ROBERTSHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
ROBERTSHAW, Anne
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the age of 100 years. Anne ROBERTSHAW, formerly of Toronto, will be lovingly remembered by her niece Alma NEWMAN and her husband Duncan of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and their children Jane and Ian, her nephew John LAWTON of England, one cousin Ted LAWTON of England. Mississippi. ROBERTSHAW was a special aunt to Muriel and Bill TORRANCE of Cambridge and their family Barbara and Gordon HEUSER of Kansas City, Missouri. She was predeceased by her parents Mary and William ROBERTSHAW and one brother William. A family service was conducted at the Chapel of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Cambridge (519-621-1650).

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-05-11 published
SHEARD, Evelyn Jean (DEFOREST)
At the Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Saturday, May 7, 2005 in her 80th year. Evelyn DEFOREST was the wife of the late Alvin SHEARD. Loving mother of Larry (Shelly) of Feversham, Wendylee (Bob) MURRAY of Vancouver, Lynn SHEARD- ROBERTSON (Peter ROBERTSON) of Elmira, Rhonda Graham of Collingwood, Lonnie (Debbie) of Feversham and the late Charlene. She will be loved and remembered by her 12 grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, 2 step~sisters and 1 step-brother. Predeceased by 2 brothers. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, May 9. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 10. Memorial contributions to the Flesherton-Markdale Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Members of the Eastern Star Grey Chapter #170 assembled for service Monday evening followed by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #333 for service Monday.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-05-18 published
HOWCHIN, Thomas Richard
Thomas Richard HOWCHIN passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in his 80th year. He was the beloved husband of Mildred (DYNES) and dear father of Dianne (Alex) DEAN, Wayne (Tammy) HOWCHIN and Gwen (Thomas) FISCHER, brother of Audrey (Bob) ROBERTSON and Norm, and brother-in-law of Muriel BURGER. He was predeceased by infant granddaughter Leah Joy, parents Henry Richard and Mabel HOWCHIN and sister-in-law Shirley.
Tom served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1944-46. On June 17, 1950 he married Mildred (DYNES) in Redickville United Church and they resided on their farm on 30 Sideroad Amaranth Township for 29 years.
Tom was employed by Art McConnell Apiaries prior to his marriage and later by Gerald McConnell. He was employed at Robinson's Sawmill and received a gold watch in recognition of the years worked there.
In 1979 he sold the farm to Dave BESLEY and bought a farm on the Melancthon Mulmer townline. He worked at the Shelburne Golf course and in 1988 Sam YOUNG purchased the farm with Tom and Mildred retaining one acre. In 1990 Ted METZ constructed a house in which he lived until the time of his passing on to his permanent home.
He enjoyed many trips across Canada and the United States and for three months helped at a New Tribes Mission school in Brazil. Over the years Tom taught Sunday School, helped with Vacation Bible School, assisted at Pioneer Clubs and served on the Youth for Christ executive in the '50s and '60s.
The funeral service was held at the Doney Funeral Home on April 1. Following the service a luncheon was served at the Dufferin Oaks.
Several beautiful flower arrangements and numerous donations were received from family and Friends.
Interment took place in Shelburne Cemetery.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-11-23 published
SMITH, Julia Mary (DUNNE)
Passed away peacefully at the Wellington Terrace in Elora, on November 18, 2005 in her 84th year. Julia will be fondly remembered by her children Diane CLYDE (Sandy,) Barbara ROBERTSON (Wayne,) Marilyn (Larry NOSS), Tom SMITH (Wanda), Tony SMITH (friend Laurie), Ellen MacKENZIE (Scott) and Jim SMITH (friend Carolyn.) Sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also remembered by her brothers and sisters, James DUNNE, Helen SEMMONS (Bill), John DUNNE (Arlie), Katharyn DUNNE (Bob) and Thomas DUNNE (friend Audrey.) Julia is predeceased by her husband James (1967,) her son Donald (1962,) her brother George DUNNE and her friend Carl FULLER. Friends were received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel in Fergus, on Sunday, November 20. Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at Saint John's Roman Catholic Church in Arthur on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 10 a.m. with Father HINSPERGER officiating. Burial at Saint John's Cemetery in Arthur. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Association. Cards available at the funeral home, (519) 843-3100 www.grahamgiddyfh.com
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-07 published
ROBERTSON, Reta
In loving memory of our sister Reta, who passed away December Not a day passes that we do not think of you
And how much you are missed.
We remember the good times,
And we are glad that we had all those years together.
-Forever in our hearts and in our minds, Bruce and Lorraine Christie and family.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-21 published
MAINPRIZE, Joan Marion (née HARRISON)
After a brief illness at the Etobicoke General Hospital on Saturday, December 17, 2005, Joan (née HARRISON) of Dundalk in her 57th year was the cherished wife of Gord and daughter of the late Jones and Bernice HARRISON. Loving mother of Jim (Belinda,) Cathy (Greg) BALLUM and Deb MAINPRIZE (Dan CLERMONT) all of Dundalk. Devoted grandmother of Justin, Gage, Brandon, Corissa, Kaitlyn, Katrina, Kimberly, Kailene and Derick. Loving sister of Fred HARRISON of Proton, Kathy HANNEN of Orillia, Karen HARRISON of Priceville and the late Shirley INKSTER and Pat ROBERTSON. She will be loved and remembered by her brother-in-law Brian INKSTER, her aunts, cousins and Friends. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, December 19. Service was held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, December 20. Interment - Dundalk Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Dundalk Fire Dept. or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-18 published
ROBERTSON, Ruth Eleanor (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
At Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Saturday, January 15th, 2005. The former Ruth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, beloved wife of the late William James 'Bill' ROBERTSON of North Georgian Beach Meaford, in her 83rd year. Cherished mother of Eleanor and her husband Allan McKILLOP of Wainwright, Alberta. Loved grandmother of Major David McKILLOP and his wife Annette of Wainwright, Drew McKILLOP and his wife Kristine of Mississauga, Amanda Jane and her husband Rob TURNBULL of Caledon and Sarah Ruth and her husband Randy SLATER of Orton. Sadly missed by nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother Melville of Sunnidale Corners. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E. in Meaford on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and from 7:00 to 9 o'clock. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford on Friday, January 21st at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Stayner Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Knox Presbyterian Church, the Alzheimer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-10 published
SHEARD, Evelyn Jean (DEFOREST)
At the Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Saturday, May 7th, 2005 in her 80th year. Evelyn DEFOREST was the wife of the late Alvin SHEARD. Loving mother of Larry (Shelly) of Feversham, Wendylee (Bob) MURRAY of Vancouver, Lynn SHEARD- ROBERTSON (Peter ROBERTSON) of Elmira, Rhonda GRAHAM of Collingwood, Lonnie (Debbie) of Feversham and the late Charlene. She will be loved and remembered by her twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two step-sisters and one step-brother. Predeceased by two brothers. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, May 9 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Service wil be held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 10 at 11: 00 a.m.. Cremation. Memorial contributions to the Flesherton-Markdale Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Members of the Eastern Star Grey Chapter #170 are asked to assemble for service Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. followed by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #333 for service Monday at 7: 00 p.m.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-09 published
WALPOLE, Patricia (née EYRE)
Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Lee Manor in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005. Patricia WALPOLE (née EYRE,) of Owen Sound and formerly of Wiarton, in her 71st year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Donald WALPOLE and the late Clayton KERR. Much loved mother of Robert (Randy) WALPOLE, of Wiarton, Beth (Rick) WESOLOWSKI, of Kitchener, Howie (Jackie) WALPOLE, of Saint Mary's, Rick WALPOLE, of Owen Sound, Kate (Lyle) KEELING, of Owen Sound, Jim WALPOLE, of Wiarton, Keith (Tammy) WALPOLE, of Owen Sound, Joanne (Tom) THERIAULT, of Cambridge, Pat (Brian) McCARTHY, of Elora, Bill (Penny) KERR, of Chatsworth and Bob (Roxanne) KERR, of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Patricia will be sadly missed by her two brothers, Bill (Helen) EYRE, of Owen Sound and Wayne (Karie) EYRE, of British Columbia; and her two sisters, Irene (Gill) JOLLY, of Owen Sound and Donna (Gerry) ROBERTSON, of Lindsay. Predeceased by her sister, Elaine BROWN. A Funeral Service for Patricia WALPOLE will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 365 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, on Monday, June 13th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Lung Association or the Salvation Army's Temple Chimes or Golden Agers as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492).
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-24 published
WILCOX, Shelly LeeAnn (ROBERTSON)
On August 22nd, 2005, in her 41st year. Surrounded by her family at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton. Loving wife and mother of Mike WILCOX and Brendan WILCOX, at home in Burlington. Loving daughter of Margaret ROBERTSON. Caring sister of Shannon REID (Tom,) Stacey UPTON (Dave;) dear aunt of Matthew and Ashley REID, J.D. UPTON; like a loving daughter to Sherran BURDGE, all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by grandparents, Margaret and Douglas ROBERTSON, and Mildred and Edgar BYERS. Sister-in-law to John WILCOX (Tisiana), Bev BELANGER (Larry), Karen PONTING (Gary), and families. Friends are invited to turner and porter, peel chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, 905-279-7663, for visiting on Wednesday, August 24th from 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the chapel, Thursday, August 25th at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Home Hemo Dialysis department at Toronto General Hospital.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-19 published
MAINPRIZE, Joan Marion (née HARRISON)
After a brief illness at the Etobicoke General Hospital on Saturday, December 17, 2005, Joan (née HARRISON) of Dundalk in her 57th year was the cherished wife of Gord and daughter of the late Jones and Bernice HARRISON. Loving mother of Jim (Belinda,) Cathy (Greg) BALLUM and Deb MAINPRIZE (Dan CLERMONT) all of Dundalk. Devoted grandmother of Justin, Gage, Brandon, Corissa, Kaitlyn, Katrina, Kimberly, Kailene, and Derick. Loving sister of Fred HARRISON of Proton, Kathy HANNEN of Orillia, Karen HARRISON of Priceville and the late Shirley INKSTER and Pat ROBERTSON. She will be loved and remembered by her brother in law Brian INKSTER, her aunts, cousins and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, December 19 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, December 20 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Dundalk Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Dundalk Fire Dept. or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
ROBERTSON, George Elmer
Died, December 26, 2004, George Elmer ROBERTSON, age 77, former long time resident of Colborne Township. George was predeceased by his wife Lenore Ruth HOY, in 1991, and wife Bette Jean STOSKOPF in 1999. He is survived by three daughters; Ruth Anne STRICKLER, of Woodstock, Bethany Jane JOBB, of London and Martha Lynn ROBERTSON, of Toronto, and two sons; Stephen Elkin and John Edward, both of Goderich. Also, four grandchildren; Kathryn and Drew STRICKLER, and Sheila and Krista JOBB. Surviving, also, are two sisters Emma RIVETT and Shirley DUSTOW, and a brother, William. George farmed most of his life in Colborne and Ashfield Townships and ran a small corn drying business. In his early years, George received his Pilot's Licence and shared a small plane. Later, it was traded for his first sailboat and a long history of sailing, racing and exploration of Georgian Bay began. George and Ruth owned and operated Huron Marine, one of the few successful marine supply businesses that was more than ten miles from the nearest water. The family has requested that instead of cards and flowers, contributions be made, in George's memory, to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. A memorial service and interment will be held sometime in the spring.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
SANGSTER, James " Jim" Rosswell
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Thursday, January 6, 2005 James "Jim" Rosswell SANGSTER, 79, on Hensall. Beloved husband of the late Edna Mae (CORBETT) SANGSTER (1991.) Dear father of Brad SANGSTER of Hensall, Pat and Ralph HOLLAND of Clinton. Loving grandpa of Gwen and Bruce ROBERTSON of Campbellford, Michael and Wendy HOLLAND of Montreal. Dear brother of Marion PEEBLES of London, John SANGSTER of Forest, brother-in-law of Janeth SANGSTER and Leonard NOAKES, both of Hensall. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his sisters Minnie NOAKES, Laura STAN, Jean SANGSTER in infancy, brothers Dave SANGSTER, George "Dode" SANGSTER and Ivor SANGSTER. The family will receive Friends at the Hensall United Church Fellowship Hall, Hensall, Saturday, January 15, 2005 to celebrate Jim's life commencing at 1 p.m., followed by a time of remembrance and refreshments. Cremation has taken place with interment later in Hensall Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-16 published
WINTERS, Howard Richard
Howard Richard WINTERS. (Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force 434 Squadron). Peacefully at home, on Thursday, January 13, 2005. Howard WINTERS, of Erin, in his 85th year. Devoted husband to Andrea (née MASTERS.) Loving father of Margaret ROBERTSON of London, Marilyn PHILBROOK of Oakville, and Kathryn WINTERS of Brampton. Treasured grandfather of Glenn HUNTER (predeceased.) Russell HUNTER (Juliette,) Sarah HOLMAN (Frank,) and Michael PHILBROOK. Magical great-grandfather of Zackary and Alia HUNTER. Dear brother of Weir WINTERS (Marie) of Erin. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 17th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Rene POMERLEAU officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to Erin Fire Department, or Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 344, Grand Valley, Ontario L0N 1G0, would be appreciate as expressions of sympathy. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday evening at 9 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-15 published
PEARSON, Merle Helena (MARTIN)
Peacefully at her residence, the Kingsway Lodge Saint Marys on Sunday, March 13, 2005. Merle Helena (MARTIN) PEARSON, formerly of Carrall Street, Saint Marys in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Wm. Stanley PEARSON (1996.) Loving mother of Grant and Maxine PEARSON, Dora and Ralph THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON all of Saint Marys, Arnold and Fran PEARSON of R.R.#7 Saint Marys, Shirley and Don WYVILLE of London, Leonard and Brenda PEARSON of Saint Marys. Dear sister of Audrey BOWLES of West Lorne. Dear sister-in-law of Alice MARTIN of Edmonton, Alberta, Hazel and Percy ELGIE of Saint Marys and Freda TOWLE of R.R.#5, Stratford. Sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a grand_son Tim PEARSON, a granddaughter Norma LANE, a sister Norma ROBERTSON, 3 brothers Lou, Wilmer and Vernon MARTIN. Merle was a life member of the Saint Marys Horticultural Society and a member of Saint Marys United Church. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Richard BOTT officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory, donations to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the charity of one's own choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-01 published
WILKEY, George Thomas
Peacefully at Grove Park Home in Barrie, on March 30, 2005, Mr. George Thomas WILKEY formerly of London in his 81st year. Husband of the late Marguerite WILKEY. Loving father of Warren (Ruth,) Wendy Joy McCREARY (Patrick,) Lawna UYLENBROEK (Coos,) and Larry (Thea). Grandfather of Dan, Marc, Olivia, Connor, Jeremy, Jonathan, Jamison, Doug, Candice, Greg. Dear brother of Eileen ROBERTSON. Predeceased by his parents William and Agnes WILKEY, brothers Bill, Roy, Walter, Fred, and sisters Jean and Eva. George worked for 41 years at the U.C.O. and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in London. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the service will be conducted on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1 p.m. Private interment to follow. A special Thank You to the staff at Grove Park Home, Barrie, for your devoted care to our father. Donations in memory of George may be made to Parkinsons Society of Canada.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-04 published
GIRTY, Gerald Lawrence
Gerald Lawrence of R.R.#3, Blenheim on the Gore Road passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Born in Kingsville 84 years ago only son of the late George GIRTY and Edith SHAW. Dearest husband of the former Helen ROBERTSON. Dear father of sons Lynn and wife Judith of Harwich Township, Peter and wife Betty of London. Cherished grandfather of Gregory and wife Michelle, Sarah, Sean and Kristen, great-grandfather of Desiree and Dominique. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Ed NICOL of Fourth Line United Church officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Diabetes Association or Fourth Line United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-10 published
ROBERTSON, Beatrice Ellen (LABADIE)
Beatrice Ellen (LABADIE:) 89 years on Friday, April 8, 2005 at the Meadows Manor in Wheatley. Beloved wife of the late Mercer (1978.) Dear mother of Leona and her husband Howard (Bob) SIMPSON of Corunna. Loving grandmother of Andrew SIMPSON and wife Jennifer, Renee and husband Rick MORDEN, Karen and husband Tom HARRISON, and Cheryl SIMPSON. Great grandmother to Natalie and Tricia SIMPSON, Ashley and Kristy MORDEN, Megan, Kelley, and Valerie HARRISON. Also survived by sisters Stella DROUILLARD of Windsor and Verjie FLEENOR of Mead, Oklahoma. Predeceased by a sister Dorothy CHAPEAU, brother Rufuss, Dan, and Harvey LABADIE, and sisters-in-law Ada STADDON and Anne HEDLEY. Sister-in-law to Ken and Betty ROBERTSON of Wheatley and dear friend to Shirley COLENUTT, Pearce and Bea PLATO, and Debbie SIMPSON. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice was a member of the Wheatley Friendship Club, the Imperial Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #21, the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#324 Wheatley, and the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br.#84 Leamington. Visiting at the Hammond Funeral Home, 17 Little Street South, Wheatley (825-7741) on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the funeral home on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Erie Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Royal Canadian Legion Service Sunday 7: 00 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
TOMASZEWSKI, Henry
A resident of Chatham, Henry TOMASZEWSKI passed away with his fami ly at his side at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Monday, April 11, 2005 at the age of 84. Born in Lomza, Poland, son of the late Wladyslaw and Wladyslawa TOMASZEWSKI. Beloved husband of 54½ years to Jenny (OBUCHOWICZ) TOMASZEWSKI. Dear father of Barbara and David CAMPBELL, Kanata; Walter and Peggy TOMASZEWSKI, Chatham' Julie and Gary KENNEDY, Tecumseh; Helen and Eric ROBERTSON, Chatham; Henry and Kathy TOMASZEWSKI, Strathroy; Susan MOLLOY, London; Richard and Gina TOMASZEWSKI, London; and Marian and Michael WATERHOUSE, Saint Thomas. Beloved Dziadziu to 27 grandchildren so far. Brother of John TOMASZEWSKI, Chatham; sisters Halinka KABALA, Genia KUSZTAL and Krystyna GASIOREK of Poland. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Alexander and Mieczyslaw and sisters Halina in Poland. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Wednesday 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. followed by Parish prayers at 8: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Fr. Stanislaw KUCZAIK. Burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-22 published
FLETCHER, Sylvia Maida (GARDNER)
Suddenly, at the London Health Sciences Centre (South Street) on Wednesday, April 20th, 2005, Sylvia Maida FLETCHER of London and formerly of Dorchester at the age of 72 years. (Former Proprietor of Number # One Library Lane Ladies Fashions). Beloved wife of 40 years of Joseph Arthur FLETCHER. Loved mother of: Christopher FLETCHER of London and Pamela ROBERTSON of Dorchester. Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives are able to meet with the family on Tuesday 12 noon until Tuesday 1 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Sylvia (GARDNER) FLETCHER to be conducted by the Reverend W.D. JARVIS on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to any charity of your choice would be grateful ly acknowledged.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
GILLESPIE, Stuart Anderson
Phillipians 3; 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize which God has called me Heavenward in Jesus Christ. It is with great sadness that Stephen Andrew GILLESPIE and his mother Roberta Anne (ROBERTSON) announce the death of Stephen's beloved father and best friend in his 60th year after a brave and courageous battle with cancer, heart disease and diabetes on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.
Stuart was born December 9, 1945, in Pt. Colborne, Ontario. The Youngest of 9 children born to John and Janet GILLESPIE of Pt. Colborne, who have predeceased him, and had earlier emigrated from Scotland. Stuart had attended Pt. Colborne high school, following that he was employed at Robin Hood Oats plant in Pt. Colborne. In 1969 he moved to Saint Thomas where he was employed at the Ford Motor Company in Talbotville for 23 years. Due to ill health he was forced to take an early retirement. Stuart enjoyed photography and enjoyed playing horseshoes in Pinafore Park with his Friends.
Stuart is survived by his son Stephen and Stephen's mother Roberta, and by his mother and father-in-law Bob and Mary ROBERTSON all of Saint Thomas, and by brothers Hugh (Irene) of Calgary, Jim (Naomi) of British Columbia, Doug (Mary Ellen) of San Diego, Bobby of Pt. Colborne and sister Irene (Larry) MATTHEWS of Indo, California. Also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Stuart was predeceased by brothers Jack (Rita), Alex and his wife Enid all of Pt. Colborne and sister Donna (Edward SAWKA) of British Columbia. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and then to Holy Angels Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday morning. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 4: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society or Diabetes Association, would be appreciated by the family. "For when the one great scorer comes to write against your name, he writes not that you won or lost, but how well you played the game. Rest in Peace."

