STATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
HASLAM, George Arthur
Peacefully at Bradford Valley Long Term Care on Tuesday, November 29, 2005. George HASLAM of Mississauga in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Sheila Winnifred (née VARLEY.) Loving father of Anthony and Diane. Dear grandad of Stephen and Lindsay HASLAM Paul (Line) DONALD- PEDERSEN, Michael (Kim) DONALD, and Michelle (Rob) STATTON. Dear great-grandad of Marcus, Emily, and Nathan. Dear brother-in-law of Patrick VARLEY. George will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends. Special thanks to the caring staff and Friends at Bradford Valley. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Saturday, December 3, 2005 from 9: 30 a.m. until the time of a prayer service in the Lathangue Chapel at 11: 30 a.m., followed by cremation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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STAUB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
STENGER, Anna T. (née LEKAI)
Anna T. STENGER (LEKAI) of Tillsonburg at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday April 4th, 2005 in her 87th year. Loving mother of Agnes McLAIN of Tillsonburg. Dear grandmother of Alex, George and Joe McMASTER. Loving great-grandmother of Crystal, George, William and Jennifer. Predeceased by her parents Michaly and Elizabeth (STAUB) LEKAI, her husband Karl STENGER (1993), five sisters and two brothers as well as sons-in-law, William McMASTER and James McLAIN. Anna's family will receive Friends at the Ostrander Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Mass for Anna will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Michael LANGAN celebrating. Parish prayers will be recited Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Right of committal in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. If desired memorial donations may be made tot he Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be sent at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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STAUB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
STAUB, Eleonore " Lore" (née ROSCH)
Wife of the late Edwin STAUB, dear mother of Eleonore Riley BOHRSON and Walter STAUB, dear grandmother of Andrew RILEY and Michael and Cindy STAUB, passed away peacefully at Port Hope, Ontario on January 29, 2005, in her 93rd year. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and many Friends in Newcastle, Ontario, New Liskeard Ontario, Port Hope, Ontario and Friends and family in Switzerland.

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STAUFER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
ALEBON, John
99, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary. John was born in Birmingham, England on August 31, 1905 and moved to Canada in 1951. He retired from O.H.C. in 1970 to pursue his love of travel and chasing the sun. Surviving are his son Robert (Gail) ALEBON of Sackville, Nova Scotia and daughter, Anne (Joe) STAUFER of Vail, Colorado. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Karen and Jonathan. John was predeceased by his beloved wife May. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. Donations in John's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. On line condolences may be sent to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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STAUFFER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
SILVERTHORNE, Donald Murray (1920-2005)
Donald Murray SILVERTHORNE of Calgary passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Donald was born on July 24, 1920 in Brantford, Ontario. He served overseas in World War 2 from 1941 to 1946 with the 42nd Battery and Queen's Own Rifle Infantry. He returned from Holland in 1946 with his Dutch wife Margaret, with whom he enjoyed thirty-five years of marriage in and around the Waterford and London, Ontario areas.
Donald is survived by his children, Maria (Ken) STAUFFER of Sundre, Alberta, Tom SILVERTHORNE of Newmarket, Ontario and Patricia (George) CLAEREN of Calgary. Granddad was especially proud of his grandchildren, Christa and Gregory SILVERTHORNE and Michael and Josie CLAEREN; and his sister Jeanne E. LITTOOY of Ajax, Ontario. Donald was predeceased by his wife Margaret; and his brothers, Roy and James SILVERTHORNE. The family would like to thank the members and staff at the Colonel Belcher Day Program for their kindness and Friendship. We would also like to thank the nurses at the Carewest Glenmore Park Lodge for their care and compassion, along with the nursing staff at the Rockyview General Hospital, including Dr. D. O'Connor.
“We love you Dad and will always miss you.
Rest in peace.&rdquo
Funeral Services were held at McInnis and Holloway's Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 4: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Donald SILVERTHORNE, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McInnis and Holloway's Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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STAUFFER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
BARCHARD, Elsie
Passed away peacefully, at Hillsdale Estates, on Thursday, February 17, 2005, Elsie, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late William BARCHARD of Newcastle. Loving mother of James McGHEE and his wife Pat, and Richard McGHEE and his wife Dianne. Cherished grandmother of Allen McGHEE, Allison VANDENENDEN, Dwayne McGHEE, and Allison TRAUTMAN. Lovingly remembered by her 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Joan STAUFFER and Roy SAUNDERS. Dear step-mother to Lois WILSON, Jim BARCHARD, and Lynn BROOKES. Will be sadly missed by her 6 step-grandchildren. As per Elsie's wishes, a private service will be held at a later date. Cremation Mount Lawn Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Armstrong Funeral Home Ltd., 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905) 433-4711.

