIKKEMA, Curtis and Josh McEACHERN, Owen and Talia VISSER- ROBERTS. Dear brother of Mike VISSER, of Toronto, Griet EELKEMA of Holland, Anne VAN ALPHEN of Wainfleet, Bill VISSER of Stratford, Andy VISSER of Cambridge, Mary KLUMPENHOWER of Listowel, Norm VISSER of Guelph, Dick VISSER of Guelph and Ria FOLKEMA of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one brother Minnie in infancy. Friends will be received at the Vanastra Christian Reformed Church on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Friday, February 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Christian Reformed World Relief or the Christian Reformed Missions would be appreciated and can be made through the Falconer Funeral Home Ltd., Clinton (519-482-9521).

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
ANSTICE, Olive D. (née BROOM)
Peacefully at the Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Saturday, February 5th, 2005, Olive D. ANSTICE, formerly of R.R.#1 Muirkirk, in her 77th year. Born in Tilbury East Township, daughter of Clarence and Gladys BROOM, she was predeceased by her husband Charles (1982). Dearly loved by her son Gary and his wife Arlene of Saint Thomas, grandchildren Melissa (Jeremy) ROBERTS of Ridgetown and their sons Trevor and Tyler, Bill and Charles of Chatham brother Donald (Dorothy) BROOM of Rodney, sister Alice (Arthur) MANNING of R.R.#1, Highgate and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Tuesday, February 8th from 7-9 pm and 2 hours prior to the service which will be held there on Wednesday at 2: 00 pm with Reverend Tom GODFREY officiating. Interment Duart Cemetery. If desired, donations to Babcock Community Care Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Padfield Funeral Home, Rodney (519) 785-0810

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ROBERTS 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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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-17 published
WILCOX, Evelyn M. (ROBERTS)
Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Hospital, London on Monday, March 14, 2005, Evelyn M. (ROBERTS) WILCOX, formerly of Saint Thomas, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late James P. WILCOX (1990.) Dear mother of the late Terry (1947), Barrie and his wife Fran of Komoka, and Jay and his wife Linda of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cherished Nana of Karen RUNDLE and her husband Greg of London, and Mark WILCOX of West Vancouver, British Columbia. Much loved “Mommy's Nana” of Holly and Emily RUNDLE. Also remembered by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren throughout the United States. At Mrs. WILCOX's request, there is to be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Elmdale Memorial Park, Saint Thomas. Memorial donations to Animal Aide, Saint Thomas will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. The Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
STAPLES, Louis
At Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, March 27, 2005, Louis STAPLES, of Ingersoll, in his 82nd year. Husband of the late Helen (CHAPMAN) STAPLES (1978) and the late June (HOLMES) STAPLES (1992.) Dear father of Emily and her husband Marty GEROUX of Blenheim. Dear stepfather of Carolyn JOHNSON and John WYLIE of Woodstock, Verna and Russ ROBERTS of Harley, Betty and Gary EVES of Brantford, Jo-Anne and Ronald MILLER of Woodstock, Kenneth and Patricia RINE of Ingersoll, Patricia and Rick ELLERTON of Ingersoll and Barbara and Steve HOLBROOK of Elkford, British Columbia. Dear grandfather of Tiffany GEROUX and many step-grandchildren. Dear brother of Gerald and his wife Kay STAPLES of Ingersoll and Tom and his wife Pat STAPLES of Collingwood. Predeceased by one sister Barbara THURTELL (1980.) Mr. STAPLES was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #119, Ingersoll. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later in the Field of Honour, Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-01 published
BOGGITT, Pat " Ada" (née RUSHBY)
In quiet dignity and grace, surrounded by family, Pat left to join her husband John on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her husband John, parents William and Florrie RUSHBY, step-father Robert McKILLIGAN, sisters Mary MEADOWS and Irene BARGER and brother Fred. She will be forever missed and her memories will be cherished by her children Linda (Woody) MILLEMAN of Escondido, California; Howard (Pat) of Iona Gail (Chris) HANKINSON of Dorchester; her grandchildren; Lisa (Jim) ROBERTS of Saint Thomas, Laura (Les) HALSELL of Sulphur, Oklahoma, greatgrandchildren; Jennifer and Matthew ROBERTS and Sydney and Ashley HALSELL as well as nieces and nephews in both Canada and England.
Pat was born and raised in Leeds. In 1937 she married John. Their 63 years of married life took them to many places including Winnipeg, Toronto, Los Angeles, back to Leeds and finally to London, Ontario. Pat loved to dance, travel, play scrabble, do crossword puzzles, cruise the Internet, her Friends, and most of all her family and above all the Lord. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. at The Church of Redeemer, Grosvenor and Adelaide Streets, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-01 published
Night of horror
Friends were unable to prevent the fight between buddies that left one of them dead on the street in a pool of blood with his girlfriend weeping over his body.
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, Free Press Reporter
A 20-year-old London father is dead, one of his best Friends is accused of killing him and his heartbroken girlfriend and Friends are left wondering why it happened. James BLAIR, the guy "who always had a smile," died Wednesday night after he was stabbed in the stomach in front of a northwest London apartment building.
Eighteen-year-old Mwangi GETHIGA -- known as Kuggy to his Friends was charged yesterday with second-degree murder.
BLAIR and GETHIGA had a fist fight in the apartment at 75 Oakville Ave. that is across the hall from where BLAIR's girlfriend, Sonyda KHOUN, lives with their son, Latteral, Friends said yesterday.
"He was the nicest kid, man. He always had a smile on his face," said Sok PHUM, 26, one of many Friends who gathered outside the building yesterday.
"He always brought you up. That's the way he was."
Still stunned by what they'd seen the night before, Friends were struggling to make sense of what had happened to "one of the coolest kids around."
"We were all sitting around the apartment like always," said Jon COLEBY, 19, one of three roommates who live in the apartment where the fight broke out. "We are all really good Friends. They (BLAIR and GETHIGA) hung out every day."
As he spoke, COLEBY occasionally put a hand up to the bridge of his nose, where a purple bruise reminded him of the fight he'd tried desperately to stop the night before.
A crowd of Friends, including BLAIR, GETHIGA and COLEBY, were drinking beer and planning to take out turntables later to do some freestyle rapping, COLEBY said.
BLAIR was a gifted freestyler, he said. "And when he got drunk, he loved to freestyle."
But that night the skinny, fun-loving dad with the dreadlocks never got the chance.
BLAIR became drunk and obnoxious, said Jessica ROBERTS, 18, who lives with COLEBY and another roommate in the apartment.
"He just started being rowdy and annoying," she said.
Some of the Friends told BLAIR to leave, and he did. But about 10 minutes later, he came back into the ground-floor unit.
GETHIGA then told BLAIR to "get out, that he wasn't wanted in there at the time," COLEBY said.
BLAIR took issue with that and the two Friends started pushing, then punching each other, while others tried to break it up, COLEBY said.
BLAIR left the apartment. But when he was outside, he shouted a racial slur to GETHIGA, he said.
"(GETHIGA) just went in the kitchen and grabbed a knife," COLEBY said. "We all started fighting with him, trying to get him to drop the knife, but he was fighting and punching, he punched me in the face... and we couldn't get it."
GETHIGA made his way out.
By the time COLEBY got outside, BLAIR was down in front of the building, lying in a pool of blood only metres away from his baby boy, his girlfriend and his Friends.
"There was all this blood and his face was so pale," COLEBY shuddered. "He was gurgling."
It was chaos.
BLAIR's girlfriend, Khoun, raced outside. At one point, she held her baby's father in her arms, screaming and crying.
She also called 911, while Friends tried cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
"She was hysterical," said COLEBY. She was holding BLAIR on the ground, crying out 'Who did this?'
At a friend's house later yesterday afternoon, the devastated young mother could hardly speak.
Holding her 23-month-old in her arms, tears rolled down her cheeks.
Then Khoun asked for a pen and paper to write something to her boyfriend of four years.
"We miss your smile, goofiness and loud mouth," she wrote. "Latteral and I will always love you deep within our hearts... We didn't lose anything. We gained an angel," she wrote.
BLAIR was born and raised in London, went to Sir Wilfrid Laurier secondary school and was taking adult education when he died, his Friends said.
"We're all Friends. We all grew up together," said Ken PHOMSAMOUT. "He had this great big smile."

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
ROBERTS, Doug
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Thursday, April 7, 2005, Doug (Robbie, Bu-ba) ROBERTS of London in his 85th year. Loving husband of 59 years of Bea (KRUGER) ROBERTS. Dear father of Doug Jr. and his wife Barbara ROBERTS and Paul and his wife Ann ROBERTS all of London. Loving grandfather of (his 3 angels) Katie, Abby and Kelly and her husband Jeff JOHNSTON all of London. Predeceased by one brother Chuck ROBERTS. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Saturday from 9: 30-11 a.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Sid SMITHSON officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the London Regional Cancer Centre. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Doug.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
BUTLER, Robert William Sr.
Robert William Sr. of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, April 17, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, in his 87th year. Born in Saint Thomas on May 16, 1918, the son of the late James and Olive (ROBERTS) BUTLER. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Leona (HAYLOW) BUTLER and dearly loved father of Robert Jr. and his wife Linda of Saint Thomas, Michael and his wife Nancy of Saint Thomas, John and his wife Kathy of Winnipeg, Maureen and her husband Paul GRAHAM of Saint Thomas, Mary Ellen and her husband Dave CROCKER of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a sister Anna and her husband Butch BOYKOWICH. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren and a number of brothers and sisters-in-law. Bob was retired from Canadian Timken, a member of Holy Angels' Church and Knight of Columbus. He was an avid gardener. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6: 30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
CAPERCHIONE, Lorraine B.
Peacefully, at London Health Science Centre, Westminster Campus on Sunday, April 17, 2005 Lorraine B. CAPERCHIONE of London and formerly of Port Elgin in her 74th year, with her husband Jack MADELEY at her side. Dear mother of Joseph and Jody CAPERCHIONE of Burlington, Tony and Melanie CAPERCHIONE of Lucan and Gloria CAPERCHIONE and Eric VAUGHAN of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Jake, Derek and Anna; and Amy and Paige. Missed by her step-children Janet and Alex WALTON of Belgrave, Brenda and Jim CASSIN and Ken MADELEY all of London, and their families. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Thomas MORTON and Bill and Joanne MORTON all of Toronto and Barry and Kay MORTON of Oshawa. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Dorothy MORTON, Shirley REMLINGER, Lillian ROBERTS and Barbara ELWARD and brothers James MORTON, Kenneth MORTON, and Roy MORTON. A Memorial Service will be held at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Lorraine's birthday, Wednesday, April 20th at 2 p.m. with Reverend Kathy WREFORD officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Women's Community House would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
RIDDLER, Muriel
On Thursday, March 31, 2005 at her winter residence in Florida in her 76th year. Muriel, beloved wife of Garnet (Jack) RIDDLER of Waterloo. Loving mother of Judy FRASER of Whitby, and Garnet RIDDLER of Waterloo. Will be fondly remembered by her four grandchildren and her two great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Margaret ROBERTS of Saint Thomas, Jean WALCH of London and Bill HARPER of London. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South, (at Westmount Road) Kitchener, (519) 743-8900, on Saturday, April 30th at 1 p.m. Donations to Grand River Cancer Clinic would be greatly appreciated by Muriel's family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
ELDER, Nancy Jean (O'NEIL)
Nancy Jean on April 24th, 2005 in London, England after a courageous battle with cancer, born January 2nd, 1940. She lived her early life in Saint Thomas attending Elmdale School and S.T.C.I., and received her Masters Degree from Queen's University. After 2 years in Vancouver she moved to England were she taught French and English in London, retiring a few years ago. Daughter of Dorothy (ROBERTS) O'NEIL and the late Aljoe W. O'NEIL (1978) and niece of Olive BOND. Dear sister of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN, and Douglas (Sandy JEFFERSON) O'NEIL, all of Saint Thomas. Aunt of Gordon Dennis, Michael (Tammy Gredig) Dennis, Neil (Tanya HOLCOMBE) DENNIS, Jennifer (Joel HAYES), Andrea MARTIN, and Mandy O'NEIL. Great-Aunt of Benjamin DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES and Heather and Kyle DENNIS. A private family memorial will be held.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-01 published
KEYS, Mary H. (MITCHELL)
At Mount Hope Centre For Long Term Care, London, on Friday, April 29th, 2005, Mary H. (MITCHELL) KEYS of London in her 91st year. Beloved wi fe of the late Thomas J. KEYS (March 22, 2005.) Dear mother of Nancy WELLARD and her husband Richard of London, and loved by her 2 grandchildren Jillian and Scott WELLARD. Predeceased by her 2 sisters Alice ROBERTS and Grace BULLAS, and her 2 brothers Walter and Bill MITCHELL. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, May 3rd at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to Mount Hope Centre For Long Term Care c/o St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, N6A 4V2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-06 published
ROBERTS, Ewart A.
In loving memory of Ewart A. ROBERTS, beloved husband, father and grandpa, who passed into God's care one year ago, May 6, In the bulb there is a flower,
In the seed, an apple tree,
In cocoons, a hidden promise,
Butterflies will soon be free.
In the cold and snow of winter,
There's a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see.
You are forever in all our thoughts, and always in our hearts. Sylvia, Ian and Angela, Jeff and Katie and his grandchildren whom he loved dearly Emily, Aidan, Ainsley and Erin.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-11 published
ROBERTS, Charles Walter
A Memorial Service for Mr. Charles Walter ROBERTS, age 77, of Sugarmill Woods, Florida will be held in Beavercreek, Ohio at a later date. Friends, who wish, may send memorials to Friends of the Crystal River Library, Crystal River, Florida, Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464 or to the charity their choice. Mr. ROBERTS grew up in Dayton, Ohio and he lived in various countries overseas. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an accounting manager with Mobil Corporation in Westport, Connecticut and retired to Beavercreek, Ohio in 1987. He moved to Florida in 1995. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Binks ROBERTS of Sugarmill Woods, Florida; son, John W. ROBERTS, his wife Diane and their daughters, Allison and Emily of Beavercreek, Ohio; son, James D. ROBERTS and his wife Cathy of San Marcos, California; brothers, Edward A. ROBERTS of Miamisburg, Ohio and Richard S. ROBERTS of Stow, Ohio. He was preceded in death by sisters, Edna Mae RUDY and Janet Louise ROBERTS, both of Dayton, Ohio. Homosassa Chapel, Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
YULE, Thomas
Thomas YULE passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Agnes YULE for 33 years. Loving father of Karen O'SHAUGHNESSY, Brian YULE and David (Jackie) YULE. Cherished grandfather of Everett, Tamara and Courtney VAN HORNE, Shawn and Ryan O'SHAUGHNESSY, Dylan YULE and Alexandra YULE. Great-grandfather of Wyatt and Caleb O'SHAUGHNESSY. Dear brother of Eadie ROBERTS, Merv, Ed, Harvey and Terry YULE. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Rita YULE. At the request of Tom there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-27 published
JONES, Rodger A.
