ROCKERFELLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
BUCHOLTZ, Donald Clare
At Woodstock General Hospital after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, April 10, 2005, Donald Clare BUCHOLTZ of Norwich in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Agnes (LAEKEMAN.) Dear father of Ron and wife Anna of R.R.#2 Vanessa, Deb VANDE BYL and friend Doug DAVIDSON of Norwich, Donna and husband Jim POOLE of Norwich. He will be missed by his grandchildren Debbie and husband Keith ROCKERFELLER, Art VANDE BYL and wife Shannon, Jennifer POOLE and friend David, Heather POOLE and friend Derrick, Will and Holly BUCHOLTZ. Greatgrandfather of Brody, Grace and Conner. Brother of Warren and wife Mina of Norwich, Bill and wife Ruth, Berna ROMMELAERE of Barrie, Bob and wife Wilma of Tobermory. Predeceased by brothers Omar, Gord, Hartley and Lyle. Don was a Veteran of World War 2 serving as an Able Seaman on the ship H.M.S. Poundmaker, and a member of Norwich Legion Branch #190. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday April 13th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jim WENCEL officiating. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation. A Legion service will be held on Tuesday at 6: 30 p.m. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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ROCKERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
ROCKERT, Arthur
Suddenly on Tuesday, March 29th, 2005. "Artie" ROCKERT died peacefully at North York General Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He will be sadly missed by Sandy, Wendi and Jay, Lynie, Robyn and Howard, Fern and Mark, Howard and Ellen, and all of his nieces and nephews. He will always be loved, and in the hearts of all of his grandchildren, Mia, Jordy, Sami, Brandon, Lauren, Amanda, Rachel, Max, Bailee, and Jake. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. We will never forget him. For service information, please contact Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 416-663-9060 or visit www.benjamins.ca

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ROCKET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-11 published
WULS, Michael
On Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at Sunnybrook Health and Sciences Centre. Michael WULS beloved husband of Amie. Loving father of Logan and Carter. Devoted son of Ron and Dorothy, and son-in-law of Howard and Debbie ROCKET. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Leslie and Kyle FERGUSON, and Dana and Michael KALLES. A service will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West. Please call (416) 663-9060 for service time. Interment Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 53 Bannockburn Ave. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Michael Wuls Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324.

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ROCKETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-07 published
Margaret Ann Dixon JEWISON " Dixie"
By Nalini STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Tuesday, June 7, 2005, Page A20
Wife, mother, friend. Born November 25, 1930, in Toronto. Died November 26, 2004, of lung cancer, in Orangeville, Ontario, aged Dixie JEWISON could have had a career as a sculptor, interior designer, events manager or real-estate tycoon. She chose, instead, the identity of Mrs. Norman JEWISON, mother of Kevin, Michael and Jennifer, and she wore that identity as a badge of honour.
A graduate of Branksome Hall and the Ontario College of Art, Dixie is remembered by Branksome Friends Lou DRYDEN and Beverley ROCKETT as one of the most beautiful, and fun-loving women of her generation.
Dixie lived in Toronto's Beaches neighbourhood and Lou was often invited for weekends. During the day, they sat on the sand in front of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club and played bridge. At night, they went to dances and movies at the Canoe Club where Dixie was always the centre of attention because of her beauty and high spirits. While studying sculpture at Ontario College of Art, Dixie became a photographer's model and her face was on billboards across Toronto as the Black Cat cigarette girl.
Then Norman JEWISON arrived in her life. They were married in 1953 and the young wife devoted her energies to making a home for her family. As her husband became more successful, there were homes in many countries and Dixie bought these homes, decorated them, and filled them with Friends. Norman often jokes that he made more money from Dixie's real-estate investments in New York and Malibu than he did from his movies. She also set up temporary homes for her family at film sets around the world from Positano to Fort Chaffee, Munich to Tel Aviv. Her houses were open to Friends; she was one of the most generous people I knew.
She was Canada's unofficial ambassador in Los Angeles and London where talented Canadians made important contacts at her legendary parties. At Canada Day celebrations on the beach in Malibu, actors dressed as Mounties would greet the stars. Rod Steiger, Henry Mancini, Rock Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg were a few of her favourite guests.
In 1967, Dixie established the first childcare centre -- The Neighbours of Watts -- in south central Los Angeles with two of her closest Friends. Dixie was the founding vice-president and raised huge amounts of money by involving Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. Once the organization got under way, Dixie insisted that the leadership be turned over, from celebrity wives to the residents of Watts. Dixie was very proud of her role in The Neighbours of Watts -- a centre that continues to thrive.
The JEWISONs moved back to Canada in 1978 after more than 20 years abroad. Dixie now put her energy into promoting Canada's film industry. She had parties for the Toronto International Film Festival and later the Canadian Film Centre. She started an annual barbecue at her farm that is now held at the Canadian Film Centre because it became too large. Last year, 3,000 Canadian and international filmmakers and actors networked at the barbecue that Dixie started.
Dixie JEWISON had old-fashioned Canadian values. She was down-to-earth, loyal, unpretentious and never complained. In the last five years of her life she showed tremendous courage as she was diagnosed first with lung cancer and then throat cancer. She couldn't eat in the last year-and-a-half of her life. However, she always insisted she was "just fine" even as her voice became more and more hoarse and her breathing more and more laboured.
Dixie met all the stars of this world but she remained unaffected by them. Her greatest joy was her family, her country and her lifelong Friends. We miss her.
Nalini STEWARD/STEWART/STUART is a friend and neighbour of Dixie JEWISON.