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STAULO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
GRECO, Nicolina (née DI STAULO)
Nicolina GRECO passed away peacefully in the presence of her loved ones after a long and courageous battle with Lymphoma at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Giovanni. Adored by her daughter Maria and her son-in-law Giovanni GALUOPPO. Inspirational "Mammina" to her granddaughters Silvia and Paola. Nurturing "Mammoni" to her great-grandchildren Nicole and James. Nicolina will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her brothers Jerry, Michael, Tony, the late Raffaele and their families and many Friends. Family and Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 3914 Bloor St. W., Toronto on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 10 a.m. Entombment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children. Il signore Dio Nostro Patre ha Visto che eri tanto stanca Eng Nella sua misericordia infinita ti ha Sussurato Vieni con me Noi in silenzio Con le lacrime agli occhi ti abbiamo visto Tanto soffrire incapaci di aiutarti Ed ora il buon Dio ti ha con se, Dove non CofE piu dolore, ma Pace E Gioia. Sentiremo molto la tua assenza in Questa vita terrena, ma il ricordo di te Eng Sempre vivo nei nostri cuori e il tuo sorriso ci Accompagnera fino allultimo istante della vita.

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STAUNTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
RYRIE, Mary Gifford (née STAUNTON)
At Mount Sinai Hospital on Saturday, January 1, 2005, in her 95th year following a lengthy illness at home. Born October 12, 1910, daughter of the late Edmund and Mary (MORISON) STAUNTON. Devoted wife of the late Jack RYRIE. Survived by her sister, Mrs. St. Clair BALFOUR (Helen) and her brother, Thomas A. G. STAUNTON (Bonnie.) Predeceased by her sister, Mrs. Adam FAUQUIER (Ann). Mary will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews plus other extended family members in Canada and England. Special thanks to Puring ANDRES, Cindy CABUSO and their caregiving team for providing superlative long-term nursing services and affectionate support. A private service was held Friday, January 7th, at the Carfrae Chapel, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers thank you.

