SOLOMONIAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
CAMPBELL, Adra Corinne (née MILLER)
Of Belmont, Ontario, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, December 4, 2005, aged 79 years. Beloved wife of the late Murray Nichol CAMPBELL (26 May 2005.) Dear mother of JoAnne FLEMING/FLEMMING of Collingwood, Ontario, Fran (George) WHITNEY of Mount Brydges, Ontario, and Brian CAMPBELL of Belmont. Dear grandmother of Laura FLEMING/FLEMMING of Vancouver, British Columbia, Suzanne FLEMING/FLEMMING of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Ben (Diane) WHITNEY of Mount Brydges, Carol WHITNEY of Arva, Ontario, Colleen WHITNEY of Mount Brydges, and of Heather CAMPBELL of Strathroy, Ontario. Proud great-grandmother of Alex and Spencer WHITNEY. Corinne is also survived by her sister-in-law Mary MILLER of Saint Thomas, nephews Roger (Marcia) MILLER and Marcus (Donna) MILLER, and niece Laura (Van) SOLOMONIAN. Born in Yarmouth Twp. on 21 June 1926, Corinne was the only daughter of the late Angus MILLER (1939) and P. Frances HOWSE (1964.) She was predeceased by brothers Clayton F. MILLER (1986) and J. Homer MILLER (1922.) There will be no public funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains in the family plot at Pond Mills Cemetery, London, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Belmont, Ontario or to a charity of your choice. Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester, Ontario is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Brian47@execulink.com

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SOLOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
LACO, Lillian (née COSTAS)
Peacefully, with her family at her side on Thursday March 3rd, 2005 at Scarborough Hospital - Grace Division in her 76th year. Lillian, beloved wife of Alexander for over 50 years. Loving mother of son Gordon and his wife Caroline, daughter Katherine and son Norman. Cherished "Baba" to Christopher, Alexander, Peter, and Robert. Lillian will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by the Markham Group of Artists and by her many rug hooking Friends. Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring and compassionate staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital, its Ambulatory Care Clinic, Laboratory Services and to nurses Nancy, Marie and their colleagues. A very special thank you to Dr. Lorraine MINGIE and Dr. Henry SOLOW. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel on Monday, March 7th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at York Cemetery.

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SOLOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-30 published
PAOLINI, Kathleen Mary (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
After a valiant battle with ovarian cancer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 29, 2005. Kathleen is survived and dearly missed by her loving husband of 33 years, Michael. "Mum" will be deeply missed by daughters Michelle, Christina and Mary and her husband Ian BALL. " Nama's" loss will be felt by grandchildren Alyssa and Kiera. Kathleen's absence will be felt by her brother John THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and sister-in-law Madge THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Wales, and many other Friends and family in England and Canada alike. Kathleen has been surrounded by much love and support from extended family members, close Friends, and teaching colleagues since her diagnosis in February. The family would like to extend deep gratitude to the caring staff at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, especially the nursing staff in the the Chemotherapy Clinic, 3 East and the Palliative Care Unit, and her physicians Dr. ARAGHI, Dr. SOLOW and Dr. LOUGHEED. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Kathleen's Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Hwy. 7, Markham, on Monday, October 3rd at 1 p.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Ovarian Cancer Association would be appreciated.

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SOLOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
ROUILLARD, Leland Gordon
(Member of Caledonia Masonic Lodge no. 637, Teacher at Cedarbrae Collegiate for 23 years, Graduate of the Ontario College of Art). At Markham Stouffville Hospital on Tuesday November 15, 2005 in his 74th year, with his family at his side. Leland, beloved husband of Arline. Dear father of Mary-Lee Anne. Brother of Paul, Peter, Bryan and the late Donna GILLESPIE. Brother-in-law of Roy and Doris CLARK. Also remembered by his nieces and nephews. A private family service. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. Those desiring may send donations in memory of Mr. ROUILLARD to the Canadian Cancer Society, 220 Main St. N. Markham, Ontario. L3P 1Y6. Special thanks to Dr. Henry SOLOW for his care. Arrangements entrusted to Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. Markham, Ontario. L3P 1Y3 (905) 294-2030.