A resident of Highgate, Rodger A. JONES passed away at Four Counties Health Services on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at the age of 63. Born in Duart, dear son of Mrs. Hazel (ROBERTS) JONES of Blenheim and the late Roy JONES (1977.) Beloved husband of Jean (HUGHSON) JONES for 43 years. Dear father of Tom JONES and his wife Margaret Ann of Highgate. Grandfather of Stephanie JONES and Paul JONES. Brother of Helen and Don GOENS of Ridgetown, Marlene and Gary JEWELL of R.R.#3 Ridgetown, Bev McVICAR and Kevin RUMBLE of Blenhiem, and the late Jack Roberts. Brother-in-law of Ann and Ralph McEACHRAN of Highgate, Richard and Darlene HUGHSON of Bothwell, and Alvin HUGHSON of Manitoba. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Rodger was an Associate Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #335, Highgate. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street, E., Ridgetown on Monday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Rev. Stephen DEMITROFF officiating. Interment in Gosnell Cemetery, Highgate. Donations by cheque to Four Counties Health Services Foundation or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
GRAHAM, M. Raymond
At L.H.S.C. University Campus on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. M. Raymond GRAHAM of Thamesville in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Ilene (HUNTER) GRAHAM. Dear father of Patricia SUTTON of Dutton, Rex and Kim GRAHAM of Chatham. Loving grandfather of Daniel, Adam, Stephanie, Sarah, Heather, Amanda and Cassandra. Dear brother of Dick and Lorraine GRAHAM, Don and Theresa GRAHAM all of Sarnia, Bill and Barb GRAHAM of London. Predeceased by Dorothy and Don TURNER, Phyllis and Ed ROBERTS and Anna GRAHAM. At Ray's request there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Cremation. Interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery, Dutton. Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, 762-2146 Entrusted with arrangements.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
BEKAERT, Myrle Lyle (née TUCKER)
At Copper Terrace Long Term Care Facility, Chatham, on Saturday, July 16, 2005, Myrle Lyle BEKAERT, age 86, of Chatham, wife of the late Robert BEKAERT (1970.) Born in Chatham, in 1919, daughter of the late Elizea (LONGLEY) and William TUCKER, she worked for many years for Irene Hills Ladies Shop, loved music and sang in her church choir. She will be sadly missed by: a daughter Deanna COOLS and her husband Luce of Chatham and a brother Ralph BEKAERT and grandchildren; Linda NEELY and daughters Jolene and Erin of London, Craig BARNARD and wife Germaine and son Jordan of Newmarket, Vimy BARNARD and her husband Paul ROBERTS of Toronto and Darren BEKAERT of Toronto. She is predeceased by 3 brothers, Bill, Harold and Joe TUCKER and 3 sisters Violet NICHOLS, Margaret DIENER and Annie HESS. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William Street South, Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 18th. Funeral service will be conducted in The Funeral Home Chapel, on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Elder Margaret RAMSDEN of Community of Christ Church officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
BATTY, Edna May " Edie" (BLACK)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, August 12, 2005, Edna May "Edie" (BLACK) BATTY of London, age 61 years. Beloved wife of Dave BATTY. Dear mother of Debbie FORWARD and her husband Paul, Anne ROWLES and her husband Rick, Mary CROSSEN, and Connie THWAITES and her husband Ken, all of London. Dear sister of Norman LAMB, Ken BLACK, Ruby VON GUNTEN and Betty ROBERTS. Predeceased by her brother Ralph BLACK. Also loved by her 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many other family members. Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, August 17th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
McCONKEY, David Rutherford
David Rutherford McCONKEY age 50. Beloved son of Mary and the late John McCONKEY. Survived by his two daughters Carley and Meg and their mother Suzanne CALLON. Loving sisters Ann ROBERTS (Paul) and Jane STEPHENSON (Dave.) " Big D" to nieces Katie, Kelly and Abby. Sadly missed by his loving friend Bev MOORE. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A family service will follow at a later date. Those who wish to remember David could please make a donation to the Canadian Liver Foundation. Westview Funeral Chapel Entrusted with arrangements 641-1793.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
MARTYN, Arthur Owen
Of R.R.#4 Saint Thomas, on Thursday, September 29, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of over 61 years of Mary (JACK) MARTYN and loved father of the late William "Bill" Arthur MARTYN (November 1, 1990.) Dear father-in-law of Deanne MARTYN of R.R.#4 Saint Thomas and loved grandfather of Kristen and her husband Adam LETHBRIDGE and Megan MARTYN, all of Saint Thomas. He was the last of his family. Predeceased by a sister Helen Mary MARTYN and a brother George MARTYN. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Art was born in Yarmouth Township on August 19, 1919, the son of the late Arthur Livingston and Evelyn (ROBERTS) MARTYN. He was the retired owner, operator of Martyn Milk Transport. He was a Mason and a former member of Saint Mark's Lodge #94 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons and was adherent to Saint John's Presbyterian Church, Port Stanley. Art was a long time member of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Saint John's Presbyterian Church, Port Stanley or charity of choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-03 published
SMYTH, Maurice
At Thamesview Lodge on Saturday, October 1, 2005, Mr. Maurice SMYTH formerly of Regal Tower, Chatham, in his 93rd year. Loving son of the late Henry and Annie (GLASSER) SMYTH. Beloved husband of the late Marnie (ROBERTS) (1984.) Loving father of Gaye and her husband George JANSSENS of Chatham, and Larry and his wife Heather SMYTH of Chatham. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Perry and Kealey SMYTH, and Jill and her husband Matt JONES, and great grandchildren Caiden and Marnie JONES. Predeceased by his two brothers Stanley and Chester, and grand_son Joel JANSSENS (1989.) Mr. SMYTH was the owner/operator of the Pyranon Ballroom, the Colonial Gardens Open Air Dance Hall, and The Rondeau Pavilion. Maurice was a commissioned officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force, past member of the Chatham-Kent Real Estate Board and a past president of the Granite Club. Family and Friends are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, (519) 352-2710, on Tuesday, October 4th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service for Mr. SMYTH will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 5th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Paul MILLWARD of Christ Church officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider Community Care Access Centre or Let Your Light Shine (Christ Church).

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-13 published
McKAY, J. Josephine (née ROBINSON)
Peacefully with her family around her at the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, October 11, 2005. J. Josephine McKAY (nee ROBINSON) of Woodstock and formerly of Embro in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Adam Ronald McKAY (1976.) Dear mother of Carole Lorraine McKAY and Janet Elizabeth McKAY. Loved grandmother of Lindsay Alys ONDREY and James Ross ONDREY. Dear sister of Geraldine BENNETT and Barbara ROBERTS. Predeceased by her parents George Howard and Geraldine Lillian ROBINSON (HARRIS,) her sisters Pauline CUNNINGHAM, Patricia LESLIE and by her brothers Howard, Arthur (Bill,) George, Donald, Harold (Jim) and John ROBINSON. Friends and family may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004) on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Harrington on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in the Harrington Cemetery. Contributions to the Big Sisters Association or the War Amps of Canada will be accepted. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-15 published
CAMPION, Madge (formerly TIFFIN, née VANSICKLE)
Of Dresden passed away Thursday, October 13, 2005 at Fairfield Park Nursing Home, Wallaceburg. She was a former resident of R.R.#5 Dresden. Born Madge VANSICKLE, October 19, 1918 in Dawn Township, Lambton County. Loving mother of Bonnie and Bob HARVEY of R.R.#3 Tupperville; Dianne TIFFIN of R.R.#5 Dresden; Tom and Janet TIFFIN of R.R.#5 Dresden. Dear grandma and great grandma of: Beth and Tim ROBERTSON, Lindsay, Barry, Jeffrey of Oakville Barb O'NEILL, Dan, Aaron, Lauren of Ridgetown; Blaine and Joanne HARVEY, Derek, Colin of Tupperville; Erica TIFFIN of R.R.#5 Dresden. Dear sister of Doris and Jim HOUSTON of Thamesville; sister-in-law of: Harold McEWEN of Sarnia; Glen and Marlene TIFFIN of R.R.#5 Dresden. Predeceased by her parents Matthias and Elizabeth (LETT) VANSICKLE; husbands William TIFFIN (1979,) William CAMPION (1987) son Barry TIFFIN (1978;) grand_son-in-law Tom O'NEILL (1991) brothers Morley, Harold and Olive VANSICKLE; sisters: Florence and Bill ROBERTS, Nellie and Cort RAYMENT, Edna and Harold JOHNSON, Mary and Albert GUTTRIDGE, Pearl and George STUCKEY, Helen McEWEN. Madge was a longtime and active member of Zion United Church, Tupperville, the United Church Women and the Order of the Eastern Star. Visitors may call at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross Street Dresden on Sunday 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Linda MAW officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Memorial Fund of Zion United Church, Tupperville or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-16 published
DUNN, Glenda (née WUDKEVICH)
It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Glenda DUNN in her 50th year, at her residence, in London on Friday, October 14, 2005. Beautiful wife and soulmate of Randy DUNN. Loving mother of Jeffery (Shelley) ROBERTS of Guelph. Dear daughter of Walter and Mae WUDKEVICH of Blind River. Dear sister of Brenda (Rob) KENT of Sault Ste. Marie and Dan of Thunder Bay. Loving grandmother of Jacob. Also loved by her nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
HARRINGTON, Edward " Ted" W.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, October 23, 2005. Edward " Ted" W. HARRINGTON of Woodstock in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen "Kay" J. (née ROBERTS) HARRINGTON. Dear father of Robert and his wife Beth of Fenelon Falls, Alan and his wife Terri of Woodstock, David of Fernie, British Columbia and Stephen and his wife Carol of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Jason (Heather), Nicole WILKINSON (Allistair), Lesley, Jeffery, Ben, Christopher, Katelyn and great grand_son William. Dear brother-in-law of Eva JONES, Alice BENNETT (Fred) and William ROBERTS (Jean) all of Woodstock. Predeceased by his son James Edward (1949) and by his brother Beverley HARRINGTON (1948.) Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Eleanor CARUANA officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery following cremation. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-24 published
MAZZOTTA, Lucia
Our most blessed, gentle and compassionate wife, mother and grandmother, Lucia MAZZOTTA, lovingly surrounded by her family, gone to be with our Lord on November 23rd, 2005. Beloved wife of 57 years of Giuseppe. Loving and devoted mother to her eight children Elizabeth ROBERTS, Maria MICHIENZI (Tony), Susan NICOLETTI (Anthony), Cathy HIRD (Lindsay), Carmela MENDONCA (Frank), Patti BABINGTON (Bret,) Peter MAZZOTTA (Ines) and Jo-Anne HOLLIS (Brian.) Most adored nonna to her 18 angels, her grandchildren; Adriana (Chris), Michael, Marilena, Sabrina, Vito, Sara, Sonja, Thomas, Amanda, James, Megan, Matthew, Brandon, Ryan, Adam, Nicole, Michael and Luca. Predeceased by her parents Giovanni and Elisabetta, brother Celestino and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Caterina and Agazio MICHIENZI. Dearest sister of Giuseppe MAZZOTTA (Nina,) sister-in-law of Sebastiano MAZZOTTA (Ines,) Maria GRASSO (the late Antonio,) Carmelina LORUSSO (Giuseppe,) Vincenzina MAZZOTTA, and many nieces and nephews in Italy. She will be dearly missed by sister-in-law Bettina DESUMMA (Tony,) brother-in-law Antonio MAZZOTTA, and many nieces, nephews and relatives in London. Lucia will be fondly remembered by the Cenacle Prayer Group of Saint Mary's Parish. Nonna's legacy of generosity and love will live on in everyone whose life she has touched. Most notably, her grandchildren who feel her love every day. She will be a light to all. The Family will receive Friends and relatives at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Friday, November 25th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Prayers at 8: 15 o'clock Friday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 345 Lyle Street, London on Saturday morning, November 26th, 2005 at 11 o'clock with Father Joseph A. DABROWSKI officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Autism Society of London or Saint Mary's Church Restoration Fund. Mamma cara Eng amorosa, rimarrai sempre nel nostro cuore.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
PERDUE, Betty Marion
At the Clinton Public Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2005, Mrs. Betty Marion PERDUE of R.R.#3 Clinton in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Murray PERDUE. Loving stepmother of Gerald PERDUE and his wife JoAnn of Belmont and Deborah Ann PERDUE and friend Kelvin ROBERTS of Guelph. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Eugene JACQUES of Rodney, Julia CLIFFORD of London, Roy JACQUES of London, Joyce SELWOOD and husband Gordon of Barrie and Bonnie Ann LOCKWOOD of British Columbia. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and sister-in-law Gertrude JACQUES. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-10 published
MINIELLY, Janet H.
At Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, December 9, 2005. Janet H. MINIELLY (née RAMSAY) of Alexander Street, Woodstock in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Herbert A. MINIELLY (2000.) Dear mother of Margaret MINIELLY of Woodstock, Dr. John A. (Pat) MINIELLY of Tulsa, Oklahoma, David MINIELLY of Woodstock and his partner Margaret ROBERTS of London, Hugh (Mary) MINIELLY of Belleville, Dr. Bruce (Jane) MINIELLY of Aylmer. Loved grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Laura MINIELLY (1991.) Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Janet's Life will be held at Chalmers United Church, 15 Vansittart Avenue, Woodstock on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment later in Vinings Cemetery. Contributions to Chalmers United Church or W.D.D.S. would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-16 published
MacMILLAN, Robert Clarence
A resident of R.R.#3 Ridgetown, Robert Clarence MacMILLAN passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the age of 52. Born in Leamington, dear son of William and Hazel (SHILSON) MacMILLAN of R.R.#1 Muirkirk. Beloved husband of Lisa (ROBERTS) MacMILLAN for 24 years. Brother of Don and Cora MacMILLAN of Ridgetown, Kathryn and Gord MOYLAN of Saint Marys, Peter and Kelly MacMILLAN of R.R.#1 Ridgetown, and Stuart and Sherry MacMILLAN of R.R.#5 Saint Thomas. Son-in-law of John and Yvonne (Bonnie) ROBERTS of Ridgetown. Brother-in-law of Tim and Zofe ROBERTS of Rondeau Park. Uncle of William A. and Elisa MacMILLAN, Elissa MacMILLAN, Daniel MacMILLAN, Jonathan MacMILLAN, Angus MOYLAN, Fiona MOYLAN, Blaire MacMILLAN, Kyle MacMILLAN, Emma MacMILLAN, Noël MacMILLAN, Stefanie ROBERTS and Adam ROBERTS. Great-uncle of Micaela and Caiden MacMILLAN. Robert was a railway man for C.N. Rail for 25 years. He was an Associate Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #243 Ridgetown, and a member of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Robert was also very passionate about nature and music. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Friday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 7: 00 p.m. A Family Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday with interment in Trinity Cemetery, Howard Township. Donations by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or Royal Canadian Legion Branch #243 would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
SALES, René A.