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-28 published
PARKINS, Kathleen Anne (née STEVENSON)
Kathleen Anne of Elgin Manor and formerly of 113 St. George Street, Saint Thomas, on Friday, May 27, 2005, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. PARKINS and dearly loved mother of Pat and her husband Bill ROBERTSON of Saint Thomas, Bob and his wife Betty PARKINS of Saint Thomas, Don and his wife Helen McKENZIE of Grimsby and Len and his wife Ronnie PARKINS of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Grace and her husband Alex WOOD of Belmont, Dorothy PARKINS of Saint Thomas and sister-in-law of Ethel STEVENSON of Saint Thomas and Orva and Jock BOGART of Shedden. Predeceased by a brother George and a sister Marg. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. Kay was born in England on March 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George and Kathleen STEVENSON. She had been active with the Kettle Creek Ministry. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Arthritis Society or charity of choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-29 published
PARKINS, Kathleen Anne (née STEVENSON)
Kathleen Anne of Elgin Manor and formerly of 113 St. George Street, Saint Thomas, on Friday, May 27, 2005, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. PARKINS and dearly loved mother of Pat and her husband Bill ROBERTSON of Saint Thomas, Bob and his wife Betty PARKINS of Saint Thomas, Helen and her husband Don McKENZIE of Grimsby, and Len and his wife Ronnie PARKINS of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Grace and her husband Alex WOOD of Belmont, Dorothy PARKINS of Saint Thomas and sister-in-law of Ethel STEVENSON of Saint Thomas, Orva and Jock BOGART of Shedden, and Dorothy PARKINS of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a brother George and a sister Marg. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. Kay was born in England on March 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George and Kathleen STEVENSON. She had been active with the Kettle Creek Ministry. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Arthritis Society or charity of choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-09 published
WAGNER, Richard " Dick"
At his home with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Richard "Dick" V. WAGNER of Woodstock in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Avril B. WAGNER (née ROBERTSON) for over 20 years. Dear father of Amanda FORCE of Woodstock and Melissa WAGNER and her husband Troy of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Logan, Deacon and Olivia WAGNER, Austin and Ethan FORCE. Dear brother of Carol HAASE and her husband William of Waterloo. Dick served with the Woodstock City Police Department for over 30 years, was a member of the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association, a volunteer with the Kidney Foundation and had umpired, coached and played with several Woodstock sports teams for many years. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Kirby CONSTABLE officiating. Cremation. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-20 published
HOPKINS, Larry Cecil
On June 18, 2005, peacefully, with his family by his side, after a short and courageous battle, Larry Cecil HOPKINS of Ingersoll, at University Hospital London. Larry is survived by his wife and best friend Marlene (FINCH) HOPKINS, his son Regan (Cheryl) HOPKINS of Exeter and daughter Jodi (Brian) EDWARDS of Tillsonburg. He also leaves behind his sisters Ellen (Murray) ROBERTSON of Woodstock, Carol (Robert) SMITH of Innerkip, Laura (Percy) KEARSE of Stirling, brothers Howard (Lynne) HOPKINS of Lambeth, Bruce (Judy) HOPKINS of Detroit, Michigan. Loved brother-in-law of Barbara HULET of Woodstock, David (Sue) FINCH of Otterville, Eileen (Howard) ARTHUR of Norwich, Paul FINCH of Tillsonburg, Tracy (Agatha) FINCH of Tillsonburg, Don (Trudy) PICKERSGILL of Simcoe. Much loved son-in-law of Jerry and Charlie BELL of Tillsonburg. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Alice (1973) and parents Claire (1979) and Myrtle (1976). Larry leaves behind many Friends and coworkers from his many years at the Ford plant in Talbotville. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Larry's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday June 22 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
ROBERTSON, Alex

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-03 published
BRYANT, Sandra Elizabeth
Sandra Elizabeth BRYANT, passed away peacefully at University Hospital on June 30th, 2005. Beloved mother of Sarah and Laura of London and Sharon of Thunder Bay. Missed by grandchildren Riley and Shannon of Thunder Bay. Cherished daughter of Pauline KEEFLER of Burlington and predeceased by father Richard ROBERTSON. Dear sister of Elaine, Patricia and Paula of London and Toronto. Lifelong friend of Barb and of cousin Sharon. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 6th at 11: 00 a.m. at Byron United Church, 420 Boler Road, London, Ontario. Pastor Art HILEY Officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sandra are asked to consider the St. Leonard's Society of London.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-05 published
ROBSON, Carol E. (née SHORT)
Suddenly near Bayfield, Ontario. on Friday July 1, 2005. Carol E. (SHORT) ROBSON of Saint Marys age 60 yrs. Beloved wife of the late Bruce W.A. ROBSON (1994.) Loving mother of Kent ROBSON and wife Nina of Kirkton. Proud grandmother of McKenna. Dear sister of Kathy ROBERTSON and husband Gerald of Peoria, Illinois and Arnold SHORT of London. Dear sister-in-law of Edison ROBSON and wife Vi of Peachland, British Columbia, Mary Jean CARDWELL of London, Joan LAING and husband Gary of Mt. Brydges. Dear daughter-in-law of Violet ROBSON of Lambeth. Predeceased by her parents Ross SHORT and the former Shirley HOUSE, her brother Ross SHORT and her father-in-law Clarence ROBSON. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Carol's life will be held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N. Saint Marys on Thursday July 7, 2005 with visitation starting at 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be made by calling 284-1480.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-11 published
TOTH, Magdalena Louisa (née VAN WYNSBERGHE)
Peacefully, at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family, Magdalena Louisa TOTH passed away on July 8, 2005. Beloved wife of Geza TOTH. Loving mother of John (Kat) TOTH of Tillsonburg, Dan (Leanne) TOTH of Calgary, Linda (Brad) ROBERTSON of Ancaster, Sandy (Dave) WILSON of Ingersoll, and Chris (Suzy) TOTH of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Paul (Marlene) VAN WYNSBERGHE of Tillsonburg and Hank (Diane) VAN WYNSBERGHE of London. Predeceased by her parents Juluis and Maria VAN WYNSBERGHE. At Magda's request, there will be no funeral or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre, 747 Baseline Rd E, London N6C 2R6, in memory of Magda would be greatly appreciated. A family gathering and a scattering of her ashes will be held at a later date in Madera Canyon, Arizona. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful care and understanding she received from the Nurses and Dr. ROTH at Tillsonburg District Hospital and also to Nurses Jill ROSS and Gerry BRYAN and Doctor VANDENBERG and Dr. DAR at The London Regional Cancer Centre. A very special Thanks to Marlene McCORMICK, Magda's dearest friend.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-07 published
ROBERTSON, Helen Marie
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, August 5th, 2005, Mrs. Helen Marie ROBERTSON, of London, in her 86th year. Beloved wife for 57 years to the late George O. ROBERTSON (2004.) Loving father of Allen and grandmother of Sean ROBERTSON, both of Port Rowan. Also survived by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. An avid golfer, Helen was a past President of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association and a member of Sunningdale Golf Club. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London, on Monday, August 8th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-08 published
ROBERTSON, Helen Marie
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, August 5th, 2005, Mrs. Helen Marie ROBERTSON, of London, in her 86th year. Beloved wife for 57 years to the late George O. ROBERTSON (2004.) Loving mother of Allen and grandmother of Sean ROBERTSON, both of Port Rowan. Also survived by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. An avid golfer, Helen was a past President of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association and a member of Sunningdale Golf Club. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London, on Monday, August 8th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
Stunned relatives grieve slaying of new father
By Ian ROBERTSON, Special to The Free Press
Toronto -- The last words new father Sarfraz SHAH heard as he lay dying from a stranger's bullet in Raymore Park were from his cousins, urging him to "hang on," one of them said yesterday.
"He wasn't saying anything," Asif SHAH said in an interview at the victim's Islington Avenue apartment, where dozens of male relatives and Friends filled the living room to grieve and pray.
SHAH's grandfather, Lal SHAH, sat near the entrance, reading quietly from the Qur'an.
Elsewhere in the crowded 11th-floor apartment, the sounds of children playing could be heard above several women's voices.
Behind a closed door, a woman is always with Faiza SHAH, a widow and new mother at 22, less than two years after the couple wed while he was in Pakistan on his first vacation in 10 years.
Six weeks ago, they had their first child, a daughter whose dad was already beginning to talk of her schooling.
SHAH, 19, said his 28-year-old cousin's father also died at age 28, in a bus accident in Pakistan.
"Just a week ago he said, 'I had no father... I don't want my daughter to not have her father,' SHAH said.
The city's 29th murder victim of 2005 left the park at 10 p.m. Saturday with his brother and several cousins, returning to the spot where they had been chatting, "to get his smokes." But when he tried to retrieve his package of cigarettes, a dark figure loomed out of the night and shot him in the neck and chest.
"There was no fighting or argument," SHAH said.
His dying cousin was vomiting blood as they ran up, scared, shocked and crying out, "You have to hang on, okay?"
Devout Muslims, they had no time to pray or offer comforting words, SHAH said. "We were nervous... We called police."
But it was too late for the hard-working native of Pakistan, who came to Canada at 11 for a new life, working since the age of 17.
Sarfraz SHAH, who police say had no trouble with the law, died in the arms of his brother Mumtaz, 32, after the killer and a companion vanished. He was officially pronounced dead where he lay.
"All I saw was a white tank top," said the cousin, adding he and the others, who regularly met Saturday evenings to chat in the park at Scarlett Road and Lawrence Avenue West, were unable to see much of the pair except that they were black.
Puzzled by what led to the shooting, Mahboob SHAH said his nephew appears to be another victim of street thugs.
"They were doing the same thing they're doing to other people," he said. "They're just shooting people.
"How can I tell how I feel," the uncle said. "I have no words to say. We don't like to see a wife and a child crying. Enough is enough."

