SPRINGSTEAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-16 published
SPRINGSTEAD, Irma
Passed away peacefully in her 89th year with her family present at the Milton District Hospital on Saturday, November 12th 2005. Irma lived with great joy for life and had great strength and dignity to the end. Irma SPRINGSTEAD, beloved wife of the late Douglas SPRINGSTEAD. Loving mother of Gayle and her husband Leslie TAKAHASHI, Marlene and her husband Robert SCHROCK and Sharron GARRAH. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Midori and Koji TAKAHASHI, Matthew SCHROCK and his wife Kate and by her many loving nieces and nephews. Survived by her sister Doreen FLETCHER. Predeceased by her brother Morley RIGG and sister Thelma RIVERS. Family and Friends are invited to gather for a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 19th 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. Milton 905-878-4452. Interment to take place at Zion Cemetery in Wainfleet, On. on Saturday November 26, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or the March of Dimes would be appreciated. Thank you to the many caregivers, Friends and neighbours for all of your compassionate care.

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SPRINGSTEEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-07 published
PERCIVAL, Dr. Walter Laurin, M.D., C.M., (F.R.C.S.C,) M.Sc., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Born July 19, 1919 in Cowansville, Quebec, passed away peacefully at Windsor Western Hospital with his beloved and devoted wife of 62 years, Alice (née SPRINGSTEEN) by his side. Walter PERCIVAL was the adored Father of Marlee PERCIVAL- ROBINSON and John THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Bermuda,) Judith and husband Tom NEWBY (Nashville, Tennessee,) and the late Wendy PERCIVAL- WALSH (October, 2005;) Grandfather of Scott ROBINSON, Catherine WASSMANSDORF, Philip WALSH, Douglas WALSH and Charles WALSH; much loved Great-grandfather of Emily and Daniel WASSMANSDORF, and dear brother of Keith PERCIVAL and wife Mary (Orangeville) and the late Alan PERCIVAL and wife Urve (Toronto.) Dr. PERCIVAL was a Captain in the R.C.A.M.C. in World War 2, was knighted by the Order of Saint John's and was respected and honoured for his love of teaching first aid for Saint John's Ambulance and worked tirelessly examining all the children going to the Kiwanis Camp. He also served on the Board of the Detroit Institute of Art. Dr. PERCIVAL was a graduate of McGill University Medical School. After returning from World War 2 he took 5 additional years of medical education to become a surgeon and went on to be a dedicated physician in Windsor for over 40 years. He was a 'gentle man" who loved his work passionately - believed in administering medical care to the whole patient, practicing cutting-edge surgery procedures, but refusing to abandon the practice of old-fashioned house-calls. He was also willing to reach out where needed, even accepting an invitation to run a small hospital in Kijabe, Kenya for several months. His patients and his work always came first. Visitation is at the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home, 1969 Wyandotte St E. on Tuesday November 8th between 2: 00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Walkerville's Saint Mary's Church at 11: 00 a.m. on November 9th, and Interment at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery in Morpeth, Ontario next to dear Wendy, and in the company of 4 generations of family members of Alice SPRINGSTEEN- PERCIVAL. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Saint Mary's Church in Walkerville, Memorial Fund. "The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care of Windsor Western 4th floor, Complex Care staff. '

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SPRINGTHORPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-05 published
SPRINGTHORPE, Murray Ernest
A Royal Canadian Navy Veteran of World War 2. Murray passed away, at home, on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, in his eighty-third year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mabel and sister Dorothy (WILSON.) Predeceased by his mother Mildred, father Joseph and brother Arthur. Murray will be sadly missed by other family members and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 10 a.m. until the time of Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Private interment to follow. If desired, or in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or charity of your choice.

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SPROGIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her five brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Rd E (1 Block west of Hurontario St) Mississauga on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1: 00 p.m.. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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SPROGIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-14 published
WALKER, Margaret Mary (McLAUGHLIN)
At London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus, on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, Margaret Mary (McLAUGHLIN,) dear wife of the late John St. Clair WALKER, in her 85th year. Dear sister of Tim McLAUGHLIN, Mickey McCALLUM and Patricia SPROGIS. Predeceased by her brother James McLAUGHLIN and her sisters Catherine BREKENRIDGE and Agnes DOWNES. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Martin of Tours Church, 46 Cathcart Street on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery.