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, December 24, 2005, René SALES, in his 73rd year. Dearly loved husband of Beverley (ROBERTS) (LARSON) SALES. Dear father of Anthony SALES, and Stephanie RYAN of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Ilyra WHITE/WHYTE, Talen SALES, Taya SALES, Micheal SPIERING and Mathew SPIERING all of Saint Thomas. Born in Marseilles, France, January 23, 1933, he was the son of the late Louise SALES and Maria D'HARO) SALES. He lived in Montreal and Windsor, before moving to St. Thomas in 1965. René had worked as a metal worker and welder at Erie Iron Industries for 27 years. Cremation took place at Woodland Crematorium, London. The family will receive their Friends at the R.E. Allen Funeral Chapel, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas Tuesday evening January 3, 2006, from 7 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Donations to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation, for the Rotary Chemotherapy Unit, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-07 published
GUNN, Edward James Hamilton
Passed away peacefully February 4th, 2005 in Clearwater, Florida. Beloved husband of the late Pat GUNN. Fondly remembered by son Ian GUNN, daughter Pamela ROBERTS, her husband Martyn ROBERTS, and their children Gareth, Lisa and David. Edward will be sadly missed by his dear friend Priscilla MITTON. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Wednesday, February 9th from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Arthritis Society of Ontario or to a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
TURNBULL, Robert Scott
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 30, 2005, in his 76th year. Bob TURNBULL of Cambridge is the beloved husband of Dawna TURNBULL (née SINCLAIR;) dear brother of Donna TURNBULL of Cambridge, Joan MARCO and her husband Joseph of Brantford, Marilyn HARTWICK of Drayton, Nancy KAZIMIERCZAK of Guelph, Douglas of Burlington, James of Ayr, William of Paris and Brian of Cambridge. He is also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews, and the Sinclair family: Lloyd, George, Barbara JEWETT and Joan ROBERTS. Mr. TURNBULL retired as President of Canadian General Tower of Cambridge, where he had been a faithful employee for 51 years. Throughout his career Mr. TURNBULL was a highly respected member of several associations, including A.P.M.A. (auto) Society of Plastic Industries and a former Vice-President of C.F.F.A. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be conducted in Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (519-623-1290). A gathering for Friends and colleagues will be announced in a future edition of the paper. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
BOARDMAN, Thomas " Tom"
Died peacefully on May 22, 2005 in his 93rd year at Belmont House. Beloved husband of Isabel Margaret (ROBERTS) BOARDMAN for 62 years. Cherished father of Coral (Bill) MARTIN and John (Helen) BOARDMAN. Loving grandfather to Lisa (Tyler) BAILEY, Stephen (Elizabeth) MARTIN, Jason and Matthew BOARDMAN. Special great-grandfather to Sarah, Rachel, Madeleine and Soraya. Brother-in-law of Cynthia and Frank WINTER, Marjorie PORTER, Rita ROBERTS, Gloria ROBERTS and uncle and great-uncle to many. Tom was born in England and lived most of his life in Hamilton, Kingston and Toronto. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Canadian Navy in World War 2. He earned his Honours B.Sc. at McMaster University and his M.Sc. at Cornell University. An exceptional high-school teacher both in Canada and Kenya, he became an Inspector and Consultant with the Ontario Department of Education. Tom enjoyed nature and the outdoors, particularly canoe-tripping and bird watching. A memorial service to celebrate Tom's life will be held on Wed. June 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at Belmont House, 55 Belmont St. Toronto, M4R 1R1, in the chapel, reception to follow. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's name to the Belmont House Foundation or the Alzheimer Society. The family is grateful for the care and support they received at Belmont House.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-06 published
BEISSWENGER, Peter
It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Peter E. BEISSWENGER in Toronto on June 2, 2005. Loving husband of Lynne (née ROBERTS.) Beloved father of Emma (Bachar MOURAD,) Arlene (Guy FORTIN) and Richard (Angela YEARWOOD.) Cherished grandfather to his 4 grandchildren, Ned and Lily MOURAD of Houston, Texas and Hendrik and Constance FORTIN of Saguenay, Quebec. Peter was a Queen's B.Sc. '63 graduate and had a long and successful engineering career with both Union Carbide and Stone and Webster. He was keenly interested in his community, music, gardening and the great outdoors - ever a loyal and tireless worker. He will be greatly missed. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. A service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, June 9 at one o'clock. If desired, donations in Peter's memory may be made to The Distress Centre or a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-27 published
FARLINGER, Dr. Fraser Alexander
Passed away at North Bay on Sunday, June 26, 2005, in his 83rd year. Fraser was the cherished husband and best friend of Alice BRILLON (BOND). Loving father of Arlene PRIMROSE (Brian), Barbara SNEDDEN (Ken,) Gordon FARLINGER and survived by their mother Lois, all of New Liskeard. Loving step-father of Ward BOND (Carol) of Collingwood, Kathryn ROBERTS (James) of Cookstown and Jonathan BOND (Tamara) of Kenora. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Ryan, Kimberley, Sarah, Alex, Stephanie, Charlie, Nathan and Avery. Fraser was predeceased by his parents Dr. A.C. FARLINGER and the former Sara J. McCORQUODALE, also by his brother Don (survived by his wife Diane.) Dear brother of Mary ROWE and Jane REEVES (Bob.) Dr. FARLINGER graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in 1948. He practiced medicine in New Liskeard for 28 years and moved to North Bay in 1975 to work at the North Bay General Hospital as an Anaesthetist until his retirement in 1988. Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home, North Bay, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held from the Calvin Presbyterian Church, North Bay, on Thursday, June 30th at 2 p.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in New Liskeard. If desired, donations to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Martyn Funeral Home, 494 Wyld Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1Z5, 705-472-8810, martynfh@martynfh.com.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-09 published
ROBERTS, John Lloyd
Born London, England, December 17, 1929. Died peacefully June 26, 2005, at Richmond Hospital after a long fight with cancer. Having attended Prince of Wales H.S. and graduating University of British Columbia 1952, John's life was devoted to music and Public Relations. He co-founded a major agency, Roberts Fenton Advertising Ltd, and for many years was on the Board of The Vancouver Symphony, acting as its first Director of Development. He spent many years in the Orient, as Marketing Advisor to The Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, and establishing his own Puerto Rico Co. in Hong Kong. He is survived by his second wife, Catherine MAUDSLEY and his beloved daughter, Ruth Lloyd ROBERTS, both in Hong Kong, and by cousins in the United Kingdom. He will be sadly missed as a dear friend by his many Friends and colleagues who cherished his devotion to a cause, his wit, his intelligence and his integrity. By request, cremation with no service. Contributions in Memory of John Lloyd ROBERTS, to The British Columbia Cancer Foundation, would be greatly appreciated. Email any condolences/tributes (for forwarding) to ffylerbc@shaw.ca.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-13 published
KHAN, Namir Faiyaz
It is with the deepest regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of Namir Faiyaz KHAN, a brilliant teacher, writer and actor who departed suddenly from this world on Sunday, July 10, 2005. He was born in the city of Allahabad, India on January 11, 1955 to Mumtaz Jahan KHAN and Fayaz Bahadur KHAN. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa. He was predeceased by his brother Nasir KHAN and will be missed by his loving family including brothers Nadir KHAN of Toronto and Nazir KHAN of California, sisters Nazish DHIR (née KHAN) of Oakville and Nigat HUSSIEN (née KHAN) of Dubai, India, numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws and his close family of Friends including Cynthia ROBERTS, Arnd JURGENSEN, Suzanne ELLENBOGEN, Wendy DIX, Mark O'HARE, Greg KLYMKIW and many, many others. Namir's professional and artistic achievements are incalculable. As a writer he co-authored numerous published works including the books 'Healthy Cities', 'Sustainable Production' and 'Healthy Work'. He co-wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed feature film, 'Jack of Hearts' and served as a script editor and consultant to numerous film professionals. Namir's love for cinema was matched by his love for teaching at numerous universities and colleges and most recently and prominently as a lecturer at the Centre For Technology and Social Development in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto where hundreds of students received his passionate and learned lectures. At the Centre Namir conducted extremely valuable research and also served as the editor of the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. Namir was also a prolific actor and appeared in a number of legendary Canadian films including Roadkill, Highway 61, Dance Me Outside, Arrowhead and Jack of Hearts. Namir's life will be celebrated Thursday, July 14, 9: 30 a.m. at the Toronto Necropolis located at 200 Winchester Street in Toronto. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Greenpeace International or the Canadian Film Centre. Arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-15 published
Peter ROBERTS
By Lisa VAN DE VEN, Friday, July 15, 2005, Page A16
Husband, father, grandfather. Born March 7, 1939, in London, England. Died March 29, in Oshawa, Ontario, of acute respiratory disease, aged 66.
A fighter, people called Peter ROBERTS. A survivor. Enduring the pain without complaint, instead always looking at the next person over in the doctor's waiting room. "See," he'd say, "there's always someone worse off than I am."
Pete wouldn't want to be remembered for his pain, though, and it wasn't something he let dictate his life. Even when he hurt so much he couldn't get out of bed without assistance, he'd still show up to work punctually every morning. He'd be ready for an evening out with Friends, as well; you might even find him climbing to the top of a table, doing a little dance just because he still could.
He grew up in the small British community of Edmonton, North London. His father was in the navy and was rarely home, so it was his mother, Elsie, who raised Pete and his brother David. When he was still a baby, the Second World War broke out and so, when he was 2, his family was evacuated from their home, spending three years living in a series of strangers' houses. While the boys attended school, their mother worked at a local sweets factory, packaging candy for the Allied pilots.
When Pete was just 14 another Elsie entered his life. By then, he loved getting into trouble and was known around town as a bit of a hellion. That's all Elsie knew about him when he first rode up alongside her on his speedster bicycle -- she told him she'd have nothing to do with him.
But Pete was persistent, and two years later he made his move. A few well-placed comments to the boy Elsie was dating got a potential rival out of the picture, and then Pete was at her door asking her to the movies. It took some persuasive talk, but Elsie finally agreed.
That was the beginning of what would become five decades together 46 years as husband and wife. Pete had just turned 20 when he married Elsie; six months later he was conscripted into the army, where he'd spend two years before they could resume their life together and start a family. Their first child, Joanne, was born in 1963; Steven arrived three years later.
Itchy feet inspired the family's move to Canada in 1966. A lonely Elsie would have turned back again weeks after that, but Pete was determined to see the move through. While Elsie got office work, Pete found a job as a machinist, quickly moving his way up to plant manager and eventually to engineering manager. They met a group of Friends, as well, who would become like extended family. By the time their son Jeff was born in 1972, Canada was home.
Pete was the type of father who was strict but always present, coaching hockey and soccer and taking the boys out on early morning fishing trips, casting his rod alone when Steve and Jeff inevitably fell asleep on the boat. He'd drive Joanne to Girl Guide meetings, the other girls breaking out into giggles when he arrived, struck by how handsome they thought him. Years later, when he became a grandfather -- to Lindsey, Nicole, Erin and Justin -- he would sit on the sidelines of their games as well.
When Pete went into the hospital in March, nobody expected it would be his final trip. After watching him survive every other obstacle, everyone was certain that he'd fight his way through this as well. He left, though, teaching a few things to those around him: how to live with courage and warmth, and how to love life no matter what it throws you.
Lisa VAN DE VEN is a family friend.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-24 published
HEWIT, Elizabeth Mary (formerly CUNNINGHAM, née MOFFAT)
Born March 11, 1910 in Collingwood, Ontario, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2005 in Saanich, British Columbia. Predeceased by her first husband, Jack CUNNINGHAM and by her second husband, Harry HEWIT. Lovingly remembered by her daughter, Kay (Ron) ROBERTS and grandchildren, Stephanie and John.
A Memorial Service will be held at McCall's Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, British Columbia on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m.
Sequoia Gardens Memorial, Victoria, B.C.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-10 published
ASHBOURNE, A. Bernice (née ROBERTS)
In her 101st year, passed away peacefully in the presence of her daughter Audrey, son Howard, and granddaughter Cynthia CASKEY at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto on September 7, 2005. Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland on May 24, 1905. Bernice ROBERTS married Thomas ASHBOURNE of Twillingate in 1925. Survived by children Gordon ASHBOURNE and wife Marilyn of Twillingate, Howard ASHBOURNE and wife Mary Louise, Audrey ASHBOURNE of Weston, Ontario and Christine CASKEY and husband Peter of Ottawa. Loved grandmother to Wayne ASHBOURNE (Dyan), Sheila ASHBOURNE, Peter ASHBOURNE (Peggy,) Cynthia CASKEY, Elizabeth CASKEY (Shane EDMONDS,) Thomas ASHBOURNE (Linda TUCK- CHAPMAN), Victoria ASHBOURNE (Greg CROKE), Mary ASHBOURNE- SMITH (Richard SMITH), Anne ASHBOURNE (Allan CLEMMENS), Alexandra ASHBOURNE, Robert ASHBOURNE (Tin Wei KWAN), and Kate EXCOFFON (Simon.) Dear great-grandmother to Terri WILLIAMS (Glen,) Shalon ARMSTRONG, Melanie and Brian ASHBOURNE, Robert and Samuel ASHBOURNE, Candace and Claire CASKEY, Jessica, Thomas and Sean CROKE, Brendan and Lauren SMITH, Logan ASHBOURNE, Nathaniel and Matthew EXCOFFON and Nicholas EDMONDS. She will be greatly missed by her nephews and nieces, other family and Friends. She was an exceptional person who in her calm, gentle and common sense way taught, helped and loved everyone, who came in contact with her over the years. Memorial Service at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, September 10, 2005. Visitation 1-4 p.m. Service 4 p.m. Interment North Side United Church Cemetery, Twillingate, Newfoundland. Donations for an Ashbourne Scholarship to be set up at the J.M. Olds Collegiate Twillingate, Newfoundland. in memory of Thomas and Bernice ASHBOURNE, and can be sent to Mary ASHBOURNE- SMITH, Chartered Accountant, 69 Cheritan Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4R 1S7.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-15 published
MICKLEBOROUGH, Doris Helen (née MARLATT)
Born March 3, 1905 in Vancouver, British Columbia and died peacefully September 12, 2005. Doris was predeceased by her husband George after 54 wonderful years of marriage and her daughter Nancy. Doris is survived by her daughter Angela (Ralph ROBERTS;) grandchildren Dorothy Ann (Tom CALNE), Kelly (Ryan AYRE) and Marnie Noelle (Brendan QUARRY;) and great grandchildren Adam and William CALNE and Johah QUARRY. No service will be held at the request of the deceased. Those wishing to make a donation may send them to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind 1929 Bayview Ave. Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8, with the family's appreciation.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-03 published
ROBERTS, Graham Randall "Randy" B. Arch., M.B.A., O.A.A.
Taken from us unexpectedly and too soon, on Friday, September 30, 2005, aged 50, while enjoying life to the fullest, motorcycling with Friends. He will be dearly missed by family, Friends and colleagues in both Toronto and his hometown, Milford Bay, Ontario. Randy is survived by Diana Lee OSBORNE, his partner in love and in life for close to 25 wonderful years. Beloved son of Beverley and Joyce ROBERTS of Milford Bay; dear to brother Stephen, sister-in-law Cathy, uncle Doug and cousins Eddie, Dwight, Glenda, Reg, Rip, Bayliss and Lori and a cherished extended family member of the Osbornes, Irene, Jim, Jamie, Lisa, Peter, Susan, Catherine, Kaspar, Joseph, Lark and Will and the Barberians, Osbornes and Breggs. Randy received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University and his M.B.A. from the University of Toronto. Building on his successful career as an Architect, he joined Cansult Hanscomb Projects Inc., a project management firm, as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. Randy contributed enormously to his chosen field, serving the Ontario Association of Architects in many capacities. He was elected to council in 2003 and was elected President of the Ontario Association of Architects in January 2005. Those who know him will remember him for his love, loyalty, generosity and warmth and his passion for skiing, golf and more recently, motorcycling. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, (1-800-616-3311) 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Cremation has taken place. An intimate service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, Milford Bay, Ontario. A memorial celebration for his wide circle of Friends, family and colleagues, will be held in Toronto at a later date. The family wishes to establish an award in Randy's name.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
Namir KHAN, Lecturer (1955-2005)
University of Toronto teacher, film buff and some-time actor who enjoyed performing in front of his classes nurtured a dark secret
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Namir KHAN's life was a dichotomy. In his professional domain, he was an eloquent, fiery orator, whose speeches roused lecture rooms at the University of Toronto. In private, he was a complex, bland man, who kept many secrets to himself.
"He had a brilliant flair for performing. It contrasted with his private life of simplicity and frugality," said one of his Friends, Greg KLYMKIW.
Mr. KHAN's animated, note-less lectures puzzled the most hardened of freshmen students in the U of T's engineering department. These students were accustomed to no-nonsense, cold, hard facts in math and science and wondered why Mr. KHAN, who stood a mere 5-foot-1, sprinkled his lectures with environmental, political and psychological perspectives. The one-time supporting-role actor even interjected his love of cinema, literary and pop culture into his talks.
"He loved performing strategically and that also fed him as a lecturer," Mr. KLYMKIW said. "Seventy five per cent of his speeches had to do with movies. I watched Lawrence of Arabia with him over 20 times. He saw it hundreds of times. Lawrence as a human being was a complex person and there were parallels with Namir."
Mr. KHAN sought to make his lectures entertaining and many students stick-handled to get into his classes. His chief intellectual influences were German philosopher Martin Heidegger and French sociologist Jacques Ellul.
He would start each day drinking a cup of Earl Grey tea and tackling the cryptic crossword puzzle in The Globe and Mail. By midday, he would have finished an academic treatise, with evenings devoted to polishing off one or two mystery, science-fiction or historical books.
Born in India, Namir KHAN was 18 when he arrived in Canada. He soon enrolled at Carleton University, graduating in 1979. He got his master's in 1983 and then switched to the University of Toronto to start work on his doctorate, which he never completed. He became a teacher's assistant at the University of Toronto in 1984, teaching social sciences and engineering courses before joining the university's faculty of engineering full-time in "He was such a large part of my mind and my vocabulary," said Wendy DIX, one of his former girlfriends. "He was one of the most creative intellectuals I've ever known. I was a bit of an observer but he never condescended. He was probably the most brilliant mind in the room, and where people were not as smart or educated, he didn't exclude them."
Filmmaker Cynthia ROBERTS, another former girlfriend, recalls meeting him at Carleton University in 1981 when both were photography buffs. She was toting around a large-format Mamiya camera, prompting him to remark, "That's a big camera." He then asked her out on a date.
For all the passion he produced in front of a classroom, Mr. KHAN's real love was cinema. He not only watched movies frequently, he played roles in a number of them. In 1989, Mr. KHAN ran into Queer as Folk director Bruce McDonald and soon found himself cast as an undertaker in Highway 61. Later, Mr. McDonald used him as a bartender in Dance Me Outside, as a photographer in Elimination Dance and a cameraman in Roadkill. At Ms. ROBERTS's request, Mr. KHAN wrote a screenplay for an underground production called Jack of Hearts about a scientist involved with body implants. One of his last acts in the movie business was a voice-over in the 1997 film City of Dark.