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
PHILLIPS, Dora (née ROWLEY)
Dora of Saint Thomas, on Monday, August 22, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 91st year. Dora was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 28, 1915, the daughter of the late Benjamin ROWLEY and Mary Harrison Smith ROWLEY. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Gerald Irwin PHILLIPS (1995.) Predeceased by three sisters: Rose CAMPBELL (Hugh,) of Lundar, Manitoba; Margaret FRANCIS (Andrew), of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Ruth STANGER (Andrew) of Beaujour, Manitoba, a beloved grand_son David PHILLIPS, two sisters-in-law Bernice PENWARDEN and Thirza Sopp SMITH, two brothers-in-law, Joseph PHILLIPS and Lorne PHILLIPS. Left to mourn, children Jean MacPHERSON and her husband William, Gerald and wife Helen; James Brian and wife Loretta, grandchildren Kathie, Laura and Jim MacPHERSON, Julia and husband Douglas GOEBEL and son Gavin and Angela and Andrew PHILLIPS, Jessica and Jeremy PHILLIPS, brother Harold SMITH and dear friend Betty ROBERTSON of Nanaimo, British Columbia, two sisters-in-law Melba PHILLIPS (Lorne) and Anna PHILLIPS- CYR, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, two dear lifetime Friends, Eileen McLEOD of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vina HENDERSON of Morden, Manitoba. She was a graduate in 1940 of the Manitoba Hospital, Selkirk, Manitoba. A long time member of Grace United Church, Saint Thomas, Ontario and was a dedicated worker with the United Church Women and her beloved "Ochre" Unit. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Grace United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Canadian Blood Services, Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care) or Grace United Church.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
WATSON, Clara (née HAWKINS)
Clara WATSON, peacefully with her family at her side passed away on August 25, 2005 at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital three days from her 89th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Earl WATSON (1995). Cherished mother of Albert and Ruth of Florida, Sheila and Paul McNAUGHTON of Saint Marys, Lucille and Reg McCURDY of Woodham, Vesta and Bob MARSHALL of Strathroy, and Jim and Betty of Stoney Creek. Proud grandmother of 12 and greatgrandmother of 19. Dear sister of Mary ROBERTSON of Seaforth and sister-in-law of Doris HAWKINS of London. Predeceased by her sister Vera and husband Roly HUFFMAN, brothers Eldon, Roy and his wife Mary, Harry and wives Irene and Ruth, twin brother Clarence and wife Marjorie, Stanley and wife Mary-Jane and brothers-in-law Angus ROBERTSON and Clayton and wife Edna WATSON.
Clara was a member of Eastern Star Exeter Chapter #222 and Omar Temple #111 Daughters of the Nile O.E.S., P.D.D.G.M. of District #5. Leader of the Kirkton 4-H Club for over 25 years, long time member of Kirkton United Church, serving faithfully with the Kirkton Women's Institute. Clara enjoyed tickling the ivories and working at her sewing machine. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. with the Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, August 29, 2005 with the time yet to be finalized; please call the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home at (519-284-2820). Interment in Kirkton Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association and the Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Fund.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
ARMITAGE, Helen M. (ROBERTSTON)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Monday, September 19, 2005, Helen M. (ROBERTSTON) ARMITAGE of London in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Stan ARMITAGE of London. Dear mother of Wayne ARMITAGE and Deb DRUMMOND, Deborah and her husband Mike BAILEY all of London and Kim and her husband Reiner MUELLER of Ilderton. Loved by 5 grandchildren, Jason and his wife Sue DRUMMOND, Jennifer, Rick, Nicole and Tyler and 3 great grandchildren Jessie, Matthew and Brett. Dear sister of Danny and his wife Pat ROBERTSON of Cobourg. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 11 am. with The Rev'd Canon Beverley WHEELER officiating. Interment Saint John's Cemetery, Arva. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. ARMITAGE.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
SZABOLCS, Ursula (née RAFFEL)
Of Orangeville and formerly of Saint Thomas on Thursday, September 29, 2005, at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Joseph G. SZABOLCS and dearly loved mother of Ursula and her husband Tom ROBERTSON of Vancouver and Peter and his wife Catherine SZABOLCS of Orangeville. Much loved grandmother of Eva and Joey ROBERTSON, Natasha, Jayme and Travis SZABOLCS. Dear sister of Gunther RAFFEL of Germany and the late Reiner RAFFEL and the late Ingrid FRITZ. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ursula was born in Germany on July 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude RAFFEL. She came to Canada in 1950 and was a long time member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church for Mass of the Christian Burial at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels' Church Building Fund.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-06 published
ROBERTSON, Gladys (WILLIAMS)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Tuesday October 4, 2005, Gladys (WILLIAMS) ROBERTSON of London in her 91st year. Loving mother of Donna MASON and her husband Ted of Dorchester, Karen SMITH and her husband Eric of Tottenham, Gayle CAMPBELL, Garry ROBERTSON and Glenda DOELL all of London. Predeceased by her son Gordon GOODING, her grand_son Dale MASON and her brothers John and Richard WILLIAMS. Dear sister of Mabel WILLIAMSON, Marilyn HALE and her husband Bev all of London and Alma MacINNIS of Rochester, Michigan. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, October 7th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Tim DOBBIN of St. George's Anglican Church officiating. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery, Dorchester. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-07 published
MacGREGOR, Gordon Delford
Peacefully at home in Ingersoll on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Gordon Delford MacGREGOR, in his 85th year. son of the late Murdoch and Savilla MacGREGOR. Beloved husband of Dorothy (McMILLAN) MacGREGOR. Dear father of Mary-Helen ROSS of Dorset, Ontario and Doreen Elizabeth ROBERTSON of Calgary, Alberta and step father of Anna Mae JANTZI/YANTZI of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather of Stephen, Scott, Laura and Ian. Predeceased by two daughters Jean Isabell BROCK (1973) and Catherine Ann MacGREGOR (1982.) Brother of George and his wife Helen of Point Clarke, Ontario and sister Grace MacDONALD and her late husband Dave (1983) of Red Deer, Alberta. Predeceased by his brother Donald (1999) and wife June (2002). Gordon served his country from 1942-1946 in the Canadian Army Second Armoured Brigade in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Condo Social Room, 217 Thames Street, S., Ingersoll on Thursday, October 13, 2005. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Memorial donations to Kintail Cemetery or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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ROBERTSON 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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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
BOOSE, Catherine " Kay" (formerly BOLTON, née JOHNSON)
Of Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, on Sunday, October 23, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John BOLTON and the late Percy E. BOOSE (1989) and dear step sister of Margaret and her husband Cecil BALL of Tillsonburg and Maxine and her husband Robert ANDERSON of Brockville. Predeceased by a sister Josephine MILLS and a brother Sam JOHNSON and by a step brother William ROBERTSON and a step sister Irene JOHNSON. Sadly missed by a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Kay was born in Saint Thomas March 28, 1914, the daughter of the late George and Hazel (WOODFORD) JOHNSON. She resided in Saint Thomas most of her life and was a member of the Saint Thomas Christian Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
CHRISTIAANS, Martin
It is with great sorrow, we mourn the passing of Martin, our loving husband, father and grandfather. He died peacefully in his 85th year, in the presence of his wife and family, after having enjoyed a long, healthy life. He will be greatly missed by his dear wife of 51 years, Pauline. Loving father (grandfather) of Marty and his wife Pat (Paul and Ben); Peter and his wife Tammy (Daniel and his wife Tara, Samantha and Stacey); Mary and her husband Blair ROBERTSON (Matt); Joe and his wife Brenda (Ella and Charlotte;) Betty and her husband Kevin DOREY (Kristen and Liam); Paula; Vince and his partner Rita (Jen, Shawn and Alycia) Angela and her husband Rob PUKLICZ (Amanda.) Brother of Harry and his wife Celia; Gerrit and his wife Truus; Marietje and her late husband Antoon; the late Antoon and his wife Marietje; the late Mies and his wife Annie; the late Dina and her husband Martin the late Leis and Theo, Anna and Jan, Bert and Miet, and Wilhemina and Tien. Uncle of many nieces and nephews in Holland and the late Pete JANS and his wife Mary, and family in London, Mary, Wilma and her partner John, Gerald and his wife Anne, Margaret and her husband John, and Andrew and his wife Kim. He enjoyed the fellowship of St. George's Parish Community. Martin set a shining example to his children and grandchildren, as a faithful Christian, loving husband and hardworking provider. He readily shared his sense of humour, a kind, gentle word and a welcoming smile to his Friends and family. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers being held at 8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George's Roman Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, on Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Martin are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-01 published
BARTLETT, Mary I. (YULE)
Peacefully, at Valleyview Home for the Aged, Saint Thomas, on Monday October 31, 2005. Mary I. BARTLETT (YULE,) of Saint Thomas and formerly of Belmont, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Stewart BARTLETT (2001.) Loving "Mom" to Shirley and her husband Bob GOLDNER of Aylmer and June and her husband Jerry FORREST of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Barry GOLDNER, Debbie DERYK, David DERYK, Chris FORREST and Nikki FORREST, and great-grandmother to Kyle, Stevin, Justin and Alex. Dear sister of Donna ROBERTSON and sister-in-law of Queenie (Jim) BARBER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary was a longtime member of the Belmont Rebekah Lodge and Belmont United Church. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, London (1 block east of Egerton), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Wednesday November 2, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Valleyview Home for the Aged would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Evans Funeral Home, 451-9350. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. BARTLETT.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-02 published
McMILLAN, Ruth May (née NAYLOR)
Surrounded by her family on Monday October 31st., 2005 in Peterborough, Ontario, Ruth May McMILLAN. She was the loving wife of Jack McMILLAN for over 67 years. Predeceased by Jack (January 2005), her beloved parents Thomas and Bessie (ROBERTSON) NAYLOR, brother Thomas NAYLOR and his wife Doris, and brother-in-law Kenneth McCALL. Survived by her sister, Grace McCALL. A wonderful mother and grandmother, Ruth leaves her daughter Judy (David) CLIMENHAGE, grandchildren John (Claire SYMINGTON) CLIMENHAGE, Christy (Todd KUIACK) CLIMENHAGE and Kate (David) WILHELM as well as three great-grandchildren, Anwyn and Rhys CLIMENHAGE and Zoe KUIACK to mourn her passing. Visitation will be held at The Northcut Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday November 4th, 2005. Funeral Service will be held in our Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday November 5th, 2005. Interment will be held on Monday November 7th, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Kintore Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation. www.northcuttelliott.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-13 published
ROBERTSON, Reverend Walter Bradford
Passed away peacefully on November 11th, 2005 at Regional Mental Health Care after a lengthy illness. Brad was born 56 years ago on April 25, 1949 in Stratford, Ontario. Brad was a minister for many years (Port Lambton, Kapuskasing) and a News Director at CHYR radio in Leamington. Beloved husband of Bev (née CHALMERS) ROBERTSON. Loving father of Kelly of Kitchener and Heather of London. He is survived by his mother, Marion ROBERTSON of St. Marys and mother-in-law, Minnie CHALMERS of Tilbury. Brother-in-law of Bill CHALMERS of Windsor, Bob CHALMERS (Kathleen) of Saint Thomas and Larry CHALMERS (Sharon) of Windsor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by father-in-law, Morley CHALMERS in 1993 and sister-in-law, Marj CHALMERS in 1994. Friends and relatives may visit at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London (east of Highbury) on Monday, November 14th at 1 p.m. (visitation 1 hour prior) with Reverend Mark HOLLYWOOD and Reverend Terry SANDERSON officiating. A reception will be held following the service at North Park Community Church. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to World Vision or the charity of one's choice. Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-28 published
JEFFRAY, Eileen Alice (née KNOX)
Mrs. Eileen Alice JEFFRAY, age 83, of Stratford passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Stratford General Hospital on Saturday November 26, 2005. Born in Goderich, daughter of the late John KNOX and the former Elizabeth WHEATLEY. Eileen was a member of Saint John's United Church and the United Church Women Beloved wife of Stewart JEFFRAY whom she married on June 26, 1943 in Wingham. Loving mother of Paul JEFFRAY and wife Barbara of Dundas, Anne ROBERTSON and husband David of London and Lynn TOPLITSKY and husband Jeff of Lefroy, Ontario. Cherished grandmother of Tan ROBERTSON (Peter THISTLETHWAITE), Toronto, Suzi ROBERTSON (Dan PETERS), Brights Grove, Christy JEFFRAY, Burlington, Laurie (JEFFRAY) PERRETT (Rob), Burlington, Griffin and Bea TOPLITSKY. Treasured great grandmother of Jake and Meaghan PETERS and Jack and Cole THISTLETHWAITE. Cremation has taken place. A Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date at St. James Anglican Church - God's Holy Acre. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one's choice through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, 519-271-7411.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-01 published
ROBERTSON, Margaret O. (née BOWDEN)
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of R.R.#2, Kent Bridge, Margaret O. ROBERTSON passed away at the Village Rest Home, Ridgetown on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Born in Howard Twp., daughter of the late Samuel and Hazel (WELCH) BOWDEN. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) L. ROBERTSON (1995.) Cherished mother of Cheryl and Fred GALBRAITH of R.R.#3, Ridgetown, Dianne and Jerry KENNEDY of Ridgetown and Janice and Rob WARD of St. Catharines. Grandmother of Colleen and Jody ANDERSON and their son Carson, Gavin and Jessica GALBRAITH, John GALBRAITH, Rob and Hilde KENNEDY and their children Lerika and Livia, Brent KENNEDY, Megan KENNEDY, Hailey and Joshua REYNOLDS and their children Reese, Lane and KENNEDY and Lindsay WARD. Dear sister of Jean ATKINSON of R.R.#6, Thamesville and the late Vonda HILLMAN (2004) and Eileen PICKARD (1995.) Also surviving is a brother-in-law Manson PICKARD of Ingersoll. Margaret was organist for the McKinlay Funeral Homes in Ridgetown and Chatham for over 30 years. The Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Friday 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Botany Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society, Botany Cemetery or the charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-04 published
GREER/GRIER, Reginald Bruce Harris
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, December 2, 2005. Reginald Bruce Harris in his 66th year. Survived by his loving wife Shirley (LOUGHEED,) and his sons Steve (Patti) GREER/GRIER, Paul GREER/GRIER, Mark (Amanda) GREER/GRIER all of Watford, two grandchildren Derek and Dean GREER/GRIER. Also survived by his mother, Edna GREER/GRIER of Strathroy, brother Gordon (Olave) GREER/GRIER of Watford and sisters, Marjorie (Don) MOSSMAN of Mt. Brydges, Norma (Floyd) HICK of Strathroy and Jean (Ray) ROBERTSON of London. Predeceased by his father Harold GREER/GRIER (1981) and grand_son Craig GREER/GRIER (2002.) A Private Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford with Father Kendall REIMER officiating. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
STACEY, Raymond James " Ray"
Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Kingsway Lodge St. Marys on Thursday December 22, 2005 Raymond James (Ray) STACEY a long time resident of Blanshard Twp. and a retired employee of Domtar Packaging age 73 years. Beloved husband of Doreen (CAPPA) STACEY. Loving father of Linda STACEY of Calgary, Donna ROBERTSON and husband Jim of Chatham, Dianne HOGAN and husband Kim of Calgary and Jim STACEY and wife Susan of Saint Marys. Proud grandfather of Holly, Michael, Trevor, Jamie, Hannah and Isabelle. Dear brother of Verna BLACKLER of Saint Marys, Emma CARRUTHERS and husband John of Stratford, Oliver STACEY and wife Ann of Avonton, Laura SHAW of Saint Marys, Carman STACEY of Saint Marys and Audrey SANCHEZ and husband Louie of California. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Burns BLACKLER and Sib SHAW. A private visitation and funeral service for family only is being held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel in Saint Marys. In his memory donations to the Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or Kingsway Life Care may be made by calling (519) 284-1480.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-10-07 published
LEE, Lillian " Peggy" Marguerite (née COLLINS)
Taken from us suddenly on Monday, October 3rd, 2005 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Peggy (née COLLINS) of Creemore and formerly of Meaford in her 79th year. Loving wife of Earl LEE. Dear mother of Debbie PEARSON of Barrie, John and Theresa of Calgary and Janice of Barrie. Loving grandmother of Steve, Crystal, Katrina, Nicolas and Benjamin. Dear sister of Betty ROBERTSON of Barrie and the late Jack and Marie. A memorial service will be held at the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. with visitation from 6: 00 p.m. until time of service. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at peggylee@funeralhome.on.ca
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-15 published
Earl CAMERON, Broadcaster: 1915-2005
The man with the distinctive, rich voice and famously unflinching face lent authority to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the early days of television broadcasting. Never a journalist, 'I just read the words'
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, January 15, 2005 - Page S7
Toronto -- Earl CAMERON used to tell the story of how he once walked into a store and found a salesman staring at him.
"Fellow who reads the news on television looks just like you. Ever watch him?"
"No," said Mr. CAMERON, not telling a lie since he couldn't watch himself while he was doing his job.
Early on, he discovered the strange kind of fame that comes with appearing on television. Like the salesman, people thought they knew him but weren't sure.
"People often look at me in the street. They want to say hello, but aren't sure whether I'm somebody's brother or a guy they met recently at a party."
Earl CAMERON was a classic Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announcer, the voice of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The National, which, in the early part of his tenure from 1959 to 1966, was the only national television newscast in the country. If Lorne GREENE was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Voice of Doom, then Earl CAMERON was probably its voice from Mount Olympus -- listened to and trusted by the viewers.
"If Earl said it, you knew it was true and that, even with all the miseries, all was well with the world," said Knowlton NASH, who read The National long after Mr. CAMERON.
"He was the last anchor who was part of the old school of broadcasting," said Mr. NASH from his winter home in Naples, Florida "No matter how awful the news -- and he broadcast during the war -- he was always a reassuring presence, giving the impression there were better things ahead."
Mr. CAMERON will long be regarded as "the anchor's anchor" by the corporation. "His skill and professionalism contributed greatly to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's reputation for credibility, objectivity and dependability in our newsgathering and broadcasting, and in our role as Canada's national public broadcaster," said Richard STURSBERG, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television's executive vice-president. "He was truly a legend."
All told, Mr. CAMERON read more than 1,500 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation newscasts. His audience believed that if Mr. CAMERON said something -- anything -- then it had to be true. One woman went so far as to say, "he couldn't convince me that black is white, but if he said it, then I would certainly give it some thought."
Back in the days when news on television was a few talking heads and too many words, Mr. CAMERON appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 11 p.m. news broadcast and became a national institution. He read the news from a script, not a teleprompter, and was famous for his diction and flawless delivery.
His fans included those with an ear for perfectly spoken English. In 1966, television columnist Dennis BRAITHWAITE wrote in The Globe and Mail that "I consider him a uniquely talented news reader, the only one at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who, in my hearing, has never made a mistake in phrasing or pronunciation."
Earl CAMERON was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan., during the early months of the First World War. He inherited his magnificent voice from his father, Ernest, who was described as having "one of the finest undiscovered bass-baritones in North America" by Sir Arthur Benjamin, the British composer who toured North America judging choral contests.
The elder Mr. CAMERON wanted Earl to become a teacher like his brother and two sisters. Earl did go to Saskatchewan Teachers College, but soon decided the vocation wasn't for him. He liked to tell a story of his brief career in the classroom. "I was hired to teach in a little town called Kildare. This was during the great Western drought of the '30s and it hadn't rained in Kildare for a long time. My second day on the job there was a downpour of 3½ inches. I figured I had done enough for the town, so I left."
Perhaps it wasn't a great idea at the height of the Depression, for he next found work shovelling coal for $18 a week. After that, he worked on the railway for 25 cents an hour. His break came when he heard of an audition for a summer job as an announcer at CHAB, the local Moose Jaw radio station.
"I had about 70 others competing against me for an announcing job. The whole public speaking class at the Young Men's Christian Association," quipped Mr. CAMERON, who had a droll sense of humour despite his unflinching, stone-faced persona. His distinctive, rumbling voice won him the job, and it quickly became permanent.
He soon moved to CKY in Winnipeg and stayed there for four years. The station was owned by the Manitoba Telephone Co. but, as it happened, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation also used the staff and facilities there and Mr. CAMERON quickly made a good impression. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation promptly lured him away and, in 1941, he arrived in Toronto. It wasn't long until he was reading the National Radio News.
After television arrived, Mr. CAMERON served as the backup for Larry HENDERSON, who was the reader at 11 p.m. When Mr. HENDERSON quit in 1959, Mr. CAMERON was given the job of reading the National News.
For the next seven years, he was a familiar face, opening the program with a nod of his head, a hint of a smile and a quiet "good evening." It was a no-nonsense approach to a no-nonsense subject, and both Mr. CAMERON and the network liked it that way. Then he got down to the serious stuff (commercials were not allowed during the news) and he worked hard to avoid the slightest gesture or change in inflection that might betray an emotion or a personal opinion. If the program's editors provided him with a "kicker" to end the newscast, he would permit himself an expression that might suggest a chuckle.
He was the anchor, a term that didn't make it into the Oxford English Dictionary until 1965, from 1959 to 1966. In many ways, he was the last of a breed.
"Earl was devastated when they decided to go with a journalistic anchor rather than a traditional broadcaster," says Larry STOUT, who was then a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news writer and reporter. "He didn't think of himself as a journalist, but rather as a broadcaster."
That got him into a bit of trouble. Like other announcers, he was allowed to do commercial work. Mr. CAMERON had two big clients Crest toothpaste and Rambler, a car made by American Motors. The toothpaste ads caused some complaints of bias -- by politicians, among others -- and in 1965 Mr. CAMERON was given a choice: no more jobs doing ads if he wanted to keep his high-profile job reading the 11 o'clock news.
In the end, he chose the news over toothpaste, but a year later he was dumped anyway. Mr. CAMERON's replacement as the main reader on The National was Stanley BURK/BURKE, who had worked as a foreign correspondent. Mr. CAMERON took over rotating duties that included reading the early evening news that went across the country. He also introduced the opinion program Viewpoint.
Earl CAMERON was always strictly a newsreader. He wasn't allowed to change a comma of copy. It was a union regulation and not one he minded. "I just read the words."
While his diction may have been perfect, he was wrong on the direction that television news was taking. In 1967, he told the Toronto Telegram, "I've heard that Huntley and Brinkley and Walter Cronkite say that the era of the broadcast journalist is ending and here the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is just trying to start it."
The tradition at almost all television networks now is that the main newsreader is not "just an announcer" but someone who has advanced through the ranks as a reporter. The change did not occur overnight. Stanley BURK/BURKE quit and was replaced by announcers, including Lloyd ROBERTSON.
Peter KENT, a field reporter, read The National after Mr. ROBERTSON and he was followed by others of similar background. For all that, Mr. CAMERON and Mr. ROBERTSON were remembered as newsreaders by the audience and by the comedy troupe SCTV, which played on their names in a running sketch that featured rival anchors Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson.
After Mr. CAMERON's demotion from his television job, he was still one of two readers for The World at Six on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. And he stayed on, introducing Viewpoint until it was cancelled in January of 1976. A few months later, Mr. CAMERON retired after 32 years -- and the world seen through a Canadian television screen was never the same again. "He was very, very Canadian," said Mr. NASH. "As Canadian as wheat."
Earl CAMERON was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan., on June 12, 1915. He died Thursday in Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, after a lengthy illness. He was 89. He is survived by his wife, Adelaide and son Harold. He was predeceased by his son Clark, who died in a car accident in 1984. Funeral services will be held on Saturday.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-25 published
McNAMARA, Vincent Francis
After a lengthy illness on Friday, January 21, 2005 at Trillium Health Centre - Etobicoke. He is survived by his loving wife Marcie (Marcella) McNAMARA. Predeceased by four brothers and sister. Survived by his brother-in-law Dan MORRISON, and many special nieces and nephews. We want to express special appreciation to the professional staff, Judy ROBERTSON and her cohesive nursing team in the Courtyard of Trillium Health Centre, Queensway site for their care, support and thoughtfulness. A Mass celebrating Vincent's life will be held at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 3 p.m., officiated by his nephew Rev. Craig MORRISON, O. Carm. from Rome, Italy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-17 published
ROBERTSON, Douglas Kenzie (Lt. Col., Ret'd)
Died peacefully on February 14, 2005 in his 91st year at Nanaimo, British Columbia. Beloved husband of Margaret (née ESDALE) for more than 65 years, loving father of Lynne (Wilson SMART,) Diane (William CORNISH) and David (Kerry EVANS,) wonderful grandfather of David, Sharon (Joe KEWEKORDES,) Malcolm (Julie SIBBALD,) Hilary, Melissa and Steven: special greatgrandfather of Michael. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Beatrice ROBERTSON, his brothers Kenneth and Stewart and his grand_son David. Remembered with love and affection all his family and Friends. Doug had a distinguished military career, serving on Winston Churchill's staff, fighting through the Northern Campaign in Holland, commanding the Calgary Highlanders at the end of World War 2, and serving on the International Joint Commission in Viet Nam in 1963. In his retirement years, he served three successive terms as Alderman of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's United Church, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia at 11: 00 a.m. Friday February 18, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
RADFORD, Mary Elizabeth (ROBERTSON)
(Retired from Market Facts of Canada and proud member of Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service World War 2)
Entered into rest peacefully at the Helen Henderson Care Centre, Amherstview on Monday, February 28th, 2005 in her 83rd year. Mary E. ROBERTSON beloved wife of Robert W. RADFORD. Loving mother of William J. of Wilton and Lisa J. of Montreal. Dear grandmother of Dillan, Cole and Taylor. Dear sister of Lois McVAGH and her late husband Robert. Predeceased by her brothers James and John ROBERTSON. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Main Street, Odessa, (613) 386-7373 on Thursday, March 3, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. from Emmanuel United Church (Factory Street, Odessa) with Reverend L. PRICE officiating. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Emmanuel United Church Memorial Fund.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-18 published
Ruby Olive ROBERTSON
By Mary KESHEN, Friday, March 18, 2005, Page A18
Mother, nurse. Born March 16, 1921, near Sheho, Saskatchewan. Died October 30, 2004, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, of congestive heart failure, aged 83.
When we lose our mothers, we have a yearning for what was. The 1950s were the best of times because of Mom. After school, we and our chums would round the corner to the back door and glance up at the kitchen window where Mom would give a little wave.
We thought she spent her whole day there, waiting for us to come home. It didn't occur to us that she had (in a manner of speaking) a life of her own -- managing a household of six children, pets, laundries, ironing, cleaning, cooking, errands, and appointments. As soon as we got in the door, Mom was there to listen to our news. Even when the news was bad, she had a positive or comforting word.
A friend fondly recalled those times, "I remember the 4 o'clock tea break. We would sit around the kitchen table with your Mom and just chat."
Mom was the calm centre of our world. When someone spilled a jar of honey on her new carpet, Mom consoled the wailing culprit: "Don't cry dear, there's more honey." When a neighbour boy smashed a hockey puck through the window, he expected a few harsh words. Instead Mom said, "Never mind, it was an accident." He wrote to us after her death: "It was from your mother I learned the power of forgiveness." We all did.
Mom sparked our imaginations with her stories of Clippity-Clop, a magic horse that took us on adventures to berry patches. Not surprisingly, Mom loved berries and had no trouble recruiting helpers on many berry-picking expeditions for strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. What we didn't eat was made into jams and pies.
The older we got, the more Mom's knowledge and interests amazed us. She was an avid birdwatcher and an expert rose gardener. We didn't know she was also a musician until she picked up my new guitar and started playing old 1930s country tunes. We were shocked when she started yodeling. Turns out she had taught herself chord guitar as a teenager and was both a soloist and accompanist at school concerts.
When my sister and I got to high school, Mom taught us to sew. She had made many of our childhood dresses and dance-recital costumes. Now we could make our own skirts and dresses in the 1960s styles.
Throughout high school, Mom helped us understand geometry, algebra, chemistry, and trigonometry. We eventually learned she had been the top student at her high school. She was also a top student in her 1943 nursing class at University of Toronto, winning a postgraduate scholarship that she had to give up when she married Dad. He was about to be sent overseas with the army as a just-graduated doctor.
When we reached parenthood, she came to help with our babies, 13 in all. We continued to be surprised by her abilities and achievements.
One honour she was most proud of was being selected, at age 16, as one of two high-school students to represent Saskatchewan at the 1936 coronation of King George Virgin Islands in England. Born Ruby LUNDQUIST, she was the eldest of 11 children from northern Saskatchewan and had never been farther than a few miles from home. She was present at the Coronation, met the Queen Mother at a tea party, attended Westminster Abbey services with the royal family, and won first prize over 300 entries for her photo album and diary of the trip.
The album and diary, as well as many other diaries and letters, are in a drawer where she left them for her children to read. No doubt she will continue to surprise us.
Mary is Ruby's daughter.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-19 published
ROBERTSON- MORRIS, Bessie -- Dispatch:
By Jordan PRESS, Saturday, March 19, 2005 Page M6
Bessie ROBERTSON- MORRIS had high standards, even after she retired from teaching dance.
Former student Marie-Anne LONGLADE- LINK, who now runs her own dance school, sent her old teacher videos from competitions and shows for input.
"There's too much black," Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS told her over the phone days before she died. "You haven't got rid of all the black."
That was on a Sunday. On the following Thursday, February 10, Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS died of a heart attack. She was 87.
Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS was an only child born in Montreal on April 23, 1917. In 1943 she married Dan SHEARER, killed in 1944 in the Second World War. She then married James MORRIS in 1950 and had two boys. Her second husband died in 2001.
At the age of 16, Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS founded an eponymous dance school in Toronto. In 1962, Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS left the school, which still has two studios today.
But she attended as many recitals as she could, even after moving to Calgary in 1993. "It was her life until she sold the school," her son Peter MORRIS says. "It was all she did."
Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS was an expert at tap and ballet and expected the same of her students, says Margaret CAULFIELD, a former pupil who now runs the school. "You had to do things exactly right."
And Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS is still giving directions through her onetime apprentices. Ms. LONGLAIDE- LINK says she tells her classes one of Mrs. ROBERTSON- MORRIS's favourite lines when they forget what they've learned: "I gave you that step...and now it's gone."