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ROCKFELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
SHIMMERMAN, Joseph
On June 19, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Joseph SHIMMERMAN, beloved husband of the late Leah SHIMMERMAN. Loving father and father-in-law of Joan ROSS and Carl MASCOTT, Alan SHIMMERMAN and Melissa HAWCO, and Ryna and Jerry MILLER. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Pearl and the late Harry FROMSTEIN, Anne and Itcha KERBEL, Toby and Zisha ROCKFELD, Sam and Mary SHIMMERMAN, Max and Rosie SHIMMERMAN, and Tzivia and Harry TOBIN. Devoted grandfather of Marla and Rob, Shawna and Marvin, Tara and Marc, Ruth and Ian, Daniel and Pam, Jeremy and Emily, Jessica, Jacob, and Michael. Devoted great-grandfather of 14. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment The New Yorker Section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva at 4 Deer Park Crescent P.H. A buzz code 54. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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ROCKINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-23 published
James COWAN, Army Officer 1928-2005
As a raw lieutenant, he took command in the middle of a battle in the Korean War and was recommended for the Military Cross
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Page S9
Ottawa -- Jim COWAN achieved a rare distinction for an inexperienced 22-year-old army officer when he took command of his infantry company in the middle of a battle. On May 30, 1951, he was a lieutenant with the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, commanding a platoon of 35 infantrymen during their first major action in the Korean War when his company commander was wounded.
Mr. COWAN's seniority got him the job, said John WOODS of Ottawa, one of two other platoon commanders during the battle of Kakhul-Bong almost 54 years ago. "John STRICKLAND of 9 Platoon had lost three-quarters of his platoon in the first five minutes of the attack. [My platoon] came up and took over his position, so Jimmy and I fought side by side up the hill."
Suddenly, word came that their commander, Major Harry BOATES, had been hit by a Chinese mortar bomb. Mr. COWAN sprinted breathlessly over to Mr. WOODS. " What date was your commission?" he asked.
Even in the middle of a battle, it was important for officers to observe certain professional niceties. "Feb. 16, 1948," Mr. WOODS replied.
"That gave him three months seniority over me, [which] entitled him to take over the company."
They discussed what to do next. "We thought about making a full bayonet charge with both platoons, but we decided... it would have been suicidal."
The Second Battalion, which had formed at Camp Petawawa, Ontario, less than a month after North Korea invaded South Korea on July 25, 1950, had trained at Fort Lewis, Washington., before shipping out on May 4, 1951. Placed under the command of the 25th U.S. Division, it had been advancing north of Seoul when it was ordered to capture the heavily fortified 500-metre summit of Kakhul-Bong and the village of Chail-li beyond it.
D Company, including Mr. COWAN and his men of 10 Platoon, had been told to take the main objective -- the twin peaks of Kakhul-Bong. At 6: 30 a.m., Major BOATES sent his three platoons leapfrogging forward until they were pinned down by Chinese machine-gun fire. A driving rainstorm that started at 7 a.m. didn't help matters. Not long after, Major BOATES was wounded and Mr. COWAN took over the attack.
"Jimmy was very cool and very professional," said Mr. WOODS, who remained a lifelong friend. "The way he accepted the responsibility of taking command was very impressive."
A handful of men advanced to within six metres of the summit of Kakhul-Bong, only to be stopped by heavy fire. "Victory was so near -- yet so far. Below, the Chinese could be seen concentrating in substantial numbers for a counterattack," wrote G.R. Stevens in The Royal Canadian Regiment, Volume Two, 1933-66.
"Determined to deny them access to the Chorwon Plains -- to which Kakhul was virtually the key -- the enemy opened up with mortar and artillery fire. In pelting rain and with no high ground for observation, it was obvious he was firing from guns which had been previously dug in and ranged," wrote correspondent Bill BOSS of The Canadian Press. For three hours, both Mr. COWAN and Mr. WOODS deployed their platoons "in a bombardment not seen by this correspondent since... the Second World War."
Mr. COWAN radioed battalion headquarters that his right flank was entirely exposed, reported that 3,000 Chinese soldiers in the valley below were preparing a counterattack and said he had only 70 men left. Brigadier-General John ROCKINGHAM, commander of 25 Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, ordered him to disengage.
Second Battalion had suffered six dead and 25 wounded. Both Mr. COWAN and Mr. WOODS were recommended for the Military Cross. Years later, Mr. COWAN, who had been wounded that day, said that "becoming a company commander while under fire is an experience no young man ever forgets."
The son of a Toronto police officer, Mr. COWAN joined the cadet corps of the 48th Highlanders of Canada at 13. He was commissioned into the regiment seven years later before volunteering for the regular army in 1950. After the Korean War, he followed the conventional career path of thousands of officers, including battalion and staff postings in Canada and Europe.
In 1953, he enjoyed an unusual job for an army officer when he cruised the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pacific as ground-liaison officer aboard the aircraft carrier H.M.C.S. Magnificent. While in Halifax aboard Magnificent, he met a navy nurse named Betty-June BALLANTYN and they became sweethearts. Then, after spending a number of years in Vietnam and Laos as part of the International Truce Commission, Mr. COWAN returned home in 1957 and they married.
The next 13 years saw Mr. COWAN and his family assigned to postings around the world, including stops in India, Germany and the United States. He commanded his original unit, the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, in Soest, West Germany, from 1968 to 1970. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1982 as a brigadier-general. He later spent seven years as Chief Executive Officer and priory secretary of Saint John Ambulance.
Brigadier-General James Albert COWAN was born on September 30, 1928, in Toronto. He died of lung cancer on January 1, 2005, in North Bay, Ontario He was 76. He is survived by his wife, Betty-June, sons Ian and Scott and brother Bill.
He was predeceased by his brother Dave and his sister Jean.
He will be interred with full military honours in Ottawa's National Military Cemetery in May.