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STAUNTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
STAUNTON, Frederick William
Passed away at Community Nursing Home, Port Hope on Monday, May 16, 2005. Fred STAUNTON, beloved husband of the late Marjorie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear father of Ted STAUNTON. Also survived by grand_son Will STAUNTON and daughter-in-law Melanie BROWNE. Friends will be received at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 131 Walton Street, Port Hope, Wednesday, May 25, 2005 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian National Institute for the Blind www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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STAUTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-07 published
ANDERSON, Helen F. (née STAUTH)
At Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 6th, 2005. Helen F. (STAUTH) Anderson of Saint Mary's and formerly of Windsor, age 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Ivan D. ANDERSON (2003.) Loving mother of Carol and Doug ROWE, of Port Elgin and Faye and Roland CROWDER, of Saint Mary's. Proud grandmother of Steven and Rebecca ROWE, of Cambridge, Sharon and Michael SUMMERS, of Hamilton, David and Sabina CROWDER, of Ottawa, Jeff CROWDER, of Brantford, Heather CROWDER and Jeff HIGGINS, of London and great-grandmother of Rianne and Erin ROWE, Kylie and Dylan SUMMERS and Roman CROWDER. Predeceased by brothers Burnett STAUTH and Herbert STAUTH. Helen was a long time member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church and Roseland United Church, both of Windsor. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., St. Mary's on Saturday, January 8th, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m.. The funeral service will be held at the Saint Mary's United Church, 85 Church St. S., Saint Marys on Sunday January 9th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Richard BOTT officiating. Interment will be in Victoria Memorial Gardens Windsor on Monday January 10th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to Sleeping Children Around The World, The Canadian Red Cross (Tsunami Relief Fund) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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STAUTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
ANDERSON, Helen F. (STAUTH)
At Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Thursday January 6, 2005. Helen F. (STAUTH) Anderson of Saint Marys and formerly of Windsor age 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Ivan D. ANDERSON (2003.) Loving mother of Faye and Roland CROWDER of Saint Marys, Carol and Doug ROWE of Port Elgin. Proud grandmother of David and Sabina CROWDER of Ottawa, Jeff CROWDER of Brantford, Heather CROWDER and Jeff HIGGINS of London, Steven and Rebecca ROWE of Cambridge, Sharon and Michael SUMMERS of Hamilton and great-grandmother of Rianne and Erin ROWE, Kylie and Dylan SUMMERS and Roman CROWDER. Predeceased by brothers Burnett STAUTH and Herbert STAUTH. Helen was a long time member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church and Roseland United Church both of Windsor. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Saturday, January 8, 2005 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Saint Marys United Church, 85 Church Street South, Saint Marys on Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Richard BOTT officiating. Interment will be in Victoria Memorial Gardens Windsor on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to Sleeping Children Around The World, The Canadian Red Cross (Tsunami Relief Fund) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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STAVANJA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-23 published
STAVANJA, Vinko
On Saturday, May 21, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Ema. Dear father to Boris, Danny and John. Sadly missed by other family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 739 Brown's Line, Etobicoke. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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STAVELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
STAVELEY, Jenny Emily (née MAYLON)
Peacefully at Extendicare Nursing Home, Kingston on Sunday, May 15, 2005 at the age of 84. Loving wife of the late William Henry STAVELEY. Beloved mother of Debra (Rick) SCHUTT. Nonny to Laura and Jordan. Jenny was the middle child of 9 siblings born to David and Ellen MAYLON of London, England. In her life she fought two great battles, surviving the blitz and breast cancer. Family and Friends will gather at the Central Chapel of Gordon F. Tompkins, 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy Street) on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m. for a Service of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Breast Cancer Action Kingston would be greatly appreciated. In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Central Chapel, 613-546-5454

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STAVELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
LE ROUX, Marion Edith (née STAVELEY- GOUGH)
Much loved wife of Koos LE ROUX, passed away peacefully at home with her husband at her side, aged 70. She was born Marion Edith STAVELEY- GOUGH in London, England, July 31st, 1935. Raised in Rhodesia, immigrated to Canada 1962. Worked 16 years at the Pentecostal Assemblies Of Canada head office followed by service with TransCanada Pipelines until retirement. Funeral Service on Friday, December 9th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Church in the Village, Shepherd Village, 3760 Sheppard Ave. East. Donations to Shepherd Village Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Highland Funeral Home 416-773-0933.