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SOLOWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
SOLOWAY, Louis
On Friday, December 31, 2004 at Baycrest Hospital. Louis SOLOWAY, beloved husband of the late Esther. Loving father and father-in-law of Bev and Harold HUTNER, Linda and Arne LEAN, and Bryan SOLOWAY. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Anne and Joe LICHTIG, Edith and the late Joe PACILLA, the late Bessie COHEN, Ben SOLOWAY, and Ruth SHAPIRO. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer and Jamey, Marc, Karen and Margaret, and Melanie, and great-grandfather of Shoshana. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W., on Sunday, January 2 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 104 Mullen Drive, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Louis and Esther Soloway Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto 416-780- 0324.

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SOLOWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-24 published
LICHTIG, Anne
On Monday, August 22, 2005. The family sadly announces the passing of Anne LICHTIG after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her beloved husband Joseph of 68 years. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Joani and Bernie SMITH. Admiring grandmother of Stephen and Mandy SMITH and Albert and Dean ESSES; proud great-grandmother of Taylor, Jordyn, and Cory SMITH; Ashley and Olivia ESSES. Dear sister of Edith PACILLA and predeceased by brothers Ben and Lou SOLOWAY and Bessie Cohen and Ruth SHOPIRO. Services was held at The Pride of Israel Synagogue, 59 Lissom Crescent, on Tuesday, August 23rd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Farband Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Beit Halochem, Hospice for Disabled Israeli Soldiers (416) 487-8950. She was a wonderful person.

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SOLOWSKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-05 published
KULYK, Joseph B.Sc., D.D.S.
Peacefully, in his ninetieth year on April 3, 2005. Born December 30, 1914, son of Semko and Domicila KULYK. Cherished husband of the late Natalie KULYK, dearly loved father of Karen Kulyk GOODYEAR, Janice Kulyk KEEFER and Robert KULYK; beloved grandfather of Thomas and Christopher KEEFER. He practiced dentistry brilliantly for over fifty years, and served with the Canadian Dental Corps in 1943-45, in Italy and the Netherlands. Avid golfer, bridge player, all round athlete, he was also a fine violinist, having played Paganini's Perpetual Motion at Massey Hall in his youth. Devilishly handsome, he was one of Toronto's most eligible Ukrainian bachelors until Natalie SOLOWSKA glimpsed his picture in a photographer 's window.... He will be much missed by family, former patients and Friends. Many thanks to the staff at Elmgrove Nursing Home and to everyone at the Grenadier. Visitation at 1 p.m.; panakhyda at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6th at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch, 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

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SOLOWSKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-31 published
Joe KULYK
By Janice Kulyk KEEFER, Tuesday, May 31, 2005, Page A18
Joseph KULYK
Athlete, musician, dentist, soldier, husband, father, grandfather. Born December 30, 1914 in Toronto. Died April 3, of natural causes, aged 90.
Joe was born to Semko and Domicila KULYK, refugees from the recruiting agents of the Austro-Hungarian army in Galicia. His formidable mother arranged and somehow paid for violin lessons for her only son, forbidding him to play hockey lest he damage his hands. Although he developed into a fine violinist, playing Paganini's Perpetual Motion at Massey Hall on a borrowed Stradivarius, Joe's first love was sports, whether soccer, baseball, volleyball, golf or skiing in High Park on barrel staves.
On the urging of his high-school science teacher, Joe went to the University of Toronto rather than joining his father at a sanitary fittings factory: again, money for tuition fees was somehow found. At the height of the Depression he had been offered a place at New York's Juilliard school, but, as a family friend advised him, musicians rarely make a living. And so Joe put down his violin bow and picked up the dentist's drill, graduating in 1940, and going on to practise brilliantly for more than 50 years, part of which was spent in the Canadian Dental Corps from 1943-45, in Italy and the Netherlands.
Devilishly handsome, Joe was one of Toronto's most eligible Ukrainian bachelors until Natalie SOLOWSKA glimpsed his picture in a photographer's window, whereupon 35-year-old Joseph embraced more than 50 years of matrimony and all the demands and challenges, love and companionship that institution offers. He thrived on dentistry and greatly enjoyed his patients, some of whom were painters, including Tom Roberts, Albert Frank and John Kasyn, who were delighted to exchange their talents for his. Many worked at Theatre Passe Muraille, around the corner from his office. The artistry of Dr. KULYK's crowns, fillings, and bridges is still admired by dentists who inherited Joe's patients on his retirement in 1992.
Joe was proud of his children, Karen, Janice and Robert, and his grand_sons, Thomas and Christopher. His daughters are grateful to him for having encouraged them to pursue artists' vocations painting and writing -- rather than dental hygiene, as was their mother's wish. And Robert, though never the sportsman his father was (perhaps because of too many football and hockey games at which the normally quiet Joe shouted, cheered and bawled out the coaches with the best of them) inherited his father's knack for math, as well as gaining his full support in choosing a career other than dentistry. His children's chief frustration with their father had to do with Joe's reluctance to talk about himself and his life. Two anecdotes that he did share with us about his childhood stand out: one, that he was cured of any desire to smoke when, as a small boy, he picked up a cigarette and put the lit end in his mouth; the other, that whenever he heard the radio playing symphonic music, he would leap onto a chair and start conducting his imaginary orchestra.
Joe's stoic courage and remarkable good humour helped him weather the blow of his wife's death five years ago; he was able to make new Friends, and to develop even stronger ties to his children, who were delighted (!) to play endless rousing games of Kings in the Corner with him, and to introduce him to the joys of canoeing at the cottage. Not once did he ever complain, scold or refuse to meet the strenuous demands of growing older and older. Even in his last days, in hospital, he could joke at the chiming sound of the near-depleted intravenoous monitor, asking, "Are those the bells of Saint Mary's?" or, when presented by a tray of less than appetizing food, he could remark, "Thank you but I'm not really in the mood."
Joseph KULYK can be summed up in one word: he was a sweetheart.
Author Janice Kulyk KEEFER is Joe's daughter.