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-21 published
TOWNSEND, Madeline Bessie "Mandy" (née TIZZARD)
Passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, March 18, 2005 from complications that were the result of a tragic automobile accident that happened on January 26th, near her home in Carrying Place, Ontario. Her loving and devoted husband Robert, whom she was married to for 59 years, survives Mandy, along with her sister Kay ROBERTSON and Mandy's seven loving children; Marilyn FARTHING, Edward, Patricia CONVERY, Jim, Brian, Brenda JONES and Debbie DEVEAU, along with her 14 grandchildren and her 5 great-grandchildren. An extended family of Friends, whom she valued deeply, will also miss the departure of this sweet lady. Along with being a devoted wife and mother of seven, Mandy actively participated in a number of charities with her husband Bob and played an important role in improving the lives of many people through her community involvement. Mandy was always active in school auxiliaries during the upbringing of her children. She took an active role in Girl Guides and was Past Commissioner for Scarborough, Ontario. Mandy became active in the sailing community and was a founder of the Toronto Women's Sailors Association along with serving as the first president. She was a Certified Race Officer for the C.Y.A., actively working the C.O.R.K. regatta in Kingston, Chester Race Week, Race Committee chairman of the Whitby Yacht Club, along with many other local regattas. Mandy is an Honorary Life Member of the Whitby Yacht Club. As a Certified Ham Radio Operator, Mandy was active as VE3WSG (Worlds Sexiest Grandma.) Mandy loved to sew, knit, make quilts and crafts. She has also been very active with the Trent Valley Quilters Guild. She cherished her time living on the south Side of the Bay of Quinte waiting for her sailing Friends to sail by and entertaining all who visited. She was an angel and a mother to all and will be sadly missed. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard), Kingston, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12: 45 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2005 in the chapel of the funeral home at 1 p.m. Spring interment Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel, Kingston (613) 544-3411
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-07 published
McCRAE, Nichol Maine " Nick" (1942-2005)
After a courageous battle with leukemia, Nick, beloved husband of Margaret (ROBERTSON) and devoted father of Jessica, died peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Nick was the son of the late Margaret Jessie McCRAE and Armour McCRAE, and brother of Armour Jr. and James. Nick spent many years in the Door Hardware Industry with Ingersoll Rand Safety and Security, He was a member of South Gate Masonic Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge #674 and the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Oakville Shrine Club and was assistant director of the Rameses Press Corps. Since his retirement, Nick enjoyed many hours volunteering at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in Mt. Hope. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel"Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres., Mississauga, on Saturday April 9, 2005 at 11 a.m.. A Masonic Service will be held prior, beginning at 10 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd., Mt. Hope, Ontario, L0R 1W0, or the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-12 published
GROUT, Robert " Bob" Clyde
World War 2 Veteran Lieutenant, 4th Field Regiment.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad and patriarch of our family at Inglewood Lodge in West Vancouver, at the age of 94 (Wow!). son of the late Horace Clyde GROUT and Mary E. CURLEY. Predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Florence VALLÉE, his two sons, Clyde and Tom, and his two siblings, Evva ROBERTSON (Toronto) and Reg GROUT (Winnipeg.) He will be missed by his children Nancy WASILIFSKY (Justin,) Susan LIEBERT, Ted (Nancy), Drew (Marg), and Elaine (Bill BROWN); 12 grandchildren and 3.5 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind two dear Friends, A.J. PHILLIPS (Brockville, Ontario) and George BLACKBURN (Ottawa.) Our father was very proud to have served his country during World War 2 in the campaigns for Normandy, Belgium and the Netherlands. For this we thank him. Bob also spent 43 years with Imperial Oil and was an active member of the Kiwanis Club in Squamish and North Vancouver, British Columbia. Bob's passing marks an end to a generation. He was what we believe to be the longest living member of his family tree. Dad, say hi to Mom and the boys. Remember the porch light will be on and the door unlocked. Funeral will take place on Thursday April 14, at 10 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1150 Mt. Seymour Road, North Vancouver. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Kiwanis Club of Evergreen, Special Projects Account, Kiwanis of Evergreen, Box 54193, 1562 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, V7M 3L5. Hollyburn Funeral Home: 604-922-1221.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-22 published
MAGILL, Herman Russell, 1936 -- Died This Day
Friday, April 22, 2005 Page S7
Lawyer and mining investor born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1906.
After serving in the Toronto Scottish Regiment in France during the First World War, he left the army with the rank of lieutenant and went to law school. He opened a law practice in Toronto and came to know David ROBERTSON, chief of staff at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, a doctor who shared an interest in mining investment. Together, they reopened a gold mine at Moose River, Nova Scotia, with the intention of exploiting ore-bearing columns that held up the roof of the excavation. On April 12, 1936, the two partners went underground with miner Alfred SCADDING to investigate complaints of instability in the workings. The roof collapsed, trapping all three underground. A massive rescue attempt followed. A deep hole was drilled and a pipe inserted to introduce food and water and, for the first time in history, a telephone line. Also for the first time, the forerunner of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation provided listeners with on-the-spot radio reports. MAGILL died of pneumonia before rescuers broke through.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-25 published
ROBERTSON, Clare Charlotte
On Friday, April 22, 2005, at Mount Sinai Hospital. Clare, beloved daughter of David and Christy. Dear granddaughter of Joan HOLLAMAN and the late Richard, and David and Donalda ROBERTSON. Loved sister of Grace and Georgia. A private family service will be held on Tuesday. Arrangements in the care of the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (416) 488-1101.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
BEAULIEU, Nicholas Stephen (May 14, 1985-April 29, 2005)
It is with utmost sorrow that we announce the death of our son Nick from a climbing accident on the Queen's University campus. Nick was a gift to his family and to all who had the good fortune to meet him. He leaves behind his parents Donita and Stephen, his sister Annalise and brother Alexander. Nick will be forever missed by his Nana, Maxine ROBERTSON and his Grandma, Barbara BEAULIEU, his Auntie Liz ROBERTSON (Dan CASEY) and his cousin Shannon. Also left to mourn are Auntie Jean KOCH (Stu), Auntie Mary ROBACZEWSKI (George) and cousin Jessica, Uncle Walter BEAULIEU (Anita) and cousins Joseph, Juliette, Thomas, Michael and Abigail. Nick was predeceased by his Grandpa, Edgar BEAULIEU. A Prayer service was said at Saint Mary's School, Okotoks on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church, Calgary on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 1: 00. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up in Nicholas' name at any Alberta Treasury Branch. To email condolences, please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone (403) 938-3111.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-31 published
ROBERTSON, John Ross, 1918 -- Died This Day
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Page S7
Newspaper publisher and philanthropist born in Toronto on December A descendant of the Scottish clan of Struan Robertson, he was educated at Toronto's Upper Canada College, where he published a student paper. While still a young man, he started a publication variously called Young Canada or Young Canada Sporting Life and added the satirical magazine, The Grumbler. Later, he found a job as a reporter and then city editor at The Toronto Globe. In 1866, he helped found The Telegraph, which soon folded. After that, he went to England to work for the Globe and then returned in 1876 to launch the Toronto Telegram, which became the voice of working-class, conservative, Orange Toronto. Called "the old lady of Melinda Street," it fought long newspaper wars with the Liberal Toronto Star. As a philanthropist, he left a considerable book collection to the Toronto Public Library, founded a children's home and left a large annuity to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-07 published
ROBERTSON, Marjory Jean
After 95 years of enjoying life, our Auntie Jean died peacefully on June 2, 2005. Born during Toronto's age of innocence, Jean was an adventurous and independent woman who cherished her city and her country. Predeceased by her brother and best friend, Donald; beloved aunt to Jane and Wayne WILSON, John and Leona ROBERTSON and their children Heather, Kathleen, Sean and Samantha. A service celebrating her life will be held on June 8 at 11 a.m. at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard at Duplex (North of Eglinton Ave., West of Yonge Street). In keeping with with Auntie Jean's kind and generous nature, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-23 published
ALBRECHT, George Henry
At the Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. George H. ALBRECHT. Retired Retail Merchant of Kitchener, and Shelburne. Veteran of World War 2. Beloved husband of Margaret Mitchell (ROBERTSON.) Father of David, Thomas and his wife Deborah of London, James and his wife Maria of Guelph. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Jessica, Robin, Kate, Matthew, Jeffrey, Michael, and Christopher. Cremation has taken place.
A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. A reception to follow in the fellowship lounge. Interment of cremated remains, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (Talking Books) would be appreciated by the family.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-05 published
VERNON, G. Patrick H.
(Hons. B.A., LL.B., Q.C., Doctor of Sacred Letters)
On Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Patrick passed away at home, in the loving arms of his family, after a courageous 13-year battle with cancer. He was a survivor of prostate cancer owing to early detection and treatment. Patrick will be greatly missed by his family, Deborah Smith VERNON, his wife of fifty years, children Catherine Harcourt MARTIN, Geoffrey William Harcourt VERNON, Susan Elizabeth Vernon PELLERIN, their spouses/partners Robert MARTIN, Johnny BRYAN, and Denis PELLERIN, and grandchildren Richard, Taylor and Scott MARTIN, Caitlin and Julia VERNON, and Sarah and Lucie PELLERIN.
Born to Arthur Arundel Harcourt VERNON and Margaret Cayley Harcourt VERNON on November 15, 1926, Patrick attended Jarvis Collegiate, Trinity College School, Trinity College, and Osgoode Hall Law School, becoming a corporate lawyer and a partner at McCarthy Tétrault. In 1981 Patrick was called to the Bar of Alberta, and took up residence in Calgary. He became the managing partner of a new law firm, Black and Company, which ultimately became part of McCarthy Tétrault, the national law firm.
Patrick was the consummate community service advocate and volunteered his time and talents to the organizations in which he believed. He was a Life Governor of Trinity College School, a volunteer worker and chief fundraiser for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and served on a number of charitable foundations and boards. In 1995 he was appointed for four years to the Ontario Securities Commission, and from 2001 to the present, served as a director of the Ontario Pension Board. In September 2004, Patrick received the honorary degree, Doctor of Sacred Letters at Trinity College, Toronto, in recognition of his service to the School, the Church and the community.
An avid historian, Patrick published two books, The Bells of Old York, which outlines the change-ringing bells, the installation of which he co-ordinated, at The Cathedral Church of St. James, and Ladywood, a compilation of diaries relating to the 100-year history of the Vernon summer residence on Lake Simcoe. Patrick enjoyed travelling, fishing, skiing, playing billiards, card games and tennis with family and Friends. He had conservation and other projects on the go at his and Debby's beloved 'Hilltop House' near Uxbridge, Ontario, and was always happy to spend 'grandfather time' with his seven grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Patrick's life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2005 at The Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church Street (at King St. E.).
The family wishes to thank Dr. Douglas ROBERTSON, the doctors and caregivers at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Toronto General Hospital, Integracare, and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation or giving your personal time to the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-05 published
WILSON, Florence Mary (née BROWN) (1924-2005)
A Thankful Heart. It is with sadness and peace of heart we announce the peaceful passing of Florence Mary WILSON (née BROWN) with her beloved husband Carl of 63 years and her son Carl Jr. by her side after a lengthy struggle with a chronic illness with courage and determination always maintaining her dignity and hope. She loved her life with her strong faith, love of life and unselfish devotion to her family whom she loved unconditionally. Loving and devoted mother of Donald, Carol ROBERTSON husband Kim, Doug and wife Donna, Peter, Jim, Carl Jr, and the late John. She will be sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Cherished by her sisters Ena, Jean, Lillian and Merle and sister-in-law Joan. Thanks to the compassionate home care provided by her caregivers and Doctor David SWARTZ. She will be greatly missed, her spirit will remain in us forever. Love never ends. Praise God. Mary walks beside her Lord Jesus today. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. A Chapel In My Heart By Katherine Nelson Davis I am serene, for I have built A Chapel in my heart A silent, sheltered citadel A separate place apart To which I come in Solitude To lift my thoughts in prayer Telling God my troubles And confiding every prayer Yes, in this Chapel in my heart I can renew my soul For Solitude will bring me peace And prayer will make me whole