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STAVERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
CRAWFORD, Donald Frederick
Suddenly, at home in Ajax, on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in his 78th year. Loving father of Barbara MISNER and her husband Barry, Gloria CRAWFORD and her partner Brian STAVERT, and Ken CRAWFORD. Devoted " Papa" of Amy NAUMIENKO- HEATON and her husband Spencer, Shari MISNER and Charley MISNER. Beloved brother of Clarence, Glenn, Murray and wife Joyce, and sister-in-law Thelma. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Brian and Matt. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Merle CRAWFORD, his wife Minnie McLELLAN, his brother Bud, his granddaughter Cindy MISNER and his sisters-in-law Dora and Lydia. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Salem Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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STAVREV o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-09 published
SPASIC, Vesna (née ALEKSIC)
Passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on January 5, 2005. Daughter of her late parents Manasije and Verka ALEKSIC. Sister of Durja and and her husband Stojan STAVREV, Blagica and her husband Risto UGLESOVSKA, Tomislav, Cedomir and his wife Mira ALEKSIC, Branko and his wife Dragica SPASIC. Vesna will be missed by all of her nieces and nephews: Vickie, Vane, Stephen, Biljana, Nikola, Dalibor, Sonja, Nikola, and Darko. Vesna will also be missed by her Friends and co-workers at Surefit, and all of her extended family and Friends. Visitation at The Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000, on Sunday, January 9, 2005 from 4-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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STAVREV o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
KARTOSHEFF, Chris
Husband of the late Sofia KARTOSHEFF. Father to Dean CARTER. Grandfather to Julia CARTER. Step-father to Jim STAVROU and his wife Irene. Grandfather to George and Chris STAVROU. Step-father to Stojan STAVREV and his wife Georgina. Grandfather to Vickie, Vane and Stephan. Will be missed by Donche and Aleksandra KOSTADINOVSKA and other extended family and Friends. Visitation will be held at The Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 12 p.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery.

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
Judge KANE a giant in two arenas
Hockey and law were his driving passions in life
Former National Hockey League arbitrator had 'common touch'
By Christian COTRONEO, Staff Reporter
Joseph Charles KANE's heart belonged on a bench -- and even behind one.
As a Superior Court judge, his decisions from the judicial bench helped mould civil society in Ontario.
As a hockey coach, he shaped the lives of countless youth -- even if he had to be uncivil about it at times.
"The national anthem is finished," he would holler from his team's bench. "It's all right to move now."
The true measure of a man, KANE often said, is in his Friends. In that case, the former hockey coach, athlete and judge who died January 11 at the age of 76 was among the wealthiest men in the world.
Everyone from Maple Leafs coach Pat QUINN to sports magnate Steve STAVRO to Justice Roy McMURTRY attended KANE's funeral at Leaside United Church last Saturday.
"I have never been to a more glorious celebration of a man's life," said hockey analyst Bill WATTERS.
"I think he had more of a profound influence on me than I realized at the time. He always had a smile. He was always so positive."
WATTERS was 19 when he first met KANE.
"I thought, 'Boy, he's the kind of guy I would most like to be like,'" said WATTERS, who at various times was a coach, friend and even neighbour.
The fit, muscular man from Stratford, who "swore but was never mean," had role model written all over him.
KANE was among four freshly minted lawyers who founded a criminal law practice in an old building near Bay St. and Bloor Ave. KANE had the unenviable task of collecting fees from the clients.
"We were no good at charging fees," says former Justice Hugh LOCKE, who was a partner at the time. "So Joe collected the money. We called him the Vacuum Cleaner."
In 1978, after 23 years as a lawyer, KANE was appointed a county court judge in the City of Toronto. By 1997, he was sitting on the Superior Court bench.
"He was a very human judge," LOCKE says. "He knew what troubles people had. He had a very close, common touch."
Ontario Chief Justice McMURTRY, a friend of KANE's for more than 50 years, said KANE excelled when it came to tenant and landlord issues -- cases that could be so complex "a lot of judges sort of avoided them."
"But Joe understood people and he knew how to bring them together."
KANE was the consummate mediator, and his passion for law and hockey intersected when he served as an arbitrator for the National Hockey League.
Between hockey and the courthouse, KANE always found time for home.
"He was very hands-on," said daughter Wendy KANE. " Always involved in his children's lives and interested in their careers."
Along the way, KANE coached his four sons and spearheaded the move to bring a hockey team to York Mills Collegiate Institute in the early 1980s.
By then, the married father of six had long shaken the nickname Vacuum Cleaner -- and had been busy dispensing nicknames of his own. KANE's Friends were called the Fly, Spider and the Brush, names they kept for decades.
At one point, KANE reserved hockey tickets for a friend at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, but that friend found no tickets waiting for him at the arena.
Desperate, he tried using his nickname.
There were four tickets waiting for someone called "Haematoma."
"That's Joe," said WATTERS. "He was a judge. He was a scholar. But if he forgot your name, he would use your nickname."