By 1997, Mr. KHAN had decided to cut back on the movie business to spend more time teaching and to edit the U of T's Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society.
A few years ago, Mr. KHAN discovered he had Korsakoff's syndrome, a brain disorder that stems from excessive alcohol use and is usually coupled with poor eating habits. Although he was known to be a binge drinker who loved rum and coke, the news astonished his Friends. "He was the life of the party but he kept his close Friends at bay," said his friend Arnd JURGENSEN. "To find out that he had a serious drinking problem was of considerable shock."
In Korsakoff's syndrome, prolonged alcohol causes growths on the brain; eventually, Mr. KHAN was forced to give up teaching. As a lecturer who didn't take notes and relied strictly on memory, the illness came as a severe blow. However, when told the problem was reversible if he stopped drinking, and that he would be "good as new" within six months, Mr. KHAN refused to quit.
"He was very gifted but he drank himself to the grave," said one of his university superiors.
Others did not know until near the end. "I never realized Namir was so close to death," Ms. DIX said.
Ironically, near the end of his life, Mr. KHAN began working on a screenplay that involved a detective who had developed Korsakoff's syndrome.
Namir KHAN was born January 11, 1955, in Allahabad, India. He died in Toronto on July 10, 2005. A coroner's report on the cause of death proved inconclusive. He had been suffering for several years from Korsakoff's syndrome. He is survived by brothers Nadir and Nazir and sisters Nazish and Nigaf. He was predeceased by his parents Faiyaz and Mumtaz Jahan KHAN and a brother, Nasir.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-12 published
MURPHY, Patrick James
(Retired longtime executive of Elf Atochem and a longtime member of the Boulevard Club)
Suddenly on Monday, October 10, 2005 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (née NOBLE.) Loving father of Sean Patrick MURPHY. Dear brother of Margaret McKEEN and her husband Jack and predeceased by his sister Jean TAILOR/TAYLOR. Also loved by many nieces and nephews. Pat is also mourned by his beloved fiancé Debra ROBERTS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral mass will be held Friday, October 14, 2005 at St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga (at Tomken), at 11 a.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
STEINBERG, Margaret
Sadly passed away on October 19th, 2005, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Wife of the late Dr. Jacob (Jerry) STEINBERG and dear sister of the late Roy ROBERTS. She will be deeply missed by her children Naomi, David, and Julianne, granddaughter Maya, daughter-in-law Kathy, brothers Russell and John ROBERTS and many extended family and dear Friends. A service will take place at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, followed by a Life Celebration at 2 p.m. at the Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-01 published
ROBERTS, Marianne
Suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, November 28, 2005 at her home in Mississauga. Marianne, beloved wife of Ian. Loved mother of Christopher, Jennifer and Marion. Dear sister of Connie WOROBEC. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (One block east of Kerr Street 905-844-2600) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2005 at Oakridge Bible Chapel, 2250 Eighth Line, Oakville. Cremation to follow. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Email condolences may be made at kopriva@eol.ca please place ROBERTS on the subject line.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
CLENDENNING, Thomas Gerald, P.Eng.
Peacefully on Tuesday December 6, 2005 at Eagle Terrace in Newmarket, Ontario, surrounded by his wife and three children. Gerald was born July 26, 1918, and was the third of four sons of Campbell and Anna May (McNEELY) CLENDENNING, on a farm near Gananoque, Ontario. A graduate of Queen's University (1941), he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Corps of Engineers and served in the invasion of Italy and the liberation of the Netherlands. He married Evelyn Marie PRESTON of Portland, Ontario in England on November 14, 1943. After the war he joined Ontario Hydro and retired from its Research Division in 1983, having used his expertise in the science of concrete engineering to work on nuclear waste disposal, and as a private consultant, on the construction of the Toronto City Hall, Trent University and the C.N. Tower. He was a founding member of the Canadian Concrete Institute. Gerry enjoyed summers on Rideau Lake for many years. In 1972, the family relocated from Etobicoke to a minifarm near Barrie, Ontario, where they stayed for 27 years. After suffering a stroke, Gerry became a resident of Eagle Terrace in Newmarket, whose fine staff gave him warm and understanding care during his 5 years there. In retirement, his favourite pastimes included planting the kitchen garden, driving for the Red Cross, analyzing current events and the stock market, and partnering Evelyn at the bridge table. He loved limericks, peanuts and small dogs. His intellect, sense of humour and gentle nature will be fondly remembered by Evelyn, Anne (Ken ROBERTS) of King City, Bob (Christine) of Sudbury, and Linda (Colin CHALMERS) of Stony Plain, Alberta. He also leaves his brother Don (Carolyn) of San Jose, California; seven grandchildren, Will, Virginia and Mary Roberts, and Rob, James, Anna and Grace CLENDENNING; his nieces, nephews and cousins in the Clendenning, McNeely, Thomson and Spence families; and many beloved in-laws and Friends cherished over his 87 years. He was predeceased by his brothers Leonard (Thunder Bay) and Kenneth (La Jolla, California). Cremation has taken place and memorial arrangements to follow are entrusted to the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, Newmarket (905-895-6631). The family would be thankful for donations in his memory to the Canadian Red Cross or to Queen's University in lieu of flowers.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-17 published
ROBERTS, Susanne (née WILSON)
On Sunday, November 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, of a sarcoma, Susanne ROBERTS, daughter of Ferne and Bud WILSON of Visalia, California, mother of Daniel and Camille ROBERTS, and formerly married to Neal ROBERTS. Susanne, (known as Bede to her family and many of her Friends) was born on December 3, 1946 and grew up in Visalia. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, she trained and worked as a teacher before marrying Neal ROBERTS. They lived first in India and then in Toronto where Neal was on the faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School between 1971 and 1981, with an interval of two years at the University of Warwick in England. Both their children were born in Toronto. During this time Susanne developed her enthusiasm and expertise as a potter and for a time worked professionally for an English ceramics firm. Her talent as a potter was characterized by speed and daring, and her pieces are treasured by her Friends and admirers. The family moved to Santa Monica, and subsequently Susanne returned to live in Visalia in 1996 where she was a dedicated and admired elementary school teacher. Her vibrant personality, sense of humour and intelligence touched a wide circle of Friends wherever she lived.
A service in celebration of her life was followed by, as she instructed, a large and joyful party at her house in Visalia on Saturday afternoon, December 3.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
CONWAY, Richard Douglas
Born November 22, 1926 in Dublin, Ireland. Richard passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on January 1, 2005 at William Osler Health Care Centre, Etobicoke Campus. Beloved husband and partner for 62 years of Jean (née CONYARD.) Cherished father of late daughter Nolene and of son Sean (Joyce ROBERTS.) Survived by loving children Marie (Gordon KENNEDY,) Alacoque, Richard (Yvonne DAMBOISE), Christopher, Jane, Brian, Michael, Ellen (Gary LINTON), and Bridget (Bradford BIMM.) Beloved Grandy of Kevin, Tina (Michael STEWARD/STEWART/STUART), Jason, Jennifer, John, Stephen, Matthew, Laura, Rebecca, Brendan, Phil, Katherine, Lisa, Nicolas, Alex, Austin and Claire. Great Grandy of Ethan. Richard immigrated to Canada from Dublin in 1956. Richard was proud to have served 26 years with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service, retiring in 1991. He was an Honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Richard was an avid fisherman who had an endless supply of wonderful anecdotes and he savoured a good joke. He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Transfiguration of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church (45 Ludstone Dr.) at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation. To thine own self be true.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
ROBERTS, Carl Nigel
Passed away in Toronto, on January 01, 2005. Beloved son of Mabel and Kenneth. Dearest brother to Fiona. Loving friend to Therese. Always remembered by his cousins Lin, Julia and Susan. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Homes, 2960 Dufferin St. (2 streets south of Lawrence Ave.), on Tuesday, January 4 from 7-9 p.m. Service in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 05, 2005, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4C2.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
ATKINSON, William John
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Care Centre, Owen Sound on Monday, January 3rd, 2005. Bill ATKINSON of Sandy Cove Acres and formerly of Willowdale in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Betty (née MacKENZIE.) Loving father of Susan ROBERTS (husband Doug), Michael (wife Sandra), all of Owen Sound and Robert (wife Nancy) of Barrie. Predeceased by his son David ATKINSON. He will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren and their spouses, as well as his 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Dorothy (husband Bruce and Gloria CHANDLER) of Etobicoke and the late George (late wife Marg) ATKINSON. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes (201 Minet's Point Road, at Yonge Street), Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday afternoon, January 6th, 2005 at 3: 00 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
BLACKMORE, Donald Gordon
Passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, January 10th, 2005, in his 73rd year. Loving son of the late Harry and Ethel BLACKMORE. Dear brother of Beulah and Glenn TAIT/TAITE/TATE, June and Bill ROBERTS, and David and Irene BLACKMORE. Dear father of Daryle BLACKMORE and loving husband of 42 years to Catherine BLACKMORE (née JONES,) and brother-in-law of Shirley and James HARRISON. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Ogden Chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Spring interment Ebenezer Cemetery, West Gwillimbury. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
WOOD, Marguerite
Peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Stanley. Loving mother of Judy, Cheryl LINTS and her husband Dennis, Laurel MARSHALL and her husband Gordon, Stanley Richard and Mark. Adored grandmother of Shaun, Matthew and Karen. Dear sister of Ross BURNS and Eleanor ROBERTS. Predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Roncesvalles Chapel, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park), on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
ROBERTS, Melvin Mark
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook Medical Centre on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005. Melvin Mark ROBERTS, husband of the late Daisy. Loving father of Gary and his wife Rose, David and his wife Linda, Steven and his wife Jennifer and Suzanne and her husband Andrew. Fondly remembered by his four grandchildren: Ian, Colin, Erika and MacKenzie. He will also be missed by his brother Doyle and sisters Bernice and Barbara and sister-in-law Mary (wife to late brother Ray) of Newfoundland and his many relatives and Friends in Newfoundland. Resting at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (at Eglinton) on Friday, February 4th, 2005 from 12: 30 o'clock until 2 o'clock. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, M4P 2C9.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
COTTON, Lillian M.
Peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital, on Thursday, February 3, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Roy COTTON. Dear mother of John COTTON, Marlene GOADBY and her husband Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear grandmother of Josh. Loved sister of Margaret PERKINS, Jack ROBERTS and William ROBERTS. Predeceased by brothers Charles and Donald ROBERTS. A memorial service will be held at Oriole York Mills United Church (2609 Bayview Avenue at York Mills), on Monday, February 7th at 11 o'clock, followed by a reception in the church hall. Donations, in memory of Lillian, to The Lung Association, 150 Laird Drive, Suite 202, Toronto M4G 3V7 or Osteoporosis Society, 33 Laird Drive, Toronto M4G 3S9, would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
ROBERTS, Eleanor (née BURNS)
Peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2005 at William Osler - Brampton Campus, in her 80th year. Predeceased by her husband Walter (2002). Loving mother to Harry and Wilma, Kevin and Gary, Rhonda, and daughter-in-law Sharon. Cherished Nana to Jamie, Tania, and Tyler. She will be sadly missed by her brother Ross and many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton 905-456-8190, on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens, Toronto. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS 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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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
WILLIS, Louisa Evelina (DE LA PERRELLE)
Passed away at her home on Sunday, February 6, 2005 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward John (Ted) WILLIS (Squire of The Funny Farm) for 63 years. Loved mother of Anne and Laurie ROBERTS of Grimsby, Pauline and David STANLEY of Meaford, John and Lynda WILLIS of San Diego and Robin WILLIS of Mississauga. Lovingly remembered by her 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Len DE LA PERRELLE and predeceased by her brother Eric DE LA PERRELLE. Dear sister-in-law of Pat DE LA PERRELLE. The WILLIS Family will receive their Friends at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2005. Private cremation to follow. If so desired, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
HOOK, Charles " Chas"
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 9th, 2005, after a brief, intense illness, Charles HOOK, of Hastings, formerly of Toronto, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Joan for over 35 years, with stepchildren Brad NEWMAN (Jeiley,) Jan VAN DER REEST (Gary), Barbara LEGGE (Max), and daughter-in-law Teresa KRAWCZYK/ NEWMAN. His grandchildren are Kevin, Ryan (Margo,) Darek, Lara, Courtney, Jason, Dylan, Jared and Daniel. Predeceased by his parents and his son-in-law, Jeff NEWMAN. Charles served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940-1945. He was a 30 year former employee of the City of Toronto City Hall Health Department (Accounting). He was an avid sports fan, card player, ice skater, storyteller, and loved to chat with all who crossed his path. He will be greatly missed and is loved by all. A special thank you to Dr. WILKIN, Dr. McMILLAN, Dr. ROWSOM and the Intensive Care Unit staff of Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Visiting at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North, Markham, Ontario (905) 294-2030 on Saturday, February 12th from 11: 00 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m. Service at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Matthew ROBERTS officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lung Association or Canadian Cancer Society.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
LOCKWOOD, Mary (née HARRINGTON)
Peacefully at Madonna Nursing Home in Ottawa on February 11th, 2005 at the a ge of 85, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Walter "Bill" LOCKWOOD, dear mother of Margaret (Brian ROBERTS,) and the late John. Loving grandmother of Jon (Karen,) Megan (David,) Elizabeth and Paule HEYNEN of Belgium. According to her wishes she was cremated and will be interred in England later in the year. Donations to the Madonna Nursing Home or the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa would be appreciated. For further information please contact the Roberts Family at (613) 834-1900.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
ROBERTS, Helen
Peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Tom ROBERTS. Devoted mother of Joanne ROBERTS (Markham,) Marilyn and Brian WALKER (London,) and Tom and Debbie ROBERTS (Barrie). Proud grandmother of Rob, Jeff, Tommy and Katie. As per her arrangements, cremation and memorial services have taken place. Those wishing to remember Helen are asked to please make donations to Participation House, 9 Butternut Lane, Markham, Ontario, L3P 3M1. Arrangements entrusted to the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (416-698-3121).

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
ROBERTS, Ernest G.