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-08 published
VERNON, G. Patrick H.
(Hons. B.A., LL.B., Q.C., Doctor of Sacred Letters)
On Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Patrick passed away at home, in the loving arms of his family, after a courageous 13-year battle with cancer. He was a survivor of prostate cancer owing to early detection and treatment. Patrick will be greatly missed by his family, Deborah Smith VERNON, his wife of fifty years, children Catherine Harcourt MARTIN, Geoffrey William Harcourt VERNON, Susan Elizabeth Vernon PELLERIN, their spouses/partners Robert MARTIN, Johnny BRYAN, and Denis PELLERIN, and grandchildren Richard, Taylor and Scott MARTIN, Caitlin and Julia VERNON, and Sarah and Lucie PELLERIN. He was the beloved brother of Hugh VERNON (deceased) (Shirley,) Joy VERNON, John VERNON (Sue) and Rosemary MOORHEAD, (John, deceased) and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Born to Arthur Arundel Harcourt VERNON and Margaret Cayley Harcourt VERNON on November 15, 1926, Patrick attended Jarvis Collegiate, Trinity College School, Trinity College, and Osgoode Hall Law School, becoming a corporate lawyer and a partner at McCarthy Tétrault. In 1981 Patrick was called to the Bar of Alberta, and took up residence in Calgary. He became the managing partner of a new law firm, Black and Company, which ultimately became part of McCarthy Tétrault, the national law firm.
Patrick was the consummate community service advocate and volunteered his time and talents to the organizations in which he believed. He was a Life Governor of Trinity College School, a volunteer worker and chief fundraiser for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and served on a number of charitable foundations and boards. In 1995 he was appointed for four years to the Ontario Securities Commission, and from 2001 to the present, served as a director of the Ontario Pension Board. In September 2004, Patrick received the honorary degree, Doctor of Sacred Letters at Trinity College, Toronto, in recognition of his service to the School, the Church and the community.
An avid historian, Patrick published two books, The Bells of Old York, which outlines the history of the change-ringing bells, the installation of which he co-ordinated, at The Cathedral Church of St. James, and Ladywood, a compilation of diaries relating to the 100-year history of the Vernon summer residence on Lake Simcoe. Patrick enjoyed travelling, fishing, skiing, playing billiards, card games and tennis with family and Friends. He had conservation and other projects on the go at his and Debby's beloved 'Hilltop House' near Uxbridge, Ontario, and was always happy to spend 'grandfather time' with his seven grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Patrick's life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2005 at The Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church Street (at King St. E.).
The family wishes to thank Dr. Douglas ROBERTSON, the doctors and caregivers at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Toronto General Hospital, Integracare, and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation or giving your personal time to the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON 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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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-18 published
ELKERTON, Dr. Lionel Edward Elkerton
Lt. Col. C.D., M.D. (U of T '36), D.P.H., F.R.C.P.C., F.A.P.H.A., M.R.S.H., beloved husband of Elizabeth Agnes (ALEXANDER,) and father of children, Robert William Francis, Peter Lionel, Lynda Diane (MacAuley), Stephen Lawrence and Susan Alice (Ryan), died in his 98th year Tuesday morning at 8: 00 in Surrey, British Columbia, while holding the hand of his loving wife. He is succeeded by many cousins, of which Dr. William ROBERTSON and Robert HARRIS were among his best Friends, as was his brother-in-law, Alfred HARRIS. Eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also succeed him. All of his brothers and sisters, Queen Alice Pearl (HARRIS), Francis James, Antoinette Ellen (ROBERTSON), Emma Edith, Lily Willys (COOK), and William CORDINGLEY; and also Ethel (Harris) ELKERTON and his eldest son, Bill (Robert William Francis), predecease him. He worked throughout the Middle East, Pakistan and India helping to set up public health systems during and after the Second World War before settling in Toronto to direct the Ontario Ministry of Public Health Laboratory. He loved reading and writing poetry. The end has set you free And left to plumb our feelings Us whom loss has grieved. Many thanks are given to Dr. PURKIS, Jenny BULLEN, Earla PAGE (his sister-in-law,) her wonderful family and the caring staff at Morgan Place. No services are planned at present, though his ashes will be eventually buried in the town where he was born, Chamberlain, Saskatchewan.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-25 published
WINN, Noël Patricia " Jane" (a.k.a. Jane HAMILTON)
82, passed away quietly, surrounded by her family, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Born in Australia, Jane moved to England at an early age and during World War 2, served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She came to Canada as a war bride in 1945. Later, settling in Ontario, she became a professional interior decorator. Changing careers, she became a travel consultant and opened Torbay Travel in Hamilton, Ontario. Eventually, she returned to Nova Scotia to be closer to family. Janes's quick wit, acerbic charm and aggressive intellect ensured that her strongly held opinions were heard. A funny, intuitive mother, she guided her two children with love and a gentle but firm hand. Generous, she contributed to many charities, including animal rights and care organizations. Jane is survived by her daughter Wendy DEAN (William) of Perkinsfield, Ontario, her son John LETSON (Liesje) of Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia, her only grandchild Meredith LETSON of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and her sister Ann ROBERTSON of Kingston, Ontario.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-13 published
JACKETT, The Honourable Wilbur Roy, O.C., Q.C.
Of Ottawa, Ontario, The Honourable Wilbur Roy JACKETT died September 10th, 2005 at Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 93 after a brief illness. He was born June 27, 1912 in Tompkins, Saskatchewan to Henry and Francis (SWEET) JACKETT. Predeceased by his wife Ella Kathleen ROBERTSON, his sisters Marguerite F. SCRIBNER and Flossie M. WOOLSEY. He is survived by his sister Audrey S. REUSCH of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, U.S.A. and many nieces and nephews. Wilbur attended the Kamsack Public School and graduated from Kamsack High School. He attended the University of Saskatchewan, received his B.A. in 1931, and in 1933, an LLB from the College of Law. Wilbur was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University receiving his B.C.L. in 1937.
The Honourable Wilbur R. JACKETT had a long affair with Canadian law first by entering the Canadian Department of Justice in 1939. He was appointed as a King's Counsel in 1949. He was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister in 1949, and served as Deputy Minister from 1957 through 1960. He served as General Counsel to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company from 1960-1964. In 1964 he was appointed President of the Exchequer Court of Canada. From 1971 through 1979 he presided as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada. In 1982 Mr. JACKETT was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was a member of the Bars of Quebec and Ontario. The Funeral Service will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Friday, September 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. Blessed be the memory of Wilbur Roy JACKETT. Condolences/donations/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-14 published
JACKETT, The Honourable Wilbur Roy, O.C., Q.C.
of Ottawa, Ontario. The Honourable Wilbur Roy JACKETT died September 10th, 2005 at Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 93 after a brief illness. He was born June 27, 1912 in Tompkins, Saskatchewan to Henry and Francis (SWEET) JACKETT. Predeceased by his wife Ella Kathleen ROBERTSON, his sisters Marguerite F. SCRIBNER and Flossie M. WOOLSEY, Wilbur is survived by his sister Audrey S. REUSCH of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, U.S.A. and many nieces and nephews. He attended Kamsack Public School and Kamsack High School. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, receiving his B.A. in 1931, and in 1933 an LLB from the College of Law. Wilbur was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University receiving a B.C.L. in 1937. Wilbur had a long and distinguished career in the law. He entered the Canadian Department of Justice in 1939, was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister in 1949, and served as Deputy Minister from 1957 through 1960. He served as General Counsel to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company from 1960 to 1964. Wilbur was appointed President of the Exchequer Court of Canada in 1964, and from 1971 through 1979 presided as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada. He was a member of the Bars of Quebec and Ontario. In 1982 Wilbur was made an Officier of the Order of Canada. The Funeral Service will held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Friday, September 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. Blessed be the memory of Wilbur Roy JACKETT. Condolence/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca. For further information please call (613) 233-1143.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
PATTERSON, Gordon Duncan Wanless, B.A.
(Retired Vice-President And Director AfTer 43 Years With Union Carbide Canada; Served On The Boards Of Knox College And Toronto And Region Conservation Authority)
Peacefully at Holland Christian Homes, Brampton on Friday, September 30, 2005, Gordon PATTERSON, in his 88th year, beloved husband of Shirley TOMLIN. Dear father of Ian and Debbie PATTERSON, Sharon Margie and Paul ROBERTSON, Brampton; Dave and Sue PATTERSON, Calgary. Loving grandfather of Dr. Heather PATTERSON and Kip RODGERS, Ian and Amanda ROBERTSON, Aaron ROBERTSON, Ashleigh PATTERSON, Bryon ROBERTSON, Nathan ROBERTSON, and Molly PATTERSON. Dear brother of Dorothy and Doug MILLINGTON and predeceased by Marion MacCARTHY. Special uncle of Andrea, Gary and Dianne. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Sunday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday morning, October 3 at 11 o'clock. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Brampton Citadel, 9395 Bramalea Road, Brampton L6S 4B7, or to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto M2P 2A9. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
STEPHENSON, George Crawford
Passed away peacefully at his home in Dorset on October 2, 2005 at the age of 90.
George was born and raised in Omemee, Ontario. He graduated from the Omemee High School and Lindsay Collegiate. With his brothers, he operated Stephenson's Mill and later Omemee and Fraserville Elevators. He attended Christ Church Anglican, at one time acting as warden. He was a member of the Lorne Masonic Lodge working up to Master of that Lodge. He served for many years on the Omemee Village Council and was reeve for four years. After the loss of the mill by fire he turned his attention to developing and renovating real estate properties in the Haliburton and Bancroft areas. In retirement he lived in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Dorset, Ontario.
He is sadly mourned by Margaret, his wife of 55 years, and by his five children, Frederick of Haliburton, Ontario, Helen and Donald ROBERTSON of Westbank, British Columbia, Ruth of Boshkung Lake, Ontario, Douglas and Joann of Manotick, Ontario, Jennifer of Nelson, British Columbia. He will be greatly missed by his three grandchildren Grace, Cosette, and Eve. Brother of the late Arthur, Ethel, William and Charles. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other family members and Friends.
Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 from 1: 00 p.m. until the time of the Masonic and Funeral Services in our chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at the St. Peter's Church Cemetery, Maple Lake. Reception to follow at the St. Peter's Church (downstairs).
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-07 published
MacDONALD, Dr. A.J. "Jeff" (1923-2005)
Beloved husband of Elspeth, dear father of Susan LAVERTY (Edmond ROBERTSON) of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Alec MacDONALD and Ian MacDONALD (Naomi) both of Vancouver and Jennifer MacDONALD (Ken DUBBLESTYNE) of Saint Marys, Ontario. Grandpa of Rozlyn and Adelle DUBBLESTYNE and Renn and Kei MacDONALD. Survived by his sisters Gladys MacDONALD of Devon, England and Alison BELL of Gloucestershire, England. Born in Liverpool, England on December 30, 1923, he was educated at Merchant Taylor's, Crosby England, achieving honours in leadership and integrity, as well as in all sports. In 1942, he volunteered in the Highland Light Infantry and was Commissioned in the Manchester Regiment in 1943. He served in northwest Europe as Captain. He graduated MB-ChB Bristol University 1953, where he was also Captain of University Golf. He emigrated to Canada in 1955. Resident in Pediatrics/Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital, London then resident in Pediatrics at War Memorial Children's Hospital, London before establishing a general practice in Stratford in January 1957. He was appointed coroner in 1972 and served until 1993 and held numerous hospital appointments including Chief of Staff and President of Medical Staff. He retired in 1994, but continued to practice medicine until his 80th year. His community involvement included Stratford Board of Education Chairman 1962-1964, President Stratford Art Association 1970-1972, Board of Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Perth County Branch. In 1997 he was the recipient of the Ontario Medical Association Glen Sawyer Award for service to the profession and community. He was a member of Stratford Country Club since 1964 also Founding member of Stratford Squash Group 1978. Jeff loved theatre both as audience and performer and was featured in local charity productions Cor Blimey and Splurge, Slodge and Crudge as well as CTV Networks 'Doctors Diary' 1968-1969. At Jeff's request, his body has been donated to U.W.O. to further medical education and research. Friends and relatives will be welcome at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday October 15th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. followed by a Celebration of his life. Remembrances would be deeply appreciated to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or to the O.S.P.C. A Perth County Branch through the funeral home.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-21 published
CURRIE, John McCallum "Jack"
Passed away in the Golden and District General Hospital, Golden, British Columbia on Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 at the age of 76 years. A private family service will take place on Tuesday, October 25th in North York. Interment of the cremated remains will take place in the family plot of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. A public reception will follow at a later date.
Jack was born in Toronto on July 24, 1929 and wintered in Florida and summered in The Muskokas. He was a long-time charter member of the Thornhill Country Club. Jack was a self-employed businessman for many years operating J.C. Currie and Sons before retirement. He was loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Jack is survived by his daughter Jean (Jeff) WHITFIELD of Golden son Jim CURRIE of Mactier, Ontario; niece Virginia (Douglas) COUTTS of Toronto; companion and friend Joan MacDOUGAL in Sutton, Ontario and stepson Ian (Anne-Marie) ROBERTSON of Maple, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-24 published
PERLEY- ROBERTSON, Ann
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Ann PERLEY- ROBERTSON at the age of 50. Ann passed away at home on Saturday, October 22, after a sudden and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved daughter of the late George PERLEY- ROBERTSON. Survived by her loving mother Jayne (Donald) FLEMING/FLEMMING. Ann was the loving partner of Phil PAUL, and special friend to his children Dominic, Stephane and Jaline. She was the cherished sister of Geordie (Diane) PERLEY- ROBERTSON and adored 'Aunt Ann' to Evan and Bronwen. Ann was a very special sister to Susan, Robbie (Erin) and Hal FLEMING/FLEMMING and aunt of their children Ali, Michael, Harrison and Lyndsay. In addition to being part of a large and loving family, Ann had a circle of Friends around the globe who she inspired with her smile, quick wit and enthusiasm for life. The family would like to thank the Friends, nurses and support staff at the Ottawa General Hospital and her wonderful home care nurses for taking such good care of her. At Ann's request, cremation and a private family gathering have taken place. For those who wish to honour Ann's memory, a donation to the Ottawa Humane Society or Alzheimer Society would be much appreciated. We have lost a truly wonderful person who was dearly loved by all who were fortunate to know her.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-29 published
HAHN, Ulrich
After a courageous battle against cancer, Uli died peacefully at home at age 48, surrounded by family on October 27, 2005. Beloved husband of Liza, devoted father to Ben and Ali, Uli is sadly missed by sisters Catrin and Steffi and their families and was predeceased by parents Hubert and Marianne HAHN of Heilbronn, Germany. Cherished son-in-law of Herbert and Edith GROSS and brother-in-law to Bernard, much loved by Margo, Ralph, Tom ROBERTSON and family. Uli will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His life touched many through his commitment to family and his position as General Manager of the Mississauga Golf and Country Club. A special thanks to Dr. Brenda WHITNEY and the nurses of St. Elizabeth. Uli will be remembered at a Memorial Service on Saturday November 12, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street at Goulding south of Steeles). If desired memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-03 published
ROUTERY, Olive M. (née ROBERTSON)
Peacefully, at Christie Gardens, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur J. ROUTERY (1977.) Loving mother of Fred and his wife Mary Ann of North Bay and Iva and her husband Nigel POTTS of Surrey, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of David, Craig and Suzanne and their spouses. "G.G." will also be missed by her seven great-grandchildren. The funeral and committal service will be held at Blythwood Road Baptist Church, 80 Blythwood Rd., Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th. Reception to follow. Remembrances to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to her caregivers at Christie Gardens.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-07 published
LUSH, Donald Robert
(Veteran World War 2, R.C.A.F. Flight Lieutenant; Long Time Member Of Scarboro Golf and Country Club)
Passed away at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Friday, November 4th, 2005 in his 85th year. Predeceased by first wife Marion, brothers Jack and Glen, and sister Mildred WHELER. Beloved husband of Barbara Ann. Loving father of son Robert (wife Romney), daughter Barbara Jane, and step-daughter Lani Jule ROBERTSON and her son Kyle. Dear grandfather of Mark and Jeffrey. Survived by sister Lorraine BRYAN, brother Sheldon, brother-in-law Tom WHELER, sister-in-law Marion GRASSE and her husband Dr. Wendell GRASSE. Will be sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews. Don, a World War 2 veteran served as a Hurricane Fighter Pilot in North Africa. He was a prisoner of war for four years in various camps in Poland and Germany after being shot down in the desert. Following the war, he was actively involved in his family's business - Supreme Aluminum Industries for 39 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing and other sports, and especially being at his cottage on Stoney Lake. He was a member of the Canadian P.O.W. Association, Royal Canadian Air Force Fighter Pilots Association, and served many years as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and Friends are invited to Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road) 416-2816800 for a memorial visitation on Friday, November 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 19th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Red Cross.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-17 published
LUSH, Donald Robert
(Veteran World War 2, R.C.A.F. Flight Lieutenant; Long Time Member Of Scarboro Golf and Country Club)
Passed away at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Friday, November 4th, 2005 in his 85th year. Predeceased by first wife Marion, brothers Jack and Glen, and sister Mildred WHELER. Beloved husband of Barbara Ann. Loving father of son Robert (wife Romney), daughter Barbara Jane, and step-daughter Lani Jule ROBERTSON and her son Kyle. Dear grandfather of Mark and Jeffrey. Survived by sister Lorraine BRYAN, brother Sheldon, brother-in-law Tom WHELER, sister-in-law Marion GRASSE and her husband Dr. Wendell GRASSE. Will be sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews. Don, a World War 2 veteran served as a Hurricane Fighter Pilot in North Africa. He was a prisoner of war for four years in various camps in Poland and Germany after being shot down in the desert. Following the war, he was actively involved in his family's business - Supreme Aluminum Industries for 39 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing and other sports, and especially being at his cottage on Stoney Lake. He was a member of the Canadian P.O.W. Association, R.C.A.F. Fighter Pilots Association, and served many years as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and Friends are invited to Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road) 416-2816800 for a memorial visitation on Friday, November 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 19th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Red Cross.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
ANDREW, Kathleen Mary (née MacDOUGALL)
(April 1, 1904-November 26, 2005)
Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; married and lived in Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York and moved in her later years to Brockville, Ontario to be with her family. Remembered fondly by her niece Kathy ROBERTSON (Kerri and family,) nephew Hugh McDOWELL (Maryetta and family,) the Macdougall and Andrew families. Internment service at Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, Nova Scotia on December 2, 2005.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-01 published
ANDREW, Kathleen Mary (née MacDOUGALL)
(April 1, 1904-November 26, 2005)
Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; married and lived in Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York and moved in her later years to Brockville, Ontario to be with her family. Remembered fondly by her niece Kathy ROBERTSON (Kerri and family,) nephew Hugh McDOWELL (Maryetta and family,) the Macdougall and Andrew families. Internment service at Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, Nova Scotia on December 2, 2005.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
FRASER, Mary Constance, B.A. (Trinity College, Toronto,) M.S.W. (McGill)
On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario in her 91st year. Served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Air Force in London during Word War II and founded the medical social work department at Kingston General Hospital in 1954. For years, Con offered generous and caring support for many people and organizations. Survived by her cousins Margaret BELCHER and John (Dottie) BELCHER and their family. A Choral Eucharist will be offered in thanksgiving for her life and ministry at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m., The Rt. Reverend George L.R. BRUCE, Bishop of Ontario, officiating, assisted by The Venerable John M. ROBERTSON (General Synod) and the Cathedral Clergy. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated by Outreach St. George's Kingston (the weekday lunch program which Con helped establish), c/o St. George's Cathedral, 270 King St. E. at Johnson St. Box 475, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4W5.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel - 150 Years Of Family Tradition
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-15 published
FRASER, Mary Constance, B.A. (Trinity College, Toronto,) M.S.W. (McGill)
On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario in her 91st year. Served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Air Force in London during Word War II and founded the medical social work department at Kingston General Hospital in 1954. For years, Con offered generous and caring support for many people and organizations. Survived by her cousins Margaret BELCHER and John (Dottie) BELCHER and their family. A Choral Eucharist will be offered in thanksgiving for her life and ministry at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m., The Rt. Reverend George L.R. BRUCE, Bishop of Ontario, officiating, assisted by The Venerable John M. ROBERTSON (General Synod) and the Cathedral Clergy. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated by Outreach St. George's Kingston (the weekday lunch program which Con helped establish), c/o St. George's Cathedral, 270 King St. E. at Johnson St. Box 475, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4W5.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel - 150 Years Of Family Tradition
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-19 published
FRASER, Mary Constance, B.A. (Trinity College, Toronto,) M.S.W. (McGill)
On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario in her 91st year. Served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Air Force in London during Word War II and founded the medical social work department at Kingston General Hospital in 1954. For years, Con offered generous and caring support for many people and organizations. Survived by her cousins Margaret BELCHER and John (Dottie) BELCHER and their family. A Choral Eucharist will be offered in thanksgiving for her life and ministry at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m., The Rt. Reverend George L.R. BRUCE, Bishop of Ontario, officiating, assisted by The Venerable John M. ROBERTSON (General Synod) and the Cathedral Clergy. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated by Outreach St. George's Kingston (the weekday lunch program which Con helped establish), c/o St. George's Cathedral, 270 King St. E. at Johnson St. Box 475, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4W5.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel - 150 Years Of Family Tradition
www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-22 published
FRASER, Mary Constance, B.A. (Trinity College, Toronto,) M.S.W. (McGill)
On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario in her 91st year. Served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Air Force in London during Word War II and founded the medical social work department at Kingston General Hospital in 1954. For years, Con offered generous and caring support for many people and organizations. Survived by her cousins Margaret BELCHER and John (Dottie) BELCHER and their family. A Choral Eucharist will be offered in thanksgiving for her life and ministry at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m., The Rt. Reverend George L.R. BRUCE, Bishop of Ontario, officiating, assisted by The Venerable John M. ROBERTSON (General Synod) and the Cathedral Clergy. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated by Outreach St. George's Kingston (the weekday lunch program which Con helped establish), c/o St. George's Cathedral, 270 King St. E. at Johnson St. Box 475, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4W5.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel - 150 Years Of Family Tradition
www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-26 published
FRASER, Mary Constance, B.A. (Trinity College, Toronto,) M.S.W. (McGill)
On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario in her 91st year. Served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Air Force in London during World War II and founded the medical social work department at Kingston General Hospital in 1954. For years, Con offered generous and caring support for many people and organizations. Survived by her cousins Margaret BELCHER and John (Dottie) BELCHER and their family. A Choral Eucharist will be offered in thanksgiving for her life and ministry at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m., The Rt. Reverend George L.R. BRUCE, Bishop of Ontario, officiating, assisted by The Venerable John M. ROBERTSON (General Synod) and the Cathedral Clergy. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated by Outreach St. George's Kingston (the weekday lunch program which Con helped establish), c/o St. George's Cathedral, 270 King St. E. at Johnson St. Box 475, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4W5.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel - 150 Years Of Family Tradition
www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-29 published
FRASER, Mary Constance, B.A. (Trinity College, Toronto,) M.S.W. (McGill)
On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario in her 91st year. Served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Air Force in London during World War II and founded the medical social work department at Kingston General Hospital in 1954. For years, Con offered generous and caring support for many people and organizations. Survived by her cousins Margaret BELCHER and John (Dottie) BELCHER and their family. A Choral Eucharist will be offered in thanksgiving for her life and ministry at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m., The Rt. Reverend George L.R. BRUCE, Bishop of Ontario, officiating, assisted by The Venerable John M. ROBERTSON (General Synod) and the Cathedral Clergy. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated by Outreach St. George's Kingston (the weekday lunch program which Con helped establish), c/o St. George's Cathedral, 270 King St. E. at Johnson St. Box 475, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4W5.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel - 150 Years Of Family Tradition
www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
STARLING, Christian Luke
Born August 12, 1972 to Karen (ROBERTSON) STARLING and Richard STARLING. Died unexpectedly in his 33rd year on December 28, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife Ayesha FEDERICO and their 2 children Liam and Sarah, and by his former wife Brooke (BLISS) STARLING and their daughter Jade. He leaves behind his brothers Jeffrey STARLING and Blue BRENT and their families, and countless family members and Friends who loved him very much. Chris was an easy person to love and lived his life with fervour. He will truly leave an emptiness in all the lives he touched. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road, (Brampton) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the the Chapel Monday, January 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made either to the Renascent Foundation or in trust for his children.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
ROBERTSON, Sarah " Sadie" (née GIVINS)
At the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, on December 24, 2004, in her 87th year. Sadie ROBERTSON (née GIVINS) formerly of Brechin and Mary Lake - Huntsville Area), beloved wife of the late Garnet. Dear mother of William of Oshawa, Jim and wife Marlene of Gravenhurst, Ted of Northern Ireland and grandmother of Anthony and David of Port Sydney, Sarah and Johnathan of Huntsville and Brian and Kevin of Northern Ireland. Cremation will be followed by the family receiving Friends at the Doolittle-Carson Funeral Home, 54 Coldwater Street, Orillia, on Saturday, January 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted in Algonquin Park by the Doolittle-Carson Funeral Home.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
McKINNON, Ellen (née HUGHES)
After a full and "feisty" life, Ellen McKINNON, loved and known as Granny, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2005. Mother to James McKINNON and his late wife Melinda HAMILTON, Ellen and Trevor GOUGH, George and Bonnie McKINNON, the late Martha McKINNON (1992,) Bonnie McKINNON and Bradley ROBERTSON. Grandmother of Jamie McKINNON and Dana O'NEILL, Melissa McKINNON, Darren, Derek and Brent GOUGH, David and Darryl McKINNON, Tierney ROBERTSON and great-grandchildren Kristopher and Alex. She will be missed by dear family friend Marg GRAY/GREY as well as other Friends and family. All may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main St. subway) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
ROBERTSON, Helen (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Peacefully at home in Georgetown on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Helen ROBERTSON, formerly of Toronto, in her 95th year. Loving mother of Judy ROBERTSON, wife of the late E. Ross ROBERTSON (1967). Helen will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the Community Care Access Centre and the homemakers who have been so kind to mum over the past few years. Friends will be received at the J. S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 11582 Trafalgar Road (north of Maple Ave.), Georgetown, on Saturday, January 15, 2005 from 1: 00 p.m. until time of service at 2: 00 p.m. to be held in the Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send online expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
Earl CAMERON, 89, voice of the National
News anchor retired in 1976
Was announcer at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 32 years
By Jim BAWDEN, Television Columnist, Page A18
Earl CAMERON was often called Canada's best-known anonymous man. The onetime warehouse worker from Moose Jaw became Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's " Voice of Doom" when he replaced Lorne GREENE on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's national radio news in the late 1940s and Larry HENDERSON on The National in 1959.
CAMERON, 89, one of only seven men to anchor The National, died Thursday in Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie after a lengthy illness.
Over the years, CAMERON's uncanny resemblance to the mythical "man-in-the-street" Canadian made him a well-respected television figure. Television critic Bob BLACKBURN wrote in 1965: " CAMERON is not just the image of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, he is the cultivated image of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation itself: solid, patriarchal, Gibraltary!"
CAMERON took early retirement from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1976, at age 61 and after 32 years with the corporation. Throughout his Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career, he had always been officially a staff announcer. He remained one of the regular newsreaders on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's The World At Six but had become disappointed over his decreasing role on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television.
On his last day, he simply dropped off a note for his department head and left for Florida. That was in keeping with a man who was typically "quiet, not ostentatious" said CTV anchor Lloyd ROBERTSON, who knew CAMERON from his early days at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
"I came to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1954 and we were required to do it all. A typical day for Earl involved reading weather on radio, then hosting a radio jazz show, doing station breaks, too. At 9: 30 he'd stroll over to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News' studio to begin script rehearsals for The National, which went live at 11 p.m. He had to do it all, and he did so calmly, rarely making a mistake. We were required to memorize the pronunciation of difficult names and foreign words, and Earl made it all seem very natural."
Born in 1915, CAMERON ran the gamut of business training and normal school in his Moose Jaw hometown. Local radio station CHAB hired him as a summer replacement at $20 a month.
CAMERON said in 1966 that,1" got the best advice ever from my first boss. He explained to me I was reading for just one person. He said to go into a house, and you'll find one person listening to a radio. Try to talk to just this one person."
CAMERON later moved to Winnipeg radio station CKY for a year, and in 1944 joined Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in Toronto, from which he rose to top anchor status.
In 1965 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executives began publicly grumbling that CAMERON was doing too many outside commercials. His association with Rambler cars and Crest toothpaste, though allowed by the union contract, was unseemly for the voice of The National, they said. Under intense pressure, he ended his lucrative contracts.
His television star went into eclipse the next year, when he was replaced as headliner of The National by Stanley BURK/BURKE.
There was never any doubt about CAMERON's announcing abilities his reading was impeccable, but it was the system that was at issue. He was dropped in an effort to break the union jurisdiction which dictated that newsmen could write the scripts but announcers could only read it on air.
Television critic Dennis BRAITHWAITE wrote at the time: "The national news didn't make Earl CAMERON. He made the national news."
CAMERON did not mention his departure on air. For his last broadcast as announcer he simply said, "Now this is Earl CAMERON, saying goodnight for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television News."
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation offered him a job as host of the public affairs series Viewpoint, reading viewers' letters, but that show was canned in 1976 after an 18-year run.
Retired, CAMERON moved his family to LeFroy, on Lake Simcoe. He did commercials for American Motors and Krona margarine, golfed daily and watched Global's 6 p.m. news.
His retirement didn't stop SCTV from satirizing him and Lloyd ROBERTSON as duelling, argumentative anchors Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson in skits CAMERON liked because "in this business a little publicity always helps."
CAMERON leaves his wife, Patty; son, Hal; and three grandchildren.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
WINTERS, Howard Richard
At his home, in Erin, in the loving arms of his family, Howard WINTERS passed away peacefully, in his 85th year, on January 13, 2005. Devoted and loving husband for 58 years to Andrea (nee MASTERS.) Exceptional, cherished and every little girl's dream of a father to Margaret ROBERTSON of London, Marilyn PHILBROOK of Oakville, and Kathryn WINTERS of Brampton. Treasured grandfather of Glenn HUNTER (predeceased,) Russell HUNTER (Juliette,) Sarah HOLMAN (Frank,) and Michael PHILBROOK. Magical great-grandfather of Zackary and Alia HUNTER. Dear brother of Weir WINTERS (Marie) of Erin. Howard was a veteran of World War 2 and a proud member of Royal Canadian Air Force 434 Squadron. He and his brother Weir, were the long-time owners of "Winters Garage" in Erin, and together donated land for the village cenotaph. He later owned a small engine sales and service business that included "Lawnboy", and as well was the high school custodian. He started Boy Scouts in Erin. Howard was a man of unshakable honesty, loyalty and hard work ethics. His deep love and dedication to his wife and family were paramount. Howard was a gentleman who taught by the way he lived his life. He lives on in this way and in the hearts of three generations. He was a special man; a trusted and respected business man. Special thanks to Dr. Duncan BULL, without whose exceptional dedication and care, Howard would not have been able to remain at home, Dr. Jeff McKINNON, Pat MILTHORPE, R.N., Dr. Norman GOLDBERG, the Masters family and Pastor René POMERLEAU. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 17th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor René POMERLEAU officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home Sunday evening at 9 p.m. If desired, donations to Erin Fire Department, or Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 344, Grand Valley, Ontario, L0N 1G0, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
HOLDER, Norman Charles
Suddenly, at his residence in Cobourg, on Monday, January 17, 2005. Norman Charles HOLDER was the beloved husband of Helen HOLDER (née ROBERTSON.) Dear father of Jane HUGHES and her husband David of Ajax and Catherine MacNEILL and her husband Ian of Newcastle. Grandfather of Elizabeth, Julia and Sarah. Brother of Joan BROWN of Cobourg, also Margaret HOLDER, predeceased. Following cremation, a service in memory of Norman will be held at the Church of St. Peter (corner of King St. E. and College), Cobourg on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment at the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter. If desired, donations in memory of Norman can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences to www.maccoubrey.com.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
WILES, Gordon Stuart
Passed away at Humber River Regional Hospital (Church St. site) on January 17th, 2005, in his 76th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Norma (ROBERTSON,) dear father of Vickie SNUDDEN (Russell - deceased,) Connie and Scott BURBIDGE, much loved Poppy to Jason and Ashley SNUDDEN and Samantha and Gregory BURBIDGE. Gordon is survived by his sisters Margaret (Art - deceased), Winnie (Marshall), Shirley (Bill) and sister-in-law Helena. Predeceased by his brothers Gilbert and Donald, and sister Theresa. Uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 3 p.m. Cremation. Special thanks to Dr. Leona RUDINSKAS and the wonderful, caring Chemo staff. If desired, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in Gordon's memory. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at gordon.wiles@wardfh.com.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
ROBERTSON, Gene C.
Peacefully, in his sleep at Scarborough Grace Hospital, on Saturday, January 22, 2005 in his 36th year. Loving son of Louisa and the late Cliff ROBERTSON. Dear brother of John and Mark. Gene will be sadly missed by his many Friends and relatives in Toronto and Echo Bay, Ontario. A Memorial Service for Gene will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Thursday at 8 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Donations in Gene's memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A very special thank you to all the staff on 3B and Intensive Care Unit at Scarborough Grace Hospital for your care shown to Gene and his family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
ROBERTSON, Mildred Jane (née ARMSTRONG)
Surrounded by her family, in her 91st year, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 at Chelsey Park Streetsville Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late John ROBERTSON. Dear mother of Norman (Kathy) and Susan (Don) MUNRO. Precious Grandmother of Heather (Kevin) WOODSIDE, Scott MUNRO, Jim MUNRO, Rob (Kerry) ROBERTSON, Renee (Martyn) JOHANNS, Deb (John) BALD, and Sarah ROBERTSON (predeceased.) Loving Great-grandmother of Hayley, Emma, Alex, Josh, Matthew, Mitchell, Ryan, Ethan and Nicole. Sister of Edythe (Eddie) SPIERS and Florence HILTS (predeceased.) Predeceased by her parents Henry ARMSTRONG and Florence ARMSTRONG- JOBIN. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home {ndash} "Mississauga Chapel," 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block East of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at Christ Our King Lutheran Church (2150 Dundas St. W.) at 1 p.m., which will be immediately followed by a Celebration of Milly's Life at 2 p.m., January 29, 2005. Interment Springcreek Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. In Memory of Milly, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Peel or to Christ Our King Church School Ministry. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
HENNESSY, Irma Rose (formerly LAPOINTE, née BOUDREAU)
Quietly at Avalon Care Centre, Orangeville on Sunday, January 30, 2005, Irma Rose Hennessy, beloved wife of the late Gerry HENNESSY and Louis LAPOINTE. Loving mother of Lynn and John ROBERTSON, Tim and Mary LAPOINTE, Mary Lou and Jim WALKER, Greg (deceased) and Marguerite LAPOINTE, Joanne and Robin CLAYTON, Mark and Laura HENNESSY, Keenan and Deb (deceased) HENNESSY. Cherished Granny of Amber, Christopher, Tammy, Doug, James, Cole, Jason, Michelle, Andrew, Ashley, Elsja, Adam, Jennifer, Jeff, Josh and Great-Granny of Aria, Cameron, John, Ashlynn, Tabitha, Emma, Victoria, Miranda, Evan, Haylee, Brooklynn, Mariah, Gregory and Daniel. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Thursday evening 7-9 o'clock. Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 60 Allan Drive, Bolton, Friday morning, February 4 at 10 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Asthma Society of Canada, 130 Bridgeland Avenue, Suite 425, Toronto M6A 1Z4. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
NORRIS, John Bruce
At Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, January 30th, 2005, John Bruce NORRIS of Woodingford Lodge, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Florence NORRIS (née MILLS.) Loved father of Susan ROBERTSON and her husband Paul of Woodstock, Rick and his wife Sue of Etobicoke, and Craig of Woodstock. Dear grandfather of Jason NORRIS of Toronto, Pamela NORRIS of Woodstock, and Laurie NELSON of London. Great-grandfather of Alysha and Derek. Also survived by his brother Frank, and sisters Joan and Brenda. Predeceased by his brother Ray. John was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 55 Woodstock and the Woodstock R.C. Flying Club. At John's request, a private interment will take place at a later date. Cremation. Contributions to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada would be appreciated and may be arranged through R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004). On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
BRETHOUR, Lois (née FRANCIS)
Passed away peacefully at home after a valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the age of 63. Beloved wife of Clare, loving mother to Lisa (Dale ROBERTSON) of Ottawa and James (Kate) of Santa Fe, N.M. She will be dearly missed by her brother Allan FRANCIS (Elaine) of Oshawa, sisters Dorothy (Al PATTERSON) of Orillia and Shirley (Peter MOORE) of Beaverton, sisters-in-law Ruth (Tom COTTON) of Whitby and Barbara (Robert KIBBLE) of Woodville, and by her nieces, nephews, and other family members and Friends. Preceded in death by father and mother, Russell and Marjorie FRANCIS of Beaverton, and sister-in-law Bernice KIRK. Lois touched the lives of many during her years of teaching in Toronto and Scarborough. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Scarborough), 416-267-4656, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held at the Cliffcrest United Church (1 McCowan Rd., Scarborough) on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment private to family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
MORRIS, Bessie Robertson (formerly SHEARER, née ROBERTSON)
Died peacefully February 10, 2005, in Calgary. Predeceased by her parents, Alfred (Robbie) ROBERTSON and Magdalena WASZKIEWICZ her first husband, Dan SHEARER (killed in action in World War 2;) and her loving husband of 51 years, James MORRIS. Lovingly remembered by her sons, Peter and Steven and daughters-in-law, Martha and Helen. Proud and devoted grandmother to Joanne and Kadyn. Born April 23, 1917, in Montreal, Bessie grew up in Toronto. At age 16, she founded Robertson's School of Dancing, a ballet school for young girls. Over time, this enterprise included other modes of dance at several studios. There were many memorable recitals at Eaton Auditorium. Robertson's School of Dancing still operates to this day, training young people in the art of dance. As a founder and charter member of the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association, Bessie influenced generations of dance teachers. Bessie's creativity was not limited to dance. In the 1960's, she wrote a radio play for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio as well as a script for "The Juliette Show". She published several poems. At age 87, she proudly published a children's book: "Michael and the Magical Indian". Bessie's sharp intellect and wit attracted people and she was a mentor to many. Sadly missed, but never to be forgotten. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Bessie can be made to a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
ROBERTSON, Mary " May" (formerly CARLTON)
Peacefully at the Meadowcroft Place Retirement Home, Mississauga on Monday, February 21, 2005 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Robert (Bert) and the late George CARLTON. Loving mother of George CARLTON and his wife Ann, Gordon CARLTON and his wife Margaret and the late James CARLTON. Cherished grandma of Melissa, Stephanie and Blair. Dear sister of Elizabeth McCABE. May will always be remembered for her commitment to her family, her spirit, her strong will and her ability to give of her self through volunteering at her church St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Forest Avenue School and the Mississauga Hospital. Mrs. ROBERTSON will be resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 24 Stavebank Rd. North, Mississauga on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Special Thank You to all the staff at Meadoweroft Place for their wonderful care of our Mum.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
ROBERTSON, Mary (née DARLING)
Born July 18, 1912; Motherwell, Scotland Passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Saturday, February 19, 2005. Happily married to Alexander since April 29, 1933. She will be missed by her children Alex (Sarah), Craig (Nancy), Jeanette (Doug) and her grandchildren which she adored: Blair (Mary), Lori Anne, Scott, Mary (Dave), Darlene (Ken), Lisa, Pam (Mark), and Jim (Chris). Remembered by her great-grandchildren Kevin, Samantha, Matt, Brandon, Josh, Jenna, Brian, Leah, Lilith, Peter, Evie, Mya and Cameron. Mary is survived by her sister Jean GALLAGHER predeceased by Robert Emmett GALLAGHER and her sister Margaret (Joe McGONIGLE.) She will missed by many nieces, nephews and neighbours. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (three lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation on Friday, February 25th from 12: 00-1:30 p.m. Funeral Service to follow at 1: 30 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment at St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-09 published
HEWITT, Harriett A. (née GILBERT)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Harriett HEWITT, in her 91st year, at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, on Monday, March 7th, 2005. Harriett (née GILBERT,) predeceased by her loving husband Beverley HEWITT. Dearly loved mother of Sheila and husband Jack ROBERTSON of Hamilton. Cherished always by her grandchildren Andrea (Mike) MITCHELL of Oakville and Scott of Hamilton. Survived by her sister Helen (Betty) GERGEL of Michigan and sister-in-law Betty LAYTON of Toronto and predeceased by her siblings Grace, Bill, Harry, Bertha and Jack. The late Mrs. Harriett HEWITT will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday morning, March 11th at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital-Oncology Dept. would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
ROBERTSON, Audrey Irene (née FIRBY)
On Thursday, March 10, 2005. Beloved wife of H. Nairn ROBERTSON. Loving mother of Phyllis Anne (Garry) BEUBE, of Holland Landing and Nairn Gard (Karen) ROBERTSON, of Uxbridge. Proud grandmother of Sarah, Joshua, Erika and Ryan. Dear sister of Phyllis M. GILMOUR. She will be fondly remembered by her niece Nancy GILMOUR and nephew Glenn (Maria) GILMOUR. A private Funeral Service will be held for the family at the Ogden Funeral Home, Agincourt (416-293-5211) on Monday, March 14, 2005. Cremation. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by her family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
HULL, John H.
Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Linhaven Home, on March 12, 2005 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Jean (nee ROBERTSON) for almost 55 years. Dear father of Donald and his wife Phyllis, and Sandra and her husband Clarence SHOWALTER, all of St. Catharines, Ontario. Poppa of MacKenzie and Harrison HULL. Brother-in-law of Yvonne HULL. Predeceased by brother William H. HULL. Affectionately known to his family as "Henry." John was employed with Mutual Life for over 20 years, and National Trust for 13 years, retiring in 1987. John was a graduate of the St. Catharines Collegiate - Class of 1941. Veteran of World War 2, where he served with The Royal Canadian Navy. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 24 for over 50 years and member of Knox Presbyterian Church, the St. Catharines Club and the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club. The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, 905-684-6346, on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As per John's wishes cremation will take place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
TOWNSEND, Madeline Bessie "Mandy" (née TIZZARD)
Passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, March 18, 2005 from complications that were the result of a tragic automobile accident that happened on January 26th, near her home in Carrying Place, Ontario. Her loving and devoted husband Robert, to whom she was married for 59 years, survives Mandy, along with her sister Kay ROBERTSON and Mandy's seven loving children: Marilyn FARTHING, Edward, Patricia CONVERY, Jim, Brian, Brenda JONES and Debbie DEVEAU, along with her 14 grandchildren and her 5 great-grandchildren. An extended family of Friends, whom she valued deeply, will also miss the departure of this sweet lady. Along with being a devoted wife and mother of seven, Mandy actively participated in a number of charities with her husband Bob and played an important role in improving the lives of many people through her community involvement. Mandy was always active in school auxiliaries during the upbringing of her children. She took an active role in Girl Guides and was Past Commissioner for Scarborough, Ontario. Mandy became active in the sailing community and was a founder of the Toronto Women's Sailors Association along with serving as the first president. She was a Certified Race Officer for the C.Y.A., actively working the C.O.R.K. regatta in Kingston, Chester Race Week, Race Committee chairman of the Whitby Yacht Club, along with many other local regattas. Mandy is an Honorary Life Member of the Whitby Yacht Club. As a Certified Ham Radio Operator, Mandy was active as VE3WSG (World's Sexiest Grandma.) Mandy loved to sew, knit, make quilts and crafts. She has also been very active with the Trent Valley Quilters Guild. She cherished her time living on the South Side of the Bay of Quinte waiting for her sailing Friends to sail by and entertaining all who visited. She was an angel and a mother to all and will be sadly missed. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Bonlevard), Kingston, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12: 45 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2005 in the chapel of the funeral home at 1 p.m. Spring interment Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. James Reid Cataraqui Chapel, Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-24 published
DENARD, James Chester Edgar (March 26, 1904-March 17, 2005)
Beloved husband of the late Margaret Helen, August 3rd, 1915 to January 12th, 2004. Cherished and loving father of Dorothy and Lloyd ROBERTSON, Kitchener, Robert and Mary Ann DENARD, Bowmanville, Neil and Barb DENARD, Camden East, Wayne and Donna DENARD, Adel, Iowa, U.S.A. and Lynda DENARD, Wellington. Cherished and loving grandfather of Kevin ROBERTSON, Toronto, Darrell and Tonia ROBERTSON, New Hamburg, Jeff ROBERTSON, Kitchener, Michelle and Richard LAGERWEIZ, Thorton, Allison DENARD, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Patricia and Danny HYNCH, Camden East, Peter DENARD, Japan, Peggy and Peter DUTTON, Australia, Diana and Bryan WEEZNER, Colleen and Joel PASCO, Colleen BUSE, all of Adel, Iowa, U.S.A., Daniel and Lori DENARD, Belleville. Cherished and loving great-grandfather of Henri ROBERTSON, Lucas ROBERTSON, Eric LAGERWEIZ, Meridith, Gabriella HYNCH, Hannah, Paige, Max WEEZNER, Kody DENARD, Caleb BUSE, Aylea DUTTON, Mana DENARD, Nicholas DENARD. Survived by his brother Norman and Lillian DENARD of Wellington. Predeceased by his parents Manley Steven and Maude Isabelle, sisters Corneilla, Alice, Marion, Rita, Gena, brothers Alivra, Edward, Whitney, Manley and granddaughter Susan DENARD. A Memorial Service will be held on March 26th, 2005 at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Jeff DE JONGE officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellington United Church would be appreciated by the family in memory of our father.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-24 published
GILKES, Ethel Ann (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Peacefully at her home on March 23, 2005, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of 60 years to Wilfred. Loving "Ma" of Susan REEVES and her husband Jeff; and Bill and his wife Sandy. Cherished Gramma of Lindsay REEVES (David MASON), Andrew REEVES, Nate ROBERTSON and Katie, Taylor, Jamey and Jake. Dear sister-in-law of Robert, Irene PIKE and her husband Larry, and Beatrice TAILOR/TAYLOR. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2005. Complete funeral service to follow in the chapel at 4 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
ROE, Elizabeth Muriel (née ROBERTSON)
Suddenly on March 23, 2005, at home in her 75th year, surrounded by her family she went to be with the Lord. Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, William and her beloved daughter Elaine (predeceased by her daughter Karen and her son Andrew). Betty is also survived by her brother Alan, his wife Joan and their family. Born in Manchester, England of Scots parents she came to Canada with her mother in 1951. Before settling in Bowmanville she lived in Toronto, Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She will be missed by those with whom she shared her special gifts, her love and passion for the Lord. Friends may call at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Tuesday, March 29th from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Betty's life will be held at Liberty Pentecostal Church, 1965 Martin Rd. N., Bowmanville on Wednesday, March 30th at 2 p.m. with visitation at the Church one hour prior to service. Cremation. If desired and in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-31 published
ROBERTSON, Eileen (née GILL) (November 1, 1910-March 29, 2005)
Eileen ROBERTSON (née GILL,) member of the North Toronto Salvation Army, predeceased by Ken, husband, March 10, 1985, will be very much missed but always loved and remembered by her caring and devoted daughter Bonnie and son-in-law Gwyn EVANS, Friends and relatives. Please take time to remember the happy occasions that you spent with her. No flowers thank you - plant some in your garden or give some to a friend. A service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), 416-488-1101. Burial to take place on Monday, April 4th.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-01 published
WILKEY, George Thomas
Peacefully at Grove Park Home in Barrie, on March 30, 2005, Mr. George Thomas WILKEY formerly of London in his 81st year. Husband of the late Marguerite WILKEY. Loving father of Warren (Ruth,) Wendy Joy McCREARY (Patrick,) Lawna UYLENBROEK (Coos,) and Larry (Thea). Grandfather of Dan, Marc, Olivia, Connor, Jeremy, Jonathan, Jamison, Doug, Candice, Greg. Dear brother of Eileen ROBERTSON. Predeceased by his parents William and Agnes WILKEY, brothers Bill, Roy, Walter, Fred, and sisters Jean and Eva. George worked for 41 years at the U.C.O. and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in London. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London, on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the service will be conducted on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1 p.m. Private interment to follow. A special Thank You to the staff at Grove Park Home, Barrie, for your devoted care to our father. Donations in memory of George may be made to Parkinson Society of Canada.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, John " Jack" Alexander
World War 2 Navy Veteran, life-time employee of Imperial Oil Ltd. Peacefully, in his sleep, on Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the age of 81. John, beloved husband of the late Noella. Loving father of Sandra ROBERTSON (California,) Susan MILLIGAN (Toronto,) and Sherry and Paul MAXMEN (Newmarket.) Dear brother of Kay TAILOR/TAYLOR, the late Eleanor STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and the late James STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Cherished grandfather of Mark, Ken, Chris, Amy, Victoria, and Hallie. Kind uncle to many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in our Chapel on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
McCRAE, Nichol Maine " Nick" (1942-2005)
After a courageous battle with leukemia, Nick, beloved husband of Margaret (ROBERTSON) and devoted father of Jessica, died peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Nick was the son of the late Margaret Jessie McCRAE and Armour McCRAE, and brother of Armour Jr. and James. Nick spent many years in the Door Hardware Industry with Ingersoll Rand Safety and Security. He was a member of South Gate Masonic Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge No. 674 and the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Oakville Shrine Club and was assistant director of the Rameses Press Corps. Since his retirement, Nick enjoyed many hours volunteering at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mt. Hope. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy.10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres., Mississauga, on Saturday April 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. A Masonic Service will be held prior, beginning at 10 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd., Mt. Hope, Ontario, L0R 1W0, or the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
TOWNSEND, Madeline Bessie 'Mandy' (née TIZZARD)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2005, at Kingston General Hospital, following complications as a result of an automobile accident on January 26, 2005. Mandy is survived by her husband Robert TOWNSEND, sister Kay ROBERTSON, her seven children, Marilyn FARTHING, Edward, Patricia CONVERY, Robert James (Jim), Brian, Brenda JONES and Deborah and her 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. On March 24, 2005, a Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at James Reid Funeral Home in Kingston. Mandy will be laid to rest on Friday May 6, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. at Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Rd. in Scarborough, following a graveside burial service. Bob and the TOWNSEND family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for all of the support from their many Friends during the past few months. Your cards, letters, calls and charitable donations generously given in Mandy's memory are a wonderful testament to her life. Her warmth and giving nature will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-01 published
ROBERTSON, Gary James
Suddenly, on April 28th, 2005, in his 58th year. Dear son of the late William and Vera. Loving father of Karen, Suzanne and Graham. Dear brother of the late Wayne. Beloved husband of Pauline for 32 years. Gary will be forever loved and fondly remembered by his many Friends and family. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Celebration of Gary's Life will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery. Neweduk Funeral Home, 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
McGUIRE, Donald Gerald
Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, Donald passed away on May 2nd, 2005. Beloved husband of Jean, his wife for 52 years. Mourned by their children Mike, Dan (Ramona), Glenn (Kathy) and Erin (Mike MATTINA) and his eight grandchildren David, Christopher, Nicholas, Gregory, Marissa, Matthew, Sarah and Hayley. He is also survived by his sister Geraldine McGUIRE and his foster family, the Robertsons - Wally, Joan, Helen, Bob, Peter, Mary and Margaret. Predeceased by his parents David and Beatrice McGUIRE as well as foster parents Jim and Mary ROBERTSON, brothers Jim, Jack and sister Glenda. He loved his families but God chose to call him now to a better place and so he goes. May our beloved Father take him to His arms and treasure him. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221 on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 181 Sewell Dr., Oakville.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
ROBERTSON, Norma Jean (née CARPENTER)
Peacefully, at the McCall Centre on Saturday, April 30, 2005, at the age of 78. Norma, proud mother of Debbie (Chris) and David (of Vancouver, British Columbia). Dear sister of Marg, Jim, Wayne and the late Lloyd. Will be dearly missed by her best Friends, Buster and Billy. A Memorial Service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Rd., 2 lights south of Eglinton), 905-602-1580, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. The family would like to thank all the staff at the McCall Centre, especially the staff on the 4th floor. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Humane Society or the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
ROBERTSON, Robert
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert on Thursday, May 12th 2005 at the Toronto East General Hospital. Loving partner of Sandra SMITH. Beloved father of Rob and Marie. Grandfather to Kerri, Megan, Declan, Michael, Caelan and Alexandra. Dear brother to Jean, Ina, Gordon and the late Isabel and William. Friends and family may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Tuesday, May 17th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with service beginning at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Toney Stacey Centre, 45 Lawson Rd. Toronto.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-15 published
HAMILTON, Bruce (February 29, 1924-May 13, 2005)
Peacefully in his 81st year, in Ajax, Ontario. Beloved husband to Edna HAMILTON (née LAMOUREUX,) adored father of Carol McMILLAN, Donna WHISKIN, Tawnee BOSSOM, Teena Marie Hamilton KARSAI and Catherine COSENTINO. Brother of Bernice ROBERTSON and the late Kenneth HAMILTON. Elated grandfather of ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Bruce learned to play guitar at the age of twelve and was with the Cheerio Variety Entertainers before joining the Air Force. Bruce served for three years in World War 2 as a Corporal with the Canadian Air Force. Bruce worked at Grinnells for twenty-eight years and thoroughly enjoyed his employment with Rowntree/Nestle for twelve years. Bruce had a love of planes and in his memory his collection of plane paraphernalia has been donated to The Royal Canadian Air Cadets, 151 Squadron in Oshawa, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the The Royal Canadian Air Cadets would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
ROBERTSON, Yvonne Colleen
At the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, May 19, 2005, in her 70th year. Beloved mother of Brad MATHIEU of Toronto. Dear cousin of Stevie BOURNE and family, and Bob and Barb EVANS and family. Missed also by Bob and Betty ROBERTSON and family, all her good Friends and by her companions Katz and Jinx. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and Friends will be held at a later date. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333 www.smithsfh.com)