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SPROGIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE, beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her 5 brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and MIDDLEBROOK Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1 p.m. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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SPROLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
RAWDING, Joyce Pauline
Peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 5, 2005, Joyce RAWDING, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Charles. Dear mother of Donald and his wife Sheree, Rod and his wife Diane, all of Orangeville, Alice and her husband Ken McKENZIE, Heather, all of Huntsville, Ronald and his wife Janet of Inglewood. Loving grandmother of Doug, Joe, Amy, Tom, Rhonda, Dawn-Marie, Nicole, Craig and Charlie. Great-grandmother of Shannon and Connor. Dear sister of Arthur VIENOTTE, Irene and her husband Blaze McPHERSON. Sister-in-law of Lucielle VIENOTTE. Predeceased by sisters Mary SPROLE, Beatrice PELTON, Jean PELTON, Loise DALTON, brothers George VIENOTTE, and John VIENOTTE. Resting at the Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville, Ontario, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville. If desired, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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SPROSTRANOV o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
SPROSTRANOV, Virginia
Passed away suddenly the morning of April 14th, 2005 surrounded by family. She was the loving wife of Boyan (Bob) and mother to Vasil and Lisa, mother-in-law to John and Baba to Thomas and Matthew. She will be greatly missed by sister Stephanie and husband Chris, and her brother Chris, and his wife Leta as well as their families. She will be remembered by all for her strength of character, abiding faith, and radiant smile. She worked for many years at the Halton Country Inn with Bob and will be remembered as a mother or sister to some, but a true friend to all. Visitation will be held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto on Saturday, April 16th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 17th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 18th, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methody Church, 237 Sackville Ave., Toronto. The family would appreciate that any donations be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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SPROSTRANOV o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
SPROSTRANOV, Virginia
Passed away suddenly, at the Milton District Hospital, the morning of April 14, 2005, surrounded by family. She was the loving wife of Boyan (Bob), and mother to Vasil and Lisa, mother-in-law to John, and Baba to Thomas and Matthew. She will be greatly missed by sister Stephanie and husband Chris, and her brother Chris and his wife Leta, as well as their families. She will be remembered by all for her strength of character, abiding faith, and radiant smile. She worked for many years at the Halton Country Inn with Bob and will be remembered as a mother or sister to some, but a true friend to all. Visitation will be held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Saturday, April 16th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 17th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methody Church, 237 Sackville Ave., Toronto. Interment Milton Evergreen Cemetery. The family would appreciate that any donations be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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SPROTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-11 published
Week Of Remembrance: Ted BEAMENT, Brigadier And Lawyer (1908-2005)
Military strategist's final campaign was to be allowed to live in the same nursing home as his wife of 63 years
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 11, 2005, Page S7
He helped plan the Normandy invasion and the liberation of France and the Netherlands, but the final victory in a brilliant military career came at the age of 95 as he battled to be reunited with his wife.
Ted BEAMENT, a retired brigadier, was forced to live apart from Brenda, his Scottish war bride.
His room was in an Ottawa veterans' hospital, while she lived across town in another facility.
Their heartbreaking separation, detailed by the Ottawa Citizen in an article published on Valentine's Day last year, won the couple great sympathy. The BEAMENTs celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary days later while still living at different addresses. They were able to visit only three times a week, while difficulties in hearing made telephone conversations frustrating.
"My mum is weepy and my dad is distressed," their daughter said at the time.
Mrs. BEAMENT was on a waiting list to join her husband at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, a delay that the family was told could last from six to 18 months.
Their plight led the War Amps of Canada to launch a national campaign to discover and reunite veterans unwillingly separated from their spouses.
After five months apart, the BEAMENTs were reunited at the Perley in March. They spent 15 precious weeks under the same roof before Mrs. BEAMENT died of causes related to old age. She was 91.
Mr. BEAMENT, who survived his wife by 15 months, enjoyed success in several arenas. He was a national champion as a figure skater, a first-class lawyer named king's counsel, and a decorated military strategist.
Family lore has it that Mr. BEAMENT was conceived in the summer of 1907 aboard a gondola afloat on the Grand Canal of Venice. His parents may well have had romantic notions regarding transportation, as they had met as members of the Bytown bicycle club.
Thomas Arthur BEAMENT was a prominent barrister who, in 1904, would be one of the 16 founding members of the Laurentian Club, formed by those businessmen excluded from other men's clubs because of their lack of social standing. Mr. BEAMENT's wife, Edith Louise BELFORD, had been orphaned at a young age and worked as typist in the civil service. George Edwin BEAMENT, known as Ted, was the youngest of their four children.
Educated at Ottawa Normal School and Lisgar Collegiate, the young man followed his father's demand that he attend Royal Military College, graduating in 1929. The yearbook noted the left sleeve of his cadet's uniform was not long enough to hold all his badges of distinction.
A degree in mechanical engineering was achieved at the University of Toronto two years later. He then attended Osgoode Hall, graduating in 1934, being called to the bar the same year. He was an associate in the family law firm of Beament and Beament.
It was as an engineering student that Mr. BEAMENT teamed with Elizabeth FISHER, Mary LITTLEJOHN and Hubert SPROTT to win the Canadian fours championship in figure skating at a meet at Winnipeg in February, 1930.
Mr. BEAMENT put aside his legal career with the outbreak of war in 1939. As commanding officer, he mobilized and led to England the 2nd (Ottawa) Field Battery, the famed Bytown Gunners whose members would see action at Dieppe and on D-Day. He even borrowed $2,000 from his father to outfit the men.
On Christmas Eve, 1940, he was a guest of a liaison officer for the British artillery who brought the Canadian officer to the family home in Oxford for a holiday meal. There, he met Brenda Yvonne Mary THOMS, a lithe, 27-year-old practitioner of the Dalcroze method of eurythmics, which intensifies the experience of music through movement and physical exertion. He proposed marriage the next day. Her polite rebuff did not deter such a persistent suitor. They married the following February, the bride wearing a silk wedding dress tailored from ivory-coloured curtains.