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-14 published
Crossing the finish line his specialty
Bill LINDO swam, cycled and ran almost to the end
Top triathlete was also a successful businessman
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
This is a story of a life in the fast lane. A very long fast lane.
Bill LINDO, 83, is believed to have been Canada's oldest triathlete, entering and often winning the Olympic distance races of 1.5-kilometre swims, 40-kilometre cycles and 10-kilometre runs.
He thought it was easier than marathon running -- although he did a lot of that as well, including a personal best on April 13, 1981, his 60th birthday, at the prestigious Boston Marathon.
He'd been planning to stop running marathons after that one -- he always over-trained and he always sustained some injury or other -- but he did so well, easily conquering Heartbreak Hill at Mile 22, and felt so good crossing the finish line, he decided to revise that plan and keep on running.
There were plenty more finish lines for LINDO. He ran marathons in Toronto, Ottawa, New York, Chicago, a couple of more times in Boston, and he had the T-shirts to prove it. In 1992, when he was 71, he competed for the Canadian national team at the world championship triathlon event held at Deerhurst Inn in Muskoka, the first time ever in Canada. He crossed that finish line looking as if he had just run around the block.
Perhaps that is what it felt like, too. LINDO had been training hard for that meet, three hours a day, six days a week, swimming six, cycling 120 and running 80 kilometres. Actually he'd been training to compete in Hawaii's famous Iron Man, infinitely more gruelling as it includes a full marathon run, and he'd been travelling around the province's triathlete circuit. He was spotted at a Guelph event and urged to try out for the national team. He qualified, but he had to be talked into competing at the world championship because it meant he would have to miss the Iron Man event.
"He told us that he couldn't say no, that they were giving him all this great stuff," his daughter Elaine LINDO said. "Red-and-white warm-up pants, swimsuit, hat, singlet, all kinds of stuff. He couldn't resist."
He was the only Canadian competing in the over-60 age categories there were nine athletes over 70. Wearing red and white and the number 1104, LINDO came fourth.
"He was the hometown hero. Everybody knew who he was," Elaine recalled. She remembered that the crowds went wild when her father came into view. "When he crossed the finish line, he looked so fresh, like he could do another triathlon. The Japanese guy could barely make it across the line."
The photo Elaine took of her father crossing the line is reproduced here. Of all the photos of all his finishes, this one was his favourite. He was upright, he was fresh and he was laughing.
LINDO died at home on January 13.
"He liked winning his categories to the point where he was the only one in his age category," said another daughter, film director Eleanore LINDO. "He wanted to compete until there was no one left."
But then LINDO decided what he really liked about the triathlon was biking, so for his 75th birthday, and in honour of what was supposed to be his retirement, he flew one of his titanium racing bikes to Amsterdam, where he rode around Holland. He then flew to Paris and rode through that city and France, and then on to to Switzerland, where he told his family he biked halfway up the Matterhorn.
Sure, they said. But maybe he really did, as his wife Bernice and their seven children well knew.
LINDO started getting fit sometime around his 50th birthday. He was out on the golf course kibitzing with some Friends and business colleagues when he commented on the girth of one of the men. Then he found out the man wore waist size 44: the same as LINDO. He joined the Y -- his family thinks it might well have been the next day -- taking up racquet ball, then squash.