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ROCKWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-28 published
WINEGARDEN, Ken
Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, September 26, 2005 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Isobel WINEGARDEN (née CURRIE) for 56 years. Loving father of Charles (Gail,) Dennis, Patricia (Jim) SIMS, Glen (Leslie ROCKWELL), Joan (Peter EICHLER). Loved grandfather of Mark, Jodi, Brent, Mathew, Tracy, Cory, Sarah, Christopher and Michael. Cherished great-grandfather of Emma, Luke, Hunter, Brooke and Nicholas. Dear brother of Loatus, Evelyn, Everett, Beverly "Bud", Shirley, George, Betty and the late Norma, Orval, Phyllis and Audrey. Dear friend of Don, Mary and Boomer. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. 452-3770.

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ROCKWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
WINEGARDEN, Isobel (née CURRIE)
Passed away peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Ken WINEGARDEN (2005.) Loving mother of Charles (Gail,) Dennis, Patricia SIMS, Glen (Leslie ROCKWELL,) Joan (Peter EICHLER.) Loved grandmother of Mark, Jodi, Brent, Mathew, Tracy, Cory, Sarah, Christopher and Michael. Cherished great-grandmother of Emma, Luke, Hunter, Brooke and Nicholas. Dear sister of Catherine, Charles, Robert, Jean and the late Alvin. Dear friend of Blanche, Cathy, Don, Mary and Boomer. 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, October 29, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association or Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www. Obituariestoday.com. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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ROCKWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-15 published
GOUGH, Audrey Joan (née DAVIDSON)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, December 13, 2005. Audrey Joan GOUGH of R.R.#2, Springfield in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Ernest GOUGH. Dear mother of Karl GOUGH and wife Ingrid of Huntsville, Dale GOUGH of R.R.#2, Springfield and Kevin GOUGH of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of Andrew GOUGH and wife Elizabeth, Nolan GOUGH and wife Natasha, Sylvia GOUGH and great grandmother to Ava. Sister and sister-in-law to Yvonne and Bill GOUGH, Barrie and Barbara DAVIDSON. Also survived by brothers-in-law Clarence GOUGH (Johana,) Kenneth GOUGH, a sister-in-law Donna CAUGHELL (Marvin) and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. GOUGH taught religion classes in the public school system for many years. Born in East York on September 4, 1937 daughter of the late Malcolm and Elizabeth (McWATTERS) DAVIDSON. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Springfield Cemetery. Pastor Jeff ROCKWELL, officiating. Donations to the Diabetes Association or Springfield Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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ROCKWOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-11 published
WARD, Grenville Stow
At London Health Sciences-South Street Campus, on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Grenville Stow WARD, age 83, of London, formerly of Sarnia, beloved husband of the late Lillian Agnes (NORTHRUP) WARD and dear father of Thomas Charles WARD and his wife Elke of Forest and Grena Susan REED and her husband Tom of Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Malene Susan WILLIAMS, Tina Aase WARD, Erica Lillian VILON, Kristopher William Northrup REID, Erien-Isaac James EADY- WARD, Alexander Grenville Robert WARD, Dean SCHMIDT and Jennifer ROCKWOOD. Dear brother of Audrey SUMMERFIELD and her husband John of Sarnia. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A veteran of World War 2, Mr. WARD served overseas with the Royal Canadian Engineers and was taken prisoner at Dieppe. He was retired from I.B.E.W. Local #530 with over 55 years of service and was a member of Saint John's Anglican Church. Cremation will take place with interment of ashes to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 332 Devine Street at Margaret, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 13th at 3: 00 p.m. with Father Nick WELLS officiating. The family will receive their Friends at Saint John's Anglican Church on Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation or the Poppy Fund of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #62. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Sarnia. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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