Many years later, a granddaughter, Ariana BRADFORD, questioned the brevity of the courtship. "Well, there was a war on, you know," Mr. BEAMENT replied. Two children would be born before the end of hostilities, neither, as far is known, conceived in a gondola.
A succession of command and staff appointments provided Ted BEAMENT with a series of promotions and ever greater responsibilities during the war. He was brigade major of the 1st Armoured Brigade in 1941; lieutenant-colonel and commanding officer of the 6th Canadian Field Regiment in 1942; general staff officer, grade 1, of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, also in 1942; and, general staff officer, grade 1 (operations), of the First Canadian Army in 1943.
On November 14, 1943, he was appointed colonel (later brigadier), general staff, of the First Canadian Army. As such, he was intimately involved in the planning of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He helped guide the liberation campaign through northwest Europe, during which Canadian forces often faced fierce resistance from German defenders.
In April, 1945, during the dying days of the Nazi regime, Mr. BEAMENT was based in the Netherlands when the headquarters of the First Canadian Army learned about a prison camp holding Polish women just across the frontier. The 1st (Polish) Armoured Division was ordered to free the inmates at Oberlangen. The camp was secured on April 12, Mr. BEAMENT's 37th birthday.
Back in England on September 27, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery opened the Khaki University of Canada in the United Kingdom, an army-operated school on the outskirts of northwest London preparing servicemen for their demobilization. Mr. BEAMENT served as university president.
The king and queen visited the school the following year on the day before the president's fifth wedding anniversary. The queen was presented a bouquet of tulips by the president's young son.
Mr. BEAMENT was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1943. His other awards for wartime service included a Croix de Guerre (avec Palme) from France and a Military Cross from Czechoslovakia. Mr. BEAMENT had assisted the Czechoslovak Brigade in Britain, for which he was also made a member of the Order of the White Lion. He was also mentioned in dispatches.
Returning to Canada in 1946, he rejoined the family law firm with brother Warwick BEAMENT, who had also been a brigadier with the Canadian Army in Europe. The reception was not quite as welcoming as he had imagined, as his father asked for repayment of the $2,000 loan. Worse, Mr. BEAMENT faced a large tax bill.
The tax appeal board rejected his position that he should not be taxed as a Canadian resident even though he had been overseas for more than five years. The storage of civilian clothes with his father and the ownership of a bank account and safety-deposit box, coupled with his intention to return to Canada, where taken as prove of residence. He then lost an appeal to the Exchequer Court in 1951.
Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1952 that "the appellant was physically absent from Canada" and should be taxed accordingly. BEAMENT v. the Minister of National Revenue benefited many returning veterans and the Income Tax Act was subsequently revised.
The family law firm became involved in one of the most sensational cases in the immediate postwar period, as Warwick BEAMENT acted as defence counsel in a spy trial following the defection of Soviet cipher clerk Igor GOUZENKO.
Two years after his brother's death in 1966, Ted BEAMENT moved his practice to Beament, Green, Dust until retiring at 86, by which time he had been made a life member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He served from 1961 to 1966 as a commissioner for the National Capital Commission in Ottawa. His charitable work included high posts on behalf of the Red Cross, the local Young Men's-Young Women's Christian Association, and Ottawa's Community Chest. He was on the board of governors of Carleton University and was honorary governor of the Corps of Commissionaires.
Befitting his sterling war service, he served as honorary colonel of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, as the amalgamated Bytown Gunners are now known.
Mr. BEAMENT was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in the waning days of 1986. The honour was conferred for his ardent support of charitable groups, most notably his 30 years of service on behalf of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, for which he was elected chancellor of the priory of Canada.
The successful campaign to reunite Mr. BEAMENT with his wife allowed him to be at her side as she breathed her last. Even in mourning, the retired brigadier remained a stickler for detail, ensuring the date of death was recorded as June 17, 2004, as his wife had passed 15 minutes before midnight. He had held her hand as she died.
Ted BEAMENT was born on April 12, 1908, in Ottawa. He died there on September 28. He was 97. He leaves a son, Justin BEAMENT, of Down Saint Mary, Devon, England; a daughter, Meriel BRADFORD, of Old Chelsea, Quebec; five grandchildren and four great-grand_sons. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, the former Brenda THOMS, who died last year. He was also predeceased by a sister, Ethel, and by brothers Warwick and Geoffrey.