(Veteran World War 2, Governor General's Horse Guards Regiment). Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, on February 21, 2005, in his 92nd year. Ernie, beloved husband of Martha. Dear dad of Denise and her husband Kenneth PATRICK, Beverly and her husband Gerry NEALLY, Vicki and her husband Chuck JUNIPER and Don ROBERTS. Dear grandpa to 9 and great-grandpa to 7. Survived by his sister Audrey CLEIN. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel Friday at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Markham-Stouffville Hospital.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
ROBERTS, Ruth Evelyn (née CLARKE)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth, in her 86th year, on February 27th, 2005. Dear wife of the late Ted, for over 60 years. Beloved mother of Barbara (Ole) KAHL and dear grandma of Jeffrey and Alison. Predeceased by her cherished son David. Loving sister of Gertrude MOYER (the late Don,) Bruce (the late Norma and Eleanor), Doug (Margaret), David (Peggy), Keith (Ruth) and Louise CLARKE. Lovingly remembered by Dawn and Tony CABRAL and her granddaughters Mary Ann and Melissa. Will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends. Many thanks to the caring staff at Mountainview Residence (Georgetown) and at the William Osler Hospital. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home (11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown) 905-877-3631 on Wednesday, March 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church (2 Wellington Street East, Brampton) on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory, contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
NICHOLL, Helen Grace Patricia
Peacefully on March 4, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 91st year. Helen will be greatly missed by her sister Alice REMILLARD, nieces Susan ROBERTS and Pat MESSER, nephew Raymond REMILLARD and his wife Patricia, numerous great nieces and nephews~ cousins and Friends. Friends may call at the "Trull North Toronto" Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Monday March 7 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 8 at 11 a.m. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
MacKENZIE, Ernest William
July 27, 1939 (Amherst, Nova Scotia) - March 4, 2005 (Brampton, Ontario) Passed away Friday, March 4, 2005 at Peel Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by his parents Daniel and Eileen MacKENZIE (BENJAMIN,) his sister Faye, brother-in-law Thorton and their two sons. Beloved husband of Evelyn. Loving father of Debra ROBERTS (Melvin,) Wendy PARK (Darrell,) Cindy ROSE (Raymond,) Marie MEDICRAFT (Tony) and Edward "Eddy" MacKENZIE (Tiane.) Sadly missed by many grandchildren. Dear brother of five sisters and five brothers and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Cremation.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
THOMAS, Hettie Belle (ROBERTS)
At MarkHaven Home for Seniors, Markham. Belle quietly left us during her afternoon nap on Thursday, February 24, 2005. Born in Burlington, Newfoundland, on October 26, 1912, Belle was the first born to Edmund and Bessie (LUSH) ROBERTS. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Arch (Archibald Charles, 1967). Belle will be sadly missed by her sisters Elizabeth NEWHOOK (late Dr. Bill,) Evelyne PAYNE (Earl,) and Jeanette GIFFORD (Jim,) and her brothers Willie (Amelia READER,) and Eddie (Irene SIMPSON.) Predeceased by her sisters Daisy SKINNER (late Dick) and Mayme COOLING (Fred,) and her brothers Lawrence (Reta BAIN) and Freddie (Margaret GODWIN.) She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, (three lights north of Hwy. 7, 905-305-8508) Markham, on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m., Reverend Karl BURDEN officiating. A reception will follow. Belle's ashes will be interred with her husband at Sanctuary Park Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, or the Christian Blind Mission, Stouffville.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
FORD, Patricia Rose (née SPRAYSON)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre in her 85th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Edward Frank. Beloved sister to Phyllis GRAYSTONE, Dennis (Gladys) SPRAYSON, Monty (June) SPRAYSON, Roy (Bev) SPRAYSON, Arthur SPRAYSON (Dolores DODDS) and Ken (Mary) SPRAYSON. Survived by her sisters-in-law Denise ROBERTS and Mildred WOOLLEY and her brother-in-law Lloyd SMITH. Patricia will be fondly remembered by her friend, Leonard BARTLETT, her many nieces, nephews and all who knew her. Predeceased by her brother Frank, and her sister Shirley SMITH. Extended family and Friends are invited to visit the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W., on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Chapel service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
ROBERTS, Pierrette (née BIBAUD)
Passed away peacefully, St. Patrick's Day, 2005. Widow of Rankin ROBERTS of Laval and Ballantyne's Cove, Nova Scotia. Beloved mother of Alan, Phil and Larry ROBERTS. Dear grandmother of Angela, Katharine and Andrea. Mother-in-law of Ofelia, Pam and Jayne. Survived by sisters Lucille, Adele and brother Robert, as well as many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Cremation at Urgel Bourgie, Chomedey. No service as per her wishes. Burial at Cote des Neiges Cemetery in the spring. A donation to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. There is a link death cannot sever. Love and remembrance last forever. Goodbye, Mom.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
ROBERTS, Herbert Thomas
The world lost another great one on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Shelburne District Hospital, Herbert ROBERTS of Orangeville, in his 88th year, beloved husband for 66 years of Esther MORRISON. Loving father of Carolyn and Thomas SCRIVEN, Margaret and Mario RAGO. Cherished grandfather of Wayne and Lynn SCRIVEN, Darlene and Ray WHIFFEN, Veronica and Glen HOLBROUGH, Tony and Jennifer RAGO. Lovingly remembered by his 7 great-grandchildren. Herb lived his life for others, always putting those around him first. He will be sadly missed by all. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) on Wednesday evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, March 31 at 11 o'clock. Followed by cremation. Ifdesired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dufferin Chapter, 204-21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3 would be appreciated. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-04 published
BALL, William Roy
(Printer Toronto Star 35 years). Passed away at the Woods Park Nursing Home, Barrie on Friday, April 1, 2005. Bill BALL of Barrie in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (née ROBERTS.) Dear father of Virginia STROUD and her husband, Clint of Barrie and William and his wife Dianne of Waterdown. Predeceased by a daughter Rosemary. Loving grandfather of Suzy ROTH and William. Dear brother of Betty WILTON of Vancouver, British Columbia. Friends may call at Jennett Chapel of the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street, Barrie on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services in the chapel on Wednesday, April 6 at 11: 00 a.m. Followed by cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Cancer Care Clinic as your expression of sympathy. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at ball@funeralhome.on.ca

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
HILTZ, Edward " Ted"
Of Huntsville. Went home to be with our Lord on Monday, April 4, 2005. Ted HILTZ, beloved husband of Corinne. Lovingly remembered by four daughters, Sandra STRONGMAN and her husband Norman of Huntsville, Gail MICHEL and her husband John of Oshawa, Cheryl CROZIER and her husband Jim of Burk's Falls and Lisa DALLAS and her husband Darryl of Oshawa. Lovingly remembered by brother Bill and his wife Joan, sister Nancy FORD and her husband Alan, sister Doreen ROBERTS of Virginia, and sister Mary DAVIS (deceased) and her husband Ross. Greatly missed by 23 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. Dear son of the late Wilfred and Doris HILTZ formerly of Unionville and stepson of the late Gladys HILTZ formerly of Unionville and Stouffville. Friends and relatives will be received at Highview Baptist Church, 411 Highview Drive, Huntsville on Thursday, April 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Highview Baptist Church on Friday, April 8 at 2 o'clock. Spring interment at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville. Arrangements with the Mitchell Funeral Home, Huntsville, (705) 789-5252.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
McNEILLY, William Murray (January 24, 1929-December 2, 2004)
At Afton Park Place, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kathy). Dear brother of Elizabeth (Colin McDOUGALL,) Joyce (David McDOWELL,) all of Markham, Hugh and Steve, both Toronto, Thomas (Liz), Kenneth (Irene,) all of Scotland and Martha (Tom NUGENT) of England. Brother-in-law of Cicely (Sam ROBERTS), Joan (Roy WILLIAMS), all of North Wales, Peter FLINT (Gretta) of Mississauga and Helen (Jeremy MOULAND) of Sarnia. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Hugh and Elizabeth and brother Robert and sister Dorothy McHUGH. He was born in Scotland and came to Canada in 1954. In his youth, Bill was a champion amateur boxer. He was a member and Past Master of Todmorden Lodge No. 647 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Toronto, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 and Strangway Seniors Centre, Sarnia. Bill was a keen lawn bowler in Campbellford and Sarnia. A Memorial Celebration of Bill's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. N., Markham, preceded by Masonic Service at 12: 30 p.m. Friends who wish to may send memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, 20 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
ROBERTS, John F. " Jack"
On Friday, April 22, 2005 in Toronto in his 95th year. Predeceased by his parents, sister Hilda, and brother Frank. Jack was formerly of 72 Grenadier Rd. and was a long time employee of North American Life. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 from 1 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
WILLIAMS, Joan Roberta Hilton (formerly HILTON, née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
Passed away in Casper, Wyoming on April 15, 2005, in her 80th year. Predeceased by her loving husband William (Bill) WILLIAMS. Born April 2, 1926 in the County of York, Joan was the daughter of the late Joseph and Henrietta (ROBERTS) TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Beloved wife of Robert E. HILTON. Loving mother of Carole and husband Ross CURRY and Lynne and husband David DURWARD. Cherished Granny of granddaughters Janet (Wayne) COLE, Valerie (Peter) STRUB and Deanna PEACOCK and great-grandchildren Jordan MARSHALL, Jennavieve STRUB, Adam, Eric and Joshua COLE. Dear sister of Audrey (Frank) PLEDGE and nephew Robert PLEDGE. A celebration of Joan's life to be held on Friday, April 29, 2005 at the Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario at 2: 30 p.m. Scattering of cremated remains at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-29 published
McMULLIN, Lena Elizabeth (née WILLMOTT)
(Member of Caledon East United Church; Past Matron and Life Member of Valley Chapter No. 297, O.E.S., Caledon East) Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, after a long and determined battle with cancer, Lena McMULLIN, Orangeville, in her 86th year, beloved and devoted wife of the late Ivor McMULLIN (1991.) Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jim and Jean McMULLIN, Caledon East; Norman and Jeanette McMULLIN, Erin. Cherished grandmother of Lisa McMULLIN Courtney, Christopher and Taylor McMULLIN; great-grandmother of Chyauna Francis. Predeceased by grand_son Steven McMULLIN. Lena will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Jean SIMPSON, brother-in-law George and his wife Yvonne McMULLIN, sister-in-law Dorothy McMULLIN and sister-in-law Beatrice WILLMOTT. Predeceased by brothers Charles WILLMOTT, Edwin WILLMOTT, James and wife Helen WILLMOTT and sisters Gladys and husband Thomas ROBERTS Daisy and husband William FEATHERSTONHAUGH; brother-in-law Russell SIMPSON, sister-in-law Norma and husband Ron FLUDDER and brother-in-law Russell McMULLIN. She will also be fondly missed by her many nieces, nephews and cherished Friends. Lena moved to Caledon East after her marriage to Ivor, her husband of 49 years. She worked tirelessly beside Ivor throughout their marriage, first on the family farm and later as his most dedicated supporter during his years in local and provincial politics. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630), Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 3 at one o'clock. Interment of cremated remains in the family plot at Caledon East Public Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Headwaters Health Care Centre Foundation, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9; Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 175 Bloor Street East, Suite 700 North Tower, Toronto M4W 3R8 would be appreciated by the family. Eastern Star service will be held Monday evening at 8: 30 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
ROBERTS, Lincoln
(Retired Canada Customs). Suddenly at his home in Etobicoke, on Friday, April 29th, 2005 at age 74 years. Beloved husband of Regina. Dear brother of Neil ROBERTS of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and predeceased by Rodina HOOD, Terrence ROBERTS, Rob ROBERTS, Gen SAMES and Elsie ROBERTS. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, May 5th, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Covenant House.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-13 published
HARPER, Gaye Scott " Gayle" (née LAMBIE)
(Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church) Gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, May 12, 2005, Gayle (née LAMBIE,) in her 58th year. Loving mother of Beverly and her husband Phil ASTILL of Oshawa, Jayme HARPER of Calgary, and Jeffery and his wife Colleen HARPER of Oshawa. Loving grandmother of Chelsea and Cassidy ASTILL, Luke and Regan HARPER, and dear sister of Darlene and her husband Ted ROBERTS of Mississauga, David and his wife Marcel LAMBIE of Barrie, Dawn and her husband David HARPER of Etobicoke, Charmaine and her husband Gord HUNTER of Bramalea, and Laura and her husband David JEWERS of Mississauga. Relatives and Friends will be received at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Service Monday 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 461 Phillip Murray Ave., Oshawa. Cremation. Donations made in memory of Gayle to Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Oshawa General Hospital Foundation, new Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by her family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
GOUDY, Winifred (née BRADY)
Peacefully, in the presence of her family, on Thursday, May 19th, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Brampton Campus. Winifred, 80 years of age, wife of the late James A. GOUDY. Loving mother of Margaret Anne and her fiance Robert ASHMORE of Georgetown, James and his wife Nancy of Ladner, British Columbia and John of Toronto. Proud grandmother of Jennie and Geoffrey Eby. Dear sister of Desmond BRADY of Bradford, England. Predeceased by her sisters Madeline ROBERTS and Margaret DENT. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Please call the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown (905-877-3631) for funeral details. In memory contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
HAYES, Leah (née ZAGRODNEY)
Suddenly in Vancouver on May 17, 2005, Leah HAYES, beloved wife of Jeff. Dear daughter of Leo and Ellen ZAGRODNEY. Sister of Karen and Ron ROBERTS, Lori and Bill DAVIES, Colleen and Mark LABOUCANE and Randy ZAGRODNEY. Aunt of Leah and her daughters Taylor and Jadyn, Amanda, Mike and Neil. Will be fondly remembered by her many Friends and colleagues. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cremation. "We Love You Leah"

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-27 published
11-year-old killed by truck 'a treasure'
Died after biking accident with garbage truck
Local residents say Horner Ave. is dangerous for children
By Scott ROBERTS, Staff Reporter
"Energetic, athletic, funny -- a really good friend."
Lynn TOMASEK's eyes well up with tears as she reads a list of words used to describe Ben PASKUS, an 11-year-old Etobicoke boy crushed to death by a garbage truck Wednesday evening.
"The children are just devastated," said TOMASEK, principal of St. Ambrose Catholic School, where Ben was a student in Grade 6. "He was a treasure, one of a kind. He'd be the first one to ask me how my day was going."
Ben was riding his bicycle home along Horner Ave. from a friend's house around 6: 40 p.m., police said. As he reached the corner of Sheldon Ave., a garbage truck made a right turn and crushed the boy, who was to celebrate his 12th birthday on Monday.
He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was performed yesterday.
Local residents say Horner Ave. is notoriously dangerous for children.
"People are always speeding and running lights on Horner," said Debby SINCLAIR, a neighbour and family friend.
In the past 10 years, there have been five accidents at the same intersection, three of which caused personal injuries. This was the first fatality.
A traffic light was recently put up at Beta St. and Horner Ave., four streets away, after complaints from the community, neighbours said.
Louise LEMIEUX, Ben's mother, would not speak to reporters but released a statement.
"I would like to thank the Alderwood community and the St. Ambrose community for their love and support at this difficult time," it read in part.
Throughout the day, Friends and neighbours streamed by the family's home to offer condolences. Residents on Connorvale Ave., just west of Kipling Ave., described Ben as a funny and outgoing boy. He loved playing street hockey, baseball, soccer and skateboarding. He leaves two younger brothers, Luke and Jacob.
Next-door neighbour Eric, whose mother asked that his last name not be used, said Ben was like a brother to him.
"I grew up with him through thick and thin," said the 17-year-old student at Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School. "I taught him everything, how to fix his bike, how to skateboard. It's unbelievable he'd die this way."
Eric, whose younger brothers Nicholas, 11, and Christopher, 14, were also close with Ben, said he'll watch over the late boy's siblings like they were his own.
"I'm going to have to be a big brother figure to Luke and Jacob, too," he said.
"I'll always be here for them and Louise. I'll live here all my life, as long as they need me."
Artur and Maria PEREIRA, neighbours of the family, remember Ben as a newborn.
"He was an angel," said Artur. "You couldn't ask for a better son."
Ben, whose mother and father, Ed, are separated, was an altar boy at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Neighbours said he shared a love of singing with his mother.
At least four social workers and two counsellors will be available to students and parents, school officials said.
LEMIEUX asked the community to pray for the driver of the garbage truck, whom she described as "the other victim of the accident."
Police have not released the name of the driver, who was reportedly traumatized and taken to hospital Wednesday night. The truck, owned by Turtle Island Municipal Services, was on contract to the City of Toronto.
Funeral arrangements have been made. Visitation will take place tomorrow at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Ambrose Church.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-30 published
PERRIN, Stanley Maurice
It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of a wonderful Dad, Pappa and Husband, Stan/Stanley on Saturday, May 28, 2005. He passed away where he always wanted to be, his family home on always beautiful, Jack's Lake, Apsley. Beloved husband of the late Doris PERRIN (SUTTON,) whom he is with again. Wonderful Dad to Debbie (Rick), Nancy (Barry) and Don (Jan), who will forever cherish him in their hearts and memories. Dear Pappa to Nicole, Kim (Vince) and Lisa (Lewis) who will remember the adventures at the cottage and all of the "toys". Loving Grand Pappa to Nicholas, Dylan, Jack, Joshua, Sydney and Marlee, who only knew him for his last few years, but will hear stories of his escapades for years to come. Fondly remembered by sister Dorothy HAY (Allen) and predeceased by brother Jack and daughter Sandra PERRIN. Special friend to Fred and Freda HOUSE and to many others who needed the latest news on Jack's Lake or The road. Visitation at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield on Tuesday, May 31 from 1-3: 00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Jack ROBERTS officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Alzheimer Society (directed to research) would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-10 published
ROBERTS, Joyce
(From Guyana) Died on June 7, 2005. A Mass will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W., Mississauga on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-19 published
CARUANA, Phyllis Mary (née JONES)
At her home in Sutton on Friday, June 17, 2005 at the age of 83 years. Phyllis CARUANA (née JONES,) beloved wife of George (Cary.) Dear mother of Barry CARUANA of Gillingham, Kent, England, Valerie KLASSEN and her husband Lanny of Ottawa, and Linda ROBERTS and her husband John of Pickering. Loving grandmother of Trevor, Sarah, Jay (Natasha), Heidi and Jessica, and great-grandmother of Aaron and Leo. Sister-in-law of Mary ELLIS (Bill,) Blanche HYODO, Dorothy CARUANA and Gloria CARUANA. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
ROBERTS, Floyd Ambrose
The Man with the Horn Floyd Ambrose ROBERTS went peacefully in his sleep at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday, June 25, 2005, in the arms of his loving family. Well known Canadian Trombonist, Floyd was born in Hamilton on July 11, 1914, and spent his life "Born to Play" with his boyhood Friends in the depression, the "Big Bands", World War 2 - The Lost Recordings, British Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Brant Inn, Toronto, New York, London; a musician's musician. Beloved husband of Bonnie (Yvonne) for 63 years; loving father of Wayne and his son Warren; cherished father of Debra; and dear son Craig and his wife Susan, and their children Yvonne and Brandon. He will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews, relatives and Friends. The family extends thanks to Dr. BORGIEL, Dr. MILLER and the staff at Apple Hills Medical Centre for their loving care over the years, and to the considerate staff at the Trillium Health Centre. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of this wonderful man's life will be held at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1170 Tynegrove Road, Mississauga, on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 11 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Trillium Health Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-01 published
CROZIER, Edna May (ROBERTS)
On Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Edna (ROBERTS,) beloved husband of Al. Loving mother of Margaret and Jim. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christine and David, and by her nieces and nephews and her brother Georgie and his wife Tessie. Predeceased by her brothers Walter and Jim, her grand_son Ed, and sister-in-law Betty. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600), on Sunday, July 3, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A Private Family Service will be held with an interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place CROZIER on the subject line.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
ROBERTS, Marion R.