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SOLOWSKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
KULYK, Joseph, B.Sc., D.D.S.
Peacefully, in his ninetieth year on April 3, 2005. Born December 30, 1914, son of Semko and Domicila KULYK. Cherished husband of the late Natalie KULYK, dearly loved father of Karen Kulyk GOODYEAR, Janice Kulyk KEEFER and Robert KULYK; beloved grandfather of Thomas and Christopher KEEFER. He practised dentistry brilliantly for over fifty years, and served with the Canadian Dental Corps from 1943-45, in Italy and the Netherlands. Avid golfer, bridge player, all round athlete, he was also a fine violinist, having played Paganini's Perpetual Motion at Massey Hall in his youth. Devilishly handsome, he was one of Toronto's most eligible Ukrainian bachelors until Natalie SOLOWSKA glimpsed his picture in a photographer's window.... He will be much missed by family, former patients and Friends. Many thanks to the staff at Elm Grove Nursing Home and to everyone at the Grenadier. Visitation at 1 p.m; panakhyda at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6th at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch, 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

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SOLSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-27 published
SOLSKI, Nellie
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SOLSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-27 published
SUL, Nellie (formerly SOLSKI)
Peacefully, on Thursday, February 24th, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre in her 93rd year. Nellie, beloved wife of the late Andrew SUL (May 1980) and beloved wife of the late Walter SOLSKI (January 1956). She will be sadly missed by her children Albert SOLSKI and his wife Sheila (Brampton), Helen INGLESE and her husband Giorgio (Toronto,) Eddie SOLSKI and his wife Ruth (Napanee.) Beloved grandmother of Michael SOLSKI and his wife Tracy VERNELLI, Stephen SOLSKI and his wife Diana GRIESDORF, Marie RANKEL and her husband Peter, David SOLSKI and his wife Michelle HOLMES, Christopher DALY, Scott DALY and his wife Linda RANKEL, Lisa SOLSKI and her husband Jeff TURESKI and beloved great-grandmother of Cooper, Michael, Emma, Ben, Jack, Stephanie and Nadine. Family and Friends may visit at the Scarborough Chapel of The McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. East) 416-267-4656 from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff of the St. Joseph's Health Centre and the Lakeside Nursing Home.

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SOLTAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
SOLTAN, Mary Judith
Mary Judith SOLTAN of London, Ontario and Tantallon, Nova Scotia on April 4, 2005 in her 66th year; peacefully at home with her family as she wished. Survived by husband Hubert SOLTAN, brother John BURNS and his wife Beverly Nemethy BURNS, daughters Karen, Alexandra and Rebecca SOLTAN, son-in-law Bob MORRISON and grandchildren Elizabeth and Joseph SWALES, Nathaniel SOLTAN and Renata MORRISON. After a life shared with cats she will be missed by Whynacht. Friends may call at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond during the hour preceding the memorial service which will be conducted on Friday, April 8 at 11: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Habitat for Humanity or Victorian Order of Nurses Middlesex Elgin would be gratefully acknowledged.