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SPROUL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-17 published
JOHNSTON, Ruth Amelia (BLACK)
At Maitland Manor on Sunday, May 15, 2005, Ruth Amelia (BLACK) JOHNSTON of Goderich in her 94th year. Ruth is the last survivor of sixteen children in the William and Margaret (SPROUL) BLACK family. Beloved wife of the late Howard JOHNSTON. Dear mother of Bernice (Ross) HENRY of Colborne Twp. and Murray (Laura) JOHNSTON of Saltford. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Also predeceased by granddaughter Mary Lou McNEIL. Family and Friends will be received at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd at east Street, Goderich, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday morning at 11: 00. Interment Dungannon Cemetery. Donations to North Street United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
McDONALD, George
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Friday, March 4, 2005. George McDONALD, 64 years, of Sarnia, and formerly of Petrolia. Loving husband of Dorothy. Loved father of Lisa and Tom WALKER, Carol and Kevin KAMEKA, Brad McDONALD and Shelby McDONALD all of Sarnia. Loving grandfather to Josh and Cassie WALKER and Curtis KAMEKA. Dear brother to Buck and Blanche McDONALD of Lumby, British Columbia, Bob and Jean McDONALD of Lion's Head, Donna and Don BARNES of Corunna, Jim and Sharon McDONALD of Petrolia and Rose and Bill HUFFMAN and Marg and the late Dan FOSTER all of Sarnia. Will be missed by step-children Jim SPROULE and his son Kennie and Lisa and Doug WINDOVER and their son Joey all of Sarnia, his mother-in-law Verna STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Petrolia and brother-in-law John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Wyoming. George was a member of Local 5360 I.B.E.W. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held Monday, March 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Ralph MEISZINGER officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-15 published
McLEOD, Eleanor Margaret Jane (née POLLOCK)
After such a wonderful life as a very gracious, beautiful and dignified woman, a lady of grace, Eleanor Margaret Jane McLEOD (POLLOCK) has passed away from us. The loving care that she received at McCormick Home in the past four years until her death there on Sunday, March 13, 2005, was greatly appreciated by her family. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband “Bus” McLEOD, brother Howard POLLOCK and parents Cora and Jack POLLOCK. She leaves her daughter Jane SPROULE (the late Robert,) granddaughters Andrea and Ellen and her husband Kyle PAYETTE and granddaughters Claire and Julia PAYETTE.
Eleanor attended McDonald College in Guelph and Brescia College in London. Eleanor was an Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire member for many years with the Ninamore Jamieson Chapter in London. In 1963, Eleanor and Bus moved to Montreal where they had 9 wonderful years enjoying new Friends and a new culture and engaging all of the amenities with which that city reverberated. Following Bus's death, Eleanor enriched her single life by taking courses at Huron College in religious studies and through her volunteer work at the London Health Sciences Centre Auxiliary. New St. James Presbyterian Church was a very strong and dedicated part of her life and a place where many lasting Friendships were made. The funeral service will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, on Wednesday, March 16 at 11: 00 a.m. by Reverend Donald G. McInnis. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Entombment at Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-16 published
KEAGAN, Michael Angus
Michael Angus of Saint Thomas, peacefully, on Monday, March 14, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 66th year. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Ellen and by his daughter Jennifer and her husband Steven PRANCE. Greatly missed by his three grand_sons Jacob, Nicholas and Zachary PRANCE. Beloved son of the late Peter KEAGAN (May 1990) and the late Marion (McCARTHY) KEAGAN (Feb. 1999) (North Sydney, Nova Scotia Cape Breton). Dear brother of George and his wife Joanne KEAGAN of St. Catharines, Charlie and his wife Bernadette KEAGAN of North Sydney, Eddie KEAGAN of North Sydney and his late wife Marilyn, Rose and her husband Allen CAULDWELL of Sydney Mines, Marion and her partner Roger ELAIN of North Sydney, Douglas and his wife Patricia of St. Catharines and Peter KEAGAN of North Sydney. Always remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Betty and Wilf BRADLEY, Gary BRADLEY, Lee and Bev CROCKER, Pat and Patty LIZMORE, Kathy McCULLY, Al SPROULE and the late Joan SPROULE. Greatly missed by a large number of nieces and nephews. Mike (Pete) worked for over 25 years at Hartz Mountain Canada and he was also formerly a member of the Centennial Sports Club in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 11: 00 a.m Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Centennial Sports Club.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
RUSSELL- MILLS, Catherine " Kay"
Passed away at St. Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Wife of the late J. Harley RUSSELL for over 50 years and the late Vidal Mills. Loving mother of Bonnie and Arne BERG of Putnam and Cathie and Dale SPROULE of Bridgenorth. Grandma of the late John SCOBIE and missed by her grandchildren Lorna and her husband Jeff DENNIS, Catherine SCOBIE, Eryn SPROULE and her husband Michael THIEL, Tessa SPROULE and her husband Phil SILVERSTEIN and Kate SPROULE. Great Grandmother of William BERG and Kailey and Braelyn DENNIS. A private family interment will be held at the Dorchester Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of choice as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, 705-652-3355. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-15 published
SPROULE, Clarence Wellington