Suddenly on Friday, July 1, 2005 in her 88th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Al ROBERTS of Keswick. Loving mother of Carolyn and the late Heather. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Joshua, Kelly and Danielle and great-grandmother of Jake and Janis. Dear foster mother of Joanne HAYWARD. Loving sister of Dora NEWTON, Grace McMILLAN and Arthur OSMOND. Marion will be sadly missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Margaret's in the Pines Cemetery, Scarborough. If desired, donations made to Southlake Regional Health Centre or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
ALLEYNE, Maisie Hyacinth
Peacefully at Providence Health Centre on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 in her 94th year. Maisie, loving wife of the late John ALLEYNE. Cherished mother of Jeanne, Joyce, John, Michael, Bernard, Barbara, Peter and Dawn. Beloved mother-in-law of Henry, Nelson, Joan, Haymawatie, Jackie, Harish, Susan and Jim. Grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 11 and great-great-grandmother of 1. Sister-in-law of Dorothy Van Ryck DEGROOT and cousin of Olive ROBERTS. Maisie will be missed by her many relatives and dear Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass in St. Lawrence Church (Lawrence east of Birchmount) on Friday morning at 10 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Healthcare.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
BULL, Edwin Herbert
Suddenly in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of "Lottie" and the late Mae ROBERTS. Dearest father of Sandra HARVIE and her husband Bryant and step-father of Tom HALSEY, Charlene TRIMM and her husband Vaughn. Proud "Pops" to 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Norma WILLS and Birdie BULL. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (275 Lesmill Rd., south of 401, east off Leslie, North York) on Saturday July 9th at 10 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
Friends mourn slain teenager
By Scott ROBERTS and Ashley JOANNOU, Staff Reporters
Six roses, a red bandana and a copy of the New Testament lay on a sidewalk behind an Etobicoke apartment complex last night a memorial for 17-year-old Matthew George WILMOT.
A gym beside the apartment where the teen played basketball was used as a canvas for one last message from WILMOT's Friends: "R.I.P. DIzzy."
WILMOT, known to his Friends as DIzzy, was gunned down Wednesday afternoon outside the entrance of an apartment on Islington Ave. just south of Finch Ave. W., at about 2 p.m.
His death was one of three shootings this week; Toronto police have made an arrest in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy and are still searching for suspects in the other attacks.
WILMOT died after being taken to Sunnybrook hospital; an autopsy yesterday revealed the cause to be gunshot wounds to the chest.
The afternoon shooting took place just steps away from a playground where children looked on.
witnesses: reported seeing a black sport utility vehicle, possibly a Lincoln Navigator or a Ford Explorer, speeding away after the shooting. No arrests have been made.
Friends of WILMOT described him as quiet and athletic. They were shocked he would be the target of an attack that police described as brazen.
"He was just a good guy," said Shawn CETTINO, a close friend. "He was a smart kid, too. He would never disrespect anyone."
WILMOT was known to police but officers wouldn't elaborate.
Meanwhhile, Bernard BOACHIE, 18, of Toronto faces eight charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy on Monday.
Police believe BOACHIE knew the boy.
The victim was taken to the Hospital for Sick Children by cab after being shot in the shoulder in an apartment building on Tobermory Dr., near Jane and Finch Aves.
Two days later, WILMOT became the city's 31st homicide victim of the year.
Police are also appealing for witnesses: to a second shooting Wednesday, just west of Spadina Ave. between Dundas and Queen Sts.
Kortez JACKSON, a father of four, was shot three times when he opened the door to a townhouse in Atkinson Co-op at about 11 a.m. JACKSON, 32, is in critical condition in hospital.
In another case, police arrested a man in Ottawa yesterday, alleging he had broken the conditions of his release from jail.
Bhupinder Singh SAHOTA, 45, was on conditional release from the Toronto East Detention Centre after being charged with possession of stolen credit cards. He is being brought to Toronto by Ottawa police and will face a variety of charges.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
FORTESCUE, Marjory Ella
Peacefully, at her residence, with her family by her side, on July 10, 2005, in her 87th year. Marjory, beloved wife of the late Arthur FORTESCUE (Art.) Cherished mother of Jim and Eileen, Dianne and the late Keith ROBERTS, Gayle and John KORMANN, Lorriane and the late Syl ASSORDORIAN, Adelle and Dave MARNOCH and Terry and Larry WILKINS. She will be lovingly remembered by her many dear grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Margaret SAVOY (Brian,) and Evy FAIRLEY (Russ,) family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861) on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery followed by reception. Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. FORTESCUE may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
KHAN, Namir Faiyaz
It is with the deepest regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of Namir Faiyaz KHAN, a brilliant teacher, writer and actor who departed suddenly from this world on Sunday, July 10, 2005. He was born in the city of Allahabad, India on January 11, 1955 to Mumtaz Jahan KHAN and Fayaz Bahadur KHAN. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa. He was predeceased by his brother Nasir KHAN and will be missed by his loving family including brothers Nadir KHAN of Toronto and Nazir KHAN of California, sisters Nazish DHIR (née KHAN) of Oakville and Nigat HUSSIEN (née KHAN) of Dubai, India, numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws and his close family of Friends including Cynthia ROBERTS, Arnd JURGENSEN, Suzanne ELLENBOGEN, Wendy DIX, Mark O'HARE, Greg KLYMKIW and many, many others. Namir's professional and artistic achievements are incalculable. As a writer he co-authored numerous published works including the books "Healthy Cities", "Sustainable Production" and "Healthy Work". He co-wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed feature film, "Jack of Hearts" and served as a script editor and consultant to numerous film professionals. Namir's love for cinema was matched by his love for teaching at numerous universities and colleges and most recently and prominently as a lecturer at the Centre For Technology and Social Development in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto where hundreds of students received his passionate and learned lectures. At the Centre Namir conducted extremely valuable research and also served as the editor of the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. Namir was also a prolific actor and appeared in a number of legendary Canadian films including Roadkill, Highway 61, Dance Me Outside, Arrowhead and Jack of Hearts. Namir's life will be celebrated Thursday, July 14, 9: 30 a.m. at the Toronto Necropolis located at 200 Winchester Street in Toronto. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Greenpeace International or the Canadian Film Centre. Arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
Beach's 'guardian angel' difficult, beloved
Street person would have lineup waiting to talk
Customers took care of the scrappy Steve Whale
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
For years he was there, outside the Beach ValuMart on Queen St. E., perched on a canvas stool someone had given him, wrapped in multiple layers of donated clothing and hand-knit scarves no matter what the weather, the copies of the Outreach newspaper he was selling carefully encased in plastic, the coins from his sales filling up a battered coffee cup.
"God bless," he'd say if you stopped to say hello, even if you didn't buy a paper.
And though this was the Beach, putatively an epicentre of smug yuppiedom, and even though he was a street person, a recovering alcoholic and binge crack user, Steve WHALE belonged there and was beloved there. There was always somebody talking to him heck, sometimes there was a lineup to talk to him.
"I considered him my brother; we would talk about everything," said Michael SOMERS, an insurance broker. "I'd sit for hours with him, me cross-legged on the sidewalk, like a little kid."
Still, one or two people complained to the grocery store management during the six or seven years WHALE was outside the store most afternoons and early evenings.
"Some people felt Steve was sitting there begging, which he really wasn't," said Elaine ROBERTS, the front-end store manager.
He used to carry home the groceries of an elderly blind woman he was always good for a quarter for the pay phone.
"You don't have to do that," he'd say to bicyclists about to lock their bikes to a post. "I'll watch 'em for you."
And then there were the dogs. He loved them, knew them all by name, and took care of them when their owners ducked into the store.
He was a quirky guy: a diabetic who liked his coffee with 14 packets of sweetener, a big hockey fan who almost swooned the day one of his customers gave him a signed Maple Leaf sweater and two tickets to a game.
He made sure everyone knew he worked a full day, selling the street newspaper at Yonge and Charles Sts. most mornings, often visiting Sanctuary, a drop-in for street people and the homeless, before taking the streetcar almost to the end of the Queen St. line.
And he made sure people were up to date on the declining state of his health; he had throat cancer, though there was never any point in lecturing him about his chain-smoking. He was living in the New Edwin Hotel -- and his Beach Friends learned not to get him going on what he thought about shelters or men's hostels, or the Mike Harris government, for that matter -- but when he was hospitalized four years ago with a serious bout of pneumonia, he lost his chance at government housing.
Back at his post, still coughing, still smoking, he would tell anyone who asked what had happened. He wasn't complaining, but a couple of Beach residents who understood how social services worked lobbied on his behalf and got WHALE a subsidized bachelor apartment in a handsome development almost kitty-corner from where he worked.
WHALE was overjoyed. "I've got my own bathroom and kitchen," he would say. Soon he had so many pots, pans, appliances and furnishings from his Beach Friends, he had to beg people to stop giving him things. He slept on a pile of blankets on the floor, because he wanted to.
Some of his customers used to take him to the movies at the local Fox Cinema. Others made a point of doing the annual Beaches Jazz Festival with him.
About three years ago, WHALE needed radiation treatment. Every day for five weeks, retired educators and Beach neighbours Doug VAN HAMME and Ken LAUDER drove him down to Princess Margaret Hospital where they waited with him, and then drove him back to the Beach again. LAUDER's 92-year-old mother knit WHALE a scarf and toque every year, and LAUDER often delivered WHALE home-cooked meals.
"He was a difficult guy, but every story he told about his life all ended with him acknowledging his fault and his mistakes, which all had to do with drinking and drugs," LAUDER said. "It was never anybody else's fault. How could you not like and respect someone like that?"
WHALE told LAUDER he grew up in the east end of Toronto, the son of a butcher who never made it through Grade 8 because he played hooky from school. He had a lot of jobs: he might have been a postman and he might have once worked at the former Greenwood racetrack. He told LAUDER his favourite job was driving a truck up to northern Ontario. He was a scrapper, the kind of guy who never walked away from a fight, and he got fired a lot.
He told some he was alone in the world; to others, he admitted he had a family. LAUDER discovered WHALE's son and namesake when he once accidentally called the wrong hotel looking for Steve WHALE.
When his cancer returned in 2003, WHALE moved back to the New Edwin. "He said the people there knew him and would take care of him," LAUDER recalled.
He cussed more than one nurse right out of his room, said Jim PAPADACOS, the owner and operator of the New Edwin. But PAPADACOS and his staff were protective of WHALE, as LAUDER and VAN HAMME discovered one day when they tried to visit him. "Three very big, very tough guys blocked us until we convinced them we were his Friends," VAN HAMME said.
WHALE's tongue had thickened and he was having trouble speaking, though he kept coming out to his spot on the sidewalk on some of the coldest and cruellest days this past winter. But in early April, he was rushed from the New Edwin Hotel to Mount Sinai Hospital.
"He refused St. Mike's Hospital -- that was typical Steve," LAUDER said with a laugh.
The last time he and VAN HAMME saw WHALE, he was excited about the impending visit of his long-estranged son. He said he wouldn't speak to him whenever they bumped into each other at the Good Shepherd Refuge.
WHALE died soon afterward. LAUDER doesn't know the exact date because none of WHALE's Friends from the Beach qualify as family and therefore they can't access that information. Nor does anyone know where WHALE is buried, though the city buries unclaimed bodies in unmarked graves in cemeteries throughout the city. No one is even sure how old he was; some think 56, others 64.
On the last day of spring, people gathered outside the ValuMart for a memorial service. The store donated 50 long-stemmed snapdragons to give to the participants, but there weren't nearly enough. The passing streetcars slowed and people stared at the growing circle of families, dogs, cyclists and shoppers around the spot where WHALE always sat.
Amanda JACKSON had tears running down her face remembering the man with whom she traded paperbacks and who helped her cope when a member of her own family was battling drugs. He was the first person she told when she decided to leave her marriage.
"All he said was 'Are you happy?'" she recalled. "He made me think of a little angel in the Beach. A guardian angel."
But it was Greg PAUL from Sanctuary who reconciled this Steve WHALE with the querulous shut-in who gambled on the ponies and could never completely kick his crack habit.
"Steve told me when he moved out to the Beach, he had found a community," he said. "He died knowing he was embraced by this community."

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-19 published
SMITH, Constance B.
Passed away Sunday, July 17, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Services Centre. Dear sister of Edith KAY and the late Billie ROBERTS, aunt of Peter and Dana, great-aunt of Cara, Scott and Langdon and great-great-aunt of Morgan and Samuel. At her request, funeral arrangements are private. Memorial donations to either Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, M4S 3B1 416-485-0222 or Alzheimer Society for Metropolitan Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto M4P 2C9 416-322-6560, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
Family fears 2 drowned in accident
Police searching Lake Scugog
Men jumped from boat to aid relative
By Scott ROBERTS, Staff Reporter
It was supposed to be a simple family outing, a relaxing fishing trip to celebrate the 31st birthday of Mohammad Asim KHAN.
But the celebration turned into mourning on Monday when KHAN drowned in Lake Scugog, near Port Perry, while trying to save his 25-year-old cousin.
Now, a Richmond Hill family is left to grieve the death of the man they describe as caring and intelligent, as police continue to search for the body of his 44-year-old uncle, Mohammad ASHRAF, who also leapt into the water in the same rescue effort and is presumed drowned.
"Everyone is having a tough time dealing with it," said Rashed MOHAMMAD, who worked with KHAN at a local software company.
"He was too good and that's why I believe he lived too short."
About a dozen family members left shore about 2 p.m. Monday after renting a 14-foot aluminum fishing boat and a larger pontoon boat at the Port Perry Marina.
Just over two hours later, around 4: 20 p.m., police responded to a 911 call indicating one man was unconscious and another missing after jumping into the water to save Basit KHAN, who had drifted away from the boat after jumping in the lake. Neither man was wearing a life jacket.
Basit KHAN, 25, was wearing a life jacket and survived the incident with no injuries.
What began as a rescue mission by police late Monday became a recovery effort yesterday in the search for ASHRAF's body.
The Durham Regional Police marine unit sifted through the murky water about 3 kilometres north of the Port Perry Marina as a helicopter patrolled the scene from above.
Police suspended the search last night. It will resume today.
Relatives who witnessed the incident are still trying to understand how the tragedy happened. They said both men knew how to swim.
Although Lake Scugog is shallow -- in most places ranging from 2 to 4 metres deep -- it is notoriously weedy and has deep pockets of mud at its base, local residents said. Many speculate that could have contributed to the deaths, although police would not comment on the possibility last night.
Family members gathered at KHAN's home in Richmond Hill yesterday, remembering him as a loving father and husband who always tried to help others.
"He never said 'no' to anyone," said friend Ayaz A. AYAZ. "He was always solving problems for people."
Mohammad Asim KHAN, who moved here from Pakistan about four years ago, leaves behind his wife, Sadaf KHAN, and two children, Aleeza, 3, and Abdul Samad, who is 6 months old.
"He died trying to save someone's life without thinking of his own," said Mohammad Imtiaz KHAN, the uncle of the deceased. "He's a hero to me."