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SOLTESZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-22 published
CARELLI, Giuseppe " Joseph"
At Toronto Western Hospital on May 21st, 2005, Joseph CARELLI, in his 92nd year (member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 217 Mimico-Humber Bay and Veteran Royal Canadian Artillery World War 2.) Beloved husband of the late Georgina COSTALUCCI (long-time resident of Royal York Rd., Mimico). Dearly loved father of Delores SOLTESZ and her late husband Steve of Etobicoke, and the late Earl CARELLI. Also lovingly remembered by 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and friend Mary McMAHON. Mr. CARELLI will be resting at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 63 Mimico Ave., Toronto on Monday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, 277 Royal York Rd. on Tuesday, May 24th at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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SOLTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
TIFFANY, Donald L. Sr.
Suddenly, three days before his 72nd birthday, on Friday, May 6, 2005. Donald L. TIFFANY Sr. in his 72nd year. beloved husband of Jean (LOVELL) and dear father of Deborah and David (ROSE,) Donald Jr., Grace (Jacques,) Trevor and Ellen (NANCEKIVELL,) Jeffrey and Colleen (SOLTIS) and grandfather to Katelyn. Don was a retired businessman from the Saint Thomas area. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Tuesday, May 10, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with Rev. Ed. BAKER officiating. Cremation at Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Donald.

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SOLTYS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-13 published
SOLTYS, Andy
(member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 1946), after a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at the age of 56. Loving father of Mandy (Jeff HARLOFF) SOLTYS and Lee SOLTYS. Dear brother of Annie (Helmut) MacHAY, Mary SOLTYS, Mila SOLTYS, Bozena SOLTYS and Johnny (Janice) SOLTYS. Dear uncle of Mark (Kathy), Danielle, Grega and Natasha. Dear friend of Judy SOLTYS. Andy will be missed by many other nieces, nephews and close family members. A Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 6 p.m. Visitation from 4: 30-6 p.m. Interment of cremated remains Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 301-620 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 9Z9 or Habitat for Humanity, 10-45 Pacific Court, London, Ontario, N5V 3N4. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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SOLTYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
SOLTYS, Stephanie (December 26, 1932-March 18, 2005)
On Friday, March 18, 2005, Stephanie passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Stan for nearly 50 years. Loving mother of Stanley and his wife Sylvia, Caroline and her husband Jim GMAZ, Liz and her husband Brian HOLT. Cherished and adored Babcia of Martin, Jimmie, Veronica, Tyler, Deandra, and Stephanie. She will be greatly missed by her extended family and many Friends. Stephanie was very active in the community, including her involvement as a volunteer at Copernicus Lodge, and Past President of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Women's Auxillary. Special thanks to Dr. KING, Dr. COLLINS- WILLIAMS, the medical staff at Trillium Health Centre and our dear Friends for their loving care and support. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and Monday, 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 4260 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 10 a.m. Entombment Assumption Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Trillium Health Centre Foundation, Oncology Unit.

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SOLTYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
DUMIN, Sophie (née BOYKO)
On May 9, 2005. Beloved mother of Rose and her husband Jerry SCHUR. Dear sister of Anastasia SOLTYS in France. Visitation will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Thursday from 6: 30-9 p.m. Panakhyda 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 9: 15 a.m. then to St. Demetrius Church (La Rose) for Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment York Cemetery.