It is with great sadness, that the family of Clarence Wellington SPROULE of Woodstock and formerly of Sarnia, announce his passing at the Woodstock General Hospital, on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Christine Edna SPROULE (1992) for 48 years and the late Lilly FLEMING/FLEMMING (2003.) Dear father of Paulene Edna SALMAN and her husband Richard of Woodstock. Predeceased by his son, John Roy SPROULE (1990.) Cherished Papa of Dawn PARSONS and her husband Jeff, Kimberly CHARBY and her husband George all of Woodstock. "Big Papa" to his great-grand_son, Alexander CHARBY of Woodstock. Dear brother of Elizabeth (Beth) CROCKARD and her husband Gordon of Sarnia. Brother-in-law of Jean SPROULE of Sarnia and Harvey and June CONNELL of Australia. Predeceased by his twin brother, Clifford Young SPROULE (1992.) Step-father of Doug and Jim FLEMING/FLEMMING of Wyoming and Doris STRUTHERS of Forest. Clarence was an air force veteran of World War 2 and an Imperial Oil (Sarnia) retiree. Clarence was also very active for many years with the Saint John's Ambulance Brigade of Sarnia and was knighted as a "Serving Brother" by Lieutenant Governor Pauline McGibbon. Visitors will be received at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, on Friday, September 16, 2005, from 11: 00 a.m. until service time at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Wyoming Cemetery, followed by a reception at Wyoming United Church. Thank You to all who tenderly cared for Dad in his final years. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-19 published
SPROULE, Dawna Yvonne (née WALKER)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Friday, November 18, 2005, Dawna Yvonne (WALKER) SPROULE of Goderich age 75. Beloved wife of Robert SPROULE. Dear sister of Jack and Edith WALKER of Goderich. Dear sister-in-law of Mason SPROULE of Lindsay, Betty and Ray LOHNES of Port Dalhousie, Carol SPROULE of Coldwater. She will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Russel and Agnes WALKER, sisters-in-law Ila and Millie SPROULE, brothers-in-law Bill and Reg SPROULE, mother and father-in-law Mary and Rosco SPROULE. Visitation at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Sunday evening 7-9. Memorial Service at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1: 30. Cremation with interment Wingham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or North St. United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-22 published
VANSICKLE, Willa Elizabeth
Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, November 18, 2005. Willa Elizabeth VANSICKLE went to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was born April 11, 1924 in Oil Springs, Ontario. Daughter of William and Edna SPROULE. Beloved wife of the late Don McLEAN (1960) and Keith VANSICKLE (1999.) She will be forever remembered and always loved by her children; Anne NANTON and her husband John of British Columbia, Pat BRABENDER and her husband Allan of Strathroy, and Bob VANSICKLE and his wife Ann of Brights Grove. She will be sadly missed for her endless support and love by her grandchildren; Brian and wife Angela, Beth, David, Chris and wife Tanya, Laura, Darryl, Adam, Aaron, and Jacob. Cherished Great Gramma to Joshua, Nelson, Alyssa and Skyler. Her love and devotion to her family was God's greatest blessing. We would like to extend our appreciation to the Friends and neighbours of Twin Elms Estates where she made her home for the past 6 years. We will never forget the kindness shown to her. Friends and relatives will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Willa.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-30 published
GRAHAM, Donald Lloyd
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 Donald Lloyd GRAHAM of London in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Eva (SPROULE) GRAHAM. Dear father of Heather HARVEY and her husband Thomas of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Larry GRAHAM and his wife Lynn of Tobermory and Allan GRAHAM of London. Dear brother of Lila COLLETT of Fenlon Falls and Jean WILSON of Scarborough. Predeceased by his brothers Alvin and Robert GRAHAM and his sister Dorothy TALBOT. Also loved by his 10 grandchildren, his 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Donal was a life member of the 48th Highlanders and Victory Branch No. 317 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Charles J. SCOTT officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A Legion Service under the auspices of Victory Branch No. 317 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday evening at 7 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, Ontario N5W 3Z6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-28 published
GREIG, Sandra (née SPROULE)
Peacefully in her sleep on Monday, December 26th, 2005 at her home in Georgetown following a fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis " Lou Gerhigs Disease." Sandra (née SPROULE,) in her 65th year, loving mother of Whitney and her husband Duncan SANDERS and Devon and her husband Terry BEAUCHAMP. Proud grandmother of Justin, Carleigh, Erin and Adrienne. Dear sister of Wayne (Barb), Judy (Bill), Glen (Marie), Ken (Sandy), Grant, Ross, Barry (Lori) and Mary (Elaine.) Special thanks to Dr. TURNBULL and his team, Dr. TING, Community Care Access Centre and all their support staff. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Georgetown Alliance Church (290 Main Street South, Georgetown) on Friday, December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-11-22 published
VANSICKLE, Willa Elizabeth (née SPROULE)
Suddenly, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Friday, November 18, 2005, Willa Elizabeth VANSICKLE went to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was born April 11, 1924 in Oil Springs, Ontario. Daughter of William and Edna SPROULE. Beloved wife of the late Don McLean (1960) and Keith VANSICKLE (1999.) She will be forever remembered and always loved by her children: Anne NANTON and her husband John of British Columbia, Pat BRABENDER and her husband Allan of Strathroy, and Bob VANSICKLE and his wife Ann of Brights Grove. She will be sadly missed for her endless support and love by her grandchildren Brian and wife Angela, Beth, David, Chris and wife Tanya, Laura, Darryl, Adam, Aaron, and Jacob. Cherished Great-Gramma to Joshua, Nelson, Alyssa, and Skyler. Her love and devotion to her family was Gods greatest blessing. We would like to extend our appreciation to the Friends and neighbours of Twin Elm Estates where she made her home for the past 6 years. We will never forget the kindness shown to her. Friends and relatives will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Willa.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-10-26 published
ALLAN, Evelyn Blanche