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
ROBERTSON, Robert William
Died peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2005 in L-Wing at Sunnybrook Hospital. Loving husband of the late Elizabeth. Dear father of Jennifer, Mary (Earl), and Robert (Belinda). Loving grandfather of Michael (Angeliki), Sarah (Guy), Natalie (Erix) and Amy. Great-grandfather of Elizabeth, Catherine and Anastasia. Brother of Rhoda, Audrie (Bertil) and Lois. He will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 1428 Royal York Rd. on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
BENNETTS, Ina
Generous heart, caring hands, courageous spirit. It is with cherished memories and heartfelt gratitude to her that we announce Ina's journey from this life into the arms of her Lord, on May 23, 2005; surrounded by her loving family, at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre. Beloved, devoted and faithful wife to the late Albert BENNETTS. Much loved and cherished mother to Edythe WILLIAMS and her husband Roy, and Frances GROVES and her husband Larry. Dear grandmother to Brent and his wife Denyse, Dwayne and his wife Janine, Brian, Alex, and Jonathan. Loving granny to Breanna, Jenna, Kristen, Madison, Corey and Drewyn. Dear sister to Harry ROBERTSON and his wife Isobel of Kingston. Many thanks to the loving care she received at the Meaford Long Term Care Facility which was mother's home for four years. Visitation will be held at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, Ontario 519-538-2550, on Wednesday morning from 9-10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. A service of interment will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Memorial Fund, The Great Lakes Christian College or the charity of your choice may be made at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford Ontario