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SOLTYSEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
SOLTYSEK, Nora Winifred Mary (née PRENDERGAST)
At Brampton, Ontario, on Monday, January 3, 2005, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Jan Robert SOLTYSEK ('Bobby',) dearly loved mother of Pauline and Jeffrey, loving grandmother of Catherine and Adam. Survived by sister Colleen and brother Gerald of the United Kingdom. Nora retained her mischievous wit until the end, and will be sadly missed by those who knew her. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church, 8530 Chinguacousy Rd. (between Steeles and Queen), Brampton, Monday, January 10 at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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SOLTYSIK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-04 published
MAJEWSKI, Wanda
Passed away peacefully with her three boys by her side at Bluewater Health, Mitton Site, on January 2, 2005, Wanda MAJEWSKI, born September 19, 1918, in Warnke, Poland. Beloved wife of the late Stefan (1992). Loving mother of Andy, Ted, and Bernie. Proud Babcia of Stephen and Katherine. Wanda will be missed by her family and Friends in Canada and in Poland. Longtime member of the Catholic Women's League. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina Street North, Sarnia, Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Stan SOLTYSIK at Queen of Peace Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2005. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Messages of condolence amd memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Wanda MAJEWSKI in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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SOLWAY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-21 published
ACHESON, Aleth
In loving memory of Aleth, who passed away December 29, 2004.
-Doug and Marion WAKE, Bob and Muriel AVIS, Ruth LITTLE, Emily CARRY, Gwen SOLWAY, Bob ACHESON and Bonnie, Jack and Linda ACHESON.
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SOLWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-01 published
SMITH, Susan (formerly SOLWAY, née GOLD)
Beautiful Suzie made her final curtain call on Thursday June 30, 2005, just weeks before her 99th birthday. Daughter of the late Nathan and Bessie GOLD. She is survived by her son Larry SOLWAY and his wife Shirley, daughter Nancy BOKSER and her husband Harvey, sisters Dorothy KOHEN and Lillian MESSINGER. She was predeceased by two husbands: Joseph B. SOLWAY, and Nathan SMITH, and brother Arthur. She will be remembered by grandchildren Joe, Beth, Rick and Liz and by six great grandchildren. Special thanks to her companion of eight years Maricel MEDINA, and the staff of Chester Village. Service will be held on Friday July 1st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Holy Blossom Temple (1950 Bathurst Street). Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation at 416-489-7100.