Peacefully on Sunday October 23, 2005 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood at the age of 93. Evelyn, beloved wife of the late Harry ALLAN. Predeceased by her siblings Ron ROBINSON. Mildred SPROULE, Lewllyn ROBINSON and John ROBINSON. Dear Aunt of Mel and Maureen ROBINSON and their daughter Sarah-Beth and Joan and Terry HOOD and their children Alan and Libby. Evelyn will be missed by her distant family in Newfoundland and Ontario. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wasaga Beach Cemetery, Sunnidale Road, Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Remembrances to Sunset Manor, 49 Raglan Street, Collingwood L9Y 3Z4 or your local Salvation Army would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home Stayner (705-428-2637)
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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-18 published
HAMILTON, Joseph Francis " Frank"
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2005 at Sunset Manor in Collingwood in his 86th year. Frank, beloved husband of Irene "Renee" HAMILTON. Will be sadly missed by sisters in law Marion HAMILTON and Gladys COLLINGS and his sister Joan and her husband Errol DYNES. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by sisters Marje and her husband Al MOASE and Josephine and her husband Claire SPROULE, brothers Harry, Jack and Fred HAMILTON and parents Joseph and Margaret HAMILTON. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Duntroon. Interment to follow at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice in Mr. HAMILTON's memory. Friends may leave messages for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-29 published
BRIDGMAN, John Richard
It is with great sadness that the Bridgman family announces the passing of John (Jack) BRIDGMAN at the age of 94 in Orillia, Ontario. Predeceased by his wife Marjorie, daughter Suzanne and son-in-law Thomas SPROULE. Born in Toronto April 21, 1911 Jack was the youngest son of Edward and Helen BRIDGMAN who immigrated to Canada from England in 1894. His life spanned the greater part of the 20th century and the events of that period. Jack had a long successful career in the automotive industry retiring at the age of 72. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Diane, son Jon, his many grandchildren, great grand children, nieces, nephews and Friends.
A memorial service will be held 12 Noon Friday, December 30, 2005 at Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Road, Toronto, Ontario. Internment to follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In Jack's memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
SPROULE, Ivan
At the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, January 12, 2005, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Doris. Loving father, grandfather and brother. He will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place. Interment in NovaScotia. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., Mississauga.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
CUNNINGHAM, John Douglas " Doug"
The family sadly regrets the passing of Doug in Guelph on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Marie (SPROULE) CUNNINGHAM (2004), cherished father of Mary Ellen (Guelph), Nancy Marie and her husband, Paul BROPHY (Burlington.) Proud grandfather of Kendra Marie. Loved brother of Catherine GALLOWAY of Hamilton. Sadly missed by his nephew, John GALLOWAY (Carmen) and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Dear brother-in-law of William SPROULE (Audrey) and Robert COOPER. Predeceased by his dear parents, Ruby (1974) and Jack (1962). Doug's distinguished career as Professor of Microbiology at the University of Guelph (Ontario Agricultural College) spanned 42 years and included many other vital contributions to the University community. His primary focus was his dedication to his students - undergraduate, cooperative and graduate programs. Doug dedicated twelve years of service (1979-1991) to the Board of Commissioners, Guelph General Hospital including two years as Chairman, during the pivotal period of defining the city's health care requirements. Doug was a life long member of Norfolk Street United Church. Over the years, Doug and Marie were actively involved in various capacities within the church community. Doug had also been involved with the Wellington Men's Club. His community involvement included a dedication to the Masonic Order; he was a Past Master of Waverly Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 361 G.R.C., a life member of A.A.S.R. Royal City Lodge of Perfection, Guelph Chapter Rose Croix and Moore Sovereign Consistory, honorary member of Supreme Council 33rd degree. Masonic service will be held on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. The family is deeply indebted to Dr. Marcel DORE for his skill, wisdom, compassion and deep dedication. Our sincere thanks also to the exceptional nurses who cared for our dear father. We also want to express our heartfelt appreciation to Eleanor, Bill and Jerry, our three "angels" from Hospice Wellington. Doug was a gentle man whose compassion for others extended beyond his family and whose strong sense of principle directed everything in his life. He will be greatly missed by his adoring family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday). Funeral service will be held at Norfolk Street United Church, Norfolk and Cork Streets, Guelph on Saturday, April 9 at 10: 30 a.m. Private interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Norfolk Street United Church, Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, J.D. Cunningham Industrial Microbiology Scholarship (Ontario Agricultural College), University of Guelph or Hospice Wellington would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
SPROULE, Avnell (née SCARFF)
Peacefully at her residence in Mississauga on Monday, June 6, 2005, in her 91st year. Avnell SPROULE (née SCARFF,) beloved wife of the late John SPROULE. Dear mother of Alison and her husband Walter DICKS, Susan and her husband Robert SILLARS, and the late Margaret and her late husband Tom PETERS. Loving grandmother of Leonard, Lance, Lynn, Lisa, Peter, Paul, Pam, Fiona, Katie, her great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Erindale (corner of Mississauga Road and Dundas Street) on Friday, June 10, 2005 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Lee Funeral Home Limited, Streetsville.