Meanwhile, Mohammad Imtiaz KHAN prays that a miracle might save his brother-in-law, Ashraf, who moved to Canada just a year and a half ago from Karachi, Pakistan.
"I am hoping that he's going to call anytime to say that he's okay," he said.
The visitation for Mohammad Asim KHAN will take place today from 12: 45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, 441 Nugget Ave. in Scarborough.
KHAN's body will be flown on Friday to Pakistan, where he will be buried.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
Officer killed as cruiser hits moose
Partner flown to hospital from Muskoka
Dense fog at 2 a.m. cloaked highway in cottage country
By Scott ROBERTS, Staff Reporter
Bracebridge -- When the dispatch call was made to Bracebridge ambulance workers, Jason MOORE's heart sank.
The caller on the line described a horrific road collision in the heart of cottage country where an Ontario Provincial Police officer had been killed early yesterday.
"I had this feeling. I just knew it was him," said MOORE, an ambulance dispatcher.
"I just had this fear that it was him."
MOORE's fear became a reality just minutes later when he found out from emergency workers at the scene what he already suspected that the 29-year-old constable killed was his best friend, Andrew POTTS.
"It was tough to hear," he said. "The whole time I was hoping it wasn't him. But I knew it was."
POTTS, a seven-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police, was pronounced dead at the scene after the police cruiser he was driving collided with a moose on Muskoka Rd. 169, near Walker's Point Rd., about halfway between Gravenhurst and Bala.
His partner, Const. Matt HANES, 39, suffered head injuries and was airlifted to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He was listed in serious condition, but is expected to survive.
The two officers were responding to a domestic dispute when they struck the large animal at about 2 a.m. Dense fog clouded the road and could have caused the accident, which also killed the moose, police said.
Ontario Provincial Police officials would not confirm if the emergency lights of the cruiser were on, or if speed may have contributed to the incident.
After a night without sleep, MOORE travelled to the scene of the collision in search of closure. By afternoon, there were few signs that the accident had taken place. An Ontario Provincial Police crest had been tagged to a telephone pole nearby.
Friends and family described POTTS as a reserved but funny man who loved to ride the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he recently purchased.
A terrible golfer, a great friend -- that is how MOORE will remember POTTS. The two had been close since high school. They were roommates for two years and POTTS was in MOORE's wedding party. MOORE said his best memories of POTTS came from road trips to Ohio and Florida.
"He was really a special guy. He'd be the first one to come over and help you when you needed it. He touched a lot of people here."
From nearby Port Carling, Bob POTTS could only whisper as he tried to describe the son he lost, while his wife Shirley sat close by.
"He was my best friend," said POTTS as his voice waned.
"He was just a great young man, just a responsible, gentle young man. He was just so happy."
Andrew POTTS -- known as Pottsy to close Friends -- had a girlfriend, Erin, and less than a month ago he became an uncle when his sister, Amy SCHELL, gave birth to a baby girl.
Although POTTS was tough on the outside, Friends believed he had a soft spot.
"I think he was excited about the new baby," said MOORE. "He may just not have wanted anybody to know."
POTTS is the first Ontario Provincial Police officer killed this year and the first ever killed on duty from the Bracebridge detachment.
He joined the force in 1998 and was initially posted to the Pickle Lake detachment in northwestern Ontario. He returned to serve his hometown of Bracebridge in 2000.
Fellow officers at the Bracebridge detachment mourned the loss of a man they called a cornerstone of the community.
"Andy was the type of guy you could always count on being there when you needed him," said Const. Ted SMITH. "He was a pleasure to work with and pleasant to talk to. He was just the type of guy you liked to work with."
Premier Dalton McGuinty expressed his condolences."Our thoughts go out to provincial constable POTTS' family and Friends," said McGuinty from Queen's Park.
The funeral service will take place on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Chapel, 4060 Muskoka Rd. in Port Carling.
Four people died in Ontario in motor vehicle collisions with wild animals in 2003, compared to eight in 2002. Also in Ontario that year, there were 13,222 motor vehicle collisions with wildlife that caused property damage; that includes 503 motor vehicle collisions that resulted in human injuries.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
Performance was gift of rock star of a prof
U of T academic talented speaker
Charismatic man mad about films
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Namir KHAN was such a performer -- not just in bit parts in the films of his Friends Bruce McDonald and Peter Lynch, but also in the classroom at University of Toronto where he taught engineering students.
His first-year course about sustainable development, technology's history and its role in creating a brave new environmentally sensitive world was never popular with freshmen. Accustomed to almost perfect papers in maths and sciences, they were suddenly being asked by this tiny guy (KHAN was 5 foot 1) with two degrees in political science to think laterally, make connections and put it all down in essay form.
But KHAN was a charismatic man, a rock star of a prof who used to ride a motorcycle in a black leather jacket. More to the point he was a gifted speaker, someone who could -- and did -- stand in front of 250 students in Room 1105 in the engineering school's Sandford Fleming Building and without notes integrate their world with the thoughts of Martin Heidegger (his personal muse) along with ideas from David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (a film he'd watched hundreds of times) and then throw in references to pop culture, The Terminator and Toronto's bicycle paths.
He was a magus, pacing, gesticulating, his rich voice enveloping his entranced students, who would then clamour to get into the second- and third-year courses he also taught as a professor for the school's Centre for Technology and Social Development in the mechanical and industrial engineering department.
"He faced a bit of resistance from faculty and students. This was a course that had a less than positive effect on a grade point average," said his friend and teaching colleague Arnd JURGENSEN.
"But he was brilliant, simply brilliant, and he had an amazing ability to make complex arguments relevant and easily understood."
It helped that there were always a couple of students who would approach him after class to tentatively ask if he was indeed the undertaker in McDonald's Highway 61 or the East York landlord in Lynch's Genie-winning short film, Arrowhead.
On Sunday, July 10, Friends found KHAN dead in his Chinatown apartment. He was 50. He had stopped teaching last fall after being diagnosed with Korsakoff's syndrome, a brain disorder, but there was no conclusive cause of death stated in the coroner's report.
"He liked centre stage: in the movies, at lectures and at dinner parties, where at some point we would all be listening to Namir and enjoying every minute of it," said Wendy DIX, a former girlfriend. "He wore his knowledge lightly. He had fun with it."
"He would leave you charged," said his nephew Meraj DHIR, who is working on a doctorate in film at Harvard University in good part because of his uncle's influence. KHAN used to take DHIR, 29, and his younger brother Eshwin to all sorts of movies, and talk to them about the mise en scène, the historical underpinnings, the narrative arc, the director's eye, the rhythm and pulse of the piece.
Born and raised in India where he used to sneak out every Saturday to watch movies, KHAN was the youngest of six children. His Oxford University-educated father, the minister of education for his state, sent his children to Jesuit school and would often invite Hindu and Jesuit priests to dinner to broaden his children's education.
KHAN came to Canada when he was 18 and a year later enrolled at Carleton University for his undergraduate and master's degrees. That's where Toronto filmmaker Cynthia ROBERTS met him 25 years ago.
"Namir introduced me to great movies," she said. He took her to see Apocalypse Now on their first date.
In 1989 she introduced him to director Bruce McDonald. The two hit it off and McDonald hired KHAN on the spot to play a cinematographer in a movie. It wasn't a stretch for the movie-mad academic. Soon he became part of McDonald's regular coterie, playing the undertaker in Highway 61, a bartender in Dance Me Outside and a photographer in Elimination Dance.
In 1990 ROBERTS encouraged KHAN to write a screenplay with her three years later Jack of Hearts was produced. His last official credit occurred in 1997 when he did a voiceover in a film Called City of Dark, after which he recommitted himself to his academic work. He co-authored the books Healthy Cities, Sustainable Production and Healthy Work. He also edited the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society.
But he was as passionate as ever about movies at the time of his death. He was working on a screenplay and developing a mystery featuring a sleuth with Korsakoff's syndrome.
In his eulogy, DHIR said that had KHAN had time to complete any of those projects, he was convinced his uncle would have become a "nobel laureate for literature, or an Academy Award-winning screenplay writer, an internationally renowned celebrity professor, or a perennial inhabitant of The New York Times bestseller list."
Perhaps, but in the meantime, his true art was in his performances: the ones he gave to his students, his family and, always, his Friends.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
STEPHENS, Dr. Valerie
Peacefully at age 50 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on July 30, 2005. Loving daughter of Winnifred ROBERTS. Dear wife of Robert (Bob) for 29 years and beloved mother of Andrew. Survived by her two maternal aunts, Joyce DRAPER and Roberta HOBBS and her paternal aunt, Jessie SINCLAIR. Valerie obtained her Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degrees and taught at Master's Bible College (formerly E.P.B.C.). She was in private practice as a pastoral counsellor. Valerie will be missed by her many dear Friends, colleagues and clients. Friends may call at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario on Tuesday, August 2nd from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 1421 Landsdowne St. W., Peterborough on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation prior to the service from 11:00 a.m.-1: 00 p.m. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-07 published
Tears mark spot where 'good man' died
By Scott ROBERTS, Staff Reporter. With files from Huang NAILI
With her head buried in her hands, Ann-Marie cried yesterday beside a small memorial erected for her 27-year-old boyfriend shot dead Friday night at a Scarborough housing complex.
On the patch of grass where Melbourne Glendon WHITTICK was killed lies a bundle of red and white roses, pink carnations and a glass of red wine flanked by a porcelain statue of the Virgin Mary. Aside from the tears, this memorial is the only sign that a man was murdered here a day earlier. The police tape has been taken down; children are back playing on the street.
"I woke up this morning and I said 'no, he's here,'" said Ann-Marie, who asked her last name not be used. "He was such a good man. He didn't bother anybody. He didn't harass anybody... I don't understand why."
WHITTICK became involved in an altercation with two men before he was shot once in the abdomen while on his way to the bus station on Victoria Park Rd. near Finch Ave., near the Morecambe Gate complex where his girlfriend and his aunt live.
It is unknown why WHITTICK was shot, but police said the two suspects might have been after the chain around his neck.
The woman who first called 911 said she tried to keep WHITTICK alert while he lay on the ground, a single stream of blood dripping down his shirt.
"He looked at me and I was just telling him to stay alert," said Sandy, who declined to give her last name. "I was clapping my hands together and trying to keep him conscious."
Police arrived at the scene within minutes and taped off the area to keep out a crowd of concerned residents. Some witnesses: said it took Emergency Medical Services workers more than 25 minutes to arrive.
"The police came and the fire trucks came but there was no ambulance," said Sandy. "I kept saying to them 'where is the ambulance, where is the ambulance? He is going to die!'"
Police did not comment on the response time but said it was unlikely it took 25 minutes for Emergency Medical Services workers to arrive.
Toronto Emergency Medical Services officials could not be reached for comment.
Doctors told the family that WHITTICK died of internal bleeding, Ann-Marie said. An autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. today.
WHITTICK, who celebrated a birthday in late May, moved to Canada three years ago from his native Jamaica in search of better opportunities and to be with family members in Toronto. He used to live at the housing complex where he was killed but had since moved to the Don Mills Rd. and Sheppard Ave. area.
Friends describe WHITTICK as a quiet and friendly man who loved to spend time with his 3-month-old son.
Yesterday morning, Pastor Orim MEIKLE from Rhema Christian Ministries in Scarborough and about 600 parishioners took "the power of prayer" to the streets in four neighbourhoods: Regent Park; Jane St.-Finch Ave. W.; Rexdale (Rexdale Blvd.-Albion Rd.); and Malvern (Sheppard Ave.-Markham Rd.).
The group wanted "to show support for the police and those who are trying their best to make our neighbourhoods safe and awesome for people to live," said Minister Jamie CARRINGTON as she walked with about 85 parishioners in Regent Park.
"We noticed in the past few weeks, or in the past few years, we have a lot of shootings... particularly in these areas," CARRINGTON said. "We want to reach out to these communities to let them know there is a church available. We want to take a strong stand against violence."