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SOLWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-08 published
Susan GRAVES, Musician (1954-2005)
Connecticut-born bassoonist who 'played like an angel' fell in love with chamber music and co-founded Canada's now-famous Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 8, 2005, Page S9
Susan GRAVES, co-founder of Tafelmusik, the internationally acclaimed Baroque orchestra, played the bassoon like an angel and looked as though she had just stepped out of a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. She had long, wavy copper-coloured hair, blue eyes, freckles, a calm authority and a legendary kindness.
"She had the most beautiful chocolaty, velvety bassoon sound that I have ever encountered," says Jeanne LAMON, music director of Tafelmusik. "She played solos with us frequently in the early years and it was always a highlight for everybody. She was a marvellous musician."
Susan "Susie" GRAVES was the younger child and only daughter of John GRAVES, a chemical engineer and his wife Jane Elizabeth, always known as Betty. Susan went to school in Westport, Connecticut.
"As soon as she learned to read, she took piano lessons," her mother said this week. Every weekday morning, Susan, the Siamese cat Baby, and her mother would get up half an hour early and go downstairs to the family room where Susan practised on an old upright piano. "The cat sat in my lap and when Susan was finished it would get up and walk back and forth across the keys," said Mrs. GRAVES.
At Staples High School, Ms. GRAVES fooled around with an old clarinet that had belonged to her father. Her parents meant to rent a better instrument, but her music teacher said no, we need a bassoon player. Ms. GRAVES obliged and the bassoon became her instrument. "It is not easy to play," her father conceded in a conversation from the GRAVES's retirement home in a suburb of Minneapolis.
After high school, Ms. GRAVES attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she received a bachelor's degree in 1972 and began studying for her master's. That's where she met her future husband Kenneth (Kenny) SOLWAY, an oboist from Toronto, in October of 1975.
Sharing a love of music and period instruments, they went to Europe together in 1976 to study at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. "We wanted to play chamber music," her husband said this week from their home in Cobourg Ontario "It didn't matter whether it was baroque or modern."
The couple dreamed up the idea for what is now the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, while they were still in Holland and even played a couple of "table-music" chamber concerts with two Friends. They returned to Toronto in 1978, burbling with schemes and enthusiasm, started the Toronto Chamber Music Collective and presented chamber and orchestral concerts of contemporary and baroque music in small theatres and churches in downtown Toronto.
Their vision was immediately embraced by a number of musicians including double bass player Alison MacKAY, harpsichordist Charlotte NEDIGER and violist Ivars TAURINS all of whom still play with Tafelmusik, more than 25 years later.
"Everything they did in the beginning was exactly the right thing to do," says violinist Jeanne LAMON, who has been music director of Tafelmusik since 1981. Ms. GRAVES and Mr. SOLWAY worked as a team, trying out different people, training modern players in baroque techniques and even landing a Wintario grant to buy bows and wind instruments for the fledgling orchestra and organizing a tour to New York City. "They booked without having an orchestra and pulled it off. We got a good review."
Mr. SOLWAY was the talker with the "go-gettum energy," according to Ms. LAMON, and Ms. GRAVES was the grounded one with the practical skills to write grant proposals and persuade musicians to join them.
"She was a brilliant musician with a beautiful sound and virtuosic technique," said Alison MacKAY. "I regarded her as a mentor." It was "heartrending" at a recent Tafelmusik concert when she recognized Ms. GRAVES's handwriting on the music sheets. "The fact that her presence is still felt, is because her talent penetrated every arena of the organization. She did everything. She played like an angel, she pasted posters on lamp posts, she organized accounts and she wrote out all the parts."
Playing with like-minded Friends and running an orchestra are very different enterprises. "With an oboe in your mouth, you can't talk very much," Mr. SOLWAY explained this week from his home in Cobourg, Ontario "I decided to be general director and to let somebody else do the artistic managing in conjunction with me."
Orchestras often have tensions between the string and wind players and Tafelmusik was no exception. At the same time, imagining an orchestra and running one demand different skill sets. Artistic differences meant that Mr. SOLWAY and Ms. GRAVES went to Vienna to study for a few months and then officially stepped down from the running of the orchestra, although she continued to play with Tafelmusik for a few years.
The couple spent a couple of years in a cabin in Algonquin Park that had belonged to Mr. SOLWAY's family. During winter, their nearest neighbour was 10 miles away by snowshoe. And yet, "those were by far the two most beautiful years of our lives," says Mr. SOLWAY. "We realized then we were near-hermits -- and loved it."
They bought canoe forms from the Chestnut Canoe Company after it disbanded in 1979, and started making and marketing handmade cedar-strip and canvas canoes. After Algonquin Park, they moved to a farm north of Cobourg where they built their own house, raised sheep and grew organic vegetables, which they would bring in to Toronto to sell at the St. Lawrence Market.
Ms. GRAVES began playing as principal bassoonist with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra in the mid-1980s. Gordon FAST became the musical director in 1991.
"In the 14 years I worked with her, she commuted from Cobourg," he said. "That means driving through countless snow and ice storms and I can never remember her missing a concert or a rehearsal."
Besides her dedication, she had a great sense of humour and was always a happy part of the symphony," according to Mr. FAST.
Principal oboist Barbara BOLTE sat in front of Ms. GRAVES for the past five years. They became very good Friends especially after the two of them spent an evening playing Baroque trio sonatas together. "We were playing for fun but we realized we spoke the same language."
Ms. BOLTE found her colleague "amazingly talented" and a very strong player. "When I had to play a solo and she was playing the bass part underneath I found it wonderfully supportive."
In March, Ms. GRAVES played "an absolutely pristine and beautiful Mozart bassoon concerto" in a Kingston Symphony Orchestra concert according to Mr. FAST. "It was astonishingly good, perfect really."
She finished the season and everything seemed fine. Of course, it wasn't. Mr. SOLWAY had begun noticing "weird little things" in his wife's behaviour last November, but thought it was depression.
It wasn't until the Kingston Symphony Orchestra's summer concert at Fort Henry in July that her musical colleagues spotted any problems.
"Susie didn't play as well as usual," said Ms. BOLTE. " She was making mistakes and she hardly ever played a wrong note or came in late." After the concert Ms. GRAVES complained that her eyes hurt and that she couldn't see very well, but she thought a new prescription from the optometrist would fix her up.
Mr. FAST agrees that "there were a few bobbles" in her playing. He knew that she wasn't feeling well and he thought she would soon be back in top form.
In fact, she was suffering the effects of a tumour that had began in the emotional centre of her brain, according to Mr. SOLWAY. She quickly became sicker and, at Mr. SOLWAY's urging, she was taken to Toronto for treatment. She underwent an operation to remove much of the tumour and then Mr. SOLWAY took her home to be with their teenage son Jesse, a double bass player, in Cobourg.
Susan Elizabeth GRAVES was born on May 7, 1954 in Norwalk, Connecticut. She died in Cobourg, Ontario, from a brain tumour on September 26, 2005. She was 51. She is survived by her husband Kenny SOLWAY, her son Jesse, her parents and a brother and his family. The Kingston Symphony is dedicating its per formance of Verdi's Requiem on Sunday, November 27, at the Kingston Gospel Temple, to her memory.