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
RUSSELL- MILLS, Catherine " Kay"
Passed away at St. Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Wife of the late J. Harley RUSSELL for over 50 years and the late Vidal MILLS. Loving mother of Bonnie and Arne BERG of Putnam and Cathie and Dale SPROULE of Bridgenorth. Grandma of the late John SCOBIE and missed by her grandchildren Lorna and her husband Jeff DENNIS, Catherine SCOBIE, Eryn SPROULE and her husband Michael THIEL, Tessa SPROULE and her husband Phil SILVERSTEIN and Kate SPROULE. Great-grandmother of William BERG and Kailey and Braelyn DENNIS. A private family interment will be held at the Dorchester Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of choice as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, 705-652-3355. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
HAMILTON, Joseph Francis " Frank"
Passed away peacefully on Sunday July 17, 2005 at Sunset Manor in Collingwood in his 86th year. Frank, beloved husband of Irene "Renee" HAMILTON. Will be sadly missed by sisters-in-law Marion HAMILTON and Gladys COLLINGS and his sister Joan and her husband Errol DYNES. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by sisters Marje and her husband Al MOASE and Josephine and her husband Claire SPROULE, brothers Harry, Jack and Fred HAMILTON and parents Joseph and Margaret HAMILTON. Visitation will take place on Tuesday July 19, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday July 20, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Duntroon. Interment to follow at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice in Mr. HAMILTON's memory. Friends may leave messages for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
ALLAN, Evelyn Blanche
Peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood at the age of 93. Evelyn, beloved wife of the late Harry ALLAN. Predeceased by her siblings Ron ROBINSON, Mildred SPROULE, Lewllyn ROBINSON and John ROBINSON. Dear Aunt of Mel and Maureen ROBINSON and their daughter Sarah-Beth and Joan and Terry HOOD and their children Alan and Libby. Evelyn will be missed by her distant family in Newfoundland and Ontario. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wasaga Beach Cemetery, Sunnidale Road, Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Remembrances to Sunset Manor, 49 Raglan Street, Collingwood L9Y 3Z4 or your local Salvation Army would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (1-866-428-2637).

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
PYSKLYWEC, Carolyn (née SPROULE)
It is with sorrow the family of Carolyn PYSKLYWEC announces her passing on Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Kirkland and District Hospital at the age of 67 years. She was predeceased by her parents Miriam E. and Herbert E. SPROULE and brother Barry SPROULE. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband Harry PYSKLYWEC; devoted daughter Lesley PYSKLYWEC and brother Don SPROULE. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Monette and French Funeral Home (450 Government Rd. West, Kirkland Lake, Ontario) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2005. A memorial will be held at the Kirkland Lake Masonic Hall (87 Government Rd. East, Kirkland Lake, Ontario) on Sunday, November 20, 2005 from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date. Donations in Carolyn's memory may be made to the Kirkland & District Hospital Foundation (P.O. Box 3000 Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 3P4) in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Monette and French Funeral Home, 705-567-3565

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
GREIG, Sandra (née SPROULE)
Peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, December 26, 2005, at her home in Georgetown, following a fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis " Lou Gehrig's disease." Sandra (née SPROULE,) in her 65th year, loving mother of Whitney and her husband Duncan SANDERS, and Devon and her husband Terry BEAUCHAMP. Proud grandmother of Justin, Carleigh, Erin and Adrienne. Dear sister of Wayne (Barb), Judy (Bill), Glen (Marie), Ken (Sandy), Grant, Ross, Barry (Lori,) and Mark (Elaine.) Special thanks to Dr. TURNBULL and his team, Dr. TING, Community Care Access Centre and all their support staff. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Georgetown Alliance Church (290 Main Street S., Georgetown), on Friday, December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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SPROULE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
GREIG, Sandra (née SPROULE)
Peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, December 26, 2005, at her home in Georgetown, following a fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis " Lou Gehrig's disease." Sandra (née SPROULE,) in her 65th year, loving mother of Whitney and her husband Duncan SANDERS, and Devon and her husband Terry BEAUCHAMP. Proud grandmother of Justin, Carleigh, Erin and Adrienne. Dear sister of Wayne (Barb), Judy (Bill), Glen (Marie), Ken (Sandy), Grant, Ross, Barry (Lori,) and Mark (Elaine.) Special thanks to Dr. TURNBULL and his team, Dr. TING, Community Care Access Centre and all their support staff. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Georgetown Alliance Church (290 Main Street S., Georgetown), on Friday, December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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SPROVIERI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-21 published
SPAS, Rozalia
Peacefully at her home, on Sunday, June 19, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Gregory SPAS. Dear mother of Greg, Sonia SPROVIERI and Bohdan. Loving grandmother of Jesse. Survived by her son-in-law Angelo SPROVIERI. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection, 30 Leeds Street, Toronto. Interment, Park Lawn Cemetery.