Then he joined the Fitness Institute the first year it opened and got really serious about his workouts. Around the club he was famous for his endurance and fitness level, especially on the stationary bike, where he could go faster and longer than the professional hockey players working out next to him.
"Dad used to say they were wusses," said daughter Christine MILCAWICH. Here was a man who used to bike from his Beach-area home to Picton Provincial Park, bike around the park and then back home, all on a Sunday afternoon. "He had to do everything full force."
LINDO had at least two collisions with cars while training; the emergency-room doctors at Toronto East General Hospital once teased Bernice that she had brought her husband in more than all of their seven kids combined.
Sometimes he'd come in from training sessions looking tired and drained. "But he'd walk up the stairs, have a shower and be fully recovered when he came back down," his wife said.
Five years ago, he and Eleanore took up tennis. "He used me as a backboard," said Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet Club tennis coach Scott HURTUBISE. "He was remarkable. Only a small handful of people have his agility and tenacity."
LINDO grew up in Toronto's east end, where he was known as the "singing delivery boy," working at the grocery store of his buddy Steve STAVRO's father, at the corner of Queen St. E. and Coxwell Ave. A dropout after Grade 11, he was serving in Italy driving a supply truck in the middle of the action at Anzio when he vowed that if he got out of the war, he was going to settle down, get married and make something of himself. His mother decided she knew just the right girl, whom she took with her to the train station to welcome home the returning soldier. He and Bernice settled in his old family home at 11 Cherry Nook Gardens and had seven children in 10 years.
He worked in sales for a chemical company for years, taking his university degree in chemistry at night. In the early 1960s, LINDO formed a can distribution company that became the second largest in the country. His flagship company, TML Industries in Pickering, is run today by daughters Christine and Marguerite, and by Peter, his only son.
LINDO and his best friend Joe WOMERSLEY also started up Linwo Industries, a chemical packaging company. "Bill was a wizard at figures. He could set up a big quote in his head in 10 minutes," WOMERSLEY said. Entrepreneurial and adventurous, they also kick-started the first company in the country to make aerosol packaging, then another business making heavy-truck accessories, and later a company manufacturing the first artificial fireplace logs in Canada.
If things were getting tense at a meeting, or slow at a convention, LINDO would stand on his head and sing "Old Man River." If circumstances permitted, he'd stand on his head, drink a beer and belt out the song.
LINDO ran his businesses the way he ran his races, one after another after another. Soon he and WOMERSLEY were setting up a plant in Edmonton making plastic gallon jugs for antifreeze and another facility in Buffalo to wind 2.4 million cases of Stretch 'n' Seal for Colgate Palmolive in five years.
Then there was the Weed As You Walk weed killer. Dr. Maggie's Pet Food Supplement was his last business venture.
LINDO was still working four days a week and working out even more often when he was diagnosed with cancer. The last year of his life was the only time in which he'd ever been sick. Eleanore said he never gave up on the idea that he would do another triathlon. As his long-time friend WOMERSLEY said, "His heart was like a diesel motor. You can't stop that running. It was only his body that disintegrated and in the end gave out."