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SOLWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-05 published
Businessman established Top 40 radio, MuchMusic
A money-losing station at the outset, CHUM became broadcasting empire
By Fred LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, December 5, 2005, Page A3
Allan WATERS, who died Saturday at the age of 84, started Top 40 radio in Canada, making a huge success of CHUM, the small money-losing Toronto radio station he bought in 1954. He built his stake in CHUM into a radio and television empire that included Toronto's CITY-TV and other television stations across the country.
CHUM went on the air in 1945 and was Toronto's fifth radio station. It broadcast on a weak signal and only from sunrise to sunset. Mr. WATERS, who had made some money in advertising and the pharmaceutical business, bought the station in 1954 from a man he worked for, Jack PART.
He took his time learning the radio business and the station began to break even. He increased its power to 50,000 watts -- the maximum allowed in North America. He also started to listen to recordings of the kind of radio stations that were making money in the United States. He liked the style of the Storz family of Omaha, Neb., which is credited with inventing Top 40 radio on their U.S. stations.
In a speech in May of 1957, Mr. WATERS told the small staff at CHUM: "I haven't been in the radio business as long as anyone in this room, but if I was in the shoe business and operating a poor shoe store, I think I would find out who is running a good shoe store and copy his style. CHUM is going to be patterned after a Storz station. As Storz owns five stations and is first in each market, it's actually not a bad pattern to follow."
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was the No. 1 song on CHUM's Top 40 radio when it started on May 27, 1957. Within five weeks, CHUM's slice of the audience went from 5 per cent to 24 per cent. By 1958, its 1050 CHUM was the No. 1 radio station in Toronto. By 1968, CHUM Ltd. was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Mr. WATERS was a rich man.
He was born in east-end Toronto. At 16, he finished school and went to work as an office boy for $16 a week. Mr. PART, his employer, ran a successful patent medicine operation. Mr. WATERS worked his way up the ladder in sales and advertising. All his life he would say modestly, "I'm just a salesman."
The war interrupted his business career as he served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He returned to work for Mr. PART, who had also started York Broadcasting and established CHUM at the end of the war.
CHUM's success allowed the WATERS empire to expand. He had the rights for Muzak in Canada. In 1963, he started CHUM-FM and later bought a television station in Barrie, north of Toronto. He was frustrated when he was not allowed to move the station's transmitter closer to Toronto to tap into the larger metropolitan market.
Expansion into television came slowly. He bought into the Maritimes, but failed to win regulatory approval to buy CFCF in Montreal. With his television stations he became one of the owners of CTV, the private television network that at the time was a kind of co-operative.
Perhaps his biggest success in television occurred in 1981, when he bought the floundering CITY-TV. He left the charismatic Moses ZNAIMER in charge, but the station was owned by CHUM Ltd. It expanded into pop video with MuchMusic, as successful and innovative as Top 40 radio in the 1950s. This decade, 1050 CHUM.com became the world's first all Internet radio station.
"Everyone criticized him when he [went with the Top 40 format]," his son, Jim WATERS, said on the weekend. "They said: 'Allan, you must be crazy. You're not going to really play that loud music are you?' Even my mother criticized him."
The son, now chairman of CHUM, said his father had a knack for picking winners, whether it was Top 40 radio or a new local television format.
"I think a very significant move that Dad made was buying CITY-TV in Toronto. We weren't in television. The move into specialty television was groundbreaking with MuchMusic," Mr. WATERS said.
Allan WATERS didn't have a gift for picking records or television programs, but he knew how to pick people who did.
"His great talent wasn't as a programmer, but as a salesman. Mr. WATERS was a super salesman. He had a system where he knew what every salesman and every station was doing week by week," said Senator Jerry GRAFSTEIN, who co-founded CITY-TV and worked with Mr. WATERS for decades.
His personal life was the opposite of his business life. While the music was flashy, he was not; while his station thrived on publicity, he was a private person. MuchMusic was hip; he sported a crew cut and glasses. Most entrepreneurs and business people in Canada are listed in Who's Who, but there was never an entry for Allan WATERS. He wasn't interested.
He also thought long hours were a waste of energy. Most days he went home to his wife at 5: 30. "If you work 20 hours [a day], you're doing too much or you're doing something wrong," he told a reporter.
Mr. WATERS was a frugal man. For many years he walked to work from his home in the neighbourhood of Leaside. His office was relatively modest. His companies almost never borrowed to make purchases. And in a business that thrives on global glitz, he never invested outside Canada.
He was generous and loyal to his employees and in a business where hiring and firing was the norm, even some disc jockeys and announcers -- such as Gord MARTINEAU at CITY-TV -- stayed with his stations for decades. Mr. WATERS did part company with announcer Larry SOLWAY after the boss refused to allow him to discuss a sex manual on the air. Later, CHUM Ltd. would own Sex-TV.
At his death, the CHUM empire Mr. WATERS built owned and operated 33 radio stations, 12 local television stations and 21 specialty channels, including MuchMusic and Space. It also controlled other sideline businesses, including Muzak.
When he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning in hospital, he was surrounded by family, including his wife of more than 50 years, Marjorie. He also leaves two sons; Ronald, deputy chairman, and Jim, chairman of CHUM Ltd. The funeral is private. A public memorial will be held on Wednesday in Toronto.