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SPROXTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
MacKEY, Gordon
Peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Saturday, June 25, 2005, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (nee SPROXTON) for 58 years. Devoted father to Bruce (Marilyn) and Dawna FOULIS (Rob). Beloved Grandad of Jeff MacKEY, Lisa JAMES (Scott,) Ryan and Michael FOULIS. Survived by his sister Marjorie HOBBS and his brothers Cecil (Bernice) and Alvin. Fondly remembered by Jenn, Kristin and Jen. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m., followed by interment at the Pine Orchard Friends Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Wesley United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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SPRUIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
SPRUIT, Herbert (1906-2005)
On Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at Extendicare Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, in his 100th year. The last of the Spruit Clan of 10, who emigrated from Hull, Yorkshire, England in April 1912. He was a champion 5 pin bowler and a well known softball pitcher in prewar Toronto leagues. He worked over 30 years for the Hamilton Gear Company in Toronto and upon retirement moved to Oakwood with his beloved wife Lily. They lived happy times, travelling frequently until Lily required full time care in Case Manor, Bobcaygeon. Lily died October 11, 2000, then Herb moved to Extendicare. He was predeceased by his mother Martha Ann in 1944 and his father Harry John in 1955, siblings Ellen, Thomas Arthur (K.I.A. 1915), Joseph, Albert, John William, Margaret Agnes, Amy, Florence, and Beatrice and his beloved niece Iris. Survived by nephews Joseph and his wife Phyllis of Gravenhurst and Vernon and his wife Eleanor of Lindsay, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Friday, November 4th from 10: 00 a.m., until the time of complete funeral service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto on Saturday, November 5th at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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SPRUNG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-15 published
Andrea ROSS
By Guy Sprung, Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - Page A22
Coffee-shop employee, writer. Born June 30, 1975, in Kingston, Ontario. Died Aug, 27, 2004, in Montreal, by her own hand, aged Tiny, tattooed, with multi-coloured, streaked hair and enough moxie to be the punk-rock Queen of Montreal, Andrea ROSS was an icon at Navarino's, the Greek pastry and coffee shop on Montreal's Park Avenue, where she worked. But the smile with which she served up café au lait in the morning successfully belied the pain life was causing her. A former heroin addict who had briefly financed her habit by working the streets, Andrea had somehow found the strength to break her dependency and had recently successfully completed methadone treatment. She'd become a trusted employee at Navarino's, where the coffee is good, the working conditions great and the early-morning community clientele is varied and entertaining. She was talking about making management.
To those close to her it seemed as though Andrea was finally hitting a plateau that most might consider "normal." A few days before her death, she had even, with great pride and glee, cut off the skull pendant she had worn around her neck for the last six years and replaced it with a woven leather necklace.
A fellow worker at Navarino's wrote of Andrea as "more real than anyone I have ever met -- no contrivances, barriers, no artifice, no facades." She was one of those rare compassionate human beings who felt the pain and the happiness of those around her with utter sincerity and profound depth.
Extremely intelligent, she wanted to be a writer and had finished the first 30 pages of a fictionalized autobiography. Her writing is clear, powerful. Her observations of human nature and of herself are detailed, brutally honest. She knew more, she understood more, she felt more than most of us. (Her street name in her writing is "Sophie" -- wisdom, in Greek.)
Andrea was capable, on the spur of the moment, of hitch-hiking to California and back with her dog. She knew how to party but could also be subject to bouts of depression and anger. Then her nickname became "Angria." To Friends she would complain that life wasn't "fair," that she felt too "sensitive," that she was "tired."
Suicide had been an option since the time, six years earlier, when she came home to find her boyfriend hanging in their bedroom door-frame. His drug stash had been stolen and he owed a lot of money, so he had decided to sidestep the resulting serious problems. Andrea kept the dog leash and the belt he had used. She committed suicide in exactly the same way.
I was one of many to whom she served morning coffee at Navarino's. A couple of times a week for a couple of years, in my half-somnolent state, I barely spoke two words to her. Yet I feel complicit in her death. Is it not our responsibility as human beings to look each other in the eye when we meet? To be aware of the humans we come in contact with each day and somehow communicate that the world is a place where it's worth living?
Andrea was special. More than 200 people attended her funeral service. But Andrea's death didn't even rate a tiny mention in our newspapers or media newscasts. Suicide as a cause of death in Canada is statistically on a par with automotive accidents. Quebec has one of the higher suicide rates in the world, yet publicly we ignore this reality. Does our shame and lack of openness about the frequency of suicide make the act mysterious and attractive to those who are tempted?
Andrea leaves behind her parents, her brother, and a wide swath of Friends and admirers in Montreal.
Theatre director Guy SPRUNG wrote this with guidance from Andrea's Friends and the staff at Navarino's

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