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STAVROFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
STAVROFF, Josef
Husband and soulmate to wife Sharon, devoted father to Jason, Leslie-Anne, Daniel and Aleksandra, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005. He will be sadly missed by his family and Harrison. Josef was a humanitarian, respected and loved by his Friends, colleagues and students. His vibrancy, wisdom, passion for life and enthusiasm will be missed by all of those whose lives he touched. Josef was a professor at Seneca College for 32 years and Chief Steward of Ontario Public Service Employees' Union Local 560. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, on Saturday, January 22nd, 2005 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1' p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be emailed to the family at josef.stavroff@wardfh.com

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STAVROU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
KARTOSHEFF, Chris
Husband of the late Sofia KARTOSHEFF. Father to Dean CARTER. Grandfather to Julia CARTER. Step-father to Jim STAVROU and his wife Irene. Grandfather to George and Chris STAVROU. Step-father to Stojan STAVREV and his wife Georgina. Grandfather to Vickie, Vane and Stephan. Will be missed by Donche and Aleksandra KOSTADINOVSKA and other extended family and Friends. Visitation will be held at The Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 12 p.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery.

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STAVROU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-19 published
BOVAIRD, Mildred Mary (REID)
Peacefully at the Avalon Care Centre, Orangeville on Sunday, December 18, 2005; Mildred Mary REID in her 82nd year; predeceased by her husband Dr. William C. BOVAIRD (1999;) cherished mother of Bill and Judy of Calgary, Alberta; Ken BOVAIRD and Nitsa STAVROU of Stratford, Bob and Carolyn of Orangeville, Faye CRAIG of Arthur, Debbie McKEOWN and Todd McNALLY of Tottenham and Brenda BOVAIRD of Orangeville; loving grandmother of Michael, Mark, Lisa, Kim, Adam, Lindsay, Debra Lynn, Jeff and Crystal; dear great-grandmother of Megan, Deirdre, Austin, Cole, Paige, Hunter, Tanner and Taylor lovingly remembered by her brother Doug and his wife Betty; predeceased by her sister Shirley MODDISON (2005.) Mildred will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 23rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mildred may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Parkinson Foundation or The Peel Red Cross Home Makers. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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STAWEZKI o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-02 published
WEEKS, Lorna A.
Lorna A. WEEKS a resident of Armada, Michigan, passed away February 23, 2005 at Wm. Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Lorna was born January 29, 1947 in Ontario, Canada. She is survived by her husband Thomas I. WEEKS, her children Jimmie MILLER of Portland, Michigan, Lana (Kevin) STAWEZKI of Macomb, Michigan and Lorne LOULAS of Oakland County, Michigan, and 6 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters Ernest ISAAC, Della HILL, Helen WALINSKE, Virgil ISAAC and Howard ISAAC. She is predeceased by sister Myrna ISAAC and Ronald ISAAC. The family received Friends at the Wm. Sullivan and son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road, (3 Blks. East of Van Dyke), Utica, Michigan on Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service was held Monday, February 28, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Jerome Nachlik, officiating. Burial in Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills, Michigan. Memorial Contributions to the American Diabetes Association or Wm. Beaumont Oncology Department would be appreciated by the family. Condolences for the family may be addresssed to: www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

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STAWICKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
HENDERSON, Norma Eileen (née ACKROYD)
Died on December 28, 2004, after a short illness, at the William Osler Health Centre, Brampton, in her 79th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband John Harley HENDERSON (Retired Sargent of Metro Toronto Police Department, and Sargent with the Toronto Scottish Regiment B77035, World War 2). Dear mother of Sharon STAWICKI, Donna HENDERSON and Carson MUNSEY, and Janice and Steve JOHNSTON. Dearest grandmother of Craig, Amy, Stephanie and Adam. Dearest sister of Marie and Gerald SWACKHAMER, Aunt of Brent and Linda SWACKHAMER, great-aunt of Kyle, Troy and Jacob. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. A Service in the Chapel on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Brampton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Metro Police Widows and Orphans Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to: eileen.henderson@wardfh.com

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STAWICKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
SHIDLOWSKI, Harry " Chaim"
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Chamel on Shabbat/Erev Pesach April 23, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital. Beloved husband of Molly, loving father to Ida (Stan COHEN), Lilian, and Alvin (Lori ISENBAUM). Devoted grandfather of David and Vanessa, Dana, Daniel, Brandon and Justin. Brother to Henna and the late Aron STAWICKI of Israel, brother-in-law to Gitel and the late Leibish GOTLIEB, uncle and great-uncle. Born Stopnitz, Poland. Holocaust survivor. His absolute courage will remain a guiding light to our family for all generations to come. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at Steeles College Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West. Please contact Chapel at 416-733-2000 for time of funeral. Interment at Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Stopnitzer Section. Shiva at 88 Alexis Blvd. (evening prayers). Memorial donations, if desired, to Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre.

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