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SOLWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
SOLWAY, Ruth (née RAKOFF)
Formerly of Toronto, passed away at age 81, March 12, 2005 in Westport, Connecticut. Loving mother of Linda SOLWAY, Jacksonville, Florida, Rick and Leslie SOLWAY, Sherman Oaks, California. Eldest sister of Syd and Kathy PALMER, Sol and Iris RAKOFF, Lorraine and Norman SAVEIN, Sandra JOHNSON, all of Toronto, Alvin RAKOFF (Jackie, deceased,) London, England, Benn and Rosalie RAKOFF, Los Angeles, California, many nieces and nephews. Ruth, a Westport resident for 60 years, was a founding member of Temple Israel and the Westport Community Theatre where a Lifetime Membership Award was created in her honour. She was Past President of the District Democratic Party and for 3 decades held elected office as Justice of the Peace. Funeral services and shiva were held in Westport. Donations in her memory may be made to charities of your choice and sent to 1834 Bathurst Street, Toronto M5P 3K7.

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SOLWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-01 published
SMITH, Susan (formerly SOLWAY, née GOLD)
Beautiful Suzie made her final curtain call on Thursday, June 30, 2005, just weeks before her 99th birthday. Daughter of the late Nathan and Bessie GOLD. She is survived by her son Larry SOLWAY and his wife Shirley, daughter Nancy BOKSER and her husband Harvey, sisters Dorothy KOHEN and Lillian MESSINGER. She was predeceased by two husbands: Joseph B. SOLWAY, and Nathan SMITH, and brother Arthur. She will be remembered by grandchildren Joe, Beth, Rick and Liz and by six great-grandchildren. Special thanks to her companion of eight years Maricel MEDINA, and the staff of Chester Village. Service will be held on Friday, July 1st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Holy Blossom Temple (1950 Bathurst Street). Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation at 416-489-7100.

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SOLYK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
BUCHANAN, Frances Jean
One of too many lives claimed by cancer, she died on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 in North York General Hospital, in her 82nd year. She was born in Toronto on February 10, 1923 though her parents, James Leighton and Lula White ROSS were residents of Welland, Ontario which is where she grew up. She attended high school in Fenwick, Ontario, having moved to Wellandport, Ontario at that time. Her career was in the world of cosmetics and beauty consultants. She was employed at the Robert Simpson Company where she was a representative for such cosmetic companies as Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, Clinique and others. She also did some modeling early in her career. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and John FISHER, 213 West Thomas Street, Rome, New York, two dearly loved nephews, Grant FISHER of Houston, Texas and Karl FISHER of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and several cousins including Evan and Lynda SOLYK of St. Catharines, Ontario. She will be sorely missed by many including a lifetime friend in Sioux Lookout, Ontario with whom she shared many memories beginning with their days in high school and close Friends now living in the Czech Republic. Interment will be in Overholt Cemetery, Port Colborne, Ontario at the convenience of the family. The family wishes at this time to publicly thank the Freeman Palliative Care Program at the hospital for the support and guidance provided to us. Because the family experienced firsthand the necessity of palliative care for families and patients coping with the heartbreak of caring for a loved one in the final phase of incurable cancer, we are suggesting that Friends who wish to send memorials make donations to The Freeman Centre for Palliative Care, North York General Hospital, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 1E1.

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