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-10 published
ROBERTS, Gladstone " Stoney" (1923-2005)
The family of Gladstone ROBERTS are saddened to announce his passing after a brief illness on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital. The son of the late Isaac and Anniebelle ROBERTS of Twillingate, Newfoundland, predeceased by long time companion May MacKLIN, son Gregory and daughter Carol Ann. He will be greatly missed by his sons David (Joanne) and Brian (Sandra), his twin sister Gladys NOSEWORTHY (Fred), St. Anthony, Newfoundland, brother Douglas (Evelyn,) sisters Joan JENKINS, Twillingate, Newfoundland, and Stella COMPTON, Durrell, Newfoundland, and his six grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and Friends. He will be especially missed by granddaughter Kayla BUDGELL, Grand Falls, Newfoundland and grandpuppy Willie, Toronto. Stoney's cheerful humour and willingness for a good chat will be missed by all he knew. He was a proud Newfoundlander to the end. The family will receive Friends at Bates and Dodds Funeral Home, 931 Queen Street West, Toronto on Saturday, August 13, 2005, viewing from 11: 00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., service at 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
WILSON, Dorothy " Maxine"
Peacefully at Extendicare Cobourg on Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Fred WILSON of Cobourg. Loving mother of Karen BALFOUR (Gordon) of Whitby, Shirley NEVILLE (Robert) of Ottawa and Brenda PEEL (Bill) of Hong Kong. Dear grandmother of Jennifer, Steven, Wendy, Kathryn, Saley, Tyson and Brendan and great-grandmother of Caitlin, Abbey, Cole, and Taylor. Sister of the late Dorland ROBERTS. Visitation will be held in St. Peter's Church on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cobourg. Cremation with interment in The Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter's at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to St. Peter's Church or Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
ATKINSON, Winnifred Mae
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Winnifred Mae ATKINSON. She peacefully left us at Mount Sinai Hospital just before midnight on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 in her 92nd year. She leaves behind 2 sons, Bob ATKINSON (deceased) and Jack ATKINSON, daughter Kathy ENGLAND, son-in-law Bruce ENGLAND, daughters-in-law Sue ATKINSON (deceased,) Madeline ATKINSON, 6 grandchildren, Scott ATKINSON, Stephanie CRUZ, Christie ATKINSON, Greg ATKINSON, Ryan ATKINSON and Lindsay ENGLAND. She also leaves behind 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Marjorie ROBERTS of Fenlon Falls, Betty HAIRE of Perth, Ontario, and brother Jack THACKERAY. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held and announced at a later date. All donations would be gratefully accepted by the Salvation Army. She will be sorrowfully missed by her family and Friends.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
BENSON, William Robert
Suddenly on Tuesday August 9, 2005. Bill BENSON of Kirkfield was the beloved husband of Kathy (Beverley) BENSON. Loved father of Kerry (Darryl) ROBERTS of Kirkfield and Bobby BENSON of Lindsay. Dear son of Bob and Esther BENSON of Lindsay. Brother of Dennis (Glenda) BENSON of Bowmanville. A celebration of life service will be held at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
ATKINSON, Winnifred May (née THACKERAY)
On August 10th, 2005 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Winnifred (Win) ATKINSON, wife of the late Charles, dear mother of Jack (Madeline,) Kathy (Bruce ENGLAND) and the late Robert (Sue.) Grandmother to Scott (Janice) ATKINSON, Gregory ATKINSON, Stephanie CRUZ and Lindsey ENGLAND, Christie and Ryan ATKINSON, great-grandmother to Rebecca and Joseph ATKINSON, Kelsey ATKINSON and Tyler CRUZ. Loving sister of Jack THACKERAY, Marjorie ROBERTS and Betty HAIRE. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at Carfrae Chapel in Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 at 1 p.m. call 416-485-9129 Ext. 229 (Lucy) for directions.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
SAYWELL, Jean
(Long-time member of the Oshawa Lawn Bowling Club 1965) After a short illness she passed away surrounded by family, at the Wynfield, on August 19th, 2005, at the age of 85. Jean, predeceased by her loving husband Howard TAILOR/TAYLOR. Beloved mother of Bonnie and Ross CAIRNS, Jill and Chris ROBERTS, Joan and Brian WELCH, and Mark SAYWELL. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Grant (Dawn) ROBERTS, Wendy (Kevin) HARGREAVES, Erin WELCH (Naythan NUNES), Janice SAYWELL (Eric MARTIN), Katherine CAIRNS (Aaron ISCOE), Daniel SAYWELL, Thomas CAIRNS and Brianne WELCH. Great-grandma to Christian and Andrew ROBERTS. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Eiliene HENRY of Buffalo and Joyce BARTON of Rockport, Massachusetts. Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service, "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, August 21st from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 22nd at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Private interment Oshawa Union Cemetery. The family wished to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Wynfield. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
HUGGETT, Monica (née ROBERTS)
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, August 22, 2005. Beloved mother of Trevor. Dear sister to Joan YOUNG and Michael ROBERTS. Loving grandmother of Brendan. At Monica's request, no Funeral Service will be held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the New Democratic Party of Canada.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
BAKER, Rachel Danielle Rebecca
Peacefully, after a long, courageous battle, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Danielle BAKER of Bradford at 15 years of age. Dear daughter of Steve and Diana BAKER. Dear sister of Adam. Dear granddaughter of Ron and Joanne WHITESIDE, and the late Roy and the late Joan BAKER. Dear great-granddaughter of Vera and Ab ROBERTS, Florence (late Cecil) WHITESIDE and friend the late Bert McDONNELL. Dear niece of Cindy WHITESIDE (Ron ANDREWS,) Karen (Robin) MAIR, Drew and Wayne BAKER. Also survived by many cousins. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Saint John's Presbyterian Church, 2940 10th Sideroad, Bradford, on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., followed by cremation. Donations to Leukemia Research at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-26 published
ROBERTS, Mary Regina
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Regina ROBERTS on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Tom ROBERTS. Cherished mother of Jane RIDLEY and her husband Bryan of Oakville and Celia HORWOOD and her husband Michael of Cowley, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Joshua and Jacob. Mary lived a long, rewarding and productive life that spanned two centuries. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation for the sensitive and respectful care provided by Dr. Barbara CLIVE and staff at the Credit Valley Hospital. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, 905-279-7663 (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Springcreek Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Credit Valley Hospital.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-05 published
MARTIN, Louise (née JESSON)
Passed away peacefully, at the Altamont Nursing Home, on September 3, 2005, at the age of 78. Loving wife of the late Thomas MARTIN. Dear mother of Murray, Brenda and her fiancé Victor ROBERTS, James and Christopher. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Louise will also be sadly missed by many other family members and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
ASHBOURNE, A. Bernice (née ROBERTS)
In her 101st year, passed away peacefully in the presence of her daughter Audrey, son Howard, and granddaughter Cynthia CASKEY at St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto on September 7, 2005. Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland on May 24, 1905. Bernice ROBERTS married Thomas ASHBOURNE of Twillingate in 1925. Survived by children Gordon ASHBOURNE and wife Marilyn of Twillingate, Howard ASHBOURNE and wife Mary Louise, Audrey ASHBOURNE of Weston, Ontario and Christine CASKEY and husband Peter of Ottawa. Loved grandmother to Wayne ASHBOURNE (Dyan), Sheila ASHBOURNE, Peter ASHBOURNE (Peggy,) Cynthia CASKEY, Elizabeth CASKEY (Shane EDMONDS,) Thomas ASHBOURNE (Linda TUCK- CHAPMAN), Victoria ASHBOURNE (Greg CROKE), Mary ASHBOURNE- SMITH (Richard SMITH), Anne ASHBOURNE (Allan CLEMMENS), Alexandra ASHBOURNE, Robert ASHBOURNE (Tin Wei KWAN), and Kate EXCOFFON (Simon.) Dear great-grandmother to Terri WILLIAMS (Glen,) Shalon ARMSTRONG, Melanie and Brian ASHBOURNE, Robert and Samuel ASHBOURNE, Candace and Claire CASKEY, Jessica, Thomas and Sean CROKE, Brendan and Lauren SMITH, Logan ASHBOURNE and Nathaniel and Matthew EXCOFFON. She will be greatly missed by her nephews and nieces, other family and Friends. She was an exceptional person who in her calm, gentle and common sense way taught, helped and loved everyone, who came in contact with her over the years. Memorial Service at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, September 10, 2005. Visitation 1-4 p.m. Service 4 p.m. Interment North Side United Church Cemetery, Twillingate, Newfoundland. Donations for an Ashbourne Scholarship to be set up at the J.M. Olds Collegiate Twillingate, Newfoundland in memory of Thomas and Bernice ASHBOURNE, can be sent to Mary ASHBOURNE- SMITH, Chartered Accountant, 69 Cheritan Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4R 1S7.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
LAW, Reginald Wallace
After a long and courageous battle, Reg went to be with his Lord on September 17, 2005 at the Brampton Memorial Hospital. Cherished husband of 63 years to Joyce (BENNETT.) Loved and respected father of Kenneth (Barbara) of Brockville, Philip (Gail) of Scarborough, and Bonita (Paul) of Toronto. Proud and loving grandfather of Gordon, Steven, Sarah, Mark (Betina), Tracy, and Andrew and great-grandfather of Cameron. Dear brother of Gertrude HEMMINGS, Joyce ROBERTS and the late Norman, all of England. Reg will be fondly remembered by all his family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 21. Service in the Ward Chapel on Thursday afternoon, September 22 at 1 o'clock. Interment of cremated remains will immediately follow in Brampton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brampton Memorial Hospital, Toronto General Hospital or St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-21 published
LAW, Reginald Wallace
After a long and courageous battle, Reg went to be with his Lord on September 17, 2005 at the Brampton Memorial Hospital. Cherished husband of 63 years to Joyce (BENNETT.) Loved and respected father of Kenneth (Barbara) of Brockville, Philip (Gail) of Scarborough, and Bonita (Paul) of Toronto. Proud and loving grandfather of Gordon, Steven, Sarah, Mark (Betina), Tracy, and Andrew and great-grandfather of Cameron. Dear brother of Gertrude HEMMINGS, Joyce ROBERTS and the late Norman, all of England. Reg will be fondly remembered by all his family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 21. Service in the Ward Chapel on Thursday afternoon, September 22 at 1 o'clock. Interment of cremated remains will immediately follow in Brampton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brampton Memorial Hospital, Toronto General Hospital or St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-05 published
ROBERTS, Roland O.
Peacefully at home on Monday, October 3, 2005 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Kapka for nearly 50 years. Loving father of John, Debra CASWELL and her husband Dennis and Christopher and his wife Karen. Cherished grandpa of Cheryl, Matthew, Alyson, David, Sarah, Daniel, Emily and Katherine. Adored great-grandpa of Victoria and Sam. Dear brother of Ion, Constance and the late Myfanwy, Llewellyn and John. Roland will be lovingly remembered by many family, Friends and neighbours. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, October 6, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Ambrose Anglican Church, Baysville, Ontario on Friday, October 7, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Baysville Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
MURPHY, Patrick James
(Retired longtime executive of Elf Atochem and a longtime member of the Boulevard Club) Suddenly on Monday, October 10, 2005 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (née NOBLE.) Loving father of Sean Patrick MURPHY. Dear brother of Margaret McKEEN and her husband Jack and predeceased by his sister Jean TAILOR/TAYLOR. Also loved by many nieces and nephews. Pat is also mourned by his beloved fiancée Debra ROBERTS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 14, 2005 at St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga (at Tomken) at 11 a.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
ROBERTS, Vincent Edson
Peacefully, at home on October 13, 2005, with his family by his side. Loving husband of Edna for 47 years. Caring father of Carol (Cephus), Steve, Anne Marie and Deborah. Uncle of Allison, Cyril, Vincent, Noel, Valerie and Judy. Loving brother of Joyce. Dear grandpa to Brandon, Christa, Faledia and Taejah. He will be missed by his many family and Friends. Vincent worked at the Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge as a Chef from 1958 until his retirement in 1988. Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East (west of Warden 416-773-0933) on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday October 21, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church (21 Leith Hill Rd.). Interment at Highland Memory Gardens.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
STEINBERG, Margaret
Sadly passed away on October 19th, 2005 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Wife of the late Dr. Jacob (Jerry) STEINBERG and dear sister of the late Roy ROBERTS. She will be deeply missed by her children Naomi, David, and Julianne, granddaughter Maya, daughter-in-law Kathy, brothers Russell and John ROBERTS and many extended family and dear Friends. A service will take place at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 followed by a Life Celebration at 2 p.m. at the Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
GINGRAS, Peter Joseph
Peacefully on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at the Georgetown Hospital. Peter GINGRAS, in his 77th year, loving husband of Jessie Moore and the late Eleanore GINGRAS. Dear father of Mary Anne (George,) Donna (Jim), Barbara, Peter (Carolyn), Paul (Ruby) and Brian. Proud grandfather to Michelle and Heather OLAH, Jason, Jeff and Derek LANTHIER, Aimee and Danielle LEGAULT, Nicole and Katelyn GINGRAS, Greg BIDWELL, and Brady and Brendan GINGRAS. Fondly remembered by brothers Maurice and Harry, sister Jeanette Armson and sister-in-law Erica THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Predeceased by sisters Delores BARNICKE, Helen ROBERTS and Merry HALLETT. Friends may visit at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Wednesday, October 26th, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24th. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-01 published
HAMMILL, Helen
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, October 31st, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Beloved wife of Murray. Loving mother of Carol, Shari, Grace and Judy. Dear daughter of Susan ROBERTS and sister of Ruth REID. Predeceased by sister Joyce MacNEIL. Helen will be sadly missed by all her nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Saint John's Anglican Church, 2125 Weston Rd. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint John's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to helen.hammill@wardfh.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
KING, Kenrick Frederick
Formerly of Pouderoyen, Guyana, passed suddenly but peacefully on October 27th, 2005. Beloved husband of Jacquelyn, proud father of Amanda, Kennisha and Kristen. Cherished son of Basil (deceased) and Elva KING, loving brother of Jennifer and Roy (deceased,) dear son-in-law to Louis and Joycelyn ROBERTS. Visitation will take place on Friday, November 4th, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham, Ontario. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th, 2005. Interment to follow at Buttonville Cemetery.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-04 published
BOWERMAN, Pearson
Born March 23, 1916 at the Merrick family home and general store at Mitchell's Square, Oro Township, Simcoe County. Pearson BOWERMAN was the son of Pearl Merrick and Clarence Percy BOWERMAN. He served from September 11, 1939 to August 15, 1945 with the Seventh Infantry - Engineers seeing action as a munitions expert throughout France (in particular Normandy) and Belgium. Returning from overseas he lived most of his life in Toronto. After working for 36 years in the newspaper industry as a writer, editor, and proof reader, he retired from the Toronto Star in 1981. He died quietly on November 1, 2005 at 89 years of age, at the George Hees Veteran Residence at Sunnybrook Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. in the Sunnybrook Chapel (H Wing) with Wes ROBERTS officiating. Reception to follow at Estates of Sunnybrook. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Tengye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 11 Madison Ave., Toronto M5R 2S2. He is loved dearly by his life mate and best friend Marie, daughter Bonnie, son Robert, son Jeffery (deceased), son-in-law Gary, daughter-in-law Rehana, brother Bill and dog Blue. We will miss him. "My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it." Clarence Boddington Kelland

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
HORWOOD, William " Bill" Hartnell
Born a "Humber Bay boy", a 46 year resident of Erindale, passed suddenly away on November 6, 2005 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Gwendolyn Margaret ROWLANDS. Dear father of Marilyn Louise HORWOOD and Sandra Ellen LAVALLEE and her husband Allan. "Far away grandpa" to grandchildren Brandon and Jennifer. Brother to Vera COOKE (Art,) Norma ROBERTS (Jack) and predeceased by a brother Rudy and his wife Mary. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bill on Thursday, November 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. Donations to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
CROUCH, Kaye Alison (née CONNELLY)
It is with great sadness we announce that Kaye CROUCH passed away peacefully on November 20, 2005 surrounded by her family. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jack, her children Helen and Bev. Kaye is survived by her sisters Merle and her husband Gerry GRANT, and Susan CONNELLY. A very special thank you to Dr. CLIMPSON- KENNEDY, Dr. ROBERTS and all the nursing staff of Level 5 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. She was one very special lady and will be missed by many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, (905) 727-5421 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
ROBERTS, Marianne
Suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, November 28, 2005 at her home in Mississauga. Marianne, beloved wife of Ian. Loved mother of Christopher, Jennifer and Marion. Dear sister of Connie WOROBEC. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2005 at Oakridge Bible Chapel, 2250 Eighth Line, Oakville. Cremation to follow. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Email condolences may be made at kopriva@eol.ca please place ROBERTS on the subject line.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
ROBERTS, Constance Evelyn
Peacefully, on Monday, December 5, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Street at the age of 96. Loving mother to Richard, Clifford (Sandra,) Ross (Doina) and Barbara BELL. Dear grandma to Timothy ROBERTS and Bethanne BELL; great-grandmother to Mya ROBERTS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
CLENDENNING, Thomas Gerald, P.Eng.
Peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at Eagle Terrace in Newmarket, Ontario, surrounded by his wife and three children. Gerald was born July 26, 1918, and was the third of four sons of Campbell and Anna May (McNEELY) CLENDENNING, on a farm near Gananoque, Ontario. A graduate of Queen's University (1941), he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Corps of Engineers and served in the invasion of Italy and the liberation of the Netherlands. He married Evelyn Marie PRESTON of Portland, Ontario in England on November 14, 1943. After the war he joined Ontario Hydro and retired from its Research Division in 1983, having used his expertise in the science of concrete engineering to work on nuclear waste disposal, and as a private consultant, on the construction of the Toronto City Hall, Trent University and the C.N. Tower. He was a founding member of the Canadian Concrete Institute. Gerry enjoyed summers on Rideau Lake for many years. In 1972, the family relocated from Etobicoke to a mini-farm near Barrie, Ontario, where they stayed for 27 years. After suffering a stroke, Gerry became a resident of Eagle Terrace in Newmarket, whose fine staff gave him warm and understanding care during his 5 years there. In retirement, his favourite pastimes included planting the kitchen garden, driving for the Red Cross, analyzing current events and the stock market, and partnering Evelyn at the bridge table. He loved limericks, peanuts and small dogs. His intellect, sense of humour and gentle nature will be fondly remembered by Evelyn, Anne (Ken ROBERTS) of King City, Bob (Christine) of Sudbury, and Linda (Colin CHALMERS) of Stony Plain, Alberta. He also leaves his brother Don (Carolyn) of San Jose, California; seven grandchildren, Will, Virginia and Mary Roberts, and Rob, James, Anna and Grace CLENDENNING; his nieces, nephews and cousins in the CLENDENNING, McNeely, Thomson and Spence families; and many beloved in-laws and Friends cherished over his 87 years. He was predeceased by his brothers Leonard (Thunder Bay) and Kenneth (La Jolla, California). Cremation has taken place and memorial arrangements to follow are entrusted to the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, Newmarket (905-895-6631). The family would be thankful for donations in his memory to the Canadian Red Cross or to Queen's University in lieu of flowers.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
ROBERTS, Leo Michael Sr.
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, December 8, 2005, at Etobicoke General Hospital, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Mary (née McGUIGAN.) Predeceased by his beloved son Leo Michael Jr. and by his great-granddaughter Leanna. Sadly missed by his daughter-in-law Delma. Loving father of Allan (Anna), Ronnie (Doreen), Patricia AXWORTHY (Norm), Brenda ABBOTT, and Bernadette LOCKHART (Frazer.) Proud grandfather of Sherry, Donna, Robbie, Lisa, Carrie-Lynn, Jesse, Thomas, Michelle, Michael, Stacey, Kyle, Carrie-Ann, Jo-Jo (Joseph), Tammy, Teta (Patricia), and Adam. He will be greatly missed by many great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Roy and niece Rosemarie DUMSHA (Frank). Leo was a member of the West Acres Social Club and the Thistletown Seniors Centre. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.), Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass from St. Benedict's Church, 2194 Kipling Ave., Monday at 9: 30 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
ROBERTS, Mary Marette (née DRAPAK)
Peacefully with her family by her side, at William Osler Health Centre on December 13th, 2005, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank ROBERTS. Loving mother of Shirley (Stan) FOWLER, Roger (Jane) FORBES, the late Rosalie, Michael (Debra,) Don (Margaret) and Ron (Ross). Proud grandmother of Debra, Michael, Kelly, Jeff, Lisa, Jennifer, Jamie, Alexandra, Jessica, Leanne, Christina, Andrew and Matthew. A special thank you from the family to the staff of Leisureworld Humberline Drive and William Osler Health Centre. A private family memorial service has already taken place at the Ward Funeral Home, Weston. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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