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
ROBERTSON, Marjory Jean
After 95 years of enioying life, our Auntie Jean died peacefully on June 2, 2005. Born during Toronto's age of innocence, Jean was an adventurous and independent woman who cherished her city and her country. Predeceased by her brother and best friend, Donald; beloved aunt to Jane and Wayne WILSON, John and Leona ROBERTSON and their children Heather, Kathleen, Sean and Samantha. A service celebrating her life will be held on June 8 at 11: 00 a.m. at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard at Duplex (north of Eglinton Ave., west of Yonge St.). In keeping with Auntie Jean's kind and generous nature, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
ROBERTSON, Richard " Rick"
Peacefully, on June 9, 2005 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Lis. Proud and loving father of Fiona and Gordon and his wife Mimi. Richard will be sadly missed by his family and many Friends. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., Newmarket, 905-898-2100, from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Cancer Care would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Anne " Betty"
Peacefully at Rouge Valley Health System, Ajax on Monday, June 20th, 2005, age 65 years. Beloved wife of Ted WILLIAMS. Loving mother of Bob WILLIAMS and his wife Vivi, Ron WILLIAMS and his wife Doreen, Scott WILLIAMS and Robin STALEY and her husband Rob. Dear sister of Barb CRABTREE and her husband Bill, Bill ROBERTSON and his wife Fran and Elaine VAUGHAN and her husband Cliff. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Marie, Justin, Ashley, Ryan and Laura. Resting at The Armstrong Funeral Home 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, June 23, 2005, at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Durham Lung Association or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Visitation 12-1 p.m. Thursday.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
ROBERTSON, Mary Elizabeth
Peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, July 4, 2005 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Angus ROBERTSON (September 11, 1983.) Loving mother of the late Joy ROBERTSON (November 29, 2002,) Ian K. ROBERTSON (Anne Marie,) Deborah (Peter) MARSON, and Gisele ROBERTSON. Lovingly remembered by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; survived by 1 sister-in-law Helen SERVAGE, and many Friends. Mrs. ROBERTSON is resting at the Dale Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday with Vigil Prayers being held at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clemen's Catholic Church on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow at Lounsbury Funeral Home. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, 305 Erskine Avenue, Toronto, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday morning. God saw you getting weary And a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you And whispered "Come to me". With tearful eyes we watched, And saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, You were the very best. It broke our hearts to lose you, But we know you're now at rest. With love from your family and Friends. Condolences/tributes/donations www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com 519-658-9366

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
ROBERTSON, Alexander Charles
Born December 14, 1905, Aberdeen, Scotland, in his 100th year. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2005. Predeceased by his loving wife of 72 years, Mary Anne DARLING. He will be sadly missed by his children, Alex (Sarah), Craig (Nancy), Jeanette (Doug) and his grandchildren Blair (Mary), Lori Anne, Scott, Mary (Dave), Darlene (Ken), Lisa, Pam (Mark), and Jim (Chris) of whom he was very proud. Special grandfather to John and Jason. Remembered by his great-grandchildren Kevin, Samantha, Matt, Brandon, Josh, Jenna, Brian, Leah, Lilith, Peter, Evie, Mya and Cameron. He is survived by his sister Gertrude BAIN and his sister-in-law Jean GALLAGHER and predeceased by brothers George, Frank, James, and John. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and neighbours of Lake Vista Avenue. The family would like to thank April Joy, Diane and Pat for their special attention and loving care of their father and mother in the last year. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (three lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation with family from 12: 30 to 1: 30 p.m. and Service to follow in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
ROBERTSON, Anna Wood
Passed away suddenly at home on July 19, 2005. Daughter of the late William and Annie ROBERTSON. Service at the Jerrett Funeral Home Chapel, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
WRIGHT, Ruth Gordon (née ROBERTSON)
After a short illness on July 21, 2005, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband William James. Beloved mother of James Alexander. Proud grandmother of Kim and David SMITH. Dear sister of Anne and Ed HOWARD, Jim ROBERTSON and predeceased by Jack ROBERTSON. Ruth will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Rd., 2 lights south of Eglinton), 905-602-1580, on Sunday, July 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, July 25th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Osteoporosis Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
ROBERTSON, Leona Irene (née LOVE)
Age 87. (November 18th, 1917-August 1st, 2005) Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg. Beloved mother of Irene MacMILLAN and Sharon (Floyd LUBY.) Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband James ROBERTSON, son Allan, parents Lillian and Albert LOVE, sister Gladys, and son-in-law Willie. Survived by sister Lauretta (Doug), Wilma (Dennis), and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, August 6, 12: 00 p.m. until Service time at 1: 00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
VERNON, G. Patrick H.
(Hons. B.A., LL.B., Q.C., Doctor of Sacred Letters)
On Wednesday, August 3, 2005, Patrick passed away at home, in the loving arms of his family, after a courageous 13-year battle with cancer. He was a survivor of prostate cancer owing to early detection and treatment. Patrick will be greatly missed by his family, Deborah Smith VERNON, his wife of fifty years, children Catherine Harcourt MARTIN, Geoffrey William Harcourt VERNON, Susan Elizabeth Vernon PELLERIN, their spouses/partners Robert MARTIN, Johnny BRYAN, and Denis PELLERIN, and grandchildren Richard, Taylor and Scott MARTIN, Caitlin and Julia VERNON, and Sarah and Lucie PELLERIN. Born to Arthur Arundel Harcourt VERNON and Margaret Cayley Harcourt VERNON on November 15, 1926, Patrick attended Jarvis Collegiate, Trinity College School, Trinity College, and Osgoode Hall Law School, becoming a corporate lawyer and a partner at McCarthy Tétrault. In 1981 Patrick was called to the Bar of Alberta, and took up residence in Calgary. He became the managing partner of a new law firm, Black and Company, which ultimately became part of McCarthy Tétrault, the national law firm. Patrick was the consummate community service advocate and volunteered his time and talents to the organizations in which he believed. He was a Life Governor of Trinity College School, a volunteer worker and chief fundraiser for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and served on a number of charitable foundations and boards. In 1995 he was appointed for four years to the Ontario Securities Commission, and from 2001 to the present, served as a director of the Ontario Pension Board. In September 2004, Patrick received the honorary degree, Doctor of Sacred Letters at Trinity College, Toronto, in recognition of his service to the School, the Church and the community. An avid historian, Patrick published two books, "The Bells of Old York", which outlines the change-ringing bells, the installation of which he co-ordinated, at The Cathedral Church of St. James, and "Ladywood", a compilation of diaries relating to the 100-year history of the Vernon summer residence on Lake Simcoe. Patrick enjoyed travelling, fishing, skiing, playing billiards, card games and tennis with family and Friends. He had conservation and other projects on the go at his and Debby's beloved "Hilltop House" near Uxbridge, Ontario, and was always happy to spend "grandfather time" with his seven grandchildren. A service to celebrate Patrick's life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2005 at The Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church Street (at King St. E.). The family wishes to thank Dr. Douglas ROBERTSON, the doctors and caregivers at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Toronto General Hospital, Integracare, and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation or giving your personal time to the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
WILSON, Florence Mary (née BROWN) (1924-2005)
A Thankful Heart. It is with sadness and peace of heart we announce the peaceful passing of Florence Mary WILSON (née BROWN) with her beloved husband Carl of 63 years and her son Carl Jr. by her side after a lengthy struggle with a chronic illness with courage and determination always maintaining her dignity and hope. She loved her life with her strong faith, love of life and unselfish devotion to her family whom she loved unconditionally. Loving and devoted mother of Donald, Carol ROBERTSON and husband Kim, Doug and wife Donna, Peter, Jim, Carl Jr., and the late John. She will be sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Cherished by her sisters Ena, Jean, Lillian and Merle and sister-in-law Joan. Thanks to the compassionate home care provided by her caregivers and Doctor David SWARTZ. She will be greatly missed, her spirit will remain in us forever. Love never ends. Praise God. Mary walks beside her Lord Jesus today. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. A Chapel In My Heart By Katherine Nelson Davis I am serene, for I have built A Chapel in my heart A silent, sheltered citadel A separate place apart To which I come in Solitude To lift my thoughts in prayer Telling God my troubles And confiding every prayer Yes, in this Chapel in my heart I can renew my soul For Solitude will bring me peace And prayer will make me whole

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
CHRISTIE, Donald M.
Don passed away August 6, 2005, after a difficult illness. Don, loving brother and best friend of Ann WYLLIE (Bill deceased,) predeceased by sisters Edna WHITELOCK and Mary McGOWN. His nieces Heather Wyllie and Dawna ROBERTSON were truly devoted to "Uncle Don." Don's greatest treasure was his great-niece Holley ROBERTSON, whom he adored. Uncle to Christine REESE and David McGOWN. Don was a retiree of Ford Oakville and a volunteer for Travellers Aid. His Christian life was evident in his love for people. We wish to thank Irene, Linda, Janice, Lotti, Ena, Jack, Cheuk, Don, Nancy, Bill and so many Friends for their devotion to Don. In his memory, a gift to Knox Church "Out of the Cold" program would be appreciated. Visitation at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Tuesday, August 9th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 from 12 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at the Chapel at 1 o'clock. Condolences www.rskane.ca To know Don was to have a friend for life!

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
VERNON, G. Patrick H.
(Hons. B.A., LL.B., Q.C., Doctor of Sacred Letters)
On Wednesday, August 3, 2005, Patrick passed away at home, in the loving arms of his family, after a courageous 13-year battle with cancer. He was a survivor of prostate cancer owing to early detection and treatment. Patrick will be greatly missed by his family, Deborah Smith VERNON, his wife of fifty years, children Catherine Harcourt MARTIN, Geoffrey William Harcourt VERNON, Susan Elizabeth Vernon PELLERIN, their spouses/partners Robert MARTIN, Johnny BRYAN, and Denis PELLERIN, and grandchildren Richard, Taylor and Scott MARTIN, Caitlin and Julia VERNON, and Sarah and Lucie PELLERIN. He was the beloved brother of Hugh VERNON (deceased) (Shirley,) Joy VERNON, John VERNON (Sue) and Rosemary MOORHEAD (John, deceased,) and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Born to Arthur Arundel Harcourt VERNON and Margaret Cayley Harcourt VERNON on November 15, 1926, Patrick attended Jarvis Collegiate, Trinity College School, Trinity College, and Osgoode Hall Law School, becoming a corporate lawyer and a partner at McCarthy Tétrault. In 1981 Patrick was called to the Bar of Alberta, and took up residence in Calgary. He became the managing partner of a new law firm, Black and Company, which ultimately became part of McCarthy Tétrault, the national law firm. Patrick was the consummate community service advocate and volunteered his time and talents to the organizations in which he believed. He was a Life Governor of Trinity College School, a volunteer worker and chief fundraiser for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and served on a number of charitable foundations and boards. In 1995 he was appointed for four years to the Ontario Securities Commission, and from 2001 to the present, served as a director of the Ontario Pension Board. In September 2004, Patrick received the honorary degree, Doctor of Sacred Letters at Trinity College, Toronto, in recognition of his service to the School, the Church and the community. An avid historian, Patrick published two books, "The Bells of Old York", which outlines the history of the change-ringing bells, the installation of which he co-ordinated, at The Cathedral Church of St. James, and "Ladywood", a compilation of diaries relating to the 100-year history of the Vernon summer residence on Lake Simcoe. Patrick enjoyed travelling, fishing, skiing, playing billiards, card games and tennis with family and Friends. He had conservation and other projects on the go at his and Debby's beloved "Hilltop House" near Uxbridge, Ontario, and was always happy to spend "grandfather time" with his seven grandchildren. A service to celebrate Patrick's life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2005 at The Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church Street (at King St. E.). The family wishes to thank Dr. Douglas ROBERTSON, the doctors and caregivers at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Toronto General Hospital, Integracare, and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation or giving your personal time to the charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-15 published
COFFEY, Marie Kathryn
At the Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville on Saturday, August 13th, 2005 in her 79th year. Beloved daughter of the late Dennis and Helen COFFEY and predeceased by her sister Helen TORRANCE. Survived by her dear brother Jack COFFEY, sisters Eleanor ROBERTSON and her husband Norm and Patricia JARVELAINEN and her husband Kari and many nieces and nephews. Born in Detroit, Michigan; employed by Imperial Oil in Toronto; resided in New York, New York followed by Long Beach, California and Burnaby, British Columbia. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, August 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at 10: 30 a.m. at Saint Mary Of The People Catholic Church (570 Marion Avenue, Oshawa). Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Durham Region or Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville Hospital.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-18 published
ELKERTON, Dr. Lionel Edward
Dr. Elkerton, Lt. Col., C.D., M.D. (U of T '36), D.P.H., F.R.C.P.C., F.A.P.H.A., M.R.S.H., beloved husband of Elizabeth Agnes (ALEXANDER,) and father of Robert William Francis, Peter Lionel, Lynda Diane (MacAuley), Stephen Lawrence and Susan Alice (Ryan), died in his 98th year, 8: 00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2005 in Surrey, British Columbia, while holding the hand of his loving wife. He is succeeded by many cousins, of which Dr. William ROBERTSON and Robert HARRIS were among his best Friends, as was his brother-in-law, Alfred HARRIS. Eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also succeed him. All of his brothers and sisters, Queen Alice Pearl (HARRIS), Francis James, Antoinette Ellen (ROBERTSON), Emma Edith, Lily Willys (COOK), and William CORDINGLEY; and also Ethel (HARRIS) ELKERTON and his eldest son, Bill (Robert William Francis), predecease him. He worked throughout the Middle East, Pakistan and India helping to set up public health systems during and after the Second World War before settling in Toronto to direct the Ontario Ministry of Public Health Laboratory. He loved reading and writing poetry. The end has set you free And left to plumb our feelings Us whom loss has grieved. Many thanks are given to Dr. PURKIS, Jenny BULLEN, Earla PAGE (his sister-in-law,) her wonderful family and the caring staff at Morgan Place. No services are planned at present, though his ashes will be eventually buried in the town where he was born, Chamberlain, Saskatchewan.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
DOBSON, Arthur Robert
Suddenly at his home, R.R.#1, Woodbridge, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, Arthur Robert DOBSON, in his 74th year, beloved husband of Janet Mary FINCH. Devoted father of Gordon and Jacqui DOBSON, Schomberg; Janice and Dave GUZIK, Georgetown. Adoring Papa of Hollie and Oakley DOBSON, Nicole and Jennifer GUZIK. Brother of Kathleen McMINN, Elwood, Roland, Doreen SHACKLETON, Margaret ADAM/ADAMS and predeceased by Lorraine. Dear brother-in-law of Jim and Donilda FINCH, Spencer and Joan FINCH, Margaret and Bill ROBERTSON, Ralph FINCH, Esther and Gary DARLOW, Dan and Anne FINCH. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Friday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning, August 27 at 11 o'clock. Followed by cremation. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
SPEIRS, Eunice (née ALEXANDER) (1934-2005)
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of a devoted wife, daughter, and sister. Our cherished Eunice lost her courageous battle with cancer on September 15, 2005 at Trillium Health Care Centre in Mississauga. Eunice had a sharp wit and a great sense of humour. A long time employee of Nortel. She leaves to mourn her loving husband and best friend John and her mother Nora, Mascouche, Québec. Predeceased by her father Newton ALEXANDER. Cherished sister of Caroline (late Herbert DICKINSON,) Richard (Ethel MAITLAND), Norma (Michel MARTIN), Leslie (Shirley GREEN), Alvin (Bud) (Lilliane SSAINTUIS), Allan (Bill) (Linda VEZINA), Douglas (Karen CHABOT.) Fondly remembered by the Speirs family (Margaret), Arthur (Beverly), Wayne, Fred, Brian, David, Stephen (Noreen,) Joan WHITE/WHYTE, Rose, Delores ROBERTSON (Bruce,) Carol KINMOND (Graham.) Predeceased by Robert, Diane, and Don. Sadly missed by a host of nieces, nephews and many Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 9th Line (at Dundas), Oakville on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. We would like to express our profound thanks to a dear friend, Anne CORCORAN, for her devoted care and support. Looking back with memories Upon the path she trod We bless the years we had her And leave the rest to God

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-22 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, James M.
Peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at Wellington Terrace in Elora, Ontario, James M. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT in his 77th year. Beloved husband of the late Anne ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Loving father of Elaine, Jim, Tom and John, and father in-law of Penny, Lori and Melody. Devoted Papa of Adam, Ryan, Ashleigh, Courtney, T.J., Michael and Melissa. Dear brother of Susan ROBERTSON of Stayner, and Tom ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of England and predeceased by Madge McGEACHAN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 519-452-3770.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
BARKER, Laura Jane (née SIMPSON)
(Formerly of Brampton) Peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay. Beloved wife of the late Rupert BARKER. Loving mother of the late Bonnie and Barry GOSSE. Loving grandmother of David GOSSE of Etobicoke. Dear sister of Ernest SIMPSON of Lindsay and predeceased by her brother Cecil SIMPSON and by her sister Aileen ROBERTSON. Dear sister-in-law of Blanche SIMPSON of Woodville. She will be sadly missed by her extended family Wayne and John SIMPSON, Kris LIGHT and staff and Friends at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay. Friends may call at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay, on Monday, September 26 from 10: 00 a.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment later at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Rexdale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
EDWARDS, Edna B.
Peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Scarborough Grace Hospital. Loving mother of Eugénie LAVERNE and the late Ursel ROBERTSON. Dear grandmother of Jamila. Loved sister of James TYRELL. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Friday, October 7 from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the Church of the Master, 3385 Lawrence Ave. E. (west of Markham Road) on Saturday, October 8, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. Service to follow at 2 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
PARENTEAU, Amy (formerly FOULIS, née WILLIAMS) (1913-2005)
Passed away, at the Roberta Place in Barrie, Ontario, on Monday, October 10, 2005. Amy Hall PARENTEAU (née WILLIAMS,) in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Edmund (Spud) PARENTEAU, she was predeceased by her first husband, Frank FOULIS. Graduating in 1938 from Western Hospital in Toronto, Amy worked as a Red Cross nurse in Bracebridge and Dryden, Ontario. She spent her later years at Thunder Lake, Dryden and at Tarpon Springs and Titusville, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Martha Muzetta WILLIAMS (née AMY,) her sister Helen Muzetta HARRIS, her niece Margaret Jean ROBERTSON and step-daughters Leila BERREY and Del McDOUGALD. She will be sadly missed by her nieces Anah E. HUNTER of Barrie, Ontario, Mary I. PIETTE of Bainbridge Island, Washington; E. Ruth ENGLISH of Melrose, Ontario, step-daughter Tan WIGLE of Vancouver, British Columbia and step-son Mike PARENTEAU of Concord, New Hampshire. She was loved dearly by her many nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren - the Berreys, the McDougalds, the Wigles and the PARENTEAUs. A pianist with a swing, an avid golfer, and a loving friend to so many, she celebrated life. Amy's family especially extends thanks to the Roberta Place staff who cared for her so well. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Belleville, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to the Dryden Hospital Foundation through the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie, Ontario L4N 3B5 (705) 722-6656. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at amyparenteau@funeralhome.on.ca

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

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
HAHN, Ulrich
After a courageous battle against cancer, Uli died peacefully at home at age 48, surrounded by family on October 27, 2005. Beloved husband of Liza, devoted father to Ben and Ali, Uli is sadly missed by sisters Catrin and Steffi and their families and was predeceased by parents Hubert and Marianne HAHN of Heilbronn, Germany. Cherished son-in-law of Herbert and Edith GROSS and brother-in-law to Bernard, much loved by Margo, Ralph, Tom ROBERTSON and family. Uli will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His life touched many through his commitment to family and his position as General Manager of the Mississauga Golf and Country Club. A special thanks to Dr. Brenda WHITNEY and the nurses of St. Elizabeth. Uli will be remembered at a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
ROBERTSON, Bruce
Past Master and longtime member of the Claude M. Kent Masonic Lodge, and new member of the Shriner Club of Canada. Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at the Credit Valley Hospital, at the age of 54 years. Beloved husband of Judy for 32 years. Loving father of Dawn and Andrew. Dear son of Norma and the late Alexander ROBERTSON and Lloyd IMHOFF. Son-in-law of Kathleen and Peter GRAY/GREY. Brother of Doug ROBERTSON (Sandy), Lorna McGUGAN (Ed) and Wayne IMHOFF (Sandra.) Brother-in-law of the late Linda HARASYM (John). Bruce will be sadly missed by all of his many Friends and family members. Friends will be received at Erin Mills United Church, 3010 The Collegeway, on Friday, November 4, 2005 from 2 p.m. A Celebration of Bruce's Life will begin at 3 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pencer Brain Tumour Centre or to Brainchild - Hospital for Sick Children would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel," 905-828-8000. Online condolences at www.neweduk.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
JEX, Jean (née ROBERTSON)
Passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Friday, October 28, 2005, at the age of 87. She is predeceased by her husband Reginald, and her son Marc. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Retta and her husband Dave SCHICK, and her son Dan. Beloved grandma of Ryan and Emily. Jean will be sadly missed by many Friends and relatives. A Memorial Service will be held at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (North of St. Clair) 416-267-8229, on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
ROUTERY, Olive M. (née ROBERTSON)
Peacefully, at Christie Gardens, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur J. ROUTERY (1977.) Loving mother of Fred and his wife Mary Ann of North Bay and Iva and her husband Nigel POTTS of Surrey, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of David, Craig and Suzanne and their spouses. "G.G." will also be missed by her seven great-grandchildren. The funeral and committal service will be held at Blythwood Road Baptist Church, 80 Blythwood Rd., Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th. Reception to follow. Remembrances to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to her caregivers at Christie Gardens.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
LUSH, Donald Robert
(Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant long time member of Scarboro Golf and Country Club)
Passed away at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Friday, November 4, 2005 in his 85th year. Predeceased by first wife Marion, brothers Jack and Glen, and sister Mildred WHELER. Beloved husband of Barbara Ann. Loving father of son Robert (wife Romney), daughter Barbara Jane, and step-daughter Lani Jule ROBERTSON and her son Kyle. Dear grandfather of Mark and Jeffrey. Survived by sister Lorraine BRYAN, brother Sheldon, brother-in-law Tom WHELER, sister-in-law Marion GRASSE and her husband Dr. Wendell GRASSE. Will be sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews. Don, a World War 2 Veteran served as a Hurricane Fighter Pilot in North Africa. He was a prisoner of war for four years in various camps in Poland and Germany after being shot down in the desert. Following the war, he was actively involved in his family's business - Supreme Aluminum Industries for 39 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing and other sports, and especially being at his cottage on Stoney Lake. He was a member of the Canadian P.O.W. Association, Royal Canadian Air Force Fighter Pilots Association, and served many years as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and Friends are invited to Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road), 416-281-6800, for a memorial visitation on Friday, November 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 19th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Red Cross.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
MacKINNON, Evelyn (née ROBERTSON)
Peacefully at her home in Oakville, Ontario on November 9, 2005, after a courageous struggle. Remembered with much love by Ken (Anne), Ron (Nancy), Charlene, and Joan (Norm). Dear grandmother of Kenneth, Andrew, Malcolm, Laura, Carolyn, Trevor and Paul, great-grandmother of Calum and Maeve. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews who kept in touch with her. Survived by her dear sister Lillian. Special thanks to Doctors Tony MacDOWELL and Mary FENECK for their compassionate care, to the staff at Churchill Place for their incredible support and to the many residents of her home for the last 5 years for their concern and caring. Visiting on Saturday, November 12, 2005 from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of service at 11: 00 a.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Interment Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Evelyn requested donations to organizations that supported her in life: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 593 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 1B4 or North York Senior's Centre, 21 Hendon Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4G8.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
CORRIGAN, Jean (née CLARKE)
Suddenly on November 11, 2005 in her 78th year. Wife of the late Emmett CORRIGAN. Much loved by children Sandra LITTLE, Carol and Larry HICKEY, Garry and Bernadette CORRIGAN, Linda WILCOX, Sharon and John PETERS, Janis CORRIGAN, Pat and Lise CORRIGAN and adopted daughter Lynn ROBERTSON. Sadly missed by 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren as well as Chico. Sister of Jim and wife Margaret of British Columbia. Predeceased by brothers Howard and Ken and sister Helen. Special thanks to the Nursing Staff of the Dialysis Unit at Toronto East General Hospital. Private arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations to the Dialysis Unit at Toronto East General Hospital would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
WEBSTER, Gordon A.
Died peacefully at The Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge on August 29th, 2005 in his 87th year. Beloved husband for 62 years of Marguerite WEBSTER of Bracebridge. Dear father of Kathrine ROBERTSON (Kenneth), Ann OSMAR (Terry), Gwen BRYANT, Peter (Karen) and Keith (Gayle). Loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 2. Gordon was born in Eston, Saskatchewan in 1919. son of the late Allan and Emily WEBSTER. Brother of the late Freeman and Louise CATHERWOOD. He moved to Marie, Prince Edward Island in 1930, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 as a flight sergeant. In 1943 married Marguerite CARR in St. George's United Church in Toronto. He was stationed in Moncton and then Goose Bay Labrador till the end of the War. Returned to Toronto, obtaining his chartered accountant degree (C.A.) from Queen's University. Moving to Thornhill, he became chief Accountant for Ontario Department of Highways and then Controller for Ontario Department of Labour, retiring from there in 1984. He was a member of Thornhill and Bracebridge United Churches. He loved fishing, bridge and was a member of South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club. Cremation has taken place. As your expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka. Arrangements entrusted to the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel" in Bracebridge.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
ROBERTSON, Ian James
Surrounded by his family at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at the age 54 years. Ian, beloved husband of Darlene (née CARON) of Brampton and son of Annie ROBERTSON and of the late James. Loving father of Tammy and her husband Donny VIRGILIO, Laura and her husband Charlie ARCURI, Michael and Scott and his wife Carol. Cherished grandpa of Kassie, Sarah, Jamie, Kirsten, Brendan, Cipriana, Sable, and Moira. Dear brother of Paul and Janet. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Visitation at the Scott Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100 on Friday, December 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. In memory of Ian, donations to the Salvation Army or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-15 published
GILLILAND, James
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim in the arms of his loving family on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Dear dad to Jim (Liz,) Patty (Ian) ROBERTSON, Diane (Larry) MUNDEN. Proud grandpa to Renee (Blake) BRANSCOMBE, Nicole, Erin and Shannon. Loving brother to the late Nat GILLILAND, Pearl RICHARDSON and Jean HOGG. He is admired for his great spirit and his brave battle with cancer. He will always be remembered for his love of life, kindness to family and Friends and his wonderful sense of humour. A celebration of life will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway at Dixie Rd., 905-602-1580) on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ian Anderson House or the Hospice of Peel would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
OTTAWAY, Rosella May " Maisie" (ROBERTSON)
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Monday, December 12, 2005, May ROBERTSON, in her 82nd year, beloved wife of the late Bernard OTTAWAY. Dear mother of Brian and his wife Jean OTTAWAY, Schomberg; Robert OTTAWAY and his life partner Wendy ALGIE, Bolton and predeceased by Bruce. A private graveside service was held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton on Friday, December 16, followed by a memorial service in the chapel of the Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Headwaters Health Care Centre Foundation, Dialysis Unit, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
PETERSON, Teresa
Passed away at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Sunday, December 18, 2005, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Ansti. Loving mother of Carl and his wife Lorraine of Toronto. Sadly missed and always remembered by her life long friend Catherine ROBERTSON of Sarnia and by many other Friends and extended relatives. Private arrangements entrusted with Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, Mississauga. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
ROBERTSON- CLARKE, Joan
In loving memory of Joan ROBERTSON- CLARKE who slipped away into glory on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, in the presence of her husband Otley CLARKE, her son Mark ROBERTSON, her sister Dotsie AGARD and her niece Mim. She leaves to mourn family and dear Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Monday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations to St. Luke's Anglican Church would be appreciated.

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